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PLATTSBURGH DAILY PRESS \For Plattsburgh and Clinton County, First, Last and Always** VOL. XXXVIII. No. 241. Plattsburgh, N. Y., Monday, May 21, 1934 PRICE THREE CENTS DARROW REPOR T ON NRA NOT PLEASING MR. JOHNSON Recovery Administrator Speaks of 50,000 Word Re- port as \Superficial Intemperate and Inaccurate\ —Recommends That Review Board Be Abolished —Darrow Recommends Return of Anti-Trust Laws and Terms The NRA Watchword of \Fair Competi- tion\ as an \Illusory Phrase'—Four of Five Board Members Sign With Darrow, Sixth, John F. Sin- clair, Dissents — Darrow and Thompson in Sup- plementary Report Emphasize What They Term a \Trend Toward Monopoly\ WASHINGTON, May 20 (ff) — 'Clarence Darrow's review board tonight presented its 50,000 word critique of the National Recovery Administration, recommending a return to the anti-trust laws which •Wire suspended for the recovery program and terming the NBA witchword of \fair competition\ *n \illusory phrase.\ ftugh S. Johnson, recovery ad- .-miniatrator, replied to the criti- riim and called the report \super- ficial, intemperate and inaccurate,\ a \political sounding board,\ and coupled this with a recommenda- tion that the review board be abolished. The board was created by Pre- •«ident Roosevelt to determine the ;«oundness of charges—in Congress and elsewhere—that little business <mw being discriminated against in rthe operation of the National Re- covery Administration and its .codes of fair competiiton. .The main report was signed by D%rrow, noted Chicago attorney, ju»d four of the five board mem- bers. The sixth, John F. Sinclair, djagehted, asserting: that conclu- ajopf of the majority were \incon- cluaiv«, Incomplete and at times .misleading.\ , Be recommended •aitobUshment of a permanent re- :HUm Mftud. of appeal independent .of,the NRA and of a series of re- boards for minor appeals the reconqr organliation it uii: In a supplementary report, sign- ed only by himself and William O. Thompson, Darrow emphasized what he termed a trend toward monopoly under the NRA, \The choice,\ he wrote, \is be- tufcen monopoly sustained- by gov- ernment, which is clearly the trend in the National Recovery Adminis- tration; and a planned economy, which demands socialized owner- ship. And control. • ••• \To give the sanction of govern- ment to sustain profits is not I economy but a regimented «tion for exploitation.\ Johnson retorted, meant th« choice was \between fascism *ad communism, neither of which can be esposed by anyone who be- lfcnres in our Democratic institu- tions.\ jjarrow suggested that the way fair the public to find out the, \dtBlculties which arise from the position of the small man in the pamnt stage of industrial devel- opment\ was to transfer, the inves- ti*atory work to the federal trade commission, but to Johnson this «U only the \way to destroy the Industrial recovery program.\ The NBA price fixing plan was crjtlciied by the Darrow board, wfcieh declared that prices should be \determined by competition rather than regulation.\ jfihe \chiseler\ is regarded by NRA as a menace to recovery, but Darrow said he might \not always be a public enemy\; he might rep- resent the only protection for the public in tome cases against a monopolistic organisation or chain. And, safd Darrow, fair competi- tion was \merely a resounding and illusory phrase,\ all competition Was \siwge wolfish and relent- less*' and could be nothing else. The chief counsel of the NRA, Donald ft. Richberg, replied to th»t. \The board,\ he said, \proclaims 'a return to the anti-trust laws for the purpose of restoring competi- tion we believe to be one of the treat needs of the time.' \Thus the board,\ Richberg said, \flatly advocates that a mod- «rn, civilised nation should aban- don any effort to promote fair business practices and should 're- turn 1 to a 'savage, wolfish 1 strug- gle for individual survival.\ The ehlMler, Richberg insisted, Was \the sweat shop operator, the exploiter of child labor, the cut- throat competitor.\ In the board's analysis of the individual codes, it reported it had found three instances which prompted a recommendation to President Roosevelt that code of- ficials or agencies be dismissed. The board recommended the dis- missal fo the code authorities for the bituminous coal industry in northern West Virginia and the Pittsburgh districts, including among its reasons \oppression of. small enterprises by price fixing.\ It recommended, without mention- ing his name, the replacement of Sol A. Rosenblatt, deputy admin- istrator for the motion picture code, because of testimony that he was \prejudiced against independ- ent producers, distributors and ex- hibitors\ and on the ground that he refused to testify before the review board. Richberg said the recommenda- tions in the case of the coal boards were based on \ex parte testimony\ and should be ignored. Rosenblatt said that the review board's hear- ing on the motion picture code was \not even a'star chamber' pro- ceeding; It was no proceeding at all.'. 1 FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN STUNTING PLANE WINK, Tex., May 20 Iff)—, Four persons, including two 12-year-old boys, crashed to their death in a stunting airplane at the Tulsa air- port, about six miles from here,i today. The dead were Willie Ravel, about 28, El Paso; and Bruce Anderson, 12, Bobbie Sesler, 12, and Havryl Lynch, pilot, all of Wink. i Witnesses said the plane, which! had been stunting over the newj airport, roared down over some high BILL FOR BARGE CANAL WORK 1 TRADE AREAS i Enables Army to Spend $27,000,000 For Im- provement ALBANY, N. Y., May 20 m— De- sension wires and the pilot was un-i s P it e strenuous opposition from Buf- able to right it as it tipped and f a >°. Governor Lehman today had crashed into the ground. | affixed his approval to the Hen- Hundreds present at the dedica-, den-Lewis Bill enabling the army tion of the airport saw the crash.|to spend $27,000,000 of Pedearl funds Reg Rabbins, former co-holder of, for improvement of the Barge Can- the world's plane endurance flight' al as a Great-Lakes-to-Ocean wa- record, was officiating at the air. BANKS MY HAVE BRANCHES port dedication. THAYER HAS ONE MONTH terway. New York State makes the ini- Stephens Bill Signed By Governor MAYGIVECTRENGTH * Clinton County Assigned to Fourth Area District ALBANY, N. Y., May 20. Iffy— The D. M. Stephens bill permitting up- stale banks to extend the system of branch banking within their na- tural trade areas was signed to- night, by Governor Herbert H. Leh- man. \This bill should in no way in- jure the sound unit banks in this state, nor will the bill reduce the amount of local credit available to A joint legislative committee will '*%£ °™ °°—«-•\ th e tial appropriation of $10,000,000 to launch the work of deepening the canal and raising bridges. It will be reimbursed by the federal gov- ernment. confer with army enters andr^ bffl ^ ^ ^^ ^ a /I II I PAI I make recommendations for the work -i - [ Special Session of Legisla- ture to Meet on Case June 19 THREE MEN KILLED BY SHIFTING STEEL PLATES MARION, Ohio, May.20. I*)—A man killed with a youth believed to be his own son by shifting steel plates in an Erie railroad gondola was identified tentatively as either Arthur Wells or Reo Shultis, of Poughkeepste, N. Y. Cards in pockets of the older man bore the two names and on one was a note reading, \in case of accident notify Mrs. E. Young, 94 South Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie,\ A third victim of the accident, Thomas O. Brien, 58, whose legs were badly crushed by the tons of metal, told railroad auhtorities he met the two men while traveling through Pennsylvania. The accident occurred during the shifting of cars in a westbound freight train. O'Brien said the two dead men told him they were enroute to Mitchell, S. D., to visit the father's brother. The elder man appeared to be about 65 and the younger about 35. AGED MALONE WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH MALONE, May 20.—Mi's. William Graves aged about 70, who resides on the Porter road, three miles east of this village was burned to death at her home this morning. I Mrs, Graves who was alone in the house was evidently cleaning the kitchen stove with polish and using a dauber. Something took fire and she was burned to death. Her husband made the discovery when he reached home. ALBANY, N. Y., May 20 Just one month remained tonight before state senator Warren T. Thayer of Chateaugay learns what his colleagues think of his relations with the Associated Gas and Elec- tric Company bases of a charge of official misconduct . Cln June 19, by formal call of Governor Lehman, the upper house of the State Legislature will assem- ble to pass judgment on its accused member and complete another phase of New York's rapidly chang- ing utiltities picture due to have climax in the broad investigation scheduled to open about July 1 The governor announced last night he would issue the call for the special session of the senate on June 19, date suggested by the Sen- ate Judiciary committee which in- vestigated Thayer's acts on his own resolution. The inquiry covered letters of Thayers and Associated officials and also utility bills killed in the Senate Public Service committee; from 1925 to 1932. Thayer was chair- man of this committeee. Also sub- jected to official scrutiny was the sale by Thayer of controlling inter- est in the chasm Power Company to Associated. The deal was con- summated on January 17, 1925, soon after Thayer became head of the committee. He declared there was noc on- nection between his selection as the committee head and sale of the company. Negotiations for the con- cern he declared, began in Sep- tember, 1924. The senate decision on whether Thayer is guilty of official miscon- duct, and if so should be expelled will end the second chapter of the utilities situation. Publication of Thayer letters be- fore the Federal Trade Commission early in the year stimulated pas- sage of the Lehman utility reform measures, the Senate investigation of its member and approval for a statewide probe of all utility com- panies. Thayer has maintained through- out there was nothing wrong in the letters, j which, under the bill, will be un der the direction of state superin tendent of works Frederick S. Greene. Besides towed barges, steel mo- torships use the canal now. Higher bilges and a deeper channel will allow enlargement of the boats to permit their use in ocean ship- ping when the canal is frozen over. Buffalo based its opposition on the fact the canal will be improv- ed only, from Oswego, on Lake On- tario, to Waterford, on the Hud- son river. The western New York City claimed this will encourage shipping to enter the lakes through -ijankers' controverdsy aired at a \ fe h li fearing before the governor earlier XT™? \? ^ month. | \The main feature of the POPE CONDEMNS PAGAN MOVEMENT IN GERM AN Y VATICAN OJ.TY, May 20 «P)— Pope Plus XI, speaking to 5,000 German Pilgrims, today vigorously condemned what he termd a pa- gan movement in Germany. The remarks were made in the course of a colorful ceremony which ele- vated a humble law brother who for forty years had ben doorman at a German Capuchin Monastery, to Sainthood, COLONEL WALLACE ARRIVES AT POST Colonel W. B. Wallace, accompa- nied by Mrs. Wallace arrived at Plattsburgh barracks yesterday af- ternoon and are now occupying quarters 23 in officers row. Colonel Wallace who has been assigned by the War Department to command the Twenty-sixth in- fantry and Plattsburgh barracks arrived here from Fort Benning, Ga. Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal. Governor Lehman, in signing the bill, said he would not be justified \in rejecting this large sum of money.\ He also stressed the work and business the large expenditure will result in. MEET TODAY TO ALLOT DIVISION ROAD QUOTAS Officials to Learn About Federal Quotas at Conference in < Albany Roy F. Hall state division engine- er for northern New York with headquarters in Watertown, will at- tend to conference today of divi- sion engineers when construction allotments will be announced by Arthur W. Brandt state highway commissioner. The sum of $8,000,000, in addition to the regular maintenance money, will be split among highway divi- sions for new construction and bad- ly needed reconstruction. Also to be announced is the dis- position of federal moneys under the nation-wide farm to market program of the national govern- ment. It was reported last week that Clinton county would receive $105,000 for construction and re- construction of county roads on condition that the board of super- visors raise $35,000. Members of the board are ready to snap up the offer but cannot take action until more definite in- formation is (received. However there will be no delay as a meet- ing of the board has been called for Wednesday. bill Lake, Glens Falls and Malone. The same examinations, includ- ing psychology, English and read- ing tests were given to normal school candidates throughout the state at this time. Results will not be made known to candidates un- til early in August. Another entrance examination will be held during the summer for those who did not take the' see her mother and to Authorizes a bank or trust company >tp open a branch office in any city •or village located in the banking 'district in which it has its prin- •cipal office,\ Governor Lehman ex- iplained. Provision is made, however, that such branches cannot be opened where banking facilities already ex- ist, except by purchase of the bank aljeady doing business. A further provision requires the approval of both the superintendent of^banking and the banking board T \i. a two-thirds vote before any branch can be reestablished. |ianhattan banks are still re- strticted to banking in New York ttt \Impartial and disinterested ex- perts in banking are largely in agreement that the banking struct- t£R of this country would be ma- terially strengthened by a properly regulated and restricted system of branch banking,\ Governor Lehman declared. He said there were 182 commu- nities without banking facilities. Half of them, had banks which closed in recent years. The new bill divides the state into nine districts: 1—Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk 2—Richmond. New York, Bronx. 3—Westchester, Rockland, Put- SIX PERSONS KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING AKRON, O., May 29 iff)— Six per- sons were killed at the Springfield road crossing of the Erie railroad in Barbeton today when a west bound Erie passenger train struck a small sedan. The wreckage of the automobile was carried more than half a mile beyond the crossing before the train stopped. The six killed were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Wliliam O. Mare, and Mr. and Mrs. John Kuzelin, all of Akron. Police were unable to find wit- nesses to the accident. There are no gates at the crossing, but the flasher lights were working, police said, and a clear view can be had for half a mile both ways on the track. RECONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT CHICAGO'S FIRE SCENE No Time Lost in Repairing Damage of Chicago's Worst Conflagration Since Great Fire of 1871 — Blaze Which Swept Through Stock Yards Does Damage Estimated at $10,000,000 - More Than 1,000 Men at Work Cleaning Up Wreckage — 1,500 Persons Treated For Injuries Suffered During Four and One-Half Hour Fire—Sixty-Two Engine Companies Pour Water Into Ruins—1,200 or More Homeless — Fire Regarded as Accidental, Not Set TWO ARMY FLIERS KILLED IN CRASH PORT HURON, Mich., May 20 Selfridge Field airplane crashed and burned just after tak- ing off from the Marysville airport this morning, cremating Lieut. Frank J. Findlay, 30, of Detroit, and Private George J. Scott, 27, of the 17th Pursuit Squadron. Lieut. Findlay was a member of the Air Reserves, with inactive sta- tus. He and Private Scott, who had been in the air service for only' a few months, were on a training flight. What caused the crash was not determined definitely, but the plane went into a spin at a low altitude just after leaving the air port and crashed within 100 feet of a house adjoining the air field. The intense hear, drove back would-be rescuers, but apparently the two men were unconscious when the flames reached them. CHICAGO, May 20 UP)—An ar -,|JA| \f*V DDADE my of workmen today began f IIJJI,ft llVlfDli speedy reconstruction at the scenfe * *»—••*»•• * **w««« of Chicago's worst fire since the conflagration of 1871. Meanwhile city fire Attorney Thomas J. Sheehan and others were carrying on Investigations in efforts to determine the cause of the $10,000,000 blaze that swept through the Union Stock Yards last night, consuming more than a dozen major buildings and scores of small business houses and homes. Sheehan said that he was con- vinced from his preliminary inves- tigation that the fire was accid- ental and not set. \We investigated reports that there had been labor agitation in the yards but we were unable to find any evidence of any recent labor troubles. We did not find anything to lead us to believe the fire was not accidental, probably started from a carelessly tossed match or cigaret,\ he said. received SLAYING OF SCHOOLBOY Freshman at Philadelphia College Jailed Follow- ing Party Fight PHILADELPHIA, May 20 (If)— Clifford Keane, of Valley Falls, R. I., a freshman at a Philadelphia clege, was held without ball today on a charge of homicide in the death of Daniel Quinn, 19, In a fight which police said occurred: after two college students \chaslu ed\ a schoolboy's party. Detective Patrick Mcvitt said Keane admitted that he knocked Quinn down in fist fight which fol lowed the Dteaking up of the party. Quinn, a high school student, struck About 1,500 persons treatment for injuries suffered j during the ranging four and one | his he *d on a sidewalk and died half hour fire. Some 400 required ° f a fractured skull, McDevltt said, hospital treatment. Most of the Investigators said the party, held injured were firemen. More than 1,000 men went to WOMAN KILLED ON WAY HOME FROM FUNERAL KANE, Pa,, May 20. <#>—Return- ing from a funeral, Mrs. W. G. light tonight to rush construction j ward McKernan, 21, of Bridgeport, Shaw, 72, of Fishklll, N. Y., was killed last night in an automobile accident six miles west of Kane. Three others were injured. work cleaning up wreckage, and rebuilding in the stock yards to- day. They worked by artificial last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pedeken, was getting underway with a number of high, school students present wlun Kewoo and a fellow college student, Bd- so that business at the world's I largest meat center could carry on I almost as normal tomorrow. j The conflagration started accord Police said a car driven by ing to latest belief in a cattle pen Thomas E. Gannoe, 23, of Warren, route six, collided head-on with one driven by Frank Ludington, 57, while passing a long truck. Mrs. Shaw was riding with Ludington enroutte to Roulette, Pa., after at- Ludington is in Kane hospital with a fractured skull, fractured leg and knee. Gannoe and George Mahaffey of Warren, Pa., riding with him, received minor injuries. nam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sul- ten(Jln g the funeral of ' he r sistel . Uvan > Mrs. Ludington, at Franklin. 4—Columbia, Rensselaer, Wash- ington, Greene, Albany, Schenec- tady, Saratoga, Warren, Essex, Schoharie, Montgomery, Fulton, Hamilton, Otsego, Clinton. 5—Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin. 6—Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Seneca. 7—Ohemung, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins,Broome, Delaware, Cort- land, Chenango. 8—Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Steuben. 9—Ohautauqua, Oattaragus, Alle- gany Erie Niagara Wyoming, Gene see, Orleans. \The bill does not call for state- Wide branch banking; it limits branches within defined districts comprised of three or more coun- ties, each district constitutes a na- tural commercial and trade area,\ the governor said \It contains strong, solid safe- guards.\ \ \ JAMESTOWN, N. Y., May 20. (ff) —Twenty year old Frances E. Cro- sder of this city rode into town to- day after a motorcycle trip alone from San Diego, Calif. She came to examination last Saturday. thrilling adventure.'* 150 TAKE NORMAL ENTRANCE TESTS More than 150 students of north- ern New York who plan to enter Plattsburgh State Normal School in the fall took their entrance ex- aminations Saturday. Examinations were given in Plattsburgh, Saranac HISTORY of the Town of CLINTON in this issue, on page 8 MARINE CORPS WILL ACCEPT 2,350 YOUTHS The Marines are delivering body punches to the unemployment sit- uation these days. After a long pe- riod when but few applicants were enlisted, the famous Corps has started to accept 2,350 youths. The provisions of a recent act of Congress increased the strength of the Corps from 15,000 to 16,000. This will leave it still 1,500 below the strength of three years ago. The remainder will be required to fill the places left vacant by dis- charges and other causes. With a view to obtaining the best men, orders from headquarters in Washington direct that only those who have attended high school, or have an equivalent education, are to be enlisted. While it is desired to secure applicants at least 68 in- ches in height recruiting officers are permitted to accept 50 per cent of their quotas between 66 and 68 inches. The minimum age is 18 years, but a few boys to learn the drum and trumpet are being ac- cepted between 17 and 18 years. Parents' consent for those who have not reached their majority and character references are required. Enlistments are for four years. Recruits are immediately sent to the Marine Barracks Parris Island, S. C, upon enlistment, for train- ing after which they are trans- ferred to posts w here needed. Steady empliyment, travel, adven- ture, sports, free education, uni- forms, and medical attention, com- prise some of the features offered. The nearest resruiting station is located at 6« Washington Street, New York, N. Y. Pa., arrived with two girls. One of the girls had been invited to the party. Pedeken told police he admitted all four of the young people, thinking them friends of the other guests, he entire group spent the evening dancing. After midnight, police said, Keane suggested to his companions that they leave. They said Quinn protes- ted: \You came here and we let you stay. You ought not to quit now.\ McDevitt said Quinn followed Keane and Mckernan and their girl companions from the house and a fight followed on the sidewalk. A neighbor, Jacob Belcher, found Quinn's body shortly afterward. Po- lice rounded up all members of the party, but released all saw Keane after several hours' questioning. Keane was ordered held pending ac- tion of the cornoer. at Morgan street and Exchange avenue inside the yards late yes- terday. Tinder-dry pens and barns in the yards were razed rapidly and before firemen could control the blaze it had leaped across Halsted street outside the yards— 1 an avalanche of flame borne on a stiff wind. Until midnight the skies flared red and even today there were sporadic minor fires bursting out occasionally from smouldering ru- ins although 62 engine companies still poured water onto ruins. Large police details patrolled the desolated area to prevent loot- ing. The Red Cross set up relief states to augment hospitals and Governor Homer said relief funds would be made available for the 1,200 or more homeless. Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, presi- dent of the Chicago board of health, directed assistants in a campaign to prevent disease from breaking out in the stricken area. Men were busy today clearing away wreckage and a staccatto of hammers sounded in the yards as emergency pens were built hurried conditions in 16 United States clt- ly to care for cattle shipments al- ies today: WEATHER Eastern New York: Generally fair Monday and Tuesday except probably local showers in extreme north portion; warmer in south- east portion Monday. General Temperature NEW YORK, May 20 (£>)—Maxi- mum temperatures and weather ready en route to the nation's greatest live stock market. Railroads and officials at the Union Live Stock Yards were quick to give assurance that cattle hogs and sheep already shipped would be cared for and there was] no indication that any railroad i would refuse consignments for de-1 livery at the yards, since it was ex pected that within 24 hours most of the razed pens would be re- built. The greater part of the loss was represented by destruction of the live stock record building, ex- change building that housed offices of commission men and several packers, the Dexter Pavlllion, the Live Stock National Bank and the Stock Yards Inn, with its famous saddle and sirloin club, all owned by the Union Stock Yards Com- pany. Packingtown itself, the vast ag- gregation of major slaughtering houses, refrigeration plants, stor- age houses, by-product processing plants and office buildings of the big packers was saved although for a time it appeared that all Albany—76—Partly Cloudy Atlantic City—78—Partly Cloudy Boston—86—Partly Cloudy Buffalo—60—Partly Cloudy Chicago—90—Clear Denver—86—Partly Cloudy Miami—80—Partly Cloudy Minneapolis—90—Clear New Orleans—83—Partly Cloudy New York—74—Rain Philadelphia—92—Clear San Francisco—72—Clear San Francisco—72—Clear Seattle—64—Clear St. Louis—88—Partly Cloudy Washigton-94—Clear. 'If science has diminished men's fears of the natural world, it has probably increased their fears o£ other men.\—Aldous Huxley. would be burned. The only packing plants dam- aged were those lying east of Hal- sted street—the P. Brennan Pack- ing Company plant, a huge wave- house of the Omaha Packing Com- pany, the Independent Packing Company, and the Lev! Pflezer Packing Company, all compara- tively small plants. I • i *;

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