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THE BRATTLEBORO DATLY REFORMER. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31: 1922.
Soiffle . and snuffles oo outside of nostrils apply BAIJME'BENGUE (ANALOtSIUUE ) Then squeeze in. hi boiling water inhale steam. Keep a tube handy Tfcos- Leeming & Co N. Y Axuer. Agents WAR MATER AL BEING SOLD FAST Government Sales 5 Days a Week During Past Year AVERAGE RECOVERY , 15 PERCENT OF COST Carney's Auto Service Cars for funerals, christenings and wed dings, etc. Careful drivers. Also bag gage and light express. 21 THOMAS STREET TEL. CS1-R ias Masks Sell for Only One-Half of One Ter Cent Of Cost About Half Billion of Goods Sold for $83,000,000 Open to All Classes of Americans. WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. One of the largest business enterprises conducted under one management in the Unite! State during the past year has been the government's job of disposing of surplus war material. More than 100,000 dif ferent articles have been sold for cash through a nationwide auction sale sys- tein. Sales have been in progress five days in every week all the year and property that cost nearly half , a billion dollars has been disposed of, the cash proceeds turned into the treasury aggre gating approximately $83,000,000. A summary of the enormous transae tion in which the war department has been engaged, obtained for the office -of Assistant Secretary Wainwrfght, who is Uncle Sam's head salesman, shows that on September 1. 11)111, there was avail able for sale about .STr.O.OOO.OOO in sur plus war stocks, ranging in character and size from, locomotives to pins and mm dradgeiy and discomfort than ever this "winter' .Unless IfcMi filial! It's always bad building fires, shoveling coal, carrying out ashes for a coal furnace. Some winters it's worse than others and it looks like we are in for it this winter. Homes that even get the quantity of coal they need for comfort won't get the quality. Hard coal furnaces will have to get along some way with soft coal. Unless they install Nokol. Of course, the best of coal and the best heating plant can never approach the ser vice Nokol gives. Clean, even, certain heating, no matter what the winter weather is coal can never give it. Nokol gives it in 7,356 homes. The Nokol Heater burns oil, in any type of heating plant, instead of coal. It can be in stalled in a few hours. Controlled by a ther mostat, it consumes only the amount of fuel necessaryto maintain the temperature desired. It operates automatically. Vermont Oil Heating Company Distributors, Montpelier, Vermont I FriT suss wkw j WM fc Rutiimzite Q!2 Heating for Humes Number of Nokol Heaters installed each year 1918 B 125 Heaters 1919 KB 24 O Heaters 1920 nenOWHSQiBEaxreaXSat 11 2 Heaters 1921 tpTMHrrrTrMttWKn mB:JBaK!iil'XM 4025 Ueattrt TrotMted by Dobte Detroit Patents cApproved by National Board of Fire Underwriter sn I! ji Life Is Uncertaini We have just had two death claims on two men who were perfectly good risks a month ago. 1 - One policy had. been in force less than one 'month, and the other less than fourteen months. - ' 1 Both men had an "expectancy" of years and years. Get your insurance while your are insurable. ' THE TRAVELERS Guaranteed Low Cost Policies give , you the most for the money. Fred W. Putnam Insurance Agency Phone 54 State Agents 20 American Building needles. One year later there remained on hand of that amount property worth $1"4'J,000,000 and othcials today expressed the hope (hat Uncle Sam's shelves could he clearetT in another six months. The "rate of return to the government varied tremendously. On one small lot of hnnher it received 110 per cent of what it paid in war times; on a great mass of gas masks sold for salvage the return was-one half of one per cent of what they cost. "The average recovery during the year for all classifications is about l."i per cent, which under the circumstances, is considered very creditable,' the summary said. . One restriction was the necessity , of making the war surplus available to all classes of American citizens, rich or poor. The sales were - conducted so that the smallest retailer might have his chance and the public auction system of: small lots was followed for this reason. Sim ilarly, Jsales were arranged at army store houses all over the country in order that all who wished might inspect and bid. Verv few sales. it is stated, were made on other than a strict cash basis. There has been insistent pressure that the sur nliis stocks be : converted into cash as ranidlv as nossible in order that the twasnrv miffht liav the benefit of that ijH'ome in meeting other government obli gations. , Under this pressure, the war depart ment adopted a policy of accepting the highest cash offer made even though -it could have obtained better prices o granting a little time to other prospec tive purchasers. $9,000,000 FOR SOLDIER RELIEF American ReI Cross Expending that Sum This Year. Armrmrim.itelv S0.000.000 will be ex- If- .-.r-- nended bv the American Red Cross dor inc the fiscal vear ending next June, for the relief of former service men disabled during the World' war. Since the care of former soldiers and their dependents h:is the first call upon Red Cross scrv ices, tne national oocry wm spenu (CUKKiti for such relief, and with every chanter practically adding to the relief, the total will reach the estimated fig ure.r Thtift funds will be used for serv ices the fpderal government is not au thorized to render and for which it has neither funds nor facilities. Cure of the ex-service men and their families is regarded as a primary Red Cross responsibility, and that it should be neither indiscriminate nor niggardly requires patient study of an intricate problem and continual readjustments to situations as they exist and develop. The function of the Red Cross," said John Barton, l'ayne. national chairman, in this year's annual report, "is not to usurp the government's responsibilities, but to supplement official activity ; har moniously co-operate with official plans and methods; and seek out the individ ual in the standardized mass and his pe culiar needs. "The Red Cross acquires and distrib utes information among the men and their families; acquaints the United States' veterans bureau with the per sonal equation in individual cases; pre pares and furnishes comforts, recreation, and the many necessary services which the government, by its very nature can procure only from voluntary assistance. These obligations and privileges fall pri marily to the Red Cross chapters, whose volunteer members are kept acqtiainted with the official situation through liaison Rod Cross officers attached to the dis trict officers of the veterans bureau." On Armistice day. Nov. 11, when the American Red Cross opens its annual roll call for membership, there will be under treatment in government hospi tals more than 1M.00O veterans. In the opinion of the surgeon general of the army the peak" of disabled men under re construction will not be reached until 11)120. During the fiscal year ended last June, 2.(170 Red Cross chapters in all sections of this country were recorded active in the soldier relief work. During that year thej reported l,00."i,07!l individual instances of services to such nun ami their dependents, at a cost estimated at more than $.,3 40.000. More than l.m' persons, paid and volunteer, were en gaged in Red Cross wprk in government hospitals and the veterans' bureau dis trict offices. More than 37.000-compensation and insurance claims were handled, 24.HGO allowance and allotment cases, and 9,700 miscellaneous claims. Since February, 1010, when this service was established, it has disposed of 04.174 allotment checks payable to veterans which the iostoffice reported undeliver able. The basis of this stupendous work is the individual need, and the Red Cross is concentrated upon it to the end that the disabled ex-service man may obtain all his rights under the law, and that bis own and his family's situation may be rendered free from care and worry. , LAWSON SPEAKS! to liAUIO STATIONS SQUAliRLE. Certain Broadcasters Started Mm. Revoke nJi License. It seems that W.IZ, the Radio Cn. ation-Westinghouse station at Newark has been usiug the 3G0-mter ether chan nel uuring wiiai seeuis to certain other stations a disproortioiiHtelv Lire of the time, and has refused to agree with nicse oiner stations on what they think a reasonable division of hours, suys Radio Broadcast. Jt is probably because of thia attitude on the part of the Radio Corporation station that the Radio Broadcasting society has been organized recently, banding together broadcasting stations for the purpose of allotting them hours in what they regard a reasonable division, with the idea of avertin" the kind of interference to which we have recently been treated. It seems that W.IZ felt that its right to the ether should be unchallenged by later comers, and it was not until the cousel for the Broadcasting society had started action to have the license of W.IZ revoked by the federal authorities, that a more tract able attitude was assumed and temporary peace and agreement were made jtossible. . It seems that here a most critical situa tion has been reached. We believe that the activities of such a society as the one projecting itself into this situation may result in very serious harm to radio. With the interests of no particular sta tion at heart, but with the primary idea of furthering the progress of radio, we should regret exceedingly any allocation of hours based upon the investment and advertising .desires of the various com panies operating these stations. The proper allocation of broadcasting hours must be settled entirely in the in terest of the listening public; the selfish interests of grocery and department stores should not count one iota. If. in the interests of the listners, it is advis able to let W.IZ operate all the time, to the complete exclusion of all others, then let it be settled that way. The only criterion which must serve to guide in the allocation of hours is excellence of program excellently 'produced. SOUTH VERNON. Of Particular Interest to Vermonters erat nt s Water Power Resources v de- ,r writ's water P0VvJ;, .w. eeu- you ouw -- ler power holder in the ges; east 0 -.New --iy Safe Way to Invest AT 7Vz Halloween Party. Several friends were entertained at a Halloween party Wednesday evening, Oct. 2."., by Miss Olive Martindale. The guests were met outside the house by ghost.1 who blindfolded and escorted them by a roundabout and somewhat ob structed route to the house, where they received the Halloween kiss, which was declared by some to be lasting if not satisfying. After this they were given the liberty of the house, which was decorated with black cats, witches and various other appropriate decorations and lighted entirely by jack-o'-lanterns. After a contest in recognizing musical selec tions, a feat of dressmaking -kill by the men. and other games, the party turned its attention to a supper consisting of esoallopod oysters, sandwiches, olives, pumpkin pie, cheese, cake, nut sundae tin which each guest found a fortune t. and punch. After supper music and dancing were enjoyed. All of the guests, either by reason of a good time, or for fear of the ghosts outside, did not start for home until the next day. A Lost 'Art Soon. Census bureau figures indicate that the nrf nf mnlcin? horseshoes mav soon be lost. The motor vehicle is driving the j iron-shod horse out of business. Horses that pull plows or wagons through or over oft ground need no shoes. From VMO to the number of horseshoe manufacturing establishments decreased from t to l'J; the number of persons engaged in the plants frm W.I to !0. and the value f products turned out fell from .'.:'t;7.000 i Jl.O.'il.SrJ. the TvcnV in Niagara. You invest your idle funds Twer Compass. a. v ! - ,Tvn The Power Companies v Uiviv .let flu. E,n: Additional Dividend StoeK auu -- lor ten years. elJ7.3r,. balance offered at 10- Tax free. IN Property Within the State FRED H. HARRIS Representing BAKER, YOUNG & CO., BANKERS, BOSTON Owner of Dreamwold Tells of Bargains Bought at the Auction on His Estate. I "read 1n this morning's papers under the description (A carved marble elephant surmounted with acrobats, sold for 312TS).' There are thousands of my gems leing almost given away. It is said the buyers do not know the bar gains they are getting. In most of the Ureamwold gems there are no duplicates anywhere, as they are special creations. Again I notice that three-foot high bronze bears sold for a few dollars apiece. I don't suppose the buyer has yet discovered what he bought. What is acknowledged by all to be the, most beautiful bear in the world stands-in front of a palace in Moscow. I had an exquisite miniature made ii bronze and then as a conceit I had the leading jew elers work out an exact facsimile. As the three bears stand in a row you can not " tell them apart, but one is bronze costing some hundreds of dollars, and the other two gold and silver costing nie thousands. Upon pressing a secret spring to these two the head flies back and discloses an air tight gold receptacle for a quart of attar of cognac, whiskey, or rose. Considerable interest was displayed in the offering of the art bronzes, one large group of elephants and deer, signed bv Hyatt, went for $100. Another of a bull and his keeper, a museum piece signed by Bon Heur. passed under the hammer at S2(H. A bronze horseman, signed by Solon T. Borghum, was passed without a bid. - A fine French liquor casecontaining cut glass lottlesv glasses. ete.J went for $41 to. a Mr. Ryder, who has shown a desire to purchase everything ; offered in the .way of. liquor receptacles. . A sterling!' silver punch bowl mounted with horns went for $lGn. while a mas sive bronze punch bowl decorated with Indian heads and", emblems. ' ;set on a stand to match, commanded $170.: Several copies of Mr. Bawson's book. The High Cost of Living,' written for private distribution, were, sold at $0 per copy. Boston , News .Bureau.. A. Matter of Spelling. "Bill." said a -sailor looking up from his writing, "do you spell 'sense' with a V or an V?" - - -, . "That depends," replied his friend. "Do you refer to cents meaning money, or sense meaning brains?" "Aw, I don't mean either of thern two," was the reply. What .1 want to say is 'I ain't seen him sense.' " Boston Transcript. (f if -' A Royal Gift is a Package of Chocolates Here is a wonderful assort ment in a unique and beauti ful gift box. There are fascinating little compartments that tempt ingly display rich cream caramels, crystallized ginger, sugar-coated jordan almonds, oriental fruit jellies and lus cious big liqueur cherries. Then, on top, is a full layer of chocolate favorites, . in cluding creams, nuts, nouga tines, fudge centers and many others. s It's a pleasure to give Kibbe's Buffet Chocolates. S1.50 the pound box Kibbe's rich chocolate bars filled with caramel cream and big fudge bars with walnuts from France. . Almond, pecan and walnut cream bars. Bitter sweet cocoanut bars. All of these and many more you can buy for 5 cents. In glassine bags there are Kibbe's old-fashioned peppermints, lemon drops, lime drops, spearmint leaves, and heaps of other pure confections. They're all S cents, too. There are Kibbe's Candies for every occasion. And, whether it be a 5-cent bar or a box of the finest chocolates, the name Kibbe's is a guarantee of deliciousness and purity. It has been so for; 79 years. Our own fleet of motor trucks insures fresh delivery to your candy dealer. Wherever good candy is sold