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Suit Against GufFey
Monument to the
Estate to Brother
hood Dollar for
Sultan's Wife Do
Women Talk More
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
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
"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,
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
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
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
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-
Entered as second cicsa matter at trie post ojnce
t Bridgeport. Conn., under the act of iJ
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BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, DEC. 30, 1922
PRICE TWO CENTS
COAL SHORTAGE ACUTE AND EPIDEMIC IS FEARED
CALM ACTION ON REPARATIONS TANGLE
2 FOOTBALL doctor held in k, k. x. murders
"Bots" Brunner and Red
Wray of Lafayette
University Eleven Vic
tims of Grade Crossing
Tragedy at Woodbury,
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
"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.
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.
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.
IN COAL MAY
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
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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
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
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
In Main St.
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
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-
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Washington to Make No
Definite Move on Re
parations Tangle Un
less Premiers Fail to
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Only Hitch Comes When Mayor Names FairfieldJ
Man, Believing Him to Be a Bridgeport Resw
dent All Political Groups Represented ii
NEW BOARD AND COMMISSION
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
. 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.