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Jersey City Re-elects
Kenny to Commission In Close Contest By the Associated Press JERSEY CITY. N. J., May 13. Mayor John V. Kenny retained a place on the City Commission in a close-fought municipal election yesterday, but whether this meant his re-election as Mayor remained in question. Mr. Kenny and his bitter rival. Frank Hague Eggers, both were chosen city commissioners in the election in which waterfront crime was the principal issue. Both are Democrats. Unofficial totals showed that Mr. Kenny carried two of his supporters with him to victory, giving the Mayor’s forces a three-to-two majority on the five-man commission, which fills the Mayor post from among its members. One of Mr. Eggers’ candidates won with him. For Mr. Eggers. it was a step on the comeback trail from 1949, when a full Kenny ticket swept Mr. Eggers out of office and tore the once-invincible Frank Hague Democratic empire into tatters. Mr. Eggers is Mr. Hague's nephew. Recheck Almost Certain. The election result, a big sur prise to a city which had not elected a split ticket in nearly four decades, is almost certain to be disputed. Under New Jersey law’, the five men receiving the largest number of votes are elected. Thirteen candidates were in the field, three of them independ ents. Mr. Eggers’ campaign man ager, State Senator Edward J. O'Mara, Democrat, of Hudson pointed to the unofficial vote re sults which placed an Eggers candidate—Thomas Gangemi— in sixth place by only 222 votes and said: •'l’m sure there'll be a re check.” The Eggers forces claimed early today they did not receive or see tally sheets from 12 dis tricts which mistakenly were locked up in the city clerk's office. Two Republicans Elected. They demanded to see the sheets on grounds that a check might show that Mr. Gangemi possibly placed fifth. If so. this would give the three-to-two city commission majority to Mr. Eg gers instead of Mr. Kenny. The vote result also was un usual in Jersey City in that two Republicans were elected in the Democratic bastion—but each was on a rival ticket. Joshua Ringle, only G. O. P. running mate of Mr. Eggers and a long-time Hague foe, topped the field with 63,876 votes. Mr. Eggers followed with 62,805: Bernard Berry, a Kenny man. 62,491; Mr. Kenny. 61,738. and Donald Spence, the Kenny Re publican re-elected to office, 61.397. The five-man commission will RALEIGH HABERDASHER 1310 F ST. Cool , Breezy Comfort • v ; .. > y i a Milii I a * I iliitai' S Arrow’s Lightweight pssrow g ms ' -x ? * "t ■ ARAZEPHYR SHIRT Ideal, airy, tissue thin fabric woven with thousands of open windows for extra coolness. San forized for less than 1 % shrink age. Three flattering collar styles; Belmont, . fused regular collar; Copley, regular collar with stays; Sussex, medium spread collar with stays. 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Use Our Convenient 4-Month Extended Payment Plan Virginia Boy Gels Medal For Saving Playmate David Wesley Benn, 12, of Falls Church, V ~ has been awarded a medal lor pulling a schoolmate from the path of a bus last October. 7 The was presented by the Ameri can Motorists’ Insurance Co in a ceremony W‘ yesterday at the Oak Street School. A sim ilar presenta tion was made last night at a meeting of the Falls ■ Church Lions D,T,d Benn - Club David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Benn of 607 Poplar drive, was a school patrol guard on Lee highway when a 10-year- Bird-Catching Tree Divides Botanists • And Ornithologists By th« Astocioted Pr**» 1 AUCKLAND, May 13 (NANA). —Birdlovers have just demanded the removal of a tree from a local park here. They say that the tree—a pisonia, with clusters of stick* seed pods—catches birds and holds them fast until they starve to death. Local botanists, however, have appealed to the Auckland Coun cil to take no notice of the com plaints. They say the tree is a curiosity and of great interest to overseas 1 visitors. And, by now, the birds should know better. old boy riding a bicycle hit a I stone and was thrown into the I path of a bus. David dashed to him. pulled the bicycle off him and helped him to safety. RALEIGH HABERDASHER OPEN THURSDAY 12:30 TO Grunewald Probers To Pull No Punches, Chairman Kean Says By the Asiociated Pres* Representative Kean, Repub lican, of New Jersey, declared to day “no punches will be pulled for anyone” in a House inquiry into the activities of Henry (The Dutchman) Grunewald, Wash ington influence man. Mr. Kean heads a House Ways and Means subcommittee making the inquiry, and sources close to the group said the investigation has touched off some political tremors in both parties. The subcommittee summoned Grunewald back today for an other round of questioning. Be fore his appearance Mr. Kean declared in an interview: “This committee has been given funds to investigate tax irregularities and the adminis THE EVENING STAR. Washington, D. C. „ . . WEDNESDAY, MAT 13, 1953 tration of the Internal Revenue laws, and that’s just what it’s going to do on any subject which comes under our Juris ! diction.” Denies Politftal Pressure. ! He denied political pressure has been exerted on him to bring an end to Grunewald’s long questioning by the committee— ! “certainly not lately,” he added. “I haven’t had a suggestion or a telephone call—in weeks,” Mr. Kean said. i Grunewald, 60-year-old friend ! of important figures in Govern ment, probably will be excused after scheduled sessions with the j committee today and tomorrow. 1 Grunewald is facing sentence in Federal District Court for contmpt of Congress, but Jugde Alexander Holtzoff today de i ferred the sentencing a second | time. Grunewald was to have been sentenced tomorrow for ! refusifig to talk to Mr. Kean's ** A-9 group last year, but the judge set a new date of May 28. Purpose of Postponment. Assistant United States At torney William Hitz said he asked the postponment, as he did a prior one, to give the House in vestigators more time to question Grunewald. During his numerous appear ances in public session, Grune wald has denied pulling wires in the Internal Revenue Bureau to “fix” income tax cases, but ac knowledged that he earned high fees for introducing troubled taxpayers to lawyers specialising in tax cases. Pigeon Back After 7 Years A racing pigeon has returned voluntarily to its owner. Lionel McLoughlin of Bloemfontein. South Africa, after having been missing since a race seven years ago.