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TIJE SUX. BALTIMOTtE. FJUDAY MOTtXIXG. MAY 20. Ifir.O 28 SEEKING SWEEPING COUNTY TREASURER They Won The Gouelicr Blazers or an elaborate system of navigational ids, was recommended.

Skippers and pilots told of inability to define the canal's banks at night. CRABBE DEMANDS LOCAL OPTION LAW Baltimore County Seeks Road-Lighting Rale Cut Commissioners' Request For Move Taken Under Advlaement By P. S. C. A request by the Baltimore County Commissioners for reduced rates for road lighting was taken under advisement yesterday by the Public Service Commission.

The County Commissioners, who named the Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company, of Baltimore, defendants, had fded the petition for reduced rates in July, 1336. At the request of the County Commissioners a hearing was postponed several times. Last summer hearings were held eleven days. The hearing was then postponed until this spring. Attorneys completed their oral arguments Keep State Democratic, O'Conor Urges Women Governor Speak At Meeting Of State Party Clubs In Capital Country Club Washington, May 25 (At Gov.

Herbert R. O'Conor of Maryland urgarj 700 members of the United Democratic Women's Club of Maryland today to apply their influences and efforts to keep the State "in the Democratic column" in the 1940 elections. Mrs. Henry F. Grady, national Democratic eommitteewoman of California, told club member at the Congressional Country Club meeting that WPA expenditures are "peace insurance." She said: "Instead of spending money on gas and bombs we have spent it on food and housing, accomplishing our aim in the American pioneer way." y- A sC fc 4 'f V- fx II I i ul T-S IP ml L-J Communities Want Such Action, Dry Leader Says At Board Conference Superintendent Of Anti-Saloon League Reelected For 22d Term (Continued Jroin Page 34) affecting public health and public morals along State-wide lines.

System On Legislation "There has developed a system which seems binding on members of House and Senate to allow all bilLs of a local nature to receive the unanimous vote in both houses. "This applies to moral questions as well as all others. While it would be all to the bad on State-wide measures can be used to very great advantage for local option measures. "Under present conditions I cannot nee how a State-wide bill can be passed. It is therefore my recommen dation that the league throw lis influence in the various counties, as we did in Cecil county in 1937.

for local bills to close saloons on Sunday, "This brings us again to the propo sition of local laws to vote the saloon out seven days a week. This will be brought about in Maryland only when in separate counties we are able to elect a State Senator and members of the House of Delegates who will ask for a referendum on this question.1 Rejects Parole Plea Of Woman Poisoner Moser Declines To Review Case Of Mrs. Hattie Stone, Slayer Of Her Son Herman Moser, Tarole Commis sioner, announced yesterday he had declined to review the case of Mrs. Hattie Stone, who is serving eighteen years in the House of Correction for poisoning her 15-year-old son at Bel Air in 1929. Mrs.

Stone's application for a parole in 1936 was rejected by W. David Tilghman, then Parole Commissioner. She was convicted of second-degree murder in the Circuit Court for Harford county, and was given the maximum penalty. Records in the Parole Commission er's office show that after her son. George, died June 4.

1929, an autopsy revealed a trace of strychnine poison. CHANGES IN CANAL Shipping Interests Present Recommendations At Army Engineer Hearing Operation Of C. D. Water way Thus Far Is Regarded As "Experiment" Ilr rtltROM, K. Vt II.I.IW1X (Continnetf from Paye 34) merce and Steamship Trade Association.

J. Hampton Moore, of thus city, president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, also has given his indorsement to the program. The veteran in the battle for the development of the nation's inland and coastal waterways asked prime consideration of the importance of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal as a major link in a $100,000,000 system of waterways, highly valuable from a commercial and national defense standpoint. The originnl authorization for the canal project, he pointed out, permits carrying out the improvements recommended by local interests. One representative declared that "nentimetil seen unanimous for many of the revisions called for." Says Tonnage Is Assured Calling upon the engineers to provide increased dimensions, Moore said: "Figures have been presented to show the volume of business that has been moving under existing restrictions.

Lots of business is ahead; a very substantial increase in tonnage is Assured once the project is finished." Proponents argued that the additional expenditure 5 volved in carrying out the comprehensive improvement program is justified not only from the standpoint of anticipated tonnage but to salvage the appreci able investment already made. Objection From Delaware Delaware community and civic interests registered objection to phases of the program affecting bridges across the canal. Mr. Pouder's recommendations called for eventual abandoning of the Reedy Point and Summit bridges. He also proposed to limit canal crossing, in the twelve-mile stretch from the Delaware river to the Elk river, to two main highway and one railway span.

The Association of Commerce's plan is predicated Upon bridge replacements and removals being financed by the Federal Government, as owners and operators of the bridge. Now is the time to study the whole bridge problem, it is argued, when replacement of the St. Georges struc ture on the main Delaware peninsula highway is under discussion. The program further calls for bridges of the high-span type which will clear mean high water by 140 to 165 feet and have supports located on the banks of the canal rather than in the canal, as at present, with the vertical-lift span bridges. Opposes Elimination W.

W. Mack, chief engineer of the Delaware Department of Highways, speaking for the Governor and for the roads body, went on record as being "definitely opposed to elimination of any of the bridges." The Association of Commerce's proposal for realignment of the canal, increasing its width at bends and near bridge approaches In the interest of safe navigation, was praised by pilots and steamship operators. Difficulties in negotiating sharp bends at Goose Point, near Chesapeake City, and east of the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge were described by frequent users of the waterway. Provision of a suitable anchorage, or mooring basins, off Town Point Wharf, west of Chesapeake City, were asked by the local delegation. Immediate steps were urged to facilitate night passages on the canal.

To make this possible, installation of more floodlights at 500-foot intervals. The Association of Bay and River of Delaware Pilots voiced approval of this and other features of the program. Pilots of this association have refused to guide vessels through the canal at night. The use of tugs in escorting ships was criticized by practical shipping men. One pilot, who boasted many safe transits, told of the "ships dragging the tugs through the canal all the way, with the tugs being of no use whatever." He said the charge of $200 for tug service is a deterrent to the full use of the waterway.

This regulation wa adopted following the Waukegan dis aster. Capt. H. C. Jefferson, of the Curtis Bay Towing Company, and representative of the Propeller Club, Port of Baltimore, said at the hearing: "The charge Ls fair in that It is based on the work of a tug for a day.

At the same time, from the ship's standpoint, it is excessive. That's what is involved in taking a ship through from Philadelphia and returning the tug to its base. "But 1 do not favor the system, and have consequently solicited no business," he added. Other Recommendations Other recommendations included: Improvement in the control, operation and the handling of guard boats which direct truffle in the waterway. Provide adequate mooring dolphins with catwalks, ladders and attendants on constant duty to assist in tying tip vessels.

Ease restrictions on vessels' speeds now limited to six miles per hour, which was described as making it impossible to "maintain steerage-way" against flood tide. Straighten waterway from Biddle's Point to Summit bridge. Several suggestions were made for widening the canal to 350 or 400 feet and deepening it to 30 feet. It was the consensus of opinion, however, that if the realignment, widening at bridges, lighting and regulation improve ments were undertaken these would be sufficient. Major Burlin presided at the hear ing, along with Capt.

H. S. Miller, executive officer, Philadelphia engineer district: Capt. C. W.

Meyer, resident canal engineer, and C. C. Warner, associate engineer, representing the Baltimore district engineer. Shipping interests not represented were invited by Major Meyer to submit briefs within two weeks. Testimony taken at today's hearings and by brief will be embodied in a report to be submitted to the chief of engineers.

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old tires, too! Be satisfied WINS 5-YEAR FIGHT Hunter Nnmcs I lis Own Counsel, Cornelius V. Roc, Of Towson Post Pays $2,500 Yearly Control Pnsses From Hands Of Commissioners Victorious in a five-year fight through sessions of the legislature and in courts for the privilege of nam ir.g hLa own legal adviser, Thomas C. Hunter, treasurer of Baltimore county, last night appointed Cornelius V. Roe, Towson attorney, to the post. Through a bill signed by Governor O'Conor.

the measure having been pav.ed by the Legislature after a bitter fight over a matter of purely local legislation, Mr. Hunter finally was able to defeat the Board of County Com missioners. The commissioner sought the political plum themselves. Once Paid $10,000 Yearly The pof.t, once a sinecure mc I sliernl of approximately JiOdno a year when held several years ago by the late Fletcher II. (loisuch It hm to its present figure thiotiuh siirresme manipulations by county politicians, who have used the plea of "economy" to change the law controlling the position and at the same time to cut down the annual Mlary for the Job.

The fight over a counsel for the tre asure began In 1934, when the former board of commissioners, also to the Democratic faction to which Mr. Hunter belongs, started a movement to cut down the purported compensation of $10,000 a year which Mr. Gorsuch tepoitedly drew largely from fees attendant to sales of tix-deLnquent property. Murray Named J. Howard Murray was appointed by the commissioners to succeed Mr.

Gorsuch. At the 1935 session of the Legislature. House Bill No. 25 was introduced on the opening day as an "emergency measure." A bitter fight ever local legislation took place on the floor in which delegates from all over the State joined. Mr.

Hunter and his faction were unsuccessful in their attempt to defeat passage of the bill, and former Governor Nice signed the measure. Later, through Isaac Lobe Straus, an attorney. Mr. Hunter attempted to have the law declared unconstitutional by asking an injunction. However, he was defeated again ajid Mr.

Murray was given the position at a fixed salary of 53.500. Held Post Only Few Months Mr, Murray held the only a few months, when one of the evolutions for which Baltimore county Democratic politics is famous threw him out and put in Milton R. Smith. On this appointment Mr. Hunter made a compromise with his political opponents.

Later. Mr. Hunter disagreed with the other group, but Mr. Smith remained. However, when Mr.

Hunter last year was reelected on the ticket with II. Streett Baldwin, County Commissioner, and other allies, it seemed that the time was at hand for naming his own counsel. Another Battle However, as soon as Mr. Baldwin end his colleagues were elected, they caused en immediate rupture with Mr. Hunter by appointing Michael Paul Smith, of Reisterstown.

as counsel without consulting the treasurer. Biding his time until the Legislature met, Mr. Hunter marshaled every vote he and his friends could obtain in the House and Senate and put through a bill by a close margin. This gave him control of the political plum, taking it out of the hands of the County Commissioners. O.

Veterans' Units To Open Session Today Employes' Association And Auxiliary Will Hear Address By Daniel Willard Two hundred delegates from the principal cities and division points along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad are expected to attend the annual convention of the grand lodge of the Baltimore and Ohio Veteran Employes' Association and its auxiliary in this city. Daniel Willard. president of the road, will address the gathering at one of the busines sessions at the Lord Bal timore Hotel, where the two-day con vention opens today. A banquet will be held tonight and the election of officers will take place bt noon tomorrow. Twenty years of jrvice with the B.

or with its mh-sidiary, the Alton, are required for membership. There are 8,000 in the association and its auxiliary. Bandit Gels Iron Pipe In Holdup, But That's All Tries To Rob Ludwlg Turer, But Flees Without Taking Vic tim'i Week' Pay The youthful masked bandit who held up Ludwig Turer last night is the richer for a ten-inch piece of iron ripe but that Is all. Turer had just reached the of his home at Pennington avenue and Church street, with his week's pay in his pocket, when the bandit grabbed him and said: "This is a stickup." Turer turned around quickly, hold ing in his hand a piece of iron pipe which he had found on his way home iid the bandit, apparently frightened, took the pipe, ran up the alley near the house, and disappeared in an automobile. Memorial Services Sunday Maccahean Post.

No. 32, of the Amer it an and its auxiliary, will hold memorial services at 2.30 P. Sunday the Hebrew Friendship Cemetery. YourCarJ safely on U. S.

Royal Master they actually stop 4 to 223 feet enjoy a silent, flowing ride from disturbing tread noises and fatigue of incessant vibration. U. S. Tires at Kimmels. Get the experienced judgment of Chas.

E. II. Mullaney who each have 20 years experience in selling and Got a liberal allowance on your tire buyer buy U. S. Tires from 'Though tame and tid wait for no man, long distance service can fix the day and set the hour.

It's cheapfast 3-Minute Night and Sunday Slation-to-Slalion Calls from Baltimor MARGERY STERN Gouelicr College Athletic Asso is vice-president. Holh arc were awarded blazers for ability. 40 MEN ARRESTED IN GAMBLING RAID Police Enter Mount Royal Pleasure Club By Means Of Fire Escape Betting Slips, Slot Machine Taken In Supposedly Empty Building Forty men were seized last night in raid on the Mount Royal Pleasure Club, in the 100 block West Mount Royal avenue, when Capt. Lawrence King led a squad of police up the fire escape into a supposedly unoccupied building. The police found that the had been painted on the iaside and barricades of one-inch planking erect behind them to keep anyone in the street from seeing into the building.

Entrance Is Next Door Entrance to the club, which police charge was equipped as a book-making establishment, was furnished to customers through the next-door building. There was a doorway joining the two buildings at the second-floor level. Lieut. Harry King and Sergt Karl Kornkc were in the raiding squad, which confiscated two telephones, betting sheets and slips, $130 and a slot machine of the "one-arm type. The president and vice-president of club were charged with maintaining a book-making establishment, and thirty-eight others, including two Negroes, found in the club faced charges of disturbing the peace.

Henry Bernstein, 30. of the 3500 block Overview road, president, and Frank Adams, $1. of the 700 block West Fayette street, the vice-president, each were released on $500 bail for appearance this morning before Magistrate John H. Stanford. Those charged with disturbing the peace were required to post $6.45 col lateral for appearance at the same rlrne Ooltlc-n wedding Hlnd of Straight MISS A1LEEN P1NKERTON Miss Slrm is president of llic ciation, nnd Miss Pinkcrton nnd last night they all-round KERNAN PICTURES BRING LOW PRICES ivc Of Eight Oil Paintings Attract No Bidders At Public Auction rints From "Art Gallery" Between Hotel And Theater Fare Better Baltimore art collectors declined to bid on five of eight large oil paintings owned by tlie late James L.

Kernan when they were offered for sale yesterday in a Park avenue auction room. Despite persuasions of James H. Galton that the five paintings would end enchantment to any scene they domed, the auctioneer did not re ceive a bid on any or inem. inree paintings sold for a total of 597.50. Among them was on that for years occupied a corner of the "art gallery" between the Maryland Theater and the Congress Hotel, formerly Kernan's Hotel.

Cost Put At $1,100 This painting, for whiqh friends of Mr. Kernan said he paid $1,100, pic- urcd a wooden door on which hung rifle and a game pouch. A hunter peeks around the door. The purchaser, said to be former employe of Mr. Kernan, bought the canvas for $23.

Another huge canvas, "After the Ball," showing a Pierrot reslitiR, which was said Mr. Kernan got for $5,000, went to Dr. Frank Marino for $52.50, the highest price paid for any of the paintings. The third, an Alpine winter scene, sold for $20. Greater success met the offering of prints, forty-five of them bringing total of $287 with none remaining unsold.

A pair done by Boucher after Sadler were knocked down for $62. Others were sold for as low as $2.50. Before the sale began the receivers. who offered the collection, withdrew two of the ten paintings listed in a specially printed catalogue. One of these was a life-size portrait of George Washington and the other a huge af fair called "Every Soul Was Saved" that dominated the "art gallery." which in reality was a narrow room connecting the theater and the hotel.

Picture Remains Outside A full page of the catalogue was devoted to the disaster picture which. because of its eight by twelve feet. could not be carried into the auction room on the second floor, but leaned against a wall on the first floor. It was minus the hawser frame, gilded. which attracted attention in the old "gallery." This picture depicts the rescue of 725 emigrants from the sinking steamer Denmark by the crew of the cattle ship Missouri fifty years ago.

Painted by the English artist Henny for the Atlantic Transport Company in whose New York offices it hung for years, the canvas later was sold to Doc Slater, who conducted a gambling house at Saratoga, N. Y. When State authorities clamped down in 1900 the picture was sold to Mr. Kernan. Mr.

Kernan always maintained the portrait of Washington was the work of Rembrandt Peale and an exact replica of one hanging in the Capitol in Washington. Mr. Kernan said the picture was found in the wreckage of Peale's Baltimore Museum at Balti more and Calvert streets after it was burned in 1874. At that time Mr. Ker nan was operating a burlesque theater.

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and Mrs. Mary Bernhardt, parents of Elmer F. Bernhardt, head of the Central Pay Roll Bureau, will celebrate their golden wedding anni versary today at their home, 5501 Windsor Mill road. They were married May 2G, 1889, in Philadelphia. Many of tl eir close friends will extend congratulations.

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