Wednesday, June 15, 1921
THE BRIDGEPORT TTMKSS
Hooks And Jabs
By CHICK CREATDN".
"Mar" McDonald, popular nports
man of Ford'; fiei BCL hJI tcen f n
SBged by oYuriK Ltfby, the loal feath-t-riKht.
to direct his fistic affairs in
the lut.re. Luby expects to invade
metropolis next week in search
Joe Hall is fifth tin;? with consistent
eucceag of late up around Albany and
Troy. Matty Jacobs of Troy, is acting-
in the capacity as manager of
Al Kctch-ell. formerly Jack Reno, is
aarLhcr native son who is making
good out of town. Ketchell is very
well liked at Krecport, I I., and has
become the idol of Newport fight
fans who have dubbed him a second
Young McLean ,a 120 pounder, who
hails from the Kast Side, Is very
anxious to show his wares in the
square circle, and would like to meet
HU.v on his weight in the city or
atrit-e. Young Ienny, cf the Colum
lius B. C. ,is preferred. Young Me
lean is being piloted by Rocky
When Johnny Dundee meets Jimmy
Hanlon at the Pioneer Sporting club
ton! gilt in an all-tar fistic show,
he is meeting a foe man worthy of his
BteeL Two weeks ago Hanlon gave
Willie Jackson one of the toughest
battles Willie has ever experienced,
and a 53 a result of his impressive
showing he was immediately signed to
meet Johnny Dundee.
B. H. S. Stars Open
Several members of the high school
brporcill team will probably be sus
pended if Coach Fred Hunt keeps the
standard set by himself at the open
ins: of the school year. He made a
rule that if any player on the high
school squad played on any outside
team he would be suspended. It will
be remembered that ho let six mem
oors of ::he basketball team go for two
played in amateur games
Three are considered among- the
five members of the baseball team
played in amateur games yesterday.
Three are considered among the
team's stars and if they should be
crossed off the list thi3 week the game
with Taunton High will probably
have to be cancelled.
Venice Juniors Are
Setting Fast Pace
The Venice A. C, Jrs. wish to play
the Lincoln Tigers if a game can be
anange-d with that team. The Tigej-s
were the only squad to beat !ihe Venice-
boya so far this season. They
have won six games and lost one, and
stand second in the Junior Recreation
The Venice -"boys are seeking games
with all 14 'to IS year old squads on
days that they are not scheduled to
play in tho Recreation League. Games
can be arranged by calling Manager
Cappo at Noble 2643. Th Venine
nine has an open date JuTe 2G and
would like to meet the Lincoln and
Steuben A. C,
The Venice Jrs.' record to date fol
lows: Venice Jrs. 14; Cedar Stars 4;
Venice, Jrs. 20; Clovers 4; Venice Jrs.
lo, Shamrock Jrs. 4: Venice Jrs. 9;
Franklin Tigers 0: Venice Jrs. 29:
Brown A. C. 4;Venico Jrs. 29 rPione-ers
"Kitty Bransfield, who is now um
piring in our midst, when a member
of the old Worcester Club when that
bur;? was in the International circuit
back in 1900 anexetl a record that is
likely to etand forever and forever in
baseball history. In that season
Bransfield led Use league in hitting,
also in the number of singles, two
hasors, triples and homers, and also
ranked second among base stealers.
The International Sporting Club an
nounced last night that it ha3 landed
tUc championship match between Joe
Lynch and Pete Herman for the show
at Kbbets Field July 2 3. The boxers
are to receive 70 pen- cent, of the net
receipts. Lynch, horTcver, is guaran
Andy McCarthy, Hartford Vwler.
strengthened his hold on first place
In the Stite Duckpin tourney, last
night when he won 10 out of 11 games
from Joe Harper, the local pinner.
on Haniora arives. &cies;
McCarthy 104 121 100 126
141 125 125 116 117 10S 1309.
Harper 85 96 95 124 107 107
107 103 116 122 11S2.
TAUNTON HERE FIUDAT.
A big crowd is expected to witness
the Bridgeport -Taunton High base
ball game at Xewfield Park on next
Friday. Taunton has won the cham
pionship of Southern and Eastern
Massachusetts and is expected to
give the Hiiltoppers a stiff battle.
The Bridgeport team will lineup as
follows against Taunton:
"Whelan, If; Shea, ss; Cooney, 2b;
Oilway. lb; Maher, 3b; Hill, c: Ryan,
cf; Weldon, rf; and Gallagher, p.
ST. JAMES VS. NORWAUL
Jim MoGarrie's All-Norwalk nine
will bo the opponents of the St.
James team on the home field next
Sunday afternoon. Wells is slated
to do the twirling for th" Saints.
FE.VNLVtiTOX OFT OF GAME.
George Pennington. Hartford's
star hurlcr and rated the "ace" of the
league Is out of the game owing to
being a sufferer froi:i neuritis in his
pitching arm. The Senators will be
minus the services of Pennington for
a couple of weeks.
LAD1KS' DAY TOMORROW.
Tomorrow will bt
Ladies' Day at
the Newfield ball park. The New
Haven champions will be the oppon
ents of the Brown Derbies. Secre
tary Kelly extends an invitation to all
of Bridgeport's fair sex to attend the
OPKX DATE FOR GAMK.
The Alpine Jrs. have a permit for
-vP)low Mill Park for the first period
,.! av and chall.fkse the V. M. II. A.
Jrs. for a gam- at that place. Kay
Shea, Hilltop star and probable cap
tain of next ve:irs squad was elected
manager last ' Monday. Several other
former HUKoppera are listed in the
Rome. June lf.- Roman profiteer."
are sometimes candid. While hun
dreds of "fleecers'' step in the way
of the American tourist and try to
linlrl him un when he is not aware of
it. one. a photographer
nouncrs on a placard
"Special pricas for
3 WARS JOIN
Veterans of three v.-.irs io:nrd wfl h
the members and Mends of Bridge- i
port Lodge 26 in the Flag Day ceie- i
bration of the Elks in their audito- !
ri.irn last night. Tile address was de-
Uvered by United S ales Marshal Wll-
liam R. Palmer of Derby Lodge, who
declared that the Klks stood for the
same ideals as the American flag and
that the flag itself was but a symbol
oi -ne naemy, orotntny love, charity
and justice among men first taught j
2,000 years ago and which had its luU
flower in tha American nation.
In introducing the speaker Exalted j
Ruler Lawrence T. Gallagher said: I
" 1 believe there is no man more fa
miliar with l.he patriotic spirit of the
country than the speaker of the even
ing, Brother Palmer of Derby Lodge."
Mr. Palmer said in part:
"Our flag is a great development in
the minds of men, and this great or
ganization of which we are proud to
be members, this really American or
ganization is founded upon the very
principles which started the thought
that culminated in this flag of ours.
Long ago there came a great pretacher
into the world and his doctrine was
chasLity, and in those days men were
drunken and the doctrine of this
teacher was temperance. In thoss
days the law was an eye for an eye
and a tooth for a tooth, and his preach
ment, was love one another. He taught
our forefathers for the first time the
very principles on which this order is
founded Fidelity, Brotherly Love.
Charity and Justice among men.
"The emblem of this kingdom
which he established was a cross.
The King was killed and He died '.hat
His kingdom might live. This nation
of Ours was founded on those princi
ples as no other nation had been,
fidelity. Charity, Brotherly Love and
Justice, not only among individuals,
but among nations of l.he world.
"Wherever that flag has been car
ried mc-n and women have always
stood for those principles. When we
first took it up the world throbbed
and a great nation was born. Then
once, again in 1812 our forefathers
took up this flag and carried it back,
and all the seven seas became free
because the idea that followed the
flag was Fidelity, Brotherly Love,
Charity and Justice. Again we took
it up and carried it into battle and
added to this great nation an inde
pendent people who chose to becom-e
a part of us. Then again it was
taken up by these men and their
associates and a whole race wTere
made free men and women. Again
we took it up and there was added
to the diadem of nations a small na
tion lying off our coast. Then it
was taken by these young men and
our associates, our sons, our sweet
hearts, and the world became free.
It was pounded into the minds of
all the world that the fundamental
principles by -which the world must
be governed were those principle- in
culcated in the minds of men 2.000
years ago. the principles of Fidelity,
Charity. Brotherly Love and Justice.
It waa pushed into the minds of the
world that we are the universal
brotherhood of men under an ever
lasting fatherhood of Almighty God.
"This great nation of ours, these
are the things we have accomplished.
On this great day, don't let us forget
that during those terrible years such
a short time past a new flag came in
to existence. You saw it in win
dows of homos and stores and shops.
Each one of the stars on that new
flag meant a tear that nobody saw
but those who shed them.
"Let us never forget that the
principles cn which this great Order
was founded are the principles that
have conre down to us through 2.000
years. They are the things we must
never forget, they are the things for
which this flag stands."
In conclusion, Marshal Palmer paid
a touching tribute to the veterans of
the civil war who were present as
guests of honor.
The entertainment program in
cluded patriotic numbers by John L.
Hughes. Frederick W. Harrison, Miss
Anna Riley, Arthur Levasseur, fan
chen Adams Rosan and Raynolds'
The Has committee was composed
of Edward J. Daly, William Louns
l'urv. Thomas F. Conway. Raymond
J. 'Keefe. Robert A. McCullougli.
James W. Coughlin and Edmund
Hart. The reception committee con
sisted of Jr. scr h D. llartigan. Thomas
J. Keegan, Joseph C Ivers. James
T. Trainor. Charles Kelly. Joseph T.
Coughlin. Irving Elson. Frank Fas
sanella. Robert R. Rosan and Will
iam P. Kirk. A special after-dinner
entertainment was provided by Jack ;
Sullivan. H. Sehotmsky, William
Toomey. William Keenan, F.ajr j
Maney, and Dunn and Farrell.
SIGNED BY GOV. LAKE !
Hartford. June 15 Governor Lake
yesterday signed the $26,020,392 bud
get bill for the maintenance of the
state departments and institutions
during the 1921-23 fiscal year which
begins July 1. The bill providing for
a tax of one cent a gallon on gasoline
used for motor vehicles and motor
boats was also approved by the gov
ernor. The tax. it is estimated, will
net the state about $750,000 a year.
Policemen and firemen employed by
municipa,!ities are placed under the
provisions of the workmen's ompen
sation act in the amended bill which
Governor take also signed yesterday.
Among other measures approved yes
terday were the bill establishing a
state athletic commission, regulating
the practice of pharmacy, providing
for separate high school accounts in
cities ami the bill concerning electors
The bill appropriating $200,000 tc
the board of control to be used in ad
dition to the interest on the $2,500 -000
so'dier fund for the relief of
needv ex-service men wsn among the
special acts signed by the governor
yesterday. Other special acts ap
proved Included appropriations for re
pairs ti the cemetery sad grounds at
Fitch's Home for Soldiers and the
Willimantic Normal School.
Other public acts signed by the
governor yesterday were the follow
ing: Concerning the suceessicn tax pro
viding for tb filing of lists with the
tax commissioner of gifts made in
contemplation of death within one
year preceding death.
Concerning the making of false
statements of the value of stocks,
bonds rnd otber property.
Providing for the employment of
examiner;-, and clerical assistance by
the bank commissioner.
Concerning fees collected bv the
secretary of the state, increasing the
present fees for the filing and certifi
cation of records.
Providing for appeal to the superior ; -moral
court where assessments are placed from all parts of the state,
on non-taxable property. amusenieiv reiort w-il 1 b
Authorizing the snte comptroller
to refund money paid to the state by
Appropriating $2 , to the state
hoard of agriculture for an exhibit at
the Eastern States Rxposition.
Don't Sav "I Saw it In the
paper." Say. "I Saw It in The
This article explains why I am
Bridgeport, and (Joe" Halloran,
you all the facts connected
formed to increase the number
4 to 31, and
About two years ago I met
".Tim" Connors for the first
A luncheon of clothing
folks took place at the Penn
sylvania Hotel, New York,
to which I was invited and
asked to talk to the boys.
My talk dealt mainly with
a retailer's honesty in deal
ing with the public selling
good merchandise at fair
prices, -giving full service
and building trade on the
Golden Rule plan.
"Jim" sought me out after
the luncheon and told me
frankly that what I had said
represented his sentiments
that he was trying his level
best to build a business that
woidd serve customers so
well that they would always
come back and boost.
During this two-year peri
od, 'Jim" has sent me from
time to time a lot of interest
ing facts about his business,
and wanted me to know how
pleased he was with the sup
port the people of Connecti
cut were giving him in the
four stores which he and
"Joe" Halloran of New Bri
tain now operate two in
Bridgeport, one in New Bri
tain and one in Hartford.
Our chance meeting of
two years ago has developed
between us a strong personal
friendship. I believe 100 per
cent, in "Jim" and he says
he believes 100 per cent, in
About a month ago,
"Jim" came to New
York to talk over with
me his plans and to
seek my advice.
"Jim" told me very frank
ly what he had in mind to
do. I am glad to tell you
that his first outline of the
plans to organize a new
company is not much differ
ent from the plans finally
adopted by him and "Joe"
Halloran and their associ
ates, who now constitute
CONNORS - HALLORAN
The only difference be
tween the original plan and
the present one is that which
affects the distribution of
the common stock of
CONNORS - HALLORAN
I made the suggestion to
" Jim" that people who had
sufficient confidence in him
to invest in the preferred
stock ($10 the share par) of
the new company, should be
taken into the business as
partners, whereupon he im
mediate! v said:
WHAT I WANT TO DO,
but I don't know how to do
it. You tell me how we can
And I said:
"Every man or woman
who will buy five shares of
your preferred stock (price
$50) or multiples thereof,
should be given one share of
common stock (par value
$10). This will distribute
20.000 shares of common
LEGION 10 HAVE
i the leap in a
DAY AT BEACH BOARD
The annual outing of the American
legion posts of Bridgeport at Pleas
ure leach today will be marked by a
of control met
der a special
open to the use of the ex-service men
and their friends. anl special arrange.
signed yesterday. The act permits
have been made to make all : the board to
the attractions accessible ait a. nom- 15. In all th-e board voted addi
lnal cost- ! tions of $53,818.37 to various d-?-
A 5.0U0 foK 1T Into I .one If.and i partmints and institutions und-r
Sound from a speeding aeroplane is cnapter 296 of the 1921 Special Acta
one of the many novel features ar- j follows:
ranged by th entertainment commit- State library. JT.625: secretary r.f
tee. Sergeant Jean K. Riviere, daac-jthe state fer per diem clerks, $894.96;
devil aeronaut of the Fifth Aerial Connecticut Agricultural College,
to show clearly how
stock among the people of
Connecticut, after you have
issued all the shares of pre
ferred stock necessary to
supply you with the money
that you will have to spend
in stocking and equipping
27 more stores."
Jim instantly saw the full
import of this suggestion.
' ' That 's what I will do. "
' ' Jim ' ' Connors and
" Joe " Halloran and
their associates decid
ed also to issue only
50,000 shares of com
In talking to me about this
feature ot the business,
"Jim" said that he and his
associates would be perfect
ly satisfied to own 30,000
shares of common stock in
the new company, to which
they are entitled, I think
because the stocks, the
equipment, their store repre
sent a conservative valua
tion of $300,000, which is the
par value of 30,000 shares of
common stock at $10 the
"Jim" Connors and "Joe"
Halloran do not know how
to be "tricky" in business,
and they would not be tricky
if they could.
They know that they must
make their holdings of com
mon stock in the new com
pany valuable, before they
can make any money for
themselves, outside of the
small salaries for living ex
penses which they have
pledged themselves to draw
while building up the busi
ness of 27 more stores.
It will require at least
$30,000 to $35,000 to stock
and to equip each one of 27
new stores, so you see the
need of the new company
getting local authorization to
issue, all told, 100,000 shares
of prefered stock at $10 the
share or $1,000,000.
So the monev comes in to
the treasury of CONNORS
INC. from those who buy
shares of preferred stock,
every dollar less the con
servative, economical cost
of distributing the stock
will be immediately used in
opening new stores.
The new company is not
seeking to secure money for
any other purpose. Every
dollar realized from the sale
of preferred stock, please re
member, must be used to ex
pand the business of "Jim"
Connors and "Joe" Hallor
an, which is already success
ful in the four stores now
owned by them.
Crooked things cannot
stand the light of news
"Jim" Connors, "Joe"
Halloran and their associates
expressed the wish that I
help them with their public
ity writing a little booklet
which details their plans
but principally, to go to the
people of Connecticut
water supply, $2,234.40; current ex
penses. $3,497.7: Storrs Kxperimental
Station, maintenance, JJ37.26; Oen-cra-I
Assembly, $25,000; New Lmdrm
superior court, $2,2-30; Fairfre-ld eourt
of cor.imon plea?, (civil side) sher
iff's attendance. $1,385; Litchfield su
perior court, jury, $1,299: New Ha
ven superior court, sheriff's attend-
ance, $1,930; Xew
June 15 The state board pleas fcivil side),
yesterday at the Capi-
Lake presiding, and i
appropriate funds un- 1
act which the governor
PLAN IS SWAMPED
IN ELM CITY VOTE
glad to join "Jim" Connors, of
of New Britain, in placing before
their stores in Connecticut
you will profit by investing with them
"Jim" knows my ideas
about going to the public
with all the facts about any
proposition with which I
have any connection. He
knows I won't write any
thing for anybody unless I
believe 100 per cent, .that
what I write is the truth. He
knows, too, that I am a great
believer in the principle that
a writer must put conscience
and sincerity into his work
if he is to win the confidence
of the people- and this ap
plies particularly to writers
who invite the public to in
vest their money.
I told "Jim" that. I would
go along with him and write
the story of their new ent er
prise, because I have abso
lute faith in the integrity of
the individuals, as well as in
the proposition itself.
I am glad to do this, be
cause I think this form of
publicity will mean ulti
mately the protection of
people from investing in
scraps of paper, instead of
You all know as well as I
do that there has been a
great deal of unscrupulous
selling of alleged securities,
in which people have lost
iheir money. There is only
one way to stop this sort oi:
thing and that is to print the
facte in the public press.
Connecticut people are
gcod partners to have
Personally, I have a wide
acquaintance among Con
necticut people. I like Con
necticut people, on general
principles but more par
ti eularly because my father.
Samuel Freeman, who was
one of the great educators of
his day, was born in Mans
field, Tolland County, Janu
ary 6, 1822.
He left Mansfield at the
age of 17 to become a teacher
of a country school at Cool
baugh's, Monroe County.
Pa., where he met my
mother, a pupil in his school.
After they were married,
they both taught in the pub
lic schools of New Jei-sey,
and they had a great deal to
do with establishing the
present high standards in the
schools, of that State. My
father, I am proud to say,
won a national reputation as
educator and fought many
years to make it possible for
the child of any parents to
CUT THIS OUT AND MAIL TODAY
The Connors-Halloran Stores Corporation,
Stratfield Hotel Building, Bridgeport, Conn.
Gentlemen: I wiJI be very glad to have you Fend mc a copy of
your prospectus, which I am now anxious to read, after having
read this advertisement.
I am sending you my name and address without any obli
gation on my part, but, to tell you the truth, 1 am reaJly'inter
ested in your success and hope sincerely you will attain it,
whether I can afford to become your partner or not.
Name Street Address
City . . State
city charter for New Haven, was de- ( iiXVICI
featel in a special referendum ele-c- J
tton h?Jd here yesterday. The corn- j
piere vote was 18,717 agumst the
plan, with 7 , 9 09 v m es in favor. a
majority of 10,808 votes was cast. The
total vote in ye;steilay's election was
about 65 per cent, of the lreiuer.tial
vote cast here last fail. Twenty-one
precincts voted against the plan. Four
were in favor of its adoption.
Chicago, June 1
j This is the glad news from CTharles
i E. Wry, executive director of the
j National Retail Clothier's Assoda
i tion. "Collars will come down, both
; :n price tuid h'-ijrbt." said Wry- "Th'r
J reduction will be due chiefly to warm
A conference with collar manufac
counci!; turrs has been called to discuss price
a new And size- reductions.
June 15 Th
enter school at the arc of 5
and go through high school,
equipped to enter any col
lege in the United States.
You now know why I am
proud of Connecticut.
"Jim" Connors and
"Joe" Halloran stana
100 per cent, with their
It was my privilege to
meet the workers in the
Bridgeport stores and to
have an opportunity to talk
to them about the ambition
of their employers in owning
a chain of 31 stores in Con
necticut. I also talked to the
workers in the New Britain
and Hartford stores.
In all the stores, the work
ers gave enthusiastic en
dorsement of the plans of the
new corpora i ion, and they
pledged themselves to buy
all the preferred stock they
can pay for now, out of their
savings, and they asked to be
permitted to buy more
shares as they are able to
save out of their earnings
over a. period of a year or
When men have the 100
per cent, backing of their
own associates, they can be
counted on to play square
with everybody else. It is a
sure sign of personal honor
and thoughtful consideration
of the rights of others.
I honestly believe that
buying 8 per cent, cumula
tive yrreferred stock in a go
ing business, such as is the
business conducted b y
"Jim" Connors and "Joe"
Halloran, who all admit are
able, honest men, is like own
ing a first mortgage on valu
able real estate.
In a case of this kind,
everything resolves itself
finally into confidence in the
integrity and ability of men
to carry through their plans.
The thousands of people
that know "Jim" and "Joe"
personally, who believe in
them completely, means a
fine certificate of character.
Of course, you all are
familiar now- with the frank
statements printed in the
newspapers signed personal
ly by "Jim" Connors and
"Joe" Halloran. You must
admit that never before have
any institutions or men gone
to the public in quite such a
frank, open and above-board
William C. Freeman
OF JUNE CO.WEXWOXS
Dt'uv.T. June 1 5 The largest in
flux of visitors in th; history 0 Den
ver i.s i;pccted during' the week cf
June 13, when the Brotherhood ot
American Yoemcn will hold Its an
nual national convention here.
Iuriri the same week the national
convention of the American Federa
tion of IjllSkit will be in session
Approximately 3,000 ulegare from ,
thirty diffen .. s- itea will attend the
A feature of the Yeoman pro-
Srramme will be a "I'Vatcnul Day-
t-anide on June 15, in which it is ex-J
pected that more than 10,000 per J
sons will be in line.
"I doubt -if the Kingdom of Heaven
;tt-!f would be peaceful if it wu .
bounded like Poland." John Foster!
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