THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1919..
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A very Important Incident of the Paris
Conference which is being reached with
difficulty Is tho motion to adjourn.
Now York's new revenue tax not only
shears tho lamb but pares the hide, Wall
THE MELTING PfJT
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
"Champlaln" was sung by choir and
students nnd then camo Judge Mower's
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
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
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:
2:00 Devotional service, the Rev. .1. S.
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
3:45 Address. "Training for the Ministry
of Teaohlng," Miss Mary Sherburne War
ren, superintendent Vermont Elementary
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.
7:30 Praise service by local leader nnd
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.
Practical Poultry Pointers
I - V
Ifcn-iumcr van hp nuvrri Uy Nlnrtliiir
enrp or onr
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
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,
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
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
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
WATER GLASS TREATMENT
Preserving eggs at homo Is by no
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
E. S. BRIGHAM.
Commissioner of Agriculture
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