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Salisbury Boy Congratulated
By King Albert of
R. W. Landon of Salisbury,
member of the New York A. C
won the final in the high jump of the
Olvmnic carries Tuesday and estab
lished a new Olympic record. His
jump was 1.94 meters, lne lormer
Olympic record was 1.93 meters.
Ekelund of Sweden, and H. B
Muller, of the Olympic club, San
Francisco were tied for second piac
at. 1.9ft meters-
Richmond Wilcox Landon, who
established a new Olympic record in
the high jump at Antwerp Tuesday,
in the vouneest son of Lawyer and
Mrs. Howard FK Landon of Salis-
bury. He was graduated irom
Hotchkiss school, Lakeville, in 1917
tiH at nresent is a senior at Yale,
class of 1921. He has held the title
nf intercollegiate champion for two
years and is a member of the New
York Athletic cluD.
Just 'as Landon's victory was an
nounced and the band was playing
m m a
"The Star Spangled Banner," AiDen,
King of the Belgians, entered the
stand and stood at salute until the
anthem was ended. He flew from
Brussels by airplane. Three hundred
American boy scouts here on tneir
way home gave him a sheer.
Landon's jump of 1.94 meters is
the equivalent of about 6 feet 3
inches. The world's record for this
jump is 6 feet 5-16 inches made by
E. Beeson, at Berkeley on May 2,
1914. The Olympic record of 193
meters was made by A. W. Richards,
U. S. A., in Stockholm in 1912.
. King Albert went into the arena
and congratulated Landon. He like-
wise extended his congratulations to
Guillemot, the French distance run-
.ner who won the 5,000 meter evert.
Expect to Cover ,250 Miles Over
the Mohawk Trail
, It takes more; than a mere "cloud
burst" to dampen the spirits of the
twenty-six New York girls of Camp
Agaming, Bantam Lake, who, dur
ing the downpour on Monday after
noon, were plodding from Bantam
to Canaan on the first leg of their
250-mile "hike" over the Mohawk
Trail. Accompanied by their camp
counselers, the girls left Bantam
early Monday morning with Canaan
as their objective for the first day of
the campaign. "Hiking Laws" do
not demand that the entire distance
be covered by foot and some of the
more fortunate got a few "hitches"
as they termed a lift that a passing
automobile would give Jhem.
A well known Torrington insur
ance man, Canaan bound, met the
"hikers", each attired in full, camp
regalia, middy blouse, bloomers, etc.,
Monday afternoon, jusit a short dis
tance above Torrington and offgred
to take three, of the girls along. The
entire group heard th invitatian.
Cries of: "Let Me Go," "O! Miss
Simpson, I Wanna Go," and "It's
My Turn For a Hitch," greeted the
Torrington man's . invitation and
after the turmoil had ceased, five
were lodged in the back seat of
the insurance man's car. They were
taken as far as this town, where
they took shelter in a' drug store to"
await the arrival of their more un
fortunate "sisters" still on the way.
h, ming ".Well for G. O. P.
- uuau man
J? Henry Roraback was more
deeply concerned the past week with
worry as to whether or not the bass
were going- to bite than with the
identity of the temporary chairman
of the republican state committee,
Jibe appointment of whom ress with
him. Mr. Roraback reported for
duty yesterday morning at republi
can state headquarters at the AUyn
house, afteV a week at Belgrade
'Lakes, Me.', and professed absolute
igiiorance as to the latest in the
political line. His fishing activities
kept him out of touch wth the sit
uation, he said, and all he knew
about the . convention was that the
date had been set, vhfch fact was
known a long time ago. The bass
were biting, too, by fhe way, ac
cording to J. Henry,-Hartford
James Aherta Stricken
James Ahearn, pafesenftar brake
man on the Contrnl New England
rllvjay and well known here was
stricken severely ill about noon
Monday in Millertcn, N. Y. He had
had dinner in a lunchroom" and was
sitting in a chair when attacked by
kidney trouble, Krr renewed ? -'
ssirdble. lie lad not repair? i
consciousness Tu3sday morning. M. .
Ahearn was removed to thy hcrao il
ihlis Lrother, Contactor Dennis 1
Ahsarn in Millertcn. William
Ahearn, another brothsr cf the ;
.2iicted man, was summoned Jtoj
Millertpn. ,
Manv Tons of Hay, Garden
and Highways Seriously
A series of unusual rainstorms
which struck this section during the
past week have played havoc with
garden crops of all kinds and high
ways as well. That of Monday was
probably the heaviest downpour
seen in this vicinity., in some time
and the damage resulting cannot
easily be computed in dollars at this
time, but it is a well known fact that
farmers will feel the loss keenly.
Rivers were swollen to extraordinary
size, while brooks that usually are no
more than a foot wide and a few
inches deep have assumed the aspect
of a mill stream.
While no section seems to have
escaped from some damage, so afar
as we can learn the most serious re
sults were experienced in Canaan
Valley and the No. 5 district of East
Canaan. In the latter it !s said the
water was two feet deep on the main
highway and hardly a cellar in this
section but what held considerable
water. Automobile and ether traffic
found the roads impassable and were
forced to wait until the water sub
sided or take a long detour.
In Canaan Valley the Whiting riv
er overflowed its banks in numerous
places, which is unusual even during
a spring freshet. One resident of
that place, while returning home
Monday evening, was forced to place
packages on the seat as the water
came into the wagon box. Hay that
had been cut on the hillsides was
washed a distance from where it lay
and now adorns many of the wire
fences in that section. Two colts
were also seen in the Whiting river
on Monday, having been taken a
considerable distance down stream
by the strong current.
Corn and potatoes suffered heavily
in that section. On one farm sev
eral acres of corn are said to be un
der two feet of water, while the
river "runs completely over a con
siderable acreage of potatoes.
Our correspondent from South
Canaan reports a cloudburst on
Canaan Mountain Sunday afternoon,
the water rising to such a height
that-one farmer could not reach his
barns at milking time. Several
barns, houses and a flagpole were
struck by lightning and telephones
were put out of commission.
Monday afternoon an old dam of
the Douglas Tannery Company in
West Norfolk was washed away
making the main road near Cobb's
store impassable for any kind of
traffic. In4874 the dam was wash
ed away but the tannery was in.
operation so it was rebuilt. Since
the place the place haa hot been in
use for a number of .years it is.
somewhat of a question what will be
done. For sonie time the spring
freshets have caused considerable
anxiety as to whether the dajn would
hold or not. But Monday's storm
finished the work and the selectmen
are already at work making the road
Following is a record of the rain
fall this month as recorded by an
instrument at the plant of the
Conn. Power Co., at Falls Village.
Date Inches
Aug. 1st .41
Aug. 10th .03
Aug. 11th 2.4 .
Aug. 12th' .6
Aug. 13th .15
Aug. 14th .7
Aug. 15th .45
.Aug. 16th 2.42
Aug. 17th .04
A Twin Lakes summer resident
stated that the lake raised 8 inches
after the storm. This of course was
due to the rainfall itself and brooks
emptying into the lake.
Chatham Fair
The Columbia County fair is to be
"herd in Chatham September 6, 7, 8
and 9., opening Labor Day as usual.
It will have all the features of the
,(T?tf-fashioned county fair as well as
many new attractions, one of them,
being the Hawaiian singing orches
tra. Governor Smith has notified
the fair management that he will
attend, if ppssible, and will speak.
The day for his visit has not ' been
decided upon. The prospect ; for"
good racing is better than in a,ny
other year in the history of the fail?.
Thursday will be grange day and
members of sixteen Columbia county
granges will participate in the big
parade. At least three of these
granges will make extensive exhib
its in exhibition hall. A Columbia
county spelling bee i3 to be .held
Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock
(new time). On Wednesday at ele
ven o'clock there will be an auction
flM e of thoroughbred stock. Farmers
having cattle for sale are invited to
L ".net them. No charge for selling
Th state corF-rvation commission
will make an exhibit of pheasants
and other game birds.
Fov q-iick rt-g'.'Us try cur CtbA
Word ct'lcnm.
Other Information of Interest
To Those "To Be Made"
In order that everyone may un
derstand it and to answer the in
quiry heard everyday the News
would inform its readers that the
Registrars of Voters will be in ses
sion on Thursday, September 16,
1920 from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Stand
ard Time for the purpose of placing
upon a list "to be made" the names
of all persons who claim or in whose
behalf a claim is made that they
will be entitled to become voters in
the Town before its annual Town
Meeting and that the Selectmen and
Town Clerk will be in session on Sat
urday, September 25, 1920 from 9
A. M. to 7 P. M. Standard Time to
examine the qualifications of elec
tors and admit to the elector's oath
those who shall be found qualified.
The Registrars will also be in ses
sion on Wednesday, October 13,
1920 from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. and
the Selectmen and Town Clerk on
Friday, October 15, 1920 from 9
A. M. to 7 P. M. Standard Time.
Owing to an apparent oversight
by the last session of the Legisla
ture, registrars of voters all over
the state will have to be on the jump
this year in order to "make" voters
in the manner prescribed by law. A
single day is allowed them to pre
pare their lists of voters "to be
made," owing to the failure to
chancre one part of the act concern
ing the registration and making of
voters to conform to an amendment
to another section of it. In large
cities, where large numbers are to
be sworn in as voters, this oversight
is likely to cause the burning of
much midnight oil on Thursday of
the third week prior to election.
The original act provided that re
gistrars of voters for both the odd
and even years should meet Thurs
day of the third week before the an
nual town meeting, and that they
should meet with the board of select
men and town clerk for the making
of voters Saturday of the- second
week prior to the town election. The
last General Assembly amended the
act by providing that the board of
Registrars in the odd years be re
quired to meet with the selectmen
and town clerk Saturday of the third
week before the annual town, meet
ing. The act provides in the even
years that the board of registrars
for the listing of voters be required
to meet Thursday of the third week
before the annual town meeting,
and, for the making of voters Sat
urday of the third week before .this
meeting. The act amended the
statute from Thursday of the third
week to Thursday of the fourth
week, and from Saturday of the
second week' to Saturday of the third
week for odd years. In the even
years the act for the meeting of the
registrars continues as formerly,
that registrars be required to meet
on Thursday of the third -week
prior to the town election, but the1
statute was amended requiring the
making of voters to conform to the
provision for the odd years that is,
Saturday of the third week.
Will Be Held in Washington, Lonn.
on August 21st
m The annual summer field meeting
di the Connecticut Holstein Breed
ers' Association will be held at the
farm of. Clifford E. Hough in Wash
ington on Saturday, August 21st,
and the Connecticut Dairymen's
Association has also decided to meet
with the Holstein breeders at that
time. Mr. Hough who is president
of the State Holstein Association
extends a most cordial invitation to
all other dairymen and it is expect
ed that many will be pleased to ac
cept. '
There will be an opportunity to
inspect Mr. Hough's herd" of fine
Holsteins and to see the champion
milk producing cow of New England
Dodge Farm Bernice, who will be
present by special invitation.
. After the basket lunch at noon a
good program will be enjoyed and
among the speakers are Commission
er James Whittlesey, Prof. P. A.
Campbell and Mr. Upton.
Mr. Whittlesey is the Commission
er of Domestic Animals for Connec
ticut, Prof. Campbell is the, Exten
sion Dairy Specialist from the State
College and Mr. Upton is the mana
ger of the Fred F. Field Holstein
Company of Brockton, Mass. These
speakers are sure to have something
of interest and value for every
dairyman who attends.
PTlfrrlm CKnrri Not
Regular morning ?; vice nf or-!
ship nt 0:80. "Rev. E C. Gi'tte of
J i -mile ' will preach.
3.ric!ay School at t!;e close the
..!'. --i'r.!rir service.
Beauty, Grade Holstein, Leads
in Milk and Butterfat
Beauty, a grade Holstein, owned
by H. Goodwin of Falls Village led
the testing association for July,
both for milk and butter fat. Her
months record of 1415 lbs. milk with
71 lbs. of fat excells all records in
her class for the testing year.
Following is a list of the other
members and standing of various
Owner, and lbs. pet. lbs.
Breed of Cow Milk Fat Btf.
N. S. Stevens, G. H. 939 4.6 43.1
N. S. Stevens, G. H. 1064 4. 42.4
J. Stevens, G. H. 1241 4. 49.6
D. A. Emmons, G. H. 1085 3.7 40.3
L. Markham, G. G. 1104 4.9 54.4
L. Markham, G. G. 866 5.2 45.
Ward & Andrus, G.G. 1083 4.4 47.5
T. Graham, G. J. 1092 4.9 53.4
T. Graham, G. J. 1046 4.7 49.4
T. Graham, G. J. 869 5.2 45.2
T. Graham, G. A. 1254 4.4 55
T. Graham, G. H. 961 4.4 42.3
H. Goodwin, G. H. 1415 5. 71.
H. Goodwin, G. H. 1113 4. 44.4
G. Miner, G. H. 964 4.4 42.4
G. Miner, G. H. 796 5.2 41.4
G. Miner, G. H. 1043 4.5 46.8
B. F. Dibble H. Goodwin
Official Tester Secretary
Ditching Demonstration By Use
T of Dynamite
On Saturday, August 28th at 1
P. M. (Standard Eastern Time) a
demonstration of the use of dyna
mite for . ditching purposes will be
given at the farm of Frank Hitch
cock and Sons near Canaan village
and all who are interested are cor
dially invited to attend.
This demonstration has been ar
ranged by the Litchfield County
Farm Bureau because of frequent
requests' for information as to the
methods of using dynamite for this
purpose. The DuPont Powder
Company has agreed to send a spec
ialist in the use of dynamite who
will take charge of the demonstra
tion and will be glad to answer any
and all questions relative to the use
oi explosives in larm woric.
m 1 - m .
Regarding Blue Ribbon Garage
Attachment of $150,000
John Smith, a lawyer at Bridge
port representing the Blue Ribbon
garage of that city, consulted Judge
Donald T. Warner at his home' in
Salisbury Thursday afternoon and
the judge made a citation and as
signed a hearing for chambers ' in
Winsted next week in the suit of
Abraham Hagler, of Bridgeport,
against the Blue Ribbon garage.
Mr. Hagler has instituted suit
against the Blue Ribbon garage and
has attached the property for $150,
000. The .garage asks that the at
tachment be reduced and that a bond
be substituted for the attachment.
The suit is based upon, the alleged
failure of the garage to deliver
Hagler 20 Packard jitney busses.
The claim of the garage is that the
attachment is excessive and the suit
vexatious and that Hagler had no
good reason for bringing the suit.
The motion for the reduction of the
attachment and the substitution of a
bond will be heard before Judge
Warner in Winsted next week.
You can't nhvays toll how sharp l
fellow Is until you sit on his po!nt oT
View.-Cartoons Magazine.
LHce a Squirrel.
A man rarery digs for the root of
evil uolil he finds hhnself up a?ee.
Cartconsj Magazine.
Desert Made Hapltable.
In the southwest corner of JTraoce.
betwesft the rivers Aclour and Garoo
ne, are long strptches of pine woods,
green and cooL Where these pines,
now stand was a barren waste la the
middle of the eighteenth century. Sun
and wind vied with each other In mak
ing the land drier and dustier. 0.rer
the stormy Bay and -Biscay came
winds that set up great sand storurs
and sometimes buried whole villages.
But at Last there camp along a man
who acknowledged fate pnly as some
thing to be overcome, nis'mime was
Bremonfier and he -was an Inspector
of road?.
ne bejran fencing In the desert. Ho
buIMM fence ani behind It planted n
hanflf;! of broom seeds. Behind the
bvom ' seeds be pnt .ecrii of the pine.
.The fncf prafMtPj1 tl.e broora sefl i
nnfl the bnx.m cro. Then The broo..i
In rts ttirn aforiei shelter to the f
Irjv.t sfne shoots.
r'd iT'l th-.Mv
rnndy soil i.'
.yr1 if. to
i t i'vrry u-ir -v
toutl1 root? hm ill
ge'.lir. T!io (;; -
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New Haven Association to
Confer With Chamber
of Commerce
Joseph H. Ullman of New Haven
is reported as saying that a com
mittee composed of Colonel Isaac M
Ullman of New He en, Charles H
Shapiro of Bridgeport and himself,
would probably confer this week
with the Sharon Chamber of Com
merce, relative to a circular sent
out by the chamber about four
months ago to all property holders
in that village asking that they re
frain from selling their property to
Jews on the ground that a Jewish
colony would be objectionable.
The committee of three, which
represents the Indepedndent Order
of B'nai Bnth, addressed to George
B. Chandler, secretary of the Con
necticut Chamber of Commerce, a
letter late in July which asked the
state chamber to call a meeting of
its executive committee in an effort
to preclude the sending out of any
such circulars by any member of
the state chamber in the future. Mr.
Ullman did not know that at that
time Mr. Chandler was in Europe
He said that, when he found this
out he took the matter up with
Charles E. Chase of Hartford, presi
dent of the state chamber, and that
the latter advised the committee to
deal direct with the Sharon cham
The News printed several months
ago an article regarding the Jewish
situation in Sharon, which evidently
started when a certain property
was bought by Jews for a summer
boarding house. The residents not
desiring such neighbors held a
meeting at which it was decided that
the Chamber of Commerce buy the
According to the above, certain
Jews are not satisfied with such
treatment and will demand a reason
for it. y
In the Eastern Part of State Ac
cording to Inspector
Dairy cows are fast disamiearine
in the eastern section of the state,
according to reports made by . in
spectors connected with the state
dairy and food commission who sav
the number of milch cows east of
the Connecticut river has noticeably
diminshed during the past few
months, veterinarians connected
with the state commission on demes-
tic animals report that a large num
ber of milch cows have been "beef
ed" during the summer, but no
omcial figures are yet available.
Ueputy State Commission on
Dairy and Food Herbert O. Daniels
of Middletown, declared that the
situation is due to a number of
complications nernlexincr and dis
couraging to dairymen. He declar
ed that during the past three years
dairymen, unable to meet the enor
mous increase in waces offered! lab
orers by manufacturers have had to
sit back and watch their men leave
the farms and troop to the fac
Game With Union Hardware Called
on Account of Darkness
The deciding game of the series
between the Union Hardware teams
of Torrington and East Canaan, was
played at East Canaan on Tuesday
evening. The locals' piled up 4 runs
in the second inning, holding the
visitors by the score of 4 to 2 until
the fifth inning, when Sawin was re
placed by Fox and the Hardware
men found him for several hits and
five runs. The game was called on
account of darkness in the seventh
Next Saturday af tern don the
first game of the series between Ca
naan and East Canaan will be played
at East Canaan. This promises to be
One of the fastest series of baseball
played here in years and a large
crowd of baseball fans from all over
this section is looked for.
Dorothy E. O'Hara Becomes Bride
of Thomas M. Conley
Dorothy Elizabeth, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
O'Hara of Taconic, and Thomas M.
Conlay of New York city, were
married at St. Mary's church, Lake
ville, Thursday by Father Donohue.
lheyt were attend 3d by William
O'Har. brother of the brid?, and
Agics Cnley, sister of the groom.
Mrs. Sarah Splane of Winsted was
matron cf honor.
The bridal party was riven d re
ception at the home ? tlr.i bride's ,
parents. 'lfie house vaj tastily
decorated vith hollyhocks and
'j1 -'en ?v!ov. After ;i trio Ihrjugh
Irnc. che cvvb .vi!I go j New i
yevk ,.i:y, ' vh-vj ih-?y will reside. I
t-rf-tc n bursts were from
VaKoy, !,w IT..:; fori, Wi..-'
ine Mcsdov; a . 1 Ne-.y York.
TV ,
Will Start at Sheffield on
Friday, August the
Many from this section who hav
enjoyed one or more of the farm
bureau tours conducted by the coun
ty farm bureau, will be interested
to learn that a tour of the farms of
southern Berkshire county will ba
made on Friday of this week under
the auspices of the Berkshire Coun
ty Farm Bureau.
There is considerable pleasure
and profit in such a trip and th
Litchfield County Farm Bureau
members and friends from Nortk
Canaan, Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon,
Norfolk, Winchester, Goshen anil
Colebrook have been invited to at
tend. The trip is arranged by the
Berkshire county bureau and fol
lowing is the itinerary:
8:30 Assemble at the post offlc
in Sheffield.
9:00 Z. H. Cande. Mr. Cande has
been very successful with his poul
try and also has a good orchard and
dairy. Mrs. Cande has had excellent
results in canning vegetables and
meat. Some of these products wfS
be exhibited. Mrs. Virgil Mlllr
has had good results in home dyeing
work and will exhibit some of tha
articles at this time. A home-mad
fly trap will also be demonstrated.
9:50 M. H. Andrus. Mr. Andrua
has a fine herd of pure bred Hol
steins. He has a piece of alfalfa
seeded this spring with barley as a
nurse crop and another field In
which a few pounds of alfalfa were
seeded with grass about four years
ago. It is expected that an interest
ing speaker will be provided for tha
women at this stop. Mr. Andrus
also has a field of soy beans.
10:40 R. L. Hurlburt. Mr. Hurl-
burt has been very successful in the
growing of soy beans with corn.
This' combination of crops should be
of interest to all dairymen. We will
have an opportunity to see Mr.
Hurlburt s herd which made such a
creditable1- showing in the southern
Berkshire County. Cow Testing
Association. At this stop an iceless
refrigerator will be exhibited and a
tireless cooker made by Miss Kellogg
of Sheffield. Also an exhibit of
braided rugs, the making .of which
will be explained.
11:30 W. G. Chapin. Compari
son of home grown with northern
grown seed potatoes. Also a field df
alfalfa seeded Aug. 1918, and al
falfa seeded this spring with wheat.
Mr. Chapin has some excellent cowjs
in his herd. At this stop there will
be an exhibit of interest to the wom
en and possibly a speaker.
12:15 Leave for Great Barring-
ton fair grounds via Sheffield.
12:45 Arrive at Great Barrinjj-
ton fair grounds. Cars vcHll be
parked and we will assemble 'in the
Grandstand for lunch. Address on
the value of pure bred sires by
Prof. P. A. Campbell, Extension
Dairymen of Connecticut. Prof.
Campbell was formdny professor of
animal husbandry at the University
of Maine and later manager of the
Balsam Stock Farms in New Hamp
shire. No dairyman should miss th
opportunity to hear Prof. CampbelL
Miss Laura Comstock, Stat? Home
Demonstration Agent Leader will
give a short talk at this time. It is
expected that Sumner R. Parker,
Mass. County Agent Leader, will say
a few words on the Farm Bureau
2:45 Arrive at Agawam Farms in
Stockbridge. Here we will have an
opportunity .to inspeet one of the
finest herds of Holstein cattle in
Berkshire County. Walter L. Glark
will be on hand at this timu to wel
come the npnnlf nrul h p vtoml .
cordial invitation to all to virit his
This tour should be of special
interest to all dairymen as swne of
the best cows in the state of Massa
chusetts are to be found in thiV
section and some of the best furm
and in the state is in southern
Berkshire County. '
If you cannot reach the 'Sheffield
Post Office at 8:30 plan to join, the
tour at Mr. Andrus' farm near
Ashley Falls.
Reunion in September'
A Teunion of former mcbfcs of
the 314th infantry. 7Dth I'ivunon. in
which were many New .Kngd
men, will be held m Phila.Mphio
September 21, 23 and lM. The
regiment served ten iruiiiL-s o'V;ii6
und was in most of the l;i iVfliu;
after September 'H:, VJ IS. hjn it
was first under fin. ut the Yrrnne
M. U. CW-b hM
Easterj Standard lime.
There will hr no riL,irhin
vices, in thf rfvireh not -inilay.
Sbbnth VVIlno! -t il ' im't t i
10 v43. !
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