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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER. TUESDAY, JANUARY IS, 102.1.
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Uor.ditions are worse jlhan over. Tlio shortage has increased rather than diminished. Millions of peo ple are living in houses or apartments ithat are not large enough or good enough to a commodate them properly. Millions J are crowded in with other families when jthey ought to have homes of their own. jAll the discussion .skills to have led n- where. It would take 1 .:.. KM) more ! dwellings, says an expert, to house the American jicople properly. Ry the end .of l'.ilil the deficit will have risen to more than l,oHWKM if a better record is not made in building than was made last year. j It does not follow, however, that vio lent and unnatural methods must be re ' sorted to. Particularly questionable is ithe proposal to draw capital into build- li.g operations by exempting real estate ia itgages from taxation. This plan lias been approved by the .housing committee of the United States i senate, but its merit is seriously ques tiined by the National Tax association ami many other organizations. It is jointed out that such exemption would ani'iuiit to a special privilege which would work injustice to those who have put their money into building during previous years, and that it would encour age demands for similar exemptions in other lines. Moreover, the federal, state and city treasuries need all the money they can get from taxation to carry their present burdens. There is too much cap ital exempt already. Tli ere is a strong probability that this particular economic problem, like most others, will be solved by natural pro cesses. Rankers say that money is going to be more plentiful in the spring, and interest rates lower. That will relieve half the difficulty of new construction. The other half depends on obtaining building materials and labor readily and at reasonable rates. Materials have al ready fallen considerably, though less than many other commodities. They are expected to fall farther, as a result of the slackened demand and the exposures of monopolistic price-fixing made in the New York building investigaton. Labor is becoming plentiful and also becoming reconciled to lower wages. Altogether, building will be a great deal easier in the spring and summer than it has been since 1013. It is bet ter to trust to this natural relief than to adopt violent, untried measures that may do more harm than good. MP THE JUNKETING. Last Friday morning the senate at Montpelier suspended the rules and adopted on its part a joint resolution au thorizing the committees on state insti tutions of the senate and house to visit the state hospital for insane, the state industrial school and the home for feeble minded at state expense. Rut in the house the proposal met a different fate. A resolution authorizing these visits and a visit to the state prison has been re ferred to the committee on state and court expenses and it is reported the committee will report against its adop tion. This tour of state: institutions has be come a regular feature of legislative ses sions and no doubt the senators voted for the trip under the impression they were expected to do the customary thing. Evi dently the house committee has sacri Sw h si.- 4&ot-4ik -- f t h prop osition. An inspection of state institu tions by a legislative committcf, after m mJMzifn-lK II litis tt 1 1 1 , . the time and purposes of their visit have been made public and after the manage ment f these institutions have had op lortunity to prepare everything for an inspection, is of no value to the state. Therefore the expense of such a trip is unwarranted. The expense may not ex ceed a thousand dollars but if it is un necessary and unwarranted it should not be incurred. The attitude of the house committee on state and court expenses is evidence of a desire on the part of the present legis lature to carefully guard against unnec essary state expenditures. It also shows courage to stop undesirable customs, and promises to liberate the Vermont legis lature from the minor evil of legislative junketing. The public undoubtedly will approve the action of the committee in refusing to grant special favors to a limited number of the members of the legislature. NATIONAL POLICE 151' REAL. Police Commissioner Enright of New York city jMiints out that one of the great needs in rime suppression is some sort, of national bureau for the exchange of information in regard to criminals and their doings. He is undoubtedly correct. Furthermore this co-operative action among the states should be so organized that, instead of driving criminals out of one community into another, the efforts of the polici' of the entire nation would be expended in rounding them up and seeing them safely on their way to jail. It i true that police and detective cir cles in the various states already do ex- ehnnge information and data to a certain extent, but this is largely voluntary and the system lacks organization. The crime outbreak is not local but national. Thanks to the spwdins automobile, it in cludes the quiet rural community as well as the great city. It is evident that nothing but well organized co-operation iM'tween police forces everywhere, backed up by similarly cohesive and prompt ac tion in the courts, can accomplish any lasting g(Kd in crime prevention. Times are not what they used to be. Miss Alice Robertson, congressman-elect of Oklahoma, says that when her great grandfather was ordained for the minis try there was such a crowd that three barrels of whiskey had to be opened The arrival of the first steamboat up the Connecticut river to Rrattleboro was eel ebrated in a somewhat similar manner, the history of the town telling that its advent was marked by great festivities which we take to have been rather wet." The account says: "Some did not go home until dawn. Light from the morning sun fell upon broken windows, tables, chairs, crockery and glass ware The participants in this, ever after called, "famous high-go,' largely repre sented the village." Representative Chase of Rennington has a bill for the legislature to act upon which would prohibit the erection of sign boards on buildings which obstruct the view at railroad street crossings, ex cept after permission from selectmen or other olfieials mentioned. Mr. Chase might go still further with a sign and bill board bill to the advantage of Ver mont's appearance. Those along in years who are wont to say, " I am too old to learn anything new now," should take note of the Ver mont woman who learned Esperanto through a correspondence course after she passed her 70th birthday, receiving a diploma from Washington, D. C. We can imagine no greater satisfac tion than to do what the man at Atlan tic City did last week. When supposed to be dead he rose up and informed the undertaker his services Hvere not needed. The topics of some of the legislative committees remind one of the old song: "The animals went in two by two, the bears and dogs and scrub bulls "too." Do those college men who havei sicrni- Gcd a desire to learn to cook realize that I the accomplishment entails a great of dish washing sooner or later V deal Isn't' it about time for someone to an nounce that our mild winter is due to an inward curve of the gulf stream? Prospective Team Work. (II. L. II. in Rutland Herald.) Dunham of Rrattleboro and Osgood of Rellows Falls are examples of fitting po litical survival that call for approbation. They represent : 1. Ideal distribution one from each end of the county. 2. Good average one successful in business and the other professionally. .'. Following good precedent in both having had previous legislative exper ience. 4. High personal character. T. Team work ( '!) I put a query after -the .th because I'm in the same fix as a certain dis tinguished churchman who said: "I love this church. I'd do anvthing in rav power for this church. I'd die for this church I think!" So I just think Dun ham and Osgood will show teamwork. 1 don't know. Little Benny's Note Book By LEE TAPE. ! If .-satiitijay morning me and Ixiivtter Min - cer wus standing talking about dilirent . m-iwai, emeu us iMi lias llie no ii t ootle uiiu ill one nine iciifu in best times, boys or gerls, and Alary Wat , be a fanner. He was attracted to the kins went pat on her way to the store military service, enlisted in the regular with a new hat on, being a red tommojarmv as an infantryman, and later joined I.wl'.V'J iY5-t0,ie 'r ,,Ut. not,Itlie 't her,' the cavalry. He had a fine record in the looking all rite, and I.oietter Mmcer sed. Spanish-American war, and later saw My grayshiss sutct, a looking hat. it looks mm h seivice in the Philippines. He hke u mtuikeys hat. my hat is ever so served under" IVrshiris? along the Mexican mutch more prettier than hers, dont yo.i. bolder, and during the time of the inva- think so, Penny? sion of Mexico by Pershing he was near. 1 dont know. I guess So. maybe, sure, by as a potential friend in need. When! sed. Jest saying it to sound polite, and' the first troops went to France, in 1917.' Unnoo i, ,.ii-;,.l ...i. i. .1 .i Ixnctter Mincer sed, lice hee, you certenvlhe went along with his former superior are a lunny poy saying her hat looks like a munkeys hat, hee hee naj, i anient say that, vou sed that, I sed. and she sed, Well you admitted it, dident you? and I sed, Yes, no, I dident admit enything about a munkev, gosii wat the heck. O, Benny Potts, you know vou did. hee hee, sed Loretter Mincer. And Satiddav aftirnoon Mary Wat kins was standing oil her frunt steps and I started to axsidently wawk past to tawk to her. saying. Hello Mary, and she sed, Dont you dare to tawk to me? G, wy not, gosh? I sed, and she sed, I herd all about how you sed my hat looks like a munkey hat and ietter Mincer. hat is mutch more prettier. Wy I did not, thats a big story and ;i fearse lie, I never ser a werd about a mun key, T sed. 0 then you admit you sed her hat was mutch more prettier," do you? sed Mary Watkins. Aw, I dident say a werd, I meen I did ent hardly sav enything, I meen wat the heck. I dident meen it, 1 meen I dident say it, holey t!, thats fearse, 1 sed. 1 should say it is, sed Mary Vatkin And she wawked in the house mail ami proud and 1 went home thinking. Holey smoaks. darn it, heck, wats you know about that. Proving the ony safe way to tawk to gerls is to jest lissen. And He Did! won't Youq engme work? VEIL, I'LL FUUT! AND HE DID - n 9 Today's Events Patrick M. Neff will he inaugurated jrovcrnor of Texas today, in succession to W. P. Hobby. lit. Rev. Julius W. "At wood today cele brates his tenth anniversary as Episcopal bis'io cf Arizona. Delegates from six states are expected at Knoxville. Tenn., today for the au nu;d convention of the Lee Highway as sociation. Vice President elect Coolidne has cented an invitation to spe;iW today be fi.r the Vermont Historical society, at .Montpelier. The thirtv-second annual New York! Ponltrv show, the greatest held annuallv' in the world, will tie opened touav in Madison Square garden. What constitutes the "well-dressed man" will be one of the topics before the ani.ual convention of the Merchant Tail or's Designers' association, opening to day in Chicago. Today will be celebrated the fiftieth au niversaiy of the proclamation of the Ger- niiia emr.ii e at Versailles, and it is ex-! pevted that an eiTui t will be made to' tutu the occasion to the advantage of the S monaiehial movement. In the Day's News. Mai. Gen. .lames G. HaiWd. who is mentioned for chief of stati' of the I. SI . army was one of the prominent ofiicen ; of the lAmericau expeditionary forces. i West Point entiti.it rhiim tii fi.iit t,f mt. Jucating him. A native of Illinois, lie was 'ucatmg graduated from Kansas StaU Agrieul .... .i .,n 1 ...... : .t to serve as chief of start. Today's Anniversaries. 1G11- -Marquis de I.ouvois. the great war minister of lvouis AlV. of I-ranee,! oou uuiea bin; wuuiu uut: uauceu oe born in Paris. Died there, July lti,' fore her. Take It? Of course she 1C91. ' LSI? Daniel Webster, statesman fivl or ator, born at Salisbury. N. II. Died at Marchfield, Mass., Oct. 24, 1S--.2 1S1G Public thanksgiving in England for the victory at Waterloo. 1S3! William Slade, representative in congress and governor of Vermont r?ied at Middleburv. Vt. Born at Cornwall. Vt., May 9. 1TS6. 1SG1 First meeting of the new legislative council for India. 1ST1 Iondon started a relief fund for the sufferers bv the sie-re of Paris. 1SS4 Citv of Columbia wrecked off Clay Head, Mass., with loss of nearly' 1WL " . " i,v-a fXday she didn t see how she was to llVPfi -Charles T. Floquct, the French statesman who severely wounded Poulangor in a duel, died in Paris. Born Oct. 5. 1828. One Year Ago Today. Alexandre Millerand was chosen French premier. Allies demanded that Holland surrender former German emperor. Today's Birthdays. Oar Boris III., the titular ruler of Bul caria, born at Sofia, 27 years ago today. Thomas "K. Campbell, governor of Ari zona, horn at Prescott, Arizona, 43 years ago today. 01ia Nethersole celebrated emotional actress, born at Kensington, Ensland, 51 years ago today. Buben Dario. one of the foremost poets of Latin-America, born at Segovia, Nic aragua, 57 years ago today. Henry C. Stuart, former governor of Virginia, who recently declined appoint ment to the interstate commerce commis sion, born at Wytheville, Va., G6 years ago today. Presidential Primary. (St. Albans Messenger.) A bill has been introduced in the Ver mont legislature to repeal the presi dential primary law. It should be passed. The presidential primary has been tried out twice in this state and all that it has amounted to has been to create a tidy bill of expense. The peo ple have not used it. They have not gone to the polls in sufficient numbers to make evident the trend of sentiment, unless it can be argued that absence from the iolls indicates a lack of sent iment. The presidential primary is not binding upon delegates to national con ventions save the moral binding force, which is practically nil because so few take the trouble to express their prefer ence that the delegates may with reason question the primary's expressive value. The moon is small compared with the earth. Its area is almost exactly that of the whole of North and South America. (. 1920. by McClurs Newspaper Syndicate.) "You look tired, Maude; what's the matter?" asked Anita, as she looked up'from her typewriter and spoke to the girl sitting at a machine next to her. "It Isn't that I'm so very tired," an swered Maude, "but Piu worried. I suppose I ought not to be, but I am. "Worried? What Is it?" asked her friend. "Do tell me." "Oh, about mother and Bess. Mother Isn't well, you know, and Bess had one of her bad attacks last nighL She ought not to work. I do wish she could have a rest. I'm dreading the winter. They have raised the rent and I don't see how I am going to pay it, but I can't bear to take them to poorer rooms. They both need all Hie com fort they can have, but I don't see how we are to keep warm. There, I ought not to be telling you my troubles." "Yes, Indeed you ought! I'm glad you did, and I wish I could help you." It had taken but a moment for the confidence, and both girls turned back to the work before them, yet with troubled faces. Maude was trying to solve the problem before her, and Anita was thinking. She knew but little of the real hardships of life. She had come from a comfortable home to the city because she wanted to earn her own living and be inde pendent. That her friend who was earning no more than she was must support not only herself but her mother and an Invalid sister seemed to her an Impossibility. She had complained a little sometimes. The thought worried her as she went to her cosy room just outside the noise of the busy city. . Maude worked a little later than usual that night. She had not yet ac quired the desired speed and wanted to finish her work. "You are late, child." complained her mother, as she entered their apart ment. "You must get some more of that medicine for Bess; she has been e- quite' bad, and must have it." Maude's heart fell. She wanted to do everything for her sister, but the tra dollar every two weeKs was a drag, and how could she meet the rent If she took It tonight? Yet it must be done. Patiently she turned back to the drug store and bought the medicine, carefully counting the change. She was used to counting close, but her heart failed her. She must buy food. , The next day Anita was sent for to come into the private office. Her heart tti,i mnAa o mls-t-a-o tn her work? With anxious face she en- tered the office where the young man- ager sat. He looked up and smiled. "i have good news for you, Miss Banks he announced. "We have been , . . watching your work and are much pleased with It. pleased with it. There Isn't another girl who could have done the work you e-"" . tt. GiT ,v-ao1-q T'm rntnr tn nave "e past six weeks. Im going to give you a promotion, and Ira glad to do It." u paused and Anita felt her spirits . ., . , , r,se- IIow nlany tImeS she had cov oted that smile that was beaming on her now. Mic. Cnwlci Is eolnff to Washln- -U, 3 -owles 13 gg to wasnin. ton he went on, 4 and you are to have her position. It's ten dollars more a week. Will you take it?" Her heart gave a leap. Visions of beautiful things she would buy and the could ' She onened her month to thank- him but stopped. "I ." she stammered, "oh, thank you. sir but couldn't you give it to Maude, Instead?" The young man gazed at her In amazement. "Why?" he asked. "You see," Anita told him, "I have only myself to take care of. I do very well as I am, but Maude has her moth er and a sick sister to take care of and to support. She told me yester- get along this winter, with coal and everything so high. Oh, if you would only give the position to her, sir! It would help her so much." The manager whistled. ne had long admired this girl, now he felt something rising in his heart that he could not explain. A girl who could give up a raise of $10 a week for a friend was worth knowing. He must get acquainted with her. "Do you think Miss Hobbs could fill the place?" he asked. "She is not very quick." "Oh, but she will be!" cried Anita. "It's only because she's been so wor ried that she couldn't do her best. Do please let her have it, sir !" Her brown eyes pleaded, too. "Only to think!" exclaimed Maude, as she left the office that afternoon, "the manager has given me Miss Cowles' place, with a raise of $10 a week! I'm so happy! I needn't worry about the winter now, and I can get Pess all the medicine she needs. I won der how he happened to think of giv ing It to me. You do so much bet ter than I do; I wonder he didn't give it to you." Anita smiled in response, and Maude never knew who It was that had been the means of her having the promotion. A few months later the manager was married, and Anita was the bride. "Do you know," he said to his young wife one day, "It was that morn In? you asked me to give the promo tlon to Miss Hobbs that I found on' that I loved you. I knew a girl wh was so good to a friend and so ur. selfish would make a good wife." SUBSCRIBE FOR THE REFORM EU S3 'ids' Winsome Doris May, the "movie" star, is an ardent mctcrist and golfer. In recent work she has won a place in the hearts of the screen fans which few girls of her years have attained. O ItJOTTA frien whosa run show house and lasa week he aska me, "Pietro, how you lika veesit show on da stage." I say, "Oh, all right, eef gotta gooda seat I no care ver mooch." You know one time I rlda stage coach seexty miles and for tree week I not seet down. He say I no getta rlda somating on da stage. So weeth my frien I go back for mebbe learna somating I dun no before. But everyting een dat show ees no straighta goods. Everyting try be soma ting wot aint. One ting wot looka lika street ees jusa paint dat way. I standa one side and watcba guy niaka love weeth bees wife. He smile jusa lika had payday and tella hees wife how moocha he love. But Jusa be tween you and me and no for spreada round, when dey leava stage ees beega fight breaka loose. She fighta heem and he fighta her and both niaka plen ta cuss each other. But ees somating on dat stage I no undi'rstanda ver good. I heara stage manage tella one guy upstairs droppa tree borders. I tink mebbe upstairs ees lunch house, and he droppa tree borders, for no pay da bill I dunno. , But my frien tella me I am wronga -idee. He say upstairs ees flies for ' da stage and ees no lunch house. But j I know some lunch house wot gotta plenta flies justa same. When my frien tella me tree four beega tings on dnt stage ees da wings I tink he try foola me, too. I feegure ecf dat beega tings ees jusa wings j I sure like to geeva look at da flies j wot use 'em. Wot you tink? O THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. THE custom of hanging up stock ings at Christmas comes from Holland and Germany, where many of the people wore wooden shoes. On Christmas Eve these shoes were hft by the fireplace, filled with hay for the weary horses of St. Nicholas as he went his rounds. In the morning the hay would be gone, and In Its place would be a gift from the grate- 9 Cul saint. (Copyright) O A LINE 0' CHEER By John Kendrick Bangs. NO SHORTAGE. Sugar's short, and so la Coal, But I've warmth stored In my sou! In such stores as carry mo Through whatever cold may be. And for Sweetness I'm Inclined Unto that of Spirit kind That invariably lies In the depths of loving eyes. (Copyright.) 0! 8 -O- Wild Fruit Worth Cultivating. The presence of wild fruit In a Io alitv helps protect the cultivated nes, particularly If the former fruits re similar to the latter and ripen sillier. Among those best adapted an nulherry, wild blackberry, June her ry, wild cherry and elderberry. ADVERTISE IN THE REFORMER how !tgSti3red