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- -S F"1 7 Like many I 0-year-old boys, John McGovern, of Rosehill st. near Indiana ave., had problems. His mother was ill and he needed the help and guidance of an understanding adult male friend. Johnny's mother decided. to enroll him at the Big Brother Association. Pictures show how Johnny's problems were solved. MEETS BIG BROTHER JERRY O'NEILL HEART-TO-HEART mmammiimmimut m mmm-mtwimm iMW w ioiiIl ikiuiMiaiimii AID WITH WOODWORKING PROJECT it vi y SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE ALSO HELPS I ; :-,.;a:J-s.,vj:.Jrx I I il jam TALK OVER SODA MONDAY Clark Urges Aid On Anniversary Of Big Brothers Group Is Praised For Contribution to General Welfare The men who try to be on hand "when a feller needs a friend" will mark the fourth anniversary here this week of their national organization. Beginning today and lasting through Saturday, the city will helu them observe "Big Brother Week." Mayor Joseph S. Clare, jr in a soecial proclamation, urged all PhiladelDhians to recognize and en courage the Big Brother movement, which, he said, "helps promote the welfare of the community by providing Philadelphia youth with sound guidance and leadership, thereby making better citizens of tomorrow." CLARK FORMER MEMBER The Mayor, himself, a former Big Brother, will be the principal speaker Tuesday at the 19th annual Big Brother and Ladies Night at the headquarters of the Big Brother Association of Philadelphia, 25 S. Van Pelt st. G. Ruhland Rebmann, Jr., is president of the association. Rebmann said the Big Brother movement was founded 49 years ago in New York City, and since then has aided thousands of boys through their troublesome years by providing adult male leadership. The Big Brother movement is part of the over-all youth program maintained by the Big Brother Association of Philadelphia, a Red Feather service, which also operates a boys' club, swimming pool, gymnasium and summer camp. $63,534 FROM CHEST The Association received $63,534 from the Community Chest last year for the guidance and recreation of 2523 boys enrolled as members. More than 500 boys attended the Association's summer camp. The late Charles Edwin Pox, former District Attorney of Philadelphia, founded the local Big Brother Association and the headquarters of the national organization are in this city. Charles G. Berwind, prominent Philadelphia businessman, is national president. . Philadelphia's observance is being held simultaneously with the na tional celebration in the larger cities throughout the United States and Canada. The observance will feature presentation of the "Big Brother of the Year" award to Gov. Earl Warren, of California. . Board to Push Hospital Project By JOSEPH F. NOLAN Inquirer Medical Editor A joint administrative board six members has been named of to carry out the objectives of the recently announced alliance between the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital, 8th and Spruce sts. Harold E. Stassen, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Sydney P. Clark, president of Pennsylvania Hospital, in a joint announcement last night said that under the terms of the alliance agreement each institution was requested to name three representatives to the joint administration board. MEMBERS NAMED ' The representatives are: Morris Cheston, a partner in the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll;,: Paul Poster Clark, president of the John Hancock Insurance Co. of Boston; William G. Foulke, vice president of the Provident Trust Co.; Thomas S. Gates, Jr., a partner in Drexel and Co.; Wilfred D. Gillen, president of the Bell Tele phone Co. of Pennsylvania and Henry W. Large, general coal traffic manager ; of the Pennsylvania Railroad. A few weeks ago it was announced the two institutions had agreed to join forces at Pennsylvania Hospital to extend faculties for patient care, graduate training and research. PLAN CONSTRUCTION Tentative plans call for extensive new construction at the Pennsyl vania Hospital at 8th and Spruce sts. One or more new buildings will be built and other units will be altered. When the project Is completed the university will center teaching activities and hospital facilities for its Graduate School of Medicine in the Pennsylvania Hospital. PLAN DRIVE FOR FUNDS Authorities at the university emphasized the fact that while Grad uate Hospital, 19th and Lombard sts., currently was being offered for sale, the institution would continue to operate until the new facilities at Pennsylvania Hospital were com pleted. The joint administrative board named yesterday will prepare plans for the proposed additions and alter ations at Pennsylvania Hosoital and organize a drive to raise the necessary funds. Residents Protest Roxborough Homes Scores of residents of Roxborough, including 22 families whose homes would.be destroyed and many veterans who have purchased new homes, will "protest vigorously" against the Philadelphia Housing Authority s plan to construct a low-rent housing project in the "Germany Hill" sector at the public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, it was learned yesterday. The residents have held' several meetings since the "Fountain Site," suggested by the Housing Authority, was approved by the City Planning Commission last month. According to the plan, approximately 200 two and three-story units of row houses and apartments would be built on the 20-acre site, bounded by Fountain, Smick, Cinnaminson. and Fowler sts. piilabetpma Jnquirer MORNING. JANUARY It's Happening Here Latest Odds on PTC Strike 2 to 1 Against New Year's Reveler Hung Up On CalCto 'Herman9 By James Odds against the threatened PTC strike have now become about 2 to 1, according to informed sources at City Hall and elsewhere. They point out that rank-and-file members of the union are alarmed about the hostile public reaction to the year-end fare boost, and are inclined to think the union leaders themselves are willing to settle for about half what they have been asking. They could be wrong, but they don't think the strike will come off Jan. 14. Some face-saving formula will be discovered, they predict. . - Lou Wilgarde, the public relations expert, was roused from sleep at 4 A. M. on New Tear's by a phone call from a happy character who greeted htm with "Happy New Year, Herman!" When he discovered he had the wrong number, the caller apologized profusely, but wound up asking Lou for a favor. - "Would you please call Herman at this number," he asked, "and tell him to call me back here? No matter how often I dial, I always seem to get somebody else instead of Herman." In his own way, Dr. B. Simmons has troubles. Almost every day, somebody stops in his office at 13th and Arch sts. asking where Arch st. is. This, as the good eye doctor points out, might seem odd, except that the Simmons Building is the only one from river to river bearing in large letters the original name of Arch st.: "Mulberry Street." Jimmy Myers, the composer-publisher who is boss-man of Myers Music, is having a siege of sickness at Philadelphia Naval Hospital. One of his callers at the year's end was Max C. Freed' man, the composer, whose successes include "Sioux City Sue." While they were talking, Jimmy outlined an idea for a song that had occurred to him while he was flat on his back in the hospital bed. He and Max went to work on it and turned out a song. Guess what the title would be? "You're a Long Time Dead." Somebody who signed himself "Sad Sam" has just complained to Mayor Clark (by postcard)' that a certain Chestnut st. restaurant is serving a corned-beef sandwich that has virtually nothing in it but bread. And for 60 cents. The Mayor's office referred the complaint to the Information and Complaint Office, whose director, Harry Slobennan, still is wondering what to do about it. "Among the lesser-known passengers traveling across country during the holidays was Prince Sunbeam 328, who was high in every sense of the word. Prince Sunbeam, an Aberdeen-Angus bull, was flown from Newark, N. J-, aboard an air freighter to San Antonio, Tex., where the Essar Ranch had bought at $60,000 half -interest in him from the Shadow Isle Farms of Bed Bank, N. J. He'll come back the same way in six months. Luxury: Little girl who went to see the Mummers Parade with the man next door and his family was describing the marvels of the trip to her father. "We had the most wonderful buffet luncheon afterwards in a place where you drop nickels," she related. ."'- At a midcity bar one recent night a guy was speaking of one of the colleagues whom he possibly didn't like. "We never knew he drank until he was found sober one dap," he said. , Trapped Pair Saves Boy In Fire, Leaps to Safety Tronnpff hv flames nn the second floor of a dwelling at 423 N. 8th st., Camden, early yesterday,-a Philadelphia couple lowered a 9-year-old boy out a window into the arms of his father, then 3 Found Looting Store, Escape Three thieves, operating in day light, yesterday stole 112 suits valued at nearly $4000 from the Robert Hall, Inc., salesroom, 19th st. and Oregon ave. Police located their abandoned sedan in a parking lot at the rear of the store. In the front of the car, police said, they found 43 suits and an additional 30 were located in the locked trunk compartment. The value of those recovered was $2697. Police said they were checking the registration of the sedan, believing it may have been stolen. Stanley Fleischer, of 79th st. and Brewster ave., manager of the store, said an incomplete check of stock indicated 112 suits had been removed from the salesroom, leaving 39 still accounted for. Detective Joseph Geonotti, of the 24th and Wolf sts. police station, said his investigation indicated three men forced open the front door of the store with a crowbar. They had made at least one trip with loot when police got a telephone call from an unidentified resident of the section who drove up while the looting was in progress Police said the three men es caped on foot as the police car drove to the parking lot. The detectives said a "fairly accurate" description of the robbers had been obtained Greenewalt Speaks At Forecast Session Crawford H. Greenewalt, president of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., will be principal speaker at the 6th annual forecasting conference sponsored by the research council of the Chamber, of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, it was an nounced yesterday. The conference will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Warwick, starting with a luncheon. Greenewalt will speak on "Initiative in a Changing World." Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr., featured luncheon speaker, will discuss the impact of the region's growth on Philadelphia's government. Other luncheon speakers will in clude Maxwell W. Mackenzie, executive vice president of the Canadian Chemical and Cellulose Co., and Leo Cherne. executive director of 'the Research Institute of America. 5 Companies Sell Realty Tax Stamps nve uue insurance companies located in the ctiy have been appointed special agents to sell docu mentary stamps required by the Realty Transfer Tax Ordinance, which became effective Jan. 1, Revenue Commissioner George S. Forde announced yesterday. They are the Broad Street Trust Co., Commonwealth Title Co. of Philadelphia, Frankford Trust Co., Land Title Bank & Trust Co., and Philadelphia Title Insurance Co. h 19 R. George- leaped to saieiy. The boy, Eugene Bevilacqua, Jr., was the only one of six persons in the house to escape entirely unhurt. His parents, a brother and an aunt and uncle all suffered injuries. Richard Pratta, 31, of 1515 W. Le high ave., sustained Injuries to his left ankle, left arm and forehead, and his wife, Louise, 26, lacerations of the arms and legs, when they jumped to the pavement. Eugene Bevilacqua, Sr., 55; his wife, Mary, 45, and another son, Joseph, 15, were burned slightly as they fled down a stairway to the street. All of the injured were treated at Cooper Hospital. The fire was discovered about 3:45 A. M., blazing through the first floor rear section of the North Camden building which Bevilacqua occupies as a residence with a barber shop in the front. He estimated the loss at $7000. Mrs. Pratta, a sister of Mrs. Bevilacqua, and her husband, were spending the night at the home. When the fire was discovered, Bevilacqua, his wife and the older son groped then-way down the stairs just before the flames cut off this escape. Mrs. Pratta smashed the window, then she and her husband dropped the boy to his father. First Mrs. Pratta, then her husband, jumped. As Mrs. Pratta went through the window, a storm sash was torn loose, showering those below with glass. Mrs. Bevilacqua suffered lacerations of the scalp. The first alarm was phoned by Mrs. Alberta Badua, 51, of 737 Fern St., whose home abuts the Bevilacqua place. Firemen were at the scene for more than two hours. 5, 1953 V" . I , l-f&UV- s" ": xv f 'V r ? J ? V'jMA Richard Pratta, on crutches, and his wife, Louise, next to him, lowered Eugene Bevilacqua, Jr., 9 (foreground) from a window to the arms of boy's father, Eugene, Sr. (at left), before they leaped from burning dwelling in Camden. The elder Bevilacqua and his wife and other son, Joseph, 15 fat right), had fled down a stairway.. Gunmen Get $30 From Driver, 4 Other Men Beaten, Robbed Youth Captured After Gun Chase In South Phila. Highway robbers took $33 from a 60-year-old motorist last night at Tacony and Lewis sts. in one of five robberies and beatings re ported in various sections of the city yesterday. Patncx CTimusK, oi zzig oafcdaie st., reported to the Paul and Ruan sts. station that a man stepped into his light truck at Tacony st. and Orthodox, flashing a .38-caliber automatic pistol. KEY TOSSED AWAY The gunman ordered Crimlisk to drive to Tacony and Lewis sts. and then east on Lewis to a vacant lot. Another man drove up behind the truck and both men robbed the victim. Before driving away one of the men threw Crimlisk's ignition key into the darkness. The motorist found the key and then reported to police. Earlier police caught a holdup man after firing two shots over his head and chasing him into an alley near 22d and Federal sts. Detectives at the 20th and Federal sts. police station identified the sus pect as Clifton Howard, 19, of Reed st. near 22d. ROBBED OF $14 Howard was slated for highway robbery and assault and battery after police charged him with attacking Eugene Britton, 47, of Ellsworth st. near 22d. Police said the victim was robbed of $14. Patrolmen Louis Ricca and Ed ward Sandoli said they chased Howard from 22d to 23d on Federal sts. and fired two shots before he ran into a dead-end street. Britton was treated at Graduate Hospital for cuts of the head. Lawrence Moore, 30, of Perkiomen st. near Edwin, tola police at the 20th and Buttonwood sts. station he was attacked by two men on his way home from work at 19th and Par- rish sts. TREATED AT HOSPITAL Moore, a bartender, said the hold up men, about 25, struck him with their fists and robbed him of $20. Police, said he was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital for cuts of the face and bruises of the head.. Another victim, William Holland, 40, of 45th st. near Pine, said he was knocked to his knees when someone struck him on the back of the bead with a brick ' x The victim told police at the 55th and Pine sts. station he was approached by a man near 46th and Sansom sts., while walking home from a club at 48th and Market sts. 10 STITCHES IN SCALP Holland was taken to Misericordia Hospital, police said, where 10 stitches were needed to close a scalp wound. Police said the holdup man was described as wearing a dark overcoat and about 35 years old. Police at the 26th and York sts. police station said three men at tacked Thomas Murray, 20, of Perm st. near Germantown ave., with a butcher knife when their victim re fused to carry them into central city in his car. WAS FIXING FLAT Murray, according to police, was fixing a fiat tire on his car near Broad st. and Susquehanna ave. when the men approached. Police said one of the men stabbed Murray over the left eye when he refused them a ride. They then ran north on Broad st. Detectives at the 26th and York sts. police station said a passing mo torist took Murray to Temple Uni versity Hospital for treatment. Amnesia Victim Found on Bridge . A well-dressed woman, about 27, believed to be an amnesia victim, was found walking last night on the west end of the South st. bridge over the Schuylkill. Patrolmen John McDonough and Nestor Lasuk took the woman to Philadelphia General Hospital after a taxi driver reported the woman had left his cab at 34th and Spruce sts., apparently confused. Nurses found a paper in her purse containing a New Brunswick, N. J. address. The woman said she could not remember her name. She was wearing a Persian lamb coat, black skirt, black shoes and a white blouse. Mayor Will Speak Mayor' Joseph S. Clark, Jr., will speak on "First Year of Reform" tomorrow at the weekly luncheon of the Poor Richard Club, 1319 Locust st. The talk will be a report of the accomplishments of his administration. Mere 150 Miles of Cable Stalls Locust Subway Start The gleaming new tile-lined stations are ready, down to tha cashiers' booths and turnstiles. The track is laid, the power rail Is in place, and the PTC has its running schedules prepared. All that remains is to draw another 150 miles or so of copper cable through the waiting conduits, and the new Locust Street Subway a hole in the ground for 20 years will be just about ready to start carrying start carrying pas sengers.- Lawrence CosteHo, chief of the Bureau of Engineering and Architecture since his transit department was merged with the Department of Public Property, isn't making any predictions about the opening date. But he expressed hope that the sub way would carry its first riders next month. Scarcity of the vital cop per cable has crossed up his previous forecasts. SHOULD AID TRAFFIC The new line will provide a direct service between Camden and central city shopping and business area of Philadelphia via the Delaware River Bridge. It is expected to take some of the load off New Jersey buses that flow continuously off the bridge and daily form an elephant-like procession on Market, Broad and Race sts. The effect on Philadelphia's mid- city traffic problem is expected to be beneficial. From 8th and Market sts., the new subway extends south on 8th st. and west on Locust to 18th. The westernmost station, however, will be 15th- 16th, the other two blocks being necessary for switching space. There will be three stations on Locust St.: 15th-16th, l2th-13th, and 9th - 10th. Each will have two entrances each on the westbound and eastbound sides. A mezzanine con course will connect the 12th-13th and 15th-16th st. stations. $2,400,000 PRICE TAG Costello said W. V. Pangborne & Co., Inc., electrical contractor responsible for the laying of the copper lighting and signal cable, is 60 percent finished with the $590,000 Job. The task of making the subway ready to use, begun in the fall of 1950, will cost a total of $2,400,000. The tube itself, completed to 18th st. in 1933, cost $6,000,000. It actually was part of an ambitious project extension of the subway across the river and out Woodland ave. to southwest Philadelphia. PTC schedules call for the first eastbound train to leave 16th and Locust sts. at 5:45 A. M., and Sunday at 6:13 A. M., and the last train train at 1:04 A. M. Westbound, the first trains will leave Broadway, Camden, at 6:04 A. M, and Sunday at 6:05. The last will leave at 1:07 A. M. The bridge line now continues from 8th and Market sts. up the Ridge ave. spur to the Girard ave. station of the Broad Street Subway. Elevator Man V An etevat&r operator fell 30 feet to his death yesterday into an elevator pit at Lankenau Hospital, Girard and Corinthian aves. Walodymyr Kutsky, 62, of 1736 In-gersoll st., was pronounced dead after Patrick Broderick, of 3706 Mid-vale ave., recovered his body from the pit. Broderick is the hospital's assistant engineer. Mrs. Margaret McGulre. of 460 E. Elm ave., Woodbury, N. J., a receptionist, said she heard a scuffling sound at the elevator shaft and was about to investigate when the telephone rang. She answered it and later went to the elevator shaft. The elevator was going up and the door to the shaft was open, she told Detective Howard GaCter. Mrs. McGulre said she then summoned Broderick, A hospital spokesman said that perhaps Kutsky stepped off the elevator, which is steam operated, at the first floor without bringing it to a complete stop. When Kutsky saw the elevator rising, the spokesman added, he might have tried to hop back aboard it and - missed his footing. Youth Is Robbed Of Jacket, Cash Thomas Prichard, 18, of 1622 S. Marston st., told police he was held up and robbed of a maroon gabardine jacket and $15 by two youths at 17th and Ludlow sts. yesterday. Prichart said the youths backed him against a wall, took off his jacket and emptied his wallet. Hospital Fall Kills Emanuel Sacks To Head Records" For RCA-Victor Emanuel (Manie) Sacks, staff vice president of the Radio Corp. of America, has been elected vice president and general manager of the R C A - V ictor Record De-, partment. Sacks' appointment was announced yes terday by Frank M. Fol-som, president of RCA. Sacks will c o n 1 1 nue as RCA staff vice president. H e was elected to that office Dec. 1, l&O. As head of the RCA-Victor Record D e p artment. Sacks succeeds EM AM EL BACKS Paul A. ' Barkmeier, who has been named vice president and director of regional offices of the RCA-Victor Division. Sacks joined RCA Feb. 1, 1950, as director of artists relations for the RCA-Victor Division. Before taking that job he was asociated with the phonograph record industry for nearly 10 years as vice president of Columbia Records. Prior to that he was associated with Radio Station WCAU In an executive capacity. Sacks was born, raised and educated in Phila-delphia. 300-Pound Safe " With $3500 Stolen A safe containing $3500 was taken from the Rlsser Food Market, 7913 West Chester pike. Highland Park, early yesterday. The theft of the 300-pound safo was discovered yesterday by Tillman Risser, of 1225 Edmonds ave,, Drexel Hill, operator of the market. Detective Sgt. Chester Souders. of Upper Darby police, said the robbers apparently parked their car on a vacant lot next to the store and then broke into the place through a rear door. Souders also reported the theft of $40 from the cash register of the Adelphia Market, 784 Garrett rd Bywood. The thieves also broke into the store through a rear door, Souders said. The market is owned by Morris Shore, who lives above the store. Scouts to Study At Planetarium Boy Scouts will be Introduced to the wonders of astronomy at special demonstrations at the Pels Planetarium of the Franklin Institute this month, it was announced yesterday. The demonstrations, under the direction of Dr. I. M. Levitt, director of the planetarium, will be given Saturdays at noon and 1 P. M. and Sundays at 1 P. M. Two evening demonstrations will be given Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 in conjunction with a study of the moon. The trips are sponsored by the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America, to give Scouts groundwork for the further study of astronomy to meet requirements for a merit badge. 2000 Enrolled In Night Courses Nearly 2000 persons have registered for classes of the winter term of St. John's night school, which opens tonight at 1211 Clover st. A fee is set for most of the 68 courses, but there will be free courses for converts; in the sign language for the deaf; preparation for marriage; human relations and for teenage boys who are considering studying for the religious life. 4 Stills Seized In Police Raid Four alcohol stills, three dismantled, the other in operation, were seized by police raiders at 3:30 A. M. yesterday in a house on 13th st. near Jefferson. Three men were arrested and later, at a hearing before Magistrate Benjamin Segal, at the 19th and Oxford sts. station, were held in $1500 bail each for the grand Jury. ' The prisoners were Elet Coit, 65, in whose apartment on the second floor three of the stills were found; Edward Hill, 34. of Wilder st. near 20th, and Junius Beverly, 31, of 12th st. near Berks. The raiders also seized 30 drums of mash and 100 bags of sugar. Patrolman Stephen Sable said the still In operation was capable of producing 75 gallons daily. He said the plant had been operating for about five weeks. Sable and Patrolman Joseph Corso made the discovery then called m Sgt. Anthony Primavera and Patrolman Walter Francis. The three dismantled stills were in Coit's second floor apartment, the third operating in the third floor, police said. Hill and Beverly were running the still, according to police. Primavera said six paper slips containing 150 numbers plays were found in Beverly's possession. He also was charged with lottery In addition to liquor charges. '

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