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mm t Pif ftT DAILY 0 EAGLE W4ZL STREET Stocks and Curb Closing Prices it THE WEATHER Br V. . Wutku iiraa AIM TONIGHT AND TOMOREOWl WABMCB TONIGHT, COOLER IOMOUOW 94th YEAR No. 245 ENTERED AT THE BROOKLYN POST. OFFIOI AS 30 CLASS MAIL MATTER NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1935 28 PAGES THREE CENTS rn n ILL Ills Mil HIS IS ROOSEVELT Italy Rejects Peace Parley Under League Roosevelt Hails Oil Pact Voiding as Aid to World Amity - Says Dollar Diplomacy Is No Longer Recognized Hyde Park, N. Y., Sept. 4 (JP) P resident Roosevelt expressed the iiope today that the cancellation of the Ethiopian land lease would aid peace negotiations abroad and declared the cancellation "another proof that since March 4, 1933, dollar diplomacy is not recognized by the American Government." Talking with newspapermen at the regular semi-weekly press conference, the President observed that by no stretch of the imagination had he or the Secretary of State been the least concerned over the possibility of the oil lease to private interests in this country involving the United States in the Ethiopian or Italian problem. He said no one who knows the Administration would think that it could be Involved. The only danger, he said, would be the effect of the lease on the negotiations of the European Powers and Ethiopia, now getting under way at Geneva. The withdrawal of the lease he hoped would clear the air of those conferences. Cancellation of the lease was announced last night by Secretary Hull. Reactions Vary London, Sept. 4 W) Peelings ranging from frank relief that a dangerous situation was eased to the belief in Rome that "there has been no change" marked the reactions in European capitals today to th second sensational Italo-Ethiopian development in the last week the announcement that the American-owned Standard Vacuum Company had agreed to withdraw from the huge Rickett concession. Mussolini's capital regarded the cancellation as inevitable owing to what it considered the unfavorable reaction it produced throughout the world. Practically, the American move is regarded as having changed the situation not at all, since Italy consistently refused to recognize the validity bf the concession and in the event of its arrnles taking over Ethiopia would have regarded it null and void. Move Pleases France It was also pointed out that the cancellation would not prevent Continued on Page 2 Yanks-Sox Game Off A's Bill Washed Out Rain caused the postponement of the baseball game between the Yankees and the White Sox at the Yankee Stadium today. The contest will be played as part of a double-header on Saturday. The Tigers-Athletics double-header; in Philadelphia and the Browns-Senators game in Washington were also washed out. Aqueduct Results FIRST RACK First, LADY CHARMIAN. 16-5 8-1. 1-1. 1-2: Second. CLAPPINU JANE. 4-1; third, BROWBEATEN, 6-5. Narragansptt Park Results FIR3T RACK First. THE HARE: sec-end. ARMFUL; third. GOLDEN KEY. In Today's Eagle FS. Amassment -. 10-11 Brides It Clufiaed Ads . I4-2S Comics t7 Death Notices 11 Dr. Brdr .. 1 Editorial 1 Financial From a Nurse's Notebook .... It Helen Worth Lost and Fonnd. Personals . .., t Morles 10 Nosel .... It Qneeni News 11 Radio 11 Soelelr . . . 17 .parts ... IB-Iff Theatrs 10 Woman's ru. II Duce's Envoy Refuses to Recognize Ethiopia on an Equal Footing as Civilized Nation Hurls Accusations Duce Muffles Radio Station Geneva, Sept. 4 UP) Premier Mussolini of Italy moved today for the censorship of the League of Nations radio station and as a result there will be no broadcast to America tonight. It was stated that the Italians teased the radio station might be used for broadcasts of anti-Italian propaganda. Geneva, Sept. 4 (P) Italy bluntly warned the League of Nations today that she could no longer discuss her controversy with Ethiopia "at the League on a footing of equality with Ethiopia." This declaration, made by,. Baron Pompeo Aloisi, the League representative of Premier Mussolini, followed a placating gesture by Anthony Eden, British Cabinet Minister. Eden told the assembled Council of the League that there could be no question of any political or economic conflict between Great Britain and Italy. "Italy," declared Aloisi, "refuses to recognize that the equality and privileges of League members should be given "thiopia, which has not fulfilled her obligations. "Italy reserves complete liberay of action so as to adopt all measures which may become necessary for the security of her colonies and for safeguarding her interests." Session Suspended Eden told the Council that conflict between Great Britain, and Italy was impossible because the latter nation had promised to respect Great Britain's interests in Ethiopia, "and Great Britain is sure these interests will be respected in the future." Following Aloisi's declarations, the Council session was suspended. A nation like Ethiopia, said Baron Aloisi, "cannot have equality of rights or equality of duties" as compared to civilized nations. He claimed that the Ethiopian attitude prejudiced the interests of other league members. Aloisi charged that slavery still flourished in Ethiopia and declared "all solidarity with such a nation should be refused. Italy would consider her dignity profoundly wounded if she continued to discuss at the league on a footing of equality with Ethiopia." Eden told the tense members of Continued on Page 2 Man's Body Found In Queens Swamp; -Buckle Only Clue The body of a man, about 45 years old, 150 pounds, 5 feet 7 inches in height, was found in the North Beach swamp near Ehret Ave., East Elmhurst, today by Steve Denes of 2142 76th St., Astoria. The only clue to his identity was the initial "L" on a belt buckle. A razor was discovered a short distance from the body. Police expressed the opinion the body had been there for several weeks. Pre-Revolutionary Gerritsen Mill Razed by Blaze at Marine Park Fire early today destroyed the Old Mill, also called the Gerritsen Mill and the Whitney Mill, a pre-Revolutionary structure which historians believed to be the oldest in Brooklyn and probably in the Btate. A watchman going his rounds saw the blaze In the mill, located on the CURBS U. S. SPENDING Emergency End Seen; 7 Relief Heads Checked Personnels Face Weeding Out After Agencies Get Economy Order ,. Hyde Park, N. Y., Sept. 4 (JP) President Roosevelt today ordered all emergency Federal agencies placed under control of the budget bureau for curtailment of personnel, with the assertion, that the peak of the emergency has passed. By executive order, the President placed the following seven Government units under the budget for control of administrative expenditures: The Agriculture Adjustment Administration, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the National Recovery Administration, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Public Works Administration, the Commodity Credit Corporation and the Railroad Co-ordinator. Prevents Overlapping This move completed the placing under budget control of all emerg-encw agencies outside regular executive departments. The President in announcing the order explained that action contemplated a prevention of overlapping and a reduction of unnecessary personnel. He said it means the emer- Contlnued on Page George Hanson Suicide at Sea Veteran Diplomat Had Suffered Breakdown, Says Ship Company Washington, Sept. 4 W) The Dollar Steamship Company informed the State Department today that George C. Hanson, consul general at Salonika, Greece, had died on board the steamship President Polk on Sept. 2 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hanson, a veteran in the American foreign service, had served as consul general at Harbin, Manchuria and in Moscow. The State Department, in announcing Hanson's death, said that "he suffered a nervous collapse which was diagnosed as primarily due to excess sugar in his blood." Because of Hanson's numerous adventures while serving in Chinese posts he bepame known as the State Department's ace "trouble-shooter." Throughout the Far East, where he was extremely well known, he wac called the "uncrowned King of Manchuria" because of his great influence with the Chinese and Russian officials in that area. Ex-Convict Held In Bail by U. S. Robert C. Nelson, 59, of 2531 E. 19th St., an ex-convict, was held in $5,000 bail by United States Com missioner Cotter in Manhattan today on charges of transporting stoien goods. At the time of his arrest Federal agents accused him of obtaining the Margaret Hawks-worth Bell jeyels stolen at Miami last Winter for Noel C. Scaffa for $43,000. Scaffa was convicted of perjury in the same case and will be sentenced tomorrow. BLUE AND GRAY TO MEET Amarillo, Tex., Sept. 4 P) Confederate Veterans agreed today to forget any differences that might have remained and meet with the Grand Army of the Republic in a joint reunion of Civil War veterans at Gettysburg, Ta., In 1938. edge of Marine Park at what would be Avenue V and Gerritsen Ave. if the streets were sufficiently extended. He ran to the nearby Whitney mansion and notified Patrolman Michael Murphy, on duty there. . One alarm was turned in, but by the time the fire engines arrived Lifeboats Held Ready for Dash In Dixie Rescue Seas Still Impede Aid to 366 as Vessels En-1 circle Liner on Reef Copyright, 1935, br the Associated Press Miami, Sept. 4 Lifeboat's were swung: over the sides of rescue ships today, ready to be dispatched to the aid of the stranded liner Dixie, which pounded on French Reef with 366 persons aboard her. The tension among crews of the rescue ships reached high pitch as the climax to their long vigil approached. The report that the lifeboats were prepared for launching came in a wireless message from W. H. Dep-perman, a passenger on the Platano, United Fruit liner, which lay closest to the stranded vessel. "One boat is already swinging over the side of the Platano," said Depperman. "All the other ships are drawing near, most of them so close you can see people aboard. Sea Breaking Around Dixie "The Dixie is now directly off our beam. The sea is still breaking around her. "The Gatun and Limon ( other rescue boats) also have lifeboats hanging over their sides." The squadron of assorted craft which stood by the Dixie as she lay on French Reef, about 60 miles Continued on Page J City Will Battle L. I. Rate Boost MayorGetsOpinionFrom Legal Staff and Will Join Fight on Rise New York City will intervene on behalf of the Long Island commuter, The Eagle learned today, in the fight against the Long Island Railroad's proposed commutation rate increases. As soon as the proposed new schedule of lofty rates was filed last week, Mayor LaGuardia asked his law department for a legal opinion as to whether it would be proper for the city to intervene. That opinion, with an answer in the affirmative, Is now in the hands of the Mayor, and he had planned to make a formal announcement of his intention to bring the city into the fight today. However, a sudden call to Washington prevented that. Mayor to Announce Fight The Mayor is expected to make the announcement, however, following his return to the city tonight or tomorrow. The city's representatives will argue, it was learned, that the new rates are excessive and unjustified. In a letter to Thomas F. Burchill, chairman of the State Senate Committee on Public Service, former State Senator John A. Hastings of Great Neck, commenting on the Long Island Railroad's application for increased fares, suggested the creation of a Long Island Rapid Transit Authority, acquisition of the railroad and establishment of postal-ized rates. Mr. Hastings' plan basically provides for uniform low rates, irrespective of distance, and abolition of the monthly commutation rates. Mr. Hastings also recommends the operation of a Long Island Aero-Rail System similar to the one now in use in Germany. He says he feels the cost of building such a system would be small as compared with benefits that would result. As to his fare plan he suggests in part: "In place of the monthly commu-Contlnued on Page t the wood part of the mill had been burned to cinders. Mill Recently Restored The fire did its destructive work after the exterior of the old mill Continued on Page II How Gales Pinned Dixie W.KTHXRUQc; KEY WIST tl r I a- Map above indicate! hmt wind of hurricane force piled up the Morgan liner Dixie on French Reef all Florida, arrows indicating , direction of wind. . . ... , . , : - ' ' " ''';' ' ' ' Ex-Aviator Sees Wife And 4 of Family Die In Florida Hurricane Doctor Describes Collapse of Hospital in Which 40 Lost Lives-One Man Counted 80 Dead in Keys Miami, Sept. 4 (JP) Dr. Lasser Alexander, medical officer at Camp 1, Snake Creek, who was brought here suffering from numerous cuts, bruises and abrasions, told a tale of horror from the hurricane which Monday lashed the Florida keys. "The storm started in fury at 8 p.m.," Dr. Alexander said. "A lot of people were washed away and others left dead after the storm passed. One man I talked with counted 80 dead persons at this camp, and the total probably will be from 125 to 150. Every building was razed and at one time the tide rose entirely over the island. "I was at Snake Creek Hotel, which was used as a hospital. This collapsed about 10 p.m., with many persons under the ruins. There were about 40 patients in this building, about half women and children. Out of this number there were only seven men and three or four of the women and children saved. Escaped Through Hole "When the building toppled over I was able to walk out through a hole in the wall into about three or four feet of water filled with floating timbers and debris. The wind was about 50 or 60 miles an hour and carried flying timbers that caused most of the casualties. "With the aid of a flashlight I made my way in the direction of the railroad grade, which was the Continued on Page 3 J. T. Pratt Jr. Weds Mrs. E. W. Stevens Special to The Eagle Brookville, L. I., Sept. 4 Mrs. Elizabeth Woodward Stevens, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wood ward of New York and Newport, and John T. Pratt Jr., son of former Representative Ruth Baker Pratt of Oyster Bay, were married here to day at the home of the bride s parents. Reds' Catcher Hurt With Wife in Crash Louisville, Ky., Sept. 4 (iPy Henry (Hank) Erickson, reserve catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, was injured seriously In an automobile wreck 25 miles northeast of Louisville today. Mrs. Erickson, the former Miss Roma Wilson of Louisville, received minor injuries, and Wilson Abbott, their 7-year-old nephew, a third passenger, may have received a skull fracture. Ths Ml. Washlnrtoa Bnasc, Bretton Woods. N. II. Brossr ortios. Soeui Csnwr, Ads. FRENCU REEF ROCKHABBOQ 1 lVKTICV'r AMTECUMgt (J Disaster Rain Halts Match At Forest Hills Forest Hills, L. I., Sept. 4 tP) A virtual cloudburst interrupted the fourth-round match between Wilmer Allison of Austin, Tex., and Gene Mako of Los Angeles today in the 54th men's ational singles tennis championship. Allison won the first two sets, 62, 6 0, and Mako was leading 32 in the third when play was halted. Hotel Fraud Charge , Holds Mother of 2 Mrs. Helene Hamilton, 42, who gave her address as the Half Moon Hotel.w as committed to the Kings County Hospital for observation today when she was arraigned before Magistrate Rudich on a charge of defrauding a hotel. When Mrs. Hamilton was arrested two weeks ago by Detectives William Donnell and Edward Fitzgerald of the Coney Island station she said she was a society woman temporarily estranged from her husband. She said her husband was a son of "Bishop Hamilton of Massachusetts." Her two small children weer sent to the Children's Society when shew as held in $1,000 ball for a hearing today. Rabbi, 70, to Wed Brooklyn Woman Camden, Sept. 4 A marriage license was issued here today to Rabbi Bernhardt Lewis Levtnthal. 70, said to be one of the oldest living Orthodox rabbis in the United States, and Mrs. Sarah Samson, 59, of 7802 18th Ave. Rabbi Levinthal gave his address as 716 Pine St., Philadelphia. Rabbi Levinthal said they will be married in Camden on Sept. 10 by Rabbi N. Riff of the Sons of Israel Synagogue. Bandits Get $750 Payroll and Auto Two bandits escaped with a $750 payroll and a sedan automobile shortly before 1 o'clock today when they held up Edward Husbcrg. superintendent of the McFarlan Manufacturing Company, bronze manufacturers, near the company's plant at 21-03 41st Ave., Long Island City. Florida Keys Laid Waste by Wall of Water Veterans (lamps Demolished by Wind's Fury Bear Brunt of Gale Rescue Train Washed From Track With All Aboard Feared Lost Second Ship on Reef Copyright, 135, bj the Associated Press , Miami, Sept. 4 The destruction of war veterans' construction camps on the Florida keys, some of them swept by high walls of water rolling in from raging: seas, today brought rapidly-increasing fears of a terrific death toll from the hurricane roaring over the gulf area. A searching party from Miami reported by radio to the Red Cross an estimated loss of life of between 400 and 500. The devastation was heaviest in the camps of the veterans engaged in building a highway down the keys to Key West. One of these camps was completely demolished. Another was a mass of wreckage. A rescue train, sent down the keys Monday to bring back the veterans, was reported wrecked. This Information came from a Coast Guard plane which surveyed the area early today. The message read: "Veteran Camp No. 1 completely demolished. Train in Upper Matecumbe Key. Engine is only part left standing on track. All cars overturned. All buildings wrecked. Camp 5, on Lower Matecumbe Key, only lumber wreckage." Line Confident Of Safety of 366 on Dixie Will Spare No, Expense, Says Manager Leaves Procedure to Captain S. Ira Cooper, general manager of the Morgan Line, said this morning that he was very much concerned by news received early today. He expressed complete confidence in Captain Sundstrom of the Morgan Line flagship Dixie, stranded off French Reef. "Our attitude is to hell with the expense. The ship and cargo come last. We have every confidence in Captain Sundstrom. He needs no instructions from this office. He Continued on Page 3 Rescue Ships StandBy9 Silent and Helpless By W. H. DEPPERMAN Copyright, 1935, br the Associated Press S. S. Platano (Standing by S. S. Dixie), Sept. 4 Daylight has broken and the S. S. Dixie, plainly visible for the first time since we arrived, lies stranded about a mile and a half off our starboard bow. Capt. C. D. McRae of the Platano has just pointed her out to me. She is like the focal point of the ribs of a fan, with seven rescue vessels spread about her. The Platano is the closest in. Other vessels standing by now besides ourselves are the El Occidente, the Gatun, the Limon, the Reaper, the Watertown and the El Mundo, which arrived during the night. The passengers and crew of the Dixie may be rescued early today. That is not positive, but, standing on the bridge, it is my impression that the boats may soon be put over the side. Water Calmer The water seems to be growing calmer all the time. The wireless Continued on Page 2 New York's Storm Not Connected With Florida Hurricane There is no relation, ev?n a remote one, between the city's current rainy spell and the Florida weather, Dr. James H. Kimball, veteran prognosticator, said today. Dr. Kimball added that no one can say at this time whether or not. New York City may yet feel the effects of the southern hurricane. Showers were forecast today with warmer weather due tonight. But tomorrow, the weather bureau said, will be rainy and cooler. The 9 a.m. temperature today was 61, Just nine degrees below normal. 4 Survivors at Camp No. 1, the con- struction site farthest to the north, said the train had passed through, intending to pick up the veterans there on the return trip. ? Deluged by Water Wall Walls of water as high as 15 feet poured continuously over these keys for hours as the hurricane raged up from the Atlantic, across the tip of Florida and into the gulf. The SS. Lelsemaersk, a Danish freighter, was reported by the Coast Guard blown ashore on Alligator Reef, 20 miles south of the Dixie. It asked immediate assistance. Once in the gulf the path of the storm was northerly. It centered this morning to the west of Clearwater and gales were expected by coast towns. Everywhere the hurricane warning was out: two square flags, red with black centers, one flown above the other. Ships were kept in port. A message from St. Petersburg, the first since the storm swerved up the West Florida coast, said the tide was rising rapidly and the seas were heavy. Property damage was Continued on Page 3 Mrs. Jane Young Dies at Waccabuc Special to The Eagle Lake Waccabuc, N. Y,, Sept, 4 Mrs. Jane Willits Young, widow of Charles T. Young, Brooklyn banker, died yesterday at the home of her daughter here. Her husband, who died in 1911, was president of the National City Bank of Brooklyn for many years. He also was a director of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company and many other business institutions. She leaves three children, Louis W. Young, Charles T. Young Jr. and Mrs. D. Irving. Services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, at 3 p.m., Thursday. 50,000 Join Strike Of Garment Workers Labor leaders estimated today about 50.000 workers in the mid-town garment district in Manhattan had left their jobs in the strike for closed shop, higher wages and shorter hours. This estimate included 10.000 members of the new Ladies' Apparel Shipping Clerks' Union and 30,000 members of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Police In large numbers were on hand to stop any disturbances that might arise. Two arrests were reported,

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