Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on February 9, 1939 · 6
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Thursday, February 9, 1939
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THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1939. Miss Perkins Defends Self, Cites Record Secretary of Labor Appears Before House Group to Answer Impeachment Resolution Washington, Feb. 8. (AP.) Secretary Perkins defended her record of enforcement of immigration laws today in a personal appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Answering charges of negligence contained in an impeachment re?o-lution under consideration by the committee, the labor secretary said: "I feel confident that whether examined minutely or at large my record as Secretary of Labor will show a consistent purpose not merely to support the ideals of democracy, of orderly government and of freedom, but a purpose to assure all persons subject to the Government, whether citizen or alien, that those ideals are being carried forward in actual day-today practice. I have applied this to my administration of the immigration law and the case in point." The case in point apparently referred to deportation proceedings involving Harry Bridges, West Coast CIO leader, and Joseph Strecker. former Communist of Hot Springs, Ark. Impeachment Move. The impeachment resolution, introduced by Representative Thomas Republican. New Jersey, accused Miss Perkins; Gerald D. Reilly, Labor Department solicitor, and James L. Houghteling. immigration commissioner, of "high crimes and misdemeanors" for alleged failure to enforce the immigration laws i p gainst Bridges. Thomas contended that Bridges was an alien Communist and thus deportable. The Labor Department suspended proceedings until the Supreme Court decides whether Strecker shall be deported. Miss Perkins read a long statement to the committee, meeting in closed session. Discussing Communism, Miss Perkins declared she was not in accord with its principles. She said she found in its concepts the "neeation of that individual liberty" for which the United States must stand. The Communist Party of the United States, meanwhile, informed the Supreme Court that it did not b3-lieve in. advise, teach or advocate the overthrow of the Government by force or violence. The statement was made in a brief opposing the Labor Department's order directing deportation of Strecker. The brief, filed by the party as a friend of the court, disputed the- Government's contention that membership in the organization subjected an alien to deportation. Thomas contended that Bridges was an alien deportable under a 1918 statute and that the department tried to protect him by its course in the Strecker case. The latter, he argued, was not relevant. Denies Accusations. Miss Perkins denied a number of , accusations leveled against her, j among them that the department chose a "weak" case in appealing the Strecker litigation, that it had no legal right to appeal that decision and that she had failed to present all pertinent information to the Supreme Court. She told the committee the Bridges and Strecker cases were similar and that sound legal judgment demanded that the department suspend deportation proceedings against Bridges until the Supreme Court announces a decision in the Strecker case. "As I need hardly say to you," she said, "as Secretary of Labor 1 1 have no general commission or power to remove an alien merely because I believe him to be 'undesirable' or because he is believed to be or is in fact a labor agitator." Parkway Will .Connect With Stratfield Road Highway Commissioner William J. Cox indicated Wednesday that the Merritt Parkway will connect with the city of Bridgeport at Park Avenue in that city and with the Stratfield section at Stratfield Road. Residents of Stratfield have protested the linking of the Parkway and Stratfield Road, claiming that the latter is unfit to carry the probable heavy traffic which would result from such a juncture because it passes through a densely populated section and has many dangerous curves. Warren E. Munson, Jr., Ex-WDRC Announcer, Is Killed in N.Y. Crash Warren E. Munson, Jr., 32. of Schenectady, N. Y.. former WDRC announcer, was killed early Wednesday in Schenectady when his automobile collided with a truck trailer, according to the Associated Press. At WDRC it was learned that Mr. Munson had been an announcer there for about a year, five years ago, and that he had also been an entertainer and band leader. He was a native of Chicopee, Mass., and at the time of his death was connected with WGY in Schenectady. He had been with radio stations in Cleveland. Ohio; New York City and Hudson Falls, N. Y. Seymour Is President Of Forest Body Local Man Heads State Association at Annual Meeting; Parks Problem Discussed If you eat well, sleep well and cave time! THE l f .1 41 fcjV RANK 1 CKOHAN, rttuM "NEW YORK'S BEST LOCATED HOTEL" 2000 large, comfortable outside roomj, all with private bath. ... from $ Glawackus Must ar If Bill Is To Be Passed Appei Legislators Wrestle With Measure Without Solving Problem Hartford may catch a glimpse of the Glawackus, at least if this fearsome beast is successful in hav ine Glastonbury set aside as a pri vate preserve, for it became evident after a hearing before the Legislative Committee on Fish and Game Wednesday that it must abandon the wilds and appear in person to Dlead its cause if the bill is to be Dassed. Aiter wrestling long and hard with the measure, the committee reported at the conclusion of its executive session that they had no more success in solving the problem of what should be done with the bill than have the hunters who have sought its beneficiary. Since his introduction, by request, of the bill, Representative Allen F. Behnke of Glastonbury, the "Baby of the House," has received communications from the far corners of the United States. A man in Spokane, Wash., who conducts a radio program on mythical wild life, wrote requesting a copy of the bill. Letters have also come from Texas, Missouri and Washington, D. C, these from persons asserting that the name of Glastonbury's chimerical beast should be changed. They claim that identical animals have long roved in the wilds near their homes. Upland Game Season Extension is Favored Extension of the upland game season to and including Thanksgiving day will be recommended by the Legislative Committee on Fish and Game, it was announced after an executive session which followed hearings Wednesday afternoon. It was indicated at the same time that the committee will probably redraft a bill sponsored by the Hartford County Association of Sportsmen's Club providing for the protection of plants which are natural bird foods from the woods and fields. A bill concerning the licensing of game breeders was withdrawn before hearing, and the committee indicated that it would approve, but hold for the present, an act assenting to the provisions of the Pittman-Robinson Bill. Berlin Man's Estate Valued at $153,854 Berlin, Feb. 8. (Special.) The estate of the late Mortimer L. Rhodes of this town is valued at $153,854 in an inventory filed Wednesday in Probate Court. Fred Troup and DeWitt Riley were appraisers and the New Britain National Bank is administrator. Most of the estate is in stocks valued at $64,734 and bank deposits of $40,280. Real estate on Worthington Ridge is valued at $12,000 and there is other realty in New Britain. Other items in the estate include: Secured notes, $18,093; unsecured, $715; bonds, $4333 and miscellaneous, $3627. The entire estate is left to his widow. $300,000 Fire Ruins Building in Alaska Juneau, Alaska, Feb. 8. (AP.) Fire started by a cigaret destroyed the Goldstein Building in the heart of the business district here today, causing a lass estimated by insurance adjusters at $300,000. All occupants of the 50 small apartments on the upper floors were awakened and fled from the building in 6 above zero weather. Clarence W. Seymour of Hartford was named president of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association Wednesday at the annual discussion of conditions in the state. In an all dav conference the Association and the Connecticut Wildlife Federation, which combined its annual meeting with that of the older organization, discussed forests, parks and wildlife, and were ad-d;essed by Governor Baldwin and experts in particular outdoor activities at group and general meetings. The Association took steps to secure the funds for "adequate development of state parks and forests" as it canea upon me crovernor ue-cause of the need for adequate development of state parks and for ests which is long overdue and to which the present majority party is pledged by its piaiiorm, w consm-er possible future allocation of unexpended funds to the purchase of additional land for forest and park facilities. Award of 4-H Forestry prizes, regarded as the highlight of the meeting, was made to the winners personally by Governor Baldwin at the banquet and meeting, held in the ballroom during the evening. The first prize of $40 went to Philip H. Jones of Shelton. Second prize of $20 was given to the forestry club of Troop 7, Boy Scouts of America, of Ansonia; third prize of $15 to Richard Hamilton of Ellington; fourth prize, 1000 trees, to Charles Eastwood, also of Ellington and fifth prize of 500 trees to the North Haven 4-H Conservation duo- Diversion of a portion of the gasoline taxes for the support of shore front parks, "to keep Connecticut people in Connecticut" and a shore survey to plot future development was advocated by Flavel Shurtleff. counsel for the American Civic and Planning Association and former counsel for the Fairfield County Planning Association. He applauded New London's entrance into the park picture. Commercial Aspects. Private capital has been slow to invest in forest property in Connecticut, when compared to similar investments in Europe, where the science of forestry has been recognized for years, and where woodlands have been managed as a revenue producing source for generations, State Forester Austin F. Hawes declared, (Jiscussing "State Forests from a Business Standpoint." Mr. Hawes stressed the importance of consolidating the present scattered state forests for administrative ef- fiMpnr.v. and ureed the use oi reuei labor for their development in times of depression. Professor H. H. Chapman of Yaie University School of Forestry, former president of the American Forestry Association, was reelected president of the State Wildlife Fed eration, and Charles B. H. vain oi Hartford as its secretary ana trea surer. Other officers elected by the Forest and Park Association were: Walter Howe of Litchfield, vice-president; Charles W. Whittlesey of New Haven, treasurer and Edgard L. Heermance of New Haven, secretary.. Both of the latter were reelected. Directors named included Frederick S. Chase of Waterbury, Curtis H. Veeder of Hartford and Mrs. Allan F. Kitchell of Greenwich, all reelected; Holcomb R. Howard of Union, Mrs. Waldo S. Kellogg of Derby. Harold K. English of New Haven was named assistant treasurer and Mrs. Kellogg, trustee of special funds. In addition to its resolution In favor of adequate appropriations for the development of state parks and forests, the association went on record as favoring billboard regulation; legislation authorizing the setting up of town forests; the regulation of clear cutting of timber; development of winter sports facilities in cooperation with the Connecticut Winter Sports Association. A resolution of regret on the death of Professor R. C. Bryant of Yale Forestry School was also adopted. During the afternoon the meeting heard Dr. William G. Vinal, Massachusetts State College, explain the program of a course for Nature Forestry Club Prize Presented mm y 7T a Courant Photos. Philip H. Jones, Jr., of Shelton, right, was awarded first prize in the annual 4-H Forestry Club contest at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association held at the Bond Hotel Wednesday night. Governor Baldwin is shown handing the prize money of $40 to Mr. Jones. . Study Leaders, and talks on pending legislation by Walter O. Filley of the State Park and Forest Commission. C. Edward Behre. director of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station discussed the rebuilding of Connecticut Forests after the hurricane. The meeting was opened with a series of luncheon conferences, at which groups specially interested in various phases of the work of the Association discussed their problems. Dr. Russell P. Hunter, superintendent of fish and game, disclosed that the state may decide to use its share of the Pittman-Robinson Act funds, amounting to a little less than $3500 for, the acquisition of hunting lands. The group heard Professor Chapman discuss the forthcoming wildlife stamp sale, and listened and approved the report of Mr. Vaill, its secretary and treasurer. It was voted to allot the funds received from the state's share of the stamp sale to educational projects in conservation. Poisoned Gravy Claim Settled in New Haven New Haven," Feb. 8. (AP.) Probate Judge John L. Gilson approved today a compromise of the claim of the estate of August J. Eirich against Michael and Patrick Wha-len. proprietors of a restaurant where Eirich ate food allegedly containing a poisoned substance that caused his death. According to the compromise, Mrs. Laurette Eirich, the widow, will receive $1350 from the Whalen Brothers. Eirich, a former registrar of voters, was a Republican leader here. Young Republican Convention Changed The executive committee of the Connecticut Young Republicans, meeting here Wednesday night, changed the date of the annual convention from March 4 to April 15, due to the inability of some of the speakers sought to attend the session on the earlier date. The convention will be held in Bridgeport. President James B. Lowell announced the appointment of Ernest Wilson of Norwalk as chairman of the general convention committee. Enjoy Quality Food At Moderate Prices AIXYN HOUSE lSATIISKiaLEIl Corner Asylum and Trumbull (Downstairs) Complete Cookuil I ounce nnrsrn I Jul mi In Dramatic "1,000 Men Survey" 960 Fmd Old Quaker Now 3 Years Old Amazingly Smooth, Mild, Rich in Flavor Supporting Our Belief That Old Quaker Rivals Many Higher-Priced Brands! For every man who enjoys fine whiskey but also has to watch his pocketbook here's the cheeriest news of 1939. Old Quaker vow S years old , . . ranks with many more expensive whiskies in taste, bouquet and smoothness! Read why we make thi3 statement. . . We actually went to 1,000 men asked them to try Old IM.MHIIU,,, UMliJl , M . .V. -' ' WJV- . U "I'm! Real rich taste! Judge it's mihf v old by the slick wav it (toes down!" remarked John V. V ae. Quaker and give us their frank opinion. "Smell it!" we said. "Taste it! Take a drink of it! Then say what you think!" None of these men knew the name, age or price of the whiskey he was trying. Yet, 960 out of the 1,000 were enthusiastic in their praise found Old Quaker had just about every fine quality a good whiskey can possess. But note this fact : Old Q uaker sells at a rock-boltom low price! If you agree with these 960 out of 1,000 men Old Quaker can probably cut your whis key bills a third. There's only one way to find out try Old Quakeryourself ! The Inspector behind eoery bottle i'i your Aisurance tj Quality . .-4-' . . ;Jt I"" 1 - H' fcr ml. "That's wonderful whiskey! Smooth and soft enough to drink straight!" said Edward Nicholson, Brooklyn Automobile Dealer. n i -.Mi i S f ' I STRAIGHT "PffC WHISKEY Alto AvailabU in Bourbon U0VJ"!"3 YEARS OLD J IMMl l WHISKtt su wv ts COFR- W9. THE OLD QUAKER CO, LAWRENCEBURG, INDIANA I I I 7 v- W All ART Bl ttjf few? DIAMOND GINGER ALE, INC., Waterbury, Conn. Tel. 3-2191 Bankers Revolver Club Defeats Brass City The Bankers Revolver Club, of Hartford, turned back the Brass City Revolver Club 1217 to 1149 in a Central Connecticut League match Wednesday nisht. The match was fired at the Brass City range. Waterbury. Bankers Revolver Club. S T R Tot D. Andrews 86 90 80 25S D. Blydenburgh 70 92 87 249 P. Flynn 88 93 67 248 H. Sando 82 76 89 247 W. Porter 81 77 59 217 G. Hammerstrom 65 76 25 168 Total 1217 Brass City Revolver Club. S T R Tot R. Bristol 82 90 86 258 E. Grove 79 81 78 238 3. Manherz 69 81 62 212 W. Mitchell 78 73 60 211 L. Galinat 75 78 54 207 G. Parkin 80 66 57 293 Total 1149 Report Boy, 15, Admits Slaying of Grandmother Hot Springs, Ark., Feb. 8. (AP.) State Policeman William Armstrong said today Cecil Bates, 15, had confessed to the slaying of his grand mother, Mrs. R. J. Foley, 60, at Nor man Monday wnne sne Knelt in prayer. Armstrong said the youtn. neia in jail here, said a statement that he shot her in the back of the head with a .38 caliber pistol because she had been critical or the youth s family. Her body was found In front of her sewing machine Monday night by her husband, a lumber company foreman, when he returned from work. Norman is 45 miles west of Hot Springs in the mountains of Montgomery County. P&W Plans To Build At Charter Oak New and Larger Factory to Cost $3,000,000 and Will Furnish 700,000 Feet of Space The Pratt and Whitney Division of the Niles-Bement-Pond Company, manufacturers of small tools, gauges and machinery, will move, probably this year, from Hartford to the Charter Oak Park tract in West Hartford to occupy a larger plant which will be constructed there, according to an announcement made Wednesday by Clayton R. Burt, president of the company, following a meeting of the board of directors in New York City at which he was "authorized to proceed at once with the construction of the new buildings." A complete new factory, with approximately 700.000 feet of floor space, consisting of a one-story manufacturing building, a two-story office building, a two-story pattern storage and garage and power plant, will be built on the 120-acre tract in West Hartford, which the Niles-Bement-Pond Company purchased in 1937 from the Chase National Bank of New York, executor of the estate of the late Orlando Jones, for about $100,000. It was estimated in building circles that the new factory would cost about $3,000,000. No official announcement of proposed building costs was made. Assessed at $3,484 650. Present holdings of the company in Hartford, where Pratt and Whitney was established 79 years ago, are assessed at a total of $3,484,650 on the 1938 grand list, according to Board of Assessors figures. Real estate is valued at $1,657,669; stock machinery and equipment at $1,-825,000 and automobiles at $1981. On the basis of these assessment valuations, the company this year will pay the City of Hartford a tax of approximately $53,439 on its per sonal property and a tax of approximately $48,487 on its real estate. New Site Called Ideal. In announcing the proposed abandonment of its Hartford quarters, Mr. Burt stated the board of directors has recognized for a long time that the present buildings were entirely inadequate for the manufacture of the company's product. The location for ' the new factory is ideal for manufacturing purposes, he said, with accessible railroad facilities and completely out of the flood area. Mr. Burt stated that ground for the new plant would be broken as soon as weather permits and that the construction should be well underway by April 1. Occupancy may be expected by early fall, he stated. Mr. Burt said the directors decided to take advantage of the present building costs and low money rates and approved building plans submitted by him and authorized the necessary long term bank loans required for additional financing. Air mail to Europe is becoming so heavy that a permanent force of sorters has been placed at Croydon Airport, London's aviation station. EXCURSION NEW YORK $2.85 ROUND TRIP BOSTON $2.95 ROUND TRIP Good On Any Trip Blueway Trailways 4 Union PI. Opp. R. R. St. Tel. 7-7181 7-7182 EVERYTHING IS NEAR THIS HOTEl RADIO CITY. . ROXY . .CAPITOL. LEADING NIGHT ClUBS . RESTAURANTS ..IMPORTANT BUSINESS CENTERS ROOM BATH & RADIO Same Rate for Per Room ' or 2 P"On HOTEL CHESTERFIELD 130WEST49th St. NEW YORK $H50 DAILY mm I GGEN(S WEST J 1 on the J? FROM CHICAGO TO THE PACIFIC COAST COACH TRAVEL on North Western-Union Pacific Streamliners is a rare treat. To the 39-hour schedule between Chicago and the Pacific Coast (saving a day en route) are added the many fine comforts and conveniences for which the Streamliners are famous, plus low cost meals in the Coffee Shop Dining Car. The one way coach fare, Chicago to Los Angeles-San Francisco, is only $39.50 the extra fare for Streamliner coach comfort but $5.00! The City of Los Angeles Streamliner leaves Chicago every 3rd day at 6.15 pm. The City of San Francisco Streamliner and the all-Pullrflaa "Forty Niner" provide alternating service between Chicago and San Francisco every 3rd day. The Streamliner leaves Chicago 6:15 pm; the "Forty Niner," 9:30 am. The City of Portland Streamliner has five "sailings" a month, leaving Chicago 6:15 pm. No extra fare. To both Coach and Pullman passengers there's nothing quite so satisfying as Streamliner service. TO COLORADO Tha "CITY OF DENVER" Streamliner . . . just "overnight" between Chicago and Denver. The best of everything in Coach and Pullman equipment, at no extra fare. Leaves Chicago every night, 6:20 pm. C. & N. W. Rv. 212 Old South Bldr. 294 Washington Street Boston, Mass. Tnion Pacific 207 Old South Bide. 294 Washington Street Enoy Winter Holiday at SUN VALLIY IDAHO i i i His Telephone Helps4-Youngster Land Many Furnace-Tending Jobs WILLIMANTIC, Feb. 9 A fifteen-year-old boy last night sounded an optimistic note in commenting on his business. "Business is good, and will continue to be good for the rest of this winter," he said. "With the help of the telephone, I have landed four jobs tending furnaces after school." v Asked how the telephone helped him, he replied, "I used the telephone to call friends and neighbors to see if they knew of any furnace-tending jobs. With each of them I left my telephone number. When the news got around that I was looking for work, the telephone began to ring. One man said he had picked me to tend his furnace because he could reach me so easily by telephone." Chalmers Offers Congratulations "My congratulations to this young business man," said H. T. Chalmers, local telephone manager. "He is going to succeed because he has common sense. He knows that his family's telephone can be used to help him get ahead in the world. In fact everyone in this family benefits from, telephone service, because it saves them steps, keeps them in tooth with friends and neighbors, and stands ready to bring help in times of emergency. To them, as to so many other families, telephone service is a big bargain at only a few pennies a day. For further information about telephone service in your home visit your local business office or ask any telephone employee." The Southern New England Telephone Company. HpifilHWTH ' P'ln' I lin I iiiiiiiwiiwhiIW 'P IP I III n 'I TVt -"n" T- ; 1 " f 4 ; ..... V w 4 5 ; -:. 4 ' 4 4 (A I In the HARTFORD exchange A TELEPHONE IN YOUR HOME FOR AS LITTLE AS IV CENTS A DAY Even lower in some exchange INSTALLATION CHARGE $1.50 $3 SO . at your service, via telephone?

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