Chester Times (Newspaper) - October 29, 1946, Chester, Pennsylvania
'18 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1946 CHESTER (PA.) TIMES U.S. Sells Power Units in Philadelphia to Junkman By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN Washington This dispatch, by necessity, is going to be vague. The War Assets Administration didn't even weigh the old iron it to a Philadelphia junkman. Then the federals lost a few im- portant documents. One of 'em got fired later. Somebody seemed to have made a mistake maybe but nobody would admit it. And that brines us to the junkman. Max Bailis, who offered a ton for the busted crank shafts and other rusty stuff in one ment's warehouses. of the govern- CIIL v You can imaghie Max's surprise when he dropped out to pick up his junk. It included row upon row of bower units for caterpillar tractors, all crated, all packed in grease, and all so new the red pamt hadnt been scratched. Best calculations indicate tnat Max paid about for each of 531 units, which sell anywhere else for a piece. No junk man ever made a better deal. Rep Roger Slaughter, of Mo., is figuring on trying to make him give back the government its junk de luxe Slaughter's investigating committee also is seeking to discover how the government salesmen managed to pull such a boner. The committee seem to be having because the War Assets doesn't luck. That's Administration experts have no paper weights. They're always los- ing documents. They're also alway getting fired, or resigning, or being promoted, and nobody is responsible for anything. You think I'm writing an editorial? Listen: A S Dillon, the deputy regiona director of acquisitions, testified hi warehouses were so full of stuff that had to get some of the junk Jeared away. James C. Cann, chief if the Inspection Division, sent his xperts out to appraise the junk. They did so. They listed the power units as .valuable consumer goods. Then somebody else changed the ist and called 'em Junk. Then an- jther somebody else lost the list. We are still trying to find Cann testified. Paul J. McGarvey, the adminis- rative assistant to the deputy di- rector for administrative service of he regional office (there's a title as .s a said when the deal reached his desk, those power units A'ere old scrap iron. John L. Moore, ,he deputy director, said he signed the document listing 'em as junk, all right, but he depended on the nformation supplied him. He said maybe Sidney Longman of the Philadelphia sales office night know. Sidney, unfortunately, lad lost a document of his own. (Philadelphia obviously is a breezy place.) Anyhow, he said Nelson McQuillan ordered the sale. Slaughter wondered when he could find McQuillan. Unfortunately be resigned a couple of months ago. Longman said he did not know How much Max had paid for his junk, because he didn't know how much he bought. He said McQuillan ruled that the paper work about minor details could come along later. AH he knew was that Max had put up a deposit for a warehouse full of junk. Max's boy, Phillip, is the next wit- ness. I'll be there, because who knows? Maybe he also found a few bushels of diamonds and a couple of crates of platinum brace- lets in his grab-bag. atafcttaBsteitagteatJeg. estststsM the LOCAL GROUP IN COLLEGE PLAY A number of Delaware Countians are participating activities in Temple University's newly-created Department of Drama. Plans for nine plays are m making, and they will be produced under the direction of Madge Skelly, Temple's new assistant director ol dramatics, who has complete charge of a program known as Freshman Plivfirs. will be the first all student production of the new term to be staged by the freshmen of the Haverford undergraduate unit. Re- hearsals are in progress, and the play will be produced Nov. 14 and 15 at the Haverford Center at Hav- _ _ Countians in the cast aref Mitchell Rosenfeld, 416 Spruce street. Darby; Joan Bullock, Mark- ham road, Cheyney; Bayard Lcary, Jr 825 Woodland avenue, Sharon Hill' Mary Jane Lyons, 23 Oakley road, Highland Park; Richard Stouffer, Jr., 102 Lansdowne avenue, Lansdowne; John GiHin, 221 Wright avenue, Darby; John Lynch, 63 Ard- more avenue, Lansdowne. Augustus latesta, 209 South Cedar lane, Highland Park; Duane Byrd, 21-i Wvnnewood avenue, Lansdowne; Francis Hennessy, Jr., Summitt Sheldon, 346 Lansdowne; Housing Exhibit Opens Today A t Swarthmore I ertown. Delaware road, Media; Prank Clearbrook avenue, Charles Faix, 339 Osceola avenue, Lester; George Murr, 414 Glendale avenue, Upper Darby; Edward Zu- mach, 7168 Bradbourne road, Up- Darby. Elvira Perrone, 422 East Third street, Chester; Nancy Marie Steck, 509 Pilgrim lane, Drexel Hill; M. Louise Schatz, 1616 Ridgeway road, Haverford; Elizabeth Glnn, 109 Kent road, Upper Darby; Annabelle Greenberg, 201 Aaron road. Upper Darby; E. Irene Santa, 112 East Providence road, Aldan; Zelda Ed- elman, 7223 Brent road, Upper Darby; Thomas Conroy, 305 Ches- wald road, Drexel Hill. "The Lesson of War new and revised edition of an ex- hibition already seen by England, Russia, South Africa and Australia, opened at Swarthmore College to- day. The exhibition, shown in Cloisters Gallery and Student Commons at the college, consists of approximately fifty panels of enlarged photo- graphs, drawings, plans and brief texts, stressing the lessons for peace- Lime building and city planning which have been learned from war- time housing problems. This new edition, revised for use in this country, is based on the ex- hibition, "U. S. Housing in War and prepared last year at the request of the council ol the Royal Institute of British Architects by The Museum of Modem Art, New York. The exhibition will remain on vlevt nt the college through Nov. 18 and will then continue its tour around the United States. Housing shortages in war-swollen industrial centers necessitated the building of new houses in huge volume, at maximum speed, with a minimum of manpower, materials and movement. The first sectkm of the exhibition indicates extensive pre-war experience with large-scale, planned housing and shows the types ol shelter developed to meet the crucial problems of the war emer- gency. What They Say By International News Tru- man, announces members of the Atomic Control Commission: "We want the direction of atomic energy to be entirely in the interest of peace and not war." New General Clark orders federal probe into mob slaying of four Negroes near Monroe, Ga.: "The average colored citizen of America is a good citizen and deserves better treatment in the hands of a de- mocracy, but Communism ts not the -answer and Communistic leadership will not cure it." Los of Hie Navy 'James Forrestal: "The American Navy is necessary to the world not as an instrument of terror, force or subjugation but rather as a guardian of our own liberties and co-guardian with other nations freedom law throughout the Washington Today By International News Service Administration officials were given more time today to cope with the coal wage crisis follow- ing removal of the threat of a Nov. 1 strike by John L. Lewis' bituminous miners. Interior Secretary J. A. Krug agreed to a conference of gov- ernment representatives and "United Mine Workers officials next Fiiasy, but left unsettled the Usue whether the admin- istration intends to bow to Lewis' demands for higher wages. Thomas A. Jenkins of Ohio, chairman of the Republi- can administration alone are re- sponsible for the absence of sugar for American tables when there is no shortage." Jenkins said the acts of the Democrats in Congress had given the administration "ab- solute control of every pound ol sugar produced in this country and in Cuba since 1939." Jenkins' charges were hurled as House and Senate campaign investigating committees closed up shop until "after the elec- tions." Another Republican, Sen. Bridges of New Hampshire, en- tered the news, however, by call- ing on Secretary of State Byrnes to begin "cleaning up the state department" by firing Spruille Braden, assistant secretary in charge of Latin-American affairs. From other sources came a report on world military strength which said that the Russian army heads the list in size, with China, second; Britain third, and the United States, fourth. Strength of the Russian Army was reported to be around three million persons. The United States has one million, one hun- dred thousand. POLISH CLUB TO HOLD ELECTION Little change in the adminislra- ion of the Polish American Eagle Citizens Club, 1001 Chestnut street s seen at the forthcoming annim neeting. The election will be held Nov. 26 There is no opposition for officer and trustees, but a list or 15 can didatcs has been submitted for 1 directors to be elected. Anthony Lnslowka has been nomi- nated without opposition to succeed himself as president, and Alexander Gruszka and Stanley Belczyk have been nominated to "succeed them- selves as flnnncinl secretary and treasurer, respectively. Two changes on the official fam- ily are caused by the retirement from oflice ol tiie Incumbents be- cause of press of other work, and the other by enlistment in the U. S. service. Walter Soha, present vice presi- dent, will be succeeedd by Watson Pientko, and Emil Lepak, now in the service, will be succeeded as record- ing secretary by Mrs. Mary Pod- gnjnn. Walter Miazga. and Mrs. Prances Kolasinska have been re-nominated without opposition for trustees. Candidates for the board of direc- tors. 10 to be elected, are Prank Blyszczek; Waiter Charles Pszegon, Matthew Wroble- ski, Frank Hclpa, Mrs. Irene Las- towka. Mary Kornish, Walter Hol- inka. Mary Balawcjcicr, Mrs. Helen Laskowska. Victor Rogala. Tpnae Skladanowski. Peter Alexander Plomis and Mr. Lejink. father ot Emil, the retiring record- ing secretary'- L There are now 15.884.000 veterans on the rolls of the Veterans' Admin- istration. War Brides To Study History The Chester Evening School will otTer a course in American History for war brides, beginning Thursday evening, from 7 to 9 p. m. at Ches- ter High School. The instructor will be Robert U. Grainger, of the high school faculty. The nucleus for this class is being drawn from a club for war brides organized by Eugenia Kupisz. of he YWCA staff. This group meets t the every Wednesday, and ts members rapidly are becoming) ntere-sled in community life. The! purpose of the class is to better acquaint them with the history and -overnment of this country. The class will be held every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 in; Room 2 of the high school building, i Any war bride in Chester or vJ-' cinlty is welcome. i Mr. Grainger also announced the formation ol a citizenship and English class for Polish residents of Chester, to be held at the Polish- American Citizens' Club Registra- tion will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p. m. All persons of Polish nationality who wish to become naturalized citizens nnd learn to speak English are welcome. These classes will supplement two others already meeting at the high school. Registration in these two classes is still open to Chester residents of any racial background, 10-29-46 a 11 SPEARE NYLON HOSIERY Sold at Our Counters at all times. 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