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MINE PERSONS KILLED
E
Y GAS POISONING
A Nawspaper Covcring
the Èntlrc Northeast
Section of Vermont State
Every Working Day.
VOL. VII NUMBER 155
MAY
VOTERS MUST
STAND BEHIND
MANAGER PLAN
Springfield Had Difficulties
At Outset of . New
Government
Mr. Stone in tlie second of his series of articles on the
operations of the town management pian in Springfield, Vt.,
tells in detail the working of the pian and tells what leading
business men li ave to say about this forni of government.
GEORGE A! LEWIS
DIES SUDDENLY
IN DERBY CENTER
Death of Owner of Derby
Garage Is Shock to
Community
George A. Lewis a well kuuwn
and much rcspecced citizen of
Derby Center, died at half past
rine o'clock Friday morning of
cerebral hemorrhage, Funeral ser
vices have been ajranged for Mon
day at one o'clock at the Metho
dist church, Iiev. Milo F. Eddy of
ficiatine. Burial vili be in the vil
lage cemetery in Derby Center.
(Continued on last page)
BPWS PLAN
WHO'S WHO
EVENING
Program Committee Ar
rangine for Tuesday's
Night's Meeting
The recently appointed Program
committee of the St. Johnsbury
Business and Professional Wo
men's club, Miss Dorothy C. Wal
ter, chairman is planning a get-ac-quainted
social for Tuesday night's
meeting in the clubrooms. Some
novel features are promised that
will result in every member pres
ent knowing- who's who. Associa
ted with Miss Walter on the com
mittee are Miss Cornelia Fair-
Continued on last pag,e
WE WISJl YOU ALL
A Happy
New Year
Mondar being a Iloliday
there will be no issue of
the
Caledorian-Record
Tuesday's paper will
contain ali the news of
the Holidav.
TONIGHT
Refined Dancing
AT LcCLERC'S HALL
MUSIC BY
Dunbar's Versatile Band
TTHE CALEDON1AN-RECORD
W
4.
Iiy ARTHUR F. STONK
Editor of the Caledonian-Record
The year I lived in Springfield
my home was at the top of the
longest Ki 11 in the villane and every
Urne it rained the road was badly
washed. A few years ago a cloud
burst took the gravel down the hill
and distributed it ali over Main
Street into which the Street from
the hill opens. It cost the village
$2,800 to repair the damagc from
this heavy storni. Under the town
manager pian George Bates, who
has charge of the road work, put
in a concrete gutter, several catch
basins, sloped the surfaee so the
water would run into the gutters
and the permanent improvement
will last for many years. This
kind of work has been goin on ali
over the town and village when un
der the old regime there was a hit
or miss pian for the highways
that missed more often than it hit.
The town manager had some Wis
sconin road planerà built at a cost
of" $45 cach and road commission
erà in many of the adjoining towns
who have noticed the absence of
washboards on the Springfield
highways have asked for drawings
of the planers.
The town manager has been ap
pointed state road agent and pa
trolman and the state road work
has been done under the town or
ganization. The mo.-t enthusiastic believer in
the town manager pian is Col. W.
I). Woolson, whose father was one
or the first citizen of this hust
ling village, and whnse loyalty for
the town is contagious. He was
clected selectman to fili a vacancy
causcd by death and he has the
confidencc and esteem of every one
in town. He told me he would
rather serve the town as selectman
without salary than to serve for
$5,000 under the old regime where
there was no co-opcration between
the various boards. He is strongly
of the opinion that the pian should
not be. start ed in any community
unless the voters aie behind the
pian and the three boards in the
town and village are oacit ol mu ;
Il .. .. 1. ..e t ... I
municipal manager ana ms pomi.
Ho cxnlaincd to me how the select
men and the village trustees kept
in dose touch with the town mana
ger's work. Each board meets
Manager Wright an hour a week
on dilfeient days. Mr. Wright
submits to them the bills for the
week, the tinancial standing of
ei'.ch department, his plans for the
roming week and any other mat
ters or imporUince. It is just such
a meeting as every "janK holds ev
eiy week and the selectmen and
the village trustees what
has been done and where the mon
(Coiiunuea ou page two)
TWO KILLED ON
PENN. RAILROAD CROSSING
WOODIiURY, N. J- Dee. !i0
Clarcnce Alexander Wray, a mem
ber of the 101!) University of
Pennsylvania football team, and
Lewis Renner of i'hiladelphia died
eaily thi.s moining as a result of
injuiies when a Pennsylvania rail
road train struck their automobile
bere late last night. Miss Kather
ine Johnston of I'hiladelphia and
Miss Elizabeth M. Trice of Wash
ington were injured in the acci-dent.
ST.
DOWN
Prejudice In
First Trial
Is Chargéd
No Claim To Set Aside
Yerdictof $465,000
In First Trial
(By the Associated Press)
BURLINGTON, Vt., Dee. 31
Arguments for a new trial
of the suit for alienation of
affections in which Mrs. Dor-
ritt Stevens Woodhouse was aw
arded damages of $165,000 against
her parents-at-law, Mr and Mrs.
I. E. Woodhouse, were made by
counsel for the latter in the coun
ty court bere today.
The formai motion to set aside
the verdict as excessive and un
warranted on the ground that it
was the result of prejudice, pas
sion and bias, was up for hearing.
Counsel for Mr. and Mrs. Wood
house directed their argument en
tirely to the matter of a new trial.
They made no suggestion that the
amount of damage be cut down.
TWENTY YEARS
WITH NATIONAL
F0RESTS
Sunt. A. H. Dinsmore In
Illustrated Lecture to
Woman's Club
The speaker at the regular met
ing of the St. Johnsbury Woman's
club Tuesday evening in Anthene
um hall will be Superintendent A.
H. Dinsmore of the United States
F'ish Hatchery. The meeting has
been arranged for the evening to
give a largo number of people the
opportunity of hearing Mr. Dins
more, and is under the auspice.-; of
the Forestry committee, Mrs. J. M.
Perham, chairman, Mrs. Helen C.
Thompson, Miss Inez A. Ilowe,
Miss Laura Jenness, Mrs. Mary
Goss, Mrs. F. IL Miner, Mrs. John
Somerville, Mrs. Margaret Hunt,
Mrs. Heniy C. Ellis, Mrs. Edward
Smythc.
Mr. Dinsmore's subject will be
"Twenty Years' experienco with
the National Forests", and in the
..ntlll.n .1 n -. i.n, ll.n IT t1.'Yl.itnrf
h-hui h ut j;iuiuw; iuunoicu
(Continued on last page)
COMPANY D
PLAYS LACONIA
THERE TONIGHT
AH Collegians Are Corn
ing Back at Tsew
Years
The Company D basktball team !
journey to Laconia today where
they meet the strong aggregation
at that place. The Laconia team
ha.s been strengthened sirice the
opening of the season and Coach
Burn'.s satellite expect to have to
go the limit if they come any
where near a substantial win over
them. I
The attraction New Years ève is
to be the sanie team that perforai-1
ed hei'e Thursday night and gave
the Company D basketeei.s such a
scarc. Beleiving that they would
meet with a.s much approvai by
the fans as any team that could
; be secured, Coach Burns asked
I them to return for that date to
I which they readily agrecd cxprc-s-l
I ing the intention of bringing a bet-1
ter developed team and that they
I expected to win.
If indications are right it will
I be the greatest game that will be
I seca on the locai floor this season.
I The performance Thursday even
ing was about as good a.s they
' make them but with the strength
! ened team of the visitors, and
Company I) realizing the caliber
of their opponents there is bound
to be soinetrung doing.
i
LATEST EDITION
JOHNSBURY, VERMONT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922
TRAMPLE0! By MORRIS
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TWO LYNDON
BANKS VOTE
TO COMBINE
In
Lyndonville Savings
Bank and Trust
Company
At a special meeting of stock
holders and depositors held Friday
afternoon it was voted to merge
the intercsts of the Lyndon Sav
ings bank and the Lyndonville
National bank in one institution
to be known a.s the Lyndonville
Savings Bank and Trust Company.
The pioposition has the approv
ai of Bank Commissione!' Carpen
ter. The new institution will have
a capital stock of $75,000 at a par
value of $100 a sharc.
The Lyndon Savings bank was
organized in 1885 and ha.s always
had a good patronage, lts last
semi-annual statement showed it .s
total rcsources to be $1,425,010. 46.
The National bank fornierly loca
ted at Lyndon Corner was moved
to Lyndonville and ha.s had an un
usually successful record and the
liquidation of the two mstitutions
into the one new bank is believed
to be a move for the strongthening
of the financial interests of the
community and for the benefit and
prof it of .--tockholders and dcpo.M
tors. The directois of the new institu
tion elected Friday are: (I. M.
Campbell, H. E. Folsom, F. E.
Dwinel, J. L. Norris and H. W.
Lyster, ali of Lyndonville, S. M.
Kartlett, West BurKe, E. A. I tar
li np and II. D. Webster, List
Burke; O. 1 Matlnon, Lvndon
Center.
The directory organized by
electing Mr. Fol.-om, president and
Mr. Campbell, vice president. W.
E. Riley, who was cashier of the
national bank, it to be the treas
urer and Miss Ida S. Pearl, who
was the treasurer of the Savings
bank, is to be assista nt treasurer
of the new bank. The new bank
will begin operations January 1.
SCHOONER IN DISTRESS .
I IN NANTUCKET SOUND
j CIIATHAM, Mas. Dee. 30 A
! three-masted sebooner without
sails and flying distress signals
anchored in Nantucket Sound to
day three miles olf shore, undoubt
ediy a victim of Thursday night's
storni. The ves.-el was partly full
of water and in need of help.
The Monomoy Point Coast Guard
crew have gone out to rescue the
;.-i,ip.
GEMMANE DEETs
MOTHER AND FOUR
CHILDREN KILLED
SYRACUSE, N A'., Dee. 31
Mrs. Katherine R. Simons and her
four little children were found
dead at their home on Reed avellile
etrly today, death being causcd by
gas poisoning. The woman's hus
band was completely unbalanced
L '--. the accident and was taken to
the hospital. A gas water heatcr
and two jets of the gas range in
the kitchen were stili burning and
on the sto ve there was a percolato
of coffee and a piate of beans, in
dicating that the family had been
preparing a nieal when they were
oveiconie by the gas.
Seven Are
Indie ted In
Alleged Frauds
WASHINGTON Dee. 30
Benedict Crowell, assistant secre
tary of war, under the Wilson ad
ministration, and six "dollar a
year" men ..assotiatetd with the
council of National defense, were
indicted hei-e today by the special
grand jury investigating war
n'auds on ctiarges of conspiracy to
defraud the government in con
struction of wartime army camps
and cantonments. The others in
dicted are William A. Strrett, Mor
ton C. Tuttle, Clemens W. Lundoff,
Clair Fostetr, Jonn H. McGibbons
ànd James A Meais.
The government charged that
the alleged conspirators used their
membership on the committee to
unlawiully influence other officers
of the . S. in the plans and policies
for carrying out the war time con
struction program; to attain the
"plus cost" system; to eliminate
usuai safeguards for the govern
ment and to defeat chetking up
and supervising the contractors.
The indietments further charge
that the alleged conspirators in
evading the true intent of con
traets and colbcting large and un
justifiable fees.
FIND DRY NAVY HAS
MioSING LIQUOR
NEW YORK, Dee. 30 Twenty
cases of liquor alleged to have
been pai t of a caigo confiscated in
the seizure of a rum runner were
found hidden in the hold of the
dry navy flagship Hanscn, customs
otficials leciared today. Search for
the liquor was ordered when a dis
crepancy was discovered between
the number of cases known to
bave been taken from the schooner
and the quantity turned over to
the customs autliorities.
FAST RACING
PLANNED FOR
NEW YEAR'S DAY
Seven Classes With An
Entry of a Woodsville
Trotter
With the big fai! of snow this
week the last argument "not snow
enough" ha.s been completely cov
cred up and the matinee faces of
the St. Johnsbury Driving Club
can go forward with a rush.
New Year's day will be a big
time a-v.ong the horsemen and not
i less than 15 speeusters will be out
to show the real stufi. Last week
the time made was really mid
season speed and ali the fans are
wondering what i-s going to hap
pen next.
One of the entries for Monday
is Mangaret Baroi. owned by W.
F. Reney of Woodsville. This mare
is a seasoned racer and Mr. Reney
will drive her to win if nossible.
The races will start at 1.30 o'clock.
The classification list reads as
follows-
Class A Fred Haltoon, Rcx. -Ir.
Class B Leo Perrin, Little Ted.
Class C Dawn, Hallie S.
Class D Frenchie H, Precepts Jr
Class E Burklyn Boy, Quicksand
Class F Judge Clayton, Margar
et liaron.
Class G Reta Binarian, Wish
bone. TOBEY MATTIIEWS
WANTST0C0METO
ST. JOHNSBURY
' The Caledonian-Record is in re
ceipt of the following lettor from
I J. L. Baptiste, manager of the
I great "Tobey" Matthews' Ali
' Stars of Catskill, New York, ex
.pressing the wish to meet the
Company D basketball team herc
again this winter.
Dear Sir:
Ani enclosing clipping of our
game with Ellenville, New Yoik
last week. Ali of the team are anx
ious to play in St. Johnsbury again
this season after the wonderful re
ception tendered them there la.-t
season.
Wish you wourd put a little
Continued on page 5
U. S. Not Invited To
Be A Participant
A. Bonar Law To Take Pian
To Conference of
Allied Heads
(By the Associated Press)
LONDON, Dee. 30 Prime Minister A. Bonar Law will
take to the Paris confrence of Premiers a complete pian
upon which the British cabinet passed judgment Friday in
the hope of obtaining an agreement with France of a final
IN BOVINE T.B.
Quit Hall After Hìring It
For Meeting In
Montpclier
Whon the "iinti-bovine tubercu-
losis cradication" fai-mers did not
go back to the Memorial Rooni of
the Citv Hall at Liontpelier and
claim their meeting which they ad
joumed at noon when the going
got to be a bit too rough for them,
the "pros" decided that they had
not had enough satisfaction at the
morning session; so, electing Har
ry Daniels chairman, they carried
on a meeting of their own, much
more peaceful than the one before'
dinner, twys the Montpf4i" Aif
gus in an interestìng account of
this week's meeting.
TIiO puiTose of the originai
meeting was to register the opin
ion of the farmers of Washington
county on the ijuestion of bovine
tuberculosis eraalcation -in Ver
mont, and this the afternoon meet
ing did, though not quite in the
same fashion as those who called
the meeting, Frank Martin and
George Andrus of Barre, intended
it should.
A resolution, drawn up by C. W.
Fitch of East Montpelier, was un
animously pa .sed by a viva voce
vote. It reads as follows: "Inso
far as the farmers of Washington
County have been hrought togeth
er to express their attitude toward
the question of bovine tuberculosis
eradication in Vermont; Be it re
solved that we go on record as
Continued on Page Five
CHAFFEUR SHOT FOR
REFUSING BANDITS
NEW YORK, Dee. 30 Samuel
M arder, a chafFeur, lay dying to
day from a bullet wound in the
right breast, the result of his re
fusai to drive two holdup men
from the scene of their crime. The
bandits had held up the proprietor
land patrons of a lunch wagon.
The Vermont Legislature opens on Wedncsday. It's to be
a real live session. Many problema that specially interest
Northeastern Vermont will be tak m up. You will want ali the
news oi tue Legisature day by day.
The Caledonian-Record
has made extensive preparations to cover every detail of the
Legislative session. It ha,, joined th: VERMONT ASSOCIAT
ED PRESS, a group of the leading daily papers of the State,
which maintain a stalT of sjiecial writeis to cover every detail
of the work of the Legislative end Executive Brariches.
Every day a special telenhone servire from 12. '15 to 1.15 P.
M., will bring to the
Caledonian-Record
ali the details of the s,ki;is of both the House and Sellate up
to the tlnic of the noon recess.
Special mail service will bring later details of the afternoon
session.
Mr. Charles TB Walter
Editor of the St. John.-bury Republican, and one of Vermont V
best known joui nalists, will be a member of the Press Bureau
at this session. He will give special uttention to the news for
the
Galsdonian-Reccrd Readers
in Noithea.-tein Vermont.
If you want to know what your legislators are doing you
had better order your Caledonian-Record for the next three
months.
Sulwriptioi.s by i.i.iil: 3 mcnlhs .$1.25; C, months $2.50; one
year $5.00.
The VVeathì
Fair tonight; warmer In
Vermont. Sunday
cloudy and warmer;
probably snow.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
miAL
s:ttlement
problem.
of the reparations
i Details of the pian are not avall
1 able, but it is believed it will scale
down Germany's total obligations
at least one-third from the figures
establishod by the Versailles treaty.
The Iìritish desire that the French
give Germany a 'fair trial under
the new seheme which if not pro-
be supplemented by Frenili
I scnemes invoiving coercive meas
ures. It was stated in officiai circles
herc that the sieech of Secretary
of State Ilucrhes at New Haven.
Conn., last night would be help-
fui to the conference.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 30 Ad
vices from Paris that the U. S.
government will not be represented
at the meeting of allied premiers
next week were off icially confirmed
today at the state department.
No invitution for this government
to be represented either by an ob
server or otherwise has been re
celved, fi, .. '!iaid. j
U. S. GOVEKKMENT
TURNS DOWN
BATTELL OFFER
Middlebury College Wins
3900 Acre Timber
Tract
(Special. in The Caledonian--
Record)
WASHINGTON, Dee. 30 Mid
dlebury College stands to win
3,000 acres of wooded lands in the
towns of Lincoln and Warren ami
the United States to lose a nation
al park embracing that tract un-
(Continued on page four)
CLEVELAND BANDITS
GET WEEKLY PAYROLL
CLEVELAND, Dee. 30 Armed
bandits held up the paymaster of
tho Ferry Tap Screw Company
this morning and eseaped with thi;
weekly payroll of $20,(M)0.
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