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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1930.
New Britain Herald HERALD PUBLISHING COMPAN1 New Britain. Connecticut , faaued Da!! (SunfJaj Excepted) At Herald BlfJg. 6i Cburcb Ptreet SUBSCRIPTION RAl'LS J3.0;) ft itar :3c & Mon:b Catered st tfce Post Office at New BriUiE Second Class Ma.il Matter. VELLPHOVE CALLS FuainpSK Office 5-5 Li".or'.a4 Ecoa: .... 9-6 1 or' proftab.'e a3vert!s!ng med-un ;n the ccy Cir-iuiatioa books and pre? room a-wayp ijen to advertisers. MfruN'r ft the Asyoctatwi PrYiS , A-st.t'.attr'J Press is exclusively ea v'ci u t:i use for rs-publicatic D o' sM (1,-rs. cei-l-'eii to it ev n t p're;T r'e1- te "1 '": ' '" rne" and r:so cw- Meinbvr Audit Hurra u "T emulation .-..J. a: -n vj- cr- ;:a: . n fa'i.-l.i a- a.-cJ u, ,n tns suit. msurrs r-ru- . z-i":-t ?r;:Ud 'n L-i-wsj-aper da ,r:v.:. -.r. f.urs to both rational and 'cl; advert. oera. j TTi Her.ilJ '.a on da: tn New I :(( at Hf.f I.irg-'a Newsstand. Tlmea F;uare; 5.-hu:t s Npwstand, Entrance Grid Oeniril. :nd Sireet is. chi ap; l..ut is col- of J" rohiLit'On v-oul-1 be '.', i pro-jiM tonight. As ;..; i !. tiU prohibition ,1 :o T early , :,;- a ::.tfi;r.hc- tuiiiOr- Pi'.v n. w y,;j. ' No: m i ;': '. t- ioi: i. or or ; or." v I 1 1,.- y ( ; , J iP.'o t r:i ps Of n .-' i n f ):i ' ion, " r- -M'-ri'i' ii !: ord. The- e ;j rk in ' i 'I - - in Oii . t-n ns-ii ' i'O v :o I--- to unloosen the i 'Oh p. in NH.'i.rk. N. J., the irol- i' V.s ar- r-' ' i!':iii!g to a .traiprht, ' nirtPl f'i:-'1. riecordir.z to iho papers. Wo rn-r--'ry mention t h is '.or the, l.'fiv-tit o: tiiost.- wl.om it ir.ay con- i No:".' " : !;o' iiu v .-j') -: tl'- p ii 1 ' S , 'iP.riV' U: Ot til' hTLif'' prison ;' '!. ii'- id li.4v:re l-e' n ii io .-wl v.: t - r 1 1 whr-n put tin'K-r Oi"lf. ;i'i-. i-oar 1 o: invtifTa i 1;h s tor; ' to til Gov, nior t th-- :'.' ;:!;ons c;" rr'it-liy W'-it . Thin ;-T'"al prison s-ration A'iin thr pro;f miui-i'irat' d Gcr - :-;,ur T: ''i ii !!.! t-it:iz'-!" i i i i i i ' no-itch ' o hint ;nat it 'Aould a. v. -i;vH'ish; hut h j r -f'ai;;-d ;rui!. ,on:iyz iiu.-. i-npoiut on tin broa 1 - inral pr:ne:ple that ti.-. d': ii i- i u: !h' prison iii-.tiiO-is ad n. n.nch n'ht ;o a day in court a- trios- v, ho :;.!(!.- v h;jr. and tliat tli- only ':t wny to at th'j bot tom or" h li--a ' - '1 t out rov- rsy v as thi-ougii ;l board or' inquiry. Willi lionnr S. "'nni u, i nxy. fonin'T IV-mo-c rat io i:a" K:;.a! eoiiiin ;t r "nia n. a.s i ban-man h d:d not doubt that tiiu inquiry ouid i", in", pa r' ia I, 1 1 ' j 1 1 i i ' ;s nc. r' ' o r- a le that it h l.ir '.'isi-r 'O ur.sili-S'aniia'-d eh a !'2"'.-s :ii-M; to pio-'-th'in. Tli'js- ao n.a'J.; t;, jnrz in the fir.-i dae'- w r. rivr n oppor turd'j" to tf"di a!! tin-y r;wi s-r-n; but as so ofrt-n happens, tK-v fould r--'-eount LOiJiiu.; a:, hrst baud. Their t s'iiiiony ai.;-"ar':'i i:s ih; n" spri. p' rs at. : '- t:n' a nd f i"- pui-lif i;u:rkly cjip..-- io 1!;" '.oie-'i-.-iOii t i ; 1 1 1'i-re 'a.'i.- iuU' h !.;or. sn.oi.-j about !!" j.ri.-on -.ii th-.-r.: i'.r.-. Tiie H'-,utry. iio'-v r, h.-.-.'.-vv i d i 1 ;" p : rpos''- of re;"i;i:; i o p; in tnni"s on ciard a.vmiM t!j: '0:-i!'ibi y of tariiit'' popul-ir iiip a ; j pro- '. '1 I' . pn i '1 k in' m M in I'.oiv ' oi :d i ' ion:- in 'in.: r-1 von a ro:idU'', -i as V'-n i n' nsit '. ll;rou:i nnjui'v n-J it 'aiM ;on- tinu . Tnt . ;' ia tii.- : po: : . '. l. r,. ; a ' r 1 n ,e r t pou '";;" r-.-o n. uif n-ia ' iOii. nnjdf !or lu. pro iii tin' prison plant and oJ-Jtnq to tin; v !i-'wia a::-J possi J - r- I or in o'.' i ' - n a : or! u ua ' e 1 nu n' ry. The I -oi i ! t'ra n i, !,y adnii' m tint a :orii; o: LOiitni- t. labor is tile' i-hi:f O'TjupaUoii of prisoacrs. and nutv.s the- erov ing s n'jrniit. against tins syst "Jin. ConiK-otivut i hcr-;'orf. in orei-r to !. abre-asi ot the t.iiri"S. must, be pr'-pai-'fd to mak- a heavy in estmeuL in iiiipro't,,d shopbuiSdmg and C'luipment to carry out. a better oee-uj'itional program in the prison than tiie- shirt shop, a ss-m whi-h x ill be in con toriij it y wiih thf re w ffdTal law v hn-h will limit thv products of tnanufuetup; to use "-'bin tho state. onn- cticut should bo ager to te t his inprov.jin-'nt. Tho shirt p has provided profits for the traetor and a few dollars for prisoners, but has left them without adequate training for us.- w Ivn tluy have the institution. "The best type of prison labor Mill not only k- p nun busy, but it will give them a certain skill in a trade which tln-y ean practice on the outsid' ." says tin1 report. Which happens to be a prr-ft-ttly good suggestion to the stab; to forg'd about tb rigors of being com pelled to live up th contract syS- tem and make plans to substitute something better. Purchase of a prison farm like wise would benefit the prisoners and help to reduce the cost of upkeep. This vail alto bo something of an outlay tor the state; but if the state to modernize its prison plant it cannot be done without money. The host of other recommenda tions which accompany the report need no detailed analysis by a news paper. Some of them are reiterations o: previous suggestions maile on toe ha!:" o: the prison, as for instance, ihe recommendation that "lifers" be iiiblt :or parole after 25 years of Liipn.-omiK- r:t. A:i iui;iO'-r,i;u rei on. m- nda". ion. in ur opi;i:o:j. has io do i:h tin.- ie :no' r.l oi" .'.I-.- m nial'y dff active o:-i v-n.-on. I'.ut M-'ps have al-:--,;Jy -ii Vik-ii. 5. appears, to this .ir.-i ui'.: prvnent inrthod in all proban.liiy will be a thin? of the pat in a comparatively short, time. sr. Cummings, Moran and Clark, the committee of investiga tion, have presented a most thor ough report. It is now to be hoped that the state government does more regarding a ma;onty of the recom-n:-ndations than to merely pigeon hole them. As long as the state must have a prison it should be a first-rat-; institution, of the most modern management, and meeting with the I'.rorr'-'fivo eonijfptions o: present-penologists. Ol K IN11AI OF F iVK Pr-si'l-'pt Hoovv-r. in announcing an acr-. -mem b'-fvren officials of tilt- tour .-asiern irunk lino railroads as to couolidations thf plan dating from lJ11 wht-n Cong-rr-s:-. passed fbt-. Tr msportation Act gae a broad hi ;il to the 1 nU'rstate Coin-m-re; Commission that it might as u -! a p;-.ro e- t he proeeedings for tour trunk lines instead o: fio. as -h- ---om mission had pr-- iously sug g'.'S'ed. The rr'''Sidtjnt fvidfntly wants action imf-ad of more discussion. Th'- ronf' r'"iii..es which have been usei' T v.'iv b- Tween the presidents; of r!i; tour inu- involved, it is learned, have h h-ld under tho sugsestion of tin 1'r-sident, and they have been ro;t:.ir.U"d for s--"eral weeks until the uiagnat"s were able to ronie to a d-eJPion affecting all the lin. s. rnd-r ti . New YOrk l.aeka anna; Ob io obf j n:s d eisions as made, the '.'entral ob-ains the ne rh'-sa p ake 'ii-. Lebich Valley; the 11a nn.ore Ohio obtains the Read ing and the Central of New Jerse ; and the Penrisyp. a nia obtains c-rtain t ra'-ka ?: right s over the Nickel Plate aionc. tm- shore of Lake .Erie, into P.ur'r" ilo the latter point having b-'. m quit bnteriy com-ste-d by the N' w York C-n rah hi-, h has a monopoly m this 'rntory. Incident a'.ly the pennsj Ivama must v:- up th b'higrh Valh-y and the Wa'nasib t he- N--w York O ntral must. S--11 ;ts interest ;n thv Reading to the j. a: ii, and the latter svs-t--sn must div-.-s-t itsep- of the Western Maryland. Th-e ar-- the highlights of x ik planne-l conolodation. Thi. prosp-ct of a fifth trunk line tlierefore goes glimmering, although thf' route it was to have followed is incorporated in the existing four s M'-ms. I ' j-- sid '-nt sa s consolida t ion iiO'-v would ieip business by freeing t i ie railroa ds a ff e..-'.ed from urn' r tamty and nablirg fbm to proceed i:h im pro-. . men's and better s r -ice. There is much to this contention. J; the I. C. C- acts expeditiously i:. approving the plan these; objects m iarl 1 1 be speedily attained. There r- nia ins 1 lie possibility, however. th- t. C. ' ', nay require much ; as n' er jf-en noted for 'isions. though in this si as' i - :-.u do no more than appro'-e or d isappro1. If it should do the ia't-.r tb'j rr.'ire railroad situation ould be tlirow n back to where it .in t.ii yrars ago. and it probably v ou!d s'-rv. its an mdietmnnt against ii.' us-f':r..ss of ihe r ommission. MM I II AM SI.II'I'I KV ItOAltS Injiii, th'- winter one reads con si.;, -ruble about slippery highways and ine danger 0: automobile opera ion. Nuineious accidents result. Some prudent driers. in tact, keep their cars in storuge all winter ratter than risk the inconvenience of t ravd on i ires. Judging by the actions of some drivers, however, slippery highways arc not necessarily detrimental to speed. They trust to luck. When luck tails it is simply too bad, and a doc tor, a. hospital or an undertaker gets a ti b piione call in the emergency. There is only one way to drive a :ar along slippery highways, and that is not to be in the slightest hur ry, even if there is some delay in getting to the destination. As the old saying goes, beitter late than never. A GREAT NEW TCNNEL Following a record of astonishing success with tiie Holland tunnel un der the Hudson, the metropolis Is in the market for more vehicular tubes, and tins appetite bids fair to be appeased with permission from the tiar departtiii nt to proceed with the construciion of a vehicular tun nel under the Fast river. World famous bridges already span the East river, but the insatiable de mands of traffic asks for more arteries. But the tunnel will be to Long Is land City, not particularly benefit ing the great city of Brooklyn fur ther south on Long Island. Conse quently the go-getting boosters of Brooklyn have beeu quite irritated at the prospect. What the vehicular tunnel will mean is increased facili ties tor expansion in Queens, -with nothing in particular gained by the borough of Brooklyn. But the new tunnel, to be twice the length of the Holland tube, will not be in operation before approxi mately 1937. The main feature now is that two years of discussion is cut short by permission to get to vork. m rt.ACiNx; oons 1T hlus. be clear to anyone with cy-s lo see that the consumption of goods, despite the curtailment during K'o1'', has been running ahead of production. Storekeepers everywhere throughout the year followed hand to mouth buying with a vengeance preferring to let their stocks run down rather than to make new com mitments. That, to borrow a phrase from the economists, is one way of "liquidating- the depression. The process could not continue in definitely, however. L. K. Swift, pres ident of the meat packing concern bearing his name, is undoubtedly on firm ground when he expects the re piacmnt o: manufactured goods during 1931 will mean better busi ness. Production cannot trail con sumption mdet ini'r ly. JR. BORAH AND MR. NORTHS It. is said down in Washington, where all the political thunder originals, that S-naior Borah would prefer to stand at. the head of the Anifrie-an liberal movement rather than to see Senator Norris at the peak. ! That there is a species of political s' a ! wa rt J nsu rgent s a conclusion j of mary ohs" rvers. Senator Borah has Ms place. But it. is not at the head of a liberal movement m American politics. His place 13 to trail behind Senator Nor ris. I'jrmg the last presidential cam paign Senator Borah set his back to all his previous liberalism and made campaign speeches for Mr. Hoover. This was his privilege, but the pub lic has a right to expert a public man not to forget, his principles dur ing a politicij ! emergency. Kveryone knowing poh'ical history in this nation or ours realized at the time that Senator Borah nas merely doing lip service; that bis "support" of Mr. 1-Ioov r would vanish quickly after the election. And -when the smoke died away S-nator Bo rail became a.s independ ent as usual, giving as much trouble as possible to 1 he Administration. He is suit busy at it. Hight no he v.an's an xtra sesson of Congress, which is contrary to the ideals of the Administration and Pig Business. Senator Norns is found during po .itical emergences exactly where he can be located between elections. In 1T?2S he w.-jghed the platforms and statements of Messrs. Hoover and Smith, and decided that the latter's wen more to his taste. Consequently he supported Mr, Smith. lb. could just as easily have, sup port rd M r. Hoov r and made speeches on his b- half, like Senator Borah did. But that would ha e been contrary to his elementary rule.i of political conduct. Senator Norris stands head and shoulders above Senator Borah be cause the latter has blow n hot and cold too frequently. In the next po litical campaign Senator Borah again may be making speeches lor Mr. Hoo r. The Idaho senator Is an insu'-gf n' . an independent, a libeial i.c.fu -r ii - ief tions and an ordinary s;andpaft- r during campaigns. Nobodv ran sav thai against Seu i ' a'.or Norns. OK 1IIK.1L KOAKS A t.a"Jc for rural road improve ment j,, Connecticut has started m earnes'. 1.. G. Tolies. president of the Connecticut Kural Load Im provement Association, has let it be known that the $1 .OO'i.l'OO suggested lor that purpose by the Connecticut Loard o; Finance and Control is ' worse than useless." Mr. Tolles thinks an initial appropriation of j-,, lee, .'in ib the only amount that will satisfy the a-ssociation. Mr. Toll's of Southing! on evident ly is aware that the state govern ment has money. One report has it that the state treasury had a surplus of more than Sln.0tjfi,')f'U at the 'lose of the fiscal year. This looks very encouraging. Hut it must not be overlooked that the state had receipts of more than 15?. 00". 000, and of this huge total suc ceeded in disbursing more than 547,000,000. Mr. Tolles. speaking for his asso ciation, wants no meagre million dollars under such circumstances. Perhaps he has figured out how many miles of rural roads could be improved with a million dollars and has come 10 the conclusion that the rural dwellers would scarcely notice (hem. .Seeing that the country repre sentatives still remain a power in the Legislature, trouble in brewing on capitol bill for somebody. QUESTION J9ND ANSWER SERIES Do You Know Connecticut? Compiled ky THE CONNECTICUT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, lac IO ASYLUM STMTT. MARTTOIO Q. What part has Connecticut played in. the world of art? A. Connecticut was the pioneer in the original art of America and has been the home of more artists of acknowledged skill than almost any other state. The first academic art school in the country was established here. Q. What was the cost of the State Capitol in Hartford? A. $3,342,000. Q. How long is Connecticut's shore line? A. ?45 miles. What is Connecticut-raised fruit worth? What city is called "The Brass City?" Why docs Connecticut establish and maintain state forests? (Answers to these questions will IN THE EDITOR'S MAIL Action On Belvidere Filling Station Draws Fire of "For Fair Play." Criticism of Council's Action On Belvidere Gasoline Filling Station Editor, New Britain Herald: As a member of this community I t"U that the Belvidere gasoline sta tion farce has almost run its course. The application for a station at the corner of Allen and Stanley streets. 'recently submitted to ihe council, ' uas referred to the board of ad.iust- i I'i'Ti. This board in its regular course, of busuipss heard the appli-t i cation, g ing all persons interested j i an opportunity to appear and be t I heard, and thereupon decided to ( ! fa-or the application. j All the above would ordinarily be j followed by the usual formalities j and a station would soon be in operation. But for onee the parties that watch and cuard over citv affairs, lh(v d:VOt-d wan-h. dogs of all muni-I cipal enterprises, discovered that lh'- hoard of adjustment was rom- poeq oi people wno oion t Know the right answer to city problems. They were suddenly discovered to be inefficient and incapable espe cially as to a station at Stanley and ; Alien sTree-ts. As for applications I for other stations pres-nted at. the j same meeting, such as the applica I t.on of the Standard Oil company and of Fred P-eloin, this same board was competent, cool, capable and I everything else that goes for the making up of a perfect municipal body. According to the mayor's subse quent procedure the board should hat be n complimented for granting- a permit for a West Main street station where the number of ob j. etors ran into great numbers. But the j.-arne board should have been s,.Verey cnsurd and In fact it is being censured for granting a sta tion on Stanley and Allen streets, where the objectors numbered very Uv.. Of course I assume that the number will be increased through tin diligence of crusaders in the ,'aus of no more gas stations. But, seriously, 1 believe individuals should not be encouraged to make ihmselws ,udtr-s of what is le-st for a cjry. That should be a city function, perhaps of necessity dele gated to certain boards. As a mat t r of fact, the gas station has value to the particular piece of property upon which it is erected and much litigation has decided that it does not. of itself depreciate the value of surrounding property; rather, when properly sup i' ised and erected, it cuuses the .-lue of surrounding r'alty to appreciate. Furthermore, it pas taxes r.,1 furnishes employment. ;;nd in. these times of stress, pv.-rty and dire w,Lnt T am sure that. Mr. Quigiey would welcome this pariial solution to the probhm of urn mploynient. It has bc.-n sucgrsted that the l :ayor be grant' 1 broader powr rs v 'th r. ferep.-e to as stations. And at tins time it appropriate flat the press of this; e.'y have taken cognizance of th'' matter. There mind that the r r- gulate t he iff' ' a "uspifon in my j ",uest for power to : tion of gas stations I applies particularly to the Kolodney station at Stanley and Allen streets. The extraordinary iinasup'S taken by the eouneii to insure objections to tiiat particular siation may writ have one wah tli. idea that their rt'on is pure,v discriminatory. If lie re are too many stations why .p.pro'e two aid r-.i. ct the third, unless w a-" asked tn hJivf that two nddi'ior,,,! stations in our city will fiu. u:- the id-al number of -ueh business''-'.' It is the function of th' board of adjustment to go into matters of ' t his sort eb-a rb ,'a'rly. wi'h n t'-ring tip- r.'. ' rights of tile c illTiiring pnv: pri ilet'es v. l:e tli"t w i: h, nor whole muniej, w re wejf.-;,,-, , of ad.jusi me 111. eons'-ier. r iously, and h w of t-r-t adminis- am! protecTing the ' v as a w lioh'. and of " e-iriens special th' y do not i on arc harmful lo. tile l:ty. Th s matters iref illly by t he board md to p f'-r tin- mat- jt'r from the council to a suhcoin 1 mittee of tj1(. council is not a I friendly gesture so far as the board ! is ( Once rued. : The major has indicated that he I is opposed to inore gas stations, but 1 ss I said before he probably means j to this particular gas station. The best proof of his reaction to th matter is tin fact, that of the eom ' n to hear objections mittee of se-v tiv- members '. oie.j against this pi rticular station it. Allen and Stan Icy ::tie-ts and two voted tn favor. I am not an expeit 011 politics but I assume that would be what is termed a non-partisan committee. In conclusion, I seriously and sin-j s t Howeli. republican. Nebras cerely bebevo that the people of j if ho paw .., economy" in New Britain are entitled to a full I (h(. prop0f:!)1 and Senator Wheeler, explanation of the reasons for tak- j 6r,mocTa1 Montana, said he would ing this matter along so circuitous j oppogc u i u bore any resemblance a route. . m,.rePI. proposed for the FOR FATR TI.AY. 25 Years Ago Today A. J. Andrews was elecS-d coun cilor of the Chamberlain council Jr O. C A. M., at the meeting held last evening Tim extensive program being put through in this city by tho telo- be published in Friday's paper.) phone company will soon be com pleted, according to an announce ment made today. Although New Britain has been classified as a hazardous town by the insurance commissioners, there were, only a few serious fires here during the past year. Florists report that artificial flowers have begun to take the place of the natural variety at fun erals in this city. The vital statistics for the year show a large gain in births among the foreign element. A. L. Thompson vas el e-t e J treasurer of Washington camp. I. O. S. of A., at the- annual meeting held yesterday. ACT DN PROGRAM Railroad Consolidation Plan Goes Before Members Washington. Dec. SI 0P The quickest action consistent with tho magnitude of the task is expected to be taken by the interstate commerce commission on the new plan for con solidating eastern railroads into four great, systems. The agreement by the railroads, announced yesterday by President Hoover, lo allocate all Kastern lines exe pt those of New Kngland to the Pennsylvania, New York " e r i t r a 1 . Baltimore and Ohio, and Nmkei Plate. i expected to take some time to assume shape for presentation to the commission. Afterwards it must go through a routine of examina tions and hearing's which normally would consume many months. The plan, said the president, -was agreed to . xcept for a single point left to arbitration by executives of the four roads. They conducted ne gotiations for several v.e.ks after Mr. Hoover had urged them to end (lie tn-ear stab-mate, which bad S'-en plan after plan for railroad uni fication tall ihrough since congress first proposed the consolidation poli cy. Approval Kx!MctfJ Some Washington opinion today was that barring discovery of some I arrangement it might hold contrary j to public interest, the interstate i commerce - the agree commission would view me,,t f;.vnryl,lv .. . 0 1 ' i . .1". iiiiuii ... p,' . j tn-re to the suggestion of l'residentj ; Hoover that the unifications might ; prove a considerable contribution to business T' COV' through increasing the financial stability of railroads. particularly the weaker on': providing employment. and by Mr. Hoover pointed out that for. had be"-n s nously retarded by un- j certainty. Other forms of transpor- tation were permitted to sweep j ahead while the roads hesitated to 1 undertake great improvements such as eleetrificaiion. development of I terminals and other changes as long! as ihe eventual disposition of so : many lin'3 was unsettled. j Prcshlf't Silent j Til" presid'ht said it was his tin- j Jers'anding the plan as drawn nut bural re'iuire-me-nts for protection 01 the public int. rest. He specifically pointed out that such decision was up to the commerce commission. Al so he did not give any details of the P B' ing a four-system allocation the new proposal is not in line with the I 1 ,.rtL..r.i;a-..tir,t r,lrn for tile wflOle ' country completed a year ago by tip commission. Hut the storm of op position which met the commission proposal, which divided eastern ter ritory in five systems, one built around the Wabash, was one of the reasons advanced fur believing the p-gulatory group would ban towards the present project. Politician... Divldl The political reception of the president's announcement so far lias been divided, pending a study of the details. Senator Couzrns. chairman of the senate interstate commerce commit tee, said if it did not seem to him to be in the public interest he. would do all possible to g't through the house his measure to suspend all railroad consolidation. Representa tive Parker, chairman of the house interstate commerce committee, on the other hand, said he believed it would be a "very advantageous" proposition. Two democrats on the committee expresseo oppusuioi.. Great Northern and the Northern Pacific. RI.SH ANTI TOXIN Fairbanks, Alaska, Dec. SI iffy--Anti-toxin was to be rushed by air plane to Tanana, Y'ukon river trad ing post 150 miles west, of Fair- ' banks, at the request of authorities who radioed yesterday they feared a diphtheria epidemic. One case had appeared, the message said. New York, Dec. 3 J. West 42d street around ! a. in. has the effer vescent surge of rare wine. It is (he hour when the clerical musketeers and stenographers, so fair, so young, march across town from Grand Cen tral io shops, stores, offic s. Fvery body is gay and life serins ;l gag. No owling here though the way be weary and the going rough. Kven the crossing cop's smile is cheerier. Tho white Ming whistles. The whole tempo is quick, fluent. Hail, hail, the gang's all here. New York may droop and drag home in the eve ning, but it skips to work, sniffing the winds of romance. In the parade are young men who make a better appearance on $35 a week than the rich bloods with charge accounts at the avenue tailors. They know all the, newest wise cracks. They can make a aa cent tie from an auction cart shame a Charvct creation of the Place Yendome. The young ladies, too. f rocked in their baslmcnt bargains are more smart ly attired than the debutante flapper. They may chew gum and carry tabloids, but there is some thing imperious in their manner that suggests the pampered show girl. Ami they indulge no cheap flirt at ions. These are supremely fortunales who a re not conce rned wit h n- olt against tyranny. They have instead created their own world of illusion a world peopb d with such dream gods and goddesses as Uudy Yallee, John Barry more. Katharine Cornell and the great Greta Garbo. For a. block away you can hear the dainty staccato tick, tick, tick of high heels on the thick glass cf sidewalks. It is a sw ift kaleido scope cut 'of life I never tire of watehing. It is the one New York phenomenon tiiat will rout mo out of bed before noon. No other class of workers moving along Manhattan s n ets display such energy and verve. When tln-y suddenly erupt on sidewalks in the mornintr roar, it is like a torch fall ing into resinous shavings a spark, a. splutt r and a iuick, rac ing flame-. To .ehorus men in a current show are programmed as Oxford Hall and Touhh y Chambers, which sounds li!;.' a slice of a pa rt ments ft oin uppr PJversid-' Drive. And it t t upper nay he just dandy that on Hroadway hinldintr win dow is a sitcn: "Ye Hew. tee Shoppe" but it s. oiiis to mi.- to be putting it on thi'iue. A rumor persists two Long Island nibses from social retrisler families wound up a numb niht in :t 14th street tattoo salon. Necklaces with bird clasps w-rc tattooed on their swan -like neeks. and ihtv ar- now under tr'-Himenl of plastic surgeons in Paris in hope of being dc tattooed. A new hotel Offei'd the town's pa rtnient 1 he top or some such silly most. ( xpensive fioor ut $), fiETilre. No tenants wi re trampled in th nlsn ;inrl jt ,s nou a mci-cssful I . . .- . Kut at one fourth nreaKiasi ciun. r,.nt;,l ilgure, n,. slowing the name l'ifi upon 0,lf.rwl!,,. estimable voung ladi, s , namiche that giv.s th-m mirifii'iiiL' self consciousm ss a de- j ,(-.,..,, ,. ,-;lr ,or showing off. In my time I have known fixe l-itis tour here and one abroad. Kach was good looking but. obs".ss,-d with a notion they must be hovdenish har-em-scaruui and always in tli'- spot light. On the oth' r hand I know of no nam" that inspires such a be coming calm and old fashioned dig- The Toonerville Trolley THE SKIPPER IS BETTER PREPAREP THIS f THAT CROWP OFF THE LATE TRAIN FROM C Fontaine Fox. 1930 QMclnfyi nity as Beth. I know several Betha and all, while utterly self-effacing, are types you remember pleasantly. There ore' girls, too, whose beauty fs like bright thrusts of lightning that flash in a sombre sky and are seen no more. You sec ihem illum inate Broadway heavens and some how forget. With no effort to be mean-tempered I think of Lois Moran, Ona Munson, Helen Ship man, Ann Andrews, Margolo Gil more and there others whose names I cannot even recall. All are graci ously beautiful but to me strangely evanescent. Tt may be a freak of coincidence but in New York paper this morn ing I read an editorial that Italy was the only Furopean country that never developed a taste for strong cheese. And later today at the news ret Is was h, riotous welcoming street demonstration for the prize fighter Primo ("arnero in Milan. (Copyright, 1 rt:pa, McNaught Syndicate, Iih) Facts and Fancies If only v. '-OUM hit on the- ir-frr'-f of prospprity that would lift pnople's hearts without lifting their nosrs, Mr. Hoover hasn't Wilson's polish ed fluency, but he. seems to know the best words to stir up the ani mals. Mayb'. Hitler is a great man like Kinstein. Very few people, under stand him. either. We're still v.'irns will it: first thrilling eoolie. hoping that Flod's elunV one about his encounter with the One way to keep out of the soup is to be an oysf r at a church oys ter supper. Another oddity of the times is thai shoppers ask the price betore telling the man to wrap it up. ! l arni'i's using wheal as fuel at !last afford a perfect example Of a , burning issm . I There isn't much wrong in a coun try wit. re hard times work no hard ship on the lire insurance com 1 panies. I Perhaps Nero tiddled while Home i burned, but he didn't do it lo keep I the boys in line at the n xt election. Aim licaiiisin: Feeling very self righteous when Congress appropri ate 1"" million for hungry Ihiro pians: ovhng about, taxes when a similar sum is a ppropriatc d for hull-, cry Americans. Ail. well; if sill is caused by pros iperity. ther" should be a little busi- ss soon for halo makers. The remarkable thing about Lind- j berch is that, he became a hero j without anybody to run interference I for h i m. Too many p opb- think coopera tion consists in going through a re volving door w ith th' other fellow j and y. t. doing nothing to make; it ; p olve. j The reason a. small window dis- j play attracts tip: most people is lie-i cause it doesn't obscure the mirror in the back. The Flood that destroyed the rac That Meets All the Trains. By Fontaine Fox. probably came ust after a discour aging lot of Jury decisions. A sufficient commentary on Amer ican standards is the general sur prise that Kinstein didn't feel infer ior in the presence of New York re porters. The silver lining is beginning to show. You hear Just us much wail ing, but you don't hear the Steiu song so much. An old-timer is one who can re member when the last word in youthful wickedness was to put something smelly in the water can on the school stove. Correct this sentence: "It never occurs to me," said the senate lead er, "that 1 am more important than the prrsident." Copyright 1 930, Tublishors Syndicate Observations On the Weather Washington, Dec. 31. Forecast for Southern New England: In creasing cloudiness followed by snow or rain in northern Massachusetts late tonight or Thursday: not so cold tonight except on the south east coast Thursday; fresh west winds tonight increasing Thursday. Forecast for Eastern New York: Increasing cloudiness followed by snow in central and north portions late tonight and Thursday: not so cold except in extreme, northwest portion tonight: colder in central and north portions Thursday: fresb to strong southwest winds. Forecast for New Haven and vi cinity: Fair tonight and Thursday; not much change in temperature. Conditions: A disturbance central over Ontario is causing unsettled weather with flurries of snow in the Lake region and northern New i:ngland. This disturbance will pass out the Ft. Lawrence valley on Thursday. The temperaatures are below normal in all districts. Freez ing temperatures extend as far south as Georgia, Conditions favor for this vicinity fair weather and not much change in temperature. Temperatures yesterday: High Low Atlanta 2S 18 Atlantic City MS 24 j Boston 3S 26 I Buffalo 2S 21 Chicago 2S 23 Cincinnati 24 16 Denver 40 18 Duluth 24 -2 Hatteras . 40 52 l.os Angeles 6G 48 Miami fi2 4S Minneapolis 34 4 Nantucket . . . 4u 3t Nashville :; 4 22 New Haven "7 21 New trleans a2 4-1 New York ?, 22 Norfolk. Ya 40 24 Northfleld, Yt. :. . SO 8 Pittsburgh 26 16 Portland. Mr .",2 24 St. Louis 32 24 Washington 35 24 Vi:D IV CEMF-TKRV Seattle. Wash., Dec. 31 CP) At tracted by the beauties of a funeral chap. in a cemetery here, Ronald Hoop. r. 24. an organist, and Miss Cladvs Leslie, 20, an elocutionist, were married there Monday night. Three hundred guests were present. Husband Talks Seven Years in His Slumbers Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 31 After seven years of listening to her husband talk in his sleep, Mrs. John Daily has sued for di vorce. Mrs. Daily said she would have leen abl: to stand "ordinary" sleep talk c-ven for seven years --but that her husband, during his nocturnal monologue repeat edly muttered threats against her life. She expressed the belief that he may have been feigning sleep, jut-t to scare her. Also, said Mrs. Daily, her hus band made a practice of telling their son. John, that "mother is the bunk." EAR TO MEET THE CITY. y