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. .1-!. TENTH PAGE SUNBURY DAILY ITEM. SUNBURY, PENNSYLVANIA. TUESDAY. JANUARY 31. 1989. 'Bon'tlh Warns Fuehrer Hails Six-Year Rise of Nazism as Rescuing Europe From Shackles Of Communism. Berlin, Jan.: ar (AP). Adolf Hitler Mon. warned western powers against interfering "in matters concerning us alone with the purpose of preventing natural and sensible solutions." ' He declared to a swollen Reichstag that Germany, in establishing the "right of self determination" in Austria and Czecho-Slova-kia, had "only defended itself against the attempts of interfering third parties," and added: "I need not assure you that In the future also we shall tolerate no attempts at interference in matters concerning us alone with the purpose of preventing natural and sensible solutions." In his address, in clebraticM of the sixth anniversary of Nzi rule, Hitler launched a bitter attack on Bolshevism and hailed the success of Insurgent in Spain as another "valiant defeat ol the newei. universal attempt to destroy the European cultured world." He started speaking promptly at 8 p. m. (2 p. m. EST) in an address to the Greater German Reichstag celebrating the sixth anniversary of Nazi rule. The Fuehrer declared before Germany's greatest Reichstag that if the Reich in 1933 had sunk into Bolshevik chaos, the whole western world would have been submerged in a crisis of dimensions surpassing human imagination. "Only the most narrow minded islanders can imagine to themselves that the Red pest would have halted before the sanctity of Democratic ideas or at the frontiers of disinterested states," he said. He continued: "With Mussolini the salvation of Europe began at one end. National Socialism continued this work of salvation at the other end and in these days we are witnessing in another country the same spectacle: The valiant defeat of the newest universal attempt to destroy European cultured world. Hitler's reference was to Spain. "On January 30, 1933, 1 entered the Wilhelmstrasse filled with deepest anxiety about the future of my country. "Today. six years .later, I am able to speak to the first Reichstag of greater Germany. "Indeed, we more perhaps than another generation may gauge the devotional sense of the pronouncement 'what a change by God's dispensation' six Tears suffice to fulfill the dreams of centuries, one year to give.our people the joy of that unity which many generations longed for in vain" Hitler, standing las usual in the front seat of his car. drove at moderate speed : between cheering thousands standing' behind the Nart nartv formations : Hitler began reviewing his mo mentous foreign successes of last year which brought Austria and the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia into greater Germany and thus in creased the size of this Reichstag, Referring to Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points, Hitler said, "among them was the elementary sentence about the self-determination of nations. As a matter of fact the Allies of that time (the World War) during the period which followed applied this principle when it could be taken advantage of for their egoistic purposes. "Thus the return of her colonial possessions is denied to Germany on the assertion that one cannot simply return the natives thereabout whom, of course, nobody had cared in 1918 to Germany against their will. "However, while thus posing as protectors of primitive negro tribes in the name of self-determination, the highly cultivated German people in 1918 were denied the general human right solemly ' promised them. "The clause on revision in the League of Nations constitution assumed only a platonic .meaning." "In January 1938 I took the final decision to obtain one way or another the right of self-determination for six and one-half million Germans in Austria." Hitler here recalled his conversations with Kurt Schuschnigg, last Chancellor of Austria before its annexation March 13, 1938, by Germany. . - He told how he met Schuschnigg at Berchtesgaden, of his Reichstag speech of last February 20 and of Schuschnigg's decision to commit a "flagrant breach'? of the loyal understanding achieved at Berchtesgaden. He told also of his order to certain army sections on Saturday. March 12, 1938, to. proceed to cross the frontier for the liberation of Austria, y The Fuehrer, went" on ' to ' describe what he called the rising of the people in Austria, the withdrawal of Schuschnigg, - the V request addressed to him to . give the order for the entry of the German troops into Austria to avoid unforeseeable Internal disorders, on) .4hAH ths) Anal (nnAimMUMi of Austria within greater Germany ' " All this, Hitler explained, "hap- sned at a truly breathless speed," "The faith in the rapidity, and reoarednes of th new German army was not disappointed; it was exceeded," he said, . ' MA HOLDS DANCE ' Many attended the dance held in the Dewart Community . Hall Saturday night under the auipices ef the Delaware Run FT A. Zarrl Orchestra furnished musk. terfere Powers GRAND JURORS CLIMAXPROBE INTO "MACING" Harrisburg, Jan. 31. U.R) Former Highways Secretary Roy E. Brownmiller came to the Dauphin court grand jury headquarters Mon. as the inquiry body resumed its probe of charges public workers were "maced" into contributing to the Democratic campaign chest. Others who appeared before the grand 1ury today were Miss Alice Haskin, Pottsville. secretary to Samuel Marshall, chief engineer of the State Turnpike Commission and A. E. Keeley. assistant engineer of the Highways Department Marshall formerly was chief engineer of the Highway Department The jury, it was understood, is about ready to make presentments to the January grand 1ury for indictments in connection with the "macing" charges brought bv Dis-t trict Attorney Carl B. Shelley. Vhe 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans inquiring into the affairs of the Earle administration since Dec. 15 lost their power to indict early this month. Other developments over the week-end: 1. Prospects of another grand jury in Luzerne odunty investigating charges of payroll padding in the highways department. District Attorney Leon Schwartz, of Wilkes-Barre conferred with authorities at Harrisburg. 2. With the promise of full cooperation from the James administration." Shelley conferred with Attorney. General Claude T. Reno relative to financial and motor police assistance in the Dauphin county investigation. 3. U. S. Sen. James H. Hughes, D. . Del., chairman of a Senate committee considering President Roosevelt's nomination of Harry E. Kalodner. Philadelphia, as U. S. district judge in Eastprn Pennsylvania, invited Shellev to testify relative to the charges against Kalodner. Kalodner. close associate of former Governor George H. Earle was one of the 14 men named in Shellev'se petition for nn investigation The U. S. Senate group wants to know Kalodner r connection with the charges. The grand jury has devoted several weeks to a studv of the "macing" charges and many witnesses have been called. Last week Judge Paul N. Schaeffer ordered employes of the Democratic Slate Committee to submit books of the committee, as reauested bv Shelley, or face jail sentences for contempt Data from those boiks was prepared over the week-end for studv bv the jury today. Thus far the inquiry has resulted in on presentment on blackmail charges and Democratic State Chairman , David L. Lawrence, former commonwealth secretary, was indicted on five counti. He posted $11,000 bail for trial in March. . MAN BITTEN BY RABID DOG Philadelphia, Jan. 31, (U.R) Pennsylvania Motor Police broadcast a warning today to a man who was bitten by a dog at Exton, Pa., Jan. 24. It developed subsequently that the dog had rabies . Police said they were advised by Larry Polite, operator of the Exton Dairy Grill, that two men stopped at his place of business last Tuesday and began playing with his dog. One of the men. police saict, was bitten on the hand. The men, police reported, were traveling in a sedan bearing a New Jersey license, the number ol which is not known. MaryM. Packer Hospital Patient News Round-Up Miss Rosemary Duprey, 154 Arch street, and Joanne Edkins, , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dew ey Edkins, Muncy R. D. 3, had their tonsiis removed at Mary M. Packer hospital. Miss Dunrev had her tonsils removed Saturday afternoon and Miss Edkins this morning. Both remains patients ana are reported good. Admitted for medical treatment were: James N. Payne, Frank Anderson, both of this city. Discharged were: Delmar Martz, Clifford Martz, Albert wetzeL all of this city: Grace Mc Carty, of the Orphanage, and ueorge Kevin, Danville. 1 EX-COUNCILMAN DIES C. Arthur PurseL 76, who some years ago was elected to Berwick town council on the "Coca Cola" ticket died at Harrisburg State nospital Sunday of complicate uons. He was one of the best known residents of Bloomsburg ior many years after retiring from farming. Surviving are a son, five brothers and two sisters. MILTON TO HONOR DAVIS Major E. L. Davis. Berwick, re cently retired from command of the Third Battalion, 109th Infant ry, will be guest of enlisted men of Company L. Pennsylvania National Guard, at a banquet in his honor Tuesday evening at Milton. Coaster, Pedestrians Injured In Accidents Ice and snow caused the usual number of accidents ia Sunbury over the week end. Frank Anderson of 240 Walnut street broke his left ankle when he slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk. Hanni Gleason, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gleason, 430 North Seventh street, fractured her right wrist when she fell from her sled while coasting. Miss Mary Derr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Derr, Sunbury R. D. 2; injured her right knee when she, fell while walking near her home.. No bones were broken. All were x-rayed and treated at the Mary M. Packer hospital. REUEFlLL IN CONFERENCE - Washington, Jan. 31. (U.PJ The House today sent the $725,000,000 relief appropriation bill to conference with the senate. Although both houses agreed on the lowered appropriation in preference to President Roosevelt's $875,000,000, differences between the two houses on minor amendments, must be ironed out. The Senate changed a House provision banning politics in the Works Progress Administration struck out a House amendment pjrohibiting employment of aliens, and another House provision limiting wage differentials to 25 per cent. OFFICER COWS KNIFE WIELDER Nick Mariana, 222 South Vine street, Shamokin. is held f or ' a hearing following his arrest Saturday night by Constable Walter Rhoads, of Shamokin, whom he allegedly tried to stab with a long stilletto. Mariana had been arrested by Rhoads after disorders at his home. Members of the man's family said he had abused them and that they feared for their lives. Rhoads was taking Bariana to City Hall in his car when the man drew a stilletto and made a lunge toward him. The constable deflected the weapon and i after disarming his prisoner drew his black jack and beat him into submission. ,A charge of murderous assault was laid against Mariano before Justice W. D. Culton and th? ma? was lodged in the borough lockup. SHS Seniors Invited To Rotary Lecture Series Senior class of Sunbury High School, composed of 256 boys and girls, has been invited by the Rotary Club to attend the remaining lectures of the Institute of In ternational Understanding, being sponsored in the high school building each Tuesday evening at 8 o clock, Superintendent Ira S. Brinser stated today. Invitation was made possible through the cooperation of students, school officials and Rotar- 10ns. and each senior class mem ber received a ticket this afternoon for the remainder of the series. The students will occupy seats in the balcony that will be reserved especially for them. Driver's License Cards Cause Postoffice Rush Business at the Sunbury Post Office took a sudden jump over the week end as hundreds of applications for driver's licenses were re ceived and prepared for delivery, Postmaster John N. Zimmerman reported today. - While the rush this year was not any heavier than in former years when the applications were in the mail it kept local postal workers hustling. The Postmaster indicated all applications would be delivered by tomorrow. Officials had no count of the number recei ved here, but Indicated it was average with other years. City Teachers Resume . Duties After Illness Four City school teachers who were confined to their homes last week due to illness, have recover ed and reported to their duties Mon., Superintendent Ira S. Brin ser reported. The group included. Miss Grace Beck, Third ward principal; Miss r-veiyn toier, junior high; Miss Martha Fisher, Third ward; and Miss Helen Snyder, First ward. Mrs. Grace Rossiter Miller, teacher in the high school, was absent today because of illness. Garages Rushed As Car Inspection Period Ends Sunbury garagemen today re- DOrted a rush of hnsinpia paused by motorists endeavoring to have their cars inspected before the deadline tonight Various gar ages reported handling from 10 to 30 cars throughout the day. Police report that a check of cars on the highway indicate that fewer motorists this year had their cars inspected than during any previous period. However they have received orders to ones aU motorists driving cars which do not carry the approval stickers. Midnieht tonieht is the dead line after which all un-aoproved cars will be ruled off Pennsylvania nignwavs. AUDIT ACCOUNTS Four auditors from the Audit or General's Department have completed a check of all accounts and equipment of the State High' way Department in Union Coun ty. It is the first time a complete audit of the entire department has been made in Union County and after completing their task, the auditors reported that everything unde the jurisdiction of superintendent G. Donald Cook was in fine ihapev - NOTICED HINES IN COMPANY OF RACKET CHIEF Witness Says Tammany Leader And Dutch7' Schultz, Were Together Several Times in Gotham NightClub. New York, Jan. 31. (AP). A former Bight club bartender identified James J. Hines here at the Tammany leader's second trial on lottery conspiracy charges as a man he saw In the club with Arthur "Dutch Schultz" Flegen-heimer four or five times in 1933. The witness, Edward Severi, said Hines and Schultz. under world racketeer who later was slain, were together an hour or so on these occasions, and that he also had seen with them J. Richard "Dixie" Davis, the Schultz mob lawyer, - . . Hines, who k charged with conspiring to provide protection to the policy racket, heard several otner .witnesses, including Mrs, Gussie Silverman, owner of a Bronx stationery store repeat testimony given at his first trial. Mrs. Silverman said she operated a policy business in 1932 from a laundry she and her husband owned, and was forced by "Lulu" Rosenkranz, a Schultz henchman, to enter the combination. Rosenkranz was , killed with Schultz in Newark, N. J., in October, 1935. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey, prosecuting the case, masked his reaction to the suicide yesterday of George Weinberg, another Schultz henchman and one of the principal witnesses against Hines, as the trial resumed.1 Weinberg, who had pleaded guilty in the case-shot himself through the head yesterday in White Plains. He was to have testified this week for the state. News of Weinberg's death was withheld from the jury and neither. Dewey nor Lloyd Paul Stryker, chief defense counsel, would offex even a remote suggestion how tht trial would be affected by Weinberg's act. ' NIPPLOTTO REMOVE SIAM'S BOY MONARCH Bangkok, Siam, Jan. 31. AP. A plot to overthrow Siam's 13-year old King Amanda was nipped today with widespread arrests and "retirement" of more than 50 high army officers. One officer was killed by police when he attempted to evade arrest. Another committed suicide - The revolutionists were said to have planned to assassinate government leaders and restore An-anda's uncle, former King Prajadhipok, to the throne. Prajadhipok abdicated March 2, 1935, and Ananda became king. A regency was established to rule during his minority jand the bov continued his schoofhg in Switzerland. -'. ' : An official broadcast on discov ery of the plot was made today, a fortnight after Ananda sailed for Europe after his first visit here as Monarch. In Cairo, Egypt, a spokesman for former King Prajadhipok of Siam who is there, said the abdi cated monarch knew nothing of a pjot to return him to the Siamese throne. - Asked whether Prajadhipok would be willing to become king again, the spokesman said "that would depend on. whether ' the restoration were for the good of the country or otherwise." M. E. Comerf ord 111 In Florida Hospital M. E. Comerf ord, owner of Sunbury s two theatres, and also those in Northumberland, Selins- grove, Danville, Milton. Blooms burg and other towns and cities in Central and Eastern Pennsyl vania, is critically ill with pneu monia in the Jackson Memorial Hospital at Miami, Fla. He was moved to the hospital Sunday rxom tne JSverglagjesTlotel where he had been 411 f 6r several days. vx' Several years ago he was critically ill but he rallied and re gained good health. No word of his condition has been received at the Strand Mid Rialto theatres here. Two Kidnapers Are Sentenced To Death New York. Jan. 31. fll.P) JneanV, aacoaa ana .uemetnus uuia, con victed Kidnapers oi Arthur Fried. were- sentenced today to die in the electric chair durin? th ot March 6. The 27-year-old you- uis were cnargea wiin aDdUCUng tie White Plains contractor and later cremating his hnriv i-n furnace at Ukrainian Hall. " United States Court Begins Third Week After two weeks devoted to Criminal CaSeS. thp third uroolr svf January term of United States court opened at 2 o'clock Mon. afternoon before Judge Albert W. Johnson, at Lewisburg. The first case on the list for trial is that of Thomas E. Lark versus the Reading Railroad company. . . :.: The cause of the action In trespass is injuries suffered by Lark while engaged In his work as an emolove of the Reading r. the Rutherford yards at Harrisburg. and is brought under the federal employers' liability act Ashland Garage Owner Fatally Injured By Car a i c.UK 1 A4 Ashland garage nropri r and automobile dealer, died in the Asniand owhc Hospital at 11:40 o'clock Sunday night o' Internal hemorrhages, the result of having been squeezed between a car on which he was workinr and the side of his garage. The accident occurred Friday and the man suffered a fractured pelvis, several broken ribs and internal injuries. He was crushed Dcfon. 4Vin n,all nhen th car tn B5a". Ll.V . . some manner was set in motion while he was working on It Surviving are his wile and a son. AIRSVIEWSON WAR TROPHY A' man active In veterans' affairs since the war. today recalls, in a letter to The Daily Item, the circumstance surrounding gift to the city of the field piece in uam-eron Park, nearly seven, years after the close of the World War. Under the terms , of the armistice, the Germans were required to surrender nearly all their arms and ammunition. Many shiploads of field nieces, machine guns, etc., were brought to Arnerica, for dis tribution to communities which desired to have permanent war memorials. - At that time Captain Walter E. Drumheller. who had served over seas with the 28th Division, was mayor of the city. He also served three years as first commander of Milton Jarrett Norman Post. 201, American Legion. The veteran writes: "As I re member it, these field pieces were given to communities through the various veterans' societies. "Mayor Drumheller, then and now a member of the American Legion, was one of a committee of three from the post named to secure this relic. Through their efforts the gun was secured during 1925. "After it arrived in Sunbury, arrangements were made by the American Legion to have it re-oeaired and put in proper shape for display to the public. "The necessary repairs were made at the Susouehanna Silk Mills by mechanics, who also nainted the gun by camouflaging it, after which it was placed in Cameron Park,, "Later a committee of the American Legion appeared before the City Commission with a pro position to have the gun properly and suitably mounted, so that it would have a good appearance. "However, their mission was in vain. All they got was a promise. Later the city dads did build a stockade of iron pipe, and placed it about the gun. Still later this was removed, for which we were all very thankful. "Our city was very fortunate In securing a piece of so large a' calibre. Very few were issued of large calibre, and Sunbury was fortunate to get one of these. "I feel it should be retained, just where it is. However, it should be properly mounted, and given a more preventable appearance. This could be done at little cost. - "This gun, to me, should be considered a perment memorial. It can only be so when placed under the care of the community. Veterans' organizations pass out of existence when their members die, and the memorial could be taken care of only as long as the veterans live. "Let's leave the old gun where it is. I cannot see what objection there may be to having it remain." Swiss Bell Selections Feature Local Service Selections hv Mrs .Tnhti P Kauffman, Williamsport, formerly of this city, on Swiss bells, featured the Sunday evening worship service at at. jonn s Methodist church. Mrs. Kauffman was accompanied by Mrs. Delbert Glosser at the console of the church organ, and her sister, Mrs. John Hilbish, rendered a vocal chorus of each of the three selections she rendered. Mrs. Kauffman is an accomplished artist and has played in many churches and for various organizations in this section The entire service was featured with musical selections including a vocal solo by Miss Winifred Stine. The Young People's Society of the church was in charge of the program. 'diHotenftev. Newman Gives First Sermon At Rush Church Rev. F. W. Newman. Ramsev. N. J., elected pastor of the Rush Bap tist church, near Elysburg last wees: to succeed Kev.. josiah It Rhoads. resigned, preached his first sermon Sunday before a large congregation. , While Rev. Newman is going about his duties in the church, he will not move his family to the parsonage at Elysburg for several more weeks.- : JUNIATA MAN INJURED W. E. Whitsel, Mifflintown, suf fered head and shoulder injuries when an automobile driven by his son Kenneth, 24, skidded on the Denholm road and crashed into the machine of F. R. Painter, of Clarion county. Painter's car overturned at the side of the road. MARK COMMUNION Holy Communion was observed Sunday in Evangelical Congregational church in charge of Rev, L. M. Huff, pastor. One hundred and twenty-four persons partook. the largest number since tne ar rival of Rev. Huff, nearly a year ago. - GUEST PREACHER Rev. O. C Miller, superintendent of the Methodist Home for Children tn Mechanicsburg, was guest preacher at St John's Methodist church Sunday morning during the absence of Rev. C F. Berkheimcr, pastor. Dr. Allen C Shue, this city, Sunbury district superintendent of the denomina tion, was in charge of the service. JAMES CHECKS FEDERAL WORKS PROGRAM FUND Governor Anxious To Set If Some Adjustment In State's Share is Possible Hopes Politics Will Be Out! .Harrisburg, Jan. 31. (U.R) Gov. Arthur H. James said today he is anxious to determine the basis on which federal works program funds are distributed among the states and see if some adjustment in Pennsylvania's share is possible. . "The situation In this large Industrial state,!' he said, "is vastly different than that in other states which are dependent largely on agriculture for livelihood. "It is unfair to base the amount each state shall receive Pn cold unemployment figures. In Pennsylvania, for example, when the mills shut down in our great industrial centers these people cannot support themselves for anjr length of time. What can a worker in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, or in the anthracite fields do when his mill closes? "It would be different if he could support himself for a lime through a farm or even a small truck patch such as is possible in states like Texas, or in the south and middles west." James, said he was hopeful that politics could be completely forgotten both in Washington and in Harrisburg in dealing with the relief problem. "We are not giving the fellow who needs this help a decent break," he added, "if we think of politics in . handling the relief problem." i Harrisburg, Jan. 31. (U.R) Gov. Arthur H. James toaay took issue today with State Treasurer F. Clair Foss' denial that the Earle administration left the commonwealth's general fund "bare as old Mother Hubbard's cubboard." In his message on the state's fi nancial condition last week, James said only $200,000 was left in the furtd for relief and other purposes He pointed out today that incoming taxes to end of the present fiscal biennium May1 31, described by Ross-as Pennsylvania's heav iest collection period, were "taken into consideration. "Those taxes, James said, "will be used to pay the $60,000,000 tax anticipation note iissue and school subsidies which will fall due." Ross, in his reply to James' ra dio message, contended the gover nor did not take into consideration those taxes which will be collected within the next four montns. , -i ... ..... , -, ;. . I Harrisburg, Jan. 31. (U.PJ Gov. Arthur H. James disclosed today he had ordered all salaries in the Public Utility Commission held up until the rate fixing board sub mits a budget which be can ap prove. The order James said was in the form of written notice to Auditor General Warren R. Roberts, who apparently is bound by the ad ministrative code not to authorize pay checks due tomorrow to any commissioner or employe of the P. U. C. James said several weeks ago that the commission's budget fo the current 6-month period, which he found still in the budget secre tary's office day after his inaugur ation, listed increased payrolls ol more than $200,000. It was believed this increase was due primarily to the transfer of Democratic jobholders from departments under the governors control. The P. U. C, has four Democratic appointees and there is one vacancy. The transters were made since the Nov. 8 election,; when Democratic state-wide candidates were defeated. James apparently is determined to pare the P. U. C, estimated budget of $699,570 for the current six months down to that for the last . six-month, period ol $493,675. , Asked if he had made any decision on proposals to increase the membership of the cpmmission to seven which would give Republicans a 4 to 3 majority after May when Commissioner Donald M. Livingston's term expires James said the question was still under consideration. Miss Allie Kester, WCTU ; Leader, Dies At Millville Miss Allie Kester, 83, Millville, for 60 years a promoter of W. C. T. U. activities in Columbia county, and one of the best known members of the organization in Central Pennsylvaniav died at her home Saturday of a complication. -A former school teacher she was also active in Sunday School work for many years. 1 Her only survivors are nieces and nephews, among them R. E. Kester, 341 Chestnut street, city businessman, and Raymond Kester Danville. Funeral services will be held at her home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. SISTER INJURED Miss Belle Brown of Lewisburg R. D., is confined to her bed with. a spine injury received over tne week-end. She is a sister of Solomon D. Brown, who has been confined to his bed, but is improving. HOLD FESTITAL Successful indoor festival was held at the Rockefeller Grange Hall Saturday evening by Grange members. . Entertainment was provided and- delicious refreshments were served. Proceeds will be used for the benefit of the order. . j I YOUTH LOCATED Elwood Scott, 13, of 201 North Fourth street, was reported among the missing Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock. An hour later the boy was located at the Strand theatre unaware of the alarm he had caused. Kankakee BUzzarl Noteih Brief m Chicago, HI, Jan.. 31. (AP) Al Mayer, veteran ednor on the Kankakee Republican-News,: reported the blizzard condition in Kankakee today in a telegram to the Associated Press as follows: ' "Things is bad. Schools closed, pedestrians walking streets. Five foot drifts, even snow plows stalled. Bob sleds do taxi business. Traffic lights working, but no traffic. Some businesses didn't even open. "To cold to fish." , WILLlSTO SCHOOL PLANS WITH JAMES Harrisburg,. Jan: 3L (AP). Pennsylvania's chief construction officer and its PWA administrator today hoped to discuss with Governor Arthur H.. James this week his objections to the $93,-000.000 Thompson school building .program. : '. , . The Governor told a press conference last week he understood the program would involve deeding property to the federal government 1 , "I wouldn't recommend that the state school system be mortgaged to the federal government," he said. , " . v Otherwise, Governor James remarked, he would be "happy" to receive federal, money for school-building. . - The future of the school building program also has been clouded by immediate lack of federal funds. Col. Augustine S. Janeway, di-recter of the General State Authority, and state PWA Administrator G. Douglas Andrews said they would like to confer with the Governor to obtain a more detail-ec picture of his views on the program. ' . The State Authority' approved more than 700 school construction and Improvement projects last fall and submited them to PWA headquarters in Washington before the deadline for applications under the last congressional appropriation. Andrews also approved the applications. No money was allocated,-, however, and the program awaits a, new . congressional PWA appropriation. Governor James could junk the entire proposal by withdrawing state approval, or refusing an allocation under the federal government's terms. A bill, introduced in the 1933 special session of the legislature by Senator E. J. Thompson called for expenditure of $56,000,000 state funds for the school program. The PWA applications were for grants of $37,000,000. Andrews said an allocation was not made, under the last WPA appropriation because "the State Authority couldn't show :t that time that they could finance 55 per cent of the program." "Now, however, those applica tions ought to be in a pretty strong position," he said. No Conflict Between Beer Stands And Students Here Sunbury school officials have experienced no troublerwith, students frequenting taprooms, as has been rather common in some communities: Superintendent Ira S. Brinser stated today. ' School boards in several cities throughout the state, including Harrisburg and Williamsport have passed resolutions asking: school boards to join in a fight against beer and Kauor dispensing places near schools and churches, or other areas frequented by -children on their way to and from school. Superintendent Brifuier along with Joseph L, Ray. president 'of the board, stated that no complaints have been' received .and thus no action will be taken 'lo cally. ','..-,.-.: .-i-..----- :.-.'. It was pointed out that according to the present state law. no beer or liauor stands are allowed within 300 feet, of a school Anna Rebekah Lodge To Greet Assembly Officers Plans for the reception, of assembly officers who will be in this city Saturday night were made at the regulaf .meeting of the Anna Rebekah Lodge jno. do. m the Odd Fellows Temple, on So. Fourth Street. Saturday night The officers will also attend the meetings at Lewisburg Thursday evening, and at Berwick Friday afternoon and evening.; . A special session is being arranged and al) local members are , asked to attend. . , : Routine business was transacted and one new member received, after which A social hour was en joyed. Mrs. Theora Ritter. of Lewisburg. was a guest at the ses sion. - COUNTY JAIL NEWS Commitments: John Woods, no address, and John McAndrews. of Catawissa, 30 days.. drunken and disorderly conduct and panhandling; Thomas Lavito, no address 25 days, disorderly conduct malicious mischief: Clarence Zimmerman, Shampkin. two days, motor violation: Anthony Czinskt-Mount Camel, five days, drunken and disorderly conduct: Robert Blough, Selinsgrove. three days motor violation; Frank Blough. Jr.. . Sunbury. ; court defrauding ' relief board. Releases: Aquelina' Ferrez. Mt. CanneL' five days, trespassing; Mike Gannon. Williamsport 15 days, ' disorderly conduct; Joe McTigh. Shamokin. five days, trespassing; . Edward Volinskt Ranshaw. 30 days, drunken and disorderly conduct ' UNDER QUARANTINE New cases of chicken pox reported to Health Officer Carl In-krote: . Janet Shultz, 6, of' 209 North Fourth street; Evelyn Basking, 6, of the Hoffman House, and Janice Hoover, 6, of 34 arth. Third street FULL PANE OF GRAND JURORS REPORTiLAUDED All 24 Jurors Summoned Appear Today And Win Court Praise Act On Three Cases During Morning. Grand jury history was made here today when the entire panel of 24 for the February terra of criminal court reported for duty yesterday and Judge C. K. ' Morganroth was loud in his praise of the unprecedented turnout in his charge to the jury. "This is an exceptionally fine V grand jury' declared the court, "and the fact that you are all here Indicates that vou are all sturdy-and robust citizens. I am particularly pleased by the fact that today's inclement weather didn't keep you from your duty in this court." Usually there are jurors obsent due to illness or business reasons, it was pointed out and this is the Art time in many years that there : has been a 100 per cent turnout of the grand jury panel. v : f Samuel E.. Reiger. farmer, of Jackson Township, was chosen" foreman of the jury. '. - To eliminate the possibility of ties in the grand jury polling, the court agreed to dismiss Michael Yonkovich. grocer, of Shamokin. who had asked to be excused if s-possible although he was on hand ready to serve if necessprv. After the charge, the remaining 23 retired to the grand jury room on the third, floor to deliberate. Getting off to a late start the jury acted on only three cases before the noon recess, including: True bill found in the case of Paul and Robert Naylor. of Sha- -mokin R. D. 2. for robbery. They are chargd with stealing on overcoat worth $25. a set of auto keys and $1.50 in cash from, Joseph Hanrahan. in a holdup December 25. Harold Wolfe, of Steeltbn. was indicted on a statutory charge, on oath of a Sunbury girL A true bill was returned against Robert Borkoskt of Dornsif e R. D. for assault and battery and as- , saut with intent to kill, on oath of his . son. Joseph R. Borkoski. The jury ignored a third count of aggravated assault and battery. The defendant is charged witft wielding a double-bitted axe against his son. According to sc note by Justice of the Peace Rich ard Hilbush. accompanying the transcript ir. the case, the elder Borkoski previously threatened tha lives of his children and at th time of his arrest all of his chil-dred fled to a neighbor's home in fear of their lives. ' Directors Entertained At Dinner In Dalmatiai Teachers and school bus drivers of Lower Mahanoy and Jordan townships high schools entertain- -ed the school directors of the two districts at a dinner Saturday ev ening in the Lower Mahanoy high school building at Dalmatia. The speakers were Assistant County Superintendent John B.. Boyer, County Vocational Supervisor Deri Hess, and State Motor ; Policeman O'Day of the Shamokin barracks. There were nearly 40 in attendance and the event was a. delightful success. , 3 TALL CEDARS MEET Sunbury and Shamokin Tall Cedars of Lebanon joined in a largely attended meeting at Pax-inos Fridav evening. Grand Tall Cedar A. A. Anderson, of Sun- T bury Forest, 65, was one of the i speakers. Sbarmela Forest fixed February 14 for a Ladies' Night celebration and April 14 for the anniversary ceremonial. The Shamokin members will join with the Sunbury F6rest in staging a big district ceremonial here in March. NEW ARMY COMMANDANT Captain Elmer Worthy of Tyr- one has been named commandant . of the. Salvation Army barracks -at Mt. Carmel to succeed Lieutenant Verna Blaine transferred to Tamaqua. Coming with Captain Worthy to Mt. Carmel will be -Lieutenant Arnold Covey, now an assistant at Tyrone. : DISTINGUISHED KIN DD2S Prof. Will S. Monroe. 76, a member of the United States Peace Inquiry Commission under President Wilson in 1918. who died Sunday at Burlington, Vt, was a brother of Harry H. Monroe, Hunlock Creek and Helen M. Holloway. Berwick. He was a voluminous writer on history and psychology. JURIST DIES , Philadelphia, Jan 31. (UP). Judge William M. Lewis, 54, Jewish leader and for 16 years a member of the municipal court here, died in his sleep today after a brief illness. Judge Williams was national chairman of . the United Palestine appeal, a former grand master of the Independent Order of Brith Sholm, a director of the Federation of Jewish Charities and a "member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar. Associations. ' ADDITIONAL NORRY NEWS. i Re?. Mumey:To Speak V At Special Semcfi Rev. S. S. Mumey, retired Evangelical minister . will be tha guest speaker Wednesday Eight when the evangelistic service are continued in Trinity EvangeHcali I church. Speda 1 music will btV rendered by the Men's Choru. Thursday evening at the senrtoi Rev. C. E. Keaf er, pastor, Will ( show pictures on The life of i Christ Prior to the service, the i Mixed Bible Class will hold a tu reen supper at 6 o'clock, .

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