Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Chester Times Newspaper Archive: October 26, 1933 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Chester Times

Location: Chester, Pennsylvania

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Chester Times (Newspaper) - October 26, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              58TH Y 17733 Uallv Leased Wire Reports of United iilid Ititehmtlonal Service INS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day CHKSTKR A THURSDAY OCTOBER L6 TWKNTVFOUR PACKS ExConstable Paid Over Personally For Protection for Rum Smugglers Along Riverfront He Says on Witness Stand Boasts of Chiseling on Cash Involves More Police as Guards for Landing Cargoes of of Crystle Farm Raid When Mash Was men in Rum Gangs Former Constable D Harvey Sykes now serving a county jail term for extortion testified under oath this morning in Federal Court Philadelphia that he personally paid John J McClurethousands of dollars in protec tion money collected from a notorious rum smugglsrtfj ring Sykes in answer to Prosecutor K eyes direct question ing said that he wasnt quite sure just how much money he personally turned over to McClure but it ranged be tween 825000 and 530000 nSyArS also asscrted that the entire amount received uy the McCluuc organization from the rum smugglers was between and This latter estimate was made by Sykes following his personal checking of the amount of liquor cases placed in the drops After every cargo was unloaded said Sykes I vrpiikl go to the drops and count the number of cpsea The remainder of the was paid bV John J Ryan and William J FuHerton who also collected protection money Sykes said Senator McClure stared in wideeyed astonishment as the accusation fell from Sykes lips SyjiK who has been on thc witness Stana since 4 p m Tuesday war still under direct examination when U S District Court adjourned for thc day at noon until 7 oclock tonight and Little Black Book7 Pages PRICE TWO CENTS Sykes selfstyled official lor the organization is one or the governments star witnesses against 76 defendants from this county who arc on trial before Federal Judge j George A Welsh for an alleged con srirpcy to violate the liquor laws i Today marked tha twentyfirst day of thB sensational trial and indica1 tons are that the case will not go to the jury for SEveral yet Tuesday night and all day yesteri day Sykes continued to reveal th inner workings of the rum ring ing involved mostof the political leaders m thus cily and aajoining borougns and townships as ones who accoptcd graft from bootlegser and still ovners pictured police of this city and detectives of the district at office as pawns wlio jnovcd at the bidaing of the bis boss and his protcctinoand convoying loads of smuggled fiquor yesteroay ho gave damaging testi mony against State Senator McClure as the leader of the ring who de manded tribute from rum smugglers I told McClure that one dollar a or CMS would be enough to ask I from ihe rum runners landing whisv i along the riverfront but lie insisted j at not enough and sat the pries at two dollars Sykes testified a compromise was event ttally made and it van the smugglers be given police pro tection at 5150 a case They received siiT oi money for this protection to Sykes who claims he was the cot lector from the liquor syndicate and Urge Freedom in Rum Cases But Not for Plotters Pull discharge of 350 liquor law violators nowvon probation await ing sentence will be asked in the Federal Courts when the repeal amendment becomes effective William A Marks probation of ficer ot the Eastern Pennsylvania district comprising ten counties will request the releases as soon as prohibition takes its place in an tiquity he says Places now under padlock prob ably will be reopened at that time according to U S Attorney Charles D McAvoy Liquor cases still psndjnsr when repeal bscomcs the order of the day will be disposed of at the direction of the attorney general McAvoy said but no Soft ening of the heart will be shown m cases involving smuggling bribery conspiracy and other serious federal offenses Marks stated that only 30 con victed liquorlaw violators are nov servmg time in the district Most of these will b out by the time repeal is effective but ihs parolp board at Washington will have to 11 thC fatC those EtU1 in fi9 are in Sykes1 iiuiuluriiinft Ut saiU and were n he N a on Kxbibit Xn G7 sUmls f VOTERS DISPLAY GREAT INTEREST IN AMENDMENTS Soldier Bonus and Relief Proposals Heing Care fully on side red Approval of Majority of Measures Announced by Prominent Jcoups InUuvM in tinproposed OW and IVnnsyivunlu bond is lie Simons i in12 cuiiM national lUiHMuliufiiU lo in vuliil on nt hi iniipoMs ami soldier bomW re sin rmviy anarousimi nival public Ill1 HUHIKlllHnl Whilll will HiniCitr KS No K u the biillul lo nmhuriw i loiin up lo und lalxled del ray Milcxjjrnws of Hi siHi Ktmnimrm hjis evoked miKh lutm fiom public iiiiiiitis and tin KvllS he his iliys Hiis MUJiHv it is cuiiKiulid hy Gov Inim1UHhui is HiMoliilely Jllms to jirp up llu sijilts uiuiiiiilov turnt ivlicl and replenish iiii made by the IOT ature ID hospilalsund ixjIKKis fin lie ciinrm nvo veins which allol im llw Thomas s GitM president of tho WEST SECOND STREET PAVING IS NOW ASSURED Slate Highway Dept to Receive Jlids Next Mouth for Improvement CreditHoinjr Accorded to ft J Hijntcr Head of Local Highway liureau Alice five years of unceasing retort on I hi part of officials ol this city to have Second street made a part of lhe network of tho seme highway Uiey have learned tlieti cf lorls have boon rewarded I George J Hunter director of i Dipailmont of Streets andPublic Hn pioveinenli to whom much of thc is due for having Uils highway muclo a purl of thc stutc system has been oJliciiHy nolined by N A sia I pies dislrlet eiiKiiucr of lhe Denarl imMt of ZllBlws whose oKicc is loMtod ut Sixtynlnlh nnd Market LSI reefs Upper Darby that bids will be received on November 10 for the TOiistniction of Koulc No Scclioa jl In the nty of Chpsier as Second sheet JIKS been drslRniUfd Approxi mately ri74i lineal feoi from Second slieet bridge to Flower strccl will bB The of construction is to he a Plain concrete bane surf ami with bi i wilh a vitrified biick euUnr on each side of the ftlull1 folliyes will KUlfei The only public onicial openly opposing V il Auditorcien tlit H iltlwin who sissftis le Hlate Molur Kiind witlioiii lncrensini Ue c nmon weHihsfunded debt Hie IVtmsylviiniu Kleellons Icr of th ThP nSClcaf arc pinned in the R arc marked Government Kxhibit No j v U S TEGS CORN PRICE TO HELP SETTLE STRIKE Crop Loan Plan Be Ap plied as Was Done To wajd Cotton COURT CRITICISES COUNTY MAGISTRATE FORD EMPLOYES STRIKE NOT SETTLED Millions Promised to Area Affected by the Farm Revolt Only 10 rases involving 99 per sons are now awaiting grand jury disposition and these mav never be brought to trial This numb does not include the Delaware county group now on trial he then turned over the tribute to H Senator McClure Payments when rum cargoes Sykes when he resumed the stand and ho aso invohcd this morning told without anv emoi thp L Shcemcn as 1cing on tion how he gypped McClure out PaJroli of the rumrunning I He beean his days testimony bv re j counting a trip of the Passaic Sun SUn Oil tanker to Essing on wth a i cargo of liquor He said there Tore 12400 cases aboard but he entered I i S with Morris Frank n y thc nlmcombine to fix 1900 cases as the total carso thereby reducing the protection money paid here on each case HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Tress WASHINGTON Oct UP Tho governments first direct nation to break thc national farm partial surrender to lhe nations dc manu3 tociay the form of croo loans pesgiag tho price of corn with a promise to pump money to farmer not m driblets but in millions The Agricultural Adjustment Ail ministration drove ahead both its permanent and emergency programs by announcing the extension to corn of its crop loan plan already applied to cotton Emergency loans will be made on warehoused corn on the basis of 50 cents a bushel for No 2 December corn at Chicaeo to fanners who co operate with Us 5250000000 perma nent reduction rninaaign designed to balance corn and hog production with demand The plan applies only to thc region of most active farm rebellion Loans will go into states having farm ware AT LAUREL 1 Good Sense 2 Dixie Bee 3 Voncl 5 6 Berber Chlocdair Weather clear Irick fi AT L AT OK I A got 5250 extra for my shave in his way Sykes said He declared the difference between the rMit number of cases and 1900 also aided Jin paying wharfage truck transpor i tation and other incidentals Sykes told he paid off Chester policemen nnd others after the suc cessful landing 6f a cargo of whisky i He said ha got the money from Pcmberg at the iattcrs place of IPrtronins Sport Mnrvel Tiht East street took Hope Portam Stop Gap Thunder figured lone Nina Louise Plumage cut the number of cases he would rc Fire Hiiss Golii fit Tat and thsn estimate Chardic Lovic Tcwl Hov Precious Vld chisel Maid Kentucky Hen of Police Miley Princess Cayna Single d Cummings both deccasstj got Stripe Patsyeitc Smear flaflcaVc I Miss Walter D I Continued on Pasc Twcniytivo OFFICIALS AGREE Continued on Twelve AUTO AND TROLLEY CAR IN COLLISION Edith Schiefle of Arden Del suf fered brush bums of boih legs and arms nigiu viirn an automo bile driven by Joseph Dictz of 201 East Seventn street in which she was a passenrrr collided with a trol ley car nt Ninth and Wilson streets The young woman was treated for her injuries at the Chester Hos pital and discharsed who imported the accident lo the ponce in id he was drivinr wrst on Ninth sireci following atruck and when the vehicle slopped near the intrrsection of the streets he at tempted to pass it and collided with the trolley car Dietzs car was dam aged Basil Rclty Kcjofc Bano bar Prince Clyde Van Dusn Totem BIss X Conlvn Tommy DAmour Glynhurst Clar intla SanBrown Admiral Deferred A prison sentence of DO days on Uie charge of disorderly conduct brought a rebuke from Judge Albert Uutton MacDade on the head of Magistrate Louis P James of Tinicum township yesterday The fine in such a case would be not over and thc maximum jaU sentence in lieu of the payment of i fine would be 10 days declared the court Thw ccntence is czarlike I Antoni Karszcwski and his wife I Valeria of Second nnd Seneca street i Essington appeared in court on of habeas corpus Thc defendants said they had compainecl to lhe justice of the peace on Friday of a j suspicion that a nciahbor en gaged in illicit liquor making Tlio place raided on Saturday it was brought out but no contraband was found The alleged law violator caused the arrest of and his wife This is an illegal commitment oudge MacDadc told Attorney Lloyd was handling the vrits lor Attorney E A Howell The tie tcnclants were admitted to bail of 5100 and their cases will be put on tho lint of summary appeals To Assistant District Attorney Wil hrm R Toal tho court said This justice of thc peace may bo honest uoout n but he certainly needs to be informed of his duties and powers We need intelligent and well as honest ones WOMENlJEMOCRATIC VOTERSMEETING I More than 200 women attended the meeting of the Democratic Women voters of Chester held last night at the Democratic headquarters street and avenue Speeches were made by Mrs James W Campi bell a candidate for school director John J Stetser candidate for cilv council Mrs Helen Hacketfc candi date for director of tho poorTof Cummlugs of thc faculty of OT School for the Blind and Charier E Ridciell campaign mrn MrsEi2Rbetli McGcehan prc sicled nj mrotinr i RLAZE AT NORWOOD I Shorty afier noon today fire from a deicciive flue wet fire to tho roof of Station on the Ponn Railroad An alarm ws sounttd to which the Norwood Fire Company responded After a battle of more than a half hour thc firo men siibtiusd tho flames An estimate of tne loss was not announcd Officials of the assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company in this city andthe committee repvesontin the employes of the concern who went on strike on September 26 failed to settle tlioir differences at p conferwice held yesterday aflcrnoon at he office of thc companys plant foot of Lloyd street The conference which was held at o clocc had been arranged be tween P E Atkinson manager of thc plant and Thumbs F ouiiphcv chairman of the committee repre senting the men on strike After thc committee presented ils demands Mr Atkinson advised it spokesman to submit them in writing in ordr that they may be fnnvardd toDearborn 111 where officials in ihe main oifice of the compinwould irive them consicicintiqn rad take action which would be indc known to the strikers through heir com mittee which would be invited to another conference to be arranged as soon as the result becomes known at tne plant in this city CHAKITY CHESTER HOSPITAL At a meeting lield Tuesday evening at the home of Airs James Irvine The Cottage nt Lupidca Nether Providence plans for a charity ball for thc benefit of the Chester Hos pital on Decsmber 27 at the Chester Armory were made An outstanding orchestra vill be engaged and the affair is expected to be one of the bright spots of the local social sea son Mrs Arthur E Copelaml and Mrs Irving nrc chairmen of the charity ball and are being assisted by Mrs William R Provost Mrs H B Lin coin Mrs John L Wclherill Mrs William Evans Mrs P G S Camp bell Mrs Arabella Dietz Mrs Han v Bomberger Mrs William Feinbrrg Miss Louise Archer Clyde and Miss Carol Cross KAN Doloris Willhide sevenyearold of 909 Morton avenue suffered brush burns of the left kneelast when she run from the ndrwall niul against a front fender of rar aiivcii north on Morton avenue bv Dclbert William Mnhonry of 131G Jfrncock street Tho girlwas taken to the pfiice cf Dr F V Bielski Kast Ninth street by Mahonrv and given treatment for her iUS RAISES GOLD 1 PRICE TODAY TO PER OUNCE A fleets Only Newly Mined Metal From Nations Natural Deposits Roosevelt Program Aims j at CorrespondingBoost in Commodities WASHINGTON Oct The federal government today boosted lla gold price IS to C31S4 an ounce llio next step In its ambitious pricelifting program j Paymeiu for thc yold is in00day 1 debeiiLurcs of the Reconstruction pi riance Corporation Only newlymined EOki recovered from natural deposits the United States and its territory jis nfTccied under the governnuntH prog nun Wilh London cables lolling of a ncont rise in ihe world pric lo the United Slates government vvius foiixnl to make a currispondiiig imicac in its price to keep above the world level The federal government yesterday began offonns to buy ill newly mined sold in ofTorts to boost American commodity prices by raising he uricc of gold ThilBiiiil advance in lie govcm niriHV buying rale indicated conlin pipssurf toKard boosting Amcr irnn lovels The relatively hVli mlc established yeslerclay torved to touch off active buying In the countrys sn curily juid commodity markets and Continued on Iagc Twelve TO IKOBK MOVES WASHINGTON Oct invcstigntion of j in the United States I will bepin Nov 14 Rep Samuel Dick isicin iD of Now York chnirman of thc Houso Immigration Committee nzHiouiiccd odny ItETl KX NEW YORK Oct od S Ynndcrbilt nnd his bride tiie fonvrr Grrtrudr Coiwwny of Phil Rdriphin returned from n Europran honeymoon todiy n board the Conic IDS Savoia tlu of iiohtiial he University of Prmiwivunin all of whom rcccitlv pd tho 12 proposfid monts and made pnbliy rccom iHcndntlons on ich urHed PUTIOIS iiiiri 11 croiw nuuiv after Yos The proposed btn lowini of 000000 with which to y lorn lo who served rilh l o Unild stater armed in ilje War In the China relief xpelilion in the Pli ippines or Guun Uie id War is embodied in Amendment No T is endorsed by the American Le ffmUiiiicdoii iairc Twelve NEGRO TilVE 1 COT MONEY AND GOODS Sealed proposuls for the work b received ut the ofllcc of the seci liuy of hiphwuy nt Hnrrlsbuig un it OCIOCK hiisicni Stnndnrd time on he moriiln Ihe bids lire to bo opciied ut which lime they will bo puwiLly openird uucl scheduled aiul l e conduct uwardod us soon there in tcr as The project involve National cowry Highway Funds imd thc at tcnlion of biddors is directed to tho siiiciiil provisions in the propoiil iiovmiif the use of domestic inn itjMial und sublelUng or nsslgjiinc lhe coiiliocl U is stipulated that the ininiinuai labor slmll be 15 C5 50 or 45 ciiils iuihour depending upon clns Mhcalions und for unskilled labor 40 ceius IIMhour Ilie project will also offer an portvmlty to the unemployed In thii city aa UHJ employment service or agency will be tha National Reem Ployinent ofiirc in the Grahiun ptibllo school Eleventh unf Madison sfrecLs t Vi1 ho will add 10 lie city s highway system a much needed improvemcrit in the western 0fMthe cllv consid to vi fe or the precxt wantin fr Uch C1ystal i a wT Sm Snndeis CH store Is lo l strceL Scverul NUUh street between j nvenuc and the bridge ovr mit of National Recovery Hiahvn PlUKL lld jt ecu annolrcea itH1 Ninth street between EdKmon nml Morton avenues will also be re pnvctl by tllc StsltG Highway Depart lhe j unv I store about 445 oclock Shortly after wards Mrs Sanders missed her purse containing tinmoney and a Pennsvl vania Railroad ticket A chccku revealed tluit two silver spoons fouu tain pen nold cncasecl lipstlcV cold filled compact inui a black purse with amber had also dis appeared JiSCUKS INJUrtlKS i A girl about H years of age was down by an luilomobilt on Seventh Ktritt near Barclay street lust night and escaped injuries The acciacnt haiiiicnvd wnm Arthur J Allen of 121li Korlin Mrcel who was driving cast on Seventh street ncared the Intersection The girl run from behind a parked car against tlte side of the Alien car Sh refused to give Alton accorciiny to his sUlcmsm to police cither her name or address j COURT REVOKES BEER LICENSE fcr 1cense of Edward Twist Chrslcr pike near Oak lane FoU 5 bopn a decrea E1gefd JlldSe John M BroomtUi i iwist place was known aa Witch inn had a hearing before Judges Proueflpld Broomall and MacDade several weeks ago whtn testimony was given by county de lectlves and otlicrs of liquor vilci brlnp made in Uii place Court i clsion was deferred until after Twisti trial in criminal court on the charge of violaliiiK lhe liquor laws i Tht latter trial resulted ii Twht pleading no defense and to close his place MacDide who at the trial placed Twist on three years probation FAIR WK TO PROPOSITION Weather clrar rack fast Placc Tax MAYBE BOSSY WAS OUT HUNTING PUBLICITY Saratoga N Y news says that October 11 a cow owned by jolina Slotnirk deliberately vt into auto driven by Eclina nnd knocked both down a 40 fooL ciitch Car smashed but Sclina and bossy slightly hurt home tmdcr their own power Well StMiti though our roads aro nocowproof tho Chester Times rlassifird ncls offer Pine bargains in sturdy used cars This ad sold one readily FORD TUDOr13it prirxtt riKhi If sold iljls Chcvroict Marcus Hook Books at Disposal of Cit izens for Examination ForgetMeNot Campaign for the Disabled Veterans Eyre public school FILM ACTRESS DEAD IN HER HOME LONDON Oct UP t Lillian HallDavis wellknown motion pic ture actress was found dead today nt hor home in the suburb of Golciors Gn en her head in the oven of a RBS stove and her throat slashed nppar riitly by a She was beliovcd to have been de spondent because ill health forced her to leave the film studios r s KUAVCK WASHINGTON Oct 26iiTPl Tlic ireastiry nt balance for Oct 4 vas Miscellaneous in ternal revenue receipts that dav were sSl06429900 Customs receipts for the rnonlh Uirotiqh Oct M were y 06KJ6 WILL CONTINUE Fair weather is predicted today fol lowed by rain and warmer weather late tonight or tomorrow and colder weather tomorrow night in Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland The highest temperature here lerclay was 53 degrees at 1210 a m and the lowest was iD at 730 p in The average of 46 war eight degrees below normal for the date and twelve degrees below thc average October 25 last year Maximum temperature for the dale is 75 established in 1931 and minimum 32 in 1879 Sunrise today was at 624 a m and sunset will lie at 507 p m Eastern Standard time 1OUCK KECOVKR LOOT At a meeting of the county cominit lee of tho Delaware County Chamber of Commrrcc appointed to act with reference to a revision of assessments and taxes for Delaware cciuiVv and thc members of the Borrci of Revi sion of Assessments nnd Taxes was hclcl yesterday at Media It was announced that the wshes of I he commlUco rrqucsUng that anipla opportvinity be girtn the puh iic to cxanvinn tax assessment books fcitne uurposs of informing tivw prlves with reference to thc assess ment made on their properly a coivjarcd with that of their neVh ooi had brcn complied with bv couniy ofTicUlr AmiQimceivrit was made llit Thvjssday November 2 ant Continued on Soldiers who served their country ui the Wovd Wrr and who in so do ing paid the lifrlons penalty of carrying on with wounds and physi cal ailments which have disabled them nnd undaccl them 10 mm lhe ciaitns of life will ncain bo rs rfistcd this year in their fijht for cv islrncj hy Hv innual ForgeSMc Not drive ci ihi Disabled Veterans of tho World War organiznicn which exists ih role of aiding imfoninate exservicemen Tho drive cf he Colcnel Jaines A G Cimpbrl Chapter No 13 D A V whirh inclticlrs this city nnci its environs will be orrricd on for a pe riod of two days October 27 rnri 2C nnd those who arc still abie to carry on sufficienlly to assist will make every effort to have the sales as suc cessful RS their demands it hould be Men who th ruicV Prominent County Couple Happily Married 50 Years M Ferrari of 3033 West Ninlh slroet reported to police that some i cue broke into his tailoring estab lishment late last night by forcing in rear door and stole 72 bolts of i cloth Police were notified and Patrolmen TUbol raid MeROniele h 1AP R AMI 1C CTA tcl lhc loot on alot at rua ijunUoSlAnD ot thc buadhlgi carl1tlm U S Russia May Act in Concert on Peace Issues Continued on iagc Twelve WASHINGTON Oct Copv ngnt 1933 by United Press i The re newal of diplomatic ties between Moscow and Washington in the opinion of informed observers here i would have important politieal rerrr citssions in both Europe and thc Far n s t There is no thought in the minds of President Roosevelt or any other Washington official of discussing a KussoAinerican alliance with Foreign Maxim Litvinofl when hn coins Irr early jnonh But ihr nr itonml ciianvioi for cliproinalic ciiscussipn it U believed would lead the United States and Ruroia to exchange view points and perhaps act in cohcrrt in political crises of niuturl concorn to preserve peace Both are signatories of the Kelogr Pcaca Pci It hns ficfituntly bron pointed out by political observers that Russia and America havr had fewer con flicting intrrvU thin runtwo major powers In no part of the world are Jhcy intpuso competitors for markets Their main exports do not overlap as ihUnited States seeks foreign oui lets primarily for manufacUirrd poods while Rtissirn exports are moilly raw Continued on taseTwelve Mr and Mrs James Willow yes tevdiy celebrated heir golden wrcl dint annivorsary at their home in Wawa and they were visited throiifih oit tlie and rvrninp by scores of relatives rnd friends from every sec tion of the county Jnmcs thc urcaiRrcat nrandson of tlp riionus Wilcox vho settled in Wawa in itM early part of the scveiuecmh eon lury The Wilicox family has ably beon thc most prominent in thin county over a period of 200 years vml still is well known and hichly rc pccfod throvielvout Ponnsylvania Mr Wilicoxa grand children ore Ui month seiiprntion in rn iine to live at Vuwa there probably oeirsr no otlicr family in this local ity which can claim such a distinc tion The Ivy Mills and tli Glen Mills which for over a crntuvy and a haH Continued on Pajjc Twelve I Vets Group Chief Says Governor Passes Buck i o Them on Slate Issue Governor Gitlord Pinthot VTV ns failrd for nniui on thf state bonus today veterans and Irpion men oppod lo SiO000000 avard thrnuph the Amerkun cifltion Chapter in Philndclphia CiwiRins the governor adroitly thc buck to the Leqion in statement of Tutciay the veterans heiuiins the antibonus riht says that thc govrnoi liai drcrleri his previous stand in support of tho Prosident in this artioii Addison B Fivoirnn Commander of Philadelphia Chapter of the A V A dispatched the following telegram to the governor at Hnrrisburcr I Your statement supporting th 000 nan ro bonus has lircn roui bv the propie of thc state c Conlinurd on Page Twelve i AKUrSTED ON WARRANT i Edjrar Cornog 25 of State road Media was arrested yesterday at Seventh street and Edgmont avenue l on a warrant issued on informaliori j of Thomas Jtartin charging with obatnin money under falsa pretenses Cornog will be arraigned ov hearing before Magistrate Honau of the Second Ward The Weather rn Pennsylvania Increasing ss fnflowcrf by rain laic o nijlit or Friday warmer toniffht and iu extreme cast portion Friday t rckrr in extreme west portion Fri j clay 1 TODAYS 1 a m 1 7 a m F m i r a m i 10 a m 34 11 a m S3 Noon 1 p m 4fi 2 p m   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication