Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on February 23, 1939 · 17
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THE HARTFORD DAILY . COURANT: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1939. 17 Bill To Alter Pension Act Is Criticized R. B. Ladd Says Proposed City Amendment, Before Assembly, Opens Flood Gates To Grants A proposed amendment to the Hartford pension act, introduced in the General Assembly by Senator Michael A. Rita, was criticized Wednesday by Roger B. Ladd. vice-president of the Board of Education, as "opening the flood gates of pension grants." Mr. Ladd, a member of the committee which drafted the original act, asserted the proposed bill, "eliminates almost any application of a normal retirement system, and brings back and legalizes the abuses which prevailed before the adoption of a pension act." Word "Continuous" Eliminated. In the proposed bill, the word "continuous' is eliminated from the provision requiring 20 years of continuous service for retirement. Any city employee who has completed 20 years of service, not necessarily continuous, would accordingly be eligible for retirement and a retirement allowance, provided that employee has reached the age of 65 if a man, or 60 years if a woman. 25 Year Frovislon. At the same time the bill adds a new provision making any city employee eligible for retirement who has completed 25 years of service, regardless of age. Another change ''would eliminate the clause in the present act providing that no annual retirement allowance shall exceed $2000. As the act now reads, a city employee, upon retirement, is eligible for an annual retirement allowance at the rate, for each year of active service, of two percent of his or her average annual salary for the five years of active service immediately preceding retirement, or at the rate of 60 per cent of such average annual salary, whichever is the smaller, but in no event may the allowance exceed $2000 a year. The origin of the bill could not be learned Wednesday. Senator Rita said he did not recall the measure. Local Bank Clerk Jumps To Death ' (Continued from Page 1.) William Henaghan, Lieutenant Harry Wadsworth and Sergeant Carl F. Schiller and a squadron of policemen promptly went to the scene. Life-Saving Net Sent. The alley to the east of the building, on which the window faced, and the north side of Pratt Street, which could be seen from the window, were cleared of the few persons present so that Mueller, if he should look out the window, would not become excited by their presence. Fire Captain Edward P. Powers of Engine Company 3, notified by Police Headquarters of Mueller's impending leap, telephoned Chief Michael T. Kenna who dispatched the hook and ladder apparatus of Truck 1 from Fire Headquarters with, a life-saving net, with orders to proceed to the bank without sounding a siren which, it was believed, might precipitate the man's Jump. However, Fire Alarm Headquarters, learning of the truck's destination and without knowledge of its purpose and the orders for no siren alarm, set two street sirens into operation to clear the route for the appartus to Pratt Street. It was after the sirens sounded that Mueller leaped, reports indicated. Neck Dislocated. The man hit truck in the alley and then hit the paved alley. Dr. Perry T. Hough, medical examiner, pronounced death by suicide and stated that; he died of a dislocated neck and fractured ribs. Death was" practically instantaneous. The body was taken to the James T. Pratt Funeral Home, 71 Farmington Avenue. Mueller's defalcations extended over a period of three or four years. His duties consisted, in pa. in the collecting of rent money from properties in the bank's charge. He was employed by the bank for about 14 years. He lived at 39 Fairmount Street. Wethersfield. in a five-room home with his wife and 7-years-old son. Si was a "family" man., according i neighbors, of modest living -standards, well-liked and respected in the community. He was suoer-intendent of the Sunday School at the Wethersfield Episcopal Church. He drove a four-years old sedan. Mueller was born in Hartford October 4, 1902. the son of Mrs. Helen Bubser Mueller of Hartford and the late Martin Mueller. He was a member of the Wethersfield Stamp Club and Tuscan Lodge, AF&M. He leaves his mother; his wife, Mrs. Edith Howland Mueller; a son. How-land Mueller of Wethersfield; two sisters, Mrs. James C. Wilson of Wethersfield and Mrs. Elsie McGil-licuddy of Hartford, and two brothers, Reinhold G. Mueller and William Mueller of Hartford. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Raymond Cunningham, rector, officiating. Printers to Review Calendar at Meeting The calendar of the'Tileston and Hollingsworth Company will be reviewed at a meeting of the printers of Greater Hartford sponsored by the Hartford Employing Printers Association at the City Club Friday evening. Teachers Guests of 'Y Today. Teachers in public schools of Hartford will be guests of the YMCA today at a tea from 4 to 5:30 p. m. with members of the women's auxiliary serving as hostesses. Guides will conduct the visiting teachers about the new physical education and recreation building which is open to the public this week and will be opened for regular use Monday. Charles Sharpies, "4, of 26 Charter Oak Avenue received a lacerated left, temple Wednesday evening when he fell near his home. He was treated at the Police Emereency Hospital by Dr. Abraham A. Klein. Policemen Peter O. LeCompt and Edwird LeBlanc investigated. Weather Government Forecast. Maine. New Hampshire and Vermont: Fair, continued cold Thursday; Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer followed by snow or rain. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut: Fair, continued cold Thursday; Friday partly cloudy and warmer. Eastern New York: Fair, continued cold Thursday; Friday increasing cloudness and warmer followed oy rain or snow in central and north portions. Country-Wide Conditions. Washington, Feb. 22 (AP.) The disturbance that developed along the Middle Atlantic coast Tuesday afternoon is moving rapidly northeastward over the Gull of St. Lawrence with greatly increased intensity, with a trough extending southward to Bermuda. Another disturbance is moving eastward over northeastern Hudson Bay. with a trough extending southwestward to southern Saskatchewan. A high pressure area is moving eastward over Missouri and the west gulf states Pressure is also high over Uhe middle plateau and the North Pacific states. During the last 24 hours rains have occurred in the Atlantic states from Massachusetts, southward to South Carolina, and snows in the upper Ohio Valley, lake region and portions of the North Atlantic states. Temperatures have fallen in the Atlantic states and Appalachian region while they have risen in the northern plains states and northern Rocky Mountain region. The outlook is for fair weather on Thursday and increasing cloudiness on Friday followed by rain on Friday in the Ohio Valley and Tennessee and by rain or snow in the lower lake region and the north portion of the North Atlantic states. Temperatures will rise on Friday in the Middle Atlantic and North Atlantic states and during Thursday and Friday in the Ohio Valley, Tennessee and the lower lake region. Winds: Eastport to Sandy Hook: Fresh to strong northwest winds, weather fair Thursday. Sandy Hook to Hatteras: Fresh northwest winds, strong at times over north portion, weather fair Thursday. Local Weather Report. Trt-Dally Meteorological Observations. mrtfora, conn.. Feb. 22, 1930. 7:30 12 x7:30 noon p.m. 29.64 29.93 22 19 a.m. . 29.55 . 33 31 Barometer Temp. ides. P.) ... Dew Point fdeg. F.) 13 6 Rel. Humidity 7).. 93 66 55 State of Weather . . . .snow pt eld clr Direction of Wind ... NW NW WNW Vel. of Wind (m.p.h.) S "6 10 Daily Summary. Highest Temperature, 34 at 12:01 . m. Lowest Temperature, 19 at 8 p. m. Mean Temperature 26. Normal Temperature 28. Preclp. 24 hour to 7:30 i. m. 20. Total degree days since. Sept. 1. 3903. Total Ceftree days thi month. 699. Total degree days yesterday, 27. Approx. degree dayg today, 38. . Notes. Sun rhes at 6:35 a. m. Sun sets at 5:34 p. m. HlKhest Temperature year ao 40. Lowest Temperature year so 32. Vehicle lights must be lighted not later than 6:04 p, m. Tides at New London, Feb. 23, 1939. High Low 11:44 a. m. 8:21 a. m. 6:27 p. m. Tides at Sa j brook. High Low 12:28 a. m. 7:16 a,, m. 12:39 p. m, 7:22 p. m. Tides at New Haven. High Low 12:45 a. m. 7:08 a. m. 1:07 p. m. 7:23 p. m. Records marked ac were taken at the Bureau of Aeronautics Station, Rent-schler Field, all others at Federal Building. Department of Agriculture Report. Bar. Temperature 7:30 7:30 Pre-p.m. p.m. H. L. clp. Fastern. Albany, c 29.90 16 18 12 Atlantic City, c ..30 08 26 30 26 Baltimore, c , 30.16 26 30 26 Boston, c 29.76 20 30 20 Buffalo, c 30.14 10 16 6 Montreal, cl 29.86 10 14 4 New York, c 30.02 21 20 21 Philadelphia, pc ..30.10 24 26 24 Pittsburgh, c 30.22 14 18 12 Portland, c 29.70 18 26 16 Washington, c 30.28 26 28 24 Central. Chicago, c 30.38 14 14 4 Cincinnati, c 30.38 14 22 14 Cleveland, snow ..30.24 16 16 12 Detroit, cl 30.22 16 18 8 Indianapolis, c ..30.40 14 16 14 Milwaukee, 0 ....30.32 12 14 2 Southern. Abilene, c 30.38 Atlanta, c 30.36 Charleston, c ....30.24 Galveston, c ....30,52 Dallas, c .30.4fi Jacksonville, cl ..30.30 Miami, cl 30 14 New Orleans, c ..30.48 Norfolk, c 30.16 San Antonio, c ..30.46 Savannah, c 30.28 Tampa, pc ,, 30.24 52 54 34 26 24 30 42 46 40 .34 48 50 26 46 -48 28 42 50 42 62 78 62 46 48 36 34 42 34 50 53 32 40 48 36 50 58 50 .33 Western. Bismarck, pc 30.10 22 Kansas City, c 30.48 22 Mineapolls. c 30.38 2 Oklahoma City, c .30.38 46 Omaha, c 30.43 16 St. Louis, C 30 48 18 Winnipeg, cl 30.00 6 24 -18 24 8 8 -!2 50 22 20 0 20 16 6 -24 Rocky Mountain. Denver, c 30.30 40 44 10 Helena, c 30.26 40 42 18 Phoenix, c 30.08 74 76 36 Salt Lake City, c 30.45 38 40 12 Pacific Coast. Los Angeles, c ....30.10 68 74 54 Portland, cl 30.36 46 48 36 San Francisco, c ..30.18 60 64 48 San Diego, cl ....30 68 64 70 42 Seattle, r 30.36 42 44 36 Spokane, cl ...,,30.38 38 38 20 .02 .01 V Sj S- as your cigarette YJ , Cobb Creek ii mild on purpose, felii XV , 'i 8JrV U J , skillfully distilled, expertly blended UJtJ V 1 T' je"" to combine mildnesn with natisfaction JrLdvjXa Xi 1 1 5 ... the same qualities you enjoy in f fe5tr40 fcfifS W V your cigarette. Naturally it TAflthKCjC V i y " offers top value in the popular f jllfiuf ii Wr$ y v - f A ivi i rrice fieidi iUfclM ; :- sK: I V ft ? a Here it is ... l if I I I 1 u N V ruLt--uART XJ J J Jf ' . 1 LJ Ife., H I Th rlM wtllkli In tht firmt- V A V jf. jfL Jr 'V JL. Jl II I " i"Varor mon old. 2S '""'"" 1 ""' " " ' '"' ' i-ira -in '-'T"rr"-iiii-i'T-i-Hi'- 'if ruinmnnr i m riwuiuMMMrt if w t ' CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORPORATION, French t i r - ! ; V : ii "v Courant Photos. Mrs. Marie, Houle, for 10 years president of the L'Unionist Jean Baptiste D'Amerique. Conseil St. Anne No. 205, was honored at a testimonial given by members of the society Tuesday night in the basement of the parish house. In the photo above Mrs. Houle. left, is being presented with a citation by the society's secretary, Miss Lucille Degaraphe, right. Ernest Brisson, director, is center. Father Accused Of Torturing Girl With Blowtorch El Paso, Tex., Feb. 22. (AP.) While his pretty 16-years-old daughter was treated for burns at City Hospital, Rosario Peschard, was held in jail tonight accused of turning a flaming blow torch on her because she used part of her meager laundry wages to buy shoes. Mrs. Peschard filed a charge of aggravated assault against her husband. Speaking in Spanish, she sobbed: "Don't let him come back. I am afraid. My children are afraid." Christina, the daughter, told County Attorney David E. Mulcahy she always took her $6 wages earned in a laundry to her father, but on February 11 she used a bit of overtime money to buy herself a pair of shoes. "He asked me where I got them," she told Mulcahy. "I told him a friend gave them to me. He was very angry. He told me I lied. He was working with the torch. All at once he turned it on my face. My whole face was on fire. It was white and red, it was awful." Not until two days later, Mulcahy said, did Mrs. Peschard slip from the house and get a doctor for the girl, who was ordered to stay inside by her father. There are six other children at the Peschard home. Hines Trial Testimony Ends; Summation Today New York, Feb. 22. (AP.) Testimony in the second policy racket conspiracy trial of Tammany District Leader James J. Hines, accused by the state of having acted as the hired political protector of the old Dutch Schultz policy numbers syndicate, was ended today. Without calling Hines to the stand, the defense abruptly rested in mid-afternoon, and the prosecution followed suit shortly. The politician's counsel was expected to take all day tomorrow in summations; the state's arguments will follow, and Judge Charles C. Nott, Jr., will charge the jurv Saturday. The last major witness of the triai, which began on January 23, was former District Attorney William Copeland Dodge, a Tammany man and predecessor of the present prosecutor, Thomas E. Dewey. Dodge had spent most of the day under Dewey's cross examination. He acknowledged, in answer to a question, that he had known that "thousands of dollars" for his 1932 campaign had come from Hines, but roared out "No!" when Dewsy asked him if he hadn't held office "by grace of gansster money." , Ship Controls Fire After Asking Help Galveston, Tex., Feb. 22. (AP.) Commander Berger Benson of the Coast Guard here announced the freighter "Texas Banker" radioed at 7:25 p. m. (Central Standard Time) tonight the fire in her holds was under control and aid was not needed. Other ships rushing to the vessel were told to turn back. She was about 250 miles southeast of Galveston. The "Texas Banker" carries a general cargo and was mound from Brownsville, Tex., to New York under the command of Caotain N. G. Gclin of New York. You 11 appreciate a whisky Society Honors President ' , 7, .4 Order of Golden Cross. The Golden Cross will hold an open meeting this evening at Odd Fellows Temple. An old-fashioned country school will be presented, each person attending being considered a pupil. Each pupil is asked to bring paper and pencil and dinner. Coffee will be served. Double Eight Club. The Double Eight Club will meet today at 7:30 p. m. in Silverberg's Hall. A full course dinner will be served. An entertainment has been arranged by Fred Rundbaken and Irving Goldstein. A class of candidates will be initiated and Harry Zwicker will preside. Corinthian Chapter. Corinthian Chapter, OES. will meet Saturday at 7:45 p. m. at Odd Fellows Temple. A military whist in charge of Mrs. Emily B. Moles, president of the sewing society, will follow the meeting. The drawing for the quilt will take place at this time. Ellen Douglas Lodge. Ellen Douglas Lodge, Daughters of Scotia, will hold a supper for the Grand Chief Daughter, Mrs. Annie Doie of Plainfield. N. J.. Wednes day. March 1. at 6 p. m. in Tiffany's Restaurant, 725 Main Street. Reservations may be made by calling Miss May Gowan. 6-5746. or Miss Marion McClelland, 3-8188. Hartford City Lodge. Hartford' City Lodge, IOBA, will celebrate its fortieth anniversary at a banquet Sunday evening at the Emanuel Synagogue. Honored guests will include Max L. Hollander of New York, grand secretary of the order for the past 25 years; Max F. Wolff, first deputy grand master of New York; Meyer Greenberg, sixth deputy master; City Deputy Yale Cohn and Rabbi Irving N. Weinberg of Hartford. Nathan Seidman will be toastmaster. Present officers of the lodge are: President. Charles Porter; vice-president, Harry Shechtmari; treasurer, I. Kupper-stein; financial secretary, Meyer Greenberg; recording secretary, Ja cob Schwartz. The banquet commit- I tee includes I. Kupperstein, chair- man; Meyer Greenberg, Nathan i Seidman, Charles Porter, Harry Shechtman. Morris Cole, Nathan Kalechman, Morris Lundgren, David Ruffkess and Joseph Ruffkess. State Highway Dept. Criticized on Sanding Gilbert Martel. used car manager of the Hartford Buick Company, reported Wednesday that in driving from Boston to Hartford Tuesday night he found the Connecticut Highway Department to be slower titan the Massachusetts department in sanding the icy roads. He said that some sections of the highway were unsanded for stretches of about 10 miles and that at one place he was forced to wait four hours for a sanding truck to come along. The entire trio, he said, took eight hours to complete. Tobacco Men to Meet Monday. There will be a meeting of all growers interested in the formation Of a tobacco marketing cooperative at the South Windsor Town Hall at 7:30 p. m., Monday. February 27, sponsored by the Extension Service. All jrowers are invited to attend. The Farmers' Committee will be present to explain details. PHILADELPH I A, PaT ffV. til. Xjfc " f.v v J t It Lodge News 1 i Noted Persons Assail DAR Ban On Negro Artist New York, Feb. 22. (Special.) The American Union for Democracy sent a telegram today to Mrs. Henry M. Robert, Jr., president general of the Daughters of the American Revolution, saying that the refusal to permit Marian Anderson, Negro concert star, to sing in Constitution Hall at Washington placed th? DAR "in the camp of those who today seek to destroy democracy, justice and liberty." Those who signed the telegram included William H. Osborn, president of the union; Mrs. William Murray Crane. William J. Schief-felin. Deems Taylor, Walter Dam- rosch, William Callahan, the Right Kev. cnarles K. Gilbert, M. E. Tracy, the Rev. Ralph W. Sockman and Oliver La Farge. Man Walks Into Harbor Swims and Disappears West Haven, Feb. 22. (AP.) An unidentified man, heedless of the cries of two young men who pleaded with him to turn back, walked off a sand bar into New Haven Harbor today, swam about 150 yards and disappeared beneath the water. The tide was ebbing swiftly at the time and his body was not found. Arab Boycott of Jews Partly Broken By British London. Feb. 22. (AP.) The British Government partly broke the Arab boycott of the Jews at the Palestine conference here by arranging today for Iraq and Egyptian representatives to meet with the Jews in a round table meeting tomorrow. 11 1 &JZLii if FoBsSfrj Wbw Sal t Write Your Complete Ad At the Left. . One Word in Each Space. A roadside sign may be noticed by many people speeding by but this sign placed where Hartford Courant readers are already looking in the "Poultry and Supplies" classification will bring buyers your way. Why not fill in the blank and mail it right now? Beginning Sunday, Feb. 26 and continuing for nine days, The Hartford Courant will print in its Classified Columns under the "Poultry and Supplies" classification a list of Hatcheries, Baby Chick raisers and Poultry Supply dealers offering thousands of strong, healthy Baby Chicks for sale. Here is a profitable opportunity for you. Why not take advantage of it? Asks Recall, Questioning Of Daniels Representative M. J. Kennedy Wants Ambassa dor To Explain Affairs In Mexico Washington. Feb. 22. (AP.) Representative Martin J. Kennedy. Democrat. New York, today coupled sharp criticism of the State Department with a legislative proposal asking President Roosevelt to "recall" the United States ambassador to Msxico, Josephus Daniels, so Congress could question him on Mexican affairs. Daniels would be aked to explain what Kennedy called "the repeated violations of American rights in Mexico." Unable to Ban Game Offensive to British London. Feb. 22. (AP.) Geoffrey Lloyd, undersecretary of state for home affairs, told the House of Commons today his office lacked the power to prohibit the sale of an American card game which makes the Archbishop of Canterbury a trump card against the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Harry Day. a Laborite, had demanded suppression of the game featuring the royal romance and ecclesiastical opposition on the ground that it ridiculed British aristocracy and members of the royal family. ' BflB When jou order Haig & you're telling the world that the best is good enough for j HAIG 6 HA 1-6 ffiW'jlf M j BLENDED SCOTS WHISKY Rg :T Somerset Importers, ltd. New York Chicogo San Fronciseo una0 m&)Bw mn This Sign Will Be Read! KATES One day 2'2c. per word. (Minimum 12 wordvs) One Sunday, 3 'ic per word. Nine consecutive days, 2 c. per word, less 10. The Above Rates Are Subject to An Additional 10 Cflji Discount Steamships Arrived. Kuncsholm Port Spain Feb. 21, from New York. Bremen, Valparaiso Feb. 22, New York. Nieuw Amsterdam, Callao Feb. 21, New York. Saturnia. Funchal Feb. 22, New York. Scanmail, Gothenburg Feb. 18. New York. Sailed. Nassau Britannic, Feb. 22, for New Yorx. Manhattan, Hamburg Feb. 22, New York. Congenital Disorder Of Heart Is Corrected Chicago, Feb. 22. (AP.) The first surgical correction of one o the most common of congenital heart dividers was reported today in the Journal of the American Association. The affliction is called patent ductus arteriosus. It is caused by tv, faiinr r an rniny Hofnroon r. ;:;;r.;;c,.:r"T. artery from the heart to the general circulatory system of an unborn child to close alter birth. As a consequence, blood which has not been aired in the lung escapes into the general circulation. The majonty of those so afflicted die relatively young. Drs. Robert E. Gross and John P. Hubbard of Boston closed such an opening in a seven and a half year old girl by tying it off. The surgeon-, said "this is the first patient in whom patent ductus arteriosus has been successfully ligated," IlaJg only you. 1: i 4a''aLrS------ - . . r- ::1 S i Glawackus Called Lion By Forester James Wade Sees Large, Swift Animal in Canterbury and is Convinced, It's a Cougar WilUmantic, Feb. 22. (Special.) James Wade of 762 Main Street, employee of the Bartlett Tree Surgery Company, who has worked in the woods for the past 20 years. Tuesday saw the Giawackus, he re- ! ported Wednesday, and is convinced that it is a mountain lion. Accom panied by Buster Moffitt. he was driving through Canterbury when he saw the beast running about 100 yards ahead of his car. He was unable to overtake it and finally the animal leaped over a stone wail and disappeared in the woods. Wade said he has never seen an , animal resembling the one he saw in canterbury m tw, state. any other state in New England. He expressed the opinion that no dog would have a chance with it in a battle. The animal weighs about 100 pounds, he estimated. It was as tall as a large police dog, has a bushy brown head and a long body while it lopes along with terrific speed. Wade declared. Monday, a heifer belonging to Wayne L. Starrs of Spring Hill, Mansfield, was attacked, presumably by an animal, and was chewed up severely about the shoulders. Spring Hill is about five miles cross country from Canterbury. I

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