Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on February 21, 1939 · 3
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Tuesday, February 21, 1939
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THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1939. Spring Crisis lugger I5ut JNot Better President's Data Indicates Hitler Preparing to Call Troops to Uphold Mussolini Frighten France Purpose Seen Arnold Holding Breath Until He Can Get 3Iore Men For Business Investigation BY PAUL MALLON. (World Copyright, 1939, by King Features Syndicate, Inc., all rights reserved. Reproduction in full or in part strictly prohibited.) Washington, Feb. 20. President Roosevelt was tipped before he left Washington that the perennial spring crisis in Europe this year would be bigger but probably not better than usual. His data indicated Hitler was then preparing to uphold Mussolini by calling up German reserve troops. The inside rumor forecast Hitler's move for tbe last of the month or early in March. Europe will literally be swarming with troops on the move before the trees are in bud if this warning is fulfilled. Other nations will have to counter by similarly marshaling their reserves. Note The Information to the President apparently originated in German sources, and the entire move is recognized here as the usual martial display for psychological effect. The brigands are reaching for their guns this time for the all too apparent purpose of frightening France into a "voluntary" contribution to Italy in the Mediterranean. They will probably get it without fighting. Arnold's Work Don't be misled by the quietude in Thurman Arnold's business reforming division, erroneously called the trust-basting department. He is holding his breath only until he can get more men. A deficiency appropriation was requested of Congress, but this will not restore his respiration. He won't get it. However, by July 1. Mr. Arnold will be about his business of correction on a larger ecale, on the basis of his budgetary allowance for next year, Published stories that he is looking into building trades prices mean he is looking forward to an over-all cult in one large city probably Chicago) covering everything from labor right oit down to big steel. It might mean indictment of 50 to 100 persons. He might get steel and cement on charges of submitting Identical bids to the Government. He could go after unions because they will not let contractors buy equipment cheaper from manufacturers whose labor policy is unsat-' isfa.ctory. The idea behind such a venture would be the same as in the milk case forcing a "voluntary" agreement to effect lower prices. As Arnold turned the milk case over to the Agriculture Department to work out the agreement, he would also probably turn the building trades matter over to the Commerce Department (Hopkins) for settlement. G-2 (Army intelligence) has assigned an agent to the Senate Military Affairs Committee. No one ever knows what a G-2 man is doing or why, but he could be shooing the spies away from the committee or running around with corks, stopping leaks. No Tax Increase There wi'l not be another tax increase this session. Excise taxes will be renewed, but you can take FDR at the word he uttered before he got aboard the "Houston." House Ways and Means Committee has been privately exploring the subject for weeks. They considered adding a cent a package additional tax on cigarettes. They thought they could get away with it, but learned there was not enough revenue to make it worth while. They also thought of adding 25 cents a gallon on liquor, but dropped the idea when they heard It would' be an incentive to bootlegging. FDR has bern told March 15 income tax collections will be better than expected, also he has been told by Chairman Cliff Woodrum of the House Appropriations Committee that, whether he likes it or not. the committee intends to shave $15,000,000 to $30,000,000 from his Closed All Day Wednesday WHEN IT a OX'S flwN Give you more for the same money or the same for less money GLORIA Fox's rayon cellulose tissues that won first honors in a laboratory test with nationally advertised brands Soft, abtorbent, double tissues that are worthy of being your constant companion for general use and a special aid in times of distress (bad colds, for instance!). 9"xl0" size, good tensile strength, in white or flesh. Truly economical. TOILETRIES NOTIONS STREET FLOOR budget allowance to each department. The legislators have decided privately that if the income tax returns are good and something is shaved from the appropriation bills, th' can get through without any more raises. Sheppard's Troubles 4 Woe is senator Sheppard, the mild-mannered Texan. He never had any trouble in his life until last summer. He has had nothing else since. First as chairman of the Senate Campaign Investigating Committee it was his excruciating duty to detect Senators Barkley and Guffey at political play with WPA in the primaries. Now he is chairman of the Senate Military Affairs Committee which is trying to penetrate the secrecy about the plane sales to France. After he gets himself thoroughly in trouble with the White House over this, it will be his turn to handle the national defense bill in the Senate. Many a Democrat could almost wish he were a Republican these days. They lead such quiet and comfortable lives. Argentina Pact The two Morgenthau agents are back from Argentina talking privately about the possibility of a trade agreement without the sanitary convention. Practically every other authority here, however, is not optimistic. Any agreement would mean that the United States take canned meats, flaxseed and wool, and a lot of optimism is required to visualize that. Sooner or later. Argentina will have to go on the trade agreement 1st, or the black list, but either course is to be delayed. Battle Tour Made By Mme. Chiang (Continued from Page 1.) tation will be used over that route. Not' only will trucks be employed, but vehicles mounted on motor car axles and wheels will be drawn by animals. Every means of transportation will be used. The Japanese are now trying to make another effort to smash our forces. But now that we have changed our strategy from positional to mobile front warfare, they are going to find it increasingly difficult to deliver a smashing blow against our forces. We are hoping that they will find that hitting China is much like hitting a mattress. Already the activities behind the Japanese lines are giving them considerable worry. Fighting goes on through all the regions penetrated by the Japanese all the way from near Canton to the Great Wall. The spirit of our people remains untouched and the determination to resist increases instead of diminishes. No real Chinese could think of making peace with the Japanese while they are ravaging our land and carrying out daily mass murder If and rapine, to say nothing of doing worse tnmgs to our womannooa. The tragic thing is. as I have pointed out in many places and to many people, that so much of the munitions that kill our people and desolate our land come from America. It was more than tragic to hear over the radio just before Christmas Day that agents of Japan in America had bought another 100,-000 to 150.000 tons of scrap iron for shipment to Japan. That wou'd be a Christmas gift of death and destruction to the Chinese people. Effect of Enfield Dam Asked By Congressman Washington. Feb. 20. CAP.) Repre.sentat.ive Ball, Republican, Connecticut, sought congressional consent today to make the library of the Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn., a depository for public documents and publications. Representative Clason, Republican, Massachusetts, asked armv engineers to determine the extent flood waters would be raised in the Connecticut by tho construction of a 30-foot power dam at Enfield, Conn. Engineers last week recommended the dam as part of a $12,000,000 navigation improvement program along the Connecticut between Harford. Conn., and Holyoke, Mass. In their report they said flood waters would be raised slightly, but proposed raising levees and " dikes on the upper river to offset the higher flood level. Clason said, however, towns unprotected by dikes or levees had protested that flood hazards in their areas would be Increased. Washington's Birthday COMES TO eon DAKinC t 1 mSiA iff iJiii oJ ALBERT L. LEHNINGER. Seven Conn. Men Honored At Wesleyan Albert L. Lehningcr of Hartford in Group Chosen For Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Middletown. Feb. 20. (Special Seven of the 12 men chosen for Phi Beta Kappa by Gamma Chapter at Wesleyan University Monday afternoon are from Connecticut. They are James E. McCabe of 152 Hunting Hill Avenue, Middletown; Wayne L. McKusick of 32 Spencer Street, Wins ted; Walter Rollo Hib-bard, Jr., of 37 Euclid Avenue, Waterbury; Albert L. Lehningcr of 75 Arnold Street. Hartford; Frank W. Putnam of New Britain; Lock-hart B. Rogers of 118 Center Street. Manchester, and John J. Rowe of 575 Bank Street. New London. The new members will be initiated at a dinner Thursday night in Downey House. Chief Justice William M. Maltbie of the State Supreme Court will speak on "The Function of the Courts In a Democracy." Outstanding Athlete. McCabc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. McCabe, is one of the outstanding men in ths 1930 class, He has been on the varsity football and baseball teams for the past three years, being captain-elect of the ball team for the coming spring. He also won his freshman numerals in football, baseball and basketball. He is president of his fraternity. Phi Nu Theta, and has been active in undergraduate administration, being on the College Body Senate and a member of the Honor System Committee. A member of the Honors College he holds an Olin Scholarship and has received the Al Inglis Award and the C. Everrett Bacon Trophy for the most outstanding member of the 1938 football eleven. McCabe holds an asistantship in the economics department, and is a member of Mystical Seven, senior honorary society. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1935 where he was captain of the football team. McKusick, a member of Mystical Seven, has been president of the College Body and a member of the Senate. He has won his letter in cross country and track, and is a member of Alpha Chi Rho. holding a Thorndike scholarship and has been active on the varsity swimming team, winning his letter in his junior year. Rogers, one of the stars on the Wesleyan track team, holding the college record for the broad-jump, is a Thorndike and Denison scholar and is a member of Delta, Tau Delta. Putnam has been active in undergraduate administration, being chairman of the Interfrater-nity Relations Committee, and is a member of the John Wesley Club. Hibbard has been active on the football squad and is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, while Rowe belongs to Delta Upsilon. The other five men elected to Phi Beta Kappa are William C. Schwenk of Westwood. N. J., John Tavlor Sinclair, Jr., of Ridgewood, N. J., Ren-field D Lampherc of Dobbs Ferry. N. Y., William Jordan, Jr., of Forest Hills, N. Y., and Oscar S. Parker, Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, Pa Two trains loaded with tulips and other bulbs were dispatched simultaneously from Manchpster. Fna. 'land. . sheets r ft VN. v v W:: V v.-; .''wo v. Elected To Phi Beta x :5 LOCKHART ROGERS. 'Worst' Parkway Crash Injures Stamford Man Stamford, Feb. 20 CAP.) Adolph Rind. 29, was critically injured-today in what State Police said was the most serious accident which has occurred on the Merritt Parkway since that super-highway opened. Rind, driving alone to his home here from New York, crashed into the rear of a parked truck owned bv the State Highway Department. He was taken to Stamford Hospital with a compound fracture of the jaw and a fractured skull. State Policeman John Small and Thomas Dunn reported that Rind apparently had dozed at the wheel. The accident happened on a straightaway near the Stamford-Greenwich line. Rind, a Stamford clothier, is business manager of the Cobweb Players of Noroton and well known in Connecticut amateur theatrical circles. House Will Vote On Dual Job Bill (Continued from Tage 1.) would be prohibited to legislators. It has also been proposed that the measure be made effective with the next session of the General Assembly, and that the attempt' to enact a statutory ban be dropped in favor of writing the prohibition into- the State Constitution as an amendment. Governor Baldwin, speaking in Bridgeport Monday, according to the Associated Press, again espoused the principle of the bill. He had previously accepted as a statement of the fundamental of the measure the proposition that a person should not come to Hartford as a member of the General Assembly in order to get a new or better job. Baldwin Urges Reform. The Governor, at Bridgeport', also urged strongly the reform of the minor courts, a matter which the Legislature will take up next week. The Governor favors a proposal to expand the Common Pleas courts, abolishing the minor courts on whose judges the Legislature now has full say. Governor Baldwin was House leader in the 1933 session when Republicans and some Democrats united to put through a bipartisan slate of minor court judges, although Governor Baldwin with .t.f T ' V -- ' sheets - " A 20c 1 I GREAT from Jfe the -yMgmf ored whiskey CfA'U I came since 1837. 1-' 5"J 'JSAiT 't $279 lnJfZ i iss we r V Kappa At Wesleyan 1 " i ' i - ' FRANK W. PUTNAM. drew as a candidate for reappointment to the Stratford court. Speaking of tli at situation Monday, he said, "In 1933 we had a situation In which some thought It! was necessary to 'make an arrangement on minor court judges. The people did not like it. I was House leader at the time and as it seemed to be part of the party program, it; was done. I thought then it was wrong and I think so now." Governor Baldwin also restated the question raised in his inaugural of whether new highways should be made toll roads, and whether they should be constructed slowly as the money is available out of general funds, or whether they should be financed by the issue of bonds. Governor Baldwin said he was not in favor of abolishing immediately the State Public Works Department, and that it was his opinion that such a move would delay at least six months the state's institutional buildmg program. He said he expected to "receive the cooperation of that department irrespective of politics" Democrats in the Legislature have made a political issue of a bill which would take construction work in the state parks and forests out of the Public Works Department, headed by Robert A. Hurley, a Democrat. The bill was adopted in the House last Thursday by a vote along party lines and is expected to be opposed by the Democrats in the Senate. Under the rules, this bill will come before the Senate for action Thursday. IWalkan In Hospital. Word from New Haven Mondiy was that Senator Samuel H. Malk-an. Democrat, was in Grace Hospital for observation and might have to undergo an operation. As far as Republican leaders knew Monday, no pair had been arranged for him. Pressure will be put on the Legislature this week to speed the enactment of the refunding bond issue for Bridgeport. The Bridgeport Board of Apportionment Monday, according to the Associated Press, announced that without the refunding of these bonds, it would be necessary to increase the city tax rate from 28.4 to 31.7 mills. Some of the committees which customarily hold hearings at 1:30 have scheduled their sessions for 2 o'clock this afternoon in the expectation that the House debate will be prolonged beyond the usual adjournment time. Hearings today include the agricultural departments reorganization before the Agriculture and - Reorganization committees meeting together, old - . vvWBvi BUHdtd Straight Vhutin 9 F Co., txtcuMi Off"", S . 1 . C ' feci ' ! It' JAMES E. McCABE, a!re assistance law amendments and the state jail farm before Judiciary, creation of a mental health department before public Health and Safety, amendments to the laws on operators licenses before Motor Ve- nicles, gasoline tax proposals beiore Finance, and bills to permit con ferring of degrees and concerning the Connecticut state College be fore Education, Glawackus-Like Animal Bobs Up in Mansfield Mansfield. Feb. 20. (AP.) You can't, it appears, keep a good gla wackus down. Just when everybody was forget- ing about Glastonbury's ghostly quadruped. Mrs. El vine BeHevanee or conantville came forward today and said not only that she hadseen an animal that might be the much sought monster but also that she had spotted it in the vicinity of her home several times a year aso. The animal she saw todav. and which she was sure was the samej one she saw last winter, was about the size of a large dog, Mrs. Belle-! vance saia. was dam colored and had forelegs shorter than its hind legs. She attempted to sic her dog on the beast but Rover wanted no part of it. Mrs. Bellevance's description tallied with that given by a Columbia woman who saw a strange animal i ii i . mi null ii ii ii i mi iiiiii mini i i urn niuijit niinw. wii.i!iiuwiw.iiiPB!wi'''iiwiiBip.fiwiwiiBiWi.pniiiw.-..j...iij ..-umiu m u , 1 - H a ( hi1 : 1 vr. i &--' X , . f $ i k - I - L fc- tit r ' - Mi l -l V ft I ' i v V H 1 W s v A-c" is , 1 U , S JsK (c(SV& I' Listen to this woman's experience: "I tried other solid fuels but give me Koppers Coke for real heating comfort. It burns more evenly and lasts longer because it's refined. The Koppers service man showed me how easy it is to tend the furnace, and save money, too. Best of all, in cold weather it's always cozy and warm throughout my house." 1 m a 1 crossing a road there several weeks a so. More recently the Giawackus fever hit Scotland, near here, when large tracks were noted in a snow-covered field, but nothing came of it. THIS Wm THE Blll'al S3 fk The buy? With its Dynaflash straight-eight power, BuiCoil Springing, style-blazing smartness and "visibility -unlimited," this Buick's the car and the value of the year! Drive one and see for yourself! ETTER BUY BUICK!" EXEMFLAt Of CENiKAl MOTORS VAIUI SEE YOUR NEAREST BUICK DEALER Without cost or obligation, ask the Koppers Service Man to call. He will go over your furnace with you, check every part PHONE 5-3191 or your local dealer. 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