Daily News from New York, New York on July 23, 1934 · 8
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Daily News from New York, New York · 8

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Monday, July 23, 1934
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8 DAILY NEWS, MONDAY, JULY 23. 1934 Leaders Enlist In Roosevelt Housing Drive Washington, D. C, July 22 (JP). Bankers, industrialists, real estate dealers and private citizens were officially recorded by the score today as enlisting in the Ad-miJiistration's housing program designed to put millions back to work. This was shown by James A Moffett, Housing Administrator, who made public telegrams from leaders throughout the country. 5,000,000 Jobs Coal. Moffett, who has set the re-employment of 5,000,0C0 as his goal, is gearing his organization for an early start on the task of inducing private citizens to spend a billion r - City to Construct 9 Pools Pal of Barrow To Provide Safe Swimming Flushing Meadows, on Grand Central Parkway Extension. Bronx Van Cortlandt Park and St. Mary's Park. (Other pictures on page 18) - D. A. R. DAY AT CAMP Camp Dix, N. J., July 22. In honor of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Brig.-Gen. H. L. Laubach, Camp Commander here, has designated next Thursday as D. A. R. Day. James A. Moffett Looking for 5,000,000 job. and a half in repairing and building hornet. "While the housing improvement program will get under way quickly," he said, "the problem of organization of the mortgage division, involving the long range outlook, naturally will take a considerable length of time to solve." Back Buildings, Repairs. The Government will guarantee mortgages for new buildings up to N) per cent, of their value. First emphasis, however, is to be placed cn banks, and building and loan associations and other financial in-btitutions to lend money for the painting of houses, repairing of roofs, installation of new plumbing and other items of modernization. Twenty per cent, of losses on such loans will be guaranteed. Albert L. Deane, president of General Motors Holding Corporation, has been selected as deputy administrator in charge of modernization and his appointment was commended in the telegrams received by Mo.ffett. Dim of the best features ever produced by m nru'sppr is The iVcurs "Daily True Story From Real Life." Actual stories rieht out of life. Human, pulsating. Vibrant stories you can't help but enjoy. ( NEWS photo l Diving in for a swim in the East River off 3d St. Taking a chance in unclean waters shouldn't be necessary once the program for out door swimming pools is completed by the Park Department. To Be Ready Next Summer, 14 More Slated. A program of outdoor swimming pool construction to provide the five boroughs with adequate water recreational facilities in Summer was announced yesterday by the Park Department following several weeks' study of the city's boundary waters. Work will start at once on nine pools, which will be ready for pub lic use next Summer, while plans will be drawn for fourteen more to le started in the Spring. Will Use Relief Funds. The nine pools slated for immediate construction will be financed by relief funds. Extension of the program to the other fourteen will hinge upon availability of other funds in the Fall. The city's most urgent need is for three pools in Manhattan, two each in Brooklyn and Queens and one each in the Bronx and Richmond. The following locations were announced b Park Commissioner Robert Moses after consulting with the heads of the Health and Sanitation Departments: Manhattan Highbridge Reservoir, Hamilton Fish Park and Thomas Jefferson Park. Brooklyn MacCarren Park and Sunset Park. Queens Astoria Park and St. Albans Park. Bronx Crotona Park. Richmond An unnamed area, N'ew Brighton. Other Location: Locations selected for the other pools are: Manhattan Riverside Drive at 75th St., Mt. Morris Park and De-Witt Clinton Park. Brooklyn Red Hook Park, Bushwick Park, Dyker Beach Park and unnamed area at Blake and Euclid Aves. Queens Kissena Park, Chisholm Park, Jacob Riis .Park, Forest Park and Flees Death Cell; 1 Slain, 2 Injured ( Continued from page 2) en by a confederate who had waited outside the walls. Frazier overpowered Lee Bra- zelton, guard, as he entered his cell at 4:30 P. M. to bring him his evening meal, tied him up and, taking Brazelton's keys, liberated the other five. They made a dash through a corridor, armed with three pistols obtained in some manner as yet unknown. They struck Guard H. E. George on the forehead and knocked him out of their path as they sped toward the walls. Escape Amid Shots. Next encountering W. T. Mc-Connell, a picket guard, they opened fire on him. During the exchange of shots, Palmer, Thompson and Hamilton succeeded in scaling the high barrier. Guard D. W. Roberts killed Walker as he climbed the wall, wounded Frazier as the lifer made his second atempt to scale the bar rier, and shot and wounded Johnson, who was following. The three condemned convicts Hamilton, Palmer and Thompson sped away in the auto and last were reported seen south of Nacog doches. They left Huntsville on the Houston highway and apparently cut back northward toward Louisiana and Arkansas. Hamilton was under a death sen tence for the killing of Major Crowson, prison guard, during machine gun raid and jail delivery by Barrow and Bonnie Parker on. the Eastham Prison Farm last Jan, 16. Hamilton also was under sentences totaling more than 350 years for various robberies and a killing in Hillsboro. Palmer also was under a sentence for the killing of Crowson. Walker, Thompson and Frazier were serving robbery sentences. Taxpayers Ask Probe of Graft In Relief Funds A demand for a special Grand Jury to investigate graft and waste in the administration of public relief funds was addressed yesterday to Gov. Lehman by Joseph Goldsmith, president of the Council of Real Estate Associations, said to represent 60,000 taxpayers. "The relief racket in New York has become so scandalous and corrupt that I respectfully request you immediately appoint a Supreme Court Justice to preside at an extraordinary session of the Criminal Court and to empanel a Special Grand Jury to investigate the terrible waste of taxpayers funds," said Goldsmith to the Governor in a telegram. "Millions of dollars are being scandalously wasted and stole.i in relief work," Goldsmith said. "Yellow relief tickets are being sold in New York City at discount. Many not entitled to relief are on the rolls while deserving families are dispossessed." Buy Now. 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