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3 M2 BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, NEW YORK, MONDAY', NOVEMBER 24, 1930. Hubbell, Firm Wrecker, Gets i, .,5 to 10 Years Court Refuses Leniency, ' 11? Te I raii; turn nonuer , of Widows and Poor Charles C. Hubbell of Garden City, former head of the Long - island Commercial Discount Oor- .poration, who pleaded guilty to a first degree grand larceny charge last month before Justice Lewi L. Fawcett In Nassau Supreme Court. -was sentenced today by the same trJudge In Brooklyn Supreme Court to not less than Ave years nor more than 10 years in Sing Sing Prison .-Xor the financial wrecking of the -corporation. -. . Justice Fawcett, In passing sen-r tence, declared that he was lmpos--.Jng the maximum penalty because -f'you are not entitled to leniency."' tJHe said that Hubbell had robbed widows and poor persons unable to stand losses. He asserted that he had also been informed Hubbell had been one of the principals In the wrecking of an Ohio Orm. Had Promised Restitution Hubbell had entered a motion for lengthy postponement of his sen-. tence when he pleaded to the lar- - ceny charge on Oct. 23. He said he t desired to make restitution through . helping the stockholders make a : comeback in operating the corpora- lion. He said nothing when sentenced. ..j.-Xubbell'g guilty plea was to the ..-specific charge of making a $750 heck payable from the discount ; corporation to the defunct Francene t Corporation in August, 1929. It was Ifone of a series drawn by Hubbell J;from the corporation and which were contended to total more than $110,000 of the discount corpora- tion's funds, v. , -Realtor's Home d Robbed; Police . Make No Report :JCoat and PorketbooKt Missing After Party in Praver Apartment Another Instance of failure to (.."enter a robbery on Police Department records was disclosed today to . the Eagle when Sam Praver, promi-.. Bent Jamaica realtor, of the Brunswick Praver Company, Jamaica, said that a mink coat valued at $2,500 and several pocketbooks were taken from his home on Saturday report of the robbery was made at the Parkville precinct, it was learned today, although Praver said police were notified and a detective sent to investigate. According to Praver, who lives at 1230 E. 12th St., Platbush. he and his wife entertained some 12 guests Saturday night. The coat belonging to Mrs. Praver had been brought home from a Brooklyn department store in the afternoon and placed In a closet with a shawl over It. When the ioss was discovered , several hours after the party had broken up, the shawl was still on the hanger. A key to the closet which had been left under the rug before the closet door was found in the driveway of the home, tosether with trinkets taken from the pocket books. Prnvr RfliH it. annenreri that en trance to the house had been gained by removing a screen from a window lacing the driveway. Ware Gets Suspended Term in Auto Killing Mineola, L. I.. Nov. 24 Fred C. Ware. 32. real estate broker, of 337 Bedell St.. Frerport, who pleaded RUllty to a second decree manslaughter charge following the death of his partner Edward Bulllvan, In n automobile collision on Aug. 21. was given a suspended sentence of from five to 10 years in Sing Sing by Judse Lewis J. Smith in the Nassau County Court today. Judfre Smith in sentencing the Freeport real estate man placed him on probation for two years. He warned Ware that should he be brought into court on an intoxica- Tiiion chnrc,e the sentence would be tmit Into effect. "Holiday Cookery" Will be the subject of a most timely and helpful talk at the Eagle Home Guild at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon bv Mi$$ RUTH SNYDER of the H. J. Heinz Company. Miss Snyder is an entertaining speaker and housewives will find her talk very much worth while. All are invited. 'A coupon of admittance will be found in Tuesday's F.aglo. i; Snlr n addition to the viriout rveric,fi nd refreih-menti regularly strvcJ with- t! lout charge to Home (iuild guesti, before and liter the afternoon procrjmt, "Bokir" coffee is now being served it thr'AW booth. l, Michael Filosa WALKING IN SLEEP, MAN SLAYS ONE AND WOUNDS TWO - Continued From Page 1 her daughter In an unconscious con dition. Fllesa appeared dazed when he was arraigned on a charge of homi cide In Homicide Court before Magistrate Healy this morning. He was held without bail for hearing next Monday. Fllesa shrugged his shoulders and muttered that he cared little when his case came up. Remembers Nothing Before Filosa was taken over to Manhattan lineup he was ques tioned for several hours by Assistant District Attorney Bernard Becker.. Becker sapid that after checking up on the young man's habits he was satisfied that Filosa either suffered from a nightmare or was the victim of a temporary aberration, the nature of which puzzled him. The young man said he had gone to the movies Saturday night, had come home and gone to sleep and did not remember anything until his mother's agonized voice brought him to his senses and he discovered the razor in his hand. No III Feeling Found Becker disclosed that he could find not traces of Ill-feeling between Filosa and his half brother and half sister. As far as he could discover, the young man was hardworking and respectable. "Apparently this man has never been in trouble in his life," said Becker. ' "So far as we can learn he has never quarreled with anyone. He rushed out to get medical attention and help for the victims." Police said that the first words of Filosa were "I must have done it, but l don't remember a thing about it." Moscow Sets Stage For Trial of 8 Foes Moscow, I7ov. 24 yP) Eight men accused of plotting ith "capitalist" Powers to overthrow the Soviet Government are to lace trial in the House of Columns tomorrow, but they have been virtually convicted already and hundreds of resolutions demanding the death sentence have been forwarded to the court from all sections of the Republic. The proceedings are to be broadcast and accommodations have been provided in the courtroom for staffs of foreign correspondents. Thousands of one-day tickets have been issued, so that workers might alternate In hearing the trial. The Soviet Supreme' Court and the Commissar of Police have named Poincare and Briand of France, England's "Lawrence of Arabia" and the outstanding statesmen and financiers of half a dozen nations as parties to the anti-Soviet "plot." E. P. Sheldon Dies; j Printing Press Expert Edward P. Sheldon of 400 Argyle Road, who was for 50 years connected with the printing press firm j of R. Hoe & Co., died Saturday at j his home. He was the inventor of a number of improvements on I printing presses and worked with JR. Hoe, the founder of the printing press firm. He was born in I Massachusetts 74 years ago, and ' leaves his son, Edward LeRoy Shel-j don. Services will be held tonight ' at 8 o'clock at his late home. Pilsudski Is Victor In Polish Elections Warsaw, Nov. 24, tity-Marshal Pil sudski, whote party won a major-1 ity in the lower house of the Polish ! Diet last week, today emerged from the Senate elections with safe two-thirds majority of 78 seats. All the '. opposition parties except the Na-' tiorjal Democrats, who gained three seats, lost heavily, Pllsudskl's supporters, who held only 48 rests before the election. ' took seventeen I from the Centro-Radlcals, six from I the Ukrainians, two from the Ger-, man minority and four from the Christian Democrats. Miss Julia A. Meeker Dies in California Miss Julia A. Meeker, a member of one of Brooklyn's best known families, died yesterday in her home in Pasadena, Cal. Her father was the late Samuel M. Meeker, one of the founders atid a former president of the Williamsburg!) Pavings Bank, and her mother was the late Jane E. Meeker, who riled lust December at the age of lna. Ml' s Meeker was I blrn In Brooklyn and resided here I until the death of hrr father In 1891, when he and her mother snd sister went to Pafadena to live. She is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Ell-rabeth Bugbee snd Miss Anna L. Meeker and two brothers, S. M. Meeker, first ylee president of the Wtlllsmahorth Ravines Rnnk snd rrank It. Meeker. Funeral srrsnre- ATTACKS FAMILY k fx ; Progress Drive Nets $3 1,4 10 i Appeal Papers On Biggest Day Drawn by City Total U Now $9.,3.0,Writ Not Yet Served in Cliamher Campaign by Taxpayer Ausert -2 Days Work Ahead 300,000 Ride on Lines The largest day's contributions to I Independent bus operators and the All-Brooklyn ProgTess Movement i city officials won another brief re- of the Brooklyn Chamber of Com merce since the drive started to raise $250,000 were reported at today's luncheon of the campaign workers held in the Hotel St. George. The day s total was $34,-440, making the aggregate so fsr $93,340. Nearly $25,000 of the latest contributions was reported by Frederick L. Cranford, chairman of the working capital fund. William Kennedy Jr., chairman of the drive, who presided, and Howard Calvin, field director, urged the workers to concentrate their efforts in the two remaining days so as to put the drive over the top by next Wednesday. Steady Increase in Gifts Mr. Calvin, In an Inspirational talk to the workers, pointed out that, although the goal has not yet reached the half-way mark, there has been a steady increase since the drive started, as businessmen snd other Brooklyn residents bees me convinced that the movement was intended for the benefit of Brooklyn as a whole. The Chamber has set its goal of a quarter of a million dollars so that, with that in hand, it may launch on several projects to increase business in Brooklyn and wipe out unemployment. A final concentrated drive by the workers, he said, would bring the amount needed. ALLEN, WAGNER PLEAD GUILTY IN L. I. BANK FRAUD Continued From Page 1 purchase of the property at 3705 Grand Ave., Long Island City out of which the defendants stole $8,750 more of the bank's money. "This second parcel was bought for $50,000, a pool recount the defendants maintained in the bank being drawn upon. It was overdrawn, as a matter of fact, as the account didn't have $50,000 in it at the time. This pool account was maintained by the defendants for the purpose of speculating In bank stocks. "Instead of charging the bank the $50,000 that was all it should have had to pay, the bank was charged $58,750. The $56,750 was paid into the defendants' pool account. "We now arrive at what I deem the strongest point In the Government's ease. We are going to show' you that a couple of years after these transactions Government investigators, going over the books of the bank, told the defendants: Agreed to Repay Money "'Here, you fellows, you'ye stolen the bank's money.' "They said, 'All right, we'll pay it bade.' "And they did." . Arthur D. Blauvelt present cashier of the bank, was the first witness called. Singer had him identify a sucoession of ledgers, individual account sheets and documents. They then were Introduced for identification. Judge Galston overruling the objections of the corps of defense counsel Meier Steinbrink, former Federal Commissioner William J. Wilson, former Special Sessions Judge Robert B. Johnstone and Harold M. Kennedy. As the trial proceeds, Singer will en deavor to have the exhibits admitted to evidence, so that they may be submitted to the jury when the latter receives the case from the Court at the conclusion of testi mony. Ongaro Got $20,000 Ongaro. stocky, florid, with b'.atk hair and a small mouth, was the second witness. He said he was 30 years old and had been employed by a succession of banks in various capacities from his graduation from college at the age of 22. He said he had gone to the Long Island National from a bank In Astoria at the request of Wagner. Except Bel-brecht, whom he then met for the first time, he said he had known all of the defendants "r.ll my life. ' Early in his examination, ongaro answered affirmatively to a question from Singer as to whether he bad pleaded guilty to stealing money from the Long Island National. The offense to which Ongaro did so plead, on Oct. 10 last, was the issuance of a false financial statement regarding the condition of the bank on Dee. 31. 1928. "How much would you say you stole from the Long Island National Bank in all?" Singer asked. "About $20,000," Ongaro replied. "Did you pay any of 11 back?" "No. sir." Minutes of a board of directors' meeting on Oct. 11, 1927, that au thorized purchase of the 3701 Grand Ave. uroperty, now occupied by the bank, were next Identified by Ongaro. Former Commissioner Wilson, who Is counsel for six of the eight remaining defendants, objected to their introduction Into evidence. The ground on which Wilson based his objection wa.s that the Indictment alleges the bank took title to the property "on or' about Oct.' 1, 1927." When Judge Galston overruled the objection. Singer smiled with satisfaction. The minutes are Important to sustain the Government's contention that the defendants were acting In their official capacl ties when they acquired the prop ' erty and that charging a $34,000 proH when title waa passed con stituted theft of bank funds. Brooklyn n i $ it Chamber of Commtrc. Have you $ubtcribd? Bus Injunction spite today from the injunction to drive buses off the streets. Joseph M. Lonrrgan, rounsel for Stanley Bob art of 51 Chambers St., Manhattan, who brought the action as a taxpayer, said he had been unable to get the papers ready for service. He said he had sent to Queens for the certified copies necessary for service upon Plant and Structures Commissioner Albert Goldman, but they had not arrived up to about 1 o'clock. "As soon as they reach here they will be placed in the hands of process servers," he added. "Of course, they will be served at the convenience of the city officials, and if It is late today when the papers reach here It is probable that they will not be served until tomorrow morning." 310.000 Depend on Buses . It as explained that this was to give tne city opportunity to go into court to seek stay on the same day the writ becomes effective. The principal ground on which the city will seek a stay, it was learned, will be the Inconvenience to the public if the lines are halted abruptly with no substitute. The Court w.ll be told that approximately 300.000 persons who have been depending upon the lines daily to travel to and from business will be discommoded, while It will take between three and four months to comply with the legal technicalities necessary to enfranchise lawful lines. It was learned today that the Independent operators will not halt their lines until ordered to do so by the city. According to their leirnl advisers the contempt penalty will not apply to them. City Rushes Appeal The writ 1 drawn only against the city officials, who will be in contempt if they fail to make the ouses quit but apparently the bus operators mav keep running with impunity until the police, on orders of the city government, take action, At the Corporation Counsel's of fice It was learned that the appeal papers had been prepsred and were ready to be rushed before the Ap pellate Division the minute the injunction writ was served. PROSECUTOR TOOK $20,000 BRIBES IN WOMEN'S COURT Continued From Pace 1 He went from $1,300 a year In 1918 to $2,950 in 1924. Tells ef Inheritances Most of the $70,000 that Kresel showed the witness was entitled to was accounted for by Inheritance from his mother and sister, which was Invested in mortgages nad bonds. Weston said that he was married, but Is separated from his wife, and pays her $34 a month. Before calling Weston. Kresel quizzed Magistrate Bilbermann on his appointment and his duties as one of the four Jurists alternating In Women's Court. SUbermann declared that his appointment by former Mayor Hylan in 1920 came at a time when he was not seeking the office. Hearing Late in Starting The hearing started an hour and a quarter behind the scheduled time. Kresel made a brief preliminary statement that he has been sifting evidence relative to magis trates since Sept. 29 last and that a "great deal of material haa been gathered at the private hearings." Magistrate SUbermann was then called to the stand. Tall and sin gular, with black, bushy eyebrows In contrast to his thin white hair and an aquiline nose, the Jurist presents an air of severity. He wore a double-breasted blue suit, a soft white shirt and blue tie, and leaned back In his chair with his chin cupped in his hand. Former Broeklynila The Magistrate testified that he was born in June, 1877, and lived in Brooklyn, at 857 Putnam Ave., until 1905. Then he moved to the Bronx, the scene of his political career. SUbermann testified he was first appointed to the' bench on Jun. 2, 1920, by former Mayor Hylan, He served 14 or 15 "consecutive appointments" as a temporary magistrate. Then the Mayor appointed him to a vacancy until June, 1922, and then Bilbermann received a full 10-year appointment from Hylan. Prior to this, in 1908 and 1909, SUbermann was an Assemblyman from the Bronx. Kresel then took up the questioning. Q Who was the leader of your district A. There were two leaders, Etment J. McGulre and Thomas O'Neill. Arthur H. Murphy was county leader. Tells of Appointment Q. Will you tell us all you know about vnur annolntment? A. The night of jRn. 1, 19:i, I was return Boy. 12, Spurns Father to Stay With Mother and Grandmother Francis Morra, .12, who has been living with his grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Caputo of 91-28 184th St., Hollls, and his mother, Sarah, since the separation of his parents six years ago, today chose to remain with them against the offer and demand of his father to have the boy with him and his .second wife. Francis came before Supreme Court Justice Burt Jay Humphrey In the Querns Supreme Court, Jamaica, to announce the decision lft hw tb vvir, Inr him to make. Report Duce Grooms Eddcfs Falher-uuLaw as Successor Lugano, Switzerland, Nor. 24 (Py Reports reaching Italian political circles here are that Premier Mussolini is momentarily expected to nominate Count Costanzo Ciano, Minister of Communications, as Vice Premier, thus indicating his successor In the event that he should pass from the political scene. Simultaneously, it is said. Count Ciano will assume the portfolios of Wsr and Navy, thus combining under himself more power than any other Minister except Mussolini. Count Ciano Is the father of Count Galeazzo Ciano, now Italian Consul General in Shanghai, who In? home at 11 p.m. I was met by my brother, Milton, while coming home. He said my father had received a phone call from Mr. Murphy, and that Mr. Murphy asked where he could locate me. He said Mayor Hylan wanted to swear me In as a temporary Magistrate that afternoon, and then told me I was to go to the Mayor's office at City Hall the next morning. Q. Was that news to :'ou? A. The first Intimation I had had of it. Q. You had spoken to nobody? A. To no one. Q. It was a case of the office seeking the man. then? (Kresel lifted his eyebrows.) A. Well, If you put It that way. Q. Had you spoken to Murphy about this? A. Not In six years. Turned Down In 1914 In 1914, the witness narrated, Magistrate Sholts was elected Surrogate In the Bronx. Then. Silverman said, he sought out Murphy and asked to be recommended for Sholtz Job. Murphy, ne said, told him "Nothing doing." Q. Do you know why you were appointed? A. Well, I was active In politics and served the party. When Breen died in June, 1921, Sllbermann was named to sit the balance of his term. Q. Did you ask Mr. Murphy to recommend you for this? A. I did not see Mr. Murphy. Here Kresel read from Sllber-mann's testimony before the closed hearings In which the witness said I he had seen Murphy. Magistrate "Gsnfused" "That was mistake. I was probably confused." said Bilbermann. When, in 1922, he sought a full term appointment, Bilbermann testi fied, he "saw my dearly beloved leader, James W. Brown, and asked him to see Secretary of State Flynn, the present leader, who had Just succeeded Murphy, to recommend me for a full 10-year term." Q. Did Mr. Brown see Mr. Flynn? A. He did. Q. And so all you did for your position was to see Mr. Brown once? A. That is all. 8llbermann sat slumped forward in his chair, his hands plunged dep In his pockets and staring ahead. Kresel changed his tack and aiked if the Jurist had "specialized" on the bench. Bilbermann said he didn't like to put it that way. but explained that he divided the work of the Women's Court with three colleagues. ' Q. Do you like it? A. No. Q. But you asked for the assignment? A. I did not. Q. Did you not ask Chief Magistrate Corrlgan? A. That's the only time " Kresel broke In here to assert he hsd been Informed Silbermsnn asked to be assigned to the Women's Court. Silbermsnn declared he had only asked Corrlgan if he should stay there. U Percent Without Counsel After shouting. "I don't know!" four times, Bilbermann finally estimated that 80 percent of the women defendants in the court art not represented by counsel. 4. You take more Interest In the court than the other Judges, don't you? A. Oh, I don't know Kresel read a report showing Silbermsnn disposed of 32 percent of the cases in 1921, Magistrates Norris and Renaud. 21 percent each; Mag Ul rate Smith, 13 percent, and other magistrates 13 percent. Names "Rig Three Silbermsnn then named the lawyers with the largest practice In the Women's Court. The Jurist named Abraham Cobb, Emanuel Busch and Joseph Aronsteln as the "big three." He then named James Mayer, Philip Rusk In and two others by the names of Kstlin ar.d Duffy. until two years ago, said Silver- mann, the eases were presented by Deputy Assistant District Attorney John C. Weston. He has been succeeded by Joshua Egglesteln. Q Was Weston a, lawyer? A. He had been a process-server. I understood he was, though. Quia Women's Prosecutor That was all for 8llbermsnn, and Weston, a younil&h appearing middle-aged man with a gray mustache and wearing a striped black business suit, was called. He told of going to law school, selling Jewelry and being truant officer before landing the District Attorney's office In 1911 as a process server at $1,320 a year. Weston gave his address as $89 St. Nicholas Ave., Manhattan. Weston got up to $1,400 In 1919 and In 1921, while Alfred J. Talley was acting District Attorney, be said, he received the assignment to prosecute cases In the Women's Court. In 1924 his salary was advanced to $2,950 the "top" lor Droress servers. Did you nave any money oi your - own during this time?" Kresel ssked The lad said he had been happy with his grandmother and mother, and pleaded against being taken away front them. His father. John, who several years ago received an Enoch Aruen divorce and remarried, attempted to force the grandmother and mother to release their custody by asking for a writ of habeas corpus. Mrs Caputo and the first Mrs. Morra opposed the action, and Justice Humphrey placed the selection of a home In f,ht hands of the fought-for child. married the Premier's daughter, Edda. It is recalled that Mussolini on the occasion of the last attempt made against his life said that all such attempts to subvert the regime would 4e useless since he had arranged for succession in his office in case an attempt against him should succeed. The reports that all national defense will be combined under Count Ciano have opened the question of the future status of Gen. Italo Balbo, Minister of Aeronautics, and one of the four leaders in the march on Rome in 1922. Weston looked at the ceiling for a time. I had $1,500, and half interest in some houses left by my mother," he answered. Had Privte Income There was quite a discussion of Weston's finances while he was prosecuting women offenders. He declared he received some $13,000 or $14,000 from his mother's estate which, Invested in bonds, paid him $500 a year. These, he said, had been sold in 1924. Q. How long were you prosecutor at the Women's Court? "A. Until -1929, when I resigned, writ ing that my health " "Oh, we'll get into that," Inter rupted Kresel. Answers That Are Sought The hearings, which will probably take several weeks, are expected to produce answers to the questions to wnicn Kresel has been giving his attention: Have certain magistrates paid for their Jobs? Have certain magistrates received gratuities from attorneys, fixers, bondsmen or persons charged with crimes? Have accused persons been favored or arbitrarily convicted? Have innocent women been framed by police with the aid of stool pigeons and the knowledge of persons associated with the courts? Are certain magistrates temperamentally unfit to hold office? Brooklyn Not Concerned The Inquiry will only take up the magistrates' courts in Manhattan and the Bronx, Governor Roosevelt having declined to suggest such an inquiry for Brooklyn and Queens. The Appellate Division in this department has not considered such an inquiry necessary. Former Supreme Court Justice William N. Cohen, in a statement today, urged a - legislative inquiry into the relations between judges and politicians and the tendency of Judges to become associated in stock-promoting enterprises. Hall Held in Jail As Forger Pending Posting of $25,000 Cellar-holm Case Mystery Man Repeats Assertion Missing Woman Is Alive Edward Louis Hall, alias Albert Haw, well-dressed, sharp-featured and looking much younger than his ege of 71, was arraigned today before County Judge McLaughlin on a charge of forgery In the first degree, as authorities here continued efforts to force him to reveal the whereabouts of Eugenie Cedarholm, who disappeared from her Brooklyn home three and half years ago. Hall pleaded not guilty and was held In $25,000 ball. He was remanded to Raymond Street Jail, not being able to furnish the money Immediately. He was asked If he had a lawyer, and he said no, but that he would "take care of that" himself. Collected Lease Rental The specific charge against Hall is that on Nov. 1. 1927, he is alleged to have forged the name of Eugenie Cedarholm to a lease on part of a house worth $60,000 at 338 Schermerhorn St., which the vanished girl had owned, and that for six months thereafter ha collected $200 monthly rent on this lease. Alexander Read and Mrs. Mabel Read of 578 McDonough St., who leased the house, are listed as complainants against Hall. Hall, under repeated questioning, has told police that he la Eugenie Cedarholm's husband, and that she and three children, whose exact whereabouts he would not give on the ground that they have been repeatedly threatened, are still living in Florida, but Assistant District At torney Bulllvan, In explaining the charge to Judge McLaughlin, said that "the theory of the Stale Is that Eugenie Cedarholm was murdered." 2 in Tiny Plane Begin Flight to S. America Caldwell, N. J., Nov. 24 VP) Edward Wlngerter, of Newark, and Joseph L. Jones, Riverside, Conn. hopped off at 9:10 a.m. today on the start of their attempted Jaunt to South America. They flew a two-cylinder baby monoplane. Their Itinerary calls for many stops, the first being Camden. The boys plan to follow the Atlantic seaboard, hopping to Havana and then to a field In British Ouiana. The little ship carries eight gallons of gasoline and has a cruising speed of 85 miles an hour. Smuggling Tipsters To Receive $300,000 Washington. Nov. 24 - Inform, era on persons trying to smuitgl diamonds and other goods Into the United States are having one of thetr mut successful business yesrs The Cuitoms Bureau of the Treasury expects that before the end of 1910 informers will have received $300,000 for their work in tipping of? the Government to effort being made to armiegle tooda Into this country. In 19:9 the Informers re- eelwd 1 VI 000. . Grandmother Get$ ? Air Pilot License . After three months of flight instructions, Mrs.. H. Foster Bain, 51-year-old grandmother and a close friend of Mrs. Herbert Hoover, will , get her pilot's license today. at Newark Airport. . . Mrs. Bain, who lives at 38 E. 53d St., Manhattan, two weeks ago bought a small plane for her own use which she christened the Cardinal In honor of her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. Flying, she said, will be a hobby to take the place of her daughter, "who is grown up and married." Her husband. Dr. H. Foster Bain, was Director of Mines in the Wilson, Harding and Coolldge Administrations. Court Refuses To Pass on Rum Trials by Jury Decision Today Leaves Status of Minor Liquor Law Offender Up in Air i Washington, Nov. 24 M) The Supreme Court today refused to pass upon the Constitutional right of petty offenders to a trial by Jury, a question much discussed in con nection with prohibition enforce ment legislation. The Curt sustained a ruling of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals that William H. Colts was illegally deprived of a Jury trial In me imposition of a $100 fine or 30. day jail sentence for reckless drlv ing. The high tribunal's decision was interpreted as too narrow to cover the much-discussed question wheth er minor liquor offenses could be tried without a Jury, a course suggested by the Wlckersham law-en-forcement commission as a emans of expediting action and alleviating court congestion. The case attracted nation-wide attention because of the controversy in connection with the dry laws and the possibility of the Court's handing down a decision which would determine the course of Congress on the commission's proposal. Organized labor was moving in two Directions today to obtain madl flcatlon of the Volstead Act. A committee to consolidate backing of trade organisations for 2.7S percent beer "as an aid to temperance, a means of relief for the un. employed and a source of revenue to the Treasury" established temporary ucauquurters in wasnington. , Meanwhile W. O. Bnhrt of the legislative committee of the American Federation of Labor, said his office waa nrenarln to netitinn Congress for modification. William Oreen, president of the federation, said he had been at- luisca oi me iormation of the com mittee of men representing oroan izations affiliated with the federation. He said he did not know how far they had gone with their organization. The American Federation of Labor," he said, "already has gone on record at its Boston convention In favor of modification." The President's Law Enforcement Commission adjourned today until tomorrow after an hour's session.. The members took testimony from Richard H. Templeton, District At torney at Buffalo, on border territory. Templeton has held his post five years and has figured in sev eral large conspiracy cases involving promotion. Ten oi the eleven members were present, the only absentee being Monte M. Lemann of New Orleans. The members will take Thanksgiving Day off, and have no present expectation of reporting by the first of the month, when President Hoover submits his annual message at the opening of Congress. They are optimistic, however, about get ting th-w job done by the end of the year. Senator Bingham, Republican, of Connecticut, announced In Washington that he would submit bills at the coming session allowing the manufacture and sale of beer and wine of not more than 4 percent alcoholic content and authorizing physicians to prescribe beer, ale and stout, as well as whisky for medicinal purposes." Miller, Muncie Lawyer, Dies of Crash In juries Winchester, Ind., Nov. 24 UP) Struck on the head when the top of the automobile in which he rode collapsed in a collision, Thomaa V. Miller, prominent Muncie, Ind., criminal lawyer, died her yesterday. Miller was a former attorney for D. C. Stephenson, Ku-Klux Klan leader, now serving life term for murder. He also represented Oeorge Dale, Muncie editor. In a contempt case which was carried to the United States Supreme Court. $6,000,000 in Cold Arrives From Argentina Nearly $6,000,000 In gold consigned to New York bank's arrived today on the Munson liner Pan America. It was shipped by the Banco de la Nacton of Argentina, consigned to the Guaranty Trust Company and the Chase National Bank. Mrs. Cecelia Ruzsbatskl, one of the passengers arriving on the Pan America, had been a passenger on the Hamburg American liner Baden when it was shelled on Oct. 24 in ,Vl hnrbor of Rio de Janeiro during tht levid.i'T'V outbreak there when 2$ persons on .' killed and k wounded. Scad Year Check Today Brooklya Emergence Committee 21S MonUpe Street P- Hill Spurns Maier's Job, Opposes Macy Upstate Leader Tells, G. O. P. Chairman He Has Said Final Word By CLINTON L. MOSHER William H. Hill of Binzhamton, the- Hoover dry boss of the Southern tier counties, Informed Repub lican state Chairman William J. Maler today that he is opposed to W. Klngsland Macy of Suffolk for State chairman, and that he himself could not be persuaded to take the Job, even by President Hoover. Hill, In town over the weekend. conferred with Maier, retiring State chairman, and National Committeeman Charles D. Hllles at Repub lican State headquarters, 9 West 41st St., ' Manhattan. He talked with Maier and Hilles for more than an hour and left the two leaders still In conference. . Will Take Job When he came out of the State) Chairman's private office, Hill said, "I've told them I can't possibly take the job. It would interfere with my business, and I have made It clear that there is no good in talking about me in that connection any longer." Asked if it were not true that a movement is on foot to enlist the aid of the White House in the campaign to draft him, Hill said, "I don't know whether that is true or not, but even the President could not persuade me to change my mlndA Would Ignore Dry Issue Hill repeated hia opinion that the wet and dry controversy now raging within the party should be submerged in the Interest of getting an able organizer for State Chairman so that the machine may be rebuilt for the 1932 campaign. At the same time Hill let it be known that in talking to Maier and Hilles he had registered his opposition to Macy. Macy was second in command of the Hoover-Curtis campaign In New York State in 1928. Hill was chairman of the campaign and Macy the vice chairman. Urge Waterway Work To Aid Unemployed St. Louis, Nov. 24 () The speedy completion of the Mississippi valley waterway system was urged as a measure tending to relief of agriculture and unemployment in the Middle West by apeakers on the opening program of the annual convention of the Mississippi Valley Association here today. W, H. Dawes, Chicago, president of the association, believes publio money for perfecting the Inland waterway systems of the country will be spent advantageously by the Government at this time and will result in employment of a large amount of labor now unemployed. Move to Assassinate Irish Official Fails Dublin, Irish Free State, Nov. 24 (IPy Mystery today surrounded what apparently was an attempt Sunday to take the life of Oen. Richard Mulcahy, Minister of Local Government and Public Health, when shots were fired at him as he was entering the home of the Speaker of the Dail Eireann. One of his guards was wounded but General Mulcahy was not Injured. 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