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THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1335 2 a b c d e f s ALLEBACH IS CITED STATE. PI SURVEY Port Booster Dies 5 BOY SCOUT JUBILEE MAIS DIE ROOSEVELT OPENS 5 WEISS MURDER II PROJECTS 1 DElLEfi El 1 Tily and Houston Head Reorganized Campaign for Modernization A reorganized Philadelphia Better Housing Campaign will begin to function toriiiy In the Widrnrr Bulldinsf under the chairmanship of Herbert J. Tily. Mr. Tlly's executive a.virliUfi In the recovery program Is Georpe H. Houft-on. Plans for the campaign were outlined yesterday at a meeting In the Union League of the members of the advisory committee of 35. Mr Tily presided. Edward P. Simon, Eastern Pennsylvania district director, Federal Housing Administration, who win co-ordinate the activities of his Government personnel with the local campaign workers, announced that 55 Philadelphia banks, trust companies and other lending institutions- already were glinting modernization loans In the drive to enhance property values, energize the durable goods industry and effect re-employment. 8lx Qualify an MiirlnBgee rie aiso pointed out that among the 35 lending and Inventing agencies in the Eastern Pennsylvania district, six Philadelphia institutions had qualified as mortgagees to make loans on property which will be insured by the Federal Government Mr. Tily said the FHA set-up was solidly founded to advance economic recovery and promised wholehearted support of the Phila-ciclphia campaign advisory committee In furthering the program. Members of the new Philadelphia Better Housing Campaign advisory committee present at the meeting were : Mr. Tily, Mr, Houston, A. M Boyd Adnlph Hlrsehberg, Joseph J Greenberg, Conrad N. I.auer, Mrs Gustav Ketterer, Ralph T, Senior, Vincent A. Carroll, Judge Horace Stern, Judge Thomas Bluett, David Borttn, George W, Elliott, William H. Taylor, Edmund Krlmmel, Mrs. Edgar Marburg, Mis, Heed A. Morgan, Glyndon Prlestman, Rev. Dr. J. A. McCullen. Itev. Dr. E. A E. Palmijlllst, Mrs. George Vaux, Jr., Kev. Dr. Charles E. Hchaeller and Albert M. Greenlield. Other committee members are: George V. MacKinnon, rhlllp H. Gadsden, Samuel S. Fleislier, Judge Eugene V. AlesMiiHlronl, Horace P. Mversidge, Dr. Edwin C. Ilnvime, Mis. John c. Martin, Thomas A. IiORtie. Roland a. Morris, John Hemphill, J. Wllllson Smith and Thomas, Jr. WEATHER CONDITIONS VAHHlr; ins. v,y q (A P , ...A ,m furiMm uf (timiit liitpimitv i niln north f.istvtarrl m., t .,- KriH mill . lrmiKIi flftiisni on.) urfMiir' In Imv over liu.l Ron fMnlil uili . 1 1 I. 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The President., a.s honorary head of the Boy Scout organiutmii, spoke to a Nation-wide awsembhiue of Seout.s in all parts of the country at 8 45 tnnlKht. The program wan throughout the Nation. Jumea E. West, chief Reont executive, spoke, and also Walter W. Head, president of the Scouts, whose spepch went out over the air from St. Louis. Mrs. Roosevelt praiwd the work and Influence of the Scnul.1 in hign terms. He declared the Scout oath "I tlie bulls of good citizenship." "It Is the basis of kckm) government," he declared. "It is the basis nf orderly progress for our country in the .year to come." Roorvelt' Tribute The text of President Roosevelt's address follows: "The yer 10:if) marks the 25th birthday celebration of the Boy fcrouUi of America. During these yiars the value of our organization m building character and in training for citizenship has made itself a vital factor In the life of Amer-lea, "That is why not only the Boy BcouIa of today, but the millions of men and boys who have graduated through scouting, will be joined by millions of other Americans In the proper marking and celebration of our anniversary. "As I review the record of these 25 years of scouting In America, I am impressed with the extent of the volunteer service we have rendered. "We as a Nation are proud of the fact that In addition to our splendid system of education and of other services made available through funds secured by taxation, there are In each community so many well organized and efficiently administered agencies which supplement the work of dovernment and make available additional opportunities which strengthen the best objectives of the home, the church and the school. Needy Clothed "Every Scout seeks to do a good turn dally every troop seeks to accomplish some community benefit, and occasionally, as last year, Scouts everywhere unite to do a good turn nationally. "A year ago, as your honorary president, I started the national Scout effort tn collect household furnishings and clothing and other supplies for those in need; and the results w-ere truly amazing. Hun dreds of thousands nf families were helped by the Bov Scouts. The program for thla year, em bracing as It does over one million boys, last throughout the year, rn May there will be a gathering of the leaders of Scouting at the 25th annual meeting of the National Council, 'But the outstanding event will be America's first national Jamboree, to be held here In the rlty of Wash ington from August 21 to 30. I hope to attend it in person. Since I extended tne invitation a year ago, definite plans have crystal lizfd. 'With the co-operation of vnr'oiis ol dclnls In Washington, a tine camp site has been made available and will be all ready to receive 30.000 boys when the meeting start.s. I am glad to know the selection of these boys Is being made on the basis of merit,, and, furthermore, that In many cases these boys will come to WashinKton at the expense of the troop rikI not merely be cause the boy's economic situation in life Is such as to make it possible tor his parents to send him, 30,0(10 to Attend "Thirty thousand Scouts brought together under such conditions will mean the most thoroughly represen tattve group of American boys ever mobilized for a purpose of this char- acter. "We hope, too. that other conn tries will send at, small dele Rations to meet with us on this oc caslon. Because scouting is now lr active operation in almost every civilized nation of the world, this w ill give us a splendid opportunity to enlarge our basis of mutual re spect, of understanding and o! friendship among the people of (he world regardless of race or creed. "In a moment Dr. West Is going to lead the scouts in thousands ol hulls and other meeting places lr. every State In the Union In repeat lug the Scout oath and law. I hope that the people who are listening to my voice will give careful heed to this scout oath. It is the basis ol g'Hiri citizenship; it Is the basis of good government: it is the basis of orderly progress for our country in the years to come." The Day in Congress WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. SFNATK Met M noon and recessed at 4.20 P. M. until noon Monday. Debuted Fnrm Credit bill. Appropriations Committee made minor alterations in President's Work-relief bill, rejecting a $4 000 -OOO.imo intlaiion proposal. Munitions Committee continued ship contract Inquiry. nuance committee resumed cinl insurance hearings. SO Commerce Committee authorized sub-committee stuclv of Morro Castle and Mohawk disasters. Judiciary sub-committee continued 30-hour week hearings, HOUSE Met, at noon and adjourned until noon Tuesday. Passed the $39,000,000 State, Justice, Commerce and Labor appropriation bill. Heard Representative Conuery iD Mass.) criticize Ambassador Jo-sephus Daniels and demand withdrawal of American recognition of Mexico. Wnjs and Means Committee continued economic security bill hearings. Rules Committee considered routine matters. Appropriations sub - committee discussed additional departmental supply bills. Extols Their Nation-wide 1 FAMILY HE LEFT BEHIND i p ' i i'V!JL I ;v .' J' v, VyLj. $ 1 ' ' ft M ! Enzo Fiermonte, husband of Madeline Force Astor Dick Fiermonte, mother of John Jacob Astor, is shown with his first wife, Tosca, whom he visited yesterday in Genoa. The picture, taken before the divorce, also shows their child. The present Mrs. Fiermonte was reported hysterical over yesterday's visit. Wives No. 1 and No. 2 on Edge on Enzo's Plan for Future ROME, Feb. 8 (A. P.), . ENZO FIERMONTE, handsome young boxer whose return to his homeland created some confusion as to his marital plans, Issued a brief communique tonight designed to clear the atmosphere. "I returned to Italy principally to embrace my son iby his first wife) and my relations with my Wife 'the present one, the former Mrs. Madeline Force Astor Dick) are unchanged," Enzo declared. He dined with his mother tonight. and It was the turn of the first Mrs. Fiermonte to he distrait as there were other indications Enzo might return to Mrs. Fiermonte No. two. The four-cornered ring In which Fiermonte appears to be fighting his emotional battle la bounded by Rome, Naples, Florence and Oenoa. In Rome, the mother of Knzo said her son's conferences with his first wife, Tosca, were "satisfactorily concluded," and that he probably would go to Naples tonight or tomorrow from which port he and the present, Mrs. Fiermonte would embark on another honeymoon along the French Riviera. While the present wife was disturbed by the report of Euro's conferences at Oenoa and Florence with Wife No. 1, the fighter himself made a triumphant entry into Rome. Despite the fact OenoR authorities said the young man arrived with documents to the effect he was re To the Editor of The Inquirer: W 'ELL, sir, I pick up my 25th anniversary of the course I will be a day PI WILL ROGERS it is such a wonderful thing that you can compliment it every day and then not be giving it half credit. Baden-Powell, an Englishman, conceived and carried out the idea. What a monument to man that is.' This year I think their international convention it held in Washington, D. C, and you will see the pick of the kids of the world assembled there. It's the only purely Democratic thing I know of. No accident of birth, no pull, no nothing but just merit and manhood. Yours, . WILL ROGERS. (CnlivrlBlit. 1IMM WAITER W. HAVlLANn ' The Inquirer congratulates the president of the Friends' Social Union. turning to Italy without means, he registered at an expensive hotel here and spent the afternoon lavishly entertaining his friends. Enzo talked at length with his first wife and met his son both In Florence and Genoa, reluming to the capital alone. In the same city, the first Mrs. Enzo angrily refused to discuss the matter and appeared as disconsolate as had the second Mrs. Fiermonte when she learned of the Florence-Oenoa Incidents. Earlier, Tosca had declared herself hopeful of a reconciliation, saying, "I am still his wife under Italian law." REALTY APPOINTMENTS Louis Monteverde, president of the Pennsylvania Rei Estate Association, yesterday appointed John G. Williams chairman of the legislative committee of the Slate organization, and named the following as members of that committee: C. Barton Brewster, president of the Provident Title Company; Herbert 8. Dunlap, J. Joseph Finn, JIarrv Ladner, James A. Livezlv, Charles J. Mitchell. Charles E. Beese, and Gustav Wick. Chairman Williams is also chairman of the Joint Tax Reduction Committee of the Philadelphia Real Estate Bonrd end the West, North, and South Philadelphia Realty Boards. SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 8. papers and find that today is the founding of the Boy Scouts, Of late with my congratulations. But IR. ART1H R HOBSON Ql INN The Inquirer felicitates a well-known litterateur, II -il r. i i -r ifi i s J i - ' 5 Men, Woman Arraigned in Bucks County; One Turns State's Evidence Six surviving members of the notorious Robert Mala gang five men and a woman were formally charged yesterday with the murder of William Weiss and held to await Indictment and trial by the Bucks county Grand Jury. As Justice of the Peace W. Carl-Isle Hoboken at Doylestown held them four without ball and two under ball which they were unable to furnish District Attorney Arthur M. Eastburn, of Bucks county, announced that the trials would begin the week of February 25, with Frank Wiley going on trial first. Those held: Wiley and Martin Farrell, who escaped from the Eastern Penitentiary through a sewer last July. Charged with murder and held without ball. Robert J. Eckert, Philadelphia gangster, charged with murder and being an accessory before and after the fact, held without ball. Eckert turned State's evidence at the hearing yesterday and Implicated all the others. Joseph Coffey, charged with being an accessory; held without ball. Harry Selbel, who with Eckert Is said to have mapped out the route from Weiss' home In Overbrook, where he was kidnapped, to the gang's hideout in Torresdale Manor, so as to avoid city traffic; held In default of $2500 bail. Mrs. Beatrice Wilkinson, who Is said to have kept house for the gang In the Torresdale Manor bungalow where Weiss was kept prisoner until he wa killed; waived a hearing and. was held in default of $2500 ball. Other Man Sought A warrant Is out for another man, Eastburn announced, whose l.anie has not been revealed. A coroner's inquest yesterday said Weiss met death at the hands of the six defendants "and others." Eckert said yesterday that Walter Legenza, Mais' lieutenant, fired the first shot into Weiss and Wiley the .second. Legenza and Mais were executed at Richmond, Va., last Saturday for another murder. "Wiley told me he hated to kill Weiss the way he did, because he never did anything to him," Eckert said. Weiss, after being held captive from October 26 last, was killed early on the morning of November 7, and his body, tied with wire and weighted with iron plates, was thrown Into Neshaminy Creek near State rd. Collected $8(100 A few hours later the gang collected $8000 for Weiss' release from "Buck" Mayer, Weiss' friend and associate. The money was divided in his home on Toronto St. near Broad, Eckert said, Mais, Legenza, Wiley and Farrell getting $1500 each; Eckert and Coffey, $500 each, and Mrs. Wilkinson and Selbel, $400 each. On the morning of the killing. Lieutenant Thomas McOorian of the Philadelphia police said he was told by Eckert that Farrell, Eckert, Mrs. Wilkinson and her three chil dren went back to Philadelphia In one automobile, followed by Coffey and Wiley In another. Coffey and Eckert are said to have taken Mrs. Wilkinson out to eat while the other k.,led Weisa. Killed Inside City Line Although confessions of Farrell and Eckert are said to have shown Weiss was killed 150 paces Inside the Philadelphia county line, the law gives jurisdiction to either county when a murder Is committed within 250 paces of the line. Wiley was taken back after the hearing to his cell In the Eastern Penitentiary, while the others were taken to the Bucks County Prison. President Judge Hiram H. Keller and Judge Calvin S. Buyer are scheduled to preside at the trials. Two Camden detectives partly Identified Wiley as the slayer of Detective William Feitz, of that city, and announced they would lodge a detainer against him. FIRE RECORD OF THE DAY 1 18 A. M Tlirmnliirr lirli'k ilurt and dwfllliiK, N. K. i'or. Villi mil Wawlr ill.. oitiipIpiJ by T. Ki'fnlii; )uk IriflliiK. S. 15 A. M. Tonl.)r lirkk ilwi'llliif, 2116 Klinlivll It., tiuuci'itiileiJ: liRa trifling. 7.31 A. M, Two-KlyrT brlik diiflllm, 8;.14 TurniT onliuiiil l)T II, Uulililrlu: luM trlMliif. J'li.n.i .MiTin-Hiuiimn. DR. JOSEni McFARLAND The Inquirer greets a pathologist of the University of Penn-U'lvania. Earle Wants List Ready When U. S. Allots Huge Fund to Penna. HARRISBURG. Feb, fA. P.).- A Statewide inventory of possible public works projects on which the Federal Government plans to spend at least $350,000,000 In the next year, is being made by the State Planning Board and the Public Works Administration, Announcing the survey today, Governor Earle said questionnaires are going out to all of the State's 5636 governmental units to aeier-maine the ned for projects. He said It Is desired to have a list ready to start under the Government re-employment program as soon aa funds become available. "Thousands of Pennsylvanlans will be taken from the relief rolls and returned to Jobs when the program fully gets under way," he said. $.150,000,000 for Penna. Washington has intimated that Pennsylvania's share of a proposed $4 000,000,000 public works appropriation will be about $350,000,000. Major William H. Oravell, State PWA engineer, said suggestions already are beginning to pour In, He asserted the Department of Public Iastructlon has Indicated It can use more than $80,000,000 for new schools. Improvements to present structures and other projects. Major Graven said new school buildings are needed urgently In Philadelphia, where about 30 structures lack modern ventilation and fire protection. Slum clearance and housing projects are among important types of work proposed, Major Oravell said. Others include airports, Irrigation systems, drainage projects, flood protection and control, reforestation, soil erosion control and fish hatchery construction. Other Projects Listed Attached to the questionnaire are a list of general projects that should be included In the Inventory. Among them are water supply systems, sewer systems, garbage and rubbish disposal plants, gas plants, electric power systems, street railway and rapid transit Improvements, streets, highways and bridges, new buildings, such as city halU, courthouses, fire and police stations, auditoriums, schools, libraries, hospitals and college structures, home for ths aged and orphans, punal Institutions, markets, warehouses, recreational facilities, such as swimming pools, gymnasium and athletic facilities, Including stadiums, community centres and park Improvements. Major Graven said one of the State's great needs Is bridges, particularly across the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers, "A new structure across the Delaware between Easton and Lambert-vllle has been suggested," he aaid. "A tunnel under the Delaware connecting Chester and Bridgeport, N. J., also has been proposed." He said all such projects would be toll structures until paid for. mim id Oil HIE FUNDS The estate of the late Dr. John P. Dorrance, head of the Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N. J., yesterday was assessed $12,247,333 Inheritance taxes, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The estate ha already paid the State of Pennsylvania $14,500,000 Inheritance tax, after a prolonged fight which was carried to the Supreme Court of the United State The point at issue in the Courts has been the legal residence of Dr. Dorrance. Pennsylvania maintained that it was at Radnor. New Jer sey has held It was in Clnnamlnson township, N. J. In Us brief opinion the Supreme Court of New Jersey upheld a final decree of the Stat Prerogative Court, affirming the assessment of J. H. Thayer Martin, State Tax commissioner. "We are of the firm opinion," the decision reads, "that there has been nothing further presented to this court which would merit or Justify a disturbance of the results reached by the learned Vice Ordinary and with which we are firmly In accord." It is believed that the estate will take an appeal to the Supreme Court on the grounds that the decision will force the payment of the huge inheritance tax twice. Balding Rudy vs. A. Lawyer, Good Scrap, But Called Off NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (A. P.). THE battle of the Rudy Vallees -fighting over a $100 weekly allowance to the crooner's wife, Fay Webb Va!)ee almost turned Into a battle of fisticuffs as a day of sensational testimony and charges ended in New York Supreme Court today. As Justice Salvatore Cotillo announced he would reserve decision on a 'motion by Samuel Gottlieb, who said Fay "did not dare" take the witness stand, for dismissal of the suit, one of Mrs. Vallee's counsel, Benjamin Hartstein, walked up to the crooning orchestra leader and. remarked: "Stop acting you're not In the films, now." Vallee swung about, drew back his arm in a well poi.d pugilistic attitude, but lawyers jumped between him and Hartstein. Justice Cotillo, still on the bench, pounded his gavel and shouted for order. "He Just sneaked up on me," Hartstein shouted. "Oh, no he didn't," replied Justice Cotillo. "I saw Mr. Vallee and he didn't sneak up on you." Apology O. K, Vallee apologized to the Court. He said he thought it had recessed when the Justice said he would rule on Gottlieb's motion next Wednes-lay. His apology was accepted. These were the important developments of the day's somewhat bizarre testimony and motions: 1. Fay's father, Clarenc Webb. PHILIP GODLEY Who for many yean was president of the Philadelphia Board of Trade, died Thursday in West Chester Hospital from pneumonia. He was a leading booster of the Port of Philadelphia. Served 40 Years on Board Council ; Succumbs at 88 to Pneumonia Philip Oodley, a former president of the Philadelphia Board of Trade and a leader In all movements In the interest of the Port of Philadelphia, died Thursday in West Chester Hospital. While he had been 111 for more than a year, the Immediate cause of death was pneu monia. He was 88 years old. Mr. Godley, who had been a member of the executive council of the Board of Trade for 40 years, was forced by illness to resign the presidency of that organization last spring. In addition to heading the Board of ri"rade on five different occasions, he also served as vice president for 10 years. He was a son of Jesse and Betty C, Godley and was a graduate of the Episcopal Academy. For many years he was the active head of the Godley Warehouse. He was an official of the Charleston, S. C, Mining Co., and a former president of the National Warehousemen's Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Warehousemen. He was a director of the Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad. Board of Trade, Bourse and the Warrior Copper Co., and a member of the Merion Cricket Club. In addition to his daughter, Mrs Ella y. Brown, Jr with whom he resided In Downington, he is sur vlved by a son, Francis D. Oodley, or Haverrord, and a sister, Miss Anna Godley, of the Belgravla Hotel. Funeral services will be held today at 2.30 P. M. in St. James's Protestant Episcopal Church, Downington. Interment will be made at the cemetery of the Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr. OBITUARY DR. HERWIAN V. AMES Funeral services lor Dr. Herman V. Ames, former dean of the Gradu ate School of the University of Pennsylvania, will be conducted In the Second Presbyterian Church, 21st and Walnut sts at S o'clock this afternoon by Rev. Dr. Alexander MacColl, pastor of the church. The following will be honorary pallbearers: Thomas S. Gates, Josiah H. Pen-nlman, H. Lamar Crosby, Edward P. Cheyney, St. George L. Bloussat, Arthur C. Howland. Paul H Minyior Roland S. Morris, Frederick H. Saf- iora, Albert E. McKlnley, Emory R. Johnson, Conyers Read, William E. Llngelbach, Roy F. Nichols, Chees-man A. Herrick, Edward W. Mum-ford, Alfred Hand, Lewis, M. Stevens. Walter I. Cooper, Walter B. Mclnnes and Julian Boyd. police chief of Santa Monica, Calif., was questioned about his daughter's alleged amorous telephone conversations with Gary Leon, adagio dancer, 2. Accountants testified that the net Income of Vallee, both personal and corporate, was between $120,000 and $133,000 annually during 1932, 1933 and 1934. 3. Attorneys for Mrs. Vallee, who was absent from the Court for the first time, suddenly rested their case, explaining she was confined to bed at her hotel- under the care of a physician. 4. Gottlieb, asking dismissal of the suit, severely denounced Mrs. Vallee, asserting she neglected her duty by not coming into Court to defend the misconduct charges made by her husband. No, No Steamboat Questioning Webb, Hyman Bushel, one of Vallee's attorneys, asked if he had not been shown by Hartstein an affidavit filed by the orchestra leader. "Did Hartstein tell you that this affidavit told of a telephone conversation your daughter had with Gary Leon In which your daughter said the was 'stocking up' and was ready to go with him on a steamboat?" asked Bushel. "No," replied the witness. "Were you told that your daughter said to Leon, 'I'm undressed . , . I'm in the nude, having Just come from the shower, I'm wearing mules.' and Leon replied, "To hell with the mules. I'll take the body'?" Webb, half rising from his seat, heatedly denied he had ever seen or heard of such an affidavit. PHILIP GODLEY DIES TRADE LEADER Admits Letter Telling Fight for Distributors at Milk Probe H. D. Allebach's written admis slon that he had been "fighting battles of the distributors" was rend Into the record of the Federal Trads Commission's inquiry into the milk situation here yesterday. The statement was made in a let. ter to Dr. Thomas Kelly, of the Scott-Powell Dairies, which sought to gain a concession for one of the farmers of the Inter-State Milk Producers Association, of which Allebach was then president. The letter warned that "we an going to have a revolt in the asso. ciatlon" unless the complaints ot some of the farmers were heeded, Admits Writing Letter Allebach, who has since been de. posed as president, but Is still the Inter-State's $5400-a-year saUj manager and leading figure, admit-ted authorship of the letter, which was introduced In photostat form by former Judge John W. Hilldrop, of Tennessee, counsel for the Inve'sti. gating commission. The letter sought an Increase in the basic milk supply of Jessie E. Kurtz, of Carlisle, an increase which.' Kelly refused after an exchange ot letters. "I have just looked over the production of Mr. Jessie E. Kurtz," said Allebach's letter, written June 14, 1933, "and find that he is produc-ing a lot of surplus and still is insisting that his basic be raised. "I think he is entitled to it, and unless we are going to raise the basic of some of the men of tills type, we are going to have a revolt in the as-tociation. "If he should take his conditions up with the Investigating committee, and if they call your organization to the front, you will have a hard Job to prove that you are not putting some surplus in the bottles, I am afraid. "Not a Threat" "I am not writing this as a threat, but I have been fighting the battles of the distributors In this territory all through this session of the Leg. islature (1933) trying to keep it from coming to a head, and unless I am going to get some consideration in some of these cases, I am not going to keep It from coming to a bead In the very near future." Allebach denied he had intended to write some of the things in that and other letters of which he ad-mitted authorship yesterday. "Well, the Intention gtd." bt said after one letter had been read, "but the letter dumb the same as I am. If I am to be punished I am willing." The letters were unfortunately worded, he said. "I'll change that now," he said several times durir.jt the reading of the letters. The hearing, In its fourth day, was recessed at noon until Monday morning, after Judge Hilldrop announced Illness In his family made It necessary for him to leave torn S EARLE AT FETE Governor George H. Earle wai the guest of honor at the annual dinner of the Saddle Horse Asso ciation of Philadelphia at the Bellevue-Stratford last night. In recognition of his years on the polo field, a sliver statuette of a mounted polo player was presented to the Governor. The dinner also marked the opening of the annual drive of the Prison Welfare Association, which will culminate with a benefit horse show March 13. More than $1700 was pledged to the Prison Associa tion, including $500 from the commissary of the Philadelphia County Prison and $1000 from Dr. Herbert J. Tily on behalf of the merchants of the city. Leading figures In thepolitlcil and sporting circles of the city attended the dinner, presided over bv President Judge Harry S. McDevitk 1500 Attend G. O. P. Ball More than 1500 persons last night attended the annual ball of the West Park Young Men's Republican Club held at tha Majestie Hotel. The- club Is located at 25th and Aspen sts. Clarence Murphy mittee and John Kllroy was chair-man of the dance committee. DAILY SPECIALS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY JTH and arm mm candsb Aisoned Clou Hard aj Candies 40 yit-iUmi Chocolate Covered Peanut i Clusters 40tia-lUpit 'r Chocolate Cocoanut Royals m, 40i Vlu-'' f Xl r Assorted Fruit Drops -t ri 404 .ut-iUPil Virginia Peanut Squares 40 tint-full 'y Chocolate Frosted Angel n i Food Cake 50 Vlue AT THE FOUNTAINS Strawberry Ice Cream Soda 1 , rtgnUr U . . C- I L Sliced UilCKen aanuwim . , Coffee or Tea and Cake 4 c , retuUr 20 1 Maple Nut naae 4 nj 186 STORES-One near yoo 7th & Market Sts. 1229 Market St. 1504 Market St. 12th Chestnut Sts. 2310 N. Front St. 3G12 Gtn. Ave. 102 S. 52d St. 2037 Gtn. Ave. 80S Main St., Darby, Pa. 6922 Market u West' Chester Pike. l'Pl,el twi.i. pu Market St.. Chester, Fa. 21 Bdwy., Camden, N..T. 1UG Hdwy., I nmnen, 105 K.f ct.,l Trpnton. lidii Ave.! VinelanH. N'.j fi2.1 L

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