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Chester Times (Newspaper) - June 19, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE lONTIIS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 57TH 17623 DailLeased Wire Reports ol United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA MONDAY JUNE 19 1933 STAND ON TARIFF BY U S IS BASIS FOR DISCUSSION Observers Puzzled by Hulls Signature on Pro posal of 10 Per Cent London Meeting Loses Hope for Immediate Stabilization of Dollar BREWER HELD FOR RANSOM FREED WASHINGTON June As a further warning that this gov ernment does not intend to be forced into any premature agreement at the world economic conference Acting Secretary of State Phillips today joined in denial that the American delegation had proposed a ten per cent horizontal reduction in tariffs Phillips said the State Department had received assurance from Secre tary of State Hull chairman of the American delegation that no such proposal had been made Hull explained in a telegram to the department that a ten per cent tariff reduction had merely been suggested as a basis for discussion Phillips emphasized that this did not constitute an announcement of the American position on tariffs LONDON June pro posal for a flat 10 per cent cut in tariffs submitted to the World Eco nomic Conference Saturday as an American suggestion but later repud iated by Senator Key Pittman mem tier of the United States delegation was sponsored by Secretary of State Cordell Hull delegation chief to the extent that he signed the letter that accompanied it the United Press learned today The secretariat of the economic commission had received no request today for withdrawalof the proposal which suggested also extension of the tariff truce whereby signatories agree not to erect further tariff barriers and encouragement of bilateral treaties for tariff reduction Observers puzzled by the conflict represented by Hulls signature on the letter that accompanied the docu ment to the commission secretariat and Pittmans insistence that it was not an official proposal of the Ameri can delegation saw the possibility of disagreement within the American delegation Pittman in a statement yesterday asserted that No such proposal was submitted by the He said American technical advisers may submitted such a pro posal as a basis lor Chairman Hendrikus Colijn of The Netherlands told the Economic Com mission when it reconvened today that with the additionof Cuba and Venezuela 50 nations representing more than 85 per cent of world trade had adhered to the tariff truce Jugo slavia is the only European nation that has not agreed Colijn ignored Fittmans disavowal in announcing the commission had received proposals from Russia Po KIDNAPERS FREE WEALTHYBREWER GET BIG RANSOM William Hamm Reaches Home in St Paul Minn Uninjured But Tired FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day PKICE TWO CENTS OPENAIR MOVIES 1600 DIPLOMAS FOR IN CITY PARKS CHESTER GRADUATES Somewhat Less Than Paid Mother Collapses William llamm 39 mil I lionairc president of a St Paul Minn j brewery held by kidnapers vho J threatened him with death unless j a heavy ransom was paid was lib j crated this morning McMATH KIDiNAP CASEIN COURT Mother of Victim Tells Story Against Two Charged With Crime Continued on Last Page KIWANIANS WILL AWARD MEDALS An interesting meeting has been arranged for the Wednesday noon session of the Kiwanis Club to bs held in the Y W C A building Seventh and Sproul streets where the pupils of the Chester High school who are slated to receive the K B F scholarship medals awarded annually by the club will be guests of the Kiwanis members Presenta tion of the medals is to be made by William Craemer chairman of the meeting and of the K B F com mittee who is to be assisted by Ell wood J Turner Another feature of the meeting will be a report on the local Kiwanis Club to be given by the two high school pupils who have teen attending the weekly meetings for the past three months BARNSTABLE Mass June mothers story of the kid naping of her tenyearold daughter and the agonizing hours before the child was ransomed was told in court today by Mrs Neil C McMath Testifying at the trial of Cyril and Kenneth Buck charged with ab ducting and holding Peggy McMath for ransom Mrs McMath was the first member of the family to be questioned at the trial Peggy may testify later She was attired in a dark blue knitted suit pale pink blouse and a black straw hat Before Mrs McMath began her story Miss Gertrude Collins assistant clerk of the Superior Court testified to having taken Kenneths third con fession Kenneth signed it she said Miss Collins testified that she asked Kenneth How could you do such a thing I havent had a job for a year I was desperate I have been living on my mother for a year she quoted his reply George B Bacon vice president of the Merchants National Bank of Boston told of taking ran som money from Boston to the Mc Math home at Harwich two nights after the kidnaping He said McMath went out with it and returned in 45 minutes and gave him back The money came from McMaths relatives in Detroit ths banker testi fied OF GASOLINE TAX HARRISBURG Pa June shares of the state gasoline tax collections were ready today for distribution by the State Treasury Each county receives onehalf cent of every three cents of gasoline tax collection within its boundaries The money is paid in semiannual instal ments The present distribution covers the period ended May 31 Delaware countys share is stated to be S74924 BAWLS OUT POLICE FINED COSTS Just because ha lost his head when he walked into police station and demanded that he immediately see a prisoner early yesterday morn ing Lawrence Riddle 25 of the 800 block Elstnore place lost this morning That represented a fine of and costs amounting to 31 Riddle was slated on a disorderly conduct charge Acting Captain Plan ley testified that Riddle became abusive when refused permission to see Lawrence Johnson 18 of Potter street near Sixth street who was arrested when detected letting air out of an automobile tire on Morton avenue Riddle called the police or ficia1 some names not found in Web j sters dictionary and made a pass at the captain before he was placed in a cell Im going to teach you to respect police officers said Magistrate Honan as he impcsed tha stiff fine on the Fifth ward youth LICENSES RESTORED ST PAUL Minn June William Hamm kidnaped multi millionaire brewer was released near Wyoming Minn after payment Saturday night of ransom some what less than which the abductors had originally asked William Dunn sales manager of the Theodore Hamm Brewing Co of which Hamm is president was notified at Duluth and with Inspec tor Charles Tierney of St Paul drove south to pick Hamm up Hamm reached his home in St Paul at a m He was rushed into the house through a rear door Hamm was questioned by detec tives He was said to be uninjured but tired Dunn and Tierney arrived in Du luth at 4 a m and registered at the Hotel Duluth where they announced they were expecting a telephone call The call to Dunn and Hamms re lease occurred at approximately the same time Meanwhile in St Paul a physician aria nurse had been called to the Hamm home where the kidnaped mans aged mother was rcoorted near collapse Wyoming is on trunk highway No 1 between the twin cities and Du luth It was on this highway that the ransom payment was made Saturday night A Hamm Brewing Co truck and a specially designated automo bile ngured in the payment At least five men were believed o have taken part in the kidnaping The truck which had been originally des ignated as the payoff vehicle sep arated from the automobile north nf St Paul The automobile proceeded north on Highway No 1 to a point between Pine City and Rush City Two automobiles drove alongside the payoff car and indicated the ransom was to be thrown out Dunn who drove the ransom car threw out the currency and continued north In St Paul as soon as word was received of Kamms safety police moved forward on their delayed hunt for the kidnapers Chief of Police Thomas Dahill accompanied by sev eral aides sped northward out of the city Cruiser automobiles started out on raids previously determined upon to obtain information A reward for capture of the kidnapers of Hamm was ofTered to day by a secret group of business men aroused by the fourth abduction in this city in two years In an interview after his release Hamm said three men met him near his house during last Thursdaysnoon hour at the Theodore Hamm Brew ing Company of which he is presi dent They forced him to enter an auto mobile where goggles stuffed with cotton were placed over his eyes Be fore the goggles were adjusted Hamm said he studied the leaders carefully Pictures of Verne Sankey resemble this man Hamm said Hamm revealed that he was kept m the second story of a hous lo cated about eight hours driving from the twin cities After the three men who kidnaped him had been driving about two hours they were met by another automobile and Hamm was forced to sign four notes Through the cooperation of the Young Mens Christian Association land the Delaware County Division of Recreation plans are being completed i for a series of open air motion pic I lure shows to be given in the parks throughout thecitywith the project ing machine of the association to be used in the summer evening enter tainments Those who arc Interested in the development of the plan for free en t tertainment in the public parks are i Samuel J Sterrctt general secretary jof the Y M C A Walter Craig of the city council who is in charge of the parks William H Krell who is chairman of the recreational divi sion and Chester L Narvel of the Y M C A staff who is also secre tary of the division Preliminary plans for the outdoor recreation were presented to Councilman Craig this morning by the secretary of the com mittee and met with the councilmans I immediate approval REGKTRYCASE REACHES COU i Charles E Sanderson secretary of i the school district assisted by a force of the office personnel is busy with the preparation of more than six I hundred diplomas to be given out at the commencement exercises of the high school junior high schools and the grammar schools of the entire 1 city Upon each of the diplomas the seal of the school district must be affixed and the diplomas of the high school must bear the signature of the i president of the board Charles P i Larkin Superintendent of Schools David A Ward Secretary Sanderson and George W Pedlow principal of i the school The diplomas and cer tiRentes of graduation for the lower i schools do not require us many sig I natures but must also be properly sealed rolled and tied with pieces of j ribbon Each year the school board president is required to spend several i hours signing the oflicial sheets W MBONTRUAX PLACED ON TRIAL CHARGES GRAFT COLLECTED IN UPPER DARBY Carnival Man Held for G a m b 1 i n g Violations Spills Beans Darby RepublicanFormer Banker Charged Wishes to Change Party With Embezzlement and Enrollment Other Counts A hearing will be held in the county court at Media Friday in a test case to determine whether a registry as sessor may accept a petition for the change of party enrollment of a voter when the petition is presented by some one other than the voter A writ of alternative mandamus has been allowed by Clyde Baker registry assessor of the third pre cmct Fourth ward of Upper Darby township to show cause why lie should not receive such a petition Judge John M Brooniall allowed the writ on the petition of Archibald Dick of 296 Lamport road Upper which was filed by Attorneys William K Rhodes Albert B Maris and Matthew Randall Dick sets forthin his petition that in 1932 he was enrolled as a Repub lican He says that he was not at home when the assessor called to enroll voters last month and his enrollment was continued as Repub lican The petitioner says he voted for a majority of the candidates of the Democratic party in the general elec tion last November and he desires to be a Democrat In June 12 Dick claims he signed a certificate of enrollment asking for enrollment as a Democrat and authorized William Cunningham to deliver the certificate to Baker Ac cording to the petition the assessor refused to receive the certificate claiming that under the law he had no authority to receive it unless it was delivered personally by the voter desiring the change in enrollment A number of independent Republi cans of the county have signified their intention of enrolling as Democrats this year and a controversy has arisen on the procedure Someleaders in cluding Mr Maris contend that the enrollment certificates signed by voters may be presented to registry assessors by third parties but as sessors have been refusing to accept them claiming that the law contem plates such certificates being pre sented personally by each voter AT 3RD AND LLOYD STS DIES PLAYING BASEBALL While playing sandlot baseball yes terday Joseph McGrane 16 Phila delphia dropped dead from a heart attack During the week ending June 14 the bureau of highway patrol and safety restored drivers licenses to i William Roskilly 1123 Eleventh street jEddystone Thomas F Simmons Jr in the tOO block on Shadeland ave nue Drexel Hill and W G Wilson 313 Davis avenue Clifton Heights revocations or suspensions of driving privileges were eported dur ing the week ending June 14 from this couny RSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY United Press CONNATTGHT PARK Victorious Electric i Gaff Holland I Spring Violet Tetra dite Jessie Coppage Sailor Maid Dr Syntax Jungle Fair j Doorkeeper I Fatal Gift Princess Pat Coventry Jug of Gold Smichen Little Scoot My Fergus Sons Dance Man and Wrack Royal Weather clear track fast AT LINCOLN FIELDS Lassie Belgian Lass Tadcaster Prfnce Plato Dr Parrish Golden Spray Bob Weidel Step Joe Geary Bitter Root Masked Pnnce Gold Signet Prince Charlo Try Fair Fall Murphy Halliard Playball St Nazaire Old Bill Ed die Pantaloons Pharahead Eone For neather clear track fast Lawyer for ExBanker Says Is Inconsistent on Income Taxes NEW YORK June Governments charges against CharlcS E Mitchell are the most unwar ranted in history Max D Steuer de clared today in summing up for the defense in the case of the former National City Bank chief accused of evading in income taxes 1929 and 1930 The noted lawyer breathed sarcasm and scorn into his address to the jury In his customary court mannn Steuer began his address in a con fidential whispering tone Leaning far over the rail he appeared to be taking the jury into his confidence His first words could be heard only by the stenographer and Mitchell himself hitcliiris his chair closer cupped his hand behind his ear Steuer outlined the three charges against he sold 18300 shares of National City Bank stock shares of National City Bank stock to his wife to establish a fictitious loss of 52800000 that he failed to reoort Continued on Last Page Security and Commodity Markets in Stampede of Buying NEW June Se j curity and commodity markets re sumed their boom pace today in a stampede of buying as the dollar went crashing again in world money centres Stocks opened up spectacularly and then went surging ahead for gains running to more than a share Trading was at an enormous pace and the high speed ticker fell 7 minutes behind President Roosevelts rejection of the proposed Currency Stabilization Pact at the London Conference sent the dollar plunging against foreign currencies Sterling soared more than 7 cents topping SL14 against a low a few days ago of 5402 and other foreign currencies scored sweeping gains Commodities soared with stocks wheat rising 2 cents a bushel and cotton SI a bale Speculative issues set s fast pace for the bond market Curb and bank stocks were strong Auburn bounded upward while j duPont and American Telephone spurted more than IT S Steel Common gained nearly and Con solidated Gas S2 Union Pacific and 1 Hudson led the rails the former with a 55 rise and the lat ter i vHeavy profittaking developed on j the uprush but this was absorbed i with only a temporary recession LONDON June I pound Sterling soared today open ing at S4121J and closing at j compared to Saturdays close of S407U The dollars slump was ascribed to the cessation of cooperation be ttween the banks of England and Prance and the Federal Reserve Bank which was understood through reciprocal borrowing last week to have succeeded in steadying ex changes SEEK SUICIDE MOTIVE LANGHORNE Pa June today were seeking a mo tive for the suicide of Joseph Ehr mann 52 of Philadelphia whose body was found hanging from a grape arbor in the rear of his summer home at Oakford three miles from here Another accident in which the rear fender was torn off one of the vehicles and the front wheel was smashed on th2 oiher occurred yes terday at the intersection of Third and Lloyd streets This makes the fifth accident in which automobiles have been dam aged in collisions at the intersection of these two streets since the traffic light on these two highway has been removed following an accident some time ago between a truck and an automobile which resulted also in damage being done to the traffic light The accident yesterday happened when a machine being driven cast on Third street crashed into the rear of another machine being driven north on Lloyd street The machine going east on Third street crashed a front wheel which was replaced by a spare one which the driver carried on the vehicle and the olher machine suf fered a badly damaged fender Both machines were driven from ths scene of the accident Residents in the neighborhood say that Third street is used by many motorists as a speedway and that many narrow escapes occur each day Talk of circulating a petition in the neighborhood to be presented to council to have light restored at the street intersection has been heard but nothing could be learned as to its authenticity GETS 30 bAYS The state law pertaining to the statute of limitations will be exer cised in the trial of W Nelson Tnmx 52 34 East Twentythird street this city who went on trial this morning beiore Judge John M Broomnli charged with embezzlement fraud ulent conversion false entries and false pretenses This was stated in court by defense counsel Attorneys James L Rankin and John V Diggins who contend that many of the counts on which the former bank official has been in dicted are legally outlawed Assistant District Attorney William R Teal who is prosecuting the case argued against this move and hopes to be able to prove that offenses with which the defendant is charged and within the legal limitations can be linked with similar oflenses outside of the statute of limitations which would make all counts binding Judge Broomall ruled that all the testimony prepared by the prosecu tion may be presented and then if defense counsel wish to object to part they may and an opinion will be handed down The greater part of this morning was taken up with the selection of the jurors and the presentation of approximately 70 exhibits including canceled checks bank records etc The first witness called wns Douglas R Faith president of the Says He Taid and Paid and Paid Will Give Names at Hearing Police of Upper Darby and consta jbles for miles around arc accused of accepting graft from Gru berg manager of a carnival which operated in Upper Darby last week Gruberg spilled thp beans after he was arrested Saturday night for op erating Rambling devices and gam bling games including the old shell Same and threecardmonte Included in the suckers who lost thenroll was one fireman who wns taken for all he had He be came peeved and appealed to a bic politician who got his money buck Gruberg nnd his two concession er Ires were arrested on warrants sworn out by David Bain 202 Ashby road chairman of the vig ilance committee of he Upper Darby Good Government Trnpue Bain is said to have furnished enough information to Chef A Keyes special deputy attorney gen eral in charge of the county vice probe to warrant several arrests in that thriving eastern section of the county Gruberg was angry nil over when he was arrested He said he paid and paid and paid This bunch of hick cops nnd con stables are the worst bunch of chil lers I ever stacked up ngainst in my life It seems that constables from every section of the county came for their shakedown but wait until I get my hearing Wednesday I am going to reveal the names of every one to whom I paid graft he blurted The carnival operator told Justice of the Peace Charles Atcheson of Continued on Papc Seven ROB DRIVER OF AT PROSPECT PARK Edward Murphy of Providence H Iwas sentenced to serve thirty days in the county jail on a drunk and dis orderly charge by Magistrate John OTJonnell of Marcus Hook Saturday j evening Murphy was arrested by Patrolman Imburgia following a brawl along the riverfront of that borough Matthew Friel 27 of 132 Elmwood avenue Norwood a driver of a bakery wagon Avas held up and robbed by three bandits in a woods near Six teenth and Evans avenue Prospect Park Saturday night about 7 oclock and robbed of days collections amounting to about The bandits are said to have crossed their automobile in front of his bread him from the vehicle and beat and robbedJilm Then ac cording to police they struck nis horse causing it to run away With a severe laceration of his face Friel crawled to a nearby house where the occupants notified Taylor Hospital He was treated at the hos pital and later discharged PLANS FOR 17 U S WARSHIPS WASHINGTON June Acting Secretary of the Navy Roose velt announced today the depart ment would open bids for the con struction of 17 warships on July 26 The vessels to be built consisted of two aricraft carriers one heavy cruiser one light cruiser four torpedo boats net exceeding 1850 tons seven torpedo boats exceeding 1500 tons find two submarines All of the ships will be constructed in private yards BLAZE NEAR BRIDGE and apparatus of the Moya menslng Hook and Ladder Company wcrs called out at 1110 a m yester day in answer to a still alarm The firemen were called upon to extin guish a grass fire in a vacant lot adjacent to the Seventh street bridge over the Chester River Residents of the neighborhood fearing that the fire might endanger the wooden walk ways of the bridge telephoned for the fire company RETURNS FROIVT INDIA Robert J Journey for twelve years associated with the American Baptist Mission Press in Rangoon Burma 1 India has arrived in Chester his second trip home since leaving the States for the foreign post Mr Journey a printer was accompanied j home by his son Three other chil I dren with Mrs Journey returned to Chester last year Wants Congress Legislature to Open Sessions With Music M Phillips Chester Times news dealer of 919 Main street Darby an originator of National Music Week is urging music as a national institu tion in a comprehensively worked out plan which he has submitted to Pres ident and Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt and to Secretary of Treasury Wil liam H Woodin In his letter to the president which explains the plan Mr Phillips pre sented the proposition as follows Chief of our Country undoubtedly you will feel and conceive the ne cessity of National Musical Institu tion and my intention at this moment is to ask you this noble deed that the House of Representatives and Senate and the State Legislature shall open their sessions the strains of music before or after prayer Thus will create a new in stitution for the betterment of our people in harmony in new spiritual atmosphere will be born as a useful beneficial factor in our daily life will not dwell on particulars of trie arc of music and other arts I will say that music is appreciated by all without any distinction or creed In life and by adopting music as a I national vitality to develop ourselves to that height of a musical and spirit ual people Writing from the White House in reply Louis McH Howe secretary to the president under date of June 7 said Your letter of recent date with enclosed memorandum has been re ceived and noted with a great deal i of interest The matter to which you refer is Continued on Last Fajyc HEAT AGAIN GRIPS THE MIDDLE WEST CHICAGO June other day of sweltering heat settled over the Middle West today as plains and cities baked in temperatures which in some sections shattered all time records for June Government forecasters predicted that the mercury would bound to new heights before sunset today In the northwest June records were broken when the temperature reached 106 at N D and 104 at Devils Lake Moorhead Minn re ported 104 In Iowa and parts of Illinois the mercury popped level G RE TENNIS FINAL ROUND EASTBOURNE Eng June Britain gained the final round of the European Zone Davis Cup play today when Fred Perry and G P Hughes completed the elimination of Chechoslovakia by defeating Rodcrich Menzel and Franz Marsalck 63 Great Britain will not engage Australia with the winner meeting the United States team for the right to engage France in the challenge round SHIPS STILL SEARCH FOR JIMMY MATTERN NOME Alaska June search by sea nnd air was conducted today by James Mattern round the world flier missing in the Arctic since he tookoff from Khabarovsk Siberia live days ago The Navy Repair Ship Argonne the Prlviloffs was readv to assist three Coast Guard cutters in the search of the remote islands of the Aleutian chain Instructions for the hunt came from Washington Ensign William A MofTett Jr son at the late Rear Admiral MorTeu who was killed in the crash of the Dirig ible Akron was aboard the Argonne The ship was in command of Captain Harry Daet Pilots of private planes in the vicinity also sought traces of Mat torn He might have landed on one of the small islands in the Aleutians where he could live for weeks it was pointed out SUNSHIPYARD BUILDTANKERS Two Carriers to Be Con structed for Sun Oil Company Improvement in the oil tanker sit uation 5s further reflectedby the fact that the Sun Oil Company has just started construction on two tankers at the Sim Shipbuilding and Drvdock Company yard here The new ves sels will be identical In size with other tankers in the companys fleet with a length of 500 feet but they will be propelled with SunDoxford Diesel engines giving a speed of fifteen knots The present ships have 3000 horsepower and a speed of 125 knots Within the last several weeks the Sun Oil Company was not only forced to bring out all of its idle tankers but it was also necessary fox it to charter three additional tankers from other interests to handle in creased business The company owns and operates a fleet of fifteen tankers in nil eight of which are now carrying gasoline between Cali fornia and Marcus Hook while four others are lifting crude oil in Cali fornia for the same area The other three are operating between the Gulf and North Atlantic ports The three outside charters to the Sun Company are the tankers W S Rhcems K R Kingsbury and the Trlmoimtaln FAIR AND WARMER OFFICIAL FORECAST Continued on Page Seven HUGEUPTURNIN UOUDLDING Governmental Expendi tures Gives Business Stimulation During May WASHINGTON June Figures showing a huge upturn in expendi tures for building construction dur ing May today spurred Federal of forts to provide new business stimu lation within a few days through ap plication of the national recovery act While the organization of Hugh S Johnson industrial administra tor worked over Sunday the Labor Department announced that indi cated building outlays in May ran 1286 per cent above April on a basis of reports from 761 cities having a population of 10000 or over Johnson indicated his pleasure over the report particularly the depart ments statement that the increase over April was more than five times greater than shown in comparing these two months in 1032 Labor officials said this was the i first time in four years that indi cated expenditures for residential buildings were greatcn in May than in April In May 1930 there was a drop of 61 per cent under April for all op erations in 1931 a drop of 19 J5 in 1932 a gain of 240 and this year the 1236 increase All indications were that to the offices of Johnson and that of Colonel Donald H Sawyer adminis trator of Jublic Works would as sume the busiest places in the Cap ital Working unofficially until now aided by an allvolunteer staff and lodged in temporary quarters outside of which swarms of job hunters milled the two administrators ex pected to create their official organi zations starting today Inquiries have been pouring into the Public Works Division from city county and state seeking the direct path to the Government aid for their construction projects Public hearings are to be initiated within a few days it was said to de termine upon the projects which will be set under way immediately with the return of President Roosevelt from his vacation trip AUTOMOBILES Fair and warmer is the forecast for today and tomorrow in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland The highest temperature here yes terday was 76 at 520 p m and the lowest was 56 at G a m The aver age of 66 was six degrees below nor mal The highest tempernture ever recorded here an June 18 Was 95 in 1925 and the lowest was 54 In 1879 The sun rises today at 532 nnd sets at 833 The moon rises at 215 a m and sets at 554 p m Daylight Saving Time CHARGES ASSAULT Another case of inlaws was heard in police court today when William Beard 140 East Seventh street testified against his fatherin law G F Babbitt 33 of Dccpwater N J who was charged with assault and battery Babbitt came here yesterday to get S10 from Beard He had been drink ing police said When Beard was unable to give him the cash an ar fwmenfc ensued and Beard was struck in back of the head with a bottle sustaining a deep laceration The victim notified police after Babbitt left his home and the defendant was arrestedwhilewaiting for a ferry at the foot of Flower street Beard re fused to press the charge this morn ins nnd Magistrate Michael A Honan discharged him on payment of the costc FEAST DAY MARKED The feast of St Anthony was cele brated yesterday by the members in parish of the Church of St An thony of Padua Third street near Concord avenue The Rev John M Zazzara pastor of the church as sistedby his brother the Rev bom inick Zazzara of Altoona conducted the ceremonies in the church which was followed by a street parade through the lower section of the city Two bands and the members of the various societies connected with the church and the parochial school chil dren were in the line of march Father Dominick Zaxzara headed the second division of the parade U S TREASURY BALANCE Treasury balance as of June 53108453 expenditures customs receipts FDHAKESPORT THROUGH STORM President on Vacation Sail Guides Schooner Into Nantucket U S AGENTS HERE TO CHECK DATA OF GRAND JURY Disclosures Made Last Week Give Officials New Leads Hilton Rum Ring Expose Linked With the Pres ent Probe Dav4 former Prohibition testimony Federal Grand Jury investigating vice liquor conditions in Delaware cuujity co ofumen and four women several of whom were identified as tormer speakeasy proprietors awaited iheir nV0 che JUfy where hey will be asked to tell what they alliances between political figures and vice and liquor syndicate operators Among the waiting witnesses was D Harvey Sykes former constable now serving a six year term at Broadmeadows Farm for extortion and graft who was to be questioned again Mike Heffcrnan a Chester saloonkeeper sentenced to a year and a day in the Federal Prison at Atlanta two years ago was another witness A small army of federal agents it is rumored have been assigned to this county to investigate disclosures made since the Federal Grand Jury began its investigation These disclosures were not made in the Grand Jury room but before united States District Attorney Ed ward W Wells in an ante room Wells has been examining the evi dence of witnesses before they are called before the jurors and what recomed It was also whispered today that many small timers who have had some connection with the racket are willing to go along with the Gov ernment and tell all they know Many of these unexpected allies may be heard but there yet remainmore than 80 subpoenaed witnesses to tell their story to the Inquisitors Mr Keyes today declared that the government is seeking evidence re garding liquor law and income tax law violations Rumors that evidence gathered during the prosecution of the Hilton rum ring may bt used in the present probe was hinted yesterday When Mr Keyes special prosecutor was asked if he had discovered thing which links politicians of this county with the Hilton ring he coun You iremember the evidence in the Hilton case ddnfc you It was recalled that in the pres entation or testimony last February bcforeJudgej Welsh during the trial of members of the Hilton ring fre quent references were made to con tacts in Delaware county to the Big Continued on Last Page PEDESTRIAN INJURED A pedestrian was injured and two automombiles badly damaged in a collision at Third and Engle streets last evening The victim was Albert Latshaw 126 Penn street who was treated at the Chester Hospital for scalp lacerations The motorists Michael Pestieh 33 of 915 Booth street and George Mai fitino of 34T Lamokin street were arrested and will be arraigned for a hearing in police court next Friday morning Police say that Malfitino was traveling at a fast rate on Third jstrcetand crashed into Pestichs car as he emerged from Engle street as he was traveling north Malfltinos car careened off the other machine and struck Latshaw knocking him against a pole Jimmy Mattern the flier is be lieved to have landed in some out oftheway place Lots of fellows we know Jand in such places but want no one to know it Vacation days for school children begm this week And so do head aches for mothers who have three or four in school now Two persons were struck and killed by automobiles in the Philadelphia area over the weekend They were John P Davis 44 Philadelphia Charles Fox 46 Camden N J WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT NANTUCKET Mass June by sweeping Atlan tic waves which blocked progress of the vacation schooner Amber jack II President Roosevelt put into this lit tle port today after battling a north cast storm off Cape Cod The President was enroute to Prov ince town on his vacation sail up the New England coast when the little schooner ran into a second severe storm Mr Roosevelt at the wheel headed the vessel into the teeth of the whistling wind for three hours before he finally was forced to aban don the attempt to continue to Prov incetown Mr Roosevelt who has described his trip so far as grand hoped to make the 80 miles between Edgartown on Marthas vineyard and the tip of the Cape sundown if winds were favorable The white hulled whitewinged Amber jack has proved to the satis Continued on Last Yesterday was Dads Day But most dads would much sooner pre fer a night to celebrate the event Dave of chile fame cant get ex cited about them getting milk from trees in Guatemala Not after read ing how certain ones got the cream from bootleggers here Health officials say persons going away to resorts should be careful of babies as they catch everything We saw a baby at a resort yesterday whose parents were wishing it would catch sleeping sickness Radio scientists report messages to Mars go unanswered Which seems to advance the theory that there are no women on the planet A Philadelphia boy who ran away from home was picked up on the Chester pike wearing three suits of underwear and two suits He couldnt have run away if he wanted to A Texas college athlete is walking from his home state to the Chicago fair and carrying a bale of cotton Thats soft President Roosevelt is taking a yachting trip along the Maine coast But since the big probe started hes not the only big shot at sea The W WASHINGTON June Pennsylvania Fair tonight and Tuesday rising tempera tures Tuesday and in north and west portions tonight Western Pennsylvania Partly cloudy tonight slightly warmer in east portion Tuesday fair ing temperature TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 7 a m 8 a m 9 a m 10 a m 58 11 a m 60 Noon 63 1 p m 65 2 p m 67 63 72 72
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