The Evening Times from Sayre, Pennsylvania on November 26, 1937 · Page 1
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The Evening Times from Sayre, Pennsylvania · Page 1

Sayre, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 26, 1937
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J-HE WEATHER Occasional rain tonight and Saturday, warmer tonight. Mild temperature Saturday; colder Sunday. IEEVENIN VOL. XLV NO. 202 SAYRE, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1937 PRICE THREE CENTS VI l( lrM M FULL LEASED yylRE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and UNITED PRESS Evnry Day Except Sundar TIMES IE LA O ,1 Ai SAVED HI FIRE Nuns, Nurses, Firemen and Neighbors in Heroic Rescues NO ONE IS INJURED Cleveland Maternity Institution Scene of Much Bravery Plane Missing For Two Days With 11 Aboard Took Off Wednesday for a Short Flight; May Be Down at Camp in Canadian Wilds; Search Is Started CLEVELAND, Nov. 26 (UP) Thirteen mothers and their new born babies were rescued heroically today during a fire at St. Ann's Maternity hospital. Nuns, nurses, firemen and neighbors saved the mothers and infants, some only a few days old. The fire in the old wing of the hospital, was brought under con trol by nine fire companies. No one was injured. James Nimmo, first assistant fire cfliief, said "Nuns and nurses picked up the babies, one under each arm, and ran through the smoke. They showed high heroism, going back into the burning building until everyone was safe." Nimmo said three other mothers were able to walk from the building, assisted by firemen. He estimated damage to the building at $20,000. Seventeen infants, all under two weeks of age, were moved to another section of the hospital group, when firemen at first feared the blaze might spread to the nursery section. Mary O'Neill, telephone operator in the building, stayed at her switchboard at personal risk. Nurses who attended the moth ers wrapped them in blankets, picked them up by the shoulders and carried them to safety. Firemen said the blaze started from a blow torch in the hands of a workman who was burning paint off -the side of the building, preparatory to painting. SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont., Nov. 26 Canadian Press)) A Canadian passenger plane, carrying probably eleven persons, is missing in the wilderness north of here. The ship, operated by Starratt Airways, left Pickle Lake Wednesday afternoon for a 120-mile flight to Sioux Lookout. Pilot Ken Smith; the chief engineer of the airways, Keith Greggson; and probably nine passengers, all miners from Pickle Crow workings, were said to be aboard. Names of the miners were not available. Airway officials believed the ship, encountering fog on the short hop, landed somewhere in the forested region, probably at Root Portage Camp, 65 miles north of Hudson. The camp is fully equipped with shelter and food sufficient for several weeks. Pilot Len Fraser was delegated to search for the missing ship. The missing plane was equipped with skis a week ago when lakes and rivers showed strong ice surface. Subsequent higher temperatures, however, honeycombed and weakened the ice in places. The plane carried emergency rations for several days. HI! RESUMES II DESPITE 11 BY CIO Pickets Parade Around St Louis Plant as Men Go to Jobs; One Stone Thrown Is Only Violence in Walkout QUnflTC 1 A CUTER WIIUUIU umjuiiilii u SOU, KILLS SELF ELIZABETH, N. J., Nov. 26 (A P) Seventeen - year - old Rose Musto, who 'worked hard in a factory and saved for that happy day next spring when she was to wed young George Vaccaro, wept today over her father's bier and prayed that her sweetheart might survive the bullets from the gun that killed her parent. Enraged by his daughter's love for the youth, Detective Captain Hugh Martin said, 50-year-old Antonio Musto shot the boy in the neck and killc-d himself yesterday in front of a crowd of worshippers leaving St. Anthony's Roman Catholic church. George, 20-years-old, was reported "holding his own" today. REPORT LAM IN PROBE OF ESCAPE OF 3 KIDNAPERS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26 (UP) The Ford Motor company resumed operations in its assembly plant here today despite a strike called by the United Automobile Workers, an affiliate of the committee for industrial organization. Workers passed through picket lines at 8 a.m., EST, the scheduled hour for Ihe plant's reoperhng after the Thanksgiving holiday. Five hundred pickets mostly from other C.I.O. unions paraded around ihe plant, which occupies an entire block, as the workers entered in automobiles. One stone was thrown by a picket. It caused no damage. At 9:30 a.m., EST, M. N. Johnson, plant manager, said the assembly line was operating slightly under its usual speed. A check of the work cards, signed by each employe, disclosed that 590 men were at work, he said. This was only six fewer than Tuesday's crew, the day before the strike was called. BE RULED 11-11! Ill BI HI',' Municipal Employes Ruled by Margiotti to Come Under Act ATHENS CONSIDERS LAW Status of Police and Firemen Uncertain Pending More Study In tKe Wake of the Philippine Typhoon STEALS 400 SHOES; ALL FOR RIGHT FOOT LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UP) A thief stole '400 sample shoes from Charles S. Taylor, salesman. They're all for the right foot. ALBANYN. Y., Nov. 26 (UP) The state commission of correc tion reported today that an investigation of the escape of three O'Connell kidnapers from the Onondaga county penitentiary indi cate "a laxity in regulation and control." "The entire system of supervision obtained at this institution indicated a laxity in regulation and control which should not, under any circumstances, be permitted to continue," the report said. Meanwhile Mrs. Agnes Oley and Mrs. Josephine Geary, wives ot two of the O'Connell kidnaping gang, were in Albany county jail today charged with assaulting federal agents who arrested them as material witnesses in the escape of their husbands from Onondaga county jail Nov. 16. John Oley, Percy (Angel face) Geary and Harold (Red) Crowley, who overpowered five guards and a matron in their break, were re-rantured in Syracuse. They lso are being held here, awaiting possible removal to the federal penitentiary at Alcatraz island. WE I DENIES HE Sayre borough employes will go on the 44-hour week next Wednesday, Dec. 1, due to the ruling of Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti that municipal employes are subject to the new state law effective on that day. To what extent the law will be effective is not known here as yet, until copies of the act and of Attorney General Margiotti's ruling can be received here by borough officials. At least it will affect employes under Borough Manager W. B. Vaughn, who will go on the new working week. Whether it will change working hours of po lice and fire department men is not certain. The appointment of three additional fire truck drivers will be necessitated in case the new law does take in that department, and at least one additional policeman in the case of the police department. The Sayre police force consists of three men, and one additional nearly full-time officer would be all times, under the new state law. ' itol unofficially today that Arthur There are at present two men on j W. Howe, state secretary of wel-duty at night and one in the day- j fare, was being considered as a time. In the fire department one successor to Karl de Schweinitz, man is on 24-hour duty but has $10,000 a vear Dublic assistance JIIISISIS VOTE AFTER AC1I0II 01 FARM Bill An incidental part of the damage caused by the deadly typhoon which raked the Philippine Islands is pictured above. The thatched shelter of a working family in the outskirts of Manila is shown, reduced to debris by the force of the wind. WOMAN THRWARTS HOLDUP BY TRIO WITH MACHINE GUNS i 1 w HOWE IS SEEN J)S SUCCESSOR TO DE SCHW E HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 (AP) The word spread around the cap- IS MP GATED lARCI !T PLOT hristmas II DAY DEATHS NATION ARE FEWER By UNITED PRESS Thanksgiving Day was marked by a comparatively low number of violent deaths, a United Press survey showed today. At least 73 persons died in l states as the result of automobile collisions, shootings or freak accidents. Reports from rural districts were expected to boost the toll to 100 one-third less than the 150 deaths reported for the holiday last year. Traffic accidents cost 44 lives. Scores were reported injured. New York led all states with nine deaths. California reported eight and Illinois seven. Pennsylvania had three traffic and three miscellaneous deaths while New York had three traffic and six other deaths. PARIS, Nov. 26 (UP) Rumors purporting to implicate General Maxime Weygand, famous French fighter, in the alleged monarchist plot of the Cagoulards to overthrow the republic, were denied formally by the retired army offices today. General Weygand, .vho sr.rned-ed Marshal Foch as vice president of the war college, denied reports that the police had raided property belonging to him in Brittany, a reported concentration area of the Cagoulard movement. A new series of subterranean secret chambers was discovered in a mill in the Boissy Aillery.- Authorities disclosed that the Cagoulards had distributed ihnu- sands of mobilization cards which carried minute instructions for ad herents to act when the revolu tionary movement began. The Paris Soir reported to-lay that "according to certain papers seized in the course of searches, notes indicate that the seat of the secret committee for revoU'.t'onovy action, or at least one of tfie seals, may be in German territory." some relief by an extra driver. No special council meeting will be necessary to discuss the matter, inasmuch as, the regular meeting date cames on the Monday following the day the new law takes ef fect. One Sayre official was inclined to believe today that the police department will not be considered in the new law as police powers are retained by the municipalities. In Athens, borough officials are taking cognizance of the new law and the attorney general's interpretation of it. but have taken no action. How much effect it will have here is yet uncertain. There will be no special meeting of the borough council on the subject, inasmuch as the regular ses sion comes only a few days after the new law takes effect. HITLER AIDE HERE FOR SIGHT-SEEING On Christmas Eve the trees and plants, especially on the banks'of the River Jordan, bow in reverence to the Saviour, according to a superstition believed in Greece. 24 Shopping "Payl fill kiitmLl. SUB FOR STORK PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 26 (A P) Patrolmen Albert White and Charles Miller have subbed for the stork for the eighth time. A radio call sent the two policemen to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Macey. They were just in time to help bring the new child into the world. NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UP) Capf. Fritz Wiedemann, one of Chancellor Adolf Hitler's three personal .adjutants, mapped a sight-seeing tour of New York and Washington today, insisting that his visit had no political signif icance. Seventy-five anti-Nazi pickets marched around the North Ger man Lloyd pier when Wiede mann and his wife arrived on the Europa yesterday, and chanted: "Fritz Wiedemann, you are not welcome; out with Wiedemann the Nazi Fpy." '"'V PENXSY INCOME LOWER STATE WILL RESUME COLLECTION EFFORT HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 (UP) The first of a series of suits through which the state is attempting to collect $20,000,000 in whisky floor taxes will be resumed Dec. 7. The suit, prosecuted by Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti, is directed at A. Overholt and company, which the state claims owes $1,504,521 in the $2 per gallon tax levied on all whiskey in Pennsylvania at the time of prohibition reoeal. secretary. I Three different sources said Howe might be named in the event de Schweinitz quits or is dismissed as a result of an investigation now being conducted. " Howe's placeuf Charge ofc weU fare, these sources said; would be taken by Major Philip H. Matthews, former deputy secretary under de Schweinitz and a critic of the way relief was administered. None of those named in the reports was available for comment. Meanwhile, criticism that Gov ernor Earle s committee investigating Pennsylvania's relief administration seemed to want only one side of the story followed the investigators today to Lancaster. The charges were made at Scranton last night by Rabbi Max Arzt, Dwight W. Weist and Dr. Henry H. Crane, welfare leaders. They also presented their views on the handling of relief by Secretary of Public Assistance Karl de Schweinitz at a hearing in the anthracite city last Monday. "Thpv wprp iust nut to find out wliat the complaints were, not out to find both sides," said Dwight W. Weist, director of Ihe community chest. "They wanted to find things to back up Mrs. Emma Guf-fey Miller's charges, and we had just the other side." CLAYMONT, Del., Nov. 26 (U IP) A woman bookkeeper thwart- led an attempted holdup by three j machine-gun bandits of the Clay- mont National bank today. As one of the bandits leaped over a railing in the bank, Esther M. White, about 35, stepped on a button releasing tear gas in the building. A similar holdup was prevented at the bank a year ago when a male employe released tear gas. Robert Griffith, the cashier who thwarted last year's attempted raid, fired two shots at the retreat ing men. The bandits fled in a stolen sedan across the Pennsylvania line toward Philadelphia. The bandits were believed the same trio which engineered a $20,-000 payroll holdup at the Clay-moht Chemical company several , weeks ago. ... The get-away" car had been reported stolen from a Philadelphia parking lot Wednesday. Miss White and two male employes were in the bank when the holdup men entered. Two of them, one carrying a machine-gun, and the second armed with a revolver, stood at the door. The third man ran toward the railing. As he leaped over it, Miss White released the gas. The lookouts shouted: "Quick, get the money." The man hesitated, then as the gas seeped through the building, he ran to the door and fled with his confederates. ' ; Police broadcast an alarm throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania to block all roads along the bandits' get-away route. DELAY ISSUE OF WARRANTS AGAINS T ATHLETE AI RIEND VanNuys Will Demand Sen ate Stick to Agreement Made in August FDR WANTS ACTION Says Business Measure Should Come Up When "Congress Is Ready" " PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 26 (UP) Mayor S. Davis Wilson announced today he would delay issuance of warrants against Mrs. Marie Phillips, Olympic athlete, and Mary K. O'Connor, her friend who is is prison on a charge of killing five-year-old Nancy Glenn. On Wednesday the mayor said he would obtain warrants today against the two girls and question them about their conduct at a summer camp. The delay in issuance of the warrants, it was understood, did not mean that Mayor Wilson had abandoned his plan to question the girls. Miss O'Connor is in Moyamen-sing prison. Mrs. Phillips, held as a material witness in the Glenn case because of her failure to report to police an alleged confession that the O'Connor girl made, waited at her home. She retained a lawyer, and earlier came to the defense of her friend Miss O'Connor, by saying the girl had "told the truth" about the Glenn case. WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (AP) Demands for a senate vote on tha controversial anti-lynching bill at the special session may prevent any quick revision of business taxes. Senator Van Nuys (D. Ind.), co-author of the anti-lynching proposal, said today he would insist that the senate stick to its agreement to take it up immediately after voting on the crop control program. An agreement on that point was approved formally in August. Senator Bailey (D. N. C.) suggested that sponsors of the anti-lynching bill, which he opposes, might be willing to sidetrack it for tax debate on the ground that the latter is of an emergency nature. But Van Nuys declared: "There is no reason in the world I1UL . IU lime l1 oiiu-ijih-iuhs bill after the farm program is out of the way. "We should dispose of the bill we have 70 votes in favor of it and then proceed quickly to o.her measures." County Highway Death Rate Is Above Average PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 26 (UP) A net operating income of $65,-328,108 for the first 10 months of this year, a decrease of $2,-699,776 from that of the corresponding period last year, was reported today by the Pennsyl-j L873 fatalities and 45,163 injuries vania railroad. I which were the result of 52,268 ac- HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 (UP) Highway death claimed 26 out of every 100,000 persons living in Pennsylvania during the first nine months of 1937, Revenue Secretary J. Griffith Boardman disclosed today. Out of 67 counties in the state only one, Sullivan, had no fatalities. Bradford county's toll was above the average for the state, with 13 deaths and 219 injured in 240 ac cidents during the nine-months period. The death rate for the county was 35.3 persons per 100,- 000 population. The death rate of 25.9 per 100,- 000 established an all time high, Boardman said, topping the rate cf 25 per 100,000 during 1936. This year's rate is based on cidents on the state's highways over the nine-month period. During 1936 there were 2,411 deaths, 50,854 injuries and 55,727 accidents in Pennsylvania. This year, Boardman announced, the system of recording accidents was broken down geographically in an effort to isolate the most dangerous districts. In six counties, he reported, the (death rate jumped to almost double the rate for the state as a whole. Monroe, 85.6; Juniata, 76.2; Butler, 63.4; Perry, 60.6; Bucks, 57.7 and Cameron, 53.3. Twenty-one counties had lower death rates than the state as a whole. They were in addition to Sullivan: Lackawanna, 15.5; Philadelphia, TO INVESTMENT F IS HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 (UP) The securities commission will ask the next legislature to clamp down on investment companies in Pennsylvania with a rigid system of state control. , Meeting today to study a report submitted by special investigator F. M. Barden, the commission indicated it would sponsor legislation to extend state supervision of the securities business to the type of control now exercised by the banking department over the building and loan business. This would include a special regulatory body such as the building and loan board ta supervise sale of securities in the state, require periodic reports of investment companies and curb unethical practices through suspension - of right to do business. MORTGAGE CHANGE T ROUS ROOF OF CATHEDRAL REPAIRED BY PRIEST (Continued on Page 13, Column 8) NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UP) The roof won't leak during the 35th anniversary of the Russian Cathedral of St. Nicholas next Sunday, because the Very Rev. Michael Maslov patched it himself. As dean of the cathedral, Maslov tried to raise $25,000 to replace the roof. Contributions were few and far between, so he got seven rolls of tar paper, three buckets of tar and went to work. Estimate expenditure by Dean Maslov $20. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26 (AP) A 10 per cent increase in the insurance value of mortgages on private homes under federal Mousing administration financing would result in an "an endless stream of foreclosures," representative Henry Ellenbogen (D. Pa.) of Pittsburgh, declared today. He wired President Roosevelt that he had learned from newspapers that such a plan was Lcing considered and predicted it would "bankrupt the mutual mortgage insurance fund set up in the national housing act of 1934." ( The proposal, Ellenbogen asserted, would permit the FHA to insure private mortgages on homes up to 90 per cent of the appraised value instead of the present 0 per cent. WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (AP) President Roosevelt said tpday ha wanted tax revision as soon us congress is ready to go ahead with it. , As further moves to restore confidence and stimulate industry tha president told his press conference he would send a message to congress Monday recommending legislation to spur private financing of a large scale housing program and another Tuesday proposing curtailment in the annual appropriations for federal aid in xoid building. A fourth step, Mr. Roosevelt disclosed, involves a presidential letter to department heads to anticipate federal purchases of supplies for the remaining seven months of the current fiscal year and to speed these up instead of spreading them over until June 30. Asked if he favored tax revision as an aid to business now, or at the regular session start;ng in January, the president joked with his questioner and asked f he had been reading the newspapers. Mr. Roosevelt advised reading his message to the special session which he said made very rlear that tax revision was desired. AWAITING m T ERNJUSTIC T I DDAY LEBANON, Nov. 26(AP) The nation's oldest physician looked back today on 105 years of life and found it all "very fine." Dr. William M. Guilford, whom the University of Pennsylvania claims as its senior living alumnus sat quietly in his comfortable two-story brick home and greeted friends who came to congratulate him on attaining another anniversary, his 105th. "When I went to Penn there were just two buildings," Dr. Guilford reminisced. "They were brick painted yellow." He was graauatea in itsoz. j LAS CRUCES, N.M., Nov. 26 (UP) Two bold young men from the east, who outfitted themselves with six-shooters, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots and tried to revive the obsolete business of robbing a train, were held today for a taste of western justice. They probably will be charged with homicide and robbery be cause they killed a railroad man in the scuffle. The Southern Pacific's transcon tinental "Apache" stopped yester day at Hachita. N. M., to deliver them to Sheriff R. C. Franey of Luna county. The passengers had pounded them unmercifully and tied them to seats. Henry Lorenz, 22, came west from Brooklyn. Harry Dwyer, 27, is a native of Haverhill, Mass. A passenger stuck out his foot in the aisle and tripped one of them. Trainmen and passengers were on top of him in an instant. The other robber turned to see, and he was grabbed His gun went off and the bullet killed W. L. Smith of El Reno, Okla., who was en route west to see his sick wife. Smith was a Rock Island railway man, riding on a pass. TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 Treasury balance Nov. 23 $2,624,086,765.86. (UP) waa

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