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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 ....
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. .'. 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
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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. .
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