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Generally Ffcir Tonight; Rain, Cold Sunday Final Edition Closing Stocks Late News Flashes ESTABLISHED 1881 VOL UI. NO. 248 WATERBURY. CONNECTICUT, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 19, 1935 . ■ * ■ — . i SDCTEEN PAGES PRICE THREE Two Labor Heads Have Fist Fight On Meeting Floor President John Lewis of Mine Workers, William Hutcheson, President of Carpenters Union, Have Scrap—Lewis Drew Only Blood in the Affray BY H. O. THOMPSON (United Press Staff Correspondent) Atlantic City, N. J., October 19 — (UP) — A fist fight between John Lewis, president of Mine Workers and Wil liam Hutcheson, president of the Carpenters Union, threw the American Federation of Labor convention into wild disorder today. Women screamed and proceedings were suspended temporarily as me two men, vioieni opponents in the issue between’the Industrial and craft unions, ex changed blows in the center of a hall crowded with 500 delegates. Hutcheson, big and ourly, was bleeding from the mouth after Lewis, a few inches shorter in statue, but equally husky, swung a wild left to the face. After Heated Words The fight started after an ex. change of heated words during a de bate over formation of an Industrial union for rubber workers. Hutcheson had attempted to stop kthe debate, claiming the Issue al ready had been settled. He criticized Lewis for reopening the fight and became personal In his remarks. Lewis arose: "Is the delegate impunlng my mo tives?” he demanded. (Continued on Page 7.) ALDERMAN PETER GRIFFIN TO BE NEW PRESIDENT Will Be Returned to Office He Has So Long Alderman Peter Griffin will be reelected president of the board of aldermen when the new body takes office for another two-year term Monday, January 6th. With the democrats still maintaining a ma jority on the board they will also be in position to elect not only a president but also a president pro tem. In view of the fact that the present president pro-tem will not be a member of that board for the 1936-1937 period, another must be selected in his place and several names are being mentioned. Long President Alderman Griffin has been presi dent of the board of aldermen throughout all ot Mayor Frank Hayes administration. He also served In this capacity during six years of ex-Mayor Francis P. Gullfoile's administration. .’he retiring president pro-tem is Alderman John T. Derwln. He was elected registrar of voters In the election a week ago last Tues day. Therefore, his place on the board of aldermen will have to be taken by someone else. The names of Alderman Frank X. Bergln, Alderman George R Gullfolle and Alderman-elect Ed ward J. Fltzzgerald are being men tioned for the pro-tem post. 1 Make-up of Board Mayor Frank Hayes, upon his return a week or so hence from his vacation, will get to work on the .set-up of his municipal boards, rt Is likely that several republican aider men now enjoying minor board I :ts will be dropped. It was re ported today that Alderman-elect Pasquale Perrlello would be named to the police board in the place of (Continued on Page 2.) PIGSKIN POINTERS! Every young*ter who ploy* football . . . even high school ond college player* . , . will get o kick out of “Figikln Pointer*," the ■pedal feature that will appear In the “Freckle* and Hi* Frierd*,’’ the Water bury Democrat’* eomle strip at intervala dur ing the football eeaion. Thl* mean* a double value In thl* comic ... a thrilling football story, plus top notch tip* on how to play the gridiron sport Coach Room, who ha* whipped several ghadyslde High squad* Into champ i o n ■ h I p form, ha* written the article*. Read them a'l and you’ll know how to play every poeltlon on the team. The flrtt of the “Fig akin Pointers” appear* In the "Freckle* and" HI* Friends” comic to day on page It. HOW TO FLAY CENTER) Follow these football pointer* In the DEMOCRAT FOUR DRUNKEN DRIVERS WERE BEFORE COURT Two Were Punished for Their Offense, Two Get Continuances No less than four drunken driving cases were on the docket In city court today, with two drivers being penalized when they pleaded guilty and two others securing contlnu ances. For the first time in a con siderable period, a jail sentence was Imposed on a tipsy driver, the pen alty being Invoked by Judge John F. McOrath. The man who went to Jail this morning was Frank Stemmer, 26. of 15 Irion street, who was arrested Thursday night by Patrolman An thony Flore after passing a red light at East Main and Cherry streets. The policeman testified to day that Stemmer fell out of the car as he opened the door after being halted. Goes To Jail Stemmer,. pleading guilty to drunken driving,-was sentenced to 15 days In jail, and must also serve out the costs. In addition he must 'serve out time for a fine of $5 and costs, imposed for operating, with out a license. Henry Oraves, 41, of West Haven pleaded guilty to drunken driving, and was lined tlOO and costa, with $75 of that amount being remitted Continuances of two weeks were secured by Walter Llcnlk, 41. of 3 James place, and William A. Likely, 32, of Thomaston, both charged with operating while under the In fluence. Likely wall arrested Iasi night. NO TEST HEARD OF NON-SUPPORT Cases of Son, Daughters Are Turned Over to Pro v bation Officer / The test case on the new state non-support law, which makes chil dren liable under criminal penalties to the support of their parents, failed to materialize in city court today, when Judge John F. Mc Orath accepted a recommendation by Prosecutor Charles Summa that the local case, first of Its kind In the state, be turned over to Probation Officer Emil Hummel. The proba tion officer was to report the result of his Investigation to the Judge late this morning. Charged with non-support In the test are five daughters and one son of John Lockwood, who now makes his home at 410 Willow street. Four daughters were served warrants earlier In the week, while one daughter and a son were notified yesterday to be In court today. Those facing the charges are: John Lockwod, Jr., 61, of 19 York street; Mrs. Sarah Whiteman, ol Lee avenue, Bridgeport; Mrs. Kerry Dunlap, of Bunker Hill avenue; Mrs Etta Wheeler of Watertown; Mrs. Rose Denver of Oakville; and Mrs. Maude Irwin of Willow street, with whom the father ha~ been living. HARVARD WILL PICK OUT PRIZES Cambridge. Manx., Oct. lft-r'UP) —Harvard mcr. will be able to pick out the prises of this season’s crop of debutantes without trouble, thanks to a handy guide published for their enlightenment. Out of the 162 debs to be pre sented to society this season, 27 re ceive the distinction of being “worth-while" for Harvard men. Others are not so lucky, several In cluding the buds of a number of professors' families, being dismissed as “flat-heeled and studious." A list of outstanding deb parties not. to be missed Is also Included, that the socially-minded student may not have to waste his time at Inconsequential affairs. "’’he guide, distributed free to ah ur« ergraduates, was prepared by Thomas Larkin of Chicago, Harvard student, and Jason K. Lewis ol Brookline, Harvard graduate. German Hatred For Jews Invades Wayside Shrine Apparently dhreptnllni the incongruity of their near ness, the authorities of Obertsdorf, Bavaria, have erected a symbol of their hatred fof the Jews at the side of a wayside shrine dedicated to the crucified Prince of Peace. The sign bears the notice "Jews are not wanted here.” HELENA SHAKEN AGAIN IN EARLY MORNING HOURS City Was Just Saved From Disaster Last Night; Buildings Ruined By WAYNE II. FARLEY (Copyright, 1935, by United Press) Helena, Mont., Oct. 19.—(UP)— A new series of earth quavers shook Helena today, eight hours after a severe quake killed one man. In jured 20, and caused property dam age of $1,000,000. The new quakes, three In number tffha where last night's quake drove thousands from their homes and shook down approximately 25 build ings. The largest four stories high mostly in Helena. Saved From Disaster Helena wak the center of last night’s quake and authorities said that only the fact the business dis trict is in a gulch saved the city from major disaster. The tremor was felt as far east as Billings in central Montana and as far west as Spokane, Wash. In Butte, south of Helena, the shock caused miners to race out of the workings of the Ana conda Copper Mining company. Helena. Butte, and other cities were severely damaged. Hundreds of citizens driven from their homes by the first shock remained In the streets all night, afraid to return. A number of buildings collapsed here, Including a two story brick structure. The severe shock was the last in a series of 60 that began last Satur day, many being so minor that they registered only on the most delicate of instruments. The final shock was described as the most severe recorded at the St. Michael Observa tory’s seismograph was thrown olT (Continued on Page 15.) Young Bandits Taken By New Britain Police Rooming House Raided and They and Companions Ar* rested—One Will Be Questioned as to Murder of Two Bridgeport Officers ROAR OF BOMBING PLANES HERALD STARTOF DRIVE Malign Jhrust Is Almost Ready to Smash Into Ranks of Enemy — By II. It. KKINS (Copyright 193S by United Frew) Harar, Ethiopia, (Delayed)—Oct. 17 (UP)—The roar of Italian bomb ing and reconnalsance planes sound ed the prelude today of an Italian thrust against the towering escarp ment of the plateau fronting on the Arid Danakll region. Actual start of the drive Is be ing delayed, according to the Ethio pians, by the continually increasing resistance of defending troops, the difficulties of the Terrain and the spread of Illness among the Invad ers. Further synchronization of the forward movements of columns ad vancing simultaneously from Italian Somaliland and from the'eastern most corner of Eritrea will be neces sary before Mussolini’s troops can launch a large scale eastward drive. Meanwhile desultory hostilities continue on three fronts—to the north and south of this important strategic point and In the Issa territory Even to the lowlands to the east the Italian advance Is slowing down. (Continued on Page 15.) Final News Flashes WAS POOR WILLIAM TELL Granby, Conn., Oct. 19.— (UP)—Bernard Whipple emulated William Tell and missed and his poor marksmanship cost him $19.89 in town court for fracturing the skull of his friend, Albert Parlmerly. During a drinking party Sept. 25, Whipple amused himself by shooting tin cans off Parlmerly’s head with a high powered rifle. When the ammunition ran out, Whipple bor rowed a small bore rifle and Parlmerly agreed to substitute an apple for the can. Whipple’s aim faltered and his friend was hurried to a hospital. AMERICAN ITALIANS TO SAIL Philadelphia, Oct. 19.—(UP)—Forty Amer ican-born sons of Italian families have renounced their citizenship and will leave New York today for Italy to join the army of Benito Mussolini in his conquest of Ethiopia. The young men of fered their services at a mass meeting of the American committee of the Friends of Italy here. Visas for the volunteers were issued by M. Pio Margotti, Italian consul. They will go to Italy on the Italian liner Hex. CREW ABANDONED VESSEL Glasgow, Oct. 19.—(UP)—Officials of the Donaldson Line here today announced that the S. S. Vardulia’s crew of 37 abandoned ship about 700 miles off the northwest coat. Line officials here believed the crew was forced to take to the life-boats, because of shifting of the cargo in heavy weather. The Vardulia, with a cargo of 7,800 tons of coal, sailed from Hartle Pool, for Botwood, Newfoundland New Britain, Conn.. Oct. 19.— (UP)—One of two arnsterdam, N. Y., youths arrested In a rooming house raid last night, was identified today as a bandit who held up a store keeper here earlier In the week, while his companion was held on a technical charge awaiting question ing by Schenectady, N. Y., and Bridgeport police in connection with a series of holdups .and the fatal shootlftg of two policemen. They were Edwanf'bovey, 21. (106 Orove street), and John Maculrles, alias John Mitchell, 22. (117 Brook side avenue). * Covey was bound over to superior court on a charge of robbery while armed and Mitchell was held for a (Continued on Page 7.) GRAVEST THREAT IS ELIMINATED Italy, France, Great Bri tain Give No Hope of End of Hostilities By SIDNEY J. WILLIAMS (Copyright, 1935, by United Press) London, Oct.’ 19—(UP)—Italian Brltlsh-French diplomatic negotia tions have removed—for the moment —the gravest threat of big scale war in all the months of the Ethiopian crisis, it was understood today. Any faint hope that the negjtlatlons may lead to an early enc' of the Italian war on Ethiopia is one thing. The important factor seems to be that Italy and Oreat Britain had reached a position in the Mediterranean where a catastrophe was threatened unless a way out was found. Oreat Britain initiated urgen. dip lomatic negotiations with Italy and Insisted thut Prance Join uctlvely in them, it was indicated, in the belief that Italy might attack Egypt and the Sudan at any time. Agreements in View These negotiations seemed likely to lead to the following agreements: 1— Italy will withdraw most of the tens of thousands of troops it has sent to Mbya, which adjoins Egypt and the Spudan on the west and is separated by them from Ethiopia. 2— Breat Britain will remove a small portion of its cruiser strength from Gibraltar, at the west end of the Mediterranean. 3— These ships will be replaced by French units. 4— Oreat Britain will undertake to Initiate no action against Italy not authorized by the League of Nations. 5— France will give Britain the use of its Mediterranean ports, notably the Toulon and Bizerta naval bases, in event that it is made the instru ment of the league in enforcing pen alties against Italy. (Continued on Page 2.) FRANCE HAD TO GIVE ASSURANCE Paris, October 19 (UP) — Oreat Britain made Its offer to withdraw part of Its fleet from the Mediter ranean on the basis of French as surances of support, It was learned today. It was said that Oreat Britain took the Initiative, and offered to withdraw some ships If Italy re duced its army In Libya, adjoining Egypt and the Sudan. , Prance, It Is understood, will re place any British ships withdrawn on the understanding that It Is clearly defined where they shall be stationed and what their precise dutIto will be. Stanley Baldwin Says It’s Her Duty—Italy’s Reply Is Million Men 200,000 TROOPS OF ITALY WILL FACE 500,000 Bloodiest Battle of All Is Expected to Take Place Very Soon By STEWART BROWN (Copyright, 1935, by United Press) Rome, Oct. 19 (UP)—Almost 200, 000 Italian troops poised today on a 100-miIc front) in northern Ethiopia for a drfvc Intended to subdue one fourth of the country at one stroke. Dlpatches from army headquar ters as Asmara said the zero hour was "Imminent,” delayed only to allow minute perfection of commun ication and supply lines. The Ethiopian deserter, Ras Haile Selassie Ougsa, son-in-law of Em peror Halle Selassie, led three bat talions of Ethiopian riflemen into the front lines, the dispatches said. If the prospective drive succeeds the fuzzy haired Gussa wil lbe Ras of Immense Tigre Province under Italian domination. He Is the Ras, (Continued on Page 15.) SKILLED LABOR OF SCOVILL CO. SEEKCHANGES Time and One Half on Overwork—Five Cents Hour in Wage Demand# for time and one-half over egulat dally hours and a five per cent raise In pay have been presented to the officials of the Beovlll Manufacturing Company by the tool makers, dlesinkers, machln lts and others Involved In the me chanical line In the plant, It was learned today. Two meetings have already been held with officials of the concern. Chauncey P. Ooss, Jr., vice-president of the Scovlll Com pany and superintendent of the mills, admitted when talked with. Met President Week Ago A week ago the various groups waited upon E. O. Ooss, president of Scovlll's, at a meeting at the Doo little Alley headquarters. He agreed , to take the suggestions under con sideration. At the same session It was suggested that representatives of the various departments be named to meet again with the fac tory heads. Thursday night representatives, five each, from the various depart ments Involved, met at the main offices of the ScoVlll Company with John H. Ooss, vice-president and general superintendent of the Sco vlll Company. The conference lasted for some hours and a decis ion Is now being awaited by the skilled men In the Scovlll plant. Officials Sympathetic It Is understood that the machin ists, toolmakers, dlesinkers and so forth, refused during the past week to work over 40 hours unless they were granted time and one-half. Reports received are to the ef fect that the Scovlll officials are sympathetic, partially, to a time and one-half pay schedule over 40 (Continued on Page 15.) MUCH EVIDENCE AGAINST WOMAN Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 19—(UP)— Damaging medical testimony and a purported confession had been pre sented to a superior court Jury to day as the state pressed the convic tion of Mrs. Ada M. Schueler, young Stamford nurse, on a second degree rnruder charge In connection with the death of her nine year old step daughter. Marilyn. The child died September 6 from a ruptured kidney, the result, the prosecution claimed, of a beating ad ministered by Mrs. Schueler because Marilyn refused to eat her lunch. A statement, said to have been signed by Mrs. Schueler after her ar rest, was read to the Jury late yes terday. Mrs. Schueler was quoted as having said she had chastised the child on numerous occasions and "she so Infuriated me that I lost control of myself and grevlously In jured her." On the day the girl was fatally beaten, the statement quote her as saying she had taken hold of the child but did not remember she had tied her hands arid feet and beaten her. • WAS IDENTIFIED Chicago, Oct. 19— (UP)— Identified by his victim, Raymond Weaver, 35, was In jail today on a charge of bor rowing a fountain pen from E. N. Bergman, store owner, writing and cashing a bad check and walking out with the pen. Prime Minister of England Says League and Kellogg Pact Failed, So Britain Must Act—Italy Answers : With 1,200,000 Armed Men to Beat Ethiopia Worcester, England, October 19 — (UP) — Great Britain will take no isolated action in the diplomatic crisis with Italy but feels, however, it is her duty to halt the war with Ethiopia, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin said today. Addressing a crowded Guild hall meeting of conserva tives, the prime minister declared the League and Kellogg Pact had failed to prevent war and, therefore, that it was the duty of Britain to achieve peace. SAUNARDI HAS BEGUN TO SERVE JAIL SENTENCE Given Chance to Arrange His Business Affairs Be fore Paying Penalty Prank (Tingles) Salinardl started serving today the 60 day Jail sen tence Imposed upon him Wednesday by Judge Miles P. McNifT after a common pleas court Jury had re turned a verdict of guilty on charges of assaulting Policeman William O’Dea. The same Jury found him not guilty on charges of resisting Patrolman O'Dca. Had Stay of Execution Salinardl was given a stay of ex ecution of sentence until today to permit him to straighten out his business affairs. The stay was granted by Judge McNifT following agreement of Prosecuting Attorney W. J. Larkin and Defense Counsel Edward P. Sweeney. Mr. Sweeney explained tils client, engaged In the fruit business, needed a few days to prqpwe for his absence from the city, statlngr that a serious loss would result to the business if Sal lnardl were forced to leave It the day he was sentenced. Salinardl was excused under the same $1,000 bond he posted to In sure his appearance In the common pleas court after he had appealed (Continued on Page 2.) BOYCOTT VOTED AGAINST ITALY Under Proposals of Great Britain All Italian Goods Are Affected BY WALLACE CARROLL (Copyright 1935 By United Pres*) Geneva, Oct. 19 — (U.P.) — The “general staff” of the League of Na tions penalties committee to-day adopted a proposal for a complete boycott of Italian goods, effective October 31. The proposal was referred at once to the full penalties committee comprising 52 league members, for final adoption to-night. The general staff, composed of 18 key nations, agreed to keep in per manent session from now on. to watch closely the application of penalties. Switzerland, which already has called its attention to its tradition al neutrality in all international disputes, made a reservation as to its participation in the boycott pro posal. Decision Unanimous The general staff decision to im pose the boycott was unanimous. It was decided that all league members should reply by October 28 to the boycott proposal and that the big league penalties committee, at a meeting October 31, should de clare it formally in effect at once. (Continued on Page 2.) CUMMINGS BACK IN THE CAPITAL Washington. Oct. 19—(UP)—At torney General Homer 8. Cummings today appeared refreshed and eager to resume his duties as chief federal law enforcement ofllcer after a two months vacation. His primary Interest during hts European trip was the study of the method Is of Scotland Yard In Lon don, surete national In Paris and the school of criminology In Brus sels. Cummings compliments all three organisations saying each was adapted to the needs of its own country. "In some respects," he said, “three systems as a whole, dealing with the country as a whole, are better than ours." He said the United States had a “vaster problem, considerably more difficult," due to mutlpllclty of In dependent police bodies. The department M Justice, he said, would do Its utmost to help In developing a more efficient Am erican system of law enforcement. “War Is the last thing In the mind of the British government,” Bald win said. “We always are ready to avail ourselves of the first qppirtun ity that presents itself for concilia tion .... It is a dangerous lie to say the object of the British gov ernment is the overthrow of fascist Italy." Comparing war as it was known before the World War and future conflicts, Baldwin said “not one country today, if war broke out, could regard Itself as secure until the war ended." “Even the United States,” he con tinued, “which talks of isolation, is up against that peril. Furthermore there is a great Increase in the hor rors of war . . . Wherefore it is perfectly obvious that the only safe way for any nation is to keep out of war and see that it never comes.” Italy’s Answer Rome, Oct. 19— (UP)— Italy soon will have 1,200,000 men under arms, (Continued on Page 7.) WORLD WAR FEAR IS AVERTED FOR PRESENT TIME Italy, Great Britain Will Explain About Mediter ranean in Note Sunday By VIRGIL PINKI.EY (Copyright, 1935, by United Pres*) Rome, Oct. 19 (UP)—A Joint Ital ian-Brittsh communique, expected to tell the world that acute danger of war In the Medlteranean has been averted, to to be Issued tomor row morning, It was said authori tatively today. Stalls of the foreign office and the British embassy worked on the texts today, harmonizing them. It was Intimated that they would considerably ease the Itallan-Brlt lsh tension which has been In creasingly acute. The United Press understand* that the communique will reaffirm Great Britain’s declaration that It Intends no Independent action against Italy, and also will say that Italy will reduce Its army In Libya, bordering Egypt and the Sudan, and Britain will reduce the size of It* fleet in the Mediterranean. British Statement It was said authoritatively that the communique would contain a British statement to the effect that British never raised the question of application of military sanction! or penalties against Italy and In tends no measure beyond collective action by the League of Nations. This Is Interpreted to mean that Britain will neither close the Suez (Continued on Page 15.) DEATH MAY PUT WEDDING BACK London, Oct. 19 (UP)—The death early today of the Duke of Buc cleuch, father of Lady Alice Doug Ian, flnancee of the Duke of Glou cester, may postpone the wedding of the king's son and the Scottish noblewoman, scheduled for Nov. 6. Shortly before the Duke died at his estate, Bowhlll, Selkirk, It was announced at the Royal Court at Sandringham that the wedding would be held privately In Bucking ham Palace Chapel instead of In Westminister Abbey, as originally planned. Plans for the ceremony had been changed, It was announc ed, "owing to the serious illnesp of the Duke of Buccleuth.” IYcxj sot f>«INrr A MIMATUtfe.