Daily News from New York, New York on March 4, 1975 · 56
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Daily News from New York, New York · 56

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Tuesday, March 4, 1975
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The administrator of the nursing home, Roger Greco, said that Mrs. Barrow now owes a bill of almost $6,000 and that for five months he has been trying to get medicaid assistence for her, but without success. "No one seems to care about Ella Barrow," Greco said. She is such a good, very good woman and maybe that is part of her trouble," he added. Dillon said that investigation had revealed that Mrs. Barrow owned a mortgage on piece of property that she told in order to pay her expenses at the home and then turned the money over to Clark. Clark arraigned on a charge of grand larceny, was held by County Court Judge Bernard Tomson in Mineo-la in $5,000 bail pending a hearing March 10. If convicted he could get up to seven years' imprisonment. Iff jilitll if & hmm News photo by William Meurer Ella M. Barrow at nursing home in Massapequa, L.I. 'HiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiwuiiiiiiBiiimsniiiiiiiiiimiMiitiiiw iniiiimiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniminiiumiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiu What happened Puring Nemouf (These are stories you missed in yesterday's News:) Former movie star Betty Hutton, 53, was admitted to a Westchester hospital over the weekend, suffering from bronchitis. She became ill while staying with friends in Irvington and was admitted to Phelps Memorial hosptial in North Tarrytown. . . ' The "Blonde Bombshell" of the 1940s made headlines last year when- she was found working as a cook and housekeeper at a Catholic rectory in Portsmouth, R. I. She left the rectory later to enter a psychiatric treatment center in Providence. She had been divorced five times and reportedly had gone through $9.5 million. State Controller Arthur Levitt charged that the Public Service Commission has not adequately monitored the operating efficiency of the state's utilities and as a result could not assured consumers that they were paying the lowest possible rates for service. Levitt said the commission must continuously monitor company operations to protect customers from "exorbitant charges." State Senate Majority Leader Warren Anderson (R-Bing-hamton) said the Legislature could cut Gov. Carey's proposed $10.7 billion budget enough to pare personal income taxes by $50 million. Rejecting the proposed gasoline tax hike as "unthinkable," Anderson said: "We could get by without any tax increase at all. I feel we can find $50 million to give back." He also warned Mayor Beame that his request for additional state aid "is certainly turned down at this stage." New Delhi, March 8 Ambassador William B. Saxbe arrived in New Delhi last night to begin a diplomatic assignment clouded by the lifting of the United States' embargo on arms sales to Pakistan. Saxbe who had waited in Bangkok, Thailand, for a week until the furor in India over the arms issue died down, received a friendly welcome from the Indin government despite the controversy. Tehran, March 3 The Shah of Iran has transformed his nation from a two-party state to a one-party nation. The Iran radio said yesterday that the National Resurrction Party would be the Middle East country's only political organization for at least two years. The shah also decreed increases in the ownership of industries in Iran by workers and other private citizens, and raises in minimum wages to $184 montly for all workers. Oakland, Calif., March 3 A 27-year-old Alameda County jail guard was in satisfactory condition today after surgery for injuries suffered when he was stabbed in the neck with a pencil during a jailbreak attempt Saturday by two Symbionese Liberation Army members. Larry Franks, the guard, was attacked by Joseph Remiro, 28, and Russell Little, 25, as the prisoners were being interviewed by a lawyer. The prisoners, allegedly gunned to death Oakland Schools Superintendent Marcus Foster in November 1973. A synopsis of comics that would have appeared in yesterday's editions is on page 49. The Score on Guns The Police Department reported yesterday that, of crimes committed with guns in' the 72-hour period ending at midnight Sunday, there were: 9 Homicides 22 Assaults 219 Robberies 2 Rapes There were 92 court arraignments on charges of possession or use of firearms. The police recovered 74 handguns, 8 shotguns and 9 rifles. Appeals Bean A throws &ut Conviction oiBifo Matthew By MARCIA KRAMER The grand larceny conviction of Queens neurosurgeon Thomas Matthew, the black leader found guilty of stealing medicaid funds from Jamaica's Interfaith Hospital, was unanimously overturned yesterday by the Brooklyn Appei "There is not one fragment of testimonial or documentary evidence to suggest that the defendant acted with larcenous intent," the five-judge bench ruled. The court dismissed the original indictment, in which Dr. Matthew was charged with cents 47 counts of graand larceny in the second degree and 24 counts of grand larceny in the third degree. Used for Other Purposes In the indictment, brought by Queens District Attorney Thomas Mackell, Matthew was charged with using his positio as the executive director of Interfaith Hospital to divert medicaid funds intended for the hospital into various business ventures. In dismissing the indictment, the court held that the charges should have been dismissed at the conclusion of the prosecution's case. The opinion, written by Acting Presiding Justice John P. Cohalan, said also that Mattew's three-year prison sentence was excessive. After a three-week jury trial Thomas Matthew "No larcenous intent" in Wueens Supreme Court, Mat-tew, the founder of NEGRO (National Economic Growth and late Division. Reconstruction Organization), was found guilty on Nov. 7, 19 7 3, of diverting medicaid funds intended for Interfaith Hospital into several business ventures. On Dec. 2 6 , 1973, State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Agresta sentenced the doctor to three years in jail. In their appeal, the neurisur-geon's lawyers argued that it was "legally impossible" for their client to have committed grand larceny. They said the main issue was whether Mattew stole the hospital's money for his own use. Herald Price Fahringer, Matthew's lawyer, said the money was used to finance certain industrial clinics created to treat alcoholics and narcotics addicts under Interfaith's care. He explained that these clinics used meaningful employment as the primary factor in their drug-addict-rehabilitation efforts and served as a model for rehabilitation clinics throughout the nation. Eye Pension $ to Spur Building By SYBIL BAKER With construction dipping into Depression-era levels, trustees of major pension funds here and the State of New York are reported to be working on creation of a money-lending consortium to spur construction and jobs The first target is a 50-story, 2,000-room hotel and commercial complex earmarked for Broadway and 45th St. and in need of about $100 million to get off the ground. The hotel, designed and packaged by Atlanta architect John Portman, is considered a key to the uplift of Times Square and is tied into the planned $200 million West Side convention center. State Industrial Commissioner Louis Levine and Theodore Kheel, Mayor Beame's represen tative, met with labor leaders last week in a midtown eatery on creating a fund, using pension funds, to provide capital to those construction projects that could be started this year and thus provide jobs to the hard-hit construction unions. Of the Portman hotel, Levine declared: -; "This project would mean $60 N.J. Daily Lottery Winner Monday: 42810 The prizes: $2,500 if your ticket matches the winning number. $225 if the five digits are right, but in reverse order. Also $225 if either the last four or the first four match. $25 if the first, middle or last three match. Also $25 if all five digits are correct, but appear in scrambled order. $2.50 if any two consecutive digits match the winner million worth of labor on the site thousands of jobs in various crafts, from demolition to steelworkers, glass workers and every trade." Levine said the West Side hotel alone would provide 3,000 jobs. Besides the main goal of financing new jobs, the use of pension funds for construction investments could mean a higher return than the funds have been earning in recent years. "The pension funds haven't dona that well on Wall Street." Kheel said. Levine said one hitch could be provisions in the new pension law which took effect Jan. 1. He said the idea is to set up a consortium to lend money within the private sector and to that end he plans to meet with the U.S. secretaries of labor and the Treasury to clarify points. Besides Kheel and Levine, others on hand were George Daley of the construction trades' Board of Urban Affairs and leaders of many construction unions. Of the Portman hotel, Levine said: "Portman has $30 million in Japanese money; Western International (which would run the hotel) has put up $7.5 million. Portman has put a lot of money up himself. The equity of the project would back it up (the loan), and we can set up a separate insurance program so the loan could be insured.

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