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THE TIMES : SATURDAY,' FEBRUARY 14, 1920
rami, Si v Personal Notes Entertaining Features Society News onze Club Activities TriT,Tr ft s W WIDOWS' SOCIETY CELEBRATES ITS 70THJHRTHDAY I Mrs. George Comstock is , Re-elected to Presidency - Other Officers. Members of the Bridgeport Protes ' tajtt ..Widows': Society celebrated the -anniversary of the founding of i the organization yesterday afternoon i at the Sterling Widows' Home on Prospect street. Mrs. George Com i stock -was re-elected to the presiden i cy thus entering upon her thirteenth ; term. The annual report was read ; by Mrs. R. J. MacKenzie and the re I port of the treasurer by- Miss Char j lotte Peck. Following the business , session there was a social hour. Mrs. ; Walter B. Lashar and Mrs. Frank Sta I pies were in charge of the arrange ! ments for the tea. Mrs. DeVer H. Warner and Mrs. Morris Beardsley presided at the tea urns In the dining ! room and were assisted by Mrs. Rich- ard Staples and Mrs. C Nathaniel ; Worthen. Officers were elected as I follows: President, Mrs. George Comstock; i vice, presidents, Mrs. El R. Ives, Miss i Elizabeth Fitch, Mrs. F. T. Staples; : Wordiu; corresponding secretary, Mrs. i George H. Edwards; treasurer, Misa j Charlotte A. Peck; assistant treasurer, ; Mrs. R. J. MacKenzie; collector, Mrs. ! A. W. Moshier- Executive committee Mrs. M. B. J Reardsley, Mrs. J. H. Moore, Mrs. A. ! E. Sherman, Mrs. I. W. Birdseye, i Miss Susan S. Sanford, Mrs. F. W. Read. House Committee Mrs. E. A. Jen- nings, Mrs. H, S. Wilmot, Mr-a, Frederick S. Hawley. . ! Committee on Religious Meetings '. Mrs. W. B." Bishop, Miss Esteel Sterl ' ing, Mrs. M. X. Fones. Advisory, Committee Mr. : M- R. Beardsley, Mr. -Charles "Gl Sanford, Mr. George Comstock. . , ' . Auditors O- - H. 'Broth well,. Mor timer Comstock." ' ... Trustees elected: Mrs. George M. Raid win, Mrs. Edward ID. Beach, Mrs. , F. F. Beach, Mrs. E. Birdseye, Mrs. L ' Henry Blodget, Mrs. Georg'e Cbm ; stock. Miss Harriet Estmes, Mrs ;,George H. Edwards, Miss Elizabath J. i Fitch, Mrs. M. K. Fones. -Mrs.! 6. E; .-GoodseU. Mrs. John Gougn, HXi- W. J. Grippim, Mrs. F. S. M&wley.. Mrs. I H. W. Hinds, Mrs. John J. Htowlaitd, iMrs. EL R. Ives, Mrs. G. W. Jactanan, j Mrs. E. A- Jennings, 31r& R. J- Mac i Kecxie, Mrs. W. B. Lashar, Mrs. A. ' W. . Marsh, Mrs, J. II. Moore, Mrs. Si L J. ' Morgan. Mrs. A. W. iMosiier. Mrs, is. A. OBs, iMrsL F. A.. Parsons, Mrs C. N- Payne, Miss C A. Peck, Mrs. E ' B. pinmb, Mrs. F. W. Reed, Mrs. J. J. Iiuzt Mrs. Charles G.. Sanford, Mrs 'Glover EL Sanford, iMias Susan IS. San : iord, Mrs. J. C iShaw, Mrs. iA. E. Sher manjilrs. XL B. BIHlman, Mrs. F. T. 'Staples, -Mrs. R. M. Sperry, Miss Ethel I Sterlins, Mm. 1- OJCVer Warner, Mrs. ,;c E. Weeks. Mrs. Robert E. Wheeler, ' Mrs. H. S. Wilmot, Mrs. George Wind sor, Miss Fannio,Xi. YV.ordin. Heff mcmlbers: iMrs. Harry Walker, : Mrs Sumner Simpson, Mrs. John C. Hawley, airs. Seward Price. ,. ' Receipts. Feb. 11, 1919 Cash on hand : t 993.31 ' Mary Wi.. Beards- ,v ' , ley Fund t 500.00 Legacy, Jjucy A. S. Cowd 3,000.00 - Legacy, H. Adaline SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS IS NOW ALARMING There is in this country at the pre sent time an alarming shortage of teachers with proper and adequate preparation for their work. The teaching profession should be safe guarded and dignified in all our colleges by endowments that put a premium on sound learning and edu cational genius; it should be upheld and strengthened by the yearly en trance Into it of college graduates. Moreover, the colleges compete with thejiormal schools, the normal com pete with . high school, the high schools with the grammar 'grades, for the best teachers. For the sake of the lower schools, where the children of the ereat majority of people are taught, the standard should be main taind at the top. 1 Several of the eastern colleges for women are about to make a public appeal for funds to carry on their work without loss of present high standards. Mount Holyoke college. Smith College, 1 Bryn Mawr, the Con necticut College for Women, must all immediately seek increased endow ments to ensure continuance of the best type of teaching stalls, sufficient equipment and sufficient buildings. The problem before these different institutions are many, but their problem as a whole is one and is linked up with the well-being of the United States at large. It is not now a question of the higer education be ing a desirable ornament or pleasure for the individual women; it is a question of our need of hundreds of young women every year, graduat ing with a training for life, for ser vice, and, among other services, with a training which gives background for the career of (teaching. In a country 90 per cent, of whose teach ers are women, institutions which train women have a commanding ap peal. During the last quarter of the year 1919 the deposits in our Connecti cut savings banks increased more than nine million dollars. An invest ment of some of this money in the colleges of our country will pay bet ter returns In the future welfare of the country than savings banks' in vestments pay. M. H. HOLCOMB, Governor. CZECHOSLOVAKIA BADLY IN NEED OF RAW MATERIAL The Republic of Czechoslavakia needs raw materials and not charity, according to the remarks of Charge d' Affaires Jan G. Masaryk of the Czechoslavak Republic at the meeting of the Contemporary Club held at the residence of Walter lLashar on Clin ton avenue last night. CMr. Masarlny told of the declaration of independence October 28, 1918, and. the joy with which it was received. Professor Masaryk, the speaker's fa ther, was chosen president of the. new republic. "We thought then our troubles were over," heN;ontinued, "ibut we did not fully realize the responsibilities and the dangers. Originally the Bohe mians and the 'Slovaks were all one Deorole. and sooke the same language, but for nearly 1,000 years the Slovaks were unUer' the domination of Hun gary. Bela Kun, described as a Bol shevist, which he is, was also a Mag yar, and determined to hold the coun try for the Magyars at all costs. We finally drove him out." Some of the oppressions of Hungany were related, especially in regard to schools. In all of Slavonia, he said, before the war there were tout 14S schools, the language was proscribed, even for prayer. Now several thou sand schools have been established. The labor problem in the new re public requires much attention, he said. They have adopted the eight hour day with stringent prohibition of strikes, recognize collective bargain ing, and he said the miners had given their labor for the last three Sundays without charge to the government. During the war, he said, Austria tried to destroy the economic life of the country. Cows were seEed, meat was practically unknown, and milk entirely unknown. Children were lit erally condemned to death toy the fact there was no milk for them or their mothers. " "Our trouble today is that we are hungry," he said. "There is no star vation, although there is in some of the countries surrounding us, but there is under nourishment. We are not appealing for charity, however, tout we need raw materials for oiir industries. To get it we must return to the system of barter owing to the rate of exchange." . OF C. BALL AT STRATFIELD MONDAY NIGHT Mr. and Mrs. William B. Flannagan to Lead the Grand March RED GROSS IS REPULSED BY MEXICAN GOV'T Efforts to Aid Earthquake Sufferers Are Stopped. One of the largest affairs of next week will be the Knights of Columbui annual hall which will take place at The Stratfield on Monday evening, Feb. 16. Because' of the great influx of new members into Park City coun ci during the past year it is thought that this will be the largest ball evet held. Probably from 250 to 30 couples will be present. ' The grand march will start at 8:30. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Flannagan will lead. Intermission will take place at 11 o'cock during which time a sup. per will be served. .The toall committee is composed of William- B. Flannagan, chairman; George T. Kelly, chairman ex-orficloj John J. Ryan, secretary; George P. Farley, Jr., treasurer; Jesse C. Ham ilton, James C. Shannon, Peter A. Clarke, John J. Solan, John J. Con way, J. J.- Myers, D.D.S., and Daniel Quilty. Edward H. Dillon is chairman ol the reception committee upon which all members of Park City council will act. Daniel C. Quilty is chairman of th floor committee. Others on this com mittee are John J. Ryan, George P. Farley, Jr., William B. Flannagp.n, Jesse C. Hamilton, James.C. Shannon. Peter A. Clarke, John J. Solan, John J. Conway, J. J. Myers, D.D.S., J. K Murphy, James Falvey, Stanley Greenwood, Thomas Devitt, Earl Carroll, George Ryder, John Hurley, John Hawkins, William H. Nolan, Jr., and James H. Broderj,ck. Murray's 15-piece orchestra wilt furnish the music for dancing. HIBITION OF JULES GUERIN'S COLOR PRINTS The Bridgeport Art .League will give an exhibition of colored prints of Jules Guerin Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'plock at the League rooms. Jules Guerin is an artisfcof note. ' He was born in 1866 and his famous prints have won him a place of prom inence in art publication. They re veal a personal style, distinctive note, and exquisite color qualities. While these pictures are being shown, one of the members of the - league will read a sketch written by the artist describing and exnliining the works. Following the exhibit tea will be serv ed and a social hour enjoyed. Y, W. C. A. GOES TER ANNUAL1 BUDGET FEB. 7 JOLLY TIME AT i HISS SLOCUM'S YESTERDAY FINE CONCERT AT LAURALTON HALL TODAY Thompson, Adams Mortgage Loan paid. Interest on In vestments Annual Sale Membership Fees and Donations Home Receipts ! Miscellaneous, ' Bridgeport Trust Co. Transferred from Sarah Marsli Improve ment Fund, 1,223.42 3,000.00 6,066.74 644.2S '613.50 1,697.23 942.12 464.37 18,156. (t Expenditmres. Salaries, ?2,31fi.OO Electricity and Gas, 287.57 Coal, 1,405.75 'Repairs 1,162.54 Insurance, 24.00 : Cash Donations 1,056.00 House Expenses 4,218.01 Miscellanaonna ' Miscellaneous, in cluding house furnishings, tele phone, water, medicine, remov al of ashes and - rabbish. etc., 843.94 Investments, 7,120.75 $19,155.01 GERMAN OPERA APPEARING ON ITALIAN STAGE No Protest On Wagnerian Work Produced at Rome Theatre ' Cash on hand. FeT. 10, 19 20, lS-,428.56 726.4! $19,155.01 CHARLOTTE A. PECK, Treasurer. REV. EKIXS ES STALLED. Rev. G-.' Herbert Ekins was install ed v.. secretary of the Church Feder ation of Bridgeport and vicinity at tha . First Presbyterian church last night. The address of welcome was made toy Rev. William-H. Day of the United church. The exercises were held to-install Rev, Mr. Ekins as the executive sec retary and representatives from most of the Protestant churches in the CKJ were present. Rev. D. M. Lewis pro naaneed the Invocation, while Rev. ;Hal T. Kearns read the Scripture les son. WUJtam P. Severn as .president of the federation made a few remark. Hand Sapolio-The Ideal forToilet and JBatii Efforts of the American Red Cross and the American Chamber of Com merce of Mexico to aid the earthquake sufferers in Mexico were rebuked by Gen. Candido Aguilar, a son-in-law of President Carranza and Governor of the State of "Vera Cruz, according to Excelsior, one of the leading news papers of Mexico City, in its issue of February 3rd. Messrs. Oliver, Goodman and Sieg ler were appointed by the. American Chamber of Commerce to visit the dovasted area and distribute, among the sufferers, the first donation of 40, 000 pesos which had been collected. . When 'the Committee called on Gen. Aguilar at Jaiapa, he informed them that under no circumstances would he permit them to make the trip as he feared they might encounter rebels and be the victim of some outrage. Gen. Aguilar said that if they wanted to assist' the - sufferers, they could turn the donations over to the local government which would make the distribution. The committee stated that accord ing to instructions they were to make the distribution direct or return with the fund. " In view of this stand. Excelsior says, the American Chamber of Com merce is returning the sums of money it had collected and has notified the American companies to discontinue receiving subscriptions to the 1,000, 000 peso fund which it contemplated raising. Offers of aid by the American Red Cross were also declined by the Mex ican Government Some $11,000 was expended? by the Red Cross through the American consul at Vera Cruz and the Red Cross contemplated sending a relief unit, but were unof ficially advised that such an act would not be received with any degree of cordiality by the Mexican authorities. The already excessively high cost of living in Mexico is being still fur ther increased by the introduction by the government of fractional paper currency , in which treadesmen and a majority of the people have no con fidence. This fractional paper cur rency is supposedly secured by .de posits of gold in the national treas ury, but of this the Mexican people are skeptical, according to the Mex ican newspapers. President Carranza s gned th-3 de cree authorizing the issuance of $25. 000. GOO in paper money of one peso and fifty cent denominations on Jan. 10, 1920. This mortey is known as "vales" and has resulted in two prices being posted for goods one for hard money and one for fractional currency. Merchants generally accept the fractional currency at IS ccnta- vos for the fifty cent denomination, or about one third of their value. Excelsior, one of the principal newspapers of the City of Mexico, states that President Carranza "is de termined that the country shall be pacified by the time of the national I olectionson the first Sunday,:! .Tu'j.'.' The article says president carranza las sent a circular teiegram"'to rall o the chjef s of military . operations "urging them to, press the campaigns without rest in an effort to eliminate all the bands jf rebels and the ban dits Who still ren.ain In various parts of the t-ation." , The trtlcle-continues: "The cam- Rome, Feb. 14. Wagnerian opera has returned to the stage of the Cos- tanzi Theatre in Rome without a pro test "Die Walkure" was advertised as the second offering in a seasori which opened with Mascaghi's "Iris." No criticism of the plan to produce the German opera appeared in the press. The theatre was crowded and no objectors interfered with a per formance which the press of Rome commended highly. "It is a strange coincidence that Richard Wagner again walked acf-oss the stage, of the Costanzi at the same time Austrian children came into Italy by the .thousands to escape the hunger and privations of their un happy country," one of the Rome papers commented. For many months Wagnerian music has been used at concerts in Rome and other Italian cities, es pecially in Milan and Bologna, with out objections from the press or the public. CONTINUE LOAN DRIVE. Owing to the very bad weather of the past week the Irih loan drive will"ie continued in order to allow the workers to visit every one in the city. Thursday the sum of $1,600 was collected notwithstanding the weather and it is felt that the total quota of $100,000 will be subscribed a short time if the workers are able to get around. A very fine concert was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Lauralton Hall, Milford. The accomplished ar tists who appeared were all from the Metropolitan Opera house in New York. Miss Loretto C. O'Connell, the well known pianist, was assisted by Miss Adele Luis-Rankin, tyrib coloratura soprano, and George Barchfeld, 'cellist. The program was as follow's: Aria Con Variazioni (The Harmo nious Blacksmith), Handel. Gavotte in E, Bach-Saint Saens. Scherzo, Mendelssohn -Loretto C O'Connell. Lare Selve, Handel. 'Ah, fors'e lui Traviata," "Verdi. 'Charmant Oiseau La iPerle du Bre- sil," David Adele Luis-Rankin. Sonata, Op. 5, No. 1, Beethoven. Adiago sostenuto. Allegro vivace George Barchfeld, Intermission. Part two: Rhapsodie, Op. 79, No. 1, Brahms. Czardas, No. 2, Joseffy. Wiegenlied, Joseffy. Seconde Marche Hongroise, Liszt Loretto C. O'Connell. Cradle Song, Kreisler. Robin, Cotbin, Sing Me a Song, Spross. Ave Maria (with 'cello oibligatol Gounod Adele Luis-Rankin. ' Steinway piano used. The concert -was for the ibenefit of Lauralton Hall. That no organization has come out of the war with a better record in the public mind than that of the Young Women's Christian Association is evi denced by the fact that while the American people have been cam paigned to death for funds for every thing one could think of, the effort to raise funds for the Y. W. C. A. throughout the country during .the past few months has met with tre mendous success. City after city has exceeded the amount for which the public has been asked to subscribe and those who have watched the situ ation feel that it registers the opin ion of the public based on service. The success of other cities has a tremen dously important bearing on Bridge port just now inasmuch as the local Y. W. C. A. goes out on Feb. 19 for its annual budget. The amount to be raised this year is very much in excess of that of last year owing to the fact that the big hundred thousand dollar industrial center on Barnum avenue ' in East Bridgeport, which last year was op erated by the National board, has now become a local charge and is handled under the management of the local Association. The Board of Directors, however, feel that Bridgeport will respond to the appeal because the work of the association has been so successful. This is due largely to the fact that the management locally is in the hands of a group of practical and thoughtful women. Last year these women asked the public for a cer tain amount of money and were given four thousand dollars more than they asked for; instead of spending it be cause they had it, they saved it to lessen the burden of the public this year. This is a situation which is almost unique and worthy of a continued re cognition of the efforts of this organization. Original Fox Trots Given- Miss Chase and Miss Comer Dance Holidays and holiday season alwayv mean jolly times at dancing school. Proba"bly the prettiest and gayest of these parties was held yesterday when the pupils of Miss Benita Slocum's advanced classes met yesterday at the studio. To the onlookers it seemed a veritable story book hall for there were Old Mother 1 Hubbards Vnd Old King Coles and Little Lord Fauntle roys, and so on all the way, up the line even to the land of reality for present ' day actors . and actresses graced the scene. One of the most interesting events of the afternoon was the original fox trots arranged by six pupils, they were Miss Louise Haviland in boys Tuxedo with John Anderson as a toell hop; Susan Jennings as a Spanish gypsy, and Philip Sherman as a French count, and Miss Elizabeth Pullman as a Puritan with Rob Roy Newman as a Turk. Miss" Erma Chase and Miss Irene Comer the very well known, toe dancers .favored with the Valentin , dance The Rivals. The girls wore old fashioned costumes. After the grand march and the Paul Jones the pupils were present ed with Valentines. Mjss Grace Dudley arranged the musioal program. A Valentine party for the beginners was held this after SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Contributions to this department are always welcome. Either - Phone Barnum J287, or mail news to editor. m S3 NO REDUCTION IN MEAT PRICES STATES ARMOUR FRATERNAL NEW FORESTERS OF AMERICA. Court Roma, No. 15, Foresters of America, have invited the noted Jesuit, Rev. J. Semeria to visit this city and receive the fnnds which have been collected here for the Italian orphans. All the local Italo-Ameri-can societies and clubs have been in vited to attend a mass-meeting which will be held tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock, in the Sons' of Italy hall at Noble and East Washington avenue. At this meeting plans will be discuss ed for the reception to be given ta ttle fighting chaplain. Price Not Dependent on Packers But on Those Who Sell Animals. Members of the American Drafts men at the Lake Torpedo Boat Co., held their fourth annual dance last night at the Stratfield hotel. More than 75 couples were present. Lunch was served during intermission. LIBERTY MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN. Plans were made yesterday at a meeting in the office of General Henry A. Bishop for a campaign for $750, 000 for the proposed Liberty Mem orial. The campaign will be started in May. At yesterday's meeting com mittees, including finance, building and sites and other minor committees, were appointed to prepare for the drive. Everything is now about ready to go ahead on the work of raising the money which will be by popular subscription. STEAMER PANAMA .Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Gertrude Len non, former resident of this city, to William C. Canfleld of New York city. The couple were married Jan. 24. Mrs. Canfield obtained a di vorce from H. Eugene McCann about a month ago. The Young People's Chorus of the First Presbyterian church, held a leap year and valentine party in the church parlors Friday evening, when about 70 guests were present. Favors in the form of valentines and menue cards were provided. Arthur Park er, president and Rev. Alexander Ali son, Jr., pastor of the church, gave short talks and the occasion proved to be a very merry one. Miss Alice H. Sherman, 55 Rusling place, will be the hostess at the open meeting of the Mosaic club, at her home, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 17. The members of the Black' Rock Country club are planning a whist t be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Bridge, whist and pinochla may be played and those desiring tr make up tables may do so. Mrs. F. L. Wilder is chairman of the commit tee, assisted by Mrs. W. C. Booth, ALONGSIDE HELPLESS Mrs c- H..Keller, Mrs. Ralph Hun VPTTP TTTnr"T? TVT A T "FIT1 1ST ter- Mrs- R" D- Goddard, Mrs. William JC XVXj IVjll 1 TjO, lVlAJjUrjJN j price, Mrs. Lacey Blackman and Mrs. J. F. Quinn. , take place on Monday evening when Miss Mary Craig, Mrs. George Ells worth and Miss Anna O'Hara will.be the hostesses. The whist will take place in the school. The Walnut orchestra will furnish the music for dancing. The Young Women's Guild of the United church will meet Tuesday af ternoon, Feb. 17, at the home of Mrs. S. M. Garlick, 474 State street at 2:30 o'clock. The card party which was to have, been given by the Rectors guild of Christ church Monday evening in the parish house has been Indefinitely postponed owing to the illness of many of tho members of the guild. Mrs. Arthur Lyman of Clinton ave nue is confined to her home with an attack of the grippe. Mrs. C. I. Crosby of Beechwood avenue has called an important meet ing of the Ways and Means commit tee at her home on Tuesday after noon at 2:30 o'clock when business matters will be transacted. It is earnestly requested that all members be present. New York, Feb. 14. The Panama railroad steamship Panama announced in a wireless message early today that she was alongside the helpless freigh er William Henry WeWb off Tucker's Beach, N. J., and was prepared to take her. in tow when conditions be came favorable. The Panama made no mention of fire reported on board the freighter last night and it was assumed in shipping circles here thai the blaze had ibeen extinguished. The freighter, en route from Phila delphia to New York on her maiden trip, sent out distress calls yesterday announcing that she was helpless be cause of a ibroken engine and fboiler trouble. She is owned toy the United States Shipping Board. SUIT AGAINST BLUE RIBBON. Attorney F. E. Morgan, trustee on the bankrupt estate of Frank Klinard of this city, has started suit' against the Blue Ribbon Garage, Inc., for $1, 000. It is claimed that Klinard owed the Garage corporation money and that it retained an automobile which Klinard placed there for. sale within four months ofthe time he went inta bankruptcy. The car was valued at $650. Mrs. Howard Wheale of Rose street who has been seriously ill at her, home, is reported as improving. The Daughters of Israel will give their annual charity ball and concert at the Casino, State street, Sundaj evening, Feb. 15. Word has been received from Rev. John Talbot Smith of New York state, who was invited to speak at the meeting of the Newman club, stating that he will be una"ble' to at tend until about the middle of Lent It has therefore been decided to postpone Rev. Smith's lecture until after Easter. During Lent mans local speakers will be present at the weekly meetings. paign will continue spiritedly espec ially in Vera ' Cruz where the Felix istas are marauding over an extensive zone; the oil fields of the sane state where Manuel Pelaez has formed a strong center; rnd the centrii por tion of Chihuahua where there re mains various groifps of Villistas." Mrs. Winifred Stenson, who has been spending several months with her daughter, Mrs. John R. Farreli of Worth street, has returned to her home in Chicago. Mrs. Georgia Le Fontaine of 25 Wells street is ill at her home with a severe cold. The Smith College club will meet at the College club rooms, 229 Wash ington avenue on Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Mrs. Walter North and Miss Rachel Axtell will serve tea. It is hoped that every member of the Smith college club will be present The report from the work ers committee for the four million dollar drive will be read. Letters were sent today to every woman in this vicinity who was at any time connected with the Smith college. The letters are an appeal for the members support of the drive. The circulars have the very novel head ing of "Is your name Smith." Announcements was made yester day of the marriage of Miss Cynthia Sherman Coles, daughter of George William Coles of Long Hill, to John Calhoun, of this city, at the "Little Church Around the Corner" in New York city, Jan. 31. By J. Ogden Armour.) There is today a new relation be tween the meat packers and the pub lic now that the packers are no long er to be purveyors of general food lines and are to confine themselves to the slaughtering of live stock and to the manufacturing and distribut ing of meat and by-products and the so-called dairy products. Instantly following the announce ment of the attorney general came queries as to the probable effect up on the price of meat and. other foods. The answer is not an easy one be cause of the importance of factors other than those incident to the pack ing industry. Lowering the price of meat is not so simple a matter that it can be brought about by the .stroke of a pen or through merely increasing the number of firms engaged in the bus iness of slaughtering and distribut ing. The raw material represents about 85 per cent of what the pack ers get for the " finished product The future trend of ratat prices cannot possibly be greatly affected by the change in the manner of conduct ing the packing industry. Inasmuch as some 85 per cent of the wholesale cost of tho finished product is repre sented by the cost of the raw material purchased by the packers, it is evi dent that in this S5 per cent lies the answer as to whether prices will go up or down. The cost of the live meat animal is dependent largely up on the cost of corn and other feeds and labor and such factors as taxes and freight rates. These ractors are not affected by the arrangement brought about by the 'attorney gen eral. If the farmer's cost of produc tion drops through decrease in the price of corn or labor or other things which he must needs have in . order to produce cattle, the price of meat will come down, but if these costs continue to climb as they have in the past several years, there will be no reason to expect cheaper meat. ARAB PATROL DETES. The monthly meeting of Pyramid Arab Patrol last night in Masonic Temple was preceded by a. supper, which was attended by 75 or more members. Judge Frederic A. Bartlett. was toastmaster. INVESTS HELICOPTER. Joseph H. Armstrong, 107 Gilbert street, an employe of the Columbia Graphophone Co., declares he has in vented an airplane which will rise vertically from the ground and de scend in the same way. The Miche lin Bros., noted French tire manu facturers, recently offered a prize of $100,000 to the first person who in vents such a plane. Giib--t will get into communication with this firm at once. , The Criterion club will give aiv in formal dance at the club rooms in the Newfield building, Feb. 27. The committee in charge of the affair includes S. Peterson, W. C. Allen and C. Goodrich. When putting lace on a round centre-piece allow a quarter more lace than the centre-piece measures. Roll lightly (the lace) and dip the upper edge in water and allow to dry in this shape; when thoroughly dry, unroll and you will have a circular lace edg ing all ready to sew on the centre piece. - JOSEPH DOWDAMi LODGE. At the meeting of Joseph Dowdall lodge, No. 40. Knights of Pythias, last night, the members organized the "40 Club" which will provide entertain ments and stimulate the spirit of brotherhood within the organization. THE LIBERO PENSEERO CLUB. The Libero Pensiero club held a banquet last night at which 75 mem bers participated. G. Gasparrino, president of the organization, which is composed exclusively of the lead ing Italian young men of this city, presided. Nicola Di Fabio spoke on1 "Americanization" 'emphasizing the fact that the utmost desire of the lo cal Italians is, that every member of, the community should become a full fledged citizen. The newest vanity 'box has a little hand mirror for a top. It is of satin and holds a little glass dish to contain fboth powder and puff. MiiiiiihiiiiSiiinirri far INS NEARLY DOUBLED ME UP Nothing Helped Me Until I Took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Wyandotte, Mich. "For the last four years I have doctored off and oa without help. I have had pains every month so bad that I would nearly double ud. Some- II times I could not sweep a room with out stopping to rest, and everything I ate upset my stomach. Three years ago I lost a child land suffered so. A badlv that I was out of my head at times. Mv bowels did not move for days and I could not eat without suffering. The doctor could noli help me and one day I told my husband that I could not stand the pain any longer and sent him to the drug-store to get me a bottle of Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound and threw the doctor's medicine away. After taking three bottles of Vegetable Com pound and using two bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash I could do my own housework. If it had not been for your medicine I don't know where I would be todajr and I am never without a bottle of it in the house. You may publish this if you like that it may help some other woman." Mrs. Mary Stendes, 120 Orange St., Wyandotte, Mich. In respect and reverence to their esteemed brother member and past president, John Edward Moran.' whose death took place a short time ago, the Hinkee Dee club postponed, indefinitely, the informal dance which was to have been held 'by the organi zation at Slocum's hall, last evening. The next whist (for the window fund for Sacred Heart church will Miss Sannie Bassett of 170 Salem street will be the guest of her sis ter, Mrs. Leon C. Rice of New Ha ven over the week end. . R. E. McEldowney, assistant to President C. Barnum Seeley of the Bridgeport Trust Co., went to New York today to attend the banquet of New York chapter, American Insti tute of Banking, which takes place tonight at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Mr. McEldowney will be the guest of the Liberty National bank of New York-. WOMEN WANTED. Experienced and-inexperienced foot press op erators wanted." Day work while learning. High piece prices for experienced operators. Easy to learn and steady work guaranteed. THE WAkNER BROS. CO. V Employment Office, Seaside Institute.