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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1920.
' 2 We Want Your Poultry Feed Orders EGGS ARE VERY HIGH AND ADVANCING and we beg to advise the poultry feeders that while it has been impossible for nearly a year to obtain OYSTER SHELLS, we have at last purchased 10 cars and or dered them to Brattleboro and consumers and dealers will be able to supply their wants for the coming year. E. CROSBY & CO. BRATTLEBORO. VT. New Customers Are Con tinually Being Created for y Budweiser The all-year-round soft drink. Budweiser is a winner. Dewitt Grocery Company tfi&KCM VOU PROTECT future vision ry Your future vision can be protected only "by your present careful watchfulness. If your eyes are inflammed, if the printed page blurs when you try to read, if you pass your friends on the street without recognizing them, you have needed glasses for quite a while without realizing it. 7,'A r. fifA 'A si on 'OPTOMETRISTS) 'BRA TTLCBORO.VT. icsaiii BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manager Thomas T. Brittan Fire Accident Insurance Liability Life Wilder Bldg., Brattleboro FOR HIRE 5-Passengcr Veilc Touring Car Will go anywhere day or night SYLVESTER AINSWORTH 11 llhomas Street Tel. 382-Y -w- 9 PASSENGER l XmiR AND BAGOAGE T tA?UlO TRANSFER i PASSENGER Louis I. Alien t Office, Depot News Stand 2 'Phone 636-W I vORDAN O i1"'!Ji;-::;,'.1 y rx Published Every Evening Except Sunday at TTke American Building Ana, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.. Addreia AH Comrounicationa to The Reformer. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single Copies Three Cents One Week Eighteen Cent One Month Seventy-Five Cents One Year Eight Dollars Entprrrf in the rjoatolfice at Brattleboro as second class matter. Hie Reformer Telephone Number is 127 For Business Office and Editor!' Rooms. TO ADVERTISERS. Transient advertising Run of paper. 50 cents an inch for first insertion, 30 cents an inch for each subsequent insertion. Limited space on first page at double rates. ;pace rates on application. 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Th A.mriatcd Press Is exclusively en titled to the use for publication of all news despatches credited to it and not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. The Reformer is on sale every evening by the following news dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C. W Cleaveland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyville) Tf I If T)l.nvn.nn. Allan's n.flllt NVfS stand, George J. Bover, South Main St. iron uummer aisincw. West Brattleboro, J. L. Stocltwell. East Dnmmerston, M. E. Brown, Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. Wert Townshend, C. 11. Grout Jamaica, R. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler. South Vernon, E. B. Buffura. NavlhAalil Vita Thftmntnn Urns. West Chesterfield, IT. H., Mrs. W. Streeter Hinsdale, N. H., W. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C. A. Hays. SATl'K I 'AY, SEPTEMBER 21. 1020. NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOLS. Some intcretin infornmfum con c(rTii'i the miMic schools of New nanuliire was civen by Ralph D Paine, a member of the state board of education, in an address Wfore the federated women's clubs of that state, lie stated that under the new 'school law of that state the state is aiding the public, school system to the extent of if.'OOOOO a vear; that of this sum only S. per cent has been spent for administration and that, after provid ing for the support of dependent moth ers and maintaining two normal schools 7;!.." per cent has been distributed among the school districts for the pur pose of equalizing the opportunities of public education and for raising its standards generally. Every New Hampshire school, no matter how re mote and small, is under the supervis ion of a trained district superinten dent and that the towns in co-opera tion with the state have raised the average salaries of these superinten dents from $l,S0O to $3,000 per year. He al-o said: Today we are trying to give our boys and girls what they deserve to have. Supervision is only one phase of the problem. The state helps the towns that cannot wholly help themselves by giving them enough money to main tain good schools if they will do their share. The tide of wealth and popula tion still strongly sets from the coun try to the city. It is ouc of the grav est problem confronting New Hamp shire, ami it will never be solved unless we continue to improve our rural schools as one phase of the remedy. If we remember correctly New Hampshire's new school law is pat terned closely after Vermont's school law and it may he assumed mat Ver mont is enjoying some of the same ad vantages Mr. Paine has enumerated. It would be instructive, however, and useful information for Yermonters who are Considering the school, question if the olticials of this state would give the public, a statement of the percent age of administrative costs of the pres ent education system and just the amount that is distributed among the schools for equalizing educational op portunities. Such a statement should include the amount that goes into the graded schools of the larger towns and cities and the amount that goes to the rural schools, also the proportion of Vermont's schools that have district superintendents. In the absence of a state commissioner of ' education, the state board of education might give this information. . THE DROPPING PRICES. The recent, announcements of radi cal reductions in prices by the woolen, cotton, mail order and automobile in terests indicate a general reduction in the near future but the buying public should not expect too much in this line. In none of the industries reducing prices has a reduction in wages been announced and labor is a very large percentage of the costs of staple ar ticles. There have been material reduc tions in the activities of these manu factures and the reduction in prices undoubtedly are made to increase the demand for the goods. If the consum ers begin buying on an increased scale on. account of the lower prices they D j j . -j . ... , j j : . ., . ,- - r H ' a 7 1 (Coprit,ln "t t i I t' J-5 '.T soon will exhaust present stocks and force more manufacturing at the old rate of wages. That must bring an in crease in prices. Secretary of the Treasury Houston says stable conditions will not be reached for several years and that there are apt to Ie considerable fluc tuations up and down. That seems very probable until the cost of production has been permanently Trduced. The public will hasten stability of prices by refusing to buy whenever prices are raised again. If it will sluow the level at which it will maintain normal con sumption of manufactures and neces sities of life the manufacturers and producers will very quickly reduce the cost of production below this level. "One of the keynotes of the pho tographers convention to be held in Springfield next week," says the Springfield Republican, "will be the necessity of advert ising the advantages of New England, especially western New England through the medium of photography." The members will make an effort to give the public the beau ties of the Berkshire hills, the beauty spots along the Mohawk trail and all along the length of the Connecticut valley by this means. They certainly will find a wealth of material for their cameras along these routes. The price cutting of the country's two largest mail order concerns an nounced this week should not lead the prospective purchaser to think all the price reducing is in Chicago. If he will investigate he will find that the home merchants have kept pace and even forestalled them in" their efforts to bring prices back to - normal once more, many times at a loss to them selves because of the uncertain market conditions. Governor Holcomb refuses to sign the last bill passed by the Connecticut legislature Tuesday which provides for the registering of women voters in towns of less than 15,000 population The reason for this last hold-up for so many would-be voters is not quite clear, but it must seem a bit unfair to those of the towns which fail to show the required number in popula tion. ! " Perhaps in a year or two, Henry Ford will be at a point where he will offer to give away every tenth automo bile his factories tutn out. If that time should come, those who have said they "wouldn't take one as a gift" will have to step aside for the fellow who doesn't look agift automibile in the radiator.. At a popular summer resort of North Carolina, the guests amused themselves with- a series of old-fashioned spelling matches. While a "bridge game holds the same elements of contest, spelling bees would have an educational value to those participating that might be of more use the remainder of the year. Dry America drank four billion, gal lons of booze in the year 1919, which demonstrates how dry she was under the prohibitory law. iMontpelier.' Ar gus. 0 Since the prohibitory law did not go into effect a until January 16, 1920, the conclusions of the Argus -eeem somewhat hasty. That resident of the summer colony at Newport, R. I., who is to make his home in Paris henceforth because of prohibition in America, must have been one of the unprepared who insisted that "it couldn't be done." The man who bets a new hat on the outcome of the fall elections with a woman voter had better set a price limit. 'i, g: The End of a Perfect CLIPPINGS With Now a Comment and Only a Caption. Tfcea Probably He Can Wear a Fifteen Col lar Now. Ed Johnson is picking his apple this week. Siloam Springs item. They have a new name for the newest bathing suit woru at Clearwater beach. It is called the " low, and behold! " Tampa Tribune. Does Henry Sell These Attachments? Slim Hawkins has invested in a grasshopper trap which he attaches to the front of his Ford. It is made on the plan of a vacuum cleaner; it takes a thirty foot swath and will function at any speed up to forty miles an hour. With this machine he is able to thor oughly clean his five hundred acre field of alfalfa in two hours. The usual catch of grasshoppers from this field at each time over, is from -1,200 to lOU pounds. These are dried and baled and shipped to a firm in Kansas City which works them up into potted ham and neanut tmtter Onklev r,rnrhie. Another Hope Chest Equipped. Harve Parsons says that Sophie Til but, who intends to be married next week, intends to do light housekeeping, and to that end has provided her hope chest with the necessary equipment, which consists of a can-opener, chafing dish, nut cracker and a pair of bon bon tongs. Jewell Republican. Those Good Old Days. What a change since your father was a boy. Women vote, and father can't drink booze. Home is not what it used to be. Iron Mt. Road item. Headline: Undertakers make merry at minstrels. Springfield Union. Go ahead! 'Tisn't our funeral. Absorbed Too Much Butter. When Cal Lichty returned from Cal- norma recently ne nan a Dig mustache; ji uu representative libraries through -but it got in his way so much when lie. out the country during the" month of tried to eat the big roasting ears grown here he had to have it cut off.- -Sabot ha Herald. Why Such an Early Hour? Wanted Fifteen girls. Apply Young and Wilde at 10 A. M. N. Y. Evening Mail. FJzra says he bought the "Hen Polka." Teeonl for hia nhnnncrnnli ' while ago, but never could use it, scratched so. Speaking of the High Price of Eggs . For Sale- Farrow cow and hens. Hi ram Ferrill. Adamsvillo Leader. A girl would sooner believe she would be fat and dumpy like ma some day. than to think the sweet young thing that calls on her would ever be like Pa and enjoy sitting around with his shoes off. Ed or Shakespeare Was Right. Ed Phillips or Shakespeare said Hell was paved with good intentions, and is kept sprinkled by the tears caused by gossipers. Siloam Springs Herald. He. He kept us oot of war, he kept us out of peace; ' He kept us oit of sugar, he kept tis out oi grease; He kept us out of any league and burst j fits noble bubble; i i Ho kept ua out of everything, .except just one thing trouble. w .: Ex. Tulip bustles in just in time to tell us that Miss May Dodge of Montgom ery is ill with measles which, accord ing to our idea, she didn't. In these dry-as-dust times, how would you like to live next to Adam Goodruni of Westmoreland! Another Bridegroom Gets Honorable ' Mention. The bride was dressed in a combina tion of white georgette and satin and we cannot sav what the groom wore. but he looked proud and happy. Jewell Republican. ' ' '' ; A closed mouth is better than a closed car. Day I Library News NEW FICTION The Devil's Paw, by E. P. Oppenheim. A stjory of German intrigue in England which ranks with the author's best. The Wall Between, bv Sarah Ware Bassiett. A New England story of a quarrel over an old stone wall that mn.rks the boundary between two farms, and the reconciliation that finally takes pJace. The Girl, a Horse and a Dog, by Fred erick Lynde. When Stannie finds the girl, a horse and a dog somewhere in Western Colorado he obtains information regarding the property left to him in his grandfather's will. All Wool Morrison: by Holman Day. The remarkable and diverse experiences of a young mayor during 21 hours. Harriet and the Piper, by Kathleen Norris. An interesting story of a well-to-do family in their home on the Hud son. Harriet is the secretary and gov erness. Prairie Mother, bv Arthur Strincer. The dairy of a woman on a ranch in v-' t : IT" . l,? C' ' . . ""u.lu,, pui nun sevcral interesting characters. The Valley of Silent Men, by James Oliver Curwood. The Canadian North west is the scene of this thrilling story of mystery and adventure. The Chinese Coat, by Jennette Lee. Describes how a gorgeous Chinese coat influences the lives of a young couple. ( Heart of Unaga, by Ridgwell Cullum. "Seldom has an author so combined a tale of love, adventure and strong, swift action with mystery." Miss Lulu Bett, by Zona Gale. A quiet little story of life in a mid-western town. Second Latchkey, by C. N. and A. M. U llhamson. An ''" entertaining - romance with a clever jewel thief as the hero. Hidden Creek, by Katharine Newlin Burt. A western romance said rv ii- even better than the author's Brandim iron. I ke September Bookman gives the fol iiiig ims or books in greatest demand July: FICTION. Man of the Forest, by Zane Grey. The Portygee, by J. C. Lincoln. Mary Marie, by Eleanor Porter1. The Great Impersonation, by E. P. On- Ttonlinim .... I . The Rescue, by Joseph Conrad. yOX-FICTION. The Economic Consequences of the Peace, by John M. Keynes. White Shadows in the South Seas, by Frederick O'Brien. J Now It Can -Be Told, by Philip Gibbs The Education of Ifcnry Adams', by II by .. li 1. 1 1113. Theodore Roosevelt's Children. Letters to His Letters of Henry James, by Percy Lubbock. Little Benny's Note Book By LEE PAPE. THE PARK AVE NEWS . Weather. Werse insted of better. Ester! Big Mistery! Severel mad ladies are trvinir to find nut ulm nut . .. tfwi mia. terious blue certles on the marble out 8jde of their houses, the onv clue so be ing that Sam Cross was saw with a hunk of blue chawk in his possession. 8ig Scandil! Puds SimkiiiH has had his public . libFcrry card took away frum him on account of him bringing back a book with "This is a bum book" rote all over the margins. ,; ,. ! POME BY SKINNY MARTIN" Lost in the Storm The good ship leened frum s'ide to side And bumped on the raging sea. "Hay, enuff of this!" the sailers cried, "Lets have a mutiny!" "It aint my fault," the captain sighed, "The heck it aint," the crew replied And they had a mutiny. Sissietv '-' Mr. 'Sid Hunt had a severe fearse stummick ake last Satidday . nite, thinking it was posserbly on account ofi him having ate a mixture of watter-l (melon, ice cream,, stale mints pie and loose choeklit icing, but lie's not sure. Lost and Found. Nuthing. : The New Lamps ARE Novelties in Silks and Cretonnes HORTON Only One Sure Way to Get Rich save your earnings and Invest them in safe securities. All short-cut, "get-rich-quick" schemes are shunned by thinking people, for obvious reasons. WESTERN FARM MORTGAGE SECURITIES give both SAFETY and a HIGH YIELD, but get the best. Those sold by the VERMONT LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY are carefully selected in well known districts, have the personal inspection of our own officers, and are safe-guarded under our plan. During our thirty-four years business, no customer has lost a dollar or been asked to accept a foot of land. MORTGAGES AND BONDS $100 to $25,000 Cash or $10 payments Call or write today for particulars. No obligation. VERMONT LOAN AND TRUST CO. F. B. PUTNAM, Sales Manager BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT WINCIIESTER-BRATTLEBORO JITNEY Leaves Winchester House 8 a. m., 1.15 p. m. Leaves Mann's Store (Hinsdale) 8.30 a. in., 1.55 p. m. Return Trips Leaves Root's Thannacy li).30 a. m., 4.30 p. m. Daily Except Sunday VERMONT NEWS. The Synol of the , Xew England pro vince which includes the seven dioceses of the Episcopal church in Xew England is to be in Burlington October 26 and 27. Rev. George E. Trice, pastor of the Methodist church at Rutland is suffering from one and possibly two broken ribs and several other bruises tlic result of a fall of about 13 feet Wednesday morn ing, while inspecting the shite roofing on the rear of the Methodist parsonage. John Ward, aged C3 years, an old ' res ident of Barnard, was seized with a heart attack- Monday evening when a few rods from his home in Barnard, after a diiee to Woodstock, and fell from the wagon to the road. The horse appeared a few minutes later at the house with out a driver, and the two daughters hur ried down the road and found their father who died almost immeliatelv. Robert S. Drysdalc, 58, of Bennington, proprietor of the largest department store in southern Vermont if not in the en tire state, died Thursday afternoon. He was born in Prairie Duchien, Wis., son of Alexander IJrysd.de, who established the business in 1873. to which bi3 son suce eded upon the death of the founder in 1S84. lie is survive! by a widow, a eon and daughter and a sister, danette, who has been identified with the bus iness for a number of years. Police, sheriff, customs and immigra tion forces are combing northern Ver- The cost is small The benefit is great Tfiose who feel ill results from tea or coffee drinking soon profit by a change to NSTANT Its pleasing flavor, ease of Tr preparation, healthfulriess ' and practical economy com-: mend this table beverage. Sold in 50 and 100 cup tins A purchase from your grocer soon proves 'c There s b Reason" Made by Pcsttzm Cereal Co., Inc.. Battle Crek . Mich. HERE r '' D. WALKER Clear Policies REASONABLE BATES General Insurance Agency GEO. M. CLAY BANK BLOCK, BRATTLEBORO nimt and Province of Quebec today for a daring Canadian quintette of thieves. 'A six cyclinder 1920 Studebaker owned by Henry G. Marvin of Camden, S. C, was stolen also $1,000 worth of clothing and neckwear samples belonging to II. W. Boase, St. Albans, and 20 gallon cans I of oil belonging to Harris Allen, pro prietor of the garage. Mr. Marvin con ducts "a summer hotel at New London, X. H., and was visiting in Lyndonville. A disabled 1920 Hudson speedster, Que ibec number 670, was left behind. Xotwithstanding a 50 per cent increase in both tuition and board and room over last year, Middlebury college opened its 121st year with the largest freshman class, the largest total attendance, and the largest net gain in its history. To date 433 students have been registered, a gain of 72 over the 361 of the opening day a year ago. The freshman class num bers 160. Every available room in the four dormitories, five cottages, three fra ternity houses, and the Maison Francaise is occupied, and many students are quar tred in the village. When registration is completed the attendance will be about 450, as compared 'ith 389 last year. This year eight new instructors join the teach ing staff- v.'hich now numbers 31. We Need Jem. (Randolph Herald.), j , The newspaper fraternity, by'the de feats of Bros. Belknap of- Bellows Falls and Wilson of Bristol, fails to break into -the senate this year. Oh, well, there ought to be a few good men left -on the- outside. .' , P0STUM A BEVERAGE of 4rfrrt prt. of " wmH portmt of Mu Dostum Caraal Company POSTUM i