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VOL. 10. NO. 211.
RRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1922.
I ft I 11 I J I nk li H I F i y H
O 1 H I l i m IS tl
r. C SK Q
LLGYO GEORGE AS
25,G00 Persons Try to Get
Into 3,000 Hall 'to Hear
Him Speak -
Does Not Anticipate Much Trouble
From Revolutionary Moment In Elec
tioit Select Men Free 1' rom Party
Ties Who Will Insist on 3Iiddle Course
LONDON. Nov. 1 (Associated Press)-
Former Prime Minister Lloyd George,
in delivering today his first popular ad
dress i.i London si nee the fall cf the co
alition cabinet, made a strong defense
of the late government's policy and
pleaded for a vigorous middle course,
free from both revolution and reaction
whif-h he described as equally danger
ous to the interests of the nation.
The ex-premier 'spoke in a motion pic
ture theatre to a crowd of Ci.OOO persons
all who had ' been able to make their
way into the building out of a throng of
some 2",000 persons who had applied for
If the attitude of Lloyd George's audi
ence ami that of the tl-rongs of people
clustering about the doors seeking ad
..missioH . are any criterion, the former
premier has by no means lost his pop
ularity, even in Iondon. where most of
the criticism of the late coalition has
Lloyd George launched into his speech
with an answer to Prime Minister Rutin r
Law's sarcastic characterization of him
as a drummer boy. The little Welshman
declared Le was not ashamed of this de
scription and added, amidst cheers, that
Germany lost t!ie war because she had
no drummer boy.
tin a speech last Thursday Mr. 11. mar
Law compared Lloyd George to a drum
mer in the army, saving he served a use
ful purpose in wartime as he did the
drumming Letter-than anyone, but that
wh'ui the charge had ended and some
had fallen and others were in the lms
pial. a drummer would be out of place
in a hospital unless his drum sticks were
taken away from him. I
Referring to the Conservative watch-
Continued on Page Six.i
Knights of Columbus Hall
Tuesday evening, Nov.
Regular meeting of
S o'clock !
Knights of Columbus.
Installation of officers
Special business :
CONCERT and BALL
Saturday Evening, November 1 1 , at Festival Hall
Under tbe Auspices of the
CONCERT S to 8.:i()
Wittstein 's Orchestra
THE LEADING MUSICAL ORGANIZATION OF NEW ENGLAND
Tickets Gentlemen's dance ticket. !?0c; Ladies' dance ticket, ."Oc
liaicony ticket. ."
On sale at Root's Pharmacy. St reefer's Restaurant
and at Hall and Farwell's
Tuesday Night, November
Coming in All Its Merry-Making
I 8K'LVRlCS jc?
i end MUSIC bv
AND GAV M
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vi ' , .-f -f:fr,'.r . i
.ii'Yf iA'. : -;fvvJi1
ON2 OI1 THi MANY HOVE.L. VCENuS IN LISTSN TO -M-Cv
V . .. .
Prices, plus tax. 50c,
Seats Now at Fenton's, Phone 476-W '
RIG MONOPLANE FORCED
TO LAND IN INDIANA.
INDIANAPOLIS. Nr. v. 4.
Lieut. Oakley Kelley and John
Mat-Ready, attempting a transcon
tinental air flight in the monoplane
T-4. were forced down at Fort Ren
jamin Harrison, near here, - at J.1"
t inlay.' A cracked water jacket is
said to have forced the aviators to
According to the ofticers the radi
ator sprung a leak shortly after
they left Ssn Diego but it did not
tcrome serious until near Indian
apolis. Neither ojne of the men was
injured in the landing which took
rlacc on the military aviation field.
The men said they had traveled
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. Al
though they did not .'succeed in their
attempt to fly across the continent
without a- landing, Lieutenants Mac
Rcady and Kelley, piloting the
army airplane T-2, are believed by
air serviee officials here to have set a
new distance record by their non
stop flight fro.Ti San Diego. Cal., to
Partly Cloudy Tonight and Sunday
Utile Change in Temperature.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4 Forecast
for northern and southern New England :
Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; little
change in. temperature; moderate va
Clauds and Li',i:t Rains.
P.OSTOX. Nov. 1. Weather condi
tions: The weather is generally cloudy
from the eastern portion of the Mexican
border northward into Canadian districts
with general light rains during the past
21 hours, continuing this morning at
scattered stations. Elsewhere fair
weather continues except light rains at
a lew scattered stations.
Temperature, change have been slight
during the past 21 hours.
WEATHER NEXT WEEK.
ami Shmvery First Part Fair
and Cool letter Part.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. Weather
cutlook for the week beginning Monday
for the North and Middic Atlantic
stairs: I'nscttleil. mild and showers at
beginning, followed by generally fair
and coo) i hereafter.
.More men fcil through ignorance of
their strength than through knowledge
of their weakness.
' Odd Fellows Temple
Monday. Nov. Regular
Past Nobie Grands association
ered dish snper at (' o'clock.
DANCING 8.30 to V2
Chorus Evsr Hero
Ann ' LIGHTS?, MUSIC.
t&m IL NOVELTIES .DANC- -
s-r - VV
75c. $1.00 and' $1.50
FIND MO DRIVER
M MURDER SPOT
Tells Officials Story Cor
roborating Mrs. Gib
DID NOT SEE HALL-
Officers Tliink They Have Substantial
Story- to Present Grand Jury.. No
'Hearing Until After Election Mr.
Mills Disgusted With Delay.
NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J.. Nov. 4.
(Associated Press). Authorities investi
gating the Ilall-Mills .murder today
claimod t have located the driver of one
of the two automobiles seen near the
Phillips farm the night of Sept. 14.
when Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall and
Mrs. Eleanor R. Mills were slain.
A statement obtained from this man.
while not containing an account of the
slaying itself, was said to substantiate
many assertions of Mrs. Jane Gibson,
fanner woman, who claimed to have wit
nessed the murders and identified the
slayer and his woman companion. The
new witness's story has given investiga
tors tangible evidence they wen- seek
ing before preparing their case for the
The identity of the corroborating wit
ness was kept secret, in order that the
investigators might gather the loose ends
of their thread of evidence.
Action will 1 delayed in the Hall-Mills
murder ease until after the election next
Tuesday, according to reports today.
Then it will be presented to the grand
jury, although Deputy Attorney Gen
eral Mott has a much-more complete case
prepared for trial, this reimrt has it.
Working at a secret place Mr. Mott is
said to have-persuaded several persons,
reported to Lave knowledge of the crime,
to talk, thus ironing out weak lines in
the eye witness story of Mrs. Jane Gib
son. "Shucks, t lie;. have been talking about
arrest for the last., four weeks." com
mented denies Mills, husband of Mrs.
Eleanor Reinhardt Mills' who was slain
with the Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall, to
day, when told of the latest reiwrts.
"'Why don't they do something? I don't
believe they'll ever , d anything alxuit
this crime." -
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sunday service. at 11 a' m. and 7.P.0
p. m. Subject, November - .". Adam
and Falien Man. The Wednesday eve
ning meeting, which includes testimoni
als of Christian Science healing, is at
7.4-" o'clock. OThe reading room in the
church foyer is open daily. ex-ept Sun
days. Wednesday evenings and legal
holidays, from 12 to 1, ." to 5, and 7.10
to I) o'clock. All are welcome.
Reader of Plays
"A Marriage of
AT ODD FELLOWS' TEMPLE
Auspices Attainers Class
.Admission r cent
E. C. CROSBY
For Frank E. Barber
To RrattleLoro Voter :
"Why Frank E. Rarber?" This is the heading of a series of po
litical advertisements the past week in The Reformer, signed by The
Edward R. Lynch Independent Campaign Club. "Independent" is very
good, but, back of it all I can see the words "Democratic Candidate" as
plainly as though written. Well." 1 will concede one thing, our good
Democratic friends have given Mr. liarber a lot of free advertising, all
lo his advantage, in my opinion. They have given Mr. liarber credit
for being able to lead the House of Representatives and the Senate
ot Vermont regardless of the views
all of fh Sen
man to do thi
ate members and the
Rut to come back to th.' question, "Why Frank E. liarber?" I
say: First ;because he is a Republican. Second because he is better
lined to represent, the town than any other candidate t'aat ha been
mentioned: this by reason of his experience, his training, his interest
in town affairs, his views on stat matters that fully coincide, with
our prospective Governor Proctor. Third because experience in legis
lative matters is a valuable asset to the town. I huow from personal
experience in 1!HJ-1!1.' that any new member does not fully get his
bearings until the session is nearly closed. Fourth because if I am
elected to serve you as one of the Senators from Windham County 1
believe I could better work with Mr. P.arber on all, local and state
issues than with any new man. .This last may be a sellish motive, but
nevertheless it is true.
In locking over the whole, field I lind Ihe opposition to Mr. lar
lier's election by a few of our Republicans comes from personal matters
which should not enter into thL-s canvass, .-uid for the future welfare of
the party and our townspeople I should hope they would forget their
personal dislikes and vote nest Tuesday for the most logical candidate
for Town Representative for ltl'J.'J. Mr. Frank E. Rarber.
EDWARD C. CROSBY
. , Republican Nominee for Senator.
MAX GETS Sl.r00 VERDICT
CINCINNATI. Nov. 4 A ver
dict for $1.5!X) dimages in favor of
George Carter. 4" years old. wlx
charged Miss Alice Peel, 41. with
breach of . promise to wed him, was
returned by a jury in superior court
here- late yesterday. Miss Perl d'd
not appear to defend the suit, which
was- for $10,000 damages.
Fred Griswold Field, SO, Was Head of
First National ami Had Other
(Special to The Reformer.)
SPRINGFIELD. Vt., Nov. 4.
Fret! Grisv.-old Field. SO. for many
years a prominent citizen of North
Springfield and head of the First Na
tional bank of this1 nlace, died yesterday
in his home", following n long period of
ill I call h. lie was born here Jan. 1,
tN-12. and in early manhood conducted a
iueicantile business in the north village,
disposing of it some years ago to devote
himself to his banking interests.
For .". years he was one of the' corno-
j rators of the Springfield Savings bank
j and for 23 years was on the board of
trustees. At the time of his death he
was -Jit-smeiii 01 ne i iim .National
bank, which jmsition le had held 22
vrars. For a long time previous to that
he was one of the directors. In IS.'
he was apiiointed state inspector of
finance fr two years by Gov. ( S.
Mr. Field represented Springfield in
the legislature of INTO and was senator
from Windham county irl the .session of
Mr. Field married Anna M. Turbell
of Cavendish, who survives with two
children. Fred T. Field of the law firm
(vf Proctor. Goodwin. Field & Hoar,
of Huston, who served the government on
the advisory board in Washington dur
ing the war. and a daughter. P.ertha Isa
dore Field, who lives at home.
Funeral services will be held in th
home Monday at "J o'clock. The banks
here wi!i be closed during th service.
PROGRESSIVE IN 1912.
E. C-. Crosby as Hood a legislator 1 han
As H He Had Reen Republiraii. S
Editor of Reformer:
Supporters f lr. Lynch" s candidacy
for representative luive come across one
or two instances where Edward (!.
'rosby. Republican senatorial nomine',
has urged people t vote for Mr. liarber
beeause he was a Republican.
Mr. Crosby is a splendid man. but in
1012 he wasn't so strong for the Republi
can partv as he is toda lie was elected
representative as n Pvrrssive-that year
and did just as good work as if he had
been chosen on the Republican ticket.
, 1. E. Tasker, Secretary.
Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Charles C. Cliayer, 1'a.stor.
SuiuLiy. Nov. ..
1 a. m. Morning worship. Theme.
The Church the Saving Agency.
Seventh sermon in series on High
Points f the Christian Faith.
The sacrament of the Iord's Sup
per will be administered.
l. a. m. Sunday school session.
10 p. in. Epworth league service for
young people. Subject, the Secret
of Making the Gift Attractive.
Leader, E. E. Covey.
50 p. in. Evening worship. Final
in"eting in the unit of service on
Tie Christian Faith. Theme. The
Christian a Follower of Jesus.
The chorus choir and orchestra
will be present.
The Ladies' Aid society will hold a
t rummage sale next Saturday. Nov. 4. in
the Emerson building. As far as pos
sible, they would like to have good
brought Friday afternoon in order that
they may be marked..
Monday, t 7..'M p. in. Regulur meet
ing of the ofliciaL toard in the vestry.
of ;M(i other Representatives and
voters must admit it takes a smart
Form Windham County Or
40 Present .
IN ROUND TABLE
Prof. Fred C. Sears of Amherst Agri
cultural College Speaks Gerald
Adams of Marlboro President Apple
Show lo Re Held Here.
Windl-am county, which already ' pro
duces more apples than any other county
in Vermont, although people in general
have not recognized that fact, is to make
the apple-growing business more of an
asset, through the efforts of County
Agent R. W. Harvey of this place. I?y
invitatipn of Mr. Harvey, representing
the Farm Itureau. about 40 apple grow
ers from this county met here yesterday,
partook cf a first class chicken dinner at
Ye Ohle Tavern and were in session
there from 1.1-" to 4.45 o'clock, organiz
ing an apple growers' association.
After calling the meeting to order Mr.
Harvey explained the purpose -of the
meeting, which was that it had been felt
for some time that in view of the fact
that there was no extension fruit so
cialist in the state an apple growers' as
sociation would come nearer giving the
(Continued on Page Six.)
BARDIS TO OPEN
FRUIT STORE SOON
Moving Equipment Litr Store in Wool
worth Ruiklin? Formerly Occupied
by S. Winfield Meade.
Nicholas G. Ilardis. who was in busi
ness on Elliot street- here about six
years tigo and who recently has been in
Springfield. Mas., will open a fruit,
candy and ice-cream parlor -in the store
in t he Wool worth building formerly oc
cupied by S. Wiutield Meade. Two
trmkloads of showcases and other para
phernalia arrived from Springfield this
Mr. Hanlis expects to open his store
shortly before Tbank.-giving. He has
conducted two similar stores in Spring
field. Mass.. and said this morning that
lie also has a store in Keene, N. H.
Herbert P rior. S. of Morrisville. at
tempted t end his life Thursday by cut
ting a vein in his left arm with a razor.
He was not found until noon and' had
lvt much blood. He was taken to the
slate l ;spital - at Waterbury. where it
is stated that though in no immediate
danger his condition is serious. He has
been in feeble health and very despond
ent for u long time.
St. Michael's Church
Rev. W. C. Bernard. Rector.
Sunday. Nov. 5.
S.Oo a. in. Holy Communion,
lo.rio . in. Holy Communion.
7.o0 p. m. Evening Prayer.
Saturday, Nov. 4 Rummage sale at
the parish house. Contributions should
le at the parish house early Friday.
Large pac kages will be called for if Mrs.
W. R. Daley or Mrs. E. C. Farrington
All Souls Church
P. Wood.' Pastor. 12 Grove St.
Q. S. Osgood, Pa-stor Emeritus,
HI High St.
Sunday, Nor. 5.
lO.oO a. in.
AH Souls service. The pas
tor will preach on Our Profession
of Relief. Communion service
will be observed. Let us make
this a rally of all who regard All
Souls church as their church home,
a, m. Sunday school,
p. m. Y. V. C. I", meeting.
Hopkins the Florist, Inc.
Cf We take great pleasure in Stating to the lovers of
extraordinary photoplays, that on Monday and Tuesday
November 6 and 7, at 2.30, 7 and 8.50 P. M., we
are proud to present Richard Barthlemess in his new
4 masterpiece an epic of motherless love, from George
V. Hobarts remarkable play, "Sonny."
LATCH IS THEATRE
Hospital Gets Additional
Gift of $10,000 from Mr.
arid Mrs. Geo. L. Dunham
RED CROSS PUBLIC
of County Project 4
Reports of Public Health Nurses of Drat
tleboro and Townslieml Districts Also
That of Exclusive Secretary of County
The adoption of a scale of fies for
nursing service rendered by public
health nurses in Windham county, the
discussion of the possibilities of assist
ance to the doctors, giving better service
to the rural towns, and reports of the
work .-H-complishexi in the past month by
the Red Cross nurses comprised the prin
cipal business of the administrative com
mittee of the county public Lealth pro
ject at its meeting yesterday.
The scale of nursing fees will be the
same as that in force by the Mutual Aid
association and will nppiy to service
9 rendered in maternity work and district
bedside calls.. The scale follows: Ma
'.eriiity cases, "t ; pre-natal work, .$1 a
call : district calls, lo cents an hour.
Educational work, including the home
(Continued on Page Five)
Concern with Headquarters in New York
in Receiver's Hands Opened Last
August on Elliot Street.
The branch piano stoi-e of j;. shon
ii.ger company on the tecond floor at '
Elliot st i vet is closed, following the plac
ing of the business of the firm intoths
hands of a receiver several days ago.
The R. Shoninger company -s home of
fice is in New lork city, and several
months ago stores were opened in several
New England cities. The Rrattleboro
branch was opened Aug. 1. N. L. Moses
being in charge.
Tlie tirin always maintained a high
credit rating up to the time when it
inaugurated its chain of branch stores.
Since that time, the rating of the firm is
reported to have dropped, and conditions
finally culminated in the receivership 6
a few days ago.
Just what plans will be carried out as
far as the local store is concerned cannot
be ascertained. The store has been
closed several days this week, although
it is said to have been open for very
short periods. There is a stock of several
pianos' at the store.
There are several loal creditors who
are interested in the affairs of the com
pany, but it Las been found difficult to
obtain information regarding conditions,
even from the New York office. It is un
derstood that the local manager has not
been able to receive all the desired in
formation from his superiors.
A Hip Kit.
In the bright lexicon of flappendogy
there's no such word as pale. Wash
First Baptist Church
Clark T. lirowncll. D. D., Pator.
10.;0 K. in. Morning worship followed
liv l-iord'.s Supper. Sermon. A New
Task. 11.4.1 a. m. Rible school.
7."0 p. in. Evening service. Subject, A
Monday, 7.S1) p. m. Boy Scouts.
Tuesday evening, Nov. 7. Regular
meeting of Ringham Chapter, No. JiO. O.
E 'S. A full attendance is desired. Im-
! porta nt business to be transacted.
Total of $25,000 Available
. Now for Building
Directors Consider Plan for
Increasing Size of
At a meeting of tie directors of the
Rrattleboro Memorial hospital last eve
ning Mr. and Mrs. George L. Dunham
announced a gift of $10,000 to the hos-
i pital corporation in addition to the $13,-
0H they had previously given toward
the erection of a nurses' home as a me
morial for their daughter, Marion. This
splendid gift will make possible the im
mediate : erection of a nurses' Lome,
something the hospital Las badly needed
for a long time, and it is the expecta
tion of the directors that work on the
new structure will' be started this fall.
In connection with the Dunham gift
the directors took up the necessity of en
larging the hospital itself, not only to
accommodate the increasing number of
patients but to enable increased efficiency
in the way of operation and mainten
Iu the opinion of the directors, a hos
pital superior to any in this locality is
within reach of Rrattleboro at a rela
tively smail cost. It is understood that
Richards M. Rradley, representing the
Thompson Fund - trustees, is heartily in
sympathy with the project of hospital
enlargement and has intimated that ad
ditional revenue may be forthcoming
from the trust to assist in the work. In
addition to this, however, it would bo
necessary to secure some local contri
butions, and that is a phase of the mat
ter which .th hospital directors say will
bo explained more in detail as the pro
The question of increasing the size and
efSeiencv of the Memorial hospital has
j lii-en under consideration for more than
a year, not only by the directors but -by
a board of trade committee composed
..f H. C. RW: E. L. Hildreth and C. A.
Hoyden, which was . appointed to reach
an amicable understanding between tb
town and the Thompson trustees on all
matters jertaining to the fund's admin
istration in Rrattleboro. This commit
tee has Lad a number of conferences
with Mr. Rradley and hopes to report
soon on a definite plan of hospital en
largement that will have the approval
alike of the Thompson trustees, the hos
pital directors, the committee and ' the
public at large.
FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Volstead Act as Well as Others, Dr.
Editor of The Reformer:
Several people have asked me how I
stand on the temperance question. Let
me say that I stand for the enforcement
of all law. including the Volstead Act,
alike among the rich as well as the poor
On Putney Road as well as on Fort
' EDWARD 11. LYNCH.
Nov. 4. 1022.
And Still. They Complain.
'The street-car service in this town is
terrible." complained the citizen.
"Well." said the superintendent, "we
aim to give the people more than mere
service. We like, to keep them happy
by giving them something to grumble
at." Roston Transcript.
Centre Congregational Church
H. I. Woodiii, I. D., Taator.
Sunday, Nov. .".
10.J3O a. in. Morning worship with
sermon by the pastor. Subject of.
sermon. The Indispensable Christ.
Reception of new members and ob
servance of the Lord's Supper.
12.00 m. Sunday school sessiou.
7.00 p. m. Young people's meeting.
Red Men's Hall
Dance every Saturday night.
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