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Tall Tower
Good Evening.
Belinda Brown
Is a person in our town,
Runs the village store
With merchandise galore
She has buttons and tacks,
Aprons and slacks.
Ribbons and laces,
Toys and false faces . . .
Belinda sells rugs,
Cutlery and baby mugs.
Antimacassars, palm leaf fans,
Fleece lined gloves, pots and pans . . .
Curtains she’ll measure
And should you wish a treasure
There's antique clocks,
Quilts in blocks .
Belinda's emporum
Is a whatnotorium . . .
If you stop you can judge
Whether it's hairnets or fudge . .
We think a lot of Miss Belinda Brown
Who runs the emporium in our town
Where you can buy a portable stove or
kerosene lamp
Yes, and she’ll sell you a commemorative
Advice to the lovelorn. . . . “When Joe O’Brien,
assistant manager in Waterbury, found a young man
sitting at his desk apparently waiting for him, Joe greeted
the caller, sat down, and asked if he could be of service.
The young man explained that he had been an American
citizen all his life and Joe immediately began to wonder
What that might have to do with telephone service, but
he made no attempt to interrupt. After a few more per
sonal details the caller asked Joe what he needed to do to
get married. For a brief nfinute Joe was floored. The
flrst thing to do to get married is find a girl, thought Joe,
although never having acted as a matrimonial agent he
hesitated to make that suggestion. Then a bright thought
occurred to Joe and he asked the visitor if he knew he
was in the telephone office. The young man, looking
surprised and abashed, informed 'Joe that he thought it
was the City Hall and left with apologies. Before he did
so, however, Joe was able to advance one bit of excellent
advice to the lovelorn. Joe suggested that telephone
service would be mighty convenient, if and when the
young man did get married and that Joe’s desk was the
right place in that case. ...” ... The Telephone Bulletin
for September. . . .
'j- Here and there. . . . Francis Ryan of Fuller street
was recently enrolled at Catholic University down in
Washington, D. C., where he may be among those to
ahake the hand of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. . . .
’Francis is popular in this city and for a time acted as
Sparring partner to Irish Eddie Dolan.... Louis Ciriello
Will be dined and wined at a bachelor dinner before
he trots down the aisle. . . . The dinner will be held at
Sal’s restaurant later in the month. . . . Many thanks
to the committee in charge for the invitation to attend
> the testimonial dinner to be held in honor of Rev.
Patrick Flynn, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
church on Saturday evening. . . . John Archie, popular
chef at Colucci’s restaurant, has been taking singing
lessons, we are informed, and will make his debut
Shortly. . . . ’Twill be a pleasure to hear him.
Coincidences.Thomas C. O’Brien, who is the
union party candidate for vice-president, as well as for
the U. S. Senate in Massachusetts, is no newcomer to
politics. But as this is not a political column we have no
: Intention of entering into any discussion of his or any
body else’s political inclinations. . . . We do wish to re
call, though, that Mr. O’Brien was a political protege of
the late Martin Lomasney, well-known in Boston politics
years ago. . . . Lomasney was a typical politician in the
everyday meaning of the word. In his day he came to be
known as the boss of Boston’s famous Ward Eight. . . .
Does that mean anything to you No? Well, it does to
[Charlie Carter, local mixologist. And Charlie and Mar
tin Lomasney are definitely linked in one incident. . . .
‘JJfgood many years back Martin Lomasney delivered the
:eighth ward for a certain gentleman who, to show his
gratitude, threw a party at his club. Charlie Carter was
Sibling drinks at the club at the time. The host asked
Charlie to mix up several different kinds of drinks for his
ts, so that they might select the one they liked best.
All were of one mind on the selection. . . . When it
« to a name, they again left it to Charlie, so he
mptly christened the newcomer the “Ward Eight”
and “Ward Eight” it has been ever since, a favorite drink
in Boston and also in Waterbury when you have had
Charlie mix one up for you. . . . So in a way you can find
Martin Lomasney, Charlie Carter, the “Ward Eight,
Thomas C. O’Brien, and the union party all linked to
gether in a tiny skein of events. ...
One Waterbury motorist is still complimenting
himself upon his reticence based on a recent occur
rence in New Britain. While being followed down Main
street by a friend the two cars were halted by a red
light. The trailing driver decided to make himself
known and bumped the front car several inches. . . .
Driver of No. 1 car reversed into his antagonist and
the result was a bumper lock. . . . Two New Britain
policemen appeared on the scene in short order and
upon noting the situation and the traffic tieup,
assisted in separating the cars and proceeded to give
No. 2 driver, innocent as he was, a sound tongue
lashing for his faHure to notice that the car preceding
him had observed a red light and that its driver was
acting the part of an excellent citizen and one of
which any community would be proud. The preceding
iver finally informed the policeman that he was
guainted with the victim and would not make any
~ complaint as to violation.
Cocking a weather ear to the ground. . . . After all
! Tower’s pre-announcements the weather had to turn
ie and cloud over the second of two full moons that
ember with her scant thirty days was to offer us.
, It was the Harvest Moon, too, and those who an
Jy look forward to it had to simply remember the full
% that occurred on September 1. . . . And what’s
> the Hunter’s Moon doesn’t come till the last day of
pjber, so what’s a poor cove to do? ... If you watch
^rising and setting of the sun closely you must have
9 ■ how the hours clicked on last Saturday, the
Yes, sir, Old Sol rose promptly at 5.43 in these
1*5. That was standard time. And the sun
.own at a like moment—5.43, standard time,
a steady procession from now on as the days
sorter and the nights longer until just about the
’ the year when there’s the change in the other di
but not appreciably noticeable for another
r more. . . . Time still keeps in tune with the
Its onward flight. ...
Hi ,
Decree Published Today;
Equalization Fund to
■t Hold It at Fixed Figure
(United Press SUIT Correspondent)
Parte, Oct. 2—(UP)—The French
government published an official
decree today devaluating the franc
and reopening the bourse,
r The decree, while devaluating the
franc did not pegg it at a definite
point. It will be held by an equali
zation fund at between 101 and 103
to the pound and between 20.50 and
20.75 to the dollar.
The law revaluattag the franc
provided a gold content ranging be
tween a maximum of 40 milligrams
and a minimum of 43 milligrams
compared with 65.115 milligrams, the
previous gold content.
In terms of the U. S. dollar, 43
milligrams would be equivalent to
22.96 francs per dollar, while 49 milli
grams would equal 20.15 francs per
So far the actual exchange rate
between the two currencies has not
been fixed, but the franc, momen
tarily, v/ill be allowed to find its
level between the two points.
After the decree was published the
Bank of Prance reduced its discount
rate from five to three per cent. It
had been raised to halt France’s loss
of gold.
With the opening of the bourse,
an upward movement in both bonds
of the French government and of
stocks was anticipated. The former
was expected to rise about 10 per
cent, and the latter 25 per cent.
Publication of the decree followed
final agreement between the French
senate and chamber of deputies yes
terday on terms of the authorizing
legislation, over which they had dis
puted for four days.
As published in the official jour
nal, the devaluation law results in
an agreement between the govern
ment and the Bank of France that
authorizes the latter to revalorize
its gold stocks. Of the “profit” of
devaluation of the gold fund. 10,
00,000,000 francs will be established
as an equalization fund and the re
mainder will be turned over to the
state with the stipulation that it
"can only be used to amortize the
public debt.”
Following final passage of the bill
the senate and chamber adjourned
until the first week of November.
Gary Cooper and Cecil B. De
Mille have become firm friends
since Cooper started starring in
DeMille’s “The Plainsman” and
the actor is a frequent guest on
the producer's yacht.
; Ranham, England — (UP) — Mis.;
Rosa Temme retained her name
after marriage — only reversed. She
married Harry Emmet.
For Fuel OH
75c to $2.25
59c and 75c
Made of Channel Iron
$7.50 to $13.50
OAK KEGS — 5 gal. to 50 gaL
395 E. Main • Tel. 5-1103
Mary L. Martin
Monday, Oct. 5
7:30 P. M.
Y. M. C. A.
A newers To
Test Questions
Below are tlie answers
to test questions printed
on page 6.
1. Christian Science.
2. Euphrates.
3. Danish poet.
4. One with a distinct head,
one pair of feelers and a seg
mented body not divided into
regions like that of most
5. Numbers.
6. No.
7. A vault under a church,
sometimes used as a chapel,
or a place of burial
8. The goddess of truth and
9. California.
18. In the Luxembourg Gal
lery, Paris.
VW.'" f-iU •
‘They're Off” To Race Around Worfl^^^
■ ; ..■ — .
The ’round-the-world race in which H. R. Ekins and Xco Kieran, newspaper writers, were the original entrants
was turned into a three-cornered affair by the tod-Sl’Mt« decision of Dorothy Kilgallen, New York reporter,
to pit her speed against the men’s. Here the rivals are, Ekins at right, on the gang plank of the dirigible
Hlndenburg, Just before soaring eastward from Lakehurst, N. J. Connecting with the China Clipper for its;
maiden eastward passenger flight across the Pacific is the basis for the hopes, of each to set a new globe-;
4 * circling record. ... _ .
Round-The-World News Writers
Aboard Airship Hindenberg, Oct.
2.—(UP)—Germany’s queen of the
air sped through North Atlantic
skies today, hurtling three globe
racing reporters towards Frankfort
where they must arrive by tomorrow
morning to catch a Rome-bound
plane for the second leg of their
22,000 mile derby.
At 6:00 a. m. GMT (1:00 a. m.
EST) the Hindenburg was 200 miles
east of Cape Race, New Foundland,
flying at 85 miles an hour.
The sleek airship seemed to have
caught the spirit of the world’s first
globe dash by commercial convey
ances, and, coaxed on by Captain
Max Pruss, raced across (lie Atlan
tic to meet the 11:30 a. rn. takeoff
tomorrow of the last Deutsche Luf
thansa plane to Rome for the week.
The globe trotters—H. R. Ekins of
the New York World Telegram and
Scripps-Howard newspapers, Leo
Kiernan of the North American
Newspaper Alliance and Dorothy
Kilgallen of the New York Evening
Journal and International News
Service—must reach Welt'.iaven air
port in Frankfort on time or dis
rupt their intricate schedules.
The first two days from Lake
hurst, N. J„ were heart-breakingly
slow, and only a prolonged sprint
for the rest of the 4,100 mile trip
will land the adventurerers in
Frankfort- under the deadline.
Storms, headwinds and a,change in
course slowed the huge craft to 30
miles an hour at times, but weathei
improved gradually and the ship
gained speed.
Ekins reported to his newspaper
that he figured “we are running
well ahead of Nellie Bly’s time as
far as this point. Nellie Bly of
the old New York World circled
the globe in 72 days back in the
’90’s. It was the first modern
round the world record, which the
reporters are attempting to lower
to 21 days.
The three derbylsts, who may not
meet again until the Philippines foi
their Pacific flight on the China
Clipper, once they get off the air
ship, were well-acquainted on the
third day and rivalry was keen,
each attempting to stay in the fore
most part of the dirigible and claim
a temporary lead.
Kieraan cornered passengers in
the asbestos-lined smoking room
and attempted to get them to write
articles. Miss Kilgallen went shop
ping and was so shaky on exchange
rates that she spent $6.90 before she
As the hours passed thousands ol
feet above the angry Atlantic, the
passengers became accustomed to
the “Newsprint Magallans” and re
sumed normal shipboard activities.
Kiernan developed a stomach ache
after eating an egg cooked by Miss
Kilgallen and Ekins stole the lead
position during the excitement.
Whether the four Diesel engines
will get the airship to Frankfort it)
time for the plane, will determine
the routes of the racers. This was
the constant topic of conversation
aboard. From Lakehurst the Hin
denburg smashed into a driving rain
storm. Veering northward it
sliced' through strong head winds.
For a while the cause looked hope
Then beyond Cape Race the wind
shifted, the dirigible picked up speed
mile by mile.
From Rome across Europe the
Near East and finally Manila each
will take a separate route. On Oct
16 the China Clipper will take them
from Manila and five days later
four by the calendar because of the
Intematoinal Late Line—the final
ists will land In San Francisco fbr
the last dash by plane to the start
ing point in New York city.
Highway Department
Releases Bulletin
Middlebury Road, Dead Man’s Curve on Naugatuck
Highway Listed Among Current Jobs
Construction and oiling work in
force in the State of Connecticut
announced by the Connecticut high
way department as of September
30, 1936: '
Closed for Construction—Detour
Route No. 12
North Grosvenordale bridge
Thompson. Bridge and approach
es over French river. Bridge closed.
Short detour.
Route No. 25
Torrington. Reconstruction of
Center bridge at junction of Routes
25 and 8.
o Route Numbers „
Ansonta. Liberty street. About 1-3
mile of ^ concrete pavement. Closed
to traffic. • f- j'
Bridgeport.' Grand street. Bridge
164 foot Span. Reconstruct north
cylinder of west pier.
Colebrook. Loose gravel - on the
Hogsback road. West side of Far
mington river road, and bridge over
Sandy Brook on the Riverton road;
Darien. Hansen road. 12 foot
concrete slab bridge.
Easton and Weston. Lyons Plains
road. Arch bridge over Aspetuok
Construction—Traffic Maintained
Route No. Hi S. 6 A
Andover-Wiilimantlc. Andover
Willimantic road. 4 3-4 miles of con
crete pavement. Traffic cari pass.
Advisable to use posted detour
through Route 14 to Columbia to
Route 87 to U. S. 6A.
Route No. 8' . t'.i y
Seymour. About 3-4 mile rein
forced concrete pavement. ■ 3 span
concrete encased girder bridge and
50 foot skew span concrete bridge
over Naugatuck river.
Naugatuck. Waterbury road. Dead
Man’s curve. Elimination of dan
gerous condition.
Route No. 10
Cheshire, highland avenue. Re
inforced concrete pavement about
1 1-4 miles.
Cheshire. Milldale road. Rein
forced concrete pavement abotit- 3
Route No. 12
Putnam. Grove street. About 3.-4
of a mile of construction. Short de
tour optional.
Route No. 14
East Hampton. East Hampton
Marlboro road. 1 1-2 miles of re
DM you ever stop to think how simple and convenient H is to drive
right to our door and get your liquor?
Krw Hell very 3-0101
inforced concrete pavement.
Route No. 20
Stafford. Bridge over Middle riv
er. Temporary bridge open to traf
Route No. 32
Montville. Box culvert being re
paired over brook at Trading cove.
Route No. 37A
New Fairfield. 3-4 mile water
bound macadam and bridge con
struction. Short delays.
Route No. 39
Sherman. 2 miles of construction
$[1] on new location. No delays.
Route No. 63
Middlebury. 2 1-2 miles of water
bound macadam from Route 136
nOfth.5 /.
Route No. 181 ■ t'
Barkhamsted. One mile of relo
cation. No interference with traf
No Route Numbers
Ansonia. Main street. A short
section of asphalt. Open to traffic.
Avon. *3- arch culverts on River
and College road under construc
Bloomfield. Blue Hills avenue. 1
mile of grading and resurfacing.
Bozrah. Five sections of town aid
roads under construction,
Canterbury. Bridge over the
Quinebaug river on Butt’s bridge
road. Traffic may use old bridge.
Canterbury: Butt’s 'bridge road.
T inch waterbobnd macadam, about
1-2 mile and 4 sections Of town aid
Canton. Gillette, road. 11-4 miles
of gravel surface.
Chester. Wig Hill road. 1-2 mile
of gravel surface. V '
Columbia. {Two sections of town
aid road under construction.
Coventry. Tolland road. 1 mile
of gravel surface. Detour at rock
cut. >.
Derby. Reconstruction of Hawk
ins, Olivia and Sixth streets. Short
Durham. Foot Hill road. About
1 1-4 miles waterbound macadam
Coe road, one mile.
East Haddam. Three sections ol
town aid roads under construction.
East Hartford. Pitkin street ex
tension and Pleasant street. 1-2 mile
of reinforced concrete pavement.
Easton. 3 miles of town aid con
struction on the old Westbrook
Ellmgton-Tolland. Crystal Lake
road. 1 3-4 miles of gravel sur
face. v
Farmington. By-pass. 1 1-4 miles
of gravel surface. Old Mountain
road. 1-2 mile of loose gravel sur
Glastonbury. Intersection ol
Routes 2 and 15 under construc
Greenwich. Pecksland road. About
1-2 mile Of asphaltic concrete.
Griswold. Glasgo road. 1-2 mile
: waterbound macadam.
Hampton. Four sections of town
id roads under construction.
Hartford. Homestead avenue,
iarden street and Woodbridge
reet. Sheet asphalt pavement.
HarUand. Hartland Pond road,
miles of loose grave).
Lebanon. , 6 sections of town aid
lads under construction,
irfdyard. Quaker Town road. 1
-3 pules of waterbound macadam.
Ledyard-Preston. 5 sections of
>wn aid road under construction.
of town aid
Distributed Over Seven
Million Dollars in New
Haven Area
The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration- during the period February
2, 1932 to June 30. 1936 distributed
the sum of $7,232,861.28 in New Ha
ven county, according to informa
tion received by Richard D. Q’Con‘
nell, state director for the Na
tional Emergency Council for Con
..Disbursements in Connecticut ag
gregated $26,018,680.89 not includ
ing ; amounts that went to various
government agencies, or relief grants
to the state of Connecticut as au
thorized under the Federal Emer
gency Relief Act of 1933.
The' principal purparts for wlii6h
the money was disbursed were afi
follows: Loans to danl?s' wi
trust companies, including receiv
ers, liquidating ag«Hs.: and; con
servators, $14,243,657,56; subscrip
tions to preferred stock of banks
and trust companies, $7,042,32#;
loans to building and Joan associa
tions, $499,757 86; and an: /ad
ditional amOunt of $1,359,756.62 to
mortgage loan companies.
The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration also gaye assistance to in-v
dustrial and commercial businesses
in Connecticut iotaling $716,ORblT'
Meeting of McGivnex Cir
cle to Be Held Tonight
in K. of C. Rooms
There will be an important mat
ing of the family outing committee
of Michael McGivney Circle, 124
Columbian Squires, tonight in the
Columbus club. All members are
urged to be present as final plans
for this annual event will be made.
The family outing will be held
Sunday, October 11; at People’s
State Forest, Barkhamstead, weath
er permitting. In the event of rain
the outing will be postponed until
the following Sunday. All Squire*
who plan to attend the outing are’
urged to advise members of the
committee, as well as stating how
many will be In their party.
Tonight’s meeting, which will be
presided over by Chairman James
Arnold will not begin until mission
exercises att he Immaculate Con
ception church are concluded, as a
number of members of the commit
tee are making the mission.
The committee consists of James
Arnold, chairman, George Corcoran,
J. Bennett Daly, MaUrice, McCarthy,
Ralph Garthwaite, Gregory Gilmar
tin, Edgar Jackson, Robert Kenney,
Peter Luddy, Harry Stover, and
Robert McNeills.
Under construction. V
Manchester. . Wetherell street.1
1-2 miles gravel road.
Monroe. 11*2 miles of rolled
gravel on two sections of aban
doned Route 110 and Clock? Hill
Open to traffic. '
Mdntville. pozrah road, 3-4 mile
water bound macadam and one sec
tion of town aid road. CL
Scotland Yard now
women plain
: Due largely to Increasing sales
since his entrance, into the liquor
business;- Joseph Janowits,. .pro
prietor of the Brooklyn package
store at 789 Bank- street in the
Brooklyn section, .has found It nec
essary to open a new;downtown es
tablishment at 58 South Main Sjteeet,
jpst around the Apothecary Hail
Company corner, a site easily within
the •'keach of everyone. The hew
stattv one of ike,Most completely
equipped, in the jsjtafe, will he under
thp - mehagea«)fc-of.Henry <3art
man, who has nsm Considerable ex
perience in the distribution cS
liquors., v, -. •
One of the principal features ol
the gtore is the stock which includes
Internationally known brands of
champagnes, Whiskies, wines,
straight, sloe, and flavored gins, and
beer, all $o be sold at varied prices,
accordlng'-to the quality of the pur
chase. i" . V"-.y .
, People planning parties or gath
erings at which liquOr is to be
served will find.that a visit to the
popular stofe Will solve Any exist
ing problems as to brands, labels,
and price, for Only a minute or two
is required to/ make a selection
Which is certain to prove satisfac
tory. Each shelf compartment is
carefully marked with a card con
taining both the price per bottle and
the amount of its contents. This
plan of the nianagetnent’s will be
of great assistance to the trade and
further courteous aid will be given
by the staff in event there is fur
ther question concerning the con
Mr. Janowitz, proprietor and Mr.
Gartzman, manager of the estab
lishment have invited the general
public to visit the store and inspect
the stock with no obligation re
quired. Both men have become
quite popular in this city since they
have been dealing with the public
for years and their reputation in
this respect has already attracted
several hundred early visitors.
Mexico, Mo. tUP)—A piano, be
lieved to be more than 100 years
old, is being thumped and is pro
ducing music at the home of C. R.
Powell. It was acquired by G. B.
Hull, grandfather of Mrs. Powell,
A supper and social (or 'mem
bers of all departments of the
First Baptist church school will
be held tonight at 6:SO. The sup
per wUl be preceded by a parade
by the various departments.
Arthur L. Purinton, superinten
dent of the school, will serve as
master 'uf ceremonies. He will be
assisted by Miss Thelma Race,
director of religious education.
Requeste Permission of
Congregation to Attend,
Yale for Doctorate
Rev. T. LeRoy Crosby, pastor of
South Federated church, will prob
ably be granted permission to study
at Yale University for the coming
year and do port time work at the
church when the board of governors
m:et tomorrow night. The final
proposal will be placed before the
congregation on Sunday.
Mr. Crosby holds a bachelor of
arts degree from Furman, Univer
sity and a bachelor of divinity de
gree from Yale Divinity school. He
Intends to take courses at Yale for
a doctorate in philosophy. The pas
tor first explained hts plans at an
informal meeting of various groups
of the church on Wednesday eve
in payment of a grocery bill 68
years ago. _
Everywhere You Look in Our
Girls’ Department We’ve
Not just a few dozen—
but a few hundred of
them—made of sturdy
wool materials that will
stand the knocking
about that a growing
girl gives a coat. Solid
colors, plaids, tailored
and fur trimmed—Some
are all lined throughout
for more warmth.
Sizes 2 to 6
For the Little Girls
Sizes 7 to 10
For the Growing Girls
Sizes 12 to 18
For the Junior Miss
Prices Range From
A Saturday Buy!
.'Women's -Capeskin Gloves,
slip-on model—brown only
■—washable — up to the
minute'* ih fashion -r all
$1.98. Pr.
A Children's
Dress Value!
Exceptionally Styled!
Exceptionally Priced!
Made of feet color fa
mous ABC Percale—fall
colors and designs.
Sizes 7 to
14. Ea...
jvto| r HOSIERY
i \ consult Mrs. Dorothea CHIFFON
€ \ \ Cook, Lux washablllty or SERVICE
Another Lucky Day for Foot Sufferers!
has agreed to stay one more day—Saturday.
Without any obligation or charge for his services
-*-he will take a Pedograph of .your stockinged feet
and give you any advice you may need on. your foot
and shoe problems.
V Visit Our Shoe Department. .
The Ml LI ER& PECK Co.
Watertown'* WATERBURY Chedme

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