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mi it a; ll. -..Ill BROOKLYN JIAILY Ji,,: TOE WEA TITER 7 0. 8. Wrathcr Boreas FAIR, NOT SO COLD TONIGHT; TOMORROW, WARMER. Temperature 19 m JU Year ago (clear) 4.1 Mean average 10 yean aame date.,.. 31 Ul': WE DO OUR PART 93d YEAR No. 23 ENTERED AT THE BROOKLYN POST-OFFICE AS 2D CLASS MAIL MATTER NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1934 LEHRENKRAUSS SEIZED; $800,000 THEFT CHARGE Mortgage Firm Head Arrested at Residence -$35,000 Bail Asked by Geoglian - Lawyer Says Ranker Is Broke ami Friends Gone Julius LehreDkrauss, 66-year-old head of the bankrupt mortgage and finance firm of J. Lehrenkrauss & Sons, committed larcenies amounting to "close to $1,000,000," District Attorney Geoghan said today, following the financier's arrest at his home, 195 Prospect Place, a few minutes before 9 a.m. He was taken into custody by Detectives Martin Cannon and Charles Pritting on a warrant issued after his indictment for first decree grand larceny yesterday. Other indictments may follow, Mr. Geoghan said. Waits Four Hours Taken to the Bergen St. station. Lehrenkrauss was finger-printed and photographed, and then taken to the district attorney's office, where he waited for four hours before Geoghan returned from the funeral of John H. McCooey. In half an hour's talk, the prosecutor was unable to get either a denial or confession of the charge against him. He was accompanied by his attorney, Charles Goldenberg, who revealed on his client's behalf that Lehrenkrauss was "broke" and friendless. That came when Geoghan said he would ask for $35,000 bail at the arraignment before County Jmlge Nova later this afternoon. Friends Gone, He Snyi "It is impossible," the attorney said, "for ' us to supply uch an amount or to come anywhere near it. All that Mr. Lehrenkrauss has are the clothes on his back. He could not raise the $750 premium for a $35,000 bond. All his friends have gone back on him." "I'm sorry," the District Attorney replied, "it doesn't give me any pleasure to send a man who has been a respected citizen in the corn-Continued on Page 2 Mortgage Head in Custody y n. 'v it.- i - Julius Lehrenkrauss at President O.K's Gold Plan Limit Senate Told He Will Accept Change Board Control Is Opposed Washington, Jan. 24 (P) President Roosevelt sent word to Congressional leaders today that he was Aw. " if""! -jJjffl. District Attorney's office. Hotels Facing Waiters' Strike 50,000 May On it, Tulip Dining Rooms Waldorf Is Crippled New York was confronted today with the prospect of a city-wide strike of waiters, cooks and bus boys Welfare Island Prison 'Raided' By MacCormick Warden Relieved His DeputyArrested Gangs Broken Find Drugs Commissioner of Correction Austin H. MacCormick, with a detail of police and a staff of assistants, paid a surprise visit to the Welfare Island penitentiary today, relieved Warden Joseph A. McCann of duty, placed Deputy Warden Daniel Sheehan "under military arrest" and after an inspection declared: "Of all the prisons I have visited throughout the country, this is the worst. It is bad physically and from every other standpoint." The Commissioner found, he said, that the penitentiary was practically under the control of a crew of favored racketeers, who occupied special cells in "Politicians Row," in the hospital of the Administration Building, and compelled other prisoners to wait on them. Find Drugs A search of one wing of the prison iisclused the presence of drugs, hypodermics, knives, knicked Continued on Page 2 I Moves to Cut Land Awards indels Seeks to Slice Appraisals by Millions Wants New Experts Corporation Counsel Paul Windels today plunged into his investigation of condemnation awards and procedure that have cost the city taxpayers millions of dollars. At tlv; same time he sought co-operation of real estate boards throughout the city to root out the evils of the sysem. Following his revelation yesterday that during the last four years the city has paid 12 real estate experts a total of $1,241 .431.44 in appraisal fees, he moved to ask the heads of the real estate boards to suggest a list of competent appraisers who would be willing to work for the city on a reasonable basis. Lists 15 Appraisers Anton L. Trunk, president of the New York City Real Estate Board, the first to receive Windels' request, promptly submitted a list of 15 men. CITY, PAY TO Crowd Outside 1 Picture shows general view of crowds Church of Our Lady of Victory, Throop

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 24 Jan 1934, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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