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LOCAL WEATHER probable light sleet tonight and tomorrow; slightly warmer; light variable winds. Mia. temperature for 24 hours . .22 Temperature at 12 noon ..38 United SWte Official Weather rorecait The Paper That Is Read In The Home Complete Associated Press Wire News Service - T7TZt iTino 1 1884. 20 PAGES PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1937 FINAL EDITION THREE CENTS U. S. Writer, Survivor, Says Paiiay Gunners Fought Back Shanghai Jim Marshall, magazine correspondent and survivor survivor of the Panay bombing, said today the Panay opened fire on the 'attacking Japanese planes when bombs started dropping and "kept herguns blazing until the last min- min- UtMarshan arrived in Shanghai by airplane today from Wuhu, angtze Wvcr port to which he had made his way after the attack which destroyed destroyed the Panay and damaged three Standard Oil Company ships Sunday. "The Japanese planes dropped 12 bombs around the Panay and the Standard Oil vessels," the writer related. "They came so low It was impossible impossible for them not to know the Panay was a foreign ship." "The visibility was excellent. "The first bomb hit the forecastle When the ship began sinking the captain ordered her abandoned. "All passengers and crew mem' tiers iumDed overside. 'r innrif? on the deck of the Meian (one of the Standard Oil vessels) and helped the captain pull up anchor to pet under way. "I was on the Meian when I was struck in the shoulder by shrapnel." Marshall was wounded severely but his condition was not serious. He was suffering from exposure and went to a hospital. Marshall said he had not seen Japanese launches machine-gun machine-gun machine-gun the Panay before she went down as reported by Colin MacDonald, London London Times correspondent, another of the survivors. i The American writer explained, however, that he had got to the nearest Standard Oil vessel j and aided in getting her underwayj and that when the second ship was bombed he was busy helping launch sampan lifeboats. i MacDonald had declared In a brief wireless message to the) Augusta Augusta that before the Panay Went down, with flags flying, crews of two Japanese launches machine-gunned machine-gunned machine-gunned the American gunboat and boarded her for inspection. Three survivors said the Fanay's machine-gunners machine-gunners machine-gunners remained at their posts, firing at the attacking Jap anese launches and planes, until they were forced to flee for their lives from the sinking vessel. Marshall's wife, not knowing tha. her husband was flying back to Shanghai, was overjoyed when she saw him at the Cathay Hotel. She said her husband needed a long rest to recover from exposure and the experience of the bombardment. bombardment. Japanese authorities, meanwhile, announced they had heard no reports reports of the machine-gunning machine-gunning machine-gunning episode episode and declined to comment. Miles Stores Announce Yule Bonus Persons In the Plainfield, New Brunswick and Perth Amboy stores will be among the 500 employes employes of Miles Shoes Inc., who will receive a Christmas bonus, which has been announced by the company. Said to be even more extensive than last year, the bonus plan will provide all employes with the firm a year or more with a full week's extra salary, payable the week of Dec' 20. Announcement said the plan also takes in store managers, who, In addition, are working on a special profit sharing arrangement. Last year Miles Shoes inaugurated inaugurated a vacation with pay and a week's bonus plan for Its employes. employes. Women Graduate From Girl Scout 'Course9 A group of 14 women, members of the Wednesday morning section of the general course in Girl Scouting Scouting which Mrs. Charles Himmels-bach, Himmels-bach, Himmels-bach, local director, has conducted for the last eight weeks at the Girl Scout House, "graduated" today as the course closed. Troop leaders, and members of troop and council committees in the class Included Mrs. Jeane Ackor Mrs. J. Milton Baker, Mrs. Marie C .airs, tielen F. Brown, Mrs Orrin G. Dodge, Mrs. Dorothy Lohr, Ws. Ralph I. Poucher, Mrs. Hamilton Hamilton Sweet, Mrs. T. J. Zeller, Mrs. Mm. ,tLni1e' Mrs- Mrs- Charlotte atthews. Mrs. O. H. Lounsberry, Mia Dorothea Hoffmeier and Mrs Lois Morgan. mI!ef!Uay, vng section will jeet for the last time next Tues- Tues- EARI-VG EARI-VG EARI-VG DATE SET 'wsey City-i-A City-i-A City-i-A City-i-A City-i-A hearinsr aocratic motions to quash State on A Stata ' . i . intn tZ J"i"rie woun inquiry Him gubernatorial election in dTS? County was fixed today for 28-the 28-the 28-the day the court investi-Kaaon investi-Kaaon investi-Kaaon was scheduled to open. T5 IV -'s. m fll 1 V I? Mil ' v.;r-?v v.;r-?v v.;r-?v ;: f i e- e- a w t "i , -mm -mm upons?1 SaV,ne yUr Good wu X r Officers of Plain field Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Lebanon, appeared optimistic as they peruse records of their lodge. Seated, left to right, are Harold W. Wilson, Past Grand Tall Cedar, and C. R. Lam- Lam- Boro Fathers ace ousy Weekend This weekend will be a busy one in North Plainfield municipal affairs. affairs. Friday night Mayor and Council will meet in adjourned ses sion to wind up the year's business. It is expected that the ordinance providing for the appointment of a captain in the police department will be adopted on final reading. This session will be attended by students of the high school, who have been elected junior officials in observance of "Borough Day." They will sit with the councilmen and have a part in the business of the evening. After the Council meeting there will be a caucus- caucus- of Mayor-elect Mayor-elect Mayor-elect Edgar F- F- Sheppard and the 1938 Council to discuss matters relative to the organization meeting New Tear's Day. According to present plans a successor successor to Mr. Sheppard as council man, will be decided upon, as well as some other appointment changes changes which are reported to be under consideration. ' Saturday from 3 to 9 p. m. there will be the official opening of the new municipal building for public inspection. Mayor and Council and other officials will be present to escort visitors through the building. Sunday at 2:30 p. m., Ball-Kirch Ball-Kirch Ball-Kirch Post, 265, American Legion, will present a large American flag to the borough at ceremonies at Somerset Somerset St. and Lincoln PL North Plainfield High School Band will play. Commander Robert J. Underbill Underbill will be in charge of the program. program. The flag will probably be accepted by Mayor Alexander Milne for the borough. Japan Adds New Regrets Tokyo (JP) Japan, already having having apologized and offered indemnity indemnity for war-like war-like war-like attacks on the United States gunboat- gunboat- Panay and three American-owned American-owned American-owned steamers was prepared today to go "even further if necessary" to meet the diplomatic emergency, government officials said. As an additional gesture of re gret, it was said, a national salute to the American Flag and military honors for the Americans killed Sunday in the Yangtze River incident incident were under consideration. The general public was deeply concerned, although the Japanese press published virtually nothing of the sentiment in Washington or tha United States and refrained from editorial comment. Square Dance Tonight Tonight at 8:15 Plainfield Rec reation Commission will stage its Yuletide Square Dance Party in Jefferson School. II. W. Walling's Orchestra will play. The night will be brightened by a trimmed Christmas Christmas tree. There will be no dance night next week. The New 'Year's "No. 1 Dance Night" will be hell Dec. 29. 'Tadpoles' Lunch With Gov. Harold G. Hoffman as a guest the "Tadpoles" lunched at Trenton yesterday. Present from Plainfield were Corporation Counsel Counsel William Newcorn and George J. Tobin. The "Tadpoles" are state of ficials, past and present, and contractors contractors doing business with- with- the state. To Sell Seals Junior League volunteers will sell Union County Tuberculosis League Christmas seala in the Post-office Post-office Post-office tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Miss Nannette Hoy will be in charge. FIREMEN CALLED Firemen were called to 443 Stelle Ave., at 1:29 p.m. today for a grass fire. Christmas Cards in boxes and packages. Estil's, 205 Park Ave. Adv. K2i Toll Cedars Prepare for Their 1938 - A v. .ft 7 M 4 1938 Auto Tags, Drivers' Licenses Legal Today Auto license plates and drivers' licences for 1938 are legal beginning today, said Motor Vehicle Agent Thomas M. Muir this morning and he warned only 11 more days remain lor persons to secure their new licenses. ' To avoid the last-minute last-minute last-minute rush, Mr. Muir said persons can have cars transferred immediately if they come to the office now. He said, there is one girl in the office who handles nothing nothing but transfers and emphasized that work can be done at present with a minimum of delay. Commenting on the business done this year, Mr. Muir reported sales so far were about $5,000 ahead of what they were at the same time last year and that the local agency was a week ahead on numbers for auto plates, with many large orders still to come in. Motorists are reminded there will be no more reserve numbers, the time for engaging special plates having expired Oct. 15. Mr. Muir reported nearly all the reserve numbers had been distributed and the last of the four-number four-number four-number plates was sold yesterday. ! At the time this was written, the last Union County plate sold was U40.836. Plates are sold In rotation, starting with the lowest number, and that continuity cannot be broken, Mr. Muir said. Local agency has plates for five counties, including Union, Middlesex, Middlesex, Somerset, Morris and Essex. Women Hurt In Collisions A slight accident in which Mrs. Philomena Checchio, Forest Rd., Scotch Plains, received an abrasion of the knee, was reported to police yesterday. According to Mrs. Elsie L. Moran, Johnston's Dr. Ext., Watchung, she was driving north on Watchung Ave., near the Green Brook bridge, when Mrs. Checchio stepped from behind a parked car into the side of her car. Mrs. Checchio Checchio was taken to a physician for treatment and returned to her home. : Police received a report In the mail today concerning an accident at Central Ave. and W. Fifth St. Saturday at 9:45 a. m. According to the report, cars driven by Lawrence M. Soltow, 45, 711 Pemberton Ave., and Miss Alma Thun, 309 E. Seventh Seventh St, of the Visiting Nurses' Association, Association, were in collision. 5 Miss Thun was taken to the office office of the Nurses' Association for treatment of lacerations, according to the report. The report says the car she was driving is owned by the Visiting Nurses Association. Bergen County Rocked Hackensack (JP) Residents of Central Bergen County reported an "explosion" at 7:45 a.m. today rattled rattled windows in their homes. Chief of Police Michael Vanore of Fair- Fair- lawn said it was so severe it nearly knocked him from bed. Calls' were received at newspaper offices here and in Paterson, but the cause of the disturbance was not learned No damage was reported. ' Swain's for beautiful inexpensive Christmas Cards. Open evenings-. evenings-. evenings-. Adv. 16 Forewarned Is Fore-Armed. Fore-Armed. Fore-Armed. Because "husbands specialize specialize in 'success' and come home tired at night" sheer boredom boredom will drive " women to start a sex battle for supremacy supremacy and within 1000 years they will "take over the country politically and economically," says an article quoting Dr. William Moulton Marston, a Harvard psychologist. psychologist. Sounds reasonable. Hope It's not too late to mention mention that good used hand-grenades hand-grenades hand-grenades and motorized artillery artillery should be advertised for - in The Courier-News' Courier-News' Courier-News' classified want-ads. want-ads. want-ads. Thla one won a peaceful battle: ITHACA .12 gauge hammer-less hammer-less hammer-less shotgun. 22 Chatham St., North Plainfield, N. J. Season Photo by R. II. Sears brt scribe. Standing, left to right, are: Donald-Warren Donald-Warren Donald-Warren ; R. A. Prudhon, Senior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar; Sydney Frasee, chamberlain ; Albert Han-sen, Han-sen, Han-sen, guide i Wilson E. Haver, GTC, and Daniel Reif-sneider, Reif-sneider, Reif-sneider, sentinel. Ten Alleged Gambling Games Seized Ten penny slot machines and a pin-ball pin-ball pin-ball game were seized by police police between 7 p. m. and 8 p. m. yesterday yesterday in a raid on various candy and cigar stores throughout the city. Det. Sgt. John V. Denny and Patrolman Frederick V. Dilkes conducted conducted the raid after investigations by them and Patrolman Jacob T. Jonas. The machines give money or merchandise merchandise as prizes, according to the police, in violation of a local ordinance. ordinance. The pinball game, of which luere are many in the city, yielded cash prizes, according to the police. Referring to the Tald, Chief of Police Charles A. Flynn said, "These machines -were -were confiscated because they were in violation of the ordinance. ordinance. We have an ordinance regulating regulating pinball machines and that law specifically states they are licensed licensed for "skill and pleasure." "The pinball machine picked -up -up last night was operated as a gambling gambling machine. The other machines which are small imitations of the five cents and 25 cents slot machines, machines, also were Illegal In that prizes were offered as inducements to play. "I cannot understand how peo-Dle peo-Dle peo-Dle can be so foolish as to throw their money away in these gambling machines. Widespread publicity has ehown the infinitesimal returns received on investments In the slot." Det. Sgt Denny said the machines seized were not owned by the pro prietors but were in the stores on a. percentage basis. He agreed with Chief Flynn a remarks. All places were raided at practically the same time to avoid any "tips" leaking out to the operators, stated Denny. Machines were taken from stores at the following addresses: 301 W. Second St.; 1472 E. Second St.; 515 South Ave.; 133 Watchung Ave.; 1123 W. Third St.; 141 Tark Ave.; W. Front St.; 459 W. Fourth St.; 410 W. Front St, and 304 W. Fourth St. Wed 45 Years Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tait, 1357 Belleview Ave., yesterday quietly observed the 45th anniversary of their wedding. The have been residents residents here for some time. Mrs. Tait is in charge of the clerical work in the clinic at Muhlenberg Hospital. QUEZON VICTORIOUS Manila A1 Returns from yesterday's yesterday's riot-marred riot-marred riot-marred election Indicated Indicated today a sweeping victory for President Manuel L. Quezon's Na-cionalista Na-cionalista Na-cionalista Party In provincial gubernatorial gubernatorial races. Women White House Pickets Of 20 Years Ago Meet to Map Drive for 'Equal Rights' Bill Washington (P) Women who picketed the White House $ nd went to Jail tor women's suffrage 20 years ago held their first reunion in the Capital today to organize a campaign for passage of an "equal rights" amendment. Attending the biennial conference of the National Woman's Party, delegates who had been in jail were recognizable by "prison pins" given them for "distinguished service'' In the war-time war-time war-time crusade for women's right to vote. Their leader In a Jail experience confession" symposium was Eetty Gram Swing of New York, a dynam- dynam- io little woman with bobbed gray Red Tape Used By Foes to Ban Roosevelt Wage-Hour Wage-Hour Wage-Hour Bill Washington (JPt Militant House blocs relied on Involved parliamentary parliamentary strategy today in their attempt to sweep the administration's wage-hour wage-hour wage-hour bill into the discard and substitute substitute more rigid legislation. Administration leaders expressed confidence, however, that they could sidetrack any serious threat to the bill, second item on the special session session agenda, and force it to pass age late Thursday. This was. the complicated situation situation confronting the House at noon: Chairman Norton (D-NJ) (D-NJ) (D-NJ) of the Labor Committee wanted to substitute substitute a reprinted version of the bill, containing several committee amendments, for the draft originally originally offered last summer. Democratic Democratic chieftains are backing the committee legislation. - Under the rules, any other substitutes substitutes had to be voted on before the Norton proposal was disposed of. At least six members, all from the North, or West, had substitutes ready. Adoption of any one of them would supplant the commit tee bill. All but two of the substitutes would impose uniform wage-hour wage-hour wage-hour standards on all industries in interstate interstate commerce and leave enforce ment either to the Justice Department, Department, or the Federal Trade Commission. Commission. One of them, introduced by Representative Representative Dockweiler (D-Calif), (D-Calif), (D-Calif), had the endorsement of the American American Federation of Labor. It provided provided for a flat 40-cents-an-hour 40-cents-an-hour 40-cents-an-hour 40-cents-an-hour 40-cents-an-hour 40-cents-an-hour 40-cents-an-hour minimum wage and a 40-hour 40-hour 40-hour week. The committee's bill, however, contained flexible provisions empowering empowering a government authority to fix minimum wages up to 40 cents an hour and" a work week of 40 hours or more. It would permit consideration of local economic conditions, living costs and freight rates in! determining such standards. standards. GOP Committee Of 100 to Be Nearer to 200 St Louis (JP) The select "Com-mitte "Com-mitte "Com-mitte of 100" men and women to draft a new declaration : of Republican Republican Party principles will be nearer a committee of 200 when finally completed, National Executive Committee Committee members disclosed today. ; One member who declined to be quoted explained the "policy committee', committee', will include approximately 130 men and 60 women. Sixty of the total will be under 45 years of age. Leaders of the conference first of its kind in party history made clear the main objective was to secure secure a . group representative of party interests regardless of number. number. When the task would be completed completed remained purely speculative. Kerney, Kidde Rebuke Council For 'Idleness' Trenton JP) Two members of the New Jersey Council, which has yet to function as an advertising medium for the Garden State, rebuked rebuked the Council today for what was termed a policy of idleness. In separate letters to George C. Warren Jr., Council chairman, James Kerney Sr., Trenton, president president of the New Jersey Press Association, Association, and Walter JCidde of Montclair, president of the State Chamber of Commerce, asked that an immediate program of activity be undertaken. Both Kerney and Kidde were recorded recorded as opposed to the tender of the $15,000-a-year $15,000-a-year $15,000-a-year $15,000-a-year $15,000-a-year directorship of the council to Governor Hoffman. Unsettled Weather Due, Says Pearson Unsettled weather tonight and tomorrow morning, with slowly rising rising temperature, is the forecast bv Cooperative Observer S. K. Pearson. Pearson. He says there is a possibility of sleet or freezing rain during that period. This will not be a big storm, but one of modified intensity. Yesterday, Mr. Pearson visited Watchung Lake to measure the thickness of the ice. He found 5 12 inches covering the large body of water with ideal skating condl tions. Yesterday's high temperature was 35 and today's low 22 degrees, New modern frames for your Christmas Photographs make the gift complete. Swain's, 317 W. Front St. Adv. - 16 hair who was jailed five times and who had been On hunger strikes twice Senator Burke' D-Neb), D-Neb), D-Neb), sponsor of the "equal rights amendment" in the Benate, said i would remove the last of Jury service restrictions for women, equalize wage-hour wage-hour wage-hour standard, and allow women to hold certain public offices from which they now are barred. Raw Milk Postponement After M arked by Intense Excitement Outside Police Expert to Analyze Force ere Favored By unanimous vote at last night's police board meeting it was decided to recommend to the 1933 board for its consideration the advisability of having an outLide police expert come Into the city to aid in analyzing, analyzing, surveying and reorganizing t e police department. Additional diuties for the expert would be aiding in. the supervision of appointments to chief and lieutenant lieutenant of the department. Lieut. Andrew L Saffron, in charge of detectives, detectives, will retire . in April and Chief Charles A. Flynn will retire in July. The board has decided to revert to the former rule of no parking on the west side of Somerset St Photographs taken on each day of the week showing congestion in this district were exhibited. Merchants Interested in . this action will be shown the photographs. The board believes North Plain-field Plain-field Plain-field is contemplating .a similar action in regard to parking on the (Please turn to page 8) Carl M. Beck Elected by Anchor Lod?e Anchor Lodge 149, F. and A. M., held its annual meeting last night at the Masonic Temple. Carl M. Beck of Dunellen, was elected to succeed George O. Stevens Stevens 2nd as the Worshipful Master. Mr. Beck has been a member of the lodge for many years and has served through all !e various offices. offices. As senior warden, the members elected H. W. WIIson7 a'local resident resident and Past Grand Tall Cedar of Plainfield Forest 84, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; junior warden, Donald Warren; treasurer, Robert Heron, P. M.; secretary, T. C. Vail, P. M. Mr. Beck appointed the following: following: Chaplain, Joseph Gilbert; senior deacon, Rolland A. Prudhon, present Grand Tall Cedar of he local Cedar organization; junior deacon, A. M. Giles; senior master of ceremonies, R. . E. Williams; junior master of ceremonies. H. E. Terry; senior steward, H. M. Hinkle; junior steward, W. A. Shearman; marshal, F. R. Wyn-koop; Wyn-koop; Wyn-koop; assistant marshal, H. A, Schilling; tiler. Nelson Van Winkle, and organist, Robert Humpston. Future Rkhts Are an Issue Washington (JP) The United States' protest to Japan against the bombing of the gunboat Panay, informed informed persons staid today, has served to raise the broader question question of the whole future of American American rights in China. President Roosevelt and Secretary Secretary Hull awaited a direct reply to the latter's formal note, which de manded not only adequate reparation reparation for the Panay sinking but also a guarantee of no further "unlawful "unlawful interference" with American rights. It was on that wider issue, re sponsible persons said, that a pos sible showdown might come in American-Japanese American-Japanese American-Japanese relations unlesa Japan agrees unconditionally to the United States' terms for an amic able settlement Most observers expressed the belief that nothing stronger than note-writing note-writing note-writing was indicated in the situation. While the Panay incident remained remained a principal topic of conversation conversation in diplomatic and Congres sional circles, a majority of House members signed a petition to bring about a vote on a constitutional amendment requiring a popula-referendum popula-referendum popula-referendum before the United States could declare war. Hoover Refugees Reach Manila Manila JP) Laughing and cheerful, cheerful, 453 passengers from the shipwrecked shipwrecked Dollar liner President Hoover were landed in Manila today today by the President McKInley. While salvage experts in Manila eYnresfled the odnion the President Hoover never would be refloated, salvagers from Hong Kong were expected alongside the liner today. It was feared bottom plates of the Unnver were rlDoed onen when she grounded on the Jagged reef Friday midnight DIES AT THROTTLE Phlladelnhla UPi William M. Rurd. 54. Trenton. N. J., engineman of a Pennsylvania Railroad express fmm Cleveland for New York, died at his po3t today as the electric train entered the city. a. . rn-gleman, rn-gleman, rn-gleman, his assistant, of Jamaica, N. Y., took over the controls. Famous Waterman and Spen-rm-Ian Spen-rm-Ian Spen-rm-Ian Spen-rm-Ian Spen-rm-Ian Fountain Pens and Sets, Desk Pads and Sets. Estil's, 205 Park Ave. Adv. K22 Ban Objectors Win Excitement ran high at the public hearing of the Board of Health on an ordinance banning the sale of raw milk in Plain-field Plain-field Plain-field after May 1, 1938. Objectors were roundly applauded and cheered as they spoke, and more than once the hearing threatened threatened to get out of hand. An appeal for fair play by one of the objectors was required to quiet the crowd at one point. Late News Flashes AT&T ELECTS New York Elihu Root Jr., New York lawyer, and David A. Crawford, president of the Pullman Pullman Company, Chicago, were elected directors of American Telephone & Telegraph Co., at a , meeting of the board today. DEATH IS ASKED Bridgeton (JPj Charging the killing of 26-year-old 26-year-old 26-year-old 26-year-old 26-year-old Albert R Witt five months ago was "pro-meditated," "pro-meditated," "pro-meditated," the state today asked a Cumberland County jury to return return a first degree murder verdict against Mark dinger, 25, of Millville. 3 DIE IN BLAST Hamilton, Ont (Canadian Press) An explosion In the Benzol Benzol unit of the Great Steel Company Company of Canada plant killed three workmen today. Only a half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen of the plant's 3,000 employes employes were in the inzol building building when the explosion occurred. SMUGGLING RUMORED Washington P) The National Conference for Legalizing Lotteries Lotteries said today it had unconfirmed reports that ships anchored off the American shore were supplying supplying speedboats with lottery tickets tickets for smuggling Into the United States. Japs Dig In At Nanking Shanghai (JP) Gen. Iwane Mat-sui, Mat-sui, Mat-sui, conqueror of Nankin?, was reported reported today to be setting up a headquarters in the fallen city from which to direct efforts of the Japanese Japanese armies to piece the interior of China. While the Japanese celebrated capture of the evacuated, capital, an army of its erstwhile defenders estimated estimated by Chinese sources at 140.000 men dug in' at Puchen, about five miles northwest of Nanking, for further combat The Chinese forces were reported throwing up fortifications along the Tientsin-Pukow Tientsin-Pukow Tientsin-Pukow Railway, across the Yangtze River from Nanking. ; Japanese forces still were mopping mopping up in the war-ravaged war-ravaged war-ravaged city, according to the meager advices filtering filtering through to Shanghai, and the casualties of the hand-to-hand hand-to-hand hand-to-hand hand-to-hand hand-to-hand struggle for Nanking apparently were enormous. Club Car Damaged W)O0 by Fire in Dniiellen Dunellen Damage estimated at $6,000 was done this morning to the "Netherwood," Central Rail road club car, which has carried thousands of commuters from this vicinity. Fire burst through the roof of the car early today, but was ex tinguished speedily by two engines from headquarters. Standing idle near the roundhouse, the interior of the car probably had been burning for several hours, an offi cial of the Central reported today. He believes gusts of wind from passing trains may have helped to fan the smouldering flames. Ho praised the firemen. - Loereh Renamed To Pension Unit Capt George Loerch was reelect ed representative of the City Pen sion Ccmmlssion at a meeting of policemen in heaiouarters this morning. Capt Loerch has held the office since his first election to the txKition In 1931'. It Is his fourth term. He was nominated unanimously unanimously for the position Nov. 29. The captain was firet appointed a policeman in 1916. He was made sergeant in 1924. lieutenant in 1928 and captain in 1931. The commission commission is composed of the Mayor, citv treasurer, one representative each from the police and fire departments departments and a citizen. Labor Status Discussed At Borough High Dr. Charles Weber secretary of Methodist Federation for Social Service, spoke yesterday at NPHS on "Unemployment and Labor Relations." Relations." Dr. Weber pointed out the numer ous defects of the labor situation which could be prevented through out the United States. "In this natron," the speaker said, "there is enough agricultural land to pro duce food in abundance for all the country." He further mentioned various cases In which food and other products were destroyed because because a price could not be acquired which would enable the producers to cover the cost of production. "Gifts That Satl3fy.w Exclusive showings. Estil's, 205 Park Ave. Adv. . K20 Hearing Action Deferred After the hearing the board unanimously decided to defer further further action on the measure until 5 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 29. With, one member absent, the ordinance was passed on first reading Nov. 10. Held in the Council chamber at City Hall last evening, the hearing attracted more than 150 packing-the packing-the packing-the adjoining conference room and overflowing into the District Court room. A number of men and women women stood for nearly three hours. Prominent among objectors were Mrs. DeWitt D. Barlow, wife of the Mayor; Mrs. Louise P. Iremonger, mother of Councilman Eastman Iremonger; Councilman-elett Councilman-elett Councilman-elett Hugh B. Reed 2nd and Councilman James F. Whitney. John Winans appeared a3 counsel for 12 milk dealers. Both he and Mr. Whitney submitted stacks of petitions against the ordinance, ordinance, j Speeches Limited President Stephen H. Voorhees of the Board of Health presided. He announced that owning to the number of people wishing to be heard, speakers would be limited to three minutes and to 10 minutes in the case of the representative of the milk dealers. They had been heard previously at an informal hearing before the ordinance was introduced. Mr. Winans objected when Mr: Voorhees announced objjetors would ba heard first. The attorney maintained reasons for enactment of the ordinance should be presented presented first. Emmet A. Quarles agreed that the point was well taken. So did Mr. Reed, who said he appeared as a citizen and raw milk drinker. He also objected "to questioning of the previous speaker, John Sikora, a milk dealer, as cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination on the part of Mr. Voorhees. Reed Cracks Wise Mr. Reed went on to state that he had drunk raw milk since he was a child. I might not have had the, brains to protest if I had drunk pasteurized milk,' he said to the rfeliht of the crowd. Mrs. Barlow held It would be an injustice to the children of Plain-field Plain-field Plain-field to deprive them of raw milk. She said physicians advised that ravr milk is superior to pasteurized milk. J. J. Ginder, 1122 W. Fifth St. read a quotation from the Diction- Diction- (Please turn to Page 11) One Is Killed, 4 Hurt in Car, Truck Crash Linden (JP) One man was killed and four fellow workmen injured, one critically, when an auto carrying carrying them home from work at the General Motors plant in Clark Township crashed with a heavy oil truck here late yetserday. William Cheesman, 40, a riveter from Windsor, Canada, who had been boarding in Elizabeth, was killed. The Injured: Ernest Jewel, Toronto, Canada, who was boarding in Elizabeth, in critical condition at Elizabeth General General Hospital. James Callahan, Elizabeth, at same hospital. James Gunn, Detroit, Mich., who lived with his wife in a Linden trailer camp, at St Elizabeth's Hospital, Elizabeth. George Swertson, Detroit, wh was boarding in Elizabeth, at sama hospital. Raymond B. Lembcke, 39, Eliza-be Eliza-be Eliza-be th, was held by police on a technical technical charge as driver of the truck. Roosevelt Establishes Another Precedent Washington (JP) President Roosevelt established another diplomatic diplomatic precedent today abolishing all pomp and ceremony, including" cutaway and striped trousers, in arranging to receive the new Nica-raguan Nica-raguan Nica-raguan minister. Dr. Don Leon de Bayle. The innovation was planned primarily as a time saver. Shop "Peacock" for gift3 Christmas Cards that are different at prices 5c to $3. Home made cake and candies- candies- Open evenings. 811 Hillside Ave. Tel. Plfd 6-1989. 6-1989. 6-1989. 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