Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts on February 2, 1943 · Page 9
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Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts · Page 9

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Tuesday, February 2, 1943
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FITCHBURG SENTINEL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1943 Courthouse Will Be Closed On Saturdays . Starting Saturday and continuing until April 3, the county courthouse building on Elm street will be closed Saturdays, except for the registry of deeds which, by an act of legislature, must remain open Monday through Saturday noon. The county commissioners unanimously voted the Saturday closing of all county buildings in order to conserve fuel. It is expected that the state legislature will receive a petition to amend the present statute so that the registry of deeds will close Saturdays. The commissioners asked the governor to close the registry of deeds Saturdays, by proclamation, but he preferred to leave such action to the legislature. Until existing statutes are amended, the registry will remain . open Saturday forenoons. · All offices and rooms of the county, courthouse will be closed and unheated starting Saturday. Only the main entrance and the quarters of , the registry, of deeds will remain open and heated until they are also closed by legislative action. Locally the measure will save only five tons of coal, unless the legislature acts, in the near future and allows the registry of deeds to close, With such closing permitted, the fuel conservation here would amount to approximately 10 tons of coal. Conservation of 40 tons of coal is effected by the closing of the upper floors of the, building for the winter months. ·* Would Defer Payment Of Taxes By Soldiers BOSTON, Feb. 2 W)-- Payment of state income taxes _ due from members of the armed forces would be deferred until after the war under a bill filed 'in the Massachusetts Senate. The bill was referred to the corn- mi ttee on rules to determine whether it could be acted upon, inasmuch as it was filed after the usual deadline for admitting bills, It: was sponsored. by Leo J, Sullivan (D-Boston) and William E. :(D-Holyoke). Quote 180-Ycar-OId Bill In Suit For Trespass CONCORD, N. H., Feb. 2, W- Goinjg back ISO years to unearth an acticjii of the provincial legislature, the state supreme court today ruled against the city of Laconia in a suit;for trespass against Joseph J, Morin of.that city. Laconia brought suit against Morjn after he cut dow.i a large tree on Pleasant street near land owned by his wife. In a superior court trial, a non suit was granted on motion of his lawyer. The city took exception to the non-suit and appealed. Wrong Kind Of Seed Results In $2000 Suit PITTSFIELD, Feb. 2 M 5 )--A tur- on the allegation that a wrong kind of seed sold to him caused the loss of his crop. Nicholas Till, of Windsor, said in his petition yesterday that his farm's soil was suited particularly, to fine yellow Swede winter turnips and that he had bought seed for them from Frank Howard, Inc., of Pittsfield, for years. Last year, he said, he thought he was getting the usual kind, but that the Howard firm gave him seed for white supper turnips. Till alleged that he could not sell the resultant crop and that it was too late to mature a crop from another planting. Adolf E. Usenius, Raivaaja Editor, Dies Today "At 70 Adolf E. Usenius, 70, died this morning at his home, 14 Lovisa street. He was a native of Finland and had lived in this city since 1907. He was associated with the Rai- vaaja editorial staff for the past 34 years. Previous to coming here he was editor of the Swedish language paper in Helsinki, Finland. He was a member of the Saima society. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hilja V. (Pasauen) Usenius and a daughter, Miss Alma V. Usenius of Waltham. , _ Extended State Services Planned In Connecticut HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 2 C4)_ A general fund budget calling for expenditures of $6,927,297 for the next biennium was recommended today to the Connecticut legislature by Gov. Raymond E. Baldwin in a message which proposed expanding some state services to meet war conditions while laying aside anticipated surpluses as a "nest egg" for the post-war period. The proposed appropriation, biggest in the states history, represented an increase of $2,913,964 over the $65,012,333 budget for the current biennium ending June 30, 1943, which the governor ascribed to a proposal for a 10 per cent pay boost for state employes. Invited To Discussion Of Controversial Bill CONCORD, N. H., Feb. 2 M-Members of the New Hampshire legislature were today asked by the state council of religious education to attend a conference tonight to discuss a controversial bill filed in the House. . The measure would permit pupils in public schools to be excused from classes 60 minutes each week for religious instruction. The religious council, in a .letter to the legislature, said it represents all Protestant, denominations. Legislative leaders have attempted to have the bill withdrawn on the ground it opens the way for other religious measures that would create controversies. $100,000 Loss Caused By Fire In Hub District BOSTON, Feb. 2, #9_Fire that caused damage estimated by fire officials at $100,000 in a three and one- half story brick building, threatened the heavily-congested D u d l e y street-Roxbury area, and interrupted street car and bus service at the big Dudley street terminal of the Boston Elevated Co., was brought under control today by gas mask-equipped firemen. Several of the fire fighters were sickened by the dense smoke while they successfully fought to check the spread of the flames to stores of highly-combustible wax, dry pepper grass and other materials used in the manufacture .of artificial flowers by the Hub Flower Co., which occupied upper floors of the structure. A family of seven, some of whom had been awakened by the yowling of a black pet cat, were aided in escaping from their second-floor apartment. Fire department officials sought to discover the cause of the flames which they said apparently originated in a basement beneath a Mo- Lellan 5 cent to $1 store and caused damage to a hat store, a shoe store and other enterprises. While elevated railway trains plowed on regular schedule through billowing smoke that' swept into the Dudley street station, two surface car lines entering the station were cut off and bus traffic into the terminal had to be detoured. Boston El To Employ Women As Conductors BOSTON, Feb. i,~M»)_Women will be employed-as street-car conductors by the Boston Elevated railway if the manpower shortage becomes acute. Reporting that 467 of its men had entered the armed forces, the rail- Way said in its annual report last night: "How soon the railway will employ women conductors cannot now be determined. We are preparing, however, tc employ women in such positions should the need arise." The women woulc 1 be employed also to operate buses and trackless trolleys, the report sjL Government Sponsoring Fuel Conversion Show BOSTON, Feb. 2 W)--Ordinarily around this time of year you can see an automobile show, sportsmen's show and so on. But this year, starting Thursday, Boston will have a government- sponsored fuel conservation show, billed as the first of its kind in the United States. On display will be heaters, grates, conversion equipment and space- heating coal stoves. The show will offer financing information and a personalized consulting service. The government wants to encour- icUtJn' asimg ijaOOO Advertise Your Wants in the Sentinel 'because of the fuel oil scarcity. Shopping With YOURSELF IN MANY of our larger cities shopping has become a profession. Experienced women who know the stores and shops, who know merchandise and values have gone into business as "Shopping Guide." To a stranger, a trip with one of these professional shoppers is a great saver of time and trouble. No matter what the visitor wishes, her Shopping Guide knows just where to go--for quality, materials, styles, sizes, prices, specialties. And where do these professionals get their information? They are probably the world's most conscientious and thorough readers of daily newspaper advertisements. Clever? Yes! But any woman can be just as smart. Just turn to the advertisements in this paper and let them be your Shopping Guide. No professional shopper can take you to more reliable or smarter shops than the ones that advertise in this paper. No professional shopper can give you such accurate or intimate details about merchandise, about newness, about style, about quality, about bargains. The merchants and manufacturers who advertise hi this paper are dependable. You can believe in their statements. They have spent their money to tell you what their expert buyers know to be the truth about the merchandise they have selected for you. Their salespeople know their goods intimately. Study the advertisements. Make a list of the things you need tad the store* where they may be had. Be your own professional shopper. Even the Maltese fats Are Well Fed The Maltese youngsters in the photo at top are quick to take advantage of a few bomb-less minutes to enjoy a walk with a British sailor. They may live hi the raid-proof homes built under the old fort in the background. Although their island home is the most bombed spot on earth, these Maltese babies get their milk--and the granny and the mother with them can flash smiles tha£ tell the world that thousands of Nazi and Italians air attacks have failed to daunt their .spirit. e A view of Malta's Grand Harbor, target of incessant bombing, showing Allied war and merchant ships. Streets of Malta piled high with masonry and rubble attest the terrific punishment this tiny stronghold has taken from the Axis aerial bombs. But the Maltese carry on, and, judging by the fat, "sleek appearance of the cat in foreground, even manage to take good care of their pets. F.D,R. (Continued from Page One) Mr. Roosevelt said that he thought the highlight of the North African meeting was the formal reemphasis j placed on a belief that there 'should be no negotiated armistice, only an unconditional surrender by the Axis. There were two highlights, Mr. Roosevelt said, of his stop on the way home to talk with President Vargas of Brazil. One, he explained, is the greatly increased effort Brazil is making to combat submarines. The second,'he said, is an agreement that the peace to come must eliminate any future threat from the African coast to the portion of this hemisphere lying closest to Africa. The president dwelt at some length on the situation in French North Africa, especially the political problems. He said he thought things were going along pretty well. 'The problem in North Africa, he said, is essentially a military one. Mr. Roosevelt said that anyone who tried to stir up talk of disputes between Gens. Charles DC Gaulle and Henri Giraud, French leaders, was helping the cause of the enemy. He volunteered the information that every effort was being made to supply modem arms for a French army under Giraud. The chief executive remarked that Giraud said he could put 250,000 men with some military training in the field, but apparently had raised his sights since the Casablanca conference. Since then, Giraud has spoken of an army of 300,000. After giving a word of praise to the' press and "radio for living up faithfully to the request of "the office of censorship that secrecy be maintained about the movements of his party, the president noted that he never was out of touch with Washington, even while traveling by air. He placed the length of his trip at 16,965 miles. The whole journey, Mr. Roosevelt said, was essentially a military mission. At Casablanca, he said, plans were drafted for winning the war--drafted as far ahead as possible--and in this case th(y covered the calendar year 1943. Plan Launching (Saturday Of Three Naval Craft BOSTON, Feb. 2 XP)--Three naval craft "of the tank landing classification" will be launched Saturday at the Bethlehem Steel Co.'s Fore River plant in Quincy, First Naval District headquarters announced today. The sponsors will be relatives o£ three administrative officials at the plant--Mrs. Herbert A. Hope, wife of the senior marine engineer for the navy, Miss Emily Cass, sister of Leo Cass, administrative assistant for the navy, and Miss Elizabeth V. Collins, daughter of P. J. Collins, principal hull inspector for the navy. CIO Signs Agreement BOSTON, Feb. 2 #--The CIO has announced the signing of a union shop agreement between the Amnlgamated Clothing Workers of America (CIO) and Gregory . Rccd Co,, of Lynn. Tahiti's Loss To War Onions Tahitio--Ho, hum! War is something like this in this French colony, one of the pioneer units in the Fighting French movement: There is a shortage 6f onions, due to infrequent ship calls. To gourmets of the islands this deprives all food of any appeal to the palate. But it gives to the southeast trade wir,d the opportunity to clear the atmosphere of Papeete from the seeming perpetual odor of cooking onions. Island highways are crowded with motor cars, trucks and motorcycles. Apparently someone has discovered a spring of pure refined gasoline in the recesses of our central mountains. Expanded demand for copra has renewed activity of the colorful schooners plying from island to island. Native shippers, sailing eastward for the Atoll archipelago, keep an alert eye for a faint green tint en cloud banks ahead. When they see it they know they are in the neighborhood of Anaa, whose bright green lagoon reflects its color on clouds overhead. The poultry shortage has struck in this area, too. Nearly everyone is breeding chickens,, and there has been an appalling increase in the number of roosters. The South seas rooster is the noisiest of his species. They work in relays by night as well as by day, so the island is in a continual uproar. When the roosters let up at night, the dogs fill in. In this land the dogs sleep by day and howl in mased batteries at night Public Guide AMERICAN BED CROSS. McGrath block, 304 Main street Mrs. Nancy T. Casey, 63 Pleasant street, executive secretary. Telephone 526. Office hours daily, 9 a m , to 5 p. m., Saturday, 9 a, m.-12. BOARD OF HEALTH. Coolidge Dental Clinic. Hours 830 to 12. Dr. W. W. Baumgartner, clinician, Chest Clinic, Burbank Hospital. Hours, Tuesdays at 2 p. m. Friday, 10 a. m. BOY SCOUTS. Headquarters, 18 Main street TeL 1002. BURBANK HOSPITAL, Nichols street, Richard Bullock, directing trustee. Visiting hours: Every afternoon, 2 to 3; Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7 to 8. Lucy Helen Memorial, Maternity Dept, 876 Main street Visiting hours, 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. and 3 p. m. to 9 p. m. for private patients; 3 p. m. to 4 p. m. and 7 p. m. to 8.30 p. m. for semi-private and 3 p. m. to 4 p. m. and 7 p. m. to 8 p. m. for ward patients; two visitors and husband only. CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC Dr. Janet S. Barnes, Gardner, in charge. Clinics Tuesday and Thursday, L30 to 4 p. m. at Academy street school bv appointment. FAMILY WELFARE ASSOCIATION. 9 Richard street Mrs. R, "'"t!!." WJsUMJi''general'""secre: Hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. FITCHBURG ART CENTER. Daniel Tower, director. Open from 9.30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. FITCHBURG USO CLUB, 18 Fox street. Mrs. Frederic Cauldwell, director. Business hours 10 a. m. to 12 noon, week-days. Open to soldiers, 4 p. m. to 11 p. m., weekdays; 10 a. m. to 11 p. m., Saturdays; 12.30 p. m. to 11 p. m, Sundays. HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 42 Grove street. Open Sundays and Thursdays from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. GIRL SCOUT HEADQUARTERS, 151 South street. Hours, 10 a. in. to 12 m. and 2 to 5 p; m. daily. Saturdays. 10 a. m. to 12 m. Mra. Samuel T. Fan-ell, secretary. Tel. 3683. HASTINGS HALL, 35 Holt street Mrs. M. Elsie Brown, superintendent A home for working women and girls, MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, 781 Main street Walter D. McCarthy, supt Office hours, 9 a. m. to 1 p m. MASS. SOCIETY PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN, 16 Hartwell street, District agent, Miss Carrie Belle Parsons. NORTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY HEALTH ASSOCIATION, 56 Elm street -Miss Marjorie E. McLean, R. N., executive secretary. Hours, 9 a. m. to 12 m and 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 12 m. POST OFFICE, Wallace avenue, corner of Elm street Office^shours, week-days: Stamp window, 7 a. m. to 7 p. m., Saturdays, 7 a. tn. to 5 p. m. Money order and registered letter department, 8 a. to. to 5.30 p. m., Saturdays, 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, E. D. Mosher, agent, 155 Harrison avenue. Tel. 342-J. VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION, 16 Hartwell street Miss Elizabeth Robison, superintendent Office hours, 8.30 a. nx to 5 p. m, The Efficient Way To Secure Efficient Help When You run a Help Wanted ad in The Sentinel you contact hundreds ot capable people whom you could not reach in any other way. A great many wide- awake people who now have jobs watch the Help Ads to find work better suited to their talents, Telephone Your Help Ad to 90 for the Next Edition of The Sentinel. Death Rides Skv b!e closing today because of n bunker oil scarcity. In an effort to prevent any closings, Rhode Island OPA Administrator Christopher Del Sesto and members of the governor's fuel commission planned to visit Boston for a conference with New England regional heads of federal agencies. The Rhode Islanders sought modification of a recent OPA emergency order establishing an oil priority list for Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Textile mills were given no priority. The Spaniards introduced vanilla to Europe from their Central American possessions in the 16th century. Oblivious to the tragedy unfolding in the sky, army musicians at Camp Lee, Va., played on for a battalion review while P-40 pursuit plane went into a dive. Moments after this picture was taken, the plane crashed, killing the pilot, who delayed parachuting until he maneuvered the P-40 over an open area. (U. S. army photo). WEDNESDAY SALE Maybelle or Southern Maid OLEOMARGARINE 25c Ib. BAKERY TRADES 29c 19c 30c 35c 23c 24c 13c 25c Lemon Meringue PIES, ea. Raisin- and Apple PIES, ea. CRULLERS doz Chocolate Covered DELIGHTS, doz. . Cream of Tartar BISCUITS, doz. ... CURRANT SCONES, dot ... Sweet Home BREAD, ea. BUTTER ROLLS, doz SELF-SERVICE VCtOROX N. H. High School Teachers Ask For Bonus Of $100 CONCORD, N. H., Feb. 2 WP) -Teachers in the high school here today asked the board of education for a bonus of $100 this year to help meet rising living costs. The board decided to confer with the teachers before taking any action. Oil Scarcity May Close Eight R. I. Textile Mills BOSTON. Feb. 2 W)--Eight Rhode Island textile mills, most of them making war materials, faced possi- Fresh Whole FLOUNDERS, lb.E5C Dressed As Desired. No. 1 Native Yellow Cooking ONIONS 5-lb. bag 29c Cape Winter TURNIPS 6c Ib. MEAT DEPT. Pig's Feet, Ib. Come1 , b . 25c has FOURFOLD EFFECTIVENESS. r , BLEACHES JgjMfc DEODORIZES ' )' DISINFECTS NUMEROUS STAINS Pts. 2 for 19c Qts. SUNSHINE HI-HO CRACKERS, 1-lb. pkg TANGELO TANGERINE "Honorable Tojo Wish Americans Keep Hardware To Home!" Many Hardware Items Have Gone To War! They've Gone to War--But They'll Come Home* Better Tlinn Ever Before! Just As Central Hardware Has Always Maintained Complete Stocks of the Newest and Finest Hardware and Housewares So, When Peace Conies, You'll Find Again On Our Shelves tho Latest Contributions of Science Toward a More Comfortable Living. You Take It Now, Tojo, --It'll Do You More Harm Than It Will Dn Its C.ood. Central Hardware 621 Main St. Tol. 3970

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