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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 23, 1920
83rd YEAR NUMBER 4411
ODD FELLO WS
St. J. Brethren Receive Run
die of Sl icks as Symbol
Call Ionia l.odgoXo. , I. ().). I-.
kept liic!l boll ( 111 thcil' lodge IMi.Ill
Mend: y nigh! iiii'l entertained a di 1-oi-atim.
i I' !H iV.iiii Hiawatha bulge of
Pane, .is v'l a.- members of Con
( o:dia lodge at Concord, Union
lodge (if Lyndnnville, ( 'o n !),(.'. it-nl
River lodge of i.'ariut. AiT.'uiia hi.lge
ii!" I'laiiiiielii, ;i vii:ing broi'i'T l'"om
Burlington ami two vi-'tir.g i.ntlii -1 1
from Alu-.:-.irh!i.'(-lt.--.. The members
of Hiaw.dha lo.l.re made the tip front
llii' Craiilo f-ly in automobile.-..
About were present and 1 lie
v 1 1 i 1 1 . ; was gii-aily enjoyed liy ad.
Hinv.atha bulge woiked the fi r:-L
dieire ii;on two candidate- fro-ii
l Y.'.k'ord. Following tin' work K. F.
(Linus, Noble. (Irand of Caledonia
lodge, look the el. air and an intere.-'-in";
In. ui' of ? )( chmi'king followed.
Tho speakers included I'a.-t (Irand
Masle-r J Mincan of Burro, (Irand
.'-'ecrelary -I.tcl: -on of Bane, Past
Clan I Ma-tor .1. C. l!oy of !0a t
Burnet, Rev. 1'. .. Alrlnns, formc-iv
Fniwr.alist pastor at Concord ai..!
now a ie-di!oi:t. of Mas.v.t hu.otl ,
ri prei or.fnt iv. s f ; om each of the vi -iling
lodges kill the. visiting bret'--ren
lc: A. S. Woodworth of !n!.
dorda lodge closed tho speed, mnkiie--.".nd
cp vi .-sod the pleasure of the i '
r.il lodge in having such a. g,tllay n1'
vi-itoi -i. Following t'ne addres.i
re 1 1 esnmonts weic served ani
la-hi ful j-noinl hour on loved.
An interesting iVaitiro of the vi. -it j
v,-.i ; that the Hiawatha lodge brought
a bundle of sticks as a symbol o(' ;
' lei-ct-hip. The l".iiniio was left
Cnhiloiiia lodge and will be tab
1 iii'in lo th:' lodge Hint they visit
and id i-ontinuo its friendly
TODAY AT THE
Vat of Japan (JOi.
from Spark Iiom a
V I. 1.
Vermonter Serving as
Consul at Ecuador
Mrs. Eliza I). Alorso of ti Alt.
Pleasant street, St. Jolinsbury. lias
received a newspaper from (luyaepiil,
Ft uador, announcing tiiat her .-on,
WiR W. Morse, who is the United
States Vie Consul there, bad been
olticiully appointed acting Consults-!.
oral during the hitter's ab.-ence
of a visit of some lengtli in the
iteil Stales. ?,lr. Alorse will be
I'omnored as a lormer M. .lolms-
hev win) i ni'iking good in one
e . malier South American ie-
New Field Agent For
The work of child helping in
wont advances one more stage
the engagement of a new field ;
as as. istant to the general secretary
by tho Vermont children's aid sir-'
j-.'ly. Tho Juiio meeting; of the !
BoliVd of Jlirectors confintiod th-; m.o-I
r-ointinent of Miss Harriet Abbot.!,:
who will commence acivo du'irs the;
first of July. Her headquai-U iv. vi'l j
bo in Bellows Falls. Um!.;r th? slip-;
rrvision of tho goncral secretary Miss
Abbott will conduct the society's!
work of child holpin-i- in the southern i
lifflf of the state. Mi--s Abbott is a
gniduate of 'a--sar, 1W, and corn"!
to Vermont after a long and var'edj
experience in coping with thr (Ufli-1
cult and delicate problems invovled In I
eaiing for dependent, negleclc 1 and I
Tl.i-rc was tl;e liottc-t kiiid of a
lire al. Hie Fail bank-', -rale factory at
;) o'clock Wednesday morning when
i -'park fro. a a welding machine
dropped into a large vat of japan.
t'he lianirs instaiith- burst cut and it
w.n .'10 minutes before it. could be cx-
Tiui automobile tru.ks responded
): oiii-i'. ' - to the (! of Ike fire
A'lrcii was a.t the north end of t'lie
'.rst floor of the machine .shop. Here
lure win a large vat i-.bout 25 feel
:oug where the heavy castiii"S were
;i;ipe 1 i--.lo ihe japan. The latter is
i v(-ry inflanimable paint, thinned
with '.;.'. oline, and though the factory
prinkh r and the dacii liiles ol hose
were pbiyia- on tic lire it seemed to
burn iust as briskly until it wa- final
ly smothered by sheet iron and sand.
The lire men had y.n iimi.- iiaily hard
time a- tile room soon filed v.'iih
moke and the heal was intense, but
t'ne li'-emon from all the companies
worked splendidly even though their
clot he :s were ruined b' water, japan
a cl .-moke, while mosl of them were
. i , ..... . . i , . i . .. .
anove men- aiiKies in water an me
time. None of tl:e men wera over
coaie with the smoke, though there
were several close calls, and one ir.::n
received a slight cut on his hand.
The entire lioor of the lau-hiae
shop is covt'ied willi water several
inches deep and it will take some
time to get things back into shape.
In fact, the lo s of time, when ihe
factory was lushed with orders, "ili
be the mo t serious as little dam: ge
was done to the huildiii"' from the
I; re aside fiom smoking un the rai't-
rs and delutdii"' some of the mu
c'lincs with wale.-.
It is a i-( imrkahle roiiicidr-ace
i licit the fire on dune 20 caught in
the same wav as the hi"- (ire some 10
! -r ars ago. That was on a bitter cold
A 1 : I ler-emhei- afirrnoon when a work-
"Every child" a Play, Given
by Pupils Before Large
St. John de Crcvoeocur
Chapter Elect Officers
The annual meeting of St. John de
Crevocoeur chapter, ) aujhtcrs of
tho American Involution, was held at
the home of Mrs. Joseph A. Davis
Friday afternoon when these officers
were elected: Airs. James S. Weeks,
i regent; Mrs. Anna I). Pearl, vice-re-
A. E. Counsell Dies at Home1 gent; Airs. Charles (1. Uraley, secre-
aud R. V. Cowling Dies
at Plymouth, N. II.
Alnius 1'. Counsell died
licnie on Webster street,
-n by -
niini a:'ciilen!::l!y dioinH-M a match
into a vat of japan and the largest
!,. In II... I,!.!,,.,, nt 5I T,.l.n.iK.,..,.
it i " " '
I iJlltl'A i ll.
(!. F. Frank!:!
oral will be at I
lis i. gate ni:ic.
i died at
lay at cue
Mr. and Airs. Lawrence Grove of
I'.o ton were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J II. Alger last week. Air. and Mrs.
Alger and Mr. and Airs, drove spent
; eeral days on a fishing trip in Fr
rol. X. U., the l.i st of the week.
i'Tis; Richardson of Woodsville, N.
ff., '-.as a guest at 11. C. Wallaci;'.--,
Airs. Harry .TolifTo was ill several
days last week.
IF there were not
K thousand other men like
you-in build and in taste
your Clothcraft Clothes
would cost more money.
It's making suits by the
thousands instead of one
at a time that gives you
so good a suit at so rea
sonable a price.
J The closing cxeicises of Ihe
i Junior High S-.diool were held in
I tho Colonial Theatre Thursday eve-
nisig, and the budding was filled with
families and fiieiais of the graduates.
't lie progiar.i consisted mainly of a
I play, "Fveiyehild," a. modern adap
t;on of the old morality plays, and
th" costumes, stage settings, and act
I iug were, all e-ec" nt. Most of the
granuales took part, and all showed
the effect of fine training and carried
out their part-: with great success.
The class honors were won by the
I'ellowing: Do othy Ilaxler, first;
Fdvvin liurrows second; Fdward Fai
mei. third; Leigh Cramer, Bertha
I.rng, Maurice and lioli'e Schoppe.
T'ne graduates are:
Fvsi. Aiken. Vivian T.acon, Jamrs
rahan. Myron Barber, Josephine
Ik-.rrett. Dorolhv Jiaxter, l.enevievo
I.c-dell, Tieatrice Beer, Floyd Bennett,
Raymond. Bhalgett, Arline Ilrigliam,
Katharine Brodien. Kdwin Burrows,
ilora.hl Burrows, Maii"o Cardinal,
Dorothy CarpenUr. Donald Cassidy,
Tin odoro Chamberlain, James
Christie. Betilah Clifford. Muriel Clif
ford, Ida, Constantino, liuth Cos,
Viola Crafts. Leigh Cramer, Kenneth,
Daliicls, Klmer Kastman, Nellie
l-'rst man, Theodore Ellis, Horace
Fmmons, Edward Farmer, Perry
I :'ch , Dorothy Follatisby, Ronald
(!av, Florence Gradv, Clifton
Hodges, Iola Ilulbrrt, Dorothy Hull,
liuth Hunt, Clarptice Johnson, Fnos
.1; linKon, Klton LaPoint, Margaret
Lawrence, Blanche Ling, Donald
tindnley, 5 Bertha Iong, Olin Lyon,
I.'iissell Mann 1'oso Murowitz, Rob
ert Martin, Francis Mayo, Ruth
Mofl'ott. Fdson Aloore, llorirf Morri
sor. Iola Morrison, Lawrence Alun
kiltiick, Maurice Numbers. Sarah
Nm t. berg, Ellsworth Pierce, John
I ike, Marjorie Powers, Jamrs Puf
fer, Gertrude Rice, Sylvia Bicker,
Mrtiiicn Schoppe, Rolie Schoppe,
Doris Smith, Harold Smith, .Stephen
Strcetev, Theodora Taylor, Edith
Vernon, Edwin Wilkins. Holland
V, ilkins, Jr.mrs Woods, Olive Wor
t'ren. Music for Uj.j occasion was fur
i ished hy the Junior High school or
chestra and -Glee club, President's
aodiess by Donald Lindsley Fare-
web to Class of '21 by Helen Randall;
eemng, aged fiti years.
Air. Counsell was born in Sterling,
j N. v., June 12, ".!!, where he spent
! all of his earlv lile. After complet-.
j in ; his education he engaged in the
I lumber business and later moved to
(iii to, N. Y., where he was in the mill-
i ing business for a time. For 20 year;
j h was one of the traveling- repre
.-ei tsitivc.-i of the D. M. Osborne Co.
a subsidiary of the International
Harvester Company, and in that time
lie had made a wide acquaintance am
hi d mauv freinds.
Ho came to St. Johnsburv about
K-!S where he has since resided. For
six years he re-presented the firm of
Braikitt, Shaw and Lunt Co., of
Semen-worth, in. II. In BUI lie
formed a partnership with his son
an I since that time the firm of A. 1
(,'i unsoll & So.", have done a large
1 usmess in agricidtural tools am
A'lr. Counsell married Lillian A
Palmer in Hannibal, N. V., in 18K8
and haves beside his wife, a broth
er in New York state and one son
Merrick AT. Counsell of St. Johns-
btry. The funeral will be held at1
Grace Aielho ii ;t church Tuesday af
ternoon at 2..',() o'clock.
Air. Counsell belonged to the Blue
lodge of Alasons in Cato and St
Johnsburv Council, No. 2k() United
Commercial Travellers. About three
years ago his health begaii to fai'
and he was obliged to turn over niu'1
of the firm's business to his sou. He
had been in fairly good healtl
thiough t lit' spring-, but was taken
woise Saturday morning and died
the following evening.
Air. Counsell was a "grcat-heartcl
gi i tleman" who made and kept
friends by honest dealings and genial
ways and there are many people in
both. New York state and Vermont
who will miss him and remember his
m: ny kindly act
Uary; Airs. George E. Hazen, treas
urer; Aliss Cornelia T. Fairbanks,
registrar. Following the business sen
sion the hosess served refreshments
and a most delightful social time followed.
REGINALD W. COWLING
The sad news was received Mon
day morning of the death at Ply
ir.dith. N. TL. of RSftfnnl.l' W, Cow
ling of S Johnshiii-y. aged 17 years.
Mr. Cowling was visiting former St.
Jehnshury friends there and was tak
en seriously ill with pneumonia. He
had just completed the freshman
year at. the University of Vermont
and was a graduate of St. Johnshu'-y
Academy in the class of 11)19, The
roil aim; will reach St. Johnsburv
Mrtwlay night. The arrangements for
th': funeral have not yet bean made.
Funeral of A. E. Counsell
at Grace Church
The funeral of Almus E. Counsell
was held at Grace Methodist church
Tuesday afternoon, conducted bv
Rev. Georn-e A. Martin. The organ
was played both before and after the
service bv Miss Alice B. Warden.
iddross by the Rev. Chaunccy Ad- Members of tho St. Johnsbury Coun
W. A. TAPLIN, Prop.
On the Hill
nms: presentation of taculty medal
bv Principal Brown, and presentation
of certificates by Supt. Young. The
class had planned to hold their au
nt al picnic on Friday morning at the
golf links, but on account of the
leiny weather it was indefinitely
GOSS HOLLOW SCHOOL
The school in this district, Miss
Marguerite, Vance, teacher, closed
with literary and musical exorcises,
Thursday morning at ten o'clock. Af
ter the program had been completed,
(Continued on page six)
Of '" .r,
These arc two very im
portant factors of suc
cess. Every little sav
ing counts and every
deposit to your credit
with the Wells River
Savings Bank brings
you nearer the mark at
which you are aiming.
4 Per Cent Interest
cil, No. 2.t;0. U. C. T. rat in a body
and the bearers were I' red W . Kelley,
Ernest F. Tinker, Fred C. Gilson,
John E. Cook, Glenn V. Moonev,
James A. Spare. Many friends con
tributed beautiful floral tributes. The
U. C. T. council sent a beautiful
wreath with a floral - ' in the
center, and Passumnsic Lodge. No. 27
F. & A. II. had a floral contribution.
oFllowing the scriniurc reading
Mr. Martin spoke most appreciated v
of Mr. Counsell's life and service. He
said he always took a kindly interest
in all welfare work in this community
and had an ontimistic view. He had
a kind word for everyone and a cor-
Hial o-reeliiln- i'e.r "ill. Hut. silinvn llll.
i Im, i,;. . ,, a-.. . .;!,
tit tide and courage, something which,
is especially hard for an ambitiou :
man to do.
Besides a rood attendance of St.
Johnshui"' friends at the service
these were mesent from out of town:
George Richardson and Charles
Bailev of East Barnt. Frank Shaw
of Walden, George Hill and Charles
Hill of East St, Johnsbury and Mr.
and Mrs. Mills of Danville.
ST. J. ACADEMY
The Trustees Have Chosen
Former President of Oli
the trustees of
Academy have electa!
ncy ui the ollne ol
m. id.? to.;.!
to fill the v:i
The St. Johnsbury school board ex
pect they have engaged C. C. Hitch
cock of Syracuse, N. Y., as superin
tendent of schools and he will take up
his new work with the opening of the
next school year. Mr. Hitchcock was
here Saturday and his goods have al
ready arrived and are being stored
for tho summer.
Mr. Hitchcock is a graduate of Col
umbia and has been superintendent of
more recently one of the school im
schools in New York communities and
pectors for the New York educational
department. This position has given
him a wide acquaintance with the
needs of the various schools in the
Empire state and he takes up his new
work with strong recommendations.
ST. J. ACADEMY CLASSMATES
Harlan Anderson Tolman and Miss
Ruth Alay Flint were married Satur
day, June 11), at 1 o'clock at the Bap
tist parsonage by Rev. A. S. Wood
worth before a few of their immedi
ate friends. The bride was attired
in a traveling suit of tan with navy
blue. After the ceremony they left
ioi a trip which will include Boston
ar.d Portland and other places.
The bride is the (laughter of Air.
and Airs. I. B. Flint, and has been
the pianist at the Please-U. She is a
Liaduate of the Mew r.ngianu con
servatory of Alusic and will continue
as the pianist of the Please-U on her
K.turn from their honeymoon. Mr.
Tolman -is employed at the Citizens
lk nl: and is the son of Rev. and Mrs.
F. S. Tolman of Randolph, a former
ptstor oi tlie union uunuxk cnun-ii
in St. Johnsburv. 1 luring tne war ue
served in the Navv and was stationed
at, the Charlcstown Navy yard. Both
were classmates in St. Johnsbury
Academy in the class oi 1!)1", Mr.
Tolman being president of his class
and the bride vice president during'
their Academy career.
Rev. Theodore llaiberr. Wdson, now
of Cambridge, Man, and that he will
assume its duties on or before Aug
u it 1.
Mr. Wilson is a native of Now
England and belongs to a family
which has been devoted long and
successfully to the profession of
teaching. He was graduated from
Harvard University in 1!)()7, from
Union Theological Seminary, New
York jn 1!)10, and after four years
divided between leaching and preach
ing during,' a short pastorate, he was
called to Olivet College where he
served successfully as one of its
teachers, its dean, and its president.
His high character and scholarship
his varied experience in educational
work and exceptional administrative
ability and tact a attested by those
whom he has served, unite vo make
tho trustees feel that he Academy is
to bo congratulated upon his accept
ance, of the office of its principal.
They bespeak for him the cordial re
ception of the entire community and
'he hearty cooperation of all persons
to whom the Academy ministers in
what will be Mr. Wilson's endeavor
not only to maintain its high rank
as an educational institution but
also to raise its standard and widen
TO CO-OPERATE -AND
MEETING TO BE IN
BURLINGTON, June 18 The ex
ecutive committee of the state
grange has decided on St. Johnsbury
as the place for the next . state
me timr. nrovided satisfactory ar-
ii ngements can be made, and if notr'tra
Burlimyton as the choice. The mecV" y'1-'
itig was held at the Hotel Vermont
with Chairman W. N. Cady presiding.
The meeting will be held at some
ci.to in December.
Several other matters were
brought up. It was decided to hold
fi"o special meetings at diqrent places
in the state in the early part of Oct
ober, when the sixth degree will be
worked. This is for the purpose of
feotting all who desire to take the
state degree in tune so they may take
the seventh degree at the national
meeting to be held in Boston in Nov
mber. ( Middlebury will be selected ;
nrobuoly as the central point for this
region, for working the degree.
Other matters acted upon were the
appropriating of an additional $500
AMrnirAM I CrillW: the educational fund, to be trans-
MllILiUlrtll LLUlVll ferred as soon as the money is avail
VV. R. Knapp Post Received
the Gift from Woman's
i.ble, and the approval of the state
matter's plans for an exhibit of Ver
mont maple sugar products at the
All Kinds of Scales
In these clay3 of high prices you
cannot afford to throw away your old
scales. Let us overhaul your used
one and make it good as new. We
have a few used scales us good as
new. Drop in and look them over.
Satisfaction guaranteed or no pay.
Second-hand scales bought and Fold.
Tli j VfflDit Scale
At. the reoular meelin" of W. R.
Knapp Post, No. 58, American Le
gion, held Tuesday evening in Red
Men's Kali, tho regular ousiness
Immediately following the business
meeting the members of the Wom
an's Auxiliar joined with the Legion
and Mrs. Isabel Sargent with ap
propriate words in behalf of mothers,
wives, sisters, daughters and sweet
hearts, presented to the Post
through Scrgeant-at-arms H. Warren
Clifford, a Post banner of blue silk
bearing the Legion insignia and let
tered W. R. Knapp Post, No. 53, St.
Post Finance B. II. Daniels accept
ed the banner for the Post with a
few well chosen words. He said: "It
h hard to express our apnreciation
to you, who the first to give when
war was declared now are tho first
to five again. This is the first bit of
real appreciation that we as an or
ganization of ex-service men have
vet received. With no direct -lersonal
feeling, with the feelings of the ex-
-.ervice man, it is with a feeling that
was it worth while, our part. When
we go to other places wo see mem
erials lo cx-scrvice men, in honor
rolls, memorial halls, memorial
homes and so we say to you mothers,
vivos, sisters, daughters, sweet
hearts, wordsa re poor means of ex
pressing our feelings, our apprecia
.ions, when we receive this gift.
First because it is from you, second,
because you are the first to give,
this time as you were the first to give
when your ocuntrv called."
The banner will be on display at
the store of Comrade Dean McLellan
(,n Railroad street.
Following the Legion and Auxili
ary enjoyed a social hour-of singing,
eancing, and refreshments were serv
ed bv the auxiliary.
About forty members of the 11th
Vermont Regiment, with wives and
children, also families of deceased
members, are present at the annual
reunion of tho Regiment, held in the
Grand Army hall this morning and
alternoon. Colonel Winslow of White
field, N. II., is in the chair, and most
interesting exercises are being
cejried out. A large number of mes
sages were received from absent
members. At noon Chamberlain Re
lief Corps served a fine dinner to the
comrades and their families. This af
ternoon there is a camp-fire, and offi
cers for the ensuing vear will be
The people who have money won't
1 uy costly goods an longer, and
those who haven't monev can't buy
'cm. Might ns well come off your
high perch, Mr. Profiteer.
Blind Sadly In
Need of Books
Only thirty-five per cent of the75,
000 blind of the nation have learned
to read, due largely to the excesive
cost of books in raised type and the
bewildering diversity of types in use,
an obstacle recently removed by the
adoption of a uniform, simple braille
type. The 200 blinded service men
returning to civil life were aided by
the American libraiy association, sairt
Lieutenant Schoble, through the
printing of about fortybooks in the
uniform type, chiefly books on trades
and vocations suitable for the sight
less. The A. L. A. is aiding the blind
in the uniform type on a non-com
mercial basis, thereby bringing the
price of the books within reach of in
dividuals and of libraries. Small
public libraries will be able to serve
their blind patrons by borrowing
books from the larger libraries, as
books for the blind may be sent free
through the mails.
Promotion of library service for the
blind is one important feature of the
'J3ooks for Everybody" movement of
the American library assciation, for
which a nation-wide fund ot JfZ.UUU
000 is being raised, to be devoted
chiefly to encouraging the establish
ment of public libraries for the f0,
000,0007 Americans without free lib
rary service. .'
The joint ml
Ci unty Farm
I )i mon. tration
in the Armor;
uid a -hu ge ai
pre blems of tl
zt'tions in anr
'xtend to Mr.
Cte-j of- -Jippr
ll'.ties are still
lui -cultural iul
a.ost success i
hair to thd
Shaw, of Peat
ir of the aft
ims of Bowi
oresidclit of t
is a pUin, foi)
talk was mail
regard to the
His advice is i
vctise, and tl
hs would hold
He spoke c
liens in the l
time when or
livered his pr
which had co:
grewth of g
the local demi
mercy of tho
be-ught in the
thi dearest m
le i to the nd
tion like the I
ced its gi)
price of )
it is even bel
and he conime
bought the P
Urn. as this i
rection. Another gr
farmer has b
hew to run .
said, the farm
can run his b
at a loss, and
When the cpj
came to be c
mer in ten, o
i (Uart of mi
Ale re busines
eration in sel
This is the a
tho farmers t
Ct in wall, of i
seiited the N:
value of the
and its powa
many ways. I
fact that the
but their intc
For one in ,
ti sell by a v
market j while!
it, is usually
tint is the uni
alone is not I
There are I
of the farmer
vided into tw
others are m
aim to stir
them all, he ,
It has the bac
who arc wor
in-.- out for
He asked t
that, they ai
fs' of any in
they will un
arc able to i
need. No ui
capital or lab
c.sts are reallj
or calamity t
to them all. 1
one at the lit
and this the S
(Continued op- P
i : - ')