Chester Times, April 3, 1951

Chester Times

April 03, 1951

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - April 3, 1951, Chester, Pennsylvania Another inleretitinr article In her Search for a New appears on 11 V 75TH 22927 CoversDelaware County First CLOUDY AND COOL Chester area Mostly cloudy cool afternoon Partly cloudy and continued cool toulght Wednesday and 22 PAGES 31847 Local Represen ta fives position to State Income Tax By JACK B THOMPSON Times Legislative Correspondent Countys five members of the general assembly on Monday announced their flat opposition to Gov John S Fines state income tax of onehalf of Rep Louis A Bloom of the Chester district Reps James N Robertson Media Robert J Cfendening Upper Darby andWilliam C Leonard Yeadon all of the county district declared that they will not vote for the state income tax bill now moving through the house toward third reading and final vote on Wednesday Seven Routed In Blaze on Parker Street Seven persons were routed from their beds shortly before midnight Monday when a fire broke out in thehome pf Norman Henry 56 1024 Parker st Three persons were driven from Henrys home and four from the house nextdoor Including a three weekold boy The fire which started in the kitchen and spread to the second floor was extinguished by booster lines manned by Moyamensing Hanley and Franklin firemen Awakened by Smoke Wesley Aument 52 Henrys brotherinlaw was awakened by the smoke and he aroused Henry and Henrys sister Mrs Nellie Tyler 65 While Mrs Tyler called for the fire men Henry and Aument wentafter the blaze with buckets of water In the adjoining house Crawford CHammondand his wife Beatrice grabbed up daughter Dora 2 and Harry three weeks and fled from the danger The fire is believed to have started In a trash can in the kitchen U S Treasury Balance Washington INS Treasury balance for March 161 45729 Internal revenue Customs receipts Receipts Expenditures Will Stand Pat State Sen G Robert Watkins the countys only member of the upper house declared that he will stand pat against the state income tax bill if and when it reaches the senate Watkins has stated that he will not vote for any wage tax regardless of whether the nonresi denttax is eliminated a prospect that seemed remote this week It would be a poor bargain to vote for a wage tax on all residents ot Delaware county in order to get rid of a local wage tax levied on some of the residents Watkins said Open the door to a state in come taxof onehalf of 1 this session and at succeeding sessions there would be the temptation to increase the rate to then and higher he added Membersof the delegation from Delaware County have introduced bills in the house and senate calling for repeal of the Philadelphia wage tax on nonresidents They have campaigned for election time and again on antiwage tax planks House Might Accept Members of the house indicated that they might accept Governor j i CHESTER PA TUESDAY APRIL 3 1951 Hint Politics In Drexelbrook Tax Issue Names of Dick McCiure and Pepper In Testimony The names of Sammy Dick an Upper Darby politi cal leader John J McCiure and Clarence T Pepper coun ty controller were brought into the Drexelbrook case in Media on Monday by FredP Meagher one of the Drexel brook owners Meagher said he was told to see those men when he failed to have a boosted assessment on Drexelbrook reduced from for 1950 to the agreed figure of Meagher and Dinlei G Kellythe other owner are appealing to the court for the reduction The first hearing was held March 17 Reeder Affair Mentioned Meagher further charged that he failed to have the assessment re duced because Fred Duke a county commissioner said he Meagher should have kept your big mouth shut about the Bill Reeder affair William Reeder was township en gineer in Upper Darby until he was fired by the township commissioners at the end of 1949 It was at that time Meagher said he went to see Duke about Reeder and Duke told Meagher to see Sammy Dick and Pepper Testifies Seeing Duke Again Then early in February 1950 Meagher testified he again went to see Duke acompanied by his part Pines state income tax proposal ifjner Kelly to see about a postcard the Sterling act were amended to notifyinS them that Drexelbrook wipe out the Philadelphia Wage Tax on nonresidents This is levied un der the Sterling act But Governor Pine in his tax message told thegeneral assembly that it should give authority to local municipalities to continue their wage taxes along with the state in come tax There are 230 other muni cipalities in addition to Philadel phia now levying wage taxes Governor Pine and nis legislative leaders were having a rough time lining up the 105 votes needed to pass the income tax bill In the house The 87 Democrats are ex Turn to Page 2 Number 2 VSImmaturity inHandling Power Stressed by Pickett McKmney president of the organization presided O1UDtlouseAIfrcd He expressed the opinion that to an increasing degree Oriental peo ples are becoming conscious of in equities based upon color in the United States Missing GI Now Reported A Prisoner A former Chester youth reported missing in action in Korea three months ago is a prisoner of the Chinese Reds according to a Peip ing radio broadcast The GI Is Pfc Robert J Kil patrick 21 husband of Mrs Nancy Kilpatrick and son of Mr and Mrs Robert Kilpatrick of Miami Fla The Kilpatrick family moved to the Florida resort city three years PFC ROBERT KILPATRICK Reported Imprisoned Sensitive to Stories The respectable press in India he said is most sensitive to stories regarding color coming out of Amer ica Passage therefore of fair employ ment practices legislation Assuring minority groups of equality of op portunity in obtainingemployment of which they are capable is essen tial Pickett said Minority groups he continued assessment had been raised from to Both Kelly and Meagher told the court that as soon as we entered Dukes office Duke said to Meagher you had a right to keep your mouth shut about the Bill Reeder affair Your big mouth got you into trouble and your taxes have been increased and theres nothing I can do about it Meagher quoted Duke as saying How has the Reeder affair Any thing to do about taxes Meagher said he asked Duke It has Meagher quoted Dijke asreplying Turn to Page 9 Column 5 Happe Waives 11 Hearing Bail Is Continued Joseph H Happe 41yearold Glenolden banker charged with em bezzlement of Interboro Bank Trust Co funds on Monday waived a hearing before U S Commissioner Henry P Carr in Philadelphia The case will go directly to a fed eral grand jury barring unforeseen developments according to Theo dore Smithers the bankers attor ney Smithers took the action in a threeminute session atnoon in the Federal Building 9th and Chestnut streets Happe was present but said nothing The bail in which the banker is free was continued Audit Incomplete At the original hearing March 2 U S Attorney Edward Kaliick asked T Paly Leased Wire Reports or United Press International News Service INS and Acme Telephoto PRICE FIVE CENTSC GOP Leaders Drive For Hard Troops Congress Control U S Forces Surge Across 38th Parallel In Strength By EARNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo S forces surged across the 38th Paral lel in strength for the first time today in a defiant chal lenge to more than a halfmil lion Reds massing for a spring counteroffensive Strong contingentsof an American division swept across the prewar frontier on a 10mile front in Western Ko rea above Seoul Chinese rear guards screening the commu nist buildup farther north put up only slight resistance At the sarnetime the South Korean Capital Division on the east Allied di vision across the extended its bridgehead in the communist homeland to more than 15 miles MacArthur at Front Gen Douglas MacArthur visited the South Koreans on his 15th fly visit to the Korean front and Jeeped 15 miles north of the par allel to within 500 yards of their northernmost positions On his return to Tokyo the su preme United Nations commander reported tactical conditions favor x Harkins Picked As Collingdale Police Chief In a busy session that lasted until I am today ColliHgdale Borough Council iu rapid succession Named a police chiefgranted several build ing permits for dwellings and in dustries rejected bidsfor laying of sewers and appointed provisionally a patrolman to the police force Sgt Patrick Harkins who has been a the police force for about five years was elected as bor ough police chief upon the recom mendation of the police civil serv ice commission His salary was set at per year He was sworn in as chief by Burgess Samuel Neville and began his duties at once Appoint Matiison The commission also recommend ed the appointment of James E Mattison 34 of 65 MacDade blvd as patrolman He is married and has one child The job pays S2900 a year Opposition to a permanent ap pointment was voiced by Council man Joseph Dorsey who said that civil service laws were not being Turn to Page 9 Column 4 speaks for or she must not speak for its group oTnyirt Of two building and loan associa of treatment he tions with which Happe was asso alone We must so develop the demo ciated Smithers said after Mon days brief action that the audit still js incomplete cratic processes so that thevl seem TT to have real value to them saw wide Pickett search after his disappearance Feb Citizens of Pennsylvania know WmseIf p to the FBI that fair employment practices lee 5 he had been a islation is humanly important in amnesia the kind of a world that we Urges Passage of Bill Milo Manley representing the Philadelphia fair employment prac tices commission created by an ord inance of that citys city council Happe assistant treasurer of the Interboro bank and amember of the board of directors is charged with embezzling S110825 from the firm Investigation to date shows an ap parent shortage in the Essington urged organizations represented at Building and Loan Association which tne meeting to establish face to may reach and possibly sevral face contacts with legislators in hundred dollars in the Glenolden campaigning for passage of House Building and Loan Association Turn to Fayc 2 Number 5 PATRICK HARKINS Named Police Chief Rotary District Honors Media Club The Media Rotary Club was one of four clubs given awards Monday at the annuai conference of the 265th District Rotary International Kilpatricks formerly lived in Atlantic City The awards given on the basis ofattendance records fr the ast year also went to Jcnkintown Lower Perkiomen and vernBerwyn Henry V Scheircr Allentown was nominated as district governor at 1206 W 12th st here Attended Chester High Pfc Kilpatrick a former Chester High School student was reported Df3 Hc had becn ing with tl 3d Infantry Division heard nothing until the Department of Defense rv yed by telegram recently a message sent by the Chinese Red radio and picked up in Tokyo The attributed to Bob succeeding Joceph s Ncidig Quak ertown schpirer will be elected at a Rotary Internationals co cntion message was Kilpatrick The GIs father is a former Sun Ship employe His mother the former Louise Wilkin Younk Kil patrick reenlisted in September 1950 after having completed one enlistment in Atlantic City May 2731 H V Churchill first vicepresi dent of RI addressing the confer ence said the Kefauver committee findings are more an indictment of the American people thar of crim inals Churchill urged Rotarians to lead in a moral uplift drive In stead of leaving the Job to Wash ington LAST MINUTE NEWS Hawaii Alaska Bills Reported Out Washington The senate interior committee SCnate to g vc s aiehood to Hawaii jyid Alaska The vole on Hawaii statehood was nine to four and on Alaska seven to Says Truman Must Ignore Action Henrv Cabot Lodge R Mass said today President Truman must ignore the senates id for control of U S troop commitSs to 1118 must bc donc in hc interest Temporary Stabilization Board v iwf sources predicted to this week will name a special t 3S a replacement for the laborboycotted wage stabilization board These 1S neded to deal with AS TANKTIPPED U S patrols continued to jab above Koreas 38th Parallel north of Uijongbu latest reports indicated that half a million Reds were massing for the anticipated spring drive Of these 300000 are Chinese commu nist troops Simon Bar ere Dies During Concert New York Russian pianist Simon Barere collapsed and died Monday night while play ing before 2400 persons in a con cert at Carnegie Hall where he made his American debut in 1936 In theaudience were his wife Helene and son Boris The Philadelphia Orchestra had started the concert with the sibe lius symphony No 7 The next number was played by concerto in A minor Half way through the first movement the audience saw the 55yearold Barere slowly bow over the keys of the piano until his head stuck the keyboard Then in slow motion he rolled off the stool and fell to the stage The orchestra not realizing any thing was wrong continued to play a few bars Many of the men and women rose gasping in the audience Conductor Eugene prmandy sud denly realizing what had occurred called into the audience for a doc tor and one hurried to the stage After a brief examination the physician beckoned and members of the orchestra carried the pianist off stage The wife and son hur ried to his side The police administered oxygen for about half an hour before an ambulance surgeon said Barere was dead Assistant Medical ex aminer John Fuery said the death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage able along the entire 140mile Ko rean front the Our troops stil maintain initiative he said Enemy weak nesses in the air on the sea and in the lack of artillery and heavy weapons for the ground are being rigidly exploited by our comman ders Our strategy remains unchanged and is based on maneuver not po sitional warfare His remarks indicated that the 3th Army would not be content to dig in and wait for the expected Red v spring offensive but would strike boldly into communist North Korea in an attempt to keep the enemy off balance Only a few hours earlier he had reported in his morning commu nique that the Chinese and Korean Reds wee gathering 63 divisions their greatest potential force of the war for an attack on but outnumbered United Nations forces Final Red Attempt It might prove the final commu nist attempt to throw the United Nations out of Korea North Ko rean premier and supreme commu nist commander Kim U Sung was reported by the Chinese communist Turn to Page 2 Number 3 Surplus Sale Tankers Took Oil to Reds KEA Telephoto IKES Vice Admiral Andre Georges Lemon nier has been appointed by Gen Dwight D Eisenhower as his top assistant on all naval prob lems concerning the defense of Europe senate for a goahead today to take over an inquiry into a former congress mans profitable sale of surplus gov Further Cut Forecast in Tax Demand House Experts Say HST Will be Lucky To Get Billion By REX CHANEY Washington UP Con gressional tax writers said to day President Truman will be lucky if he gets as much as of the 10000 000000 he is now asking in higher taxes Mr Trumans latest tax rec ommendations were submit ted to the house ways and means comrnittee Monday by Treasury Secretary John W Snyder Rep Daniel A N Y Senate Action Limits Ike to Six Divisions Republicans Want Law Substituted For Proposals By L STEEJLE Worried senate administration whistled up confidence today chat they would stop a Hepub ican drive to give congress hard and fast control of the troopsforEurope program Flushed with Mondays vie tory GOP leaders were aiming however to sendthetroops resolutions back to committee with orders that a hard be substituted for present pro posals With a bipartisan coalition in control the senate went on record in a 49 to 43 vote with a demand troop contributions to Gen eminent tankers which later turned GOP member of the up carryingoil to Red China andcommittee told newsmen he thought that we will do well if we raise as much as SeesOnly Billion Rep Burr Harrison D Va in view of the unex i 3 Russia Col Arthur G Syran head of the Economic Cooperation Administra tions transportation division dis closed that two of the five tankers involved in the deal took oil from Constanta Romania to ShanghalP60 y flscal of the and the Russian port of Vladivostok i f at present he doubted tnat congress would vote more than more taxes One administration stalwart who five j asked not to be identified by name said he thought or Turn to Page 2 Number 1 in 1949 Profit Turn to Page 2 Number 4 that Dwight D Eisenhowers Atlantic Pact army be limited to four more divisions unless congressional ap proval first is obtained Two divis ions already are in Europe McFarland Confident Battered administration forces faced with possible further defeats withdrew regrouped and put off un til today a showdown on the troops issue Senate Democratic Leader Ernest W McFarland Ariz was confident the senate would reject a GOP move to send the resolutions back to com mittee The senate stand on limiting troop commitments was made on ari amendment by Sen John J Mc Clellan D Ark The senate first rejected the McCIellan amendment then reversed itself and accepted it The McClelland amendment ex presses sense of thesenate that the president get congressional approval before morethanfour ad ditional ground divisions are putIn Eisenhowers army It was srfebuff one of the few on foreign policy in recent years for President Truman who claims that he can send the troops congress willingor not Sen Robert A Taft R ex couldnt see why administration leaders were upset Taft said the amended version merely states in plain language what the adminlstrai tion claimed the original amend ment meant Russia Has 400 Heavy Bombers 117T i Washington draft age from man Carl Vinson of the house armed services committee said today Russia has more than 400 heavy bombers and soon will have enough atomic bombs to attack our cities from coast to coast The Georgia Democrat said the world situation is precarious and T Vtoson t vmson said the only answer to Rus sia is military strength He urged the house to approve a bill lowering Feasterville Slayers Lose Court Appeal Area Colleges To Give Tests On Deferment Delaware County area colleges will give the aptitude test for college students seeking draft deferments Participating in the program will be Pennsylvania Military Coltege Haverford College Swarthmore Col lege and Villanova College Also Drexel Institute of Technology La Salle College St Josephs College Temple University and University of Pennsylvania Draft Director Lewis B Hershey has sent all draft boards the com plete procedure for taking the col lege tests College students were advised to get in touch with their local boards immediately and ob tain Selective Service Forms 106 and 107 onecent postcards attached to each other The student can indicate the date on which he would like to take the Harry Zietz 21 Monday The third trctAro oc T condemned man Harold Foster 26 did not file a petition Gov John S Fine had set the 19 to and setting up for use later a system of universal military training The senate already has approved a somewhat similar measure In a speech prepared for the open ing of house debate on the bill Vin son warned It is common knowledge that Russia has over 400 mighty bombers capable of attacking our By United Press The State Supreme Court re fused today to hear appeals of two youthful slayers scheduled to die in theelectric chair at 1230 a m Wednesday for a Feasterville Pa tavern slaying The condemned men and a companion originally were sched uled to be electrocuted at Rock view Penitentiary Monday morn ing but were granted a 48hour reprieve when their attorneys an nounced appeals would be made for reargument of then cases The appeals had been filed on behalf of David Darcy 25 and May June 6 or June and the place After the form is filled out the registrant must mail it to the Selective Service examining section The test which will be in the form of multiple choice questions is aimed at providing for the defer ment of enough promising college students to give the nation all the trained scientists technicians and professional men it needs Todays Chuckle The Premier of Finland re cently declared that speeches in parliament were getting too iong and he suggested in order to shorten them that members stand on one leg while speaking new execution date for Wednes day morning pending todays su preme court action The appeals were denied in a per curiam order meaning that the full court acted on them a special poll by tele phone in this The court is not scheduled to sit here until next Monday but the poll of the justices was made be cause of the time element in volved The three Philadelphia youths were slated to die in the electric chair at BelJefonte Pa early Monday But 41 minutes before the scheduled executions Gov Fine telephoned the reprieve to the warden of the prison Seattle to Washington from Chicago to San Francisco Every house member knows that the atom bomb is in the hands of the Soviet Union and being pro duced hi daily increasing numbers We know thatin a short space of time Russia will have a sufficient stockpile of atomic bombs as to be capable of initiating a terrible aerial attack on pur cities and homes whenever she wishes to do so Published estimates of Russias atomic bomb stockpile none of them authoritative have run from five to 50 Estimates of the Amer ican stockpile also unofficial run from 500 to 1000 bombs Vinson addressed his warnings to a House badly split on the draft and UMT bill many of them considered the bills backers were being drayn by the dozen The bill came four days general debate starting today Voting starts next week The biggest fight is expected on the bills UMT section Many members want to knock it out en tirely and vote only to draft going and maybe broaden it somewhat Others want to splic draft and UMT into separate sec tions and to vote on each separ ately but deny any intent to kill UMT 7 Prisoners Attack Guards In Phila Break for Freedom By United Press Seven dangerous prisoners made a break for freedom in a city hall elevator in Philadelphia today and attacked their guards and the ele vator operator before being subdued The men including an accused slayer and six burglary suspects being taken to a seventh cell room to await start of their trials when one of the prisoners in the crowded elevator suddenly grabbed the operator Albert Frank lin and began choking him The elevator stopped between the sixth and seventh floors Others grabbed for the guns of three guards riding with them and a wild fight broke out in the con fined quarters A guard fired a shot into the ceil ing to attract help Officers were rushed to the seventh floor elevator entrance but they were unable to help the outnumbered guards in the elevator Finally the guards succeeded in cowing the prisoners and getting The suspects had been brought to city hall in a van from Holmesbur County Prison Among them were six men to be tried together on charges of a series of about 20 hold ups and armed robberies Several also are accused of aggravated as sault and battery In Todays Amusements 17 Pcplcr Bedtime Story 13 Radio Chestergratns 15 Riesel Comics Cross Puzzle Deaths Horoscope 8 15 fl 18 In Service 5 17 Sports W 17 2 19 Television ti Files the elevator going again It was Marriage Lie 8 Tucker almost a half hour before the elel Movie Clock 17 Womeng vator reached the seventh floor and the prisoners were taken into cus IS 9 6 Patterns S Pearson a Day ;