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Gold Medal Flour
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.
A Few More Eggs
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.
the authorized expert's idea
of perfect preservation.
Easv to use.
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It Main Street 'Phone 210
Over -Sea Shoe
Shop Men
Shine and Repair
Your Shoes
Which Costs More?
To Have Insurance and
Not Need It
To Need Insurance and
Not Have It
Geo M. Clay
General Insurance Agency
Bank Block Brattleboro, Vt.
I Passenger and Baggage
i Transfer
Tel. 536-W
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Sit grattltliow rformt
FmblUhed Every Evening
Except Sunday at
Tb American Building Annex,
Main Street,
Brmttleboro, Vermont.
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The Reformer.
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une ween
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eecond class matter.
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For Business Office and Editorial Rooms,
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an inch for first insertion, 30 cents an inch
for each subsequent insertion. Limited space
on first page at double rates.
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first insertion with 50 per cent discount tor
each subsequent insertion without change ot
copy. Minimum charge 20 cents, Jasb. with
Reading Notices Twenty cents per line first
insertion with 50 per cent discount for each
subsequent insertion without change of copT?
Reading notices are published at foot of local
V i. the- im of the management to secure
efficient service in the delivery of the .paper
each night, and it solicits tne co-operauon ui
subscribers to tbat end. Prompt reports should
be given of each failure to receive the paper
on the morning following the omisison. in
person, by telephone or postal card, thus en
abling the cause of the error to be promptly
t,a iiirst.l. discovered and the nrooer rem
edy immediately applied. It is only by this
method that tne puDlisner can secure me -
sired service.
Member of The Associated Press.
mi. 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.
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.
' 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
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
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
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
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!
. : -TT.1
Today's Events
Birmingham, Ala., celebrates its semi
centennial today.
The American Bed Cross is 40 years
old today, having been organized May 21,
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
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
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
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.
With Now a Comment and Then
Only a Caption
The spring poets have been searching
for words that rhyme with rain. Hilton
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
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-
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
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
Weather. Thawts of vacation more
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
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
who want style,
quality and service.
Straw Hats
Co., Inc.
Members of B esse-Foster'
Grow Tire Company
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
75 Canal St.
Tel. 657-M
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