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Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 22, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania F DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 20,108 tT3 rn. FINAL EDITION ★ ★ ★ ★ With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TK VEAR—NO. 17,523. Dallv Leased Wirt Reports cl United Press (LIP) and International News Service (INS) Get Cabinet Posts NAMED TD POSTS IN NEW CABINET First Accepts Secretary of State Portfolio; Latter, the Treasury Roosevelt Confers With Diplomats on Debts; Appointees Get Data NEW YORK. Fob 22—(INS)— President-elect Roosevelt moved directly tjday to relieve distress both here and abroad, despite the fact inauguration was still eleven days off. He announced selection of Senator Cordell Hull, (D) of Tenn., as Secretary of State, and William H. Woodin. of New York, as Secretary of the Treasury in the new cabinet. Hull will ndertake immediate negotiations with the major world powers t ohing to a softening of inter-governmental debts ptovided definite economic concessions are offered in return. Woodin will bo entrusted with the task of straightening out bankers in such states as Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. It was understood Mr. Roosevelt, as a result of his conferences with tile British and French Ambassadors, favors assemblage of the world economic conference as soon after March 4 as possible. Tariff concessions, return of Britain to the gold standard, and remonetization of silver would be discussed. Further, best information pointed to a revival of the debt, moratorium-provided France makes good her $19.-0G0.000 shortage as of December 15, md the other defaulting nations do likewise. Roosevelt's announcement of the selection of Hull and Woodin made t' cagh a .secretary, said: “Mr. Roosevelt announced tonight that he had invited Senator Cordell Hull, of Tennessee, to become Secretary of State, and William H. Woodin, of Pennsylvania and New York, to become Secretary of the Treasury, and that they have both accepted. “In making the announcement of his first two Cabinet members. Mr. Roosevelt made it plain that both of these men were virtually drafted. “Senator Hull was reluctant to lea\e the Senate. Mr. Woo'in was loath to relinquish at this time his connection with the many industrial cnter- SENATOR CORDELL III LL Tennessee, Named Secretary of State TWO “STICK-UP’ SUSPECTS CAUGHT Police Say Two Springfield Men Confess to Robberies in Delaware Continued on Last Page TRIBUTE OF RESPEC T TO FORMER MAYOR The members of City Council assembled yesterday afternoon, for scheduled session, but, out of respect to the memory of Dr. Samuel Ross Crothers, former Mayor. Councilman and County Director of the Poor, immediately adjourned. Mayor William Ward. Jr., opening the meeting, formally announced for the benefit of several business men and citizens, in attendance to present certain matters for consideration, that it was not Council's intention to transact any business. G. J. Hunter, director of the department of streets, then offered a motion, seconded by W. H Craig, director of publi property, that Council adjourn out of respect to Dr. Crothers, the motion being adopted by unanimous vote. Commenting on this action. Mayor Ward said: “It is proper that Council so act, showing official respect to j the memory of a former Mayor and I a member of th s body, who as official, physician and citizen was held in high regard by every person.'’ REPAIRING FOOT WALKS County employes began the repair of the footwalks of the Seventh street bridge over Chester river, today. The planking, which had rotted in a number of places and become worn, Is to br removed and replaced, during which the sidewalks of the bridge will be roped off to prevent accidents to pedestrians. Springfield township pohce cooperated with the Delaware police, in running down two bandits implicated in gasoline station robberies at Wilmington last night. The men arrested are Melvin Simpson. 22. Saxcr street. Springfield, and Herbert Keiper, 27, Valleyview street, Springfield. Each was held in $10,000 bail, by Judge John F. Linn, when arraigned in the Wilmington Municipal Court this morning. They were unable to provide bond and were committed for appearance in court Friday morning. Six robbery charges were placed against the young bandits. The two last night were preceded by a robbery of a gas station at Naamans, Del., on January 31, two others on the outskirts of Wilmington, February IO and the robbery of the Pep Brothers store on Delaware avenue, Wilmington. the night of February 16, when $200 or more was taken. The car used last night was stolen from Mrs. Elizabeth Winier, of this city. The men. who had apparently been working as a team for some time, had a definite system with which they committed tile jobs. They would spot a car for their work while riding around in Keiper’s ear. Simpson would steal the spotted car and the two would drive to the scene of a planned robbery in the stolen ve- Continurd on Last Page KDDYSTONK WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY (Bv United Press) AT AGLA CALIENTE 1—Tassajara, Ancelot, Honey .Mill, Chupiia, Wichita City, Real Crystal. 2—Maxie Binder, Marechal, Motor Park, Dunes, Favorite 2d. On Edge. 3—Governess, Patsie L., Genevieve M., Durb, Tiverton, My Cross. i—Boy Friend. Petite Noyes, Fare Cream, I ltimate Vote, t'mbrian Princess, Scutari. 5—Speedy Al, Voltear. 6—(None.)    \ 7—On The Job, Now Mama, Penguin, Purkdale, Safeway, Lyrical Lass. Weather, clear; track, fast. AT HIALEAH PARK 1—I None I. 2—Cabochon, Grey Millie Klein. 3—(None). 4—I None). 5— t None!. 6— t None I. 7—Ever Fair. Weather, clear; 'wish, Taunton, AT track, fast. HAV ANA 1—i None). 2—(None). 3—.Murmuring Pines. Mr. Camp Parole, Trappy, Marsala. 4—Dark Ayr. 5—(None). 6—Singing Kid. 7—James T. Baigneuse Weather, clear; track, fast. AT FAIR GROUNDS 1—Brilliant Lass, Snoozy. 2— None). 3—Johnny Shaw. 4—Lullaby 2d., Making Bubbles. 3—Fisenberg, Gettin Even. 6—Copley Square. 7—Match Girl. 8—1 None!. Weather, clear; track, fast. Vestris. Nelson, Mrs. Elizabeth Copper, of 1337 East : Eleventh .street., Eddystone, died sud-! dcnly this morning, shortly after IO I o'clock, while seated in a rocking I chair on the sun porch of the home I of Captain Peter S. Koehan, com* ; mander of Company C, 111th infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard, a neighbor, who lives a short distance from her home. Mrs. Copper, who had attended a meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society of Eddystone Methodist Episcopal Church, w’here she had been an active member for a number of years. was calling at the home of Captain Kochan, 1304 East Tenth street, and was discussing matters acted upon at the meeting when she was suddenly stricken. Dr. A. D. Ferguson, a local physician. was summoned and after an ex-amination pronounced Mrs. Copper dead. She was the widow of Medford Copper, who died about two years ago, and had resided in Eddy- 1 stone for the past 15 years. Her survivors are two sons by a former marriage, Leslie and Herbert Bowing, both of this city. COUNTY GROUP ATTENDS SESSION OF LEGISLATURE Members Voice Opposition to Proposed Changes in the School ( ode Hearing Was Before Senate and House Educational Committee The proposed new school code, now before the Legislature at Harrisburg, was given a public hearing yesterday before the Senate and House Educational Committee. Opposition to the new code was both general and intense, as speaker after speaker arase to state his views. Many persons, prominent in school matters in Delaware county, were present, among them James L Rankin, attorney and member of the Chester School Board: A H Hink-son, Mrs. Amelia V. Oliver, members cf the Chester School Board, and Thomas Keare, bookkeeper for the Chester district; Carl J. Leech, County Superintendent of Schools; Mrs. Warren Marshall, secretary of the Springfield Township School Board; Dr W. H Micheals. principal of Media High School; Charles R Lewis, Nether Providence; Frank R Morey and Roland Eaton, Swarthmore school supervisor and director, respectively. The hearing was full of surprises for both proponents and opponents of the school code which would re-district all fourth class school districts. change State appropriations and reduce the number of teachers’ CHESTER, PA.. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1033 PRICE, TWO CENTS BRITISH SPEED KING SMASHES S I r M a I c o I rn V venires 272 Cam pin'll Milos an LIQUOR LICENSES URGED FOR PA. House Group Also Consid- FLOWERS FOR HER GRAND-DAD WILLIAM II. WOODIN New York, lo be Secretary of Trcasinry JUDGE MacDADE SCORES CRITICS Resents Criticism of <\ of C. Report on Transcribing Talks to Pupils :    More    criticism    of    investigating    com mittees was voiced yesterday by Judge Albert Dutton MacDade, when he addressed a group of Glen-Nor High School students in his court-; room. The Judge referred to a portion of the committee of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, dealing with the cost of transcribing court proceedings, in which it mentioned that “one judge” had the court i reporter take notes of addresses to school children. “The reporter has not transcribed I notes of talks to school children,” declared Judge MacDade, “but even if he did, we believe this a part of our position. We are a servant of the people and we intend to continue to teach patriotism, although some scoff at the idea.” Later on in the address, Judge MacDade said, “We always try to practice economy in the courts, whether we have smelling committees here or not. There is nothing wrong here and it would be too bad, ii your young people received the idea .that there was. Possibly the white light of publicity might be turned on some of the I investigators. How many of them have mad" proper personal tax returns? Have they all paid proper I taxes to the county and State?” The students were told of the work of the judiciary in a republican ; form of government and the procedure of courts was briefly described. “There is no problem that patriotic . Americans cannot solve, even this depression,” declared Judge MacDade.; | “The Romans were warned to change Continued on Last Pago SEAMAN ANI) SHIP’S DOCTOR, SUCCUMB When the steamer Sea ny or k, of the Moore-McCormack lines, halted at Marcus Hook Quarantine this morning, en route to Philadelphia, it carried with it the body of James K. Hackman, 24. a seaman, who died on the trip across to Baltic ports. He 1 died a victim of scarlet fever and Dr. A. J. Wren, ship’s doctor, who attended Hackman, also contracted the disease and died within a few hours of Hackman, in Copenhagen. Tile ; body of Hie physician, who was 32 years old, was shipped to his mother I in Hamburg. Germany. Hackman’* body will be sent to his home in Allentown. i The Seatwork, on its eastern classing from New v'ork, halted at St. Johns. Nova Scotia, where, it was discovered laier, there was an epidemic of scarlet fever. Hackman, it I is believed, became exposed to the disease when on shore leave and th' day after the boat left that port, he went on the sick call. Dr. Wren pronounced it scarlet fever and in turn became a victim. Dr. Wren was accompanied by hi bride of a few months, the trip being a postponed honeymoon. He was a resident of New York City. Hackman was signed as a water-tender. BARN; CONTENTS BI RN Chemical apparatus and crews of the Felton Fire Company, No. 3, of the city department, were called out on a local alarm at 2.34 a. rn. today, when fire destroyed a frame barn at the foot of Irving street. Hay and fodder and an automobile parked beside the structure were destroyed by the flames. Hour at Daytona Speeds Through Haze at Speed of Nearly 5 Miles Per Minute DAYTONA BEACH. Fla Feb 22 -Traveling almost five miles a minute, Sir Malcolm Campbell, British speed king, today shattered his own automobile speed record by whipping across the Daytona Beach course al the fastest pace ever achieved bt man on land. His official speed for two runs over the nine mile course was 272 108 miles an hour. On his first run. southward along the sea-girted course. Fur Malcolm reached the dizzy speed of 273 556 miles an hour, almost 20 miles faster than he or any other man had traveled before. This nm was made against the wind. On the northward run, with a southeast wind on the tail of his 2,500 horespower “Bluebird." the British speed king made slower time. ors Delegating County Judges Cower to Slit M \L< OLM CAMI'BI I L but lie still managed to pale his former record into insignificance with a pace of 270.676 miles an hour. Both the north and south marks were* far in advance of the former world's record for speed on land, which Sir Malcolm established here on February 24 last year. This record was 253 968 miles an hour. Risking his life in order not to disappoint the crowds which took advantage of the holiday to run out and see his giant racing car in action. Sir Malcolm ignored the warnings of American Automobile Association official:, to make his spectacular run Visibility along the entire nine mile course was poor, and officials C ontinued on Last rage FAIR WEATHER IN THIS AREA TODAY Fair weather is predicted today In eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. It will be mostly cloudy tomorrow, with rising temperature and probably light rain. The highest temperature here yesterday was 50 degrees at 12 01 a. rn., and the lowest was 37, at, 8 p. rn. The average of 44 was nine degrees above normal for the date and ten degrees above the average February 21 last year. Maximum temperature for the date is 72. established in 1930, and minimum 7, in 1885. Sunrise today was at 6 44 a. rn and sunset will be at 5 45 p. rn. eastern standard time. MAKE IT FOST TIME Pupils of the Parkside public school are attending sessions today in order to make up some of the days lost when the school was closed in September, because of the infantile paralysis epidemic. Talbot Comm id ce Votive; Many Major Bills Tied in legislature HARRISBURG. Pa, Feb. 22 ~ (UP) -The entire problem of liquor control in Pennsylvania was under consideration of a special committee of the House of Representatives today. Headed by Rep. Clinton Sowers, Philadelphia, the committee was named by Speaker Grover C Talbot .shortly before the Conner-Sowers Bill repealing the Snyder-Armstrong State Milford ment Act was approved by the House of Representative' “We have discussed a possible slate liquor commission," Bowers said, “which would have charge of the issuance of all licenses for sale and transportation of alcoholic liquors.” A suggestion that county boards or judges, of the various common pleas courts throughout, the commonwealth control the licensing of liquor dealers also has been considered Questions of the hours when it j would be legal to sell liquor, the | distance from schools and churches it could be dispensed and the best I mode of transportation was discussed I during the first meeting of the com-i mitt ce. Sowers, who Is co-sponsor with | Patrick Conner, Philadelphia, of the i bill bearing their name, promised his committee would have legislation ready for the House within two weeks. I “We hope to present an honest. , workable plan bv which the Com- • monwealth of Pennsylvania can eon- ! ; trol and direct Hie sale and trans-j port&tion of all liquor.” Sowers said. He added that the committee had : given ' onsiderable thought to a method Which would prevent judge, i from becoming Involved in the wet I and dry issue if it were finally do-I elded to have them Issue liquor licenses. i "We are most anxious to prevent Continued on Fast Page ROBBERIES SOLVED; SI SHEETS C ONFESS Two residents of this city were committed to the county jail this morning in default of $10,000 ball each for a further hearing next Saturday, by Ma'fist rate Fred T. Cooper, of Media, on charges of breaking and entering lour busine:,', houses in Linwood and Boothwyn on February 8, The men. Joseph Salae.k, of the IOO block Hayes street, and Stanley Marehuda, of the 2100 block West Ninth street, were arrested bv county detectives following an investigation conducted by Rue M Kaplan, assistant county detective. Two chain grocery stores, one ; located on the Boothwyn road, Linwood. and th*' other on the Meeting! House road. Boothwyn, a drug store and a tailoring establishment, both located on Boothwyn road, Linwood, j are the places the men are accused j of having entered and robbed. BOMB, ADDRESSED TO ROOSEVEL T, IS FOUND IN MAILS Second Attempt on Life of President-elect Frustrated by Inspectors at Washington—• Death Machine, Sent From Watertown, N% YConstructed of Shotgun Shells Suspicion Directed Toward Package by Its Loose Wrappings, as It Drops From Bag—• Secret Service Operatives Probing Affair —Centers in New York Town WASHINGTON. Feb 22 OJP> — The alertness of Washington postoffice employes has foiled a second attempt on the life of President-elect Roosevelt. A crudely-fashioned bomb, obviously the work of an amateur, was dug out of a parkago addressed: “Franklin I), Roosevelt, “Washing!on, I). C" On the plain, brown-paper wrapping was the postmark: “Watertown. N. Y.” All the energy of the Federal government's crime fighting forces was massed today in the attempt to run down the person or persons that sent the package. would have done any harm even if Mr. Roosevelt had received and opened it For that reason they be-hove it was the work of a crank, who may have been led to make the attempt bv Guiseppe Zangara. who fired ut the President-elect in Miami. The package containing the bomb arrived at the post office yesterday morning. A wall of secrecy immediately was reared around the entire affair and the original intention was to keep the news from Mr. Roosevelt. William J. Scatterfleld, inspector of the Washington post office, was placed in charge of the ease. It was learned co-operation of the Secret Service and the Department of Jus- Mi's Vivian Graham, granddaughter nf Max or Anton t'ennak, of < ’I*I -(•ago. is shown entering the hospital at Miami, where 4 erntakwounded bv bullets intended for President-elect Roosevelt—is being treated. BILL AMENDS riff? rn i Secret service officials and department of Justice agents were reluctant    vvas    sought immediately, but to discuss the ease today, and would , ven today W. H. Moran, chief of the no: confirm reports that a large force Secret Service, insisted he knew of the government’s crack investiga- fishing about, the caseum weir on the wav to Watertown I After Zangnra’s attempt to assas-Bccauae of the attempt on Mr    Mr-    Roosevelt, federal agents expressed the fear there would be an epidemic — chiefly perpetrated by cranks of attempts on the President-elect's life. inn IL McClure Proposes Changes to Save Million a State Yea r Schools (’HESTER DRUGGISTS AT CAMREN MEETING Several members of tho Delaware County Druggists' Association went I to Camden, N. J, last night, where they were the guests of the Camden County Druggists' Association. Several prominent speakers addressed the gathering. Entertainment was cilso furnished for the approval of the : visiting druggists. Refreshments followed the meeting. Those making the trip were: President William ii. Taylor, secretary Abraham Larhman, financial secre tary J. Harvey Mauler, John M Bo*, John J. Roney, Abraham Wise be and Roy Smith. Fifth Annual Chester Times Cooking School ASSURED 4)1 WATER SI ITI V Philadelphia’s joble. and des Jute families will not ha vt their water supply cut off in the city’s drive to collect $2,500,000 in delinquent water rents. Frank J. Willard, assistant receiver of taxes, assured them today. Next Tuesday afternoon, among a I the housewife glittering array of spick and span old routine a kitchen equipment, mechanical de- I of newer, bet vices and efficiency” furniture, Mrs ' not Hr least I; Katherine Delaney of the De Both of preparing d Home Makers' Schools Organization, bring jov to I will open Hie first session of the fifth them, but to annual Chester Times Cooking and that are so U Home Makers' school, in the Masonic them Temple, Ninth and Welsh streets.    It    give The kitchen on the stage of the temple practical will be the cynosure of the eyes of that will thousands of Chester women who will hold ta take advantage of the free lesson* in , women home-making that has become an an- cheery kited nual presentation of the Times.    necessary e< Mrs. D( Jam y, whose lame as a j amalg* d, an lecturer and home economist, has decoration won nation-wide recognition, is mak- hand. Nor mg her fifth consecutive appearance there, for for this series of lessons teaching the and aurar women of this city the fundamentals room give of efficient home-making.    household A great many things that make for    At    I 45 p. the betterment of homes hinge on j this yearly program. First, it offers ! , who is tired of the n opportunity to learn ter, more artistic, but iii more expensive ways I sh es that will not only lerself as she prepares the family and guests irtunate as to share ■x an opportunity to see in use. the many new device# lessen the labors of house-ks. f rom the audience, the of Chester look into this n with ail of tile equipment, conveniently md learn how household and economy go hand in do the suggestions end a well equipped laundry, lively appointed dining prom I: e to a still further assistance. rn , next Tuesday, the Ma- I HARRISBURG. IM . Feb. 22 (IHM Men. John J, McClure, Delaware ‘county, claimed savin: ; of "more than $1,IKM),OOO a year ’ would l> effected throu'fii a bill he nu rod a, q today in the st,fie Mf n;iti* amending the Bin!.*' Public School employes’ retirement ; aet. “Through it; provisions, the amount paid by the stale and by local school cli.* triel3 into the retirement fund is reduced to J 6 par cent, of tin* total ; salary paid each member employe j during the preceding . rhool year,” McClure'., state men) read, “When Hic act was originally put ' into effect in 1917 this rate was 2 8 per rent. I f was fin thor reduced in 1925 to 2 per cen1 The proposed : amendment., in reducing this expend!-• lure lo I 6 per c nt„ decreases state payments bv tpproximately $500,04)0 rn (neb biennium and in the same ; amount for local districts ” lie estimated an additional saving of $120,000 each biennium through a provi ion requiem ; operating expenses of the fund b* taken from fund earnings over 4 per cent. Payments to ohool employ*, are not affected by the bill, McClure said. GO. (COMMISSION ERS HOLI) BRIEL SESSION Af a meeting of the Sinking Fund Commission, comprising the county | comm be loners, the county controller | and county treasurer, yesterday, It ] was voted to transfer to the general j fund the sum oi $25,567, which rep- ' resents interests acciued In the Bink- 1 lug Fund account. The commissioners awarded to the William G. Johnston Company, of! burgh, orders for printing 50,000 rs’ * nrollmcnt blanks, at their of $49 and 200 set# of registry ie:e,vors' books, '800 books) at the bul price of $240 Tile only other bidder.*. were J A. Thomson and Company. of Harrisburg. The commissioners voted a dona- , lion of $300 to the Delaware County] Hospital, although the hospital had suggested that it needed $8,660 to take care of “Indigent patients.” Final settlement wa* effected In the accounts of James If. Sweeney, former tax collector of Media borough, who died in December, 1931. 5 KILLED IN BI Kl.FN on Roosevelt’s life in Miami recently, th** vigil that ferret service men must keep around a President, or Presidentelect, has been redoubled. Every piece of mail coming into Washington, addressed to Mr. Roosevelt, is carefully investigated. The wrapping on the brown paper parcel aroused suspicion ill the postoffice here because it was loose Postal clr:    summoned    C. E. School®)’, superintendent of mails, and turned the package over to him. Without knowing what the contents W( re. Schooley ordered that the package should Immediately b** Immersed ! in water. He then .summoned experts I in explosives and gen the dangerous ] the package. Th y found it was one of (he most common types of bombs designed to exp’ode when opened. Bchooley said he ami Hie experts found a tangl'd mass of rusty wire, tightly wrapped j around gun shells through the I wires were thrust wadded pieces of { brown paper, Bo crude was the bomb. experts I .said, that they doubted whether it WATF.REOWN. N. Y„ Feb, 22— (INB) — Excitement ran high as Berret Service operatives arrived in Watertown today from Washington to start an exhaustive investigation info the identity of the person who malled the home-made bomb to President-elect Roosevelt through the local post office. The Berret Service men prepared to question postal clerks and officials at length. Postmaster General A. Hager promised his heartiest co-gingerly they be-; operation, task of opening ] "The federal authorities will hav® my full co-operation," he said. “Wa will do all within our power to run down tile person who mailed til® infernal package.” 'Hie local postoffice teemed with excitement. Employes, upon hearing of tire second attempt on tho President-elect’s life and the fact the local postoffice was involved in the investigation, hurriedly compared notes. Pitt vote bid B E R I. I per: in B 22 (INB) —Five killed in flection amburg and Han- Kin 24 riot, tot! i in cen Continued on rage Ten w .1 deaths political persons SETS NEW WORLD RECORD FOR LAND SPEED HONOR MEMORY OF WASHINGTON Hanks, federal and municipal government buildings, schools, and local brokerage offices were closed today in observance of Washington's birthday. While a greater number of stores in the central business section were open, little business was transacted this    were almost deserted, excepting lur those who were enroute to work or their places of business. Flags were flown from office buildings, stores and homes throughout th** city. Philadelphia, the city of many of Washington’s triumphs, joined with the nut ion today in celebrating the 201st anniversary of his birth. Thousands of patriotic citizens made pilgrimages to Ute historic shrines in which the city and surrounding district abound. In accordance with a custom of many years, almost 4,000 Boy Scouts from Bucks. Delaware and Montgomery counties made their annual pilgrlrnmage to Valley Forge and in the shadows of the Washington chapel, gathered for a birthday ceremonial Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the Shrine at Valley Forge were thronged with visitors today. 6(10 REPORTED SLAIN IN JFHOL BATTLE AREAS Sharp Fighting; Between Japanese and C hinese in Pcipiao Region Tokio Reports Its Navy Ready for Instant Action in Pacific PEIPING, Feb. 22 -(INS)- A sanguinary battle between Japanese and Chinese troops, taking a toll of 600 j dead and wounded, took place today In tire Peiplao railway re cion inside ; Jehol Province. The fighting broke out when Chinese troops attempted to recapture j Nan ling, a strategic town along the ' railway line, which was occupied by J the Japanese yesterday. In an attempt to drive the Chinese j from Hic entire railway area and clear a path for their onslaught against j Jehol city, Japanese airplanes heavily bombarded tile Chinese lorces advancing on Nanling. The aerial bombardment was followed by a Japanese infantry attack. The Japanese forces made eight sucre.ive bayonet thrusts against the Chinese lines, but were repulsed each ! time by Chinese machine-gun fire. The Chinese then opened a counterattack, which was followed by a sharp FOOTBALL CAPTAIN CIV FN HONOR PRIZE PRINCETON, N. J., Fob. 22—< INS) Frederick Tremaine Billings, Jr., of Pittsburgh, captain of the varsity football team, today was awarded tho Pyne honor prize, the university's highest distinction, on lits 21st birthday. Billings, recent winner of a Rhode# * choko hip, is also chairman of tiro undergraduato council. He received the award at a meeting of Hie National Alumni Association presided over by Edward M. Duffield, the president. BANK SUSPENSIONS LEGAL JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Feb. 22— (UP) Banking moratoriums beearn® legal in Missouri today. Gov Guy B. Park • igned the McCaulley bill allowing bank officers to suspend payment of deposits when they feel tile institution is endangered. Topiesof'l i roes J Washington's birthday. Bring hoi::® a real axe to Junior so your wife will always remember it. George became famous because ho rut down a cherry tree. Someone rut down scores of trees in the Eleventh ward a rid hasnt even got mention -and doesn t want any. Some wives ask for a cottage Iri summertime. We know one chap who gave his wife a "shanty” in wintertime and she didn't even ask for it. A man was fined In police court y cate rd y for < nte ring a '.arar.* house. But don t real estate men encourag® persons to occupy them? Now that prohibition seems doomed. *ome feel sorry for their bootlegger friends. They had their good pints. No matter what they say, no bootleg jar is as bad as the stuff he sella tor a hving. Western fight promoters hav® adopted the barter system for admi -ion. In other words they will trade cauliflowers and lemons car what-have-you. Henry Ford says he still believes in high wages. So do a number of hi# workers, even more than before they took their cut. The Jupa intend to change th® name of Jehol after they take it, but chances are it won't be any easier for proofreaders. Continued on Fast Page The Bluebird, 'bown above, driven (v *ir Malcolm (‘amnbTll, famed Pritish ‘peed king, this afternoon vet by traversing the Daytona Beach course for an average of 272 miles an hour. I he daring attempt was made in far from inviting. The monster Bluebird, shown above, averaged in excess ol 4 m miles per minute. new official record for automobiles. hare, under conditions which wert* Continued on Fiv*t Page SEEKS EQUAL AK MI ES GENEVA, Feb. 22 (UPG A resolution asking for the "equalization” of European armies was presented to the General Commission of the World Arms Conference today by Rudolph Nadoiny, of Germany. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 — (UP) — Forecast for tonight and Thursday: Eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey I Partly cloudy and warmer tonight) Thursday cloudy, possibly occasional rain. Western Pennsylvania*. Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight, probably followed by showers late tonight or Thursday. ) TODAY’S TEMPERATURES 6 a. rn. 7    a. 8    a. 9    a. IO a. rn. rn. rn. rn. 34 33 34 36 38 ll a. Noon 1    P. 2    p. rn. rn. rn. 40 42 44 44 ;