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Wednesday, January 6, 1954
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Veterinary Task Vital to Science, Harnwell Says U. of P. Facilities In Chester County Are Acclaimed The veterinary profession, which some feared vould passj Into the limbo along with thei uggy whip industry, is more Important today than ever trate the mysteries of life processes, Dr. Gaylord P. Harnwell, president of the University of Pennsylvania, said last night. m In an address at the annual din-: jner of the University's Conference ,.cf Veterinarians at KcCallister's. 1811 Spring Garden st.. Dr. Harn well pointed out that the world's population growth could only be sustained - by improvements in agriculture,.: animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. - FACILITIES ACCLAIMED j He hailed the facilities of thei University's Bolton Center, a 200-1 acre farm in Chester county operated by the School of Veterinary Medicine. Using University of Pennsylvania funds, the center oratory to benefit tae livestock ; Industry and,1 with the assistance ' of the State Deoartir ent of Aeri- culture, a similar laboratory for poultry breeders. V. : y Earlier, the 300 veterinarians attending the conference dis-? cussed some of the latest tech--niques and procedures of animal I husbandry. The sessions are being i held at the University Museum, c -334 and Spruce sts,; : LATEST IX DEVELOPMENTS . They were told about the newest vWay to remove nai.s and other pieces of metal from a cow's stomach (use a mapnet) ; that a s deafened dog doesn't object to beting clipped, and that X-ray ther-f- apy, cortisone and huge quanti-' ties of Vitamin A have been found useful in fighting ulcers in the eyes of dogs. A letter was read from Dr. Mor ton Graddess who has discovered a novel way to calm down animal owners while their pets and livestock are being treated. Dr. Graddess wrote that he al- ' ways keeps a stock of cigarets and ; matches in his waiting room. ! "Clients who have forgotten their cigarets," he pointed out. "have been volubly appreciative and the privilege is not abused. A whisk broom for clients' use also is much appreciated." WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6. 1954 Mfo rwiw --.!&pm ! I ' I I J5" r , ; t '1 19 j HtT" t iff iswpiiisii " s.y MMmM v ' " -J" T--rJifi-fii ffrir fnM iTiTinm wf Mrs. Horace G. Wunderle, of Rydal, recipient of the annual Gimbel Philadelphia Award for 1953, poses with the scroll symbolizing the award after presentation ceremonies yesterday at a luncheon held in the banquet hall of the ( Gimbel store. A check for $1000 accompanied the award. ' , ' T -? It's Happening Here Muskrat Skinners Invited to Championship Sisters Galore on Bridgeport .Basketball Team :By James R. George Pastor Renamed To Merit Board Reappointment of Rev. E. Luther Cunningham to a full six-year term on the Civil Service Commission was announced yesterday by Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr. Mr. Cunningham is completing a two-year term which expires tomorrow. A graduate of Lincoln University With a degree of Doctor of Divinity, Mr. Cunningham has served as a pastor of St. Paul's Baptist Church, 10th and Wallace s's., since 1937. The Mayor praised him and the other commissioners for the "out standing job" they have done "in Supervising the ins tallation of the first real merit system the city has ever had." Married and the father of a daughter, Mr. Cunningham is 44 and lives at 17 N. 54th St. , . Numbers Writ er Admits Perjury . Anderson Sayles, 53, confessed tiumbers writer whose charges led to the arrest and subsequent indictment of Magistrate Joseph J Molinari for subornation of per jury, pleaded guilty to a charge of perjury yesterday before Judge Gerald F. Flood in Quarter Ses sions Court. - Sayles, who lives on 22d st. near Susquehanna ave , was accused of changing his testimony in a numbers case involving Eenjamin (Skinny Benny) De Stefano.,The former PTC porter said he had withdrawn his identification of DeStefano as the man to whom he had turned over his numbers slips, on the inducement of Molinari. Captain Rescued In River Plunge Alexander Carter, 63, of 1334 Townsend st., Chester, captain of a Scott Paper Co. barge, fell from his barge into the icy Delaware River yesterday near the Scott dock, Chester, and was rescued by fellow workmen. John L. Jones, 30, of Colling dale, grasped Carter by the neck and held him up while John Elder, another barge captain, and other workers moved a large dock crane into position to effect the rescue 3 Homes Looted t Stop the presses! Stop them, confound it, if you have to put your foot in! Word has just come through from Cambridge, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, of one of the principal athletic events of 1954. Maryland's Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin yesterday issued an invitation to Gov. Robert F. Kennon of Louisiana to send a delegation of muskrat-skinners up (you-all will excuse the expression) North to contest in the muskrat-skinning contest which will take up the little city's time on Feb. 5 and 6. Short as the distance is to the Eastern Shore, it may astound some residents of Philadelphia that a major event like the muskrat-skinning championship, is something like a national event down there. Last year, Elihu Abbott, a young man from Lower Dorchester, won the undisputed world's championship by skinning five muskrats perfectly in one minute, 45 seconds, which is more than you can do. -i- The event is the highlight of ;a big outdoor sportsmen's jamboree which lasts two days and nights and includes an outdoor show and a matinee floor show. Thousands of people crowd the town, hut this is the first time they've gone farther afield than neighboring Eastern seaboard States to get contestants for (ugh!) muskrat-skinning. Economy Note on a Great Occasion: The minor politicians who sent huge baskets of flowers to officials sworn in on Monday hustling their offerings down City Hall corridors at the end of each eeremony to deliver them to the next ceremony where they'd be noticed. ; One Big Happy Family: It could happen, though it probably won't the Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School girls' basketball team might get into a lot of trouble at the opening game tonight against Bridgeport High School's girls in case one of them insults somebody's sister. It is almost impossible not to offend somebody's sister on the Bridgeport 1954 varsity team, if Coach Patricia Rittenhouse should turn some of her players loose 'all at once. For she has three sets of sisters on the team. First time in history, maybe first time anywhere. And each set are look-alikes, to make it more confusing. There are Catherine and Philomena DeFusco, and Elaine and Ines Ottariano and Mary and Lena Manzi. As you'll note, that's enough to make a team. Fortunately, coach probably will hold some back as subs and not put them all on the floor as a unit. Otherwise, it could be murder. Mrs. Wunderle Honored With Gimbel Award By KATHERIXE DUNLAP A leader in the field of volunteer service received the- city's too honor for achievement by women, yesterday when she was named Gimbel Award Winner for 1953. She was Mrs. Horace G. Wunderle, of Rydal, president of the Woman's Board of Abington Hospital for the last 20 years and a pioneer in hospital volunteer organization on both local and national levels. City Inspector s Held in Bail n Bribery Case Denies Charge Woman Paid Him $500 for 'Advice' John P. Foley, a city supervisor of building inspectors, was held in $500 bail for the grand jury yester day by Magistrate John C. Mor- lock on charges of accepting a bribe. The $5400-a-year employe denied a charge by Mrs. Ethel Moore, of 3213 Wallace st., that she paid him $500 for "expert advice" on a zon ing problem. ADMITS SETTING FEE . Foley insisted at the hearing in the 50th st. and Lancaster ave. police station that the money paid him by Mrs. Moore was a fee due Ralph DiCerbo,, of 2749 N. 29th St., for the zoning advice. DiCerbo, an "expeditor and ar chitectural draf tsman," , admitted at the hearing - he advised Mrs. Moore and set a fee of $500, but denied ever authorizing Foley to collect it for him. REFUSED A PERMIT Foley, who lives at 2105-B Sun rise rd was arrested as he left the Moore home with the money in his possession. He explained his post tion to Morlock as only "trying to help people over their difficulties with zoning." Mrs. Moore, a practical nurse said 'she wanted to convert her place into a convalescent home She told the magistrate that Foley visited her . home in November shortly after the Zoning Board re fused her a permit ta make the change. 4 INITIAL FEE $300 She testified that Foley told her first that for $300 he could "arrange the approval." Early in December, she said, Foley came back with DiCerbo, who outlined what would have to be done to the building before it would be approved. Mrs. Moore said Foley then told her it would cost her $500 for the expert advice plus the need of tak ing people into consideration." CALLS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Mrs. Moore said she contacted the District Attorney's office and was supplied with marked bills by the prosecutor to make the pay ment. Assistant District Attorney Isaiah A. Crippins said at the hearing that "this case goes further than Foley," and promised an investi gation of inspections for zoning and other city permits would be made. Lack of Riders io Cut Service On locust Street Subway 1 rA iJ: Full Shutdown zi in Ldaies nome Given Reprieve in Ouster On Sundays Listed by PTC : A New Year reprieve, belated but no less welcome for that, The Locust Street Subway yesterday brightened the lives of 21 little old ladies who hadjwm he closed on Sundays and been threatened with ouster today from the Old Ladies' Home other service in the tube will " . . . - - I ot niiacieiphia. l:u ..finj Kanvt Despite letters which each ol!UflKu cuivucu Parking Meter Ad Ordinance Voided by Court Judge Peter F. Hagan, of Com mon Fleas court l, yesteraay voided a city ordinance, enacted Oct. 13, 1952. which authorized ad vertising signs on parking meters in Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy. In a 34-page opinion. Judge Hagan ruled the city had no power to sell advertising for the parking meters. His opinion was the result of a them received from counsel for the liquidating trustee of the home on Christmas Eve. directing them to find quarters elsewhere by the closing date on Jan. 7, they were informed yesterday that the institution would be kept open until March for the handful of inmates still left. Mrs. Madeline Grasmer, who has been manager of the home at State rd. and Comly st. for the last nine years, said she and a skeleton staff would remain on duty there until March She said Albert G. Fraser, the liquidating trustee, had given as suraLces that none of the inmates remaining would be actually forced into the street. All of the 21 women left have made arrangements to be trans ferred to other homes, Mrs. Gras : j i . . .i ... suit brought by the Chestnut Hill!"1" TU'"T ? m, and Mount Airv Business Men's ! mg forced to wait untU the other She denied reports that the great sprawling home, once the mansion Association and other individuals. MAYOR WAS DEFENDANT The case was heard Sept. -23, 1953, and named as defendants Mayor Joseph S. Clark. Jr., and! Commissioner of Procurement A. Albert Cherashore, with the City Meter-Ad Corp.. as intervenor defendant. In ruling the ordinance illegal. Judge Hagan said: "We hold that it was a diversion of the public highways of the city to a private use when the City of Philadelphia by ordinance granted a franchise to the intervening defendant. REPEALER INTRODUCED Last Dec. 17. at the final 1953 meeting of City Council, Council man Paul' D'Ortona introduced legislation to repeal the ordinance which authorized the meter ads. The measure provides that some 300,000 ads in place be removed from the parking meters and can eels a three-year contract with the City Meter-Ad Corp. This repealer ordinance is now before a councilmanic committee. continued light riding, the PTC announced yesterday. Starting next' week, only shuttle service will be operated between 8th and Market sts. and 16th and Locust sts. in off-peak hours, with regular trains making the trip from the Girard aye. station to Camden, via 8th and Market, as they did before the Locust st. branch was opened 11 months ago. A PTC spokesman said tha method of operation will be followed from approximately 10 A. M. to 3 P.M. and from 8 P.M. to 1 A.M.. Mondays through Fridays, except Wednesday evenings, when the shuttle operation will begin at 10 P. M. af(er the stores are closed. Only shuttle service will be op erated on Saturdays." In explaining the discontinuance of Sunday service, a company spokesman said Sunday riding in the Locust st. branch "now averages less than two passengers per car." h Chel enham Makes One Feel At Borne. No Doubt: Ralph Sharon, the British pianist now playing his first Philadelphia engagement at the Rendezvous was born in London, and came to this country only last May. His musical trio turns out recordings for guess which American recording firm? Why, London, natch!. Officer No. 1566, Are You Listening? We have good news for the cop who wears that badge. He helped Mrs. Emanuel Lewis, of 1134 E. Cliveden st., get her car started when it stalled as she was driving away from Holy Child Church indeed he pushed it almost two blocks until the motor turned over and she thinks the courtesy should be mentioned publicly. She had merely spoken to him to tell him why the car was away from the curb line, and he volunteered his help.s Keep up the good work, 1566. People do remember you for ! things like that. Well, That's One Way: Penn Sherwood Hotel's boss man, Kurt Smith, was talking to one of his guests, a Miss Myrtle Dennis,- who is a new; employe at the International Airport, and learned that she had devised a system to keep taxi drivers RECEIVES SCROLL, $1000 During luncheon ceremonies in the Gimbel banquet hall, Mrs. Wunderle was presented with the traditional sheaf of red roses, a scroll citing her for her "service to humanity and the self-effacing support given to many worthwhile causes" and . a check for $1000 Arthur C. Kaufmann, executive head of Gimbels, made the presentation. More than 850 women gathered for the event. The award was established in 1932. INVOCATION BY BISHOP Bishop Oliver J. Hart of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania gave the invocation. Miss Sue Hartzell sang the National Anthem. District Attorney Richard son Dilwortn presented greetings nf the citv and Daid tribute to Gim bel Brothers for Its contribution to the community and for its establishment of the women's award which "is so wisely be stowed." Kaufmann introduced former award winners and then asked Miss Frances A. Wister, winner in 1936, to introduce the 1953 recipi ent. Up to this time the identity of this years winner was kept a secret. TRIBUTE BY AUDIENCE As Miss Wister announced Mrs. Wunderle 's name and the award winner stepped forward to the platform, the audience arose and applauded. Kaufmann made the award presentation and then Mrs. Wun derle, visibly moved, leaned for ward over the podium and asked for recognition, not of her efforts but of "the people who have believed in me, worked steadily and struggled-through difficult times, helped me at all times with infinite kindness, voluntary service and great understanding.'' VOLUNTEERS LAUDED She said it was the "strong right arms, the morale building and the brilliant ideas" of her fellow workers who had built the contribution to the community for which she was being honored. She paid tribute to the millions of women in the U. S. who serve as volunteer workers in hospital aux- Man Found Dead In Parked Auto John W. Oellien, 52, of 229 Cedar ave., Woodlynne, N. J., was found dead in his automobile yesterday morning in a lane running along the rear of the new Camden Ceme tery off Ferry ave. 'A hose at tached to the exhaust pipe of the car led to the inside of the automobile. Coroner Robert J. Blake of Cam den county issued a certificate of death by suicide and ascribed the cause as monoxide gas fumes. Blake said Gellien, who was an employe of the Public Service Elec tric and Gas Co., had been report ed missing from home by his sister, Lena, Monday night. The coroner said the man had been ill. Planes in Distress Landed Safely iwo twin-engined planes made emergency landings in Philadelphia within 45-minutes yesterday afternoon one at Philadelphia International Airport and the other at North Philadelphia Air port. The International Airport land ing took place at 2:25 P. M. An Air Force C-47 transport radioed to the control tower that it was having minor difficulties, and requested a priority landing. At North Philadelphia Airport, a southbound C-46 civilian transport radioed it was losing oil pressure. The CAA gave it instructions to land at the airport and set up the emergency procedures. The plane landed safely at 3:08 P. M. of Matthias W. Baldwin, Philadel phia locomotive pioneer, would be closed finally tomorrow Five more of the remaining group are planning to leave today. Their belongings were packed last night, and they retired looking forward to going to new surroundings and meeting new friends this morning Plans for closing the home were first announced last January, when it became evident that funds were lacking to carry on its operation any longer. Fraser was appointed liquidating trustee last spring, and at a hearing last July 9 was direct ed by Judge Frank Smith to ar range for closing the place within the year. 18 Fined $1900 ForFailingtoPay City Wage Tax Tax Evader Gets 60-Day Sentence Joseph H. Hoffman, 46, of 75th ave. near Ogontz, yesterday was sentenced to 60 days in a Federal prison by Judge J. Cullen Ganey for evading income taxes for the years 1946 through 1950. The West Oak Lane man pleaded no defense to the charges on Dec. 14. In addition to the prison sentence, the court added a fine of $1000 and placed Hoffman on probation for two years. Tax agents testified in the TJ. S. District Court that the defendant during the five-year period report ed his income to be $17,111.23. when actually it totaled $82,501.06 Enlargement Set For Incinerator Work to improve and enlarge the facilities at Harrowgate inciner ator. Ramona ave. and G st., will start tomorrow morning. Streets Commissioner Henry D. Harral announced yesterday. The $1,500,000 program is expected to be completed by the end of the year. When completed, the incinerator will be capable of disposing of 270 tons of rubbish and 100 tons of garbage daily as compared with 70 tons of rubbish and o0 tons of garbage at the present time. ' Dangerous Patient Loose Five Hours A patient with homicidal and suicidal tendencies escaped about 4 P. -M. from the Friends Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases here, and was found five hours later in a telephone booth in the Norristown railroad station. The man, about 41, disappeared while walking with a group of pa tients from one building to another at the institution, Roosevelt blvd, and Adams ave. His description was broadcast 4o all nearby police bureaus. A Norristown policeman spotted him, called for reinforcements and took him into custody. An orderly and two detectives returned him to the hospitaL Noisy Burglars Flee; Are Caught The clumsy efforts of burglars trying to hack through the floor of George Coren's grocery at 6349 N. Broad st. last mght were over heard in a drug store next door. An employe, Henry Suber, of 2543 N. Mole st., called police, and a few seconds later, the burglars probably reasoning that their noise had aroused the neighborhood- ran from the basement trapdoor Suber pointed out two suspects to Patrolmen Raymond Carter and Raymond Smith, who answered the calL The men, identified as John Rogers, 21, and Robert Leitz, 22, both of 29th st. near Hunting Fines totaling nearly $1900 were imposed yesterday on 18 Federal Government employes by Magis trate William Hagan in Central Police Court for failure to pay more than $1400 in City Wage taxes. Prosecution of 14 other Federal employes was dropped on the recommendation of Assistant City So licitor Maurice M. Mordell when they paid more than $1100 owed the city in wage taxes. FINED $100 AND COSTS j Mordell told Magistrate Hagan that the 18 who were fined $100 and $5 costs each were delinquent for an average of four years. It was pointed out by Mordell after the hearing that the 13 have 10 days in which to pay the fines and costs. If they fail to do so, he said, they are liable to imprison ment of 30 days each and can be assessed an additional $100 for each year they are delinquent. 14 CLEARED THEMSELVES The 32 delinquent Federal employes were summoned to court yesterday after they had been given an earlier hearing before Christmas and were granted an extension because of the holidays. Mordell said 14 of the delinquents cleared themselves when they paid their taxes before the hearing started. The 32 employes, Mordell said, were cited for prosecution when they failed to make City Wage Tax returns. Deductions for the tax are not made by the Federal Government. They included employes of the Treasury, Veterans Administration, Navy, Army, Postoffice and Census Bureau. SECOND CURTAILMENT The curtailment in service was the second in four months on the line, begun in 1917 and finally completed a year ago at a cost of more than $7,000,000. The tube has been losing money steadily since it was opened on Friday, Feb. 13 and fewer than 20,000 passengers are carried per week. The transit company also announced it would cut service on Route 79, in South Philadelphia, starting next week. During off- peak hours, the line will operate only on Snyder ave. between Swanson st. and 29th st. The first eastbound car of the day will leave 29th st. at 4:51 A. M.. Monday through Friday, and at 5 A. M. on Saturdays and Sundays. Westbound, the last car will leave Swanson st. at 1:52 A. M. five days a week, and at 2:05 A. M. on Saturdays and Sundays. KEEP NAVAL BASE LINE However, the line will continue to serve the Naval Base as heretofore during peak periods, and Route 81 will still be operated on an all-night basis on Snyder ave. between Swanson and 20th sts. The PTC pointed out that two other lines. Routes C and 20, run to the Naval Base around the clock, while Route G runs there during peak hours. The service, according to a company spokesman, is "in excess of present riding demands, except during peak periods." Court Upholds Suit in Firings A request by the city that the court dismiss a suit by two employes of the Board of Revision of Taxes to halt their dismissal was turned flown yesterday by Judge Charles L. Guerin of Common Pleas Court No. 4.- Judge Guerin ruled the city's objection was without legal merit, The objection was to the manda mus action of Nicholas Tiemo, of 1231 S. 12th St., and John J. Torri, Jefferson Gets Palsy Grant The Department of Pediatrics of Jefferson Medical College has re ceived a grant of $7500 from United Cerebral Palsy for research on the cause, arrest and possible reversibility of brain injury, it was announced yesterday. Dr. Charles F. McKhann, professor of pediatrics at Jefferson, who will direct the research said the project would explore the extent to which brain injury could not only be induced but reversed with chemicals. United Cerebral Palsy supports research in a number of medical schools and hospitals throughout the country. 5 Youths Fined In Jheft of Urns Five Philadelphia youths were fined $10 each and paid costs of $4 in Pennsauken, N. J., Municipal Court last night, after pleading guilty to the theft of a number of pottery urns from a roadside stand on Route 130 last Dec. 21. Those fined by Judge George E. Yost were Richard Philbin, 19, of I st. near Lycoming; Joseph P. Foy. 19, of I st. near Luzerne; Theodore Clayton. 19, of Palmetto st. near Luzerne; John Kwartnik, 18 ,of El-sinore st. near Pike, and Martin J. McCormick, 18, of Jackson st. near Kennedy. of 1506 Federal St., on the basis don, denied they were in the store, they had not taken their protest They were charged with burglary, to the Civu service commission. 5 1st Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cabrelli, of 1400 S. Taylor st will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary tomorrow. They have six children, 12 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. - Two fur coats valued at $4550, clothing and $372 were stolen yes-J terday from three Cheltenham township homes within a three-block area. In each burglary, the Intruder gained entrance to the house through a first floor window Mrs. Leon Zuckerman, of 1109 Orleans rd., toll police she went to bed at 1 A. M. An hour later she arose to obtain some medicine from a handbag in a rear bedroom. Mrs. Zuckerman said she missed her handbag after lunch yesterday and made a search of the house. She discovered that a $4000 mink coat, a possum coat valued at $550 and clothing also were missing. Edward A. Barton reported to police that $303 was taken from his wife's pocketbook and $65 from his trousers pocket early yesterday while they were asleep in their home at 921 Ashbourne rd. An investigation showed that a dining room window had been forced. The pocketbook was found under a cushion -on a downstairs sofa. A burglar forced a living room window in the home of Helen Grow at 817 Ashbourne rd., and stode $7 from a purse in a second floor bed' room. from hauling her all over town just because she's a stranger in the area. She carries a little pocket compass and, having determined by inquiry that the airport is southwest of the hotel, she stops the cabbie cold if he keeps driving in some other direction more than two blocks! Even the Pearls Are Cultured: One of the town's better iewelrv shoos sent a man around the other day who may have destroyed a customer's aplomb for the better part of this year. The customer was David B. Arnold, or tne advertising nrm of Gray and Rogers a man whose aplomb is not easily de-i stroyed. He had ordered a different-sized bracelet for a watch bought during the Christmas season, and although he knew he was dealing with a high-type firm, he was not prepared for what happened when the truck came to the door of his home in Haddon Heights. The deliveryman handed him the package with great ceremony, and asked him to sign the receipt. Arnold was accomplishing this task to the strains of music from the record player inside, where his wife, Susan, was listening to classical compositions, when the deliveryman suddenly askea: - "Mendelssohn?" "I suppose so." replied the replier. He handed the slip back and hurried inside. Turned out it WAS Mendelssohn the Italian Symphony, indeed. Arnold will never go to the door to sign a delivery slip again. - Among Upcoming Events: William Penn High School's June, 1928, graduating class is planning a reunion Feb. 13 at the Warwick and wants missing members to contact Rose Kushnir Seltzer at LI S-3456; and on Thursday of next week. Old Academy Players' third production of the season, "The Voice of the Turtle" opens at 3544 Indian Queen lane (five subsequent performances). iliaries and said it was her "earnest wish that the women realize their importance in this field and the great need they are fulfilling in these times." . FAMILY IS PRESENT Mrs. Wunderle wore a gray silk dress and a pink hat covered withj pearl-centered flowers, She was accompanied by her husband, president of a Philadel phia confection manufacturing concern; her daugnter, Mrs. Ha via B. Noel, of Dallas, Tex., and two sons, Horace G. Wunderle, Jr., and J. Mackie Wunderle, both of Ry dal Another daughter, Mary Alice Wunderle, stage and television actress, on tour with the University Players in Puerto Rico, was unable to be present. Book Illustrators To Exhibit Work Members of the Cheltenham Township Art Center and their friends will view original works Friday n'ght by 26 top book illus trators who have submitted eight or 10 examples of their best work The exhibit will continue at the art center, Ashbourne rd. near Rowland ave., through Feb. 7 and will be open to the public. HospitalAuditor Held in Forgery A former auditor-bookkeeper at the Wynnefield Hospital was ar rested yesterday on charges of forging $600 worth of checks sent: to the institution under the Blue Shield plan. The suspect, Irwin Kruger, 54, of 52d st. near Jefferson, admitted forging six checks of $100 each sent to the hospital as payments for patient services, according to Detective Sgt. Richard Mclnerney. Dr. Benjamin N. Litman, medi cal director of the hospital at 1601 N. 52d st., who signed the complaint, said the forgeries first came to light when no record could be found of two of the checks. He notified the Blue Shield main offices in Harrisburg and they for warded photostatic copies showing the checks had been indorsed and cashed. Kruger, who had been employed at the hospital from Oct. 7 to Dec. 7, when questioned, Mclnerney said, not only admitted signing the two checks but also four other checks of which the hospital was unaware. The checks were cashed at a Norristown bank. . The suspect was held for a hear ing today. , Mrs. Carson, 12 Others On Pension This Week Mrs. Norma B. Carson, supervisor of policewomen, and 12 other police veterans were notified in letters sent out yesterday by Commissioner Thomas J. Gibbons that they would go on pension at the end or tne week because they had either reached or passed the retirement age of 65. With the exception of Mrs. Carson, all the pensioners have 30 or more years' police service. Mrs. Carson has been in the depart ment nearly 18 years. i All but one of the police veterans will retire as of Saturday. Arthur H. Lehman, of 3512 Tackawanna St., leader of the police and fire men's band, will retire Sunday, his 65th birthday. Lehman, appoint ed a policeman Oct. 19, 1923, has been bandmaster since 1947. Mrs. Carson, whe lives at 4400 Spruce st., was appointed March 2, 1936. She has received a com mendation and several citations for her work in combatting Juvenile delinquency, especially among girls. Others retiring on pension are: John A. Gurt, a juvenile aid of ficer, of 7414 Bingham st. He was appointed July 23, 1913, has re ceived eight commendations, is as sistant chairman of the uniform commission and was an organizer of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge, Patrolman James Crilley, 11th and Winter sts. station, of 4325 N 6th st., appointed July 25, 1913. Patrolman Thomas J. Kelly, 39th st. and Lancaster ave. station of 6404 Garman st., appointed July 19, 1911. Patrolman Urie Loatman, 12th and Pine sts. station, of 5332 Race I St., appointed July 2, 1914. Patrolman James J. McCauley, E. Girard and Montgomery aves. station, of 2043 E. Russell st., ap pointed Aug. 31, 1923. Patrolman David J. Casey, E. Girard and Montgomery aves. station, of 3435 Ryan ave., appointed May 14, 1919. Patrolman John J. Glynn, 24th and Wolf sts. station, of 2716 Hel-lerman st., appointed Sept. 2, 1920. Sgt. Frank Marturano. 24th and Wolf sts. station, of 5551 Spruce St., appointed Sept. 10, 1917. Detective John J. Duffy, North east CID, Paul and Ruan sts of 2622 E, Lehigh ave., appointed May 5, 1917. He has had three commendations. Patrolman William Tr inkle. summons divisions, of 3120 Diss ton St., appointed July 26, 1923. Patrolman John J. O'Donnell. headquarters. City Hall, of 2703 Brown st., appointed July 12, 1911. 'Secret Agent' Told to Get Job Frederick E. Todd, convicted in the U. S. District Court here of posing as a "secret agent on the trail of a dangerous saboteur," was warned yesterday by Judge J. Cullen Ganey to give up his "flight of fancy" and get a job or he would go to jaiL Todd, 63, found guilty of impersonation by a jury several weeks ago, agreed tc accept Judge Ganey's sentence of a year sus pended and two years probation with the strings attached. TWO WEEKS GIVEN "Unless you report to the Probation Department within two weeks that you have a job," Judge Ganey warned, "you will have to serve your sentence." . Government agents testified at the trial that Todd defrauded R. Scott Washington, of Morton, Delaware county, of more than $100 after winning his confidence by posing as a Government agent. LECTURED BY JUDGE "You have the idea you can live by your wits," Judge Ganey told Todd, "but you're not witty enough. "It is time you abandon the idea of playing Romeo to some fanciful Juliet and go to work." The defendant, who once was manager of an Atlantic City hotel, has been living at a Salvation Army home in Manayunk.

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