Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 22, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania
MTH YEAR—NO. 17,54'
Ims'Pd W rf Report'* and International Nev
I United s Service
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CHESTER, PA., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 22. 1033
PRICE, TWO CENTS
LABOR BLOC IN HOUSE BOLTS JOB PROPOSALS
Federation Chief Says Roosevelt Plan Is Inimical to Wage Scale
Congress Leaders Join; Committee Meets and Calls Hearings
WASHINGTON, March 22—<UP> —President Roosevelt's proposal to recruit an army of 250,000 jobless and put it to work on government projects, was blocked at least temporarily today by the House Labor Committee.
Tlie group, headed by Chairman Connery, an announced foe of the President's plan, voted formally to hold public hearings of indefinite duration before attempting to make a report on the Byrns bill authorizing the formation of the labor corps.
The American Federation of Labor, spokesman for a million voters, declared officially against the relief program. President Green, of the federation, asserted he found it “repugnant” and dangerous to wage scales, and said so in no uncertain terms.
His opinion was echoed bv Congressional leaders of the “Labor bloc”.
Connery and other opponents of the bill concentrated their attacks on its “military discipline” and low wage provisions.
Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins announced that the “employment army” would be recruited largely through the War Department's enlistment service.
Jobless men who “enlist” for the required year will be uniformed; paid army wages .of $1.00 a day; gathered in work camps under strict discipline; and then set to wrork upon reforestation and reclamation project.
Immediate funds to finance the program will be obtained from a $200,000,000 unexpended balance of public works appropriations in the Treasury. The whole program, in initial stages at least, will come under the joint supervision of Miss Perkins, first woman cabinet off iceland Secretary of War Dem.
House leaders, aware of the gathering storm but undisturbed by grumblings in the ranks, proceeded with plans for speedy passage. When the time comes, party whips will crack, and that will be all there is to it, the loaders are confident.
President Green of the A. F. of L., in his denunciation of the bill, said, “labor will be greatly alarmed because It will fear that the imposition of a form of compulsory service under military control and army rates of pay will depress and lower wage scales and w-age standards paid and established for similar work.”
WHERE HITLER MADE A DRAMATIC BID FOR RULE OF REICH
ELL TAX EVASION CASE TO BE SPEEDED
Federal Attorney Presents Evidence to N. V. (Hand Jury
Ex-Rank ( hairman in .SIO,OOO Rail; Rich Men Worry
Amid scenes of military splendor reminiscent of empire days, historic Garrison Church of Potsdam ' a bove), resting place of both Frederick the Great and Friedrich Wilhelm I. was the setting yesterday for Chancellor Adolf Hitler's challenge to the new German Reichstag to rebuild the Fatherland’s greatness by might if a union of forces fails. Prow n-shirtcd Hitler deputies filled more than half the crowded church as their leader, seeking a four-year dictatorship, railed for cultivation of the old national tradition and revoked Germany’s admission of war guilt.
HITLER TO GET
DICTATORSHIP BURNED FATALLY
NEW YORK, March 22 —i UP' — The government's charges of income tax evasion against, Charles E. Mitchell, former head of National City Bank interests, were presented to a Federal Grand Jury today by United States District Attorney George Z. Medalie.
Medalie refused to discuss the case before he entered tile Grand Jury room.
Mitchell, former chairman of all the vast enterprises affiliated with the National City Bank, was arrested last night, at his Fifth Avenue home, and was released in $10,000 bull.
As he moved against Mitchell, I United States Attorney George Z. Medalie announced that he had de- I layed taking action against another prominent banker, Joseph W. Harriman. on more series charges for I nearly three months upon orders from the Department of Justice in the Hoover administration.
The delay was requested bv the comptroller of the currency to give time to reorganize the Harriman National Bank, it was explained, but the bank was not reorganized. It was not allowed to re-open after the National Bank holiday, and Harriman. Its president, was arrested, charged with financing bank stock purchases through false entries in customers’ accounts.
The charge against Mitchell was based upon a stock transaction of a type admittedly not rare in 1929.
Mitchell told freely of the transaction when he testified recently before the Senate Banking Committee, and it was obvious that he had legal I assurance in which he had confidence that there was nothing illegal in-
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RESCUES YOUNG WOMAN FROM RIVER
Police of this city and Eddystone have been unable to determine the identity of a young woman, who attempted to drown herself, shortly after noon yesterday, in the muddy and swollen flood waters of Ridley river, at Ninth street bridge.
Rivermen, who inhabit (he cottages and houseboats in the vicinity, say they were attracted by loud voices from the middle of the span and saw
PKN Eli A LIA" FAIR
Generally fair and slightly colder is the prediction in Eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. It will be fair tomorrow. The highest temperature here yesterday w as 48 degrees, at 5 40 p. in . and the lowest was 37, at 5 15 a. rn The average of 42 was normal for the date but ten degrees above the average March 21 last year. Maximum temperature for the date is 83. established in 1921, and minimum 6, in 1885.
Sunrise today was at 6 OI a. rn., and sunset will be at 6.15 p. rn., Eastern Standard time.
SUNDAY SPORTS BILL REFERRED TO CONFERENCE
Committee to Compromise on Differences Ret ween House and Senate
I ncmploynicnt Situation
( OIINCH. CREATES ®EI^™TFS°NF PRESIDENT SIGNS •SUPT IU,- pm im. ' BEER-W1NE BILL;
SUPT. OE POLICE; POSITION
Continues to Worry Legislators
SAYS SHE LEFT PURSE IN
Reichstag Assembles Tomorrow to Strip Itself of
TAXI Legislative I
A tax! driver, who deserted his fare, but took her pocketbook, is being sought here today by police, following a complaint registered with them by a Mrs. MeShade, 919 Morton avenue.
According to police records, the woman boarded the taxi at Second and Lamokin streets at 10.30 o'clock last night. She directed the driver to take her to Eddystone and from there to an apartment house on Fifth street, east of Crosby street. When she entered the latter place she asked the driver to wait for her, but he vanished without waiting for hrs money. The woman claims she left her pocketbook in the cab.
CLAYMONT MAN DROWNS IN
CHESTERTOWN, Md.. March 22— • INS)—Wesley Price, 22, of Claymont, Del., was drowned today in about 20 feet of water in Lankford bay, when the rowboat he was paddling sprang a leak.
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Walbert, at whose farm he was visiting, stood by helplessly as he sank after calling for help.
WORD FROM BROTHER
Sergeant Carl Peterson yesterday received word from his brother. John, who Is located in California. For a time It was feared that Peterson had been Injured In the earthquake at Long Beach. According to the message received here yesterday, Mr. Peterson has been living in a town about 20 miles from the scene of the earthquake.
HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY
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i BERLIN, March 22—«UP)— Pledged to support Chancellor Adolf Hitler as ! Supreme Dictator, the Reichstag will assemble tomorrow in the Kroll Opera House here to receive the official demand of the Fascist Government for dictatorial power.
Immediately after Hitler’s address, the program will call for first and second readings of an enabling act which will strip the Reichstag of legislative power until 1937. Nazi domination of the body was capped yesterday by the re-election of Hermann Wilhelm Goering, right hand man of Hitler, as speaker of the body, and the Hitler dictatorship seemed certain to be approved.
Draped with the black, white and red flag of Imperial Germany, Berlin today reviewed the tumultous events of 24 hours, a monarchist reaction so vivid and emphatic that March 21 will, it is believed by many, be considered henceforth Germany's “Independence Day.”
The martial spirit and excitement of “awakened Germany” has been heightened by dispatches from .War-,
C ontinued on Page Seven FIRE DESTROYS AWNING
Fire destroyed an awning In front of a store at 2601 West Sixth street, last evening. The blaze was extinguished by members of the district fire companies responding to thalami turned in from Box 232, at Sixth and Wilson streets.
Dress Ignited by Flame From Oil Lamp in Birmingham Twp. Home
Burned when a match dropped from her hand and ignited a tablecloth as she lighted an oil lamp in the home of John McBride, in Birmingham township, where she was the housekeeper, Mrs. Mary Baker, 65, of Glen Mills, died in the Chester County Hospital at West Chester, yesterday morning, at 10 45 o’clock.
Mr. McBride was awakened by Mrs Baker’s screams and rushing to the kitchen found her enveloped in flames. He quickly wrapped lier in a rug, smouldering the flames, and stamped out the fire which was .spreading from the burning table cloth. As soon as possible he sum- i moned the Chester County Hospital ambulance and the woman Was removed there shortly before 7 o'clock. She was burned over almost her entire body and had also inhaled the flames.
Mrs, Baker, who was the widow of Abraham Baker, is .survived by a son. Thomas Baker, of South Mat lark street. West Chester; a daughter, Mrs. Da'niel Green, of Gradyville, and another daughter, Helen Baker, of Philadelphia.
REPRESENTED ( HESTER
A number of local teachers Journeyed to Philadelphia last evening and listened to speakers from the state and national teachers’ organizations describe the effects of proposed legislation on the present status of teacher;' retirements and the payments of school districts and individual teachers toward the state retirement funds.
I HARRISBURG, March 22—(INS)
J —Speaker Grover C. Talbot today named the conference committee on the part of the House to meet with Senate representatives In Rn effort I to reach an agreement on amendments to the Schwartz Sunday Spoi ls j bill.
Those named were Rep. Louis 1 Schwartz, Philadelphia, sponsor of the bill; Rep, Joseph G, Steedle, Allegheny, and Rep. Wilson G. Sang, Berks. Democratic floor leader.
The committee on the part of the Senate was named as follows; Senators Joseph C. Trainer, Phlladel-| phia; John J. McClure, Delaware, and James J. Coyne, Allegheny.
Schwartz today denied knowledge : of any plan to have the disputed ; measure killed in conference com-! mittee.
He said his purpose in rejecting Senate amendments and sending the I bill to a joint committee was to I clarify it and make the text read-1 able, He explained that the amendments were so extensive that the continuity of the text was virtually destroyed.
Legislative practice In eliminating words and phrases in a measure is merely to bracket tile eliminations ; and leave all the type remain,
: Schwartz contended the text, wfus ; now so full of bracketing that It was hardly understandable.
When the House passed the bill, it permitted immediate legalization of all outdoor sports on Sunday afternoon. With Senatorial approval, the measure provided for referenda I a young woman, believed to be in her nrxt November preliminary to rnuni-
twenties, and a man of about :nPa' licenses pertaining only to
Formal Protest of Rosiness Men’s Committee Proves I utile
Mayor explains Plan Is Fxperiment; Notes Salary Savings
Despite formal protest by a eom-: mittee of local business men. City I Council, at its session held yesterday : afternoon, passed by unanimous vote I an ordinance creating tile office of ; superintendent of police with a fixed salary of $2,000 per annum.
Mayor Ward offered the explana- I lion to nu audience of spectators fill- j mg council chamber, that the treat- I lug of the additional police bureau • position was in the nature of an ex- I periment and that council's action I was in keeping with a suggestion made by a group of re presen Ut ti vc taxpayers, that a police efficiency expert be engaged by the city in an effort to attain greater proficiency in the police department.
A few days ago, a committee waited upon Mayor Ward and announced that a delegation of business men would attend council meeting to formally protest, against passage of the ordinance. When council convened at 2 o'clock, the delegation had not put in appearance.
"Council Is about to consider on second and final reading, Ordinance No, 8, creating the position of superintendent of police in the department of public affairs,” said Mayor Ward. “Is there any person who has anything to suggest. I hestitate to proceed with consideration of the ordinance as members of a committee of business men, who conferred with me recently, expressed a desire to lie present and voice objection to the passage of this ordinance."
There being no response. Mayor Ward directed Clerk Newsome to proceed with the reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting. A short time later, a delegation headed by W. F. Delehanty, secretary of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, entered Council Chamber. Addressing them, Mayor Ward said; “We have before us Ordinance No. 8, creating the office, or position of superintendent of police, and we grant you gentlemen an audience.”
Mr. Delehanty, spokesmen for the business men, after acknowledging the invitation, said; "The Chester
SALES APRIL 7TH
Roosevelt Signature Brings Rack I^cgal Beverage After 13 Years
darner Also Signs Promptly After Senate Meets; leverages Ready
Steps in Career
WASHINGTON. March 22— (UP)- The log of national prohibition :
December 18, 1917—Sixty-fifth Congress submits the eighteenth amendment to states.
January 16, 1919 Tile required thirty-sixth state (Nebraska) ratifies the amendment.
January 29, 1919 Secretary of state proclaims adoption of amendment.
October 28, 1919 — Congress
passes Volstead act, enforcing amendment, over President Wilsons veto.
.January 16, 1920—Secretary of
state declares eighteenth amendment. In effect.
January 17, 1920 -Volstead act becomes effective.
February 20, 1933 -Congress
submits prohibition repeal amendment. to states.
March 13, 1933 — President
Roosevelt proposes Volstead act
modfiication to Congress.
March 22. 1933 — President
Roosevelt signs beer bill. Goes
into effect at 12 01 a. rn. April 7.
Engulfed with applications for beer permits, Dr. James M. Doran, commission of Industrial alcohol, is one of the busiest men In Washington. Here you see him at his desk in the Prohibition Bureau, untangling the morning mail.
LOCAL TEACHERS AGREE TO ACCEPT IO P.C. PAY CUT
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AWARD CONTRACT LOR SEWER UNIT
AT AGUA CALIENTE
2—Isleton. Beset. Volta* ast, Grey-lock, Ono, Dutch Boy.
3—Duper. Savoyard, Half Saint, Hal-lock, Pico Blanco.
6—Mary Bane, Galloping Jo, Phusv, Arcnrdancr, Oblige, Rufe McClain.
8—Herdsman, Uhenenceau, Dude Rancher, Privately.
Heather, clear; track, fast.
VT FAIR GROUNDS
.7—( None I.
4—Chimney Sweep, Mike Reynolds,
5— i None»,
6—Bold Robin, Batty.
Heather, clear; track, fast.
Sun Oil to Produce Propane
Gas For Small Town Plan ts
BANK ROBBER IS FOUND GUILTY
the same age, who appeared to be in the midst of a heated verbal quarrel, The woman was then seen to leave the man and proceed to the river bank at the end of the bridge. It is said that her steps were unsteady and observers are of the opinion that she was intoxicated
Stepping to the bank the young woman waded into the stream and then suddenly got to a point beyond her depth as she slipped on a precipitous ledge. The young man stood watching her and after removing his coat and shoes, plunged Into the waters and aided the struggling woman ashore.
As she was brought lo the bank her companion, assisted by rivermen and by a messenger boy, Allan Bradley, who was passing by at the time, dragged the woman out of the water Bradley said she appeared to be in a highly nervous condition and he j heard her mutter, "God forgive me." She was carried to an ice wagon, | which had stopped at the scene of the attempted suicide and was whisked away toward this city. A large crowd was attracted to the scene and trolley cars and motor vehicles were halted at the bridge.
INVENTORY OF ( HAIG ATMORE WILL FILED
According to the inventory filed at Media, the estate of Craig Atmore, late of 314 Louelia avenue, Wayne, is valued at $92,097, of which $43,550 represents 871 shares of stock of Atmore and Son.
Mr. Atmore willed his wife, Mrs Anna Petzelt Atmore, $1,000, and directed that the remainder of the estate be held in trust for her and three children. Mr1. Atmore is to receive $3,600 annually and each child not more than $600 annually. Mr Atmore died on January 28, last.
baseball and football contests for which admission is charged.
Rep. Louis Schwartz, Philadelphia, who introduced the bill the first day
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C,KUKUK (J. LKII’KIt WINS BLUK RIBBON
Although he is Rf), George O
Leiper, of Leiperville, leaves no doubts in the minds of persons who watch him perform as to his adeptness In riding a horse.
Entered in a class for gentlemen j riders at. the monthly show of the Saddle Horse Association of Philadelphia, in the 103rd Cavalry Armory, Philadelphia, last night, the octoge-; na ria n raptured the blue ribbon and a bronze statue of “Man-O -War",
Mr. Leiper, who rides with the Radnor Hunt Club every week, had as his mount last night., Admiration, a bay gelding recently obtained by ' the Riding Club of Philadelphia.
FATAL ( RASH DUE TO REC KLESS DRIVING
That Charles August Itus. 24-year-old Chester man, came to his death as j the result of his own reckless driving I was the decision reached bv a Ches- ( ter county coroner’s Jury which yes- j terday afternoon Investigated the , fatal accident which occurred on the Philadelphia-West Chester Pike, at Delchester, Sunday night.
Augustin^ was instantly killed when the car he was driving stdewiped another machine and crashed headon into a large truck. Mary Mclinkoff 18, and Stella Wallace, 18, also of Chester, who were in the car with Augustitus, were .slightly injured, j They were discharged from the Ches- I ter County Hospital yesterday.
Contract for const met Ion of the Delaware River interceptor unit of the intercepting sewer system designated as Contract 18 and extending from Delaware avenue and Reaney street to the sewage disposal plant at the foot of Thin low st reet, was j awarded by City Council, in session yesterday, to the lowest of seven I bidders.
The proposal of Vincenzo DtFran-' cisco, of Llanerch, $57,798 25 was accepted, with the understanding that the successful contractor will give preference to Chester workmen Tin-other bidders and their respective bids werp Jafolia and DeSriplo, Philadelphia, $63,942 45; Lombardi Company, Inc., Philadelphia, $65,394; Ralph I)iVito, Philadelphia. $06,993; John Matriculant. Baltimore, Md., $71 451 50; Pennsylvania Engineering and Construction Company, Philadelphia. $79,729.75; E R. Moorehouae Company, Camden, N. J , $80,639.05.
Three transfer ordinances presented bv Mayor Ward, Director of Streets a. J J J on fir
at Meeting of Association Held Yesterday
President of School Board Predicts Reduction in Number of Teachers
The Che,*der agreed to take
True he rs’ A ssoc I at ioi I the IO per cent, cut proposed to them by the Chester School Board. This decision was reached at the meeting of the teachers held in the auditorium of the Chester High School, yesterday afternoon.
Due to the financial condition of the Chester School District, drastic retrenchments are due for the next school term and in order in minimize this danger the teachers acquiesced In the plea of the school board as made through Its president, diaries P. Larkin, Jr.
Mr. Larkin appeared before the Teachers' Association meeting yesterday and in a brief and concise address laid the situation before audience. He stressed eo-oper-id out that action present time may keep the situation under control and prevent worse pit-falls in the future.
Lvw I ikVUiV/’' /HT 4 pull 'n,r pre*idem of the i non! board
I' ULM MY IIM* (JUARRLL stat i th ii », (.-iii
-, | ductlon of the teaching forces before!
Hunter and Director of Finances ! his Lut t rell, were read and passed j ation and point* st reading. J at, the present t
WIFE TAKES POISON
Becoming despondent after a domestic spat with her husband early this morning, Mrs. Mary Matters, 19, of Beeond street, near Lamokin street, attempted suicide by drinking poison, pollee say After draining a vial, the young woman lapsed into unconsciousness, Bhp was found by her husband who removed her to the Chester Hospital, where she responded to emergency treatment. She was admitted to the institution for observation.
i the next school term begins. This ' reduction will take place in spite of the voluntary cut .«* '.( it by the association. It Is the popular belief, however thai the cut will lessen the number of teachers dismissed when the new contracts will be re af , d, This fact was brought out clearly by Mr, Larkin in his talk. He stated trmt it was essential that a number of teachers must be dropped. "There
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WASHINGTON, March 22— (UP)—• After more than thirteen years ot 1'xiii', beer and light wines will bo back as legal beverages on April 7
President Roosevelt today signed tho Cullen-Harrison bill modifying the Volstead Act. to permit 3.2 per cent, beer and wine.
The first sales under the new law will be permissible at 1201 a. rn. on Friday the 7th, two weeks from the day atter tomorrow.
The bill was dispatched immediately to the White House via the Houso Committer on Enrolled Bills. It was taken to the House end of the Capitol by Frank McAllister, a Senate messenger.
Garner signer! the bill two minutes after the Senate met. The House clerk, bealing the engrossed and enroll'd bill, was wailing at the door and was ushered in promptly.
It, was necessary to route the completed bill to the White House by way of the House because the measure originated there.
Rep. Cullen. Dem., N. Y„ author of tho House beer bill, headed a delega-
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BKMU BILL I* KUM ITS UNKKSTKICTRD ADS
WASHINGTON. March 22--(UP)— Tho beer bill In its final form permits unrestricted advertising of the legalized 3.2 per cent, beverages, accord-I ing to the interpretation of Rep, Cullen, Dem., N. Y, sponsor of the ! measure.
"Even if a newspaper published in a wet .state wa;, circulated in a dry state,” Cullen said, “it could carry beer and whir advertisements without violating any provision of the bill.”
This view was supported at the Department of Justice, where It was ald ti;'- beer advertising could bo carried In all states after the bill be-j com ss effective.
While no official opinion can bo given until the 1)111 becomes law, it was said at the department that tho effective date for beginning unrestricted advertising of 3.2 beverages probably would be the same as the date for beginning of legal sales— April 7.
STOLENI \R ABANDONED
An automobile stolen in Philadelphia last Sunday, was recovered at Thirteenth street and Keystone road by police this morning. The car is owned by Edward A. Brett, Jr., 7103 North Broad street, who was notified by police.
Topics of Times
UPTOWN BURGLAR BERR BOHLING ROHS 7 HOMES PEACE RAIDED
Maj. Gen. IVin. G. Price, Jr., Warns of New War Threat
TROTH AL PARK
1—-Sue Tern, Charlie t han
5—Flyin Ds, Bran Muffin,
6—Griffin, Sun Friar, Threads, Truxton.
Heather, clear; tra<k, fast
Left-hand Accomplishments of Accused Youth Aids in His Conviction
Being left-handed proved the undoing of Victor Barefit, 28, of 510 Garrett street, South Philadelphia, when a jury found him guilty of being one of the four bandits who holdup the Prospect Park S ate Bank on February 3, and escaped with $2395.
Barefit, convicted of more than a dozen charges arising out of the holdup, will be sentenced by Judge John M. Broomall on Friday. IX sentenced on every count, he may receive from 50 to IOO years in prison.
Although he staunchly denied taking any part rn the daring robbery, Barefit was positively identified by Miss Della Rolph, of Prospt ct Park, bookkeeper at the bank, as the man who stood over her with a revolver. "I remember distinctly, that the man held the gun in his left hand," Miss Rolph declared yesterday. Later, when asked to write his name, Bar-
Penn; ylvania. where the petroleum industry was born, remains among leading oil states despite depletion of its petroleum resources. Pipe lines i: rid tank .steamers bringing crude oil from remote fields have built the refining industry far greater than when mast of the world’s petroleum
came from Pennsylvania walls. Now'
it is announced that a big new development is to take place, that practically means a new industry. Every small town without a gas plant will
have the chance to get one, and
thus provide gas for cooking.
When the Sun gently announced $4 000.000 this year, press ion. improving its refineries, there amazement in view
Company re-would spend despite the de-and expanding was considerable of the lessened
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consumption of gasoline. Now the explanation comes, that a large part of the expenditure is to equip its refineries to produce propane gas. This has heretofore been obtained from natural gasoline. Normally a gas, it becomes liquid under 150 pounds pressure, and can be bottled in steel containers. It resumes the gaseous state when pressure is removed. A gallon vaporizes into 37 cubic feet of gas, approximately five times the heat value of ordinary city gas. As a liquid it can be shipped by tank steamer truck, rail or pipe line. The large container supplies a small
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First Ward and Parkside I>w oiling* Entered; ( a^h Taken
Residents of the northern section of the city and Parkside today recalled the buiflarly campaign put on last year by the "Lone Wolf," seven residences being entered and in each instance the house was thoroughly ransacked in the search for cash The burglar made away with small amounts of money from each place.
It is believed the thief begari his work at the home of Harry Lutz, 247 West Mowry street, where he was frightened away bv Mr. Lutz, w'ho awakened by a noise on the first floor of his home hurried down stairs in time to see the figure of the intruder disanpearmg through a rear window on th*1 ground floor.
Police investigation has revealed that the burglar worked with great cere and stealth, as in every instance he entered through windows
C ontinued on Pagr Seven TREASURY BALANCE
WASHINGTON, March 22 ■ INS)
Treasury balance a of March 20, $433 542,965 ’ 6; expenditures, $24,153,-094 34. Customs receipts, $10,435.-667 45,
Four Men Found in Darby Establishment Arrested by Federal Agents
Too much haste for the distribution of b«er resulted in the airest of four men yesterday by federal agents, who raided a beer-bottling establishment in the UWM) block Main street, Darby,
Sixty-six half barrels of beer, several eases of bottled beer, some ale and some bottling machinery were seized The agents said the bottling machinery was moved into the place three days prior to the raid and that th** beer had been taken there last Sunday. They also said that bottling operations were in full swing when the raid was made at 5 o’clock in the morning.
The prisoners were taken to the Twelfth and Pine streets police station, in Philadelphia, where each furnished $500 bail for appearance today before United States Commissioner Howard Patterson, They are .Samuel Weiss, Penway street near Ruscomb; David Weiner, Fifth street near Brown; Joe Raymond, Boudinot street near Ruscomb, and Harry Singer, Forty-third street near Wyalusing avenue. Philadelphia.
Agents said the beer had an alcoholic content that would be legal under the pending 3 2 per cent. beer law- Th* four men had not fiquor-bottling permit.
"In the event of another war in Europe, this country would inevitably be dragged into it and there is more talk now of war in Europe than there was in 1914."
So declared Major General William (J. Price, Jr., commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard, In an address before the Chester Rotary 1 Club, yesterday.
General Price, who retires from his command tomorrow, spoke on international relation and preparedness, advocating a strong army and navy at all times, as a prevention against invasion.
"Right now Germany is in a state of unrest and has a powerful army; ] France is prepared and ready for any ; emergency and the world knows * Italy’s status as an armed and a powerful nation. China and Japan are tearing at each others throats, and while I hate to imagine this country entering another conflict, war clouds ; loom on the horizon.
“But glad to relate, this country is In better shape right now for any j em* rgency than it was at any period ! dining its history, but the people arc I gradually slipping bark to the state j of mind they were in during 1916,) when this nation was totally unprepared for war.”
General Price related the condition of affairs rn the national guard units ol the nation at the outbreak of the Spamsh-American War and again in
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M’DONAED SPEEDS BACK TO LONDON
Premier Ready to Report on Four-power Pact Tor Peace
CROYDON, Eng. March 22-'INS) - Speeding by air to London Prime Minister MacDonald arrived rd Croydon Allport at lo 55 a rn. today after a hurried flight from Paris.
The British statesman, hastening home to inform his cabinet of the result of his conferences with Premiers Dandler, of France, and Mussolini, of Italy, was accompanied by
At th** time of going to press no
congressman has received a telegram I of congratulation from any Canadian hotel keeper for having voted for the
5 beer and wine bill.
More than 14,000 telegrams piled In
on President Roosevelt in twelve days. At least the telegraph companies are ; getting a new deal.
M< p K“ d was dug from the ground
in 1932 than in any other year. But less from big butter and egg men. sea Big Blond Frank.
There is nothing that annoys a theatre manager more than people j who arrive after the first act. Unless,
: of course, it s the people who leave.
April showers may bring our new
police superintendent new- powers.
Zangara muttered his hate for all
capitalists on his way through the green door, Guess he included capital punishment.
While this country is busy brewing
something that cheers. Europe is brewing trouble, General Price tells
I he Weather
W A S II I N G I O N. March 22— H eather Fore* ast—Eastern Pennsylvania: lair tonight and Thursday with little change in temperature. i'm I mr- Western Pe im - * I * ama Fair t»-
J>TA1 E HOSI ITAL I OS! night; Thursday, increasing cloudi
ness. rain In south portion Thursday
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U. R. LONG NAMED TO
HARRISBURG, Pa . March 22— (UP> The Senate today received the nomination of Charles R. Long, of Chester, as a member of the board of trustees of the Wernersville State Hospital, to succeed Mrs Priscilla Stanley Fox. Lebanon, whose term has expired. The appointment is for four years. I
warmer in south por
ing bt; slightly lion Thursday.
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