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THE WEATHER LONG ISLAHD EDITION Early Stock Prices Fair Tonight and Tomorrow. Cooler Tonight. EIGHTY-EIGHTH YEAR BROOKLYN. NEW. YORK.

FRIDAY. AUGUST 23. 1935-18 PAGES QrEENS, NASSAU, SUFFOLK SEWS ON PAGES SA, SA. TA PRICE 3 CENTS I. I 1 ti ll I II II si iix ii I it 1 lt in TV0 BANDITS Races SOLUTION IN ETHIOPIA 'ess vongn To Adjournment; 'Boy Bluebeard9 Admits 'HeHastdM In the Past Four Years Skeptical Officials On Youth's Tip at Once Drag Two Bodies From Mine Shafts.

MUST BE C0MCLU DEGLMlS MUS Few Bills Left Authorities asserted today that 3 Anglers Swept to Death By Tidal Wave in Jones Inlet Boro Man Missing After Water Deluges Boat; Survivors Tell of Horror. Point Lookout, L. Aug. today for Charles Abrano, 28, of 701 Gates Brooklyn, who was lost in a sea tragedy that cost the lives of two others late yesterday; Nearly 20 others were rescued after By United Prete, i Auburn, Aug. 23.

21-year-old i Earl Cramer, acknowledged killing 27 men ADVENTURES END ,1 ML HARRY L. BOWDOUT Jv7 1 they had been washed overboard from the deck of the fish ing boat Atlantic, in Jones Inlet, off Point Lookout. Capt H. Bowdoin, 66, Dies; Famous Treasure Hunter Whitestone Man Had Recover $6,000,000 Jewels From Merida Wreck. Baltimore, Aug.

disease has ended the spectacular salvaging career of Capt Harry Li Bowdoin, former resident of Whitestone" I- who succumbed yesterday in his Baltimore home, in his 67th year, as he was about to embark upon another expedition End of One of Longest Sessions in History Is- Due Tonight or Tomorrow. ALL OBSTACLES REMOVED White House Puts Pressure on Pending Legislation in the Final Hours. Sv R- 0. THOMPSON (United Prui Staff Correeponient) Washington, Aug. 23.

The second New Deal Congress drew' toward a close today with all major obstacles to adjournment either compromised or on the way to swift settlement. Adjournment of one of the longest sessions in history was promised for tonight or tomorrow by Administration leaders. The White House 'was putting pressure on legislative snarls such as neutrality legislation. The 74th Congress has enacted such far-reaching legislation as the Social Security program and the unprecedented 34,880,000,000 work-relief appropriation, and saw the historic Huey Long filibuster of 15 hours. Today it is in its clos ing Saturday at Last Leaders who have struggled through eight months of difficulties, often differing with the FresU dent, but working with him as a matter of party loyalty, felt Saturday night at the latest should see the end Qf the session.

The President Jammed through a victory late yesterday by obtaining House approval of a utility bill compromise, carrying a modification of the "death sentence" for holding which the House conferees previously rejected. The House vote was 219 to 142. The Senate will give prompt concurrence. The Senate did its bit toward adjournment by approving 45 to IT, the Guffey Coal Control Bill, setting up a "Little NRA" for the Industry. At' any other time than the close of a session the Guffey Bill would have caused long and aggressive debate.

The alcohol control and the gold clause measures still were in conference. It was indicated the Alcohol Bill might be dropped. A conference on the gold clause resolution' was scheduled for today. Back-Stage Picture A back-stage picture of the Con gressional situation was afforded by one prominent legislative leader vho, asked when Congress would adjourn, growled: "We're through now but we don't it." The third deficiency bill, a 393,. 000,000 measure carrying appropria tion! for the social security program and other expenses of government not previously provided for, was passed by the House yesterday and sent to the Senate.

Senator Robinson, reviewing the Congress in a speech last night, said that It had passed legislation, "the quality of which la compared to the greatest measures enacted in his. tory of our government" Reviewing the accomplished legls latlon he mentioned the social secur- tty bill, which alone, he said, stamped the session as among the most memorable of all Congresses. Robinson recalled the sustaining of the President's veto on the soldiers (Continued on Follotrtitff Pas') The Times Union Annual' Educational Number Next Sunday Announcements Of Interest To ABDUCT Ptt Seize Victims in Crowded 8th Manhattan, After Leave Bank. FORCED TO TAKE RIDE Icy Nerved Robbers Pass Scores of Police as They Make Escape With Cash. Two icy-nerved hold-up men staged a $7,000 payroll hold up today by abducting two Swift Co.

employes 75 feet from a Manhattan bank while hundreds of people passed by, drove them down to Greenwich "Village, calmly through packed traffic and past scores of policemen and abandoning their quarry on a tenement house roof. The bandits escaped with their third companion, the car driver, before the victims' could, call for aid. Robert Coons, of 1521 Jefferson a bookkeeper, and James P. Wilson, cashier for the packing house at 32 Tenth Manhattan, obtained the 17,000 payroll at the Manufacturer's Trust Branch, 14th at and Eighth Shortly after 10 A. M.

As they turned the corner of the bank two men stepped to their side and forced guns against their bodies. "Get into the car and shut up," the bandits ordered, edging them to the curb where the sedan waited. Coons and Wilson-got aboard and began a ride. While the robbers kept them covered with guns concealed In their Jacket pockets, they passed within touching distance of a score of policemen on traffic duty 1ti the area. They rode down Eighth ave.

and Into the clutter of lower Manhattan with thousands on the sidewalks oblivious to their plight At Jane and W. Third the men were taken from; the car and ordered to enter a building. Two of the bandits escorted them to the roof, where they left With the warning not to cry for help or they would be killed. i A dozen radio cars stormed Into the area when Coons and Wilson fi nally gave the alarm but the ban dits had escaped. UTILITIES BREAK Huge Blocks Thrown on Market in Fear of "Death Sen-' tehee" in Disguise.

Utilities broke in heavy turnover at the. opening on the Stock Ex change on certainty a utility bill containing "a' death sentence in disguise" would pass Congress. Utility losses ranged to points on huge initial blocks. Other sections of the list were down smaller amounts with some steels meeting support Cotton Futures Break Cotton futures crashed at the opening today in response to the reduction in the Government cotton loan from 11 cents to 9 cents a pound. October cotton opened at 1045 cents, off 83 points.

December opened at 10.40 cents. off 67 points, and then dropped to 10.30 cents. Long strings of United Corporation appeared after the opening on the Stock Exchange at declining prices. United is one of the large holding companies that would meet destruction under the so called compromise bill passed by the House last night i In the industrial section, IT. S.

Steel opened 1,000 shares at 45H, off points. Republfo was down at 18, while National opened at 66 74, up Otis Steel opened at 14tt. up Vki but later slipped back to 1ST4. Amprlcan Telephone, American Can, Kennecott, Standard of New Jersey, Montgomery Ward, General Motors, Atchison, Westlnghouse Electric, American Radiator and other leaders registered fractional losses. Trading continued active after the opening with prices declining In many sections, Bonds were steady.

The dollar firmed in most currencies. GATHERS CORN BY LADDER Brazil, Aug. IS. The corn Is so tall on Guy Anderson's farm that ho uses a ladder to reach the ears. Ho brought a 16-foot stalk to town.

The ears are about, 14 inchoa long- IN BIG TURNOVER NEUTRALITY BILL CERTAIN TO PASS III HOUSE TODAY Roosevelt Clears Way for Con gress to Adopt Resolution to Keep U. S. Out of War. Washington, Aug. 23.

President Roosevelt's support cleared the way for speedy completion of Con gressional action on neutrality leg. isiation designed to keep the United States out of a European war. A substitute measure for the Senate-approved bill, under which an arms embargo would be Imposed on munitions shipments to warring nations until February 29, was re ported to the House late yesterday by the Foreign Affairs Committee. Chairman Sam D. McReynoIds, of the committee, satd the substitute measure was acceptable to President Roosevelt and to Senator Gerald P.

Nye, N. sponsor of the Senate measure. Its speedy passage was virtually assured. A Partial Victory The substitute was only a partial victory for the anti-war profits and neutrality bloc In the Senate, which wished to make a mandatory arms embargo in case war breaks out aboard a permanent policy of this government President Roosevelt was under- (Continued on Following Page) GiraiED Tl Police Believe Lottie Oblessel, 344 Howard Plunged to Death From Roof. The body of lS-year-old Lottie Oblessel was found outside the apartment house in which she lived at 124 Howard early to day and although police at first thought her death was suspicious, the official listing later ascribed death to an accidental plunge from the roof of the four-story building.

The young girl's body was found lying face downward In a space be tween a 40-foot high billboard and the brick wall of the apartment house. Her legs had been broken, her chest crushed and there was a small, round hole In her, forehead. Say She Fell From Hoof Deputy Chief Inspector Bracket and Capt. Scheldeler, In charge of the district's detectives, led the first police to the scene, but after ques tlonlnsr' members of the girl's fain ily they Joined Dr. Ruger, assistant medical examiner, In the belief that the girl had fallen from the root The girl had left her home at P.

M. to take her customary half- hour's walk after dinner, according to the stories of her father, Max, and her sister, Estelle, 19. She sometimes went to the root in the hot weather to get some air. When Lottie did not return home by midnight, her family notified DOlIce of the Liberty Ave. Station.

who started an intensive search of the neighborhood. But at 7:30 A. M. today, Jack Sweddler. who lives on the second floor of the apartment house, saw the rlrl'a body from his window He notlficed police and an ambu lance surgeon from St Marys hos.

pital said the girl was beyond aid. Had No Troubles Dr. Ruger's examination showed that she had not been attacked and the injuries that brought death probably were suffered when she accidentally plunged over the three-foot parapet on the building root Lottie was in excellent health, had no trouble in heart affairs and had a good Job as a bookkeeper for a nrooKlyn laundry firm. The body was taken to Kings County Morgue for autopsy later toaay, MAN, 62, HANGS SELF Louis Lips. 63.

of 74 South Fourth it.) was found hanging by a rope from a transom between the living room and a bedroom of his noma last night, according to the police, who recorded the death as a suicide. Ho was dead when Dr. Lanes of Et Catherine's Hospital arrived. Lips had been despondent over lack of employment. He was dis covered by his daughter, Mm.

Bea trice JaruU. i BODY DISCOVERED HEAR A INT Duce in Exclusive Interview Says Weapon Must Be Re-. -moved From Italy's Back. MENACE FOR 40 YEARS "Situation Worse and Worse" He Asserts, "Treaty, of Friendship By ED KEEN fKurojicaa Via President of tht United Prtu) (Copyright, iUS, in A.U Countritt fty United Preu) Rome, Aug. solution of the Ethiopian problem must be something radical and conclusive," Premier Benito Mussolini declared today.

"Ethiopia cannot continue as a weapon a modern weapon, not an ancient lance pointed at Italy's back." With these words, spoken deliberately but emphatically and with flashing eyes, II Duce, on the eve of his departure for northern Italy to attend the most exhaustive military maneuvers since the World War, concluded an hour's interview In which he discussed with much, frankness Italy's position In East Africa, her motives and alms and justification for her course of action. It was the first detailed newspaper interview he has granted since the Abyssinian situation became acute. A Picture of Health Mussolini received me in the huge salon which he uses for an office in the historic Palazzo Vene-ia, Just from, the tomb of Italy's unknown soldier. Wearing civilian clothes a cream-colored single-breasted suit a loosely woven silk shirt of soft beige, a dark blue and white striped tie and white shoes he met me half-way down the room and led me to a desk at the further end. Deeply-bronzed, he is a picture of perfect health and bounding vitality.

When I remarked on his cheerful appearance In the face of such compelling problems as the peace of the world and Italian-Abyssinian relations, he put his hands high, threw back his head and said: "In my spirit at this moment lies my strength." Then he added laughingly: I have Just been swimming like a fish." 40 Tears of Hostility As the Premier talked in excel lent English, I recalled our first meeting seven Tears ago when he had just begun learning the language. When I told him the object of my visit to Rome was to obtain first-hand information con cerning Italy's purposes and the reasons for them, about which the world at large and particularly America, is puzzled and to a considerable degree critical, Mussolini said: "For the past 40 years, Ethiopia has been hostile towards Italy. In order to avoid friction, we tried to come to an understanding-with her and In we signed a treaty of friendship which she has since consistently disregarded. "The situation has become worse and worse. She has attacked our soldiers, killed our officials and civilians and has been preparing an army to attack us.

"We have therefore decided to take precautionary measures and for this reason I have sent our soldiers to our colonies of Eritrea ana Somaliland. "I am not an enemy of any race, but I insist that Italian rights be respected by every race. That Is what we intend to do In Ethiopia." "Does the policy now being pursued by Italy in East Africa endanger the Stresa front (between Italy, Britain and France) and the present European equilibrium 7" I asked. "I cannot believe, he replied, "that Italy's action In which partakes of a purely local and Colonial character, can influenceas la asserted in some quartersthe development of the policy of European collaboration, to which it has given and is still disposed to give, entire adherence. Unlike Other Operations "What could endanger the Strp front and present European equilibrium would be the attltudo ot those wishing to ignore the abso.

lute necessity of Italy's safety and expansion, and to create artificially a legend of perils to Europe would result from a Colonial cam. palgn. "These operations of ours dif for In no way from the various military operations which other Colon in I powers have conducted" In nr. i Africa. It Is necessary to ellinm' the firemen who would sork spread the flames." Here Mussolini op-n4 a In album lying on his d-sk.

It 4 (Continued on f'ollnwing called the "Boy Bluebeard," in a period of four years. Two bodies were recovered Ira- mediately from the water-filled shafts of abandoned mines In the high sierras near Emigrant Gap. Search of other shafts was under way. It may be weeks before all can' be searched. After Cramer made the newest of a Series of confessions, secrecy was clapped down by officials.

Deputy Sheriff A. Buryea and other deputies asserted he had confessed killing 27 men. District Attorney L. I. Sparks said he had not "an official concerning mass homicide.

The suspect was undergoing a severe questioning. Bodies Recovered On Cramer's information authorities dragged the bullet riddled and ax hacked body of John Kenneth, 65, from an old mine shaft filled with 60 feet of water. The body of John Thomas Mangan, 17, was found in a shaft nearby. Cramer first had confessed killing Mangan. Later he confessed killing Kenneth.

Still later he confessed four additional slayings, (Continued PoUoviing Pane) Organized Company to 23. A fatal attack of heart liner Merida 50 miles off the U.S. SCRUTINIZES Secret Inquiry Is Launched With View to Formulating Credit Policies. Bu RICBARD I GR1DLEY (Copyright, mi, VMU4 Prtn) Washington, Aug. tl.

The Administration plans a secret inquiry into bank accounts of wealthy Americans In formulating national credit policies. Selected banks throughout the country have been asked to cooperate In the study and to make their records available to Federal examiners. Whether the proposed scrutiny of private financial activities Is a part of the Administration's redis tribution of wealth and income program could not be learned. It was believed significant In some Quarters that the figures might supply Important data for the Governments financial plans, although one- Federal Reserve of ficial minimized the importance of the survey. -The survey Is believed the Idea of Federal Reserve Board Governor Marriner 8.

Eccles. wealthy former Utah banker. He is known to have liberal views regarding a more equitable distribution of Income and wealth. The inaulrr Is to be conducted by the Federal Reserve Board. At the outset It is to cover the years (Continued on FoUowint Poet) and they can't figure what to City Commissioner William F.

Casey would like to give the city workers steady five-day week em ployment but he would have to discharge 60 or 76 of them to make steady jobs for the others he doesn't want to do that Oeorge R. Swinton, district director of the WPA, satd his men must be picked from the ERA rolls but men who voluntarily quit city Jobs would be Ineligible. Now the men are wondering if they can't get fired" by the city and apply lor trie ifiA i BANK OF THE WEALTHY 20 Are Rescued When 23. Search was continued Imperial Committee Meets to Carry" Out Program Out-: lined by Cabinet By United Tnu. London, Aug.

22. A meeting of the Imperial Defense Committee, described as of extreme importance was held today at historic No, 10 Downing Street a direct sequel to yesterday's Cabinet meet ing on the Italian-Ethiopian crisis. It was believed the meeting was convened to discuss naval, mill- tary and aerial preparations to safeguard the empire in -the event of complications in the dispute. now a national emergency. The significance of today's ex traordinary session of the Defense Committee was emphasized when it was authoritatively revealed that the Cabinet delegated fuU powers to the committee to act it deemed beet in event of emergency.

It was further learned the Cab inet has decided to seek French mediation in odrer to obtain a pledge that Italy will refrain from launching its war Deiore tne League Council meeting Sept 4. The latter move confirmed Brit ain's determination to demand firm League action. The Cabinet Has envisaged these moves at Geneva in the event Italy makes war on Ethiopia: (1) To exhaust all diplomatic means to halt hostilities; (2) To enforce economic sanctions against the aggressor (2) To sever relations with the aggressor, including recall of Ambassadors, and (4) To consult with the Powers concern ing military sanctions. French Intellectuals Score MussolinTs War Paris, 23. A manifesto signed by 1,000 French Intellectu als, denouncing "Mussolini's War" and calling on the League of Na tions to prevent the Invasion of Ethiopia was launched today.

It la to be circulated In Great Britain and other countries In hope of providing mass pressure on diplomats when the League Council meets Sept 4. The manifesto was started by the Vigilance Committee of antl-Fascist intellectuals, consisting largely of university professors and writers. It follows closely on a quickly suppressed demonstration of colonial negroes here in protest against Italy's threatened attack. Activities to prevent war in Af rica seemed of no effect on the Government while it sought first to prevent the war, and secondly to prevent the break-up of the Lea gue on which its whole foreign policy is based. FAIR AND COOL WAVE TO REMAIN AWHILE Heavy Showers Break Ten Day Heat Spell.

Fair tonight and tomorrow, with lower temperatures tonight was the cheerful forecast Issued by the Weather Bureau today, following the breaking of a ten-day heat wave by heavy showers. The tem perature at 10 A. M. was 86, hav ing risen only three degrees since 7:20. The bureau had not com pleted observations that would justify a prediction as to how long the cool weather will last The drop In temperature brought by the showers followed a rise to 83 degrees yesterday, six degrees above normal for that date.

The high mark was reached at 3 P. rising from 73, the temperature at 5:30 A. M. The hottest Aug. 22 was reported in 1918, when the mercury rose to 94.

The coolest occurred In 1923, when the temperature was i. FRAMES PLANOFDEFENS EVEN OFWAR Detective William Vaughn; of the Merrick Police Precinct said today investigation had convinced authorities there had been contributory negligence and they were satisfied that the tragedy was the result of an "unavoidable accident" The Atlantic which Is a large craft was returning to Its dock at the Sea Breeze Hotel, In Freeport, with a fishing party numbering about 45 persons, when, at the bar, near the entrance to Jones Inlet, separating this place from Jones Beach, it was struck by a wave which Capt Thomas Carman, the boat's master, later described as the largest he had even seen. -'f Estimates Differs It broke over the stern, tilting the craft to such an angle that it appeared about to turn over, and washed some of the passengers overboard, as well aa much of the equipment of the boat Reports differ as to the number of fishermen who were washed overboard. Capt Carman gave the number as IS; the Coast Guard reported that there were 20 of them, while survivors of the accident estimated the number at about 25. Those drowned were Mrs.

Grace Gegenhelmer, 45, of 13 Pine st, Baldwin, and T. Augustus Herlett 55. of 78-15 85th st- Ulendale. The bodies of the two drowned were taken to Short Beach life saving and later removed to an undertaker's parlors in Free- port Abrano, the missing man, be lieved drowned, was a barber and lived with his father. There Is a barber shop on the ground floor of the building at that address, with a sign reading: "Abrano Brothers" on the window, and the family have living quarters in the rear.

Abrano was known to be a good swimmer. He left home at 7 o'clock yesterday morning to spend the day fishing. Two Victims Revived 1 Two of those rescued had to be revived after being taken from the water. They were: Mrs. Anna Wolff, of 2889 Coddlngton the Bronx, and Charles Drafus, of 26 Frost Lawrence, L.

After members of the Coast Guard had revived them, they were taken on the Atlantic to the Coast Guard station, at Short Beach, where they were treated by a physician. They were then taken The giant wave appeared to awal- (Continuti Follencing Pace) RELIEF MAN'S SKULL -BROKEN IN FIGHT Workers Clash in Pay Line-up at Boro Quarters. William Davis, 47, colored, of 225 West 134th Manhattan, a plasterer who has been working on PWA projects, received a skuU fracture late yesterday when knocked down by an unidentified white man in the hallway on the second floor of the Brooklyn Municipal Building. Davis and his assailant were among 2,000 PWA and CWA workers who were lined up in the hall way, waiting to receive $13 checks which were being paid to such workers In Room 202, which Is the office oi the Bureau or Taxes ana Assessments. When, it was announced that no more payments would be made for the day, and that the men should return today for their checks there was a surge toward the room, those at the head of the line hoping to get in before the doors were closed.

Davis, who was about tenth in line, was jostled by the unidentified white man. ana when ne remon strated the man struck him on the jaw. The negro fell to the floor and his head struck against the tiling, fracturing his The colored man's assailant bolted downstairs and disappeared, and Davis was taken to Cumberland Hospital. WOMAN DIES IN BATH Mrs. Eva Maslln, 63.

of 10 Rut gers Manhattan, died yesterday of a heart attack while in Schu-mer's Baths on West 21st at, Coney Island. Mrs. Maslln went to Coney Island 1 with her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Tillls. Mrs.

TUlis went to the steam room en the floor above the hot baths and when she re turned found her mother uncon sclous. A call was sent to the police and Emergency Squad 11 responded under Sergeant Aslp. With the co operation of a physician the police men worked over the woman for nearly an hour, but were unable to revive her. TREASURY BALANCE Washington, Aug. 22.

Government expenses and receipts for the current fiscal year to Aug. 21 follow: Expenses, receipts. $515,851,784.90: deficits, cash balance, $1,. 651, 506,270. J5.

to the grave of the Ward Virginia Capes. Capt Bowdoin, who formerly lived at 149-J1 19th White-stone, had planned to leave for as organizer of a company which hoped to recover $6,000,000 in gold and jewels from the strongbox of the Merida, said to be lying in 210 feet of Less than two years ago Capt Bowdoin, by means a specially constructed diving suit, succeeded in reaching the vessel and recovering from it a safe which proved to be empty after many claimants had appeared as descendants of Maximilian and Carlotta, ill-fated Emperor and Empress of Mexico, whose crown jewels were believed to be on the Capt. Bowdoin turned the safe over to the Government pending a decision regarding the claims. When it was found to contain nothing, the most disappointed claimant was a London fish peddler named William Brightwell, who had asserted that he was the long lost son of the late Emperor and Empress. i Only a year ago last winter Capt Bowdoin conducted an expedition to the Caribbean in an effort to recover $16,000,000 in gold believed to be in the treasure chests of two ancient Spanish galleons which had been rotting for two centuries off the coast of Venezuela.

He hoped also to find new pearl beds near Margarita Island. The Merida expedition, however, was Capt Bowdoin's most notable venture, as he was the first of six salvagers to reach the vessel. Just before he died he expressed confidence that he would recover the ship's treasure chest which had proved too heavy to be moved on his first expedition. He was depending for success on improvements he had made in his "robot" diving suit which weighed 1,400 pounds yet could easily be managed at great depths under water by virtue of the opposition of the water pressure to gravity. A valuable accessory was a pres sure-proof observation tank It feet high, which tne captain usea in sub-oceanio preliminary LINCOLN FIELDS MUTUELS Three Races Five Races Paid Seven Races Paid.

Workers in Atlantic City Trying to Lose City Jobs Parents and Students Atlantic City, N. Aug. 23. -Numerous workers on Regarding the lt Leading jj Educational the city payroll are on a spot do about it They'd like to get transferred some way to the Emergency Relief Administration rolls and get Works Progress Administration jobs at better wages. If they quit the city jobs they become ineligible for wrA.

There are some 200 men on the city They route the work and the a day wage comes so Irregularly that the men estimate they nverago $1 a day. On the WPA they could get $4 a day every work day, rain or sW'je. i Institutions Times- Union Ads Are Read In 100,000 Homes 14 11.

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