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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - August 15, 1930, Bristol, Pennsylvania Little giants the classified advertisements of the Independent have tremendous pulling Power. Read them and profit our aim try to be helpful to every Good cause to Deal fairly by everybody to keep our columns clean to be constructive. Lith year no. 7. Entered As second class matter at Post office at Bristol a. Bristol pa., Friday August 15, 1930. 8 pages�?56 columns five cents a copy. Bureau of statistics reports increase in 1929 of $2,275,000 in value of products one third of county a output is hosiery and textiles one third of the value of All the Industrial products of Bucks county in 1929 was represented by the output of textiles and textile products which had a value of $17,537,100. Silk stockings alone were manufactured to the value of $5,079,900 and menus clothing to the value of $4,012,100. The 1929 value of the county a Industrial products showed an increase of approximately $2,275,000 Over that of 1928, according to a report of the Bureau of statistics of the department of internal affairs made Public this week. There were 227 Industrial plants in the county last year representing 72 different kinds of Industry. The plants were operated by 102 individuals 27 partnerships and 98 corporations and gave employment to 9.818 wage workers including 8,7 76 americans White 184 americans coloured and 8 58 foreigners. Wage workers included 6,053 males and 3,765 females wages amounting male wage workers 900 while female who were paid to $10,644,700. Received $7,777,-wage employees were paid $2,866,800. In addition to wage workers Iii the county Industry employed 1,02 6 salaried workers who were paid $2,580,600 in 1929. Wage and salaried employees combined totalled 10,84 4 last year and wages and salaries amounted to $13,2 25,300. In 1928 there were 9,449 wage workers and 867 salaried workers a total of 10,316 persons. Wages in 1928 amounted to $10,154,200 ant salaries reached $2,147,600, a total payroll for that year of $12,301,800. Capital invested in Industry in 1929 was $50,188,600 As compared with $25,861,600 in 3928. Textiles and textile products led the other Industrial classes in Bucks county in 1929 with a value of $17,537,100, silk hosiery alone being Worth $5,679,900 and menus clothing being Worth $4,012,100. Metals and Metal products As a class stood second with a value of $6,977,700 and products of mines and quarries were Worth $5,975,100. Other Industrial classes had these values chemicals and Allied products $ 1,801,600 food and Kindred products $1,503,300 leather and rubber goods $4,293,700 lumber and its remanufacture $583,200 paper and printing industries $3,376,600 tobacco and its products $2,183,500 and miscellaneous $1,525,100. Some quantities produced in Bucks county last year included 35,378 tons of manufactured ice 6,565 Gallons of ice Cream 27,998 barrels of flour 17,500 pounds of confectionery 51,22 4 Gallons of vinegar 30,2 76 pairs of shoes 2,768,809 Cigar boxes 99,290 doze i pairs of gloves other than leather 601,888 dozen pairs of silk hosiery 81,193 dozen shirts 33,970,001s pounds of smelted and refined Zinc 4.651,229 tons of Sand and 56,267,-000 cigars. Will Rogers in new film at grand monday Canoe and outboard championships to be fought for on the Delaware in regatta tomorrow and sunday everything is in readiness for the seventh National Canoe championship races of the m. S. C. R. A., and the Delaware River outboard championships and speedboat races to be held tomorrow and sunday off the Anchor yacht club. The two Day regatta is being put on by the Young menus association and the Anchor yacht club. The Canoe championships will Start on saturday at 1.30 p. Iii. And Many Well known paddlers from throughout the East will participate. On sunday at 3.30 p. Rn., the outboard championships and speedboat races will be the main events. Many South Jersey and Delaware River outboard Drivers will Pilot their boats Over the live mile course. All outboard races will be run Iii two heats. Speedboat races will Start at scratch race Down River for five minutes turn to port and come Back to the starting line. Many plaques medals and other prizes Are offered for these events. Some of the speedboats entered Are a Peggy owned by Thropp a xray operated by Davidson a a Osprey run by Burrell a miss behave a owned by Ted Megargee and the a Arctic Tern a driven by a. D. Pugh. Local swimming and Canvas Canoe events will to run saturday afternoon. Prizes Are on display and the committee in charge of the local events is headed by Marvin Mceuen. Entries May be made before the races. The Young menus association and Hie Anchor yacht club Homes have been attractively decorated with flags Ami a gala time will be had. Over 1,000 racers and guests will be guests of the two clubs Over the week end. The v. M. A. Will House their men guests in their clubhouse and in Odd Fellows Hall while the women visitors will be accommodated at the american legion Home. The Canoe races will be run Over a Liaf mile Straightway course and Middle states Canoe racing association rules will govern the events. The outboards and speedboats will be governed by the american Power boat association rules. That body will also furnish the officials. The United states coast guard patrol from Cape May n. J., will patrol the course. Parking space for automobiles has been arranged for by the clubs and signs w ill be placed showing the visitors the Way to the Anchor yacht club grounds. All Little details have been taken care of by the numerous committees appointed by Charles a. Tellyer chairman of regatta arrangements. Both clubs have gone to much trouble and have worked hard to make the regatta a Success and now All they need is a Good break from the weather Man. A round about town casualties in the canal. The last week Lias been a Tough one on some of the regular bathers in the canal. On saturday a Well known resident of the fourth wan lost his false Teeth while cavorting in the drink near the lock House lie offered a Reward for the recovery of the lost Masticatory but As yet they Are still missing. On sunday a gentleman an Eye some years ago and worn a Glass one brushed orb out of its socket when the water off his face after diving near Irwin a Coal elevator. Friends and neighbors Dove and sought diligently Lor the Eye but did not find it. As if to make up for these losses of artificial members another fourth Ward resident while diving near the forge Bridge on sunday brought up an artificial leg. However the artificial leg does no to help the Man who lost his Teeth to Chew any better and it certainly does no to take the place of a Glass Eye. Would not have built it so but we would i Ike it better if there were not quite such a Grade. In Winter it will to necessary to have sandboxes and men to keep the surface Safe tor driving. Who lost has since the Glass he wiped the de Lynn has a fire. De Lynn As he left station yesterday morning Ever pres it pipe got into and drove along. The odor ing rubber hot Brake bands police lit ills his ear of Bornean Over Bucks county now no. 25. Completion of the census of Pennsylvania reveals that Bucks county has moved up two places in the list of counties. We Are now 25th in Point of population having supplanted Lycoming and Clearfield counties. Clearfield county which had 103,236 inhabitants in 1920, has dropped to 86.711 in 1930. Lycoming which topped Bucks in 1920 by about 700, now Bas 3200 fewer inhabitants than Bucks. The shift of these two counties causes our Advance. Ten years from now Bucks will pass some More counties for this area is growing and will continue to grow. Will Rogers in a so this is London a the Balking picture version of the popular stage play by George m. Cohan will be the attraction monday and tuesday nights at the grand theatre. Rogers has made a distinct hit in this picture. The comedy will be a a tight squeeze and Fox movie tone news will be shown. A a not damaged a a movie tone Romance will be shown for the last time tonight. The comedy is a lost and foundered a and spotlight review also is an attraction. Saturday afternoon and evening a melodrama of the sea is booked there also will be four acts of vaudeville and an Aesop fables film a foolish next wednesdays attraction will be a musical Romance a one mad kiss a featuring Many songs and dances. The stars in this picture Are All of Spanish extraction and the scene is Laid in a latin country. Next thursday and Friday will bring a women everywhere melodramatic musical picture. Secretary Keim. Bristol and Vicinity Are somewhat interested in the selection of George Debenneville Keim of Edgewater Park n. J., for Secretary of the Republican National committee for or. Keim is president of the Burlington Bristol Bridge company and makes his Home not tar from us. Although Only 45 years old or. Keim is a retired banker a member of the port of new York authority and prominent in Many activities. Heated engine or something like that came to his nostrils. He looked about him hut saw nothing wrong. Wisps of smoke came from somewhere in the car and just As he turned from Walnut into Radcliffe he thought a Bee with an extra Long stinger had hit him. Then he discovered that b s left sleeve was afire. Evidently a spark from his a Braccy had fallen into the sleeve and ignited the lining. De stopped the ear and extinguished the Blaze without calling the consolidated department. The loss was limited to the Price of the coat. A rotary club meets a at boy scout Camp Bristol rotary club went to the Bucks county boy scout Camp Camp Buccos yesterday afternoon where the club had a meeting a dinner and a Jolly Good time. Quite a number of Bristol boys Are in Camp at Buccos and they got a kick out of the stunts the rot Rinns put on. Simple things. A i like to read the a round about town column a the wife of one of our clergymen remarked to us. A it treats so Many simple things in such an interesting manner that they seem almost we thanked the lady heartily and were glad that she found pleasure and interest in the jottings we make from week to week. After All the things that interest most of us Are the simple Ordinary everyday occurrences and happenings. We laugh at the unexpected remark of a child some seemingly unusual action by a pet cat some unimportant incident in the Days work. More people read the jokes and cartoons in the newspapers than go through the reports of affairs in Harrisburg and Washington. We have tried to keep this column free from the Complex the highbrow and the critical things of life and to make it reflect the simple but usually most interesting doings and saying of people and creatures whom we meet As we go a round about town. We almost hate Mem. We were brought up to be kind to animals to tip our hat to ladies and he gentlemanly to our elders and to understand that everything on Earth is the Handiwork of the creator and serves a definite purpose which must be Good or it would not exist. We admit it All believe it All but once in a while we Are tempted to entertain a mental reservation. We feel one toward japanese beetles mosquitoes and flies but especially toward japanese beetles. We were really almost enraged at them lately when we saw them ravaging the marvellously Beautiful wild Hibiscus in the marshes. What Flower is More gorgeous than the Hibiscus perhaps better known As the Marsh Mallow its White and Pink blooms with their deep purplish centers Are a Delight to the Eye or were before Hie despicable beetles came. Now As one drives or walks along the marshes and sees each Beautiful Flower being ruined by this miserable immigrant from the land of the rising Sun one wishes that some More effective Means of exterminating the pest might be found for their Sinish attacks upon this most Beautiful wild Flower admit of no mercy. Yet there must be some Good these bugs do. What can it be flies. As for flies we done to know what earthly use they have. We have a Good Friend who will not kill them. He does no to even kill mosquitoes just brushes them away when they annoy him. They have their use he says. And doubtless what lie says is True. But their principal use so far As we Are concerned seems to be to test our patience try our temper and enable us to prove to ourself that nine times out of ten the Fly is quicker than the Eye. Peh has i i Gilkeson announces he will support Hemphill on personal Liberty ticket objects to Pinchott a record Borough la huge electric locomotive first of Type to be built now being tested on runs Between Trenton and Philadelphia the most powerful electric locomotive that so far has been made is being used on test runs by the Pennsylvania Railroad Between Trenton and Philadelphia this machine the first of the Fleet that is being built for use Between new York aim Wilmington and ultimately Between new York and Washington develops 2120 horsepower at 56 Miles an Lour weighs 300,000 pounds is 52 feet Long and has two sets of driving wheels 7 2 inches in diameter. The new locomotives not Only Are the most powerful Ever made but they also Are the fastest and will make possible express train schedules much faster than any now established anywhere in the world. The locomotives were designed and built by the Railroad at the Altoona shops and their machinery was supplied by the Westinghouse electric and manufacturing company. A new Type of electric freight engine is to appear soon. The new locomotives will pull through express trains Between Philadelphia and new York and Between Philadelphia Baltimore and Washington engines being changed at the termination of the electrified Section. The line from Philadelphia to Trenton was completely electrified recently and electric service was introduced to Wilmington nearly two years ago. Work is being pushed to electrify the Section Between new York City and new Brunswick. Electrification of the Pennsylvania a Eastern lines will make it possible to operate passenger trains regularly at ninety Miles an hour and to Cut appreciably the schedules Between main cities. The new engines Are equipped with signals that reproduce in the cabs the positions of Wayside signals. This equipment is being introduced on steam locomotives also. The new Pennsylvania electrics will be standardized so that parts will be interchangeable. The electrification covered 800 Miles of line and 2,760 Miles of track including the Low Grade freight lines extending from the Eastern terminals to the Susquehanna Valley. It is the largest Railroad electrification Ever undertaken. Atty Franklin Gilkeson yesterday announced that he would support Hemphill on Tho personal Liberty party ballot for governor in the coming state election. Or. Gilkeson a life hmm Republican declares emphatically that in doing ibis he is not bolting the Republican party. A i will support every Republican candidate on the ticket except pin Chot a or. Gilkeson said. A Pinchot is not the nominee of a majority of the republicans in the state. Some 275,000 republicans voted for tile Bohlen Phillips ticket Iii the primary and they together with the republicans who voted for Francis Shunk Brown comprise the majority of the republicans in the state. Pinchot is a minority candidate and his record and policies Are such that i cannot sup Poi t him. A the has preempted a ticket for himself and will place on it candidates for Congress state representatives and senators if he cannot obtain the endorsement of the regularly nominated Republican candidates. This surely indicates to any fair minded Man that he intends to be governor by using any Means possible to secure the office even if he disrupts the Republican party. A the supreme court will hear arguments next tuesday on the legality of the perforated ballots that were used in Luzerne county. Of the court throws out the perforated ballots Brown becomes the nominee. If it rules that Hie ballots were Legal then Pinchot is the nominee. Pinchot is unwilling to abide by the supreme courts decision should in be against him so he preempts to ticket for himself. A if Brown is declared to be the nominee i shall be for Brown. A if Pinchot is permitted to retain the nomination i shall be for Hemphill. A emr. Hemphill is Well known throughout the slate As a lawyer. He comes of a Well known family. He Lias a Fine record in the Legal profession and also As a Soldier. He was an officer with the a. E. F. His Nome is in West Chester and he also has an office in Philadelphia. He Lias the ability to serve As governor and his qualifications Are so much better than those of Pinchot that i shall be delighted to support him Iii the event that the Luzerne county situation remains As at present. A Pinchot had his Chance eight years ago and his record is against him. Ile accomplished but Little for the state. He made a mess of the charitable institutions cutting their appropriations to such an extent that it was difficult for them to function properly and no financial Benefit was gained by the state. A the ruined the efficiency of the state police by ordering it to concentrate on enforcing the prohibition Law so that it did no to have time for much of anything else. A a Pinchott a advocacy of prohibition is evidence of his unfitness for the governorship for the volstead act is continued on Page four Council refers slate Highway department order cutting out signals on Pond Street to Borough solicitor safety of Public is menaced Montgomery Ward close local store saturday night Rev. Isadore Jenne. Rector of St. Ann s. Succumbs to obstruction of stomach Rev. Isadore Jenne Rector of St. Annas Church Here since 1916, died wednesday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital Trenton As a result of an obstruction of the stomach. Father mine was stricken tuesday afternoon and although everything possible was done to save his life the end came about 5.30 wednesday. Father Jenne was born in past Ina Italy Iii december is. He studied for Hie Priesthood and became a member of the older of the holy Trinity. He came to the United states in 1912, his first pastorate being in Asbury Park n. I rom there he w ent to Roseland n. J., coming to Bristol from that Community. His work in Bristol among his people was very Active and successful. He established a school Here for italian children Iii 3 920, the present building being erected in 1925. He also established a Convent of the order of the holy Trinity sisterhood Here. He was popular among his parishioners and among citizens in the Borough generally who were shocked and saddened by news of his death. The funeral arrangements had not been completed when the Independent went to press last night. It will be a climb. Looking at the spans for the new Bridge it seems to us there will be quite a climb for cars entering from this Side of the River. It is probably quite All Light or the engineers mrs. Sallie b. Kensil funeral services for mrs. Sallie b. Kensil will be held from the residence Ollie daughter mrs. Nellie k. Remine Grieb Avenue Edgely on saturday afternoon at 2 of clock. Burial will be made in North Cedar Hill cemetery Philadelphia. The deceased was claimed by death on monday after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband Samuel s. Kensil one daughter mrs. Remine one son w Illiam Kensil of Philadelphia. Knights of Columbus law7n fete has Many interesting attractions the Bristol knights of Columbus opened their Lawn fete last night on the property at Radcliffe and Mulberry streets. There was a Large attendance the knights having prodded Many Star attractions. The fete will continue tonight and to Morrow night. Band concerts Are Given nightly by the St. Francis Industrial school band Delia a orchestra furnishes music for open air dancing a bathing Beauty contest is being run off there Are Moonlight boat rides swimming races and other interesting attractions. Regular meeting of the w. C. T. U. Will be held tuesday evening at 8 of clock in the travel club Home on Cedar Street miss Anna Fisher of Pittsburgh and miss Loretta Rita lies of Long Island Are spending the remainder of the summer with or. And mrs. Edward Lynn of liter Street and family. Montgomery Ward amp company after a years experience with a Branch store in Bristol will close the store tomorrow night. Albert Heer who has been general manager of the local store and who has become very popular during his stay in Bristol will be Given charge of a larger store elsewhere. Other employees it is understood ill be transferred to other stores. Montgomery Ward accompany operates 550 stores. During the last year they have closed five so that the closing of their Bristol store is not entirely unprecedented. Nevertheless the closing of this store is a reflection upon the Community and must be regretted but every business Man Iii town. When the company opened its local store there was fear that a schedule of Low prices would create Competition that would be bad for the local merchants. The opposite proud to be the fact. Montgomery Ward was not a a a cheap store. It was stocked with High Grade goods Foi the most part and it was the first up to Date department Stor operated along strictly modern lines to be establish Here. Unfortunately the store began its operations at a time when local industries were Dull and since the opening there has been no marked improvement in business conditions other than the increased activity Ai the Keystone aircraft corporation Plant. The business depression that followed the collapse of the Stock Market last november has affected tile entire country and Montgomery Ward accompany like other Large concerns feels obliged to Cut out the least profitable stores. The one unpleasant fact in connection w Ith the closing of this store is the judgment of the company that even the completion of the burling ton Bristol Bridge next Spring and the improved Industrial conditions which Are looked for during the tall and Winter would not be sufficient to enable the local store to make Money. The company evidently decided that the habit of local people of buying in Philadelphia and Trenton was too deeply set to be overcome without sacrifice. From the viewpoint of the Independent the closing of this Fine store indicates a failure on the part of the Community rather than on the part of the store. Here is Bristol a Lew Miles from Philadelphia and Only 68 Miles from new York on the main line of the greatest Railroad in America with Tidewater and a 20-foot Channel now being dredged with a Large Supply of labor and Low Cost of rents surely an Ideal site for manufacturing. We have not Only the Sites but there Are several buildings that Are almost instantly available for manufacturing. That we have not attached desirable industries in addition to those which have come in the last few years is a reflection upon ourselves. If this Tow ii is to grow and Prosper if we Are to have the things tha Tother towns of similar size enjoy we must get More industries. Whatever May de the re Asta on for their not having come in the years gone by the selfish interests of the people As a whole require that a new policy of helpfulness be encouraged to the end that More factories giving employment to More people resulting in More building More merchandising More Prosperity for All of us May be Estan listed Here. It is up to our business leaders. Safe is robbed at Leibfreid lumber company a office thieves broke into the office of. The Leibfrid lumber company on Otter Street some time monday night forcing a window. The combination of the Safe was pried off and the Petty Cash taken. Nothing else was touched. Ernest Leibfreid discovered the robbery when he came to tile office in the morning and notified the police. Usually a watch dog stays in the office throughout the night but several Days ago the dog was taken to the Leibfreid Camp in the country. Whoever broke into the office is bleed to have known about the dog and the routine of the office. Bristol legionnaires. Going to convention in Harrisburg next week Robert w. Bracken Post Bugle corps will be one of the contestants for honors in the big Parade to be held Iii Harrisburg next week in connection with tile convention of the legion at the capital City next thursday Friday and saturday. The legion Bugle corps is a Snappy outfit and its friends expect it to come Back with the Bacon. Delegates to the convention Are commander Robert b. Downing and past commander Richard Vul. Fec i Tenbury. The alternates senior vice commander George w. Cloner and William s. Riley will also attend. Many individual members of the Post will be present also. The ladies auxiliaries will have their convention at the same time and the Bristol auxiliary will have several delegates present. A caucus of the 9th District delegates to the convention was held wednesday evening at Norristown. Are the children of Bristol to to sacrificed to the Speed Demon that a a very live question. The state Highway department by As idiotic an order As has Corno to local notice has directed that practically All of the traffic lights along the Highway and Pond Street be removed. This order ignores the fact that Pond Street traverses the most densely populated part of the Community where hundreds of children lie and play where there Are two i schools and w Here there is much Cross traffic. Of this order is not revoked it is almost certain that disastrous accidents will follow tor the lights have been ordered removed in order to a Speed up traffic through the Borough and with the additional Speed there will be additional danger. At the meeting of the Borough Council monday night the order from the Highway department was discussed and the matter was referred to the Borough solicitor. It was the opinion of the Council that every one of the lights was needed. They were put in to safeguard the Public and at Large expense. A rile state Highway department has acted under a Law enacted by the Assembly in 1929. If this Law is retroactive the Borough must submit. Or Lake action to prove that Lim order is against the Public interest. The Borough Council is not inclined to submit meekly in View of i the dangerous conditions which exist along Pond Street. The Only possible beneficiaries of the order Are the buses and trucks that Are operated Between new York and Philadelphia and which go Lushing through the streets at a Speed that is not Only dangerous but terrifying to Drivers of private cars. For a time the buses and trucks ought to avoid Pond Street by going through Mill and Radcliffe but the local authorities As they have a Light to do by la cloned Radcliffe Street to them. The Only a approved Light in the list made Public is that at a Pond and Mill doubtless the one at tin grand theatre. This is one of the most dangerous intersections in the metropolitan area since the approach to Mill Street is hidden by buildings to travellers on Hie Highway. Were this Light to be abolished there sure would be carnage at that Corner. In fact that Light should be kept in operation until at least i of clock in the morning instead of being shut off at la of clock at night. The list of lights ordered discontinued is As follows Pond and Walnut Pond and Dorrance Pond and Washington Pond and Lafayette Pond and Jefferson Avenue Bath and Otter streets. As there is no Light at Bath and Otter this is obviously an error in the department order. Bensalem High school opens sept. 4 walks and curb being Laid workmen Are Busy beautifying and improving the grounds about the new Bensalem High school in Cornwells Heights. The school will open for the fall term sept. 4th, by which time new Concrete walks and curbing will have been Laid. The contract for the work has been awarded to e. Dillwyn Aller of Hulmeville. Tile grounds will but graded and beautified before the opening. M. E. Church Bible class has picnic a very enjoyable picnic was held on tuesday at the Beautiful country Homo of or. And mrs. Francis Praul of Emilie those participating being members of the adult Bible class of the Bristol m. E. Church. Outdoor games were played and mrs. Eli Smith carried off the honors by capturing two prizes. At five of clock a sumptuous Slipper was served on the Lawn and each one did Justice to the Good things provided. Those present were mrs. Lottie Smith mrs. Ella Conway mrs. Francis Praul mrs. Worden and Niece mrs. Martha Mcguire the latter being a guest mrs. Doron Green mrs. Harry Arnold mrs. E. Keel mrs. A. Praul mrs. Ella Smith miss Hattie Randall mrs. Rebecca Winslow mrs. Stackhouse mrs Kila Roper and mrs Sarah Boatman. Evangelistic services to be held next week at Newportville Chuk evangelistic services will be hot All next week at the Newport Church in new porn Ille. Will Haw Kes evangelist of Philadelph j will be in charge of the services a Robert Fillmore w Ell known sing will Lead the singing. C. Burn White of Cornwells superintend of the sunday school and Gera Snell a student at West in i a Seminary who recently has h charge of the sunday services w assist in the meetings. Th1 new Portville Church is 1 Only protestant Church in the ext Sive territory about Newport Vii and it has an important duty meeting the spiritual needs of i people. Early in the year t Church came under the jurisdiction the presbytery of Philadelph North and was constituted a or by Tori an Mission. At the first cd Mullion held some months a i seven persons joined the Chur the sunday school under the Dir Hon of or. White is Well attend from 55 to 60 children and add being present each sunday. I Church services with or. Snell charge also have attracted the p ply but it is Felt that a much Grea work can he done. The Evangelis services will be held out of Doc or. Hawkes and or. Fillmore co Well recommended and it is lived their meetings will be great value to the Community a to the Church

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