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THE BRIDGEPORT TiAu Tuesday, June 21, 1321 LATEST PHOTO OF MRS. 5TILLMAN. I " ly ol n; L fe h a bi tc X. CopjKrtgtot tor Underwood & TJoderwood. Mrs. James A. Stlllman In the gypsy costume she wore at the hear ing before the referee at Poughkeepsie in her husband's divorce suit. It consists of red and white pleated silk skirt, -white crepe sfiirt waist, blue straw bat. Just before going to court she was photographed walk ing in the garden on the estate of John E. Maci. LILL PROBES INTO MUNICIPAL GARAGE Another installment of Thomas R. Lills report of his probe into the fi nances of the city of Bridgeport fol lows: The report deals largely with the Municipal Garage, and contains the recent report of the garage commis sion to Mayor Wilson. Mr. Hall also devotes some space to criticising "the generrl lack of in formation regarding the financial matters of tbf city. "Sue :.ssf ul management of bu?l ne enterprises," he reports, "re quires accurate up-to-minute informa tion regarding every phase of the business and no such information is prepared or presented in Bridge port." The installment follows: Miscellaneous. Construction of the Municipal Gar age was begun in 'June, 1319, and completed for occupancy in Novem ber, 1920, at a total cost, including the' last expenditure of record in March, 3 921, of $158,972.40. The project was financed by $150,000.00 5 per cent, bonds issued June 2, 1919, maturing at the rate of J6.0O0.00 a year beginning June 2, 192-4, the bal ance being made up by transfer from various appropriations. As its name indicated, the garage is intended for the storage and care of city owned motor vehicles. However, in view of the cost of maintenance and operation, interest on bonds and thtir repayment, all of which must come from revenue, it can hardly prove a profitable Investment. The total cost of maintenance and operation from date of occupancy to February 2S, l2i, amonn lo. ,. (11 SdT !; i'av roil ........... Equipment . . ......... Oil and gag Accessories .... Water, coal and light . . Office supplies, etc. . . Miscellaneous supplies, etc 3,511.16 7,484.87 S51.64 1.228.24 888.27 3S4.34 Total $26,246.06 The only months that are complete enough for comparative purposes are January and February. h-cl? show a total expense of $5,4)6.0 and $4,503.32. respectively. If these two months are accepted as an average, the annual cost of op eration and maintenance will be ap proximately $60,000.00. It is be lieved, however, that this figure M low and that the actual expenses will at least equal the amount included In the 1921-22 appropriation for th Municipal Garage, which amounted to S S 6 4 3 00 If -it "is safe to assume that the to tal of the above appropriation will be expended during the fiscal year of 19'l-22 then the total expense ap plicable' to the Garage will amount to $90 143.00. which includes $7, 600.00 to cover 5 per cent, interest on $150,000 00 in bonds. This expense will remain the same through the fbcril years ending in - and 1924 unless reduced. . In 1925 and vearly thereafter for twen-tv-five ve-ars. the expenditure will be increased by S6.000.00 to take care o maturing bonds. On the other hand however, the interest charge will be decreased by $300.00 a year over the same period. , At the present time, the Municipal Garage is caring for 42 motor vehicles composed of: 23 Pansenger cars. .. - - 1 Trucks. 5 Sprinklers. 6 Sweepers. 2 Sewer machines. 3 Motorcycles. Total 42 It is therefore, apparent that upon the present hasi of 42 cars for the fiscal vears ending in 1922, 1923 and 1-o-M the average cost per car for the noeralion and maintenance of the garage will be $-.146.26. This figure does not include salaries of chauffeurs who are paid by the various depart ments. In 1925 the cost rer car will increase to $2.29.1 2 : tn 1926 and for "4 vears thereafter, the cost per car will' decrease at the rate of $7.14 per yCar" Iflick of Information. There is a general lack of infor mation regarding financial matters of the city This is evident from the fact that the business men compos ing the Chamber of Commerce are spending their personal funds to ob tain ir formation regarding the finan cial condition of the city, which should be furnished by the officers of the citv through regular report Such reports .as are made of the city finances are as follows Annually: A Report of the City Anditor printed in the Municipal Register. Monthly: A Statement of Appro priations and Expenditures of the City of Bridgeport is made monthly. The Annual Report shows the ac tual collection of ejsh and the actual disbursement of cash. The expendi tures nxtt tfhor,n alphaljet.lcn.lly for each of the two districts of tbo cUy under the appropriation Headings as provided in the annual budget at the boglnnlg of tho year. Than annual report merely nhows- the expenditure char&eabto to tho appropriations ac count. II does not show the original approprllozi inado nor the transfer from or to eneti appreciations, or the unexpended balance of appropria tions. Tho Appropriation Report for the month of? Dccembnr purport to shew tho appropriations i.iado for tho fin cul year 192-0-21, the amount expend ed for tile month of December, the amount provlou-.ly expended, the to tal ejcparsw to date and the unex pended balance. Tho total of the statement is incorrect for tho reason that It fihows a total of appropria tions for the two districts of $9,822, 975.80. Tho total original appropria tions as made oy tho Board of Ap portionment and Taxation for both districts amounted to $7,$44,Zlfi,00, a difference of 2,178,760.60. This difference iargoly consists of bal ances of bond funds which are In cluded under tho bead of appropria tions. After eliminating such bal ances, together with various other balances which were not contained In the original appropriation act as parsed by tho Board of Apportion ment and Taxation, It appears that the appropriations havo boon In ceraeed In the period from April, 1920 to Docember 81, 1 D20, $78, 0 68.28. Bart of this difference Is ex plained fcy the crodltlng of cash col lections received directly to appro priations. Due to the fact that no register is kept of transfers between appropria tions nop of now approprlatios made by 'ihe Oomrnon Council, I am unablo to state whether these increases In the appropriations were duly author ized by the Common Council In ac cordance with tho Charter or were made by the Auditor upon his own initiative Successful management of business enterprises requires accurate up-to-the mirrate information regarding every phase of tho business ana no such information is prepared or pre sented It, Bridgeport June 20, 1921. The fallowing report was made to the Comftion Council by the Munici pal Garge Commission under date of Mav 26, 1921: May 26, X921. To The Hon- Clifford E. Wilson, Mayor, and Membfta of the Common Council. Bear SitH; We beg to submit the following report of the Municipal Garage Com mission Strom November 1st, 1920 to March, sj-st, 1921: Salaries . . .. Coal . . . . . Water . , . . . Gas and OH .. . .-. . Light Soap. Sptlnircs, Chamois, etc ... Incident-rte .. .. .. Office FUrniture . fsew Equipment .. . . $15,029.11 1,886.00 9.03 8,409.04 315.23 263.02 1,534.63 698.78 3,294.06 Total $31,417.90 Tlepnir Dept. Report No. of Repairs Month completed Cost November 73 $ 650.79 December 86 1,155.08 January ..... 159 863.88 February 232 . 1,049.70 March 319 4,741.44 Totals 869 $9.060.S9 Gasolinf Used from Nov. 1. 1920 to March 31, 1921. Novcmbott' .. .. 6.S51H gals. December .. . , 4.626 H gals. January j... 5.426 gals. February .... .. .. 4.7124 gals. March .. .. .. .. 5.60614 gals. Total 31.S25 gals. Oil f'seI from Nov. 1. 1920 To March, 31, 1921. November .. .. .. .. .. 84 5 4 qts. December .. .. .. .. .. 569 i qts. January . .. ..... .. .. 499f qts. February .. .... .. 504 H qts. March . . . . ' 694 qts. 1140 MAIN ST. OPPOSITE ELM ocVvf e c Co. HUGH i. KOEXIG, Vice Pres. & Gen. Mgr. ocWweW Sc Co. STORE HOURS 9 A. M. TO 6 P. M. DAILY ocWweW. & Co. vers vc A Four Tomorrow Thursday Friday- Saturday Pumps and Oxfords A. .29 Regularly $7 to $9 ($7 to $12 in 1920) Includes brown and black pumps and oxfords, and others of white buck- At one of the buyers' weekly meetings permission was obtained to have a four day series of sales with the buyers in competition. Each buyer will offer the best items possible so not to be excelled by another-, j Whatever you buy counts in that department's favor and judging from these new prices, you will surely greatly benefit your purse. Regular $9.75 to $12 ($12 to $13.50 in 1920) Pumps and Oxfords $g.29 Black and brown; pumps and oxfords, and white buok oxfords. Specially Purchased BI ouses $1.79 Of voiles and batistes, in tailored and fancy models, including frill effects, roll collars and Peter Pan collar style. FRENCH VOILE Blouses $329 New arrivals with frill fronts, Van Dyke frills, over blouses of self strips and cheeks. AH white only. "Kayser" make Silk Vests $1.95 Value $295 Bodice top and arm hole style, plain and hemstitched. all seamless, no two alike, secured at less than one-half of the regular price. NEW Sleeveless Jersey Frocks Made of pure worsted, $12.50 values. Two styles in colors of henna, navy, brown and rose. Apparel Section, second floor. Stylish Taffeta Frocks Regularly $35 to $49.50 A large varied assortment taken from regular stock. This is the best dress BARGAIN offered this season,smartly fashioned, of high grade tailoring. Apparel Section, second floor. In The Specialty Shop for Girts. CLOSING OUT Coats Formerly $19.75 You will have to pay more than this price later for Fall, so why not purchase one now? In sizes 8 to Bl7. $10 Gingham House Dresses Value $1.95 Specially purchased lot of good quality blue striped gingham house dresses in sizes 36 to 46. $1.49 Percale Bungalow Aprons Value $2.25 Specially purchased, of extra value, well made of heavy firm qual ity percale of white with dark prints. Rick-rack braid trimmed. NEW Silk Sweaters Extra Values Made of faney and drop stitch silk in tuxedo model with sash. Colors are navy, brown, honeydew, Neptune and porcelain blue. SHETLAND WOOL EATERS in ty-on style with tuxedo coUar in all colors. Extra values, w ... $1.95 Boy's WASH SUITS Formerly $2.25 98c A most unusual value made of guaranteed fast colors, every suit perfect, including the well known "Stonewall Jackson" boys' suits. Sizes 2 to 5. No C. O. D.'s. None on Approval. Every sale final. Sensational Imported Beaded Bags all samples, no two alike, secured at less than one half of the regular price. Values tojdjtfj Aj $5.95 .tP7$ Values to $15.00 Values to $22.50 Values to $45 $9.75 $15.95 Children's Beaded Bags, Value $2.00 95c Vestees 69c Value $1.00 A specially , purchased group of styles which are wanted for wear with' sweaters. Full Fashioned Silk Hose 1.69 So-called irregulars of higher grade hosiery, extra values. Lisle tops and feet, in black only. Corsets $1.24 In sizes 19 to 21, of light weight, elastic top and long hips model; another with elastic inserts in back. Total 4.002- qts. Seventyifhree f 73) motor vehicles receive sf"pplies from the rarag-e, and all repairs for those cars axe made at the gnrase. While tXo comparison can be made with the expenditures of previous years for the maintenance of City ownea m:or vemcies. uie savings on Karace r rental and insurance over previous Jears will exceed $15,000.00 per year. Ttesprctfullv vours. F. W. BRrlREXS. J. H. CALJAJiAX.- Sulgrave Manor Is Rededicated Sulfrrave, Xortirajnptonshire, June 21. Sulrruve MaJior, ancestral home of the Washington, was rededicated here today with elaborate ceremonies after its restoration, at a cost of fifty thousand dollars to the state in w5iich it existed three ceaturies agro. In addition to dignitaries from London, the Lord Mayors of Birming--ham, Northampton and Banbury and other towns were present, attired in their gorgeous robes of office, wear ing their official chains and preceded by the bearers of the maces, symbolic of civic authority. Members of town corporations from various centers also attended Trre Marquis of Cambrldra, brother of Queen Mary, and George Hartey, United States Ambassador, gave the principal addresses, asserting the sol idarity of the people of the empire and the republic, and declaring the day's event a good augury for the fu Perfect Plans For Bridgeport Day An enthusiastic luncheon and meeting of the retail board of the Business Men's Association was held at The Stratfield yesterday noon, and plans were perfected to make "Bridgeport Day," on Tuesday. June 28, an even greater success than Suburban Day of last month. Joseph M. Barker of the Surprise store, a iremJer of tlie board's ad vertising commit! ee. expressed him self as greatly pleased at the atti tude of the various merclKvnts. There is no question about their sincerity in this effort to piease the shopper," he said. "But these special value days should not be confused with the proline bargain sales, iirg out sales and Sre sales that are the practice of unscrupulous mer chants. These are legitimate values that are offered for the sole purpose of stimulating buying." OBITUARY MRS. DOROTHY HlilJipUH. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Larkln of 295 Hildreth street. Lowell. ila.sK. formerly of Bridgeport. died ) Sunday, June 19th at the Homeopathic Hospital, Boston, aged 20 years, 10 months and 1 day. She leaves her husband, Horace Broucb; her par ents, two brothers, William and Don ald; a step-brother, Harold Williams of Westport, Conn., and a step-sister, Mrs. Georgianna .Stoddard of West port, Conn. Services will be held Wednesday, June 22, at her late home in Lowell, Mass. Burial will be in Unionville. Conn., Thursday, June 2 3rd. VBRWICA HBN'P.I, d-aughter of Omar and Mary Henri, who died last .Saturday, was buried this moraiTis. Service was held at the home 70 4 Lafayette street, at 8:3o and a half hour later a solemn high mass was celebrated in Sacred Heuxt church lor tho deceased. The interment was in St. Michael's cemetery. THOMAS J. SMITH, son of Thomas and Rose Smith, who die-d in Aliing town hospital last Saturday, wili Ije burie-d tomorrow morning. The fu neral will be from the home of the parents, 1.822 Main i.rreet. at 8:30 and a half hour later a solemn hirli mass, will be e tlebarted in St. Charles churfch for the deceased. The inter ment will tc in SL Michael's- m fctery. JAMES T MALLOX, son of 'the late Thomas and KHen Mai Ion, who died last Sunday, will be buried ' to morrow mornir.fr. Kriends and "rel atives will attend the- funeral at tho late home. 5 2 George street, at 8:30 and a half hour later a solemn high mass will be celebrated in St. Augus tines' church. The interment will bo in St. Michael's cemetery. The League of N'ations learned that 10.000 gun barrels were belni? mado in Dunzur for Rhiomnt to Mexico.