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BOYS AND GIRLS Read The Times' Great BICYCLE OFFER On Page 3 WEATHER New Haven, June 23. Forecast for New Haven and vicinity Generally fair tonight and Sun day. Conditions favor for this vicin ity partly cloudy weather and not much change in temperature. A D EVENING FARMER VOL. 57 NO. 151 EST. 1790 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1879 'BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1921 Subscription rates by mail: Daily J6.00 per vear. One month. Daily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport PRICE TWO CENTS Believe Breach In Party Widened By Signing Bill One of the leading attorneys of the city seen by a Times man this morning and asked his opinion about the Tax Com missioner bill, signed by Governor Lake yesterday, said: "The signing by Governor Lake of the Act of the General Assembly abolishing the office of Tax Commissioner, now held by Arthur F. Connor, and substituting for it three assessors to be elected next November, has already, in some measure, ac complished the object for which it was intended. It has wid ened the breach between the factions in the Republican party in Bridgeport and has greatly embittered the city hall crowd. "The amendment to the charter, ; passed some years ago creating the office of tax commissioner and abol- j jsmng me Doara or assessors, was designed purely for selfish political purposes and to strengthen the King machine and not for the public good. The motive behind the present legis lation, terminating the office of tax commissioner, is not the welfare of the taxpayers, but is a move on the part of the opposition to further dis integrate the King political machine in Bridgeport and is the work of the state machine headed by J. Henry Eorabaci. "It is an open secret that Senator DeLaney, the leader of the Senate, was not enthusiastic in supporting this measure. As a member of the state Republican organization, how ever, he was carried into line and his vote recorded in favor of the meas ure. 'The Connor forces threaten to contest the constitutionality of this measure and will probably do so. The principal ground on which they chal lenge the legality of the measure is the act of the governor in signing the bill after the adjournment of the General Assembly and more than three days after such adjournment. The State constitution provides: ' "Every bill which shall have passed both houses) of the General Assembly, shall be presented to the governor. If he approves, he shall sign and transmit it to the secretary, but if not, he shall return it to the house in which it originated, with his objections, which shall be entered on the journals of the house; who shall proceed to reconsider the bill. "If, after such reconsideration, that house shall again pass it, it shall be ant, with the objections .to the other house, which shall also deconsider it If approved .it shall become a law. Rut in such case, the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas nnd nays: and the names of the mem bers voting for and against the bill, Khali be entered on the journals of each house respectively. If the bill shall not be returned by the governor within three days, Sundays excepted, after it shall have been presented to him the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it; unless (Continued on Pago Ten.) Koozoogian Is Bound Over To High Court George Koozoogian. of 43S John street, Bridgeport's alleged "Jack-the-Whipper," was bound over to he Criminal Superior court by the City court today, whon he was arraigned on charges of assault- Bonds were increased from J50.0 to J1.000, and it is probable that the prisoner will spend the summer in jail inasmuch as he claims to have no money. During the liearing before Judge Frederic A. Bartlet't this morning four voung women who were attacked by the "Whipper." positively identified Koozoogian as The man who assaulted them. Two other girls partially iden tified the man at the time he was placed under arreat, but they did not appear in court today. Koozoogian took the witness stand for a few moments and told Judge Bartlett that he had never seen either of the four girls before he was ar rested a few days ago. Since the time of his apprehension the man has stoutly denied that he has any con nection with the whippings. Late Telegraph News YAL.K ELECTS GIBSON CAPTAIN New Haven. .Tune 23. Langhorne Gibson, of New York city, class of 1922, who rowed at number five in the first varsity crew, was electrd captain of the Yale rowing squad last night to succeed Captain Stephen Hord. The Yale crew did not return to this city last night but stayed at quarters at Gales Ferry to celebrate its victory over its Crimson rivals. POWER BOAT TROPHY MISSING Detroit. June 25. Reports that the llarmsworth trophy, the $5,000 cup emblematic of the world's power boat championship, is missing from its strong box at the Detroit "lacht .club were confirmed today by J. Lee Barrett, chairman of the trophy com mittee. The trophy was won in the regatta off Cowes, England, last fall by Garfield A, Wood. MME. CURIE SAILS EOR HOME New York, .lune 25. Mine Marie Curie, scientist and co discoverer of radium, and her two daughters, leave for France today. In a mahopany cask, lined with lead and steel, was the gram of radium which she received as a gift from the women of America. She has received honorary degrees from ten American universities and colleges. GRASSHOPPER ARM) Colorado Springs. June 25. An army of grasshoppers, es timated to be 15 miles wide and 20 miles long, is advancing on El Paso countv. Colorado, from the southwest, County Farm Agent J. C. Hale announced today. They are destroying virtu ally, all vegetation in their path- fi a s xkm S Band At Seaside Park A band concert will be given tomorrow night at 7 o'clock at Seaside park, by the Coast Artil lery Band. The program will be as fol lows: Introduction America. March Militaire. Overture Rose Munde. Cornet solo Selected by James Phoenix. Mazurka Dragon Fly. Dance Slavonic No. 3. Grand March Entry of Bojare. Selection "Buddies." Waltz L'Estudian tina. Finale Humoresque and Paderewski's Minuet. Hubbell Co., Shuts Down For 2 Weeks That the Harvey Hubbell plant is the latest organization of conse quence to adopt the policy of having all employes take vacations at the same time is evident from a notice posted on factory bulletin boards to the effect that the ship will close down on Saturday, July 2. to resume operations on Monday July 18, at which time it is announced the working- schedule will be one of 48 hours a week. It is understood that similar plan is to be adopted at the two plants of the Bridgeport Brass company, and the idea is gradually becoming the vogue in large manufacturing estab lishments. It seeems like the practi cal thing to do, rather than having the entire organization, including va rious offices, more or less short hand ed, crippled and filled with inexperi enced substitutes during the summer months. Lloyd George Will Have Epoch-Making Irish Peace Manifesto Mfiyor Asks Flags Displayed Mayor C. B. Wilson issued the following proclamation today: Whereas, the City of Bridgeport is to be honored on Tuesday, June 28th, by the presence of Captain Robt. G. Woodside, Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. it would seem to be the fitting thing to have our citizens display from their places of business and their residences, the National colors in recognition of his visit, and I do therefore recommend that the stars and stripes float from the buildings throughout our city in honor of the presence of Captain Woodside. Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Hutchison Wethered British St. Andrew's, Scotland, June 25. Jock Hutchinson, profesional of the Glen View Country club, Chicago, to day became the British open golf champion. He won by a nine stroke margin. Hutchison came into the title by defeating Roger Wethered, youthful amateur from Oxford, in the 36 hole play off of a tie that developed in the championship rounds of 72 holes on Thursday and Friday. The new champion played the 3 6 holes today in 150 against a total of 159 for Wethered. The title was de cided by medal play, low score win ning. A breath of wind tempered xthe heat of a blazing sun when Hutchison and Wethered drove off in their match to decide the British open golf championship. The two players had been tied at 296 strokes for the 72 holes of medal play. There was a Ask Stimson's Aid In Getting War Grafters Washington. June 2 5 Henry L. Stimpson, of New York, has been asked by Attorney General Daugherty to direct the government's search prosecution of alleged war grafters, it was learned today. Attorney General Daugherty is awaiting Stimson's acceptance. Stim son, a member of the cabinet of for mer President Taft, has been urged by the Attorney General to accept the post, with the assurance that he will have the assistance of some of the country's ablest lawyers He is now abroad, and it was said that the At torney General may .hold the place open for a few weeks, hoping that Mr. Stimson will accept. Expect To End Miners Strike London. June 25 Hope for settle ment of the great coal strike which has been in force since April 1, as sumed substantial shape at noon to day when Premier Lloyd George ac ceding to the request of the miners, called a conference between miners, mine owners and himself at the Board of Trade, Monday. In well informed quarters it was confidently predicted today that there will be. a general resumption of work in the mines within a few days. London, June 25 Premier Lloyd George is planning to issue immedi ately an epoch-making manifesto on the Irish question designed to bring about peace in Erin. The Int. News Servcie is able to state this on the authority of one of the prime minister's closest advisers. The forthcoming manifesto was de scribed to the Int. News Service as a "document which will alter the whole outlook of the Irish situation" and as a "most important step toward concil iation following up the King's speech in opening the Ulster Parliament." Rathele Is Again Taken Into Custody Stamford. June 25 Frank Rathele of 2 25 Pacific street, who was releas ed on payment of a fine of $120 in the Common Pleas court at Bridge port yesterday, a six months sentence, imposed in the local court on January 5 for shooting Steve Pisano. being suspended, is under arrest here today on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon on Policeman James Thewlis. Following his releasetn Bridgeport Rathele came here and meeting Po liceman Thewlis on the street, drew a stilletto. Thewlis, who originally arrested the man and who was the principal witness against him at the trial yesterday, declares that Rathele was about to use the weapon on him when he overpowered him. took it away and arrested the man. No Buyers For Norlonc The steamer Norlond that has been attached and is under the libel of the Federal Government is without a buyer at the dock at the foot of Wall Street. I'nited States Marshall Wil liam S. Palmer was commissioned to sell it May 2 6 but no one has come forward to purchase the boat. Cap tain Dogy. who with his wife and son are the only persons on the boat, says about four or five people come and look at it daily and assert that they would buy it but for the poor busi ness conditions. The captain says the owners made a foolish move when they cut the ends to let automobiles pass on IC Captain Dogy's wife has been called away to attend her brother who is dying and the skipper is manning the ship alone today. Defeats And Wins Open Titl( great crowd gathered at the course when today's game began. The first hole was played in steady fashion, both players getting fours, while at the second Wethered ap proached short from the rough and Hutchison pitched over the green, both taking fives. Hutchison got a lead of two strokes at the third, wiiere he placed a beautiful approach shot three yards from the pin, and holed out for a three. Wethered drove his second shot right over the green and down a bunk, taking five. Wethered, however, drew level at the fourth, where his second shot was nicely on the green, and went down for a four, while Hutchison sliced his second over into the new course and put his third in a bunker near the green. He barely got out with his fourth, and was down in six. The players were even at the fifth (Continued on Page Ten) Sends Reward For Her Arrest Policemen are always prepared to cope with surprises, but Cap tain James Walker, of the Traffic bureau had a- brand new stunt pulled on him this morning. A few days ago a woman was ar rested here for speeding, and to day Captain Walker received a letter from her, in which she en closed a $10 bill in appreciation for the efficient work of the traf fic "officer who placed her under arrest. This is believed to be the first time in the history of the Bridgeport police department that a person has ever volun tarily paid for being arrested. Teachers In Norwalk Fail To Get Pay Norwalk schools closed for the year yesterday, and one of the main fea tures of the event was the fact that 2 8 teachers failed to receive their salary checks for the month of June. As matters now stand, the luckless ones have contributed a month's work for nothing, and have no immediate chance of securing their money. Rail road fares are high, and it was said by one school official this morning that there is nothing for the teachers to do but borrow money unless they have saved up some cash. Among those who have not been paid are Superintendent of Schools George V. Buchanan, the public school nurse and the highest salaried teachers. It is a case of the last be ing first and the first being last, ac cording to all the dope. (Continued on Page Ten) Lonely Soldiers Are Entertained At Beach Today Several prominent women and club members volunteered their services by acting as hostesses and chaperones at Lonely Soldiers Day at Pleasure Beach. Mrs. De Ver C. Warner offer ed the use of automobile and furnish ed lemonade and other refreshments. Everything on the beach waa thrown open to the soldiers of all ranks. Great fun was enjoyed on the various amusements as well as in the huge dancing pavilion. Three hundred or more members of the fairer sex were present and aided in making the day a merry one for the lonely soldier boys. See Shutdown At Lake Plant It is rumored that a lay off in cer tain departments at the plant of the Lake Torpedo Boat company is to come in a short time. Rumors of this nature twice before during the late winter and early spring did not materialize, 1 ut men employed there are expecting such a happening, due to the fact that work is rapidly being finished on the last of the under water craft on the ways. This boat is to be launched about July 23. Some men will finish their end of the work before the fighting boat is completed, and others immediately after. It is stated by some of the men who are expecting quiet times at the Lake plant, that even if new con tracts were available it would be some time before work would pro gress far enough for employment to be made for all now working at the Seaview avenue plant. Interest Runs High In Bicycle Contest The race is on and the best bicycle is leading. Boys and girls are coming along strong and there is no faltering. The boys and girls are rapidly coming in and leaving their signed subscriptions so they can be verified while they are working for the remainder of the thirty-eight. An exhibition of the IXDIAX models, to be given by the Times, can be seen at The Bridgeport Bicycle Co., 109 Gilbert street, oppo site, the Y. M. C. A. Call there and see what a wonderful bicycle the INDIAN is, also see the line of Heath sporting goods offered. The Indian bicycle races are being held at Seaside Park this afternoon, so get there early and after watching the exhibition you will surely want to get in with the others and win one. Claim Real Estate Man Started House On Land Not His Holt Gave 60 Day Option On Three Lots Which Expired Yesterday to Find Buildings Being Erected on His Property. Legal action will probably follow the action of Benjamin Berg, real estate dealer, to transfer to one of the most import ant real estate dealers in the city a tract of valuable land on Capital avenue on the strength of an expired 60 day option. On the strength of Berg's statement construction of three houses has been started on the land through the infringement of prop erty rights of the owner. This fact came to light yesterday when James Holt, popular clerk in the tax commissioner's office, learned that building construction had been started on lots No. 46, 48 and 50 on Capital avenue. In the investigation that followed. Berg's transaction was unearthed. Early in March, Holt was ap proached by Berg and secured a 60 day option to purchase the lots at $1,000 each. The option expired May 15, and nothing further was heard of the transaction, although Berg claims he secured a verbal extension of time. Since the option expired. Berg en tered into an agreement with Henry B. Saltman, one of the largest real estate dealers in Bridgeport, who took over the property and started McAuliffe Notified To Take Charge Of "Hooch" Suppression New Haven, June 25. Thomas A. McAuliffe, who since the enforcement of prohibtion was inaugurated in the state has been state enforcement agent, has been notified by Elme C. Potter, the new agent for New Eng land at Boston, to take charge of the work off suppressing the sale of "hooch" in Connecticut. The num ber of enforcement men in the state will eventually toe increased to at least 20, in place of the 14 formerly engaged in the work and Mr. Mc Auliffe expects that he will, with the assistance of increased force, be able to clamp down the lid tight on Illicit liquor selling and manufacture in the st."-te Most of the 1 4 men who were laid off sometime ago 'because of lack of funds, will be reinstated. Five of them reported yesterday and were set to work by Mr. McAuliffe. The in crease in the force will be made as soon as the funds become available on July 1. It is understood here that 40 agents in New England have been reinstated by the Boston office. Girl Died From Burns Of Sparkler That little Lucy Klinkoski, five vears old. of 517 Jane street, died from the sult of serious burns re ceived on June 16, is the finding of Coroner John J. Phelan who holds no one personal criminally to blame. This is the first fatality reported in this vicinity of a death due to the celetoration of Independence Day, the little girl being the victim of a pre mature igniting af a fire cracker or sparkler, which in some unknown way set fire to her dress. The coro ner finds that the burns were in them selves not sufficient to have caused death, it being believed that the shock she sustained from the at tendant fright had as much to do with it as did the burns. No Penalty If Woman Has Beauty Chicago, June 25 Acquitted by a jury in an hour of the charge of de liberately slaying her lover, Herbert P Siegler, wealthy Chicago man. but wan and fatigued from her three weeks battle to escape the noose. Mrs. Cora Isabelle Orthwein planned to day to "go to the country" where she coiHd forget the tragedy of her erotic love. With faltering words she thanked the jury. Then, as she sank into a swoon, sympathetic admirers and friends showered her with kisses. Lloyd Heth, state's attorney, who led the prosecution was convinced to day that "beauty" cannot be convicted in such cases. "It is impossible to convict a woman in this country if she hapens to have the semblance of good looks," he stated. "The promiscious shooting down of a man by a woman should be stopped." construction of three houses. Ttve cellars have already been built, sew erage and connections started. Building permits were secured in the name of Saltman who gave the commissioners Holt's page and vol ume number of the land records as proof of his authority to build. Investigation of the land records show that the page and volume of fered by Saltman bear Holt's name as the sole owner of the property. Mr. Saltman was reached in New York today by a Times reporter and said that Berg had a receipt for the purchase price he had paid, and based his right to build upon that. Mr. Holt has placed the matter in the hands of Attorney William M. Bent. Fine Spirit Is Shown Toward Bridgeport Day Tvever has there been a more splen did spirit of co-operation shown than is being exemplified now between the merchants of Bridgeport in assuring the overwhelming success of "Bridge port Day," next Tuesday. Tradesmen in all lines are co-operating to the limit in the matter of slicing profits so that the shopper from near and far may benefit. "Bridgeport Day" which is being sponsored b- the retail board of the Chamber of Commerce, is being pro jected for three reasons First, to at tract suburban buyers; second, to at tract city buyers; third, to cement still further the bonds that hold the merchants of the city together. Merchants in all lines are 'planning stupendous values to cheer the shop per in this season when so fc much is needed for the hot months ahead. "To buy is to save' 'is the slogan adopted by the board as being sig nificant at this time. And the values that will bi offered will mean note worthy savings in the pocketbooks of all classes. The two boards most active in this project are the Advertising committee and the Trade Betterment commit tee of the retail board of the Cham ber of Commerce. Jitneys Not To Raise Fare Jitneymen have taken exception to a claim said to have been made by President Ktorrs of the Connecticut company, that the jitneys would soon be forced to raise their fare from five cents to a higher total. This was mentioned in connection with the proposed bus lines to be possibly operated' by the trolley company, at a ten cent fare, wth transfer privi lege. Many of the busmen state that there is no idea in mind, of a fare increase. They point out that when trolleys were not running, when the buses had a temporary monopoly, and when tires and gasoline were at the peak price, they did not raise their fares, and they have no intention of doing so now. It is pointed out that tires, gaso line, and living expenses of opera tors, as well as new machines, are somewhat lower than a year ago, and as proof that the jitneurs have no thought at the present time of put ting over a boost, attention is called to the fact that some little time ago the fare on the Paradise Green line was reduced from ten to five cents, and apparently is working out satis factorily to the men on the run as well as the patrons of the lin.e Mens' Assembly Of Fairfield Congregational Church Open New Athletic Field Tod The new athletic field situated on land owned by the parsonage of the Congregational church in .Fairfield was opened at 2:30 this afternoon. The christening of the new play ground was planned to be in the nature of the first of annual field days, and an attractive program of athletic events is being run off. The field is to be conducted under the auspices of the Men's assembly of the Congregational church, of which Rev. C. E. Silcox is pastor. The affairs this afternoon. which started at 2:30, is expected to last until 5 o'clock, the athletic events to be followed by a general get-together picnic in the grove which ad joins the athletic field. Lewis And Gompers Confident Supporters of Both Keep U p Relentless Cam paign Believe Vote Will Be Close. Denver, June 25. Both can didates for the presidency,. John L. Lewis and Samuel' Gompers went, to the conven tion hall claiming that they had sufficient votes to win. 'Supporters of hoth candi dates kept up their relentless campaign, which had been in progress during the last, week. But neither had made any pub lic announcement. Labor leaders declared that the contest woald probahly be a close one. as many of the delegations were splitting their votes. Ths convention in its rfrst night session last night disposed of the question of future relations with the International Federation of Prides Unions and the recognition of the Russian Soviet govern ment. Almost riotous scenes marked both actions of the convention, which sus- lr3l?rthe action of the executive com mittee, m severing relations with the European labor movement and in condemning the Russian Soviet gov ernment. When he put the Rulkn question to vote. President Corner" cSfJ T hard ,72 "machine ruleoe! t-ause he declined to permit delegates etu. m dCfeT,Se 01 the Sovlettov-hfi)- 5;?art f. Chicago, withdrew PriTeTL " ru,e" "hen . "i,as inreatened with preferment of charges. him -in-e international relation"! corn- rprrirn ,n l i . , . utive council continue its negotiation.; dn enort to have the inte.rr,ati. amend its la.WS SO thai Ih. uTSm? tmay haW! opportune ble date' earliost Pi- J" adI?tinS the report on the "--wraM leaeration, the vention declared that it "has con front wi mat oeen tne m-Honf champion nfl .r thP Mfifacan people and PTnreccprl ni.-f; : .. . - v, - "uucjiira tnat "our hopes are finding fruition." tho gh mindXul of the greet which sUIl seeks satisfaction in the rich re sources of Mexico." Stanchfield, Noted Lawyer, Dies At Home 0(XeY ,Iork' June 25 John B. fatanchfleld. former lieutenant gov ernor of the state, senior member of the law firm of Stanchfield & L-evy, and one of the leading atton, neys of the New York bar, died at his country home, Islip, L. i., today of kidney trouble, at the age of 66 years. He had been ill about ten days. Surviving him, besides the widow, are a married daughter and one son. John B., Jr., who was for merly district attorney here. Novel Way To Repair Trestle The New York New Haven and Hartford railroad has a novel way of cementing between the stones on their trestle at Water street. The process consists of water being blown on the crevices through a motor compressor, after which cement is blown through the compressor and sticks to the wet rocks. Bl'RGLAKS TAKP GROCERIES. Burglars entered the grocery store of Frank Hava, inn 2 Maplewood avenue last night, and made off with a quantity of groceries. Entrance was gained through a rear window. XATIOSAI, GL'ARD STARTS HOME Hartford. June 25 Conn. National Guard units, including all the infan try companies and battery A, field ar tillery, returned to their home sta tions today after a fourteen day's tour of Duty at Camp Devens. Thekfirst coast artillery and 4th company coast artillery crops, will return tomorrow. L. A. Beecher heads the i committees that have worked make the new field possible, opening a success. J. X. Hu is in charge of the "stunts" tc tempted during the afternoon, M. Miel will conduct a "side while H. Kdward Riker is m of the sport events. E. M. man acted as a reception comn Among others who have wc hard to insure the new fieldope with the proper send off. are O. C. Veroli. W. O. Burr, and R. A. Knig Anyone and every one interested : the churt... athletic events, or ar feature connected with the opening will be made welcome.