The Daily Item from Port Chester, New York on December 14, 1945 · 1
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Port Chester, New York
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Friday, December 14, 1945
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WEATHER- Snow- flurries this afternoon Cloudy and cold tonight low near 20 Tomorrow cloudy and cont cold high temp near 32 Noon temp 33 high tides ' Tomorrow — Sunday — Monday Tuesday 7:20 ajn 8:23 am 9:21 ajn 10:14 am 7:55 pm 9:03 pjn 9:57 pjn 10:50 pjn ESTABUSHED MARCH 2 1899 vunu assocuiu nui FORT CHESTER N Y FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 1945 xxkbh aeon scasio or coovlatioxi k PRICE FIVE CENTS TmflHTfEfil IU1 Ini V JUV More Snow FlurriesDuc To Hit Here Truck Skidslnto Service Station : V oman Breaks Ankle In Tumble k - RYE GAME PUT OFF While two and a half inches of TofT mow greeteiPPorF Chester and vicinity this morning two to live indies blanketed the entire -State hamperingJraniporttidn in some localities The Weather Bureau predicted flurries and mod-’ erately cold weather tonight and tomorrow: No serious accidents were re- ported in Port Chester up to noon today A truck a trailer owned fay the M and G Transportation nnmpmy of New York and driven by Harold Allen of Boston skidded at the intersection of King Street and Willett Avenue at 8:15 this morning into the Commuter’s Ser- BAN BERNARDINO Calif (AF)— Temperatures dipped ’Well below freezing in Sootben California’s dtrus belt again 4aday but the biggest— loss wasn’t to fruit It was attributed instead to a by-produet of orefc-aid heating— a traffic accMaat : on a smoke-dirouded highway involving 44 earn and tracks Trouble started when a track truck a taxi then slewed erase wise of U 8 99 busy true continental artery Within mhi- utes vehicle after vehicle pllod up behind them "Abnoat every aecoadthera crash and we’d mark down aa- other accident” State -Highway Patrolman Dale Fence reported Nine persons were lajuredaoue dangerously t vice Station operated by'W T Lyons No one was injured but the left front wheel of the cab was smashed Three sanding crews began work in Port Chester at 6:30 this morning and the Street Department begmrwork on clearing the main streets of snow in the afternoon - Fans Onloe - ' ' " Agnes E Kaldus 28 of 24 Mel- rose Avenue Greenwich suffered a fractured right ankle at 8 AM this morning when she dipped and fell on the icy paveiftent on Arctic Street A passing motorist drove her home and die was later taken to Greenwich Hospital to a police car :L Two non-injury accident! were ((Continued on Page Thirteen) FL Reichert Suspended In Postal Probe Frank L Reichert SOtof 82 Valleywood Road Coe Cob a mail carrier in Greenwich for 19 years was under suspens!on today pend-' ing an investigation fay U S postal inspectors Complaints about ’ non-delivery of mail were laid to have prompted interrogation of Reichert yesterday and to have resulted in the location in hie home of a considerable quantity of "flrit dees mail addressed to Fawcett Publications and a large number of pareeli containing bodes cigarets toilet ar--tlcles and medicinal samples” Postmaster William S Meany Sr' today confirmed the report that Reichert had been suspended but would make no further comment It was kerned however that postal inspectors were preparing a report to be submitted to the U S District Attorney at Hartford Reichert a veteran of World War 1 is a past commander of the Greenwich Poet 29-American Legion and during World War H was commander of Company C Connecticut State Guard Stationed' at Greenwich He served overseas with Battery F of Green-wichl CHRISTMAS CONTEST TIME IS SHORT “JOIN TOE FUN” SEND YOUR ANSWERS TODAY Christmas Parties Cancelled As Health Authorities Seel To Check Influenza Spread As absenteeism in schools and factories -continued ' to Increase School and Recreation Board officials went further today in assisting Health Departments ofPortChesttr and-neighboring coni-munitiea fight the cold and influenza epidemic fay- cancelling several 0tannediChriatma parffikrbMk'etbairganirarand other events RAPS 'BRASS’— Pvt George L Marie' (above) leaves after attacking "Army brass hats" during testimony -'before House committee during hearing an universal military training The Cleveland- O private -opposed measure end attacked what he calkd “The - Pentagon - Boy Scouts" "bemedaled ' fourfluSh-enmmd ""eiEiuuatlc- pheneye durixjthc coii CliiriitoBas-sa -of the Pentagon castk" l OneMan Hurl As Union Feud GrbwsHotlca: Steamfltters and Helpers Union AFU :hlch "fcovSTs 'Westchester and parts el Putnam'shd1 Dutchess County flared lntovtotence last night and led to' a’ demi by one faction tor police protection' at' a 'union meeting to be held tonight I Philip Andenon 45 of 58 Chestnut Street said to beTraieofthe group ssekfaigto unseat -William J McGeory business menager and secretary-treasurer was treated at St John’s Riverside Hospital for scalp wounds requiring -10 stitches inflicted when he was hit over the heed with a chair during a melee ln Bsran's Restaurant at 38 Lockwood Avenue Six' police kd by Capt John R "Kilpatrick restored -order and took the names of participants In the- disturbance Anderson was unable to identify fais assailants and no charges were made According toJames Lynch of 91 Hillview Avenue a leader of the oppoeitioa to' McGeOry : the troubk arose over n newspaper story fay the dissenters publicizing the krai meeting to -be held tonight at Labor Temple 3Q7 Walnut Street Lynch said he and others of his group wars-holding a meeting In the restaurant when others including: McGeory and Martin J Parkinson business manager of Local 137 International Union iff Operating Engineers entered Hot words followed and soon ' there was a general melee Thomae Webber of New Rochelle president and business agent iff Local 543 end Fred Schmidt of Mount Vernon were among' 'those present McGeory end Parkinson are at libd-ty under $5000 ball each on an Indictment charging them with attempted extortion ' of $100000 In connection with work on the New York City aqueduct project The indictment is pending in New York County Draft Board Asks For Delay Of Pre-Christmas Induction Following immediately tqx the receipt by the Port Cheater Draff Board of a notice from the Selective Service -headquarter at Albany to send approximately 15 registrants to New York fra induction into the -armed ’ farces and fra pre-induction examination Chairman Wllliam R Reardon yesterday appealed to the Albany headquarters to 'defer the "call" until after Christmas Day" it was learned today The "call” k for about six registrants to be sent tor induction end the remainder for their pre-induction examination In his letter to the Selective Dork Russell dirsctra'Of recreation in Port Chester announced that following a conference with Health Officer Bemafd J Gioffre he has cancelled the Recreation Cbmmisaion’s --annual Christmas party for youngsters scheduled to be held Decv24attfae Capitol Theater’ - -'y In addition MiSsTRUsSell has cancelled an ' recreation leagpe basketball games until After Jen 1 because iff tfae epidemic Dr Gioffre said today that ne wfll also contact Frank L4fowe Jr - executive - secretary of the Y M:C A and those n charge iff activitiee at the Don Boaco Community 'Center and the CyO activities at St Mary’s £chool Aid request that -’they dispense with all basketball 'games' and" other plannd Activities that call 1 for gatherings' of persons especially children until' the- influenza epte demic subsidy: - Diseoarage flatheriags Dr Gioffre- also sold ho would contact the managers iff the Capitol and Embassy "Theaters end request of them that tjjey not stage special 'matinee' performances for children "It’s for the benefit of the community at large that as far possible the gathering of children in large numbers should be discouraged white the epidemic of colds and mild influenza exists much as It-may disappoint them Superintendent of Schools Evan Jones reported no high school games have been scheduled during the holiday season and that all inter-mural -athletic activities have -been-called off-Syt Akq Acts- The presentation of mas party by tiie Junior riass of SffivgBssi&a morrow night's'- contort at Harrison High 8(001 will gti- pjn f yrith -fllnesS ’ ihtatljr diis to raids caused 42rper csnt'of Port Chester’s Jrflor High School students to be absent today Junior High School rqportefl BJl'iier cent of the students ’ out and ' a check up of all "the -grammar schook -including St Mary’s Parochial Sohooland ithe -Hdy'RoSaryPa rodiial iSchool showed absenteeism at about 26 per cent -In Rye' it" wss reported that out of a total registration In the public schools 379 were absent today and in the Harrison schools there were -302 absentees which was an Increase of 52 from yes-terdqy - t KaiserFiFms Plan May Lead ToAuto Peace DETROIT (AP)-Attintlon In the Automotive wage disputes switdied back to the Ford Motor Co and to the industrAlatest entrant today as impending court action broadened the breach1 between General Motors Crap and the CIO United AUto Worker While Ford officials headed fra further wage talks with the union this afteriioon'the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation which has Ifcased the giant Willow Run Bomber Plant tor car" production was reported preparing an ''entirely novel" company-unioii security plan 'Defalk of the plan were not disclosed but Edwsrd JD Rlordan director of Kaiser-Frazer’S industrial relations said they may be made public in advance of the fihn’s first negotiations with the UAW-CIO next Monday Particular significance was attached 'to the fact '-that' R X Thomas the union's International President was -slated to head the UAW delegation at the conference (j : Service officials Mr ‘ Reardon stated -in-pprt - that -prince’ an emeiigepcjr no'Jcnger exkta the hoard- sees no reason’ Why registrant ahould or rushed into service-four days before' Christmas1 Up to press time today- Mr Reardon had not received -a reply to hk letter At the -same time-it-was announced that the 'Draft-Board’s office in Poliee Headquarters will close ms usual on Saturday Dec 22 and will remain -dosed until Dec 2S lt will be opened all flay Saturday Dec 29 but will be dosed dir Monday Eke 3i angl on Tuesday 'Jan-L POLICEMAN FLAYS SANTA — Patsy Kelly 6 arid Irvin 4 have their own special Santa Claus Police Chief Emory Revelle The children are living in Jail in Prinqese Anne Md with their mother Mrs Harry Kelly 24 who k charged with slaying her husband Revelle bought clothing end will take cere iff the children’s Christmas— (AP Wirephoto) - - - - - Life Savers Will Distribute Ghri8tma8Bon usesA tParty 4 Ufa Savers Inc iff Port Chester Friday will distribute bonuses to all of Its employes at Its annual Christmas party next Friday night at the Port Chester Elks Chib Westchester Avenue President Oscar T Kappes announced today The affair will begin at 8:30 P M 'Although the total of the Christ- mas bonus checks vfill not be disclosed until after the presentation lt k expected that the amouito’Vill ra one of ’tiid larg-esr distributed by the company -Lrwiir be'the Utireonaecutive year to employes have shared - in vtfarir company's prosperity -under a' bonus pun -begun in -1935 ! Anbther highlight of the -affair wfll-be the entertainment pro-griunl 'Mac Pepper-will act as toaster of ceremonies -and there pill 'he six top-notch vaudeville acts from' the Broadway' circuit pabdngto the music of Vlng Merlbi'a Orchestra wfll follow the entertainment' "'" " And for those wishing to peek into Ahe future several profesaiMi-al fortune tellers will he on hand including Mrs Alberta Hale Port Chesterrand Mrs Ann Brin and Mrs: Freda Roberts both of Stsm ford John Aarts Elks Club stew-art will supervise the - preparation and serving of" a buffet supper j ' When asked if he would attend the ‘party again this "year Edward J Noble board chairman of Ufa Saiwre replied "You can bet I will because it’s one of the few chances I get to renew old friendships with the peopk whb helped me start Life Seven many yean ago" This year's party will be the first fra seven ex-service men Who have retumed to their old Jobe with' the company: They include Edmund Romano James Smith Jr Robert Peterson Andrew Hol-ko Angus McKinnon John Jer-man and Charles Mask Patton Reported 5Out pnanger’ HEIDELBERG GERMANY (AP) — Col R Glen S purling chief specialist attending Gen Geotoe S Patton Jr said today the American commander Was tout of danger of death but there was a possibility that he never "4 would-be-ebte-to-emunand — fair troops again" He described Patton’s condition as a touch and go affair He laid the Generalmight recover fully from' the broken neck he received in an sutomabite crash lest Sundry but again that he might be partly paralyzed fra life - Gleason Honored By Police Chiefs Greenwich Police - Chief John Gleason president" of the Police Chiefs Association iff Connecticut' was elected fifth vice-president iff the International Police Chiefs Assocktion - yesterday at the convention being held Miami Fie JAVA FORCE GROWS "' BATAVIA Java (AP) — A British spokesmen said today that two companies of the Third end Fourth Gurkha Divisions and a battalion of the British Sixth Air-Borne Division had arrived in Java BusDriversGet PBobstKi: New Contract In contrast with" labor disputes that have resulted in countrywide strikes " representatives of the County Transportation Company Port Chester and the Soundveiw Transportation Com-' pany operating in White Plains have reached -an amicable agreement with Roosevelt Lodge 1008 Brotherhood of Railroad " Trainmen on a proposed 1946 contract calling for increased wages and other concessions sought by the bus drivers it was teamed today Some 78 drivers for the two companies both of which operate out of Port Chgster and are subsidiaries of the New Haven Railroad Company will be affected" by the new contract It will be signed within the next few days The wage " increase rate was not disclosed but was declared by James Kane secretary-treasurer iff Roosevelt Lodge to be ""entirely satisfactory and more than bus drivers in other areas are receiving’’ Following meetings between the Lodge’s collective bargaining committee Thomas Smith general manager iff the two bus companies and C E Smith vice president of the New Haven Railroad Company it was agreed that: 1— Beginning Jan 1 bus drivers - will receive an increase' in their hourly pay 2— Drivers will bs granted specified eating periods with pay while on- duty ' 3— Issuance at the- company's expense'of complete uniforms 4— Timerand a half for drivers working on Christmas New Year's Day and Easter ' (Heretofore driven were paid overtime only when they worked on Christ-jnseLkyl It was also agreed according to Mr Kane that in the event Congress passes a law' within the next year limiting bus driven to a 40-hour week - schedule the Lodge's collective bargaining committee will have the right to reopen negotiations with the company for a new wage schedule after it has served a 30-days notice on the company At present the driven work from -48 to 55 hours week' : Members of the Lodge’s collective bargaining committee wir worked out the terms of the 1946 contract with the hue company's representatives wen Herbert Kolb chairman Hebert Drought secretary and John HjUeky ' 'Recently elected officer! of hoosevelt Lodge who will be in-i tailed at -the meeting on Thun day Dec- 27 Include Joseph Baker president John Rooney vice president and John Hinlicky secretary and treasurer ' Mr Kane who1 declined another term at secretary airi treasurer will serve as the Lcle's official pub- licity agent Taylor Tells 400 Feting Him Harrison Gave All He Asked But That ‘Miserable Airport " love you all I love my Town" Benjamin L Taylor retiring ae Harrison' supervisor after 40 yean of public service told more than 400 persona who turned out teat night to honor him as a Republican Town Club victory-testimonial dinner in Lawrence’s Inn- ' Mr Taylor spoke briefly after- -r-- - hearing Supervisor-elect Alfred F Suite Jrj characterise him as a man iff national and State prominence a well as the leading dtl-sen of- Harrison whose cardinal virtues are faith and patience Tie - could do more by mmi statements then many can with studied effort” the new Super-vkwvalso n guetpf honor as- Supervisor Taylor' quoting his entry into poetics in 1905 said he UCpe token to the Democratic nominating caucus that year by the Harrison pdliticai leader and told "Boy you're going to be the next supervisor of the Town iff Harri- That Airport Since then he said he has given Harrison "all of my energy ell of my efforts’’ and "Harrison has given -me all that I have — everything Iaaked for — except that miserable airport to Purchase- I fought that but they brought it to and what a mesa they made iff that They destroyed the beauties of our hills and rills'' He recalled serving a term to Washington and regaled the audience with anecdotes concerning Congressmen with whom he served in the House of Representatives recounted the history of hk40 years of holding public office and told that the only time he was defeated he wee returned overwhelmingly to office to the L)iext fleet km as Harriann supers vRor7 "I was never afraid to meet criticism I always did what was right and knew I was right" Mr Taylor said Closing hk short address Supervisor Taylor said "It k not with regrets that I retire : I do it with the knowledge that hqve draw my-best My heart is yeiir heart - You have given me everything I' have ever asked’ The regrets of the Westchester County Board iff Supervisors over the retirement of Mr Tkylor were brought by Richard H Levet chairman of the Board Sulla To Follow hk Fath - Mr Sulla in the only other address of the evening lauded Mr Tkylor and pledged to continue hk “responsible and respectable government" in the future "Our hats ere off to the pastour coats re off to the future" he asserted " Mr Taylor was presented with set of resolutions adopted by the Republican Town Committee expressing regret at hk retirement and waa also given s purs “from hk - friends” " The book of engrossed resolutions was signed by John Daityn-ger Miss Mae Blazina Orville G Sanborn Margaret Flanagan Mrs Honor Mcllwain all of the Republican Town Committee in addition to members of foe Harrison Town Board and the Westchester County Board of Supervisors Among those present at the dinner were friends of Supervisor Taylor from throughout -the county Seated at the speakers table were Supreme Court Justice-elect Frederick G Schmidt of Port Chester Supervisor 'Levet and town officials - -Mr Taylor entered politic in 1905 as supervisor wss a member of the Hmise of Representatives from 1913 (0 1914 when he retired to private practice In 1920 he was again elected as supervisor holding the post until 1935 when he was defeated Elected once more in 1937 'he held the post until hk retirement this year TABRIZ PERILED-- -TEHRAN (AP)— A high gov eminent source laid today rebellious tribesmen threatened imminent capture of the Azerbaijan province capitalbf Tarbiz and the town of Ardabll L10mileato the east Village Children Asking Santa For Toys Promise Him Coffee Ry EDDIE SALKOWE Santa Claus working overtime preparing gifts ae requested by boys and girk all over the world took time out today to pay us a visit and discuss some of the requests he has received-eo tor from youngsters in Port Chester— and they sure wanf different thinga -' "tfou know” Santa laid “some children are Just asking for 'too many thinga thk year but Tm going to do my beat to bring them everything possible Some thinga they ask for won’t be made thk rr— that’s why Tm tolling you they wont be toy disappointed" What the Jolly white-bearded gent from the North Pole k going to bring to some of the tots around town wfll require plenty of steigh- TSGT FRANK PETERSON 4' Army Advances Frank Peterson Another Grade A very rapid advance in the U S Army has been recorded by TSgt Frank Peterson son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Peterson 73 Maple Avenue 'Rye wno after 21 months in the Army was rnueiitiy appointed Acting First Sergeant of the G4th Field Hospital Newton- D Baker Hospital Martins-burg W Va Sgt Fcterson a graduate of Rye High School class of 1939 first went to Clerk School at Gamp Ellis ’ Hi and was then assigned to the Pay and Personnel department- making a name fra himself in the States and overseas with hk present outfit The 24-year-old soldier row from -Sergeant to Technical Sergeant at Newton’ D Baker Hospital and has served with the 64th since its activation Before entering the service he was employed by the Kolart Company Stamford as a machinist end' intends to return to them upon hk discharge He has one brother Philip in the Navy and lx sktere ' School Pupils Raise §80760 In Bond Drive Another final report Lhat of the public schools wss issued by thq War Finance Committee yesterday showing that the seven tchook had totalled $8076075 mostly in T? Bonds Mrs Hector R 'Viraii1' chairman of the Women’s Division made the report Final results for each school are ae follows Park Avenue L$4553125 Senior High — 1200000 Junior High — 857475 Edison Horton- 721850 304875 294375 144375 Roosevelt Washington On the beak of a hospital bed (Continued on Page Thirteen) ' THROWS $30000 AWAY GLENS FALLS (API— Edward B Hillk Who literally : tossed $20000 out the window was anxiously looking for it today Hillk reported that the cold cash was in hk coat which he heaved through a window of hk burning home Wednesday when fire swept the house and' adjacent salvage yard at an es twisted loss of $200000 space For exMpte one boy apparently undeiv five from hk handwriting wants a clock chgir microphone a book about Harry Howard Hook and Ladder Company ‘a football radio prayer book and a few other things Refresh meats Ready ' Santa told us also that he has had many offers to stop for cake hnd milk 1 hot chocolate "and" a pot of coffee which one girl said he was going to ask her 'mother to make on the eventful night before 7 - "One of the most amazing requests I've ever had” Santa Claus said "was from some boy evidently the son iff a physician who distinctly asked for a stethoscope among other things -(Continued of Page Thirteen) CounselAlso Asks Relief From Task Senate President Telia Committee Probe Inter feres Willi His Duties - CALLS ACTION TRAGIC “ I WASHINGTON: (AP) —Chair mm Barkley announced today he may resign from the Pearl Harbor Committee Hk statement came after the cojnmittce’s entire kgal £larr askctLo he excused fi 1 further- participation ' in the excused from Barkley told his colleagues that durlhg' the next few days before reaching "a final decision he would weigh he “relative obligations” to the committee and to the Sen- -j ate where hi-is majority leader I "If I conclude that my oblige-' tions arc greater to the Senate I I shall resign" as a member of the i committee” he added ' - ! I Previously William D Mitchell i 1 committee counsel and hk entire staff asked to be relieved of duty ' -Barkley called this move by the staff a "tragic' development" Mitchell said he and hk aides would continue to present testimony thk month but Barkley said it would be difficult for the committee to find othpr counsel Lawyer Explains - Mitchell asserted In hk state ment that “all of my staff accepted their places on my expectations and assurance that they would "not be held up for any con-sldcrablc time after Jan 1 My own obligations snd respnnsihlU - itics put me in the same position” Barkley ‘noted that Mitchell and some of hksaktanti had said they desired to serve without crap- -pensation The chairman laid that he had not wanted to serve on the committee in -the first place because as majority leader he had "all any one human ought to be aaked to da” Since the hearing started Bark- icy added he had been forced in effect Jo give up his work as ma- jority leader “and almost as Senator" " " It now had become apparent Barkley said that the Investigation could not -be concluded by Jan 3 as Congress had stipulated In its enabling resolution "At the rate of progress made" he" said “it would be difficult to prophesy how many months may— -be requited to comptete the in-' vestigation” ' In announcing the legal staff's desire to" withdraw Mitchell read (Continued -on- Page-Thirteen-) — Gallagher Asks’ Court To Clear Mrs Hatch WHITE PLAINS — Dismissal of two first degree murder in-' dictmehts against Mrs Renee Guy Jiatch confessed strangler of her two young children in their-home on Half Mile Road Armonk on July 4 1944 was asked today by District Attorney El- -bert T Gallagher County ' Judge Frederick G -Schmidt reserved decision on the motion in which defense counsel 1 James Dempsey Joined- Hie court's ruling probably will be announced next week In asking that the prosecution be ended Mr Gallagher made clear he did' so' because of the unanimous opinion of psychia- -trists -Retained by prosecution the court and -the defense that Mrs Hatch was legally insane whes she ended the lives of Georgette Marie three and Aldis B-Hatch 3d 16 months and then attempted suicida and their similarly unanimous opinion that she hu since regained her sanity' DressedHn a dark blue suit coat and hat relieved only by a white blouse ' Mrs Hatch sat calmly in a Jury box accompanied by Deputy - Sheriff Marion Wood during the" brief proceedings and was then taken back to County - Jail pen(J'ng ' Judge Schmidt’s decision Her mother end step-father Mr ' and Mrs Russell Perkins were among the few spectators in criurt ’ BUY SEALS J ' ’ t ’ S 1 v" 'V f r ’ ’I ’'J1 r

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