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THE BURLINGTON FREE F3ESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 'JO, 1020.
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tlCRIJNOTOS, VT., DEC. 30,
WANTKTI
When v.vi went snythlnr. advertise In the
fvr!nl e.-lumr. of thl paper. Sue no two.
r"vie l!n.-in.'ni ere offe-cl tfcf Hi's veK
hicll !t wMl I v Hi reiil nte'lt
The deficit of 2,jO,iO.00O predicted by
Uecrotary Houston of the United BUtes
treasury uhould give pause to tome of
the scheme to take billions out of Unole
Samuel's strong box.
We believe a wave of Intense stlsfsu
tlon will sweep over this whole region as
x result of the conviction of Mudgett for
the murder of Amy Shonlo. We hav
seldom heard no many people express In
dignation over a case lis have said theT
believed the authorities had the right
man but they feared he would not be
convicted. This Is another vindication of
Vermont Justloe, and we oomratulate
Attorney General Archibald on the con
vincing way In which he handled the
case against no small odds. We. confi
dently believe !n the course of time the
Vermont Legislature will enact a law
providing that the surgeon's knife shall
figure In connection with the punishment
of this sort of fiend aa a very effective)
deterrent.
Vermont's Thriving VillRge
Census figures as a rule are not wildly
fxhlllrating, but the results of the census
enumeration of 1920 In Vermont liavo va
rious gratifying features. The four
teenth census bullotln for Vermont, Just
received from Washington, fhows that
while the State as a whole lost popula
tion In the decade now ended, as did eight
of the fourteen counties In the Stato, nnd
while the rural population declined to a
i certain extent, our villages are thriving
to a gratifying degree.
For census purposes tho State Is divided
Into 2J5 primary divisions, including 2-10
towns, seven cities, four gores, three un
organized townships, and one grant, j
Avery's Oore In Franklin county, which
did not nppoar In the last three oonsuses.
Is not Included In the present census.
Tho secondary division embraces no less
than 69 villages, all of which form parts
of towns in which they are located. The
Stato has seven cities, only three of which
have a population exceeding 10,010. These
three are Barro, Burlington and Rutland.
The urban population under the census
arrangement Includes that of all places
having more than 25,001 population. Un
der this division the urban population of
the State is 109.97G, while the rural terri
tory hus a population of 242,432. Of the
latter .",2.187 are In tho B2 villages
, and the remainder1 of 1S0.265 are In strictly
rural territory. ,
Tho proportion of tho population of Vor
mont living in places of 2,0X1 or more In
creased from 22.1 In 1900 to 27.8 In 1910
and 31.2 In 1920.
The population of Vermont's cities Is as
follows: Barre, 10k008; Burlington, 22,779;
Montpelier, 7,12.1; Newport, 4,978; Rutland,
14.9J1; St. Albans, 7,588; A'crgennes, 1,600.
The population of the villages of Ver
mont alphabetically arranged Is as fol
lows: Albany, 132; Alburg, 364; Barton
1,187; Bellows Falls, 4.8C0; Bennington, 7,-
230; Bennington Center, 152; Bradford
759; Brandon, 1,631; Brattleboro, 7,324; Bris
tol, 1,231; Cabot, 200; Cambridge, 293; Ches
ter, C57; Concord, 360; Berby Center, 292
Derby L,lne, C40; Kast Barre, 427; Knos-
burg Falls, 1,230; Rssex Junction, 1,410
Fair Haven, 2,182; Olover, 209; Granite
vllle, 1,097; Hnrdwlck, 1,550; Ilinesburg,
188; Hyde Park, 3CS; Island Pond, 1,837;
Jacksonville, 221; Je ho, 100; Johnson,
681; Ludlow, 1,732; Lyndon Ctr., 255; Lyn
donvllle 1,878; Manchester, 423; Mnrslillold,
241; Mlddlebury, 1,993; Milton, 633; Mor
rlsvlllo, 1,707; Xewliury. 392; Newfane, 122;
Newport Center, 271; North Bennington,
818; North Troy. 1,072: Northfleld. 1.916:
Orleans, 1,338; 1'lttsford, 562; Plalnfleld,
100; Poultney, 1,371; Proctor, 2,
692; Proctorsvllle. 564; Randolph. 1,
M9; Readsboro, 735; Riehford, :,H: Rich
mond, S73; St. .Tohnsbu.-v, 7,164; South
liarrn, 278; South Newbury, 114;
Fouth Ryegate, 332- cprlngfle!d, 6,.
1S3; fitowe, 526; Swanton, 1,371; Wa
terbury, 1,615 i Webntervllle, 989; Welh
River, COS; West Olover, S9; Westminster,
,313; Wllmlnfftoo, 617; Windsor, 3.001; Wln
cokI, 4.9S2; Woodstock, 1.252.
It la worthy of note In this connection
that the population of Burlington and
Wlnooskl, which arc In affect one eora
niMty with only tho Wlnooskl rivfr divid
ing them. Is 27,711. In a short tlmn they
ught to make a community of 30,000.
If Vermont cau carry out aomo of the
plans now under contemplation for its
iJvancemnnt tho next census oiurht to
tell an entlroly different story from lhat
of 1920 au to the population cf the SUto
an a whole na well as our rural communities.
A LHA01NO QUUBTIOM
If. was a chemb'.ry class, end tho awed
'professor, who was nnytWig but a teoto.
taler. was doing a stuck oxperiment.
e.-hlch coiislstfd of blowing vigorously
i)pon some b!i;o ci-.VHtn's, whemupon they
luriiod yellow. When lie had finished he
naked tho class If tliay had any c,Ucstlon
t urU, "Yes, ulr." cumo a voko from
the back of tho loyin, "Will anybody's
bronth do that?" Dr'ns News,
Tasks for tliti classified arn crowing
every day, 'inJ tho llttlu aJu are not
"failing down on tholr jobi..
TEACHERS' TRAINING CLASSES VS. NORMAL SCHOOLS
The poet Longfellow quoting the "Fables" of Phaedrus of
the year 8 A. D.. in his "Psalm of Life", teaches us that "things
ore not what they seem". The same thing is true of issues.
Superficial observers have concluded that the periodical storm
wave sweeping over Vermont centers about a contest between
the two normal schools at Johnson and Castleton and the pro
posed Teachers' College to be established in connection with
the University of Vermont at no expense to the State.
Fundamentally the issue is really between the teachers
training classes, established in 1 9 1 2 in various high schools and
other secondary institutions throughout the State, and the two
normal schools named. The champions of the normal schools
hold that dieir institutions should train teachers for the rural
schools Alone or the elementary grades, as do the teachers train
ing classes in the various high schools.
The Teachers' College, on the other hand, while affording
facilities for such elementary teachers as cared to take advan
tage of a short course, would find its chief function inevitably
in the preparation and training of teachers for the high and
other secondary schools.
If the normal schools carried out the plans of their cham
pions by confining their work to the training of rural teachers
and there were no Teachers' College, a vast field of teacher
training for the high schools and academies and other secondary
schools in the cities and villages throughout the State would
be largely neglected except as graduates of the University and
colleges might find their way into teaching in such institutions.
Figures given out recently by Mr. A. O. Neal, of the United
States Bureau of Education, who made a national survey to se
cure data, show that the country as a whole must face a short
age of no less than 1 5,000 high school teachers. There are
7,000 high schools in the United States and about 70,000 teach
ers, and it requires about J 5,000 teachers to take the place of
those retiring.
There is really no fight, therefore, between those who
would have the University of Vermont co-operate with a Teach
ers' College for the training of advanced teachers and the nor
mal schools in Castleton and Johnson.
As a sympathetic observer of the vigorous struggle the
champions of the normal schools are making, we would hint to
them that they are entirely reversing the strategic maxim of mil
itary warfare which the great Napoleon was wont to follow.
His method was to divide the forces of the enemy and defeat
them in succession with his own united army.
Some of our good friends of Castleton and Johnson seem to
have started out not only to force their enemies to combine but
also to raise up new enemies.
A close friend of Castleton said to us that the teachers'
training classes in various high schools are "no good". Regard
less of the merit of his contention, we are moved to say that he
was directing his attacks against the real rivals of Castleton.
The outcome of the recent gathering of supporters of the Castle
ton school seems to have been the "taking on" of other enemies
as well as the teachers' training classes. The program of the
"bitter enders" includes these tasks: To abolish the State Board
of Education; to abolish the present supervisors; to abolish the
town system and transportation with a return to the district
school; to abolish election of the State commissioner by the
State Board and return to the election of a State superintendent
by the Legislature as of yore; to abolish teachers' training class
es and so on.
However, it is our aim to state both sides of this whole
situation in brief form to enable our readers to understand the
nature of the battle pending in the Legislature. The present
Legislature provided for the support of the two normal schools
in Johnson and Castleton only until August last and in
structed the State Board to locate a, central teachers' training in
stitution where it could be done at no expense to the State.
This and the teachers' training classes would provide the State
with teachers for all departments.
The champions of the normal school argue that this insti
tution has long done the work it was intended to do; that it
has been undermined by enemies; that it keeps the teacher in
rural surroundings and therefore the teacher is more likely to go
into rural schools than if trained in a larger center; that the nor
mal should train teachers for the rural schools exclusively; that
this can be done therein economically; that its graduates have
vindicated its claim to continued support by the State.
The arguments which seem to have prevailed with succeed
ing Legislatures have been that the two normal schools fell far
short of keeping the State supplied with teachers; that the two
normal schools had degenerated into mere high schools support
ed by the State for the benefit largely of the communities and
regions of their location; that the State was paying an excessive
amount for the teachers provided ; that the State could hire the
teacher even trained in other schools for less than it was costing;
that the same argument which the normal champions used against
a central school would militate against the forcing of all mem
bers of training classes in the various high schools in villages
throughout the State to go to Johnson or Castleton; that these
two places lack the clinical facilities of elementary schools for
teacher practice of the training classes; that the consolidation of
facilities would make it possible to do better work for teachers
for high schools especially and to turn out better teachers than
could two institutions doing duplicate service and dividing sup
port and supplies.
Figures count but they do not tell the whole story. For
example the number of graduates of the normal schools and of
training classes do not count for better schools unless those
graduates actually teach. If they go into other professions or vo
cations, the State fund is wasted. It is fair to assume, however,
that those students who enter training classes after taking a reg
ular high school course intend to teach. Bearing these limita
tions in mind, our readers can study profitably some figures that
upon our seeking, State Commissioner of Education C. H. Demp
sey has kindly furnished us.
The membership of the Castleton school from 1900 to
1 920 has been as follows in the respective years: 89, 112, 116,
106, 100, 114. 105, 119, 132, 133, 118, blanks in 1911-12;
58, 63, 76, 75, blank for 1917. 47. blank for 1919 28 in 920.
The graduates of the Castleton school in 1900 were 40, and
in order of yearn following. 27, 44, 38, 45. 41, 34, 56, 45. 46.
32, 29. 21, 47, 36, 55, 53. 25, 20 for 1920. making a total in
twenty years of 814.
Membership of the Johnson school was 54 in 1900, and
in order of years, 66. 71, 82, 60. 62. 59. 65. 78, 76, 139, 56,
57, 133, 161. 97, 62. 34, 32. 24 in 1920. a total of 1,524.
The graduates at Johnson in- 1900 numbered 2 I and in or
der, 24. 23. 25, 21, 23, 29. 26. 33. 21. 25. J I. 20. 24
48 40, 89, 46, 34, 20, and in 1920 18. a total of 621 in twenty
years.
The teachers' training classes of the State in 1912 gradua
ted a total of 138 members and in order, 139, 183, 190. 330.
295, 18, 140, 147, a total for the nine years of 1,746 During
these me years the Johnson school graduated 339 and the
Castleton school 337, or a total of 676 as against 1,748 in the
teachers' training classes.
During these nine years the total cost of operating the
Johnson school was $127,778.05, the Castleton school $116,
966.41 and the teacher training claises $203,540.03. During
the past three years the expenses of the three have been as fol
lows: Johnson, $20,791.77. $20,566.03. $22,241.66 in 1920.
Castleton. $13,523.35, $18,779.85. $20,066.92 in 1920.
Teachers' training $24,391.10, $24,913.39. $28,718.65.
In other words, the two normals cost a total of $42,308.58
in 1920 as against $28,718 for teachers' training classes. The
two normals graduated a totaj of 38 in 1920. The teachers'
training classes graduated in the same period 147.
If all of the normal graduates became teachers this com
parison tells the story. Apparency they did not since there are
only 322 graduates of all three normal schools, including that
formerly at Rendolph. reported aa teaching in Vermont's ele
mentary schools in 1920. Ten places are missing and the esti
mate of these would bring the total up to 340. On the other
hand, Chairman L. B. Johnson of the State Board of Education
reports 300 in the present teachers' training classes, or enough
to make good the wastage.
GOLDEN GATE PARK
San Francisco's Beauty Spot
Once Desolate Sand Dunes
Ilccliunntlnn n l.onir Struggle- lth Home
Ulsi'aurj;tnr Fnllutw IVople-'n
llayicrunt ,ov th Ilcue
Hclnry of Hick Men
(By Frederic J. Haskln)
Ban Francisco, Calif., Nov. 25. Golden
Gate park In San Francisco enjoys not
only the worahlpfi homage of nil Call-
fornlans, hut world-wide fame as well.
Many Europeans and Asiatics who have
novtr heard of the California redwoods
or the Yosomlto valley know all about
this park, and Tlurry out to sco It as
soon as thuy arrlvo In San Francisco
For Golden Gate park, with all Its "nat
ural" bestity ItH lakes and hills and
wooued Islands h a made park, created
entirely by the park commissioners of
San Francisco since 1S70. Before that
date, tho spaco now containing tho park
was a mero oxpanao of sand dunes
stretching desolately down to the Pacific
ocean. Certainly, not an encouraging pros
pect for a park, but the city had Its own
reasons for locating It there. For one
thing the property then was not as val
uable as that In other sections of the
city, and the adjustment of land titles,
It was thought, would be an easy mat
tor. As It happened, many greedy land
owners attempted to Interfere with tho
enterprise, but tho city finally bought
1,013 acres of the duties at tho price of
1800,000.
Once In possession of the tract, the park
commissioners Immediately started tholr
comprehensive sohemo for Improving It.
It was a courageous park commission.
Hampered like most such Institutions by
lack of funds, every step of Its work was
rendered dlfTlcult. Tho necessary uppllcs
of loam and fertilizing material were ob
tained only after much ugltatlon. and
then an Independent water supply had
to bo fought for. Whllo the San Fran
ciscans of to-dny Insist that they always
knew the park would turn out to be the
handsome thing that It Is, and that thoy
were enthusiastic about It from the very
beginning, the park records show that
popular Interest In thoso early days was
very slim. Perhaps this was only natural
since what the landscape artist Haw in
the mind's eye was by no means visible
to tho ordinary citizen.
CONQUERING THE DUNES
According to Supt. John McUaren, who
lives in the park, and has been engaged
j In developing It for msny years, the sand
dunes, In tho beginning, stubbornly re
sisted reclamation, Lupin and barley were
planted, but these would not hold the
sand. Grass seed whs then Imported from
France, which proved its efllclency at
once. The sea-bent grass, which Hour
Ishes so extensively along tho European
coast, was also used with gratifying
success. This grass requires little mols
turo and no manure, but It Is a wonder
ful catcher and holder of the sand. With
its old, tho drifting sands weie held In
check until (he Monterey cypress and
other branches of the pine family were
able to lend their assistance in holding
down tho land. In duo tlmo the meadows
were sown with Kentucky blue grass,
and on tho hillsides madrono, manzantte,
laurel and other native trees took hold.
To-day, there Is little evidence of this
early struggle .Shrubs, liedgew and trees
have, been planted with such cleverness
nat nature herself must sometimes bo
deceived Into thinking that she put thein
there. I'alm and pepper trees do not dom
inate the scene, as they do in southern
California. The eucalyptus tree lhat
queer, Independent giant, which grows, by
leaps and bounds nnd sheds Its leaves
whenever it feels like It, Instead of
waiting for a definite season Is, of course,
much in evldenco, but so are huge-lenfed
sycamores and poplars and silver maples.
Stretching In an irregular line across
the park from northeast to southwest, is
a chain of lakes, which add marvelously
to the charm of the landscape. So gent
ly molded are tho shoro curves, so Ir
regular (he Inlets, and so thickly wood
ed the islands In some of the lakes, that
no one would dream they had been first
designed qn paper and brought Into be
ing by landscape engineers.
"Work on the Inrgest lake," explained
Sir. McLaren In discussing the lake chain,
"re'iulred the excavation and removal f
38,(1011 cubic yards of material, and the
deposit of the earth and sand In mounds
and ridges 3(0 feet from the water lino."
Along the margin of this lake there Is
a wide, smotth and extremely popular
driveway. A special Lovers' Lano has
been provided In the park, but the lovers,
with their usual talent for finding soul
ful scenery, prefer this driveway Instead.
In tho evening It Is crowded with silent,
motionless cars, apparently hypnotized
by tho view. Well, tho light on the wa
ter is Inspiring, and tho seven little Is
lands floating on the surface of tho lake,
hearing tall birches and plno trees, with
an undergrowth of rhododendron, ferns
and alders, create an enchanting atinos
phctr.
HEN E VIC I A It Y OF HICH MEN
Golden Gate park has long been the
special darling of San Franclsiian phllan
throplsts. Because It Is so beautiful, per
haps, every millionaire of any coneoo.uonc
has wanted to have his name embluzoned
there. The great center of popular In
terest, for instance, Is the Temple of Mu
slo In Concert Vnlloy, which was given
to the park by the late Clans Sprecklcs,
known as the sugar king. It is in the
Italian Renaissance design, the chief ma
terial used being Colusa sandstone of an
agreoabls light color and of great hard
ness. The central structure has u front
agn of 55 feet, is 70 tett high and Is
rlnnked on either side by Corinthian col
umns. H contains a large, seml-clrca
lar niche or band stand, with a capacity
of l'Xi musician. Extending from the
Corinthian columns on each side are col
onnades 52 feet high and 15 feet wide,
each colonnado being xupporU-d by 19
Ionic columns.
In front of this temple thousands of
people sit oi Sundays and holidays to
listen to bird concei ts. The scatu are
arranged In rnwx under a heavy canopy
of foliage of short sycamore trees, whose
branches have baen cllppod In the shape
of wide unibtell&a.
The dedication of the temple to the city
was the occasion of a seething torrent
of eloquence on tho part of the accept
Ing public. I'ubllc speakers struggled for
adjectives that would do proper Justice
to the gift.
"He who gave this structure to tnn jmo
pie hoa budded for hlm&olf au enduring
monument," began one address and end
ed: "From the tombs of Nippon and
Nineveh, from Egyptian pyramids, from
every carved Image and monumental pile
the world over, from shrines that tell
where saints have suffered and where in
light of royalty haa risen In palaces and
set In sarcophagus and cenotaph; from
the grave of Adam to the latest monu
ment ... all add their testimony t
the Irrestlble desire of man tu ll
though ho bo dead.'
THE PARK MUSEUM
Not far from the Templo of Music i
tho park Is the Golden Gate Museum
the gift of M. H. de Young of the S
Francisco Chronicle. This building, whlcl
was the Fine Arta building of the MU
winter fair In ISM, was bougnt by Mr. t
Young, Oiled by him with a number
, valuable specimens and placed In tH
trust of tho Roanl of I'nrk Commission
ers. When the reporter visited tho park
the other day, tho museum waa In the
process of a much-needed enlargement,
and exhibits wcro being moved from ono
room to another, somo concealed by now,
freshly-painted partitions, ho that It was
Impossible to do them full Justice. Tho
Oriental collection, however, which was
polite enough to remain where It was,
appeared to bo astonishingly lino.
Not all of tho philanthropists building
enduring monuments In tho park have
chosen masonry as their material. Ono
of thorn Is represented by a waterfnll,
known as Huntington Falls. This was
given by Collls I'. Huntington, but I'ark
Commissioner W. W. Stow also deserves
credit, for It was his Idea to build a cas
cade from Strawberry hill to one of the
park lakes, and It was ho who persuaded
Mr. Huntington to provldo tho necessary
1.25,000.
Tho children's playground In tho park,
which has everything over Invented In
tho way of childish recreation swings,
merry-go-rounds, Maypoles, donkey rides,
goat carts, slides and candy stores Is al
so tho unique gift of a San Franciscan
philanthropist, William Sharon, who left
130.000 to the park In his will filed in
1887. Mr. Sharon did not stipulate how
the amount wna to be used, and at first
the trustees of the estate wcro Inclined
to Insist upon a massive arch or gate
way, but thoy allowed themselves to hn
persuaded by the park commissioners
Into a memorial playground for little
people.
One of the nlceet features of Golden
Gate park Is that It Is so modernly prac
tical as well as beautiful. It Is a real
playground for tho people. It has a zoo
logical collection of tremendous Intorest,
Including buffalo and elk' paddocks and
a very fine wild fowl pond; and when
weary and footsore from pursuing wild
animal life, there are rest and tea to
be had In a quaint, little Japanese tea
garden. Then there Is tho Joy and pride
of all San Franciscans the park stadium,
famous In park circles all over the world.
It ts a huge oval, embracing 30 acres and
containing a race track, a running track,
a bicycle track, spaces for hammer
throwing, pole-vaulting and Jumping; a
basketball court and six football fields.
nnd a grandstand with seats for lon.onu
onlookers.
And lastly, there Is tho Pacific ocean,
harking at .the shores of tho pork and
providing It with an ever-changing back
groundthe only thing In tho park that
the park commissioners havo not been
ablo to Improve.
The Burlington Savings
Bank
PASSES THE $20,000,000 MARK
SAFETY
SOUND BUSINESS
UNFALTERING SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC
1847 SEVENTY-THREE YEARS OF SUABILITY 1920
IJEPOSITS
stmriius
ASSETS
$18,422,729.15 SI, 850,000.011 $20,272,729.15
C. P. Smith, President
P. W. Perry, Vice President
lvi P. Smith, Vice-President
r. W. Wnrd. Vtc-Prsldent
K. f. Ihnm, Treasurer
C. 13. Ilrnch. AsUtnt Treasure
THE STORY-TELLER
INAPPROPRIATE MUSIC
A British merchant who has lust been
the guest of the Sultan of Zanzibar was j
invited to Inspect the harem. In the gar- j
den was a merry-go-round that the Sul- I
tan had Imported at great expense from j
the United States. Several of the wives
were mounted on the wooden horse. 1
"There's Only Girl In This World for Me"
was the tuno tliat was being played by i
the organ. Detroit Free Press. I
WILLING TO PLEASE
Tho supernut wandered Into a shop. "I
say." he said to tho shopman, "could you
take that yellow tie with the pink spots
out of the window for me?" "Certainly,
sir." replied tho shopman. "We're pleased
to take anything out of tho window at
any time." "Thanks, awfly. It's awf'ly
good of you." aa ho made for the door.
The thing bothaws me every tlmo I
pass. Goo' mawnln'!" Edinburgh Scotsman.
Let Us All Begin The New
Year Right
One way is by opening an
(account and increasing it each
week with
Burlington Trust Company
Burlington, Vermont, 162 College St.
THE MOVIE FAN
She was ten years old, and she had I
gono almost every evening of her young '
llfo to the movies. For tho first time .
sho was taken to see a play on the legiti
mate stage. It was a melodrama, and
she was delighted. 1
Breathlessly she sat nt the end of her
seat nnd watched and listened nnd was '
thrilled.
At last the crtaln descended upon the
first net.
"Oh, mother," she turned, "It's wonder- 1
full Oh, please, mother, may I bo al- .
lowed to stay for the second show?" '
Film Fun. i
Happy New Year
SHOP TALK j
mocking her way dnlntly through the '
locomotive plant a young woman visitor
lewed the huge operations with awe.
Finally, she turned to a young man who i
was showing her through, and asked:
'What Is that big thing over there?" i
That's a locomotive-holler," he replied
She puckered her brows. "And what do ,
they boil locomotives for?" "To make '
the locomotlvo tender," and tho young
man from tho office never smiled. Tho '
Overtliere Digest (Minneapolis). '
MERITED SOLITARY CONFINE- j
MENT j
Summoning all tho pathos possible Into
hla voice, the amatuer settlement work
er was addressing his audience on the
subject of certain poverty-stricken for
eigners, who, It they weren't wretchedly I
iiuaernuie. ui leusi uukiii lu nr. xuuiiv(
or it, no enea, aanning at nis eyes.
There are people down there who live
on garlic alone! Imagine It! Garlic alone!"
Well," called bnck the Old Grouch, as
he made his way down the aisle toward
the nearest exit, If they live on garlic
they ought to live alone." American Le
gion Weekly,
Why not start the New Year with a
deposit in this Strong, Mutual Sav
ings Bank?
OITIKKHS:
Emory C. Mower. Pres.
Uobert J. White. Vice
Pres. Hollis E. Gray. Trens.
Henry M. Paldwln, Teller.
Harry n. Wlahart, Teller.
TRUSTEES t
Emory C. Mower, Itofcert
.1. White, Chae. H. Ship
man. Frank E. Dlgwood,
Hollls E. Gray, Ouy W.
Bailey, Homer E. Wright.
Wm. E. McBrlde.
Winooski Savings Bank
No.
51 14 yrnrs of uncernsful liutno
11 Wlnooskl HloeU.
Wlnooakf. VI.
Deposits received on or before Thurs., Jan. 13 draw Intercrt-trom Jan. 1
Xmas Ciub 50 Weeks
$12.50
.$25.00
.$50.00
PLAYING UP
Mai Pemberton told a good story re
cently concerning a certain brother of
the pen and newly-made war million
aire with more monev than breeding.
'My author friend." said Pemberton,
wan one of the guests at a dinner which i
thla millionaire gave. The host was a
free spender, but he wanted full credit '
for every cent expended, and as the din
ner progreaaed, he told his guests what
the more expensive- dtshe cost. He dwelt
especially on the expense of some larg:
and beautiful grapes, each bunch a root
long. The guests looked annoyed. They
ate the expensive grapes charily. Hut the
novelist, smiling, extended his plate nuc
aid: "Would you mind cutting me on
alxiut six dollars' worth more, please.
Buffalo Commercial.
ner week you have
50c per week you have
S1.00 ner week you have
STARTS DURING JANUARY
Home Savings Bank, RnA
Clarence r. . o.m, iec-rrr.i a. in"r"i
j c. W. Uiomiell, l'rr
-
IT ALL DEPENDS
An Atlanta man asked an old dnrkv
what breed of chickens he considered the
best. "All kind has dero merit." replle I
Caesar, aftr a moment's consideration.
De white ones Is do easiest to find, but
de black ones Is do easiest to hide aflah
yo' gits 'em." Harper's Mngazlno.,
QUITE POSSIBLE
The following letter was received by I
tha head mistress of a girl's school In
Chittenden County Trust Co., Burlington
Burlinstsn. Vcrrooni.
DEPOSITORY FOR CITY OF BURLINGTON
For 1921
For that New Year's resolution
whv not decide on opening a savings
account with this Rank and saving
part of your weekly or monthly in
come? Try it for a year and see
what a nice sum you will have at the
end.
X1
ill
re. j, nastli. Prra.
E. II. Worthern, Trrn.
Kl'ICnrtS:
John J. Flriui, Tl-Fr.
Ilnrrle V. flail, Ant. Trr.
J
England from the mother of one of her , at -
lU'MOH NOT Al'PItECIATED
nnnllR
"Dear Madam Will you please allow ly.
my daughter Jane to take French con
v.rnniinn In nla'co of Holy Scripture, as :
both her father and myself think that It doesn't pay for u soldier to not gny
t,i ln,i- lit-rearier , i-llli Ills l-aiious. u h huvu jum in-vn
reading how an Australian gunner gut
n..iirt-miirtlaled for "laal lie did, to the .
llEOAPTt'KED prejuilli-o of good order and mltnr ills- J
ti,0 clplluo. at Serepuiini, I'.nypi, icuur .1 .
M I II 11 1) 111 Lilt. . I U U 1 1 V, .
It will be more use
,New York Evening Post.
fellow stared at It In wonder and amaie-
ment.' lie positively could not hellev
his senses, and when at last he recov
wed himself sulllclently to speak It wa.1
only lo exclaim, "Tho man that caught
tlflit fish Is a darn llir!" Poston Tran
scrips.
Sneaking about great retreats,
German Army pulled olT one of that
anka with the best. The large town of
l-'anchonvllle. won by the Germans in
I'helr first drive, became a headquarters
or the .three succeeding years. In the
vu-antlmo they advanced a dozen miles
'urther. Then came the Inevitable, He
t by Ynnk, Tommy and Pollti, tiiey
vero ohllged to turn their faces back
iward Oermany, l-Vellng, however, that
n order to retreat would wreak havoo
Itll the men's morale, the General, In
i flash of inspiration, jwhti-d tills order!
niece of cheese lo -i i
Huston Transcript.
PLEASANT DIETING
Uecently u dlspcnt-ary patient was
placed nn a Mi let nnd scant diet on
which she did not Inittrove as was ex
peeted, The doctor sent a social worker
uni to mvesiixuie. I'ne paueiu imiiinini
A L'ISll STOKY .that ith was much worse but protested.
The story that made millions laugh- almost tearfully, that she hurt eaten
that one which Includes "Thunder! Thar ! everything nn the doctor had ordered,
hilnt no sldi unlir.nl! '--Inut. wo think, a, 'What else did. you eat?" asked the !v.
pretty s od running mate In the follow-1 liplied -joci.n worker. "N'othli'g vcept
i...- ... jm .,,i. y reiiLiiii! itit.'i.R. mit i it-
A cw int.Miiun wan standing on a fish il.-nl.- ni!lti;uipoliH
pier when- iho day's catch wah belnrt j
lauded, Presently a swordflsh of nion- A mar .u-ed not bo down'' if ha use
strnus bU s liol.ited uii, and the idd tha ilunniliud.

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