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THE 1MIATTLEBQRQ DAjLY ltEFOKMEK. I'MUMY- tyVpH 18, 102
American Farmers Plan to
Market Wheat and Livestock
CHICAGO, March IS. Farmers' or
ganizations of the Unitetf States today are
officially 'considering the most extensive
co-operative marketing plans in the his
tory of the country. . Two well-developed
projects for handling grain already have
heeii worked out and are now being pre
sented to farmers. If adopted, they will
go into effect this summer. Efforts are
being made to unite the two farm groups
concerned on a single system.
The final ratification meeting for the
broader of the plans, which includes the
handling of ail grain, is set for April ti
here. The other organization, which con
cerns itself only with wheat, is already
signing up members. On April 7 the
first working meeting of a national live
stock marketing committee will be held
here. Its object is to develop a national
livestock marketing plan.
Coiucidentally with these two meetings,
fruit growers of the country will hold a
conference in Chicago, at which consid
eration will be given the possibility of na
tional co-operative effort;" The national
plans for marketing of wheat'-' and live
stock are the culmination tit "much local
ami sectional co-operative enterprise al
ready established by farmers.
The prime movers in the plans men
tioned are" the American farm bureau fed
eration and the Wheat Growers' associa
tion of America." Both organizations are
developments of the last few years.
The "wheat strike" of last year first
attracted attention -to the Wheat ! Grow
ers' association, which has its headquar
ters at Wichita. Kans. With the assist
ance of Aaron Sapiro, a California mar
keting expert, it has worked" out a system
and is pushing a contract campaign in the
wheat raising states. In Kansas effort is
being made to sign up ,"j).0oQ,0.K) bush
els, or about 'ha)p the crop, in a ' wheat
The general grain and livestock mar
keting plans are those in which the
American Farm Bureau Federation has
taken the lead.- The federation was per
manently organized only a year ago, on
the foundation of the county farm
reaus, already long established.
The grain marketing plan, which Jias
the federation'- support and is to be
club Monday night' was well patronized,
in Knife- of inclement weather. A Jjood
Hum was cleared from the concert and One Just Published Shows Boundaries f
1--NKW MAP OF EUROPE.
suaar nunoer bv lbe"Y. P. S. C. K. ' The
regular Christian Kndeavor meeting Sun
da y night led by Miss Viola' Feu ton 'was
made attractive by the beautiful selection
sung by the quartet and glee club.
-The Westminster basketball team met
Chaiiestown on the AVestminster town
hall floor Saturday evnugv-Tmyrvas
the third game this season between the
two teams, which seem to be-well 'matched,
as the' score was :$Chto .'9, in , favor of
Westminster. A dance followed the game,
presented to farmers in the various states -i"uiuusi. a uaurc wauCu .. i,...v,
between now and April ti, is the outcome ,wun music lurmsuea vy me a-p-e ur-
of six months work. It was. drawn up by
farmers and other experts under a comj
mittee of 17 with C. 1L Gustafson of Lin
coln, Neb., chairman. As head of a big
co-operative organization of farmers in
Nebraska, Mr. Gustafson had already
made a success in this lield.
The livestock committee appointed by
the American Farm Bureau Federation
to devise a national livestock marketing
plan starts with the same aim as the fed
eration's grain committee, but as it was
created later it is just getting into its
labors at the present time. This is called
the committee of
While the two grain plans differ in de
tail and elasticity, each calls for a national
sales agency. Vhether the livestock com
mittee will similarly advise a national
livestock commission sales company is
one -of the questions before it. Mr. Gus
tafson is also chairman of this committee
and' H. W. Mumford of the Illinois Agri
cultural association is secretary. Dr.
MuinfoTd reports there are 3.000 co-operative
livestock shipping associations and.
half a dozen co-operative livestock com
mission companies in the country.
Co-operative business being transacted
at the present time by farmers runs into
the hundreds of millions of dollars, ac
cording to ligures collected here. The
capital farmers have invested in co-operative
grain elevators totals other millions.
The national organizing movement has
also touched the hundreds of farmer
owned co-operative elevators, and they
recently got together here in a national
Co-operative purchasing of supplies by
farmers organizations, prominent among
them the elevators, has made rapid prog
ress in several states, farmers owning
oal mines and buying output of entire
Legislation to facilitate co-opwative
enterprise has been advanced in a number
of legislatures this winter.
While busy about her bouse Mrs. Paul
Harlow was recently called to the door to
find three rough looking men, "who asked
for water. She gave them this and they
then demanded food, making the demand
stronger by oaths and insulting language.
Mrs. Harlow closed and locked the door.
The men left the house and stopped
George Wood, whom they met. They
took tobacco from him and ran towards
the woods. All three men appeared to be
intoxicated. They have not been seen
about here again.
Old and NewNatious.
WASHINGTON." MarcR" 18. The new
map of Europe nhowing-tlw- boundaries of
new and old nations established by the
peace conference at Paris ami by subse
quent decisions of the supreme council
ha just been published by The National
Geographic society together with an index
of the names of the cities and towns.
It shows the plebiscite areas.' such as
Silesia, 5 Eastern - - Galicia, 1 Schleswig;
Smyrna and -Rhodes. The French man
date -area iin Syria is outlined and also
the international territory called the Zone
of . Sti'aits Dardanelles and llofphorus jl
niw goveriirid by the Inter-Allied Commis
sion on Control. ' ' ' ' '
' Otbr - frontiers show the Saar basin,
the "Dodecanese Islands ' now under
Greek domination, the Polish corridor to
the Baltic Sea and the new nations born
as the result of the . war, Esthonia, Latvia.
Lithuania Iolaud,v Czechoslovakia "and
Jugoslavia. ' - .
The Geographic society has announced
that it soon will issue the new map of
MAKER OF FLOUR
Join? Kraft Before Retirement March 1
Set Record of 138.0OO.00Q
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. March IN.
nik'nig as the champion Hour maker of
ti.e world, John Kraft, who retired March
1. after continuous service for 46 years.
i."'iiis tin unique record of making enough
H un- to feed the entire insulation of the
I'uited States and its possessions for a
period of one year. Because of impaired
vision Mr. Kraft, who is ti!) years old. ter
minated his connection with a local flour
company after establishing a record
which milling engineers believe will stand
f- r many years.
Engineers at the plant estimate that
d.iring his 4G years of active service. Mr.
Kraft made 133,000.000 barrels of flour.
According to the veteran miller, an aver
age normal person consumes about one
barrel of flour a year or its equivalent.
Mr. Kraft's output therefore could feed
the population of entire United States and
its possesions which is approximate! v
.115.000.000 and at the end of one vear
have a large surplus.
Expressed by milling engineers, the stu
pendous amount of flour milled under
Kraft's eyes would, if placed in barrels
end to end. extend around the world three
times; would cover every square foot of
the site of Minneapolis with flour six
inches deep, and if loaded for shipment,
would require 400,000 cars or 15,300 aver
Mr. Kraft has been a head miller for 38
years and during this time has had three
mills under his supervision.
Born in Schlotzau. Germany, Jan. 12.
1S52, he came to this countrv when J0
years of age. It was not until he had
resided here three years that he obtained
employment in the mills.
Beginning at the bottom as a sweeper,
he gradually worked his way up through
the various stages of smutter, machine
tender and grinder. He was made a head
miller in 1SS3. Five years later he was
in charge of three mills. In VMS, how
ever, with advancing years, he relin
quished his authority ove'r two of them.
During his long period of the flour mill
ing profession. Mr. Kraft has seen it revo
lutionized. While a worker in the mills,
he witnessed the replacing of rolls for the
old millstones, new purifying methods, and
the installation of dust collectors. Also
the former head miller has watched the
mighty growth of the village to which he
came in 1S72 to a large city known
throughout the world for its flour mill-
ic iias Deen estimated that one Ice-
'"" 'iaii could be made to vield
00,000 horsepower and another 50,000.
Rev. W. R. Davenport will preach at
the Community church Sunday.
Mrs. Ella Guild of Ilartland is visiting
her niece. Mrs. L. II. Bugbee and her
sister. Mrs. B. K. Wright. Several chil
dren are ill with chicken pox.
Mrs. Edward Glynn came to the home
of her parents Monday alter visiting her
husband at Claremont, N. II., who will be
detained a month or so longer there on the
F. T. Ley job of building a concrete dam.
Many were disappointed Tuesday eve
ning when word came from East Putney
that the play and dance had been post
poned on account of illness. A large dele
gation from here were' planning to go over.
The public schools closed Friday for a
thr.?e weeks' vacation. Miss Follette left
Friday afternoon for Philadelphia where
she will spend lier vacation -Critu a
brother. The other teachers returned to
A large amount of business was trans
acted at the business meeting of the
Ladies' Aid society of the Community
church Tuesday afternoon. A very fair
representative number fromJfce commun
ity was present. Twenty-rive new mem
bers were voted into the society.
The entertainment by the Mount Her-
mon glee club and the supper given in
connection therewith netted $50. This is
a splendid ' beginning towards what the
women propose to do to put the town hall
cuisine department in shape so it will be
convenient to get suppers there and have
an adequate equipment. Not only was
the entertainment a financial success, bnt
those who entertained the" dots also eave
them pleasure. Some are so far from
home they cannot go there during the
vacations and some will remain during the
wnoie course. All who helped in any wav
are duly thanked by tnotie in charge. '
William Tweedell, the Cheshire county
cow-tester, is in town. -i -
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Collin9 are spend
ing the week in Boston.
Charles Comstock has sold his place
here and is moving to Keene.
A son was born March 9 to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Sawyer of Des Moines, la.
Mrs. Charles Itice is visiting at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Lewis.
Mrs. William O'Brien' and little daugh
ter, Virginia, of Worcester, are visiting
Mrs. O'Brien's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. G. Converse.
The Ladies' Missionarv society will
meet Friday afternoon, March L'5, at U.30
uu .ir. r rea iane. iadies are re
quested to come prepared to sew.
Charles Peck has been confined to the
house several days with leakage of the
knee-pan. He is in a little less pain
than at first, but his condition is serious.
The concert by the Mount Hermon glee
Mrs. Grace Perry is visiting her daugh
ters in Maiden, Mass.
Mrs. A. "A. Fuller of Warren has been
spending a week with her mother, Mrs.
ilary Buxton, leaving there March 10 to
visit other relatives.
Miss Elida Frost and Hilary . MeElroy
came home from the Gordon Bible' col
lege at Boston, for the spring vacation.
Hilary returned -Monday.
3Irs. Lillian Smith, who has been
spending the past four months with her
daughter, Mrs. L. M. Sa"horn, went to
Sutton. Quebec, .March 10 to visit an
other daughter. ' !
Mr- and Mrs. Walter G. Harlow were
in Brattleboro Tuesday. Mr. Harlow at
tended the meeting of the Windham
county listers and Mrs. Harlow visited
her daughter, Mrs. John O. Tucker.
Miss Bern ice Holden went to Towns
hend March 10 to attend The Vaga
bonds, the opening entertainment Friday
evening at the new own hall,. She is
spending" this week 'with friends" and
All lovers of dogs and what farm is
comnletelv outfitted, without one are
pleased at the new laws regarding li
censes made bv our "State Fathers" at
Montpelier. Highest praise is none too
good for the heroic deed performed by
man's best friend hi dog.
""The susarinfT season is in full swing
All are honinc that it will nrove pood
season in quantity, as it is rumored that
price of sugar will again soar high. It
is surprising the amount of maple tyrup
used by farmers iu their own families.
Because of the shortage of sugar -the
past four years, the women have canned
their fruit in maple syrup which gives
a delicious flavor.
Mrs. A. H. Reed returned from Troc
Mrs. A. II. Reed went Saturday to
Proctorsville to attend the funeral of Mr.
Reed's sister, Mrs. Johnson.
Mrs. Blanche Woodard and son of
Grafton were-week-end guests at Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Woodard'.
Mrs. F. E. Ober is at Dr. Bowen's in
Saxtons River, where she is undergoing
treatment for nervous troubles.
Among those who attended the phi? and
snnner at the new town-hall iu Town-
shrnri Fridav evening were Frank Wood
ard, Mrs. Blanche Woodard and Raymond
and Robert Beuiis.
There was a good crowd at the poverty
social held in the' vestry Friday evening.
Anion? the sneeial features of the eve
ning's entertainment was an original poem
bv F. L. Smith entitled The Athens Town
Meeting, containing take-offs and jokes
which caused muclr merriment, une pro
ceeds were $13.91 fo be used towards the
purchase of silver knives and forks for
the kitchen equipment of the vestry.
Miss Margaret Bondfield, the new sec
retary of the British Women Worker'
federation, started her career ns a shop
apprentice at the age of fourteen. She
is an eloquent speaker and an organis
ing genius. " '""
It is estimated that an annual pro
duction of 2,500 tons of asbestos can be
obtained in North China after produc
tion is stimulated by fair prices.. '
,Miss Miriam Reed nurse, was called
to Springfield (Vt.) last week. -
Fred 1 1. Reed has sold his house to
Mrs. G. U. Thomas of Brattleboro. -
Myron Stark and family will move from
the Dntton farm on the Jlolbrook estate
to the-house they bought last fall at the
center. 1 - - -
Miss Blanche Newton closed a imceess
ful term of school March 11. James Cur
tin, Clarence Laughton and Clinton
Walker had no absent marks. Thomas
GalTin was absent one day. Evelyn Miller
ana ijom Walker were absent two and
one-half days,' Joseph Galvin two -days.
ovuwt wjji open again .uarcn z-ts
There is nothing in the
world quite so nourish
ing or helpful as
or, thin, anemic girls
of "teen-age. it is
A ALSO MAKERS OF-
U II II II I
(Tablets or Granules) '
Gob BBZsssamm cseanMiHsl
of beadi or throat i usually
benefited by the apora of
Over 17 Million Jar Uttd Ytark
Advertise in The REFORMER
Flowers for Easter
RASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 27. Remember the Lilies and Flowers
you want to send or buy for yourself. I will be ready. I have the goods.
Easter Lilies BEST I ever saw grown in Brattleboro, in my own
liouses. I have a quantity of beautiful Pot Plants, just in prime con
dition for EASTER, with plenty of Bud Pot Plants, consisting of Rose
Bushes. Daffodils,- Hyacinths Tulips, Genistas, Cinnerias, Cyclamen,
tciv 'Cut '"'Flowers Roses; Daffodils Carnations, Narcissus, Violets,
Snapdragon, etc. Not a better collection can be found. Prices are
cheaper than a year-ago. , . . "
WATCH MOKAN & ROIIDE'S WINDOW MARCH 24, 23, 26
AND SEE FOR YOURSELF
C. N. BOND, FLORIST
TELEPHONE 732-R , : .
Thomas T. Brittan
Wilder Bldg., Brattleboro
Which Costs More?
To Have Insurance and
Not Need It
To Need Insurance and
Not Have It
Geo. M Clay
General Insurance Agency
Dank Block " Brattleboro. Vt.
im i iat i nil i I attii ifrlft atf irttailiili ittiMUtfii
Dr. Harrigan's Advice to
Nerve Exhausted People
It's worth your while to read what a
New York specialist lias to say about the
nerve and brain cell builders that the
Brattleboro Drug Co. sells so much of
these days. He writes:
"Let those who are weak, thin, nervous,
anaemic or run-down, take natural un
adulterated substances such as Bitro
Phosphate and you will soon see aonie as
tonishing results in the increase f nerve
energy and strength of body and mind.
Bitro-Phosphate is a pure organic phos
phate such as good physicians prescribe
to create abundant nerve force. Adv.
Delivered at Your Door, Parcel Post Prepaid
Strictly 1st Quality, Sizes 6 to 12
great underprice purchase by the Goodnow Stores en
ables us to make this phenominally low price. Send -tis your
check or a post office money order.
GOODNOW, JEWETT & BISHOP
BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT
One Price Cash Your Money Back if You Want it.
Operators of 13 Stores
GOODNOW, PEARSOM & fflJ1$T
I Brattleboro?s Department Store
Bargains for Men On Saturday
Part of the surplus stocks of finest clothing from Hart Schaffner & Marx and
also wonderful suits from Kuppenheimer and other well known manufacturers are being
disposed of now at Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt's at prices that are of a value not
approached in years.
MEN'S AND YOUlG MEty'S
Hart, Schaffner & Marx
Made to sell at $60.00 and $75.00
This lot includes the most beautiful and with
out question the finest quality fabrics we have
taken into the store in several years. Numer
ous shades of gray in neat pin checks and
handsome ' stripes, plain ' unfinished worsteds
and serges. " i
BIG PURCHASE OF REAL
$50 and $60 Overcoats
From a New York Manufacturer
"to 'sell at' ' ' ' " '
Iere are big Ulster Coats, fine black and gray
Dress Qvercoats Box Coats, Fitted Coats
every wanted color and every wanted style.
It's the biggest overcoat bargain we ever offered
MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S
Made to sell at $60.00 and $75.00
All Reduced Now to
Here's a big variety o fine Suits and any man
can find a good selection in just the style and
color he wants at just about HALF the origi
ALL THE REMAINDER, OF OUR
Men's Fine Suits
Including Many Other Good Makes
Marked Down as Follows:
Mean's Fine $25.00 Suits
Men's Fine $30.00 Suits
Men's Fine $35.00 Suits
Men's Fine $40.00 Suits , $29.50
Here are single and double breasted models,
and conservative styles, all beautifully tailored
and wonderfully good fitting.
Bargains In Our Men's Furnishings For Saturday Only
Men's 20c Cotton Hose in cordovan, gray and
Mack. -'Medium- weight, good wearing Lose.
Sizes 10 to lljj.
Bargain for Saturday 10
Men's $3.50 Negligee Shirts, soft cuffs, no col
lar. A multitude of attractive patterns and
colorings. Sizes 14 to 18 neck,
Bargain for Saturday $2.00
Men's $2.00 Gray Outing Shirts, sort collar
attached. AH seams double-sewed. Cut full
6ize. Breast pocket. Sizes to 17,
Bargain for Saturday 73
Men's $3.00 Iloniet Night' Robes in pink and
''blue patterns. Collar and breast pocket. Cut
full. AH sizes, :
" ' Bargain for Saturday 91. SO
Men's $2.00 Fine Balbriggan I'nion Suits,
short sleeves, ankle length, closed-- crotclu
Sizes to 42, Bargain ' tot 'Saturday $1.00
Men's $1.00, $2.00 and $3.00 Knitted Silk
Four -In-Hand Ties in' plain1 colors and
htriped patterns. "I All colors," ' "
Bargain for Saturday 53
Men's 30c Heavy Weight Cotton Hose in
black or tan. A good wearing hose Of ex
1 ceptional quality. Sizes 10 to 11,
Bargain for Saturday 23
Men's 23c "SlideweU" Brand Soft Collars.
High, low long points and button-down
style. Sizes 13 to 17,
Bargain for Saturday 5 for Sfl.OO
Men's $2.00, $1.75 and $1.50 Overalls and
Jumpers in dark stripes, white, black, cov
ert.' pin check and blue.' Sizes to 50.
" - Bargain for Saturday '91. OO each
Men's $1.50 Merino Shirts and Drawers for
' spring "wear. Very serviceable. Air sizes. '
Bargain for Saturday 05 each
Bargains In Our Boys' Department For Saturday Only
Men's $3.00 Medium Weight Ribbed
Suits, long sleeves, ankle length,
crotch. Gray only. Sizes to 46.
- Bargain for Saturday 92.00
Men's $4.00 Coat Sweaters in navy only. Ex
tra good quality, good wearing sweater. Two
pockets. Sizes to 42, " " ' - v
Bargain for Saturday 92.00
Men's $2.50 Heavy Weight Blue or Brown
Overalls and Jumpers, " best quality. Double
buckle. Sizes to 50,
Bargain for Saturday 91. oO each
Men's $1.50 Jersey Ribbed Shirts and Draw
ers, medium weight, ecru color. Good wear
ing; extra quality. All sizes.
- Bargain for Saturday 9100
Men's $2.00 Fine Cotton Night Robes in pink
and blue patterns. Collar and breast pocket.
Well made, - Siaes to 19 tieck,
5 Bargain ;for Saturday 91.00
Boys' $5.00 "Tom Sawyer? Wash Suits of gabardine, gala
1 tea, linen and chambray. AH colors. Suits that will
wash and wear. Sizes 2 to 10, ,
Bargain for Saturday $2.50
Boys' $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00 Maekinaws in attractive
plaid patterns. Belted models. ' AH sizes, ' 'V'-1
v ' Bargain for Saturday $10.00
Boys' $3.00 Knickerbocker Trousers in dark striped pat
terns and corduroys. Suitable for school wear. Sizes to
17-..;. .; Bargain" for Suturday 91. 50
Boys' $2.00 Negligee Shirts wifh 'soft collar attached and
soft cuffs. Striped patterns in all colors. Sizes 12 V$ to
14 neck ...... ;.U.v. Bargain for Saturday 91.45
Boys' $1.00 Jumpers in covert, black, check and dark
' stripe. " Just the thing for play-wear.' AU sizes; "
' " Bargain for Saturday 23
Boys' 75c Black Cotton Hose, with slight irregularities. Me-
dium weight' ribbed. - Good quality. Sizes 7 to 11.
V '" Bargain for Saturday 22
Boys' 510.00 and $12.00 Knickerbocker Suits in ' serges,
mixtures and corduroys. Belted models. Lined tlu-ough-out.
Sizes 8 to 18, Bargain for Saturday 97.30
Boys' $1.25 and $1.50 "Bell" Brand Blouses with soft
" cuffs and attached soft collar. Tretty striped patterns.
AH sizes Bargain for Saturday 95?
Boys' 25c Soft CoUars in long point and rounded corner
styles. Comfortable, economical and' durable. Sizes 12
' to 14 Bargain for Saturday, 3 for 91. OO
and green and brown mixtures. Chinchillas and worst
eds. Sizes 5 to 18,
Boys' $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00 Overcoats in blues, grays
' ' '"'Bargain for Saturday $10.00
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