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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER J .4. 1022.
Perhaps We Need a Bigger Policeman Walt Mason 3 Isl J Mi-jr Ml The Ideal Clirislmas Gifts A Boyce Motor Meter Nickle Bar Cap Sparton Horn Rear View Mirror Neverfail Spot Light Extra Set of Bulbs An All Wool Robe Eveready Flash Light Spare Tire Set of Weed Dc Luxe Chains An ever-visible and everlasting reminder of your thoughtfulness. We have a complete stock. Lane-Davis Co. . Published Every Evenini Except Sunday t Tb American Building AaauB, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Addrea All Communications to Th Reformer. TERMS OF StJBSCRIPXIOir Single Copies Thr Cents Delivered by Boy One Week Eighteen Cents One Month Seventy-fire Cents Three Months Two Dollars Six Months Four Dollars One Year Eight Dollars By Kail One Week Eignteen Cents One Month Seventy-five Cents Three Months One Dollar and a Half Six Months Three Dollars One Year Six Dollars Entered in the postoffke at Brattleboro as second class matter. The Reformer Telephone Number la For Business Office and Editorial Kooms. 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Dim and faulty vision flue fo error of refraction lessens your worth and ef ficiency, while perfect s-isht vastly im proves both. Our Glasses Will Help You lo Help Yourself. 4 TO THE SUBSCRIBERS It is the aim of the management to assure , each night, and it solicits the co-operation of subscribers to that end. Prompt reports should be given of each failure to receive the paper on the morning following the omission, in person, by telephone or postal "card, thus rn.ililin? the cause of the error to be promptly and accurately discovered and theiprtper rem edy immediately applied. It is only by this method that the publisher can secure the de sired service. The Reformer is on sale every evening by the following news dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C W. Cleaveland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyvflle), Krooks House Pharrnacv, Allen's Depot News stand, Gilbert J. Pollica. 297 South Main St. I Fort Dnmmer district). West Brattleboro, J. L. Stockwell. East Dumtnerston, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. WtUiatcs. Ntwfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C XI. Grout, Jamaica, R. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler, Sooth Vernon, E. B. Buffum. Hinsdale, V. H., W. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, M?ss., C A. Hay. THURSDAY. DKCKMI5KK i. 1022. i zT : rr i : : ; ; : . 1 THE NEW YE All. Now the New Year is advancing with the noise of bells and drums, and we find its shape enhancing, and indorse it as it comes. We. have recollec tions hateful of the year that's in decline ; for the new things we are grate ful, old things must take in their sign. With a new year in the saddle there is due a brighter day, and we'll gambol and skedaddle gladly on our sunlit way. It will be a fruitful -season, and the gentle rains will fall on the ground wc planted peas on, and the viues that climb the wall. Every thing we touch will flourish, in the new year's warming smile, and the gaudy dreams we nourish will come true in gorgeous style. We'll have credit at the baker's and a stand-off everywhere, and the coin we sent to fakers will come back, -with some to spare. For the new year comes to burnish every hope we have possessed, and our setting hens will furnish eighteen chickens to a nest. Oh, the new year is a winner, it's with fairy traits endowed, and we'll purchase from the tinner limousines that makes us proiftl; and no ills will, come to peeve-us, in our luck there'll be no hitch, and our maiden aunts will leave us legacies that make us rich. fr we gambol and we chortle, fill the air with happy whoops, for the new year's at the portal, and the old one loops the loops. Copyright by Cecge Matthew Adams Copyright by George Matthew Adams miiafrfrJMi OPTOMETRISTS BRA 'TLEBORO. VT 585 Alcohol We carry in stock the Pvro Denatured Alco- e liol. This is the highest test Alcohol on the mar ket 188 proof. Non-Freezing solution for water-cooled mo tors. Carried in stock in 50 gallon steel drums and gallon cans. FOOLISH HUNTING. When the federal bill to regulate hunting and protect migr.itnry birds t came up in the senire the other day, one of the senators hotly attacked the meas ure on the grourd that it interfk-rvd with the citizen's "right to hunt." Evidently the senator regards that as otic f the inalienable rights guaranteed Ly the Declaration of Independence and the United States constitution. Possibly it is. There is something in the consti tution, anyway, about the right to '"bear ariiis." and bearing arms probably pre supposes the right to use them. It might never have occurred to the Fathers of the constitution to limit an American citizen's hunting. But times have changed. The air. land and water are no longer full of 1 grime. Civilized man hfi encroached more and more on the wild life that once filled the continent, until many val uable species have been wholly destroyed and many others ar- doomed to extinc tion unless there is a change in the ik1- iey and practice and birds, beasts and fish, are fostered as "natural resources."" There may be a constitutional right to kill any living thing. There may be even a moral right to do so. though that is open to question. Hut if the people who insist on unlimited freedom in that respect were to have their way. before long there would be no longer anything left for them to kill. America would be stri'pped even of songbirds, as Italy has been. Coasting accidents are beginning to appear with frequency in the news, most of them being collisions fwith motor vehicles. The driver of an .automobile may have his car under perfect control and do everything in his power to avoid J the speeding sled, but the sled isn't so j easily controlled, especially if it heavily loaded double runner. Highways can never be safely ued at the same time by coasters and motorists. Today's Events 1 1 1 the Residents of New York city arc again bothered by the synura bug in the city water system, a micro-organ isnv which makes the water taste like cucumbers. If Prohibition 'Director Yellowley of that city puts his plan for a dry holiday over the top, thus cucumber-flavored beverage will be about all that New Yorkers will J- be served in any public place holiday week. The enormous sum to be distributed by the Christmas savings clubs of the country and the yearly growth of these clubs show that people really like to se when they once learu how. A lot of mothers will be glad to see a cold snap or two. Every one strens'Ji- Today is the l.'Ol anniversary of js ajtieatn ot tjeorge aMnngton. One hundredth anniversary of the his toric r.ottle Itiot in Dublin, Ireland. Sunset This evening marks the begin- ning of the festivnl of Hannukah, on of : j me cn-c joyous Holidays in the Jewish I I calendar. I The products cf the Foil, forests nnd iui'nvs oi isronsm win pe aispinycd at the Wisconsin Products Exposition, which opens in Milwaukee today. Mgr. Iionzano. the retiring apostolic delegate to the United States, is among those who will be elevated to the cardinal ate at the papal consUtory in Home to day. More tthan thirty states are expected to be represented at the fourteenth an nual governors' conference, which .begins its sessions today at White Sulphur Springs. W. Ya. Farm representatives and government esperts will consider the subject of rural credits on a national scale at the first annual euftention of the National Coun cil of Fanners' Co-operative .Marketing association, w-hieh opens in Washington today for a three-day session. a m a mmtm Leo urn Why Druggists Recommend Swamp-Root For many years druggists have watched with much iterest the remark able record maintained by Dr. Ki'mer's Swamp-Itoor. the great kidney, liver and bladder medicine. It is a physician's prescription. Swanip-Uoot is a strengthening medi cine. It helps the kidneys, liver and bladder do the work nature intended they should do. Swamp-Iioot h.is stood the test of vears. It is 'sold by all druggists on its merit and it should help you. No other kidnev medicine has so many friey.ds. He "sure, to get Swamp-Uoot and start treatment at once. However, if you wish first to test this great preparation send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer Ac Co.. Hinghamton. N. Y.. for a sample bottle. When Writing be sure and mention this paper. Advertise ment. " i BlOtQ oo!d ens the ice small boy. and makes it safer for the BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manager Public Auto Service Evenings, Saturday Afternoons and Sundays RLTERT GOODENOUG1I Telephone 14-10 , DKCE.MnUi: HILLS. There is a tendency among people who run charge accounts to let slide their December bills, spending their cash for Christmas festivities and trusting sonie how to pay the bills in January. This is neither fair nor is it good business. It is th movement of money which keeps biisinessgoing. " Holding up Peter to buy frills from Paul does not. in the long run. benefit either Peter. Paul or the buyer. The chances are that while Paul is the recipient of a little cash, he is going without the payment that James owes him. because Peter owes it. to James and the buyer has not paid Peter. The buyer's credit, in turn, goes down. The analogy is not ! much that of an endless chain as of a great river system. The main movement" is lakes, river, sea, clouds, rain, ground, rivulets, lakes, river and so all over again. Hut the sys tem is full of little unexpected brooks and pools and waterfalls, and people forger, in letting the attention be caught by them, that if they dam Up too many tiny brooks, the great river languishes and every body suffers. Most people mean to be square and honest, but they have not learned how to face facts. The fact is, if they want their own business to be good in Jan uary, February and March, they must pay their bills in December. Tel. Ki-W Overloading automobiles is a danger ous practice and the state motor regis trar of Massachusetts recognizes the dan ger by instructing all traffic pnlioemen to arrest all person? seen driving with more than two people on the front seat. A thid person may interfere with the safe operation of the car and make it difficult for the driver to reach his emer- I gency brake and gear shifts. Crowd the rear seat if you wnl, but give the driver plenty of room for -safety's sake. Mistletoe is reported scarce this sea son, but we shall hardly expect it to hold up any holiday osculation in which people feel like engaging. Only seven more short before Dee. 25. shopping days Enforcement of IJquor I.aw. (Uurlington Free Press;) Freedom of the press is one of the guaranties of the constitution of the United States, as is alx freedom of speech. The recent release of various men from the federal prison to which they were sentenced for utterances ngainst the welfare of our nation in war, serves to remind us. however, that free dom for ourselves does not mean license to interfere with the liberty of others or the general welfare. The same principle applies lo the sup port and criticism of law. We have every right to question any law. We have no right, however, moral or other wise, to seek to discourage enforcement of law. The appeal of President Harding to all patriotic people to help enforce the prohibitory law is a timely aid for the movement for, the more thorough enforce ment of the prohibitory law in Vermont. President Harding's appeal should ap-j ply especially to all right-thinking news-MS72 papers in America in general as well as Vermont in particular at tliis time. Thomas Jefferson stated a great and fundamental principle when he said he would riither have newspapers without a government than a government with out newspapers. Jefferson plainly had in mind news papers which uphold law and enter and not sheets which promote lawlessness and encourage disrespect of law by both precept and example. The? prohibitory amendment to the constitution of the United States is now a part of the nation's organic law. The spirit of law enforcement in this con nection finds another exemplification in the words of the Mister: "He that is not with me is against me: and he that gat beret h not scattcreth abroad." Disregard of law for the protection of human life in America has long been a reproach to our nation. So with the vio lation of other laws. The spirit of law lessness widespr The enforcement of prohibition means the enforcement of many other laws in-volvi-- the sanctity of human life and individual rights. lie that is not for the enforcement of law is against it. Are you for or against law enforcement? I In the Dai's News. Albert Thomas, who has conic to A:t.m ica to siuuy me industrial organization oi the United States and Canada for the benefit of the International Labor Hu reau, of which he is director, is one of the bunch of Frenchmen whom the war brought to the surface where they haw made themselves famous. M. Thomas i- essentially a strong man. He owes his position to hard work. When the war began he served his country as a lieuten ant of infantry. Then he obtained a stuff position. In the perilous days of the con flict he was summoned by the government for munition work. His qualification wa a familiarity with steel. He was mad" under secretary in charge " of munitioir work. In this position he did so well and effectively that i" the reorganization cf the cabinet he was given the portfolio of munitions and transport. Kain. Wen clouds get too heavy and start to leek, the result is rain. If they jest leek a little its ony a sprinkle, but a good size sprinkel is a drizzel and if it starts to drizzel harder than usual its proberly reely raining, and the next naruer thing tuau that i wen it rains like the dickins. Iiain is reely nuthing but watter alt divided up. its iuh to wawK in a sprinkel or a small size drizzel without a umbrella on acouut of having all the sensations of being out in the rain exsept the sensa lion oi getting vet, nut proberly it you ask your mother to leeve you no out in a sprinkcl he will think therrs no sents to it and sav no. If you have eny doubt about weather or not its going to rain the ferst thing to do is look up at the vifcy and if theres n clouds there at all it would even sound foolish to mention to enybody that you don't think its going to rain, and if theres ony a few small size clouds mov ing erround in different places its still a nice day. but if its all dark and fearse looking and you get hit in the eye by a drop of water wen-ou look up, its time lo take your umberella. Knuff rain is a good thing, espeshillv for flowers and farmers, wile not enuiT is bad and makes desrets and too mutch is still wcrse and makes leeks and fl(Kd:;. Its sure to rain sooner or later if you ony wnte long enuff, the ony trubble be ing that its Jilvol to come down wen you'd drat her it would stay up and vie? virtue. Make the Order for That Wiring Your Christmas Present Let CULVER Do It. Tel. 1022 78 .Main Sfrect WE SUGGEST For the Holidays California English Walnuts. I 40c lb. Faucy Mi.etl Nuts . '. . . . . 25c lb. Sweet Florida Oranges. . 40c doz. Imported Cluster Kaisins, 3Sc lb. Large Grape Fruit 2 for 25c New reanut Itrittle .. 22c lb. Peanut Butter Kisses 2k? lb. Har.anas 10c lb. line Malaga Grapes, just in on the S. S. Marconi, big clusters. sound as a bullet and look at this price 15e lb. Nothing like that since 1914. Fancy Satin Finish Ribbon Candy. 2. pr lb., in bulk, 2 lb. boxes for 45c. WHY PAY MORE? Also a complete line of Groceries and Canned Goods, at HAND'S Golden Rule Store 118 SOUTH MAIN STREET A little ways out, BUT Every man has a dual duty: 1. To saTeguard the needs of his family. 2. To safeguard bis own independence in' old age. We issue Insurance Con tracts to cover both. Call or write for rvl-in trt fit ifinr needs. National Life Ins. Co. of Vt. (Mutual.)' F. C. DINES, Special Agent. Brattleboro Vt. Today's Anniversaries. 1715 Thomas Pongan. one of the must popular of the royal governors f New Ymk. died in London. Horn at Casth'town. Ireland, in lti."t. 17!!)j(Jeorge Washington, lirst president of the United States, died at'.Mt. Vernon, Va. Horn in Wer-tmre-land county. Va., Feb. '2'2. 17.'J. 1M0- Joint resolution admitting Ala bama into the Union approved by President Monroe. A riot occurred in a theater ir Dublin; it is called the "bottle conspiracy" against the Marquis W ellesley. lord-ueutenant. Five hundred people perished in an earthquake that destroyedLeh ree, India. lSf2 sir Adams George Archibald, noted Canadian statesman r.nd iorist. died at Halifax. Horn at Truro, N. S., May P.. 1M . 181K5 Chris Evans, the California out law was found guilty of murder, and esteemed to imprisonment for life. Governor General Hlanco granted arar.estv to Cuban political exiles. Usually the muscles of the right side of the body are better developed than those of fhe left : .but, curiously cnoug'i, the left foot is often larger than the righ;. 1 IP V: & DAYS TO ? - V HRI5TlASg$yF ISD7 One Year Ago Today. The" British parliament met in London and the Dail Eireann in Dublin, to de bate the treaty for the Irish Free State. Today's Birthdays. Doke of York, second son of their Brit ish Majesties, born at York Cottage. 27 yeors ago today. lit. Rev. Frank A. MeLlwain. Lpisco- born at V arsaw, 1 t 4 i oi oiuer ias i..e sp.ru or ia- , Wsj,on of iMnlies0ta. b. ess was promoted for centuries by N y toda l rince i auios. mini m me nuiiiri Because she dreamed of a broadened field for . women athletes and posed in running trunks for a newspaper pho tographer to illustrate her idea, Dorothy Durant. ID-year-old athlete and sopho- was called '"on the carpet" by the college authorities. And now plays in Bos ton, "State" Next week "Capitol." New York and "Latchis," Brattleboro. Isn't that vonderful? The great est home folks story ever written. uincy i A King Constantine of Greece, born in 4.1 1 .... . 1 ,i ,- Hon. Pierre I'douard Blondin. former I 1 of Cumiln horn in '. Quebec, 4S years ago today.- George A. Tyler, former pitcher of the Boston National league baseball team, born at Derry, N.,11.. 153 years ago today. t t Miss Victoria A. Drummond. the first woman to leeome tully qualified for the encineerinir profession in Great Britain, more at the University of Washington."! lias just completed her first trip as a ship's engineer on a liner plying between Lngland and Australia 4 'Adams Sawyer With the. greatest cast , ever engaged for a Photoplay Christmas Trees Good Bushy Spruce Trees 25d, 50V75, $1.00 and 1.25 each Get in your order early. J. E. BUSHNELL 91 Elliot Street r " "A A V iT i Teeth Teeth Teeth Dr. Fred T. BicbclL the New Method Dentist, wishes to announce to the citizens of Brattleboro that for a short time he will make his Best $25 Set of Teeth for 15 These teeth are the same quality teeth that den tists charge $3." to $50 a set and guaranteed. Teeth Extracted Without Fain Only one visit to his office is necessary to be Cited by bis new method. Gold Crowns and Bridge work. For appointment call phone Walnut .1S2. or write i 25 Years Kviierience. ' References, fume of -n Brattkboro's leading dtizeas. r'. '"is uoiriiis irciii same unj nnituu iwiit on o a. m. iraiiL. ivciurn t..v irvm pniiKiietti. DR. FRED F. BICKELL 115 Stale St. The New Method Dentist I'toue Walnut :tS2 SPRINGFIELD. MASS. i I TMM "MOST It KSrUTI f-UL CJiJ ' III tH. JWtZRlCJt -" i . T rTl ft f 1 Good roads or bad, the New Series Paige v 6-66 swings along with the smoothness of a Pullman. That 70-horsepower engine was made for hill work and hard going; and thanks to a wonderfully balanced chassis and great 61-inch springs, you will swear that every road is a boulevard. Roberts Auto Company Elm Street A 1 'I