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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, '...MONDAY,. DECEMBER 13, 1920.
BIG DEFICIT EN POSE SERVICE Postmaster General Blames Congress for Unfavora ble Showing of Year tlif ainw f flip KniMwiifv VUet. irraira- eII"!S tinn ia t hfrfnrp Hup ti "tlipvp mpti wlio ' tiiiiliili Uali tuitili lisluttLi UiiilJ ilijli iiluimiiiliiijlj !!I!P!P! yfiiilllfti'M lliiilliii,iiiu,il,iiil..i,ii.,ii.i,u,,,,li:i..L,ii;ii.;,;,,.:ii. i....,.::,....!.!) "71-f have surpassed all previous performances in the shipbuilding: of the world, lie said. BRATTLEBORO LOCAL WARNS AGAINST POSTAL STRIKES Toslal i:iiiloyes Should Not lie Allowed iti i. inip iireut Increase In the Amount of l ice Mail Sees Constant Improvement In Service. WASHINGTON. Iee. Operation of tin' I'nited States postal service for the fiscal J ear 1!- resulted in a deficit of SITJTlt.fN- the second largest in the history of the service Postmaster Gen eral r.urleson shows in his animal report today to the President, in which expendi tures of the post office department are placed at $rl.:'.-CH) and revenue at .i:',7.1.".n.i:i2. The postmaster general charges congress with direct responsibil ity for the deficit, explaining that the ex penditures included approximately Joii.COd paid as a war bonus to postal employes and stating that but for this there would have been a surplus of SlS.4-J7,'.il7. Mr. liurh-snn says he de clined t. iii.i.rnve the bonus action of the l....'ist:itive department, adding that h offered sug compensating had ;esti"ii of another plan tor the emidoves which voull i. i. .i-i-i.i t he nm nose wiui . in i" mi i -.-- - i i v. time invini: a blanket increase in pay to "thousands who compensated." '1'iir reason ho were already the pay amply that lie readily umler- "the legislative de- stnod." he continues, "t lie partment rejected these suggestions made by the postmaster general and hence is d'irectlv responsible for the deficit which inevitably followed the indefensible ac tion. -The postmaster general feels con strained to point out that if a-prompt halt i-. ii. .t called ami such a policy is per sisted in, there will be a deficiency for the next fiscal year of approximately S:i;.000.(00 and the postal establishment will cease to be self-supporting, as it should be. and will become a constantly increasing burden upon the general treas urv." In his discussion of his administration of the postal service, tlie postmaster gen eral says : 'The present postal administration has been one of continuous and permanent progress and improvement. Nothing has been left undone that was within the au thority of the postmaster general to do to effect ' readjustments in the interests of the people as a whole and not in that of any special class. "The air mail service, which has been operated successfully since its inaugura tion. -May IMlN, has been extended across the c,;li.t ineiif aW Collaiejiily and, further extension by' contract service in augurated. "The parcel post service, both domestic and international, has been greatly ex tended ami facilities for handling parcels improved. - foreign countries now being reached by this service. Attention is again directed by the post master general to the growth of organ izations among the postal employes and he urges that steps lie taken fo "curb the malicious and pernicious influence" of these organisations upon the postal per sonnel. He sa.i s they have operated to "interfere to a considerable extent with the efficient conduct" of the service, add ing that 'much of the so-called 'demoral ized postal service" and 'de-satisfaction' exits only in the minds and imaginations of paid agitators of these organizations vim instill and hammer these doctrines into the minds of the employes through the medium of their publications." "The avowed purpose of these organ izations," continues Mr. Ibirleson, "is not solely to advance the social and economic welfare of their members, but t exercise a coercive influence upon the department to ompcl submission to their demands." The postal service head declares the use of the strike against the government by an "outside" organization is a menace t the welfare of the republic as it not only results in a divided allegiance, but engenders dissatisfaction, discontent and unrest and in the lowering of efficiency. "Postal employes have become bold be cause of this affiliation and have within recent years threatened to strike." Mr. Purleson adds. "In one case, they act ually did so by tendering their resigna tions and leaving in a body. In this case, the'.v were promptly indicted and prose cuted in the federal courts. "While strikes- in the postal service Mrs. Carrie L. Hamilton has been chosen a member of the Associated Chari ties from the Congregational church to succeed Mrs. F. A. Wells. The recent death of Dr. A. O. Squier of Springfield. Mass., a stomach specialist, is of interest here as lr. Sipiier had had numerous patients here in years past. Fair skating on the Retreat meadow attracted a considerable number of per sons yesterday and at one time during the afternoon more than KM) were enjoy ing the sport. ( Juoiiekticiit tribe of Red Men exempli fied the warrior's degree in Greenfield, Mass., Saturday night at the quarterly meeting of the Connecticut Valley Red Men's council. Arthur Peaudin. a farmer of Oranby, Mass., and Miss Amelia Spahn of South Iladley Falls, Vere married Saturday aft ernoon in the town clerk's office by Justice of the Peace Carl's. Hopkins. Mrs. M. .1. Stebbins of Clark street fell Saturday afternoon while coming out of the Quality Furniture store and injured her "left wrist. She was taken to the .Memorial hospital this morning to have an X-ray photograph of the wrist made. Workmen employed on the repairs at the Vermont National bank were engaged yesterday in turning the counter and other inside work so that today the working force is on the south side of the room instead of on the north side as heretofore. Two large inside safes have been taken out of the old vault and are being moved out today, one of them being in the doorway at the time of going to press. Twenty five dollars was cleared for the Mount Holyoke college fund Saturday afternoon, w hen a number of cakes were sold in the vacant store in the Barber building. Three prizes of $." each, which were offered, went to the following: Layer cake, Mrs. C. C. Pitts; angel cake. Miss Mary Crokcr ; sponge cake, Mrs. It. '. Averill. All cakes which were brought there were sold, and the prizes were awarded at o"euock. The storv. The Sign in the Christmas Fire, will be given by Mrs. H. P. Wood in, assisted by Mrs. C. T. Prownell, at the thimble party for members of Hrat thboro chapter, Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, at the Unitarian parish house tomorrow afternoon instead of Wednesday afternoon as announced. Members are urged to attend and take with them their Christmas sewing. The roll call will be answered by each mem ber with a t liristmas; thought, it is, hoped that every member will remember the silver collection which will be used for Christmas for the Armenians at the International College in Springfield, Mass. The annual dues also are payable at this meeting. Refreshments will be served. WEST BRATTLEBORO IIev. C. II. Merrill of St. Johnsbury. who is here attending the l.iOth anniver sary celebration in the First Congrega tional church, is a guest of Mrs. Partlett a nd. Miss, Maria P., Stedman. 1 Mrs. .Tuba Tyler, who was called here three weeks ago by the illness of her niece. Mrs. Bert .1 aeons, returned today to her home in Fitchburg. Mrs. Jacobs, who is still seriously ill. is slightly better. The Twentieth Century club will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Ernest M. (Joodenough. The meeting was post poned from Tuesday to the following day on account of the Parent-Teacher meet ing Tuesday afternoon. The West Brattlebnro and Centerville Parent-Teacher association will meet to morrow afternoon at '' o'clock in the acad emy building. The children of the schools will furnish the entertainment for the afternoon. A Christmas tree, laden with popcorn and candy for each child, will be a part of the program. All parents and friends of the school are cordially invited. Oyster Gatherers. It takes G,000 laborers to supply the American public with Its customary first dinner course, says Luther C. Fry, writing in World's Work. This force includes iitire families, as well as single men. The father works on the boats which gather the oysters by dredging or tonglng. His wife and children can and prepare them for maket. . Automobile Expert Injured Back on the Job in Twenty Minutes. Mr. 11. P. Beaupre , is well known onions thp nntomohiln nennlp ifi Tin rl in v. may lie averted for the time being, yet ton. Vt. He is employed bv the Crystal tuey will conic, and the public will then be Confectionery Company, the' largest man- ... i ,,,- iw j;,ee wml n ,nosr serious u nctnr nsr concern in t n. w incii wui tie a menace ; with nn nreiilent- sit uat n,n one to our government." There has been an "immense increase" in the amount of mail handled free by the postal service. Mr. Burleson declares. .Hiding that "the free mileage of members ot congress and the various establishments of the government under the franking privileges," cost in handling and transpor tation approximately $9,400,000. state. lie met whereby his ankle be came sprained and he was very lame in deed. Someone gave him a bottle of lini ment which was originated by a Scotch doctor. He applied this liniment in ac cordance with directions and in 20 min utes the pain was gone and the next day he was able to drive the car a long dis tance, lie said he felt no more pain-and had no more trouble with his ankle after applying this liniment. Mr. Beaupre wrote a letter to the friend jwho had given him the liniment in which he f-aiil : "I feel very grateful to you for Will Soon Have Greater Tonnage Than 'having directed my attention to that justly Any Other Nation Benson Credits Men i??lebrat"1 liniment called Mysterious Pain r wniv,.TAv t, - ' V'aso- 1 he story of its origin was very in- h .i.miim.H)., Deo. LI. W ah com- teresting, how the Scotch doctor used this pletion of the government shipbuilding liniment, and the people who have bene- piogiani by l!J2p, the United States prob- IirtP" '!' '. thinking there was something ioi. win nave as much n.'i! will IN I TLB STATES LPADS IN SHIPS. ocean going ton- mysterious ahout it came to know- it hv lame 'Mysterious.' I don't wonder. I'flV it takes the Ttnin onfr mirfainlir x ii. iiiiiau uenson oi tne Miippmg board seems mysterious. 1 never heard of any declared in his annual renort itmiIp nnh. .thin? like it .ATv onl-u ,,-oC- i . - J " ' ( -i. , v ..'. .".v (IV, l u UllU painiui mat l -count scarcely sten on it as all th other countries combined, tiiat 1111 i the exception of Great Britain. 1 he W iinian Benson of the Shipping board seems l ared in his annual renort inmls thin? Ii in- today. : , .. rminfot At the end of the last fiscal year, the end could not do mv-regular day's work chan man said .American merchant ships, which; - as yon know, requires constant government and private owne.l. num- foot work in ; o Jl L , t , . - - ... r im. k i n a nil viu oo ! S' Ppla,s of automobiles. When I first-! TllTt r!ie1 the linimpnt my ankle was so pain shin Ad 1 00ul(1 scarly tar the slightest press, ite -MH upon 5t- 1 was hardly able to li i.p.p.i ram ..fmowoi-, ,i ,.i "i.x V"" . ""V 1,1 U!M" lue n,aKe anu ciutcn , -t ,din more tha"i 2 rOutTton, ot 'f- ,V hp" 1 firStaP" shipping on the Crea Gkes The net P1'" , , 1,niI"en1t my TaS SO painful P.ogvum of government J,ed ship Ad- I 'ceb-hear the sUghtest pressure miral Benson said, contemplated 2 315 upon 1 Wfls, . hardly able to limp vessels of 13,673.711 deadweight tons and ar0lnu1' J"ct, within 20 minutes the pain at the end of the Inst fiscal .vear. 2 070 was Rone- aru 1 w-as able to drive a car s!uis atrsregating 1,G'22,3C1 deadweight mor than 100 miles that day. Soon the tons, had 'been completed. swelling went down, and I tyas as well During the year 1 . 1 SO finished ships of a? ever. I cannot recommend it too 0..'1.70,S3J deadweight tons were delivered, highly. Since using it I have talked with exceeding all record. They were built a number of people about it in this section w ithout overtime or other aids to rapid and I find the liniment is quite well known production Admiral Benson said. 'and people are using it for the relief of "'1 he shipyard worker of the United pain caused by sprains, rheumatism, and States has developed an expert nes which aiso headaches. Mysterious Pain Ease is i,...- 1..,-.. .. !-,,, n,,, ,.i i.v- v... ....1, eorfainJv a hlessimr to those who suffer cralts to a high plane and production has .,: ,i T . - , . ...... ...... ii "in i n j ei.ucHii hi you for having told fne about it." J he Mvsterinus Pain Ease ;l..l.l. u K u a liil u I -r J'lr-Il in.lll.luiceJ ilts to a high plane and production has kept pnee accordingly," Admiral Benson Kiid. The industry has expanded 50,000 tl.lll.I tnei-hri n ii a 1 r n force of 000 ........ i" ,i t Tr ir-ii mt- l J ft- iiiiiiiiiiii!iHiiiiii!uiiiiHnniin!ii;u:!!iiin!:i!;i!Hiiii!iiiiiiini:i:ii!Hi!:i!:i:ii!i:i!!iiii!!iiii!iiii BRATTLEBORO'S DEPARTjMENT store Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt B RATTLE B ORO S DEPARTJMENT STORE ,iii!:iH!iiniiuiiiin!iij!iiii imiiiiiiiiiii!!!! !iiii!iiiii!iiiiini;iiiM!iiii!!!iiiiiinii!iii!i!iuiiiiiffflinHti:i:uiiiii!iiiiiraiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiim iiimii unranunifliiiHiiiinm Ch r 1st mas Shopping Is an Easy Matter IN OUR POPULAR DOWNSTAIRS STORE The very fact that our Popular Downstairs Dry Good Store specializes the year round in just the things that women want is ample evidence of our ability to serve at Christmas time. To choose your gifts here bespeaks your good taste and discrimination, and the re cipient will compliment you, too, on your good judgment. Here are Big Values, too, because our goods are marked down where price levels will be next spring. " , htiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i:lil!l!li:ilililllllll:illl!IIIIMIII;illi:ii;ill!NIII!lllilllliiilliliiHIWI Women's Slippers for Christmas Christmas Handkerchiefs FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN No end to the assortment of styles and quantities in the Handkerchief De partment of our Great Basement Store. Women's 25c Handkerchiefs, embroid ered corners, at 15 Women's 25c Handkerchiefs, embroid ered corners, in colors, at 15 Women's 45c Handkerchiefs, hand em broidered corners, now 25 Women's 45c Handkerchiefs, hand em broidered, in colors, 25 Women's Fine Handkerchiefs, trimmed . with lace, , ' ,, .... t , Women's 35c Initial Hand-Made Handkerchiefs, 2o Women's 50c Pure Linen Initial Hand kerchiefs, for 3o WOMEN'S HANDKERCHIEFS, PUT UP IN CHRISTMAS BOXES 2 Embroidered Handkerchiefs in box, 3 Embroidered Handkerchiefs in box, 3 Fine Embroidered Handkerchiefs in box, for 50? wm- 3 Fine Embroidered Handkerchiefs, El 3 Fine Embroidered Handkerchiefs in H box, 59? fgj- 3 Fine Embroidered Handkerchiefs in pi box, for . 85? H Women's Handkerchiefs of fine hand- H embroidered Spanish Linen and Irish j Linen, at 50?, G5?, 75?, 1 each fig Children's Handkerchiefs, with animals lp embroidered in colors, pf . Your Choice for 15? each M Pure Linen Towels What is nicer than snowy white Linen for Christmas Gifts? Our whole linen department offers you great val ues. $1.25 Linen Towels, in good, large size, with damask border for initial. These are in four different patterns, for 95? each Webb's $1.65 Irish Linen Towels, dew bleached, in good size from the larg est towel factory in the world. This towel for $1.39 Webb's Irish Linen Towel, dew bleached, $1.45 $2.25 Webb's Irish Linen Towels, dew bleached, $1.75 Webb's Pretty $1.25 Towel, guest size, ' 95? $1.50 Towels, guest size; another style Webb make, ' $1.25 $1.75 Fine, Pure Linen Damask Towel, for " $1.45 $2.25 Pure Linen Damask Towels, big value, at $1.85 Toilet Goods for Christinas 75c Fancy Christmas Bath with colored border, for $1.00 Bath Towels, big also colored border, size ; Towels, 59? white. 75? Ell Large Assortment of Fancy White and Colored Bath Towels, in fancy ; , weaves, exclusive styles for Christ- n . . ... - . - lllilil 1 . . . u . . V. - . h mm U W & i.Q oAAaA ' " " - , iip-iiviiaie tieait'rs ana nn dealer can nrfii; il " J' " " 4 -'i i -The credit lor the accomplishment of ture u irum um pucer. -iuv. fo ment ioned When in our Basement Store a visit to our New Toilet Goods Department will pay you. Talcum Powder, at 15?, 25?, 39? Toilet Water of the best makes, 50?, 75?, 95? to $1.75 Best Perfumery, only 50?, 75?, 95?, $1.25 "Lazelle" Week-End Sets, for 50? set Face Powders and Comfort Powders, at 39? and 50 Fancy Toilet Soap, including Gibb's English Soap, at 10?, 25?, 39?, 50? Guaranteed at Water Bottles, all sizes, 59? each 1,000 'Yards of Best Percale, in light and dark colors and also in gray. These are all perfect goods and in full pieces. Regularly sold at 35c yard. Our sale price 19? yard Christmas Ribhons Plain Ribbons in all widths, all colors; range in price 5? yard to 75? yard Lot Fine Ribbons, about 50 pieces, all 5 and inches wide; assortment of fancy colors, sold at 50c yard. Your choice in the lot at 29? yard One Lot Wide, Fancy Colored Rib bons for fancy work. Regular 75c quality, for 45? yard Wide Roman Stripe Ribbonfor sashes, at 75? and 95? yard Christmas Jewelry This department is showing a won derfully large assortment. Fine Lot Beauty Pins, Bar Pins, Lin gerie Clasps, Brooches in silver and gold. Prices range 25?, 35?, 50?, $75?, $1.00 to $2.98 each Hair Ornaments, in shell goods; Bar rettes and Pins, in "big assortment, 25?, 50?, 75?, $1.25 i Beads of all colors, Cut Jet in black and colors, $1.50 to $4.50 string Fine Pearl Beads, 1 ,: .. . 75?, OS?, $2.50 and $5.00 $2.25 Felt Slippers, in colors; very pretty, at $1.95 $2.50 Felt Slippers, with ribbon top; very pretty, in good assortment of colors, for $2.25 One Lot of Jap Silk Slippers, Now $1.25 Christmas Stationery NO FINER ASSORTMENT FROM WHICH TO SELECT See Our Special Assortment of about 100 boxes of the finest Stationery. You will wonder how we can have so many styles and all different. This lot is one-third the present prices. These prices are in the lot 50?, 69?, 75?, 85?, $1.25, $1.75, $2.25 up to $3.50 box Another Lot of 125 Boxes Stationery, put up in fine Holly boxes; all reg ular 45c values. You will wonder how we do it at 29? box Another Lot of Stationery in a fine as sortment, put up in boxes. Sold pre viously at 50c. For this sale at 35? Women's Flannelette Night Gowns i ,t:i': v.'Ui,:. dlHUII 'HIHIIIIIHIIiWlM Christmas Hosiery Put up one pair in a Christmas box. These hose for women are all thread silk and nearly half price. Now $1.39, $1.75, .$1.9o, .$2.2o, .$2.50 and $2.9S ; - Women's Heather Wool Hose Are Selling for Christmas $2.25 Plain and Also Ribbed Heather Hose, now $1.98 $2.75 Fancy Heather Wool Hose, gray, brown, now $2.25 Women's Australian Wool Hose, in brown and gren heather; big value, Now $2.9S Boys' Heavy Ribbed Hose at Pre-War Prices. Three months ago we sold : this quality Boys' Hose at 75c a pair. This quality hose is here in sizes from 6 to I0y2t . .. . Sale Price 35? pair These Gowns are nearly half price, which means that they are far less than present market price. $2.00 Colored Night Gowns, for $1.4 $2.98 Colored Flannelette Gowns, 5 .Night $1.98 Others in Big Sizes, white and col- $2.98 Women's Silk Umbrellas What is finer for Christmas Gifts? These are made of the best silk and are waterproof. $6.75 Silk Umbrellas, in colors, $5.98 $7.95 Silk Umbrellas, in pretty colors, at $6.95 $10.00 Fine Silk Umbrellas, nearly all colors, $7.75 $12.00 Fine Silk Umbrellas, black and colors, . $9.75 Leather Goods f orWomen Women's $1.00 Patent Leather Purses, for 75? $1.25 Leather Purses, in good assort ment, for $1.00 $2.00 Leather Purses, different sizes, for $1.50 andl.75 $3.50 Leather Bags and Purses, ' $2.0O and $2.9S $5.00 Special Pin Seal Leather Bags, for $3.50 Envelope Purses, one lot in special as sortment, $1.98, $2.93, $3.75 Sample Lot Fine Silk Bags, now $2.98, $4.25, $6.75, $10.00 Velvet Beaded Bags, $5, $6.75, $10 Christmas Sale Luggage IN OUR GREAT BASEMENT STORE Give Luggage and Be Sure It is the Best 15 Likly Leather Traveling Bags that are samples of $20 and $27 bags. Some with one, others with two han dles, at $15, $16.50, $17.50 ea. $6.50 Week-End Black Suit Cases, for $4.95 $12.00 Fine Black Suit Cases, lined, $10.00 $15.00 Black Suit Cases, with silk lin ing, $12.50 Extra Fine Black Leather Suit Cases, - $25.00 Bargains in Tan Suit Cases, at $3.95, $4.95, $6.95, $9.75 Special Leather Suit Cases at $15 and $20 A Visit to This Complete Luggage Department Will Assure You of Finding Any Style You Wish; 91 m I m 5-s i. 4 It ' RK LT'Ti i'i " IWI ;:!!! I'll! : I : !R i'!,, i , ! Hi " , : ! M ill i! li; ; l ii : ill' i : I" m rf : -; 'U ! . 1; i i 5 ' i. : Ml ! : : I M iiHl i .1 i .n M 1? 1 EM-tl; ti i i i ri,1 V lit.! itri ifi s -lii ! 1 i; :,;! ; : ; :l ii. JI Ii ' ! 'ill I ,ill : I ,i'i!.;i ' 111: ! :i,;iii.,;ll!;i,:l.ii; i - ,::.!!: 'lii i;:!! i:. ! ,r. i 1 ,; 'l!:Hi!"i iii I'i' iili.ii.