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'J THE HARTFORD DAILY COORANT: THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1939. IS illing Debt nvestment Is 'Baloney' ricit, Regardless of ewNamc, Is Still 'Ver-table Cancer,' Says Vriter BY MARK SCLLIVAN. ashington, Jan, 18. As some know, I sometimes write his-In .that role, I have often d it difficult to trace the roots vents. The event is there, the iment is there. But what pre-d the document? How did it . about? What was the "why" t? ( calling my occasional baffle-t. it occurs to me to make gs easier for future historians n they come to write of a land-ic incident that has just taken e, though it is not as cieariy gnized now as it will be. le landmark Ls a new phrase irase in the address Mr. Roose- made to Congress January 4. phra.se is "Government invest-' I am confident that expres- never appeared in any presi-ial message before. It is new. it is a landmark, and it is a oast. Condemned Roosevelt. 'e can be Quite sure that if Mr. lime i in the pisC he would f , not. - Government investing." j ' Government spending.".. Ha had written nis message Id have used "Government j lding for precisely the same ig that he now calls "Govern- it investing. When he was ning for the presidency in 1932. did use the term, "Government cits." He used those phrases to demn the thing the phrases id for. For these practices, he rlemned the Administration of sident Hoover, almost with bit- iess. Ir. Roosevelt promised to stop Government deficits, to nan increase in the national debt, soon as he was in office - he ted earnestly to do so. There-r, from time to time. Mr. Roose-alternately receded from econ-alternately returned to it. oushout. he held earnestly to objective of ending the deficits, tr after year he expressed the e that the deficits would be ed the next year. But each t every year, the deficits con- I led. Situation Awkward. 'inally, Mr. Roosevelt now apaches the end of his two terms. sees that he will never balance budget. He sees that the debt ' continue to increase, and by end of his eight years will be re than twice what it was when began. It does not matter ether Mr. Roosevelt did not try d enough or continuously nigh, or whether conditions were much for him. Whatever the tse. it would be an awkward sit-ion for anv of us. io. in the self-justification which of us seek under difficulty, Mr. osevelt finds a refuge. He takes lart of what was formerly called overnment spending and calls It overnment investing. "The thing ich he calls "Government invest- :' is the same thing that until v wavs called "Government spend- r. That which was bad when led "spending" becomes good en called "Investing." 'It's Still Boloney.' fowever, an adaption from akespeare's line about the rose ms to fit. "a national debt by v otner name win weign as avy." There Ls a French saying but history that is completely it, "The. more it changes, the more is the same.' mere ls anoiner rase, of less classic origin. "No itter how thin you slice it, it's il boloney." Anyhow, most persons will con-me to believe that loose fiscal Sicv continues to be what Mr. losevelt said it was in 1932. ' A ritable cancer on the body politic id economic." If that was true len the national debt was 20 bll- ns. it must dp twice as true len the debt ls 40 billions. (Copyright. 1939. New York Tribune, Inc.) ees Certifying Of Needy Slow (Continued from Page 1.) nctions held up by the alleged ck of certified workers on city elf are lists, the matter should we - been reported to we execu- ves of the department. Colonel iseph P. Nolan, president of the elf are Board, commenting on the tbject, stated it is a primary rule the department that certification ke precedence over all other work i the department. Sees 'Short-Cuts' Possible. Alderman Keenan told the board at the department admitted an adequate staff of investigators hen it went before the finance oard a few weeks ago for an ap- ropriation of $5000 for additional lvestigators. and stated his belief lat study of the certification prob- m could produce a number of short-cuts" In the certification pro-ess. Repeating that he had no knowl- dge that government jobs were nen. Mr. Griffin stated he could iroduce 100 certified workers "to morrow." Alderman Keenan further pointed ut that the city loses money by ending certified lists to New Haven or placement and said that by pay- ng for a chief case worker in Hart- ord, approved by the government, he time which apnllcants remain nn direct city relief could be elim- nated to a large degree. He told the Welfare Board that e appeared at its meeting because f a report made by Mr. Griffin to he effect that persons on relief nesitate about taking temporary jobs in private industry. In reply. Mr. Griffin stated that persona encouraged to seek jobs in B private enterprises and who. after a time, lose those private jobs, are always immediately taken back on the certified relief rolls. In his report. Mr. Griffin stated that 52 per cent of the entire relief load receives supplemental relief nd 48 per cent direct relief. Of the l.uter group, 40 per cent are unem-yoyab'.e. Clients 'Wage Conscious." Clients on relief are also "wage conscious," Mr. Griffin reported. "They have heard so much about minimum wages mat tney over-es- t.on founded bv General Washing-t:mat their own ability and feel' ton. they should get considerably more than the job offers." he stated. The board organized for the ensuing year by reelecting Colonel Nolan as president and Commissioner Joseph W. Hin-sley as vice-president. It, will be Colonel Nolan's fourth term as president. H announced that standing committees of the past year would be retained. Commissioner Kinsley reported that the hospital committee refused to accept the city ambulance on the grounds it wa.s not satisfactorily repaired following an aceedent which extensively damaged, it. To date, he said, an insurance company has spent $922 restoring its condition. State Budget Will Be Balanced Bv Cut (Continued from Page 1.) tion in personnel. Governor Baldwin said that the Budget Bureau, at his request, had studied departmental budgets carefully for possible reduction of staffs, and that he is hopeful still more study will make possible further reductions in payrolls without reducing services. Institutions Questioned. Some reduction in state expenditures is sought by the abandonment of the state ineonate farm which ha.s been operated in connection with the Norwich State Hospital and which ha.s been criticized as of doubtful value. Abandonment of two of the state teachers' colleges, formerly state normal schools, until such time as f, isei P"fam of .education for the state ls formulated is another recommendation which no doubt will be presented m the budget mes- sage. In his inaugural Governor Baldwin urged the use of two of the four existing teachers' colleges for a different type of youth training. Abolition of the county health officers has been fore-shadowed in bills already introduced changing the method of appointment of local health officers. The present power of county health officers to appoint local health officers may eventually be transferred to the State Department of Health, and with prospective reorganization of the minor court system and improvement of the personnel in these tribunals, there would no longer be the need for special prosecutors in cases involving health laws. In his inaugural message, Gover nor Baldwin gave as the estimat?s of the Budget Division $2,664,876.32 as the added cost of the new insti-; tutions in maintenance and opera tion. ThLS sum may be cut somewhat, if it develops that dates tentatively fixed for the opening of these institutions prove to have been too optimistic. Considerable saving is expected in the proposed reorganization of the welfare department. Lesser savings are expected in the reorganization of the military department and the consolidation of the various agricultural agencies. These recommendations were made in the inaugural message. , As the Governor said in an earlier interview, it is his plan to ask legislation placing court fines for infractions of the motor vehicle law in the general fund of the state to meet in part the cast of the pro-pased state system of minor courts. The proposed state minor court system ( will remove from municipal taxpayers a charge of nearly $300.-C00 which they now pay, but will add a new service charge to the state's budget. Governor Baldwin said in his inaugural message that it must be the responsibility of the representatives of the people to determine whether the budget will be balanced and whether the state shall engage in new enterprises and add new taxes to its citizens. Conversation with him indicates that he was not. in that statement, inviting the Legislature to engage in a spending spree for which it would profess to take responsibility. If the Legislature has any idea of throwing the Baldwin budget out of balance, the limit to which the Governor might be pressed is the $1,250,000 a year for retirement of bonds, and which he described in his inaugural message as a mortgage on the state, rather than as an operating expense. But if the Legislature is going to spend that much in excess of the budget, the Governor will have to insist that the Legislature also provide taxes to raise that much. Liquor Tax Seen. As far as discussions have progressed on this subject, an added tax on intoxicating liquor seems to meet : with the lea.st disflavor. Of potential significance Is the introduction in the House by Charles B. Bissell of Suffield, chairman of the Finance Committee, of a blank bill under the title of amending the liquor tax law, a device by which a proposed increased liquor tax could be brought before the General Assembly. Governor Baldwin has heretofore discussed freely the difficulties of presenting a balanced budget, and especially the task of fixing expenditures at no more than estimated income for the second year of the next biennium. that is 1940-41, when the new institutions will be in operation. The next session of the General Assembly will also be held in that fiscal year, and this adds approximately $500,000 to the state budget. There will be no recommendation in the message for a change in the present executive leadership instate fiscal affairs, such as a return to a finance board of some sort. The Governor does believe, however, that some of the state's fiscal agencies should be reorganized to make details of the state's financial business more readily available, and. in this way. make state finances more intelligible to the ordinary citizen, who. as the Governor pointed out in his inaugural, provides the taxpayer dollar on which the government operates. Baldwin's Rector Valley Forge Speaker Governor Baldwin Wednesday announced the appointment of Rev. Loyal Y. Graham, 3d. rector of Christ Church. Stratford, to be the speaker at Connecticut Sunday, in the Washington Memorial Church nt Vallev Forge, which will be held this rear Januarv 29. Pev. Mr. Graham, rector of the parish in which Governor Baldwin Ls one of lan ;''Tn', w VPTVan 01 ! L"5""r'a I'.V. L.:? V. . seas with the Marines, and Is a holder of the Purple Heart deeora- 500 MPH Top Plane Speed Ls Forecast But Sikorsky Says Rockets Could Give Velocity Unmatched by Gasoline Engines New Haven, Jan. 18. (AP.) The future progress of aviation is definitely limited "unless a new means of utilizing mechanical energy is developed which will take the place of the present gasoline engine," Igor 1 ;ilrnrIrv famorl Rtratforri almlane approximately $94 001 and in New Ha-oiKorsKj , xamea otrauora airplane , vpn th BMrd of p,.,,,, expends designer and builder, told an en- ; $797. in Hartford, the truant officers ju vol. TTni,.r 1 re Pa)d ov ,h Board of Eduction. In gineering audience at Yale Uruver- ; Nw Haven they are paid by the Police sitv ton'ffht . ,. , ..... . ' Sikorsky said, "the maximum speed we can hope for using the gasoline engine is not much over 500 miles an hour. "The answer lies in a jet or rocket propulsion, but here we run up against the question of whether to get sufficient energy per weight. An explosive "like dynamite has less stored energy than gasoline. Hydrogen seems to be the solution if the technical difficulties of production are overcome." The possible speed with the use of rocket propulsion is unlimited. Sikcrsky said, but he added that rocket propulsion is "still a long way from actuality." He declared he wa.s convinced there is no limit to the possible weights of heavier-than-air craft. Sees No Merit In Suggestions (Continued from Fage 1.) and that the city Ls morally obligated to continue them. Mayor Spellacy said he would never consent to the return of the weekly 24-hour or "long day" in the Fire Department where, he pointed out. firemen work a 12-hour day. In his letter the Mayor refuted Alderman Rabinovitz's charge that the "spoils system" continues to exist, asserting that the number of city employees today is much less than when he took office. Rabinovitz's Suggestions. Alderman Rabinovitz's letter, written after consultation with the two other Republican aldermen, John H. Hurley and Joseph H. Johnson, advances these suggestions for effect ing savings in municipal expenditures: Reinstitution of the weekly 24-hour or "long day" in the Fire Department, saving $40,000; collection of ashes and rubbish under private contract, rather than by the Street Department, saving $100,000; the "reinstitution and expansion" of motorization of the Police Department, saving $60 000; increasing the elementary school class room size, saving $200,000; a saving of $21,800 in the Public Buildings Department's costs for maintenance of the Municipal Building. In proposing the return of the "long day" for firemen, abolished since Mayor Spellacy took office, the alderman said "we are asking no more of those employed in the Fire Department, than the average business man is required to give in his own business." Turning to education, he pointed out that Hartford's per pupil cost is "entirely out of line" with cities of comparable size in Connecticut, such as Bridgeport and New Haven. "We do not admit that our salary scale, with its automatic increases, is in line with the ability of citizens of Hartford to pay," his letter asserted. Citing the steady decrease in the school enrollment since consolidation. Alderman Rabinovitz contended that the city's educational system should cost $400,000 less than before consolidation. He charged that "politics and extravagance" in the schools "is a definite answer to this situation." Mayors Reply. The Mayor's reply to Alderman Rabinovitz follows in part: Text of Reply in Part. "I regret that you have found yourself unable to comply with my request for specific Items that might be deducted from the present proposed budget. While generalities may be Interesting In a political argument, I had hoped that you would forget politics and furnish details to the people of Hartford. You have discussed many things that have absolutely nothing to do with the present budget which must be either adopted or rejected during the month of January. "When t came Into office 35 people were employed in the Old Age Assistance Bureau. The number has been reduced to three. "When I came Into office I advocated the abolition of the office of sealer of weights and measures. Certainly, every Major who preceded me had tised thi office to reward political followers. I was sustained In my efforts to turn the work over to the Police Department. "Further, although the services rendered by the City of Hartford have Increased, the number of employee of the city today is much less than the day that I was inaugurated. Fire Department. "You advocate the return of the Fire Department to the so-called "long day.'" The firemen in Hartford today are em-poiyed In two platoons, working an average of 12 hours per day. The long day required each fireman to work a 1:4 hour day certain times during the month. Personally. I consider 12 hours a long day for constant employment. Then, remember that no fireman is through at the end of the 12 hours. H ls subject to call evn on his days off, and Is frequently reauired to do continuous 24 hour duty. You state the abolition of the long day has cost the City of Hartford $40,000 per year. The actual figure is $42,000. Certainly Hart-ofrd intends to be a humane employer. The entire tendency In every line of employment has been toward a shorter day. I can conceive of no reason why the employees of one department should be differentiated from the employees of all other departments. Why do you single out the firemen alone1 Neither is it true that the taxpayers of Hartford have lost money through the abolition or this 24 hour day. Coincident with It abolition, fire rates in our city were reduced 15 per cent and every property owner benefited to that extent. This amounts to a considerably higher figure than the extra expenditure by the city. I do not say that this reduction in fire rates wa.s due entirely to the abolition of the long day. "Our Tire Department has been o efficient that we have won the plaque, offered by the United States Chamber of Commerce for cities in our clasa. W have the lowest fire loss ratio. This can not be measured in dollar and cent. Never, with mv consent, shall Hartford go back to the twenty-four hour day. Rubbish Collection. "You advocate the adoption of a privat contract for the collection of ashes, rubbish and garbage. This proposal was made as an economy measure tn the administration of Mayor Rankin. He was actuated bv the thought of saving the city money. Both newspapers and most of the general public condemned the idea. In fact, there was almost unan.mous sentiment that the city itself continue this service. Again, in this matter there are other fsetora than mere cost. Lat vear we won the tlau for the b.t record in ii"lH I w-nrk for rlti In our cm.. Ami-mt tn Itctor tnai eontrioutpa o mis pien- did reult in th work of the Superintendent of Streets, Mr. Peck, for whom I hve the verv huhet regard an puhlie ervnt. We can not hve health and any laxity In the collection of rubbish and narbage. "T(i!i i.pelc of the modernization of the Police Department that there would be a aving of InO.OOO. You have Klven no detail. Without Ui.-. It is impossible for anyone to understand your otatement. Tne Police Department todav l. lesa in the number of It personnel than It wjls in the administration of my predecessor, and the chief of police stated to the Board of Finance thst-the department la undermanned. The proposed btidiet further provides for a two-way radio which will make for greater efficiency and possibly om economy. "A to education, you state that our per pnpi! cost Is entirely out of line with cities of like ize In Connecticut, auch as Bridgeport or New Haven.' "Have vou compared. Alderman, the services charged to the Hartford Board of Education with tho?e charged to the Boards of Education of the cities which you mention? For instance. In New Haven, the health work in the schools is done by the Board of Health. In Hartford, it is done bv the Board of Education. In Hartford, the figure la Department. In one of the cities which you mention, the lavatories In the schools are cleaned once a week. In Hartford they are cleaned every day. Would you advocate that we adopt the system of our sister city in this respect? School Comparisons. "Let u go Into one other phase of thla comparison. In both New Haven and Bridgeport the city does not furnish text books to the Individual child. They must be used by sroupi of children and necessarily can not be taken home. This results in either no opportunity for the child for home study or for individual work In the school, unless the parent supplies the text books ar. his own expense. Would you advocate not supplying text books to tha supplying text dooks id inq i or Hartford.' if you do. we , ?,rthe. 'IS b,c.k mn I urther advocate the abolition children must turn "You further of the Increment to our teacher.". Again you are wrong In the figure which you use as to the cost of this Increment. But leaving aside this mistake, and I am just as subject to mistakes a you are. the increment to the teacher is a moral responsibility of the City of Hartford. Public Buildings. "You discuss the cost of maintaining public buildings and mention that the cost of the Municipal Building is approximately $65,300. The actual figure is $56,826. The Public Building Commission was one of the few In Hartford that presented a smaller budget request this year than last year. Further, it has produced on Its asset side a greater Income than existed under the old commission. It requested the sum of $67,-326 for the maintenance of the Municipal Building. Included In this was In Item of $3100 for telephones for the building and an item of $5400 for equipment. Of course, neither of these items should be charged to maintenance. When you compare the cost of maintaining this building with that of private buildings, you forget that conditions are entirely different. The Municipal Building has more open space. It is open and must be heated and lighted for the purpose of being open practically every evening in the week. Some department is always engaged in evening work in that building. You. as an alderman, meet with your board in the evening. When you do elevator service must be provided: the lights and heat must be on. "In private buildings, there would not b the elevator service and there would be no necessity for heat. The Municipal Building belongs to the public and should be accessible to the public, and comfortably accessible, whenever there is any public business to be conducted. The average number of the cleaning force in the Municipal Building is 20. The average square feet for each employee to clean is 4600. In addition, there are over 1000 lineal feet of brass railing. "You said that the cost of burying tree stumps in the South Meadows amount to $17,000. The actual cost to the City of Hartford for this item ls $5950. Certainly you will agree that the stumps should not be left exposed where they would be a fire hazard and and eyesore. In addition, being on city property, we would be subject to damages If there were any injuries due to their presence. Community House. "I am discussing this Item with you although I realize it has nothing whatever to do with the proposed budget. Neither has the item which you discuss concerning the South End Community House which you say is lying idle. This statement ls untrue. The building will not be finished and turned over to the city until some time In February and there ls no item in the proposed budget for Its maintenance. "The money expended by the city of Hartford for this building ls probably not 10 per cent of the cost to the city if the labor employed were on relief. The statement you made concerning this building might equally be made concerning 90 per cent of the projects paid for in part by the city of Hartford. We have had an average of approximately 3400 men employed in Hartford by the WPA during the past year. It has been difficult to supply projects. You may desire the WPA abolished, but If you do. then be prepared to have the Welfare Department undertake the task of keeping alive these 3400 families. Already, and during this month, our welfare rolls have increased by 132 families due largely to the cessation of WPA activities." Agriculture Conservation Leaders Will Confer The men who conduct the Agricultural Conservation Program in Connecticut, including state and county committeemen, administrative assistants and county agricultural agents, will open a two-day conference on the 1939 Agricultural Conservation Program Thursday in New Britain. Meeting at the Hotel Burritt at 10 a. m., the conference will start. with a review of the 1938 program, with Benjamin F. Dibble of East Canaan, chairman of the state committee, presiding. In the afternoon Raymond K. Clapp. state executive o.ficer. will talk on soilbuilding practices lor 1939. and Paul L. Putnam, State College Extension economist, will lead a discussion on the purposes underlying each practice, what conditions it is adapted to and what benefit it is to the farm. Mr. Dibble will discuss the effect of the program on the dairy industry and E. H. F. Felber. head field assistant, will talk on details of the new program. In the evening it is expected" that Allen W. Manchester, regional director or the program will be present, to lead a discussion. Fridavs program starts at 9 a. m. with the entire morning given to discussion of the acreage allotments Tor potatoes, vegetables and tobac- j co. whether allotments are neces- sary and what effects they have. i In the afternoon the conference closes with a session on plans for 1939 and the division of responsibilities among the various committees. Frank Preston Heads Industrial Arts Group Frank J. Preston of Hartford was elected president of the Central Connecticut Industrial Arts Association at a meeting Wednesdanight in the Broad Street building of Hartford Public High School. Other officers named follow: ; First vice- .Bristol: sec - roH Anriorsnn president. John J. lies nrxri viri-nrciHpnt. Alfrpri Anrlprann New Britain- secrVtirv Robert Ar- een G" e , DB""" r estate under laws of this sta:e: to dS. HarUord.5 andtatSae f CUf- I f l;nLU"Vt T" prpeT? la,3 01 ford S Sawver Windsor Iada completing a clean-up of j Arizona and to one-haif under laws Dr George Ross Wells professor i pockets of Government resistance. , of South Africa where the will was of psyehologv at the Hartford Sem- j The reported advance brought In-) drawn. inarv Foundation, spoke on "The 1 surgenus to a point within six miles i The wul left no rung to five chi.-Safe'tv Valve of Life." Greeting : 0f Vendrell. 18 miles bv highway I wU.eu. two of wnom nve were extended by Superintendent of ; up the coast from Tarragona, which ; X"5 l11!'? Hrmbrff Schools Fred D. Wish. Jr., and a ; t Insurgents hold nd845 miles by rk nd 0n W Hl'mbolL Quirk, princioal of Hartford High. Mus'e n as supplied bv a mixed crio- rus from the Hartford Teachers Association under direction of Jo- seph Soifer. Supper was served pre- ceding the meeting. f wtr t- r.nr. . rwinrt mcreasing ui- ,.. .,,:- ...,i .mnr.et . , the people. Expelled Correspondent Opens Texas Bureau Austin, Tex., Jan. 13 lAP.t Frank L. Kluckhorn, New York Times correspondent who was expelled by the Mexican Government, informed the Austin Statesman today he was setting up his bureau in Brownsville to cover Mexico news. Madrid Men Sent To Aid Barcelona (Continued from Page 1.) dise. 4738 tons of oil and gasoline. 25 ton of airplane materials, 28 planes, 76 Spanish pilots trained in Russia and 25 Mexican flyers.) Tons CaDtured. Insurgent armies todav reported ; prospects are that the total on eacn the capture of Pons, northern key aa' 'xcsed the number pre-to defenses of the government capi- j j'. Wednesday, the heaviest day center and southern gains in' the offensive designed to end the civil i war. j Possession of Pons was said to , have given Generalissimo Franco a road of attack toward the French frontier, over which vital food supplies for Barcelona's defenders must come. Th city was taken by storm by legionnaires who swooped down from hills which they wrested from government troops late Tuesday. Insurgent dispatches said. Although Pons is 75 miles northwest of Bar , . , ,. ... : muii, it vas leanieu w cuiiesua) . celoiia it is only 55 miles irom tne i Qnf to be offered bv Representative French brder and contro!s thiT. M. Russell. Jr..' of M.ddletown. ! Viltrhu-ov tn tli frontier I u 1: main highway to the frontier. The left wing column was fight-ine up the road from Artesa de Segre, eight miles southwest of ! Pons toward the frontier town of ! be a supplement to the administra-Puigcerda in an attempt to cut ; lion Program as outlined in the in- communication and supply lines. Tne road has been one of the Spanish capital's main supply routes. The government army defending Barcelona has mountainous country in which to fight always a help to defenders. The government has placed machine-gun nests on all mountain tops to pour a stream of bullets against attackers who must charge up the slopes. These mountains go from the town of Igualada. 28 miles west of Barcelona to the coast itself. Defenses near the coaf, southwest of Barce- lona. are the strongest, because to i reach them the Insurgents must ! crass the Gaya River. Today one Insurgent army a.s said to have crossed the Gaya at several points near the Mediterranean and only 40 miles from Barcelona. This was one of the armies driving directly toward the government capital. Britain Stands Pat. London. Jan. 18 AP.) Prime Minister Chamberlain refused today to alter the British policy of nonin tervention in Spain and rejected an international plan for feeding Spanish civilians. He declared, however, that Brit ain would continue to assist unoffi cial organizations for relief of Spanish civilians. Chamberlain said other governments, "particularly" the United States, had been consulted on the international relief plan. Mounted police with batons repulsed a crowd of several hundred persons said to be Communists when they tried to break through police cordons guarding No. 10 Downing Street, residence of the prime minister. They carried placards demanding "arms for Spain." A small deputation later was received at the foreign office. Replying to a request from Clement R. Attlee, leader of the labor opposition, that Parliament be summoned at once to discuss aid for Spain, the Prime Minister wrote: "I have given careful consideration to your request which is apparently based on your view that the t'me has come when the policy of nonintervention should be reversed and all embargo on the supply of arms and ammunition to the Spanish government removed. "In the opinion of His Majesty's government such a course would inevitably lead to an extension of the conflict with fyinspnuenrec whifli cannot be accurately foreseen but ! Licensed Hunters Need which undoubtedly would be very j permits for Protective France Bows to England. j Use of Guns, Is Ruling Paris, Jan. 18. i AP.) The French j Although licensed hunters mav government bowed today to Brit- carry rif.es and shotguns for sport-lsh pressure by agreeing to keep j ing purposes without obtaining a the Spanish frontier closed to aid I special permit to do so. these weap-for the hard-pre-ssed defenders of ! ons may not be carried by any pr'r-Barcelona but determined on a sn for protective purposes unless "vigilant defense" of French interests. Premier Daladier's cabinet was said by informed political sources. a request f;om sute Police Com-to have decided to stake iu life on ; missioner Anthony Sunderland for a conunuea nanas-oii-opain poi- icy rather than risk Britain's wrath and possible loss of her support. Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet was reported to have declared Brit ain's friendship would cool if France allowed arms to crass the border to Barcelona armies. The decision on poiicy was taken at a long cabinet meeting despite a growing fear that victory for Generalissimo Franco would give Italy, which is aiding him. a f;rm foothold on France's southern fron- ; vtr. After the close of foreign affairs debate which starts again tomorrow in the French Chamber of Deputies. Premier Daladier planned to demand a vote of confidence on his Spanish policy, in the face of heavy communis, socialist and some center opposition. The cabinet's decision which some sources described as "reluctant" came after Bonnet described his re- cent conversations at Geneva with British Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax. Bonnes, made it clear yes- terdav that France would dutifully fol'ow Britain's wLsh-s roi.ow uiuains win.s. Drive Loyalists from Peaks. T-iH. snin .Ian is (API j Insurgent field headquarters report- ed todav that Government forces . . , . . - , . i. . , " i , - road Barclon. Goernment ; capital. I Farther north Insurgent were I nearer the Capital, pushing due j eastward from the sector south of jlguaiad. They reported capture of f-t .w,. on mc. n!.ht of : T'Of-t. about I Ifirualad and KMut 40 miles due west of Barcelona- Legislative News Topics Told Briefly 450 New Bills With 453 new bills introduced in ' the General Assembly, the total ; number of proposed statutes pend- i ; ing now is 984. of which 658 have : : been introduced in the House and ' ! 326 in the Senate. This session is i still far behind the 1937 session In j which, on the corresponding date. : the bills introduced totalled 1426. j j Two riavs. today and Friday.iremain ; for the introduction of bills, and Bulletin Compiler. senate uiertc sianiey j. iracesKi of New Britain Wednesday an- nounced the appointment by the legislative t lerks of L. Dow Webber of Essex as compiler of the Legislative Bulletin. In several recent sessions, this post was held by Frederick P. Grimley of New Haven, an associate of Clarence G. Willard. Former secretary of the Republican State Central Committee. Constitutional Amendments. At least two more proposals for amendments to the State Constitution will be introduced in this ses sion, it was learned Wednesday would prohibit the use of money ; fSrhf,a M! tures. The other proposal." which will augural message of Governor Bald win, will take from the Governor the task of signing personally the commissions of notaries public. This was one of the proposals of the State Reorganization Commission in 1937, and was unopposed, but the committee action was delayed so it was impossible to make the report and get action by the 1937 House. Jail Farm. The bill for the establishment of a state jail farm will be introduced in the House this week by Representative Stanley Mead of New Canaan, Representative Mead said the Jail Farm Commission discussed tne measure w.th Governor Baldwin Wednesday and found him symna thetic. Psychiatry School. Senator Charles J. Arrigoni. president pro tempore of the State Senate, will introduce in that body today authorizing the Connecticut State Hospital at Middletown to conduct a school for psychiatric at- i tendants. The institution would be empowered to trant a suitable diploma or certificate to those completing the course. To Recount Voles. Meeting Wednesday afternoon the Senate Committee on Contested Elections considered the petition of Richard E. Mylchreest of Middle-town. Republican, for the Thirty-Third District seat held by Senator Churches M. Sanford of Cromwell. Democrat, heard counsel for both men and decided upon a recount of Cromwell votes to settle the question. On the basis of returns reported, Mr. Sanford had Deen declarer elec-ed by a plurality of' 22 votes. Mr. Mylchrest, claiming that the ballots iu Cromwell were improperly counted twice sought a recount in the Superior Court but the court ruled that it was the right of the Senate to make any such recount. At Wednesday's meeting, it was decided, to have the Cromwell ballot-box brought to the Capitol, but no date was set for the recount. Mr Mylchreest was represented at the hearing by Attorney Carlos Ellis of Middletown and Senator Sanford by Thomas C. Flood of Portland. Tne committee is made up of Senator Thornhill. chairman, and Senators Roberts and Downes Committee Clerk At organization meetings Wednesday afternoon. Representative Wal-fred C. Carlson of Washington was elected clerk of the Forfeited Rights Committee and Representative Thomas O'Connor of Darien was chosen clerk of the Aviation Committee such a permit has been granted according to a decision made Wed- nesday by Assistant Attorney Gen- i a ruung on the matter. Mr. DiSesa added that members of an organized rifle or gun club are permitted by law to carry a sun to j or from established rifle ranges or j skeet field-s fof target practice, bu may not carry such a weapon fon protective purpases unless possessing permission. Iierlin Man's Estate ! Claimed by Two Widows ; New Britain. Jan. 18. Saecia'..) Because a woman living in Tucson, An?., claims to be the w dew i of the late Joseph Wilier, of Berlin who left a widow in Ber'.in. a contest is expected iver atimson of' his will to probate here next Mon- ; day at 2 p. r.i, Mrs. Amelia Wiilett of Tucson j ha.s retained Attorney 5. A. Maa; in 1 her interests, it was lrnd Wednesday, and asserts sii? L Willert's widow, was legally numed to him i and never divorced. In his will. W ?!?tt left his estate j including about $6C0 in j-toiks cash I and a house m Berlin to his w riow , in Berlin. Mrs. Eu.ihemia May ; w'"t- , . , .. , Although Mrs. Wi:l?t: of B:.;n is understood ts have b?e,i tdd bv her i husband that he was divorced, if it 1 should turn out tha Mrs. A'll Ctt of j Jucs-m was not divorced she would ""r "m fneTvH8ntftf,ht life interest in one-tn.rd of the Aircraft Gets Contract. A $1 676.230 contract for p.opeller assemblies and controls was awarded Tuesdav to the United Aircraft ' Corporation of East Hartford bv the Army. It was the largest single i award in contract totaling $3,932.-407 for aircraft accessories and. equipment announced by Louis j Johnson, assistant secretary of war. ' Is Elected President Of St. Francis Staff '1. DR. EDWARD J. TURBERT. Dr. E. J. Turbert Named To Head Ox T7-.,I ClrCf Ol. V ranCIS Oldll Dr. Edward J. Turbert wa.s elected pre.siden; of the medical staff at the St. Francis Hospital at its nnual meeting Wednesday night, succeeding the late Dr. James F. Lynch. The meeting has been called tor Wednesday by Dr. Lynch De lore his death. n. hosita . wm orme vlce-pride of ?he staff. He was president of Dr. Turbert. a the Hartford Medical Society in 1930. TT. W 1.. On.,U.nn n n ri attended .the district, and hieh schools in that town. He wa srrad- ' uated from the Baltimore Medical College in 1904 and has been a practicing physician in Hartford since that year. He lives at 339 South Main Street. West Hartford, and conducts an office at 703 Asylum Avenue. Dr. Thomas F. Welch, 63 Auburn Road, West Hartford, also a physician, was elected vice-president He had been a member of the executive committee at the hospital. Dr. F. Arthur Emmett. 281 North Main S;reet, West Hartford, a cardiologist, was elected secretary and Dr. Thomas P. Moylan. 75 Bain- bridge Road. West Hartford, an orthopedist, was chosen treasurer, Local Man's Ship Disabled At Sea S Other sites, scattered through the (Continued from Page I.) j six eastern counties that were in propeller gone, the Black Diamond e Path. of the hurricane, are under Line freighter was reported drifting j SM)rage sites are now in. in a southeasterly direction. , operatioiL afc Morse Meadow Pond ! and Morse Reservoir, both in Union. Two Hartford men are watching The pine is stored in water. One dry the fight made by the American 1 storage site for hardwood logs and freighter "Black Condor." whose i hemlock is operating, at Taft Land-captain is Captain Philip J. Prend- I in? in p?mfrct- . , . ergast of Hartford, which last its , fJiJ'rl . . . ., i leased, in addition to tne two whera propeller at sea about 75 miles .; logs are received .are: south of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, j porter's Pond. Sterling: Bolton They are Commander Eugene E. ; Notch Pond. Bolton; Kinney Pond. Wilson of the United Aircraft Cor- i Union; Taft Pond, Pomfret; Lower poration and Policeman George j Mashapaug Pond. Union; and Hemes of the Hartford police, both j HoiJses Pond Voluntown. of whom were shipmates of Cap- ciiT!'e", .iV.mi'jS?!? t ft 1 1 Uran rinrff n e-r in lit a X r W i - rr the World War. Policeman Hemes received a telegram from Captain Prendergast following the September hurricane asking him "how did you like the blow" and whether it reminded him of other days. Wednesday night the policeman was seeking means of communicating with the freighter. TT; r u Miriam Rebekah Service Club. Miriam Rebekah Service Club will meet Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Nielson. 62 Monto- wese Street. Luncheon will oe served at 1 p. m., business meeting. followed by a Main Mulberry St. SPECIAL CHEESE SALE The Lover of Cheese Will Revel in the Large Variety Offered at This Special Sale. New Mild Cheese . . . ... 21c lb. Old Snappy Cheese Young American lb. 22c ; Imported Roquefort . . lb. 70c Swiss Cheese, sliced lb. 39c Club Cheese, sliced lb. 25c Munster Cheese .....lb. 21c Sage Cheese lb. 28c Gruyere Cheese Portions ... box 21c PACKAGE AND JAR CHEESE IN GREAT VARIETY Center Cut Pork Choice Veal Chops Chops 25c lb. 29c lb. i Boneless Sirloin Steaks Freshly Sliced Dried Beef Grote & Weed's Frankfjrts Large Pork Sausages, freshly Fresh Pork Spare Ribs 16c lb. FANCY FRESH VEGETABLES Fancy Cuba Egg Plant each 1 5c Fancy French Endive lb. 29c Florida Green Beans - 2 qts. 15c California New Bunch Carrots 2 bunches 15c FRESH FRUIT SPECIALS Large Sweet Juicy Florida Oranges doz. 2c Fancy Mcintosh or Delicious Apples .4 lbs. for 2?c Juicy Florida Grapefruit RiDo Yellow Bananas 1 S.ALADA TEA 1,-ib. pkg. 21c Archer Bags Glastonbury Glawackus Hut Some Say Corpse Is That of Side Hill Goo-fus, Best Described in Deathless Poetry What was reported to be th Glawackus. Glastonbury's mystery animal, reposed in KInne and Try-on's service station in Glastonbury Wednesdav. allegedly shot with an arrow bv Stanley N. Shibles. Hun- . dreds who saw it were torn between '. two questions: Is it the real Glawackus? Is it a goofy story to end all goofy stories about the animal'? The answer is probably no in bot'a cases Outside scientific circles, the beasfc i m the service station is called a side hill goofus. it w2ls explained, and us distinguishing marks are its right legs, much shorter than those on the left side. Local experts say it go! that way by walking around and around the hills. Sometimes, when frightened, it turns suddenly and, spills, it was reported. Other characteristics: Head of s. hwk deer, has burlan covered body i and wears trousers, whiskbroom tail, Swears shoes and rubbers; known to i eat bait from fishermen's hooks. AS ' least that's what the experts told our reporter. Th following explanatory verse, which was not culled from any anthology or records of the fauna of Connecticut, might befuddle the best, zoologist: It has a head quite like a deer, And frisks away when men come near, ) Its tail is like a weather vane i And it wears a raincoat in the rain "rJSt" s awful VllVA WVJUi. liatO ktimo ovtkav i SUllt. ! Its feet are shod against the cold. But this one's shoes are getting old. Shibles says it's just a jinx. And not a common woodland lynx. East Connecticut Timber Storage ' Sites Are Leased Signing of the first leases for timber storage sites in eastern Connecticut where the Northeastern j Timhr SaJvaee Administration is I buying hurricane-damaged timber j w announced Wednesday by H. ! Phil Brandner of the United States Forest Service, in charge of the program in Connecticut. Eleven sites where logs wm oe received have been leased, and timber is being received at three of them. and known as Taft Landing No. 1, Taft Landing No. 2 and Taft Landing No. 3. The Extension Service of Connecticut State Collage and the office of State Forester Austin F. Hawes ar cooperating with the United States' Forest Service in the timber saivaga program. John Hay Lodge. ! Officers of all Knights of Pythias. ; Lodges in District No. 1 will be in-. : stalled Wednesday. January 25, at ! Capitol Hall. 320 Ann Street, by District Deputy Harry Green of simsbury and his stall. There wut be entertainment and refreshments. All Pythians and friends are invited. .... 35c lb. 45c lb. I 23c lb. 27c made lb. 22c New White Sauerkraut 4 lbs. 25c v .Z-3-4-6 tor lie ., 4 lbs. tor ZJc - RED LABEL Vl-lb. pkg. 43c atogjP1 2-8101 i

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