The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on February 24, 1940 · Page 3
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Saturday, February 24, 1940
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RROOKLYN FAGLK. SATI RIUV. H RRi:RV 21. 19 Hi 3 Senate Foes IVlap Curbs in Trade Pacts Plan Restrictions On Extension Bill Approved by House Washington, Feb. 24 iP) Senate epponents conceded today that the j triumph of Secretary Hull's trade ngreemcnts program in the House I last night foreshadowed continua- j tion of the policy in some form. They served notice, however, that they would make a vigorous effort to attach restrictive amendments to the extension bill which the House approved, 216 to 168. The House vote, which gave the Administration a victory in the first big legislative lest of the session and strengthened Secretary Hull's position at a time when he was being mentioned as a possible Democratic Presidential nominee, shifted the battle over the trade agreements to the Senate side of the Capitol. BACK THREE PROPOSALS Up to the Senators now is the question: Shall Congress grant the executive branch of the Government, for three more years, power to enter into reciprocal agreements with other countries concerning tariff reductions and other trade concessions? The present grant of authority along these lines expires June 12. The Senate opponents said they would line up behind these proposals: 1. An amendment requiring that the agreements be ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate before they could become effective. I. A proposal to set up a Congres sional "yardstick" 'providing limits on tariff reductions, t. An amendment to eliminate the "most-favored-nation" theory of the existing reciprocal trade program by which concessions granted one country are extended to all others which the Government decides are not discriminating against United States goods. OPPOSE FAVORED NATION Senator Adams (D., Col.) said the yardstick proposal would prohibit the reduction of tariffs below the point where the production cost of foreign goods, plus the tariff, would be less than the cost of production cf competing American goods. Support for this idea came from Senator Taft (R., Ohio). Adams and Taft also favored elimination of the "most-favored-natlon" policy. Senator McNary of Oregon, the Republican leader, predicted that virtually all Republicans would vote against continuance of the trade program. Pershing, Cronies Celebrate Reunion Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 24 W) Gen. John J. Pershing, who will be 80 ' years old in September, is feeling better today than at any time since a critical illness here two years ago this month almost claimed his life. This afternoon he expects to be host in his box at La Fierta de Los Vaqueros, Tucson's annual rodeo, to two of his closest cronies, Brig. Oen. Charles G. Dawes and Maj. Oen. James G. Harbord. The trio held a reunion yesterday after Har-bord's arrival at noon. Although the aged World War commander has stayed close to the sanatorium, where he has a cottage with liis sister, Miss May Pershing, he has been far from inactive. Daily walks along the desert trails reveal how far he has come along the path of recovery from the heart ailment wich caused despair for his life in February, 1938. Girls ; j School girls at St. Teresa's put on fashion show with 1 I J V 4 ;i V - ' I " I the help of Abraham & Straus at the school auditorium, "v I i 1 1 : I rr5"-' r V"- Vf I 560 Slerlin8 Place- Left. Loretta Johnson and Margaret (: -j J 1 -1 jf ; 'iATii!-!- 'Y jr Kennedy in afternoon frocks; center, Alice Morris, featur- L 'ft tmiiix rfw; f I ing white straw hat, and right, Frances Bracken and Helen f J Dugan in Spring suits. (Eagle Staff photos.) t , M V Hot Dogs A3 ww' Two hundred star Eagle carrier boys had the time of their young lives as the guests of the Broadway Arena, Broadway and Halsey St., for the regular Friday night amateur boxing bouts, after which they were treated to hot Acts to Block Retirements Continued from Page 1 to the pension system. I wish to protect my own future and that of my family." BANS MASS RETIREMENTS , The Mayor said he had intended to accept the resignations as a matter of routine. He changed his mind when he learned that the commissioner had accepted the other retirements, which were effective as of 4 p.m. yesterday. He said: "There will be no retirements of this kind. I issued orders that there would be no retirements from either the Police or Fire Departments until after the new pension bills had become effective. "Commissioner McElligott's retirement pay is fixed by law. But the rest of these retirements do not go through. Every one will be contested and each will be determined on its merits." Shortly after learning of the mass resignations. Mayor LaGuardia later , yesterday afternoon drove to Hunt-; ington where he and Sanitation Commissioner William F. Carey appeared before the Town Board to plead for permission to operate Sanita, the old Otto Kahn estate transformed into a recreation lodge for Department of Sanitation employes. On the way, by two-way radio from his automobile, the Mayor directed Councilmanic President New-bold Morris, as Acting Mayor in his absence to call a conference on the iFire Department retirements. NAMES MUSTARD Deputy Fire Commissioner Elmer Mustard was named Acting Commissioner. His first instructins were to cancel the mass resignations, but apparently further consideration of legal technicalities intervened to modify the instructions. The conference called by Mr. Morris met for more than an hour in the Manhattan Municipal Building and then moved to City Hall, where it was Joined at 10:30 p.m. by the Mayor and continued until after midnight. Attending, besides the Council President and, In its last phase, the Mayor, were Commissioner Herlands, Chief Mustard and representatives of the Corporation Counsel's office. The Mayor said later that the retirement orders had not yet been rescinded, and added: at St. Teresa's Display the Latest Fashions for Spring and Pop Top Off Eagle's Party ' i u ViV"H""" ll ' "IWIfiHW I ; They Want to NT 1 VWK I I o Fire Commissioner John J. McElligott (left), who has offered his resignation to the Mayor, is shown with Deputy Chief James W. Heffernan in charge of Brooklyn and Queens, who would also like to retire from the Fire Department. "There is no doubt that these men retired in this way with the expectation of getting more pension than they otherwise would obtain. I do not question their right to retire, but I do question their right to get an extra allowance. RETIREMENTS 'RL'SHED' "It looks as if these retirements were precipitate and rushed, but I cannot say who was responsible for that. The action of these men indicates that the pension laws should be changed to give control of retirement allowance to a board instead af leaving the discrtioii in the nanos oi me commissioner, as lSjiauui uispuits mvumig u,uw done now." ers during 1939. Besides Deputy Chief Heffernan, State Industrial Commissioner those ordered retired by Commis- Frieda S. Miller said the agencies sioner McElligott are: also settled 472 strikes affecting cnier Medical onlcer Joseph Smith, fi4 vpnrs in t.h Hpnnrtmpnt. dogs and soda pop. Henry Armetta, uhe movie star who is appearing at the Flatbush Theater, helped Aba Halfon give out the hot dogs. (Eagle Staff photo.) Retire, but- retired on three-fourths pay, $4,725. Capt. George J. Foster, chief of Division of Places and Public Assembly, $3,000. Capt. Walter Signer, $3,000. Battalion Chief Jacob Levy. $2,650. Capt. James Bridges, $3,375. Lt. Michael V. Corbett, $2,925 First Class Fireman John P. Ryan, Commissioner McElligott's aide $1,950. State Averted 196 Strikes During '39 Albany, Feb. 24 Of) State meriin tion agencies averted strikes in 196 worKers ana nanaiea tui ar- hltrnfinn r.flses. for Boys Kills Self in Jail, Cheats Electric Chair Danville, Pa., Feb. 24 (Pi William H. Yeager, 55-year-old farmer, con demned to die in the electric chair: tomorrow nignc lor tne siajmg o ai himself in his cell in the Montour County Jail today. Sheriff Asa Steigerwalt said the shooting occurred a short time before Yeager's scheduled departure for Rockview Penitentiary at Belle-fonte, scene of Pennsylvania's executions. The Sheriff said he was unable to determine where the condemned man obtained the death weapon, a .32 caliber revolver. Yeager, father of 11 children, was convicted of fatally shooting State! Police Corporal John E. Fessler more I than three years ago when Fessler i attempted to arrest him. U. S. Has Aided iMorale Of Finns, Hoover Says Elizabeth, N. J Feb. 24 OP) Former President Herbert Hoover feels the contribution of funds for the welfare of Finnish women and children has helped the morale of Finland's army. Replying to critics of the Finnish Relief Fund, of which he is general chairman. Hoover said last night his answer to the frequent query whv this country has not contri buted funds for the purchase of guns ana airplanes was: I would not say we are not a& ing so indirectly." He added the "greatest service the United States can give these people, is to contribute to their morale." Hoover spoke at a meeting sponsored by the local Finnish relief committee. Sav 'Noil-Ston' T?ed 3d S noil Slop Ieu Fliers Stopped Twice Montreal, Feb. 24 (U.R) The "non- stop" flight of three Russians from Moscow to California included two halts for refueling, the Rev. Bernard Hubbard declared last night. The Jesuit missionary to the Eski mos, known as the "Glacier priest," claimed that the 1937 record-break- ers cnKaiou, rsaiuuKoii aim ueu- ,ak.If-put o:, twice to take on j fuel in Siberia, Mt'w.h the world i never was told about it. Father Hubbard said his informa - ,tion came irom tsKimos ana omen.. . Dar(,iav be "auctioned off" sniirnps " Await Mayor's Action in Army, Navy Boycott Lifting of Airport Ban Unlikely After LaGuardia' s Remark Lifting of the Army and Navy boycott of LaGuardia Field today ! f appeared to depend on whether the Mayor decides to put Into action his remark that it would be a "good j idea" to apply landing fees at the ( munleiDal airnort to service fliers. I Before the Mayor voiced his opin- j ion. the refusal of military higher- : I ups to permit their aviators to alight at North Beach seemed, in the light of statements by Dock commissioner MCK.enzie ana cn. riar, Tamoc TP Chaner fliwn tn nd- Justment. Mr. McKenzie. at the airport, had denied that any Army flier had paid a fee and added that none would do so if he came there on "official business." while General Chaney, at Mitchcl Field, admitted that fees had not been demanded. BOYCOTT INSPIRES MAYOR The latter, stressing that Army and Navy fliers invariably are engaged in "official business," said the city had informed military chieftains that charges for landing of service planes "would depend on the circumstances in each instance." Impartial observers thus were inspired with hope that everything would be smoothed over within a few hours, only to have the Mayor assert, after reading an account of e'istence of the boycott: That gto me a ldea I think we ought to charge them." OPPOSE MARINE LANDINGS Apart from the tiff over fees, airport officials today were faced with opposition of the Queensborough Chamber of Commerce. Consolidated Edison Company and the New York Board of Underwriters in efforts to set up marine landings at the field. Following a hearing in the Army Building, 39 Whitehall St., Manhat tan, at which the three organiza tions objected to the airport's appli- cation for "preferential" rights for planes over surface craft, it was announced that Army officials would defer a decision pending tests to be conducted tomorrow or Monday Met Stars to Aid Boro Finn Benefit Citywide Campaign Spurred as Helsinki Bares Desperate Pliglil Four Metropolitan Opera stars, Laurita Melchior, Karen Branzell Herbert janssen and Emanuel List, will appear at a concert to be held ! at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! on Sunday, March 3, for the benefit of the Finnish Relief Fund The concert is being sponsored by the Joint Scandinavian Societies of Greater New York, in co-operation 'with the Fund's Brookiyn division, Special Sessions Justice headed by i Matthew J. Troy Plans for citywide activities to 'aid Finnish civilians were quick- , tQday cMe& frQm Helsink. to Herbert Hoover, national chair man of the Finnish Relief Fund, i Inc., revealed a desperate shortage of medical and hospital facilities, It was disclosed that $100,000 sent recently by the fund to Finland; had created temporary nospitals with 4,500 for wounded civilians. i to 'AUCTION' NOTABLES . wf-if hnriop narH- u-ill hp helrt mAMd i 2"rf. Astoria. Mrs. Josephine Cul - Ibertson Jack Dempsey. Benny ! Leonard, Oswald Jacoby and Shep - ,1.. v.ji. - u:j- 11. m..A., - ning proceeds Trom fair and dance, to be held at the Hotel Roosevelt, will be donated to the fund. Former President Hoover last night addressed a meeting at the EliMhpfh Armnrv in Npw .Tpr.w in support of the relief campaign, The Brooklyn Eaele is rlad to re- ceive and forward contributions from Hs readers to the Finnish Re- lief Fund. Contributions should be addressed to the Brooklyn Eagle, 24 Johnson St.. Brooklyn. Sassoon Approves U. S. Mail Seizure Sir Victor Sassoon, British banker and Industrialist in the Orient, believes that England was entirely justified In seizing United States mail bound for Germany on the American Clipper at Bermuda. although she may have used more: tact." Speaking with reporters after a luncheon yesterday at LaGuardia Field, Sir Victor, who is in New York on a three-week visit, declared: "We claim that the ship was in our territorial waters and therefore under our Jurisdiction, but perhaps the matter could have been handled differently say with more tact. "We British, who are fighting for our lives, are Justified in trying to stop those people who are helping Germany by sending her money or foodstuffs through the mails." He said he did not know whether force was used at Bermuda but that in any event "they were entitled to show it." ciaatuL tax. FUNERAL DIRECTORS - 1015 MALSLV SV B'KLYN. i CWELS jKfULOHLE ih oil communing Pratt Student Gets It , . is1- - ! J r .i I Wt L ! y ? fj. , i& i J lH ' IT"-' A Henry W. Van Pala (right), 23-year-old engineering student at Pratt Institute, who lives at 51-67 72d Place, Woodside, receives his pilot's certificate from Inspector William H. Bowermon of the Civil Aeronautics Authority at Roosevelt Field. Van Pala is the first student in the New York area to be licensed in the Government aviation training program for college students. (Wide World photo.) Premiere of Five-Planet Show Due Tonight if Clouds Disperse Amateur Astronomers Here Disappointed Last Evening hy Pall Which Hid Spectacle A curtain of clouds bore out dire miigivings of the Weather Bureau early last night, so impatient Brooklyn star-gazers will have to wait at least until twilight today to view the long-awaited five-planet performance of an all-star show of the century. The delay in the premiere of the celestial spectacle caused considerable annoyance to thousands of sky-minded boroughites, including an eager-eyed reporter, but was ac cepted with admirable aplomb by veteran astronomers aware of atmospheric vagaries. The story was slightly different In Manhattan, where persistent peer-ers finally managed to spot Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn at the same time from the ob- servation tower of the Empire State Building after they had been de- serted by their host. MR. SMITH TAKES PEEK The latter, none other than for- mer Gov. Alfred E. Smith, had tilted back the inevitable brown' : der atld ;st;iv'en 'manfully to take ... .. -a"- - - , guests to retire with him to the uulit':. jou u.y wu c something and eat it as well buffet, "where you surely can see!Pral dirpr,ion nf N. , The attitude of the well-informed astronomer of Brooklyn was summed up by William Henry, president of the astronomy department of the Vj0ji Reeital Civen By Tollefsen Students A violin recital by students of --i rrv,nf- .i(j v... : 1 dents of Augusta Tollefsen was held !last night at the Tollefsen Studios, ; 946 President St. Among the students participating 1 were uoimeu Claris. Jean Frumin - sky. Esther Hansen, Roberta John- ! son, Elving Nysen, Theodore Weis- Gotten, Albert Wcintraub, William , , T nv,. , Hermann, Jack Fabian, Leslie Faoer, ; Emily Conover, Florence Stashek, i Maria DcVries Smith, Margaret ; Sauberman, Audrey Gray. Chester Cowell, Peter Lamon, Helen Bjert-I ; ness. Edgar Walther and Rosemarie Roubian. I 20th A. D. Republican Hold Club Card Party More than 100 persons attended a card party last night in the 20th A. D. Republican Club, 929 Bushwick were Ernest C. Wagner, a district leader; Mrs. Faith Moore Andrews, co-leader, and Elmer Richardson president of the club. Mrs. Rae Sheffield Skldmore was chairman. I OLDS move too fast to experiment! Do as Millions Do . . . Get Father John's Medicine and Get Results ! No guess-work when you call for Father John's Medicine. I It's a cold fighter with a record. So years successfully fighting colds . . . used by more than 40,000,000 . . . providing a two-way action that gets results. First, relieves the cold. Second, ImiliU up body resistance so important! Rich in Vitamins k and D .ifii'i iiifWiri'ridfrr.t iMfrt c 1 JOHN? mm y Pilot's License Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, in replying to a request of the neck-strained reporter lor an explanation. After acknowledging the request with something that sounded like "tut, tut" Mr. Henry, with the detachment of the man on very familiar terms with the gymnastics of heavenly bodies, observed: PATIENCE, MY LAD "You must be aware, my lad, that this is a phenomenon and you must exercise a degree of patience. The big day for this show will be next Wednesday, but you can train your eyes in the meantime and I feel fairly certain that you won't be disappointed. "Many astronomers live and die without seeing this spectacle, and I here you are ill at ease because it is not viewable the very first time it could be in this century. Look; again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, if necessary, for the next eight nights." In the event the clouds have all rolled by come nightfall, keen-eved : Brooklynites will be able to pick I out tne pianets, in a more or less st..a.Bnt lin. hv lmtin in fh. n. erat ejection of New Jersey. If thing., transpire as they did for the Empire State Buildine nnlnnkors w night. Venus will appear at about 8 , o'clock, to be followed in order by Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Mercury. Navy Yard Boys Club Auxiliary Gives Party About 125 persons attended a card party sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Boys Club of the Navy Yard District last night in the clubhouse, 176 Nassau St. The party was the third of a series ' planned for the benefit of the club j Miss Malie Kuhn. president of the auxiliary. Miss Angela Z. Donaldson was chairman. Assisting as co-chairman were Miss Genevieve Donaldson, Mrs. Joseph P. Murphy, Mrs. Wil- I nam P. Harvey, Mrs. Kurt Lutz ana Mrs. Thomas Harper. For Lent We suggest Renkcn's smooth creamed cottage cheese. The whole family will go for thi fine product j in a biff way . Packed in fine colorful tumblers which become when empty the pride of the kiddies, who love to drink Renkcn's milk from them. Order cgs and other types of cheese, too, from routeman. (RenlcenX, M.H.MNMN DAIRY CO. tSTAIUSMtP IMt fihtm NEVINS-8 800 ot font Mwt Mom i . , ii

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