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THE BRATTLEBOItO DAILY REFORMER, FRIDAY, AUGUST IS, 1922.
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It is only by this method that the publisher can secure the de sired service. i ine xetormer is on sale every evening ty I the following news dealers: I Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C W. Lieaveland, a. L furmton (bsteyville). Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 297 South Main St. (Fort Dummer district). West Brattleboro, J. L. StocVwelU East Dummerston, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C H. Grout, $ Jamaica, R. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler. Sooth Vernon. E. B. Buffum. Hinsdale, Jf. H..-W. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C A. Hays. FRIDAY. AUGUST 18. 1022. i roAi. roMPETiTtnv F. S. Peabody, a Chicago engineer, sub mits free competition as the solution for the coal problem. Left to itself, he arg ues, the coal industry will eliminate its unfit and thus cure its own ills. It is a plausible argument, acceptable to the rather large class of modern econ omists whose motto is the old-fashioned doctrine of "laissez faire," now renderejj "let business alone." Mr. Peabody rea sons that the productive power of the mines, if operated at capacity all the time, is about double the quantity of coal needed ; that there are 200,000 su perfluous men employed and thousands of superfluous mines operated; that the loss in capital and wages resulting from this over development is $400,000,000 a year, which imposes on the public an un necessary cost of 80 cents per ton. All this waste can be eliminated, says Mr. Peabody, by simply doing nothing. "Under free competition, with industrial conditions normal, the 10,000 pits of the bituminous coal industry will be forced into a gigantic struggle for existence in which the fittest will survive and those least able to stand the strain will be forced out." It will be a drastic process, and will take about 10 years, he thinks, but the outcome will be worth the sacri fice. In the end, "we shall have only the most efficient mines, able to produce coal at the lowest cost; and while the struggle for existence is on. competition can be ! depended on to maintain a low level of prices. The situation is bound to work directly to the benefit of the coal con sumer." The process advised is one naturally acceptable to Americans, who believe pretty thoroughly in the law of economic struggle and survival. But unfortunately experience has taught them in recent decades that the natural law seldom has free play any more it is too likely to be swept aside by the artificial law of combinatifwi on the part of capital or labor, or both together. Suppose some captain of industry hap pens to gather a majority of the mines into one great combine, with inflated capitalization, insisting on profits accord ingly. Or suppose there is established, under a powerful labor leader, a similar monopoly in the coal industry. Then where will the public be? There have got to be restraining laws in any modern industry. Government cannot let indus try alone. NO MOKE TIN CANS. It may be, as AY". A. Noel of the U. S. Bureau of Chemistry believes, that hereafter instead of "living out of tin cans" we are going to live out of paper cartons. That is to say, instead of buy ing our provisions preserved in liquid form, we shall buy them dried. Remarkable progress in this direction has been made in the last few years. Many a camper has learned to appreciate the usefulness of dried vegetables and fruits of various kinds and the particular blessedness of powdered milk and pow dered eggs. The latest triumph is dehy drated sweet corn, Avhich is being pro duced in commercial quantities by several manufacturers. It should be remarked that nearly all of the foodstuffs preserved by the new dehydration j processes are greatly su perior to the products familiar to farm ers' wives of the last generation. The food, having the superfluous water re- All Is Pacific In the Pacific moved far more qiiicldy and scientifically, usually retains, its original flavor and is not so likely to be tough when cooked. In the case of milk there is a flavor dif ferent from either the fresh or condensed milk, but nearer the former than the latter. The dehydrated corn is said to taste not at all like canned corn but like sweet corn freshly roasted in the ear. The advantages of these new processes, in economy of manufacture and trans portation and in convenience to the con sumer, on the whole are very great. They enable the public, as Mr. Noel suggests, to have fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable cost all the year round: or at least they will when the methods have been perfected and the market estab lished. "W. E. Jones of Waitsfield has de cided not to shy his hat into the political ring in that town where he was mentioned- as a candidate for town repre sentative," says the Montpelier Argus. Mr. Jones gives as his chief reason for not entering the field that the coming weeks, when he could not stop to say "good morning" to his friends and neigh bors or give a stick of candy to a kid or pat a friendly dog on the head without arousing suspicion that he was chasing votes, did not look good to him, and for that reason he decides to remain a priv ate citizen. It is true that voters have been made somewhat suspicious by their experiences in the past when the cor diality of candidates for office disap peared like the froth from stale beer after election was over. A new division, the bureau of home economics, will soon be established un der the department of agriculture at Washington and a woman will be at its head. A department which has as its object the forwarding of intelligent home making in all its branches is more potent for the future good of the nation than some of the more prominent and longer established agencies at Washington. The housewife who feels that she has little part in shaping of the great affairs of the nation because her home-making leaves little time for public life, should look upon the new bureau as indicative of the importance of her service. The New York state ice manufacturers have joined the "Welcome Stranger" committee of New Y'ork city. How do you give a warm welcome when you say it with ice? Anyway, if coal is lacking, it's reas suring to learn from the agricultural de partment that there's going to be corn to burn. Won't somebody please take the Mc Cormicks from the stage and put on something new and interesting. A valuable by-product of motor-camping is a new cry for the abolition of the mosquito. Our New Vermonter. (Holyoke Transcript.) It will be a very good card for Wil mingtoni Vt., the town that was put on the map socially by the Newton family of Holyoke some years back, that Theo dore Roosevelt is going to build a home there and bring his children up to know the glory of the Yermont hills. Wil mington is a most beautiful part of these hills. It may be added that politically speaking Mr. Roosevelt might go to the United States senate any day by making Wilmington his permanent residence and signing up for Yermont. . . . The court in Los Angeles is to fix the date for beginning the third trial of Madalynne Obenchain, who is under in dictment for the alleged murder of J. Belton Kennedy on Aug. 5, 1921. The Meddler "If the coat fits yon, put it on." The Meddler feels like reiterating the hope he expressed last M-eek that the town authorities will see the wisdom of co-operating in.' the proposed Yernon street improvements to the extent of put ting in a concrete highway as far south as the concrete approach to the new freight station is to extend. No one can deny the need of such a road surface. The only question seems to be whether the work shall be done now or next jear. The Meddler is convinced that it would be to the financial advantage of Lhe town, as well as a distinct public improvement, to have the construction done in connec tion with the railroad work. Several upstate papers have suggested the idea of forming a circuit of winter sports carnivals in Yermont, the scheme being dependent, of course, on the organ ization of local clubs in the-various com munities. Brattleboro came to the fore last season iit winter sports through the combined efforts of Community Service and the Outing club, and it could join a state circuit without the slightest fear of competition in the most spectacular of all cold-weather diversions, namely ski- jumping. No matter how many clubs! are formed in Yermont it is a conserva tive wager that none of them will possess a ski-jump as good as the one here on which the eastern amateur record was broken last winter. In reading over the game law summary which appears elsewhere in this issue sportsmen will do well to bear in mind that pheasants are among the game birds that enjoy year-round protection in Yer mont. - The state fish and game depart ment raised several hundred pheasants this season and groups of young birds were liberated in various parts of t!;e state. The fact that a number were re leased in this county is one that local And He Did! I HHHT TO PAINT JOMBTMINQ TIMII.Y! THE TOM. STRIKE 13 M IMTf RESTING 3U8J1CT JUST MOW, THINK I'll PKlNT A. MINING PICTURE'. By MORRIS Protected by George Matthew Adams hunters should not forget when the bird season opens in October. The Franklin county correspondent of a Boston paper is authority for the s" -ment that several of the striking shop men in the Boston & Maine yards at East Deerfield have sought employment in other occupations pending the outcome of their walk-out, some of them displacing men in other occupations by taking jobs at reduced pay. He cites a well authen ticated case of a striker getting a job driving a truck for $10 a week and board, thereby ousting a licensed chauffeur who had been getting $23 a week for the work. This illustrates one of the' inconsisten cies of unionism. Here are men leaving their work in protest against a wage re duction and yet apparently having.no scruples against breaking, the labor market in another trade. It is possible, of course, that these shopmen like many others throughout the east held no pronounced convictions on the issues leading up to the strike and would have continued at work if they could have followed their inelinatiors. If that is the case, their willingness to displace workers in other trades rather than loaf may be understood," alvhough their attiude is none the less inconsistent. Scarcely any effect of the rail strike has been noticeable locally, but in discussion of it there Las been a pronounced lack of sympathy with the strikers even among classes who might be expected to take a favorable view of their side. In fact, since the outrageous action of the operat ing brotherhood members in abandoning passenger trains in the western deserts public sympathy has veered strongly to the side of the railroads. Turners Falls, Millers Falls and Mon tague residents are much disturbed be cause the receiver of the Connecticut Vai ley Street Railway company, has been given authority by the supreme judicial court of Massachusetts to discontinue service over the Millers Falls branch of the company's lines. To secure, this de cree the receiver produced evidence that from July 1 to Aug. 1,, the receipts of this branch were $086.32, while the three items of labor, power and maintenance amounted to $861.12, and this at a sea son when the line ought to be producing its greatest revenue. One of the causes of the discontinuance, it is said, is the recent action of the Montague school board in arranging with a jitney pro prietor to transport about 50 pupils of that village to the Millers Falls high school. Time for Fuel Action. (St. Albans Messenger.) While, so far as The Messenger knows, the Vermont fuel administration has no price fixing powers, in fact is equipped with nothing more than moral force, it would do no harm if it were to give its immediate attention to some of the details arising out of the shortage of coal for industrial and heating purposes. There is little indication that Vermont is going to have anything like a normal j supply of hard coal this winter. It is probable that the situation will be even more serious than it was in war times. We probably have been fooling ourselves in hoping that conditions would right themselves and coal would be available. The upshot is likely to be that the main dependence will have to be placed on wood. Wood, therefore, becomes an item of great importance. It takes at least two cords of good sound hard wood to equal a ton of coal. With the ordi nary run of wood the ratio is still more favorable to coal. The cost of heating the homes this winter becomes a serious matter. There is no reason. why there should be profiteering in coal. There should be no reason why there should be profiteer ing in wood. The price of wood has al- 7 '" v RippliiiRliijiiiQS jYalt DISAPPOINTMENT. Disappointments bent me double, ere I long had played life's game; for I always looked for trouble, and the trouble seldom came. "When I had a field of barley I would sadly gaze thereat, and remark, "So help me, Charley, hail will come and knock it flat. And if haply hail should dodge it, it will burn up in the sun, or a whirling wind will lodge it so the reaping can't be done. Or the locusts' wings will rattle as they mark it in their flight, or the neighbors' tinhorn cattle will devour it in the night. Something fierce will overtake.it, rain or tempest, drouth or hail; never will the gleaner rake it, or the thresher wield his flail." But the weather was propitious, no disasters came along ; my forebodings, grim and vicious, turned out altogether wrong. Y'et I hunted round to borrow something that would make me glum; it is hard to bank on sorrow and to find it doesn't come. I've been always prompt to wager that a woe is just ahead ( "grief in minor key or major is our portion," I have said. But I'm sore and disappointed, all my theories seem to fail ; grief avauuted and orointed just when I would grab its tail. Copyright by George Matthew Adams ready advanced in some places. Wood taken from the very pile that was selling at $10 and $12 a cord before the coal strike, is now going for $12 and $14, ac cording to information that seems re liable. The people's extremity becomes the profiteer's opportunity. The Messenger considers it the fuel administrator's duty to try to hold this tendency in check as much as possible. The wood dealer is entitled to a fair re turn. The price must be enough to pro duce the supply. But swollen profits are disgraceful. It would not be a difficult matter for the fuel administrator roughly to arrive at what would be a fair price and to publish the fact throughout the state. Perhaps he has no power to enforce a price, that is, no legal power, but he has at his command a force that he ought not to overlook. That is the power of pub licity. Few coal dealers would want it made public that they were furnishing relatives and intimate friends with a sup ply while others were being literally left out in the cold ; few wood dealers would want it made known that they were vic timizing their neighbors in time of need. During the war the food administration found publicity a greater weapon against abuses than fines or cancellation of licenses. The Messenger hopes that the Vermont fuel administration is taking itself se riously and is not going to confine itself to attendance ujyin national or regional conferences with now and then the publi cation of some words of advice to the general public. The administration has an opportunity for real service. The peo ple look to it for some constructive ac tion. What coal there is on hand now should be conserved and the dealers ought not to be allowed to rush it out according to their own fancy. Some dealers, no doubt, are trying to do this before the adminis tration acts. Already valuable time has passed without essential productive steps being taken. It is time the Yermont fnel administration took some positive constructive action. Mote look Last nite pop was smoaking and reed ing the spoarting page and I was lay ing on the setting room floor on account of feeling sleepy and not wunting to go to bed till it was absilootly necessary, and all of a suddin I fell asleep and did ent wake up till pop woak me up saying, Hay. Hay, come to life, go to bed if you wuut to induldge in some sleep. Aw (i pop. wat did you wake me up for, I was jest having one of the greatest dreems I ever had, I sed. I dreenied 1 was on sutch a grate bis high hill it wouldent of took mutch ' more to make it a mountain and all of a suddin one of my feet came oir and I started to fall over backwerds rite off of the top of the hill. Pardon me if I cant see enything plezent about that dreem, pop sed. and I sed. Well wate, wate, pop then I dreemed I kepp on falling and falling and! falling and falling and falling and falling. Arent vou down yet, Im dizzy, a de lightfill dreem I must say. pop sed. and I sed. Well G,pop, wate, then I dreemed I landed rite on top of a big catteroiller and got arrested for merder and the jud?e sentenced me to life imprizzement. How injoyable, pon sed, and I sed, Wate. wate till you heer ware he sent enced me to life imprizziment. he sent enced me to life imprizziment in a ice creem and candy store, and jest wen tliev was taking me there you went and woak me up. ' The ideals of the younr are nast mv comprehension, now if it had bin a bowling alley or some intellectual ilac" ofl that kind I mite share your inthusi asm. now eo to bed and sleep like a gen tleman, non sed. . Wich I did. Vermont's Potato Crop. (Bar re Times.) Tin forecast is that Vermont will raise 3.212.000 bushels of potatoes this year, the condition of "the crop being1 about normal and the expected yield be ing about the averaee for the state. It the potatoes were all put on the market it would mean-a considerable cash in come for this one product. All of Ver mont's agricultural crops taken together constitute a tremendous industry. Important Work Ahead. (Barre Times.) Rumblings of discontent about Ver mont indicate that the next session of the legislature is going to be one of! the most important in recent years. The people are not wholly satisfied with the condition of affairs, if one is able to judge by the opinion heard here and there. A Foresigfitea Man. Wife Oh Robert, I must tell you how pleased mother was with all those nice things you said about her in your letter. You see, she opened it by mistake. Husband Yes, I thought she would. Boston Transcript.' iE av Mason Aft 1 Today's Events Centenary of the birth of Gen. Isaac P. Rodman, a distinguished Union com mander who fell at Antietam. Representative women of many coun tries are to meet at Varese, Italy, today for a session of the Women's Interna tional League for Peace and Freedom. The annual meeting of the Canadian Bar association, which has been in ses sion in Vancouver and Victoria this week, will conclude today with the elec tion of officers for the ensuing year. In the Day's News. The young Duke of Leinster, who has wagered that he will sail single-handed across the Atlantic, is the premier duke and marquis and earl in the peerage of Ireland. He succeeded to the title only last February upon the death of an elder brother. He was born in 1892 and at the age of 21 was married to Miss May Etheridge, a musical comedy ac tress. The couple spent their honeymoon in Canada, living in a woodman's hut on a lake in QuebVc. The duke took part in the World war and was seriously wounded whil serving as lieutenant in the West Rider regiment. The Leinster family is descended from the illustrious family of Fitzgerald, itself descended from Dominus Otho, who came to Eng land in lOol and obtained the favor of Edward the Confessor. His grace is the seventh Duke of Leinster, which title dates from 1761, and was bestowed by Queen Anne. lie is the 26th Earl of Kildare, which' title dates from 1316, and the 32d Baron of Offaly, a title that has been in the family since 1168. . Today's Anniversaries. 174G Edward Bromfield, the first in America to make a miscroscope, died in Boston. Born there, Jan. 30. 1723. 1841-r-Robert Buchanan, distinguished poet, novelist and dramatist, born in Staffordshire, England. Died in London, June 10. 1901. 18"9 Prince wof Wales (King Edward VII) visited Quebec. 1S70 The retreat of the French army under Marshal Bazaine was cut off by the Prussians as a result of the victory at Gravelotte. 1S72 Capt. Henry K. Davenport, who had a distinguished career in the IT. S. navy, died in Bohemia. Born in Savannah, Ga., Dec. 10, 1820. 1800 Davis Dalton, an American, swam the English Channel from Cape. Griz Nez to Folkstone, in 23Va hours. 1903 Manifesto of the czar granting a mii.uLuiiuu nu.ia nunc pre serving autocracy. 1010 King Victor Emmanuel decorated General Pershing with Grand Cross of the Military Order of Savoy at Rome. One Year Ago Today. Town of Hatch, New Mexico, de stroyed by a flood. Spanish losses in war with Moors re ported as 14,000 killed. Today's P.irthdays. Hamilton Holt, noted editor and pub licist, born in Brooklyn, N. Y.r 50 years ago today. , Bishop Francis J. McConnell. of the Methodist Episcopal church, born at Trinway, Ohio, 51 years ago today. Jack Pickford, photoplay star, whose recent marriage attracted wide attention, born in Toronto, 26 years ago today. Walter II. Gerber, infielder of the St. Louis American league baseball team, born at Columbus, O., 31 years ago today. John J. Rogers, representative in con gress of the fifth Massachusetts district, born at Lowell, Mass., 41 years ago to day. . ;- Burleigh A. Grimes, pitcher of the Brooklyn National league baseball team, born at Clear Lake, Wis., 20 years ago today. Still Asleep. (St. Albans Messenger.) "Rumblings of discontent about Ver mont indicate that the next session of the legislature is goiiig to be one of the most important in recent years. The people are not wholly satisfied with the condition of affairs if one is able to judge by the opinion heard here and there." Barre Times. There may be rumblings of discontent, but of what importance are they if the people don't take interest enough in the state's business to even be thinking seri ously at this late date of who shall rep resent them in the bouse of representa tives in Montpelier? All over the state, with here and there some exceptions, the same thing is heard, viz. : "People don't seem to be interested in polities yet; they aren't doing much talking." They are not thinking seriously, of tlwr representation at Montpelier. In this situation, how is it possible to.main tain the proposition that Vermont is aroused to this or that issue? The next session of the legislature may 'be impor tant. It will be possible to stir up con siderable activity. But the point is: The people back home don't show any indica tion of sending men with anv definite purpose or to carry out any definite pol icy. The legislature will be a law to it self going without any definite instruc tions from the electorate. That is about the sum and substance of the present situation. There has been no political awakening in Vermont so far this year