The Evening News from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1937 · Page 13
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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R. R. News Magazine Comics Section 2 , Sports Section Finance 2 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION HARRISBURG, PENNA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1937 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION Sunbury Market House Bui Fire S lding End Testimony on Dispute Over Canal Hearing of testimony ended be fore Judge Fox in the Dauphin County Court today in the State's suit to obtain title to the canal be tween Easton and Bristol, now the property of the Delaware Division Canal CnmDanv. The State demands that the company eitner restore me canal to its navigable condition as provided in its charter, or oeea it to the State. The canal company claims that the State is not entitled to a hearing in court until it returns the waterway to the company in the same condi tion in which tne Mate acquired it in 1931 by virtue of an act of the Legislature. The act was declared unconstitutional in 1936, and the property reverted back to the com pany. Meanwnue, tne company charges, the State had lowered a number of. bridges across the canal, which would make navigation im possible. 3 BIG SHIPPERS FAVOR INCREASE From Page One WITNESS SAYS TAX NO LONGER ADDED TO PRICE The State floor tax on liquor that was in the Pennsylvania warehouses of distillers at the time , prohibition was repealed in 1933 has not been passed on to the consumer since March 16, 1936, it was revealed today in the Dauphin l County Court, where a jury is hearing the State's suit to collect nearly $2,000,000 in floor tax from the A. Overholt and Company, Inc. The information was elicited by i Attorney General Charles J. Mar- giotti from D. K. Weiskopf, vice-president of the National Distillers' Products Corporation, of which the Overholt is a subsidiary, who was on the witness stand today on cross-examination. Prior to March 16, 1936, Weiskopf admitted, the $2 floor tax was added to the gallon price of, liquor sold to the Mate, but wnen the State, admittedly one of the largest purchasers ot liquor in tne Country, refused to Duy tneir proa ucts on March 16. 1936. the dis tillers agreed to sell the State liquor without adding the tax to the price. Otherwise Weiskopf admitted that liquor is being sold to the State at this time basically on the same terms as those entered into in November, 1933, at the suggestion of former Attorney General William A. Schnader. The case may go to the higher courts and may find its way to the United States Supreme Court, it was indicated by Attorney General Margiotti during the trial today. There appeared little likelihood of the case being submitted today to the jury, which had been sitting for nearly three weeks. Facts Same Meanwhile, it became known today that similar suits by the State against Joseph S. Finch and Company and the Schenley Distilleries Corporation will not be tried by jury, as previously piannea. counsel for the Schenley firm, which is also the parent firm of the Finch company, agreed that the facts and decisions in the Overholt case apply likewise to the suits against the Schenley and Finch. The jury trial is only a part of the legal process in which the State seeks to compel the distillers Car Runs Up OU LaWU pay an jx uie iiuui tA, uisicau ui having the tax passed on to the consumer. When the jury's work ' is finished, argument will be presented to the court on December 20 on constitutional questions raised and on questions of validity of the contract in which the State agreed in 1933 to buy all of the liquor in Pennsylvania warehouses at that time on the condition that the distillers absorb the floor tax. Additional testimony was to be presented this afternoon on the gallonage purchased by the State uuff,. ... j- .. . lODserve irom w msuners in question ana tne prices paid lor the products before and after March 16, 1936. Turkey Day Dessert! business conditions. He pointed out that the increases would provide $1,397,578 a year in addi tional revenues to the sixteen rail roads. He added that the commission should authorize that the inreases- be made on short notice, so that . corresponding freight rates may be in effect on both intrastate and interstate traffic. Steel Shippers Appearing for the steel shippers were John A. Coakley, general traffic manager of the United States Steel subsidiaries: H. C. Crawford, general traffic manager for Bethlehem, and H. E. Graham, who holds a similar post in tne Jones and Laughlin organization. Said Coakley: "I urge the commission to lake early and favorable action on this request. There is considerable confusion bound to result from the differential in rates. And the basis for the request for an increase is a reasonable one. "If shippers are to have ade quate transportation, the railroads must have some relief, especially in view of their increased costs," Coakley added, "and it is our judgment that the increase is justified and reasonable." Of Church; Nab Driver Charles Bank's, C4, Negro, Edge-mont, was arrested by city police this morning after his automobile is alleged to have collided with another car and damaged shrubbery and the lawn at Sixth Street United Brethren Church, Sixth and Seneca streets. He was held under $500 bail pending a hearing in police court. Police, who seized Banks at Sixth and Curtin streets, reported his car struck a car operated by James rravitz, 2546 Lexington street, who I lAV-N-.U : C?aSI Mill ill 1 -3 S Sf IT 11S I n l XS VT I m ' WAW Zy Mil C mL . V l . mtt mm I n m. f v s v y y:f. ' . mm rMi IS ymm m i JT'Iim&iS- MW MX he - 2m& . nrwnr sir H I X y Y:,Yfil4'W "wwHii w... l IA II! I ccV'' a Tur DTr rAiir ?m m i IS S M'l A IACT ...VVI till I nnitti . tACITIWft V y ill I y, - . Ti; I I I I E W fWMv6 . . i Contributed by Charlei Reynold! I FORD WORKERS Barks of Pet Dog Result CRASH PICKET LINES IN AUTOS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24. Automo biles loaded with none-striking workers smashed through the picket lines of the United Automobile Workers today and entered the assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company. Pickets showered the machines with stones and the tinkle of broken glass sounded above their shouts and jeers. Thirty policemen, supervising picket lines of more than 10,000 men, waded in with 'adjoining properties , in the heart In Rescue of Couple After Flames Almost Trap Them SUNBURY, Nov. 24. A $12,000 fire swept the northeast corner of the Sunbury Market House early yesterday morning, and ruined two business establishments, after the barks of a pet dog saved four persons asleep in an apartment, ihree others were made homeless by the blaze. ' ' Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and two children were aroused from sleep by their dog, while flames licked the walls of their apartment. Mr. and Mrs. .bred Wagner and- S. R. House were also rescued from the blaze. The fire was discovered by a passerby, who turned in an alarm, and through heroic efforts of the volunteer fire department, many night sticks and arrested twelve of the rock throwers for disturbing the peace. Some of the machines, after depositing their loads of workers inside the plant, raced out again, after more non-strikers, forcing pickets to scatter in front of them. One automobile was stopped. A Policeman sprained a leg prevent W, G, T, U, WILL FIGHT LICENSES NEAR CHURCHES of the city's business section were. saved. i ffio Ann , 1 I was made after a careful check.! lost all their personal belongings,! As a part of their to as did House. Equipment in a!uUaw the liquor traffic in Dauphin fish market belonging to House ! County by 1940," the executive board and a sheet metal shop of W. H.jof the Dauphin County W. C. T. U., Wert was entirely lost. The cause ;at a soecial meetine this morning. ing the pickets from turning it of the fire was attributed to defec-jdecide(j to protest the issuance of over. tive wiring by firemen. L.vt ,,. 1if,ns tn hppr and The outbreak of violence came at i;,. ,m , . . ,i uuuui tOiauilniii.uio uvea vwuituvj nic iu iiwui vi hic ouinc -i:u HI B Bill rI mil' J l l. ii.. ,,i mobile Workers, an affiliate of the Committee for Industrial Organiza tion, last night. The day shift had' been scheduled to report at 7 a. m. ; (8 a. m. Eastern Standard Time) after a smaller shift to put the PLANS MADE FOR EXAMINING 4Q00 plant in order for the day's work From Page One had managed to get through thejinations to held in the same lin?,1at 5 a: m- , . cities as those in which will be Fifteen minutes before seven thejconducted the niental tests. first car raced around a corner and . Xhe central board will formulate hnfA nnwn on tho nirkpr. Imp. Tno t m . . . i.; i strikers iumned aside to avoid be! i 2!".. A. S1. "3, a"!Steelton. Middletown, Hurnmelstown, ; ,,4, tu . ,:ue,."'"m euigiunny ui. me Penbrook and three Mrs. J. J. Moore, president of the organization, reported that representatives plan to lodge the protests before the Liquor Control Board next month. She also said that petitions, to be signed by persons living near the drinking places, will be dis tributed. Presidents of the ten local units in the county W. C. T. U. attended the meetine this morning. The ten units are: Millersburg, Hershey, applicants. The actual examina Hons will be conducted by the aux iliary boards. The central board after receiving the grading of written and oral tests, will list the applicants in the order of their marks. The final listing will be done by the central board after receiving the physical test reports. Commissioner Foote will then en roll the eligible men in the Motor Police Training School for student recruits. The examinations, if not conv pleted on December 4, will be re PLANS OFFERED FOR TRAFFIC From Page One the Forum grounds be made a alleges 'the accused man's failure to permanent, painted form on stand- a "stop" sign at the inter- aras as jiign as tnose usea Dy me Union Services The Trinity, Westminster and Covenant Presbyterian Churches will hold a union Thanksgiving service at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Covenant Church, with the Rev. Harold McMillan, pastor at Trinity, preaching. The singing will be led by the Knights of the Round Table, newly-organized young people's singing group. i - Weather Report Forecasts Till 7.30 P. M., Friday HARRISBURG AND VICINITY, also EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Fair and warmer tonight; Thursday, mostly cloudy and warmer, followed by occasional rain Thursday night and Friday. Lowest temperature tonight for Harrisburg about 30 degrees. SHIPPERS' FORECASTS Protect shipments during the next twenty-four to thirty-six hours from temperatures as follows: North and west, 26 to 30 degrees; east and south, 30 to 32 degrees. RIVER River stages will fall slowly. A stage of about 4.9 feet may De expected lor Harrisburg Thurs day morning. Weather Conditions A vast high pressure area is central over Virginia, 30.68 inches at section was responsible for the accident. Following the collision, the Banks car is alleged to have jumped the curb at the church, where it ran over the lawn and into shrubbery. Banks was seized after a flat tire caused the car to stop. Miss Helene Hamilton Bride of R. H. Beckley The wedding of Robert H. Beck-ley, son of Mrs. Charles H. Beck-ley, of Harrisburg. and Miss Helene Audrey Hamilton, formerly of Philadelphia, was performed at the Beckley residence at 404 North street this morning. The Rev. Harold G. McMillan officiated. The bride was attended bv her sister, Mrs. William McNitt of Newport, and was given in marriage bv Dr. William McNitt. The bride groom was attended by William McLaughlin. The bride wore a blue velvet gown, with a blue velvet turban with, a net crown and veil. She earned gardenias. Mr. and Mrs. Beckley left immediately after the ceremony for Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Moretz Spent $10i3 In Election Campaign Clarence D. Moretz. Democrat un successful candidate for City Council, spent $1043.71 in his campaign prior to tne general election, according to his report filed todav with the Countv Elections RnarH He nnntrih. Lynchburg with steep barometric juted $575 to the Democratic County gradient toward low Pressure, cen- Committee and the remniniW was tral north of Montana, 29.62 inches spent for advertising, at Medicine Hat Other expense accounts filed are: Light rains have fallen over the John F. Morgenthaler, Democrat, northern Rockies and the Pacific j unsuccessful candidate for city con-States. Elsewhere over our Coun-,troller, $268.67, with $195 contributed try, mostly fair weather is occurring. ito the Democratic committee; Eugene iciiiciaiuic is imuy Huuve ireez-, filler, JKepuDIican, successful can ing over tne Kocxies ana freezing or didafe to the office, $534.50, with ouiiicwwav un i uwtuirmg soum- $suu contributed to the Republican uvci u,c rauiai3oiW1 v aney un;ounty committee; Dr. Howard E. the north portions of the Gulf States MiUiken, Republican, reelected coro- city police; that policing, particularly on the north side of Walnut street from the end of the Forum driveway to Commonwealth avenue, start at 6 p. m. on concert nights, . and that concert patrons using taxicabs have the exact fare ready if at air possible. Lynam said some confusion resulted Monday evening with two sets of parking signs along the Forum grounds, the city standards allowing parking for ah hour and the State signs forbidding it. He also said some cars parked in the area between 6 o'clock and the time of policing of streets leading! to the Forum began, and that these cars presented an obstacle to 100 per cent, efficiency. The deputy secretary also pointed out some delays had been caused by taxicab patrons waiting for change after alighting from the cabs. While State officials were ne-thusiastic atout the plan, all admitted it had not been given a severe test on Monday evening as tht weather was not inclement. "Many of the persons who drove to the Forum alighted from their cars at other places instead of waiting until they reached the THANKSGIVING FEASTS PLANNED From Page One began here today with the depart ure of several thousand out-of inmn OfnA fTY r) rran -fM f Knit j.-., oa.u. i'vCjnomes ate this afternoon. Capitol to wait until some night its ram- Hill will be closed from this after. ing or snowing and everybody noon until Monday. City Hall, the wants to reach that shelter 'before Courthouse, Federal offices, schools, .v.uB ui i.aio lu ucteiniuie hanta hneinoea hmisec. industries ing run down, and the car entered the plant. A few seconds later came another car, then another. They were going so fast it was impossible to "ascertain anything more than that they were fully loaded. Soon the pickets recovered from their surprise and the next cars were showered with stones. Among those arrested was Nor man Smith, 38, a CIO organizer assigned to the automobile workers, who was beaten recently in Mem phis m connection with his efforts to organize Ford workers there. While the cars were smashing thel,,,. n,u c . , , , . . jOUJUCU 1CI.C1UUC1 II. (jiuivl-u mies a nuniuer oi non-siri-kers attempted to enter on foot. Fist fights broke out up and down the line, but they were halted speedily by police and one of the fighters was arrested. The strike was ordered by Del-mond Garst, regional director of the United Automobile Workers. on the basis of authority voted bv the union some time aeo, uarst said the strike was ordered because the Ford Company had re fused to consider the complaints of the Union's Grievance Committee, and had declined to rehire members of the shop committee and the officers of Ford Local No. 25, who were discharged last month. just how well the new plan solves the problem." Guest at Dinner Party Mr., and Mrs. Parker Haar. 1418 State street, entertained at a dinner party in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Beck, on Tuesday evening, to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Yineer. Mr. ana Mrs. is.ennetft w.' Sprenkle in fact almost everything els will be closed tomorrow. Church services here tonight will open the religious observance of the day, while other services are to be held tomorrow, most of them in the morning although there will De some evening services., . j The Catholic High-Middletown game at McDevitt Field tomorrow morning will be the "big" local game before King Turkey starts !his short-lived reign, while the Ideal Weather Seen For Footbll Games From Page One Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stenele. Mr. and .""'r"" .lL,c Mrs. Rav firverinh Mr. Ma Frnt renn-jonn xiarns ana me coldest it's been so far this- Fall, thf continued cold of the last few days was just a little too much for the '.ice-breaking" activities of the swans and ducks at Italian Lake. Until , this morning, the birds had been able to keep at least a part of the lake free of ice, break ing up during the day part of the area trozen at night. But this morning the fowl found the ice about one-quarter of an inch thick and couldn't make any headway on it at all until the attendants I came to their aid and broke up a Train at Myerstown The training school for recruits will be at Myerstown in the for mer buildings of Albright College, with Capt. Thomas F. Mai'tin, Hershey Training School superintendent, in general command. Lieut. Charles S. Cooke, of Troop B, Wyoming, will be the executive officer. . . There are now 112 men on the eligible list for physical examination as a result of last August's examinations, and they will be ordered to take their physical examinations next week. It is expected those who qualify will go to Myerstown December 13 and a week later other eligibles will be ready to go there. in Harrisburg. Representatives of the Ministerial Association of Greater Harrisburg and Dauphin County and the Interdenominational Negro Ministerial Association of Harrisburg. protested recently against the granting of a license to the Fame Restaurant, 1004 North Sixth street. The W. C. T. U., Mrs. Moore said, has mailed letters to 185 ministers in the county urging them to "present this letter to the official board for consideration and action in the matter of total abstinence by all members in official capacities and positions of leadership in your church." FOUR POLICEMEN WIN ACQUITTAL From Page One pleaded guilty before start of the trial seventeen days ago. Twenty-two of them were freed by directed verdicts, and two have not been apprehended. After the jury foreman tolled off the names of those found guilty, Mrs. Bazzone cried, "Oh, why did I get into this." Attorneys for the defense indi cated they would file a motion for The first new trial within the three days Miss Eleanor Vernicle. John Stoner, Steelton-WiUiamBMrt battles ai;e . . d t f dj t- Lawrence Beck and Mr. and Mrs. I the highlights of the afternoon's Barker Haar. Icard, Election Ties Decided by Drawings and over the Atlantic States includ ing North Carolina, River Bulletin Station Foet Jk Tenth Corning ..... Towanda Wilkes-Barre. Williamsport. Newport Harrisburg .. o j a - hn v. c "h I il '3.9 0.3 .... 16 3.2 0.3 ....i 22 5.5 0.3 ....! 20 3.4 0.4 ! 22 4.7 18 5.0 ner, $282, with $240 contributed to the Republican committee, Yesterday's data. With Cavalry Members Plan Annual Paper Chase Fifty officers and men of the 104th Cavairy will participate in the an nual Thanksgiving Day paper chase beginning at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at the State Military Post. Col. George J. Shoemaker, regi mental commander: CaDt. Clvde E. Fisher and Capt. Robert D. Walker attempt to catch them by following the trail. A luncheon will be served at the post at the end of the ride, f n if I r k jf-suv i v II - rt0& ZSZ SJ The birds will be allowed to stay at the lake for about another week before they are moved to Wild-wood Park Zoo. class will be graduated by the end of March and a new class of 275 will enter next June! The force now consists of 1100 men and will be built up to 1600 The examinations will be held here, Philadelphia, Greensburg, Butler. Wyoming and Keaamr, The board that will sit here is composed of Capt. E. J. Henry, Capt. T. F. Martin, uapt. x. in. Boate, Lieut. C. C. Keller and Lieut. J. D. Kime. Catholic Committee on Scouting Will Meet The Harrisburg Diocesan Committee on Scouting will hold its annual meetine at the Penn-Harns Hotel allowed by Judge Gibson. Those' besides the Bazzones, found goilty by the jury of three women and nine men were: John Bazzone, a brother; Guy Borella. Anna Borowicz, Milton Brakhall and Walter Brakhall, his father; Ernie Burns, Ernie Chioto, Adam Chotiner and Julia Cindric. Louis Davidson, Eugene Douglas, Sam Green, Mrs. Eleanor Jones, Mrs. Mary Kerston, Mrs. Alice King, Andrew Lakovic, Joe Lauri-cio, Lulu Niles, Sam McDowell, George Matale, Joe Patello, George Pintz, John Raffle, Lizzie Smith, Sam Tedesco, Joe Totino, and Tom Bosco. The case against the rum ring, one of the largest ever uncovered in Western .Pennsylvania, was Four election ties were decided by drawing todav in the office of the DauDhin Countv Commissioners. Above,. William B. Freeland, of Halifax, member of the Democratic County Committee, at right, is seen drawing from a number of envelopes in the band of Warren E. Lyme, chief clerk to the County Commissioners. Freeland drew for some of the Democratic candidates. - Man, 28, Is Accused Of Theft From House ' Theft of a tabte and a box of cooking utensils valued at $35. stolen Friday from the basement of a house at 273 Cumberland street, resulted in the arrest by city police today of Benjamin C. Gregory, 23, Neero. 323 South Fifteenth street. on a charge of felonious entry and larceny. He was held for court under $1500 bail for court following a hearing in police court today. Police reported they arrested Greeorv on the information of Jos eph V. Sullivan, 1620 Green street, who reported the theft and alleges his investigations revealed that the articles from the Cumberland street house had been sold by Gre gory at a Sixth street furniture store for $1. The accused man is said by police to have signed a statement in which he says he rjur chased the articles from a strango Nefiro at Capital ana Forster streets. next Tuesday. Albert Schmidt. layjbuilt largely upon wire-tapping chairman, issued the call at the rf- activities of Federal alcohol tax imXZi 'rJX agents who testified that they shadowed Bazzone s for more Dr. Hoover Speaks at Kiwanis Club Dinner Dr. Harvey D. Hoover, of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary, spoke at tne luncheon of tne HarrisDurg Kiwanis Club today. The meeting, to which the wives of Kiwanians were invited, was devoted to the observance of Thanksgiving Day. Doctor Hoover was introduced by the Rev. E. Martin Grove, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and two numbers were sung by the Kiwanis Quartet, composed of John P. Gibson. Walter Gibson. Robert H. Mathias and Samuel S. Fackler. They were accompanied by Miss diocesan chaplain of the Catholic Bov Scout troops. Bishop George L. Leech, head of the Harrisburg Koman uatnouc uio-cese, is to address the commita-e, which was appointed by him about a vear aeo and which has been active in organizing Boy Scout troops in parishes in the diocese in line with his plan to have a troop in every parish. These priests and laymen are to represent their areas at the meeting: Harrisburg, the .Rev. T. J. Mc-Gough and C. Kirby Fogarty: Columbia and Montour Counties, the Rev. Charles Allen, Berwick, and Leo McNamee, Bloomsburg; Lan-! caster, the Rev. Guy Gotwalt and M.j J. McNerney, Sr., Lancaster, Leba non, the Rev. w. a. weaver. Ann-ville. and Mark Arnold. Lebanon; Lewistown. the Very Rev. P. M Stief and Frank A. Troendle. Lewis- town: Susquehanna Valley, the Rev. George Lavelle and Richard Fitpatrick. Shamokin, and the Kev. Chester Loszewski. Kulpmont; YorK the Rev. Vincent Topper and Richard NolL York. than six months. City Christmas Tree to Come From Round Top Plans for the erection of a muni cipal Christmas tree in Market Square in time for the parade that will inaugurate Harrisburg's Community Christmas program Monday evening were announced today by Assistant Park Director Russell Tuckey. Tuckey said employes of his department will obtain a cedar tree from Round Top. rear Middletown. The tree will be transported Friday morning to this city on a truck of the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company whose employes will cooperate with park department em ployes in trimming the tree in time for the parade. Order the 1938 Uncle Sam's Almanac In Advance Every family in the United States needs an almanac practically every day in the year. It naturally follows that if one needs an almanac at all. it should be a good one. Uncle Sam's Almanac, compiled by Frederic J. 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