The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on April 21, 1947 · Page 3
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City Hall Slants By Haroid H. Harris VACCINATIONS START TODAY IN oua taste of vaccinating the city's UTE HOPE MAYOR O'DWYER gets plenty of. rest the next'IT CrUftfil C VV two weeks idling around the cactus on his brother's. U jLhUULj California ranch. For when he returns May 1 he'll iindi another desk-load of municipal Droblems awaiting his at- Four hundred Health Department tention. On top will be the housing situation, followed by rehabilitation of the subway system and the formulation of a labor relations policy for the transit workers. It is also expected that the Mayor will name a new, salaried chairman of the Housing Authority shortly after he gets back so that the housing program may be lined up and ready to roll into action when Edmond Borgia Butler quits. Next will come a study to regrade Civil Service personnel and the proposed consolidation of the Fire, Police and Correction Departments and Public Works with Sanitation toward possible budgetary economies. Upon his return O'Dwyer also will be called on,elfmentary schools. to fill two Maeistrate vacancies slated for Brooklynites, and Dr. weinstein said Jackie Robinson Finds 1st Homer Cured His Jitters in Pleasing Fans BROOKLYN EAGLE, MOM., APR. 21, 1947 By MILT SMITH The adulation of Dodser fens was doctors aided by several hundred beginning to make Jackie Robinson nurses today will start the enorm-'ioge confidence in himself-but he's all right now. pupils. ' Three hours before he hit his first Within about a week all will have : major league homer Jacicie s con-been vaccinated, according to Dr. Uersation was shot through with Israel weinstein, Health commis-idOUbts and feats. sioner. High school students in parochial and public schools will be vaccinated first. After they have He found that fans applauded him for the most trivial things, but he knew they wanted hits. Others Deen immumwa me notion aim WV.H .t him . c.,mhi nrk. nurses wil lturn their attentions to;. rf,m... Th. hit ... . ... too. It all combined to make that high!. ., .. look around for candidates for Commissioner of Turchase ..Ijciwoi enotbTu "When I step up to the p.ate my Director of WNYC, and Deputy Commissioner of Marine and rw toryT.ri set tense and I don't swing Aviation. school In most instances this has reely." he said before he hit the been at least eight vears. homer- I m "" I swing at TNTIMATES OF COUNTY REPUBLICAN LEADER JOHNNY , 'uni'er'thailSO i MxioU to'pleasejhe io!"1 CREWS confide that a Democratic appointee to the Fed- more were vaccinated at pubiic wo Methods Offered eral judgeship vacancy may be held up by the Republican-centers yesterday. j He felt, at the time of the inter- rontrolled Senate until a satisfactory arrangement is made: To spur the rest of the city's view, that there were two way he on the nominees for the three Supreme Court bench jobs population, ionn air rma rueiialCOuiri relieve his anxiety. to be filled this Fall ... It is reported that the late County I rkArtArw.ai initan Crantr KtMlv nan aprppn tn rpi infill is n i j , i ; u . . iKiuviiaia utauii j - -i uciils iu uiuu uin,eu a l jjuiiuc Bta t c t r i ri t 41 1.. JU: 4a n DAIlllhlioan OI-i1 oVA olAnV Tn a t innr Kan lih iinrai Vi"crt t a 1c nr 1 J vm m " " " r. , r ' -nut. that noil .mldn't work Knii ui hoar hr : dv Drivaie DnvRicians. . . " - no new Milan pox caws were re- "I could act as if I didn't give damn, and just wait until I hit ported over the weekend. Of the eight persons known to have contracted the disease two are dead, four are at Cardinal Hayes Con valescent Home in Millbrook, N. Y., and two are "Improving" at Wil-i aid Parker Hospital. bi-partisan indorsement for all three . is some uncertainty among the county Democratic powers' whether they would like to go ahead with the "deal." especially since the voters will he asked next November to set up a new 10th Judicial District in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Republican strongholds. AFTER HOSPITALS COMMISSIONER BERNECKER com-pleted his periodic medical examination of Mayor O'Dwyer the other day, Bill Donoghue, the Mayor's executive secretary, asked the Commissioner to give him the once-over. Donoghue took one look at the wavering needle on the blood pressure gauge and immediately took off on a week's vacation. JUT ANY A CITY HALL WIT had a field day when Councilman Connolly introduced a resolution to change the name of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to the "Hercules Mulligan Tunnel" in honor of a Revolutionary War patriot and pioneer politician. One politico pointed to the fight between Democratic Leader Pat McCarren and Tammany Boss Charlie Murphy, when the cry among the Brooklynites was "the Tammany Tiger shall not cross the bridge." Recalling that Hercules Mulligan was a charter member of the Order of Tammany, this City Hall punster remarked: "They couldn't get the Tammany Tiger across the bridge so now they're going to try and sneak him into . Brooklyn under water via a tunnel." pITY HALL INSIDERS SAY that Mayor O'Dwyer probably w will stay on the sidelines re abolishing the proportional representation system of electing City Councilmen. Private Iv, O'Dwyer is believed to favor the ditching of P. R., de scribed by some politicos as the "great bingo game," but doesn't wish to incur the displeasure of the Liberal and American Labor parties by an open declaration of his views. A LARGE PORTION OF GAMBLING CASES brought before the Special Sessions bench have resulted in acquittals or were otherwise discharged because of lack of evidence Chief Justice George DeLuca maintains this condition is due probably to the "policy of harassment pursued by the Police Department against the gambling element." The jurist has requested an additional court of three justices in Brooklyn, or an extra gambling part to relieve the congestion of cases. I Sunrise fishing station here and thejcrowds can be pretty rough on a ! three men had brought along their 'fellow. I guess they could tear your TWTEMO TO BOROUGH PRESIDENT CASHMORE AND POLICE COMMISSIONER WALLANDER: Isn't it about Comb Suffolk Shore For 2 Anglers After I? Body of 3d Is Found East Moriches, April 21 An air md sea search for two Brooklyn men was scheduled to be resumed today after the body of a third Brooklyn man was found floating in Moriches Bay off Mastic Beach. The body of Nicholas Byrnes, 35, 145 Autumn Ave., was found yester day after a power boat, operated by Ova Becken of Manorvllle, had ammed an overturned rowboat. A police investigation revealed hat Byrnes and two other men had ented a rowboat here to go fish ing. The two other men were Identified is Granville Eglestrom, 38, 470 Cleveland St.. and William Buck, 19, whose address "was given only is Jerome St. While flares were dropped from a Coast Guard plane, crews of Coast 3uard boats and a Brookhaven Town police boat scoured the waters vithout success. Police believe the trio's boat, which had an outboard motor, was overturned by yesterday's rough water. Becken, who said he did not see the overturned boat until it was too late to avoid hittin git, told police it was anchored. The boat was rented from the i because I'm too much involved to dismiss It." "Or, I could get some hits. All I need is a good one to start me."; hat's the method Jackie used. Shortly after his first homer i Mrs. Rachel Robinson, Jackie's j good-looking wife, said "Jackie's i all right now. I never doubted him. ! because I knew he could do it. I know he'll hit In the 300 percent class, I just know he will. Recalls Early Hitting But a shore while before that Jackie said: "I don't know whether can plan this kind of ball or not, (I have confidence, but you really can t tell until you've played it." He believed that he hit rather well In the training camp, but there were no adoring fans around him them. But when I get up to the plate in the park and see horn enthusiastic the crowds are and how eager they are lor me to make good I grow tense. I want to satisfy them. "Maybe the anxiety Is lust per sonal, but anyhow it's there." Jackie doesn't feel that he's a "test case" and that the signing of other Negro ball players depends on how good he is. Refers to Baltimore "I actually believe others will be signed no matter what fcippens to me," ne said He also believes the best wav for anyone, white or Negro, to get into tne Dig leagues is to come up after apprenticeship in the minors. Any other way is "forcing and that is not nealthy A year ago, when he first signed with the Montreal club, Jackie had another worry. He wes afraid that spectators and players would be hostile to him. "It was pretty rough in Baltimore the first time, but that cleared up." So far, spectators appear strongly in his favor during the short time he has been in the majors. "I have to duck the crowd after rh hall oania " VkA in I J itn- r 1 r'H ..' X irVi ('1 ' 7 K rs,mi v fx -t - yx ! zr- . j vi 'Wvs; BORO CHURCH OBSERVES 100TH YEAR OF SERVICE White wool Athletic Sock Ogl Staff photo THE ROBINSON FAMILY Jackie applies the bottle to his son and heir, five-month-old Jack, while his wife, Rachef, keeps a watchful eye on the proceedings. Priest Stabbed at Altar Winning Fight for Life New Orleans, April 21 (U.Rl Stabbed four times during a high mass yesterday, the Rev. James Courtney, S.J., was given "better than an even chance to recover today by doctors at Mercy Hospital. The condition of the 47-year-old Jesuit priest was described as "very good" following a satisfactory night. He was given plasma. Hundreds of persons offered whole blood but physicians said no transfusion appeared necessary. Police questioned Don L. Laurentz of Houston, Tex., sullen former marine, seeking an explanation for the attack. The stocky 27-year-old Laurentz, believed to have arrived in New Orleans four days ago on a merchant ship, only stared at his Questioners. He admitted he was a non-Catholic. Police Lt. Warren B Phillips described him as "a non descript psychopathic case of some sort. own outboard motor. a I time that some regulations were handed down to speed l,P Urjnfprr W Ifl vphirnlar traffic in Brooklyn? DeeD ruts alone Atlantic!! I IIIICI 3 If III Ave. and downtown Borough Hall are ruining too many good tires. The attack occurred during the 11 a.m. services as Father Courtney completed distribution of commu nlon at the altar rail of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. After the last communicant had received communion, Laurentz leaped at the priest, striking him once in the neck, twice in the lace with a pocket knife and then, as Father Courtney turned away from him to protect the Chalice, once more in the back. The priest fell to the floor unconscious. Laurentz leaped over the altar rail, seeking to follow up the assault, but eight men, most of them ushers, beat him away. New Orleans Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel Instructed the Rev Lawrence O'Neill, S.J., president of the Jesuit High School in New Orleans, to rebless the church at S o'clock this morning, lem. "Do you think you could flndjcampaign chairman and Mrs. Bar me an apartment in Brooklyn close rett Andrews, national membership chairman, will report on interviews to Ebbets Fields?" And speaking of Ebbets Field he was reminded of another thing. 'It would be better if the fans would cheer me only when I do with 70 Senators and many Repre sentatives. Chairmen and vice chairmen of something worthwhile, and razn me, the committee for Brooklyn Con-when I pull a boner. I just want to'gresslonal districts will be elected Wage Increases AUSTIN J. TOBIN, executive director of the Port of New; Members cf the New York Tvpo- York Authority, who'll become Mr. Big of the airport graphical Union No. 6 voted yester-development plan, lives at 13 Monroe Place . . . Communists1 10 accept terms of a new con- Association of New York City. Francis Barrett, chairman of the committee, addressing the the for will make a hero out of Henry Wallace during their May Day demonstration , . . Democratic Leader Nat Math, we believe, is the first in the county to make his clubhouse available scale for smallpox immunization . . . When President Aleman of;un'n members in the Livingston. Mexico comes to New York for an official reception May I TS.TS ne 11 ne on ine ro irom a.m. unui ine cany nours ui nie and urKed tne members to vote or next morning, according to State Department itinerary. lis acceptance. The vote of those present was pRANK A. CUNNINGHAM JR., son of the Red Hook Demo-e52ancfor and 211 aaainst "o cratic leader, is a bit shy about a recent gallant perform-; Tne contract is to run for one Rnce. While standing on the Brooklyn Bridge I. R. T. sta-ear effective from April l, 1947, tion, Frank saw a man topple in a faint from the platform !Tn y scale for days will be $90, and land on the track Hearing the rumble of the approach-eprel jug capicoo in iic uictam.c, i lauft juui&u w niv, n sents a 112.50 increase for day pushed the man back to the platform. When helping hands, day workers, $u for night workers took over, Frank boarded the next train and went unas-'and $16.50 for those working the Rumedly about his affairs in the Correction Department. , Iobst" Vick, cont.r!K:t als0 oumcuijf ouuu f provides for 3 weeks vacations with pay. pORMER MAYOR JOSEPH V. McKEE today knows that fame is a fleeting thing. McKee sat unrecognized F0R BROOKLYN veterans through a recent meeting or the Boarn or Estimate, a body nver which he ruled when he was Mayor for a year after the resignation of Jimmy Walker . . . Popular song along political alley is: "Oh, Where are Those Promises of Yesteryear?" Practically every would-be politician is moaning about promises that are not being kept . . . Wonder what's the reason for frequent City Han-pgg visits of local jurist? ... We told. Is you weks ago that O'Dwyer would i reappoint Charles Murphy of Queens j J to full ten-year term as magistrate g . . . Assistant District Attorney js .lone E. Cone of Bay Ridge was in rioted huddle with Bill O' before the latter left for the coast . . .If Those wedding bells are ringing f or f Kid Goodman, son of Deputy Labor I Commissioner Abe J. Goodman ... 1 If you've been having difficulty par-If rahsing your favorite soft drink, If that's because of strike of 500 em-! ployes aganist beverage manufae- j turers, with 15 located in Brooklyn. J "... ' iwc ultra . vi i. .... .. know how to handle the more zeal- P ous fans. , a Family Man Women's Peace Action People seem to forget, lie said.'Group Meets Tomorrow ins a babv In a. hntpi rnnm Dodhai I Women's Action Committee and I have to eat In restaurants lnLaslIng Peace will meet tomorrow at shifts so that one of us is always'2 pm. in the Y. W. C. A., 30 3d Ave., ?oZulT an' W? miX hls!" "Port- of national chair-iormuia on an electric stove on a ., , ,, trunk. men on the annual convention of Despite mixing formulas and the committee, held recently in eating in shift he goes to bed"at Washlngton, D C. p.m., an hour after the five-1 Mrs. Dana Converse Backus, vice months-old babv's last feerilno- Vhoirman nf t.ho national rommil- That adds up to one more prob- tee; Mrs. Raymond Brown, national iat. the meeting, Mrs. Samuel Schind- ler, committee chairman, announced. 3,000 crt Pressmen's Dancaf More than 3,000 person attended, the 3d annual dance and entertain-, ment of the New York Newspaper, Printing Pressman Union, held ak the Hotel St. George. Proceeds wH be used for the benefit of aged and ill members. Herman Swltaer iu ?nrml rhalrman for the event. The week -long celebration of the Josepn T pwyer Is president of the 100th anniversary of the founding! un0n. In 1847 of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Clinton ',, a and Montague Sts., opened yester-, day with the Rt. Rev; James P. De-1 Wolfe. BlshoD of the Dtoreee of; Long Island, as guest preacher at, the 11 o'clock morning services. Bishop De Wolfe reminded a con-, gregation of 600 that filled the; church for the morning service,! which Included confirmation of a class of 20 persons, that while the ! existence of the church for 100 years might seem like a long time to the members it was almost as nothing in the sight of God. Sharing In the service was the Rev. Dr. John Howard Melish, rector of the church for the last 43 I years, and his son, the Rev. Wil liam Howard Melish, assistant rector. Dr. Melish will preach the centennial sermon next Sunday. Choirs of the Unitarian Church of the Saviour, the First Presby terian, Grace, St. Ann's and Holy Trinity Churches participated in the community choir service last night. The celebration continues to night at 8 p.m. with athletic eve'its by children of Holy Trinity in the gymnasium of the Trinity Fraternity Club, adjacent to the church. The parish centennial dinner will be held In the gymnasium Wednes- jday night. GOP Meets to Pick '48 Convention City Kansas City, Mo April 21 (U.B Republicans should know tonight whether their 1948 national convention will be held at Chicago or Philadelphia. The GOP's National Committee meets here today for the first of a two-day session to nick fie conven tion site and study party finances. If unicago already nas announced Its bid for next year's meeting, at i which a Presidential nominee will 1 be named,- and Philadelphia re vealed last night that an official civic group will try to entice the general meeting with a bid almost double that of Chicago's. Mayor Bernard Samuels of Phila delphia said his city was prepared to lay down $200,000 cash for con-1 vention expenses and $50,000 for1 convention entertainment. Besides that, he promised 8,000 first class hotel rooms for delegates and 2.000 other rooms which he described aa! "secondary." Patino, Tin Industry King; One of World's Richest Buenos Aires, April 21 'U.R; Funeral services will be held here today for Don Simon I. Patino, 87- year-old tin king, who died in his palatial hotel suite yesterday. A heart seizure killed the mag nate, one of the world's richest men, whose personal fortune has been estimated at between $300,000,- 000 and $500,000,000. Patlno's control of the tin Indus try was so complete that every can on grocery shelves throughout the world meant a profit for him. j 1 I 1, i 3 prs. 20 The trouble with lots of wool sports socks is-they shrink! But these John Ward socks for active athletes are shrink-controlled to within 3.' They're all wool -heavy-" ' weight wool soft yarn wool that acts as a shock absorber on court, fairway or deck. In white only and only in sizes 11 and 12. Hurry! 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