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Chester Times (Newspaper) - October 4, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 58TII 17714 Dallv Leased Wire Hcnorts of United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1 19315 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS JURY TROUBLE HOLDS UP TRIAL TWO PRINCIPALS IN PHILADELPHIA TRIAL COUNTY GROUP Woman Asks to Be Excused After 12 Jurors Are Place Is Vacated by Court and Alternate Was Ordered Chosen Others Ask to Be Sent Home Prosecution Expected to Open Case This After noon After Jury Is That Some Will Plead Guilty Before Testimeny Begins in Federal Building Jury trouble delayed the actual start of the Federal trial of 90 defendants in the Delaware county graft con spiracy case in Philadelphia today before Judge George A After 27 prospective jurors and five alternates had been named in three sessions yesterday a jury of 12 was selected this morning and were seated in the jury box Then the excitement began Mrs Elizabeth Donahue of 4537 North Twelfth street Philadelphia secured the attention of the Court and de clared she had failed to mention in yesterdays questioning that she had discussed the case with a friend last week and she felt she could not give the defendants fair con sideration of the evidence After discussion she was ex cused and herplace was filled after the noon recess IndicatiQns were that the Government after the two alternate jurors were named would immediately begin the presentation of its case Another juror sought to be juror sought to be ex cused after being seated and an alternate likewise put in a bid to be excused but both were refused Mrs Donahue just after the jury took their places in the box arose and told Judge Welsh she had something to say Given permisison she stated that when she was examined yester day by the court and the defense lawyers she forgot to declare she had discussed the case with friends last week and she wanted to get this off her mind She begged to be excused from jury duty because she could not render a just verdict Judge Welsh asked her why she had this attitude and she said she prejudiced against lawyers who try to have cases deferred Defense Attorneys Scott Gordon Alexander and Hannum startled by this turn of events because they had exhausted their preemptory chal lenges went into a huddle then told the court they had a real prob lem to solve because of this situa tion Judge Welsh declared to keep the woman on the jury would be unfair to the defendants Vut to keep the Jury to Try County Graft Probe Group 1 Francis S Wiodman of Man heim Lancaster county a farmer foreman 2 Herbert G Brandt Mohnton Berks county druggist 3 Horace B Simon 2527 Cleve land avenue Philadelphia retired superintendent of Girard Point freight yards of the Pennsylvania railroad 4 George Eisenhardt 3218 Mid vale avenue Philadelphia retired machinist 5 George Thompson 2314 North Opal street Philadelphia retired carpenter 6 John E Rafferty Jr 114 Cop ley road Stonehurst Delar ware County contractor 7 Mrs Myrtle D Knighl Am bler wife of J Sherman Knight textile manufac turer 8 Peter Burns 2436 Marsden street Philadelphia plumber 9 LAST MINUTE NEWS FEDERAL COUNTY CASE CONTINUED TOMORROW JURY FIRED BY JUDGE When Federal Court in Philadelphia reconvened at 130 oclock Uiis afternoon in the county expose trial a side bar conference was held iy Uic defense and prosecution before Judge Welsh who in a few moments addressed the jury and said Ladies and gentlemen a peculiar situation has arisen in this case as H result of an unfortunate incident and both sides believe the case so impaired it would e im possible to go on No mistrial should occur and we want the case to be heard on its merit Counsel for defense because of an unfortunate remark made by a juror in the presence of veniremen in the box believes that made this incident incurable The Court finds itself in an extraordinary situation but that justice may be done on both sides the Court is going to adopt a motion for a continuance Judge Welsh then excused the jury and tomorrow another panel of 12 prospective jurors will be chosen as was done veslerday Senator John J McClurc is shown entering the courtroom in the Federal Building in Philadelphia yos terday Eugene F White chief clerk of the State House of Representatives one of those indicted is shown cnjoyiiiR a smoke while scaled on a ladder in UIE corridor VIRGINIA VOTES FOR DRY REPEAL TIMES BROADCAST OF SECOND GAME Fair expected to bring out another large gathering of liass 7 ball fans for ihe Chester Times Passes in Election by 2 to 1 j broadcast of the second game of iha Up Darby World Scries today Yesterday there RICKEY QUITS OFFICIAL POST SECOND GAME OF BASEBALL CLASSIC TODAY Commissioner Alvin Crowcler Opposes Hal Schumacker on the Mound Ration Ballot 10 Thafldcus W Rex Neffs Le high county carpenter 11 Russsll James Elverson Ches ter county feed dealer 12 Albert Rostach 123 South Fiftyninth street Philadel phia guard at plush manu facturing plant Alternates court record clear he wouid excuse Mrs Donahue only by mutual con sent of the prosecution and defense This was agreeable to Special Prosecutor Chet A Keyes and the woman was formally excused Her place was ordered filled by one of the alternates to be chosen after t the noon recess Thereupon Juror No 7 Mrs Myrtle D Knight arose to declare in a highly excited manner that she would like to be relieved of jury duty She explained her mother was ill and needed the daughters attention at night although provision had been made for the motherscare during county jury was seated to be imme the daytime diately interrupted by Mrs Donahue Judge Welsh pondering the situaj Her place it was agreed then tion declared Nothing can be done i would be filled after the noon recess andMrs Knight resumed her seat I by mutual agreement on one of the RICHMOND Oct Repeal of the Eighteenth Ameridmont today needed the approval of only four states to become an actuality as wet forces chalked up their 32nd consecutive victory in the strongly dry state of Virginia The wet victory was by majority of almost 2 to ons Dryforces not only were routed on the question of national prohibition but suffered de feat on the issue of state prohibition A proposition calling for the sub stitution of a liquor control plan for state prohibition was approved in about the same proportion Returns from 1246 precincts out of 1690 gave For repeal 90742 Against repeal 50836 For state liquor control 85D41 For retention state prohibition 47 10 was a goodly gathering in front of the Times building on East Eight street the spacious lot across the I street providing ample room for the listenciE Many aiitomobilists drove up and4isnrd the details while loliing in their comfortabte cars The equipment in the Times build Fails to Carry Out Threat The Senators Rated as to Expose Conditions Phillip J Hickcy resigned as chairj man of the police committee of the Upper Darby Board of Commission ers last night but several hundred 4 to Win 5 Favorites to POLO GROUNDS NEW YORK Oct determined ing was provided by the Radio Else1 taxpayers who thronged the munici now where previously they had Official Batting Order for Today NKW YOUK Oct Tin oflirlal lineup for Ihc sic niui gaum or the World Scrips to ilay Senators Slyer 2b Coslln rf Mauusli If Cronin ss Scluille cf Kulicl JSIucgc lib Senell c Giants Moore If CrUz 2b Terry ll Otl rf Davis cf ih IMTncusn c Kyun ss Cruwclcr p Srliuinnrhrr i Umpires At plate Alorhirly American League al irsl base Ifirmau National League at scc nnil buss Ormsliy American League a I third hasp flloran National League NRA CAMPAIGN TO SPEED UP THE BUYING POWER A H Grander Head of Local Committee Issues Timely Statement Now Is the Time to Buy the Slogan of Nation wide Recovery Project America Is ready to swing into another great movement to combat I he forces of unemployment and for the next twelve weeks a nationwide jniin will be under way to speed p the momentum of the business inchinc Just how these faiflung plans will e carried out was described today y Albert R Granger chairman of lit NHA committee for this oily and Delaware county This project quite naturally fol own the Blue Eagle campaign which las captured the Imagination and he enthusiasm of the entire nation ts nothing has done since the stirring var clays of 1917 and 1018 he said 1hi1 Bine Eagle drive including Lha activities of the NRA ins resulted in placing more than 0 per cent of Uie business of lha country under the Presidents agree ncnt Mora than 2000000 have bcen reemployed and millions of dollars lave been added to the weekly pay envelopes of those who toil All this lins spelled tremendous happiness for millions of homes and has completely changed the economic outlook Bui it is to be remembered thab this addition to the buying power of v the public has also placed burdens on business because of the increased payrolls Business must be speeded up in order to make It possible for these local employers who are oper ating under the Blue Eugle to con tinue to maintain their added labor costs Then there are still many millions of men still out of work nnd jobs mustbe found for them Some thing like 3500000 families nre now receiving public relief and with win ter coming on this number will bo greatly Increased unless business in general is stepped up to n much faster clip than is the case at present Mr Granger explained the methods by which It is hoped these objects will be attained The activities will ba based on the logic of our slogaa NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY You will note we we not making use of tho word campaign Our plan calls for a logical systematic program to be carried on betweennow and the holi days with the sole object of stimulat once trie Service Laboratory of 54G Edg mont avenue vhich installed a power amplifier in connection with one of the latest Majestic models COURT PRAISES LOCAL BOYSCLUB Judge Fronefield Urges pal building were disappointed when he failed to carry out his threat to expose vice conditions in the town ship Hickcy head of the police com mittee for the past four years is al 75 WORKERS DEAD seemcd all too casual the Washington j Senators took the field for the second game of the World Series this after A O DOTTOU noon with a new pitcher and a new DIX Dull attitude following yesterdays di leged to have declared last week concerting defeat by New Yorks PAT that he would tell all he knew j called team of destiny the Giants j A VV ftVr i about vice in Upper Darby cspc The new attitude was brought 1 tlio nf Trllttnnrl CllnnV llinitt hv tbo VP a 1 M Oil SnmPWhAt about by the realization somewhat tarclv that this was to be no carei f o i cially the death of Ellwood Slack an investigator who was found dead under mysterious circumstances two j free romp to the championship but i years ago a bitter acrid encounter until the i I At the regular meeting of the i lat man dies j TiYirvmno nf Mnro i commissioners last night Hickey 1 The new pitcher Alvin Crowcler I torn ing UI iUOIt OUtn swtcd that hcnacl bccri accused of their star righthander was expected being responsible for the 3 per cent to cto better against the Giants even assessment which was deducted from as Russell and Thomas righthand Others Seriously Burned Cut Down in Ravine in Los Angeles Continued on Page Eleven JEWS TO OBSERVE FEAST OF SUCCOTH Organizations greatly dissatisfied The third petitioner for a return to his home life was John C Simons of Philadelphia named yesterdayas one of the five alternates He told the court that he suffered from heart trouble and he was afraid that he would not live through the 4 trial Attorney Scott leaped to his feet and This is no time to bring up such excuses He suggested the only remedy it there was one would be to postpone the trial Judge Welsh sternly declined to postpone the proceedings and re fused to excuse Simons Court did not begin this morning alternates Simons showing little en thusiasm for this solution The courtroom was again filled to capacity Today the press table was to the left of the ro6mr to the right of the jurist and the prosecution was onthe right of the room Court did not resume its after noon session until 130 Judge Welsh previously had indicated that a full session would be held on Saturday and to speed up the trial there would be day and night sessions commenc ing in a week or so During yesterday defense continually sought to inject politics i into the case but these repeated at tempts irked Judge Welsh and he Florida votes on repeal next Tues day states vote November 7 the pay of every policeman in the bettered the behavior of j 1 10 1jSCtlpC Juvenile delinquency and its causes i township several weeks ago to finance I he lefthanded Walter Stewart yes I Only four wet victories in these seven j were thoroughly discussed yesterday the primary election statps will doom national DrOhibitiOIl hcfnrp Tllricrp Rnsrr FYnnrfiMri nf I had nothing to states will doom national prohibition before Judge W Roger Froneficld at i nothing to do with this as Norfolk was 6 to 1 wet Richmond i almost 5 to 1 Even Blackstone home town of Bishop James Cannon counsel Jr dry leader voted wot until 1020 oclock and a sidebar con eventually warned both sides against ference between the defense attor dragging the case into the mire of neys and Keyes began the routine politics from the high plane of the Then Judge Welsh ordered the at court euiltv n Continued on Page Eleven Repeal will not become an actuality Media in a case involving four Chesj sessment he declared and do not however until Dsc 5 when the 36th ter youths charged with robbery The ratification convention is held boys ranging in age from 17 to 19 The wst tide in Virginia was seemyears had been caught on August ingly universal except for the 28 robbing a pool room on Fifth western section of the state The in Chester and wsre arraigned cities piled up huge wet majorities before Judge Froneficld for sentence BOY REPORTED IMISSING As for the Giants they were defi nitely committed to Hal Schumacher exponent of the overhand sinker The young mans record this year proclaimed him a ranking star nevertheless the Senators were fav ored at 4 to 5 for todays game with Richard Byron 16 of 111G Upland tnc Giants at even money the idea street was reported to the police early morning as missing from home torneys to proceed with the chal of the 27 prospective jurors and five alternates Keyes had his six all ready for filing but the defense conferred with Senator John J Mc Clure on each of their nine At all other jurors were sent to room 310 for other duty then the HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press Both John R K Scott and William T Connor mouthpieces for the de fense battery strove at every artifice at their command to establish Gov ernor Gifford Pinchot as a figure in the case They intimated that Myron T Caffey Department of Justice agent and star witness for the gov ernment went to Harrisburg in com pany with two others and were in conference with Pinchoc before the investigation started The legal luminaries who carried the brunt of yesterdays battle ques preferred against them by the Chester Accovding to nis reported police John V Diggins and Thomas Ws disappearance the boy left home C Jenkins Jr attorneys for the dcj vcstcrday afternoon to play football i fense argued that jail sentences and failed to return He is described i would do the boys no good and asked bcing rivc fect six inclics in ncignl that they be allowed to remain at nas Ught nai wh j fcft home under the care of their parents home hc vas voaring gray trousers Judge Fronefield took tins oppor anc a swcater to match The last tumty to delve into the causes which pcrson hc was rcportcd to nave bcen brought about the trouble and placed with was William Churchman who each of the defendants and their par cicscnbsd as beirig 16 veavs old ents on the stand for questioning 5 Judge Fronefield has long been work ing on the problem of youth and crime and has tried every possible experiment to cope with the situa tion Pool rooms loafing leaving WASHINGTON Oct it I school nt too early an age hanging j treasury net balance for Oct 2 was For thaJTourth consecutive year the j ar0und iate al night are all causes j S115126702475 Miscellaneous in r ternal revenue receipts that day were Custom receipts for the month through Oct 2 were 19163346 that a team that could almost lose behind Carl Hubbells matchless r Over Canyon Walls Were Welfare Employes Succolh the Festival of Taber nacles will be observed by Chester Jewry beginning this evening and ending Friday October 13 The festival commemorates the nn cinnt Israelites Journey through tlia wilderness of Sinai on their way to the Promised Lund It will be cele brated by Y M and Y W H A as well as Jewish community centers The National Jewish Welfare Board yesterday announced the issuance of a newly revised publication on Co lumbus day which will be observed Thursday October 12 It includes a detiuled account of the assistance yiveu Columbus on his journey by Marrano Jews nnd an analysis of the evidence unearthed in recent years concerning the alleged SpanishJew ish origin of Columbus JUDGE MacDADE ADDRESSES FIREMEN LOS ANGELES Oct tween 50 and 15 men perished and 42 others were seriously burned in a brush fire in Griffith Park a check of the blackened area showed The victims nil county today welfare Continued on Page Eleven AGAIN HONORED Reelected for the Fourth Time as Head of West End Business Assn CYCLONEJEADS TOWARD HAVANA K cescnosa as uemg u years out rr having red hair and about five feet ioriCUlial KaiHS ten inches in height U S TREASURY BALANCE West End Business Mens Associaj to lawlessness among boys tion voiced approval of the excellent ancl it is primUny these occasions of work being done by Charles J Ward in that section of the city by reelect i ing him president of the organization The elections were held last eve ning in the Felton fire house Third Continued on Page Ten AT LAUREL Cuba Backgammon In India Wise Count Fclaxc Black Target GVronc Ann Wcslys Lad En j phrasing such m simple every day tioned prospective veniremen on a wide variety of subjects touching upon ninS m the Felton fire House Third their ability to hear the trial without and strccts H or prejudice Each juror was nominated and elected oppo J HO lrr rtTOvHniO HllV lie or nns ovcrtjmc could go into the jury box brushing 1 mE nls tenure m office anclnas given aside social religious financial or Inis community JOHNSON RAPS i F R PONDERS PA MINE OWNERS COAL SITUATION Interest in the Political Situation workers were cut down by flames that trapped them in a coneshaped ravine where they had gone to fight i the tire Some 90 went into the canyon j where so many later perished A back tire started and the men were i guarding it when the first city fire men arrived and shouted warnings that the place was unsafe i A group of the men started to run I up the ravine walls Almost at the same moment flames appeared at the top of the walls and whether It was in the main fire or the back fire it was only a few seconds until three of the four walls of the canyon were aflame Those that fled at the first warning Laws of interest to firemen wera discussed by Judge Albert Dutton JfacDacle yesterday in an address be fore the fiftyfourth annual conven tion of the State Firemens tion held in Lock Haven Pa William Penn brought to Pennsyl vania the common law of England Judge MacDadc said which included definitions of the crimes of arson This crime was eventually included In the first laws that the Legislature enacted The latest arson law Is that of April 25 1329 Judge MacDada said Topics of T1 Americas crop has dropped from 6000000 to 3000000 bushels And just when the beer drinkers hava j mouths set for more If we ever get down to 30 hours work a veck what excuse will wa have for not helping with the dishes President of Paraguay considers humorists as benefactors of mankind HAVANA Oct and naci fortunate enough to j long as they dont take part in by the National Observatory that a choose the lasC wall to be fired a revolution cyclonic storm had changed reached safety i lion and was headed with increasing j The remainder perished for the i France protest1 the price of arma intensity for Havana residents of flames soon covered the fourth wall j nicnts is too high The price of dis thc capital today madefrantic prep overtaking those that triod belatedly I armament seems to be still higher arations to ward off calamity Banks began closing before noon to stumble to the top A typical case of one who got to Winners had to pay at a recent and windows were reinforced and was Charles Lyons 29 He was 1iidgc party Taking a cue from tha political thoughts Under federal procedure each ten tative juror was interrogated by Judge Welsh He would then accept sug gested questions or lines of question ing from the defense attorneys re time and c Tor Us to make it a real residential and busi r i TT 0 ness section of the city j NKA Chief Assails Qiub1 Hopes for Settlement But The 50 or more members in Passanl Irish Maiden Handley Weather clear track fast AT WASHINGTON PARK Girl Princess Val Sara zen 2d Egypt Transbird Allmark Ico M Olive Sabath Tack Murphy Pollys Folly Sisler Zoc Entry Sun Memory Dunes English so that the person being ex smincd might fully understand the question Slurs Lawyer At times the system broke down to the point where lawyer and juror were firing repartee point blank at each other One prospective juror Ross B Mateer a Philadelphia broker even became so excited on ance gave Charley a rousing recep tion and predicted that his forthcom ing years leadership will be marked by greater advancement j The West End Association was j imong the first groups in the country Ming on Small Points Strike May End Soon Bonny Maureen Sun Tcatime the stand that he called former Judge Spot Pol Ufonnc Jescmola i James Gay Gordon Sr ignorant Landover Old Lady j Later he refused to show Judge Gor Gay Follies True Day Booms Pal don the summons he received for Joe Geary Gold Signcf Coates Dan Taskcr patchcr His Last Inferno Nnckols Boy Weather clear track fast jury duty exclaiming I wouldnt j ivust you with it i directed the juror Judge Welsh to hand Mr Disj Gordon the summons however Lad This particular juror was chal Continued on Pafc Ten NEW YORK Oct Hugh S Johnson industrial administrator Fears More Trouble shuttered Shop keepers erected bul warks in front of plate glass win dows Police and firemen assisted the authorities spreading word through the metropolis of the impending danger slightly burned I was lucky he said By accii dent I picked oui the right way to I run Most of the others werent so fortunate I saw a lot of them caught by the fire and fall screaming The fire was soon put out after j The storm after sweeping through having blackened approximately 1000 acres Firemen then turned to scenes j horror in the death NEW YORK Oct Presi dent Roosevelt moved today to rr to endorse the recovery act of Presij called last night for an end of mob store harmony for the third time in dent Franklin D Roosevelt and conditions in the Pittsburgh area of preciation of the government was soft coal mines and pointed a corn quickly made evident when Mr Ward was chosen to act as General in the peace time army He was given the power to formulate his own pro gram for getting everyone from the plaining finger at the operators at some of the steel and iron company mines in the latest flareup with labor He sided directly with the miners and said that their points for the Chester river to the western city line checkoff and for election of check thc central Cuban provinces was be lieved safely out of the populous zones until weather observers plotted i canyon its recurving and discovered it was Along the still smouldering walls bearing down on Havana proper were the bodies of the victims Santa Clara Province seemed drs scattered as if cut down while charg 7ur lined to bear the worst of the hurrii ing machine guns ther stuov to plans for a pcrma cane and several houses collapsed at A few were near the bottom of the canyon Then irregularly spaced and and mostly confined to the last wall to take fife were the others Near the rim were two face down in the smouldering ground They hnd missed World War It took a strike in Mississippi to disclose that a great majority of shrimp pickers are women Just as U every husband didnt know that This is the season of the year when football enthusiasts forget to trika by drinking out of the flask The Weather behind the Blue Eagle i weighmen was in his belief in nent NRA organization and to a proi Cienfuegos on the south coast of gram for the reopening of closed but Santa Clara while jn Santa Clara solvent banks j Camaguey Matanzas and Havana Mr Rooscvelt scanned rccommcn Provinces rivers swept over their dations of General Hugh S Johnson j banks in lowjying national recovery administrator Because of rough weather the G Passmore Taylor well known for cordance with the agreement his active work in the organization j tend the same working conditions to was reelected vicepresident He has these mines as prevail in the mines bcen one of the key workers of the organized by the Xlnited Mine Work orgtmization and has bcen instrumenj crs of America Hc said some oper tal in aiding the West End group to i a tors had refused these terms the top and safety by only 20 feet in aci in of early Eolufion of the j United States battleship Mississippi Robert Barr 29 was under arrest to ex coal controversy and other NRA probi and a destroyer of the patrolling fleet today in connection with the fire become a leader in this city Charles Levy was chosen secretary and E H Continued on Page Ten Quibbling about such small points as that exhausts my patience the Continued on Pajre Ten Icms On the banking question he moved into Matanzas harbor Several He was taken into custody shortly lion was relying largely it was understood ill seamen aboard the destroyer were after several smaller brush fires broke on proposals laid before him by Secj aboard the Mississippi retary of the Treasury Woociin In connection with the coal situa tion made acute by refusal of captive mine owners to sign union contracts WASHINGTON Oct weather forecast Eastern Pennsyl cloudy tonipht ami Thursday slightly warmer in north ancl extreme portions tonight Western Pennsylvania cloudy warmer in east portion to nijhl Thursday partly cloudy slightly colder in extreme west por ticatment Continued on Page Ten The hurricane was observed west ward of Jamaica yesterday moving toward the Cuban south coast It for cut in the immediate vicinity of the larger blaze TODAYS TEMPERATURE Continued on Page Ten It was believed that few if any of the bodies ever would be identified Dental work seemed to hold the Continued on Fzgz Ten 6 a m 7 a m 8 a m 9 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