PA State Championship. Norman T. Whitaker under arrest.
- game. Pennsylvania State Championship An unfortunate situation has arisen in the play - off for the Pennsylvania State championship. On Saturday, April 1. H. Morris and N. T. Whitaker were supposed to play at the Mer cantile Chess Club rooms, they being the only two left in the tournament Whitaker without a loss and Morris haVlng lost one game in a previous round to H. V. Hess of Bethlehem. Whitaker telephoned from Washing ton, D. C, saying he had been in an automobile accident, whereupon Morris agreed to postpone the game. On Saturday, April 8, Whitaker failed to make his appearance and it was discovered he was under arrest in Washington, D. C, In fact he had been under arrest the previous week. Whitaker. a lawyer, according to the Philadelphia Record, was disbarred in the courts nine years ago. Chess clubs In New York city barred him from entering the club rooms. Under the circumstances Morris has claimed the title and we Indorse his stand. He should Immediately be declared state champion for 1?33. '