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ALMANAO FOB TODAY THE WEATHER Sun rises j . Sun' sets r . . ; . Length of Iay Day's Decrease High water . . . Moon sets .... Low water .... Jj. , .66 ,a,i nv . .'. 7:46 in. . . . 13 h. 45 m. 3 m. Bridgeport and vicinity Partly ckoudy tonight and Firtday. . . . . 4:06 p. . . . 0:44 p. . . . 10:59 p, m. in. m. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY,AUGUST 19, 1920 . PRICE TWO CENTS VOL. 56 NO. 197 EST. 1790 ffaSrtSST ESS? Subscription rates by mail: Bally $5.00 per vear. One month. Daily 60 cents- 119 Fairfield Ava. Bridgeport . - '.S AND EVENING FARMER t; PLANS OF ELECTRIC COMPANY At Full Production It Will Employ 7,500 Hands Not Expected That It Will Reach Its Maximum Production for Eighteen Months Removing the Rem : Machinery. Just as a bis motor on the New Haven road starts a long train of freight cars so slowly at first that their motion is hardly perceptible and ithen gradually and smoothly uncreas ' es the speed until the train i. in full i motion, so In a few weeks the huge t plant of the General Electric Company :will begin production on a very small i scale and keep steadily increasing It until some time in the future, perhaps eighteen months or two years from fiov, the plant will be operating on a ifull capacity basis. When the General Electric Com jpany took over the Remington plant i its thirty-six acres of floor space 'were occupied with the machinery , which had been used by the Rem jington people and was of course use 1 less to the Electric company About 65 per cent of this floor space has I"been vacated and it will all be va-t-cated sometime during . September. (Not only is it necessary to remove ;'tlM machinery but the shafting a3 rwell for the General Electric uses (Individual machine drive altogether Instead of the group drive used by the Remingtons. ; The Bridgeport plant of the Gtn feral Electric company will mannfic ! ture two lines of apparatus, fractional horse-power motors and wiring sup plies. About 70 per cent or the plant will be devoted to the motors and the other 30 per cent to the wiring supplies. The small motors are us ted principally for washing machines, (vacuum cleaners and general utility purposes. A special drive is being tanade on th washing machine motor3 (for which there is a large demand i now. Of the alrge variety of washing a.chlnes on the market, the majority are equipped with General Electric motors. Under the head of wiring supplies are included attach 'ment plugs, snap switches, enclosed fuses and renewable fuses. Produc tion will begin first on the wiring supplies. Of the tools and machines needed -for the wiring supply department 75 rper cent are on order, 45 per cent have been received and of those re Icelved 70 per cent are already in stalled. In the motor division 50 per cent of the needed equipment is on rorder, a third of that on order has ibeen received, and oW that received 1 60 per cent installed. When the plant finally reaches rfull production it will employ some ': 7,500 hands. Of these the wiring Jsupply division will have 2,500 witfc about 65 per cent of them female. fThe other 6,000 will be employed in I the motor division and will be about ( CO per cent female. Nothing but su ipervisory help will be brought here ifrom other plants of the company. Besides the Bridgeport plant now (being equipped the General Electric (company has plants in the following ) -places given in the order of their inize. Schenectady, Lynn, Pittsfield, 'Erie, Fort Wayne, Bloomfield, Roch- i ester and Decatur. The Bridgeport S-works will rank fifth in floor space 'and fourth in number of employees. SPELLACY WILL BE CHAIRMAN Hartford, Conn. Aug. 19 Assist ant United States Attorney General f Thomas J. Spellacy of this city has been selected as temporary chairman ifor the Democratic state convention to be held in New Haven, September 15, 16. Announcement to this effect was made by State Chairman David E. Fitzgerald today. (JITNEY MAN ASKS . $25,000 OF TROLLEY Tlie ConnecticTit company is named a defendant in a $25,000 case, (brought jtty a Jitneur, Joseph Petrosk, of this yolty. which was filed in the Superior Sjcourt today. The plantiff charges (that a trolley driven at an excessive Irate of speed collided witih his jitney ton the morning of April 8, at the (corner of Middle etreet and Fairfield lavenne, and completely demolished (his bus, besides injuring him perma nently. Petrtisk claims that the trolley was .4eing driven at the high rate of ,epeed in th centeir of the city which lis in direct violation of Section 394 f the City Ordinance. The bus was being driven at a slow rate of speed, the claims. JOTTXSOX TO TOUK. Ban Francisco, Aug. 19 Senator Hh-am- W.Johnson will make a speak ing tour through eastern statea in be half of the candidacy of Senator Harding, according to announcement todays at the western headquarters of the Republican National Committee. The committee quoted a letter from Benator Johnson in wntch he said: "My hope, and expectations arto epend October in intensive work In behalf f our candidate in the doubt ful states in the east." Say Walsh Will Beat Mayor Here Anti-Wilson Forces Are Confident That Greenwich - Man Will Win. Hopes of the anti-Wilson forces in Bridgeport, who are said to be back ing James Walsh, or ureenwicn, tor governor, took a big rise last night and some of the workers declared to day that the mayor will receive a hard heating. Wilson men retained their confidence in Yhe mayor's chances for success, tout had little to say today concerning the coming primaries con vention. All of the members of the old Re puiican machine in Bridgeport who nave "kicked over the traces", srj turmag their support to WaJsh, who has been cl t ten by the Tip-state pol iticians as the, man to drive a weise into the lccal organization. With, the Jaridgeport f.titon divided, and a ma jority of the T.-.-mlbers backing Waish, it is apparent that the up-staters may meet with success in at last downing Mayor Wilson. The mayor was not in town today. having left Bridgeport yesterday on a 6hort trip in the state. He is ex pected io return tomorrow morning in time to enter the final round of the fight before the primaries to morrow night. v FEDERAL MEN RAID SALOONS FOR SAMPLES A dozen or more Federal Prohibi tion Enforcement agents working un-v der the direction of Chief Prohibition Enforcement Agent McCarthy, chief of the New England Division with headquarters at Boston visited town this morning and in a series of raids on local saloons confiscated a large quantity of "near beer" and tested it out to see if it was within the law. It was learned that the agents mostly confined their investigations to the near beer" and had been checking up on the breweries. xne agents when seen this noon would not say whether they had made any arrests. Chief McCarthy is expected to arrive in this city late this afternoon when tests of the beer confiscated this morning will have been completed and the violators apprehended. Num erous saloons in the mercantile dis trict - of the city reported visits from the agents this morning. TWO BUSMEN HELD BY POLICE TODAY Two more arrests for violation of the state automobile iaws were made this morning by the Traffic depart ment of the police. Mike Lukaszewski, a Jitney driver of 605 Arctic street was booked at Police headquarters for overloading his bus. Julian Momfort of 62 Colo rado avenue was arrested for driving his car with the muffler open and making unnecessary noises. Both will be arraigned in the City Court tomorrow morning. DRIVE ON PEEK-A-BOO MALE BATHING SUITS Those bathers at Seaside Park of the male species who have sought to out do the women in the- wearing of one piece bathing suits and who have not been living strictly up to the law in regard to bathing attire had better look to their appearance more care fully in the near future if they would escape the wrath of Officer Harold Sherwood, who is the official bathing suit censor at the Seaside Pavillion. Officer Sherwood announced this morning that a vigorous campaign against the "peek-a-boo" artists would start immediately and those who fail to heed his warning will run a foul of the law. The women have been living up to the law in good style of late," said the officer, "but either the men have become jealous of the publicity given the ladies re garding one piece attire or are just plain jealous at any rate war has been declared against the male bathers and if they are wise they will heed the warning." YOUNGER BERGDOLL GETS FOUR YEARS New Tork, Aug. 19. Erwin R. Bergdoll of Philadelphia has been found guilty of desertion from the army by evading the draft and sen tenced to four years hard labor at Fort Leaveneworth, it was announc ed today at Governors Island. Heavy Weather Sends Fleet Xo Shelter Here Eleven Ibarges and two tugs are weatherbound in the local harbor to- day, the waters -of the Sound toeing too rough to afford safe passage for the tows. The tug "James MoWil liams", of the Bhie line arrived here last night with eight barges of coal. Four of these were consigned to Bridgeport concerns and the others are for points East. ji attempt was made to proceed to New Haven this morning, but the going proved . too dangerous, and the tUg put baak to Bridgeport ' after reaching Stratford iight. I On -her way fnw Newport to New BRANDEGEE EXPECT TO (Special to The Times) , New London, Aug. 19 Senator Frank B. Bran degee doesn't expect to be scalped by the women votes. He was asked by a Times reporter over the tele- ' phone today this question: "Senator, do you expect that the women will go -after your scalp?" - ; "Well," said the Senator, "I have no expectation that they will go after my scalp. I rather believe that the woman vote will split up into parties and that the suffrage vote will be lost to spme extent in the identity of the two parties. ' : . "I opposed the amendment because I thought that it was a matter for the states to handle. Now that Ten nessee has acted I am glad that they have won,, the vote. I am glad that the question is out of the way." A POPULAR PRINCE I ' I J.-- -U,J JJJ-J J J J J J .J I J-J Jl .1.1 J IT . mv.-vs.-j.. ,.Wjr-,J. Crown Prince of Rumania, with Honts photographed on board the S. of the vessel in San Francisco.. Poles Pursue The Fleeing Reds 41 Miles Front Warsaw Though Some Fighting Important Consequences Expected x Prom the Flanking Movement Now in Progress. Paris, Aug. 19 Lukow, a city about 41 miles southeast of Warsaw and twelve miles south of Siedlce has been captured by Polish troops in their counter attack against the left wing of the Bolsheviki army, says the Warsaw correspondent of the news paper Excelsior. Hisespatch which was sent on Tuesday" night declares "the Bolshevik right wing also is in a bad situation. The maneuver executed by the Poles in their counter attack was an exceedingly daring one, the corres pondent declares. It consisted in concentrating heavy columns of troops and delivering a surprise at tack agadnst the flank of the main Bolsheviki army. It was completely successful because of the ability of the Polish infantry in marching, and he asserts that "very important con sequences" of the plan are expected. Reds Flee Brest latovsfe. Warsaw, Aug. 18. Russian forces are evacuating Brest Litovsk. the strongly fortified town on the Bug river, 120 miles east of Warsaw, ac cording to advices received here to night. 19 MHjES FROM CITY. London, Aug. 19 Fierce fighting is continuing in the region of War saw and Nove Georgievsk, the for tress about 19 miles northwest of Warsaw at the confluence of the "Vis tula and Bug rivers, according to yes terday's official statement issued by theSoviet government at Moscow. In the Crimean sector engagements are going on with indecisive results, the statement says REDS FLEEING. Warsaw, Aug. 17 Soviet forces are fleeing in disorderly panic along the front between the Vistula and the Bug rivers where the Poles are ad Continued on Page Six.., Tork, the United Inland Waterways omspany's .boat Monroe", entered the local harbor last night with six barges. The "Monroe" made a rough passage down the , Sound yesterday and did not venture out on her trip today. The boat was assisted into Bridgeport waters by United States Transport Tug No. 6. - The schooner "Centennial" out of St. John's, docked here last night with 200,000 feet of lumber for ihe Burritt Lumber company. The ma terial is now being unloaded. This vessel also reported a strenuous trip through Long Island sound. DOES NOT BE SCALPED Miss Beula Rhoades and Miss Jessie S. Korea Mara Just after the arrival ' (C I7&TJ) Is Near City TROLLEYS FAR1NTH LEADAGA Post Office Employes Favor the Double Service With Trolleys Above the Jitneys. The trolleys took another big jump today in the Times Vote bringing the total in the ballots sent into the office up i-o 451 for the trolleys against 317 for the jitneys. Post office employes, main office, voted The Times Trolley Jitney con test yesterday as follows: Trolleys IS. jitneys 14, double service 19. This brings the total of all votes cast to 469 for trolleys and 331 for jitneys. One outstanding feature is the re turns from the trolley-jitney votes today was the scarcity of jitney sup porters. Some of the remarks of the latter1 adherents were: "Give us the jitneys. Did you ever see the trolleys on time? What about the strap hangers." "Jitneys by all means be.cause of the better service and because of courtesy to the people." "The only ones who prefer trolleys are the $15.00 per week clerks, that wear Prince Albert suits. Takes the crease out of their trousers if they ride in the buses. Trolley supporters state: , "I am tired and just cannot think of anything awful enough to ' say about the jitneys." "Trollevs more healthy. Don't have to wait for trolleys long." value my life." "I was going to invest in a home but I will not invest a cent unless the trolleys are put on again." "Please give us the trolleys and wipe out the dirty filthy jitneys." - "Safety first .and comfort second." "Safer, cleaner and surer." "Trolleys best for all-built up small towns with nice class of people jits cannot do it. "Jitneys are irresponsible." "Put the jitneys off the streets and cut the nonsense." s "Put back the trolleys and give us some good service." "Every one is tired of the jitneys." "Put back the trolleys for the sake of common decency." "The jitneys are too dirty and give no service." "It costs more to ride on a jitney than it did on a trolley." CASE NOLLED. -Edward Strickland of Walnut beach who was arrested yesterday for oper ating a motor vehicle, wjthout an op erator's license, . had the case nolled against him by Judge Wilder in the City Court this morninjs., s Bridgeport Registrars Probably the First in the Country to Re ceive; Applications for The Franchise Re quests Made This Morning 23,000 Wo men Are Eligible Here. Two women filed applications to be made voters this morning in the. office of the registrars of voters in the City hall. The first Bridgeport woman to present an application. , now that Tennessee has ratified the suffrage amendment, was Mrs. Edith M. F. O'Hara, an employe of the Contrast and Supply office in the City hall. Miss Florence Clancy, of 205 Bast Main street, was . the second appli cant. More applications are expected during the day. Selectmen and the Town clerk are preparing for the rush of new appli cants which is expected to start to day, and according to statements made this morning are well able, to handle the situation. At the present time there are approximately 23,000 male voters in Bridgeport, and it is believed that the same number of women will be made eligible through the advent of national suffrage. It is not expected, however, that more than 10,000 applications will be made by Bridgeport women this fall. All applications are to be made at the registrars' office in the City hall and may be entered any time from the present date until October 4 at five o'clock in the afternoon. New women voters will be made between October 8'. and 15 the same as the men. William F. Lounsbury and Thomas F. White, registrars of voters will administer the oath to the new voters. , In discussing the suffrage success this .morning, City Clerk J. Alex H. Robinson, former chairman of the Republican Town committee said: "I am very much pleased that Ten nessee has ratified the suffrage amendment. I have always been in favor of woman suffrage, and my only regret is, that Connecticut was not the state to put it across." FOUR VICTIMS DIE. Muskegon, Mich., Aug. 19 Four more men injured yesterday in an ex plosion in the rubber department of the Brunswick Balke Collender Co plant died today bringing the number of dead to seven. Women and men prominent m tne. national, state and city affairs have expressed their gratification at the action of the Tennessee assembly in ratifying the suffrage amendment. In the following list will be found the opinions of most of the leaders: DEMOCRATS FAITHFUL SAYS FITZGERALD (Special to The Times.) , New Haven. Aug. 19.- When asked for a statementon the ratification of the Suffrage Amendment Mayor David E. Fitzgerald of New Haven said: "What can I say except that it is what Connecticut Democracy has been j working for for the past ten years? We have been back of this matter for the past ten years and in all sin cerity. Our efforts have not been merely surface ones like those of the Republicans who have been' favoring suffrage for the past year merely as a matter of political expediency. "If tb.e inner workings of the Re publican leaders' !ans could be brought to light it' woald. have been found that their attitude, some for and some against, was merely to keep the people guessing. -, "The Democrats have and do be lieve that women are entitled to par ticipation in affairs of state and the making of the iaws from a political standpoint. .Women are just as in telligent, just as broad in their con ception of public matters, -have as great a vision of affairs as men. -"It is a matter of justice and of paying to woman the tribute due her. L Connecticut Democracy ! has always favored suffrage and for the, past five '.years have- included a rlank in its TWO . ASK TO VOTE V Vm AWP FOE SUFFRAGE New Elccti CLAIMS $2,500 LOSS BY POLES AND WIRES Claiming that the -Connecticut Light & Power Co., of Waterbury, erected poles and electric wires on her property without permission, and contrary to her will, Harriet G. StevT ens, of Orange, is bringing suit for $2,500 damages,- in the Superior Court. The property was located in Newtown, and was part of the estate of the late Zi'lphia Bradley, of New town. The poles were erected on May 15, of this year. IRIDGEPORT GIRL AMAZES CRACK SHOTS AT PERRY Camp Perry, O., Ang. 19. The marksmanship of Miss Marjorie Kin der, 15 years old of Bridgeport, Conn., attracted attention at the national rifle matches today. In the fifty yards event at small 'bore ranges she was tied for second place with two men, having made 92 out of a possi ble 100. On the 200 yards offhand. event she scored 81 out of a possible 100. At prone she scored 47 out of a possible 50. In the junior event she was fourth with 97. Marjorie Kinder is the daughter of "Bote" Kinder, who conducts the shooting gallery on John street. Miss Kinder recently won the woman's rifle .championship of the United States and it was no surprise to her friends today that she has attracted attention in the national rifle matches at Camp. Perry. Miss Kinder is a student ,-sft the Bridgeport High school and her shooting has attraoted attend tipn in every match in which she has taken part. TWO AUTO MEN FINED FOR SPEEDING Mike Nenas of Shelton, who was arrested yesterday afternoon on Con necticut avenue and charged with speeding, was fined $15 and costs in the City Court this morning when ar raigned before Judge WiMer. Traffic Officer William Buckley, who made the arrest, testified in court this morning thalt Nenas was driving his car at a speed of 34 miles an hour. Nenas told the judge he was speeding along to get to Shelton before the rain as he had a couple of valuable dogs in the rear of his car that he did not want to get wet. When ar retted Nenas did not have any oper ator's license. Andrew Kauth of 960 Connecticut avenue, who was arrested on Tuesday also on a charge of speeding, was fined $15 and costs in the court this morning. He was said to be going at 34 miles an hour when arrested. - platform to that effect. The Repub- nave ineieij irea-ieu Hie mauerj from the viewpoint of political ex pediency and only because they knew it was surely coming." WOMEN NOT MEN DESERVE CREDIT Lynn W. Wilson said this morning in reference to the action by Tennes see: "Woman suffrage being accom plished, it remains to get from this revolutionary reform the early and the late fruits which it will produce. The nation, which has been govern ed by half the national mind, con sents to be governed by the whole. we have been, if not precisely half witted, something approximating that state, and-., being now whole witted, will do better. "It is regrettable that Connecticut could not complete by its act the chivalrous ratification of the Susan B. Anthony amendment, but no ap plause is to be withheld from Ten nessee, which is advantaged in dig nity and gloryr because the political leadership of Connecticut is of the blind leading the blind. "I am proud because I was not late in espousal of this cause, which I have supported politically and in the news papers I edited, during many years. I know'how little the movement owes to men, except that they have yielded a tardy wisdom and a slow justice. The movement has been led by women, who are the equal of any leadership whatever.." ' Miss Grace Murray, acting execu tive secretary at Hartford and organ Continued on Page Six. . OREPIJBUCANS OF STATE MUST BEAR THE BLAME" on Laws He and His Advisers Are Now Looking Over the Present Statutes to Ascertain If They Offer Means For Making the Many Thousands of "Voters Who Will Come to the Polls Under the Wo- man Suffrage Amend ment. " (Special to The Timea.) Hartford, Aug. 19 The legislaturft of the state of Connecticut may be called in session if Gov. Holoomb and his advisers believe, after a review of the present election laws that they ' are inadequate to give the ' election machinery necessary to meet the sit uation caused by the franchisement of over 300,000 women in this "state. That is the statement as given' by Executive Secretary Buckley this morning. He saM that nothing would be done in the matter of call ing a special session of the legisla ture until after the official proclam ation by Secretary of : State Colby that suffrage had been ratified.' That would be in about two weeks after the Tennessee resolution has been approved ; by the governor of thai state. When suffrage has. been proclaimed and, if it is found that the state law does not provide sufficient means for making the greata crowds of vbtera the legislature will be called in speciaf session. . . Hartfof8. Aus'19 "The outstand ing thought in women's minds today is thankfulness and relief," said Miss Kathertne Ludington, president of the C. W. S. A., after receiving news of Tennessee's ratification of the Federal Suffrage Amendment. We shall im mediately turn our attention Ito pro viding schools for the new women voters and making plans for the for mation of a League of Women Voters. "As to which of the major parties did the most toward our enfranchise ment I suppose there will always be a controversy which can only be settled by an accurate study of their records over a great many years. "One thing is clear that -. at the last both parties contributed to put ting ratification through in Tennes see, and thus finally met the acid test of sincerity which suffragists have been holding before them. - "For a long time it looked as if neither party wanted us - voting -in November. This deadlock was "brok en at last. When we learn which side broke it, we shall know which party actually took the decisive step in ouf enfranchisement. "As to Connecticut The leaders ot the Connecticut Republican party have remained obstinately and un compromisingly opposed. "It is due to them that we Con necticut women must always remem ber that we owe our enfranchisement to Southern men that we have come into the electorate vv a .Ka.i .An. j with no act of welcome or honor on tne part of the men of Our own state. When our legislature meet3 to com plete the details of our admission, they will undoubtedly ratify but this will be a graceless act with none of the significance which -it would have had if Connecticut had been the 3 6th state. And the members of the legislature will remember that, they owe this unjust position ' ift which they find themselves to the leaders whom they have repeatedly put back in power. The Republican party of " Connecticut must bear this responsi bility. Their opportunity has passed and the story is ended." THE WEATHER New Haven, Aug. ' 19 Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. , For Connecticut: Partly cloudy to night and Friday; moderate tempera ture; fresh northeast winds. , Wealther conditions: ; The area of high pressure which was. -central pver Ontario yesterday morning has moved slowly eastward during the last 2 4 hours and is now central over thf St. Lawrence valley. The pressure is above normal in all districts east of the Mississippi river. "Considera ble cloudy weather prevails along ths Atlantic coast but the weather is geii--erally pleasant in the interior." Local showers have occurred during the last 24 hours from Virginia northeastward to Vermont. Showers were'also re-" ported ; from the gulf coast and the upper Mississippi valley. The tem perature is rising slowly: in the west ern and central .districts, ' bui. cniities low over the eastern "portioii""of the lake region and New England. '- Conditions favor for this vicinity party cloudy weather with, slowly rising temperature. . 1 ".-'