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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER: THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1922.
ht gratfefortf gnomes Published in Brattleboro every Friday, Published Every Evening Except Sunday at The- American Building Annex. Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Address All Communications to The Reformer. His Favorite Book By MORRIS piingEcnijm WMp 15 ITS TOASTED It's toasted. This one extra process gives a delightful quality that can not be duplicated YOUNG'S HOTEL Court Street and Court Sq. BOSTON, MASS. Admirably situated in the center of the financial and commercial district. PRE-WAR RATES Rooms without bath $1.75 per day and up Rooms with bath $3.00 per day and up Whether on business or pleas ure Young's will make your stay pleasant your , business more profitable. World-Wide Reputation For New England Cooking J. R. Whipple, Corporation also operating Hotel Touraine and Parker House Enjoy Your Paper Ton cannot if your eyesight bothers yon. Call and have your eyes examined by ns. No cost for consultation. 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It is only by this method that the publisher can secure the de sired service. , The Reformer is on sale every evening Ly 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. Pqllica, 297 South Main St. (Fort Dummer district). West Brattleboro, J. L. StockwelL East Dummerston, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. Williams. Kewfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C. II. Grout. Jamaica, R. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler. South Vernon. E. B. Buffum. Hinsdale, If. H., W. II. Lyman. Greenfield, Miss., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C A. Hays. THURSDAY'. AUGUST 17, 1022. NOT A FAD. Verinonters who are interested in the problems of local government must have been impressed by the recent news item which announced that the municipal manager form of government would be continued in Springfield because it had proved its worth. This statement was evoked by the resignation of John B. Wright, who has managed the affairs of Springfield since that municipal corpora tion gained the distinction of being the first in the state to place its business in the hands of an expert. Mr. Wright went to Springfield from Keene, N. II. He is a civil engineer who before coming to Vermont had gained experience in municipal administration. His resigna tion is to take effect any time before January, 1023; and the selectmen and village trustees have offered the position to II. M. Wilcomb, the present town and village treasurer. The road of the municipal manager in Springfield was not an easy one to travel. Soon offer Mr. Wright's ar rival opposition developed which, at times, took a serious aspect. Many looked upon this new form of govern ment as a fad transplanted from the outside world which would not long en dure in conservative Vermont. As time went on, however, and it was demon strated that a real saving was effected the opposition began to fade away. To day the system seems to be a fixture in I Springfield. It is interesting to note that the balance sheet for the year 1021 showed a cash balance of S13.R00.Sn; and that the town's debt has been de creased $30,2."0.14 during Mr. Wright's regime. Trior to the adoption of the new , form of government the debt of the town had steadily increased. This is a real achievement and shows what can be done when the same principles which govern the business corporation are ap plied to the municipal corporation. The experience of Springfield merely confirms the evidence from other places. Barely has there been an attempt to abolish the municipal manager system, once it has been adopted. It is reason able to believe that any city or town in Vermont having a population of 5,000 or more would find it advantageous to adopt this busin.ess-like way of conduct ing its municipal affairs. It is not im possible that it would be feasible for the community of 3,000 or 4,000 people, but to argue for this form of government in a smaller place would be like arguing for a large scale production machine in a one-man shop. Common sense must lead us to the conclusion that there are barely a dozen places in Vermont where the municipal manager, form of govern ment would be fairly sure of success, with an open question about a score or so of others. It is not a difficult matter for any wn or village to adopt the municipal manager form of government under the authority of the General Laws of Ver mont. A city isnot recognized in the oniMinif i't o f ii In a n4 M'mli Via rKti(.fw1 tr, I : . . i anp'" tr.- legislature to cnange its form of government if its charter con tains no provision for a city manager. St., Albans is operating under the city manager plan of government by virtue of its charter. The town or the incorpo rated village, however, may adopt the system by voting so to do in an annual or special meeting provided that an arti cle to that effect has been inserted in the warning. The selectmen are re quired by law to insert such an article when petitioned by a number of voters equal to four per cent of the total vote cast in the town for governor at the last election. Revocation of the plan may be accomplished in substantially the same manner. The town or village hav ing adopted the municipal manager form of government, it becomes the duty of the selectmen or trustees to appoint a manager who may be or may not be a resident of the town. It is expected that he will be familiar with municipal administration; and he is appointed without reference to his political belief. He is responsible to the men who ap point him and they may remove him for cause by a majority vote. Unless other wise voted by the town or village his salary is determined by the selectmen or trustees. Before entering upon his task he is required to be sworn to the faith ful performance of his duties and must execute a bond in favor of the town. He has general supervision of municipal af fairs, and is the 'administrative head of all departments. Police officers and members of the fire department are ap pointed and removed by him; and he determines their ...salaries. He becomes the purchasing agent of the town, per forms all the duties hitherto performed by the road commissioner, assumes the duties of the overseer of the poor, and is entrusted with the care of all public property. New buildings are constructed under his oversight. Furthermore, he perforins all the duties before conferred by law upon the selectmen except that he may not prepare tax bills, draw or ders, lay out highways, establish parks, make assessments, award damages, act as a member of the board of civil autbor- ity, nor make appointments to fill va- cancies which the selectmen are now au thorized by law to fill. The care of park? and playgrounds, the sprinkling and lighting of streets and highways, and the maintenance of the sewerage system also devolve on him. Finally, he controls the issue of licenses and has authority to examine, all departments. This is the character of the work which the municipal manager is called upon to do. It is not an easy matter to find the individual who is qualified to perform such exacting and varied erviees, but he can usually be located by careful search and attracted by a salary which is commensurate with the responsibility of the position. Needless to say, a man not qualified would be worse than none. Before deciding to adopt this, form of government the elec torate of a municipality should study the budget, come to some conclusion as to how much money can be saved by plac ing the affairs of the community in the hands of an expert, and then, if the evidence warrants, courageously take the step. Springfield has demonstrated to Vermont that the municipal manager form of government is not a fad. A Manchester," N. II., man has been catching bas3 of generous size . with a hook baited with an ordinary cucumber pickle and believes it to be the bait bf i baits for bass. Another New Hampshire man explains the lure of the pickle, which he claims the bass does not strike for because it is fond of pickles, but be cause of its color as it twirls through tne water on a "spooner", it resembles a small frog, therefore the fish is fooled and hooked. However, if pickles do the trick it will be an easy matter for the bass fisherman to fill his bait-box. The birth of two babies on the train stranded in the Arizona desert might furnish Zane Grey, the popular fiction I author, with material for weaving into the plot of one of his best selling, sage brush novels. The people who "bought till it hurt" during the war bond campaigns are now finding that it doesn't hurt at all. llut land Herald. Provided the wounds were not soothed soon after by converting their purchases into cash. "Don't eat when in a unhappy frame of mind," says a medical authority. Must we fast, then, until we know where our winter's supply of coal is coming from? So interested in the public? welfare is a Maine wood dealer, that he has raised his price from $14 to $1(1 a cord to prevent hoarding. Attorney General Daugherty thinks he discerns the finger prints of the I. W. W. in the activities of the railroad strik ers. Perhaps Henry Ford couid get the miners into the coal mines by Christmas. August seems to be doing her bit to ward making it an average summer. Coal and Favoritism. (St. Albans Messenger.) In the clang of the day one often hears it said that "them that has. gets." This b far from being pure English but it has its expressive force, nevertheless. It might be used as a text in the situa tion created, by the coal strike. Who is going to get the coal, those who have the money, place and station, or is there go ing to be a fair divide all around? - The state fuel administration must take thi;; matter up. No doubt many ! newspapers in Vermont have already re-J ceived complaints of favoritism on the part of the dealers. The Messenger has. J If these complaints are based on fact, a condition of affairs is revealed that ought not to be tolerated. We should all be pu in the same box in a situation like the present and kept there. Equal treatment should be the slogan and the state fuel administration should use its efforts to make certain that no one is receiving coal at the expense of another.' Nothing will make for more bitterness than the belief that there are a chosen few who for one reason or an other can get coal while at the same time it is being denied to others. The sate fuel administration should lose no time in issuing strict instructions on this mater of distribution and should follow it up to see that the regulations j re obeyed. If the matter is allowed to drift much of the evil will have been done before action is taken. And He Did! ( SOME GOV HELD YOU UP, I M J 'EH? WELL, YOU WATCH i & ( ME GO OUT AND FIND i ! TrH KIM -T 1 Tln mMW , mm -Hurn : UWMrft DID- r " L eLcVATe YOUR LUMCH fgM '1 - v If ova if Protected by George Matthew Adams Today's Events The third Pan-American congress on infant welfare will meet today at liio de Janeiro. The primary campaign in Wyoming, involving nominations for United States senator, enters upon its last lap today. Tariff charges for public country ele vators will be considered by rhe board of grain commissioners at a meeting in Winnipeg today. Burlington, N. C, is to be the scene of a pageant and celebration today" in 'commemoration of the battle of 'Alamance in 1771, when the Regulators made the first armed stand against British oppres sion. Commercial representatives from many parts of the world, as well as leaders in finance, education, industries, science and arts, are to assemble at Hamburg today for a ten-day international economic con gress devoted to a study of the recon struction of Europe. In the Day's News. "Eat and drink in moderation and take plenty of exercise." This is the rVcipe for long life given by Sir Harry Poland, England's oldest barrister, who has just entered upon bis ninety-fifth year. For more than seventy years Sir Harry has been . actively identified itl the legal profession. For forty years he prac ticed at the (!d Bailey, the historic old police court of London, ami durii-g this period he prosecuted more murderers than any other man living. In spite of his years he is still hale and hearty and continues active in his profession r.nd in public affairs. Sir Harry has known eight lord chief justices of England, and his memory takes him back to the reign of King William IV. the predecessor of the late Queen Victoria on the British throne. He attended the funeral of the Duke of, Wellington and has known vir tually all of England's reat ineu rnd women of the past century. Today's Anniversaries. 1 7S.j Jonathan Trumbull Connecticut statesman and trusted adviser of General Washington, died at Leb anon, Conn. Born there, Oct. 12, 1710. 170Gr-The Dutch fleet tinder Admiral Lucas surrendered to the British at the Cape 'of Good Hope. 1SG3 Congress of German sovereigns met at Frankfort to reconstruct the Germanic confederation. 1SS0 John C. Brown, Confederate com mander and governor of Tennessee, died at Bed Boiling Spring, Tena. Born Jan. 6. 1S27. 1015 Leo M. Frank, convicted of the murder or Mary Pbagan in At lanta, lynched by a mob near Mari etta, Gn. 1017 John W. Kern, U. ' R senator from Indiana and Democratic nominee for vice president, died at Asheville, N. C. Born in How ard county. Ind., Dec. 20, 1810. 1018 Jacob II. Gallinger of New Hamp shire, oldest member of the United States senate, died at Franklin, N. II. Born at Cornwall, Ont., March 28. 1837. 1019 Former Empor William bought the Doom estate near Utrecht, r ; . One Year Ago Today. Industrial agreement concluded " by Germans and Poles in Silesia. Secretary of agriculture .was given power of control over mean packers. Today's Birthdays. lit. Rev Samuel A. Stritch, Ontholic bishop of Toledo, O., born at Nashville, Tenn., yearn ago today. : -v - Sir Edga Bowring, high commissioner for Newfoundland in .London, born in St. John's, Nfld., 64 years ago today. Julia Marlowe (Mrs. E. II. Sothern), one of the leading actresses of the Ameri can stage, born in England, 52 years ago today. John W. .Rawlingsj . infielder " of the New York National league baseball team, born at Bloom field, Iowa, 30 years ago today. . "William A. Tertrica, pitcher of the St. Louis National league - baseball team, born at Santa Barbara, Clif., 23 years ago today. ' . ". ' ONE VIRTUE. , : v One little virtue I possess I'm prompt in all my dealing ; and oh, it "fills me with distress, -and ;makes me kick thk reUfcg, wbeij some one who has made a date forgets or fails to meet i ; and then I sing my hymn of hate; if I've a hat I eat it. "This fellow doesn't come on time, a measly trick of his'n, I cry, "he's guilty of a f;rlme7s and' should bt" held in prison. I'll tell him what I think, gee whiz, assure as I'iri a Yankee-;" the worst of any virtue is it makes its owner cranky. I' have no patience with the men .who turn their eyes to heaven and swear they'll come at half past ten, and don't show up till 'leven. From virtues they are not exempt; each has his shining merit, and looks upon me with contempt because I do not share it. Though Johnson seldom keeps a date, he's famous as a giver, and to the poor he sends a freight of spuds and beans and liver. Though Perkins leaves me in the lurch, nor heeds the words I'm breathin, he does a lot to help the church, and coughs up for the heathen. They doubtless think that I'm a fraud, my virtue notwithstanding, for I'm cemented to my wad, no helpful coins outhanding. ' Copyright by George Matthew Adam . Me and Leroy ShoOeter wras setting on my frunt steps and Puds Simkins came up saying, Hay fellows, did you see the bid sine un on the new drusr store? y No, wat sine, wats it say? me and Lerov sed. and I'uds sed. G. diuent you see it. cosh, it savs a ice creem soda will be gave free with every purchase made j an Sattidav, and this is fcattiday. Wich it was, and I sed. Well, I got a cent but heck you cant get enythinc in a drug store with a cent. Thats jest wat I cot. too. Puds sed. and Lerov sed, Thats all I got, either. Me saying. Well how about goinc er round and all buying a one cent stamp thats a purchase aint it? And we all went erround to the new drug store and the sine was still there) and we wawked in, me saying. 1 wunt a one cent stamp, and Puds saving. So do I, pnd IjeroV sayin?, I to too. And we nh Tut.nur cent down and the man tore off 3 stamps and gave us each one saving, Ihis xs a big ueei lm putting throo. this is going to make me rich. Proberly beinsr sourestic, and us 3 fellows went to the soda watter part of the store and sat down. on 3 stools and the man came over sayinsr, Wat elts can I do for vou? We wunt the ice creem soda, please. I sed. and the man sed, Wats that, have vou kid got the nerve to ixpect a free ice creem soda with a one cent stamp? ' vYell. its a purehase aint it? Puds sed. and Leroy sed. The sine dnt sav wbatj kind of a purchase, does it? and Puds and Leror sed wat kind thev each wunted. bfinrr the neerppt, thev came to petting it on account of the men kpin" on Kvin no and savin it loiid- sr-d nmd'Ier every time us fallows told him ft nnr rnt stsmrt was-a purchs the 'at th'mT d'rt bint to stand in th floor trvin n ixchai'"" the ptamns lsf' for our prts. ard th lat th'nf tVe man 'l;d biii" to throw a wet wth atj nt! ma riss us on account, or us nwin'T and runjiTu. Knfertn'iung th Passengers. (Northfield News.) We talk about tourist trade in Ver mont. After they eome we are certainly a hospitable pwple. But when passen gers coming from the south are stoned on the train and have to have medical as sistance enroute. as was the case last week in Greenfield. 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