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First A FRIENDLY QA ME FIRE PREVENTION UNMUZZLED DOGS COUNTERFEIT COIN Participant* in a 'friendly'' poker* nms at Mount Kim turnsd oa their boat tha other night, altar Youth Killed In Bro nx Parkway A uto Crash; Q irl Cr itic ally Inj that lbay had baea playing with niarhsd eerda. Tha boat waa ar- ranted. kuM guilty of \cheating ad a ttaed $80 and gist* . ill aantanca. Ha it- ____ I to pay tha fine and so la now sorting a 110 -day sentence at tha Bounty penitentiary. .It is useless to lactura on tha strlla ot gambling but It may not bo am lea to remark that those who will not ba good should at least be careful. One should ba vary cartful to know tha man ha gambles with for whea pne-plays with strangers, tha Uttia friendly game la apt to ba nothing bery. One may be ablo to afford a game with frienda but one caiitt afford to play with strangers wjra may prove to be card sharps. ' Every community should start now to map out a pro ­ gram of observance for Fire Pre ­ vention Week. October 6-12. Westchester's lira fighting facili ­ ties are among the beat and our lira losses havs bean kept consistently low and, yet, those losses are aj low as they should be and wi dally being reminded to what extent carelessness contribute , the loss. Tha most promising way of elim ­ inating the fires which result from carelessness Is by training our chil ­ dren to be careful and so It Is\ tha duty of our schools to- take an ac ­ tive part In the observance of Fire Prevention Week. The best way of impressing school children on this matter Is by having one of the local fire-fighting force address them dur- . ing the school session. A few min ­ utes spent In that way will not . prove a loos of time and effort. The Republican Town Committee ot Momaroncck has elected Mrs. Katharine C. Conklin lu chairman. This Is rsther an unusual honor to confer upon a woman and polltl-/ cal -workers throughout Westches ­ ter will watch Mrs. Conklin's .activi ­ ties with considerable Interest. Women ore coming to assun more and more leadership In poli ­ cies and It Is altogether possible that we will find them dominating i politics within a few years. If we don't want them to do that, we have got to take more Interest In our poli ­ tics than we have been taking. Tha feminine sex Is threatening our po ­ litical control and If we don't wake I up. the ladles are going to take the reins out of our hands A twelve-year old Yonkers girl, on her way homo from school, was pounced upon by two vicious dogs which were without muzzles and was bitten five times. The dogs were seized and the owners sum ­ moned to court. ' This would never have happened If the owners of the doge had done wbat they were supposed, under tha jaw, to do. The little girl might have been killed and. as It la, she owners feel disfigured for life; how these two about It but. If ft was not help but feel stricken. Counterfeit nlckele of lead have put In their appearance In the county. They are such crude lml- ConUnued on Page Four) New York. Sept 24 (UP) — Tha Stock Market turned upward to ­ day. United SUtes Steel Common took tha leadership Before noon, gains of 1 .to B points had Decn scored In pivotal shares with a few hlgb-priced spe ­ cialties establishing sensational ly 80 point i on merger rumors, while Eastman Kodak ran up ner~ Continued on Page Four) NO DATE IS SET IN LAND PROBE S a m u el Untermyar , named by Governor Roosevelt to investigate land purchases In Westchester County, wss busied today in New York with arrangements for the funeral of his partner and friend of many years — the late Louis Mar ­ shall, and could not be reached for Information relatlvo to the data of resumption of the public hamring on tbs matter. From Clerk Fred L. Merritt of the board of supervisors and Coun ­ ty Building Superintendent Albert Garth wait* It was learned no re ­ quest has yet come from Unter- myer to have the supervisors cham ­ bers, where the sessions are held, mads available for the us* of the 1'hls staff. that the hearings might be resum ­ ed Wednesday or Thursday of this waek Into further* complaints grow ­ ing out of tha county land pur- GLEN ISLAND CASINO NOW OPEN Grand Opening. Saturday September- 23th Maks Your.Reservations Now <Sljc Jlaltu Complete IFire Reports of THE UNITED PRESS Creatett IForhl-IF ide Newt Service VOL. 1 — NO. 1*9 - • INUBt-SMUEMl HBWSPartUI WHITE PLAINS, N. Y„ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1929 PRICE THREE CENTS EARL PEACOX GOES ON STAND YOUTH KILLED WHEN CAR HITS PARKWAY POLE Driver Held on Hom ­ icide Charge — Girl May Die of Injuries Sustained in Park ­ way Crash — Alfred Wagstaff Held in $5,000 Bail Sylvester Haubuld, 214 East 123rd street, New York City, is being held without bail by the Parkway Police on a technical charge of homicide as the result of the death of Frank Barker, 22, of Fort Lee, N. J., this morn ­ ing from injuries received when an auto Haubuld was driving collided with a tele ­ phone pole. The accident, which occurred on the Bronx River Parkway In Cltyof Yonkers ehorUy after I'clock last night, was caused, lording to the police, by a blowout h tha'right front Ure of the ma ­ chine, which caused It to leave the road and collided, with the pole. The pole fell' ‘ striking Barker, ho waa sitting In the back seat, on the head. He died In'the Law ­ rence Hospital. Bronxvllle. today. Haubuld was arrested by Detec ­ tive Winter of the 25lh Precinct, New York City, at hla home. He left, following the accident, to taka two olstera. who were In the auto, to Now York, according to Haubuld also U charged with driving without an operator's cense. Tb* owner of the at) Thomas Lang, also of New York, was arrested on a charga of allow ­ ing an unlicensed operator to di ' (Continued on Pago Nine! ASSIGNED FOR CANDIDATES Democrats Get Preference on Ballots and Machines Be ­ cause State Executive Is of That Party The official numbers which win _« assigned county candidates for publlo office on tha ballots and election machines on election. No ­ vember 8, were announced here to ­ day by Deputy County Clerk Ber ­ nard A. Koch, Yonkers. The Democratic candidates' ni bars win be followed by an “ A\ Republicans by a “ B\. tha Socialists a *C\ and tlx Independent lates by a “ D\. The prefer _ accorded the Democratic candi ­ dates because Governor Roosevelt Is a Democrat, the ballots always following the politics of the gov- mor at the time. For county offices, following are the numbers which will precede the positions, to be foUowed in turn by the alphabetical letters above In ac ­ cordance with the politics of the 8upreme Court Justice, 1 and 2; .jssemblyman. 8; Judge of Chil ­ dren's Court, 4: 8heriH. 8; County Comptroller. 8; County Register, 7; County Treasurer, A or example, the ballot number Democratic candidate Judge Benjamin W. Moore for Children's Court Judge win ba 4-A; that of his opponent. George W. Smyth, will be 4-B. Similarly, the Republican can ­ ts for County Treasurer, (Continued on Page • m) Gearing House New York. Sept. 34 (UP) — Bank House balance 1222.000,000; Federal GRAHAM WIT8CHIEF Port Jervis attorney who may be Republican choice for Supreme Court nomination from Ninth Ju ­ dicial District. ORANGE COUNTY SPLITS OVER NOMINATION - Indications Are That Judge Wiggins Will Be Supplant ­ ed by Graham Witschief i'ot Supreme Court ^ CONVENE TOMORROW Bring Pressure on Westches ­ ter County Delegation For His Candidacy After nomlnaUon of County Judge Russell Wiggins of Orange County for Supreme Court Justice of the Ninth Judicial District on the Republican ticket had seemed assured last week, developments here over the weekend and, In fact, within the last 24 hours. Indicated that when the Judicial convention gets under way here tomorrow morning. Wiggins ’ principal op ­ ponent Corporation Counsel Gra ­ ham Witschief, Newburgh, may have a chance at tha nomlnaUon. Judge Wiggins was reported ■ almost certain of a majority If nc all of the 75 delegates to the Judi ­ cial convention from Westchester, (ConUnued o Page seven) ERRATIC TREND IN POST ROAD VALUESSHOWN Increases Vary From Two and a Half to Forty Per \ Cent on Adjoin ­ ing Plots George and John Thompson, who rwn seven parcels on the south side of Poet road, east of Lexington ue, and two parcels on* the side of Lexington, south of Poet road, have witnessed thd value of their land advance from two and half to forty per cent In a year, icordlng to the figures on the ISO assessment roll. One plot on Poet road, 80 by 117 feet, is Increased from $41,800 to $43,000. Another. 80 by 237 feet. Is ' imped fro $26,000 to $37,700. The two pieces The tenth parcel In The Dally Prase table for today Is the north ­ west corner of Post road and Mid ­ land avenue .which was assessed at for the land In 1020 and WOO f FISHER AVENUE SCHOOCWILL COSTCO, 000 Architects Submit Tentative Plans For 21-Room Build ­ ing to Replace the Pres ­ ent Structure MAY START WORK SOON Board Favors Immediate Un ­ dertaking of Project; Co.- lonial Architecture A new Fisher avenue elementary school to replace the antiquated srtucture now being used for 1 children of that district was giv tentative approval by the Board Education who last night reeeiv from Starrett and Van Vleeek. architects of New York City, plans representing the structure to be built. George D. Strayer and N. L. Engelhorrit. educational consultants on sclfool buildings and both of ■whom are connected with the Teachers College of Columbia Uni ­ versity. aided In drawing up the A-tentative figure for the project as placed lost night at $600,000 for the building Itself and another $150,000 for additions and equip ­ ment. Chairman Richard E. Dougherty made- It clear that Inas ­ much as the plans sa approved are merely In a preliminary stage and are subject to alteraUon. the ulU- malc cost of the new building may be either higher or lower than the three-quarter million figure that has * een set. For the expenditure of this mount WWto Plains will raeatve a modern twenty-one room building. The twenty-one rooms are class ­ rooms and In addition provision Is made for a medical center, an audi ­ torium, library. administration room, kindergarten and a play Provide Flay Space The play space Is doubtless one the most unique features that any school of this section has in ­ cluded In ordinary accommodations. It la a space more than 100 feet long by 60 feet wide, practically the length and breadth of the proposed structure Is Just beneath the roof. In other words, It might be com ­ pared to the attic of a house, only Instead of having windows. It will have Iron gratings all around Its outer boundary. In view of. the fact that the school Is elementary In character and will not handle any students above the sixth grade, this particular adjunct ((.considered one of the most practical and far reaching projects In connection (ConUnued ’ on Page seven) MURDENIN CONFERENCE Former Cortlandt Supervisor Interview* Politicians Here Over Peekskill Land Deal Which May Be Probed UP-COUNTY IS EXCITED Peekskill Evening Star Pub ­ lishes Details of the Transaction While newspapermen were look'-' lng for former Supervisor David S. Murden of Cortlandt at his Peek- skill home and office yesterday, he waa In White Plains Interviewing | po'IUcal leaders. It was revealed ’ last nlghl While threats of libel actions arc said to have been made by some of the Interested persons against the New York American, that newspa ­ per published another chapter on • the Cortlandt land deal today and will continue Its revelations lomor- 1 That J. HCHILLAH PRESIDES OVER CITY FATHERS SLAYER RELATES TALE OF MIS-MATED LIFE; MOTHER TARES STAND Only Routine Business Be ­ fore Special Meeting of Council in Absence of the Mayor Fot tha first lime In some months no ordinances were adopt ­ ed at the special meeting of the Common Council last nlghL John McMillan, president of the Coun ­ cil. presided In the obaence of Mayor Frederick C McLaughlin, who ts In the hospital recovering from an operation. Prellmlimry ordinances providing for sanitary sewers In three streets were Introduced and held over un ­ til the next meeting of the council In October. The streets In which the sewers are to be laid, If the ordinances are passed, are: Inter ­ vale street from Westmoreland avenue to Fisher avenue: Haarlem avenue from Holland avenue to PATROLMAN FRANK HARRISON olman Harrison la one of the members of the police- de- I partment, receiving his appoint ­ ment In January ’ of this year. He wears Shield No. 71 and la assigned i to regular patrol duty. ^ I Patrolman Harrison lives at S (ConUnued o Page i ren) Late News Dispatches By Direct United Preu IFire Washington. Sept. 24 (UP) — The congressional lobbying activities of William B. Shearer, big navy prop ­ agandist In Lie recent Cruiser Bill fight, was made tt subject of In ­ quiry today by the Senate Investi ­ gating Committee. Moscow, Sept. 24 (UP) — Thirty ersons were killed and forty _ then were Injured when a railway express train from Moscow Jumped the rails and was wrecked at the staUon of Zeuyevka. near Sverd ­ lovsk, today. The cause of the de- BUbao. Spain. Sept 24 (UP) — Zita, former Empress of Austria, was en routs to Belgium today to make' arrangement-! for a course of studies for her son. Prince Otto, pretender to the Hungarian Throne, at the University of Lou- Mukden, Manchuria. Sept. 24 (UP) — Three Japanese and several Chinese aoIdlers were seriously In ­ jured In a dot following a quarrel In a restaurant here today. A de ­ tachment of Japanese troops was sent to the scene to quell the dis ­ turbance. There was considerable gi - firing before the arrival of the Japanes- detachment London. Sept 24 (UP) — Dally ex ­ press dispatches from Capetown to ­ day sal<Y a bind of naUves. armed with choppers and large knives, desperately fought a group of po ­ licemen who were raiding fishing boats In toarcb Police were compelled to fire upon I 0 t T special the naUves. twenty-one of whom were arrested. ' (ConUnued C.C. BUREAU ENDORSES TWO PROPOSITIONS Approves Ope Hour Park­ ing Limit For Court and Grand Streets; To Re- / dure Congestion Bureau of the omrr»rce at their ■st night. MRS. PEACOX DEFENDS SON; TELLS OF YOUTH Declares Son Had a Violent Temper as\Child and Was “ Not 'Right ” Untier Any Emotional Strain FATHER'S DISPOSITION Did Not-Like PAiple; Hurled Son Against Door Mr*. Catherine A. Peacox. rpother of the alleged slayer was called to the stand during the morning ses ­ sion of the trial and told how Earl had been thrown against a door by hla father, when the man on trial waa a lad of only seven. Bhe took the stand bravely and calmly and began testifying in a quiet voice. Earl was very' nervous. His hands roved about the chair arms and he conUnually shifted hla poalUon. He watched hla mother unUI her eye caught-his; then his would drop. Mrs. Peacox said shs was employ ­ ed In ScsLrsdale. Bhe said she bad been born and raised In Yonkers and altogether had lived there for more than 25 years. She Is 64 years old. the mother sold, and told of her marriage to Earl's father on Fourth.-of July, 1881. Born to 1807 Earl was born In the Homeo ­ pathic Hcaf&fil, T-r ’ -v: June 24. lien, she .said, the oldest of four sons. The fathor. who died In 1822. wss then $4 years old and Mrs. Tile defendant'* father, the worn an said, had been a' schoolteacher in the Mohawk Valley but wss In laundry work In Yonkers then. Earl went to a school at 3 Hamilton ave ­ nue, Yonkers, and went as far as (CocUnu&on Page Three) “ Dorothy Said She Was Tired of Make- Believe Marriage and Left Me ” — Pea ­ cox Cool as He Gives Details of Life Earl Peacox took hi* life In his hands today and sat in I the witness stand to give 1 j timony in his own defp | against the charge murdered hi* twenty-j*__ _ old wife. The youthful con- ! fessed stayed said his wife left him because “ she was tired of this make-belj^ve marriage, ” -and because he rebuked her “intimate corre ­ spondence ” with other in en which he thoiight “ iro- 4 >joper. ” It was a story from lavs at first siglit to a bridal murder, told In ' give te»* defeat; fnatM^ nty-year- No o The Buslm Chamber of meeting held Chamber of l tera, 201 Main street. Wily approv ­ ed two measures advocated by the Board of Directors last week. The first measure la the prohibi ­ tion of unlimited parking on Court and Grand streets, between Main and Martlne avenue and the substi ­ tution Instead of one hour parking limit. The second one advocates a belt line bus route skirting the business center of the city and allowing the principal business streets to renisln i clear of bus transportation while at the same time enjoying the same 1 service now In, effect. ----------- The Bureau agreed with the dl- Mrs. Irving N. Tompkins, wife of rectors that city growth and In- the attorney and Democratic corn- creased business require these | mltteeman. of 76 Church street. Is :banges. Having affixed their ap- j resting as comfortably ss MRS. TOMPKINS BREAKS LEGS IN FIVE FOOT FALL Church Street Resident Vic ­ tim of Painful Accident as She Falls Down Stairs; in Hospital the Jury was !mpr*ned by Pe*- coz's appearance. The first time be saw Dolly Pea- ■ cox. be saved her life and at their Isst meeting he took It — by acci ­ dent. according to thqiboy ’ s story. Mother on Stand Peacox followed hla .mother to the stand. Her contribution to hit defense* was to teU of hie violent teifiper in childhood and young manhood, and of tha peculiarities of his father. Thee plump woman got down without amlnalton by District Frank H. Coyne. The _ her go without that further -Eart Peacox. - Sydney A. Syma, defense counsel, called. )_ There was a dead hush in (be court room. And then tt waa Jit- turbed by s scraping of chaii&.a commotion at the press table*, Mad a rustic among the spoctatosn as the curlotia who had gained'admis ­ sion is the packed room ergpsd necks and whispered, until JuoUos Tompkins had to rap for i id sa Peacox walked confidently and b unhurried to the stand. It waa hie ] grandest gesture to this life. The boy seemed di and carefully prepared Ip most of the opportunity. The twenty-two-year-old who confessed ha choked his wife to death In their Mount V« apartment last April and poured oil over her body am afire to burn IdeuUty. answers! first perfunctory quesUons and under Syme'a guidance be laun directly Into the rtory of bis Ilf with Dorothy. __ _ He told how hevfast her .yew ago when he saved her from drowt tog. bow he li.ved her and conrta (ConUnued on Page Three) - proval to the two measures, both will now be prepared and submit ­ ted to the Commissioner of Public Safety and the Common Council to time for the next meeting of the Utter body. A committee of three. Morse. R. C. Upton and Joseph Morse. R. C. Upton and Strauss. Jr. were appointed vaaa the mercMhnt* of the city to ascertain about running suburban bargain days once each month on a specified day. They will report _ at the next qieeUng of the board liquor. The hf,d noct Monday evening. 1 The meeting being to the nature o approve the i l Page Nine) Assessment Figures for 1930 and 1929 In Heart of White Plains O. ft J. Thom peon G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson G. ft J. Thompson Laura M. Metcalf Size I* Bk. 61x384 60x287 50x257 50x100 50x100 50x100 50x117 8. 8. Post Road E. of Lexington 8. 8. Post Road E. of 'Lexington 8. 8.- Past Road E. of Lexington & K Post Road E. of Lexington 8. 8. Poet Road E. of Lexington 8. 8. Post Rond E. of Lexington W. 8. Lexington 8. of Post Road i W. 8. Lexington 8. of Post Road I N. W. cor. Post Road ft Midland | $26,800: $27,300; 334,000 26.800 38200; 37.700 62,000; 33.000 27,000 81.000 28,800 28.600 30,000; 30.000 41.800 41. son 10.8001 16 .no 10200 : 10 . 2 C 0 6,000! 16.700 30,000 30.000 3?.™0 43,000 1L800 10.500 8,000 17200 10.500 14.7001 expected at the Ossining Hospital follosrtog an accident at her home yesterday where she tripped on the front porch, fell down a flight of stairs and broke both her legs. Just below the knee. Mr*. Tompkins caught her foot on the top step of the porch and fell five feet to the ground. ** Local News Digest School census to cost 31.300. Page 8 Double shift to schools reUsvaa crowding. Pegs 16 City deposits share of paving coax. . P**» • ErrsUc trend to Post road values. BREAKS FENCE Car Slips Of Jade • Through Fence; Owner la Arrested When HarrySaitxznan. 3066 East Sixth street, Brooklyn, attempted to fix a fiat Ure on his car yssterday, a' .er he ,11001 stopped It on a grade on Ardsley road. Gresnburgh. It row J off the Jack and after cr-reenlng down the grade, crashed through a section of fence aroubd property Of the New York City Veter Supply Company. ^ ------------- ------------ charge of Mrs. Peter M. Pmsaara as bride. Page 7 M. M. E. ladle# s'* * ------- Theta Gamma show. Grainger loads rehearsal St Agnes auxiliary meets, np 7 Farrell and Vossbacbar win pen- WILLYS-KNIGHT SIX | THE LARGEST AND MOST BEAUTII argue ■liissto asfts- — ' — ------- ' w — tsOtsiiag j RICE BROS. MOTOR COMPANY Sale* — 61 Mamaroneck Ave., W. P. 8668-9 -Service — 610 Mamaroneck Avn.

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