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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1919..
11 Kuorlte, and Mrs. John Kingsbury o Wnltsflold woro In town, Monday. C. W. Ward was In Bolton, Monday. Mr, and Mrs. 13. F. Palmer nnd daughter, Chnrlotto, of Waterhury, wore In town, Sundny. Sovorul from town attended tho "Wclcomo Homo" celebration In Montpeller, Wednesday. MIhh lluth Lackoy of Montpocltcr was a guest ut I'. K. Johnson's last wook. WATERBURY Thursday ovcnlng tho dining room of tho Wnterbury Inn looked tho welcome Which tho vlllago wan trying to show to thoso boyH of tho community who weru discharged from service. About 25 wero present, with their families and friends. On their nrrlval homo they woro mot by tho band and largo numbers ns tho train pulled Into tho station Thursday ovcnlng tho band escorted them to tho Inn and many of tho citizens nlso assembled on tho slreotn with cheers and good wishes after tho bnnquot, Attorney C, 11. Adams acted ns lonstmastcr. C. D. Swasey was the first to respond, giving tho wolcomo Tor tho vlllngo. Other toasts woro given by tho Rov. Robert Dovoy, tho Rov. Georgo Lock, Dr. Nowton and C, C. Graves. Mr. Adams also spoko at somo length and tho words of all were most hearty In their greeting. Vocal solos wero rendered by MrH. D. C. Jones, Mrs. D. W. Coolcy, nccompanlBt. Since tho ar rival of tho boys, homo gatherings havo been numerous nnd friendly grcotlnga ox clinnged on every Bldo. At tho home of Ktlgcno Hurvcy In Duxbury a Inrge fam ily party was hold, four generations being present. Thero will bo services at tho Con gregational Church next Sunday. Tho Jlov. George 11. Locko prenchod a sermon to tho united congregations Sun day nt tho Methodist Church und offered to uld In nny wny the Congregational parish also, -while they wore without a pastor. Tho condition of Ocorgo Robin son Temalncd nbout tho samo yesterday. Ho remains unablo to movo ono side. Tho decorations In tho dining room of the Inn for the banquet to tho poldlers woro In charge of Mrs. Hopkins nnd were In nccordanco with her usual good taste. Mr. nnd Mrs. W. Roy LeBaron aro homo from Burlington, called hero by tho death of Mr. LeBaron's father. Mrs. B. R. Domerltt has sold her homo farm In Duxbury to Charles Abbott, who soon takes possession. Mr. nnd Mrs. Demorltt havo bought the Andrew Brown placo In tho vlllago across from tho Inn. Mrs. B. R. Demorltt, Mrs. 13. F. Pal mcr and Mrs. E. A. Stanley attended tho D. A. R. meeting In Montpollor Satur day and Mrs. A. T. Cnnordy accompanied them as far as Middlesex, tho trip bolng mndo in Mr. Domerltt's -new car. Mrs. George W. Morse also attended tho mooting. There was nn Interesting ad dress by the Rev. F. Barnby Leach and vocal solos finely rendered by MIbb Merle Turner, who has frequently visited relatives here. A family reunion is bolng hold with Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Densmoro on Crossett Hill. Mrs. Donsmoro's threo boys having 'returned from ovorseas and coming heio with Mr. and Mrs. Densmore and other members of the family from Chelsea Monday night. Oscar Taylor, Georgo Taylor and Burt Taylor have been In tho service 23 months and wero nmong tho first U. S. contingents to go across, and were in several of tho Important battles and have returned homo without a scratch, not having a hospital Bcrvlco. They were together moat of tho tlmo. With them is the family of Oscar Taylor and George Ryford and family. Mrs. Ryford being Mrs. Densmore's daughter. One of those most recently homo Is HerbOTt Canerdy, who after his discharge wnt to Philadelphia before coming to his homo in Duxbury. He has had a fine expenonco ana reports easy times einco last February. Senator W. P. Dillingham attended tho meeting of the directors of tho Wator- bury Savings Bank & Trust company (TPne3day and visited friends in town. Mr. I and Mrs. C D. Swasey accompanied tho EeBaron family and friends to Barre Tuesday for tho burial services for Mr. LeBaron. Among those from out or town to-attend tho funeral hero wero Mr. and Mrs. Arthur LeBaron of Bnrre. Mr. nnrt Mra. Helvtn G. LeBaron of Franklin, N. H Miss Mary Bosworth of Barre, Mrs. osie Pierson ot Felchvlllo, Mrs. Nora Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Campbell and Mrs. William Carroll of Barre and Carroll Strong of Montpeller. Representatives of tho Waterbury Grange attended the funeral Mrs. W. J. LeBaron, Miss Kath leen LeBaron and Mr. and Mrs. W. Roy LeBaron went to Felchvlllo yesterday for a few days with Mrs. LeBaron's parents. Roy W. Demorltt Is In Randolph putting out the seed for the canning factory In that place. Mrs. B. E. Wallace Is con fined to tho house by Illness. Principal C. P. Hart remains quite 111 with the mumps nt tho homo of Henry Demerltt. NewB was rocelvod yesterday of the death of Mrs. Myrtle Boyce Atkins at Brattleboro. The body will be brought here to-day. Mrs. Herbert Greenlcaf, her sister, and Mrs. Grcenlenrs daugh ter will nrrlvoi this morning from Wal tham, Mass. WARREN J. L. Spauldlng went to Boston last week to visit his son, Ralph, who Is In the hospital. Harold LaMordor has moved his family Into the Godfrey Sum ner tenement. Mr. and Mrs, Frod Elliott wero In Montpeller, Friday. Charles Johnson, who has beon at his farm dur ing the sugar Benson, has returned to Windsor. Albert Murray passed away Saturday morning nfter a long Illness. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kingsbury of Montpellor were In town the past week. Horace Kingsbury has sold his farm to Arba Wheeler. Mrs. Mary Estey, who has been caring for Mrs. Amanda Kings bury, haB returned homo and Miss God frey a trained nurse from Burlington la with her. Charles Sterling of Chelsea, Mass., Is visiting relatives in town. John nnd Fred Mobus arrived , home from France tho past week. Mr. Mobus has had threo boys In tho service nnd they havo all been spared to him. Howard Spauldlng of the University of Vermont was homo Sunday. Florence Mooro Is home from Goddard Seminary. WATERBURY CENTER George Long and Oeorge Bragg of Warren wore business visitors In tho place Tuesday. W. H, Boyce hns moved from M. H, MoodyV; farm to Waterhury, Eugene Batcheldcr has moved to a tene ment at M. E. Hutchln's. County Warden E. S. Nowcomb was In Montpeller and Mnrshfield Thursday on business. W. W. Marshall has taken the Mark Moody farm and Is moving there. Mldor Lucia left Moivlay for Sugar Hill, whero he has employment at Sunset Hill. Mr. Tracy and family of New Brunswick, N. J has taken possession of the farm on Loomls Hill recently purchased of Gene Batchelder. Mr. and Mrs, William Simp eon have been visiting Mr, and Mrs. D, J. Adams, Miss Esthor Bacon of Morrls Vllle come to Mrs. E. A. Newcom's Mon day. Miss Eva Merrhim Is visiting her sister, Mary, In Albany, N. Y. Mr. Wnr ren of Stowo la working for Dow Brothers. WORCESTER. Dean Wltham, who bus boon employed by Mr. Ladd for several years, haB bought tho stage outfit and mall route, Worcester to Montpeller and return, from Carl Bruco, who hns run It for the hiBt six years, giving satisfaction and ostahllshlnf; a good business. P. G, Boston, who has been a very satisfac tory road commlsBloner, has raBtgned nnd tho neloctmen have appointed fharles Cain to the place, Mrs. Mor- ley of Albany visited lior Hon, John, hero recently. Archlo Straw of Wnlts flold visited friends In town last week. Whtlo horo ho was a guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. Edward Johnson. Tho prlzc spoaklng by high school pupils at tho town hall Thursday evening wna very cnjoynble. WAITSFIELD. Mlss Louisa GlcnBon of Montpollor spent Sunday nt the homo of hor parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. R. J. Gleason.-Mr. nnd Mrs. Clayton Demorltt of Montpellor wero week-end guests of Mrs. Demorltt'B parents, Mr, and Mrs. A. L. Uoyco. Mr. and MrH, Arthur Miller of Klttory, Mo., aro tho paronta of twin girls. Tho Y. 1'. B. C. of tho Congregational Church was very pleasantly cntortnlncd at tho homo of Mr. und Mrs. R. L. Stafford, Friday. Mr. nnd Mrs. Dan McLaughlin woro called to Now York the past week by tho death of Mrs. MoLnughtln's sister Tho Misses Mildred and Beatrlco Dunbar spent Sunday at their homo In North Fnyston. Windsor County WHITE RIVER JUNCTION. Michael H. Dostum retired April 30 ns chief of tho White River Junc tion police department, a position ho hail filled for flvo years past. Ho Is succeeded by Francis J. O'Kcofe of Taunton, Maes. Superintendent .1. 10. Wilder of tho Charles Downer State forest, Shnron, re ports tho completion of tho seaaoim ship ments of nursery trees nnd that tho totnl sent out to nil sections of Vermont wna 287,000 Scotch plno nnd spruce. Forestor W. G. Hastings nnd Harold M. Bailey, Stnlo entomologist with a forco of men aro this wcok engaged In tho suppression of tho whtto pine bllstvw Howard .1. Mil ler and L. LoBourseav. left Sunday on a business trip to Arizona and Oklahoma. They plan to be away for two weeks, Tho threo uct comedy, "What Happened to Jones," will be presented by the Hartford high nchool In Gates opera houso on Friday evening. Thero arc 13 characters In tho oast. Myrtle lodge, I, O. O. F will observe tho 100th anniver sary of tho founding of tho order In Odd Fellows brill Monday, tho 12th, when a special and varied program wilt ho pre sented. M. H. Dcgnnn Is n now and third clerk In tho Junction Houso office. Mr. Degnan recently retired from the local pollco force. Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Dlmlck passed Sunday at his former homo In West Hartford. Sherman Carponter pass ed tho week-end In Tunbrldge, his former home. E. J. Eaton passed Sunday with friends In Bethel. Miss Dorothy Hazcltlne and friend, Miss Gertrudo Mctcalf of ChclBea, passed tho week-end at tho homo of Miss Ituzeltlne's parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Hazeltlne. Ray mond A. Chase -was a present week guost of relatives In Wilder. Superintendent George' A. Chcdcl of tho Champlaln Realty company, reports that at tho be ginning of this present week, somo 10,000 cords of pulp wood had roached Lancns- tor In Its drive down tho Connecticut river. The annual Inspection of Vermont Comandery, Knights Templars, is slated for Tuesday afternoon and evening, tho 13, In Windsor. Tho Rev. H. L. Thornton haB entered tho employ of the Landmark as Its vlllngo reporter. N. P. Wheelor Is on a buslneSB trip to Boston. John R. Hancy of tho 303 Held artillery Is homo for good from army service Miss Ressio Cnrr haa returned to her position ns as sistant In the sanitarium, Randolph. Leo LaBellc, for 35 years a Hartford town resident, died at tho family home Friday, tho second, from cerebral hemor rhage. Ho was In his CS year and had but recently returned from a five weeks stay In the Mary Hitchcock hospital. Tho funeral was held Monday from St. Anthony's Church with a high mat's of requiem sung by tho Rev. C. C. Delany. The interment was In Mount Olivet cemetery. Tho annual meeting of tho White River Junction board of trade Is sche duled for Tuesday, May 13 In tho Knights of Pythias hall. The nominating com mlt'ote consisting of Georgo B. Carpenter. Garfield H. Miller. Fred L. Davis, George u. Nichola and George E. Mann, will re port the following list ns officers of tho board for the year ensuing: President, James F. Dewey; first vice president, George O. Nichols; second vlco president, Frank P. Campbell; secretary, Everett J. Eaton; treasurer, F. T. Williams'; execu tive committee, Charles B. AVard, Fred L. Davlsi Georgo G. Nichols, Georgo H. Mann and Leslie A. Porklnn. Tho Smith & Son corporation Ib having installed In Its fnctory, a new 1M horsepower boiler. A special meeting of fire precinct No. 1 Is called for Tuesday evening, May 20, in K, of P. hall to see what action will bo taken upon the proposition to build a brick fire departmont house. Tho prudentinl committee consists of C. L. LcBauneau, G. H. Miller nnd L. A. Per kins, nnd it Is the current report that tho commlttoe favors tho nolllng of the present house nnd building a now one. Dr. L. H. Adams, a veterinary surgeon of the national departmont of agriculture, has beon In town the pnst week and Tues. day completed testing the herd of 18 puro urea Jersey cows of Fred L. Davis. Every cow In tho herd was found nafo from tuberculosis. .Inmes C. Otis, accompanied by Alfred Gilbert will visit the Gllcad section of Bethel this week nnd also tho Jericho section of Hartford and make ad- urenscs on poiatoo culture. At tne Jencno meeting, Kenneth T. Allan will epeak to the boys nnd girls on garden and farm work for the present season. SHARON Tho formal roopenlng of tho Sharon house, now owned by an association of citizens with Fred W. Dyers as manager, was a May Day affair and In Its every feature wa a distinctive success. Thero was a largo attendance and nt the chicken pie BUpper covers were laid for 98. Music was by Dewey's orchestra of South Royalton and the floor manngers at tho danco were William Patten, Dr. E. J. Stono and F. O. Billings. Tho com mltteo of Introduction Included Samuel Hammond nnd E. C. Patten of North field; Seymour Ilazen and R. C. MuiiecII of West Hurtford; Ernest Kendall Wil liam Stono, and A. L. Judd of Strafford; Edward IIopo, Georgo Fules, and E. H. Ashley of South Royalton; M. C. Noyt3, M, a. Drown, and H. J. Snow of Sharon. Miss Doris Heath haa been named an Bulutatorlan ot the South Royalton high school, She is tho daughter of Mr, nnd Mrs. W. E. Heath. Tho local lodge of Odd Fellows attended tho one hundredth anniversary of tho order services In South Royalton, Sunday, M. C. Noyea, State supervisor of highways for tho Windsor county dlBtrlct, left Monday for Windsor, with a State road engineer to porfect plans for tho further construction of a Stato road In that town. From Windsor Mr. Noyes will go on ofllclal work to town In tho southern part of the county, Former Governor Allen M. Fletcher of Cnvondlsh and president of the Shnron Lako Mitchell club, was nt tho lako club house over the week-end. Miss Grnco M. Badger was a woek-end visitor at Montpeller Seminary, whero she was a recent pupil. Charles Dnwnor Ib In town from Boston. Clara A. Poterfl of Brilllon, Wisconsin, Ib In town and Is a prnspuctlvo farm buyer. Mr. and MrB. M. L. Dlokey of Lowell, Mass., the re cont purchasers of a farm In Norwich, are registered nt tho Sharon I louse. William E. llenth now Identified with tho highway department left Monday on a trip to southern Windsor county townn. Tho first thunder Btorm of tho Benson nnd that a heavy ono, passed over thu town, Sunday evening. There la a present day promise of a record break ing crop of npplon the coming peooon an tho trees to-day aro loaded with dovel loped blossom buds. SOUTH ROY ALTON Thero has been considerable trans ferring' of real cstato tho pnst wcok. Charles Wiley has sold his placo to Horace Whitney, Charlos Hutchlns has deeded his former homo td Mr. Daven port, nnd Mrs. Charles Sargent haB dls lioscd of her Iioubo on Windsor street, Lesler Corwln being tho purchaser. Mrs. Sargent Is now moving her household goods to South Paris, Mo., whero sho will live with hor son, Myron Prescott. Monday was clean-up day on tho vlllago park. A band of loyal citizens, Including many school boys, apont eovcral hours In trimming wnlks, raking up rubbish nnd so forth. MIsh Grnce Barrows has re turned to her school In Pcabody, Mass., after a week's vacation at homo. On Tuesday evening a reception was given In tho Opora houso to tho returned sol dier boys. Tho houso ownod by tho Gun club linn been sold nnd moved to tho pines on Frank Dings' farm where It Is to bo used as a camp for tho Doy Scoutfl. Elizabeth and Robert Barnes have beon rccont visitors In town and at tho high school. Mr. nnd Mrs. S. C Drew aro visiting In Randolph nt tho homo of Mrs. H. H. Pago. Mr. and Mrs. Goorgo Hnrrlngton havo returned from Florida and aro spondlng tho summer In their cottago on Windsor utreot. "nnAnn on the treibt (By n White River Junction Landmark Man) That this is truly a democratic coun try, whero the poorest boy may even rise to become a league baseball pltchor. That the Mihool children havo agreed not to strike provided Bchool only keeps two hours a day with every other week vacntlon. That motorists aro annoyed by the dusty roads, but It Is somo satisfaction to feci that the dust you mako goes on tho car next behind. That Industrial harmony very often means that employer and employe have worked up a deal for sticking higher prices on tho public. That If thoso pesky officials down to Washington don't get busy soon tho Congressional Record won't got hero In tlmo to lay under tho hall carpet. That It Is a great sight to see the present generation of frco, unshackled and untrammelled women come down the Btreets wearing tho hobblod skirts. That tho price of food can't come down becauso tho price of labor stays up, and tho prlco of labor can't come down becauso tho prlco of food stays up. That nfter settling the attalrB of 1,000,000.000 people It will bo eomo come down to Mr. Wilson to havo to return and llston to the rival claimants for tho postmastcrshlp of Loncsomchurst, That tho fact that tho majority of voters know nothing of what their con gressmen are doing does not prove that they can't glvo an accurate record of a lot of the leaguo ball playera. That It Is complained that the boys aro shooting birds with tholr air gunB and It Ib urged that they be required to restrict themselves to target practlco on their neighbors' shed windows. That tho Germans threaten that if the peace treaty does not suit them they won't sign, and will continue their present stato of chaos and anarchy. Well, anyway, while they are chaoslng and anarchistlng they aren't making guns. CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS At tho ofllco of tho Vermont Con gregational Conference, It was an nounced yesterday that the first series of association meetings this spring would be hold next week in accordance with the following schedule: Addison association, Salisbury, Tues day, May ,6. Orange association, Randolph Center, Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8. Windsor association, Thursday and Fri day, May 8 and fl. Tho subject of these meetings will be "Tho Church as a Builder of Character." In addition to local speakers who will discuss various phases of the subject, three outside speakers are scheduled as follows: The Rev. Alden H. Clark, a representative of the Congregational Churches In India, will speak on "The Chango of the Foreign Missionary to Build Character"; the Rev. William a Beard of New York city, secretary of tho Home Missionary society, will speak on tho subject "The Home Missionary as a Builder of Character"; Secretary Charles C. Merrill of the Vermont Congrega tional Conference will speak on the sub ject of "Home Character-Building In Vormont During 191S-1919." SHOUT AND SHARP Where there Ib bo much smoke, as In the charges against Burleson, there should be some fire. But will he be fired? Chicago Tribune. If tho railroad situation results in an other revision of faro upward, Instead of thinking twlco about travelling most peo ple won't think about It at all, Pitts burg Gazetto-TImes. Mark Twain's formula for meeting a crisis was to go to bed and sleep, but this seems Ineffective an a means of meeting International problems Chicago News. The German delegation to Versailles will comprise six high personages with full authority to eat crow and sign on the dotted line. Fall River Herald; As we get It, Felix Diaz's chief claim to distinction, aside from being his unclo'H nephow, lies in the nifty manner In which ho can crawl Into a holo and pull It In after him. Macon Telegraph. Tho trial of tho former Kaiser Is where tho divine right will get left. Newark News, A very Important Incident of the Paris Conference which is being reached with difficulty Is tho motion to adjourn. Washington Btnr. Now York's new revenue tax not only shears tho lamb but pares the hide, Wall Street Journal, THE MELTING PfJT (From Leslie's) In Michigan a brewery has been mcta morphobcd Into a Methodist Church. Dancing masters Bay that the end of tho war has Increased tho dancing craze tin ceroid A company has been organized In Mary land to Insuro employers against losses from labor troubles, A two-story brick structure nt Albany, N. Y with fixtures, bricks and every thing was carried away by thieves. At Cleveland, Ohio, recently an clght-yoar-nld boy signed his namo as witness to the wedding of his grandmother. A woman sentenced at Boston for Ur 'ceny stated that she was well supplied with money and stole "for the novelty of It." Tho pay of tho Japanese soldier Is only 78 cents u month for first and second class privates, and 08 conls a month for cor porals. Tho Legislature of West Virginia has piiH.iCd a bill, restricting to 25 gallons tho vlne any one person may make for hlm- FOUNDER'S DAY JSOBSERVED Founder's day wna celebrated very riuletly at the University of Vermont. Thero was a Bmaller number of towns people present for tho exercises In tho gymnasium Thursday morning, tho nudl enco consisting almost entirely of the students nnd faculty. Judge 14, O. Mower of thin city delivered tho Founder's day address, his subject being "Our National Founders." Tho undergraduate addrosses were delivered by Pcrley J, F. Hill, '20, of Nowport on "Nation of Nntlons," deal ing with tho present league of Nations, nnd Ralph E. Drowno, '10, of Mnrrlsvllle, on "Bolshevism: What It Is nnd What It StandH For." Following the exercises In tho gym nasium, all four classes competed for the Lyman cup In tho fifth annual musical contest, tho prlzo being offered by Kilos Lyman. Tho ronlcst was held near tho statue of Lafayette, und whb won by tho class of 1920, It being a close decision be tween this class and the senior class. Tho Judges declared thnt they thought the sophomore and freshman classes needed considerable moro prnctlco In tho vocal art. Tho exercises of tho day began with tho assembly of tho collcgo battalion at right o'clock In tho morning, and tho ceremony of "escort of tho colors" took placo at 8:30. At 0:30, tho exercises were held around tho bouldor In front of tho Old Mill, tho old and now members of tho Bouldor so ciety being addressed by Acting President 'of tho University George H. Perkins. Now members of tho Boulder society, senior honorary, Key and Serpent, Junior honorary, Mellssedon nnd Akraia, girls' senior honorary, wero announced nt tho end of tho regular ceremonies In tho gymnasium. EXERCISES IN GYMNASIUM Tho exercises In tho gymnasium in I eluded muBlc by tho orchestra, nn anthem by the choir, scripturo lesson and prayer by tho chaplain, tho Rov. I. C. Smart, and tho Kinging of Julia Ward llowo's "Battle Hymn of tho Republic." Then camo tho addresses by Mr. Illll and Mr. Drownc. "Champlaln" was sung by choir and students nnd then camo Judge Mower's address. SOCIETY ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED Tho Boulder society announced tho following elections: Lucius C. Barrows of Now Haven, Dowltt H. Doano of Burlington, Irwin W. Gnlo of White River Junction, William L. Hammond of Burlington, Porloy J. F. Hill of Now port, Porter J. Mooro of Nowport, Le land F. Parker of Island I'ond, Noblo C. Shaw of Manchester Center, und Al fred J. RunnalB of West Lebanon, N. H. Tho elections for tho Key and Ser pent society woro announced as fol lows: Philip J. Branon of Burlington, George Norman Halgh of Burlington, J. Robert Jennings of St. Albans, Ed ward C. Melby of North Ferrlsburg, Frederick S. Pease, Jr. of Burlington, Julian H. Shaw of Manchester Ccntur, and Harry P. Sharpies of New York City. Mellsscdon elected thirteen men as follows: Of tho class of 1920, Luclua C. Barrows of Now Haven ,nnd Roy E. McFoo of Canojohnrle, N. Y., and of tho cIubb of 1921, Leonard S. Bartlott of Richmond, Philip J. Branon of Burling ton, Stanley W. Converse of Brldport, Wlllard Piatt Davenport of llrook lrn, N. Y., W. L. Goldthwalto of Chester, G. Norman Halgh of Burlington, J. Rob ert Jennings of St. Albans, Edward C. Melby of North Ferrlsburg, F. S. Pease, Jr, of Burlington, Harry P. Sharpies of Now York City, and Julian H. Shaw of Manchester Center. The Akraia, tho senior honorary girls' society, elected: Mildred Powell of Burlington,- Hazel Bylngton of Char lotte, Marjorlo Scott of Swanton, Nelllo Swasey of Waterbury, Ann Louiso Law ton of Island Pond, Erald Benson of Manchester, and Marjorlo Young of Or leans. The exercises closed with the sing ing of a latin odo by choir and students and the benediction by the chaplain. COUNTY, SUNDAY SCHOOLS Annual Convention to lie Hold In 111 In City Next Tnradny The annual convention of the Chittenden County Sunday School association will bo held at tho Baptist Church In this city next Tuesday, May 1.1. An unusually attractive program has been arranged which should Interest tho vlllago and country Sunday school work ers as well as thoso of tho city. The local county officers aro tho Rov. H. G. Banks of Willlston, Miss Harriett M. Wheeler secretary and F. W. NaBh treas urer, both of Burlington. Following Is the program: AFTERNOON SESSION 2:00 Devotional service, the Rev. .1. S. Braker. 2.30 Address, "The Book," the Rev. G. H. Spencer, D, D Boston, secretary Ver mont Blblo society. 3:15 Address. "Why Everybody Should Study tho Bible," tho Rev. C, c. Merrill. Vermont secretary. Congregational Do mestic society. 3:45 Address. "Training for the Ministry of Teaohlng," Miss Mary Sherburne War ren, superintendent Vermont Elementary Department. 4:15 Business session. Walter B. Glynn, Saxtons River, president Vermont Sun day School association. 5:00-0:00 Conferences. Secondary, the Rev, John C. Prince, Bellows Falls, super intendent Vermont Secondary Depart ment. Elementary. Miss Mary Sherburne Warren, North Pomfret, superintendent elementary department of Vermont Sun day School association. Missions, Miss Florence Hemcnway Wcllo, Brattleboro, superintendent missions for Vermont. EVENING SESSION 7:30 Praise service by local leader nnd choir. 8:00 Address, "Tho Young People and the New World Order," the Rov. John C. Prince, Bellows Falls. 8:30 Missionary pageant, under super vision Miss Florence Hemcnway Wells, assisted by local Sunday schools. OUR FIGHTING FAMILIES "The Smiths will win tho war" never appeared on a poster during tho con flict. Food, airplanes, propaganda and other agencies all were offered nt somo time as the balance of power, but the claims of tho Smiths family were over looked. They wore ready for tho fight, however, 51,000 strong. An army by themselves wore the Smiths who Joined tho colore. They outdistanced all com petitors for tho first honors, for tho John Bon fumlly only sent 29,000 membors to the conflict. The Jones boyH numbered n mere 22,500, running evor with their rivals tho Groens. America's other pro lific family, the Browns, sent 9,000 men to fight for Uncle Sam, Tho American melting-pot also turned out 4.D0O Cohens to help chase the Hun back of the Hln denburg line. In addition to these armies, there were enough boarcm of military names to frighten an enemy that had studied American history, No less than 74 Oeorgo Waablngtons wero In the ranks; two Ulysses K. Grants, nnd r more without the middle Initial Initial and 79 Robert E. LoeH.-Uussett Blackloy. in LoBlle's. " ; Practical Poultry Pointers I - V Ifcn-iumcr van hp nuvrri Uy Nlnrtliiir enrp or onr PRESERVE SURPLUS EGG PRODUCTION Store in Crocks Filled With a So lution of Water Glass The Cost Is Trifling Easier Than Putting Up Jelly Cleanliness Is Essential Feature iBy If. Armstrong Roberts) It Is unfortunate, perhaps, that our dally supply of food products Is not In proportion to dally demands. Most crops aro produced In abundance for two or threo months each year; during tho re mainder of tho year there Is no yield. On tho other hand our apputitos und needs aro virtually uniform throughout tho year. We require as much, If not moro food, during tho off seasons than we do In the productive months. And the only thing thnt meets this necessity Is the fact that wo aro farslghted enough to Btoro tho surplus production against tho tlmo whon there Is underproduction. Each year tho majority of our women folks preserve fruits, vegetables and other food products for winter use. At the same time canneries pack vast quan tities of edibles. If they did not our bill of faro would bo sadly frugal and monotonous. In addition to canning, pickling andi drying many products nru preserved by cold storage. It is immaterial what meth od of preservation Is used. Tho point to be emphasized Is tho Importance of con serving our foodstuffs while they aro In, plentiful supply. This idea applies to eggs, particularly. Egg production Is far from uniform. It Is unlikely that It over will bo uniform, unless perchance the seasons undergo a mlraelo nnd wlntor weather Is elimin ated, or the temperament of Mistress Hen Is completely altered. YEAR'S SUPPLY IN SPRING One-half of our annual egg crop Is laid In throe months from tho middle of March to the mlddlo of June. Then moro eggs are produced than are' con sumed, bv f,. wide mnrgln. Wo should havo to become gluttons to got away with tho eggs as fnst as they are laid In tho spring. And tho chances are wo phould sicken of eggs, whereupon they would have little or no value. Spring Is the natural period for lay ing. Conditions aro favorable; thero Is an abundance of fresh plant food; tho soli la lufroshed; even tho alr Imparts an Invigorating Influence. It Is spring. The entire animal kingdom feels Its stim ulus. Anything that resembles a fowl lays at this time. It Is ulto common for a flock of hens to score an SO per cent, yield during tho spring months, which Is to say, that from a dock o:' 100 hens a yield of 80 eggs per days Is obtained. Ono egg each day Is reckoned as a ierfect score. During tho remainder of tho year pro duction falls away. From July to Sep tember and from January to March o. 40 per cent, yield Is considered excellent. From September to January, which Is very much tho off-season, a 10 per cent, yield Is about par. Indeed, so far as tho fntiu hen Is concerned, production Is al most nil from August to February. Only tho commercial poultry plants, where tho bens aio cajoled by more or less artifi cial conditions, make a fair showing In unfavorable weather. As previously suggested, most house wives appreciate the need for preserv ing fruits and vegetables. Whero Is there n woman who does not take pride in displaying a cupboard whoso shelves are full of Jams, Jellies, relishes, can ned fruits, vegetables and other good ies? Preserving has been tho work of industrious women for centuries. If this be considered a good practice, why not extend the practice to egss? Why not proservc eggs? It Is Just as easy, easier, in fact, to preserve eggs than It is to put up a batch of Jelly. And It Is certain that Just us much of a saving can be made by preserving eggs as was ever made by canning fruits or vegetables. Tho risks of spolllngs nro about equal, un Importnnt If tho correct methods aro followed. WATER GLASS TREATMENT Preserving eggs at homo Is by no GOVERNMENT SELLS 12 ARMYJAMPS Price Received Is $548,000 War Department Makes Announce ment of Accepting Bid Washington, May C, Approval of the sale of twelve army camps eight national guard concentration sites and four small tnlscollnnoous camps for a total of moro than $548,000 was an nounced to-day by acting Socretary Crowcll, War department officials evidenced satisfaction with the results ob tulned, the materlul covered by tho sale consisting- almost exclusively of hastily constructed buildings and some stored equipment. In the enso of buildings, tho government had doslrcd for Its own use tho bnso hospitals nnd Btnrngo warehouses. Forty-four bldB woro received from (hp "Hltiern" In pair or rli. then nt lien ihr innteMt nnn most nun? 10 iinrvc moans a new Idea. On tho contrary, It Is qulto old-fashioned. Unfortunatoly, It baa not been given tho prominence It deserves. Comparatively few housewives aro familiar with It, and many of theso aro skeptical as to tho outcome. Such fears aro groundless, providing tho necessary precautions nre taken. Strictly speaking, the whole Idea con sists of precautions, becauso tho nctual task of preserving eggs Is as simple ns placing pickles In a vat of brine. Fact Is, tho operation Is nothing more than that, only a different preserving solution is substituted for tho brine. A solution of water glass (sodium silicate) Is used for eggs. Tho precautions consist mainly of pro viding clean containers for the eggs, puro wator, storing tho roceptacles under sail. Itary conditions, and moBt Important of all too see that tho eggs aro strictly fresh. No difficulty attaches to this lat ter requirement If tho eggs are produced by tho homo flock. If tho eggs' uro pur chased outside. It Is comparatively sim ple to check tho quality of tho eggs by ! a candling process. Tho oggs must bo in ' prime condition to start; that Is the se cret of success. Backyard poultry raisers and farm ers will find It to tholr advantage to pro sorve eggs, if only to escape forcing their surplus production on a crowded market and thereby having to accopt low prices. Moreover, tho average backyard grower Is merely Interested In supplying tho homo tablo with eggs, and not In selling them. PRINCIPLES OF PRESERVATION In order to fully understand the prin ciples of preserving eggs a llttlo should bo known of their structure and tho In fluenco to which they are susceptible. When nn egg Is lnld under sanitary con ditions a clean nest It Is comparatively free from nny bacteria or germs which might cause decomposition. But, like milk, the egg is nn excellent medium for bacterial growth. It spoils quickly under certain circumstances of dampness and dirt. Tho shell of the egg is exceedingly porous. It Is essential for It to be so, or tho embryo contained within the fer tile egg could not develop because of tho absence of oxygen. Should moisture, gases, dirt or germ entor the pores In tho shell tho egg starts on a downward careor, spoils. Thus the underlying principle of any method of preservation Is to protect the shelL The preservation must exclude micro-organisms, suspend the growth of any few that might bo present and prevent undue evaporation of tho liquids contained In tho egg. Keeping tho eggs nearlng the freezing point does these things, but refrigeration Is not practica nblo In the home. Some years ago oxtenslvo experimontB wero made to detormlne which of 20 methods were the most satisfactory ways of preserving eggs for homo use. The tests were carrlod out In n thoroughly scientific manner and lasted for eight months. The methods embraced every conceivable treatmont, from standing tho eggs In brine to painting them with shel lac. Only three of the 20 methods gave perfect results. These were eggs coated with vaseline, eggs packed In a solution of llmewater and eggs stored In a solution of water glass. MOST CONVENIENT METHOD From the standpoint of convenience, labor nnd Initial expense, not to men tion effectiveness, the water glass treat ment Is to be recommended as the best. Coating the eggs with vaseline or parnf flne Is' an Inconvenient, time-consuming mothod; packing the eggs In llmewater somotlmes communicates a distinct odor or flavor to tho eggs, and Is therefore objectionable. Water glass, the technical term for which Is sodium silicate, comes In two forms, a thick, syrup-llko liquid of nbout the consistency of molasses and a pow der. Both forms aroold by leading drug gists, though the liquid material Is tho most common. A solution of the desired strength Is made by dissolving one part of tho water glass In 10 parts of pure water. If the powder Is used, a slightly smaller quan tity of tho preservative may be employ ed. To bo sure of tho purity of the water tho best plan Is to boll It for about 20 minutes, then allow It to cool beforo adding tho silicate. In tho case of pow dered silicate, stir the mlxturo vigorously to prevent the formation of lumps. When It Is completely dissolved, the solution Is ready for use. If tho eggs are economic ally packed In a given vessel, that Is laid compactly, one gallon of tho solution Is ready for UBe. If the eggs aro econom- 35 Individuals and corporations, tho lnrgost single proposal being from ono largo wrecking company which of fered to take nil tho camps for a prloo approximating $640,000. This proposal was rejected lnrgely becnuse of tho desire of the department to turn over to cities ndjacont to certain camp", the sanitary and other utili ties which could bo used advantage ously for the benefit of their popula tions. Thus Augusta, Ga., will retain title to all underground Improvements nt Camp Hancock, nil tho improve ments at Camp Sheridan go to the city of Montgomery and the sowago and water systems at Camp Wads worth will be turned over to Spartan burg, S. C. No satisfactory bid having fioen rocelvod for Camp Sevier, S. C, It was announced that this camp would be offered at another sale minus tho requirement that the buyor nssume tho dnmago BUlts of local proporty ownerB. Most of tho camps sold wero In the South. Tho city of Montgomery, Ala., se cured Camp Bhcrldnn, Ala,, and tho State of North Carolina will tako over Camp Polk, N, C. Tho other camps went to In dividuals nnd firms, except Camp Ken drlck, N. J., which was withdrawn from the auction and Is to bo retained for the navy, and Camp Sevier; S. C for which no reasonable bid was received. FREE PRESS WANT ADS PAY MUST hatch Inn; time bIvp nil Ihe clitckn Into the? mr jimmcr lcally packed In a given vessel, that lsj laid comiwctly, ono gallon of tho solu tion la sufficient for preserving about 3fl dozen eggs. Tho cost should run loss than two cents per dozen. Almost any sort of a container that will hold liquids will do for storing eggs, though largo earthenware crocks that have a glazed or vitrified surface are preferable. They arc easier to clean and will not absorb tho solution. Five gallon crocks with covers, aro most desirable. BE SURE OF CLEANLINESS Galvanized iron buckets, tubs and slm liar receptacles, also wooden kegs or barrels may bo utilized, providing' they aro absolutely clean. Thoy should be thoroughly scalded and scrubbed beforo being used. Store tho filled containers In a clean, cool place. A clean cellar la best. If kept too warm excessive evap oration Is likely to follow and then tho silicate is likely to leave a slight deposit on tho shells of the eggs. Water glass solution Is not good for more than ono year's uso. Only eggs with clean shells Bhould be used. Do not wash tho eggs beforo pre serving, as this removed thp natural mu cilaginous coating on the outside of tho shell, which In Itself acts as a preserva tive. If tho shells nro dirty enough to require washing it Is becauso tho hens nests arc not properly arranged and cared for, In which event this fault should bo corrected at the source. When wo consider thnt a few stalo eggs may render tho entire container unfit for food It becomes apparent that care at tho beginning Is paramount. Strlcly high-grade eggs .arc necessary. If you aro uncertain as to the quality candle tho eggs. All that any preserva tlvo can do Is to seal the pores of tho shell. It cannot correct nny deteriora tion which may have started Inside the egg. For this reason many failures havo been blamed on the preserving solution, whereas the evil was due to the poor quality of the eggs or tho carelessness ot tho operator. HOW TO PACK EGGS It Is not necessary to pack tho eggs) all at once. With a small flock this would necessltato holding tho eggs for a considerable period before enough Wero gathered to fill n container. Tho eggs should be placed In tho preservative as soon as possible after thoy are laid. Tho quicker they are safeguarded against contamination tho better. As the eggs aro gathered from tho nests, which should bo twice a day In warm weather, place them In the solution, allowing enough, of tho liquid to cover tho eggs to a depth, of two Inches. As additional eggs ara packed add moro of tho solution until tho container Is filled. The vessels should bo examined about once a month to see that tho eggs are submorged. If tho liquid has evaporated, add moro of the solution. Endeavor to keep two Inches of the solution over the top layor of eggs. Somo sort of cover or lids Is nocesoary to keep, dust and dirt from sotting In the liquid and con taminating It, which dirt Is likely to af fect the eggs. Tho method as outlined abovo is not intended to keep eggs Indefinitely, but for a period of six to 10 months. April Is the month of maximum production, therefore this Is the most economical time to start preserving. Eggs are of the best quality at this time, too, which Is another factor worth considering. A shortnge of eggs commences In Au gust, hence tho preserved eggs are likely to be drawn upon nt, that time. Enough should be packed to last until tho end of January, when the flock will resume laying In fair quantities. Remove tho eggs from the water glass as they aro desired; don't hold them out of the solution for any length of. time, or they will deteriorate, Just as cold storage eggs will spoil If held for many days. Furthermore, preserved eggs will not stand the handling that fresh eggs can endure any moro than re frigerator eggs can stand It, consequently the housewife should not' bo disappoint ed to And some of the yolks broken. The membranes and tho entire structure of nn egg are weakened by nge, that 1st weakened structurally, but the food value and flavor aro in no way Impaired. In boiling preserved eggs It Is neces sary to first prick a tiny hold in tho large end of tho sholl; uso a needle for this work; otherwiso tho sudden expan sion of tho contents will crack the shell. Preserved eggs nre satisfactory for cook ing and tablo uso, nnd may be fried, scrambled, poached or boiled the samo as fresh eggs. Thoy will even whip up nicely for baking purposes. (Copyright 101U by Public Ledger Co.) COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE TO HOLD HEARING No, 163 of the Acts of 1919 gives the commissioner of agriculture authority to mako regulations concerning tho taking; of samples of milk and cream for making the butter fat test, the making of such test and computing of the results. Tenta tive regulations havo been drafted by Commissioner Brlghnm with the assist ance of State Market Agent M. R. Tol Btrup and Dairy Manufacturing Special ist V. R. Jones. These regulations havo been sont to nil the creameries, clieesa factories, condensarlcs and shipping sta tions, and a hearing will bo held at th ofllco of tho commissioner of agriculture, Stato house, Montpellor, Tuesday, May 13, at 10:00 a. m. to glvo Interested partlef nn opportunity to present objections ta the tentative rules and regulations sub mlttcd or to mnke suggestions for Inw provement. Patrons of creameries havo alwayt complained moro or less regarding th nccuracy of butter fat tests made ut dairy manufacturing plants nnd It Is hoped thnt theso new rules and regulations will result In tho employment of correct methods In all tho plants of tho Stato. Tho State creamery Inspectors will, Inso far ns possible, Bee that these regulation! nro carried out after they go Into effect Juno 1. E. S. BRIGHAM. Commissioner of Agriculture