The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on May 12, 1933 · Page 1
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WALL STREET Stock and Curb Closing Pricei it is it THE WEATHER By V. B. Wnttw Bopa ICTOTDY; POSSIBLY SHOWtRS TODAY AND TOMORROW. Trmprritnrr It m 1 Yor (cloudy) M Mroa ivfnn 10 jrm iiim 4ote.... Complete Beport on Pte IS Brooklyn Daily Eagle THREE CENTS 92d YEAR No. 131 ENTERED AT THS BROOKLYN POST-OFFICB AS 20 CLASS MAIL MATTER NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1933 34 PAGES M 1 20 HURT AS REDS RIOT WITH POLICE Eidit Nations DOCTOR AND UNDERTAKER HELD IN 'MURDER TRUST' Agree to U. S. Tariff Truce MixecDIob of 500Storms Home Relief Bureau in Brownsville Rushes Police Nightsticks and Mounted Men Beat Off Rioters 4 Arrested Led by self -proclaimed Communists and carrying banners, "Down With Capitalism" and "We Demand Food," more than 500 men and women stormed the Home Relief Bureau in Public School 150, Belmont Ave. and Christopher St., at 11 a.m. today, precipitating a fist and nightstick-swinging riot in which more than 20 persons, including several policemen, were injured. Three women and a man were arrested as instigators of the rioting and charged with disorderly conduct. With the exception of one woman who was treated for cuts and bruises on the face the injured rioters refused to be treated for their black eyes and bruises after three fruitless charges on the police lines and retired to their "headquarters." Police, several nursing minor Injuries, maintained their lines in anticipation of a renewed outbreak this afternoon. 3 Women, 1 Man Arrested The woman treated was Mrs. Goldie Cohen, 38, 487 Warwick St Those arrested were Sadie Berg, 19, 512 Powell St.; Irving Hartman, 24, 105 Thatford Ave.; Bertha Luchuk, 30, 724 Pennsylvania Ave., and Bessie Shevalsky, 40, 629 Rockaway Ave. On information that a Communist demonstration was expected, five patrolmen had been posted in the school courtyard leading to the relief oureau in the basement when the marchers arrived and demanded to be allowed to enter. Employes of the bureau locked and barricaded doors and windows while the police ordered the gathering to disperse. "Defying the order, the rioters. surged on the patrolmen, who, backs against the wall, fought them off with nightsticks and fists. Bottles, sticks and stones were hurled at the officers. Riot Call Sounded The commotion by this time had been heard In the school, where 2,000 children In classes ran to windows to watch the fighting. Josepn E. Carlin, principal, tele Continued on Page 3 Stocks Up 1 to 6 In Closing Rally Stock prices braced up near the ' close. General Motors was bought in very heavy volume and while the price change was not large, appeared to lead the marlict upward. Some of the specialties and preferred stocks moved up sharply, gains In the former running to 6 points, and in the latter to larger proportions. Most of the markets were moderately lower today. In stocks, Industrial and railroad issues sagged to 2 points, but frequently showed rallying tendencies. Utilities, helped by defeat in the Senate of the transfer of electricity taxes, were higher practically all day, gains ranging to more than 2 points. Some of the specialties, especially National Distillers and Owens Bottle, as well as numerous preferred Issues, advanced sharply. American Telephone and Western Union were also strong. American dollars were firm In relation to sterling, which eased off about 2 cents and irregular in terms of other currencies. Wheat broke 2 cents a bushel from its morning rise and ended around yesterday's close. Corn rose early, lost its gain, then rebounded. Cotton was lower. Bonds were steady to higher. Prices on the New York Curb were easier. (Stock Table on Page 31) Chapman Says Wife Was Extravagant Birmingham, Ala., May 12 W) Ben Chapman, New York Yankee outfielder, today replied to hia estranged wife's suit for separate maintenance with a charge that she was extravagant and had "demanded unreasonable sums of money for clothes and luxuries." THE EAGLE INDEX O...IHM Hi, tS-2 rrnth Notion is Dr. Brady, Dr. Ctdman, Pltrl.. 14 ffotlo Roodoro' Private Etching ! Editorial 1 Financial I1-3J Guild 1 Junior Air Lofton CI I.oit and round, Personal f NotoI, Comlei .'........ ta Radio ?S Ssorla Shi Now IS Ofl It Th'atrrt, Art Arthar Weauua'a ra Htw Worth.. U VETERAN HURT Li '4 f. Col. William Patton Griffith (above), well known In G. A. R. circles In Brooklyn for many years, is in the Rochester Hos-, pital, Rochester, N. Y., as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday. He suffered a fracture of the right shoulder and two ribs and abrasions of the head. It is said he will recover. He is in his 90th year and lives at 90 Rogers Ave. Colonel Griffith left Brooklyn last Friday to attend a G. A. R. meeting in Rochester. While riding in a taxicab on Wednesday it collided with another car and he was rushed to the hospital. Berry Asks New Revenue Plan Tells Board of Estimate to Devise Means to Get 10 Million Relief Loan Controller Berry today called on the Board of Estimate, in a special delivery letter mailed to its members, to devise a new means of raising revenue that the city may borrow $10,000,000 on May 16 for emergency unemployment relief, which will have to be added to the $137,-000,000 obligations coming due on June 10. The Controller added that he would not engage In a controversy "regarding the rates of fare that should be charged for express transportation In the city," indicating that he would not press his proposal for a 5-cent tax on subway fares as the panacea for the city's financial problem. Can Meet May 15 Debts The city, according to the Controller, has the cash on hand to meet its $16,000,000 obligations maturing on May 15, but meeting these Continued on Page 5 Children Plead 'SaveMyPlayYard' Washington, May 12 UP) Bearing placads urging President Roosevelt and Congress to "Save my play yard," a group of children from Queens County, L. I., accompanied their elders and took part in a mortgage marnh upon the Capitol and the White House today. Thev will ask Congress and the President to amend the Home Loan Act to provide a three-year home- morteaee moratorium. The btoud conferred with two Queens members of Congress, Rep resentatives Brunner and Btuaiey. Most of them said they had already lost their homes through foreclosures, They proposed visiting the Senate Banking' Committee to demand a moratorium and 3 percent home loans. Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt Luncheon Speaker Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, wife of the President, and Miss Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, were speakers this afternoon before the Mother's Day luncheon In the Waldorf-Astoria, held under the auspices of the Maternity Center As sociation. . On the Inside JOHN ERSKINE writes about the Prodigal Son and the art of living and loving; Page 17. More about art thefts, this time a story of Murillo mauer-piece, by George Hanson; Page 17. ' Arthur Pollock reviews "They All Come to Moscow"; Page 24. Means States Men Now Dead Did Kidnaping Names Greenberg and Hassel as Actual Lind- berg Baby Stealers Washington, May 12 VP) New Jersey rum runners were linkea with the Lindbergh kidnapers to day in the lurid tale that Gaston B. Means related in District of Columbia Supreme Court. Continuing his story of the activities that led to his present trial with Norman T. Whitaker on charges of conspiracy to defraud Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, estranged wife of the former publisher of the Washington Post, of $35,000, the former convict said the man he knew as Irving Fenton told him Max Hassel and Max Greenberg were associated with Fenton in the kidnaping. Hassel and Greenberg recently were slain in Newark. Means said Hassel and Green-, berg had sold beer to servants in the household of Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh and that on one occasion when they delivered beer, they had simply picked- up the baby and taken it away. Told How Baby. Was Killed He added that on one occasion, after lengthy negotiations with Fenton for the return of the baby, he returned to Washington' and found a memorandum saying that "in an attempt to remove the baby from its hiding place in New Jersey the baby was dropped on its head and was killed." "Fenton told me that I knew both Greenberg and Hassel," Means said, "and tried to refresh my memory but I could not remember them. "Fenton said that there was no ladder used in the actual kidnaping." Means said he arranged with his brother at Concord, to whom he had turned over the money given him by Mrs. McClean, for a telephone code signal which would be the cue for his brother to give the money to the kidnapers. Warned Mrs. McLean After doing this, he said he returned to Aiken, S. C, where he saw Mrs. McLean and repeated to her what Fenton had told him. Continued on Page 2 Dempsey Is Named In Brewery Suit Newark, May 12 UP) Jack Demp- sey's name was flashed in the hear ing today in which the Government seeks to revoke the permit of the Harrison Brewery on the ground that behind the brewery's nominal ownership was Max Hassel and Max Greenberg, both murdered in Elizabeth on April 12 last. The Government held that Hassel and Green berg were racketeers and not reputable citizens. The former heavyweight champion and present boxing promoter was mentioned by Walter Kirsch of Richmond, Va in an affidavit which recounted his efforts to obtain a beer distribution permit for North and South Carolina. It read in part: "I met Jack Dempsey, my former business partner in Los Angeles, at the Paradise Club, explained to him what I was trying to do. Dempsey in turn introduced me to Abe Lyman, the orchestra leader at the Paradise, who introduced me to a Mr. Sherman." Kirsh returned to Richmond and a few days later telegraphed Dempsey asking about developments. Dempsey informed him the ne gotiations had been completed, Klrsh came to New York and saw Sherman, who gave him a letter to the head bell boy at the Picadilly Hotel, and told him the letter would serve as an introduction to Max Oreenberg. He met Greenberg on an upper floor of the hotel and discussed the traasactlon at some length. The conference concluded after Greenberg said he was not ready to commit himself as he had to take care of his other customers first. Brookline Club Gets 1934 Golf Amateur The United States Golf Association today announced the 1934 amateur championship had been award ed to the Country Club, Brookline, Mass., and the 1934 open to the Merlon Cricket Club, Ardmore, Pa. The dates will be set later, This year's amateur will be played at Cincinnati beginning Sept. 11. while the 1933 open is scheduled for North Hills, Chicago, June 8, and 10. House Quashes Bid For Film Inquiry Washington, May 12 WP The Si rovich resolution for Congressional investigation into the motion pic ture industry was defeated today in the House after Representative Sirovich (D N. Y.) had created a sensation when he declared that President Roosevelt was for the resolution. His statement was questioned by bcrs. number of mem- Roosevelt and Schacht Call Disarmament Key note of All RecoveryJ London, May 12 (JP)-Th American proposal for an International tariff truce was unanimously adopted today at a meet ing of the organising committee of the World Economic Conference. The armistice was agreed on after the representatives of the eight nations on the committee had been in session more than three hours. Washington, May 12 UP) a' joint statement Issued today by Presi dent Roosevelt and Dr. HJalmar Schacht, German representative, said both were convincted that the World Economic Conference could not be a success unless "along with economic disarmament there Is military disarmament.'" German readiness to agree to a world tariff truce "with minor reservations" was announced by Dr. Schacht as he entered his final talks today with Secretary Hull at the State Department and President Roosevelt at the White House. The text of the Roosevelt-Schacht statement: In our conversations we have been guided by the hope that the World Economic and Monetary Conference may be successful. Quick Solutions Necessary . "Quick and far-reaching solutions are necessary to save the economic life of the world. "We are convinced that this aim cannot be achieved unless, along with economic disarmament, there Continued on Page 3 Wittemann On the Stand Tells of His Million Dol lar Realty Transactions Government Scores Harold E. Wittemann, bankrupt builder, took the witness stand this afternoon in his Brooklyn Federal Court trial before Judge Marcus B. Campbell on a charge of concealing assets In his $4,000,000 bankruptcy. Replying to questions by his lawyer, Morris E, Packer, he proceeded forthwith to paint a broad word picture of simultaneous million-dollar realty operations with some 15 corporations, followed by the swift disintegration of his huge business after the collapse of the Coolidge'bull market. His testimony presented an obvious contrast to that of the previous three and a half days, nearly all of which time was given over to tracing a $19 silver candlestick purchase of six or seven years ago, and to the two major items Wittemann is alleged to have held out on his creditors a $7,000 suite of furniture and a 10-atre property in Alexandria Bay. Government Scores Assistant Federal Attorney Par- nes, prosecuting, scored heavily once before Wittemann took the stand. He red ainto the record testimony given May 20, 1929, by Continued on Page 2 Bus Goes in Ditch; 17 Persons Injured Youngstown, O., May 12 W Sev enteen persons were injured, six seriously, when an Indian Coach Line bus was wrecked in a ditch in the fog three miles west of Covington early today shortly after leaving Cleveland. Tie bus was bound from Detroit to New York. Operation on Son Sets Mother Free A 15-year-old boy who ten a compulsory hernia operation ing m Brooklyn Hospital today from the operation without the stress of leeal action. PTI 1 or- . . into Children's Court on Mav ine ooy, Benjamin KOgaiSKiterday. The neglect charge was 0 630 5th Ave., was brought i dismissed today. 5 Whprp a nnhlif srhrtnl truant al a correconai institution tor .51 Tm! . ool truant habltua, truancy He wM officer testified that unless an op- j d.arged when his mother agreed to eratlon was performed at once his : have the needed operation pcr-llfe might be forfeited. Mrs. Kate formed. Mrs. RogalskI failed to Rogalskl. the bov's mother. wholK.eeP lne ement and neglect had been notified of Benjamin's condition several weeks before that, was charged with willful neglect In failing to have the operation performed. Children's Court Judge Peter B. Hanson adjourned the r ise until today pending Investigation. t-nildren's Society officers reasoned with Mrs. Rogalski and on Wednesday obtained her permission to have the operation performed. Benjamin was removed to the i Brooklyn Hospital Wedne day nlKht land the operation took ?lac yes- Mother of Grieves Mrs. Bender Glad Justice Was Done but SlieFeels Sorry for Mrs. Murch Other Emotions Gone By ISABELLE KEATING They are Inexplicable these mother hearts. Mrs. Mary Murch, whose 16-ycar-old son, Harry, was last night convicted of murdering Willie Bender, sobbed inconsolably today. And the two women whose hearts beat most warmly In sympathy for her were Mrs. Elizabeth Bender. who first accused Harry of murder. and Mrs. Arthur Miller, whose chil dren, Johnny and Grace, convicted him of the charge through their clear, unshaken testimony on the stand. Grieves of Verdict Mrs. Bender, still In mourning for 12-year-old Billie who was slain by Murch, was grieved over the verdict which will send the Murch boy to prison for 20 years to life. "If he had not been convicted, there would have been no Justice," she said. "But I am terribly sorry for Harry's mother." Mrs. Miller, whose children were the prosecution's star witnesses against Harry Murch, was the first to rush to Mrs. Murch's side when the drab little red-faced mother collapsed in the court, and she did not leave her thereafter. Her loyalty to another mother transcended even the sordid tragedy which came grimly to conclusion last night. Parents Inconsolable Mrs. Murch herself was oncon-solable, moaning over and over again, "They didn't give him a fair trial. Harry didn't get a fair trial!" Continued on Page 13 Seabury Gets Macy's Support Butler's Plea for G.O.P. to Back Smith for Mayor Is Ignored By CLINTON L. MOSIIER Republican State Chairman W. Klngsland Macy has given his unqualified support to the fusion move to draft Samuel Seabury for Mayor, it was learned today. Although Macy was not Inclined to be quoted on the subject, he let it be known that he Is In hearty accord with the decision of former Governor Whitman, chairman of the Republican Fusion Committee, that Seabury would be the "strongest" candidate the anti-Tammany forces could name. It was also learned today that Macy and Whitman have sounded out Seabury on the question of his availability and that although they obtained no commitment, they are fairly sure the Tammany investi gator can be drafted. Seabury Is Democrat The proposal now la to build up Seabury as Mayoralty timber in order to solidify the ranks and prevent, as one leading Republican expressed it. "fusion turning into confusion, which Tammany wants." Seabury is an Independent Democrat. On the other side of the fence, Continued on Page 15 days ago was-threatened with under court order, is recover Benjamin was formerly a student charges were brought, Benjamin s case, according to Charles H. Warner, superintendent of the Children's Society, la one of hundreds of such cases handled here annually without resort to court order. Since the recent of two-year ! old Helen Vasko of Hastings, N. Y., i whose left eye was removed by court order over the protest of her parents, Charles H. Warner, superintendent of the Children's Society, said that the problem of persuading parents to provide necessary medi cal attention for their children ha oecomt much greater. Boy Murder for Mother Linked to Insurance Plot i W Ay 111 I i f " i r-J H ; 'If If c, A if 1 3 f vf 1 I If fl ? ill Dr. Francis Manzella (left), In custody ol Detective Carroll of Bronx Homicide Squad. Calls City Judge Hitlerite; Fined $50 Samuel Katzenberg of 201 Bay 31st St. paid a fine of $50 today to Municipal Court Justice Edward Cassin in Fifth District Court, on a charge of contempt of court. Katzenberg appeared before Justice Cassin on Wednesday as defendant in a rent case which was being tried before a jury. He was being questioned as to whether he had signed a particular lease when he protested: "Your honor, I dont want to be questioned by you. You're an anti-Semite; you belong to Hitler." Justice Cassin held Katzenberg in contempt of court, whereupon Katzenberg said: "It is a disgrace for the court to have a Judge like you." 11 Horses to Run In Prcakness Race Baltimore, May 12 (yT) Eleven 3-year-olds, Including E, R. Bradley's Broker's Tip and Mrs. Silas B. Mason's Head Play, which finished first and second in the Kentucky Derby, today were named for the $25.00 Prcakness, which will be run over one and three-sixteenth miles at Pimllco tomorrow. W. R. Coe namea Laaysman, the Winter book choice which disappointed in the Kentucky Derby, Pomponius and Pompoleon for the classic but Is expected to start only two. The remainder of the field, one of the smallest in recent years, will be composed of Mrs. John Hay Whit ney's Poppyman, J. E. Hughes' Si lent Shot, Leo Rosenberg's Kerry Patch. H. C. Phlpps" Utopian, the Wheatley Stable' De Valera and Mrs. DodKe Sloane's Inlander. Utopian and DeValcra will run coupled as the Trainer James Fitzslmmons entry. v T. F. Archer Files Bankruptcy Plea Theodore F. Archer, well-known Jamaica realty broker and auctioneer, today filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition in Brooklyn Federal rrirt lla llctarf ft'JRA 770 a n i. . t . as against debts of only $132,626, Siff . the Important but set forth that $263,397 of his "ulwf,ln chftln MIpA to, "P"(,nr asset were in the form of realty f if noon, because employes restocks and bonds hlch are still ' reSUme workJ mWn Rl1 classified as "frozen assets." ; Je"Uih 'MT Tcre nrrcl- QI AKE JARS JAMAICA Kingston, Jamaica, May 12 iF) A sharp earthquake lasting six seconds jarrvd Kingston at 3 a.m. to- day. Walls were cracked, but there Ia no serious damage. Victim of Slayer Teachers May Not Get Checks City Said to HavcMadeNo Provision for the Payment in June and July Public school teachers of Brook lyn and the rest of the city face the possibility of not getting the usual June 30 "vacation" pay checks for the months of June and July this year. According to the best informa tion obtainable at the Controller's office no provision has been made for the $20,000,000 to cover the checks. The money was found In the general fund last year at the last minute. But this year, the city's financial condition is far worse. "Why speculate about something six weeks off?" was Deputy Controller Prial's reply to the question of whether and how the teachers were going to be paid. No Information was obtainable on the possibility that checks for June, totaling $10,000,000, would be issued if the $20,000,000 needed for the two months' payment could not be raised. Controller Berry, in his recent report recommending a 5-cent tax on subway fares and other means of increasing revenue, estimated that the city's cash balance on June 30 would be only $9,390,000. No explanation could be obtained at the Controller's office of how the city with a cash balance of Continued on Tage 4 Reichstag Called To Discuss Arms Berlin, May 12 P The Belt h-(a( was called today Into oeuion May 17 to discuM the deadlock at the World Disarmament Conference at Geneva, Berlin, May 12 M) The German trade unions, now controlled by the Nazis, inaugurated a new anti-Semitic campaign today when various members refused to continue working for Jewish emploers. The Vossische Zeltung and the io jewisn arpartmeni noacw or the publishing concern were handed over to the police for protesting against the strike. Workers for the Epa Chain Stores declared they would not longer work for the Jewish board of directors. The (toot were eloted. Four Others Are Seized as Underworld Tip Leads to Discovery Derelict Was Slain and Life Insurancq Policies Cashed lit With five men under arrest on murder charges and a physician held as an accessory after the fact, District Attorney Samuel J. Foley of the Bronx believed today that the most cold-blooded "murder trust" in the city's history. plying its derelict victims with, poison rum to defraud life insurance companies, had been smashed. The prisoners Including a speakeasy owner, a bartender and aa undertaker were rounded up shortly before midnight after the body of the victim of their alleged plot had beftn disinterred from its pauper's trave and an autopsy revealed his death as duo to illuminating gns asphyxiation instead of lobar pneumonia, as stated on the death, certificate. The men charged with murder are: Frank Pasqua, 24, 1810 Hobart Ave., Bronx, an undertaker at 105 E. 117th St., Manhattan; Anthony Marino, 27. 1818 Pilgrim Ave., Bronx, proprietor of a speakeasy at 3804 3d Ave.; Joseph Murphy. 28, bartender In the speakeasy, who gave his address as the Bergen Building which houses the Bronx County Jail; Daniel Kriesbers, 29, 653 Cauldwell Ave., Bronx, and Harry Green, 24, 2530 Lurtlng Ave Bronx. Charged with being the accessory after the fact is Dr. Francis Manzella, 40, 249 E. 116th St., Manhattan. Dr. Manzella, It was slated today at Foley's ortlce, is a former Republican Alderman from Harlem. In addition, Edward Smith and James McNally, who are in th Bronx County Jail on robbery charges, were ordered held as material WltJ.lSSCJ Underworld Tip Acting on a tip of underworld origin, Foley yesterday ordered an autopsy on the "murder trust" victim, Michael Malloy. 40, a stationary engineer of 1210 Fulton Ave, Bronx, and the body was removed from Its crude grave and pine bo coflln in FerncUff Cemetery, Westchester. Malloy's death was due to Insurance policies totaling $2,776 thaj had been placed on his life, Foley announced after the autopsy of As sistant medical examiners Charlej H. Mocnman and Louis L. Lcf kowitz had shown the death cer miration to be false. Attempts to kill Malloy. according to the prosecutor, were first made by plying him with wood alcohol liquor in Marino's speakeasy, but the Intended victim thrived on the diet through December and January. Then, Foley charged, tha Continurd on Page 2 Joan Crawford Granted Divorce Los Angeles, May 12 fP) Somewhat nervous, Jonn Crawford, movie actress, ascended a Superior Court witness stand today, described Instances of "a jealous and suspicious'" attitude of Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and won a divorce from him. W. A. Julian of Ohio Named Treasurer Washington, May 12 (President Roosevelt today named William A. Julian of Ohio Treasurer of the United States. J., Walter Doyle of Hawaii to be Collector of Customs at Honolulu and Norman D. Godbold to be First Judge in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii. Representative Hfartsill Ragon of Arkansas was named Federal Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. SOX-SENATORS GAME OFF Chicago, May 12 m Today ' game between the Washington Senators and the White Sox was called off on account of rain. Still Time In Entvr Ilig L. !. Bridge Meet The Long Island contract bridge championship tournament will start at 2 p.m. tomorrow at The Kagle Guild, 305 Washington St., with the opening event for teams-of-four. Events for open pairs, mixed pairs and women's pairs, to follow at the Hotel St. George beginning May 15 to May 20. Entry fee $1 per session. Proceeds to the Adpt-a-Family Committee. Enter now! Long Island Bridge League, 305 Washington St.

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