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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, SATURDXY, NOVEMBER 17, 1528.
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Tha Harald la on aala daily la Kaw Vork at Hotallng'a Nawaatand. Timca Square; Schnlts' Nawaatanda, entrance rand Cantral. 2ad Street. COST OF EDUCATION . One New Britain speaker stated the other day that the cost' of edu cation ia high. Fifty cents out of every dollar in tax money in thla city, he said, goes for the mainte nance of the schools. Since then an other has said 39 cents out of every dollar goes for the schools. ', Well, what of it? What does it prove? If anything, it indicates that the school system has been measure ably developed to a point somewhere in the vicinity of the requirements of the city; and that some other public functions have not been developed to this point. When they are, they too will cost more, and at such time the schools will not require ai large a percentage of the sum. total of ex penditures. It is a matter of relativity. If the city has been extraordinarily- eco nomical in providing some services such as water disposal, sewer dis posal, garbage disposal it means that a small percentage of the total money goes for these services. New schools were built because they were necessary, could not be longer delayed; and the end is not yet We have more . and better trained teachers, a higher adminis trative expense that goes with a larger school plant. The cost today is pretty well fixed, and is proportion ately higher than it will be when the bonds are paid off. If the state law had specified that the city simply had to meet all requirements as to water, sewers, garbage and what not, aa is specified In connection with th schools, then the total of such expenditures would be much . higher and the schoola would not exact as high a percentage of all the expenditures. It is quite simple; school costs, proportionate ly to other civic costs, look high be cause tha other municipal costs have been comparatively low. Whether New Britain can continue to keep these other costs low is doubtful; already the water department is planning to expend more than 1 1, 000,009. After that money Is spent, and should the school costs remain fairly stationary, the school per centage will automatically drop. .The tax rata In New Britain has been low compared with most other cities in Connecticut. The schools cost their present ratio of the tax money because of this fact. It is to be hoped that the tax rate can con tinue to be kept low compared with other cities Suppose, through the exercise of some species of legerdemain, the tax Income should be greatly reduc ed. The school costs then might reach a much higher percentage of the city's Income yet the total out go for schools would be the same. If, however, the cost of increased municipal services is greatly increas ed which seems likely within the next five years the percentage of school outlay to the whole can be ex pected to decrease, although actually the cost may stand still or increase slightly. We mention these facts in order to combat the idea, current in somo circles, that local education costs arc inordinately high. Considering them on a percentage basis they may look that way, but too much depends upon the total of other costs to war rant one in coining to a superficial conclusion. The percentage of school costs in New York State to all other state costs is, if we remember lightly, E4 per cent. This looks lower than in New Britain, but in reality the sum expended for schools in New York has risen seven-fold during the past decade. The reason the percentage in New York seems lower than in New Britain is because New York has made other enormous outlays, which have more than kept pace with the increased school expenditures. In New Britain, and many another city In Connecticut, this has net been the case. We had to keep pace with the demands for school accommodations but we could afford to lag a bit in providing other public services. The difference between New York and New Britain ia that the former could not lag In such expenditures it has been torcedHe go the whole route. During the present week innum erable cltlsens have visited the schools,-- they have again been im pressed with their efficiency. The new buildings have been admired and nobody. with a child in any of them has considered the cost worth worrying about. They can reason and will not be befuddled by specious arguments about the schools costing "too much." Citizens know that many more times their cost are spent for luxury and entertainment; and they know that the schools are vastly, more Important , Operating the schools is every city's biggest enterprise. Knowledge would be utterly useless .for hu manity If it were not imparted to the young so that they, when grown, became superior citizens citizens with better developed minds than we possess ourselves. If the nation is to advance in all things worth while every city must patriotically con tribute its due share; and nothing we can do is remotely as important as the instruction and training given the young. Cost' is secondary, rela tive; It appears disproportionately high in this city because we wisely have concluded it is more important than some other matters that cost money and which we have been able to postpone until the schools were partly looked after. OUR SEW STATE PARK Taking over of Sunset Rock park by the State Park and Forest Com mission concludes the final disposi tion and conservation of one of the most notable scenic spots in Hartford county. This eminence, deriving its name from the beautiful sunsets that can be seen from there, Is known to almost everyone In New Britain and Plainville, being between the two. It will now be improved by the state, a new or repaired shelter house at the point overlooking Plainville be ing necessary. From the time the Sunset Rock association began correspondence- with the state to the present the environs of the eminence have been allowed to shift for themselves, so to speak. A recent visit showed that a certain part of the public seems to care very little for the appearance of public proper ty. 1 The park was a joint gift of the Sunset Rock association, and Land ers, Frary & Clark. The park is larger than most residents perhaps realize," being half a mile long, and contains 13 1-2 acres. Most people have thought that Sunset Rock re-1 ferred o'ntf to the point where the shelter house was built. The park, however, takes In a narrow strip along a goodly portion of the area of Bradley mountain. This state park is the nearest to New Britain; it is the only state park in Hartford county. Under state jurisdiction it ought to attract the attention of motorists from through out the central portion of the state in much larger numbers than here tofore. The highway leading to the park from Plainville road is attracting more home-makers every year. It is not an improved highway in the modern sense, but is far better than it used to be back in the days when the park site was threatened with destruction by a timber concern. It was then, of course,, that' the site was purchased by public-spirited citizens to avoid Its beauty being despoiled, and from this time on the Sunset Rock association came ihto being. The association did notable public service in maintaining the site, finally resulting in it being made a gift to the state, which also was a noteworthy act. SIGHT WORKERS The average person prefers to work in the daytime rather than at night. But in civilized society there must be night workers. New Britain has its share and perhaps they are more numerous than most residents imagine. Some of the factories have night shifts in some departments, and whenever that is the case "increas ed prosperity" is noted for the fac tories, as no plant would have a night force if it did not possess suf ficient work for the day force. More policemen work by night than in the day time; trolley and bus men labor by night; janitors are busy in the downtown buildings at night; night watchmen naturally must, be employed; dozens of other industries are catering to the pub lic throughout the night. Night workers are complaining more than ever regarding the noises ! of the day. At a time when they must sleep they do not like to be awak ened by tooting horns, automobiles with their exhausts open, lumbering trucks making as much noise as pos sible, not to mention other noises that unfortunately are a part of city life, the men- who try to sleep during i the day are hard put to get it. The ideal mthod would be to live in the country, "where it is quiet," but there are other considerations about that which make even that boon im possible 'for most of them. Basically, this difficulty of sleep ing throughout the noises of the day is the most irritating part of working at night Unfortunately, not a day worker ever thinks of the hardships that unnecessary noisea provide for the night worker who is trying to sleep while the sun shines. THE SOS. DELAY It is being said for Captain Carey of the Vcstris that he could not have delayed sending out an S O S. call for ten hours merely to save his em ployers a heavy charge for salvage. Says the Herald-Tribune; ". . . If subsequently, after sending out an S O S-, he had found he could re pair and right his ship and proceed without assistance he could have countermanded the call without loss to his line. Claims for salvage do not hold in law unless the assistance rendered is concrete.' No one will ever know why Cap tain Carey delayed sending out a radio call for help for ten hours. The venerable skipper is past testifying. But regardless of what the Herald Tribune says, it is probable that SOS. signals in case of threatened disaster are delayed for salvage rea sons. It is true, too, that counter manding the signals avoids the sal vage charges; but such a counter manded call might be used against the captain's record by his employ ers. Captain Carey was to have been given command of a new ship In a short time. No one can say whether that didn't weigh in his indecision. We are aware that there is wide spread criticism of the salvage law. We are Inclined to agree that the criticisms are justified. It yields a premium for delay; yet it is hard to imagine a captain who would place human life in jeopardy on account of salvage damages. Men who at tain eminence on the sea are not built that way. But once in a while who knows? HARSH WORDS "After years of sonorous silence only punctuated now and then by the utterance of some discreet inanity, he (President Coolidge) suddenly de livered a sort of dying kick with a vlciousnese of which few people on this side of the Atlantic would have supposed him capable. His armistice day speech was in effect a Renunci ation of Europe and all Its works from the standpoint of a 100 per cent New England backwoodsman." From the-"New Statesman," of Lon don, which printed a page long edi torial entitled "Pecksniffian Guff." Most of the "guff" on this subject is fohnd in the New Statesman and sundry other British periodicals which find fault with the American j view The thing that hurts the boys j across the sea is the fact they were ' found out, discovered and exposed in the act of hatching. secret naval understanding with France, That's what hurts. PROHIBITION IX SEW ZEALAND The "noble experiment" of pro hibition in the United 'States con tinues to be no guide to the thought ful, self-reliant dominions of the British Empire and the provinces within the dominions. The latest to scuttle the Prohibition ship has been New Zealand, which for three years had all It wanted of this moral Issue. Back In 1925 the population of tho Islands voted dry and the experi ment was begun. Why New Zealand took this step In the first place has never been adequately explained, as it never had "American saloons," the hotel bars closed early, and licenses were limited. But almost all the dominions seem to have been willing B to try almost anything once. New Zealand the other day, after' three years of prohibition, voted for the old system of limited licenses. Of course, New Zealand like the Canadian' dominions did not make the mistake of putting prohibition into some organic law like a' Consti tution'. That isn't the British system; it is the system of fanatics who take an unfair advantage of their fellow. citizens during times of emotional ism, fnd who are able to spend mil lions of- propaganda- money to achieve some, such permanent re sult, Sat least in theory. Skull Indicates Mayan Links With Europeans I.a.' Hochelle,. France, Nov.. 17. P A stone covered with neolithic sculpture, discovered in the bed of the estuary of the river Vie by a local antiquary. Marcel Raudouin, has set all the savants guessing. For among its ornaments its a bas-relief representing a human profile, strongly resembling an American of the pre-Colomhian epoch, such as are found among the Maya hieroglyphics of Yuca tan. Kxports are quite at a loss to account for its origin and pres ence on the shores of la Vendee. Veiled Moslem Women re Subject of Protest Baku, Caucasus, Nov. 17. P The school teachers of Baku have sub mitted a petition to the central executive committee of the local soviet to forbid the wearing of veils by Mohammedan women. Mexico City Banishes Beggars From Streets Mexico City, Nov. 17. C. .Mexi co City's streets are to lie cleared of beggars. Inspector General of Po lice Klos Zertuche. holding that the many waifs, cripples and others who. geek alms In the capital's streets constitute an eyesore to the city, "has ordered that they he rounded up and sent to the public poor bouse. Ftcts Fancies A stranger in Chicago Is one who thinks that was 4 blow-out When money talks. It too fre. quently says: "Qood-by, sucker." We are an Idealistic people and will make any sacrifice for a cause that won't hurt business. If Nature is so grand, why didn't she arrange a cut-off so food would quit tasting good when the tummy is loaded ? Among the disappointments of a European trip is the discovery that real liquor tastes much like the bootleg stuff. Still, the man who thinks he never makes mistakes usually thinks he made one when he selected his wife. All things are relative, and Sallie is a social leader in Podunk Center because her dad Is in the State leg islature. Awful thought: Planes. flying far Inland during the next war can drop cooties on noncombatants. It would be nice to have the tariff studied by a commission qualified to be neutral about it, if Mar would lend us one. , Americanism: Howling for free dom; joining a book club to dodge the responsibility of selecting your own reading. Chairman: A sucker who is w illing to do all the work in return for a little imaginary honor. If a stowaway'ls a profitless one who has no business aboard, old earth is giving millions of them a ride. It's waste effort when lads of 19 turn criminal to get a thrill. There Isn't any greater thrill than being 19. If he uses his napkin to wipe out his plate at a restaurant, people be gan to call him a bachelor six years ago. If ten men are equally smart, and one is so astonished by his own smartness as to think the others should notice It too, he is a young intellectual. Some reformers remind us of the fact that Americans began to scorn land-grabbing after taking all they needed from the Indians. OM Job remarked sarcastically to his friends that no doubt wisdom would die with them, so the wise crack isn't new. Note for school boys of the dis tant future: They are different countries; one is shaped like a bootleg and the other merely func- tions like one. Correct this sentence: "pne of her fellows is very rich and the other very poor," said the mother, "but I don't try to Influence her." Copyright, 1928, Publishers Syndicate- COMMUNICATED Makes Suggestion for Employment Editor, New Britain Herald: The "Facts and Fancies" of a re cent Herald said this, "Uncle Sam needs large cruisers that can range far without coal. You see, most of Wall Street's loans are made to lands far away." I think this thought is worthy of more thought. This United States of America sends her money outside to promote prosperity in other countries when there are millions of men unem ployed in this country. Our country I may be prosperous as a whole, as the Republicans have just finished tolling us, but nevertheless, there is much r00m ,or more Prosperity. ! .LllT,''"'"'".,13 C'T " ',he 'farmers will need much less help, - the automobile industry will slow down, building operations will be ! s,ower, etc. I LWhy Bend dmest'c capital outside ;ine country wnen so many men are unemployed here? Why can't some industry be created to absorb these unemployed men by using this money which is being loaned to other countries? So far as I can see, these loans to other countries only promote hard feelings between these countries and the United States. We have already seen the attitude of some of the countries toward us, referring to our country as a Shy lock and a m'oney grabber, and among their people, off the press, probably as a bunch of crooks and so on. The least they say or said is that we want to control them, body and soul, demanding a pound of flesh as Shyloek demanded it of Antonio. So far as I know, our loans were made in good faith, dealing with these countries in a consid erate.'business like way, as one hon est man would deal with another. What is the sense of making other countries feel against your country as you would not want an individual to feel toward you? We teach his tory in our schools so that our children will profit by the mistakes of our forefathers. I can't understand why so much of our money goes out of our coun try when it is not necessary. We have plenty of men here to do the work, plenty of resources in our country to start anything, and peo ple to absorb the products of our industry who have the money to pay for these products. Most- people of the United States have a sense of squareness but charity should begin at home. We have the best country in the world under most any considera tion; tha best working conditions: better wages; the richest most every way; but what is the reason that it can't be better? Much bet ter. Our people have spirit, energy and common sense. Why not use it to better advantage? And J don't consider building new warships a sensible way of consuming that money and energy. There are better ways. "ANON.'V Chop editor, car ef Om Britain Herald aa yaw SB h farrwaiaW ta W Xmk. Wouldn't You Just Know It Was November! , Wild geese fly South on days like these. While tame ones, on the bleach ers freeze. The "Debs" begin their social fling And sad-eyed poets write of Spring! Pretty, Pretty! Host's son: "Let me see your pret ty penny,-will you?" Guest: "But I have no pretty penny, child." .... ' Host's Son: "Yes you have. Pa said you made it out of the boot legging business!" , Mrs. Harry Burson THE t'Sf SHOP SEWS WEEKLV Query -"There is nothing thicker than blood," declared the defeated presi denttal'candidate the other day. Has he tried postof fice Ink ? a a -a. Travelogue - An explorer says that among some savage Indian tribes It is regarded as improper for a mother-in-law to speak to her daughter's husband. With such refinements of super civilization It seems very unjust to call them savages! Medical At St. Louis doctor was arrested after filling down two flights of stairs. He complains of having been shaken before taken. . a Theater , Chorus girls, we are told, are trained to dance inaudibly. . This quality seems also to be en couraged in their singing! a a a Social - Women, it is stated, have a keen sense of humor. The more you humor them the better they like it! Seedless! Rawiings: - "So you've torn -dow n the old sheep shed?" Hemslev: "Yes, , I didn't have any ewes for it!" C. A. Cline The most unsophisticated young man on record Is the one who re fused to eat onions before going to his first party in the younger fast set! His Father's Excuse! Four-year-old Bobby and his mother often watched the mail air plane pass over their isolated ranch in Wyoming. One day it was later than usual, and Bobby contemptuously remark ed: "Probably some female airplane kept it from starting on time!" Mrs. M. C. Smith GOTT l-ND KEMAL' By Thomas Adarnsori Folks, put the old record on the gramophone and listen to effendt Fillp recount some facts about Con stantinople! Believe it or not the natives of this burg are Regular Turks. Up to a few years ago they had harems (a disease resembling pyorrhea, that is, four out of five had it!), but they passed a law against them, and today harems are about as popular in Turkey as gin and beer are in this country! It was here - that old joke about "that wasn't my husband, that was another Fezzer," originated. Turkey and this country, have much in common. In Turkey, if the husband gets tired of the wife, he puts her out. In this country, he puts her out, and how! , The, city was formerly the capitol of the Ottoman Empire, but some body mustaphai got their Angora. It is located on the Posporus.- The Bosporus is an alimentary canal cqnnecting the Black Sea with its appendix, Marmora. We could keep on giving you data li:e his, but it might get us into Jeep water. The Bosporus keeps Asia from touching Europe. Europe like to touch, but doesn't like to be touched! Never mind the noise, Effendi, it is that Stamboul loose again. As' the old Sultan said, "I mustapha kemal, Allah, my kingdom for a kemnl." "You are too fatima," the bold Saracen replied, nonchalantly kiss ing the Sultana! "v If Weil-Known Remarks Were HUM rated "His I'ants." Breath Came In Short No Hansine! ! Applicant: "I'm a first-class paj. per-hanger. ma'am, and " Mrs. Schuyler: "You won't do. I want somebody that pastes it on!" N. H. Moseley , -THE OBSER VER Mket Randow ()bmatkMu ' .. On the at? at Its Ptopte ' . Fire Commrtikmfrs Report Worn Buttonnttes If the biblical story of tha bar ley loaves and fishes could be re peated in thia city,' but Instead of edibles tne Dasuei wouia give ions a limitless stock of (Irs department positions and lieutenancies, four citi zens who today displayed tha gold badge of fire board members might one again return to the pursuits by which they jnake their daily bread and might once again enjoy a few minutes of rest or a squint at the evening paper. ' Only a commissioner, or one who haa at some time been on a (ire board when a vacancy has occurred in the department, has the slight est conception of the buttonholing a board member receives in the in terests of candidates. Having been appointed to the board for the express purpose of conducting its business and pre sumed therefore to have at least a smattering of personal knowledge of the department and Its-personnel, It should not be unreasonable to- sup pose that the board 'members might be In the beat position te make the selections. Perhaps they are, but dis cussion withjmanjbers of the pres ent board, would convince anyone that they are not wanting for ad-' visers. ' A telephone call comes. "This ta such-and-such. Commissioner, will it be possible for me to see you for a minute today?" The commissioner grits his teeth and makes the ap pointment, knowing full well he'a about to get "the business" on the qualifications of this candidate or that condidate. Half an hour of mat day already budgeted to something that will proofibly accompllsn Hom ing. The candidate himself. "I dont like to bother you, but, etc., etc." The commissioner listens and when he gets through he wonders if It wouldn't be in the interest ot ei- ficlency and economy to fire all Dresent members of the department and appoint this individual to han dle all fires alone. "Well, I'm glad to see you on the board; now efficiency will De recog- nized,".being another. Nine times out of ten; recognition oi eiiiciency would put him out of the Tunning without question. Then comes the candidate wno takes halt an hour or more to tell how inefficient the other candidates are. So vigorous is he in his condem nation of his colleagues that he tor- gets to set forth a single argument in his own favor. There are also the candidates wno can spend an nour remne i work at this fire or that. He plunged with absolute disregard for life or limb into the blazing .building and did his work! Dramatic, to be sure, but exactly what the city pays mm for. Then there's the old school mate who seeks support on that ground, and there's the political or fraternal brother, the neighbor or the steady customer in a commissioner's busi ness; there's a million and one rea sons why each of 12 candidates for the 'one lieutenancy should receive it, and the same condition exists with reference to the positions as regular firemen, where 23 men are. out for three positions. Some are bound to be disappointed. Some will be furiously angered. Some will de cide there's no justice in tne worm, while others will immediately lay plans to change their political party registration. The commissioners will make four friends and lose forty and the sad feature of it from the commissioners standpoint is that, by all the rules of the game, they will be confronted with the same prob lem dozens of times before the news papers on an April afternoon come out with a two column head, read ing: City Hall Shake-up Begins; Fire Board Comes under Axe Alwcnoc of Stray Cat Grieves .West End Family Out of a mysterious obscurity "Bunter" appeared, and back to un known mystery he has returned. He was "only a cat," but he was un usual in many respects and for the weeks during which he was known to the families in a west end neigh borhood he endeared himself to them. And now he is gone, no one knowing where or how. Bunter first appeared to his tem porary friends during the late sum mer. Apparently deserted by some family which had gone away, he was a large, gaunt, gray Maltese cat with handsome white markings and sober eyes. He was In a half famished condition and begged for food at houses along the street, but he did it in a dignified way and would not attempt to bolt across the threshold unless invited. For sev eral days he met with rebuffs but finally one family admitted him and furnished him with some. milk. After that Bunter appeared regu darly at the house every day at meal They Shall Not Pass "Red" Osterboom, Kale's " star quarterback, prepared to make the pass! Our hearts were in our throats. Would it be good? Could he make it? It was only a second but it seemed as hours. The thrill of a lifetime! Not a sound was heard from the spectators. The players were tensed ready for the big moment. The sus pense of a nerve-racking moment! Then "lied" threw a wild mo ment. Was it good? Did he make it? All eyes were upon the clump of tangled players. The dice wobbled, three nine and settled at seven. "Red" had wone for dear old Kale! A. E." Burr The Wise Guy! First Cigarette Lighter: "I know I don't always succeed, but I try to maintain a reputation for dependa bility." " Second Cigarette Lighter: "That's where you're wrong, old fellow, that is in the case of women, anvway. "Keep 'em guessing, that's my sys tem!" A. E. Cristy. (Copyright. 192. Reproduction Forbidden) time and had milk, meat, fish, 'and special feed lavished upon aim until once again hta flanka were fat and firm. He found favor alaa at other homes in the neighborhood, bat it was this particular apartment which h mad his particular ham. H possessed exceptional dignity and reserve for a cat He always sought companionship and sought the company af tha member of the family, stretching himself-' oat at their feet or following them about as they moved around th house. But he did not eajoy being petted cr played with. He would play by himself for hours, but tne joy dis appeared a soon aa aayen Inter fered and ha would soon bos th In truder a warning that he wanted to be let alone. Yet he was not at all surely and would be perfectly con tent as long as someone was near him. When It was feeding time be would sit up and beg like a dog, and he was scrupulously careful not to allow food scrap to slip Off the paper on which hi dishes were placed.: ' In. a nearby home he found an other large cat, a beautiful Persian Of advanced years but undiminished agility, and Bunter and Frit passed many, a pleasant nour togetner. There was a small kitten in another house, and Bunter paid regular call there every day, spending hour after hour playing with the tiny feline and good naturedly allowing himself to be batted about by the youngster. Then one day, a if he knew some arduous or fateful event were im pending. Bunter virtually gorged himself with food, eating more heavily even than during his first semi-starved days- That night he was missing, and he ha not been seen since. Many person admired him as they passed the house and one of them may have stolen him. He may have been run over by an automobile. He may have found the family to which he : originally be longed and returned ta them. No one has solved the riddle of hi dis appearance. But behind him he left a little community group of people and ani mals who felt that without Bunter something of perfect happiness was lacking. And- especially was this sense of loneliness apparent in the small kitten, who for days waited for Bunter to re-appear and would dash expectantly to the door when ever he heard a meow, only to turn away in complete disinterest and de jection as he' discovered that tho mewing cat was not Bunter. Many Radio Fans Annoyed By Reallocation of Stations The past week has been a period ot distress in the radio broadcasting field through the reallocation of broadcasting stations, according to many radio fans who, since Sunday vihen the order first went Into ef ect, have ' tried in vain to make something out of the perplexing sit uation. - The average radio fan owns an average priced radio set and has been in difficulty since Armistice pay. It was thought that the first day or two would result in confu sion among radio owners because of the change of wave-lengths and thereafter receiving would be as good as before, or better, as prophe side by those who were optimistic enough to believe that the realloca tion would benefit broadcasting. To the dismay of many, however, as the days pass on, conditions do not seem to improve and the average fan with the average radio set wonders if after all the old system wasn't the better. There are others who are -nder the impression that the new order has benefited the broadcasting game and refute statements to the con trary stating that many of the sta tions which never before could be gotten, come through without the slightest difficulty and with less in- terfereiVe. Opinion is divided, as a number of owkers of expensive sets complain that even nearby stations like WTIC, Hartford; WBZ, Spring field; WEAF, New York; and WGY, Schenectady, heretofore coming through clearly can be scarcely heard. One person owning a set of the most expensive kind has not been able to get WEAF. WBZ, WJZ and KDKA at times, while prior to the change these same stations came in without the least bit of difficulty. Complaints are many and vary and the radio fan Is wondering what the ultimate result will be, at the same time expressing no little criticism of the federal commission's order and the cutting out of some of the nation's programs. The air is filled with turbulent ether waves, while the irate radio fan expresses iittle appreciation of the new order. Carbon Monoxide Caused By Autos and Gas Heaters With the coming of cold weather many people run to cover behind closed doors closed windows and even in closed garages not because cold air is a menace to health, but because It interferes with one's per sonal comfort. With the coming of cold weather, to, the automobile engine fails to start quickly and so the time spent in the garage preparatory to making the morning exit is considerably lengthened and thereby proves disas trous to one who does his engine coaxing In a closed garage. Idling an engine to warm it In a closed one-car garage may so dan gerously contaminate the air of that garage as to be fatal to life in from five to ten minutes, the state board of health says in a bulletin. So take warning and open your garage doors before starting your car even if the thermometer 13 near the lero mark. Exhaust gases from automobiles contain a certain percentage of car bon monoxide which If allowed 'to accumulate in a closed garage takes a heavy toll of life because the per son who breathes it has no warning of its insidious nature. This gas Is colorless and odorless and so gives no indication of its deadly nature until the victim is found oftentimes to late for rescue measures. Deaths from carbon monoxide are due" to asphyxiation. Just as In drowning. This gaa when breathed, rapidly unites with the hemoglobin f tha f4 Maad a. rig tact tho UiVm vMca ta ceO raiaariy MttM Jt ua mm readily thaa ferjgaa a th eafj th ar rspMly depleted af tfcair Wa" giving; aaygad sphrttfa CgV lwa. fagsrtmt ahow that H take otr,a aaaaU amouat af tttia aaa t do th daaug. Th Iadaa trtal Hygiea Sanaa tf tha Vav York state departmeat what in Itti Teportad that ssesilinagt mad ia a gassing chamber with 44 per cant of carbon moaoxid eat. th a4 barb t-H par tawt saturatioa la thirty t arty mincta. enough to render the lubject vra ly ill with headache, nausea, vau lting and vertigo- With It-Ti ar cent saturation af th red bleed cells with carbon moaoxid death ensuea. go it ia unwise to run aay risk of exposure ta this deadly gaa, siac th body ha no protection again It, nor ia there any Indication of Its presence. Death f ram carbon monoxide are also reported frequently aa a result of gaa burner or heaters la house where there la incomplete combus tion ot the gas. Sometime coel furnace will produce this gas when banked -without sufficient air; for tunately ether gases escaping at th same time with perceptibly disagree able odor, give sufficient warntag o th condition can be remedied before tragedy occur Not so with gaa heater or burner, howsvea Water heater are often dangerou because carbon monoxide result when the flame touches a cool sur face, and may also happen in ;ga range if the flame 1 turned high that the blue can touches til vessel pieced ever it thu shutting out th air which it is necessary ta combine with in order te give com plete combustion. "v - Tragedies have been reports from the use of gas heater in closed room where the heater has 110 connection with an exhaust pipe. Occasionally such tragedies happen during lero weather, t night with windows closet), the victim breathing lft deadly carbon monoxide gaa and never ate th light of day. - 1' ICd oration Week Resells Greatest in CHy' History New Britain parents and teacher re justified In feeling elated at th success of the National Education week in this city. School authorities report that ln Interest reached the highest" point ever attained here. Newspapermen who covered meetings of school as sociations corroborate these reports. Attendance at meetings has been large, the program; Dava- been. In teresting, the speaker have been very much to the 'point ' and th teachers feel well repaid-for their efforts in arranging the- gatherings. Under fire-' for several year on the charge that they have indulged in extravagances, school commis sioners have continued to give this city the best of heir effort. They have set a high Ideal and have stuck to their guns. Vme of the ava lanche of criticism has been In the nature of honest disagreement; teme -has been for the purpose of making political capital. The latter should have no place In th life ef the mu nicipality. Education week is a fixture so far as New Britain is. concerned. The education system weald' be better if the interest excited during the week could be spread over the school year but one week alone , produces beneficial results which contribute immeasurably to the progress of the schools and te the happiness ef teachers and children. 25 Yean Ago Today George Kron received a severe ankle Injury in a basketball gam in Waterbury Tuesday night. The hospital authorities have sent a bill for 17 to Chief Rawlinga for use of the ambulance, but the claims committee has ' refused x to approve it and there is a squabble over whether the city er the town is liable. New Britain High won the Trin ity cup this afternoon by defeating Meriden at Electric Field 'by 22 to 0. Flannery scored two touchdown and Chamberlain and Roche one each. Mayor Bassett and Selectman Prior of Plainville had a force of special policemen on hand. Final score: Yale 14, Har vard 0. The Emmctt club will hold a celebration this evening In com memoration of the - Manchester martyrs. t Tonight at the Russwin Lyceum: "No Wedding Bells for Her." The Traut & Hine Mfg. Co. has purchased the property ef John J. Qutlty at North Stanley and Smalley street and will hold It In reserve for future building.. . New Britain High school has been taken from the list of school from which scholar arc admitted by cer tificate to New England college. Principal Akers think th decision 1 unfair. Observations On The Weather Washington, Nov. 17. Forecast for Southern New England: In creasing cloudiness Saturday fol lowed by showers Saturday after noon or night; Sunday rain and colder. s ' Forecast for Eastern New York: Cloudy with rain In north and cen tral portions Saturday and in' ex treme south portion Saturday after noon or night; Sunday rain and colder. Conditions: Pressure Is high from the Atlantic and east Oulf states eastward over the western Atlantic ocean, and over the Cana dian maritime provinces and from Ontario southwestward to South Dakota and It 1 abnormally high and rising ever the north Pacific states. Th Oklahoma disturbance will move northeastward and it will be attended by rains over all section east of the Mississippi river within the next 3s hours. However, the weather will remain generally fair along the Atlantic coast until Satur day in the Washington forecast dis trict but there will be a change to considerably colder weather In th lower lake region, th Ohio valley. Tennessee and the east Oulf states Saturday night and In the Atlantic states during Sunday and Sunday night. V