The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1928 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 2

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 10, 1928
Page 2
Start Free Trial

TWO Pittsburgh D&y hy Day Metallurgist Tells Why-Pittsburgh Will Remain A Great Steel Center. This City's Significant Alliance Between Universities and Industry. Resources of Great Plants Are Opened To Technical Students. A Street Dialogue On What Ails The Present Age. T TTT5 A XT V f TJT A PDTfP AMONG the many good things in the University of Pittsburgh quarterly. The Pittsburgh. Record, to which we have been intending lor a week or more to make special reference, are the articles by Dr. S. L. Goodale and Dr. C. S. Coler, both of the university faculty. Dr. Goodale writes about the Pittsburgh steel industry, particularly with reterence to the question -whether it can hold its own. (Dr. Goodale is professor of metallurgy). Dr. Coler writes in regard to the special facilities and opportunities for technical education in an industrial center such as Pittsburgh. w1 rHILE no one center in as vast a country as ours can hope j to retain forever the over whelming primacy (almost monopoly) of iron and steel manufacture once enjoyed by Pittsburgh, this city and district have certain marked advantages for steel-making which are lasting. First, we are in the midst of a highly developed region of enormous population. Second, we have not only large railway systems, but three important navigable rivers. Few cities are so favorably located for the assembling of raw materials and the distribution of manufactured products. Third, we have a moderate climate that permits continuous operation of plants at all seasons without interruption or heavy expense ' to overcome bad weather conditions. Fourth, we have the industrial leadership, and the experienced skill which count in steel manufacture as well as in any other industry. This skill and experience are exhibited not only by the managers but by the workmen. PITTSBURGH'S labor supply for the steel industry." to quote Dr. Goodale, "is probably the best in the world." President Wm. G. Clyde of the Carnegie Steel Company says the same thing. We aren't going to lose the steel Industry, by a long sight. But that is no reason why we should not make a determined effort to secure certain other important industries closely allied to our great steel, glass, and aluminum industries. Take airplane manufacture, for instance. It will be our own fault if Pittsburgh does not become the greatest center of airplane manufacture in the country. D1 kR. COLER in writing about the relation of the university to industry quotes Abraham Lin coln's remark that "educated people must labor." The problem of combining labor and education is among the outstanding ones of the day. Dr. Coler 's article is based on the wholly reasonable assumption that there is no American city better fitted than Pittsburgh to aid materially in solving that problem. The arrangement that has been worked out between the university and the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, for instance, for training of students in engineering and scientific research has excited decidedly favorable comment in educational circles all over the United States. THIS co-operative work between the university and industry is capable of important extensions, making it really one of the most significant of recent educational developments. Instead of going away from Pittsburgh to be trained for life, young men in ever increasing numbers are going to come to Pittsburgh. The more worth-while young men are. the more seriously ambitious they are, the more will the exceptional opportunities of Pittsburgh as an educational center (education meaning practice as well as theory) appeal to them. We have already referred several times in this column to the intimate relations with industry that have been established at Carnegie Tech by President Thomas S. Baker and his large staff of able assistants. None of Pittsburgh's assets is more valuable than these two splendid institutions, Pitt and Tech. TWO of our burghers were walking along Grant st. yesterday when one of them, who kept craning his neck and looking up at the new Grant building, ventured to remark that it was a pretty tall structure, to which the other re ported: "Oh, 1 don't think it's so high." That provoked number one to say: "Oh, the dickens it isn't. Who are you to turn up your nose at a building between 400 and 500 feet high? I suppose nothing lower than a Woolworth building even attracts your notice, although you don't run over to New York any oftener than I do myself. "Say, Bill, do you remember when both you and I thought the old Ham ilton building on Fiitn ave. ime one ; next to the State movie house) I was a wonder? "I think it's nine stories high, and people used to come all the way from Youngstown and Latrobe and Butler to see it. Both you and I used to swell up when we took them to the top of It, too. "And now you Just give a careless and condescending sort of glance at the Eiffel tower. Tou make me tired. Bill. You're rotton spoiled like most of us nowadays, grown-ups and children alike. Save a cigar." Rotogravure Sunday Contest at Pines. A contest will be held tonight at The Pines, Perrysville rd.. to select the most attractive couple among the dancers. A prize will be given. The Wash-Jeff. Nine continues to furnish dance music. The Ladies Auxiliary society of Beaver Falls will hold their annual picnic at The Pines Thursday. Want Ad FEAR AROUSED BY SILENCE OF MENJN NORTH Finnish Aviator Prepares for Flight Over Ice Encampment. Copyright. 1923, by United Press. Virgo Bay, Spitzbergen, July 10. Eight hours' silence from the four haggard, starving men left on the dirigible Italia ice camp off North East Land caused the utmost alarm here today and Lieut. Sarko of Finland prepared to take off at once to fly over the camp. Just after midnight this morning, Giuseppe Biagi, radio operator at the camp, sent off a despairing, heartrending message that told of the desperate condition of himself and his companions. "We are losing courage and are increasingly despondent," he said. "Rush help to us quickly. Rescue seems so near and yet so far." At 8 a. m. today there had been no communication since that message, and ordinarily the early morning is utilized for sending messages frequently. AIRMAN VOLUNTEERS. So great was the alarm among rescue leaders that Lieut. Sarko volunteered to start out immediately to look over the camp, hoping that his visit would lend the suffering men fresh courage. The four men, on the ice floe, headed by Lieut. Alfredo Viglieri, previously had been reported as losing hope of rescue. Dispatches told how the men were undernourished, unkempt ana suner-ing acutely from cold and exhaustion. Their plight is pitiful, because the ice is melting so swiftly that it is next to impossible for a plane to land. Capt. Thornberg of the Swedisli expedition sent word that relief must be carried to the men within a few days, otherwise they must be abandoned to their deaths. HOPE FOR OTHERS GONE. All hope has been exhausted for saving six other men three members of the Italia group and the Capt. Sora relief expedition of three. They cannot be found and probably died on North East Land. Meanwhile relief expeditions collaborated for a final search for the six men of the Roald Amundsen party and the six men of the Italia who floated away with the envelope of that craft. If this search fails, the 12 men will be marked off as died additional vicitims of the catastrophic flight of the dirigible to the north pole. Rotogravure Sunday BOOSTS DIVORCE, RAPS COMPANIONATE IDEA Vanderbilt, With New Bride, Gives Views On Matrimony. By The United Press. Chicago, July 10. Divorce and remarriage is more honorable than a companionate arrangement was the opinion expressed here yesterday by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., former publisher of tabloid newspapers in California and Florida. Vanderbilt arrived in Chicago with his bride, the former Mrs. Waldo Logan of Chicago, whom he married in Reno. Nev., recently. At the time of the marriage, Vanderbilt had been divorced from his former wife while his bride had obtained her divorce only 20 minutes previously. "Divorce is much more honorable than companionate marriage," he said. Rotogravure Sunday COURT REFUSES TO OPEN JUDGMENT IN NOTE CASE Judge Patterson Ignores Made By Executors. Claims The contention that a part of the amount represented in a note for $3,256 upon which judgment was entered represented gardbling debts and payment for moonshine, was ignored by Judge Frank P. Patterson in an opinion handed down in Common Pleas court yesterday. The petition filed by the estate of the late Joseph M. Braum, in which the court was asked to open judgment and permit a defense to be entered, was refused. The note was given by Braum during his lifetime to Anthony Cortelli, who was associated with him in the contracting business and conducted a commissary in connection with contracting jobs performed by them. Rotogravure Sunday TESTIMONIAL DINNER Members of Printing House Body Honor Craft Head. William A. Shields, president of Pittsburgh club of Printing House Craftsmen, was tendered a testimonial dinner by members of the organization at the Hotel Henry last nieht The occasion signalized the recent election of their president to th nrejadencv of the William G. Johnston Co. He succeeds R. A. Patterson. Jr., who was recently killed by lightning while attending a class reunion at Princeton uni versity. . Henry Russell Miller, on behalf of the 60 diners present, presented the guest of honor with a valuable hand bag and a special brochure contain ing the individual autographs or tne donors. Shields went to work for his firm in 1903 as messenger boy, and since that time he was promoted from one department to another until he was finally made president. James M. Spence presided. Rotogravure Sunday AUTOISTS BURNED Machine Upsets, Takes Fire With Men in Wreckage. Special to The Pittsburgh Press. Bridgeport, O., July 10. Emest Watson, aged 21, of New Athens, O., was probably fatally burned, while Merle Kelley, aged 19, of Neffs, O., was seriously burned early today when the automobile in which they were riding upset and burned near here. Both are in the Martins. Ferry hospital. Hospital attendants said Watson cannot recover. They were taken from the burning car by passing motorists. Headquarters, Grant 4900 Bov's Dream Saves North Side Families When fire broke oat in a two-story frame house at 3166-68 Mc-Clure ave., Woods Run, early today, Billy Nemeth, aged 3, dreamed that his home was on fire and awoke to find the dream true. Billy's screams aroused other members of the family from their sleep enabling them to escape. Left to right are shown Biliy Nemeth, his brother and sister, Albert, aged 6, and Marie, aged 11, Albert Hrytzik, aged 17, his sister, Olga, aged 13, and his mother. Below is shown scene of the fire and beneath that is Pauline Nemeth, aged 13, holding her baby sister, Loraine Jean, aged 5 months. COASTGUARDS FIRE ON YACHT Lives Endangered by Guns on Lake Erie. Bp The United Press. Buffalo, July 14. The resentment of some citizens of this frontier over the shooting of Jacob D. Hanson, prominent Niagara Falls Elk, on May 6 by members of the coast guard, has been brought to a high pitch by another shooting which came to light last night. Frank G. Raichle of Buffalo, law partner of Col. William J. Donovan, assistant attorney general of the United States, protested the firing of five one-pound shells by the Coast Guard Cutter C-209 at his yacht Sunday night while the boat was riding on Lake Erie near the American side. The vessel. Raichle told Acting Com. S. P. Johnson of the coast guard, was flying an American flag and the ensign of the Buffalo Yacht club at the time of the shooting. GOT NO WARNING. The yacht was not warned to heave to, Raichle said. He declared that he was not aware of any coast guard boat in the vicinity until the shells splashed the water around the stern and bow. The ship then awaited the arrival of the cutter, and after questioning by the captain was allowed to proceed. A number of men and women were aboard the yacht at the time. The captain of the coast guard cutter will be called before coast guard officials tomorrow, it is said. "The coast guard captain offered no apology for firing upon a defenseless party of men and women," Raichle told the United Press. WORSE THAN WAR. "Such a thing is an outrage and entirely unwarranted. It is worse than warfare. I shudder to think of what would have happened if one of those shells had hit the yacht." Coast guard officials today de clined to comment on the situation, apparently prelerring to await the return late today of M. W. Ras-mussen, district commander. WHEN JOHNNY FARRELL MADE THAT PUTT LAD 3i nk This putt V0vJ CAN Do T--.Th6Ri'S A Million "PeoPue holding Bobby Joncs has had hus Torm - LET rwe Sink "Thus Putt - LEASg LiTTt-t? VUHrre BAUV. DROP IN THAT CuP ANT) MAKt JOHNNY HAPPY BOY- THE PITTSBURGH PRESS - : '' ' 7 , VICE CHARGE Liars, Noted Hostess Says, Claims Made by Committee of Fourteen. By The United Press. New York, July 10. Broadway, that canyon of bright lights and laughter, went out to battle for her good name today. The report of the Committee of Fourteen that Broadway's night clubs and speakeasies were responsible for a great increase in vice within the last few years had no sooner penetrated the doors of the select clubs than a loud protest was raised. And in the fore, her wrath soaring to unprecedented heights, was Texas Guinan. Texas voiced the sentiments of Broadway. "Liars!" was the theme of her little act and when the flow of words she hurled at the Committee of REPORTS FUND SHORTAGE Lang Says Some Repairing Project Will Have to be Abandoned. The city council was asked today by Public Works Director Lang to designate what repaving projects should be abandoned in view of a shortage in funds. The director reported that contracts awarded and those authorized call for an outlay of about $58,000 in excess of the $500,000 appropriation for repaving. President Malone of the city council said he would advise the director to select streets for repaving in the order in which authrity to repave them was granted by council. The director said the shortage arose through the use of about $75,-000 of the repaving fund for other IT LOOKS ABQDT SXTY FEET OFF - OH Boy ! F Simk This I'M the- chaivp- STEADV JbMMMYf-Ag BYE Onj Your wY- Go cm - Go OM- G O on: 1 RILES TEXAS Talking Back for Broadway to Fourteen had been untangled, her comment ran something like this: "I'll give them $10,000 . . . my club is clean . . . 111 debate them . . . look at the girls in my club . I'm so mad . . . Wnadda they mean calling my girls 'geisha girls?" . . Ill make them eat their words ... No girl can work for me unless she has her parents' consent , . . Ill sue them . . . No man can insult a girl in my club . . . My girls go straight home after the club closes or they're fired . . Their mothers come to the club to wait for them . . . Oh! those committee members are so narrow minded their ears lap! She said more, but that expresses Broadway s sentiments, work of the bureau of highways and sewers. Rotogravure Sunday Heat Takes Life. Franklin, Pa., July 10. Intense heat claimed one victim yesterday Theodore B. Harland, aged 55, a car inspector of the New York Central railroad at Stoneboro, had just eaten his lunch and was about to go to work when he dropped over dead He was a former merchant in Rocky tjrove. Child Hurt by Truck. Slight injuries were suffered yes terday by Elma Farrell, aged 6, of Southern ave., when she was struck by the truck of Otto Puhman, of Natchez St., near her home. She was treated by a physician for scaip laceration ana iTinman was arrested. ( rk Other Department Court SCORES FLEE AS BUILDINGS BURN M-tn4U f" 1 u,ui ome House, Ross Twp. Hotel Prey of Flames.' Two firemen were injured and dozen families driven outdoors in Woods Run . . . . , " "iC aa six persons fled before a fir ww the Ciro hotel, Ross twp., early to- Damage caused by the fir destroyed a two-story frame struc- rnro of oiee rr, . . 7o " - "area $15,000. The , lue iro notel fire in the xxx5xxway was placed at $5,000, BiZ rT "."?nyer. En. r"u raen a roof caved in at the Woods Run blaw r-, t Bourbon, of the same iKVnZL feU through AxV,.."' LJ ine easement. Ostermyer was takpn st ti, apt. jtsourDon was revived and returned to duty Billy Nemeth. awoke from a dream, shouting "the place is on fire," according to other members of the family, but h was soothed and later feU asleep. A short time later till familw Tiro c awakened by an explosion to the cellar. The flames ignited a three-story brick building at 3164 McClure ave., and a two-story frame dwelling at 3170 McClure ave., and Woods Run police under Acting Lieut. Thomas Morgan led Frank Elko, his wife. ana tnerr four-months-old daughter. Dorothy, from their home at 3170 McClure ave., and Harry Mc-Clellan, his wife, and their two grandchildren from their home at 3164 McClure ave. The fire in the Ciro hotel caused $5,000 damage and forced Mrs. Mamie Potts, proprietress, and three young women, the bartender, chef and night watchman, to flee from the building in their nightclothing when the flames were discovered in the south wing above the reception room. Rotogravure Sunday ROB AUTOISTS IN MOUNTAINS Masked Pair Take Money and Rings From Women. Special to The Pittsburgh Press. Uniontown, Pa., July 10. "We're going to shoot your ears off, take you home to mama and see il she recognizes you," two bandits shouted as they leaped into a parked car in the mountains three miles east of here at 1 o'clock this morning. They forced from the car Mary Bryson, aged 20; Mrs. Ethel Cook, a widow, aged 35; Dick Koontz, aged 30, and Jay Gibson, aged 20. The four were robbed of money and jewelry, then forced to walk in their bare feet far into the mountain wilderness. The men, returning to the city early today, told police that they had stopped to fix a flat tire and were about to start away when two masked men dressed in overalls leaped at them with guns. A roundup was begun and in a mountain cabin officers arrested Harry Hickle and James Adey, whc were heavily armed with pistols and shotguns. Loot in the cabin was said to be from other mountain holdups. The men wore overalls when arrested and were positively identified. They were held without bond. The women told police the high waymen took three diamond rings, a ruby ring, a pocketbook ana $5.65 Miss Bryson put her watch in her mouth and saved it. A cameo pin taken from her was found in the car. Gibson was robbed of $15, the bandits passing up $185 in a watch pocket. The four were forced to give up their shoes and to the bandits, who shot at their feet and commanded them to dance, then walk back into the brush for more than a half mile. Rotogravure Sunday To Withdraw Troops. Toklo, July 10. The cabinet decided today to withdraw 7,000 men from the military expedition in Shantung. China, sent there during the civil war to protect Japanese interests. need Thi.5 Putt - STEADY- OH BABY! GMff UTTL6 JOHHMY FARREUL , OF C2UAVER RirxSE" ThvS POTT, iT S IN !! UTTUr Johnny FARRELL OF QUAKER RlDGE IS CHAMP 5450 LIQUOR ISSUE WILL PLAY HUGE PART, SAYS REED s "Determinative" Influence on Campaign Seen; Urges Collet's Selection. By FOSTER EATON, United Press Staff Writer. St. Louis, July 10. In one of the most caustically worded statements of his political career. United States Senator James a. Keea assertea to day that prohibition "will have i controlling, and, I believe, a deter minative influence in the campaign. His statement, addressed "to the Democrats of Missouri," was dic tated before he left yesterday to con- 'fer with Governor Alfred E. Smith and party leaders in New York. It urged defeat of Charles M. Hay, dry candidate lor tne senate m the Mis souri primary, and nomination of his life-long friend, James A. Col let, a wet. The difficulty in this campaign," Reed said, will be to convince the adherents of prohibition that some better method for handling the temperance problem can be devised than the present prohibitory laws. SEES COMPLICATIONS. "Governor Smith declares the Vol stead law must be changed. Hay declares it shall not be changed. If we -repudiate Smith's policy, we re pudiate our candidate. If we repudiate Hay's policy, we repudiate the candidate for the senate, assuming such a calamity as Hay's nomination. "The question is not a minor one it is one of the very important propositions now before the country. It will nave a controlling, and I be lieve, a determinative influence in the campaign. "In order to secure votes for Gov ernor Smith we must go before the people in press and on the platform and present arguments to show Governor Smith is right when he declares the present conditions to be intolerable and that a change must be made. "I am absolutely convinced that the name of Charles M. Hay on the ticket will drag it to defeat" Reed's enmity for Hay which as sumes personal proportions goes back to post-war days when the Wilsonian wing of Missouri Democracy, of which Hay was a leader, denied Reed a seat in the San Francisco national convention be cause of his anti-League of Nations course AGAINST SECOND HEFLIN. T am opposed to surrendering the Democratic party of the state of Missouri to the Anti-Saloon league and the Ku Klux Klan. The ex tremists of either of these organi zations will not vote for Smith but will be found either openly or se cretly knifing him at the polls and when the knifing begins on Smith it will be extended down the ticket. "I am opposed to sending to the United States senate, from the state of Missouri, another Tom Heflin.' Although Hay and Collet have both publicly announced their sup port of Governor Smith, Hay frankly states he cannot support Smiths wret stand, while Collet in dorses it unequivocally. RotorravTire Sunday TWO ADMIT HOLDUP New Patrol Nabs Pair Afte Gas Station Robbery. A new motorcycle system of po licing Pittsburgh nights produced quick results within an hour after its start last night. Two bandits held up the Aiken Oil Co. gasoline station at Mansfield rd. and Obey ave., slugged the attendant and stole a small sum of money and fled. The injured attendant, Jack Mc-Cann of 1948 Greenleaf st., regained consciousness quickly and telephoned for police. They wasted no time getting descriptions of the men and their auto and within a few minutes had arrested two alleged robbers, who confessed, police say. The prisoners are Edward Heifner of Ridge ave., West Park, and Glyn Eckhard. aged 23 of 925 Broadway ave., West Park, near McKees Rocks. They were arrested, with revolvers on them, in an auto at West Main st. and Wabash ave. by Motorcycle Lieut. Harry Hatter, and Motorcycle Patrolmen Robert Richman and Joseph Leith. Sotorrarurs Sunday The Weather The local forecast is partly cloudy with local th undersh owers Wednesday and possibly this afternoon and tonight; cooler Wednesday afternoon and nieht. The disturbance is central over eastern Ontario today and a broad belt of low pressure extends eoutbwestward from there over the plains states to tha southwest. Thunderstorms with lifht showers occurred over the northern and central plains, the upper Ohio valley states, and southward over Kentucky, West Virginia. Tennessee, western North Carolina and Virginia. South Carolina and Georgia. In the eastern shower area rains were heavy in a few localities. In Kansas and Nebraska they were lisht and scattered. Relatively high pressure covers the southeast and the northwest. The temperatures are normal or above over the centra land southern plains and east of the Mississippi . TBI STATE WEATHER. Western Pennsylvania and onio Partly cloudy with local thundershowers Wednes day ana possibly tonight; cooler Wednesday afternoon and night. West Virginia Fair tonight and Wednesday, except scattered thundershowers Wednesday afternoon : little change in temperature. RIVER CONDITIONS. Liirht to moderately heaw rains oc curred over the Pittsburgh river district during; yesterday and last night, and there are sugnt rises in most ol the tributaries of the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers, but it is not expected that there will be a material rise iu the Ohio. Stage at Pittsburgh is 12.8; Dam No. 3. 7.9 and Dam No. 6 9.2 feet. The Ohio river dams are np Sunrise today. . .4:57!Sunset today. . .7:54 Comparative temperature and precipitation for July 10, 1S28: I '271 '26i '251 '21 t?3i '23? '21 High ...1 841 S4i 81 80! ll 891 88 Low'... 661 2! 681 61t fifil 701 68 Mean ...( 75i 73i 74) 701 801 80i 77 Precip. ..I Ol .1411.481 .2711.39! O! O TEMPERATURES. Midnight 70 8 a. m...... t a. m. ....... . 70! 9 a. m 2 a. m. ....... . 70110 a. m...... 3 a. m.. ....... 70;11 a. m...... 4 a. m......... 70! Noon . ..... 5 a. m. ........ 701 1 p. m . . . . . 6 a. ill 711 2 p. m. . . . . 7 a. m 71! 3 p. m 71 73 73 79 fit Si 83 84 Temperatures reported at other cities: 8 a. m. in Atlanta 701 Lynchburr . Atlantic City... 70S Memphis .... Bismarck 64 Miami Boise 68! Montgomery . Boston ........ 76! Nashville . . . Buffalo ........ 701 New Orleans . Chattanooga ... 72 New York .. Chicago 72! Norfolk ..... Cincinnati . . . . 76!Oklahoma ... Cleveland .... . 7:Omaha .... . Columbus 73 Omaha Denver ........ 6'i Parkersburg . Des Moines .... 72! Parry Sound . Detroit ........ 8i Philadelphia . Duluth ........ 58!Portland. Ore. 70 SO 80 72 72 78 74 76 78 70 70 73 64 "7H 58 78 4 Elkins fu st, bouu j narrisourg I Helena .... Huron ! Indianapolis Jacksonville i Kansas City Little Rock Los Angelea 74 Minn-St. Paul.. .. 58'Salt Lake City.. 68iSan Antonio ... 74 San Francisco . - 7 Seattle UK 78 54 68 . . 74 SDokana ....... fiS . 74 Tarn pa 76 .. 68. Washington .... 76 .4- TfiiYeUowstOD Park 46 BVlxia ... TUESDAY. JULY 10, 1928 Mormon Beautv The gift of the Mormon frearls. conferred upon the girl chosen as most popular and beautiful in the Mutual Mormon festivities in Weber county, Utah, this year, went to Mfss Mildred Christenson of Harrisville. Here is Miss Christenson, who was chosen queen over hundreds of others. UICIDE ENTERS BARTER PROBE Death of Postmaster Brought Before Senators. By EDWARD W. LEWIS. United Press Staff Writer. Atlanta, Ga., July 10. The case of L. S. Peterson, Douglas, Ga., postmaster, who committed suicide last winter, today came sharply into the senatorial committee investigation 01 allegd patronage graft in Georgia. Roscoe Pickett, chairman oi tne Republican state executive committee, the first witness, testified that Peterson contributed $150 to the state organization and not $2,000 as Peterson claimed in a note found after his suicide. By use of data in a little card in dex, the senators are on the verge today of finding out whether the state Republican organization had levied contributions on postmasters and other federal empk es. The committee was hopeful oi clearing up various points of testimony of. federal job holders who have been subpenaed. Several of them have charged they were forced to contribute to the state Republican organization on threat of being ousted from their jobs. The index appeared as an exhibit during the first hearing of the senate committee yesterday. John W. Martin, state treasurer of the Republican party, admitted some of the listed contributions were from postmasters. ; . : Rotogravure Sunday "KEY MENjLOSE SUIT Rosika Schwimmer Given $17,000 Verdict for Libel- 1 :'.' . X r v Special to The Pittsburgh Presi. New York, July 10. Ubel does not become privileged matter because published by a legislative committee, ruled Justice McCook of the New York County Supreme court, in awarding Madame Rosika Schwimmer $17,000 for libel at the hands of Fred-R. Marvin, organizer of the hundred-per cent "Key Men of America" and ex-editor of the New York Daily Commercial. Marvin in the Commercial had called Madame Schwimmer. internationally-known peace worker, a German spy and a representative of the Bela - Kun Communist Hungarian government. Actually Madame Schwimmer was a cabinet member In the moderate republican Karolyi government, which was driven from office by . the shortlived Hungarian Communist regime of 1919. When challenged in court by Arthur Garfield Hays, attorney for Madame Schwimmer, Marvin pleaded that his statements about her were privileged because taken from the 1920 report of the notorious Lusk committee, appointed by the New York legislature to "investigate" radicals, pacifists, and other dissenters. ( Justice McCook charged the jury . that the Lusk report was not privileged. Such a report to be privi- ; leged, he said, must be fair and j honest. Madame Schwimmer had sued t Marvin for $45,000, the New York Commercial for $100,000. Attorney Hays will ask that Marvin be ar- ; rested if he does not pay the award- ed damages within 10 days. The following day. Madams ; Schwimmer was granted long- i sought American citizenship by tha i Federal Court of Appeals at Chi- j cago. Her plea for naturalization ' had been rerusea Dy tne lower rea-eral courts because of her pacifism. Rotogravure Sunday AWARD CITY CONTRACTS Viaduct for Allies Blvd. Extension to Coat $68,000. A contract for viaduct construction in connection with the extension of the Boulevard of the AHles was awarded today to the M. O'Her-ron . Co., by Public Works Director Lang. The bid was $68,155. A contract for the construction of a railing along the boulevard extension went to Walter S. Rae, on fi bid of $10,295. Other contracts awarded were: Wire fence. Spring Garden playground, Stewart-Holland Co, $1,-998.50; grading and construction of walls. Spring Garden playground, A. R. Van Horn, $4,604.80; grading and walls for parking space. Monastery ave, the Minsinger Co, $1,245. . . . . Rotogravure Sunday Extend Water Service. Mingo Junction, O, July 10. This city will extend water service to George's Run and Deandale. within the present summer, the local council decided on petitions from property owners residing in the two suburbs. . ; . A - m J -W !

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 18,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Pittsburgh Press
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free