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Fitchburg Sentinel (Newspaper) - February 22, 1936, Fitchburg, Massachusetts Wickedness, when properly punlsh- offender; unpunished, b It disgrace- ful to the whole Charles Simmons. lentinei THE WEATHER WAMIINUTOK. tofc tt Forecast for Massachusetts: slightly colder In east portion to- night; Sunday, fair. VOL. LXII1. NO. 245 F1TCHBURG, MASS.. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, PAGES TMiflO CENTS Ward 6 Council Race Dwindles From Field of Nine to Four; More Withdraw Papers Cardinal and Tobin DropOut Before Time Expired Yesterday; Neither Makes Reason Public Irons, Mellett, Moynihan and Smith to Be Only Candi- dates at Special Election; Romano Abandons Plan to Take "Legal Residence" Case to Supreme Court "In Interest of I.-P. Harmony" 4-Nation Bloc Two more candidates withdrew from the contest in the special Ward 6 election yesterdayf leaving four men seeking the seat in the council caused by the sudden death of Michael Barnicle, Jan. 31. When the time for withdrawal expired at 5 o'clock yesterday after- noon, Edmond E. Cardinal, 296 Boutelle street, and Nathan Tobin, 10 J Boutelle street, instructed City Clerk Sanford E. Worthington to withdraw wlildi had-been Project Opposed By Gt. Britain Drummond IB Going To Vienna Tonight; Report He Will Battle Move ROME, Feb. 22 Brit- ain, diplomatic sources said today, is' making an effort to prevent any formation of an Italo-German-Pol- ish-Austrian bloc in the current intensive diplomatic negotiations. Sir Eric Drummond, British am- bassador to Italy, will leave here tonight for Vienna, and diplomatic 300 Couples Attend Co. E's 2d Concert and Military Ball: Armory Scene of Rare Beauty Hie second annual ball of Co. E, 181st infantry, which was held in the armory last night was attended by about 30ft md prayed to be one of the most colorful so- cial events of the season. The armory was beautifully dec trsttii. rn voters. The namej will go on the ballot in. the special election March 3 in the following order: Carl H. Irons, 1 Atlantic avenue. Paul Mellett, 8 Robert street. Leon C. Smith, 60 Lawrence street. Bernard T. Moynihan, 4 Cane street Mr. Irons is the endorsed candi- date of the Non-Partisan party. Mr. Moynihan has received the endorse- ment of the Independent-Progres- sives. Mr, Smith ran as councilor in that ward in the last two munici- pal elections as a Non-Partisan. Mr. Mellett is an independent candidate. At one time there were nine can- didates in the field. John F. Crow- ley, 43 Brigham park, withdrew be- fore he filed nomination papers. Frank A. Romano was eliminated by the assessors who ruled that his legal residence was at 277 Canton street, which is in Ward 1 and not at 97 Harvard street, which is in Ward 6. Bernard D 162 Summer rtreet, who sought the I -P. en- dorsement, withdrew Thursday af- ter having filed his pa- club but did not file nomination papers. Mr. Tobin, former commander of the American Legion, gave no reason for dropping out of the fight. In a statement today, he said. "I want to thank my friends and supporters and those who signed my nomination papers for the help they gave me. I hope that m the future I may be able to serve them Mr. Cardinal issued the following statement: "My withdrawal from the contest was entirely voluntary. I want to thank all who signed my nomination papers and all supporters who showed confidence in me About 3500 men and women will be eligible to cast a ballot in the j special election According to the election last November there were 1702 registered voters in Ward 6A and 1762 in Ward 6B. A few more have registered since the fall elec- tion and they are eligible to vote. Mr Romano said today. "I had pa- pers drawn up to file before the su- preme court for a writ of mandamus to halt this election, but for the sake of party harmony with the Inde- pendent-Progressives I stopped those proceedings. "It was not my intention to insist j this British move. Diplomats expressed belief that with Drummond leaving Rome at this time, when his presence here is so much required, owing to Italo-British relations, his visit to Vienna must be of unusual im- portance. They pointed out that Britain's attitude was that blocs should not be formed on the continent, bu that all nations should be bound together by the League of Na- tions. Drummond's visit to Vienna is being kept a secret GENEVA, Feb. 22 CxP) A ses- sion of the League of Nations sanc- tions committee of 18, to discuss ap- plication of an oil embargo against Italy, was specially convoked by the league today to be held March 2 in I Geneva. I The agenda for the meeting con- i tained two questions- The first concerned application of the proposed embargo on oil, and also coal, iron and steel. tional colon blending with the gen- eral color scheme. Along the sides of the drill shed a porch like effect was obtained and here easy chairs and couches were placed for the comfort of the guests. A concert from 8 until 9 o'clock by Harry E. Felton's orchestra of Wor- cester preceded the dancing which continued until 3 o'clock this mom- ing. A grand march which formed at 11 o'clock was led by Capt. and Mrs. William L. McBride, who were fol- lowed by 180 couples. Among the guests were: Col. James Rivers, quartermaster general of Massachusetts, representing Gov. James M. Curley; Col. Oscar E. Dudley of Worcester, commanding the 101st Medical corps; Col. Harvey Fletcher, Worcester; Major Edward Bird, commanding the third bat- Hie AMgft Kennedy, and Major R, S. Bond of the United States army. During an intermission from 11 until 12 o'clock refreshments were a IBS tiflflBet Capt. William L. McBride was chairman of the general committee of arrangements. Sub-committees which assisted in the arrangements are: Invitations, Captain McBride; music, Homer Gagne, Sergt. Frank Kaulback and Sergt. Eldridge Mack; advertising and publicity, Sergt. Ernest Derosier, Corp. Chester Saw- yer and Corp. Arthur Welles; tickets, Capt. Clarence J. Durkin, Lieut. Ed- ward White, co-chairmen, Sergt. Henry Belliveau, Sergt Charles Blanchard, Corps. William Leger, George Taft and Adolph Beliveau; and decorations, Lieut. White, Sergt. Kaulback. Sergt. Derosier and Sergt Blanchard. Yale President "Rajps TeacE Loyalty Oath Congress Waits 'Must9 Plans Roosevelt Awarded Degree From Temple University; Defines "True Education" Detective Sent Lists Freedom of Thought, To Find Whited For Quizzing Logger to Be Questioned On Story He Told Atj Trial of Hauptmann TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 22 A detective from the office of Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck, Jr., of Hunterdon county sought Mil- lard Whited today to ask the Sour- lands logger if he would submit voluntarily to questioning about j the story he told at Bruno Richard' Hauptmann's Flemington Sense of Fair Play, Idea Of Equality as Essentials President, in Washington Birthday Speech, "Breaks Century-Old Precedent" by Not Quoting from "Father of His Country" Lest Critics Again At- tempt to Assail His Citations PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22 (A. that "true education depends upon freedom in pursuit of President Roosevelt said today: "No group and no government can properly prescribe pre- cisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which He Approval of When "Naturalized For-1 Farm Program Cleans Up eign Priest" Broadcasts Most Major Measures (Continued on Page Four) Italians Claim Negus Suing K NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 22 President James Rowland Angell of Yale today termed it "utterly ridiculous" that teachers in certain states are required to take oaths of loyalty while a "recently natural- ized foreign not under a similar obligation, is allowed to broedcast 'inflammatory social non- sense." The Yale president did not identi- fy the priest in his address prepared for delivery to some 2500 graduates here for the annual university' alumni today, but his inference was plain. Consider the utterly ridiculous he said, "which compels President Conant of Harvard, un- der the Massachusetts law as it now stands, to take such an (teachers' loyalty) oath, while at the same WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 W> Congress marked time today, await- ing President Roosevelt's recom- mendations on the last two "must" measures of the and relief. House approval of the new farm program yesterday virtually com- pleted congressional action on the other major issues of this session. The first and neutrality already been passed. While waiting for the chief ex- ecutive's recommendations on taxes and relief the House and Senate will push ahead with routine appro- priation bills, but neither has any major legislation to work on. Guesses on an adjournment date vary from April 15 to May 15. A controversy on relief appro- oriations for next year was brewing between those who want to cut government expenditures to the nesses who placed Hauptmann in the vicinity of the Lindbergh home near Hopewell a few days before the baby was kidnapped March 1, 1932. Hauck said he had instructed William Rittenhouse, one of his investigators, to try to locate Whited. He- said that if Whited shouM desire advice of counsel to help him determine if he should submit to questioning, Rittenhouse should get the name of the lawyer. "If Whited will not submit vol- Hauck said, "he will not be picked up except upon a signed complaint." Whited is the Sourland moun- taineer who testified he had seen Hauptmann in the vicinity of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's home a few son was kidnapped March 1, Hauck said Whited and other witnesses would be questioned by himself, Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, and C. Lloyd Fisher, chief of Hauptmann's counsel Hauck said the governor ordered the questioning at a conference last night with Hauck and Fisher. (Continued on Page Ten) 'Time ClockT In a Washington birthday speech in which he accepted an honorary degree of doctor of jurisprudence from Temple university, Mr. Roose- velt said the father of his country "deeply appreciated the importance of education in a republic and the responsibility of the government to promote it." The chief executive asserted he was "proud to be the head of a gov- ernment that has sought to make a substantial contribution to the cause of education, even in a period of economic distress." He noted that these efforts included appropria- tions of more than to local communities for col- leges and library buildings, as well as projects for adult education and other purposes. Other Qualities Besides freedom of thought, he 1 listed two other "qualities of a true education One, he said, is a "sense of fair play among realiza- tion of their "essential dependence on one another." The other is a "sense of equality among men when they are dealing with things of the mind." "Inequality may linger in the world of material he said, "but great music, great literature and the wonders of sience are and should be open to all." Although referring to George Washington, Mr. Roosevelt said he would "break a century-old pre- cedent" and refrain from quoting from the first president, lest "some captious critic might search the li- brary of Congress to prove by other quotations that George Washington was in favor of just the opposite." "More than he breaking precedent once more, I do not intend to commence any sen- tences with these George Washington had been alive today" or 'if Thomas Jefferson had been alive today" or 'if Alexander Hamilton had been alive today' or 'if Abra- (Contlnoed on Page Ten) Record Holiday Crowds Flocking to Hills Todav Arthur Archambault, 30 Robert street, was endorsed as "South FitchbuTg's candidate" at an open meeting in the South End National lot. I merely wanted to find out something personal and that I learned at the hearing given by the assessors." City Stable Being Renovated Into Large Garage: New Grant Of Issued By State WPA The renovation of the brick city stable building in the public works department yard into a largp garage has been started as a WPA project. The federal grant originally allotted was for wages and because of the extreme cold weather, which has delayed the work by holding up the pouring of cement, the slate administrator has given an additional The cost of materials is estimated at The project is under supervision of Arsene F. Pelletier as superintendent of buildings with Arthur Archambault as general foreman. When completed, the building will provide facilities for the storage of seven more trucks. The part of the building which faces Rollstone street has been ripped open so that at least seven large doors may be installed. Under the present arrangements, trucks are garaged in a building which has only one entrance. Dur- ing snow storms, the trucks must be equipped and serviced one at a time. e renoTBtiow are ep Fill 36 stall pans with 17 cubic yards of concrete Pour seven concrete door sills. Excavate 20 cubic yards of earth for inclines and sills Place 18 floor drams in first floor Relocate soil pipe, roof drains and plug floor drain to suit garage needs, Relocate switches and misoellane- ous wiring. Change heating units and include placing of 535 feet of piping and 20 miscellaneous fittings. Cut out brickwork 'for seven door openings, 11 or 12 feet high by nine feet wide. Place steel girders over doors. Remove 14 windows from Roll- stone street side of Patch openings in second floor with old planks. Lay three square feet of new maple flooring Place asphalt mastic flooring. 12 Death Sentences Given Slayer of Dozen Boys SCHWERIN, Germany, Feb 22 it will be possible to outfit seven t "ucke with plows and chains at one time and for all trucks to leave to- gether, thus saving considerable time m fighting a snow storm. As set up by the WPA, the project tails for the employment of six laborers, two bricklayer helpers, _a mixer, a truck driver, a plumber's helper, a helper, a bricklayer, three carpenters, a plum- ber, a steamfitter and a general fore- man. The project calls for the following work to'be done. Demolish present feed chutes, stalls and one stairway. Clean stable floor to receive mas- tic flooring I (CopjngbL 1936. By TheJVssocLiled Prtaa) ROME, Feb. Italian re- ports arose today that Emperor Haile Selassie was suing for peace, just as Fascists said their black- shirt legions were menacing their next major Ethiopian objective Amba Alaji. Informed sources reported the Ethiopian king of kings was advanc- ing peace proposals directly to the League of Nations, with an offer un- derstood to contemplate a league protectorate over his empire. Whether he would cede any ter- ritory, however, or yield the broad sections of Ethiopia already occu- pied by the advancing Italian forces, was not specified. Fascists, fortified by their recent victories, insisted, nevertheless, that they looked with little favor on Haile Selassie's purported plans to save his empire from conquest by mandating it to Geneva an order for emasculstTon were pronounced today on Adolf See- feld, an itinerant watchmaker known as "Uncle who was convicted of slaying 12 boys over a period of wo years McCoy Continues to Improve LOWELL. Feb. 22 Surgeons noted slight improvement again to- day in the condition of John Mc- Coy, 47-year-old crane operator whose right arm was amputated while he hung 50 feet above tho ground, pinned to a steel girder. A hospital bulletin said briefly: "John McCoy had a good night, His con- dition is slightly improved." Will one year from now find you richer or poorer? Start a Savings Account now in an institution that is owned by over thrifty citizens. The amount of your first deposit is not so im- portant as the start. Bank Insurnnrr for At Ixrw Cosi Savfmri Ban 745 Main (Continued on Pace Fout) Amnesty Decree Calms Spain: Peace General (Copyright, 193G. By The Associated Press) MADRID, Feb. general amnesty decree, offering uncondi- tional freedom to all political prison- W- I- T ers, lent a calming influence to Spain today, but radicals persisted in some sections in their riotous celebration of the leftist assumption of power. The fresh disorders, carrying on the demonstrations in which 27 per- sons have died since the leftists de- feated the former government cen- ter-rightist coalition in last Sunday's parliamentary election, centered in southern Seville province. There, rioters raided churches in the towns of Saucejo and Fuentes, burning images and furniture, while demonstrators in the own of Pena- flor stormed another church, de- stroying unages and pews. Elsewhere, peace prevailed gener- ality, with only a few scattered dis- orders reported. foreign priest to escape such an oath and pour out weekly over the radio, under the blessed name of social justice, the most poisonous anj in- flammatory economic and social nonsense." Dr. Angell contended that if teachers' oaths have any result at all they "render teachers timid about mentioning current political issues which properly should engage their best thought." _He said he considered teachers an "essentially loyal and patriotic group" and that one of the principal objections to the oath laws was the "outrageous initial imi! cation" that teachers are not loyal "Compel all persons to take such an oath if you will, but do not insist on the teacher while you spare the radio speaker, the news- paper editor, the maker and pur- veyor of the movie and the movie news reel, all of them far more pterful agents for insidious propa- ganda than the unfortunate Dr. Angell said. Tanker Sends SOS Call After Blast on Board NEW YORK, Feb. 22 The Steamship Albert Hill, an Atlantic Refining company oil tanker, wire- lessed an SOS today off the South Carolina coast after an explosion JBSbKJBy Tttul The vessel's wireless appeal said the explosion had taken place in the forward deep tank. The S, S. W F. Burdell, 11 miles away, replied it was going to the assistance of the ship. All ships in the vicinity were asked to stand by. The position given was latitude north longitude 76 west, es- timated to be about 500 miles east of the South Carolina coast. Radio advices to Radio Marine Corporation said the crew was fight- ing a fire which followed the ex- plosion. The Albert Hill carries a crew of 32, is of 7115 gross tons register, and formerly was the J. W. Van Dyke. Its home port is Philadelphia. S Coming To Your Two Radio Programs That Are Different "Lives of the Great" "Makers of History" All leaden hi this civic, social, religions and patriotic organizations, lire invited to share the privilege of extending these radio entertainments to as many people as possible. Bring I hew Sunday and Wednesday evening to the attention c? family and student groups. Folders containing the entire programs will be mailed on request. Every Wednesday 7.45 P M. WTAG Every Sunday S.15 P. M. WBZ and WBZA Fidelity Co-operative Bank Cor. Main and Grove Streets liberal aid to the jobless. With President Roosevelt out ot the city today speaking at Temple university in Philadelphia, and Congress meeting briefly to listen to Washington's farewell address, there was a short moratorium on contro- versy here. But a fight threatens next week on the soil conservation-farm sub- sidy bill which the House passed ycsteiday, 267 to 97, in somewhat different form than a measure the approved errlier. Senator Smith (D., S. C.) was up in arms over a House amendment to include share-croppers and tenant farmers in the subsidies that will be paid for taking land out of com- mercial production. The supreme court decision of Monday, upholding the govern- ment's right to generate and dispose of power from Wilson dam in Ala- bama, continued to have repercus- sions. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States saw an "in- creasing threat" of government competition with business. President Roosevelt yesterday ex- pressed belief the Columbia river basin, with its Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, was a large enough area to warrant creation of a separate power authority. It pre- sumably would be along TVA lines. Farley Assails Opponents In Mid-West Drive ers Believed Solved With Snow Conditions Ideal WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 Postmaster Gen. Farley stormed the Middle West today, praising the New Deal and its spending to the echo of Republican charges that there has been a "saturnalia of extrava- gance." On his way to the very camp of Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas, widely considered a potential con- tender for the presidency, the Demo- cratic national chairman mounted two Missouri platforms to declare that President Roosevelt "has res- cued and to assail his op- ponents. In a speech prepared for delivery today before the Young Democrats at Jefferson City today, Farley de- clared "the youth of the nation, came to the front when the forces of defeat, of inaction and sel- fishness were battling against us" in the campaign four years ago. "We have travelled upward a great way since March 4, he said. "Our adversaries cannot deny the facts. They cannot escape the logic of the black entries that have wiped out thp red entries of the Hoover period." on Four) LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 Police insisted "time clock murders" of a middle-aged rooming house proprietor and his wife were solved j today, despite their prisoner's repu- diation of a confession attributed to him. Detective Capt. Burt Wallis said Fred Stettler, 25, chauffeur, first confessed, then denied that he beat to death Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Bar- hour, robbed them of and set a "fire watch" to burn their bodies. "I killed them. I tried to bum them up. I needed Capt. Wallis read from the confession which he said the young blonde me- chanic made. But Stettler, held on suspicion of murder, disregarded the purported confession and declared his inno- cence. He admitted, Capt. Wallis said, that he contrived the arson clock. The bodies of Barbour, 66, and his wife, Dorothea, 61, were found in a flame-scorched bedroom of their rooming house Thursday morning. They had been beaten to death. An ingenious device switched on a heater which ignited gasoline- soaked newspapers under the bed when the minute hand of a watch to which it was attached readied the figure "10" and clocked an elec- tric circuit. Police attention was directed to Big flirting personal card in the Barbour apart- ment He formerly roomed with them. BOSTON, Feb. 22 W) The largest crowd in New England's sports history between- and swarm over snow-covered hills this week- end, the peak of this or any other Winter sports season. The weather man promised fair I weather. Snow conditions general- ly were ideal, at least nine major carnivals were under way and a wider assortment of outdoor thrills, ranging from ski championships to sled dog races, sent a record holi- day throng to the north country. Approximately 18 special trains were to run today and tomorrow, i including eight from New York, I eight from Boston, one from Con- necticut and one from Portland, Me For those who desired to watch, the high lights included the eastern ski championships at Townshend and Brattleboro, Vt., New England sled dog championships at East Jaffrey. N. H.; Massachusetts down hill championship ski race on Mount Greylock at Adams, Mass., and the downhill races and precip- itous nose dive on Mount Mans- field, Stow, Vt. Other carnivals are being, held i at Whitefield and Derry, N. H., and Ludlow, Vt., and the annual Dartmouth alumni carnival at Han- over, N. H. Two snow trains are running to Brattleboro, Vt., for the ski cham- Court Rules Against Duke Power Co. Weather for Next Week WASHINGTON. Frh 22 Woalhnr outlook for pi-nod Frb 71- d mclusivp North and At- lantic snow over north and or ram ovpr south portion rarlv part of week, apmn TTuirso'Rv and ngam at ond uerk Modn.itr tcinppiatures at beginning of week, colder by Tues- day night; not so cold Thursday and colder Friday. CHARLOTTE, N. C., Feb 22 The fourth United States circuit court of appeals ruled against the Duke Power Co. today in its effort to prevent construction of a cro- posed publicly owned hydro-electric plant at Buzzard Reost, South Carolina, with Pubta Works Administration funds.' Amherst Head Given Degree By Williams WILLIAMSTOWN, Feb. 22 Williams college today conferred the honorary degree of doctor of laws on Dr. Stanley King, president of Amherst college, before a convoca- tion of students, alumni and faculty A full academic procession opened the convocation. President Tyler Bennett of Williams1, in conferring tne dc-aree, said it was granted in recognition of Dr King's "eminence in the fields of industry, public service and educational ti6n" Dr Lowu Perry, principal of Phillips-Exeter ncademy nnrl an alumnus and trustee ct Williams received the James C. Rogerson trophy for "service and loyalty" to his college. Goffstown, Lancaster, Laconia, Francpnia Notch, North Conway, al] m New Hampshire, and at Greenfield, Pittsfield, South Lee and Adams in Massachusetts, and in Brattleboro and Stow, Vt. Pres. Roosevelt To Spend Night 'Off the Record9 country races were to be held to- day on the Townshend trail, while the main features, the jumping in classes A and B, will be held to- morrow at Brattleboro. Everyone planning to go to Townshend are warned to bring along snowshoeg, as there is three or four feet of snow on the ground beside the trails'. The downhill championships on Mount Greylock's thunderbolt run tomorrow afternoon will be the second running of this event Dick Durrance carried off the honors last year. The Ludlow affair will feature a bob sled meet in Proctor-Piper state forest. Late reports indicated snow con- ditions good for skiing at Bartlett, CAMBRIDGE, Feb. 22 W) Pres- ident Roosevelt will return to his alma mater for a few brief hours to- night' to see his youngest son, John, elected to Harvard's century-old Fly club. He will carry in his vest pocket a gold symbol of John's elec- tion, and, according to custom, will pass it personally to his son after the ritual of initiation is over. To each boy, Fly tradition dictates, the father, if a member, shall pre- sent a small gold watch charm known as the "kitty." This symbol is really a lion, designed after the lion on the crest of the royal family of Belgium. Fewer than 200 will sit down with the president at the club's 100th an- niversary banquet for the initiation. .Only members will be admitted within the portals of the clubhouse excepting the president's body- president's remarks to his fellow- Fly members will not be reported. The night, from the time he enters Fly until he leaves for hisJrain, will be strictly off record. The front door of the club will be open to ad- mit the president and then will be locked.____________________ Twins Born During Blizzard Have 12 Fingers Apiece MALONE, N. Y., Feb. 22 The Broadway twins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Broadway, have 12 fingers apiece to keep warm in- stead of the customary JO. The boys were born Jan. 24, the night of the year's worst blizzard, each with one extra, perfectly formed, digit on each hand. 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