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Friday, June 17, 1921
THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES Pae Fifteen A WOMAN PAT MacDONALD. mm1" Drivers Must Be Registered Plaintiffs in Superior and Common Pleas court actions where automo biles are involved must come into court with clean hands, according to a Supreme court decision mada pub lic yesterday afternoon by Chief Jus tice Wheeler, and agreed to by Jus tices Burpee, Gager an(i Curtis. The decision cant in connection with a memorandum declaring no error in the City court award of ?2JU to the Dewhirst Dairy Co. against the Con necticut Co. This decision was made by Judge Wilder following an accident on March 5, 191S, when a trolley struck a truck belonging to the dairy peo ple, bating towed by another of their trucks. Tie truck being towed was being steered by an unlicensed driver, but the Supreme court rules that since the engine was out of order the vehicle could not be classified as a motor truck, and the decision did not apply in that case. However, it is evident that in fu ture actions the first thigg the plain tiff must do is to prove that the in jured automobile was duly licensed, an desperated by a registered driver. The portion of the decision which is extremely interesting to the legal fra ternity, follows, in part: "Whatever may be the. rulings in other jurisdictions, they have no force with us, because they were not made respecting any statute similar to ours. Like the statutes of many other states, our general Act con cerning Motor Vehicle (Public Acts of 1919. Chap. 233) requires that every motor-vehicle shall be register ed in a manner proscribed and shall be operated only by a licensed per son; and it prescribes penalties for violation of these provisions. But it goes further in section 44, and de clares that 'no recovery shall be had in the courts of this state by the own er of motor-vehicle' which has not been registered or which is operated by an unlicensed person. It follows that in any action to recover for 'in jury to person or property received by reason of the operation if a motor-vehicle "upon any public high way." the plaintiff must take, up the burden of proving that such motor- vehicle was registered and was oper- Fboto by Underwood A TTnderwood. Ida Kerr, who put 'ern all to shame in the recent Ner England Toring Women's Christian Association athletic meet in ths Harvard Stadium, winning the shot put event with ease. i ASK CREDIT MEN FIGHT EXCESS PROFITS TAX ON SALES S?rn Francisco, June 17. The Na tional Association of Credit Men will be asked in its annual convention here ti miorro w to adopt a. resolution plac ing it on record as opposed to both, the excess profits tax and the tax on e :ie r a 1 sa I es. The report to that effect is to be presented by Roy G. Elliott, of Chica K), chairman of th? Committee on Federal Taxation. In it the commit tee demands the repeal of the exces; profits tax and declares its opposition to the adoption of any form of gen eral sales or turn-over taxes. In lieu of these taxes, the com mittee proposed that the Association of Credit Men adopt a resolution re affirming its belief that Income taxa t:on "should be the corner stone of our federal system of taxation." The committee recommended that the income tax be levied only on the income of individuals and not on cor porations as such. If, however, individuals permit their earnings from corporations to accumulate in the hands of the bus iness organizations and thus attempt to evade the individual income tax, t he committee recommended that a tax should be imposed on the undis tributed earnings of the corporations. The resolution puts the committee on record as heartily in accord with the reeom mendations of Secretary of the Treasury Mellon, that the issue of tax-free securities should be re--stricted. In s u p p ort of th e r esol u ti on , th e Committee on Federal Taxation arg ued that the excess profits tax is discriminatory and harmful to Amer ican business and that a sales or turn over tax would be an inequitable tax on business If it could not be shift ed. If the business interests were successful in shifting the sales tax en tirely on to the consumers, the com ix i it tee said, this would violate the inciple of taxation in accordance XYi ability to pay. SCHOOLS TEACH COMMUNISM ated by a licensed person. Those facts are indispensable requisites to his recovery, and it would be inex cusable waste of time to present evidence to prove other facts until those requisites have been established." A manual -training, domestic art and room project exhibit is being held today at the Barnum school. Parentts have heen invited to inspect the exhibit. ENCAMPMENT- CHOSES OFFICERS At its semi-annual meeting hjst night in Odd Ke-llows hall on Broid street. Strattleld Encampment, I. O. O. F., elected the following officers: C. P.. Ernest Cunningham; S. W-, ISli Beach; H. P., George Hale; J. W., Floyd Manson; recording scribe, A-R. Roswell; financial scribe, George H. Zumstag; treasurer, W. F. Wells; trustee for three years, Lewis H. Emmons. John Smith, engineer of the Pleas ure Beach ferry boat, was painfully burned about the asms last night while tending to his fires. Hr. B. J. Burns removed him to his home, 421 Seavicw avenue. of the soldiers in it were given new clothes and new shoes, being well fed for several weeks, so that when they arrived in Poland they looked well fed. well dressed and, in short, were walking advertisements for the So viet government." Generally, Captain Cooper said, the conditions in the prisons were very bad from the standpoint of diet, but that he received no personal ill-treatment. Soofhinq and HeaJinq Promotes Skin Health soiiiiKKS now farmers. Mexico City, June 17. The business of making a living by fighting seems to have undergone a decline in Mex ico. This is indicated by the fact that 1.200 soldiers, some of them re tired and some in active service, have asked the government for tracts of land for small farming. Riga, June 17. Most of the young er generation of Russians are Bol shevik, says Captain Merion C. Coop er, of Jacksonville, Fla., the American vlyer who was captured by Russians while serving in the Polish army and recently escaped from a Moscow prl - on. He attributes this to the Bol shevik educational system, under vhich Communism is taught in the schools. "The schools are all red," he said, "and the educational program pres cribes that the first thing to be developed in the mind of the child is the 'revolutionary conscience. In prison. I saw, several times, children visit their parents, the latter being anti-Bolshevik. The children were 'reds and accepted their parents' im prisonment philosophically, wonder ing how they could go against the tenets they had been taught to ab sorb in the class-room." Vying with this system of educat ing the children, said Captain Coop er, is the wonderful propaganda sys tem by which the Bolsheviki attempt to convert the adults. "Their Communist lecturers work even in the prisons, trying to con vert the prisoners," he continued. "They even tried it on me. There were lectures or classes held very frequently. If a man said he was converted and could convince the prison committee of that fact, he generally was released. "Further in the line of skilled propaganda was the excellent treat ment of the Polish war prisoners just before they were returned to Poland, under the repatriation agreement of the Polish-Russian peace treaty. Be fore each bunch was repatriated all JHMT FOR amim CONSTIPATION BEECHAM'S TTTTuTy rJ yinmf esz. m OF BRIDGEPORT 290 STATE ST. More Than 1,000 Designs and Nothing Over 25c per roll For papers that retail elsewhere at prices ranging up to $1.50 a roll. The 26 stores in the Cooper Chain buy millions of rolls of pa pers each year direct from the fac tories thus these truly remarka ble prices. QUALITY T"XSTrRTASSF-r VISIT TO OUR STORE WII.X CONVINCE YOU. A Cud firry Product & puritan !e Taste Tells" HaiTlS It's uniformly mild Puritan Ham is always the same mild and sweet, tender and fla vory, full of wholesome goodness. That is because of the utmost exact' ness which regulates the selection and preparation of Puritan. It means an appreciated quality and an assurance of unvarying satis faction. It pays to be particular. Always buy by name. Be sure you get Puritan and you'll always be delighted. THE CUDAHY PACKING COMPANY m m JUNE CLE ARANCE SALE OFF Every garment in the house reduced 20. Think of deducting 20 from the prices of these Suits that are already priced y lower than any similar Suits in Bridgeport. 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