HI THK MAN IN THE TOWER
When September chill is in the air
And crabapples are ripe on the trees,
Grapes just waiting for the first frost
And there’s a nip in the evening breeze—
When wild aster starts to blossom
And early fall brides go up the aisle,
And gardens begin to look tumbled down
And young things rush the new hat style—
When corn on the ear begins to pall
And summer dancetoriums look lousy,
And all your one time summer clothes
Begin to look awful frowsy—
When tomato odors fill the house,
Chili sauce and catsup begin to smear
The kitchen, know ye one and all
That the autumn time’s most here.
Just in case. . . . Mildred Dowling, Peg Byron, and
Mildred Marooney are resting up at their homes in this
city after two months’ nursing duty at Hartford’s isola
tion hospital. . . . The Misses Rose and Louise Scorpion,
who grace the office of Town Clerk Dora Egan, are back
on the job after spending the past two weeks vacation
ing in Canada. Montreal, Quebec, and the famous shrine
at Ste. Anne de Beaupre were among the places visited.
Daily visitors at the town clerk’s office welcomed the
young ladies back yesterday. . . . Slipped under the Tow
er door this morning was the following comment from
Emmy Ess: Meeting old friends. I had the most pleasant
experience to-day when I met my old school professor and
now a practicing attorney in the person of Thomas De
vine. And Attorney D. told me it was just 43 years since
he first came to our fair city to stay and be one of our
most beloved. . . .
Between you and me. . . . Mrs. Ida Jaffee, a res
ident of South Elm street for more than a score of
years, will bid the town a permanent adieu soon to take
up residence in New York city with her daughters, Bes
sie and Lillian. . . . Bill Derwin plans an attractive
schedule of highly-touted orchestras for Hamilton Park
dancetorium this fall. Frankie Carle, smiling wizard
of the keys and formerly of Mai Hallett’s band, will
open the park Saturday evening, September 17, with his
new dancepators who went over big in Bristol last
month_George Coukis, younger brother of the Grand
Street ham and egg man, drops in and offers us a batch
of tinfoil he has been collecting for the Tower for five
weeks. Many thanks George. . . . Joe Kiely was taken
away with the music of “Babe" Mack and her all-girls
orchestra at Lake Compounce Labor Day.
Paging Bob Ripley. . . . Gentlemanly Harwood Nor
ton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Norton of Bristol, had
plenty to tell his new classmates to-day at Bristol high
school where he enrolled as a freshman. The 13-year-old
offspring of Lake Compounce’s genial manager was leisure
ly passing an afternoon at a pond near his home yes
terday when he decided to catch a few frogs to add to his
collection of leaping amphibians. Garnering an even half
dozen he started for home with three of the jumpers in
each hand. He paid no attention to them until he ar
rived home when after showing them to his mother, who
kept her distance from the exhibit table, he noticed a
leopard frog with eleven webbed digits on his fore paw.
The frog is a beauty and very healthy looking. Har
wood was so thrilled telling his friends about his catch,
they nicknamed him “Froggy.” Ain’t that sumpin’?
Down the line. . . . Charles Schumacher of Califor
nia, a summer visitor to our fair city, won the title of
“Mr. Quasspaug of 1935” at a contest at the Middlebury
resort Saturday evening. George Guilbert and Tony
Novakowski were runnersup. . . . Mary Barron, secre
tary to Attorney Harold Green, and Julia Snickus of Ro
land street, are listed in the phone book again after a
pleasant vacation at Saratoga Springs. The pair were
guests of Judith Ann Barron, sister of Mary, whose
torch singing is the feature attraction at Riley’s Lake
House. The girls had the time of their lives there and
wound up the trip catching the horse races. It was
their first trip to the track and a costly one, for they
each bet $2 on “Red Rain", but the horse must have
been lost in a storm, for he hasn’t come in yet. How
ever, they’re still expecting red rain.
Editor, Tall Tower Topics: The overwhelming mass
of mankind everywhere opposes war and desires peace.
Present world conditions make it of vital importance that
the tremendous power of aroused public opinion be made
effective. People everywhere must be given something spe
cific to say and do. I enclose a copy of an invocation which
thousands of people are using and which has appeared in
ten different languages. The New York Evening Post has
printed this invocation with favorable comment in its is
sue of August 10th and other groups and organizations are
taking up its use. May I request you seriously to consider
printing it with appropriate comment urging your readers
to use it daily. This invocation was originally issued by
my wife, Alice A. Bailey and myself but its presentation
for general use through the press should not be limited by
identification with any personalities. We earnestly appeal
to you to cooperate with us in this as an act of public serv
ice. Very sincerely yours, Foster Bailey. “Let the
forces of Light bring illumination to all mankind—Let the
Spirit of Peace be spread abroad—May men of goodwill
everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation—Let power
attend the efforts of the Brothers of Humanity.”
Clips. . . . The Forum Trio Club of this city had a
grand week-end in New York when its members accom
panied President Nicholas Orsillo down to radio station
WOR in Newark where Nick was among those heard on
the Listener Speaks program Sunday afternoon. Sat
urday evening the club members—Francis Jordan, At
DiBaise, S. Genavo, Johnny Albino and Nick Orsillo
took in the sights of Broadway; Sunday morning they
visited in Brooklyn where they were guests of the Sham
rock Club. Sunday afternoon the group went to New
ark and that evening enjoyed a sight-seeing tour of the
Big City. The return home was made Labor Day with
everyone reporting a good time enjoyed. . . . Francis
Granato of 17 Seymour street, a, Wilby sophomore, is
pretty adept with his pencil. Yesterday afternoon he
gave the Tower occupant a glimpse of a pencil drawing
of Will Rogers that he has just finished and it’s some
thing to write home about. . . .
Veteran George Norris Can
Still Win Victories When
His “Pet” TV A Plans Arc
Under Fire; McCarl Has to
Step Down on Financial
Supervision of Project.
BY ROONEY DUTCHER
WASHINGTON, Sept. S—Grizzled
veteran of famouB congres
sional battles for more than 30
years, Senator George W. Norris ol
Nebraska Is still winning victories.
His latest triumph was won
largely at the expense of his for
mer secretary, J. R. McCarl, long
since grown powerful as comptrol
ler general. McCarl wanted to get
TVA finances under his thumb.
And TVA is the senator’s cherished
The controversial TVA amend
ments, designed chiefly to protect
TVA against invalidation by courts,
went through the senate as Nor
ris and other friends of the project
desired. But a hostile house mili
tary affairs committee mangled
them so as to ham-Btring the TVA
directors seriously. The house re
paired some of the damage, re
pudiating Its committee, but the
house measure was still in such
shape when it reached conference
that Norris, head of the senate
conferees, couldn’t accept them.
Speaker Joe Byrns appointed n
house conference committee, foui
of whose five members were hos
tile to TVA. Congressman Lister
Hill of Alabama was the only
friend Norris had in the house
group. The outlook seemed hope
After weeks of deadlock, the
conference suddenly reported out
a bill far more favorable than any
friend of TVA had dared antici
Norris and Hill, throwing every
ounce of energy into their per
suasion, had won over two of the
house conferees, giving them a
majority on that side. The inside
story Is this:
The Norris threat to tie up the
issue until next session, making
TVA a campaign issue unless it
were treated fairly now, was
backed up by pregnant messages
from an Important gent at the oth
er end of Pennsylvania Avenue and
by his congressional contact man,
Chairman John McSwain of the
house conferees, a South Carolian
and secret foe of TVA, was caused
to remember that his state seeks
20 or 30 million dollars for a cer
tain Santee-Cooper river navigation
and power project.
Congressman Numa Montet of
Louisiana, who has broken with
his old friend Huey Long, was
forcibly reminded that no anti
Kingflsh candidate could be re
elected In Louisiana without strong
After McSwain and Montet saw
the light, it was all over.
• • •
TVA Given Scoop
The net effect is to let TVA do
approximately whatever it finds
necessary to achieve success and
to knock out hampering restric
tions. The TVA directors have in
sisted that they must be allowed
some of the flexibility and freedom
of a business corporation and a
minimum of red tape.
McCarl, instead of getting the
firmer hold on TVA finances for
which he had hoped and worked,
receives a setback. Although still
authorized to audit TVA accounts,
his comments can no longer be
heralded—as they were recently by
"power trust" representatives—as
a "report" damning the develop
ment. McCarl's reports hereafter
will be subject to TVA scrutiny and
accompanying explanation or an
swer before they are submitted.
Also, the comptroller general
must now pay for his own audit
of all TVA accounts except that
relating to top powers. TVA offi
cials have been sore because Mc
Carl stationed 15 of his men at
Knoxville and elsewhere at a cost
of $75,000 a year to TVA offi
agents go in for such things as
counting the number of men at a
movie show at Norris construc
The new legislation also reaf
firms TVA’s right to use its own
Judgment in awarding contracts,
McCarl had criticized severely be
cause from three to five per cent
of its contracts hadn’t gone to low
The end of the session will give
Charlie West a chance to find out
what his job as undersecretary of
the interior is like. He was ap
pointed weeks ago at a time when
it was supposed that the end was
Ever since, West has been up
to his ears on his job of ‘‘lobby
ing" for Roosevelt on Capitol HtU.
The extent to which the White
House got what it wanted in the
cjosing days was to no small de
gree due to his efforts.
Copyright 1935, NEX Service, Inc
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ROAMING THE AIR WAVES
-With RAT FITZPATRICK.
Yesterday s watk Droadcast oi
the Hllla-Hearts same from Ham
ilton park, marked the climax ot a
highly successful season of run
ning accounts of City Amateur
league contests . . . Working un
der the handicap of a steady, driv
ing rain, George Duffy and Bill
Derwln presented a colorful word
picture of. yesterday's champion
ship contest . . . From early in
the season,. WATR presented games
regularly from the Hamilton park
diamond . . . and already, it's
planned to . bring the games over
the air regularly next season.
Something new In local ra
dio is a new WATR program,
“Tlie Word Man” .... It’s
of but five minutes duration,
each morning at 11:10, bnt
nevertheless highly Interest
ing .... The program is jbased
on the correct pronunciation
and spelling of difficult words.
. . . '. Listen in, and you’ll find
yourself surprised at all the
Instruction on any subject over
the air is usually rather ineffec
tive, and, more important, dull to
hear . . . But that isn't the case
with the new golf tips’ series of
fered by Roland Wingate over
WATR and the Yankee Network.
. . . . Wingate is one of the east’s
best known golfers-, and his 15
mlnute programs each evening are
informal, chatty, and Interesting.
. . . . Listen in at 7:30.
The newly-formed WATR
Little Theater Guild Is going
to have an extremely busy
season, withont question. . . .
Station officials have already
purchased a number of scripts
for the theatrical group . . . .
Definite schedules are now
being planned for the presen
tation of 15-minute radio
Donald Briggs, 24 year old Chi
cagoan who gave up selling bonds
to turn radio actor over NBC net
works, has Just signed a film con
tract and will leave Sunday, Sep
2:45—Telephone Tunes with
Jimmie Colgan at the
3:00—Baseball game broadcast
* from Fenway park; Cleve
land Indians vs Boston
Bed Sox reported by Fred
5:30—Waterbury Democrat News
5:35—Melody Parade (Con’d.)
6:00—Yankee Network News Ser
6:15—Hits and Bits.„
6:45—Van Clemens and Dorothy
. 7:15—Baseball scores.
7:20—Naugatuck on the Air.
! 7:30—Edith Sacco, songs.
■7:45—Organ Tones and Songs
by Jean Erdman.
, 8:00—Saving Golf Strokes.
' 8:16—Man About Town.
By !. S. Kl*in
f’ANADA looks back upon thi
premiership of Sir Wilfrl<
Laurier as the period when it ex
panded immensely In agriculture
in foreign trade, in railway build
ing and its relations with Grea
Britain and the United States. An<
so, this great orator who wai
termed "Silver Tongued Laurier,'
remains one of the greatest met
in Canadian history.
First French-Canadian premier
Laurier became Liberal leader ii
1887. at the age of 46. and fron
then until 1911 led his country
through continued progress.
In 1897, his preferential taril
with Great Britain won him fame
and knighthood. His rapid die
patch of Canadian troops in 190<
to South Africa, to aid the Britisl
in the Boer War, was anothe
feather in his cap, but when tin
Issue of trade reciprocity with th
United States came up In 1911, h
was defeated. He died in 1919.
Two stamps of Canada honor th
man. One, shown here, was par
of the 1927 Confederation Commem
orattve issue, an<
the other, issue
the same yeai
shows him wltl
Sir John A. Ma<
Donald, his pr<
decessor at th
helm of the got
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NEXT: What la the land of th
Below are the answers to
tret questions printed on
1. New York, Chicago,
Philadelphia, Detroit and Los
2. A period of a thousand
». In the Adriatic sea.
STARS OF NEW MCSICALE
Phil Duey and Eunice Howard Are Shown Rehearsing for Their New
Rendezvous Program Series Which Begins Over an NBC*
WJZ Network at 8:00 p. in., E.D.S.T., on Wednesday, September 18.
Jane Williams and Duey Will Have the heading Musical Roles, While
Miss Howard Will Play the Heroine in Dramatic Parts.
tember 1, for Hollywood to start
work for Universal Plctpres.
One of the best known of the
younger actors around the NBC
Chicago studios, the six-foot-two
thespian has been heard, in many
broadcasts over NBC networks and
currently has been appearing in
“Welcome Valley” as Dr. Haines, in
"Girl Alone” as “Scoop" Curtis,
New York Stations
• • • • • • ••• • • •
WlflAF—660 — WO It—710 — WJ'/j—760 — W A BO—860
o.on nrVAV_Tonlrlo Hollpr
tlonal Singles Tennis
WJZ—Betty and Bob
WABC—Oklahoma Bob Al
WABC—Loretta Lee, songs
WJZ—Negro Male quartet.
WABC—Mount and Gest,
5:15—WOR—Sketch, with Music.
5:30—WOR—Home Town Boys,
WJZ—Little Orphan Annie
WJZ—From Paris: Italo
Abyssinian War Menace
and European Peace—Le
land Stowe, Chief Paris
Bureau, New York Her
i WABC—Candelori orches
1 tra; Pete Wo|lery, tenor.
Singles Tennis champion
ship, Forest Hills.
1 6:45—WEAF—Billy and Betty—
WJZ—Lowell Thomas ,
6:55—WOR—Real Life Drama.
7:00—WEAF—Amos ’n’ Andy—
, Stan Lomax,
i WJZ—Richard Liebert, or
, WABC—Variety Musicale.
■ WJZ—Tony and Gus—
I WABC—Mary Eastman,
i Soprano: Hubert Hcr)drie,
WJZ—Lum and Abner—
7:45—WEAK—To be announced.
8:00—WEAF—One Man’s Family
8:30 —WEAF—Wayne King or
Marilyn Duke, songs.
WJZ—House of Glass—
baritone; Elizabeth Len
9:00—WEAF—Van Stceden or
chestra; Amateur Revue,
Frank Crumit, director.
with John Sharles Thom
9:15—WOR—Hey wood Broun,
9:45—WJZ—Education in the
WABC—George Burns and
Grade Allen, comedians;
Sid Gary, baritone.
10:30—WEAF—Ray Noble or
WJZ—Stones of History —
WABC—March of Time—
WOR—News; Dance music
WJZ—Dorothy Lamour, so
WABC—Ted Florito or
11:15—W.TZ—Negro Mato quartet.
11:45—WEAF—The Open Road
WJZ—Shandor, violin; Ro
12:30—WEAF—Lights Out, sketch
Presenting a new view ot the Pickens Sisters*—from left to right:
Patti. Helen and Jane—whose tuneful harmonies are beard on the
Gulf Headliners’ program over the WABC-Columbla network Sundays
from a to t:H P. M., ERST. The Pickens bolster the argument which
points to the south as the birthplace of a majority of girl harmony
singers. They come from Macon, Georgia.
anfl in "IM Kilmer iramuy as
Harry, the ne’er-do-well eon.
The precipitate aummons Briggs
received made it necessary (or Wil
liam J. Murphy, of the NBC con
tinuity staff, who writes "The Kil
mer Family,” to "write out” Harry
Kilmer, played by Don, beginning
with Monday's episode.
The "Parade of the Maes
tros,” In which leading CBS
conductors will offer their In
dividual styles of rhythm, will
be presented over the WABC
Columbia network on Thurs
day, September 5, from 8:00 to
0:00 p. m., EDST.
The line-up for the parade
Includes such favorites as Fcr
de Grofe, Jacques Renard,
Leonard Joy, David Tamkfai,
Lud Gluskin, Jan Rubini and
Red Nichols. Each will be giv- -
en a turn in directing the or
chestra of 40 musicians in the
distinctive style which has be-'
come synonymous with his
Graham McNamee, probably the
world’s best known radio announc
er, took over the announcing
assignment on Major Bowes’ Ama
teur Hour effective Sunday, Sep
tember 1, filling the spot that has
been occupied by Jimmy Walling
ton since January, 1931. Walling
ton recently resigned from the
NBC staff to assume new duties in
The sponsor hour has been broad
cast over a WEAF-NBC network on
Sunday nights at 8:00 p. m. since
September 8, 1929, and for the last
four and a half years the announc
er on the program has been Jim
my Wallington. His work on this
program, which has always attract
ed a huge audience, was instrumen
tal in making Jimmy a front line
McNamee, his successor, has been
in radio since i922 when he casual
ly dropped into the studios of
WEAF on lower Broadway and had
an audition. Previous to that he
had been a concert baritone. His
rapid-fire descriptions of all kinds
of sports and special events in the
GETTING A TAN
Weekends at New Jersey Re
sorts Have Provided Jessica
JJragonette, an “Instalment
Plan” vacation this summer.
Here she is relaxing at Atlantic
City. She has enjoyed them im
mensely and plans to continue
them during September.
last 13 years have made him ons
of the most familiar voices in the
Rudy Valicc will broadcast
his second Fleischmann Variety
Hour direct from the Canadian
National Exhibition at Toronto
on Thursday, September 5, and
the guest stars for the broad
cast over a WEAP-NBC net
work at 8:00 p. in. will include
Robert I/. (Believe-it-or-not)
Ripley, Irene Bordoni, A1 Ber
nic and Tom Howard and
George Shelton. In addition to
these another headline act will
be announced later.
Rudy has been playing a
two-week engagement at the
exhibition and the Vallee Va
rieties originated in Toronto
last week, too. Bob Ripley, ap
pearing for the second conse
cutive week, will tell the radio
audience about some of his lat
est discoveries in the “believe
Connie Gates, clever CBS con
tralto, has developed an expenslv
weakness for furniture auction!
She bought a number of pieces th
other day, and now hasn’t an
place to put ’em!
Martha Mears’ new baby couli
properly be given a coat of arm
that would be made up of a G
Clef, sharps and flats and a baton
Relatives on both sides of the fam
ily are musicians or musically in
dined. Daddy is Sidney Brokaw
arranger for Ozzle Nelson's ’ or
The neighborhood Jeweler’
business has Increased consider
ably since Johnny Hauser becam
director of a local boys club. Th
"Hit Parade” singing star has gon
to no little expense providing th
youngsters with medals and lov
lng cups for sportsmanship on th
field. His latest donation Is a sll
ver plaque for the winner of a
amateur theatrical tournament
More than 30 other organization
have registered for the competl
Frank J. Black, NBC genera
musical director, is an easy mar
for sellers of old musical manu
scripts—and any books on fishing
The older the better, too. Black'
been too busy with radio this sum
mer to get away for a fishing trij
and he says the next best thing t
going fishing is reading about it.
Phillips Lord, whose "G-Men
serial is heard Saturday night
over NBC, has t*vo other origlnii
ideas as well as his "Old Fash
ioned Singlu’ School” up for cor
sideratlon by three sponsors.
3:00—Red Sox vs. Cleveland
6:00—Yankee Network News
6:16—Bobby Benson and Sunny
6:60—Hartford Better Business
7:00—Ralph Mixer’s String
7:15—Dyno Boys—Gordon, Dave
7:30—He, She and They.
8:00—Johnnie and his Foursome
8:16—Emery Deutsch Dance
Rhythms and Connie
8:30—Everett Marshall’s Broac
9:00—Six Gun Justice.
9:30—Presenting Mark Warnov
10:00—Adventures of Grade.
10:30—March of Time.
11:00—Yankee Network News
11:16—Ted Fiorlto’s Orch.
11:30—Claude Hopkins’ Orch.
• BED JACKETS
• NIGHT GOWNS
The Miller & Peck Co
HAND DRAWN AND
Of crepe and satin—Lovely
to look at—lovely to wear.
Tailored and Lace trimmed.
3:00—Baseball game: Boston Red
Sox vs. Cleveland.
6:15—Football School of the Air.
6:30—WICC News Bulletins.
5:45—Patti Chapin, Songs.
6:00—Yankee Network NewB
6:15—Edmund Neary, Tenor.
6:30—Yankee Minute Men.'
6:45—Dorothy Groh, Songs.
7:45—Your Voice and Song.
8:15—Emery Deutsch’s Dance
8:30—Master of Mystery Series.
9:00—Six Guns Justice—Sketch.
10:00—Ann Harwood, Soprano.
10:15—Std Evans, Baritone.
10:30—To Be Announced.
10:45—Nina Tarasova, Soprano.
11:00—Yankee Network News
11:20—Local News Bulletins.
11:30—Claude Hopkins Orch.
12:00—Frankie Masters’ Orch.
12:30—Buddy Rogers’ Orch.
288-WTIC~Hartf ord--l 040
15—Vic and Sade.
45—Barry McKinley, baritone.
00—Woman’s Radio Review.
45— Motor Vehicle Department.
00—Blue Room Echoes—Jo
seph Blume, director .
30—Salvatore de Stefano, harp
46— Sam and Dick.
30—News; Baseball scores
00—Amos ’n’ Andy.
15—Gordon, Dave and Bunny.
45—Frank Sherry and the Sing
00—One Man’s Family.
:30—Wayne King's orchestra.
:30—Ray Nobles’ orchestra.
:15—Jesse Crawford, organist.
:80—Manny Laporte’s orchestra.
:45—"The Open Road’’.
— and so !• Dyne—that
new energy augar, pan
Daatroae. Ba aura ta
listen to the happy
7:15 P. M.
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