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THE TIMES : FEBRUARY 1, 1918.
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So - far as the department is advised there Is no reason yriiy every subscriber should not receive the bonds to which he is entitled upon presentation of Tiisirrterlm certificate to the Federal Reserve Bank. Inasmuch as a holder of Interim certificates is entitled to receive the denominations of bonds desired at the time he presents his certificates, it Is not always possible for the department and the banks to anticipate requirements and it may be found, upon pr jntation of such certificates, that the bank Is not able to make delivery in the denomina tions required; but the department has abundant bonds on. hand to meet all requirements in this respect, and the delay would be momentary only. Regarding the registered bonds, those at 3 per cent, have been is sued as rapidly as requisitions have been received from Federal Reserve Banks. December 15th Interest, however, has been paid and the bonds are in process of issue. The issue is current. These at 4 per cent, have not yet been Issued. To close of business Jan. 26, 12,272, 677 Second Liberty coupon bonds of the denominations of $50, $100, $500 and $1,000- of total face amount $2,426,147,600 have been forward ed to Federal Reserve Banks for de livery on subscriptions. In addition thereto something over 92,858 coupon bonds of the $5,000 and $10,000 de nominations of total face amount of $704,080,000 also have been for warded. Total shipments of coupon bonds accordingly aggregate $3,130 227.600. . Requisitions for Second Liberty registered bonds so far received total , $167,222,600. These bonds are in process of issue. Practically every requisition from Federal Reserve Banks for coupon has been filled and requisitions for registered bonds are being executed as rapidly as possible. ''Miiiiiiiimiiiiiriimiiiiiiiinimiiimiirj 1 STOCK MARKET 1 iiiiiimimirminiiiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiiiiii" New York, Feb. 1 Opening: Rail roads, Industrials and the more prom inent war issues were in further de mand at the active opening of today's stock market. Coppers, shippings and specialties also moved forward, gains extending from large fractions to slightly more than a point. United States Steel was again the outstanding feature, its first offering of 10,000 shares showing a moderate advance, from which It soon reacted. St. Paul common and preferred. General Mo tors and Industrial Alcohol were among the heavy issues. Noon Profit taking was tnduced by the advance on the first half hour. Steels and railroads, reacted a point, and some of yesterday's spectacular features, notably General Motors and General Electric, receded 2 . to 6 points. The reversal was soon over come in the broader inquiry for lead ing stocks. Pools were active in specialties. Alcohol rose 6 points from its early decline Shippings, especially Atlantic, Gulf and United Fruit were materially higher, and railroads showed renewed strength. Liberty bonds rallied, the 3s selling at SR. 30 to 98. the first 4s at 96.68 to 9G.60 nnd the second 4s at 96.04 to 95.98. i OHIO RIVER GOES TEN FEET ABOVE THE DANGER LINE Cincinnati, Feb. 1 The Ohio river went over the 60 foot mark here dur ing the night, or more than 10 feet above the danger line, and it is bring ing privation and hardship to hun dreds of famines living in the low lands. The ice gorge that runs from Ris ing Sun, Ind., to Madison, Ind., con tinues to hold. TODAY'S WANTS WANTED to buy farm, 100 acres, fully equipped. Address with parti culars and price, no agent. Peter Sopinsky, 313 East 71st, St., New York city. B 1 sp MILLWRIGHTS WANTED Apply Employment Office. Locomobile Co. of America. LI GAL NOTICE All pledges up to number 4018 dated before Aug. ' 2, 1917 are for sale: 49008, 49004. 49001. 4S987, 48984, 48982. Aug. 1; 4S95S, 48941. 48928. Julv 31; 48914, 4i, 48896. tmSI. 4iSl. July 30; 4m. 48827', 'W,. Jwlv 28: 4S81S, 4879'', 187:2, 4?u, 48785, July 27; 48773, 4876S, 48766, 48762. July 28; 41740, 48729, July 26; 48712, 48711, f 48798, 48693, July 24; 48680. 48676. 48674, 48661, 48648, 48644, July 1117. has. A. Peck, 4a Middle a'p pinance New York Stock Exchange Quotations Reported over the private wires ot T. L. Watson & Co., Bankers od brokers, corner Main and John streets, Bridgeport, Conn. Members ot uw York Stock Exchange. Feb. 1, 1.30 P. M. Allls Chalmers Am. Beet Sugar - Am. Car & Fdy. Am. Can Am. Cotton Oil Co. Am. Locomotive Am. Tobacco Am. Smelt. & Re. Co. Am. Sug. Refg. Co. Am. Tel. & Tele. Am. "Woolen Am. Zinc Alaska Gold Alt., Gulf & W. Indies Atch., T. & S. Fe Anaconda Copper Baldwin Loco. Baltimore & Ohio 1 79 72 39 32 58 166 84 107ft 109 49 15 2ft 108ft 85 64 64 51 79 102 46 20 149 15 68 42 21 21 64 Bethlehem Steel "B" Beth. Steel 8 per cent. Brooklyn Rapid Transit Butte & Superior Canadian Pacific Calif. Petroleum Cen. Leather Chi. M. & St. Paul Chi. & Great W. Pfd. Chi. Rk. Island Pac. Chi., R. I. & Pac. pfd. A. Chi., R. L & Pac. Pfd. B. Chile Copper Chino Chesapeake & Ohio Consolidated' Gas Col. Fuel & Iron Corn Products 17 44 54 92 38 33 . 57 31 115 39 15 26 138 135 49 91 27 42 47 28 8 121 25 95 29 13 33 78 59 28 93 45 22 32 19 44 106 86 Crucible Steel Cuban Cane Sugar Del. Hudson Distilleries Securities Erie Erie 1st Pfd. General Electric General Motors Goodrich Co. Gt. Northern Pfd. Gt, Northern Ore Green Cananea Inspiration Copper International Nickel Interborough Cons. Inter. Harvester Inter. Mer. Marine Inter. Mer. Marine Pfd. International Paper Kansas City Sou. Kennecott Cop. Lackawanna Steel Lehigh Valley Maxwell Motors Mex. Petroleum Midvale Steel Missouri Pacific " Miami Copper x-div. Nevada Cons. Nat. Enameling Norfolk & Western Northern Pacific N. Y. Central N. Y., N. H. & H. 71 30 Pittsburgh Coal 48 46 64 24 76 77 53 33 43 84 24 60 63 17 156 54 116 96 128 56 97 47 84 8 42 91 42 Pennsylvania x-div. Pressed Steel Car Ray Cons. Reading Repub. Iron & Stel Ry. Steel Spring Sinclair Oil I Sloss Sheffield & Iron Southern Pacific Southern Railway Southern Railway Pfd. Studebaker Cor. Tenn. Copper Texas Oil Tobacco Products Union Pacific United Cigar Stores U. S. Ind. Alcohol U. S. Robber U. S. Steer U. S. Smelter Utah Copper Wabash Wabash Pf j. A. West. Union Tel. Westinghouse Electric Western Maryland Willys Overland U. S. Government Bonds. Liberty 3s 14 18 98.20 96.06 Liberty 4s Boston 1:30 P. M. Prices Reported Over Private Wire to T. L. Watson & Co. Ariaona Com. 1314 Am. Zinc . 15 Butte & Superior SP Cal. & Hecla 435 Copper Range 48, Greene Cananea 42 Island Creek 56 I Isle Royale 22 I North Butte - 16 Old Dominion 44 Osceola 60 Pond Creek 18 Shannon ' ' 5 U. S. Smelting 48 Ventura 7 STATE SUES TO COLLECT BRUNO FORFEITED BOND Civil suit in the Superior Court has been Instituted by the state's attorney for this county in the name of the State of Connecticut to recover on the bond of 81,000 forfeited by Mollie Bruno at the September term of the Criminal Superior Court. Maria Izz'o was the surety ana Is defend ant In the suit. Mollie Bruno was arrested In July last on charges of receiving money from Stella Ferrara in a "white slavery" case. After a trial in the City Court she was bound ever for trial in the Superior Court. Maria Izzo furnishing the bond of $L,0oo. When the cftse was called Mollie Bruno failed to appear. The amount of the surety has never been paid. Damages of 81 150 are claimed. . 23, St. Advertise in The Times Will Be Substitute for Small and Will Combine Best Delivering New Type of Department Says. Washington, Feb. 1 Henry Ford is building a new type of steel sub marine chaser, which will be ready for active service by summer, Secre tary of the Navy -Daniels told the House committee on naval affairs yesterday. He also informed the committee it had been decided to abandon tem porarily the three-year shipbuilding program, so as to meet the demand for small fighting craft to combat the submarines. Hearing this, members of the committee said the pending ap propriation bill will carry no money in furtherance of big ship construc tion, but smaller craft will be provid ed for by large appropriations. The Secretary told Representative Eritten he was opposed to increasing the Marine Corps force. Mr. Britten declared he would offer an amend ment to provide for the enlistment of 30,000 additional marines. He said this would enable the department to send at least 37,000 to France to fight with the army. Chasers for Inshore Duty. Telling of the Ford U-boat chaser Secretary Daniels said: "The new type of fighting ship will be between the ' present 110-foot wooden hull submarine chaser and the destroyers. We can get them in large numbers and get them quickly. Mr. Ford is using a part of his auto mobile plant to fabricate the parts, which will be assembled and put to gether on the Atlantic seaboard. It is possible some of them may be put together on the Great Lakes, since it would be an easy matter to bring them out through the canals. "The new craft will combine all the good points of the destroyer and the 110-foot chasers and eliminate the bad points of the latter. They -will be equipped with all modern devices. "The new type of submarine hunter will be not unlike our older destroy ers, hut many features will make them ,by far the most efficient small vessels now engaged in the war on submarines. They are not intended for deep sea submarine hunting, but for harbor and other inshore work. I do not care to say just how many have' been ordered. We have con tracted for a large number, and can get many more if necessary. "The essential thing is that the new craft promises to be a highly impor tant factor in the fight on submarines. The plans weTe perfected by an en gineer brought here by Mr. Ford, Ad miral Taylor, Chief of the Bureau of j Construction and Repair, and Qon structor Stocker. Sir. Stocker went Detroit and assisted In getting the fabricating work started. The new ships will ibe motor driven, and Mr. tFord win make all the parts." The understanding is that Mr. !Dan iele plans to put $50,000,000 in the new chasers. They are intended to take up the convoy of American troop and supply ships and Allied vessels after they arrive on the other ide, thus re lieving the destroyers more quickly than is now possible. The plans for the new vessels were perfected during the past two weeks and Mr. Ford got to work Immediate ly. (Mr. Daniels said it would not be necessary for Mr. Ford to utilize his entire plant in . the fabrication of parts and the construction of motors for the new vessels. He said other automobile concerns could build them if necessary, hut would have to pre pare their plants fr the work. The Fond! plant is ready and working. The Secretary would not give de tails of the new craft. It is known they will be able to handle the depth bombs which have pioved so satisfac tory in putting submarines . out of ibusiness, and wil carry armament sufficiently heavy to take care of the U-boats. Secretary Daniels said the Admi ralties of Allied nations have exam ined and approved the plans for the new American submarine hunters, and some of them probably will give contracts for similar vessels. All Shipyards Busy. The change in the shipbuilding pro program is in line with the recom mendation of Secretary Daniels in his annual report that authorizations for completing the program be deferred until the next Congress. - The fact that practically all the shipbuilding facilities are now occupied, largely In turning out ships already author ized, members of the committee de clared, is responsible for the tempor ary abandonment of more appropria tions for the big ship program. "The department is using its chief energies," said Chairman Padgett, "in the construction of torpedo boats, destroyers and the smaller boats re quired in operations against the sub marine and in preparation for the transportation of men and equip ment. "With all the ltimp sum appro priations and the additional appro priations made by Congress they have now got all the money they can spend." What the Navy Costs. Secretary Daniels submitted to the committee an outline of the work and money expended in putting the navy on a fighting basis. He said preparations for increases had been under way since the fall of 1915, when estimates were submitted for ti e preparedness program, which was put into operation by the act of Aug. 29. 1916. "This foresight on the part of Con gress and the Administration," Mr. Daniels said, "is x largely responsible for the generally acknowledged good showing the navy thus far has made He said that altogether there has Patrol Boats and Dpstroyers Features of Both Will Be Boats This Summer, Navy been appropriated in bills handled by the Appropriations Committee $1, 076,241,057.37 for current year ex pense of the naval establishment. He continued: "It is very difficult, as you can ap preciate, to foretell just what our fu ture requirements will be. Since you convened, I have so far found it necessary to recommend further ap propriations for the current fiscal year to the extent of $45,269,935. It is more than probable that still fur ther submissions' for both the present and next year will come later. No one can say what the requirements will be." Lind Chairman of Labor Advisory Body John Lind, former governor of Min nesota, was named by Secretary Wil son chairman of the advisory council that will assist in the administration of a war labor program intrusted to the department of labor by the presi dent. Six men and one woman were named on the council. STAMFORD FIRM DEFENDANT IN CONTRACT SUIT Baer Brothers, of Stamf jt d, mann facturers of bronze powders, are de fendants in a suit in the Superior Court brought by George Muench of Stamford, in which damages of $16, 000 are claimed. Several contracts for machinery were made between Baer Bros, and Muench, one for 16 "stamper machines," which were to cost $975 each. Half were delivered, November 22 and the defendants re fused to accept them. Storage charges of $300 in addition to $7,800 for the machines are claimed. On another contract for machines the earn of $552.49 is claimed; on a third $2,400, and on fourth $3,516.77, and a fifth $158. FINNS ALL OVER COUNTRY WINNING OVER RED GUARDS London, Feb. 1 The situation in Finland is more reassuring, accord ing to the latest reports received at the Finnish legation in Stockholm. The Red Guards have been disarmed or are willingly surrendering their arms all over the country. The rev olutionists still hold Helslngfors, the capital. A Helsingsfors dispatch of Wednes day says the diet and the legitimate government are prevented by the rev. olutionists from exercising . their du ties. The suspension of all the general activities of religious bodies until the restoration of order has been an nounced by the central association of officials. The dispatch reports that a dele gation from sympathizers among the people with the Bolshevik! delivered an address of cordial greeting to the Bolsheviki government in Helsingfors, assuring it of solidarity "m the com mon struggle against capitalism." The foreign governments which recognized the independence of Fin land are said to have been notified by the revolutionists of the change in government brought about by the revolution. The White guard, it is announced. has taken the town of Tavistahues, 60 miles northwest of Helsingfors and Juveskyle, in south central Finland. Strikes continue in Helsingfors and the revolutionary government is said to be fomenting similar outbreaks in several other districts, , - London. Feb. 1 Austria is abso lutely dependent on Hungary and P.umattia for grain, Heir Hoofer, the Austrian food minister, said in an Interview in Nieus Wiener Tageblatt. Since last August only 150,000 tons of wheat has been received from Ru mania, while shipments from Hun gary were quite Inadequate .to meet present needa. 1,000 MEN NEEDED FOR MOTOR SERVICE BY RED CROSS IN FRANCE. More than 1,000 motor truck drivers, mechanicians and help- ers are needed immediately by the American Red Cross for service In France. The duties of these men will be to operate and repair the Red Cross motor 4 tracks which transport supplies to war hospitals. Men In this t service will receive pay and, ex- penses. . A recruiting office has been opened at the headquarters of ! the Atlantic Division under Mr. J. Leo Skelley of the Red Cross Foreign Transportation Depart- ment Recruiting Service. Appll- 4 cants must be- over thirty-one years of age. RED CROSS ISSUE CALL TO HORSES WAR SERVICE Statement Says Between 30,000 and 40,000 Will Ba Needed in a Short Time. A call to qualified nurses to enlist for war service has been issued by the American Red Cross Nursing Service, the mobilizing agency for nurses for the United States Army and Navy. Attention is called also to the Imper ative need for an increased enrollment in training schools so that fully quali fied nurses may be released from civil ian hospitals for military service. Citing an estimate of the Surgeon- General's office that the Acmy alone will need between 30,000 and 40,000 nurses in short .time, the Red Cross Nursing Service makes it clear that the present average enrollment of 1,000 a month falls far short of the military needs of the Government. Moreover, it Is asserted, the Allies are depending upon this country to sup plement their nursing service. The fact that the recruiting of nurses does not keep pace with the military needs does not indicate that the women in the nursing profession are slackers, according to Miss Jane A. Delano, Chairman of the Red Cross Nursing Service. It Indicates merelyi that the rudden and extraordinarily heavy demand for nurses has not been thoioughly realized by the women available for this service. As demands grow dally, the prob lem of home nursing for civilian needs becomes harder to solve. It Is estimated by the Army Nurses' Corps that over 30,000 nu ses will be need ed, on the basis of the present esti mates, for an army of 1,000,000 men. 16,500 Enrolled. Statistics prepared at the headquar ters of the Red Cross Nursing Service in Washington show that there are between 80,000 and 90,000 registered nurses In the United States. Of this number approximately 16500 are en rolled Red Cross nurses, the majority of whom are In active service or ready for mobilization for specified purpose. The Red Cross enrollment forms the reserve of the United States Army Nurses' Corp. and the United States Navy Nurses' Corps. Already 1,790 nurses haw been equipped and sent abroad by the Red Cross Nursing Service. For service at home the Red Cross has provided 2,500 nurses. More than 2,000 addi tional nurses have been organized into units which now are ready for mobilization. Red Cross nurses also are doing special work In sanitary zones sur rounding cantonments. " Eighty-nine are serving in a public health detach ment under the American Red Cross In France. Twelve public health nurses are In Ronmania, three In Greece and one In Serbia. Requirements Modified. All Red Cross nurses assigned to duty In military hospitals automatical ly become members of the Army or Navy Nurses' Corps and are no longer under the supervision or direction of the Red Cross. These nurses, when on active duty, we. entitled to the same Government war risk Insurance as Army or Navy officers and enlist ed men. To meet the Increasing demands of the Army end Navy Nurses' Corps the Red Cross has modified somewhat the former requirements for enrollment. The age limit Is lowered to twenty one years, and in special cases nurses over forty may be accepted. Small schools for training nurses have been placed en the accredited list Since the entrance of the United States In the war the number of pu pils entering nurses' training schools has Increased 20 per cent. Within the last few days the Red Cross has re cruited and equipped a group of 10ft nurses for the Army Nurses' Corps for serviee witK the British Expedi tionary Forces at the request of the British Government. It has also mobilized several highly specialized groups of nurses for orthopedic, psy chiatric and facial surgery hospitals, as well as mobile operating units and other important groups. Distributing Depot Opened. The Atlantic division has established at 1018-22 Washington street. Hobo ken, a distributing depot for outfitting the soldiers embarking for service abroad. This depot will be under the Urectlon of Mrs. A. G. Olney. No merchant ever failed if he advertised as WELL and as MUCH as he could. FINANCIAL OVER F1ITY TEARS 3 PER CENT. INTEREST ON . YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT We think this will anneal to von roarticiilarlv in view of our experience of over fifty years in banking. We conduct of your business, and courteous Interest credited to accounts monthly. We would like to tell you about our methods. Call us on the 'phone or come in and see us. T. L. WATSON & CO. PRIVATE BANKERS CORNER MAIN AND JOHN STREETS . Established 1866 . rliII!IIIIIi:::iIIIIIllllllHIUIIllllIlil!lililUllli!lllllllll!IUIIlMIII!llllllllllillll!llllllUIi: The Mission of This Bank The First-Bridgeport National fills a broader mis sion than acting as guardian for depositors funds, al though this is paramount. It is here to serve with courtesy, promptness . and ability not only the interests of its depositors but the in terests of the city, the state and the nation. FIRST-BRIDGEPORT NATIONAL BANK MAIN AND STATE STS. rniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieiiniiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiTi?: M'ADOO EXPECTS GOAL SITUATION TO BE BRIGHTER Washington, Feb. 1 Clearing weather needed to insure coal move ment sufficient to avert another acute shortage in the east was in sight today and Director General McAdoo of the - railroads expressed confidence that the country would pass through the crisis "without any further shut down of industries." Although les optimistic, Fuel ad ministration officials said the food sit uation depended entirely on the weather, and coal would continue to go first to ships, households, public institutions and preferred war indus tries. Under present conditions they saw little chance to supply the less essential industries. State fuisl administrators received notice today that before making gen eral interpretations, of the Monday closing order they must first have the changes sanctioned by the na tional administration. This step was taken to end confusion existing be cause of different interpretations of the order in various states. RED CROSS ASSIGNS WAR WORK TO SCHOOLS. Schools In Sew York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which have been en listed for war work In the Junior Membership and School Activities De partment of the Bed Cross, have been asked by the Atlantic Division of the Red Cross to make 56,000 French and Belgian refugee garments. This Is the first definite task to he e Jmlor DepartlnenL It is the result of an appeal from Red Cross representatives in France who cabled that thousands of home less and helpless women and children there are in need of warm garments. Work upon these garments has been allotted through the school commit tees ef Red Cross chapters. The or der most be completed In three months, and chapters have been asked to report to the Junior Department on February 10 the portion of the al lotment then completed. RED CROSS IN SCHWAB HOME. The home of Charles M. Schwab and the town house of John D. Rocke feller, Sr., In New York city, are among the latest additions to the list of pri vate dwellings where Red Cross aux iliary work rooms are being Operated. PERSONAL TAX NOTICE Notice is hereby given "That by an act of the Legislature, it is provided that every male person, between the ages of twenty-one and sixty years, shall except as otherwise provided by law, be liable annually to pay a per sonal tax of two dollars for town and states taxes, in lieu of a poll and com mutation tax. This tax is due and payable at the Office of the Tax Col lector, Rooms 4 and 5 City Hall, Bridgeport, Conn., on and after Feb. 1st, 1918. The undersigned will he at said of fice between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. for the purpose of collecting said tax. HOWARD F. SMITH, B 1 a Tax Collector. DISTRICT OF FAIRFIELD, ss., COURT OF PROBATE. Jan. 30th, 1918. Estate of James P. Flangan late of Fairfield in said district, deceased. The administrator having applied for an order authorizing and empow ering him to sell certain real estate belonging to said estate, as per appli cation on file more fully appears; it is Ordered That said application be heard and determined at the Court of Probate in Fairfield in said district on he 6th day of February, A. D 1918, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and that notice be given of the pendency of said application and of the time and place of hearing thereon, by publish ing this order once in some newspaper having a circulation in said district: and by giving notice to all parties in interest either personally or by mail ing to each, postage prepaid, a copy of this order all on or before the 1st ay of February A. D. 1918, and re turn make to this courVof the notices given. BACON WAKEMAN, Judge. can assure you of safety, satisfactory treatment. The City National Bank Savings Department Pays 4 Per Cent. Interest Start Saving Now 107 WAlhl STREET THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL BANK OP BRIDGEPORT Cor. Main and Wall Streets IT HELPS CONSERVE CASH to pay by check lessening the temp tation to purchase thing3 not actually needed. V Are you paying by this safe. nomical and convenient medium? -Checking Accounts, large or snaSP' are solicited. - . . JAMES STAPLES & CO. 189 STATE STREET PATENTS A. M. WOOSTER Late Examiner tj. S. Patent Offie 1115 MAIN STREET, BRTXK5EPOKB Send for booklet on patents TRUSTEE'S SALE All the stock in trade, consisting ot ladies' cloaks, men's suits, waists, etc.. 1 and fixtures of The New York Clothing Co., formerly conducted by Max Cohen. 502 East Main Street, Bridgeport, Ct, will be sold on. said premises at publio sale, Tuesday, Feb. 5th, at 2 p. m. The right Is reserved to reject any) and all bids. A. K. ABRIOIA, Trustee, 1996 Main Street, Bridgeport, Corns A31 s Phone Baraum 3759 that Is Concrete? X Concrete a manufac tured stone is made by mixing together Port land Cement, sand and stone (or gravel.) Var ious proportions of each f e used, depending upon the use to which the con crete is put. About half an hour after mixing these materials together, , the mass begin to stiffen, until, in from half-a-day to a day, it becomes so hard that you cannot dent it with the hand. By a month the mass is hard like stone indeed, hard er than most stones. "We have many book lets relating to concrete and cement work which we would be pleased to send you.- The Wheeler & Bowes Co MASONS' MATERIAL BRIDGEPORT Phone Barman 344-345-348 St. Louis, Feb. 1 Rumors that Fielder Jones is to retire as manager of the St. Louis Americans were de nied yesterday when word was re ceived from him at his home in. Port land, Oregon, denying that he intend to resign. President Phil Ball assart that Jones will pilot the Brown tM season as usual.