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1 ooDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1633 TVant Ad Headquarters, Court 4900 .THE PITTSBURGH PRESS Other Press Departments, Conrt 7200 NINE ROY SCHOOLEY, EX-TREASURER OF CITY, DIES Shared Title of 'Maker of Mayors' With Max G. Leslie KLINE ADVISER DIES ONCE PLAYED HOCKEY Rose From Athletic Manager To Director of Armstrong, Babcock Vote Drives pj sr I " y wmmmmmmmm i' v. A " , f 9 A ROY D. SCHOOLEY Roy D. Schooley. 53, former City Treasurer and who shared with the late Max G. Leslie the title ol '"Maker of Mayors," died in his Eloomrield home, 4740 Maripoe Street, last night. A long illness which started before he left the city treasurership under fire in the Kline administration investigation two years ago. caused his death at 8.40 p. m. Throughout- the last few months the ravages of his disease grew more intense and for four days preceding bis death he had been in a coma. In Politics for 20 Years Mr. Schooley was active in Republican political councils for more than 20 years. He was a nationally recognized hockey enthusiast and sponsor and his teams brought numerous amateur championships to Pittsburgft from 1915 to 1924. In 1931 he was president of the Pittsburgh team of the International Hockey League. He came to Pittsburgh early in the 1900's as a hockey player but soon abandoned playing to referee and do publicity work. He was secretary of the American Amateur Hockey Association for years .and was directing head of the Pittsburgh Athletic Club and Yellow Jacket teams which brought Pittsburgh national recognition in amateur circles. Eventually Mr. Schooley became a newspaper reporter on the Gazette-Times and Chronicle Telegraph, both of which lost their identities in the 1927 merger. Outstanding Strategist By 1910 he was covering City Hall and acting as political reporter. It was in this position that political leaders recognized the abilities which in later years were to make him one of the Republican Organi zation's outstanding stategists. rir-i nuiirtioii inr-r- When Joseph G. Armstrong ranjBbN LHArMAN, WIFE ior Mayor in ne named Mr. Schooley his campaign manager and, after his election, made him his secretary. Later in the Armstrong administration he became chief clerk in the Department of Public Works. These positions marked the beginning of a long career in the city's hign appointive offices. Aided Babcock Election FORMER CHIEF GOES TO PRISON One of 22 Persons Starting Sentences After Swindle Convictions Carnegie Savant Who Made Death His Life Work, Dies tary of the Department of Highways. This, however, never materialized. Governor Fisher giving the appointment to James L. Stewart, of Se-wickley. Opposed By Coyne Mr. Schooley's appointment as city treasurer was made over the strenuous opposition of State Senator James J. Coyne, who had broken with him two years before. It was one of the several differences which eventually led to a break between the Senator and Mayor Kline. For two years the city treasury-ship progressed quietly. Then, in October, 1931, on the heels of the City Supplies scandal, the Franklin Savings and Trust Company failed and it was disclosed that city money, there and elsewhere, was on deposit without the required legal security. Mayor Kline removed his treasurer, already a sick man, from office. Other discrepancies were found in the treasury's accounts and Mr. Schooley and Arthur G. Burgoyhe, his chief investigator, were indicted. Ray Piatt, former Ben Avon chief of police, who converted an auto accident into an insurance swindle to keep his wife from learning he had been driving with another wom an, today was starting a year in jaiL j So were Esther Odowski, his companion when the accident occurred, and Mrs. Helen Christianson, a friend. Mrs. Christianson's husband, Bernard, and William and Herman Odowski, brothers of the girl in the case, were paroled for 18 months as Judge Sylveter J. Snee passed sentence on the others yesterday. Ben Avon Residents All of those involved in the case live in Ben Avon, except the Odowski brothers, whose home is in Law-renceville. The prosecution charged that Piatt, while chief of police, drove his car into a pole and wrecked it while Miss Adowski was riding with him. The Christiansons and the Adowski brother, the prosecution contend, were riding in a car behind Piatt's and, at Piatt's suggestion, reported the two cars had collided and that Miss Odowsk had been in their car at the time. Collected $2,600 The girl and Mrs. Christianson collected a total of $2,600 for injuries which they claimed to have received in the bogus accident, ac tion which led to an insurance company investigation and the subsequent arrests. Sixteen others, 14 ment and two women, also were sentenced yesterday by Judge Snee for auto insur ance swindles. Their leader, Frank By that time, however, Mr. ; Gemellaro. was eiven five years in the workhouse. Schooley was too ill to face trial Burgoyne At Deathbed Only Mr. Burgoyne and the immediate members of the family were at the Bloomfield home when Mr. Schooley died, rie is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flora Hein Schooley, and two sons, Robert E. and Roy D. , Jr. Funeral services will be " held Thursday at 1 p. m. in the Homer E. Leslie funeral home, 7135 Bennett Street, where the body was taken last night. Burial will be in Smith-field Cemetery. lit) 1 J$? ''t ' Olaf Peterson's Greatest Paleontological Discoveries Were Fossils in Utah CHURCHES TO TAKE CLOTHES FOR POOR OLAF A. PETERSON KISS AND MAKE-UP He played a prominent part in the election of E. V. Babcock as Mayor Armstrong's successor and. as a result, became secretary and chief examiner of the Civil Service Commission. He also served the Babcock administration as super visor of the Bureau of Recreation, j In 1919 he plunged into his third successive, successful campaign, j 1 Suit Against Yankee Star With-' drawn. Second Honeymoon Started ! By The United. Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 14 Ben Chapman, New York Yankee I outfielder and his wife were en route j to California today for a "second honeymoon" after ironing out matrimonial differences. Mrs. Chapman suddenly withdrew a suit for separate maintenance last night as Judge W. M. Walker prepared a decree for issuance today. The reconciliation was a surprise to attorneys for both sides. The young couple "agreed to agree" and Other members of the gang received the following sentences: Angelo Sampegnaro, four years; Rose Gemellaro, three years; Ralph Cerroni, three years; Steve Oliver!, three years; Jerome Schultz, one year; Guiseppi Rettino, one year; Rose Oliveri, Sam Consiglio, Joseph Giordano and Elmer Hoover were paroled for 18 months; Giovanni Ruggiero, Leger Lagourin and James Politano, six months in jail; Joseph Ricco and Joseph Murphy, three months in jail. Gemellaro admitted that he directed activities of the gang, staged fake auto accidents and then inflicted injuries upon the wreck "victims" in his Oakland "House of Torture" so that they could pass medical inspection for damages. 'WASHINGTON TREE' CEREMONIES SET HUNTER IS WOUNDED BY ACCIDENTAL SHOT Patiohr o fro i f rr 4-Via T'K rr managing Robert S Cain's candi-1 w separated last in whe uacy a xvcyuuux um, v.ii- j Ben leffc fQr Yank training camp tMiccinnorchin i r In 1924 he was appointed to the Board for Assessment and Revision of Taxes, a post he held until his appointment as City Treasurer in 1929 after the death of Wallace Borland. Kline's Chief Adviser He had a leading role in Mayor Charles H. Kline's first election in 1925 and. by the time Mr. Kline came up for re-election in 1929, was one of the Mayor's chief advisers and his closest political confidante. The bitter primary election of 1926 found Mr. Schooley directing the Allegheny County campaign for John S. Fisher and George Wharton Pepper, gubernatorial and senatorial candidates, against Edward Beidle-man and William S. Vare. It was a close, hard-fought campaign, the Allegheny County majority winning Mr. Fisher the nomination and, subsequently, the election, although Senator Pepper lost to Mr. Vare. As a result of his part in Allegheny County it was understood that Mr. Schooley was to be Secre- Victim, Hit by Shot From Pal's Gun, in Hospital While hunting near Clairton yesterday, a Hazelwood man was accidentally shot in the back by a companion. The victim, James L. Ray, 32, locomotive fireman, of 250 Hazelwood Avenue, was taken to the Homestead Hospital by his companion. James Roach, of 5110 Second Avenue. Tablet to Be Unveiled by Garden Club of North Side The Neighborhood Garden Club of the North Side was to unveil a bronze tablet today commemorating the planting of an elm last year in honor of George Washington. The tree is located on the Ohio River Boulevard, at the traffic circle, north end of the McKees Rocks Bridge. Rev. Walter J. Marshfield, pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church, Mc Clure Avenue, North Side, will hold the dedication ceremonies. Mrs. R. R. Sanborn, 430 Teece Avenue, Belle-vue, is president of the Garden Club of 35 members. There are four other units in the city, all being members of the Women's National Farm and Garden Association. The "Washington trees" were planted throughout America last year in celebration of the bi centennial. BUILDING REQUESTS EXCEED $1,500,000 Loan and Grant Applications Filed With State Advisory Board By The United Press HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 Applications for loans and grants for construction to cost in excess of $1,-500,000 were announced today by the State Advisory Board for Public Works. Two applications for grants were from Montgomery County, $97,500, highways, and Kingston Borough, $3,020, sewers. Trusteers or the Pennsylvania State College asked for two loans aggregating $1,006,501 for buildings. Other loan applications were: Ben Avon, $50,000, highways; Allegheny County Authority, $31,108, bridges; Rochester, $12,000, sewers; Rochester Township, Beaver County, $14,870, sewers; Canonsburg, $88,000, sewers; Linesville, $12,700, sewers; Wyoming Hills. $11,428, sewers; Swarthmore, $90,000, schools; Washington Township, Franklin County, $80000. schools; Bethlehem, $115,000. electric Olaf A. Peterson, one of the world's foremost paleontologists, who spent much of his life unearthing data on prehistoric life, died yesterday at his Bradford Woods home. Mammals which roamed the earth millions of years ago were the objects of studies that made him a world authority. As a curator at Carnegie Musuem for the past 33 years, Mr. Peterson unearthed many rare specimens of prehistoric life and traveled to the far corners of the earth. His Greatest Discovery In a little case ' in Carnegie Museum is an exhibition of some of the late scientist's best work. The case houses three small animals. fossilized skeletons resembling mini ature hippopotami, which Mr. Peterson uncovered in Northwestern Utah. They were discovered by chance during a desert foray, and were the first of their kind known to scientists. The discovery bridged an important link with prehistoric life. But that is only one instance in which Mr. Peterson led science tt new knowledge of- old life. On a trip to South America Mr. Petersaa and a fellow scientist were the flr.jt white men to traverse the interior of Patagonia. Their written description of this expedition is regarded as a scientific classic. Born in Sweden Born In Sweden, Jan. 2, 1865, Mr. Peterson began his - studies in paleontology soon after being brought to America by his parents. In 1888 he worked with Dr. John B. Hatcher, engaged in skeletal research in Nebraska. Years of study at Yale followed and Mr. Peterson became conductor of research for the Princeton Museum. Coming here in 1900 he continued his researches, refusing always the academic honors offered him. He contended that works left behind were sufficient tribute to a scientist's merit. Mr. Peterson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ada Herman Peterson. Funeral services will be held this evening. Barrels to Be Placed in Vestibules For Collection of Garments Barrels will be placed in the vestibules of many churches throughout the city Sunday to receive donations of clothing as a part of the Pittsburgh Goodwill Industries annual campaign. Dr. A. G. Curry, director of the institution, reports the clothing will be repaired and distributed among thousands of needy people in the county. The drive will conclude Nov. 26. Lions' Dinner Stolen KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 14 Lions at the Swope Park Zoo were interested today in the search for a $20 horse stolen last night. The horse had been purchased for lion food. Homeless Boys Seek Shelter From Winter's Early Gales The spirit of wanderlust wanes when winter weather chills the air and open roads are swept with icy blasts. Young faces, once carefree, but now anxious and worn, are seen in ever increasing numbers on city streets where warmth "and companionship are sought. "You certainly cannot turn away a wandering or homeless boy," a statement today from the Association for the Improvement of the Poor said in reporting the mount ing influex of runaways and roam-ers. A Boy's Bureau has been estab lished by the association to shelter and feed the hundreds of youngsters who drift into Pittsburgh, Secretary H. W. Shepard announced. In each case efforts are made to contact the boy's home and reunite .him with his family. Since Januff y, there have been approximately 2,600 boys taken care of, it was said, with this month's w intry wreather responsible for a still greater increase. Of 299 youths sheltered in October, 292 were between the ages of 16 and 20. three being below 16. The majority were anxious to return home. The Travelers' Aid Bureau and Newsboys' Home are co-operating with the association in this work. BEAUTY OPERATOR ENDS LIFE IN HOME Crafton Hairdresser, in Financial Difficulties, Inhales Gas Financial difficulties were blamed for the suicide yesterday of a Crafton widow, proprietress, of a hair-dressing establishment. The body of Mrs. Catherine Schreyer, 55, widow, of 39 White Kt.rppt. Crafton. was found in her home. She had disconnected a hose j irom a gas pipe ana, placing a pu-low nearby, lay down in the bathroom. Mrs. Schreyer conducted the hair- dressing shop on the first floor and plant; Warren County Commission- lived in the apartment on the sec-ers, $30,000, municipal building. 1 ond floor. Height of Nonchalance DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 14 The height of nonchalance has been attained as far as Dallas police are concerned. 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