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Final Edition
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Late News Flashes
ESTABLISHED 1881 VOL UI. NO. 248
WATERBURY. CONNECTICUT, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 19, 1935
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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.”
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