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VOL. 57 NO. 141 EST. 1790 Entered as second class matter at the post offlc at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1879 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1921 Subscription rates by mail: Daily $8.00 per year. One month. Daily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport PRICE TWO CENTS Sims' 'Farewell' As Spicy As His 6 Jackass' Speech Says Sinn Fein Conspiracy As Great a Pest In America As It Is In Ireland Claim Made Sinn Fein Agitators in This Country Have Suddenly Halted. London, June 14 The Morning Post today printed the fol lowing "Farewell Message ' from Rear Admiral W. S. Sims, U. S. N., who has heen recalled: "I have always heen frank with my countrymen in respect to the Irish situation (Sinn Fein conspiracy) which is as great a pest in America as it is in Ireland. We confidently appeal to all good 100 per cent. Americans to see to it that the bad Irish who curse every land in which they set foot are not permitted o work their wicked will." Admiral Sims 'had previously re- fused to give a farewell message to the Daily Mail on the ground that he was under indictment and that it would be inadvisable for him to say anything more on English soil." A despatch from Dublin quoted the Freeman's Journal as saying: "Admiral Sims now regrets his in discreet and offensive outburst in London last Tuesday. When he ap pears before the American Secretary of the Navy he probably will claim he was misrepresented and that an entirely wrong interpretation was placed upon his words." The Daily Express Nfw York ca blegram says that the Sims incident has proved a boomerang and that the American sympathizers with the Sinn Fein are scared over the possibility. Sinn Fein agitations in the United States, according to the Daily Express correspondent at New York, suddenly have been halted. Lake May Sign Bill On Deficit (Special to Te Times.) Hartford, June 14 Governor Lake will probably act tTday on the bill validating the $300,000 deficit appro priations for Bridge-port. The bill passed by both the House and Senate, t . o w awaits H he govern or" s i$i gna t ore to become effective. ity officials of Bridgeport are pre pared to make payment of the bills within a short time af'er the gover nora action. Checks have already Loon made out, and will be mailed immediately upon receifpt of infor ination of the signing of the bill. Another Bridgeport bill abolishing thes inle-headed tax commission and providing for a reAnstitution of the board of assessors plan is expected to reach Governor Lake this week. Action on the City court judgeships in Bridgeport has not yet been taken by the governor who is to name the appointee as a result ocf the legisla ture deadloock over the nomination of Judge Wilder and Attorney Mer ritt. Wants Flag Taken From Club Uniform A movement fostered by the Muni cipal Patriotic Committee is under way to abolish the wearing of small American flags on baseball uniforms. The move is directed particularly against the Bridgeport Eastern League club, which for the past two seasons has worn small American, flags on the left breast of their shirts. Miss Sara Boudren, chairman of the committee, has already communi cated with Business Manager James Kelly with the appeal that some other j emblem be used in place of the flags. ! Mr. Kelly was unable to give her an immediate answer, but replied that toe flags were first used last year as an evidence of the patriotism of the players, and that the practice was in vogue among many of the major league teams. Late Telegraph News Chicago., June 14 A marriage license has been issuea to 'John J. Mitchell, Jr.. son of John J. Mitchell, Chairman of the xnr,A nipppfnrs of thA Tllmnis Trust and Savings Bank, and w " 1 1 . .-: T . I ; t trr.Anr ji-mmiP 1 :i 1 1 ident of Armour and Company day, Chicago, June 14 Madame Marie Curie, co-discoverer of radium who with her two daughters is spending three days in Chicago, today is the guest of the University of Chicago and in addition to receiving an honorary degree will tins evening be the honor guest at a banquet given by the Chicago section of the American Chemical Society which will present to her the Willard Grbbs Medal. I Ascot Heath, England. June 14 (By 1he A. P.) The Ascot Stakes of 2 000 sovereigns, over a course of two miles, run here iodav was won by Sir H. Gunliffe-Owens Spearwort. J. Shep herd's Kings Idler was second and Y. M. G. Singers Chat lor was third. Thirteen horses ran. Ronton June 14 The strike of Typographical Workers which publishers claim to be illegal and unauthorized, badly crippled practical! v every newspaper in this city today. Mora ine editions of all newspapers appeared on the streets but they were creatlv reduced in size and much advertising matter was omittecl It'could not be learned that the strike was ordered by Ihe International Typographical Union. Flag Day Fittingly Observed "Wo pledge allegiance to our Flag and to the Republic for whioh it stands one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!" The words of the salutory to Old Glory fittingly epitomize the exercises that are today marking the nation wide observance of Flag Xay, the one hundred and forty-fourth anni versary of the adoption by Congress of the flag of the United States. In Bridgeport, the observance to day is on a wider scope than in any previous year. Throughout t he bus iness and residential sections flags of all sizes are displayed from storea, buildings and houses. Special exer cises have been arranged for presen tation at both Seaside and Beardsley parks and at the Klks home tonight. The exercises will start at Seaside Park at four o'clock this afternoon under the auspices of the Municipal Patriotic committee. Rev. Donald B. MacQueen. pastor of the First Bap tist church, will make the address of the occasion. A musical concert will be given by the Wheeler & Wilson band. Scores of ex-service men in uniform of the various military organ izations, will fire a salute of 21 guns in honor of Old Glory. Students at the Bridgeport Trade school, particularly ex-service men undergoing vocational training, will conduct a short parade to Seaside Park and participate in the exercises. At Beardsley Park at three o'clock this afternoon, services were held jointly in honor of the American flag and James W. Beardsley. donor of the park to Bridgeport. The Parent Tea.ohers Association of the Hunting ton road Jt will conduct the exer cises in front of the monument at the entrance to the park. 400 child ren took part in th exercises. Following the public exercises, the annual picnic for the school children will be held. At the Elks Home on State street tonight, the annual Flag Day services wil be conducted and an invitation has been extended to the public. Try To Prevent Breach Between Two Factions At A. F. of L, Convention T T nr Hear 1 estimony In Court Case 14 Years Old Hon. Jo-el H. Reed, state referee, i was still engaged this mornijjg in taking testimony in the 14 year old j Superior Ruthows court case of iimuna ki vs. the Bridgeport Chain Co. It was expected during tne hearing today to introduce a chain making machine of the type, being operated by liuthowskik when he suf fered the acc5der.t to an eye, that he claims was caused by negligence upon the part of the. company. 4 . , Oil I O V fl T .1 Onr.lon Armour nrPS- They will be married Satur- Girl Wins Highest Honor Miss Louise Loth To De liver Validictory T o High School Class of 1921. Announcement of the honor students of the graduating class of the Bridgeport High school was made today by Prin cipal James C. Moore. Valedic torian honors were awarded to Miss Louise Loth, a member of the commercial class, and one of the most popular students in the school. Joseph Schwarz, an academic student, was nam ed salutatorian for the class. The valedictorian and salutatorian privileges are the highest scholastic honors, and are awarded to the stu dents with the highest class standing. Miss Lofh's victory is worthy of spe cial mention, inasmuch as she is the first commercial student to win the coveted honor. The four year com mercial class has been a fixture at the high school for only the paat two years, and Miss Loth's selection as valedictorian is typical of the general ability of her class. She is one of the most popular pu nils in the school, and her selection J leets with general approval. Through out her four years of studies. :-he has been a scholar of high standing and very prominent in class rfnd scolastic activities. In addition to being a member at the Girls' Student League, she was ateo a member of the Ath letic Association and the executive board of The Criterion, the official school paper. Joseph Schwarz, the honor pupil among the boys, is another popular selection. Schwarz was a scholar with a high average for -his general ability, and has been prominently connected wifh the Hoover and Memorial com mittees of the school. He plans to enter Tale next fall. New Haven Is Voting On City Manager Plan New Haven, June 14 Following one o-f the liveliest campaigns in years of six weeks' duration the voters of this city are today casting their bal lots at 2 5 polling places on the ques tion of the adoption of a new charter comprising as its chief feature the adoption of the council-manager plan of city government. The interest aroused in the outcome of the vote rivals that of a regular city election. Both proponents of the new plan have active organizations which were today working to get out the vote, especial ly that of the women, which is ex pected to have an important bearing on the result. The polls opened at 8 o'clock this morning and will con tinue open until 8 o'clock tonight. Early indications were that an un usually large vote would be polled for a special election- Denver. Colo., June 1 4 Efforts to j prevent a widening of the breach be tween the two factions of Irish sym- ! pathizers among tho delegates was ! be in made today at the opening of the second session of the 41st annual convention of the American Federa tion of Labor. Advocates of Irish freedom, it was learned at a mass mectim? I-ast ni-grht appointed a committee which was attempting- to draft a resolution that would be satisfactory to both the ex treme and conservativ-o groups. When this committee started to work T. J. VSnd of Chicago, secretary of the Labor Bureau of th-2 American Commission of Irish Independence, served notice thatt "official resolutions of the, Irish Republic must be incor porated in -ilieir resolution or he would, act independently in presenting the documents to the convention. The "official resolutions" called for a boycott not only on British made goods but on all products made by i English capital .and the boycott of British insurance companies and sim ilar business organizations. They al (Continued on Page Six.) Will Confer Again About Wage Cuts It is expected that a second series of conferences between the. officials of the Connecticut company and the delegates from the 11 divisions of the trolley company, will begin before the week is out. It seems probable that some middle, ground will be chosen between the present scale and the K per cent cut the company pro posed to institute. The first meetings having brought no results it is likely that the representatives of the con ductors and motormen will be em- j powered at this session- to bargain as . they believe besr. Although inspectors, most of whom j have risen from the ranks of conduc- tors and motormen. do not belong to j the unions, their pay usualy takes j the upper or downward trend In proportion to the men. and they seem j entirely satisfied to have it so. Their t usual pay, at the present rate. Is about ih a week in excess of ths men I m toe ranks. ST BRIDGEPORT BOY TO SHAKE HAND OF PRESIDENT Barnet Shapiro, ten years old a member of the "Washington school, and son of Charles Shapiro of the law firm of Shapiro and Shapiro, pictured with the Resident's hand on his shoulder was Ahe first Bridgeport boy to shake hands with President Harding. With his father he attended a gathering of Yale Clubs-in Washington last week. Young Shapiro wearing a Vale emblem of the class of 1330 was introduced .to the President in the East Room and said to him, "I bring yon greetings Mr. President from my school mates." The President replied: "Well, J thank you very much for that." The above cut is from a large photograph of the gathering of Vale men taken in the rear of the White House. Comprehensive Plan For Development Of Plaza Property In response to the Times' invitation yesterday for sugges tions as to the best use to be made of the Plaza. W. H. Ham, manager of the Bridgeport Housing Co., has sent in a carefully prepared statement outlining a plan, not only for the develop ment of the Plaza, but of the railroad front, the water front and the approach to the Stratford avenue bridge, a plan which if it were possible to put into effect would give Bridgeport what perhaps would be the finest front door of any city in Connec ticut. Mr. Ham's letter is as follows: Bridgeport "Times.- . Bridgeport, Connecticut. Gentlemen: Referring to your request for my ideas on the proper use to be made of Plaza, I take occasion to outline some of the things which to me seem to be most important. The Plaza as at present used is a disgrace to the city and no one, in my opinion, is satisfied with any part of the present development. The j - , principal items to be considered in ' Poughkeepsie, Juno 14. A sensa connection with the development of j tion that will shock the highest so the Plaza are these: First: the city ciety of America will result when the should do something with it that will make pvervhodv nroud of the result, i WMla it i n email oil on snapp i n tup t city, it is large enougn thoroughly noticeable and to be attractive square. ycioped to the water front and should be made to serve the city in several , ways. State street should eventually I be continued through under the rail- ; road tracks and along the water front. John street, which has become a thoroughly important thoroughfare, should also continue through and con nect directly to the Stratford avenue bridge by means of a water-front street and the present development of the Plaza should be made with these future requirements in mind. The Stratford avenue bridge is large enough to carry all the traffic that can ever be brought to it. The en trance to the city under the railroad viaduct is a disgrace to the city. It (Continu-ed on Page Six.) No More Delay Is Allowed After a heated debate before Judge W. Gerald Bryant, that she subse Kellogg in Superior court the judge ! fluently died. 5 . ii ua i Coroner John J. Phelan located a . " ith the r i Amns Boucher who is suing J. B. 1 t.-i; nr tilt. ptatc i, ' late Frederick R- Swift, for damages of $10,000 for a story printed in the Sunday Herald of Dec, 1. 1918, al leged to be libelous. AiLorney uwici ...1,1,1 vuu represents the plaintiff was ready to : Attorney Daniel L. Brennan who go on with the case today but the defense sought a delay of some length. However, the case will start tomor row, and will present some interest ing features. It is alleged that the defense will claim that the estate of Frederick xt. Swift does not own the Sunday Herald which will give rise to the question "who owns the Sun day Herald." Agnes Boucher, according to the story that is claimed offensive, was accused of embezzling to tne amount j of $3,000 from the French Shop. Main street, where she was cashier, she be ing apprehended . in Springfield in company with a friend. The plain tiff denies the accusations. The suit has been pending for over two years. America's Highest Society To Get Sensation When New Correspondent Is Identified identity oC "Helen one of the co counter divorce rpspontteri3 in the -Li -L of airs. Ja.mes A. Still man is sprung tomorrow, it was declared to day in circles close to the "400" to day. It was not absoluitey sure luhat or first name, but statements from 3rS- stillman's lawyers indicate Oia , she woid be. "Helen" is said to be ; barely 19 years old---.a Titian haired : beauty and the member of a family that is very rich and noted for its af filiations in New York, Newport and Pam Beach. New York, June 14 Positive denial that he is the father of 33 months old Jay Leeds, son of Mrs. Florence leads, normer chorus girl ,ts to be made -by James A. Stillman when I Mrs. Stiilman summons him to testi- ! fy in her counter suit for divorce, It wa. learned todav. Mrs. l-3ds. it understood, is to corroborate Stillman in this denial and in turn will swear that a New York theatrical man, Franklin Leeds by name, is really the father of her child. Expect Novak Finding Soon A continued hearing was held this morning into the death of little Mary Novak, five years old, who was so severely injured on May 23, when struck by an automobile driven by witness whofe testimony differed rad testimony aitrerea raa- t offered by other per- I ically from tna sons at th first hearing, in refer ence to 'the side of the street the lit tle girl started from when she at tempted to cross th, thoroughfare. At noon today tne coroner made 3 personal visit to the place of the ac cidont on South Park avenue. na Gregory street, and will make pufiii his finding ii the case within a few days'. Riots Break Out In Belfast Dublin. June 14 "Rioting again today. broke out in Belfast early There was considerable sniping from roctftoos. Licht civilians were wound- ed in fighting berore miamg-nt. The coast guard station at Have stand, in County Cork, was burned. The station guards were kidnapped before the torch was applied. Qf. Cklzh lOClOlOIU til Suing Back Property of Liberty Manufacturing Company In Stratford Attached for $75,000, Also Bank De posits 314 Stockholders Participate in Action. Several Thousand Polish-Americans Inter ested in Case. In an effort to recover $55,000 which they invested in stock of the Liberty Manufacturing company, of Bridgeport, Marian Kowalsky, L. B. Hudduch, S. F. Olo, and 311 other stockholders have started a $60,000 damage suit against the concern. Prop erty in Stratford to the value of S75.000 has been attached as well as he company's bank deposits, and the suit is returnable before the Superior Court during the September term. It is understood that the Stratford property holdings are encumber ed by a $55,000 mortgage held by a local bank. Professionals Blow Up Safe Get$ 100 Cash Professional safe crackers did about $100 worth of cash business between the hours of 7:30 last evening and 6:30 this morning- at the offices of the Coca-Cola Bottling: Works, 261 Noble avnue. Gaining- an entrance through a rear door the men, whose successful efforts bear every indication of their being old timers in the game, first endeavor ed to knock off the combination, or so manipulate the tumblers that more violent methods wouid not be neces sary. However, their efforts were unsuc cessful, so the safe, which is medium sized, was transported to the rear of the premises, wrapped in burlap bags, and the door neatly blown, probably with nitro-glycerine. Nothing: but cash was disturbed. The police are working on the case today, the only flues found being two tools left be hind by the burglars. JUDGE WILDER IN COMMON PLEAS COURT Judge Wilder of City court) will hear Common pleas court cases for a ferw days until a judge can be regu larly assigned to take the place of Judge Walsh, who is laid up because of an injury to his foot. Judge Wilder himself is crip-pled ..vith sciat ica, and took" the bench this morning with the aid of a cane. He is hearing testimony in a dam age suit caused by an automobile accident, the case being that of J. Haviland Smith against Joseph Elias. Have Added $7,000,000 To Our Net Debt to 1930, Bridgeport increased its net indebtedness $7,000,000 .according to the quadrennial report of State "Tax Commissioner "William II. Blodgett. The reipiort is for the tiscal year which endied before October 11, 1920. The net state indebtedness, ex clusive of sinking funds, increased $18,338,850.92, or 73, 430,7 1 0.66, as against $55,091,89.74. The total state receipts were $69,952,711.95, aQd the expenditures $64,709,18.74. T-i..f ih ,n tkQ nth. itie in the in the amount of total Q r. -, -ft ri.h i receipts with $9,454,126.70, with Hart ford second with $7,463,889.63. Brid-geport was also far in the lead in the amount of expenditures with $8, 694, 464. 2S. This was an increase of more than $5,000,000 over 1916, when he expenditures totaled $3,-386,613.49. "Ace" Of New York Police Department Plans Flight Over Pacific In New Machine New York, June 14 An aeroplane I - . , ... . . . . , . fsht that will startle the world j3 i being planned by Capt. Claude R. R. I Collins, "ace" of the New York police aerial reserves. Capt. Collins pro poses to cross the Pacific in a speci ally designed machine in one "hop" at an average speed of 4 00 miles an hour, a feat that will make Sir John Alcock's Trans-Atlantic flight reem tame by comparison. Instead of the usual engine and propeller, Capt. Collins' new -machine will be propelled by the exhaust of a highly explosive substance, discharg ed from the tail through a nozzle. Turncocks and other devices will en -ebie the speed of the machine to be controlled exactly like an aeroplane of the usual type. Capt. Collins gives credit for his in spiration to Prof. James Goddard who. while at Clark University. de signed a rocket for the communica tion with other planets- He is now working in collaboration with Pro fessor Goddard. who is perfecting his rocket in the laboratory of the Smith sonian Institute at Washington. An- To Get $55,000 The Liberty Manufacturing Com pany, according to the complaint, was incorporated under the laws of Connecticut, December 16, 1919. Bus iness was started with an authorized capital stock o-f 50,000, comprised of 1,000 shares of common stock, par value of J50 per share. On February 26. 1920, capitaliza tion was increased to $250,000, and Joseph S. Lash, president of the con cern is said to have received 51 per cent, of the capital stock increase, in payment for a license to manufacture the Cameron motor, a product of the Cameron Motor Company, of New York. Another increase in ctock brought the capitalization up to $3,000,000 on February 25, 1921. and Lash, in the complaint, is said to have also secur ed 51 per cent, of this increase, an amount which he still holds, accord is to the plaintiffs. It is further alleged in the com plaint, that the defendant employed agents to sell stock in the company, said agents telling prospective buy ers that the business was prospering, and that no one person should hold more than nine per cent, of the stock. The 314 stockholders who are now bringing action against the manufac turing company, claim that they pur chased $55,000 worth of stock, and on February 15, 1921, learned that the statements of the selling agents were untrue. Lash's alleged holdings of 51 per cent, are cited as a specific instance. Since February 15, the defendants, according to the complaint, have been endeavoring to surrender their stock in return for money invested, but so tar have been unuccessfuL Numerous conferences are said to have been held but none resulted satisfactorily for the stockholders. The manufacturing license alleged to have been held by Lash, and ex changed by him for 51 per cent, of the stock, is characterized by the plaintiffs as only of nominal value. It is understood that the companys agents while selling stock in Bridge port, disposed of a large amount to residents of Polish descent, most of whom made $50 and $100 purchases. It is also reported that the company actually manufactured but six mo tors, these beirg used by salesmen for selling demonstrations. Thirteen claims are set forth 1b the complaint, and the attachment of the compaiVs property and cash was completed yesterday. Papers hava been filed in the Stratford Town Clerks office. Joseph S. Lash, who is named tn the writ as president of the concern, is said to have been removed from the presidency at the last meeting of the Board of Directors. A local man who was formerly an important of ficer in the company, said today that to the best of hi belief, Felix Kur piewski is now president and Zig mund Dulko. treasurer of the firm. Since trouble with the stockholder first developed, directors' meetings are said to have been held very fre quently. Officers have been removed and new ones elected with much rapidity, but the demands of the in vestors were evidently too strenuous for the officers to handle. In addition to the stockholders who have started lr-ga! action to recover their cash, several thousand Polish Americans of Bridgeport are greatly interested in the final outcome of the litigation. That the Liberty Manufacturing company has been in financial dim culties for some time was learned to day. when it was reported that a' big Bridgeport manufacturing concern refused as long ago as last fall, to carry out an order received from the Liberty company, because of the fact that no money was advanced in pay ment. other associate is Dr. W. W. Christ- mas, lormer assistant to tne late i;roi. My dea is to get the plane up 35.000 feet or so and shoot like thunder for Japan," said Capt- Collins today in discussing his plans with an International News Service Corres pondent. "Up that high there'll be no atmosphere resistance to interfere with us, and the exhaust propulsion will be 100 per cent, efficient. I figure we ought to make 400 miles an hour." A hermetically sealed cock pit in which the air pressure will be kept at normal by oxygen from big tanks is one of the features of Captain Col lins' plan, assuring perfect comfort to the pilot and observer. "This plan of mine may sound rather queer, but I'm serious." de clared Capt. Collins. "Some one is going to hop the pai-ifi.- some day and it might as well be me. It can be done." The Pacific Ocean between Cali fornia and Japan is about 6,000 mile wide. I 'fl