Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1933 · Page 1
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Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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Friday, April 7, 1933
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hp ipiiii iriuflmm if Mwiiffl nniwpt ffl WIWL WyEu 1 I1IJH tJlttlL 9 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmlmimmmmm'm MMMMHMMMMHBl ftWMHI .H a i btinBSS fmffi nC ytosrafihflii Shamokla Is the Recognised Trading Center of the Region Dispatch Classified Advertising Brings Posltivs Results Quickly Local beer drinkers teemed well pleased with their first taste of the new beverage -11 Trull II II II VI eXV: II 1 II II II II VI f 1 1 XX II I KM LrttlW L-H O-iM I T 1 1 II T II II II II II I II (g)inni(ri) CIRCULATION STEADILY INCREASING SOLELY ON ITS MERITS AS A NEWSPAPER, WITHOUT PRIZES, PREMIUMS OR CONTESTS THE INTERNATIONAL NEWS SPECIAL WIRE AND ILLUSTRATED SERVICE SELECTED HIGH GRADE FEATURES AND COMICS VOLUME XLVI No. 116 OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN SHAMOKIN SHAMOKIN, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 7, 1933 TWELVE PAGES MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS PRICE TWO CENTS MPJTA1 INSTITUTION IS NOT LISTED FOR STATE AID JN HOUSE BILL ml w Measure Has Already Pass ed Two Readings In Skeletonized Form and is Slated to Come Up for Final Action Monday COALDALE HOSPITAL IS ALSO ELIMINATED The Shamokin State Hospital has been omitted from the general appropriation bill which today was out of the, appropriations committee and ready for final passage in the House of Representatives at Harrisburg. The bill has passed two readings in the House in skeletonized form and will come up for final action in that branch of the legislature Monday night. Likewise, four state teachers colleges and the Coaldale State Hospital were overlooked by the appropriations committee, which slashed more than $13,000,000 from, the amount recommended by Gov Pinchot in the budget he submitted to the legislature last January. The governor, who already had cut $38,000,000 from the budget for .the, current blnnium, had recom-vnded' an appropriation of $200,-A 000 for the Shamokin State Hos-t pital for the current biennium. The two-year period which the general bill covers starts next June 1. The omission of the Shamokin and Coaldale State Hospitals from the general appropriation bill adds further complications to these two Turn to Page Seven Co.. Four STAMP TAX BLANKS ARE EXHAUSTED Deputy Revenue Collector Martin Foster Forced to Discontinue Issuance of Temporary Receipts-New Supply Next Week TWO HUNDRED HAVE BEEN ISSUED SO FAR Deputy Internal Revenue Collector Martin A. Poster, after Issuing 200 temporary receipts for federal -;jhup tax for use by pospeotive re-and wholesalers of the new legalized beverages, ran out of his supply of blanks and the supply will not be replenished until early next week, according to announcement made today from the revenue offices at city hall. The demands upon the Internal revenue collector increased as yes- Turn to Page Seven Col. Three Will ROGERS 'joys: . BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, April 7. Wen, it don't make much difference what we write tonight for you folks to read tomorrow (Friday,) for yon won ! be able to read anyhow. Nobody has any idea what this low voltage ber will taste like, bat I bet it will be mighty potent, for this guy Roosevelt hasn't pulled a bad one yet. Another thing too, yon take those congressmen and sena-lois. the fine way they been artini in this congress they decree a little nip. The boys hare befn mighty fine, we havenl hiMid the word Republican, or DrUiOrrat In a month. They arr in there really trying to hflpSnt the country, so if too are "j reach of any of 'em tomorrow, buy m a drink and send me the bill. I his beir holds good up to one Yours, S Legal Beer Flows Freely Here POWELL HOPEFUL OF HOSPITAL AID Representative OUie J. Powell, of Mount Carmel, who was reached by telephone early this afternoon at his home in Mount Carmel, told The Dispatch that he was confident a grant for the Shamokin State Hospital would be included in the general appropriation bill before it is finally passed In the house next week. Mr. Powell said the grant for the local hospital would be contained in an amendment to the appropriation bill which he and Representative Scott, of Schuylkill county, would sponsor. The house appropriations committee failed to include the Shamokin State Hospital because the Sterling committee had previously recommended the abandonment of the hospital, Mr. Powell stated. He said he did not expect any difficulty in having the appropriation bill amended to include a grant for the Shamokin Hospital. MANY SCHOOL BOARDS CALL IN CONTRACTS ! Teacher Contracts Cancelled in 24 Districts of Schuylkill-Northumberland District, M. J. Shortley Reports AWAIT ACTION ON SCHOOL LEGISLATION M. J. Shortley, manager of the Sohuylkill-Northumberlaiid Taxpayers' Association today an nounced that 24 school district in the two counties have reported board action cancelling all teachers' contracts. The districts are: Ashland, Butler, Blybhe, East Union, Delano, Gilberton, Gtrardville, Hegins, Hubley, Palo Alto, St. Olair, Schuylkill (non-continuing,) Reil- Turn to Page Seven Col. Five J. M. BOYER SPEAKS AT TREVORTON Manager Of Dispatch Is Chief Speaker At Meeting Of Men's Bible Class J. Monroe Boyer, general manager of the Shamokin Dispatch, was the chief speaker at an interesting social session held by the Men's Bible Class of the Trevorton Methodist Church last evening. There was a large turnout of the members of the class to hear the address of Mr. Boyer which had to do largely with various phases of newspaper work, with which Mr. Boyer is so thoroughly versed by reason of his many years of labor in that field. The speaker was accorded a rousing vote of thanks upon the conclusion of his talk. Pennsylvania As Beer Crowds Cheer, Whistles Blow and Horns Blart Forth in Many Communities as Amber Fluid Returns Trucks Out With New Beverage Immediately After the Midnight Hour By International News Service Crowds cheered, whistles blew. horns blared, ice clinked, brew gur gled. Pennsylvania drank. Beer was back today. Clattering trucks, rattling cases. popping corks, foaming suds all were back today, and Pennsylvania was making the most of It. Midnight, the magic hour of mystery stories, ripped off the lid of pent-up hopes of thousands. Thru the streets of Pittsburgh. Philadelphia and dozens of other communities went the beer trucks, loaded for the first time In tftlr- nutes laitr th; trzw cap remsved a container announced Its arrtTsl la IQHKED DELIVERIES OF NEW BEVERAGE MADE HERE AT ANEARLYHOUR Old Time Brew Being Sold Today in Many Thirst Emporiums Thruout the Community Trucks Bring It From Distant Points PRICES RANGE FROM $15 TO $18 A BARREL Beer's here ! It is being sold today In many local thirst emporiums. The first consignment of the newly legalized beverage arrived at 1:30 this morning from a Pottsville brewery and was consigned to a local club, officers of which had made arrangements well in advance for early delivery. A truck and coupe were despatched to Pottsville at 11 o'clock last night and with a special orcier in the hands of the driver, Immediate recognition and service wore given, with the result that the 13-year-old thirst of the waiting throng in the clubrooms were being quenched ninety minutes after the passing of the zero hour when le- Turn to Pag Seven Col. One ANTHRACITE OPERATORS INSESSION Heads of Hard Coal Companies Meet Behind Closed Doors at Atlantic City to Discuss Problems of Industry WAGE ISSUE IS NOT INVOLVED IT IS SAID ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., April 7. ;IN3) Heads of anthracite coal cimpanies representing 83 per cent of the total output of the industry met here today behind closed doors to discuss their mutual internal problems under the auspices of the Anthracite Institute. Topics under discussion during the two-day meeting were not disclosed. General Brice P. Disque, executive director of the institute, Msided. Carrol B. DotsOn, of New York, assistant to General Disque, said, however, that the problems dis cussed had no bearing on wages, labor or price cutting in the an-tnracite industry. He said the an thracite heads were interested In plans for co-operative advertising and merchandising of their products. Drinks Lid Is Lifted restaurants and cafes. Hundreds cheered, drowning out orchestras playing "Happy Days Are Here Again." The beer, still warm, was served to the customers. Nobody cared. One o'clock one brewery announced it had moved 50,000 cases. The barrels transferred were un-estimated. Two o'clock A roaring monoplane lifted from a Pittsburgh runway. In its express compart mcut, a specially constructed metal case. In the case beer consigned to the man responsible Prey.oent Franklin D. Roosevelt. Washing-ten. D. C. Neon tcday Beer hid been tuck twelve noun. , H ! On Road to Health Still weak from the effects! of an ap-oendicitis operation, U. S. Senator James J. Davis, of Pennsylvania, is supported by his nurse as he leaves the South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh. The Senator was to have gone on trial recently in connection with the interstate shipment of lottery tickets, but the trial was postponed indefinitely owing to his illness. EDW. BRENNAN IS OBSERVING 84TH BIRTHDAY Former Mine Operator and Well Known Banker, Receiving Felicitations of Many Friends on Occasion of Natal Day RECUPERATING FROM A RECENT ILLNESS Edward Brennan, president of the National-Dime bank, widely known retired mine operator, former mine inspector and one of this city's best known and most beloved citizens, is today quietly celebrating the eighty-fourth anniversary of his birth at his home, corner Shamokin and Clay streets, where he is receiving tne lencitations of his most intimate friends. Because of the fact Mr. Brennan is at present recuperating from a severe illness which had its inception last December and remains confined to the upper floor of his home, the anniversary celebration will be confined to the members of the household. But the community as a whole will join in extending sincere felicitations to Mr. Brennan, who as a native son and for four-score years an outstanding citizen, has held the highest respect of his fellow man, and in wishing him restoration to health and activity. Although confined to his home thru illness, Mr. Brennan has continued contact with community relations and his judgment has be?n sought in many financial, mining and other problems resultant from economic conditions. DesDite his illness, he retains that keen sense of good business judgment that has made him one of Shamokin's pillars of strength and a champion of the cause of the workingman. That Mr. Brennan may regam strenght and health and resume his activities is the sincere wish of everyone who knows him and with these The Shamokin Dispatch joins most sincerely. MT. CARMEL LEGION VISITS TREVORTON Members Of Harry Geist Post Entertained By Zerbe Township Veterans Last Evening Members of Trevorton Post No. 92 of the American Legion held their regular bi-monthly meeting in the Legion rooms at that place list night with members of the Harry Geist Post No. 91. of Mount Carnjel. as their guests. Boy Howell, of Mount Carmel. assistant district commander, made an interesting address to the Legionnaires on membership. Dinner was served at the conclusion of the nx-eting. The Trevorton Post will b- :..e gues j of the M;un. Carmei Legionnaires next Thursday a: Mount Carmei. 1 SMI THOS. DAUBERT SUFFERS LOSS OF AN ARM IN R. R. MISHAP I Well Known Reading Rail road Trainman Meets with Distressing Accident While at Work in Local Yards ARM IS AMPUTATED ABOVE THE ELBOW Thomas Daubert, 48, of 131 North Rock street, well known Reading trainman and secretary of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, met with serious misfortune in the local Reading yards at 10:40 this morning when in some unaccounta ble manner he fell beneath the wheels of a car and suffered the loss of his right arm above the elbow, Amputation of the arm was com pleted at the Shamokin State Hos pital within a half-hour following the mishap. Daubert, one of the best known or Reading employees and several times cited for commendable -precaution in his functions as a trainman, was riding the front of a car being dropped from the old Royal Oak siding in the lower Reading yards. He was a member of the local yard crew of which Jacob Schroyer is conductor and Charles Rummell is engineer. As the car moved down the siding toward the switch leading to the main track, Daubert was seen at the brake wheel, prepared to control the car, which had been shunted down the grade by the engine, following which the latter halted. A member of the crew, watching the progress of the car, suddenly TREVORTON HI GLEE CLUB IN CO. CONTEST Zerbe Township Group to Compete in Music Contest to be Staged in Reformed Church at Sunbury This Evening WINNERS TO ENTER STATE COMPETITION After two months of strenuous and faithful practice through the tireless efforts of Miss Arlene Weiss, music instructress of the Trevorton high school, the members of the Glee club of that school are in read iness to enter the county musical contest to be held in the Reformed church at Sunbury this evening. This contest takes in all the schools of the country for the pur pose of an elimination so that the leading contenders may be eligible for the state-wide contest to be held In Sunbury for the first time, in the evenings of April 27 and 28. This is the first time in three years that Miss Weiss of the Trevorton schools has entered any musicians. When Trevorton was represented three years ago the students won a number of honors in the county Turn U Par Wn CoL ThrM Free Chicken Supper Saturday night. April 8. at John Zupko's formerly Steve Toth's place, 740 Chestnut St., Kulpmont. Oood old friends, let's get together and have some of Roosevelt's good beer. Let's sing together "Happy Days Are Here Again." Aviv. Ready for Eatter Coats. $5 to $14.88; Dresses. $1.88 to $4.88; Suits all reduced to $9 88; 1.000 Easter Hats. $1; Blouses. 59c to $1.88; Skirts. $i to $1 88; stouts Coats. $9.90 Sizes up to 52. Adv., Burd Shoppe I. O. O. F. Past Grands Association of NorthumbeiLmd. Union and Snyder counties will meet at Trevorton Lodge. No. 5?8 Trevorton. Pa, on Monday. Annl iO. 1933 : 8 00. Special entertaim-.'r: has been. arranged, Adv. APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE PASSED BY COUNCIL TO REGULATE SALE OF NEW 3.2 BEER Akron Started To Break Up While In Air Says Survivors Two Enlisted Men Who Es caped With Their Lives When Dirigible Plunged Into Sea, Tell House Com mittee of Seeing Girders Bend and Buckle Before Crash WASHINGTON, April 7 (INS) The two surviving enlisted men on the airship Akron when she crashed into the sea today told the House naval affairs sub-committee on aeronautics the great super structure began breaking up in the air. The testimony of Chief Boatswains Mate R. E. Deal and Metal- smith M. F. Erwin was given at the opening of the first congressional investigation of the tragedy which cost 73 lives. Before the enlisted men took the witness stand to tell their stories under oath, Lieut. Commander H. V. Wiley, second in command on the great airship, re-read his official report of the crash already made public. Deal said that he saw two port-side girders bend and buckle. Confirming this testimony, Erwin also said he saw the girders break up. The enlisted men were near the middle of the block-long airship when she began her plunge into the sea. Lieut. Commander Wiley THE TOWNSHIP WAREHOUSE IS BURGLARIZED Entrance Gained by Forcing Rear Doors and Quantities of Road-Building Equipment Removed Gasoline Taken BOOTLEG COAL MINERS SUSPECTED Thieves, believed to have been coal bootleggers in need of equipment with which to carry on their mining activities, some time during last night broke into the Coal township warehouse at Boydtown by forcing open a rear door and made away with quantities of scoop shovels, long-handled shovels, picks, nails, gasoline and oil. Discovery of the burglary was made this morning by Supervisor Turn to Pa Svn Col. Four Man Who Cost The County $11,000 Dies In Asylum John Bruce, 73, an Inmate of State Institutions for Period of 37 Years Was Declared Insane After Arrest on Series of Charges Here in 1895 John Bruce, 73, who during the past 37 years has co6t the taxpayers of Northumberland county $11,-000 for his keep in state Institutions, died last night at the Fairview State Hospital for the Criminal Insane notification to the county commissioners of his death having been received during the weekly meeting at the court house this morning. Bruce was arrested in Coal town ship In 1895 charged with burglar izing the home of one John Moody and with having set fire to a building owned by the Bear Gap Water company at Bear Gap. He pleaded gvilty to both charges but was never sentenced. TTTi" rv-'tnr-r in th ivmrit Jail Samuel D:?:rich. of Mount Car-1 mel. serving as airuen, asked tbt GIRL'S SIGHT IS INJURED BY BOY'S PRANK Kathryn Hack, 15, Suffers Serious Injury of Eye When Stone Tossed by Sling Shot, Shatters Her Spectacles PIECE OF GLASS ENTERS EYEBALL The sight of Kathryn Hack, 15, daughter of Mrs. Clara Hack, Seventh and Arch streets, may be impaired as the result of a mischievous prank of a youth, who in careiess use of a sling shot struck the girl m the left eye with a small stone. The incident occurred about o'clock last evening, as the young girl went to the front door to sum mon her brother into the house. As she opened the door she noticed several youths playing m the street and a moment later she was straw in the face by a small pellet. She was wearing glasses and the stone shattered the lense in the left side of the spectacles. A small piece of glass became im bedded in the eyeball and a physi cian who was summoned advised that a Philadelphia specialist be consulted. The girl was taken to the Quaker City early this morning to receive medical attention. The matter was reported to the borough police who are conducting an investigation to learn the identity of the youth who was responsible for the girl s Injury. Visiting Choir To Present Cantata Unusual Musical Event To Be Staged In Mt. Zion Church Monday Evening A musical event of unusual interest will take place in the Mt. Zion Congregational Church Monday evening next when the choir of Christ's Lutheran Church at Lewisburg will appear there to present the cantata, "The Resurrec tion Story." by Adams. I The Lewisburg choir Is composed of many of that community's leading vocalists and a real treat is in store for those who attend the af fair Monday evening. Lantern slides will be shown dur lng the rendition of the cantata, court to name a commission in lunacy. The latter body recommended Bruce be removed to the Danville State Hospital and the court Issued the order for transfer. He remained there until April . 1918, when the Danville authorities, reporting the man of criminal tendencies, asked he be removed to the Fairview State hospital for the Criminal Insane and another court order for transfer followed. The incarceration of Bruce, who has no known relatives, cost the county over $11,000, a checkup of the records to the controller's office has revealed. The county was asked by the Fairview authorities today to provide for the man's burial and will have the body buried at the ex- Tw rsa Tm W, I All Vendors Required to Take Out Permit and Pay Weekly Fee Under Regu latory Measure Retail- ers to Pay $2 Weekly ami Wholesalers $3 Borough council at a spedal meeting last evening, adopted mi sures to control sale of legaUasd beer, the solons voting 13 to 1 Ait une adoption ox an ordinance prepared by Solicitor Fred B. lion er, wmch makes it compulsory fof an venaers, wnoiesale and retail, to ures secure a permit after which a weemy lee must be paid to - sell the beverage within the city Bmtta, rermits ior such sale will ha te. sued by Secretary Thomas Robert!, wie ordinance nrst spectfyajg tbut mei ijurgess Yocum be emDow- ed to grant licenses, but this pro vision met with bitter ormoaMiMi and after a lengthy debate was ell- w Inn t n rl . 1 a . uu" uvui w orcunance xxf a vote or vi to 3, Councilman Sminfc Cleaver and Sterling being in favor of placing the responsibilitf with one cniei executive. l. '--- -Those present at the meettnc were; President.. Oearr-, . Mem irs: Hill, PoweJ, Smiikf Cleaver, Sterling, Graves, Manney, WMM, Bullock, Boyer, Martin, Wfnet, Renn and Culp. Total 15. Solicitor Moser informed Hhe group that he had prepared an or dinance to control the sale of malt beverages of more than of one per cent at the request of a councilmanic committee, whfch feared that the state legislature -would not be able to enact provisions for the control of legalized beer prior to adjournment next week and therefore to protect the municipality, after conferring with solicitors of other towns and boroughs, he had drafted an ordinance which would temDorarilv regulate tb flow of beer until pro- Turn to Pari Sovoi CaL Oaa ENACT BEER REGULATIONS' AT KULPMONT Council of Neighboring Borough Passes Ordinance Requiring Payment of $5 a Week for Each Place Dispensing Beverage TO BE EFFECTIVE WITHIN TEN DAYS Kulpmont borough council, mmu ing last evening in adjourned sea sion, passed at final reading an or. auiance regulating tne sale of beer and other legalized beverages in that town. The ordinance provides a hcens fee of five dollars per week unt3 sucn tune as tne legislature pro vides regulatory measures. AH 11 censes will have to be obtained through the office of Chief Burgess James J. Hanlon and no sales wQl De permitted within 300 feet of cnurcnes or schools. The ordinance is to be printed and posted about the town today and will become effective In ten days, in the meantime many beer- senmg emporiums have opened and win De prepared to pay the munld pal license ten days hence In the event the legislature has failed to enact laws and these laws hare been approved by the governor. DO YOU KNOW? That Shamokin's first newspaper was the Shamokin Journal launched in July, 1853? Rasters reaaaytvaata Mr and cooler in the extreme southeast portion tonight. Saturday fab: tnd warm-r. Wester reavsyrfasna -Fair tonifhr shf Saturday; ris ing tempegaUim today

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