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THE TIME&: THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1920
TWO COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT TROLLEYS BE BROUGHT BACK LANDS Bridgeport, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 26, 1920." Forecast: Thursday, fair; no ma terial cbanee In temperature Entrances in Main Street. Fair field Avenue, and Cannon Street I. ow ;' In a lengthy and exhaustive pre I, llmlnary report of the Traffic Com- rantru., company thought it advisa ble, or under law was able, to dis- i; 1n , Wa a,el,v5,reQ " continue its passenger service on ') Mayor Wilson yesterday" afternoon. . , Fthe commission criticise. present. U9tt ? a"? .tha' af S j management and offers a solution of nm?Ua" mdW I the traffic problems of thee ity which f m?t the situation. j1! I will require' action by both the Board . however. with a 'condition and ..of Aldermen and the legislature to " Vis tT'be expected that the rail mane it enective. way will voluntarily, or by necessity, In the meantime routes for the Jit- resume operation, upon further de !; neys which will keep them off the , man(j by the tity Such regulations ' streets on which the travel is heavy Dy the city as it deems for public Is furnished ana it aopptea Dy me : aldermen will do much toward induc ;' ing the Connecticut Company1 to re 1 sums service in Bridgeport. , ' ' The rive Cent Fare. The right fare basis depends upon the passengers carried. If an aver- '! age of 150,000 single passenger fares i daily within the district were collect- is ed, a live cent unit fare is sufficient. If but 125,000 fares daily, a six cent fare Is necessary. If 100,000 fares dally a seven cent fare Is required. In the years 1918 and 1919, according to the best figures available thus far. within f city limits, the passenger '.' ftres collected ware less than an av i erage of 60,000 dally, and estimating those In the district territory beyond ;' city limits, a total average of about " 76.000- daily. There are possible combinations of fare with transfer charges and other ! combinations, but the correct combi V nation to enact Is the one that will s. yield the greatest number of passen gers per car mile possible, within the economic fare range. These details require several weeks of additional study before conclusive recommendations can be made. We ' c.nnot treat the problem as one merely of raising sufficient returns to ': keep the lines solvent and pay Interest upon investments, because a combi I nation of high fares and small travel . which might do this, will not furnish the city with a proper service. The real problem is to find that ad. Justment which will, while paying for ' operation, at .the same time induce th tars-PKt nossible travel, and to provide a method for current fixing of fares in proper relation to the volume " of traffic, so that. the community de velopments may keep Its pace for ward. Company Shonld Change Methods. There are certain important &nda mental features concerning which the following comments and recommen dations, are made: As previously mentioned the opera ' tlon" of a railway In this district, by officers from without, not in complete and Intimate sympathy with the com munity, has depreciating effect upon public co-operation. It is not desira ble .-to," break up the relationship of the district to the rest of the state. More- economical and efficient service can be rendered by combination in one general system. However, the Connecticut Company should make radical changes In its method of con trol and administration. The Bridge port district, as denned herein, should ' be made en independent unit. The accounting- system should be rear ranged. -and all of Its affairs and op-.-atinn- recorded separately from those of the rest of the lines exactly t-n same as if this district -were ; comnletely separate system. The cost of doing this will be much less, - .v. iianHilrii as a unit of the large system, than by actual separa inn from the combination. The Connecticut company should anpoint an executive and managing officer, carrying- a title equivalent to that of "Vice President and General -Manajm-" to have headquarters in Bridgeport, and mpon whom full re rnnnniiMltrv should' rest for all the arc iftiAM of the district. He should be elected with regard for his executive ability and experience In successfudVy handling .similar . large affairs, and Identify himself with the city as one tm ritiuna interested in its growth. TVhiie now possessing excellent and sufficient number of cars, at the ear- i'.t n.Bble date the number of mem em safety cars should be increased m th nresent numtoer of 46, to the number required for the full service on lines where this type of car has fceen found desirable, approximately a ama-.h cars belnr required. Is believed that this addition can be .ur.rr until 1931. at which time the -Bridtreriort interests might wn' underwrite a trust fund for the purpose. Further large outlays ap pear unnecessary for several years. At the coming session, of the legisla ture the city should use its Influence to secure passage of an act. if neces sary, providing the Connecticut com pany with authority for. operation of rubber tired motor 'buses in service complementary to its rail service. Such power should be made subject to full municipal control f to stand ards of vehicles, service and fares, and similar control in every phase should aleo be made effective con ' cernlngKall public motor busses fol lowing specific routes. The authority of the city, to con . trol fares should require approval of tariffs, calculated to yield net in come of not less than s'x per cent, and not more than eight per cent, on iritimitt valuation. TTjinh Individual or corporation . Hnc- nubile motor busses specific routes in the city, tv to the city annually an tax of 4 1 - 2 Per cent- of tne rross -...... This shoud be any aueh tax by the state, and if .,!- authority does not now ex- 4- it should be obtained by legisla- tl0For the proper enforcement of resr . a recommended, each indi vidual or corporation operating public motor vehicles witnin me city h.iuu.u be required to file with the city both monthly and annually, sworn state ments, on forms to be furnished by the city, showing number and de scription of vehicles operated, invest ed capital," depreciation. expense-. gross and net earnings ana nu-n mn er relavant imormainjn good, should, therefore, be made im mediately, without any thought of re talliation, and without any prejudice toward either the railway, or the bus competition, which was a claimed fac tor in causing the suspension. Should the railway company fail, now, upon further demand to imme diately restore its service under the system of fares legally provided, it seems proper that the city should in itiate such action as may under the law be done, for requiring such restor ation, or sacrifice of franchises and choul. therefore proceed to lend its aid and encouragement to the organ ization of a modern standard bus company, to be enfranchised for term J of years under suitable municipal con trol, or, municipal ownership and operation, as may be deemed expe dient. , It Is believed that the failure t? the present system of bus service to fully meet the requirements, is due to the fact that operation is volun tary by individuals, and lacks the pos sibility of control that may be exer cised over an enfranchised body. It ia furthar the opinion of the commission, that a properly organiz ed bus corporation, surrounded by control, can meet with entire satisfac tion, all the transportation require ments of the district. It is the view of the commission, that prior to the suspension of car service, there were unfair elements in the competition of the two services, resulting in some degree, In inability of the railway to successfully operate its franchise, and , also resulting in congestion of the main thoroughfares and some Interference with a free choice of vehicles by the riding pub lic, i At the same time it seems proper to say 'that to take action that would virtually suppress responsible motor bus service in the city would ham per the line of progress toward bet ter things In future transportation. It is also recommended that on all streets, where motor bus service is permitted and where railway service John St. to Water St. Water St to Stratford Ave. Stratford Ave. to Connecticut Ave. Connecticut Ave. to City Line and reverse direction. " Route- 2 45 buses. Terminal I West End, Bostwick Ave. Bostwick Ave. to State St. State St. to Park Ave. Park Ave. to John St. John St. to Middle St. ' Middle St. to Congress St. Congress St. to William St. William St. to Arctic St. Arctic St. to Seaview Ave. Seaview Ave to Barnum Ave. Barnum Ave. to City Line ai o verse' direction. Route 3 -r- 20 buses. Terminal Seaside Park: Broad St. to Bank St. Bank St. to Middle St. Middle St. to Housatonic Ave. Housatr-nlc Ave. to Meadow St. Meadow St to No. Main St. No. Main St. to Bethany Chapel and reverse direction. I aj T f A 5K httOoQ TPTTTlllial I '! Seaside Park: ' Iranistan Ave to Fairfield Ave. Fairfield Ave. to Park Ave. John St. to Water St. Water St. to Stratford Ae. ' V Stratford Ave. to Kossuth St. Kossuth St. to Ogden St. Pembroke St. to Boston Ave. Koston Ave. to Central Ave. and reverse direction.. Route 5 8 buses.' Terminal Plaza: Middle St. to Housatonic Ave Housatonic Ave. to E. Washington Ave. E. Washington Ave. to Main St. Main St. to Madison Ave. Madison Ave. to Wayne Ave. Wayne St. to Savoy St. and reverse direction. Also upon such other streets where no railway service is operated and -to This store open until 5 daily except Saturdays when the closing hour is- 6. New dresses for Fall wear. The newness the pleasing and blend i n gs of design contrasts Preserving needs. This is preserving time and the thriftv housewife has found a way to beat the hieh cost of livine bv doins: of trim- ner canning via the cold pack method. rmngs and embelisnments YtJ ar suug a. complete assortment, oi me neeu- make these new . models AU1B au vexi XIloueKt pricings. worthy of your close at tention but tne pricings will interest you more the values are noteworthy. A beautiful all wool tri ' cotine model is made with heavy black satin under skirt with navy tricotine tunic to match upper por tion of dress, the bottom of tunic panels are set with heavy embroidered cut out medalions and a motif medalion to match surmounts each sleeve the waist is made with three quarter sleeves a ia to i , . , - i u j j -i :n i j extent of the number of buses as shall oco "col ciuuiumcicu UiCjJC U.B over S1XK. priCtJU. doz, Atlas 13 Z Seal glass jars pints 85c doz; quarts 95a Mason screw top jars pints or quarts 80c doz. , Jelly glasses 60c doz. Boyd Mason jar caps 35c doz. Fruit jar rings 10 and 15c doz. J ar lifters 13c. Jar openers 25c 6 hole jar racks 65c, 4 hole jar racks 65c. Fries canner holds 7 jars fits over one burner special $4.50. Family scales 24 lb. $3. White enamel preserving kettles $1.75 to $3. Aluminum preserving kettles $2.95 to $5.50. Enamel and aluminum colanders $1.35 to $2.85. Wire strainers 15 to 45c. Fourth floor, rear. at only $42.50. Two pretty models with a striking design in irrede- seem wise from time to time. This program would eliminate the motor buses from Main street south of fvetwhe1 pTI' r Park av- scente, each different and both equally attractive made of enue, and on States treet between excellent qUaUty triCOtine SeU IOr OI1IV Jit.OU. . water street aim r rt-i v ayeuuc, I m ... . . -, i . . - . Nobie XTicoxine oress wim uanei neunn enect aeeiaeaiv new each panel edged with wide silk braid while the on that refrigerator you intended to buybuy it now. : duvtvn embroidered .ueonara uieanable (seamless porcelain) several sizes three and four door and side icers, Regular $54. $62.50 $75 portions of Stratford avenue, avenue and Barnum avenue. on should excess as call?d for also operated, the Traffic Division of the Police Department shall place prominent view upon the streets. and enforce the observance of, under its authority now believed to be pos sessed, signs indicating particular locations where railway cars and mo tor buses may stop to receive and dis charge passengers. It is recom mended that these signs read, respec tively, "Trolley Stop" and "'Bus Stop," and that in no case shall "Trolley Stop" sign and a "Bus Stop" sign be located nearer than 150 feet apart A rule should be enforced requir ing uses to drive to curb for load ing and unloading passengers., and forbidding any bus to pass another while both are moving. These regulations will permit a sep aration of the traffic upon streets where both kinds of service are per mitted, avoid unfair competition be tween railway oars and buses through both stopping at the same time at same locations, and will fur nish to the riders a free choice of walking to either the "Trolley Stop" or "Bus Stop according to their re spective desires. And who is there who may pre sume to say to the orderly rider up on out city streets that he is not en titled to a free selection of public vehicles and that in the competition of genius in transportation, a free way shall not be made for the "Struggle of all and the survival of the fittest' It is recommended that inspectors should be provided under auspices of an authorized city department to in spect and to some extent cover sched ules, starting from terminal points, headways, safety of operations and sanitation, . as well as honesty and courtesy of drivers. Upon complaint of inspectors power should rest with the department to obtain suspension from the streets of busses and driv ers proven objectionable to public in terest. Funds for this prurrpose should be derived from the proposed excise tax upon the gross revenues of the public busses, and the balance of such revenues should be applied toward the maintenance of the city streets. The city should eventually obtain the full right of municipal franchise of all transportation service within its own borders. Such rights should provide fcr more workable methods of dealing with corporations, com panies or individuals with reference to fares and continuity and quality of service, so that privileges of oper ation should carry with it obligation of efficient co-operative management. On the other hand the city should itself have its obligations, having once granted franchise to keep con stantly informed concerning its suc cesses and failures, and see that con ditions are met as they arise and that service is not allowed to deteriate for want of sufficient flexible working rules and cooperation. Recommends Commission To this end it is recommended that a local permanent transportation commission for the city be appointed and legislative action be sought at the coming session under which such commission shall be recognized as a medium and clearing house for in tercourse, reports and regulation be tween the railway, or bus operators, and city. Thus, a permanent body of men will be provided through me dium of which fare adjustments and service matters may be handled with better degree of Drenaredness. nro- The open-air meeting in the public square or the city park is deserving of a general revival, as one of the good influences which will help to interest xne puuuu in dhuuiuu , , i j T 5 l a. -i i i civic matters, and to counteract the three rows of silk braid gathered in waist at back and but- disturbing forces these days, and jaunted with wide sash of material of dress, breed disorder. Elmira Star-G-a- Anotner tncotine model nas rows ot silk braid on Refrigerators special prices. Here is news that will save you quite a few dollars vest set in in pleasing contrast is of duvtyn m bronze and blue.. A fine serge dress with deep overskirt trimmed with $55. $87.50 $60. Lmnriant Hair Promoted By Cuticura CuUcura kills dandruff, stops itctuns. the caus of dry, thin and falling hair. Treatment: Gently rob Cnticnra Oint ment with the end of the finger, on spots of dandruff and itching. Follow next rooming with a hot shampoo of Cnticnra Soap. Repeat in two weeks. Nothing better than these fragrant, super-creamy emollients for all skin and scalp troubles. Sample Eaeb ?m Mail. AddnsK "OBtten' wbm. So&pl&c Ointment 25 and 60c TaJemn 26c SSECaticrarm Soap ahmvs witliowt mac. PUTNAM Upright - Player Factory to Home Prices ON EASY TERMS WISSNER'S 923 Main St. Bar. 3500 front and on side slash pockets and quite a few buttons to garnish it. The above models are only $220. Imagine a firm mannish serge naw blue made witn over skirt accordion pleated at the side, edged panel effect front and back with the new worsted and chenile braid trimming a set in at V neck to match this is only one of the many at this price $20. A trocatine, good quality, neat, rather plain model exceut for a few rows of silk braid neatly and tastefully applied just a splendid business dress and just think a good tricotine for only $15. Blue serge dresses one a sur- ' plus style waist-sash effect in back bottom of waist and tops of pock ets on skirt part of dress is trim med with bronze braid embroider ed on. Another style has peplin effect with ribbon embroidery in conven- . tional design materials are ex ceptional for only . . . . $12.95. Second floor, rear. now $J. $45. ice capacity 50 to 100 pounds. Mace refrigerators, three types. Three door side icers. Regular , $54. now $45. Two door apartment. Regular now White enamelled refrigerators regular $27 now Ice cream freezers. 3 quart White Mountain, regular $5.75 now 4 quart White Mountain, regular $6.75 now 6 quart White Mountain, regular $8.75 now 8 quart White Mountain, regular $11 now Fourth floor, rear. $100 $ 75 $56. $47. $620 $45. top icer 60 $58, $54e $48. $37.50 pounds, $21 $4.50 $5.50 $6.50 $8.25 An event in silver New Scarf creations. and failure to submit such reports toctino; both public and the compa- within time limits oewsmiLoa or sub mission of such statements known to be fatoe or inaccurate, should be an offense against the commonwealth and subject to a just, prescribed pun ishment, including? suspension or withdrawal of any franchise or li cense privilege within the state. - The present form of so-called "Jitney" or motor bue transportation in Bridgeport is now Inadequate to properly care for the city's transpor tation need and numbers of our citi zen are suffering" much- Inconveni ence and financial loss resulting from the l&c-t. Zt 1 deplored that the flies in all situations that arise. inespectfully submitted. P. TV LITCHFIELD, R. A. BROWS, S. H. BULLARD, - GEORGE W. BEVAXS. JR. It is respectfully recommended that there be put into legal effect, a regulation by which motor buses shall De permitted to operate In the city only In the number and upon routes and streets Indicated In the accom panying map, and as listed below: Route 1 45 buses. Terminal Ash Creek. - Fairfield Ave. to Park An.- ' "" FRIDAY and SATURDAY SPECIALS Patterson Upright . . $125.00 Mathusek Upright . . $150.00 Kellar Upright .$160.00 M. STEINERT & SONS CO. 915 Main St., Bridgeport, Ct. L 26 a If GLADIOLUS AND J 1 1 SNAP - DRAGON i There are scarfs with belt style and pockets wide scarfs many colors and color combinations to select from oxford pearl 'and navy navy and white white and rea black and neacock buff and brown black and white worth up to $12.50 special $6.50 Wide angora scarfs, plain colors, seal and fancy stripes, buff and Chinese green buff and Chinese red ' $12.50 Wide angora scarfs buff and black oxford and black buff and brown $15.50. Second floor, rear. Sample - - at tmger rings. A manufacturers sample line of gold filled rings a remarkable collection and quite a quantity to dispose of there are dinner rings, rings with large showy stones and rings with dainty settings, band rings with stones set all around there's a ring for every taste and for every oc casion, very few duplicate- designs values up to $1.50. You may choose now at 59 C Main floor, left front. This is really something more than an event it is an opportunity a chance to buy pretty articles for your own use or to lay away as gifts for some anticipated oc casion. Every piece has pearl handles sterling silver fer rules and silver plated blades the handles are slightly imperfect-- so small are the hurts that they, are hard to find but for this the price would be much more than 79c In the assortment are berry spoons sugar spoons, cake servers, pie servers, pie knives, cold meat forks, salad forks, pickle forks, individual salad forks, cheese servers, butter knives, cream ladles, bread knives, table forks, table knives and orange knives. Remember the quantity is limited and the value 13 big at ' . - 79c Main floor, left front. Exit of Summer needs. Hereis how we help them make a graceful exit that will bring both pleasure and profit ,to you. Screen doors almost all sizes in three grades regular $2.65 $2.95 $3.90, some slightly damaged your choice, $2 i j i .j. uraraeii tooits at a. ottv-ixig. Rakes, hoes, weeders, turf edgers. Regular 50 to 65c, small sizes 40c. . Rakes, hoes, hoe weeders, medium size, regular 65 to 85c 50c. i Rakes and weeders, large size regular $1 now 70c ', Rakes, spades and turf edgers, large sizes $1.15. to $1.35. now 90c Spading forks 'and weeders regular $1.50 now $1. Garden sets three pieces regular $2 now $1.35. Lawn mowers all sizes plain and ball bearing. Regular $8.50 to $9.50 now $ 6.50 Regular $18 to $21.50 now $13 Guaranteed garden hose 25 ft. regular $6.25 now $4 "50 ft. regular $12.50 now ) $8 TTrico tp,p1s -rftpnilar $2.75 to $7.50 now $1.95 to $F Fourth floor, rear. THE HOWLAND DRY GOODS CO.