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Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 15, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION KOK SIX MONTHS EN DIM-SEPTEMBER 20,108 FINAL EDITION ★ ★ ★ ★ With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH YEAR—NO. 17.517 RAIL BODY URGES ONE SYSTEM FOR U.S. IN REPORT Survey Shows Rate ( annot He Based on Present Capitalization Coolidge Headed the Committee; Al. Smith Makes Own Report NEW YORK, Feb. 15- Regional consolidations of the nation’s railroads, "looking eventually to a single national system.” should be hastened, and. where necessary, enforced, the National Transportation Committee declared yesterday in its long-awaited report. Reform of present operating and financial methods of the railways; drastic amendment of the rate-making section of the law; relaxation of government subsidies of waterways and regulation of all forms of transport competitive to the railroads are also among the recommendations of the committee. Emergency measures to meet the present situation were also urged by the committee, which listed first among these revision of the bankruptcy proceedings to facilitate corporate reorganizations where necessary. Repeal of the recapture clause of the transportation aet. under which prosperous companies were forced to contribute from their earnings to weaker companies, was also recommended as an emergency measure. Revision of the statutory rule of rate-making, which requires costly and cumbersome valuations of railroad properties, and the substitution of a simpler requirement which would give an adequate return to well-managed companies was the third emergency measure approved by the committee * The fourth and last was the recommendation that the requirement that Reconstruction Finance Corporation loans to railroads be made on "marketable collateral” be changed to ‘ adequate security.” It was held, however. that the government’s commitment should be insured by priority of lien or prospective earnings. The committee was organized on October 7 at the behest of savings banks, insurance companies and colleges under the chairmanship of the late Calvin Coolidge to investigate’the Dallv Leaded Ain Report* of United Pre-s (UPI and International News Service (INS) WIFE OF KIDNAPERS’ VICTIM C ontinued on Page Fourteen VICTIMS OF .MISHAPS GIVEN TREATMENT Another victim of the week-end snow fall was taken to the Chester Hospital last night, when Curtis Mullen, IO, of 333 West Ninth street, was treated for a fractured shoulder, an injury received when a sled on which he was coasting collided with an iron pipe. Gerald Jeedson. four years old, of Marcus Hook, was also treated at the hospital for an injured shouldef Gerald slipped on the icy steps of his home and landed on his shoulder. Treatment was given after Hie hospital authorities decided there were no broken bones. BROOMALL GIRL HAS CLOSE CALL Miss Betty Clark, of Broomall, had a narrow escape from injury when the automobile she was driving crashed into a concrete bridge. She is a student at the West Chester State Teachers College and was descending a hill west of Florida Park on the West Chester pike. The car skidded on the snow for over a hundred feet and then struck the wall. A blowout tire and crushed fender was the extent of the damage to the car. CORBI I I SI EN VVI VKI ic NEW YORK. Feb. 15--<INS> — James J. Corbett, former heavyweight champion, who is seriously ill from a complication of diseases at his home in Bayside. Queens, was weaker today, according to his attending physician, Dr. G. Willard Dickie. ALLEGE COUNTY EXTRAVAGANCES T a \ p a v c r s’ Association Urges Reduction in Tax Rate This Year That tho county tax rate for this year should not exceed three mills, a reduction of one and one-quarter mills from the 1932 rate is the opinion of the Delaware County Taxpayers’ Association, in their report submitted to the County Commissioners at Media, yesterday. Criticism was voiced of a number of county expenditures and the opinion was expressed that savings aggregating 517(3.500 could be made in the operation of county departments during 1933. Samuel D Clyde, of this city, chairman of the association, in a let- i ter accompanying the report, declared, “We unhesitatingly say. that with the practice of economy our county affairs can be readily handled without the loss of any efficiency, or the omission of any necessary service j through the imposition of a'tax of three mills. "The owner of real estate in our county, as elsewhere, is faced with a most distressing problem.” Mr. Clyde stated. "If property is occupied by a tenant, the landlord finds that rentals being paid have diminished in many crises to the vanishing point and in substantially every case rentals have been greatly reduced For several years, up to and including 1931, you imposed a county tax of three and a quarter mills, for 1932 you added one mill. We feel that we have ground in saying to you.-that you should be able to onerate the affairs of the county with less money than was required in the years 193b and 1931 and feel, therefore, that we Continued on Page Fourteen Described by M e rn liers Gangsters HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY (Bv United Tress) AT FAIR (.KOI MIN 1—I None V* 2—(None). 3—Annie A, Vanity Case. I—Infanta. 5—Vespa, Margie Lou. 6—Lullaby 2d. Prometheus, Diaquri. 7— Blok! 8—Our Johnny. I.uckpiecc. Weather, light drizzle: track slow. Nothnagle Bill Would Outlaw ‘‘Ad ’ Expose of Magic Tricks HARRISBURG. Fob. 15—(INS) —An attack upon the advertising methods of a large cigarette manufacturing company was made in the House today in the form of a bill introduced by Representative Edward Nothnagle, Delaware county. It would prohibit, the publication or exposing of trade secrets and the divulging of information relating to persons' methods of earning a livelihood. The bill specifically refers to the tricks of magicians and would fix a penalty of SIO for each offense. CH KST ER, PA., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1933 PRICE, TWO CENTS JAPAN IN FIRST SUNDAY SPORTS EFFORT TO OUT BILL HALTED BY NATION LEAGUE SENATE GROUP Tokio Instructs Roprcsen- Committee Decides to Uost-tative at Geneva to De- pone Action Until Next part Feb. 28    Monday May Return bv >Ya\ of House Sidetracks Work U. S; See Pressure of on Enforcement Repeal Measure BARUCH STRIKES AT INFLATION TAI Mrs. Charles Boettcher II, above, has offered to pay the kidnapers of her husband the SHO,OOO ransom they demand. Member of one of Denver's most prominent families, Boetteher was abdueted when he returned to his home with his wife. She was not harmed. TWO ARRESTS IN KIDNAPING CASE Police as of Denver DENVER. Feb. 15—(UP) Two sus-nects were arrested today and four or five others were sought in connection with the kidnaping of Charles Boettcher, II. socially prominent Denver millionaire. More than 48 hours after Boettcher was abducted. Chief of Police A T. Clark, in personal charge of the search for his kidnapers, announced that, two known Denver alcohol runners had been taken into custody. The men, booked for investigation, were N. VV. <R‘d* Mitchell, 35, and George Zarlingo. 40. They were described by Clark as members of a Denver gang which has be n working with out-of-town gangsters. Clark said they were Jointly suspected as the two men who seized Boettcher Sunday midnight at Hie rear of his beautiful home while his 25-year-old wife, an expectant mother, looked on. Oilier members of the same gang are sought, Clark said. "We know who they are,” he said The arrests, it was believed, resulted I rom information given by a Continued on Pa-c Fourteen WEST ENI) BUSINESS MAN IS SPEAKER Charles J. Ward, president of the West End Business Men's Association, addressed the meeting of the Clayton School Parent-Teachcrs’ Association held Monday evening in the school, Sixth and Thurlow streets, using as his topic, "Playgrounds.” The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Wilson B’elock, who introduced Mr. Ward to the assembled members and guests. The complete program was as follows: Chorus, “America the Beautiful”: selections. Little Symphony Trio, composed of Michael Trusco, first violin; Michael Caruso, second violin. and Mrs. Joseph DeKnight, pianist; vocal selections, Lester R. Jones and George Ashbee; piano solo. Miss Mollie Blelock; chorus, ‘‘O’d Kentucky Home.” ALLOTMENT BILL APPROVED WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -UP' A much-amended domestic allotment bill simplified in its major provisions and restricted to cotton and wheat was approved today by the Senate agriculture committee I S. I RI ASUR1 ii VI \N«' : WASHINGTON. Feb. 15 -INS-Treasury balance as of February 13, Rowers TORIO, Feb. 15 (UP) - For. i n Minister Yasuya Uchida today telegraphed Yosuke Matruuk.i, Japanese representative at the League of Nations, instructions to depart from Geneva about February 28 to return to Tokio. Matsuoka’s departure will be Japan's first step toward withdrawal from the league. It was understood Matsuoka and members of his delegation would I . -turn to Japan by way of the United States. GENEVA, Feb. 15—HIP)-Yusoke Matsuoka, Japanese delegate, who has presented his government s ease in the Manchurian dispute before the League of Nations, asked 'Pokies permission today to return to Japan via the United States. Matsuoka desires to spend a few weeks in America as "unofficial ambassador and missionary." The Tokio government was expected to grant the request. Matsuoka was expected to leave Geneva after final presentation oi ! Japan’s Manchurian policy before the league assembly. TOKIO, Feb. 15 (UP) Stock Exchanges throughout Japan suspended | trading this afternoon (Japanese time) after the Tokio Stock Exchange was closed. Collapse in the price of new stock j in the Tokio Stock Exchange caused wild contusion at noontime, resulting in an order for the suspension of trading for the remainder ol lh day It was understood all exchanges would remain closed tomorrow. WASHINGTON. Feb. 15—(UP) A three-part program of the western powers to exert effective diplomatic pressure on Japan was foreseen by American officials today, if, as seemed Continued on Page Fourteen ANNUAL REUNION ST. PAUL’S GUILD Held in Parish House With One Hundred Former Members Present More than one hundred men, former members of the Young Mens j Chapter of St. Pauls Guild, which flourished as an athletic and social organization a quarter century ago, j assembled last evening in the parish house of the church. Broad and Mad- j ison streets, lor their animal reunion. I The Guild was organized by RI Rev. ( Francks M. Taitt. now bishop of the Pennsylvania Diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Following the practice set forth in the by-laws of the Guild, the meeting was opened with all members present standing and repeating with the present rector, Rev. Stanley V Wilcox, the Lord's Prayer. A brief business session followed, in which j elections were held and all officers who served last year were re-elected. Present officers of the Guild are; John F. Pace, president; Harry R. Robinson, vice-president; Kenneth Thompson, secretary; Warren Pierce, treasurer. Rev. Charles Urban, recently appointed assistant rector of St Paul’s, was introduced to the Guild members. When called upon to make a few remarks, Rev. Wilcox expressed his Continued on Page Light TRACTION COMPANY REFUSES REQUEST $342,009,403 57, expenditures, $13,-751.143.13; Customs receipts, $7,849,-209.71. AT HIALEAH PARK 1—Lady Dean, Chokoloskee. 2—(None). 3—Hecla, Brown Locks, Prince Gold, Silly Sis, Sun .Manor. Fourteen. 4—Stuart Plaid, Fanny, Patrice Itun-yon, Peace Treaty, Yankee Water*. 5— I None i. 6—Bolder. 7—Americana, Shiva, g—via Appia. Weather, clear; track. fast. AT HAVANA 1—Regusted. 2—Sir \lwington, Abduction, Kenny Bay, Precious Ann. 3—VV olla Life, Charlie Met roan, 4—- None), 5— None I. 8—Pals Meadow, Ada Epinard. 7—- None). Weather, clear; track, fast. AT AGLA CALIENTE 1—Erech, Little Heel, Bonsall. 2—Vlma Borland, Peggy Barbara, Piute, By Wire, Ituthie. Dapper. 3—Valley sun. A na pol*, Love Crown 4—La Florelle, Beset. Moryoung, |)u-bric, California Beauty. 5—Quicks way. ti—Privately, \lawitt, .Jiggins. Argan, Catty, Inca. 7—Olga, Little Note, King at Vrms, El Cheevito. Scotland Blues, Sycamore, Triassic. Weather, clear; track, fast. C. of C. Group Analyzes Possible County Savings SF ( OM) INSTALLMENT Today the Chester Times presents the second installment of a digest of the Chamber of Commerce recommendations made last week to the County Commissioners whereby an estimated saving of approximately $300,000 would be made in the government of the county, according to the sponsors Curtailment of various exposes, slashing of salaries and other remedial means are proposed Apropos of the salary question, those p.o-tec’.ed by statutory provisions on their salary are asked to contribute IO per cent, of their salary while new salary schedules are proposed for others The committee of the Chamber of Commerce was guided in this study of salaries paid in similar capacity by other governmental units and private establishments in Pennsylvania and it Ls the belief of the committee that these are fair and equitable and commensurate with the duties performed under their respective classifications County Commissioners In th? County Commissioners office a total saving of $3609 43 was suggested. through salary' cuts and redyc-tion of other expenses. The departments request for 1933 for salaries I totaled $47,847 while the committee recommends $42,100. The chief clerk’s salary would bo $2700 instead of $3150. Two senior clerks were suggested, at a salary of $1800 each instead of $2160; two junior clerks, at 51500 instead of $1638; three assistant clerks at $1250 instead of $1404; one clerk at $1250 instead of $1263; a chief custodian of voting machines at $1800 and one assistant at $1500, instead of three assistants at $1872 each; one telephone operator at $1200 instead of $1683 and an auto mechanic at $1500 Instead of $1872 One bookbinder is recommended at a salary of $1550. The salary savings, with those of the IO per cent, voluntary of the heads would amount to minus the $1550 salary of the new bookbinder or a total of $5747. Reduction of other expenses, such as school tranship’, transcribing, books, form and stationery, etc would amount to $536243, minus $2500 allowed for gasoline and oil or $2862.43 Concerning this department, the C. of C. Committee declared "In checking over the actual requirements of the voting machine Continued on Last Page A letter was read from the Southern Pennsylvania Traction Company at tho meeting of the Borough Council of Ridley Park, held in the Ror-I ough Hall last night. The Traction Company declined the request made by council to change the fare limit of the trolley line from Hinkson Boulevard to Morton avenue, Other business transacted included a report of the library, notification from the fire company that a committee consisting of M Chester Campbell, A Harold Edged and George H. Derbyshire, had been appointed to meet with a committee appointed by council to discuss fire apparatus requirements and notification to the Pennsylvania Railroad to repair the planking on the station bridge and also on the foot bridge An amending ordinance was pushed raising the license ice of milk distributors from one dollar to $8 A. I. cK T M MNT AINS ITS ANNUAL DIVIDEND HARRISBURG, Pa . Fib 15“ < UP) —The Pennsylvania legislature today adjourned until Monday. February 20, at. 9 a. rn. The Senate adjourned at 10.50 a. rn. and the House at 10.55 a. rn. HARRISBURG. Pa., Feb. 15    <UP) Governor Pinchers $20,000,000 unemployment relief program presentation had many echoes today among members of the State Legislature before which ho laid it. The comment on the message helix ered personally by Pinchot ranged from a sarcastic “absurd and inadequate” to whole-hearted endorsement of the executive's relief fund plan which he himself clmractemed as just like "finding” the money The administration program proposed legislation to permit thr State to collect inheritance, mercantile and personal property taxi s now collected by county officials and to re- j vise the tax on foreign corporation capital stock. He claimed additional revenues to accrue would total $20,-000,000. One “organization'’ senator saw some relation between Hie plan and the State Emergency Relief Boards unanimous endorsements of other Pinchot relief policies. The Governor mentioned the unanimity several times in his talk The Relief Board, aside from Pinchot, has as its personnel four organization .stalwarts in Speaker Grover Talbot, Auditor General Charles Waters. State Treasurer Edward Marlin and Lieutenant Governor Edward Shannon. Martin, speaking al a convention here after the Pine hot address, said modern improvements had removed the necessity for so many tax collectors. He did not refer to the Pinchot proposals. Rep. Darlington Hoopes, Socialist member from .Barks county, called the I executive's plan “absurd and inade-| quale." The lawmakers turned from consideration of the relief proposals to j sessions completing the week’s legislative work today. The Senate Law and Order Committee decided to postpone until Monday night further action on the Continued on Page Fourteen ;McClure duads UTILITIES PROBERS HARRISBURG, Feb. 15- GNS)--; The Senate Utility Investigating Committee reorganized today by selecting Senator John J. McClure, Delaware county, as chairman The body has been without a chairman since the ; term of Senator W. S. Rial, Westmoreland, expired on l)ereiul>er I Senator McClure served as chairman of a .similar committee in the 1931 session of the Legislature. At that lime he sponsored a series of bills for utility control which passed the Senate and was killed in the House Senator Warren FL Roberts, Northampton, a Democrat, was re-elected today as secretary of the committee. The committee wall retain Oliver K. Eaton, Pittsburgh, as chief of counsel and also J. Julius Levy, Scranton, Prof. John G. Hervcy, Philadelphia, and J. Cullen Caney, assistants. SENATE BREAKS DRY FILIBUSTER WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -(UP) — The Senate today voted to begin immediate consideration of a compromise prohibition repeal resolution drafted by its judiciary committee. The vote was made possible when the leadership broke the back of a determined dry filibuster through threats of continuous session and a drastic cloture on debate. The vote was 58 to 23. Minority Leader Robinson immediately offered a substitute amendment providing for outright repeal and ratification by State conventions A resolution of this typo was offered in the House by Speaker Garner the fir. i day of the session, but was defeated. MRS. MASSIE MAY MAKE STATEMENT K PINCHOT ASKS PA. FOR $20,000,000 TO AID THE NEEDY Says It Must Be Appropriated to Save Two Million Jobless ii Inflation Is the ‘‘road to ruin” and a balanced budget is the most vita! filing towards economic recovery, Bernard AI Baruch, New York financier, told the Sen.etc* Finance Committee in Washington. Ile is shown (left) shaking hands with Senator lion ( onnallv, cd’ lcv.cs (right , an ardent advocate of inflationary measures, who questioned him. TO SEEK CHANGES j MCCLURE OFFERS IN ASSESSMENTS UTILITIES RIEL Makes Speech Before Joint Session of legislature; (Jives Program Taxpayers in W estern Part of County Organize an Associat ion Aroused to some* definite action bv the conditions of alleged unfair methods of assessments and taxation in Concord and neighboring township.'), a group of leading citizens of those townships met las! night at, the home of Dr. Horace H Darlington to form what will be known as live Western Delaware County Taxpayers' Af celation, under the leadership OI (samuel Goodly. President. The meeting was conducted and the av celation instructed as to future plans by James L. Rankin, Chester attorney and leader of the Delaware County Taxpayers’ Association, which includes such men as ll. H Heyburn, tonner State Representative; Frank P Willits, Secretary ut Agriculture during Governor Pinchot \s first term; Evans Harvey, former Recorder of Deeds and member of the Prison Board: George Allen; and Thomas W. Johnson, district supervisor of schools. Alleged unnecessary and criminal waste of the public funds was hit by Mr. Rankin in the first stages of the meeting. He said; “We paid an ex pert accountant over bills and with County and Court House expenditures, to say nothing of those of Broad meadow's Farm. The results of I this research is the uncovering of such items uh 45 janitors, scrub women, engineers, besides attaches on the payroll of the Court House; five thousand gallons of gas lur the Dis- j triel Attorney's car last year at 30 cents a gallon, despite the fact that I the County had a contract with the Atlantic Refining Company whereby ^ the County was to pay three rents less than the retail price of gasoline; i Realer of Weights and Measures, five dollars a day for ear expenses, even for days when their ears never moved from their parking space in front of the Court House; $36,000 taken from general I mid to use for bond purposes; $106,000 to run the Court ’ Hon e, $117,000 to run the two prisons, j without counting a cent for construction costs. "Take a look at these bills from the new prison $64 for each table in one of the rooms; 50 lobsters, pounds of shad roe, 5 quarts of ice cream at Protects the Public and (Corporations; Born of Rial Uommittee Probe HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb, 15 GJP) Th# state legislature received today in is single bill the amendments to the Public Service Company law which a Senate investigation decided were necessary to protect both the pub!ic i and the corporations operating public utilities. Senator John J. McClure, Delaware county, presented bill No. 413 in the Senate to “extend the powers of the Public Service Commission over the i utilities and their contracts and their dealings with so-called holding companies” and to prevent the continuation of the evils disclosed bv tho I hearings before the Rial Committee” i This committee was authorized by the Senate in 1932 Lo investigate retail Ions between the commission and I utilities. Senator McClure’s bill offered eight I principal amendments to the Public Service Company law passed in 1913. These changes would vest in the HARRISBURG, Pa.. Feb. 14-Governor Gifford Pinchot today warned the General Assembly that unit it appropriates an adequate fund to feed Pennsylvania's 2,000,000 needy "many will die and the threat of riot, and bloodshed will overspread the commonwealth.” Pinchot appearing personally be* ton* a joint, ession of the Senate and Hon e asked for an immediate appropriation of $20,000,000 and declared that "without adequate relief chaos lies ahead.” He reiterated his program for "finding the money without levying new taxe , and without further departmental economies. The program follows: I $13,000,000 if the Department of Revenue i.\ authorized to assess and collect the personal property tax. the State to retain one-half of any increase over the last five-year average return, the counties to get the other half. 2. $2,300,000 in additional revenue and reduced cogs if the Department , of Revenue i authorized to appraise I and investigate Inheritance taxes. 3. $1,700,000 in new revenue and reduced costs if the Department of Revenue is authorized to appraise and collect mercantile taxes. ;    4    $3,000,000    in    new revenue if a more accurate method be provided of allocating the proportion of capivi stork taxable in Pennsylvania of foreign corporations doing business \ here. "The only people who will suffer lf the plan I suggest is carried out is certain political appointees who ara either not doing the work for which they are paid, or are being overpaid tor what they are doing, and tho politicians whose henchmen they are,” Pinchot charged. The Governor asked that the Stat* Emergency relief board, which ho heads, be given full authority to distribute the $20,000,000. Ile said tho poor bourd s\ stem was ineffectiva and that some of the money given Continued on Bago Fourteen LIGHT RAIN TODAY: GOLDER TOMORROW Public Service Commission power to for five weeks to go I suspend rate increases pending in-vourhers connected vestlgnMon and approval, require utilities to carry reasonable depreciation accounts, give the commission Jurisdiction over utility securities, extend commission authority over hold-jj,1, lug companies and their contracts with operating utilities, regulate the appliance and equipment business of utilities, give the commission authority over holders of more than a given amount of utility stock, create a People’s c ounsel bureau to represent communities in rate adjustments, and impose additional penalties on utilities for violations of the law. "I trust that this bill will be enacted so as to do away with weaknesses which now exist in the Public Service Company law,” Senator McClure said in presenting the measure Light rain is probable, and it will be colder late this afternoon and tonight in Eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Tomorrow’s forecast is partly cloudy and colder. The highest temperature here yesterday Wits 46, at 4 15 p. rn , and the lowest was 36 degrees, at 4 a. rn. rile average of 41 was seven degrees above normal for the date and five degrees above the average February 14 last year. Maximum temperature for tile date la 63. established in 1884, and minimum 5, in 1916. Sunrise today was at 6.54 a. rn., and sunset will be at 5.37 p. rn , Eastern Standard time. V A LENTI,SDE EDING TO ILL CADENT, IN ( RASH to the Senate I* ASSIS VG IIM MANN BILL HARRISBURG, Feb. 15    (INS) — By a vote of 137 to 0 the House today passed finally the Weidemann bill providing for co-operation by.,    . „ , , »nt .school (lastriels with municipal dis-j    J?™., tricta in health work. John Valenti. 23. University of Pittsburgh football star, rushed to tho bedside of hts ill mother, Mrs. Louisa Valenti, of Media today after being .slightly delayed in a crush that injured two men in Pittsburgh. Anthony Palmieri, 58, and Joseph Oiovanetttifi, 62, were riding with Ail were injured- Cnntinuf-d on Page Fourteen SIX-FOOTER BUA NS TO MARRY MIDGET LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 Rev. Charles J. Wilson, six feet tall, and Nary Malinda Beal, 42-inch midget, yesterday filed a notice of intention to wed. They said the ceremony would take place next Sunday. MHS. Al). SMH ll ILL NEW YORK, Feb. 15 GINS) Mrs. Alfred J Smith, wife of the former New' York governor, today wigs taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, reported to be suffering from an intestinal or dl-g es ti vc ailment. At the hospital, authorities declined to discuss Mrs. Smith’s entrance, beyond saying that her condition is not serious. Classified Ad Secured Tenants Have you a spare room or no in your home which you would like to rent out? Or would you like to secure « boarder? Then try a Chester Times classified advertisement. Mrs. James Baker, of 2 West Mowry street, found she could accommodate one or two boarders and she inserted a classified advertisement. Here is what happened. in hei words: "I received very good results from my advertisement. J had two calks in veiy quick time and they turned out to be very desirable tenants, thank." to the Chester Time*." I lided with Valenti’s. but not .seriously. Valenti was released by police in order to resume his trip to his mothers home at 319 West Front street. John Valenti, her husband, this morning, stated Mrs. Valenti* condition was improved. COPELAND'S FAT ll LH DIES DEXTER, Mich., Feb. 15- Roscoe P. Copeland, father of Senator Royal S Copeland, of New York, died here today. He was 97. I opicsof l imes Th M tenant I who rest today that -she startling to say replies to “inipo: had sent to Hoi her statement Ma:sic, wife of Lieu-11. Masale, U. S. N„ Lansdowne, intimated may have "something when she receives rtant cablegrams” she ylulu She amplified reviously made that Fire Prevention Methods; Experiments are Conducted she the an ret fi he flu band had expected defendants accused aul ting h NEW American Company today vol riual divi past 12 y A quai share wa Hit YORK. F Telephone b. 15-and Te UP) — r-graph world’s largest corporation, ai to continue the $9 an-fffecl for the md ITS. ib!< Mi Apr ch rn .erly dividend Of $2.25 a s declared on the capital ii 15 to stockholders 14. ecied Char if ary of Nav; fancy, ,11 go to more than rs. Based on 18,-ires outstanding at the dividend dis- "The to let t inued. natives were g Mrs at the combe lh “The who I to have some excuse rues drop," she con-wanted to satisfy the ere angered when we freedom” and her husband live 'ie Apartments, Wy-I .a re downe. Fran-a di pay of record Directors also el CL A da uls Score rector, to fill a va The dividend w 700,000 sharehold) 662,275 capital h the end of 1932, bursement will amount to $41,990,118 HOOVER CALL* SENATE 1 NO ATTEMPT TODAY ON AUTO SPEED MARK IA BEACH ’olm "un ii lit w; w'hei Fla., ampb the B i his the ; decided bird to-■chanics ing car rr d all r c WASHINGTON Pet pcutlvc proclamatt Hoover yesterday calic to meet in special sesri March 4 a customary By Exon, President Mi the Senate on at noon on procedure to permit the inaugural,on of the VI President and the confirmation Cabinet and * ther appointments the new President. of of DA YTO (UP)—Sir Ma against a test day after a v to the garage is quartered. "Although my without a stop, is absolutely impc have the car ready tod Shortly before moo transmission was still and half tho body of ti strewn about the garage. Whether the car would be ready tomorrow neither Campbell nor his mechanics would say. ob ll Bi >r ti ight I, "it rn to It of ti mach! tire car lay In an effort to reduce loss by fire, many experiments have, and are being conducted for the purpose of locating the source of fire and I methods of preventing possible blazes. Chief among interested in Hi prevention are the members of the Delaware County Firemen ’ A ..celation and the Chester County Firemens* Association, who are cooperating with lh" heads of experimental stations of the various State universities, formulating methods of effecting a .nation-wide reduction from hie-loss. The latest findings of these two associations, through the untiring efforts of the scientists and the Bureau of Fire Protection, Department of State Police an* published in pamphlet form and distributed to the fire companies, who in turn make the findings public. One of th*- most recent experiments conducted whereby farmers could ascertain the danger point I from spontaneous combustion of hay , has been published bv the Chester County Firemen’s Association and distributed und**r the direction ct Chief Fire Marshal F F Soul'* As both Delaware and Chester; counties are primarily farming dls- a I • ba T barns it sn ad, lent.! octal to ( At carefully in-i rn ber of fires os were com-je monetary suffered by the ran into the s of dollars and I that inspired in and expcri-nduet a survey * loss, sur fu Prof Sylvania numeral found t from 65 The i lugs of fire loss the survey, many hie to keep a ca recon tents of their itching the temper- trirts, this sub vestigatc d folio in which many pletely dextro; value of the da owners of the hundreds of thi it was this hu the county aa t ion) der to reduce a result of !,r;i are now ; heck on tin , simply by w of the mows. K Grant Lantz, of the Penn-State College, conducted hide experiments w*ith liny and he mow temperature ranged to 644 degrees, centigrade, mblished report of the find-these experiments is as follows : "Spontaneous combustion is a factor in connection with barn fire* which should be given careful consideration, and a survey is now being made in Chester and Delaware counties for the pmyost* of ascertaining methods for reducing fires from this Hoarding is blamed on bootlegger* in tins country. If they’d only put their stuff away for a year or twro it would better satisfy their customers. Rain, predicted for this area yesterday, didn’t arrive. But it was pos-- fide to get a shower from each passing automobile. Dr. KLrusn, addressing Rotary yesterday. said if Hie depression has struck you, remember that Jonah wag down in the mouth but came out all right. Valentine Day. 1933, will always be n rn inhered a ■ a dull, dreary one. So will wme Valentines a lot of girls married. A wandering boy reported lost to local police was later found to be just out hunting for his mother. Laplanders rub meet, we read. Tilt leans just rub fen noses when th*y se days most Amer- A Media judge one who pays tin of the house. We n Ie n-peeked hubby show to the better has ml-d that the * bil - is the head ic rely print this for to clip out and ■ alf. I he VV cat her"] WASHINGTON, Feb. 15—(UP)— Fontal for tonight and Thursday: I astern Pennsylvania and New Jersey : Partly elaudy and colder tonight and Thursday. Western Pennsylvania: Fair, colder tonight; Thursday partly cloudy. TODAYS TEMPERATURE b a. 9 a. Continued on Page Fourteen IU a. in. 42 ll a m. . 42 Noon 42 I p rn. . 44 2 p. rn. 46 46 43 46 46 ;