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THE BRATTXEBORO DAILY REFORMER; WEDNESDAY, MARCH in, 1922.
n AHA MAY SENS A SLIGHT ERROR Order a ran tod err. HavmRYZON hot icui(f fa cAcer fi Aam folk. x RYZON-rai.ed cakes keep fresh longer. Theapecial proceasof manufac ture ia the reaaon. RYZON, a slow, steady raiser, has greater raising power. Provides home baking in surance no bad luck. You may mix batter today. Set in cool place, bake tomorrow. i - I ' V 1 j I . 0. O , 1! - t il m: . ..-. . r, m x V ' I ty -f - I Hydro-Toron Tires Cost less than cords and are better than cords. t For example: An 8,000-mile ;H 34x4 cord tire selling at ft $39.10 costs $4.89 per 1,000 milec A 4vd T-TtrrrrT'-T--ir I costs $3.04 per 1,000 miles. G. A. DeWitt 8 Chestnut Street Phone 231-Y . a Dunham Brothers Co. I 111 m They'll Give You Good Wear They're sturdily, honestly made, these "Ball -Band" Rubbers, of best quality materials and therefore you can depend on them to give you the longest wear, at least cost per day's wear. The "Ball-Band" Dull Slipper and Dull Sandal are shown here. Come mtand select your Rubber Footwear from our stock of " Ball-Band." 6 HALL We also carry a complete line of "Ball-Band" Light-Weight Dress Rubbers f - to fit all Styles of shoes for men, women and children. (The kind that gives more days' wear) The Family Shoe Store unham Brothers Co. ENTAUVE Allies' Treatment of Claim for Reparation May ' Force Action on U. S. ECONOMIC BODY, NOT POLITICAL Representative On That 'roiiiiui.ssion Would Not Kiitransle Tuited States In European Polities Congress May lie Fercert to (iivc Haiiling Freer Ilainl Dy DAVID LAWHKNCE. (Special . Despatch to The Reformer.) Copyright Vs.' AVASIIINGTOX, March ir. The United States government may find it self compelled by circumstances to be come an official member of the repara tions commission. The fact that, under the present stafe of affairs European governments can get together and dispose of Germany's as set without regard to the rights or claims of the United States is giving concern in official quarters. Up to now, America has been able to drift along with an unofficial observer, K. AV. Hoy den, who has been presenting the views of th United States carefully and dis creetly. Congress alone can give the executive permission to send a. representative to participate officially m the discussions and actions of the reparations commis sion. This correspondent can state pos itively that the American government in presenting its claim for .S241.(MH).(M)0 of the German reparations payments to go toward the expenses of the American army of occupation did not have in mind one way or the other the question of membership on the reparations commis sion. Xo preconceived plan has been adopted which seeks to demonstrate that America had better be a member of the reparation commission. .The gov ernment is really drifting along letting developments speak for themselves. President Wants Representation. On one occasion not long ago Presi dent Harding publicly expressed his re grot that the United States was not offi cially represented on 'he repartions com mission because it might have a voice in the controversy over German dyes. The cjaim for expenses of the American army of occupation is a second develop ment. In the absence of President Hard ing, officials here cannot very well ay whether the executive would agree to ask congress its views on American membership on the reparations commis sion. Certainly a joint resolution would have to be adopted before the executive would Ik' free to act. The reparations commission, of course, has nothing to do with the league of nations. It is a sep arate and distinct institution. It was created by the Versailles treaty and when the . Uniteil States made a sepa rate pence ' with Germany, the identical clauses of the Versailles treaty which relate to reparations, were taken liter ally and made n part of the American Gcrmany treaty. So the United States is entitled to membership in the com mission whenever it wishes to exevciso the right. The senate, however, inter posed a reservation that the consent of congress must be secured before a rep resentative is. sent to any international commission before the treaty. This ac tion has been referred to bv President Harding as tying his hands. Rut it has been accepted as the best that can be chine with congress under the circum stance's. Now. however. developments are coming to the surface which indicate that American, rights cannot as well be safeguarded by unofficial observers as In official representatives. There is at the moment no pronounced feeling in ex ecutive quarters in favor of or against official representation on the reparations commission as there are complications enough between the executive and legis lative tranches of the government over landing four-power treaty aiVl other pacts. Xo one would seek to add to the situation in the senate. Ccngress Reside the (uestion. , Rut while congress is debating politi cal phases of American participation in foreign questions, the reparations com mission is in the main an economic mat ter. If it should develop that American aloofness on eM-ouoiuie ouestions cost the American taxpayers .S2 H ,1 H M ),( H H I that they misht have had. this year instead of in the indefinite future, the item is recognized s having political possibili ties in it. Former President. Wilson asked for permission of the senate to send a representative to the reparations commission to look after American rights but was unsuccessful. Since that time jio direct request has. been made bv the Harding administration though the allies are on record as having on more than one occasion invited America to join in tlie reparations discussions as sho is entitled to do under the terms of the armistice as well as subsequent treaties. Officials here are not inclined to take seriously the press reports that Europe will ignore America's claims for .$241. OOO.fKMr. " Europe will certainly not im agine for one minute that American pub lie opinion will look with favor on closer co-operation with a Europe which begs an American army to stay on the Rhine for moral effect and advantages to it. and then insists that the United Sfates has no. right to expense money specifi cally provided for bv the armistice and the sections of the Versailles treaty ac cepted when America made peace with Germany. To some extent the embarrassment of the allies in having a meeting on the question of German payments and being unable because of America's absence to do anything but generally reserve Amer ican .rights for future discussion is felt here as unavoidable. Antariea is not trying to accuse- the allies of attempt ing "to put something over." but merely hastened to put in the. claim for .$241. i(KUM( because of a possibility that American silence might lo misconstrued ps indifference to what happened to the German fund. Many Economic Quest ions. Many other questions of an economic character will le decided by the repara tions commission, questions of tariffs affecting American industries, and while officials will make no prediction as to YES MB 1NSPECTOQA I WIU TEST THEmJ I ALWAYS TEACH -U CHILDREN, WILL - LOW THE CHILDREN VOU SHUT YOU WHtSTLE , I - ( NOW, CH'.LDREN.WHKT I I ' ' TrvSr c.k. Tlie New Lighter Goods in Crisp Colors ' and Fresh Fabrics : In the washable cotton materials, the rich contrasts of color in the pattern , '- is set off against soft toned shades of unusual attractiveness. ' Many tcrials altogether new effects in these dainty, crisp ma Ilere are some of the prettiest of the' new fabrics at special prices: Striped and Checked Tissues, 32-inch, at. Embroidered Voiles, 3C.-inch, at Silk PLAN BIG DAM ON CONNECTICUT whether congress will be asked for per mission to join the commission, the truth is a ixditical issue inay develop out of it all. if the oppoMtion party can prove that American aloofness cost the United States money. For the moiucnt the gov ernment is biding its lime and watching developments but it would not le sur prising to see a request made of con gress for Hrmission to act more effec tively in the preserv.it ion of American economic rights in Europe. Having demanded already through the instructions given Ambassador Harvey and Ambassador Herriek at the meetings of the supreme council and the council of ambassadors that the Harding policy of aloofness from " political entangle ments can be maintained, even while speaking the American viewjioint on broad questions - of especial interest to the United States, there's a feeling that coi.Kiess wm ne.i oner as mucti ohjee- ,-ate rcj.rtsentcd by hail a dozen 1 ii.m co joining in.; reparations comnus-1 ton men, with a guarantee that tli s.m, mi ay as ,t. miKiir nave just autumn jj.f should be developed within nv it i in mi ii' att its II L SI bU I- niittvd to tlx si i into. 45 and 59 ......... 75f?- Fine Ginghams, 32-inch, at 29c ' Lineen Suiting, plain colors, 32-inch LJ."c Colored Swiss Organdies, with permanent finish, 45-inch, S. WINFIELD MEADE ' 109 MAIN STREET . 'Phone 694 STATISTICS ON AUTO STEALING the h)tmlnd and tried here in Roston (apitalists Reviving Fifteen Miles Project To Regin Work I This Spring. i ST. -lOHXSIiURY. March 15." With' tho advent, of-Miring, big things are in prcspcct along the ( 'onnect i-ut river and once again the dream of a rnnver de- i vclonnient of stiiNndus' pnqrtions along the Filti-en Mile halls, which ha-. b-eii contemplated for the past 10 years l-y north country 'oplc, seems to be uppronchin rrali.at ion. JJack. in danuary 1!11 a syndicate of financiers secured control of the charter for Mich a development, which had been held-fot a number of -eav by a s n.li- ittlo- 1 TO oe ciovcioiifii Witliin a pericel oi live years ironi that date. I ue syndi cate organized what vis then known as the I'otiiiecticut l!iver .Tran-uiision Co.. and the company secured all of the necessary tlowa-je lights ahmg b. th the Vermont and New Hampshire- sides of the river at an expense of many, thou sands of dollais. In January licit; it was thought that operations would bein and oiiie-ials were on the ground lookiti-r over the project, but for sime reason or other the matter fell t!at and Chase and Ilarrinmn. the jtinaneieis who originally backed the: Fif . teen Miles Falls development, surren dered, the charter. The lJoston capital i ists botitiht the e liarter for j.c Ml. I'owcr riuhts md it i this or-aniat ion that is plan- iiiti: active work. During the ia-t few Most of Them Taken at 10 O'clock Carelessness of Owners Responsible for Many Losses. VllK'At ;)... HI.. March lo. Two thirds of the automobiles stolen here are taken between 7..'It and midnight, and by far the greatest number at 10 o'clock . i meaires ami , Latfr th, ;ril It -fa ledon ia otlie-r placets of amusement, ac-conlius: to ic. :. r n in- i--iuiiiiLiri- "ii iii'Mon- rar cneiis ci t, nic-ago crime t admission. I hrec iwcurv-tnree inrsons were Vi....i .,f t,- i.-.v., connection with motor carijni, t.i. i- i..L.,. .'... c l' i'ar' thefts between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1.". 1-rJI. ,.,, r f ,AU h Um a;r,.;,t f(ir wuii-r tiusi-rviumns en inei commitieo ! l ,......, ;.. ci..,t.. .i...,i. .111 T,,, If l 'll IH 111 I 111 ,'l III II I". .11 " etrenrir to i rc-cMl oians work will Ix-in lii-i as smi,i it:-, nc.l l out ot lin den i of in follow i ... r . i.. iar uie greaier numne-r ot stoii automobiles were :tak"ji not beiaase the intrinsic value, but' to lie used various forms of law-breaking. The large - eroentage of thefts see-ni t; be committed by men or boys under the age of '." years. "The enndess and indifl'eri-nt motorist is responsible for the loss of manv cars," aj s the committee. "Mnnv Imn. dreds cf passenger cars are left standing at the curb, in alleys, in yards and other ( uuguarcicu places tli:-ouglio'it t. liM-ago every night. Many are not protected by any locking device or lights. M.iny valuable cars are left standing along boulevards and other sti-c-ets with en gine's running while their owners are elsewhere1." For these reasons the committee ex pects good results from action of insur ance companies re-ducing rates in motor car thefts and rccpiiring the owner to act-opt 2.") per cent of the hsS on stolen cars. groniHt t 'fs sprnw. , dust Vow extensive the work will' In--at this time is not known. The project as nri'riually contemplated involved an exticndit 'ire of between live and six mil-, Hon dollars. , .BRITISH STIRRED BY CHILD SALES I long Ixon iovern- ' -Jihl.xjxiwi imiiiiinnmanLin.il. WOMEN TO SIT IN 3IETIL CONFERENCE Many Changes I'roposecl for Methodist Kpiscopal Cliui-cli Soutli at May Gathering. JlOT.SVniXl.JS. Ark.. March 15. U,, nien will sit as members for the tirst time at the general conference of the Methodi-t 1- ;piscooal church south which will begin its sessions here .May with 2hl ministerial delegates ami 17!) lav delegates in attendance. Matters of legislation which mav come before the general conference include limiting - the term of bishops to four years; aboli-hing the olhce of presiding elder, or providing for their appoinnient by their respective annual conference and not by the presiding bishops; revi sion of the creed to make it read "(hutch of (iod.'' instead of "Holy Catholic Church:'" changing the denom inational name, and authorization for a 'inancial campaign to secure not- less than slo.OOO.tHH) to provide for worn out preachers and other conference claimants. The Denarius. The word penny occurs a number of times in our English version of the New Testament, especially In the four Gospels; for instance, Matthew 20:2, "And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a clay, be sent thetn Into his vineyard." The coin to which the name penny Is given, was the denarius, a Roman silver coin in circulation In the time of Our Lord and the Apostles. It ua$ the principal silver coin then In use throughout the Roman Empire. From the parahle of the laborers In - the vineyard It would seem that a denarius was then the ordinary pay for a day's labor.. . Arkansas River Frozen Over. The weather bureau at Little Rock. Ark., advises that the Arkansas river at that point has several times been frozen to a depth that would allow teams to cross on the- ice between Little Rock and North Little Rook, the municipality just across the river. From January 11 to January 27, 3918, the river was frozen, the ice on January 21 being five mid one-half Inches thick. From February 7 to February 17, .1S03, the river was frozen over nt Little Rock and teams crosfed on the ice. Estimated .lO.OOO Children at Are Held' In Ilondage ment Indifferent. LONDON. March l.-,. The sale of boys and girls at Ilong Kong has been denounced as "an abominable scandal in a Dritish possession" at a meeting of the Anti-Slavery . Altorigines Protection so ciety here. " St. Loe Strne-hey. editor of the specta tor, wrote that if the facts were as rep resented the vilest form of slavery in existence when young jeople were delib erately sold and subject cl to the cruel lust and greed of tli-ir purchasers. A resolution was passed ch-clarins that continuance of the system amounted to! the connivanc-e of slavery under the Dritish tlag. . It was estimated at the meeting that those held in bondage under this system numbered. ."it'.(M)0. Viscountess Gladstone, who presided, declared that' tin system ought to In abolished. She said he did not. think that any Dritish man or woman could have believed it possible that anywhere' under the' Dritish Hag children four years of age and upward ciuld have been openly sold and handed over as chattels) to their purchasers lo become drudges or victims of prostitution. She said, however, that the matter was not .- simple as it looked Im-chusi; "the adoption' system was not a wrong thing in itself. Charles Roberts, formerly under sec retary for India and president .of the Anti-Slavery society, .-,ud it was an es tablished fact that Chinese girls and br.ys were sold and bouftht in Hong Kong at from $Ui to $'." per year of nsre and it was a significant fact that higher juices were obtainable when girls were sold for purposes of prostitution. Yet they could not get the colonial oilice to admit that, the system was one of slavery. It was enough for him that it .constituted traffic in human beings which ought to be nut down bv law. Just as sure as two and two eepial lour a good cook ami 1 taker's Certified Fla voring Extracts will produce perfect (les sen s. Advertisement. BTx'7 Ik - t MJMEA D,' t--r.-l rem rff - v.- ; ; -a Antiseptic, Pleasinj, Soothin'j The penetrating odor of cam phor blended with those of other healing oils make Minard's Liniment extremely pleasant to inhale. 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