Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 25, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania
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STIMSON, HULL RITCHIE CLOSES CONFER ON JAPAN MARYLAND BANKS AND DEBTS TODAY FOR THREE DAYS
American Approval of Nation League Action on Manchuria Possible
Conference With France on War Obligations Seen Likely
WASHINGTON. Frb. AV IT' A conference with vest potentialities v c- arranged for todav between Scc-jr;ary of State Stimson and Senator Cordell Hull, who will succeed him. Out of it may come official American approval of the League of Nations report condemning Japanese domina-t'on of Manchuria.
Ii can be stated on high authority that the State Department thor-curhly approves of the action taken in Geneva yesterday. Whether the department says so publicly today de-j ends on two conditions:
1. Whet her the league’s invitation to the United States to declare its policy is received.
2. Whether Hull approved the department's policy.
Indications were that both conditions would be fulfilled and that the batement of American policy could bo made today.
As though to prepare the ground for a declaration of Far Eastern policy, Hull last night issued a statement supporting the sanctity of treaties He said:
"There should be no laxity on the part of this or any other nation in the observance of both the letter and spirit of treaties and of international good faith.’
Under the Kellogg pact; Japan is bound to seek the solution of disputes only by peaceful means. As a signatory of the nine-power treaty, it is committed to respect Chinese sovereignty.
The league report found that Japan, through the use of military force, ha 4 displaced Chinese sovereignty in Manchuria.
The league also endorsed the policy rf not recognizing the Japanese-sponsored state of Manchoukuo, built rn the ruins of Manchuria. This policy first was laid dowm by Stimson.
The disposition of the present State Department administration is to cooperate in the work of the consultative committee proposed by the league to treat with Japan and China. This question, however, probably will not be decided until after Hull assumes office. A state departmental
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NEW PROBE OF N. J. All ROER ENOS SOON
MOUNT HOLLY. N. J.. Feb. 25 ,up>—Burlington county's new investigation into the fatal shooting of Horace Roberts, Jr., and Miss Ruth M Wilson in 1929 probably will end Monday with the father of the slain girl the last witness.
Prosecutor Howard Eastwood rir-(fined to say what questions he planned to ask John O. Wilson, the father. Approximately thirty persons have been questioned.
The case was reopened at the request of Horace Roberts. Sr., who (ontends his son and Miss Wilson both were murdered. A coroner s jury held that young Roberts killed Miss Wilson, then himself. Roberts believes the slayings are connected with the recent death of Bradway Brown. Fhi’adelphia business man, at Palmyra, N. J.
Brown was murdered, an official ( oner's verdict sent to the State F ucau of VPai Statistic . In d today
SH KS NO KANAI KA FOR THE DEPRESSION
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25-<UP> W. W. Atterbury, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, today told the Senate prosperity committee the only way to beat the depression is to "hit: the bottom and then slowly build up.” "There is no panacea.” he said. Atterbury advocated balanced national and str,te budgets, lowered income taxes, the sales tax. settlement of the debt problem, tariff revision, modification of the anti-trust laws and less regulation of transportation, particularly the railroads.
In relation to the carriers Atter-bury said he favored “full protection of the public interest at all times" but thought there should be ‘a minimum of interference with the discretion of their managers.”
U. S. TRI VSIm BALANT F
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25 INS' Treasury balance as of February 25. 730.822,254.50; expenditures. $7,142-r19 51; Customs receipts. $13,195. 245.82.
HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY
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C ONSTABLE WILL NOT EVICT FA MI LI ES
Evicting unemployed, who have fallen behind in their rent payments i- a task of which no constable is ond, bin it remained for John M. I, Kerns, Upper Darby constable, to declare that in the future he will refuse such a job.
Stating that the list of evictions is getting larger and larger, Kerns said that he could no longer bring himself to take any part in them. He added, however, that he considers himself the "best rent rollector property owners can have" in such cases, for he has in many instances found that a tenant allowed to stay in a home, would pay a little on account. Othervise, the house might have stayed vacant and yielded nothing.
Kerns also said lie had written to Governor Pinchot yesterday urging him to declare a moratorium on payments of mortgage interest. He said that with the dollar buying one-third more, interest charges should be adjusted to new conditions.
LIV DARBY OFFICIALS VOICE DISAPPROVAL
Commissioners of Upper Darby arc peeved, and yesterday it appeared as if they in’end taking the County Commissioners to task for an alleged
For months, yes. years, the powers* that-be in the township have been boasting and advertising about the great community of Upper Darby It was always labeled “the fastest growing community in the country "
Yesterday, one of the township’s commissioners had occasion to look into the Delaware County Record Book And was he mortified?
He looked and looked for the listing of Upper Darby township, but no place was it to be found in the Us Then finally he located it, printed his, Darby. Township (Upper*.”
Imagine listing "Upper Darby the ;rcat" behind that small pint-sized Darby township It is said the commissioners went info a huddle last evening and decided to send a formal protest to the county moguls.
Temperature Near Record Yesterday
Chester residents yesterday besan to think about summer clothing as the mercury soared to 63 decrees
The highest for the date 67 degrees. was recorded in 1930 The Weather Bureau, however, warned it would be colder tomorrow. Today will be rainy and warmer w:*n moderate winds
The usually high temp ratures of the past few day* have fraught J he excess since February I to 55 degree.* The total sinee January I is 377 degrees
BEREAVED BY TRAGEDY
Governor Declares .Moratorium Because of Hea\ \ Withdrawals
205 Institutions Affected; Allowed Only Percentage on Reopening:
BALTIMORE. Md.. Fob 25 UP)
The Baltimore Stock Exchange was closed today "until further notice ’ as a result of the Maryland bank holi-
Governors of the exchange agreed upon thp closing only a few' minutes before the scheduled time for opening at IO a. rn. All deliveries of stock were suspended, Harry Fahnestock. president of the exchange said rn announcing the closing.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 'UP'- ;
Officials of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation promised today that funds to strengthen the cash position of Baltimore banks would be made available to the full extent permissible under the laws governing R F. C. Loans.
BALTIMORE. Md., Feb. 25- <UP>
All banks in Maryland were closed today under a three-day banking holiday proclaimed by Governor Albert Cfi Ritchie to stop heavy withdrawals which the bankers said threatened the stability of the state’s financial institutions.
The holiday, impounding deposits of more than $800,000,000 in 205 banks and trust companies, will continue at least through Tuesday.
Governor Ritchie, in a statement announcing the holiday, expressed confidence the hanks would be able to reopen on Wednesday after pas-age of emergency legislation enabling them to restrict demand withdrawals lo a given percentage of depositors funds.
The governor expected to work out details of the legislation today with Attorney General William Preston Lane.
The proposal will be presented to (he state legislature when ii reconvenes at Annapolis Monday night. Immediate passage under suspension of rules will be sought.
Governor Ritchie announced the holiday last midnight after a six-hour conference with leading Baltimore bankers at the Federal Reserve branch bank.
To assure legality of (lie action, he also issued a proclamation declaring today to be a legal holiday for ail financial institutions. He arranged to issue similar proclamations for succeeding business days until the emergency legislation is enacted.
The crisis was precipitated by heavy withdrawals from Baltimore banks. The withdrawals began Tuesday, increased day by day. and yesterday reached what officials considered a dangerous point.
One banker estimated yesterday’s withdrawals at $6,000,000 and the int a1 for the week at more than $13.-000.000. Baltimore banks have total deposits of about $500,000,000
The demand of depositors for their funds was said to hair been felt by most of the city's banks. Two smaller
DODGE IS FIRED ROOSEVELT AND NE^Si^OF WETS HOPING FOR THE ‘LONE WOLF
EARLY ACTION ON IS FACING LIFE CONVENTION BILL TERM IN PRISON
I he only published photo of Mrs. Martha Fderton Fell, widow of John R. Fell, prominent Philadelphia hanker and sportsman who died with a knife in his heart in a hotel at Solo. Java. Mrs. Fell, who was with her husband at the time of the tragedy, could offer no reason why hr should commit suicide. Police believe I ell s death the result of an accident. Mrs. Fell, who married til" hanker last year, was formerly on the stage.
County C. of C. Extends Appreciation for Proposed Tax Reduction
A resolution of thanks and appreciation of county officials, who so willingly co-operated with the committee on county government, and who t olio wed out rome fugue.:-1 ion with the result that taxes ha) ? bet n I educed, involving a .saving of approximately half a million dollars to the taxpayers of Delaware county, was unanimously passed at the annuel inc tm" of the board of directors of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, held yesterday. The meeting was held in the Chester Club
The resolution points out that when the Chamber of Commerce representatives began making a survey of the county governmental affairs, with the purpose of recommending a retrenchment program, the directors of the poor and other responsible officials heartily co-operated, with the result that it was eventually decided to reduce the Poor Farm and Outdoor Relief tax from 2.5 mills to I 3 mills, and the tax lot- county purposes was slashed from 4 25 nulls to 3.75 mills. The resolution also congratulated and commended the committee upon the conclusion and fruitful ending of "a very great and useful service to the taxpayers of Delaware county.”
The resolution was signed by the following members of the directorate: Geo. L. Alston, Win. Argyle, Col. J. A
G. Campbell, S. I). Clyde. Win Craemer. H. S. Darlington, R ll Diament. Louis C. Emmons. Wm. Faison. Douglas R. Faith, Robert Fussed, Win. T. Oaley, Albert R. Granger. L. Norris Hall, J. A Hayes. Earl F. Hew es Stanley T. Hibberd, J. H. Ward Hinkson, Harry A Hvnes, Herbert I Hutchinson, Everett L. Kent, Wm. P Ijear, dias. R. Long. Wm. D. Mason, E. A McCadden, Clifford H. Peoples Wm. R Provost, Ralph E Rhodes Samuel N Rhodes, James J. Skellv, Ralph Sw arts, Abe Tnllin. H, H Ward, C. Percy Webster, E F White and A. W. Wolson.
WALSH MARRIES MONDAY
HAVANA Feb. 25 (UP) Senator Thomas J. Walsh and Senora Nicies D" Truffin will be married Monday it was learned lodav from friends of the De Truffin family. The wedding will be held about noon at the home of Ambassador Harry F. Guggenheim in Vedado
AIR MAIL Bl BNS
TOLEDO. O. Feb. 25 (UP Seventy-five pounds of air mail mss burned today when a transcon' mental line airplane crashed while landing ar the Toledo airport The pilo’ Nick Laurancana, flying alone, was uninjured.
A. R. GRANGER IS RE-ELECTED
Au ain Honored In Fount v Chamber of Commerce at Annual Meeting
Albert R Granger, regional vire president of the Philadelphia Electric Company, was returned to the presidency of tile Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, at the annual meeting held at th** Chester Club, 511 Welsh street, yesterday afternoon.
Other officers chosen were Charles R Long. vice president . Robert Russell, vice president; J. H. Ward Hinkson. solicitor; Douglas R Faith and William Craemer, treasurers; Herbert L Hutchinson, .secretary, and Clifford
H. Peoples, assistant secretary Charles R Long was also chosen national councillor and William D Mason was named alternate
Delegate* to the national convention are Albert R Granger. William I) Mason. I Norris Hall, J Arthur Ha yea and H S. Darlington.
Following the election. President Granger appointed the following a general committee on public affairs William D Mason, chairman Robert
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RY MAYOR MOORE FROM SAFETY JOI!
Summarily Removed After He Refuses to Resign Directorship
Ends 10-Month ( lash; Accuses Executive of Political Game
Climaxing ten nu n bs of ce: 'rover,sy, Mayor Moore of Philadelphia summarily dismissed Kern Dodge I rom bis post as Director of Public FMoty following Mr. Dodges ret.;.,al of a request lo resign "for the good of the public ser\ ice. ’
In his letter of refusal Mi Dodge challenged the I yor to dismiss him and charged him with attempting to force the resignation for political reasons since the start of his administration last year.
The Mayor's action came on the heels of charges by the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Association that the city's police conditions were ‘miollrr-able ’ and of demands that Mi Moore either remove or support his director and end an alleged "demoralization’ of the Police Bureau. It came less than a month after Judge Howard A Davis had threatened a grand jury inquiry into the police situation unless it was rectified.
Half an hour after he had received tho letter of dismissal, Mr. Dodge turned o\or his ba go. keys and official property to Theodore F. Wixiri assistant director, who was appointed act mg director.
Mr. Wood announced he would "carry out the Mayor’s policies until Mr Dodge's successor had bern named. Major Gen. William G. Price Jr.
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SAN BENITO, Tex. Fob. 25 'UP' District Attorney D. S. Purl announced today that three local youths had signed confessions that the death of Lehman Nelson, 33. flying instructor. and the subsequent suicide of his 21-year-old student, were the outcome of a plot to steal a plane.
CITY POLICE CONDUCT RAID
Two Alleged Proprietors of House Held; Inmates Are Fined
An Innovation in lorn! poller court procedure was introduced this morning when Magistrate Michael A Honan fined nine inmates of an alleged disorderly house and then ordered them finger-printei so that they may be held for cour as material witnesses.
The alleged proprietors of the disorderly house. Robert Butler, 40 Negro, Broomall street near Second street, and Haul Fallow. 29. Negro, were held in $500 bail each for a continued hearing next. Tuesday morning. Their healing was postponed pending analysis of alleged whisky and wine seized by police during the raid.
Ail the inmates fined were Negroes arid none had the $6 35. representing a fine of $5 and costs imposed on each. All were returned to cells and will be committed to the county jail for ten da vs.
The inmates gave their names a Jennie Parker, 36, Eleanor Lawson 22; Agnes Purnell, 22; Grace Jones.
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HELD \S OPERATOR OF NFM BERS GAME
Captolla Jordan. Negro, of the looo block Bradford Way, which is located in what is generally termed Flower Hill, was held in $500 bail for court when arraigned before Magistrate Shumway, of the Seventh ward, last night, charged with operating a lottery,
Jordan was arrested bv State Detective P J, Qulin, who says lie found .several number slips and small bets in the defendant • possession. The arrest makes the sixth within a week thai Quinn has made on alleged lottery operators
M ASFI II LI) RI ll RN ING HOME
NEW YORK. Feb. 25 GJP)- John Masefield, poet-laureate of England, ends his American visit toriav He ails with Mrs. Masefield on ’ne liner Majestic scheduled to leave her slip tonight.
CERMAK STILE FIGHTING DEATH
Oxygen Tanks Hoi nj: Fsecl to Take Strain DIT His Heart
MIAMI. Fla Feb 25 'UP' Physicians attempting to -ave Ma-or Anton J Cerro ak of Chicago from the bullet wound he received last week in the attack on President-elect Roosevelt, decided today to put him under an oxygen tent a’ Jackson Memorial Hospital.
This device Is designed to aul breathing and take some of the strain off of his heart, which is weakening rapidly.
The oxygen tent announcement was made shortly after the Mayors physicians had issued the following bulletin at 10 30 a. rn :
Mayor Orrnak a condition remains practically unchanged so far as can be determined by physical examination The kidney function is improved according to laboratory reports. The lungs show no increasing evidence of congestion However, his exhaustion is quite marked causing anxiety a* to the ultimate outcome
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WOODIN DISCUSS RANKING ISSUES
Domestic Situation Due for Review With Treasury Head-to-he
Morganthau ricked for Job; Gurley, of Boston, to Be Recognized
HYDE PARK. N V . Feb. 25 tINS* The dome:.se banking situation, still strained in spots, was due for review today by President-elect Roosevelt.
William H W,iodin, of New York scheduled to be tile next secretary of the treasury will be the principal caller at Hyde Park
Wood in is fresh from a long con ference with Secretary of the Pre un Ogden Mills, and from a meeting of tile board of directors of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, of which he is a member,
One of Mr Roosevelt's fust efforts after March 4 will be the business OI bolstering institutions thai remain s laky and the reopening of others in which large sums of tho publics deposits are frozen at present
Before coming to his family e tate here, the President-elect conferred at length with Jesse Jones, of Texas a member of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, on this same subject. Jones Is slated to heroin* chairman of the R. F. C. under the new administianon.
Mr Roosevelt and his treasury set relary-to-be also, of course, will ponder over the general question of fed oral finances.
A portion of tile Pi calden!-elect, s day was to be devoted to beginning the draft of his en.ht --minute inaueu
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PLANS HOLI HOI It
VATICAN (TI V Fob. 25 (UP' Pope Pius XI issued a message today inviting the world to celebrate the holy hour on April 7, the day before the inauguration of the Holy year The Pontiff will officiate at an imposing ceremony at St Peter’s foi adoration of the Eucha ret.
ONE MAN KILLED;
2 OTHERS HURT
Automobile1 < rn hrs Into I>,»!<» We-f ( buster
Bole on Dike, Lppcr Darby
(>ne man was killed and two male companions seriously injured when a high-powered auto of the roadster type in which they were riding crashed into a telegraph pole on the West Chester pike near Linden boulevard, Upper Darby, about 3 o'clock this morning.
The victim \v;r Daniel McBride. 28 of 33 Roulston boulevard, Oakmont. Those Injured, who arr patients in the Delaware County Hospital, are Bernard Hannum, 30, also of 33 Roulston boulevard. Oakmont and George Kelly, 27. of 47 West Turnbull avenue, South Ardmore,
According to Upper Darby police, Kelly was driving the ear west on West chester pike and had reached
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KOR AR KA TOI) VA
Rain is predicted today and probably tomorrow in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Mat viand It will be w,armer tonight and slightly colder tomorrow.
'Die highest temperature here yesterday wa.* 63 degrees, at 2 45 p rn and the lowest was 42 at 6 30 a. rn Hie average of 52 was seventeen degree above normal for the date and twenty-two degrees above the aver age February 24 last year Maximum temperature for tile date i* 67. established in 1930, and minimum 2 in 1889
Sunrise today was al 6 40 a rn , and sunset will be at 5 48 p rn , Eastern standard tune.
I RKKJIIT KO V MINUS SHOW RISK IN VV KKK
for him since I 25. The wa as sworn ou i, manager of i where Dunbar .% a collector IV Hied he took ti lost it gambling
WA BH If Cai load I ne t he we* k *
514 390 an preceding way A; oc: Total lo, cars be lev s ponding ear* under in 1931.
[OION. Feb. 25 (UP) -s of revenue freight for riding February 18 totaled increase of 13 070 over the week, the American Rail-anon reported today.
'ding however were 57,875 loadings in the corre-4'cek of 1932, and 198 766 the corresponding period
I IMM ISSI OFFS'
Fifty pound a local store, 1 driven by Ha ma mown ave ter day af tern* lice in .st opp
of r andy destined for as colen from a truck t v Fortine!, 1040 Off-
tie, Philadelphia, yes-un Lorimor told port at a store at Six
teenth street and Providence avenue and while driving between t Da * point. and Sixth street and Fdgmont avenue, the candy disappeared.
HOME ECONOMICS RENCH WARRANT CLASSIS TO All) FOR WOMAN
AA ii) T ake Active Part in ( (induct of Times (’Hoking School
Co-operation Time!, Cooking 'r Tuesday, Wednesda (•moons arid 'I rn next week, i;- be; only bv the merci
i the Chester ool, to Iv held and Friday aorta- evening of
ii extended not nt* of the city,
but bv the Chester school*, us well A letter bear.i.g Die good wisher of Mrs Edith S R<- 1 supervisor of home economies It- the pub!.* school* of Hie 'citv has be'-n received If tan 'n- plan for Hie attendance of cliff* ti;' home economies classes a’ Uh- .session' of the chool, and informs that aides will be selected from among Hie members of these classes, to a est at the sessions.
Miss Ruth Jone nvieher of home economies at the Franklin School, will take her cia to the school Tuesday afternoon. The following girls have been named a* aider Esther Quimby, Calliope Diacumakos Gertrude Harris. Mary De Medio
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Kails lo Comply With ('ourUs Ruling in Fatal Auto Accident
A bench warrant was I sued bv Judge Albert Dutton MaeDade for Miss Isabelle Bolton, young Ne.' York nurse, whose automobile struck and killed a woman, as she was alighting from a trolley ear at Twenty-.second and Ed g rn oat avenue, this city, several months ago
Mi.' Bolton pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter at the September term of criminal court and
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PHILS I I K ANSI EK RL I)
Among the clerical changes and appointment* announced yesterday by Cardinal Dougherty, is the Rev Charles 8. Comely, rector of St Margaret Mary Alaeoque x Church. Ess mg ion, who has been transferred to the Church of St Francis Xavier Philadelphia where he will become assistant ret tea- He will be succeeded by Rev, John J. Murphy, formerly as. j,s»ant at the Church of 8* Ed-
Antieipated McClure Measure Will Be Out on Floor Next W eek
Court Threatens to Invoke Law as It Regards a Fourth Offender
.euislative Fireworks Ex- Man Who Committed Rohnert ed on Several Other beries Here to Be Sen-
legislative Plans tenced Next Week
Out (if the youngest members of I hr incoming administration is Rep I esc ii ti 11 \ c I evils \\ Douglas of \ri /ona. who has hern appointed Director of the Budget in President-elect Roosevelt. He is 79 years old and has been chairman of (he House la-ononis Committee He will succeed J. Clawson Hoop, lot mn In of I plaint.
WOMAN KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE
Fatal Accident Occur* on Post Road, Trainer; Driver of Gar Arrested
Mrs. Eva Hill, 65, of tills rlfv, n former resident of Northeast, Md,
1 as struck and killed bv im automobile last night, about 8 30 o clock, on the Post. road. Trainer, when .she attempted to cross tire highway near Main street,
She wa taken to the Chester Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. Patrolman John Talbot, of the city polar loire, upon learning of the fatality, wa iii to the hospital where he was la lei joined bv Constable Cyrus W Moulder!, of ’I rallier.
Houlden aire ted John Carney, of 708 Highland avenue, this city, drivel of the car, who had accompanied the woman to the hospital, and took him to Trainer where he was arraigned fora hearing before Magi Ii; Ie 14* ii -ta min, following which he was released in $1500 bail lo appear at the coroner s inquest
The victim was at first thought to he Mrs Anna Dickinson, of 34 Race street, 'Darner, us (hat name appeared on a slip of paper carried in her purse. Her husband. Turner Dlrkin1 on, a night wilt) liman at one of Die plant rn the locality, was notified and after an investigation located his wife at then home.
Carney, driver of the ear. said the woman stepped in the path of the machine and in trying to avoid sh iking her, lie swerved tile ear and ran up a bank at ttie side of the highway.
'Die woman, who had no particular home, wa* last known to have resided on Concord avenue, near .Set ond street, and earned her living by Ha vs work in this city and the lower .■-eel ion of the county Identification was made tills morning by Herman Bostick, of 'Trainer, in who e home Mrs Hill at on* time had been employed Die body was removed from the hospital to the morgue of Is F White, at 'Iturd and Noms streets,
HELD ON GII AUGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT
Chalked wit Ii the embezzlement of $8 400, Charles K Dunbar. 38. of Upper Darby, wa* held in $4 000 bail I yesterday by Magistrate Patton in Philadelphia
Dunbar wa* arrested Thursday in Atlantic City by police who had been
HARRISBURG. Feb. 25 (INS* The scene of battle may shift next week to Pennsylvania'* Senate, all signs indicated today.
I ving Dormant there are the legislative fireworks which crackled their way through the House in the last. three weeks, all of them aimed at the prohibition and blue laws.
Several good-sized piece* of explosive held in the Senate's law and order committee include the Schwartz Sunday sports bill and the Conner-Snwers dry repealet both passed by the lower branch, and the McClure bill providing for a constitutional convention.
With all this energv producing material pent up m the Senate, and more of its kind on the way in the House, liberal legislation give* every indication of holding indefinitely to the main track. Legislators who hoped to rid themselves of blue and dry law reform proposals early In the session in order to give weighty financial and educational problem* the right, of way, find then plans balked.
Wets anticipate that Senator McClure s convention bill will be re-poried in the floor for action early next week, but there is na certainly about it. House liberals similarly have been anticipating relaase of the blue law modifier from five same Senate committee, but so far the Sunday ba: cha ll l)lll hasn't lot to first Ila e m the upper branch
A- for the Cnnner-Sowers dry relic,lier leaders have quite plainly indicated it will be kepi under rover until liquor control legislation, being drafted bv a House committee, catches up with lf
Pointing to early action on Senator McClures bill, however, is the fact that the assembly is virtually under compulsion to deal with national prohibition. Congressional pns-
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SENDS IHS KIRST
CASK TO COURT
What Is said to la* the first case i el in ned to court by Alderman J. A Nor! hum, of the First ward, who was tppolntod to fill tlie unexpired term of th late Alderman P. P Oglesby, wa.- recorded Thursday night, when he held John Botlomley, 21. of 1218 Kerim .sin!, for court on a "hit and run” charge.
Bottomlcy was arrested on a warrant obtained bv the father of Leon Keiehnerk Eighth stied and Krtg-mont avenue, IO days after, it is charged, an automobile driven by Bottomlcy struck the youngster on Ninth street near Penn street, thi? t city.
Police records reveal that Botfom-Jey p ported the accident on February ! 12. .shortly aft*r it took place. His report reveals that he stopped his machine after the lx>y darted from the sidewalk and was brushed by a fender of the vehicle At the time of irporting the accident., Bottomlcy said he sought to have the boy to accompany him to the Cluster Hospital, a blo* i ii'uiv, or the office of a physician. but th" boy persistently i cf used to do so arui ran away, .stating he was union t.
ADOPT NEAA FLAN
Supplementary to the regular board listing of Hie city fire alarm system by boxes, a special list has been posted on the bulletin board of the Moya-
mensing Hook and Ladder Company, showing only calls which are to be answered on first alarm by that company and designating the apparatus to be used in answering these rail*
'J h*' company will respond to 83 calls in it* proper district. Of these both the aerial ladder truck and tin pumping apparatus will answer 66 'alls. while the pumping apparatus will respond to 17 All calls to which only the pumper will respond are in ftic Upper residential section of the ' tty where the buildings ar* not of great height and where th* alarms will be covered by the city service truck of the Good Will Fire Com- ! Piny, No. 2.
"DID NKS” ARF I IM I)
Three.firfha of the "drunks” who fared Magistrate Honan in police court th I* morning w-re fined $2 and costs, or made occupy a cell for 24 hour* Those fined were slated ai Thomas Mulbmev, 23, of the 1000 block West Third st reel; John McKinney, 21, Second and Lloyd streets,) and John Tigg-. 32. Twelfth and Townsend streets Those discharged were Howard Pollard, Fourth street near Crosby street, and James Huey,. Upland.
Young Matron dues Natives Thrill With Snappy Male Attire
Marlene Dietrich may be setting them agog in Hollywood with her male attire, but a well-known voung Chester matron had em googly-eyed yesterday afternoon on Kdgmont avenue when she sauntered up and down the high-* way, dressed in a snappy coat, vest and long pants costume. The male garb had been reposing for a few days in the show windows of a Women s wear store, on Kdgmont avenue, and attracted the attention of the young lady. Dared by a friend to be the first in Chester to emulate the stronger sex in attire, she purchased the clothing, made a quick change, then proceeded to give the natives something to talk about
She swaggered up and down. with serious mien, hut balked only when asked bv a newsie. Let * see von strike a match Uke Pop does
Charles Tater, 42, who gained con-siderablr notoriety several month* HRO, as the “Lone Wolf,” who burglarized 23 homes in the First ward, will he sentenced next. Friday and, Jude-lng from remarks made by Judge Albeit Dutton MaeDade. yesterday. may be the first prisoner in Pennsylvania to get. life imprisonment, under the habitual criminal net..
When Tater appeared yesterdav for sentence before Judge John M. Broomall and Judge Mac Dade, the latter remarked: "Tater, according to vour record, this Is your fourth offense and I strongly favor giving you life imprisonment. If I have my wav about it, you will be committed for life, next Friday.” He then instructed Assistant District Attorney louis A. Bloom to take the matter up with District Attorney William J. MacCarter, Jr and make preparation!, to have 'Tater committed for life.
The defendant was arrested bv Patrolman Daniel McCarthy after homes in the First ward section had been robbed one after the other, for a period extending over several weeks. He pleaded guilty to almost IOO indictments charging burglary, breaking and entering and larceny, and .sentence was deferred pending an investigation bv the immigration authorities, who believed he was an allen
Tater, who lived in Eddystone at the time of his airest, was given from 5 to lo years in this county in 1915, for robbery, and was also convicted twice in Philadelphia of similar offenses
Sentence wa* to be passed yesterday. hut was deferred when Hie indictments against the man could not
II MDS FROM TRAIN; ESCA DFS MARSH AL
CLEVELAND, Feb. 25 INS* Paul Baker, reputed "brains” of a nationwide tire hi-jacking ring. today made a sensational escape from a New' York deputy marshal by diving headlong through a window of a New York to-Cleveland train as it arrived at the Union terminal depot here
Baker, under a Federal indictment here on a charge of stealing from interstate freight shipments, wax being returned from New York City, where he was apprehended. He is one of seven men Indicted in connection with the "hi-larking” of more than five truckloads of tires being shipped by Akron rubber companies
According to U. 8. Marshal William Williams Baker plunged through the train window and disappeared in the crowds in the station during a rush hour.
KILL! I) IN ( RASH
LANCASTER, Pa., F>h 25 (INS) Ivan Morris. 22, of Delta, York county a student at the Millersville State 'leachers' College, was killed and his fiancee, Miss Mary Elizabeth Morris. 19. also of Delta, wa* seriously injured last night when the car he WTS driving left the highway south of Quarryville and crashed into a pole.
'The English national anthem ha* been slowed up bv request of the King Now if someone would only do something with the "Star-Spangled Banner” before Memorial Day rolls around.
A Milwaukee baby ha* been chria-
tenad Anton Ccrmak Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But when he grows up a little the neighborhood kid*
will Just call him Tony.
Pity the little Demo* rat* who exile*! a silo*' of the patronage. They don’t know what faction of Democrats to line up with these days.
Two men were arrested In the West End for stealing an empty pigpen That being a poor way to bring home the bacon.
A man arrested here for Intoxication gave his name as Czyzewworieskl. Mike Honan couldn't even pronounce en tenor on a name like that, so he freed him.
A married woman wearing men’s trousers was seen on Kdgmont avenue yr torday Lots of other mar
ried women who "wear the trousers” on the k l me street, but not so conspicuous.
Bill Burk says he must look like John D. Rockefeller, so many buttonhole him on the street for a dime.
I or al men want the government to broaden and deepen the river channel here But isn t the government already in pretty deep water?
A x/al law ei a .>h' \ takes his own sheets and roves when he goes traveling He doesnt bother with pillows, because he already ha* enough cases.
WASHINGTON. tel). '15—I 'Pl — Forecast for tonight and Sunday:
Ka stern Pennsylvania; Rain this afternoon and tonight; slightly warmer in extreme northeast por-tlrn; Sunday rtmidjr and colder.
Western Pennsylvania; Cloudy prettied by ram tonight, colder in west portion; sunday partly cloudy and colder.
New Jersey: Rain this afternoon and tonight; Sundae cloudy and colder.
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