Daily News from New York, New York on January 29, 1948 · 568
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Daily News from New York, New York · 568

New York, New York
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Thursday, January 29, 1948
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DAILY NEWS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1948 Pot EDenies Consulting In Shorts By Ben White and Neal Patterson Dr. Fernand Vistreich, a dignified Great Neck physician, denied with impressive indignation yesterday in Supreme Court. Mineola, that his bedside manner ever included an appearance in underwear in the bedroom of attractive Mrs. Dorothea Matthews, 28, whose husband is suing for divorce. Dr. Vistreich became red and excited when George E. Mulry, counsel for Mark Matthews, the suing husband, referred to charges by Claude Stewart, a. Negro cook, that he once served coffee in the master bedroom to Mrs. Matthews Dorothea Matthews as eh. appeared in court yesterday. and a very lightly-clad Dr. Vistreich. "That's absurd!" shouted the doctor. "Ill bring charges ajrainst anyone who says that I I have a family." Detecting Matthews in a seeming attempt to smother a smile, Dr. Vistreich leaped from the witness chair and cried: . "You laugh now, but you will not laugh when I get you where I want you." Dr. Vistreich was asked by Justice Thomas J. Cuff to sit down. The jurist admonished Mulry a few minutes later for bellowing at the witness. Mulry rephrased his question and wanted to know when Dr. Vistreich first learned he had been named in Matthews' suit. ."Seeing my name in the daily papers was my first intimation that my name had been dragged in by this baboon," the doctor retorted, pointing to Matthews. . Justice Cuff granted a motion by" Mulry to strike out the reference to his client as a simian. Checks His Diary. The physician testified that, aside from professional visits, he went to the Matthews home only once when he attended a house-warming with other guests. He consulted his office appointment book and diary in phrasing part of his denial of the cook's testimony. Another physician, Dr. Francis X. Colassard, of 4306 Morgan St., Little Neck, testified Mrs. Matthews had visited his office from 1 P. M. to 3:30 P. M. on Jan. 14, 1916, another period mentioned by Matthews' witness. Leaving the courtroom, Dr. Vistreich issued a statement accusing Matthews and his witnesses of making "false and ridiculous charges" behind a "cowardly cloak of legal immunity." He defied them to repeat the statements outside and give him an opportunity (Continued oil page $&.' cot: 2) tNEWS foto by DrennaiW Dr. Fernand Vistreich leaves Supreme Court, Mineola, L. I., with his" wife after denying he ever appeared in Mrs. Dorothea Matthews bedroom clad only in underwear. Fake Cop losses Thugs fobbing Pair in Home A stickup man dressed like a cop and two companions forced their way into the home of a wealthy meat packer in Jamaica, Queens, last night and robbed Max Kollner and his wife of $450 in cash and jewelry worth several thousand They rang the doorbell of the Kollner home at 85-43 167th St. at 8:20 P. M. Kollner answered and saw a man he thought was a cop standing there. "He had on a blue uniform with a badge," Kollner said,."but I know now that he wasn't a city policeman." ' The fake cop pushed his way in and two men followed. The "cop" Yields List of 'Gray Market' Dealers By JACK DOIIERTY ' of I HE NEWS Bureau Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. Isadore Ginsberg, a defiant, 300-pound accused "gray marketeer" from Jackson Heights, Queens, today escaped a threatened contempt citation when he turned over to the joint Congressional housing committee a list of 98 dealers who sold him scarce gypsum lain. In a stormy "you re-anotner hearing, GinsbeTg tangled with Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.), who warned him he would be -cited for contempt if he refused to give up the list. f First Round to Ginsberg. This was round two of the Ginsberg-McCarthy tussle. The mammoth lawyer and businessman won the first round two weeks ago when the committee backed down on McCarthy's original contempt warning. McCarthy today accused Ginsberg of being 'a big, vicious gray market operator" who contributed to the soaring cost of gypsum lath through his manipulations of the market. Ginsberg, unimpressed, accused McCarthy of "contemptible" questioning. His Firm's a Phone. McCarthy demanded to know who was supplying Ginsberg, whose Transcontinental L'jmber Corp. consists of a telephone in his law office, according to several other witnesses. "I refuse to answer youe qoss- (Continued on. page Si, col. i) i w J flJ pulled a gun and said: "This is a stickup, Max, so behave. They herded Kollner and his wife into a playroom in the basement and bound their hands with adhesive tape. The uniformed thug stood guard while the others at their leisure ransacked the house. The men left at 9 o'clock. Kollner struggled nearly a half hour before he got loose and called police. ft V 'Tm not excited !" roars Isadore Ginsberg as he points finger at . -i, , . . . geIutor Joseph McCarthy yesterday. From THE NEWS Bureau Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. Attorney General Tom Clark today gave the petroleum industry permission to pool and allocate fuel oil supplies to meet critical shortages in parts of the nation. Acting swiftly on the heels j' of the Justice Department okay, the industry ordered a 60-day cutback in the production of gasoline and a corresponding step-up in fuel oil output. The order, telegraphed to all oil companies, also called for a seven-day week for workers loading and unloading fuel oil, and the pooling of petroleum supplies and transportation facilities. Industry's Program Ready. The National Petroleum Council; which sent out the order, had an emergency fuel plan drawn up but was reluctant to go ahead with it for fear of prosecution under the antitrust laws. Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug appealed to Clark, who acted with emergency speed to approve the program on a temporary basis pending public hearings. He said the Justice Department will not look on the program as breaking antitrust laws as long as there is no "fixing of prices." Clark limited his exemption to the period between now and April 1 or until a formal agreement between the Government and the industry is reached on allocations. The Navy revealed today it will lend 17,500 barrels of Diesel oil to the nation's capital. Previously the Navy had lent Virginia 27,000 barrels, Charleston, S. C. 7,000 barrels, and the New England states close to 1,000,000. Hi f AsHonaled lreB Wireiulo Attorney General Tom Clark Suspend antitrust laws. Schools to Cut Oil Use; Cold Sticks Around By KERMIT JAEDIKER A 15 to 207c cut in fuel consumption in the city's 51 oil-heated public schools was announced yesterday as the Weather Bureau whittled down a "fair and warmer' forecast for today to "slightly warmer and turning much colder." The bureau threw in a few snow flurries for tonight. The reduction of fuel was or. dered by Superintendent of Schools William Jansen as a conservation measure because of the oil shortage. Asked if there was any danger that the oil-heated schools might have to close soon, Jansen said he hoped not, adding that school authorities would do their best to prevent it. Fluttering Forecasts. The Weather Bureau had a tough time keeping up with the weather yesterday. First there was a forecast that today would be another chiller. Then came the prediction that today would probably be the warmest of the last week with a peak close to 35 degrees. Last Thursday the high was 36 degrees. Since then peaks had not risen above 30. The latest forecast said the highest temperature today would be near 30. Yesterday temperatures ranged from a low of 1 2 degrees at 5 A. M. to a high of 23 at 3:30 P. M. In announcing his order for s cut in fuel consumption, Dr. Jansen said that two of the city's oil-heated schools reported Tuesday that they had only a three-day supply of fuel oil left, although the 51 oil-burning buildings have an average overall supply of 42 in their tanks. He said a temperature of (Continued on page 3l, col. S)

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