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PUBLICPINION "On Newspaper Is Better Than Many Criminal Laws." Calvin Coolidge GOOD EVENING? Don't buy tot many pints today. ti PRICE THREE CENTS V.ntta ScnniVCIii Matttr th Charamnou-j. Under th Act of PublUhea Dall, Ecpt Eundar by Th Public Opinion Company CHAMBERSBURG, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1933. PROHIBITION ENDS TONIGHT AS UTAH PLANS RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENT; DRY ISSUE STILL STIRS CONTROVERSY Prohibition's Death Blow to Be Dealt By Utah PRESIDENT WILL Goth YEAR PWA REQUESTS EARLY WE ON 24.01 GRUNT Council Will Consider Light Plant Work-at Special Meeting ORDINANCE BOOSTS BURGESS' SALARY W. M.

Ry. Seeks Closing of Burkhart Ave. Area Civil Works Plan Progresses PROCLAIM END OF ARID ERA IN U. S. tot 1 Wm m1 'Sf- ff 111 sssSs'IaVr rpfif '-SfcX Bewilderment and Expectancy Aboard As Repeal Conventions Convene To Write Finis to Dry Law WASHINGTON, Dec.

5 (AP) Tried almost 14 yearn and adjudged wanting-, constitutional prohibition ends to night and the American people face curiously a new period of experimentation on how to handle liquor. Only formal ratifications by conventions in Pennsylvania. Ohio and Utah are necessary to do away with the 18th Amendment. As it stands, the Salt Lake City action as the 36th State will end about 7:30 P. Mountain Tim or 9 :30 P.

Eastern Time. Automatically the 21st Amendment takes cfTcct, terminating Federal pi'ohibition policing save to protect dry States from liquor importations, and leaving the States deal as they see fit with strong drink and attendant difficulties. This reverse in national policy was dictated by a majority approaching ten million of more than twenty million votes cast since Congress submitted the question lnit. February. Thirty-nine States claiming 88 per cent of thr population have voted.

Only two stood by th6 about which such dispute has swirled, despite the high hopes held when all the States except Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut ratified it in The two were the Carolinas. But that today was history, something for the chroniclers along with the many fabulous features of the dry years. r- 4- Immediate interest centered In Here is the building where the death blow will be dealt to prohibition, the capitol of Utah, at Salt Lake City. Utah is scheduled to be the 36th and final state to ratify the 21st (repeal amendment. Above, left, is Secretary of State M.

H. Welling; above, right. Governor Henry H. Blood. 1 The Federal Public Works Administration has notified Town Council that unless 1t takes some 4t't steps to avail itself of the $24,000 grant made recently for improvements at the electric light plant, the administrator reserves the right tc withdraw the grant.

As a result Town Council, in regular session last night, decided to hoM a special meeting Friday night to consider the proposal, which involves a total estimated expenditure of 05, GOO of which amount $24-000 would be contributed by the government. At the present tmc the plant is e-uippeti with, two I.COO-kilowatt units and a similar number of 500 or recent months the peak of 1.S0O has been reached, which, it a pointed out, is not allowing suf-of a reserve in generating units. If one of the 1,000 generators should break down and additional demand should be made by large consumer, the Chambers-burg Engineering for instance, which is r.ow not making any considerable demand, the town might be faced with a serious It Is planned to install a new and remove one of the 500 -f rrneraters. The letter from the Public Work Admir.isirai.on asked that some decision be made within 30 days. The letter was dated November 1.

Council adopted two ordinances. The ordinance providing a means whereby water extension assessments may be rebated was adopted by a unanimous vote. Under the ordinance, the cost of construction of the water line, levied against a given property owner, is paid, the property owner may receive a rebate of the amount, the ame to be liquidated through consumption of water. The property tah Covets Honor of Giving Coup de Grace To National Dry Law SENATE FINALLY PASSES TWO BILLS FIXING RUM LEVY U. S.

LIQUOR CZAR tm sortie V'ffwygL' v' www Regulating temporary liquor control measures for the government pending enactment of permanent legislation is the responsibility of Joseph H. Choate (above), New York lawyer, appointed by President Roosevelt to be director and chairman of the Federal Alcohol Control Administration. A close friend of the President, Choate has been prominently identified with the repeal movement. PLAN ADDITION I0 SCHOOL BUILDING AT GREENCASTLE $25,000 Project, Submitted To CWA Work at Court House Proposed The Greencastle school district has submitted to the Civil Works Administration the application for construction of an addition to the grade school building which fronts on Washington street, Greencastle. Bearing the approval of the county Civil Works Administration ar.S with the sanction of the district engineer, the application was filed at Harrisburg.

The project is one of the most unusual yet considered by the county' administration. If accepted at Harrisburg. the project will call for an expenditure for labor and materials of approximately $25,000. The Civil Works Administration is called upon to furnish a small part of the- materials, and all of the labor. The addition, which is to be constructed as an east wing to the grade school will have dimensions of 120 by 95 feet.

Included will be an auditorium with a stage, a gymnasium with lockers not for both girls and boys, a physical director's office and showers. The auditorium is to be approximately 60 by 83 feet, with seats for approximately 450 people, and the g3Tnnasium is to be 58 by 72 feet. The project calls for the employment during a period of about nine weeks of 50 unskilled men, 40 masons, 16 carpenters and supervisors. It is not the expectation that the (Turn to page 4. please) ROOSEVELT'S MONETARY PLAN ENTERS NEW PHASE Sluggish Response of Markets Is Indication of Change WASHINGTON, Dec.

5 LAP) Sluggish responses of financial and commodity markets to recent gold price advances and a sturdier dollar abroad combined today to indicate that President Roosevelt's monetary policy has entered a new phase of development. The course from this stage, which waa accompanied by a stronger government bond market, was closely guarded. Not since the RFC posted its first gold price had there been official indications of a shift in the President's plans. But the apparent steadier reception both at home and abroad of latest price advances to the high of J34.01 an ounce was believed in some quarters to point the need of new energy to achieve Mr. Roosevelt's declared purpose of higher commodity prices.

f-tn Jl it "Repeal Convention Delegates Will Remain in $2-a-Callon Tax Bill and! Session Until Midnight to make btate Last Potofflc March 2. TOWN CITIZEN TED OF DIZZY DRIVING Calvin Doner Found Guilty Settlements End Court Term LENIENCY IS SHOWN WAYNESBORO YOUTH Calvin Doner of 563 East King street, cattle dealer, was convicted in the county criminal court today on a charge of driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor by a jury that recommended him to the mercy of the court. The court indicated that he will not commit the 69-year-old stock dealer to jail when he appears Saturday for sentence. The Verdict was returned shortly before noon bringing the December term of criminal court to a close. Five other cases listed for trial were continued, three being the process of settlement and two others being continued because of the illness of a physician-witness.

Evidence in the case was closed last evening and this morning the jury was addressed by Edmund C. Wingerd. Doner's- attorney, and District Attorney J. Glenn Benedict after which Judge Davison delivered his charge. Doner made no denial of being under the influence of liquor.

On the contrary it wasx brought out by the defense that he was extremely intoxicated at the time of a collision with a traffic light standard at King and Franklin streets early the morning of March 13 which preceded his arrest. But it was denied that he was operating the car. The driver was an unidentified man whom Doner himself did not know, the defense contended. The elder stock dealer in sup port of his defense said that the unknown man persuaded him to go with him in the Doner car and that the mystery driver vanished immediately following the collision leaving nothing but the rubber heel from his shoe as a clue. The rubber heel evidence was ruled out by the court in a side-bar conference and without it getting before the jury.

Doner was found at the car alone after the collision although there were no eye-witnesses to testify that he had been operating the machine. Elmer P. Wolf, Fannett' Township (Turn to page 3. please) BILL SHEETS DIES AT PLAYGROUND Former 'City Undertaker and Baseball Announcer Found Dead in Quarters Bill Sheets, whose career as athletic contest "pronouncer" and "city undertaker" made him a familiar and picturesque character about town, was found dead this afternoon in what was the club house of Henninger Field during the days of professional baseball here. Apparently stricken as he scooped a shovel of coal from the coal pile in the one corner of the room which served as his living quarters, Bill was found prostrate on his back by Merle Shockry, caretaker of the municipal playground at 1:15 o'clock.

Dr. A. W. Thrush, coroner, said that Bill had been dead for eight or ten hours. His bed had not been slept in.

On a ledge beside the cot were four or five hand-rolled cigarettes which Bill had presumably intended to smoke as he lay in bed. The scene as Shockey found it Indicated that Bill, having removed (Turn to page x. please) tions in abaut 40 centers of the 1 tatj Dumber 16. amill ft? four State colleges and universities University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Pennsylvania State College. The graders will not know the names of those whose papers they are marking Five general qualifications have (Turn to page please) CONvlG (Tut a to page 4.

please) VETERAN SHOE MERCHANT TO QUIT BUSINESS LIFE H. S. Heintielman to Retire After 43 Years As Merchant Alter 42 consecutive years in the shoe business in the store room in the Lemaster Building in Memorial Square, Hiram S. Heintzelman will retire. Tomorrow he will begin disposal of his stock at special sale.

In 1891 Mr. Heintzelman entered the business with J. C. Peters of East King street, who retired in 1320. Mr.

Heintzelman's son, the S. Huber Heintzelman, then secarr.c a member of the firm and until his death on May ID, 1331. Since then has conducted the business alone. He will continue the insurance business, which he conducted as a side line. The Lemaster Building has been the location for a shoe store for 46 years, A.

H. Rice and J. C. Peters navin? conducted a store there before Mr. Heintzelman entered the firm of Peters and Heintzelman in 131.

WILL ROGERS LOOKS 'EM OVER those three conventions which hold promise of legal liquor this evening, if the events take place a.i planned; in th President's proclamation that means tax relief January in Washington and State regulatory planning; and after that Just as the almost unanlmout approval of the 18th Amendment; did not settle the matter once and for all, neither does' the preponderant action on Its rejection Mg-nal an end. Controversy now smouldering will crackle into open argument when the Senate and return to work on liquor taxes and attempt to get model control law for the capital city. Variations of the arguments will rrbound lr legislative halls this winter evm as now. There seems to be agreement ru but one thing now: There Is telling what will happen. A feeling between bewilderment and expectancy is abroad, a wonder "Ju0 what doss repeal mean?" Wilt dire, dry predictions materialize? Will rosy wet visions be fulfilled? Is the speakeasy to go? Will drinking be move or less fashionable? Will the saloon return by another name? So it goes, with time alona (Turn to page 4.

please) Today's VVcalhcr Forecast WARM Eastern Pennsylvania: Probably rain tonight and Wednesday; slightly warmer in east and south portions tonight; colder in went irnl north portions Wednesday and in ftoulheasl portion at night. THE HIGH AND LOW A YEAR AGO Dec. 4 57-33 Dec. 5 58-31 Dec. 6 5231 Dec.

7 Dec. 8 53 2a Dec. 9 40-20 Dec 10 3120 11 25-20 Dec. 12 4124 Dec. 13 3(527 Dec.

14 3B 21 Yesterd.iy't High and Low 58 4'2 QUIET CEREMONY MARKS REPEAL OF PROHIBITION LAW Penna. Becomes 34th State To Ratify Repeal of Dry Law of Nation HARRISBURG. Dec. 5 OP) Fvinnsylvani-A once-famed for the liquors it made, quietly ratified repeal of prohibition at 12:50 P. today.

i Fifteen delegates, three of them women, elected November 7, stood in the brilliant hall of the Senate and cast the official votes which made Pennsylvania the 34th State to approve overthrow of the Eighteenth Amendment. Then from the smoke stacks of Pittsburgh to Philadelphia's skyline, hundreds of hotels, restaurants, clubs, boats and dining cars prepared to sell to those bent on celebrating, the end of 14 arid years. State Police and municipal authorities predicted, however, that the celebration after the last needed State has ratified this after1-noon, will be as quiet as today's ceremony in the Senate. Lynn G. Adams, chief of the State Police, said no requests have been received for special protection, nor had any spots been found where unusual precautions are deemed necessary.

Meanwhile, the Capitol hustled through final preparations to bring liquors in under rigid control. The ceremony in the Senate was brief and simpie. The Senate was crowded to the doors as Lieut. Gov. E.

C. Shannon dropped the gavel and read the act (Turn to page 3. please) WAYNESBORO POST WINS Enrolls 115 Members Against HO of Chambersburj: Tost Joe Stickell Post, American Legion of Waynesboro, was declared the winner of the membership campaign plaque posted by the past commanders of the Waynesboro post and the Chambersburg post. The plague was- an award for the most old and new members enrolled for the coming year before December 1. Waynesboro won by a narrow margin of five members.

Waynesboro had a total of A45 new members and Chambersburg 140. The silver plaque will be placed in the Legion Home at Waynesboro. The full membership drive docs not close until after January 1. In Ratification of SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5 Utah today adds her ratification-expected to be the thirty-sixth and effective one to the Twenty-first Amendment, repealing Federal prohibition.

Assembling for the opening of the ratification convention at noon, Mountain Standard Time, the 21 repeal delegates elected November 7 were determined they would cast their vote only after Ohio and Pennsylvania, also action had ratified. Not depending upon a program that included the omalities of a constitutional convention to insure Utah last place, repeal leaders passed cut the, word that under no circumstances would the State be deprived of the honor of giving the coup de grace to prohibition. They said they would postpone action until midnight, if necessary. The delegates were called to caucus two hours before the open RELEASE LIQUOR Considers pan tQ Release Medicinal Rum in Step To Block Bootlegger WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (JP) The government is considering a plan to release all medicinal liquor stocks for beverage purposes immediately after proclamation of repeal this evening.

While President Roosevelt and Acting Secretary Phillips at the State Department awaited the repeal convention, in Utah to proclaim the death of the Eighteenth Amendment, serious consideration was given too assuring an adequate supply for the states that either will allow liquor Immediately or To hamper the'" bootleg trade is one goal. The plan about liberating the medicinal liquor supplies was being weighed by Joseph H. Choate, Federal alcohol administrator and E. S. Grecnbaum of the President's special committee.

One official said that in all likelihood the plan would be approvrd late in the day. The Utah action is expected about 9:30 Eastern Standard Time. It was estimated that the plan would release for immediate consumption approximately 500,000 gallons of domestic and imported mm MAY Permit Fee Pleasure Cet Senate Approval HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 (IP) With repeal in Pennsylvania only minutes away, the Senate today passed finally two bills to tax liquor and increase permit fees for distDleries, breweries and wineries. One bill, sponsored by Representative Morton Witkin, Philadelphia, and given a severe jostling during its passage through the two houses, imposes a tax of $2 a gallon on liquor manufactured or imported between the date of enactment and January 2.

It started its voyage as a "perma-ment" $1 tax bill but the Senate doubled the ante. As changed, it will not levy a permanent tax for the reason that State liquor stores, beginning operation January (2, pay no tax on liquor. The bill also was 'altered to provide that liquor made in Pennsylvania and shipped into other shall not be subject to tax if the State into which the liquor is going has no tax. In the measure Ls effective as a revenue producer only until the turn of the year. It goes to the House for concurrence.

The other bill, authored by Representative Thomas B. Wilson, Mc-Kean, sets up this schedule of permit fees: Distilleries, $2,500 to $25,000, de- (Turn to page please) NEW YORKERS IRKED BY UTAH'S DRY LAW GESTURE Western State's Decision Balks Plan for Celebration NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (Manhattan is somewhat irked at the manner in which Utah wants to administer the coup de grace to prohibition. It's a fine thing per se, the concensus is among hotel and night club operators, but the western State's decision to make a dramatic gesture of ratifying repeal by postponing its action until 7 o'clock to-right (Mountain Standard Time) is going to cause a few difficulties. The big town rather planned on beginning some decorous, refined, leisurely imbibing some time in the afternoon.

Now it must wait until 9 P.M. It EH BUGS OVERCOME' IN Ot'K JAII, Ex-prtsoners have many tales to tell, about the regime of Warden Bear at the county jail. Many of the stories aren't favorable to the warden. One Is and It is told in today's editorial bed bugs have eliminated, Repeal Amendment ing of fche convention, to decide upon its officers and to fill a vacancy incident to the absence from the city of delegate. The program for the convention, to be called to order by Governor Henry H.

Blood in the House of Representatives, included addresses by the Governor; by Anthony W. Ivins, a-member of the first presidency of the Latter Day Saints Church, and by Franklin Riter, chairman of the Utah League for Prohibition Repeal and chairman of the convention" resolutions committee. Other formalities; were election and induction of officers, the naming of committees on credentials and resolutions, and the consideration of numerous motions of a routine nature. A recess is planned, to allow time for the. to prepare reports, before the roll call on the ratification rcsolu- (Turn to page 4, please) OHIO DELEGATES VOTE FOR REPEAL Buckeye State Is 35th Lined Up for Repeal Moore; Denies Bill Veto COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec.

5 (JP) Ohio today ratified repeal of the 18th Amendment, becoming the 35th State to approve return of legal liquor. The vote of the 52 repeal convention delegates was unanimous, but in spite of it the State remained legally "dry." COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 (JP) Ohio's convention to vote repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment got under way in the House of Representatives chamber here at 1:11 o'clock (EST) this afternoon. Governor George White called the session to order, and immediately introduced Rev. John Malick of Cincinnati, who gave the invocation.

The large chamber was well crowded when the Governor brought, the convention to order. Alter 1ho 49 delegates took their seals, the roll wa, called. Thrc: delegates were be elected to fill vacancies, two caused by deaths and one by a resignation. George M. Neffner, statistician in the secretary of state's office, called the roll of delegates.

Neffner's voice was hardly audible (Turn to page please) To the Editor of Public Opinion: BEVERLY HILLS. Dec. Tailed to the Philippine dele-5airrj goir; through here on their way to Washington. Missed Manual Quezon, their very fcle leader. They will be r.

unique deiega-J ia WjL.v.x:;jn and one that High-Type Citizens Sought by State As Employes in Penna. Liquor Stores I believe the will wei- come, for they are asking for. ana no; money, a vii- Lice that unheard of. I Sta'e lookul tor '-type men Uipninesjand women to run iU liquor HARRISBURG. Dec.

5 OP)-The year. For Ihp 2,000 jobs that will be created, Pennsylvania is going to pay from $300 to $5,000 a year the lower figure for such positions as janitor, messenger, and so on, and the top mark for comptrollers. The department of public instruction has a large staff busy arranging for civil service examina- i on of their When thfy take you off vcti rra" vjgar and nwccts. ioday go bark on a uzar. liquor.

Well. liquor duet, so they can take us off lugar. That automatically seta the Philippines free. Yours WILL ROGERS. (Turn to page please).

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