Boston Evening Globe, April 5, 1921

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April 05, 1921

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Boston Evening Globe (Newspaper) - April 5, 1921, Boston, Massachusetts READ The Wants—The Store Advts The Uncle Dudley Editorial In Today*s Globe Mon venin*! clition VOL XCIX NO. 95 Entered as second class matter at Boston, Mass., under tile act of March 8. 187U. BOSTON, TUESDAY EVENING. APRIL 5, 1921-18 PAG ES-TWO CENTS COPYRIGHT. 1921. BT THE GLOBE NEWSPAPER OO. 7:30 FINAL-CLOSING STOCKS IN    Mrs Rankine of 5th Av, L INVESTIGATION New York, Disappears TS STATUS AS CHURCH OFFICER Courts May Be Asked to Decide Whether She Is ' I*. Still “Active” as Much as Directors The possibility that the courts may be asked to decide whether or not Mary Baker Eddy is still an active governmental officer of the Christian Science Church was revealed this morning during a hearing before Judge Braley in the Supreme Court, on the question of making alterations in the Manual of the Mother Church, pending the decision by the full bench on the major cases in lite Christian Science litigation. Edwin A. Krauthoff. speaking on his petition for an injunction restraining tile directors from revising the Manual, declared that he objected to the proposed insertion in the Manual now under preparation of the word '‘active” before the designated "officers of the church,” ■which follows the name of Mrs Eddy as pastor-emeritus, and refers to the directors of the church whose name are printed below. Mr Krauthoff said that he wished a declaration by the court that Mrs Eddy is still an active officer of the church just as much as the directors are active officers. Upon Judge Braley’s remarking that he did not see how such a condition could possibly exist.- Mr Krauthoff said that he coy kl prove it by the doctrines of the church and the admissions of church officers. Judge. Braley denied Mf Krauthoff’s request for an ad interim injunction against the directors, and said he would refer the matter to Judge Frederic A. Dodge as master. Judge Dodge was master in the original Christian Science cases. Mr Krauthoff then asked that Judge Dodge be asked to And as to the status of Mrs Eddy, and Judge Braley said that he would hear Mr Krauthoff on that question Friday. To Go to Master for Finding Earlier in the morning Judge Dodge stated that he would send the supplemental bill of John V. Dittemore, which seeks to prevent the removal of Mr Dittemore’s name from the list of directors in the new Church Manual, to a master for a finding on the questions of fact involved. In the'meantime a stipulation will be entered that there shall be no change in regard to Mr Dittemore's name pending further order by the court. Charles F. Choate .lr appeared as counsel for the trustees under Mrs Eddy's will, while Ex-Gov John I. Bates spoke as counsel for the directors. The trustees under the will are Messrs Dickey, Merrit. Neal and Ruthven of the board of directors. Mr Dittemore, whose status as a director is In litigation, and Josiah E. Fernald of Concord. N II. This is the first time the trustees under the will have appeared directly in the litigation. William G. Thompson, counsel for Mr Dittemore, said that all he asked was that the status quo be preserved until the full I tench has passed on Mr Ditte-more's status. He declared that the only issue of fact is the motive of Mr Choate’s clients in seeking the change. Mr Choate, said that Hie church records show that Mrs Annie M Knott is a director in place of Mr Dittemore and that the Manual should be in accordance with these records. Sherman I,. Whfppie, counsel for the trustees of tile Christian Science Publishing Society, who are also defend- Continuctl on tile Second Page. DECISION GIVEN OUT BY COMMITTEE Counsel in Place of Judge Chase Not Yet Chosen The special committee of the Legislature appointed to investigate the charges of ‘alleged misconduct on the part of members of the General Court in 1918 and 1919 in connection with the passage those years of Boston Elevated Railway legislation will hold public hearings was decided at a meeting today of the committee. No choice was made of a counsel to take the place of Judge Frederic H. Chase of Concord, who has withdrawn. The committee will meet again at 4 tills afternoon and it is expected that i further plans will be made at that time jas to the date and conduct of the com-i mitttee's investigation. , At 2:30 this afternoon Senator Gris-j wold, chairman of the committee, an-I pounced that the committee had requested Bank Commissioner Joseph C. I Allen to turn over to it all information in his possession concerning loans made by any of the four closed trust com-; panics to members of the 1918 Legisla-; ture. Tills is the same information asked i for by the Executive Council it is J understood the Bank Commissioner is ; ready to comply with the request of the , committee. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VOTES 20 TO I FOR GENERAL SALES TAX Rival of the Robin and Pussy Willow, the Straw Hat, Has Arrived in Boston By a vote of Dractically 20 to I, the members of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, in a referendum vote, the results of which were announced today, indorsed the principle of a general sales tax, the abolition of the excess profits tax on corporations and the surtax on individuals. They also indorsed the idea of levying a sales tax at a uniform rate on all sales, for the purpose of equitable distribution. BERESNACK ON TRIAL ON BRIBE CHARGES Woman Witness, After Denying Being Arrested in Malden, Admits She Was Arrested Four Times LAST SEEN A WEEK AGO ENTERING AN AUTO Eluding a Companion, She Rode Away Rapidly CAPTURED AFTER A HOT FICHT East Boston Building Workers Were Attacked BRITISH REPLY TO NOTE ON MESOPOTAMIAN OIL American Contentions for Equal Treatment “Scarcely Consistent” With Mexican Policy LONDON. April 5—American contentions for equality of treatment for the Be sure to have your Real Estate advts appear in tomorrow's Globe. During the three months ending March 31 the Globe printed 13,330 Real Estate advts. No System Can Beat Ours Persistent)v monthly Saving with us will in a few yearn convince you You can start with a dollar or any amount you prefer VOLUNTEER CO-OP. BANK 120 Tremont Street Tel. Wain 4200 citizens of all Nations in mandated territory are held by the British Government to be “scarcely consistent” with thefattitude of the United States toward American oil interests in Mexico. The British view is expressed in a long reply to Sec Colby’s note of last Nov 20, whicli was made public today. The note, signed by Lord Curzon, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, was delivered March I and was in answer to Sec Colby h exceptions to the San Remo agreement between Great Britain and I* lance relating to petroleum resources in Mesopotamia. That agreement. Lord t’urzon said, was not fully understood it appeared, adding that it "aimed at no monopoly or exclusive rights.” Ti16-. Mesopotamian agreement was said by I .Ord Curzon to be subject to oil concessions in the Vilayets of Bagdad and Mosul, granted to British interests before the war, and not to be treated “merely as a matter of abstract principle" without reference lo pre-war negotiations. Rights acquired in Palestine by the Standard Oil Company are no stronger than these British rights the note adds. He’s arrived! The rival of the robin, the pussywillow, the dandelion as the harbingers of Spring is right in Boston. He has even gone the robin, the pussywillow and the tfhndelion “several better,” for he has boldly—and blandly—gone on record as being convinced that Summer is at hand. He is a quiet, mild-mannered and entirely unobtrusive individual who had the temerity early today pracidly, unconcernedly, to walk through the crowded streets of the city resplendent in a shiny, new white—straw hat! It was unquestionably the first straw hat of the season, and as Mr Unknown walked with careless abandon from the vicinity of Young’s Hotel to Washington st and along that thoroughfare, only to become lost in the maelstrom of humanity, he was easily the cynosure of all eyes. He deserved credit; he’s a game guy! Pope Received Second Group of Sailors From The U. S. S. Pittsburg Samuel Beresnack, a Federal prohibition agent, charged in an Indictment returned by the Federal Grand Jury with conspiracy in asking and receiving bribes in connection with the performance of his duties as prohibition agent, went on trial before Judge Morton and a Jury in the Federal District Court this forenoon. Several challenges were made in the selection of the jury and the presentation of evidence began at 11:30, with Asst United States Dist Atty Daniel A. Shea for the Government and attorney William R. Scharton for the defense. The first witness was Frank W. Lanagan, assistant to Prohibition Enforcement Agent McCarthy, who testified that the defendant was legally appointed a prohibition agent by Commissioner Williams and had been acting for more than a year as a Federal prohibition agent. Attorney Scharton asked relative to the activities of the defendant and the number of arrests he had made. Mr Shea objected and the court advised the witness not to answer. Mrs Ida Bleeofsky, principal witnessin the case for the Government, was then called. She testified that three months ago Beresnack and two other agents searched her house and found two gallon jugs and some whisky. The next day, she testified, a man named Berman called at her house and advised her not. to employ a lawyer, but to see Beresnack and he would fix it up with her. He said, she continued, that it would be better not. to pay a lawyer $50, and would be better to give Beresnack $150 and not to be troubled with going to court. She testified she sent a man named Richmond to the Federal Building, who brough! back a business card bearing the name of Samuel Beresnack and the address 14 North Russell st. She stated that Beresnack telephoned her on the following Tuesday, and that she recognized his voice. She testified that he suid, "Are you coming over to see me?” She said she answered, "I don’t know.” He replied, “Do you want me to arrest you?” to which she said Bite replied, "You don’t have to arrest me; I will come over.” She testified that she was in court Wednesday, with her attorney and the case was continued. She testified that the following day Berman called on her at her house and told her that a man named Harry Macey and himself had a case which Beresnack fixed up for $200. Two or three days later, she testfled, she went with Berman to a house on North Russell st. but could not remember the number and that she did. not talk to Beresnack, but that Berman did. The two men were in a room and Beresnack, according to her testimony, came out after a while and said: “You better listen to Mr Berman and myself, and everything will be all right. I am in a hurry now.” "Berman,” she testified, “told me that the report in the case would be changed.” She testified, that Berman did not tell her of the contents of the report, but the attorney did. At this point the witness was cross-examined by attorney Scharton, who asked her how long she had lived in this country, to which she replied that-she had been here IO years and had lived in Midden the entire time. The attorney asked her if she had been arrested and fined $50 in the Malden Court on a liquor charge, but she denied the question in the many forms it was presented. The objections of Mr Shea were upheld by the court, who told the witness that she need not answer any question tending to incriminate her, as selling liquor is a serious charge. The attorney was unable to break the witness down in her denial of the Malden Court record, as alleged. Following the ending of the witness’ testimony, she sent word to the court that she wanted to retract a part of her testimony. On 'again taking the stand, she admitted that she had been arrested four times in Malden, as charged by the attorney for the defense, but Justified her action on what she said was her understanding of her rights. Lawyer Scharton suggested what admonishment' should be dealt out for perjury. and the court, after questioning the witness, stated that he would take that matter under consideration. GLOBE. . . 114,655 2nd Paper 18,221 Globe’s Lead 96,434 During the three months ending March 31 st, the Globe printed 114,655 want, and classified advts. This was 96,434 more than were printed in the second Boston paper (having daily and Sunday editions.) Sunday Globe Advts mutt be ordered as early In the week as Is possible. Be sure to have your Real Estate, Business Chances, Automobile, Board and Rooms and Help Wanted advts appear in tomorrow’s and Thursday's Globe. Head the Want and Classified advts in today’s Globe. ROME, April 4—Pope Benedict today received a group of sailors from the United States cruiser Pittsburg. They were presented by Chaplain Duff Of tile cruiser. This was the second detachment of sailors from the Pittsburg received hy the Pope, lite first group visiting tile Vatican on Friday last. REFUSE TO INDICT DUNN FOR SUNDAY BALL GAME BALTIMORE, April 5—The Grand Jury lias refused to indict Jack Dunn. i manager of the Baltimore Interna-j tlonals. on charges of working on Sun-1 day in a baseball game at Oriole Park I on April 3. Efforts are being made by I various Sunday observance organizations to suppress Sabbath bali playing here, but thus far without success. THE WEATHER United States Weath-er Bureau forecasts: P’or Boston and its vicinity: Fair tonight and Wednesday; somewhat cooler Wednesday; moderate, variable wind. For Southern New England:    Fair to night and Wednesday ; cooler on the Blastern Massachusetts coast tonight; moderate, shifting wind. For Northern New England: Fair to-night and Wednesday; not much change in temperature; moderate northeast and east wind. For Eastern New York: Fair tonight and Wednesday; not much change In temperature; moderate, southerly wind Lowest temperature in New England last night, 32 at Greenville and Eastport. Me Temperatures at 8 a in: New York. 56: Washington, 56; Chicago, 60; Highland Light, 42; sea, smooth Boston observations 8 a iii:    Bar*- ter, 30.31 inches; temperature, 61; highest yesterday, 61; lowest last night, 46; humidity, 49 percent; wind, west, ll miles; clear. The temperature in Boston rose to 70 degrees at 9:40 a in today when the wind shifted to east, and there was a fall of 16 degrees in 20 minutes, the thermometer at IO a rn registering 54 degree*;, J There was full sunshine Monday, or | IOO percent of the possible 12.8 hours. The Temperature Today | The thermometer ut Thotu|>soii'i* Spa reciril* I iii" temperature tip to 8 ii rn today aa follows: 1920 1021 I    1020 1021 I :t ii iii........ 39    4*    !    I    ii    in    ........ 46    .IS 11 ii iii........ 40    fit*    j    2    ti    rn........ 48    52 9 ii rn........ 42    OJI    I    3    p    rn........ 48    DI 12 rn........ 44    Ob    I PRESIDENT HARDING TO PITCH FIRST BALL IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, April 5—-President Harding, who for many years has been an enthusiastic fan, today accepted an invitation to pitch the first ball at the opening of the American baseball season here April 13. MRS ANNETTE K. RANKINS. Special Dispatch to the Globe NEW YORK, April 5—Just a week ago today Mrs Annette Kingsley Norton Rankine, wealthy widow of William Birch Rankine, and residing at 14 East 60th st, near 8th av, dismissed a limousine, which she was in the habit of using for park drives and calling, at 59th st and 2d av, near the approach to the Queensborough Bridge. Since then no trace of her has been found. Her brother, Benjamin Verner Norton, one of the assistant secretaries of the 6th-av branch of the Guaranty Truet Company, on Friday asked the police to search for her and send out a “confidential alarm.” The police have learned nothing to indicate what has become of Mrs Rankine. The strictest injunctions were imposed upon the police, all members of the family and the management of the apartment hotel at which Mrs Rankine lived, to observe secrecy, and particularly not to give any information to newspapermen. These injunctions were observed, but enough was learned to lead to the belief that Mrs Rankine, who had not been in the best of health and was subject to nervouse attacks, eluded a nurse or companion, who usually accompanied her. evaded the chauffeur, who always drove her, and vanished of her own will. Her husband was the founder of the Niagara Falls Power Company and was known in Niagara Falls as the “father” of the town. I To the surprise of her family. Mr Rankine In February, 1905, married Miss Annette K. Norton, daughter of Edward Kingsley Norton of Buffalo. On Sept 30, 1905, Mr Rankine died of pneumonia at Franconia. N H, where he and his bride were Summering. The sudden ending of her married life was a tremendous shock to Mrs Rankine. She was many years younger than her husband, was beautiful, and after his death practically the sole heir to his very considerable estate. With her mother and brother she lived for a while in Buffalo. Some years later she bought a handsome estate, the Lilacs, at New Canaan, Conn, and moved there with her mother and brother In 1917 she moved to New York city, where she and her mother rented an expensive apartment at 14 East 60th st. Suggestion of kidnaping, of some secret affair, of robbery and of bodily injury and even robbery were taken up by the police and all laid aside. A search of the city and a watch at the morgue and other places where a suicide or attempted suicide would probably be disclosed, failed. It is not known how much money Mrs Rankine had when she left her apartment. She wore very little jewelvy anil that of the simplest character, her diamond engagement ring forming the most valuable part of it. A close watch on her bank account has proved equally unproductive of results. She was dressed completely in black. A police officer had a narrow escape from being shot, his prisoner was so badly mauled that he had to be treated at a hospital, and a smallsized riot occurred in and near Maverick sq. East Boston, about noon today, when Angelo Balza, 47, living at 67 Frankfort st, attempted io use a revolver on patrolman John F. W. Ferris of the East Boston police station. Only the prompt interference<of patrolman Antonio Velardi is believed to have saved Ferris from serious injury if not death. Velardi, who was on duty in the square, heard the commotion and, rushing up, knocked the weapon from Balza’s hand with a well-directed blow of his billy. This incident was the climax of a demonstration made two hours earlier by a group of about 50 strikers in front of the building at 22 Chelsea st, where a renovating job is being done by William J. Burke, a contractor. At that time the group demanded that the six men employed on the job, all said to be union men, quit. They refused and were showered with squared sidewalk bricks. All But One May Quit Job A squad of officers hurried to the scene from Station 7, which is just around the corner at Meridian and Emmons sts, and the strikers were driven away. The demonstration had its desired effect a short time laten however, when all but one of the workmen quit. Benjamin Santosuosso, a concrete worker, remained to complete the job he had already started. He declared he too would retire when this patch of work was completed, but felt that it was a shame to allow the concrete to harden and go to waste. This decision did not appeal to the strikers, who returned and paced up and down on the sidewalk across the street from the building. Just before noon an unknown man and Balza walked toward the building. The unknown man approached George Cardillo, aged 24, son of the owner of the building. He said he was going to pull out Santosuosso. Cardillo advised him against force and put out his hand to stop him. Ae he did, it is alleged that Balza, who was standing near, picked up a brick and hurled it at him.    , Cardillo threw his band up and then ducked to escape the missile. It struck him on the hand, inflicting a severe cut. Balza then started to Continued on the Second Pnge. GETS ALLEGED THIEF AFTER THRILLING CHASE I-- Captor Then Saves Him From Attack by Enraged Roxbury Women—Man Held For Grand Jury BODY OF MAN FOUND ON NANTASKET BEACH HULL. April 5—The body of a man was found this morning face down in the sand on the beach below the Atlantic House at Nantasket. It was discovered by George Clark, Massachusetts life guard of the Metropolitan District here. The man was well dressed in a serge suit of dark blue, a white linen collar with a lavender four-in-hand tie, a white shirt with large blue and small black stripes, and black shoes and socks. He had gray hair- was smooth i shaven, of ruddy complexion, had no teeth, was 5 ft 5 in in height and was judged by the police to be about 55 years old. A cheap watch, a $2 billl in a small black wallet and 64 cents In change were the only possessions found on the body. There were no marks on the clothing or other means of identification. There was a slight bruise on the right side of the face, which Sergt Stevens of the local police said was probably caused by chafing in the sand. The police judge that he waB not in the water more than four or five hours. His hands were in good condition and indicated that he bad not recently done any manual labor. The body was viewed by John H. Peters, medical examiner for this district, who pronounced death due to drowning. The body was removed to the undertaking parlors of George H. Downing in Hingham, where it will be held for identification. Authorities are Inclined to believe it a case of suicide. Tumulty Wins His First Case—Gets a Booze Permit For a Friend in New Jersey By M. E. HENNESSY WASHINGTON, April 5—Joseph P. Tumulty, for eight years Woodrow Wilson’s private secretary, told with glee this morning of the first case he has had before the departments since he resumed practice of law. Joe was coming along loth st like a Bteam engine, when he ran into two old friends near the Treasury Building. “Glad to see you boys,” said the ex-secretary. “Don’t stop me, I’m in a great hurry; have to work for a living now. Just won my first case. “I went before Kramer this morning and poured out all the eloquence at my command on him for a whole hour. Guess he was unable to resist my oratory, for he gave me a booze permit for a client in New Jersey. Ain’t it great to work and win? I’ll say it is,” and Joe was on his way at top speed. The story of an alleged burglary and thrilling chase, which was suppressed hy the police, was revealed in West Roxbury Court this morning when Edward Scanlon, alias Edward Sullivan, was arraigned before Judge Perrins, charged with breaking and entering and larceny and with the possession of burglar’s tools. Judge Perrins held him ni $1500 on each of tile counts for the Grand Jury. A noise was heard at the door of the apartment of Arthur Sutherland at 257 Ashland st. Rosltndale, yesterday afternoon bv Mrs Mary Gorman, who lives in an adjoining apartment. Mrs Gorman screamed when she opened her door and saw a strange man. Employes of the city, who were working on the street outside, heard the screams and gave chase, but Scanlon was too fast for them. John H. Magee, a brakeman for the New Haven Road, who lives nearby, also heard the screams. He was working in his garden at the time and was wearing slippers. He started after the man and his slippers came off. He chased Scanlon along Ashland st in his stocking feet for nearly a quarter of a mile. When the men reached Brown av the children were coming out of school and hundreds of them joined in the chase. After going over several fences and througli fields, McGee, all the time in his stocking feet, at. last overtook Scanlon and brought him back t® the house. Scanlon threw away some of the jewelry, it is claimed, in his flight and also threw off his overcoat. McGee recovered them. When McGee returned to tile house with Scanlon several women were about to attack Scanlon when McGee pleaded with them to allow the police to look after the man. Scanlon pleaded with the women to let him go. claiming he was tubercular and had Just returned from a year and a half stay at Rutland. The women would not listen to his plea and opened hi! coat, where they claim they found more of the stolen property. One of the women telephoned to Station 17. Some time later a small automobile, with two police officii!., arrived on the secene anil placed Scallion under arrest. Special officer William Tilton prosecuted the case for the Government. According to the record read by probation officer Frank Skelton, Scanlon has been arrested many times and his picture is in the gallery at Police Headquarters. There have been several breaks in the Mf Hope section, near the scene of yesterday’s excitement but this is the first arrest made. The people in the Mf Hope section are stirred up over the breaks. Tile Sutherland property was valued at $165 by Mr Sutherland. Order the Daily and Sunday Globe regularly from your newsdealer or newsboy. Read the Real Estate advts in today's Globe. Hiram Ricker & Sons Go. Ricker Hotel Company ANNOUNCE THE REMOVAL OF THEIR OFFICE TO 372 BOYLSTON ST. Ret ween Arlington and Berkeley St*. AM. INFORMATION REGARDING POI. A NU IVA TESI AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS MAV HE OBTAINED AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS. 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