Notes on Daily Local News
compiled by James Bencrowsky
Disclaimer: These notes on articles from the West Chester, Pennsylvania Daily Local News were collected for specific research projects related to industrialization and the Depression of the 1930s. They do not include all of the articles in any issue, nor do they contain all of the information in any particular article. While every reasonable effort was made to insure its accuracy, information on this website is presented AS IS without warranty, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. It is intended as a resource for historians, and nothing more. To report an error, make a comment, or submit notes on additional articles, please contact Dr. Jim Jones.
Reporting from New York, N.Y.: Hidden wealth revealed by stock prices at bargains. Returning Confidence seen prompting exchange to close for two days. Wall Street began to revise its estimates of the recuperative power of the country, amazed at the flow of hidden national wealth which bargains stock prices had brought out.
Reporting from Washington D.C.: The measure would require the census takers to ask all citizens whether or no the favor modifications of the prohibition law to permit the manufacturing of light wines and beer.
Reporting from California: The Grape Industry is to be surveyed immediately by the federal board to obtain a basis for a program to be formulated in time to be applied to the 1930 California grape crop. Later to be used in NY, MICH, and any other grape producing state.
Two men killed and one arrested in a capture on lake Erie by coast guards. Three men were transporting liquor from Canada to the United States.
Clarence Raymond, 20-year-old West Chester Negro who was witness in a liquor law violation case at court yesterday was arrested on the charge of perjury. Dominick Purise [Parise] of West Chester, defendant in the case, was given a nine-month jail sentence.
Forty employees of the Montgomery Ward & Company enjoyed a Halloween party in the store building on West Gay Street last evening.
Reporting from Detroit, Mich.: The Ford Motor Company today reduced prices on its models from $15 to $100, saying this was a "Contribution to assure a continuation of good business throughout the county.
The supervisors of East Nottingham Township were yesterday awarded $1000 in county aid for Roadwork.
Annual donation day at the homeopathic hospital yesterday was tendered a gracious response from the people of West Chester along with nearby communities.
The state of Pennsylvania charged Frank Horvath of Phoenixville with violation of liquor laws.
The West Chester Community Chest plans to raise $47,290 for philanthropic & welfare activities in the borough. This year, a new group of Italian-Americans led by Cesar di Marzio and Frank Tarrizzi will help out. The voluneers will be organized into six teams of ten people.
Standard Oil company signed a contract to build a distribution center on Maple Avenue in West Chester. Construction will commence as soon as possible.
Reporting from New York, NY: The activity of the stock market this last week demonstrated conclusively the role of the Trans- Atlantic telephone.
Reporting from New York, NY: The stock market is still closed, however, the brokers were on hand and straightening out their affairs after the trouble of the last week. General opinion is the market has finished its break, but others say the recovering was too rapid and may have bad consequences.
Work on Coatesville's Carbonization Plant suddenly halts, throwing 300 men out of work. Management gives no word regarding when work will resume.
Licenses cards of 68 drivers were revoked and of those, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles suspended 58.
The first talking picture of a criminal's confession will be introduced in a court trial here today.
Investigations into men posing as ex-service men looking to receive aid. (JB)
The Soviet govenment in Moscow hopes to obtain 300 skilled American technicians & engineers for work at the Stalingrad tractor factor. They hope to increase production output form 10,000-25,000.
On the first day of the fundraising campaign, the West Chester Community Chest received a total of over $21,000 in subscriptions. Their goal is to reach $47,290
Schuylkill Township will receive $16,987, largest quota of $84,000 appropriated for roadwork.
Markets to close early for municipal elections.
Another street corner is being rounded to give more driving space. The improvement will be a valuable one to drivers on Church & Gay Streets.
Ministerial Associations of West Chester pledge their support to local campaign by the Community Chest.
On November 22nd one representative from the Chester County Trust Company and another from the Farmers & Mechanics Trust Company will meet to discuss a potential merger.
The New York Stock Exchange plunged down 15,000,000. They will hold only a short session on Friday.
Reporting from Washington D.C.: A Federal Grand Jury will decide today whether to continue its investigation of a liquor party given by a group of senators.
The Chester County Trust Company merged with the Farmers & Mechanics Trust Company to form a new Chester County Trust Company. The treasurer is Norris S. Ingram of West Chester.
On November 7, 1929, the West Chester Community Chester took in more than $3600.
Douglas Davis sped from N.Y. to Atlanta, Georgia, in five hours. He only stoped once for gasoline.
Clarance Raymond, a West Chester Negro, was given a hearing and returned to jail to await trial.
The Automotive and Itialian-American groups of the West Chester Community Chest reached their quota for fundraising.
Volunteers of the Community Chester will meet on Tuesday at noon. They hope to complete their fundraising.
The New York Stick Exchange will open only until 1pm everyday this week.
Workers will make final reports at tomorrow's meeting. With more than $41,400 in hand, officals hope that they will reach their goal.
The Sharples Milker Company petitioned the courts yesterday for the right to dissolve its business. It was incorporated in 1901, but stopped manufacturing in 1926. On November 12, 1929, the stockholders of the company voted to dissolve it. The company owes $112,114 to Philip M. Sharples and $18,176.67 to the Sharples Separator Company.
Reporting from Washington D.C.: In a speech, President Hoover said that nations must agree that starvation must not enter war plans. "Humanity be shown to every nation."
Reporting from Washington D.C.: District Attorney Leo A. Rover announced that he will continue his campaign to drive bootleggers, gamblers, and other lawbreakers out of Washington.
Volunteers of the Community Chest met to deliver final reports, hoping that quota for 1930 will be raised full.
Reporting from Flint Michigan: Bank employees took $3 million, the lagest theft in United States history. They took the money in order to play on the stock market.
Telegrams pour into the White House congratulating president. Praise was given to President Hoover for his comments regarding global humanity (JB)
Fifty thousand Greeks, many of which have been living in Russia for generations without surrendering Greek citizenship, have began an exodus from the Soviet Union.
When the New York Stock Exchange opened this forenoon, there were gains in many securities but there were drops in other areas.
Th West Chester Community Chest collected $43,405 in its November 1929 campaign, the second highest total ever collected.
The President of Rochester Gas & Electric Company, a self- made millionaire, killed himself in his Rochester home after he lost over a million dollars in the stock market.
Business and political leaders discussed the nation's business & economic affairs at a conference. The government may reduce taxes by $160,000,000 in next year.
Reporting from New York: Confidence restored as government promises quick aid.
W. Hall Brown, 35, committed suicide by shooting himself after losing in stock market.
Prices on the New York Stock Exchange were up from one to five points, though today's start was not at as fast a pace as yesterday.
President Hoover announced that the govenmetn plans a huge construction program for the entire country to offset the stock market's reaction. Hoover is confident in the ability of United States to cooperate to insure future prosperity.
The West Chester Community Chester announced that it had received additional gifts at a meeting of the executive committee.
President Hoover's sessions with business leaders start tomorrow. Railroad heads will be first to confer with the president in regards to president's conditions.
Factory employment and wage payments to industrial workers, which had been increasing for two years, stay steady.
Better streets would assist. Manufactures in West Chester have been asked by the Daily Local News, with the knowledge and cooperation of Burgess George J. Brinton, to say whether they think the people of West Chester could do anything jointly or separately to encourage production here and marketing in further corners of the world.
The First National Bank remodeled its 1912 building. The 1912 floor plan placed the staff in the middle of the main floor and provided two aisles to either side for the customers. In 1929, the floor plan was remodeled to place the tellers along one side, office cubicles along the other and provide room for customers in the center of the floor. The new plan was designed by Simon & Simon of Philadelphia (designers of the Fidelity Trust and Strawbridge & Clothier buildings in Philadelphia) and the contractor was Jefferis Brothers of West Chester.
The editors of the Daily Local News asked everyone in West Chester to say a good word for their hometown, in order to encourage workers.
Experiments are now in progress to test a new heat control device invented by Joseph Belt of West Chester. If it is successful, it may mean added business for West Chester.
Reporting from Kentucky: The first whiskey legally manufactured in the United States since September 1917 was run into charred barrels. While Government officials overlooked he whiskey was poured into charred barrels to makes it suitable for sale for medical purposes.
Authorities must now approve the merger of the Chester County Trust Company and the Mechanics' Trust Company of West Chester, after their stockholders ratified the proposal at public meetings on Friday the 22nd.
As winter comes on and outdoor employment for men decreases, there will be a temptation on the part of some to under take the business of poultry lifting. [chicken theft]
Over-zealous to sell his load of "apples", W. K. Granger, of Rock Run, is in jail this morning. The apple huckstering was a myth. It was really liquor the man was selling and the apples were just a camouflage. [alcohol]
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