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THE 13RATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER." SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1021.
2 A CAR dp v Gold Medal Flour JUST ARRIVED AT OUR STORE Tilde's no time Ilka the pmeat Why noi now f Flour is low. Do not dely m : placing an order with your grocer for a barrel. You Are Missing much enjoyment, needlessly, if your eyes are "out of fix." Let us show you how quickly we can make the woxJJ look brighter to you. We are experts in test ing eyes and fitting glasses. Don't de lay get glasses, as it may mean serious eye trouble. t07b optometrists) BRATTLEBORO, VT. A Few More Eggs PRESERVED May eggs are cheapest and thus most easily acquired. If you have ever preserved eggs yu will know the ease with which this job is ac complished. Eggs preserved will last for nearly a year and will be just as fine for cooking the day you use them as the day they're laid. OUR WATER GLASS is the authorized expert's idea of perfect preservation. Easv to use. Hie i ark ijvjm zo It Main Street 'Phone 210 LET THE Over -Sea Shoe Shop Men Shine and Repair Your Shoes Which Costs More? 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A.nriatrH Press is exclusively en titled to the use foe publication of all news Hcr.9trhr 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 .Via fnllnarinir riw dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co.. C W. Cleaveland. S. L. Purinton (Esteyville), Brooks House Pharmacy. Allen's Depot News stand. Gilbert T. Pollica. 397 South Main St. (Fort Dummer district). West Brattleboro, T. L. Stockwell. East Dummerston, At. E. Brown, Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. We6t Townshend, C H. Grout, South Londcnderry, F. H. Tyler, South Vernon, E. B. Buffum. WnrthfiMil. Mass., Thompson Bros. West Chesterfield, IT. H., Mrs. VT, Streeter. Hinsdale, N. H., W. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield New Co, Greenfield, Mate-, C A. Hays. SATURDAY. MAY 21. 1S21. ORGANIZED PITS EI C TALK. A new organization known as the Commonwealth Ur.ion of Wisconsin has been formed for the avowed purpose- of raising the standard of intelligence throughout the state. This is to be ac complished by means of public discus sions led by able and well informed speak ers and dealing with timely and import ant public questions. The Commonwealth union prepares lists of men and women available for speaking on payment of expenses only. In doing this it is not conducting any sort of propaganda. It does not urge the selection of any particular speaker nor the choice of any particular subject. It asks the public to communicate directly with any speakers it wihes to engage. The union's work is mainly to discover the speakers and enlist their interest in 'the cause, then to make them known to ! the public. In a leaflet sent to clubs i and other groups the Union states the fol lowing among its objects: I "To foster the organization of discus i sion in everv community of the state. : rural, industrial and otherwise, in which ! representative organizations of citizens d not now exist : to urge provision for a hall suitable fr public use in all public , buildings in all communities which lack ; these facilities now, and as fast as new I public buildings are planned." : This sounds like an excellent project. There are many questions of civic and na tional government and welfare which need the sane, intelligent - judgment of the public in their solution. Impartial, informative discussion of these matters would be a real benefit to citizens and public officials alike. Promoters of the ' plan, however, need to be very careful ! that the facts presented are honesty of- ! fered and that no narrow, limited inter j est is served. PIT1CE PUBLICITY. ' iiri pr.ees on manufactured goods are unreasonably high in many lines," re ports Secretary of Commerce Hoover "Wholesale prices show deep cuts, but the consumer is a long way from getting the benefit of corresponding reductions This is merely an official statement of what everybody knows. The department of commerce is considering, as a remedy, the publication of fair price lists as a guide to consumers. This would no doubt be effective, if continued efforts to hohl prices at an artificial and unjustified level should make it necessary. The pub lic may be trusted to regulate prices sat isfactorily, when once it is in possession of the facts. Failure of the "fair price list" plan in some cases heretofore has been due mainly to a lack of accuracy in the lists or a lack of confidence in them on the part of the public. It will be dif ferent if authoritative price bulletins are issued from Washington. The federal trade commission is asking for legislative permission to gather and publish information as to the "owner ship, production, distribution, cost, sales and profits in the more basic industries,' as one means of forcing a fair readjust meut of prices. Such an undertaking on the part of the trade commission could fit in nicely with the sort of publicity pro posed by the department of commerce The public would like to see prompt ac tion along that line. "There is only a minute fraction of the original quantity of carbonic acid left in the atmosphere," says a man of science "The decomposition of a few more in ches of silicates over the globe will ex haust it and life will then be unable to exist." It sounds like a fearsome proph ecy, but as he tells us it will take a few C The End of a Perfect Day . W I I a' W In The hundred thousand years to produce the dreaded result, it cannot be called an im minent danger. Feminine reformers in Budaiest have asked the city authorities to forbid skirts more than 10 inches from the ground. At some points in America that low would be regarded as positively trailing. "Wliat's to be done with the New Eng land railroads?" was discussed at a re cent dinner of the Massachusetts real es tate exchange. It looks as though it had already been done. Queen Mary will allow the fox-trot and the tango to be danced by the younger set. Perhaps she considers them too demoralizing for the middle-aged. Speaking of saving the wild flowers, consider the hot brewer. Every spring he devotes hi best efforts to preserving the dandelions. It is lucky for those who are anxiously awaiting an appointment as postmaster that they are not required to pass the Edison tests. If the prohibition law has teeth in it, as some authorities maintain, those teeth certainly need the attention of a good dentist. Because of their Volsteadian prosper ity the Californians have planted 175,- 000 acres more to grapes this year. Hunning Amuck. (Rutland Herald.) According to the storv from tho Ttnr- lington News, published elsewhere in this issue, it is becoming hisrhlv Hmpcr- ous for peaceful citizens to be on some of the roads of Vermont after dark. This remarkable condition is said tn be due to what Mr. Volstead would prob ably term the commendable vigilance of the enforcement officers, but it seem tn e a trifle uncomfortable and a trifle perilous for the wayfarer. According to Itollin I "errv of Kkspt .1 unction, he was held im bv ar.ne.l men 1 Bsh rS. B m c 4 SI m 31! in tho tnx r ,-.1 i, .. , ' , , , ., , i twin skiers, i tie iaiei is tne appoint ?t I'T'" ..VL ""mT08,',:-..I'f" education in each state. Vermont and ra hP .T ni 1 Ti raVhSF.a!. uiiu vjiic ii'iiKiiiK 111 1 iif? feme. Another man, accompanied by his wife, was tired on, the bullet passing through the woman's hat and shattering the windshield in front of her. Judge- Shaw of the Burlington citv court was also fired on and came to the t' p. Aeeuless to say. none of these 1c11ms was carrying liouor. and in the:i,. oimnU thor- case of the man and woman, thev were i not even traveling in a direction leading' J from Canada but toward the North. nriu These people sav thev could not tell! ... V..' the officers from holup men and endeav- ored to escape accordingly. . I Such reckless and irresponsible shoot-! ing may be carrying out the nrincinles ui me i.tw, uui cieariv not witli tne besti'iaie iur of, judgment. How long will it be before some nervous citizen either shoots an officer in self-defense or is himself shot? It may be said that such night travel ers should halt when so Commanded, but what if this were done only to be at the mercy of highwaymen? Mirely some distinguishing uniform could be adopted or some other method employed that would inform 'the inno cent citizen whether he is being called upon ro "stand and deliver by the offi cers of the law or by the common or garden variety of holdup artist Vermont Syrup Guilty? (St. AlTana Messenger.) In the April issue of a certain maga zine one finds this request for informa tion: "Last fall I purchased a gallon can of ermont nipple syrup of best quality. Practically all of it has since been al lowed to remain in the tin container and in a warm room. It now has a very pronounced alcoholic odor. Will you kindly tell me how it might be restored to its original condition?'- " The answer given is as follows: "I think that vou could disnose of the gallon of maple syrup with its alcoholic content at a price which would enable you to buy several gallons of the fresh article. Vou could nrobablv remove the alcohol by diluting the syrup and boiling it down again to its original consistency, but alcohol is something like the rose: " You may break, you may shatter, the vase as you will The scent of the spirit will hang round thee still.'" There has been some complaint about the maple syrup market by our produc ers this year, but if lettine the com modity etand in a warm place works one of nature's marvels in the way in dicated, owners of sugar bushes can look forward ' to a period of thriving End of a Perfect prosperity once the knowledge of this transformation becomes general and up to the time when the Volsteaders pass a law making it an offense to tap a sugar maple. Olin L. French, Editor. (Barre Times.) The late Olin L. French of Brattleboro, for many years publisher of the Brattle boro Phoenix, was a. first-rate newspaper man of the generation that has passed out. lie was a worthy opponent in a -newspaper debate and was strict in his observance of the ethics of the combat, so that when Arthur Itoiies. once the pub lisher of the Moutpelier Watchman, re ferred to his Brattleboro contemporary as the "Flee-nix" Mr. French felt very much aggrieved and in his next issue deplored such a manner of wewspapcr debate. French and Hopes were both'killful news paper builders in their own peculiar styles and both were ready writers. The latter long since laid down Ids earthly cares after having brought up school after school of newspaper men under careful even though sometimes querulous direc tion; and most of the graduates of his school gained considerable proficiency in the field of newspaper work. Likewise with Mr. French's school of instruction; his course of instruction was strict and thorough, and many can bear testimony today to that fact. A New Concern. (Springfield Reporter.) The Time . lublishinc Co.. Inc.. is to succeed W. C. Belknap i Co.. publishers of the Bellows Falls Times for the lastjreer as an educator she has identified her 25 years. Tlie new concern w-'" consist ' elf in positive ways with civic move of W. C. Belknap, editor and general' ments. and has become an affective tha per manager; his eon, Paul Carpenter Bel-jof public opinion, both in New England knap, who will be graduated from Dart -I and in the nation. Miss Wooliey has mouth college in June and is to be local been a prolific iwriter for the press, and. editor and assistant manager, and Ralph . earlier in her career, was a writer of i.resianu, linotype operator on the Times for ten years, who will continue as operator and also be foreman in charge of the printing and mechanical end of the business. With two Bel knaps on the job, the rest of the state j press will have to lengthen their indi i vidual strides to keep up with the limes. Twin States. (Barre Times.) Besides being locked in each others' close embrace, geographically, Vermont land New Hampshire have other at ti - ! tudes which make them 3 11 'VlKr. ""'M "VI 1- .1 New Hampshire may be said to be mak- Progre. together in such an atti- Little Question for Today. (St. Albans Messenger.) Two Montpelier milk dealers have an nounced a drop in the retail price from 14 to 10 cents a quart. The question is: . if they can do this, and do it at a profit, i..r.'r i.ri..u dealers hold to (Rutland Herald.) The mention of Stod Bates of TWhv and Dr. Bryant of Ludlow, both mem hers of the highway board, as candi lieutenant governor, could hardly be called a move to take the' roads out of politics. And He Did! HELLO BUL.SOGLMJTOSEE WOO, 4feD HE DLDJT wl VOO WIL HIT ME . : -TT.1 Day Today's Events Birmingham, Ala., celebrates its semi centennial today. The American Bed Cross is 40 years old today, having been organized May 21, 1SS1. Mine. Curie, the famous French scien tist and discoverer of radium, is to be the gnest of Vassar college today. Mount Holyoke college alumnae from all parts of America are to gather today for a celebration in honor of Miss Mary E. Woolley's twentieth anniversary as president of the college. The duke of Devonshire, governor general of Canada, is to unveil a memor ial today at Stanley Barracks, Toronto, in memory of the members of the regi ment who fell in tho World war. In The Day's News. Alumnae of Mount Holyoke college have planned a .celebration for today in honor of Miss Mary E. Woolley's twen tieth anniversary as president of the col lege. Miss Wooliey is a native of Con necticut, and the daughter of a clergv man. She was one of the first women to 1 admitted to Brown university, from which institution she has her A. B. de gree; After a career as a teacher at Wheaton college and at Wellesley col lge. lasting from lSNi to lfMK). in the lat ter vear she was chosen president of Mount Holyoke college, During her ea scholarly monographs. t Today's nniveniaries. lS.i.'5 (fliile adopted a constitution mod eled after that of the. United States. 1S."5 The ship canal around Sault Ste. Marie was completed. 1SG0 One hundred and fifty lives lost and a million dollars' worth of property destroyed in a tornado along the Ohio river. 1S74 United States military prison es tablished at Fort Leavenworth by ait of congress. . 1894 Six anarchists executed at Barce lona for complicity in a plot to as sassiuate Captain-General Cam pos. 1S90 The czar and czarina made their official entry into Moscow. 1000 Secretary Hays informed the Boer envoys that the United States could not intervene in the war in South Africa. TO 1 0 U. S. house of representatives voted to submit the woman suf frage amendment to the states. One Year Ago Today. The general strike in France came to an end. House of representatives adopted the Knox peace resolution. Today's Birthdays. Philip L. Hale, Boston artist, son of the late Edward Everett Hale, born in ! Boston, ; years ago today. Gustav Lindenthal.' the engineer who I built the great Hell Gate bridge, born at i.iunii, .-vusiria. ti years ago louay. Augustus O. Stanley, junior United states senator from Kentucky, liorn at Shelby ville, Ky., 54 years ago today. Dr. Edmund J. James, former presi dent of the University of Illinois, born at Jacksonville, 111., (( years ago today. Ellen Wilson McAdoo, the eldest of ex-President Wilson's grandchildren, born in Washington, D. C, 0 years ago today. vm -mm State Spelling Contest. (Randolph Herald) People who are urging the return of the old-time spelling school as a method of attaining proficiency in the art of spelling will give their approval to the state wide contest now "in progress. In dividual schools choose their In'st spell ers; these contest for town champions, who, in turn, meet in a county spell down. The county leaders finally join in an elimination match for the" state championship. A great deal of interest and some keen rivalry are stimulated. The. result should be a gain in spelling ability. The contests are conducted un der the direction of the state depart ment ot education, through the super intendents. and with the hearty and;rtoMar- are being planned bv the fair tii j iii ' . valuable co-operation of the local school authorities. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert George of Pot ton, P. Q., had a very narrow escape re cently from serious ini"ry whi' ridin? in an jntomob"e through the village of North Troy, For some reason! th"3 Jfilh chine left the strefrt at the westerly en2 - n Inboard departed simultaneously with of a bridge where t.,eiv in' ' . . .$( of others' money. He visited all the( precipitous bank at the water's edge. The rooms of the other lodgers and after a car jumped into the tops of the trees, clean-up of their cash, made a successful hanging there with the rear end resting getaway. j on the ground. It was recovered with- out serious injury." "" " 3S3seri&ij4Aai 'tWilwBarkattt8witlwrtfcJ as. CLIPPINGS With Now a Comment and Then Only a Caption The spring poets have been searching for words that rhyme with rain. Hilton Transcript. How about some of these: It gives me a pain to see it rain. Sing the refrain Spring's come again. The lambs raise cain y Out on the plain V And I would fain Walk down the lane. The day doth wane. Main, train, brain, Spain. . Tulip. Ten more for ten cents in stamps. Isn't This cn Unu-suaK Cow, Ezra? Notice: A Jersey cow with horns, giving milk came to my barn Sunday night. J. Clifford, Berlin, Vt. Going Some. Talk about being in the social whirl. Alf Leathers and wife attended the sing ing at McNemar's Sunday, took supper that evening with their daughter, Mrs. Herbert Ileudrick, and attended a social gathering at Joe Ferris s after supper Green Forest Tribune. No Casualties Mr. Tony Smrcka had the misfortune to upset his wagon loaded with hogs onl''11 .veers old so lve had 8 Chrissmases, , his wav to market one day last week. I !ut wt goods that do me? Aurora Advertiser. Ezra : "Do you think a woman should let a man kiss her before she marries himV" Tulip "Yes, if she expects kissed at all." to be Practice Makes Perfect. Ed Washer, who is going to Califor nia pretty soon, has been practicing dressing and undressing in, an empty trunk so as to know what to do in his berth in the sleeper. Fullerville news. Aunt Sarah says that the Smith boy, who has been studying the violin for some time, has got so he plays the Cafeteria Busticana beautifully. This Makes Us Ueel Slightly "Oiulule." Never has society welcomed a more radiant vision than yesterday's debu tante. Standing erect and tall beside her mother, her blonde tresses faintly ondule like an aureole that seemed to reproduce th golden lights of her gown, her arms full of violet orchids, she was exquisite a the fabulous fair-haired daughter of Crissa. Her gown added to this ethereal effect. Society news in Cincinnati En quirer. Clean-1 Week at the Crossctt's. David Crossett is having his interior painted and re-decorated this week. Horizon Center item. This Seems to Be a Reasonable Bequest. Moonshine drinkers are requested to throw their empty bottles off the road, so as not to make trouble for the next party of the same kind. St. Paul Dis patch. - An Understudy for C. Chaplin. Miss Celesta Sollins had the misfor tune of getting her face scalded last Thursday when a pie- which sh was isxiking exploded. The piewas closed too tight and happened to burst while she was uear. Searcy Citizen. -v The Only Way. Dan Foley says he quit going with his girl no he could save money enough to marry her.- Arkansaw Thomas Cat. A -Mere Trifle to Dude. The mule which Dude Bush was driv ing the other day shied and run the buggy off into the side ditch, overturning it. throwing him out, cutting an ugly gash in his forehead, bruising and shak ing him up considerably. But fortun ately he was not hurt. Tryon Times. This Isn't a Bad Idea. Ezra. People,' instead of trying to conceal the family skeleton, should trot it out for a free performance on the fjront piazza occasionally. If your friends could look at it all they wanted to. it would soon cease to interest them. Kansas Nation alist. While the world moves slowly, there is cause for felicitation when one recalls that dried apples are' less popular than in the "good old days." RememberWhe One Above and Behind. The other day we saw a certain man carrying a gallon glass bottle, full of a white liquid, from a buggy to a hiding place in a house. His mind was on the bottle and he did not know of our com ing. Had we been a revenue officer it would have been all 'the same, which shows how people are caught up with when they think no one sees them except the One above. Dahlonega (Ga.) Nug get. , . From Here and There. Mrs. Win. Dawdy has had more or less trouble with her teeth ami colds all winter. Ionia. The singing at Bill Mitchell's Friday night was a howling success with Bill Mitchell as leader. Danville. Died, at Old Cove. last Sunday night. Old Beck, E. A. Little's mule, .".0 years old. Mr. Little tells us that , this old nude made him what he has today. Col- ville. Ed Parrott has just got notice that he will have to move again. Has just got settled. We . would suggest a house on wheels as it would be less work, he has to move so often. Center Harbor items. VERMONT NEWS. Pupils or trie Ingfellow school . in Roland furnished clothing and many other articles for the two little children who barely escaped with their lives when their home was burned the other day. After being closed for almost two years, the well known Green Mountain House in East: Middlebury will open June 1 under the new management of Mr. and Mrs. Merle H. Tisd.ile. The hotel will cater to tourists and summer boarders in particular. Improvements cn the Rutland fair trrnunila which will ciwt Kevprnl I lionsMllil officials. Jhe grandstand may ! en larged, a new stand for judges will be built, and there will iossibly be other changes in the buildings. St. Johnsbury police are looking for a stranger who blew "into that place the, other day and engaging a place for room': department commander of the G. A. R. Wednesday afternoon, is a "native of ('nn- ada. but has lived in Vermont most of his life. He enlisted . in service Juiv 15. and served until July f, 1 ..". when he was discharged. The feature of his service was that he did not lose a day because of injury or sickness. He went from Vermont in Company 1, lltli tfiuieiu ot cavalry, and returned as a nrst lieutenant jn Company II of the same organization? Little Benny's Note Book By LEE PAPE. THE PARK AVE. NEWS. Weather. Thawts of vacation more plentifill. Spoarts. The Invisibles went out to the park to play the Park Wonders last Satidday but the game was ioseHiied on account of neither of the teems having a ball with them because they both tha .vt the other mite have one. Sissiety. Miss Maud Jonson went in M iss Ixreter Mincers parler last Wens day to wait for her wile the took her singing lessin, but pritty soon she could ent stand tho strain eny longer and went out and finished waiting on the frunt steps. POME BY SKINNY MARTIN. Lost Opportunities. I cant remember envthinp- hffnro p mo r- rt . . . . i . i t , , So I opy remember :i. Intristing Packs About Iritristing Pce ple. Reddy Merfy waA erly for skooj twK-e last week, his ixcuse beiii" he thawt it was later than wat it was. . Business Notes. Benny Potts tried to swap Puds Simkins an agate and ?, com mons for a half of a apple last Thersday but by the time Puds decided to make up his mind to swap, the apple was ony a small size core. The University of Chicago has more women than men students. for men and b toys who want style, quality and service. Straw Hats H.P.WeUman Co., Inc. Members of B esse-Foster' System Grow Tire Company ANNOUNCE A FURTHER REDUCTION IN TIRE PRICES Effective May 17, 1921 Ward Special, 30x3 , Clincher now sells for $10.37. Grow Extra . Ply and Over-size, 30x3i, Clincher, $12.07. All Other Sizes," Fabric and Cord, in the same ratio. Cords, 10,000 miles. Fabrics, 8,000 miles. 'Sold by 'GEORGE CROLL 75 Canal St. Tel. 657-M ' A mm IV" Suits 1 S W 3 ml s h j fr i m V M n t A iTTTi nXV' J I