T A A THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW TO'Ki. -'SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1922. '; '""V S ELECTRIC TOASTER WILLIAM WISE & SON ESTABLISHED 1834 yewelers and T)iamond tJxCerchants ELECTRIC PERCOLATOR ELECTRIC IRON, ft 'ragrant coffee at jurt Ir.e ritfht atronjrth and temperature whenever -you want it. Set on the breakfast table A turn of the switch will provide, hot, crisp, golden-brown slices of delicious toast. Any friend, any. member of your family, will be pleased to receive one of these electrical appliances as a Christmas gift. Irons in all sizes. For the home, the traveler, or the boudoir. Always a welcome fdft to anyone who cares for personal appearance. , ,, VACUUM CLEANER fn A domestic necessity Kemoves the drudgery from houseclenning: saves time and stepi) ;;' PITS CHRISTMAS GIFT SUGGESTIONS A visit to the nearest Brooklyn Edison Shop will make it a pleasant and easy task for yoo to select a gift from a complete and varied stock it electrical appliances. , Of course, there are many other electrical appliances appropriate as gifts, from the electrically operated toy train for the youngster to the artistic portable lamp for the household, or the electric heating pad, a great comfort and assistance in illness to people of all ages. The five pictured here are, however, especially attractive for holiday purposes, and will give you the worth of your money iii continual useful service to the recipient of the gift. ELECTRIC WAFFLE IRON Waffles made, not irl ' a, shioky : kitchen, but on the dining table, right at your elbow. No muss, no fUSS. ;. BROOKLYN EDISON SHOPS 3G0 PEARL ST. - 123 4th Ave. 1308 Fulton St. 1238 "Broadway 100 Chester St. 1307 Surf Ave. 201 Havemeyer St. FREED, WHITE SAYS HE WAS 'KU-KLUXED'; COURT RAPS ALLEN Sees Malice in Prosecution, of Kansas Editor for Sympathizing With Strikers. Emporia, Kan., Dec. 9 The Pluto's cane affainst -William AIIimi White, Emporia editor charged with vlolttl- j ing the Industrial Court law '-, by placing u placard in the window of. hlo newspaper, was dismissed this nfternoon In District Court. Judge W. C. Harris presiding-. Mr. White appeared at the court with his attorney. In dismissing the case Judge VV. C. Harris declared tho. rumors arising ' from the State's refusal to bring tliu . case to trial had done While an in- justice, and the judge flayed the ad- j ministration of Governor Jfonry J. i Allen for the, way ,io. whieli.tho easy! had been handled.''..'; v , I "This case ' -Wits coinm-eiired ! maliciously or recklessly, without investigation of the facts to ascertain ! whether the prosecution was Justi- ; lied," the judge said. White, in a statement after tho j hearing, declared he had been "Ku- I Kluxcd" and "hy a court that did not have the guts to pull out. their shirt talis and give a Ku-Klwx parade.'.' I Lois Wilde, Famous Model at 15, Still Loves Dolls, but Aspires to Be a Bernhardt 4 MILLS WRECKED, 5 KILLED BY BLAST Scrantoi), fa.. Doc. I-The deaths . tonight stood at five from the., explosion that 'today demolished four mills and several smaller buildings of the Black Diamond Powder Coinntrtry's plant utjsuscon, fa.., right miles from here, un'd rocked communities 0 miles away, according to estimates prepared bv the officials of tlie company, while the list of injured was increased to bix, of whom two are in a serious conditio!). " The dead Raymond Slaugh, Ttlng-If.nd, fa.: I'"r:iik Can-en, WiJUea-Uarre, Pa.; .'1TI in in Wright, Su'scon, Pa.; ltalph I'.runmi. Plttslon, Pa.; John Si'bian, Suscon. Pii. All of tin- dead and injured wore employees or the com puny. LINER PARTS PASSES THROUGH BIG STORM LOIS .Orax.Htn.i.s.i Child Ballet Dancer Suing Hotel Astor for $25,000 Disapproves Cosmetics and Flappers After being delayed for more than 12 hours by iieavy weathyr. the French liner I'aris came into port last nlglu and docked at Pier !,', North River. Capt. Krnest Muurras declared that the sliip Tiul encountered a severe storm. The .liner, however, was only slightly damaged. A number "jOf deck railings were .torn off and port 'limi ts were beaten in by Oie l'oree of th waves. Considers IMe -vater wan also shipped la. The storm began Tuesday and continued Wednesday ami Thursday. Among those returning on tho Paris was Mrs. W. G. Rockefeller, widow of the financier and oil magnate who dii i recently. Pin One Dollar on This Coupon Brooklyn Eagle Dollar Fund To Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Care People's Trust Co., Treasurer, 181 Montague St., Brooklyn. I arri glfid to -Senclose $; as an expression of my belief in the ideals which Woodrow Wilson voiced. Signed Address Pretty little .Miss l.ois Wilde, of 470 Eastern Parkway, 15-ye'nr-old artists' model, and member oft the ballet at, the Metropolitan Opera 1 House, who . is suing the Hotel Astor for $25,000 damages in the Brooklyn -Supreme Court, is more interested in dolls than in ! beaus, she naively declared yesterday, j Moreovr. she dor.sn't. amtrovc of: i flappers. disliK-.-s cosmetics, and be lieves that a girl's -nest pal is her I mother.. She Is suing through her I mother, Airs. Itulh Willie, as her guardian in litigation,' alleging' injuries-to I ner hand, wrist and forearm lolluwmg a severe burn when a fuse blew out In an electric? curling iron she was using tH, a dressing room at the Kur Show at Hie Motel Astor on Anril I'll. "It almost eimis as though a tire j fatality hung over our family." said' Mrs. Wilde yesterday. "Mv.: father. I t'ie lute Charles Snowden -.Gu'Hck. oil - Agate court, died in St.. ..Jo hn s Ilos I Pital in 1917 from burns he received r I when he fell on an overturned oil I i stove. On his mother's side my father! ; was descend. -d from Governor Fitz ! j Randolph of Virginia. My father wns j i tor S.i years in Hie sewing machine niislnrr-a on Gates avc., ttnd was an oM i inch. i r oi in, Ai.-in-y Avenue Baptist Church. Mis father. lOdmund. jr. Gulick, was a well Known iirookjvn-ite. '"I"...' ear before this tragedy. Tails' sister Kva. who would be 16 yenrs-i old it she were aim now. was burned i ! to death. She and l.ois were playing I 1 in the M.aiae of Dr. .1. C. Kennedy,-' ! 762 Willouglibv avc, on a wind'- Hep-, tember day. The doctor's little fox terrier overturned a candle. It causjit -on Kvh's little dress and in a minute she was ablaze. Hhe died a few hours I iaiei" ie Mt. -. at ilanne's i iospital. So j you can sec how upset this burning of' ; iois' hand has naturally made me." I.oLs Ms' blond in coloring, her Ael-I iow hair being red-gold, her blue eyes. H' t in black- lashes. ' Mer face is very i animated, and she is that curious mix- ! lure of the grown-up end the youth-' ful often seen , in professional cliil- dren. A big doll sat on a chair besldei her. .' ' -V j "Do you still play Willi dolls?" she ' was nskefl. I "Oh, yes. J boupht this one a year' niro." she .-.-lid, wl lie the two-f. ot !l.iX?n haired tin- ol iv'inulv said "Ma- ma." 1 "This is liettv." smiled her owner. "I love her. '-'lie's my little sister. One of the ,uys offered to buy her from 'me, but i told- him ! wouldn't take $100 for her. Me said she was no good because one finger , is off, but 1 love her all the better for that." ' "Lois is just a little girl -yetshe's only a child," said her mother. "She likes dolls better than boys although there are a-good many of them, and girls, too, coming hern to see Dois." Asked what he ambitions wort;, the litllo girl said she wanted to be a dancer for the next five years and then become ,u dramatic actress... "Like. Sarah Bernhardt,", slip suid seriously. "Hut until 1 enn" do' that I want to make people feel what I am feeling by my dancing. I 'think I oarfV mak tov body express my thoughts and feelings. Then I must study very hard for the stage, ' "Her hands talk and so do'ber feet." saiil her mother. "But since the acet dent at the' Hotel Astor her wrist has rpainod lier constantly. She is always complaining or tito pain in n, even though the marks from the burn have disappeared." Although so young, little Miss. Wilde has already won a wide reputation as a 'modal. She was one of the winners of the beauty contest at Brighton Beach last summer, and hits been posing fori yoward Chandler Christy for over i,v year. She was the model used by Jtenee fivihar-for her fountain on tile estate of Ogden U Mills. Christy was .working, on a picture culled "The .Voice of Spring." when Miss Wilde's injuries necessitated her discontinuing posing for him. Arnold Genthe, who has used her for his Greek and ICgyp- tian .draped figures, declares she has not only beauty of face and form but also .of brains, being her own director. "I am a great believer in pre-natal influence, and I determined before Lois was born that she should love tile beautiful. I visited art galleries and studios, read good books and "heard good music. Lois is the result. I've made her an actress without knowing it. She models cleverly, dances with much grace, and only recently I have learned that she has a voice. She has, I was told by a welt-known teac her of .the voice, 16 clear, perfect, , soprano tones." Lois, who wore a brown T.atik smock, over a. black velvet skirt, a brown toite with green and blue parrot's feather set on her bright hair, bad just come home, from the Metropolitan opera Hnisi', whore she danced, yes-terdav afternoon in the ballet ot "Die Tote Stadt." , PROPOSED CHARTER WOULD HAMSTRING CITY, SAYS CRAIG Coufipucd From Page 1. is-to hani..'dring the city administration i comjletety on any project for new t rapid, transit lines, additions to the i water stippjy, the development of Jamaica Bafyf or any other municioality J owned pvlie. utility or other Improve-!. merit th't would cost in excess of fifty I mil Lion dollars to install, j. . "I'-urtljermore, the construction i and location of piers, harbor improve- ment work and other public Improve-I ment.vjrks are made subject to the j Conspiration T.aw of the Slate. i . - , Destroys I$ro Autonomy. I have already pointed out the ef- fo.et that this proposed charter would have on boro and county "government. I Its effect would be to destroy boro att-j tnnomy by granting the right to the Board of Jatimate and Apportion-i ment to strip the Boro Presidents of . their, f unoriyita, eKctytmt'ttiijt of ap- pcfinting.;one .u.l.ort)ittli ajrh and : drawing their own salaries. The en-! tire control over local improvements, such. as the layout and repair of streets, the Installation of Sowers, tho exteiiHlorj of public improvements in new neighborhoods, wouhK'be subject entirely to centralized uithority. and the effect on tho growth of outlying ' communities would undoubtedly be very disadvantageous. ' "The attempted gerrymr.rider of the Board of Aldermen is one of the out-1 standing features of the draft which ; has not been mentionel in any public ! discussion. I am informed, that this ! bit of practical politics 1 emanated j.from the distinguished reformers on a committee of the City Club. The obvious intent of this job was to give the Board of Aldermen to the liepub-llcan organization. The gerrymander, .while Iniquitous in itself, te.;.wrapped up in tlie 'proportional representation' scheme which Is simply an effort ! on the part, of minority gt'p'ups to get elected and dominate city affairs. "The proposed gerrymander'. is to be accomplished by dividing tlie city into nine Aldermanio districts. ..There are at present tio Aldernianic districts, each district ttwte up of a small area, j.. "The Miller Commission'- draft provides that the Born of the' Bronx shall constitute one Aldermanio ''district, to be represented by seven Aldermen. The Boro of Manhattan is to -have three Aldermanic districts; one ofewhlch will extend from the Battery to 57th st., with seven Aldermen: one-from GTth st. along the West Side of.the city to Spuyton Duyvil. with five Aldermen; ofiv in the central section Of the Boro. extending from Kast lUver to Central Park West and from 47th -st. to 134th and the Harlem Kiver,,wlth six Aldermen. Describes Aldermanio Gf rr matulor. "The Boro of Brooklyn "is to have throe Aldermanio districts , with six Aldermen from each district, making ;a total of lo. ne Brooklyn Alder-! manic district extends from Fort Ham ilton and Bay Ridge in the west, out to tlie old town of New Lots in the east, takes in the heart of the Bedford section on the north and runs to Flat-bush. Coney Islanl and Sheepshead Bay on the south. Another district takes In the Ureenpoint, Williamsburg, Bum-wick, Ridgewood and Cypress Hills Kec.iions arid extends to Jamaica Bay; while the other district includes South Brooklyn, Borough Park, 'the Park Slope, Red Hook. (lowanus and tho Wallahoiitusections. "Queens, with entirely,- different community needs, between- Flushing on the north and Far R'ockaway on the south, with Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Iong Island City and other large communities is to be one alder-manic district with five " aldermen. Staten Island is mad into one alder-manic district with one alderman. ,. "There is nothing to prev. nt, under tills scheme of proportional . representation or anything contained in this proposed draft, the selection of all of the six or seven aldermen from a single block' .within one of these great dislrirts. c' "The accompanying maps give a clear idea of the situation that would result in .Brooklyn and Manhattan if this gerrymander is put through. "In--Manhaft.-iri'. -the,: basts for the boundaries .outlined Is' the Assembly District unit. In Brooklyn, with, the same number of Assembly Districts, that basis was abandoned as the unit and the Senatorial Districts were taken. Charges Political Trickery. "What explanation oanhe advanced for such a change In the unit of ropre- m m 3 MS m m m m m m m 1 m CHRISTMAS GIFTS gifts under $5 Cigarette Cases and Match Cases in all Leathers. Leather Books for Addresses, Engagements and Golf Appointments. Fountain Pens. Solid Gold Baby Pins and Bar Pins. Mahogany Desk Clocks. , Monogrammed Stationery. Sheffield Style Bread Trays. Gold- Scarf Pins. Tie Clasps. .Silver Belt and Buckle. Ash Trays. Bridge Sets in Leather. Stationery. Perfume Holders. Veil Pins. Military Brush Sets. ' gifts from $10 to $15 Vanity Cases 'and Silver Cigarette Cases. Silver Pocket Flasks.' Fraternity Emblems and Jewelry. Bridge Whist Sets. Ladies' Purses. Cuff Links and Shirt Stud Sets. Watch Chains. Twelve Forks or Twelve)Knives, heavily Silver plated. Eight-Day Clocks.-Twefve Sterling Silver Tea Spoons. Safety Razors. Cigar Humidors. Signet Rings. Ebony. Military BrushesinLeatherCases. Platinum and Gold Bar Pins. SilverCandle-sticks. Jewel Boxes. Gold Lockets. gifts from $25 to SJS - ' Bracelets with Diamonds. Chests of Silver Plate. Sterling Pocket Flasks. Eight-Day Mahogany. Clocks! Lorgnettes. Traveling Bags and Mesh Bags. Reading Lamps. Umbrellas. Gold Fountain Pens.. Leather Smoking Sets. Beaded Hand Bags.- Ribbon Wrist Watches. Gold Picture Frames. gifts from $50 to $J5- Tea Services in. Silver Plate. Westminster Chime Clocks, and Enamel Clocks. : Bracelets. Lavallier.es. Hensoldt Binor culars. Handel Reading Lamps. gifts from $5 to $10 Desk Sets and Stationery. White Pearl Opera Glasses. Wedding Rings and Rosaries. Sewing Articles. Wallets, Bill Folds and Cigar Cases. Belt Buckles. Cuff Links in Gold and Enamel. Twel ve Tea Spoons heavily Silver plated. Silver Fountain Pens.' Gold Scarf Pins. Mahogany Book Ends. Leather Memorandum Books. Flower Vases. Jam Jars. Steak Sets. Meat Forks. Tea Strainer. Grape Shears. Diaries, Portfolios. gifts from $15 to $23 Silver Pen and Pencil Sets. Scarf Pins. Bar Pins. Brooches and Necklaces. Folding Leather Clocks. Pocket Alarm Clocks. Men's Watches and Wrist Watches. Field Glasses and Fata Morgana Collapsible Binoculars, smallest ' made. Sterling Silver Trays. Desk Lajnps. Loving Cups. Eight-Day-Mahogany, Clocks. Hand Bags. Silver Sugar and Creamers. Berry Bowls. Cake Trays. Compotes. Roast Plat-tcrs. Water Pitchers. Syrup Jugs. ; Wtsfrom $35 to $50 Twelve Sterling Forks or Knives. Coffee Sets of Silver Plate. Lavallieres. Rings. . Platinum and Gold Watch Chains. Easel Desk Clocks and Gold WVist Watches. Three-Piece Toilet Sets. Chinese Jade Pendants. Semi-precious Stone Rings. Diamond Bracelets. Enamel Cigarette Boxes. Diamond and Platinum Rings. Gifts from $?5 to $100 Coffee Sets in Sterling Silver. Earrings. Pendants, Lorgnettes. .Rings and Bracelets. Necklaces. Watches. Chelsea Ships Bell .Clocks. 1 if-4',' ' 10 FLATBUSH AVENUE . BROOKLYN " Ntvins Street' SuStcav Station at Our Doof Three Blochfrom Long Island Railway Station sentatioti, excepting the desire of the minor, ties to control? The assembly districts that have been thrown -together In Manhattan to make aldermanio districts are counted :upon by the political forces behind this reylr slon commission, to create one 'sure' Democratic district, Vone .'sure'. Republican district and one 'close' district, with a possibility of obtaining a Republican majority. The grouping of districts in Brooklyn is clearly. In tended to create two- Republican aldermanio districts and one Democratic district. "Aside from the political trickery Involved in the attempted gerrymander the districting itself displays a complete- lack of comprehension of all the principles of real Home Bule and tlie. historical development of aldermanio representation. The members of the Board 'of Aldermen have been, from the earliest times, regarded primurlly as neighborhood representatives, voicing the s.mtlments and needs of their own communities. "It is utterly inconsistent with the theory of home rule as applied to local needs to include. Greenwich Village with the teeming Kast Side at Delanoy st. v : "In Brooklyn, the apportionment is even more absurd. One of the Brooklyn Aldermanio districts is ten miles 'ong and eight miles wide. ' It would take hours for an Alderman to cover his district in an -automobile, iuid. there Is nothing Jn common wjiatever in the local needs of the eight or ten different communities composlngthts district. "One of , the striking omissions in the proposed charter is the failure to ri any term of office for the incoming elective officials. This, of bourse, may be remedied In a revised draft, but if it is not corrected it would lead to a great deal of confusion and might result in the. fixing of long terms by act of the Legislature, providing the new officials were 'friendly,' and of very short terms If the new officials weVp 'unfriendly.' "Tfte right of free speech would be seriously abridged if the provisions should be adopted which prohibits any appointive offtcet or employee of the city, directly or indirectly, from attempting to promote, defeat or modify any legislation, or from appearing before, any legislative body, Federal, State or local even the Board ! of Aldermen except in obedience to a sub' pena or'a written request therefrom. This would effectually prevent any appointive city qfflcial from appearing before the Legislature to discuss matters affecting their departments. 1 It would also prevent employees of the city from appearing before the Board of Estimate and Apportionment or the Board ,of Aldermen or he Legislature to ask for a redress of grievances or art Improvement of their condition. Any. city employees or appointive official who might write a letter or supply information to the newspapers in favor or against any legislative or aldermanio proj.osal, would 'lorfelt his office or employment,' if this provision should bs sustained. "While there need be little apprehension that any Legislature, much less the incoming one, would enact this reactionary, hobbling charter, it is of importance that the public should know of what is being attempted. 'The City Administration will soon begin the holding of public hearings on a reai home rule charter for the City of New York, which the Legislature will be requested to grant. I have every confidence that such a proposal will meet; with .favor, and that the Miller Corn-mission Charter, which Is also to be. submitted to the Legislature, will go down to merited defeat." ' WATiai TAXES Dl'E. The attention of taxpayers has been called to the fact that payment for all,, water charges due and payable during the nresent quarter must be received at the office of the water roister at 50 Court st. before 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 80, which is the last business day of the quarter. This an-nouncement was made from the office of Deputy Commissioner Cornelius M. Sheehan of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.- A REMARKABLE SALE OK HOLIDAY GOODS 1 A. A. WEBSTER CO. Jewelers and Silversmiths 440 Fulton Street . Owing to the expiration of our lease and removal to 487 Fulton St. we are offering to our customers and the public a great opportunity for purchasing their CHRISTMAS GIFTS at from 10 to 25 percent less than regular values, all articles being marked in plain figures from which no deviation has been made from the regular selling prices. Less 25 Percent on All Diamond Jewelry Krgular Diamond Scarf PinS $16.00 Diamond Scarf Pins 100.00 Diamond Finger Rings .... 50.00 Diamond Finger Rings 200.00 Diamond Finger Rings 1,000.00 Now $12.00 75.00 37.50 150.00 750.00 All other Diamond Rings, Brooches, Bar Pins, Sleeve Links, etc., in same proportion. Less 25 percent oh Clocks, Leather Goods, Bags, Book Ends, Silver Picture Frames and articles in Stationery Department. Less 20 percent on all Hollow Sterling Silver and finest quality of Silver Plate. , ' Less 10 percent on all Gold Jewelry, Watches, Cold and Silver Novelties. ' ' STATE REFERENDUM: ' ON DRY LAW URGED : BY SENATOR CALDER - : : . - , . -.:v-. Also Asks Harding to Defer; Governors' Parley So Smith! Can Attend It. - Eagle Bureau, - : i; 901 Colorado Bld. Washington, Dec. 9 As an indirect' elMrilenKe to President Hardinfr's. statement in his message that Prohibition had come to say, Senator Wil-' Ham M. Calder, In an Interview todav declared himself in favor of a poptj-'" lar referendum on Prohibition in Nw,-' York State. Declaring that Prohibition' was one., of the most troublesome Question a man in public life had to face, t".-.e New York .Senator expressed his be'fof, that it was only fair to these men serving in Congress or elected to serya. in Congress, that they should be, directly Informed of the judgment of the people of the State on this mat-, ter of liquor. ,. ; "I strongly, desire this Stn.te,-wldo. referendum," the Senator said, "as a. positive' gauge .of the -sentiment of the people of New York on . Prohibit tlon. . I think the State . Legislature should be glad to authorize a .refoM endum .and let the peoplrvote-oiv.twot questions: , .j "Do you favor the repeal of.tlig, 18th Amendment? , "Do you favor a modification of the Volstead Act which would leg:ali the sale of lltrht wines and beers? . . "Men conBi to Washington.',' the. Senator continued, "and they are never certain just what the feeling.. In their district and State is on Pro, hthition. This referendum in. New York would give them positive knowledge upon which to base their actions in respect to possible votes- for. or against Prohibition -which may arise, in tlie future." , '. . . .. Senator Calder felt that tho refer-! cnduin, if it could be executed, should be entirely free from all politics and personalities. Just these two abstract questions laid before the voters for. them to settle according to their own wishes. Recent elections in which the wet and dry issue has emerged here and there, According to the Senator, have thrown only an obscure light on the definite sentiment of the State infills Prohibition matter and only by impersonal referendum which will iot be clouded by other issues can the) problem be directly answered. . ' ' "What are the chances for this referendum?" The Senator was asked. "The chances are good. A decisive vote would put New York State squarely on one side or the other of the question, and the matter would cease to be an issue. I would not, be surprised to see the Legislature au- thorlze such a referendum this year or next, considering the general wetness at Albany." Senator Calder today advised President Harding to call his conference of Governors on Prohibition enforcement after the first of the year, In order ' that Governor-elect Smith' might have a chance to express hid' opinion. Presumably Senator Calder did this in the belief that Mr. Smith best represented the most recent Prohibition sentiment in the State and therefore, should be heard. It was forecast on good authority that If Mr. Smith at this conference "kicked over the traces" and stoad- out for llifht wines and beer, he would i automatically put himself outside tha i pale as a Presidential possibility in 1924, as most of the Democratic , South from which he would draw his I support was sincerely dry. ;. SARAZENGiVESHARDING u-! HIS PET GOLF DRIVER" ! Washington, Dec. 9 Gene 'Sarajsen.' : the American golf king, called on, j President Harding today and Pf'" sentcd him with the driver he used in j the national open championship ' match. '
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