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Wednesday, September 28, 1938
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THE DETROIT FREE PRESS WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 19 3 'I f t" Parolee Sentenced James Cuastelo, forty-one-year-old Grand Rapids grocer, was sentenced to two and one-half years in prison Tuesday as a probation violator by Federal Judge Arthur F. Lederle. Probation officers reported that Guastelo twice had been involved in fights re cently. Ann Foster's exciting new 6.50 Designed especially for career girls ... at a price that fits your weekly budget. Trim, business-like styles that bosses approve. Nice details, zippered skirtsj good flattering lines. Lightweight rayon and wool combination that sheds wrinkles, and presses off in a jiffy in the morningl Both in new colors and black. THRIFT SHOP SECOND FLOOR Charge i If V s - zr 1 mode specially for Detroit water! 1.00 (Saves 50c Famous soap made to our own specifications after a thorough analysis of Detroit water! Soothing buttermilk base . . . lathers quickly . . . lasts long because it's hard-milled. Phone orders filled promptly . . . call RA. 3630. Green-Bouquet Yellow-Verbena White-Lilac Blue-Jasmin Assorted Union Puts Off Ouster Action Awaits More Data on Alleged Abduction Flans to hold a meeting Wednesday night to consider the possible ousting of Jay J. Griffin, president and founder of the Society of Tool and Die Craftsmen, were changed Tuesday. The nine-man executive board of the iinion decided to withhold such action until the status of Griffin's case is clarified. Certain members of the organization were exasperated Monday when their chief received unfavorable publicity following a trip to Chicago which Griffin said he was forced to taJte by three abductors who blindfolded him. In the six days he was missing, police and m ambers of his own organization were fearful that he bad been kidnaped and harmed. However, two members of his union arrested In a room Griffin occupied in Chicago under an assumed name said that Griffin had taken the trip to stimulate publicity for his union, Chicago police said. The two are Arthur Brown and Richard Murray and they were aald to be on their way to Detroit after having been released by Chicago authorities. Detroit police are awaiting the arrival of the two to learn whether Griffin's story was false or whether he really was abducted. Griffin said that he called a meeting of the executive board Monday night after he had learned that a letter designed to bring about his recall had been written. He said that he had received a unanimous vote of confidence from the board. Another meeting of the executive board, trustees and shop stewards has been scheduled for Sun day, Griffin said. He asserted that the case will be settled at that time. Suit Is Dropped by Noblewoman ' Attorneys for Dr. Angelica Bal-banoff, Russian noblewoman named recently as one of the five most intelligent women in the world, Tuesday withdrew her J10.000 damage suit against the Fort Shelby Hotel. Larry S. Daviclow, attorney, said that Dr. Balbanoff's mental condition was such that she did not care to press her action in Federal Court here. He said that the suit might be reopened later. Her bill of complaint blamed the hotel for a fall she suffered in May, 1936. She said she was trying to escape hot water from an improperly marked shower. O'Conor Is Likely Choice for Maryland Governor BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (A. P.) Seven men and women, members of a single county delegation to the Democratic convention, appeared today to have sealed Attor ney General Herbert R. O'Conor's nomination as the party canal- date for governor of Maryland. Recount and Maryland's sec-ond-ch'oice system, of voting obscured the result of the primary election Sept. 12 until yesterday. Members of the Prince Georges County delegation to the Demo cratic nominating convention to- morrow, decided last night to swing their seven votes to O'Con nor, thus assuring him more than enough votes to clinch the nom lination. Purchases Billed Nov. 1st Today! thru Saturday October 8th Semi-Annual Sale BUTTERMILK SOAP on 12 ban) Peach-Rose Orchid-Violet r. ,.u i.i.i . I , in J1J1 jpi eg"- V n""i. Chinese Diplomacy ENEVA The Czechoslovak German crisis helped Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo, China's League of Nations delegate, win an agreement Tuesday from British and French representatives that League punitive powers were ap plicable against Japan. The Chinese delegate won a favorable vote of the League Council by making China's appeal the precedent for a possible ap peal by Czechoslovakia against threatened German aggression. Moreover, China appeared to have a good chance of persuad ing the British and French In Freak Mishap JOSEPH FIGLOCK Street Worker Hit in Plunge of Child Twice Victim in Odd Type of Accident For the second time within a year, Joseph Figloek, D.P.W. worker, waa involved in a type, of freak accident at 10.10 a. m. Tuesday, when a baby fell out of the sky and landed on Figlock's head. David Glenn Thomas, 2 years old, played too near a window in his fourth-floor home at 77 E. Canfield Ave., police said, and fell out, striking Figloek, who was sweeping the alley below, on the head and shoulders. The boy was taken to Receiving Hospital with fractures of the thigh, arm and shoulder and an Injured skull. Figloek, who was uninjured, said that he had escaped death and had saved a child's life almost a year ago when a baby girl fell In the same fashion and also from four floors above as Figloek worked on John R. St. near Hancock Ave. Highland Park to Vote on Addition to Hospital Lawrence C. Whitsit, Highland Park's city engineer, possessed authorization Tuesday to request a PWA grant to aid in financing a maternity hospital and improvements at Highland Park General Hospital. The authorization was voted at the suburb's Monday night Council meeting. Tne estimated cost of the dual projects would be $485,454.54, of which the PWA will be asked to advance 45 per cent. To finance Highland Park's share, the Council voted a special election to be held Nov. 8. Voters will be asked to ballot on the issuance of general obligation serial bonda in the amount of $267,000. The Council also voted a $500 appropriation which the Recreation Department may use to repair shoes and clothing for needy school children. City Rental Pacts O.K'd The Common Council Tuesday approved rental agreements with tenants of properties acquired by the City by condemnation for the widening of Gratiot and Michigan Aves. The City will realize $4,302 a month from the rentals until demolition of the buildings is required for the widening. ' m CO$TlY-tOOKIN CJ COSTUMI jivmim v) J . Prfct with orrnoofi or (J a . dinner dr"i thii nw ! iV . combination ef lustrous Vi X R:cNe'iu limuioltd por!s m andb!aclcroyonv(vtthot A l inop with a bow. Neck. V (NO lace,$75.Bracelet.$!.9J. O VV 550 Washington by pointing to the presen crisis that they should carry out some form of punishment against Japan under Article XVII of the League Covenant. Even the British and French said Koo played one of the cleverest diplomatic games ever seen at Geneva. Article XVII provides for punishment of an aggressor not a member of the League the same article under which Czechoslovakia would have to appeal against any German aggression. Soviet Russia's League delegate and foreign commissar, Maxim Litvinoff, was authoritatively reported pressing for a British-French-Russian show of naval, land and air strength as the only possible answer to Reichsfuehrer Hitler. Both Britain and France appeared eager to keep the League machinery in working order for a possible Czechoslovak appeal hence the Chinese request hardly could be ignored. Queen Christens Liner GLASGOW Queen Elizabeth, with a message from King George calling on the people to "keep cool heads and brave hearts," Tuesday launched Britain' new 85,000-ton liner bearing her name. Nearly 300,000 persona watched the giant vessel, companion ship of the Queen Mary, glide down the slipways into the Clyde. "I have a message from the King," Queen Elizabeth told the huge crowd. "He bids the people of this country to be of good cheer in spite of the dark clouds hanging over them and Indeed the whole world, "He knows well that, as ever before In critical times, they will keep cool heads and brave hearts. "He knows, too, they will place their entire confidence in their leaders who under God's providence are striving their utmost to find a just and peaceful solution of the grave problem which confronts them." The Queen was so excited when she cut the tape releasing the bottle of champagne which crashed against the liner's bow that she forgot to exclaim 'In the traditional manner: "I name thee Queen Elizabeth." Four Living in One Room Get First Brewster Home LeRov Haliburton. nnw livinu- with his wife and two children in one room at 3921 B St, was the first tenant selected for the Brewster Homes, low-cost housing project for Nesrroea. it wan an. nounced Tuesday. Haliburton s average annual wage is $1,185 and he now pays $4 a week for his one room. Ten people use the bath in the home in which the Haliburton family lives. The family will be entitled to a four-room apartment with modern conveniences at a rental of about $26 a month, including heat and utilities. 21 Jackson Linemen Fly to Restore Wire Service A chartered United Airlines transport took off from Detroit City Airport at 7 p. m. Tuesday carrying 21 linemen of the Con sumers Power Co. at Jackson to Providence, R. 1. The crew is one of the many Deing rusned to New England from various parts of the country to reestablish communication facilities after the hurricane. United Airlines anticipated that a second plane would be dispatched from Detroit Wednesday morning. Oppose Amendment The Board of Supervisors Tues day went on record aa unalter ably opposed to the proposed amendment to the State Constl tution prohibiting the diversion of weight and gasoline tax moneys for purposes other than roads III ' Bring your wardrobe up-to-date with a Hickey-Quality SUIT Slip into a Hickey-Quality suit and learn what a pleasing change a garment of this type will make in your appearance and in the state of your morale. $55 to $85 Youth Charges Police Beating Probe Is Started by Chief Inspector John A. Hoffman, chief Inspector of detectives, launched an investigation Tuesday into a robbery suspect's complaint that he waa beaten into confessing a aeries of purse snatchings and automobile thefts. The prisoner la Edwin Thomas-zewicz, 21 years old, of 5127 Dubois St., who was arrested by Bethune Station police Sept. 21, as the "red-stocking bandit." Thomaszewicz, In a stenographic statement to Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Garber, charged that he suffered a series of beatings by Bethune Station police and a Hold-Uf Squad detective He charged that following his arrest he was taken to a council room in Bethune Station and placed In a chair against the wall with a table pushed tightly against his stomach so that he could not move. He asserted that when he re fused to admit charges put to him, he was slapped back and forth by detectives who stood on either side of him. Detective Richard Downing, of the Holdup Squad, haa been In charge of the case since Thomaszewicz was taken to headquarters two days ago. He denied that he had abused the prisoner. Dictatorships' Gag on Press Assailed Publisher Says Truth Would Avoid Crises BOSTON, Sept. 27 (A. P.) Ralph M. Ingersoll, publisher and vice president of Time, Inc., today declared "the same forces which tend to strangle news are the forces which tend to strangle trade. "In fact," he told the Boston Conference on Distribution a meeting of widely known experts on economics "man's impulse to trade man's necessity to trade is so great that It seems impossible to deny it without first resorting to denial of free distribution of news. "If the newspapers of a dictator ship could tell the truth, if honest observers could expose the economic consequences of their policies, they could never succeed as they have in impoverishing their people to create their armies, to build their war machines and incidentally cut off your markets in doing it." Ingersoll said he had no fear for the freedom of the American press so long as its scientific principlesto find out what happened and tell it without fear or favor and this country's spirit of fair play survive. Ex-Detroiter Must Hang for 'Error-Killing' of Wife Alan T. Boggs, formerly wealthy Detroit resident, will be hanged Dec. 16 for the "error slaying" of his estranged wife, It was decreed Tuesday by Superior Judge James L. Atteridge in Santa Cruz, Calif. Boggs, convicted of the crime last month, pleaded Innocent and declared he shot his thirty-seven-year-old wife Sally April 17 because he mistook her twelve-year-old son for another man in her bedroom. U.A.W. and Firm Confer on Strike at Champion Representatives of the United Automobile Workers and officials of the Champion Spark Plug Co, were in conference Tuesday in an effort to settle the dispute which closed the company' Hamtramck plant at 8525 Butler Ave. A strike was called last Thursday by the union, which charged speedup of production and discrimination against unionists. Approximately 250 persons have been affected. Robbery Suspect I . " I In M iW ,i, EDWIN THOMASZEWICZ Theit Confession Eases Conscience Because his conscience bothered him, Chester Brzenzickl, 24 years old, of 3632 Dane St., who plans to marry next month, walked into the Chene Station Tuesday morn ing and confessed voluntarily to participating Monday in the theft of an auto belonging, police said, to Joseph Kodos, of 8641 Jos. Campau Ave., Hamtramck. "I must have forgotten about the wedding," Brzenzicki said. "With two other men,' I stole an auto in Hamtramck and took it to Dequindre Ave. and the Nineteen Mile Road, where we planned to strip it and sell the parts. But a car came along and scared us away." Walter Tadzak, 27, of 8350 Manuel Ave., and Frank Grzedyk, 27, of 2965 Hanley Ave., Hamtramck, whom Brzenzickl named as accomplices, also were turned over to Hamtramck police. Nickel Theft Nets Terms for Three Michigan Men Twenty-year-old Donald Hubbard, who told St. Paul police that his home was In Detroit, was sentenced Tuesday to from two to five years for the theft of $1,000 worth of nickel from a St. Paul plating works. Howard Sales, 29, who gave his home as Eaton Rapids, Mich., was given a similar sentence, and Harry Carter, 43, who also claimed Eaton Rapids as his home, was sentenced to five years for his part in the theft. Autumn's most exciting innovation Your eye tells you it's low relief sculpture your touch tells you it's still satiny kidskin, with a delicate raised pattern. And your feet will insist that kid is still the most heavenly-soft leather in the world I SCULPTURED KID exclusive Fashions are to be found ONLY at Fyfe's in Detroit I $9.75 3RD FLOOR - A 7 HY, Fair Will Seek AidfromPWA ! Isbey Sees Ickes and Speeds Application (From th$ Fttt Puts Butsau) WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 Gov. Murphy announced tonight that Harold L. Ickes, PWA administrator, had approved grants to Michigan in excess of $2,000,000 and that $15,000,000 more is available for projects in the State. Murphy and Frank Isbey, manager of the Michigan State Fair, conferred with Ickes and afterward Isbey left by plane for Detroit, announcing that he would convene a session of the Fair Board to approve projects involving the construction of & building large 'enough to accommodate a national automobile show, and also a new agricultural building. He hopes to get Ickes' approval of the projects by Friday, deadline for application to the PWA. Grants approved today were for dormitories at Michigan State College, $337,500; Central State Teachers College, Mount Pleasant, $119,250, and Michigan Mining and Technological Institute, $257,-770; Wyandotte public school, $231,000; Holland electric plant, $675,621; University of Michigan dormitory, $450,000, and Sturgis power plant, $123,300. Woman Is on Trial for Part in Holdup Seized in Taxi Near Scene of Robbery Miss Lorraine Clark, 24 years old, native of Unionville, Mich., whose sweetheart, Hugh Steven' son, 27, last week was sentenced to serve 10 to 20 years for robbery armed, Tuesday went on trial in Recorder's Judge W. Mc Kay, Skillman a court for the same crime. She and Stevenson were arrested after Stevenson had held up a gasoline statelon at Mack and Lenox Aves. He was purused by the station attendant. The girl was waiting in a taxicab near the scene of the robbery. Among Tuesday's witnesses was Miss Marlon Bryden, of 23 W. Josephine St., Ecorse, telephone operator at the Checker Cab Co., whom Miss Stevenson Is alleged to have called for the taxi. Italian Film Official Dies ROME, Sept. 27-(U.P.) Carlo Roncoroni, 56 years old, Italian representative for RKO films, died today of heart disease. He was president of Clnecitta, Italian movie firm. J r, cuMuMd 'kid SKETCHED: TOP. Navy. India-brown, tpici. wint or black. BAG. the same five colors. (Mam floor) LOWER LEFT, black hd. LOWER RIGHT, navy or black. Body of Former Detroit Woman Found in Ocean The body of a woman found hv ocean fishermen working off Cone iomiiu, new iuik, waa identified Tuesday as that of Mrs. Georgia Peiker, former Detroit woman who aisappearea from the liner Cham-plain aa it neared New York Saturday night. Harry Peiker, husband of th dead woman, in 1934 opened the first Home Owners Loan Corp office In Detroit. The Peiker s lived at the Whittier until 1935, when Peiker was transferred to Washington, He ia now deputy general manager of the HOLC at Washington. Peiker, waiting for the Cham-plain to dock and carrying a gift bouquet for his wife, learned of her disappearance when the Pei-kers' eleven year - old daughter Nan came ashore alone. Her mother put her to ,bed Saturday night, the child said, and was gone when she awoke. Mrs. Peiker was 48 years old. Her body was found Sunday and at first it was believed to be that of a New England hurricane vio-tim. U.A.W. Steward, on Strike, Missing Two detectives were assigned Tuesday to search for a United Automobile Workers shop stew, ard who dropped from sight while on strike. The missing man is Benjamin N. Bell, of 3493 Lemay Ave., a Briggs -Local steward. According to his landlady, Mrs. William Graues, Bell haa not been at home since Sept. 18. There was a Briggs Manufacturing Co. strike in progress at that time. Police learned that Bell never had claimed his pay. Clothing and food in his apartment indicated that Bell did not plan to leave, police said. From Bell's acquaintances the officers learned that he was a man of regular habjts and not given to excessive drinking. A sister, Mrs. L. V. Tipich, lives in Kempton, Calif. U. S. to Argue Its Claim on $10,500 Bank Deposit Testimony In the Government's suit against the Commonwealth Commercial State Bank for approximately $10,500 on deposit in the bank is scheduled to start before Federal Judge Ernest A. O'Brien Wednesday. J. Thomas Smith, assistant United States attorney, charges that the bank refused to turn over the money, deposited by John J. Hoefle, accountant and bookkeeper, who ia accused of a $24,000 income-tax deficiency. Woodward at Grand Circut Park, Charge purchase! made after Sept. Zi not due until Oct. 10. 7 H'MELHOCH S STREET FlOO j 1430 WASHINGTON BLVD.

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