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BROOKLY
To-Nlghl's Weather FAIR AND COLD.
To-Morrov Weather FAIRj RISING TEMPERATURE
EDITION
EDITION
"Circulation Books Open to All."
"Circulation Books Open to All."
VOL. LXIII. NO. 22,242 DAILY.
Cepjricht (New Terk Worlil) I'ltM
I'ublWilnj Cimipnnj, 111'.-?.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922.
I'nttrril m yrrmd-'U Mntttr
l't Oftlcr. Nrir Vort, .V. .
PRIO, THREE CENTS
ro
LA MONTAGNE
INDICT LA MONTAGNE FIRM
AND OMRS IN SALE OF RUM
AT RACQUET AND TENNIS CLUB
13 Named by Grand Jury in
Bootlegging Scandal After
Investigation.
ACCUSE EMPLOYEES.
Enormous Quantities of
Liquor Issued on Forged'
Permits, Is Charge.
Tho Investigation of the United
Stales District Attorney Into reports
of a bootlegging scandal in tho Rac
quet and Tennis Club nt Park Avc-Htje-
and 3Uh Street ended to-day
when the, Grand Jury presented Indict
ments to Judge Knox against Mon
taguo La, Montagno and Uis brothers,
Reno M., William A. and Morgan 15.
all members of the club and a
number of their own employees In
' E. La Montagnc's Hons, Inc., and
ether corporations, club servants,
bootlcjr salesmen,-'" truckmen, garage
keepers and professional permit for
gers. Thirteen persons were Indicted
10 mi.
Thero were two Indictments. The
first charged conspiracy to violate the
Volstead act and to defraud tho Gov
ernment In taxes. It charged that the
members of tho firm of E. La Mon
tagno's Sons and their employes con
spired' with tho Green Illvcr Distilling
Company, tho Hmlnence Distilling
Company, Inc., which, with their own
corporation, was owned by a holding
corporation, Copperljleld, Co., Inc., all
Of tho stock of which whs owned by
the brothers.
The second indictment charges that
tho Lu Montugne brothers sold 16,000
gallons of rye whiskey. 316 cases of
Scotch whiskey, 500 Cases of gin and
8,224 gallons of assorted wines and
liquors, much of it dlreclls to mem
bers of tho llacquct and Tennis Club.
The others Indicted were Samuel A.
Story, Vico President and General
Manager of tho Lc Montague corpora-
(Conllnued on Second Pago.)
MRS. LOFT RESIGNS
AS SPECIAL DEPUTY
POLICE COMMISSIONER
Sivei Jin Draaon for Action Wom
en's Department Grew I'nilrr
Her SnpcnlMon.
After twenty months of arduous
work In charge of tho women's divi
sion of tho Police Department, Mrs.
George W. Loft to-day resigned as
special Deputy Police Commissioner,
to take effect Doc. 31, Mrs. Loft
would give no reason for her action.
Mrs Loft was appointed last May
when the women's division of tho Po
lice Department consisted of merely
ah office and a hostess's room. Since
Mrs, Loft took charge It has grown
itintll It occupies the whole, building
which formerly was the West S7th
'Street Police Station, and hns, In ad-
dltlon. a large hospital room.
0 Christmas Evo, at the women's
precinct Mrs. Loft gave a party to
100 children and gave away G00 pairs
of shoes and stockings. Following the
party a tea was given tho women who
assisted the Deputy Commlfsloner In
the distribution of presents and In en
tertaining the children.
Durfhg tho last few weeks Mrs.
Loft has conducted a movement to
rid the danco halls of objectionable
dancing.
Police CommlHsioner Knrlght said
this afternoon thut Mrs. Loft had not
resigned to him. "Sho must havo
handed her resignation to the Mayor,"
he addedt
its Mrn'n Wtntrr OtrrroaU HulK 313.73.
file HUH CUOT1IINU COnNBIt. Ilroadwav.
COr. uartjmy 01 "vi'i uunvurui mug i mil
Mil to-day and Saturday our Mfn's and
lien'. lllnfr nwrwill, Jt, Cult. In ,
action's newest ehadea of hiut, brcmna, her
rtnibonet and heather mixtures, tingle nnd
OOOU1 prraBieu itiwn, an iure nniu ciitt-
wkere at Co. Our Special Prlrea for to-ilajr
and Saturday, S1-.75 and 913.50. Open 8at-
. .It, in ,,, r,. twivia
Vlvy Tiibll' lid niu iJ I ill r.ita
VI CUy ii'itt' ' ' i ntri
WrondvMir corner Uarrlny Btrett. Adrt.
REPARATIONS PUN
T
U. S. IN COMMISSION
Harding to Ask Congress to
Authorize Naming of Mem
ber for This Country.
By David Lawrence.
gplal Cirrenonirnt cf The Evening VTorld.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 20 (popy.
right). Settlement of the entlro repa
rations problem In Europe, even
though the powers themselves agree
on a solution, may bo technically
blocked unless the United States Sen
ate grants tho request made, first by
President Wilson and now by Presi
dent Hardin?, that consent be given
to American membership on tho Rep
arations Commission created by tho
Versailles Treaty. '
When the United States Senate
ratified the soparalo treaty ot peace
with Germany a res-ervatlon was
adopted requiring the consent of both
Houses of Congress before any Amer-
lean could be authored to sit on tho
Reparations Commission and act under
tho.o clauses of tho Versailles Treaty
which were nceeptcd oa a part of
America's pact with Germany.
Careful examination of theso sec
tions of tho treaty shows that unani
mous decision Is required from the
Allied and Associated Powers before
any changes can bo made in tho man
ner of payment by Germany. Whilo
It Is true that a eonferenco of Prem
iers or an unofficial bankers' com
mission may make recommendations.
which all the Allied and Associated
Governments might approve, tlicso
steps cannot legally bo put Into oper
ation except by unanimous consent of
tho Interested powers, and (ho United
Htatcs Is ono of them. Abstention
from voting Is regarded as a ncga
tlvo vote. Hero lu tho text of that
portion of America's beparato treaty
with Germany? which Is Identical with
tho Versailles treaty, on tho eubjoct
of voting In the reparations commis
sion:
'As tc voting, tho Commission will
observe the following rules: When n
decision of tho Commission Is taken,
tho votes of tul the delegates entitled
to voto or In tho alwenco of nny of
them, of their assistant delcgutes,
shall bo reported. Abstention from
voting 1? to bo treated as a vote
against tho proiosal under discussion.
"On tho following questions, unan
imity Is necessary: (a) Questions In
volving tho sovereignty of any of the
Alltod and Associated Powers, or tho
cancellation of tho wholo or any part
of the debt or obligations of Ger
many; (b) questions of determining
th- amount and conditions of bonds
or other obligations to bo Issued by
tho German Government and of fix
Ing the tlmo und mannor for selling,
negotiating, or distributing such
bonds; (c) any postponement, total
or partial, jcyond tho end of 1930, of
tho payment of Instalments falling
duo between May 1, 1921, and tho end
of 1926 Inclusive; (d) any postpone
ment, total or partial, of any Instal
ment falling duo after 1926, for a
period exceeding three years; (c)
(Continued on Fourteenth Pago.)
First in Results
THE Chamber of Commerce oi
Colorado Spring! placed a amall
..,ll..n.nl Ir, Tt,. Wo.U
aimed to lecure requests (or booklets
descriptive of the region. The adver
tisement produced sixty replies,
against twenty-lour the previous year
and fifty-eight in 1920. Commenting
on this, the Colorado Spring "Ca
lette" prints under u display heodt
"This is a greater number
than has ever been received as
the direct result of one ud."
BLOCKED
WITHOU
FIRM INDICTED
MULLAN-GAGE LAW
REPEAL IS URGED
Kings County Body Declares
No Good Has Come oi
Enforcement.
OPPOSE AMENDMENT.
Presentments to Judge Man
cuse Flays State Enforce
ment as Faulty.
Two Grand Juries, one fn TJrooklyn
and ono In Manhattan, to-day filed
presentments with tho judges befoyo
whom they were sitting, in which they
urged the repeal of tho State Prohi
bition Uw, ehar;cterizlng It as a nui
sance and an unnecessary expense to
the public. IJoth had Investigated
complaints of violations of the law
and reported that In almost every
Instance those charged with the viola
tions were employees and not the men
whose duties they were performing.
A declaration that In their opinion
New Yoik State is not responsible (or
the enforcement of the Klghtocnth
AmendmcjU.JiCQntaUicil In a pre
sentment handed up by the. December
Grand Jury to County Judge J. O,
MncMahon in Ilrooklyn to-day. It Is,
signed by F. W. Abbott, foreman, and
John H. Thode, -ftecrcUry.
"Tho large number of unjust com
plaints brought to ihls Grand Jury,
charging violations of thr so-called
Mullan-Gago law, havo Impelled us,
an a Grand Jury of KlngH County
and thus as reprcucntiitlvo of tho av
erage citizenship, to make a brief and
frank comment upon this subject.
"We know of no obligation resting
on the State to enforce any Federal
law. Wo know of no obligation rest
ing on the State to enforce tho Eigh
teenth Amendment of the United
States Constitution. And yet tho State
whs asked to enforce tho Prohibition
amendment by tho passage of sumptu
ary laws, nnd In rcspotvie passed tho
Mullan-Gago law.
"There seems to bo a decided
opinion as to the legality in t.ic pto
vislon of the Mullan-Gago law with
reference to search and seizure with
out warrant. Whntcvcr may be our
Individual ideas upon the subject of
temperance and Prohibition, we be
lieve there can bo no doubt but that
thin law tends to debauch and corrupt
tht police force.
"It Inteiferca with tho liberty and
private Ilfo of moral, law-abiding
citizens. It even goes sg far as to
brand good men felons, because In
their own consclenco they deslro to
indulge in personal habits In which
they Ilnd no harm.
"It has not checked the misuse of
(Continued on Second Pace.)
BY GRAND JURIES
Fire Chief a Hero, but Engine
Bursts and
Weber Planned to Fight Blaze Unaided When Club Be
came Ignited, But Pesky Apparatus Defeated
His Plans.
The Mountalnvlcw, N. J., Community Club houf.e, with its firo house,
was destroyed by lire early to-day.
$70,000. It was outflttod with door
trophies and about $10,000 worth of
Tho fire, whoso origin is unknown,
started In tho care-taker's lodgo ad
joining tho club house at about mid
night. The caic-taker, former tire
Chief Lewis Welwr of Paterson, had
to jump tor his Hie, nnd ran clad
only in his night Hhitt to the elub'b
own private llro hoube;-4n which it
had installed a new lire' pumping
engine.
Wcbor tiled to get tho engine, out.
but the chemical tank blew up de.
troying tho englno nnd setting the
house on lire. The flames spread to
the cluli-hotitie
Tho Lurkawannj tmnl?ht train,
bound tor lliilxiken, made 1th regular
atop at Mountalnvlcw at thin time, and
the conductor, after communication
with the. despatchcr at Hoboken, of-
W. J. LEWIP, BREWER,
COMMIT
SUICIDE
THIRD
FAMILY
Shoots Himself Twice Through
Heart in OfYice,at
Plant.
HAD BEEN DESPONDENT.
$7,000,000 Brewery, Covering
14 Acres, Sacrificed for
."3585,000 at Auction.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 29. William J.
Lemp, fifty-four years old, President
of tho William J. Lemp Brewery
Company, committed sulcldo to-day
by shooting himself twice through
the heart In the office of the brewery
In tho southern section of the city.
It was the third sulcldo In tho family
of the famous brewers, hla father and
a sister having taken their own lives.
Tho William J. Lemp Drewlnft
Company, Just before' the advent of
Prohibition, was considered ono of the
largest brewing companies in the
wot Id. It covered a fourteen-aere tri
angular tract In tho southern part of
tho city and was valued 'it J7.n0rt.onn.
It was sold at auction last June to tli'o
dlrTcrentntercfitg for u, total of ?&SG,
000. Lemp had bc?n tiwncast since,
It was said, as ho had hoped to get a
much larger price for the property.
Lemp appeared at his office, at 9
A. M. to-day no usual. It was utatcd,
and shortly thereafter Henry Vohl
kamp. Vice President, arrived and
greeted Lemp: "Well, how do you feel
to-day?"
"Oh, I'm feeling worse," Vohlkamp
said Lemp replied.
Following the salo of the majority
of the brewery buildings last June,
Lemp stated he expected to get 21 or
30 cents on tho dollar instead of only
eight, adding "they told us when pro
hibition camo that be could make
something out of our plants. Hut look
What camo. We obeyed the law, too."
The buildings value nt $7,000,000,
brought only ?385,000.
Lemp was married In 1809 to Miss
Lillian Hnndlan. Mrs. Lemp, because
of her fondness fo. a particular color
Ing In her apparel, became known an
"The lavender Lady." In 1909 Mrs.
Lemp obtained a divorce after ii hot
ly contested case, which received wide
publicity.
In May, 191B, Lemp was married
to Jlra. u,!llo Koeliler L,lmberg, a
widow, tjhc was prostrated when In
formed of hla death Besides his
widow and a son by his first wlfu,
Lemp Is survived by three brothers,
Edwin, Charles und Louis, and two
sisters, Mrs. Alexander Konta of New
York and Mrs. Gus Pabst of Milwau
kee. Starts a New Fire
The club house was valued at about
and mooso heads nnd other sporting
war trophies not Insured.
-
fered the services of his train crew to
help to fight the fire. Two fire engines
camo from Little Pulls. Practically tho
entire populatoin gathered to watch
the flames, which lusted for nbout an
hour and a half, until the club house
was entirely burned to the ground. No
ono was In It and no one was Injured.
Edward W. Setars, Newark hutjl-
ness man, living at Mountalnvlcw,
la President of the '-''ib It vi u
derstood that steps nuro ,taUen to
day foi the Immediate rcbulldlrg of
the rlub house.
1 1ll Wllltl.lt TlttVUI. ill ItlJAU
Arruilr. luiltMt (World! llulldlnt VS-61
ft now. N V City Tlcifiune llikmi
M Cl;h ronro for ck' nd pn.uelt
tu af r.a mint. nor ora.it nnj
UfcvellM' rhci for Aflvi.
AFTER
Hyian Administration Already
Committed to $237,000,000
New Projects Besides Bridge
-
Evening World Published Figures -Two Weeks Ago,
Indicating Enormous Total in
Cily Contracts.
A fortnight ago Tho Evening World published figures indicating that
a total of about $237,000,000 of city contracts were cither already au
thorized or represented projects to which Mayor Hjlan'u Admlnltsratlon
was commuted or projects .vhtch It contemplated.
This figure did not reprCFCnt such cxpendltutcs as tho now brldga
proposed by Commissioner Whnlcn, or vast street widening and extension
nrojects now in their Inception, or new transit contracts in caso tho
Ti-a.-itt Commission Is abolished and predominant pocr vested In Mayor
Hylan's Hoard or' Estl.natc. ' Tho totals ot thcao will bo hundreds of
millions of dollars more.
Some projects recently authorized by Mayor Hylan's Administration
follow:
Brooklyn-Statcn Island Tuum $60,000,000
Music Centra (land t.lonc) 20,000,000
War Memorial, Central Park (already voted) C00.000
New York County Court House , lu, 000,000
Water Supply Expenditure 17,000,000
Dionx Terminal Market 7,000,000
Sewers, grading and paving contracts 19,000,000
Various dtpartmcntol projects totalling 20,000,000
In many cases the ultimate expenditures! will probably Inr exceed
the' figures hero given.
Sonlu projects contemplated ate: '
N'e.w transit line? , .- $000,000,000
Htreet widening and extensions, probably 50,000,000
Now East Hlver Ilrldgo 11,320,000
in these cases also the original estimates will probably bo much c..
i ' cded by tho final espen Iturcs.
JERSEY JUSTICE
Mrs. Brigliam's Slayer In
dicted and Trial Is Set for
Next Thursday.
The speed with which "njrsry
justice" worked in tho Hrlfham
murder case is Indicated by the fol
lowing table of events:
Crime committed, 3 P. M., Dec.
27.
Hod y found, 9 P. M.
Autopsy, midnight.
Ilattles arrested, 1 A. M Dec. 28.
Dattles confessed, 4 P. M.
Cose presented to Grand Juty,
S P. M.
Indlctmrnt returned, 5.11 P. M.
Formal pica of prisoner, 11.23,
Dec. 29.
Solicitude for tho safety of tho
youth who proved to bo her slayer led
to the murder of Mrs. Eleanor Louise
Hrlgham In tho cellar of her home at
No. 206 Puller Terrace, Orange, N. J.,
It was learned to-day lrom tho confes
slon of William E. Battlos, nlnetcen-year-old
negro, who, within a few
days, will be on his way to the death
chair.
Hattles had gone to tho Ilrlgham
homo to wash Jie windows. Because,
the weather was mild on Wednesday
the Are In tho furnaco uas allowed to
get low. In the afternoon Mis. Bing
ham asked Buttles to go to the cellar
and put some coal in tllo tutnaco, as
she was afraid her three little chil
dren upstairs would get chilled.
In going down tho stairs, Battles
laid In his confession, ho stumbled
and clattered heavily down threo ot
four steps to the cellar lloor. Alarmed
nt tho bound, Mrs, Brtgham colled
from tho top of tho stairs to know
If ho was hurt. He did not reply and
sht hurried down Into tho gloom, as
she thought un an errand of mercy.
When sho came within teach he
seized her by tho throat. Ho said he
stranclod her part li with his hnndH
and partly with a Jumping ropo tlnit
she had given one of her llttlo girls
Christmas, which was hanging In the
Cellar.
Battles was arraigned to-day !
fore Police JtuU'o Ovldlo C. Bl.inchl
of Orange, N. J., and the Indletment
charging him with tho murder of Mm.
Brlgham rend to bun. He reriintncd
Moiled and apparently Indifferent, but
(Continued on Hlxth Tare.)
RUSHED
AGAINST
NERO
ANGLER
RAID ON
WILLIAM 0. JONES,
BANKERS DEAO;
STRICKEN AT DESK
Fear to Inform His Wife,
Who Is Critically
III.
William O. Jones, Vice President of
tho NotlonnI Park Bank, No. 214
Broadway, died In his office shortly
before noon to-day. Mr. Jones, who
had been connected with tho Institu
tion for twenty years, had complained
of feeling 111 for several days. Whilo
at his desk to-day he was seen to slip
forward. Employees of the Uink ran
to him and a physician wih called.
When ho arrived he pronounced Mr.
Jones dead.
George P. Ijiwler, a special (if Aroi
nt tho bank, called up tho Medical
Examiner's office and reported tho
death. Mr. Jones's address In tho di
rectory in No. 318 East IStli Street,
Brooklyn.
Mrs. Jones, it was said nt tho liank,
Is seriously III and tho hope was that
tho Information of his death might be
withheld from her until she could
be prepared for the shock, tho effect
of which It was Kared, might result
In her death.
Mr. Jones was a brother-in-law of
former Borough President Pounds of
Brooklyn, lit: was a Director of tho
American Law Book Company, tho
East Itlver Nathmal Hank and tho
Platbush Branch t the Irving Tiunt
Company. It was stated he had been
suffering from unglnn pe toils.
She Lands on Jaw of Baritone
In Jealous Row Over Chaliapin
Norwegian Soprano and Italian, Opera Stars, Battle
in Chicago Over Russian's Photo.
CHICAGO, Dec. 29. Chicago opera circles gossiped to-day of the per
sonal encounter between Grace Hoist, hefty Norwegian soprano, and Ccsnro
Formlchl, leading Italian hnrltono, with Foodor Challaplti as the cause.
Miss Hoist sang ns Helen of Troy
with Chnlliipln, tho giant Itusslan
buss, In "Meflstofelo." He admired
her hinging ttnd uutographeil one of
his picture for her. rending. "In ro
meinbruneo of it devil. Chaliapin."
Formlchl, ho had ben uttentlvo
to Mlis Hoist, forbade her to uccept
RACQUET CLUB
S42.000.000BRIDGET0SPAN
EAST RIVER AT
SENT TO ESTIMATE BOARD
CRAG
DEMANDS
CITY COLLEGE HEAD
T
Comptroller Wilt Deduct It
From $12,500 Salary of
President Mezes.
Comptroller Cnilg has cnled upon
President Kidney E. Mezen of tho Col
lege of the City of New York to re
imburse the city J9.000 for ,lho rent
of the houio tho President oecuplc
at No. 280 C'onvent Avenue, llo has
also Instructed the Chief Auditor to
tec that us long as he occupies the
house, which belongs to tho city, rent
of ,000 ls figured as part of his sal
ary. Dr. Mezes. ,lnco June, 1921 has
been drawing 112,600 a your
The Cjlty Charter, tho Comptroller
points out, fixes the compensation of
tho President Of City College nt a
minimum of $10,000 nnd a maximum
of $12,500. Since Juno 1 of Inst year
the compensation of tho President
lino been tho maximum. In addition,
ho has been living rent freo In tho
houso which wns purchased by the
City In 1D07 nt H cost of $39,000 'Tor
tho use of the Collcgo or tho City of
New York as an nddltlon theroto."
Tho Compti oiler describes the
house, which Is a four-Btory nnd base,
ment dwelling, ns a mansion, and says
ho Is advlped that $6,000 a year Is
fair rental. Tho Comptroller also has
held up bills for repairs, ono for the
roof of $1)0 nnd unothcr for Interior
rejialrs of $91.
Tho contention of' tho Comptroller
Is that, having received salary of
$12,500 a year since, the President of
City Collcgo cannot occupy tho house
rent free, ns that would bo In excess
of tho amount allowed by the Charter.
In n description of the residence, the
Comptroller calls nttcntldii to two wine
cellars. Tho contents, If nny, are not
enumerated. Howovcr, the coal bins
contain twenty tons of coaj, ho points
out. Tho houso contains u lurje
billiard room trimmed with quartered
oak, a large parlor trimmed with
white mahogany, a foyer and dining
room trimmed with quartored oak, u
smoking room fitted with red mahog
any panelling. A floor nbovo the par
lor Is flnlidicd In white and blrd.ieye
mnpln. The third floor contains five
rooms, threo of which are for ser
vants. Comptroller Cralgs' action Is raid to
bo a oountor-attack In a legal battle
begun by tho collcgo to compel him
and other members of the Board of
Estimate to appropriate money for ue
of tho college which was denied when
tho 1&23 budget was prepared. Applica
tion for a mandamus hns been made
by tho collogo authorities.
tho picture. Hot words followed In
f rcneh. us neither can speak the
other'N language. Tho battle ended
when MIh Hoist chipped tho jlant
Italian und sent lilni reeling. Frlrmlx
finally brought ponce, but Mlvi Hoist
ttlll h the plctur.'
PAY 9,000 REN
9TH ST.;
1
Will Be Longest Suspension
Structure in the World,
Whalen Says Mammoth
Roadway Included.
Great Plaza Is Planned at
Astor Place Brooklyn
Approach at North Third
and North Fifth Streets.
Commissioner Whalen of the De
partment of Plant and Structures to
day submlltVl to the Board of Esti
mate his plan for a new bridge,
across the East River it. a cost ot
$41,3:0,000,
Commlssl;nor Whntc a plan will bo
considered at next Wednesday' meet
ing of the Committee of the Whole of
tho Board ot Est 1 ma to and may tllcn
le placed on the alendar for Filday's
regular meeting.
Tho location "of" the "bridge on the
Manhattan side will be at ' Ninth
Street and u plaza at Astor Place be
tween Eighth and Ninth Streets.
On tho Brooklyn slda the approach
la to be at East River between North
Third and North Fifth 8treots. with a
plaza ut Metropolitan Avenue and
Havcmeycr Street.
There Is also to be an approach
from tho bridge to Greenpol' with a
plaza at McCarrcn Park and Manhat
tan Avenue.
In his communication to Slayor
Hyian and the! board. Commissioner
Whalen advises that the engineers ot
his department be directed to raak-
studies looking toward tlie,rebul!d!n;;
of tlio Brooklyn Bridge and tbo
drawing of preliminary plans for the
aforesaid new bridge.
The latto wlh primarily . llow the
design of tho Manhattan Bridge, being
a three-span structuru and the largest
spun suspension bridge In the world.
The combined roadway width l bo
113 feet, moro than twice the ldth
of that of tho Manhattan Bridge.
The main span will be 1,$00 tvet In
length. Brooklyn Bridge has a &pJO
of 1,695, Manhattan Bridge. 1,170, and
Williamsburg Bridge. l.tSOO teet.
Tho new brldgo Is to havo four ve
hicular roadways an upper central
roadway for motor trucks and all
horse-drawn vehicles, east bound;
lower central roadway, west bound;
one upper side roadway for light
autos, east bound; one upper side
roadway for light auto.i, west bound.
There will bo two foot walkj, space for
two rapid transit tracks, space for
trackless trolley curs or autobuses.
In connection with the bridge there
will be n new boulevard 206 feet wide
from Flrht Avenue to Fourth Avenue
between Ktghth and Ninth Streets,
Manhattan. Thero Is to bo a new di
agonal street In Brooklyn from Brook
lyn Plaza to Bujhwlck Avenue at Its
Intersection with Schohes Street. This
Is to be 120 feet In width. Other
changes consist of the extension ot
Meeker Avenuo from present terminal
J Manhattun Avenue to the Bridge
Plaza nt Metropolitan and Union Ave
nues. SO teet in width. Likewise there
U to be nn approach to. Grcunpolnt
from North Fifth Street to Manhattan
nnd Nassau Avenues.
The mtrked Increase In vehicular
trntriQ over tho big bridges which
makes a new structure necessary; was
thus explained to-day" by Commis
sioner Whalen:
"Over tho Williamsburg Bridge In a
24-hour period in 1912 the number ot
vehicles traversing tho bridge was
5.924. In 1922 In the same period,
22.S70 vehicles used the bridge.
"This was an Increase of S00 p.r
cent. In ten yeai-j.
"Tho 21-hour vehicle traffic ovf
the Manhattan Bridge In 1912 was
4.S2S. In 1932 It was 37.68S, an In
crease of 700 per cent."
"Tha '.csatlen cf th ctw bfMrs harr
given thl- department much concern,"'
says Commissioner Whalen. "We t"eal.
Ize that befow recommending to your
honorable board a apectna location
for a bridge that this department mtut
be In a position to defend Ita ,rcom
menditloni. After the constderaMon t,C
nil element that ntir Into this sub-.
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