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tJ : CONNECTICUT WESTERN NEWS, DECEMBER 28, 1922. ifc"rrD--ripitr"nVycriftT &ttote. , UlUltUlUU KLAUVmClU .: : 1 ' : : Published Thursdays by , ., THE CANAAN PRINTING CO.. NORTH CANAAN, CONN. A. W. KROUSE, Managing Editor ' Terms of Subscription One Year, $2.50; ' 6 months $1.25 Three Month., .75 One Month .25 . F.ntPTPrf at. the Post Office as second r t ) ' c lass matter. Thursday, December 28, 1922. Hardware dealers s don't believe there is a coal shortage. -. The basis for. this claim is the fact that ash sifter sales are only normal. Christmas has caused many a man to change his mind about , going south or buying a new car. The . olar is now good enough and its ri;ich nicer to stay north one win- THE NEW YEAR ' - ., , - v , J' vVhat wili the new year bring in business, in general, to the country, to the ' world and to -mankind? These are' questions which statisti- . ... - nana are nairi larce sums .ior an swering in some, small part" and V which perhaps onethird of the na- Hion's maje population are enaeavpr " ingto answer in a manner that is self-satisfying and self-convincing, .7 The Statistician by figuring clo3elythe fact 'that twelve to fifteen state i. - -i . at j. 1-1 I t' i j-1 i I on cause ana eneci is- ame a little better guess than the average person. The business man who fol lows the statistician's report adds a little to hk guess, while the one who goes ' by his personal experiences is simply, placing himself m one o twoby a sufficient squaov which ' must classes, as ; events may transpire the noor or good guesser. In big business this would be , considered I poor policy ; the smallr business man should consider it so. Perhaps that's one reason why he is; small., t , Aside from business conditions there is much to be hoped for. From the chaotic .conditions growing ; out of the war, the countries of Europe. and Asia are in the 'AioSt w hopeless ; entanglement known , p the world country to .approach nmal until 'these European countries also come much nearer that condition. Through ' iHuUcxUv,mCU.w, ' j nuim uau Uvvv"v . . what , affects' one . in any great res pect must also affect the: others. Open covenants, sanity and Reason, is a combination that will materially , relieve. , the condition. ' . In our own country there was never & greater demaiid or need for real leadership.! More than one lea der is needed, but they must be big enough in body, mind and ability to ' recognise the spurious note in' those seeking to advance . their own inter- f ests at the expense of the country! Uganda; they 'demand a change- of ; diet and to that group of men who cast aside ' misalliances and show that patriotism -and the general wel- fare of their country prompt their motives, there is 'a golden oppor- tunity, : . , , . . j its heighth-. Sometimes we come becoming of age is regarded as trou . down with broken wings. The re- j ble3cme. The statistics of 'the I de Vturn of individual sanity and rea- partment do not show, however,- any son, as they relate to , our daily 1 extraordinary number of accidents nAa nt i?m-r, i CrtTv,offciT, rt UiVUU - VX. A T lilt, f A? 111U 1ll.lltt. W TT VI i . j . i for during 'the coming year. v . . YEAST EATING Those who are so - fortunate to have secured and perused the bulle tin recently issued by the State j Agricultural -College, dealing with j highways, uneiss under the mstruc hA ' t,'1p nf rarm fni- nf i tion and in the presence of a licensed yeast, undoubtedly know more about .yeast than they did. Others per hapsyknow just enough to be harm ful, which reminds us of an , old Scotch .saying to thafc effect. As ' near as we can remember it, is: "Fools and bairns (children) should ne'er see ha' din things.". The State College, by analyses and with feeding tests, has proven th$t the vitamine content of ; the majority of yeasts so widely adver tised, i3 practically negligible. Since prohibition, or possibly because of it, yeast . manufacturers have through advertising increased the amount - of yeast consumed enorm 'ously. ; Vitamine content was the cause! of this increased consumption, due probably to the fact that few persons realize what' vitamines are. Yeast-eating became even more popular than the "lollypop craze" , - . . nna .. .... f. MV VilUG lllACOlU tUC J Ull- try, because people believed that they were securing concentrated vitamines. ' .Now comes our state college with an informative bit of literature dealing wih Jfacts as they concern yeast. These facts explode the theories people have held regarding , the cure-all powers of yeast. But it does not ' mean because some yeasts doiln6t contain a large amount of vitamines they , have no food or medicinal value. - ' Any reliable physician will state that . the ; average person secures all the vitardnes necessary in the food he eats. An excessive quantity is hot needed, in the form of yeast or other concentrates, except in some cases with infants or those suffering from' malnutrition. ... .In either of these cases the services of a physi cian are required -w-ho- will prescribe for the ailment, , Undoubtedly yeast has some value as a, medicine.- We do not believe it will grow or reduce flesh, or many other things often claimed for a patent medicinel ' The sorry part of the whole yekst-eatkig campaign is that many people have accepted it much in the same manner as , they dox patent medicines whoe curative powers are exagerated. S ' ONE JUDGE FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLE CASES , (Continued from pae 1) a motoryehicle off ense ! of a minor nature as to -reduce an inducement to arrest for fees. ' In applying this remedy,? the serious offense involv ing should .receive one fee schedule and the minor offense should receive another.'' viThe commissioner points out that the statue police department, with its force limited to fifty men, has been unable to divert enough of its men from pressing police business to meet all the demands for motor vehicle enforcement, particularly in view of policemen are constantly required jfor the giving, pf motor vehicle ex aminations alone, l If motor vehiclt enforcement is to be maintained on an increasing basis of efficiency,' the commissioner says, . : "the state police department must be increased have exclusive traffic enforcement duties to the full extent of th nee essity." The "motor vehicle commis sioner is, by law, one of the three commissioners of ; state police, ex officio. . , . The general underlying purpose of every .motor veWc'o ..act., asido from -theTiione the state, is to provide regulation and, discipline whKA; will help to pro? mot - gaf e' oneration of . motor . -ye- hides, 'is the; commissioner's' '.viewv ftion than it.is a criminal law. ,The j test for?. Ms ;department, he fays,iis; 1 Jt determination .as ; to whether the Principle of regulation be con- sidereNJ or whether punishment be imposea, aepenas upon wnetuei there is wilful intent m' any offense. This policy applies to revocation and suspension of licences. "In connec tion with the suspension of opera tors' licenses," (he report, says that "it has always been the policy of tiie department to renicvj permanently from the road any operator' who is disqualified either by some disability, mental or physical, or who, by virtue of .his temperament, has shown that he. is hot desirable on the roads." The commissioner points out '.that "the 'offense of operation of a car while under the influence ' of intoxi- eating lquprs is tuch more frequent than in recent .years. Officials of the department gave over 887 hearings on cases involving 'ible suspension or revocation of li e ses durimr the fiscal year ended June 30 last, which is 4the period covered by the report. ' charged against minors under li. -m .f years old as compared with those older, but they do apparently show that the ages between ' 24 and ' 2S years are those during which acci dents are most apt to happen. The state "law makes it illegal for any person under 18 years old to oper ate a motor vehicle on the public operator. A bill to drop the age minimum to 16 years was defeatr-d in the last session of the Legislature. "The law as it now stands," ' the commissioner says, "is a difiiculc law to enforce and a definite age without qualificaton should be adopted." An idea of the increase of motor vehicle operators entitled to use Connecticut highways and the vol ume of business Jih. the motor ve hicle department is given by a table in the report showing that receipts of the department have jumped from $230,120.89 in 1911 to $3, 409,047.88 in 1922, and that the number of licensed operators has increased fromij26,241 in 1912 to 164.011 in 1922. The , traffic .hazard has increased correspondingly, it is explained, and general accidents reported have j ljvcrease'd from 6,878 in 1920, to , 7,013 in 1921 to 10,300 this year. To ' ! , some extent the increase in numhers I i. Hiia to the fart that the I 'W'w w w. ' " - aggressive' policy of securing re ports is. more and more successful. The number of accidents which re sult in serious injury or ; .death is practically the same in 19,22 as it was in 1920 and 1921, but . the number of slight accidents which result in small approximate damage has much increased. To the com missioner, ' it seems fair ;to argue from this that there is a .greater approximate 'degree of caution on the part of operators than' formerly. Statistics and charts of fatal accidents are appended to the report Everyone who consders them, the commissioner says, "cannot fail to see, atf once that what is needed is the application of new methods, the extension of present methods, still more aggressive work, insistence upon prevention by -the adoption of all ' reasonable- devices, an insistence upon severe discipline." The com parison with all other states is fav orable to , Connecticut. Safety Week in September, 1921, was success, says the report. It reduced accidents throughout Conn ecticut approximately 10 per cent, for the rest of the year f ollowincr. A 6urve of result of Safety Week in cludes the following under the head ing, "Children Involved in Fatal Accidents:- f Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1920: 46 per cent, of victims were under 16 yrs. old. Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 1921: 50 per cent bf victims were under. 16 years old. n Sept 1 to Dec. 31, 1921 (Four months followlngsafety week) : S3 per cent of victims' wene children L under 16. j ;C Jan. 1, to Nov. 30, 1922: " 37 per cent of victims were under 16 years old- : V - Other statistics "given iir the re port to show the success of Safety Week have already been printed. . There ? is & spirit of investigation in -the -professional administrators of motor vehicles all over the United States, which shows that there is the stirring of a great movement to wards traffic safetyaccording to the report. "When this movement spreads and extends into these peo ple who are to be, guided from those whose business it is to guide them, the results are sure to follow.". The organization this year of safety committees and safety organi zations in those centers where acci dents are in. laree predominance is also explained .Not la little credit for the department's 'success in com batting the traffic hazards by . the commissioner! is laid to "i newspaper publicity. Moreover, he says there is no question but what, on the ad ministrative 'side for revenue, the a publicity run- Itt the' newspapers" !has caved the state and the motor ve- iclft,, department -alone--reat am" TuHts of money by making, the - citi zen more prompt to fulfill his obliga tions and pay his tax ratings to the state. ' Concerning . motor vehicle mark ers,'' the report says that it is no lon ger absolutely necessary' for pur poses of identification to secure the registry number of a motor vehicle, but if a genera description of the car can be had with details regard ing its make, its color nd possibly a portion of the number, it is gener ally practical to reduce the "possible cars to so small a number that each individual Car of that, group under suspicion canbe exarndned by 'the police, and in that way identifica tion has been -' obtained in cases where more definite information was lacking. The offense of evasion of responsibility is hardly, possible without punishment at this time pro viding there are atny facts present which make identification at all possible. The effecfof the applica tion of the system upon the body of operators as a whole has been to teaCgh that there is no profit in at tempting to run away. "It is to the credit of our "self-reliant traditions,' i the commissioner believes, "and to the close competition in ' sports and ' games of our childhood and youth that we find so very many who can qualify as good drivers. . The stan dard from the point of view 6f safe ty is improving." " It is recommended that the line of discrimination between kinds cf. registrations be more - carefully drawn by the incoming-session of the Legislature, and the definitions more particularly set out. This is espec ially true with regard " to the- : sO called O'-marker, which is the -registration" which permits the carrying of passengers for hire by vehicles "Other than the jitney. The depart ment has had extensive experience rn this subject now and it is possible to know what the exceptions to this Maw ought to be. There are questions constantly arising as to ho some particular person may be authorized to carry a load of passengers in a truck for a special occasion: for example, to a fair or a festival. Sev eral other examples are cited and ruLngs that have been made to mpet thvm quoted. ' ' Ti.jr a well-founded o':-'-ctn i i:ie part of many af nvnors of j'Mi-? to the use of or.t vj:d jki;iy' '.d there will u;i.lubteily h i t ?;?iuest that some word w!i".h is more dignified in its application be used to designate this species of pas?enger service. As a result of the cars with which jitney certificates ar.d licenses are issued and perhaps because -vf the application of U.o in surunct- nature, the hvv.Tias drf-tl-j c p i a (oreful class of "drivers i jh.'.vs The commissi.) l r frtls, j 1 gMs zHu v Uh ll.Steel-Rineled '183 1 0.8. Lansing Plus Federal Ttf fco Motor &r CompafRf UnsinqtMick imipe Brewer Bros., Inc. CANAAN, CONN. however, "that the insurance feature is a hardship upon public - service organizations which run jitney3, in thaf'sehse that the premium is ex tremely high." It is recommended that "a 'careful investigation sho ild be.niTi.de with insurance companies to determine whether it ,is not possi ble to get adequate protection at lower rates of insurance." The necessary details, statistics and fact3 regarding this feature will be col lected and be in readiness for pre sentation before the proper com mittees of the Legislature of 1923. "Inasmuch a3 the basis for the ihotor vehicle fee system is com pensation to the state for wear on the roads, "it is fair," the commis sioner maintains, "that a car which operates continuously should pay more than a car which operates'!) Kjtuj vvcooiuixauj anil wab a. ii I w l i vehicle which operates on tho high ways of the state indiscriminately should pay more than . one which operates exclusively on pavements in the cities." He pomta out that .t a; iness uinder ' the i O-marker whose cars , never. travel outside the limits of a city. There are also certain special classes of such vehicles which never carry any passengers , except on special occasions. For example, there are undertakers who maintain livery ,cars whicn never travel any where excepting in a funeral pro cession. There are also cars in a livery business in a small town which are used for travel between a rail road station and the hotel, and no where else. ' ' . ' The same condition applies in a measure to commercial motor ve hicles, and a recommendation or changes, to bring about a more equitable fee system in this respect is made. As an example, trucks used in the ice cream business are cited. During the summer the man ufacturers of this product have a large number of delivery trucks, but when the demand falls off in ,the winter almost all of these trucks are retired. All of these matters can be adjusted and adapted, the com-.-missiqner feels, if the riotor ve-'! hide department is given discretion ' to rebate fees,' upon proper evi dence, in specific classifications. He also suggests that any minimum fee rating prescribed by law for com mercial motor vehicles ought to be" taken out and the department auth orized 'by law to do justcle to the i various classes referred to. ' Parti cular mention is made of the fees charged for Fords carrying a box in the rear and classed a ccnuvccial motor vehicles. The dealer's bond, so failed his in the main apparently proven to be a desirable proposition. It , has weeded out of the rank: of the deal ers some persons who were taking out dealers' markers for purposes other than for the demonstration t nd jsale of cars. The bond provi sion is considered to be tor direct, Ii'wever. 4t li-iuire.' the commis- whan CLEAN LINED, modlshly fashioned and radiating good taste, tins new rteo joupe is an advance agent of 1923 body styles. Riding comfort, starting witr a generous wheel-base and long springs, finds unusual expression in the fatigueproof,v deeply-cushioned seats and backs. The simple Reo dual control, neatly arranged Instrument panel and clever seating plan provide comfort jmd roominess for four adults, with plenty of arm-and-leg freedom for the driver. Beauty of appearance abounds in full measure, BUT , Permanence and Performance mean more. That's why this coupe body is steeL paneled over a rugged hardwood frame- work, braced 'with drop forgings, - and why it is mounted on the famous Reb double-framed chassis, and powered with the sure, eager 6-cylinder, 50 horse . power Reo motor. ,.. 10 Biscotimt .V " OJSf ALL Electrical Appliances Table Lamps and Fixtures from now until Jan. first 123 Clayton m. benjamin ' CANAAN; CONN. ' sioner to i-Jf. the bond of a d'aicr ?or any inf -action of'h "jiv r-la- ! to z he .:sc of deal s ;,:. k. t . i liiere are instances of minor )n J?;?11" f . whlch l.he i call,1n -f $1,000 bond is excessive, and, if this feature of the law is to be retained, the commissioner recommend that' his departmejit should be authorized, to compromise any offense. He a'so j calls attention to the fact that ihere j is nothing in the present law, as j there formerly was, to the effect that . (Continued on page 8) Mrs. Rpy.Drumm of New Haven is visiting relatives in this place and in Ashley Falls.' "' Mrs. Julia Hinman of New Hart- ford has been visiting, friends in ; town for a few days. " : i i nt-a-Word Advertisement i Minimum Charge, 1st Insertion 25c FOR JSALE For Sale 1-1921 Chevrolet' Touring Lew Mileage 1-1922 Roadster with Delivery Body. Both the above cars are in first class con- , dition. Jlayton M. Bdnjamin, Canaan, Conn. For Sale Good beef 10c . lb., by quarter. Blackberry River farm. For Sale Black and tan fox hound, i 7 months old, unbroken. Charles Coons, Alford, Mass. Wood Well seasoned, mixed, mostly Rock Oak,' Stove length $11.00. R. D. Miller, Canaan, Conn. For Sale A pair of Canadian horses, ages 7 and 8, 2500 lbs., true to work anywhere, also one general purpose horse, bay age 8, 1100 lbs., an extra good driver -and fearless, safe for anyone. These horses will be sold very cheap to some one who will give Moi BodyBeepf- I "Hie Gold Standard of Values kind treatment, also a business harness, a light driving harness. sleigh and buggy. Call at 40 Bridge St., Great Barrington, Mass.' For Sale 3 (three) strings 6f sleigh bells. Mrs. A. P. Briggs, Church Street. WANTED ' , " Real Estate WantedWanted small country place with buildings ' in good condition at moderate price. Location on main road preferred. Address F. B. Otis, 135 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. Salesman Waited Each town in Litchfield County to sell Cais good pay. Roscoe BenjaniLt, Winsted, Ct, phone 436. z Wanted Suits made to measure. Dyeing, dry cleaning, Steam press ing, Repairing, Altering. Parcel-, post packages returned within few days. Phone 79-4 will brinj our automobile. Henry Wcllner, Tai- lor, Canaan, Conn. j , ... Wanted A housekeeper for a well furnished home in -nice location, only one in family. For particu lars tAAreca . 1oto,ra tn Vinvtoa Pitcher, Sharon, Conn. N - Saw Logs Wanted Chestnut, Oak, Hemlock, and Pine either deliver ed on our yard or along highway accessible -for trucks. The Cafiaan Lumber Co. MISCELLANEOUS T Reward $25.00 reward for informa tion as to the identity of the per son who poisoned my dog. Bernard Kenerson, State Police Barrtcks. Found A fox j hound; owner can ' have same by proving property . and pay for this adv. Charges Coons, Alford, Mass.