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New Britain herald. [microfilm reel] (New Britain, Conn.) 1890-1976, March 25, 1926, Image 5

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The courtship of the couple was
ruffled last yeur by Mian FHzner'H
friendship with one of the men danc
ers of the SchauFplelhaus. She Is
said to have desired to breuk liur en
gauenient with Goodrich, and lant
eummer went to America to consult
with her parents.
T avoid unpleasantness, nhe ac
cepted a South American contract,
but wn dlBsuadtd by tho inannge
rnent of the Schausplelhaus, and
agreed to uppear hero for tho next
year. Goodrich recently went to
Zurich, Switzerland, to register ut the
university, but unexpectedly return
ed to Berlin.
gmtloiiN mum noma time hko by
Mayor A. M. I'aonossa brinB thu dutu
of tax collection two months ahead
and provide for puyments In two
Tho advantage of tint first Is to
obviate the necessity ol the city hoi',
rowing money for the first three
months of the fiscal yitir, and would
save a Inrgn annual Inlermt .pay.
ment. Tuxes are now lovlcU In J'Vb.
nrnry on tho Brand list of the pre
ceding October, I'nymcnts become
due In July. Since the flscut year
ends In March It Is necessary to bor
row money for the first three months
to pay for the upkeep of depart,
ments. Tho second change " would
inulio It easier for taxpayers to meet
their bills from the city, paying one
half the full amount each six
Concord, N. H., March 55 W)
John B. Goodrich, American medi
cal student who committed suicide
In Berlin early today after shootlpR
to death Miss Alice Kitzner of
Cleveland, a dancer, was bom 14
years ago In Monroe, NT. H where
his father, Rev. George B. Good
rich, was a Methodist clergyman.
The family moved to New York state
nearly 10 years ago.
An older brother of the student,
George Goodrich, served as an avi
ator In the World War, but his pres
ent. address Is not known here.
Cleveland, March 55 (,Py A lies
I'ltzner, slain In Berlin today, was
well known amonpr Cle eland danc
ers and In theatrical circles. Fhe
left here three years ago for Ger
many to study ballet dancing, after
working under a Cleveland instruc
tor for several years.
Miss Fltzner ilsited her parents
In Lakowood, a suburb, fnr two
months last summtr. lriends snbl
she appeared much In love with
John Goodrich, wlio shot her, and
said she was soon to marry him.
Charter Amendment Would Provide
For Payment of Levy In Two
Thomas Under, appralsalVneinp'T
with the board of assessors, will oui
llne two Important changes in Saw
Britain's tax collection system which
It is proposed to bring about through
amendments to the charter next
year, at a meeting of assessors at
the stute Capitol Monday.
The changes which embody sug-
Only FxlMtiiff Schedule Mksfiii;
All Absence l'crmlts Revoked
Amherst. Mass., March 15 CP)
Students of Amherst college are
wrestling today with the problem
of agreeing to an honor system of
"cuts" from chapel for the re
mainder of the term.
Revocation of all cuts was order
ed yesterday by Dean Thomas C.
Estey when It was learned that tho
only existing list of these privileges
had been stolen from the bulletin
Subsequently an indignation
meeting was held on the campus.
Student orators denounced tho
dean's action, and protested that
all would have to suffer for the ac
tion of an individual. They pointed
out that the revocation would rob
them of many cuts which they had
saved to insure an early start on
Kaster vacations.
A delegation we.s named to carry
their grievances to President Olds
and the dean, and, after a confer
ence, Dean Kstcy announced that
privileges would be restored if the
students would pledge themselves
not to take more cuts than they
know are due thrm.
A vote today "will determine the
question, but in the meantime
chapel attendance Is obligatory for
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my eyes and I felt the cold steel
against my forehead.
"Ha backed me against the wall.
She was behind him, holding on to
1:1m. 1 heard her say, "It's a rotten
shame, It's a frniimup.' l.eliinan
came from tho fire escape, behind
tho man, and the man Immediately
turned and covered him with his
pistol. He next threatened to shoot
Lehman, saying, 'J think you're a de
tective and I have a good mind to
blow your brains out.'
Amend said his wife's lover sub
sequently was Identliled as Arthur
Bicker of New Britain.
"Becker said ho camo in tho back
way and was going to leave that
way," tho petitioner continued.
"With this my wife put her arms
nround his neck and said, "Good
night, Art, there will be no trouble.'
And then she kissed him. He still
had the revolver In his hand and,
after pausing a moment or two,
left by way of the fire escape."
Atuend said Becker was fully
dresse.i, but his wife was attired In
tan pajamas and a Chinese yellow
silk kimono. Hu declared he re
tired to tho lobby of the hotel and
while there listened in while Becker
telephoned his wife.
"Becker said to my wdfe," Amend
testitled, "'if he. lays a hand on you
I will fill him full of lead" " Amend
added that his bride then joined
him, and when ho refused to return
to the apartment with her, she
struck him in the face with a cigar
ette holder, smashing It.
Amend testified he learned Beck
er had made a practice of visiting
It is wife in the apartment via the
lire escape. When taken ill in Jer
sey City, he declared, his wife vis
ited him and begged forgiveness.
On December 14, 1522, he received
her photograph, with a note, "To
one I love and can never forget."
Detective Lawrence J. Lowe of the
Hartford polico sought to arrest
! Becker In the Hartford railroad sta
tion. Becker shot him. Tor this
the co-respondent was sentenced to
Wcthcrsllcld prison for a term of
from 10 to 20 years. Lowe re
covered from the bullet wound.
It was also testified that Becker
had threatened to kill Stuart Eng
lish, a clerk In the Hotel Savoy, ac
cusing him of being attentive to Mrs.
Amend. Becker' ts known in Hart
ford and New Britain as "The
Duke." Detectives Lowe, Robert T.
Sutherland, John F. Madigan and
Charles J. Keefe, of Hartford, testified.
Albert And Samuel Muck Of .New
town Arraigned While Tlielr
Ohh Actions Are I ne ttled
Brldgeporl, Conn,, March 25 WP
A criminal cas, concerning which
tour civil actions against slut and
town officials ure pending trial lu
superior court, went to trial this
morning before Judge Frederick
Huxford In the criminal court of
common pleas.
Albert Block and his brother Sam
ucl Block of Newtown ure arraigned
on charges of brcRch of the pence
and assault. Allegations preferred
against them charge that on Decem
ber 22 last they attacked Kdward
Conger, Sr., Newtown, and his son,
Edward Conger, Jr., and belabored
them with horatwhlps and
aiunes ai tncin.
Following tholr arrest and convlc
tlon thu Block brothers brought
suits aguinst Htuto policemen Loo
Carroll und Bay C. Jaims, who took
them Into custody: against Grand
Juror Patrick Gannon, Newtown, do
dared to have Issued warrants for
them, and against Justice of the
Peace Arthur Taylor of Bethel, who
Is said to have assumed Jurisdiction
as a trial Judge. It Is stated In the
civil actions that the Block brothers
were victims of false arrests and
that the warrants were Issued Im
properly and that they were trjed
on the charges outlde of proper
Former Court Official
In Pittsfield Is Held
Pittsfleld, Mass., March 2S P
Thomas F, Conlln. former clerk of
the district court of Central Berk
shire, who was arrested yesterday on
a charge of embezzlement of 0. -316.70
of county funds, and two
qualifying complulnts of larceny,
pleaded not guilty to the charges be
fore Judge Charles L. lllbbuid lu thu
district court this morning. He
waived a hearing and was huld for
the July Bitting of the grand Jury.
Conlln was released on J&.OOO bull.
Springfield, Mass., March 25 P
Thu checking today of last nlght'i
storm which caused heavy precipita
tion in the upper parts of the I'on
nectlcut Valley served to alluy fears
of river Interests that rapid melting
of the thick snow blanket would
bring an unusual flood. Tho river
rose more than a foot at Holyoke in
the 24 hours ending today but for
an unexplained reason the water
there had receded six inches at
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