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THE MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, MIDDLEBURY, VT.
DECEMBER 29, 1Q?2
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922
Yes, ve wish you all a llappy New Year.
Bailey and Martin
The speakership contest will, in all probability,
narrow dowji to a race between Orlaiulo Martin and
Mayor liailey of Winooski. While Grout, who is with-
out legislative experience, will conie down to Montpelier
with strengtli from the northeast conier, and while
Osgood has many followers in the south end of the state,
the most potent strength 'eeins to be divided between
Martin and Bailey.
Both of these nien have distinct qualifications
recommending theni for the post, and both are widely
and favorably known to the electorate of the state as a
whole, as well as to the legislativc body clect.
Martin has undeniable strength aniong the fanners
of the state and a large following in the Grange organi
liations. He has also been very active in his own behalf
and when the test comes it is only to be supposed that
he will loom formidal)le on the iirst ballot. It i
doubtful, however, if he will have support sufficient to
land on clie first ballot. Mayor Hailey lias been just a
active as Martin in his campaign for the chairand indi
cations are that hi; ualifications are being scriously
considere i by repre.-entatives in all parts of the Mate,
who recognize in the young, if t'xperienced, legislator,
one who not only can ervc tlie .-tate with credit in the
X)sition of speaker, but one wlioe past record shows
him to be a nnm of keen bu.-ine.-s ability, tlioroughly in
accord with the state's administration wbich is pledged
through its governor to sound, sagacious, economical and
sensible dispatch of business. Mayor Bailey deserves
consideration and he is going to get it. In fact, it
would not be :-urprising to see him win out for speaker
in the event that Mr. Martin fails on the fir.t liallot.
While Martin has many friends all, through Addi
son county, it is also true that liailey strength is urow
ing here and at the present time he is looked upon witli
favor by aeveral of the local delegation.
Bailey nieans biiMncv- and is not out on a trading
e.xpcditio Tliis i- anotlier perfectly good reason for
his increasing popularity among the legislator who are
soon to ulect their leader.
The Land Feature
In the fight over the bill for adjusted eompeiwa
tion, that ended in the defeat of the measure, there was
lack of sincerity on the part of our lawniakers in Wilm
ington. Indications now point that decpcr tliought and
more honest consideration is to be given the question of
adjusted compensation wbich again will conie before the
legislativ? body, and in the event that the Congrcss does
face the matter honestly and squarely, the American
Legion as an organization is perfectly willing to accept
the judgment of the lawmakers.
McN'ary's plan for land settlement is regarded by
the best minds in the Senate as the wiscst plan for tbis
feature of the program and at a recent conference of
Legion heads with Commander Owslcy, the Legion ex
pressed a preference for the McXary plan, thus con
curring with the opinion as expressed by the Senate
, Commander Owsley is to be congratulated on hav
ing determined that land reclaniation shall remain a
part of the four-fold compensation bill. If the recent
Legion conference in Washington had done no more
than to make this decision, it would have accomplMied
We hope that the American Legion will hold firmly
to this feature in their future fight for compensation.
An eleventh hour elimination to strike out the land
clauses had considerable to do with the loss of the last
A Democratic Plank
Senator Jones of the State of Washington presented
an unanswerable indictment against the Democratic
party when in his speech on the merchant marine he
quoted that plank of the Democratic platform of 1912
which reads as follows:
"We bclicvc in fostcring, by conslilutiomd rcgula
tion of commerce, the growth of a merchant marinr
which shall develop and strengthen the commercial tics
which bind us to our sister republics of the South, but
without imposing additioual burdens upon the people
and without bounties or subsidies from the public
Following that quotation from the Democratic
platform, Senator Jones proceeded to show that the
L'nited States did acquirc a merchant marine fleet but
at a burden to the pconle of some thrce billions of
dollars. In making tiiis statenient Senator Jones had
no intention of being unfair, for he immediately ex
plained that the excessive expeie was due to the fact
that the ships were brought into existence under the
stress and needs of war.
It is true, neverthelcss, that the ships were brought
into exis'ence and threw an additioual burden upon the
country. There was no move on the part of the Demo
crats prior to the war to propose and enact a program
which would establish a merchant marine. They have
never pointed out and do not now point out a specific
method by which a fleet could be built or operated in
suiressful coni)etition with the merchant ships of otlier
nations without placing an additioual burden upon the
people of the United States.
The fact of the matter is that the Democratic plank
above quoted was not writtcn and adopted in good faitb.
It was intended to deceive the voters of the countty and
quite likely was successful in that particular. It may
liave contributed and probably did contribute to the
Hiccess of the Democratic campaign in 1912. I'rom
sin" .oiii' thing for nothing has frcquently been a uc
cessful mode of procedure in both private finance and in
politics. Few of the promi.-ers of ?ometliing for noth
ing have ever made good, and in its failure to make
good its promise of 1912 the Democratic party i. no
Senator Jone stated the experience of evcry one
who a.-ks the (iiestion, "Do we want an American mer
rliant niarine," when he said that the univer-al replv i.
in the aflirniative.The trouble is that there are too manv
people who are willing to accept the Democratic theory
that we can get a merchant marine for nothing or that it
can be operated without any linancial encouragement
from the goveniment in compctition witli the ubsidi.ed
merchant tleets of the otlier leading nations of the earth.
A.- tl:e Chicago Tribune suggests in discussing the
.-hip siibsidy bill, the logical cour.-e is to try it. The
plan can be abandoned after a few years, if it proves a
failure. It need not be a life-long policy.
The nresent course nieans certain failure. Follow-
From The Study Desk
NEW YEAR INSPIRATION
The bright New Year should inspire us all with greater
efficiency in saving. Stop the leaks of past extravagance.
Make it a rule to bank all surplus cash promptly.
YOUR ACCOUNT IS INVITED
Any withdrawala made between the semi-annual interest
periods will draw interest at the rate of 4 y per cent Per
Annum for even calendar months without discrimination.
RUTLAND SAVINGS BANK
HOME FOR SCHOOL SAVINGS
C. E. PINNEY, Pres.
R. F. PINNEY, Cashicr
National Bank of Middlebury
Thrce events in the local celebration
of Christmas are especially noteworthy ,
tlie illumination of a connnunity 1
tree, the singing of Christmas carols
about the streets, and the reading of
Diekens' "Christmas Carol" at the
Community Service on Clir.stinas Eve.
The illumination of a community tree
has bccome quitc a general custom
thronghout the country. The traveler ,
who has occasion to pass through our
larger American villages after night
fall, during the Holidays, is not infre
qucntly reininded of the time of year ,
by tlie bright cheer of the community I
tree. It is a distinctly modern innova-'
tion at least in its present form -de-
pendent upon modern equipment for
its success. liven the nuloor tree in
cliurch and home has been made mueh
more attractive, and immeasurably less
dangcrous, by the substitutior. of tlie
electric lamp for the flaming candle of
former days. The tree on the village
green hcre in Middlebury is admirably
located to meet the holiday need The 1
fact that it is a pennanent meinber of
our local family of trees, and not some
temporary sacritice to the occasion,
adds to our satisfaction. All through
the year we remember how it looks at
Christmas, and doubtless the remem
lirance helps keep the Christmas spirit
in our liearts the year around. The
illumination is generous and well-de-signed,
emphasizing the graceful
beauty of the tree itself, and bringing
Christmas ch'eer to the very heart of
The singing of carols ou Christmas
Kve is not, like the electrically illum
inated comininiity tree, an innovation.
It is an ancient custom that singer.-.
shall go ahout the streets on Christmas
Kve and sing carols beneath tlie win- j
dows of the villagers. Tradition de-1
mands that a candle be lighted and
placed in the window, and outside, in , j j .
the pale candle-light, the singers You wl11 have no woriy ver your money if placed in our savings departi em.
gather. The Student is told that in at This is the ideal form of investment. '1 he pnncipal is secuie and interest ci
least one home in Middlebury this paid at the highest rate allowed by law. You can do business with .. by
year the carol singers found the Christ- majl with safety.
inus candle burning. It is a beautiful ,
custom, and wortliy of imitation. I.et :
CHITTENDEN COUNTY TRUST COMPANY
Established in 1833
4 Per Cent Interest Paid
On Savings Depositp, free from taxes. Interest credited February
and August. Banking Hours, 9.00 to 3.00. Saturday, 9 to 12.
Safe Deposit Boxes to rent.
ing the subsidy plan i.s a good busine.-s policy
trial, at least.
Highways and Railways
I'resident Harding is right in hi assertion that
costly higliway.- .-hould be made feeder.- ratlier than
competitors of the railway.-, and that would be tlie ca-c
if they were really built for the u-e of fanners. Tlie
railway are really liighway.- puhlic highways, for tlie.
govenuneiit regulates rates and put the rates so low a.
to pay les- than a rea.-onable return on the value of the
property. The public niaintains thofe rail liighway.-.
If that -ame public builds -tone highways parallelinu
tlie .-teel highways, it doubles the investment without
improving the facilities in pro)ortion.
W'hat the farmer want.- is a gcxid road from his
fann to market, and his market is at liis nearest railway
station. Ihere will never be monev enotigb to build all
the roads that are wanted and needed, and if we are to
do the most good with tlie money that is spent, it should
he used first on the roads used by fanners to get their
products to tlie railroads. That, however, has not been
the general rule. A large proportion of the high class
improved highways run parallel with the railroads and
afford convenient thoroughfares for tourists but provide
elatively small transportation for farm produce. The
interstate ::nd transcontincntal highways are desirable
.dditions to our transportation facilities, but the local
roads which will aid the fanners niot -hould not be
nverl(.ol;cd or di.-regarded.
us see to it that in many windows next
Christmaa Hve the hospitalile candle
weleomes our friends who briug us the
joy and lilessing of the ule-tide
music. I'or hlcssing it :s, and no less,
to the sick and shut-in to have the
privilege of hearing tlie carols.
Surely no one who renewcd ac-
quaintance with Old Scrooge, and liob
Cratchit, aud Tiny Tim last Sunday
night catne away without really being
letter aud more generous for the e.x-
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wuoie uugi:sn-speaKing wonu iiis (jjjg
debtor by writing this delightful story I pVfil
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greatiy witli tne passing oi tlie years,
nit there are certain spintual charac-
ages. Some of these pennanent values (QJjg
have found expression in 1 lie Lhnst-.
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mas Larui. i ue suggesiiuii inui ine
reading of this classic ou the Sunday 1
night before Christmas be made a reg-1 jnffl
uiar pari oi our unrisimas ceienraiion isu
in Middlebury is wortliy of unauiinous i 0)2
Indeed all three of the events here
recounted should be incorporated as
permauent features of our eoinmuiiity
ecieoraiiou oi L.nnsimai. u wouki oe isiu
well if larger niiinbers of our local Qi&
musicians might be intere-ted in the ,
carol siiiL'ing. and if the reading of "A !
Christmas Carol could be given m , Wa
IIEPOSITORY FOR CITV OF BURLINGTON
worthv cominunitv spir
e heart ily fiicouraged Meamvlnle
the Student expresses the seiitiment of
the eutire village when he extends to
the friends who contributed to the suc-,
cess of our comniunity Christmas the
assur.iuee of sincerc appreciation !
H. C. X. !
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
SERIES 1923 BECOME DUE JANUARY 1st.
Owners of Certificates held by us for safe-keeping should re
turn their receipts and get their Certificates as they must be
signed before the Government will pay them or call and sign
them here that we may collect them for you.
If registered, these Certificates are only payable at the post
office where they were registered.
Money received on deposit on or before January 12th will draw
interest from January 1st.
The Burlington Savings Bank
I.arest iu NortlicrnNcw liiitflniul.
SEVKNTY-FIVK YEARS OF STAI1ILITY
For tlie past lour vcars tliis bnnk lias paid clivi-
some hall where all the village might ' lp dends to its depositors at the rateof 4',. PER CENTpl
come to hear. These are iiifluences WlKll ANNU.1I. K(j
which make for the deveiopment of a &i' , (S'l
The crimson-trimrned Uoston American vies with
the Free Press in showing up Middleburj' and other
Vermont colleges, whose students are hopelessly sub
merged under a rising flood of "hooch."
In Tuesday's issue there was a marvelous expose,
apparcnf written from Middlebury, in rcality re
written from the Crooked Old Lady of the Stares.
The progressiveness of the Free Press is again
shown by the fact that it "scooped" its nearest rival, the
yellow American, by several wceks.
A gasoline tax bids fair to come in for some strong
backing in the coming legislature, and such a measure
with substantial men behind it will doubtless appear.
A tax, which would be collected at the source, so that
there is no bother and little burden to the user. would
mean a source of road money that would surprise you
in figurcs. Pretty sensible idea.
In the language of the classics, this is "some
A British court has decided that equal rights for
women mean equal responsibilities and equal treatment
from the law, hence a woman has been condemned to
hang for murdering her husband. We have an equal
rights bill now before Congress, and the question is,
Do the sponsors of that measure entertain opinions sim
ilar to those of the h'nglish judge? Then, there are
sucli mattcrs as dower, alimony, etc, that might be con-sidered.
Hryan wants the electoral college abolished and
supcrscded by direct clection of President. One thini
can be said respecting this indorsemcnt of the Norri
amendmcnt and that is that Bill certainly has had experience.
In his fervcnt denial of the chargc that Francc is
militaristic, Mr. Clcmenceau should take time to ex
plain hy his country does not ratify the Washington
It begins to look as though the fellow who wrote,
"If Winter Comes," was not so far out of tlie way,
Hays gives Arbuckle a chance to "come back."
Mrs. L. P. Iienton, who lias been in
ill health for some time, is critically all . j
iss Margaret Hanlon of West Ha-1
ven is with Mr. and Mrs Iidward
(Juinlan for two weeks.
George Charbouiiean. who has been '
working iu Iiristol, Coiui., for several
weeks, has returned to his home here.
Miss Julia Carter, who has been the
guest of her mother, Mrs. Joseph Car
ter, has returned to her duties at
Arthur Eagan has returned to
Springfield, Mass., after several days
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Eagan.
Miss Margaret Driscoll, who attends
Uay Path Institute at Springfield,
Mass., is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilham Driscoll
Lowell Haminond, who is taking a
eourse at Albanv Bii-incss College, Al
bany, N V., is vi.itiug 1ns mothf:.
Mr- R. I). Goodridge.
Mrs. I'atrick Sullivan has gone to
Albany, X. V., where she will spend
several weeks at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Noiseaux, former resi
tlents. Maj. and Mrs. R. W. McCuen of
Hiirlington, who were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Prank M. Wamer over the
holidays, have gone to Xew Vork city
Mr. and Mrs. Johu A. Harrington
and son, Robert, a student at Goddard
Semiuary, Barre, who is at home for
the holidays, have 'returned from Rut
land, where they visited Mr. and Mrs.
W. II. Botsford.
Edward Mack of Ithaca, X. V., who
has been visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Mack, has gone to Tar- j
rytown, V ., to pass some time with
his sister, Mrs. Winfield L. Morse, be
fore retiirning to his duties.
We Wish You A
Happy New Year
Now is the time to start that Savings Account with this Bank.
Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be paid our sa
ings depositors for the six months ending April 1st. 1923.
Addison County Trust Co., Inc,
(1ENERAI. BANKING BUSINESS TkANSACTED.
4 I -2o
A 1 rrl
"Xo, I never hunt for Ideus," the
emlnent author as.sured her, "When I
feel ln the mood for work, I cllnib to
tho summtt of a hlll, and there, with
the scent of the niountaln plne In tny
nostrlls, I flnd niy lnsplratlon."
"Just faney 1" gushed the glrl. "And
then you descend and wrlte lt all down,
"Indeed I don't. That would be a
sure wny of loslng It. I carry my lit
tle typewrlter up with me."
"Oh, how good of youl But does
she er does she never tum glddy or
Victory 4 34 Notes
Called December 1 5, 1 922
The above notes with Ietters A to F pre
fixed to numhers have been called for pay
ment Dec. 15, 1922. We shall be pleased
to send these in for you if jou will send
them to us. All notes now in our care will
be attended to.
4 1-2 Interest
This Bank will pay its depositors interest
JANUARY 1, 11)23 at the rate oi per
cent for the six month's period ending Dec.
WINOOSKI SAVINGS BANK
G3 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
No. 1 1 Winooski Block Winooski, Vt.
Deposits made on or before Jan. 13th receive
interest from Jan. 1st.
people will decide.