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Westchester First LIONS AS EDITORS MORE PLAYGROUNDS SPEED BARRIERS PUBLIC KISSING H r LOUIS K. TIIITI-P Service and fraternal organiza ­ tion*. which are looking tor acme activity to turn their attention Uamaronack Lions. . ___ organisation Is to give their An ­ nual Roar In a' few days and that the event might have proper pub ­ licity and that the Lions also might make a tasting contribution to «*• maroneck, the Club enlisted the co ­ operation of The Mamsroneck Dally Times. As a result. The Dally Times appeared last Saturday with a special twelve-page supplement. The Lions got tho advertisement* and wrote a great mass of historical matter, etc., to make the paper readable. The supplement did not confine Itself to exploiting the ' >n» but also contained interesting ... llcles about the various organiza ­ tions or Mamaroncck and many other contributions which proved ot interest to the people of the town. Everybody was pleased with the Is ­ sue and George P. Forbes, the edi ­ tor and publlaher, says that If any ­ body wants to hire eome good news ­ paper men be can heartily recom ­ ment the members of the Lions who worked on this Issue. We are of the opinion that what Is good tor Mamsroneck might be good for other places and so we pass the Idea on, believing tbit It may prove of Interest to organiza ­ tions elsewhere. This Is the season when we begin I talking more about the Playgrounds I and making plans for the summer 1 Playground program. 1 Westchester County is rich In ■ Playgrounds but it Isn ’ t rich I enough. It will never be rich 1 enough until that day when we I cease to receive reports ot children ■ being killed In our streets by auto- I mobiles because they had no better I playing-ground than the public I thoroughfare. I Many of our communities have I elaborate Playground facillUes. Oth- ■ ers are somewhat backward In their I efforts to provide such advantages. ■ Every city, town and village should I ask Itself If It 1* doing what It ■ should In this respect. No child of I Westchester should be forced ti I play In the street because he cat I find no belter place to piny. Thi ■ heathens once threw their children ■ to the crocodiles and. when we ne- ■ gleet to provide Playgrounds, wa I literally 1 * throw our children to the I automobiles so thst we are not far I removed from the heathens. More ■ and better Playgrounds should be I our slogan. If Playgrounds In I Westchester save the life of only ■ one kiddy a year they are worth ten | times the amount of money they FINANCIAL NEWS WITH STOCK MARKET REVIEW,AND 2 P. M. PRICES ON PAGE 2 VOL 1 — NO. 10 ®je Jlailu flreas Complete Wire Reports of THE UNITED PRESS Greatest World-Wide News Service. PLAINS GROWS tuoti POPULATION 1929*35000 M INDEPENDENT NEWSPAl'Ell WHITE PLAINS, Ni THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1929 PUDUBliED CVEP.t BUSINKl PRICE THREE CENTS BLEAKLEY ’ S IRE f Neu> Ruler P AROUSED OVER DIVORCE CASE New York Life Once Rejected Coolidge As Doubtful Risk Northampton. Mass. April 11 (UP)-Calvtn Coolidge. who has accepted nomination as a director of the New York Life Insurance Company, once was regarded as a doubtful risk by that concern, according to •Dr. Sidney A. Clark of' this city. When the former president ‘applied for a policy- 28 years ago. there was a delay In. Is ­ suing It because the applicant was 19 pounds under weight, the physician aald. 54 KNOWN DEAD IN TORNADO- SWEPT TOWNS Five Northwestern Arkansas Counties Arc Devastated — Guion Leveled — 100 Homes Are Wrecked in Sneeds Charles A. Hartnett. .State Coro- ■ tnlssianer of Motor Vehicles, ud- Irdreesing the Westchester County I Police Officers ’ Association at I White Plains, last week. emphaUc- 1 ally stated his opposition to any I move to raise the legal speed limit | either tn cities or towns or In state highways. When tha proposal to raise the gpead limit was first made, several bf tha Maoy-Forbee-Hunter news ­ papers came out \In opposition to ths Idea and branded It as prepos ­ terous. Since that time the New York State legislature has killed tie bill which would have raised the limit. These newspapers believe, with Commissioner Hartnett, that ” pub- tContinued on Page Four.) GRANTED RIGHT Jndga Approves Application _pf Hebrew Institute lo Increase Morfc ***• on Property Here Supreme Court Justice Joseph Morschauser today filed with the County Clsrk his approval of the petition presented by the directors of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains to mortgage their premises for an addlUonal *4.000. Tha petition recites that tha property, on the west side of South Lexington avenue. White Plains, al ­ ready carries a mortgage for *13,000 and It Is now proposed to place with the holder, the New York Title and Mortgage Company, a consolidated mortgage of the orig ­ inal mortgage and an additional *<.000 for a total mortgage of $17,000. The value of the realty and as ­ sets of tha institute Is given os *73,000. The funds raised by the new mortgage aro to be used In Ini- •■emenl of the property Itself. RED CROSS ON SCENE Assistant Relief Director Haa Left St. Louis — Appeals Urgent — Many Homeless SURVIVOR TELLS STORY Town Obliterated in About Five Minutes — Bank Vault Stands Judge Flays Practice! of Coming to West-! Chester for Dissolu ­ tion of Vows on Un- 1 corroborated Testi ­ mony. Supreme Court Justice. William F. j Bleaklcy In special ivm hare today flayed the practice of obtaining di ­ vorces In the courts here on the presentation by witnesses of uncor ­ roborated testimony and threatened lo bring th* case of John Ness of New York against his wife. Emms C Iherlne Ness, to the-attention of the district attorney of New York Ness, through hla attorney, sued for absolute divorce. A process ser ­ ver hsd been sworn In and had given brief testimony, when Alfred LUegford. of New York, the alleged correspondent, was put oh the stand. Hla black hair was brushed back In approved patent leather fashion, while his clothes were fas ­ tidiously worn. He spoke with s slight accent. Ho admitted relations wdh Mrs. Ness, stating that he had Mat her dance. After he had doss* so. I Justlee^Bleakley Interrupted him to ask him if he knew what you know that you can put yourself In a^osltlon of being crlnv LOUIS W. KENNEY Installed as Exalted Ruler local Elks. [RL INJURED SERIOUSLY AS CAR HITS TREE you being paid to come here and testify*' ? asked the Judge.- Lllegford denied that he was. He admitted knowing that tho woman waa married four months after he met her and that he had continued to take her out. He sold that Mrs, Ness, who appeared In court clad in a buckskin cost and close fitUng black hat. had admit ­ ted her marriage to him. He also udmltted a discussion of his rela ­ tions with Mrs. Ness with her hus ­ band at the Neaa home. •There Isn't the slightest corobor- atlon for this testimony, ’ ' said Jus ­ tus Binkley, “ and M reserve de ­ cision until later in-th* day.\ The entire party left the court Newport. Ark, April 11 (UP). — A houl \ ! lo Srether. \\ tornado, whloh ripped through five ' northeastern Arkansla counties last! night, today had exacted a toll of! fifty-four known dead, scorea In ­ jured and unestlmated property damage. Many persons were re ­ ported missing. Appearing, from the west at Guion, Izard County, at dusk, the twister whipped across the town in five minutes and demolished virtu ­ ally every structure, killing three and Injuring more than two score {of tbe town's <00 Inhabitants. •ared through | the towns of Alicia. Parkin. Lorado, ALLEN DIVORCE ' SUIT GRANTED New York. April 1L — Utility stocks led a rally today In the stock market that affected nearly the en ­ tire 11*^, Dealings were somewhat Call money renewed at B per cent, but waa easier fc tone. American Can developed excep ­ tional strength, running up to a new high for ths present stock at 1*0* up 2*. United States Steel. Bethlehem 8teel. Montgomery Ward. Radio and International ► (Continued on Page TwoJ ^ . Gearing Home Statement New York. April 11 (UP) — Bank clearings *1,377.000,000; clearing house balance * 116 . 000 . 000 : federal reserve bank credit balance * 112 ,- 000X00. (Continued c VERDICT TODAY IS PROBABLE IN LEASE ACTION Wife Wins Freedom From “ Peaches ” Browning's Booking Agent The final Judgment of Supreme Court Justice Frank L. Young was entered today, swarding a decree of divorce to Mrs. Katherine Allen of Larchmont. against Edgar F. Al ­ len. theatrical promoter and former booking agent for Mrs. Frances Keenan \Peaches\ Browning whose name was brought Into the trial of the divorce action \frequently but who waa never definitely Iden ­ tified as the alleged corespondent The filing of the Judgment had been held up Several weeks follow- (Continued on Page Two) LINDY LANDS IN ATLANTA; QUIETS FEARS Man of Mystery Announces His Disappearance For 2 or 3 Dnys ’ EXPECTED IN EAST Refuses to Tell Plans — Be ­ lieve He Is on Way to Washington Atlanta. Ca,' April 11. — Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh arrived at Candler Field, Atlanta, at noon to ­ day. He had his plana refueled, preparatory to taking off again, ap ­ parently for Washington. Kansas City. Mo, April 11 (UPh — Colonel Charles A- Lindbergh was \missing\ again today after leaw lng a Texas airport with the an ­ nouncement that he might dlsap- ,pcar for \ ’ two or three days. ” No great concern for the flyer ’ s safety was felt. Lindbergh took off fiom the In ­ ternational airport at Brownsville, (Continued on Page Two) Iu Critical Condition in the White Plains Hospital — Possible Fracture of Skull COMPANIONS ESCAPE Auto Forced ’ Off Parkway- Near Green burgh Crashes Into a Tree — — t WITH SCARSDALE BOY Squire Orders Driver Held Pending Recovery of Injured Girl Christine Haddlx. 20. of 237 West <8th street. New York City. I* In the White Plains Hospital today In | a critical condition aa a result ot Itnjuries received early this morning when-the auto In which she and three companions were riding crashed Into a tree on the Bronx River Parkway near Uie Town of Greenburgh. Miss Haddlx received a posslblfc fractured skull, a fractured nose, severe lacerations to the face, and abrasions to tho body. None of the other occupants of le auto were seriously Injured. They were: John J. Tomich. 23, of (Continued on Pago Two.) Given Credit SENATOR SEABURY C. MASTICK Pralsnl at meeting of County Architects. MAN KILLED IN MOTOR CRASH AT Y0RKT0WN STAND GUARD Eastern Star Members Watch Over Safe Containing Records of Order New York. April 11 — Twelve wo ­ men stood'guard today ov*r the safe containing Important records of the Eastern Star, fearing, they said, that the Grand Matron, Mrs. Amy Bishop Crocker, of Schenec ­ tady. might demand entry to tbe The tension Increased-overnight in the Masonic Hall, where night and day tof a week the women have been keeping vigil around the safe, because Mrs Crocker Is ex ­ pected In- town. She Is to attend a meeting of tho local chapters of the Eastern Star In Mecca Temple tonight. Texas Guinan Defines Sucker For Enlightenment of jury As Night Club Trial Ends IIJOGR TO VISIT ■ JUUUL IV I1U11 Wits in New York Federal Court. Suit Brought by Long Estates ■ CUTS PRICES Against Harry T. Pear- * sail For $4,000 — Much Levity The Jury considering tbe *<,300 action of the Long Estate. Inc, of White Plains, against Harry T. Pearsall, well known White Plains restaurateur of Main street, near the Courthouse, Is expected to reach a verdict lato this afternoon. It appeared at the noon recess to ­ day. The Long Estates claims that Pearsall violated a leaae agreement, alleged lo have been slgnrd In May, 1924, for three years. Pearsall do- ( Continued o 1 Reductions Made of $7,000 to $10,000 on Ford freMotw Air Transports DstroltfcMlch, ~^April 11 (UP) — Price reductions ranging from *10,- 000 to *7.000 on Ford tri-mptored air transports were announced today by Edsel B. Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company. Discussing the reductions. Ed ­ sel Ford Indicated they were In line with his fathers ’ statement yes ­ terday that control of the aviation Industry will toon pass Into the hands of a few large manufactur ­ ers. after going through a business cycle comparable to the automobile Industry. SCENE OF FOX MEADOW CASE {Celebrated Sea redale Contro- verey Will Be Shifted to Newburgh For Final Argument Bundles of maps, scaled draw ­ ings. and diagrams were borne from the court house here today Just be- IxAe the trial of the Fox Meadow Realty Corporation ’ s suit against the Village of Scarsdale was ad ­ journed after perhapa Ita last sea- hare. It hna been tried before Supreme Court Jhstlce Joseph [of observers seemed tt (ConUnned on Page Two) I (Continued on Page Six) New York. April 11. — Texas Gui ­ nan consigned her fato today to the twelve elderly business men In the Jury box. of Federal Court here to ­ day aa only Tex could do It. In closing her testimony which ended the evidence phase of the case shortly before noon. Broad ­ way ’ s \Quce of Clubs\ — night dubs — grew philosophical. She denned and Interpreted for the Jurors, who never were In her night club, her famous \Hello Sucker\ greeting, and left them smiling with the as ­ surance that she thought they were \not hard -to look at.\ Assistant Attorney General Nor ­ man J. . Morrison, who |s Mabel Walker Wlllebrandl's moat feroc ­ ious of trial lawyers, dropped the irbol duel with the famous hos- at a point where the gallery THE WEATHER Eastern New Yack: Mostly fair tonight;. Friday Increas ­ ing cloudiness, possibly fol ­ lowed by showers: slowly rfv lng temperature; fresh east and southeast winds. Expect Quick Action Body Verbally Chastised by Dawes May Con ­ form Appointment Without Discussion— Blunt in Senate But Won Friends Late News Dispatches By Direct United Press Wire Washington. April 11 (UP). — The senate Is expected to confirm pne- tlcally without discussion \the ap ­ pointment of former Vice-President Dawes to be Ambassador to Great Britain. Though Dawea made an undiplo ­ matic acquaintance with the Ben- ate~Tour years agg lecturing It on Its antiquated rolls when he was Inaugurated,\ he finished his term with a large numtxr of Berate friendships - 'lo opposition to confirmation is expected. Tbe ■ inatlon orobably will be sent to the Senate Tuesday or Wednesday of Dawes, regarded as the most blunt apd outspoken man-in public Ufe, is being entrusted by Mr Heaver with ths most delicate for ­ eign mission of the sd-nlrfstrapon Relations wilh Great Britain have been less satisfactory than In many year* due to the dlsjjgscgmcnt ovet naval limitation which developed at th# Geneva Arms Conference In th* summer of 1927. Reah ’ Estate Salesman wanted by established broker. Knowledge of White Plain* and Scarsdale residential property necessary. Replies will be treated in strict ' confidence. Phone White Plains 5203- Toklo. April 11 (UP)- — Seven Japanese cadets were killed and thirty others Injured today when a torpedo exploded during practice In j Toklo Bay! I New York* April 11. — Hubert M. Schott, a member of the Stock Ex ­ change firm of Schott Sc Galllver. has been suspended from the New York Stock Exchange for one year, according to an announcement to ­ day by the exchange authorities. Chicago, . .prll^ll — i UP) — A pow ­ erful bomb, tossed from a speedy automobile, wrecked the office of The Suburban Leader, a commun ­ ity newspaper In Cicero, and blew away the wall of an adjacent, gar ­ age building today. The newspaper offices were wrecked. Tbe garage, occupied by a taxi-cab company. waa damaged severely. No ons ----- Injured. , Washington. April ’ 11 (UP) — The treasury net balance on April 9 waa *379.41325939. Customs receipts to tha sama data wsrs *1639939629. . Washington. April 11.— President Hoover has no Intention of Issuing a public statement on buslness’ con- dltlona or the financial outlook of country. It waa statad officially the White House td8ay. Wall street comment today was that the White House would soon speak on general business conditions of the country. . port mado today William S. H . thrflnvcstlgator, scores Department of Public Works for management of the sewer system ' says that th^ expenditure of *800.000 for fewer -repair* was tgr- neeessary. Washington. April 11 (UP). — Two armored cars have been ordered reinforce American border .troops-In New Mexico and Arizona, Major General William Lassiter Informed ths War Department today. Army officers said this waa ‘ l first time armored cars had e' been used In tha United States ex ­ cept In maneuvers The cam • Fort Bliss. Texas. BLAST ROCKS LINER; 1 DEAD, FIVE INJURED Qrcw of President Roosevelt Fighting a Stubborn Oil Fire on Vessel FIREMEN TRAPPED Four of Crew Seriously In ­ jured — Rushed to Hospital CAUSE NOT KNOWN Renew Attempt Fails When 31an Is Overcome — He Escapes Hoboken. N. J., April 11 (UP) — An explosion occurred today in tho (Ire room of tho United States liner President Roosevelt, second largest craft of the fleot. Six men were Injured and first reports said one mnn had be$n trapped by the fire which followed the Aiploslnn. The fire spread rapidly to n store >om, which contained- fuel oil. and stubborn blaze hna developed, re- Flve members of tho crew es ­ caped from the fire room. Four were so seriously burned they hud to be taken to a hospital. They re ­ ported a slxttf man had brrn left in the room. Fireman Edward Burke crawled Into tho burning room and reached a man ’ s body but collapsed. He finally recover sufficiently to crawled part way out and was re ­ covered. Tho body of tho other member of tbe crew has Hot been recovered. SUCCUMBS! GAS POISONING Mrs. John Goodfellow Over ­ come by Fumes Sunday, Dies in Hospital After fighting a losing battle for three days. Mrs. Join Goodfellow died In tho White .Plains Hospital Wednesday evening, a vlctom .of poison gas fumes with which she and her husband. John Goodfellow. were overcome Sunday morning. Mrs. Goodfellow and her husband were found Sunday morning In an unconscious condition, lying across their bed In their home. 170 Grand street, by their daughter. Mrs. E. J. Donohue. <1 Davis avenue, who was summoned by her father after her mother was overcome by fumes coming from a gas wpter heater In tlje kitchen. Mr. and Mrs. Goodfellow were ire paring their Sunday dinner when (Continued on Page Two) . Stray Dogs Are Fed Royally, Harmon Supervisor Claims Harrison — Supervisor Ben ­ jamin L Taylor of Harrison thinks the 165 etrny dogs rounded up by stats officers here In two-week* must have been fed on sirloin. aUali-Ul while they were kept at the expense of the village pend ­ ing extermination. A butcher ’ s bill for *93 -'was submitted to tho Town BoaM at Its meeting last right. Town Clerk John A. H troth- knmii was authorised to pay the bill after discussion and_ reference to ’ ’ th* \swell pro- ' vender\ Vue dogs received. LOYAL TROOPS AWAIT REBEL ARMY ATTACK Nuco Gnrrison of 9(10 Is in Readiness For Mexi ­ can Rebels ADDED PRECAUTIONS More American Troops to Protect Border Town* Airplane Patrol Nsco, Art*.. April 11. — The loyal garrison ot 900 men at Naco. So ­ nora, re-entrenched behind barbed wire entanglements and dugouts. lay la readiness today for tha Im ­ pending attack of the combined armies of General Joee Gonzales Escobar, revolutionary commander- ‘ In-chief. ’ General Lucas Gonzales' small federal garrison, which twice re ­ pulsed the larger rebel forces of General .Fausto Topete, has spent the last forty-eight hours reinforc ­ ing the federal position to defend city against the etxenslve artll- aerial and Infantry attack ex ­ pected from the reinforced rebel In view of the expected rebel at ­ tack every ’ precaution was taken to protect Atperlr#tn live*, endangered in the engagement last Saturday, which rraultcd In (he dropping of a bomb on the American side of tbe border and the wounding of American cavalryman. American cltlzena hero v further assured of protection today by tbe patrol flight of two “ United States Army planes. Sun Antonio. Tex., April XL- United States Infantry, cavalry and artillery ’ troops, ordered from Fort Bliss and Fort D. A. Russell, took up patrol of the Mexican border In Arizona and New Mexico today aa a precautionary measure to protect American lives and property. The troops were under order* of Major General William Laaaiter. commander of the eighth corps area, who explained that the action was \due to the problem of afford- | lng protection on our aide of the border, already difficult on account 'of the proximity of the American I and Mexican towns to each other.\ The troops, consisting of approx ­ imately 1.300 men. included one regiment of Infantry, one battalion of field artillery .and a forca of cavalry. ___________ MOSCOWITZ CASE TBOCEEDS Ntw York. April 11 — The Import ­ ance attached to the Samuel Irvine bankruptcy case by the congres ­ sional sub-committee Investigating charges ot misconduct against Fed ­ eral Judge Grover M. Moscowitz was emphasized today when Sidney Levine, son of the late Samuel Le ­ vine. waa recalled for further ques ­ tioning. JAIL SITE BOUGHT Washington. April 11 . ^Purchase of the property at 427 West street. New York City, for *400.000 to be used as a federal prison haa been completed by the Justice Depart ­ ment, It was announced today. Rosario D e L e 1 1 o , Yonkers Fruit Mer ­ chant, Victim. Was Passenger. Car Swerved on Curve, Hit Stone Wall. Yorktowr. — Thrown from the car : which h« was riding as th* driver attempted to avoid an acci ­ dent with another vehicle and clashed into a stone wall south of here today. Rosario Da Lello. of M Leighton avenue, Yonkers, was tn- stair y killed. Do Le.lo Was the owner of th* Yonkers Fruit Company. The driver of the machine, at first, thought to be a son of tha man killed because of a similarity «f names, waa later Identified aa Hercules Colrllo, of 112 Ashburton 'enuc, Yonkers. He Is held for e County- Medical Examiner. Dr. Amos O. Squire, on a technical charge of homicide. Colrllo was slightly cut and shocked but suffered no serious in ­ jury. The accident occurred Just before o'clock today as the car driven by Celello rounded a turn on Cro- Lake road south of this village r the home of Mrs, David Irish. Ao far as could be learned. Celello attempted to swing from the path of a cor coming In the opposite di ­ rection on the curve, and misjudg ­ ing his speed crashed Into the walL (Continued on Pnge Two.) HEFLIN CLAIMS Says Son Is J ictini of an Attempt to Rnin His Good Name . Washington. April 11 (UP). — Sen ­ ator Heflin. Democrat. Alabama, iharged today his son. Thomas. Jr, vas the victim of a Catholic plot >n his recent trip to Pa nam a. Senator Heflin aald a young stranger entered young Heflin's stateroom and offered him whiskey, lntestigntlon. tho Senator aald. has ■revealed tbe stranger waa a Catb- olleT ' Young Heflin was seasick and ac ­ cepted the whiskey for medicinal purposes, ths Senator said. The Senator Intimated today his son may- Issue a statement within a few days explaining the details of the incident. It Is possible that the name of the stranger will be made public then. MRS. KAUFMAN IS QUESTIONED AS RESTATE Widow Takes Stand in Ourter Suit Brought by Children In the Surrogate'* Court Here Examination of Mr*. Clara Kauf ­ man. widow and administratrix of the estate of the late Hyman Kauf ­ man. of 1 Whitney street. Whit* Plains, by David H. M oms , attorney for the two -elder Kaufman child ­ ren. featured tbe opening of the action to oust th- widow as ad ­ ministratrix this morning before Surrogate George A- Stater. Taking Ihe stand. Mrs..Kaufman ras questioned first as to th* as ­ sets of the estate sod as to her management. She waa represented (Continued on Peg* Two) mm DAMAGES Montreal. April 11. — Damage* of }2&0,C00 may be sought for th* •Inking of the Canadian schooner \I'm Alone\ with a cargo of liquor, by a United States Coast Guard patrol. The Montreal Star r Safety Pin In Throat Surgeons to Operate on Three-Year Old Girl- Will Use Esophaguscope — Pin Still Open — Child Reported Comfortable New York. April 11 (UPt-Phygl- clans at*the Post-Graduate Hospital hero prepared today to remove nn open aarety pin from three-year-old Helen May's throat. Helen, the daughter of Mr. and Mr*. John P. May. of Bridgeport. .Conn, was gushed here soon after she swallowed the pin but physi ­ cians ruled against an lmmedlata operation'In the hope that the pin mlght.jrork Itself Into a position which ' might make Us removal ore easy. Dr. David Sloan said he found ._ie child quite comfortable today and the pin. may be removed this afternoon. The operation will be performed-with the eld of the phaguscope which will penr “ •Iclans to guids their -lnstl Verdict likely today I Thro* fined for Intoxication la C Co(irt Psgi

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