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CANAAN, CONN., THURSDAY,; SEPTEMBER 9, 1920.
NUMBER 10 V VOLUME L ANNUAL CANVASSS FOR NURSING ASSOCIATION Drive to Raise Budget Will Be Made Saturday, Sept. 11 "jThe time has come once more for the people of North Canaan to pro vide for ' the maintenance, during another year, of the work of the Visiting Nurse Association. This Association has won a recognized place in the life of our Community lor with a record of several years of increasingly valuable work on the part of the "nurse in its employ, we have all come to accept it as one of our established institutions. It goes without saying that the employment of a visiting nurse, in a district like our own, has come to be recognized as one of the conspicuous tests of a progressive community. "We could ill afford to be deprived of work such as hers in connection with our schools, where her vigilance has already prevented many a case of serious illness, , and where her practical methods have impressed the lessons of hygiene and sanitation .upon the minds of our children. Private nurses will be hard to get at any price this winter and sooner than we know, perhaps ours may be the home where a real emergency finds our community nurse the very one to save the situation. There is no doubt that the people of North Canaan will provide gener ously for the support of this work as they have done heretofore, but they need to know that nurses along with plumbers and locomotive engineers come higher than they once did. We must provide for an increase in sal ary for our nurse, and also provide a suitable office where she may be consulted; a need which has been very definitely felt during the last year. This will mean an increase of about one third in the total of our budget, and will bring that total close to $2,000. This appeal needs no apology, all ought to be interested in the work, let us make the support of H com munity wide. Canvassers will call upon you next Saturday. Show them that you are back of this enterprise by a kindly greeting and by your best subscrip tton' : -'"rir'r " '!-r TTI'r A receipt, which is also a vcertifi cate of membership in the associa tion will be issued to each subscriber. A. K. Skinner Allyn Fuller Frank A. Whiting Finance Committee. EAST CANAAN LOSES Fast Sessions Team Too Much for East Canaan East Canaan lost a loosely played game to the Sessions nine of Fer restville at the local grounds on Labor Day. The game started off with all the indications of a well matched contest, but the visitors gathered in three runs in the third inning, after which time there was no doubt as to the outcome. "Jim" Casey's long drive in the third scor ing R. Minacci was the feature of the East Canaan work. Uhrig, Murphy and McMahon played a lifeless game for East Ca naan, resulting in errors and wild tzhfows. Tracy, former Dartmouth captain, pitched for the visitors, air lowing but seven scattered hits, while Sawin who performed on the mound for East Canaan, allowed nine hits. The score by innings was as follows: 123456789 E. Canaan 00100001 0-2 Sessions 00300103 0-7 LAST GAME OF SERIES Canaan v. East Canaan on Local Grounds Saturday It is expected that the largest crowd of the season will see the de ciding game of the series between the Canaan and East Canaan teams on the local diamond, Saturday, Sept. 11th at 4 p. rn. new time. Both teams are out to win this contest and one of the greatest games ever seen in this town -is in store for the fans. It is reported that "Chief" Bendir of big league fame will be on the mound for the Canaan team. Ad mission to the game, gents 50c, ladies 35c. Parsons Appoints Committee President Parsons of the Business Men's Association has appointed the following to serve on the committees voted at the meeting held in the Town Hall recently, to assist the Union Hardware Company in finding sufficient help and accommodations for such help. Committee on employment Allyn Fuller, Dr. J. E. Hassett, Mrs. John DeBarbieri, Henry H. Scutt, Earl Coons, George S. Mather, Nelson E. Stratton. Committee on Accommodations William A. Wright, Edward L. Roberts, G. W. Parsons. MICHAEL E. McCORMICK j DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Well-Known Young Man Sur vived by a Host of Friends After practically a life-long fight with disease, Michael Edward McCor mick passed away Saturday evening, September 4, at the home of his par ents in this village. He was born in Canaan, April 6, 1889, and all his life was spent here, but seldom going away from home. He attended thejpublic schools of Canaan, and earlv went to work on his own account, always serving ( Dr. John Calvin Goddard of Salis fflithfullv in everv cancitv where he , bury was selected to present the found employment. j When less than twelve years of age j a severe attack of scarlet fever left him with a throat trouble, from! which he was never to recover, but Lend me your ears, for I wish to nib he maintained a cheerful courage all " lick a few remarks out of the rough the years, keeping up with his work, j into your auricular holes. I apolo with never a complaint, even though gize for seeming to take the honor suffering severely at times. j from his honor, Almet the First, who Three years ago, in company with has handed down many a decision Clifford C. Babb, he bought the j from this bench, that has never been lunch car business of O. P. Gillette, ' reversed ; but I also am a man set for whom he had worked for the pasti few years. On the entry of Mr. Babb into the army; Michael contin ued in partnership with Mr. Gillette until early in the present year, when , failing health required that he give j up indoor Vork. ' n .. . . t . During the years in the lunch car he had made a host of friends, par- ticularly among the railroad men, f Hamlet eXclaimed Wh?itr v. , 'I -l'i'Aye, there's the rub,' he had ref and they - with his f nenda , in town ad- ereyn;e tQ that dubkt knQwn ag thJ mired the fX J t b the green. When King Dav he kept at hs work in spite of his cried My foot standeth fn an failing neaitn. nat.6 wflR ultincr in hav- Two wMkS ago he was obliged to , ing found a good stance. At first give up and take to his bed; all that blush it must seem as if golf cotra lovlng care and medical skill could ; dicted all our principles. The man do was for him, but he gradually j of piety 00ks up the golfer relig succumbed to the disease which he jousiy looks down. The average had so bravely fought all his life. man sighs when he is in the hole, He' is survived by his parents, the golfer in like circumstances four sisters, Mrs. John Egan of chortles in his joy. But golf is a Hartford, Mrs. P. J. Kane, Mrs. T. H. means of grace, a developer of Beaupre, and Miss Elizabeth McCor- character; it leads to the surmount mick of Canaan, one brother, James! ing of hazards and to the survival of W. McCormick of Winsted and two j nephews, Tracy ,H. Beaupre Jr., and John J, Kane of Canaan. Funeral services were held Tues dayTnornihg at-SfcJeaeph's church, Rev. Fr. Joseph Barry celebrating solemn high mass. The church was filled with relatives and friends not j only from town, but from Hartford, Waterbury, Meriden, Wallingford, Millerton and Sheffield. The floral tributes were many. Burial was in the family plot in St. Joseph's ceme tery. . r- DAIRYMEN TO CO-OPERATE J . Plan to Form An Organization o j They Can Buy Grain Cheaper j Plans are being made whereby p.ll users of grain in Connecticut will be organized into a co-dperative asst ciation and if these efforts are suc cessful the 10,000 dairymen in the state will be enabled to buy grain on more advantageous terms than at present. This will reduce the cost of j dairymen from going out of business, i and the price of milk to consumers j may therefore be reduced. i This became known when circulars signed by Leonard H. Healey, see-) retary of the state board of agrioul-: ture; Thomas Holt, dairy and fo.ol ! commissioner; and H. H. Myers, gen eral manager of the Milk Producers' Association, were sent to all dairy men in Connecticut to invite them to a meeting in the rooms of the Hart ford Chamber of Commerce at 10i3Q a. m. September 15, for the purpose of discussing fully the feasibility of such a state co-operative association and of taking whatever actien may seem best. " " Sharon Men for Service Abroad j The officers and teachers of the j Sunday School will meet with Mrs. No sooner is the announcement j Rowe for a corn roast and social made that men will be accepted for j evening at "The Birches." All mem service in Germany than the Hart- bers of this group are requested to ford army recruiting station is meet at the church where transpor thronged with 5 applicants. Several tation will be provided at 4:46 p. m. weeks ago, when for the first time j Sunday in many months orders were received J Regular Morning Service of Wor at the station to accept men for ser- ship at 9:30 vice in Germany, so many applica- Sunday School at 10:45. tions were received that vacancies i The young people who are mem were filled within the remarkably ! bers of the Sunbeam Club enpoyed short period of two ' weeks. This J an all day outing at Twin Lakes re week the Hartf erd recruiting sta- cently. tion received orders to accept 92T7 j men for immediate service in Ger-! many, and a few hours later two men enlisted with the understanding that thev would be sent to Germanv. Vrhe men were Frederick Wagner and Harry P. Brown, both of Sharon. CHEMICAL PLANT SOLD The Huntington Development and Gas Co., of Huntington, W. Virginia, have purchased the East Canaan chemical plant, which will be dismantled and moved to Vir ginia. J. E. Jones will have charge of the work for the company. FIVE COUNTY TEAMS IN GOLF CONTEST Norfolk Gains Temporary Possession of Eldridge Cup An interesting golf tournament held on the links of the Norfolk Downs Golf club was concluded Labor day when five county teams Winsted, Litchfield, Washington, Salisbury, and Norfolk contended for the Eldridge cup. The Norfolk team was victorious, gaining tem porary possession of the trophy, on which Litchfield also has a leg. Rev. prize and as usual created great interest, follows: "Friends, golfers, his remarks He spoke as countrymen : under authority, and when the lady of these demesnes saith to one, Go, he goeth, and to thy servant Do this, he doeth it. Accordingly I am one up, and am ready to drive off. Fore ! "I congratulate you all on being disciples of the royal and ancient game, and devotees of the mystic fhrin; g ft . ' f the fittest. There is a lure to it pass- ing the love of women, as many a golf widow would .testify. ' "The Norfolk downs has a fascin ation, of its own ; one . of, the earliest in the state, it is also one of the most friendly, most engaging and most popular of all. It has delightful le- gends in its history, such as the one (Continued on page 5) A MILD WINTER J ! $o Says Weather Bureau Publication Officia "Don't buy ooal too heavily this winter!" is the unofficial advice of government weather sharks who have been studying New York tempera tures. Dr. Charles F. Brooks, editor of the Weather Review, official publi cation of the Weather Bureau, an nounces after due investigation that the chances are six to one that next winter will be a mild one for New Yorkers. Here s his diagram. Bight times during the last fifty ture $f Jew York city has been more than 3 degrees below normal, Last winter was one of the eight "hard winters." Six times out of the other seven the temperature of the next succeed -ng winter has been above normal &t least 4 degrees warmer than the ooid winter preceding. Ano this, according to strictly un sci'en. 'fic calculations, means that the chain t are excellent for warmer temperatures next December. Janu ary and February. Pilgrim droven Note Eastern Standard Time. Thursday COLLECTS 40-YEAR OLD DEBT O. P. Gillette stated that a SaliSmry man walked into the lunch wagon this week and paid him 30c for some fish which he purchased from him forty years ago when he was engaged in the fish business hereabouts. We compliment the Salisbury man for his honesty and good memory, and Mr. Gillette for having col lected the thirty cents. We haven't figured up how much the interest would amount to. CROSS CONTINENT IN A FORD CAR Mr. and Mrs. William Dimon ' Visiting Relatives V Here Crossing the continent, from coast to coast in an automobile, while not a rare occurrence is of sufficient interest when done in a Ford car equipped with a camping outfit to attract many who have thought of the possibilities in this connection. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Dimon have just completed such a trip and are visiting Mr. Dimon's sister, Mrs. Henry Scutt. Following is the story of the trip by Mr. Dimon : After bidding friends goodbye we (Mrsi Dimon and myself) left Loma Linda, Southern California, May 27, in a -Ford. We were accompanied the first part of the way by a fam ily named Fulmore, consisting of father, mother and three children, also fav a Ford, and on their way to Arkansas. A drive of five miles took us to San Bernardino, the gate city, which is on the Sante Fe trail, the highway used by tourists in trav eling' between Southern California and eastern points. Leaving here we went through Cajon pass in the San Bernardino mountains, where the city of San Bernardino has fitted up a nicp auto camp with concrete tables, benches, stoves, etc. Affer driving 130 miles we camp ed in the Mojave desert, selecting a place where we would not get stalled in the sand. The sand was not very bad is long as we kept in the road but we had to use care in passing other1 machines. A gentleman from Los Angeles camped hear us, also having a Ford. He had neglected to use oil enough and had burned out a small bearing in his engine but for tunately he had an extra one (cross pin for the cylinder head) and was able to put it in with some assistance from Mr. Fulmore and myself. It Was so hot in the desert that we started at 4:30 a. m. the next day in order to get as far as possible before the extreme heat came on. The hot sand was hard on tires and the Ful mores had so much tire trouble that we only made 116 miles, camping at night in a grove of pepper and cbt tonwood trees at a little station on the raUrpad called Klinefelter. There was plenty 6fwateV hereatiCT1twa3 refreshing after the heat of the desert. Crossing the Colorado, river near Needles we found the roads of Ari zona very stony with numerous cress washes. Some o fthe streams were not bridged but the water was not deep enough to hinder us from going on, though it had been so deep a short time before that tourists were held up for a time. There had been a cloud burst about ten days before. Petrified Forest Interesting: The Petrified Forest in Arizona was an interesting place. None of the trees is standing. Some look as though they had been sawed into blocks before they turned into stone. Others look like logs of wood at a little distance, but on coming colse are found to be heavy stones of var ied and beautiful colors. We broke off some specimens and brought them with7 us. The mountains of this vi cinity resemble the Pyramids of Egypt in some respects and the col oring is very interesting. Some are white with red walls around them, though red is the predominating color of most of them. The houses in Arizona and New Mexico are largely made of adobe (bricks made of mud and baked by the sun.) The population includes many Mexicans and Indinns. In some of the cemeteries I noticed (Continued on page 4) HEALTH OFFICERS MEET Annual Meeting: is Held at Canfield Inn Last Thursday The annual meeting of the Litch field County Public Health Associa tion was held at the Canfield Inn last Thursday. About twenty members and invited guests were present. Officers elected for the coming year were: W. W. Bierce, president; Dr. H. B. Hanchett, vice president; Dr. F. H. Lee, secretary. Executive Committee, W. W. Bierce, Dr. Elias Pratt and Dr. H. B. Hanchett. Dr. S. G. Howd of Winsted, read an interesting paper on Milk Inspec tion which was greatly appreciated. H. O. Daniels, deputy dairy and food commissioner also gave a very in teresting talk on milk and milk in spectoh. Dr. Stanley H. Otborn, director of the bureau of prevent able diseases, gave an extensive and interesting talk on contagious dis eases. Dinner was served at the Metho dist church by the1 ladies of that church which brougth fortli many expressions regarding its excellence. Following is the menu: Creamed pea soup, boiled halibut, with Hallandice sauce, fricassee chicken, mashed po tatoes, sweet potatoes, corn on cob, celery, lettuce and tomato salad vth mayonnaise dressing, apple pie with whipped cream, cheese, coffee, ice cream. NEW YORK WOMAN DE LIGHTED WITH CANAAN Writes in Words of Highest Praise Regarding Its Beauties The following letter to Clarence H. White and the students of the photography school was given to th? News for publication. From it one will learn how a. New York woman was impressed with the natural beauty of the town. "If I were to speak the language of my heart at the close of a sum mer at Canaan, Conn. made pos sible by the location here of the White Summer School of Photogra phy my enthusiasm would burst into song, and the words of my song would be; "O, happy day, refuse to go, Hang in the heavens forever so!" "I cannot speak for the students not being one of them gathered here from Maine to California to learn how to see, what to see, and when to see the ever present picture in the landscape, and how to make it live by a process which only the elect may understand; but I can appreci ate Mr. White's wisdom in locating his school at Canaan in this old pion eer state of Connecticut. "A famous writer has said; "It is the ripeness of a country which gives the landscape its charm: the charm of repose of long and con tinued and loving care of soil, and hedge, and tree, and vine. Instinc tively we feel that men have put their vitality into these meadows and lawns and gently sloping hills for so many generations that something humanizing has passed into the earth and made it companionable." . "Instinctively we "love the ripe beauty of the trees and the rich life of the garden and the old, well-built houses so old that we feel all the roots of life were planted in them. "There is a race memory as well as an individual memory, and the country in which a race has lived, whose fields it has tilled and whose cities it has built can never be quite unfamiliar to the children of its mak ing." Hence, a deep feeling of kinship takes possession of me because Con necticut was once the home of my f prbears for seven consecutive gen ef atlonsrther ef ore 'lttthfc-irr dom ing here I feel that I have come back to the old home. "Into this world, so unlike and yet so akin to our own," Mr. White gathers his students year by year, and presides with a friendly eye, a kindly sympathy and a very critical and intelligent camera: and his pic tures betray at all points that love of his field and of his subject which is th? prime characteristic of a success ful artist of rural landscape and country folk." Appreciatively, Mrs. Mary E. Hervey. MILK UP A CENT Farmers Will Receive 10 Cents per Quart for September Farmers who supply milk for the Boston market will receive 10 He per quart delivered in Boston for September. This is an advance of one-half cent a quart from the Aug ust price but part of the advance will be swallowed up in the increase in freight rates and will bring nothing back to the farmers. This price was made for the Bos ton milk market but it effects most other smaller markets in New Eng land as it is the custom for the srriller cities to follow the lead of Boston as regards priees. In asking for a higher price the Sales Com mittee of the New England Milk Producers' Association, the sales agent of the farmers, left the 3.7 per cent butterfat standard the same as for the past few months, instead of returning to he old 3.5 per cent basis. Returning to the old basis would be equivalent to a slight in crease in price as farmers would re ceive a premium of milk which tested more than 3.5 per cent butter fat. Costs of producing milk in Sep tember will be somewhat higher than in August. The Association has secured present prices of grain in many retail markets in New Eng land. While the wholesale price of grain has declined the decrease is slight yet in small lots in the country It seems probable that the increase in freight rates will more than offset any small reduction in grain prices which may come in September. Norfolk Accidents In Norfolk Saturday afternoon an automobile owned and driven by J. H. Bartlett of New Haven overturn ed on Cushing hill. Mr. Bartlett was taken to the county hospital suffer ing with injuries to his head. The car was badly damaged. There were two other accidents in Norfolk Sat urday afternoon, one of which resulted in a woman passenger in a side car being injured. MORE ALCOHOL ALLOW ED IN HOME-MADE CIDER New Ruling Provides It Must Not Be "Intoxicating In Fact." Home-made cider may contam more than of 1 per cent, alcohol, if it is not "intoxicating in fact," according to a ruling made recently by John F. Kramer, federal prohibi tion commissioner, a copy of whick has been received at the office df Federal Prohibition Director Julio Stremlau. The ruling also declare that non-intoxicating cider and fruit juices may be manufactured for home consumption without a permit but that such concoctions must not be sold or delivered except to per sons having permits to manufacture vinegar. Any person may, without permit, and without givng bond, manufac ture non-intoxicating cider and fruit juices, and in so doing he may taJka his apples or fruits to a custom miB and have them made into cider and fruit juices. After such non-intoxicating cider and fruit juices art made, they must be used exclusrehj in the home, and when so used, tki phase "non-intoxicating" means non intoxicating in fact and not necessa ly less than M of 1 per cent, of alcohol, as provided in Section 1 4f Title II, of the said act. Or if the person making such cider and fruit juices desires to do so, he may (1) sell such cider AnsT fruit juices at any time to persvls having permits to make vinegar; thk he may do under the provisions oT said Section 29. (2) If he preserves such cider and fruit juices at Mm time they are made, he may sell sum to the public in general ; this he may do under the provisions of Section -4 of Title II of said act. (3) Or he may sell said cider and other fruit juices so long as they contain less than H of 1 per cent, of alcohol, but the pur chasers thereof cannot use or possess the same after they contain mors than of 1 per cent of alcohol; tkk he may do under the provisions of Sections 1 and 3, of Title II of sai4 act. The cider in the home may be ml lowed to turn to vinegar if the own er desires, provided he adds no euffar or other fermentable substance to the tterov4miti uiees . ta lner the alcoholic content thereof. Inas much as such practice is held to con- " stitute a mash fit for distillation within the provisions of Section 3,282 Revised Statutes; he may sell said vinegar to any one who desires to purchase it; this he may do under the provisions of Section 4, of Title II, of said'act. This regulation is not intended to cover the commercial use of cider and fruit juices, but merely the iia of the same as applied to the horns and as provision is made in Section 29, of Title II, of said act. However the permits for use ia such cases as are mentioned in lbs previous ruling will be $2,000 it was announced at the office of Mr. Strem lau. According to Section 3fi, article V "sweet cider containing less than, one-half of one per cent, of alcohol by volume may be manufactured ad sold without the necessity of obtain ing permit, provided such product U put up and marketed in sterile closed containers or is treated by the addi tion of benzoate of soda or other substance which will prevent fer mentation, in such proportion as to insure the alcoholic content remain ing below one-half of one per cent of alcohol by volume. The respon sibility for keeping the alcoholic content below such percentage rests upon the manufacturer ,and in any case where cider is found upon the market containing in excess of the allowed percentage, the manufactur er will be presumed to have manu factured and sold an intoxicating liquor." The major difference noticed in the manufacture of cider for horns use, even, is the term "intoxicating in fact." It appeared that this rul ing was very indefinite one. As it was pointed out, whether or not, the drink was "intoxicating in fact" all depended on the individual. If he is a man who is able to consume alcohol in quantity without feeling the eff ects of it, cider with a certain per centage of alcohol would not to him be "intoxicating in fact." On the other hand, the sams brand of cider might be extremely intoxicating in fact to one who was accustomed to the use of alcohol. So whether or not a home cider manufacturer might be violating the law would seem to depend on who was drinking hig product. State Board Votes $100 To enable Connecticut to be repn sented at the Eastern States Exposi tion by more teams from the Boys' and Girls' Clubs, the State Board of Agriculture recently appropriated $100 to help finance the sending of such teams to participate in judging and demonstration team conteU with teams from' the nine other Ea--tern states. -V" 'r,