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Park Evening FINAL Jj? EDITION kv THE WEATHER Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Cloudy Tomorrow. (Sre Page 3.) Wnmwr FORTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 299. ASBURY PARK, N.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1931 PRICE THREE CENTS ASBURY Heads Republicans MORRO CASTLE IS MOVED 200 FEET; MAY FLOAT SOON ARMS PROBERS SCAN TAXES PAID BY WAR FIGURES COUPLE KILLED AS TRAIN HITS CAR AT RED BANK; CROSSING WATCHMAN HELD TROOPS KILL TWO AS LYNCHING MOB SETS COURT AFIRE Sonds Troops GATES NOT LOWERED Eighteen Students Escape as Fire Starts in School Bus I I i Bradley Beach Driver Slightly Burned when He Attacks Flames with Hand Extinguisher Pupils Leave thru Emergency Door. The blaze, with but little smoke, was located at the front end of the bus, and surged up into the bus directly under the driver's seat, cutting off esca'pe by the front door. Robinson first opened the emergency door for the students, who did not become panicky, and then started fighting the fire. Avon firemen helped him and the blaze was extinguished. Three other school buses took the 18 students to Asbury Park and Neptune high schools.

The bus that caught fire had started at the south end of Shark river bridge and had made one stop at Jefferson avenue. It was not badly damaged. REIGHEY BALKS AT PAYING OLD BILLS GOV. HILL MCALLISTER Trolley Motorman Saw Child with Elderly Man Night He Disappeared. MURDER INDICTMENT FILED AT WHITE PLAINS NEW YORK, Dec.

20. IP) Polks said today that Joseph Meehan, former street car motorman had positively Identified Albert II. Fish, confessed slayer of Grace Budd, as the man he saw board his trolley car in Brooklyn February 11, 1927, with a boy believed to be the missing Billy Gaffney, 10, who disappeared from his Brooklyn home that night. At almost the same moment in While Plains, N. a Westchester county grand jury returned an indictment of murder In the first degree against FU for the slaying of Grace Budd rIx years ago in an abandoned Greenburgh house.

A parade of 13 witnesses, including Grace's parents. In less than two houid gave the evidence on which the indictment was returned. Since Fish's arrest, police have sought to connect him with the disappearance of other children, of whom no trace has been found. Meehan told police yesterday, according to Lieut. Elmer Josephs, that newspaper pictures of the 67-ycar-cld man brought back memories of an aged man attempting to pacify a small, cry ing boy who insisted that he wanted to go home that night eight years ngo when Billy disappeared.

The Identification was made in Tombs prison where Fish was placed in a lineup of nine men, five of whom were aged and grey. Police said that Meehan picked out Fish promptly and said he was positive Fish was the man he had seen. Anthony Barone, a Brooklyn trolley conductor, who reported to police at the time that Billy disappeared that he had seen an elderly man with a young boy, would neither identify Fish nor say that he was not the man he had seen. After the Westchester murder Indictment had been returned, Assistant District Attorney Walter Ferris said that Fish will be arraigned In New York tomorrow on a charge of kidnaping Grace and probably would be taken to Westchester county for arraignment next week on the murder charge. The Westchester grand Jury was discharged and the indictment was transferred to supreme court where ease may be moved for trial month, Ferris said.

iA'xH r-: it- I I neu incMTinm ac mm 1 1 i mil il mi WITH GAFFNEY BOY Eighteen high school students were forced to leave a Coast Cities bus thru the rear emergency door today when the vehicle caught -fire at Washington avenue and Main street, Avon. The driver, Ralph Robinson, 605 Burlington avenue, Bradley Beach, was slightly burned about the face and cut on one hand as he attacked the flames with a hand extinguisher. The Avon first aid squad treated him on the scene. He said he thought the fire was caused by a broken Officials of the company said that was not the cause, but thought crossed wires might have been at fault. LOCAL CHILD IS Witnesses Tell Police Driver Passed Red Signal, Had No Lights.

Eleven-year-old Virginia Kehoe was slightly injured yesterday when the car in which "she was riding with her mother, Mrs. Dorothy R. Kehoe, 1401 Emory street, collided with that of D. C. Ganong.

25 Tucker avenue, Neptune City, at Fifth avenue and Main street. Virginia complained of an injury to her back. She was taken by the city first aid squad to Fitkin hospital. Neptune, where she was treated and re leased, a Detective Capt. Edward J.

Burke who investigated, said three eye-witnesses said the accident occurred as Ganong, driving north on Main street without his headlights on, crossed the intersection against a red light. Mm. Kehoe was driving east on Fifth avenue, the witnesses said and w-as going with the green light. The accident occurred at 5.30 p. m.

After the impact, Ganong's car careened into a telephone pole. Both machines were badly damaged and were towed from the scene. No complaint was made against Ganong. Randolph Applegate, 13 Smock street, Neptune City, reported to police that his car was struck by a hit-and-run driver while it was parked at 702 Asbury avenue. He could give no in formation concerning the driver of the car because he was inside a house when the accident occurred, Applegate said.

HUNT AFTER DARK, PAIR FINED $100 (Staff Correspondent) TOMS RIVER, Dec. 20 Charles Kunz, Carlstadt and Ralph R. Schoen-ler, Manahawkin, were fined $100 each yesterday by Recorder W. R. Leary on charges of hunting after dark.

The pair were arrested by game wardens in a continuation of the drive against illegal hunting being carried on in the wooded section of the county. Unable to pay their fines Kunz and Schoenler were comittcd to the county jail for a indefinite term in default. Zack P. Johnson, Point Pleasant, was fined $20 in the same court for using a gun containing more than two shells. He was arrested by Warden George R.

Paul. Nearly 100 deer have been killed since the season opened Monday. PERSKIE SILENT ON REPORT ATLANTIC CITY, Dec. 20. Supreme Court Justice Joseph B.

Perskie has declined thus far to make any comment on the Naughright legislative committee report denouncing the conduct of Jonas Tumen, Monmouth county prosecutor. A copy of the report has been delivered to Justice Perskie, but he said today he is not yet ready to make any statement. INJURED BY LE ROY GARRABRANDT Leroy Garrabrandt, Neptune, Named President after Dispute over Nominations. ASBURY PARK GROUP ALSO NAMES TICKET The Affiliated Young Men's Republican club of Monmouth county and the Asbury Park Republican club both selected officers for 1935 at meetings last night in the new and permanent quarters of the latter organization, 810 Main street. The Affiliated group picked the new leaders after a session of internal strife and personalities, quelled only when some members warned that there was danger of splitting the party organization "wide open." Dispute arose when Albert Heimroth, Asbury Park, chairman of the nominating committee, requested a month's delay in the election.

Richard DeWitt, Long Branch publisher who had just joined the organization, demanded nominations from the floor. Charles Frankel, Asbury Park, and Basil Bruno, Long Branch, called for the delay, declaring that a secret meeting was held in Red Bank, Sunday, and a ticket picked by a selected group. The slate was to be "put across" as having the endorsement of county Republican leaders, Frankel said, altho State Chairman E. Donald Sterner and Sen. Frank Durand were at least two who knew nothing of it.

Compromise was reached finally and Uie Heimroth committee retired temporarily and selected a ticket. LeRoy Garrabrandt, Neptune township com-miteeman, was thereafter elected president, replacing Harold Woolley, Key-port, who held the office for three years. John Pillsbury, Atlantic Highlands, was named first vice president on a nomination from the floor; Charles Miller, Eatontown, second vice president; Haydn Proctor, Bradley Beach, secretary; and Benjamin Danskin, Spring Lake, treasurer. With the election settled, Mayoy Robert F. Holmes, Avon, and J.

Victor Carton, assistant prosecutor, called for cooperation and the end of Internal strife. In sharp contrast, the Asbury Park senior club quickly named the following officers and committee members: James D. Carton, president, previously eletced; David Riedy, executive president. Henry Miller. Charles Tate, William J.

Couse. Peter Vetrano, Lawrence Min-yard and Rodney Ross, vice presidents; Stanley Brown, recording secretary; Edward Hope, corresponding secretary; Guy Calafato, treasurer. Nathan Vogel. Harry Hendrickson, Harry Giberson, S. H.

Calvert, Kenneth Clayton, board of trustees; Charles Frankel. William D. Sclsco, Prentiss Richardson, constitution and bylaws; Thomas F. Shebell, Herman Berner, Tate and Frankel, headquarters. George H.

Smock, Edwin Pridham, Shebell, John Gleekman, Joseph Newman and Gavino Sieiliano, campaign; Calafato, Harry R. Ingalls, Edward T. Mitchell. John P. L.

Tilton, Dr. Shep-hered Vineberg, finance; John Martin, J. Victor Carton, Louis Karagias, Do-(Contlnued on Page Three) RICKEXB ACKER SEEKS RECORD MIAMI, Dec. 20. A commercial airliner navigated by Capt.

Eddie Rickenbacker and with 13 passengers aboard soared away from here at 10.20. (eastern standard time) today in an attempted record-setting flight between Miami and Chicago. Aboard the eastern air lines transport plane with Rickenbacker were Mayor E. G. Sewell of Miami and a group of Florida and Chicago newspapermen.

Late News OFFICERS EL ECTED BY YOUNG G. 0. P. Full Moon Tide and High Wind Pile Up Sea, Allowing Tugs, and Winches to Take up on Anchor Cables. VESSEL WILL BE SUNK IF REJECTED BY NAVY In a booming surf and a southeast wind of gale proportions, the Morro Castle was hauled seaward 200 feet yesterday, the most ground gained since the battle to pull it from the beach began six weeks ago.

For the first time since operations began weather conditions were ideal and Capt. Herbert R. Foster, director of salvage, worked his men overtime to take advantage of the elements. The moon was almost full, drawing a full tide and the wind drove the water still higher. Somehow the rumor was started that the ship would be actually floated List night.

This brought hundreds of persons to the boardwalk and Convention Hall but their trip was not in vain, altho the actual floating of the vessel may be days or weeks ahead. The hulk Ship in Distress Off Fire Island EW YORK, Dec. 20. (P) The coast guard and Radio Marine corporation reported today they had picked up as SOS from the steamer Severance, which stated the Severance had lost her rudder 18 miles south of Fire Island. The coast guard immediately dispatched a cutter to the assistance of the Severance and a short time litter Radio tylarinc picked up a message that a coast guard boat was standing by.

The Severance Is listed 3 single-screw freighter of 4,993 tons and carries a crew of 41. Her home port is Boston, and sbe is owned by the Diamond Steamship Transportation company. She sailed from Norfolk, Tuesday bound for Beverly, Mass. tossed in its sandy cradle like a ship on the open sea and its was visible from shore. The greatest results were obtained about 6 p.

when the tide was at its height. The steam driven winches strained at the six hawsers tunning to anchors off shore, and the two tugs, Wtllet and Resolute, lent their power. The salvage crew labored steadily until midnight, and then returned to then duties alter only three hours sleep to take advantage of the next incoming tide which reached its height around 5 a. m. Little advantage was gained today tho, because the wind shifted to the west about mWnight and increased to 38 miles an hour, flattening out tin sea.

A report from headquarters of the Army engineers in the Berkeley-Carteret hotel, put the total distance the ship was moved yesterday and today at 210 feet. The movement has been in a southeasterly direction, with the bow clinging to the beach and the stern swinging seaward. The bow is now 300 feet or more from the rock jetty which it rested upon when the ship first came ashore. The distance from the stern of the ship to Convention Hall is estimated to be 430 feet, or nearly 350 feet further than it was. Entire Keel Still in Sand Captain Foster could give no estimate as to the time still required to float the ship.

"It all depends on the weather," he said. "If the wind hasn't shifted the ship might have been floated in another day or two. If the same progress could have been made. It may be either a question of only a day or two, or still it may take weeks. Foster said the ship would probably have to be pulled as far again before it floats of its own accord.

Because of the Intensity of the wares, which rocked the ship, many thought only the bow was still embedded in the sand and that the stern was afloat. Foster said the entire keel is still in the sand. The list to the starboard, so noticeable until a day or two ago, no longer exists, however. (Continued on Page Three) WYNEKOOP SENTENCE UPHELD SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 20.

VP) The Illinois supreme court today upheld the 25 year sentence given Dr. Alice Wynekoop of Chicago for the murder of her daughter-in-law. Affirming the physician's sentence from Cook county, the supreme court refused to grant her request for a reversal or a new trial. Bulletin Your old gold will bring Christmas dollars. Ask for Mr.

Wadsworth, dallv, at D. H. Hills Drug Mattison and Bond Asbury Park. Sacred Pageant "The Nativity" Unusual rendition and electrical effects, cast of 30. Trinity Church, Thursday, 8 P.

M. adv297-299 Negligees from $1.49 up. All wool flannel robes, $2.69 up. Walter's Fabric Shop, 638 Cookman Ave. adv296-300 Xmas cards.

Get them at Twin City Press, 112 Bond opp. Armory. adv299 Elks Beautv Salon. 3 Hems $1. Single 35c.

328 Cookman. Tel, 8623. adv299'. War-Time Returns of Hugh S. Johnson, Senator Guffey, Eugene Meyer and Others Under Scrutiny.

BARUCH'S 1918-19 FILE DESTROYED BY BUREAU WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. The war-time income tax returns of Hugh S. Johnson, Alexander Legge, Senator-elect Joseph F. GufTey, of Pennsylvania and others high In the government's World war councils are under scrutiny senate investigators of munitions said today, as they sought to learn v.l.o ordered the returns of Bernard M.

Ba-ruch and others destroyed. Giving no indications that they thought there were any Irregularities, members of the committee nevertheless expressed detrmination to scan the tax documents of all mr. connected with the war industries board, which mobi lized resources the direction 04 Baruch. Chairman Nye (N-ND) served a written request on tho internal revenue bureau to destroy no more tax papers; he told his agents to find out why the returns were destroyed and who in the bureau was responsible. The testimony was that the papers were destroyed by the bureau.

Officials there said it was legal to burn old returns. They offered no immediate explanation of why Baruch's 1917 return was saved while those for 1918-19 are missing. Baruch, recently named by President Roosevelt to head a group studying ways to make war profitless, last night rf-fered to supply the committee with copies of the returns from his own files. In a statement in New York, he called the testimony yesterday "cheap and unjust." Declaring "my record remains char" he said that when President Wilson named him to the council of national defense, he sold his securities, olaclng substantially all his savings in Liberty bonds. Unable to sell his 20 percent interest in the Atolla Mining company of California, he said, he gave all re turns from them to charity.

Robert A. Lovett, whose father, the late Robert S. Lovett of the war industries board, was also named as being among those whose 1918-19 returns weie missing, called the testimony "ridiculous and rather shameful." He said his father lived and. died a man of modest means and entered ghvernmcnt service "at a sacrifice." Officer's Interests Cited Late yesterday the committee heard testimony that Lt. Col.

William Williams of the ordnance department, whose tax returns were listed among those missing, had held stock in the du Pont company and had sigred contracts with the firm involving almost $50,000,000. He also, tho testimony said, was Interested in United States Steel and other firms. A letter was read In which Col. Williams submitted in 1918 to his superior in the army a list of the companies in which he was interested. "Would not that lead to his retirement?" Chairman Nye asked Col.

C. T. Harris of the army. "In my opinion," Harris said, "it should have relieved him from duty so far as those companies were con-( Continued on Page Two) TRAFF0RD GETS $3,000 Verdict Returned Against Charles Howes, Neptune, in Fatal Crash. (Snrrlal to The Press) FREEHOLD, Dec.

20. -For the death of his son in an automobile accident March 19, 1933, Charles H. Trafford. Manasquan, late yesterday secured a judgment for $3,000 against Charles Howes, Neptune. Trafford's son, Edward 22, was a member of the First Methodist church choir, Asbury Park, and was returning home from a Sunday evening church services when fatally injured.

While driving across Main street entrance to Ocean Grove his car was hit by a car driven by Howes, who was traveling north, and it was charged, at an exces-tive rate of speed. The elder Traflord was represented at the trial before Circuit Court Judge Rulif V. Lawrence and a jury, by Arthur M. Birdsall, Belmar, and Howes by Henry K. Golenbock, Perth Amboy.

Mrs. John Hay Whitney, best attired sportswoman. Gladys Swarthous, best dressed singer. Amelia Earhart, smartest dresser In aviation. Georgia O'Keefe, most fashionably dressed painter.

Fannie Hurst, best dressed writer. Betty Morris of Park avenue, most chic debutante And the baby? John Drayton Coeh ran, blue-eyed scion of Mr. and Mrs. Drayton Cochran, New ork. The best dressed baby lives simply as befits any two months old infant.

He affects wooly and pink sweaters and soft white muslin, sometimes with a wisp of lace. His grandmother is Prin cess Hohen lohe Schilllngfurst, widow of Gifford Cochran, millionaire turf- (Contlnued on Page Three) Dan's Meat Market Cor. 6th and Main, A. P. Fresh killed turkeys 33c lb.

Round roast 27c roasting chickens 29c chuck pot roast 15c fresh hams 19c fresh calves sweet breads 30c pair. Delivery Phone 787. adv299-300 Schools, Churches, Clubs, Etc. Get our samples and prices for lb boxes candy, canes and baskets. Large assortment on display.

Phone or call. Croce Garbarine, 910 Summerfield avenue. AsbMry Park. Phone 5798 Tick Wardell and his orchestra every night at Lakewood Log Cabin inn. adv299-301 RED PRI Soldiers Take Defendant, Disguised in Uniform, Out thru Raging Crowd.

500 GUARDSMEN CALLED Further Racial Outbreaks in Tennessee Town Feared. (Copyright. 19IU. Aiicllt Prm) 3HELBYVILLE, Dec. 20 Death, fire and destruction, riding the fury of a mob, brought 500 Tennesec national guardsmen Into this riot-torn town today to quell any further racial outbreaks.

Two men died In a blast from militia guns and seven were wounded yesterday as the mob ran wild on the scent of a lynching, lighting to carry off a colored man who already had been disguised, to safety under their very eves. Four hours after the guardsmen's bullets had stopped the assault against trie eouruiouse, uic Dunning was uu.u-rd down, at a loss estimated at Threats still ran thru the town today. Dr. James L. Morton, county health officer, said he was Informed the moo Intended to fire the Bedford county lail, after offering a respite to let him move the 20 -odd prisoners.

Dr. Morton said he would take advantage of the offer. The mob first set the hour of I o'clock this morning for the firing of the jail, but this came and passed without the threat being carried out. The crowd, partly dispersed, was in a menacing mood, occasional shots being heard. Pour trucks of an original detachment of 111 national guardsmen who brought the mob quarry here for tr: il yesterday, were overturned and burned E.

K. Harris, 22-year-old colored man, was on trial fop assault of a 14-year-old white girl. Disguised as a guardsman and wearing a gas mask, he was led thru the milling crowd from the courtroom to a wailing automobile. An escort of militia sped htm to Nashville for safekeeping. Only afic their ear pulled away from the courthouse did the mob sense the ruse.

Cheated or their prey, the enraged men turned upon the national guard as It filed from the besieger! courthouse and marched out of town. They hurled stones and yelled Insults at the militiamen. The troops, ordered out by Governor Hill McAllster. found the center of the? town damaged, with the cries of the 300 to 500 maddened men still sounding on the outskirts. Reported threats of vandalism on tho city water plant caused a police guatd to be thrown around It, and there wer? sporadic small blazes, all of them ex-i Continued on Page Two) CONTRACT AWARDED BY NEPTUNE CITY Neptune City council last night awarded Charles Wcgeman, Neptune City, a three-year contract for the collection of garbage at a figure of $2,900.

Four other bids were received, but that of William H. Cranmer, Eatontown, was thrown out because no certified check accompanied the bid. Other bidders, with their figures for three years, were: Edward A. Tapper, Neptune, J. Randall, Asbury Park, and Ellsworth White, As-bury Park, $5,100.

Notice was received from ERA offices that the boro must include in Its 1935 budget, $1,200 for relief. The election of James and Frank Levers to United fire company, 1, was approved, and Joseph Gorman was granted a fireman's exempt certificate. Bills and salaries amounting to were ordered paid. STOLEN CARRECOVERED A car which stood for three days on Stockton avenue near the Ocean Grove entrance gates today was Identified as stolen and returned to the owner, Ike Abromowitz, 1116 Jeffery street, this city. Asbury Park police hud been looking for the car since Saturday night.

It was reported stolen from Lake avenue and Bond street at that time. The city police sent out a notice of the loss describing the car to other police departments. Officer Samuel Huss of the Ocean Grove department, recognised that a car which had remained parktd for several days answered the description. The Press Today SPECIAL FEATURES Answers to Questions Pg. 8 Comics I'g.

20 Editorials Pg, 8 llaskin Letter Pg. 8 Hollywood Notes I'g. 19 I Old Not Kill Osborne Pg. 13 National Whirligig Pg. 0 O.

O. Mrtntyre Pg, 9 Produce Market Pg, 2 Radio Program Pg. 6 Social News Pg. 18 Sports Pes. 15-16 Wall Street Trend Pg.

2 Weather Record Pg. 3 Woman's Page Pg. 19 Auction Point Pleasant 627 Arnold Friday, 1.30 P. M. Men's underwear, overalls, caps, bathing suits, fish and crab nets, fish hooks, 6 show cases, tables, Christmas trees.

Lester Hamblet, Auctioneer. adv298-299 Xmas time Jewelry time. Shop Poland's, for distinctive jewelry for each member of the family. Old gold and scrip accepted. 529 Bangs Ave.

adv299 Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Cas-tello, Tinton Falls, Are Crushed to Death. WERE RETURNING HOME Auto Wrecked by Shore-Bound Central Excursion. fsfaff Correspondent) RED BANK, Dec.

20. Two persons, were instantly killed last evening when a car in which they were riding was struck by a southbound train at the Chestnut street grade crossing. Gates placed there to protect traffic were not lowered, police said, and the gateman was held pending investigation. The dead are Nicholas Castello, 43, his wife Anna. 41, of Tinton FalU The gateman held pending an Investigation is Felix Romeo, Shrew sbury avenue, the boro.

The accident occurred when the Cas tellos were proceeding west on Chestnut street on their way home after visiting a daughter, Mrs. James Galatro, 181 Mechanic street. Tried to Lower Gales Romeo told Assistant Prosecutor Harold McDermott and County Detective Merritt Kent he saw both the car and the train approaching at teh same time and vainly tried to lower the gatei to prevent the crash. The train was, filled with holiday shoppers taking advantage -f the midweek excursion of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. It preceded a regular train and was scheduled to make Long Branch its first stop after leaving Jersey City.

Harry Wilson, Jersey City, was the engineer and Samuel Wolfs-berger, Point Pleasant, the conductor. The crossing where the accident occurred is one block south of the local railroad station at the intersection of the Which separates the New York and Long Branch railroad from the Southern Division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Between the branches is a switch tower. The Casetllo car was struck with such force that it was sent agaiast the tower, tearing away a section of the staircase leading up to the second floor. The cowcatcher on the locomotive left an imprint on the machine in the form of a V.

Mrs. Castello's body was dragged fcr more than 100 feet. Her husband's body, which remained in the car, was also badly mangled. Officer Benjamin Pryor, on desk duty in police headquarters identified Castello's car by the license number. He then notified the first aid squad and Castello was taken to the Riverview hospital, but died several minutes before his arrival.

Police Chief Harry H. Clayton and Detective Capt. Joseph Bray assumed charge of the investigation until the arrival of McDermott and Kent. For more than two hours after the accident, police headquarters was swamped with telephone calls by persons anxious to learn the names of the victims. Many commuters use the crossing.

Clayton notified McDermott of the accident. With Kent he questioned Romeo at length at police headquarters and took a statement from him. The Ely Takes Lead In Senate Fight Gains 21 Vote Plurality over Van Winkle in Passaic Recount. HACKENSACK, Dec. 20.

My--Having gained a plurality of 21 votes thru recount proceedings. Democratic State Senator William H. J. Ely today studied tlie next move in his month-long fight to upset the apparent election of his Republican rival, Winant Van Winkle. Van Winkle's official plurality in the Nov.

6 election was 646. Ely contested 121 Bergen county districts and re-checking of ballot tallies against the official returns was begun two weeks ago before Judge Edwin C. Caffrey. Gaining over 44 votes in the first four districts counted, Ely made slower progress thereafter. The recount became a daily see-saw with Van Winkle registering occasional gains.

Gradually Ely wore down his opponent's lead, gaining 52 votes in the count on five districts Tuesday. The Democrat went into the lead yesterday with another gain of 85 in the counting of districts. Mo-t of this gain was obtained in the. re-checking of a single Fairlawn district. Now leading by 21 votes, Ely and his attorneys today debated whether to continue tlie recheck further.

To date only 45 of the 121 contested districts have been recounted. Ely's attorney, Judge Hamilton Cros-s indicated that at least five more Fair-lawn districts would be rechecked. After that. Cross said, the Democrat will probably rest his case and apply for nullification of the certificate cf election issued to Van Winkle applying at the same time for issuance of a certificate to himself. Notice There will be a car load of delicious tree ripened oranges, grapefruit and direct from Florida Dec.

20, at Springwood Ave. Bnd Railroad Ave. adv298-300' We still have a large selection of diamonds, watches and line Jewelry. H. lly-man, 703 Cookman Ave.

Leading jewelers in this city. We also buy and pav true value for old gold. adv299 Minerva Gown Shop now showing distinctive evening and dinner gowns at moderate prices. Lake Drive Court. Apr, Open evenings.

advsO.ZSS Freeholder Director Invites Court Action on Debts In-curred by G. 0. P. (Special to The Press). FREEHOLD, Dec.

20. Monmouth county will not pay nearly $5,000 for supplies purchased before the present Democratic board of freeholders took office unless ordered to do so by the court, Director Frederic Rcichey declared yesterday. The debts are for janitor supplies purchased by Republican court house employes, and formed the basis for recent charges that the Republicans had been grossly negligent In conduct of the court house. William A. Stevens, county counsel, broached the subject in a letter in which he outlined the debts, drclaring that he mentioned them so they might be included in the 1933 budget.

"I am not in favor of paying these bills without a court order," Reichey told the board after Stevens had declared that suit will be brought against the county if the bills are not settled. They finally were referred to the board as a whole for future consideration. 11 Barrels of Soap Wasted Included in the orders for which the bills were submitted were 11 barrels of soap that were stored in the open behind the court house and went to waste because of their frozen condition. The bills were submitted by the following firms: Laurel Soap Manufacturing company for $3,135.85 worth of goods purchased in 1930 and 1931; the Germo Manufacturing company for $331.07 worth of goods bought in 1933; the Worrell Manufacturing company for $G05 worth of goods purchased in 1930 and 1932; the L. W.

Hoffman company for $500.10 worth of material purchased in 1933, and the W. H. Coop-erman company for $385.25 worth of goods furnished the court house custodian in 1933. Award Road Contract Edward H. Ellis, Westville, was awarded a contract to construct 4.1 miles of the Freehold-Mount Holly road, to begin a proposed cut-off that will bring Freehold and Philadelphia (Continued On Page Three) HIT BY CAR Miss Pauline Turner, 34, of 502 Brin-ley avenue, Bradley Beach received lacerations of the scalp and bruises of the face and body when struck by a car as she was crossing the street at Main street and Brinley avenue, Bradly Beach, last night.

After being struck by a car driven by Niels Svendsen, 500 Hammond avenue. Bradley Beach, she was taken to Fitkin hospital by the first aid squad. The Svendsen car was going north on Main street and had Just turned right into Brinley avenue. Officer Rocky Warner investigated, and no charges were preferred. Specifications call for a ore story structure, built of brick, running thru the block between Cookman and Lake avenues.

The former building was backed by a large vacant lot. The fore part will have a basement and at the rear will be ramp arcade for use by the public in getting from one avenue to the other. The mid-October fire which razed the old building, a landmark in the city's business section, did damage estimated between $50,000 and $60,000. The property is owned by Mrs. Clara S.

Peck. 635 Mattison Ave. adv299-300 1935 Hudson-TerrapUne On dlsplav at P. W. Sherman Motor 1401 Main St.

For a fine selection of diamonds, watches and jewelry gifts of rare charm call at Henry, the only Credit Jewelers in this County. We accept old gold as a down payment. 712 Mattison. Open eves. Have your silverware rcfinlshed for the holiday.

Also sale unique silver pieces. Brigty. Ref hushing Co. 1200 Main, Bradley Beach. ad296-299 Mrs.

Roosevelt Holds First Place Among Best-Dressed Women in U.S. $55,000 Structure Will Replace Woolworth Building, Razed by Fire Construction of a $55,000 building has been started at 652 Cookman avenue, site of tlc disastrous fire two months ago in the F. W. Woolworth company five and 10 cent store. Altho no definite announcement has been made by officials of the firm it is believed the structure will be occupied by the Woolworth company in the early part of 1935.

The job is being done by Barr, Irons and Lane, New York construction firm. Foundations for the building are C3ing laid now. Ill'CE DUTCH AIRPLANE REPORTED MISSING CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 20. A') The huge Dutch airplane "Cnivers," bound from Amsterdam to Batavia, Java, in an attempt to establish a new record for the flight, was unreported today for 15 hours.

Considerable concern was felt for its safety as a terrific thunderstorm had been reported over the Arabian desert last night. It had on board two pilots, a wireless operator, mechanic and three passengers, t'neonfirmed reports said the plane had been forced dowji. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. VP) The critical eye cf American fashion designers surveyed the style scene today and selected the country's best dressed women, heading the list with Mrs.

Franklin D. Roosevelt. They made it an Bll-American selection, coveting several fields of women's activities, and while in the mood also nominated a best dressed baby. Mrs. Roosevelt was selected as the best dressed American woman in public life.

Here are the others: Kay Francis, best dressed film star. Mrs. Rober H. McAdoo, smartest dressed society matron. Mrs.

William Woodward, most fashionable dowager. Elsa Maxwell, most tastefully clad party hostess. Ina Claire, best dressed actress on the stage. t'nusual Christmas Gifts For that puzzled one. Large assortment novelty baskets, plants, cut flowers.

Low, reasonable prices. Also wreaths and grave blankets in large quantities. Gregory's Greenhouses, Sea Oirt. 522 Cookman A. P.

adv299-300 Don't Forget That Piano Nice little studio uprights as low as $178. Dainty little baby grands as low as $375. There is no finer Xmas gift. Terms. Delivery Xmas morning if desired.

Tustlng Piano 609 Mattlson Ave. Open eves. adv299 1933 IIudson-Terraphine On display at P. W. Sherman Motor 140k Malll St.

dv298-30; 19,15 Radios As Low As $13.50 I Absolutely Free Very latest models in the most mod-1 Is our advice to buy electrical styles, as low as $13.50. Convenient ances in an electric shop. Toasters, irons. Ti.l-i flflQ A vo Oiwin I ot at foil nHce Unn A a 609 Mattison Ave. Oien Keychord Guitar A genuine guitar that any one can play without previous knowledge.

Mechanically fingered. Beautiful instru ment. $19.50. Tustlng's, 609 Mattison Ave. Open eves.

adv299 Eight More Days And you will see the New Ford. Watch for a real surprise. Harry H. Jones, Sewall Ave. at Main Asbury Park.

Make your reservations now for New Year's Eve at Vivian Johnson's, Monmouth Beach. Telephone 2298. Men! Phil Seamon sells finely tailored suits or overcoats, $17.50, 1 $19.50, $22.50 or up, 173 Main. adv299 1 terms." Tusung's, eves. aavaa Jewelry gifts with a guarantee of quality and low price backed by a 29 year establishment at 6U Cookman Ave.

Old gold accepted. H. Goldberg, Jeweler. adv299 Frederick Drake, Optician Wishes you a Merry Xmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. adv299 Christmas Greeting Cards.

Wrc have a fine stock of Family, Friendship. Sweetheart, etc. Artistic picture framing is cur specialty. Reines Art Shop, 536 Cookman Ave. adv298-299 i i 1..

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