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THE BRIDGE PORT TIMKS Saftir3av, 'June 25, 1WZ1 L THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES And Evening. Farmer (FOUNDED 1790.) FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant. Griffith & Brunson, New Tork, Boston and Chicago MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHONE BUSINESS OFFICE Barnum 1208 PHONE EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Barnum L287 Published by The Times Publishing Co., 17 3 Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport. Conn. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. SATURDAY, CONNECTICUT MAKES A RECORD. Collections in this State for the European Relief Council, of which Herbert Hoover is National chairman, have reached a total of six hundred and seventy thousand two hundred and fifty dollars and scattering contribution are still coming in. This sum carries the state ' over the top" by twenty thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. Only three out of the forty-eight stales in the United Slates went "over the top" the two besides Connecticut being Minne sota and Michigan and of the three Connecticut leads on the percentage basis. Bridgeport stands seventh in the list of towns in the amount of its contributions have given twenty-nine thousand three hundred and ninety-seven dollars, this being two hundred and fifty dollars less than the much smaller City of Stamford. Hartford gave the largest amount, one hundred and thirty-six thousand, six hundred and sixty-seven dollars followed by New Haven with one hundred and fifteen thousand, four hundred and eighty-six dollars. It is said that the National Chairman Herbert Hoover has communicated to the State officials his per sonal appreciation for Connecticut's accomplishment for what he terms, '"the greatest humanitarian appeal ever pre sented to the American people. " Never in the history of the state has a charitable appeal met with a more generous and general response. Men, women and children of ev ery race, color and creed were touched by the thought of the suffering and starving millions in Europe and gave what they could. It is an act in which the State can take real and justifiable pride. PROGRESSIVENESS The Bridgeport Savings Bank has made a record for itself and the City by being the first bank in the State to elect a woman to an executive position. This was done yesterday when Miss Anna E. Partree, who has been in the employ of the bank for the last eighteen years, was made Assistant-Treasurer by the Board of Directors. This act on the part of the Bridgeport Savings Bank is an other striking indication of the tendency which is becoming increasingly evident to recognize in substantial ways the im portant influence and position of women in the business world of today and the large part they play in the economic affairs and development of most communities. It is only a question of time, and not very long at that, be fore there will have disappeared most of the foolish prejudice against giving a woman any position which she is fitted to fill simply because she is a woman. The Bank is to be congratulated on having taken such a decisive and progressive step forward. COMING It is not a common thing for the Senate to yield much, if any, to the House, but in the Naval Bill as now agreed upon by the House and Senate conferees seventy-nine million dollars has been cut from the Senate estimates and the House, in order to secure this compromise, only had to raise its own by twenty one million. This is a distinct victory for the House and for economy. The most encouraging result which grew out of the conference, however, is the fact that the bill, as now written, includes the Borah amendment authorizing President Harding to enter into negotiations with Japan and Great Britain for a naval disarmament program. As the matter stands the bill, with this amendment, has a fairly good chance of passing. With the amendment once passed by the disarmament question so far as this country is concerned takes on a new status and something more definite might possi bly be hQped for. At any rale it would put this country on record in the matter after a fashion. A GOOD In view of the large and increasing number of fatalities from automobile accidents, Massachusetts' drastic syst bm O f black-listing people guilty of violation of automobile driving regulations could not but be approved of. According to a recent statement of Frank A. Goodwin, the Massachusetts Commission er of Motor Vehicles', this black-list has now reached the aston ishing number of five thousand seven hundred. Justification for the list is evidenced by the fact that nine hundred names have been placed on it since January first. The length of the period during which driving licenses are revoked varies according to the seriousness of the offense. Some persons will never be allowed to drive motor vehicles again in Massachusetts. One of the causes for revocation, and a frequent one, is driving while under the influence of liquor and such offenders are summarily dealt with. It would seem that this Massachusetts method for making operators of motor vehicles more careful was decidedly practi cal and could be followed to good advantage in other parts of the country. A NEW DELICACY One has often heard the expression made that if a certain hing was not so that the speaker would "eat his hat."' Probably this has seldom been done literally, but it is said that it happened in New York yesterday. It was not because of a wager, how ever, and ihere are doubtless many who would sympathize with the poor fellow who ate his straw "lid." The occasion was the pouring into the sewer by the offi cers of a lot of perfectly good whiskey. Breaking through the crowd a chap tried to carry away some of this fluid in his hat. It proved a very leaky receptacle and he ate the straw to salvage the few precious drops. Hat manufacturers wishing to accelerate their business might take a hint from this incident and bring out a new line of goods finished in various sorts of attractive liquids. The big fight, the circus, and Fourth of July only a week away: hot weather and good swimming. What more could be asked for.? It is the "good old summer time" indeed. JUNE 25, 1921 SLOWLY both branches of the Congress METHOD What Others Say SPEAKING HARSHLY. (From the Milwaukee Journal) I don't like to speak harshly to my iittle boy; I want him to love me," we heaj-d a man say the other day. Thafs right; he oughtn't to speak harshly, and there isn't any need of it unless in the early year he has failed to speak firmly. But the poor, benighted man was complain ing to an outsider that his boy would n't mind him. And he thought he was being kind not to make him ir:nd. What a father like that forgets, oi course, is that if the lad grows up regardless of the rights and comforts of others the world will speak to him harshly, whether in word or in that far more hurtful way of leaving him alone. The men who have not been loved by their children because they punished them have been so few that no man with a sense of justice needs to fear such a fate. Butt is a com mon experience to hear a man say: "When my dad got after me you can be sure I had it coming. I wonder he didn't do it oftener." Harshness? Of course not, but that begs the question. When a parent is harsh it is usually because he has lost his temper a little, has not the patience to speak firmly and make it clear that he is insisting on something that is right and ought to be done. It is no easy thing to weigh the shades of conduct and do just what is best with children, buit it is no hard thing to be just. And there is no kindness is an easy-going way which leaves ac hild to find out for himself how stricUy the world will judge him. "COyTRACT-LABOR" DLBRARIAN. (From the New York World). Even though the Immigration Law were all rrght In the main, there is something wrong with it in detail when a librarian who enters this country from Canada to work in the New York Public Library can be de ported as a contract laborer. Miss Eileen Coughlan was hired to work in the periodical room of the library at St. John, N. B. She entered the United States unquestioned and took the job. But when the immigration authorities got wind of the nefarious preUminary agreement they summon ed her to Ellis Island, and, finding her to be a contract laborer, sent her back to St. John. This ruling reaches and passes the height of the ridiculous. Miss Cough lan and other 1-brary assistants in New York might be considered slave labor, working at a wage that never varies far from $75 a month, but contract laborer, under any reasona ble definition, she was not. She was a woman with sufficient forethought to secure an opening in her profes sion before leaving one city for ano ther. Is the United States prejudic ed against forethought? If the Immigration Law acts this way automatically, there is another reason for its immediate revision. If the Department of Labor takes such action on its own initiative somebody should take it in hand before, it caps the climax of its usefulness by barring the international exchange of univer sity professors or prevents artists from entering the country if they have dared to make advance arrange ments for a tour. JTO CHANCE TO START. (From the Evening World). If any pant of the country needs a lesson in efficient police work, it can get it from the way New York handled the landing of Admiral Sims. The flying visit of the navy man in this city contained elements of serious- trouble. If the pro-Sims and anti-Sims factions had mixed, a riot would have been almost inevitable. New York foresaw the danger. The police were out in force and the fight which might have grown into a riot did not have a chance to start. The South with its negro question and other localities where labor trou bles occur should learn from New York's example that the best time to stop a fight is before it begins. EXiECTKIC HOME OF THE FTjTTTKE. Floyd W. Parsons in the World's Work for July: In years to come every home will be a miniature power plant. In each house there will be an installation that will be no more difficult to op erate than it is now to run an elec tric motor. Fuel will be burned un der a small high-pressure boiler In stead of under the now common low pressure boiler. The steam which is produced will not go cfirect to tne radiators, but will travel first through a very simple steam-turbine engine, which will take out all the electric power that can be obtained. Some of this electric power will be used by the householder for lights and for performing labor, but what is not needed will be turned back to the company that operates the cen tral station. The German war criminals are find ing that the war is not yet over. Boston Transcript. "Sounding other nations on disar mament" has a hollow sound, so far. Wall OLlvul Journal. THE SUA Pi: OF THE HEAD HA: NOTHING TO DO WITH CHARACTER. Even one of the most plausible o their statements, namely, that a higi forehead is a sign of intelligence, ha been definitely disproved by th painstaking studies of Karl Fearso: He demonstrated experimentally tha the color of the hair, or its straigli-. ness or curliness, shows one's intelli gence better than does a high fore head, although these are not offere, either as good indices. In othe words, there has been found no defin ite relationship between any sing! peculiarity of the shape of the heat and any trait of character. For many years an Italian crimir. Jlogist, Lombroso, made a study o criminal structural peculiarities am their relaUonship to crime. He fount well-marked tendencies for crimini-.i: to possess certain stigmata or signs but unfortunately the signs of th. criminal were found to be widely pre valent among those whose names hat: never bcajl O00 police blotters. I; was his pet scheme to have all in dividuals who were marked by a pe culiar sign watched by his detectives thus preventing crime instead oi merely punishing it after it had beer committed. It was entirely imprac ticable, for the characteristic sign o! a murderer was found in altogether too many tender-hearted individual to make the scheme at all feasible. All systems of similar nature. which relationship has been sought between traits of character and pe culiarity of the structure, have met about the same fate. In physiognomy litre goal is to find certain landmarks on the face or the forehead which shall stand as univer sal signs of certain traits of charac ter. Before venturing on a theore tical discussion it may be illuminat ing to mention the statement made by a colleague in a recent public lec ture. From "Psychology Goldbricks," by Henry Foster Adams. in the July Scribner. ENOUGH OF "WAR WORK." All over this country you will find traces of sloppy, careless, stupid, awk ward, "I -don't-care" work. God knows there were plenty of bungler before the war began; but they were in the minority. Today the man who does his work with a conscience; the man who feels as personally responsi ble for the stuff that passes through his hands as if he were going to use it himself stands out like a beacon light on a hill. Today the man who does care; the man who can throw off the disease that is upon the whole world is the man with stamina and character who can face his Maker with a steady eye The world has got to have more of ham and pretty quick, too. There is no work, house-work, shop work. office work, field work, that doesn't need doing a great deal better than it has been done. The reward for "War Work," that child of laziness and indifference, is starvation, revolution, fife, and mur der, and every person who is doing that kind of work today is contribut ing to the terrible hell-on-earth that is preparing to rescend before Ion It won't be a fire-and-brimstone hell after death; but it will be a fire-and-gun-powder-and-slaughter hell before death that will make death seem like a vacation unless we renounce "War Work." We claim to be thinking beings; we let on that we are superior to the animals; we are supposed to be civil ized. If beginning very soon, some thing doesn't start at both ends of the line, with the presidents of the big corporations and the newest ap prentices of the same corporations: and if these people up and down that line don't begin to put honesty, sin cerity, decency, intelligence, and civ ilization into their work, there will be so little work left that no one will need bother to do it. Ralph Barstow, in Forbes Magazine (N. Y.). THE POSSTBTIjITLES OF SUCCOTASH. (Hartford Courant) A dispatch in a recent issue of the "Kansas City Star" asserts that the librarian at the Kansas Wesleyan University has received from a grad uate, corn and beans that were taken from the ruins of Mesa Verde where scientists say they have been for 900 years at least They are in a perfect state of preservation and the librarian has planted some of both and has faith that they will ger minate. This is where we part company wiUi the librarian, not having suf ficient faith to go with him further. It is about two years ago, as we re call it, that some one at Arizona's state college came in possession of prehistoric beans found under like conditions and he planted them and expected them to sprout. That, we repeat, was two years ago and not a line have we seen since which has indicated that those beans germin ated They should have been har vested and a second or third crop should be coming on by this time but we have heard nothing to that effect We decline tto get excited over this news from Salina, Kan. As the Peace Dove flies. It's a long, long way to Tipperary. Norfolk Vir- SCHOOL WHY (iO TO COLLEGE (From the. Springfield Republican) If the question were merely one of achieving- material success as quick ly as possible it might bo difficult to mako out a Cttae for a college educa tion. But it can fairly be Bald that even from this rather narrow point of view the devotion of a term of years to study only retards somewhat the beginnings of material success. The graduate may be somewhat hand icapped against a compotitor of equal ability who has been learning a bus iness from the ground up and may be well started at 22. But as time goes on this handicap is gradually reduc ed. What is more, as time goes on the value of the broader outlook which education gives comes to be more fully appreciated VACATIONS HAVE MANY RISKS. (From the New York Times). Perhaps the gravest of hot-weather mistakes are those made by the peo ple who go for short vacations in the country. Not only do they often work too hard at the task of having a good time, but the work consists in doing things for which urban life is the worst of preparation. The re sult is that the vacationist, ,-even though he escapes the typhoid that lurks in "the old oaken bucket," comes home more Ured than when he went away, and it takes him more than two weeks to make up the losses of muscular vigor sustained in the course of unaccustomed and over-violent activities. The benefits of the much-praised "complete change" are always dubi ous except when the change consists in the subsUtution of good or better habits of life for bad ones, and the breathing of pure air instead of that which is vitiated. And until the problem of Indoor ventilation is solv ed, there is not much chance of getting pure air anywhere except out in -the open. Shut a savage up in our houses of offices and he pines in a week, withers in a month, and dies in less than a year. Civilization de velops the power to stand bad air, but that is far from proving it best for anybody. A NATION OF HOME OWNERS. (From the Marion (O.) Star). Preliminary census returns show that 6,000,000 American families own their homes. There are more home owners in the United States than in any other country. Here we find the reason for the inability of Bolshevik agitators to make any headway in this country and for the general detestation in which Communist doctrines are held. The man who owns his home, or hopes or expects to own one, does not take kindly to dangerous exper iments in government and economics. He iB not willing to take the risk of losing his property. It would be ideal if every family could own its dwelling. The crowd ing of people into tenements or apart ments, at the expense of health and sanitation, would then cease to be a civic problem and there would be no profiteering by landlords. The owning of homes makes for good citizenship. He who holds ti tle to the property on which he re sides takes more interest in the bet terment of the community than the one who lives in a rented dwelling. The former is anchored, while the tenant is periodi-caliy confronted with the possibility of having to move. In every way possible encouragement should be given those who suffer from the housing shortage to build their own homes. It would be a happy state of affairs if the great majority of the new houses should be erected by persons who proposed to live in them rather than by those who intended to offer them for rent DAYS to DENBY GIVES SIMS PUBLIC REPRIMAND Washington, June 2 5 Secretary of the Navy Denny late yesterday pub licly reprimanded Admiral William S. Sims for his so-called "jackass speech." Before doing so the ad miral submitted a written report in which he said he did not say what he was quoted as saying in the press reports. Nevertheless what he did iay by his own admission was regard ed by the authorities as a flagrant breach of the proprieties and the reprimand is regarded as one of the strongest ever administered to a high naval officer. The reprimand will be published today on board every vessel in the navy in accordance with the provi sion of the law. Following his repri mand the admiral said "he got what was coming to him." and admitted that "he .spilt the beans" and ex pressed Borrow that "he had caused the administration any inconven ience." His final words were "that he did not know It was loaded as much at it was." Following the tradiUon of the navy the admiral called at the White House and spent ftvem inutes with the President. Text of Reprimand. The text of the reprimand, as it will appear on the record, follows: The Secretary of the Navy, Washington, 24 June, 1921. From: the Secretary of the Navy. To: Rear-Admirai William S. Sims U. S. Navy. 1. On June S, 1912. there appeared in the public press throughout the country a report of certain statements alleged to have been made by you on the occasion of a luncheon given in London on the previous day at which you were the guest of the English Speaking Union. 2. These public statements, if cor rectly reported, dealt with matters which properly should be the subject for comment by no high Govern mental official other than to whom the care of our foreign policy is en trusted. 3. Your letter of June 22. in which you furnish the Department with an abstract of the speech delivered by you on the occasion in question con firms in essential points the aforesaid press reports and shojps that on a public occasion in a foreign country you gave utterance to the following statements: "I do not want to touch cn the Irish question, for I know 'iofhing about it, and have not run across anybody in England who doe;!. Hut there are seme people in our eonntry who technically are Americans, some of them naturalized and some of them native born; but some of them are not really Americans at all. "Some of these people are now try ing to destroy the good relations be tween our two countries. They are Americans when they want money, hut Sinn Feiners when on the plat form. They are enemies of ours and yours. "They are like zebras either white horses with black stripes or black horses with white stripes. We know they are not horses, and some people think they are asses; but each one of these asses had a vote, and It is one of the ir.oouveniences of a repub lican form of govenment that American-born citizens thought it neces sary tc cater to these votes. "This necessarily created a wrong impression on this side as to the sen timents of the great bcxiy of Amer icans, but the people of Great Britain know how much confidence to place in resolutions which are forced by these jackass votes. "Eleven years ago I made a proph ecy which came true. I will venture another now. I believe I shall live to see the day when the English-speaking people of the world will come to gether in bonds of comradeship, and if they do they will be able to run this round globe. Personally. I believe . I shall live to see an inter-English -spc-aking policy, and when we have that we shall have all that Is needed to secure peace and prosperity in the world." 4. The department ineists on maintaining- both the precedent and the propriety which forbid a Government servant of your position diiscussing such matters in a foreign country. 5. That the impropriety of such public utterances has once before been brought to your attention is shown by thf. fact that a public rep rimand was administered to you in '.911 for making the following state ment in a public speech in London: "If the time ever comes when the British Empire is seriously menaced by an external enemy, it is my opin ion that you mav count upon every man, every dollar, every drop of blood of your kindred across the sea." 6. If the reprimand above men tioned the duties and responsibilities of officers of the navy who speak in public were clearly and fully set forth, our remarfes on the occasion now un der cttdcussiaiv therefore, constitute a By DWIG flajgrant and deliberate disregard of sp-cific instructions. 7. The Department is not unmind ful of your record and achievements as an officer of the navy, but the con spicuous position you now hold, cou pled with the fact that you have pre viously offended in a similar manner, merely serves to add to the gravity of the present offense. S. The department deplores the fact that it is necessary to rebuke a flag officer n public, but you have made such action unavoidable. 9. The department expresses its strong and unqualified disapproval of your conduct in having again deliv ered a iiigiily improper speech in a foreign country and you are hereby publicly reprimanded (Signed) EDWIN DENBY. SOVIET RUSSIA MAKES FRIENDS IN NEAR EAST Riga, Iatvia, June 24 Recent ar rivals from Moscow declare that the world little realizes how closely So viet Russia is pushing its friendship with the Near East. In Moscow now the Turkish lega tion occupies one of the most sump tuous of the old palaces an- the per sonnel, garbed in faultless European clothes, present a strange contrast to the poorly garbed Muscovites. The Afghans and other Near Eastern del egations also occupy luxurious quar ters, give elaborate banquets and oth erwise -carry on with all the pomp of the old Eastern courts. Members of Lenine's government are frequently guests at these affairs and entertain the legation personnels equally lavishly in return. Besides this. Eenine has so accom mod ated himself to the psychology of the East that he now exchanges presents with the rulers of Turkey, Persia, etc., as did the rulers of an cient days. A Moscow dispatch today reads like a paragraph from what might have "been an ancient tablet of heiroglyphics describing the visit of a "Babylonian envoy to King Cyrus of Persia. Tt says: "The representa tive of the Soviet government has mad-e his first official visit to the Shah of Persia," presenting to the Shah on a golden salver an alburn with photographs of Soviet leaders of the. whole of Russia as a personal present to the Shah from Ix-ninc." A man who recently arrived from Moscow said : "Few persons realize what a close connection now exists between Russia and its old enemy. Turkey, and for that matter all of the TCear East. Eenine is accom plishing here what the old Russian government could not do by playing up to Eastern psychology. "The so-called Bolshevism in thesf Eastern mmmtries is nothing at ali like the Bolshevism of Moscow, but in each case the Russian agitators have a distinct brand of propaganda designed to dovetail with ancient cus toms of the country in question. P'or instance .in regions where the trade in bazaars is a century old custom, no agitation against free trade has been made." Colorado Shrub Said To Contain Rubber Alamosa, Colo., June 21 San Tuis Valley residents are keenly interested in reports reaching here that crude rubber is contained in an indigenous shrub that grows quite promiscuously in this region, known as "rabbit brush." , E- C. MCarty, professor of botany, at the Clorado Agricultural college, in Port Collins, is expected here soon to gather several hundred pounds of the shrub to ship to Eastern rubber companies for further experiment1 purposes. That the shrub has a large percen tage of crude rubber has already been established, according to Professor McCarty. who says that after extri cating considerable of this material from the shrub, he sent it to a big rubber company for tests. Chemical analysis disclosed, according to Pro fessor McCarty, that the rubber in the shrub wa of a high grade and that it vulcanized readily. Professor McCarty declared in a letter to the local Chamber of Com merce that experiments will be con tinued at the Agricultural College to determine whether the rubber-bearing shrubs can be transplanted and improved. More people died of extreme heat than of extreme cold. France has restored to cultivation 4,000,000 acres of battlefield. There is a deaf azxd dnoft- corps ut the Salvation Army.