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THE WEATHER t 9. tftlliff Brft BA1M. COLDEl TONIGHT: FAIB, COLDEB TOMORROW. T?npertrt . S4 Tar tr (fl4y Ma ATrapt 1 4 M Obi plot mwri mm Pg It BlE0OM,"M daily eagle STREET CLOSIMG PRICES NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1932 38 PAGES THREE CENTS 91st YEAR No. 90 Flynn Pushed City Work to ,192Millions on City Tube; ed, Idle Why? STOCK SALE BY HOUSE, TAMMANY TAX VOTED 207-39, AS MEN OPPOSE i. m n wfc o 2 f 8 154 Policemen Are Shifted in City Shakeup Mulrooney Says Plain-elothesmen Too Well Known on Old Posts Aid His Realty me Walker administration has been constructing; for YOU ANY TWO OF THESE CHILDREN Will Prolong Depression, Savs Celler Bacon Sees 50 P. C. Cut in Trading Move to Levy . on Bond Transfer and Sale of Produce a' period of seven years the 12-mile municipal 8th Ave. subway line from Washington Heights to Church and Fulton St., Manhattan. With equipment, it has cost taxpayers $191,200,000. Weeks ago it was described officially as "substantially completed," and experimental trains have run over its tracks. In spite of the time involved and the great expense to taxpayers, there is no signed agreement for the operation of cars in the tunnel. ' Nobody knows when the subway will be open for travel or whether it will be operated by the city, by a private company, or a group of corporations. Four percent interest on $191,200,000 of taxpayers money invested would yield nearly $20,000 a day. This represents the dead waste in interest alone of every day of idleness of the tunnel. WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO THIS RIDDLE? THEY OFFER aiiaa LMl r i awi Probe of Glass Bank Charges Decided Upon Senate Committee Will Sift Alleged Plot to Defeat Legislation Eaala Bareaa, Calaraaa BaUdlnf. Washington, March 31 An investigation of opposition to the Glass bill to revise the Federal Re Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Rls, with eight of their nine children, whom they have found it Impossible to support. Rls said he would be willing to give any two of the children to anyone who would feed them and give them a good home. - Coolidge Apologizes; serve law was decided upon today this vear. Police Commissioner Ed-by a Senate banking and currency ward p- Mulrooney announced at Settles Damage Suit Pays $2,500 to St. Louis Agent Asking $100,000 for Reputation Hurt in Radio Talk Warning Against Insurance 'Twisters' St. Louis', March 31 (P) Former President Calvin Coolidge today settled a $100,000 damage suit against him with a $2,500 check and an apology. : , ' ' The check and letter of apology were received by Lewis B. Tebbetts, St. Louis insurance r- . , - A general shakeup of plain clothea policemen in New York City's 16 inspection districts will become effective at am. tomorrow. A total of 154 plainclothesmen will be shifted about so that all will have new tours of duty. Police Commlsoicner Mulrooney announced the shift plans this afternoon. He explained that many of the men had been on their present posts for as long ' as 11 months and that their usefulness had been impaired because they had become known by sight to speakeasy proprietors and to other they must keep under surveillance. Mulrooney said tiiat plainclothes men. working directly under the various' deputy chief inspectors in command of the five boroughs will not be transferred. A shift is not necessary for them, iie said, because their assignments take them all over their respective boroughs and they are not seen often enough in any one place to be recognized easily. after every six or nine months, Mulrooney announced. The Commissioner said he would make public at noon tomorrow the names of the four sergeants to be promoted to lieutenancies. He also said plans for a new police precinct in the Bronx would be ready next month. The police station will be somewhere on Revere Ave., in the upper eastern section. Drop Police Parade In Economy Move In line with the city's program of economy and retrenchment, the annual police parade will be omitted I Police Headquarters today, I Boy Entombed In Old Shaft Picher, Okla.. March 31 Miners were making desperate efforts today to rescue a 3-year-old boy impriioned in . Narrow ' Drill Hole at a lrad and zinc mine near here.,. ; , The child, the son of Paul Collins, mins worker, fell down the hole while playing abcit 9:30 a.m. He was believed to be stunned but ttlll alive. A force of experienced miners will a steam rhovel began sinking a shaft parallel to the hole shortly before noon, the hole was too small to permit rescue workers to be lowered. Extreme care was used In excavating to prevent a cave-in which would bury the child, who was wedged about 18 feet below the surface. The hole at the top is 24 inches wide and tapers as it goes down to a depth of 250 feet. A mine blower was used to supply air to the victim. Cullen Fights Salary Cuts Washington, March 31 (Pi Repre sentative Cullen of New York today said the Tammany delegation would resist any efforts In the House to reduce salaries of Government em ployes. "This is not the time for such a move, the head of the delegation said. "Not one man of the Tammany delegation will vote for a salary cut. "It appears as If there will be no cuts now." Seabury Shows He Passed on Paving That 'MeantW.OOOYearly Subdued and docile, William J. ' Flynn, the Bronx' millionaire Commissioner of Publie Works, went back on Samuel Seabury'a (rill be-fore the HofsUdter Committee today and testified with the threat of Jail looming for him if he continue his defiance. S?abury continued further into Flynn's real estate operations and reveal;d a teond profitable vtnture of trn Commissioner in the role of garage owner. Today's evidence revealed Flynn purchasing, as a speculator, an In-wood Ave. parcel in his borough and promptly acting in the capacity of a public official to have the street In front of his parcel paved to promote the success of his venture. . Put at $30,M Yearly Testimony of Flynn before the Transit Commission, read into the record, placed the paying operation as "meaning" $30,000 a year to the Bronx official. . Flynn's assessment on the paving was $911. Seabury briefly .finished the testi mony affecting Flynn a multiple garages, the point ' at which Flynn previously balked when he sought in vain lo discredit Louis H. Willard. the Bronx businessman who laid his financial ruin and I. is wile's suicide at the commissioner's door. Seabury Answers Walker Before the hearing started, Seabury issued a sharp denial of Mayor Walker's insinuation that the probers had resorted to tapping his telephone wire and shadowing his movements. Seabury said: 4 "Any statement intended to state or imply that the investigation or any of its counsel at any time directed the shadowing of any witness or the tapping of wires of any person is without truth. tUy instructions from the beginning, which I have no doubt have :been strictly carried out, have been to the effect that no such thing -should be attempted. . i, i ' 'I gave these . instructions notwithstanding the fact that we have no facilities for doing either of these things." - J . Wilson Loses! Station Another pre-hearipg development was Justice Ford's denial of the motion of Abraham Wilson, Flynn's " lawyer, to quash Ihe subpena directing his appearance before the .probers. ..' '--m r.a' A gale of applause,; the first of Its kind in a year nd 'a half of investigating,, greeted Stabury, as he walked through the fcurt rotunda to the hearlng-roomi Uniformed attendants restrained 'several who sought to grip the inquisitor's band. Fanny Hurst, the aovelist, and Mrs. Ceclle DeMiile, wife of the motion picture producer, were among the spectators. They sat Please Tarn to Page t Stocks in Sharp Fall, With Losses Reaching 7 Points Share Trading Tax Adoption for Revenue Bill Helps Tiff 1.1) Market neverse Stocks again broke sharply today, more than canceling the gains recorded in yesterdays trading. Utility shares and rails were the principal targets, with substantial losses and new lows 'iri many issues. ; Atchison broke nearly 7 points, the Missouri Pacific issues were weak and losses of a point or more prevailed in many parts of the rail list. . ' ' American Telephone was heavily sold today. Stocks of the Electric Bond to Share group, Consolidated Gas and many other issues declined from 2 to about S points. Auburn crashed 13 'i points on heavy selling. Industrials held up rather better than the above groups, but were also under pressure. United States Steel broke below 40 and losses in leading issues ran to about five points. 1 Sentiment in speculative quarters today was adversely affected by the adoption of the stock trading tax, bv the Couzens attack on loans to the Missouri Pacific and by bonus prospects. Also a distinctly nervous feeling due to the uncertainties concerning the supply of stocks for lending purposes when the Stock Exchange regulations on "short consent's" go into effect tomorrow was noted. Sterling moved up early and then lost practically all its gain. French francs were lower most of the day. Stock Table an Page 3f THE EAGLE INDEX "' rfa . ArialiM 1 Claull'4 Aaa ...y I-J Dnta Palleta ......... la Dr. Bradr. Dr. CaSaiaa, Fatri.. IS EU H-iaM Call. It Earl Beaten' Privala Emehaaaa St Miteriel it flaaaaial .. SS-S7 . Ltt mm4 FaS. Feraeaal Havel. Caailee .... X4 Bulla :s-at skip Nm it SarM? IS Saarta , M-tS TkcaUrs, ftiaa Jaawt I4-t Waaaaa't Far. Hetea Warth... (IS SLATED FOR POST Dr. Philip A. Brennan, Brooklyn lawyer, whom Mayor Walker is expected to appoint some time this afternoon as a member of the Board of Education succeeding the late Arthur S. Somers. . 2 Shot Down Atnid ChUdrcn; in Boy Calls Police Block Surrounded in Vain Chase One May Die With scores of ' children playing about, an unidentified man, shortly before noon today, attempted a double assassination on Mermaid Ave., between ISth and 16th Sts.. and threw that thickly populated section of Coney Island into a panic. The targets of his gunfire, both of whom are in Coney Island Hospital, were: . Louis Brunas, 28, a Jobless painter of 1215 Cropsey Ave., Bath Beach, SHUb ilirCC I.U11CS III MIC (KM., miu oraio, 30, also a painter of the same address, shot in the right arm Victlmi Tell Story According to the wounded men, they left their home shortly before 11 o'clock and went to an address on W. 16th St. to seek employment. Their mission fruitless, they walked down to Mermaid Ave. Halfway between 15th and 16th Sts, they said, a "foreigner" approached them, halted a moment and began firing. The first shot struck Oraio in the arm. Brunes, who had started to run, then was hit three times, probably fatally. According to Charles Gerard, 16, of 2917 W. 16th St., one of the scores of children who witnessed the shooting, the assailant- after emptying his gun dashed to W. 16th St., turned and ran to Railroad Ave., where he disappeared. - Boy Gives Alarm Young Gerard hastened around the corner, where Police Capt. Harry Kelly and several petrolmen were standing about the scene of a fire last night. Kelly ordered a call for Emergency Squad No. 11 and a cordon was thrown about the block where the gunman disappeared. A 45-minute search proved fruitless. The wounded men declared they had never seen their attacker before, nor did they know any motive for the shooting. Coney Washington, March 31 A lax of 5 rents a $100 on sales of produce on exchanges, including grain and cotton, was voted into the new revenue bill today by the House. It is estimated to return $6,000,000. Washington, March 31 (P) The House today stretched, a revenue-raising hand toward Wall Street. Over the opposition of ths Tammany delegation it voted, by 207 to 39, a tax of one-fourth of one percent on th transfer value of stock sales, and then took up another proposal to put a levy on bond transfers. The stock sales tax was estimated to produce $75,000,000. Another vote on it will he had tomorrow before the final action on the bill. The amendment does not apply on original issues. In accepting in the House again followed the course mapped out for it by the Ways and Means Commit- ' tee, but the original proposal was altered by the adoption of an' amendment by Representative La-Guardia iR.,N.Y.), under which the tax bill will be Imposed on all' orders placed by persons In this country for buying and selling stocks on foreign exchanges He said it was designed to meet the threat that traders would transfer their operations to Canada. Rejects I Percent Amendment The Hou.se rejected an amendment to put a 1 percent tax on storlt transfers. .. . The amendment was adopted while the committee awaited a new estimate from Treasury Secretary Ogden L. Mills of the income that might be expected from the revi. slons of the new revenue bill. An amenament to put a tax of five cents on each $100 of produce sold on the grain, cotton and produce exchanges was offered by Acting Chairman Crisp of the Ways and Means Committee. Add 241 Millions The amendments drafted by th committee for submission today were calculated to produce $241,000,000 of revenue and bring the bill s total tc $984,500,000. Another proposal considered in addition to these calls for a revision of the depreciation allowances of corporations so as to) bring In $12,000,000 more. Savings of $273,000,000 In appropriations and postoffice expenses are expected to round out the program to meet a prospective $1,241,- nnn nnn ............... n . . : ,nnn To Ask Separate Vote Representative Clancy (R., Mich.) served notice he would demand separate vote on the 3 percent tax on automobiles, the 2 percent levy on trucks and the 1 percent as- Please Turn to Page 3 ' " Niagara Falls Traps Hundreds of Swans Niagara Falls, March 31 (OPn Caught in the swift currents of the upper Niagara River last nlcht, hundreds of wild swans were swept over the Horse Shoe snd Ameriran Falls, many being killed and oth- ,ine lower river today ks imea wun aeaa ana mjurea swans. Ireland Plans High Tariff Wall, Report London, March 31 An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Dublin today said the Free Stata Executive Council had aaopted a plan to impose a 33 1-3 percent tarin on an loreinn imports which, can be manufactured in the Frc State. Tariffs on imports from Great Britain and the Dominions would be fixed at 25 percent. Eaplr . $117,300 King, Jamaica Homes It is refreshing in times like these to quote from the follow ing letter of the Torcllo Real Estate Company, Inc., 367 Fulton St., Brooklyn: "Our company has advertised one-family homes in The Eagle continuously. Because of exceptional results, we have completed sales of six homes in Jamaica and six in Kings County, amounting in money to $117,-300." What stronger proof is needed that homes are bring sold, and that Eagle Classified Ads are selling them? Advertise your homes and advertise them consistently for best results. Call an ad-taker now at MAin 4-6000 and charge it. man, who began the suit on Feb. 8, naming as codefend-ants Coolidge and the New York Life Insurance Company, of which the former President is a director. The former 'President was served with a summons last month at his home in Massachusetts, preparatory to the filing of a damage suit by Tebbetts. The suit was not filed however. ' Tebbetts alleged in the summons served on Coolidge that the latter, in a radio address on Oct. 6, last, damaged his reputation by cautioning the radio audience aginst insur ance agents who "offer to save money for you by replacing your policy in another company." Agent Reimbursed J. Porter Henry, counsel for Tebbetts, said that at a conference last month with Everett Sanders, Coolidge 's attorney and his secretary-while he was in the White House. Tebbetts agreed to abandon the suit against Coolidge if tiie latter would apologize and reimburse him for what he has spent in bringing the suit. Tebbets said he would continue the action against the Insurance company. "BewRre of the so-called 'Twister' and 'Abstractor,' or any agent who offers to save money for you by replacing your policy in another company." Coolidse's Explanation In his letter the former President said he was informed Tebbetts felt that the radio address "might be construed by your friends and acquaintances as reflecting upon you and the plan of insurance you are advocating. "I had no knowledge of the controversy relating to the plan of insurance you are advocating, and therefore my statements could not have had that comprehension or intent, and any such construction would be entirely incorrect. I assure you that no personal offense was intended." Si. Jolina Park ReMills FIRST RAPE -Wild Crf. 7 W. Ooer. SS7. s:!0 0, S SO. flrl; Jiwrphlne D. Ill iMtldf. M0 ond: Jimmla L.. 112 i'lvland iJ n. third. Time. 1:00 4-5 xB!u Nll. Oan L-. HifOvr. xOold'n Pau-lt. xKvFlyn Burr, n-atirv naked Alitka Liaht Nun. xRhasta Mint. Unlucky and xMont Jule alno ran. xfirld. I Needy Family Offers to Give Up 2Children Douglas Ris, Whose Ancestors Came to Amer ica in 1622,. Jobless By ISABF.M.E KEATING Douglas Rls' forehears arrived in this country in 1622 but he doesn't boast aoout it. - ,."My iaroay and X r hungrier." he said bitterly today,' "than if we'd come over In the steerage five years go." ' . , He gazed desolately out the window of his apartment at 8913 4th Ave. Eight of his nine young children played about him,' subdued by months of insufficient diets. "Two of them," Ris said, "I'll have to give up. I can't take care of them any longer. I'll give them to any one who'll feed them until I can get work." . , Harrowing Nightmare . Mrs. Ris, pallid and gaunt, broke in. "Yes, we'll have to give them "p. but only until w can get some money. I won't let anyone take them away from me for good," she said. It was last November that Ris. a short, thin, round-shouldered man. did his last job as a painter. Since then the problem of subsistence for him and his large family has been a harrowing nightmare. The Home Relief Bureau gives him $10 a week for food and $25 Please Turn to Page I Balfe Loses Point In Helen Meany Suit White Plains, March 31 (P) Justice Bleakley today refused the request of Harry R. Balfe, New York and Greenwich food broker, to transfer the separation suit by his wife, Helen Meany Balfe, Olympic diving and swimming , champion, to New York City. guest of honor and speaker at numerous other Brooklyn clubs. Aged as she is, and she says she doesn't feel old. her voice can be heard at the back on an auditorium when she gives an address. Public speaking, she asserts, Is something every club woman should study.-- "I am still spry at 86." she remarked, "because I have never stopped going. There are four flights of stairs in my house and I go up and down two or three flights several, times a day. "Once a woman ceases to be active, she grows weak. I have never had a touch of rheumatism." She started her work with wom- ,n'i nroaniraHnnt n a bririe in -iii hi., j.... n.i.i mairino i nai U VB ill ..j . a J i 1 uospiiai Danaages. "They didn't have literary clubs j or civic associations for "women , then." she explained. I Mrs. Fraser was born in Chau-1 tauqua County. committee. Amatm. n.art ftlabe - ripmrf rat. Virginia, author of the bill, an nounced the agreement this after noon. It is being undertaken, he explained, to clear up the suspicion that the opposition to the measure was organized by a small group of bankers. This small group of opponents of the measure coached witnesses who appeared before the Senate committee in opposition to the measure, according to Glass. "These witnesses testified in uxt-ually the sama words, most of them without"-Heading "the bill," Glass declared to newspapermen. . "One of the most Important witnesses," he continue!, "wasn't familiar with the provisions of the bill. He didn't know what it was all about." ' ' ' Calls Burke m Liar In announcing the plan to investigate. Glass took the occasion to call Jamese Francis Burke, Pittsburgh attorney and counsel for the Republican National Committee, "an infernal liar." Burke was one of those who testified in opposition to the bill. His testimony was given as counsel for the Pittsburgh Clearing House, and not as representative of the Republican National Committee. While Burke was testifying he and Glass' became involved in a Please Turn to Page 2 Wales Will Attend Dinner for Mellon London, March 31 (JP) The Prince of Wales will attend a dinner given by the Pilgrim Society to Andrew W. Mellon, new United States Ambassador to Great Britain, on April 14, it was announced today. Steinberg Jury Is Discharged Judge Inch, in Brooklyn Federal Court, today discharged a jury which reported, after 11 hours of deliberation, that it was unable to arrive at a verdict in the case of Jacob A. Steinberg, 73. 50 Bay 23d St., charged with defrauding the Government of some $32,000 of in come tax on profits from alleged bootlegging in 1928 and 1929. Steinberg was continued In $7,500 bail for retrial April 6. Gandhi's Daughter Gets 2 Months in Jail Surat, India. March 31 iJP) Ma-hatma Gandhi's adopted daughter Bai Laxmi. 18, an "untouchable." was sentenced to two months' imprisonment today at hard labor for activities in the civil disobedience campaign. Some of our finest citizens are blind, aiding the bootleggers." . Mrs. Scandrett, sister of the late Senator Dwlght W. Morrow, had been visiting 1-er sister. Miss Alice Morrow, in Constantinople. "Kidnaping out of revenge might happen in the old countries." she said, "but not kidnaping purely out of mercenary motives. The reason is that organized gangs here have their way." WHAT WILL A FUNERAL COST? nd for booklet B for the answer. Palrcliiid Bona. 16 Ltflfru Flaca. BrooUva. Ad. Wo hi aii 'Sure' Stolen Baby Is In Philadelphia Story She Gives Cluh-woman Causes Police to Start New Checkup Philadelphia, March 31 (P) Mrs. Walter C. Hancock, prominent clubwoman, who says she was visited by a woman who believed she had a good clue to the kidnaped Lindbergh baby, said today the investigation being conducted by Philadelphia police may take a week or two. Mrs. Hancock, the ife of a coal dealer, said she was not at liberty to give the name of the woman. "She is not sensational and has no desire to capitalize in any way on what she knows of tha case," Mrs. Hancock said. "She is certain that from the actions of certain people she knows that the baby is in Philadelphia, or nearby, at least. The detectives are running down her clues. 'Came in Good Taith' "The woman came t me In good faith and raid she knew something about the case. She explained very fully what prompted her to call me and the police were satisfied Mrs. Hancock said she would not,' Please Turn to Page 3 Man and Wife To Die in Chair j , Cortland, N. Y March 31 (Pi j R. J. Simpson, 28, and his wife, Mary Field. 22. today were convicted of first-degree murder as a result of the death of her 14-month old boy, whose mutilated body was found in a lake last September. The Simpsons were ordered taken to Sing Sing to die the week of May 16. The offender was escorted before the,.b5nch - , Wner do you think you are- in a bar room" demanded Justice I Steinbrink. "First thing we know they'll be conducting a town meeting here. Go outside and stay there until you learn how to conduct yourcii in a courtroom. The offender, unable to determine - I hnr Inn? it milri talc htm tn Ira rn I - - how to properly conduct himself, left the courtroom. Employes of vhe suing theaters gave further details of Kaplan's campaign to keep themempty. Mrs. A. E. Fraser 96, And Still an Orator Dean of Brooklyn Clubwomen Doesn't Feel Old, She Says, Adding She's Always 'On the Go' Headed Pioneer Organization Though Mrs. Amorette E. Fraser, 226 Quincy St., who is known as "the dean of Brooklyn clubwomen," celebrated her 96th birthday last Thursday, she still goes to six and eight meetings a week and often makes speeches. Mrs. Fraser was president of Court No Barroom, Declares Stcinbrink, Ejecting Smoker Greataunt of Lindbergh Jr. Blames Kidnaping on Dry Act the Women's Protective Health Association of Brook- lyn for 23 years, and a member of the Association for 36 years. It was Brooklyn's pioneer civic organization and, under Mrs. Fraser's leadership, the club made a reputation for itself in fighting for clean streets. When Mrs. Fraser resigned the presidency, because of advancing years, the club disbanded. The first Brooklyn club she joined, more than 40 years ago, was the Cambridge Club, a study club, of which she was a charter member. Other clubs to which she belongs are the Long Island Federation of Women's Clubs, the Women's Guild of Plymouth Church, the Fortnightly Library Club, Woman's Alliance of Brooklyn and the Society of New England Women. Mrs. Fraser is also frequently Blame for the kidnaping of the missing Lindbergh baby was placed upon prohibition and its lack of enforcement today by Mrs. Agnes Morrow Scandrett, great aunt of the baby, as she arrived in port on the American Export liner Exarch from the Mediterranean. Included in her baggage were Near Eastern toys she had bought for the missing child. "No home is safe," she said, "as long as the gangs can thrive on the general disrespect for law. When the trial of the moving pic- ture owners' suit for an injunction m iro.i.n-. ,,ni of ngmiH, w .." - - moving picture operators was resumed today before Justice Meier Steinbrink in Supreme Court, a nonchalant individual sitting in the center oi me aenseiy pacKea court- i room not bored bv the Droceedings - - - an1 lit a ! n-i ..tt. . - 1 - He had taken two or three soul- satisfying puffs when a court atten- dant rushed towards him and at-1 tracted Justice Steinbrink atten- Ucn. t

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