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The Weather
Generally Fair Tonight;
Unchanged Sunday
Final Edition
Cloning Stocks
Late News Fleshes
More Projects In
Conn. Approved
By Government
105 Miles Of Farm To Market Roads In Four Sections
To Be Improved—Waterbury And Naugatuck
i ■ Flans Also Go Through
New Haven, Gonn., August 31 — (UP) — Improvement
of 105 miles of farm-to-market roads in Berlin, Windsor
Locks, Southington and Mansfield were among 22 projects
sent to Washington today, by State WPA Director Matthew
A. Daly for approval.
The total cost was placed at ?450,087.70 and several of
the undertakings were transferals from ERA.
The road improvement program included 36 miles at
Berlin At a cost of $60,735; 2 1-2 i —-—
miles at Windsor Locks, $$6^246.68;
56 miles at Southington. $84,044,
and 10 miles at Mansfield, $11,836
Other Projects Included
Hartford: Planning board pro
ject to estimate school repairs,
Glastonbury: General repairs to
grounds of the Naubuc school,
Windsor: Alterations to town
hall, $5583.75.
Waterbury: Laying 2848 lineal
feet of new water mains, $29,
070.10; construction of 2375 lineal
feet of storm sewer on Cherry and
Walnut streets, $29,810.31.
Naugatuck: Construction 5790
lineal feet of sidewalks, curbs and
gutters. Cherry street, $15,240.37;
flood control and reclamation pro
ject, Naugatuck river, $2071.80;
second flood control project, $33,
Beacon Falls: Improving college
and Wolfe avenues paving, $8
765.76. I
State water commission: Labor
atory research at Wesleyan univer
sity into methods of treating in
dustrial wastes which pollute pub
lic water ways, $6362.30.
Stafford Springs: Sewer, stone
dike and screen plant construc
tion, $74,775.38.
Law Says They Must Quit
Tonight — No Arrests
Are To Be Made •
Approximately 200 liquor estab
lishments In Waterbury will have
to close their doors tonight—the
date of the expiration of the old
liquor permits as provided in the
law established in the last session
of the Legislature. A survey at the
office of the superior court here,
where all liquor permits have to be
registered, showed that at press
time today, 199 liquor permits had
been officially registered, whereas,
there were approximately 400 per
mits recorded last year.
A mass meeting of all dealers.
Including - tavern men, who have
unsuccessfully applied for permits
is scheduled to be held at Moose
Hall tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock. Lewis S. Lauria, represent
ing the Fifth District Liquor Deal
ers association stated today that
important announcements.
Supt. McLean Explains.
Police Superintendent Joseph H.
McLean stated today that he will
Join with police heads in other
major cities of the state in with
holding arrests of any dealer who
continues to selj under the old per
mit, while awaiting receipt of the
new permit. He said police in
Hartford, • Bridgeport . and New
Haven also have agreed on similar
Superintendent McIAan said he
would maintain that position until
he had received an official inter
pretation of the liquor commis
sion's ruling.
John Buckley of Hartford, one
of the commissioners, was quoted
early this week to state that all old
permits expire tonight and that no
sale could be made without a new
(Continued on Page 2.)
Boston, Aug. ai.—CUP).—Paul
O’Sullivan, 39, Chestnut Hill wool
broker and clubman, and five al
leged confederates were to be ar
raigned in South Boston district
court today on charges growing
out of the theft of a 36,400 truck
load <4f wool, largest wool larceny
here in recent years.
O'Sullivan was released under
36,000 ball last night following his
arrest while entertaining a dozen,
guests*at his Silver Beach, Fal
mouth summer home.
Police charge that O’Sullivan,
owner of a large wood carding mil!
in DSdliam and head of Paul O’Sul
livan & Company, was to receive
10 tons of wool and a. truck stolen
from the R. S. Brine Transporta
tion company Wednesday night.
Although O’Sullivan protested
his innocence, police «a!d the other
five defendants had confessed their
parts in the theft.
According: to the usual
custom of The Democrat,
there wifl be no paper
published on Monday, ,
Criminal Term Will Open
That Day—Judges Finn,
McNiff To Preside
The criminal term of the com
mon pleas court will open next
Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock be
fore Judge Edward J. Finn and
Judge Miles F. McNiff. A total of
48 cases, an unusually higher num
ber than ordinarily face the court,
on opening day, appear on the
docket this year.
The court year will officially
come into session with the opening
of the criminal term. The first
short calendar session will be held
next Friday. There will be no dis
position of criminal cases made
next Tuesday as the custom is to
open the court and then adjourn
until the following week.
Arraigned Sept. 10th
Prosecuting Attorney William J.
Larkin will commence the arraign
ment of cases on Sept. 10th, when
the pleas of the accused will be
taken by Clerk William M. Gil
The cases on the docket, includ
ing a number of probationary cases,
are those that have been appealed
from minor courts. Th’ey follow:
F. J. Lynch, reckless driving and
evading responsibility; Eva Chur
chelow. violation of probation; C.
K. Platts, operating under the in
fluence of liquor; Angelo Mastro
pletro, theft; Adolph Ambrose, in
toxication; Birney Ward, statutory
Several Other Cases
Frank Costa, non-support; Ar
thur Jones, violation of probation;
Celia Cuella, breach of the peace;
Antinb Armorin, breach of the
peace, Stephen Sarriero, non-sup
port; Henry E. Dennison, Rocco
Fusco, theft. Arthur Purdie, car
ring concealed weapons; William
Pagano, violation of probation.
Irving Moreau, non-support; Mi
(Continued on Page 2.)
Provincetown, Mass., Aug. 31_
<up)—It might have been the
chilly weather, but nevertheless
the much baliyhooed artists’ ball
here last night failed to produce
even one costume that would
shock conservative Cape Codders.
Camera Watches Mid-Atlantic Rescue
A hurricane and heavy sens had disabled the small auxiliary yacht La Bahama, of Philadelphai, and
she was foundering in mid-Atlantic when her distress signal was sighted by the Italian liner Rex. At
left is the scene as g ship’s lifeboat sped to the rescue. The sinking yacht was abandoned and its ven
turesome crew of five, who had nearly abandoned hope, were brought safely to the liner.
Mrs. Ernestine Guiimette
and Son Ask $12,000
, for Auto Injuries
Rev. Dr. John N. Lewis, rector
of St. John's Episcopal church is
named defendant in two civil ac
tions filed today in superior court
by Mrs. Ernestine Gnilrrtette and
her son, Rosario who ask damages
totaling $12,500. The suits acre based
on injuries the plaintiffs received
when their car and an automobile
driven by Dr. Lewis collided on
Freight street, near the American
Brass Co. late last Feb. 1.
One Passenger Died
Mrs. Eveline Lavigne, another
passenger in the Guiimette car, died
on Feb. 4th, three days after the
accident from injuries sustained in
the mishap.
The complaints filed today state
that Rosario Guiimette was driving
his machine northerly on Freight
street about 0 a. m. when Dr. Lew
is approached from the opposite di
rection and both machines came to
Mrs. Guilmete sustained a lacera
tion of the scalp, abrasion of the
forehead,, and injuries to her eye,
right shoulder, back, right elbow,
hip, knee, and chest. She will be
permanently scarred about the face
and body as a result of the lacera
tions, says the complaint, which
asks $18,000 damages.
Rosario sustained injuries to his
right elbow, right leg, left knee
and will have permanent scars, his
complaint asking $2,500 damages
states. The actions are returnable
to the superior court the first Tues
day of September according to the
complaints prepared by Attorney
William P. Wertheimer.
Final News Flashes
East Hampton, Conn., Aug. 31.—(UP)—
Three constables and a truck driver conducted a
watermelon sale on the state road heret oday
after a truckload of the melons’ destined to the
Boston markets was spilled when the vehicle 1
overturned and caught fire. The truck, hauling
a trailer containing $500 worth of the fruit, was
driver by W. 0. Whitely, Sherlock, Va., who es
caped injury. The constables and Whitely
“thumbed” passing motorists and offered the
melons for sale at prices ranging from ten to
twenty-five cents each.
Dartmouth, Aug. 31.—(UP)—The crew of
the American racing yacht Yankee miraculously
escaped injury today as canvas and gear crashed
down on the deck of the craft, which capsized
while leading by two minutes in a rpce here.
Rival starters in the race—Endeavour, Sham
rock and Velsheda—immediately lowered their
mainsails and hastened to the Yankee’s aid.
When the Plymouth trawler Trojan towed the
Yankee into port the yacht was stripped of sails
and rigging.
Lowell, Mass., Aug. 31.—(UP)—Because
he used a fire alarm as a fog horn, John A.
Roger, 51, of Billerica was fined $50 in district
court here today. He also was given a year’s
probation for drunkenness. According to police,
Roger became lost in the' fog while wandering
through Billerica last night. Thinking firemen
would lead him home, he sounded an alarm. In
stead, they led him'to a police cell. *
I4 -'-ftYJj. jMwSU •i!'
Four Missing Girls
Found This Morning
Lost Their Way In White Mountains—Slept Huddled
Together Under Tree All Night—Discovered
By Auto Driver Walking Along Road
Bretton Woods, N. H., Aug. 31
— (UP)—Four girls missing over
night in the White mountains were
found alive and well at 9:40 a. m.
The girls were Minnie, 13 and
Cynthia and Martha, 15-year-old
twins, all daughters of William G.
Wrightson of Orange, N. J., a vice
president of the Great Atlantic &
Pacific Tea company; and “Peggy”
Suzanne Sanderson, 16, daughter of
John F. Sanderson, proprietor of
the Mount Washington hotel here.
Dowling Found Girls
' Gordon Dowling of Greensboro,
N. C., found the girls walking along
the Mount Washington road two
miles from Mount Washington ho
tel here while he was motoring to
work. He was one of more than
200 possemen who had searched
fo.- the quartet during the night.
The girls, unfrightened and una
ware of the alarm they had caused,
explained that they had become
lost in the woods and had spent
the night huddled together with
only their coats to protect them
from a drizzling rain. With them
was "Happy”, an Irish setter
Although an occsalonal bear is
seen in the woodlands of Mount
(Continued on Page 7.)
They Had Been Hunting In
All Directions For
Missing Girls
Bretton Woods, N. H., Aug. 31—
(UP)—A posse of 200 set out at
daybreak to renew search for four
girls al described as members of
socially prominent families, who
had been missing in the White
Mountains for more than 14 hours.
Those sought were Cynthia, 13,
and Minnie and Martha, 15-year
old twins, all daughters of Wil
liam G. Wrightson of Orange, N.
J., an official of a nation-wide
grocery chain; and Margaret (Peg
gy) Sanderson, 16, daughter of
John F. Sanderson, proprietor of
the Mount Washington Hotel here.
Deft Yesterday
The girls left Mount Washington
Hotel at 4 p. m. yesterday to climb
Mount Deception, two miles south
of the famous presidential range
of the White Mounatins.
They had planned to be gone
only a few hours’ so when they
failed to return soon after the
surper hour, and a heavy rain be
(Continued on Page 2.)
Washington, Aug. 31—The senate
lobby inquiry took on new life to
the committee's investigators are
spreading out through the country
in search of material with which
to reopen hearings within a few
The agents, activities showed
that the committee intends to pur
sue its inquiry during the congres
sional recess and not await the
re-oonvenlng of congress.
For the time being the commit
tee will continue in the public
utility field. It had been believed
that this phase would be tapered
off after enactment of the Wheeler
Rayburn Holding Company bill,
but committee members feel It
should not be permitted to lapse.
Maryon Bartold Killed By
Falling Bricks—Coroner
Smyth Renders Finding
Death ot- Maryon Bartold, 40, of
Naugatuck, of injuries sustained
when struck on the head by a fall
ing pail of bricks at the Eastern
Malleable Iron Company in the
borough August 16th, was acci
dental and involved no criminal
responsibility, according to a find
ing: issued today by Deputy Coro
ner Walter W. Smyth. The find
ing is based on an inquest held in
Naugatuck by the deputy cojoner.
Bartold died of a fractured skull
after the accident, failing to re
gain consciousness.
Witnesses examined by Deputy
(Continued on Page 2.1
King Leopold Breaks at
Last Minute—Could Not
Give News Himself
(Copyright, 1933, by United Press)
Brussels, Aug. 31—(UP)—The
courage of King Leopold of the
Belgians failed for the first time
in his life today. The Belgian mon
arch quailed, as would any father,
before the ordeal 6t telling his
two oldest children that their
mother had been killed in an auto
mobile accident.
Bowed with grief, he rose from
his knees in the room of the royal
palace where he had been silently
praying, alone, before his wife’s
bier and—with an obvious effort to
hold his voice steady—called a
member of his household to his
To this friend he confided his
dread of the sad task before him.
Children Face Ordeal
It was suggested to the king that
he allow someone else to break the
news to seven year old Josephine
Charlotte and four year old Bau
douin, the crown prince, Albert is
only 14 months old. He protested
that the duty was his, but finally
called the Countess Du Hoy de
Bricquay, lady in waiting to the
late queen and herself the mother
of three children, and asked her to
go on the tragic errand to Chateau
Stuyvenberg, where ho and his
Queen Astrid spent many happy
hours with their children.
The countess found the children
playing in the park of the chateau.
Josehpine, who was riding her
bicycle, caught sight of her first.
Dismounting, she ran to her with
the question:
(Continued on Page 2.)
York, Neb., Aug. 31—(UP)—
Claude Kingsley of York laid low a
jack rabbit with his fist. The rab
bit, pursued by - bis dog, veered
dose enough to Kingsley for him
to land a left hook behind the ear.
Oil Concessions
Received In
Silence By State
Private Enterprises Do
This at Own Risk; Govt.
Not Obligated
Washington, Aug. 31.— (UP)—
The state department declined to
comment today on reports from
Addis Ababa that Anglo-American
interests had been granted impor
tant oil and mineral concessions in
The department has received no
official word of the transaction, it
was said. Officials said they were
unaware that negotiations were be
ing conducted for the concessions.
Unofficially, • it was indicated of
ficials did not view entrance of
American business into the threat
ened war zone favorably, but it
was not believed they would take
any action seeking to keep Ameri
can interests out.
At Their Own Risk
It has been the attitude of this
administration that private enter
prises which invest in trouble
(Continued on Page 2.)
Middlebury Man Owned
Nearly $80,000 In
Bonds, Money, Stocks
An estate of *27,916.68 Is left by
the late Truman E. Wheeler,
former well known Middlebury res
ident, according to an appraisal
filed today at the office of Judge
Dennis J. Slavln in probate court.
A summary of the estate shows:
Cash, *1.982.80; stocks, *1,321.62;
mortgages. *19,837.21; bonds, *600;
real estate, *3,800, and furniture.
The stock holdings include:
5 shares Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company—*355, 6 shares
Imperial Uphostering Company,
preferred,—*180; 3 shares Imper
ial Upholstering Company, com
mon, —*15; 5 shares Public Serv
ice Corporation of New Jersey —
*535.62; 5 shares Tennesee Elec
tric Power — *235.
The inventory lists a *500 bond
of the Connecticut Light and
Power Company, which is appraised
at *6000.
The following bank accounts are
included in the estate:
Waterbury Savings Bank —
*337.66; Woodbury Savings Bank
— *368.72; Naugatucg Savings
Bank — *696.85; Naugatuck Na
tional Bank — *569.62.
One-half interest in real estate
in Middlebury is listed at *1.000
while property on Mill Plain ave
nue was appraised at *2,700.
Biddeford, Me., Aug. 31.—(UP)
The government will present vir
tually its entire case at a lower
court hearing Tuesday to combat
the alibi of Alexander Cloutier, 25,
sawmill worker accused of murder
ing Florence Grenier, 17.
In a surprise move, County At
torney Robert Seidel has summon
ed nearly 20 witnesses, practically
all the government has in the case.
Meantime, Cloutier’s attorneys an
nounced they have an alibi which
“should free” him.
Among the witnesses will be
two sisters of Florence, whose
body was found In a dump August
23. They are Irene, 25, and Rose,
No Immediate Diplomatic Problem — Noted Geologist
Says It Is Trick To Draw Us In — No (Ml There
He Asserts—Britain Tells How She Stands
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, August 31 — (UP) — The state depart
ment received in cold silence today the news that huge ex
ploitation rights in Ethiopia had been granted to American
interests, but it was indicated that the United States has ho
intention of being drawn into a foreign conflict by such a
Will Continue Plans For
War, Despite Threats
Of Any Nation
(Copyright, 1935, by United Press)
With the Italian Army, Bolzano,
August 31—(UP)—Italy's reply to
threats of the world will be to bring
to the highest degree of power of
all the armed forces of the nations,
Benito Mussolini shouted to 140,000
soldiers of his maneuvering army
“The world must know once
again that while there is talk so
absurd and provocative of penalties
(sanctions), we will not give up a
single soldier, a single sailor, a
single aviator,” II Duce cried to his
He spoke from the heights of
Mt. Ronzone, with the soldiers
ranged along the slopes of the hill.
King Victor Emmanuel was with
him. Mussolini was clad in his
favorite uniform of corporal in the
Fascist militia.
Shonts His Defiance
‘As he shouted defiances to the
world, the chief of staff of his
army was on the way to France
on a sudden mystery visit to the
chief of the French staff.
All the submarines in his navy
were assembling oft Sicily, ready
for maneuvers that would put a
deadly line of the torpedo craft
across the Mediterranean from
Sicily to Africa.
Airplanes were flying to Sicilian
airdromes and coast defense bat
teries were being hurriedly
strengthened. '
Mussolini reminded his men of
his recent announcement that the
(Continued on Page 2.)
Washington, Aug. 31.— (UP).—
In the little respite since congress
has adjourned, statisticians have
been at work.
They came up today with this
Congressmen drank a few more
than 100 bottles of beer apiece, on
the average, in the house restaur
ant from the day the session start- i
ed to the last wild adjournment
The figure was 48,217 bottles—
about eight cases a day.
The statisticians admitted the
100-bottle per congressman total
might not be exactly accurate.
Senators don't allow beer to be
served in. their restaurant and it’s
possible some of them may have
sneaked over occasionally to
quench their thirst.
Modale, Iowa, Aug. 31—(UP)—
A bull-snake’s greediness proved
its undoing. Entering a wren
house, it gorged with eggs until it
was too fat to leave through the
entrance. The bird house was
opened and the snake was killed.
Noted Jewish Author Dies
Suddenly A t Summer Home
Sheffield, Mass., Aug. 31—(UP)
—Herman Bernstein, noted author
and diplomat, died of heart disease
at his summer home here today.
He would have been 59 on Septem
ber 21.
Bernstein, a resident of New
York city, was born at Neustadt
Scherwindt, on the Russo-Germari
frontier, in Russia, son of Davis
and Marla (Elsohn) Bernstein. In
1893 he came to the United States.
As a correspondent of the New
York Times, he spent from 1908 to
1912 in Europe, visiting; Count Leo
Tolstoy and interviewing; some of
the most prominent Europeans.
He was founder of “the day,”
national Jewish weekly, and was
its editor from 1914 to 1416.
While serving; as editor-in-chief
of the American Hebrew from
1916 to 1919, Bernstein went to
Russia as special correspondent of
the New York Herald to describe
th« revolution.
During; his stay ta Russia, he
published the "WiUy-Nickey•, tele
grams, the secret correspondence
between the Kaiser and the Cxar
which attracted universal atten
He was a war correspondent for
The Herald during the Word War,
and in 1919 represented The Her
ald at the Paris peace conference
and made a special Investigation
of Polish pogroms.
In 1921 he returned to Europe
as correspondent for the New York
American and exposed the so
called "protocols of the wise men
of Zion.”
Subsequently he served as con
tributing editor of the Jewish Tri
bune, the American Jewish Week
His - numerous books Included
“The Flight of Time,” published
in 1899; “With Master Minds,”
"Celebrities of our Time,” and
“The Road to Peace.”
Besides his wife, the former So
phie Friedman of Moscow, he
leaves a son, David, editor of "The
New Talent," and three daughters,
Mrs. Dorothy Nash and Mis. Vio
let Wilhelm, both of New 'fork,
and Mrs. Hilda QlUln of Chicago.
The body will be sent to New
York for burial.
Responsible state department
authorities said that the grant to
American oil interests of rights for
exploitation of more than half of
Ethiopia on the eve of threatened
conflict with Italy — presents no
immediate diplomatic problem*.
This indicated the United State*
has no intention of being dragged
into the Italo-Ethioplan crisis by
adventuring American capital.
The word "immediate” was used
with emphasis, however, with the
full understanding that if and
when the Italo-Ethiopian crisis is
settled, the holders of American
property, legitimately acquired,
may well have claims against one
or both of the belligerent countries,
which the Americah government
would be compelled to recognise.
There was no attempt in state
department quarters to cast doubt
upon the authenticity or legitimacy
of the concession.
(Continued on Page 7.)
Seventy Year Option To
Company That Was ,
Formed In Delaware > j
(Copyright, 1935, by United Press)'
Addis Ababa, August 31—(UP)—
A 75 year concession to exploit oil
resources throughout the eastern
half of Ethiopia has been granted
to the African Exploration and
Development Corporation, incor
porated in Deleware, it was an
nounced today. ^
The contract permits the corpor
ation to seek and extract petroleum,
naptha, gasdfe and ozokerite (ozo
cerite, a waxy substance found near
coal mines from which paraffine is
made) in a great area involving all
of Ogaden province and portions of
the provinces of Wallo, Hu si. and
In addition the company is en
titled to other bituminous sub
stances and iodine, and receive*
priority in any concessions that
may be granted as the result of
discovery of precious metals and
precious stones.
Faces Italian Attacks
All of the concession lies in ter
ritory which would be subject to
Italian attack when the rainy sea
son ends In the latter half of Sep-,
An effort by substantial British
or American capital to enforce it
(Continued on Page 2.)
Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 31.—»
(UP).—A charge of assault wltk
intent to murder today was placed
against Edward “Duke" Dooley,
ex-convict, as result of a tavern
brawl last night in which Edward
Daly, 34, was seriously wounded
in the thigh.
Police said Dooley, his wife,
Daly and Miss Lucy Chamberlain,
a school teacher, were together lre
the tavern when an argument
broke out between the men.
Miss Chamberlain, they said,
broke a sugar bowl over Dooley's
head and she and Daly left the
Dopley followed and resumed the .
dispute and was said to have drawn
a gun and poked it into Daly’s
stomach. . . tiJ
In brushed the weapon away he |,
was wounded. Dooley was over-1,1;
taken after a short chase.
Dooley was released from the
state prison recently after serving ,
a term of one to two years for.

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