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ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1920
83rd YEAR NUMBER 4398
Over $70,000 Subscribed in
St. Johnsbury at Mass
. Meeting Friday P. M.
A ma is meeting of the fanners of
this vicinity was held in the Si.
Johnsbury Town Hail Friday nfter-
noon to further consider
that wa'a f.rst proposed on Feb. to
purchase) of J. W. Davies of Reading,
Mans., iho Plymouth Creamery Co
plant.--. Over 100 farmers v.-cie pres
ent hikI K H. Hallett, president of
the local branch of the New England
Milk Producers' association, presided
and Guy C. Wright was tlio secretary
Mr. Ilallett said many farmers
have been favorable to owning their
own cre;smerie s and after briefly re
viewing the proceedings of the first
meeting on Feb. 2:, spoke of the vis
its the committee ha 1 made the past
week to thu other creameries owned
by the corporation, both in New Eng
land and Canada. Practically all the
plants lad been visited by one or
more m rubers of the committee ap
pointed ut the first meeting. A great
majority of those present favored
the purchase of the Plymouth Cream
cry Co. to be operated by the farm
ers ns a cooperative proposition.
Mr Wils on of Woodsville spoke of
the result of the meetings held. in
the Grafton county towns and said
tin t. tlm movement was snrcadinir
and he thoroughly believed it would this town woidd be started on Sun
bo successful. I (';ys as soon as possible, and l;ter in
13. C. Chandler of Waterford spoke; the season there would be Sunday
of his visit to the four Canadian j meetings in the outlying districts. It
plants and said everybody seemed in
terested in the plan. He then stated
that the physical valuation of the
Plymouth Creamery Co. as it appear
ed on the books was as follows
Fitch Bay, P. Q.
Magog, P. Q.
New Boston, N II.
North Hatley, P Q.
Swiftwattr, N. H.
Way's Mills, P Q.
Cans and, Jackets
State Street, Boston
i ;!'. .i-
. Total valuation ?243,l"1.6fi
Mr. Chandler said he considered
this a very fair appraisal as many
items entering into thn construction
of the buildings, as well as the cans
nnd tracks, had advanced materially
in prico since they were bought, and
that the Plymouth Creamery Co.
charged off to depreciation every year
tit evci-y plant.
Mr. Chandler said a Boston bank
was ready to advance about half
enough money to finance the propo
sition, but he favored raising the
stock among the farmers and doing
their own financing. He said on the
basis of $10 per cow the committee
were sure of the product of 10,000
cows and hoped to have 15,000. It
was proposed to take stock on the
basis of 83 1-3 cents per month per
cow for three years, after which the
plant would be bought and paid for.
Mr. Chandler said . the management
would stay in Mr Gardiner's hands
with a board of directors to help
manage the corporation.
Mr. Farmer of Boston, representing
Richard Pattee of the New England
Milk Producers association, explain
ed the Turner Center plan where the
farmers have recently purchased a
large privately owned creamery cor
poration and urged that the farmers
lake advantage of the opportunity
(Continued on page 2)
Madewell Drop Seat Union Suits give more free
dom and comfort. An clastic ribbed insert at back
takes all the "drag" from your shoulders and the
flexible Taknico Co. fabrics will not bind or chafe.
S2.50, $3.00, $3.50
STEELE, TAPLIN & CO.
W. A. TAPLIN, Prop.
ON THE HILL
Men Have Joined and Plan
for Aggressive Christian
Work in This Community
One of the results of the Pee.,
meetings is the formation in S'u
Johnsbury of the Laymen's League
and 100 men from the live churches
that united in the evangelistic ser
vices have already joined the new o.--ganizatioii.
At a nieelii.j.'' of the Lay
men's LeasiU' at Grace Methodist
church assembly room Moiuh'y even
ing the organization was perfected by
the election of the following' o fleers:
President, Frank II. Brook
Sec. and Treat?., O. C Jones
Vice-Presidents, Edgar R. Brow i,
L P. Slack, C. F. Goodall, II. E. Dean,
Charles Wright, I C. Marshall
Team Leaders, Charles A Shields.
Fred It Clifford, V. H. Ticehurst.
Sbop Committee, Willard V. Or
cutt,, chairman, Orrie .Jenks, W. P.
Stevenson, Noel J Kingsbury
President Brooks pros ded at the
meeting and Dr. Rocs was present
and offered many helpful suggestions.
Following an enthusiastic song ser
vice, led by Mr. lrooks with Carroll
Montgomery at the piano, there was a !
season of prayer. Then followed re
marks from many present as to fu
n was announced tiuu meetings in
was voted to have meetings j
of the Laymen's League every Mon-!
day night. It was also decided to!
have union Sunday night sendees oc-1
ca.Monally to be conducted bv the
Laymen's League and the executive
committee will announce the date of
the first one later.
The meeting was full of enthusi
asm, attended by nearly (0 laymen,
and the new organization promises
well for the quickening of the l-elio-i.
us me oi mis town and vicinity
IN COAL CRISIS
A day or two before the big storm
which has so paralyzed railroad traf
fic, and when St. Johnsbury was fac
ing the most acute coal crisis in the
history, nine carloads of anthracite
coal arrived in town just in the nick
of time. This coal was sent here by
Henry J. Fuller of New York, presi
dent of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., nnd
divided among the local dealers.
1 here were all sizes in the shipment
and many families were supplied
that had been out of fuel for some
days. To get the coal through Mr.
Fuller had to secure a special permit
as there is still an embargo on the
Boston & Maine railroad.
The first car of bituminous coal
which has come to St. Johnsbury for
sometime also arrived this week. This
was the car that the dealer, the
Commercial Club and the railroad of
ficials had tried to locate. The cargo
was billed for Brightlook Hospital
and arrived just as their supply of
soft coal had been exhausted.
Nat 0ortwln :; blamed for the fol
lowing: J-j.hu's wife never knows
where ho Is after nine n the evening,
but neither does he.
Appeal for Bright look
Hospital Aid Association
Why should the brightlook Hospi
tal Aid association, at this time asl:
,for pledges from friends of the assoc
iation? A moment's reflection ,a brief com
parison of pre-war and present prices
and you have the answer. To be
specific the high cost of cotton is the
Each year the Aid association pur
chases large quantities of cotton from
which sheets pillow slips and gowns
arc made To maintain the work this
year is required a sum of money four
or five time sas great as during the
pre-war period, and at the February
Execxutivc meeting it was voted to
initiate the pledge system.
The committee in charge are, Mrs.
J. V. Scott, chairman, Mrs. G. F.
Cheney and Mrs. Ella S. Truax, and
the following persons will circulate
the pledge cards
Mrs. George Cary, Miss Hazel
Chesley, Mrs. Alex. N. Drew, Mrs.
Carl D. Hovey, Mrs. W. H Jenks, Mirs
W P Smith, Miss Phoebe Scott, Mrs.
Chas. Simanton, Mrs. C. E. Severance
Mrs. Ella S. Truax, Miss Ella Wil
marth, Lyndon and Lyndonville; Mrs
Elbridgo Hastings, Waterford; Mrs.
Chauncey Miltimore, Concord; Mrs.
Homer Rice, St. Johnsbury Center.
It, is hoped that there will be many
who will gladly assist the association
in its important and very necessary
ST. J. ACADEMY
Mrs. McCarthy Had Life
Use of Fund and Makes
Some Small Bequests
By the death of Mrs. Abbie F. Mc
Carthy the St. Johnsbury Academy
will receive about $8,650 for its
scolarship fund. When Miss Carrie
Underwood's will was probated a few
years ago the sum of $10,000 was left
Mrs. McCarthy to use the income,
and the principal if necessary, and at
her death the balance should revert
.in thr Acndnmv. The latter institu
tion will now receive about $8,650.
Mrs. McCarthy left the following
bequests herself,- $100 to the Wo
man's Association 'of the North Con
gregational church; $100 to the mem
orial free bed fund of the Brightlook
Hosnitnl association: $50 to the
Chamberlin Relief Corps for their
flower fund; $50 to the ritty Ciun
of St. Johnsbury.
TO BE MOVED
TO OLD SITE
Was On Private Land and
Now Goes On Govern
r,. n.,.;nitiiiK fivn station is
again on the move, and it is now be
ing moved back to its old location,
nine feet east of the present site.
When it was supposed that the gov
ernment would want the land for the
new post office building the Treasury
officials ordered the building moved
off their land. H w.ts moved nine
feet west last. year. After C. h.
Silsby bought the old Caledonian
property he notified the village trus
tees that tho fire station was on his
land and it will now be moved bacft
to its old site. The Treasury officials
have given pel-mission to have the
building on government land until
such time as the land will be wanted
for the new post office.
Charged with Violating
Internal Revenue Law
Rcgina Leonarrti and Rosa Agostini
both of South Kycgatc, were brought
to Montpelier Monday on an indict
ment of tho United States court
chaining them with violating tho in
ternal revenue fact. The women could
talk very little English, but vigorous
ly insisted that they had paid their
fine in certain liquor cases and also
Ijaid a revenue tax. Bail was fixed
at $500 which was furnished by a
couple of Italians who appeared for
the women and the case Will come up
for trial at the May term of the Fed
Keeping Mirrors Bright
To clean mirrors, keep n piece of
ipnnffp, it cloth nnd n silk handker
chief. First sponge the glass well, so
es to clean off nil spots, then dust over
It powder blue tltvl In mnslln ; rub It
off Unfitly nnd nulckly with the cloth,
nnd finish by rubbing It with ifce hand
kercbleL . .
OF AIR FLIGHT
With Miss Stevens and
Miss Ide She Enjoys Air
plane Trip Over City
The thrilling experience of three
St. Johnsbury young women in air
plane flights over St. Petersburg,
Florida is told in an interesting way
by Miss Grace House of the Cary
Maple Sugar Co. in a letter to her
sister, Miss Florence Bouse of the
Caledonian-llecord office. The letter
We have been perusing the Cale
doniun for tho last two weeks and it
certainly docs not contain very cheer
ing news to us here in Florida, so
Helen Stevens, Mai-y Ide and myself
thought wo would try to add a little
variety in the way of amusement nnd
we betook ourselves on; the morning
of March 3rd, to the Pier where Lieut
Whitted's hydro-plane, "Blue Bird '
was preparing for a trip to Pass-a-Grille.
Perhaps our St. J. friends
will like a change from snow banks,
the Flu and zero weather and will lis
ten for a time to an account of our
three trips, not exactly through the
clouds, but well up over the earth.
We would have preferred to have
onc together or at least in pairs but
none of us being feather-weights, Lt.
Whittcd took one at a time.
The "Blue Bird" is a Curtiss model
and is a very beautiful plane, painted
a sea blue and when in flight looks
like a big bird. The motor is clo.e
to the. upper plane, above the heads
of pilot and passenger so practically
all danger from fire is eliminated as
the velocity of the plane would sweep
the flames far to the roar should an
Just before I was ready to start
Lt, Whitted asked us if we had heard
of the accident at Fort Myers the
day before when three men were kill
ed. Whether he did it to test our
nerve or not, we do not know, and we
informed him we were not easily
frightened and had watched him fly
too long not to have a good deal of
confidence in him. In this accident,
the pilot went far inland and all
were killed before they reached the
ground. ' ...
In preparing forthe flight, your
earn are filled wittrtfttton and you are
helnletcd and begogglod and present
something. of the appearance. of .the
diver from your-shoulders up. We
were given a 15- minute trip over
Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg and
it is well worth the price. On start
ing out xcm arc hardly aware that
you hav left the water, and not un
til you look overboard and see the
piers beneath do you know for a cer
tainty that you are "go'ing up."
Miss Stevens and I would prefer
a second one and would like to go a
little higher next time. v'- n.Vi went
to 2,000 feet altitude and found it
wai-mer than at 1,000 feet.
There is almost no sensation of
speed unless you attempt to speak to
the pilot or put your hand out to
wave to your friends down on earth.
Your hand simply refuses to wave at
a speed of CO miles. In climbing up,
you are not aware of doing so unless
you watch the indicator, but in des
cending you have the same sensation
that an escalator gives you and the
wind blows terrifically.
We skimmed along over the Bay
close to the Str. "Favorite" just leav
ing for Erandentown, and then
mounted higher until we were out
over the city. One does not appreciate
the real beauty of St. Petersburg
until seen from a 1,500 feet altitude.
Lt. Whittcd does not do any stunts
with regular passengers but we have
watched him do some wonderful spi
rals. ' Vou are not fastened into the
plane but sit beside him without a
thing to grasp other than the side
of the seat. Whitted told us
that the air compression would hold
a passenger in so there was very little
danger of falling out. You sit well
under a steering wheel siimlar to the
orfe he uses, but ho doesn't care to
have any assistance in driving.
Miss Ide and Miss Stevens looked
Tike mere specks as wc passed over
their heads at an altitude of 1,200
feet. The day was misty so that the
distant view was not as good ns on a
clear day but we could see clouds
Wo certainly recommend the trip
to all our friends as a dispeller of
"blues", and after takinr it vou
would forget that the snow was five
feet deep or that the thermometer
ever registered 45 degrees below zero.
If thore are any skeptics here
who think this is a newspaper yam,
we have three certificate, signed by
Lt. Whitted giving the date and alti
tude of our flights, of which we are
very proud' and we also hope the
snaps taken by Mr. Stevens and my
self will be good ones.
' s To receive honestly Is the best
thanks for a good thing. George Mac-Donald.
J Legion Votes for
j Ex-Soldiers Bonus
At the regular mcetinn- of ilm V '
K. Knapp Post, No. 58, of the Am
erican Legion of St. Johnsbury, Dr.
I. P. Tierney was elected post war
risk officer. B. H. Daniels wa, elect
ed to represent the post war ri.sk of
ficer and Post Commander H. G. Pow
ell to represent tiro post at the
State Conference at Montpelier, Mar.
The post voted to instruct the dele
gates to stand for a government
bonus for ex-service men. There will
be a caled meeting of the post at the
Armory March 1G, at 7.:: p. ni.. to
elect a sargcant-at-aims. employment
officer, three members of the post ex -
ecutive committee and three members
of the post athletic committee.
LAST SERVICES I
OF DR. REES !
The Services Well Attended
Notwithstanding the Bad
Despite bad street conditions caus
ed by the blizzard there were three
large audiences at the Bees metMigs
Sunday. In tho morning at the North
church the subject was "The Master
is come, and callcth for thee". That
God "calls" men is shown in history,
in the Bible, and in experience. ' Such
calls have a three-fold purpose; first,
for pardon. Blind Bartimaeus could
not be stilled as he cried out
mercy upon me." There are
today who are spiritually blind, to
whom Christian truth has no mean
ing, to whom sin is not serious. Jesus
has tho some solicitude today to heal
tho blind of soul if you will cry out
"have mercy.' God's call i., also for
service. As with Moses, the pi.ue
where God calls us is Holy ground;
with us also should be the conviction
"I am that I am hath sent 1 you."
Many here have received sight at the
hands of Jesus, but what have yet.
been doing since you met the Master?
I have been for four weeks in this
beautiful town, filled with com'ort
able homes. I have nei; coveted
those homes, but I have coveted you.
What cQiddbo accomplished he'-e and
in all-.this riion if you respon led
fully to God's call. Do you know the
joy of-, service? There were never
such opportunities and 'such needs for
zbalous Christian- actively, as today.
And God never calls a man but He
also opens the way. 4 There are in
numerable homes and lives that need
kindly Christian ministries. Are'y'm
too busy? But what is your life for
but to do the Master's will? God's
call is. in the third nlace. a call t j
That was the meanino
of the text: these were the words of
Martha and her sistci; by their broth-
ers's grave. As Christ came to tnem
in answer to their grievous need, so
He -will come to all lives bereaved,
lonely, and discouraged; even those
who have buried their heavfs in some
grave. His grace is sufficient for you.
How does God call us? By His
spirit, who is ever pleading for en
trance, that He may strengthen, com
fort and inspire your life. God calls
by His love, which is greater than the
love of even mother or wife. He calls
by the Word of Revelation. Your
churches for generations have pro
claimed the Christian Gospel in your
hearing; you have the open Bible,
you know its meaning, you arc hot as
though you were living in Heathen
dom. You are , responsible because
you may kno w the truth -if you will.
God. calls you by the Christian church
which bears witness in your midst to
HC Calls yOU by
your home, by its Christian culture,
you by His Son The country-about
here is not unlike that e' T-o.sa-
lem and I can imagine Jesus standing
on one of those hills, and, as before,
crying "How oft would I have gath
ered thy childYcn together, O St.
Johnsbury, as a hen gathcreth her
chickens under her wing and ye
would not." God calls us by His pro
vidences. Mr. Moody once had a man
come to him and say: "I was an in
fidel. I lost my little girl, and I
dreamed that I saw her in a company
of white, and she was stretching out
her hands to me, and saying, "this I
way, papa, this way." I tried to find i
a boat to get across the river, I tried j
to wade, but it was too deep. Ih 1
ajfony I answered, "how can I come?" j
And then I seemed to hear a voice,!
"I am the Way," and I awoke. But
I dropped on my knees, and prayed,
and promised that I would go to
where my little girl was calling me.
Thus God is calling you today, in
countless ways. Will you hear His
call, and answer, "Here am I?"
LESSON FROM THE SLUMS OF
PARIS, LONDON & NEW YORK
Grace Methodist church had a large
audience of men at the afternoon ser
vice and the Laymen's League Quin
tette sang two selections. Carroll
Montgomery presided at the piano.
Before Dr. Rees gave his address Mr.
Richards spoke of the significance of
Maine Central the Last Line
to Resume Limited Pas
tm. . -i i i n
t Th ' equally Rotting
back to normal and resuming their
passenger service, the Maine Central
' being the last in this vicinity to get
'trains through. The old Vmtw.,
! ,..,u,.nA t ww, n: , ,.
(railroad liom White River Junction
to oCncrd is still closed for traffic and
the Central Vermont trains are run
into Boston via Bellows Falls and
Greenfield. The Boston & Maine have
declined to haul thed ining cars and
parlor cars on tho New Fngland
states limited of the Central Ver
mont until after this week.
I The first throueh train fvnm V.nainn
over the White Mountain division
i came up from Concord and Plymouth
I IS. J"?
belated Boston mails and the Sunday
papers. The night "air lino" nassed
i through St. Johnsbury at 5.37 Wed
nesday morning, beinj; about 2 "2
hours late These trains had to run
slow because of the condition of the
Through connection, with Burling
ton was established Tuesday p. in,
when the Burlington and Lamoille
railroad from Cambridge Junction to
Burlington was opened up.
The Maine Central expect to net
i ",cu SI10W nl0W tnl0uK:n 1 ' om Lnncas-
I tm, T,.t.,l.. Ji- it J 1 .-
i ui7mm,y cum u it iii lives nere. in
mm; uiu iuitiuuun ii.iin lor me r.asi
will start out. This will be the first
train to Lunenburg since the storm
and it will bo impossible to juw it
through to P "--.- 1r ' J 1 In
drifts in the Jfi-l
I li 11 1 - ..-.ffcuation
in a ) . - wi)ie 'manner. The
variouj ,ia9lrt!7including volunteers in
many of the larger cities in southern
New Hampshire, worked hours over
time to open up traffic and the station
officials were very courteous in ex
plaining as best they could the pros
pects of the resumed traffic.
St. Johnsbury Artists
On a Concert Tour
The Misses Lola and Marjorie
French, Misses Barbara and Lucy
Clark of Boston, Mass., came Mon
day to spend the week at Robert
These young ladies, known as the
Whitney Folk" have given a good
many concerts in and near Boston
this winter. They go to Lyndonville
1 . . M,uy evening ana 10 uiover,
ihursday evening and to
evening, where they give the
same program which they have con
tracted to give this summer for the
Redpath Chautauqua, tourinj states
in the middle west and south.
The program is said to be most at
tractive, consisting of piano, cello,
violin, and vocal solos, pianologues
and readings, closing with costume
Quite a number are planning to go
to Lyndonville, Thursday evening to
hear the program.
the meetings and Frank H. Brooks
made a strong appeal for a generous
offering as a fitting recognition of the
splendid service Dr. Kecs and Mrs.
Rees had rendered this community.
The theme of Dr. Rees' address
was "The Slums of Paris, Londan
and New York" and after graphically
describing the slums of these tlueo
great cities ho drew striking lessons
in A) id HufinAnnli
J "win miniiuuiin ill V.V-1I IllCbiywUll.1i
I Thn locunn fin, tu
thilt the hom ew as nmectc , in
, oul. busy ,ife and that to (,is.
tl.actions had come int0 om. jfe t,
tnlp, fl.nm hnmD , .
orrill's Shoo Store
Friday and Saturday
Shoes going for half price. This is a closing out sale of
Ladies', Children's, Boys' and Men's Shoes. Also Stockings and Uub
bers. Sole leather Shoe Nails, Rubber Heels, Sewing Machine and
Shoe Pack. Also large Roll Top Desk and Settee..
IN U. S. ARMY
Commercial Club and Me'
chants Prizes Distributer
to Nearly 50 Scholars
The committees having in dial1
the judging of the essays on the r
vantages of joining the United Sttt
army have finished their work and '
judges have also made the awards
the prizes offered by tho Common
Club and the 42 prizes offered by
merchants of St. Johnsbury. 'J
four educational institutions in cc
petition were the St. Johnsbi
Academy, tho public schools,
St. Joseph's Academy and St.
briel's school. The best essay fl
ench of these schools has been s
by Scrgt. .Tomlingson to Albany,
Y., for competition in the govemm
prizes and they are also given .
Commercial Club prizes of $5 ca
Miss Isabello W. Porter of St. Joh
bury Academy won the fast of th
prizes and also receives the first m
chants' prize, which is a pair of n
bits or .$15 in cash, offered by Art!
Miss Ethel Mon.than of Mt. St. .
seph's Academy, receives the sppc
Commercial Club prize and $10
cash, offered by E. N. Randal) & (
Alfred Bussiere of the St. Gabi
school receives the third Commerf
Club prize and bicycle tires offered
C. B. Chase.
Dana Baxter of the public scho
receives the fourth Commw
v mo prize ana i worm or merciji
f,. Tl T..1. ..i
i nwiw x nu i ecu v.iiiiijuiiv siure
1 ' uuiur jinxes or me 01. jon.
bury merchants are awarded as j
Kathcrino Cflnant, $5 in mdse."
Randall & Whitcomb's. .,
Lilliarj Martin, $5 in mdse.
Leach & Waterman's.
Norman Lachance, $." in mdse.;
Asselin Brothers. ' !.v
Ruth Spreadly, $5 in mdse at ti
gee & Smythe's.
Edwina Macomber, Nippon dish
the Berry-Ball Diy Goods stoic.
Robert Hallett, dress suit cast.
Amos W. Scott Co, i,
Harriett Vernon, bottle perfuhti
at V. B. Eastman's. .
Luther Green, sweater at Sttfl
Taplin store. '- ' .. ;
( Continued on page two)
It i a great source of
satisfaction to have an
account with the Wells
River Savings Bank
where you know your
money is safe and at
your command when'
you want it. '
4 Per Cent Interest
. WELLS RIVER.VT.