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It's Happening Here Policeman Assessed $71 for Doing Duty; Hogie Sandivich Becomes the Stromboli ; Bv Frank Brookhouser Sizzling over a recent Montgomery county court verdict, Norris-town police are beginning to think drunken driving arrests are too expensive ... Three patrolmen and a physician testified the defendant was intoxicated, jury found him "not guilty" and then heaped injury on insult by assessing the arresting officer one-half of the court costs ... . $71 for doing your duty . . . True that some distillers are still "insisting" on tie-in sales on special orders from clubs and taprooms . . . And that an acting battalion chief leaves his official car parked in front of his home for many hours of his alleged work day? . . . Phooey on the new milk delivery system . . . All the paying customer gets out of it is a jammed icebox and milk too many days old ... Close check being made on employes in City Hall Annex and some hall bureaus as to working hours . . . Result: Many employes who had been taking it easy report at 9 A. M., leave at 5 P. 31. . . . Does a price boost loom for gas users? ... A Gas Works circular to customers hints: 4Our billing procedure will be changed so as to take into account the higher heating value of the gas" . . . How come when you file application with employment agencies you start getting letters from the loan and credit boys? ... Today's children are so blase . . . Watching the scene in "Cinderella" in which the coach changes back to a pumpkin and is broken, one modern miss piped up: "Was that a plastic pumpkin, mother?" ... In South Philadelphia, the hogie sandwich is now called Stromboli . . . Ridge Theater had this double bill in the ads.: "The Sun Never Sets Behind the Eight Ball" . . . Friend of ours was almost hit by an automobile, reached the curb safely, turned to glance at the machine, saw its sign telling him it was from an exterminating company ... Girard Trust Co. prexy Geoffrey S. Smith will emcee the World Affairs Council luncheon April 20 . . . Chief Speaker: ECA Administrator Paul G. Hoffman . . . Dartmouth prexy Dr. John Sloan Dickey will be here for the alumni dinner in the Union League Thursday . . . Retired pastor Rev. Arthur D. Williams in Naval Hospital . . As per annual custom, Frank J. Berg, of 174 Charnplost st., yesterday wore a topcoat made in 1901 for the 50th Easter . . . He'll soon retire from the Naval Base after 31 years' service . . . Clifton Heights School Board decided to reward the work of Its sportscoaches by dividing a $2800 bonus among them ... All set, we hear," until" one football coach started to beef ; said if girls' basketball was worth $300, football was worth twice as much ... So the board forgot the whole thing . . . WFIL commentator Mary Jones was interviewing Benjamin Franklin Hotel publicity man Ralph Temple ... He was objecting to the shortening of Benjamin's name, said Franklin himself used only Benj. or Bn'j We'll still take Ben it goes with the humble, human and heroic man . . . A brochure on preparations for the 1950 Savings Bond campaign here makes this comment: "Liberty Bell 1 which is now being cast in France will be here . . . It's more authentic than the original bell" . . . Remember when residents of Swampoodle, Cork-town, etc., referred to Mr. Mack as "'Coonye Mack"? . . . John Liney reports a phenomenon: He saw a motorist deposit a nickel in another man's expired parking meter in Germantown . . . Mrs. Florence N. Shea reports another one: A hat in a Chestnut st. store, which had a banana skin fluttering into the brim from the crown . . . Over ripe, too ... Baseball fans, here's the all-time team Ernest Hemingway picked for a new book "Big-Time Baseball," published by the Hart Publishing Co.: Walter Johnson, Ray Schalk, George Sisler, Rogers Hornsby, Arkie Vaughan (3b), Hans Wagner, Ty Cobb, Joe Di- Maggio, Babe Ruth . . . Didn't he ever see Pie Traynor? . . . What's TV doing to us? . . . Capitol starts a double feature Western policy Wednesday . . . Johnny Weissmuller's Watercade, which comes to the Arena April 24, will stop at six cities and a girl will be selected in each one as a possibility to play opposite him in his next "Jungle Jim" movie . . . Winner will be chosen at the last stop: Providence. Funny story of the week: The disclosure in Quick magazine that Japan's Hirohito bathes only once a week . . . On account of he isn't supposed to perspire like us ordinary people . . . Here's part of the material that will have to be moved from New York for the Ed Sullivan TV show: 10,000 feet of lighting cables, 80 spotlights, 100 feet of black masking, 2500 pounds of audio and video equipment . . . Marc Blitzstein toill accompany Brenda Lewis Thursday at the Academy when she sings two arias from "Regina," which he wrote . . . Pianist Myra Reed will play a group of her own compositions In Pittsburgh Thursday before the State Federation of American Composers . . . Patrick Malin, new director of the American Civil liberties Union, will address Penn's Friars Senior Society next Monday . . . It's a 50th anniversary dinner . . . Same night is Universal Notre Dame Night in Town . . . Musicians' union presented SoOO checks to the families of the four musicians injured (one died) when their car overturned on the way to a USO benefit at Coatesville Veterans' Hospital TV Contractors Association members will give free installation and service contracts on sets donated to charitable institutions . . . Philadelphian Josef Myrow was co-writer of two of those hit tunes in "Wabash Avenue": "Wilhelmina" and "Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me" ... ' Local favorite Herbie Collins is back in the Warwick Room . . . Ciro's introduces a chorus line for the first time tonight . . . They'll be called the "Frivolous Fillies" . . . Mary Lou Harrison a hit at the Wedge . . . Redecorated Brighton opens tomorrow ... An album of "Broom Waltzes" selected by WCAU's Hal Moore has been released . . . Ralph Flanagan's rising young band makes its first local appearance at St. Joseph's College Senior Bali tonight . . . East Falls' Harry Prime is featured vocalist . . . Phil Pizzo plays for Rosemont College alumnae Saturday . . . The next "Jf's Happening Here' tvill appear in The Inquirer on Wednesday Scout Who diets WFB1L Boy Scout Daniel M. Sabatino, tnt? WI1JJ OUUl L11C iuyiivn action in rescuing two girls from Relief Rolls Drop 12,114 Pennsylvania's relief rolls decreased by 12,114 recipients during the last half of March, Frank A. Bobbins, Jr., secretary of the State Department of Public Assistance, said yesterday. Robbins pointed out that the total was made up of decreases in all types of aid, the number of general assistance recipients dropping by 10,842, aid to dependent children by 1163, old-age assistance by 68, and blind pensioners by 41. "At the end of the month the number of persons on the assistance rolls totaled 479,776, consisting of 146,463 persons receiving general assistance, 218,004 receiving aid to dependent children, 99,859 receiving old-age assistance, and 15,-450 blind pensioners," Robbins said. He explained that the net change In the general assistance rolls was the result of closing cases of 20,219 persons and opening cases of 9377 persons. "Seventy-five percent of the case closings were the result of income from employment by a member of the case," Robbins said. "In nearly 60 percent of these cases closed as the result of employment, the person employed was a coal miner who returned to work at the end of the recent coal strike." Saved 2 A trtavtl of 4479 Richmond st., received i . J V- j v. X r- - the frozen Delaware River last February. The award was made on the radio program "This Week in Philadelphia." The 11-year-old 'boy was recommended for the honor by his Scoutmaster, John J. Ervin, 2736 Pratt st., who told of the incident which took place Feb. 22 at Hedley st. and the Delaware River. He said that a number of boys and girls were playing on the frozen river when the ice gave way. Two girls were plunged into the water about 15 feet from land. Hooking his feet onva box frozen in the ice, Daniel lay flat and extended a tree limb to the frightened girls, who were clinging to the broken ice. One of them required treatment for shock. Daniel is a member of Troop 120, which is sponsored by the All Saints' Roman Catholic Church, Thompson and Buckius sts. As winner of the WFIL award, he received a wrist watch and engraved citations for himself and his troop. He also became eligible to win the station's "Scout of the Year" award next February. Word Rime PROPENSITY (pro-PENN-si-tee) ' PROPENSITY'S a tendency Or aptitude inbred. Some people have a yen to work, But mine's to stay in bed. Subway Bids DueforWork On Locust St Rails, Track Ties Are Among Items Bids on two important items needed in the completion of the Locust Street Subway, which will operate between 8th and Ran-stead sts. and 18th and Locust sts..in conjunction with the Del aware River High Speed Line, will be opened today and tomorrow Mavnr Bernard Samuel an nounced that bids on steel rails will be received today and that bids on track ties will be received tomorrow. He added that plans and specifications for electric power and lighting facilities, pumos. sewer ejectors, a signal system, the finishing of stations, plumbing and station control pmiinment are beine prepared. The estimated cost of completing the subway, which is expectea to De in operation in about 18 months, is $2,000,000. EXTENDS 5667 FEET CAtv Hnnrnril orisrinallv authorized the construction of a subway from 8th and Ranstead sts. to 49th st. ana Woodland ave. Only one section- extending 5667 feet, or sngntiy more than a mile, to 18th and Locust sts. has been built. It was completed, aside from the above-mentioned work, in June, 1933. Mayor Samuel pointed out that the first link, which connects with the bridge line at 8th and Market sts., "will greatly relieve the ever-tncreasing east-west traffic congestion in the central business district." TRANSFER TO BROAD ST. He noted that by extending the bridge line service through the central district, it also will "make possible the easy transfer of passengers to the Broad Street Subway at Broad and Locust sts." It is estimated, he said, that completion of the Locust st. link will attract some 2,000,000 of the 22,000,-000 persons who now cross the Delaware River Bridge annually on buses. The diversion of 2,000,000 persons a year to the span's high speed line and the Locust st. link, he contended, will "result in a corresponding reduction in the bus traffic, which now causes major congestion" on Market st. west of 6th, on Race st. from Broad to the bridge., and on the north-south streets in those areas. Junior Leaguers To Act in Musical The Deborah Junior League will present a musical comedy, "High Time," at Town Hall, next Saturday and Sunday nights for the benefit of Deborah Sanitarium, at Browns Mills, N. J. A group of 50 members of the Junior League will be included in the cast of the show. Original music is by Harry Blum-ber, with lyrics by Howard Marcus. Dorothy Kane, a member of the La Scala Opera Co., will direct the dances. Ann Benjamin, president of Deborah Junior League, said her organization expects to raise $5000 for tuberculosis work. Fish Dealers Unit Hits A. & P. Suit A letter protesting the anti-trust suit against the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. food stores was sent yesterday to President Truman and members of Congress by Arthur D. Mullen, president of the Philadelphia Wholesale Fish Dealers Protective Association. Mullen wrote that if A. & P. was penalized the fish dealers also would be penalized and consumer prices would rise. Tyrone Society To Hold 41st Fete The Tyrone Men's Society of Philadelphia will hold its 41st annual celebration in Town Hall, Broad and Race sts., tonight. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Joseph McKelvey, of Stewartstown, Tyrone. James J. Mullan is general chairman. Here's Where To Give Blood Donors may give blood to the Red Cross at 253 N. Broad St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 P. M. to 7 P. M. ; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 A. M. to 4 P. M. Bloodmobile visits for the week: Today, 1 to 7 P. M high school gymnasium, Pleasantville, N. J. Today, 1 to 4 P. M., Cooper Hospital, Camden. Tomorrow, 1 to 7 P. M., Woodbury Exchange Club, at St. Patrick's Church, Woodbury, N. J. Tomorrow, 10 A. M. to 4 P. 31., All Wars Slemorial, Atlantic City. Tomorrow, 2 to 4 P. 31., Graduate Hospital, 19th and Lombard sts. Wednesday, 10 A. 3L to 4 P. 31., Provident 3Iutual Insurance Co., 46th and 3Iarket sts. Wednesday, Noon to 4 P. 31., New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden. Thursday, Noon to 4 P. 31., New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden. Thursday, 6 to 8 P. 31., Graduate Hospital, 19th and Lombard sts. Friday, 10 A. 31. to 4 P. 31., Gim-bel Brothers, 8th and 3Iarket sts. Friday, 9:30 A. 31. to 3;30 P. 31., Sun Oil Co., Chester. f I j Week of Apr. 5 "1 iWeeded-lSOOpts.- f DISCUSSING LABOR'S PART IN CANCER DRIVE Morris Lloyd (seated left), general chairman of the 1950 Cancer Crusade, talks over the participation of organized labor in the current campaign with several union leaders. Next to Lloyd is Henry F. Shipherd, president of the CIO Industrial Union Council. Standing are Walter B. Woodward (left), of operating railroad brotherhoods, and Judson Swan, of non-operating brotherhoods. And Now, Fellow Toastmasters Their Art at Contest Here THE men who "consider it a privilege," and mho have "just been reminded of a story" and who "wish to add just one more word" in short, the men who introduce the men who "really need no introduction" will get together tonight under the most Aid Give 1257 Employes of the Long Lines department of the American Tele phone and Telegraph Co. are amon the large number of persons who made contributions to the 1950 Red Cross campaign which ended last Thursday. They donated $1257, the Red Cross has announced. Victor F. Sheronas, general chairman of the drive, which fell short by 13.3 pei cent of its $2,090,000 goal, said he hoped the closing figure would be substantially increased when all returns are tabulated. The employes and executives of other firms who have completed their respective drives include, the paint division of the E. I. duPont deNemours, Inc., $1220, an increase of 64 percent over last year; Rohm and Haas, $3788; Sharp and Do rime, $1479, a 10 percent increase, and Steel Heddle Manufacturing Co., $1272, an increase of 15 percent. Contributions of $100 and .over reported yesterday: $2000 Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co. SO( The Texas Co. 7oO No Mend Hosiery, Inc. 650 S. S. Kresge Co. 500 Wyeth. Inc.; Warwick Hotel: McCrory's 5 k 10c Store; I. T. E. Circuit Breaker Co.; John R. Evans fc Co. 479 Food Fair Stores. Inc., employes. 369 District Attorney Office employes. 338 Aetna Casualty fe Surety Co. employes. 323 Tradesmen's National Bank & Trust Co. employes. 300 Edwin J. Schcettle Co.: Jackson & Moyer; Kidder. Peebody & Co. 297 Associated Hospital Service of Philadelphia employes. 250 Mrs. Samuel J. Henderson: Marshall V. Moss. 216 Frankford Hospital staff and employes. 200 Mrs. Ella W. Haines; Devereux Foundation; GeGrge Allen. Inc.: D. K. Chalmers: Rev. and Mrs. William McE. Miller: Nicholson File Co.; LigKett's Drug Stores; Herman M. Watkins; James D. Winsor. 100 Mrs. Margaret H. Campbell: Mrs. Henry P Busch; Chatlin's Dept. Store; Hil-, yard Co.: George S. Housman; Alverta S. VanDusen: Philadelphia Textile Finishers, Inc.: Mrs. Edward A. Steele; H. O. Hurlburt & Sons: Middle Dept. Assn. of Fire Underwriters employes; Newton Elkin Shoe Co.; Mrs. Katherine F. Hughes: Aisenstein & Gordon, Inc.: Emanuel Bookbinder: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard T. Beale; E. Webster Wanrler; Fleming Co.: Mrs. Mattie V. Kinkaide: Mrs. Benjamin B. Reath: Joseph W. Keller: Samuel Elgart: Mr. and Mrs. William R. Zimmermar.n; William Bal-derston; Blyth & Co., Inc.; M. A. 3ru-der & Snns; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gross; Mrs. Robert Dechert: Loew's, Inc.: Independent Tanker Transportation Co., Inc.: Independent Wiring Co.; tbeling & Reuss Co.: United Shoe Machinery Corp.: Sprowles & Allen. Inc.; Reynolds Rcbston Supply Co.: Retail Grocers Assn. of Phila.: West Wholesale Drug Co.; Typographic Service. Inc. Woman Burned In Bedroom Fire A 51-year-old woman was burned seriously on the face and hands yesterday when she attempted to extinguish a fire in her home at 4071 Warren st. in West Philadelphia. Mrs. Eva Jackson was preparing food in the kitchen when she heard a series of explosions. Rushing to a second floor bedroom she found the quarters in flames and unsuccessfully tried to fight the fire. Warning her mother, Mrs. Ada Davis, and daughter, Matalie, to flee to the street, Mrs. Jacksoh telephoned a fire alarm which brought Engine 67 and Truck 6, of Preston st. and Haverford ave., to the scene. The firemen brought flames under control in a half hour. Mrs. Jackson was treated at Presbyterian Hospital. Smoking Motor Brings Firemen Smoke from an overheated refrigerator motor brought firemen last night to the St. James Hotel Annex, Camac and Walnut sts. A bellhop noticed the smoke, and a switchboard operator phoned an alarm at 6:55 P. M. While engines were on their way, hotel employes traced the smoke to the motor in the basement. Firemen shut itoff and extinguished smoldering insulation. Guests flooded the switchboard with inquiries, but none had to leave their rooms. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL ! Cgjf g Sufferers to Practice ideal of conditions. Several dozen of them, toastmasters from Philadelphia and five other Eastern cities, are going to have a speech contest at the Sheraton Hotel with the Philadelphia Toastmasters Club as host. It will be the first occasion on record in Philadelphia when toastmasters have nobody to whom to "address these few introductory remarks" but each other. Tonight's meeting will bring together representatives of toastmasters clubs from Reading, Wilkes-Barre, Wilmington, Washington and Schenectady, besides Philadelphia. AS THE local hosts explain, toast-masters clubs are part of a nonprofit international organization numbering some 800 clubs with 25,-000 members in this country, Hawaii, Canada, England, Scotland and South Africa. Thepurpose is to train "ambitious, capable men who seek to improve themselves in the art of speech, both in conversation and in public address, as well as in capacity for leadership, as a means of increasing their usefulness in business, social and civic relationships." Apart from training in run-of-mine toastmas-tering, the Philadelphia clubs supply speakers for such civic events as Pennsylvania Week and Red Cross, Cancer and other drives. Woman Collapses, Dies on Visit Mrs. Mary O'Reilly, 68, of 1134 Glen Avon rd., Darby, collapsed and died last night while visiting her brother, Grover F. Carr, at 5632 Crowson st., Germantown. Her brother and her husband, Philip, called police of the German-town ave. and Haines st. station. An emergency patrol car took her to Germantown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. O'Reilly, a Baldwin Locomotive Works employe, told police his wife had been suffering from a heart condition for 15 years, Police Press Slaying Quiz Although no charges have been placed against her, Mrs. Josephine Sadita, 43, went through a lengthy questioning by detectives yesterday in connection with the slaying of Peppe Ulongo, who had been sought for years as a leading figure in this city's notorious "arsenic ring" case. Ulongo's body, riddled by bullets, was found in a gutter at 10th and Christian sts. last Wednesday. Ulongo had been sought for years in connection with the infamous "arsenic ring" slayings in Philadelphia, detectives said. CALLED GIRL FRIEND Mrs. Sadita, who served an indeterminate sentence at the State In-dustrail Home for Women, at Mun-cy, on a charge of being connected with the ring, was a girl friend of Ulongo, who lived at 810 S. 10th st., detectives added. She was taken into custody last Saturday. Since then, Capt. James Kelly, chief of the homicide squad, had been questioning her about the fatal shooting of Ulongo. HAD 3 ALIASES Kelly said that no charges have been" placed against the woman, and added that Mrs. Sadita, who has had at least three aliases, had admitted her relationship with the dead man, but she insisted that she had not seen him since last October. Lieut. Charles Brown, who is assisting Kelly in the investigation, said Mrs. Sadita would not be released until today. 10, i960 h 21 acK cancer i i Tive, L.aoor Is Urged Emphasizing the steady progress being made toward effective control of cancer, leaders of organized labor in this area yesterday called for all-out support of the 1950 Cancer Crusade. In a joint statement calling on all members of organized labor to contribute generously to the campaign, the leaders expressed confidence that the continued research of the American Cancer Society is leading toward the goal of control. The leaders are serving on the advisory campaign committee of the society's Philadelphia division. 1ST OF LEADERS They are Henry F. Shipherd, presi dent of the Industrial Union Council (CIO) ; Joseph A. McDonough, business manager of the Central Labor Union (AFL) ; Walter B. Woodward, Jr., representing Operating Railroad Brotherhoods, and Judson Sawn, representing Non-Operating Brotherhoods. "Each year finds us nearer to the ultimate goal of final and effective control of that dreaded disease, cancer, which takes the lives of so many of the working men and women of this country," the statement pointed out. 'PRI3IARILY RESEARCH' "It is primarily the continued research done by the American Cancer Society which is leading us toward our goal. "We, therefore, urge all members of organized labor to cooperate generously in the 1950 Cancer fund drive, because we feel that the work of this organization will mean much to all of our people." The Cancer Crusade in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties has a goal of $500,000. It continues through this month, which has been designated by Congress as "Cancer Control Month." As the labor leaders here pleaded for support for the drive, Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin and national heads of various unions also appealed for support, stressing that it is an opportunity for all citizens to aid, Momre to 1 The present world economic situation and the outlook for the future will be discussed by Dr. Edwin G. Nourse, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to President Truman, and a founder of the Brookings Institu- tion, at a public economic forum in the Academy of Music tonight. The forum is sponsored by" a committee of publishers and the American Society of Tool Engineers i n connection with the Industrial Cost-Cutting Exposition which will open here today. Among other economists who will participate in the forum are Dr. C. Canby Bal-derston, dean 8?" S5 DR. E. G. NOURSE of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, and Edward Cheyfitz, labor economist. Walter D. Fuller, president of Curtis Publishing Co. and vice chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, will make the introductory remarks. Robert B. Douglas, of Canada, president of the American Society of Tool Engineers, also will speak. Several hundred executives from Canada, Great Britain, South America, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland will attend the exposition. Twenty industrial executives from The Netherlands, sponsored by ECA, will be here. Stephen McRae, of the ECA's Washington office, is in charge of the group. 4 I mure oirted Woman Drops 20 Feel-In Apartment House Fire Two women and two firemen were injured and nearly a score of persons were routed in an apartment house fire at 4805 Chestnut st. early yesterday. One of the women, Mrs. Tillie Hoban, 43, dropped nearly 20 feet from a second-floor window to escape the smoke and flames. The other, Mrs. Eleanore Blackwell, 42, made an unsuccessful attempt to get through a blazing hallway and was burned badly. She was found by firemen and carried down a ladder. Battalion Chief William Grady su lered a cut hand and Lad- derman James McFeeley, 32, ofi Truck 13, 50th st. and Baltimore ave., injured his right foot when he stepped on a nail. STARTS ON SECOND FLOOR The fire started shortly before 6 A. M. in a second floor apartment occupied by Eugene Reilly, 39, and his wife, Mary, 34. Mrs. Reilly ran to the fire escape and screamed for help. She and her husband then made their way safely into the back yard. In the meantime, Charles Prit-chard, of 4807 Chestnut st., telephoned an alarm. A moment later, Patrolmen Bernard Goldstein and Harry Huhn, cruising in a red car, arrived at the scene and made an attempt to reach the second floor to rescue the trapped occupants. They were forced back by smoke and flames half way up the stairs. WOMAN DROPS FROM SILL About the same time, Mrs. Hoban lowered herself out the window and clung to the sill for a few minutes, then lost her grip and dropped nearly 20 feet into a side areaway. - She -was taken to Misericordia Hospital, where physicians said she suffered hip, pelvic and other injuries. Mrs. Blackwell, who lives in the Spruce Manor Apartments, 44th and Spruce sts., was Mrs. Hoban's guest for the night. The visitor ran into the hallway and tried to make her way down the staircase, but was forced to retreat. Firemen found her in a semi-conscious condition stretched across the bed in her friend's apartment. GUEST BADLY BURNED Mrs. Blackwell was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where physicians said the upper part of her body was badly burned. Her condition was described as critical. Charles Moffett, who also occupies an apartment on the second floor, reached safety by climbing down a ladder raised by firemen. Moffett said that when he opened his apartment door he found the hall filled with smoke and flames. He banged the door shut and remained near a window until firemen arrived. He declined to leave the burning building until firemen had rescued Mrs. Blackwell. The blaze spread so rapidly that additional fire companies had to be summoned to help quell the flames. HURT CARRYING HOSE Battalion Chief Grady and Lad-derman McFeely were hurt while they carried hose lines into the two-story structure. They were also treated at Misericordia Hospital. William Berkowitz, his wife, Anna, and their two sons, Bernard and Paul, occupants of the first floor, made their way safely into the street. More than a dozen occupants at 4807 Chestnut st. were forced out of their apartments when smoke from the burning building seeped through. At 4803 Chestnut st. Herman Rathoff and members of his family were also forced into the street. Early morning traffic on Chestnut st. was rerouted for nearly an hour until the fire was under control. Coatesville Clubs Plan Horse Show The second annual Coatesville Horse Show, sponsored jointly by the Coatesville Lions Club and the West Bradford Hunt Club, will be held April 29 at Ingleside Farm, Thorn-dale, the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. B. Bausman, Jr. All proceeds will go to the Coatesville Hospital. There will be 20 classes including five children's classes and a novelty class, bareback riding. Catalog entries close Thursday. Armv en m Study Safety An intensive safety course, designed to maintain the Army's low rate of motor vehicle accidents, will get under wTay today at the Schuylkill Arsenal, 2620 Grays Ferry ave. About half of the officers and enlisted personnel of the Eastern Pennsylvania Military District will attend the course today and tomorrow, with the rest attending Similar classes next week. The program, under the direction of Maj. Clifton J. Roth well, district motor officer, will emphasize such subjects as elements of safe driv ing, the distance required to stop vehicles, safe speeds, care and maintenance of vehicles, and condition of drivers. 'Man of the Month' To Receive Award The latest Man of the Month Award will be presented at a luncheon to be held today at the Bellevue-Stratford. The award was established in 1948 by Furey Ellis, insurance executive and fraternalist, to honor residents of this area women as well as men who have "performed some outstanding service in the public interest." core in ILoeal lirieffs Fires A blaze in the basement of the drug store occupied by Edward Pris-ker, at 29th and Reed sts., yesterday damaged a quantity of stock before it was extinguished. Smoke seeped into offices on the second floor of the two-story structure. Firemen yesterday extinguished a blaze that damaged a garage door at the Cold Products Co. plant, Robinson and Vine sts. A passerby summoned Engine 41, of 61st and Thompson sts, The firm manufactures refrigerator showcases. Crime Thieves broke into the cigar store owned by Morris Price at 1542 N. 8th st. during the night and fled with 51 cartons of cigarets valued at $96, postage stamps worth $20 and $10 in pennies. Price, who lives above the store, told police that the thieves gained entrance by removing a window pane in the rear of the place. While a companion begged a cigaret, a strong-arm thug put a stranglehold on a merchant seaman and robbed him of $150 and a golc wristwatch yesterday at Delawar ave. and South st. The sailor, Josep;i E. Burns, 37. of Brooklyn, messman on the SS Rosario, a freighter moored at Pier 16, South Wharves, told Detectives Milton Smith he was not able to get a glimpse of the man who robbed him. The Haverford Township Cheese Club, Darby rd. near Eagle rd., Oakmont, was robbed of a $350 television set early yesterday. The theft was discovered before noon by Robert F. Wright, of 342 Spring dr., Llanerch, club president. Haverford towrnship police said it was the sixth TV set stolen in the township on five consecutive week-ends. General "The Lesson of a Century" will be the topic of George B. Beitzel, president of Pennsalt, when he speaks today at the final spring luncheon to be held by the Sales Managers Association of Philadelphia. The men will meet in the Union League. Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, president of Ohio Wesleyan University, will address the Philadelphia alumni of that institution tonight in the Robert Morris Hotel. Dr. Flemming recently returned from Geneva, Switzerland. The motion picture, "Flying Fisherman and Flying Hunter," will be shown tonight at a meeting of the local chapter of the Isaac Walton League, in the Franklin Inn, Camac and St. James sts. Maj. Thomas Coulson, director of museum research at the Franklin Institute, has been honored at a ceremony at the Institute to celebrate publication of his latest biography, "Joseph Henry," which tells the story of the only American to have his name given to a basic electrical unit "the henry." A variety show and dance will be presented next Sunday evening in the auditorium of St. Francis de Sales church, 47th st. and Springfield ave., by the St. Francis' Junior Aide for the benefit of the St. Francis Convalescent Home, S. Lans- downe ave., Darby. Paul Nonnast, of 6526 N. 9th st., is seeking the owner of a banded pigeon bearing the legend, "AU 49 SI 1641." The bird was struck by Non-nast's car and injured yesterday afternoon while Nonnast was driving near the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Germantown. ' Thomas Lamb, New York industrial designer whose invention of the "wedge lock" handle won him the American Designers Institute medal this year, will be principal speaker at a meeting of the Philadelphia chapter of the organization Thursday night. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th st. Poor Richard Club To Fete Daughters Daughters of the members of the Poor Richard Club will be entertained at the annual father-daughter luncheon in the club headquarters, 1319 Locust st. tomorrow. Janis Paige, movie actress, will headline the program, according to James J. D. Spillan, club president. Laugh'Qraphs "If you don't do something about that hair your family is going to starve to deathl" Blaze

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