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   Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut                              Largest Morning Circulation in Connecticut THE Snow---' See Bottom First Column VOL. LIV, NO. 83. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY MORN ING, JANUARY 12, .1918. TWENTY-TWO CENTS. DAILY PLANTS MAY CLOSE TO HELP Must Cut Coal for Munitions Even Plants Making Arms Must Curtail Fuel Con- sumption, Says Garfield May Shut Down One Day a Week. Washington, Jan. plants making munitions some and other war supplies may have to. curtail fuel consump- on during the next 60 days, Fuel Administrator Garfield said to-night in a statement assuring the public that every effort would be made to dis- tribute the available supply of coal where most needed and that no partiality would be shown any section. There can bo no possible general relief for at least 60 days and-with- in that time the situation may grow much worse than it is now, according to Dr. Garfield. All Must Save. "Every one must conserve and curtail the use of he de- clares. "While war plants and public utilities must be favored among- it is likely that they, too, -will feel the pinch. It (Continued 011 Page Six) Blackjack Each Other on Maiti St. Blackjacks flew and fast for few minutes early last even- ing when James Desante, of 87 Randall avenue. and Nicholas FeldoJnchi, of 371 Hamilton street, at the corner of Main and Cannon streets. Desante was arrested on a charge of as- tault and Feldainchi was booked o. a charge of an assault and iiiT'-inp concealed weapons. According to the police, Feld- ainchi, who is a jitney driver driver, nearly ran over Desante at the corner of Main and Golden Hill streets early last evening. Desante is said to have followed the jitney down Main street hurl- ing abusive language at Feldainchi and when the car reached the cor- ner of Cannon and Main streets, Desante leaped upon the running board of the jitney and struck at Feldainchi, who was driving. Reaching in back of his seat Feldainchi pulled out a blackjack and hit Desante. At this point both commenced to beat each other when the police interfered and arrested both. They will be arraigned in City court this forenoop. Tornado Sweeps South Taking Toll of Life and Property Washington, Jan. by wind, rain, sleet and snow, and with a tornado taking toll of life and property in parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama, the South to- night was in the grip of its worst storm of the winter. Only spasmodic wire communication was possible- with the larger cities and from them came reports that outlying districts, where the storm's fury apparently was- greatest, were completely cut off, Camp Wheeler, near Macon, Ga., where Georgia, Alabama and Florida national guarsdmen are training, was struck by a tornado late in the day. Meager reports that came through said one man had been killed and the corral of the 112th Infantry wrecked. This information was broiight to Macon by a taxicab driver, who left Camp Wheeler while the storm was raging. The same blow struck the state fair ground where a circus was wintering and animals there were reported on a rampage. Montgomery, Ala., reported that railway officials there had been advised that seven persons were killed and 25 in- jured by a tornado which virtually wrecked the little town of Cowarts, Ala. High winds prevailed throughout the South reports to the weather bureau here said and a cold wave had over- spread virtually all of that section with the thermometer down to freezing at Pensacola, Fla., where a temperature above zero was forecasted before morning. U. S. May Regulate Securities Government Likely to Dis- approve of Enterprises Unnecessary to War May Cut Building Pro- jects, Washington, Jan. tlations of the issue of prncti- ally all securities soon vill be proposed by the gov- ernment. Legislation now is >eing drafted by .administra- ion officials in conference with ncmbers of Congress authori- sing the treasury to license each individual security issue, and to refuse approval of en- terprises regarded as non-es- sential to the conduct of the war. The exercise of this function vfould be assigned to .the federal reserve board or some agency cre- ated by it, which also would pass on the priority of capital needs. As a collateral plan formation of a government corporation to ab- sorb any of the approved stock or WEATHER REPORT. Forecast: South Xew England: Snow or rain Saturday; Sunday snow and much colder with a cold wave. East New York: Snow north, snow or rain south portion BaVir- day; 'Sunday local snows, much colder Saturday night and Sunday with a cold wave. Tho storm that -was central Thursday nigrht over extreme south Texas is central to-night over ex- treme east Tennessee with a re- markable increase in intensity, the barometer at Knoxville reading 28.98 inches. To-night the result- ing rain and snow during- the lasi 24 hours covers the west Gull states and the entire district frorr the upper Mississippi valley and upper lake region eastward excep; New York, and New England There were heavy snows in the lower Ohio valley and heavy rainf with thunder storms in the eas Gulf states and west Georgia. It is much warmer in the- south Atlantic states and decidedly cold- er throughout the central valleys except in the upper Ohio and it the gulf states, with snow falling as far south as south Alabama. The weather in the -south wil oiear during Saturday with a :-evere cold wave and during Sat- u night freezing temperature l  aching the coast during (lie an'! cold we.iihcr will ron- tii'iie Sunday. Storm warnings are di.spliiyi 
                            

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