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M2 BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1935 RcliefMaiiBuys Autos and Furs In His Dual Job Brokr, Hp Slept in Iron Shop Years Ago Got SI.) Park Post, Rises Continued from Page 1 week as .i genera! superintendent. The brother-in-law only stayed with the department about a month, leavtru; to go to his sheet-metal shop in Greenpotnt. th witness testified. In June, son Harry got on the payroll at $33 a week, in charge of playground apparatus. The elder Weiss said he was "responsible" for i Harry getting the job. Son-in-Law Also Lands The senior Weiss' employment included vise of equipment at his ironmonger's shop. 320 E. 63d St., Manhattan, and in May. 1934, through Sam Peafin. a son-in-law, he submitted bids for the use in the parks of acetylene welding outfits at $25.60 a day. Rentals on this continued through October, with Peafin receiving $7,794. At the investigation by Commissioner of Accounts Blanshard, Stry-ker revealed, Weiss said that "the t orders were made out in Peafin's , name because I could not be on relief and be a contractor at the same time." Used Broker as Dummy Through another dummy, an insurance broker named Kieby, he rented welding equipment to the Park Department from June to October for about $1,480, Weiss said. Weiss himself won additional contracts in his own name, totaling $17,062.47 from April to September of last year, he testified. Up to this time, his financial progress was comparatively slow. On Oct. 4, however, he resigned as a works division employe and went after big money. In a week or so the Park Department requisitioned use of his shop, Including himself as superintendent and welder, at $1,695 a month. This continued until March of this year. Played Other Cards After his shop was "knocked off" on March 31. Weiss continued to submit bids for rental of welding equipment, one in the name of Max Kellman, son-in-law, and one in the name of son Harry. "I knew they struck me off the list, so I had my son bid, and In case they wouldn't let him bid because he was my son, I had my son-in-law." Weiss testified. Weiss' total bill to the city, he testified, was around $48,000 for a year. He did not get this in cash, discounting the orders for that amount at $39,000 with loan companies. Bills Held Tip Mr. Blanshard. who took the tsand next, revealed that the city has never paid these claims, lnce he reported to the Finance Department and the Park Department that he believed Weiss to have been "overcharging" the city. Evidence led us to doubt the bona fide nature of his transactions from April, 1934, to January, 1935." Mr. Blanshard said. The Commissioner of Accounts pointed out that the equipment for whose use Weiss had billed the city $48,000 was Itself valued at only $14,-000, and that Purchase Commissioner Forbes has questioned the validity of the whole claim on the ground that the agreement should have been between Weiss and the Department of Purchase or the Sinking Fund Commission, and not the Park Department. Value of Probe Hit Commissione rlBanshard then took his fling at the whole relief Inquiry. "I fear the total effect on the man in the street has been to divert attention from human agony to less essential items." he said. "The ugly fact is that for a family of five the relief allowance Is $12 64 a week." "Can a family live on $12.64 a week," declaimed the commissioner, who was a Socialist before he was a Fusionist, "I say it can t be done. I ask the committee to direct attention to this problem and to prove that unemployment needs more, not less relief. "This city is one of the richest In the history of the world. In night clubs and other places we find ridiculous and gaudy exhibitions of surplus wealth " Alderman Joseph E. Kinsley, presiding In the absence of President Deutsch, pointed out that, if the city was able to eliminate the $24,000,000 worth of relief chiseling estimated by Welfare Commissioner Hodson, it might increase allowances. OiMJUiNCfcMKNTS mm! and tound 10 BANKBOOK Lost No. 20325 of ih Cl'v Savings Bank of. Brooklyn; ptivnient iis been stopped Plpase return to rhp ban ftt. 6633 Bay Parkway. BANKBOOK- Lnst: No. 1173(10 nf Kings County Savings Bank; iiaymptit hd. been stopped Please nurn to the bank at 135 Broadway. BANKBOOK Lost. No. 13:4.4 Bushwu-k Savings Bank If found return to bunk Any claims mu,t be filed within 1 wcpk. BANKBOOK Lost- No 125. lis? Bushwlck Savings Bank If found return to bank Any clLtma must De filed wtthln 1 weeK. BANKBOOK-LosT No 135158. Bushwlck Savings Bank; if found return to bank, any claims must be filed within one week. BANKBOOK Lost No 108 498. Bushwlck Savings Bank. If found return to bank. Any claims must be filed wtthln 1 week. BoCl Lost; Boston bull puppy; male; black body, vhlte hesd, black ears; answers nrneBill NEvlns B-70HB DOG Lost; Ocean Ave. between Avenues K and L small female, about 4 pounds, long gray hmr. parts down middle of back tun he;id iei;v ' J:,riy " Liberal reward BUckmmster 2-0473 DOG Ltst. police ana spitz; tray, with tan and white margins', male, answers nam'' K-:dnv Licer-.e B-K'V,:8 reward INnersni 4in JXK ''-' a! Pnr Jflleron. L. 1 . rail-. rnarl 'i'!'ih Miiv 4. one while Suit? fe- niirc n .tmw' ;o name VDnia e. wurf '.,'i:y R;,:lu.i.v Emmi'M Agency. KFVR -Los'; one bunch of keys on Argvle ItPKl nnn'hr.M'r fttmrl Btlri Pit- run1. A','' :, ,irr l;ihone BUckmitl-llf.' ;.W", I'D Aicvle Road HAM'F I ' ',. .un 'ontHlning In-suri: .' "'her ui'T papers c!o'h Int n- son ;.uh:is WrW V 'Ctl I" ' .! h"f rnld hlnr . .. i ,n1 ;f? ,'v nf Vii ".a ni ,v 8'ia;j. . Mc rn;;'nr. Tupk'pi' 0 reward c . ; RM-fKlvn Ee and K.tr Hutpllai. billing 3-bbOO. Tells Success Story Adolph Weiss of 3947 50th St., Woodside, as he told the Aldermanic Committee investigating relief about his rise to financial success. Knauth Enlists Help Of Rich Without Pay Volunteers Aid in Solving Relief Muddle, He Says One Sifts Plans in Other Cities at Own Expense-Broker Gets $4,500 Post Well-to-do acquaintances of Oswald W. Knauth, executive director of the ERB, have volunteered their services to help the city out of its relief muddle and are at work without pay on special investigations and research, it was re- i vealeri t.ndav hv Mr. Knauth. ; The revelation came when the new relief director stated that he had taken into serious consideration the relief plan offered by Joseph Goldsmith, president of the Council of Real Estate Associations of New York, which would provide for the drafting of boards in every section of the city to pass on applicants for relief. Works Without Pay "I have commissioned a very rich, very intelligent investigator to tour other cities and find how the plan is working there," Mr. Knauth said. "I can't tell you his name, but he is working without pay. He is not the only one working in such fashion. I i am making use of every contact I j can. Including personal friends." I Mr. Knauth denied earlier reports of a rift with Mayor LaGuardia j over the proposed Lyons bill which would provide all relief executives must have resided in New York for I at least six months, phew of Mr. Gaffney. presided at "My only objection to the bill as tne mass and Save the final absolu-lt now stands," he said, "is that it i tlon- Tne Rev- Ambrose Dunnigan; would force me -to renlace suc-er-! visors and department heads faster than good Judgment, from an or- ganization point of view, allows. 1 1 Rev Sylvester E. McNamara and the think we could manage it all right ' subdeacon. the Rev. Herbert P. if the bill were not to go into ef-1 Redmond- The master of ceremo-fect until July 1, and then with the nies was the Rev- William F. Dono-provision that exceptions be made i hue A50 ln the sanctuary were the for those who cannot be replaced by native New Yorkers." Broker Gets $4,500 Post The director announced the appointment of Theodore S. Farrelly, insurance broker, as his assistant at a salary of $4,500. Mr. Farrelly lives at 520 W. 122d St., Manhattan, and I is president of Farrelly & Co. of 116 , John St. ' Speaking this afternoon before the New York City League of Women Voters at the Studio Club, 210 E. 77th St., Manhattan, Mr. Knauth denied reports the city would not be prepared to receive ! its share of the forthcoming Fed- j eral allotment of $4,880,000,000 for wrk relief. I "We have more than 200.000 per-1 sons on our relief rolls qualified for , various occupations," he declared. J "By June 1. the earliest date lor ; receipt of the allotment, we expect to have 215.000 persons qualified." ! . j Rpli'pf in OnnnHao-a I was rendered by the Fire Depart-iveiiei in uuuuudgd jment Glee Club Mrs WaLsn nad TTinrrpe nn T ,1 tenxov bem a member of the downtown , n ,T I u y i parish for more than 40 years. Syracuse. May 7 VP.-Four hun- J Son celebrates Mass dred in Onondago County must j The celebrant of the mass was learn to write their names instead the Rev. John B. Walsh, O. P., a son of the traditional "X" of illerates of tne 'deceased; the deacon was the , , , . . . Rev. Patrick M. Walsh. O. P., an- antl 1.200 others must improve their olner Jn the sanctuary scrawl into something legible If they were the Rt. Rev. Mons. Thomas want 10 continue daawing TERA j F. O'Briem, pastor of the Church pay, officers of the Consolidated i of Our Lady of Victory; the Work Bureau here announced to- j Ftev. Ambrose Dunnigan and a daw number of priests, members of Inability of these persons to sign ttle Dominican Order. In the their. pav checks lias been a source bod' nf Ulp church were many of trouble " aid Clarence L. Hewitt, n,ms of the Order of the Cenacle, director of Adult Education. He has of nich Madame M. .Walsh, a orcanizeri in classes to teach per- daughter of Mrs. Walsh, Is a mem-sons lo '.'. i.'c the names and ad- '5pr- dre.sses. Mrs- ,Valsn Is survived by her husband, the two priests and the . , I nun, Michael F. Walsh, District I 1 IC'kpocketS Jaik'd; 'Deputy of the Knights of Columbus; r is a) j e Une On liOme Keliet Two Ni-Kioc finv Klis W of 330 Hudson Ave . and Hardy Lewis, 27, of 408 A1U" Square, were given indeterminate cntences, not to ex- coed two years, -v. the workhouse by Magistrate Malbin m Gates Avenue Court today on a charge of disor derly conduct. Thi-v were arrested on a subway tram as they were , Fred Sullivan, 22, archeologist ol rilling the pockets of a sleeping pas- the same address, were arraigned to-senger. Both have past convictions ' day ln the theft of $10,000 worth of for the same offense. rwelry from J. Starr Anderson, Ellis has been receiving home re-, broker. The pair were trapped by lie f money, police said. Magistrate detectives disguised as an insur-Malbin expressed indignation that, a mice man and a taxi driver, mm with a record as a pickpocket Macken Is charged with taklnij should be getting home relief and 'lie jewels from Andersons apart-hen imposed the most severe sen- mem in 108 E. 38th 8t Manhat-tenre possible under the law on both tan, Friday. Sullivan Is charged men. I with receiving tolen property. Eagle Stall Photo Kinsmen Officiate At Gaffnev and Walsh Funerals Bishop Molloy and Several Priests Take Part in Rites at Same Church A requiem mass was held this morning at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, Sydney Place, for John Gaffney. who died at his home, 251 Clinton St., on May 4. He was born In Roscommon, Ireland. 73 years ago and came to Brooklyn with his parents at an early age. Bishop Thomas E. Molloy. a ne PHhtor 01 cnp cnurcn ana a cousin of the deceased, was the celebrant of the mars. The deacon was the IVCV- rjmrew r. unuuy, pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Refuge; the Rt. Rev. Mons. William J. McKenna, visiting general of the religious communities in the diocese; the Rev. James F. Kelly of our Lady of Refuge Church, and tne Rev. Daniel Halloran of Fishers island. Mr Gaffney was a retired mer- chant, and lived In the downtown section of the borough most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Cooney Gaffney; a son, Thomas J., and a daughter, Rose A. Gaffney. Interment was ln Holy Cross Cemetery. Preceding the Gaffney services a requiem mass was held at the church for Mrs. Mary A. Walsh of 99 Joralemon 8t.. wife of Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Walsh. Mrs. Walsh died suddenly last Saturday while kneeling ln prayer in St. Charles Borromeo's Church. Many members of the Fire Department attended the mass, and the music jerrmian a. waisn ana juspn r. (Walsh, who Is past grand knight of ! the K. of C. The burial was in Holy j C,ms Cemetery. lf ,, . m, e. j 1 WO rielCI 111 llieit Of $10,000 Jewels F.dward Macken, 21, a bus boy, of 104 W. 44th St., Manhattan, and Air Liner Had 30 Gallons of Fuel at Crash Contradicts Remark of Dying Pilot Who Said Plane Had No Gasoline Macon, Mo May 7 (Ky As another death today brought to five those killed as a result of the TWA airliner crash near Atlanta, Mo, yesterday, among them being Senator Bronson Cutting of New Mexico, testimony at the inquest revolved about the plane's fuel supply. Some 30 gallons of gasoline were left after the plane came down, despite the remark of the dying pilot, Harvey Bolton, that he "ran out of gasoline." Paul E. Rlchter Jr, vioe president of the air company, said he could not say whether such an amount would have kept the dual-motored plane aloft. A company statement issued later expressed the belief that the low gasoline supply causeo the pilot to seek a "precautionary landing." .Honeymooner Dies The latest fatality as a result oi the crash was Mrs. Wlllam Kaplan, Hollywood honeymooner, who died in a hospital this morning as a result of her injuries. Her husband, a film studio executive, is alive with a broken leg. Two other passengers in the plane were described as being still in a critical condition Paul Wing, of Hollywood, and C. B. Drew, of Santa Monica, Cal who was given a blood transfusion today. Mrs. Dora Metz-ger, of Port Washington, L. I., was among the Injured, suffering a broken right leg and cuts. Passengers Asleep Whatever the cause of the crash, experts agreed Pilot Bolton must have lived through an "aeronautical hell" during the time he was seeking an emergency field in the face .of the blinding fog and the knowledge that his gasoline supply was running low. "Please adjust your safety belts" flashed the illuminated sign to the 11 passengers, many of whom were asleep, unaware of the troubles of the crew. This was followed by the co-pilot's verbal warning to "buckle your belts tight." Then came the crash in a muddy pasture. Political Consequences Washington, May 7 (P) The political consequences of the death of Senator Cutting were pondered ln the capital today. It appeared that the liberal Republican's death might add to the overwhelming Democratic majority in the Senate. Gov. Clyde Tlngley of New Mexico, who will appoint his successor, is a Democrat. Cutting was opposed by Roosevelt leaders ln his race for re-election last Fall but was declared the winner by a narrow margin over Dennis Chavez, a former Congressman. Friends of the Senator wondered today if Chavez, who contested the election, might be chosen by Governor Tingley as his successor. LaGuardia Gets Big Relief Post Continued from Page 1 strengthened today as Frank C. Walker, head of the National Emergency Council, named Charles J. Hardy, New York lawyer, as director of the National Emergency Council for New York State. Slated for Big Posts In Congressional and other quarters the belief is held that the State directors are slated for more Important places in the huge program. Predictions are heard that these officials are to be given the task of co-ordinating the entire Federal relief program through a State council, much as the national board does for the entire country. Hardy, a Columbia Law School graduate who was admitted to the New York Bar in 1887, is general counsel and a director of nine large manufacturing corporations. Lured by the hope of a Job somewhere in the top organizations that will run the works program, 6,675 persons had filled out a blue "personal history statement" today. Most of the applicants were white collar workers. Mayor LaGuardia took the 10:35 a.m. train today for Washington,, where he was to appear later today before the allotment committee. He will confer tomorrow with Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau on the offer of power companies to cut their rates for city service. Mrs. Hilda Johnsen Estate Is $99,402 An estate of $107,633 gross and $99,402 net was left by Mrs. Hilda Johnsen of 381 Court St., who died July 25, 1934, according to a transfer tax appraisal filed today ln Brooklyn Surrogate Court. Bulk of the estate, mostly stocks and bonds, goes to her husband, John, and four children. Sculptor Kills Self as Police, Called by His Neighbors, Wait Special lo The Eagle Sands Point, May 7 The Nassau police today had a mystery on their hands as a result of the suicide of Gregori Damilovltsch, 38, a sculptor, living ln a cottage on the estate of Mrs. K. R. Owen. ; Early last night neighbors called the police, said the man was acting queerly and asked them to Investigate. Lt, William Borer and Patrolman John Hooper went to the cottage and asked him to come out. Damllovltsch, according to the officers, said he would be out in Cutting Rites To Be Attended By 9 Senators 4 Representatives Also to Mourn at Bier of Air Crash Victim The body of United States Senator Bronson M. Cutting of New Mexico, killed with four others in the crash of an air liner near Atlanta. Mo., will be brought to Manhattan tomorrow morning, It was said at Mr. Cutting's office ln Washington. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, according to the secretary to Senator Cutting's mother, Mr?. W. Bayard Cutting. Mrs. Cutting is still in the capital, it was sam at ner town house, 24 E. 72d St., Manhattan. It was said that the services mav be held either ln Manhattan or at the Emanuel Protestant Episcopal Churcn. Great River, L. I., with burial ln the church graveyard. Senator Cutting has been re-elected warden of the church every year since he left for the West, and he always attended services when on a visit to his mother at the Oakdale estate. The Rev. A. W. Carrington is vne pastor. Another report was that th'e funeral might be held in Washington. The services will be attended by members of Congress, including a Senate committee composed of Senators. Hatch, Robinson, McNary. BoraK Norris, Johnson, Wheeler, Wagr t and LaFollette, and a House comrrittee comprised of Representatives bempsey, Blanton, Maas and Pluml(y. Off to Meet Sister While Senator Cutting's body was being brought here, Miss Bertha Scherer of 372 Shore Road, Port Washington, was traveling to Missouri to meet her sister, Mrs. Dora Metzger, a passenger on the ill-fated plane. Mrs. Metzger, who lived with her sister at the Port Washington home, suffered a broken leg 'in the crash. Her daughter suffered a leg fracture. Miss Scherer, who is superintendent of Doctor's Hospital, Port Washington, took a train bound for Columbus, Ohio, from where she plans to board a plane for Macon, Mo., there she Intends to nurse the child back to health and then return with her sister and her baby to Port Washington. Mrs. Metzger was returning from a trip to Los Angeles, where she went to recuperate from a nervous breakdown that followed the suicide of her husband, Louis, in their former home at 102-30 135th St., Richmond Hill, on Sept. 10 last. The Senator's mother had spent the weekend at Westbrook, her beautiful country estate located on the west bank of Great River at Oakdale, leaving Sunday for Washington with the intention of meeting her son upon his planned arrival there yesterday. Senator Cutting's death was the principal topic of conversation in Oakdale yesterday and today, though only a few of the residents knew the Senator personally. It was at this estate that Senator Cut- j ting was born on June 23, 1888, and , spent his boyhood and later his Summer vacations until physicians ordered him to go West for his health in 1911. Several residents ln the Wect-brook and Great River sections recall Senator Cutting's father, W. Bayard Cutting, who died while on a visit to his son shortly after the latter went to New Mexico. The elder Cutting's heart trouble was aggravated by the high altitude during the visit. Mrs. Cutting spends her entire Summers and weekends ln Winter at the Long Island estate, which overlooks the former W. K. Vander-bilt estate, Idlehour, on the opposite bank of Great River. She takes an active interest in women's clubs and Red Cross affairs. Last night the estate was ln darkness except for lights showing in the cottages of the gatekeeper, superintendent and gardeners and in the servants' quarters of the mansion. Police Adonis Quits The Force to Avoid 'Big Loss of Money' Patrolman George Sylvester V. Wandling, the "Police Adonis" who has married three wealthy wives and has twice been commended for po lice bravery, has mvsteriouslv dropped out of the police department. In April, because of his good police record. Wandling was granted a three weeks leave of absence without pay. Last week Capt. Charles P. Moody, of the E. 51st St. station. Manhattan, received from Canada a regulation resignation blank with no further explanation than "that to return now would entail consider able loss of money ln my new busi ness venture. Wandling gave his new address as Red Pine Inn, Brunet Station, Quebec. His resignation was accepted today by Commissioner Valentine. LIBRARIAN A SUICIDE Mrs. Louise Davidson of 1 University Place, Manhattan, smelled gas at 8 o'clock this morning, went to the kitchen and found her friend. Miss Lois Smalley, 31, a secretary in the public library system, lifeless' on the floor. Beside her was a : note which read, "This is the best! way out." minute, but went to the living room and shot himself in the temple with a .22-callber rifle. The police have been unable to locate any relatives of the man. but ; discovered some letters apparently from relatives in Norway. He lived ! alone in the cottage. A native of Norway, he went to Canada as a youth and came to this country early in 1933, going to Detroit. The Owen estate is one of the showplaces here. The body of the sculptor was re- j moved to the Austin Knowlcs morgue, Port Washington. I Police Muss 'Em Up, Strike Chief Charges Leader in Norton's Point Trolley Line Boycott Accuses Cops of Cossack Brutality Bracken Denies It Cossack tactics were attributed to the Coney Island police today by James D'Agostlno, leader in the fight for the abolition of the additional 5-cent fare on the B. M. T.'s Norton Point shuttle trolley, which terminal tn W 37ri Rt. D'Agostlno, chairman of the Citizens' Civic Committee, boycotting the use of the shuttle line, charged that pickets, cab drivers and auto owners aiding in the movement were being handled in a "high-handed and violent" manner by the police. Auto Owners Suffer He said that cab drivers are being arrested on "trumped-up charges" and that auto owners who transport fellow residents to and from the terminals of the line and carry signs on their windshields announcing a "free ride to the station" are being served with summonses for "ob- ' structing the view." The case of Benjamin Rogsaky, 26, a taxi driver of 2830 W. 27th St., is a central point in UAgostinos charge. Rogsaky, according to po lice records at the W. 8th St. station, Coney Island, was arrested for dis orderly conduct and the use of "loud, violent, and profane language to an arresting officer." He was sentenced yesterday to two days in Jail bv Magistrate Eilperin when he couldn't pay a $10 fine. ' ' Charges Frameup According to D'Agostlno the three inspectors and a resident boarded Rogsaky s cab at W. 36th St. and Mermaid Ave. When they reached Stillwell and Mermaid Aves., he said, the resident paid the fare. At this point, D'Agostino said, one of the inspectors asked the driver, "You're a sport, aren't you?" Rogsaky was then asked to show his license. He was reluctant and a rumpus followed which led to the arrest of the cab driver. "We are doing our level best to conduct the campaign against the use of the Norton's Point trolley in a lawful and orderly manner," said D'Agostino, "but the police are trying to make the people violent. "They chase our pickets from their posts at the terminals and interfere with the movement of cars picking up residents who are going to the stations." Deputy Chief Inspector Edward A. Bracken, ln charge of Brooklyn police, denied there had been any Cossack tactics in Coney Island. He said to date 20 summonses have been issued for violations of the motor vehicle law, but all summonses had been given in an orderly fashion. In many cases, he said, there had been complaints from private citizens about conditions that led to the summonses. Ten summonses were issued this morning, Inspector Bracken said, mostly for overcrowding taxis, riding in cabs with the flag up, in violation of the law, and using private cars for taxis, at five cents a ride. B. M. T. officials declined to comment on D'Agostino's charges, saying "it was a matter for the police." Kin of Artist Killed in Fire Continued from Page 1 dumb-waiter shaft in the four-story brick residence ln the Back Bay district, the fire mushroomed up through the house, trapping the sleeping household on the two upper floors. Trapped by Fire John LaValle, 10, and his sisters, Mary and Ellen, were trapped by the upward-rushing flames in their second floor bedrooms. John leaped and landed on a soft bit of lawn, virtually unhurt, but his two sisters, suffering from severe burns by the rapidly spreading flames, were further injured when they leaped. Mary Dolan and Kathleen Cos-tello crept outside their fourth floor windows and clung there desperately while the fire scorched them and choked them with billowing smoke. Bystanders screamed to the pair to maintain their hold, but they at last were forced to drop and were crushed on the pavement below. Gas Kills Woman; Spark Sets Off Blast Discovering the body of Mrs. Ida Pollock, 6Q, in the gas-filled kitchen of her apartment at 200 Marcy Place, the Bronx, at 9 a.m., the superintendent, Richard Glenville, and his brother-in-law, William Bo-der, started to ' open the windows. An unidentified man entered the kitchen and switched on the electric light with the result that a spark from the switch set off a gas explosion that blew out the windows and started a small fire. The man who turned on the light left immediately. STORAGE AT STANDARD RATES Not one unsatisfied claim in over 100 Years B ALCH-PRICE Fulton and Smith Stg. TRiangl FUE runs from the Stillwell Ave. Astor-Duke Fight OverStRegisHotel In Court Once More Liecision neserved on Prior Right of Option Over Chattel Mortgage Attorneys for Vincent Astor and corporations controlled by the Duke family (heirs of Benjamin N. Duke, including the former Doris Duke) appeared before Supreme Court Justice Wasservogel in Manhattan today and argued about the swanky St. Regis Hotel, on which Mr. Astor is preparing to foreclose a $5,000,-000 mortgage, J. M. Richardson Lyeth, attorney for Astor, argued that Astor's agreement giving him the option to purchase the hotel's furniture and furnishings for $100,000 should be enforced. William R. Perkins, counsel for the Durham Holding Company, Hotel St. Regis, Inc., Durham Realty Corporation and Durham Properties Corporation, argued that the furniture and furnishings were worth $1,-250,000, and that they have been pledged to secure a chattel mortgage for $1,219,625. Lyeth argued that the Astor option, which is to go into effect when the foreclosure is carried out, had a prior right over the chattel mortgage. Decision was reserved. Mrs.Wallington Dies; Long 111 Continued from Page 1 Brooklyn Academy of Music when she was 14. Since then she had appeared either as ingenue or as specialty dancer in George White's "Scandals," Ed Wynn's "The Perfect Fool," and Paul Whiteman's movie, "King of Jazz." She toured as a dancer with Gilda Gray for several years and finally became captain of the Rockettes at the Music Hall. Surviving, ln addition to her husband, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Furman of 823 Neck Road. It was her mother's opinion that the dancer's illness was brought on by the strain of her theatrical career. Announcers Give Blood Among those who gave, their blood to help Mrs. Wallington fight the disease were Milton Cross and Charles O'Connor, radio announcers who live in Brooklyn: W. N. Hoffman, boy guide at NBC; Don Reed, vocalist with Xavier Cugat's orchestra, and Mickey Hunt, RCA employe. Cross and O'Connor each gave several transfusions. When she spoke several weeks ago with a reporter over the telephone In her room, Mrs. Wallington said: "I feel a little better tonight. I guess it's because so many persons have made a sacrifice for me." Cleared 2d Time In Contempt Case The Appellate Division today for the second time dismissed findings of County Judge Thomas Downs of Queens that Lorenzo C. Carlino, Long Beach lawyer, was guilty of contempt of court, and erased a fine of $250. Carlino, after trial of a case before Judge Downs, more than a year ago, was held guilty of con tempt and Jailed until he was bailed out. That decision was erased on the ground that Carlino had not been served with the specifications of the contempt charges. Later Judge Downs made an effort to amend the proceedings and made a new finding of guilty and again im posed the fine. Today the high court declared the proceeding could not be corrected ln this manner, and made it clear that we do not condone the conduct of Carlino, which we consider repre hensible. 2 Shorter-Day Bills Vetoed As Premature No Money for Plan to' Aid Prison Guards and Others, Says Lehman Eatle Bureaat Cipitol Building. Albany, May 7 Governor Lehman today declared that New York State Is not yet flnanclall;' prepared to establish an eight-hour day for guards and other uniformed employes ln its prisons. He took that stand in vetoing two bills one would have given the prison workers the shorter day and the other applying the same mandatory regulation to nurses and other employes in State, city and county hospitals. Cost of these moves, to have been effective July 1, 1936, would be nearly $15,000,000 the first year and between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000 annually the Governor said. Admitting the Institutional employes are overworked, the Governor said the situation will be corrected as soon as conditions permit. Hopes to Okay Bills Later "Unfortunately," he added, "the finances of the State do not permit! of the additional commitment in these bills. If next year the finances permit of a change in the hours and working conditions of guards, hospital attendants and other employes I shall be only too glad to recommend it." Concerning the attempt to apply an eight-hour day to workers ln municipal hospitals, the Governor expressed doubt the cities can stand the burden of the extra cost. Governor Lehman signed the Fite-gerald bills making utility corporations responsible for replacement of electric meters more than 2 percent defective and requiring approval by the Public Service Commission before a utility can file a stock reclassification with the Secretary of State. Without comment he vetoed the following measures: The Dooling bill requiring employment of licensed auctioneers for property sales at auction in New York City. The Black bill requiring payment to the State of fines and forfeited ball received on Indian reservations. The Dunnigan bill requiring prop erty owners to install purification systems in connection with swimming pools and artificial lakes on watersheds tributary to municipal water supply systems. Explaining the necessary appro priation is lacking, the Governor vetoed the bill making the State re sponsible for support of any person navmg no settlement in a public welfare district. Two measures strlklni? at racial discrimination in educational and business fields were added to the list of bills approved by the Gov ernor. One is the Welsman bill Insur ing equal nrlvileees to students In schools and colleges wholly or partially supported by public funds regardless of color, race or creed. The other is the Stephens bill which forbids insurance companies to reject an application for a policy or to refuse to issue it after application solely because of the race, religion or color of the applicant. The Governor vetoed two bills and signed a third affecting the removal and compensation of civil service workers. Vetoed were the Byrnes bill, providing civil service workers could be removed only after formal public hearings, and a bill setting up special provisions for removal, transfer and reinstatement of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, marines and volunteer firemen. Signed was the McNaboe bill granting to all civil service emploves, unlawfully removed and later restored to their posts by court order, the right to compensation for the period of their Illegal removal. Reporter Charged With Probe Defi The New York County Grand Jury investigating the policy, vice and bail bond rackets today brought before General Sessions Judge Koe-nig a reporter for the New York American, Martin Moonev, and charged him with refusing" to an-swwer questions regarding specifio places and persons mentioned in a series of articles about the inside of the policy racket. Mooney said that he feared bodily harm if he answered and also expressed the belief that as a newspaper man he was not required to divulge the sources of his information. Judge Koenig said he did not believe these were valid reasons for the reporter's refusal and put the cas ovr until Thursday for the Grand Jury to make a specific complaint with specific questions. I'

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