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More Net Paid Circulation Dally Than All County Weeklies Combined. WCATpEB FORECAST InrrrnVlnK rloudliirM (onlghl, t»- morrow cloudy, •omewhat warmer* followed by rain. Temperature paet 34 hour* 7 p. m. 7a.m IS noon 83 VOL 51, NO, 159 SATLlfepAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1940 An Indrivndrnt N,w»pan*r Member A. B. C. (Audit Dureau ol Circulation,) . PRICE THREE CENTS DRAFF FORMS SENT OUT TO HRST GROUPS Questionnaires in Mi Three County Districts Must Be Returned Properly Filled Out The Orangctown selective serv ­ ice board today dispatched its first lot of 26 questionnaires to regis ­ trants standing highest on the lo- 30 Ounces to 13 Pounds in Years time Proud Boast of Nyack Hospital's Baby Patsy Bohr Lusty Infant Despite Early Struggle By ROBERT DEED Tomorrow will be the first birthday of the tiniest, pre- matijrely-born baby who ever lived in Rockland County, as far as The Journal-News can ascertain — Baby Patricia Bohr, better known at the Nyack Hospital as Patsy. She is the pride and mascot of the cftl order list, which includes num-, mntp rn jf v ward hers up In the 200 ’ s on the national m aiermiy ward. In a dark hour of Nov. 10, lottery list. Mailing of the questionnaire by the local board is notice to each registrant that 'the process of clas ­ sification and selection has begun, and daily posting of the list of or ­ der numbers to whom question ­ naires have been sent that day is considered ’ le^al notice. Whether or not the holder of an order num ­ ber on one of these Hats actually receives his questionnaire, he is considered to have been duly no ­ tified and it is his responsibility to see that he obtains and files his questionnaire before the five-day deadline. \AH registrants and other per ­ sons concerned should examine from time to time the notices post ­ ed by the local board, and the clas ­ sification record,\ states the local board ’ s notice. \The classification record is open to Inspection by the public during the board's business hours.\ Entry for Each Action The classification record contains an entry for each action taken by the local board or the board of ap ­ peal concerning each registrant. The 26 registrants to whom ques ­ tionnaires were directed today are listed, not in any special, order, as follows: Carl Alfred Smith, Arthur George Fox, Raymond Vahle, Frank Salvatore Reneila, William Marcason, Roger Francis Tracy, Anthony Joseph Costino, Alexander LeRoty Docherty, George Eugene Rlst, Herbert Foster Swain, Wil ­ liam George Kile, Jr., Dr. Abra ­ ham Schechner, Robert Elwood An ­ drews, Joseph Samuel Richards, William Rose Arbuckle, Patrick Joseph Pagnotzi, John Anthony In- tili, Joseph Daniel McGillicuddy, Gale Pepper;Wait, Donald Gordon Maclver, William' Anthony Logat- to, Frank Daniel O ’ Loughlin, Os ­ car Herman Kosel, Rocco Joseph Clvarre, Jr., John William Calla ­ han, and Rocco Anthony DePletro. Board No. 763 Meetings Beginning today, the Selective Service Aovisory Board of Local Board No. 763, will meet at regu ­ lar hours to assist all registrants who have received questionnaires in filling out the papers and giving any other aid which may be neces- aary. Meeting last night, the board de ­ cided to hold sessions in the local board ’ s offices in the Vandenburg building, Broadway \J*averstraw, •very Tuesday and 'Thursday eve ­ ning from seven to nine o'clock and every Saturday from three o'clock until nine. For the « convenience of those who will be unable to be present during the act hours; members of the board have made themselves available to give the necessary aid at their home or their places of business. Michael Friscoe, chairman of the board, and Harvey C. Zorn are in charge of Havecfltraw, West Hav- erstraw and Garnerville. Bernard R. Gibbona of New City, secretary of the board, will serve for that section, Centenary and tlie South Mountain Road Section. Associates to Aid The associate members will have charge of the following territories: Otto F. Stepbach. Nanuet, Bardo- nia. West Nygck, Germonds and the Spring Valley section of the district; Edward Courtney, Stony Point, Tomkins Cove, Grassy Point, Jones Point, Montville and Bear Mountain; Ernest Babcock, Thiells, Willow Grove, St. Johns, Johnson- town, and Letchworth Village; Frank Sheridan, West Nyack, Gen-, tral Nyack and tipper Nyack; Samuel Ueberman, Congers, Rock ­ land Lake, Valley Cottage and vi ­ cinity. It was made clear that, if any registrant is unable to communi ­ cate with the member of the board in his own vicinity, he may con ­ fer with any other member who may be available. All information given will be strictly confidential. It was pointed out that the ques-1 tlonnaires must be returned in five' days and that it is the function of the board only to aid those who (Conlttiued on Pag* 1 hr**) 1939, Patsy arrived at the Ny ­ ack Hospital to be wrapped in a handful of absorbent cot ­ ton. She had been bom in the sixth month to a tubercular mother, a patient in the Summit Park Sanatorium who was to die around Christmas time. Neither doctors nor nurses had much hope of the baby's sur ­ vival — she weighed only 1 pound and 14 ounces — but they followed the Instinct of their training and took every measure to protect the flickering flame of life in the tiny, undeveloped body. (jlung to Life In the Nyack Hospital's Incuba ­ tor, Patsy lingered on the margin between life, and death for two weeks, “ dressed*' only In absorbent cotton, crying qccasionally. so feeb ­ ly that nurses had to put their ears almost to her mouth to detect any sound. Her fingernails had not de ­ veloped, her eyelids were thin membranes, she lacketi other points of moat newborn babies. But she was alive, miraculously, clinging to her 30 ounces of living matter and finally gaining in weight. On Dec. 4 Patsy weighed two pounds; on Dec. 10, exactly a month from her date of birth, she had gained to three pounds. She was fed during this month with from two to three ounces of formula food in every 24 hours, ad ­ ministered through an eye-dropper. Every known boby-food formula was tried. In the desperation of keeping a baby of almost record tininess alive, any reasonable sug ­ gestion was accepted and tried. Patsy began to thrive. 'Assumes Toga ’ When she was a little more than a month old, it was decided that the time had come to clothe her decently. The smallest diaper available was wrapped around Patsy, covering her from chin to toes, like a toga. Patsy seemed to appreciate the dignity. On June 11, her weight was 7 pounds and 14 ounces. Yesterday it was 12 pounds and 9 ounces, and all the nurses were rooting for her to attain 13 pounds on her birth ­ day. She eats vegetables, fruit, whole milk. Several blood trans ­ fusions since June have boosted her strength. She iftjts active as most babies several months old, trying to stand up, waving her arms, tak- irtg interest in everything that comes within- range of her blue eyes. Her hair is fairly luxuriant, though her nurses are sensitive about one baldish spot which is rapidly disappearing^ Hospital Is Bite res ted While every nurse and most of .the doctors seem to have had a hand in Patsy ’ s upbringing from quarter-pint size, most of the credit seems to be voted to Miss Hessie MacGregor, obstetrical nurse, and her assistant, Miss Paula Cannon, who hovered over Patsy in her early days of half- hour feedings via eye-dropper. Miss Anne O ’ Donnell, superintendent of the hospital, and even Charles B. Manville, president of the Board of Managers, have made Patsy their first everyday concern, paying her frequent visits to reassure them ­ selves that the miracle was com ­ plete. * Thursday was Patsy ’ s proudest day to date. Though she has been baptized at intervals, on that day she was swaddled In warm clothes and taken to St. Ann ’ s R. C. Church by Miss MacGregor^and Miss Cannon to be chrlstened\'t>y the Rev. Joseph D. Fitzgerald. Miss Cannon was her godmother. Tomorrow ’ s birthday party, in which the whole hospital staff will have a hand, may surpass the triumph of Patsy ’ s christening. The nurses find doctors prreserved her life, Patsy may well say — let ’ em eat cake! They'll Help You Every Time You have to do a lot of things for yourself, but you ’ ll find plen ­ ty of help In the Classified sec ­ tion of The Journal-News when the Job requires any special kind of attention. These ads are ready to assist you in renting those vacant houses or apartments, find some ­ one to take care of the children evenings, and even find the man to make repairs around the house. The Classifieds are willing to help you with any problem whether buying, selling, renting or. trading, and they'll help you save nioney every Urns. BROKEN CASH REGISTER FOUND IN WEST NYACK The battered crash register etolen from the Widmann Bakery in Spring Valley over last week-end was found yesterday afternoon by a passerby in. the grass a short dis ­ tance from Route 80 in West Nyack. Clarketown police were notified of ths discovery of the machine, which had evidently been tossed from a car elthef passing the spot or one which may have been park ­ ed. The cask content, amounting to approximately 880, was mlrsing and the register badly damaged. The Widmann robbery is one of a number which have been com ­ mitted in Spring Valley and por ­ tions of Clarkstown which have thus far baffled the police of both communities. Chief Lunney said today that no clue has yet been unearthed and 1 no fingerprints of any kind found in connection with the breaks. He believes that the robberies ara the work of experts. MIEN TAKE RAPID ACnON FOR DEFENSE County Association Lays Us Plans for Training in School to Be Set Up in Short Time One year old tomorrow, tiny Patsy ,*Bohr in the arms of Miss Hesslo MacGregor, chief obstetrical nurse at the Nyack Hospital. — Journal-News Photo Open' Season on Deer Just A Little Tough on Traffic Caution Advised by Police for Motorists Along Route 202 and Turnpike Despite the closed season on deer in Rockland County, killings are being reported almost hourly. Six casualties alone along Route 202 between Suffcrn and Ladentown were reported by Chief Abe Stern of the Ramapo police, who barely missed striking a large buck with the police car as he was responding to an automobile accident last night caused by a doe which 18T0NS0FHAY LOST IN BLAZE Stack at Blauvelt Is Des ­ troyed; Old Tramp Is Sent to Jail Tlppen Ellis, 65-ycar-old crippled hobo, pleaded not guilty this morn ­ ing in SparkiU before Justice of the Peace George R. Lanchnntin of Tappan on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. After questioning by police regarding a fire at 9:30 last evening which destroyed 18 tons of hay in a stack on the St. Dominic ’ s Convent grounds in Blauvelt, he was re-committed to the county jail until Tuesday. Orangeburg and Sparkill fire companies both worked to ex ­ tinguish the smoldering fire tmt the scattered clumps of hay are still smoking today. It was feared for a time that one or' two tramps might have been burned to death while sleeping off a drinking bout in the hay, hut no bodies were found when the pile was broken up. Suspicion of having set tre fire turned to Ellis when he was found a few hours afterward along the Piermont branch track of the Erie Railroad, which runs behind the field in which the hay stack stood. Ellis was. helplessly drunk, police said. He is an old-timer in this neighborhood, a frequent callfer at the convents for meals. Ordered to Leave Three or four days ago he was angered by being ordered by John Porcello, St, Dominic ’ s Convent em ­ ploye, to move from convent land after two or three days of meals and nightly shelter in the hay stack. He threatened Porcello then that \something will happen and you'll be out of a job soon,\ Orangctown police were told. The hay stack, east of Western Highway and across from the con ­ vent, had a wooden roof. It was so popular with hoboes as an over ­ night stop that Orangctown police dubbed it \The Barracks. ” Chief Fred Kennedy commented today that as many as eight and ten tramps have been found burrowed deep in the hay in a single night. Orangeburg firemen were fighting the blaze when Chief Kennedy asked Fire Chief James Hoffman of Orangeburg if he would mind calling another company to aid in tearing the haystack apart in search of possible -victims of the fire. Chief Hoffman readily assent ­ ed to calling John Paulding Engine Company, with additional men and tools. The pile was quickly scat ­ tered. Chief Kennedy and other mem ­ bers of his department noted the marks of a crutch around the hay ­ stack. Shortly before 3 a. m. Lieut. Robert P. Lewis found Ellis, his crutch beside him, virtually un ­ conscious from canned heat, be ­ side the Erie track. He was com ­ mitted to the county jail by Jus ­ tice Lanchantin until 11 a. m. TRAFFIC MISHAP A truck owned by the Careful Service Garage of Haverstraw and driven by John Owen of New Main Street, Haverstraw, and an auto ­ mobile driven by Charles Spencer of Central Nyack collided yester ­ day noon at DePew Avenue and Washington Street, Nyack, m the truck came north and Spencer drove eastward. Spencer auffered a leg Injury, caused the car of Edward Radzio to be overturned. Radzio was traveling south along Route 202 near the Viola Road when the doe bounded In the path of his car. The Impact turned the car over, damaging it and killing the doe, hut Radzio was not in ­ jured. Chief Stern, while respond ­ ing to the accident, saw n large buck emerge from th4 bushes along fhe road and narrowly missed hitting the animal. Three other deer were also observed leisurely cropping grass along the highway. The animal killed by the Radzio car was sent to the Five Points Mission. Another animal was found dead on the property of Perloy Morse from injuries believed to have been Inflicted by a truck or train. This carcass was burled. Still an ­ other was found by members of the town highway department near the Community Club on Route 202 which also was buried. Shrubbery Damaged Three more were shot by Royal S. Copeland on his property under a special license issued by the conservation Department because of destruction to plants and shrubbery. The three animals were sent to Summit Park Sana ­ torium. Several others were also killed on the Copeland estate prior to yesterday which were also turned over to county institutions. Chief Stern declared today that motorists driving along Route 202 and Route 59 near Tallman during the night should proceed with cau ­ tion since both highways are favorite deer crossings. In most cases the deer are fatally injured and the cars badly damaged with the possibility of Injuries to the occupants of the car, Chief Stern said. NEW CITY MAN PAYS UP IN LARCENY CASE Joseph Askew of New Cily, through hi, attorney, G. Verner Edlund of Pearl River, pleaded guilty to a charge of petty larceny yesterday afternoon before Police Justice Robert C. Flnkclsteln of Spring Valley and was given a suspended sentence of 80 days af ­ ter making restltutidn to the First National Bank of Spring Valley and paying a fine of 850. Askew, who had bee n charged by the bank with obtaining a loan through an allegedly forged en ­ dorsement of a note, was permit ­ ted to plead to the petty larceny charge by the court. BRONX JANITOR ADMITS HE STRANGLED GIRL, 10 NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (INS) — Dis ­ covery of & jawbone, three teeth and some bone fragments today was said to establish the corpus delicti which supports the confes ­ sion of Thom&a Conroy, 88-year-old Bronx janitor, that he strangled 10-year-old Genevieve Connolly and toesed her body into a blazing fur ­ nace. Conroy, a friend of the girl ’ s par ­ ents, confessed that he had killed the girl because he was afraid that she would tell that he had fondled her, police said. The proof of his confession came when medical examlnetra found the bone fragmenta after an exhaus ­ tive search of the many barrels of ashes in Conroy ’ s cellar. Meek and nervpus, the janitor this morning was taken to Bronx homicide court for arraignment. TEALERESTS CASE AGAINST OIL CONCERN Court Is Recessed at New City Until Monday by Judge Nolan After Day of Evidence The Rockland County Volunteer Firemen ’ a Association is moving along rapidly in plana for the. estab ­ lishment of a county school for training firemen to fight' blazes caused by Incendiary bomba and for meeting other emergencies In the event this country should bo attacked, according to reports made at a meeting of the associa ­ tion in the Hotel Lafayette, , Suf- fern, last night. _ Charles M. Faies of Haverstraw, chairman of the special fire defense committee appointed by President F. Weiant Sprlngatead, reported that literature is being circulated and ,that the groundwork for thn school is being laid. A meeting of the committee and chiefn of all departments of the county will be held In the near future to formulate a definite program. Mr. Faies called attention to the fact that the New York City de ­ partment has sent two of its best men to London to study methods used by British firemen in the ex ­ tinguishment of incendiary bomb blazes and stated that, when, they return, they will have valuable In ­ formation for every flremanic group In this country. 'System of Cover The cover-up committee, which is preparing a plan for mutual aid of all departments of the county In cases of emergency, reported that questionnaires have been sent to all the departments and expressed hope that these will be returned In time for a definite report and recommendations at the next meet ­ ing. . Pierre H. DePew of Nyack. chairman of the law committee, re ­ ported that proposed legislation under which men who are called to the service of their country will lose none of their rights ns volun ­ teer firemen is now being prepared. | This will be submitted 9o the legal clearing house of tho New York State Volunteer Firepien ’ a Asso ­ ciation, which will meet this year on December 1. The chairman re ­ quested that any fireman who has legislation to propose submit it to him not later than November 23. Memorial to Wiley A memorial sendee was held for ; the late Frank E. Wiley of Suf- fern, for many years a director of the association. High tribute to i Mr. Wiley and praise for the serv ­ ice he rendered to the associa ­ tion over a long period of years was paid by Mr. Faies and Chief Louis Attena of the Suffern de ­ partment. At the opening of the meeting, Chief Attena ^welcomed the fire ­ men, more than 150 of whom at ­ tended the meeting. President Sprlngatead responded. The speaker of the evening was former Chief James Brown of the New York City Fire Department, who praised the association for its active preparations to meet emer ­ gencies which may arise from sab ­ otage or actual attack. Tells Own Experience# He spoke of his own experiences as & fireman during the last War.ld War, speaking of the sabotage and fifth column activities at that time and stating that similar sub ­ versive forces are now active in all parts of the country. He re ­ called the Black Tom explosion and other great fires evidently caused by sabotage in the New York area and stated that firemen at that time had neither the knowledge nor the equipment that is available today to battle blazes of that type. He stated that chemi ­ cal Area are the worst type and are the hardest to handle. He said that no department to ­ day can afford to be unprepared to cope with emergencies and urged all departments of the coun ­ ty to co-operate with the associa ­ tion in its preparedness measures. The next meeting will be held in West Haverstraw on December 18 and it is expected that, In addi ­ tion to an educational feature, a program of entertainment will be presented. Former Chief Cort ­ land M. Mosier of Spring Valley will speak on \Results of Firc- manio Training. ” When Alton W. Tenle rested the plaintiff's case yesterday afternoon in Rockland County Supreme Court In an action brought by Wray -Hartman .of. West Nyack against ■ David D. Provan and Frederick Provan of West Haver- straw, doing business as the Pro- van Petroleum , Cortapany, Justice Gerald F. Nolan recessed court until Tuesday morning. ^ The case is one of four actions being tried jointly involving nmouts sought up to $10,000. In addition to Hartman's action against the Provnns. there are suits brought by Irving and Ethel Cutwater of Tnpplin and Morris Scott of Orangeburg. The Pro- vans have a countersuit against the Cutwaters. JohnYMcCauley of Haverstraw. driver of the Provan tractor- trailer which was involved in an accident with the Cutwater car at West Nyack on September 28,1039. insisted Tinder cross examination that the lights on the tractor were lighted when Scott's car ran into it after the first accident. Skid Is Blamed He admitted that he put out no flares along the road, stating that the flares were In a 'steel box the left running hoard ortheti tor and that the accident madi impossible to reach them. He stat ­ ed that when Scott ’ s car went t the right to pass the wrecked Cutwater automobile, the two i l^ht wheels went off the pavement and the vehicle skidded into the tractor. The Cutwater car. he testified grazed the front of the tractor and then went on Tinder the tralle breaking the connection between the two units and causing the large tank to' overturn. The accident caused a split in the tank about 14 to 18 inches long out, he Wiggins Makes His Plea to Jurors For Quinn ’ s Freedom a i c . ' Prosecution Case Bitterly New System Attacked by Attorney Of Election J for Defendant Seen Need PEEKSKILL, N. Y., Nov. 9 (I NS) “ Abolishment of the elec ­ toral college and election of United States Presidents and Vice Presi ­ dents by popular vote in tho future were called for today by Cheater D. Pugsley, Pe^kskill banker. Pugslcy sent a telegram to Con ­ gressman Hamilton Fish asking him to introduce a resolution in the House providing for the presi- STEBBINS PLEA LENGTHY Still Case Moves Toward Disposition Early Part of Next Week By CHARLES WILSON Journal New, Correspondent. . NEW YORK, Nov. 9. — In action revision, pointing | a goathing- summation in to- hUel! 1920. I «**ion of th* In view of the fact that Sen, • Henry Cabot Lodge is to Introduce such a resolution in the Senate, -posihly you might wish to present it also in the House.\ BOMB STRIKES HITLER HALL London Claims Beer Hall in Munich Was Hit While Der Fuehrer Spoke FIREMEN CALLED OUT FOR FIRE AT BARN Members of Volunteer Hose Com ­ pany, West Haverstraw, and S. W. Johnaon Engine Company, Garner ­ ville, were called out at 3:30 this morning when fire was discovered at the side of a barn in the rear of the Frank Matone property in Railroad Avenue. A match evidently had been thrown into a basket of rubbish beside the barn and the walls had taken fire, burning up a distance of about five feet from the ground and about two feet wide. The fire was extinguished with buckets of water before 4he firemen arrived. STEAMER AFIRE NEW YORK, Nov. H. (INS)- Fate of the British steamer Ridley, a merchant vessel of 4.933 tons, re ­ mained unknown today after Mac- kay Radio last night picked up dis ­ tress calla from the ship atatlng It wsa on fire in the Atlantic 340 miles west of the Cape Verde Is ­ land*. By International News Service LONDON heard today that a stick of British bombs crashed into a Munich beer hall while Chancellor Adolf Hitler last night was addressing a meeting of the nd the oil Nazi \Old Guard.\ | As British Prime Minister Win- On cross examination by George R t on Churchill today made a speech R. Lanchantin. counsel for the j hailing the election of President Outwaters and Scott, McCauley i i0 p aPV0 i tt British flyers were re ­ stated that the accident occurred . to*have said thej ’ were sure at about two o ’ clock in the morn- ; that onp 5tlck t)f bomb8 b | t the ing and repeated testimony Riven , Munich beor hn „ previously ns to tho manner In which th, accident occurred. He Whether Hitler -xprrlenced n raid Hint the maximum rnte of ! \' ‘ ' ■•otv enenpe or whether there the tractor-trailer in fourth speed , were any casualties In the hall was 32 miles an hour. was not known in London. Berlin. Police Summoned however, admitted that British On further examination by Mr. bombs had fallen on Munich last Teale, the witness testifiedv that | night during celebrations attending after the accident he went to i the 17th anniversary of Hitler's Hartman's place of business to | abortive beer hall putsch. German telephone to the state police and | officials, however, did not disclose to his employers. The calls, he what targets were hit. id, took about 20 to 25 minutes Then, ho said, he went out and stood by the wreck. He was ques ­ tioned at length ns to subsequent movements of the trailer on the Hartman property. Hartman next took the witness stand and identified several photo ­ graphs of his property. Questioned as to how he obtained one of the photographs, which was taken from the air, he said that \an aviator happened to be flying over, snapped the photograph and stopped in and sold it to me.\ On direct examination by Mr. Teale, Hartman gave details of the damage done on his property by tho tractor and by leaking oil and made an itemized statement of thn repair work done so far and its cost. He then gave an estimate of the cost of' the work still to be done before the prop ­ erty will be in the same condition in which it was before the acci ­ dent. Ixong Examination Mr. Rorty took the witness through n searching cross exam ­ ination. He called Hartman ’ s at ­ tention to the fact that before the luncheop recess .he testified thai when he stepped out of his build ­ ing the lights on the tractor were on but that in the afternoon his testimony was to the effect that the place was in darkness. Hartman denied that he had ever testified that the lights were on but Justice Nolan reminded him that ho had made that atatement in reply to a question frbm the Chancellor Hitler ’ s speech— In ­ terrupted or not — predicted ulti ­ mate victory over Britain and the statement that the Reich would reject \any compromise.\ Britain Jubilant While all Britain was Jubilant over the reported Munich bomb ­ ing and widespread British aerial attacks on Germany and Italy, Prime Minister Churchill In a London speech said President Roosevelt ’ s reelection brought the \utmost encouragement to Britain.\ For the first time, Britain to ­ day was reported to have felt the sting of German naval units. The official Berlin communique, claim ­ ing destruction of 53,000 tons of British shipping in bombing at ­ tacks, said German destroyers swept up the Thames estuary and raked the British coast with naval and machine-gun fire. On the diplomatic front, Russia once more lommed as the great question mark. Reports current In Berlin hinted that a momentous meeting in the German capital he- Federal alcohol spiracy trail Ru attorney for Police Sergeant;! Quinn, attacked ‘ tl Prosecutor Richard J. Burk* as briged on “ nasty in ­ sinuations ” and as being compounded in tactics \un ­ worthy of the things that make up a man. ” \It might be smart to work a case this way,\ Wig ­ gins told the jury before Judge Robert Inch, \but I would never try to jhil a man through innuendo and mis- representation. The prosecution testimony has been an attempt to smear a man's character auch aa I have never seen before, SJrame! shame!\ Indictment Rapped Wiggins, denying that Quinn had ever changed a report of capturo of men at a still or had aver ac ­ cepted any money from the boot ­ leggers, declared that even the in ­ dictment prepared by the district attorney had not given a fair repre ­ sentation of what. Quinn wax charged with. He termed the in* dlctment \conceived in deceit.** Testimony, he said,-followed Aim- liar lines. \What is this, & game?\ he ask ­ ed dramatically. \I ’ ve never been so shocked in all my life. I gueac we could use some stage scenery movers around here — they pull tho strings--. ” ' And he pointed hi* finger almost against Burke'a shoulder while the prosecutor turn ­ ed his back and gazed through « window overlooking Foley Square. Sentence of the six leaser defen ­ dants — Charles Llnguanti of Mount Ivy, Leo Huott of Garnerville, Max Ganeo of Park Ridge, Paul Geloeo and Andrew Verdigi of West Nor ­ wood, and Alfred Sgambatti of Jer ­ sey City — expected to take piaco yesterday in accordance with indi ­ cations by Judge Inch a week ago when five of these men pleaded guilty to the charge before the end of the trial, was called off until later In the month. At the same time it was learned that all witness-defendants in tl>a indictment which originally named 44 Individuals including the fiva principal ones now on trial would probably be sentenced on the earns day. In addition to these wit ­ ness-defendants, who were Hobert McCailen, Charles Munday of Spring Valley, Thomas Busch of Garnerville, Alexander JViirst, John Rose of Spring JValley, and An- desw Kumpfbeck, all df whom have already pleaded guilty, pthera named in the lengthy indictment who also have pleaded will be sen ­ tenced. Prosecutor Richard J. Burke yesterday indicated that this tw..n Chancellor Hitler nmt Soviet f en '\ ncln ' t would take plltce later Premier-Foreign Commissar Molotov was imminent. Greeks Claim Success On the widespread war front, Greece claimed continued successes ngainat the Italian drive and Britain struck heavy aerial blows at tho Fascist military machine both in Africa and Italy. The Fiat works at Turin was set afire and MJJan was heavily bombed, the British bench. The wltneea aald (hot he Alr MloloHy unnounced. Rome ad must have misunderstood the ques ­ tion. Mr. Rorty questioned the witness at length on the damages caused to his property by tho oil. which ran out of the tank and on the work done subsequent to the acci ­ dent, “ Fred G. Davidson of Valley Cot ­ tage, an engineer and surveyor, was called ns the final witness for the plaintiff In Hartman's case. He gave a description of the property and an estimate of the cost of work still to be done to replace it in its former condition. He also described surface and sub-surface conditions of the land before and after the accident. Plaintiff on Stand A change In the usual order of procedure hud been made before Hartman testified when Scott was called to the stand. He said, on direct examination, that ‘ he was driving north on Koute 303 on the night of the accident about in the center of the two northbound traf ­ fic lanes and that the weather was very foggy. He saw the wrecked Cutwater car near the center of the north ­ bound lane and swung to the right to avoid hitting it. Then he saw the tractor but could not avoid a (CoHtmutd on Pag* 1 hr**) mitted enemy raids on Turin and the Sardinian city of Cagliari. From Athens came reports, that Greek forces in the Pindus Moun ­ tain region had checked an Italian drive again Jannlna and to have completed encirclement of a strong Italian column. Fascist troops numbering two or three thousand were said to have surrendered to the Greeks, along with an Italian commander. Threaten Korltzu In Albania other Greek forces threatening Koritza captured ttill another hill and were forging an ever-tightening ring around the Italian military base, it was claimed. In Melbourne an American mer ­ chant ship, the City of Rayville, was reported to have sunk'in the Pacific. Surviving members of the crew charged that sabotage and not a mine was responsible. Nazi night attacks on Britain slackened off and this morning one bomb fell In the London urea but failed to cause an air raid alarm. Probe Sinking WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. (INS) — This U. S. government today launched a two-way Investigation Into the reported sinking of the 5.883-ton American merchant vessel City of Rayville off. Australia in Pacific Ocean , Friday night r Court Is Delayed Although on Wednesday of thLa week it had been determined to begin court from Thursday on at 10 o ’ clock in order to speed up tha trial, it was not until 10:40 o'clock yesterday that Judge Inch ascend ­ ed the bench and Jesse Richman* os counsel for Everett Knapp, for ­ mer Rockland County game war ­ den, began his summation. Richman maintained that tha \grudge\ that Augustus Coates, ona of the heads of the bootlegging syndicate, and his partners held against Knapp.for arresting Coatea* son for & game law violation, rtf- suited in Knapp ’ s being implicated in the case. Richman reminded the jury that testimony had been given that after the arrest of young Coatea by Knapp on October 18, 1938, he had been called on the telephone by % man he identified as the elder Coates, and threatened that he ’ d ba \taken care .off,\ if he did not drop the charges against the youth. Coates and Alfred \Big Al\ Res ­ nick, said Richman, were the only witnesses to testify against Knapp in the prosecution's case. Flaw Is Claimed Knapp ’ s lawyer claimed that tha \flaw ’’ In the prosecution ’ s story Implicating the game warden wax in the fact that it had been testi ­ fied that a colored man, named' Hanne, h%d supposedly told Coates that Knapp was planning to visit the Minnisceongo Creek in Haven- straw to look It over for pollution. Richman told the jury that Knapp well knew that the strfatn was al ­ ready polluted and had. been fog (CoNfittusd e* Fop# i kr**l 'W*. V Mm

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