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Chester Times (Newspaper) - October 29, 1946, Chester, Pennsylvania THE RECORD Individual scoring of Del- aware County jrUders appear today page 12. Last City Edition WARM, HUMID Chester Cloudy mn4 continued warm and humid this af- ternoon, tonight and 71ST Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press (UP) and International News Service (INS) CHESTER, PA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1946 PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY PRICE, THREE CENTS MARSHAL STALIN SAYS: Soviet Lacks Atom Bomb; 60 Divisions Europe; Sees No Growing USSR-U.S. Tension [unicipal Authority Okays ater Rate Increase of 51 Percent Effective Nov. 1 An increase of approximately 51 per cent in local water rates was approved Monday by the Chester Municipal Au- thority. The increase is effective Nov. 1, it is announced by Rennie I. Dodd, executive manager of the Authority. The rate increase applies equally to home and business customers of the Chester Municipal Authority, Mr. Dodd said. All bills for water used Nov. 1, and thereafter, will be computed at the new rate. .Decision to increase the rates im- mediately will bring the new Octo- into Chester homes one year sooner than delaying the in- crease until Jan. 1, 1947, according to the analysis made by the Water Authority's financial and legal coun- sel, Mr. Dood reported. The new Inland water source, on the Octoraro Creek, in Chester and Lancaster counties, will involve an estimated total expenditure or Including construction of a dam, pumping station and pipelines, the Authority's engineers report. At present, the Authority has bor- jpwing capacity of This am. is based upon the previous tw> ears' earnings, in accordance with provisions in the bond resolutions under which the Authority securcc the original funds to buy the '-vatei company. In order to secure the additiana income for the previou. two years must be at least 120 pe cent of the debt service on the bond. utstanding, plus debt service on hose to be issued. Under the increase approved by he Authority, water now costing a amily 28 cents per 1000 gallons will :ost 43 cents for the same quantity. Minimum charges for a inch neter, the normal household meter, vill increase from 67 cents per nonth to SI per month. The present, average water cost! ;o the domestic, metered consumer) is S19.50 per year, according to the Authority's accountant, Michael ;huri. This is S4.79 per quarter. Because water bills are rendered the adoption of the new rates on Nov. 1 will enable the Authority to use the years 1044 and 1945 in computing the 120 per cent income for debt service, Mr. Dodd stated. By increasing the rates on Nov. 1, the Authority wil Ibe able to issue another in bonds on Jan. 1, 1947; another on Jan. 1, Turn to 7 STASSEN TALKS TONIGHT AT TWO COUNTY RALLIES Ex-Governor of Minnesota Guest Of GOP Groups Capacity audiences are expected to greet Minnesota's ex-Governor Harold E. Stassen tonight when he makes two addresses and brings the campaign of the Delaware County Republican Party to a climax. County leaders emphasized to- day that the public at large is in- Tirnes and Places Ex-Governor Stassen reaches Thirtieth street station at 4.12 p. m. today for his two Republi- can campaign talks in Delaware County. The public is invited to at- tend the following rallies, to be addressed by Mr. Stassen: 8 borough hall. Church lane and Bailey road, Yea don. Sponsored by the Republican Veterans of Delaware County. 9 p. High school auditorium, College and Princeton avenues, Swarthmore. Sponsored by .the Young Re- publicans of Delaware County. (NEA Teleplioto) ON THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS, President Truman poses with tlie new Atomic Energy Committee a few minutes after lie had announced appointment of the group. Left to right: Gordon 10. Clapp, who named general manager of the TV A to succeed David Lilienthnl, who heads the new committee; Sumncr T. Pike, of Maine; Lewis L. Strauss, Now York banker; President Truman; David Lilienllmi; H. F." Bacher, Cornell University Physicist, and W. W. editor, DCS JUoint's Kejrister nnd Tribune. Lilienthal Heads Atomic ITRUMAN SEES NO Energy Development Unit STRIKE THREAT BOARD OBJECTS TO NAMING FIELD FOR WAR HERO Suggestions that the Chester High School Athletic Field on Concord road be: named the Reese Memorial Field were received unfavorably by the Chester School Board, Monday night. A letter from the Harry L. Baxter Post 843, American Legion, making this suggestion was referred to the Athletic Field Committee of which John Fryer is chairman. There was considerable discussion by rectors of the idea. the di- Among the objections raised b> the school directors to naming the field after Congressional Medal o r Winner Cpl. William Reesi ln-ere: 1. Confusion might arise from th' rfact that there is a present Cheste resident bearing the same name a the deceased hero. 2. The field should not be namei until it is completed and a stadiun erected. 3. Many Chester boys gave thei lives and the field should be name for the Chester High Mem orial Field. 4. It was reported that the Ree; family did not want the field to b named after their son. Several directors reported they ha been approached by a number of local citizens requesting that the field be named for Reese. A number of veterans' and other groups have indicated they will support a move to honor the "local hero. The name was suggested to (he School Board some months ago by a veterans' group. 'OLICETOWAR VANDALISM AT HALLOWE'EN Chester police today promised stiff enalties against any of their are aught committing acts of vandal- sm .under the guise of Hallowe'en mischief." The force will be out in full itrength and will be augmented by ;pecial officers for both Mischief Alight, Wednesday, and Hallowe'en, Thursday, Chief Andrew J. Des- mond announced. But vandalism has already started and steps are being taken today to DUt a swift end to costly "pranks" ,hat result in property damage. Last night two boys hurled a log .hrough the front door of Edward Fry's home at 610 East Thirteenth street, shattering the glass and caus- ing other damage. A neighbor saw the pair run away and gave Patrol- men Quigley and McCabe their de- scriptions. A little later a. gang of boys tore up a gate at the home of Joseph Vickgraf, 1139 Meadow lane, pulling posts and all out of the ground. Patrolmen Todd and McDowell in- vestigated. "Destruction and damaging vited to attend both meetings and hear the dynamic young Republi- can leader. They stressed their de- sire for a large citizen turnout to tender Stassen a rousing reception. Rated high by ,the Gallup Poll as a Republican presidential' hope in 1948, Stassen is visiting the county during his nationwide tour in behalf of the party's congress- ional campaigns. He. will appear at Yeadon Bor- ough Hall, Church lane and Baily of property will not be tolerated in the chief warned. "Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.' Desmond listed the following "don'ts" for celebrators: 1. Don't mark windows of atitos, business houses or residences. 2. Don't remove anything from Turn to Page 2, Number 8 Princeton avenues; at 9 p. m. CITY ENDORSES WEST END TRACT FOR PUBLIC PIER Endorsing a proposal that a large tract of land be purchased in the West End for development as a public pier, City Council today authorized preparation of prelim- inary plans by the engineering firm of Damon and Foster. The plans, which are not to cost more than will be submitted to state authorities with' a recommen- dation that the recently al- lotted to this city for port improve- ments be used toward purchase of river-front land between Reaney and Jeffrey streets. Washington promi- nent civilians today took over from the Army and the most challenging job confronting the and development of atomic energy. David Lilienthal, for- mer chairman of the Tennessee Val- ley authority, the group assumed full authority over all phases of the atomic program including the atom a Presidential mandate to make It work for peace and human betterment. The new atomic energy commis- sion also was instructed by Mr. Tru- man to give full co-operation In this country's efforts to bring world con- trol of atomic energy through, the United Nations. Included under the commission's jurisdiction are the plants which manufacture atomic bombs. The chief ones are at Oak Ridge, Term., Hanford, Wash., and Los Alamos, N. M. Because he created an outstand- service record during the late Republican Veterans of Delaware County, sponsors of the Yeadon rally, will supply a dis- tinctive military tinge to the pro- gram there. This follows the recommendation made to Council last week by mem- bers of the Port Committee of the Delaware County Chamber of Com- merce, which met with city officials in an informal session to discuss the matter. The land under consideration has a frontage of 723 feet and is approxi- mately 950 feet deep. Among the owners of the various parcels in- volved are the Baldwin'Locomotive Works, King Assets Corporation, Samuel Feinberg and the owners of the old Keystone Plaster Company property. Eventual development of the Jef- frey street area into a marine ter- minal was envisioned in the Port Committees proposal, and it was de- cided to have the suggested project drawn up in definite form before sending it on to the state authori- ties. The S100.000 allotted to Chester by the state would not cover the land prices being asked by the own- ers, as the Baldwin property is be- ing held at King Assets at Appointments Premier Josef came Stalin as Soviet announced that Russia had not developed nn atomic bomb or any similar weapon. His announcement was conveyed through a statement to Hugh Balllle, president of the United Press. Stalin agreed with Mr. Truman As Stassen. who will be accom- and the Feinberg parcel is -Today's News Summary- How It Looks To Us ----------------------------------------BY Tire EDITORS--------------------------------------- The Baillie, president of United Press, has come up with some important information from Joe Stalin. The Russian leader has answered a series of questions and declared that: Russians have no atomic bombs that there are 60 Red divisions in Europe, and. that tension between his country and ours is not increas- ing. The questions and answers are the top reading to- day. 0. John Rogge, whose speech at Swarthmore re- sulted in his being fired last week, says that he will con- tinue to expose Nazi efforts during the war to influence elections in this country; Romania is preparing for an election; and rebellion is growing among smaller nations in the UN against the user of the veto power by the Big Four. The of atomic energy in this coun- try has been placed in the hands of a five-man board headed by David Lilienthal, former head of the TV A President Truman told a press conference late Monday that there would be no coal strike indicating that Lewis will get at least some of his demands; OPA is preparing its master de-control list which will be announced soon; an INS roundup of the state shows that large Republican gains are due at the polls next week; the New York truck strike is over and shipping activity is on the increase everywhere; and the Berryman cartoon on page six re- minds us that all strikes are not yet settled. At to believe that it's almost Nov. 1, but the weatherman says the mild temperatures will con- tinue Harold Stassen comes to Delaware County for two raMies tonight; Judge van Roden describes his activities in connection with the German gem theft trial; Miss Lucy Hathaway, long-time head of the Red Cross office here, has been given a testimonial dinner; Chester police are opening a drive against vandalism; Bell telephone releases some interesting figures on the volume of their business locally; and the school board has again tabled a request to name its new athletic field in honor of Bill Reese. l panied by Ellwood J. Turner, vet- eran state legislator, and E. Wal- lace Chadwick, Congressional nom- inee, approaches the main entrance Turn to Page 2, Column 3 assessed at on Council's agenda for the meeting was preliminary approval of an ordinance which raises the an- Turn to Pace 2, Number 1 that strong international control of atomic explosives is mandatory. The five appointments to the Atom Control Commission were an- nounced by the President yesterday at a hastily-summoned news con- ference. Besides Lilienthal, the members arc: Robert P. Bacher, 41, professor of physics at Cornell University. He was in charge of the Los Alamos, N. M., laboratory where the first test bomb was exploded in 1Q45. Sumner T. Pike, 55, former mem- ber of the Securities and Exchange Commission. William W. Waymack, 58, editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune since 1942. He won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished edi- torial writing in 1337. Lewis L. Strauss, 50, New York banker and partner in Kuhn, Co. during the war, as a rear- admiral in the naval reserve, he served on the inter-department committee on atomic energy. Mr. Truman named Gordon R. Turn to Page 2, Number 6 IN MINE ISSUE Explanation On Whether U. S. Gave In To Lewis Lacking- Washington status of the soft coal labor crisis remained outwardly confused today despite President Truman's statement that there would he no strike. The urgent question, unanswered by the President, was whether the government has reversed Itself and agreed to reopen its existing wage contract with President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers satisfied that the gov- ernment had yielded, and said as much when he agreed to meet with Federal Coal Mines Administrator N. H. Collisson at a conference set for 11 a. m., EST., Friday. Under such conditions. Lewis said, there will be no strike while the negotia- tions arc underway. However, Secretary of Interior J. A. Knig, .who asked Lewis to get together with Collisson, said In Mindcn, Ncv., last night that the Red Leader Says Incendiaries' Are Threat To Peace By HUGH BAILLIK President of United Press London offices throughout the work! gave Jie closest study today to a new pronouncement by Marshal Stalin. It was contained in replies to 31 questions submitted by the United Press to the head of the Soviet State. Last'night Stalin, in a cable from Moscow to the writer here, replied to all 31 questions. Among the points Stalin made: 1. Russia docs not have the atom bomb or any similar weapon. 2. The Soviet Army has only GO divisions in western Europe, but plans to reduce them to 40. Ji. The most serious threats to world peace are "the in- cendiaries of a new war: foremost, Churchill and those who think like him in Great Britain and the United States." 4..Stalin does not believe that the Soviet Union has used the veto power to excess Inside the framework of the United Nations. 5. He does not believe there, is increased tension between Russia and the U. S. A spokesman for the British For- eign Office'indicated sonic suspicion concerning the statement that Rus- sia had CO divisions in western Europe. He sivid n division "can be anything from 5000 to men." In some circles Stalin's reply to the question on (use of the veto power was regarded as a serious blow to Britain's effort to restrain the use of the veto by the Soviet Union in the United Nations Security Council and the Foreign Ministers' Council. British newspapers featured Stalin's statement that Winston Churchill was the foremost "Incen- diary of a new but, there was no Immediate reaction from the former prime minister of Britain. Invitation did not mean a reversal of the government's previous stand on renegotiation. "I've said all along that If we find something wrong in the contract we'll change It, hut to renegotiate the entire another Krug .said. Lewis lias said previously that un- less the government agreed to re- open the coal contract on Nov. 1, he would consider the agreement void. And the miners do not, work without a contract. In announcing yesterday that the United Mine Workers would meet with Collisson on Friday, Lewis told Krug that he "esteemed" the tele- graphed Invitation as government compliance with his demand for ne- gotiation of a new contract. "Under these conditions." Lewis said, "The Krug-Lewls agreement remains effective and unchanged during ensuing period of negotla- Turn to Page 2, Number 4 The Italian Foreign Olflce showed great Interest In Stalin's statement that "Yugoslavia has grounds to be dissatisfied with the draft treaty of peace for Italy." A spokesman said it was "most Important for us to know where Russia stood" on the Issue. Moscow newspapers published Stalin's replies to my questions wi- der a four-column head on the right hand side of their front pages. The cabled interview was published tcxt- ually without introduction or com- ment. Upon returning to London from Germany, Prance nnd Scandinavia, I wired Stalin 31 questions on Oct. 21. Last night, he answered all 31 questions. My questions to Stalin were based on observations and conversations with diplomats, generals, publishers and Influential persons in Germany, Prance. England, Sweden, Denmark and Finland during the last two months, when I talked to those working at the Paris peace confer- 'Miss Lucy' is Honored by Chester Red Cross Branch It's Tulip Time A t Prison Farm' Next spring wnen It's tulip time at the county jail. 410 vari- colored, long-stemmed blooms will spell out "Broadmeadows" on' the prison' grounds. Yesterday, however, the jail's flowery future represented just another headache to Deputy Controller G. Cantwell Wright. Brandishing a bill for S30, Deputy Wright came into the Commissioners' meeting to de- termine whether the 400 bulbs ordered for the prison grounds were a "capital outlay." He wanted instructions the Commissioners on whether the bill should be paid by the county "as a capital or whether the bill should be passed back to the prison authorities for payment under their operating budget. "I can't see tulip bulbs being; a capital Deputy Wright declared. At the same time, however, Commissioner C. L- Conner ex- plained that since tulip bulbs were "good for five years" he felt they represented a capital ex- pense. By the end of the discussion it was'decided that the bulbs would bloom by courtesy of the Com- missioners with no questions asked about who would pay for them. Miss Lucy Hathaway, who retired some months ago as executive secrc- :ary of the Chester branch of the Red Cross, was guest of honor Mon- day evening at a testimonial dinner in the Corinthian Yacht Club. The woman, who gave close to 30 years of her life, and much of her own funds, to the Red Cross, was guest of the branch directors. It was the kind of party "Miss Lucy" would have preferred. There were no speeches, just spontaneous xpresslons of regard and love from hose with whom she worked for so Turn to Page 2, Nnmher 2 Colwyn Man, 94, Is Found Dead In Cobb's Creek ence about reparations, Germany, the military government, etc. The questions were dispatched to Mos- cow last Monday and were answered In Russian to the London olflce of the United Press Oct. 23. where they were translated by the United Press. Wherever t traveled T found Rus- sia regarded as an enigma holding the key to the future world tran- 'Turn In Page 5, Column 1 'Republican Year' is State Theme as Election Nears DIPLOMATS OF WORLD STUDY STALIN'S ANSWER First Reaction Is Soviets Have Torn Aside Iron Curtain Ily United Press World leaders studied closely today premier Staling replies to 31 questions put to him by Hueh Bailie, president of the United Press, on Russia's other world powers. First reaction was that Stalin had further opened the curtain on Soviet International rela- tions. Many lenders asked for more time to study his replies. Alexandra Parodi, French delegate to the United Nations, said, "this looks like of several signs of ft more con- ciliatory relationship among the big powers." Copies of the interview were received with Interest at the While House, the State Depart- ment, and the British Foreign Office In London. U. S. State Department of- ficials, privately encouraged by Stalin's assertion that he did not feel there was growing ten- sion between the U.S.S.R. and the United States, said it would be up to President Truman or Secretary of State James F. Byrnes to make the official U. S. comment. Five out of eight London morning papers bannered the interview. Rep. Clarence Brown, R., O., congressional campaign adviser to GOP Committee Chairman Carroll Recce, said the long dis- tance interview "showed great enterprise on the part of Mr. Baillie." Brown found Stalin's replies "very interesting." Sen. Bourke B. Hlckenlooper, R.. la., took exception to Stalin's remark that Winston Churchill "and those who think like him in Great Britain and the United Turn to Page 5, Column 6 Aaron T. Ryder, 94, one of Col- wyn's oldest and most respected citi- zens, was found dead on a sand bar in Cobb's. Creek about this morning after police had searched since Saturday night when he was first reported missing from his home at 415 South Second street. According to Chief William M. Ward, of the Colwyn police, he had sent the "missing" message out on the teletype on Saturday night. As is customary in such cases, he al- lowed 48 hours to lapse. No word concerning the whereabouts of the aged Negro was forthcoming. Last night police began an exten- sive search of the Colwyn area with no results. Today, Chief Ward en- listed the aid of the boys of the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grades of Colwyn Junior High School, with the approval of the supervising principal, DeWitt De- trich. After combing nvery inch of the territory as they went forward, they found Ryder lying face down on a sand bar in the creek near what is known as Ann's Rock, approxi- LUCY G. HATHAWAY mately at the foot of Second street and Ellis avenue. The property is as the old Tribbitt farm. Cobb's Creek is at this point, and it may be that the body had drifted from Its original posi- tion. Seeing that the man was dead, the chief called Deputy Coroner Charles H. Drewes, of Darby, who took charge of the body. Colwyn residents knew the dead man as a kindly, respectable citizen who In the borough for at least 50 years. He lived with a I5y .JOHN PA GET Harrlsbiirg (INS) Republicans looked ahead today to dominating the Commonwealth's government for years. was nothing on the surface to dispute their confidence despite the Democratic party's claim of vic- tory. Reports from all sections of the State have the same theme: "It's a Republican year." Republican strategists know that Attorney General James H Duff, the gubernatorial'candidate, will not fare so well In the Industrial sections, where labor is in the Democratic fold, but when all the ballots have been counted they will say will be Duff by votes. Leaders expect Duff's Democratic opponent. John S. Rice, of Gettys- burg, to win most of the industrial precincts, Lackawanna County and a small protest vote in Philadelphia where a real estate assessment wran- gle tilted the GOP bandwagon. But the heavy Republican regis- ration majority will work to Duff's advantage, according to the GOP ilgh command. Unofficially, the State Election Bureau has reported that approximately Repub- cratlc party's senatorial candidate Into office. There have been Indications In some GOP'clrclcs that the quarter- million winning margin forecast for Duff is too high; that the post-war apathy to politics will cut heavily into the overall turnout. As many as votes are pruned from the estimate but there was no denial that the 63-year-old Cabinet officer would extend the GOP domination of the state to 12 years. Four years ago, Governor Martin carried the .ate by more than votes. The entire Republican statewide U. 5. To Reveal Disposition Of Troops To UN leans and Democrats wil be eligible to go to the polls. Duff Is confident of winning. That was the only reason he agreed to make the race when approached by Gov. Edward Martin, the party's candidate for the U. S. Senate sea now held by Joseph P. Guffey. Two years ago, GOP leaders askec Duff to be the regular organization' candidate for the U, S. Senate when James J. Davis was up for re-elec lion, but Duff refused. He told them bluntly that Presl dent Roosevelt would win a, fourt late Is assured of victory, according non-enemy countries. United Nations Hall, Flushing, N. Y., United States delegation to the United Nations General Assembly today decided to meet with "full disclosure" the So- viet Union's demand for details on disposition of American troops in ion at the Second street address, I term and -would sweep the Demo o the GOP. Lack of Interest means ttle ticket cutting so the Governor will sweep his running mates Into fflce. Campaigning with Duff ha.- been 3rig. Gen. Daniel -B. Strickler, of jancaster, assistant commander of he Twenty-elghlh Infantry Divl- lon, and the nominee for lieutenant governor. Seeking a third is Secretary of Internal Affairs Wil- iam S. Livcngood, Jr., of Somerset. Democrats have made much of the act that Martin, Duff nnd Livcn- ;ood come from western counties, thus depriving the voters, they say, of a representative ticket. Duff is "a resident of Carnegie. Republican leaders decided to upset the time-honored custom of choosing candidates according to jeography books when they made up the ticket because they contended voters cared little about location a; they were more interested in ability On the other hand, Democrat! carefully chose their candidates Guftey hails from Pittsburgh; Rici is an Adams County businessman John H. Dent, candidate for lieu- tenant governor, a post he wanted four years ago, is from Jeannette and Sgt. Al Schmid, Livengood' opponent, is from Philadelphia. The delegates in a lengthy, rivate meeting today decided rank American action would be de- irable in the interests of peace, vhcther or not the Soviet Union greed to do the same thing, a member of the delegation told the United Press. The delegation position was siib- ect to approval by Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. However, .he delegates were agreed among ,hemselves that the interests of peace and security would best be served by a complete disclosure of ;he numbers and locations of Amer- can armed forces throughout the world. The Soviet Union has placed on Turn to Page 2, Number 5 In Today's Amusements 13 Obituaries Bedtime Story 14 Pearson C. Brown 6 Peglcr Comic's 14 Radio Prop. Cross. Puzzle Deaths Editorials Edson Marriage Lie. 6 Service Men 15 Sports 6 Times 6 Tucker 2 B 6 14 10 12 6 S 8 Women's Page 8 ;