Notes on Daily Local News
compiled by Justin Grisin
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.
The Senate is investigating a small group of corporations to check for supposed monopolization of food prices.
Senate passes bill allocating 20,000,000 dollars to farmers affected by drought.
Major General Smedley Butler gives speech at American Legion about the future plans of the Health and Welfare Council.
The director of the unemployment office decides to use men as caddies to allow then to have employment.
Locals raise $90 to aid those on welfare by playing bridge and other games.
Officials found stills used in the manufacture of alcohol on the farm of a constable and arrested him shortly after. He claims his tenants were running the still to mkae liquor and he had no idea it was there.
Protests at Democratic National Convention erupt between supporters and haters of the 18th amendment. The Democrats wish to repeal the 18th amendment.
Internal strife between wet and dry Democrats split the party at their national convention.
West Chester Civic Association carry heaviest burden in history. The effects of unemployment and the depression are taxing the agency as they help provide food, coal, and clothing. They are calling for donations.
Because so many Lutheran clergy are out of work, the United Lutheran Churches of America asks [JJ: seminaries?] to weed out students who are not first class.
Senate gets bill that wants to train an industrial police force to be used in iron and coal producing facilities that will be paid for by the State.
Elizabeth Murry will move back to West Chester after retiring from the movies.
It tells how corn starch is a great item for people to use around the house. Also tells how buying it helps the corn industry and keeps corn prices stable.
Market area of West Chester gaining many new businesses after others leave or close up.
Harold Chambers donated a truck load of potatoes to Kennett Square welfare committee to be distributed to the needy.
Officials of the United States Lines condemned a liquor raid on one of their ships, the S.S. Republic, as it was anchored in the harbor at Philaelphia before leaving for the West Indies.
Amos Woodcock announced plans to increase prohibition enforcement army by 500 officials to stem big bootleggers.
After hiring John Alpine as special assistant to the Secretary of Labor, President Hoover announced a $500,000 appropriation to expand U.S. Employment Service.
Oxford business men agreed to form an alliance called the Oxford Community Association to help businesses cope with any situation that might come along.
Bondel bakery cuts 2 cents off breads prices. Town appreciates cut in price. [JJ: The 1932 West Chester Borough Directory has a listing for a retail bakery owned by "Bug Bandel" at 135 W. Gay St.]
There was a lage turnout by union members at Malvern Methodist Church for play about the passion.
Speculators lose money as the price of eggs fell from 40 cents to 25 cents a dozen.
This article tells about differences in the prices of homes, food, and clothing. Says supply does not equal demand.
John Baccino, a mushroom farmer, was arrested for having 70 half barrels of beer hidden in a mushroom house.
At a meeting of the Philadelphia-area Methodist Church, Rev. Roberts went over issues such as prohibition and the business depression.
General Smedley Butler turned over a check to the committee for unemployment relief for $325 that he earned making speeches.
A report by the emergency employment committee of Coatesville says that they provided 172 new jobs since its inception in late 1930.
Senator James Davis visits moose to discuss mortgage burning.
The association of Methodist laymen called on people to support prohibition and raise voices against modifying or ending the 18th amendment.
Governor Roosevelt of New York was forced to make the decision to sign the bill urging Congress to repeal the 18th amendment.
Sec. of Commerce Lamont takes unemployment survey, says unemployment down.
Two men asked L. E. Simmons of Seattle where to find a drink. After he told them, they arrested him, seized the still and fined Simmons $50.
New York City hires the jobless to do painting, sweeping, cleaning, plumbing, building, and hauling.
Ontario man kills his two daughters and his sister-in-law for disagreeing with Communist doctrine by shooting them with a .22.
Treasury Dept. predicts a deficit, a loss of 40% from the previous year. They predict a 700,000,000 deficit.
With no wheat market, and low prices, farmers urged to lower yield by 20%. Federal farm board said they are not buying any of the 1931 crop and they were at the end of their rope.
Prohibition officials confiscate 344 bags of liquor valued at $40,000.
Prohibition officials raided the Philadelphia Opera House for liquor but found none.
Sec. of Banking Gordon calls for condition of all banks under state banking dept.
The Standard Mushroom canning company closed its doors.
Asst. Secretary of Commerce Klein sees pickup after large scale buying by retailers.
The federal government charge a sugar corporation fixed prices to oppressive levels. [JJ: Which sugar company?]
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