The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on April 30, 1937 · Page 1
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m -1 1337 i C1B 335517 WEATHER FORECAST Br tha V. fc. Waathet Bareaa CLEAB THIS APTHNOON AND TO NIOBT. rABTXT CLOIDT IATI BOAT, NOT MrCII CHANGE IN TEMPERA-Tl'RC. LOWEST TIMPEBATTBE ABOUT 45 DEGREES, tmiefltin at asa St A jnr aa (partly elaaar) It NorsaaJ averaca far sba a ay AS PMILY EAGLE RACING EXTRA Closing Stock Prices 96th YEAR No. 119 Cnttred At the Brooklyn Pottofflc M Id Class Mall MatMr (Copyright 1937 Tb Brooklyn Daily Satis) NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1937 34 PAGES THREE CENTS Rebel Battleship Sunk by Leftist Plane Aiding British. Freighter in Blockade j i j i Right Under Their Porch! V , j Eagle Staff Photo Munitions cache found by surprised residents of 1735 E. 46th St. under their porch while housecleaning started police today on a wide search for owner of machine gun and stock of partridges for machine gun, rifle and revolvers. Gun, a 1915 Vickers model favored by hijackers during dry era, was taken to Vanderveer Park police station where it was found to be 1ft perfect condition. Mrs.- Katherine Trlp-lett and her musician brother, Oliver Boyd, present tenants, said they did not know who owned the house. MARKET RALLIES 1 TO 6 POINTS Featured by an unusually strong demand for leading railroad issues, the stock market here rallied again today with price advances running from 1 to 6 points in early afternoon dealings. Volume was heavy at Intervals. The London Btock market ended the week with a more confident undertone, Details in Financial Section. F. D. SHIP HAS ENGINE TROUBLE By the Assoctated Press New Orleans, April 30 A radio report to temporary White House headquarters here today said the destroyer Moffett, carrying President Roosevelt on his fishing vacation, was cruising in the Gulf after developing slight engine trouble near the mouth of the Mississippi River last night. Earlier details on Page 1, Second Section. PHILCO WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE B? the Associated Press Philadelphia, April 30 Members of the United Electrical and Radio Workers Union employed at the Phllco Radio and Television Corporation's plants In Philadelphia voted today to go on strike. The company employs more than 12,000 persons when working at capacity. BRITISH DEFENSE LOAN FALLS SHORT London, April 30 (U.R) Institutional investors subscribed yesterday for only 35 percent of the 100,000,000 ($500,000,000) national defense loan forcing Government departments to absorb the other 65 percent, informed Quarters estimated today. That was the worst reception accorded a Government flotation in recent years. SCHULTZ COUNSEL MAY BE CLEARED The mystery-shrouded proceedings against J. Richard (Dixie) Davis, one-time attorney for the late Dutch Schultz, apparently have ended In a dismissal of the charges, filed by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. PACKARD AGREEMBNT ANNOUNCED Detroit, April .30 (U.R) Tentative agreement on 19 out of 22 demands submitted by the United Automobile Workers to the Packard Motor Car Company was announced today by union conferees. Earlier details on Page 18. INDEX Amusements By tha Way Classified Ada Comics Pace 13 -Pile 1, id Section 29-81 Death Notlses Dr. Brady 1 Editorial Pai-e Events Tonltht Financial Forelt-n News From a Norse's Notebook- Goinf Places 83 lj 14 IS IT . 25-28 20 14 10 Grin and Bear It Pace 1, Id Section Helen Worth 14 Lost and Foond, Personal I Marjorie Hlllls 1 National News 21 Paul Mallon Pais 1, d Section Radio 12 Real Estato News "C" Pas Shlpplns News 2S Society 1 Snorts 11-24 Theaters 1 Btranier Than Fiction 1 ' Waaan'a Pate XI The Weather Clear skies and bright sunshine prevailed today in the metropolitan area, but a chill In the air, verified by a sub-normal official tempera ture of 51 degrees at 8 a.m., lndi cated that Spring was still playing her protracted game of hide-and-seek. The Weather Bureau predicted that slightly higher temperatures were due tonight but would be accompanied by partly cloudy conditions overhead. The normal average for this date Is 55 degrees. Thp 8 a.m. temperature continued a gradual climb which has marked the past few days, gaining one degree today over yesterday's 50. The average temperature yesterday was 56, one degree above the normal average. Yesterday's high was 65 at 2:30 p.m. and the low 47, at 6:30 a.m. April has had an 11-degree temperature deficiency and an excess of 1.88 inches of rainfall. Hospital Sit-ins Wity Freedom: Court Divides Suspended Terms Given to 17 JusticeHofmann Asks Jail Sentences Sixteen convicted sit-down strikers who tied up Jewish Hospital on March IS and Fred Gardner, union organiser, today won suspended sentences in Brooklyn Special Sessions. Justices Flood and Burlingame were in favor of the final verdict. Justice Hof-mann dissented vigorously, vot ing for six months in the workhouse for both Gardner and Henry Jablontky. described as a "ringleader" of the strike, and 30 days each for the rest. Attorneys for the 16 Jewish Hos pital employes and Fred Gardner, union organizer, convicted a week ago on charges growing out of the March 15 sit-down strike, pleaded desperately for leniency from Special Sessions Justices Burlingame, Flood and Hofman today when the group appeared for sentence. The success of the pie as, however, was not made immediately known, for after nearly half an hour of heated argument and im-tion 1140-A of the Penal Law, which prohibits the presentation of a lowd or indecent, performance. The women defendants of the Star Theater were listed as Jeryl Dann, 21, Hflfel Dixie; Marie Brawn-er, 22, Paramount Hotel; Marie Voe, 21, Peerless Hotel; Muriel Lind, 22, 39 Bedford I6t.; Catherine O'Hara, 2r, Paramount Hotel, all Manhafr tan.. The men were listed as Leonard Raymond, of 1680 Ocean Ave, treasurer and manager of the thea. ter, and Jerome Adler, 32, of 227 W. 54th St., Manhattan, president of the theater. None of the defendants was represented by counsel. Adler acted as spokesman and asked for an adjournment of a month, explaining that the woman "had engagements in Canada." Assistant District At torney William F. McGuinness ob Jected, saying that there was no good excuse for so long a delay, Magistrate' Blanchfield concurred. Modest? Sure, but They're in Court 7 Fully clad, the four burlesque strip-tease performers shown above never would be recognized by casual observers as the women about whose stage activities church and women's organizations have protested. In Flatbush Court today they were arraigned. Left to right, the girls are Helen Green, Mildred Clark, Josia pomanski and Evelyn Gundersen. Justice Holmes Cited In Plea for Strippers Attended Burlesque Weekly, Says Lawyer Defending Them as 'Poor Working Girls'-One Lights Up and Gets Court Smoking Lesson By WILLIAM G. HOSIE I shades for the nails, lips, cheeks and ( No one would think the seven ; eyebrows. good-looking girls," too modest to! But even at that they didn't seem face a news photographer's camera, ; to have much more makeup on than were strip-tease artists. They sat In a huddlo In Bay Ridge Court, waiting their turn while Magistrate Blanchfield sifted the dregs of Brooklyn society, dealing out justice to vagrants, drunks and young toughs who just couldn't help fighting. The strip-teasers were all young and well dressed. Most of them had been fairly liberal In the use of mechanical aids to beauty extension eye-lashes and pigments of various the average stenographer. Three Are Redheads The girls were assorted in type. There was a blonde, three redheads and three with black hair. The complaint against them, drawn up alter careful consideration of Section 1140A of the Penal Code, charged that they had given an indecent and Immoral performance by gradually shedding their Continued on Page 3 Parley Urged On U. S. Slash Bankhead Asks Senate-House Compromise on Rival Economy Plans Washington, April 30 (U.R) Speaker William, B. Bankhead urged a compromise today between rival House and Senate economy proposals. Tha House has proposed that President Roosevelt be authorized to maki optional cuts in appropriations up to 15 percent. Strong Senate sentiment backs an outright 10 percent cut In all appropriations bills. Bankhead, who previously had remarked that he was authorized to Continued on Page 10 Bomb Shatters Vessel Heading Bilbao Patrol Explosive Lands on Espana Admidships and Tears Hole Through Bottom - Marks First Time in History Plane Has Destroyed Dreadnought in Actual Warfare Destroyer Rescues 116 By the Associated Prtss Bilbao, Spain, April 30 The Spanish insurgent battleship pana was sunk today in 322 fathoms of Biscayan spa by a jhtning fleet of government bombing planes possibly with undreds of casualties. She was the first war vessel of any ize to be sunk by an airplane in all naval history. One hundred and ten members of the crew of the 16,140- ton Espana were known to have been saved by the insurgent destroyer Valasco, by government fishing boats and by armed government trawlers from Santander. Hence, if the Espana carried her full complement of 854 officers and men, that would leave 744 unaccounted for. It was possible, however, that many of the rescued were not immediately reported. WARSHIP ONLY FOUR MILES FROM SHORE It also was possible the Espana was far short of her maximum complement. (Insurgent communiques up to this evening did not even mention the sinking). Tonight the Civil Governor of Santander said his reports Indicated virtually all of the crew eventually had been rescued by the Velasco. He said the pilots of the government bombers were the sole Spanish government witnesses to the actual bombing. The short-lived but historic incident was reported to have occurred at 9 o'clock this morning; four miles off Cape Mayor, while the Espana, her eight 12-lnch guns cleared, was helping the Velasco keep the 1,061-ton British freighter Brora from the government port of Santander. The Brora was one of a number of merchant vessels which have been running food and supplies to Santander or Bilbao, besieged Basque capital on the Bay of Biscay. One of five Spanish Government planes, roaring out to sea from Santander, dropped a bomb squarely amidships of the Espana, protected at that' point by an eight-inch belt of armorplate. CRUISER FINDS ONLY FLOATING WRECKAGE She slid under the choppy surface 45 minutes later. The British cruiser Shropshire steamed at forced draft to the scene of the bombing. She reported to her flagship, Continued on Page 21 Luckman Wins Habeas Corpus Indicted Drukman Case Defendant to Claim. He Was Illegally Detained Louis Luckman, In whose perjury trial a Jury disagreed two weeks ago In another phase of the prolonged and bizarre Drukman murder case, was granted a writ of habeas corpus by Supreme Cour Justice Coway today, falsely testifying at the conspiracy trial of three Brooklyn men that he never knew former Assistant District Attorney William W. Klein-man, appealed unexpectedly with an attorney before Justice Conway shortly after noon. The writ was made returnable this afternoon before Justice Conway. Argument was' to be based on allegations that Luckman was improperly Indicted, improperly detained and improperly tried. New Trial Set for Monday Luckman, who war on $4,000 bail, was put In the custody of Deputy Sheriff Durant and set to Raymond St. Jail. His new trial Is scheduled to start Monday. When the Jury disagreed at the close of the first trial a few weeks ago the jurors were reported to have been 11 to 1 for conviction. Klein-man is under a similar indictment, but no date has been set for his trial. DR. CARL C. HEIN DIES Columbus, Ohio, April 30 (U.R) Dr. Carl Christian Hein, 69, president of the American Lutheran Church since 1930, died here today. The Right Man! MECHANIC EXPERIENCED, ALL AROUND, FIRST-CLASS. 478 11TH 8TREET. City Votes Fair Building Fund Board Authorizes Issue of Stock to Finance Start of Official Exhibit The Board of Estimate today authorized issuance of $180,000 in corporate stock notes to finance construction of the foundation of the New York City Building at the World's Pair. The building, which will house the official exhibit of the city at the fair will cost an estimated $1,099,096 and will be ready by Jan. , 1938. Supporters of the Harvey resolution which would authorize a transfer of $50,000 in salary accruals to finance an Aldermanic investigation of the Emergency Relief Bureau failed again today to secure its passage in the board. When the matter came before the board today, Mayor LaGuardia ruled that It was not properly on the calendar and It was laid over for possible action at a future meeting. To Purify Bay The board authorized the appropriation of $59,000 in tax notes for chlorinating the Jamaica Bay outlet at Paedergat Basin and at the foot of Hendrix St. The total cost is estimated at $134,000. The board also authorized an appropriation of $62,490 for the purchase of horses or other animals to be used in supplying pneumonia serum for the Health Department. The Mayor said he believed that the Rockefeller Center clinic was about ready to announce that rabbits could be used for this purpose in place of horses, and at his suggestion the appropriation resolution was amended to read "horses or other animals." An appropriation of $75,000 to finance the enclosure of the north wing archway of the Manhattan Municipal Building was also voted. ACQUITTED S. Lelghton Prooks (above) of 30-14 85th St., Jackson Heights, former aspirant for Republican nomination to Congess, and Mrs. Mary Krieger, former Oklahoma school teacher, were acquitted by Washington, D. C, jury yesterday of blackmail and conspiracy charges. They had been accused of attempting to shake down the late Carroll Pierce, Alexandria banker, for $2,500. "We had lots of applicants at once and inside of two days the right man was on the Job. The speed with which we filled our needs has sold us on your help wanted columns," says the manager of Kihss Motors. 478 11th 8t., Bklyn. If you are looking Tor "the right man" to fill a responsible position, use the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Help Wanted Columns. Just phone an ad-taker at MAln 4-6000 and "charge It." Hull Fights Measure To Limit Immigrants Br the Associated Press Washington, April 30 A Senate subcommittee made public today a letter in which Secretary Hull opposed legislation which would put Canadian, Mexican and Latin-AmeTican Immigrants to the United States on a quota basis. I9S Eiqnislte lacquer rnffes labia with (old mirror top. HAMPTON SHOPS, It Kast 60th llttat, New Xors Adr. Firestone Workers Vote End of Strike Akron, Ohio, April 30 (U.R)--The eight-week Firestone Tire and Rubber Company strike was ended officially today by a vote of the workers. . 11 Street Name Changes O.K'd Mayor Also Proposals Designations Vetoes Six for New Boro in One day ahead of the deadline, Mayor LaGuardia today approved resolutions by the Board of Aldermen changing the names of 11 streets in Brooklyn, thereby eliminating numerous duplications. He vetoed resolutions to change the names of six other thoroughfares. The changes approved were as follows: Adelphl Place to 'Adler Place. Barbey Place to Barberry Court. Chestnut Place to Torborg Place. Clinton Place to Cox Place. Crescent Place to Kiely Place. CUrystal Place to Morris Place, Liberty St. to Karweg Place. Loiraine Ave. to Loring Ave. Union Place to O'Brien Place. Washington Place to Wharton Place. Remsen St., from Bushwick Ave. to Morgan Ave, to Maujer St. All but the Remsen St. change were contained in a resolution in troduced by Alderman Peter Ruvolo, i Brooklyn Democrat. Another change contained in Alderman Ruvolo's res-olution was vetoed. It would havej phanepd Fountain Plnrp tn .7rms I Place. A resolution introduced by Alderman Joseph Sharkey, Williamsburg Democrat, to change the names of four streets S. 4th, Havemeyer, Broadway and New to Williamsburg Plaza North, East, South and West, respectively, also was vetoed. Another resolution vetoed was one by Alderman Sandy Ehrmann to change Van Siclen St. to St. Jude's Place. May 1 was the final date on which the changes could be made. - Top of ilic icn BROOKLYN $1,500,000 suit for World's Fair property award lost by 72-year-old daughter of Flushing's late Salt Hay King . . . Burlesque strippers arraigned in two courts . . . "Peter Whiffen," ex-clergyman who blasted Catholic priests in print, has returned to monastery and will retract charges, according to the Tablet . . . Louis Luckman gets habeas corpus writ . . . Jewish Hospital strikers get suspended sentences. NEW YORK CITY Father Divine hearing put off for a week . . . Board of Estimate votes $180,000 stock issue for World's Fair foundation. STATF LaGuardia administration fights to push housing bill through Assembly. NATIONAL Trial of Parkers for kidnaping adjourned to Monday as Government reveals plans to call Parker Sr. as prosecution witness . . . U. S. Chamber of Commerce seeks to ban all union contributions to political parties . . . John Hamilton, G. O. P. chairman, says he will fight F. D. R. policies on "non-partisan" basis in 1938 Congress elections . . . Neutrality bill rushed to Roosevelt for signature . . . Administration seeks to speed court bill vote, FOREIGN 700 believed drowned in sinking of rebel warship by loyalist planes escorting British food ship running Bilbao blockade . . . London busmen threaten strike at midnight. especially radio, strong Gold FINANCE Stocks, shares gain. LABOR Fear of C.I.O-A.F.L. clash brings police to Parker Dam., Cal. . . . Following Packard victory in Detroit, C. I. O. drives to unionize all auto workers . . . Two arrested in L. I. Daily Press strike. French Sleuths Guard Wally After New Threats Against Her Jamaica Results FIRST RACE Two-year-olds; five furlongs. Wacky Jack. 119 (Gilbert) 11-5 1-2 Out Gert B (116) Stout) 1-4 Out Early Evening105 (Wall) Out Time, 1:00 3-5. Sparkling, Renege also ran. (Off lime, 2:34'j.) SECOND RACE Three-year-olds and up; 1 mile and 70 yards. Zevwee, 108 (Longden) 20-1 8-1 4-1 Money Muddle, 118 (Paradise) 7-5 7-10 Roller Coaster, 113 (L. Dubois) 5-2 Time, 1:45. Traitress, Glassy Eye, Aerlallst, Post Meridian, Largess, Wiley B. Bryan, Proprietary, Dark Beau alio ran. (Off time, 3:01.) Monts, France, April 30 (UN A squad of French secret service men arrived at the Chateau de Cande today to inspect and investigate threatening letters which Mrs. Wal-lis Simpson is receiving in increasing numbers. There were about 20 of the secret service men around the chateau. Some were on cuard duty, questioning visitors. Others were hiding in hedges; some toured the countryside on bicycles. Secret service men visited hotels in a 20-mile radius, seeking suspicious persons in expectation that the Duke of Windsor would Join Mrs. Simpson within a few days. As the day of the Duke's expected arrival neared, traffic increased on the roads in the neighborhood. Hotels were filled with newspaper men and photographers, and detectives were stationed to watch arrivals. Several automobile loads of secret service men arrived last night. Mrs. Simpson, at the Chateau de Cande. received yesterday a full report of her divorce case situation from her lawyers in London. They were understood to have told her that she had only to await Monday for the final decree that will fret her to marry the Duke. Editorials Today What Kind of Opposition Cruel and Needless Killing. Mr. Bachr's Generous Art Gift. The Death of William Gillette. Worthy Repre sentath es. llurn to Fag 16)

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