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$5,000 in Craps j Game Hold-Up prve Masked and Armed] Men Get ?1,500 in Cash' and Strip Victims of Val? uables as Scores Look On Suspect Caught in Chase ? Residents of Flats Wit-j ness Daylight Robbery} in Yard in Allen Street j Five bandi'?, masked, and armed ? with revolver, held up a naps game in the rear yard at 49 Allen Street, late yesterday afternoon and, while score!? of tenants of surrounding buildings looked on. robbed forty men partici? pating in the game of $1.600 in cash, besides stripping them of watches, rings, stickpins and other valuables. The ac? tual loss is said to have been $5,000. The robbers fled, two going through an areaway into Eldridge Street, while the other three ran through the build- '< >ng into Allen Street, pursued by a i number of the victims. The thorough? fare was lined with people at the time. ; but every one seemed too startled to intercept th'.? fleeing men. Patrolman ! Stadtmnller, of the 13th Precinct. ! heard the cry raised by the pursuers : and captured a man, who was identified by*Jacob Bloom, of 230 Monroe Street, as one of the bandits. Stickpin on Prisoner Identified The prisoner said he was Frank Ross, a laborer, thirty years old, living at the Bayard Hotel. He denied all knowledge of the .robbery, but a stickpin found upon him was identified by Bloom as being one stolen from him. Ross, according to the police, has a criminal record. He was locked up in the Clinton Street police station, and will be arraigned in the Third District Court to-morrow. The craps game had been in progress several hours when it was abruptly in? terrupted. The players were all well supplied with money, nnd play had risen to high stake?. The attention of persons living in the surrounding tenements had become centered on it, and every window was lined with on? lookers. Joined by Confederates Women seated in front of the Allen Street address saw three men enter the tunnel leading to the rear yard. The robbers apparently put on their masks while going- through the tunnel, >vs they wore none as they left tne street. At the same time two confed? erates approached the game through an Eldridge Street house. All five ap? peared suddenly in the areaway and surrounded the players. . While the gamblers held their hands high in the air, the bandits scoope?.' up all the money on the ground, and i searched each man. The job was dore ! so quickly and skillfully that eye witnesses were not given time to re- '? cover from their bewilderment, and ; summon the police. Said to Admit Aiding Hold-Up Ross was questioned by detectives j ?ifter his arrest and later by Captain ; Joseph Bushy of the Clinton Street ? station. Although part of the jewelry j stolon was found on him he persisted ? in denials of any connection with the j hold-up until told that the identity of two of his confederates had been es- j t?.blished. He is then said to have ad- i ?ni tied his guilt, but to have refused ! further information. i Ross said he did not know any of j .:he men in the game and was not the ?remoter of the hoid-up. He declined to give the name of the ringleader, who victims of the robbery declare *?> have been a tall man with a short, stubby red beard and a gruff voice, who constantly urged the gang to "get action" and reproached some members ni Lis party whose hands trembled when they were searching the line-up tor "behaving like amateurs.'' a Boxer Held for Stealing Auto to Attend Bout Car Break* Down and "Don't Worry" Message Sent to Owner Leads to Arrest Three young men who disappeared last Tuesday night in the automobile of John D'.irk, of 293 Morris Avenue, didn't mind taking the machine without say? ing anything about it, bnt they did mind keeping the owner in a constant state of uncertainty. They sent him a "don't worry" telegram after they met with en accident, and this telegram led to their arrest. The three prisoners, arraigned yes? terday before Magistrate Hr.tting and held in $1.000 bail each, are Frank Rawson, nineteen years old, of 1783 ??dgewick Avenue; George Devine, twenty years old, of 182 Claremont Ave? nue, and Charles Meaney, twenty year.; old. of 20? We.-.t 148th Street. Meaney is a boxer. Rawson and De? vine are his friends. Meaney had n bout scheduled last Tuesday night at Walton. N. Y., but neither he nor his friends had the ra'ilroad fare. So they took Mr. Durk's automobile. It brok'3 down near Delhi. They got to thinking about the owner and wired him as fol? lows: "Please don't worry. We hav.. the machine. And please notify In? spector Lahey not to worry either." Mr. Durk didn't worry. Neither did Mr. Lahey. Detectives were sent to bring the three young men back home. The automobile is coming by freight. ? ' '. i ' ? Tennis Player Robbed In Southampton Home One of Kinsey Brothers Held Up by Burglars While a (iuesst of Resident Spec?tl D ?patch to 7'he Tribune SOUTHAMPTON, X. Y., Sept. 4. During an investigation' by Chief Osman- Lane of the Southampton Police Department into the recent rob? bery at Mayfields, summer home of Howard C. Dickinson, in which a di;\ ?ion?. ring, pendant and bracelet were ?itot'M. )t developc"! that one of the Kin.viy brother?, California tennis play ?!s, who were entered in the recent Meadow Club tournament, was robbed recentiy while the guest of a prominent Southampton family. Ghief Lane ?earned la3t night that burglars confronted Mr. Kinsey ?s he 'ay in bed, covering him with revolvers '.vhiie tfcey diiurched his room for valu? ables. They secured little aside from Mr. Kinsey a watch and chain and a few trinkets. -iruard?men of New York Win Praise of Peekskill Police Special Dispatch to The Tribune PEEKSKILL, N. Y., Sept. 4.?Chief of Police Henry Burke of Peekskill yes? terday publicly commended the good conduct of New York National Guards? men who served at the Peekskill mili? tary camp this season. He saui the troops were weil disciplined and gave .rodit to the officers for having com? pletfl control cf their men. rhe t02d Engineers, N. Y. N. G.. and frM J04th Engineers. N. J. N\ G., num ?., ?.'ing 1,200 officer.' and men, depart? ed foft home today. Pastor and Wife Arc Committed to Hospital i Wnrtsboro Couple Said to Have Been Acting Strange!) Since Joining Cult MONTICELLO, N. Y., Sept. 'I. The I'cv. \V. S. Tomplrton, pastor of the , Methodist church nt V? urtsboro, and ! hia wife have been committed to the state hospital at Middletown, as the result, it is said, of their strange be- , havior since a religious spot, known ; as the Pentecosters, obtained an influ- ? ence over them. Mr. Temptcton was recently sent ! away from Newburgh, where he had I been secretary of the Methodist con- , ference, in order that he might escape I the influence of the Pentecosters. It is reported by a visitor at the j Temploton home, at Wurtsboro, that ! the m:nister was walking frantically | around and around his house, carrying i his youngost child, a son about a year old. "I have a religious duty to perform I with this child," Mr. Templeton is j quoted as saying. "I must encircle thia house a certain number of times." i Taxi Kills Lad; | Two Policemenj Hurt in Chase i (Contlnirod from pngs ene) and living at 424 and 435 St. Nicholas ! Avenue, respectively. The three girls were playing on the sidewalk when Vaslieu's machine, be? coming unmanageable, climbed the curb. Mildred was thrown against a taxicab and Instantly killed. Her playmates suffered lacerations and bruises. Crowd Threatens Driver The accident was witnessed by a ! crowd and a number of men swarmed ! around Vaslieu's car, striking at him, ] shouting at him and shouting at each ; other. Before he could step from his '. car he was jerked to the sidewalk and the crowd pressed threateningly around him. Police from the West I 135th Street station arrived in time to save him from a severe beating. ! He was arrested on a charge of homi- ! cide. . Seventeen other persons were in- ! jured in automobile accidents in New i York City yesterday. The body of a boy killed Saturday \ night by an automobile on Surf Ave- j nue. Coney Island, vas identified yes terday as Arnold Schwartz, eleven ! years old, of 552 Marcy Avenue, Brook- ! Iyn. Pastor Says "Damn Fool" ? is Proper, but Loses Job ! Ousted Orejron Clergyman As? serts He Tried to Convey I Practical Christianity Special Dispatch to The Tribune j PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 4.?"If a! minister thinks a man is a damn fooi | he has just as much right to say so ns any one else." This, as expressed by the Rev. W. T. McElveen, is the rock on which he split with the First Congregational Church. "Profanity and roughness" was trie I charge brought agaihst Dr. McElveen, ? which resulted in a request from church officials that he tender his resignation. Dr. McElveen adhttts that he was guilty?from the standpoint of tiia ultra-conservative church members- on both counts. But from the standpoint of a man trying to convey practical Christianity in a way that would carry effect, he considers himself guilty of nothing except a fervent desire to make good on his job. "The issue is simply one of method." said Dr. McElveen. "Some people like the milk-and-water way of putting over Christianity, but I don't. "One of the charges made against me is that I said some one was a damp fool. Well, if a man is a damn fool I don't see why a minister shouldn't say so at* well as anyone else. It happens to be the only way : in which to characterize a certain type of man," Weather Report Figures indicated arc standard time. Sun rises. .S:30 a. m.jSun sets. . .6:20 p, m. Moon rises. 8:35 a. m.|Moon Bets. . 8:3C p. m, Local Forecast.?Unsettled weather with local thunder storms to-day: to-morrow fair with somewhat lower temperature: moderate variable winds. T>ocal Officiel Record.?The following of I Telal record from the Weather Bureau : shows tcn,!',f ratures during the last '? twenty-four hours in comparison with -the corresponding date of last year: 1921, 192'i.i 182!. 1920. :: a. m.. . 7 4 621 3 p. m.. . 78 73 ! fi a, rv.... 7:4 63 0 p.m... 7 4 69 9*a. vn... 73 68' 9 p.m... 71 tifi ? 12 noon.. 75 73?10 p.m... 70 67 Highest temperature yesterday, SO de i grecs (at 4 p. m.); lowest, 70 degrees (at 8 p. m.); average, 76 degrees; average s?me dato last year, C8 degrees; average I same date for thirty-three years, 70 de i ?rees. Humidity j S a. m.... "g,'l p. ta..... 6318 p. m... . EL1 Itaromrtt-r Readings I 8 a. m .9.901 p. m.*. 29.93|8 p. m. . C9.95 General Weather Conditions WASHINGTON", Sept. 4.?Pressure has --ciitinued to fail over the Southeastern states and the persistent high tempera i turfs over that region have finally diaap | poared. An extensive area of low ba j rometer covers the upper Mississippi Val : ley, the region of the Great Lakes and tin I Western Canadian provinces and the pres ! aure Is relatively high In far Western re j gions. I There has been a considerable fall In j temperature in New England and Now ' York and a decided drop over tho plains states and the Itocky Mountain and plateau regions. There were frosts this morning in parta or Wyoming, Idafto and northern Arizona. There were local showers and thunder atoms in the middle Atlantic, states, the Ohio, upper Mississippi and Missouri val I leys and the region of the Great Lakes, | Heavy local rains ti\\ in portions of Kan ; Has, Wisconsin, northwestern Illinois and ! northern Missouri. Fair weather pre ] vailed in other parts of the country. The outlook Is for a termination Mon ; day of the prevailing warm weather in th-- region of the Great Lakes, the Ohio and y.ntral Mississippi valleys and the southern plains states, and Tuesday In ! the middle Atlantic states and the. In - terlor of the south Atlantic and east Guif , Mat's. There will be local thunder show? er? Monday in the middle Atlantic slates. In the Ohio Valley, Tennessee and the ! lower lake regions and by Monday night ! in New England and New York, followed ? by fair weather in these regions Tuesday. In the south Atlantic and east Gulf states th( weather will bo generally fair Mon , day, followed by local thunder showers : on Tuesday. In the upper lake region the weather will be fair Monday and Tuesday. Dish-let Forecast?. -Eastern Now York? ' Unsettled, local thunder showers to-day; : to-morrow fair with somewhat lower tem? pi ratures. Southern New England?Increasing j cloudiness and somewhat warmer, followed by showers this afternoon or to-night ; to? morrow clearing. Rastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey and Delaware?Local showers and thunder storms to-day; to-morrow fair, somewhat lower temperature. Western Pennsylvania and western New York?Local thunder storm?, followed by clearing to-day, cooler to-night; to-mor? row fyIf with moderate tempeature. Boy's Murder ! Keeps Varotta Out of a Job Concerns Afraid to Employ Stricken Father, Believing Black Hand Vengeance May Extend to Business j Family Now Faces Want "Would Starve if It Were Not for Service Bureau ? at Bellevue," He Asserts Notoriety given to him in connection with the murder of his five-year-old son, Giuseppe, whose body wa3 found in the Hudson River after the boy had been kidnaped, has kept Salvatoro Va- j rotta out of work for more than ten weeks. He says employers refuse to have him on their pay roll because of fear that persons seeking revenge may attack him where he works or use bombs to blow him up. Varotta has a wife and three chil? dren, Adolfo, ten years old; John, seven, and Giuseppe, a few week.' old. Ever since he quit his regular job on May 14, the day his Giuseppe dis? appeared, in order to help the police search for the kidnapers, he has had to depend .on charity, it is said, to pay his rent and to provide food for his family. Varotta Loses Job Two clays after the boy's body was found Varotta returned to his old job as an expert automobile mechanic and truck driver for a wholesale grocer at Tenth Street and Sixth Avenue. He was told that his services were no longer needed. He soon found another place, but when it was learned that he was the father of the boy whose murder had received so much attention in the newspapers, he was dismissed. "It is a pity that because o. person has suffered a misfortune he is deprived of a fair chance to make a liv? ing," said Vurotta yesterday at his home, 354 East Thirteenth Street. "Had I been given the same space in the newspapers concerning some suc? cess I had achieved I would have been offered more jobs than I could have accepted. But because ' I have been given so much publicity in connection with a tragedy in which I and my wife were only innocent sufferers I am told that nobody wants me. The public knows that one man has been convicted of the murder and that four others are awaiting trial. Knowing the revenge? ful spirit of Italians, employers fear they may become involved in some vio? lence which my boy's murderers may inflict on me. Eager to Leave City 'if I could get together enough money I would move with my wife and three remaining children to some other city where I could get a job. I used to earn $50 a week' with the grocery house. For the last ten weeks I have earned nothing. It is enough to make me crazy. We would starve if it were not for the service bureau of the Bellevue Hospital, which pays pur rent 1 of $17 a month and gives us something | to live on. "When I went back to my old job ! they told me they would let'me know ' when they wanted me. Of course I never heard from them. I got another job. A lew days later the l-.oss called me in and said: 'Aren't you the Varotta whose boy was murdered by ?a blackhand gang?' I told them the | truth. Then they said I had better get out, as some Italians might blow up their place in the hope of killing me. Some people wunder how it is that my boy was taken for ransom when I have not got a penny. I tell them that the blackhand gang heart of my obtaining a little money by waj of damages for injury to my oldesl boy, but that money was spent Ion?: ago. Appeal Made for Work "I would like to know whether ir this great country an honest, willing man ought to be deprived of making i i living just because his son has beei i murdered and whether there is not i j business concern which has enougi | courage to employ sucli a man." Roberto Raffaele, one of the fivi Bedtime Stories Striped Chipmunk's New Doorway By Thornton W. Burgess _,- , < Sometimes, as I have proved \by test, | A thing in sight is hidden best. ?Striped Chipmunk. Striped Chipmunk, as merry-hearted a little chap as ever lived, is quite as smart as any of his neighbors and a little smarter than some of them. He has to be. If he were not he wouldn't last long. Black Pussy, the j cat from Farmer Brown's, has spent many useless hours trying to catch ! him. Probably she will waste many more hours in just the same way. 1 Reddy Fox has tried all sorts of tricks to catch Striped .Chipmunk, but every i one has failed. Several members of the Hawk family have been bitterly 1 disappointed just when they were I sure they were going to have a Chip? munk dinner. Yes, sir, Striped Chip j munk is smart. When he was digging his way out ! of hie home after being made a pris? oner there by the lightning in the Great Storm (it blocked his tunnel with a great stone from the old wall) he didn't know just where he would come out. All he could do was to dig and dig along underground until he thought he was far enough to be clear of everything and then turn up and dig his way to the surface and so out. He didn't much care where he came out. He didn't intend to use that tun? nel for the regular entrance to his home any way. Once out he could look things over and plan a new tun? nel, with the doorway carefully hidden under the old stone wall, just as the old one had been. Then he could fill up the entrance to this one he was now digging. Still, though he didn't really care, j he probably wouldn't have chosen to come out right where he did had he had any choice in the matter. It was \ right in the middle of a path that ran along between the trees of the Old Orchard and the old stone wall. Yes, sir, that is where Striped Chipmunk came out, and he was surprised and not a little startled. There, with not even a blade of grass to hide it, was the little round doorway which wa3 the only entrance to his home at present. It made Striped Chipmunk nervous. Anybody who happened along that way could see it. It was as plainly in sight as it was possible j for it to b?. "This "Will never do. It Avili never do at all," thought Striped Chipmunk. "I'll have to get busy right away and dig a new tunnel with a hidden door? way. I will so." Peter looked carefully along both sides of that old stone wall It wasn't until after Peter Rabbit. as full of curiosity as ever, started to hunt for that new doorway that Striped Chipmunk began to suspect that that doorway wasn't in such a bad place after all. Peter looked care? fully along both sides of that old stone wall and poked his head in be? tween the stones wherever he could. Presently he was joined by Chatterer the Red Squirrel. Chatterer was so small that he could go anywhere in the old wall that Striped Chip? munk could. He made a very- thor? ough job of that search for the new ccorway. He looked everywhere down under the stones of that old wall. When he came out Chatterer was I disappointed and cross. "I don't be? lieve he has a new doorway at all,"' said he. "I don't believe he was made j a prisoner in his home at all. T be i lieve he was somewhere else during ? that great storm. I couldn't find a ? sign of hole anywhere. How co.u'd he dig a hole and not leave some ! sand to show where he had been ? digging?" "I don't know," confessed Peter j Rabbit. "Johnny Chuck and Digger I the Badger always have a lot of sand ? on their doorsteps. It is mighty '?? funny, mighty funny." Striped Chipmunk listened and \ chuckled. And suddenly he began to i think better of that new doorway. I He thought still better of it when I a little later Peter Rabbit hopped I along that path and right over that I new doorway without even looking ! at it. (Copyright, 1921, T. \V, Burgess) The next story: "Farmer Brown's j Doy Makja? Trouble." College-Taught Youths Flunk Inquisition on Current Events Many Unable to Identify Hughes, Lloyd George and Other World Leader?, Publie Service Institute Re? ports ; Freshmen Beaten by High School Seniors Don't cry, college hoy. don't cru When the fund of your knowledge the.\, spurn. Though thcij say that in school You appear as a fool Do not sob nor yet sigh. But just dry your dear eye, lor there's barrels of time yel. to learn, College boy. There's b?rrela of time, yet to learn. 1'ity the poor college man. First it whs Thomas A. Edison who stepped forth a?id said that the alumnus didn't, know much, at least not bo much as he should as the re? sult, of his higher education, and backed up that assertion by producing a series of questionnaires which wer. flunked by many university graduates who sought employment in the Edison enterprises. Now comes the Institute for Public Service, in a report issued yesterday, and presents the results of a test re? vealing to the world the college man's "ignorance or misunderstanding with respect, to current problems." Ancient Data Ignored Unlike the Edison inquisitions, the institute's questions were based wholly upon current events, chiefly the identi? fying of persons of prominence in na? tional and international life and in calling for definitions and particulars of movements, places and problems of the day. Also differing from the Edison "exams'1 the test included grammar grade and high school students along with tho university men. While the latter, as a whole, camo out with first honors, the report shows that college juniors and seniors averaged only 60 per cent in correct answers and that 400 freshmen graded only 53 per cent. This latter was the mark recorded by 3,000 students in high school graduat? ing classes. However, 1,500 high school student? in the second term of the junior year beat the freshman mark, averaging 55 per cent. High school freshmen, numbering 2,900, scored only 35 per cent. This mark was beaten by 2,250 grammar school seniors, with 42 per cent average. Seventh grade pupil?, a group of 1,500, earned 30 per cent. The total number of students taking the test was 200,000, but the results were based on the returns for 17,500 students who averaged 44 per cent. Of the 17,500 examined, 10,000 were high school students and tho remainder university men. The test wa_s con? ducted in both public and private schools and colleges throughout the country. The questions were prepared by tho American Review of Reviews. "The questions were not 'catches' de? manding freak memories," said Julius H. Barnes, chairman of the institute, yesterday. "All were simple and easy, calling for knowledge and understand? ing of frequently mentioned men, places and issues affecting our life, like 'Uncle Sam,' Budget Director Dnwoj, Samuel Gompers, Lloyd George, the budget, collective bargaining, peonage, Sovictism, the sales tax and Sinn F?in. "The returns are not from our coun? try's least favored young people or from mental defectives. On the con? trary, they are from the most favored young men and women in high schools and colleges, for whose education labor and capital alike are being taxed from $150 to $800 a year a student, besides the cost of their support and the worth of their time while, studying." ._ arrested as the kidnapers, was con? victed of murder on August 19. Varotta says that with the arrest of the other four men awaiting trial he believes he no longer stands in danger of revenge. ? I Packages to Mexico Held l.'p The Postoffice Department calls at? tention to a necessity for customs ?declarations to accompany merchandise mail packages destined for points in Mexico. The postmaster at Eagle Pass, Tex., has reported receipt of a large number of packages of merchandise of this sort unaccompanied by customs ' declarations. The following answers received are j set forth an "typical of the ignorance | or misunderstanding with respect to j ?current problems" charged: Samuel Gompers?"Head of ship- i 'builders"; "a poet"; "labor's repre-, ?ucntative in Congress"; "Secretary of ! Labor"; "head of the strikers"; "Min? ister to France, England and Japan." Lloyd George?"King of England"; "King of Ireland"; "Ambassador to the | United States." j Senator Henry Cabot Lodge."Be I licver in conversations with the dead"; ?"Ambassador to England"; "President of the Senate"; "English speech maker"; "Secretary of War"; "writer 1 on psychic research.' The Budget---"A bill of particulars"; "a booklet for'koeping expenses"; "news or announcements." Sinn F????-"A lawless mob In Rus? sia"; "the Socialists in Ireland"; "a '? gang of mysterious men." ! The two last Constitutional amend? ments?"Brought us railroads and ! steamships"; "for paved streets"; "re? stricted immigration." Peonage --"The murder of em? ployees"; "a law regarding punishment of negroes"; "the state of a day ! laborer." The Knox peace resolution?"Called for an indemnity, from Germany"; "sought abstinence from foreign af? fairs"; "reduced navy and interna? tional disarmament." Charles Evans Hughes?"President Wilson's private secretary"; "want3 to conquer Russia." Charles G. Dawes?"Secretary of the Navy." Senator William E. Borah?"Uncle Sam." "Three out of thirty-six juniors in j one state college could not identify a j cartoon of Uncle Sam," the report says. Would Teach Current Events Mr. Barnes finds "five lessons for | Labor Day and the new school year" in ? the results of the test. These are given ? by him as follows: "Unless schools teach current events, young people while getting an education j in school and college will put off learn I ing them until after their school days. "Instantaneous or long-time exposure ! to current events; namely, reading or ?hearing about them without being tested [ on what is understood and digested, will i leave students confused and helpless In thinking about vital public problems. "Where current events are studied and tested young America can easily be ! taught how to read, to enjoy reading and to think straight about critical cur ; rent events. Numerous papers came in from grammar school seniors who an? swered all the most, important ques : tions. "What thousands of teachers are try? ing and what hundr^ls of teachers are | doing well, 200,000 reachers in schools i and colleges can do so well that, what | ever else graduates may lack, they will ' not lack training in an analysis of the | moving picture of current events. "No democracy can expect straight | thinking at election times, and in in? dustrial and political crisis, from a pub i lie that is not trained while at school | to read regularly, to enjoy ai)d to think straight about current events." The question of "whether the general ? public his not Iers to fear from even ! biased histories than from schools which do not teach current events" is put forward in the institute's report. 90,000 Pupils To Be on Part Time Sept. 12 (Continuad from pano one) following schools being opened on time j Monday next: Borough of the Bronx, Public School ; 38, at St. Ann's Avenue and Carr i Street, and Public School 57, Crotona i Avenue and ISCth Street, with a com- I bined seating capacity of -1,183. Borough of Brooklyn, six new schools ' and two new additions, with a combined seating capacity of 10,108. Borough of Queens, an addition to Public School 39, seating 348. Borough of Richmond, Public School 11, at Dongan Hills, seating 500. j Sure to Become Worse ! It is expected that Public School 59, in the Bronx, will open in October with a seating capacity of 1,501. Before the end of the year there is a possibility that seven other new schools and one addition will be opened, giving a com? bined seating capacity for all the new schools opened during the Hylan re? gime of 29,948 sittings. This is all that can be shown to care for the 90, 000 pupils on part time. As a result of the natural progres? sion in the increasing register of the elementary schools, there will in all j orobability be a further increase of J 28,882 pupils during 1922. ?This i? in l addition to the estimated increase of ! approximately 21,000 this fall. These i figures show how far short the Hylan ! building program, taken up so late in : the administration, will go toward re | lieving the conditions. The worst condition during the Mitchel administration?which was bit? terly criticized by Mayor Hylan during his campaign?had 46,402 on part time, or sixty-three out of every thousand. There was no comparison between high | school conditions in the Mitchel ad ! ministration and those now existing j under the Hearst-Hylan-Tammany r? 1 gime. High schools, such as Erasmus i Hall, in Brooklyn, and Bushwick High i School are going 'on double time for j the first time in the history of the ! Board of Education. Crippled Children Crowded A clear conception of the alarming ; conditions that existed in the elemen i tary schools at the close of the last term is given in the official report of Eugene A. Nifenecker, director of ref j erence, research and statistics of the ? Board of Education. This shows that 64,131 pupils were crowded into classes . of more than fifty each. The normal 1 number of a class is thirty-five. Specially designated classes, which j by their very nature should be limited io a dozen pupils, were equally crowded ? under worse conditions due to natural I defects in the pupils. The report shows j that of two classes for cardiopathie j children, one had thirty-five pupils and j the other thirty-three. Four classes of crippled children were crowded to ? gether in classes of thirty-five to \ thirty-nine and eight other classes of I cripples had registers ranging from ' thirty to thirty-four each. j There also were large classes of han? dicapped children. One of these classes in a hospital consisted of forty-four children and another had thirty-eight children. Foreign children unable to speak English were herded under the most objectionable conditions. One of these classes consisted of sixty-one pupils according to the rctport. Even one oi Fight Over Girl I On Boat Ends in | Escort's Deathj Excursionist Back? Over- j board, Falling in Front! of Paddle Wheel, and at] Once Goes to Bottom ? Panic Stopped by Mate Fists Flying, Assailant of Ne? gro Fireman Aboard Poca-1 hontas Topples Into Bay i An excursionist was knocked over- J board and either drowned or battered j to death beneath the paddle wheels of the steamer Pocahontas when three men staged a fist battle on board that ! vessel late Saturday ni^ht, it was dis- ! closed yesterday. The two other al- j leged participants in the tragedy were I held on charges of suspicion of homi- \ cido by Magistrate Mancuso in the ! Tombs court. The man who lost his life was George Jones, twenty-five years old, of 657 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, a driver ? for the National Biscuit Company. Those held were Thomas Mullady, of 948 Dean Street, Brooklyn, a foreman ! loader employed at the Bush Terminai, ? and George Ernest Joseph, a negro fireman on the Pocahontas. Joseph is a ! British subject.. According to, stories of witnesses, Mullady and Jones were members of a j party of four.men and two girls who! started on n trip to Keansburg and re? turn. The trouble began on the re? turn trip, it ifl declared, when Arthur French, also known as "Frenchy." a deckhand, made a remark re?!"?ting upon one of the girls. Mullady and Jones, and Martin Kelly and Jarnos Francis Carr, the. two other men of the party, gathered on deck and, it is said, began a hunt for "Frenchy." They were warned by James F. Keel, first mate, and other members of the crew, including Joseph, not to "start anything." This appeared to end the matter. But a little later Joseph saw Mullady .'ind Jones approaching another mem? ber of the crew, who v/as leaning on a rail and whom the two apparently had mistaken for "Frenchy." "That's not tho man you want," Jo? seph said. "Shut up, nigger!" Mullady is re? ported to have retorted, landing a blow on the fireman's jaw. A fight ensued during which, it way said, Jones pinned the negro's arm?1 behind him to permit Mullady to "beat him up." But, backing away, Joseph reached a spot where there was no rail ? and Jones went overboard. He fell directly in tlu- path of the churning starboard paddle-wheel and ?was not seen afterward. Yelling "Man overboard!" the 630 passengers hurried to the starbourd side, causing the vessel to list. Boat were lowered, but were hauled back to the deck after a futile search. Only the presence of mind of First Mate Keel in calming excited passengers picvented a panic. Mullady and Joseph were arrested by Patrolman Daniel Noble on the ar? rival of the steamer at the Battery. Mnlladv denied he had taken part in the trouble, declaring he "had been anleep." The girls over whom the fight start"d were .?ay Hallahan, nineteen, of Mo. 64 Canal Street, a waitress, and Cather? ine O'Neil, twenty, of No. 307 Barrv Street, Brooklyn, a paper box factory ? worker. the rapid advancement classes had this unprecedented number of pupils. The report shows that there were only sixty-four classes in the entire city that had less than twenty-live chil? dren each, and these include some of the special classes that are naturally limited in number because of the spe? cial conditions governing them. Tabulated figures, included in the re? port showing the number of pupils who were crowded into classes of fifty or more, follow: Grade. Pupil?. ! Grade. Pupils. Kindergarten.. 4,325 5 A. 3,774 1 A.11,13:j ! 5 B. 2.28C 1 B. 7,111 ! f> A. 2,217 2 A. 6,687 ! 6 B. 1,774 2 B. 4,281 7 A. 873 3 A. 4.690 7 B.... ?:>f' 'J B. 4.476 8 A. 45'J 4 A. 4.7Sr, ! g B. 763 4 B. 4,636 | In April, 1921, there was a complete register of. 787,129 pupils in element? ary schools. In addition to the un? precedented crowding ?n classes, as shown in the above report, there were 83,901 lhildren on part-time instruc? tion. Some of the more crowded schools are shown in the Board of Education budget estimate which has been for? warded to the Board of Estimate for 1922. It shows that in Public School 22, at Sanford Avenue and Murray Street, Flushing, in the Borough of Queens, 29 per cent of the pupils were on part time. In Public School 48. at Spofford Ave? nue and Faile Street, the Bronx, 27 pet cent of the "register was on part time, This, however, is far exceeded by Pub? lic School 73 at La Forge Street, Mas peth, Queens, where 71 per cent of the total register is on part time. An? other school heavily pressed is Public School 119, at Avenue K and Ea?:t j Thirty-eighth Street, Brooklyn, where iJO per cent of the register is on part time instruction. In his report to William L. Ettinger. Superintendent of Schools, on April 18 last, O. B. J. Snyder, Superintendent of School Buildings, set forth that if contractors did the superhuman twen? ty-three new schools might be opened in time for the fall term. This num? ber now has dwindled to nine new schools and three additions, which de? pend upon the superhuman attributes of the contractors. Burden for Teachers As pointed out before, the official statistics show that when completed they will provide 15,199 new seats, or a total of 19,299 new seats provided throughout the entire four years of Ilearst-Hylan-Tammany power. At the time that Mayor Hylan was shouting: his slogan: "A seat for every child in school;" the Mitchel administration already had provided 4(5,100 new sets. Three months ago, when the Hylan r?gime was under fire because of un precedented conditions in the schools, as revealed by the survey of non-par? tisan women's clubs, Hearst forces or? ganized a "League to Protect the Schools." What the "league" has done is not apparent. It has slipped out of existence, just as did the $27,000,000 which Ma: or Ky!an lopped off the budget of the Board of Education last year so that other departments mi^hv receive an increased share of city funds. During the last term tnc morale of the city's 25,000 teachers was seriously j undermined as h result of heavy and impossible burdens imposed upon them ? and conditions under which they were ? I compelled to work. Conditions under which they ap- ? ?proach their work this coming term are worse, and the possibility of a complete break-down of the teaci. staff looms large. This condition is not restricted to the elementnry school?, but exists also in the high ; schools. There are more than 250.000 school children in the city who will be unable to receive full-time instruction be? cause school facilities arc inadequate, according to the experts, and the con? ditions will bcorae worse each day as the school term proceeds. - Rolled Stocking Crusader Is i*till in Jail in Bathing Suit From a Special Correspondent ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 4.?Louise Rosine, a writer whose homo ?3 in Cali? fornia, who was arrested yesterday he cause she wore her stockings rolled below her knees on the beach, is still in jail to-day and is still in her bathing suit. She says she has forgotten the ad? dress of her boarding place where her other clothes are. She is to be ar? raigned Wednesday on charges of vio? lating the beach ordinances and ol re? sisting arrest. The patrolman who ar? rested her says she struck him. Clowns and Animals in ?New Broadway Cabaret Circuw An innovation in Broadway cabaret entertainment will be seen to*night, When the Moulin Rouge reopens for the season. It wit!'be a circus, com? plete in all detail;:, with its clowns, wire walkers, acrobats, trained animals and an experienced ringmaster. "Billy" Arnold is the producer of the circus and he has assembled a com? pany of thirty performers, including Ted and Catherine Andrews and Veronica. Others are Earl Miller. Vera Gray, Fred Kellv, Madeline La Verne, Kitty Walsh, Tiny Tim and a large chorus. The "main tent" opens at 6 o'clock, with the first performance at 7:30. The production will be repeated at 11:30 after the theater. Porto l?ieaiis Urge Harding To Oust Reily Inlanders at .Meeting HoreSav Governor Rides Rough, ?hod Over Party SeeitJi,. Separation From \:. ? Lively Row at Session Minority Asserts Protest J, Made by Politicians Wfo Have lx?.*t Their Jofo, A resolution addressed to Pr*(t!(jir Harding and Con great?, Hiking - call of E. Montgomery Reilj cnor of Porto Rico, wa?, adopt ?prday aternoon at a meeting . , Waldorf-Astoria Hotel of about en. hundred Porto Rican resident* of v? York. For more than an hour tie & lery resounded with angry Z while the administration Reily was und. ? ing present a minor protested that the res< ution sented the sentiment of diag: politicians who had been ousted. Hist* and excited v , bal combat between the iwo fact ( Separatists Make I'rotest f i; osc- who sponsored lion declared that Governor Rei ridden roughshod over lions of the Union stands for the separation of Porto Rig,, from the United States, and th ? seemed to be their particular grit? anee. The resolution said ?a part: "The President of the United St*t<? saw fit to appoint a* Governor of Porte Rico a citizen from Kansas, who, ir his ignorance of our language, cm torn and our people, is overlook?!-? favorable circumstances for our isi&nc and our people, and is cor, himself in his demeai r an i (j ecutive public expressions, address to the president of the Ins in a manner unbecoming ;in Amenr?. officia!. Suppression of Spanish "Things have, come to such a pass i? Porto Rico, with the behavior of Got ernor Reily in this regard, that hi prejudices are impairing the smooth course of public business and the par formance of hi? official labors n;t equity to all islanders, irrespective c* their political beliefs, creed? or leas? ings, all of which, added to his avow?;* purpose to suppress the Snar>i=h Ian rruage in the curriculum of our school? are matters of grave coneer: I Porto Rican colony of Mew York. The meeting was organized bv Gob zalo O'Neill, J. .1. Ramos, D. < oil* and Rafael Ferrer. Mr Ram< chairman, and Mr. Collazo, as seen tary, offered the resolution. Shortly after he assumed office tt months ago Governor Reily affirwafl his opposition to any move for IVr?, Rican independence, and declared h* would never appoint an advocate af independence to any office. Govern? F.eily made known his policy in addressed to Antonio R. Barry.? dent of the Porto Rica' reply to a connnanlcfction Bure?lo recommending three nctr appointment by the Go' ernor, ai announced he had just commenced t? "clean house.*' Coal Export Remains 1M\ According to A. H. Bull weekly report, no indication of an im? provement has been noted dur last week in the export coa: niark?t Practically r.o fixtures were made, an! the few inquiries that entered r.?-r did not materialize. 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