The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on August 21, 1937 · Page 13
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 13

Brooklyn, New York
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Saturday, August 21, 1937
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r VS behind The NEWS IN WASHINGTON Roosevelt Individualists TV TY, MY!" or "Tsk, Tsk!" says your Mrs. Jones or 1VJ. Mr Smlth over the breakfast coffee, all excitea, as mey rcau auuui me latest, exploits 01 inose lively Roosevelt youngsters. But Mamma and Papa Roosevelt down at the White House apparently take It all In stride. That dispatch from Cannes linking Young Son John with a champagne-squirting episode in which the silk-hatted mayor was the victim serves to emphasize the fact that the President's is one of the most independent families ever to assemble in the famous mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In a dozen or more cases in the last four years, his four sons and one daughter have figured in personal, business and political activities which would have embarrassed another President acutely. But Mr. Roosevelt's habit is to pass off each Incident with a smile or shrug of the shoulders. He and Mrs. Roosevelt, herself an all-time champion in establishing new precedents for First Ladies, look on their children as individuals capable of judging what is right even if sometimes they go off the reservation. Former President Hoover once displayed real temper when a newspaper insinuated that an airplane company employing his son had been favored with an airmail contract. Pounding his desk angrily, he demanded why the country would not let the son of a President get a fair start in the world. In sharp contrast was the Roosevelt reaction to the report that Elliott has entered into a contract to sell military planes to Russia. Newspapermen asked if there were any truth in the charge. "Ask Elliott," was the President's reply. Shortly afterward there was a question as to whether James had really said his father was planning to ask for a Constitutional amendment on NRA. "Ask Jim," said the President. Ever since the Roosevelts came to the White House they have molded their own individual lives, apparently worrying very little what other persons thought or said. What might, have been a family motto was expressed by Mrs. Roosevelt when she said: "Every one has to live his own life according to what he thinks is right." And while Mrs. Roosevelt was sending out telegrams to various States urging ratification of the child labor amendment to the Federal Constitution, son James, now a Presidential secretary, was playing good politics in Massachusetts by attacking the amendment. Anna, the President's only daughter, slipped off to Reno to get a divorce during her father's first term. Then she topped this by marrying a newspaperman who had been writing red-hot anti-New Deal stories for a Chicago newspaper. Since the last election, son-in-law Boettiger has been made a $25,000-a-year publisher by William Randolph Hearst, bitter foe of the President in the 1936 campaign. And Elliott accepted a job as vice president of Hearst Radio Inc. He too was married, divorced and remarried during his father's incumbency in the White House. James, John and Franklin Jr. all have figured in the news for fast driving, accidents, getting sued for smash-up damages, and finally John drove himself and James through a crossing gate and into an electric train in 1935, both getting hurt. Franklin smashed a news cameraman's Instrument when he attempted to snap him and his present bride, the former Fthel duPont of the Liberty League duPonts, at a Philadelphia ooxing match. Only when the boys brought home a batch of speeding tickets Is the President known then because it was a matter of Mrs. Roosevelt provokes more "ohs" and "ahs" from the amazed average citizen through her accomplishments than do her children put together, however. She has labeled her family "unpredictable" and her routine is just that. She has traveled over 100,000 miles "to feel the pulse of the nation," held the first press conferences ever held by a First Lady, published two books, made hundreds of addresses on and off the radio, entertained reformatory girls as well as prime ministers in the White House and conducted a daily newspaper column. MURRAY SNYDER. Maybe From Making Hairpin Turns THOUGHT YOU might be interested, says Mona Merle, in an amusing angle brought out at the convention of hair and scalp experts recently when a new reason for baldness was discovered. Men do not lose their hair from worry over finances or fiances. Nor do they lose it from an overdose of mentality, as has been the supposition throughout the ages. They lose it from the nervous strain of driving an automobile in city traffic! The greatest percentage of baldness is found among taxi drivers who have served the public transportation needs for the past 15 years by spending the greater part of their time behind the steering wheel of a taxi. The nervous strain involved in this occupation destroys the delicate nerve cells, which, in turn, results in a man losing his hair. Far be it from "Long-Flowing-Hair" Muffin to dispute scientific findings but we'd like to suggest a survey of men who ride next to the missus while she is driving. Our guess is that these men come the taxi boys a close I Old L.-F.-H. Muffin has had his hair stand on end so often while Mrs. M. was driving that a lot of the hairs just refuse to lie down. The result was they jumped right out of their sockets on the next traffic light. And that's why we go around with flowing hair it's practically cascading off our head. Calling Nam ps rNE member of the Muffin clan admits, without shame, to being an indefatigable collector of odd names. Of course, for a real, dyed-in-the-wool odd-names addict, there is nothing about the sport that induces fatigue. The curious cognomens Just seem to leap out at you from every place, practically begging to be collected. The effort attached to collecting them is practically negligible and the onJy question that arises in connection with the habit is "Does it pay?" Here are a few of the choicer samples from his collection. In Philadelphia there are two stores adjoining one another which bear adjacent signs reading "Hugh Ketcham" and "I. Cheatham." In spite of this handicap Ketcham and Cheatham have been in business for many years at this particular spot and are doing very well. In Jamaica there is a furniture firm called "Sheilas and Chestnut." And while some of their chairs, tables, etc., are undoubtedly genuine chestnut no attempt has ever been made to shell them, as far as we could determine. In Jamaica, too, there is a lawyer who confesses to the name of Henry Patent. We did not bother to inquire whether he was a patent attorney, having other things to do, but we would not be surprised. to have reprimanded ther., breaking laws, not precedents FEATURES SPORTS w Sheepshead Bay in rwx" ,ZC--.' ivlw y W , n Five Boto Groups Go on Boat Rides Bay Rulpp Moose, Clicsler-field Boys and Political Clubs Enjoy Excursions Five Brooklyn organizations proved to be good weather forecasters when they arranged social functions afloat last night, thereby obtaining a measure of relief from the heat, A large group of members and friends of Hay Ridge Lodge 1008, Loyal Order of the Moose, participated in a boat ride, sailing up the Hudson from the Battery on Captain Parson's Show Boat. John Peterson was chairman of the entertainment committee. On the Kay Parson's Show Boat were some 300 members and friends of the Chesterfield Boys Club, also of Bay Ridge. They went to Bear Mountain. Heading the arrangements committee was Joseph S. Es-posito. treasurer of the club. Members of the ladies auxiliary of the Jefferson Democratic Club held their annual sail up the Hudson aboard the steamer Bear Mountain. Mrs. Beattie Markowitz was in charge of arrangements. To the tune of "Anchors Awelgh" members of the Peter J. Quinn Association likewise sailed to Bear Mountain. The arrangements committee was headed by William Bu-dastine. Under the direction of Miss Anna Blinn members and friends of the ladies auxiliary of the 17th A. D. Republican Club cruised aboard the steamer Americana. Maj. Walter Corwin, executive member of the club, was in the party. Extortion Charge Holds Queens Cop Patrolman John Focaccl, 37, of the Maspnth, Queens, precinct, father of six children and a policeman for the last 12 years, was held in $25,000 bail for the grand jury on an extortion charge yesterday by Magistrate Gus'ave Wieboldt in Felony Court, Ridgewood, Queens. John Miller, 48, of Roslyn, was held in a total of $7,000 bail on two charges of extortion. Henry Yudt. proprietor of an automobile upholstery shop at 135-22 Hillside Ave., Richmond Hill, said he purchased rubber matting from a stranger and that a week later Patrolman Focaccl, Miller and two other men came to his store, told i him he had bought stolen goods and j said he was under arrest. They offered to "fix'' the matter for $'J,500, lie said. He told them he I didn t have that much and paid $800 to Focaccl, he said, John Winand, owner of a delicatessen at 30-05 36th Ave.. Astoria said Miller and another man accused ' tablish 12 new branches if its re-nim of having purchased stolen beer, 1 quest for $540,000 in 1938 Ls granted, pretended they were Federal officers I Aaron E. Adams, vice chairman of and offered to "fix" the matter forrthe association, said that among the $2,500. He drew $1,000 from the bank ' branchese tentatively planned are and gave it to them, he said, but imits in Vanderveer Park and in later he became suspicious and rc-; Marine Park. All the new branches ported the matter to the police. j would be provided in sections now On the extortion charge in which i without library facilities. hp is accused with Focacei. Mil er I was held in $2,000 bail for hearing Aug. 24. On the second charge, he was held in $5,000 bail for hearing today. Closed Bank Asks Depositors to Call Depositors In the defunct Fort Greene National Bank who have not yet withdrawn their money were urged to do so a.s soon' aspossible today by Jamej M. Oaffney . claim . agent, for the Federal Deposit In surance Corporation. The staff of FDIC agents assigned to the bank to pay off depositors will work until one p.m. today and will be back at the bank Monday morning. Yesterday 410 depositors called and withdrew $260,000. Thursday, the first day the closed institution was open for withdrawals, 360 accounts were drawn otu. The bank had 3,500 accounts and total deposits of about $2,000,000 when It closed Its doors a week ago today. Daily - -tTPi i . ' '.. 1 i- tat. -v.-i-sl t.- Civics Ask Moses To Discuss Park The Gerritsen Beach Chamber of Commerce today sent a. letter to Park Commissioner Robert Moses requesting that he meet the park committee of the chamber to discuss the idle Marine Park development. In the letter Frank C. Frerlchs. president of the chamber, pointed out that the Commissioner had promised action on the project as soon as the Marine Parkway Bridge was completed, and that nothing has been done. "The residents of Gerritsen Beach have waited a long time for Marine Park,' 'the letter said, "and they are indignant at the present delay." Plans for the drive for the construction of the park will be drawn up and presented at a meeting of the chamber, to be held on the evening of Sept. 15, at Public School 194. Knapp St. and Whitney Ave. Working with the chr..nber in its fight are the Marine Park Civic A. .ociation and the Kings County Consolidated Civic League. Flalbush Librarv Drive Continued!: Continulng Its campaign for branch libraries in the southern end of Flatbush. the Flatlands Library Association will meet before the end of the month to draw up a program for the Fall. In a letter sent to the association by Chief Librarian Milton J. Ferguson, it was pointed out that the Brooklyn Public Library plans to es- " 14 Girl Scouts Win Camp Scholarship Selected for their leadership ability, 14 Brooklyn Girl Scouts have beon awarded a week's scholarship each at Camp Andrce, near Briar-cliff Manor, it was announced today by Mrs. W. H. McLeor, Brooklyn Girl Scout Commissioner. The winning scouts, chosen from the borough's 5,000 membership, will leave for the camp Thursday by bus. They are: Edna Blakely. Beatrice Cedarhlom, Alice Connolly. Irene Johneo jeBn Nlchol. Ruth Rpiscn, Betty Smart, Aice Strauss, Frieda Strainese. M. Angela Wade, Anna-belle Wheeler andi Doris Wilson. EVENTS TONIGHT MonnilBht nail. Auxiliary. Sf . Rivalia's Church. 63d St. and 14th Ave, leave I not of fiflth St.. 9. Annual corn par'y. Rrveill and nh ( Posts. Amerir an Lesion. 105th Art illrry ; Armory. Clermont and Myrtle Ave , ti. , Sixty county pnM-s to be represented Reception. Andrew Jackson Resiilnr ! Democratic Club ot 0th AD., 9101 4Ui Ave.. 8 i Dance. Resular Democratic Orstanizn'lrn nf the 9th A D. 476 7fih Pt . Kelly : to attend, also Mahoney-Tayior-Schneider j ticket and Klcinlield filate. 1 O O KKV BROOKLYN, N. Y., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1937 Modern Mini MiMMMwaMii)i?; i .nmmimmmmtvi0immmim!lTSmr' Boro Tourists, Home, Describe Collision of Two Ships at Sea Mr. and Mrs. Earle Hooker Eaton 't of 51 Remson St., arrived yesterday on the Duchess of Atholl of the Canadian Pacific line from Montreal and Quebec and gave eyewitness descriptions of the collision of the Duchess with the Danish tramp steamship Maine on Aug. 11. Mr. Eaton, one time U. S. presi representative of the Canadian Pacific Railway, said that the impact of the collision "was a mere thud to those at dinner on board." "There was perfect discipline on the part of the crew and little excitement among the passengers on the Duchess, up whose ladders, instantly lowered, the Maine's crew ran at full speed fearing that their ship might go down any minute, said Mr. Eaton. "Reassured of comparative safety, Boro Pupils to Act In Fair Puppet Show Four youthful Summer Playschool puppeteers will present "A Trip To The Worlds Fair," a five-character puppet show, three times daily, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at the World's Fair Exhibit Room in the Empire State Building, 34th St. and 5th Ave., for two weeks beginning Monday. The show Is under the direction of Olive Gladston, Grin and Bear It . .'. By Liclilv M , t ,1 m U&. : ; 5 ' "1'om better use another rtllry this i$ reserved for annrchift trade." f Eagle Dress After Federal Project IS!! -'fin ' 1 J they returned to the Maine, blew off her steam and drew her fires. The next morning the Maine foundered." Passengers gave the Maine's crew $700 and they went ashore at Montreal, Mr. Eaton said. "As the Duchess sailed for New : York on Monday, several of the Maine's grateful sailors, wearing new clothing given them by pas- sengers, followed her to the very ; end of the pier, waving cans and j cheering wildly, "Mr. Eaton con- j tinned. I "Remembering how the Duchess : of Atholl had stood by the Maine from 7:30 p.m.' until 6 a.m. the next ' day, one waggish passenger rie- i clareri: 'Well, the Duchess was more j wonderful than even President Roosevelt she carried Maine overnight!" head of the Puppetry Department , in the Activity Schools. I The play an original one was first written by the Puppetry Group j of Summer Playschool 145, this borough. The len-vear-old puppet eers from P. S. 16. changed ihc second scene, and will do t lie production. The play stresses the part children will play in the "World Of Tomorrow." The backdrops as well as tle play were done by the children themselves. A new and modern Sheepthenil Hay rmprget from the welter of old nharkti, restauranti on itiltn, ran op rluht, inadequate pieri and nhallow tratert it onrc knew, Fithing and exenrtion boat now lie up at the new piert (upper left), 10 of which were eonttrurted in the project. Thane who are nalinfied to ttav behind while the boatt ply out to the deep tea find happy hunting off the end of one of the new piert (upper right). A broader f.mniorn Are., lined with tree, and a clear view of the bay, from which all thackt hate been removed and where new bulkhead have been eon. tlrurtcd, form the. picture of the new Sheepuhead Hay (left). The netv piert can be teen below the footbridge. Bride Hates Him, Court Bans Mate Karman A. Percl, 22, of 4"4 Carlton Ave., knows today that he stands no chance of a reunion with the bride who eloped with him six 'months ago, although Magistrate ! Jeanette G. Brill tried in Bav Ridee Court to effect a reconciliation. Police said Perci attempted suicide Aug. 16 when his wife, Catherine, 19, failed to come home. Later he visited The Eagle office to report her missing. Yesterday Mrs. Mary Tolan of 551 4th St., mother of the bride, told the court Perci climbed through a window and threatened to kill Mrs. Tolan if she did not permit her daughter to return to him. "I hate him," the bride added. "I want him to slop annoying me." Magistrate Brill warned Perci to krep away from the Tolans and dis- missed plamu a disorderly conduct com- Two L. I. Bridges c Win Merit Awards The American Institute of Steel Construction today will present two of the three annual awards of merit for the most beautitul steel bridues in this country in 1936. The awards are stainless steel plaques to be af fixed to the bridges. The jury selected the East River crossing of the Triboroiigh Bridge for the first prize in the largest bridge class. In the third class, the award went to the Astoria Boulevard Bridcc over Grand Central Parkway Extension, rie.siKncd by the Long L-land State Park Commission. Unveiling ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. at the center ot the E.r-t '. Rivrr span and a half hour later at the Astoria Boulevard Bridge. Prudence Bonds Hearing Date Set Judge Robert A Tneh has set Oct : 15 tnr a hearing in Brooklyn Federal Court on continuation of the not-gamzation plan under which it is pro)Kised that Prudence-Bonds Corporation shall become a new corporation, owned solely by the owu-I ers of the corporation's outstanding : $55.(100 o! bonds. An exHctfil confirmation of the i plan esierday afternoon could not '. be had because Clcorgr C. Wilder - mm h. cnuru-el for the reorganiza-! Hon trustee.'-, rotilri not report receipt of consents from the legally reuisite two-thirds ot the bondholders. CORRECTION ' The Viin'.r yesterday stated that Patrolman John C. O'Donnell of Traffic .1. who was cleared of a ! rhsrtte of petty larceny in Felony Com', hud been indicted. There va. no grand jurv proceeding in II11. .n nllH hnnep n'rVmnpll! could no' have been indicted. i i CLASSIFIED COMICS ICotrliht 1M7 tht BrMkija Dill? Elflt) Broad Avenue And Piers Lend Order to Chaos Tliree-Yrar Program to End With Completion of Final Bulkhead Picturesque Sheepshead Bay, with 'its ramshackle atmosphere, its dirt and Its smells, has vanished from the earth. In its place lies a new Sheepshead Bay, clean, tidy, practically odorless a modern symphony ot simple and orderly safety. The three-year improvement program Is close to completion and when the last spike is driven in ths last bulkhead, $425,000 will havg been expended on the project. A fisherman in 1934 would arrive at the bay prepared to board his favorite craft for a trip out to the briny deep. He would thread nil way down crowded Emmons Ave, past row on row of crumbling shacks in search of his fishing boat's pier. He could barely see the tugid waters of the bay for the buildings which lined its shore. At the pier, the chances are, he would not find his boat and would be directed to some other pier where the water was not too shallow for the boat to tie up. Shacks Are Gone t Now across broadened Emmons Ave. he sees the waters of the bay, sparkling in the sunlight, a few pleasure craft floating at anchor beyond the neat rails that top the new and secure bulkheads. Walking down the avenue he comes upon a row of 10 new piers and at one of them he will find his favorite boat. It is sure to be at its own pier because the bay has hen rirpHged to a depth that will piove ucquate no matter how the tide stands. The old shacks that once lined the waterfront are gone. So are the restaurants and boat houses, built on stilts out over the water. The restaurants have retreated to the other side of Emmoas Ave., each into newer and more modern quarters. The boat houses that stayed are at the far end of the bay. i State PWA Director Arthur B. Tuttle expects that the new facilities will bring a million and a half fisherman to the bay annually In place of the half million who frequented it before. Summer resident.-, of Rorkaway Point and Breezy Point commute to the city through Sheepshead Bay daily. Began In 19.14 The Sheepshead Bay development began in 1934, when the Public Works Administration voted $425,000 for Sheepshead Bay improvement, according to Public Works Commis- : sioner Charles R. Ward. Thirty per-; cent of this money was an outright j grant the rest a loan to the city. The PWA waf not ready lmme-I diatcly to start thi work. So the 1 Borough President's office, using I WPA funds, began the Job on the j bulkheads. By 1935, when the PWA was. icauy 10 proceed, rn me duik-heads along Emmons Ave. from E. 27th St. and E. l'th St., were under construction. The PWA then began its job of building ten municipal piers, constructed on the north side of the bay at a cost of $120,000. The balance of the PWA funds was then diverted for construction of bulkheads on the Manhattan Beach side of the bay from Ocean Ave. to Jaf-fray St., a stretch of about 2.000 feet. A small stretch remaias to be completed from Norfolk Court to Oriental Point. In addition Emmons Ave. has been widened from 40 to 90 feet from Plum Beach to West End Ave.' and is parked with malls except In it.s busiest pail from Ocean Ave. to West End Ave. About 200 trees have been planted along the thoroughfare. Work Is now being done on widening West End Ave. from Emmons Ave. to Shore Boulevard, forming an adequate traffic artery to Manhattan Beach Only the old fnotbridae. freshly painted, has been allowed to stand, crossing the bay at the fool of Ocean Ae. and lenciitu a bit of the old picturesque flavor to Sheepshead Bay. Slips That Pass in (he Mght at Iirnoklvn Police Headquarters Slips received :il Brooklyn Police Headquarters during the r.iht. 0(l( i9n. f tin' h Picnnr' sni.nMov .n j of chin mid pn Ml e .t III I I N :1 'K FiMI To (r Hi'' Cinrv I-ur r.?l Prrrt I IIH Mill I l-.arc. B.ii ' H !: 16'h Prr 1 H-iMiii,,: lie 1! 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