The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on May 2, 1935 · Page 1
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Thursday, May 2, 1935
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O O K THE WEATHER Br V. I. Wolhw BnnM OCCASIONAL RAIN TONIGHT AND TOMORROW Tnntnr, noon 51 Il mim (cloudy) S Ma 10 rtari, uma U M EAG1LIE STREET Stock and Curb Closing Prices it -fr A TTTT W lUii 94th YEAR No. 121 ENTERED AT TH BROOKLYH POST" OJTICI AS 2D CLASS MAIL MATTER NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1935 38 PAGES M l THREE CENTS lira nifMi fflflliSlIllI ms lift . t B. M. T. Asks 50 Cut in Bridge Fee Will Pay Cost of City Hall Park Improvement if Its. Demand Is Met A SO percent cut In the fees it pays the city for the right to send elevated trains over the Brooklyn Bridge will be presented to the Board of Estimate tomorrow by the B. M. T. in connection with plans for improving the Manhattan plaza of the bridge, it was learned today. If the city will make the cut, which amounts to $45,000 a year, the railroad is prepared to bear the ex pense of relocating its tracks and signal system when the elevated ex tension into City Hall Park is demolished, it has informed Plant and Structures Commissioner Frederick J. H. Kracke. The city will have to pay the cost otherwise. The company's application for a reduction is based on a 75 percent drop in the number of elevated cars passing over the bridge since the present fee was fixed. Under its contract the company pays 10 cents for each car using the bridge, with a stipulated minimum payment of $250 a day. It proposed to continue to pay 10 cents a car but to reduce the minimum to $125 a day. When the original contract was made the company sent upwards of 2,500 cars over the bridge daily. Now it sends less than 1.200. If the city agrees to the reduction, the elimination of the unsightly L terminal which protrudes into City Hall Park will not cost the city one cent of taxpayers money. Otherwise about $200,000 would be required. Stocks Seesaw In Narrow Range Stock prices were alternately up and off today, the swings occurring in fairly rapid alternation. By mid-afternoon industrials and utilities averaged a little more than an eighth higher, while rails gained Vi point. But by 2:30 part of this small advance was again canceled. The swings were indeed, j either way. Silver stocks moved lower on a limit drop of 3 cents an ounce in the metal in Montreal and 3 cents here. American Telephone was strong, rising a maximum of 2Vt points. Currencies of the gold bloc were lower, reflecting devaluation by the Free City of Danzig. Francs lost a point to 6.59 cents and Dutch guilders 12 to 15 points. Sterling was cent higher at $4.84V4. Gold dropped 8 pence in London. Commodities were mainly lower, wheat and corn ruling about 1 cent a bushel lower much of the session. Cotton lost about 40 cents a bale. Import staples were easier. Bonds were a trifle lower. Curb stocks were Irregular. Stock Table on Page 29 Seize British Ship As a Rum Runner New London, Conn., May 2 (A) The United States Coast Guard seized the British vessel Accuracy early today 10 miles southwest of New Bedford, Mass., near the entrance to Buzzard's Bay, and officials said they would investigate a report the vessel was a liquor supply boat. The "Accuracy" was running light and headed for the open sea, Coast Guard officials said. Coast guardsmen said the vessel was overhauled to permit an examination and to inquire into the reason for her presence in Massachusetts waters. In Today's Eagle Pare Amasementi . 26-27 Bridie 1 CImsMM Ad - Comics -7 Death Notices .... . " Dr. Brady 1 Editorial 2" Financial ... .. 28-S1 Guild Newj . . 11 Helen Worth 2 Lost and Found. Personal 4 Movlet 88-27 Novel 1 Radio 82 Real Estate .11 School Contest News . 14 HhiD News SI Society , 21 Snorts 22-2(1 Theater . 18-27 Woman's Pate . It M'Donald Warns Hitler of United Tri-Power Front AWAITS HEIR Mrs. John Jacob Astor, the former Ellen Tuck French, who is expecting the birth of a child this Summer. She has reserved a suite in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, it was learned at the Institution today. Cash Bonus Bid . v Made in Sennte V Vinson Full Payment Bill Offered as Substitute for Compromise Plan Washington, May 2 (JP) The cash bonus issue was placed squarely be fore the Senate today, as debate opened on the Harrison compromise bill, when Senator Clark (D., Mo.) offered the Vinson full payment measure as a substitute. The Missouri Senator, a veteran offered the Vinson bill without a word of comment, but he told news papermen he believed it would get enough votes to take the place of the Harrison substitute. Under the Vinson bill, defeated in the House by a narrow margin by the inflationary Patman bill, veterans could Immediately cash their bonus certificates for the full face value. Its cost has .been estimated at more than either of the two other leading proposals. Harrison's compromise would move the issuance date of the certificates back to the end of the war and cash their current redemption value. In the average case that would be $770 instead of $1,000. Senator Thomas (D., Okla.) or Senator Connally (D., Tex.) was expected to offer the Patman bill, which ptesed the House, as a third alternative. It would pay the certificates in full out of new currency, while the Vinson bill would provide for payment as any other Treasury obligation is paid, out of existing money. Plea of 3 Children Aids Newsie Mother Evelyn Abrahamson, of 180 Crystal St., and her brothers, Irving, 16, and Eddie, 14, got as far as the Mayor's secretary today with a plea for help in behaif of their mother, Mrs. Molly Abrahamson, fined $10 and sent to jail for two days, for running a news-stand without a license at 629 Fulton St. The children were advised to continue operating their stand, but within stoopline If the building owner approves. EDWARDS PLEA REJECTED Harrisburg, Pa., May 2 (IP) The Pardon Board today refused to recommend that Robert Allen Edwards, "American Tragedy" slayer, be saved from the electric chair. Husband Is Given 55 Years To Pay $1,440 Back Alimony Henry Herman Junge, who has just landed in his old position of paper handler with a printing and binding concern, after being on the relief rolls for months, was today given 55 years and 20 weeks to pay up the $1,440 alimony arrears he lowes his wife, Mrs. Augusta Doro thy Junge, at the rate ot so cents per week. The decision was made by Justice Philip A. Brennan in matrimonial branch of Supreme Court. Junge is 35 now and he will be 90 (if he lives that long) by tho time he makes his last payment on the arrears. Moreover, Justice Brennan, while England, France, Italy Set for Common Foe, He Tells House While Goering Holds Reich Air Unit Equals Best Copyright, 1935. by the Associated Press London, May 2 Prime Minister MacDonald told a packed House of Commons today that Great Britain was determined to maintain a common front with France and Italy, stating "it would be a great calamity if there were any weakening or deterioration in the confidence which exists between France, Italy and ourselves." Reviewing the recent attempts to keep Europe peaceful, the Prime Minister stated: "It is greatly to be deplored that at that moment the German Government announced its intention to impose conscription and to take immediate steps to raise its peace strength to 550,000 men, as well as to create a military air force." He pointed out that the Anglo-French communique of Feb. 3 had contemplated "a freely negotiated armaments pact with Germany and other Powers to take the place of the military clauses of the Versailles Treaty." "If that could have been done successfully," said MacDonald, "the greater part of our immediate Euro pean dangers would have disap peared." Voices His Surprise "I must express surprise that this moment has been chosen by Germany to announce a shipbuilding program, especially the building of submarines. Affirming a common front with Italy and France, the Prime Minister asked: "Will not Germany now come home and show her readiness to help restore the International confidence so rudely shaken by her recent independent action?" The Prime Minister denied re-Continued on Page 17 30 Years to Life For Killing Cop A sentence of 30 years to life was imposed today by Judge George Dunnellan in General Sessions, Man hattan, upon Ralph De Lllio, 28, of 238 E. 112th St., Manhattan, who was convicted on April 22 of murder in the second degree to which he pleaded guilty in connection with the killing on May 4, 1934, of Patrolman Arthur Rasmussen, 31, of the Oak Street Station. Rasmussen was shot through the heart while he was given chase to four men who had just held up and robbed of $125 the grocery store operated by the Mangino Bros., at 81 Oliver St., Manhattan. Eugene Giovanni of 3434 Irving St., the Bronx, is awaiting trial on the same charge. Overturned Taxi Kills Woman, 44 Rose Samonoff, 44, of 226 Dumont Ave., was killed about 11 a.m. today, when she was pinned beneath a taxi that had been tossed up on the sidewalk after a collision with a truck at Rockaway and Dumont Aves. . Police said the taxi was operated by Isador Remsen of 450 Bristol St., and that Murray Leltzman oi 4(u t. 93d St., drove the truck. No arrests were made. ENDS LIFE WITH GUN Alfonso Lambrosa, 54, of 805 Church Ave. was found dead in the office of the Brooklyn Macaroni Company, 19 Richards St., tins afternoon. He had snot nimsen in the head, police said. Lambrosa was head of the firm. SHIP IS WRECKED Sydney. N. S May 2 UP) Torn by iaKBed rocks, the Norwegian freight er Jan was a total loss today after grounding on the Cape Breton coast in a grim game of hide-and-seek with ice floes in a blinding fog. "granting" the wife's demand to punish her husband for contempt, likewise granted Junge's motion to reduce the alimony. In May, 1925, she got a separation decree and an award of $10 a week alimony. Justice Brennan cut it idown to $4.50 a week, not including the arrears. Junge told the court that his marriage, which took place Thanksgiving Eve, 1922, lasted less than a week and that Augusta, who is seven years older than he, insisted on being a wife In name only, refusing to have children. She has had a Job ever since they parted, he said, and her position is "ten times better than mine." Cheap Homes For 10,000 Planned Here $25,000,000 Project Gets Roosevelt O.K. Site Kept a Secret Eatle Bureau, National Prtu Building. By CLINTON L. MOSHER Washington, May 2 A mammoth housing project to cost more than $25,000,000 and to provide low cost homes for 10,000 persons is planned for Brooklyn, The Eagle learned today. Tenement House Commissioner Langdon W. Post spent some time this afternoon discussing this and three other housing proposals for New York City with Col. Horatio B. Hackett, general manager of the Public Works Emergency Housing Corporation. Commissioner Post and his associates are maintaining the strictest secrecy in regard to the exact location for the new housing in order to prevent real estate prices from skyrocketing. It was learned, however, that the Brooklyn project will be partly on land now occupied by inferior housing and partly on vacant land, which would indicate the selection of a site in the outlying sections. This intended construction oi low cost apartment houses in Brooklyn will dwarf the Williamsburg project for which the land has already been secured. The Williamsburg apartments will accommodate 7,000 persons. Plans Satisfy Roosevelt. The four developments on which immediate action is planned are part of a $1,506,000,000 program for low cost housing of all types. Post Continued on Page 2 Police Here Act On Crater Clue 2 Go to Providence to Check and Seek Link to Armored Car Loot Two detectives left for Providence today to confer with the authorities there as to the possibility that members of the so-called crime syndicate may have had some connection with both the $427,000 Rubel armored car holdup in Brooklyn and the disappearance of Supreme Court Justice Joseph F. Crater, it was announced at Manhattan police headquarters. Assistant Chief Inspector John J. Sullivan, who started the detectives on their way, said that up to now he has no information from Providence that links the gang with either crime. It also developed that Postal Inspector Frank Shea, who yesterday aided in the capture of John (Sonny) McGlone. described as the last member of the syndicate operating from the Warwick, R I., base, is of the opinion that members of the gang may have had something to do with the Brooklyn holdup. McGlone who gave his address as 343 W. 27th St., Manhattan, was arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Cotter and held without bail pending extradition proceedings. He is wanted in Fall River in connection with a mail robbery. The detectives also will visit the house at Warwick for possibl clues to other recent local crimes. Twins Give Pain To Print Expert Twins caused consternation in West Side Court, Manhattan, today, and for a few minutes William Murphy, the fingerprint expert, was on the verge of admitting he'd have to toss his science into the nearest vacant lot. Murphy's dilemma came when he found he had taken two prints exactly alike. Later Edward Mansfield, a carbon copy of his brother, Thomas, volunteered the information the clerk had taken his prints twice. Even the cop who took the brothers to court after a row growing out of an auto mishap said he couldn't tell them apart. Magistrate Katz fined them $10 each. The brothers gave their address as 338 W. 93d St., Manhattan. They are 23. Move to Extradite Instill From Canada Washington, May 2 (P) Attorney General Cummings today said the Justice Department had asked the State Department to procdeed with extradition from Canada of Martin Insull wanted at Chicago for trial with his brother, Samuel Insull, and associates. Jamaica Results I'IRST RACK -Won by C'Urk'iUlf, 1-1 J-9. out; nennd, Nlfhtc, 1-1, 4-9; third Irk 1 hutch. 3-1, Here IP1 JlKP) iff 1 it v vT vV 1st) M A TO Wide World Photo Mrs. Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, German wife of the son of the Philadelphia brewer, as she arrived on the Washington today with her lour children, Emma, 6l2; Alfred, iy2; Erwln, 13 months, and Minna, 5y2 years. BergdoWs Wife Here To Plead for Pardon Draft Dodger's Mate Must Depend on -Mercy of Roosevelt as Justice Department Will He-fuse to Grant Any Clemency Mrs. Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, war bride of America's most notorious draft dodger, came to New York today in the liner Washington as an ambassador to Bergdoll's native land, a Portia who will plead with the Government and with President Roosevelt, himself, if possible, to pardon her slacker husband. It appeared, in fact, that she would be forced to ask the mercy of the President, for Attorney General Cummings, informed in Washington that Mrs. Bergdoll had landed, declared bluntly that her husband would get "no clemency from the Department of Justice." Pointing out that Bergdoll had been convicted by a court-martial and that two Indictments are pending against him in Pennsylvania. Mr. Cummings said the question of a pardon would be one for the War Department and the President. Children With Her Knowing nothing of the Attorney General's attitude, Mrs. Bergdoll declared her husband has suffered enough. "Fifteen years of exile is punishment enough yes, too much," she said. "We want to bring up the children as Americans. This we cannot do if my husband cannot come home." The children were with her four of them Alfred, 714 years old; Em- Oontinued on Page 3 Bandits Get $20,000 From Bank Clerks Boston, May 2 (P) Two Weymouth Trust Company messengers today were robbed of $20,000 on the Old Colony Boulevard in the Dorchester section of Boston. Police reported that four or five men, armed with machine, guns and revolvers, forcxd the bank messengers' car to tne side of the road and seized the money. Braddock Quits Jersey Relief Job To Take on Max Baer for $40,000 Not long ago a well-muscled young American who with his two fists had slugged himself out of many a touch spot came up against something that broke his heart. The man was James J. Braddock, contender for Mavie Baer's crown, and the opponent was poverty, a giant that beat him to the punch every time. A wife and three chaldren waited anxiously as their provided battled and finally came the knockout that sent a fallen gladiator to the Gov to Seek Citizenship ll ? . D 1 17 1 uuy a uuuv i uuiiu In Hunt for Trio Elizabeth, N. J May 2 (A) The body of a small boy, found in the Elizabeth River here this afternoon, was believed to be one of the three missing from home since Friday. Dodger-Giant Game Postponed by Rain No major league baseball will be played today, rain causing the postponement of the third and last game of the series between the Dodgers and the Giants scheduled for Eb-bets Field. The contest between the Phillies and the Braves at Boston and the Tigers-Browns game at St. Louis, tiie only other major league engagements scheduled for today, had been postponed earlier. The future date for the playing of the Dodgers-Giants game has not been set. Earhart Plans Hop, Mexico to New York Mexico, D. P., May 2 Wj Amelia Earhart, American flier, was expected to take off at 1 p.m. today (3 p.m. E. D. T.) on an attempt to fly non-stop to New York. MRS. M'ADOO COMFORTABLE Los AiiReles, May 2 Mrs. Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, daughter ol the late President Woodrow Wilson and former wife of Senator William Gibbs McAdoo, was resting comfortably today at the Good Samaritan Haspital where she underwent an abdominal operation Tuesday. ernment relief agency in North Bergen, N. J. And he became case number 2.796 who neoded food for him family and money for the rent. Later on Braddock was put to work with ax and spade in the parks. Then in March a break came. Braddock wont into the ring auamst Art Lasky and pounded out a decision. Now he is training hard for his encounter with Baer on June 13. And if the Long Island Bowl draws the crowd they expect Braddock will receive about' $40,000 tut his end. Should he manage to up Judge Scoffs At Bail Racket Mountain Out of Molehill, He Tells Grand Jury 29 Are Indicted County Judge George W. Martin described the bail bond probe today as a mountain out of a molehill and told the retiring March grand jury the indictments referred to as being connected with a racket have been in the main against ignorant people. Judge Martin then dismissed the jury which today had handed up 43 indictments charging 29 persons with perjury. This final batch brings the total number of indictments in the bail bond drive up to 67. Forty-three defendants have been named. No Proof of City Loss "There is no instance where the city has lost any money in any of these cases," Judge Martin said. "We have cycles of these investigations of alleged crimes. This hysteria continued on Page 2 Constitution Foes Cut Manila Wires Manila, May 2 (Philippine constabulary detachments were dispatched tonight to points north and south of Manila, where telephone and telegraph wires were cut, as-sertedly by opponents of ratification of the constitution of the proposed commonwealth government. Manuel Quezon, president of the Philippine Senate, announced in this city today that there is no cause for anxiety as he believes the Philippine situation is well under control. Chaliapin Rushed To Paris Hospital Paris, May 2 P) Feodor Chaliapin, the noted basso, who is suffering from grippe and bronchitis, was rushed to the American Hospital today from Le Havre by ambulance alter a physician found his condition worse. set the dope and lay a haymaker on Max's jaw untold riches await him. Case number 2.796 has caused a rift betwee nMayor Reich ot North Bergen and former Relief Director Harry Buesser. the latter saying that relief for Braddock stopped in March. The Mayor said the fighter is still on relief. Then again the family insists any aid they received came as the results of Braridock's labors in the parks. Anyway the Mayor intends to be present at the fight a dnhopes Juu will tear the head off Baer. Sees Politics Dominating U. S. Banks Wants Drastic Changes in Lahor Bill and Calls for Voluntary NRA Washington, May 2 (TP) Resolutions strongly attacking virtually every phase of the New Deal's legislative program were adopted today by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. it voted That the holding company legislation should "superimpose" no Federal body over State commissions; That the proposed Federal Reserve legislation would five rise to political domination of the country's banking system: That NRA should be purely voluntary; That the Wagner Labor bill should be drastically changed For the first time in the recollection of old attendants at the conventions speakers from the floor asked changes in resolutions, apparently in the direction of making them even stronger. Harper Sibley, a Rochester banker, described by his associates as somewhat critical of New Deal policies, was selected as the new president of the chamber. Sibley and President Roosevelt were described as personal friends, however. President to Confer Amid signs of antagonism between the White House and the Chamber, Mr. Roosevelt by request, arranged a conference for late today with the Government's Business Advisory Council. It is a group of business men organized by the Administration to advise on business affairs. There was no evidence of any communication between the President and to conventit;i and there was every Indies won of indifference by the White House toward the meeting. The Chamber officials Invited Mr. Roosevelt to talk to them but he said he had nothing further to say after his radio address Sunday night. The White House said the Cham-Continued on Pafe 28 24,500 Await Auto Armistice Detroit, May 2 Strikes or shut-downs resulting from them to day had reached into eight cities and rendered idle an estimated 20,-500 workers as government and la bor representatives met here to dis cuss a basis for negotiating a settlement. Most of the idle were employes of General Motors Corporation subsidiary plants and most of them were idle because nlnnts hnrt h.r closed owing to a shortage of parte ior normal proauction. The Chevrolet and Fisher Body blants in St. Louis WPffl erillf rinit'T today by what officials termed a shortage of parts, and more than 4,000 workers were thrown out of employment. Francis J. Dillon. Amprli-an Port. eration of Labor organizer in the industry, returned from Washington tCXlaV tO diSPUSS With Vrlujorrt TH McGrady, assistant labor secretary,' uie reuerauons proposal s lor peace with the General Motors management. It was a strike of A. F. of L. members in the Toledo Chevrolet Motor Co. plant a week ago that Continued on Page 2 Asks $50,000 Balm From Contractor Application was made today be fore Supreme Court Justice Meier Steinbrink in SDecial Term ca. for the right to take an inquest in an action of $50 ooo fnr hrpnrh nf contract brought by MLss Nellie tsaiaaino, 8, oi 9820 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, against James Gallo. a sewer contractor nf lfifl-H State St.. Flushing. Miss Saladino alleged that Gallo promised her a house worth $25,000 and support for the rest of her lifp In 192ft whnn ch agreed to settle out of court a breach oi promise action, but did not keep his word. Decision was reserved. Tonight's HOY SCOUT NIGHT at the Junior Fair Everyone Welrome Dctaila on Page li

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