Chester Times, February 14, 1947

Chester Times

February 14, 1947

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 14, 1947, Chester, Pennsylvania 71ST Dally Leased Wire Report of United Press (Up) and International News Service (INS) CHESTER, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY PUUMSHED EVEHY KVENINQ EXCEPT SUNDAY WORD-A-DAY Increase ywtr vocabulary by read- ing tht new Times feature, Word- A-Day. See pa.ft II. CITY'S BOY SCOUT ADMINISTRATION ROT McDONALD, of 2501 Lind- say street, will be Chester's 13-year-old mayor. A second class scout, he belongs to Chester Troop 6. Roy is in the Eighth Grade at Smedley School, where 3 is member of th ROBERT VAN ZANDT, 18, of 2306 Upland street, Chester, will he Director of Public Safety. A Chester High School senior, he is a member of Explorer Post 184. At school he. is active in track WILLIAM MOORE, 16, of 3109 West Eleventh street, has been elected Director of Accounts and Finance. He is mate of Sea Scout bhip 234. A freshman at Chester TINICUM LAND GRAB CHECKED; WOULD BUY AREA CRISIS PASSED Quaker City Would Pay All Taxes On Airport Extension Apparently abandoning their plans for the annexation of 900 acres of land in Tinicum Township for the Southwest Airport expansion pro- gram, Philadelphia city officials Thursday night agreed to submit to Tinicum residents a five-point pro- posal for the acquisition of the land by condemnation and purchase following a stormy meeting at the Esslngton School, county otlicials and township residents agreed to consider the proposal, and a four- man committee was appointed to draw up the compromise Members of the committee are: anl R' Toa1' county solicitor; William B. McClenachan, Jr.. town- ship solicitor; Howard Li. Lutz Tin- icum School Board attorney' and p- Coe Farrier, assistant Philadel- BRITAIN TURNS DOWN U. S. AID; Truman's Otter Termed Helpful And Generous phia city solicitor. The proposed agreement put JOHN SMITH, of 1124 Butler street, is the Eagle Scout who has been chosen as Director of Public Improvement. Sixteen years old, he is junior assistant scoutmaster of Troop 13. A freshman at Chester High, he is a Student Council memfcer. DAVID PARKER, 11, wm be the city s youngest public official. He has been elected Director of Parks and Public Property. David lives at 2602 Boyle street and attends Clayton School. He has attained Lion Rank in Cub Pack 350. DAVID LEVY, a member of Explorer Post 161, will be Ches- ter s tax collector for an hour David, who is 16 years old, lives at 25 East Mowry street. He RICHARD OTLEY, of 1001 Sun- set avenue, Trainer, will be city controller. Richard is a Star Scout, and is a member of Trainer 1- mHe is in the Eighth Urade at Trainer School, and is 13 years old. CHESTER SCOUTS TO GOVERN CITY ON SATURDAY 1500 of will converge on Chester's City Hall tomorrow to give the city fathers an hour's idea of what youth can do for municipal government. v At 10 a. m. Mayor Ralph F. Swarts and his council will turn Chester over to seven Boy Scouts who have elected by the Scouts of the William Penn distrist. The en- tire membership of the district is expected to turn out for a parade to City Hall for the inauguration of ie -youthful councilmen The parade will form at the base- ball diamond in Deshong Park at 9 a. m. It will move across Ninth street and proceed south on Welsh street to the junction with tnen down and Market street to City Hall Heading the parade will be Arnold C. Sorenson Valley Forge Council and Edwin Bush William Penn District executive A motorcycle detachment will escort the parade, and the PMC band will be m the line of march. Members of the Order of. the Ar- row will sworn in as depmy policemen to help the Chester Police Department handle traffic during Turn (o Page 2, Number 2 is a junior at Chester School, Where he is active basketball. High in FBI Police Instructor at Boy Scout's Court of Honor S. LLOYD IRVING WARNS OF BANK CLOSING TIME S. Lloyd Irving, vice-president of the First National Bank of Chester, warned Thursday that if city banks are compelled to remain shut on Saturdays it will be detrimental to local business. Irving emphasized that this was his personal view and did not reflect the attitude of his bank. He told Chester Business Men's Association that a bill had been in- troduced in the State Legislature at Harnsburg making it mandatory for all banks in Pennsylvania to stay closed on Saturday. If this regulation Is enacted, he predicted, it will impose grave con- sequences on Chester business houses. Over a'period of 10 to 15 years, Irving declared, it would de- prive them of a large number of customers from outlying districts He explained his position by pointing out that many men who do not work Saturdays bring their fam- ilies Into the city, have their weekly pay checks cashed and spend the remainder of the day shopping and attending the movies. Unless the banks are open for .heir convenience, it means house- wives will do the bulk of their shop- ping on week-days in stores near their homes, Irving said He asserted that "metropolitan banks favor Saturday closings be- cause they transact little business and have difficulty In getting female employes to .work a half-day Irvintr irged the association to make its at- ?.u known to the legislators. Although the association refrained rom taking immediate action, in- dividual sentiment indicated the majority of the members were op- wsed to the idea of Saturday clos- nant ,B.oy ScQuts and their parents and friends filled Columbus Center auditorium -Thursday night to take part in a public Court of Honor, the first district-wide cele- bration of Boy Scout Week Uniforms of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Air Scoute, Sea Scouts and filled the num with color as the youngsters vigorously applauded the forward by Farrier near the close of the meeting, lists the following points: 1. The city of Philadelphia will agree to stay any annexation pro- ceedings for the life of the agree- ill B n o. 2. The city will continue to pay all county, school and township Township land ln Tinlcum 3. The Delaware County Com- miss oners will give the city per- mission to police the area .4. The county and township commissioners will co-operate with the city in making southwest Air- bcsfc 5. The city of Philadelphia in win will co-operate with Delaware County authorities in the whole matter. Farrier's proposal climaxed a lengthy and occasionally bitter meeting, in which Tinicum residents and county officials attacked the Plans and put London Britain pussed the crisis point in her fuel battle today and appeared able to pull through he'P American coal offered by President Trmmin. A Foreign Ottlcc spokesmnn called Mr Truman's offer a "most helpful and generous but. wa.s un- nble to express an official latitude ns ,to whether BriUJn woiiW take advantage of the oiler. Slowly rlslnir U'mperatures and a gradual speedup In the now of con I to the electric power plants helped tue shivering country's fight to miiin- stock serviccs represented a vic- tory for township residents and the committee headed by County Com- L. Conner, who chaired Thursday night's meeting. Two of the major objections of this committee, the loss of taxes to the county and township, and the lack of consultation of township resi- dents. were overcome in the corn- promise proposal. The four members of the commit- tee Appointed Thursday will draw up the proposal in letter form and mail copies to all Tinicum residents After a suitable lapse of time a mass Turn to Page 2, Number 4 Distrct Penn Program opened with music ass "SCOU'S M Building for the World the time he on the Program was Tunes film- "Behind the This was followed by n- er guesLslnd toe speaker the evening, Walter v McLauBhhn, director of police train-- district nT McLaugh or entitled his GEORGE CARNEY LEAVES SUN SHIP AFTER 30 YEARS George D. Carney, pioneer" Sun Shipbuilder, retires Saturday after more than 30 years with the local company, He has sold his home on East Nineteenth street, and will go to his larm on the eastern shore of Mary- land. Probably tons of coal were on the move by ship, train und truck. Railways snowbound for days were ru-ppcnud. Thirty thousand coal cars stn led in Yorkshire were expected to begin moving 300.000 tons of conl southward from that area todnv ns rosc to 32 above. Oilicials refused Immediate com- ment on Mr. Tnimnn's oiler of American conl. Prime Minister Clement Attlee's emergency "general stall was considering it Observers saw four main rea- sons why the government probably would decline Mr. Truman's oiler with thanks: 1. The drastic fuel savins plan was working. A tola! of tons of coal has been saved in the power plants during the last three days 2. Coal shipped from the United States could not arrive until the greatest need was finished. 3. The most urgent problem was not production of coal, but n. trans- portation tlcup caused by extreme winter weather which hat! virtually halted shipments from the mines to the power plants. 4. American coal presumably would cost dollars, of which Britain is seriously short. The Air Ministry forecast cold weather for several more days Temperatures climbed into Die thir- ties today, and a drizzling rain was anticipated in place of the cloKElnt; snow. b b Power stations In the worst af- flicted areas had built up seven to nine days' reserve supplies. 'At least a 14-day suppjy was regarded as a safe minimum. Railways from Yorkshire were ex- pected to be back to n normal 000-ton daily coal shipping sched- ule by Saturday. Conl ships reach- ing London from northeast England were being unloaded and sent back in a record average of 10 hours More than were uncm- by the forced Industrial shut- rise of Tues- Last City Edition FAIR Chester Area: Fair and a. Wile warmer today and tonight. Satur- day increasing cloudiness ana mild. PRICE, THREE CENTS Truman Loses In Fight On Budget day. Electric power restrictions for good shops, restaurants and drui? stores were relaxed today. The big Lyons Restaurant chain announced it would be able to serve lunch to- day, cancelling; yesterday's shut- down announcement Th6re was a definite break in the sniprnent bottleneck yesterday The p( t i tn 4 I n_ _i in -__ J situation still was officially do- (Intcrhationnl) CALLS REDS IN UNIONS MENACE TO DEMOCRACY Turn to 1'ugc 2. Number 10 and talk He de- Phases of recent Scout -Pre-war. when am v i- was concerned, was to combat juvenile delinquency; dur- r- ing the war, and the part Scouts and the Present- aid in prevention and pun- ishment of crime this has worked In district for some time, told the Association warned the business men that there is "verv eal danger of a sales tax being en- State finance its public improvement pro- jram. reluct- using this method to rake dditional funds, but not rule numerous anecdotes about his work with the FBI, several of them persons- scribed how useful Boy Scouts also de- be Picking up clues, by such methods as combing a woods or large r fh.' one i'ear be- the first ship was launched at the new Sun yard, in Chester George Carney joined, the company if office set up In rket Square. He wa.s on the staff of the Engine Drawing Room Since 1926, he has been Superin- tendent of engineering in the yard On Nov. 13, 1946, he received his 30- year service pin from John G Pew president of Sun Ship Born in Wenonah, N. jr., Mr Car- ney attended public schools in Wcst- ncta, N. j. Later he studied engi- Institute. His shipbuilding career started as an apprentice machinist at New York Ship, in Camden. He later became Chester's Birth Rate For Year Sets Record the New VrM-b- oui iiT------...... wllc xorfc Ship, then went with Harlan Turn to Page 2, Number 9 an t out' -Today's News Summary- How It Looks To Us BT THE EDITORS woef t. a kidnapping on West coast where Scouts played the ?nmre Part the solution or The speaker pointed out the portunities in the FBI for anyone fingerprinting, labora- Phase of crime v. ,j, men like himself are holding a line of defense against the outbreak of crime, but the IBI need of "Placements Mclaughlin expressed the hope tuo many of the bovs nrpspnf at scout meeting would ?n the help to fill the FBI's ranks leaders at the meeting In- John Lane. co-chairman of rorle Raymond H Diament Pardon, reader, but at this time We can't resist the urge to rhyme There's news from Tinicum and Ridley Park, Tucker s tax column will make you start. Comics, panels, Springfield school notes tdson on labor, a cartoon on Chester scouts will rule our city Pictures of brides and they're all pretty Britain's crisis is still news And Bob Finucane airs his views The Politics column is on page four In Washington, Lilienthal holds the floor DeMilIe speaks on the closed shop _Asi French industry grinds to a stop. The birth rate's up, the weather's fine Dear reader, Be Our Valentine. Council a treasurer of the William Penn commHtee; Edwin M. Bush district executive; Ronald C head In the dis-' Brush, chairman of Newsome, William Penn chairman, and Rioharrf activiUes chalman Paul GEORGK D. CARNEY The city's birth rate soared to rec- ord heights in 1946 when 1968 babies were born. This was revealed today by Mrs Mary Aikin. of 409 BJckley place' who serves as registrar of vital sta- tistics for the Commonwealth in this area. Her records disclose that last years figures surpass by a comfort- able margin the previous high mark established In 1943 when 1903 births were reported and climaxes a trend that started during the war Conversely, while the birth rate in recent years has increased, the citys mortality figures have dinned slightly. In contrast to last year's greatest number of births, there were 709 deaths. This wa.s a sharp decline from 1945 when 869 deaths occurred Last year also marked the first lablc drop ln dcaths in that year 743 persons suc- cumbed and the index gradually rose A clean Indication of how births until the peak was reached in 1945 have moved upward since pre-war days is gleaned from a perusal of Mrs. Aikin's records. In 1939, when the war was In Its infancy and business had hardly felt the Impact of the war boom there were only 1094. This number spurted forward in succeeding years until 1943 it took a precipHoas drop in 1944 when 1713 birth were and ic slumn co 1945 with a mere 1645 new ton w. Story, vice-president of long-struck Allis-Chalmers, told Congress toclny that, "fifth column" union leaders are seeking to advance Communism under the mantle of trade unionism and nre the menace" to democracy. Story urged new labor legislation to weed out Communist leadership from unions. He submitted to the Senate Labor Committee n. 10-polnt program of legislation. He would 'outlaw industry-wide bargaining; amend the Wagner La- bor Relations Act to make both em- ployer and employe liable to unfair labor charges; outlaw picket lines nnd "compulsory union- ism, and provide for supervised se- cret strike ballots and government, guarantee of democratic administra- tion of unions. Story, whose company has been beset by strikes by the United Auto- mobile Workers (CIO) since last April, .snid, however, he did not favor denial of union membership to Com- munists. In that approach, he lies the destruction of democracy. Instead, lie said, Congress should use the "weed killer" technique of eliminating Communistic union lead- ers "without harming the turf of ocnstrucUvc, democratic unionism There were these other labor legis- lation developments: Hollywood Cecil B. DcMllIe told the Senate Committee that abolition of the closed shop would free workers from He supported a bill by Sen. Joseph H Ban, R., Minn., which would out- law the closed shop. DcMillo, refusal to pay a union assessment in cost him nis job as a radio showman, said tne closed shop was "monoppli.stic 2. Senate Republicans seemed to be aiming at passing .some modified BELIEVE ONLY VANDENBERG CAN SAVE LILIENTHAL IViishieijrtoii fun-Only strong back ny: by Senate President Arthur H. Vamlcnbci'g can save David E Llllenthal'.s appointment to head the Atomic Energy Commission, Sen- ate -sources beiievecl today With three of the Senate RcnubH- nulKwi aainst hi him, Mi H, Ulicntrml's friends nnd foes alike predicted that Vandenbcrg's future cLsfv stn'B8lc dc- form of legislation to renew the government's power to seize strike- bound plants. Sen. Robert A. Tuft R., O. chairman of the Senate labor committee, proposed an emergency measure to allow the government to seize Industries when The Issue promised to bring Presi- dent; .Truman his first showdown will the new Republican Senate majority. Mr. Truman reaffirmed his support of LlllenthaJ in the strongest terms yesterday when he rejected Republican demands to wHhdrnw the appointment Bill Senate circles believed the President's backing could not turn the trick without the powerful sup- port of Vandenbcrg. The Michigan Senator Is hlRh In GOP councils and Turn Co rapt 2, Number 7 Washington The Congressional Budget Com- mittee today overwhelmingly rejectee} a proposal which would have precluded any cut in the Army and Navy budget. The motion was made by Rep. Dingcll (R) Mich. His proposal would have reversed the decision of the 20-member sub-committee. This group recommended that President Truman's esti- mate for .the Army be cut one billion, 500 million dollars and that the Navy budget be slashed 750 million dollars. The decision of the 102-man budget committee to reject Uingell's "no reduction" move was disclosed by Sen. Brew- ster (R) Maine. He told re- porters "only about seven men" voted to let the Presi- dent's recommendation for the armed services stand. The committee planned to vote at 2 p. m. on a compro- mise proposal by Sen. Gurney (R) S. D., to limit the budget cut to four billion, 150 million dollars. nnnr ut would be one b Ihon, 850 million dollars less hC S'S P'011 dollar cut aU leady Hgrecd to by a 20-man sub- UlG budget Ourncy told newsmen that his proposed cut envisaged mimnnaHnnCd of all -but 400 rpri M dollInrs..Jn Proposed spending reductions to the Army and Navy had proposed cuts m tlie armed services should be limited to 200 million do" lars each for the Army and Navv miTtC Lcadcr Barklcy (D) Ky., Indicated he expected the Republicans to "railroad" the budget cut through Barklcy said lie expected that de- bate would be cut off this afternoon In short order and a final vote ments M'Ulkin and The Kentucky Democrat said the Republican leadership had given no response to demands for a break- budget cut a compromise He stated that as measure he would support the Gur- ncy proposal to reduce the budcet by four billion, 150 million dollars including a. "token dollars, reduction of 200 million dollars each for the armed forces. Barklcy disclosed, that the Dlngell amendment, which was soundly de- feated, would hnvc insured no reduc- Uon In the budget for the armed forces and the Veterans Admlnlstra- Tiirn to Pajte 2, Number 5 France Suffers Heavy Blow As Workers Go on Strike Pars paralyzing blow was struck against Prance today by workers who abandoned their jobs to hold protest demonstrations de- manding higher wages. The strikes, 'believed largely in- spired by Communists, were prin- cipally against Pri-mler Paul Rnm- ndler'.s "hold the line" policy on wages. The premier's first thought Is to reduce prices instead of raising wages. j a strike threatens the national welfare As for Allis-Chalftrs- labor troubles Story charged the primary cause r-ommuniRtlc leadcr.shlp local 248 of the UAW-CIO. The local was organised in 1037 at the com- pany s West AlIIs plant at Milwati- Turn (o f'acc 2, Number 6 Protest meetings to be held throughout this afternoon will demand wage Increases In face of the government's insistence that prices cannot be held down If wanes go up. b The stoppage wlir hold all Paris subways and buses for one hour and close government offices for hour. one throu8h the multitude rs. Miss Aikin's noted one departure from the maternity tradi- tion Whereas in previous years most fhcamc the sumrner months, thwarted predictions by having most of Its babies born in September, October. November and December t anel of Americans' Presents Brotherhood Demonstration In the senior units. Ah- Squadron 371 of Bethany took first Scout priw Troop I of Up- ChureS- second pnze, to Chester Troop 22 of church. In the Cub B the prize went Pack 3oO