The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on August 4, 1935 · Page 8
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a t Alcatraz Island Inmates Behave Says Warden Criminal Hi" Shots I n-der Continual Watch: Routine Kept . Secret San Francisco, Aug. 3 i4 "They behave. Of course, they don't like It." That Is how James A. Johnston, warden of the Alcatraz Island Federal penitentiary describes the attitude of his charges, I'mle Sam's hardest-boiled wards. The prisoners whose roll, if it were called, would read like a "who: who" of public enemies and includes Al Capone, other former "bm shots" of the criminal world and Harmon M. Waley, convicted kidnaper of George Weyerhaeuser, one of the island's most recent arrivals are confined behind a "wall of silence." Warden Johnston, white-haired veteran penologist, however, unbends sufficiently to Rive a general description of the prison life: Kept Busy "They are kept under continual watch, and we always know where they are. There is no chance of hiding under a barrel in an alley. "We try to keep them always busy, but we don't try to be cruel. The men work at factory sorts of work such as laundry, shoe repairing, clothing or around the prison. It is only work for the Government. "We try to build a habit and an atmosphere of behavior, into which they step as they arrive. That is w hy we bring them in small groups, so we can handle them easily. "They have behaved, although In a prison one never knows what may happen." Routine Kept Secret Johnston smilingly declines to give a sample day's routine at the prison, located on a rocky little island in San Francisco Bay. It has been termed America's "Devil's Island." "We don't give out the definite routine." he points out. "because we want to build up a psychology in men In other prisons of not knowing what they're up against at Alcatraz." The success of the Alcatraz policy recently was announced by San-ford Bates, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, who said the island prison had had "a wholesome and almost soporific effect" on inmates of other penitentiaries. He FOR Uihttned wiiU Persian Lamb Hudson Seal ' Fisher Fitch FISHER FITCH X bolster shawl collar ' ' on Juilliard's Frise' in ; i f Black or Ebonite Brown. ; ,VrV' Sizes 38 to 56 . . . $58 v K k i:J ill I H I BLACK FOX lsSsJ!5 I 1 t :;: 'it shawl collar, luxun- "J, I j " ' ously full, on Blcck 1 TT Frise' by Juiliiard 1 1 J ( Sizes J6ljlo 46... SS 1Huck tnocc foe tyM money mw u tUs anuMUHty August Coat Sate, PERSIAN squaro-cul s'-awl col lar on one of JuiU'a'd'' finest Black Frise's Sizes 16' i to $5t Dewey Fortress Taking Shape is Model Prosecutor's Office Racketeers Don't Stand a Chance of Spying on His Witnesses By ART ARTHUR Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey's 14th floor , fortress in the Woolworth Building Is rapidly rounding into shape as a complete model of what a District Attorney's of lice should be like and seldom is. Extraordinary precautions have been taken to protect witnesses and public-spirited citizens bearing important information. It will be just commented upon the "astonishing quiet" at both Atlanta and Leavenworth. 'Outside World' Really Outside Regulations at Alcatraz are part of the definite Federal campaign to "deflate" the inmates and break their connections with the criminal world. That campaign includes sharp limitations on all contacts with the outside. Only one visit a month, and that from a blood relative, who has been checked by Federal authorities, is permitted a prisoner. Johnston points out. The number of letters a prisoner may write is curtailed, and they may go only to a carefully culled list of relatives. The prisoners are not permitted to have newspapers because, as the warden puts it: "There is too much spot news of them and their kind and crime. It might be too stimulating, or I'd better put it, too exciting in the wrong way." Books and magazines from a selected list are allowed, but the latter must be sent direct from the publisher and must contain nothing derisive of Government and authority. Arrivals Announced The policy of breaking all outside contacts goes further. No news of a particular prisoner or his activities passes from behind the walls. The hope is he will be forgotten. Trips of prisoners to the prison are kept secret, as in the case of Waley, because there might be dangers. "We don't mind admitting when they have arrived." says Johnston. "That's all." The first inmates arrived from Atlanta in a "ghost train" in August. 1934. It now houses some 250 men. WINTER COATS LARGER WOMEN tUuc selected $uu- Caracul Kolinsky Beaver Squirrel lap Mink Kit Fox A small deposit reserves your select 'Tlicd Mulkrat KIT FOX rippled foce-frammgi Cila', cotaiys rnse B'aO, Pir-ewoods Green., 52 $58 IS Hanover , . S.zes 1 t ' to 2 $58 ' Tfi& 4 if 1 about impossible, when the offices are in shape, for any racket representative to spy upon those who come and go on the 14th floor. Mr. Dewey is known to feel that privacy is essential for the protec. tion of those aiding any District Attorney. He views with disfavor the offices used by other D. A.'s where one enters through only 'the one door and the one elevator. In old-fashioned offices like those, it is easy for spys and chiselers to loiter about the bottle neck and report back to gang chiefs on any or all who enter. There will be no loitering, however, on the Woolworth Building 14th floor. Eight special policemen will maintain a 24-hour guard in the corridors and around the elevators. The moment one steps from the elevators one is placed under observation. Dewey's offices take up two-thirds of the floor. A railroad company and a law firm share the remaining space. They have agreed to co-operate and no one will be permitted to use them as an excuse for loitering. A fixed rule will be that the lobby must be kept clear at all times. The precautions to protect callers include special elevators, private waiting rooms and frosted outer windows throughout. Thus it is I iiujjru iaj infill: lum juciii.c aim a teehng ol gaiety in those wno want to give information against rackets and racketeers, but have reason to fear reprisals if found out. Already the stream of callers Includes members of unions in which racketeering exists; merchants groaning under the burden of heavy protection payments; colored citizens anxious to rid Harlem of the i policy racket; tarnished blondes with tales of the vice trades; shifty-i eyed underworld informants. I In laying out the office Mr. Dewey j made plain that he wanted no gen-! eral waiting room. He emphasized that all visitors were to be kept from one another's sight as much as possible. Provision was then made for a row of small private waiting rooms. The procedure for handling visitors requires that they be routed direct from the elevators to an information desk. They will not be permitted to stand around, waiting. Dewey has a staff of 20 assistants, each with a private office. Every caller will be immediately routed to SQUIB REL rippled shawl collar on Black, Finewoods or Bacchus (wine) Frise' Sizes 36 to 46 . . . $58 BEAVER notched shawl pouch on, Forstmann's diaqonalH Frise'. Black or Brown. M Sizes 16'? to 46 .-.-.$58 Place, 283 Livingston Sr. km i iff . 1 v HW1 i . r- ii BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, NEW lie Objects to District Attorney's S a n c t u ms That Ignore Privacy an assistant's office, there to be sheltered from all prying eyes. Entire Maze Linked Nor will it be necessary to use the general corridor in moving from one office to another. An inner corridor loops through and links the entire maze. The Woolworth Building has three busy entrances, which makes it impossible for snoopers to loiter on the main floor and check on witnesses, Dewey has pointed out. Public elevators will be used to get nv ,,uut, wuv a, curate Liutatui is avaiiaoie ior use wnenever needed. Windows of all important offices on the floor are being frosted to prevent peek-a-booing from adjoining buildings. Friends quote Dewey as saying: "It's the way every District Attorney's office ought to be." GERMAN NAVY HISTORY Berlin, Aug. 3 (P) The 19th volume of the German naval staff history of World War sea operations is on the press, but completion of the monumental work is not in sight. Six volumes are devoted to the North Sea campaign, and three each to the submarine campaign, the Baltic, and cruisers. MIDGET MOTOR BUILT Moscow, Aug. 3 (?) An electric motor weighing only 36 hundredths of a gram has been constructed by a 22-year-old Moscow student, Yury Yeremin. It is operated by an eight-volt pocket battery. There's lots of room in FORD EVERY ONE who steps into the Ford V-8 for the first time is surprised at its roominess. There's exceptional seat room, leg room and head room in all body types the whole car gives you a feeling of substantial size. The Ford gives you extra body room because of the compact design of the V-8 engine an exclusive Fofd feature at a low price. This V-8 engine takes p less space in the hood and permits more of the ear's length to be used for passenger comfort. YORK, SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1935 Nash Talks of Invasion' Plans C. W. Nash, chairman of the board of the Nash Motors Company, announced last week that his company would take another step in Its invasion of the low-priced car field. With the introduction of the 1936 Lafayette in July, Mr. Nash made known a program that calls for his organization's solidifying its position In this market will be carried on. Mr. Nash said; "A year and a half ago we intro duced our Lafayette car to sell in the low-price group. Since then both the factory and our dealer organiza tion have learned the routine of building, selling and servicing cars in the low-price bracket. Both fac tory and selling organization are now ready to rush invasion in this car class where more than 90 percent of the entire American production is sold." The generally improved economic condition of the country also had much to do with his shoosing this particular time to invade this sharply contested market, Mr. Nash explained. The revival of the automobile industry, together with the continued trend of the public toward the low-priced car, was also a factor in determining this move. Events Today The Rev. John Kent of Cathcart Church, Glasgow, Scotland, preaches at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, corner 8 Oxford St., 11 a.m. The Rev, J. Leslie Dunstan of the Central Union Church of Honolulu preaches bi the First M. E. Church, Clark and Henry Sts., 11 a.m. Princeton Alumni Association of Long Island outing at residence of P. E. Twitchell, Old Field Point. Setauket. Meet inn of the Progressive Democrats at the Half Moon Hotel. 7:30 p.m. Farewell dinner to Abraham Goldberg. Zionist leader and writer, Ocean Breeze . Hotel, Sea Gate, 7 p.m. '"i Free State Wage Bill Hits Refugee Jews Cork, Ireland, Aug, 3 IP) A bill Introduced by the de Valera Government regulating rates of pay for practically every trade In the country is claimed here to be aimed directly at Jews who have emigrated to Southern Ireland from Germany in recent years. Taking advantage of the Free State's high protective tariffs, some of them as high as 500 percent, hundreds nf the newcomers have opened small factories and are popularly believed to be earning large pronis. Hupp Shows Gains Under New Board The big HUPP plant In Detroit now presents a scene of action the like of which has not been observed for many months, Distributors and dealers have acquired their old- time enthusiasm and their ranks have been increased by 118 new distributors and dealers within a few weeks. Public interest has shown a concurrent development with the result that retail sales have made large gains. The average production of Hupp motor cars since the new manage ment took office, exceeds the average for 35 months previous by 625 cars a month. The new board of directors under which this new activity developed is headed by Vern R. Drum, as president and general manager, and William B. Hurlburt, as vice president and director of-sales. Drum had won his spurs by ten years as operating manager of one of the Chrysler factories in Detroit, while Hurlburt brought with him long experience covering many years as dealer, distributor, factory representative and sales manager. Terraplane Run Amazes Railton Reid Railton, noted British automotive engineer and designer of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird and of John Cobb's Napier-Railton, which is setting a series of International speed marks on the salt flats at Wendover, Utah, drove a Terraplane on an A. A. A. sanctioned economy test there recently. Two runs were made, one at an average of 28.85 m.p.h. and one at S0.27 m.p.h. The Terraplane made the astonishing mileage of 24.24 miles per gallon on the former run and 20.4 miles per gallon on the 50-mile-per-hour run. Both runs were for 100 miles. The runs were made on the same speed course on the salt beds of Utah that have been used in setting . I mry HVSk tOMfonT Aitr coot vi : B 25 TO 2 m in The Greatest Film Achievement of 1935 LOVE ME FOREVER' A Columbia Pictan Many a car selling at a higher price does not give you as much interior room as the Ford V- 8. Rear seats are wide and restful . . . three people can ride comfortably in the front seat of the Fordor Sedan, Fordor Touring Sedan, Convertible Sedan and Phaeton, and in the Coupes and Roadster. The seat of the Ford V-8 Roadster is 52 inches wide. A ride in the Ford V-8 will show that it combines unusual body room with fine-car performance, safety, beauty and riding comfort. numerous speed records lately,' While suited for speeds, the course duPS not particularly favor economy runs because of the altitude and the heat. At the conclusion of the runs, Mr, Railton said: "I am amazed at he line economy. Running at better than 24 miles to the American gallon at moderate speed and at more than 20 miles to the gallon at high speed is wonderful economy. Dr. S. C. Hart SUIIGEON DENTIST 446 Fulton St., Brooklyn Corner Huyt Si. 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