Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 25, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania
57TH YEAR—NO. 17.550.
Dallv Leased Wire Reports cf Cnited Press (UP) anc! International News Service (INS)
CHESTER, PA., SATURDAY, MARCHI 25, 1933
PRICE, TWO CENTS
PINCHOT SPEEDS PENNA. BEER BILL
NAZIS’ POLITICAL ENEMIES
GET FIERY WARNING
j% rf I
Attorney-General Writes Measure E rn bod y i n £ Governor’s W ishes
Plans Licenses From State
HARRISBURG, Pa., (UP)—Legislative plans for speeding a beer
March 25-today called control bill
through the Pennsylvania legislature to make it effective April 7, the day 3 2 beer may be sold legally, and without restrictions under present law, in the keystone state.
The bill to which leaders will give the right of way will be an entirely new measure, prepared by members of Governor Pmchot’s official family and endorsed by Republican state organization leaders, it is understood. It will appear early next week.
Its preparation means the scrapping of the four different plans presented by Reps. Sowers and Conner Philadelphia.
Under the so-called compromise bill the State Department of Revenue would be the licensing body in the state- and practically every class of mercantile establishment dealing in food or foodstuffs would be given permits.
Should the bill provide that the state retain IOO per cent, of the license fees and a probable production tax, a fight on the floor can be expected from elements seeking to divert some of the license money I into county and municipal treasuries. J
Plans of the leaders contemplated using the beer revenue for unemployment relief.
Meantime state dry leaders called a meeting here for Wednesday, April 5, to lay plans for a campaign to keep the Eighteenth Amendment a part of the Constitution.
Stern measures of stamping out every vestige of opposition to the Hitler regime, provoking protest in England and the United States, are illustrated by this photo, newly arrived from Berlin, showing police burning Communists’ flags in the street as warning to Reds and other enemies of the government.
HIGH COURT HALTS NKW TI! IAI, PLEA CONGDON TRIAL FOR BANK ROBBER
Philadelphia P u bl i s Ii e r, ( harked W ith Libel, Seen res Stay
PITTSBURGH. March 25—GNS) —Unlicensed sale of beer in groceries, drug stores and other mercantile establishments was favored today in a report adopted by the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Explaining its stand, the Bar Association's report said:
’’Consequences of allowing 3.2 per cent, beer and wine to be sold everywhere would be that most sales would be made by reputable merchants who will make their principal profit out of other commodities.”
Turning to possible repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, the lawyers v oted to support the Philadelphia Bar Association’s plan for the establishment of a commission of three members in each county to regulate the flow of liquor.
NEW YORK. March 25—(UP) — The 3.2 per cent, beer bill will not legalize home-brewing, the U. S. Attorney’s office told the owner of a home-brewer’s apparatus store Who thought he would be able to advertise his wares after April 7.
A paragraph in the bill makes the national prohibition law apply to beer in any container not labeled and sealed ‘‘as may be prescribed by regulation.”
HOLD JUNK DEALER ACCUSED BY BOYS
A man, who police characterize as a modern Fagin, is being held here, having been arrested yesterday on a warrant charging him with receiving stolen goods.
The suspect is slated a* John Wallace. 26, of Morton avenue near Seventh street. Police say he bought articles stolen from the Emmanuel Baptist Church chapel. Fifteenth and Potter streets, for which two small boys are under arrest.
Detective Captain Feeney grilled the boys yesterday. They admitted stealing the articles, an electric sewing machine, some dishes and an electric lamp from the church. They told police they were directed to rob the church by Wallace, who also instructed them to rob certain stores throughout the city, with the understanding that he would buy the loot they obtained.
Wallace was arraigned for preliminary hearing in police court this morning and Magistrate Honan held him without bait for a continued hearing next Tuesday morning.
MAN SI NUS SELF
IN BOTH HIS EVES
Tile fear of being stricken totally blind led William Gassner, 22, to stab himself in both eyes with a table knife, Philadelphia police said today.
The man's mother told authorities her son had been depressed by his inability to find employment and his gradually failing eyesight. Physicians held but little hope of saving the sight of either eye.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued an order which delays the trial of Clement H. Congdon, a Philadelphia publisher, on charges of criminal libel, scheduled for next Tuesday at Media.
Defense Counsel Howard Kirk and V. Gilpin Robinson presented a petition to the Supreme Court asking that the trial be assigned to some other county on the grounds that Congdon would not be given a fair trial in Delaware county.
The Supreme Court has granted a rule on District Attorney William J. MacCarter, Jr.. to show cause why the petition should not be allowed, and has given him until April 3 to file answer. In the meantime, all proceedings in the case have been stayed.
In the petition, the attorneys for the defendant say: ’’There is great
and undue prejudice existing in this cast against your petitioner, not only on the part of the public generally but also on the part of jurors, who will be enpaneled. This publication has been devoted to exposing political and criminal conditions in Delaware county and elsewhere. The editor has maintained a fearless and aggressive attitude and has incurred j the ill-will and enmity of certain sections of the public, as well as certain officials interested in the continuance of the conditions exposed by him. That because of the hostility against the publication, which is felt by officials, we believe that jurors will be subjected to influence and suggestions from many sources which will prevent a fair trial. We believe that Dr. J. Hume Miller Is not the real prosecutor, but that he had been urged, aided and abetted to bring action by certain citizens.”
RAIN PREDICTED TONIGHT, TOMORROW
Cloudy skies and slowly rising temperature are predicted today in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Delaware and Maryland. There will be rain tonight and tomorrow.
The highest temperature here yesterday was 44 degrees, at 3 45 p. rn , and the lowest was 32, at 435 a. rn. The average of 38 was five degrees below normal for the date and ten degrees below the average March 24 last year. Maximum temperature for the date is 75. established in 1929, and minimum 15. in 1896 Sunrise today was at 5.56 a rn. and sunset will be at 6.18 p. rn., Eastern Standard time.
Plea of Counsel for Convicted Man Wins Stay of Court's Sentence
The sentencing of Victor Barelli, convicted of holding up the Prospect Park Si ate Bank on February 3, was deferred by Judge John M. Broomall, yesterday, when John J. Stetser, attorney for the prisoner, made a motion for a new trial. “I am convinced this man is innocent,” Mr. Stetser declared, "and have information at hand which may result in the arre.st of the four men who ) actually committed this crime.”
After hearing the attorney’s impressive plea. Judge Broomall deferred sentence until May 2. when Mr. Stetser and Assistant District Attorney William R. Toal, prosecuting attorney, will argue the case.
Barelli, who is 28, and lived in the 300 block Garrett, street, Philadelphia, was convicted Wednesday of being one of the four armed men who j invaded the bank and escaped with $2395 after threatening the cashier and bookkeeper. The latter, Miss I Thelma Rolph, recognized Barelli’s picture in the Philadelphia rogues j gallery, and it was her positive Iden- I tification of the prisoner in the courtroom thai led to his conviction,
Mr. Stetser has asserted his client's innocence since the verdict was rendered. and informed Judge Broomall I that he expected to receive information of great importance, which may lead to the arrest of the four men who actually committed the crime.
"Well,” Judge Broomall commented, "if your client is guilty he knows the names of the other three bandits. If lie is innocent, you turn the names of the real bandits over to police." He then remarked that Barelli, when and if sentenced, will be given from IO to 20 years in the Eastern Penitentiary.
•KH RANCH” TO BE COMMUNITY ARFA
NEWKIRK. Okla.. March 25 -(UP* —Col. Zack Miller, one of the last of the western big-scale ranchers, was free today to proceed with recently announced plans of turning his IO! Ranch into a unemployment community.
Judges Claude Duval and John Burger last night approved contracts between MHU r and Ills creditors simultaneously lifting the two-year old IQI Ranch receivership.
Miller lately announced in Kansas City that when the receivership was dissolved, he would throw it open to 300 unmarried and unemployed men on an all-work and divided-profits basis.
GENERAL PRICE, RETIRING TODAY, GETS RARE HONOR
Penna. National Guard to Pass in Review Along Phila. Parkway
Chester Soldier Has Had Long Career in A! i lit ary ( irides
Major General William G. Price. Ji , of this city, commander-in-chicf ! of the Pennsylvania National Guard, will say farewell to his men today.
More than 3,400 troops, represent- j mg the 12,000 National Guardsmen in the state, will participate in "Eve-I nmg Parade and Review” on the Philadelphia Parkway.
Afterward the sounding of "Re-1 treat" will symbolize the close of General Price's 47-year career with the Guard. Brigadier General Edward C. Shannon. I leutenant Governor of Pennsylvania has succeeded General Price as head of the Guard.
General Price was 64 last Thursday. At that age officers in the National Guard must retire from act.ve I duty.
Today's ceremony means the massing of more troops in Philadelphia than at any time since the National Guard returned from Prance at the clase of the World War. In addition to the guardsmen, famous regiments from other states will be present as guests.
The ceremony itself has never been j held in Philadelphia before and I.ieu-j tenant Colonel Robert Morris, acting i chief of staff, says he does not recall that it has ever been held in any city street. There wall be no parade, except as the men pass General Price for their farewell salute.
At 3,30 p. rn. the men will be lined up in "company front” formation on
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CAUGHT IN ROLLERS OF COAL ( RUSHLR
When he lost his balance while trying to break a large lump of bituminous coal so that it would pass through the rollers of a crusher at the Essington plant of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, Joseph Simpson, 45, of Printz avenue. Essington, was caught. in the rollers of the machine and had the muscles of both legs badly bruised. Simpson, who was unloading a car whrn the accident happened, was also buried under 20 tons of coal, which continued to run from the chute of a car into the crusher.
Thoughtfulness on the part of a small Negro boy employed at the plant, who saw Simpson fall into the . crusher, by operating the controls and bringing the machinery to a stop, saved the life of Simpson. Laborers rescued Simpson and took him to the Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, for treatment of his injuries.
TWO DESPONDENT MEN DRINK POISON
NEW POSTOFFICE PROPOSITION IS AGAIN DELAYED
Information Received Here That Plans Have Been Set Aside Temporarily
Aition Attributed to the I ailuro of Site Owners to Reach Agreement
Plans for the building of the proposed new postoffice building in this city have been pigeon-holed, accord* j mg to a Washington dispatch to the | Chester Times, this morning.
No one in this city was found that might be able to offer an explanation, but Postmaster John K Hagerty and I others, w ho were interested In the project, say it is probably due to j the fact thut government agents and 'owners of properties on the proposed site were unable to reach an amicable agreement concerning land values.
The postoffice was to have been built on a lot bounded by Edgmont avenue, Fifth street and a point near Water street. Plans for the federal building were completed last year by Philadelphia architects and everything was in readiness to proceed with j the building until steps to purchase tim land were taken when prices asked by some who own parcels were considered prohibitive.
To reach some sort of agreement, tile government appointed a jury OI viewers, comprising Attorney John E McDonough. William Provost, Jr. and; Samuel R, Bell. They conducted j hearings in the Federal building for I several days before making their J recommendations to the government I
It is said that six of the home own- I ors, who occupy the site, were willing to accept the government's price,' but two others would not do so. Business men and civie leaders have done everything in their power to aid in having the project consummated,! but, so far, their efforts have been in ; vain.
Chester is badly in need of a new postoffice and will very probably get j one in the future, but, as many point ; out, another site will probably be selected.
WOMAN IS SLAIN; RODY FOUND AT COUNTRY CLUB
Shot to Death W hile Members Entertain Inside; Heard No Sounds
Explanation of Japan’s withdrawal from the League of Nations Assembly was expected from Yosuke M.itsuok.i, who led Japan's halting delegation at Geneva, in the course of Ins \isit to the t lilted States, enroute to lokio
Tragedy Occurs Over Phila. Line in Montgomery Lo.; Killers Escape
The telephone number of a married man, scrawled on a slip of paper, emerged today as the sole clue to the identity of an attractive 30-year-old woman, corpus delicti in a real-life "country club mystery.”
The woman’s body. with one bullet through the head and another through the heart, was found in a drive near the exclusive Cedarbrook Country Club, Cheltenham township, Montgomery county, early today.
In her purse, police found the telephone number, some small change, a cruel Ax, religious medals, keys and several foreign stamps.
The telephone number was revealed as that of a married man with a large family. In declining to divulge his name, detectives said the man profeved astonishment over discovery ot his telephone number In the purse.
Circumstance'! of the crime led to the belief that the murder itself was the culmination of a carefully planned and skilfully executed plot. Ii was believed the victim w'as lured to the lonely country club road by a man who. three times last night, telephoned the clubhouse to ascer-
witli his colleagues. He is mentioned as States.
Maisuokit is show ii here as he arrived in New York, the probable next Japanese ambassador to the I lilted
KLAN CAMPAIGN GAME OPERATORS
Tinicum Scoffs at Wild Wolf Story
Supporters of Amendment
Eighteenth Elect Of-
Despondency over unemployment Is I the reason given for two suicide attempts in this city during the night I hours. Frank Mattera, 39, of 109 Broomall street, pud Albert McGuire, ; 26, of Green street, Marcus Hook, are I in Chester Hospital, suffering from . the after effects of poison. McGuire’s I condition is considered to be serious.
Mattera tried to end his life by drinking poison at his home about 8 o’clock last night. He told members of his family what he had done and was taken to the hospital where a .stomach pump was used effectively. Mattera was detained at the hospital for observation.
McGuire’s made his attempt to end his financial problems and other worries, at about I 30 a. rn . this morning, by drinking poison.
MEDIA INSTRUC TOR WINS FELLOWSHIP
Mrs. Robert Gray Taylor, of Media. an instructor in German at Bryn Mawr College, wa, announced by Dr Marion Edwards Park, president, yesterday as one of three recipients of graduate fellowships
She receives the Anna Ottendorfer Memorial Research Scholarship, valued at $1009, entitling her to a year's study at .some German University.
First a flood, and then a story of an escaped wolf.
So goes the exceedingly exciting life of the hamlet of Tinicum where, during the past week, certain residents found it necessary to drag a hefty oar and use the lairdly rowboat when making social calls on neighbors.
The wolf story had Its origin in
Philadelphia, where lives Constable Eddie Abrams, owner ol a kennel on Tinicum rnnd. above Lester. Abrams’ place resembles, or to be more exact, until yesterday did resemble, a miniature zoo with its many prized
bloodhounds, two bears and a wolf or
two as added measure.
But then came a flood of the
I marsh lands.
There was water everywhere; In fact, there still is at Tinicum, and the one-time popular melody "Moving Day In Jungle Town” was depicted in true style when it became necessary to transfer the animals to oth^r quarters.
Following the transfer, it was reported that counting of noses failed to tally for the presence of "Fido,” who, according to the farm’s social registry, Is a three-year-old Canadian 1 timber wolf.
The story of the escaped wolf was widely circulated among the Lester populace but later it was found to be without foundation
"There was nothing to It,” was the | way one resident put It this morning, j when .speaking of the Incident.
Continuing, she said: "The families along that road say they don’t have to worry about keeping a wolf from their door, for they have to row In and out of the thoroughfare themselves, and wolves don’t like water.
"And anyway the rest of us have bern so busy fighting the proverbial wolf at one’s door, for so long a time, that we’ve about concluded that one more wouldn't matter.”
SWORN AS AM ll A S S ADOR
WASHINGTON. March 25 (UP) — Robert W. Bingham, Louisville publisher. was .sworn In as ambassador to Great. Britain by his friend, Supreme Court Justice Louis Branded, In a ceremony late yesterday at tile justice's home.
Boy Week Celebration
Plans A re Underway
GERMAN ACTS ON COURT IMPOSES JEWS MINIMIZED EIGHT SENTENCES
W ar Veterans’ (.’roup Sees Two (’Hester Men Plead
fleers at Media Meeting
An unexpected dry sentiment is glowing Iii Delaware County, led by the Allied Citizens In Support of the Eighteenth Amendment, the organization which sponsored the mass meeting held last week in the Media I Armory.
Last night, definite arid decisive action was taken by these dry forces at a meeting held at the Media Inn.
Steps were Lakin to whip the organization Into shape, when committees were formed and plans made to start immediately the work ot preserving the Eighteenth Amendment in Pennsylvania. Of primary importance was the resolution adopted which In effect provides for an executive committee to consist of two members from each voting precinct in Hic county for the purpose of organizing the voters and doing all things necessary to conduct, a campaign to elect to the constitutional convention, delegates who will vote against the proposed amendment to the constitution of the United States intended
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BLOCKED TRA EEK ’; MOTORIST IS FINED
Charged with violation of the j parking ordinance. Harry Dizengoff, j 30, of 323 Wert Second street, was tined $i in police court this morning. Dizengoff parked his automobile on Fourth street In such a manner that trolley traffic on that street was held I tip for 20 minutes, police say. Tile | car doors were locked and ladler were ■ unable to move the vehicle.
AT SHARON HIM,
The regular meeting of the Cornelia Connelly Association of Mission Helpers will be held at, Hie convent of the Holy Child J< us, Sharon Hill, tomorrow at 2 45 p. rn.
A day of recollection for the mein-1 ber* and their friends will be held at the convent on Palm Sunday. April 9. Reservations may be made by communicating with the duce tress of the association, at the convent before April 2. ‘
Two Darby Residents and (’bester Nc«ro Sentenced
by Judge Davison
Two Darby men convicted of conducting the "number game” were rent to the county prison yesterday by Judge Watson It. Davison.
Eddie Braun, of 616 Darby terrace,
I was fined $;>()() and sentenced to a Im iii of six months to two years. His companion, John J. Duffy, of the same address, was fined $100 and jailed for two months to six months.
.Judge Davison sentenced Harry Ashton, Negro, of Bryn Mawr, to pay a line of $100 and serve from four months to three years in the county jail. Ashton had pleaded guilty to violating the liquor laws.
Harry Pitts, Negro, of this city, who [had pleaded guilty to WTI ti ag "num-I be rf,’ was sent to jail for one year, in addition to being fined $200
Judge Davison sentenced Theodore Shuler, Negro, who admitted (truing la truck In Sharon Hill while under the I influence of liquor, to pay a tine of j $100 and serve from twfo months to j three years in the county prison. Senti nee was deferred on Joseph Dairy, i of West Philadelphia, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery,
Henry Slemrk, of West Third street, this city, who had pleaded guilty to
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MOTORIST INJURED; TWO (ARS DAM Af,ED
One man was severely cut and bruised and two cars badly damaged when a sedan driven bv Walter 8. | Briggs, of Drexel Hill, collided with
a coupe driven by George Green, Negro, of Media Park, at the intersection of Front and Orange sheets, Media, early last evening.
Briggs suffered from cuts, shock and mouth injuries, and was treated by a nearby physician. Officers Shultz and Kelley arrived on the scene shortly after the accident and took the injured man to the doctor.
COAL MAGNATE DIES
Henry Wharton, 67, member of one of Philadelphia s oldest families, and wealthy coal magnate, died in the Chestnut itll] Hospital, Philadelphia, last night, following a surgical operation.
lain that no social affairs the night’s program.
Frank Rchnizler, 60, night watchman, said a young couple notified him they had found the body and then disappeared before he could learn their names.
The body lay on the .service drive of the club, 150 feet south of the main entrance and about 230 yards east of the clubhouse.
There wms a bullet wound in the head and another in the chest. The bodv was badly bruised, and the mouth had been crushed with a rock.
.Sign; of a struggle nearby led detectives to believe the woman, who was about 42 and soon to have become a mother, was killed where she was found and not dropped there from an automobile. She appeared to have fought furiously with the slayer.
A man and woman who reported
al the clubhouse that they found the body disappeared when an attendant started to call police, but their license number is believed to lie known, and police say they will be traced.
Richard Refsnyder, Montgomery county detective, said "it looks as if racketeers may have done it,” when he had completed a preliminary investigation of the scene.
The woman was five feet, six Inches tall, and weighed 160 pounds. She had an olive complexion, dark
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DISMISSES IH S SERVICE COMM,AINT
HARRISBURG, Pa, March 25— (UP; The Public Service Commission today dlrnlised the complaint of the Aronimink Transportation Company, Delaware county, against the bus service provided tenants by the owners of the Shirley Corporation apartment house, Upper Darby.
The comm if ion decided the service the corporation provided to carry its tenants between the Sixty-ninth street station and its apartment house* was "not a public engagement, but Is private In character.”
Met’Ll KE MUNICIPAL TAX IHM, VETOED
HARRISBURG. March 25— (UPI —
Governor Pincher today vetoed the McClure Senate bill fixing a flat penality on failure to meet instalment payments of municipal taxes.
Pinchot said McClure > bill would "increase the confusion and add to the lack of uniformity” in the tax collection system.
HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY
(Bt I’nltfd Pre**)
AT FAIR GROUNDS
1—lolls Orniont, Winged Wind,
2—Gloria Sharp, Jeanne Wadis, Belgrade.
J—C edar \ alley,
4—Hot Shot, Anne L, Burgoo.
6—Bounder, Nyack. ( lare Bee.
7—Prince Reno, Rejuvenation. Super
8—Happy Fellow, Bill Seth.
Weather, clear; track, sloppy.
A r TROPIC AL PARK
1—Loyal Louie, Float On,
3—Dark Mist, Buzzy Boo, Supercharge.
I—Beau Jolie, Don Leon,
6—Prepare. Plutarch, Vaneev, \>u Sun, Via Xppia, Sun Falcon.
Weather, clear; track, fast.
One of the most complete celebrations of Boy Week was planned for the city of Chester at a meeting of the committee in charge, held in the office of Walter H Craig, director of the department of parks and public property, in City Hall.
Other members of the committee are. Harry A Hynes, merchant. William H Krell, representative of the Chester public schools. Charles Blaine. of the Kiwanis Club R H Diament, representative of the Chester Boy Scouts. Williard G Reese, representative of the Chester Boy's Club, and Irvin C, Bupp, representative of the Chester Y. M. C. A,, boy's department.
It is the intention of the committee to stage Chester's celebration in conjunction with National Boy's Week, beginning Saturday, April 29 and continuing to Saturday. May 6.
The boys in this city will have to begin their preparations for part of the week's program immediately One of the principal events will be the annual pet and hobby show that met with such outstanding success last year Another competition that vs ill require a great deal of labor and patience on the part of the boys is the aviation meet to be held on the first day of the celebration
The Seienth Heaven" for a boy
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RESIDENT IN HOSPITAL
Mrs Virginia Clyde Francis, daughter of Samuel D. Clyde, well-known business man of this city and a resident of Swarthmore, is a patient in the Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, De!, where she is recovering from a serious illness. Mrs. Francis, who now resides at 796 Green Hill avenue. Wilmington, is a former resident of this city and well-known in the local social set Members of the family report that toe latest announcements Irom the hospital show that her condition is showing satisfactory improvement.
IT HAD TO (OME;
CHICAGO, step right up and golf now' 11 had to
March on a par ax grounds rome, of c
Harriet Anderson bring the matter In her suit for Anderson, a contr; he beat her beearn weekly allowance
la — Jigsaws with bridge for divorce, iur.se. Mrs to
was the fir up in Chicago, divorce from Emil ictor, she charged e she exceeded her for jigsaw puzzles.
Them Exaggerated, But Admits Excesses
BERLIN, March 25—(UP)—The Jewish War Veterans’ Association today handed the United States embassy in Berlin a statement condemning "exaggerations” In reports on anti-Semitic acts here, and requested that it be cabled to the United States
“Our duty toward our country as well as to the truth leads us to correct reports of alleged anti-Jewixh atrocities.” the statement said in part
"Maltreatments and excesses have occurred, which we are unwilling to excuse but such happenings are unavoidable in the ease of revolution and the authorities have always energetically intervened wherever feasible.”
BERLIN. March 25 UP* —"We are convinced that the full tights of ■he Jewish people in Germany will be preserved. ’ the Central Union of the Jewish Faith announced last night Foreign report.*, of violation of Jewish cemeterr* and maltreatment of Jewish girls and children were branded as untrue.
LONDON, March 25 -fUP)—The World Alliance for combating anti-S'mlticism has demanded a Boycott on German goons as a result of alleged attacks on Jews in Germany.
"The world alliance not only has called a boycott on German goods
( unturned on I ast (’age
Guilty to Possession Home-brew
How Will Beer Bill Effect County Seat Charter?
The effect of the new beer bill on local bootlegger* was seen yesterday. when Judge John M Broomall meted out the lightest sentence* ever given violators of the liquor laws, when he fined one man $50 and another HOO and suspended the jail sentences in each case
The defendants. Michael Manning, of the 600 block Mcllvaine street, this city, and Louis Mattery, of Mtlmont, both entered pleas of guilty to possessing home-brew*. Mattero’s Beer tested 3 p»*r cent alcoholic content, 1» ss than that allowed in the bill signed by President Roosevelt on Wednesday.
A simihar leniency was shown bv Judge Broomall toward* Anthony Minka, a baker of this city, and hi* wife, Antoinette, when they appeared for sentence on a liquor charge. Each whs fined $200 and costs and placed on probation for three years A small quantity of liquor was found in Minka's store, wh -n it was raided by county detectives.
Alexander Small, of Lansdowne, was given from I to 2 years in the county jail, and fined $300 and costs on a charge of attempting to commit arson Small was accused of trying j to burn his home following a dispute ' with his wife and other members of
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VOLUNTEER WORKERS AT CLOTHING ( ENTER
Volunteer workers of the
Chapter, Arriero will be on duty noon next Tues distribution Welsh street*, welfare orgar of the city wi meats, are a,1 Dunean,
Sadie G Schwalbe,
Mrs. Trui assigned warrants
Cheater us, who
f aud the cl
Seventh and gro clients of
md churches needed gar-Mife. William
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Grot hers and
(tilers will be
as the work
provided that should be
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LEXINGTON. Mi (INS)—Arthur Mull of the Mohawk Chi death early today during several men in tile club police. A man, who g< as Ralph P. Pram, 35,
March 25-65, proprietor va* beaten to I a battle with Girding to hts name arrested
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WASHINGTON. March 25 (INS)— Treasury balance as of March 23, $540,957,841.71; expenditure*, $5 649,-495.23; customs receipts, ll 1,971,449 45.
When freer comes back, will It be sold in Media?
This is Uh* question that Is being discus, d at the County Sea’, for Media has never had a license cl saloon or hotel within its confine*. Tile special act of assembly which created th* borough of Medi "no Intoxicating boveragf manufactured or sold there.
The speculation arises out fact that the new beer law pat
Congress deciares that the ne
I arage is not intoxicating and fore not under the ban of the ter" provisions of Media.
However, if the Pennsylvania Legits-i bitore decides that courts shall license places to sell the new beer, it is a (debatable question whether'such a I license would be granted for any place
: in Media One citizen is so .strong
in his convictions that he has offered to wager $100 to $10 that beer will not be legally sold in Media
The bill incorporating the borough of Midis was Introduced at Harrisburg by James J. Lewis, the representative from tins county, on January 30, 1850. Tile bill passed and was sign* cl by Governor Johnson on March IO.
The prohibitory clause reads, in par): "It shall not be lawful for any lier son or persons to vend or sell vinous, spirituous, or otic r intoxlcat-
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A man at Media on trial blamed
magic as his downfall. No wonder cine of our lawmakers want to prevent magic and its inner workings.
A fellow here struck a car being din en by State cops No doubt he had no idea where he was going.
Mike Honan is going up in the world since they made him police magi.,'rate 'Ihcy elevated his bench
nine inches in police court.
Some beer dispensers are planning
for free lunch. Probably figuring they won’t be short of customers.
Pretzel manufacturers are said to be using more salt, with beer coming back. Probably figuring there will be more sugar rn it for the brewers.
John Befinger spent yesterday morning in court at Media, W* merely print this for his information.
omobilo club officials should wear whip w night drive *r stripes.
Hums And not a f ought lo we
say pedes-at night. we know
WASHINGTON, March 25—(CP) — Forecast for tonight and Sunday: Eastern Penns) Bania and New Jersey: Rain or snow tonight, prob-ahlv ending Sunday morning; slowly rising temperature tonight.
Western Pennsylvania: Snow or
rain this afternoon and tonight: Sunday generally fair, slightly voider in .southwest portion.
TODAY S ll MPI RAU RES
36 IO a rn.......40
39 ll a. m. 42
42 Noon ........42
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