Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on September 23, 1929 · 13
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THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, l!2l. 13 Diocesan Bureau Statistics Are Plain-Spoken Record Of How pther Half Lives Poverty, Old Ape, Illness, Desertion All Factors in Misfortunes Alleviated by Social Service Needy Families Given Assistance Destitute Children, Unemployed and Sick Cared For by Welfare Organization Activities Pathos, poverty, old age. Illness, deserted wives and children the whole sum of human misery lie behind the statistics compiled in the report of the. Diocesan Bureau of Social Service for the past eight months. There were 279 families under the care of the bureau on September 1 of which 108 were relief cases, 73 long time relief cases and 35 temporary relief cases. Sixty-seven children, left destitute bv reason of desertion and non-support, were cared for by the bureau. Fifteen others were looked after while one or both of their parents were in jail. Illness of the bread-winner in 28 families necessitated aid for 72 children, while 47 others from seven dif-feernt families managed to eke out an existence, with the assistance of the bureau, where the income was insufficient to provide a home, food and clothing. Employment Secured. With the cooperation of the bureau, the report discloses. 29 families where employment or underemployment is a major problem, kept themselves from destitution. Religious adjustments were made in 12 instances, cmplovment was secured for 105 persons and 23 families were removed from squalid homes to more livab'e quarters. Altogether there are 4fil children ; in these fam'jiei j.. ttrt! SC--"0l (( Hi 'rt sr.'? iveu;e-ir,'nde s selvji. l: iv, .-.Lou Hr.-'P4"d , ; f nr t ; ' - -ir .-cr.ooi . a-' ; r: '.' r i to V '-. -1 ! Collage, ''..-. "tcii uVaciirand 17 to the Times Farm. Ten children were entered in Scout, troops, and 21 in classes at the Settlement House. A total of 461 families have been under the care of the bureau the first eight months of this year, of which 160 were new families known to the organization for the firs', time. In cases of sickness, medical aid was secured for 242 persons. There were 3123 visits on or in behalf of these families, and 1942 office interviews. Child Wei rare Report. In the child welfare department on September 1 there were 226 cases, involving 303 children, cared for as follows: Children in foster homes. 127: in adoption home?, 17. in free home?. 18: in boarding homes. 90: in waze homes. 2. There were 77 children m inst tutions St, Aenes Home. 36: St Francis's Ornhan Acy!um. 19; St. John's School, 9; Polish Orphanage, ffvrn: House of Good Shepherd, three; -other institutions, thre?. For the months April to July, inclusive, a medical clinic was held at, the bureau one afternoon a week and 115 children were givsn thorough physical examinations by doctors who Kenerouslv contr.buted their services. They were Dr. Cnarle.s O'Neill, Dr. Francis L. DePasquale and Dr. JanK' E. Carroll. From January 1 to September 1 the Diocesan Bureau lias had under it- supervision 320 cases. Involving 426 children. Of this number 51 were new ca.se.s, involving 62 children. Records show that 8064 days care wa' given to children in free homes, 22,-645 days care to children in boarding homes." and 18.100 days care to children in institutions. Miss Rosemary Broughrl. a visitor in the family welfare department.; was given an extended vacation leave j of fix weeks in order that she might I afend the summer course at the New! York School ef Social Work. j Vacancies Filled. During the summer two substitute i workers were taken on for the v'aca-! tion period M ss Doris McKean of j Hartford and Miss Jane O'Neill oi i New Haven, both graduates of A!-! bertus Magnus College. In Sep;em- j ber these two young women were: awarded rcholarships to the National; Catholic School of Social Service in ! Washington bv the Connecticut Coun-; ril of Catholic Women. On August; 1 Miss Margaret L. O'Brien was add-' ed to the staff as case supervisor. : Miss Anne Cumminer.- and M ss Marr ' Irwin were also added to the staff to; fill vacancies. i The Diocesan Bureau of Social ; Service is on" of the member a?cn-1 cies ef the Hartford Community! Chest, and the members of the ad- i visorv hoard have pledged their sup- j port to the Chest in the ominj eam-i raign. Rt. Rev. Maurice F. McAuliffe. : who was present at a recent mre.ing of the advisory board, voiced his an- : pre ciat ion at the work of the Com-mun'tv Ch" t and encouraged the mrmbers f lend their rooiw ration t ili? Chest, in all its activities, j W. F Duffy, 18, Dies ! After Heart Attack Stricken with a heart attack while returning bv automobi.e from Moo- du.s. where he had been spending the week-end. William F. Duffy. 48. of 87 t Fdwarri.s Sireet. did early Sundav evening ,-hortly after he had entered the cffire of Dr. Gideon C. Segur oi ! We'hrrsfie'd. Mr. Duffy was returning frem a ' fishing trp in M tod us and was a ; passs: rtr ;n his son-in-law's car t?-cither 'with another mmbT of h's frmiiv. He was first taken ill in Haddam but feeling ?onief hat v-1 evc-i h eori'nuerl on hi" wav to this citv when re was again stricken in Wethersf irid. Ke v:a born m Oieh'or. Mass.. end was emnloved at the Hertford iFire Insurance Company. Mr. Duffy was a Spanish-American War veteran. F.rs'ries his wife. Mrs Harriet I. Dull", he 'eaves two daughters, Dorothy May Duffy of Hartford, and Mrs. Mildred Reidel of Glastonbury; a son. Francis nuffy of Hartford; a sraridon. Rnvnimd Rieriel.-Jr.. a si--ter. Mrs. Mary Carey of Pawtucke. R. I. and a bro'hT. Jerries Duffv of M;li'erd. Ma". The funerai wi'l h- hrld ftir.eral hrne nf Morr . on W. Jihn-7ii vh--v Avenue. at a time U be aaapuccsi laver. Auto Driver Arrested On Negligence Charge ' As the re.nj'.t of an accident Sun-, day morning when Mildred Neuman, ; 15. of 89 Oiendale Avenue, was hit bv an automobile and .slightly injured : at Albany Avenue and Main Street. ! Wyley D. Glass of 404 Bellevue I Street, driver of the car, was arrest - ed on a charge of driving an automo-' bile with detective brakes. Detective John J. McKiernan and Policeman 1 Samuel Weinstein investigated. Th girl was treated for bruises at the j vol.ee emergency hospital. jWrisT Watch i Legion Gift To Carleton j Scoutmaster of Troop No. I 8 Honored At Theater 1 Party Wilson Scouts ; Present 1 Windsor c . Scoutmaster Lawrence S. Carleton of Troop No. 8 of the Windsor Boy Scouts was given a wrist watch bv the Gray-Dickinson Past, No. 59. American Legion at the Legion motion picture show Saturday evening at the Tunxis Theater. Commander Ernest F. Wagner read a resolution framed by the post expressing the appreciation of the town a.s a whole as well as the post for Mr. Carleton's coiiMuui ufvuiion ana tireies-'i eiiort in tx'haif of the Boy Scout activities in town. Both the Windsor and the Wilscn troops of scouts were present. .Mrs. George T. Whitten. Mrs. George T. Whitten, 63, of 85 Pleasant Street, died early Saturday evening at her home. Before her marriage she was Miss Mary Elizabeth Hemenway of Barre, Mass., and the burial service will be there i. 11 a. m. Tuesday. The family has ; ved in Windsor for the la.st six ?ars, having moved here from Hart-''ird. where Mrs. Whitten was a member of the Fourth Congregation-.. Church. Besides her husband she tves a son. Raymond D. Whitten, o of Windsor, and two sisters, Mrs. Edward M. Woodward and Mrs. Arthur E. Gowetz. both of Worcester, Mass., and two brothers. Herbert D. Hemenway of Holden, Mass., and Charles P, Hemenway of Natick, Mass. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Ruscoe Nelson at her home at 4 p. m. today. Promotion Day. Sunday was promotion dav at the Grace Church Sunday School, and a good sized class was advanced from the inf.int class to first grade work. Six new teachers have volunteered their services for classes. Mrs. Edward E. Ives. Miss Jane McCormick and James Bissell. all of Broad Street. Miss Naomi Pomeroy of Hayden Avenue. Miss Louisa Primeroy of Bloom-field Avenue and Mrs. Paul L. Dole of Palisario Avenue. Wedding Invitations Out. Invitations have been issued bv Mr and Ms. Carlan H. Goslee of 112 Maple Avenue to the wedding of their oldest daughter. Miss Eleanor Em"-line Goslee, to George Sumner Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bailey of Worcester, Mass.. on Saturdav, October 5. at 4 o'clock, in Grace Church, Windsor. Miss Goslee is m the home office of ths Aetna Fire Insurance Company, and Mr. Bailey :s in the right of way division of the State Hignway Department, and is now statianrd in Noiwalk, where they will make their home after the wtd-duiir. Kvd Cross Meeting. The officers and directors of the Windsor branch of the American Red Cross will hold an important meeting Tuesday at 8 p. m., at tne Town Hall. Win Prize Saturday. The Guard Girls' team of Orpah Rebekah Lodge, No. 60, I. O. O. F., was awarded second prize in the competitive drill held Saturday afternoon at Charter Oak Park. Teachers' Meeting. The teachers and officers of the Sunday school of the Trinity Methodist Ciiurch will meet Tuesday, at 8 1). m., at the home of the superintendent, John Lee Brooks .on Park Avenue to make plans lor Rally Day, and the work of the winter. Special Music. Mrs. A. Theodore Anderson, pianist and William E. Prout, violinist rendered several special selections at the open hou.- of the Windsor Historical Society, Saturday evening at tne Waiter Fyier Homestead. Mrs. A. G. Dugan. Jr.. official hostess of the so-c ei y. and Miss Jones, a college classmate from Hartford, dressed in oid-fashioned costume to act as hostesses lor the garden party. Notes. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Clark of Loomis Avenue are taking a two weeks' trip which will include a visit to their daughter. Mrs. Oliver M. Hayden. at her home in Wilmington, Del. and a stay in Atlantic City. t G. Samson, who has been vis t-ing at tlie home of Mr. and Mrs. dunes A McCabe of Maple Avenue has re-turned to his home in Boston. itiilph Fontaine, the mail carrier in the northern halt of the Windsor Fire District, recently returned lrom a week's vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Walter DeMoulpled of Broad Street have been taken an automobile trip through the WTllte Mountains. Professor Harry Clark Barber, foimerly of Windsor, but now a member of the faculty of the Ph Hips Academy. Fxeter. rJ. H.. has returned to the school after a short visit in town. He took back with him for a we?',;'?, visit his mother Mrs. Strong H. Barber and his sister. Miss My Barber both of Pleasant Street. His brother. Kenneth Barber, also of Pleasant Street, with Mrs. Barbrr. wiii dnve up this week-end to bring th'm back. For saie. several p eres of furniture. Blue S.imgie Tearoom Advt. Honor Lincoln's Mother At Memorial Exercises Key.-.er. W. Va.. Sept. 22. AP.i A thousand persons gathered at Doli's Gap. near here todav to aid in per-petuatmz the historical eminrneo of .'-tsr.v i. anks, motlKr of Abraham i Lmro'n. j Tr,f o-5-in wa 'he riediea'nn r' i th eri'ind on Wmrh sv.d the cabin I a!?nr: M'.ke'? R-ir m M.rt"ral Coun'" ! 1:1 v.r.icii J.Irs. L:iizd'ji was born. ' I Rloomfield Man Held For Drunken Driving Charged with operating an automobile while under the influence of liquor, Roland Canns of 9 Marian Street. Bloomfield, will be arraigned in Police Court today. He was arrested Sundav afternoon by Pohce-man Charles Dobnirk and examined bv Dr. George C. Finlev who pronounced the accused unfit to drive a car. Canns. who was alleged to hav? traveled down Tower Avenue at a speed exceeding 40 miles an hour, told police he had taken one drink of w.r.e. Meech Will Speak Upon Charter Bill West Hartford Man Will Explain District Plan lo Parent-Teacher Association Todav Wethersfield !3- Announcement, was made Sunday evening by Mrs. Seymour E. Wi -liaras, president of tho 'Wethersf eld Parent-Teacher A sociation. that rx-Senator Huntington P. Meech of West Hartford has been secured to speak at the opening; meeting of the association in the Wethersfield High School hall this evening at, 8 p. m. His topic wl.l be the Metropolitan District plan. The speaker was secured by Representative Kenneth F. Cramer, chairman of the program committee. This meeting will be open to all and Mrs. Williams urges a.l that are interested in the Metropolitan Dis- i trict plan to attend. Wethersfield voters will vote tor or against tne plan on October 7. Following the talk a short business meeting and social hour will be held to give the teachers of the Wethersfield sclioos an opportunity to become acqua.nted with parents and their friends. Danq ng will be held with music furnished by Merrill Canfieid's Orchestra. Change Time of Service. Rev. Albert Morris, rector of Trinity Church, has announced that the time of the morning church service has been changed from 10:30 a. m. to 11 n. m. The church school opened Sunday under the direction of Miss Helen R. Stevens, director cl religious educat on of the Connecticut Episcopal Dioeere. The church school will meet at 9:30 a. m: each Sunday. Miss Stevens will directly supervise the church school until a superintendent Is obtained. Once a month she will meet with the teachers to give instruction. Free-Wlll Supper. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Ep'scopal Church will give a supper in the chapel of the chuicn Tuesday evening. September 24, at 6 o'clock. The committee in charge of I the supper consists of Mrs. James Bell, Mrs. Colin Barbour, Mrs. George Diem, and Mrs. Grace Johnson. Mrs. Fred Fiske is in charge of the dining room. Bell-Huntington Marriage. Mr. and Mrs. James Bell of River Road have announced the . coming marrir.se. of their daughter, M ss Doris Bell, to Raymond Huntington, son of Mr. and Mrs, Edward F. Huntington of Hazel Street, Hartford, on October 19. A blue kitchen shower was given last, week by Miss Olive Bell in honor of her sister. Miss Doris Bell, at the home of Mrs. F. O. Norris of Baltimore Street. Hartford. Twenty guests were present. Wethersfield Garden Club. The Wethersfield Garden Club will meet this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Dudley Wells on Wells Koad. S imuel Dein im. ure.sidjnt of til'' Connecticut Horticultural Society w.l! address the group at U'lis time on "Fall Activities." Notes. The Efiworth League of tho Methodist Church will hold a public, food sale and card party in the chapel ol the church Friday, September 27, at 8 p. m. The Fellowcraft Club Hospitality Lodge and the Blastern Star will hold a joint bridge in the Masonic Temple Monday. October 7. Girl Scout Troop No. 1 will meet this afternoon in Room 13 of the Center School. Each girl is asked to bring equipment for sewing. Wethersfield Grange will hold Its regular meeting in the Grange Hall Tuesday evening, September 24, at 8 o'cloc. The Social Star of the Eastern Star will meet at the home of Mis. Adam Quancit of 16 Morrison Avenue Tuesday, September 24. at 7:30 p. m Mrs Mary E. Welles, president of the Wethersfield W. C. T. U. is attending the naiional convention at Indianapolis. Miss Evelyn Hartman of Wilcox Street is spending a few days in Washington. D. C. Douglas Wilkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wilkinson of Church Street has returnee! to Boston University, after spending the summer with his parents. Two Women Arrested After Stabbing Affray; Youth in Hospital Ellis More-land. 19. of 33 Mahl Avenue, Is in the Hartford Hospital with stab wounds in his the.-,t and left shoulder and with badly mutilated no.-e and lips as a result, of an atfrav early Siinciuy morning in front of a rcstaurs-nt on Canton Street. An argument between the wounded man and Marv Thompson and Aiic" Neal. of 20 Warren Street, end";! when the women, according to the police, drew knives and stabbed the youth. The women are bcir.c held on charges of assault with eiangprois weapons, -ic-ordine to neierMve Sergeant Isshc Kroopneck who. with Detective John T. Langri-h and Supernumerary Policeman Jinn F. Coush-!m. inve.stiga'ed the affair. Two other men. Burt John-on of 47 Bell"ru S-ree? and Jeffrey Wa'lcr '; 20 Warren Street., also " ailesed to have partiripatid in the brawl. a- held on- charges of breach of h ry-aco. Moreland's condition at the hospital was said to be nor. critical. Fat Love Wins in Air Circus Race Kansas Citv, Mo., S':;t. 22 AP.i Pat. Love. Richmond. Ind , landed at Fairfax airpo-r at 3 24 p. m . ta-lay. leading four pilot who- completed a c reu'.ar rae through Kansas ani M:-.-sri in the opening r'-opt of tbo Irvrna'ier Air C.re:,-'h;ch began rre v,"'Trv-' atid s jr'r.edul'd o continue .nrcu7h nex' Chrysanthemums From t, v-.. 5 s v 5, (Courant Photo These chrysanthemums, stored in a special refrigerator at the florist shop of George Lane, arrived in Hartford Saturday from California. The flowers, the first to b- shipped from California this season, were the object of special attention on the entire rente from San Francisco. Strand Has Fine Show In Colors 'Cold Diggers of Broadway' lias Smashing Climax Winnie Lightncr Steals Picture "The Gold Diggers of Broadway" have staked out a cla'm at th" Strand this week and have strur',; a iich vein of precious' entertainment metal. Here is the Avcry-Hopwood-David Bc'.asco-Ina C'.aire farce of several seasons ago all tricked out in a lavish new dress that almost makes ;t unrecognizable as an old f.iend. Here Is the Avery Hopwosd-David to the fastest and almost colorful climax that we have sec.i since the advent of the talkies. We saw "Gold Diggers'' at a midnight preview Friday night when there were not more than 2,i or 30 persons scattered ihrough the theater. Admittedly it is difficult to gauge the value of a picture under such circumstances; one should see a picture with a full house in attendance to get the real aud.ence reaction But when the picture built up t3 its smashing, whirlwind climax we we:e amazed to suddenly find ourself s.t-ting on the edge of our seat applauding enthusiastically. We looked around us and every one of that small audience watching the screening was doing exactly the same tiling. We would ask no better guar-an.ee of worth than this for, with the single exception of the prev.ew of "Tiie Cock Eyed World" a few weeks ago. we have never before seen a preview audience warm to a picture .sufficiently to be moved to applause. "Gold Diggers of Broadway" is the second all-talking, technicolor extravaganza to be released by Warner Brothers and Is a vast improvement over "On With the Show " its predecessor. It is staged in the best musical comeely manner and even goes the musical comedy field one better in lavlshness of sets and production. True, it has its dreary stretches but who ever saw a musical comedy without them? In "Gold Diggers" these few slow scenes are more than offset by the many highly entertaining sequences to be seen in its unreeling. The musical score is well above the average of other revusical talkies :o date and we have no hesitancy in predicting that "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine," and "Tiptoe Throtuh the Tulips" will soon be among the country's maior radio evils. "Gold Diggers" is also distinguished by as nice a bit of grand larcenv as w? have had the pleasure to see in many a day. Miss Winn.e Ligh'-ner. a welcome recruit, from the fold of George White's "Scandals." is responsible for the piracy, stealing the show with a minimum of effort from such splendid revue performers ist Ann Pennington, Nick Lucas. Li'yan Tashman and Nancy Welford. Miss Lightner is not what might be described a.s a subtle comedienne She is distinctly lowbrow but you'll i have a grand time laughing at her i forjlerles if you will just park yo.ir old Yankee conservatism behind the' clock on the mantle before you set ! out to see "Gold Diggers." j Nick Lucas docs the heavy ballad work in the showin fact he is used so often that he begins to become wearisome after his fir::t half doz'-n numbers. And delightful little Ann Pennington is a.s entrancing as ever in her lew opportunities to hypno-' t.e with her twinkling !et. If "Gold Diggers" had no other j claim on our interest it would linger j long in our memory as the first pl.t-' ture in which we have ever seen Con-! way Tmrie act, like a human being. I Mr. Tearle contributes nr" of the! h'E'n spo; in the performance in that rleiicrh'ful srn wherein he skat rkilif'illv r er the th-n jrn that se,i-era'es 'ipslness from drunkem'-,. Her0 is a nw and a delightful Coi-a" Tear'e. Oh 'es. as though "Gold Diiger;" was rot enough for one afternoon or rvemr.iT. Manager F.nn has booked1 in a rr.or' comedy art. fra'urntr El! Rrenr:. 'he Swede comic of "Trie : Cs-k Eved World," Nuff f.a'd! j A. J. D. Cilueck Finds Crime j Very I'ig Problem j Toronto. Sept. 22 ' AP i Sh'-idon I Glueck. of the facility of Harvard! j Un;-er.-,'v Law School, told the: i Aiti'nnn Pri;-on Congress here yes- I , tcrjav 'hi' t'r.e problem of crime in ' i -hp t'ni'ed P'i"-- ;- more fa- .-ra"h- i .n? t '!)! -n Dcnoloersts bv i IrcirnctL 1 California For Trumbull-Coolidgc :.,, "wi J St. -Johns Church Receives Two New Memorial Windows Two memorial stained glass windows have b en inst uled i.-ccntly in St. John's Chinch. 1-armitigton Avenue, and their acceptaiu-e has beon lormaily noted by the rector, Rev. William T. HJOjier. A window on the east aisle has be?n given by Mr. and Mrs. Horace Grant, in memory of their son, Horace Grant, Jr. The window, representing a conventional figure of St. Luke, bears the Inscription "In Lovmg Memory of Horace Grant. Jr. Feburary 24, mil-Feb-ruarv 27, 1924." and also tho words from the Chrirtmas carol "Silent Night," "Sleep jn Heavenly Pear?." The other memorial a lancet window nl the north end of the west aisle, was given by Richard E. Bulkelcy in memorv of his mother. It Is a representation of St. Christopher carrying a child, but departs from the conventional representation of an elder'y person. A rich scarlet is I he dominant color in both windows, which wen made by James Powttll and Son of London. England. Fast Revue Is Feature At Capitol 'Indian Summer Best of Presentations This Season William Haines in 'Speedway' "Indian Summer" ts the best Fan-chon firJ Marco tuut that has been booked into the Capitol so far this feiison. With Betty Lou Webb presiding in an eiigaglng fashion as master of .erem-mies end with Worthy Hills and Bill Jone.t aliernatfly wielding the baton in direction ol the hou;e orchestra wnich is working on the stage with the unit tills week, tiie stage stiow moves along at a fasU r clip than have any ol the previous presenfa linns. Muriel Stryker, the dancer who created a sensation by doing a routine with her body entirely covered with a bronw paint in the Ziegfeld "Follies" a few seasons ago, does the same bronze dancs as a climax to the current miniature revue. McDonald and Dayton offer as hilarious an interlude of rough and tumble comedy as 4his reviewer has seen in many a day. Lillian Price easily captures her shnre of the honors with her impersonation of Fannie Br ice doing her "Oi, Oi. I'm an Indian" number and Chief Eagle Feather, resplendent in a pure white Indian costume, does some intricate tap dancing routines. Gaim s Brothers are one of the features ol the unit and earn every bit. of their applause for the whirlwind acrobatic routine that they present, and Victor Valente. is pleasing in his song numbers. Ail of these features, et, ngHini-t the colorful background provided by the well-costumed ana well-trained F.m-chon and Marco ballet, provide almost an hour of solid entertainment Mich as has not graced the Capitol stage for many weeks. On the screen William Haines is featured in "Speedway," a thrilling story of automobile racers which vas filmed against the authentic oack-ground of the famous Indianapolis track during the 5)0 mile racing classic last Decoration Day. Haines plays in his u.ual wi-e-crd-cking manner for com-dy. "Sjierd-wav" has no talking ..equcnce.s but lixj a synchronized .".core and sound ef lefts, Pal ticultiriy ellective were the shuts taken at the track showing the power! ul little sint'le-seated racing ars roaring around the track and recording the f uii-thruated drone of their -motor-;. Anita Page, piaving the feminine lead as an aviator, and Haine,; provide a punch for moviegoers in a thrilling airplane cra.-h and parachute jump and the racing scenes fhew several .shots of daredevil crar.k-ups. Ernest, Terrene" does gold charact-r work es a vetran rar.ni- driver and Karl Dane provides comedy relief, as dry;-. Polly Moran. J'hn Mi!.an phy& the villain in a plea-.lrg sinister manner. The current isi:e of Fox Movietone News, with some thirst-arousing scene.", from Pari:-, and other short subjects complete a program at the Canitol which we think is well worth seeing. A. J. D. Kiwanians In Maine. Poland Spring. Me.. Sept 22. 'AP.i The uvrlf'h annual convention of the New England District of Kiwanis Clubs. omprislnst eight d;viions from all New England ytatAs excp' Vermin, opened here today De2a'e arrivrd hroutrbou the da.' tn preparation for a general a.v'mblv '.emorrow. Wedding Today A Two Heroes Share Honor With York Sergeant Hernard Early, New Haven and Otis II. Meriwether, Bridgeport to Attend Reunion New Haven. Sept.. 22.-S tcclal.) Among the three men who share with Sergeant Alvin C. York the honor of partlc'pating in one of the most hetotr episodes of the World War are two Connjctlcut residents. Sergeant Bernard Elarly, of this city and Otis B, Merlthcw, of Bridgeport, who enlisted under the nnma of William U. Cutting. Mcruhew's identity has only Just been disclosed to the public. It came about when York and his six surviving comrades were invited by the Army War College to go to Washington October 4 for their first reunion since the war and to attend the annual military exiositton at the war college. The whereabouts of three of the men are not known and their invitations were returned to Washington unopened. Unlisted as 'Cutting.' When Merithw received his he was work.ng as an employee of tne Brook-iine (Miss.) Highway Department and he approrched his superintendent, Darnel Lacy, with a request for time off. Asked the reason, according to the A& oclaled Press, he reluctantly produced a letter from the war collcga inviting him to the exposition. It was then revealed that Merithew and Corporal William B, Cutting, as he is mentioned in Sergeant York's book, are one and the fame Mrson. Wounded, he fought beside the sergeant on tiie day when they killed 29 Germans and capturcxl 132. Merithew said he had enlisted In the Army under an assumed name "for no particular reason." He was living nt that time in Bridgeport. After the war, he wrote the War Department giving his true name, but he never made a publjn explanation until yesterday, Honor. A trick of fate turned the spotlight of publicity and Rlory away from Early and full upon York after the exploit. York went back to Tennessee hailed as the greatest Individual hero of the war and York didn't deny it. Later evidence, however, showed that Early was entitled jo Just a.s murh honor. Early was InVommand of the outfit, composed mostly of Ncw Englanders, which took part in the attack and capture ot 'he 132 Germans. He was wounded during the engagement and York took command, leturning with the prisoners to the rear of the American lines. An American magazine writer jumped at the opportunity presented for producing just fuch nn individual hero of the war as the American public had been ; looking. York's failure to accept an invlla-j t'on lo speak In this city, the home of his erstwhile fighting companion. i.h.k.i-11 n. an indication mat, ne : j felt the honors he received should i ; have heen shared with F.arlv. At anv j rat, Earlv, who returned from the I war too ill to work, disputed York's j claim and was supported bv many former ferviee men who were ar- quainted with the facts. j Main Street Lodger I Is Killed by das! i Michael Larkln, 55, lodger at 151 1 i Mum Street, was found dead In his I : room Sunday shortly after 5 p. m I i Medical Examiner Henry N. Coslello ! examined the body and pronounced ' death due to accidental death by gas i ; poisoning. j ! The death was discovered by P ter! ! Jordan, a lodger in the house, who ' ! wa.s awakened 0j the smell of gas at, ; j 5 p. m., broke irjo Larkin's rooi.n j : and discovered the victim lying on j j his bed. A gas stove, upon which i I food had heen cooking, was found -o ' 1 have its Jets wide open. The tube ! I connecting to the gas main was d:s- I i connected, and the worn and split i j connection lradinz to the conclusion i (that, it had fallen off affpr the ga.s ' . had been lighted. ' Traffic Poiiepman Kenneth C. Allen : w?..s notified and in turn h notified i , police headquarter, ivtf ctive C. .1. i , Cunningham investigated and located Larkin'.i family at 205 Manle Avenue. : i The b-idy wa.s taken to Dillorfs fu- ! neral home, 53 Main Street, j B"sides his wife. Mrs. Margaret j ! Larkiri. the victim leaves five duugh- ers. Mrs. Mac L. Emmtt, Mrs. i i Theresa McNally. Mrs. William Mead, I R )S" H. Larkln and Marguerite C. ; Larkln. all of Hartford: two sisters, : Mrs. Jo:eph Quinn and M;.v Anna Larkin both of New York, and four erandehildren. Funeral rrangemen'3 will be an- 1 jioaaccd later. " . uni:.'' vs,,e X '.W ' 1 Two Automobiles Burned; Six Others In Crashes Injuring Two Persons o Weather 0: Government Forecast. Eastern New York: Generally fair j Monday and Tuesday except possibly i occasional showers in extreme Snutn j portion slightly warmer in north por- tion Monday. j Northern New England Fair Mon- day and probably Tuesday somewhat j warmer Monday. Southern New England: Mostly rloudv Monday and Tuesday, uroba- bly occasional showers in extreme j south portion, not much change in j temierture. I'ountry-Wlile Condition. Washington, Pept. 22, tAP.i The disturbance off the South Atlantic Coast ts still of sliRht Intensity and it is apparently moving very slowly northward with rrnter about two hundred miles off the South' Carohan Const. Pressure is still quite high but fall-1113 slowly from the Lake Hcgiou and the Ohio Valley eastward to the northern Hudson Buy. The disturbance oif the South Atlantic Coast will likely cause occasional showers Monday and Tuesday in the Atlantic states as far north as the Southern New England Coast, otherwise the weather will remain fair east of the Mississippi River during the next two days. The temperature will rise slowly in northern New York and Northern New Eng-lana. ' Rrpnrls I'rnm Other 'llle. Taltrr. p m. ilSth Mcr, Timel Yesterday Sept. 22, l!l2t. i Ther- Hn- Ir. Weather mum. win. I", Ahllene. tr ia 2 07 .Monnv, tr Ml 3IM AUaiille City, cldv W 30 3 T Hiork l.slHiirt, ui cltly .. M :iim I'.oxlon, rlrty M '' HllllHlo. r!r t"il M 3il t hiirif-sion. cldy M :w u4 .01 ChU HKO. nr 'U a" Cliirinnalt, clr l .30.24 Univer, mill 78 21171) f Detroit, rlr .'"B :) M luiUiih, r.tr t 2t)'ia T Ualvedton. clr 7 3lt.m Hetfim. Il- M 2!l M .; ,lekonvlll. rlrty 3 30 02 , U Kanm ('ll', clr 7H MM Knnxvllle, pt cldy 70 HO 14 l,oulvllle, rlr 30 2') I.ns AnBflrn. clr 20 B'! Mmpln. clr 7rt 30 oa MonlKOinery, cldy 10 .'HI 10 Montrml. clr t.'. 3d 44 Nnllirkt, cldy M 3.) 44 New Orlennjt. clr 74 20 HH New llAven. pt rldy ... 5S 3D 4R New Vnrli, pt cldy M 30 44 Norlhtleld, clr 42 30 .14 Norfolk, cldy M 30 IS .01 PlillBdf lph.1, cldy 00 30.40 PHUhurBh. clr ! 30 31 Portland, Me., clr 311 .Ml Portland, Ore., r ,. M 29 01 .04 yueliee. clr M 30 40 fit. Loula. clr 74 30 19 Tampa, cldy 72 20 02 .24 Wiuhlngtoii, cldy GO 30 3B l.oral Weather Hrnorl. Bl-Dally MeteoroloKlcal Observatlona, Hartford, Conn., Sept. 22, 19r. Barometer 30 5 30 49 Temperature idesrrrea F.I ,. 44 Hew Poln' idesireea P i S5 Relative Humidity t'tl ..... 72 State of Weather ...Ptrldy Direction ot Wind ., N lall.y Summary. Rltheat Temp t.oweat Temp Mean Temo ,, Normal Temp Total Precipitation paat 21 hours .. 4 42 05 Clr E M f2 m Note. Wtheet Temp, oeeiirred at 5 00 p. m. Tiweet Temp occurred at S 45 a. m, Finn rlea at 5 'S a. m. Hun et at S 40 p. m Thla dale laet year, HlKlie.st Temp, Thla date last yar. Lowest Temp, 50. Auto Mania, Vehlrle lampa inimt be Inter than tl Id p. m. IlKllteiJ not 'Student Prince Players Heard In mCProgram Old Hcidclbcrjr Songs Presented in Special Radio Broadcast Members of the "Student Prince" company, playing at Parsons' Theater the first three days of $h!s week presented as enjoyable programs of pongs and comedy skits over radio Station WTIC Sunday night. The rollicking "Drinking Song" and the famous "Marching Bong ' of Old Heidelberg were high spots of the program, which began at 9:15 and lasted until 9:45. Ieo Stark, principal comedian of the cast, was in charge of the program. Inc'udd on the program were "The Student Serenade," a duet by the Prince and Kathle, "Deep in My Heart Dear,'' and the military number "Just We Two'' from the third act. The program ended by repeating the "Drinking Song." James F. Clancy, manager of the station, sa'dthe response of the radio audience was enthusiastic. Sixtv members of the cast, including all the principals and E. J. Carpenter, director of the show, were at the studio of Station WTIC. More than 40 voices were heard during the program. County Choral Society Plans For Presentation !'a1ctu'er- at ' Lime church Around , , . , , t 1 lie Corner. They had planned to saUl The Hartford Coun y Choral ana 0 UlP B ,tfc , a wedding trip siircoanS: "rVr1 tional Church, Sunday afternoon at i caucl.oti after Miss V achter and her 2:30 o'clock. Ail singers, active mem- j la'Jier had waited In vain for Peter-; hers of the chorus and orchestra, a.s ! son to appear. Friends of Peterson well as people interested in the so- j were at a loss to explain his dlsap-i ciety's work have been invited to at- pcarance and one even advanced the ""l- , , . . , , theory that he had .met with foul' ehSus in"- P'ay. There nothing tonight W crease th.s number to at least ioo ; bar out this theory, howev::. members. Balfe's "Bohemian Girl," j an op-ra which has not been ung;XeV Haven' Revenues here for some time, will be present-sd T , . . , bv the society, following a long re- Increased in AUgUSC hearsal of the difficult opera. It will v, uji-en rnnn Rpnt- 93ap be giv-n ,ome time in January, 1030. .FiUoyr3 at the Bulkcley High School audi- for tn Npw Yorki Npw Haven anc, lor.um .Hartford Hailrcad. given out tonight For the past eight years, th" mn?i-i t,10Vd tha. ln(l total opcratin, cai organization has been giving pro- venue was $12,591,105 as compared grams of this kind. Their "Feast ol wjth $11.898 649 in August a vear ago. Adonis, presented last year at thc.jThe net was $3,271,281 as compared Bulkelcy High School, was well re- witn $2,857,116. and the net after ceived here, dramatic critics giving ; charges was $2,311,554 as against $1.-, favorable accounts of the society's 857,736. The surplus after guarantees presentation. land preferred dividends was $2,044,- Oeorge E. Westbrook Is president 1 729. as compared with $1,497,568. of the organization and George cur- For the eight months of 1929 the, tis Munson is the conductor. Inc'.ud- j gross operating revenues were $91.-ed among the soloists are Maurice 863.163 as against $89,288,004: the net Wallen. tenor, Charles Bradford ; operating income $20,213,377 as Beach, baritone and Mrs. Evangeline 'against. J16.240.902: th? net after Ludlngton, soprano, who ts alo ec- i rhargev $12,193,341 as compared with, retary "f the socirty, Miss Florence i $7. 4?0.681. and suruhis M .173.706 m Brindlcy is aisUtant sccrctsrv. 'against $1539,033 In'crior of riainville Man's Coupe Damaged by Flames Second Similar lilazc Pedestrian, 61, Knocked Down j j T- c1 . 1 W Accidents On Stanley Street Within 10 Min utesGirl, 8, Slightly Hurt by Auto New Britain, Sept. 22. (Special.) Two automobiles ourned and six others fhtured in four acctdents alon? the city's streets during Sunday. In the accidents two persons were hurt sufficiently to need medical attention and one driver will be presented in Police Court Monday for having bad brakes. Albert Knllenborh of Cedar Street, Plnmville. lost further use of his topcoat and incurred a heavy bill for auto repairs when his machine, left outside in the cold on Fairvlew Street, while he was seeing a young woman home, rauirht fire. Cushions, sides and top of ths coupe were burned and Rlass in its windows was broken when efforts were made to put th3 blaze out. Kallenbnch used his topcoat, to whip out some of the flames. Oth?.-s who helped him used pails of wat?r nuns tnrougn the broken windows. When the fire was over, Kallenbacrt sought a telephone through which to ask friends in Plnlnville to tow hto machine home. The phone he picked at. abiait 3 a, m. was in the home .f Deputy Chief Kugcne Barnes of tho (Ire department. When the deputy chief a.ked Kallenbach why he hail not called firemen to help him save his car he said he had been a lire-man himself once and thought he could hand'e the blaze. : About th time that Kallenbach's car first began to smoulder, another mnrhlne parked in front of 90 Grand Street near the New Britain Gener.il Hospital was in flames. It wai ownel by Sam Naples. Firemen who wre called extinguished the blazs. The damage was extensive. Girl, 8, Hit By Car. Helen Depenlan, 8, of 166 Hartford Avenue, was knocked down near her home by an automobile driven bv William H. Kupfer of 17 Eonnr Street Sunday morning. She dashed out from behind some parked automobiles as the auto was artvlnu south on the avenue. Kupfer swerved sharply to the right and almost succeeded in avoiding her. The left s!d3 of his front fender touched her, however, and tumbled her to the street. She had only scratches on the lejr and one arm. Jerry Kelly, 61. of 1G2 Mai Street was more seriously hurt late Saturday niRht when he attempted to duct throujth traffic on the west side of Central Park, Ho was knocked down by an auto driven bv Henrv Zemko ef 13U Smith Street. The driver had him attended bv Dr. David P. Was-kowltz who sent him to the hospital to have an injury to hla shoulder studied and (trended. Two accidents occurred on Stan-Vv stre?t late Sundav afternoon, bolh happening within 10 minutes of eich other and alss within a radius cf about 10 feet. Howard L. Hmrord of 93 S3utli nurrltt Street, driving north on Stanley, halted suddenly for the traffic Iltrhts at the intersection or Allen. Richard HotchMss of 31 Lincoln Street was driving behind him. Hotchkiss could riot stop his car in, time and bumped into Hanford's When Policeman Louis Harper examined brakes on the Hotchklss car lit found them faulty and arrested the driver. Just as this ca? was being cleared im. Henry j. HaUlng 0f 21 Roberts street tried what many another motorist hBs tried, that is. to pass between a trolley and a parked automobile. He failed. Hub caps clicked and the one on Hat.slng's machine tumbled off. His fender also damaged the parked car slightly. ThLi machine was owned bv Harry J. Halt of 136 Ever green Avenue, Hartford. Policeman Harper made no arrest. Woman Screams: Car Flees. As Policeman J. W. Riley patrolled his heat on Elm Street Saturday j night he noticed a car swing from Elm into North and park near the! corner of the Pararll Soon he heard a girl's screams Issuing from the automobile. Immediately the Car started awnv aaain onz-l rfroio off rarldiv. The first car he could commandeer came along three minutes later. He got aboard and gavel chase out through the Clavron dts-J trict but was unable to find trace of the machine. . Groom's Disappearance Mystery to Friends New Britain, Sept, 22. (Special,) The whereabouts of Merwtn Peter-; son, of Berlin, who failed to appear, in New York Saturday for his mar-j riage to Miss Eurich Wachter, of this city, remained a mystery tonight, according to friends of the couple. Peterson, employed by a Hartford firm was to have been married to! Miss Wachter, daughter of a manti- V

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