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• W. C. T. U. To Attack Munitions
, At Annual Session Dedicated
To U. S. Peace And Prohibition
« .
'Battle Against Liquor To Be Pressed
Through Educational Campaign;
; Convention Opens September 6th
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 4—(UP)—Undaunted by eighteen months
of repeal, members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union will
assemble here in their annual convention Sept. 6-12.
Admitting that they never have faced as serious a challenge from
the liquor interests, militant leaders of the organisation are prepared to
' reorganise their forces tor a renewed battle against the tavern, tap
room, and beer narlor.
And address by Mr*. Ida B. Wise
Smith will open the convention
In the huge city auditorium Sept.
! 6. After discussing the liquor
problem from every angle the del
egates will launch a mass demon
. stratlon on behalf of peace. Lead
ers have planned a concentrated
’ attack on the munitions Indus
Nye to Speak
Senator Gerald P. Nye, chair
man of the committee on Inves
tigation of munitions industry,
who has gained wide recognition
through his searching Investiga
tions of the relation between war
propaganda and the munitions
industry, will be the central figure
of the peace program. He will be
the principal speaker at the Sun
day afternoon session, Sept. *.
Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, pro
fessor of comprehensive scholar
ship at Drew Theological Semin
ary, has been scheduled as another
leading speaker. Mrs. E. Stanley
Jones, of India; Samuel Dickey
Gordon, prominent author of
books on religious subjects and
Wllbour E. Saunders, headmaster
of the Peddle School, Hlghtstown,
N. J., also have accepted Invita
tions to apeak.
Many Subjects on Agenda
Important discussions on lot
teries, health, child welfare, Chris
tian citizenship, evangelism, med
ical temperance, motion pictures,
non-alcoholic fruit products, radio
education, and a host of other
j subjects will feature special con
; ferences to be held dally during
, convention week.
The convention will mark the
. close of the first year of the
union’s Willard Centenary Pro
' gram which will be completed in
1939, the hundredth anniversary
' of Frances Willard’s birth. A rec
! ord-breaking attendance is ex
‘ pected by organization leaders.
Prior to the opening of the con
vention Itself a four day school of
Scientific Alcohol education will
! be held under the sponsorship of
the W. C. T. U. Primarily planned
for teachers the school will be
under the supervision of Miss
Bertha Rachel Palmer, director of
temperance instruction for the W.
C. T. U. Based upon scientific
testimony the alcohol education
school is designed to cover all
phases of the physical and social
effects of alcohol.
Wide Interest Reported
Wide correspondence and in
quiries from all parts of the coun
try indicate that educators,
women's club executives. Parent
Teacher association and church
leaders, social workers, and law
enforcing officials, will participate
in the school.
This event will be open to the
public and no tuition fee will be
During the past 18 months Miss
Palmer has conducted a series of
conferences with public school
executives, teachers, state coun
cils of Christian education, and
many other groups in 39 states
from coast to coast, in all of which
plans for establishing alcohol ed
ucation on a more constructive
and far-reaching basis than ever
before arc under way.
Secs Problem Growing
Miss Palmer reports an extraor
dinary deepening of Interest in
the objective and experimental
study of the alcohol problem.
"Everywhere In the light of de
velopments since repeal of the
18 th amendment," said Miss
Palmer, "educators in schools and
colleges alike are expressing more
serious concern in regard to this
particular subject.”
The "text book" of the school
will be Miss Palmer’s "Syllabus In
While the whole treatment of
the subject at the school will be
based upon accepted scientific
findings, the presenttion will be
entirely in non-techntcal lan
The fall meetings of the Girl
Scout troops will be delayed until
the schools open, according to Miss
Edna W. Weber, director of the
council. Troop committees will hold
their meetings shortly and will
plan fall and winter programs.
Miss Weber reports an increasing
need of volunteer leaders, due to
the Increase in registration in-the
local council.
Daily Statistics
On Auto Accidents
Accidents-10,288 MSS
Fatalities. SM »•
Injuries .8,sse 8,878
Pedestrians ... US US
Oecspants . 183 188
Bicyclists. 3 4
Children. 38 84
Adalts . S40 886
Pedestrians ... 8,030 1,811
Ooca pants_ 8,488 8.SS6
Bkrdists. 148 187
Children . 1.582 1.318
Adults . 8,878 8,888
Ar Not Stated 338 887
Stony Creek, Conn., Sept. 4 —
(UP)—Henry P. Rand, 81, Brook
lyn, N. Y„ rubber goods manufac
turer, was burned to death early
today when Are partially destroyed
his summer home on Long Point
road. His wife and two maids es
caped after making a futile attempt
to drag him to safety. The maids,
aroused by the smoke, awakened
Mr. and Mrs. Rand, who . were
sleeping on the second floor. Mrs.
Rand led the way to the salrcasc
where Rand, supported by the do
mestics, collapsed. His weight prov
ed too much for the maids to carry
and with the flames rapidly envel
ing the lower floor, they fled.
Capt. William P. Waylett, a
Country Club employe, who heard
Rand's screams, attempted to reach
him through a rear stairway but
was beaten back by a back draft.
He was severely burned and suf
fered a fractured leg. After the
flames were extinguished, Rand’t
body was found buried in the ruins
of the staircase, badly charred
Neighbors were forced to restrain
Edward Rand, a grandson of the
victim, from entering the building
at the height of the Are to rescue
the aged man.
Brockton, Mass., Sept. 4—(UP)
—Police today sought a sneak thlel
who, posing as an electrician
walked awrfy yesterday with $5,60(
in small bills from the New Enter
prise department store here.
The store opened Thursday anc
workmen were still employed then
yesterday when the pseudo elec
trician, garbed in overalls an>!
carrying a handful of tools, walker
Into the office and began to chech
the lights, outlets and appliances
The man calmly checked th«
equipment for a half hour. Aftei
he left, the cashier discovered that
two canvas money pouches hac
been stolen from under her desk.
Industrial activity In Germany If
breaking 1934 high records.
What do you iLlnk? Send all letters and communications to the Editor, In 'To-day’s Mail. Waterbary
Democrat. No attention will be paid to anonymons correspondence of any kind.
This newspaper la not responsible tor facts or opinions from Its readers.
Waterbury, Conn.
Sopt. 3, 1935.
Editor, The Democrat:
A three page reprint ot Mr.
Fred O. Clark's radio speech of
Au*. 19th is being circulated by
thr local committee of the Crusad
er*. It bears the caption "Deflat
ing A Demogoguc's Delusion" and
purports to show that wealth has
not been concentrated into pro
gressively fewer hands during the
past 35 years: that we do not
have a profit systerrt and never
have had one; that we have a
“profit and loss system Instead":
that profits in the period 1922 to
1929 werd only 4.8%: that the
many have profited In Increased
real wages In greater proportion
than the few have benefited In
business profits; that labor always
receives the bulk <?f our national
Income; that “discriminatory leg
islation has caused the "freezing
of billions of dollars In tax ex
empt securities; that we must
cease this “class discrimination”
in the matter of legislation and
coax these Idle funds Into circu
lation by “CLASS COOPERA
Well. Mr. Clark is a demogogue
Rnd should apply his deflation of
that breed on himself. Mr. Clark's
Crusaders are Fascists, and as
economists should ally themselves
with Messrs. Hitler und Mussolini,
both of whom have been Indulg
TION” racket, and both of whom
have succeeded In bankrupting his
respective nation.
polite name for the Fascist cor
porative State. Don’t accept my
word for it. Try Mussolini’s own
work* and read the similar phil
osophy to be found therein.
Senator George W. Norris has
submitted to the U. S. Senate an
ofllclal report of the Federal Trade
Commission lo the effect that 1%
of the people ot this country own
60% of the nation's wealth, and
hence a large share of the nation
al income. That 90% of the na
tion's wealth is owned by 13% of
the people, leaving 87% of the
people owning only 10% of tho
wealth. Does Mr. Clark wish to
reiterate that this report Is tho
report of "Irresponsible" persona?
A report of Mr. Robert H. Jack
son, counsel for the Bureau of In
ternal Revenue shows that in 1928
taxes bearing most heavily on the
well-to-do contrlbutfd 68.2% of
the treasury's total internal rev
enue and customs receipts, while
those bearing most heavily on the
consumer contributed 31.8%. By
1985 this condition has almost
completely reversed as the per
centage of tax Income from abil
Ity-to-pay taxes has dropped to
38.7%, while tho percentage from
soak-the-poor taxes has risen to
61.3%. As this is a complete refu
tation of Mr. Clark’s statement
that wealth is not being concen
trated In the hands of a few it
should not be necessary to further
engage In questioning his ridic
ulous argument, but as he Is a
dangerous demagogue serving an
un-American cause, nothing
should prevent real Americans
frjm voicing tlielr protests of his
fact-twisting campaign.
Since June, 1139 reduction In
employment amounts to 20.4%.
Reduction In pay-rolls 40.3%. In
sreasc In the cost Hvlng 18.0%.
Figures are those of the National
Industrial Conference Board. Are
these the figures of ‘irresponsible”
persons, Mr. Clark? What becomes
of your statement that the share,
of the manyjs growing greater?
If profits averaged only 4.8 % In
the years 1922 to 1929 as Mr.
Clark claims, how did so large a
number of corporations manage
to pay extra, increased or regular
dividends of 6%, 7%, 8% or
9%; how did some of them man
age to cut huge mellons in the
form of "stock dividends” 'or
"rig: .s” The total national in
come for 1929 was 90 billions of
dollars. According to Mr. Clark’s
statement, average profit was at
tho rate of only 4.8%; or 4 billion,
320 millions. What became of the
balance of 85 billion, 680 millions?
Since he claims labor’s share was
only about 65% of the national
Income he discloses himself as
an absolutely dizzy statistician, for
after deducting his 4.8% from the
90 billion we have left not 65%,
but 95.2%. Labor's share was ap
parently 30.2% greater than the
great Crusader so fantastically
stated! Somehow his figures look
fishy as the devil when it Is re
called that industrial wages for
1929 totaled only slightly over 15
billions out of the total national
income of 90 billions.
Stranger still does it seem that
if labor is the recipient of so
large a share of national Income
that huge fortunes continue to pile
The National City Bank reports
that the 260 largest corporations
made profits in the first half of
1935 that were 17.9% higher than
in the same period last year. Com
pare that with the above figures
on pay-rolls and increased cost of
living. Docs Mr. Clark wish to
further make himself ridiculous by
asserting that wages are up 17.9%
to match the rise in profits as re
ported by the City bank?
Presumably, what Clark means
when he says that wealth Is
widely distributed, is that stocks
of corporations are held by mil
lions of people. True enough. But
it is for the most part held In ex
tremely small lots and carries no
control over the issuing company.'1
And hundreds of thousands of
these Shares were purchased by
people who had no choice but to
subscribe or be placed on the
black-list for early lay-offs. Most
of these purchasers could 111 af
ford the weekly deductions from
their slender pay-checks which
were made to pay for the stocks
on the Installment plan. The wri
ter knows well whereof he speaks
for he was once one of the suck
As for savings accounts:— the
average wage in the U. 8. In 1934
was *21.00 per week. The many
are not saving much on such pit
tances! The growth of savings de
posits will be found to have Its
origin with the coupon clippers.
Mr. Clark, the windy comman
der of the Crusaders, blames
"discriminatory legislation” for
the billions,’’frozen” in tax exempt
securities, despite the fact that bil
lions of these dollars were "fro
zen” during the regimes of Hurd
ing, Coolldge and Hoover, a per
iod notable for lack of progressive
legislation. Progressive legislation
is all "discriminatory” to the Cru
Might I suggest to Mr. Clark
that we abandon the practice of
making Government securities ex
empt from taxation. Undoubtedly
this would not please the Advisory
Board of the Crusaders, but It
would have a tendency to asperate
them from some of the taxes
which they should have been pay
ing these many years.
What about concentration of
corporate wealth? Treasury sta
tistlcs for 1932 reveal that ovci
53% of the value of all asseli
owned by corporation was ownei
by 618 corporations, constitution
only 0.2% of the corporations. O
all corporations, 67.6% held onlj
2.9% of the aggregate corporat«
assets. Five percent of the cor'
poratlons owned 85% of the cor'
porate wealth. Nice healthy condi
tion Indicated here for the imal
business enterprise!
Of all net Income corporation!
In 1932, 50.4% went to 201 corpor
ations, which was only 0.3% of th<
number of corporations having
some net income.
Comparison between the figure!
for 1926 and 1932 indicate a de
cided trend of concentration ol
corporate wealth. In 1926, 1.7%
of the total number of corpora
tions reporting Income accounted
for 69.8% of the total net income
In 1936, 1.1% of the total numbei
of corporations reporting net In
come accounted for 72.6% of the
aggregate net income for thai
year. It appears from reports Ilk*
this that the small business mar
Is fast being relegated into th<
same boat with labor and wltl
professional people. All are slowlj
being forcibly expropriated frorr
their possessions. The mills ol
capitalism may grind slowly, bui
Inexorably the middle cluss ant
the petty capitalists are ground In
to the grist of that class known U
Marxists as the proletariat; to th<
laissez-faire school of economist!
as the commoners or plebes.
"We have no profit system" sayi
Mr. Clark, "but a profit and los!
system." I suspect that Mr. Clarl
has purloined that phrase fron
Mr. Stuart Chase’s article in the
Current History Mugazine, March
1935. At any rate Mr. Chase's use
of the phrase has been twisted se
that Mr. Clark's heareis are ex
pected to draw Inferences there
from diametrically opposed to the
message given by Mr. Chase. If we
have no profit system It is strange
that so vast a majority of out
business men plead guilty to the
charge that they are engaged li
business for proilt! Few of then
would be hypocritical enough te
claim that they were In businesi
for the purpose* of Incurring f
If losses AKE incurred it Is be
cause of the fdllacles and organie
weaknesses Inherent in the com
petltive struggle for the free rnar
ket. It was not so many years ugi
that capitalists qrnd their stooges
the economists of the classica
school, were vociferously shoutlnt
that "competition is the life o
trade." Today we hear nary i
peep from them on that score
They are all monopolists *vho hav<
learned during the past six yean
of competitive chiselling and thi
resulting anarchy, that compett
tlon brings in its wake attempli
at government regulation and th<
danger of collectlvlslm. That li
why the Crusaders pull the string!
irhlch cause their puppet, Mr
Clark, to danoe to the tune o
Fascism; or as that gentlemai
euphoniously calls It—"Class Co
He will have achieved his ent
when, and If, the principle of clasi
cooperation has been adopted, in
volantarlly, and the corporati
State emerges as the full-blowi
expression thereof. V'e shall have
then, as a nation gone the way o;
Hitler and Mussolini. As Individ
uals the mere tools of the mon
opolles, camouflaged as the State
Why not write to the Crusaders
Box 744. Waterbury expressing thi
appreciation felt for their tendei
solicitude for our welfare. Jus
say, “Aw nuts.”
Waits Alongside Imperiled Ship
Groping Its way through the hurricane-lashed waters of the Florida
coast, the United Fruit 8. 8. Union (above) reached the Dixie,
stranded on French reef, but was forced to wait for the storm to
subside before attempting rescue of the 352 persons on the
battered liner.
Settlers' Village Itemettes
Settlers’ Village Is becom
ing go popular that the open
ing hours will goon have to be
extended to accommodate the
folks bent on Inspecting Con
necticut’s chief tercentenary
feature. Long before the dcors
opened this mormlng Mr. and
Mrs. Donn Bent of Los An
geles, Calif., were waiting out
side in their car to be admit
ted. They made a tour of the
settlement before 8 o’clock and
announced they were “ex
tremely satisfied.” Mr. Bent
said it was well worth waiting
to see.
Irish Nutlona! Day will be
celebrated In gala fashion Sun
day, Sept. 22nd. Ex-Mayor
Francis P. Gullfoile, James
Phelan and Patrick Flaherty,
three members of the Settlers’
Village Corporation and repre
sentatives of the Irish-Amerl
cans of this city, have super
vised the distribution of thou
sands of Invitations to relatives
and friend* Of local Irlsh
Amerlcans throughout the land
to come to Settlers' Village for
a real holiday. It looks like a
big duyl
Practically everyone who
has visited Settlers’ Village
has been very much enthused
with the settlement. Some
have made more Hum one
visit. Among this group Is
William M. Gillette, clerk of
the court of common pleas. Mr
Gillette was back aguin this
morning with a friend, K. S.
Wilbur, of Avon, N. Y. lie took
great delight in pointing out
the features ol^ the various
buildings to his guest from the
Empire State.
The only states still unheard
from are: Nebraska, Utah,
Idaho, Wyoming, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Montana, Nevada,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ari
zona, Oregon, Arkansas and
New Mexico. All the other 34
states have had representa
One of the visitors yesterday
was from San Junn, the capi
tal of Puerto Rico, lie couldn’t
recall anything on his West
Indian island that could out
shine “Settlers’ Village, Watcr
bury’s Wonderland.” He lias
some friends from Haiti visit
ing in New York and he stuted
he Is going to try and have
them come to Waterbury Just
to see the village.
Another visitor was from
Hawaii. Hls home, he said,
was just outside of Honolulu.
He, too, was greatly impressed
with the exposition.
"Working under wraps,” Is
an old expression but It ac
curately describes the manner
In which the builders of the
Scandinavian cottage arc ta
iloring. They have persisted
In swinging their hammers
and saws despite the rainfall In
an effort to complete tlie cot
tage this week. The present
schedule calls for the dedica
tion of the Scandinavian cot
tage this Sunday and It will be
adhered to unless the Incle
ment weather becomes so
severe that the plan will have
to lie abandoned.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 4—
(UP)—John J. Lewis. 39, Provi
dence, R. I., fugitive, will be tried
during the September terip of
criminal superior court here on
a charge of carrying concealed
weapons instead of being returned
immediately to Rhode Island state
prison to complete an unfinished
Lewis and Otto Bocer. New
York City, were arrested here last
week when an officer noticed
their uutomobile cruising slowly
through central streets in the early
hours of the morning.
Lewis had been sentenced in
Rhode island for participating in
a Jewelry store robbery at Paw
tucket. He later told Police Court
Judgo Raymond J. Devlin he was
In the city to "pick up some easy
Bocer, who said lie had been
given $10 by Lewis to drive him
here from New York, was fined
$10 and costs yesterday on u
charge of falling to carry an oper
ator’s license.
Cannes, 8ept. 4—(UP)—Rush or
ders for pleated cord belts fastened
1 with five-inch silver anchors have
been pouring over the telegraph
wires toduy to Paris since the
Prince of Wales appeared on the
waterfront here wearing such a belt
with a white sports suit. The heir
to the British throne has decided
to prolong his vacation and may
make a short Mediterranean cruise
before returning to England.
Cricket, football and tennis
ranks as the three moat popular
ball games among the people of
London this year.
Two record books in the old
country store show business
transactions that actualy took
place away back in 1852. Ac
cording to some of the Items,
rflm sold for 25 cents a quart
while gin and whiskey brought
the merchant only 13 cents a
quart. There Is no question
about It having been a general
store lor one could purchase
anything from pins to lumber.
You could even rent a horse
and buggy. Lodging for a horse
overnight cost 25 cents while
lodging for a man brought
12V4 cents. Meals were served
for 25 cents. Butter sold foi
ls cents a pound; a plug of
tobacco for 3 cents; suspend
ers for 25 cents; hair oil 12 V4
cents a bottle; shot 8 cents a
pound; codfish 5 cents a pound,
and cider brandy 25 cents a
quart. Eggs brought 15 cents
a dozen. Brandy sold for 75
cents a quart and was pur
chased quite frequently by
medical men. Visitors are per
mitted to inspect those books
and housewives have spent
considerable time scanning
their pages, comparing the
prices of long ago with those
asked in our modern stores.
The contest for the ofilce of
“Mayor of Settlers’ Village” Is
still under way with Robert
Stack holding flic lend.
Stephen Kelly (without the
second "c”) has withdrawn
n-oni competition and tins as
sumed the duties of manager
of the Stack campaign. Peter
Kelley (with the second “e”)
Is determined to l>c his own
manager nnd aspires to out
shine both Stack and Kelly
w 11 h o u t-tlic-sccond-“c”. It
looks like a real campaign.
The chief feature of the cam
paign will be the absence of
any oratory whatsoever.
Forty Members Discuss
Program for Settlers’
Village Exercises
Extensive preparedness plans for
the coming Polish Day celebration,
September 21, were under way
when a committee of nearly forty
members met at the Polish Na
tional home, 281 Bank street, last
night. Anticipating a state-wide
representation of leading Polish or
ganizations, the tercentenary com
mittee voted In favor of three
“floats," each representing a cen
tury of Polish progress, to lead the
parade from St. Stanislas church
at East Farm street to “Settlers’
Marcel Ulatowskl, committee
chairman, urged acute coordination
of all sub-committees to make final
drives in their particular plans and
pressed the engagement of Polish
Harcerstwo (Boys and Girls
Scouts) of Thomaston, also the Po
lish FJfe and Drum Corps and
Krakowske Dancing Troop from
The coming meeting Is scheduled
for 8 o'clock Thursday evening, at
the Polish National Home.
Salem, Mass., Sept 4—(UP)—
Pickets massed at the gates of the
Danvers Bleachery at Peabody
early today In an effort to force a
complete shutdown of operations
at the Pequot Mills, largest sheet
ing plant In the nation.
A Skelton crew of “white collar”
workers has been endeavoring to
complete a contract since 2,200
employes walked out nearly three
weeks ago at the Bleachery and
the Salem plant of the Pequot mills.
Meantime, officials of the Inde
pendent Sheeting Workers of Am
erica strove to keep radical leaders
from seizing control of the strike.
Several reputed communists have
been ejected from picket lines and
today union pickets sought Ann
Burlak, "Red Flame” of Textile
strikes. “We would ride her out |
of town on a rail,” business agent
Wilfred T. Levesque said. ^
Food commissaries for the
strikers opened yesterday. The
hungry and needy will be given
bread, potatoes, meat, vegetables
and milk three times a week.
Federal Mediator Gordon M.
Jamieson still sought a settlement.
The strikers demand a 25 per cent
wage increase and Improved work
ing conditions.
Mortgage Deeds
Michele and Giovanni Fusco to
the Waterbury Trust company,
real estate on the north side of
Burton street, $3,000.
Warranty Deeds
Amedeo Pelosl to Gustavo M.
Pans!, real estate at Ridgefield
avenue and Frost road.
Natives In the Marquesas, in the
Pacific, are shooting prawns with
tiny bqws and arrows.
Record Mortgage
Deed Filed Here
Filins of a $#0,000,000 mort
gage Seed In the oflfce of
Town Clerk Dora A. Kgan this
morning by the Cudahy Pack
ing company ret the second
highest record for papers of
this kind, locally, for the year
of I0SS. The deed, SIS print
ed itages in length, was bound
In hook fashion, Involves |>rop
erty of the Cudahy Packing
coiniiaqy throughout the Uni
ted Mates. The filing fee In the
town clerk’s office .was #330.
The deed Is from the Cudahy
company to the Continental
Illinois National Bank and
Trust company of Chicago. The
papers Involve two i parcels of
the Cudahy company on Sperry
street, this city. The largest
deed this year was one Invoic
ing the Swift company. The
third largest was one filed by
the Armour company.
Boston, Sept. 4.—U(P)—Ar
igrcement restoring Boston elevat
ed wage rates to the high point ol
if the 1929-1932 period was ac
:epted by the members of the Bos
on Carmen's Union at a meeting
lere last night.
The Increase, to become effee
lve November 1, will cost th<
Elevated about $98,000 for the resi
pf the fiscal year. All classes re
:elve a cent and a half Increast
per hour.
The agreement was the resul
pf conferences between the loca
inlon, International President Wil
iam D. Mahon of the Anialga
nated Association of Street anc
Electrical Employes of America
nd General Manager Edward Dans
pf the elevated.
Mahon entered the confcrencei
vhen the road and union had
ailed to agree after almost foui
nonths of negotiations.
Under the new rates the bast
pay will be 75 cents an hour, run
ilng up to 85 cents an hour foi
pertain classifications.
A meeting of the park board wai
veld yesterday and final reports ot
he various activities In the parke
,vcre given. It was reported b;
Park Supt. Irving W. Harrlsoi
hat there was an increase of 601
•ounda of golf at the munlclpa
;ourse this year. This year’s tota
lumber of rounds amounted ti
19,381. At present the roof of th'
tlubhouse is being reshingled.
All the park playgrounds am
swimming pools were closed to
the year last week and Lakewooi
park Is also closed after a fal
The florists’ cottage at Fulto
park Is nearly completed and thu
far the steel framework of th
greenhouseh as been finished. A
Hamilton park the recreation pa
villon is being redecorated and th
check room and refectory are bein
completely remodeled.
Paul Martone Discharged
on Charge of Breaking
Liquor Regulations
The mere presence of 20 imtlles
of boor In an Icebox Ic not enough
evidence to constitute a violation
of the liquor laws, ruled Judge '
John V. McGrath In city court to
day. In addition, It wan testified
that the beer was there for the
use only of the owner and hie
friends, and not for sale.
As a consequence, the Judge
granted a discharge to Paul Mar
tone, 62, of 213 North Elm street,
who was ordered arrested last
week In court by Judge Edward
Mascolo. Martone at the time
had Just completed testifying In
behalf of Lorenzo Simone, who was
arrested In his South Main street
custard shop by Capt. Dan Carson
and the vice squad on a charge of
keeping liquor with Intent to sell.
Martone said In -court last week
that the beer was his property and
that he rented the back room of
Simone’s custard shop for himself
and his friends, and used the place
to serve spaghetti' suppers and the
Judge Mascolo held that Mar
tone's testimony freed Simone but
warranted his own arrest. In view
of the circumstances. Judge Mas
colo disqualified himself and con
tinued the case until to-day.
Rev. David P. Gains of the First
Baptist church has returned from
his vacation and will take over the
regular church services this Sun
day as usual. There will be two
services this week, the first at 11
o’clock and the last at 7:30 o'
clock in the evening.
Rev. Mr. Gaines’ subject for his
sermon at the morning service will
be ’’Concerning the Church.” In
the evening a new series of ser
mons will be opened by him. The
subject of these talks will be
"Marks of a Vital Religion” and
the first of the series of sermons
will be entitled “Joy.”
The church Sunday school will
not reopen Sunday as was pre
viously announced due to the Issue
passed by the board of health.
School' will reopen the Sunday fol
lowing the opening of the local
public schools.
William M. Peregrlm, South
Meriden; Mary A. Popovich, 234
Walnut street extension.
Romeo Theriault, Oakville; Eliz
abeth L. Ciano, 827 East Main
A Frank
Thursday ---at Hadley’s
Pay No
- Money
Close Out
of Floor
Reg. $49.95
to $69.
Semi-Annual clearance . . .
washers demonstrated on
^ur floor, washers that were
out on trial, floor samples—
all priced for immediate
clearance. Some cannot be
told from new. Thursday all
day, but come early for best
First Come
Has First
5 0C Weekly

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