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Chester Times (Newspaper) - April 11, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID ( HUT I.MION FOR I NV ELV K fONTMS, ENDING DECEMBER 31. 1932 20,328 FINAL EDITION ★ ★ ★ ★ With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH YEAR—NO. 17,564. SUNDAY SPORTS BILL IS PASSED BY SENATE, 27-22 Finally Lives People ( hance to Decide by Referenda on Ball (James Dally Lea^d Wire Reports of United Press and International Newts Service (INS* i UP) CHESTER, PA.. TC ESD AY, APRIL ll. IOTT BANKER HARRIMAN CARRIED INTO COURT FOR PLEA Now Up to Governor chot; .Modifies Blue of 1794 Pin- Law HARRISBURG. April ll—(INS) — Pennsylvania's Senate today voted finally to give the people of the state an opportunity to decide for themselves whether they want Sunday baseball and football. The decision now rests with Governor Gifford Pinchot. The Schwartz bill, permitting local referenda, swept over its final legislative hurdle when the Senate adopted the conference report on the measure. The vote was 27 for adoption and 22 against. There was no debate. The affirmative side gained one vote since the last roll call, Senator Bell, Fayette, joining the “ayes." The rest of the roll call was precisely the same as when the upper branch first passed the measure on March 21. On that date the House icfused to concur in amendments and the measure was thrown into a conference committee. The vote means that for the first time a Pennsylvania governor will be forced to pass upon legislation intended to modify the blue laws that were enacted in 1794. Whether Governor Pinchot will sign the bill is purely speculative. The most ardent liberals concede there is not a chance of overriding a possible veto. The Senate roll call today on the bill conference report follows: For adoption <27). Armstrong, Aron. J3aumer. Bell, Boyd, Buckman. Coyne, Einstein, Frazier, Harris, Harvey. Howell, Hun-sicker, Krause, Mansfield. McClure, Miller, Owlett, Quigley, Roberts Salus, Shapiro, Sordoni, Stauden-meier, Trainer , Woodward, Ziesen-heim. Against adoption f22>. Batchelor, Bennett, Brandt. Chap- . man, Clary. Ealy, Fay. Gelder. Graff, j Homsher, Landis, Norton. Parkinson. Pethick, Prince, Reed, Rice, Scott. Snyder, Jones, Thompson, Williamson. LOCAL CHURCHES CONTRIBUTE TO FUND Catholic churches in the Philadelphia archdiocese contributed $212.-591.66 to the seminary of St. Charles Borromeo, Overbrook, rn the annual collection recently taken, it was announced yesterday. The largest contribution was received from the parishioners of St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, whose amount was $17,192.50. In this county the largest contribution was collected at St. Alice's. Stonehurst. $1,189.84. St. Michael's led the city parishes with a total of $936.50, with the Immaculate Heart second for a total of $874.95. Other churches w’ere: St. Robert’s, $770.50; St. Cyril of Alexandria’s. East Lansdowne, $505; St. Gabriel’s Norwood, $447.50; St. Philomena's, Lansdowne, $400; St. Rose of Lima’s, Eddystone, $320; St. Thomas the Apostle's, Chester Heights, $300. WILEY CHANGES AKRON’S ( B ASH VIEWS AT PROBE Sees Shock to Ship Caused by Stern Hitting W ater. Not by Wind (Just Nom Version of Disaster Surprises .Many in Court at Lakehurst COURT ROOM. NAVAL AIR STATION, Lakehurst, N. J., April ll— A conflict of opinion regarding emergency action to save the Akron as the great dirigible was falling to her destruction was revealed before the Naval Court of Inquiry today. Lieutenant Commander H. V, Wiley testified that swiveling propellers were not used. Would it have been desirable0" asked Judge Advocate Ralph G Pennoyer. “Yes, if there was time,” Wiley tc-plird. “My impression was that no order was given to tilt the propellers," Wiley testified. “Do you lose dynamic lift in tilling the propeller?" “Yes, the propellers NAVAL BOARD PROBES AKRON DISASTER Member* of the Naval Board of Inquin investigating tire Akron disaster Lakehurst. \. J. I.ett to right—('aitiln Harry I Shoemaker, commandant ot \.»1e. ( al. I? ar \dmiral Henry V. Butler, commandant of the Washington Now quit* board: ( ommander Sydney IM. Kraus and Lieutenant Commander Ralph I voeate general. Behind them is a model of Hie Ill-fated Akron. ire seen here as thrv tile Naval V. s a io: 4 ani, and pc. sh Pennoyer, actin OMV at lied at iunrv- 'ut of Hie inns judge ari- IVIufTIed in blankets. Joseph \V. Harriman, former head of the closed Harriman National Bank A Trust Company, of New York, is carried into the Federal Building, in New York, where he pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with fills- entries totaling $1,713,225. Harriman is ill with heart disease. Mrs. Harriman is at the upper left. P.R.R. HEA!) BACKS ATTACK VICTIM COMPANY CHIEFS DIES OF WOUNDS Attcrbury Defends Officers Against Colwyn Man’s Bap at .Meeting made by L. P. N. Y, a stock-he heard wide-officials of the WALKER’S MARRIAGE ( HANGES REFUSED CANNES. France, April ll-) UP) — James J. Walker, New York’s former mayor, appeared at the Perfecture in Grasse today and sought to have the time for his marriage to Miss Betty Compton advanced to an earlier date. The wedding is scheduled for Thursday. There had been some questions as to whether it would be held because of Miss Compton's illness with influenza. Walker also tried to have the marriage performed privately at Miss Compton's villa instead of at the mayor s office. Both his requests were said to have been denied. It was explained that an old rule requires the marriage to be performed before a mayor wearing a red sash, and with the doors of the mayor's office open. Miss Compton was understood to be somewhat improved today. ( MESTER FRIENDS ANNOUNCE SPEAKER Benjamin F. Whitson, who has held 1 the position of president of the Friends’ Temperance Association, of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends for a number of years, and who is a generally acknowledged authority on the subject of temperance, will address the monthly meeting of the Chester Friends’ Association. to be held in the Friends’ Meeting House, Twenty-fourth and Chestnut streets, tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock. The topic of Mr. Whitson's address will be, “Temperance, Prohibition and Enforcement.’’ The meeting is open i to ^he general public and officials of Chester Friends’ Association have stated that they will appreciate as large an audience as possible, VOTES BIRTH CONTROL W INTHRO P, Mass , April 11- A resolution favoring birth control was adopted at the New England Methodist Episcopal Conference yesterday. Defending the officers of the Pennsylvania Railroad and praising them for their work in th,? past, Goo. W. W. Attcrbury, president, today refuted charges of a sensational nature made at a turbulent S7th annual meeting of the stockholders in Philadelphia. The charges were Hancock, of Buffalo, holder, who declared : spread rumors that Pennsylvania Railroad are connected with rackets or else are getting outside compensation." “So far as I know, no officer in this company is getting anything from anybody in the way of compensation from any outside source whatsoever," General Atterbury retorted. He explained that some officials of thz road hold positions in other concerns and are directors in various banks, but declared that was in "line with their general duties.” The officers were given an almost unanimous vote of confidence and thanks at the conclusion cf Attcrbury’s address. The annual report was adopted with only two dissenting votes, those of Hancock and John J. Welsh, of Colwyn, who attacked the salaries paid General Atterbury and other officials. Hancock, In a fiery address, declared further that the railroad had "unloaded a lot of corporate cats and dogs on the stockholders in the form of the Pmnroad Corporation.” Answering Hip charges, General Atterbury pointed out that the operation of the Pennsylvania during the past year demonstrated it was conducted more economically than the roads of any other competitor. While other railroads in the north and south failed to earn even their fixed charges, the president said. the Pennsylvania earned its fixed costs and paid a one per cent. dividend on the capital stock. General Atterbury declared the road never in its history had a more capable or conscientious group of officers. He told how the railroad was aiding the families of 50,000 of its unemployed workers and lauded the work of the women's aid organization. “It is difficult to say what the future holds for the Pennsylvania." he commented. A future course cannot be charted, he said, until President Roosevelt and Congress act on the railroad and motor true!; legislation now under consideration at Washington. Police Seek Assailants of Aaron Hunter, Chester Township Farmer Aaron E. Hunter, 65, Chester Township farmer, died in the Chester Hospital yesterday of stab wounds inflicted bv unknown assailants last Wednesday afternoon. His case had been hopeless from the time of his admission at the hospital, but he made a valiant fight for life. Hunter was the victim of two men foreigners, who were trespassing on his farm on the Concord road near Feltonville. A quarrel ensued when the farmer ordered the men off the property and in the tussle that followed, Hunter was stabbed in the abdomen. His son, Ernest, 13. who went to his parent’s aid when he saw him guarreling with the men. was also attacked and stabbed in the arm and chest. His wounds were not serious and he is recovering. State troopers from the Media barracks and county detectives have been working on the ease. Dominick Seratina. of the 1200 block West Third street, was taken into custody, questioned and released for lack of evidence. The son, Ernest, and farmhands working on adjacent land offered partial description of the men. One. short and about 40 years of age, is alleged to have used the knife. The other was of medium height and about 18 years old. They were gathering dandelions on Hunter's property when observed by Continued on Page Eleven ( O YI YI I TI EE CHAIRMEN Mrs. Samuel P. Felix, of 50 West Plumetead avenue, Lansdowne, president of the Garden Club of Lansdowne, has announced the appointment of the following committer chairmen: Mrs. Cyril G. Fox, 94 West Essex avenue, program; Mrs. John Way. of “Th" Knoll." conservation, and Mrs. Charles W. Stiaidman, of 55 West Stewart avenue, civic affairs. ( OLLEGK BANS BEJEL Beer has be*n banned on the premises of Haverford College. H S. Scattcrgood, president of the Student Council of the college, yesterday announced that, in accordance with a pre-prohibition ruling banning brrr and liquors from the college, students are asked not to bring beer on the college premises. NOTHNAGLE BIEL PASSES A blil by Representative Nothnagle, of this city. providing for depositories of county funds in third-class counties, passed finally in the House today at an early morning session. the propellers must be slowed down “Then It appears to have been undesirable to tilt the propellers?" “It depends on circumstances." Wiley replied. “How grave do you consider the emergency. It depends on how you see it at tile time.” Wiley testified that on prior occasions the Akron had suffered structural damage but that all injuries had been repaired. “Could these have caused permanent structural defects?" Pennoyer asked. “Absolutely none. The Akron was in fine structural condition." Wiley said that the Akron could have been struck by lightning during the storm, without being injur'd. The Lieutenant Commander said he believed the shock which wrecked the Akron was caused by the stern of : the airship striking the Atlantic Ocean. Wiley reported to Secretary of Navy Swanson last week that he thought the shock was caused by a sudden, terrific gust of wind. “I desire to suggest to the court now," he said, “that I am of the opinion that this shock was the I result of the stem hitting the water." If the Akron was wrecked by I breaking in mid-air with the stern dropping into the ocean, no action taken by the commander could have saved the ship. Wiley’s revelation was received with surprised silence as the 200 spectators listened Intently to this new version of the crash. I The recollection that caused Wiley to change his testimony w'as that Continued on Page Eleven HELD ON CHARGE OF DRUNKEN DRIVING Arraigned on charges of operating an automobile while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. James Wood, of the 400 block Cherry street, was held in $500 bail for Court when given a hearing In police court today. Wood was arrested yesterday afternoon by Patrolman Hines, after a car driven by Wood crashed into one operated by John Rosenblatt,, 1807 West Third street. The latter had just started from his home to his place of employment in Marcus Hook He testified he saw the other car coming from the opposite direction and zig-zagging over the street. In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision Rosenblatt, pulled to the curb, but Wood failed to see the ear and ploughed Into Rosenblatt’s car head-on. Both drivers escaped injury. Dr. II C. Donahoo examined Wood and pronounced him “under the influence of liquor." TALBOT RELIEF BILE IN SENATE; PINCHOT SPURNED Organization fustics .Measure for SIO,000.000; Taps Dorrancc Fund Governor’s Urogram to Sign SYOOO,OOO Appropre lion Appears Shunted IJARRISBURG, April ll <INS) Governor Gifford Pun hot s agreement to sign a bill appropriating $5,000,000 for immediate relief was scorned by the Republican State Organization today when it reported to th" Senate the Talbot Bill, amended lo provide $10,000,000 for the remaining month and a half of the current biennium. The appropriation would tap the $14 000.000 recently paid into the genera! fund by the John T. Dorrancc estate. The amended Talbot Bill will come up tor final passage tomorrow. With prospects for Immediate concurrence by Hie House in the changes, it may be deposited on the governor’s desk th i same day. Governor Pinchot lins Insisted that an appropriation of that size should not be made until some definite means of returning th" money to the general fund is assured. An attempt to compromise on this was to be made later today. The Talbot Bill, m addition to a $13,000,000 appropriation measure of Senator IL B. Scott, Centre, gives the state a potential relief fund of $100,000,000. The Scott and Talbot appropriations along with a $25,000,000 bond issue would provide $50,000,000 and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation has agreed to match the sum furnished by Pennsylvania for its own state. rile Pinchot program was set for immediate progesa when the suggested amendments to Talbot’s gen- New Beer Below Legal Content Of (lie many persons that Unlined of the new beer made legal last Friday, few knew the amber beverage contained less than 3.2 aer cent. alcohol by weight, ao-ording to Dr. Ambrose Huns-oerger, head of the Federal Bureau af Industrial Alcohol, in Philadelphia. In fact, Dr. Huusberger .‘aid, the a w bn w is approximately only three per cent., the brewers being content to drop the other .2 per 'cut. as a leeway so that they will ant accidentally exceed the specified limits. The : mull fractional difference, lowevei, will not be noticed by the 'ousumer, he said, and the beer mxluced at three lier cent. Is of it tie difference from the brew .'ontaining the extra .2 per cent. The beer shortage in the Plitl-ideiphia area, including Chester, ■ontinued today, as brewers re-aorted no let-up in the demand or beer since early Friday niorn-Jig. Federal beer taxes In the Philadelphia district have amounted to ^proximately $261,000. AID KOB TEACHER COLLEGES MAY BE IN BILL DEMAND FOR BEER EXCEEDS SUPPLY Some Dealers Are Unable to Fill Orders; Consignment Expected Today (’ontinued on Page Eleven MODY OF DROWNED MAN IDENTIFIED SCHOLARSHIP PASSED MY MILL SENATE The bill introduced bv State Senator J. J. McClure, providing for an appropriation of $75,000 for the Pennsylvania Military College, was passed by th* Senate at Harrisburg early this morning, by a vote of 47 to 3. The first vote taken on the measure was 32 tq 18 lacking a required majority vote by two and necessitating the second vote which resulted as stated The bill, which Includes allowances for senatorial scholarships to the school, is now in th* House awaiting final action. TEACHERS KEAR ECONOMY AXE Some Expect to Tax Receipts Shown I aesc Job; Must Be HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY CR? Inned Press) Public School Teachers7 Contracts Terminated AT LEXINGTON 1—Ylcrry Windsor, Vonnie. Epidemic, Irfaneh, Racketeer, Our Pride, Free Helen, Jeanne Wadis. 2—Bisque Doll, Penncote, Bonny Dear, My Felida, Old Lady, Bostonian Gal, I.ary Justice, Phara-head. 3—Thistle Are, Nuekols Boy, I—Off; to be split, 5—Off. 6—Bertrano. 7—Perfect Play, Luck Piece. 8— N one. Weather, cloudy; track. slow. All public school teachers in the ’ city of Chester received by mail. Yesterday, notification of th? termination of their present contracts In the letter was a warning of reduction in salaries with tho new contract and also a reduction rn the number of th* teaching staff. This message was not a surprise to the teacher;. At the la.t meeting of the Chester Teacher:,’ Association, President Charles P. Larkin. Jr.. of the School Board forewarned the teachers assembled that the contracts Yvould Dioxide for a necessary reduction in salaries. This action was brought about by the inability of th"* School Board to collect taxes necessary to supply SENATOR MCCIURE ON THE COMMITTEE The Municipal Charter Committee of Pennsylvania, which is working for a program of municipal home rule bills backed by- fourteen state-wide organizations and many local bodies. ha", just made public a statement, w'hich it has sent to its members and friends throughout the state. The bills referred to aim to make the manager plan of government and proportional representation, as used in Cincinnati, and recommended in th-* model city charter of the National Municipal League, optional for Pennsylvania cities and boroughs. Conjecturing as to the exact place where the ax* will fall when the time comes to renew teaching contracts with members of the present force in the Chester .school district, has become a pastime with many of the teachers. They recently voted their approval of a suggestion by the school directors. that they take an additional IO per cent. cut in salaries for the remainder of the current year, the second taken under economies forced upon the board bv tax defaults through unemployment and other conditions. Teachers have received official notice from th* school authorities that each must furnish school tax receipts at the offices of the secretary Continued on Page Eleven I’. S. IRLAS! RY BALANCE WASHINGTON. April ll-—'UP- -The treasury net balances for April 8 was $526 878 871 01. Expenditures that day were $10,863.044 61. Customs - --------------- Senator    John J McClure is a mein- receipts for the month through April Continued on Page Eleven ber of the committee on elections. 8 w-ere $4,952,554 70. Members of the crew of the Government dredge "Rossrlt," this morning visited the morgue of E. F. White, at Third and Norris streets, and identified the body recovered from the Delaware River yesterday, off the Philadelphia Electric Company plant at the foot of Ward street, as tile body of one of their companions who was drowned when h* fell from the dredge off Hog Island on March seventh. The body, which was in an advanced stage of decomposition, was identified as that of Frost McCUntir, agad 31, who had been boatswain on the dredge. It was learned that h* has only one surviving relative, a sister, who resides in Oakland. California. I IEM IOI KS HAVE SON HOLLYWOOD, April ll A seven-pound son was born yesterday to Ixiulse Fazenda, film comedienne, and her husband, Hal JI Wallis, motion picture executive. They said they would name him Hal Brent Wallis. Jr. (HILD HEALTH ( ENTERS REPORT I n I e rest in#    In form a lion Given Members at Meeting Held Yesterday The monthly business meeting of 1 the Child Health Center: was held yesterday afternoon, with Miss Elizabeth Price, vice president, presiding In the absence of the president of the association, Mn William Ward, Jr. Others in attendance were, Mrs P. C Nyce, Mr William Ward, 3rd, Mrs. 8 Blair Luckie, Mr Harry M. Arrni-tagc, Mr:. ii Gordon MeConechy, Mrs. E. Bartley Powel, Mrs Frances Campbell ami Mn Thomas Diggins, The chairmen of the standing committees made their regular report and Mrs. Anna M Brice, supervisor of th* Health Centers, read her monthly report. Mrs. Brice announced that the corrective treatment given to children was done through the Chester Hospital. It was also announced that there would be no clinic at the De-shong Health Center on Good Friday afternoon, Two hundred and sixteen visits w'ere made to homes during the past month. Ninety-six baby books were delivered,’ one hundred and thirteen miscellaneous visits were made: there Continued on Page Eleven Chester almost was a be cr leas city yesterday, many distributors being unable to get cither bottled beer or beer in barrels. Sorry, we haven t a drop and don't know when we will get any. ’The ! breweries are unable to supply the i demand so we just, have to walt and take what we get," was an average greeting that met customers, who .sought to slake their thirst. One dealer in the Eleventh ward stopped taking orders. His telephone was ringing continually throughout the day, the calls being made from store owners, cafe proprietors and individuals who sought one or more cases of beer. “We expect to get some in late tonight or early tomorrow," was the hopeful me; sage with which the dealer; sped their departing customers. Now that everyone who wanted to has had ample chance to sample all the brands of beer that were sold in Chester, many who drank the new brew ate disappointed. "It t seem to give me a lift no matter how much I drink and : there isn't a kick in a carload,'’ Is the theme of such “squawks”. Apparently many believed the new beer to be as potent as gin or “white mule". Y'ei others rate the beer as good, and the orders prove lls popu-| lardy, NOONDAY SERVICES WEEE ATTENDED The noonday religious services conducted this week in the .Stanley Theater, under the auspices of the Ministers’ Association of Chester and Vicinity, were largely attended today. th* services were la charge of Rev. J Herbert A Weaver, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kerlln st ic et north of Third street, and the ertnon was preached by Rev. Floyd Either, pastor of Advocate Lutheran Church, Philadelphia. Rev. Neither, of Crozer Seminary, will preside at tomorrow'* services when the speaker will be Rev, F. Raymond Baker, pastor of the Second Baptist Church. Wilmington, Del. Music at the services today was furnished by the mixed quartet of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Loaders Said to II avo fromised Appropriation - Hospitals to He C ut 'lot lure Dry Repeal Hill fassate Over Veto Is Held Over HARRISBURG, Pa, April ll (UP) Restoration of appropriations for four .‘.tate teachers’ colleges and two state-owned ho spit, Is was promised today before the Horn." of the Pennsylvania General Assembly considered finally the general appropriation*; bill providing $116,000,000 for Cato expenses in the mxt two years, As reported by th* appropriations committee the bill made no provisions to support colleges at west Chester, California, clarion and East •Stroudsburg and hospitals at Shamokin and Coaldale. Confermet s held while til* legislature began its fifteenth week sue-j corded in bringing agreements to I sqve th? f ix institutions and to pro-1 vide money for their support. Under the plan adopted, it was understood appropriations for all] state-owned hospitals will be cut IO per f lit lroni the amounts provided j for in Governor Pinchot’s budget,) which the bill reduced by $13,000,000. j With an agreement reached on what were considered the most con- ! trover:,ml phases of the appropria-! lion measure, the bill came up as a: special order of business on final pa:.sage today. Other economies effected by the bill cut salaries of all state official/, and reduced .school subsidy appropriations. Conference committees representing the two Houses had in their charge today the Sower.s-Conner beer control bill which the Senate passed by a vote of 33 to 14, after brief debate. House refusal to accept, Senate changes sent the bill into conference tor a compromise. Representatives Sowers, of Philadelphia; Bteedle, of Allegheny, and O'Connor, of Cambria, were named J to represent the House and Senators Continued on Page Eleven LOCAL MERCHANTS POSTPONE MEETING The regular meeting of the Mer-) chants' Division of Hie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for next Thursday, has been postponed a week, due to the rush of Easter business. This action was taken at a meeting of the directorate of the organization, held yesterday at the Chester Club, 511 Welsh street. The directors decided to sponsor another meeting of the Sales Institute, the meeting to bo j J i conducted solely by store employes. No date for this meeting has been set, HIT-RUN ( HARGE WILL HE DROPPED Having been reported to police as the driver of an automobile that figured in an accident at Ninth street and Morton avenue, Sunday morning, and failed to stop. Barrett Duke, of the 9(H) block Elsinore street, denies the charge, but admits his son, Barret, Jr . was driving the car. The complaint was made to police by Reynolds Lilly, of Linwood It is understood that the elder Duke agreed to make good the damages to Lilly’s automobile and no charges will be preferred. PRICE, TWO CENTS SCHOOL BOARD NEEDS $90,000 TO BALANCE BUDGET Discussion of Finances Features Regular Session of Directors Member Charges Some Office Holders as Being1 Tax Delinquents In a communication read before the .school directors, at their regular meeting held inst evening in the Larkin Building. Br. ad and Crosby streets, Carl Ber*fido, representing Richardson arui Luce, contractors on the Frederick Douglass School, re-que.M *d the certification bv the board of the final payment of $1,333.03 to his client,1, which he said had been di.scii->"d by the board at a meeting on February 27. On matter of certification was raid lo hate been brought before the board by i; org S Idell, architect on the school The solicitor, Paul Lane Ives, was authorized to clarify the incident of the *ertiflcation with Bcrgido. nu* letter also contained reference to charges for extras in amount of $3,189.00 listed in eighteen items which the directors also placed In the hands of the .solicitor as they wore of the opinion that no authorization had ever been made for tho extras rile solicitor said that Mr. Idell had said that some of the extras listed were also covered in the on-mal contract The members of the board concurred with James L. Rankin, who suggested that if the builders continued to press for the extras the school board would react by entering claim for penalty for dday beyond the time stated in tho contract for finishing the job. James I,. Rankin gave a brief financial resume in which lie estimated that $261,000.00 would be spent by the board during the remainder of their fiscal year. making the total for the Ycar. $1)83.000 OO. He said that the saving on the anticipated budget would be approximately $61,000 00. To balance the budget for the remainder of die fiscal year he said that a total of $90,000.00 would have to ba collected by the district, for tho months of April, May and June, a figure which he said was $27.000 00 more than was brought In during a j similar period last year. Approval was given to the suggestion of Mr Rankin that the secretary be authorized to supply the solicitor with Continued on Page Eleven MARCUS HOOK IS MECCA EDR THIRSTY *--- Marcus Hook has proved a haven for many residents of Wilmington, j who have been hunting a place to j slake their thirst since the legalizing of 3 2 beer by Congress last Friday. Nightly, automobiles bearing thirsty Delawareans can be seen traveling on both the post and Ridge roads filled with searchers for the nation's new drink, FC J. McBride, chief of police of Marcus Hook, who Ls a native of Henry Clay, near Wilmington, and is acquainted with many residents of the big city in the “Blue Hen State" has met many of his old friends to whom he extends the “make yourself at home" spirit. The .sale of beer is banned in the neighboring state until the State Legislature enacts a bill to legalize its sale. SIXTH WARD SCHOOL HOY IS MISSING Bernard I.ayfleid, 9, of 221 Penn street, has been mussing since noontime yesterday, report of his disappearance being made to the police .shortly after last midnight. The youngster, who us in the fifth grade of the Franklin school, started for school after dinner yesterday, but did not attend the afternoon session. He was clad in a dark suit and wore high top shoes. He was bareheaded at the time of his disappearance. An investigation Is being made by the school authorities and the Chester police in conjunction with the child's parents. His schoolmates could offer no clue as to his whereabouts. ii opaesof Times Farm Wealth Increases As Cm rain Stocks Advance ARRIE SHOWERS PREDICTED FOR AREA Showers aic expected thus afternoon or tonight in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. It will be cloudy and cooler tomorrow, probably with more showers. 'Tile highest temperature here yesterday was 65 degrees, at 2 30 p. rn., and the lowest was 48. at 7 a. rn. The average of 56 was six degrees above normal for the date and twelve degrees above the average April IO last year. Maximum temperature for the date is 87. established in 1922, and minimum 30. in 1917. Sunr.sie today was at 8.29 a rn. and sunset will be at 6.35 p. rn , Eastern Standard time. CHICAGO. April ll—< UP)—-The grain farmers of America “made" more than $150,000,000 In the last five weeks. The corn, wheat, rye, oats and barley in their cribs and buus gained that much in price due to the booming gain markets. The Jerky climb up the price scale, that has prevailed since the bank moratorium, continued yesterday. Wheat went up 11» to l!i cents and other grains were fractionally higher. Trading was at high pitch in the closing hour, with commission men buying for the general public. The reason for most of the price advances in the grain pits is the fact that almost no rain has fallen in the southwestern winter wheal belt Continued on Page Eleven Jc e I.ador Straus, America’s new ambassador to France, us head of the largest department store in the | world that makes its customers pay j cash Wonder if France will take the hint. British story tells that a cuckoo flew from Berkshire, England, to West Africa. That reminds us that I the transocean stunt-flying season is j almost upon us. Glass manufacturers are foremost among those W'ho hope for a revival of old drinking customs. Remember, they used to smash the glass after a solemn toast? News item says a new farm plan is being worked out, Well, it will bt a new plan lf it requires w’ork. Quite a few more boys, back on April 7, got caught in the draft. More than 1000 inhabitants In a Montenegran village near Cetinje have th* same name. Vlahovitch. Understand they have petitioned the government for relief. WASHINGTON, Ypril ll—YVeather forecast — Eastern Pennsylvania: Showers tonight and Wednesday. Somewhat warmer tonight in extreme east portion. Cooler Wednesday in west portion. Western Pennsylvania—Cloudy with show ers tonight and probably Wednesday morning; cooler Wednesday and in north and west portions tonight. TODAY AS TEMPERATURES 6 7 8 9 IO rn. rn. rn. rn. rn. ,,.,.46 ll a. rn. ,.... 46 Noon .... 50 I p. rn. ... .52 2 p, rn. ....54 55 56 56 56 ;