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7 J! T GARMEL ITEM GOOD KTUnMOl Appear that vacation months this year will bring more . work. THE WEATHXB Local thundershowers tonight; lightly cooler; Saturday generally fair. EXCLUSIVE LEASED WIRE DISPATCHES OP THE UNITED PRESS. GREATEST AFTERNOON NEWS ASSOCIATION . VOL. XLV. NO. 204. MOUNT CARMEL, PA., FRIDAY. JUNE 30. 1933. PRICE TWO CENTS. ENTOMBED MINER ALIVE iTODAY- MOUN RESCUED Mapping Disarmament Coarse PR. KING IS . REMOVED BY Shamokin Man Is Taken From Living Tomb at 10:05 This Morning TWELVE MINERS WEREENTOMBED SEVERAL HOURS AT LOCUST GAP SERGEANT JOHN CANNON FOUND DEAD AT CITY HALL THIS A M. M uiru tattdt Joseph Terescavage First Asked for Drink' After Crawling to Safety; Suffers from Shock, Exhaustion, Hunger, Cold WAS RESCUED BEFORE HE EXPECTED; RELATIVES ARRIVED FOR FUNERAL I The three forces worked like Trojans and are also entitled to much praise for the rescue. Two buddies of Terescavage, who (Continued on I age Seven) Fresh hopes for world arms reduction grew out of this informal conference. President Roosevelt is shown as he greeted Norman H. Davis, his Ambas sador-at - Large in Europe, aboard the Amber jack II, Roosevelt's vacation schooner, In Lakeman's Bay off the Maine coast. Reporting real progress in the Arms Conference, Davis was told to press for further arms reduction upon his return to Geneva. Code To Be Drafted For Shirt Making Industry First Anthracite District Conference to be Held in Marble Hall Tonight The first Anthracite District Conference of Shirt Workers will open its session here tonight at 8:00 o'clock in the Dining Room of Marble Hall which will be converted in-i to an Assembly Hall for the occasion. G. A. Stribel, organizer for the Amalgamated Union, stated ' "that owing to the seating capacity being only one hundred and fifty and since 150 accredited delegates also are expected to be present, the IliUli l;UUll FROM P. S. C. ' Governor Pinchot'a Right To Withdraw Nomination it Upheld C. J. GOODNOUGH IS REAPPOINTED Qvn State Supreme Court B I l.at-ii Fil A I InanimniK Opinion phtla.. Pa.. June 30 (U.R) The I State Supreme Court, In an opinion written by cnier justice crazier, irA.iv ordered that Dr. Clyde L. lrinir nhairman of the Pubiio Ser-1 I vice Commission, be removed from j office. 1 nr. Kirur was removed from the Public Service Commission by order nt Governor Gtfford Pinchot. Re fncfntr to leav his -office. Dr. King appealed to the supreme uourt. The court s order read: "npmnr of the defendant Is ov erruled and Judgment given against defendant and he Is ordered ousted I from the Public Service Commis sion. Costs of this action to be paid by the defendant." nr. Kins, a close friend of the Governor's, served In the first Pin chot administration. During the Governor's campaign for his second term, ha stressed the need for the establishment of a "fair rate board" to orotect consumers against exces- live publlo utility rates. - Shortly after he assumed office, King was named chairman of the Public Service Commission. Within t few months reports became cur rent that relations between the Governor and the Public Service Commission were not cordial. When the General Assembly adjourned without confirming the anointments (Continued on Page Seven) U.S.MAYAID IN CURRENCY STABILIZATION Report America Preparing to Cooperate to Save World Economic Parley LONDON, June 30. (U.R) The United States was understood today to be prepared to participate In a Joint statement of . cooperation among the gold standard nations. Great Britain and the United Statse, if satisfactory phraseology can be agreed upon. The cooperation would be to pre vent further violent International I exchange fluctuations. Such a statement of intention to cooperate would be resigned to meet, in part at least, demands of gold nations for stabilization or steadying of the dollar and the pound sterling. This Issue has become the crux of the World Economic Conference, In volving the outcome of the International parley, now In the midst of a aerious crisis. The contemplated Joint statement would provide for cooperaton of all central banks to prevent fluctua tions,' while reserving to the United States full freedom of monetary policy. Furthermore, to satisfy the goia standard nations, the statement would include a clause recognizing gold as the eventual and logical medium of world exchange. France, fighting stubbornly to save her gold standard, submitted to the World Economic Conference today a warning against Inflation that could be interpreted as threatening retaliatory measures if America refused to agree to currency stabilization. Deleirates awaited the outcome of an appeal to President Roosevelt to agree to some measure that would halt the fluctuation of cur rencies. It was the United States' refusal to agree to currency stabilization that brought the conference to a situation so grave that delegates talked of going home. Hence there was In the French memorandum the threat that the United States by refusing 'to agree - to stabilization would Invite retaliatory measures from gold standard nations, which could take the form of tariffs or special customs taxes or regulations against American goods. RECOVERING Thomas Oiilrm north Chestnut ttreet. this nttv who sustained a dislocated vertebrae when caught Under a fall of top at the Colonial Colliery, is almost completely is of the the on Weds Heiress Honeymooning now, after her elopement with him once was halted, are Peggy Jane Mc-Cray, oil heiress of Tulsa, Okla., and Alexander Gray, talkie baritone, ' shown here after their wedding in Philadelphia. STATE SENATOR M'CLURE NAMED IN GRAFT RING 96 Indicted Following Vice Investigation in Delaware County PHILA., Pa., June 30 (U.RV-Fed- eral agents, armed with bench warrants, began the huge task today of arresting 96 indicted speakeasy proprietors, police officers and politicians of Delaware county, including State Senator John J. McClure. It is generally believed that Senator McClure, Republican leader of the county, and many of his lieutenants, who were accused by the Federal grand qury of conspiracy to violate the prohibition laws, will avoid actual arrest by hastening to the office of U. S. Commissioner William S. Wacker and voluntarily entering bail. Federal Judge George A. Welsh, at the recommendation of Chet A. Keyes, government prosecutor, who conducted the two weeks' hearing of the grand Jury, and who will prosecute the case against the 96 defendants, fixed the bail at $7,500 for McClure and eight others. Bail of $5,000 was fixed for 22 other less important members of the alleged conspiracy ring; $3,000 for 17 others; and $2,000 for the remaining 48. McClure and his alleged conspir ators, if convicted, may be sentenc ed to a maximum of three years In the federal penitentiary and fined $10,000 each. The setup of the ring, as charged in the indictments, with McClure as the ring leader and eight other prominent politicians as his lieutenants, collected huge sums of protection money" from speak easies, beer runners, and .vice een proprietors. The alleged directorate, other than Senator McClure, included: John F. Bauer, former city treas urer of Chester and now confidential secretary to McClure. Eugene F. White, leader of the Eight Ward in Chester, and clerk of the House of Representatives in Harrisburg. William Purdy, a member of Mc- Olure's contracting firm. John J. Ryan, real estate man and 10th Ward leader, Chester. Andy Frank, hotel proprietor and 6th Ward leader, Chester. Christ Nacarelll, borough council man at Marcus Hook. Thomas McCombs, Chester 3rd Ward leader. Bill McClure, Chester 4th Ward leader. It was this group for whom the Federal authorities fixed bail at $7,500 each. Any member of the group who cannot poet bail required will be sent to Jail promptly, Federal authorities said. Prosecutor Keyes will have an opportunity to open court to give (Continued on Page Seven) Fall of Rock in a Gangway Closed in Well Known Men At Reading Operation BIG RESCUE FORCE SOON ORGANIZED Required Only Several Hours To Release the Victims This Morning Twelve miners .residents of this locality were closed in for several hours at the Locust Gap operation of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company this morning, but prompt work by colliery workmen resulted in quick release for the men. A fall of top rock occurred In a gangway on the second lift of the Main slope of the Locust Gap oper ation at 10:45 o'clock. Joseph ' F. Magennis, superintendent, immediately organized a force to remove the debris and rock to release the twelve men trapped behind it. Bernard Duppy, William Doyle, Audrey Boyle .John Deane and Francis Kramer, Locust) Gap; Wally Sitcosky, Leo Nork, Roman Bercos- ki, Andrew Stoffl, Joseph Ignatov-age, and Alex Augustine of Mount Carmel; and Stanley Shepelsfcl of Kulpmont were the twelve men working behind the fall. In a few hours the colliery force had removed enough of the fall to allow the men to move themselves from the danger zone. None of the men were injured. BLASE TICKET WINS IN GAP LOCAL EECTION HELD LAST NIGHT Michael Kellagher is Chosen as President for the Ensuing Year; Fred Blase, Treasurer. The Blase ticket won In the election of Locust Gap Local United Mine Workers of America last evening when Michael Kellagher was selected President. Other officers are: President Michael Kellagher. Vice Pres. Michael B. O'Brien. Treasurer Frederick I. Blase. Mine Committee Gerald Duppy, George Blase and William Hogarty. Recording Secretary John Blase. Financial Secretary Francis Anthony and James Dormer. Trustees William O'Brien, Joseph Grathwohl and Aloysius Scheuren. Doorkeeper William Bordell. Body of Girl Is Missing Was the Broad Mountain Murder mystery repeated last night? Did murderers steal the body of their victim and are now laughing at police, secure in their retreat? Or was the "victim" just the result of too much fire water? At an early hour this morning, State Police Keuch and Davey of the Shamokin detail were aroused from their slumbers by the persistent ring of their telephone. The caller related how he had seen the body of a girl, apparently about nineteen years of age and well-dressed, lying at the intersection of the Bear Valley and Bumside roads, which leads to Gowen City. The officers hastily donned their uniforms and sped to the scene only to discover an automobile parked at the intersection. Upon questioning, the driver of the car related the strange story of how he had seen the body of the girl lying on the road; how a Ford road ster with two men had radily ap proached the spot, stopped, and the men alighting, had thrown the body Into the rumble seat, and then sped toward the direction of Gowen City. Post haste the officers new over the mountain toward Gowen City, but efforts failed to uncover any trail that the Ford had left, and no clue as to the Identity of the girl was obtained. State Police do not know whether the girl was a victim of the white slave ring which operated through here several years ago; whether she was nut on the spot for other rea sons; or whether she was just plain Intoxicated and dumped from a passing automobile, and her friends returned for her later. Prominent Police Officer of 33 Years May Have Had Stroke or Heart Attack WAS ON CHAIR THAT WAS OVERTURNED Neck May Have Been Injured When Chair Fell; Funeral on Monday A. M. Sergeant John Cannon of the Mount Carmel police department, one of the most widely-known officers in this section, was found dead at four a. m. today at City Ha: He was 64 years of age. The body was discovered by Patrolman Dominlck Zahar on the front porch where the police official had evidently been sitting in a chair to get relief from the heat wave while on duty at the police station. The officer lay backward in the chair which was upset on its back. Dr. A. J. Ancerawicz, county coroner, who was immediately summoned by Patrolman Zahar, made an examination and pronounced death. The cause of death had not as yet been definitely determined this morning. Coroner Ancerawicz saia that it appeared as though the Sergeant's neck was broken. Whether it had been fractured in a fall in the chair or whether the officer had first suffered a heart attack, a stroke of apoplexy or heat prostration while seated on the chair and then received the neck injury in an ensuing fall was not ascertained. Sergeant Cannon had arrived at the police station at one a. m. to relieve another member of the force on duty there. Word of his death spread rapid' ly and a pall of sorrow hung today over Oity Hall and the community in general. The funeral Is to be held Monday from the home. 236 south Chestnut street. Requiem mass will be cele brated at 8:30 a.m. In the Church of Our Lady and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverdale Practically a lifelong resident of this vicinity, Sergeant Cannon had efficiently served In the borough police department for 33 years. About 12 years ago, he was promot ed to the rank of Sergeant. Born February 10, 1869 In Heck-schersville, a son of James and Mary (Hearten) Cannon, John Cannon when Just four years old was brought to this locality by his parents. The family resided at Excelsior and Locust Gap for a short time before coming to Mount Carmel. As a boy and young man, Serg' eant Cannon worked about the col lieries and mines and at the age of 31. he joined the police department In 1894, his marriage to Miss Mary Gibbons, Mount Carmel girl took place. Mrs. Cannon died Just eight years ago. Immediate survivors are one daughter, Mrs. John Bender, Mount Carmel: three grandchildren, John, Bernardette and Esther Mae; three brothers, Michael, Charles and James Cannon, al of this city, and two sisters. Mrs. Sarah LafTerty and Mrs. Mary Calpin, both of Phil adelphia. Sergeant Cannon was a member of the Church of Our Lady and also was affiliated with the Frateimal Order of Eagles and the American Hose and Chemical Company. He was a charter member of the fire company. Heights Man May Be Dead Search for Roman Rugulla, Marlon Heights resident missing since Tuesday, continued unabated today, and the troop of Boy Scouts of Shamokin assisting In the search was augumented further by enlisting many more Scouts. The search Is being conducted on the mountains north of Mount CarmeL The man who has a wife and eight children, has been out of work three months. He Is also back in payments on his property. Last evening State Trooper Kench, of the Shamokin detail, went to the man's home and found a quantity of dynamite, fuses and exploders, and the opinion Is now expressed in police circles that the man wrapped dynamite about himself and blew his body to atoms. Certainly no trace of him had been found since he told his family on Tuesday that be was going "for I a walkV i . , After being entombed 50 hours, rescue forces lead by some of the best mine officals of the Anthracite Fields, successfully rescued alive Joseph Terescavage, 56, of 1926 east Chestnut street, Shamokin from the Colonial Colliery mine of the Madeira Hill and Company at 10:05 this morning after having been imprisoned back of a rush of debris since 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. The victim was examined immediately by Dr. Roy B. Bast, Kulpmont, Madeira Hill and Company physician, and was found to be in good condition despite his privations in his underground prison two days. He was terribly thirsty, was given a drink and then taken in the colliery ambulance at once to the State Hospital at Shamokin. State Mine Inspector Benjamin I. Evans, this city; General Superintendent T. R. Jones, Frackville; Mining Engineer Thomas Lewis, Frackville, and Superintendent George Jones, Natalie, directed the work of rescue. Three shifts of ten men worked constantly two days to save the man. The officials stated yesterday that if Terescavage was where they were informed he was when the rush occurred he should have escaped injury and be rescued alive. They put forth every effort to save the man and won out In their battle. TO BUILD ROAD AROUND HOUSE Owner of Tenant House Fighting New Road For More Than a Year. A peculiar condition exists on the new State Highway along the West Branch of the Susquehanna according to highway engineers at Northumberland county court here yesterday. The . concrete road heads direct at an old tenant house on the Grove farm at West Milton. It has been built to within 25 feet of the building, north and south. There are two terminals of the concrete above and below the building. The owner Is fighting the case in court. It has held up the road for more than a year. The department has decided to let the building remain, and build a temporary macadam road around it. In the meantime the upper section of the road is built from White Deer south to West Milton, with only one more mile to go. By mid July the road will be open from Sunbury to White Deer. The route leads thence to Watson-town and Montgomery, and over the mountain to S. Williamsport, cut ting seven miles off the route. UNEMPLOYMENT WANES IN PA. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30. (U.P) With additional mills and factories Increasing production, coal mines re-opening, and numerous other industries resuming operations, un employment in Pennsylvania has begun to show a continued decline, the Labor and Industry Department reported today. Unemployed in May totaled 1,-314,835, a decrease of 31,714 as compared with April figures and 64,516 under the March total. . . Practically all lines of industry, with a few exceptions, reported gain in employment for May and the first part of June. Reports were received from 777 manufacturing firms showing an advance of 5.4 per cent in the number of persons employed. Construction operations moved ahead during May with a gain of 17.7 cent over April. Reduced unemployment was shown in 68 of the 67 counties. Gains In employment of more than five per cent were reported from Berks, Bucks, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, McKean, Montour, Northampton, Potter, Snyder and York counties. In Philadelphia the estimated number of persons out of work was 308,771, or a decline of 12,587 In a month. For Allegheny County the number of unemployed was estimated at 202,181, which was 538 less than April. CKESLOCK WAS ENTOMBED 96 HOURS A parallel in the rescue alive of Joseph Terescavage ,is found in the case of John Chesdock, Jr., local youth, who was also rescued alive, but later died as a result of exposure and shock Terescavage was entombed on Wednesday morning at 8.30 o'clock, and spent slightly more than 48 hours under the surface. He was not injured to any apparent degree, and asked only ft water when rescuers inched him. Cheslock was entombed from Saturday afternoon until Wednesday evening for approxiimal-ly 96 hours. He, also, was m4, injured to any degree, although he did have lacerations and bruises, but the long hours of exposure to the foul air and the damp atmosphere, together with the late winter chill still remaining in the earth, caused such a heavy shock that he lif d about tewelve hours after rescue. STATE POLICE PROTECT MEN FROM PICK Centralia Unemployed League Protests 30 Cent Rate for State Road Work Men employed on the s'.ate highway near Germantown in Columbia County today were working under the protection of two State policemen. Police were reportedly called to the scene to curb picketing by members of the Centralia Cneoip ployed League. Picketing by the League is in pic-test against a rate of 30 cenus an hour fur work which memoers oe-clare is too low inasmuch as a jate of 40 cents an hour is reported paid In other nearby localities. A committee representing the League has conferred with Superintendent Day, Bloomsburg, superintendent of Columbia County highways regarding the 30-cent rate and he promised to take the mutter up with Governor Pinchot. So far no action has been tahen and the protest picketing began. The League, however, has received encouragement from State Secretary of Highways S. S. Lewis, in a letter addressed to James Buckley, secretary, at Centralia. Lewis stated that when the rates for road work were originally fixed they were to conform with the prevailing wage in the locality wbeie the work was done. The State Highway Secretary Is convinced, however, that more uniform rates should be established and has made such recommendations to the Governor. If favorable action is taken, he stated, the condition at Centralia would bv w lieved. CARS SAFE AT KULPMONT No automobile thefts were ever committed in Kulpmont during a celebration or any big time there. This is a record few towns ran beast of. It seems that not only the officials but also the pecple of the town in general seem to think It Is their united duty to care for the strangers within their gates and take care of them in a most hospitable manner. Chief Burgess James Hanlon was asked this week by an Item- - man how they would take care of parked cars, during the Rodeo to play there for the benefit of the town's Industrial Association, and he elated that there would be plenty of park ing space near the ball grounds were the shows are to be given. (Continued on Page Seven) BOY UNCONSCIOUS 20 MINUTES FROM FALL INTO H. S. STADIUM Sevrn-Year-OId Lad Climbed to Top of Fence, Then Fell 12 Feet to Ground. So anxious was a youngster nam ed Andrewlevich of west Sixth street, to get Into the High School Stadium last night to see the wind-up of the House of David-Mount Carmel contest that when he climb ed to the top of the wires on the top of the fence he fell over into the lot and" was rendered uncon scious by the drop of about twelve feet. The watchmen who were station ed about the Inside of the park, to prevent fence-Jumping, carried the lad to the bleachers where they worked on him and about twenty minutes later succeeded in reviving him. Yes he was permitted to remain to see the closing innings of the ball game. For a time it was feared that he was very seriously injured. BELL NAMES M'ALLISTER DISTRICT HEAD Harrisburg Man Succeeds Ed ward Raup as Manager of Sunbury-Shamokin Area PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 80 (U.R) J. Carson McAllister, assistant rate engineer at Harrisburg, was named manager of Che Sunbury Shamokin district of the Bell Tele phone Company of Pennsylvania today. McAllister succeeds Edward D. Raup, who retires after 37 years service. McAllister will resume his new duties on July 1, officials an nounced. MAY HAVE SUSTAINED BROKEN BACK IN DIVE AT SHAMOKIN CLUB narrlsborg Man Takes Dive Into Shallow Water; Vertrabre May Be Broken. Carl Friar, Harrisburg salesman, In the State Hospital at Shamokin suffering from a severely sprained back with a possible fractured verlebrae sustained yesterday afternoon when he plunged Into two feet water at the bathing pool of the Shamokin Country Club. The man was a guest of one of members and was enjoying the pool. Mistaking the shallow end of pool for the deep end he plunged from a diving board, and landed his head In two feet of water. number of invited guests must be restricted. Only delegates and guests with invitations therefore can be admitted. We regret very much that we cannot accommodate the many who have requested cards of admission. The conference will be called to order by Stribel after which it will proceed to duly organize, selector fleers and committees and proceed with business. The list of guest speakers who have been invited includes: Sidney Hillman, international President of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and Labor Representative on the National Recovery Administration Board; Jacof Potofsky, Vice President of the Amalgamated Bank in New York; A. Greenstein, Supervisor for the Union in this district; Mrs. Rose Greenstein, acting for the Union in Shamokin; Leo Krzy- ckl, formerly Deputy Sheriff of Milwaukee; Miss Josephine Kaczor, general organizer for Mount Carmel and vicinity; Mr. Alex Cohen, of New York, General Manager of the Shirt Branch of the Amalgamated, and Mr. Thomas Butler, organizer of the United Mine Work ers. The most important business of the conference will be the adoption of recommendations for an Industrial Code for the shirt making industry. At the conclusion. of the confer ence refreshments will be served. Mr. KrzycEl arrived this after noon and registered at the Marble Hall. He was In Hazleton last night when he addressed a large meeting of shirt workers. Platform Outlined By Vare The Republican Organization's campaign for ,the 1933 and 1834 elections will undoubtedly be on a platform for prohibition repeal, old age pensions, minimum wage laws. Droteotive tariff, and lais compen sation for war veterans. This platform was outlined Dy William 8. Vare, new national committeeman to the Republican "Harmony Rally" at RoHIng Green Part yesterday. Because of his new post Vare Is one of the most dom inant figures In toe organization to day. Mrs. WortSiington Bcranton, ca-fkml Mmmttteewoman. also Indi cated & orrtnteatfeo wou)d work Seventeen states prohibit motorists from coasting In neutral on hills. jvonturaea ou rose dvwus I)

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