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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, MONDAY, JULY- 21, 1922.
s. SOFT COAL MEN MEET. (Continued from Page 1.) through efforts to obtain a m re general observance on the part of small operators of 1 1 if voluntary-price agreements already in firce ami by co-operation on the p:irt of th railroads to prevent competitive bidiling scnilinjj coal prices skyward. While Mr. Hoover's sthenic was de clared to be based on the co-operation of the parties at interest in ooritinuinjr the distribution of coal, the authority of the intet state commerce commission to act in emergency in behalf of interstate com merce was held to be the government's "trump" card. To this end apxintnient of representatives of the commission to local committees wan considered as en abling the operation of the program should co-operative effort in any district fall short. Primarily, Mr. Hoover has indicated, insurance of eo.il supplies to the rail roads is the object of the distribution scheme, with industries producing neces sities, public utilities and similar consum ers to be taken care of as their needs become imperative, while at the same time tiie fuel rcHiim-nicnts of the New England states and the (Jrcat Eako re gions are to be met. L.noii p,o.m;d ;it:s it. Chairman Hooper Says It Will Not At tempt to Settle Strike. CHICAGO. July 2t. No further ac tion toward ending the railroad shop men's strike is contemplated by the I'hiteil States railroad labor board at this time. Den XV. Hooper, chairman ot the labor board, announced last niiht on his return from a conference with President Harding at Washington. Asked whether any new plans looking toward a settlement of the strike had been made, he dictated the following formal statement: "Mv trir to Washington was mainly for the purpose f furnishing the Presi dent with tli" fullest information pos sible in regard to the strike situation. "As misdit be "supposed, the President seek:, to know this situation from every nnle, from the viewpoint of the car- MARK hOWN SALK OF 1922 Spring and Sum mer Suits SO Suitings marked flown $.".00 to $15.00 from regular prices. It will pay you t call and see me as I ran save you money on all orders. Thirty-six years' business experi ence in selling Fine Custom-Made Clothes in Brattleboro means the I5EST there is in tailoring for yon. WALTER H. HAIGH 31) Washington Street If You Have Single House for Sale Notify me. I have cus tomers for well located modern houses and can sell your property if you will list it with me. Several good double houses for sale. Tele phone 743-W evenings for appointment. W. J. BIGELOW Brattleboro Homes The Milk Plant Milk o- Cream Ik POINTING OUT THE PURE FOOD PATH The folks who know and enjoy Milk Plant foods will point out the way to you. They will K tell you of the goodness of our food products. Believe 'em, folks, be- lieve 'em. IT HE MILK PLANT) Your Milkman Waller S. Pratt Insurance Covering Every Need Rooms 3 and 4, American Bhl. Vacations will he more enjoyable if you know the amount of insur ance on your household goods in suflicient. This ofiire will he glad to assist you in ruminating all worry re gardins your insurance needs. Phone 739 riers. the employes, the labor board and the public. "Tlier" in nothing else that can be f nid just now -other than to answer the mixtion asked me by saying that no further action by the labor board i.J contemplated at this time." mrn snuKEnnEAKEKS homes. West Springfield Clan.; I'scs Green Paint t! Print legends. SPRINGFIELD. Mass.. July 24. A distm banoe involving strikebreakers liv ens: in West Springfield occurred Satur day night, when three homes on Iiridce vtreet were visited' and daubed with sreen pnint during' the night. Various legends were inscribed on the sides of the houses, anion;; them being "Here lives a scab." -Others were of a similar nature. The houses visited wore thos'e of George . llollister of. CSS P.riil; street and William Viedeman of 4X7 H rid go .street uul dohn (Vr.ii-kv of 7S. P.ridge street. Ml three iv employed bv the l'.oston iv . ,1 ,tr! t . , " At .inany. uie lasi mim-'u vas uie mun wh"so htms'n wis entered ,by a gang nhout two weeks ago and tlie furniture smashed up. No other damage v:is' done to the 'noses." aeeordimr to the liolice. and no istui'bauce was raided at the tini" that h p!,cps ivrro visited. ( luef-of-Pol ice Mars'iall A. V.elmer said hist -ght that ' thfi'frht tl is wirk was done by a "aiiT of yountr rowdies nil sail nothing to imply that h thought it was done by strikers or strike sympathizers. .s fir :is can be learned, there is no vide?ieo whatever to indicate that the vcrk w-s d;:ie by strikers or with their knowledge. The police say that they 'ave a good idea of who tee offenders ire and that they are working on the ease and expect to make arrests. , State Police at O-rnficJd. GREENFIELD.-"; Mass.. July 21. A onad of 10 members of the stete con--bibnlary has bern ordered to the rail 'o;d v:rls of the TVson & Maine rail ed .it E.st DeoffieM. Thus far in the fourth week of the strike there has been to tronVle. The striking shonmen are doinc considerable picketing, but in a o:cefnl and orderlv manner. Several depntv sheriffs have been on latv at the railroad yards since the ifrike began, mainly for the purpose of nrotecting the men employed in the place f the striking shopmen. particularly ivhen these men cross the nub'ic right if wav which runs through the com pany's property, going from their work -o their living ouarters. A section 20 Vet wide is marked off on this road for he nassace of the men. and on each side f this marked space the" strikers line ip and watch the men wh.o are working. Independent Negotiations. CHICAGO. July 24 (Associated Pi-ess)". With government officials main raining silence in regard to the railway -trike, interest tola- turned to separate neace efforts of railways and strikers. 'Uncials of the T.altimore & Ohio rail road had a meeting at Baltimore with representatives of the striking shopmen ind despite the failure last week of simi 'ar. efforts made at St. Paul by north western roads it was confidently pre dicted that the Baltimore conference vould attain favorable results. Should he meet result in an adjustment it was xpeeted other roads would follow the a me course. P.. M. Jewell, head of the shopmen's inion. has acknowledged receiving offers f settlement from a number of roads. Few disturbances were reported over Sunday. Will Not Call Out Station Agents. ' CHICAGO. July 24. The 10.000 lnionized railroad station accents will not He called out on strike, W. J. Noone. president of the organization, announced today after a conference with W. L. Me Menimen. lalwir member of the railroad labor board. "I will instruct my men to remain at work and order that committees confer with the road managements over all points at issue," he said. Coal Pumpmen Quit. PiELLAIRE, O.. July 21. Pumpmen and fanmen on duty in idle coal mines in ,'l.is locality today were reported leaving (heir posts as a protest against the pres ence of state troops. There are approxi mately 1 7" mines in this territory. One pumpman and one fanman were left on duty at each mine to guard against fire and flood. Checking Up. A Negro went into a dr-tore and fsked to u-e the telephone. The follow ing o::e-sided conversation was over heard: IM!o. is this yon. Mrs. Smith? 1 s"o vouah ad in the Sunday pa pah two weeks a-'o. you all satisfied wid.de man yon "ot ? I see! Is you con torn -plat in' a ear"r.i soon? You is not? Al' rirht. tahnk you, ma'am." Desiring to be friendly the clerk said: 'To bad some one had the job." "That's all right." replied the colored one. "You see, l's de man what cot de iob two weeks ao an' T was just check ing up." Pantlind Tribune. Competent To Advise. "Well." cried Mrs. Ilenpeck, "our son is engaged to be married. We will write to the dear lad and congratulate him." Mr. H. a creed : h dare not do otherwise. "My darling boy," read the son the next day "what glorious news ! father and I rejoice in your happiness. IP has long been our greatest wish that you should marry. A good woman is heaven's pre cious gift, to man. She brings out all the best in him. and helps him to sup press all that is evil." Then there was a postscript in a different hamhvriteing : "Your mother has gone for a stamp. Keep single, you young noooie. .rgonaur. Ain't It So. "Ah," exclaimed a man on Main street, "see a pin .and pick it up. and all the day you'll have good luck." and as he bent over to pick it up, his hat fell into the mud. his glasses dropped from his nose and smashed on the sidewalk, he burst three suspender buttons and tore the button hole out of - the neckband of his shirt. Philadelphia Star. The Way It Sounded. The static was such that the radio transmitted nothing but a babble of voieps and a jumble of sounds. "What's that?" asked Henrietta, who snt near the horn. 'T don't know." replied Rob ert, "but I think some women's club is jiv-t letting gram. out.'" Voungstown Tele- Not Hopeless. '"It doesn't look as if any of the lit'rv fellers was going to write un our Main Street and make this place famous." remarked the village barber. "We'll jret on the map all ri'.'ht." rentied the gos sip'nir cobbler. ""One of the loys saw a yhost down at the old mill last night." - New York Sun. The custom of wearing black as a sign of mourning originated with Anne, the wife of Charles VIII. of France, who. nt the, death of her husband, sur rounded her coat-of-arms with black, and 'vr-re black in token of her widowhood. This wa" in direct opposition to the usual cutom. which was to weir white ns a symbol of mourning. The royal fashion was adopted, and has ver f-ince remained. TRAP CATCHES SPEEDSTERS. (Continued from Tage 1.) of Springfield, Mass., speeding ; Mary C. Taylor, of Rochester, N. Y., speeding ; Charles W. Houghton of Walpole, X. II., speeding; Ernest V. P.arre of Rrattle lxiro, who was driving L. E. Holden's car, speeding; Mr. Baxter of Brattle boro, who was; driving a Stromberg farm car, speeding; Henry Suprenault of Ver non, speeding ; Florence Sears of Ver non, driving a team without lights; Fred MeDonough of Putney, no driving li cense: L. P. Fuller of Putney, speeding: Guy C. ("lark of Greenfield, Mass., speed ing; iison M. "Winchester of Xewfane. speeding; Hugh W. Batchelder of Worcester, Mass.. speeding; Charles L, I'pfon of Greenfield, Mass., speeding; George McKearin of Iloosiok Falls, N. Y., speeding; Dowree Goddard of Springnt-.M. Mass., speeding; II. L. Scott of Springfield, Mass., speeding. Mr. Scott, the man last above men tioned, put up $1." and then retained At torney II. G. Barber as counsel; Mr. Barber returned with Mr. Scott to the place where the officers were hauling in the victims and demanded a return of the $1.1. He made the demand on the ground that under tin? wording of the statute Mr. Scott had committed no in fraction of the law, and he declared that nnless the money was returned he would bring an action in the I'nited States court. The officials said they took the bail as an accommodation to the driver rather than lock him up for the night. They did not wish to stand on technical ities, however, and so returned the bail, with a decision that the nest time Mr. Scott was taken into custody they would deal V ith him in another manner. THE CHARCOAL PIT GONE. Old Methods Are Replaced by Wood Distillation Prorcss. The charcoal pits which dotted the wooded spaces a generation ago. and which could be traced by the thin film of smoke that rose from the smoldering wood within, is almost a thing of the past. ' There are two general methods of manufacturing charcoal the charring of hardwood without making any at tempt to save the escaping gases, cither in earth-covered pits or brick kilns, and, second, as a product of the wood distil lation industry. By this method wood is charred in ovens or retorts and the gases are collected in condensing cham bers. This method is now being gen erally adopted because of the value, es pecially during war, of the chemicals obtained. Wood charcoal, one of the purest forms of carbon, is of importance prin cipally in the manufacture of charcoal iron, a high-grade iron, essential for cer tain types of castings. The production of charcoal for this purpose was for merly a distinct and important industry, but it has gradually been superseded in recent years by the expansion of the wood distillation . industry, of which charcoal is but one of the many prod ucts. O'hcr uses of charcoal are numerous and important. The manufacture of black gun powder tind blasting powder requires about LoOO.OtKt bushels an nually. In making crucible steel it may be used to provide the necessary carbon, and a small amount is used as a dry color in paint manufacture. The poros ;tv of wood charcoal gives it the power of absorbing certain gasses. For this reason it is often employed as a disin fectant, and also has medicinal value. This property and its power to remove coloring matter from solutions make charcoal valuable as a filtering medium, since it removes objectionable organic matter and to some extent softens hard water. Charcoal as a domestic fuel has in large part been superseded by gas, electricity and kerosene. When a hard wood, such as beech or maple, is heated to a high peraturo in an air-tight container. oak, wood, instead of being consumed, decom poses, and gases are given off which if collected and condensed yield pyroligi nous acid, wood alcohol and small amounts of tarry oils and tar, and the charcoal is left as a' residue in the con tainer. The pyroliginous acid when neu tralized with lime yields acetate of lime, from which acetic acid, acetone and other valuable chemicals may be derived. The chemicals obtained as by-products in the distillation of wood are so numerous and valuable that they are now, in the aggregate, worth much more than the charcoal, so that the produc tion of charcoal has become to a great extent subordinated to the production tf chemicals. This was particularly Irue during the war. when the demand for these chemicals was very urgent on account of their use in the manufacture of war materials. In 1S!!, 27.fK0 bushels of charcoal was made by the older method, while the distillation product was ,nlv 1 7.1."i( bushels; in 15U0. o.l.'.O bushels were pro duced in the old way. and 4N,.iO0 bush els by the wood-distillation process. New York Times. PORTABLE SCHOOLS Teach Better Fannin in North Caro lina and Texas. Portable sheep and poultry "schools built on trucks given by local 'people and conducted by extension workers em ployed co-operatively by the United States department of agriculture and the state colleges of agriculture went to the doors of homes and schools and to fairs in North Carolina and Texas last year. An itinerary was mapped out for. "each ahead announcing the date and hour of its arrival at each place. The iKiultry. schools were decorated with appropriate banners and signs, such as "Kill the Scrub Chicken: He Will Eat His Head Off." "Imember the Poultry Show in September." "Pro duce Infertile Eggs," and "Swat 'the Rooster." A volunteer drove the truck. It was accompanied by several car filled with poultry enthusiasts, giving the re semblance of a holiday parade. Eight crops of good birds, the best obtainable, were carried for illustrative purposes; and at each stop the home demonstra tion agent made a short talk on the mer its of standard-bred ioultry. while pam phlets on poultry were freely distributed to those desiring them. For the sheep school a 10-foot live stock body S feet wide was placed on the chassis. This was divided into two coni nartments with feed rack and trough built in with a partition. Eight pure bred sheep, representing the Shropshire Hampshire. Southdown. and Dorset breeds were put into these. In addition sheep shearing, wool tying, cooking, and castrating equipment. wool samples, blankets, models of sheep , barns, and other exhibits of interest to sheep breed ers were carried. . Large, enthusiastic crowds greeted the seliool at each stop, and the interest of school children was especially notice able. This type of school is not only bringing results but is demonstrating the need of more of such work so that infor mation may be carried directly to farm er no m;:irer now inaccessible tne com munity may be, say officials of the de partment. A young woman worker in a York shire mill has just returned to England after a" 12-montl s tour of the world, which she paid for out of her savings. Although her earning were only about ?10 a week, she saved enough money to visit Australia, New Zealand. Ceylon. India, Egypt and several European countries. FOR THE HOME BUILDER Several Don'ts" for the Terson Who Is ( Planning a House. you are one of the fortunate one; urc planning a house of your owr are doubtless beseiged by friend.-. If who you and acquaintances- with suggestions House plans, like pew babies, seem t invite suggestions from many persons who are otherwise careful not to meddh in other" people's affairs. While you are weighing these sugges tions and carrying your own pet the ories into the blue prints that ultimately guide the builder, don't forget to have t place for your iceboxj vwhere it can b tilled without having to go across join kitchen. Also be sure to place, it so that you can have a drain tarry off the wale: from melting ice. warns the Oniah:: Bee. Don't forget in planning your cellai to have a place near a cellar window where your wood for open tires can be dumped. Of course this should be apart from your coal bin. Don't forget to have the cellar or laundry space so made that you can have a drain for an electric washer and convenient electric wiring. You may not have an electric washer now, but you may in time to come. Don't forget to have vpace for brooms upstairs as well as down. lon't forget to have a cold closet in your cellar. Much economy cau be ef fected by buying potatoes and other veg etables in large quantities which can be kept for months if placed in a closed off space in your cellar. If you can arrange it, have a cedar closet in your attic. It is of great as sistance in putting winter garments away in the summer out of the way of moths. Don't forget a downstairs closet in which to deposit coats and umbrellas, lubbers and other similar equipment. Don't forget to arrange for enough floor plugs. Iri the dining room you will need these for toasters, electric coffee percolator," etc. In the living rooms you will need them for table lamps an'd in bedrooms a floor plug should be arranged o that you can have a bedside light at each bed. The cost of additional .floor plugs is slight much less, in fact, than the cost after the house is completed. Today and Tomorrow .T P RINGESSlJi THEATRE CiYilrzecL Hypocrisy DireclecLLy J.SEABI DAMH KifamTebcy Maxtiti. 1 r r- . FEATURING PEARL WHITE A gripping drama of hu man life under sensational conditions. It is a spectacle unsurpassed on the screen. It abounds in novelties and surprises, amazing situations and startling events. It will be talked of long after thou sands of screen dramas are forgotten. It deals with the life of a half savage girl on a South Sea island, with wild animals as her only com panions, and with her intro duction later to civilized society. - v . ; Sec the most wonderful Lions in Captivity in this thrilling and sensational story of the jungle. International News No Advance in Price " Matinee 2.30. Admission: Children 10c, Adults 20c Evening 7 and 8.45. Admission: Children 15c, Adults 28c WEDNESDAY ConwayTearle THE WHY OF GOLF. "ixpert Attempts to Solve the Problem for l's. Golf is largely a game of co-ordination f muscular movements., particularly of rhose of vision and those that produce .he stroke. When any simple or complex movement of co-ordination is acquired very early in life, walking and running, .'or example, it becomes what is1 popu arly called natural; that is, it becomes automatic, involuntary, and its direct ion is assumed by the unconsious. The consious mind often takes charge, but .vhen it persists in doing so for any length of time the results are , affectation, pedantry, or even grotesqueness. The problem" of the golf novice is to acquire a ;troke that is as natural to him. as his iait. An individual with slonchy, fchuf Sling locomotion can be taught to walk jracefully if he has no gross structural defect, particularly if instruction is be gun before h,e becomes fixil in his ways. It is the same with the golfer. He must acquire a stroke of some kind, then in trust it to the unconscious self to operate it. Every time the-conscious takes a hand in its direction it makes a mess of it,-in he golfer's prhaseology. IIen.se the player who is not expert, and concentrates on pivoting, dipping the left shoulder, keep ing the right elbow on a line parallel with the revolving torso, going back slowly, gripping with the right at the top of the swing, and the score of other things that he has been told" he must do to improve his galne, usually finds that the more he attempts to do any or all of them the worse Ids game becomes. lie soon finds that he must learn to swing his club rythmically, and after that add force to it. To accomplish this, after he has been shown how to stand, to hold the club and to swing it, lie must take a club, a bag of balls, and if affluent, a boy to chase them .and withdraw to some secluded part of the links and hit balls, one after the other, countless times with force adapted to the drive, the approach, or the put until the stroke becomes auto matic, until everything that makes for efficiency becomes unconscious. Scrib ners. Nearly every newspajM'r in now ha -s women reporters as women feature writers. London well as r. ' J . i " J-- - n "1 ," , f ft -. h 4 WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN "VIRGIN PARADISE" A village destroyed by a volcano. A beautiful girl mothered by wild animals. The most terrific fight ever staged. Wild life on a South Sea island. A strange burial on a floral raft. An attack by a tribe of sav ages. A fire dance by an island tribe. The most, wonderful lions in captivity. Thrills by Miss Pearl White. Wonderful tropical and ocean scenes. A thrilling automobile crash. A marvelous fire at night. A drama with a comedy twist. . Plenty of outdoor action. . ilr in "LoveVMasquerade " Now The Reciting Doll. Important among new toys is a doll which apparently is nothing more of less tl nn the usual American-made walking doll that, now holds nuch a strongly in trenched position in the regard of Amer ican childhood. I5ut this dool is some thing more in fact it is quite a bit more accomplished than any of its rivals, though they may enunciate '"Papa" and '"Mama" with startling clearness, for this doll recites a complete repertoir of nursery rhymes. Its little insides, in stead of being sawdust of whatever they stuff dolls with nowadays, arc made up of a minature phouograph, on which small cylinder records may be played. f Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt 1 Brattleboro's Department Store j OTircmiiiiiMHmiiNiiiNiniHnMHmMwiM 13 Ail Straws 1 Are Now U' . Featuring all the season's best hats. Natural f light color and tan, made with concealed stitch- tl ing and comfortable, easy-fitting sweats. Fin- ished and trimmed in the best possible way. And I a good assortment from which to choose. I $5 Straws $2.50 J $4 Straws ; ' ' $2 : ,". g - $3 Straws $1.50 J $2 Straws c ' ' $1 ' - J 1 $5 and $6 Panamas $3.95 j I Men's Summer Caps j I Light weight, cool and comfortable. Greens, j I tans and light and dark grays. $1, $1.4-8, $1.98 j lhUMaiaiUi.jaiiiMMiUii, Today and Tomorrow Presents EXTRAORDINARY ATTRACTIONS CHARLES RAY IN HIS GREATEST COMEDY "R. S. It's comedy in the brightest splashes, applied with a " stroke that makes grinners out of groaners. Here's fun laid on in large daubs. Charles Ray just splashes humor around in a picture that the critics call a masterpiece. And That Isn't All Here Is Another Super Comedy From Scrub Boy to King in One Day It seems like a fairy story and perhaps it is ; but there is truth in the fact that youwill enjoy seeing LARRY SEMON IN HIS FUNNIEST OF COMEDIES "A Pair of Kings" The things that occur in two reels will keep the average person laughing for a week. , Today News' Tomorrow Sport Review Matinee 2.30. Children 10c, Adults' 17c, 22c, 28c Evening 7 and 8.50. Children 10c, 17c; Adunlts 28c - '" " ' -1 , -' : v. i ; t ; ' . t.t'rtit . COMING THURSDAY AND FRIDAY REX BEACH'S FA1M0US STORY .-. .. - ... - "The Iron Trail" Also Motion Pictures of Local People See Who They Are A tiny door in dolly'? back permits changing of the records, so that she may recite "By Haby Bunting," "London Bridge," etc.. as the caprice of her young owner may direct. The records are very clear and the enunciation distinct. Al though they were made by a "grown-up" the accent is that of childhood. It is not necessary to .change, the needle in playing the small records, for a special sort that will play indefinitely is pdovi ded. Dry Goods Economist. At several fashionable weddings in London this season the brides nave de fied superstition by choosing . grtcn as' the color scheme of their bridal retinues. Half Price t 1 V. P. 11 ii