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THE SUN, BALTIJfOnE, WEDNISDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1. 1936 319 POLICEMEN CITED FOR MERIT Governor Nice Trcsonts Awards In Ceremony At Police Headquarters .Widows Of Officers Malinof-ski And Hirsch Arc Given Medals Former Relief Clients Greet New Year With limit For Food Families On Bernard Street, Who Must Wait Ten Days For WPA Pay, Pusy Themselves And Know No 19.56 Festivity Citations for meritorious services during -935 were presented to 319 policemen yesterday by Governor Nice. The ceremony of presentation took place at police headquarters in the presence of a number of guests, Each officer was given a medal. Honor medals also were given widows of Patrolman Arthur Malinolski, of the Northwestern district, who was 8. at to death at Maine and Guynn Oak avei.ues by a person or persons never identified, and Patrolman Max Hirsch, of the Southern district, who was injured fatally in a fall while searching for burglars. Those Attending Ceremony Besides General Gaither, Commissioner of Police, others who attended the services included Bernard J. Wells, State's Attorney, and former State Senator Harry O. Levin. Governor Nice, former Governor Ritchie and Herbert R. O'Conor, Attorney-General, were the speakers. Highly commended oilicers were Lieut. Robert E. Bradley, Lieut. Joseph H. Itzel, Lieut. John H. Kratz, Lieut. James A. Manning, Lieut. Michael J McKew, Sergt. Albert N. Kirwan, Sergt. Frank T. Schmidt, Patrolman Ralph Amrein, Patrolman Howard L. Collins, Detective-Patrolman George F. Klemmick. Asks If Mayor Intends To Replace J. S. Bopp Sellmayer Cites Charter On Quali fications For Head Of Transportation Bureau Citing the City Charter on the quali fications for the head of the Bureau of Transportation, George Sellmayer, president of the City Council yester day asked Mayor Jackson whether he intends to replace Joseph S. Bopp, present head of the bureau. In a statement read at a meeting of the Board of Estimates, Mr. Sellmayer asked the Mayor whether it is true that Bopp, "while quite affable and likeable, really knows nothing about trucks and was a deputy court clerk for many years." ' Hi.-; statement, two pages long, went into the matter of the city's system of hiring trucks which has been one of the objects of Sellmayer's attacks. It was a busy New Year's Eve on Bernard street. No champagne corks were heard to pop, no cheers rang, no toasts offered when 1936 blew in. But Mrs. Krout and Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Mooney bustled about in the snow bringing in supplies for their Now Year's feasts day-old bread which a nearby bakery had donated to their households. They have been on relief, but no checks were Riven them by the BERC yesterday, when their weekly allowance had given out. They must receive their funds from the WPA after this, and none of these checks will be due them for about ten days. They all have a lot of children, who have a way of getting very hungry when they arc not fed, so the women spent a busy night seeing what could be done about it. At the home of Mrs. Mary Kraut. 2645 Bernard street, her husband and two little girls were gathered in the kitchen, where the fire in the stove provided the only heat in the house, Neighbor With Her Mrs, Charles Holmes, who lives two blocks north, was seated there loo and when the talk turned upon the family's prospects, Mrs. Krout said nodding to Mrs. Holmes; "Don't mind this lady. Shes m the same boat I'm in." Mrs. Krout was, in fact, better off than Mrs. Holmes, for the Krout family had had supper bread and bean soup But Mrs. Holmes had had no supper at all. The two ladies had paid some calls together to the Northern police station and to the bakery in search of help. "Mrs. Krout wanted me to go to the store on Twenty-seventh street to see if they would give us some food, but I didn't have the nerve Maybe I will later on tonight," Mrs. Holmes related. Gets $1.50 From Welfare After finding that she was to receive no BERC check, Mrs. Krout had gone to the Family Welfare, where she was given $1.50. Part of this had been invested in a bar of soap, which lay on the table in the kitchen, and a 19-cent bag of coal. With these pur chases, the Krout family last night possessed a pot of soup and a little lard, sugar, flour and coffee nothing else. Long ago the gas and electricity had been turned off. The home wa lighted with one oil lamp borrowed from a neighbor, also on relief. The outlook for 193G was none too bright, Mrs. Krout admitted, For there was no money to pay the rent, and Mrs. Krout would not be sur prised if the landlord put her belongings on the street today. The only thing that really worries Mrs. Krout, however, is that her little girls will go hungry. For the f.rst une in the conversation, tier eyes filled with tears ns she looked at the hildren pretty little things, neat and lean and remarkably cheerful. I can starve and 1 won't do any thing about it, I suppose," the mother said. "But when they starve my chil- en, I'm going to fight!" At Mrs. Holmes' dwelling, tidy and spotless like Mrs. Krout's glassware shining and linen crisp and white, the hostess opened her cupboard and ice box to show the total food supply-three apples and a little flour. She lias three children, all of thm with their father last nigh', at the hou of n aunt, who altio is on relief. But the co there each nmnt nocause n is Afarin, and they have a gay time play ing bingo. Around the corner, on Hampden street, is Mrs. Holmes' sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Mooncy, who with her husband and eight children, also was living on her last dollar. Another Tragic House Across the street from Mrs. Krouls home was that of Mrs. Helen Hogan, who is still drawing a relief check. since there are no employables in her family, but who was not having a happy New Year s Eve. Her husband, Osborne Hogan, died on Christmas Day, and her Jli-yoar-old daughter, Irmn, was taken to Union Memorial Hospital yesterday, near death from burns. Irma's dress caught fire Monday from the stove under the mantelpiece, while she was cleaning up the house for New Year's. Next door a family from the country moved in yesterday. The visitor to Bernard street dropped in to say Happy New Year, and found a mother and her eleven children gathered around the stove in the small front room a relatively opulent family, since the father had a job only a few days ago and he has hopes of getting another one soon. They were sitting up to see the new year in. 6,325 NEEDY FACE NEW YEAR UNAIDED 8,700 Unemployable To Stay On nolls-$3K2,000 Avail-able For January Most Difficult Month Since Organization Of Relief Is Expected (Continued mm Page 20) widows, elderly persons not eligible for old-age pensions, and persons mentally or physically ill." No Provision Being Made "1 feel it extremely important," Mr Greenstein said, "for the people to realize that we are making no provision whatsoever for certain large categories of former relief cases who undoubtedly will be in real need." The Relief Administrator then grouped those who will not receive aid as follows: Able-bodied individuals now on relief who have not yet been absorbed by the WPA. This group includes 2,532 in Baltimore city and 1,112 in the counties, totaling 3,644 cases. Persons who have been assigned to WPA jobs, but who have not received their first pay checks. In some of these cases the checks will not be available for nearly three weeks. This group includes 1,000 in Baltimore city and 1,681 in the counties, totaling 2,681 cases. Not To Supplement Wages Mr. Greenstein also explained that no provision could be made for new cases which ordinarily would be added to the relief rolls; for supplementation in cases where a VPA worker's wages are less than his relief budget, and for those WPA workers who become ill and automatically suffer loss of pay. Additional relief cases which ordinarily would be expected in January were estimated by Mr. Greenstein at 3,100929 in Baltimore city and 2,171 in the counties. One of the first pleas of distress as a result of the decision to reduce the relief rolls came to Mr, Greenstein yesterday from Stato Senator Hurry T, Phoebus (Rep,, Somerset), who said conditions in his county were "critical." Senator Phoebus named twenty persons whom he said had applied for relief, but were refused, and asked Mr. Greenstein "what could be done." Unable To Aid, He Say The Relief Administrator expressed sympathy, but replied that he could do nothing because of a limitation of funds. At the same time, the People's Unemployment League, in a letter to Governor Nice, urged executive action to see that the "needy of this State do not starve." The league asked also that the Governor receive a delegation tomorrow for the purpose of "laying the complete case before you and hearing your plans to alleviate the suffering." "It seems unthinkable to us," the letter state 1, "that you, as Governor of the State of Maryland, can possibly remain inactive in view of the tremendous gravity of the situation which becomes effective tomorrow (January 1). "We are too concerned at the immediate prospects to go very far back i into the developments which havt brought about the present crisis, but we must point out to you that the People's Unemployment League of Maryland has repeatedly urged your action during the past three-month period to obviate and forestall the suffering which is now so Imminent." The letter was signed by James Blackwell, chairman of the executive committee of the league. Obituary MRS. CHARLES H. PINCHBECK Word has been recelvec'. in Baltimore of the sudden death of Mrs. Charles H. Pinchbeck, wife of the former pastor of the Seventh Baptist Church. Mrs. Pinchbeck died Monday night In Richmond, and the funeral services will be held tomorrow at noon at the horr. of their daughter, Mrs. Garland Harwood, 1647 West Grace street, Richmond. Dr. Pinchbeck served the Seventh Baptist Church in. Baltimore for twelve years. He is now pastor of the First Baptist Church, Parkersburg, W. Va. 1 II SKBffi) -Li r- t .earn? to YOU! V 1 cY The May Company extends best wishes for a happy and properous 1936. Let us all go forward with courage and confidence that the New Year will see a fuller and broader recovery of our national prosperity. Thursday, January 2 we begin a Grand Series of the first of which will be published in two pages of this afternoon's "Sun." Each of these "Dynamic Sales" has been carefully planned in advance and each represents a remarkable value in merchandise of high quality and excellence. More than ever in 1936 you'll find that if you Get it at May's, it pays! EXTENDS A GREETING :&apBP--J$i& Prosperous Sear Co M jfriente anb $atroM AND ANSWERS A QUESTION Of course the question is "How's business?" And the answer is "Good.'i During 1935 we again distributed our largest physical volume of merchandise for any one year, and during the second half of the year we started to make new dollar records. From July to December we had the largest six months in our history,' and our Christmas business was the largest we have ever had. We recently had the largest sale day in our history, and also the largest regular business day. We paid more money to our resources during the past six months, for merchandise and supplies, than for any similar period. We had the largest payroll in the history of our business, both in dollars and number of people. And, because of the legislation of the State of Maryland that put the entire burden of relief and old-age pensions upon the retailers of the State, we paid very much more in taxes, both in dollars and percent to sales, than during any similar period. W7e wish we were able to report record earnings as well, but due to the last mentioned facts, that is not possible. .fCp :r3 s I i ' Kf :,rM.,,,7--.. ;-K

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