Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on January 23, 1939 · 16
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Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut · 16

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Monday, January 23, 1939
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16 THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1939. New Haven Man Heads Polish GOP J. F. Ryter Elected By Pulaski Democratic Group at Respective State Meetings Here Stanley J. Palaski of New Haven was reelected president of the statewide association of Polish-American Republican dubs and Attorney John F. Ryter of Hartford was chosen to lead the Pulaski Federation of Democratic Clubs at meetings held in the Polish National Home and White Eagle Hall, respectively, Sunday afternoon. Congressman-at-large Boleslaw J. Monkiewicz was honored at the Republican gathering with election as honorary vice-president and was given a brief case by President Walter J. Sidor on behalf of the Hartford club. In a short address he told the group, which was composed of 100 delegates from 20 Polish-American Republican clubs throughout the state, of his impressions of Washington. He later made an Informal visit to friends attending the Democratic clubs meeting at White Eagle Hall. Charter Oak Avenue. In heated contests during the lengthy meeting of 67 delegates representing 24 Democratic clubs in as many cities and towns the following officers were elected: Prsiriprut. Attorney Rvter: first vice-president, John Wilczyk of Tor-rington; second vice-president, Mrs. Mary Murawska of Terry ville; recording secretary, Ignacy Przyby-cien, financial secretary, Walter Moron of Middletown; treasurer, Lawrence Samorajaczyk of New Britain; and organizers. Antoni Dziedzic of New Haven, Andre Ko-rona of Thompsonville and Mrs. Blanche August. Paul Nurczyk of New Britain was chosen chairman of elections. Frank Coskey, State Athletic Commissioner, refused a nomination for reelection as president of the Democratic clubs and relinquished his chair during elections to Paul Murczyk of New Britain. Following a heated discussion in which points of order were constantly raised from the floor, election nf a nolifirnl committee was deferred to another meeting. Resolutions urging a revision of the constitution were passed. John Kreminski of Meriden, first vice-president, was the only new officer chosen by the Republican clubs' delegates. Those reelected were President Palaski; Mrs. Stephanie Zwirko of New Haven, second vice-president; Stanley Kamy-kowski of Milford, secretary; Major Bernard A. Kosicki of Middletown, financial secretary; Attorney Sidor. treasurer; Matthew Papciak of New Britain, marshal and Henry R. Shiembob. executive chairman. Broun is Threatened By New York Crowd New York. Jan. 22. (AP.) Hey-wood Broun, president of the American Newspaper Guild, was menaced by a throng of demonstrators at a radio station today and escorted from the vicinity by a heavy police guard. The crowd had begun its demonstration at Station WMCA, picketing the studio for the sixth successive Sunday in protest against the station's refusal to broadcast the weekly speech of Rev. Charles E. Coughlin unless he submitted an advance copy. Police estimated 1500 were in the crowd when it moved on to station WOR. When the newspaper columnist entered the lobby, some of the throng shouted, "Down with Hey-wood Broun" and "Get him, he's a dirty Red." Broun remained several minutes, taking notes. A member of the committee which arranged the demonstration then told him police believed it would be best for him to leave. He agreed to do so and police, shoving aside some demonstrators, accompanied him several blocks away. 3 Firemen Overcome At $4000 Derby Fire Derby, Jan. 22. (AP.) Three firemen were overcome by smoke tonight while fighting a fire in the home of Angelo Veldoro which swept through the two upper floors and caused damage estimated by the owner at $4000. Assistant Chief Albert McConney, Captain Albert Cottrell and Fireman James Loftus were carried from the building and revived by a physician. The fire fighters were hampered by the strong winds and the cold which caused the water to freeze as quickly as it hit the building. Fire Chief Mario Tinari said the cause of the blaze was undetermined. Polish Clubs Reelect Leader I " ... . : I X V ft A Courant Photos. Stanley J. Paiaski of New Haven, center, who was reelected president of the State Association of Polish-American Republican Clubs at a meeting held at the Polish National Home Sunday, is congratulated by Con-gressman-at-Large B. J. Monkiewicz of New Britain, left. John Kreminski of Meriden, right, was elected first vice-president. Glawackus Subject Of Guessing Game With Several Theories Held In County Laws of the state having put a halt for Sunday to the Great Glastonbury Glawackus Hunt, the mysterious animal became the subject of a widespread guessing game, not confined to Glastonbury residents but enjoyed widely throughout the county, "I never saw a glawackus," said a New Britain policeman, "but I'll bet that animal over there in Glastonbury isn't .one. I'll bet its a lynx. Four years ago there were two lynx off here in the Pinnacle Mountains. They were mates and noboby caught or killed them. They can have a whole family around these parts by now." The New Britain policeman Is safe in saying he never saw a glawackus for the name was minted in a newsman's mind only two weeks ago. It comprises the "Gla" in Glastonbury, the "wack" in wacky; and the "us" was lifted from general Latin endings. While the lynx theory is held all through the New Britain area, in Plainville, Berlin and in sections of Farmington, a man who tries to hold to it gets into trouble once he crosses the hills of Burlington into Collinsville. There the residents recall a fright they had some time ago over a strange animal in the woods. Its size kept growing from wildcat, to bobcat, to mountain lion each time it was sighted. Finally someone shot the thing and found it was a tomcat. Consequently in Collinsville they guffaw at the lynx theory and do not even try to pronounce "glawackus." accent on the "wack" as in wacky. Up in Winsted, still using the mold left behind by the late Lou Stone, they seem serious as they tell you the animal is a tear-shedding wolverine which cries like a woman because it is lonely and sheds blue tears because it is blue. They suggest tracking the animal down by its blue tears some cold morning. A good part of the levity the unidentified animal has stirred up outside the town is reflected among the residents of Glastonbury, even among those who have been on the hunts. Everyone wants to catch it or kill it before it bites somebody, a desire which was thus explained by one of the hunters Sunday: "Suppose it bit me and I died and years from now my descendants asked 'Why dd grandpappy die?" and the only answer he could be given would be. 'Something bit him." To let the thing go at that would be bad. lends itself to all sorts of interpretations. I want this thing identified before I die." William Lieser of Marlborough saw the Glawackus Sunday night near the Marlborough-Glastonbury town line near New London Turnpike, he reported to police. The place the animal was seen is about two miles from where a hunter shot at a panther-like animal on Saturday. Lieser saw the large tawny catlike animal slink into the woods. It left behind it huge paw tracks. The country where the animal was reported on Saturday and Sunday is boulder strewn with tangled underbrush. It is terrain that is filled with game. The animal has followed this type of country since it first was seen, except for a short sojourn in the thinner Hopewell woods. . St. Bridget's Guild. The Ladies' Guild of St. Bridget's Church, Elmwood, will sponsor a dessert bridge Tuesday at 1 :30 p. m. in. the church hall. . Tax Collectors Are Invited To Meeting Jan. 30 Discussion of Problems and Election of Officers to Be Held All tax collectors of the state and their chief clerks have been invited by State Tax Commissioner Charles J. McLaughlin to an all-day session on tax problems In Room 419 of the Capitol Monday, January 30, at 11 a. m. Two discussions in the morning on "Municipalities and Federal Income Taxes" and "Problems of the Small Town Collector," will be led by Mr. McLaughlin and Howard A. Selden, East Hampton collector, respectively. The afternoon meeting will open at 2 p. m. with the election of officers of Tax Collectors Association for the present year. Arthur F. Potter, research tax director of the State Tax Department, will lead a discussion on "Proposed Local Tax Legislation for 1939." A general question period will close the session. Harold T. Robinson, president of the association, will preside at the meetings. All collectors are asked to make reservations in advance with Mr. McLaughlin for themselves and their chief clerks if they are to attend a luncheon between the sessions, at the Hotel Bond. Governor Baldwin is also expected to address the group. ' North Carolinian Here Seeks Another Vote On Tobacco JVIarket Quotas Waging a one-man campaign through the Eastern tobacco-growing regions for another vote on marketing quotas for the 1939 tobacco crop, J. P. Humphrey of Proc-torville, N. C. arrived in Hartford Sunday to enlist the Connecticut growers in his drive. Most of the tobacco-growers, he claims, regret the outcome of the December 10 referendum in which the marketing quotas failed by a narrow margin of the two-thirds vote required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act for the continuance of the quotas. The negative vote, he asserts, was the result of a campaign engineered by the large tobacco concerns of the nation. Mr. Humphery has traveled through most of the Southern tobacco states urging the farmers to petition their congressmen for a new referendum. He is also seeking a revision in the national farm act making imposition of the quotas dependent on a simple majority vote rather than on a twro-thirds majority as now required. "Without marketing quotas there threatens to be such an expansion of the 1939 crop that no one will make any money," he said. Accelerated Badness. Truro, N. S. (AP.) Found 'guilty of contributing to juvenile delinquency, Elmore Higgins was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Magistrate Harold Putnam said Higgins "accelerated the badness" of five boys caught stealing. Collector's Office To Aid In Storm Loss Deductions Information Will Be Giv- en on Computing Income Tax Returns Persons who experienced financial losses through flood and hurricane in Connecticut during the past year will be given an opportunity to learn at firsthand how to figure their losses in their income tax returns, according to Internal Revenue Collector Thomas S. Smith, Stating that the Internal Revenue Department has been bombarded with requests for information, as to how to compute flood and hurricane losses, Collector Smith announced Sunday, that as a service to taxpayers, he will send representatives from his department to any meeting in the state arranged for the purpose of ironing out such questions. Business men and residents in the Connecticut River Valley and along the shore, where the ravages of flood and hurricane last September were most severe, comprise the bulk of the information-seekers, Collector Smith stated. He suggested that organizations such as chambers of commerce and business men's groups call special meetings in their .communities and upon request, he will send experts from his office to answer specific questions to clarify the setting up of income tax reports to include flood and hurricane losses as deductible items. Postmasters also may aid their communities by arranging such meetings, he said. Rabbi's Daughter Gets Dental Scholarship Grasshopper Rushing Season in Maryland Prince Frederick, Md.. Jan. 22. (AP.) To all the stories of first robins and flowers blooming in January former sheriff Ernest F. Raw-lings of Stoakley, Calvert County, adds this one: He caught a genuine, standard-sized grasshopper in the deep snow near his home yesterday. The 'hopper, contentedly munching a cabbage leaf, is on display in a bottle at the Rawlings home. Asthma Mm Dissolved Easy Way Thanks to a doctor'g prescription, you can now curb those terriblo attacks of choking, gasping, coughing and wheeling of Asthma by disaolvlng the mucus or phlegm. No dopes, no smokes, no injections. Just take pleasant, tasteless Mendaco tablets and feel the quick delightful action. Mendaco works thru the blood, quickly helps Nature remove the strangling mucus, promotes easy breathing and refreshing sleep and thus stimulates energy. Mendaco Is so successful It Is offered under an Iron-clad guarantee of money back on return of empty package unless completely satisfactory. Ask your druggist for Mendaco today. The guarantee protects you. if V II ill MISS LILLIAN WEINBERG. Miss Lillian . Weinberg, daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Nathan W. Weinberg of 89 Magnolia Street, and an honor graduate of Weaver High School with the class of 1938, has been named for one of the two Guggenheim scholarships awarded by the Guggenheim Dental School of New York. She will start studies in dental hygiene at the school February 1. Steamships Arrived. American Traveler, New York, Jan. 22, from Havre. Scan York, Baltimore, Jan. 22, Copenhagen. Sailed. Georgic, Cherbourg Jan. 21, for New York. Westernland, New York Jan 21, Antwerp. Bay State Driver Killed. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 22. (AP.) Eugene LaFortune, 53. was killed today when his skidding automobile crashed through a fence and hurtled 20 feet down an embankment in front of scores of persons returning from a nearby church. ' LaFortune was a foreman at the Uxbridge Worsted Company. Wadsworth To Head GOP Defense Body New York Congressman to Guide House Committee in Study of Roosevelt Arms Plan Washington, Jan. 22. (AP.) Representative Wadsworth, Repub lican, New York, was appointed today to head a special national defense committee composed of 11 Republican members of the House of Representatives. In announcing the appointment, Representative Martin. Republican, Mass., the House minority leader, said the committee would examine carefully the Administration's armament proposals. Policy Agreed Upon. Martin said the Republicans in a recent caucus had agreed upon a defense policy which would: 1. Insure a sound integration of the land, naval, air and industrial segments of the defense program in the interest of maximum effi ciency and economy. 2. Invite a clear definition of unrtea jsiates ioreien doucv. as a "measuring rod for the whole scheme of defense." 3. Make certain that- the "projected rearmament program" would be directed exclusively to defense and security, rather than toward "dangerous intervention .in the international frictions and , discords of other peoples." 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