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A. W. KROUSE, Managing Editor
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' 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-
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, 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-
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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
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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
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for during 'the coming year.
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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"
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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.
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, (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
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
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
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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.
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
gMs zHu v Uh
0.8. Lansing
Plus Federal Ttf
fco Motor &r CompafRf
Brewer Bros., Inc.
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
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-
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
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
Electrical Appliances
Table Lamps and Fixtures from now until Jan. first 123
Clayton m. benjamin
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. "
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nt-a-Word Advertisement i
Minimum Charge, 1st Insertion 25c
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,
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
"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,
For Sale 3 (three) strings 6f sleigh
bells. Mrs. A. P. Briggs, Church
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.
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.
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.

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