Bridgeport Telegram, January 5, 1918

Bridgeport Telegram

January 05, 1918

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Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut Largest Morning .Circulation in Connecticut THE WEATHER See Bottom First Column 'OL. LIV. NO. 77 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY TWENTY-FOUR ALF BRIDGEPORTS FACTORIE CLOSE UNLESS COAL lay Object lo Control fter War Railroad Bill rell Received in Most Pro- lises Labor Square leal; Asks for Loyalty. Jan. regulate in. to jt's operation to guarantee Ipensation on the govcvn- of railroads the carriers' the basis of average operating income :hc last three years was td of Congress, to-day .by. iidcnt Wilson in an address )th houses in joint session, embodying his rccom- Idations, and carrying an ppriation of a half billion :s as a ''revolving fund'' introduced immediately an attempt will be made them to prompt pas- ile the President's address ivith general approval, among ocrats ond Republicans alike, sition -is expected to -develop a provision in tho administra- bill that federal control shall inuc after the war indefinitely, ntil Congress orders otherwise-, over, details of the basis. ling Labor Problem. Jhile the legislative wheels were Imoving, Director General Mc- spent a busy day planning a of labor questions wilh is of the four railway brother- Is, and finally decided to refer [brotherhoods' pending demanu la general wage increase to an board of four members to Appointed by him in a few days, board will investigate all ses of the brotherhoods' de- lids and recommend a course to McA'loo. His decision will be Etive as to wages from January ASK WOMEN NOT TO TALK ABOUT WAR IN PUBLIC l-.oston, Jan. aro not (c> talk about UK: in public in a statement issued by tin: Massachusetts C'onmiittoo of the of national defense lo- nifjht. It Is natural, the state- ment says. Cor a woman to telL a. I'rioiul iiew.s her son or lias written liable from the front or I'rom ramp. SH'aiiJiors, both men and wo- men, have been observed malc- notes of these, conversa- tions, it is said, and in this way ofleii learn tin: date-, of saiiiufj of some transport or of soino troop movement. The. commUfoo. rcoommeiulf, these three rules for women to follow: indulge in war talk of any Uind outside of your own home. leave about careless- ly letters from men in service which tell of possible move- ments or eanip Jlead and destroy. "Never indulge in telephone conversations upon these snb- iccts: even wires sometimes leak." Return All Queries in 12 Days Draft Boards to Close Up All Registration By that Limit on the! Draftees AH Should! Now Have Question-1 ELM CITY MAN HOPES GERMANY WILL WIN WAR naires. Within the next every registrant of Allies Austria, Bulgaria and Tur- key Object to Domineer- ing Attitude of German Representatives at the Peace Parley. Although the peace conler- representativcs 12 days., this city must have his filled out ques- tionnaire returned to his local division board. The last lot of questionnaires will be mailed from the division boards on Tuesday, January 0. and these! must be returned on or before j January 17. j Every draftee who was call- j cd for examination in the first j draft should by this time, have) a questionnaire in his posses- j sion. If he has not yet received his paper, he should call at once at the office of his local loarcl, and inform the officials i that he has not received a I questionnaire. i To Issue all mas imposed sentences of four iths In the Hartford county jail Banti and of six months in Fairficld county jail upon teiil. O'Neill is a clerk In the ler institution. fhe caso had been "before the (rt for nearly two weeks and m- the forging of the signature John Barlyski to a postal money the cashing of the same and ?lit of the proceeds between the convicted. Barlyski and JJanti prisoners in the jail at l-lgervort in 1D10 and Barlyski sont a money order to pay Its in his case. This, it was was signed by Eanti and Ihed by O'Neill and the money licled. O'Xeill acknowledged in that he cashed the order bur. >re he gave the moiu-k to -yiski -whu testified that lie received it. P.anti admitted ling's name to tho or- and said O'Xeill told him to. authorities he will bi- classed as a draft dodger, and place.1! under- arrest immediately. In such cases, the offenders will i'ai-c severe punishment. The while cards will be of the same size t.'-ie. blue registration cards, nn-.l will lo show that the person rallied thorcon has been duly reg- isfrr-R and classified in the sclctivo i-iafl, chief ditnculty -which loc.a divi: ioii boards arc now facing is failure of registrants to notify thiir boards oC changes address. I'raft have been greatly hindered because of this fact, since Jho llatiin of tho (juestion- system, and despite frequent rnings, registrants continue to ;'ail notify tlic boards ol: changes, i ,'i'iidreds of Mucsf ionnaircs are re- I'.trned lo division boards every poslincn being unable to lo- fi.'.te Ihc parties to whom the en- velopes are addressed. iOraftecs who have changed their place of: residence since Juno fi, and have Police to Report Al! Viola- 5 tions tf "liightless Night" Order Names of aLight Slackers" to Be Sent to Gariield for Federal Action. Bridgeport merchants who fail to" obey the lightlcss night orders sent out by United States Fuel Administrator Dr. Garfield and New England 'Fuel Administrator James J. Storrow will now be punished. The plice have been empower- ed to take immediate and dras- tic action in treating with such slackers who are not willing to help the federal govern- ment conserve their coal sup- ply by making this slight sacrifice two nights each week. Connecticut Food Admin- istrator Limits Price that Dealers Can Charge Per Quart Based on De- livery at City Dairy Plants. Hartford, Jan, of milk were set to-day by Robert Scovillc, federal food adminis-; trator'for Connecticut the re-j tail selling price to be 15 cents i a quart delivered in bottles' with an additional charge when similarly handled in pints. Fix 1'riee For 1'roduccr.s. The producers are allowed a hundred pounds for milk show- ing a butter fat content of per cent, with an increase of four cents per hundred weight for each j additional point of butter The price to producers is fixed on the basis of delivery at the city plants. The retail price is made on the assumption that the milk conforms to the state standard regarding butter fat, lhat containing- 3.25 per cent of .such cream content. The retailers will pay 18 cents a ciuart for bottled milk, and hotels, restaurants and institutions buying milk in cans'will pay 'J. 1.5 cents a quart for state standard quality. In a statement issued to-night by Administrator Scovillo bo says thai: the prices set were arrived at nftcr extended'and careful inves- tigation of ;.ill -the factors sur- rounding milk production and aft- er many conferences .between pro- ducers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. Tlic cj.uotcd per- tain-to all cxcepf; the extreme' east- ern sections of tho state where a, charge of one-half a cent less is .set, the Boston rates, New York schedules being used elsewhere in Connecticut. It. is explained that milk prices were fixed with regard to three problems; adequate profit for the producers, a fair profit for retailers and the lowest price pos- sibto to the consumers. If the present scales aro unreasonable they will later be subject to revis- ion, it is stated. The Bridgeport Telegram yesterday added its appeal to those already sent to Fuel Administrator Garfield for relief for Bridgeport. The telegram sent to Dr Garfield follows: Dr. H. A. Garfield, Fuel Administrator, Washington, D. C. Bridgeport, Connecticut, a. community whose product is most needed to wi'n the war' is acutely suffering for lack of fuel. Unless relief is immediately forthcoming not only intense suffering and misery will follow, but the manu- facture of munitions so badly needed to win the war will be stopped. We appeal to vou for immediate relief. BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM. failed to notify their local boards j 1'olice To Tour City. of fact, are again urged to attend to this matter as qnTckly as possible. Order of Mailing. Questionnaires will be mailed as follow-; from local draft boards to-day: Hoard Order Xos. One- 4S5G to secretary for foreign affairs tar-k of outlining in llu; functory stylo the (rend of negotiations up lo ilu: timo the pr-I'- ll i f- th.a 2 4 71 to 2620 Tiii-eo to -cnato niililary ;ifl'airs fommilMc-i'. rHtigating di.-jia r( mi'iit. activities conliiiuo tlicrt! will bo ample support to put a, mcasuro through Congross ore.- aliiig I'M' dppa rlnifnl ]'ros- 'idi-iil I'onn.s very against hiich a Russians Pay Employes Bonus in Meriden Shop Meridcn, Jan. of !hc Russian commission, on the Russian rifle contract oC the New Knghvnd "Wcstinshonsa company at the local plant were to-day presented with 111 1-li per cent, 'of their earnings during the length of service. Tho g'it't was distributed among employes and amounted to native Americans, mostly women and the rest natives of .ilussU were the beneficiaries. Work on the rifle contract for the Russian government ceased to-day when 500 hands were laid off. The company has been. Taken over by the Colt Patent 1'ire Arms Manufacturing company ami the 500 employes were retained to make jigs arid dies for Ihe Brown- ing' machine prun. Col. Andrew I'aykin and Captain l-'cter TarasolT of tho Russian commission have no immediate plans for tiio fu- ture. The colonel may jojn (ho .Canadian forces for services at the front. The comniisHioncvs have been here since, jSliircli. JiHO, for the purpose of expcdiVi-w the manufacture of rifles. Woman Falls Overcome By Icy Out Pipes Causes Lively Mounts to 16 Degrees Above. Although Jack Frost's reign in Bridgeport at 1 o'clock this morning seemed to have pas- sed into history, according to the thermometer which regis- tercd above zero, there was one prostration from the cold j and ?'-0 people, were imperilled by a lively blaze in a four tene- ment house caused by thaw- ing out frozen pipes, being driven into the streets. Falls From Cold. Chilled through and through by the high northwest winds yester- day afternoon while doing' her week's shopping Mrs. Karl Hylcr, 35, of King street, Stratford, dropped to the" .sidewalk at last night and was taken into Iho Slater shoo store at 112S Main street from which place a hurry call waa sent for the Emcrsoncy hospital ambulance. Dr. 19. Pa- suth hart Mrs. Hylcr carried lo llic Kmcrjrency hospital where she was fjivcn treatment for chills. According to the story that Mr. T-lylcr told Mr. Pasntii at the hos- pital he and his wife had been shopping all afternoon and had al- most completed their purchaser when they started to enter the Sla- ter .shoe store to purchase a pair ol: shoes for their baby daughter when Mrs. Hylcr dropped, over- come by the cold and fatigue. Ac- cording to Dr. Pasuth the woman is not in a serious condition. Star} Ijivcly Blaze. .Fire at 5: IS o'clock yesterday afternoon caused by plumbers (Continued on Pago 21) Theaters to Pay War Taxes Senator Seeks vestigatson to S u c h- Legislation Lovett Blames the Tag System for Delays. Washington, Jan. 4. --Recit- ing alleged clcmoralixatioii ol: llu' labor situation in the coun- try because ol: Avagcs paid for govcrnincMit work, Senator King of Utah, to-day intro- duced nv resolution proposing' an by the Senate labor committee with a view to legislation siaiulardixing wages. The resolution went over under the rules. Appointment of a commission by the 1'rcsidenl lo c.induct an inves- tigation and reeomnu'iid legislation to meet tin: vi'obloiiss that country will face upon the close of tho war is proposed in a rcsolu- tic'n introduced to-day by .Senator .lonos of com- mission would bo composed of L'T Situation j Is More Alarming Desperate Efforts Beiof Made to Locate and Hurry Fuel to This City; Also in Dire Plan Be Considered To-nigfil railing to receive ment aid' in the hour trcmc need, the fuel sitti.ation'l in Bridgeport to-day takes a inorc menacing aspect, ariclFr. indications arc that unless'trie! expected 50 carloads of soft; coal arrive by halt of Bridgeport's will be crippled for want' of 1 coal, and many factories shut down on Monday 'becausey there will be insufficient fueW in the city to care for their; needs. j Floods of telegrams and phone messages directed to rail-: road authorities and fuel admhi-i istratiou representatives every-' whore along the lino failed, up to hiKt night, lo give any inkling of the whereabouts of tho promised coal relief for Bridgeport. Stato Km; I Administrator Thomas Unroll h'st night that he had 110 information whatever as to Ihe location at the present time of Ihc coal cars which he proril- isod on Wednesday under instruct lion from higher authorities would bo started immediately for their i in tliis city. i -Mayor I'ruini.sos Aid. j an absolute famine of coal, 1 not only for factor.y ttse, but for I eouMunption in the homes as I staring thorn In the face, a com- mitlee appointed from Bridge- i port's keenest manufacturers anct'- iiien yesterday continued; I their plans for perfecting a system- to pool all coal that comes into the city, it he hard or soft.. Tho committee met yesterday aft-.- .-vn.-'fin with .Mayor Clifford B.-' Wilson, and the various phases of !ho problem were taken up. The; tu.iyor promi.-'cd those men all the municipal .'tid that under the char- ter he is cmiiowercd to" an omereucy. I'ut all (lie pooling arranse- ments in (ho vorld won't bring-tha' intfi tho city any faster, and .practically every person connected j or intimate with the situation en- rcpresonta.lives of ii- j tort aiiv.'d last night a pcssimistio nancial agricultural and j view of the proposition. All the interests of flic couuiry who would i carefully laid plans of the "local servo for six months unless it was1 fuel committee and the mariufac- necessary to prolong the investisa- i turers and coal dealers of the city; tion. The resolution would a p- lean accomplish noUiins unless aid propriale for the ex- I arrives from outside. pense of the commission. Lovott Shii'ts IMaiiK-. Blame for tho congestion rail- road lines and irc.ight v.-'r.ioh save profo'roiica in niovo- moiit to all cars boi'.riirA' oi'licia! uijrs. ,'fudse Lf.'vctt. oxolainod hia staioment Avas made to correct (Continncd (in -S) Hold Car Crew for Man Dying in Hospital With a I'raolurr-d skull I'eti'r Marcllo, of GSI! Jlarimm avenue. Is to-day lying in a. ward at. the I'.ridgeport hospital and physicians hold out no hope for his recovery. At, a lain hour last evening physi- cians from the hospital said that Marcllo was still unconscious and could not his story of how he happened to be hit. by an r-Ioclric car on IJarnnm avenue early j iorilay morning. In Ihe nu-aM- Huro "William Uilhorl, of I-I I it JOast Main street, molorman of tlio car, and Thomas Walsh, of .I'.road slrccl, Iho coinluclor, ari> being held hi fl.OOO bonds by Iho police pending an inveslisjai ion of ihc ae- cidenl. Arrest Grocers for Overcharge for Sugar Xrw York, Jan. of i-liar.uing excessive pricru for sugar, Nichols and t'ompany, wholcsiilc grocers, of this rapitalix.ed at SU.UOO.UIHI have siimmonod lo apuoar rtisouta lives bel'oro I In- fi di'r board hero to-morrow. Complaint has I he concern chars pound for sugar price v> as .1 0 rcnl in ;uni looao a Collecting war taxes frc.'m thea- ters in this city for the month of November, Uncle Sam will obtain approximately with which to help win tho war. Theatrical managers in this city have- bo en i called upon to send in tho taxes! eolleelcd from tho public and they arc. now busy straightening out ac- I c'.'itnts. war taxes on ol' theatres went, into effect Novem- ber J, but Ihe government did not call for tho money until yesterday. '.I'm; J.' amusemcn t of this city, -Uyric, l.'oli and 1'iaxa theatres will contribute lion's share of the taxes with a check for This is caused by Iho higher priced admissions which call for a higher war tax than some of the moving pijelure.s houses where only a, penny is called for and in some two cents. All iln- Ihea-i Ires in Iho city will have lo contri-' buto the fund and the 1 saloons educe Hours to Save Coal Hartford. Jan. -1. Tho Usjiuir liealcrs have agroeil diico their hours of Viusine hours a day, opening at S instead of live aiul at "11 P'. hi. instead of midnight every" niuht. except. Saturday. The cnrtailmoul is entirely voluntary and is intend- ed to rod u co tho ooiiMimpJion o-'.' Cliuncc-s of Holier. that the factory wheels of lurnins' and the people from untold s-iffer- thc hastening of the elief. which is to conic in the shape of 50 carloads of soft coal, about 2.000 tons, which aro several days ovterdue. The othor is a quick let-up in tha weather, that will loosen up ico lhat is imprisoning. Ijai-s'Ort and othor vessels laden wiiii co.-.l, bound fast in the sound where thoy bo no possible value to the facr- lories or people in this city. far! K. Siomon. chairm'.m of tho fuel committee of the United Stales l-'uol administration, 'ad- mitted 1, niijht (Continuod on that unless tha Vase 24) ser ones have boon called th.o. following anioiiiiis: I'oil's tliealre I'laxa Lyric. I '.ijou in upon J rippodroino Total The, Arco. Isinpiro, Park L'ily. 1' Scmii Knd, I hr-a 1 ]'i s will !urns for the 1 Josl wicU, J.iborly, Oak, ark, I'astinio, and Strand ilsn have lo niako. re- j mont h of November and Iho, amount will easily ovor the mark. The .uovem- mi.Mil. has Lvivon the theatrical num- a month, lo mako out r.'Jurn-i and send them in and :.oiue of Iheni arc. now Ihu report t'or the first luoulh. rence.od io- oor. t to or.l his'. e on fuel e aro cous l-i wdl not s .it 10 o'clo r-.-fusi' to d onlii i ho intended tu make i I ho licensed dci'lor curia ilment: inlo Mund.iy. .Ian. 1 7 m unlil_ April I, I bar the fin.-1 itnpi'ovcil. Fuel ad Need" of Park City I'.. Jan. 4.. MeXeil. i- ul of the Kami Terminal iiio.jiMi'.y. of I'.i'idsreport. Conn., conferoiico wilh Dr. Harry dai-'iold, national fuel admini- 'lor. hero this afternoon. Mr. N'-.-il iiiiprossod upon tlie fuel rator th.o. seriousness coal sitnation in ii is uiulorstood. ur.ned, him to e priortiy orders for immediaid ;pati-h in.' both anthracite and coal for 1 iriii.u'oport'. .Mr. Mc.Vo: I Iho o.v-t ite affairs in. in tho i 1 lo pointed OU- t ho. needs of the fac- I'.ridi.'.oport. and impressed. -d minist rutvir tho impor- I nuiuUions 'i: t'no plans of the 1'r. t'.ariiolil, it is. saliJ, ilh .Mr. lUcXcil on of tho situation. He m 'di.iio aci'i'ii, but in- the personal facis will have ths ;