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Chester Times (Newspaper) - September 6, 1949, Chester, Pennsylvania
Dad orders Shirley May to quit 7 Miles from goal Welcome Back to school news for Chester High students appears on the first Welcome Page the season see Page 16 73rd 22438 covers Delaware county first net paid circulation average August 19s9 Chester a tuesday september 6 1949 last City edition Cloudy Chester area partly Cloudy this afternoon tonight and wednesday slightly cooler Dally a caned Walro reports of United press up news service ins and Acme telephoto Price five cents 12 slain by mad Camden gunman rotary honors Davi Mbaker chs instructor vocational education Pioneer 375 Chester teachers in session by Doris e Tolun David Maclay Baker member of the Chester High school faculty for 30 years and a Pioneer in vocational education in the City today named recipient of Ches Ter rotary clubs 1949 distinguished teacher award announcement of the award was made at the opening meeting for the cites 375 Public school teachers held this morning in the High school auditorium the award will be presented to Baker at a rotary club meeting later this month or Dialler Speaks or Theodore Distler president of Franklin and Marshall College addressed the teachers and presented his qualifications for a five Star teacher 1 preparedness in every Way 2 availability being Friendly and helpful 3 being respected 4 Community minded 5 enthusiastic a teacher must be prepared not just in terms of degrees but by spending time and Energy on each Days work said or Distler who is beginning his 28th year in College education a prepared teacher is of tremendous importance while an unprepared one is not Worth much in announcing the annual rotary award a highlight of the opening teachers meeting William h Krell stressed its twofold Honor an outstanding teacher and to Honor the profession of teaching particularly to bring its importance turn to Page 2 number 5 36 local contests to spark crash kills surgeons son believed victim of paralysis George l Armitage 3d son of or George l Armitage chief sur Geon of Chester Hospital has been admitted to that institution As a suspected victim of polio it was Learned today a definite diag Nosis is expected i late this afternoon after the youth has been exam ined by or Bur ton Chance Phil Adelphia polio specialist according to or Armit Gehis sons condition is sat Armitage i factory he is confined to the isolation unit at the Hospital it was leased that Young Armi Tage a former pm student had spent the summer As a counsellor at a Northern new Jersey Camp where a number of suspected polio cases had developed became 111 sunday the youth became ill sunday night at his Home 410 s Chester re he was attacked by severe pains in his Back and his father was compelled to administer sedatives Young Armitage entered the hos Pital on labor Day meanwhile three new cases were reported in Delaware county Over the weekend bringing the number of polio victims this season to 19 in the face of the incidence of turn to Page 2 number 9 i otherwise Dull primary five towns vote on liquor by Charles h Russell putting the final touches to preparations for the Pri Mary elections on sept 13 the county Bureau of elections to Day disclosed there will be local Republican contests in 36 of Delaware county 48 boroughs and townships the list does not include Chester where a spirited con test for City Council is on in three of the municipalities the i or democrats Hae nomination Conil i tests for salaried offices either tax collector or township treasurer they Are Clifton Heights upper Chichester township and Ridley township in addition to nominating Candi dates the electorate also will vote on other issues local option will appear on the ballot in five communities the question of liquor sales in Yeadon taproom will be decided in Swarthmore Norwood Lansdowne and Middletown township voters will ballot on the question of the Sale of Beer and liquor three school districts Are asking voters to approve Bond issues to finance expansion programs in Springfield the proposed Bond Ssue is Media s290000 Newtown township in the list below contests Are shown where an office or town is not mentioned there is no Intra arty dispute one candidate is to be nominated except where a specific number is mentioned three to be Nom William e Erdman Wil Iam m Vogelgesang George a Ritchey rank r Davis tax col Ector William r Stevenson John 3 Brinton Aston directors 6 years two o be nominated Lewis r Titus Charles w Marsh j Clif ton Whittaker Samuel b Wilgus or element j Terry Harry Walbert William b Drake j Watson Ped of four years one to be Nom rated Raymond b Taylor Miriam Lyall township treasurer Harry t Tillman Edward s Pilkington Clifton collector Charles b Hunt Emil Tiemann t Mascio or Linwood j thelms Nick d Franks Chester collector Wick Moretti Joseph h Czekay directors two to be nominated Leon b Gilbert d aul May David c gears Ruth a Baxter John l Furterer Bur Gess William j Oneill f x Isher Council three Tobe Nomi lated Edward f Taylor Calvin h turn to Paje 4 col 4 local Angler atches rare trigger fish ferry jammed Over weekend by Fred Echelmeyer labor Days last fling pleas ures became a mass of statistics today As Delaware county residents wearily rolled out of bed and tackled the Busy backs Normal schedules of the fall season three out of Ever five car owners in the county were on the High i ways Over the weekend together with 30000000 vehicles in the nation and the majority of the local cars funnelled into the county monday afternoon evening and Early today through main highways and the Chester Bridgeport ferry the weather was considered perfect by All but avid bathers As the water remained cold but the Sun hot at Atlantic coastal beaches and the Shore Points in Delaware and Maryland the Mercury held an average of about 76 in the county and predicted Thunder showers faded away in an impotent display of angry heat lighting monday eve Ning death scratched its Bony Finger through the names of 479 Holiday seekers and marked a permanent ending to their existence in the worst casualty record in the naj tons history Delaware county added two names to the list when a Young Man and woman died in a terrific car cleaving Accident on the Delaware county memorial Bridge Over Crum Creek Early sunday morning ferry company hits record Louis Kapelski manager of Ches Ter Bridgeport ferry co stated to Day that his company topped All previous labor Day records by 20 Over the three Day Holiday Span the company kept on four boats from Friday until late last night and literally ate up the hundreds of cars that passed out of anr1 Back into the county the Cross River cavalcade of Home Ward bound motorists started slowly monday morning perked up at 2 Charm Rucker 1204 e 9th St will be thrilled for a Long time with his catch off Cape Charles a last saturday he came up with a rare trigger fish a species which Seldom is seen outside of tropical Waters the creature measured about eight inches and its Horn sticking up from its head measured about two inches a characteristic of the fish which gives it its name is the Small trigger rising a Frac Tion of an Inch above its Back Bone when the trigger is pressed the Horn Lowers and locks in a horizontal position along the head Rucker is More thrilled with that one fish than the heavy poundage he and his companions brought Over the boats sides he was accompanied by four others and their total catch weighed about 500 pounds including some flounders which weighed up to 18 pounds each his companions were William Corter Lin Wood John Soulis Lenni Stuart Thompson of Chester and Sam Uel Opra Usick of Philadelphia the party left Chester Friday night and returned Early sunday a Swarthmore club Leader Mother of county pastor also killed local toll Down by Joe Fitzgerald mrs Julia Kent a Well known former resident o1 Swarthmore was killed with her Soninlaw Richard d Scales 319 n Prospect a Park Ridge 111 in an Auto Mobile Accident in Indiana sunday a labor Day automobile Accident also claimed the Mother of a col Lingdale Clergyman who was fatally injured on monday in upstate Penn Sylvania she was mrs Susan Foltz of Sunbury the Mother of Rev Lewis Foltz pastor of the first lutheran Church Collingdale county record better than 48 Delaware county itself despite a double fatality Early sunday com piled a glistening safety record for the three Day Holiday the Accident occurred on Baltimore Pike when two cars sideswiped each other the dead in the Baltimore pm crash were Frederick Leigh ton Smith 20 7247 Calvin re upper Darby and miss Jackie warholick of 1701 s 56th St Philadelphia Auto Cut in half Smith was driving the machine which struck a friends car chromed off and crashed into a Metal pole the vehicle was broken in half by the Impact 30year resident of Swarthmore mrs Julia Kent who was killed while returning to her Soninlaw Home in Chicago from Swarthmore lived in Swarthmore for More than 30 years she was a graduate of Cornell University turn to Page 2 number 3 Camden killer tops Chester gunman score it was the same kind of a Day As today on nov 6 1948 temperature at 830 a m on that Day was in the Low 70s and a Bright Sun shone overhead this morning at 10 a m tem or nature was in the Low 70s and the Sun was shining brightly but there is More than that parallel Between the killing of eight persons on Market St near 2d by p m and was going Strong at 3 trigger Happy 38yearold Melvin p m from 4 p m until 9 p m the traffic was phenomenally High but according to Kapelski after 9 p m it had dwindled off again the great bulge of returnees having been accommodated Collins on saturday morning nov 6 1948 and the Wanton murder of 12 persons in Camden n j this morning by Howard b Unruh a crazed War Veteran mass murder twins Pennsylvania Railroad estimated i Unruh held More than 50 Cam Swarthmore mans Call wins 1st prize in times contest trafic accidents topped the labor Day weekend news and the major local tragedy was the death of two Young Delaware count ians sunday in a crash on memorial Bridge on Baltimore pm Over Crum Creek Frank Masseli 9 Park a Swarthmore phoned a tip to the times on this Accident and earned the first prize in the weekly tipster contest mrs Stacey Starr 4929 Shepherd a Normal labor Day increase in traffic and made the usual preparations which were adequate for the travellers rail traffic was if anything a bit under Normal labor Day statistics according for to Railroad officials the Only Varia Tion noted was the late travel for some reason vacationers started Den police and detectives at Bay from his barricaded room in a respectable residential Section of Camden Collins shouting Defiance at Chesters entire police Force which had been augmented by county detectives and state police held off Law enforcement agents for slightly ammo Tei photo Camden vet kills body of one of the 12 victims of Howard Unruh 27 crazed Camden Veteran lies in the foreground As two detectives on porch roof close in on the killer armed with Tommy guns and pistols the detectives forced Unruh to surrender in doing plenty to them Eftimes reporter talks to besieged killer on phone by Orrin c Evans a Newspaperman who got his first training As a reporter on the Chester after graduation from pm More than 20 years morning obtained an incredible interview with a death dealing maddened War Veteran who had just killed 12 persons later for Home monday loading the More than one hour extra and regular coaches up past l Unruh like Collins also took the Midnight county roads Busy the Bright somewhat and wounded five in Camden n j he is Philip Buxton or 25 mount Well a Haddonfield n j now assistant City editor of the Camden courier and a former resident of Ridley Park Buxton told the times shortly after Howard Unruh 28 had sur rendered to police thit he acted purely on a Strong Hunch Unruh had barricaded himself in a room at his Home at 3202 River re Camden after he stalked through Camden streets and walked into Homes cold blood edly shooting his 17 victims i life of an innocent victim parked behind the barricade cooler in an automobile in the Chester massacre Collins Fred Casino 38 of 1401 Edge weather of the county brought out Mont a who parked in his hundreds of persons who did not car in the path of the sizzling bul lets Collins sped from a Rifle from flee the county Over the weekend t but remained at Home except for Short rides around Home 233 Market St Poole in various sections of the a Simil number of people Jam county Bro malls in Media Rose i packed streets in the neighbourhood Valley Springfield and others Hereof the Market St shooting As those not heavily patronized a situation no watched panic stricken Asun tem turn to Page 2 number 8 Parks in the county did a big business with hundreds of Stayat turn to Page 2 number 2 St Mccall Heights took the Sec Ond prize for her tip on a Mccall Heights fire the lightning started Blaze destroyed a grocery store wins 3d prize a fatal Accident at 4th and Wil son its last monday was reported by mrs Alice Kamisky 2516 w 4th St she will receive the third prize of the week in addition to these regular prizes the times is making three special awards to tipsters for outstanding Aid Adele Asenavage governor Printz blvd Holly Oak Del will receive a special prize for his tip about six Pennsylvania boys being pulled from the Delaware River a special award goes to Vincent Lacono 709 w 6th St for his Call about a fire at j c Ayer co a special photographic award also was made this week Walter t Chernokal 2520 w 4th St received for a picture of the fatal crash at 4th ind Wilson its while not taking awards the Fol lowing persons submitted tips Dur ing the past week Raymond Kow Alchuk 3125 w 3d St Madelyn Foremny 2606 w 4th St mrs Ilean Collier 1822 w 6th St Eshcol col Lins 1715 w 2d St mrs Helen Gran Berg 402 Welsh St mrs John Brown 53j Dutton Mill re Mccall Heights Paul Amalfitano 427 e 9th St mrs h Chaikin 413 e 9th St Shirley Mcneai 1537 Providence a Grace West 942 w 7th St Ann Bagley 1925 weigh than St John Hinterlong 2722 w 2d St Eileen Collins 4939 Greenwood a Brookhaven mrs James Donaghy 52 Neeld la Green Ridge Mary Field 2225 w 2d St Eugene Magoo e 14th St Doris Murray 535 e 15th St e p abridge 614 e 14th St mrs John Rozmarynoski 317 Engle St Katherine Ulle 2217 w 4th St Russell Tunley 318 Engle St Mary Slezak 324 Jeffrey St mrs Alice Truax 1110 Parker St Charm Rucker 1204 e 9th St Anne Lut ton 1113 Parker St mrs Mary Branca Green la and Ashland a Secane today Weathe temperatures for 24 High yesterday 86 at 2 p m Low this morning 70 at 730 a m average yesterday 76 Normal for Date 71 24 hours 0 this month 0 Sun Rose 632 a m Sun sets 725 p m Moon rises 726 p m Moon sets 533 a m first quater aug 30sept 7 today Chester tide water terminal pier High 1225 a m 1248 p m Low 732 a m 746 p m local forecast partly Cloudy this afternoon tonight and wednesday slightly cooler expected temperatures High Oday 82 Low tonight 64 High wednesday 78 Buxton seated at his desk in the courier news room got the Hunch and decided to play it leafing through the Telephone he came across a listing for Howard Unruh at the River re address then he dialled Cam Den 42490w the phone rang several times then Buxton heard a Click indicating the receiver had been lifted on the other end of the line against a background of Whin labor Day weekend deaths near 500 history highest almost 500 persons were killed in accidents Over the labor Day week end and the nation suffered its worst toll of traffic for the Holiday in i history j a total of 479 persons died violently 365 in Highway accidents 47 by i drowning 19 in air crashes and 48 due to miscellaneous causes the National safety Council had today chuckle Well past the usus supper hour a neighbor encountered Johnnie playing marbles with some companions from the other Side of the tracks Why Johnnie she said re Provin Gly youd better hurry Home youll be late for supper of no i wont said Johnnie with an air of one who knows her i wont be late Ive got the meat predicted that 280 persons would die ice Saia the car made a sudden in traffic i turn in front of the leading bus Council officials said the actual which struck it the second bus number of deaths set a new record for labor Day although their rec ploughed into the first Odom is victim ords were not Complete they be1 my heed the highest previous toll for l capt up i the uni Irav was 119 in it famed Rounth world Pilot was the Holiday was 3u m 1937 one of the air crash victims he this is Barbaric one official Imit death Wincn his speedy fighter plane crashed into a House during 302 in 48 last year Only 302 persons died on the highways during the labor Day weekend but the total killed in All types of accidents was 492 chiefly because of 62 deaths by drowning one of the worst Highway Acci dents occurred near Kenosha wis when two chartered buses piled up in a collision with an automobile thirty three women on a Pil Grimage to holy Hill shrine near Milwaukee from the Whiting irid the Thompson trophy race at Cleve land the plane set the House afire burning a Mother and her 13 Mont hold son to death and injuring the Childs Grandfather fifteen sea scouts reported two Days overdue on an Ocean cruise were found Safe aboard their boat near colonial Beach a where they had put in because of engine trouble most of the nation enjoyed fair and pleasant weather although severe wind and rain storms hit at Portland Ore and in Sec Ioas of area were injured slightly and off West Virginia temperatures were cers said it was a Miracle none j somewhat Chilly helping to hold was killed Down the number of deaths due to the Kenosha county Fiher Lyls ing bullets what Buxton described As a Strong Clear voice said hello is this Howard inquired Bux ton nerve taut As he realized Unruh had spoken into the phone Yus came Back whats the last name of the party you want this is Unruh Unruh then there was silence on the other end of Trie line just the sound of sporadic gunfire but Buxton Clung tensely to the Telephone then Unruhe voice was heard again he repeated his previous query whats the last name of the party you want and Buxton repeated the name Unruh in a Friend continued Bux ton and i want to know what there doing to you there not doing a damned thing to me but in doing plenty to them Unruh assured Buxton How Many dead How Many have you killed questioned Buxton his voice was soothing reassuring then Unruh became boastful he replied i dont know yet because i Haven counted them he hesitated a few seconds then almost proudly but it looks like a pretty Good score Why Are you killing people asked Buxton 1 dont know i cant answer that yet in too Busy again the berserk War Veteran apparently moved away from the phone Buxton heard a Peppery Exchange of gunfire then came turn to Page 2 number 6 new red Feather film 31641 has your group scheduled the Community Chest movie if not you want to Book it its interesting and informative the running time is Only 12 min utes Ideal to schedule in connection with service Clui luncheons fire compan meetings Church organizations and Many others Call radio station we via Loday and risk to have it scheduled simply Call Chester 31641 ask Tor the red Feather movie and youll get fast service a second look starring Karl Mica ii Chester High school Prin Ciple As William Penn is made by people you know about people you know Odom tragedy May end races above cities Cleveland o crash which killed Rounth world flier William p Odom a housewife and her baby threatened today to end High Speed closed course racing Over suburban areas at the National air races Odom 20 Holder of six Post War Speed and distance Hying records was killed yesterday while round ing the third Pylon in the 225mile Thompson race final event of the air show favored to win he lost control of his Green f51 Mustang while travelling at More than 400 Miles per hour the plane smashed into the Small Shingle Home of or and mrs Brad Ley c Laird at Barca o going Al most All the Way through the Struc Ture Odom and mrs Laird 24 were killed instantly in the explosion and fire that wrecked the Finouse the lairds 13monthold son died four hours later of Burns and the dead woman father b j Hoff Man of Minneapolis was hospitalized with second degree Burns friends said Odom carried with him his Good Luck Rosary Buti t was not found in his flying jacket turn to Page 2 number to police capture maniac after shooting spree neighbors describe Slayer As fanatic about religion Camden n j a Bible carrying War Veteran described As a near religious fanatic ran amok in a residential Section today shot and killed 12 persons and wounded five others beside himself the killer was identified by police As Howard Unruh a 27 slayers victims Camden no Vic Tims in the shooting today were dead Clark Hoover Camden Alvin m Day Mantua James Hutton Westmont Thomas Hamilton Camden John j Pilarchik Delaware gardens Orris Smith Camden mrs Rosie Cohen Camden Maurice Cohen Camden Minnie Cohen Camden Hilda Zigrino Camden mrs Smith no first Camden an unidentified woman wounded Madeline Harrie Camden Armond Harrie 16 Camden Charles Peterson Camden an unidentified boy about 6 year old second world War Veteran who lived with his Mother within 20 minutes he raced through the streets into stores and Homes firing wildly and mowed Down seven women six men and four children Only five of Mafa two women and two survived Unruh who saw three years serv ice with the u s army in Europe was described by neighbors As very religious to the Point of being a fanatic they said he always carried a Bible argument blamed detective Stan Bobiak said he Learned from Unruhe brother that an argument with a neighbor May have led to the shooting Unruh had been feuding with his nextdoor druggist Maurice Cohen Over using Cohens Back Yard As a walk for some time Bobiak said police found a number of books on sex Hygiene and what they de scribed As a veritable Arsenal of rifles shotguns and revolvers in Unruhe second floor apartment in he basement they found ammunition and a Rifle Range the slender Veteran who wears lasses was considered on the timid Side by neighbors they said he was very Meek and quiet before he surrendered in his tear Gas filled apartment Unruh was wounded in the buttocks police said was taken immediately to defective Headquarters in City Hall and All outsiders were barred from the room reloaded gun detectives said Unruh used a 38 calibre German automatic and apparently reloaded it several times during the shooting spree which broke the morning quiet in the East Ern residential Section of Camden just across the River from Phila Delphia a riot squad of More than 50 policemen armed with riot guns and tear Gas cornered Unruh in his own apartment and he surrendered meekly Unruh entered the River Road pharmacy at 3200 River re next door to his Home just before 10 a m flourishing a 45 automatic Luger he walked toward the pro turn to Page 2 number 1 sobbing swimmer pulled out after 10 hours in Channel aboard Pilot ship Providence English Channel seasick and screaming her protests schoolgirl swimmer Shirley May France was taken from the English Channel within seven Miles of Dover today Walter France her Trainer father ordered the 17yearold Somerset mass High school student to abandon her attempt still protesting and in tears the shivering Shirley was lifted from the cold Channel Waters at 1105 a m not she had been in the water 10 hours and 39 minutes since she plunged into the Channel from Cap Jris Nez Beach on the French coast just before Dawn the White Cliffs of Dover loomed just ahead when she gave up her attempt but Tricky crosscurrents were threatening to sweep her away from the English Shore Youn Frost to try Shirley was the youngest of the 500 swimmers who have tried to swim the Channel during the past 74 years Only 29 have succeeded including two this summer Only 45 minutes before she was lifted protesting from the water Shirley had been going Strong and her father said she had a 5050 Chance to succeed but just before 4 p m Shirley complained that the water was cold she obviously was tired and sick o her stomach her handlers missed her a drink of steaming it and Lemon then France leaned Over the Side for the second time today to aban Don her attempt no no she screamed shrilly i wont come out again France tried to persuade her to give up her Only answer was the same i wont come out but parental authority prevailed and a very tired Shirley was lifted from the water into the Schooner turn to Page 2 number 1 in today Adams amusements baby named 6 patterns 19 Pearson 9 eaglet bedtime Story 20 radio Church events 11 service men Cross file comics deaths Helen Hunt Horoscope 3 14 6 19 3 7 sports 18 19 20 Stratton i 21 times files 8 4 Tucker 6 13 Welcome Palfe 1r Marri arc lie s women or 8 9 of the Pilot boat and asked her movie clock 19 word ii
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