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The Weather Cloudy Tonight and Wed nesday—Showers Complete Weantet Keport race S. Use- rszjn z» CLOSING STOCKS Individual—Fastest Growing and Most Popular Newspaper in Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley—Progressive ESTABLISHED 1861 VOL LL NO. 173 REAU or WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. TUESDAY. JULY 25. 1933 CIRCULATION BOOKS OPEN L TO ALL » FOURTEEN PAGES T PRICE THREE CENTS FIRE CAPT. MURDER WARMING UP Oil Gave Out But The Plane Landed Safe Came Down at Rockland, Maine—The Plane Is in Good Condition and Will Probably Proceed When It Gets Oil Supply —First Interruption Flight of GENERAL BALBO THANKS PRESIDENT i Now York, July 25 — (UP) — One of the fleet of Italian sea planes which left New York this morning for Shedlac, N. B., was forced down by loss of oil at Rockland, Me., Mackay radio re ported this afternoon. The piano I-Gall of the sixth triad, commanded by Captain dalle, came down safely, radio ad vices to Mackay said. Tfc* co-pilot, of the plane Is Cap lain Cllngherl, and it carried al so Sergeant Mechanic Bartlllni and Corporal W. T. Plosi. It was the first, forced landing made by many of the fleet of sea— iplanes since the departure from ^taljr, and the first mishap of any kind since one plane was wrecked fCoritlnued on Page t.) SCREEN STAR IS INDIGNANT AT ' PARIS WRITER Jeanette MacDonald Was Very Much Libelled— Sued and Got Judgment of the Court New York, July 25.—(UP)— Without benefit of camera or di rectors, Jeanette MacDonald, film star, worked herself Into a fine dramatic frenzy to-day as she re lated the circumstances that led her to sue a Parisian oolumnlst for libel because he wrote an imagina tive interview that started with a iklss and “got worse on that point.” Miss MacDonald arrived from (Prance on tho lie De France. “It was disgusting,” Miss MacDonald said gesturing with red-tipped fin gers. "He said he found himself in my bedroom in Paris and that when I was about to have him thrown out |he explained that he was the anonymous press agent who started that terrible Umberto rumor—that Princess Marie Jose of Italy, had Shot me and thrown acid In my ifneo after catching mo riding with prince Umberto, her husband. I "It was a most disgusting (article. rTho writer said that I said ‘You are here for money,’ and he said he replied ‘I do not want money. I nnn Victim atrl + Vl Vftil ' Thtt story got worse from there on.” The actress triumphantly point ed out that she won her suit, the writer being forced to apologize. ! “But I didn't get any money,” she said. During the interview Robert Richie. Miss MacDonald's fiance and manager stood nearby. The actress was asked when they Intend getting married. “Tbcro Is something holding me back from murrlage,” she said. "Can you show me one successful Hollywood marriage?" UNDBERGHSTO STAY SIX WEEKS IN GREENLAND They WUI Ply Over the In land Ice Area That Has Not Been Explored Much Gotrhaab, Greenland, July 25— (UP)—Col and Mrs Charles A. Lindbergh will remain here for etz weeks to fly over the but sketch ily explored Inland Ice area as well as n\ong the Greenland coasts. It was made known today, originally planning only to survey possible routes for a northern trans-Atlan tic air route, the Lindberghs have decided to fly well over the north, west and south coasts, and then across''the Inland Ice burrler. rising from 8000 to 10.000 feet high. The depot ship sent here for them has been ordered to Holstens borg, 820 miles north of here on the west coast, where they will estab lish a base for tbelr northern flights Later the Lindberghs plan to fly southward and Anally to cross the groat barrier to Bcoresby Sound, on the eaat coast, before re turning lo Labrador. Ctrl and Mrs Lindbergh said they planned an other flight to Greenland next year, to continue their explorations. EXPLOSION OF STILL ALMOST WRECKS HOME Railroad Hill Street House Badly Damaged — No One Hurt—Owners Be ing Held tor Trial A two-story frame building:, owned by Mr and Mrs Anthony Stulplnls at 15 Railroad HU1 street, was completely wrecked at 7:30 o'clock this morning when a 25 gallon capacity "moonshine" still exploded in the basement. No one was injured. Victor, 11-year old son of the owners, escaped injiAy when he was tossed out ef bed on the sec ond floor. He dashod, out to the bock yard to dress and scampered away. The owmri were arrested and charged with illegal manufacture of liquor. Arraigned before Judge Edward Mascolo in city codrt they (Continued on Page 4.) NATION MADE REPLY TO THE PRESIDENT Americans All, They Were Quick to Send Word— AH Will Jump in and Help (The text of President Roosevelt’s speech will be found on Puce Four.) By FREDERICK A. STORM (United Press Stuff Correspondent) Washington, July 25—(UP)— Pledges of allegiance approach ing war time fervor poured in on the government today as Ameri cans answered President Roose velt’s call for a United and imme diate offensive to conquet the en emy of depression. “It will be done,” was the sl^gan of thousands of messages which streamed to the White House In response to President Roosevelt' appeal to all employers, large and small, to sign an agreement Axing fair and uniform wages for all and spreading employment by short ening working hours. "A common covenant,” the pres ident called it—a covenant "in the name of patriotism and human ity.” The way to better times lor ull has been carefully charted, Mr Roosevelt said In his natlon-w)de appeal last night and “It Is time for. courageous action. 1 The president barely had An (Continued on Page 2.) BURGLAR WAS FOUHD IN HOME OF POLICEMAN New Haven— (UP)— Louis Costello, 18, of Albany, N. Y., made a serious mistake yester day cveninic when he wander ed into the home of ltobert W. Welch, who hapiiens to be a supernumerary policeman. Welch rfeturnod home and started into his bedroom. He saw Costello rummaging In a dresser drawer. He was smoking a cigar and apparently was unworried and unhurried. Welch discovered Costello had taken his arvlce revolver when he arrested him for the youth drew it from his pocket and tried to use it. Welch subdued him and took him to police headquarters wjierc lie was charged with burglary and at tempted robbery. Left New York Waters at 10 O’Clock This Morn ing — Greatest Scene Ever Witnessed By Any Air Squadron—Making for New Brunswick BV MARION F. COLLINS (United Press SUIT Correspondent) New Lork. July 26— (UP)— Gen eral Itnlo Balbo, Italy's dynamic air minister, today led his fleet of 24 warplanes out of New York, homeward bound after the most spectacular mass flight In history. The first triad of air galleons rose from the waters of Jamulca Bay at 1 n. m., K. D. S. T., follow ed In rapid succession by the re mainder of the winged squadron, and headed due north for Shedlac. N. B., the first port of call on the return voyage to Orbetcllo, Italy. From Shedlac, the flyers hope (Continued on Page 2.) Final News Flashes ROOSEVELT GETS SADDLE HORSE Washington, July 25.—(UP)—A saddle horse born in Kentucky and bred in Missouri will be presented to President Roosevelt today by a group of his admirers in the latter state. The presentation in the White House grounds will be made by Senator Bennett Clark of Missouri. It was reported that the president planned to name the horse NIRA for the national industrial recov ery act. ONE DOCTOR IS SUSPENDED Hartford, Conn, July 25.—(UP)—The Con necticut medical examining board, meeting here to consider the credentials of 34 who took the state medical examination several weeks ago, to day recommended the practicing license of Her bert T. Thurber, of Voluntown, be suspended. Dr Thurber was convicted in superior court here September 3,1932 on a charge that he performed an illegal operation. PROFITS OF GENERAL MOTORS New York, July 25.—(UP)—General Motors Corporation in the quarter ended June 30 had a net profit of $41,198,169 after deprecia tion, interest, federal taxes, etc, equal after the preferred dividenda to 90 cents a commqn share on 43,014,409 shares outstanding. SOCIAL REGISTERITE SUES Reno, Nev, July 26.—(UP)—Ellen Sher man Appleton, Boston social registerite today filed suit for divorce from William C., Appleton of New York city. She charged extreme cruelty. r THEY HAD AIRY GREETINGS FOR EACH OTHER--! “tarn sorry you were not able to'go to Home" • . . “I would have lifted Very much to have gone. but I could not” ... So the conversa tion began when tlic outataiidhur air herttes of the day, General Italo Balbo (right), leader of Italy's air arhiuda, culled at the New York hotel of Wiley Post to congratulate him on his round-the-world flight •‘Oil Port! Magnlfleor Magnlflco!” Balbo told him. PLANE OFWILEY POST OFFERED TO MOLLISONS ButCapt Jimmy Said He Would Not Want to Risk That Wonderful Record Breaker By JOHN R. BEAL (United Press Staff Correspondent) New York, July 25.—(UP)— James and Amy Molllson, not yet recovered from Injuries received In a crash ut Bridgeport, Conn, nt the end of their transatlantic flight, talked today of attempting to breuk the long distance record with a flight to Bagdad. Arubia, 5,000 miles away In a borrowed plane. Their plan, when they took oft from Pendlne Hands, Wales, Satur day In tho Seafarer, was to fly to New York, thence to Bagdud, und then return to London. . The crash (Continued on Puge 2.), CITY MERCHANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE PRESENT Meeting Will Be Held Here To-morrow to Make Plans to Join Recovery Movement pichurd C. Fisher, vice-president and general munager of It. I1'. Worden and Sons, Inc, of this city, and Ralph Paine of the Howlund Hughen Company, two local men. ■•■ho i.ma. l.non in olnap tnnch with the national movement being pushed In conjunction with the fed eral recovery act, will uddress the meeting; tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock of all Watcrbury retull merchants culled lor the Chamber of Commerce hall. Joseph Sugen hclmcr, chairman of the executive committee of the Merchants’ bu reau. today reiterated his state ments of yesterday to the Dptfect that every merchant In the plfy should be on hand so that the local code of selling, hours and wage# pan'be set In cooperation with the national drive for rohuhllltatlon. Mr Fisher Is a member of tht national committee drafting thi -business program for the Ice cream dealers of the country. Mr Paine has Just returned from Plilladcl (Continued on Page 2.) MORE DISBURSEMENTS f Cambridge. Mas, July 25—(UP) —Because of the rlso In food costs the Cambridge city council hai ordered the board of public welfare I to Increase welfare dUibursementi I by 10 per cent. $7,000 BONDS WILL HOLD MAN FOR WITNESS Simon Yanovich Captured By Deputy Sheriff Gray and Judge McEvoy Takes Quick Action Defaulting In $7,000 bonds, Sim. on Yanovich, 40, was ordered to New Haven county jail as a ma terial witness to the "Murder In the Flats” by Judge Frank P. Mc Evoy, acting as a judge of tho su perior court In an unusual criminal process In superior court this morning. He Is un cyo-wltnesa to the slay ing of Tony Varneskl, 45, at the Golf Lots on June 18tli. Ho was arrested this morning at the flats by Deputy Sheriff John L. Grny on a warrant Issued by Clerl: George H. Freeman of tho super ior court. Tho statutes provide for such nctlon In criminal procedure. Yanovich was presented before Judge McEvoy in chambers of su (Contlnued on Page 2.) JIM FARLEY HAS HIS HANDS FULL AT WASHINGTON He Has Plenty of Jobs to Apportion, But Has More Than Plenty of Seekers BY HAY MON D CLAPPER .(Copyright JV83 by United Press) Washington, July 2D.—(UP) — Sunny Jim Farley, postmaster gen eral. chairman ot the democratic national committee, chairman of the New York state democratic central committee, chief patron ugo dispenser at Washington and (he most prominent political fig ure In the Koosevelt administra tion, is being recognised here as a new kind of spoilsman. His Job Is to reward the faith ful who deltvored In nominating and electing Mr Roosevelt and to build up an organisation for the re-election fight. He has set him self to that taBk In a way distinct ly new In politics. When Farley was appointed postmaster general, It was general ly accepted among politicians und by the public that he would deal out Jobs to democrats as fast as he could. Senators, congressmen, i national committeemen, and origin al Roosevelt men rubbed their i hands and looked expectant. They (Continued on Page 2.) Mrs. Costello Helps Out Sweetheart Day After Husband Died EVERY STATE IN UNION GAVE QUICK REPLY Steady Stream of Tele grams Poured Into the White House Through out the Day Washington, July 26.—(UP)— President Roosevelt’s plea for pa triotic and united action In the na tional recovery program was an swered today by pledges of coop eration from every state in the Union. A steady stream of telegrams from large Industries and Individ ual shop owners carried the whole hearted response to the president's appeal. Many of the telegrams said that the Increased wages and shorter working hours of the voluntary blanket agreement were being put Into effect immediately. Tho re sponse indicated that the blue eagle symbolizing cooperation under the recovery act would be hanging soon In windows from one end of the country to the other. The White House sent to the HRA more than 3,000 telegrams (Continued on Page 2.) Took Money From Bank and Sent It to Policeman McMahon to Help Him Pay Police Funds That He Had Once Loaned Her POLICE INSPECTOR PUT OVER JUMPS BY DEFENSE ATTORNEY By MARTIN KANE (United Press Staff Correspondent) , Courthouse, Salem, Mass, July 25—(UP)—How Mrs Jessie Burnett Costello, the day after her husband’s death, got $378 or $387 from a bank and sent it to her policeman sweetheart, was told at today’s session of her murder trial. This testimony, presented to the jury by a fireman friend of Fire Captain William J. Costello, whom the comely widow is accused of killing with cyanide, was intended to support the government’s claim that Mrs Costello supplied funds to make up for a deficit in the police accounts of Offi cer Edward J. McMahon, so-called “Kiss-and-Tell Cop . | According to the state, McMahon had collected a sub stantial sum of money in connection with the policemen’s ball and had entrusted it to Mrs Costello. It is alleged she spent the money or part of it, but made restitution imme diately after her husband’s death from poison. LEADER ID LUMBER INDUSTRY SCORED BY GEN. JOHNSON William Denman of West Coast Lumber Interests Has Been Persistency Causing Trouble About the Code — Johnson Gave Him Rebuke To* day Washington, July 25 — (UP) — Administrator Hugh S. Johnson to day Interposed In the dlsputo which has developed In the hearings on tho lumber Industry's proposed code of fair competition and rep rimanded William Denman, repre senting west coast lumber interests. toy statements made at the hear ings. „ Denman, former chairman of tho shipping board nnd now represent ing the Coos Day Lumber company, has been loading minority opposi tion to tho lumber code and has engaged In nlmost dally clashes with Dudley Cates, assistant ad ministrator who Is presiding at the hearings. Johnson commented on Den man’s statement ‘‘to the effect that Mr Cates had suggested in tho hearing that there be no represen (Contlnued on Page 8.) Mollison Plane to Be Dismantled and Shipped Home Stratford. Conn, July 25—(U.P.) —Mechanics to-day began disman tling tho airplane Seafarer, »n which James and Amy J*ollli«on crashed here Sunday night after completing a trans-Atlantic flight from Englund. Tho wrecked plane was towed from the marsh at the edge of the flying field, to the hangars. The motors and all fittings and harts that can bo salvaged will be crated and shipped back to England. Tiny Taakcr, airport manager said, i ne motors, necordlng to Tusker, were found to be undamaged and In ex SEARCHING FOR BRUTAL SLAYER OF LITTLE BOY Hideouts Along Water* fronts of San Diego Are Inspected for Trace of the Murder Fiend - Sun Diego. Calif, July 25—(U.P.) —Hideouts alone (he waterfront were searched to-day In the re mote hope that the slayer of seven year-old Halbert Aposhlnn conceal ed himself here Instead of fleeing after mutilating the boy and oust ing his body Into the bay. The body was found yesterday by members of the crew of the U. 8. S. Dobbin. The ears had been severed, eyes gouged, tongue silt and wrists slashed. The sadistic slaying closely parulled that of Marlon Parker in Dos Angeles, for which William Edward Hickman wus hanged. Dalbert'dlsappenred Tuesday af ternoon while on an errand for his parents. Mr and Mrs George Apos hlan, owners of a clothing store. He was seen Wednesday on a wa terfront street by Ed Rose, a taxi driver. From the condition of the body, authorities said it had been In the wuter at least 72 hours. STUDIES LEGALITY OF DOG RACES Boston. July 25—(UP)—Daniel Needhum. state commissioner of public safety, today investigated the legality of dog races at Law rence, where spectators may pur chase $2 "options" on the dogs, with the privilege of buying the dogs if they win or selling the “Op tions" back to the owners, often at Increased prices. Twelve s(ate troopers visited (he races yesterday and the “op tion" system was halted pending a determination of whether It Is ceiicni conuHiwiif Markets At a Glance By UNITED PRESS Stocks irregular as leaders meet moderate selling after early rise. Bonds advance; corporation issues strong. Curb stocks ease moderately after early rise. Chicago stocks quiet and mixed. Call money 1 per cent. Foreign exchange strong against dollar. Wheat bulges more than 4 cents; corn and oats strong. Cotton steady at gains of more than 75 cents a bale. Rubber holds gains of 19 to 26 points. For Final Stock Prices See Page 8 ine wuneu, f iicinau ncuwtva J. Sherry* testified he hed - long, '.y been friendsly with Costello and once had endorsed a 1500 note for him. After Bill's death, he said, he talked with the widow about . the cemetery which Costello wouW be buried. Sherry said Mrs Costello wanted her husband burled in a Protestant cemetery. When a Catholic ceme tery was mentioned, the witness testified. Mrs Costello reminded him that her husbnnd’s uncle, Ed die Costello, was burled thero, and exclaimed: "Can you Imagine mo getting Into that grave with that drunken bum! I’d be sitting up In the grave lighting with him all the time.” After this conversation. Sherry lestifled, Mrs Costello asked hint to Jrlve her down town. He sold she brought along a policeman's uni form, holster, revolver, and flash- f light. She put them in the tonneau ind told him to drive to a bank en routo to McMahon's home. (Continued on Page 8.) FLAMES PROVED THERE WAS GAS IN WELL BOTTOM Lighted Match Dropped Into the Well Proved That the Workmen Told the Truth Farmington, Conn, July 25—(U. P.)—It took sheets of yellow flame to convince C. B. Wooldridge of tVest Hartford that Francis Guer tln also of West Hartford, and Fred Bruso were not fooling when they said they were overcome by gas while digging a well here. Skeptical of thq men’s claims, Wooldridge asked Gucrtln to drop a lighted match In the well and ”se what happens.” Gucrtln did find yellow flames shot skyward. The performance was repeated with the same results yesterday for Police Chief Alfred C. Fuller, who wuh Investigating, and for curious \ visitors. President Ernest E. Eysenbach of the Hartford Gus Company ad vanced the theory that tho gas well Is the result of a pocket of marsh gas und will burn Itself out soon. TREASURY BALANCE 'KlSHTCKeO US. fATtHTOt weae! hcre! WHAT« TWe I-PCX OF «3rtCK(N<i r vbUR uea <aj LZ that vogs r\ mouth Washington, July 25—(UP)—Th* treasury net balance for July 22 was $837,082,506.75.