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THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1939. Latest Local News Items From Suburban Towns In Greater Hartford Area 12 Christmas Day Perfect Manv Ways Ice on Ponds Permits Skating; Bicycles, Doll Carriages, Skooters Roll on Sidewalks East Hartford White the absence of snow made it impossible for youngsters to try out their new sleds, Monday was in other respects a perfect Christmas Dev. Good ice on ponds in various parts of the town enabled skaters to enjoy the sport; clear sidewalks! and pavements made it possible for children to parade their Christmas finery, wheel their new doll-carriages and try out their new bicycles and skooters. Traffic was light throughout the ! day. Many out-of-state cars parked I in yards throughout the town lndi- cated that the usual number of home-coming parties were being ! held. Starting late in the afternoon, before darkness fell, motorists came to view the Christmas lighting display at the Raymond C. Dunn home at 168 Silver Lane. As soon as the lighting effect was turned on, the number of visitors increased and traffic began to be delayed. Forewarned, the Police Department had an officer on duty to keep traffic moving and no serious jam resulted. Among the places where there was skating Monday were Long Pond, just south of Connecticut Boulevard: the Taylor-At kins Reservoir, in Burnside; and LeCourt's Pond, at the east end of Olmsted Street. Other small ponds were also frozen and the scene of some skating. Council Meeting Tonight. The following matters will come before the December meeting of the Town Council this evening at 8 o'clock: The matter of rezoning a lot on the northwest corner of Riverside Drive and Crosby Street on which a hearing was held at the November council meeting. The acceptance of the resignation of Councilman Floyd D. Hitt of the Filth District and the possible filling of the vacancy caused in the south-end representations. The matter 'of appropriating an additional sum of money to increase the salary of the clerk of the council. The receipt of a report from the Claims Committee concerning the acceptance of an offer of the East Hartford Realty Company for property at 311 Prospect Street, formerly owned by the realty company and foreclosed by the Town for nonpayment of taxes. The petition for the chanting of th3 lot on Riverside Drive from a residential to an industrial zone was fubmittad by the American Coal Company. The company wishes to erect a garage on the lot to house motor vehicles used in connection with its bulk oil storage plant on the south side of Crosby Street. At the November meeting, a large number of people owning property or residing nearby appeared in opposition to the change. Councilman Hut's resignation is caused by his intention to move to New Haven in the near future, where he is the president and manager of a recently organized company handling paint and wall-papei. The proposal to increase Council cicns norace iummincss salary frorn $100 to S.00 per year was made thc Day or the L)radi wnen glfts are! tlon were most unusual." said Rev. at the November meeting and re- 1 0ifered to departed spirits and worn- Mr Mills. "The church schedule ferred to the Finance Board. Theicn ch3nt an nlgnt m the graveyards ! called M no such contribution and board s report whl be received at the j Bmld tic nickering glow of thous- i it came about because church mem-meeting, lands of twisted candles. Tarascan bers requested an opportunity to The ofier of the East Hartford Indians, who make up much of thclelve to Finnish aid. The donations Realty Company of $800 for the hinnnint inn nf Mtrhnaean. are do-1 were made to the deacons or the property on Prospect Street was ! made at the November meeting and ! reierreo to tne Claims committee. Corporation Counsel James J. ! O'Connor recommended that the offer be accepted, as did the former Corporation Counsel. Judge Edward C. Carroll. The recommendation of the Claims Committee is expected to be that the offer be approved. County 4-H Meeting Here. A county-wide 4-H Club poultry meeting will be held in the Farmers Auction Association building at 89 Church Street Wednesday from 10 a. m. to 3:30 p. m it has been announced by Randolph W. Whapies, county club agent. Among the features of the meeting will be a talk on "How the Auction Works" by Philip Wadhams. auction manager; a demonstration of candling and grading egas for market and show by John Braze!. Assistant auction manager: a demonstration of grading live poultry for market by Les Wilcox, chief inspector: the auction market in action, with the selling of eggs and poultry by the auction methods, and a demonstration of dressing poultry by dry picking methods, the wax picking method and the scalding method. Crust Fire. Companies 2 and 5 were called to 264 South Main Street shortly after 3 p. m. Monday to extinguish a grass fire. Notes. Nicholas G. Lymber and Jack Schaaf. F.a;,t Hartford rcprcsenta-tn"s on the ludcing committee for the Greater Hartford Home Lighting Contest, will attend a meeting of the contest Judges at the Hotel Bond today at 5 p. m. Kottenhoff's Drug Store. Inc., prescriptions. We deliver: phones 3-8667. 32-3397, W. Htfd., Center-Arivt. Seal Eale returns continue to arrive at the nurses' home. 11 Wells Avenue, from the Christmas seal campaign of the East Hartford Tuberculosis Association. Due to the Christmas rush, it has been impos-nble to open and tabulate all returns, but they are believed to have raised the total far above the $500 previously reported. Returns will continue to arrive until well arter the first of the new year. It was announced. The East Hartford Volunteer Firemen's Association will meet this evening at 7:30 o'clock in Firemen's Hall. Blgelow Chapter, OES, wii; hold Its annual Christmas party following a business meeting at the Ma-fonic Temple this evening at 8 r'clork. Mrs. William Blanchard is 1n charge. Members are asked to bring a gift. Hire is urging its farmers to plant more fruit orchards. Post Office Swept Clean Following Record Mail The Hartford Post Office, after handling millions of letters and hundreds of thousands of packages during the Christmas holiday rush to break all previous records, was swept clean Christmas Day, according to Postmaster William J. Rankin. Twenty-six truckloads of Christmas parcels left the post office Monday morning for delivery in the district, the last package being delivered early in the afternoon. On the peak day of the mail rush last week, more than 1.600.000 letters were delivered here, breaking the previous record by about J50.000. New Mexican Road Link In 'Coast Route' Modern, Paved Motor Highway, 425 Miles Long. Links Nation's Two Largest Cities Mexlco has ouencd notner mod- fm motor roadi a 425-mlle paved highway connecting its two largest cities, Mexico, D. F. and Guadalajara. The new link is a sector of a proposed "west coast route" to Nogales, Arizona, to supplement the 770-mile Pan American Highway between Laredo, Texas, and the Mexican capital. "The latest addition to Mexico's ambitious highway program traverses one of the most beautiiul and historic regions south of the Rio Grande, says a bulletin 01 me ra tlonal Geographic Society Volcanoes, Pyramids, Lakes. "For a distance almost equal to that between San Francisco and Los Angeles. California, it winds over the brown tableland of west-central Mexico, passing snow-capped volcanoes, ancient pyramids, lakes where fishermen use nets like bU dragonflies, and sleepy Tarascan In dian vuiages witn their oia bpanisn churches and quaint ceremonial dances at fiesta time. "From the broad modern boulevards of the Mexican capital the new route turns west, scaling the mountain wall that rims the Valley of Mexico. Holuca. first city on the way, lies in the shadow of twin-peaked snow-capped Nevado de To-luca. a dormant volcano. One of the Inchest cities in North America 1816O fcet, Toluca is famous for its outdoor market, where fine baskets, pottery, blankets, embroidery and other native Mexican wares are displayed. Near by is the Pyramid oi Calixtlahuaca, relic of a forgotten Indian civilization whose culture resembled that of the Toltecs. "Traces of an old Spanish military road can be seen along the way to Moreha, capital of Micnoacan. Mo-reha has many old homes and shaded plazas, recalling that it was founded in 1541 and was once the residence of Maximilian. The streets have a 'rosy glow' imparted by the pink stone used to construct public buildings and the imposing cathedral. 'Dance of Old Men.' The natives or Micnoacan nave ceremonies, costumes and songs. To ; the music of flute, fiddle and wood en drum grotesquely garbed and masked Indians carry on such traditional dances as the Old Men, the Moors, the Apaches, the Little Black Men, the Fandango, etc. Dedicated to certain saints and half-forgotten pagan gods, these ceremonies are field only on special n. f ih ,nnct ttrikimr to SCendants of a tribe Cortez never completely conquered -Most colorful center of native Indian life alomr the new hichwav is Lake Patzcuaro. A branch road leads to Patzcuaro. a picture village of cobble-stoned streets, and houses fcith carved wooden balconies. Indian fishermen set out at dawn in dugout canoes to fish with nets stretched over curved frames. Seen over the jade green waters, the boats and nets resemble huge dragonflies. "On an island In Lake Patzcuaro towers the new masonry memorial to Morclos, hero of Mexico's early struggles fo rlndependence. The lofty statue faces the summer home of President Cardenas, himself of Tarascan descent. "Not far beyond Lake Patzcuaro another side road leads to Uruapan. noted for lacquer ware, called bateas. Designs are cut into wooden bowls, plates, or Jars, then the color Is Inlaid and the whole carefully polished. Still Primitive. "In wheat fields along the highway Indian farmers still separate the grain from the chaff with crude metal forks of their own design. Since pre-Conquest days the Tarascan has been an expert metal worker, and is credited with the secret of tempering copper. "Swinging around the south shore of Lake Chapala, largest body of fresh water in the Republic, with its myriad bird life, the highway climbs into the ancient city of Guadalajara. Second only to the Mexican capital In population (180,-000 in 193. Guadalajara presents a colorful blending of old Spanish architecture and culture, and of modern progress. Busy State. "Long before the new highway linked the city with the outside motoring world. Its narrow streets teemed with automobile traffic, controlled by white-gloved policemen. Rubbing shoulders on the busy sidewalks today are high-heeled stenographers, factory hands, ranch owners in boots, sandaled Indians, flower venders, lottery ticket sellers, bankers and railroad executives. Guadalajara is the capital of the prosperous state of Jalisco and the shopping center of more than a million people. Jalisco stretches from tlfe Pacific deep into the central highlands of Mexico and produces gold, silver, pottery, sugar, fruit, coffee, vanilla, tobacco, find the famous potent Mexican liquor, tequiila. "Proposed extensions of the new highway would carry It north over the mountains to the Pacific port of Mazatlan. thence to the Gulf of California to Guaymas and Nogales, Arizona. Already passable for motorists is the northern sector between Guaymas and the U. S. border." Policemen's Association Will Meet Election and Reports to Feature Benefit Organization's Session Next Sunday West Hartford The annual election of officers of the West Hartford Policemen's Benefit Association will be held Sunday morning at police head quarters with President Ernest Hitchcock Dresidine. Annual re ports will be submitted and officers elected for the coming year, including one member of the board of trustees. In the reorganization 01 the association a year ago, three trustees were chosen for three, two and one year terms respectively. Policeman Vincent Hurlburt's term expires January 1. The other trustees are Policemen Stanley Shields and William McCormick. Besides President Hitchcock, the other officers whose terms expire are Howard Mclnnis. vice-president; John Keeqan. recording secretary: Myron A. Harris, financial secretary; and Harry Dl Cioccio, treasurer. Legion New Year'j Dance. More than 80 couples will attend the annual New Year's Eve dance of the Hayes-Velhage post No 06, American Legion at Memorial Hall on Saturday evening. December 30. "Reservations for nearly the caoa- city of the hall have been made." ssid Chairman James L Mclntyre of the dance committee last night "and legionnaires wishing to attend must make reservations immediately as every effort is being made to favor them in view of many requests from non-members to attend." A chicken supper will be served at midnight. "Some veterans are assuming the celebration will be on Sunday," said Mr. Mclntyre. "but despite that being New Year's Eve. the committee in charge is abiding by the tradition of the Memorial Hall administration for many years in not using it for dances on Sundays." Reservations may be made by calling 3-7936. Defective Brakes Arrest. George W. Kiehnle. 56. of 121 Richard Street was arrested Christmas afternoon by Policeman Adam Staslum and charged with operating a motor vehicle with defective brakes. He was ordered to appear in town court December 30. Holiday Fires. Members of the fire department who generally stand by cxnecting Christmas tree fires were untroubled over the holiday week-end. Two chimney fires and a grass fire caused the only alarms yesterday. At mid-morning Engines l and 2 and Ladder 1 extinguished a grass fire at 57 Wardwcll Road. Early in the afternoon Encine 3 and Ladder 1 were called to 392 Oakwood Avenue to put out a chimney fire and another chimney blaze at 1087 cv.h. o t Ba, i -Rr)r.ciahl(, ,.,, . Church Aids Finland. Rev. FJden H. Mills, pastor of the First Church of Christ announced Monday night that a sum just under $100 was contributed by members and worshippers at the church on Sunday. December 17 for the aid of Finland. 'The conditions of the contribu- peonle left the church at the close of the service." Hartford Car Strikes Pole in Glastonbury A car driven by Fred Denny of 71 Edwards Street. Hartford, struck a pole in front of the home of Charles Goodrich of Main Street. Glastonbury, about 7:15 p. m. Monday. Helen Denny. 15. was cut on the head and Anne Dennv, 12, was cut on the left knee. They are daughters of the driver. The driver and Frederick Dennv. a son. were not injured. Denny told Police Chief George C. Hall that he was blinded by headlights. Forty Plus to Elect Officers Thursday The annual election of officers of Forty Plus of Hartford will be held at a meeting Thursday night to be held at the YMCA. Chauncey B. Thompson, a charter member and one of the organizers of Forty Plus of Hartford, has been president during the past year. A. L. Wltherell Is the vice-president and Carl Johnson Is secretary. Windsor Locks St. Mary's Dramatic Club of St. Mary's parish has complete! rehearsals for presentation of the New England play. "The Tinker," a three-act comedy which will be given in the school hall Thursday at 8:15 p. m. The play is under the direction of Miss Loretta Hardy and John Oat.es, Jr., both of this town, and members of the east are as follows: Robert Taravella. Frank Mer-rlgan, Katherine Kane. Kathryn McKenna. Earl L. Barberl, Mary McHugh and William McCue. A social and dance will be held Wednesday evening In Memorial Hall under the auspices of the Boy Scout Troop S4. The affair is being handled entirely by the boys of the town troop. . Riverside Council, KofC. Tuesday j evening will confer the first degree on a class of candidates. Forty Christmas baskets were dc- j livered by the Rotary Club to fam- Hies in this town, Warehouse Point 1 and Suffield. Apartment Reported Robbed. Francis J. Bishop of 85 Brown Street complained to the Police Monday that his third-floor apartment was entered through the front tloor. which was unlocked,' between 7 and 9 a. m. Sunday and that $73 in currency and a dime savings bank with an unknown sum were taken from a desk In the living room. A neighbor reported hearing someone in the apartment, but thought it was the occupant. Arranging Camp Courant, Times Courant Photos. Members of the committee arranging plans for the Royal Typewriter minstrels to be held January 17 in the Bulkeley High School auditorium for the benefit of Camp Courant and the Times Farm. Left to right: Alderman August H. Giller, Edward W. West, George H. Whitaker, chairman; Arthur J. Dandurand and Maxim J. Sawyer. Ocean-Going Ships Dock At Trinidad Island Port After Years of Planning Has Deep Harbor Accessible to Vessels After almost a century of planning, the island to Trinidad, near the Venezuelan coast, now has a deep harbor accessible to ocean-go ing ships. Survey records of Port-of-Spain harbor made 90 years aso for improvement of navigation were destroyed by fire in the government building in 1903. The present work, begun in 1935, has cost $5,000,000. "Since Columbus discovered Trinidad on his third voyage in 1498, and Raleigh stopped there a century-later to calk his ships with pitch from Trinidad's famous pitch lake, the Port-of-Spain has remained a port whose wharves were approachable only by small boats." says a bulletin of the National Geographic Society. 6000 Ships Annually. "Although ships had to anchor as far as two miles 'from shore and transfer their cargoes to tenders, the port was visited annually by 6000 vessels. A fourth of the incoming cargo was for transhipment. "Port of-Spain Is the seat of the British governor, who also administers the naerby Island of Tobago. The government house, covering wo city blocks, is of Spanish architecture with open arcades surrounding both floors beneath a colonnaded square dome. The 'White House' of Trinidad is called the 'Red House' from its exterior color. The capital's population is more than 75,-000. "Frederick Street, the main business thoroughfare, in many respects is not unlike the main street of a city of equal size in the United States. However, automobiles park only on one side of the street. tUe shady side. At noon the cars move across the street. Bicycles in much greater number line the opposite curb. "This street has a single-track street car line with overhead trolley. Porchlike balconies overhang the sidewalks. Cutting through the business section is 'Marine Square.' a tree-shaded boulevard flanked with banks and commercial houses. Two rows of trees parallel a large central walk with park benches for native siestas. "Street billboards announce the showing at the several theaters of Hollywood movies. Natives sometimes spend their entire holiday making the round of the theaters. "The 385.000 inhabitants of Trinidad are mostly of African descent, with about 150.000 East Indians and a few Chinese. The Indians and Chinese were brought over as indentured servants to work the plantations after the abolition of slavery a century ago. Lake of Asphalt. "Trinidad is well-forested. Coconut trees thrive. Mile after mile of coconut groves produce millions of nuts annually. One story has it that the groves started from coconuts washed ashore from a ship wrecked in Cocos Bay. The export ol coconuts and copra totals about $350,000 annually. The export of cacao, the source of chocolate, has amounted to 52,500.000 in a year. "The Island's sucar cane plantations produce 300.000 tons of cane a year. The export of sugar exceeds $6,000,000 in value. "The famous pitch lake spreads over more than one hundred acres and has produced about five million tons of asphalt in a half century. Trinidad asphalt has been laid In almost every country, including the United States. Exports exceed $1,000,000 a year. Petroleum production after 25 years exceeds 150.000.000 gallons of which about $20,000,000 worth is exported annually, one-fourth coming to the United States." Arrested on Driving Charge. Involved In a minor automobile accident at Albany Avenue' and Chestnut Street Mondav evening. Antonio P. Viera. 43. of 13 Riverside Street, was arrested by Policemen Robert F. Hayes and Henry J. Di-onne tn a charge of falling to notify the Motor Vehicles Department of a change of address. The man's license carried a former address. 214 Walnut Street. Complains of Robbery. Claiming he was knocked out Sunday night by a "doped" drink of liquor. Egnace Pallfka. 58. of 556 Wolcott Avenue, Windsor, a garbage Collector, complained to Detective Francis Hvland Monday night that he was robbed of $170 in currency at an Avon Street address by a stranger. t: J u. Glawackus Possibly Roaming in Midwest Glastonbury's Glawackus, unheard from for months, was believed to have definitely deserted these parts for the Midwest. From Union, Ind.. Monday night came an Associated Press report of an animal that has terrorized the town since last Wednesday. The reports were surprisingly like those which filtered from Glastonbury last winter. Footprints were said to be those of a lion, and some who saw the ani-Others said it was a dog. Anyhow, farmers went out with guns and clubs to track down the animal, "but the search was fruitless." Just like in Glastonbury. $800 Netted In Seal Sale Up To Now Sum Reported by Officer of Graduate Nurses Club, Sponsor; Record Anticipated Windsor While several returns are yet to be made on the sale of Christmas seals Mrs. Etta Maude, treasurer of the Windsor Graduate Nurses Club which is sponsoring the seal sale for the second year reported Monday that more than $300 had been received. The sale has proved very successful to date and another record sale of teals this year is anticipated. The sale of Health Bonds to local clubs and organizations as a part of the seal campaign has also proved successful. Members of the club reported that most local groups have purchased these bonds. Mrs. Miriam Inple Is genera! chairman of the seal sale committee of the club assisted bv Mrs. Maude, Mrs. Gertrude Wessel. Mrs. Isabclle Goodale. Mrs. Evelyn Mills, Mrs. Jeanette Tenney and Mrs. Helen Euraham. Driver Arrested After Crash. Alex Katkusky, 76 Pleasant Street, ! was arrested on a charge of driving wnne under the influence of liquor Monday night following an accident on Pcquonock Avenue at Station 38. according to a report by Constables Fred M. Munsell and Paul L. Rustic. Katkusky was examined at the State Police Barracks in Hartford by Dr. Peter J. Scarfarello who pronounced him unfit to operate. According to police the southbound car operated by Katkusky, traveling along the avenue struck an oncoming" car operated by H. Murray of Tur.xls Street, Poquon-ock. No one was injured in the crash. The arrested man is being held in bonds of $200 for his appearance in Town Court this morning. St. Gertrude's Minstrel. Plans for the second annual minstrel show and dance sponsored by the Fife, Bugle and Drum Corps at the John Fitch High School on January 11 and 12 are progressing rapidly. Several well known acts have been Included in the cast of the play and Alderman August H. Giller of Hartford will, act as Interlocutor. As a special attraction at both shows, St. Mary's Senior Drum Corps will drill and play. Endmen for the show have been named as follows: Edward Thompson. Arthur Dandurand. Frank DeCorletto and Jack Pcllingrelll. P. A. Testa is general chairman of the committee planning the show assisted by George Whitaker. James Keliy. William L. Carpenter, Larry Hill, August H. Giller. Miss Ann Morency and John Kotcha. IOOF Fleets. Palisado Lodge of Odd Fellows will hold its semi-annual meeting at the lodge hall Wednesday at 8 p. m. Reports for the period will be read and officers for the coming term elected. John Hale is the present noble grand of the lodge. Orpah Rebekah Lodge will also elect officers at its annual meeting tonight at the lodge hall. . Farmington Marlon Czapllckl of 245 Broad Street, New Britain, will appear in Borough Court Wednesday night to answer to a charge of reckless driving following an accident Sunday night on the Flenemann Road near the New Britain town line. His car collided with one driven by Frank Filewlcz of 74 Retreat Avenue, Hartford. Seven passengers in the second car were not injured. Two perrons in Czapllcki's car were sllehtly injured. The Farmington Ftre Department was called out about 1:30 p. m Monday for a grass fire near the home of Frank Kearney on Mountain Road. Farm Benefit Ml J , rihwo'fi Oka, Five Women Meet Death Christmas Largest Mortality Group in City on Any Single Day for Many Months, Records Show Torrington Torrington. Dec. 25. (Special.) Death came to five Torrington homes Christmas Day as five women, their ages ranging from 22 to 76, died. The number of deaths in the city exceeded that for any single day in many months. Those who died during the day were: Mrs. Anna R. D'Angelo, 76, of 126 Cole Street; Mrs. Sarah M. Scanlon. about 70. of 50 Brookslde Avenue: Mrs. Adcle L. Malssln. 63. of 30 Culvert Street; Mrs. Alex Ko- waisky, 58, of 79 Turner Avenue, and Miss Jennie Colangelo, 22, of 14 Rock Street. Mrs. Sarah M. Scanlon. Mrs. Sarah McAndrews Scanlon. ebout 70. died at the home of her son James at 50 Brookslde Avenue Monday. A lifelong resident of Win-sted, she lived here for two months. She was a charter member of the Third Order of St. Francis, Win-sted. She leaves four sons, James and Joseph of Torrington; Patrick of New London and Martin of Lynn. Mass.; a daughter. Mrs. Chester Sampson of Lincoln. Nebr., and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a. m. at the home of her son, Joseph Scanlon, of 9 Farnham Avenue, and at 9:30 a. m. at St. Francis's Church. Burial will be in old St. Joseph's Cemetery, Winsted. Mrs. Anna P.. D'Angelo. Mrs. Anna Rinaldi D'Angelo. 76. widow of Vincent D'Angelo. died at the home nf hrr son. Ralnh. at 12B ! Cole Street Monday. Born in Italy. she lived here for 30 years. Besides her son she leaves 23 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and-a sister In Italy. The funeral will be held 8:15 a. m. Thursday at the home of her son and at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Church. Burial will be in new St. Francis's Cemetery. Mrs. Adele Malssln. Mrs. Adele Louise Malssln. 63. widow of Lucian Maissin. of 30 Culvert Street died suddenly at her home Monday. Born in France, she lived in Torrington for 43 years. She was well known here for her flower garden at her home. She leaves a son. H. George Maissin; a brother, Edward Duvernoy of Wa-terbury; two .sisters, Mrs. Henry S. Richards and Mrs. Alfred Mignerey, both of Torrington. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Gleeson Mortuary. Rev. Francis Hine, rector of Trinity Church, will officiate, burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. Alex Kowalsky. Mrs. Emily Jobln Kowalsky. 58, wife of Alex Kowalsky of 78 Turner Avenue, died at her home Monday after a long illness. Born In France, she lived in Torrington for 30 years. Besides her husband, she leaves a brother, Arthur Jobln of Gcshen. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a. m. at the Gleeson Mortuary and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis's Church. Burial will be in old St. Francis's Cemetery. Miss Jennie Colangelo. Miss Jennie Colangelo, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Colangelo of 14 Rock Street, died at her home Monday after a lingering illness. She was a lifelong resident of Torrington. She also leaves three sisters, Beatrice, Gertrude and Lucy, all of Torrington. The funeral will be held at LaPorta's Funeral Home and at St. Peter's Church Wednesday. Burial will be in new St. Francis's Cemetery. Boy Is Stabbed in Leg To Make Him Wake Up When a 13-years-old boy, Joseph Tommast of 5 Winthrop Street told a 14-vears-old boy near his home that he was sleepy Monday afternoon, the latter youth aroused Tom-masl from his lethargy by stabbing him in the leg with a penknife, according to a complaint investigated by Sergeant John F. Gulnan. Later. Detective Sergeant John T. Langrish and Detective Francis Hy-land picked up the assailant and sent him to the Juvenile detention home pending his appearance in the juvenile court. The boy said he did not Intend to stab Tommasl. and that he went to Bushnell Park and dropped the knife Into the river afterwards. Tommasl was treated at the Police Emergency Hospital by Police Surgeon Michael J. DeVlto for a superficial wound. Woman Dies on 90th Christmas Birthday Waterbury, Dec. 25. (AP.)--Mrs. Emma Lewis Klppen was born on Christmas Day in 1849 and died today on Christmas Day, Just 90 years later. Mrs. Klppen, the widow of William Francis Klppen, was born in Williamsburg, N. Y., December 25, 1849. She had lived here for 21 years, coming here from Bridgeport where she had spent the greater part of her life. She died at her home In this city early this morning. Ice Carnival, Mardi Gras Are Planned Businessmen's A s s o c i a -tion to Stage Community Affair at Wells Road Pond This Week Wcthersfield A community Ice carnival and Mardi Gras on the Wells Road skating pond Is being planned b.v the winter sporis committee of the local Businessmen's Association, it was announced Monday by Martin J. Coughlin, committee chairman. The affair will be held some evening this week, providing suitable weather prevails. A 500 watt flood light will be Installed at the pond today, Mr. Coughlin said. Plans for the ice carnival will be announced as soon as completed, it was said. Widen Two Hod Highway. A public hearing on the proposed widening of Two Rod Highway will be held in the Town Hall by the Board of Selectmen Wednesday, January 3. at 7:30 p. m. It is proposed that he highway be widened to 60 feet throughout its entire length, from Highland to the New-lngton Town line. All abutting property owners have been notified to attend the hearing, if interested. Street lines on the highway at present are Indefinite, and the re-establlshment of lines will prepare the street for future residential development. At present the street is unpaved. Legion New Year's Party. Reservations for the New Year's Eve party of the Russell K. Bourne Post and Auxiliary are reported to be far in advance of expectations. j The party will be held in Legion i Hall Sundav night. December 31. 'starting at 9:30 o'clock. A midnight luncheon win be served at u:ju o'clock, and dancing will continue until 2 a. m. Reservations mav be made bv telephoning David Men-ser. at 9-1662. or Fred Watts, at 9-0978. Quiet Christmas Day. Christmas Day passed uneventfully here Monday, mere were no accidents and no fires. Highway traffic was unusually light, and every business establishment was closed, including gasoline filling stations and drug stores, ordinarily open on most holidays. Notes, The Wethersfleld Social Star will hold a supper and Christmas party at 8 p. m. Thursday at the Howard Johnson Restaurant, on the Silas Deane Highway. A dinner meeting of the Wethers-field Rotary Club will be held at 8 p. m. today at the local country club. There will be a rehearsal of the Wethersfield Women's Chorus in the high school Wednesday, at 7:4' p. m. The Credit Union of the Sacred Heart Parish will meet in the parish house at 8 p. m. today. Local Driver Arrested After Accident Here I iionn a. L.aDrcny. si, oi jtrpaug street, a toolmaker. was arrested Mondav night bv Policeman Peter O, LeCompte and John Whitfeldt on a charge of operating an automobile while under the influence of liquor, after he allegedly struck an automobile at Russ and Broad Streets and drove away without ascertaining the damage. Police Surgeon Louis C. Tonken pronounced Lebecky unfit to drive a car. The man struck the parked automobile of Policeman John F. Coughlin. police said, and was chased to Hungerford and Grand strceU bv William C. McKinley, 31. of 41 Oak Street, who saw the accident. Damage was slight. When booked at headquarters pending arrival of a bondsman. Lebeekv had $791 in currency in his pockets. Local Man in Hospital After Car Strikes Pole Nicholas Hogan, 29. of 51 Sig-ourney Street, was taken to the Hartford Hospital early Monday morning after the car he was driving crashed into an electric light pole in front of 110 Washington Street. At the hospital. Hogan told Policeman Ray P. Kelly that "some-thlntc happened to me" as he was driving north on Washington Street at about 4:30 a. m. He lost consciousness momentarily, 1)C said, and the next thing he knew was the crash. Hognn was taken to the hospital by a passing motorist. Hospital authorities said ' he had injuries to his chest and right les. The pole was knocked down and the front of Hogan's car was badlv damaged. Policeman Kelly reported. Knights of Road Dine In Limestone Cave Carthage, Mo., Dec. 25. (AP.) Forty knights of the road gathered In a nearby limestone cave today for the fifth annual Christmas dinner of George Stump, widely known as "Bill Spivens mayor of Jungle Town." The reunion started with a breakfast of flapjacks, syrup, bacon, and coffee. For dinner, thpre was roast beef with all the trimmings and dessert. Reform School Boys Freed for Christmas North Chelmsford. Mass.. Dec. 25. (AP.) Eighty-two bovs allowed to leave the Middlesex County Training School for Christmas, mad? the honor system work'by reporting promptly at the institution today. They were allowed to depart for their homes without supervision last Friday. Christmas Observance Widespread Town Residents Celebrate With Greater Zest Than Has Been Noticeable for Many Years Glastonbury Christmas was observed by Glastonbury residents on Monday with greater zest than has been noticeable for many years. Every public social and civic function was stopped for the day. Families united for Christmas dinners and to exchange gifts. Elaborate preparations had been made at most homes this year for the observance. Merchants reported foodstuffs were bought in large quantities. Amusement places were deserted on Monday night. The business section was devoid of cars. Motorists were observed to slow their cars as they passed the new First Church of Christ. The portico and steeple have been floodlighted, creating a striking spectacle. Warning On Ice. A number of skaters have broken through the ice on skating ponds during the past two days. Skaters have been warned that the ice Is not safe where weeds are matted in the ice and where water is running under the ice. The ice on most of the still ponds was thick enough Sunday night to bear the weight of skaters. Chill winds on Sunday kept most people Indoors. Many skating parties are planned this week if the cold weather continues. Gas Bids Close Today, Bids on gasoline for town machinery will close today according to Donald H. Potter, first selectman. The Board of Selectmen recently requested bids for a six-montn period from January 1 on gasoline. The board stipulated that the station furnishing the gasoline must be located within a radius of one mile of the town garage on Hebron Avenue. Lights At Peak. Christmas lights were at their best on Christinas night. Judging of displays by the lighting committee of the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday and Thursday nichts.' Glastonbury residents were slow in getting started this year with displays but on Monday niKht there were more than in previous years. The chamber is offering two $5 prizes this year. One prize will gj to a home owner for the most attractive display and the other prlz.o will go to the business concern that has the best display. Judges are Donald Barrett. Lewis O. Kinne and Robert T Hutt. Activities Planned. Daskam Lodge of Masons will hold its annual installation meeting at the Masonic Hall. Station 33. on Wednesday at 8 p. m. The installation this year will be public. Representative Lewis O. Kinne. past master of the lodge, will be the installing officer and will be assisted bv Martin L. Roser, also a past master. Ernest Wardle of East Hartford who was chosen recently by the Glastonbury Welfare Commission as welfare supervisor in Glastonbury will meet with the commission at the Town Office Building on Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Eliza Bunce Tent. Daughters of Veterans, will hold its annual Christmas party at the Masonic Hall. Station 33, on Friday at 8 p. m. Gifts will be exchanged. Firit Churrh. Chairmen of the various committees arranging for the historical paceant of the new First Church of Christ will meet at the parsonage on Wednesday at 7:45 p. m. to discuss plans. The pap.eant will be presented during flic church dedication week that begins on January 7. The paueant will be called "Meeting Hoir-e Memories" and was written by Mrs. Russell McGown. wife of Rev. Russell McGown, pastor of the church. Notes. The funeral of Mrs. John Ditt-meyer of 190 Addison Road will bs held at St. James's Episcopal Cnurch today at 2 p. m. For best grades of Coal,. Coke, Fuel and Range Oil Phone 2377 Phelps Coal Co. Advt. YounT men interested in Joining: the CCC should make applications at the Town Office Building before January 1. according to Donald H. Potter, first selectman. The session of the Glastonbury Town Court that was postponed on Mondav night, will be held at the Town Olfice Building tonight. Patrick Tanjfncy, 61, Dies Of Burns Got Smoking Burned when his clothing caught fire while he was smokinu In hi oom at 221 Main Street November 10, Patrick Tangnev. 64, died at the Hartford Hospital early today tTii".sdayt. Ascending the stairway to the building in which Mr, Tancney lived late at right, William Kor.-lank. 26, who also lives In the same, room, investigated , and found Tangnev in a third-floor bathroom with his underclothing burning. The man was trying to extinguish, the fire with water from a faucet. Kozlank stripped the clothing from the burning man. The man, who was recoverlm? from a leg Injury, was believed to have gone to sleep while he was smokins. and that sparks from his pipe ignited papers in a basket nearby. Drivers Unabk to Settle Differences Arrested Mrs. Nlcollna Pacheco. 26, of 90 New Park Avenue and Frederick; Bcale. 48. of Middlcboro. Mass., couldnt settle their differences Mondav night after their automobiles collided at Asylum Street and Union Place. After listening to arguments by both drivers for a half hour. Policemen Robert H. Hayes and Henrv J. Dionne charged boih with reckless driving, and ordered them to appear in Police Court. Both cars were damaged somewhat in the mishap. Argentina is boosting taxes to meet wartime conditions.

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