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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - June 27, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                             NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE IONTSS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 2O328 With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17630 Daily Leased Wire of United UP arid International News Service INSi CHESTER PA TUKSDAY JUNE 27 1933 PRICE TWO CENTS YOUTHFUL SLAYER OF BO Y EXONERA TES MAN HE IMPLICATED RAGONE CONFESSES BOYS MURDER After Signing Second Confession William Ragone Repudiates His Story of Fatal Stab bing of Little Billy Reilly Near Yeadon Arraigned on Murder Charge Little Victim Stabbed 42 Times With Icepick When He Threatened to Tell Parents of Older Boys Degenerate Act Buried This Morning Accused Ice Cream Vendor Freed on Habeas Corpus Petition While Richard Ragone 16 was be ing formally arraigned on a charge of murder today before Magistrate Rowe at Yeadon solemn high re quiem mass was sung for his youth ful victim 9yearold William A Reilly Jr in the Blessed Sacrament Church Philadelphia Following the churghtserviccs Reilly was buried in HolyCross cemetery1 with six of his former schoolmates as honorary pallbearers i Ragone was formally committed to the county jail without bail at noon today following a joint inquest and i magistrates hearing held atthe i Yeadon police station Coroner J Evans Scheehle coni ducted the inquest assisted by the J Assistant CoronerEdward Donnelly While the inquest was in session Magistrate Clyde Rowe sat in and gave the boy a magistrates hearing The Coroners jury returned with the verdict in less than five minutes I KAHN AT PROBE HITS CUTTHROAT BIDS ON BONDS Says Such Foolish Compe tition Is to Detriment of the Public Rep Ellwood J Turner who is asso ciated with defense counsel for the Ragrone youth While the jury was out the sixteen yearold Ragone was taken upstairs to see his mother Mrs Susie Ragone Although no one saw the two to gether a very touching scene must have ensued as the boys sobs could be heard downstairs in the court room The mother and son were in a weakened condition when parted All during the trial Ragone cried and sobbed continually He was con stantly on the verge of collapse and several times during the testimony he slumped to the floor Sedatives were used The coroners jury that returned the verdict consisted of Eugene Car penter George Haff Rny Hendrick Wayne Thomas J MacDougal and Nick Dutle One of the jurors Wayne Rowe collapsed with the heat during the hearing The morbid curious thronged the narrow confines of the police station to an overflow and over two or three hundred milled about outside the doors while the inquest was in ses sion The first to testify at the inquest were the three youngsters who found the body Edward Ryan 9 James Mc Laughlin 19 and Valentine Baker 12 all residents of West Philadelphia They were playing in the cemetery when they stumbled upon the body Patrolman Yoblick who arrested Ragone after overhearing the boys conversation about the McCIoskey murder also testified before Coroner Scheehle and Magistrate Rowe Dr George Carpenter the physi cian who examined the body imme diately after it was found told in his testimony the exactposition in which Refuses to Name to Com mittee 15 Brokers En gaged in Certain Deals WASHINGTON June American bankers raced around the world bidding foolishly and reck lessly for foreign securities in 1926 and 1928 tounload on the American investing public Otto H Kahn spokesman for Kuhn Loeb and Co the private New York banking firm of which he is a member told the Senate Banking Inquiry today Kahn charged this cutthroat competition for high interestbear ing foreign bonds was to the detri ment of the public He denied his firm had engaged in the scramble lor foreign securities and declined to name those firms which did A new era in the marketing of se curities will result from the Roose velt program of legislation Kahn predicted He protested vigorously against the practice of bankers biriidng against each other for security issues I remember in 1926 and 1928 when fifteen American bankers sat in Belgrade bidding for Yugo slavian bonds he said There were a dozen more down in the Cen tral American states engaged in cut throat competition for securities They bid foolishly recklessly for business to the detriment of the pub lic It was cutthroat competition They were paying a price not fixed by the security but by their j Sixteenyearold Richard Kasone extreme left is shown making a second confession of thc murder of nine yearold Billy RciMy to First Assistant District Attorney William IX IMrdenurhan lr a few hours after repudiated his first Back of him is Assistant District Attorney William K Toal At the extreme rijrht Is Stathis Katopodis the hokeypokey man whom Rafionc exoncrntod in bis second statement McClcnachan is scaled in the center Katopodis was freed todny on habeas corpus proceedings at Media Continued on Last Page HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press AT ARLINGTON PARK May vSkunncr Repeal Davoc Stimulaw Little Patriot Jack Knife Fast Colors Colonel Sam Mr Swift Lady Kin Bar Haven Xazaire Weather clear track fast AT LATOVIA Nugrget Byphar Abhy Adelc Flapper Ann Amillian Moppet Octavia Hoosier Boy Simon Chauvenet Patrol Fergus Tendril Modern Lash Major Accident Flashlike rompatic Tommy Basil Spray Captain T Robin ArJair Bird Daisy R Business Jumper Murphj Respond Weather clear track fast Continued on Last Page HELD UP BY FOG LAKEMANS BAY ROQUE IS LAND Me June to day held the Amberjack II with Pres ident Roosevelt aboard a prisoner in this bleak and isolated spot The mist rolling in from the ocean for the past 36 hours gave indica tions of holding on until tomorrow Mr Roosevelt meanwhile devoted his time to resting spinning yarns of thc sea with his sons Franklin Jr and John and catching up on press ing official business He awaited the arrival of the de stroyer Bernadou from Boston bring ing Norman Davis chief of the Amer ican delegation to the Geneva Dis armament Conference for a discus sion of the world peace situation SENATOR BORAH RECOVERING BALTIMORE Md June William E Borah of Idahowas reported by Johns Hop kins Hospital to be makinga satis factory recovery today from the operation which he underwent yes terday The delicate operation for removal of the prostate gland was performed by Dr Hugh H Young noted surgeon DISTRICT COURT HOURS Announcement has been made that during July and August and until further notice the District Court of the United States in Philadelphia will be in session on Wednesdays only nt 10 a m Daylight Saving time for the purpose of hearing motions COUNTY WELFARE COUNCIL AIDING Summer Relief Plan for Children Suggested by President Approved The problemof the children in the street has always been of paramount importance to the right minded citizen Due to the conditions exist ing m the wake of the depression the problem today is extremely vital Action has become the keynote of the remarkable the people of the United States are waging against the international turmoil of no jobs and starvation and with immediate acuon they are meeting the necessity of providing for the youth of the nation Locally the Delaware County Wel fare Council has swung into line with the harmonious organization of the National Recreation Association The primary movement that star ted the ball rolling came from a tion of the President of the united States President Roosevelt facing the ovrwliimln task of getting the country into high gear once more VOTING TODAY ON REPEAL QUESTION West Virginia and Califor nia to Decide First Seen Doubtful New York State Conven tion Meets to Ratify 14 in List So Far WASHINGTON June Voters in two more Virginia and to the pollstoday to vote on repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment The New York State convention committed to repeal met in Albany under the presidency of Former Gov ernor Alfred E Smith pioneer in the fight against prohibition Should both West Virginia and California vote wet they will be the 15th and 16th states to do so Pho hibition repeal has bccn favored in each of the states that has voted so far In West Virginia considered a doubtful state betting odds were 3 to 1 in favor of the wets though both sides claimed victory The last legislature had a wet majority Directors Refuse To Publish Names Of Ousted Teachers With the conclusion of the pub lic school year 35 teachers were dropped from the roll But if the School Board persists in its atti tude the public will never know the identity of the 35 James L Rankin chairman of the Teachers Committee when asked last night for the list said he was agreeable to publication of the names but would be guided by the attitude of Hiram E Turner and Howard Foster the other members of the committee After a conference with them Mr Rankin declared the other two would not permit the publica tion of the names the taxpayers of the city will never know the names of the teachers whowere let out un less Directors Turner and Foster decide to let the public in on the secret The 35 names include some of the bestliked and respected in structors in the city system MQLEY REACHES LONDON TODAY ON PARLEYJDSSION Roosevelt Expert on Eco nomics Lands in Ireland Speeds to England GLENNOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF ISJJNPAIDj Official at Promotion Exj ercises Stresses Neces1 sity of Tax Payments j Warns That Schools May Not Reopen in Fall Raps Tax Delinquents j Scimers C Wright of Norwood president of the GlenNor High School joint boards of education in i address nt tho junior high school j promotion exercises yesterday ioki the assemblage that thc teachers of l ho Glcnoldcn and Norwood school districts had notreceived arics for tho past three months due 10 the fact that residents of tho two boroughs hnd not paid their taxes for i years 1931 and 1932 nnd ns a re suitof the delinquency tho school j board could not moot ius obligations i Mr Wright warned the taxpayers that if the school board could not see its wny clcnr 10 pay ILs teachers next year the board Virus the necesi sary authority to krrp th schools j closed until such time as it can sec its clcnr to meet all ius obliga tions While we thiU there were those who could not pay thoir taxes on account of unemployment snid Mr Wright we know Unit there were many others on the delinquent tax list which hnd been turned over Ki the county treasurer at Media for collection were well nblc to pay the taxes due and thus allow the school districts to meet the payments for teachers salaries Mr Wright expressed the hope that all persons interested would mnkp a special effort to meet their ux ob lipalions promptly Keyes Shows Photos of Rum Ring Group to U S Grand Jury EnlarRed pictures of strongarm men beer runners known gang Stcrs thugs and racketeers alleg edly employed in the collection of graft for a Delaware county porirri cn ring todny were presented Co the Federal Grand Jury in Phila delphia investigating vice liquor and gambling conditions in this county The pictures were introduced as the jury began the final phases the probe to provide more accu rate identification of persons con nected with the protection ring in testimony heard the pnst ten days Im hurry Ing things along Special United States Attorney General Chct A this afternoon ns the jurors began their sessiem with about 60 wihVesSes to be hefud George MrtllinkW a Chester storekeeper wns the first witness summoned TEXTILE CODE HEARING IN NEW INDUSTOPLAN Administrator Johnson Presides at Discussion of Wages and Hours U S to Hit Price Hikes That Come in Other Than Gradual Wav INDICTMENTS IN VICE PROBE MAY TOTAL 100 Many Residents of County Enmeshed in Web Woven by Federal Agents Work of Questioning the Witnesses Speeded Up Chester Man Recalled Continued on Last DR H7C SMEDUEY DIES IN THE WEST Keyes Between 50 nnd 100 persons will bc No criticism out to the i named in Indictments by thr Federal taxpayers who hnd paid their taxrs Grand Jury investigating rum graft but Mr WriphL urged that these citi In this county it wtvs broadly hinted today Tin1 indictments fire expected to bo returned next Fridiiy At that time tho government through Chet A Deputy United States nl may request con tinuation of the present Grand Jury todny former tftrgess of thc County Scnta iirst stacc ofUs lVbor France Clings to Currency at san oicw mgiu SrSUsdav tomonow T Dr Smedley who had Reports circulated freely about the Fedora Building pretended to know ihc nrunes of mftny of those who will He was 74 be indicted There is ft large number r old and was a member of i of small fry and about 15 of the QUEENSTOWN Ireland June 27 M bi5 In thc web of UPPro Raymond Molcy liticograft alliance The persons against whom true bUls vu j i VIHY Ml OI1IUUH Wllt ImCl Stabilization as World bccn resident of Snn Diego for the r T Pnst 20 years died yesterday follow Recovery Route ing a stroke of prim lysis Dr Smedlcy during his term of office as burgess was nctlve in the AfTairs of the County Scat H is re lated that in the old days wherr beer wagons were banned from the bor thnt it must OURnnc was in tne habit of not only MimentV hold orclcrirP them out of town but fol dent personal representa tive proceeded to London the liner Manhattan today after a brief halt here He will tell the World Economic Conference sponsor the bold experiments held i President Roosevelt If i Iowine wngons to see that drivers obeyed his mandate necessary by 1 it is to succeed j Though an airplane was waiting i to take Molcy to London he decided to continue by liner to Plymouth where he will arrive about 5 p m thence he will go to London The United States Molcy said to newspaper men here is eager to par 10 LLOhfe cipate as possible Loward aChiCVing results helpful to RYDER GOLF CUP SOUTHPORT Ens June Britain won the Ryder be returned riot only resi dents of this city but in many town ships and boroughs throughout the county It is n foregone conclusion that certain officeholders nnd many police power will stand trial Thc probe was speeded up yester day eleven witnesses being called to toll their story to the jurors Some were behind closed doors only a few minutes and others for nearly an hour Charles Freimuth former store owner in tho western section of the city spent thc longest time in the all nations premise states grape industry Both sides claimed victory The states dry laws were repealed in a popular elec tion last November Two states where elections had been held previously formally ratified the 21st Repeal Amendment at con i rtlj Parents Of Pupils Attend The ncw United States liner which T 01 brought Molcy beat its own record on IfatterSOn bchoOl 1 the voyage making the 2780 mile Continued on Last 1agc U S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON June UP from Ncw York in five days nine hours 45 minutes Molcy spoke straightforwardly in his brief statement here I am on my way to London posal to Send Small Chil Kad Mrcordeii HUH chief of the American contingent nnd other delegates a report of re Protest to Directors tO Consider Pro dren to Franklin Bldg Members of the ParentTeachers k Association of the Patterson school Th Treasury net balance for June 24 attended the regular session of tho was 596638994894 Expenditures that i school directors held last evening in day xverc Customs rethe Larkin building Broad and i cent economic and legislative develop ments at Washington In America the World Economic Conference is regarded as being on the way to results helpful to the na vjiiio mi world ceipts for thc month through June Crosby streets aricTtrfrougliTspokes Surely a conference such as trjis 24 were man filed protest against the closing in vhivh practically all nations arc of the school which would rnakp 7 j necessary for thc pupils to travel a I Continued on Last Pagr I distance from their homes next year T A tothe Lincoln school About twenty Abbb B U I men and women formed the group and F T Tarone spoke on behalf ol the complainants In making his protest the speaker entered the same objections which were brought out at a number of Clubs Hold Sessions at of held recently and in an interview held last week flip AT L M V 1 Continued on Pare P ss 2SSL fAiacl whlsOTrctl dramatic finish when Syd Eastcrbvook the English man beat Dcnsmorc Shutc America in mch c ih nd calcitrant witness today by Chet whispered around the Freimuth proved a re icries The victory gave England the cup with GJ olnts to fli WORKMANS MISHAP John Hill of Ynrnall street who is employed at the ChesterBrewery Companys plant Second and Palmer streets1 was slightly injured this morning when a scaffold on which he was working slipped from He was recalled n the build Mr Hill sustained several i o vi rT i vi KI i r K i l Continued on Lost Pagc TO IN FIRST WARD ThrViscouc Bugle Corps and String Rand of Marcus Hook will pivc a free concert on the grounds of the Quoit Club Thursday mKiWANIS Representatives of Ten CHESTER PIKE Kiwanis men of 10 clubs in thc southeastern Pennsylvania district were guests of Chester Kiwanis Club yesterday afternoon and last night in observance of All Kiwanis Day and All KiwanLs Night The celebra tions by districts were held coincident with the International Convention which opened yesterday in California At 230 p m the district governor Carman Ross cailec the representa tives of the 11clubs together for a brief conference A unique touch was struck here by the committee which arranged the program which took place on the grounds and in the buildings of the Pennsylvania Military brush burns and minor bruise in hii fall to the ground He was taken to hifi home after receiving first aid treatment SHOTSlAFfED SCARY JANDIT Embryo Bad Man Loses Nerve When Intended Victim Displays Gun An amateur bandit who bungled jw1 iinu Miavmff cream i ilc nct anoint uU n stromoerc Carlson Manufac The building is owned by the Gashi auempi at robbery at Uie turing Company makers of radio and Stull Company of this city and is a revolver was arrested here telephone equipment today announced ideally adapted for the purposes for i yesterday identified by his HofTmanVictlm and thiK was hcld BOOST WORKERS WAGES ROCHESTER June 27 here Carlson Manufac was announced today at the office of the Delaware County of Commerce that a one story building on the north side of Chester pike east of Fairview road formerly occupied as an automobile rhowroom has been leased to Arthur J Hoffman manufacturer of tooth paste and shavinp cream An inspection of thr vegetable gar dens operated by the unemployed members of the club at Wethcrill and West Mowry streets will be made by Mayor William Ward Jr Council man Walter H Crnig Frederick A Howard and representatives of the j Chester Welfare Council j Wellknown Chester soloists arc ex pected to Kive selectionsat the pub lic gathering WASHINGTON June UPW Americas unprecedented experiment in industrial planning was submitted to its initial important test today when hearings began on the first code of fancompetition proposed under the National Recovery Act Nearly 1000 persons were present in the Department of Commerce auditorium when Administrator S Johnson opened proceedings des iRned to fix an agreement under which the cotton textile Industry could spread employment and pay mpher wages for a shorter working week to Johnson describing the hearing an one of the most momentous occa sions of its kind ever held declared the law would be administered with injustice to nobody On he platform with Johnson were the advisory boards representing in dustry labor and the consumers Sec retary of Labor Perkins was sitting with the labor group in an exofficio capacity These groups said Johnson are a tribunal to see that no person who might be affected can say after the hearings that anything was done without regard for the interests ot all George A Sloan president of the CottonTextile Institute Inc was the first witness Sloan who helped to C7ia hc textile code for a 40hour maximum week and min imum wage read the code This us a crucial test for the new deal because it touches the flattened pockctbooks of every wage earner and salaried person and because it strikes Continued on Last Pago AT FELTONVILLE A Targe attendance marked the meeting of the Delaware County Fire mens Associationheld last night in the Franklin public school in Chester township The firemen were the guestsof the Fcltoa Hose and Chem ical Company Thomas Campbell of Newtowu Square president of the organization was in charge of the meeting which was confined to regular routine mat ters During the summer months tho usual custom of havinga ueslr speaker address the members of the organization has been eliminated Following the business session a varied program of vaudeville acts was presented alter which refresh ments were served in the hrchottse by the Ladies Auxiliary of the host company IN THE WEST END District fire companies of this city were called out at oclock this morning to extinguish a fire in the resin plant of the old Chester Brew ing Company Second and Palmer streets The fire started when resin used to stop leaks by being forced into barrels and kegs in some unknown manner exploded Sand was used by I the firemen to smother the Tlames GIVEN William Bode of The 1200 block j Market street Marcus HoofcAvas sen tenccd to 30 days in the county jaiJ following a hearing last nighfc before I Magistrate John J ODonncii of Mar cus Hook on a drunk and disorderlv i charge The man who has served several short sentences for simitar ofTcnse5 was arrested by Patrolman Ira Fries in the riverfront section yesterday morning Recovery Acts Objective to Put Million to Work College The meeting was attended Pv rtiir rrv innvvnv by about 30 deiceates as manv P HLGH S TOHNaON by about 30 delegates as many wers prevented from being present so early in the day by business engagement Carmon Ross announced the topic for the meeting as Keeping Up In terest in Our Club During Summer then called upon thc Administrator of thc National Recovery Act WASHINGTON June right 1933 by United are embarked on an economic ad ntiu uiuf nioming will make his residence m this city j t without ball for court when arraigned in police court before Magistrate Michael A Honan The gunman was identified as i Richard Agnev 45 homeless but who I has resided in this city all his life He has a lengthy record here for Jn toxication police say i Herbert Goings Tenth street and Meadow lane Buckrnan Village at station at and Welsh streets identified CLOUDY WEATHER FOR AREA TODAY Partly cloudy skies are predicted today nnd tomorrow probably with Topics of TI mes One of our local restaurants boastf that it is aircooled Just another step in the movement against sweat shops eh We now expect an m rvita tion for a sandwich Stenographers have long been ac scattortjd thundershowers each after1 cuscd of being careless about their jspelling But a close observer at the j entrance to the Crozer building says i they are very careful about their I urcs noon Jn rastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Dclaware and Maryland Lit tle change in temperature is expected The highest temperature here yes terday was 83 at 330 p m and the lowest was 71 at 830 a m Sunrise today was at 534 a m and sunset will be at 834 p m eastern daylight saving time which is of such vital interest to every person in the United States During the war American industry presented a solid front in conquerf A in the nations problems tne man who lnccl L at a m on June 15 rob RECOVERING FROM INJURIES Oaklyn AtJdns of rhe 1000 block Morton avenue who was last Friday evening when his car was I struck by one driven Charles S Morgan driver for John Sproul son of the late Governor William C Sproul was discharged yesterday from j the Chester Hospital where he had i creat i been a patient It is reported that he revivin is showing signs of steady ond irent his injuries not being as serious as fit first have reason to heJinvr it will besuc cessful and that millions of men now unemployed will to nblc to find work sr a result of th industrial Recovery program The war on depression is in ful swing We have already seen a slight upturn in lrace We will soon greater businessactivity e is to out a mil he National Recovery Act we have almost equal power to control in dusiry But I can predict that we J ho walknd on have to use this 1 I saw this fellow hangingaround nd Welsh street T entered the office and industry docs not need Got rigs control American to be clubbed into lino It sees the present crisis nnd has the resource fulness and ingenuity to deal with successfully if permitted to CD shortly afterwards he followed me in commanded mr to throw up my lnd5 anfj the money in cash register remarking I havn one man in Chester and I wont lf KILLEDJNCRASH Hurled From Auto Which Sidewipcd Truck Near Elk ton Md Today A Chester man was killed and two companions critically Injured when an fluiomobJJe in whicn they were ririins sldewiped a truck on the Glas Weatheringstorms off the Mains coast mast have been pie for the i President considering the storms ha has weathered since March 4 Jobhunting college graduates should not be discouraged John D Rockefellers grandson has just suc j ceeded in finding a job with tha Standard Oil Co of New Jersey ExPresident Hoover has been named librarian at Standford I7ni yersity which leads one to wonder i if his long experience in trying to l balance the budget will prove of valus in his ncw job of keeping the books An increase in applications for club chartersis reported Proof that beer promotes sociability road near Elkton 5 a m of moral purchasing power and start I think that even if we never had the revolver at the attendant and L at once The sec had a depression in this country we the trigger clicked but failed to exj the county Thc injured arc Charles Powell of is for cooperation be would eventually have come to areplade COXDITTON IMPROVES Dr John S Eynon of RidJcy Park He then fled pursued by Goings block TatnaU stw He is in the Continued the government and private adjustment of American industry It has been the dislocation between i who nrcd two shots after the fleeing ture and internal miurics and isnnf wording pay we produce and our power to buy and figure cxnected to liv Tnhn a decent wage for shorter rum to consume it which causes and pro Agnew was also arraigned for a sec whSn Address bv wT rnfir r hOUrr longs depressions ond hearing charged with the theft rninglorTpoHre ns avem a prominent surWoMhuTltv who rirrnM fnr ftrsfc timf have a of two linoleum rugs from atruck i Chctr i in the same been a medical patient in treatment for internal in CIRCIR jor its pat muc seivicc in co chasing power more clearly in step i ter Times building on Eighth street op my i A2d ftvtery hc afimius thls theft1 was drivrn w Jiut tfje will iiOv be should feel it his duty to help make On this charge he was heJd in S500 to obstruct a program program succeed I bail for court i Continued pn last Pag TheWeather June forecast Eastern Pennsylvania Partly cloudy with local showers and thun derstorms tonight or Wednesday in south and cast portions slightJy warmer in extreme west portion to night Western fair sligrhtly warmer in extreme east portion and slightly cooler along tha lake tonight Wednesday partly cloudy TODAYS TEMPERATURE Chester Hospital since last Z7TT i rePOted to be recovering satis i f actorily 6 a m 1 a m 8 a m 9 a rru 10 m 6811 n m 74 70 Noon 76 71 I p m 79 72 2 p m 79 72   

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