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Estimate Board Sets Day for
Hearing in Fare Increase
on Plea From Com-,
panies for Speedy Relief
Temporary Raise Urged
Subpoenas Will Be Issued
Calling on All Lines for
Investigation of the city's tangled
hjetion affairs, ordered by the Board
?Estimate several weeks ago, will get
gsjer way next Tuesday. This date
m ?at at the board meeting yester?
day, when representatives of all the
tenait companies presented a joint
?!*? i*r ?Peet*y relief to stave off
for the first time since the traction
iitaatlon became serious, the leading
company officials and receivers and the
city authorities to whom they must
lock for increased fares were brought
fsce to face.
Lindley M. Garrison, receiver of the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit; Job E. Hedges,
receiver of tne New York City Railway
Company; James R. Sheffield, trustee
ef the Interborough Consolidated Com?
pany; James L. Quackenbush, counsel
?f the Interborough Rapid Transit
Company, and Colonel Henry L. Stim
un were seated in the first row of the
pectators' benches, facing Mayor
Hylan and the rest of the board when
the session opened.
Board Meets Secretly
When the meeting had been con
eluded, with every display of courtesy
ajid pledge of cooperation on both
sides, one of the traction representa?
tives said: "We've been trying to get
together with the Mayor and the beard
for many months, to sit down and dis?
cuss this situation. To-day's meeting
is the start, and I'm convinced .it's
worth more than a thousand forma!
letters and communications between us
in clearing up thi3 matter."
After the public hearing had been
completed in the morning the board,
in a protracted afternoon session, or?
ganised as the committee of the whole,
and, in secret conference, is said to
hare mapped out its plan for conduct?
ing the sweeping inquiry which was
This will call for the issuance of sub
Scenas for officials and documents, and,
; is said, will start in on the peti?
tions for increased fare presented by
the receivers yesterday.
Traction matters occupied the atten?
tion of the board almost exclusively.
The hoard heard from a representative
of the Corporation Counsel's office that
the city was within ita legal rights to
own and operate its own buses, and set
for next Friday consideration of a pro?
posed appropriation of $570,000 to buy
100 new buses.
Sitten Island's traction affairs also
were presented, and a committee of
prominent men from Richmond reported
that, unless an increased fare were
fiten the companies there, a complete
autdown would take place in a week.
After a spirited verbal bout between
Comptroller Craig and Aldermanic Pres?
ident La Guardia the board passed a
resolution directing Corporation Coun?
sel Burr to guard the city's interest
in Staten Island, even going so far as
to demand a receivership of the com?
panies involved if necessary.
When the joint petitions of the Man?
hattan and Brooklyn companies came
up for consideration Mr. Sheffield
arose, and, speaking for all the re?
ceivers and company officials, filed a
memorandum, following the lines of
Judge Mayer's suggestion for a tem?
porary eight-cent fare, and asked that
a date for a hearing be set as soon
"Will you produce all the informa?
tion you have in this investigation or
will we have to subpoena it?" asked
"We need no process. We will pro?
duce everything," Sheffield replied.
When Craig wanted to know whether
Sheffield spoke for the other company
officials Judge Garrison got up.
Foil Facts Promised
"I say the board can have every?
thing at any time without process of
any kind," he said. "We have always
given all the information we had."
"We've never been able to get just
??s information we wanted," Craig re?
torted. When Hedges was called upon
"Of course, everything we have will
"And^ what you haven't got?"
'Can't produce what we haven't got."
Craig smilingly suggested that a
**y might be found shortly to elicit
wich information, and Borough Presi
?eat. Riegelman of Brooklyn said that
?? *nouid be brought in city buses.
"It would never get here if we
?WJght it that way," Hedges flashed
??ek, to the discomfiture of the bus
?aaorant and the amusement of the
-TJ1* joint memorandum stated that,
J*???!* tho situation differed in de
?**? ?j* various companies, the general
Wseiplea were identical.
Temporary Relief Urged
?'i*'-d that income had been found
?J *? below expenses, and that tem
*f*,*7 relief should be granted at
*>?*? tnd a permanent solution worked
*>> to conjunction with the Public
J*171? Commission and the Transit
"** *?*! ?tent that this situation is
irn?6*1' ^ reason of contracts, it
?*? oe necessary to consider remodel
?iL- contracts," the memorandum
^?aed. "We otand prepared to
Su*?**1? provision in the public
r???ft whieh will insure that abso
"to Mrnas* shall be attained.
M?J?**7 great deal of work along
ft?""* already has been done In con
22*"??-th the Public Service Cora
jj*?*? tor the First District and with
lien* ??*11*** Construction Commis
ttJfL. ***?orandum then suggested
?fttlw? contr*ct changes be made
tftl wlii0*'4' "iu?n<T a' a committee of
W*stuij ?r by * ?ma?er number, and
&HJ ?iT *n co?Peration ar?d informa
Weeul_*rrivinK at a solution which
|Mt?**Ov.d? for adequate service and
_^ lacrease Recommended
&m *?**** laland committee, of
Kr"*^. headed by Louis L. Trl
?????tSf?fc that the Midland Rail
tlea il w*?tened to suspend opera
>totM,^ft~*r w?*k- Th" committee
iSuil f that *!i C?,r '??? "" ?h"
?fita ?H'ii?***1 '" 7 cent? for a period
fcfclaiuui ? that tn? op?ration of the
??3 ta?* - ?Yu "v"f by,-'"'Rjch
??M'i ?JlT *f"1 l>"w*r, and that the
Ka??^P*.tiJ*' franchis? be revoked.
***?aW^ th*n "aid *h** Pr**'"l*M
?H?V*^1*' ,?' Richmond, had busses
*f k*2 EP *?* th'; ****<and thsti tt,<!
toft*?*. V?lht 9?V*r\y on which it
";' u ail? * Uxii% *nd V?'?1'*
J? was brought out that tb?
?*w?pany, which would be
tiLX**} **r* also, made a profit
??M*?.)? ?I? tr*m tho ?ale of
?241400 In 191?, ?cd
$155,000 for the five months of the fiscal
The committee protested that 'buses
never would be able to replace the ears,
because of the congestion of traffic and
the long hauls. President Van Name;
opposed the increase in fare, and the
Mayor added that the companies had
formerly made money, but had put it
all in their pockets.
"Passing the Buck"
Comptroller Craig here offered bis
resolution for protection of the city's
interests on Staten Island. La Guardia
offered the amendment that the board
"get at the facts in the case" before
"I make this amendment on the
ground that this board has been dab?
bling in traction matters for two years
and doesnt seem to have the facts in
the case yet," said La Guardia.
"We have the facts and the board is
the place to get them," Craig replied.
Connelly, of Queens, broke in here to
say that he personally did not have
the facts and wanted them. President
La Guardia's amendment was voted
down, with only the two new members ;
of the board, La Guardia and Curran, |
in its favor. Craig's motion was then i
"I'm voting against it because we are
again passing the buck," said La
Guardia, registering a negative.
'Oasis9 on Island
Just Over the Line
Northern New York Men
to Establish 6Mecca9 for
*'Wets9 in St. Lawrence
Republican state committeemen from
j the northern part of the state, in the
habit of taking stimulants when the
weather is too cold or too hot, reported
to State Chairman George A. Glynn
yesterday that there is likely to be
some joy in life following January 1&
for those who go to Alexandria Bay, up
The committeemen told Mr. Glynn of
an island in the St. Lawrence river,
just over the American line on the
Canadian side, which has been acquired
by some men particular about what
After northern New York has been
made forever dry, the men who have
rrot to have it can go to this sequestered
island just over the line, where the
j ?un may be viewed through the bottom
of a tumbler.
The distance to this favored isle is
the shortest ride from New York city
oi the railroad to any thirst-alleviating
resort. The state chairman was in?
formed that the enchanting spot wirl
he open for business early this Bpring.
Herbert S. Sisson, state excise com?
missioner, a caller at Republican state
committee headquarters yesterday, said
.he ruling by Commissioner Roper in
Washington with reference to the use
of alcohol in manufactures would per?
mit the use by cigarmakers of wine for
the flavoring of cigar wrappers.
"It is understood that these manu?
facturers will be permitted to continue
?he use of wine, under certain restric?
tions, after January 16," he said.
May Rest With League
Commission Named by Mahom?
etans, Including Those in U. S.
Possessions, Before Allies
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.?Having
abandoned hope that the United States
could be induced to accept a mandate
over Turkey, the Allied powers are
in correspondence with a view to find?
ing some solution of the problem of
expelling the Turks from Europe with?
out causing such a? uprising among
the Mahometan peoples as would en?
danger the control of the European
! ..a rions over them.
Information reaching Washington is
I -.Tat these efforts are in progress out
i ide of Paris, where the Supreme
| Council is sitting, though it is ex?
pected that the ratification of that body
j will be required to give effect to any
Reports from India, Egypt and other
countries where the Mahometans are
| numerous, of a general objection to
? the expulsion of the Turk from Eu?
rope, and insistence upon the reten
:.'.on of the head of their Church in
Constantinople under threats of boy?
cotts of Christian business and trade
and even actual warfare, have stim?
ulated endeavors of the Entente For
; eipn Offices to find some plan which
I will satify the Mahometans and at
; ,he same time free Constantinople from
; Turkish maladministration.
One such project which, it is learned,
has been brought into discussion as
promising to afford a basis for action,
contemplates the assumption of the
control of Constantinople by the
league of nations, the declaration of
the city as a free port and the actual
administration of the place by a com?
mission nominated by the Mahometan
populations of countries and colonies,
? such as India, Egypt, Tunis, Morocco
' ar.d possibly the Malays of the Phil
! ippine.4, if the United States can be
' induced to participate to that extent.
It is ?proposed to clothe tmis com?
mission with full powers to control
Constantinople politically and to ad?
minister the local government. But
, io satisfy the Mahometans the Sul?
tan and his suite would be permitted
: to reside there and to exercise from
j there all of the functions of the head
I of his Church. Hia position would
I therefore, in some measure, correspond
| to that of the Pope in Rome after he
' had been divested of his temporal
Court Upholds $250,000 Gift
To the International Y.M.t.A.
Through a decision of the Appellate
Division of the Brooklyn Supreme
Court yesterday the International Y.
M. C. A. Associations will receive an
additional $250,000 from the residuary
| estate of Julia Lorillard Butterneid,
! widow of General David Butterfield,
I former Treasurer of t-'e United States.
> The Brooklyn court upheld the de?
cree of the Putnam County Surrogate,
directing Albert F. Hagar, the execu?
tor, to pay the money, which he had
previously declined to do on account
o* diaputes with other executors.
Mrs. Butterfield died in 1903 at Cold
Spring, N. Y., leaving an estate con?
siderably in excess of $1,000,000.
Fears Revolt of "Wets"
' Pastor Foresees Uprising if Eng?
land Enacts Prohibition
SYRACUSE, Jan. 9.?Revolution 1?
likely to follow In the wake of pro?
hibition, according to the Rev. Dr. G.
Campbell Morgan, pastor of West
minister Chapel London, now visiting
London will be confronted with
trouble by the arialna of her East End
11 England ever enacts it, he declared.
"Whenever a irrest country banishes
t.i.mng drink it must prepara for a revo?
lution. When a man ?tops drinking he
begin* to think. All that happened In
P.ussfa." Commenting on prohibition in
the United states, Dr. Morgan said.
"It will b? wonderful when the coun?
try is entirely dry and adjusted to it.
but It will bo some tima before you cet
On Palmer to
160,000 Acres, Said To Be
Conceded to Southern Pa?
cific Too Easily, He Says
Product Needed for Navy
Attorney General's Opinion
That Appeal Would Be
Futile Declared an Error
| -Viic York Tn7>Mti?
I Washington. Bureau
WASHINGTON, Jan 9.?Gifford Pin?
chot, president of the National Conser?
vation Association, in a letter to A.
Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General,
made public to-day, protests against
i turning over to the Southern Pacific
railroad 160,000 acres of government oil
land, which are said to be valued at
The Attorney General on December 6
announced that he would not take an
j appeal from the decision of a lower
j Mr. Pinchot challenges the Attorney
General's stand that the government
could not win on an appeal, and calls
upon him, if he would not be "dere?
lict" in his duty, to reverse his deci?
sion and appeal the case to the Su?
preme Court within the two months'
time limit still remaining.
Tent of Pinchot Protest
Mr. Pinchot's letter follows, in part:
"As president of the National Con?
servation Association, I enter a formal
protest against your abandonment of
160,000 acres of oil lands in California
to the Southern Pacific Railroad Com
j pany without carrying the case to the
; Supreme Court of the United States. ?
"The lands in question have been
i estimated to be worth $500,000,000. The
value of your action to the Southern
Pacific in this, when it became known
on the morning of December 6 last,
was deflected by a jump of 14 points
in Southern Pacific stock in one of the
most violent flurries seen in the stock
market for years. "The New York
Sun" estimated that the total gain due
to your action would more than double
the market value of the entire stock
of the road.
"The grant to the Southern Pacific
specifically excluded lands containing
oil. When it became known that the
Southern Pacific had obtained this val?
uable oil land in spite of the law. and
especially when its claim was seen to
endanger the navy's petroleum reserves
in California, your predecessor, Attor?
ney General Gregory, with the earnest
support and assistance of Secretary
Daniels, came vigorously to the defense
of the public interest.
Decision Won by Gregory
"Mr. Gregory was bitterly opposed
by great oil interests, such as those
for which you yourself have been em?
ployed as an active attorney before the
government departments. But in spite
of opposition Mr. Gregory stuck to
his guns and appealed an adverse de?
cision to the Supreme Court and won.
"This decision against the Southern
Pacific (the so-called Elk Hills case)
/n November 17, 1919, was a clear-cut
victory for the government. It was
widely accepted, even by Southern Pa?
cific attorneys, as presaging another
victory for the government as to the
lands which you have since abandoned
to the railroad.
"I am informed that this momentous
action on your part was taken without
consulting Secretary Daniels, who had
] said of the naval petroleum reserves,
j which your action would seriously im
j pair or destroy, that some day they
j 'might turn the tide of war,' and even
without notifying him of your inten?
tion. You have given as your defense
for abandoning these enormously val?
uable oil lands your belief that you
could not win the appeal and that you
were not justified, therefore, in con?
suming the time of officials of your
j department or of the court in the
i preparation and trial of the case.
Argues for Final Appeal
"I have neither the desire nor the
I qualifications to argue with the Attor
j ney General of the United States tho
ilegal subtleties of this or any other
lease. But of one thing I am convinced:
that nothing less than the decision of
the Supreme Court should be allowed
to give the Southern Pacific Railroad
public property which it was tho clear
intention of the law should never come
into its possession.
"Your judgment can be no more fhan
the judgment of one man, however
learned in the law. It may be right
or wrong. You may or may not be
sound in your opinion that on appeal
you would lose the case. But you are
undoubtedly derelict in your duty if
you fail to use every effort to save the
colossal values which are here at stake.
It is no disgrace to be beaten in a
good cause, but what shall be said of
the public servant who, in a public
issue so great as this, refuses to fight
"The reasons why yon should fight
this case through are briefly as fol?
"The land turned over to the rail?
road is admittedly oil land?yet the
grant to the Southern Pacific clearly
and specifically excepted and withheld
oil land from the kinds of public land
the railroad could take. It is of im?
"About 18,000 acres are within the
petroleum reserves set aside for the
protection of our navy against the
possible exhaustion of commercial oil
1 and are absolutely essential to its fu
, ture security.
"The larger part of the lands you
have abandoned lies outside the jjavy's
reserves. If it were saved it would not
only bring large revenues to the gov?
ernment, but would be a powerful
means of limiting and controlling
monopoly in oil, and to that extent
would help to hold down the high cost
of living. '
"The decision in the case which I
am urging you to appeal was made in
Tiffany & Co,
Fifth Avenue &37^STR?Ef
Pearls Diamonds Jewelry
Silverware and Stationery
j view of and was undoubtedly influ
! enced by the .decision of the lower
| court in the Elk Hills case, which the
| Supreme Court has since unanimously
"The date of patent of, and other
facts as to, a part st least of the lands
in dispute, appears to be closely similar
to those of the-lands in the Elk Hills
case, and this fact alone is abundantly
j sufficient to justify an appeal.
"finally, the case is of such vast
, importance that none, least of all the
Supreme Court, could accuse you of
prosecuting vexatious Ii'.ipation, while
all men of good will would applaud
action on your part leaving tro stone
unturned in a matter which so deeply
concerns the welfare of all the people
of the United States.
"There are still nearly two months
; in which you can take an appeal.
Once again I urge you, who are the
attorney of the American people,
charged with the protection of their
interests, to reverse your decision to
abandon these lands and to carry this
issue to the Supreme Court with all
the energy and skill at your command.
"Whether you win or lose, you will
then have dope your duty. Most of
your fellow countrymen will, I think,
be inclined to agree with me that your
duty is obvious and inescapable. Case
after case within my experience has
i been won for the people, against the
I lukewarmness or even opposition of
tgovernment attorneys, on what seemed
I in advance a more slender hope than
| Grand Jury Postpones
Rothstein Case Inquiry
j Swann Is Told Witnesses Will
Not Be Questioned as to Al?
leged Graft Till Later
District Attorney Swann last nigh
said that he had recalled subpoenas h<
had issued for Police Commissioner
Enright, Inspector Dominick Henry an<
Arnold Rothstein, a well known gam
bier, to appear before the extraordin?r;
grand jury Monday.
The men were to be examined ii
connection with information in a let
ter written by a high city official b
the effect that $32,000 had change
hands to bring the dismissal of th
indictment against Rothstein, who wa
charged with shooting two detectives
The money, according to this lettei
was split between an Assistant Dis
trict Attorney, a well known news
paperman and a former city magis
Former Governor Whitman, who als
was to have testified Monday, on th
official record of Assistant District At
torney James E. Smith, gambling an
vice crusader, will not appear at tha
"Mr. Aim ?rail asked me to notif
! those persons that the jury would nc
j need them Monday," Mr. Swann sai<
I "I have done so, but I regret it, be
'cause the public mind should not b
! kept in suspense about such a thing.
No official explanation of the po.si
ponement of the inquiry into the Rotl
stein affair was given. It. is believe
that the jury will take up this matte
later, one report being that the pan?
would go before Justice Weeks Mor
day and ask his advice as to the be?
method in which the jury may procec
with its inquiries into the District A;
torney's office, the Hylan administri
tion and the "overshadowing crime."
Woman Leaves $50,000
To Pension Musicians
Church of the Holy Communion
Bequeathed Similar Sum for
Choir by Miss Callender
The will of Miss Mary Rhineiander
Callender, a directo* of the .Symphony
Society of New Yorlc, was filed in the
Surrogates' Court yesterday. Miss Cal?
lender, who died December 6. at 604
Park Avenue, left $50,000 to the Sym?
phony Society for the pension and sicK
?fund, which is maintained for the mu?
sicians of the organization. She also
left $50,000 to the Church of the Holy
I Communion for the use of its choir and
Other public bequests made by Miss
Callender included: St. John's Home for
Aged Women, $5,000; Home for Aged
Men and Aged Couples, $5,000; Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil?
dren, $5,000, and two $3,000 bequests to
Grace Church for memorials. To Emma
D. Roberta, a pupil, tne testatrix left
an annuity of $2,000, to be paid until
the beneficiary is forty years old. Mrs.
Frederick Lothrop Ames, of North
Easton, Mass., receives $50,000. Real
estate valued at $81,74.0 is divided
among six cousins, and the residuary
estate is left to Miss Caroline de For
est, with whom Miss Callender lived.
Bequests were also made to friends
and servants, the specific , legacies
amounting to $250,000.
Fire Damage to Liner
St. Louis Over $500,000
Interior Fittings Completely
Destroyed by Blaze at Ho
A casual survey of the American
| liner St. Louis, which was burnec:
Thursday afternoon in the shipyards of
W. & A. Fletcher in Hoboken, indicatec
that the damage would probably be
much more than S500.000. Although
! the flames were extinguished about twe
hours after the fire started, the inflam.
mabie part of the liner's interior fit?
tings smoldered throughout the night
It was said yesterday' that nearly
everything that could burn had beer,
A representative of the shipyard sale
it would be impossible to make a cor?
rect survey until the enormous quanity
of water poun d by, the fire tugs inte
the hoid had been pumped out. Sev?
eral wrecking tugs were sent along?
side yesterday and pumped part of the
The St. Louis has a heavy list, bu*
it is said there, is no danger of hei
going over on her beam ends.
Children Get Dental Aid
Sixteen student oral hygienists from
! Columbia University will join on Mon
! day the dental staff employed by the
! Association for Improving the Condi?
tion of. the Poor to care for the teeth
j of the children in Public Schools 106
and 130, in Baxter and Lafayette
j streets. This work is b<ling done in
! connection with the association's pro
| gram of community health and child
The dental staff will be engaged with
I the children of the two schools for six
j weeks. The student hygienists, ex?
perts in prophylactic work, will report
I every morning to clean teeth and pre
! pare the mouths of the children for th*
? dentists, who will work among them
Touring - - $985
Roadster- - $985
Sedan - - $1535
Coupe - - $1535
F. O. B. Factory
Wire wheels and
spare tires extra
Quality Goes GearThrougk
This pronounced ability of
the Dort to stand up in per?
formance is of important
interest to you for it means
that at the end of the year
your expenses for overhauling
and adjustments will be ap?
preciably below the average.
New York Branch t
Broadway at 58th Street
'dopvt motor, car, company.
$9,000,000 Hotel Is
Planned on Site of
Completion of Fifth Avenue
Realty Deal Waits Upon
Final Derision of Widow
and Legal Adjustments
Should Mrs. Cornelius Vander?
bilt decide to accept the offer
I made for her home on Fifth Ave?
nue, from Fifty - seventh to Fifty -
j eighth Street, a great modern hotel
will be erected on the site. But Mrs.
j Vanderbilt has not yet acceptedh the
i It has been known for several
? months that negotiations were being
| held regarding the sale of the prop
j erty and that a dea? was near com?
pletion. Actual consummation is per
: haps awaiting confirmation of the sal?
; by the courts, for in his will Cornelius
! Vanderbilt left the property to hii
' widow during her lifetime, with a pro
j vision that it should go to Alfre?
] Vanderbilt at her death. Alfred Van
derbilt lost his life when the Titani
sank. Ary sale of the property no\
would have to have court approval be
cause of the children under legal ag
Interested in the proceeds of the sal?
j Option Expires Tuesday
If a sale of the property is to b
I made it probably will be closed dui
i in g the next few days, for the buye
has an option to purchase up to Tues?
day. As yet no contract of sale has
been signed, but when one is it will
call for payment of about $6,000,000.
Stories heard concerning the deal
mention the name of Louis Horowitz
as the buyer. Mr. Horowitz is presi?
dent of the Thompson-Starrett Com?
pany, which has built many of New
York's finest hotels, including the Mc
Alpin and the Claridge. But the report
is that the company will not build this
structure, but will turn the property
over to George Backer, builder of the
Hotel Chatham on Vanderbilt Avenue,
and the man who has planned the
thirty-story skyscraper which will be
put on the southwest corner of Fifth
Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street, just
south of the Vanderbilt home.
Of course, all this is merely gossip
from real estate circles, but the story
goes on that Mr. Backer will erect a
twenty-one-story building to cost in the
neighborhood of $9.000,000 and to be
one of the finest hotels in the world.
One reason why some real estate men
are uncertain of the outcome of the
deal is because once before Mrs. Van?
derbilt changed her mind regarding
selling her property when it was called
to her attention that under the present
Federal income tax she would have to
pay a large part of the purchase price
over to the government.
This same condition, it is said, halted
a deal '"or the residence of General
Cornelius Vanderbilt at Fifth Avenue
and Firty-first Street.
Should Mrs. Vanderbilt sell. Mrs. Col
lis P. Huntington will be left in soli?
tary residence at the four corners of
Fifth Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street.
where formerly stood the homes of four
of New York's best known families.
The marble front home of Mrs. Hermann
Oelrichs. at the northeast ^corner, now
is occupied by the New York Trust
Company; where the Whitnry house
stood, at the southwest corner, a com?
mercial building now is found, and
trade generally has swept through
Marshall Field Co. Not Interested.
CHICAGO. Jan. 9.?Officers of Mar
shall Field & Co. to-day denied ru
mors current in New York that they
were interested in the purchase of the
Cornelius Vanderbilt home on Fifth
avenue and would erect a department
Lawyers Seek Bergdoll Case
Attorneys Who Served in A. E.
F. Ready to Defend Dodger
Lawyers who served in the United
States Army in France are soliciting the
defense of Grover Cleveland Bergdoli,
the Philadelphia millionaire draf*
dodger, according to Captain Robert F.
Hannay jr.. assistant trial jadge ad?
vocate of the court martial that will
try Bergdoll. These lawyers, he said,
are also in some cases me-nbers of
the American Legion. Bergdoll prob?
ably will go to trial in the next two
Captain Hannay characterixed th?
efforts of the lawyers as unethical, and
said he was surprised that American
Legion men and representatives of the
bar should ' seek to defend a draft
dodger. He said the*matter should ba
| brought to the attention of the New
. York Bar Association.
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