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Comptroller Gives Out Let?
ter of Complaint, Explain
in? His Opposition to
"Politics''* Is Charged
Primary Instructor Sees
Schenie to Retaln Con
trol ot Teaching Foree
Comptroller Charles L. Craig yester?
day made publie a letter from a school
eacher in the primary grade, which in
torae measure explains his opposition.
- i that of Mayor Hylan, to the Lock?
wood-Donohue percentage salary in
?rease btll for school teachera now
pending ?t Albany. It developed from
his letter that the Professional Ele
mentary Teachers' Assoc ation, which
cornprises all the teachers who in
struct children in the first six years
of scbooling, tho compulsory educa
-.iod under tho law, were
ngi ' isi the Lockwood-Donohue meas
Because the officials of the Profos
siona! Elementary Teachers' Associa
tion had refused to join tho Federation
nf Teachers' Associations and get bc
hind the Lockwood-Donohue bill, this
teacher said teachers were being
coerced ii arious ways. She declared
rhe pro?\isre being brought to bear for
?be pasage of the percentage increase
piai the Lockwood-Donohue bills?"is
nothing more or less than a scheme t'or
the politicians in the (school) system for
retaining the contral of the teaching
foree, which. they are fast losing."
The Comptroller did not desire to
mak>- known the teacher's identity be
cause of the trouble it might bring
upon her, but he said she was a prim?
ary teacher of e.\peripnco and a mem?
ber of the Professional Elementary
Teachers' Association. The letter said
in part :
"Thi president of the Professionai
Elementary Teachers' Association Inc.
has refused to join the federation fo*.
the reason that under their method of
representation a gror.p of less than ono
hundred, if formed into a. number of
associations, could outtalk and out
vote a group of many thousands united
in one association. in most cases you
will find that the members of the
federation are principais or liigh school
teachers whose interests are mostly
for the higher paid groups. To make
:nf,t:frs worse, many of these s:\ty or
more associations have as few as eight,
'v. '?? or thirtv members. In the past
'his so-called Federation of Teachers'
\ssociations has always treated us of
the lowest paid group as though we
were of no importance. We have al
vays been the under dog; we have al
svays taken whatever salarv increase
nej saw fit to hand out.
"What hasi been the result? Of the
eighteen hundred teachers who re
igned last year only 8 to 10 per cent
were high school teachers. '?'< per cent
were seventh and oighth year teachers
a. d sp per ct'. were from the kinder
??-??:?. group. Hundreds ave t:ow
"i'.i j ig '"or promotion or for other
'Tb ? !'efierat;on is now urging teach?
ers to ndorse the percentage increase
:' ? ^ ari told thai in no other way
-'' '?' expect a salary increase of any
kind. Teachers are coerced in various
ways. Thej are made to think it is
? '. m ? ating the three-year
reading rlnuse. Some have been told
that the 3chool must sign for it 100
per cent; others have been threatened
tl iower ratings. One teacher told
? ,; at :, friend or bor= said that in
hn- school contributions of $2 were
? lected in a compulsive manner.
Propaganda of ai; kinds against our
atioi - being used becausi we
' ?.-' ? behind that bill.
"The difft rent al betwei n the
-.r'' - of the kindcrgarten 6B teachertt
"?? ' ?? o" the -f enth no eieht!
?'ear was, riu* many years ago, only
? 120. Th ? state bui incro: sed h to
$540. The Lockwood-Donohue .bill will
t ST5'';. Do you wonder that
?'??'? '"' "- are resigning from the most
mportai i of all teacher groups0 We
:an <ar- as much or even more in the
"Our work :.- so iniportant we necd
the best of teachers-, and salanes suffi
'/'<" to retain the best are necessary,
We teach all the children, and thou?
sands never have an;/ other teachera.
? '" '? " co ..? - a; tendance the
' . bui ' should not com
to bi ructed by poor
' ' to ati '?-. I bchool i where no
'eacher? are pn - ided
.'. e .-,-<? ..< a io> a'. con.< :ientious,
oard working lot of city employeea.
fte have bcei fair in our detaands.
1 e '.' ' ? a quare deal. We
' i crea se, not percent
?" but a stated 'urn, one xhn' will
now that New York Ci.ty appreciates
" :' work, and I a. ire you the < r
?nat is now facing us will be averted."
Students and facultj ol the New
tork Teachers" College, Columbia Uni
rera ty, yesterday approved the prin
lP ' of the Lockwood-Donohue bill at
a rr-h*- meeting in the Horace Mann
_ Ir.cr<?a.-e? in the ?a!arie-i 0f all mem
oer* of the v-ar',ing profession will be
orged to night at a masa meeting in
arnegic Ha under the auspices of
"' ? ??"' ' Committee of One lim -
'rH to Save the School-. Judge Alton
?-^arker wi | preside. William G. Mc
Adoo, forn erly Secretary of the Treas
J'J, will Rpeak.
Gjrl Burned Trying on Drcss
While tryii g ,,:?.' r er new Easter
ress at the home of a friend yester
??<? Bfternooti Mary Vogel, fourteen
???? old, of 165 Hallett Street, Long
r?Und City stepped too near a gas
'?'''"? ' ' " oresa caught ftre. Th- gir|
'? m ? cntical condition in St, John's
Flyers to Sail April 5
To Bring the K-38 Here
Will Pilo! U. S. Navy's New
Dirigible Across Atlantic
The naval uir crew chosen to fly the
United States Navy's now giant dirig?
ible airship across tho Atlantic Ocean
from England will sail on the trans
pon Princess Matoika on April 5 from
Hoboken. The crew consists of three
ofrlcers and eighteen men. but two ofrl
it rs are already in England. The party
sailing on tho Princess Matoika will
be in charge of Lieutenant Commander
, V. \. Beig. Tho now dirigible is tho
i R-38, a sister sbip of tho famous R-34,
which made a round trip flight. across
i the Atlantic Ocean lastj year. The R-;i8
: was built for tho Britisb Royal Air
Forco. but was sold ,to tbe United
; States Navy following the signing of
. tho armistice. i
Four New York City men are in the
' crew. They are A. B. (ialatian. 3004
? Heath Avenue; F. M. Gorey, 204 East
1 Fifty-iirst Street; A. D. Pettit, 326
East Thirty-fifth Street. and W. A.
, Russell, 1087 Myrtlc Avenue, Brooklyn.
Predict Bi<_; Gain
In State's Primary
Organization of Clnbs Up
State Taken lo Indicatc
Gencral Will Cict Many
IJrleeates to Convention
Wood clubs have been organized in
ahont twenty upstate counties, it was
announced yesterday by the Leonard
: Wood campaign ooimnittoo. The Wood
managers are saying notbing about it,
i but they expect that after the primaries
! Tuesday a large percentage ol* tbe Xew
Vork delegates to the Chicago conven?
tion will say they favor tho nomination
of Leonard Wood. The Wood senti?
ment is indicatod. the Wood men say,
by ;ho organization ot' Wood clubs.
Petitions entering Gencral Wood in
the state-wide preferential' primaries in
Xew Jersey were filed in Trenton yea
? 'day. Tho Wood men said yesterday
, that, unless Senators Edge and Freling
huyaen, o:' New Jersey, spccifically de?
clared for Wood /nero was every indi
cation they would be left at home.
Tho Wood men have entered a full
ticket with John W. Griggs, former
Attorney General of nhe Cnited
States, and ex-Governor Runyon as
candidates against Messrs. Edge and
! Frelinghuysen. Professor Robert M.
McElroy, o;' Princeton, one of tbe New
Jersey _ Wood managers. said last
. night there was no doubt whatever
?about the election of the entire Wood
slate of twenty-eight delegates, April
Colonel Thoma ? W. Miller, one of
he Eastern Wood managers, refer
ring yesterday to the denial by li. A.
Sinclair, the oil man, that he had con
: tributed to the mythical "million dol
lar" Wood campaign fund, -aid:
"The Wood campaign is being run on
?.rtc level and all expenditures are
j kept wit'nin reasonable and legitimate
bounds. Mr. Sinclair, Mr. Dohenj and
Colonel Thompson have denied they
were contributors to the Wood cam?
paign fund. Probably there will i>o
more denials. General Wood is too
well known aronnd the country .o
need any def< nsi ? thi I a- cls of his
campaign managers. His !ong lead in
the race ior tho nop-inat on is due to
the fact that the liei blican voters
know all about him and prefer him."
City Takes Over
Ash IJandliii" Job
Contractors Directecl lo Reniove
Plant From Riker's Isiami:
Craig Plans New Eqnipmenl
The city lasl night look over the
work of final disposition of ashes and
refuse ar.d directed the contractors,
Rodgers ,fc Hagarty, whose contract
expired at midnight, to rcmove thoir
plant and equipmem from Riker's
Comptroller Craig declared that with
the equipment now available for the
Street Cleaning Department tho city
would be able to handle the large ac
cumulations of ashes with about the
same facility as under the old order
with the contractors. Dump scows and
other equipment, the Comptroller said,
had been provided for before it was
decided, Tuesday, not to renew the
contracl at thi higher figure demanded.
The Comptroller admitted, however,
that the city needs considerably more
equipment for the dumping of aslios
ar.d would undertake to establish a
more adequate plant or its own. It is
estimated needed equipment will cost
the city between $500,000 and $1,500,
000. The men needed on the new work
will he drawn from the civil service
!? developed yesterday that when tbe
contractors. Rodgers & Hagarty,
made a demand for an increase of $75
a scow load, ii' thoir contract was re
newed, Mayor Hylan asked them to put
a price on thoir plant. They aro said
to have asked $1,000,000, which so in
censed the Mayor that he determined
not to renew the contract and to put
them ofF the island. An appropriation
for now equipment may come up for
consideration at 'he mceting of the
Board or Estimate to-morrow.
Crew of Hiirnoil Schooner Safe
Members of the crew of the British
schooner Glady; M. Street, which
oautcht fire and was abandoned at sea
March 20, are aboard the steamship
Major Wheeler, from Corunna, Spain.
for ' olon, according to a wireless mes
saKo received yeaterday by tho naval
communication service Imro. Tho
so.noonor was bound from St. Johna
N. J., forGibraltar.
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For Smith in
Contlnurd fr?-m piia an*
clear Arnold Rothstoin of a felonious
assault charge, had expected to linish
with the Smith phase of the investi-a
Reports in the Criminal Court"
Building early in the ctay were to tha
cffect that with his exoneration the
jury would drop the Smith charge.; an 1
take un thdse again.-t the otner mem?
bers of District Attorney Swann's staff
After the jury had adjourncd, how
e or, it was said that some of its mem?
bers were inclinc.i to continue the
Smith probc with a view to determin
ir,g whether an-.- of th? charges brought
by Henry against the prosecutor were
Regular Jury Continued
The announcement was made yester?
day that the regular grand jury, of
which Nelson Rohinson is foreman and
wh*ch i^ responsible to Judge Malone,
will be continucd indefinitely, and it is
heiioved this move was made in order
that the body could continue the vice
Igraft investigation begun by Mr. Smith
and interrupted by the probe charges
j against him conducted by the. extraor
I dinary grand jury.
The continuing in session of.the Rob
; inson jury was tnken to utdicare that
thcexoneration of Smith by the ex
traordinary body was expected mo
ff he is cleared of the charges being
! considered by the- Almirall jury, Prose?
cutor Smith declares he will immcdi
| ntely rcsume his vice Probe, which
already has resulted in the indictmenl
of Detectives John .1. Gunson and Frcd
erick Franklin, of Inspector Henry's
staff, and Third Deputy Policc Com
missioncr Augustus Drum Porter.
Inspector Henry's testimony yester?
day is said to have been an elaboration
of statemcnts contained in the live
j affidavits which he made publie a week
j ago. Ii is believcd that lhe inspector
, was asked whether he could producc
any witnesses to corroborate the al
legations contained in the affidavits.
1 His rcply could not be learned.
Henry is saiti to have testified that
be took command of the Fourth In
spection District January 'J;'., 1918,
when Inspector John Daly was made
, chief inspector. He is "reported to
, have gone into great detai! concernuig
the activities of Smith and "Honest
j Dan ' Costigan in his district, when
i the former was conducting his famous
1 Snturday niuht raids in the white light
b e 11.
While the prosecutor has declared
that his raids at that time were con?
ducted in conjunction ivilh the De
partment of Justicc and had for their
I purpose the cleaning up r, ' places
which had been preying on soldiers
who visited the city from. Camps Up
ton and Mills, Inspector Henry i? be
lieved to have told the jurv yesterday
that Smith'8 only idea was io em
barrass him and to discredit his iid
Made Thirteen Raids
Henry alleged that Smith iiad made
thirteen raids in his district between
April and November, 1918, and rounded
up many alleged disorderlv women and
gamblers, but that from al! these not
a single conviction resulted. He is
also said to have complained or aboul
fifteen cases handlcd by Smith in which
much unnecessary time elapsed be?
tween arresis and trials.
A specific case alluded to by the
inspector is said to have been that of
a man named Sheridan who was ar?
rosted on ;i charge of "white siavery."
I'he records show that Sheridan was
arrosted in April and was eonvicted
and sentenced in the following Novem?
ber to a term of from nine to eighteen
years in Sing Sing prison.
Another case mentioned by the in?
spector was thai of a man named Mur
ray, who was arrosted with Sheridan
I and released in S.",,nO() bail. The rec?
ords show that Murray jumped his bail
and is now a fugitive.
While Henry was testifying Smith
was called into the jury room several
times, and it is bclieved he was qucs
tioned as to the cases mentioned bv
the inspector. When Henry wa- dis
| missed by the jurv, shortly before it
adjourncd. he seemed flu^h'ed and e\
I'icking up his coat and hat, he
dashed through a group of rcporters!
and in answer to a vollev of questions
replied: "I can't talk for publication
You know that." He left the building
with Detective Gunson, who had waited
! for him outside 'he jury room.
Lieutenant Louis Valentine, formcrly
a member of Dan Costigan's vice squad,
was called ai'ter Henry had departed]
and he is said to have furnished the
inquisitors with details conccrn'mg
Smith's visit to the home of Marie Jor
dan, in West Seventieth Street.
When asked about Smith's raids,
which Henry complained of, District
Attorney Suann said last night: "We
have n Irticr from the Department. of
Justice thanking us for what we did
; on those raids up to the signing of the
armistice. The raids had splendid re
sults, and were carried on for the pur
j pose of protecting soldiers and sailors
? passing through New York. Tney
I were made in connection with the armj
| and navy authorities."
New Charge to Come Up
Another charge against Smith which
I will be called to the att.ention of the
: e.xtraordinary grand jury to-day, but
may not be considcred at this time, ! =
contained in an aftidavit by John G.
Purdie, who gives his address as 129
j East Fvrty-eighth Street and .states
that from November, 1917, to June.
! 1919, he was an agent in the Military
' lntelligence Division of the Army.
The aftidavit was made publie last
! night by Commissioner of Accounu
Hirshfield, who said he had received
j it from Commi'ssionor Enright. Copies
of it. are said to have been sent b\
Commissioner Enright to Raymond F.
Almirall, foreman of the extraordinary
grand jury. and to Colonel William
Rand, legal adviser to that body.
Attached to the copies of the aftidavit
was a note which read: "Within are
copies of affidavits received to-day
from Commissioner Enright for inves
tigation." Commissioner Elirsfield, it
is said, wil! conduct an investigatior,
j of the allegatrons.
| The sworn statement by Purdie sets
i forth the part Assistant District At?
torney James T. Smith is alleged to
j have played in the prosecution of Al
| fred E. Lindsay, who was arrested in
l.lunc, 1919. on charges brought hy a
i Mrs. Beatrice Estcs Weillc. The af?
tidavit says that Lindsay wHs arrested
for impersonating an officer of the
United States Army and while h- was
: thus masquerading he made impropcr
| proposals to the Weillo women when
) she applied to him for a position as an
agent in the United States Secret Serv
Smith Answers Charge
I On her complaint, Purdie say- he
? investigated the case and Linsay's
arresl followed. He states furthe.r that
? the prosecution of the case was placed
in the hands of Smith, who up to this
j time has done nothing in the matter
Purdie alleges that he has since learneel
from Lindsay that the late James W.
Osborne, his attorney, went Lo Smith
and told him he had no case'again t
the uccused man and that the prosecutor
then agrccd to drop the matter.
W hen told last night of thi.. late.?
'charge against him. Smith said he had
; had nothing officially to do with the
case. ^ and thal Osborne never ap
jproached him in connection with it.
"Purdie was in the government em
ploy," said Mr. Smith. "and he came to
me and said the government would not
back him up. After hearing Mrs.
Weille's story I secured an indictment
against Lindsay. From that time on I
j never heard from Purdie or the Weille
woman. It was the duty of Purdie to
j present the witnesses when thev were
"After 1 got the indictment the case
Iwas turned over to Assistant District
Attorney Samuel Markewich, and I did
.not follow it closely. Two months ago
| Deputy Police Commissioner Porter
came to me and asked me what had
been done in the case.
"I did not know just what had been
done, but l got the papers in the caRe
and told Commissioner Porter how mat?
ter:; stood. I then got in touch with
I l urdie and told him <.> go to Porter
j and tell him what he knew about the
case and to try to get the complaininc
: "Porter later told me that he and
I Purdie were ntisy t. .ng to gel i ,
, touch with the \\ eillo woman.
"This case has not b., dis'posed of
; and the indictmenl has never been
! r",fi- i "at is ii. fault of mine, bc
cause 1 had nothing to do wun' th,
| matter officially. I never saw Osborne
or any one else outsidc of those I have
mentioned in connection with the case
< I am trying to find a letter Porter sent
I me asking me to give him a gfa'nd
?jury subpoena so that he could get th.
U eille woman.
"He was given one and I have not
heard from him in connection with the
case since that time. We are ready
to proceed to the trial of Lindsaj
when the Polico Department. and Pur?
die bring in t he Wi ille ivonn n. '1 In ???
was a time when we could get th?
pohce to act and bring in ,-nne
when they were necded."
McAdoo Answers Labor Quiz
WASHINGTON. March 31. William
G. McAdoo. former Secretary of lhe
Treasury, replying to-dav to the qurs
tionnaire of "Labor," the ranroaw
brot hirhood-' publication, says he is
not a candidate for lhe Democratic
nomination for President, and that his
"campaign is not linanced, because
there is no campaign for me."
Mr. McAdoo says he is willing to
join in an appcal to Congress imme
diately to enact legislation compelling
candidates for the Presidcncy to make
sworn rcturns showing all nionev? ex
"I think," he wrote, "the corrupl use
ol moncy to nominate and elect can?
didates to office is one of tlu i . ? ;
sinister and serious menaces t?-> d?w<?.
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