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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1930.
15 JOFFRE FIGHTING HOPELESSBATTLE French War Hero Lapses Into Semi-Consciousness Paris, Dec. SI P Marshal Joffre's phenomenal vitality which carried him into this last day of the year despite a heart attack which threatened to end his gallant battle last night, appeared to be exhaust ing itself this afternoon. At 1 o'clock he sank into a state of semi-consciousness. Tils doctors said his blood pressure was very weak. Life hangs by a thread, one of the doctors said, and death rtjay come at any time, but the rugged constitution of the patient may carry him through four or five more days. All visitors have been forbidden to enter the sick room but Louts Barthou. one of the mar shal's closest friends. Today messages of condolence, coming from all over the world brought the hopes of two Ameri cans for his recovery. Chancellor Elmer E. Brown of New York uni versity and Franklin Q. Brown, president of the Army and Navy club of the United States, sent the cablegrams. Routes, Asks for Water For several hours the marshal remained only half conscious, then he awoke and asked for a drink of water. He took the cup in his own hand and drank its contents. At three o'clock another doctors' bulletin said there had been no im- provement and that there was little hope. "The patient's condition is sta tionary," the bulletin said, "al though there occurred a loss of consciosuness this morning leaving the pulse weak with intermittent interruptions. At present he sleeps in a deep calm." POLICE TO BRING CARDOZZA BACK State Officers to Leave lor Cali fornia to Get Man Hartford, Dec. 31 (P State po licemen Kuynl V. Scranton and Kllon T. Nolan of the Danielson barracks will leave tonight for Kan Diego. Calif., with a requisition for Frank Cardozza, alias Frank Kilva, alia.s Frank Perry, who is wanted in Kill ingly for robbery with violence, in connection with the holdup of a motor truck in the theft, of $6, SOU in silver bullion. Y The Killiiigly "stick up" was on October G, eight men participating in the robbery. Four have already been returned to Connecticut toil, Cardozza is the fifth to be nabbed, and three others are still at liberty. Cardozza is 23 years old and was born in Providence, 11. 1.. of Portu guese parentage. His occupation, according to the police. js that of "bootleggers' chauffeur." Expensive Snow Balls Tossed Into Park River Hartford, Dec. 31 l.Ti Probably the most expensive snow balls on record were thrown into the Park river here by tw o 1 7 year old boys who are said to have confessed to participating in nearly 50 robberies. When they learned that the police were on their trail the youths cover ed hundreds of dollirs worth in jewelry with balls of snow and toss ed them into the stream. They resorted to this novel means Of getting rid of the loot to hide their purpose, from possible onlook ers. John Halotek and Joseph Fed znya are the young men held for trial. Alexander May, 17, is also held in connection with the robber ies and the shooting and wounding of a police officer who attempted to place him under arrest last spring. KIORDAN REAPPOINTS STAFF Derby, Dec. 13 (P New year presents in the way of reappoint ment of his ntire staff of city offi cials "with one exception, was an nounced today by Mayor William J. J t iordn n . who on Monday will be gin his second administration. Tlio one official who failed of re appointment is Joseph V. Casey, po lice commissioner for the past eight years, who is replaced by Leo T. Molloy, former judge of probate and veil known newspaper man. LAWYER CHANGES OFFICE Attorney Lawrence J. Golon who has been occupying offices in the Schupack building since he began the practice of law about five years sgo moved to 303 Main street today and will occupy the office formerly used by Jtabinow & Kaschkow. Mr. Golon is a graduate of the Boston University law school. Providence. It. I., Dec. 31 (UP) Federal Judge Ira Lloyd Letts to day announced appointment of Jo seph H. Hagan. 32. state probation otficer for the Paw tucket district, as Rhode Island's first federal proba tion officer. Hagan, who is a. graduate of Georgetown university, will aneumo his new duties on January 15. Increased business in Rhode Is land's federal court, consisting chief ly in canes involving the national prohibition act, necessitated creation of the new position. TO INAUGURATE LEADER Storrs, Deo. 31 (UP) Dr. Charles C. McCrackcn will be In augurated as president of Connecti cut Agricultural College when the college celebrates its 60th annivers ary June 6-8. 1931, according to an nouncement here. Tho celebration viil coincide with tho commence ment exercises of the class of 1931. LOST Black Lom-c Leaf Memo Book On Commercial, Elm or Et Main Streets Valueless Except lo Owner Liberal Reward if Returned to New Britain Gas Co. Drivers Urged to Keep Sober New Year's Eve Boston, Dec. 31 (P) The cor dial greetings of the New Year and a warning not to "drink and drive" was extended to Massa chusetts motorists today by George A. Parker, registrar of motor vehicles. Mr. Parker said: "With partic ular reference to the New Year celebrations tonight and tomor. row, I now urge all motorists who feel that they must indulge in li quor to put up their cars on this occasion, and under no circum stances to get behind a steering wheel after drinking any kind of alcoholic beverage, x x x." Italian Specials Rome, Dec. 31 (UP) King Vic tor Emmanuel will inaugurate the first quadrennial art exhibition here Monday. Genoa, Dec. 31 (UP) The board of directors of Navigazione General.? Italiana have placed 200,000 lire at the disposal of Premier Mussolini to be distributed to poor tamilies with many children. The steamship com pany made a similar donation last year. Naples, Dec. 31 (UP) An explos ion of fireworks at the home of An tonio Allocca almost asphyxiated Al- locca and his young son. They were rescued by firemen, together with Mrs. Allocca and other mem bers of the family. Trento. Dec. 31 (UP) Alpine lakes in the Trentino district weru frozen yesterday after continued cold weather. Turin, Dec. 31 (UP) Roberto Parlbeni. director general of fine arts inspected museums and the historic Palazzo Madama, undergoing restor ation, here yesterday. He conferred with the Podesta regarding new buildings designed to house local art galleries. Birth Record A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Sal vat ore I'ace of 15SS C'orbin avenue at home. A daughter has been born at home to Mr. and Mrs. Giuseppe Nappi of 5 7 Noble street. City Items Masses tomorrow at Holy Cross church will be celebrated at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:40. Lost White Spitz dog. License tag N. Y., 10:9-1930. Finder Tel. 672511. arlvt. Ida Ryan Taplin of 45 Walnut street is in Chicago attending a con vention of the national association of Teachers of Speech. A regular meeting of the Royal Arcanum will b-. held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock at Red Men's hall. 277 Main street. Plans will be made for the installation of officers for 1531 in January. Dr. John J. Tokarczyk today re turned 19 birth certificates to the city clerk's office, increasing bis to tal for the year to 154, or 26 less than Dr. D. W. O'Connell, who heads the list for the year. Hosana Elia, a widower, of 131 Sefton Drive, and Telen Envia. a widow, of 84 Broad street, applied for a marriage license at the office of the city clerk today. R. OF C. MEETING A special meeting of the Knights of Columbus building association will be held Tuesday evening, Janu ary (i. at 8:30 o'cloek in Knights of Columbus hall on West Main street. The officers will present their re ports and the corporation will be dissolved, there being no need for it since the Knights of Columbus home on Franklin Square has been disposed of. SAYS MOVIES SURVIVED Los Angeles. Dec. 31 W) Will H. Hays, who returned hero yesterday with his bride, the former Mrs. Jes sie Sintennan of Washington, say the motion picture Industry escaped the peueral economic depression. "We have successfully met the business emergencies of the last IS months," he said. "Confronted by the problems which faced all busi ness, the industry has not lost its step of continued progress." FROST IN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, Dec. 31 CP) Jack Frost, dropping out of the north for a visit to southern California, came this year as an agent of relief to the unemployed. For twelve nights frost has kept more than 1.000 men busy in citrus groves tending smudge pots. Many others have been hired to transport "smudge" oil. BOMB HAVOC COSILY Chicago. Dec. 31. P) Bombs are bamed for three deaths and damages of $508,450 during 1930, in the report of G. L. Hostetter. execu tive director of the Employers asso ciation here. "Racketeers use bombs much more deadly than before," Hostetter said. WESTERLY EDITOR DIES Westerly, R. I., Dec. 31. (P Edgar Potter Mason, 42, city editor of the Westerly Sun, died last night at the Westerly hospital after sev eral months illness. He was graduated from Amherst college in 1911 and joined the staff of the Sun the same year. His wife. Mary Starr (Utter) Mason and four children survive. .MAN FOUND SHOT Philadelphia, Dec. 31. Wh-With six bullet wounds in his head, the body of an unidentified man was found early today in the northeast section of the city. Police said he had been "taken for a ride." and his body tossed from an automobile to tho lonely spot. His clothing was of an expensive and well-tailored grade. USE HERALD CLASSIFIED ADS CHIEF MQTORMAN DIES James Douoluie, Native of Kensing ton, Former Resident of New Britain, Expires in Hamdcn New Haven, Dec. !1 WJ James Donohue, chief rnotorman for the Connecticut company for the past 20 years, died at His home in Mount Carmel, Hamden, today. He was 50 years of age. Mr. Donohue was born in Ken sington and lived for a time in New Britain before taking his residence in this city. He was appointed a rnotorman on the street railway on January 31, 1500, and advanced to the position of starter on March 1 5, 1902. On June 21, 1910, Mr. Donohue was made chief rnotorman of the com pany, which position he held until the time of his death. He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters. It was said at the local office of the Connecticut Co. today that Mr. Donohue, while a resident of this city, lived at East Main and Elm streets. Deaths Mrs. Leonarda Taradejna Mrs. Leonarda Taradejna. widow of Joseph Taradejna who was known to hundreds of Polish residents for his ability to set dislocated bones, died this morning at 9:50 at the New Britain General hospital after an illness of several days. She was 60 years of age. Mrs. Taradejna had been a resi dent of this city for 20 years, com ing here from Poland, her birth place. She was a member of Holy Cross church. Mr. Taradejna, who was a resi dent of this city for many years, died last year in Poland, where he went to spent his last days. He pos sessed a gift of bone setting which won him the reputation of being one of the most capable practitioners in that line. Surviving Mrs. Taradejna are two daughters, Mrs. Francis Qulas of this city and Mrs. Anna Holt of Bridgeport. Funeral services will be held Sat urday morning at an hour to be an nounced later. Burial will be in Sacred Heart cemetery. Funerals Frank Drezck Funeral services for Frank Dre zck. aged 47, of Forestville. a for mer resident of this city, who died yesterday, will be held Friday morn ing at S o'clock at the home and at 8:30 at St. Stanislaus' church, Bris tol. Burial will bo in Sacred Heart cemetery, this city. Francis J. Hartney Funeral services for Francis J. Hartney, aged SI, of 96 Winter street, who died Monday, were held this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Thomas F. Lawlor. Rev. Eugene Serafin of the St. Franciscan Order was dea-on and Rev. John B. Mal ley was sub-deacon. Organist John J. Crean played tho funeral march "Flee As A Bird" as the casket was borne Into the church. "Pie Jesu" was sung by Mrs. Mary T. Crean at the offertory and later Organist Crean tolled "One Fleeting Hour" on the chimes. At the conclusion of the mass Miss Irene Baly of Hartford sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" and Chopin's funeral gnareh was played by Organist Crean at the reces sional. The pallbearers were John Brennan, Edward Sweeney. Marcus Cavanaugh, Lawrence Cavanaugh, James Shaughnessy and James Mar tin. Thomas Burcheri and Sebas tiano Vinci were flower bearers. Rev. Father Lawlor, assisted by Rev. Father Serafin, conducted the committal services at the grave. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. CARD OF THANKS We ish to express our most sin cere thanks to neighbors and friends. alo Harmony Lodge. A. F. ct A. M., Lexington Lodge I. O. (). F.. Sons of St. George, and Corbin Screw Tool room for the sympathy extend ed us in our recent bereavement in the death of my beloved husband and brother. Signed. Mrs. Rosaley Durn. Mrs. Emma Bennett, Mrs. H. J. Browne. DAZED MAN "FINDS" SELF New York, Dec. 31 (UP) Janus Collins of Newark helped police search for himself while in a daze after being separated from his bride-to-be. He "found" himself heaving coal in a hospital, called up Betty, and got married. URGES POPULAR SONGS St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 31 (UP) Popularizing of a few lively songs like "Yes, We Have No Bananas." would help bring back prosperity by serving an an antidote to discour agement. Prof. Charles S. Skliton of the University of Kansas, be lieves. STEALS WOMAN'S SAVINGS New York, Dec. 31 (UP) A man in a telephone booth stole Mrs. Lil lian B. Lind's $3,800, four years' savings, which she was afraid to put in the bank. She was on the way downtown to give the money to her husband. Charles It. Lind. of the district attorney's office, to invest in securities, when it was stolen. CHILD KILLED COASTING Willimantle, Dec. 31 (UP) Coasting beneath the wheels of a mall truck, Charles Arthur, 4. was levied late yesterday. Arthur H. Ar nold, rural mail driver, was held for the coroner. PEARSON PROMOTED New Haven. Dec. 31. (UP) The appointment of R. L. Pearson as as sistant general manager of the New York, New Haven & Hartford rail road, was announced today by Vice President J. A. Droegc. The appoint. MARKET ATTEMPTS Stocks Unable to Regain Ground, Tumble Even Lower New York, Dec. 30 (P) The stock market painfully retraced its steps down the diminishing scale of share values during the past year to the point where its 1927-1929 ascent became steep and exciting. Desite injuries suffered in its tumble from the 1929 peak, the market courageously resumed its climb during early months of 1930, and actually had regained by April almost 60 per cent of the lost alti tude, but in its eagerness neglected to see gathering storm clouds of a major business depression. The market turned sharply down ward in June, and as measured by share price indices, by December had retraced its steps to the general price level of the spring of 1927. The average price of rail shares reached a level not seen in five years, while utilities fell back to prices of only about two and a halt j years ago. Although extreme depression of prices led to an assumption in many quarters that the so-called common stock era was at an end, statistics do not as yet support such a conclusion. Stock held in speculative broker age accounts has been drastically reduced in volume, but at the same time, lists of stockholders in indi vidual corporations have increased to huge totals. Unwilling 'Investors' It is probable that many specu lators have become investors against their wishes, that is, that they have decided to pay for their stock in full and take it out of their broker's hands with the determined intention of keeping it until it commands a price somewhere near that paid for it, no matter how- long it may take. Brokers state, nevertheless, that a largo section of the public has profited from the experiences of the past year and a half, and now is anxious to buy stocks at the bottom rather than the top. The result has been a small but steady stream of odd lot purchases during periods of extreme pressure against prices. Still Double. Values or '25 A glance at the total quoted value of stocks listed on the New York exchange shows that much remains of the great bull market which started in 1924. The latest figure, for December 1, 1930, shows a total quoted value of roughly $53,000,000,000. While this shows a shrinkage of some 40 per cent from the peak reached in autumn of 1929, it is still about double the quoted value of all listed shares at the beginning of 1925. In further efforts to gain the wider distribution of their shares, more of the large corporations split up their stocks, and these splitups, together with the sharp shrinkage of values, reduced the average price per share of stock listed on the New York Exchange, to less than $40, the lowest level in years. Turnover Smaller Trading was fairly heavy in the first half of the year, and the mar ket experienced one 8, 000, 000 share day. but nothing comparable to the 1 2,000.000 and 16.000.000 share turnovers in November, 1929. The 1 930 turnover on the stock exchange was about 810.000.000 shares, against 1.125,068.620 in 1929. The market all but faded out for a large number of issues traded in the curb market. The curb, further more, suffered from the sharp de cline in common stock financing, since as a primary market it gener ally introduces new shares. HURLEY TO SEIZE BOOZEAS USUAL Says Bay State Ruling Mean ingless in Connecticut Hartford. Dec. 31 P The an nouncement in Boston by the attor ney general of Massachusetts that state police in that commonwealth must have a search warrant before an arrest can be made for violation of the prohibition law. has resulted in a statement today by Commission er of State Police Robert T. Hurley, that the situation in Connecticut is unchanged and his department will proceed in its established manner, enforcing the prohibition law. "We propose to seize liquor where we find it, and prosecute violators as we have in the past," said the commissioner, who had been asked if the ruling in Massachusetts had any effort in Connecticut. The commissioner declared that bootleg gers passing through Connecticut, whether Massachusetts bound or otherwise, will receive scant courte.-iy if apprehended, but rather will be presented in court as in the past. U. s. PROBATION OFFICER DROWNS IN "V POOL Hartford, Dec. 31 (UP) A ner vous disorder was believed today to have caused Isadore B. Cheiffetz, 25, to escape from Mt. Sinai hospital and drown himself in the Y. M. C. A. swimming pool. Brothers said he had been brooding over his long un employment. RESIGNS PROsECUTORSHIP Torrington, Dec. 31. P Charles L. Roraback today resigned his posi tion as prosecuting attorney of the Torrington city court because of pressure of other business. Judge George E. Hammann has appointed Thomas F. Wall, w ho was graduated from Harvard law school last June and who has been assistant prose cutor for some time, as his successor. WOMEN DRIVERS BEST London Women automobile driv ers, according to Stcnson Cooke, sec retary of the Automobile association, are better than men. "I am all for the woman driver." he says. "We 1 hae 430,000 members and 60.000 j women drivers. I II put the o'l.t"1" women drivers against any 60,000 of the remaining men drivers any time." Security Market Lifts Quietly As Wall Street Turns Its Back On Past Year's Disappointments Turn of New Year Engen ders Fresh Hope On Firmer Basis Than For merly. New York. Dec. 31 P Wall Street turned its back on 1930 today with huge relief. The security markets lifted quiet ly, as though rid of a mighty burden. Although the past 12 months have largely cured the stock market of its fevers of excessive en thusiasm, the turn of a new year engenders freBh hope. And in view of the enormous deflation accom plished, Wall Street feels that Its hopes rest on a firmer basis than those of a year ago, when it was still deluded with "new era'' theor ies of economics. The completion of tax selling, the prospect of a fair reinvestment de mand from the $1,000,000,000 in Jan. 1st interest and dividends, to gether with somewhat more favor able than expected mid-week busi ness statistics, helped the advance in share prices, which embraced vir tually all sections of the list. Shares Advance Shares advancing 2 to 4 points in cluded U. S. Steel, Westlnghousc Electric, Bethlehem Steel. Air Re duction, Eastman, American Power and Light, American Telephone, Stone & Webster, Borden, American Smelting, Union Pacific, New York Central, Chicago and Northwestern, and Lackawanna. Auburn surged up more than 8. Trading turned dull after the first hour. Some bankers feel that the new year is started with an excess of pessimism, comparable to the unwar ranted optimism of a year ago, but they acknowledge that this may tend to prevent discouraging false, starts toward recovery. So far as the stock market is concerned, brokers point out that even with fair improvement in the early part of 1931, corporate earnings will fall below the early months of 1950, so that compari sons will be unfavorable, and that dividend reductions, which are most numerous at the fag end of a de pression, should tend to prevent any excesses of bullishness. Steel Also Aided The advance in the rail shares which greeted the announcement of the four-party eastern unification plan appeared to have been largely due to hasty short covering, but Wall street continued to regard the developments as one of the most constructive of 1930, and carrier is sues were firm again todsy. Steel issues were helped by expectations of a seasonal pickup in ingot pro duction in January, possibly carry ing operations up to 50 per cent of capacity. Even the oils were firm, although the week's petroleum sta tistics showed another large gam in gasoline in storage. The utility shares were one of the firmer groups. The week's figures lor electric power production snowea a seasonal drop, but compared more favorably with the past two years than any previous week in Decem ber. The decline, from last year was only 3 2-5 per cent, against 5 2-5 in the previous week. Freight car loadings for the pre-Christmas week dropped 30,633 cars, less than usual for that week. Call money renewed at 3 Hi per cent, then dropped to 3, indicating that the year-end firmness was re laxing somewhat sooner than usual. THE MARKET AT 2 Total sales to 2:10 600 shares. High Air Reduction 99 Allied Chem . 182 Allls Chalmers 33 Am Can 112 Am Car & Fdy 26 Am & Fgn Pw S3 'i Am Smelting 42 Am Tel &. Tel 3 73 Anaconda .... 30 Atchison ISO Atlantic Rcf . . IS Bait & Ohio . . 70 Rendlx Avoa . . 1 7 Beth Steel . . . 52 Briggs Mfg ... 17 - Bush Term ... 24 Canada Dry .. 3 5 Can Pacific ... 29 Cer Dc Tasco . 2 4 Ches & Ohio . 41 C M St P & P 5 Chi S; North 33 Chrysler Mot . 16 Columbia Gas . 35 Com Solvents . 1 6 Con Gas NY , S3 Continen Can . 48 Corn Prod ... 78 : 10-2:40 P. M. p. m. 1,453,- I.ow 97 181 33 111 25 27 41 17S 23 173' 17 70 16 41 17 34 33 23 41 Last 93 181 33 111 26 29 41 17 8 3 o 173 17 70 17 39 2 4 41 5 33 16 34 15 83 4S 7 8 iin : 14 143 53 40 28 20 60 24 43 43 16 34 14 83 47 Crucible Steel Curtis Wt cm Dav Chemical 60 2 1 4 59' Eastmn Kodak 143 Elec Autolite 53 146 52 38 28 27 29 66 -- "h 32 47 35 14 71 31 1 5 15 22 7 ' f,n 47 H 19 53 26 17 53 40 31 18 30 16 26 77 28 1 1 5 161 Elec Pw & Lt Erie R R ... Fox Film A. . Freeport Tex Gen Am Tank Genl Asphalt Gtnl Electric Genl Foods . Genl Motors . Genl Pub Serv Genl Rwy Sig Gold Dust Goodrich Rub 4 0 28 28 29 60 24 44 43 35 14 73 32 15 t-s 16 Grndy Con Cop 16 Hudson Motor 24 Insplrat'n Cop Intl Cement . . 8 50 50 48 15 19 54 26 18 5S 42 2 3 32 19 31 16 28 77 23 115 .16 lntl Harvester 4 3 Intl Nickel ... 15 lntl Tel & Tel 13 Johns-Manville 55 Kresge Co. ... 26 Kroger Groc'y 1 S Lehigh Valley 63 Liquid Cab'n'c 4 2 Marlin-R'kwell 23 Math Alkali .. 32 M K & T R R Missouri Pac . Mont Ward . . . Nash Motors . . Nat Biscuit. . . 19 . 31 . 16 . 28 . 7S . 29 117 Nat Cash Reg N T Central . N Haven RK1I North Am Co 65 63 64'i Pan-Am B ... 31 30 31 Par't Lasky .. 38 37 38 Phillips Pet ..13 3 31s 13 Pub fiery N J 74 73 73 14 Pullman Co .. 60 4 50 SOU Radio Corp . . 12'(8 12 3 2 llad-Keith-Or 16 14 lbVt 1 6 ',4 Rem Rand . . . 1 5 !8 Rep Irn & Stl 12 VSs 11 12 '4 Roy Dutch N Y 38 l 37 35 Sears Roebuck 47 45 46 Vs Sinclair Oil ... 10 9 10 Southern Pac . 93 i 93 93 Southern Ry . 50 49 41 Stand Brands .16 16 16 Standard Gas .. 58 57 58 Std Oil Ca! .. 45 4 5 45 Std Oil of NJ 4S 47 47 '-. Std Oil of NY 22 22 22 Stewart Werner 17 17 17 Studebaker i. .. 22 21 22 Texas Corp .. 31 30 31 Texas Gulf Sul 46 45 46 Timk'n Kol Ber 43 42 43 Union Carbide . 58 57 57 Union Pacilic 183 181 181 D't'd Gas & Imp 27 27 27 United Corp . 16 16 16 U S Ind Alco 62 60.i 62 U S Rubber ..12 13 12 U S Steel 14! 133 140 Vanadium St'l 64 63 6.", Wabash RK .. 17 16 16 Warner Br Pic 14 13 13 West'gh's Elec 93 yl 91 Willys Overl'd .5 4 5 Woolworth ,. . . 56 55 55 LOCAL STOCKS ( Furnished by Putnam & Co.) Insurance Stocks Bid Asked Aetna Casualty 67 71 Atena Life Ins Co .... 45 5t Aetna Fire 45 47 Automobile Ins 28 30 Conn General 110 115 Hartford Fire 51 53 Hfd Steam Boiler .... 52 National Fire 44 46 '4 Phoenix Fire 58 60 Travelers Ins Co 91 5 535 Manufacturing Stocks Arner Hardware 44 46 Arrow-Hart & Hegeman 37 31 Billings & Spencer . 3 Bristol Braps 11 13 Colt's Arms 18 20 Eagle I,ock 30 35 Fafnir Bearing Co .... 50 75 Hart & Cooley 125 Landers. F 55 57 N B Machine 14 17 North & Judd 14 35 Palmer Bros , 7 10 Peck, Stow- & Wil .... 7 Russell Mfg Co 34 40 Scovill Mfg Co 31 3 4 Standard Screw 89 95 Stanley Works 30 32 Torrington Co 40 42 Union Mfg Co 20 Veeder-Root 24 25 Public Utilities Stocks Conn Elec Service .... 60 65 Conn Lt & P 5 pfd 101 103 Conn Power 55 57 Hfd Elec Light 65 67 Hfd Gas Co pfd 42 46 N B Gas 50 60 Southern N E Tel 158 162 Gray Pay Tel 60 65 LATIN LEADERSHIP 1STABLEIN 1930 11 Republics Make Government al Changes in Year's Course New York. Dec. 30 UPl Latin America has had a big presidential year. Eleven of the 20 republics sprawl ing between the Rio Grande, the Caribbean Sea and the Strait of Magellan placed their destinies in the hands of new men. Three coun tries changed presidents twice. Six of the new presidents came into power through revolutions, to which the world-wide economic de pression was ascribed as one of the principal causes. The countries where military upheavals accom panied changes in government Ar gentina. Brazil. Bolivia. Peru. Guate mala and the Dominican Republic i.tart the new year with army officers as their chief executives. For the presidential changes dur ing 1930 Guatemala set the record. That nation had three presidents .n one week, finally leaving the gov ernment in the hands of General Manuel Maria Orellana on December 16 after a sanguinary revolution. The general overthrew Baudillo Palma, a lawyer, the day the United States recognized the latter. Palma succeeded to the office by virtue of being vice president when Gen eral Lazaro Chacon resigned on ac count of his health December 12. Names of presidents were -written on the pages of history in Latin America during 1930 as follows: Argentina Hipolito Yrigoycn cverhtrown by revolution Septem ber 6. General Jose Francisco Un burn became provision president September 8. Bolivia Hernando Silos resigned May 29. General Carlos Blanco Galindo assumed presidency of mili tary junta which seized government, June 29. Brazil Julio Prestos was elected president February 28. expecting to be inaugurated November 15. But railed into exile November 25. Pres ident Washington Luis was captured by revolutionists October 24 and held prisoner until November, when he sailed into exile. Getulio Vargas took oath as provision president November 3. Colombia Eurique Olaya Herre ra succeeded Miguel Abadia Men dez on August 7. Dominican Republic Horaeia Vasquez overthrown by revolution February 24, Rafael Estrella Urena becames provision president. Gen eral Rafael L. Trujlllo begun regu lar presidential term August 16. Guatemala General Lazaro Cha con vacated presidency December 12, being succeeded by Baudillo Palma. General Manuel Maria Orellana overthrew Palma on De cember 16. Haiti Louis Porno vacated office May 15 lor Provisional I'resident Eugene Roy. Stcnio Vincent became Eddy Broth ers&O? NEW BRITAIN, 29 W. Main Street HARTFORD 33 Lewis Street 1920 Present Present High Low Yield Market American Hardware 77 59 8.50 47 Landers, Frary & Clark . . 76 60 7.00 57 Stanley Works 67 41 7.57 33 We highly recommend the above stocks. regularly elected president Novem ber 22. Mexico Pascual Ortix Rubio in augurated February 5, succeeding Lmilio Portcs Gil, provisional presi dent. Peru Augusto B. Leguia over thrown by revolution August 25. Col. Luis M. Sanchez Cerro sworn in as provisional president August 28. Uruguay Gabriel Terra elected November 20 to succeed President Juan Campistcguy on March 1, 1331. CURB HAS HAPPY NEWYEAR MOOD Prices Take Upward Flip-Gains Well Distributed New Tork, Dec. 31 (Pi The curb market was in a happy New Year mood today and prices took an up ward flip. Gains, although mod erate with few exceptions, were well distributed and such tax selling as remained for the final session of 1930 was easily absorbed. Short covering was fairly substantial. Utilities and oils did particularly well, but the industrial specialties were not far behind. Such issues BS electric, in which the moves are normally large, soared several points. A 2 point advance in Standard Oil of Indiana stood out in the- petro ueum group. Standard of Nebraska, Gulf, Humble and Vacuum "were also higher, but Cities Service ruled around 15 for not much change. Miscellaneous shares up a point or more included Technicolor, "Western Air Express, Newmount, Niles Be ment Pond, Anglo-Chilean Nitrate and New Jersey Zinc. Investment holding company issues received support which was especially evi dent in United Founders. Money rates eased. Call loans re newed on the curb at 4 per cent but went to 3'3 shortly after noon. Domestic Bonds Remain Under Influence o! Good Demand New Tork. Dec. 31 CP) Firmness characterized prices in the bond market today. Despite the holiday activity was at a good pace although not comparable with yesterday when the high mark of recent months was attained. Corporate domestic bonds remain ed under the influence of a good de mand and continued to improve. Tax selling was virtually ended ex cept for a few sales and weight was lifted from the market, which has served to make the movement ir regular. Bond circles regarded the agree ment reached by the four eastern systems a.s a fortunate develop ment that should serve to stimulate acmumulation of carrier obligations generally that have suffered from a lack of confidence among investors who ignored the strong fundament al conditions favoring a further rise in prices of investigament obliga tions. Sonic good gains were regis tered by railroad bonds although advances were limited to fractions following the sharp upturn jester day. Interest in government obligations centered ill liberty bonds. The 3',-s and first 4 l-4s firmed although they did not duplicate the peak prices last fa". The treasury obli gations are virtually the only class of coupon bearing securities in the list and market that close 1530 at the top of the year's movement. Domestic bonds as measured by the averages have recovered only a small part of the ground lost in the December decline. They stand at 94.7 compared with a low of 32.6 and a year's peak at 101.9. A fairly steady tone marked for eign issues, small gains and losses being evenly divided. GEORGE A. RAY DLES West Hartford, Dec. 31. IPi George A. Ray, vice president of the Taylor & Fenn company, and former vice president o the New England Foundrymen's association, died late last night at the Hartford hospital after a week's illness of pneumonia. He was 55 years old. SAYS WIFE BIGAMIST Bridgeport, Dec. 31 (CP) Peter P. Abrahamson of Norwalk petition ed superior court today to annul his 1 -j 1 9 marriage to Edith Abrahamson of Bridgeport on the ground he re cently had learned she was the wife of Charles Little of Low Hampton. N. Y., when she wedded him. SCHOONER GROUNDS Vineyard Haven, Mass., Dec. SL (Pi The schooner Albert H. Willis, of Boston, grounded on East Chop early today. The schooner, laden with coal, was bound from Hoboken for Lastport, Maine. Three coast guard vessels and tho lighthouse tender Anemone were assisting her, and it was expected she would be taken off without damage, MERIDEN 43 Colony Street Wall Street Briefs New Tork, Dec. 31 World pro duction of lead in November de creased to 145,107 short tons from 152,616 in October, the American--bureau of metal statistics reports The November figure also showed a reduction when compared with lit,- 506 tons produced in September. - A gradually expanding volume of business can be anticipated durinr the early months of 1931, in con trast with the last quarter of 193(1, Standard Statistics Co. says in a sur vey of sales and credit prospects.' "However," the survey says, 'atren-' uous efforts will be required to over come continued strong consumer re- sistance. and price will be the para mount factor in most transactions. As compared with the opening months of 1930, aggregate business volume in the initial quarter of Ufl" probably will experience a decline 61 at least 5 per cent. The No. 2 blast furnace at tha Haselton plant of Republic Steel" Corp., has been placed in produc tion, the first stack to be added to that distrief's active list for several months. Electrical production by the Elec tric Light and Power Industry of the United States for the week end ed December 27 showed a decease from the week before because of tire Christmas holiday. The National Electric Light Association reports. The total, 1,646.346,000 kilowatt hours, compared with l,765,58S,C0u in the previous week. The figure for the period this year was 3.4 per cent below the corresponding weeit last year but 7.8 per cent above the figure for the like week in 128. Markets at a Glance By the United Press. - - Stocks make gains of 1 to 6 points despite profit-taking. Trading quiet"! down in late afternoon. Bonds higher; rails in heavy de mand. Curb stocks rally under lead ijt oils and utilities. Chicago stocks higher. Call money drops to 3 per cent from renewal rate of 314 per cent Foreign exchange lower. Wheat sells off from highs; corn and oats steady after dip from early tops. Cotton futures steady around pre vious closing levels in pre-holiday trading. Rubber futures quiet and steady- FACTORY CLOSES Notices were posted at the plant of the New Britain-Gridley Ma chine Co. today that the factory would suspend operations until January 19. Real Estate News - Nicola Badolato has leased to Leon Gorski, doing business as tire Universal Grocery store, a store ana cellar at 144 Oak street for one year at the annual rental of $420, wit an option to renew the lease for five years. Andrew Partyka has leased to Alexandra Janik and Mtchalina Ziulkowski the bakery in the rear of 182 Broad street, the store at 1811 Broad street and two garages fer one year at $1620. " Property on Monroe street his been transferred to Harold E. Swan ton by a certificate of settlement of the estate of his father, Bartlett E. Swanton. FOREIGN EXCHANGES -New Tork, . Dec. 21 CP) Foreign exchanges irregular. Great Britain demand, 4. Si ; cables 4.85: day bills. 4. S3 11-4: France demand, 3. 92; cables, 3.92?i; Italy demand, 5.23Vi ; cables, 5.23H- Demands: Be'Tium 13.96. Ger many 23.80. Holland 40.25. Norway 26.72 ,j. Sweden 26.78. Demank 26.72 'i. Switzerland 19.SS. Spain 10.52. Portugal 4.50. Greece 1.29. Poland 11 25. Czechoslovakia 2.96. Jugoslavia 1.77 Austria 14.07. Rumania 0.50 . Argentine S2.25. Brazil 9. SO. Tokyo 49.51. Shanghai 34.37 Montreal 99.S5?i. Mexico City (gold peso) 47.30. Great Britain in dollars, others in cents. TREASURY BALANCE Treasury Balance, ?317,370,18. NEW YORK CLEARINGS New York, Dec. Si (UP) Bank clearings $1,396,000,000; cleariftp house balance, $143,000,000; Federal Reserve Bank credit balance $104-,-000,000. BOSTON CLEARINGS Boston, Dec. 31 (UP) Baffk clearings: Exchanges $86,000,000. Balances $37,000,000. 18 FAMILIES FORCED OUT -Springfield. Mass,, Dec. 31 W) Fire in the basement of the SL James apartment block in State street this noon forced 18 families to the street. Damage will reach several thousand dollars. Two fire men were cut ofT by the fire on tikf: second floor but groped their way to a window and were rescued Ky means of a ladder. Firemen uc ceeded in confining the fire to one siri nf the block but th entire building suffered heavily ty smoke.