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COURT NEWS..1931..October- November- December
Brooklyn Daily Standard Union
1 OCTOBER 1931
GOLDEN WILLS $1,000 TO WIFE
Of his estate of more than $15,000 Irving V. GOLDEN, of 494 Putnam avenue,
who died at St. Mary's Hospital Sept. 8, has left only $1,000 to his widow,
"I have purposely given my wife," Mr. GOLDEN stated in his will, "as small a
share in my estate as possible, and I have excluded her from arranging my
burial and from taking any part in the administration of my estate for
reasons best known to herself."
The remainder of the estate Mr. GOLDEN has left to his niece, Mary V. MAUND,
of 441 Monroe street.
Sarah E. BURKE has left her estate of $7,000 to her children. The bequests
include $500 each to her daughters, Anna THURLEY and Alice BONANDER, and to
her sons, James and William BURKE, and $300 to her son, Joseph BURKE. The
remainder of her estate she has bequeathed to her daughters, Helen and Sadie
MCKEON and Mary BURKE.
Catherine FOX MAY of 1339 Prospect place left her estate of more than $5,000
to her daughter, Elizabeth E. FOX.
2 October 1931
MOTHER GIVES GIRL CHOICE OF HER MONEY OR HUSBAND
Daughter Must be Unmarried at Time Legacy is Received
Her husband or a legacy was the choice left to Mrs. Janette NEWMAN of New
Haven by her mother, Alida BUDLONG GORTON, of 160 Remsen street, under the
terms of he will filed in the office of Surrogate George A. WINGATE. The
estate is estimated at $12,000.
To her daughter, Janette NEWMAN, Mrs. GORTON left one-fourth of the estate
provided that at the time of her mother's death Mrs. NEWMAN is a widow or is
not living with her present husband. In the event she is living with the one
who was her husband at the time the will was drawn then she will receive the
income from one-fourth of the estate.
The principle of this share will be given to Mrs. NEWMAN during her lifetime,
should she separate from her husband, but in the event she does not separate
from her husband in question, then this share on her death is to pass to her
children, if any survive her, and otherwise the share is to be distributed
among the three other children of Mrs. GORTON.
These three other children are Thomas, Cornelia and Mabel GORTON, each of
whom has been bequeathed one-fourth of the estate.
James Demarest JohnSON of 104 McDonough street has left in trust his entire
estate of more than $20,000 for his widow, Henrietta JohnSON. On her death it
is directed that a trust fund of $50,000 be established for Barbara WESTBROOK
JohnSON, a grandchild. The rest of the estate will go to Ella BUSSING of 870
Carroll street, a daughter of Mr. JohnSON.
Annie GIBBONS of 140 Warren street has bequeathed from her $4,000 estates,
$500 to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and $100 each to the
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Peter's church and to the French nursing
Sisters. The rest of her estate she has left to her friend, John J. SULLIVAN
of 486 Classon avenue.
John T. SLOAN of 242 Twelfth street has left his estate of $9,000 to his
widow, Catherine SLOAN.
3 October 1931
DELAYS ACTION ON MRS. BOELL
Queens County Judge Frank F. ADEL in Long Island City has postponed for one
week the passing of sentence upon Mrs. Evelyn BOELL, one-time a member of the
"Follies" chorus. She pleaded guilty several days ago to the charge of
perjury in connection with a suit for $250,000 against the estate of Joseph
MORAN, millionaire sportsman.
Judge ADEL said he had not had sufficient time to give the matter proper
8 October 1931
BORO MAN FREE OF MURDER AFTER VICTIM MADE THREATS
Killing followed Card Game and Alleged Attack With Knives
Richard SUBONJY, 27, of 170 State street, is clear today of the charge of
murder in the first degree.
After all the evidence against SUBONJY had been submitted to a jury before
County Judge MARTIN, Attorneys Edward J. REILLY and Louis DRAGO, for the
defense, moved for a dismissal of the charge on the ground of self-defense.
Judge MARTIN granted the motion.
SUBONJY, it was alleged, on Aug. 23, 1930, on State street near Court, shot
and killed Michael SIMURO and seriously wounded Thomas SIMURO, his brother.
The only evidence against SUBONJY, were his own statement and the testimony
of Joseph HASSEN of 151 Baltic street.
STAYS OFF STAND
SUBONJY did not take the stand, but in his statement he asserted he shot only
after the SIMURO brothers, flourishing knives, set upon him, HASSEN testified
that the night before during a card game the SIMUROS had threatened to "get"
SUBONJY after the latter had accused them of cheating.
Since the murder of his brother, Thomas SIMURO has disappeared and police
have been unable to get any trace of him. Both of the SIMUROS have police
SUBONJY fled to Passaic, N. J., where he had dyed his hair from black to a
bright red. he also experienced a novel phase of police treatment to get
evidence. On Sept. 15, 1930, SUBONJY was arrested for the theft of a woman's
solitaire diamond ring with a raised setting.
Unable to find the ring but believing that SUBONJY had swallowed it,
detectives in Passaic gave SUBONJY a painless medical treatment, the major
effect of which was the production of the ring.
Later he was brought back to Brooklyn.
10 October 1931
TEACHER SAYS SPOUSE WOOED BLONDE WOMAN
Justice STRONG hears Divorce Pleas - Man Admits Two Wives
Mrs. Adrienne V. SCOTT, a school teacher, living at 74 Irving place, told
Supreme Court Justice STRONG in the Special Term, Jamaica, that her husband,
George SCOTT, a traveling salesman, on June 5 last broke his marital vows and
entertained a pretty blonde woman in a Manhattan hotel. Justice STRONG
reserved decision on her application for a divorce. The couple were married
March 24, 1923, and have no children.
Mrs. Josephine RICARDO, of 25-95 Eighth avenue, Astoria, told of marrying
James M. RICARDO on Aug. 16, 1928, only to learn eight months later that he
had another wife.
RICARDO admitted he had previously been married to Victoria MINGERELLI under
the name of Vincenzio MINGERELLI. He claimed that he married a second time,
believing that his first wife divorced him. Decision was reserved on Mrs.
RICARDO's application for an annulment.
Frederick William BERLIN, of 108-16 148th street, Jamaica, also sought an
annulment from his wife, Mrs. Meta BERLIN, of 110-14 182d street, Springfield
Gardens, claiming that while she had admitted being a mother before their
marriage, she failed to inform him that she had given birth to two children.
Mrs. BERLIN claimed her husband knew of this prior to the marriage. Decision
15 October 1931
ALLEGED 'CON' MAN GETS HIGHER BAIL
Irving ABRAHAMS an alleged confidence man living at 80 Ludlow street,
Manhattan, had his bail bond increased from $2, 500 to $5,000 by Magistrate
EILPERIN in Adams street court today, when it was brought out that he had
attempted to fleece George TIECHER of 2700 Grand Concourse out of $1,500 as a
fee to get him into medical school.
ABRAHAMS originally offered to sell a newsstand at 83 Lancaster avenue to
Joseph HERMAN on Nov. 15, 1930 for $3,000. After the money had been paid in
$500 payments, according to the complaint. ABRAHAMS is said to have admitted
he didn't own the stand.
ADOPTION SENDS MAN TO JAIL WHEN BIGAMY CHARGE FAILS
Wingate Is Witness and Testifies He Swore Falsely
Three women, all claming to be his wives, could not send Joseph MAY, 39, of
527 West 133rd street, Manhattan, to jail, but a little child, now only four
years old, has opened the prison doors for him to enter.
Before County Judge MARTIN today, MAY, when he was called for trial by
Assistant District Attorney Charles N. COHEN, pleaded guilty to a charge of
making a false statement. He was remanded to Raymond street jail to await
On February 15, 1929, MAY obtained from Surrogate WINGATE the adoption of
two-year-old Gladys WHITE, whose parents had separated. He produced a woman
whom he represented as his wife. As proof he showed a certificate. It was
later revealed that this certificate was that of his marriage to his first
wife in 1918, who died long before 1929.
This perjury remained hidden until MAY was arrested on a charge of bigamy.
Three women came forward and each declared herself to be the legal wife of
MAY. At his trial before County Judge CONWAY it was brought out that two of
the complainants against MAY already had husbands when they married MAY. In
the case of one of these two, it was alleged she married MAY only after he
had assured her that her first marriage had been legally annulled. As a
matter of fact it had never been annulled.
But under the law with the two women already having husbands one legal
marriage only could be charged to MAY, and therefore the charge of bigamy
collapsed. But he had no defense to the lie he had told Surrogate WINGATE,
who was a witness against him before the Grand Jury.
Surrogate WINGATE set aside the adoption of the WHITE child by MAY, and gave
her over to the care of the Children's Society. Arrangements have been
completed by the Children's Society for the child to become a member of a
W. R. SMITH LEAVES ESTATE OVER $100,000 TO FAMILY
Susan A. NICOLL Bequeaths $15,000 to her Nephews and Nieces
Wilson R. SMITH of 557 Bedford avenue has bequeathed his estate of more than
$100,000 to his widow and children under the terms of his will filed in the
office of Surrogate George A. WINGATE.
M. SMITH has placed his estate in trust and directed that one-third of the
income be paid his widow, Fannie C. SMITH of Bayport, L. I. To Mattie M.
SMITH, a sister of 557 Bedford avenue, $1,200 annually is to be paid, and the
remainder of the income is to go in equal shares to Edith MCKEE, a daughter
of Bayport, L. I., and to Gordon R. SMITH of Cynwyd, Pa. On the death of the
widow the estate will pass to the two children.
Susan A. NICOLL of 362 Seventy-second street has bequeathed $1,000 each to
the Congregational Home for the Aged and the Faith Home for Incurables. The
residue of the estate, estimated at more than $15,000, she has left to
nephews and nieces. The bequests include $5,000 in trust for a nephew,
William NICOLL of Plainfield, N. J., which on his death will go to Anna
FITZGERALD, niece, of Plainfield; Susan SHERIDAN, a niece, of 550 Bay Ridge
avenue, and Harry NICOLL, a nephew of Montauk avenue.
Josephine GAHRINGER, of 3804 avenue R, has bequeathed $5 to Adela WORTH, whom
she has described as an adopted daughter missing for two years, but whose
address is given as Little Neck, N. Y. Mrs. GANRINGER has bequeathed $1,000
to her husband, Charles, and the remainder of her estate, estimated at
$6,786, to her stepdaughter, Florence HELMUTH.
****Transcribers note the spelling of the last name is as printed*****
Joseph EMMERMAN, of 618 Avenue S, has left his estate of more than $20,000 in
trust for his widow, Sarah, and his children, Harry, Ida and Samuel EMMERMAN.
On the death of his widow it is directed that the estate be distributed among
the foregoing children and also among Alexander, Irving and Israel EMMERMAN,
children by the first wife of the testator.
19 October 1931
BIGAMIST WITH FOUR WIVES GOES TO SING SING FOR 5 YEARS
Musician Must Serve Second Term for the Same offense
John William GRIMM, a musician, 32, has had four wives. For the second time
he is going to Sing sing for bigamy.
GRIMM first was married in 1917 to Lucille HUNNARD at Memphis, Tennessee. At
that time he was in the United States Army. They lived together for only a
month. In 1918 GRIMM married Anna HAUPERT in New York City. They lived
together for two months. Nov. 8, 1919, after pleading guilty to bigamy in
Nassau County, he was sentenced to serve a term in Sing Sing prison and
released from prison Aug. 16, 1921.
Four days after being released from prison GRIMM again married, this time
Mildred STEETS of New Haven, Conn. In 1926 GRIMM and wife No. 3 went their
April 27 of this year GRIMM tried it again. He married Clara GRAY of Maspeth,
Queens, and they went to live with her parents. Last July wife No. 4
discovered her husband had a past history, which included previous wives and
no legal divorces or annulments, and she had him arrested for bigamy.
Oct. 9 GRIMM pleaded guilty to bigamy as a second offender. Yesterday Judge
Frank F. ADEL in the Queens County court sentenced him to serve five years in
Sing Sing Prison.
20 October 1931
FREED BY COURT IN SELTZER THEFT
John HIRESKE, 24, of 140 north ninth street, was discharged in Bridge Plaza
court, when arraigned before magistrate FOLWELL on a charge of petty larceny.
The affidavit said he stole three bottles of seltzer from a wagon at North
Ninth and Berry streets, on Sept. 30. The testimony failed to sustain the
29 October 1931
$65,000 AWARD FOR ENGINEER
A jury's sealed verdict, awarding $65,000 to Ethan A. REMMERT, formerly a
locomotive engineer in his suit for damages against the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, was opened by Federal Judge MOSCOWITZ today. REMMERT had sued for
REMMERT alleged that on Dec. 12, 1929, while he was an engineer in the employ
of the railroad, he was looking out the storm window of his engine cab when
the window was broken as it struck an iron bar attached to a cab on a siding
and that broken glass and steel injured him so that he has since been
REMMERT testified from a stretcher on the first day of the trial.
William Paul ALLEN, counsel for the railroad company, moved that the verdict
be set aside as excessive and against the weight of evidence, and Judge
MOSCOWITZ set Nov. 4, as the date for argument on the motion.
DR. MEAGHER'S ESTATE SMALL
Surrogate WINGATE today granted letters of administration to Mrs. Winifred R.
MEAGHER of 458 Clinton avenue, on the estate of her husband, Dr. John W.
MEAGHER, prominent Brooklyn physician, who died Aug. 25 in Stroudsburg, Pa.
The widow's petition said Dr. MEAGHER had died without leaving a will, that
he was possessed of personal property not exceeding $3,000 and did not own
real estate. It stated that the next of kin are the widow, a daughter,
Winifred R., and a son, John.
Permission was also requested to allow the search of Dr. MEAGHER's private
safe deposit box in a vault of the Security Safe Deposit Company, to see if
he had left a will there. James I. CLIFF, attorney, said Mrs. MEAGHER owned
all the real estate and the house on Clinton avenue.
30 October 1931
DIVORCE DENIED TO GASOLINE MAN
A sealed verdict, opened today by Justice HUMPHREY in Queens Supreme Court in
Long Island City denied a divorce to Joseph GERARDI, 45, a gasoline service
station proprietor of 80-15 Forty-fifth avenue, Elmhurst, who had sued Mrs.
Jennie GRANT GERARDI.
The wife said her husband was trying to get rid of her because she was old
fashioned, although she admitted her hair, now blonde, was naturally
brunette. The couple were married 15 years ago and have no children.
GERARDI named Nicholas BARBERA, a milk superintendent but Mrs. GERARDI denied
CHARGE REDUCED FOR BOYS BY NOVA
County Judge NOVA today allowed two youths to plead guilty to a charge of
unlawful entry, instead of burglary, when Sanford MARKHAM, counsel and a
member of the Brig Brothers Association, told the judge that one of the boys,
Harry MANOLIN, 16, of 62 Pike street, Manhattan, was the oldest of six
fatherless children and was desperate for work. He and John EVANISHIN, 16 of
626 East Fifth street, were charged with entering Mrs. Mary COLE’S home at
772 Jefferson avenue, Oct. 16 and stealing clothes worth $200. No date was
set for sentence.
2 November 1931
M'QUEENEY LEAVES ESTATE TO WIDOW
An estate valued at only "about $2,000 personal property" was left by
Henry McQUEENEY, former captain of the Jamaica police station, according to
his will filed for probate with Surrogate HETHERINGTON of Queens. The
testator directs that the entire estate be given to his wife, Mrs. Ellen
McQUEENEY of 35-06 Elm street, Long Island City.
McQUEENEY after retiring from the Police Department operated a bus line
in Central Queens. He died Sept. 25.
NEGRO CONVICTED OF ENTERING HOME
Ogler COLLINS, 25, a Negro, of 216 Jeanette avenue, Far Rockaway,
convicted of burglary in Queens County Court, will be sentenced by Judge
Frank F. ADEL on Friday.
COLLINS was captured a few minutes after he had broken into the home of
Mrs. Augusta KUPPERBERG at 1340 Seneca street, Far Rockaway, on Sept. 22.
SENT TO PRISON FOR AUTO THEFT
Despite the complainant's willingness to withdraw, William BADER, 32, of
21-27 Seventy-second street, Maspeth, was convicted by Justices McINERNEY,
VOORHEES and FLOOD in the Queens Special Sessions of a charge of petty
larceny. The police record showed that BADER had already been convicted of
two misdemeanor charges. As a result, he was immediately sentenced to the
New York penitentiary.
BADER was arrested on complaint of Sol KOHN of 23-01 Steinway street,
Astoria, who said the prisoner on Jun 16 stole his sixty-dollar automobile
from Potter avenue, Astoria. Since that time, KOHN sought to have the
charge withdrawn, but the court insisted he prosecute.
GETS $200 AWARD IN GIRL'S DEATH
John WEGMANN, 199-17 111th avenue, Hollis, was awarded $200 by a jury
before Justice Edward J. BYRNE, in Queens Supreme Court for the death of his
daughter, Dorothy, seven.
John REED, 119-26 189th street, Hollis, was sued on the ground that his
automobile killed the girl at 188th street and Jamaica avenue, Hollis, on
Oct. 27, 1927, the car at the time being driven by Miss Catherine REED, 22,
daughter of the defendant.
The defense contended the girl ran into the side of the automobile.
5 November 1931
GIRL IS CLEARED IN YATES SHOOTING
Ruth Jaynes CRANMER, attractive blonde, was freed today of charges of
shooting Roy T. YATES, former New Jersey State Senator, after the Grand Jury
failed to return an indictment.
Thus was disclosed an incident which resulted in YATES' resignation from
the Senate. Only one witness was called. Detective James J. COTTER, who
investigated the shooting last August in Miss CRANMER's apartment.
YATES was not called because he could not be subpoenaed, Assistant
District Attorney ARCHIBALD said.
BORO RUG DEALER SUED FOR DIVORCE
Mrs. Lillian SUTTON, of 1933 Sixty-fourth street, applied today to
Supreme Court Justice CROPSEY for a decree of divorce from Joseph A. SUTTON,
a rug importer.
She charged that SUTTON had fallen in love with one Vivian EDWARDS, a
brunette, about 18 years old, whom he met in New Orleans while on a business
trip several months ago. He has not returned home since, she stated in her
affidavit, and is now living with Vivian in a New Orleans hotel. Decision
6 November 1931
FIND MORAMARCO GUILTY OF MURDER
A General Sessions Jury in Manhattan today found Mario MORAMARCO, 44,
guilty of the second degree murder of Cornelius KAHLEN, aged real estate dealer.
The jury was out a little over four hours.
MORAMARCO confessed to police that he stabbed KAHLEN to death with a
screw driver because of the latter's alleged cruelties to Mrs. KAHLEN, whom
he had regarded as his "mother" and who once had planned to adopt him.
7 November 1931
WALKER Default Case Reopened
Federal Judge BYERS today granted a motion reopening the default case of
Mrs. Maude WALKER against her husband, Edward P. (Mickey) WALKER,
middleweight champion, from whom she is divorced. Judge BYERS also allowed
the puglist to substitute George WOLF of 233 Broadway, Manhattan, for Sidney
W. SALMON of 67 West Forty-fourth street, Manhattan, as his counsel.
Mrs. WALKER sued for $28,870 for the care of the couple's children, and
when WALKER's answer was not filed on time, the default was entered. The
answer, it was said, was signed by WALKER, but not filed by his attorney.
In accordance with Judge BYERS' decision today, a new answer will be
filed, and the case given preference in the December term. Burton K. KARBUS
of 105 Court street is attorney for Mrs. WALKER, who now lives in Brooklyn.
11 November 1931
WOMAN NOW FACES CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY
Judge Directed Verdict, Sets New Bail - Youth Admits Guilt
Mrs. Amy CONLIN was acquitted on a directed verdict and her lover, James
De PEW, received a sentence of from thirty years to life imprisonment today
when their trial for the murder of John T. CONLIN, the woman's husband, came
to an end.
Mrs. CONLIN still faces a charge of conspiracy to rob, but additional
charges against De PEW were dropped when he was allowed to plead guilty to
second degree murder.
The woman, who has shown signs of strain throughout the trial, collapsed
when County Judge ADEL agreed to direct a verdict of acquittal, and was
carried from the court. Her bail on the conspiracy charge was set at $7,500.
The couple have been on trial before Judge ADEL in Long Island City for
the past week. The State completed its case against them late yesterday and
court opened today with the motions to dismiss.
GIGOLO SHOWS EMOTION
Tears poured from the eyes of De PEW as he was led away to a cell. He
was trembling in every muscle as he faced Judge ADEL for sentence, and when
asked if he wanted to plead he could not answer for some time.
Judge ADEL based his acceptance of the plea on a report from the Home of
Male Defectives at Napanok which stated that De PEW in 1929 at the age of 19
had a mental age of 13 years, "and you haven't improved a great deal since
then," the judge said to him.
File No. 1638-1930 - The People of the State of New York by the grace of
God, free and independent, - To:
Lida TUNIS LIPPENCOTT,
Emma TUNIS VILE,
Floyd H. TUNIS,
Lillie TUNIS KING,
Addie TUNIS PATTERSON,
Carrie Elizabeth MURRAY,
Emma V. PATTERSON,
Mary G. VAN BUREN,
Benjamin H. KEIPER,
Friend-in-Need Day Nursery,
St. Martin's P.E. Church,
John C. CREVELING,
Emerson D.R. CREVELING and Howard A. MICHENER, if living, whose place of
residence is unknown, and cannot with due diligence be ascertained, and if
dead, the heirs at law, next of kin, widow, executors, administrators,
devises, legatees, assignees and successors in interest, if any there be of
the said Howard A. MICHENER, whose names, places of residence and post
office addresses are unknown and cannot with due diligence be ascertained,
Whereas, John C. CREVELING, who resides at No. 192 Arlington Avenue,
Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, and Emerson D.R. CREVELING, who
resides at No. 235 Arlington Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York,
have presented their Accounts as Executors of Eliza G. WILLIAMS, deceased,
lately residing at No. 101 Barbey Street, in the Borough of Brooklyn, County
of Kings, City and State of New York, and a petition praying that their
account may be judicially settled:
Now, therefore, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause
before our Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, to be held at the Hall
of Records in the County of Kings, on the 16th day of December, 1931, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon, why such settlement should not be had.
In testimony whereof, we have caused (Seal) the seal of our said
Surrogate's Court to be hereunto affixed.
Witness Hon. George Albert WINGATE, Surrogate of our said County of the
Borough of Brooklyn, in the said County, the 6th day of November, 1931.
John R. McDONALD, Clerk of the Surrogate's Court
19 November 1931
File No. 5834 - 1931 - THE PEOPLE of the State of New York, by the grace of
God free and independent, to
Myrtle M. MASEAR,
Lloyd HENNE and Mary MILLER: Send greeting:
Whereas, Blanchard F. ATKINSON, who resides at No. 8 South Oxford
Street, in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, has presented a
petition praying for a decree that a certain instrument in writing, hearing
date the 15th day of June, 1931, relating to real and personal property be
duly proved as the last will and testament of Elizabeth ATKINSON, No. 8
South Oxford Street, in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York.
Now, therefore, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause
before our Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, to be held at the Hall
of Records, in the County of Kings, on the 23rd day of December, 1931, at
ten o'clock in the forenoon, why such decree should not be made.
In testimony whereof, we have caused (Seal) the seal of our said
Surrogate's Court to be hereunto affixed.
Witness, Hon. George Albert WINGATE, Surrogate of our said County, at
the Borough of Brooklyn, in the said County the 18th day of November, 1931.
John R. McDONALD
Clerk of the Surrogate's Court.
This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not
obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear, it will be assumed that
you consent to the proceedings, unless you file written objections thereto.
You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. 11-19-4-4
20 November 1931
SHOULDER STRAP GIRL'S CASE POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK
Lawyer Too Busy to Argue Fingerprint Appeal of Sylvia MARDER
The case of Sylvia MARDER, 17, who on Aug. 5 was sentenced to one day in
jail when she pleaded guilty to "exposing her anatomy" by dropping the right
shoulder strap of her bathing suit while sunning on the Coney Island beach
at the foot of West Thirty-third street, came up for retrial before
Magistrate HAUBERT in Coney Island court to-day and was put over for Nov.
27, when her attorney, Francis D. SAITTA, of 182 Suydam street, sent word by
a clerk that he was busy in another court and requested an adjournment.
Sylvia, who lives at 468 Junius street, was served with a summons on
July 24 by Patrolman Joseph BYINGTON for allowing her bathing suit strap to
slip off and down the side of her arm.
On July 25 she appeared in Coney Island court, pleaded not guilty, and
the case was adjourned for examination Aug. 5. On that date Magistrate
STEERS sentenced her to one day in jail or $5 fine when she changed her plea
to guilty. Sylvia didn't have the $5 and served the sentence, which meant
confinement until four o'clock that day.
On Nov. 10 the Court of Special Sessions reversed Magistrate STEERS'
decision and a new trial was ordered, as Sylvia said that she didn't
understand what she was supposed to do at the time of the trial, and that
she hadn't really meant to change her plea of not guilty.
Magistrate STEERS has stated that the day featured a heavy summer court
calendar and that if he had known the girl was only 17 years old or that she
didn't have the $5, he would not have allowed her to go to jail - as her
fingerprints were taken when that occurred. He said that he was so busy he
just took the guilty plea and gave a minimum sentence.
23 November 1931
Mrs. WALSH Now Sues Doctor For Money to Meet Debts
Renews Separation Fight Following Dismissal of Cross-Divorce
Mrs. Irene WALSH, of 608 St. Marks avenue, who recently appeared before
Supreme Court Justice DUNNE as complainant and defendant in cross-divorce
actions brought by her and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. WALSH, Brooklyn
physician, today asked Supreme Court Justice CROPSEY to direct the doctor to
pay alimony, pending trial of her suit for separation.
Specifically, she asked $2,111.18 for the payment of pressing household
debts, $250 to enable the immediate purchase of necessary clothing for
herself and her children and $200 per week alimony for the support of
herself and the children, Nancy, 14; William, 11 and John, 17.
Decision was reserved.
TELLS OF INCOME
She claims that Dr. WALSH told her and others that his income exceeds
$60,000 yearly. She says he is medical examiner for the Corporation
Counsel's office, the B.M.T. and the Public Service Corporation of New
Jersey. In spite of this, she claims, he allows her only $5 per day for the
household, the children's expenses alone amounting to that figure.
SEEKS FLAT SUM
Dr. WALSH says that he is willing to support the family, but that he
wants the court to set a flat sum so that he will not be bothered by further
demands. Even now, he adds, he is supporting his wife's mother and father
and his wife's daughter by a previous marriage.
Dr. WALSH further states that the publicity given his marital
difficulties has crippled his medical practice.
In the cross-divorce action, both of which were thrown out by the court,
Dr. WALSH charged misconduct, naming Dr. Stephen SZALAY, young Hungarian
physician, while Mrs. WALSH named Genevieve MOSAAKOWSKI, maid in the WALSH
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