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THE, BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1922.
QTFTQf Prize Babies TLX A HP Published in Brattleboro ererr Friday, Published Every Evening Except Sunday at Th American Building Annax, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Addreia AH Communication to The Reformer. Walt Mafon rJ I If Ck r s - for-'' V Y . . i ...v.- 0q:--thing at least yur. Stetson-does - it tells '-the- worm vY-oii are . smarii-y . . dressed. .;;:.:. :v. .; : : : V :; That's the wa'y'wiCh a Stet son it says style and says it in a permanent way that leaves no doubt as to qual ity. Come in and see what the new Fall Stetsons contribute to the sound reputation of this famous hat. A full line of other grades to sell at $3, $4. $5. Fall Caps, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00. E. E. Perry & Co. Always Reliable If He Studies With Effort and makes little headway, perhaps Lis eyes are at fault. Many a child at school is held back because of inability to study through poor eyesight. At any rate, let us examine his eyes NOW. A pair of simple lenses may remedy the trouble. 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PAYING FOR THE COAL STRIKE Secretary Ilonnold of the Illinois Coal Operators' association estimates that tlie coal strike has cost the resi dents of that state upward of $100,000, 000. He figures the loss in wages to fie striking miners at $50,310,000, the loss to the mining companies through the idleness of their property at $25, 000.000, and the loss to the public through higher prices and freight rates on coal that should have been mined in Illinois but was hauled in from other states at $30,000,000. No careful estimate has been pre sented of the cost of the strike to the entire nation, but guesses by coal pro ducers range from $5.000,000 upward. Consumers must bear in mind, how ever, that the strike loss actually is all theirs. For the miners by the steady work which they are now assured dur ing the fall and winter will make up for the wages they might have earned by broken-time employment through the spring and summer, while the mine oper ators will sell coal at higher prices and in full quantities through intensive ef fort at the mines. Meanwhile higher prices of coal to consumers and the in creased cost of manufactured articles, into which are figured the higher prices of the manufacturers' fuel, will make the public the actual sufferers. As Dr. Ilonnold says, it is the people of this country who lost the strike. Similar strike losses. by the public in the future can and must be prevented. The price of coal to the consumer can be reduced to a reasonable level if the recent proposals of President Harding to congress are carried out. In the opinion of the Chicago Daily News, his fact-finding commission should be au thorized by congress without delay. Its members should be men capable of out lining such a thorough reorganization as the coal industry must undergo if the public is ever again to be treated fairly in the matter of fuel supplies and prices. The high-cost mines opened up during the war should be closed ; the superfluous miners should be established advan tageously in other industries ; labor saving, cost-reducing machinery should be introduced in all mines where it is possible advantageously to employ such machinery, and open competition should be restored in the coal markets. "When those changes are effected and not before can there be freedom from strikes, reasonable rofits for coal pro ducers, steady work at good wages for miners and an assurance of plenty of fuel at honest prices for the public. It is estimated that from 40 to 50 per cent of the striking miners were employed on farms or in other useful service while the strike lasted. Now that a scarcity of labor in various industries is reported it is reasonable to think that the great surplus of mine workers that already exists and fhe further great surplus that would be treated by the economical mining of coal by machinery readily would be absorbed in the general indus trial activity of the country. With these notable reductions in expense the price of coal would materially decrease though consumption would increase be cause of the resulting stimulation to in dustry. ' Failure to bring about thes benefits through appropriate governmental ac tion inevitably would be followed on April l next by another stubborn coal "'.. :xYV'T-" " ' AN v r" ill" ; "" &MI Ilk ' strike. The vicious circle must be broken. The existing conditions in the coal-mining industry are intolerable and must be remedied. HARD-VP UNCLE SAM. Congress should be particularly in terested in the announcement that in ternal revenue collections mainly in come and profits taxes for the fiscal year ending last June fell off $1,400, 000,000 from those of the year before. There is no way of telling just what will happen to the government's income for the present fiscal year, ending in June. of. J.923,but . it. is Vjreasonnblycer tain that there will not be much im provement. That income will continue to depend, until the end of 1922, chiefly on the taxes assessed on the incomes and profits for 1021. The nation, no doubt, is making more money now than it made last year, but it is doubtful how that' improvement will show in the next set of tax returns. Present industrial disturbances and the unsettled fate of the tariff and bonus bills make futile all guesses as to the immediate business outlook. It is self-evident that the urgent duty of congress is to try to meet loss of government income by economy rather than add to the burdens of an empty treasury. RADIO FOR CAR THIEVES. Each week the broadcasting station at Cleveland, O., 'is to flash to the sur rounding country a list of automobiles stolen from Cleveland owners. The make of the car, the license and engine numbers, time when stolen and other in formation of value in locating each car will be given. It is believed that the news will be picked up all over the state and in the states adjoining. This is one of the uses which was predicted for the radio service and in which it should be most effective, cover ing as it does an amount of territory and reaching an audience more exten sive and varied than can be touched in an equal period of time by any other de vice. Tracking down stolen cars and ap prehending the thieves is a slow busi ness, but radio should help. The atten tion of regions to which it is suspected a stolen car may have been taken can be attracted especially, and many a dis concerted thief as a result may find him self tracked down by this aerial "Lit tle Mowcher" just when he figures he is most secure. The Nomad, the interesting writer of the Boston Transcript, visited the Graphic Arts exposition and saw there the old Stephen Daye printing press, the first to be used in this country, which recently went by motor from Montpelier to Boston to be exhibited. He says : There stands the old press a curious rude old rattle-trap. Not far away the modern presses, instinct with life, throb and whir and dump their perfect im pressions not in sheets but in masses. All that the old Stephen Daye press printed in a hundred years, and more, too, could be turned out by these me chanical thunderbolts, it would seem, in about 15 minutes. Yet that old press printed Mather's sermons and Eliot's Indian Bible, and the early laws of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and John Cotton's Spiritual Milk for Boston Babes, and it may have printed Ed wards's History of the Kfdeinption. One wonders whether all the pther machines in the hall, taking thenj all together, have ever exercised, or ver will exer cise, a tithe of the influefice which that old rattle-trap has had. One doubts it. A man in New York st:te, 102 years old, walks to church every Sunday. He accounts for his continue! good health by the fact that he has lnS made a practice of walking every day in all weathers. Not many of this generation will live to be 102 and in this gas hauled era few will be able to attribute any unusual longevity to the practice of walking, for those who once walked are prone to ride when possible. Still, for tunately for those who ride there is a growing understanding of the value of exercise and many of them make up for their shortcomings in the pedestrian line by active sports or special forms of physical training. Waging war against Dame Fashion is generally, at., JoHiug.jSght, vbuttwenty of Montreal's smartest and prettiest girls have started a rebellion against the at tempts of the style creators to foist long skirts on women and have formed a No-Longer-Skirt league. Members pledge themselves to cling to the abbreviated variety and do all possible to induce other women to keep their skirts short. What will the girls of the States do I about it? Paul Poiret, the, famous Parisian de signer of feminine apparel, now a visi tor in New York, says that on the day he leaves for France he will tell what he thinks of the way American women dress. Monsieur Poiret evidently de sires to be beyond the three-mile limit when the American women read it. The produce of California's vineyards ore sold under a name of juice grapes instead of wine grapes as formerly and at higher prices this year than the grape growers have ever received before. This demand for innocent grape juice is really remarkable. Answering Hoover's statement that present coal prices would add only $r.50 to the cost of each car, Henry Ford asks why he should give from seven to ten million! dollars, represented by the increased ixrice of coal, to vrofiteers. CoId Be Trusted. To a tramp who wanted to earn a bite to eat a woman said. "If I thought you 'were honest I'd let you go- to the thicken house and gather the e.jgs." "Lady," he replied with dignity, "I was manager at a bathhouse for' fifteen years and never took a. bath." Boston Transcript. , And He Did! Bisr 5E AN EfcRlY Protected by Georee Matthew Adama Tlie Meddler If the coat fita you, put it on." Appointment of local fuel administra tors" throughout Vermont brings home the fuel emergency more than any num ber of general newspaper stories would. There is little doubt that this state will be confronted with a hard oal shortage likely to last throughout the winter. Present indications, however, are that soft coal will be obtainable in limited quantities. To what extent lo cal administrators will be called into ac tion depends very. much on local condi tions. It is to be hoped that coal and wood prices will not warrant anything in the way of municipal action, although under a law passed in 1910 towns and villages have the right to operate fuel yards to provide householders with fuel at cost. In a few places, one of them Rutland, woodlots already have been ac quired as a measure of public safety, economy and convenience. In Brattleboro most of the business blocks and public institutions have soft coal supplies sufficient to carry , them well into the winter, and there is a feel ing among dealers that the bituminous market is likely to ease up from now on. So far as residences are concerned, how ever, the great . majority are. entirely without anything like an adequate an thracite supply, and the wise thing for their owners to do is to plan on utiliza tion of other forms of fuel, either soft coal or wood. It should be the duty of the local fuel administrator to keep a sharp eye on the wood situation and in voke the provisions of the law above mentioned in case it becomes apparent that inadequate supply is driving the J price beyond a reasonable figure. Tlie Meddler does not pretend to have a solution of the automobile parking problem in its entirety, but he believes that one step that should be taken im mediately as a measure of public safety is the prevention of all parking on Main street between Elliot street corner and Main street bridge. No one need spend more than five minutes watching traffic on Main street hill, especially on a rainy day, to become convinced of this need. Even in dry weather the pavement in this section is so slippery that quick stopping is out of the question, and the wonder is that accidents are not of daily occurrence. . News that Henry E. Shipman motored westward 2,600 miles in ten days might be taken to indicate the measure of his desire to put a long distance between himself and the town where he served as one of the listers who made the quad rennial appraisal. ' . " ' - Durability may be one of the qualities of the new street signs that have been put up in certain localities ; certainly no one can claim that they are beautiful. According to one of them Brattleboro now has a "Forst Street" leading from High to Chase. Reportorial Repartee. "Going to the party, Jim?" "No, I haven't any lady." "Come with me. I've got two extras." "Who are they?" "Miss Oldbud and Miss Passe." "They aren't extras they're eaily edi tions." Boston Transcript. LOCKED UP LADIES. Through the prison, with the jailer, I went snooping t'other day, and my face and soul were paler when at last I came away. For 'twas full of females queenly who took murder as a sport, waiting grimly or serenely for their hearing in the court. "Here is Madge," remarked the warden ; "she grew weary of her man, and she jwisoned him, accordin' to the Mary IJlandy plan. Here is Clara ; people damn her as a savage, without end, for she bought a 10-cent hammer and with that she slew her friend. With her face against the casement there is Laura, gentle dame ; and she buried in a basement one who tried to queer her game. In this dungeon let us pass in Hannah sits, in discontent ; she engaged a cheap assassin to remove a tire some gent. Over yonder we discover Jane, who once got down to tacks; she grew weary of her lover and suppressed him with an ax. I believe with Poet Ruddy," said the keeper of the jail, "that the dame, in doings bloody, is more deadly than the male." So I viewed the Sues and Sallies, pacing up and down their cells; what's the matter with the ladies, that they are not wearing bells? Every morning comes the paper, with a story drear and dun, how some lady cut a caper with a cleaver or a gun. " Copyright by George Matthew Adams Today's Events Festival of St. Giles, the patron saint of cripples and beggars. Rt. Rev. Ferdinand Brossart, Catholic bishop of Covington, Ky., today cele brates his golden jubilee in the priest hood. More than 500 degrees are to be con ferred by the University of Chicago to day at its one hundred and twenty-sixth convocation. "The Radio .Disrest," the first radio "newspaper" in America, is scheduled to make its initial appearance today in New York city. The Adolescent School act, making part-time school attendance compulsory for every child up to 18, comes into force today in Ontario. Eminent representatives of the archi tectural profession from many countries will assemble in Brussels today for an international congress. In celebration of the ll'Oth anniversary of its founding, the Montreal board of trade starts a transcontinental tour of Canada, with 25 members of the British parliament as its guests. Veterans' f the 88th (Cloverle,af ) division.- at their annual reunion opening at Fort Snelling. Minn., today, will have as their guest General Sir Julian Byng. governor general of Canada and hro of the Vimy Kidge oflensive in the World war. New York's first state owned and onerated grain elevator, with a capacity of 2.000.000 bushels, is to be formally opened today with a meeting at Gowanus Bav. Brooklyn, with a meeting which will be attended by many state officials and other invited guests. In the Day's News. "George Gavan Duffy, one. of the trium virate which for the time bing is to direct the affairs of the Irish Free State govenrment. is the grandson of the fam ous Sir Gavin Duffy, one of the brilliant galaxy of 4S men who became famous in Irish affairs during the 10th century. Georee Gavan Duilv first came into no- tice when as a member of thft legal pro ' fession in London, he took charge of the defense of Sir Koger Casement, trom that time he bera.n frradmlly to associate himc'f with the Renuhliean movement in Ireland and through his frir.dshin with Ie Valera received nn npoint ment as nivbassadar to Paris. He cpme into the front rank of Trish affairs when the French roverrmnt requested him to lave France. Duffy returned to Ire lf nd when the truce wss established aid dun?d deeply into th affairs of th? Renub'ican rmvercnt. He wa a promi nent fiire in the ncntiations with Tlovd G"or" ?nd one of lb" i""Pr of be treaty of lion bv which the Free State was established. Today's Anniversaries. 834 The Michigan legislative council assembled at Detroit to plan for enrlv statehood. 1S3S William Clarke, soldier, explorer, and governor of TiO'iisiana terri tory, died at St. Louis. Born in Caroline county, Va., Aug. 1. 1770. 1S19 California adopted a constitution excluding slavery from the terri tory. 1S51 Inauguration of the railroad con necting Petrograd and Moscow. 1S"0 The first Pullman car was run on the Chicaso and Alton railroad between Bloomington and Chicago. Roger Casement, instigator of the rebellion in Ireland, born in Dub lin. Executed in London, Aug. 3, 1010. IQlf) Prince of Wales laid the corner stone for the Peace Tower of the new parliament buildings at Ot tawa. 1920 Proclamation of the new state of Lebanon was made at Beirut. One Year Ago Today. Do Valera sent reply to Lloyd GeorgeV message. State officers battled with West Vir ginia miners on 25-mile front in Logan county. . Today's Birthdays. Rex Beach, author of many popular novels, born at Atwood, Mich., -io years ago today. Edgar R.' Burroughs, author of Tarzan of the Apes, born in Chicago, 47 years ago today. Sir James Lougheed. veteran Canadian statesman, born at Brampton, Out., OS years ago today. Fred Nicholson, outfielder of the Bos ton National league baseball team, born at Sanger, Texas, 28 years ago today. James J. Corbett, former champion heavyweight pugilist of the world, born in San Francisco, 50 years ago today. Chautauqua Deficits. (Bar re Times.) Various Vermont towns are taking ac count of stock to see which had the big gest Chautauqua deficit to make up this year. From reiorts thus far made pub lic, Brattleboro seems to take the lead in an individual assessment of $35 against the guarantors. Some day a scheme may be devised which will make the Chautauqua companies co-sharers in deficits instead of being sure-thing win ners in every instance, even at the ex pense of local guarantors. "J LITTLE "k "BENNY'S WOTE BOOK, I was out playing with the fellows last nite and it started to get dark prov ing it was starting to get late, and I thawt I better go in before I was sent for, and I went in the back way for a change, climbing over the fents to make it more intristing, and wen I got half ways over I thawt I felt something funny and wen I got all the ways over I remembered pop painted the fents yes tidday aftirnoon. thinking. G good nite, no wonder I felt something sticky. And wen I got in the kitchin I looked at my clwthes an-1 there was yello stuff all over them, yAlo being the color pop painted the fents, me thinking, Holey smoaks look at me. And I went up and stuck my bed in the setting room door and kepp the rest of me outside, and pop and md was in there reeding diffrent parts of the paper, me saying. Hello ma. look at my shoe. And I stuck one foot in the door and ma sed, "Wat in the werld did you get all over your shoe? G. thats nuthing. ma. you awt to see mv stock inc. 1 sed. And I stuck one leg half ways in,, ma saying, For good niss sakes. If you think thats enything you awt to see my pants, 1 sed, sticking one leg all the ways in. Yee gods, come in heer, pop sed. Wich I did. and he sed, My fents, jest as l thawt. my newly painted fents, and I sed. The painta still wet, thats the hole i..V.V.l I never saw sutch a site in my life, mn sed. and dod sed. That fnts is prob- ! erly ruined after me spending 3 hours on it this aftirnoon. But look at Benny, ma sed. I see him offen enuff. pop sed. And he got his flash lite and went down to see wat the fents looked like and ma terned me all erround to see wat I looked like, and pop came back saying. ( well, its not so bad. Meening the fents. and ma sed, Its simply fritefill. Meening me. And today my clothes smelled so strong of gasoleen I bet a bludhound could of followed me . with its eyes shut. OUR TRAFFIC PROBLEM. O. D. Stowell Suggests Safety Zones and Parking limit. Editor of Reformer: I read in your paper recently an article relative to parking cars on our streets. It has been the writer's privilege to drive during the past weeks through the cities between Springfield, Mass., and Buffalo. N. Y., and I took careful note of their traffic regulations. Frankly. I would rather drive through any of them than through our streets on a Saturday. Unfortunately our streets are narrow, but I haveno sympathy' with the kicker who has no suggestion to offer. To avoid any fatal accident which we might re gret for years I would make the follow ing suggestion: That safety zones he painted across the street at convenient crossings for the pe destrians. That the traffic officers be on duty be tween the hours of 12 and 1 during the months necessary, anil a parking limit of one hour be placed on Main and Elliot streets... O. D. STOWELL. Sept. 1 Belter Supervision Less Cost. (Morrisville Messenger.) Two years ago this pajer, practically alone, waged a great battle for fewer and better district school superintendents. It will be remembered we wanted not only to save the state money but get bet ter schools. The effort failed because of the deter mined opposition of the board of educa tion and most of the state papers. Now the Burlington Free Press is taking practically the same position this paper did then, demanding fewer dis tricts and better men. . Dorothy CanHeld Fisher and even our old friend, L. I!. Johnson, of the board, now admit some such change is needed. The time of the superintendent now is taken up largely in ordering school sup--plies, making out reports, and other clerical work, tht we then contended and more firmly believe now, a good woman bookkeeper could do cheaper and better. That would pive the sujerintendeiits more time, so that the districts could be reduced to 11. the same as the health dis tricts. If the health department can handle its work successfully, and all ad mit it does, here is a chance to save at least many thousaxids of dollars. The health department saved over $30,000 over, the old system. The Free Press closes bv savinir : "There is nothing like stirring up a de partment to get it out of a rut and we are all liable to get into ruts. It is grat ifying to see departments take up con structive readjustment. It is to be hoped other departments may follow the exam ple of the school board." The territory of the new Ukraine re public measures 174,000 square miles.