David Hirshon, said to be the president of the Greater New York Live Poultry Chamber of Commerce, was placed under arrest, charged with acting in concert with others in the bombing of the home of Joseph Hasenfratz, a Brooklyn poultry dealer, who has been fighting the alleged “poultry trust.”
Hirshon is also one of seventy-one persons and organizations against whom informations have been filed in Federal Court charging monopolistic practices in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust act. He denled both charges.
David Dickman, who also is under arrest in the bombing investigation, was arraigned before Magistrate Mortimer S. Brown in New Jersey Avenue Court and held without bail on a specific charge of malicious mischief, which is classed as a felony because the damage done to Hasenfratz’s home is given at more than $500.
Both Hirshon and Dickman entered denials. Hirshon claims that he was in the Catskills with his family at the time Hasenfratz’s home was bombed. Dickman said he was in Cortlandt. N. Y., at that time.
Hasenfratz, who was one of five injured when a bomb exploded Sunday in his home. told police that Hirshon had said to him “You’re going to get it and get it good” shortly before the bombing. The threat was made. Hasenfratz explained, because he had helped organize independent poultry dealers in the Brownsville and East New York Poultrymen’s Association.
Assistant United States Attorney General Israel B. Oseas, who is handling the case in the Federal Courts, said that Alfred Becker, lawyer for the Live Poultry Chamber of Commerce, had rel’ed on him, and that they had arranged to have the seventy-one defendants named appear before Judge Julian Mock on Friday. Those that fail to appear when will be arrested on warrants, he said.
Mr. Oseas said that though the alleged bomb plotters might be prosecuted in the State Courts. they also would face Federal action on a charge of attempting to obstruct justice, since it is believed that in placing the explosive they sought to frighten Hasenfratz into silence.
Nathan Straus, jr. former New York State Senator, returned from Europe with his family on the steamer Majestic on Tuesday.