Chester Times (Newspaper) - April 4, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania
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74 PERISH, 3 SA VED. AS U. S. AKRON CRASHES A T SEA OFF BARNEGA T, N. J.; HIT B Y BOL T
PRIDE OF AIR FORCES DASHED TO DOOM
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Largest Air Cruiser Struck in Storm Along the New Jersey Coast, Carrying Most of Queen of the Skies’ Complement of Men to Ocean Surface and to Death—Left Lakehurst Station Last Night Passed Over Chester at 8 O’Llock— Some Wreckage Sighted
German Tanker Rescues Survivors and Scores of Other Craft Rush to Scene—Huge Death Toll Includes Rear Admiral Moffetty Chief of the Naval Air Forces — Executive Officer Reports Giant Ship Caught Fire- Coast Guards Sent Lifeboats
NEW YORK, April A—(INS)—A toll of 74 lives, the greatest casualty list in the long history of rigid airship tragedies, today appeared written across the sky in the crash of the lh S. Naval dirigible Akron into the sea off Barnegat Eight, on the New Jersey coast,
While more than a hundred vessels and planes of the Navy and Coast Guard hopelessly continued their search for survivors, tho (’oast Guard destroyer d ucker brought the only three living rescued members of the airship’s crew into New York harbor.
They alone carried the story of the mighty airship’s losing battle with the lightning and a terrific wind-lashed storm which tossed the ship like an eggshell anti finally flung it stern-first to crash upon the sea.
In a series of messages from the German tanker Phoebus, which picked up the four living air sailors, one of them dying later; in the pieces of description told their rescuers by the rescued ones; from the story of a fisherman eye-witness who saw the grim antics of the stricken dirigible—what happened in the horror of lightning, blackness and whirlpool air currents above the clouds can be told.
Cruising: serenely and smoothly
through a summer-like night sky, the out-of-season thunder and lightning storm struck the airship with little warning.
The crew members not on duty were in their bunks.
When the first, streak of lightning
Following is a list of major dirigible disasters since 1920:
August 25, 1921—ZR-2, largest built,
shot across the Akron’s bow. all hands recently purchased by U. S. govern-were called to their emergency posts. mcnt exploded in midair over Hull, The ship headed for land to avoid ’ 1
the air currents .suddenly born into England, killing 64. life over the water. I February 21. 1922—-Roma struck
Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, high tension wire at Norfolk, Va . fell chief of the Naval Bureau of Aero- to ground, and exploded, killing 34 nautics, one of several high-ranking December 21, 1923—French diri-
naval officers riding as passengers, gible Dixmude fell into sea off Silician was aboard. Others were Commander H. B. Cecil. Commander F.
coast. Crew of 52 lost.
September 3, 1925—Shenandoah,
T. Berry and Col, A. F. Masury, of caught in storm near Cambridge, O., the ordnance re.vrvo, u S Army, all crashed with loss of 14 lives
passengers on Hie last trip of America's air queen
May, 1928- Italia, carrying General Umberto Nobile and party, crashed on
The crew and officers, to the last flight to North Pole. Nobile and man, were proud to show their disci- most of crew rescued, but six men
pline and coolness before such distinguished array of superiors.
never accounted for.
October ft. 1930- R-101 crashed near
The storm came up shortly after Beauvais, France, on flight to India; midnight. Despite attempts to get 48 killed.
above it by dropping ballast, the gale caught the airship in its titanic grip and threw it off an even keel.
With its many engines pulsing furiously the Akron fought to head for the land and possible safety.
BREWERY OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR RI SH
Chester beer drinkers, who have
The gale again roared satanically. been bcmoani (he fact lhat thf,
Lightning. I ,, u .,
Chester brewery will be unable to
Fog closed around
produce its quota of the amber cheer
The finely adjusted instruments of m time for "Brew Year's Day,” can
navigation were useless.
rest assured that their wants will be
Lightning. The flash surrounded cared for by the local plant.
the ship like the fog
Officials of the Chester Brewing
% The storm took over the encircle- Company this morning ^ated that
merit. they will be prepared, on Friday, to
The ship seemed in the middle of deliver all orders sent to the local
the turmoil of wind and rain and brewery, whether in case lots or in
They will receive their supply
Uj) and down. Down and up. Hie from another brewery the plant
rudder control seemed helpless. Lightning. lake a powerhouse. The ship was darting down by the
operates upstate. A fleet of trucks will leave the upstate brewery at midnight Thursday and arrive here in
stern. Going down. Every man calm time to make early morning deliveries, —at his pa^t. Down like a mighty according* to a display advertisement rounded arrow on another page.
With a terriflc impact, the great
mashed into the LIBBY HOLMAN ANI)
giant of the skies sea.
The airship was virtually demolished when it struck.
Many were flung into the water.
Those in the control car were thoun , ,
witjl the others. Some of the latter uelphia I.ytng-in Hosp; a. which
The luxurious room at the Phila-
for manv weeks shielded Libby Hol-
The dirigible sprang into flames. man Reynolds and her tiny infant
after striking. Perhaps it was the lightning or the gasoline.
As the discovery of the wreckage 15 miles off Barnegat Light spurred the rescue flotilla of warships, coastguard vessels and planes to new efforts in their search tor survivors, an emergency hospital was set up at Barnegat City N. J., with doctors, nurses. and an ambulance from the naval air station at Lakehurst waiting.
Radio messages from the craft pro-
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ADMIRAL DIES IN
List of Officers
TV VSH!NGT ON, April 4— |N\ —Officers aboard Hip J s. s. Akron and their home addresses were:
Commander F. (’. McCord, Washington.
I ieutenant C ommander ll. V. Wiley, New London, Conn.
Lieutenant Commander IL E. Mat I chan, Westerly, I! I Lieutenant It. F. C toss. Jr.. Elizabeth. N. J.
I,ieutenant IL >1. West! oat, .McArthur, Ohio,
Lieutenant ll J. Dugan, 4 atons-ville. Md
Lieutenant C Island. N. V Lieutenant New T orii C ity Lieutenant Malone, V V.
Lieutenant Cl town. Mass.
Chief 'la* hinist Cf C , Walsh, 349 Huron avenue, Renova. Pa.
’. F. Miller. Staten Morgan Redfield, W ilfred Bushnell, C. T. ( Middling, C*. ( a I na n, W a ter-
AKRON OFFICER TELLS HOW SHIP ‘BROKE* IN FALL
I iciiM oui. Wilc'N IK'scribcs
How Giant Began Descend in Storm
RI AR ADM IR VI-W ILI I AM V. MOI I I I T
Ever since 1921. Admiral Moffett had been naval aeronautics chief.
Finished his training, as an Annapolis middy, in 1890.
Served under Dewey at the cap!me of Manila, in 1898. and commanded the scout cruiser Chester, namesake of this city, at the taking of Vera Cruz, in 1914. Got tho Congressional Medal of Honor lor the latter piece of work.
During the World War, 1914-1918. he was commandant of the Great Lakes training station, at Chicago.
JINX PURSUED AKRON AT START
Sabotage Plot, Stern Damage, Killing of Sailors ( loud Record
son was empty today, but the whereabouts of the former Broadway songstress and her offspring were shrouded in complete mystery.
Although Libby and her son left the hospital Saturday, so secretly that not even her physician. Dr. Norris VV. Vaux, was informed, the departure was not revealed until yesterday afternoon. Hospital attaches said Libby intimated she was going neither to a large estate which she 1 leased recently near Wilmington, Del., nor to the home of her parents in Cincinnati.
NEB. BANK ROBBED
OF $27.ttl3 (’ VSH
FAIRBURY, Neb. April 4 UP 8.x bandits with machine guns robbed the First National Bank of $27 613 today. abducted two women who were later released, and shot their way to freedom.
Keith Sexton, bank clerk, was shot five times when the bandits forced • him to serve as a shield as they left the bank. He was reported near death.
(HIU, DRINKS COISON FOLLOWING QUARREL
Becoming despondent following a quarrel with tv i bo;, friend, .ast li ght, Helen Kenec, 18, of 123 Hates j street, went to her bedroom and drank j th '• contents cf a vial of poison in a suicide attempt.
The young woman was found writhing in pain by relatives who took her to the Chester Hospital, where she responded to medical treatment. She , was later taken home.
NEW YORK, April 4 — * UP)—1The Naval dirigible Akron, largest air vehicle ever sent aloft by man, was beset by misfortune throughout its brief career.
Even before its christening by Mrs Herbert Hoover on Aug. 8. 1931. a ! sabotage plot was discovered by Department of Justice agents.
Commissioning of the ship resulted in a Congressional dispute over its , airworthiness; it was found almost ll ! tons overweight but accepted when it was decided there were "no defects.”
Soon after it was put in use at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, when a Congressional Committee traveled from Washington for a ride and inspection, a gust of wind ripped part of the stern away and necessitated major repairs.
The Akron traveled to Hie Pacific Coast to join in Pacific Fleet mancau-vers. At the Camp Kearney, Calif , base, two members of the ground crew were swept aloft during the landing and killed, while a ihird was rescued only after two hours of dangling at the end of a rope.
These were the major mishaps written into the log of a craft that for size, speed, maneuverability, and 1 complexity represented the utmost in the design of lighter-than-air craft.
The giant, spidery, steel structure of the Akron was still incomplete it was designated only as ZRS-4 when the sabotage plot was charged. Paul F. Ka:.say. former Austrian Naval officer, one of the workers, was arrested in Akron and chaigrd with attempting to weaken the structure.
Kassay confessed, they said, that he intended the Akron should "never ; take the air.”
His plan, according to the confession, was to omit rivets and braces
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ROOSEN ELT GRIEVES OVER AKRON S LOSS
WASHINGTON. April 4 INS- -President Roosevelt today conceded the lows of the dirigible Akron and her crew, and in a brief statement characterized it as a national disaster.
Tile statement follow' :
■ The loss of the Akron with its crew of gallant officers and men is a national disaster. I grieve with the nation. and especially with Ha wives1 and families of the men who were last:
"Ships can be replaced, but the na- j Hon can ill afford to lose such men as Rear Admiral William A Moffett and his shipmates who died with him upholding to the end the finest traditions of the United States navy.”
LIGHT MVG I III (VI 'I
Lightning striking the city fire alarm system during Hie storm last evening, was the cause of the two whistle blasts and the rounding of the tower bells and gongs in the fire ’attorn throughout the city, shortly after 9 o'clock. The firs* "tap came In at 9 05 and the fa cond at 9 12.
Regained Altitude Alter Dropping Ballast; Saved Are at Brooklyn
NKW YORK, April 4 GNS) A dramatic first-person story which j told how the ill-fated Akron had j dodged us terrible doom for four hours before the ship finally crashed in flames into the Atlantic, was rr-; lated today by I ieutenant Commander H V. Wiley, one of the three sur-j vi\ ors.
Commander Wiley told his story alma rd the coast guard vessel Tucker I: was flashed by radio to the U. 8. S Portland and intercepted by the con. ! guard cutter Champlain, moored at Staten Island.
'Sighted thunderstorm about 30 miles south of Philadelphia about two zero hour five (8,43) and proceeded on cast, and northeast course.” said ! Wiley's report. "Light night, mostly to south, ground obscured by fog. Ship in good s’ntic condition. Approximately (?) 5.000 pounds. Heat heavy in vicinity of Jersey shore at IO I o'clock.
"Surrounded by lightning at night Night atmosphere not very turbulent I Ran east. course until about 23:00 G1 o'clock) then crossed to west at 24:00 (midnight'. Sighted land on ground and changed to 130 degrees. Ship began to descend rapidly from firing altitude, 16.000 feet. Dropped ballast.
"About 003 (12 03 a. rn ) ship began to descend rapidly from firing a It I -j tilde 1600 feet, dropped ballast forward and regained altitude. Three minutes later, seemed to be in center I of storm. Ship began to shift about violently. Called all hands Ship commenced to descend. Stern inclined downward, Dropped ballan. Ruddei Control carried away. Descent continued to water. Ship demolished : upon impact.
"In lightning flash, saw many nvn swimming. Wreckage drifted rapidly] away. Discipline in control car perfect.”
WILEY MI T E ON ARRIV XL
BROOKLYN NAVAL YARDS. April 4 -(UP) A sturdy, grey-haired man who stood on the bridge of the dirigible Akron as she rocketed out of a stormy sky to destruction j on the waves, came into this port today with two comrades who went
through that death plunge and lived , — and one who died.
He is Lieut. Commander H. V
Wiley and the chart of disaster in
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ILL-FATED AIRSHIP PASSED OVER ( ATY
The ill-fated U S. Dirigible Akron was last seen by Chester residents as it sailed over this rity shortly after 8 p rn. yesterday. The Akron was sighted twice yesterday afternoon as it cruised in an airline above the Delaware River.
Last night, the hum of the propellers attracted the attention of scores of persons who saw th'* outline of the big gas bag silhouetted against the sky. Shortly afterwards, a storm broke and many concluded the big vessel was speeding toward Lakehurst to escape the fury of the > storm.
.Above i* shown the Akron as she loft the hangar it I ikchiuM, N I , 7 ut p. rn., ye.Imlay tor a (raining
flight to New England. Her trip was short-lived, a heavy Atlanta storm sending her crashing down to the ocean surface.
LAS! MINUTE NEI S
I IM) HODA OF AKRON OFFICER
lite hod) "f I ieutenant Commander ll. E. Met lellttn was picked tip front the spa thirty miles off Atlantic City', it was announced at I p. rn. this afternoon In I eague Island Navy Yard officials
recovered In Hie Coast Guard Patrol Boat No .’It ii iuy in latitude 39 degrees 26 minutes north; longitude 73 18 minutes west.
In telephone from the Coast Guard alation
T he body w hi Ic dog re
AN nrd wa received at Cape May, J.
ST. dirigible w bile on the crew I rn nes.
I HI NCU DIRIGIBLE ( R ASHES
NAZAIRE. CHANCE, April I (IP) The French naval
L-9 crashed and was destroyed at the village of Guermande trial flight from the Rochefort Naval Rase today. Two of of twelve were injured. The dirigible was valued at i,OOO,OOO
Rear Admiral, Los! on Akron, Worked 12 Years to Build the Service
WARMINGTON. April 4 GJP) Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, who tv aa aboard the Akron when it crashed ut, sea last night, has been working 12 years to build up the naval .air service and th*1 Akron war his pride and joy.
Moffett has been chief of the Naval Bureau of Aeronautics since ll was organized in 1921 The gray-haired, plain-spoken admiral opened an office then in the rear of the Navy build-] ing. where he could watch airplanes from the windows, and stalled a r ampaign to make the U. S. Navy air force second to none.
He was especially enthusiastic about dirigibles. He conceived Hie program which gave the navy Hies Akron and the newly - completed Macon.
The Akron was like a member of Hie family to Hu* admiral. When business did not keep him here Moffett wen' to Lakehurst where he 1 could see and, perhaps, make a flight in the huge ship.
He was gratified, especially, at the success in storing airplanes v .thin the interior of the .hip, and nude many flights to and irom the Akron while It was in midair.
Yesterday he changed abruptly Rom his custom and drove by automobile to Lakehurst instead of using
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l ieutenant C ommander \\ V. Wiley, former commander of the nuvv dirigible Los Angeles, is shown with ins son, Gordon, at a window of the I.os Angeles. 4 ommander Wiley and two enlisted men an'a ar *o he the only survivor of the Akron disaster, Ile arrived Iii Brooklyn at noon.
ORDERS DROOK OF AKRON LOSS
C hairman of House Naval Committee Ads; May End Airship Building
WASHINGTON, April 4 GNS) Investigation of the Akron tragedy was ordered today by Hep. Vinson (Db, of Georgia, chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee. Ile said:
"The Navy Department will Immediately order a court of inquiry and the House Naval Affairs Committee will hold an investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the accident ”
Shocked bv the Akron tragedy, members of Congress were almost a unit today in demanding an exhaust Ive investlgutton Coupled with the insistence upon a most . weeping investigation was appan oily a grow ing doubt in congressional minds about the value of such lighter-than-air craft as the Akron and the Shenandoah, which cracked up over Ohio eight years ago, with loss of life.
Rep M< CJintic (I)' of Oklahoma, said today it was doubtful lf construction of another dirigible would be attempted,
"It is nearly impossible for men lo handle such a tremendous airship with the enormous lifting power they possess,” ' n Id McClintle, "I doubt if Congress will ever again authorize such a cog ly experiment. Of course. I deeply regret the tragedy which i cost the lives of no many fine men.” Rep. Fernandez G)i of Louisianna,
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(TI KST KH MAN FLEW WITH COMM. WILEY
Char Ie: H Long, editor and pub-> fisher of the Chester Times, this morning followed closely every detail of the Akron disaster.
lf - was particularly interested In Hie pm >a- of Lieutenant Commander IL V. Wiley, Hie only officer to lie uved in the air horror On November, 1930, Mr Ding was th*- guest of Commander Wfi* ■
I aboard tile Las Angeles, on a flight from Lakehurst to Philadelphia and to New Yolk and down Hie Atlantic Coast to Barnegat Light, Hun back j to Lakehurst.
"Commander Wiley was a very able officer and navigator,” .said Mr Long this mornmg. "I was particularly impressed with his ability to handle the bg’, Lop Angeles which later woo dwarfed in size bv the new Akron I rejoice that he was sa vet course, I deeply regret the loss of life among the trail and officers of the Akron. of Admiral Monett, one world's leading aeronautical is a terrible blow to the Stales.”
TURNER ECONOMY BILL DEFEATED BY HOUSE, 103-99
Fops AH ack Measure in I.ontr Debate; County Man Defends Ii
The Measure May Be R c* \ i s p (I to M e e t
HARRISBURG, April 1 By a vote of Hit to 99 the House ut Representatives defeated the Administration Code of Representative Ellwood J i Turner, Delaware, bt. might, following I 'Turner, Delaware, hist-night, following I forty minutes.
Party lines wire broken, as some administration members voted for the lull The Democrats split, hut, enough voted against the bill to make its defeat certain.
The vote at first was 10! to IDI, those for and against the bill being deadlocked Paving lh* war for reconsideration, howeve: Representa
tive Witkin and Sowers, both of Philadelphia. changed their votes from aye” to "nay” before the official count was completed,
Tile Republican organization considered Hie bill the keystone of Its economy program. Ii will probably be amended to meet objections and an effort will be made to revive it aud place it on the calendar.
Representative Turn r and Representative Joseph G. Hteodle. Allegheny, spoke for the bill. defending its economies, placed by its .sponsors at, upward of $10,000,000 for the biennium, while Represent at ives Andrews. Cambria; Kane, Allegheny, and
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LIGHTNING STRIKES (JAS TANK AT HOOK
A flash of lightning which struck one of the gas tanks al a plant of the Bun 4 )i I Company in Marcus Hook, but which in no wise damaged the plant, last, night brought four Arc companies and more than 200 residents out of their home* in a heavy i it iii to the riverfront section of the borough, where they soon dispersed after learning th*- cause of the pyrotechnic display The stack, which is said bv officials of the plan) to carry off a wild gas for which the company has been unable as yet to find a use, was set off following a bolt of lightning about 9,30 o'clock and in an instant the sky was brilliantly illuminated.
Almost as quickly, someone in the neighborhood sounded a fire alarm to which the Marcus Hook. Viscose, Linwood and Friendship fire complin ion responded As the firemen went to the plant, redden is in the locality who had not retired for the night hurried to the river front. Upon the arrival of the firemen, plant bosses of the night shift explained the origin of tin* fire and assured them that the plaid wa * in no danger After that the crowd dispersed and the excitement subsided.
ELWYN MOTORIST NAMED DEFENDANT
PA. HOUSE PASSES BEER LICENSING BILL, 156 TO 22
Rushed Through Chamber and Sent to Senate; Changes It) Be Made
liars Would Be Forbidden;
W ine Served in View of Public
HARRISBURG, Pa. April 4—CUP)
The Conner-Sowera court licensing system for beer and wine control pa: rd Che Ho* of Use Pennsylvania Legislature today by (he surprising vote of 156 to 22,
A kist-minute agreement between the Philadelphia organisation and the Democrats rid the bill to tile Sena?® on a promise amendments would b# ; made there.
The Senate referred the bill to it* finance committee. The highly disk'd it n are wav bandied in routing fashion ami aroused no comment.
The committee headed by Sen. John J. McClure, regular Republican stal-wan from Delaware county, is ex-p< ted to make manv changes to th# bill
What the amendments will tie wa* not determiner! and several members failed to t rid out what changes wet® contemplated.
The bi:: will be changed in th® Semi e to inert any objection,' Hous® uu ntbei mm have We want to rush it through before April 7," said Rep. I Clinton Sowers, Philadelphia.
Reps. I- it, gel ald, of Fi le, and An-ch' v of Can.bi :a quickly asked "whore objections'’ would be met.
"Your objection ." replied Sowers and no further question' were asked.
The Cornin • Sowers plan, which Govrrnoi Pmehot said he will veto in its pre-('lit form, provides that county courts i ne wholesale and retail limn m I' and that, the State collect a
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(‘LOUDY WEATHER; RAIN IS FO REC’AST
Cloudy .skies are predicted in Fast* ern Penns Iv.ana, New Jersey, Delft-wan' and Maryland. There will b®
inci a. in;j cloudiness tomorrow, fol-j Ioa <i by ram in the afternoon or at
T he bn In t temperature here yestonia', was (iii degrees at 4 45 p, rn., and Hie lowest was 50, at 7 n. m. rho average of >8 was IL degree*
■ ibm normal for the date and two tk mw :, above tho average April 3 last your. Maximum temperature for the .date I 76, ( tabllshed in 1892, and ; minimum 27. in 1894.
Sunrise today was af 5 40 a rn., and sunset will lye at 6 28 p. rn , Eastern Standard Time.
HITS STORE FRONT
When Joseph Bing, ot Chester pike, Glenolden, attempted to bring an automobile to a stop at a traffic light at the intel cc! ion of Oak lane and Chester pike, Glenolden, about ll o'clock la ■ night, the vehicle skidded on the slippery highway, jumped a curb, end plunging through a plate Kin . window badly damaged the brick rn a yon ar, work under the window in th* Iron' of a drug store operated by Humphrey Lloyd, on the northeast .corner of the two highways.
Bing, a mail earner connected with the Glenolden post office, was driving west on th*' highway and when h® neared the intersection the traffic light turned red. In order to avoid pa sing through it. lie applied the braki . eau mig Hie car to swerve to the building The machine was slightly damaged, but Bing escaped unhurt.
MA) MARKI I PLANS
At a regular meeting of the Chester Hospital Alumni Association tonight plans will be discus,cd for th® annual May Market. The officers of the association are. Miss Anna Strain, pre. idem. Miss Anne Mills, secretary and Mr . Thomas Pi Fennell, treasurer.
Suit hic bern filed at Media by Mrs. Caroline T Shoff, of Drexel Park, to collet f compensation for the death of her husband. Frederick CL Shoff. who wa the victim of an automobile amid* lh on February 2 The suit. filed by Attorney William J asks damages from of Rlwyn. whose ear. ran down Mr. Shoff . attempting to cross Hie pike at Shadeland avenue,
ed by tee, Jr R IMI aimed.
MaiC I )udl«
as he wa Baltimore on the boundary between Lansdowne and Clifton Heights
Bail in Hie sum of $5(K) Wits set by Jtidg* John M Broomall to insure the defendant s presence at th'* trial of the case.
I S, TRI AM It Y BAI, ANC I
WA.' HI NG ton
The T reasury ne I was $487,330 5 that day were $ receipts for April
, April 4
, balance ii ’3 15 Ex pc
676 950 04 I were $711
P -April tares atom 9.71.
AS THE AKRON, WORLD’S LARGEST DIRIGIBLE, AWAITED DEDICATION
Morris Mailman tells us Ute cheapest looking thing at a bargain sal® I is a man carrying hts wife s bundles.
Market tip is to look out for a bad s of capping machines, • -gallon crocks, funnels and small : rubber hose.
Two fellow s arrested In Upper Darby for running an uninspected auto left their false molars as serum'/ until Hiev could raise the fine. Putting teeth in the law, so to speak.
A Reading factory reports endless
demands for pretzels. And our guess is that most of those ordering 'em want endless pretzels.
Aviation expert says trips to I nope \..i the .vratosphere will be rn ade in 6 hours in the near future. Her* st ping tire prices will be on a
much lower level.
Ifs pretty altar time for th® Japanese cherry blossoms to appear at Washington, but most Democrat* e i enc there these days looking
for a plum.
Superintendent of Police Heaven-port objects to asking criminal su*-pects foolish questions. Objection sustained!
I he W eather
WASHINGTON, \pril 4—Weather
force ast— I astern Pennsylvania: l air tnniGit and Wednesday, \\ armer \5 r (tuesday.
Western Pennsylvania — lair tonight Wednesdav increasing cloudi-nr*s and warmer, followed bv shower® Wednesday night.
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7 a, m 48 Noon ........ Ad
8 if rn.......48 IP rn. ...... 54
9 a. rn.......4) 2 p. rn. ...... 55
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