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VOL LIU, NO. 250
Many Workers On
Leavenworth High
Job Discharged
Thirty-four of -Them Laid Off—WPA Official From
New Haven, Known as “Mr Montague,'* Who Dis
played Big Gold Badge, Dropped Them From List
Without giving any substantial reason for the action,
a PWA official early this afternoon discharged 34 work
men employed on the Leavenworth High school repairing
project, informing the men that the WPA was taking
official charge of the job, and retaining six of the crew.
William M. Harris, FERA administrator, whose office has
been in charge of the work, told the Democrat this after
nnnn fViof fho mon hoH romainoH noor +Via enVinnl armor.
ently uncertain as to their next
move and puzzled as to the reasons
for their discharge.
Were With Families
Mr. Harris said they were all men
with families, and were naturally
anxious about their jobs. He said he
had no authority to do anything
for them and was awaiting definite
instructions from WPA head
The man who ordered the dis
charge is a representative of the
New Haven office of the WPA ana
has been In the city on several prev
ious occasions. Mr. Harris said he
knows the man only as “Mr. Mon
tague,” and that he Identifies him
self by an Imposing gold badge. Ac
cording to the local relief adminis
trator the man has been giving
“pep talks” to the FERA workmen,
In which he points out the advan
tages they will enjoy under the
Four painters and two laborers
were told to remain at work, Mr.
Harris said. The remaining 34 per
sons of the FERA crew were told
they would not be accepted by the
Will Present Her Views to
Europe About Stand in
Present Crisis
(Copyright, 1935, by United Press)
London, Oct. 22.—(UP)—Parlia
ment assembled today for a three
day debate on foreign policy which
vlll tell Europe and the world where
Great Britain stands in the pres
ent crisis.
The debate Is certain of Its place
Xi contemporary British history.
Not only will It deal with the
Britlsh-Itallan tension In the Med
(Contlnued on Page 4.)
Round Orove, 111., October 22 —
(UP) — Uttering a feeble but final
“ho-hum,” Mrs. Harold McKee’s
1935 attack of yawning stopped sud
denly today as she completed her
13th day of weariness.
“Oh, It’s great,” Mrs. McKee said
as the minutes ticked by without
the periodic yawns that had come
at an average of six a minute.
At first, Mrs. McKee.yawned 11
time a minute, but recently the fre
quency had diminished to the slx
a-minute average.
Late yesterday Mrs. McKee was
yawning every two minutes. She
yawned her last without realizing It.
When the expected yawn failed to
develop, one of the two Red Cross
nursese in attendance became, ex
"You’ve stopped, you’ve stopped.”
she shouted and then went to tele
phone Dr. Henry Pettit, in charge of
the case.
Mrs. McKee, weak from the pro
longed attack, broke her own "world
record of nine days set In Decem
ber, IBM, when she reached her
10th day of continuous yawning last
Friday noon.
New York, Oct. 22.—(UP)—Dom
inic Barrilla, 41, was held without
ball In magistrate’s court, the Bronx
to-day on charges of attempting to
rob Mrs. Barbara Seymour of New
ton Highlands, Mass., after play
ing the role of the good Samaritan.
According to the complaint, Mrs.
Seymour was riding through the
Bronx with her husband when their
car broke down. Barrilla came
along and offered to help. He
suggested he take Mrs. Seymour to
his home, which he said was near
by, to wait unt^l repairs were made.
Instead, however, she charged, he
drove ber to a lonely section and
attempted to rob her.
^ Seattle (UP).—Much chagrined
were three sailors of the U. & navy
destroyer Waters. While on leave
they went canoeing on the fresh
waters at l^dkf Washington. Their
canoe eapsised, end after they had
duns to it for an hour, they were
n<cked ud bv a rL»*«l"r sailboat.
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Will Not Have to Pay
Federal Excise Tax on
Their Purchases
Waterbury does not have to pay
any federal excise tax on any of
its purchases, it was disclosed today.
The excise tax is more familiarly
known as the federal sales tax. As
a result of this ruling the city
stands not only to save a consider
able amount of money on its pur
chases but it is also possible that
the present system of getting re
funds for municipally bought sup
plies will be done away with.
The government has taken the
stand that purchases by a city and
used for "essential governmental
functions” are not subject to the
federal sales tax. The government’s
stand • is taken to include all city
departments such as fire, police,
school, welfare, street,, health and
so forth.
Paid in the Put
In the past when the City of Wa
terbury bought supplies it paid the
tax on the goods purchased. Then
an, appllcatoin for a refund was
maue out to the seller of the goods
and this refund was made. Then
the seller applied to the federal
government for an abatement of the
tax that would have been collect
ed, otherwise, had the sale been
made to a private individual cT
Possibly, now, the exemption cer
tificates filed by the city with the
seller and by the seller with the
government will be discontinued
Executive Secretary Thomas P.
Kelly said to-day that the city ha*
continually exercised Its right of
Had Long Protested
That the local officials have been
protecting their right of exemption
from the sales tax better than have
the Hartford officials, has been dis
closed. A research expert working
for the Hartford city administra
tion has found that the Capital
City has been paying the federal
sales tax. Now an attempt must be
made for a bulk refund of the tax
es so paid.
Momentous Moment When Greece Recalled King George
Another chapter was written in the area-long history of Greece as this scene was enacted before the na
tional assembly in Athens. Prime Minister Tsaldaris is shown on the rostrum (right center), making his
Impassioned speech of resignation in bowing to will of army and royalists intent on restoring exiled King
George to the throne. General Kondylis, surrounded by his cabinet, who succeeded the Tsaldaris govern
ment, is leaning back at left
Tearing Across Eastern
Tip of Cuba—Wires Are
Down, People Flee
(Copyright 1935 by United Press.)
Havana, Oct. 22.—(UP)—A hur
ricane ripped its way northeastward
across the eastern tip of Cuba to
day. Wire communlcatolns were
tom down. Heavy seas hammered
the coast and thousands of people
moved inland for refuge. Others
took shelter in the strongest build
ings towns afforded. •
The United States navy station at
Guantanamo was Just off the di
rect path of the hurricane. Com
munication between Havana and
the' naval station, was severed at 11
o’clock last night when the navy’s
wireless station failed.
Winds Rage in Fury
At 2:45 a. m. to-day the- winds
that had been rising to higher and
higher fury were raging across the
eastern end of the island. Wires
were down. Infrequent wireless
messages from less affected portions
of Orient*, the eastern province,
reported the wind to be increasing
steadily in Intensity. Trees and
signs were being blown away. There
were no communication at all with
theh extreme eastern end of the
The storm was firse reported Sun
day night, 250 miles southwest of
Jamaica. It veered eastward as it
(Continued on Page 4.)
Boston, Oct. 22—(UP)—Former
Mayor Malcolm E. Nichols of Bos
ton, who underwent an abdominal
operation yesterday, was reported
resting comfortably at a hospital
today: \
Final News Flashes
Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 22.—(UP)—A Har
vard college instructor, Arnold Weld, 40, was
given a one-month jail sentence and fined $50 to
day when convicted on five charges resulting
from an automobile accident. The jail term was
imposed by District Judge Louis Green for
drunken driving, and the fine for reckless driv
ing. A two-month jail sentence was imposed on
a hit-run charge but this was suspended. Two
minor charges were filed. Weld was arrested
after an automobile accident Oct. 11 in which a
boy was injured.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 22.—(UP)—Autograph
hunters are helping Bruno Richard Hauptmann
finance his appeal to the United States supreme
court. Many small checks have been received
for the defense fund, attorneys revealed today,
and each must be signed by Hauptmann. They
will provide sufficient money to meet expenses of
preparing the appeal to the high court, defense
counsel said.
Twin Hills, Oklahoma City, Oct. 22.—(UP)
—Johnny Revolta, of Milwaukee and Tommy
Armour, veteran from Chicago, were leading in
their respective semi-final matches of the Na
tional PGA tournament at the end of 18 holes to
day. Revolta held a three hole lead on A1 Zim
merman, the darkhorse entry from Portland,
Ore./and Armour led A1 Watrous, Detroit, by
two holes.
Republican Campaign
Expenses Muddled Up
Chairman Palomba Files One Report Recording a
Deficit—Treasurer Callan Files Another That
Reported a Balance for the Party
Two financial reports on the
receipt* and expenditures of the lo
cal republican organization during
the recent city election campaign
were on file today in the office of
Town Cleric Dora A. Egan. Figures
on one report did not compare
with those on the other and as a
result leaders of the democratic
party were smiling and wondering
who was telling the truth, Town
Chairman Frederick W. Palomba or
Town Committee Treasurer Adam
Callan, the authors of the two
"official" documents.
Town Chairman Palomba’s report
shows a deficit In the g. o. p. cam
t • -
(Continued on Page 4.)
Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 22.—(UP)
—Depressed over the attempt of her
15-year-old sister to commit suicide,
Evelyn Gardner, 19, drank poison
today and flung herself out of a sec
ond story factory window.
She was taken to St. Vincent’s
hospital and placed in the same
ward with her sister, Claire, who
yesterday swallowed poison because
of unsettled family conditions.
Attendants said both probably
would recover.
Several days ago an elder sister,
May, 23, estranged wife of Mickey
Carr, orchestra leader, went to New
York, leaving her baby In care of
her mother and sisters.
Claire, brooding over the deser
tion, tried to end her life and
Evelyn, while at work at the Style
craft Manufacturing company, was
seen by fellow workers to place
something In her mouth and then
leap from the window.
The fact she fell almost upright
saved her from possible fatal Injury.
New York, Oct. 22—(UP)—Paul
ino Uzcudun, veteran Spanish
heavyweight, was matched today for
a 19-round bout with Joe Louis,
sensational Detroit negro boxer.
Promoter Mike Jacobs announced
The bout will be staged early in
December either at Madison Square
Garden of the Bronx Coliseum. The
site and date will be determined de
finitely within the next 24 hours
I^ouls was signed for the match last
It was understood Paulino has
been given a guarantee of $30,000,
with a chance at a percentage of
the gate. Louis will work on a
percentage basis, receiving a largfer i
cut than the Basque wood chopper
Paulino, now at his home in San J
Sebastian, Spain, notified Jacobs by
cable that he had agreed to terms
snd signed contracts there—to be
forwarded by mall. He will start
training Immediately and sail for
New York next-month.
Boston, Oct, 22—(UP)—A U. 8.
u my plane, on a weather recording
light, was forced down near Pitch
jurg today shortly after It had
seen teported missing, According to
vrr- airport officials at East Bos
Two army, flyers were aboard.
First reports said neither was In
Contingency Tax on Late
R. W. Hampson Estate
Is Question Involved
Judge Newell Jennings reserved
decision on the appeal of the state
tax commissioner from a ruling In
probate court dealing with a con
tingency tax upon the estate of the
late Robert W. Hampson, former
member of the firm of Hampson,
Mlntle & Abbott, following a hear
ing In superior court today.
The tax commissioner’s office as
sessed a contingency tax of $3,600
against the estate but Judge Den
nis J. Slavln ordered $1,600 paid and
the balance postponed until it was
decided whether the contingencies
described in the will would mater
ialize. It was from this ruling that
the tax commissioner appealed.
Assistant Tax Commissianer Far
well Knapp of Hartford represented
the tax commissioner’s office. At
torney Thomas F. Moore appeared
for the Citizens & Manufacturers
National Bank, executor of the
Hampson estate. The estate when
Inventoried showed a value of ap
proximately $135,000.
Washington, October 22 — (UP)
— Administration officials today
slashed the November 1 goal of
their $4,003,000,000 work-relief pro
gram from 3,500,000 to 2,030,000
A total of 1.31,733 needy now are
working, leaving 690,267 to be em
ployed within 10 days if the new
nhlopMvo t.n a.nh4f»v*»ri
Officials pointed optimistically to
two developments In expressing
sonfidence they would push the pro
gram to the 2,000,000-job mark by
the end of this month.
They said action of Comptroller
Qcneral John R. McCarl in releasing ;
>82,365,027 for work projects within '
the last 24 hours had broken the
'bottleneck" hampering the drive.
They added that the program
would receive new Impetus Thurs
iay with the return on President '
Roosevelt, Works Progress Adminis
trator Harry L. Hopkins and Public
Works Administrator Harold L. ,
[ekes from a three-week fishing
Troy, N. Y„ Oct. 22 - (U.P.) —
iviatrix Ruth Nichols held ground
o-day against critical injuries suf
ered In the crash of a 20-passenger
.lrplane yesterday. Four of the
ilane’s crew were honeymooning
lespite painful burns, but Miss
Ilchols' pilot, Harry Hublltz, was
Hublltz died last night of bums
nd shock. A few hours after two
tewardesses of his ship married his
wo mechanics. Miss Nichols, “rest*
ig comfortably" but in critical con
ltlon with fractures of a wrist and
n ankle, a broken nose and serious (
urns, was not told of his death.
Rome Hears Report To
That Effect—Big Chief
Of Ethiopia Wounded
Forces of Ethiopia Faced
Somaliland Natives in
Fight to Death
(Copyright, 1935, by United Press)
Dagnerei, Ethiopia, Oct. 22.—(UP)
—I saw one of the sharpest, most
vicious battles of the Ethiopian In
vasion, the capture of the fort at
Dagnerei by Italian Somaliland na
tive troops, and certify that black
fights black In this war with utter
Somaliland's fierce dubats stormed
Dagnerei’s steep slopes victoriously
in the face of fire from two ably
manned Ethiopian machine guns
and routed the enemy Africans
from a position considered impreg
(It was officially reported at
Rome that 50 Ethiopians were
killed and many wounded; that
Italian casualties were 14 dead, 40
I followed the Dubats up the
steep hill at Dagnerei, saw 10 Ital
ian airplanes skimming low over
head with machine guns rattling
death at the entrenched Ethiopians,
heard the crack of rifles and the
whine of bullets and watched the
nttackers mop up the defeated but
stubbornly resisting defenders in
hand-to-hand battle that lasted six
British Guns In Use
I personally saw that a captured
Ethiopian machine gun was an
English Vickers and that the
abundant ammunition beside it was
largely the dread dum-dum bullets.
Many boxes of regular cartridges
in the fort were inscribed with the
property marks of the British gov
ernment rifle depot and the trade
mark of Eley Brothers, Ltd., Lon
The advance culminated In cap
ture of Dagnerel began the night of
Oct. 16 with a surprise attack on
(Continued on Page 4.)
Alfred, Me., Oct. 22—(U.P.)—The
murder trial of Alexander Cloutier,
25-year-old jobless sawmill hand ac
cused of slaying Florence Grenier,
17, opened In a crowded courtroom
here to-day.
Standees were barred from the
room, in which every seat was oc
cupied, but scores of men, women
and children massed in front of the
courthouse hoping for a glimpse of
the defendant.
If convicted of first- degree mur
der. Cloutier would face a manda
tory sentence of life imprisonment.
Judge Albert Believeau opened
court shortly after 10 a. m. The task
of selecting a jury from a panel of
48 talesmen was begun at once.
Florence’s battered body was
found in a dump August 23, three
days after she disappeared from her
Blddeford home. She had left home
to borrow from Cloutier’s sister
Alexlne a dress to wear on a trip to
Holyoke, Mass., where she planned
to visit relatives.
Cloutier, an admirer whose love,
Florence had spurned, is alleged to
have lured her to a secluded spot,
attempted to criminally assault her
and then clubbed her to death with
an iron pipe.
Washington, Oct. 22—(UP)—The
department of Justice announced
today that the suspect held at Bel
r.oni, Miss, is not Thomas H. Robin
son, Jr., long hunted kidnaper.
The department said that agents
investigated the man arrested by
local authorities at the Mississippi
town and found he was not Robin
Austria Could Not Afford to Forego Trade With Italy;
Black Troops, Fighting for Italy Will Soon Rival
White Soldiers; 51 British Ships in Egypt Harbor
Latest war developments:
Rome — Mussolini soon may suggest compromise
terms to end war, Rome hears.
Addis Ababa — Dejasmatch Ayaleu, high Ethiopian
chieftain, wounded in desperate battle near Sudan border
in which many Ethiopians were feared killed. Emperor flies
to Dessye to inspect troops.
Disobeyed Leader, Were
Led Into Spot Where
They Met Defeat
London, Oct. 22.—(UP)—Ethi
opian warriors chafed by inaction
and retreat revolted against the
veteran Dedjazmatch Ayeleu In the
far north and charged Into a death
trap near the Sudan border, the
Exchange Telegraph correspondent
at Addis Ababa reported today.
Dejazmatch Ayeleu himself was
seriously wounded and "hundreds"
of his rebellious followers whom he
1 led at their insistence Into battle
were reported killed.
Runners who carried the word to
Addis Ababa were unable to esti
mate the number of casualties, but
said the reckless Ethiopians were
shot down by hundreds by machine
guns of an Italian mountain unit.
The messengers said Ayeleu, fol
(Continued on Page 4.)
Woonsocket, R. I., Oct. 22.—(UP)
— A general-alarm fire which
threatened part of the city today
destroyed the “bandwagon bridge”
of the New Haven Railroad, lev- i
clled a warehouse and damaged a
Tire blaze was controlled before
It spread to two nearby gasoline
storage tanks of 20,000 gallons capa
city each.
The entire city was cloaked In a
pall of black, oily smoke.
Damage was estimated at $35,000
The bridge, 250-foot wooden
structure, collapsed Into the Black
stone river. Flames sweeping across
the west bank of the river spread to
a storage house occupied by the
Bouvler Construction company. Ig
niting large quantities of turpen
A nearby two-story brick build
ing, partly occupied by the Verhulst
Comb company, also fell Into the
path of the flames, forcing seven
employes to flee.
Firemen, handicapped by Intense
heat, climbed atop two gasoline stor
age tanks 500 feet away and
opened vents, thus averting a pos
sible serious explosion.
Officials believed boys playing on
the heavily creosoted bridge were
responsible for the fire.
Melrose, Mass., Oct. 22—(UP) —
The duplex house where Geraldine
Farrar, onetime famed diva of the
Metropolitan Opera was born 531
years ago, was levelled today by fire
believed of incendiary origin.
The dwelling, located on Fells
vlew Terrace, had been unoccupied
fo. several months.
The Farrar family never owned
the nouse bu. rented an apartment
In It. Geraldine and her parents
moved from the house while she
was In her 'teens, and she had not
visited it recently.
Socialist Party Had Five
Cents Deficit By Campaign I
Waterbury’s socialist organization
faces a deficit of five cents as a re
sult of the recent city election. In
the last election the socialist party
jot through with Its campaigning
tnd had a surplus In the party
treasury of ninety-five cents. Fig
ures to this effect were filed thli:
afternoon in the office of Town
Clerk Dora A. Egan by John W.
Ring, treasurer of the local socialist
Incidentally, Mr. Ring, who was
the socialist candidate for mayor in
the recent city election and who
urged that Mayor Frank Hayes and
tils entire administration be ousted
from office, spent nothing to aid
bis organization’s campaign. His re
port of campaign expenses was also
filed this afternoon with Town
Clerk Egan.
According .to the treasurer's re
port filed by the would-be socialist
mayor, Mr. Ring, the socialist party
received $50.65 in donations and
raised the rest of Its campaign fund, i
amounting to $126.55, by picnics and
so forth. Among the expenditures
was a $10 check for a beer permit
to attract voters to a socialist out
ing. The expenditures during the
campaign amounted to $126.60.
Philip C. Bralnard, the socialist
nominee for city clerk, duplicated
the mayoralty candidate, Mr. Ring,
In expenditures. He also spent noth
Alderman-elect Edward P. Fitz
gerald spent $25 to be elected on
the democratic ticket. He gave this
sum to the town committee. Alder
Charles P. Sclullo, reelected on the
democratic ticket, spent $15 In the
form of a contribution to his party's
town committee.
L/UKUCICI —— oavag,c uavun.
Ethiopian fort described by corre
spondent who witnessed it.
London — Naval conference to bo
held before end of year. Parlia
ment meets for vital foreign policy
Alexandria — Italians still mass
ing troops, planes and tanks on bor
der, Egyptians charge.
Gibraltar — British fleet sets out
for Mediterranean maneuvers.
Vienna, Oct. 22.—(UP)—Austria
cannot afTord to forego its trade
with Italy, Prince Ernst Rudiger
Von Starhemberg, virtual dictator
of that country, declared today.
Retorting to criticism directed at
Austria abroad for her refusal to
cooperate with other members of
the League of Nations in applica
tion of economic sanctions to Italy,
the vice-chancellor said:
"We simply cannot do without
our export trade with Italy which
shows such a large balance in our
favor—more than £9,000,000 (144,
fContinued on Page 7.)
Lakes Peace Offer With
Conditions—Great Bri
tain Would Not Accept
(Copyright 1935 By United Prest)
Rome, Oct. 22 — (U.P.) — Trust
worthy quarters expressed belief to- '
day that Premier Benito Mussolini
soon would be ready to open nego
tiations for settlement of the entire
Itallan-Ethioplan dispute.
Mussolini was said to be willing
to settle the dispute on condition
that Britain withdrew its Mediter
ranean fleet, the League of Nations
postponed action on penalties and
Italy was permitted to "consolidate”
territory already conquered.
Britain Will Object
It seemed obvious that the con
ditions would not be acceptable to
Great Britain, the League of Na
KIVilO UViltUpUlr. UUV UV1 O
of mysterious hints and reports of
peace proposals, it was significant
that even such a feeler was put out
It Is felt here that the first nec
essity Is to make sure that tension
in the Mediterranean really Is eased
as the result of last week’s Italian
French-British negotiations. Ital
ians seemed looking toward Paris
for a lead.
The army, whose activities must
be linked with any diplomatic ac
(Continued on Page 7J
New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 22—
(UP)—Another New England olty
has banned Sally Rand and her
feathers and bubble. On complaint
rrom clergymen, Mayor Charles 8.
Ashley refused a permit for a two
lay appearance by the world's fair
dancer. Last week, Sally was re
fused a permit In Province, R. I.
Washington, Oct. 22—(UP)—Gov
ernment expenses and receipts for
he current fiscal year to Oct. 18th.
ih compared with a year ago:
I'hlM Year Expenses Last Year
12,396,416,071.74 $2,010,869,834.05
11,156,919,502.04 $1,149,991,508.42
11,239,496.569.70 $860,868,325.61
Cash Balance
11,544.212.470.10 $1,886,710,485.41
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