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Read Essays that Won Bamum Prizes at Gradua tion in Times Tonight. New Haven. June 24 Forecast for New Kaven and vicinity; Fair tonight ; Saturday increasing cloudiness; cool er. Conditions favor for this vicinity fair weather followed by increasing cloudiness on Saturday. AXD EVENIXG FABMEB. VOL. 57 NO. 150 EST. 1790 Entered as second cla3S matter at the post office at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1879 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1921 Subscription rates by mail: Dally $6.00 per year. One month. Daily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport PRICE TWO CENTS &ribprl hues Big Money Is Being Wagered Over Election Bitterness Grows in Federation Over Contest Be tween Lewis and Gompers Talk of Suspending Rules and Advancing Time of Election. Denver, June 24. Big money is being wagered over the contest between Samuel Gompers and John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers of America, for the presidency of the American Federation of Labor. At the Gompers camp today odds of 10 to 1 were quoted on the re-election of the veteran leader. With $17,000 to wager, a group of.J labor delegates supporting Gompers, went seeking a Lewis booster said to be ready to bet $10,000. They re turned with the announcement that "'he hasn't even ten cents to offer." Bitterness is growing out of the fight, with reprisals threatened on both sides as an aftermath. A shake up in the executive council is pre dicted even if Lewis is defeated. There is talk of suspending the rules and holding the election some time today. The rules provide that it shall be held on the last day of the convention. Gompers' speech attacking William Kandolph Hearst is genej-ally regard ed as his campaign speech. Tin Lewis supporters are claiming by that directing the speech into other channels than the Irish uqestion he evaded a statement of his position on that issue. Members of the Irish fac tion which supported the defeated Boycott issue, charge that he "walked around . the shamrock without once touching it." Lewis today demanded that "out side issues be kept out of the con vention. He announced he had no apologies to offer "for daring to en ter the race." Old time members of the executive council and hitherto closely affiliat ed with Gompers. will vote for Lew - Ss. They are William Greien, secre tary of the miners, and Frank Duf fy, secretary of the carpenters. Lewis continues to gain strength, according to his supporters. The most significant feature of the con vention is the coalition between the miner3 and the railroad unions. Judge Booth Is Observing Anniversary Judge Booth of Common Pleas court is today, celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary. A large pack age from other judges of the Fair field county courts was presented him this morning, but will be carried home before being unveiled. Merchants Boom Bridgeport Day Posters and placards are being placed all over the city to herald Bridgeport's enterprise in sponsoring "Brdigejport Day," successor to "Sub urban Daiy" of last month, when the city was filled with eaccer shoppers from the city and outlying districts. Merchants are all working together so make Tuesday, Juno 2S. a memor able day in the values that will be offered in this season when so much is-needed to make the hot days more easy to bear. Particularly noteworthy are the plans being made by the thirty-eight merchants most active in the project to welcome shoppers from Bridge port's neighboring towns. "After all," said a member of the board today, "shopping is a habit, and we want shoppers from the sub urban sections to form the ha.bit of shopping in Bridgeport, the logical trading center of Western Connecticut." Late Telegraph News KIXG GEORGE TO PRESENT CUP Ixmdon King George will present the International Polo Cup to the American team, which on Wednesday was victorious over the British defenders of the trophy, at Buckingham Palace un Monday. CELEBRATE CIVIL MARRIAGE Paris -The civil marriage of the Duke of Marlborough and Miss Gladys-Deacon was celebrated at the British consulate in this city today. The witnesses for Miss Deacon were Eugene Higgins. a cousin, and Leon Renault, former Minister of the In terior, while Judge Walter Berry, president of the American Chamber of Commerce here, acted in a like capacity for the Duke. CUT MEAT PRICES New York Wholesale price nf meal are lower here today than at any time since 101 -J. Prices of beef af said to he lower here than in Chicago despite the fact that Chicago is the source of supply. TO CUT WAGES AGAIN Chicago A second order cutting wapes of railroad employes will be issued by the United States Railway Iabor Board Mon day, it was learned today. About 175 railroads will be affected by the new order. DE VALERA RELEASED Dublin Eamonn DeValera. the Irish Republican leader, was arrested Wednesday night near this city and later released, it was definitely established today. There had been earlier de nials from the Sinn Fein authorities that he had not been apprehended. AGAINST PROHIBITION Brighton, England A resolution demanding that Parlia ment be given control of the British foreign policy and that all treaties shall be submitted to Parliament for debate before they are signed was submitted at the labor conference here today. LMDor overwhelming! y went on Elks' Welcome Blocks Traffic The tooting of whistles on the tug boats docked at the foot of the Stratford Ave, bridge, greet ing a party of Elks that are mak ing a tour of the Sound on the Se benoa, caused a lot of excite ment this morning. Smoke from the docked boats circled about the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson dock and about 300 people rush- ed to tne place thinking there was a fire. Traffic was stalled for several minutes under the rail road viaduct Receiver Is Named For Liberty Co. The City National Bank, whose at- vtorroey is Carl Foster, has been ap pointed temporary receiver for the. Liberty Manufacturing company, whose office is in Bridgeport, and most of whose property is in Strat ford. Judge Kellogg made the ap pointment after application for a temporary receiver had been made by Joseph S. Lach, who claims to con trol 2,750 shares of stock in the com pany. The complaint states that of 68,000 shares of common stock, only 6,750 Ware still outstanding. The applica tion was filed following an attach ment on June 11, 1921, by Marion B. Kowalski, because of an alleged internal fight in the organization. High School Graduates One Of Largest Classes; Bamum Prize Awards Car Blacklist Reaches 5, 700 Boston, June 24 The official blacklist of persons in this stato forbidden to drive auto'mobiles has reached 5,700, according to an announcement today by Frank A. Goodwin, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Of this number 900 have been placed on the list during the first six months of this year. "Some of them will never be allowed to operate in this state again, their violations have been of such a serious nature," Good win said. Instances where motorists drive while under the influence of li quor are the most frequent, sus pensions and revocations aver age about 2 5 a day. record against prohibition. Agree On Naval Bill Which Carries Borah Amendment Washington, June 24. A priations of $4 17,000,000 and 106,000 men, has been agreed upon by House and Senate conferees. The compromise reports an addi tion of $21,000,000 to that originally adopted by the House and a reduction oif $79,000,000 from Senate estimates. It will be sent back first to the House for apprival, and then to the Senate. Among the Senate provisions elim inated by the conferees weer those for the acquisition of a submarine Storm Gives Relief From Terrible Heat Brilliant rays of warm sunshine and cool northwest winds extended hearty greetings to Bridgeport this morning" as the city emerged from its stupor that followed 48 hours of excessive humidity and the severe tropical storm of early last night. "Weather forecasts were encouraging and fore told clear skies with no prospects of another storm, as well as continued cooling breezes. The- tropical electric storm of early last evening was the severest of the season. Bridgeport did not receive the full force of the disturbance, and yet considerable property daimage was inflicted by the exceptionally sharp "snake" lightening. One of the first places to be struck was the Lincoln School on Stratford avenue. A blot of lightning crashed against one of the cement chimneys cracking it in two. A large tree on Fairfield avenue near St. John's church was toppled down, and the sidewaJks and street in the vicinity strewn with debris. Wooden pavements along Fairfield avenue, particularly near Grove, Nor man and Seeley streets, were ripped and torn from their foundation. The downpour was of such heavy volume that it forced the wooden blocks apart, flooding the cement founda tions and undermining large areas of blocks. An electric light pole was struck and crashed to the ground on John street. It obstructed vehicular traf fic and lay directly across one of the most important jitney thoroughfares in the city. Jitneys and other cars were re-routed down State street. Quite a little damage was done along the waterfront and at the beaches. Several small motorboats, (Continued on Page Thirteen) Three hundred and nine happy graduates received their diplomas last night in the high school ajuditorium which was festooned with streamers of black and orange, the class colors. Relatives, friends and many guests crowded the hall to its capacity as they listened to one of the finest pro grams prepared at Commencement time. The Seniors were all seated on the platform in seats arranged in tiers. The girls were immacuately attired in sensible middy blouses vith black ties and white skirts. The young men of the class attired in black suits formed the class numerals "'21", form ing a sharp contrast to the white middies of the young women. In the front circle sat Superintend ent Samuel J. Slawson, Col. Elmer Havens, president of the Board of Education, former principals, Henry r. Simonds and Arthur Iee .together with the five Bamum prize speakers. The judges for the Bamum prize contest were: Rev. Alexander J. Ali son, Rev. Joseph J. Ganley, and Miss Ruby Burritt who is president of the College clab in this city. The first prize was awarded to Alexa.nder Greenspun' who used "The Power of the Spoken Word," as his subject. Miss Alma X. Rosen captured second honors, using "Leaders of American Thought," as her topic. (Continued on Page Four) Six Taken For Speeding Six automobilists. five of whom were arrested yesterday for speeding, appeared in the City court today. Dispositions were made as follows: Caroline G. McClellan. Xorwalk. speeding, nolled on the payment of costs: Harold E. Williams, Milford. speeding, nolled on the payment of costs; Kenneth MacKenzie, Xew Ha ven, same charge, nolled on payment nf costs; Everett W. Magdefr.-!. 101 Waldorf avenue, speeding, nolied on the payment of rows; Charles E. Bishop. Xew Haven, speeding1, nolled on payment of $10. Solomon Gotten, a jitneyman of 90 Forest street, was arraitrned on a charce of overloading his machine. The case was continued 1 board said that the R-3S flew beauti until tomorrow. fully. Contestants Guessing Who Will Win First Bicycle Now that so many boys and girls have entered into the Times Bicycle Contest there is considerable guessing as to who will be the first one to get 3 S -subscribers and receive a $70 Indian bicycle. One boy who did not hear of the contest until yesterday was so afraid that he would be too late that he borrowed carfare to get to the Times' office. It makes no difference how many enter the contest there will be an Indian bicycle for each person who turns in 38 genuine ne subscribers before August 1st. The first boy or girl to get the required 38 and receive a wheel will be photographed and the picture published in the Times. Remember that all you have to do is to secure 3 8 new sub scribers for this paper and as soon as the names are verified a wheel la yours. naval bill, carrying total appro providing for a personnel of and destroyer base at Guam, corople tion of the :New London. Conn., sub marine -base and construction a' nvii ' tion equipment to cost about $6,00u, 000. As now written, the bill includes the Borah amendment authorizing President Harding to enter into nego tiation for a naval disarmament con ference with Great Britain and Japan. Flood Loss Is $16,784,638 Pueblo, Colo., June 24 The finan eial loss resulting from the Pueblo flood amounts to $16,784,638. ac cording to a report made public today by the committee named to supply data on damages to the United States Reclamation Service. The damage reported on includes that to real estate, personal property, merchandise, irrigation ditches and to crops in the entire devastated dis, trict. The damage, to real property in Pueblo .including railroad property, is estimated at $iu,uo,000. Reject Plan On Blanket Insurance Proposed plans for an insurance system whereby all members of the Bridgeport police department wouid be. protected by a blanket policy, were definitely rejected yesterday after noon at a meeting of the local branch ot the itate Police association. The report of the committees which had been appointed to inestigate the i surance proposition, was received with great interest, and the committee was dismissed after the. scheme had been counted out by a big vote. In place of the blanket insurance system the police will continue their mutual Denent -plan which is now in force. This arrangement calls for a contribution from" each member ot the department in case of the death of a fellow policeman. The system has worked out to advantage in the past and is considered more practical than straight insurance. The amount of the sum donated by each man however, will be increased in order to bring the benefit (payment up to approximately $1,000 The rejection of the insurance plan was undoubtedly brought about by the fact that many policemen are car rying private policies, and see no need of additional straight insurance. In addition to disposing of the in surance business, the policemen elect ed the following delegates to attend the annual convention of the state as sociation, which will be held in Wa. terbury, July 14: Joseph T. Coughlin, chairman, Robert Tate, John Barton, L. Mendelson, Thomas Connery, Frank Suponski, Thomas Meehan, John Brennan, D. Reilly, James Glennon, John Lynch and George Simons. It was said today, that no business of great importance has as yet been scheduled to come before the conven tion. Willis Was Implicated In Jewel Theft Following his arrest yesterday afternoon, the police gained from William Willis, of the Commercial house. Water street, a confession im plicating him in the recent $1,000 jewelry rofobery at Savin Brothers' store, 1252 Main street- Willis, who is a negro is now being held under $1,000 bonds for trial on July 2. During a grilling at police headj quarters, the prisoner admitted his part in the robbery, and also inform ed detectives that the stolen valuables might be located in New York City. Detective-Sergeant George Simons, accompanied by Harry Savin, went to New York today for the purpose of lc-eating the jewels. With one of the burglars now in their hands, the police today started a search for the man's companion. He had not been located at noon. R-38 Has Trial Flight London. June 24 The great dirigi ble balloon R-3S (rechristened Z R 26) which has been purchased by the United States government completed its first trial flight this morning. The test was entirely successful. The flight was made from Cardington, Bedfordshire.. The weather condi tions were perfect after a voyage of six hours and 10 minutes the dirigi ble landed. Airmen who were on FIRST WOMAN BANK EXECUTIVE IN STATE Miss Partree Made Assistant Treasurer Of Local Institution For the first time in the history of banking institutions in Connecticut, a woman has been made an executive of a bank. She is Miss Anna E. Par tree, who was elected assistant treas urer of the Bridgeport Savings Bank at the annual meeting otf the board Of trustees this morning. The recognition of 'Miss Partree came as the result of 18 years of faithful service. She has been in the employ of the bank since 1903, and is exceptionally well equipped to as sume the responsibilities of her new position. At the meeting this morning the annual election of officers was held, and Samuel M- Hawley was chosen to succeed President A. W. Burritt, who was made chairman of the board otf trustees. Mr. Hawley for the past ten years has been treasurer of the institution, and is one of the most prominent bank officials in uonnecticuu i-n ma new position he will continue as the acting head of the bank. Mr. Burritt as cnairman oi me hoar dof trustees will render the same services as he has heretofore as pres ident. Edgar W. Bassick and John S. Pull man "were re-elected vice presidents, (Continued on Page Thirteen) 10 MemberTOf '47 Club Have Annual Dinner The '47 Club, best known of the older clubs of Bridgeport, held an annual get-together meeting yester day when 10 of the remaining mem bers of this famous organization had dinner at the Norwalk Country club. Formed years ago by men who were pioneers ot .Bridgeport, eacn member born in the same year, never has a meeting been missed. No bet ter idea of the changes that have taken placi in Bridgeport since 1847 could be gained than to attend a meeting and hear the annual review of days that are gone. Each year ' there are fewer of the members able to bo in attendance, the ranks of membership thinning like those of the G. A. K. The yearly affairs are much more in the nature of celebrations than memorials, for the original idea of the organization was to promote progressive policies, and the early development of Bridge port was largely the result of the club's early efforts. Those able to make the trip yester day assembled at the R.. T. Whiting store on Main street at noon, the trip being made in three automobiles. Frank Holroyd of Bridgeport, manag er of the Norwalk Country club, for merly Dorlon's Point, had a wondeful (Continued on Page Thirteen) Assert Lake Signed Bill On Commission Despite consistent reports to the country from the State capitol in Hartford, it is the current belief in many quarters that Governor Lake has signed the bill abolishing the sin gle heade'd tax commission. The bill has been in the hands of the gov ernor's staff since the last days of the legislature when it was passed by both House and Senate. Officials of the governor's offices persist in their denials that the "bill has reached the state executive and that his signature has been attached, making i'. a valid statute and replac ing the single headed tax commis sion with the old form of a board oi assessors. Friends of Arthur F. Connor, pres ent tax commissioner, while claiming the bill has not yet been signed, have reason to believe the governor will attach his signature shortly. In such case, they are expected to secure Connor the Republican party nomina tion as one ot, the new board of as- Hartigan To Auction Off Drug Store One of the oldest drug store stands in the city, if not possibly the oldest, will be discontinued Sunday evening when the doors of the J. D. Hartigan pharmacy in the Warner building on Fairfield avenue, will be closed to the public. This store has been operated for nearly eight years as one of the Hartigan chain of stores, and pre vious to that time, ever since the Warner building was built, was known for 25 years as the Duipee Drug Store. The sudden rise of rents in the center of the city thus takes away anotlr familiar landmark, for no other reason can be assigned for the closing1 of this store, for this location has aiways been considered an ideal spot for a drug store, being the near est to the Plaza theatre, Atlantic hotel and the railroad station. The stock, prescription department and records will be transferred to the Hartigan store at the corner of Main and Congress streets, while on Tues day an, auction sale of fixtures and equipment will be held at the Fair field avenue location. The store at Congress and Main was but recently equipped with modern fixtures, as is the Fairfield avenue store, making a sale necessary. Reinstatement Report Denied Reports that Bridgeport prohibi tion enforcement agents would be re stored to their positions today, were denied this morning at the office of Chief Agent McAuliffe in New Haven, where it was said that no official or ders to this effect have been received as yet. It is understood, however, that a number of New England liquor agents were reinstated yesterday, and the local men may be back on the job within a very short time. Agents Harry Welch and Frank Cantillion who were formerly in charge of prohibition enforcement ac tivities in Bridgeport and vicinity, were laid off on May 20 because of lack of appropriations to pay their salaries. Since that time all local liq uor arrests haive been made by the regular police department, and all cases have been prosecuted in the City Court. Poppies From Flanders Fields Beautify Beardsley Park Drives Beardsley Park is the beauty spot in Bridgeport. A paradise of flowers with the riotous colors of millions of blossoms framed by the verdant bord ers of trees, shrubs and cool, rich grass, its gorgeous beauty is unsurpassed-Just at the present time, when spring is verging into summer and as the warm rays of summery sun tenderly nurture the young plants and blossoms into early maturity, it at tains the beighth of its glory and at tractiveness. Millions of roses are in full bloom, the soft pink shades of the Dorothy Perkins nestling prettily against the deep red back grounds of crimson ramblers. Climbing, twining, ramb ling and hanging about the green house they appeal to the eye as evi dence of N'ature's gorgeous handi work. The ramblers have just reached the nagnificent stage of full bloom. The two days of excessive heat followed by the heavy downpour of rain last night developed the hardy plants, and brought them forth this morning in the full glow of maturity. They will remain in blossom for a few days, and if there are those in the city who Yale Scores First Harvard Evens Up By Winning Junior Varsi ty Race Big Struggle At Six O'Clock. New London. June 2i. Yale won first blood in her annual reg-atta with Harvard today. The Blue Freshmen defeated the Harvard first year squad in the two mile race from the Navy Yard to Red Top. Harvard evened up the score by coming right back and win ning the Junior Varsity race, also a two miler. Harvard's Junior crew won in easy fash ion, finishing six lengths ahead of Yale. In the freshman race Tale took the lead at mile mark but Harvard held close to her rival. Tale spurted at within half a mile of the finish and Harvard fell away. Tale rapidly opened up a big lead and flashed over the finish line five lengths ahead of Harvard. Two of the Harvard crew collapsed after the finish. The official time was: Tale, 12 min utes 13 1-5 seconds; Harvard, 12 minutes 32 1-5 seconds. Harvard and Tale then took their positions at the starting of the two mile junior varsity eight race. Harvard quickly took the lead at the start, rowing a steady, even stroke. Tale spurted at the halo" mile and cut down some of the Crimson advantage. 1 ale was rowing a 34 stroke. Tale seemed to tire badly in the last half of the race and the Harvard shell shot out ahead leaving a clear stretch of open water between her and her rival. The Crimson crew waa easily two lengths in the lead at the mile and one-half mark and then swiftly drew away from Yale, leading the Blue crew over the finish line by six lengths. The official time was: Harvard 12:29; Tale, 12:53. Clear, hot weather greeted thous ands of rowing fans who gathered to day for the classic Tale-Harvard re gatta. 5 (Continued on Page Thirteen) 600 Here For Sangerfest at High School Six bundred members of the var ious German Singing; societies from all over the state arrived in this city this morning- to prepare for their 9th Saengerfeet and Peace Jubilee, which takes- place here today and tomorrow. The morning- was given over to the rehearsals for the societies and this afternoon contests were in order in four classes. Jn the first group so cieties numbering" 70 voices will com pote for the prize. Second, voices ranging- from 40-50, third, 30-40, and fourth, 30-16. They will be judged on pronunciation, rythm, balance of tone, beauty of tone and phrasing. Tonight a chorus of 600 voices will give a concert assisted by Miss Mel vena Passmoro, soprano, and Cecil Burleigh, violinist, both, artists arriv ing from the concert field of New York city. Tomorrow the Peace Jubilee win be held at "The Farm,' formerly the Black Rock Country club where an all day session will be in order and. a banquet will be served, with the awarding of prizes following. A spe cial entertainment has also been pre pared to amuse all. Fritz K. G-. Weber, well known in this city will direct the band of sing ers.. Harold Yates of New York city will act as accompanist for the art ists. It is expected that the high school auditorium will be over taxed this evening for the concert which will be GBe of the best held in this, city for some time.. The program includes several of the favorite English folk songs. The committee in charge com prises: Touis Hilzinger, Ernest Adams, Herman Gelster, Charles Schwarz, William Eisenmann, Carl Schmidt, Joseph Schietinger, John Ross. George Fehere, Jacob Baisch, Charles Loerper, Matt Schwarz, Wil liam Ban tie and Fritz Weber. delight in nature and her handiwork they should visit the park during the week-end. Victory Drive is another beauty spot of the park. Of unusual at tractiveness, it was constructed and dedicated to the heroes of Bridgeport whose lives were offered on the altar of Democracy. It extends from the Concourse northerly to the golf links. At either end unirjue sign posts bear the name "Victory Drive," and are set in the center of dazzling beds of poppies. The poppies were secured by the park keepers direct from the historic fields of Flanders. Taken from their birthplace in France, where their up turned faces presented a blood red vista for unbroken miles and where they had immortalized the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the World War when American youths were among the first to fall before the Hunnish scourge, they were trans planted to either end ofVictory Drive. Thev represent a beautiful senti ment, and as they lift their scarlet faces to the gaze of admiring pass-, ersby they almost seem to breat I tender feelings of pride and grat tude to the memories of those wbooe acts they commemorate.