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POINTM ENTS I t 4. 4 Suit Against GufFey Monument to the Living Woodrow Crafts Dedicates Estate to Brother hood Dollar for Sultan's Wife Do Women Talk More than Men. Joeeph G. Guffey, who was Di rector of Sales for the Allen Property Custodian. under A. Mitchell Palmer and Francis P. Garvan, is charged by the Govern ment with embezzlement of $406, 000, acquired by him through property saized from Germans during the war. Guffey's attorney says that this sum is in the Feder al Treasury and that his client has a receipt for it. In this case the indictment, to say the least, is highly technical. Let us see what happens. Henry Ford is said to have closed for the purchase of 28,000 acres of ooal mining land in Ken tucky. There are seven mines which produce 10,000 tons a day. If Ford gets that coal, the min ing1 industry will get a lesson in how to mine coal. Watch this transaction. "Woodrow Wilson is to enjoy a distinction seldom accorded to living men. A great memorial will be raised to 'him, while he is In the flesh. Eight tenths of the million dollar fund, neces sary for this purpose, is already in hand. The memorial will prob ably be an endowment of educa tion, which is one of the best forms a memorial can take. Ir. Wilbur F. Crafts, long head of the International Reform Bu reau, Is dead, tout he leaves two thirds of his estate to be devoted to "the brotherhood of man." Dr. Crafts divided the brother hood Into sheep and goats. He often made the goats very mis erable and so, was not by them, considered brotherly. J. Cllne of Emporia, Kansas, who says he is a respectable widower, aged 30 years, asks the Xear East Relief to buy him one of the Sultan's 150 wives and sends a dollar. The offer is de clined with thanks. The Sultan's wives are not for sale, and if Phey were, the price Is far too low, al though in Eastern lands wives are readily had for less than $1 and the purchaser does not keep them unless he wishes Comes Dr. Brill of the TJniver elty of New York, assuming to tell why women talk so much more than men. He says they do not have enough intellectual work to keep their minds busy. Not a good guess for a scientist. It Is not proved that women do talk more than men. They live lone eomer lives and may concentrate their talk in the comparatively brief periods when somebody is available to be talked to. The average woman has at least as much mental, activity as the average man. Women sing, play musical Instruments, sew, knit, embroider, practice domestic Eclence, deal In the chemistry of foods, take the larger share of the burden of running complicat ed households on limited budgets, and rear babies, all of which re quires an intellectual develop ment, at least as high as that re quired of a man who runs an au tomatic machine or something of the kind. Women lack ex perience of the world. This often makes them seem unintelligent to the male. Who is unconscious of his profound lack of experi ence of the things that women do. An analogy to this state of mind is discovered in the atti tude of a person who listens to one speaking a foreign language. Such a speech, be it ever so in telligent, sounds like nonsense to the listener who usually has a feeling of superiority to which he Is not entitled. J. Ogden Armour, retires soon as president of the great Armour company to become chairman of Its board of directors. President once upon a time was the last word In promotion in a great business institution. Now it is the fashion to make promising young men president While the gray old boss, retires to a lofty elevation as chairman of the board. Washington. Dec. SO Charges that Junk dealers in a number of cities had conspired to cheat the govern ment, in buying war supplies at auc tion sales, will be laid before grand juries as bas5 for indictments, it was learned at the Department of Justice today. The charges relate to purchases of materials lie ft over after the war and old piecemeal in auction sales over the two past years The supplies are Usually offered to the highest bidder- m me WEATHER: Entered as second cicsa matter at trie post ojnce t Bridgeport. Conn., under the act of iJ AND EVENING FARMER Subscription rates by mailt Dally WJJS per year, on mouth. Dally GO centa 139 Fairfield Ave-, Bridgeport For New Haven and vicinity: fair" tonight; Sunday unsettled, probably light snow or rain; warmer. For Conencticut: increasing cloud iness tonight probably followed by snow Sunday; slowly rising tempera ture; moderate to fresh northeast shifting to southeast winds. VOL. 58 NO. 308 EST. 1790. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, DEC. 30, 1922 -TWELVE PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS COAL SHORTAGE ACUTE AND EPIDEMIC IS FEARED CALM ACTION ON REPARATIONS TANGLE 2 FOOTBALL doctor held in k, k. x. murders STARS DEAD WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO "Bots" Brunner and Red Wray of Lafayette University Eleven Vic tims of Grade Crossing Tragedy at Woodbury, N. J. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 30. (I. N. S.) Bots Brunner and Red Wray, two Lafayette Uni versity football stars, were killed earlv todav in an auto mobile accident at Woodbury, N. J. The automobile was struck by a Pennsylvania rail road train. "Bots' Brunner and Alex Wray were well known in the fieled of in tercollegiaite athletics, the former having achieved no little distinction during the past two seasons as a toxckfield man at Lafavette college during the last two seasons. He was prominently mentioned for AU-Amer-lcan honors during this season and last and in 1922. led all the Baatiern players In point scoring. Brunner played college football, off and on, for a number of years. He first "appeared in the backfleld of the Lehigh University team but after the war, matriculated at Pennsylvania, whero he played one seuso.ni. He then transferred to Lafayette. Wray was not so well known in the athletic, sense but came of a prominent Philadelphia family, re siding in the Chestnut Hill section. He was a brother of Lud Wray, ror three seasons varsitv center of the Pennsylvania team. In 1920 he alWer niated with his brother in playing the position on the first team. The dead athlete, however. lacked sufficient weight to hold down the position permanently. HERZOG FIGHTS TO CLEAR NAME Baltimore, Md., Dec. 30. Charles H. Knapp, famous in baseball as le gal adviser to Jach Dunn, once elect ed president of the International League and for years a figure in the fight aga.inst the draft, was today engaged by Buck HerzfOg to clear any suspicion around his name in connec tion with the Rube Benton case. Herzog was involved in the orig. rnal Benton scandal, being accused faintly with Hal Chase, of having of. fered Rube a sum of money to throw a game to the Cubs in 1920. There was a hearing before President Hey. dlcr at tlhe time. Nothing was done with Benton or Herzog. SLEUTHS AWAIT BERGDOLL SHIP Pensaeola. Fla.. Dec. SO Police and court officials here were ready to meet the steamship Jupiter, said to be enroute to this port with Grover Cleveland Borgdoll, Philadelphia 4rart dodger, on board as a member f its crew. The Jupiter was expected here to day or tomorrow. Other gulf ports also were being watched closely. Leon Ooun:- authorities stiil hf Id a young man. who said he was William Jones, of Erie. Pa. Sheriff Jones said he did not believe the man was Borgdoll. but was holding him until nnser prints arrived. This photograph shows Dr. B. M. McKeon, formerly Mayor of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, under arrest in Baltimore on the charge of complicity In the two mysterious murders in the little Louisiana town that have been charged directly to members of the Ivu KLlux Ivlan. FEAR FAMINE IN COAL MAY CAUSE"FLU" Plenty of Substitutes but Hardly Any Coal in Regular Sizes North Haven Appeals for Relief in "Flu" Crisis. Fear that a shortage of coat may result in an epidemic of in fluenza was expressed here, today when it was learned that Dr. Sterling Priee Taylor, health of ficer of North Haven, lias askedl Congressman Jolm Q. TSsora to try and get coal for that town to relieve cases of Influenza and pneumonia. Dealers, busy with orders in the larger cities, have neglected North Haven, with the result that a serious condition now exists there. Although the worst storm of ttfe winter was succeeded by freezing weather last night and this morni. Superintendent of Charities today de day declared there had been no no ticeable increase in the number of Applications for coal relief from the poor. Bridgeport is perhaps better off in regards to its coal supply, than some other places in the sta'.e, and In cases of serious illness dealers here (Continued on Page Twelve) PEACTTARLEY ADJOURNED Lausanne. Dec. 30. (I. X. S.) With the deadlock still unbroken, the Near Bast Peace Conference came to a stop today. Following conferences of subcommittiees on capitulations, safeguards for Christians and Turkish straits matters, an adjournment will be taken tonight, until next Tuesday. Lord Curzon, the British Foreign Secretary and chief of the British delegation, is going to Paris to con fer with Premier Bonar Law and Premier Poincare upon German reparations. Mother And Her 4 Children Gas Poison Victims Syracuse. TS. Y.. Dee. 30 A mother and Iier four little chil dren were found dead at their home hero by her husband early this morning. Deatli was caused by gas poisoning. The victims were Mrs. Katherine R. Simone, 33; Mary, 11; John, 8; William, 4; Robert, 2. Simone. completely unbalanced by his discovery, was taken to the psychopathic hospital. In a bedroom the bodies of the three children were found stretched on the bed. Mary, the oldest of the cluidren, was fully dressed. A gas heater and two Jets of of the gas range in the kitchen were burning, and on the stove was a percolator of coffee. Coroner Crane expressed the opinion that death had been caused by monoxide gas poison ing, y Thirty Persons In Main St. Shaken Up Trolley Crash Mrs. Lois B. Bantle of 46 Porter street, is confined to her home today suffering from minor injuries and thirty other persons, passengers on a sou:h-bound Main street trolley car, which crashed into a huge cement r uck at the corner of Main and Grand streets shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. had narrow escapes from serious Injury. Some of the passengers were cut by flying glass and suffered from shock, but all ex cepting Mrs. Bantle were able ;o proceed to their destinations without medical aid. The car, which was operated by Motorman John J. Cody of 666 Cen tral avenue, was proceeding at a slow rate of speed according to witnesses, as was :he truck, which was owned and operated by Kocco Jacouzzi. a contractor of 441 Gar-Meld avenue, and which was proceeding west on Grand street." Both of the operators sighted each other at the intersec tion but were unable to stop in time to prevent the collision. The truck crashed into the front vestibule of the trolley, crushing i in- Panic Ensues. Immediately there was a panic within. Women screamed. Men pas sengers rushed about the car as in a haze, looking for emergency valves with which to stop the car. Some of the patrons after gaining their bear ings, rushed to the aid of Mrs. Bantle. who lay on the floor of the car. When reached she was in a semiconscious condition. A call was put in for the emergency ambulance, which respond ed with Dr. F. J. O'Brien in charge. All but Mrs. Bantle refused medical attention. Another car. which was proceeding in the opposite direction, also had a narrow escape from being mixed up in the wreckage, the motorman of the car applying the emergency brakes just in time to prevent crashing into the truck, which had careened off the side of the car by this time. Both the car and tbe truck were badly damaged and were towed to their respective barns. Traffic was tied up for about one-half hour. The police are investigating with a view to determining responsibility. FIRE DESTROYS WILTON CHURCH LOSS $10,000 Wilton. Dec. 30 (I. N. S.) Fire that apparently started from an over heated furnace has left the rectory of St. Matthew's P. E. church here, a mass of ruins beside damaging the adjoining home of Rev. C. E. Marks considerably and causing a loss of J 10,000. The records of the church are believed to be preserved in a safe that is being sought today in the ruins. Rev. O. Stewart Michael, rector of the church, was making calls on parishioners when the tire started late last evening, and his family were out of town. Flames quickly spread through the house, villagers, lacking fire apparatus being helpless though they saved a piano- and many books before they were drivn out. Embers showering on the roof of the Marks' home, nearby, were extinguished by snow on the roof, whili neighbors pulled off burning blinds. The burned building was erected in 1S56, the church having been estab lished in 1802. VESSEL SINKING OFF NANTUCKET Chatham. Mass.. Dec. 30. A three masted schooner flying distress sig nals and stripped of her sails by the storm, anchored in Nantucket Sound today, three miles off shore. Appar ently a victim of the blizzard Thurs day night, the vessel seemed partly full of water and in need of imme diate help. Captain Robert Ellis ordered the coast guards of the Monomy Point station to the schooner, which was anchored on the leward side of Shov elful Shoal. The wind was blowing from the north, about 3 5 miles an hour. Thief Gets All Set for Spring Painting R. A. Hallock of 35 Colorado ave nue, reported to the police today that a quantity of paint, two ladders and ja number of sash tools which he had been using in repairing the Stanley Cruller Shop, at 1690 Stratford avenue, which was destroyed by fire some time ago., had been stolen from that place. The police are investigating. U. S. AWAITS FINAL WORD FROM ALLIES Washington to Make No Definite Move on Re parations Tangle Un less Premiers Fail to Adjust Differences. By GEORGE R. HOLMES. Washington, Dec. 30. (I. X. S.) Tle United States will make no definite move in the international situation until it can be seen whether the Allied premiers in their meeting at Paris next week ran adjust the differences which have kept Europe in economic foment for three years. If the premiers again fail to agree upon German reparations and other controvertdal problems, and if France persists in her announced intention of occupying the Ruhr Basin on Jan uary 15,, then it is entirely probable that the American government will intervene with a "plan" to adjust the differences and designed particular ly to forestall a French military thrust at the Ruhr. This is the policy of President Harding and Secretary of State Hughes as gleaned today from the numerous official statements, semi official statements and plain, ordi nary conjectures, with which Wash ington has been deluged in the last 24 hours. Will Await Harvey. No hard and fast American pro gram has been worked out it was stated officially today nor is one likely to be in advance of the arrival of Col. George Harvey, American am bassador to Great Britain, who is due in Washington about the same time the Allied premiers gathers in Paris. Col. Harvey has been summoned home for the sole purpose-of advising Presi dent Harding and Secretary Hughes "as to American policy in the current crisis." It is more than likely, however, that this contemplated American action will be along the general line propos ed by Secretary of State Hughes in hi speech in New Haven last night an International commission of eco nomic experts, a "fact finding com mission" appointed by all the gov ernments concerned to survey the re parations situation and render an im partial, non-political report on Ger many's ability to pay. BANDITS ROB 2 PAYMASTERS Cleveland, Ohio. Dec. 30. (I. N. S.) Working with lightning like speed, five armed banditi within an hour this morning held up two plants In widely separated parts of the city and escaped with approximately $27, 000 in cash. After entering the offices of the Ferry Cap and Set Screw Co., shortly after nine o'clock, holding up 20 clerks, and shovelling nearly $20,000 into a valise, they escaped in an auto mobile and a few minutes later held up and robbed the paymaster of the Ohio Buick company, taking a pay roll of $7,450 and an automobile, bearing Ohio license 31S3, and escaped. 14,000 LOAVES BREAD BURNED Willimantic, Conn., Dec. 30 A five ton Pierce Arrow truck with 14,000 loaves of bread belonging to the Dexter Bread company of Spring field. Mass.. was to'-ally destroyed by fire at Columbia just before 2 a. m. today. Joseph Barbo. of Springfield, who was on the seat of ie truck, was bunred about the face and is now in St. Joseph's hospital here for treatment. His condition is believed to be not serious. The truck, which was bound from Springfield to New London, had stopped at Columdba to transfer gas. oline from a reserve tank when flames suddenly shot out of the gas. The cause of the fire is unknown. Coronor Holds Two Men Responsible for Death of Soldier Xorwalk, Dec. 30. Coroner J. J. Phelan, in a finding handed down here 'today, holds E. J. Sheehan, Jr.. and F;-rik De Martino criminally re sponsible for the death of Sergeant Branigan. U. S. A., whose home was in Trenton, N. J. Branigan was killed in a street brawl here a week ago. Truck Skids Over a Snowpile into Factory J. J. Kennedy, head night watch man at the Harvey Hubbell plant .tele phoned to Sergeant Salmon at the Third Precinct last night that a large truck had skidded over a snow pile in front of the plant last night and crashed into the door of thf em ployment office. The truck backed out of the debris and disappeared in the darkness. Police are conducting an investigation and hope to locate the owner of the car. REAPPOINT 13 OFFICIALS TO CITY OFFICES Only Hitch Comes When Mayor Names FairfieldJ Man, Believing Him to Be a Bridgeport Resw dent All Political Groups Represented ii Appointments. NEW BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS. Board of Police Commissioners John C. Stanley to succeed John C. Stanley. Philo C. Calhoun to succeed Philo C. Calhoun. Board of Fire Commissioners Henry N. McCathron to succeed Samuel Dawe William H. Gledhill to succeed Michael Noonan. Board of Health Commissioners William L. Zepp to succeed William L. Zepp. W. A. LaField to succeed J. Henry Cofllahan. Board of Building Commissioners John C. Schwartz to succeed William McLennan. City Plan Commission George M. Eames to succeed George M. Barnes. Walter M. Redfleld to succeed Walter B. Lashar. Board of Apportionment and Taxation William E. Burnt) am to succeed WTilliam E. Burnham. John A. Leverty to succeed John A. Laverty. Robert D. Goddard to succeed Daniel J. Clifford. Anker S. iLyhne to succeed Harry E. Husted. Board of Contract and Supply William E. Burnham to succeed William E. Burnham. Sinking Fund Commission Noyes E. Ailing to succeed Noyes E. Ailing. Clinton Barnum Seeley to succeed Clinton Barnum Seeley. Board of Charities Commissioners F. William Behrens to succeed F. William Behrons. Wrilliam H. Clark to succeed John F. McDonough. Board of Appraisal of Benefits and Damages William P. Corr to succeed Stephen F. Boucher. Oyster Ground Committee Charles L. Lewis to succeed Charles L. Lewis. William Tickey to succeed William Tickey. Charles S. King to succeed Charles S. King. Paving and Sewer Commission John L. Berglund to succeed John Reilly, deceased. MANY ACCEPTANCES TO PROFFERED JOBS Thirteen out of twenty-three appointments to twelve of tlie city boards and governing com missions of the city government announced today by Mayor Feed Atwater are reappointments. That Mayor Fred Atwater has followed the dictates of his own mind in making the appointments Is proved when the announce mrnts showed that some of the appointees are the very ones on whom the Democratic Executive Board waged a concerted war. But one hitch has been made in the appointments. Attention or Mayor Atwater was called by The Times to the fact that Walter M. Redfield, appointed to succeed Wal ter B. Lasliar of the City Planning commission, is a resident and voter of Fairfeld. thereby making him in eligible 'to appointment. Mayor Got Mixed, When asked why Mr. Lashar was replaced, Mayor Atwater said: "Be cause he is a resident and voter ol Fairfield." WThen told that Mr. Redfield was likewise a resident of that town the mayor said: "Well, I did not know it at the time I made the appoint ment. I will see to it, though, that the matter is adjusted." Commenting on the appointments the mayor said: "Every one of them is absolutely individual." All political groups in the city are represented in the appointments, the Democratic organization, the Repub lican organization and the Republican Voters' League. John C. Stanley, former president of the Police Board and Philo C. Cal houn, president, both appointees of former Mayor Clifford B. Wilson, are re-appointed to the board to serve o. term of two years from January 1. Other Appointments. Henry N. McCathron. one of the yrime movers in Republican activity in the Ninth district, has been ap. pointed to succeed Samuel Dawe on the Fire board. William H. Gledhill, Democrat, re. siding at 521 State street, has been appointed to succeed Michael Noo nan on the Board otf Fire commis sioners. Noonan, the stormy petrel of the Fire board, was a Wilson ap. pointee as wa.s Samuel Daw, Those observing Ue appointment from; a political ytandipoflnt seet in McCathron's anipointmemt a clever strategic political move. MaCathj:on. It is said, was no be tlhe Republican candidate for alderman in the Ninth at the next election. His appoint ment to the Fire board removes him from intense political activity. McGathron Group Recognized. " Recognition by Mayor Atwater of McGathron's group will tend, it is said to strengthen that side and weaken the side headed by former Police Commissioner William E. Primrose. McCathron is connected with the McCathron Boiler Works, is well known in business circles and haa been a resident of the city all his life. He resides at 50 Crown street. William L. Zepp. president of tihe Board of Health commissioners, Is re appointed. The executive board it is said discouraged his re-appointment. Mr. Zepp is an attorney with law offices in the center of the city. Mr. Zepp is the Democratic appointee. To Health Board Dr. W. Arthur La Field succeeds J. Henry Callahan on the Health Board. Dr. La Field Is one of the most prominent medical men In the city and is a member of the board of governors of the City Dispensary. His home is at 687 Wood avenue. John O. Schwartz of the firm of Schwartz Brothers, succeeds William McLennan on the Board of Building Commissioners. Mr. Schwartz Is prominent in Republican political circles and was one of the prim movers in the Republican Voters League. His appointment is consid ered a recognition by Mayor Aitwatar of the League. Mr. Schwartz is prominent in Ninth district affairs and is one of the best known builders in the city, making him qualified to the position he has been appointed. The position pays $800 yearly. Eames Returned. George M. Eames also prominent in the Republican Voters League, (Continued on Page Twelve) Italian State and Vatican Near Amicable Settlement Rome. Dec. 30 Negotiations for a reconciliation between the Italian state and the Vatican have reached the stage where actual terms have been proposed, it was learned in offi cial circles today. The conditions imposed by the Vat ican were outlined as follows: TL Papal sovereignty shall be recog nized oyer palaces in the Vatican wardens and a Villa Castel Gandolfo as well as other buildings which have been the property of the church for oenturles. . Poee Pius XI shall renounce afl rather territorial claims, but will re quest an annuity of 3,200,000 lire which has been a standing offer from thie Italian government since 1870. 8. The Vatican requests that the agreement, if ratified, shall be com municated to all foreign governments together with guarantees of independ ence of the church. The movement for reconciliation between the Vatican and Quirinial has taken definitt form since the ere ation of the Fascisti government headed by Premier Mussolini. Pope Pius XI is favorable towards the proposals and at the time of his Mccession to the I'apal throne last vk-as it was reported that one of the first official actions of the Papal gov- to the tlalian government. u the Itlin government.