The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on November 21, 1938 · 4
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Monday, November 21, 1938
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. ON 1o I 'I o 1 In . .1 ' vO ; THE INTtRNATIONAl GIN PRODUCED BYCILkET IN ENGLAND ... CANADA . . AUSTRALIA ... AND THE U. S. A. It ill only take one taste of a Martini or a Rickey or Collin made with GUbea Gin to show ou hy the hole wide world has been aaying lor over 80 tears .."make mine with GilbeyV. . Take that taste roDAil tWI WOE TO 6000 UQUGRS 193R atioal Dtttitlm Prodaru .n lOOc graia Mumitrit.90prwl Charges Class Spread by Federal Press Dies Committee Investigator Says Boston Group Promotes Prejudice WASHINGTON. Nov. 2! (A. P.) Chairman Dies. Dem. of Texas, of the House committee investigating un-American activities arserted today tb&t testimony received secretly from Government employees Saturday had disclosed a "deliberate, long-time use of Government publications to rpread class hatred throughout tht United States. He said "Communist phraseology" was used on some occasionsin the publications and that the. testimony "revealed a very alarming situation." The chairman read into committee records an article in which he said David J. Saposs, National Labor Relations Board economist, had urged workers to establish. Socialism by force if political action failed. The article appeared in Labor Age in 1931. John Metcalfe, "committee investigator, took the witness stand to present documents which Dies said linked numerous organizations in this country with anti-religious and anti-racial activities. - Dies read what he said were extracts from some of the documents assailing Jews, Government officials and the Masonic Lodge. - " Among the organizations named were: Black Shirts, Union City, N. J : Association of American Gentiles, Chicago; the Christian American Patriots; Friends of New Germany; the Gold Shirts of Mexico; the Russian National Revolutionary Party and the Russian Revolutionary Society, both of Putnam, Conn.; and the Industrial Defense Association of Boston, Rescue Workers, Digging For Body, Escape Cave-In NORTH SMITHFIELD, R. I, Nov. 21 (A. P.) After a collapsing sandbank buried one workman alive here today, lives of fellow workers trying to extricate the body were imperilled by a second cave-in 90 minutes later. Victim of the accident was Leo Bilodeau, 32, state highway worker, better known as "Gazzi" Bailey, formerly a semipro baseball player. French Cool Toward British Army Refusal PARIS, Nov. 21 (A. P.) Indications that Great Britain would refuse to train a large army to aid French troops on the continent in the event of war appeared likely today to lend an icy atmosphere to Premier Daladier's talks with Prime Minister Chamberlain this week. Two days before Chamberlain is scheduled to arrive with Viscount Halifax, his Foreign Minister, sources close to the Government said that the British Premier again had indicated conviction that his country's large fleet and growing air force were a sufficient contribution to the British-French military cooperation. Circles close to the Foreign Office reported the - question of renewed efforts to facilitate the departure and resettlement of Jewish refugees from Germany' would "be discussed during the visit of Chamberlain and Halifax. Senator Henry Berenger, vice president of the Intergovernmental committee handling, the refugee problem, will remain in Paris during the Franco-British conversations before proceeding to London to attend a meeting of the committee. Discussions between the British and French Ministers, it was ascer tained, will . deal chiefly with de fense against a possible attack from the Fascist partners Italy and Ger many. This was decided upon, politicians said, because it was felt international protests against Nazi attacks upon Jews forced a temporary shelving of Chamberlain's project for further appeasement of Chancellor Hitler possibly with colonial territory. The French attitude has been that its army of approximtely 700.000 men cannot bear the brunt of a war against Germany and Italy. The talks once considered a likely prelude to a four-Power discussion with Germany and Italy were threatened with further chill by what was described here as British resentment at a "tendency" by Foreign Minister Bonnet to place the responsibility for Munich peace! on London. - . ; Seeks Lifting of Arms Embargo to Loyalist Spain WASHINGTON. Nov. 21 (A. p.) A conference of 200 attorneys and jurists decided today to ask President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull to lift the arms embargo against the Spanish Government. The Lawyers' Committee on American Relations with Spain declared only by prevention of a Franco victory in the Spanish civil war would the United States be assured that Nazi and Fascist infiltration into South America would be stopped. It contended that President Roosevelt has authority to lift the arms embargo without consulting Congress. In the mea.itime, seven peace organizations protested against the President's mutual defense program for the western hemisphere as outlined at a press conference last week. The societies said in a statement that the proposal might arouse suspicions of Latin American countries and disturb, rather than improve, relations. The organizations are the National Council for Prevention of War, the Women's International League for Peace and freedom, the Keep America Out of War committee, World Peaceways, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Youth Committee Against War, and the Labor Anti-War Council. Hatred HEAD OF BOSTON GROUP SILENT ON DIES CHARGES Edward H. Hunter of Arlington, head of the Industrial Defense Association of Boston, declined to comment on testimony given the Dies committee today which Included his organization among the anti-religious and anti-racial groups in the United States. Interviewed at the offices of the organization, 136 Federal st Hunter retorted, "I'll say nothing." On previous occasions when his organization was under the fire of the state Legislative committee investigating "isms" in 1937. Hunter described the association as anti-Communist. He has declared that neither he nor his organization has any connection with the German Government or the Nazi movement. However, in 1937 when testifying under oath before the Legislative committee. Hunter admitted authorship, publication and circulation of anti-Semitic and anti-New Deal pamphlets for the association. The association's anti-Semitic pamphlets charged, among other things. Jewish monopolies on various business fronts,-ranging from the movies and radio to the fur and garment industries. The association was formed under Massachusetts charter in 1926. It was formed to inculcate the principles of Americanism in industrial, religious, fraternal and educational circles, according to Hunter. He said it is a strictly Gentile organization. Testimony was given before the Dies committee last August by Edward Sullivan, hired investigator of the committee, in which Hunter and his association was denounced for anti-Semitic activities. Bilodeau and . a truck on which he had been standing were buried when the bank of sand collapsed. The other workmen had moved the buried truck with a steamroller, and were nearing the body, when the second collapse sent them scurrying for safety and ruined all their efforts. The new slide covered the truck again. Contempt Case Continued from the First Page fore Judge Walsh in the 6th civil jury session of Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow at 12 o'clock. Juror in Case Approached The proceedings were -initiated last week by Judge Walsh after a juror, Edward F. McManus, 14 Sal-combe st., Dorchester, who was one of a 12-man jury sitting in a $75,-000 damage suit against the Boston Elevated Railway informed him that the previous evening he had been called from his home by a man who asked him to "go easy on the verdict." - On receiving the information, Judge Walsh called opposing counsel into a conference in the judge's lobby and it was agreed that McManus be excused from further service on that particular case and the trial should go on with an 11-man jury. Subsequently the 11-man jury returned a verdict for the rlaintiff jn the case, John Doherty, 49, of 61 Chestnut st, Jamaica Plain, awardirg him $40,000 in his claim for damages against the Boston Elevated. Doherty claimed he was permanently incapacitated from work as a result of an accidenf in the Friend-st. station of the Elevated in 1935. Judge Walsh turned the matter over to Dist. Atty. Foley for investigation. The contempt petition' charged that Casey and "John Doe, otherwise known as Darby, whose true name is unknown, did conspire and agree together to corrupt a juror, McManus, by soliciting said juror with intent wilfully, wrongfully and illegally to influence the decision of said ' juror in aforesaid case of John Doherty vs Boston Elevated Company with intent to impede and obstruct the due administration of justice." It was learned from the office of Dist. Atty. William J. Foley that the John Doe mentioned m the complaint is the man who rang the doorbell of the McManus home and called him to the street where the conversation regarding the "verdict" ensued with the second man. Last Friday afternoon McManus mother, Mrs." Catherine McManus, and his aunt, Mrs. Ellen Ring, also of Salcombe st., were questioned by Asst. Dist. Atty. Sullivan, who has been placed in charge of the investigation by Dist. Atty. Sullivan. Mrs. McManus i$ said, to have overheard part of the alleged conversation. v Following the issuance of the contempt citations by Judge Walsh this morning, Atty. Foley said that he did hot contemplate questioning any other lawyer in connection with the case. SUPREME COURT DENIES CIRCUIT COURT PETITION WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (A. P.) The Supreme Court denied today a petition by the C. I. O. and the American Civil Liberties Union seeking to bar the Federal Circuit Court at Philadelphia from acting on the organizations' civil rights controversy with Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City. For H Years Vickt Advertising has been CLEMS . STUFFY HEAI Helps Prevent the Development of Colds, too NOW, It's easy to relieve head cold discomfort. Just put a few drops of Vicks Va-tro-nol up each nostril and feel the tingle as Va-tro-nol's stinfu-latlng medication reduces the swollen membranes, clears away the clogging mucus, helps to keep the sinuses from being blocked by the cold-let you breathe again. NEXT TIME, don't wait until your head Is all stuffed up. At the first warning sneeze or sniffle, use THE BOSTON ( t I A) B E M OS Thanksgiving Weiglvin 1 ' i - f Jdr" i . - ' t-nS - 44t v: 1 t if . , t r ( . 413 fc e tft h : Ltfl J l ' n f Miss Arlene Johnson, 16, of North Easton, finds the turkey weighs one pound less than her age. One more good feed of corn, she says, and he, too, will be 16 (pounds) and just the right, size for; that Thanksgiving dinner. Judge Raps Discipline At Tewksbury Infirmary . LOWELL, Nov. 21 Lack of discipline among the inmates of the Tewksbury State Infirmary was deplored in District Court by Judge Patrick N J. Reynolds today during arraignment of three inmates on drunkenness charges when the court called upon officials at the institution to take steps to remedy conditions. The court severely criticized the conduct of inmates at the infirmary and called upon Dr. William M. Collins, a trustee, in open court to confer with fellow officials at the institution with a view of correcting conditions. Dr. Collins assured the court of 100 percent cooperation. Judge' Reynolds quoted Police Chief Cyril L. Barker of Tewksbury as complaining that infirmary supervisors objected to Tewksbury Fire Continued from the First Page to Mrs. Emmons' room, where it pawed the door to awaken her. Among the valuable articles burned was a ship's model owned by her late husband. Fire apparatus from local stations was called to the house on Whiting st.. on Route 3, at 6 a. m. Sparks flying from a log in the fireplace in the dining room are believed to have caused the blaze, police said. Once owner of a large mansion here. Mrs. Emmons has been. living a quiet life in an old farmhouse. ; During the World War she was one of the most active women in the state catering to the needs of service men. She is the widow of Nathaniel F. Emmons, formerly . of Boston. On her Hingham estate she conducted a camp for disabled veterans. - . . t . She was prominent in Boston and had one of the finest antique collections in-New England. . - Valuable furs also were lost in the blaze and-a. kitten, was burned to death. Mexicans Asked to Drop Land Claims MEXICO CITY, Nov. 2 (A. P.) President. Lazaro Cardenas has called upon Mexican citizens to renounce their claims for indemnification for lands seized under the Government's agrarian program. The appeal came unexpectedly during a greeting from the President on the occasion of yesterday's anniversary of the revolution. It did not reach the public until publication of today's afternoon newspapers. It followed a settlement an- passed vpon by a Board of Physician. Va-tro-nol at once It helps to present many colds from developing. Va-tro-nol Is specialized medicationexpressly designed for the nose and upper throat where most colds start. Used in time, it stimulates Nature's own defenses to fight oil many a cold. xN. or to throw oft . . Jfo i lugel early Va-tro-nol DA V . ' 1M15K policemen using force in quelling disturbances among the inmates when they (the police) are called in to restore order. "The officers are entitled to use force to protect themselves when they find inmates in a savage mood and with conditions apparently beyond the control of those in charge," the court declared. One of the defendants, John Robertson. 56, who said he fought in the Boer War at the age of 16, made a strong plea for leniency, saying that it was his first offense, and Judge Reynolds placed the' charge on file, permitting him to return to the institution. Bernard J. Burke. 70, who appeared in court with a black eye, and Edward Callahan. 28, the two remaining defendants, were given terms at the Bridgewater State Farm by Judge Reynolds. nounced Nov. 12 regarding approximately $10,000,000 worth of claims of United .States citizens for farm lands seized since 1927 under the expropriation laws. On these an initial payment of $1,000,000 is to be made next May. OUR ----- - nan ,M , ,- 11111111,1111111 , '' p I P i u U is m it r3? pi i no UARANT if lil, ro Lewiston Mayor Goes on Trial in Bribery Case AUBURN, Me., Nov. 21 (A. P.) The prosecution today opened in Superior Court presentation of evidence against Donat ' J. Levesque, Mayor of Lewiston, indicted by a Grand Jury on a charge of accepting a $200 bribe in trade for his vote in a City Government meeting. ' - Selection of the jury was completed at noon after two hours of questioning. , An indictment formally charging the 52-year-old chief executive of Maine's second largest city with accepting a bribe was reported by a grand jury last week. The indictment alleged Levesque took the bribe from Dr. Victor A. Caron, Lewiston, for joining five Aldermen in, voting for election of Dr. Caron's brother. Dr. Frederick J. Caron, as city health officer last February. The latter resigned Nov. 1. Three of the Aldermen, William Ayotte, William Moreau and John I. Field, now are serving 11 months' jail sentences, having pleaded guilty to similar indictments two months ago. Levesque pleaded innocent. Tax Rate Continued from the First Page larger 1939 state tax assessment, a larger Elevated deficit and a further reduction in assessed valuations. Certain favorable factors tending to reduce the rate are also expected, principally lower debt service charges, lower city maintenance appropriations and larger motor vehicle excise tax revenues. "How much weight to assign to these various factors involves a great deal of guess work. It seems clear to us that the unfavorable factors greatly outweigh the favorable ones, so that an increase in the rate is quite certain. Present City Hall forecasts indicate a $3 increase, or a rate of about $44.30. Our present estimates reach about the same figure. "But any forecast at this time is worth very little for, more than is usually the case, the various factors are obscure. For example, current efforts to reduce the Elevated deficit may be successful. The state tax assessment may be kept down by the Green inheritance tax. Other important factors such as welfare and relief costs, school budget appropriations, and income tax receipts from the state, are almost unpredictable as yet. "It is significant that the unfavorable factors and those not yet predictable are almost entirely outside the Mayor's control, whereas the favorable factors are within his control. Theie can be no doubt that the work of the Mayor and his Budget Commissioner in reducing 1939 maintenance costs must be considered as the most important and hopeful influence in keeping the rate down. , "Further, speculation as to the amount of the rate is largely idle, for it can be varied according to the amount of money borrowed for current expenses. Until it is known what restrictions the Legislature will impose upon 1939 borrowing and how much the city decides to borrow within these restrictions, no forecast can pretend to any accuracy." Mayor Maurice J. Tobin today declined to comment on the prediction of a $3 rise in the Boston tax rate for next year, which was made by the civic bureau of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, but said he hoped an increase in business activity would reduce certain deficits and expenditures on which the civic bureau was counting. The Mayor believes the Chamber of Commerce group is making its estimate on present conditions. Better business, he pointed out, would reduce the anticipated deficit of the Boston Elevated, permit a reduction in the relief appropriation and bring about other economies. The Mayor said he would make no forecast for the 1939 tax rate until he had all the facts and figures on his desk. This will not be until after mid-December, he added. The civic bureau predicted an increase of $3, which would send the rate from $41.30 to $44.30 for the year. Judging from Appearances Chemistry Teacher What is the most outstanding contribution that chemistry has given to the world? Student Blondes, sir! Stray Stories. rV FRESk NORTH EMI tb.-mniJ L I...I.II.J - J 1, H - 1 J T FAMOUS MEY BACiC High Powered Seen Unlikely to Succeed Added Benefits to Present Program Will Probably Be Passed, However WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (A. P.) When it comes to the question of bigger pensions for younger persons, President Roosevelt and the Conservatives are likely to speak the same language in the next Congress at least far enough to say a common "no." Nevertheless, numerous changes in the present Social Security act will be presented to the new Congress on behalf of the Administration. They will not be broad enough to still the rising clamor for larger pensions, but supporters of the President believe they are much more likely to be enacted than any of the higher powered pension schemes. Evidence is accumulating, on the other hand, that the California "$30-every-Thursday" group and the Colorado pensionites are considering supporting the pension bill drafted by the General Welfare Federation. It is milder in several respects than the $200-a-month idea of the Townsendites, who have poured blistering words upon the General Welfare group. Part of Broad Program The Administration's proposals, however, are not prompted entirely by the voting strength shown by high pension adherents in the last election. They are a part of the broad general program for social welfare envisioned when the original Social Security bill was worked out. Since the chief phases of that program dealt with insurance, the new thoughts that appear likely to find their way into any Administration bill are simply added benefits which might be figured into an ordinary insurance policy. In the minds of Administration thinkers, the workers who pay a tax on their earnings merely are paying premiums on an insurance policy that matures when they are 65. After that date it assures them a specified income for the rest of their life, the size of the income dependent on the amount of the premiums they have paid. Looking at it from that angle, the next things to be added would be a provision to take care of those who become permanently and totally disabled and to provide for their '4vidows and orphans if the insured , , i , n - worKer aies Deiore reacnuig oj. Boost Amount Collateral phases of the proposed changes would be to boost the amount that may be paid to those who reach 65 during the next five smy Says VES, how easy washday 1 f ..... jl. can Dc iur yuu, iuu, nutu you SHAMPOO your clothes with Chipso Wonder Flakes! Chipso's thick, active suds quickly soak out dirt and grime get clothes dazzling white, without bleaching them! Because of certain fine Pension Plans or ten years. This would cover persons who have not paid the tax premiums long enough to build up a reserve that will yield an annuity big enough to count. Two controversial cuggestions would expand the act to cover agricultural and domestic workers, and would add medical care to the list of things which the citizens look to the Government to provide. Ther is no certainty that' these two pro visions will go into the Administration bill at this session. Rumors have arisen from several quarters of an impending effort in Congress to abolish the present pay. roll tax for old age benefits and substitute a method by which the aged would be paid pensions out of the general revenues of the Government One of the arguments raised for such a change is that it would be simpler to handle. To this, social security experts reply: Under the present system the man retiring at 65 will get a cer-tain percentage of the salary to which he has been accustomed. That salary and his living costs vary from section to section. 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