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a " , Stillwell Clock Sets A uction Mark at $145 Gold Teeth for $3.50, at Same Price and Human Skulls at $11 Add to Thrills, of Sale Realizing $2,269 By JO HANSON Once Indians romped in the vicinity of the Stillwell Mansion at 95 Neck Road. marched through this street. Yesterday, under a hot sun, old timers of Gravesend, Coney Island and Sheepshead I Bay, as well as shrewd antique dealers from Manhattan's Madison Ave., and dowagers from Long Island and Park Ave. visited the house and viewed the contents which went undjr the auctioneer's hammer. Dr. Frederick Renaud Jr., who was the last owner of the house, died in December at the age of 75. Yesterday the Wise Auction Company came in, under the direction direction of the executors of the estate, the Central Hanover Ban and Trust Company and Frederick N Nauman of 21 Maiden Lane. With the aid of William J. Cole man, auctioneer, they proceeded to dispense with the many curious items abounding in the home, real izing $2,269. Visitors at the auction received an unexpected thrill when they discovered discovered two human skulls and human bones reposing on an open shelf beside a model of a steam engine. engine. W. F. Mangels, Coney Island, inventor inventor of amusement devices, was the highest bidder for the skulls. He paid $11 for the two heads and with them went a lathe and many tools. An old Weber baby grand piano went for $120 to George L. Kenmore, assistant controller of the Brooklyn Savings Bank. Mr. Ken-more Ken-more Ken-more also obtained a grandfather clock for $145 the highest price paid for any object in the auction. There was spirited bidding for the spinning wheel, which was sold for $55 to William A. Fluhr of Forest Hills. A wool wheel went to Mr. Mansels for $3. Gold Teeth Bring $3.50 Fred Brewster "or Coney Island captured a fine set of gold teeth for $3.50. The Stillwell coat of arms, "Hold Fast," was sold to Mrs. Elizabeth Stillwell, a relative, for $3.50. Among the old families present were the Suydams. Strykers. Van Brunts, Princes, Stillwells, Brew-sters, Brew-sters, Brew-sters, Bennetts and Mangels. Mary E. Dillon, president of the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company, was present, and Charles Ditmas. president of the Kings County Historical Society, was a close observer. MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER Miss Evelyn Focke of 97 Kenmore Place entertained Monday evening at a miscellaneous shower in honor of Miss Ida M. Hewitt, whose wedding wedding to Albert J. Zigray will take place on Saturday. . Those present were the Misses Helen Hewitt, Kay Sheehan, Anita Sheehan, Isabel Cunneen, Ruth Mann, Mary Byrne, Harriet Coots, Hazel Felt, Florence Houldcrost, Mrs. Joseph Fan-ell, Fan-ell, Fan-ell, Mrs. Irvini Hulse, Mrs. William S. Langdon. Mrs. George S. Burns, Mrs. Henry Hopkins and Mrs. Donald Dodge. 'Hold Fast' Coat of Arms Later George Washington an army of curiosity seekers, T n ticiory on dohus Crowns Career, Schwab Asserts 'Old Man' Faces Hostile Stockholders With Plea Vote Is Kept Secret Newark, N. J., April 15 (P Charles M. Schwab, "the old man" of Bethlehem Steel, apparently has won "the last star in the diadem" which crowns his years in the industry. industry. He appeared at a meeting of stockholders yesterday, faced a hostile faction and pleaded for ratification of the bonus system under which officers of the corporation corporation have received approximately approximately $36,000,000 in the last 14 years. The management, which he represented, represented, held proxies for 72 percent of the outstanding common and preferred stock. In their struggle to prevent a vote on the bonus system, system, a minority had carried the c. -a -a into court. Shortly Deiore the meeting was called the court ruled that a vote might be taken, but the result could not be entered in the minutes until t-w t-w t-w suit should be finally determined. determined. Risked Fortune, Schwab Says Mr, Schwab accepted responsibility responsibility for the bonus system. His defense of it was such that even dissenting stockholders sometimes joined in cheers and applause. "The crowning star in the diadem of long steel management is the approval that people give to what you have done," he said. "The old man won't be with you many years and I am not appealing on the ground of personality bui he would like to add to his diadem that one la i star of your approval of what I . has done." He recalled that he had risked his . -sonal -sonal fortune in Bethlehem on every occasion up to 1918. From 1901 to 1907 he worked without salary. In the next 12 years it was $50,000 annually. From 1921 to 1929. as chairman of the board, he was paid $150,000, and in 1930 the board of directors, without his knowledge, r: ised it to $250,000 a year. "Now," he said slyly, "I'm damned if I ain't going to get a salary commensurate commensurate with my services." The bonsus system, he said, was an incentive to effort. In one year the plan added about $1,600,000 to ths $12,000 salary of Eugene O. Grace, president of the corporation. He added that he had placed Mr. Grace "on a pedestal" so that he would live up to his position, and that he believed, with the late Andrew Andrew Carnegie, it Tas necessary to make men feel big and act big to accomplish big things.

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle15 Apr 1931, WedPage 19

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)15 Apr 1931, WedPage 19
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