Eastwood Gardens

Address: 
Gratiot at 8 Mile Road
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
48201
Opened: 
1925
Closed: 
1953

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ORCHESTRA LEADER HELD FOR BRIBE TO EVADE DRAFT

Detroit, Jul 13 - Teddy Powell, 38 year-old nationally known orchestra leader, was arrested today in Detroit by the FBI on charges of bribing a draft official to evade service. Powell was arrested while rehearsing at Eastwood Gardens where he has been drawing large audiences. He was to be arraigned today before United States Commissioner Stanley Hurd on charges of conspiracy to violate the selective service law.

FBI said Powell gave a New York City draft official gifts and large sums of money to evade induction. FBI said that the draft official, John E. Wilson, former chief clerk of local board 20 in New York, committed suicide last January 17 by leaping from an office window.

[Orchestra Leader Held for Bribe to Evade Draft. 1944 Jul 13. San Jose Evening News, p. 3]