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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, FRIDAY, MAY 26. 1922.
WAS AFRAID T EAT, DREADING AFTER EFFECTS Mrs. Baptiste Felt Like She Would Smother and Her Nerves Were All to Pieces Tanlac Ends Trouble "I don't know what I would have done had it not been for Tanlac." said Mrs. Catherine Baptiste, 74 Sterling St., Bos ton. Mass. "Just before I got Tanlac my stom ach was so badly upset that everything I ate soured and gave me such a stuffed up feeling I thought I would suffocate. I actually ate my meals under dread and fear of the after effects. I couldn't sleep well, either, and got so nervous I could hardly do my work. "Finally I tried Tanlac and almost at once there was a great change in my condition. The stomach trouble soon disappeared, my nerves are steady, I sleep well, and do my work with ease. I am always praising Tanlac." Tanlac is sold by all good druggists. Advertisement. v-' raw rA w lTA is? Site Skatttoto iHtformtr Published Every Evening Except Sunday at The American Building Annex, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. 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If not, it is time you had others. Remember that eyes change, glasses do not. So if you? do not read or see witl. entire satisfaction and comfort have us examine your eyes to determine what kind of glasses your eyes now need. Don't put it off. Delay means danger. OPTOMETRISTS) BRATTLEBORO, VT. Let Us Show This One Before You B Any The Refomer is on sale every evening by the following news dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C W. Cleaveland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyville), .brooks House Pharmacy. Allen s Depot News stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 297 South Main St. (.tort Dummer district;. West Brattleboro, J. L. Stockwell. East Dummerston, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C II. Grout. Jamaica, R. J. Daggett South Londonderry, F.'R. Tyler. South Vernon, E. B. Buffum. Hinsdale, N. H., W. II. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C. A. Hays. FRIDAY, MAY 20. 1922. It Cannot Be Beaten in Price or Performance Horton D. Walker BROOKS HOUSE G.E. Sherman Manager You Don't Want Gray Hair And You Cannot Have Gray or Streaked Hair If You Use 1907 Hair Tonic W. II. BOND, 51 Main Street Passenger and Baggage Transfer LOUIS L ALLEN' THE WET FIGHT. It is- becoming plain that there is a good deal of fight left in the wets. Elec tions in many places this fall will hang on the question of whether it is advis able to modify the Volstead act. Behind all the noise made by the pa trons of bootleggers, behind all the talk that "more drinking is going on than ever before," stand the cold, hard facts of the benefits the country as a whole has already experienced because of pro hibition. Granted that in some would be smart circles a great deal of drinking is still going1 on, and a great deal of il licit trade, it is still true that outside of these noisy circles less drinking is being done than ever before, and that little is decreasing as private stocks fade away, and as knowledge of poisoned booze spreads among the people. The health of the country was better last year than ever before. The period of depression caused less pauperism and misery because more people had savings than ever before. Crime, though preva lent enough, is less so than in drinking countries. It is too soon to know whether the Volstead act is a wholly wise provision or not. An experiment on such an enor mous scale as the prohibition experiment cannot be worked out in less than five or ten years. Enforcement, one might say, is just beginning. Public opinion, uncertain at first, is just beginning to rally actively to the support of the law. If, after the test has been fairly made, it seems wise to make the further trial of modifying the Volstead act, that will be another matter. For the present, it would seem better to stand pat on the act .as it is, and to assist enforcement of it as it stands, until the public has a chance to see what it is like when it is enforced as it was intended to be. I : . . , , r : ... . . , , Protected by George Matthew Adams that it is not so long since fourteen-1 i. t .. - . i. . i i . . . i i uour uuys in many oi me uarucsi iraues were common. Radio enthusiasts will be interested by the announcement of a new receiving device without aerials. The apparatus is said to solve the receiving problem by means of several yards of wire tacked on the back of the cabinet. If the thing is as simple as that the idea will soon be adopted generally by manufacturers and amateurs, and wires strung in the back yard, on roofs and other, places will disappear and with them all danger of conflicting with other wires. Unable to speak a word of English when he came to America from Poland a year ago, a young Polish youth of 22 has won the bronze medal offered by the National Society of Colonial Daughters of Washington for the best patriotic es say in English submitted to it. Would any young American like to try and evolve a prize essay in Polish, after a year's study of the language? THE SHORTER STEEL. DAY. The forty-one leaders of the steel in dustry who conferred with President Harding agreed that the 12-hour day is undesirable and should be abolished as soon as possible. They have appointed a committee of five to make a scientific and careful investigation! of the mat ter, arid to report to the industry. The five or six-hour day dreamed of by many theorists is undoubtedly too short for the present state of the world in most industries, and particularly for the steel industry. But; the twelve-hour day is just as unquestionably too long. Twelve hours" of toil needs to be fol lowed by a long period of sleep, if the body strength is to be maintained for anything like a reasonable number of years. But with twelve hours' work and ten hours' sleep, and some time to eat, where conies in the recreation, the chance for advancement, for life itself, to which every human being is entitled if the race is to advance? An eight-hour day not only allows four hours for these things, but really more, because it does not produce the fatigue which unfits the mind for any movement or progress after it is over. It is probably too much to hope that an eight-hour day will follow at once the twelve-hour period in the steel works, but if the day moves down to 10 at first, that will be a great gain. And the ten-hour men will find it easier to move down to nine, and at last to eight, than the twelve-hour men have found it to start the shortening of their present working day,' Nor need it be forgotten The huge sum of $03,000,000 a month is spent for amusement throughout the United States according to reports of the treasury department. As it is $1C, 000,000 less per month than the country was spending last year for its pleasures, the public must require less entertain ing or has less money to spend on it. The Meddler The headline, "Around the world in 90 days" does not mean a Jules Verne story, but a flight upon which three in trepid aviators have started out. They expect to accomplish their purpose with in that time. May the machine they are in live up to their expectations. Gilbert Stuart, the famous portrait painter, must have used most of his spare moments painting George Wash ington. Another by him is reported to hava been found in some dusty and for gotten corner. There's nothing like the combination of a warm day and a lawn mower to take one's mind off the coal strike. Just to test your observation, what is "diarthrisistis?" Boston Globe. It is evidently serious enough so the dictionary has avoided it. Old-Time Parlors. (Rutland News.) Do you remember the old-time parlors of a generation ago? They were great show-places, with their frail gilded chair, settee uphol stered in horse-hair, family album, stero scope china parlor lamp hand painted in gorgeous ' colors, and the footstool made of six tin canal covered with car pet. Over k the corner was the "what not," it? shelves littered with sea shells, souvenirs from the Philadelphia Centen nial and the jug covered with an amaz ing collection of . junk imbedded in putty. ! ' - Awe-stricken children used to peck into, the parlor when mother was out in her new a 'paca "leaving cards on" the banker's wife and other social lights. For one was allowed in the parlor only on state occasions funerals, when the minister . called, when " company came" pr when sister entertained the young sport who drove up in a side-bar buggy. Shades were drawn in the day time or shutters closed to keep the sun from fading the Brussels carpet. Next to the parlor was the sitting room, center of home life, where Little Willie read "Eollo in Paris"- mother darned socks and later read "Godey's Lady's Book," and father - read the headache news from Washington,, close iid to the smoking oil lamp, squinting his eyes as he peered through "specs." We laugh at that atmosphere now. But it produced some 'mighty sub stantial folks." "If the coat fit you, put it on," Now that Brattleboro is emerging from its annual dose of road oil a nasty but necessary treatment the question of determining where it shall be used is a pertinent one to discuss. In the case of . the village there is an ordinance that provides that the prop erty owners on veaeh street shall peti tion for the sort of dust-layer they want, the commissioner! apportioning two thirds of the cost to the abutters. Un der this ordinance more streets than ever before were oiled this year, but the arrangement, nevertheless, is un satisfactory in several respetts. For one thing, it leaves the matter too much to individual preference. Before an other season comes around. The Meddler believes, the village should change this ordinance so that the commissioners would have authority to pool their available oil funds with those of the town and use the whole to the best ad vantaee. If it is necessary to vote a slightly larger village tax to'do this, let it be voted in lieu of the individual as sessments that are now made. The im portant, thing is to get the. most oil at the least expense. Through an arrangement to which the state highway department, the town and individual abutters are parties, Putney road is to receive some sort of dust treatment, The Meddler understands, the present plan being to use calcium chlor ide. Whether this form of dust-layer is as efficacious or as economical as oil is a question on which experts disagree, but it certainly ought to be better than noth ing and its use on Putney road ought to make possible a definite comparison as to the relative merits of the two. V There is a good deal f sense in the contention of the Windham County Fish and Game club that the trout streams of this part of the state cannot be prop erly stocked without the establishment of a rearing plant hereabouts. Train service is now such as to make it im possible to transport fry or fingerlings safely unless they are given constant at tention, and that, adds greatly to the cost of distribution. If the state fish and game department were to establish a rearing station on the land it owns in South Vernon it could rear large quantities of fry to the fingerling stage and get them to the streams in this region at comparatively small expense. i ormer Commissioner Leavens was greatly interested in the Vernon rearing station project and firmly believed in its necessity 'Now: that . Commissioner Sheldon has been advised of the attitude of the county club as expressed in a res olution passed at its annual meeting it is probable that he also will consider the matter favorably. There is no doubt that if the sport of trout fishing is to be preserved greater efforts must be made each .year to re plenish the stock of fish. Last year's combination of an unusually early open ing and a prolonged drouth in the late summer proved disastrous to the trout supply hereabouts, and unusual efforts will be necessary to offset this condi tion. Indeed, there are not a few fish ermen . who believe the trout season should extend no longer than three months, on the ground that fairly good fishing from April 1 to July 1 would be preferable to little or no fishing for a longer period. THE MODERN MERCHANT. And He Did! WKJvT K'un QP )( v,fY7KlS IS OKS OF A SUIT'S TMAXji ti;w fc&THlMfc 'SUITS MWJE OUT CP Plotting vi&ttl im .G01NGTOT&Y i ci i AT st 'AN'b'HE DSBfF n." ' V JSW ) GO5H.ITSUCKE0 (V ( UP AIL THE ) He Is Buyer for as Well as Seller to th Public. Not your seller but your buyer that's the story of the biggest service rendered you by the modern retail merchant. This is a, discovery, much belated, but prob ably because it is so obvious a fact. Each store is your buyer before it can properly be your chosen seller. It must do the public's picking and choosing long before the public so much as begins to think it will care to choose anything. And if it pick wrongly and if it fail to judge just what the public is going to select when the public gets good and ready, the store will have no public to sell to and will just naturally lie down and die of the fatal disease of wrong judgment. In the interest of the' public, the mer chant has developed into a valued teacher of the manufacturer; He has come to be the right hand of the manu facturer of merchandise in that he fre quently aids the manufacturer's opera tions trom tne very beginning. The manufacturer producing as he does for national distribution, is tempted to plan for strietlv mass production. But the retailer, studiously careful of local demands, suggests to him modifications without which it would be difficult to dispose of merchandise in the retailer's particular locality. The retailer, being nearest to the con sumer, is usually best informed as " to the local public's preference. The re tail merchant represents the public's in terests and tastes. Season after season there is a succession of suggestions going forward to manufacturers from the stores serving the public, all practical, all arising primarily from local observa tions of what the merchant's public wants. ', Nowadays, co-operation between re tailors and manufacturers in the interest of the public is simply routine. The in creasing realization of the retail mer chant of the larger repsonsibilities that attach to the function of being buyer" for the public instead of merely being seller to the public, means that the re tailer is destined to give to the Ameri can people a service which meets more and more perfectly what the public wants. ' An Advantage of Size. "I envy that fat man," remarked Mr. Meekton. "Why?" "His wife can't make him wash the oishes. lie b too nig to stana in a kitchenette." Washington Star. ws. J3 In I p 3 M MYSTERIOUS RUSSIA In Russia men are starving, and starving are their wives; there are no roasts for carving when dinner time arrives. The kids in vain are calling for liverwurst and pie; the vultures see them falling, and tear them when they die. These facts I gain by reading a book just from the press ; I see poor Russia bleeding, and weep in my distre.-. But here's a volume printed a few brief days ago ; and in this book it's hinted that Russia has no woe. The people, fat and hearty, have cake and pie and bread, and laugh at any smarty who says they are not fed. The yarn that Russia suffers, is reckless and unkind ; it's spread abroad by duffers who have an ax to grind. They have it in for Trotski, and Lenin's name they hate, and they are writing rotski at quite a vicious gait, I read one book and mutter, in sympathetic tones, "Poor creatures in the gutter ! I'll send them fifty bones !" And then I read another, and say, "I'll keep my mon; the Russian man and brother is having lots of fun." Ala3 for human vision ! Two people look at things ; one says they are elysian, and one the hammer swings. Copyright by George Matthew Adami Today's Events Greetings to Her Majesty Queen Mary of Groat Britain and Ireland, who cele brates her 55th birthday today. Col. 'Washington A. Roebling, who su perintended the construction of the great Brooklyn bridge, is 85 years old today. The annual Bach Festival at Lehigh university, one of the most notable of the annual music festivals in America, opens today. Centenary of the birth of Edmond de Goncourt, the famous French writer who prophesied that Americans would con quer the world. Rt. Rev. Denis J. O'Connell, bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Rich mond, Va., today celebrates his 45th an niversary in the priesthood. The annual spring convention of the American Cotton Manufacturers' asso ciation begins in Washington, D. C, to day and will continue over tomorrow. In the Day's News. Fifty-five years ago today, in old Ken sington palace, London, was born a baby girl, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Teck, who was destined to become the present Queen of England. Princess May, as she was popularly called, grew to womanhood with little thought or prospect of ever occupying the throne. Before being called upon to fill such an important role the young princess had figured in three events of public interest. These were, first, her engagement to the Duke of Clarence, elder brother to the present king: next, her engagement to the latter, following the decease of his brother, and then the memorable marriage of the two, one of the greatest social events of. the closing years of the 19th century. To these might also be added the tour around the world in the royal yacht Ophir, made by the royal pair in 1001, in the course of which the Duke and Duchess of Corn wall and York, as their title then was, landed in Canada and journeyed across the entire Dominion in a sumptuous special train. Today's Anniversaries. 17SG Congress srgnified its willingness to receive the Connecticut lands in the West. 1814 Joseph Ignace Guillotine, the French physician for whom the machine known as the guillotine was named, died in Paris. Born in 173S. 1S47 The Earl of Clarendon was ap pointed lord lieutenant of Ire ' land. 1SC4 President Lincoln signed the measure creating Montana terri tory out of part of Idaho. 1S70 The Fenian raid into Canada from the United States was re pelled by the militia. 1874 The first time-lock ever purchased and put to practical use was fitted to the vaults of a bank at Mor ristown. 111. IS7C Gainsborough's famous painting, the Duchess of Devonshire, was stolen from Agnew's gallery in Iondon. 1S97- Bradford's Pilgrim Journal was presented to the state of Massa chusetts. 1907 Mrs. William McKinley, widow of the president, died at Canton, O. Born there in 1847. One Year Ago Today. French chamber of deputies voted con fidence in Premier Briand. Budget bill passed by the United States senate. Today's Birthdays. Col. Washington, A. Roebling, famous engineer and bridge builder, born at Sax onburg, Pa., 85 years ago today. Robert W. Chambers, author of nu merous popular novels, born in Brook lyn, N. Y., 57 years ago today. Her Majesty Queen Mary of Great Britain and Ireland, born in Kensing ton Palace, London, 55 years ago today. Mrs. Florence Corliss Preston, Wash ington state superintendent of public in struction, born in Minnesota 49 years ago today." BALTIMORE WOMAN'S MESSAGE TO MOTHERS At S20 W. Ilayward Ave., lives Mrs. iienry jonnson, wno a iew weegs ago wrote what may be termed a good mes sage to all mothers. She said : "I have used Dr. Trne's Elixir for more than ten years and know it is good." She used Dr. True's Elixir, the, Tme Family Laative and Worm Kxpeller, to rid her children of worms. There is hardly a child but what needs Dr. Trues Elixir, for they all usually have worms when growing up. Mrs. Johnson appreciates what Dr. True's Elixir accomplishes. Your children will be in better health through its use. . Symptoms to watch : Constipation, offensive breath, slow fever, biliousness, pains in stomach, red points on tongue, swollen upper lip, starting during sleep. 40c 00c $1.20 Advertisement. Me and Puds Simkins was setting on Mary Watkinses frunt steps tawking to her, me trying to seem greater than him and him trying to seem greater than me. and Mary Watkin sed, I made a cake yestidday. I bet it was swell, I sed, and Puds sed, I bet it was wonderfill, and Mary Watkins looked modest, saying, O I dont know, it wasent enything speshil. Sounding as if she reely thawt it was grate, and I sed, I bet I c6uld of ate half of it all by. myeif. t I bet I could of ate the hole thing and asked for more, sed Puds. Me thinking. Dare that guy, and Mary Watkins sed, Thercs some left, in case you wunt a piece, but now mind, I dident say it was good. Sure, G, gosh, 1 should say so, you bet I do, O boy, G, sed me and Puds each trying to seem the most anxious, and Mary Watkins went in and came out agen with 2 big hunks of cake, be ing sutch big hunks that if we got them that big at home we would of thawt they was big, and. I took a bite of mine and it was the fearsest cake I ever taisted, and I looked at Puds and he looked asl if he was thinking the same thing and trying to look the opposite, Mary Watkins sed. Well, youre both certeny eating it slow, dont you like it? Sure certeny, gosh, sure, sed me and Puds. And we started to eat it fast as enything as if we dident care vvat hap pened, wich the more I ate the werse it taisted. and by the time I got it all down I had one of the fearsest feelings erround my stummick I ever had, in clooding the time I got sick at Skinny Martins party, and I looked at Puds and he looked at m as if he never felt werse, and I sed, G, that was grate cake all rite, hay. look at Puds, I bet he's got a stummick ake. Aw. I have not, sed Puds lookin? as if he had. and Mary Watkins sed. Puds Simkins, I think youre terrible, Ive got a good mind to send you rite home. I was jest going enyways, sed Puds. Wich he quick did, me keeping on set ting there acting grate but feeling painfill. STRAWS '.rouqi every process irima&irtgr from ffo selection oftie ftriesi braids to the finishing and rimming, runs the spirit qfour business Only the finest fiats are fit to Sear our name. FRANK A. 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