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Friday, August 30, 1935
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THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN. FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1935 3 i Need Authority To Spend Fund Council Must Pass En abling Act on $100, - 000 WPA Loan Enabling legislation authorizing ad' ministration departments to expend the $100,000 loan for WPA projects which the city Is to make from local banks will probably have to be passed by Council before contracts for the resurfacing of a half dozen CWA - improved streets can be executed. Director of Public Works William A. Schunk conferred yesterday with , City Controller Edward Eisele, and later Informed Mayor Stanley J. . Davis that the Controller holds that the necessary authorization must be given by Council before he will ap prove the contracts with Sweeney Brothers, Ezra Stipp and the H.'B. Sproul Construction Company, the contractors who are to do the work. Mayor Davis Indicated that the city will probably seek an initial loan of $25,000 from the banks. The resurfacing jobs will cost about $17,000, and this Is the first money to be expended from the $100,000 fund. Another $100,000 Is to be borrowed to cover the city's share of PWA projects, but this loan will not be made until trie city gets word from offl - cials at Harrisburg as to the approval of the $144,716 worth of paving proj - ', ects submitted some time ago. May Drop 32 Street Projects Since the Public Works Administration at Washington has fixed Sept. 12 as the deadline for the submission of projects on which municipalities are . seeking 45 per cents grants, City Engineer Charles P. Schroeder and his staff will find it physically impossible to prepare plans for the paving of about thlrty4wo streets on which the property owners had sigaed petitions asking for the Improvements. Five projects have been submitted, and fourteen others, the plans for which are ready, will be presented early . next week, m soon as Council passes the necessary resolutions. Mayor Davis was advised yesterday by Major W. H. Gravell, acting PWA administrator for the state, that municipalities seeking grants must be prepared to advertise for bids not later than Oct. 22. The Mayor said that the city will be ready to seek proposals as soon as the projects are approved by the PWA officials. City Engineer Schroeder, In anticipation of approval of the city's numerous projects involving the building of stone gutters on unpaved streets, yesterday submitted to Thomas P. Kennedy, WPA director, a project for the quarrying of stone from a quarry along the Morgan Highway. The cost is estimated at $12,000, with the city paying about $1,500 for equipment. Forty - nine men would be employed for three months. Trip Croup to Meet The Reservation Committee for the three - day trip to New York, Albany and Schenectady, Sept. 24, 25 and ' - 26, which is being sponsored by the . Chamber of Commerce, will meet Tuesday noon at the Chamber of Commerce Building. Wayland H. Davis is general chairman of the excursion and Walter P. Stevens Is chairman of the Reservation Committee, which is composed of the Minute Men of the organization. Temple Israel Services Sunset services will be held tonight at 6:30 o'clock at Temple Israel, Mon roe Avenue and Gibson Street. At the Saturday morning services, the Bar Mitzvah of Philip Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Barnett will take place. Rabbi Israel Chodos, White Plains, N. Y., will officiate. Registration for the Daily Hebrew School will take place on Tuesday from 2 to 5 p. m. 2 Miners Injured Two Scranton miners were injured while at work at the Kehoe - Berge mine in Wilkes - Barre yesterday alt - ernoon. They are: John Kavia, 45, 1045 North Main Avenue, who incurred contusions of the face and scalp, and John Holmes, 21, 134 Reynolds Avenue, who suffered cuts of the forearm. They are in Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston. A ten ($10.00) dollar monthly payment account with the New Citizens will return $2,000.00 at maturity. The return on other payments is in the same proportion. Now is the time to start in Series No. 67. Assets $4,000,000. New Citizens Building and Loan Association. 505 Cedar Ave. T. J. Snowdon, President. W. C. Hessinger, Secretary. Adv. SAVE12i IN OUR LABOR DAY TIRE SALE By Trading in Smooth Tires Only One Quality! No s Grades ftlLl Tires k K - - L17I7 IM N. WASHINGTON Ml SCMNTON.. M. Scranton' Oldest Tire Store . ft I Weist Matches C. H. S. Graduate, Son of Chest Secretary, Doubles For Der Fuehrer in National Broadcasts Adolf Hitler, the Utile corporal who overcame every obstacle, Includ ing a miniature mustache, to become the absolute ruler of the German people, recently decided that his voice was too harsh. In keeping with his temperament, he . decided that it should be mild and sweet. Since hie word is law, the leading German physicians held an important conference. They studied the situation, operated on the throat of Adolf and now he speaks with the soothing voice of a high paid crooner. That a change in the Der Fuehrer's voice would have international com' plications was never suspected. Probably its most devastating effect was upon the career of Dwight Weist Jr., son of the executive secretary of the Scranton Community Chest. The announcement that Adolf had changed his voice sent young Weist scurrying to the nearest long distance radio set which could pick up the new and gentle voice of Germany's Man of Destiny. The Der Fuehrer's voice came floating in sweet and gentle as a Spring breeze. . The contents of Hitler's speech meant nothing to Weist, principally because he couldn't understand a word of it. But young Weist listened with the attention of a defendant listening to a judge pronounce sen tence. The speech was finished. Weist's friends looked at him anxiously. Suddenly he began to talk. His friends examined the radio to see if it had been shut off. It was. But the new. the gentle voice of Hitler in English rang through the room. Matches New Voice Weist's friends applauded. "The March of . Time" program could go on. Hitler's double, Dwight Weist Jr.. had changed his voice to match the new voice of Germany's chieftain and without benefit of surgery. For the past two years whenever Hitler figured in "The March of Time" program, it' was young Weist who stepped to the microphone and sent the little corporal's voice rasping and rattling into the homes of America's butcher, baker and candlestick maker. Dwight Weist Sr., yesterday in his office in the Chamber of Commerce Building, sat back and chuckled. "Of course it wouldn't make much difference if my son couldn't imitate Hitler's new voice." he said. "There i are enough other voices that he can Stickers May,Be Used in Mayfield Voters Likely to Be Asked to Write 2 Names Primary Election contests in May - field may find at least two candidates running on stickers in competition with the aspirants for the Republican and Democratic nominations whose names will appear on the machine ballot labels. Reports from the borough are to the effect that Nestor Slantha will be a "sticker" candidate for School Director and that Richard Powlack, Incumbent School Director, may seek a sticker nomination for .Council from the Second Ward. On the ballot for the one vacancy to be created on the School Board are Wallace Hrapohak, Republican, and John Labawsky and John CM alley, Democrats. Powlack's term expires this year. Richard Cooper and Andrew Uszcak, Republicans, are candidates for reelection to Council from the First Ward. They are without opposition in their own party. Four Democrats, Michael KuchinsH, John Wilson Sr., John Guzey and Michael Dolan are opposing the incumbents. In the Second Ward Samuel Telech, Republican Incumbent, is aspiring to another term and is opposed by Nick Rock, Democrat. Constantine Yaworski, Republican, a member of Council representing the Third Ward, will be unopposed for the Republican nomination for reelection. Two Democrats, Edward Shallock and Thomas Green, are seeking the same berth. v Auxiliary Meets The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Siculo League at a meeting last night at Hotel Jermyn discussed plans for a rally in conjunction with the Siculo Federation on Sept. IS and a concert and drama at Central High School on Sept. 11. Mrs. Joseph Zumma, the president, presided. Refreshments and entertainment followed the meeting. Banking at the Third National has many points in common with other business. Our product is different . . we have money for rent . . . we "gell" loans while you take orders for clothing, coal, machinery, supplies, etc. Before you sell an order of goods, you have to check the credit of the buyer to make sure that payment will be made. That is our nrob lem too. We have to be sure that the depositors money which we lend will be repaid. Always feel free to discuss your loan requirements with us fully. Third National Bank and Trust Co. 120 Wyoming Avenue Scranton, Penna. Hitler's Voice Without Surgical Aid DWIGHT WEIST JR. - 0 reproduce to perfection to keep him on the 'March of Time Program.' "Why on most of the nights that he broadcasts, neither his mother nor myself can tell which part he is play ing. He usually wires us beforehand so we can determine whether the voice that sounds like Roosevelt, Father Coughldn, W. C. Fields, Mrs. Roosevelt or some other celebrity is our son speaking." The story of young Weist's career as an Impersonator dates back to his days in Central High School, his father explained. Evenings when he returned from school he would entertain his parents by humorous im personations of his teachers, his class mates and his friends. The family, when they met the persons their son was so adept at impersonating, felt that they knew them for a long time. In fact, when young Weist was home, the family circle was crowded with personalities that only Weist Jr., had met. Local orators were his meat. No man could give a speech which young Weist couldn't reproduce in the same voice and with every idiosyncrasy of the speaker. Coupled with this ability Dwight Jr., had pronounced dramatic ability. He took part in most of the plays produced at the high school. Chose Dramatics for Career - When it came time to select a career, he chose dramatics. He enrolled in the dramatic course at Ohio Wesleyan University where he die - , Spruce Street Bridge Repairs Found Needed Acting on the recommendation of F. A. DeWilde, local structural engineer engaged by the city to inspect the Spruce Street and l Linden Street Bridges, Public Works Department officials yesterday moved to make immediate repairs to a section of the former structure. Mr. ' DeWilde advised ' Director William A. Schunk that he had found a sidewalk bracket on the southerly side of the bridge seriously affected by gases and fumes from the stacks of Lackawanna Railroad locomotives. The city will do the work, the cost to be about $650. Mr. DeWilde's general inspection of the two bridges will probably require about two more weeks. DORRANCE MINE RESUMES WILKES - BARRE, Aug. 29. The Dorrance mine, Lehigh Valley Coal Company, resumed operations today after being idle five days for repairs. One thousand men are affected. SCRANTON BUILDING ASSN. NO. 10 Rehrig Building 125 Adams Ave. New Series Now Starting $5.00 per month pays $1,000.00 at maturity. $10.00 per month pays $2,000.00 at maturity. $25.00 per month pays $5,000.00 at maturity. Assets $4,000,000.00 Money to Loan Otto J. Robinson, President Victor A. Wenzel, Secretary Adv. Impersonator of Famous World Figures Began Preparation for Career by Mimicking Orators Here Unguished himself not only as an actor but as a playwright of promise, Following his. graduation in 1931 he joined the Cleveland Little Thea ter. He also worked as announcer at radio stations in Cleveland and Cin cinnati. He heard that radio was in need of actors who could Impersonate the voices of celebrities. With courage and confidence in his ability, he packed his bags and took the first train to the mecca of all would - be actors and radio stars. New York. That was in 1932. He landed a job almost Immediately as the announcer on the then popular "Skippy" program. From there he jumped to - the "Forty - five Minutes From Hollywood" program on which be impersonated the leading film stars, including the three Barrymores - - John, Lionel and Ethel. His ability was recognized at once. He then moved into one of the lead ing parts of the "March of Time' program. Since then he has played so many parts that his father has not been quite able to keep track of them. Among a few of the great whose voices he has impersonated are Walter Damrosch, Dizzy Dean, the Roosevelts, one and all, and countless others. He and the twelve others on the program were selected from 500 ap pUcante who sought jobs as imper senators. When he is .given a part, he goes Immediately to the newsreel theaters and studies the voice of the person he is to imitate, when he returns to .the studio, he reproduces without a flaw the voice he has studied. Speeches on the radio also help him con siderably. "When Weist Jr. Is home," Mr. Weist said, "we can have the White House Sunday night scrambled egg dinner. We can hear the President talk on national affairs or be very informal and discuss family affairs. Then Dwight can swing into Mrs. Roosevelt's voice and we can have a talk on 'Babies, Just Babies.' " Weist . was bom in 1910 at Palo Alto, Calif., where his father was engaged in Y. M. C. A. work. He moved to Scranton in 1921. His sisters, Helen and Kathryn, have followed social work as a career. His youngest sister, Marian Polly, enters Central this year and has not yet determined on a career. She may, however, follow in her brother's footsteps. Opportunity Prize Winners Named Peggy Williams Awarded $50 Order Peggy Williams, 1220 Rock Street, this city, yesterday was awarded a $50 - merchandise order as first prize In the Clip Coupon Contest, sponsored by The Scranton Republican and local merchants as a feature of Dollar Opportunity Day. The drawing, held at Wyoming and Lackawanna Avenues at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, attracted thousands of choppers who had entered coupons in the contest. Traffic was almost blocked during the drawing. Ida Seamon, 746 Adams Avenue, won the second prize of a $25 merchandise order. The following won $5 orders: Gilbert Perry,' 2507 North Main Avenue; Mrs. Hartman, 1317 Myrtle Street; Alice I. Jones, 846 Monroe Avenue, Mrs. E. A. Bloxham, 10 Grand Avenue, Forest City; and Lester H. Van Campen, Scott Road, Chinchilla. Orders will be mailed to the prize winners by1 The Scranton Republican. - The cool and clear weather attracted one of the largest Opportunity Day crowds this year to the city yesterday. Free street car and bus service was provided to the city between 9 and 10:30 o'clock, which brought out a large early morning crowd. Merchants reported an excellent day. THAT ARE South Side Girl Hurt When Struck by Auto 1935 Traffic Toll (In Scranton Area) Number of Accidents, 536. Dead, 54. Hurt, 675. Helen Snyder, 5, 826 Alder Street, incurred a possible fractured skull yesterday afternoon when she is reported to have run from behind a truck and into the path of a car driven by Fred Graff, 26, 218 North Webster Avenue in the 800 block of Alder Street. Graff furnished $500 ball on a charge of assault and battery before Magistrate Fred Seymour. Patrolmen William Griffiths and James Haggerty investigated. Loan Details To Take Month Coal Company Likely to Get RFC Money in About Thirty Days Completion of all of the details In connection with the $650,000 loan obtained from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation by the Scranton Coal Company will require another four weeks, in all probability, it was indicated yesterday by Attorney Har old A. Scragg, who has represented the concern in the tax settlement ne gotiations with the City, the School District and other tax - levying agencies. In about thirty days, Attorney Scragg said, he expects that all of the many details will have been cleared up, and the coal company will be in a position to receive its money. Steps to finally adopt the agree' ments which Council and the School Board earlier in the year accepted "in principle" will then be taken, but before the payments are made, counsel for the City and the School District will have the job of searching the titles covering the coal tracts which the company wants to deed in part payment of its tax obligations. Since the question of penalties on delinquent taxes has not entered in the proposal, the fact that the dead line for the abatement of penalties under the terms of the Huffman Rankin law is set for Nov. 1 will not be a consideration in the negotiations. Under the provisions of the agree ments, the city is to receive $115,000 in cash and title to 2,500,000 tons of coal underlying the Central City, In settlement of taxes and other claims amounting in all to $233,000. The School District, in liquidation of 220,000 in taxes not including those for 1934 or 1935 would receive $60, 000 In cash and deeds to approxl mately 540,000 tons of coal under school properties, designed to give surface protection to the buildings and grounds. Gill to Superintend Operation of Diamond Hayden Gill, superintendent of the Price - Fancoast mine in Throop, will be superintendent of the Monarch Coal Company's operation of the Dia mond mine recently leased from the Glen Alden Coal Company, it was officially announced yesterday. The Diamond operation, located in West Scranton, will employ about 600 men when production is started in about ten days. Gangways from five veins In the Glen Alden operation are now being tunneled to the Mount Pleasant mine of the Scranton Coal Company and coal from the Diamond will be prepared at the Scranton company's Pine Brook breaker. All veins from the surface to the Clark will be operated at the Diamond. Machine mining will be used. Bicycle, Suits Stolen Mrs. Martin Gallagher, rear 1753 Perry Avenue, reported to the police yesterday that a bicycle worth $20 and three bathing suits had been stolen from the rear porch of her home. 3UILT TO "TAKE IT" C VERYTHING that's strictly new and smart in young lads' serviceable school shoes at prices that touch dads' pocketbooks but lightly. Calfskins and gram leathers black and brown. Built on roomy and sensible lasts and styled with the dash of a university campus!. Boyt Stockinet in the newest colort and patterns "Alwayt Busy" 112.114 - 116 f Wyoming Ave. Employes Get Tax Warning School District Workers Told of Deadline on Delinquencies More than fifty employes of the Scranton School District, who are shown by the records to be delinquent in the payment of their taxes, will be notified today by Secretary Jacob Eckersley 'that unless they straighten out their accounts by Sept. 1 their names will be made public and the amount of the taxes and penalties will be deducted from their next pay checks. 1 In accordance with the resolution adopted by the School Board several weeks ago, fixing Sept. 1 as the deadline for payments, Secretary Eckersley is sending out letters to all of the delinquents. He said yesterday that during the past ten days, a number of the delinquent employes have cleared up their obligations, but that there are still approximately fifty on the list. His letter to them is - as follows: "Pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors adopted recently instructing me to require the payment of all delinquent school taxes on the part of employes of the School Dis trict, I find it necessary to notify you that the tax books in the office of Receiver of Delinquent Taxes Harris indicate that you have failed to pay all your back taxes. Failure to pay such taxes on or before September I will make it necessary for me to in' form the open school board meeting of the name of the delinquent. The resolution also provided for the gar nishee of taxes and penalties from the pay check. "Because of the deplorable condition of the tax records covering the past twenty years or more, injustice may be done to innocent parties who may have tax receipts showing payments or who for other reasons may show cause for nonpayment. To eliminate any possibility of error I request that you call at the office of the Receiver of Delinquent Taxes Harris In the Administration Building and arrange to either pay the delinquent tax or present such evidence as will lead to the correction of any errors that may have been made on the tax records." Welcome Officers At Army Temple Adj. and Mrs. DeSelms Are Honored Adjutant and Mrs. William DeSelms, Boston, who were appointed to succeed Captain and Mrs. Harold Ander. son as directors of the Salvation Army Corps, were welcomed at a service last night at the Armv Temnle Contain and Mrs. Anderson were transferred to sunbury, Pa. Captain Mary Keller. New EnslaTirt who has been asslsrned as nfa.tisHf.ion to divisional headauarters here, was also welcomed at the service. Brigadier John N. Waldron, divisional com mander in Northeastern Pennsylvania. i i. . . wiiuuvieu toe service. Adjutant and Mrs. DeSelms hw occupied important posts in the Salvation Army. His last position was that of commanding officer of the Boston Palace Corps. His wife, previous to entering the Army service, was a scnooi teacher and an orrfalnpri minister, of the Gospel. COMBINE DEPARTMENTS The payroll derjartments of t.h Northern and Southern divisions nf the Glen Alden Coal Comnanv will be combined and quartered at the Scranton office building on Sent. 1 it was announced yesterday by officials of the company. G. W. Nichols, Trucksville, will head the combined department. Sixteen persons em ployed in the Wilkes - Barre office will oe locatea here alter the change. and for Larger Boyt at Boyi' Section: Main FloM Inc. $2) 6 More Magistrates Indicted by Jurors PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 (A1). Assistant District Attorney John A. Boyle confirmed reports today that the August Grand Jury has drawn indictments against six Philadelphia magistrates, in addition to ten already charged with "unlawful conduct" in office. - 1 Boyle declined to reveal names of magistrates listed in the new indictments. The Jury's final presentation in its investigation of the twenty - eight magistrates Is expected Saturday. Questions Put To Candidates Home Owners Quiz Council Aspirants on Expenditures, Taxes Candidates for City Council have been called upon by the Home Owners and Taxpayers' League of Scranton to make known their attitude towards the question of reducing city expenditures and lowering the tax rate. Mrs. Frank G. Hammond, president of the League, has forwarded to all the Councilman entries a letter carrying three questions which the organization wants answered. The replies were to have been submitted not later than yesterday. The communication sent to the candidates is as follows: "As citizens and taxpayers of the City of Scranton, the Home Owners and Taxpayers' League of Scranton is interested in the proper functioning of our legislative body. As you are a candidate for City Council in the September primaries, we would appreciate your answers to the following questions: "1. Do you believe in efficiency and economy in the administration of our city government? "2. Do you believe that the cost of our city, government can and should be substantially reduced? If so, in what respect? "3. If nominated and elected, will you constantly endeavor to lighten the tax burden of our citizens? "We would appreciate the return of this questionnaire together with your answers, on or before Aug. 29, 1935. If we do not hear from you by that time, we shall assume you are not interested in these questions from the taxpayers' viewpoint. "Very truly yours, "Home Owners and Taxpayers' League "By Mrs. Frank G. Hammond, Pres." Wants Order Cut Fred Bauschmann, proprietor of a Scranton turkish bath establishment. yesterday petitioned court to reduce the amount of a support order issued against him in which he is directed to pay his wife and child $50 per month. His income has been reduced since the order was made last March, he informed the court. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for today. Attorney Everett Rosser represents the petitioner. Fellow townsmen! we give you ftelfe Before deciding on i$itV we visited many well known breweries, tasted and enjoyed many fine beers, but P'ltVa is our choice. We believe that SCRANTON r will support our carefully made decision QPITZER a CO. 232 Mifflin Ave.Phone 2 - 3441 Sole Wholesale Distributors for Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties Special Police Project Likely Men Would Be Assigned To Check "Stop" Sign Violators in City ' A work relief project calling for the employment of scores of special or re serve police officers who would be assigned to special traffic duty with a view to cutting down violations of the "stop" sign regulations is to be proposed to city officials by representatives of the Work Progress Administration, it was reported yesterday. The plan has been adopted in Al - lentown and Bethlehem, it is under stood, and the work relief authorities are said to believe that a number of men now eligible to relief could be given employment under such a project here. Martin Cooney, personnsl d!rp - or of the local WPA offices, visited City Hall yesterday, but officials tnere iar declined to say whether or not he had discussed the project In question. In substance, the scheme would be to assign men to the more important street intersections where "stop" signs are now installed. They would remain on duty there throughout the day, checking the license numbers of cars which fail to come to a halt, i Under the procedure adopted la Allentown and Bethlehem, it is understood .letters are then sent to the offending motorists, advising them of the violation. Records are kept of these violations, and after a driver has been checked three times, a war. rant is issued for his arrest. SPEAKING CLASS MEETS The speaking class of the Younj Men's Democratic Club met last night at Judge Hoban's headquarters, Adams Avenue. New members were instructed in public speaking. Dancing Every Night at the Villa Charles, Mt PoCOnO. Adv. (Political Adv.) 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