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THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES
And Evening Farmer.
(FOUNDED 17'JO) ;
Published at 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.
Business Office Phone: Barnum 120S. Kens Dept.: Barnum 1237
Foreign Representatives: Bryant, Griffith & Bronson. New York, Bos
ton and Chicago.
The Associated Press is exclusively
of all news despatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in thi3 paper
and also the local news published herein.
WASTING OIL
rpHE MEXICAN Review is an. interesting periodical which
I is devoted, as its name suggests, to the affairs of Mexico.
One page is printed in English and the same matter on another
page, in Spanish. One of the English pages says that the petro
leum production for November shows a decrease of nearly 900,
1D00 barrels as compared with the previous month and over
1,000,000 barrels as compared with September 4 This decrease,
It is said, is due entirely to the lack of transportation facilities
by sea, "as the production of the wells is ample to supply a
vevy much larger quantity." The same authority charges that
ihe oil companies waste $50,000,000 worth of gas yearly. When
he Mexican department of industry was aware for the first
time of these fabulous riches going to waste, a contribution of
10 per cent of their commercial value was placed on the prod
ucts wasted in this manner, but "to date this contribution decreed
hy Garranza under date of April 15, 1917, has not been made
effective, and the nation is losing not less than 5,000.000 millions
pof dollars yearly."' Under this
e that Mexico has something
interference of other countries
of her natural resources.
A RAPID
ALMOST LIKE a tale ol magic is the story oi the develop
ment of the automobile and a striking witness to its
Value and utility. Figures just compiled by the American Auto
mobile association indicate that
jrtJnited States last year more than nine million passenger and
Commercial motor vehicles. Of this number something over
Sight million were for passenger use and the balance were com
inercially employed. Nor does this represent the total of means
of travel by gas for there were registered during the same
period almost three hundred thousand motorcycles.
The great difference between the number of cars used for
business and those engaged in passenger and pleasure service
shows how much more rapidly the demand for cars for the
latter purpose developed. Of course though the passenger
oars had the start for they were comparatively plenty before
the auto truck and delivery wagon became practical. Now
however, the commercial cars bid fair to overtake the pleasure
cars so far as the number in use
In 1899, only twenty-two
autos manufactured in the whole country was only thirty-seven
hundred. In five years this had jumped up-to twentv-one
thousand and now the record of
Sto about one for everv eleven
Registration in any one year occurred last year when the total
shot forward over two million.
ble considering the adverse business conditions which held last
year.
The money taken in for registration fees has become an
important item. Last year it totaled over ninety-nine million
dollars, increasing over fifty per cent, the previous year and
equaling more than one-fifth of the total expenditure for all
roads and bridges in the United States.
New York led last year, as it has for several, in the number
of cars owned in the State with something over six hundred
thousand machines. Connecticut has the modest number of
ninety-five thousand.
The automobile is already responsible for many changes.
If this rapid development and constant discovery of new uses
,lor it goes on for a few years more at the pace now being kept
lip still greater and more radical
AMERICA MU
NATION OF HOMES,
SAYS PRES. HAR
(Continued from Page One.)
Responsibility except as our own con
tocience and judgment in each instance
may determine.
"Our eyes never will he blind to a
iieveloping menace, our ears never
deaf to the call of civilization. We
(recognize the new order in the world,
ith the closer contacts which pro-
K gress lias wrought. We sense the call
Of the human heart lor ienowj?nip.
fraternity and co-operation. We crave ;
Itriendship and harbor no hate. But I
America, our America, the America i
jbuilded on the foundation laid by the
inspired fathers, can be a party to no
pearanent military alliance. It can j
infer into no political commitments,
or aSstvme any economic obligations i
5r subject our decisions to any other
jthan our own authority,
f "I am sure our own people will not
Inisunderstand nor the world will
Iriisconstrue. We have no thought
O impede the paths to closer rela
tionship. Wo wish to promote under
standing. We want to do our part
Jn making offensive warfare so hate
ful that governments and peoples who
resort to it must prove the righteous
ness of their cause or stand as out
laws before the bar of civilization.
Association for Counsel.
"We are ready to associate our
selves with the nations of the world,
great and small, for conference, for
Counsel, to seek the expressed views
of world opinions; to recommend a
My to approximate disarmament
and relieve the crushing burdens of
military and naval establishments.
SWTe elect to participate in suggesting
plans for mediation, conciliation and
(arbitration, and would gladly join in
Ebat expressed conscience of progress
ttftrblch seeks to clarify and write the
Bs of international relationship and
establish a world court tor the dis
position of such justiciable Questions
Mb nations are agreed to submit there
in expressing aspirations, in
eking practical plans, in translat-
humamty s new concept of right
eousness, justice and its hatred of
War into recommended action we are
ready most heartily to unite, but ev
ery commitment must be made in
the exercise of our national sover
eignty. Since freedom impelled, and mde-
ndence inspired and nationality ex-
ted, a world super-government is
Contrary to everything we cherish and
can have no sanction by our republic.
This is not eelflshness. It is sanctity.
entitled to the use for republication
RESOURCES.
statomnt of conditions it may
to complain of in the matter of
with her laws for the protection
GROWTH.
there were registered in the
eoes. .
years ago, the total number of
those in use last year is equal
persons. The greatest train in
This was the more remarka
changes will doubtless follow.
It is not aloofness, it is security. It is
not suspicion of others, it is patriotic
adherence to the things which made
us what -we are.
"Today, better than ever before, we
know the aspirations of humankind
and share, them. We have come to a
new realization of our place in the
world and a new appraisal of our na
tion by the world. The unselfishness
of these United States is a thing
proven, our devotion to peace for our
selves and for the world is well es
tablished, our concern for preserved
civilization has had- its impassioned
and heroic expression. There was no
American failure to resist the at
tempted . reversion of civilization,
there will be no failure today or to
morrow. Host on Popular Will.
"The success of our popular gov
ernment rests wholly upon the. correct
interpretation of the deliberate, in
telligent, dependable popular will of
America. In deliberate questioning of
a suggested change of national policy
where internationality .was to super
cede nationality, we turned to a refer
endum to the American people. There
was ample discussion and there is a
public mandate in manifest under
standing. "America is ready to encourage,
eager to initiate, anxious to partici
pate in any seemly program likely to
lessen the probability of war and pro
mote that brotherhood of mankind
which must be God's highest concep
tion of human relationship. Because
we cherish ideals of justice and peace.,
because we appraise international
comity, and helpful relationship no
less highly than any people of the
world, we aspire to a high place in
the moral leadership of civilization
and we hold a maintained America,
the proven republic, the unshaken
temple of representative democracy,
to be not only an inspiration and-example,
but the highest agency of
strengthening good will and promot
ing accord on both continents.
"Mankind needs a world-wide ben
ediction of understanding. It is
needed among individuals, among
peoples, among governments, and it
will inaugurate an era of good feel
ing to mark the birth of a new order.
In such understanding men will strive
confidently for the promotion of their
better relationships and nations will
promote the comities so "essential to
peace.
Trade Ties Bind Closely.
ST
BE
"We must understand that ties of
trade bind nations in closest intimacy
and none may receive except as he
gives. We have not strengthened
-aurs in accordance with our resources
or our genius, notably on our own
continent, where a galaxy of repub
lics reflect the glory of new world die-,
mocracy, but in the new order of
finance and trade we mean to pro
mote, enlarge activities and seek ex
panded confidence.
"Perhaps we can make no more
helpful contribution by example than
prove a republic's capacity to emerge
from the wreckage of war. While the
world's embittered travail did not
leave us devastated lands nor deso
late cities, left no gaping wounds, no
breast with hate it did involve us in
the delirium of expenditure, in ex
pandted currency credits, in unbal
anced industry, in unspeakable waste
and disturbed relationships. While it
uncovered our portion of hateful sel
fishment at home. It also revealed
the heart of America as sound and
fearless, and beating in confidence
unfailing.
"Amid it all we have riveted the
gaze of all civilization to the un
selfishness and the righteousness of
representative democracy, where our
freedom never has made offensive
warfare, never has sought territorial
aggrandizement through force, never
has turned to the arbitrament of
arms until reason had been exhausted.
When the governments of earth shall
have established a freedom like our
own and shall have sanctioned the
pursuit of peace as we have practic
ed it, I believe the last sorrow and
the final sacrifice of international war
fare will have been written.
Our Supremo Task.
. "Our supreme task Is the resump
tion of our onward normal way. Re
construction, readjustment, restora
tion all these must follow. I would
like to have them. If it will lighten
the spirit and add to the resolution
with which we take up the task, let
me repeat for our nation, we shall
give no people just cause to make
war upon us. We hold no national
prejudices, we entertain no spirit of
revenge, we do not hate, we do not
covet, we dream of no conquest, nor
boast of armed prowess.
"If,- despite this attitude, war Is
again forced upon us, I earnestly hope
a way may be found, which will unify
our individual and collective strength
and consecrate all America, materi
ally and spiritually, body and soul, to
national defense. I can vision the
ideal republic, where every man and
woman is called under the flag for as
signment to du'ty, for whatever ser
vice, military or civic, the individual
is best fitted, where we may call to
universal service every plant, agency
or facility, all in the sublime sacri
fice for country and not one penny of
profit shall inure to the benefit of pri
vate individual, corporation or com
bination, hut all above the normal
shall flow into the defense chest of
the nation. There is something in
herently wrong, something out of ac
cord with the ideals of representative
democracy when one portion of our
citizenship turns its activity to pri
vate gain amid defensive war while
another is fighting, sacrificing or
dying for national preservation.
Unity of Spirit and Purpose.
"Out of such universal service will
come a new unity of spirit and pur
pose, a new confidence and consecra
tion, which would make our defense
impregnable, our triumph assured.
Then we should have little or no
disorganization of our economic. In
dustrial and commercial systems at
home, no staggering war debts, no
swollen fortunes to flout the sacri
fices of our soldiers, no excuse for
sedition, no pitiable slackerism, no
outrages of treason. Envy and jeal
ousy would have no soil for their
menacing development and revolu
tion would be without the passion
which engenders it.
"A regret for the mistakes of yes
terday must not, however, blind us
to the tasks of today. War never
left such an aftermath. There has
been staggering loss of life, and
measureless wastage of materials.
Nations are still groping for return
to stable ways. Discouraging in
debtedness confronts us like all the
war torn nations, and these obliga
tions must be provided for. No
civilization can survive repudia
tion. "Wo can reduce the abnormal ex
penditures and -we will. We can
strike at war taxation and we must.
We must face the grim necessity, with
full knowledge that the task is to be
solved, and we must proceed with a
full realization that no statute en
acted by man can repeal the. inexora
ble laws of nature. Our most dan
gerous tendency is to expect too much
of government and at the same time
to do for too little.
"We. contemplate the immediate
task of putting our public household
in order. We need a rigid and yet
sane economy, combined with fiscal
justice and it must be attended by
individual prudence and thrift which
are so esseBtial to this trying hour
and reassuring for the future.
Reflection of War's Reaction.
'"Phe business world reflects the
disturbance of war's reaction. Herein
flows the life blood of material exist
ence. "The economic mechanism is in
tricate and its parts interdependent
and has suffered the shocks and jars
incident to abnormal demands, credit
inflations and price upheavals. The
normal balances have been impaired,
the channels of distribution have
been clogged, the relations of labor
and management have been strained.
We must seek the readjustment with
care and courage. Our people must
rive and take. Prices must reflect
the receding fever of war activities.
Perhaps we never shall know the
Vld leveTs of wage again, because
war invariably readjusts compensa
tions and the necessaries of life will
show their inseparable relationship,
but we must strive for normalcy to
rench stability. All the penalties
will not he light nor evenly dis
tributed. "There is no way of making them
so. There is no instant step from
disorder to order. We must face a
condition of grim reality, charge off
our losses and start afresh. It Is
the oldest lesson of civilization. I
would like government to do all it can
to mitigate them. In understanding.
in mutality of interest, in concern
for the common good our tasks will
be solved.
"No altered system will work a
miracle. Any wild experiment will
only add. to the confusion. Our best
assurance lies in efficient administra
tion of our proven system.
From Destruction to P -oduction.
"The forward course of the business
cycle is unmistakable. Peoples are
turning from destruction to produc
tion. Industry has sensed the chang
ed order and our own people are
turning to resume their normal on
ward .way. The call is for productive
America to go on. I know that Con
gress and the administration will fa
vor every wise government policy to
aid the resumption and encourage
continued progress.
"I speak for administrative effi
ci?.rry, for lightened tax burdens, for
sound commercial practice, for ade
quate credit facilitiees. for sympa
thetic concern for all agricultural
problems, for the omission of un
necessary interference of government
ment wth business, for an end to
government's experiment in business
and for more efficient business in
government administration. With all
of this must aittend a mindfulness of
the human side, of all activities so
that social, industrial and economic
justice will be squared with the pur
poses of a righteous people.
"With the nation-wide induction of
womanhood into our political life, we
may count upon her intritions, her
THE TIMES: FRIDAY, MARCH 4,
refinement, her intelligence and her
influence to exalt the social order.
We count upon her exercise of the
full privileges, and to.-; performance
of the duties of citizenship to speed
the attainment of the highest state.
Prayer for Industrial Peace.
"I wish fpr an America no less
alert in guarding against dangers
from within than it is watchful against
enemies from without. Our funda
mental law recognizes no class, no
group, no section. There must be
none in legislation or administration.
The supreme inspiration is the com
mon weal. Humanity hungers for
international peace and we crave it
with al3 mankind. My most reverent
prayer for America is for industrial
peace, with its rewards widely and
generally distributed amid the in
spirations of equal opportunity.
"No one may justly deny the equal
ity of opportunity which made us
what we are. We have mistaken tin
preparedness to embrace it, to be a
challenge of the reality; and due con
cern for making all citizens fit for
p-articipaition will give added strength
of citizenship and magnify our
achievement.
"If revolution insists upon over
turning established order, let other
peoples make the tragic experiment
There is no place for it in America.
When world w-ar threatened civiliza
tion we pledged our resources and
our lives to its preservation, and when
revolution threatens we unfurl the
flag of law and order and renew our
consecration. Ours is a constitutional
freedom where the popular will is the
law supreme and minorities are sa
credly protected. Our revisions, re
fomations and evolutions reflect a
deliberate judgment and an orderly
progress, and we mean to cute our
ills, but never destroy or permit de
struction by force.
"I had rather submit our industrial
controversies to the conference table
in advance than to a settlement table
after conflict aud suffering.' The
earth is thirsting for the cup of good
will. Understanding is its fountain
source. I would like to acclaim an
era of good feeling amid dependable
prosperity and all the blessings which
attend.
Protection of Industries.
"It has heen proved again and
again that we cannot, while throw
ing our markets open to the world,
maintain American standards of liv
ing and opportunity and hold our in
dustrial eminence in such unequal
competition. There is a luring fal
lacy -in the history of banished bar
riers of trade, but preserved Amer
ican standards require our higher
production costs to be reflected in our
tariffs on Imports. Today as never
before, when peoples are seeking
trade, restoration and expansion, we
must adjust our tariffs to the new
order. We seek participation in the
world's exchanges, because therein
lies our way to widened influence and
the triumphs of peace. We know
full well we cannot sell where we do
not buy and. we cannot sell success
fully where we do not carry.
"Opportunity is calling not alone
for the restoration, but for a new
era in production, transportation and
trade. We shall answer it best by
meeting 'the demand of a surpassing
Hbme market, by promoting self re
liance in production and by bidding
enterprise, genius and efficiency to
carry our cargoes in American bot
toms to the marts of the world.
An America of Homes.
"Wewould not have an America
living Vithin and for herself alone
but we would have her self-reliant,
independent and ever nobler, stronger
and richer. Be-elieving in our higher
standards, reared through constitu
tional liberty and maintained oppor
tunity, we invite the world to the
same heights. But pride in things
wrought is no reflex of a completed
task. Common welfare is the goal
of our national endeavor. Wealth is
not inimical to welfare, it ought to be
its friendliest agency. ,
"There never can be equality of
rewards or possessions so long as the
human plan contains varied talents
and differing degrees of industry and
thrift but ours ought to be a country
free from great blotches of distressed
poverty. We ought to find a way to
guard against the perils and penalties
of unemployment. We want an
America of homes. Illumined with
hope and happiness, where mothers,
freed from the necessity for long
hours of toil beyond their own doors,
may preside as befits the hearthstone
of American citizenship. We want the
cradle of American chillhood rocked
under conditions so wholesome' and so
hopeful that no blight may touch it
in its development and we want to
provide that no selfish" Interest, no
material necessity, no lack of oppor
tunity shall prevent the gaining of
that education so essential to best
citizenship.
"There is no short cut to the mak
ing of these ideals into glad realities.
The world has witnessed, again and
again, the futility and 'the mischief of
ill-considered remedies for social and
economic - disorders. But we are
mindful today as never before of the
friction of modern industrialism and
we must learn its causes and reduce
its evil consoouenees by sober and
tested methods. Where genius has
made for great possibilities, justice
and happiness must be reflected in a
greater common welfare.
Service Supreme Commitment.
"Service is the supreme commit
ment of life. I would rejoice to ac
claim the era 'of the golden rule and
crown it with the autocracy of ser
vice. I pledge an administration
wherein all the agencies of govern
ment are called to serve and ever
promote an und-eo-standing of govern
ment purely as an expression of the
popular will.
"One cannot stand in this presence
and be unmindful of the tremendous
responsibility. The world' upheav
al has added heavily to our tasks.
But with the realization comes the
surge of hi?h resolve, and there is
reassurance in belief in the God given
destiny of our republic. If I felt
that there is to be sole responsibility
In the Executive for the America of
tomorrow, I should shrink from the
burden. But here are a hundred
millions, with common concern and
shared responsibility, answerable to
God and country. The Republic
summons them to their duty and I in
vite co-operation.
"I accept my part with single
mindedness of purpose and humility
of spirit and implore the favor and
guidance of God in His Heaven.
With these Americans are unafraid
and confidently face the future.
"I have taken the solemn oath of
office on that passage of Holy Writ
wherein It is asked "What doth the
Lord require of Thee but to do justly
and to love Mercv and walk humbly
with Thy God. This I plight to God
and country.'
WHAT DO YOU KNOW
ABOUT YOUR CITY?
1. When did the town of Bridgeport
secure its city charter
2. What was the population taken
shortly after its incorporation?
3. When did the North or First
church move to the place which
will be the site of the new United
church?
4. When was the second Congrega
tional church formed in this city?
5. When was the first Presbyterian
church organized in this city
ANSWERS TO
YESTERDAY' S QCERIES.
6. General Lafayette stopped in
Bridgeport on August 20, 1S24,
and stopped at Knapp's hotel at
the corner of what is now Wall
street. The next-morning he was
given a great reception and La
fayette came out on the, hotel
balcony and made a speech.
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S. Squire Joseph Backus, the only
professional man in the village,
drew up the first Borough charted-
It was so well regarded
that it was the one upon which
all other Connecticut Borough
Charters were founded.
9. Bridgeport was chosen as the
name for the Borough because of
the conjunction of the two im
portant adjuncts to commerce
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