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More Net Paid Circulation Daily Than All County Weeklies Combined. WEATHER FORECAST ! Rain today, partly cloudy anA cooler tonight and tomorrow. Temperature past 24 hours 7 p. m. 7 a. m. 12 noon VOLl 51, NO. 161 Member Internationa] New. Serrlca Member Central Free. Aeaodatlon TUESDAY, NOVEMBER. 12, I9H0 An Indepcndcnl Nenapaper Member A. B. C (Audit Bureau of Circulation.) PRICE THREE CENTS RELIEF DROP ISFORESEENIN YEAR AHEAD Four Townships in Annual Budgets Show County Drop of $12,569 Is Expected in ’ 41 Comparison of 1940 and 1941 budgets for four Rockland County townships' — Clarkstown, Haver- •traw, and Ramapo — with respect to the sums they Intend to spend for home and veterans relief in 1941 and the estimate of these ex ­ penses for 1940, shows that about $12,000 less is expected to be spent during the coming year than was planned originally for 1940, accord ­ ing to the respective town state ­ ments. In presenting their statements for 1940, the four towns indicated that they intended to spend for home and veterans relief a total of $267,447. For the coming year, the statements show, they expect that home an.d veterans relief (exclu ­ sive. of charges to be paid the coun ­ ty (will cost $254,878, or $12,669 less than In 1940. Only one town, Hav- •fstraw, shows an expected rise over the 1940 figures. The town of Ramapo will show for 1941 the greatest difference be ­ tween the figures for the coming year and the one just drawing to a close. The estimate for this year was $82,008 while for next year the town estimates it will spend $72,- 868, a drop of $9,134 in favor of the coming year. Other Towns Down Similarly, Clarkstown will show a reduced relief budget for 1941, its expenditures being estimated to be $4,970 under those calculated for 1940. The town board estimated that it would spend $49,820 for this year, while for next year it figures that it will have to spend only $44,850. In Orangetown there will be a difference of $1,215 in favor of 1941, the estimates show. For 1940 the town bodrd estimated that it would spend $67,835, while for the com ­ ing year it figures on spending $66,620. In Haverstraw, while the board estimated th*l its 1940 needs for this purpose — would be $67,790, it will spend, It estimates, only $70,540, an increase of $2,750. Administration Costs The Ramapo budget shows an increase in the cost of renting of ­ fice space from $660 to $720 and the salaries of stenographers and investigators remains the same, $4,800 and $3,172 respectively. Tele ­ phone service charges are the same for both years, $240, but general office expenditures are cut by $100, from $1,000 to $900. The cost of janIto,iv_service is the same for both years, $120, but the salary of the welfare officer is raised $230, or from $2,270 to $2,500. However, a great drop is noted in \outdoor relief\ from $56,700 scheduled to be spent In 1940 down to $51,243 which the board expects to spend for 1941. Another cut is noted in the item of veterans re ­ lief, from $13,040 expected to be spent this year down to $9,173 for 1941. Veterans Relief Drop In Clarkstown the largest reduc ­ tion will come in the Item of di ­ rect relief to veterans. This was estimated to cost $10,000 for 1940 but for next year the board cal ­ culates that it will have to spend only $4,000 for this Item, a drop of $6,000. The item of relief un ­ der \veteran's relief ” , a separate item, is also slashed by $400, go ­ ing down to $200 for 1941 as com ­ pared to $600 for 1940. Similarly, the cost of administra ­ tion of this veteran's relief is cal ­ culated to be less in 1941 than in 1940. For this year, It was esti ­ mated at $200, whereas next year it is figured that It will cost .only $135. The items of office and traveling expenses are increased •lightly, from $810 to $950, an in ­ crease of $140, the expense of the commissary store is to rise from $25 in 1940 to $100 for 11941, a Jump of $75. Otherwise the items on the Clarkstown budget remain about the same. The welfare offleer ’ a ■alary Is to be $1,500, the rental of the office $800, the rental of a store $180, the salaries of clerks $3,120. Temporary home relief, the largest item on the budget, la set again for 1941, as it was for 1940, at $28,000. The salaries of two. in ­ vestigators will be the same agalr\ in 1941, set at $1,866.66, the salary of a welfare nurse remains at $1,260, and the compensation of clerical help in connection with veterans relief remains at $600. A special investigator for this de- (Conltnurd on Pag* Three) Stop losing money on that vacant house or apartment! Re ­ member every day that goes by without a tenant being found for those vacancies of yours Is just another day that you have lost enough money to have run your ad for several days In The Jour ­ nal-Newt Classified section. Do not wait until the Winter winds are blowing to And a ten ­ ant Get your CtapalAed Ad working now and turn your properties Into dividend-earners Thousands at Armistice Day Ceremonies in Spring Valley Rain Fails to Halt March and Review of Brigade; State Commander Speaks Despite a constant drizzle that thoroughly soaked the marchers, almost a thousand members of county Legion and veteran posts, auxiliaries, Legion brigades, Boy and Girl Scouts, and school children paraded through the streets of Spring Valley last night as spectators thronged the sidewalks in one of the greatest celebrations of Armistice Day that the courity has ever seen. Prior to the parade the high school athletic field was jammed with onlookers as the Spring Valley Legion brigade was inspected by State Commander Edward Vosseler of the American Legion at a special drill. The parade was reviewed at a stand erected in front of the Valley theater Disbanding at the Spring Valley High School, the parading forces joined citliens in crowding the auditorium and overflowing into the corridors of the building as well as the foyer to listen to patriotic addrcsucs by Commander Vosseler, Perley Morse, chairman of the Ramapo Selective Service Board, Captain William H. BaUmer of West Point Military Academy, Assemblyman-elect Robert Doscher, the Rev. Walter Hoffman and others. Brigade Is Lauded Commander Vosseler praised the Spring Valley brigade for its initiative in providing the first defense unit of its kind to be organized in the country, an example, the speaker declared which was being followed by many other Legion posts in America. Referring to the celebration of this Armistice Day, Commander Vosseler reminded his listeners that of . all the countries who put down their arms 22 years ago again to breathe the air of peace, America alone is not at war to celebrate the occasion. \On the first Armistice Day we all breathed again the fresh air of peace after the carnage that wns expected to end war. Today, for the first time, France is unable to commemorate the day to honor the 1,800,000 French soldiers who died on the field of battle.^. All European cities cower by night and shudder by day in the constant fear of death,\ said the speaker. Pointing out that a large army with full equipment is of no value without a high standard of morale, Comander Vosseler urged that every effort be made to oust those 111 high office who would betray the public trust. \France was so betrayed by her politicians and we must see to it that it doesn ’ t happen here. Communists, Nazi sympathizers, and other subversive elements in public life must be removed if democracy is to live, ’ * said the speaker. Tracing the activity of the Legion posts in New York State in obtaining the removal of the Communist party from the ballot at the recent elections, Commander Vosseler said, \The Legionnaires alone were responsible for this achievement and worked miracles in assembling the required evi ­ dence necessary to prove that the Communists had obtained the al ­ leged signatures by fraud. We look forward to the day when the con ­ stituted authorities do the work that they are paid to do and not leave It to the legion, ” said Vos- aeler. t Unknown Soldier Tribute Paying tribute to the unknown soldier, Commander Vosseler said he was emblematic of ail Ameri ­ can soldiers of 1917 and those of today in that all hated war but were prepared to fight If necessary. \We must be alert and see that all possible haste is made in de ­ fense so that if war comes Ameri ­ can soldiers will not be compelled to go over the top without know ­ ing how to use the guns in their hands as was the case in the last conflict, ” said the speaker. Commending the Spring Valley Brigade as the finest of its type that he has reviewed in the entire state* Commander Vosseler urged the community to render all aid possible to the unit. Chairman Morse of the Ramapo draft ’ hoard said that in the six major wars from the Revolution to the last - World War in which this country has participated, America has always found itself unprepared. He pointed out that when the Revolution broke- out the Continental Congress and the col ­ onies were hostile to each other and that when George Washington was put in command of the Con ­ tinental army, men entered the army for a stated period and then went home. Likewise, In the war of 1812, America again found itself unprepared, with the army retreat ­ ing when the British burned the capital at Washington. \We were not equipped during the World War. We had to build an army through the draft. We hurried our boys across before they were properly trained and not a single one was ferried over in an American ship. They used French cannons and few foreign planes. We had some machine guns and they were scarce, ” said Mr. Morse. Draft Under Way \Now we are again faced with possible conflict. We are prepar ­ ing through the draft and through the mobilization of industry. Above all, we are united. The election is over and no matter how you voted, the bitterness of the cam ­ paign must be forgotten and we must stand shoulder to shoulder with (he President. Let us not be caught again unprepared if we again must fight, ” said Mr. Morse. Referring to the status of the draft In Rockland County, Mr. Morse spoke highly of the splendid cooperation of the 2,248 registrants In hFs district, stating that five of ths group: have already volunteered for service - ’ and four others had already entered the army. Mr. Morse said that only 19 men would be called for the November quota from Rockland County, six from Ramapo, six from Orange- town, and seven from the Haver- straw-Clarkatown-Stony Point area. The first questionnaire to be re-- turned of the 50 sent out to Ram ­ apo draftees was returned by a Catholic priest, Mr. Morse said. The speaker spoke In glowing terms of the work of the Spring Valley Brigade and highly compli ­ mented Chairman Anthony Milew- ski and associated Legionnaires for their strenuous ’\ work to bring about the defense unit. Mr. Morse also deplored the fset that the splendid victory of the (C onltnued on Vogo T hree) Edward Vosseler, (top) New York Stat« Commander of the American Legion, speaking at the county Armistice Day ceremonies at the Spring Valley High School last night. Below is Captain William II. Baumer, West Point Instructor who also delivered an address. County Commander Charles II. Davidson Is seated behind Captain Baumer. VFI OBSERVES 1 WOMAN, CHIU ARMISnCEDAV IN HOSPITAL H CALLED FOR GAG AN SLAMS TACTICS SS OF BURKE IN STILL CASE Eight More Men Besides Six Volunteers to Take Physical Tests for Board No. 763 More than 150 members of Rock ­ land County Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and their friends attended the annual Armistice Day dinner of the council last night at Biegmund's Gardens, Bardonla, and heard the Rev. Albert Clarke Wyckoff, pastor of the Spring Val ­ ley Reformed Church, make a plea for a united effort of all Ameri ­ cana behind President Roosevelt in his program of national de ­ fense. Dr. Wyckoff, who was a chap ­ lain during the World War, re ­ called the events attending the armistice in 1918 and contrasted thehi with conditions which pre ­ vail In the worl^ today. After relating stories of his service in the war and his subse ­ quent visit to Europe in 1928, the speaker told his audience that It ia the duty of the United States, as the greatest democracy in the world today, to \keep the torch of freedom and liberty burning\ and to extend all aid to Great Britain in its fight to curb the inhumani ­ ties of the dictator nations. Commanders Present Dr. Wyckoff was the only speaker of the evening hut the commanders of all. the posts of the county were introduced by the matter of ceremonies, County Com ­ mander Frank Youmans. Miss Rose Kecsler of Tomkins Cove sang \God Bless America\ and \The Star Spangled Banner.\ An impressive part of the cere ­ mony came at eleven o'clock when the room was darkened and the assemblage stood in silence for two minutes In observance of the sign ­ ing of the armistice, followed by the founding of. “ Tape. ” Pauline Petersen and six-year-old Klmmy Petersen, revived by the Piermont fire department rescue squad after an hour and a half of artificial respiration following their suffocation in a fire which destroy ­ ed their Bogartown home Saturday night, entered the. Nyack Hospital yesterday afternoon for treatment of the after-effects of asphyxiation and exposure. .The condition of both patients is reported today as fairly good. The child is said to be suffering from pneumonia. After their revival in the early hours of Sunday the woman and child had been taken to the hospital by ambulance but had declined to he admitted. They went to the hospital yesterday afternoon The Orangetown welfare depart ­ ment took immediate' steps to pro vide the family with a home. In answer to an appeal by Chief of Police Walter E. Edmonson, the public contributed sufficient cloth ­ ing for the woman and for . her father, Sachuel Petersen, as well as considerable clothing for the child. Additional clothes for the six-year- old girl are still needed, however, Chief Edmonson said. The family, which lest every ­ thing but the clothes they wore, also needs furniture for their new- home, when it is established. Do ­ nations of old furniture will be accepted by the police department. Fourteen registrants of Local Selective Service Board No. 763, comprising the towns of Clarks ­ town, Haverstraw-, and Stony Point, have been called for physical ex ­ aminations on Thursday and Fri ­ day. Letters notifying the reg ­ istrants to appear were moiled Inst night. Those to be examined consist of •l* volunteers and eight others who have been placed in Class 1 pending the physiclal examination. Frederic G. Carnochan, chairman of the board, stated that even if those called should be found , tit for service, they may be superseded on the list by others whose local order numbers are lower but whose questionnaires have not yet been reviewed. The first quota of the district, comprising seven men, will leave Monday, November 25, and will report at the Induction Station In the Bronx. The volunteers are John Vlnv Lynch, Thomas A. Gngan, Brew-1 ster Allison Askew, Arthur Georg' Carlson and William Bledebach, nil of Haverstraw, and Winfield Scott Jones of Stony Point. Others Notified Others who have been notified to appear for examination are Ralph Louis Pico of Haverstraw, William Henry Schneli of Spring Valley, Joseph A. Parnno of Nanuet, An ­ gelo C. Donato of West Haver ­ straw, Edward Richard Betz of Congers, Hanford Raymond Lewis of Tomkins Cove, Stephen Francis Strack of Garnerviiie, Robert El- win Hamilton of New City, and Alexander Qarter, Jr., of Haver ­ straw. Mr. Carnochan pointed out that It is extremely important that the men called for examination should report at the exact hour specified on their notices. List Nearly Complete The chairman said that the com ­ plete local order number list will be completed by tonight or tomor ­ row morning and will be posted and open for public inspection at the hoard's offices in the Vanden- burgh building. Work has already been begun on the classification record which gives full information concerning the age, color, etc. of the regis ­ trants -and classifications in which they have been placed following a review of their questionnaires. While the record is still in its em ­ bryo state, it is open for public inspection. While only a comparatively few questionnaires have been returned to date, two of the registrants have already been placed in Class 4-C, having served three or more years In the regular army. Priest Replies First Of the first 50 questionnaire*! sent out to prospective draftees by Selective Service Board No. 762 of Ramapo, the first to be returned was that of • the Rev- Antonin Cyrenus Dumont, priest at Mt. Eymard Seminary in Su/fern whose serial number is 1362 and draft order No. 31. The second questionnaire returned was by a semfnrary student of Mt. Eymard, Gerard Morrissette, according to Perley Morse,, chairman of the hoard. Mr. Morse also stated that the completed registration list of 2,248 registrants had been assigned order numbers and that the second 50 questionnaires were mailed yester- i day. Questionnaires for the entire I list have been prepared and are | ready for mailing but will he re ­ leased in quotas of 50 in order to avoid confusion. Thus far a total of five Ramapo | draftees have volunteered to serve and four are already in the U. S. I service. The facilities of the Good Samari ­ tan Hospital in Suffern, including ail medical and surgical equipment, have been offered for the physical examination of draftees, Mr. Morse said, and the board has ac ­ cepted the offer. Chairman Harry Herzog of the Advisory Board stated that his co ­ member, Frederick Loescher, would be at the Spring Valley Village Hall tonight between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 to assist draftees in preparing questionnaires and at the office of the draft hoard in Suffern Saturday afternoon from one until four. U. S. WAR CONTRACTS WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (INS)- The War Department today award ­ ed contracts totalling $3,337,058 for 739,000 pajrs gf overshoes, machin ­ ery, and air corps equipment 40 WITNESSES CALLED IN MURDER OF CHILD, 10 NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (INS) — ' A first degree * murder indictment was sought today by District At ­ torney Samuel J. Foley of the Bronx against Thomas Conroy, the janitor who confessed strangling and then cremating ten-year-old Genevieve Connolly in a tenement house furnace. Enough fragments of the child ’ s body have been recovered to eatab-V llah a corpus delicti and 40 wit ­ nesses have been sutnmoned by Foley for the grand Jury. Conroy, 39, a widower and father of one son, confessed killing the girl out of a fearful Impulse that she would tell her parents he tried to kiss and fondle her Molotov in Berlin Talks With Hitler Soviet Premier Confers with Fuehrer _ As Axis Woos Russia By InlcrnnUonal News Service ' Germany ’ s efforts to swing Soviet Russia into line with the Axis powers in the establishment of a \new order ” in Europe went into high genr today when Adolf Hitler re ­ ceived V. M. Molotov, the Soviet Premier and Foreign Com ­ missar. , V Apparently forgetting in the interests of pohticahex- pedieney that he once referred to Soviet Russia's leaders as the “scum\ of the earth, Hitler tendered Molotov a cordial reception in the Reich Chancellery. Hitler ’ s own life guards P.SAL.FATEUP TO ‘ MAJORITY ^Piermont Trustees Take No Action on Plan for Sport ‘ De-emphasis ’ The Piormoni Board of Educa ­ tion last night put off decision on its attitude toward a move toward de-emphasizing interscholastic ath ­ letics by having the county school executives discontinue the practice of keeping P. 8. A. L. standings and of declaring champions. Without the formality of voting, the board advised Supervising Principal Ross W. Tiffany to \go along with the majority.\ Though Mr. Tiffany, vigorously expounding his educational theory that athletics should not bo put under too great competitive stress, insisted that he was not inspired by any feeling of \sour gropes\ and that Tappan Zee High School has just us good a chance as any school of winning the county cham ­ pionship in basketball, for instance, the school trustees felt that to stand firmly for de-emphasis of interscholastic sports would arouse the antagonism of the \big\ schools, which hold the lion's share of championships. Pressure on Coaches Mr. Tiffany blamed publicity cal ­ culated to “ whip up\ the teams ’ fervor and the interest of the fans for much of the evil of present county sports competition. The \sporting element\ In certain towns puts teriffic pressure on the coach ­ es, he said, and practically takes the game from the boys. \Attendance at games and school snlrit are of no educational value,\ Principal Tiffany declared, \and this attitude has some vicious as ­ pects. Without outside pressure ouc schools can present a good physical education program for all students.\ It Is expected that the school executives will vote on the matter (Continued on Page T hree) ted .as guard of honor for the visiting Soviet statesmen, who was accompanied to the chancellery -by the Assistant Soviet Commissar, M. Dekanosov. . German quarters predicted that } Important developments of world- vlde Red Cross Roll Call in County Gets Under Way An attempt to bring its member- sh'Vp up to 25 percent of the popu ­ lation covered by the J'lyack Chap ­ ter of the American Red Cross is being made in the annual roll-call which wan launched yesterday. Last year 2,811 persons were en ­ rolled in the chapter, the number representing 8.57 percent of a popu-' lation of 32,165. The Nyack Chapter led other chapters in the county in the number of persons enrolled in comparison to population last year. Ramapo, however, with & -popula ­ tion of almost one-third of that covered by the Nyack Chapter was a close second with 8.45 percent. Stony Point had an enrollment of 7.09 percent in comparison to a population of 3,548, and Haver ­ straw 6.42 percent with a popula ­ tion of 11,603. The Nyack Chapter is making a house to house cunVass' tills week. All money raised will be used in the United States, none of it going for war relief abroad, a $12,000,000 war relief fund having previously been set aside, by the Red Cross for this purpose. Fifty cents of every dollar membership is sent to Washington. The reat remains in the local chapter. GRASS FIRES BRING , OUT 3 DEPARTMENTS A grass fire near the barn of Thomas Connors of Hillcrest yes ­ terday seti the structure afire but Hillcrest firemen extinguished the blaze before much damage was done. Spring Valley firemen were also summoned during the afternoon to fight a grass fire near the Wind ­ mill west of Nanuet. Soon after their arrival, the Nanuet depart ­ ment also responded and the two companies -soon had the fire under control , ignificance would result from the conversations. Greeks Claim Gains Meanwhile, the Greeks continued to hurl back the Italian invaders along the central sector of the Greek war ■■ .front. Budapest dis ­ patches iald Italy was planning gigantic new offensive to recoup lost preMige. Vlrglnio Gayda, authoritative Fascist spokesman,' was seen a* preparing the Italian people foi news of Italian reverses by stat fng that Italy ’ s preparations for war with Greece only began October 28 whereas the Greeks had carried out lengthy . preparation Italy claimed naval, air and trbop gains in the Mediterranean and African theatres of waf, with British warship and two merchant ships torpedoed by an Italian sub marine. Port Bombed Athens claimed British bombers had carried out a terrific attack on the chief Alban.an port of Dur- addo, where huge quantities Italian explosives were reportedly destroyed. In Athens, Greek officials claimed a great new victory on the central front amid .Mtlmatcs that more than 9,000 Italians have been killed, wounded or captured. One Italian division has been routed, it wns claimed, and a second has bei trapped. Furthermore, according to advices in Athens, Greek troops in Albania are now threatening t< \annihilate ” the Italian forces de fending the Fascist military base at Koritza. Raiders lilt liondon Despite adverse weather condl tlons, German raiders attempted fl new attack on London, causing an other air raid alarm in the Brit ish capital. No incidents wen reported when London under ­ went a second brief alarm in the afternoon. A Berlin statement, however, claimed that German bombers yes ­ terday heavily utacked industrial centers in the English Midlands, hitting factories, gas tanks and aypply depots. The British Admiralty admitted that a tdtal of 72,595 tons of Brit ­ ish, Allied and neutral shipping was sunk during the week ending November 3. British Drive In Africa CAIRO, Nov. 12 (INS) — British desert troops, operating from Gal- labat, Inflicted ’ ’ heavy caaultles ’ ’ 'pr Italian troops, the British Middle East high command announced to ­ day. (The Italian Jiigh command claims poscsslon of Gallabat, and today's Rome communique reports that British attempts to recapture it were repulsedj. Large tires were started In the Italian port of Naples as the suit of Saturday ’ s bombing raid, the British command also dis ­ closed. DuringThc P»»t 24 hours, British bombers attacked the key Fascist supply bases of Aasab, Keren, Teclezan, Agordat, and some un ­ named bases in Eritrea, a com ­ munique reported. Italian Report ROME, Nov. 12 (INS) — Greek troops, attempting a drive on Kali baki in the Epirus sector, were hurled hack by Italian forces, military bulletin reported today. 15 GIRLS ARE KILLED IN N.J. FACTORY BLAST WOODBRIDGE, J*. J-. Nov. (INS) — Fifteen to 25 girl e ployes were believed killed and score Injured when an explosion of undetermined origlp wicked a fac ­ tory building of the United Rail way Signal Company plant shortly before nine o'clock this morning. State police at Trenton said re ­ ports were that 15 girls definitely were known to be dead and ten others were missing. Search for the missing girls through the rubble of brick and steel was begun immediately after the explosion. Between 10 and 20 Injured) sev ­ eral seriously, were reported hos ­ pitalized at the Perth Amboy Gen ­ eral Hospital and in nearby Rah ­ way. The blast ripped through one of a dozen small concrete^build- fngs manufacturing torpedo-cap railway signals. • Special detailsNof police were sped to the scent. > Entire First Part of His Summation Deals With Prosecution Methods WITNESSES ARE ASSAILED Case Never Should Hare Come to Trial, He Says, In Cook ’ s Defense NEW YORK, Nov. 12. — Thomas Gagan, attorney for former Sheriff Jolm E. Cook ■ of Haverstraw, leveled a blistering attack at Prosecu ­ tor Richard J. Burke and his Avitnesses today as the de ­ fense wound up its summa ­ tions in the tax evasion con ­ spiracy trial before Judge RobeK H. Inch in Federal DistrictXCourt. The fihff hour of Attorney Gagan ’ s summation was en ­ tirely devoted to an aggres ­ sive analysisNof the prose ­ cution's case, to charges of attempts to prejudice the jury, to charges that fljo case had been unfairly tried because of prosecution methods, denunciation of the People's wit ­ nesses. \The prosecutor has gone to)> in this case,\ said Gagan. should never have been prosecuted and no jury should be asked to\ try it. Federal agents merely tried to save themselves when their own corrupt conditions were ex ­ posed. ” Ambition Assailed \The thread of Impropriety and Insincerity has permeated this case,\ hs declared at another point. \If the district attorney in his zeal to prosecute the case allowed his own ambitions to intervene he was * not performing his duty according to law. ’ ’ ; He accused. Burke of trying to create prejudice in the Jury by^ emphasising the-/pot that the.gpy-V, eminent , had been swindled out of taxes knowing that .the jurors ars taxpayers. \He was attempting to play your prejudice against your reason so that it would warp youh reason ­ ing,\ ho told the jury. \Was that Just?\ . Attorney Gagan turned fofrth the full eloquence of bitterness when hr discussed the testimony of Federal Alcoholic Tdx Unit agents. Corruption Charged \I don ’ t think the Secretary of the Treasury would be gratified if he had heard testimony which showed the corruption and crooked ­ ness in one sector of his depart ­ ment,\ he said. \I didn't know you could get so many crooks In ons department.\ He declared that men entrusted with destruction of stills failed in their duty because to have perform ­ ed this trust would have been to cut off their graft from the stills. Re-use of still equipment in new locations was \a disgrace to ths country and a dishonor to their de ­ partment,\ he said. \Could you expect an honest, s fair prosecution, and a just Admin ­ istration of the law when It was founded on acts and conduct of men who have appeared here as members of the Alcoholic Tax Unit?\ he asked. ‘ Travesty on Justice* • Gagan termed \a disgrace to the United States court and a travesty on the administration of the law\ the proceedings befors-' Commis ­ sioner Piatt at the incfeptioit ’ ^f the case, when a son-in-law Of the com ­ missioner reportedly arraigned the defendants. The caee could have been before Commissioner North ­ rop in Newburgh, he said, com ­ menting that testimony of wit ­ nesses that Northrop declined to take the case wns not binding. Why wasn ’ t Northrop called* to testify to this, he asked. Referring to a former Orange County farmer named Harry Gor ­ don, whom he had previously de ­ nounced ns \a liar and perjurer, ” Gagan shouted,, \They can go to Florida for that rascal Gordon but they couldn ’ t go to Newburgh!\ Busch Assailed He called Thomas Busch of Gai* nerville. nephew of Augustus C. Coates of West Haverstraw, ons of the four alleged leaders, \a vile, incorrigible criminal.\ To gala sympathy for him by bringing out his financial support of his mother and ten brothers and sisters is pointless, said Gagan, declaring, \It is just as easy to remit the faults x of Judas by telling the jury that there were eleven other apostles.** Attorney Gagan castigated tha four gang leaders as \criminals* conscienceless and vile, huznaa outcasts, derelicts, and felons. ” His summation was not expected to end before the noon recess at 1 o'clock, after which Prosecutor Burke is expxccted to take four hours for his summation. Ths charge to the jury is scheduled for tomorrow. MARKET ACTIVE NEW YORK, Nov. \2 (INS) — The stock market opened active nnd irregular tod^y and trading was resumed after ths holiday. Steel shares, leaders of the poat-slfcUoa rise, were under some preasurs. Aviations wers a strong, offattk

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