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Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut Largest Morning .Circulation in Connecticut THE WEATHER Fair i See Bottom First Column VOL. LIV, NO. 80. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1918. "TWENTY CENTS. ree loBe Mandatory j t--------- i (luntary Reductions of [hose Not Engaged inj far Work Will Be En-! forced on All in Same i inc. [Vashington, Jan. al budget plan" based on i voluntary agreements pi j [nufacturers not engaged in j work to reduce their fuel i sumption and backed by ers of the fuel administra- i i making the agreements j licable to all factories of l h industry. announced j tight by the luol adminis- j ion as its method for ad-j ting demand 'to supply in i s. Deduction in consumption of sibly tons of coal for year is contemplated. The ny and navy, munitions works, er war material factories, 'pno- utilities and domestic consum- will be the only classes of con- fers to receive 100 per cent, of ir needs while the war con- ies. miisc Big: lanufacturers already have 11 called into conference to put plan into operation and the nual saving promised by the it group will be between and tons. In increased demand for coal ountcd to tons, ilo the increase in output was ut tons. Under the ie conditions this year, the (1 tnnnaso would be taken cure by the reduction in factories not GIVES TO U. S. TUNNEL BORER GERMANS SOUGHT Washington, .Ian. iintomalic designed boring; subter- ranean passages beneath enemy positions will be pre- sented to-morrow to Hoc-ro- tary r.akcr by llepresentativo Niels J n ul of Illinois, on be- half of I'. J. Bergeron, a Chi- cairo inventor. It is said that prior to America's entry into the war, Germany negotiated foi- pur- e-base of the device but was blocked through the activities of the British secret service. President Lays Down Peace Aims Indicates Clearly Forcefully Terms Which Allies Will Con-1 sider Freedom of World Is Safeguarded. Washington, Jan. S program (Continued on Page !roken Skill! ion Only Tons of Merchant, Vessels Will Be Launched in 1918 Head oi Shipbuilding Company Asserts. Waslunglou, 'Jan. ica's probable output of mer- chant ships in was put at three million tons to-day by Homer L. Ferguson, president and general manager of the Newport NCT.VS Shipbuilding- company, testifying at the Senate shipbuilding inquiry. Estimates frequently made of from five to eight million tons, he declared, were misleading to the public and should not be permitted to ica's it he allied "We interest or cro ICtil elll ies a .'icholas Zimetnekewic-z. of 560 Iitnain street, who sustained a j luble fracture of the base of the lull last Sunday morning and found in the yard of a house 174 Putnam street in an un- condition with iiis skull lictured and his left hand froze n, id at about 11 o'clock last night the Bridgeport hospital. physicians report that Zimct- Ikewicz's death was caused uy skull. At this time police arc at work on the case Id are trying to determine just lat caused the fracture of the skull. Detective Simon, who lat work on the case reports that man fell from a piazza and Ifiered a skull fracture when he It ground, while Stephen Do- skv the deceased man's room- ite believes that he was assaulted Id robbed. [The man died without regaining Insciousness. Coroner John .J. lelan will now start an inrrucst lid attempt to place the respon- Ibilitv for the case. AVKATHKR FORECAST. Forecast: East New York: Fair ,'cdnesday; Thursday fair north, south portion. South New England: Fair Wed- fcsday; Thursday increasing loudin'-s followed by snow west jrtion. Pressure is still very low over lie northeast and another distur- tnce is central over northwest louisiana with high pressure, to lie northward and the resulting leather during the last 24 hours sistcd of snow in the central til leys, the lak'c region, fork and Now England and fair fer.ther in tho southeast. It is colder in the Atlantic fcatc-s. the lower lake region and no.-thwest an'd tho ternpe.ra- arc considerably hrjlow the average throughout tho !ral vfillcys and the middle rind j jj'H th Atlantic states. In thu west states it is considerably ariiier while 'n the far west Ir-ruturos changed but little as a ile and aro slightly above tho average. There: will snow tho Ohio valley. a.-i'l ikf: region and on Thursdiiy in middlo Atl.-intic st.-'.tos and unchallenged. The greatest obstacle now in the day OL' rapid construction, Mr. Ferguson said, is poor housing fa- cilities for ship yard workers. His story of housing conditions at Newport News sn stirred the com- mittee that a sub-committee com- prising of Chairman Fletcher and Senator Harding was appointed to confer to-morrow with the proper government officials with a view to obtaining immediate relief there and elsewhere. Criticism Fi-rtiuont. The testimony Mr. Ferguson, for 17 years a naval constructor, made a" visible impression on the committee and he was kept on the stand most of the day. He did not hesitate to criticise the shipping board and the Emergency Fleet corporation and 'held them to blame in large measure for the slow development of the govern- ment's program. Declaring that tons is the probable maximum production this year, Mr. Ferguson said that Lloyd's special report estimates the steel output at only tons. Although lie did not condemn the wooden s.hip program, Mr. Fergu- son said that he doubted if the vessels after they were built would be fit for trans-Atlantic service. They could lie used to great ad- vantage, he said on coastwise runs. JAick Members of the committee were interested to know what had caused the delay in.the govern- ment'.? providing1 housing facilities for .ship yards and Mr. Ferguson replied that he. thought it was due to a lack of co-ordination by the and Navy departments, the shipping board and the council of national defense. In Newport News, he said, the growth of the military establishment, had absorb- ed all available, housing. Concentration of shipyards in the Philadelphia district was criticized by Mr. Ferguson as likely to in- creasing housing diflicultics and to add to railroad congestion. The of war and peace, witfi definite terms upon which the nation's great and small, fighting together against German world domination, arc ready to lay down their arms, was given to the world by President 'Wilson to-day through an address to Con- gress in joint session. For this program, based upon the righting oii wrongs and the safety of peace-loving peoples desiring to live their own lives, the President committed the United States to fight and continue to fight until is accomplished. Thus pledged the country to the policy of no separate peace cannot be separated in divided in "We stand together to the Is Specific Statement. The speech, heard by Congress at an hour's notice and accepted with a wave of, approval that brought together virtually every element of both houses, 'was de-. livcred as a direct response to the German challenge in the negotia- tions with the Russians at Brest- Lit ovsk. It followed closely and approv- ed the address of British premier, but was far more specific in statement of terms, robbing of force in advance any -German peace drive designed to confuse the entente and American govern- ments and their people, while at. the Kume time presenting the foundation for genuine negotia- tions, whenever the Central pow- ers arc ready to talk a just peace. Fourteen concrete proposals laid down by the President began with the declaration that the days oC private international under- standings are gone and that covenants of peace must be reach- ed in the open. Briefly sum- marized the other points were: Demands Made. "Absolute freedom of the seas in peace or war, except as they may be closed by international ac- tion: removal of barriers among nations associating them- selves to maintain peace; guaran- tees of reduction of armaments to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety; impartial adjust- ment of colonial claims, based on the principle that the peoples con- cerned have equal rights with the RESCUE AMERICAN CREWS STARVING IN ICE PRISON Quebec. Jan. of the ice enabled tin- crows of four American steamships imprisoned in the St. IJHW- rence river near Capo CJiatte. to be rescued from shore and the sfm-viiiK bot'" given succor in the shape of food and water, according Senate committee, Samuel Ken president, of the Pennsylvania; George Shriver, vice pro.-.idenl. of r.allini'irc Ohio, and Frank nil, chairman of the railroad (Continued on Page 8.) now held in quarters except the prescribed outdoor drill, number of d6pof brigade com isolnlod for measles. is now '20. Tho entire fifth battalion, four commands, is quarantined. Sentences of '13 more ot me Christmas absentees without leave have boon announced, the son- tcnces ranging from one month's lrii'1 labor to four months in tho guard house, with loss (if a portion of pay for a like, period. The severest sentence yet given a selective puts Nathan of Springfield. Mass., who disobeyed an ollicnr nml feigned disability that he might, not be obliged to do sentry duty, in the United States disciplinary barracks at Fort .lay, N V for 1C> years. Hyat. was ft member of the 10th company, depot h'-itfido. Ho will not only the time, but he will serve without pay nml bo dishonorably discharged. rival's mother is in Russia. "Unsafe nnd dangerous is the order issued against the, milk of ,lohn Shirley of Shirley, by Major Sinor, division inspector. Shirley is tho second milkman barreil from tho camp within a week because of the quality of 1m milk. "The training of tho soldier, pre- pared under tho direction of UK K-oncral staff, Tni'ted Stales Army, and other films, many of thorn lowing battle scene? an In lie shown to Iho men. It i iilnnncd to instruct by allowing tin men 1o see tho actual methods handling biu 'iiuns in battle. Federal officers arrested Richard Schultze oE 9-i-l' East Broad- vay, Stratford for violation of lis alien permit. It is expected- that he will be interned im- ncdiately in a federal prison. Was German Ollicer. Schultze is a native of Gel-many having been born in that country n IS85. He served as an oflicer 11 a regiment of German heavy ar- tillery, and came to this country in 1910." Ho has worked for some time, in the Whiting Manufacturing- cm pa ny. A short time ago Schultze, who had secured a permit from tho marshal took trip o'ut of town in direct violation of the terms of the permit. The case was brought to the notice of the local office of tho United States Department of Justice, and Schultze was arrested yesterday afternoon, while work- ing in'the Whiting co'mpany s plant. To Re Interned. As the result of his violation of the alien enemy ruling, Schultze will be immediately interned m a United States military prison, for the duration of the war. Tho Schult.ze case brings out clearly the careful scrutiny which is being kept by the department of -justice, over Gorman enemy aliens of this city. In all instances whore permit rulings arc found to rive been violated, the offender vill bo punished in a similar man- or as was NTKJIN PHO.JKOTILK WORKKU 'violation of tho terms of larolc has caused the arrest TO EXCHANGE WORKMEN Washing-ton, .Jan. by President Wilson of a program for war labor administration was announced to-night by the council of national defense. The purpose is to provide workers for -war in- dustries and machinery for safe guarding labor standards and maintaining industrial peace. The President authorized Secretary Wilson to provide first, an ade- quate and stable supply of labor to war industries' through, a stais- 'factory system'of labor exchanges, a satisfactory method, of training -workers, an agency for determin- ing priorities of labor demand and Agencies for dilution of skilled la- bor when needed. Strike in Unison on AH Fronts si-nding out 'M in ami out fit other things. Tire, of K- trenches U.IH his and (Continued on Page 20) DRIVER AND 24 LOOK FOR JOB Geikeral Haig Says Allies Will Start Offensive at All Points So Timed as to Prevent Familiar German Plan of Shifting Troops Thinks Hun Destruction Near. London, Jan. addi- tional strength which the en- emy can obtain from the events in Russia and Italy already has been largely discounted and the ultimate destruction of the enemy's field force? has been brought appreciably is the confident summing up by Field Marshal Haig, the British commander in chief in France and Belgium of last year's work by the British army on the western front. Victorious Offensive. "That Tinder such circumstan- ces we won tho victories of Arras, Vimy and ilessines, and the French those at M.oronvillers, Ver- dun and Malmaison constitutes a record of which the allies have a right to be proud. The British armies have maintained a vigorous and continuous offensive through- out the period covered by this dis- patch. No other example of olt'en- action oh so large a scale That the importance Bridgeport in the program of the United States? has not been appreciated the department heads of federal government is proved by the report of William Severn, of the A. W, Burr? Lumber the port Manufacturers' tion's personal messenger, :whoj' arrived in this city last after a trip to .Cleveland Detroit. Mr. Severn reported" to Secretary' P. A. Bennett last night by plione that lie 3iad fount! that troit and Cleveland, in to their needs as compared the needs of Bridgeport, had been'o g-etting more coal, much more than has been allotted or to this city. No' details -were en by Mr. Severn at that time, but: he -will meet with Mr. Bennett day, and -will make a specific.
rife as to where the young lawyer mis to r.s ho is reported as having been seen near the railroad station in this city at S o'clock this morn- ing and lias not been seen since.. Jt. is believed that since Von lloogcn, who is alleged to have bceii a member of the German spy system in this country, has been. spirited away by Germans In this city and will be kept in hiding un- til'they can smuggle him out of this country. Residents in this city are highly intlamed over the way in which Von Hoegen has boon allowed to retain his freedom at'Lcr the sedi- tious remarks- that ho is known to have, mado that bordered on actual treason and the federal are, beint; blamed for their tardi- ness in taking- action and arrest- ing him. ______________
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