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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - August 24, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17679 Dally Leasid Wire Renorts of United press UP and luternaUonal News Service INS CHESTER PA THURSDAY AUGUST 21 1033 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS WATERFRONT IS DEPUTY SHERIFFS SUFFERER FROM SENT TO TINICIM RAGING GALEiTO HALTJOOTERS i Record Tide in Delaware Action Follows Report of River Causes Damage Attempt to Take Goods Here From Flooded Homes HOW MADISON LOOKED IN GRIP OF STORM L Trees Blown Down in Outsiders With Trucks Many Sections Streets Inundated Put in Appearance In tent on Salvage Delaware county awoke this morn ing to take inventory of tlie damage Early today a call was sent to c sheriffs office at Media request caused by one of the worst storms tnat as many deputy shcrifls as in years could be spared be sent into Tinicum Starting oft the Bermudas and wholesaie loo xweeping westward the storm gained j According to Magistrate Lewis galelike proportions as it cut a path James the police force of Tinicum over a 300mile area from Virginia township was found insufficient to to Massachusetts Chester city and cope the situation Dozens of Delaware county escaped the full fury of the elements but scores of residents in lowlying sections such as Tinicum township were forced to homes in the flood area have been abandoned with the water reaching a depth of from three to four feet on the first floors Furniture and household noods flee their homes as the latter were inundated floating on the waters is being sal Thc storm was at its worst in this vageti by outsiders who came into city between 2 and 4 p m when the the township with motor trucks lo normally placid Delaware River away ihe loot i A composite picture depicting the liner Madison in I Infjrip of nijviiijf seas on Cape ufUr it sent an yesterday Tlie liner made port at Norfolk this morn in with two nf the crtiv dead Tinilickhouse luiil terrific storm JiUlJIltlllV 1711111U LJ U AVI t m f senibled a tempestuous ocean as the i Sheriff John J Cain sent all the I becn Ilwd away y a bit wave 1 he ship was cnrnute t o Norfolk from New lurk wlim slu nrminUreit ihc Norcasler whipped the abnormally i deputy sheriffs possible to the flood high incoming tide j stricken tovnship and two members Fed by overflowing tributaries such the state police from Media were as the Chester Ridley Cruni Darby sent to the scene Bow Marcus Hook and other creeks the Delaware River overflowed its banks at several points and for two hours Edgmont avenue Market street and other streets near the waterfront 1 were flooded paralyzing transporta tion at these particular points Despite the extremely high tide the worst in many years only one Lester felt full fury of the storm Repairmen of the Philadelphia Elec tric Company were kept busy on calls where wires had blown down A large oak tree in front of the property of Mrs Margaret Home was uprooted and in falling carried with it the electric wires in its path A broken wire struck an iron pole riverside iaduairy was temporarily j in front of the property of One How aflected That waiTtrTe plant of the arcl Powhatan avenue causing HarbisonWalker Refractories Com pany at the foot of Crosby street The waters washed over the bulk head and pier of this company Oil stills at the Sinclair Refining Com pany Trainer were also endangered lor a time but the danger disap peared as the tide receded Probably the greatest anxiety was felt by members of the Alpha Boat Club the oldest organization of its kind on the Delaware River The long tramway leading from the pavilion nnd landing stage in front of the club was damaged by the flood waters and for a time collapse of the j showers of sparks to fly every time the wire contacted the pole CRIPPLED LINER REACHES PORT Two of Crew of Madison Die in Battle With Gale OIT Virginia NORFOLK Va Aug M norLLine of Out of the graveyard of shipsofT the the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com J U1L pany Route No 37 experienced diffi culty on flooded highways Cars from this city operated ns far as Eddystone and those from Philadelphia as far as Essington Employes of the Weslinghouse Elec tric Manufacturing Company were unable lo operate their automobiles on Wanamakcr avenue because the roadway was under two feet of water and they were compelled to detour through Philadelphia n entire south this morning the middle section collapsed The loss at the club will amount to S1000 As early as 230 p in when thn tide was running in the high foam topped waves began pounding the tramway which seemed to heave with each mountainous rush of wa ter Members in bathing suits lashed down boats and made fast eyerythin they could Water several inches deep seeped into the first floor of the club and caused considerable damage About this time the trestle bridge of the Reading Railroad spanning Chester creek was threatened as Continued on Page Thirteen waters from the Delaware which overflowed its banks Old residents declared that this was the first time in 30 years that the river had risen to such a height Area Is Warned Of Southeast Gales LINDBERGHS REACH SHETLAND ISLANDS LERWICK Shetland Islands Aug I Charles A Lindbergh and Mrs Lindbergh landed in the harbor at this small port at 355 p m British Standard Time after a rapid flight from Tvcraa Faroes Islands TVERAA Faroes Islands Aug 2i Charles A Lind bergh and Mrs Lindbergh left the Harbor of Tveraa at p m G M T todav for an unannounced Virginia Capes just before dawn today limped a battered reeling liner with two of her officers missing arid two of her crew badly hurt but victorious in a 36hour battle with the raging Atlantic She was the S S Madison nnd for 12 hours yesterday she lay in the trough of a hurricanewhipped sea piercing the ether with radio calls for help But she came proudly into port under her own power The officers snatched to their doom from the vessels deck by moun tainous waves were Second Mate Charles Lawrence Quartermaster Edward Corbett Sailing from New York Tuesday afternoon the steamer met the ad vance guard of the hurricane off Hog Island That night gigantic waves and a raging gale blew her off her i i course but she plowed steadily south Continued on Page rinrleen ward into thc teeth of the storm About 7 oclock Wednesday morn ing a tremendous largest ever seen by veteran over the bow and carried away an entire section of the forward cabin CaptWilliam Billy Heath baby skipper of the Eastern Seaboard lines sounded the order to heave to WASHINGTON Aug 24 The Weather Bureau last night issued the following storm warning Advisory 930 p in Storm warn ings changed to southeast Atlantic City to Portland Me Disturbance of marked intensity over Washing ton moving northward will cause strong southeast winds I might possibly reaching gnle force on Thursday between Portland and Boston nnd southeast gales tonight and Thursday forenoon between Boston and Atlantic Citv 15000 FLEEING SEA SWEEPING OCEAN CITY MD Summer Residents Driven From Resort 3 Miles of Hoard walk Cone Eastern Shore Towns Cut Off It ail Traffic Is Hampered GALE WANES BUT SPREADS HAVOC OVER WIDE AREA Coast and Cities Busy Today Computing Finan cial Losses Caused by Hurricanelike Visi Seaboard Badly Reaches Port Safely But Badly Still Angry MILK AGREEMENT HEARING TO REOPEN destination It was believed they 1 would fly to the Shetland Islands southeast of the Faroes and north of Scotland Because of protests from farmers and chain stores the new Philadel phia milk shed marketing agreement will be reopened for public hearings in Washington it was announced to day by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace Meanwhile the one cent a bottle prise rise becomes effective in Phila delphia tomorrow ns a result of the new agreement Chain stores that sell milk a cent a quart cheaper than distributing companies complained because the new pact wipes out that differential L C Bentzley president of the United Farmers Protective Associa tion added more fuel to the contro versy by making public a copy of a letter allegedly written by H D Alle bach president of the Interstate Milk Producers Association to B B Der i 2 DEAD AS TRAIN CRASHES BRIDGE N Y to OrleansFlier Wrecked Falls Inlo Stream Near Capital WASHINGTON Aug Pennsylvania Kailroud passenger train bound from New York to New Orleans crashed early today through a bridge over Eastern Branch11 small stream near hero swollen out uf Us banks Engineer Arthur A Bryde Wash ington and Fireman A II Fay Havre de GiiHX Md were killed Others were reported riend Many injured were brought to Washington llos i pilals The middle abutment of the bridge gave way as the train parsed over it Ten cars comprised the train Nine left the tracks three plunging into the flood watTs The last car alone remained on the mils The passengers were asleep oT Ihe lime There was a grinding crash All lights went out Uuiucncc Lord mail clerk said hu w and his partner Peter Johnson were r rom Atlantic Lily LO sorting mail when the train left Ihe J rails were goingso fast that the first mail car hurtled the break in SALISBURY Md Aug mg K sea is reported sweeping through building in Ocean City Me iO miles from here nnd 15000 summer residents have bitsi compelled to evacuate that resort ocean city hns n summer popuia Railroads and Highways Inundated and Traf tion of about 30000 The 3mile long boardwalk directly on Die ocean at Ocean City is de stroyed nnd every building nt Public LuiHling soulh of Snow Hill is down according to latest reports of storm damage toll all along the Delmarvla Peninsula and the Kustern Shore of Maryland The only manner in which access mny be hnd to Ocean City is by bout over trtiiicherous wnves Htports of the vast property dam in the entire uren estimated nt several millions and of he fleeing residents weresent to amateur radio station operators in Philadelphia Wilmington and Baltimore No loss of life has been reported Hours were required for Ihe va cationists lo travel the 110 miles be FEAR FOR SAFETY OF 2 RESIDENTS MISSINGS DAYS Media Inventor and Com panion Last Heard From at Bowers Beach Del they rapidly filled the hotels No trains wore available on any of the three railroads to take them out K S Frnnklyn Woodcock Salisbury business man who brought hls finn Hy from Ocean City siiid I SHW a wave pick up mi nulo nioblle caught on tlin street and hurl It agalnsl another car SO feet away Woodcock fourcd that the steel nnd concrete bridge from the Island to the mainland would be undermined Trudlu on the highway was para lysed by wiishouls Telephone nnd telegraph company olliclnls said there were so many washouts and so man trees nnd poles down that it was Im possible to tell when communlcatioiib would be restored State highway officials sent crews in nil directions to aid stranded mo torists Much of Salisbury Is under water and areas of farming land nrc Inundivted The United Slates weather ob server recorded a rainfall of Essing ton Two Dcla have been miss aware county residentslnc rails nnci wcnt but our car Hissing for the past three i the engine Into the water T t rt Irl I lirt T I Dnr i Lord told the United Press days When last heard from they were leaving Bowers Beach Delaware I ihc CUS piling up three bringing a boat to Essington The j into Lhc rivcl Continued nn 1age Thiricci POSWONE MEEFlNG BECAUSE OF STORM LONDON Aug Charles A Lindbergh and Mrs Lind bergh have received permission from the air ministry to fly on to Shetlands rick an aide to Secretary Wallace Allebach whom some farmers ac cuse of being too friendly with large distributors rather than the producers which comprise the Interstate organi zation was quoted in the letter as advising government officials the farmers would not object strenuously lo the new pact because they dont nnd thence to Scotland and England j know what its all about if they desire it was learned today EXCUBAN CHIEF GIV EN S PE CIA L G U A RD PROMPT REPAIRS MADE TOBRIDGE men arc Edward Hanson aged about Continued on 1ajfe Thirteen 35 of Middletown road near Media I and James StokeS about 32 of Fourth street Media Hanscn is well known in Media for his ability to repair and build boats and has for the past few years gained considerable reputation as nn in ventor of appliances for boats His FAIR AND WARMER WEATHER TOMORROW Cloudy skies are predicted with rain possible here and expected in latest invention is a new type of out A meeting scheduled for last eve ning at the Chester Club nt whlcl other j llc muMlcr plumbers of Dclawurt upended Their steel construction I county and Wilmington Oil were tc Continued cm Tajjc Thirteen WOMAN VICTIM OK HEART ATTACK the remainder of eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland Fair nnd slightly warmer is tomorrows fqrecast The highest temperature here yes terday was 76 degrees at p m and the lowest was 69 at a m The average of 72 was two degrees below normal for the date and six degrees below the average August 23 last year Maximum temperature for the date is 34 established in 191G and minimum 54 in 1883 board motor boat Stricken with a fatal attack while in a restaurant at Sixth and Welsh be addressed by NRA ofllclulK fron Washington D C was postpone indefinitely on account of the storm Word was received here late in in afternoon that it would be for the speakers to get here and em ploycs of the Delaware County Chnm her of Commerce immediately broad bound for Atlantic City N J He was accompanied by Stokes and the two were to bring back a small yacht or motor boat They left Atlantic City streets last evening Mrs Margaret Burton BO of Fourth and Olive the definite date to tin plumbers N has been set lor Ih died while being re moved to tin Chester Hospital The woman was seen to collapse by other natrons who summoned police on Saturday and after a stormy trip Thc wail Uken to the mortuary Innri i Bcach Del lnte of E F White at Third nnd Morris Sunday afternoon streets by attaches of the coroners On arrival Hanson immediately S ofijcc his partner C Herman i HoEkins who lives with Hanscn on Middletown road and told him they Sunrise today was at a m and i wd a precarious trip but were safe sunset will be at p m Eastern and expected to start for Essington Daylight Saving time 4 CANOEISTS ARE BELIEVED DROWNED NASSAU Bahamas Aug creek bridge of the Philadelphia and A special guard of heavily armed j West Chester Traction Company on Four adventuresome canoeists I that attempted to ride the raging i Schtiylkill river today arc believed to have lost their lives while trying to pass beneath the Girard avenue police was assigned today to the hotel j the Media and Sixtyninth street hridce PhiladelDhia where Gerardo Machadq deposed line located near Aronimink ubl president of Cuba is The exiled president extremely nervous lief being that of an impending attack by opponents ferring passengers across a tempo anpeared at the lower side thev wrrc of his dcftmct regime rary foot bridge from one car to an noatlng upside down on the water An armed inspector was assigned other waiting on the opposite side I B upsiac aovvn on tne water to his suite while a police guard of the break i armed with rifles was posted inside An unusual scene that of two bor and outside j ougrt councilmen floundering about in sing waters on the floor of the i pumphouse engine room at the Me WASHTNGTON Aug works to keep the water The British government has retained I from lllc fireboxes was pre rormer United States Attorney Geniscnted yesterday afternoon and last eral William D Mitchell inits The men Harry Johnson and tempt to extradite John Jake the Green remained at their task i Barber Factor of Chicago the Brit bailing until past midnight when Owen Bradshaw watchman at the Monday morning That was the last heard from thc pair According to reports from Bowers Beach the men left and should have arrived Ion late Monday afternoon HOMK FROM EXPOSITION fic Residences in This Area Frenzy Death to a Number of and Schuylkill Rivers Overflow Banks A fiiTiiic southeast gale raycil thc Atlantic sea hoard from Atlantic City to Boston today while the lashing tail of a tropical hurricane which ytsUrilay created havoc in North Carolina Virginia Maryland and the District of Columbia was blowing itself out in Pennsylvania Property damage was reported in the millions Ten were known Lo be dead but it was feared Ihe deatli toll would be much heavier when of communities now isolated are heard from Todays gale was a new storm It market the iiftlx consecutive day of bad weather which lias gripped the Atlantic seaboard In all at least 20 lives have been lost Six were known to be dead in the NorfolkPortsmouth area which bore the brunt of yesterdays hurricane Prop erty damage was estimated at in that area Communication with Norfolk was reestablished early today but many surrounding towns and resorts still were isolated The passenger liner Madison battered and crippled was convoyed into Norfolk by coast guard cutters early to day She lost two of her crew in riding out the hurricane which caught her in its vortex oil Cape Charles Va Two were killed in the New York metropolitanarea which today was held in the teeth of a tiOmilc gale Floods Ihrenlencd lowlyinir sections of Wellington but the hurri cane K damage there wus smtill compared with Uiwoc wrought in iiary land nnd Virginia resorts Onethird of Ihe city of Norfolk wns under water The hiirricnnu diminished in intensity passing over Ihe Virginia cnpes iind the District of Columbia nnd lodnyit was movinc northward nlpiiB the SusqiichaiHia ViHJcy in Pennsylvania rednccd to a point wheie 10 further hurm wns feared Property damage 1n southern Pcimsylvimtii wus heavy with lowums and highways flooded Ihe heavlest property dfiiuaue wns to crops Alanv rf ported farmers hud sullered complete losses Shipping wns nnd three seagoing bargeswere sunk their crcws were rescued Thousands of small vessels tied up and Inlets were swamped nnd sunk 6 DEAD AT NORFOLK vn Aug 24 Norfolk rccstnblished communication with the outside world curly today lifter beiiiK gripped in u luirrlciine for nlmost hours Six persons were known to hnvc becn killed and it wns feared the death list would mount ns waters Hooding a third of the city recede Thc storm wns diminishing curly lodny Thc Virginia Beach Coivst STORM IN THE STATE HARRISBURG Pa Aug UP tailend of a hurricane spread Ing death nnd destruction throughout Southern Pennsylvania yesterday and lost night materially diminished in force today as It moved northward along the Susquehanna Valley Several lives were lost all lowland areas flooded traffic was paralyzed throughout the night and communi cation and power lines were crippled Cunrd Station riported u mildsuuthj ln most sections from Harrisbure west wind lit 3 a in EOT of eight j south nnd west tfi ten inllrs nil hour The weather I Thousands of automobiles trucks Miss Agnes C Call supervisor of W1S were stalled along the MISS AKms u uui suptrviho ot Pmlllv n 3Blnle highways Many were overturned and rescuers early today sought to art in Ihe Chester schools and Miss Sarah J Parker principal of the Morton avenue school havu returned area of Norfolk and Portsmouth which bore the brunt of the hurri MBKKTVS TOKCK OUT NEW YORK Aug torch on thc Statue of Liberty was extinguished last night for the first In the lime the to this city following si trip to Die was estimated nt Century of Progress Exposition jn Communication with nelKhborinif Chicago 111 which wax made in cnm pany withMr nnd Mrs Frnnk Mor rison of 112 Wnst 1wenlysecond street and Mrs Howard Sanscl of Washington D C Miss Call and MISK Parker found many things of iielehborini including Virginia Hach Oceanview anil Willotighby WLre Hsruptcd nnd hundreds of persons were miirnoncd there determine he extcrt of the toll in the submerged automobiles Pour ileulhs were reported in the central Pennsylvania area Andrew 36 Steelton was electro cuted by si wire that had blown down near his home Lemar Shemfierger Miirines and coist Kuardsmen asI J In flood Witters at left there i power unit on Bcdlocs Island where A at Essingj Miss Liberty stands and the torch and tll thf buildings at It Wood the reser ves terd ays storm worried Hosklns vatlon there were without light until considerably nd he immediately early today notified persons in all sections along j the river asking for word of the missing boat and its crew of two i No trace was found of them and Hoskins notified the police and coast rews were summoned but after hours of effort none of the Boat Club Watchman Saved By Firemen WOMENS TKNN1S OFF FOREST HILFS N Y Aug matches of the na tional womens tennis championship1 j were postponed today because of rnin Awnings Fall Prey to Storm AwninK makers stimd to reap a harvest from yesterdays storm In all sections of the city porch and window awnings vrre reduced to ribbons by tho fury nf the gilc In one city block in Ihc First ward not onhouse Iscapcd and other report nliuast similar lasses term KKCKIVKS SAO Mrs John M Stewart of 01 Pot j lor street yesterday received word Two were reported drowned at loughby Four Negroes were electro MO vine u at Portsmouth i 1K noilnwarcl fr01 Harris Water dninnuR In Nnrfolh I V 8tllc decreased in fury but In Norfolk wis esne e m ury u cjiiv hravy with i third of the citv i Ulc townPnilr dosing of nu jof the death of her sister Mrs Fred I f tfr clly imeroua coal mines in the inthracits 1 Helen Stevens of Odessn Del i S THKAStJKV 15AIAVCt ute from paper ofllccs were Hooded but it war hoped they would publish in their own plants todav provided power I WASHINGTON Aug could bn obtained from Richmond I The Treasury net balance for Aumisl local lines wore repaired i 72 was Mlscellrnc Wnler wns as much as six Inches j ous Internal revenue for that day deep In thc huslticss district while vns on Fngc Thirteen Topacs of Times Water appeared in Iho grill room Customs receipts j he storm xvas at its height Yestcr of the Alpha Boat Club yesterday j for the month through August 22 day boats navigated 1 were MANY HOUSES WRECKED BY OCEAN GALE through the Members gnthcrcd in awe i sight at the VOLUME OP RAIN ish embassy said today HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY United Press their efforts proved successful It was reported at the water works that thc I rise of waters in the creek was the j greatest recorded since 1900 EMPIRE BUILDING AYS HUT UTTLK AT HAWTHORNE Cantcron Girl firey Kitty Val American Qviccn Runner Ann Eveline F S Weather clear track fast AT COXEV ISLAND West End Boat Club foot of Central avenue was rescued from a watery grave nt 4 a m today by members of the Franklin Fire Company rescue squad Members of the club who remained late last night pleaded with Brad hasv to leave as thc tide was run j ning in and the club house was I NEW YORK Aug 24 The threatened with destruction He re I sturdy construction of New Yorks lllsctl Io leave skyscrapers was exemplified today Several hours later when thc storm I when readings revealed that the tip Brcxv more intense Bradshaw found of thc Empire Slate Building worlds himself cut off from land when the tallest structure swayed less than raging waters smashed thc wooden twoandonchalf inches in the high walkway leading from Central avc winds last night At the 1200 foot nlic lo club house which Ls 60 pnak of thc hugh structure the wind Juras from shore reached at times a velocity of 90 Following the collapse of the walk miles an hour ihe club house was thrown into dark j The Chrysler Tower second tallest nd members ashore spread the j reported the sway as news of Bradshaws plight They corded by a plumb line was appealed to thc Franklin members ceptlblc r Falr Swcephkc Uhare Nuhat Kentucky Flyer Rainbow CHARGES 60 UUH KOKGKRV TOPEKA August Les cutor today ordyred the arrest of Dance lanier Prntmy Belle ter Goodeli Shiiwnee county prose Ocean Flight Champ rinlaloons Shadow Dawn Gap Murphy Weather cltar track fast who went to the place and launched a boat risking their lives in the treacherous waters to reach Brad shaw Since the organization of this res cue squad last year the members cmor tociay orayrea me arrest of have mode many rescues They are Ronald Fmney fimpora broker and trained in firstaid work and arc his Topeka office manager Ielane Caldwell on 60 counts of forgery trained in firstaid work and arc compelled to respond to all emergency calls doing this without any thought Each had been arrested and released of on bail on earlier charges prowingr I Officers of thf West End Boat OIL of ihe Kansas forged Club rstimatcd IhHr JOM as the result j Whipped by the most furious summer Rle in ti racing Atlantic virrkod srorrs of houses alonr Hie New of the storm at 52000 t Jersey coast These arc views of storm damajft at Scabright N J Cdiilirninil on PIRC Thirteen i Jess Alpha lumberman wru singing the blues when old man river swept away his sixmontlis pile of DURING STORM jflrcilacc i Okie scx the flood waj A total volume of 16083331 tons i 1 worst since Noah gave him his of water was estimated as the amount discharge of rain that had descended in this area from Sunday until f oclock last I rT fishitiR pier nl Cape May nlRht by oniclals at the Weather Jf 0WlSu Wasnx1 yesterday nmeau i Nlf k Smith says that if the one at The inner Is computed by multi mc uoulti llcvcr llive plying the wciKhi of water to an Inch of rain for a 130 squaremile i area which is tons times thn total precipitation future for section for a period of 553 Inches j it Smedley Butlor says a lot of gas b The Weather i This has been a touph week on fishermen but maybe the fish CljOyinR lhc WASHINGTON AUR HJD The weather forecast An nUerprisins dealer is offering Kaslrrn Icnnsylviinin Cloudy prc frcn fire insurance with cvcrv radio rcdcd ly ram in norll portion toset instnllcd Thats taking a Brodia niRht iriday partly cloudy not much with so many not numt0rs beinu change in broadcast Xcw Jersey Partly iliurily tonight i a tul 1riiiay not much cliaiiRr in tcm Tlio missus tells us that so far pcraturc bakers have put more yeast in their Western Pennsylvania Cloudy pro prices they have put in their ceded Ijy rain in nnrtlieail porliois loj bread Iriday partly i lonely slowly temperature TODAVS 6 a in 7 a m 8 a m 9 a m 10 a in72 11 n in 63 Noon iS 1 p in 2 p in Bill Daley says there is one fellow who can siill smile when everything i ROM dead wrong Its the caddy who carries his him 4 With everything ROins up the onl things that seem to be going down 61 these storny lays are hot drinks tugs and oilier water craft   

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