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Today's Chuckle His campaign was a pleasant one, And worthy, here, of note. He only kissed the babies who Were old enough to vote. —The Abbott Pharmagraph WEATHER Mostly sunny and mild this afternoon. Generally fair and not so cool tonight with the low about 40. Tomorrow, generally fair and continued mild, with the high between 70 and 75 degrees. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPERATL'RK RErOBT Midnight. 45; 3 a. m., 41; 6 m., 39; 9 a. m.,. 60; noon, 78. VOL. LXIV, NO. 247 ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 81st Congress Faces Big, Task In Second Sessior^ Patterson Says Tax Problem Not Met Squarely Failure to meet tax problems squarely is considered one of the most notable omissions in the first session of the 81st Comjress, according to Representative Jamei T. Patterson. Although some desirable legislation wai enacted into law v Mr. Patterson says the task, ahead for the second session convening in January 'Hooks to be a considerable one." He said. "One of the most notable onrmtisions was the failure to meet tax problems squarely, and to realize the increasing impact upon the nation of 'big government.' " The representative continued, "Though the 'President castigated the Republican tax law. which made it possible for wage-earners to retain a larger share of their weekly pey checks, it wa- readily apparent that the Democratic Conerress had no intention of repealing it. Instead, the President, for many months, called for increased taxes, which call was ignored by Congressional leaders " He stated, "The problem^ of amendment or repeal of the Taft- Hartley Act has been left for the corning session, as have other legislative proposals advanced by the Administration. The American peccle will be much better cff if some of them are never revived.' 1 He listed as domestic problems solved, the higher minimum wage, a farm program. House passage of Socia! Security legislation and the adoption of a few Hoover Commission recommendations. In conclusion he said. "The records of both parties in Congress for the two sessions will undoubtedly be the basis for the 1950 general elections." Congress adjourned -without taking action on amending Representative Patterson's bill-on copper import duty. Efforts by western ccpper-state congressmen to reim- pose the import duty on copper failed. The Senate Finance Committee some months ago approved a measure eliminating Import taxe~, on certain scrap metals and added an amendment, which would have restored the copper tariff, but the bill never came to a vote. September Savings Deposits Show Increase Over 1948 Patterson Replies Martin Confused In Interpretation In an effort to clear up any misunderstanding concerning a statement made by Representative James T. Patterson on the resur- ve>- of the Thomaston dam proiect and the Housatonic River dredging proposal, the congressman has written a letter to Richard C. Martin, director of the State Water Commission, who took issue with the Patterson statement. Mr. Patterson enclosed a copy of his letter to Major General Lewis Pick on the subject and said. "You will note therein no reference to the desirability, or lack of it, for construction of the dam at Thomaston. Tour remarks In the newspaper article are paraphrased to the effect that 'Rep- sentadve Patterson appears to be confused over the aspects of separate navigation and flood control projects under consideration for the Housatonic and Naugatuck Valleys'." He wrote, "No confusion exists in my mind in that I am fully aware that the two are separate and distinct as to their authorization and as to monies which must be appropriated by the Congress. Nowhere in my communication to General Pick is there reference to such connection." In continuing he said, "My request to General Pick was based upon my belief that if. sufficient otherwise unallocated funds were available to initiate a resurvey of the Thomaston dam that they might better be expended to facilitate proposed dredging operations in the Housatonic." He concluded, "I am hopeful that this sufficiently clears up any misunderstanding which might have resulted from your interpretation of my statement." Miller Seated Marine League Commandant Officers of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League and Ladies Auxiliary were seated at ceremonies la.Ht night in Odd Fellows Hall, before an assembly of move than 60 perosns. Robert F. Miller headed the slate of Detachment officers, being installed as Commandant. He succeeds Vernon J. LaFave, who held tha post for the past two years. Other Detachment officers installed were: Edmund Shilinskas, senior vice-commandant; Alex Ur- of $35-1. ena, junior vice - commandant; Raymond C. Wooster, chaplain; Neil Casini, paymaster; Leo Magas, adjutant; Charles Knight, sergeant at arms; John Abel, judge advocate; William E. Simmons, chief of staff; and Daniel Rado, service officer. William Dederian, of New Britain. State Commanadant, was installing officer. He was assisted by George Ciracia, of New Britain, as installing sergeant at arms, and Del Boober, also of New Britain, installing chaplain. Auxiliary Prior to the installation of Detachment officers, the Auxiliary officers were seated. Mrs. Raymond C. Wooster was installed as president for a second-term. Other officers seated were: Mrs. Stephen Harper, senior vice-president; Mrs. Urena, junior vice-president; Miss Charlotte Leuchers, secretary; Mrs. John Grant, treasurer; Mrs. Wiliiam Leuchars. chaplain; Mrs. Joy Schlesinger, judge advocate; Mrs. Magas, press corespondent; Mrs. "!aslni, outer guard; Mrs. Harold But Are Lower Than Deposits Of Last Month Savings deposits dropped in Sep- t.ember, compared to August, but the lotal is higher than that of lust September, according to the monthly business survey of the Naugatuclc Chamber of Commerce released voclay. September deposits were $1D,040,- VU5 or .$137,223 leas lhan Uio August f.otal of $15,178,018 and $39,013 greater than the September, 1948 iota! of 515,001,1828. Postal receipts dropped from $14,720 in August to $14,487 in, September, a drop of $239. This September's total is $840 more Lhan last year's total of $13,641. Parking meter receipts of $304 in September were $103 less than the $407 total for August, and $50 less than the September, 1948 . Ash, first trustee; Miss Margaret O'Connor, captain of the guard and second trustee; Miss Ruth Tubbs .hird trustee; Mrs. Margaret Mee- jan and Miss Betty Parsons, color bearers. Auxiliary officers were installed ->y Mrs. Josephine Jarvis, of Hartford, state president. Mrs. Anna P. Hurray, of Hartford, past national Chaplain, was installing captain of ihe guard. Several other state officers of both the League and Auxiliary were present. Other guests were present from Ansonia, Waterbury, Norwalk. Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and Manchester. Michael N'orris represented Post No. 17 American Legion. Mrs. Norris'; past president of the Legion Auxiliary and Mrs. John H. Simmo:ns, also a past president, represented the Auxiliary. Raymond Baker represented Crusader Post, Veterans of For- ;ign Wars. Mrs. Wooster was presented a gift by her officers, by Mrs. Norris and representatives of several of the jnits present. Also presented gifts were State President Mrs. Jarvis and Mrs. Murray. Following the ceremonies, refreshments were served and music for dancing was provided. Gas consumed in September is more than in August but less than last September. This September's total consumption, in cubic feet of 10.427,700 is 1,134,800 more than the August total of 9,292,900 and 29,200 less than the 10,456,900 total of last September. The amount of electricity consumed in kilo-watt hours, is greater this September than in August or last September. Last month's total of 1,930,779 is 47551 kilowatt hours more than the August consumption of 1,883,228 and I8o,083 more than last September's total of 1,744,69(1 The report also shows that 29 new telephones were installed during the month to bring the September total to 6.754, compared to n ' 9T? August This ls ™ increase of 0482° Ver ' aSt Soptember 's total -!.t V ® ntee !J new bui 'ding permits were issued during the month for a t0tal valu *"on of these two w *re for rooms, six for four rooms six for-five rooms two for'six rooms and one for eight rooms. Seven new water services were installed and 23 realty transactions were record- Rip-Rap Wall Extension Is Authorized Dredging South Of Bridge Also Part Of Program Beacon Falls Apprval to extend the Naugatuck River rip-rap wall south to a bend in the river below the Bridge street bridge has been granted by thi! state, according to it report today by First Selectman Frank Somplenski. In addition to extending the \v;iil, further dredging of the "Island" south of the bridge will be carried out according to engineers. Work on the wall and initial! dredging operations were started several weeks ago to afford protection to residents of the Railroad avenue section of the town in the event of floods. Dumping of earth and rocks into the east side of the river across from Railroad avenue caused the channel to be narrowed. Much of the island at this point is to be removed and the channel deepened to compensate for lining of the east bank. 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Carter Says "Some Headway" Made In EffortJTo^elay Sewage Plant Conflicting Stories On Injury Suffered By Waterbury Man Charles Hubanivith 43 ai-so known ss Hurbon. of 12'Clover street, Waterbury, ls being-treated for a possible skull fracture in St Marys Hospital, sustained Nautm- •iK-k Police report when' he fell earlv yesterday morning while working at a Naugatuck pig farm. His condition is listed as fair a» the hospital. When taken to the hospital bv Patrolman Theofll Pruchnicki Hubanivith told authorities that he was injured when struck on the head by an unknown assailant ;is he walked along the Naugatuck- Waterbury highway near Dead Man's Curve. He said the stranger fled after hitting him. Police claim he -was hurt at 2 ojclock yeso'clock yesterday mor o'clock yesterday morning while working at the property of A F Yarosis, Brockett Hill road. Patrolman Pruchnicki and Joseph Sum- j ma investigated the accident. Ef| forts to secure a doctor for the injured man failed and he was I taken to the hospital. Knapik To Preside At District Two L — Union Conference f ™ rses Aftend Public Health Regional Meeting Halloween Plans The combined committee of the American Legion, the P'ire Department and tne Community Club, will meet tonight at 8 o'clock at the firp house, to arrange for the annual Halloween, celebration for Beacon Falls children. The event will be held Monday night, Oct. 31. Other interested grouse are invited to send representatives to the meeting. Legion Workers A work party win be held tomorrow by members of Sehaffer- Fisher Post 25, American Legion, at the Legion home, to prepare the building and grounds for the winter. Alemfoers who can work at any time during the day are asked to do so. A card party tournament will be sportsored by the post and' members and friends who wish to participate are asked to register as soon as possible. Registrations may be made at the Legion Home, or with Austin Ford, Jr., chairman of the committee, Edmund Mis and Harry Ferguson, so that a schedule may be arranged. Several tylpes of games will be played tournament. in the More friends Plan Excursion than 25 members Girl Scut Campaigners Over Half-Way Mark and of the White Eagle Society, will make an excursion trip to New York City Sunday. They will visit Radio City and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Funeral Funeral services for John Edward' Donlan, 71, of 31 South Circle, who died Sunday at his home were held Wedensday morning at 8:15 from the Aldcrson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, Naugatuck, to St. Michaelli Roman Catholic Church, Beacon Falls, where a requiem high Mass was celebrated at 9, with the Rev. Jerome Cooke, pastor, officiating. Burlnl was in St. James cemetery, Naugatuck, with prayers at the grave by Father Cooke. Mrs. Jerry McCarthy, organist, of Derby, was in charge of the musical program, with Richard Zollo and Mils. William Brennan of Beacon Falls, as vocal soloists , _„ . u^u,, «3W**JI»l,?l, Bearers were Howard Jones, REUNION Chairman Jack Dunn announced today that more than 100 have made reservations to attend the reunion of the Naugatuck High School class of 1939 tomorrow night at Rinaldo's Restaurant. Deaths AHLQUIST —Mrs. Jennie (Peterson). 80, of 32 .Gerard avenue, Hartford, in Hartford, Oct. 21. 1949. Funeral Mond y ay afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 o'clock. —Entertaining tonitftti For choier liquors, hcrr. ud other b«Teratt»« rail "Blir Oldakownkl at the City Packaz" Store. T*L 48»S.-AdT. Eight members of three Naugatuck rubber unions will attend the semi-annual meeting of District United Rubber Workers of America, CIO, tomorrow and Sunday in Providence, R. I. Stephen Knapik, a member of Local 45, is district president. The five delegates from Local , footwear plant, are President George Froehlich, Stephen Rose, Peter Crowe. Anthony Mascola and Michael SanAngelo. Local 218, Naugatuck Chemical Co.. will be represented by Flavo Marinello and William Fernandez, Jr., and John Santilli will represent Local 190, T. F. Butterfield Mfg. Co. President Froehlich returned here last night from New York City where since Monday he has taken part in wage and pension negotiations between the union and U. S. Rubber Co. Also returning here last night was T. Rex Beh;-min. industrial relations director of the plant. Both men took part in arbitration hearings at the company office this morning. The New York negotiations are expected to be recessed today for the weekend, with talks to be resumed Monday. The union is seeking a 25-cent-an-hour wage increase, a $100-a-month company financed pension and other benefits. When a settlement of the questions is reached^ announcement will be made in a joint statement by company and union officials. Twenty-five nurses attended o regional meeting of Public Health Nurses yesterday afternoon in the American Legion Memorial home, on Cedar street. A panel discussion on "School Nursing" was held, under the leadership of Mrs. Rose Klitka, of Derby; Miss Susan Cocchiolo of Prospect; and Miss Catherine A. Brooks, of Naugatuck. A display of nursing ^projects made by Naugatuck High School students and arranged by Miss Brooks was shown. Following the meeting, tea was served by the public health committee of the Naugatuck Woman's Club. Mrs. Harold Turnblom is chairman of the committee. Mrs. Armstrong Dtirr and Mrs. George Carroll presided at the tea table. Other members of the committee are: Mrs. John Carr, Mrs. Russell Tobias, Mrs. George Kazanjian and Mrs. E. Leonard Borg. Miss Mary C. Claffey and Mrs. Kathleen S. Wedemeyer, Naugatuck Public Health Nurses, were hostesses. Nurses were present from Seymour, Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Shelton, Prospect, Cheshire. Waterbury and Watertown. ow IH tho time to Imvo Erlckgon Motors, ISO JlubhiT Are., K ,,t y on r car ready lor winter with a motor time-u|i Michael Pheur, Alex Schmitz,"Har(Continued on Page Eight) Take Militarists From Peace Talks, Smedley Suggests An intensive propaganda program within Russia to educate the Soviet people in the American way of life and the eventual scrapping of all armament by every country in the world was the plan to .-secure world peace, put forth by Atty Frederick C. Smedley, of Waterbury, in a talk before a joint meeting of the Alpha and Beta Tri-Hi-Y Clubs last night at the YMCA Atty. Smedley stated that a campaign to so educate the Russian people would result in their forc- 'ng the Russian goverrunent and its satellites to fall in line with the rest of the world. He said that com- nlete disarmament could only be «.f'«Rt.ed if nil countries rierne. The handling of the present world situation should bo> taken out of 'he hands of militarists A.tty Smedley said. It Is his beliet that a group of peace-minded men would soon be able to reach an agreement resulting in world peace. IN RECESS Washington—The armed forces unification inquiry was recessed today until January. The committee will consider making a report at that time. ~l?ik ntl F8rn| l '- re - —' ln -' l> '"" tsr -' Or< L"t Park Board Asks Street Dept. Aid A request will be made to the board of warden and burgesses at its next meeting that tt direct the street department to clear snow from sidewalks under the jurisdiction of the board of park commissioners. The vote was passed yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the park commissioners in the town hall. Superintendent of Streets Leo J. Brophy will be invited to attend the next session of the board scheduled Nov. 17 to discuss the possibilities of the street department cooperating with the park board in several related matters. In the hour and a half meeting, conducted by Chairman John H. Breen, it also was decided to investigate costs cf purchasing a tractor with mowing, rolling,, plowing and other attachments. Mr. Breen named William Moody, Clarence Green and William "Stokes as a committee to study the proposed purchase. Mrs. Jennie Ahlquist, Former Naugatuck Resident, Succumbs Mrs. Jennie (Peterson) Ahlquist, 80, a former Naugatuck resident, died today at her home, 32 Gerard avenue, Hartford. She was the widow of A. Richard Ahlquist. A native of Sweden, she was born Dec. 17, 1868, the daughter of the late Christian and Marie (Svenson) Peterson. She came to this country in 1896 and was a resident of Naugatuck from 1922 until 1935 when she moved to Hartford. She was a member of Salem Lutheran church, Naugatuck. Mrs. Ahlquist is survived by three daughters, the Misses Ellen, Elsie 'ind Agnes Ahlquist, all of Hartford. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Donald E. Kept of Salem Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 o'clock'. Hospital Bulletins Barbara Beliltti, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belletti, Sheffield lane, is a tonsillectomy patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Bernadette, 5, and Thomas, 3, children of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Dube, 84 Johnson street, are tonsillectomy patients at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Frank Dullard, 24 Fuller street, Is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Stephen Martin, 94 Svea avenue, Is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Hysell Brooks of the Glenbrook Garden — - pilNteiiriKfirl milk Pull t - >nn«itn<'k f,OI». Start delivery today — 3treet ' ls a medical patien AdT, ' Waterbury hospital. apartments, Bridge in the BULLETINS (By United Frees) REDS SENTENCED New York—The 11 top Communists convicted for conspiracy against the United States have been sentenced. Ten were sentenced to five years in prison. The eleventh — the New York state party chairman was sentenced to three years All were fined $10,000. oOo FIVE DIE Sandlsfleld, Mass.—Tho bodies of five persons were'found in their home today and police say they apparently were killed by carbon monoxide gas from a water heater. oOo GRACE RESIGNS Former Connecticut Education Commissioner Alonio G. Grace has resigned as director as an education director In Germany. Dr. Grace leaves for the United States on Oct 29 to become professor of education at the University of Chicago. APPOINTED The state housing administrator has appointed James T. Sullivan of Norwich as head of the home ownership mortgage division. Sullivan, who has been head of the federal rent control in Connecticut for several years, says he will resign immediately to take up his new $8,000 a year position. oOo TAKES BLAME Washington — Defense Secretary Johnson says that contrary to Navy testimony he killed the Navy's super aircraft carrier project after long study and with full approval of President -Truman. General George C. Marshall appeared before the House Armed Services Committee 'earlier to appeal for unity in the urined forces, saying the nation's Kccurity Khould he the only con- Kideratlon. oOo SLAYING Frankfurt, Germany — A 23- year-old . wife and mothrvr was charged today with slaying her husband, Air Force Unutenaiit Andrew Madsen. Tho killing occurred in the couple's home after they quarreled at a party. Mrs. Vvette Madsen will bo tried under German law. oOo • END NEGOTIATIONS White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. —Owners of the big western and southern soft coal mines have broken off contract negotiations with the United 'Mine Workers. The owners charge that John L. T.owis is trying to wreck the industry and blamo him for the deadlock, saying he refused to bargain in good faith. Births TARBUNAS—Waterbury hospital, Oct. 16, a first son, Charles Joseph, Jr., .to Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Tarbunas Rena lane, Wixr.cr- bury. Mrs. Tarbunas is tho former Marguerite Estes, Naugatuck. —lliiyei-H from Hiiilloy'K In Wntorlmrr re constmitiy ooriililnit londini; mar'r*><K >r oiitstuniliiiK values. riMirrsentnl lir Huilli'y'H always low prices.—Adr. Over $500 Received By Girl Scouts Rudolph H. Swanson, chairman of the Naugatuck Girl Scout Fi- na-pcial Drive, announced today that donations received to date have gone over the half-way mark in the campaign to raise $1,000. * I Mr. Swanson met with members of his committee this week at the home of Mrs. Ronald Jones, financial chairman of the local Girl Scout Council. Mrs. Edward Lowe, in charge of organization and club solicitation reported that out of 96 groups contacted by letter, only 16 had responded to date, but she expected that those not heard from would add to the amount received befor^ the end of the drive. Mr. D. Leete Keefer, chairman of business solicitation, reported firms. Working with Mr. Keefer in $95 donated by approximately 225 this phase of contact, are Robert Sutherland, William Rosenblatt Attorney! Henry Mario4 V. C.' Neklutin and William Nelson who will attempt to reach the remainder of the business firms throughout the next week. Mrs. Arthur E. Anderson has received $110 from her assistants In home solicitation. These ladies- Mrs. Leonard Johnson, Mrs Lamont Kirk, Mrs. Arnold Carlson. Mrs. James Kissane, Mrs. Paul Elliott. Mrs. Nelson French, Mrs" Frank Moss, Mrs. Harold Free Mrs. Francis Grabowski and Mrs. Richard Murphy—are all Girl Scout mothers who are contacting the parents of children active in local troops. Mr. Swanson said, "I am most grateful to those who have contributed to the Girl Scout Financial Drive. I am confident," he went on, ''that those residents not yet heard from will help during the next two weeks to make this a most successful campaign. Those girls—these Girl Scouts—nepd you! They mut have the financial help of men and women of understanding, of vision, who realize that these youngsters will be the leaders of tomorrow. But, they can grow into the happy, useful citizens we want them to be only with your help, so 'Come Along With Us' and support the Naugatuck Girl Scout Drive." Water Commission Director Agrees To Revise Plan Affecting Borough After Meeting With Officials Although no definite conclusions were arrived at this morning at a meeting between borough officials and Richard C. Martin, director of the State Water Commission, concerning the lime ele.iiL-!j| in constructing u. sewage disposal plant in the borough to help abate Naugatuck river pollution, it is believed the borough will be given some consideration in its construction delay request. Warden Harry L. Carter, Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talbot and Borough Clerk Charles F. Daly sat with Mr. Mai-tin and a Mr. Weiss, commissioner advisor, and "thoroughly discuised the whole situation, particularly the borough"^ financial situation." Warden Carter said, "Mr. Martin said he would go into the borough's problem thoroughly and come back with revised suggestions." Mr. Martin recommended to the commission that the borough along with Ansonia, Derby and Shelton. be ordered to construct and place in operation a sewage treatment plant on or before April 1, 1951. The borough desires a revision of dates and requests completion date to be set at Juiv 1 1953. The warden said, "It is my persona! opinion that we probably made some headway, although I'm not definitely sure. It would seem" that we will be given some consideration in our request." Mr. Carter felt that Mr. Martin's revised suggestions "might be influenced" by the outcome of a meeting he is attending this afternoon in Waterbury. The Waterbury meeting with the commission has been called by the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council, which has submitted a report concerning industrial wastes {problems j n the Naugatuck river. Seventeen engineers of the water resources advisory commute of the council will be in attendance. 2,000 To Be Hired For Work On State Population Census Hartford. Oct. 21—(U P)_Four temporary offices will be set up the in Connecticut to help take population census of 1950. District Supervisor Lawrence A. Morrison says about 2000 em- ployes will be hired for the work They will assist the permanent staff at the Hartford unit. Morrison points out that no applications for census jobs will be accepted until December. The four temfporary officers are located at Waterburv, Bridgeport. New Haven and New London Morrison feels that these offices will be closed when the census is completed. Numismatics Name Nominating Unit Charles Ford, formerly of North Conway N. H., and a former em- Ploye of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D C was guest speaker last night at a meeting of the Naugatuck Valley Numismatic Association held in th» Town Hall court room. He displayed uncut sheets of bills with errors, and also series back to the first bill. Guests wer~ present from Glastonbury Meriden, Waterbury' and Bridgeport. A nominating committee was ap pointed by President Oscar G Schilkc. including Joseph O'Brien chairman. Vincent Smith and Patrick Kennedy. Brjdgeporter Accused Of Sending Threatening Letters To Willis Bridgeport, Oct. 21— (UP)— A steel company crane operator is accused of sending threatening letters to Fail-field State's Attorney Lorin W. Willis. Under arrest is 31-year-old Joseph G. Maceau. The arrest was disclosed this noon by United States- Attorney Adrian W. Maher who reports that Maceau sent two typewritten letters to Willis last March, threatening him with bodily harm. The contests of the letters were not revealed, nor was the .motive in Authorities were sending them. have Stute Police have been investigating the reported threats. Maceau has no police record except a non-support charge brought against him several years ago when he was living in Norwalk. He was held for the Decembe- term of the United States District Court at Hartford under a $5.000 bond. His arrest recalled that in May, 1946, an attempt was made on the life of Wills at his home in Nichols. Someone fired a shot through his sitting room window while said to have in their possession ,, ls> »,n., I1B rc a typewriter upon which the let- was reading a newspaper He wa' rers were written. They say the. not hit. A suspect later was ar- achme belongs to Maceau. rested but released for lack of evi- Since the letters were received, cence.

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