Penman’s Art Journal, February 1898
Penman’s Art Journal, March 1898, and here
Penman’s Art Journal, April 1898
Penman’s Art Journal, June 1898
Penman’s Art Journal, August 1898
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Fraud.The Macon Telegraph, October 12, 1877, said Lovett arrived at the Brown House yesterday.
The following we clip from the Poultry World, for June. We regret that we must confirm the statement, as the same parties, during last winter, swindled us out of a small amount:
“We alluded, last month, to W. P. Lovett, a poultry dealer of Ogeeche, Ga., in terms not complimentary. We have learned that “Burns & Co.” so designated, are their allies; or the latter firm is simply another name for Lovett. Look out for them, for they are reported to us, on the best of authority, as swindlers of the worst type.”
Shooting a Scandal-Monger.—A fatal shooting affair occurred in Meriweather county. Ga., Monday. Warren Lovett, a well-known whisky “drummer,” was recently made the subject of a social scandal, and his name coupled with that of a lady of one of the first Georgia families. Lovett denounced the report as an infamous lie. He traced it to W. B. Reynolds as the author. Monday afternoon Lovett and two friends, riding on a country road, met Reynolds. Lovett dismounted from his horse and said: “Reynolds, you have told an infamous lie about me, and you must retract it here, in the presence of these gentlemen.” Reynolds said: “It is no lie, and I won’t retract it.” Reynolds then drew a pistol and fired, missing Lovett. Lovett drew a revolver and shot Reynolds in the breast. He died Tuesday morning and in his dying statement declared that he bad no pistol, and that one of Lovett’s friends fired the pistol and laid it by his side in the road. The case has created great excitement. Reynolds was of bad reputation and sympathy is with Lovett.Another account of the incident appeared in the National Police Gazette (New York), September 6, 1879.
The Reynolds Homicide.Lovett was recorded twice in the 1880 census. In Griffin, Georgia, Lovett was a commercial broker married to Sallie. The oldest of three children was born in Texas; the others in Georgia. The family had a servant. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Georgia, Lovett was a liquor dealer. According to the census all of his children were born in Georgia and the family did not have a servant.
Near Griffin, Ga., on Sunday, the 3rd inst., Warren P. Lovett, a well-known and esteemed citizen of Atlanta, while on his way to pay a social visit, in company with two friends, named Trammell and Thorne, encountered in the road one J. K. Reynolds, a farmer, residing in the vicinity, who, Lovett had been informed, had circulated a scandalous report concerning him and involving a respectable young lady of the neighborhood.
Lovett, upon seeing Reynolds, addressed him as follows:
“You have circulated a report of me which you know to be utterly untrue, and now I want you to correct it to Mr. Trammell and Mr. Thorne, which will be satisfactory to me.”
Reynolds replied, “Yes, I started the report, and God damn you, I’ll kill you too!”
Wherepon [sic] Reynolds proceeded to draw a pistol and Lovett jumped out of the buggy. Just as Lovett had gotten out on the ground Reynolds fired at but did not hit him. Lovett then returned the fire the ball from his pistol taking effect in Reynold’s left side.
As Reynolds fell he remarked that Lovett had got the best of the fight but that he would fix it so Lovett would suffer. Reynolds died the following day. He had repeatedly threatened Lovett’s life.
The killing was justified by general opinion as having been strictly in self-defense. An authentic portrait of Lovett is given on another page.
Warren P. Lovett, killed J. K. Reynolds, a slanderer,in self-defense, near Griffin, Ga.
The Best Thing In Its Place.
Gentlemen: "After a thorough trial, in more ways than one, I have found Pond’s Extract the very best thing in its place I ever saw and I make this assertion on my own free will and accord. If a party will use it according to directions in any of the troubles for which it is recommended in your circular, I will refund the amount to him if not benefited by its use. I write this hoping it may meet the eyes of some who need just such a medicine, if medicine it be called. I am a convert to its use and not until I thoroughly tried it. This is written without your knowledge or consent. I don’t know either of your firm nor am I the least interested in the sale, simply written for the benefit of some fellow creature who has yet to use Pond’s Extract. Wishing you every success and believing you have a good thing, which is honestly manufactured.”—Warren P. Lovett, 64 N. Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Ga.
A Warning to Wholesalers.Printers’ Ink, September 1897: “Warren P. Lovett, Sandisville [sic], Georgia, is a fraud.’
Mail addressed to Warren P. Lovett, Sandersville, Ga., has been returned by the United States postal authorities stamped “fraudulent.” We are informed that several whole sale druggists have received orders from Lovett, and in at least one instance the goods were shipped, but have not been paid for.
A Smooth Operator.
The Alleged Schemes of Warren P. Lovett, a Man with Several Aliases.
His Arrest on Charge of Using the Mails for Fraudulent Purposes—He Tried His Game in Ilion But It Failed to Work.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Macon (Ga.) June 3, stated that Warren P. Lovett, a prominent citizen of Sandersvilie, had been arraigned before the United States Commissioner charged with using the mails for fraudulent purposes. He was put under a $900 bond. It is claimed that he bought all sorts of goods from all parts of the country without any intention of paying for them, using various names. According to the government’s contention he secured goods in small quantities—mostly in sample lots— and sold them to his acquaintances at greatly reduced prices, whatever he received being profit.
The Macon News has the following concerning Lovett and his transactions:
If the affidavit under which Lovett was arrested be true, one of the slickest and smoothest swindlers that the state of Georgia has had within its borders was arrested in Sandersville yesterday and brought here this morning.The Gazette-News (Daytona, Florida), April 19, 1902, published news of Lovett’s conviction.
The names under which this smooth gentleman transacted his swindling business are very numerous and the following are just a few of them, but they will serve to show that he was an adept in selecting names, as well as merchandise and other articles which he succeeded in securing from his unsuspecting victims: Warren P . Lovett, alias Robert L. Jaxon, alias Jim Crow, alias Wm. Parker, alias Warren Parker, alias Seco Poultry Company, Sandersville, Ga.
The modus operandi of Lovett was to have struck letter heads and other stationery, in the latest and most approved style, lithographed, generally, and when he wanted a bill of goods of any kind, no matter what they were, he would write to the firm from whom he desired the goods, and by using his lithographed stationery and a most business-like tone, he generally succeeded in securing what he desired, and when time came for making payment on the goods, no such person could be found, and the consignor of the goods would have to suffer the loss, and Mr. W. P. Lovett would be the gainer by that much.
He has conducted this business for several years, and while several attempts have been made to locate him he has always worked his game so finely that not one of the many postoffice inspectors that have worked on the case has been able to fasten anything on him, until quite recently, when Inspector Peer dropped on to him.
From what could be learned of Lovett this morning he was at one time a traveling salesman, and during his career as a commercial traveler he represented many of the leading firms of this country, and by this means he was enabled to obtain all the goods he wanted, for he was perfectly familiar with ways and channels through which goods were obtained.
His mode of living and the grand style in which be lived kept suspicion diverted from him for a long time. He lived in a place in Sandersville in what is known as “The Elms,” and bis house is said to be most magnificently furnished. He is a regular Beau Brummell in appearance, and wears the finest clothes and jewelry that are to be had. He is sharp and shrewd, and no one not acquainted with his dealings would ever suspect him of being, what is charged, an expert and slick swindler. He is rather clerical looking about the face and has a most pleasant address, and is as polite as a Chesterfield.
When ordering goods Lovett always made it a rule to request that no goods be sent C.O.D., but that they be sent prepaid, and he would never under any circumstances receive goods that were sent any other way.
It is said that on one occasion a firm of lawyers in Sandersville had placed in their hands papers against Lovett with instructions to serve them on any goods that might come to him. Lovett heard of this and he quietly left Sandersville and went to Savannah, where he purchased two large trunks and filled them with brick, tin cans, and any kind of old rubbish he could get, and labelled them “jewelry,” and “glass,” had them sent by express C. O. D. to himself at Sandersville.
The unwary lawyers learning that the trunks were in the express office at once seized on to them and took them to the court house where they gave notice that the contents would be sold. On the day appointed there was a large crowd present, and Lovett was also present. He went among the crowd with a cast-down countenance and seemed to feel deeply what was going on, but when the trunks were opened and their contents became known, the lawyers were thrown into consternation, for among the rubbish was a note addressed to them and it stated that it was the compliments of W. P. Lovett to the lawyers, and it gave them the sage advice to. “Be sure you are right, then go ahead.”
It was claimed this morning that Inspector Peer had sufficient evidence against Lovett to convict him under the charge for which he was arrested, that of using the mail for fraudulent purposes, and that when the hearing comes off on the 24th there will be no trouble in producing all the documents necessary to send him up for a term of years.
At Augusta, Georgia, the ease [sic] of Warren P. Lovett, charged with using the mails for fraudulent purposes, was disposed of by the United States Court Monday morning. Lovett was sentenced to serve eighteen months in the Federal Prison at Atlanta, but Judge Speer stated that he would sign a recommendation to have him taken to the Federal asylum for the same at Washington, D.C. Lovett was well known to some of the older business man of Daytona, he at one time being in the employ of Price & Robbins, of Jacksonville, as a traveling representative.Lovett’s condition was reported in the Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), December 2, 1903.
In Unconscious Condition.At some point Lovett was released and returned home.
Warren P. Lovett, fifty-two years old, an inmate of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for the insane, was found in an unconscious condition at the Riggs House this afternoon, said to have been due to morphine poisoning. The ambulance was summoned, and he was removed to the Emergency Hospital. It is believed he will recover. The patient formerly lived in Georgia, and has been in the asylum for about one year. He left there yesterday for the purpose of visiting friends. He will be returned to the institution when he recovers.
Landersville [sic] (Georg,)The Tampa Tribune (Florida), December 18, 1904, published “My Creed” which appeared to be credited to Lovett.
5593. Lovett Warren P., Box 116. — Coll. num.
Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them, the kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go. The flowers you mean to send for their coffins, send to brighten and sweeten their homes before they leave them. If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away full of fragrant perfumes of sympathy and affection, which they intended to break over my dead body, I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours, and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered by them while I need them. I would rather have a plain coffin without a flower, a funeral without an eulogy, than a life without the sweetness of love and sympathy. Let us learn to anoint our friends beforehand for their burial. Post-mortem kindnesses does not cheer the troubled spirit. Flowers on the coffin cast no fragrance backward over life’s weary way.Lovett did not write the above which was published, with minor differences, in The London Journal, May 18, 1878; The British Friend, June 1878, as “Alabaster Boxes”; The Shaker Manifesto, July 1878; The Sunday Magazine, March 1881, as “The Alabaster Box”; The Crown of Life: From the Writings of Henry Ward Beecher (1890) and other publications. The author is unknown.
Sandersville, Oct. 6—Warren P. Lovett, a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow of this city, and most highly respected citizen, died at his residence here early this morning at the age of 65, after an illness of only a few days.Lovett was laid to rest at Old City Cemetery.
Mr. Lovett is survived by his wife, daughter, Mrs. E.B. West, and two sons, John J. and Byrd H., all of Sandersville. He was well known throughout the state.
The funeral services occurred here this afternoon from the Episcopal church at 3 o’clock.
September 18 .Streeter was named in John Cheever: A Biography (2016).
Izzy Goldstein decided that his energy and talent were not being utilized to the fullest as a reporter for the Division weekly newspaper, The Ivy Leaf. He organized a staff and began a regimental publication. He named it Double Deucer, for “22nd” Infantry Regiment. By the second issue the paper received a hearty commendation from the Division commanding general, Major General Barton. By the their disuse the weekly had become virtually a tradition in the regiment. One reason is the pithy cartoons by ex-civilian professional cartoonist Lin Streeter. Another is the writing of fiction writer John Cheever, renowned for his stories in The New Yorker….
Things began to look up, a little, when Cheever was transferred to Special Services a couple days later and declared editor of a weekly regimental newspaper, The Double Deucer. Paired with a cartoonist, Lin Streeter (best known for “Pat Patriot, America’s Joan of Arc”), Cheever tried to make the newspaper as entertaining as possible. Spoofing such hackneyed features as the Inquiring Reporter (I don’t know how the Major will take it, but I’m sure the men will like it”). Meanwhile he almost fell in the line of duty. On a cold day in February, an officious lieutenant insisted on helping him build a fire in the Recreation Hall, near the newspaper office, and ended up burning the place to the ground. With flames licking at his feet, Cheever ran out the back door with a typewriter and the stencil for the latest Double Deucer, which became “a special fire issue”: when copies arrived from the printer, he and Streeter singed the bundle with a blowtorch as if it had been yanked from the fire in the nick of time.The Star-Journal (Long Island City, New York), September 28, 1942, published this United Press article.
Painter and Cartoonist Do Stuff in ArmyThe South Carolina, County Marriages, 1910–1990, at Ancestry.com, said Streeter married Eleanor E. Hershey on January 5, 1943 at Edgefield.
Augusta, Ga. (UP)—Whether the men in the 22nd Infantry are comic book fans or prefer the art galleries, they can keep up either interest—thanks to Lin Streeter and Red Robin.
Private Red Robin is a member of the Zuni Tribe, ancient Indian group discovered by Coronado 300 years ago. Robin attended art school in Denver and studied under John Sloan, high ranking American painter. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modem Art, the Brooklyn Museum and several other outstanding galleries. At present he is working on the rough sketches of a mural depicting the progress of the 22nd Infantry, to which he is attached.
Streeter also recently in the 22nd Infantry, is the creator of comic book super-supers. He is doing his stuff now for the “Double Deucer,” the 22nd Infantry’s mimeographed publication.
Wins 2nd Prize In Art Contest
Camp Gordon Johnston, Fla.—Pfc. Cornelius Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Griffin, 316 North Calhoun street, Baltimore, Md., second prize winner in the recent special service branch art content at Camp Gordon Johnston…
…Other participants in the art contest were professional artists Cpl. Lin Streeter, former staff artist of the Bell Syndicate, publishers of the famed character, “Captain Valor of the Marines” and “Nightime Tally,” featured in the popular comic book “The Shield;” Cpl. Larry Spivack, Pfc. Steven Vegh, Jr., and Cpl. Roy Bolitser.
Whiting goes on about Hemingway’s failure to interact with the common soldiers. This is contradicted by several accounts of his behavior. Sergeant Rothbart quotes 4th Division journalist Lin Streeter, who had comments about the civilian journalists he encountered: “Some of them were pretty arrogant….Ernest Hemingway and Ernie Pyle were among the unassuming.”One of Streeter’s cartoons was described in Hell in Hürtgen Forest: The Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment (2001).
One of the cartoons drawn by Lin Streeter, Double Deucer graphic artist and originator of the cartoon character “The Flash,” shows a new “older” recruit walking down the company street while a corporal standing on the side comments, “That’s the guy who promised me my ol’ job back after the war.”In Editor & Publisher, April 26, 1969, Harry Shorten was profiled and said, “In 1943,” he explains, “Henry Aldrich was a popular radio show and the kid made a tremendous impact. I suggested to Sunbell that we start a strip with a Henry Aldrich-type kid. In those days everything we did concerned blood, thunder and guts. I created ‘Wilbur’ with Lin Streeter as the artist and the character came out looking exactly like him….”
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bennett of Basking Ridge have announced the engagement of their daughter, Gail Ellen Bennett, to Richard S. Streeter, the son of Mrs. Eleanor Streeter, also of Basking Ridge, and the late Lindsey [sic] Streeter. Both are graduates of Ridge High School. Miss Bennett attends Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Mr. Streeter is the owner of Streeter’s Taxidermy. No date has been set for the wedding.
Maud Elliott Hall Is Bride of Henri A. FluchereFluchere worked at National Comics beginning in 1946. Something About the Author said Fluchere attended Columbia University from 1946 to 1948.
The Swarthmore Presbyterian Church formed the setting for an attractive wedding yesterday, when Maud Elliott Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Howe Hall, became the bride of Henri A. Fluchere, son of Mr. and Mrs. Armand Fluchere, of New York.
The ceremony was solemnized at half after two o'clock, with Rev. David Braun officiating.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a period sown of ivory tone slipper satin, the model featuring a square neckline, with short sleeves and a train suspended from the shoulders. The gown was trimmed with heirloom duchess lace. Her tulle veil fell from a lace cap which had been worn by her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, and she carried a bouquet of roses and bouvardia.
Grisella C. Hall, who acted a s maid of honor and only attendant for her sister, wore a frock of aqua taffeta, made on tailored lines, with a high neckline. She carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums in autumn shades and her headdress was an artistic arrangement of matching flowers.
Gowned in Black
Mrs. Hall chose a graceful black marquisette gown, with a matching hat, the latter trimmed with flowers in variegated colors. With this went an orchid corsage. The bridegroom’s mother also chose black in a floor-length crepe gown, with a ribbon-trimmed hat of the same color. She, too, wore a corsage of orchids.
Murray Boltinoff, of New York, served as best man. There were no ushers. A small reception at the home of the bride’s parents for members of the immediate families followed the ceremony. Upon their return from a wedding trip, the couple will make their home in New York.
The bride is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Prescott Hall, of Plainfield, N. J., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henry Earnshaw, formerly of this city. She is a great-niece of Mrs. Maud Howe Elliott, of Newport, R.I.
Comic Books—Henri A. Flushers [sic], commercial artist and production manager of National Comics, will tell the story behind the tremendous volume of comics produced today, to the Irvington Kiwanians at their meeting in the Hotel Florence at 7:15 P.M. tomorrow. He is also expected to discuss the recent trend to legislative control of comics.The Daily News, March 3, 1949, reported the event.
Advertising Art ExplainedSomething About the Author said Fluchere began his freelance writing career in 1950. He was art director for McGraw’s Technical Writing Service from 1950 to 1953.
Irvington Kiwanians heard Henri A. Fluchers [sic], commercial artist and production manager of National Comics, talk last night on the different aspects and kinds of art used in advertising and commercial art.
Fluchers brought illustrations of every kind of art used commercially, including photographs, half tones, line drawings, color reproductions and several others.
He was expected to speak on comic books, but touched only briefly on that subject when he said that his company was very much opposed to the bill now in the Legislature, to control comics. He also said that his company employs a child psychologist to go over every strip and suggest improvements and changes.
New IncorporationsThe New York Times
Albany, N.Y., Feb. 23.—Harry T. Johnson, Inc., ladies’ ready-to-wear apparel, $10,000; E. Goodman, V.S. Fox, H.T. Johnson, Hotel McAlpin.
New Incorporations.The New York Clipper
Albany, August 15.—Thirty corporations were chartered today, with an aggregate capital stock of $396,309. They include:
Fox Costumes, Inc., theatrical costumes, theatrical, vaudeville enterprises, $5,000; L. J. Jacoves, A. L. and V. S. Fox, 555 W. 151st St.
Fox Costumes, Inc., theatrical costumes, theatrical, vaudeville enterprises, incorporated at Albany, Aug. 15, for $5,000. L. J. Jacoves, A. L. and V. S. Fox.The New York Dramatic Mirror
Albany, N. Y. (Special).—The following theatrical concerns were incorporated here last week:Fox Costumes, Inc., New York City, To deal in theatrical and vaudeville enterprises, and the manufacture of theatrical costumes. Capital, $5,000. Directors, Anna L. Fox, Victor S. Fox, and Louis J. Jacoves, 198 Broadway. New York city.
Shipping AgentsThe New York Times
Fox, Victor S. & Co., 47 Broadway.
Ship for Hamburg Route.The New York Times
Consolidated Maritime Line Here Buys Former Austrian Steamer.
[Victor S. Fox of Consolidated Maritime Line]
$10,813,130 for 23 Ships.The New York Times
Board Announces Receipts from Sale of Former German Vessels.
[Victor S. Fox & Co. Association purchased nine vessels: Arapahoe for $165,000; Armenia for $864,375; Chillicothe for $192,500; Ceosa for $262,500; Osadomia for $690,000; Monongahela for $228,250; Moshulu for $272,250; Muscoota for $206,250; and Tonawanda for $156,585.]
V.S. Fox Gets Coal TractNew York Tribune
Purchase Disclosed Through Incorporation of New Company
[Victor S. Fox and Associates incorporated the Crystal Coal Corporation in Delaware and purchased coal acreage in Virginia to fuel its ships.]
Business TroublesNew York Tribune
The first name is that of the debtor, the second that of the creditor and date when judgment was filed:
Fox, Victor S.—H. L. Oppenheim et al; July 25, 1917…$295.74
Same—Same; July 25, 1917…$164.85
World Costume Corporation and Victor S. Fox—M. I. Eisfeldt; Oct. 31, 1917…$321.90
Fox, Victor S. and David Galway—H. Little; Oct. 17, 1917…$133.21
Business TroublesThe New York Times
In New York County
The following judgments were filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
Fox, Victor S., and David Galway—A.E. Alloy; October 16, 1919…$165.55
Fox Costumes, Co., Inc.—Siegman & Well; June 19, 1917…$333.23
Fox Costumes, Co., Inc., —N.Y. Telephone Co.; Jan. 29, 1918…$391.38
Inquiry Under Way on Fox Ship SaleThe New York Times
Federal Officials at Work Following Purchase of Shipping Board Vessels.
Interest was caused in shipping circles yesterday by the report that Federal authorities were investigating certain phases of the purchase of a number of steamships by Victor S. Fox & Co., Incorporated, and the Consolidated Maritime Lines, Incorporated, of 47 Broadway….
Halted in Stock Sales.The New York Times
Allied Capital Corporation Enjoined on Prosecutor’s Plea.
The Allied Capital Corporation and two of its officers, John A. Sacks, president, and Victor S. Fox, a director, were temporarily enjoined yesterday from continuing sales of securities by an order signed by Supreme Court Justice May in Brooklyn…
Recall Board Ships from Fox’s ControlBrooklyn Daily Eagle
Washington, Oct. 3.—Control of twelve Shipping Board vessels, valued at more than $6,500,000, obtained by Victor S. Fox of New York on the partial payment plan, has been withdrawn….
…it was understood that a receiver had been appointed for the Victor Fox, Inc., the Consolidated Maritime Lines, Inc., and other steamship lines of which Fox is President….
Indict Steamship MenThe New York Times
Two Fox Officials Indicted for FraudBrooklyn Daily Eagle
Federal Jury Holds President and Treasurer for Deal with Shipping Board.
False Vouchers Charged
Victor S. Fox, President, and William H. Kaiser, Treasurer, of Victor S. Fox & Co., Inc., were indicted yesterday by the Federal Grand Jury on a charge of attempting to defraud the United States Shipping Board by presenting accounts and vouchers….
…It is charged in the indictment that on Aug. 11, 1920, the defendants, “for the purpose and with the intent of cheating, swindling and defrauding the Government of the United States and the United States Shipping Board,” made a false account and certificate….
…Fox was held in $10,000 in bail and Kaiser in $7,500.
Bankruptcy Forced on Fox, 13 S. S. Cos.The New York Times
Receiver for Fox CompanyNauticus
An involuntary petition in bankruptcy was filed in the Federal Court yesterday against the Victor S. Fox Company, Inc., of 47 Broadway, by three creditors….The Fox Company and its affiliated concerns consented to the decree….
Legal NoticesShipping Board Operations
Victor S. Fox, 47 Broadway, $1,236.16 claimed by Gordon Beattie for wages as master of s.s. Isonomia (U.S. Dis. Ct., S.D., N.Y.).
Bulletin, Friday, January 21.The New York Herald
Notice to Creditors of Victor S. Fox and Company, Inc., States Steamship Corporation, American Merchant Marines, Inc., Atlantic Adriatic Steamship Corporation, French American Line, Inc., Standard Steamship Company, Inc., International Maritime Corporation, Italian Star Line, Inc., and all Allied Lines of the Above Named.
Ship and Sail under the Stars and StripesNew York Tribune
Keep our ships on the Seven Seas
United States Shipping Board Services
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co. 47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950
Shipping Companies and Agents Addresses and Telephone NumbersAmerican Industries
Fox, Victor S. & Co. (U.S.S.B.)
47 B’way, N.Y. Whitehall 1950
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co.Geo. W. Sterling, Rec’ver47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950The New York Herald
Keep our Ships on the Seven Seas under the Stars and StripesHarper’s Magazine
United States Shipping Board Services
To All Parts of the World
49 Fox, Victor S., & Co.
Geo. W. Sterling, Rec’ver
47 B’way, N.Y. Wh. 1950
Misuse of Office Denied by ConradCoal Review
Shipping Board Counsel Says He Did Not Exercise Influence in Receiverships.
…Victor S. Fox of Victor S. Fox & Co., 47 Broadway, one of the thirty-nine principal and subsidiary shipping companies under receivership in this district, said that he could give important information concerning Mr. Conrad, Mr. Nicoll and Mr. Carson, if called to testify. Mr. Fox added that the indictment against his firm, now pending in the United Stated District Court, was the result of the activities of men who are now facing an inquiry themselves.
One Receiver named for Many Ship CompaniesShipping
Receivership for twenty-nine steamship companies, formerly arranged in seven groups in as many separate appointments, is now united, with James G. Graham, 11 Broadway, named by Judge Julius M. May of the United States District Court as receiver. The unification of receivership has been ordered in an attempt to save unnecessary expense and to simplify litigation in which the United States Government, through the Shipping Board, is the principal complainant and largest creditor. Mr. Graham succeeds Shipping Board officials previously appointed.
Notices to creditors have been published asking that all file their claims with the new receiver. John G. Pore, 11 Broadway, is Mr. Graham’s attorney….
The defendant companies named are:
…Consolidated Maritime Lines, Victor S. Fox & Co., Tonowanda Navigation Company, Muscoota Navigation Company, Moshulu Navigation Company, Monongahela Navigation Company, Chillicothe Navigation Company, Arapahoe Navigation Company, Mount Shasta Navigation Company, Jeanette Steamship Company, Isonomia Steamship Company, Coosa Steamship Company, Castlewood Steamship Company and Armenia Steamship Company.
The Fate of American Merchant Marine Is in the BalanceBrooklyn Daily Eagle
…Victor S. Fox, a theatrical costumer, began business on a shoe string, and for a time had hopes of making himself a figure in the steamship world. He bought ships at ten per cent cash and expected to pay off the remainder from current earnings. Unfortunately he went in on the ebb tide, which soon left him stranded on the sand.
To Start S. S. LineThe Evening Star
The steamer City of Seattle which is due in New York from Jacksonville, Fla., tomorrow morning, will be the first boat to sail under the New York-Atlantic City Steamship Line, next month, according to Victor S. Fox, president of the new corporation….
New Night Line Now Operating on RiverUnited States Investor
Victor S. Fox. president of the New York-Atlantic City Steamship Co., and his associates in the New York, Albany and Western Steamship Co., started a new service from New York to Albany and Troy, beginning Wednesday with the departure of the steamship, Lancaster, from Pier 46, North River. Sailings will be maintained every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Mr. Fox says that other ships probably will be added later. Associated with him is H A. Lamb, as vice-president and general manager.
The Lancaster was formerly operated from Baltimore on the Chesapeake. Mr. Fox announced that the fare will be $1 and the rates will range from 75 cents for berths to $5 for staterooms. The ship has accommodations for 400 passengers. The dining service will be cafeteria style.
Financial Inquiries1925 New York, New York, City Directory
New York & Atlantic City Steamship Co.
41732. (Buffalo, N. Y.) Will you kindly favor us with an expression of your judgment relative to New York Atlantic City Steamship Company, whose address Is Pier 12, East River, New York? A client of ours who has made an investment In the company is desirous of securing some information concerning the stability and the possibility of the stock in the above company.
Ans.: We are not favorably Impressed with the line-up of the New York and Atlantic City Steamship Co., which has moved its headquarters from Pier 12, East River, New York, to 82 Wall Street, New York. Stock in the company was sold by the [missing text]
Tuttle ‘Coup’ Ends Tipster ConcernBrooklyn Daily Eagle
…Victor S. Fox of the Allied Capital Corporation, 49 Broadway and 331 Madison Avenue, was arraigned yesterday before United States Commissioner A. O’Neill and held in $7,500 bail on a charge of using the mails to defraud….Fox, according to the prosecutor, operated a “sell and switch” stock concern. He said Fox also had a desk room at 230 Park Avenue as “Fox Motor and Bank Stocks, Inc.,” and as “American Common Stocks, Inc.”…Fox was arrested yesterday.
First Financial “Speakeasy” Trial in Crusade OpensBrooklyn Daily Eagle
…Victor S. Fox of the Allied Capital Corporation of 49 Broadway and 331 Madison ave., was arraigned and held in $7,500 bail on a mail fraud charge….
Ford Stock Firm Banned by CourtThe New York Times
…a temporary injunction restraining the Allied Capital Corporation and Victor S. Fox from doing further business. It is charged that they accepted money from investors for foreign Ford stock and failed to deliver the stock….
4 Indicted in Stock Sales.New York Legislative Documents
Mail Frauds Charged to Group That Dealt in Ford of France.
The Federal grand jury late yesterday indicted Victor S. Fox, Fred H. Hallen, I. Lloyd Zimmer and William McManus on a charge of using the mails to defraud in connection with their stock-selling activities for the Allied Capital Corporation at 300 and 331 Madison Avenue and 49 Broadway….
The Allied Capital Corporation was another pretentious enterprise of this kind. Its principal, Victor S. Fox, is now being held under a charge of larceny.Florida, Passenger List
Business RecordsNew York Post
The following judgments were filed yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
In New York County.
…Fox, Victor S., $390.92
The Stars vs. McKesson & RobbinsFox Feature Syndicate’s first comic book was Wonder Comics, #1, May 1939, which featured Wonder Man. On the third issue, Wonder Comics was retitled Wonderworld Comics.
World Astrology Magazine, for January, 1939, recommends purchase of McKesson & Robbins securities.
Victor S. Fox, editor of the magazine, was called before Assistant Attorney General McCall of New York State to explain. Fox said McKesson & Robbins was included under the “armament group,” and that since January looked like a good month for armament stocks. World Astrology recommended it.
This untoward event and its even more un toward explanation need not cause loss of astrological faith, however. It may be an astrological phenomenon in reverse.
The McKesson & Robbins investors undoubtedly will see stars on the next dividend date.
Business RecordsFlorida, Passenger List
The first name is that of the debtor, the second that of the creditor and the date when judgment was filed:
In New York County
Fox, Victor S.—State Tax Comm., Oct. 27, 1939…309.92
N. Elliott Stuckel, for nine years with CBS, has been named director of the promotion division of Fox Feature Syndicate, according to an announcement by Victor S. Fox, president. Mr. Stuckel will handle radio, newspaper and merchandising contacts.Florida, Passenger List
List of Patentees to Whom Patents Were Issued on the 3d Day of November, 1942New York City, Marriage Indexes
Fox, Victor S., New York, and R.W. Farrell, Bronx, N.Y., said Fox assignor, by mesne assignments, to said Farrell, Optical projector. 2,301,114; Nov. 3.
Fox-Bellvage—Victor Fox, 50, of Manhattan, and Carolyne Bellvage, 36, of 84-46 Smedley street, Jamaica.
Gould Court Hears of Contract FundThe New York Times
Testimony that a special account to pay Army contract officers for aid in obtaining Government war business had been set up by the Cornwall Shipbuilding Company, was given yesterday by Victor S. Fox, a former partner of the company, at the general court-martial of Capt. Joseph (Joe) Gould, former prize fight manager until he entered the Army Transportation Corps two years ago….
Army Court Finds Joe Gould GuiltyThe New York Times
…Named by the trial judge advocate as co-conspirators were the Cornwall Shipbuilding Company of cornwall Landing, N.Y., and its three partners, Milton A. Henry, Victor Fox and Henry Glassgold, and in summing up for the prosecution Assistant Trial Judge Advocate Lieut. Kenneth F. Graf described them as “nothing more than a gang of modern buccaneers, who took to fighting among themselves over the division of the spoils.”
Not Involved in Plot1945 New York, New York, City Directory
…The attention of The Times has now been called to the fact that Victor Fox was not named as a co-conspirator. Mr. Fox, who was a witness for the Government, testified that he sold his interest in the company as soon as he learned of the contract involved in the proceeding.
The Times is glad to take this opportunity of expressing its regret for the error.
Four Apartments in Broadway DealNew York, Passenger List
Victor S. Fox, magazine publisher, has purchased for occupancy from Mrs. Amy E. Wing the five-story dwelling at 59 East Eighty-second Street. The property occupies a lot 18 by 100 feet and is assessed at $40,000….
Comics Group Buys Paper MillRome Daily Sentinel
Potsdam Paper Mills, Inc., of Potsdam, N.Y., on the Racquette River, has been acquired by a syndicate headed by Victor S. Fox, president of Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc., publisher of comic magazines, and Central Color Press, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., printer of such magazines, it was announced yesterday. The purchase, Mr. Fox said, gives his group a completely integrated operation.
Potsdam Paper Co. Sold to Syndicate1948 New York, New York, City Directory
New York—(AP)—Potsdam Paper Mills of Potsdam, N.Y., have been sold to a syndicate headed by Victor S. Fox, New York comic magazine publisher.
The price was not disclosed in the company’s announcement yesterday.
Fox is president of Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
The Potsdam plant manufactures newsprint and cover stock, chiefly from reclaimed waste from the binding operations of the Central Color Press, Inc., at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Additional machinery and equipment are being installed.
Roland I. Mead has been named mill manager. He formerly was consulting engineer with American Industrial Company.
FOX, Victor Samuel, publisher; b. Nottingham. Eng., Apr 13, 1893: s. Joseph and Betsy (Duschae) F.: came to U.S., 1898, naturalized, 1904: grad. B.M.C. Durfee High Sch., Fall River, Mass., 1911; m. Carolyne Bellvage, Aug. 8, 1943: 1 dau. Victoria Ann. Pres. and chmn. bd. Consolidated Maritime Lines. Inc, shipbuilders and operators, 1919-22: Industrial engr., adviser on reorganizations to large corporations. 1922-35; chmn. and pres. Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc., New York, N.Y., also 10 affiliated companies, since 1935; president Central Color Press, Incorporated, publication printers, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: pub. 20 monthly newsstand mags.; creator and owner of 119 comic feature characters appearing in Magazines and newspapers throughout the world. Home: Palmer Hill Rd., Greenwich, Conn. Office: 60 E. 42d St., N.Y. City 17.New York, Passenger List
FOX, Victor Samuel, pres. Key Industries. Inc.. Renard Investments, Ltd. Address: 142 E. 49 St., N.Y.C. 17.Florida, Passenger List
DeathsConnecticut Death Index
With profound sorrow we announce the passing of our believed fellow member, Victor S. Fox.National Democratic Club.
Carmine G DeSapio, President,
Thomas A. Lenane, Secretary.