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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 192S. FARM ISSUES ARE moraiDOE President Discusses Problems in Speech to Grange Wsshlinton. Nov 17 (IP Cooper ative marketing was stressed last night by President CooUdge in an address delivered before the Na tional Grange In -which he reviewed tha problems of the farmer and de scribed as "hazardous" proposals of a subsidy which he said the Ameri can people would not pay for any length of time. At the same time, Mr. Coolidpe told the farm representatives that any attempt at price fixing on farm products or the entry of the govern ment Into business would prove fa tal to agriculture. Assistance neces aary to render the cooperative ef fort more effective through a board supplied wilh funds to demonstrate ita soundness tn its experimental stage might well be provided by the national government, he said. Declaring that no government ir gave an industry more aid than agriculture has received in this country, the president said that fur ther Improvement in the farmer's condition would come from more scientific production and above nlil from a wider application of the co operative principle. Thanks to the "most impressive list' 'of government efforts in be half of agriculture, lie added, "the great agricultural depression has been gradually relieved. In 1921 the purchasing power of farm products had dropped to 69. In October of this year it had risen to 90. The live stock Industry is especially prosper ous, but grain prices are not so en couraging. Yields per acre for this season were about 3 per cent above average for the last in years while the acreage of crops harvested was the largest of record. This gives a very definite assurance of an in creased gross income for agriculture as a whole. "It Is apparent that the farmer has become very well scnooiou m the art of production. Hut further advances will be made through the use Of Improved machinery, and of improved breeds of stock, more scientific cultivation, and the elimi nation of all wasteful methods which will reduce the cost and in crease the quality of production. The farmer who can proceed in these di rections is on a solid foundation j-lth every assurance of success. 'The lesson which has not yet fceen so well learned is that of mar keting. One of the greatest handi caps of agriculture is temporary overproduction. The world is hun gry to consume all that the farmer ever raises. His difficulty arises from attempting to sell at the wrong time or the wrong place. The most successful method of meeting this difficulty has been through co operative associations. They have enabled agriculture in a large way to take better advantage of 11 the agencies of distribution, the bankers, the carriers, the commission mer chants, the packers, and the millers. This l a movement to unify all the agencies of production, distribution, and consumption, so that they can function as a coordinated whole vhlch will sell at the right ilacc and at the right time. A fine fx ample of this is the grade exchange recently established in California. "This movement toward coopera ting marketing is still in its infan ey. It has sometimes failed through lack of management, but it Is sound In theory, and when conducted in a buslnessilke way offers the most promising solution to the great marketing problem. It avoids any attempt at price fixing or putting the government into business, botli ef which would be fatal to the inde pendence of the farmor and in the ni would bring disaster. It like wise avoids the hazardous proposal 0f a subsidy, which the American people would never be willing to pay for any length of time. It rests fen the sound merchandising princi ple of taking the product and dis posing of it in the most advantage ens way that shrewd and orderly marketing afford. Such further as sistance as is necessary to render this effort more effective through oettlng up a board for its adminis tration, supplied with sufficient funds to demonstrate its soundness in Its experimental stage, may well Free Enlargement WITH EVERY DOZEN CHRISTMAS PHOTOS Arcade Studio MARCEL and FIM.ER WAVING at BOSCO'S l.tnie' nARnF.it shop AMI HEAITV 1'AHI.OR Make rmr TltftnkiE'vinf Apiminlment f.arly THOMi vn 1 Stove Repairs Complete line of stove repan parts carried in stock. NEW BRITAIN STOVE REPAIR CO. 66 Lafayette St. Tel. 772 The Oyster Season Has Returned The Headquarters For the Best HONISS'S tt State SI. Hartford. Conn. (1 inter Grant's Slore) be provided by the national govern ment.' Discussing measures already taken for farm relief the chief executive said that the tariff bill of 1322 was approved to dam the inflow of for eign agricultural commodities after the war. "The passage of these laws at once restored the sheep in dustry and kept the great dairy in dustry in a prosperous condition," he said. The president discounted the theory that agriculture would be benefited if duties on manufactured imports were removed. If thai we e done either industrial unem ployment would result reducing the buying capacity of the home market, he said, or "our wages and profits must be reduced to meet foreign competition, in -vhich case there would be no imports, and, accord ing to the argument, no additional sales of farm produce abroad." The government's contribution to the farmer, through the federal loan system, he said, constituted "a bene fit the like of which no government anywhere on earth ever before be stowed upon an industry." OLD THEATER LOSES Top Gallery Removed From Lyceum During Renovations They carted away "nigger heav en" from the Lyceum theater re cently in the course of extensive renovations, and with it went a New Britain institution. To the average person, it was only a section of seats of the kind commonly used in the aters of an age that is past, but in the minds of others it represented a landmark the scene of countless hours of wholesome amusement, at a time in their lives when the mat ter of expense was more to be con sidered than anything else. "Nigger heaven" at the Lyceum was the gathering place of hundreds of New Britain men. young and old, in the days when the best road shows on the boards played this city. The. theater had the "down stairs." the balcony and "nigger heaven," and the latter was the most popular because it was the cheapest and there was less formal ity there than in any other part of the house. . The boys up there wore their working clothes and chewed tobacco, while they rested their lired feet, on the back of the row directly in front .of them. What harm if they came out about 11 o'clock carrying the dust prints of two shoes on the back of their coat, for there were marks just as plain on the back of the other fellow. The "nigger heaven" gang had much in common. To begin with, 25 cents was about as much as any one up there could afford to pay for a night's entertainment. Most of them were employed in the fac tories and if they were earning $S a week, thy were well off. Some of the tradesmen probably were earning $10 or $12, and in fact some of (he. gang Trre not working at all part of the time, yet they man aged to scrape together the price of admission and depended on some A Roll Call of Misery A Roll Call of Mercy Today the Red Cross is still ministering to 25,500 disabled soldiers of the Great War. Today the Red Cross needs your help more than ever to prepare for the emergencies of the coming year. TODAY is the time to renew your membership in the Red Cross "legion of mercy." Help the Red Cross Help Humanity now. We ask you only once a year we ask you now. RED CROSS ANNUAL ROLL CALL! November 11th-29th one else for their tobacco. Fre quently, two shows a week were at- I tended, thus drawing more heavily on ine sienaer uanKroiis, put me boys were out in force nevertheless. Must Have Their Chew It may be that everyone in "nig ger heaven" did not chew tobacco. but certainly the great majority in dulged. They would not consider going to the theater unless they I were certain of a tobacco supply Some liked cut plug, and others ! were partial to the "baled hay" as 1 the paper tobacco was commonly ! known. Some went in for large ' portions at a time, while others were satisfied with hardly more than ' a medium sized pinch. Where some could make a single "chaw" last through four acts, others would not think of going through intermission i without freshening up, and many a youth went out on the dead run in a mad search for a drink of water after gulping too carelessly during a tense moment in the drama. Just as the movies of a later pe riod were to serve as the meeting places of friends, "nigger heaven" was the mecca of its time. Advance notices on the billboards kept every one posted as to coming attractions, and night in and night out for years upon years, the same crowd climbed the stairs and the same fellows oc cupied the same seats to see the Barrymores, Chauncey Olcott, De Wolfe Hopper and the other celebri ties who played here. Many inci dents of an amusing natiye occur red in the "heaven." not the least common of which centered around the pranks that were perpetrated on various town characters, and num erous were the tributes paid by the actors to the gang "way up on the shelf" who, though critical, were recognized as fair judges of histri onic effort and were as generous with their applause as they were vehement with their catcalls. During the passing years that brought the motion pictures into popularity the highest seats in the house continued to be popular but thev seemed to have lost their at mosphere and their great hold upon the gallery gods of the earlier day. In all probability, the passing of many of the older theater fans was partly accountable far this change, for the dyed-in-the-wool patrons of the drama and the musical comedy i were slow to warm to me pictures. The, younger men went finally to the more refined atmosphere of the balcony and the orchestra circle, until all the attraction of the hard, plain seats, so close to the ceiling of the auditorium seemed to have be come lost. Hoarded Price of Admission "Nigger heaven" was packed with humanity more often than not, and the box office at the foot of the stairs was generally flooded with dimes, nickels and pennies as the crowd swarmed past. How hard the work was that accompanied the earning of the price of admission has often been talked about and commented on by some of the men who were the boys of that time. How many evenings they were un able to move outside their own homes or the clubs they belonged to if to leave meant the spending of a five cent piece, could probably not be estimated with any degree of ac curacy, even as the great pleasure and genuine happiness they derived from the performances could not be mensu red. Matinee performances at the Ly ceum also drew large audiences to ; I . .Jsssssssss,ajM$MM$M$iBBMM Tragedy stalked in the wake of the West Indies Hurricane, writing in terms of terror, this fearful roll call 500,000 Homeless The hurricane was only one of 67 year alone roll calls of misery earthquake or epidemic Now comes a different kind o f roll call a roll call of mercy. Pledge your name proudly to its list of millions the millions of true Americans who will give this year more than ever to the American Red Cross. For now the need is greater than ever. Today the Red Cross is still rendering assistance to victims of unparalleled disasters This Space New Britain National Bank New Britain Trust Co. City National Bank People's Savings Bank- "nigger heaven' when the admis sion price was ten cents. School children flocked in and thrilled to every move of the favorites of the day. Old junk and bottles and everything else that was saleable were dug out of cellars and attics and the public, dumping grounds every afternoon after school and throughout Saturday forenoon, to be converted into cash. Every penny counted and one was as good as an other, no matter where it came from or how it was earned, and thousands of them found their way into the Lyceum box office, via the gallery stairs. Corse Payton Popular Among the popular attractions in those days was Corse Payton's Comedy Company. ' There was I "something doing" from the time the first curtain rose until the show ended, an attractive feature being the specialty numbers between the ! acts. J. D. Sullivan and Harry Man- I tell were with the company billed as "kings of illustrated song sing ers" and many of the present day j jazz singers might well have envied I the tetchnique of this pair. They I could "put a song over" whether it : was any good or not, and shared ; the applause with Mile. Flora, 1 comedy slack wire artist, Charley Farrell, whistler, singer and dancer, Homer Mullaney, and "pretty Gus- sie Gardiner in songs and dances" Bull Throws Sword, Injuring: Spectator Mexico City. Nov. 17. OP) A curi ous accident occurred at a recent bull fight here, in which a spec tator was seriously injured. When the matador endeavored to drive his sword into the nape of the bull's neck for the kill, the animal hurled the weapon from him with such force that it sailed into the grand stand, burying itself in the body of the spectator. Electricity Replaces Oil Lamps in Arctic Murmansk, North Russia, Nov. 17. OP) The Esquimaux of North Bus. sia, who brighten their long arctic night by burning seal oil and grease, will soon Know tne joy or electricity. A powerful hydro-electric station is to be built on the Kola River, north of the Polar cir cle on the Kola peninsula. INSURE YOUR EYES WITH EXAMINATION. Headache? Your physician will tell you that many headaches are caused by eve strain. An examination at McGuire's will time condition of your eyes. Better make an appointment today. 'A.TMCGUIRE OPTOMETRIST AM OPTICIAN 55 ARCH ST. WtW BRITAIN . CONN Jjp 20,000 Sick 3,000 Dead tragic roll calls during following flood, fire, Donated By Commercial Trust Co. Burritt Mutual Savings Bank Savings Bank of New Britain Fidelity Bank START DRITE TO RAISE FUND OF TWO MILLION WW Establish Fund for Clarke School Where Mrs. CooUdge Once Taught. Washington, Nov. 1 OP) A drive to raise a f2,0u0,U00 fund for the Clarke School for the Deaf at Northampton, Mass., where Mrs. CooUdge once taught, was launched here yesterday by friends of the president and Mrs. Coolidge. These friends were guests at a White House tea later. At a luncheon attended by spon sors of the drive, Larle p. Charlton, chairman of the fund, announced that more than fl, 000,000 had been pledged. He announced a list of donors. Including William Boyce Thompson and family, who gave $135,000; the late Clarence W. Bar ron, Early P. Charlton. Henry L. Doherty and Fred M. Kirby, $110,. 000 each; Andrew Mellon. $100,000; Cyrus H. H. Curtis. Edward 8. Harkness, William A. Paine, Frank Phillips and John J. Raskob, $50.. 000 each: Clarence Dillon and Ar thur Curtiss James, $25,000 each; Edwin C. Jameson, George D. Pratt and Herbert L. Pratt, $20,000 each; Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ful ler. $11,000; Joseph 8. Frelinghuy sen, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H. Gra ham, Robert L. Studley and Albert New Way to Relieve Tired, Aching Feet Did you know that you can in stantly take the sting out of burn ing tired feet by simply bathing them in hot water to which you have added a little Sylpho-Nathol one teaspoonful to a quart? Sore ness vanishes like magic! 8welling"s reduced. This wonderfully soothing solution banishes corns, bunions and callouses, too, and is refreshing in the bath. Get Sylpho-Nathol at all dealers. ft determine TftvUS the past famine, the ttia c zr Tl H. Wiggin. $10,000 each; Mrs. Francis A. Kinnicutt and Frank H. Metcalf, $7,600 each; Howard Clark Davis, Jeremiah Mllbank, the Hor ace A. Moses foundation, George F. Naphen and Adolph S. Ochsa $5,000 each. . The fund now being raised is to be applied to modernization of school buildings and creation of a research department. FEATURE BATTLES ARE LISTED ON GRIDIRON Majority of College Elevens Are Meeting Ancient Rivals in An nual Games Today New York. Nov. 17 OP) The 52nd meeting between Princeton and Yale at Princeton, was just one feature of today's eastern football card. 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Rutgers and Lehigh, foes of old, clash at Bethlehem. Among the smaller college games. the chief battles were Tufts and the JONES K3 'Investigate Before Investing' Massachusetts Aggies; Geneva and temple; Niagara and St Bonaven ture; Vermont and Middlebury; Norwich and Boston University; Ursinus and Swarthmore; JJrexel and Haverford; Hamilton and Union, and Providence and Spring-i field. . China Resents Dramas Featuring; Sun Yat Sen Shanghai, Nov. 17. OPi Chinese theatrical producers in Shanghai's International Settlement, are using the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen as a theme for plays which are being produced in the settlement Chinese theaters. The practice has brought a sharp protest from the Chinese commis sioner of foreign affairs for this area to the settlement authorities on the ground that the procedure is not in keeping with the proper respect to the memory of the late Chinese' patriot READ HERALD CLASSIFIED ADS FOR RESULTS - m .