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Daily News from New York, New York • 26

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DAILY NEWS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1947 Collyer Died in Trap 10 Feet From (Brother 1st i 8C (Continued from page 3) A little more work, and they knew the long hunt was over. Pinned Down by Box. The object that had pinned Langley down was "some sort of box or crate," Police Commissioner Wallander, who hurried to the scene with other high officials, said later. Other policemen, glimpsing it briefly in the darkness, thought it was a trunk. A suitcase and three old metal breadboxes filled with slops also had landed on the trap's architect.

Parts of the tunnel walls were still standing. On one side was a large old-fashioned mahogany chest of drawers. On the other, Legless Vet's $600 Stolen Some $600, raised by St. Anthony's Post, Catholic War Veterans, toward building a home for George T. Vos-seler, Elizabeth's only legless war veteran, was reported stolen yesterday from Nicholas Chiusano, fund campaign directors.

Chiusano told police a thief who entered his home at 241 South Elizabeth, through a cellar door Monday took the money along with" $137 of Chiusano's. Before the theft $3,080 had been raised. Vosseler, who now lives with his wife and 4-year-old son at 215 Spencer Elizabeth, lost his legs in the Battle of the Bulge. Stuart B. Allen as he was arraigned yesterday at Assot-iaut! lifj Witelolo St.

Joseph, Mo. Youth Arraigned in Church Killing St. Joseph, April 8 (JP). Stuart B. Allen, 16, adopted son of a minister, smiled calmly today as he was ordered held without bond for trial in juvenile court for the hammer murder of John Frank, 58, sexton of his father's church.

Arraigned on a charge of first Tax, More Mayor Sees Future the frame of an old sewing machine. Piled high on both was junk of all descriptions. Mob of 5,000 Gathers. As the Medical Examiner, Police Commissioner, Assistant District Attorney Jacob Grumet, in charge of the homicide bureau; Acting Capt. Daniel J.

Mahoney, head of the police homicide squad, and others arrived, word spread quickly through Harlem that the mystery of the Collyer house at last had been solved. The crowd svelled to 5,000. "The finding of the body vindicates the deduction of Acting Chief Inspector Conrad Rothengast and detectives that Collyer was a victim of one of his own traps," said Wallander. Identification of the dead man was made by Jacob Iglitzin, a neighborhood druggist, long friendly with the brothers. "I last saw Langley on Sunday, Ma 2," he recalled.

"I was passing his house to open my store r.nd saw him in the front areaway, v. ith five cartons of the junk he vtas always bringing home." Started Two Weeks Ago. Police nearly two weeks ago had made a partial search of the room in which Langley lay, but had been unable to make a thorough examination because of the tons of miscellaneous junk filling almost every cubic foot, except for the little cleared area in which Homer's body was found on March 21. Homer's body had been found with relative ease that day because it lay only a few feet from a window through which a patrolman climbed from a ladder. In a partial search of as much the room as they could reach on March 27, the police found a small arsenal of guns three well-oiled revolvers with 100 roiiiv's of ammunition; a shotgun and two rifles and also a 24-inch French bayonet and a saber.

Find 34 Bank Books. On the same (lay, in a cigar box on the edge of Homer's lair, the police found 31 bank books, 23 still active and listing deposits of $3,007.18. The last record of a v.ilhdrawal showed $5 taken from ona account on Feb. 6, "1942. High police officials felt then that Langley's body would be found in the building, but their control the search ended March 28 (Continued from page 2) groups clamored all day for larger appropriations or smaller taxes.

The Mayor turned thumbs down on all requests that cost-of-living bonuses for city employes be made permanent, and defended his exercise of one of the four taxes permitted by the Legislature. This is the auto tax S5 on passenger vehicles and 10 on commercial vehicles which drew heated protests from John R. Crossley, vice president of the Automobile Club of New York. The Other Three Taxes. It was 'during this exchange between the Mayor and Crossley that O'Dwyer warned the other three taxes also are coming some unspecified day.

They are: An additional sales tax on restaurant checks over a tax not exceeding 25 Tc of the state fee for retail liquor licenses, and a 5ro admissions tax for theatres ano other amusement places. Crossley, citing numerous state and federal taxes which total up to more than $100 yearly for motorists, expressed the fear that the auto levy would go on' and on like the gas tax levied in 1932 for "emergency relief" but still in effect. Denies Responsibility. "We did not make this problem," the Mayor interrupted. "We found it ready-made.

You people come in here only when the problem is pinching." The crusher of the day came from Superintendent elect of Schools, William a representing Andrew G. Clauson President degree murder, the youth main tained the air of indifference he has shown since he signed a statement yesterday, in which police said, that he admitted he had killed the sexton in the church basement on April 1, because he felt "an urge to kill some one." No Kin in Court. Young Allen said he would like to see the morning papers. He chuckled when he saw his picture on the front page. Neither his foster father, the Rev.

James S. Allen, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, nor any other relative was in the tiny courtroom. The youth stood mute as he was charged formally with murdei. Defense attorney Robert A. Brown Jr.

brought out by questioning that Allen was only 15 at the time of the slaying. His 16th birthday was last Saturday. Asked if he intends to seek the services of a psychiatrist, Brown said: "You bet your life I do. If this boy needs attention in a mental institution we're going to try to get him there." Quote From Statement. The prosecutor said District Judge Duval Smith, who is also judge of the Juvenile Court, would decide whether Allen would be tried under the general or juvenile code.

Under general lav, the prosecutor said, the death penalty is possible. Police quoted Allen as saying in his signed statement: "I went up to Christ Church and played the organ when this desire to kill somebody came over me. I saw Mr. Frank. I dropped some money on the floor and when he stooped to pick it up I hit him with the hammer." Then, the statement continued, I he "supposes" he picked up an I Ll 'V Ml 111 I HI J'lUIIVIi JIJLU Frank's neck and abdomen.

Lawyer Held In Antique Deal Brought back from Chicago, where he was arrested Monday, Herbert M. Karp, lawyer of 11 E. 42d yesterday pleaded not guilty before General Sessions Judge Jonah Goldstein to indictments charging first and second degree larceny in the asserted swindling of the Marquis Henri de la Falaise of $4,000 in an antique furniture deal. He was released in $5,000 pending trial. According to the marquis "Hank" to his Hollywood and New York pals Karp collected the money from an antique dealer with whom the Frenchman and his wife left their furniture to be sold while they visited in Europe last Fall, and failed to turn over the i Tax Is Way of the Board of Education.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed budget of $175,417,339 for the Department of Education, and urged increases. He asked funds to provide a few hundred new jobs in the teaching system. In addition, he asked more than $1,000,000 more for various other uses. Lists Purposes of Requests. In asking salary funds, Jansen specified these jobs: Six assistant superintendents, including three new ones; five new directors of community centers; two additional librarians; new position of director of guidance and ten additional vocational-guidance teachers; 67 additional assistants to elementary principals; 150 additional teaching positions; 175 teaching positions for evening high schools and 200 teaching positions for community and recreation centers.

Wants a New Bureau. Jansen also asked: $50,000 for a new bureau of curriculum developm $100,000 to make possible appointment of teachers with outside teaching experience. $370,000 increase for teachers in evening schools, day classes for adults and teachers in community and recreation centers. $400,000 additional for supplies and equipments. $600,000 more for general repairs.

$82,000 for an educational program at the American Museum of Natural History. bridges, tunnels and parkways. Fines for parking and other traffic violations totaled almost last year more than 100 greater than in 1945. They more than paid for operating all the city magistrates' courts. Calls Fines Taxation.

The "excessive" parking fines, Crossley asserted, are another form of taxation, in view of the critcal shortage of parking facilities. At the same time, he said, garage owners "are exploiting and milking motorists" with rates hiked up to 150. Present regulations fail to stop "shady and malicious practices" by garage owners and parking lot operators, he added. when Surrogate James A. Dele-hanty signed an order permitting Public Administrator Francis J.

Mulligan to take charge as conservator of the Collyer estate. Deferring to requests from relatives, who feared valuables might be thrown out if the same method of search was continued, the public administrator's representative, Robert Roberts, stopped the sifting about of Langley's vast accumulations and commenced an orderly removal, starting from the basement. One hundred and twenty tons of debris had been taken out of the grimy structure 17 tons yesterday when the search reached its climax. (Other picture on page 1) New De Gaulle Party Formed Paris, April 8 (U.R). A new party to support Gen.

Charles de Gaulle's crusade for political reform was created by Strasbourg resistance leaders only a few hours after his Sunday speech calling for a union of all Frenchmen, it was learned today. The group open to "all Frenchmen of good will" will cut across party lines and will be called the Union of the French People. De Gaulle is said to have estimated his strength at between 55 and 60Tc of the population. Adherents will be required only to place themselves solidly behind the constitutional reform program outlined by the general. 12 U.S.

Warships To Visit Australia Washington. D. April 8 (U.R). The Navy tonight announced tentative plans to send 12 warships to Sydney, Australia, late in May on a goodwill tour. who pronounced Sires dead of natural causes, laid he had also pronounced Homer Collyer dead.

Rich Family's Survivor. Police said Sires was the lone survivor or a wealthy New Jersey family which settled in New York and dabble disastrously i theatrical real estate. A sum of $68.41 in csah and $1,500 in un-cashed checks was found in the Policesaid the checks were profits fromhis interest in a company which mannunnfactures hair stuffing for coffins. Car Taxes $100 Now, City Levy Held Unfair Pleading against imposition of a $5 city tax on passenger vehicles, John R. Crossley, vice president of the Automobile Club of New York, yesterday told the Board of Estimate budget hearing that the average motorist already pays well Recluse End Amid Rubble Parallels Collyers Fadeout A minor version of the Collyer case was turned up by police yesterday in W.

143th near Amsterdam Ave. over $100 yearly in taxes. Most cars are eight to nine years old, he said, and worth no more than $600, but the city's almost 700,000 registered motorists are tapped as follows:" A state use tax, in the form of license plates, averaging $14.50 yearly. A four-eent-a-gallon state tax on gasoline, totaling about $24 yearly. Another $10 yearly for the city sales tax on the car, gasoline, oil and parts.

A federal purchase tax on new cars and tires, amounting to $88, and a 1-cent-a-gallon federal gasoline tax, some $9 yearly. In addition, he pointed out, motorists pay tolls, ranging from 20 cents to $1 daily, for use of Acting on a tip oy the superm-; tendent of an apartment house at 54o, they found the body of a 50-year-old white man, dea(. about a week, in a dirt-encrusted, rubbish-littered four-room apartment. Same Doctor. Police, who searched 20 minutes before finding the body, clad in a nightgown and spectacles, identified the dead man as Clarence Sires, a neighborhood mystery for the 15 years of his residence.

The Collyer parallel became even more marked when Dr. Arthur A. Allen, assistant medical examiner.

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