Times Union from Brooklyn, New York on April 18, 1932 · 46
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ne tr , A : MONDAY :THE BROOKLYN DAILY TIMES and THE STANDARD UNION ; APRIL' 18. 1932 .) f t-r- -Wt A i , IfTAMJUIIO IMS ; ; . ' lot Island 5im ' A Ud (She Stan&arti (Union tCUHtien1 IIM xamii. MONDAY, APRIL IS. 1932. -.(Maher: THE BROOKLYN DAILY TIMES. Inc. .1 jj-iont C. Peck Secretary and Treasurer - it' i N. Harman Vice President f lardson Webster Editor Early Associate Editor dreaa Brooklyn Times and Standard Union. Times Plaza. Brooklyn, N. Y. Telephone Triangle 5 1200 - Dial TR 6 1200 4 publisher's Direct Representative, Lorensen ; Jb Thompson. Inc,, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles. VA 9V MAIL lOSTI'AID 'bee month, daily TO . One month, dally and Sunday -9U Sla month. dally.... 4 10 1 Six montha. dally and v Bunday St4 ' One rear, dally 6 0L One year, daily and Sunday 10.00 Saturday edition only, one year 1.00 Sunday edition ooly. one year ISO Entered at the Brooklyn Poet Office aa eecond- oleae matter. Brookljn Times average daily and Sunday circulation statement to Tost Office for six ; months ending March 31, 1932 98,841 net paid Publisher's Statement to Audit Bureau of Circulations for six months ending Sept. 30, 1931. Evening, 90.243 Sunday, 05,925 The City and the Subways. The City Board of Transportation, of which Mr. John H. Delaney is the head, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce are at one in the opinion that unification of the subway system and its operation by an agency other .. than the city itself, is the true solution of the vexing problem that confronts the local authorities. In its latest report the Board said: - Operation of all the rapid transit railroads by a public corporation with all the revenues ,1 devoted to payment for properties, which ulti- niately reert to the city would, in the opinion . of the Board of Transportation, be more advan tageous than any other method of operation. The Chamber of Commerce suggests that the 147 ,400,000 price named by the Transit Commission be made the basis fo negotiation as ; to value, and urges the Board of Estimate to , "deal boldly with the question and formally negotiate with the railroads on this basis. . The Brooklyn Times and Standard Union has urged that a new effort be made to con tinue or resume negotiations with the present Operators, with a lew to the integration of the , ""independent system now fully constructed, with the lines in actual opeiation. The Chamber points out the danger of disintegration of the , olji system, if the new one be set up independently and operated by the city. This danger is J possibly magnified, but such an eventuality as disruption of interest in the several lines may , , happen if unification he not brought about be , fore all the new routes are in operation. ,, - The problem before the Board of Estimate is serious, involving as it does the fate of a , great system that when completed will be f ' wprth $1,000,000,000. The problem is complex. Its solution calls for great patience, deep study, and vast knowledge of technical and financial , details. But it is a problem that must be faced, p, and the advice of the Chamber of Commerce i , to concentrate on its solution now should move the city authorities to action. tomary inspections have been made by the various departments authorized to do this, and each year everything has been found in proper condition. Now, however, the Fire Department has suddenly found that the stairway in the rear of the building must be inclosed with fire proof materials. To do this will cost $5,000, The city cannot spend this money in a building not city property, and the church cannot afford to lay out such a sum to hold a one-dollar tenant. Such a display of arbitrary power, after years of use of the building in its present con' dition, is bewildering and baffling. The fact that the second floor is in reality the ground floor, and can be emptied without the use of the stairs, has apparently been ignored in this inspection. The solution, of course, is to build a suitable public school in the immediate neighborhood, but this the city can scarcely do. The use of the chapel has been an ideal arrangement, but it must end now unless some public-spirited citizen knows the way out of the dilemma. Kracke, Leader a Year. Notwithstanding the lean years through f which local Republicanism is passing, United States Appraiser F. J. H. Kracke deserves the congratulations showered on him on the completion of his first twelve months of office as county leader. Mr. Kracke did not create the v present situation. He inherited it. To be sure, (it was accentuated by the election of 1931, which marked zero for the Republican organization in the local field. Before last year at least one brand had been saved from the burning. In 1931 the destruction was complete. . There is no present sign of Republican re-generation in Brooklyn. Nor will there be visible evidence of such a change until the party in the nation definitely takes the liberal and popular aide on Prohibition. Mr. Kracke and other leaders of experience can recall when , . the Republican organization in Brooklyn re- fleeted in great measure the popular sentiment Aof the community. That sentiment was and is liberal, tolerant and broad. By a curious twist J ? politics, national Republicanism has become J ,Btiied in the popular mind with a cause that illiberal, intolerant and nanow. Until the Republican organization here can shake off its apparent connection with the proscriptive prin-iple of Prohibition, there is no health in it. ,An Annoying Incident. ,cked away by the riverfront, just south of Untie avenue, is a thriving residential sec-nautu It represents many races, with the Span-sZuonjJs the most numerous. The Church of the ' Hour, one of-the old Heights churches, has lintained a chapel there for many years. It Ices on Willow place, and so is known as the illow ' Place Chapel, while the back of the lructure is bn Columbia street, and goes by he name of Columbia House. The ground lopes abruptly down to the river at this point, and Willow jilacc is considerably above Colum- (bia street, . Hence the ground floor of the chapel becomes the second floor o7 Columbia House. ... The nearest public schools are many blocks s,way. As the number of little children in this Neighborhood grew, and their mothers were ' busy most of the time In domestic service, it y fiegan to be apparent that the youngsters were not getting into school as early as they should. The mothers could not give the time to escort ' them ..to the distant schools, and dared not let them toddle off alone. So the church people went to the Boayd of Education, and Imposed that the city take all the vacant room in Columbia House and establish a kindergarten and desses in the first primary grades. This was done, at a rental to the church of a dollar per year. The arrangement has been i affect now for Jive years, to the general sat-? aetn of all concerned. Each year th cus- The Menace of Perjury. Crimes of violence are coming under the scrutiny of our courts in great numbers now. They are apparently the outgrowth of prohibition, or of conditions following the war, or both. They constitute a serious menace, threatening the safety and tranquillity of law-abiding citizens, and challenging the control of the police and other authorities. Nevertheless, it is not the prevalence of murder and assault which is the chief menace of our institutions, but rather the prevalence of perjury which seems to go along with these crimes of violence. Perjury in the courts is more common now than ever before, and the police and the prosecuting officers seem unable to do much about it. Monsignor Belford took up this topic in his address at the recent dinner of the Kings County Grand Jurors Association, speaking of perjury as one of the commonest crimes of the present duy. District Attorney Geoghan went on with the subject, seconding what the clergyman had said. The prosecuting officer of the county spoke with great feeling, for only shortly before three witnesses who had identified an alleged murderer in their testimony before the Grand Jury had gone on the stand in the courtroom and repudiated their testimony. This was the trial of Celestino Ardolino, who has been convicted several times in this State and Massachusetts. In view of the collapse of the prosecution, County Judge Franklin Taylor had nothing to do but set the defendant free, but he held two of the witnesses for perjury. The District Attorney mado it plain that he suspected intimidation, and said that there is more and more of that sort of thing all the time. Just how witnesses may be protected from intimidation, so that they will go into court and tell the truth, is a problem growing out of these new conditions, a problem which must be solved. Bennett Fights Increase. The Long Island Railroad pays what experts in such matters agree is ail adequate sum for the use of the Pennsylvania terminal and As approaches in New York. Recently, the Interstate Commerce Commission, an agency of the Federal Government, authorized an increase of $1,000,000 a year in the sum paid. There is but one way in which the Long Island Railroad can meet the obligation, by increasing its fares to commuters and others using its line. Th6 same interests own the two corporations. Indeed, the Long Island is a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania system. Attorney General John J. Bennett, acting for the State of New York, has asked for the creation of a Federal Statutory Court to consider his plea for an-injunction restraining the payment of the $1,000,000 increase, and to determine the still more important question as to whether the Interstate Commerce Commission is legally empowered to grant it. The Attorney General contends that jurisdiction in the matter rests with the New York State Transit Commission, as the Long Island road is a creature of this State. The Pennsylvania system, of course, is not. But the matter at issue, Uie actual transaction to be considered, is one in all its aspects concerned solely with the State of New York. It would seem that the Attorney General is on the right road, but was not the same contention put forward in tha case of the relinquished Whitestone branch of the Long Island road, and decided adversely to the State? An Expert on Crime. Commissioner of Corrections Richard C. Patterson, in an address to the Methodist Social Union of Brooklyn, recently had this to say concerning the much-discussed crime situation: The solution of the crime problem does not rest with correction or with police officials who have no control over or contact with the causes of crime. The church can take the lead In this work if It la awake to ita opportunities. It the churches will establish boys clubs among the young In the congested sections of our cities and give them Intelligent leadership, they will do more to deorease crime than all the laws in the statute books. It is signally unfortunate and profoundly regrettable that the most efficient agency of social amelioration, as represented by the organization Mr. Patterson addressed, Is not holding up as well as its admirers desire, in the onslaught made on ita teachings and principles by modern unbelief. Indifference la sapping the morale of religion. The church jiolda out but little inducement to the youth of today, which is, In fact, steadily growing from mere indifference to hostility. And unfortunately, some of the steps being taken to reclaim wandering youth can scarcely fail to drive a much more stable element away. Adherence to Illiberal Prohibition, commitments to a pacifism that may Involve serious danger to the countrys defense, and scarcely veiled approval of a collectivism in government that smacks too much of Socialism, make tha judicious grieve over the present state of Jhe church and its future. t Mr., Blum Again Honored By Brooklyn Institute Bv JOBS A. BEFFEBNAN- Soaking the rich will make times good if a life guard can do better rescue work with weight tied on hi feet. . ' , - ' r i , ' 1 An old-timer Is one who can remember when elegant families Were distinguished by the way they pronounced "depot." The trustees of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences have re-elected Mr. Edward C. Blum president of the great cultural organization which includes ' the Botahic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum and many activities at the Academy of Music. It is a great honor. I am glad it has been again bestowed on Mr. Blum, under whose administration the work has been deepened and extended. That a merchant of eminence has succeeded so well in 'ths work, reminds me of the ancient alliance ' between commerce and enlightenment Where would the Renaissance have been had it not been for the ealth of the Medicis and the mercantile nobles of Florence and Venice and Milan, whose looms and factories and sea commerce furnished the funds for the painters and jewelers and sculptors and scholars? e a My contacts with Mr. Blum have been few enough. I have always considered him, a man of great reserve, so that had they been more numerous I might not have known him much better than I do. I used to see him first in the great department store when Abraham Abraham was at the head of the firm, a great old philanthropist with whitened beard and scholarly spiritual features, who aided A. A. Low and George Foster Peabody and A. Augustus Healy and the other Brooklynites who wA-e working for the success of the Institute when the office was at Bond street and Fulton, and Franklin W. Hooper, with his black beard and his Greek conceptions of beauty and light was the director. He was a young man then, keen, dark-eyed, quiet, Mr. Abrahams son-in-law. If my memory serves he lived in Hancock street. In later years I met Mr. Blum occasionally in the Brooklyn -Club and still later in the Montauk Club, where he was fond of playing billiards with his associate, Mr. Simon F. Rothschild. He was always the quiet, reserved gentleman with the dark speculative eyes. They had seen much, for he was a traveler. To him a great mercantile establishment was a mine of romance. He had imagination enough to see the travels of those silks that shimmered in show windows, frim the mulberry groves of China in the holds of great ships that weath ered the monsoons, at the docks, and in the vans that carried them to the emporium for displajl nd for sale. The little objects of virtu he knew their history, knew the odd peasant folk who fashioned them in far-away lands. He had visited all those lands, the fabricators of his luxurious wares were real people to him. Once I had occasion to write a special article on Fulton street, our great shopping thoroughfare. I wanted it to be like Fifth avenue, with its unsightly elevated structure removed and the beauties of its show windows unobscured. Mr. Blum had just returned from Europe and I asked him about the shopping streets of Paris and London and Berlin. He knew them all; he didnt think any of them compared with Fulton street. But it was his comment on those streets, oil the splendor and romance that lay behind every beautifully illuminated and adorned bhow window in Brooklyn, that interested me. There played tho mind of the artist and the dreamer, always under control of the keen business faculties that made him the great executive. .1,200 ATTEND DANCE ' OF 16TH A. D. CLUB Prometheus Democrats Give ' ' Affair at Coney Island. with more than 1,200 persona in attendance, the Prometheus Aaso. elation, Inc., a Democratic organization of the 10th A. D., with headquarters at 2120 Gravesend ave., conducted a successful reception and ball at the Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island. . Francis J. Greco, the executive member, and Joseph J. Palumbo, executive secretary, -welcomed the guests. There were many ijeleza-tlons from Democratic and social organizations from the various parts Of the borough. Among those present were: City Court Judge Joseph Fen-nelly, Municipal Court Justice' Michael Dltore, Assistant to the President of the Board of Aider-men Kenneth F. Sutherland, State Senator Philip M. Klelnfeld, Assemblyman Maurice Z. Bungard and Alderman James F. Klernan. The officers of tbs club are: Vincent Vitale, president; Dr. Raphael M. Baratta, first vice president; Charles Gerace. second vice president; Michael Gatto, third vice president; Bernard H. Lolzzo. corresponding secretary; William L. Annuccl. financial secretary; Dominick Halvatl, treasurer; Joseph Trolant and Michael Romeo, sergeant-at-arms. Board of directors, Dr. Raphael M. Baratt, chairman; Dr. Paul Glaninl. vice chairman; Bernard H. Lolzzo, secretary, Charles Geracl, treasurer: William I.. Annuccl. Michael Gatto. Dominick SaU ati, ' Alphonse Annuziata. Joseph Gutda, Joseph Trotanl, Raphael Mucclllt, Charles Pace and Dominick De Valle. THE THEME 1 SONG OF ,THE , BIG-- PARADE i In Japan a married woman blacks her teeth. Over here she merely gives them more work to do. It may be good for us. An experience in hoi water makes the prune expand and grow tender. No wonder censors are unpopular. The picture never contains as much bin as the posters promised. Rattlesnakes have doubled in price, but old flivvers that rattle before they strike are cheaper now. But now you cant tell whether the Month of Grace means more time to delay payment or a Hollywood marriage. - Europe fights the depression by adopting schemes to hurt America, Some of our statesmen have the same idea. ,What is the reward of hard work? Well, you can afford guards to "protect your children from those who dont work. Correct this sentence: Yes, they have lovely manners, said the gossip, and theyre just as nice in the privacy of home. VETERANS OFFICIAL CITES BONUS AIDS Ladd Says Payment Will Help Relieve City Idle. Urging immediate payment of the soldiers bonus, Arthur Ladd, State junior vice-commander, Veterans of Foieign Wars, told the Ridgewood Post, 123, V. F. W, that the city of New York is giving relief to 17,000 Ycteians at a cost of $6,000,000 yearly and that this burden v-ould be largely lifted if the bonus were paid. Vice Commander Ladds address was mado at the first annual beef steak dinner of the Ridgewood Post, held in its clubhouse, 59-15 Catalpa ate., Ridgewood. Frank Hannmn, toastmaster, introduced the vico commander and William I Chambers, senior vice com mander of Queens Countv Council and aide to Commander-In-Chief Harold D. FcCoe, who spoke on veterans welfare. Resides reduui.g the citys relief burden, payment of the additional compensation would reduce mu nicipal taxes, enable payment of bills and stimulate business, Vice Commander Ladd stated. Mr. Chambers, estimating that 50 per cent, of the unemployed In Queens are veterans, asked that merchants and business men give as much work os they could afford to them. Ho announced that tho Queens County Council will hold a military hall on April 28 at Triangle Hall, Myrtle and Jamaica aves. Othor V, P. W. officials present wore Ktephen Parker, department quartermaster; George Solomon, department senior vice commander, and Herman R. La Tourette, department adjutant On the dinner committee were Mr. Hanman, chairman; Thomas F. Shaw, commander of the post; Edward KUlnger and Charles Wurms, chefs: Fred Frenz, Charles Tange, Howard Ives, John Mantell, James Wunsch and Harry Weber. AROUND the TOWN 1 IVItla .TAP 7ATir.V 1 1 ''f 1 1 1,000 ATTEND DANCE OF JOHNSON MEN Proceeds of Event Will Go to Charity Program. About 1,000 attended the fourth annual dance and entertainment of the Samuel D. Johnson Association Saturday night in Park Manor, Eastern pkwy. and Rogers ave. Mr. Johnson, standard bearer, presided. 1 Proceeds, which are expected to amount to about $1,000, will be used in tho associations charitable and civic work. Entertainment by stage and radio stars featured. Arthur Las-arus was master of ceremonies. Nathaniel Johnson was general chairman of the arrangements committee. Sub-committee chairmen included Samuel Samuels, door; Nathaniel Nash, floor, and Maxwell P. Brown, reception. Among the guests were Municipal Court Justice William J. McNulty, Assemblyman John J. Cooney and Alderman John Cash-more. With JOE EARLY ARE you a Boardwalker? If not, you are missing one of the fine spots of the earth, to wit: Our own Coney Island Boardwalk. It is the mecca of the millions, as well as for many of the best kJwn of the neighbors around town these days. Take yesbiday and recent days, for instance. There were more busy neighbors strolling along the planks than you could count in a month of Sundays. And as the season goes along, the crowds will be greater and greater. Dont miss a trip to the Boardwalk. More than a quarter of a century ago, when Coney Island was making rapid strides toward becoming tho most popular summor amusement centre an-d bathing beaches In tl)0 world, a reputation that it enjoys today, a group of Civic workers there initiated movement for a boardwalk. They envisioned a promenade that would act as a magnet in attracting more people to Coney and would enhance property values. It was recalled today that the West End Improvement League, now defunct, of which 'William Canning was the president, was among other civic organizations at tho resort which conducted a relentless campaign over a period of years for the improvement. WAS BUILT IN 192 J Today the boardwalk, an actual lty since 1923, Is proving to excoed in popularity to a degree even far greater than the fondest dreams ot those who sponsored and fought for It. Officially. It is known as the Rlegelmann Boarwalk, In def erence to Supreme Court Justice Edward Rlegelmann during whose administration as Borough President of Brooklyn an appropriation for the boardwalk was granted. In 1923 the first section of the promenade, from Ocean Parkway to West 37th st , Just outside of Sea Gate, was opened with appropriate ceremonies. TWO AND HALF MILKS LONG The public flocked to it in such great numbers that tho following year negotiations were begun for Its extension from Ocean pkwy. to Coney Island ave. The entire promenade is about two and one-half miles long and represents an outlay for the acquisition by the city of its alte and for the widening of many streets leading to it as well as the physical improvement of well over 220,000.000, Sixty-five per cent, of the entire cost of it Editorials From This Mornings New York Newspapers LOVELY BUT DELICATE (From, the New York Tribune ) As the great barmonizer of the Democratic party rolls serenely westward to sing his soothing and unifying song to the downtrodden patriots of 81 Panl, a moment of silent and reverent admiration seems in order on the part of 'onlookers from the rank of less fortunate parties. Surely, the good, the true and the beautiful were never so perfectly exhibited In one statesmanlike utterance before. It la hard to know which part of Governor Roosevelt! cooing the more to admire.. Most eoosplcuoos were tha words spoken after that simple man of action, Mr. John F, Carry, bad thrown most of Mr. Roosevelts frienA through the window and, taking complete charge, had adopted straight repeal to the discomfiture of all puasyfootera. Said the Governor radiantly picking up . the pieces, Everything is lovely everything la harmonious." Before such sweetness who cares whether the echo came from a chorus of seraphim or of donkeysl . . , i 1 - , . Political choristers East and West will await qeagerly the continuation of Governor Roosevelts labors in the, course of harmony echeduled for tonight. They will hope that the song nili, In his own words, be lovely bat not so delicate as to suggest the end of Democratic hopca for 1932. MISS LIBERTY RETURNS? ( From the New York American ) The Statue ot Liberty vaniahed a few days ago.- Not the real one but s replica In Ice that stood proudly on the table at the Pilgrims Society dinner In London, where Ambassador Mellon was greeted. It melted during the speeches. There were many speeches, and It may be charged by cynics that the disaster was due to the oratory being largely heated air.- Ferbapa, but it did prove that the atmosphere wasnt frosty. The Ambassador drank toasts in the champagne that waa plentiful. In the words Of the old ballad, It was merry, merry In the ball, and the boards they wag-ged all. For the toaats, as our envoy said, were the custom of the country. . Toasting In that medium may likewise be the custom of this country, if prevailing sentiments count tor ftnythlnf Perhaps Miss Liberty didnt melt to nothing. She may have Just slipped back to where slie will be st home LIGHT RATES UNCHANGED (From the New York Timet ) The decision ot the Public 'Service Commission not to take any steps to reduce the electric light rates charged by the New York Edison system until the expiration Of a fair trial period supports the orderly processes of regulation. The new schedule was the result of long negotiation and painstaking study. It would have been silly to tear it up without putting It to tho test of experience. In his opinion. Chairman Maltble serves notice on Ids critics that so long aa regulation remains on Its present footing he prefers negotiated settlements to long-drawn-out and expensive court trials. How tat the commission can carry this policy depends on the attitnde of the companies. The minute they refuse to listen to reason they will find themselves In , the courts, where the present value of Uioir properties Is unlikely to bolster up their case to the extent It has In years gone by. , , , s ' The chairmans defense of the new minimum hill is particularly timely. Some such device to cover overhead Is nn essentia part ot any honest rate Structure, was levied upon tha city and 25 per cent, on local taxpayers. The boardwalk and Coney Island are now synonymous. It is the consensus ot those who have traveled tho world over that there Is none that can comparo with It in structure and design. BEST IN THE WORLD It is generally acknowledged tliut its creutlon added Immeasurably to the popularity ot the resort so thut not only has it become to be known as the Nation's Playground. but Is in reality the greatest place ot Us kind In the universe, according to experts. Coney Island owners ot properly abutting tho boardwalk were quick to realize the importance to them ot it. They made their buildings more attractive through alterations. Feltinan Bros., "caterers to mil lions." tho largest restaurateurs at the resort, built an extension to their famous Institution fronting op the promenade. This annex Is kept open the entire year. SUN BATHS IN FASHION Feltmana' have also gone In for sun baths. In front Of Us board walk entrance, rows of recltnlng chairs have been placed. On the coldest days when women bundled In blankets may be" observed taking the rays of Old Bol. Mrs. Jennie McMahon, Democratic co-leader ot the 16th A. D.. has also yielded to the demand for "sun baths" and la serving the public all-year-around In front of her bathing pavilion at West 37th at On fair days during the winter montha large crowds were noted taking brlmc walks upon the promenade. During the spring and fall, particularly on Sundays, the promenade, Bwept by ocean breezes, is thronged. Many evenings during the summer months it contains an almost solid phalanx of humanity. NOTABLES IN THRONG ' Among the prominent Brooklynites who were noted or reported on the promenade yesterday and on recent days were: Democratic Leader John H. Mo-Cooey. City Magistrates Joseph F. Magulro, Alfred E. Steers, Charles H. Haubert, Thomaa F. Casey. David Malbin, Fire Commissioner John J, Dorman, Frederick Op-plkofer. Republican leader of the 16th A. D.: Assistant to the President of the Board of Alderman Kenneth F. Sutherland, Democratic leader of the 16th A. D-. who Uvea in Sea Gate. Also Deputy Commissioner of Jurors William Lane, also Assistant District Attorneys William W. Ktelninan and Frederick Kopff. Paddy" Shea, who for years conducted the Gllsey House on the Bowery, Coney Island; ex-Pollce Commissioner George V. MoLeugh-lln, president ot the Brooklyn Trust Company. SULLIVAN IN HAND '' Also Assistant Chief Polloe Inspector John J, Sullivan! Acting Captain John J. Ryan, in command of the detective of the Tenth Inspection Division; Special Sessions Justice Harry Howard Dais; Stephen F, Barrera, formerly president of the Brooklyn Real Estate Board; ex-Alderman Humbert F. X. Savarese; Rev. Walter A. Ker-wln, pastor of the 8hrlne Churoh of Our Lady ot Solace, Coney Ieland; Morris Goldberg, managing dlreo-tor ot the Halt Moon Hotel; Samuel W, Gumperta, preaidant ot the Coney Island Board of Trade., , , JUDGE HEARN WALKS ' Also Municipal Court - Justice Murray Hearn: Assemblyman Meurioe Z. Bungard, Ban Shapiro. a member of the Iooal - Sohool Board: Mrs, Halen F. Steers, an executive of the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company. Also Dave Prlaeoll of tha Brooklyn Baseball Club! Cornelius H. Callaghan, president of the Sea Gsto Association) Dr, Philip ' I- Nash, president of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce: Walti Cleary, president of the Van Slck-len Taxpayers Association. Likewise District Superintendent of Schools John Loftus; William Betz, clerk of the Coney Island Court; Lewis Owens and Edward McNnrney, assistant Clerks ot the Coney Island Court. DR. KAJMSR STROLLS Also Dr. Lean Kaiser, principal of P. S. 188, Cotfy? Tgland; Deputy 8heriff WlUiami to, John Cronin, secretary toV me Court Justloe William B. Ok tell; Municipal Court Justice ael Di-tore; Superintendent a Public Buildings and Offices Vkllchael Rotlly. Likewise, John Savarese, secretary to Borough President Heater-berg, Dr. Louis M. NlchaelaoiL rabbi of the Coney Island Jewish Centre; Josopli Sartori, owner of Joes" restaurants: Rex Billings, manager of Luna Park, and George and Edward Tilyou, ot the Steeplechase Park management, and a Vast number of others. Dont fall to visit the Boardwalk this spring and summer. j Comment and Query All communications intended lot 5 this column must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer not for publtcatton , unless desired , but as an evidence of good faith . WHY NOT MODIFICATION Change in Volstead Act Would Bring Relief at Once. Editor Brooklyn Times and Standard Union. Sir; Isnt it apparent that persona who never have been faced with want and privation dominate the ranks of those opposed to modification of the Volstead Act? Tho certain betterment of the present precarious state of busi-U ness and the genuine industrial boom which must necessarily follow modification are stifled by the narrow vlewa of people who, in the name of temperance, are clinging stubbornly to a statute which breeds Intemperance-' and lawlessness. While distress increases in the ranks of the unemployed and business and professional men and women grow frantic, and the Government flounders from one tax Jo another for aid, a simple, opportune and virtual overnight remedy lies within the reach of farsighted and unfellsh citizens immediate modification of the Volstead Act. -- EDWARD Z. JACOBSON. 186 Joralomon sta Brooklyn. Aprl 15. 1932. TEACHERS TO ELECT Retirement Board Member totB Chosen on May 12. Formal notification ot tho election of a member of the Teachers' Board ot Retirement Was sent to the schools today by Superintend-, ent of Schools' William J,- OShea. j On May 5 the contributors to the! pension system will meet tn each school to choose delegates who on May 1 3 will father at the Board of Education to choose tho new rep. resents tiva . , . Happenings Tonight 1 DOWNTOWN , v , Annual beafatank dlnnar si Sowanhaka Dam. Club at Elka Club, 110. Dvlngaloa t.. 7 P. M. . 1 " Good WIU Court at 2 Johnson ot., $ r M- Central Wommi Auataon Club $2$ 6U tv i Brooklyn Cntr Fotjra,' 66$ EftiUrn pkwy., 9. IS F. M. . - f V ' KlnffB COb Dental Boolety meelfa at 6$ P&naou pU a J Better Bueinerti Club tneetlnff h College ot 1'harmecy, 600 Lftfayett v - , t NaATSUSH f 1 Fletbudh Boys Club program SCO Bu ford ev, 4 , f, Annual meeting of Knickerbocker Fletd .Club but 18th at. and lennld ci, T 4 Blehop Erneet M, Bttrea preacheeVnd confirms tn Bt. elmoiie P, K. Chuh, Are. M end Eut 28tb et., $ P. M. CONEY I8IAtfD, OCEAN FRONT Brighton Retell C. of 0, meeting At 1 Brighton Beach ve. - . . MANHATTANI , Community CnmvMln ennal be, an fashion revu at Uulel A1 . i j I -

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