Chester Times, January 24, 1939

Chester Times

January 24, 1939

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - January 24, 1939, Chester, Pennsylvania THAT NAN SrTME BACK FORTY MAO A WAY A80UTWMAHD 1 WAS SOTT! Alt MONEY I HAD YET TO GET. WHIU I KNOW IH A NATION COMPIETELY WRUNG DRV I FEEL LIKE A NATIOWAIL WET' 63D LAST CITY EDITION Leased Wire Rejxjrts or United Press (UP) und Inlernatloual News Service (INS) RANKIN QUITS COMMITTEE FOR SCHOOLS SURVEY Local Attorney Not in Ac- cord With Decision of Other Six Members School Board Approves Recommendations For Survey Submitted CHESTER, PA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1939 HOW FRANCO HAS PUSHED ON It was revealed at a meeting of the Chester School Board, last eve- ning, that James L. Rankin. local attorney and a leading critic of thc local school system, had resigned from a. committee selected by Hiram Turner, president of the school al-d, because he was not in accord the latest decisions of the com- mittee of seven. The resignation was mentioned in i a report of the activities of the committee, which was presented to' the school board at the conclusion of the meeting by P. Herman Fritz superintendent of schools and chair- man of the special committee. It was submitted, according to the re- nnrh busmess 7 _' kecn a6i'ced to FRANCO PLAMS CNCIRCL.C BARCELONA AMCUVJL y Gettl-U. Insurgent rCCS have members. the find- ings of the seven men and made certain recommendations Membcr.s of .the committee arc, P. Herman i, chairman; Henry G. Swenev ics P. Hopkins, James L. Rankin, A. Hynes, Harry Holcroft and the latter I, "et school board members. Ths did not bear Mr. Rankin's thc beginning of their drive on Barcelona and SENATE PASSES PA. RELIEF BILL OF Borrows Amount From Motor Fund Reserve; Prevents New Taxes Democrats Vote Not to Confirm Hamilton and Adams for Cabinet Uarrishurg, Jan. Senate lifted the gules Of the state motor license fund reserve today and authorized a loan to pre- vent exhaustion of thc uncmploy- in tit relief treasury. 1 Bills transferring that amount to ?o appropriating immediately for February lehef needs were approved finally and sent to Gov. Arthur H. James ;for signature. They passed tilc House lost weak. While thc motor fund transfer I was approved without a dissenting i vote, the Democratic minority pre- vented immediate enactment of to transfer 84.- STORMS FAR AT SEA K.tjjauai ucitmacrs taced by great odds, chiefly scarcity of weapons and food At the conclusion of thc of the report, a motion was made lo continue the investigating com- mittee now composed of six mcm- ueis, at the dLscretion of thc chair. report of the six members be re- ceived, spread upon the minutes and the recommendations be adopted and complied with." Earlier in the activities of the committee the board had voted sev- eral months ago to expend lor an extensive survey of thc local school system, with President Tur- ner and Mrs. Estella M. Von Racer voting negatively. REBELSNEARING SEC. PERKINS IS BARCELONA; CITY IMPEACHED WITH READYTOBATTLE TWO LABOR AIDES Loyalist Army Mobilizes Resolution in House, by All Volunteer Jersey Member, Sets Realizing Danger j Forth Five Charges Nationalist Bomb Planes JHoughteling, Immigration Chief, and Reilly, Solici- from Die liquor license itmri from the liquid fuels tux fund and from the insur- ance fund because two members of the Republican constitutional ma- i jority of 26 were absent. When Democrats voted in caucus to oppose immediate confirmation JamciJ cabinet nominations J. Hamilton, for revenue I secretary, and Major Lynn G Adams, for motor police commis- Charles H. Ealy R Somerset, chairman of the execu- tive nominations committee said their names would not be reported this week. Both were given hear- in BS yesterday and the Republican i majority agreed to hold another i hearing next week for Adams at the request of Democrats. Attack Each Hour- Ministries Evacuate Barcelona, (2 p. in.) Jan. 2-1 tor, Named Washington, 111- fire resounded in peachmeut proceedings were brought j i PRICE, THREE CENTS JNO WARNING OF CLIPPER'S DOOM TO THOSE ABOARD Had Only Time to Get Life Preservers, as Flying Boa tHit Sea Jrsh defeated "itoyte S i vy ui i UJJU till UU defeated transfer bills and Immedi- ately moved for their reconsidera- tion. They were placed on the post- poned calendar and will be taken up later when thc full Republican strength is present. a ever tee, minus Mr. Rankin sub" Anarchist and Syndicalist unions I to slt ln a President's mitteci for adoption, providiiie for r'a numbers to join tlie i two high officials of the Dcpart- a survey oi a much more irm cal nature, requiring the I -I to Scacn fat day against Secretary of Labor to reconsider the bills, which had Perkins-first woman ever opposition .been succe-ssful. ie ijrmy ln a fight mcnt of Labor. -35 RCS e were Rop. Continued on Page 2 i 'l f AT COMMISSION ROW! 7 i luuyuu uy tx.ep. uuun majority. intrl "IVvit suburbs Insurgent airplanes i J, Parncll Thomas, a Republican of i there is a relief deflciencv We can the capital and Vsipnrin finin New Jersev hpfnm i___ .....r, wc ix.v.11 Ul, would have prevented thc use of thc three funds for relief for remain- der of the fiscal biennhmi "It isn't the fault of the Repub- lican Owlett said "that a chamber not how much wUl for relief until we have had a Further improvement in traffic HOW in the downtown section of the city is expected to result from a new police order will be operative next Monday, designat- avenue from Third street to Second street as a one way traffic artery. The traffic will flow from Third street southward to Second street only. The city block, which includes me extremely congested ,commis- failure of the Federal Government weck-end. The evacuation of civilians from to deport Harry the fortified areas around Barce- CIO leader and lona was rushed by the government 1 mimist. i... vaiwutju IHUC uciuiu a cnamoe inn r.Br.0 Bal'cclona. more than J Jammed with members and spec- .-.._...., we Jnm-tft Wel'C killed i out of thc in- to get the facts" snoitly after noon and thc raids [QUiry conducted by the Dies Com- j Sen. Harry Shapiro, D., over the i activities and revolved about thc were' consistent in their posit Ion "of opposing any transfers that were west coast not immediately earmarked for re- accused Com- j lief and could not thereby be used for any other purpose. ._ _ Vj WiHu. V ti illlll'llU. I Foreignei-s were being evacuated I Accused with Secretary Perkins prepared to leave quickly, ware: Hcci States Consulate re- L. Houghteling, XJ s Com- ttiat> a score of Americans missioner f Immigration. Shapiro pointed out during debate on the motions to reconsider that local communities have already counted on anticipated revenue from LAST MINUTE marked with signs and stree't paintings to denote it as a one way traffic street and a policeman of the traffic squad will remain on duty for several days at the en- trance of thc square to a-ssure en- rtancc of these items to local --------........-aircraft wilfully, unlawfully and fcfoniousiv UP against the ninth conspire" to "commit offenses, unemployment rehnf P rr day by four Junk-, asamst the United States and to i The public Stance eis planes which swept over the; defraud the United States ty fail-1 lion of theling' ncglecting and morrow and unemployment relief rC, T- V 1J- lllumas impcacnmcnt rcso- t ine loai of cannonading in the hi tion charged: outskirts mingled with the ex- I- That the three "did i t plosions of Loyalist anti-aircraft i wilfully, unlawfully and fcloniouslv I 1 guns Opcmne im thr, t J vvil y-secontl raid in four days. r M'tcen of the American refugees' ace visa tr be satisfactory solution to the con- gestion in the street thc police or- will be made into the form of f.n ordinance permanently nating the street for one K-affic. FACULTY TKA Hot trouble on The last consular car was sched ulea to leave Barcelona for p. in. Continued on Pape 6 BRITISH BOMBER WITH t j ii liiliwi checks to recipients could not have gone out next week with- out immediate passage of the transfer and ap- propriation bill. The bills have been right of way since open _ Consuls Douglas Flood and Jact- bombine 'ing in thc English Channel todav, mu end of his first regular weekly cab- Nathaniel v J. JlSk'll ft Jernigan were scheciulcd to at the Caldetas consulate for thc duration of thc siege. Urgent orders were sent to voluntcet units ut the unions u port at designated mess kits, ready to tions. The people ot thc city knew ut wiiy hmcc opcn- Loiidon, .Ian. A Royal )Ilg lnc 193a legislature January was J- todav; disclosed at thc with its all re- Ships in the channel were asked to for it. INSPECTION DEADLINE -i man of thc entertainment commit- 12-2. Miss Dorothy Kelly is secre- tary of thc faculty ciub. --------a secretary of public assistance. Howard L. Ras- iell, had reported relief rolls at thc highest point since thc inaugura- tion of the Federal Works Program several years ago. This situation, inspected are James pointed out. might require The faculty of the Smeclley Jun- ior High School held a tea and social gathering at the Y. W. C A building. Seventh and S yesterday afternoon. Plafker, member of tne Uptown >u me INaiimnMtr i-. i n CILCLL in charge of thc affair, which was were approaching in nl drivers of all cars not bearing he did not anticipate it would cx- in ovei Anpiminn- hew inspection tags are subject lo ceed 000. arrest for violation of thc motor At thc same time the governor announced appointment of Ray- reports from author- mond T. Bowman, Philadelphia, as- stations with the sistant professor of economics at periodical inspection !_ He replaces Williapi A. Sponslor, of ________. Newspapers and other of publicity appealed to lliv women to resist to the last As Nationalist airplanes REV- sidewalk near her home last Wed- nesday. Rev. Lcvi H. Zcrr" pastor of Trin- further deYav." Chinese License Plates On Motor Puzzles Passers-By cupy thc pulpit sermon this VICTIM and preach in the thc inet J. Hamil- j ton. for revenue secretary, and Ma- jor Lynn G. Adams, for motor police Curiosity was aroused yesterday when a car bearing a Sha'nghai li- censs nlate was observed in Chester nnd Upland. The car belonged to Dr. Jossph McCracken. University of Pennsylvania alumnus, nnd fa- mous football and Olympic star sev- eraj ago- The former Red nnd Blue athlete has been a phv- ncian in China for 30 years, and'is on the staff of St. John's hospital, Shanghai, and a teacher in the Si medical school. After a va- '-ation of several months in this country, he and Mrs are on their way back to China and yesterday stopped at Crozer Semi- nary- to visit Dr. Gordon Poteat anri family Dr. Poteat is a close friend cf Dr. McCracken. having' taught in the University of Shanghai for a number of years. The license plate Itself was the vices. Pvcv. Zerr has chosen topic. "Transformed Men Changing World. emergency PA. HOUSE RECESSES HACINC; IJKSULTS At Hialcah Park 2 years; mile. x-Predicate 118 (Perkins) Sti .50 S3.-10, Hi Gold US (PctcVsj, 00, Sculptress 115 Time, :M 2-5. Also ran: American Money, hnugglo, New Dawn. Cross Vine, Darby Dallas, Mini Pcir Macncrva, Dan's Folly, x-Bally Haste, x-Abbi.psiflc WANT MODKRN ARSIS FOR U. S. SOLDIERS WashinKtun, Jan. army onit-ials tolil Die llontc Military Affairs committee that, tho Unilivl Slatcn should provide ultra-modern weapons in peace-time to an army cl men soon after thc outlji-eak of war. Testifying in hujmort of I''dcnt Rno.scvclt'.s .frjSJf.OOO.OflO I'jucrjrtiicy ilcfi-HKc Maj. Cion. It. ,M. Beelf said (hat thc army to men on the outbreak of war ami that hick of adequate arms would hamper mobilization seriously. Ho followed UnK. Gen. George P. Tyner, assistant, army chief of Klaff, who the eomimtlcc that this country should not "send its into thc field with antiquated weapons." ASSASSINATION CAXCKLS HAVANA RACING Havana.'Jan. 21 races scheduled at thc Onenlal Track were cancelled today liccauso of the a'sasnrn- Uon yesterday of Pedro Acwt.a, mayor of thc suburb of Havana in which thc Oriental Track is situated. GOV. JAMKS KXI'KCTS TO BALANCE KUDGF.T Ifarrisburg, Jan. 2 Arthur H. James an- nounced today thai re-ports from his cabinet led him to believe he could balance the state budjjct by June 2, end of bicnnium fi.HCiil .James estimated the -Iciicit he inherited from the Earle admin- istration at The bulk of this .lofu-ii-n.-y. he -aid i-, in unemployment relief. He estimator! savings to be effected in pay- rolls slonc by June at He addc-d that appn.vimalely could be obtained from the balance in thc appropriation for flood control. CONCERT GROUP OPENS DRIVE Subscriptions Tor Three Programs Here Solic- ited This Wcek- An cnihiisifUiUc group pf men and women who have organized a Ches- ter Community Concert Association met last night at a dinner in thc Chester Club lo formally open it drive for mcinDcrsnips. Thc cam- paign will continue nil this week and will close promptly nt, 5 p. m. Saturday. Thc number of for members and for will determine the concert stars who will come here. Thc location of thc hall and (he dates also dcpcjid upon I he number of subscriptions. Charles R. Long, president of thc local as- sociation, ing. Rev. tor of thc Trinity Lutheran'Church asked thc if vocation and Ton Recite Crew Mum on Accident Begins New York, Jan. passengers of the lost British flying boat Cavalier reported today that they had hud no warning of an im- pending serious accident and had. not received life preservers until the plane had hit the sea and water was gushing in through its broken floor. The four men of the Cavalier's crew who survived were close-lip- ped as to the cause of the accident which killed three ot the 13 persons nboiird nnd thc other 10 into lhe Atlantic 300 miles from the land, where they drifted lor in hours before picked up by the TankM- iCsso Ray town. But Cnplain Neil Richardson, first of- ficer of the Imperial Air- ways craft, said he had ordered thi; stewards to distribute life pre- servers before thc crash. The radio M' thc while it wns f Bhtlng to stay in the air. showed thill the crew had been aware of mpcnding disaster for almost an hour before it overtook the plane. Disaster I'robe starts V began the Investigation the disaster. Captain M. R. Alder.spn, master of thc Cavalier, uid his crew were to be questioned G. C. Piric jittichft of the British embassy, and Paul E Bewshen, of thc Imperial Airways' An expert of the Civil Aeronautics Authority will be present, but only as an observer. The United States Has no official part jn the investi- gation. It has agreed, for a period of 5 years to accept British certifi- cations of air-worthiness of Brit- ish ships operating out of American ports in return for a British agree- ment to uccept American certifica- tions. The survivors said there had been only six or seven" life preservers for thc U occupants. They did not know whether there had been more in the plane which were not used Returning (o n tumultuous greet- ing in thc harbor nntl on the pier the survivors appeared to be in good' physical condition, Physicians and ambulances hau been waiting but only two of the whose husbands were among the' three who medical atten- tion. By contrast, the other eight Continued on Pajje 5 NAME FOR TRAINER FORCE John Williams, of 3422 West .street, Trainer, has been promoted from patrolman to chief of police by action of Trainer Bor- ough Council. Thc new chief has made an cnvi- president of thc local as- clllcj has an cnvi- wa.s in charge of the meet- a l'atrolman. living cv. Herbert A. Weaver, pas- n of oases which won he TMnii.v 1 Him wide commendation HO Continued on Column 4 COUNTY FIREiVIEN UN WOOD GUESTS Four hundred members of the Delaware County Firemen's Asso- ciation attended Ihe January meet- ing held last nlyht at tliu Marcus Hook nrehouse. ns the guests of LlnwoorJ Fire Company, No. 1. Joseph W. News, president of thc Unwood company, and Alex Mcl- ilnK. Lin wood's Commissioner of Public Safety, made brief welcom- ing addresscK to thc gathering. During tho business meeting routine matters were taken up and annual reports were read. Resolu- tions were ordered prepared in the death of one nf the members since the last meeting "Fire Schools for Delaware County" thc main topic of dis- cussion. William E. Wunderltch secretary to thc association, and a visiting fire chief from South Jer- sey were the principal speakers. commendation. He has efficiently with the .police, the co-mty authori- ties, and the State Police. In, addition to the new chief the borough has two other patrolmen, Vcrnon Sherman and James Welsh! Topics of Times I European developments suggest that one of thc world's great poems will have to be revised to road "I am thc corporal of my soul." The return of Prohibition is pre- dicted m some quarters. That should be cheering news to Al Ca- pone who is about to start life over again. The invention of a machine that seems to fill no great need at the moment. What this country needs is a machine that can cook make beds, and is a pleasant com- talking. Looks like Neville told II Duca on. using no certain terms. .j -in; spcaKcrs. Congress, making drastic cuts !n llic Rev. E. M. Thomas, chaplain i grasshopper control bill evi- wc an hitercsting talk on "Co- j dently feels that the little fellers the navc eaten at the public trough. operation." At the close of ARMED BANDITS DOG QUARANTINE STEAL MACHINE IN RIDLEY PARK day, concurred in Senate amend- ments to thc S12.000.000 emergency relief appropriation, -received a score cf new bills, and recessed until 1 p. m. tomorrow. Former Wayne Girl Tried To Save Cavalier Steward i meeting a vaudeville show was pre- sented. Glen Jones, John T plugh and Smith Cipple formed the committee in charge of arrange- ments. It was announced that the Feb- ruary meeting will be held at Llan- erch. while the March session will agK.n place at Marcus Hook with the Hook company in thc role of host. MRS. K. If. PANcioAST 76 long enough. The Weather Chcsteritc and Girl Forced Canines Running at Large to Yield Car at Point of Will H0 Shot on View by Free Curb Service For P. O. Patrons Gun Three armed bandits held up a Gcorcc P Park ln Poteat said this morning that the license U issued by Shanghai Mu- nicipal council, and is good only in the Internationa] Settlement. Once issued, the plate is not changed, al- A former Delaware county girl; who survived thc wreck of thc Brit- ish flying boat Cavalier told report- cr.s in Ne-v York last, night that she had held the injured steward of the I emit in her arms for nearly 20 .minutes before lie slipped from her' Irked by thf of park- ?raRP .sank to his death, ing meters in front of the Chester Mrs. George Inphnm the former Poslofficc at Fifth street and Edg- Katherine i Honey i Fox who lived rnont avenue, the officials ot the near Wayne imlil her mamaae to n the pastomcc have evolved a scheme Bermuda lumber dealer 10 months those mailing letters may ago. said simply: "lacing aj "I tried m.v best" a brief I front of this space first women sang and shouted in the hea Postmaster; to attract the attention of those on license. paid his 'j.. y i-ney fee. .T.1- ne couniv at la diatel ln- locality were imme- which resuiteci fatally v- 'i their car. day, stated that ns KOily, who is 18 years old and at- rtxsiripnt.t tv-.o ship for i Continued on Last Page-Column 4 I Continued on La'st ne wanted .jss BPS let- i ____________ ters Washington, Jan. ern Pennsylvania Light rain or snow this afternoon or tonight; slightly colder in west, and ex- treme north, portions tonight; Wednesday, generally fair in south- east, and snow flurries in west and north, portions: colder Wednesday ol fruit, numerous post'and Wednesday night. ana a sciaj.- book constructed Western flur- fee Id." ,VmnMnC ,H'SkSOn Pancoasl' widow: New in south, and of Olln i. Pancoast, of 2204 West' rain or snow in north portion this and tonight; Wednesday. today." blrlhday colder Wednesday Mrs. Panconst, who is one of the known rr.s'dcnUs ol the wc.s'- rrn section of the city has been confmrd to hrr bed' for several weeks but si ill takes an active in- terest m thc community Prior to her illness she was actively identi- fied with the South Chester Meth- odist, Episcopal Church She has 1 till 1.U IU I, I j and Wednesday night. In Today's CHESTER TIMES been president thc Ladies' Guild of that edifice for nineteen years. IIKU) AS ZIGZAG Page 4 t; 53 Continued on Page 2 1 MRS. GEORGE INGHAM Richard Larkin, a salesman, wns I held on a drunken driving charge by Magistrate Joseph A. Garrity of Trainer, in bail for a further hearing to be held on Friday eve- ning. The arrest was made last night in Trainer. U. S. TREASURY BALANCE Washington, .Ian. Treasury balance, as of January 2J. i miscellaneous In-' tcrnal revenue. S3.667.241.88; customs i receipts. receipts, S3- 1138.193.766; expenditures, Amusements Answers to Questions Bedtime Story Bridge Comics 12, 13. 14, 15 Crossword 13 Deaths 2 Editorials g Fiction 10 Financial 12 Glenn .Pran'; Editor'al 6 Health Articles i o In Hollywood 9 In New York n Marriage Licenses 4 Radio Time Table 12 Serial Story 10 Society News g Sports 11, 14 Stamps g Thc Game of Politics z The Man on the Street Says. 3 Thirty Years Ago fi Women's Pages 8, 9, 10 ;