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'Mn Wtoxi Spcrts on Non-
PirdsuLogne Policy
' Support of the women of this
i-ity tor the advancement ot the in-
ternational peace program being fos-
'tered by the league ot Nations
' N on-Partisan association was asked
by Mrs. Joseph A. Whitney at a
'"World Teace" meeting in the
South church chapel yesterday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Whitney addressed
"about 150 women, many of whom
took a strenuous part in the recent
political campaign.
Mrs. Whitney described the ob
jects being sought by the associa
tion as being two-fold. Both will be
discussed in the legislature of the
l.'nited States. The one is the adop
tion of the Kellogg multi-lateral
'peaoe treaty and the other is the
jC-ntrance of the United Sl;cs into
Hie world court and league o na-,
,tious. Through the urgenee ot wom
.Lii, these measures can be brought
.out of committee by December, Mrs.
Whitney said.
Mrs. Whitney substituted for Mrs.
'Florence L. C. Kichelt, who twice
attended the league of nations but
who was prevented from appear
ance here because of illness in her
'-family. Mrs. Whitney is a member
-of the central executive committee
4f.the League Non-Partisan associa
tion and is a member of the alder-
manic body of the New Haven city
council. '
She enumerated the steps al
ii cady taken for world peace. She
declared that . the United States
could not remain isolated from the
.other nations of the world because
ot its continual contact with them
in finance, trade and other activi
ties. Nations have been drawn
icloser through improved methods
ot communication and the nation
that remains isolated appears
ridiculous, she asserted.
The adoption of the Kellogg
treaty will be a long step forward
;but it will be only the beginning,
she claimed. The next step will be
the joining by the United States of
the world court.
,' Aa a student of international rela
tions, she thinks that increased
armament is a cause of war. She
said that this country feels that t
hould prevent more wars but
-should also be prepared in case of
an unexpected war.
. Some people here, she said, be-
. lieved that this country should adopt
"an Imperialistic attitude, should in
crease its powers and become an ag
gressive nation. A better course,
he claimed, would be for this coun
try to become the leader in the
, moTement for world peace.
She concluded by asking her hear
ers to organize and exert their in
fluence with representatives in con
gress TO nave wiai uuuy uuuj iui--ward
the program which has as its
aim peace ana goou wm amoug uie
nations of the earth.
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j'ward today toward Denmark and
Holland. In England the weather
was calm, with bright sunshine.
, The alp ministry stated that there
was another depression Just off Ire
land which would affect England
shortly unless there was a change
in the direction of the wind. Th;
new disturbance was not expected
.to be as violent as that of yestei
day. Third Girl in Family
Enters Religious Life
Miss Genevieve Kowalczyk, daugh
ter of Mrs. M. Kowalszyk of 643
Burritt street and a graduate of
Sacred Heart Parish school has en
tered upon a probation period of
one year preparatory to a two year
novitiate before becoming a sister
in the order of Children of Mary of
the Immaculate Conception, which
is connected with the Sacred Heart
parish. ' Miss Kowalczyk is the
third member of this family to en
ter religious life, the other two be
ing Sister Mary Seraphine and
Sister, Mary Angela. She is 21 years
of age.
The order was founded by Rev.
l.ueyan Bojnowski, pastor of Sacred
Heart church, and has a member
ship of about 100 sisters who devote
their time to the care of the orphans
and inmates of the home " for the
aged, as well as doing work of the
j'ame nature in other cities.
The twentieth annual bazaar of
the Sacred Heart parish for the
benefit of the Polish tOrplianagi! on
North Burritt street will sinrt to
night at the parish hall on Gold
slreet and will continue through
Thanksgiving Day.
Sunday evening the Poles will
celebrate the anniversary of 1 i.o
November insurrection of 1 S63 with
a public meeting at the hall, i'.-v.
l.ueyan I'.ojnovvskl, pastor of Hacn-.J
Ih-art church will open he mo1im
with a prayer and Rev. S. Kolowsl-i
of ilartfonl will deliver an address
in which he will relate the story of
the famous revolution, concluding his
-speech with remarks abouf resur
rected Poland. Mayor Angelo M.
laonessa will also speak. The pro
gram will be int.-rsprsed wiUi
r citations and musical offerings by
pupils of Ihe seventh and eigh:h
prades. and the program will be
concluded with the presentation of a
patriotic play entitled "Kesurrecteil
l'oland." which will be given by
members of the St. Elizabeth
Dramatic circle.
Peterson Aboard Ship
To Escort Hoover Home
"' Robert S. Peterson of tho 1'. S. S.
Vtah is spending a 34 hour furlough
at his home at I'OO Stratford road.
He will sail Monday afternoon for
Booth America where his ship will
meat Fresi.lent-Kleot Herbert Hoov
er Stasl his party and bring Iheiu
back tli is country following their
' sjBjr4-wititour,
1 tunnies So Plentiful They Clutter
I p Woods awl Interfere
. With Traffic.
The first annual outing of the
New Britain Fish and Game associ
ation was lived over again in the
hearts' of the sportsmen who viewed
the ination pictures of that event
last evening at the regular meeting
of the association in Jr. O. U. A. M.
hall on Glen street. The pictures
were taken by A. G. Hawker and
will become a part of the records of
the local club.
Hunters reporter that male pheas
ants and ruffed grouse were very
scarce but that rabbits were so
plentiful that, according to one
hunter, "you had to kick them out
of the way at times in order to avoid
walking on them." Babbits are con
sidered poor hunting material and
are shot only to provide something
to carry home when the bag might
bo otherwise empty. A prominent
member said that he only shot rab
bits when they got in his way, and
then he had to wait until they got
far enough away so that they
wouldn't be blown to pieces.
The association will be represent
ed at the meeting of tho combined
association of fish and game clubs
of the state in the state capitol at
Hartford Tuesday, November 27.
This meeting is called before each
session of the legislature meets for
the purpose ot discussing and rec
ommending or disapproving new
bills or amendments pertaining to
the hunting and fishing interests of
the sportsmen. All sportsmen who
wish can attend the meeting.
Squire Notes Evolution at
Chamberlain School Meeting
"Since children are in school only
five hours and arc at home 19 hours,
the real responsibility for the prop
er bringing up of them falls upon
the parents," stated William W. T.
Squire, director of the New Britain
Junior achievement foundation, ad
dressing the Parents and Teachers'
meeting at the Valentine B. Cham
berlain school last evening. The
meeting was largely attended and
was presided over by Charles Land
gren. president of the association.
"There has been a revolution in
teaching methods in late years," Mr.
Squire said. In the old days, children
were forced to keep still in their
scats during classes and sit upright.
Now the children are encouraged to
move about and keep their bodies
in motion. Moving about has been
found essential, and develops both
the mind and the body.
Explains Junior Achievement Work
"Junior achievement, or child wel
fare work as it is sometimes called,
was started 3 0 years ago by a man
of great means who desired to help
the advancement of the children of
America, Children are taught all
kinds of useful industrial occupa
tions In their spare time after school
hours that will prove of great bene
fit 1o them in later years. It gives
them proper training in their early
lives and encourages the develop
ment of both mind and body.
"In farm and rural districts, the
children learn interesting facts about
farming and when they become
young men and women, they 1; ow
more about agriculture than t.ieir
fathers and mothers who have been
working on farms all their lives.
"The responsibility of bringing up
the children falls mainly on the par
ents, for although the teachers do
all they can. -the chil " en are in
their hands but live hours a day."
Mr. Squire told his listeners that
the American Legion was partly re
sponsible for the American Educa
tion week program in this city and
said that the Legion was attempting
to make this country a better place
for the children to live in.
Eulogizes Laic Charles Fox
Principal Edward T. Weeks of the
Chamberlain school paid a touching
tribute to the memory of Charles
Fox, who passed away a few weks
ago. Principal Weeks delivered a
short eulogy on Mr. Fox's life, stat
ing thai he was one of the or
ganizers of tho Parents and Teach
ers' association of the Chamberlain
school by whose untiring work the
association became a successful or
ganization. Mr. Fox also started the
library movement in the school and
gave his time to build shelves for the
The program at the meeting was
as follows: Singing, by the audience;
s -retary's report: selection, orches
tra; vocal solo, Miss Adeline Swan
soii; dramatization, Thanksgiving
Day: selection, orchestra; speaker.
William W. T. Squire; vocal solo.
Miss Swanson.
The Week of Prayer and World
Fellowship will be observed by the
Young Women's Christian Associa
tion with a Vesper service given at
the building Sunday afternoon at
4:30. "Reeonriliation" will be 1hc
subject of the hour. Miss Kdith Si
mester who has had two years of
graduate work at Boston University
will be the leader.
Special music has been planned
with Fred Latham as the soloist, ae-
: coinpnnied hy his wife, Mrs. Fred
j Latham and a chorus composed of
' Olive Shaw. Anna May Havlirk. Dor
is Stipek. Dorothy Latham. Lillie
- Bertini. Mrs. William Fay, Mrs. Koh-
ert Chapman, Charlotte Nicoll,
Louise Noble and Florence Itic-e. Miss
Gladys Day will be the pianist.
At, the close, of the meeting lunch
v. ill be served.
Washington, Nov. 17 Wv In an
interpretive decision handed down
i today tho interstate commerce com
j mission ruled that it was empowered
I under the Denison act of the last
congress to order any railroad to
! make joint rates with Mississippi
j and other river barge lines without
I giving the railroads concerned op
portuntjr to testify at public hear
Witness Sot Sure
Johnson said he "didn't think"
there were any place for gaskets to
seal the edges around these doors.
"Had there ever been any such
"I'm not sure."
"As a matter of fact weren't some
of those gaskets missing?"
'Thnro u-fae tin nlnii fnr paskets.'
"You're willing to swear to t;.-t. j
that there never had been any gas-
"So far
as I know there never
were any."
Here United States Commissioner
O'Neill, presiding at the hearing,
asked the witness if he never had
any occasion to examine the ports
so that he would know about the
"I had opportunity."
Sever Made Inspection
"Hut you never did inspect those
ports?" Tuttle asked.
"I never had occasion to. There's
never been any trouble with them."
"There was trouble enough on the
last trip. You never inspected the
ports personally?"
"No." ,
Johnson Describes floors
Tuttle asked Johnson to describe
in detail how doors were eiosea. tie
said each door had 12 or 16 bolts.
"How were bolts fastened?"
The bolts were screwed into the
hull of the ship. There was a thread
in the hull, and a thread on the
"How soon after you sailed did
the officers discover something out
of order on the ship?"
'Seven p. m. Sunday.
Vnnr radio ODeratOr yestei'dayln.
said he noticea a m uegree un w
urday night. He's wrong?"
Admits Slight List
"Passengers here have said they
observed the list long before Sun
day night. They are wrong, are
There was a slight list causea oy
wind and sea on port side Sunday."
"You say there was no list satur-
day night?"
.. "Yes."
"Then your radio operator docsnt
know what he's talking about?"
"I don't say anything about the
radio operators."
"When did you first discover any- j
thing wrong?"
"7:30 Sunday night."
The Radio Message
"Don't you know Captain Carey
sent a radio that the ship had hove
to since Sunday noon?"
"That was because of bad
"Capt. Carey said sea was only
moderately rough. He was wrong
was he?"
"It was more than moderately
Contradicts Captain
"You contradict your captain, do
"When did you land here?"
"Where have you been since
"At the Holley hotel."
"With whom? What representa
tives of the line have you talked?"
"Mr. Clark, one of the lawyers of
the line, another lawyer I don't re
member his name."
"When did you tallt to them?"
"Tuesday evening."
"Talk to anybody else represent
ing the line?"
"Capt. Heasley. tho marine super
intendent of the line."
"Anybody else?"
"Capt. Regan."
"Did you talk to any of these, men
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday?"
Visited IiBwyer's Office
"I went to the lawyers office
Thursday evening."
"Whom did you meet there?"
"Mr. Clark."
"Did you put In a written report
after landing?"
"You've made no written report
yet ?"
"Who took you to the hotel after
"We went in a taxi by ourselves."
"Who told you Sunday night that
something was wrong?"
"The ship took a heavy lurch : nd
I went around to sec what if any
damage had been done. I was
anxious about the deck cargo. They
reported to me that the cargo had
shifted ihat a bulkhead had broken
down and that the cargo was in the
Witness 1'nca.sy
Johnson was shifting uneasily in
his chair, as Tuttle pursued his
questioning. His weather beaten
face reddened at times.
Johnson said he had "no idea cf
the weight of material in the bulk
head." "The bulkhead was of wood," he
said, "about 2 1-2 inches thick."
"Length and height?"
"About 30 feet across."
"Were there braces?"
"Yes, uprights."
"How big were they? How
"I don't know."
"You have no mental picture?"
"Where you over down there?"
"Well, po on with your story."
"I inspected and found the half
door was making quite a lot of wa
ter." "Where was that half door?"
"Aft of the coal ports, the same
distance from the water."
"How was it fastened?"
"With about 10 bolts fastened
from the inside."
"Where was the water coining
in ?"
"From the fore side, about half
way up."
"Whqse business was it to see
that the half door was properly
"What did you do about it on that
"1 examined if. mjself."
"Was the cargo near it?"
"Hon much water was coming in
"About like a 2-lnch pipe."
"When the cargo went throegh
the bulkhead, how far through did
it go?'"
" About fifteen feet."
Johnson spoke in a low, husky
voice. Tuttle finally demanded that
he speak so he could be heard.
"I can't speak any louder." '
"When you're on shipboard don't
you speak so your captain can hear
your' Commissioner O'Neill asked.
"If I can have some water, I'll
try." Tho officer responded.
A bailiff brought water. Johnson's
voice, however, remained scarcely
audible above the roar of Broadway
rising to the courtroom's open win
dows. Friday's Hearing
Evasion in testimony by the two
surviving radio operators of the
Vestris led to a vigorous effort by
federal officials today to determine
whether SOS. calls were delayed by
orders from the ownsrs of the ves
sel, featured yesterday's hearing.
Wants All Messages
United States Attorney Charles H.
Tuttle asked steamship companies
whose vessels assisted in the rescue
work to submit at the inquiry which
he is conducting copies of all mes
sages exchanged with the Vestris.
The navy department issued similar
orders to all its stations, while the
Radio Marine corporation, which
produced one message, continued a
search of its files for further ex
changes between the Vestris and its
Under Summons to testify at this
afternoon's session were Chief Office:-
Frank M. Johnson, surviving
ranking officer of the Vestris, and
tho fnnimanitin? officer of the Vol-
M another Lamport & Holt liner,
wMch wag hound north ad, if it
had not bcen aelaved, WOuld have
hefn npar the Vestris fit the time it
Ra(Iio messages between the
Vestris and the Voltaire were order-
ed produced.
Evasive Answers
Attorney Tuttle at yesterday's
hearing questioned Charles Ver
chere, 18 year old third wireless
operator of the Vestris, and James
w HfoTlftniild soennri wireless
man. In an attempt to learn wnai
radio messages had been sent prior
to the SOS. He was met with eva
sive answers.
Maybe," He Admits
Verchere, when questioned by
Tuttle, finally said that "maybe"
Captain Carey of the Vestris had
sent a message to the line's agents
Sunday night telling them the ship
was n a taij condition
"Didn't you tell me downstairs
there was one reading 'We may need
help'?" Mr. Tuttle's question indi
cated that Verchere had hold him a
message was sent out Sunday night,
hours before the vessel' sank,
Kays He Forgot
"Yes, I forgot," Verchere an
swered. "Who told you to forget?"
attorney pressed him.
"No one."
Mr. Tut'tle then turned to
commissioner and aid:
"Your Honor this bears out a
statement I made to you before this
hearing began."
Remarking "it does," the commis
sioner warned Verchere as to his
oath to tell the truth. Later he was
ordered to turn his face away from
the court room and ook at the com
missioner, evidently to prevent any
exchanges of glances between him
and anyone in tbe crowd.
Operator's Testimony
Verchere testified that when the
Vestris was leaving the drydock in
Brooklyn, where she had had her
hull chipped and painted, she col
lided with another ship. He did not
k iow whether any damage had
been done to her.
MacDonald denied knowledge of
any messages sent to the owners
telling of trouble the ship was hav
ing prior, to the general call to all
ships Monday to stand by and then
the SOS.
But One Message Found
Arthur S. Costigan of the Radio
Marine corporation testified the
corporation had found only one
message sent by Captain Carey to
the line offices and this was after
the SOS. had been sent.
The message had 11a. m. Monday
November 12, stamped on it and
"Hove to from noon yesterday.
During night developed 32 degree
list. Starboard decks under water.
Ship lying on beam ends. Impos
sible to proceed anywhere. Sea
moderately rough."
Pictures Arc Shown
Alfred Hanson, a pantryman, told
of the listing of the ship and of his
own experiences in getting away
from the sinking vessel. Several
pictures ho had taken of the lower
ing of the lifeboats were introduced.
While one inquiry is proceeding
before Commissioner O'Neill, two
other inquiries as to the seaworthi
ness of the Vestris are being held.
Another Investigation
The board of underwriters of New
York is seeking information that
might have a bearing on the pay
ment of $2,000,000 of cargo insur
ance, while officials from the depart
ment of commerce, the federal
agency charged with inspection of
steamships, have arrived from
Washington to take charge of an in
quiry already launched by local offi
cials. I,ifelH..ils Wore O. K.
In the .inquiry, before the steam
ship inspectors. Captain Frederick
Sorenson, a passenger on the Ves
tris, testified that so far as he could
tell the lifeboats were in good con
dition and that the crew launched
them in as efficient a manner as
Previously he had been quoted in
newspaper reports as saying "the
crew hogged the lifeboats." thai
there wa.s "criminal negligence." and
that the boats themselves had "rot
ten seams" through which the water
poured. He told the inspectors that
what be bid said was t hat several of
the boats were stove in while
Revised Tragedy List
A revised list of the dead and
missing of the Vestris. made by the
agents of Lamport and Holt, shows
a total of 110 names. Their check
of the lists shows that 324 sailed
on the Vestris, the number of rescu
ed remained at 214.
A truck driven by Steven Lipinski
of 107 Gold street struck a Citizens
Coal company's truck driven by
William J. Wallace of 71 Cleveland
street about 6 o'clock last evening
at Coinmereial and Kim streets,
causing moderate damage. Lipinski
was driving south on Kb:n street and
Wallace was going east on Comnier
c'.al street when tli.- trucks met. ac
cording to Detective Sergeant El-
l linger's report,-
New Britain CobdcU kmm
Progrtm of Meedsg
Announcement of the program of
the New Britain council of Catholic
women for the coming year- was
made this morning by the program
committee consisting of Mrs. Ed
ward Pray, chairman; Mrs. Ellis J.
Bardsley, Mrs. Henry Donnelly, Miss
Agnes Coholan. Mrs. Willlam Squire
and Mrs. Audley Shaw. All of the
meetings will be held at the K. of
C. home on Franklin Square in the
evening at 8:15 o'clock.
The program is as follows:
November 21 Echoes of the na
tional convention, Miss Agnes Ba
con, Providence, K. I.; Industrial
problems. Miss Llnna E. Bresette,
Washington, D. C; Piano selections.
Miss Caroline Young.
December 19 Christmas in differ
ent countries of the world. Miss
Catherine Ahem, Loomis Institute;
Christmas carols, Miss Cecilia Long;
Toy shower for children of Polish
January 16 Education, care and
needs of crippled children. Miss Con
stance Leigh, Ncwington. Soloist,
Miss Michalena Baloska.
February 21 Social legislature
before the general assembly.
March- 21 Individual and the
church. Rev. X. Lawrence Iiiggs,
Yale University.
April 17 Social work with feeble
minded. Miss Mabel Matthews.
Mansfield training school and hos
pital. May 15 Development of literary
taste by education. Prof. Nicholas
Moselcy, provost of Albertus Mag
nus College and head of classics de
partment. Soloist, Mrs. Kathleen
Crowley Solomon.
(Continued from First Page)
the bronze hooks on tha new monu
ment and ceremonies held there, is
somewhat complicated by the fact
that certain types of flowers stain
the limestone and in all probability
will not be permitted to be placed
there. Mr. Ellingwood declined to
comment when questioned upon this
matter, stating that it was something
he could not discuss.
Savings Rank of New Britain Has
l4irgc Part in Financing Struc
ture On West Main Street
One of the highest mortagages
filed at the office of the town clerk
In many years was put on record to
dav when the Savings Bank of New
Britain entered a mortgage of $125,-
000 on the Masonic Temple at west
Main and Russell streets. The dicu
ment was signed by Sherwood Ray
mond, president, and William K.
Fay, treasurer of the Masonic Tem
ple Corporation.
Other papers filed today include:
Mary K. Donlan to Anna Sandstrom,
Barrett street, a warranty executed
after the estate of Frank Sandstrom
had transferred ' the property to
Mrs. Donlan; Louis S. ones to ,...
tnMt Carlson, warranty. Laurel
road, and a 13,000 mortgage from
Carlson to Jones.
Boys Injured By Automobile Had
Brought Suits For $5,000
The cases of Filmore Paulson and
Christopher Rosia, minors, against
the Yellow Cab company tor 3,uuu
each, were settled by agreement be
fore reaching trial, ine actions
were scheduled to be tried by jury
in superior court, both boys suing
for personal Injuries sustained on
February 3 when they were run
down by a cab operated by one of
the emnloves of the company while
they were coasting on Broad and
Smith streets. Bernard L. Alpert
represented the plaintiffs and the
firm of Brosmith & Maxwell was
counsel for the cab company.
Stratford Road Resident, Aged 15,
Fails to Recover From Injuries
Sustained in Fall in September
Complications which set in after
William Humphreys' "5, had frac
tured his leg in a fall at his home
179 Stratford road, were believed to
have been the cause of his death at
the New Britain General hospital
this morning shortly before noon.
The accident occurred on September
25 and he had been at the hospital
since that time.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs.
Ellen Humphreys; a son, Malcolm
Humphreys, and a sister, Mrs. E. F.
Harden of Providence, R. I.
Funeral services will be held
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the home of his son. 179 Stratford
road. Kev. Samuel Sutcliffe w-ill of
ficiate. Burial will be in Walnut
Grove cemetery, Meriden.
New London. Nov. 17 W) After
a thrilling and hazardous ride on
the front of the locomotive of a fatd
express train, arriving here early
this morning from Trovidence, Jos
eph Sezedehs, 11, of 23 Chalkstona
street, that city, was picked up by
the local authorities. He was hun
gry and thoroughly chilled from the
exposed ride, and after being fed,
was put to bed at the Salvation
Army barracks.
Belleville. III. Otto M. Unden
berger of East St Louis and Frank
J. Klapp were schoolmates and later
partners in business. They married
sisters. Mrs. Klapp died. . Unden
berger has been awarded a verdict
for $90,000 against Klapp for alien
ation ot affections.
Denver Dorithy Adair, dancer,
has received a preliminary, decree
of divorce and $200 monthly ali
mony from Elmer Adair, trapese
performer. The court ordered Adair
arrested, 1
StockholmPrincess Ileana of
Rumania has a new 22-metre yacht.
It is a present of the Royal Swedish
Yacht club.
-Cleveland If Miss Caroline Rob.
Inson, a student at Swarthmore, Is
informed correctly, men in many co
educational institutions cheat at ex.
aminatlons. She insists they are
causing the honor swstem to fail.
She gave her views at an intercolle
giate convention.
San Francisco Mr. Hoover has a
new silk hat. It cost $20.
Washington We folks seem to
have been stepping on the gas. Offi
cial figures are that sales of gaso
line the first half of this year total
ed 4,652,393,535 gallons.
Simsbury Health Officer O. L.
Murphy suggests suspension of all
social gatherings for at least ten
days as result of prevalence of scar
let fever.
Meriden Local lodge of Elks will
dedicate new $60,000 home tonight.
Murray Hulbert, grand exalted ruler,
will attend.
City Items
Mrs. William Geissler of Shuttle
Meadow avenue entertained at cards
Thursday afternoon at her home.
Prizes were awarded to Mrs. C.
Elmer Olson and Mrs. Brain.Td
Brown. Luncheon was served.
Mrs. George Deusal of 248 Chest
nut street left today to attend the
funeral of her uncle. Dr. William
Coyle of Windsor Locks.
The members of A. G. Hammond
Auxiliary, U. S. W. V., have received
an invitation from the G. A. Hadsell
Auxiliary of Bristol to attend its
meeting on Monday night. The
meeting w;ill be held in the new state
armory. All members wishing to at
tend are asked to take the 7:15
o'clock Plainville trolley.
About 11:30 this forenoon the po
lice were notified tha,t a man had
been taken ill at Lincoln and West
Main streets. Before Officer McCabe
arrived with the police car, some,
one had taken the man home. It
was said h was Frederick Lampson
of 44 Wooster street. .
The police were notified today of
the return of the operator's license
of John A. Lazorik of 193 Lawlor
Angelo Plaschi of 364 Burritt
street complained to the police to
day that boys have done considerable
damage lo his property at 65 Albany
avenue, breaking windows and the
Walter Berglund of 4S Andrews
street reported to tha police this
forenoon that his automobile struck
a dog in front of 247 Arch street,
and he took it to Dr. B. D. Radcliffe
tor treatment.
A son was born at New Britain
General hospital today to Mr. and
Mrs. Harold White of 37 Golf street.
Maple Hill.
John Plascynskl of 175 Gold
street complained to the police yes
terday that his son, Leo, aged 18,
stole a diamond ring and $5 about
3 o'clock in the afternoon and has
not returned home.
The police were notified about
8:45 last night that two young men
were in a yard at 125 Black Rock
avenue and left in the direction of
South Burritt street.
Paul O. Wagner, proprietor of a
shoe shining place at SI Main
street, and Sergeant P. J. O'Mara
yesterday found a sign in a barn
on the parking place on West Main
street, after it had been reported
stolen in front of the typewriter ex
change at 81 West Main street. Boys
are believed to have taken the sign
and thrown it away.
Lehigh coal that's good. City Coal
& Wood Co. Tel. 217. advt.
Have your nails manicured .at the
Lucille Beauty Shop. Tel. 638. advt.
Woman in Serious Condition "Con
fessed"' Ist July to Slaying .
Her Husband
Philadelphia, Nov. 17 t.Tl With
two self-inflicted bullet wounds near
the heart. Dr. Virginia Alvarez Hus
sey, who last July ereated a sensa
tion by "confessing" that she had
slain her husband, Lindly M. Hus
sey, novelist, and "the other wom
an," was in a critical condition to
day at the Miser Cordia hospital.
After the police had found Hus
sey and "the other woman," Mrs.
Grace Tetlow Sauvcur. wealthy di
vorcee, alive at an artist's colony
near Sergeantsville, N. J.. Dr. Hus
sey was committed to the Norris
town state hospital. She was re
leased two months ago and friends
said she and her husband became
reconciled, although they were not
living together. In legal proceedings
closing the incident Mrs. Sauveur
denied having been unduly friendly
with Hussey.
Boston, Nov. 17 CP) While wait
ing last night to be called before the
membership examining board of the
Boston Lodge of Elks, Max Gold
berg, 61 year Old Cambridge Real
estate dealer, was stricken with
heart disease. He died as a physi
cian arrived.
It is estimated that more than 11.
000.000,000 bottles of soft drinks
and non-alcoholic beveragvs are
consumed in the United States each
Hartford Dennis J. Murphy, .re
elected justice of the peace continu
ously since 1896, receives oath of of
fice In hospital where he baa been
confined for several weeks.
Manchester Julius J. Strickland,
SO, ends life with illuminating gas.
New Haven Benjamin F, Hend
ricks of here recently awarded $16 -000
for Injuries received on James
street bridge, near Cedar HiU sta
tion of New Haven railroad, has de
cision reversed and complaint dis
missed in New York appellate court.
r '- .
New Haven The William H.
Fogg scholarship for current .term
awarded in Divinity school to Ju
lius J. Bella, '29, of Bridgeport. ,
New Haven The thermometer
reached 71 degrees here, two leas
than the record high for November.
Middletown Funeral ' services
held for Prof. William North Rice,;
formerly of Wesleyan at Memorial
chapel of university.
Norwalk Mutilated body. of an
unidentified man found murdered on
Keyser's Island believed by police
to have been killed by rum runners.
' Waterbury Five men will y hop
oft for Yale-Prlnceton game by air
plane from Bethany field.
Waterbury Twelve places raided
by federal agents here and alleged
evidence found in eight of them,
Stratford Speaking at republican
victory dinner J. Henry Roraback,
state leader, invites party ' bolters
back to republican fold again. ,
Eveot Next Wednesday
The annual past masters' night
will be observed by Centennial
lodge, A. F. and A, M next Wed
nesday evening, November 21. Mem
bers who have served as masters
will occupy all the offices. The mas
ter mason degree Will be worked.
Those who will fill the offices and
the offices they have been assigned
to are oh follows: W. M H. A.
Travcr; S. W., W. II. Day; J. W..
H. W. Gee;' treasurer, " J. R. An
drews; secretary, W. W. Pease; 8.
D. , E. H. Prior; J. D W. J. Lof
gren; S. S., A. H. Parker; J. S., H.
E. Schcuy; chaplain, O. A. Marsh;
marshal. 8. H. Raymond; S. G W.
J. Lofgren; W. G., W. F. Faulkner;
E. G.. G. H. Dyson; H. A. B, H.
W. Eddy; S. F. M., O. N. Judd; W.
F. M.. C. F. Erichson; charge, H.
W. Eddy; lectures: first section, W.
H. Day. H. W. Gee: second section.
E. H. Prior; third section, E. H.
W. C. T. (J. Hears Public lust
Be Edacated to Prohibition
Boston, Nov. 17 OP) A plea for an
"enlightened public conscience" as
the. ultimate hope of prohibition
forces was made today by Dr. M.
Len Hutchlns, director of the de
partment of medical temperance, of
the National 'Woman's Christian
Temperance Union before the 64th
annual convention of that body at
the Trcmont Temple here.
Can't See Clearly
"One does not expect those who
drink to see things clearly because
their reasoning power is impaired:
one need not expect "those brought
up in bootleg environment to rise
above it suddenly and work for pro
hibition and one hardly dares to
hope that a conscienceless creature
will desist in pursuing a trade so re
munerative, but it does seem reason
able that well meaning people of
even ordinary intelligence have had
such opportunities for knowing that
they should sense this thing in Its
right relation and realize that the
tight against it demands their co
operation. . SALEM FIRE
Salem. Mass., Nov. 17 Fire
which ewept the second story of a
three-story structure occupied by
the American Coal and Charcoal
company here today, destroyed 4,000
bushels of charcoal and Se.000 small
bags of wood. Tbe loss was esti-
mated between $$,000 and $Wt00e,
f. 1
1 i
luttia mi
E3j EcEra tid to
Henry McNamara, aged II. of 15
Hurlburt street was fined $( and
costs by Judge M. P. Sase n po
lice court today on the charge of
assaulting Walter Klescx, aged 14.
ot tl( North street. The boy test!
fled that he sold a rabbit to Mc
Namara for $1 some time age and
received payment, but a later deal
ot the same nature left HcNamar
owing him $!.&. On Thursday, ha
met McNamara on the street and
asked him for the money, which
McNamara denied owing. Even if
he did owe it to htm he would not
pay it. he said, and Klescs waa not
"big enough" to do anything about
it Klescs admitted that he was no .
match for him physically and Mc
Namara punched aim on the sida
of the head and knocked him into
the gutter. An old man helped him
to his feet, he testified, and Mc
Namara went on his way. ' . ". .
McNamara, who was .arrested by
Officer John M. Liebler on complaint
to the prosecuting attorney's office,
pleaded guilty and said he had been
drinking wine Thursday ; and it
overcame him to the extent that ho
did not know what he waa doing.
He intended to pay for tbe rabbit
today, he said, and he was willing
to apologise to the boy.
. Questioned by Assistant Prosecut
ing .Attorney. W. M. Greeniteln
about the assault, McNamara said
he slapped the boy and did not
punch him. "So you do remember
about it," Mr, Grcensteln said as
McNamara swung his hand to
demonstrate the slap. "Well, I don't
remember, but I was told that I
slapped him," McNamara answered.
After court, McNamara asked Mr.
Oreensteln to . be placed on proba
tion to pay the line and costs. Mr.
Greenstein referred him to Proba
tion Officer Connolly, who assured
him he would not be placed on pro
bation if he could prevent it. Mc
Namara was locked up and will go
to jail unless : payment of the fine
and costs is made.
Snitches Markers, Pays &
' Donald ' Demay, aged 28, of 177
Hart j street, pleaded guilty to
charges of operating an automoblla
with improper markers and without
a certificate of registration and was
fined $5 and coats on the latter
charge, judgment being suspended
on the former. He was arrested by
Officers O'Day and Doty, who saw
him driving a ear on Stanley street
with the markers fastened on with
wire, yesterday forenoon, and fol
lowed him. Demay could not show
a registration certificate, but said
his uncle had It. Interviewed on a
building jjob at Main and East Main
streets, the uncle admitted that tho
markers belonged on a car whieii
had a damaged radiator and Demay
wishing to go to Hartford with a
relative, took the risk of transfer
ring the markers to the unregister
ed car.
The continned case of Patnjck Me
Quire of Hurlburt street, charged
with assaulting his wife, was con
tinued for six months in charge of
tho probation officer,
$2,000 in Rock, According to
Reports Made Today
The Red Cross roll call fund Is
tagging according to re parts today,
and is more than $2,000 behind tho
mark It had reached this time last
year. On November 18, 1927- tho
roll call fund had reached a total of
$2,200. Yesterday's report was only
$S 10. Oncyear ago today the fund
had reached the mark of approxi
mately $3,500. Today's report bare
ly goes over the thousand mark.
Red Cross officials are at a loss
to account for the slowing up -of
funds. The drive for the relief of
Florida and West Indies hurricano
victims, which has not yet officially
closed, puts the Red Cross in tho
unique if not embarrassing position
of conducting two drives at the samu
time. This is reflected in the result.
Treasurer Leon A. Sprague and Roll
Call Director Arnold Mills have re
ceived letters from people ho
thought their checks for the storm
relief included the membership fee.
One condition which might have
had a tendency to slow up the drive
this yoar is the fact that store and
factory reports have not yet come
The fund stands today as follows:
Quota $5,000.09
Yesterday's total . $810.39
Today's receipts . 200,70
Total to date ... . l.Oll.tfl
Amount needed . .' ' $3.$$l.t
Today's receipts Included one
check for $50. seven for $5 each; 112
for $1 each and gifts amounting to
Deal for Cohn Stores
Has Not Been Completed
At the Springfield, Mass., offices
of H. M. Clark, realtors, today, tbe
statement was made that no deal
had been closed for the occupancy
of four stores in Doris block on
Main street by Sears, Roebuck
Co. Morris Colin, owner of the block,
said yesterday that arrangements
had been completed but no papers
nal been signed.
The realtors said that they would
not say positively that the desl had
not been consummated but they ex
pressed doubt as to the rell&bllitv of
Conn's statement.
Maiden, Mass., Nov. 17 W Two
14 year old girl students at the Cen
ter Junior High school, who disap
peared from their homes here 1
days ago. were back today. But the
story of their whereabouts in tae
interim wss not told to the police.
The girls were AgnaaJeV Burta sad
Oalra Bnrehard, .

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