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THE B All RE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1920.
BARRE DAILY TIMES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1920. PuhlihJ Every Vk-Dr Aftrnooti by THE BARRB DAILY TIMES, INC. Frank B. Langley. Publisher Entered at tha Postoffifa at Brr as Second. Claw Mail Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES . On rear by mill UM Thnm month by mail ....Il.la One month by mail 0 " Sinirla copy f S eenta All ubseriptlon cub In advance MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tha Aaaortatcd Prcai 1 cxcloaimy entitled l the naa for republication of all newa dU aatrhea rredited to It or net etherwiea ere ltfd tn this paper, and alio tha local aewt pnbllahed theratn. The sun shone to-day. Disregard all groundhog signs. I " Better the day, better the deed the Vermont newspaper people are going to hold their annual meeting In Burling ton Friday, the J3th of February. II la a rare town in Vermont which is not announcing the establishment of a bobbin ehop. The bobbin shop seems to be the industrial mainstay of the small eommunitiea. , . The officials of the German govern ment threaten to resign if the allies try to force them to surrender the Ger mans accused of acts during 'the war contrary .to the rules. Same old bluff. President Gompers' sharp attack on bolsheviki will be calculated to lose him a few votes when'he comes up for re-election but it accords with sound public sentiment in the country as a whole. . ; ... Let no one say that something put the "cool" in Coolidge, for the Massa chusetts governor maintains the same mental attitude toward the presidency that he has always held. . He Is a can didate if the people want him. The coal shortage in Vermont 'is re ported to be "worse." One can readily credit the story after the almost con stant use of the coal shovel during the month of January. In fact, it is a rare coal bin whose floor remains covered. Lee S. Tillotson of Montpelier, for merly adjutant general of the Vermont military department, appears to be one of the original Leonard Wood men in Vermont,' as he has already begun a speaking tour on behalf of the major general. The Harvard university committee on economic research expects a lower ing of prices but does not expect the drop to come during 1020. It will not come till the world gets to producing in something like its normal capacity, which really does not seem to be pos sible in 1020. Twenty-five states and Canada con stitute the enumeration of the former residences of people who bought farms in Vermont through one agency during the past year. And yet Vermont farm land is crying out for occupancy and cultivation. Let the purchasers come in still greater numbers. Vermont needs them as they need Vermont. "Only a few day? ago Supreme Ruler Kolchak was hoisted on his soldiers' bayonets," says an excerpt from the official bolsheviki document at Moscow. Showing that the bolsheviki "reform era" have a most barbarous imagination if the reported affair never was a real ity. Of such stuff are made the people who claim to have the capacity to rule a great nation. That the United States Senate is conscious of tiie desire of the people of the United Stales to get the treaty matter settled up is indicated by the desire of each side to have the credit of getting the treaty before the Senate again after the. deadlock in the bi partisan committee. If the people had their way right now there would be some important changes in the person nel of the Senate as now constituted. In wintriest Vermont is well depict ed by the description of the incident in which an Orwell man attempted to drive his horse across the fields to reach the railroad station as quickly a pos sible, only to have the horse flounder in the deep snow and there smother to death. That is one of the tales which v. ill be told of this most severe winter of l!U9-20. That, taken in conjunction with some other stories of real life such as the freezing to death of a Sherburne woman in her own dooryard, will have it tendenry'to carry conviction concern ing the particularly marked rigor of the winter: The public whool teachers of New port axked for a liSO "bonus" for the present year. Those teachers who are looking ahead asked for an increase of salary rather than a bonus, well know ing that a bonus is a variable quantity iinrt not generally counted in the foun dation compensation when another gear's (-alary i under consideration. It it stated, too, that tha cho4 trus tees of Newport eonnider S2.V) too much 1 grant; and. in conuerwe, there is ulninft an impaee over the situation. It is to be hoped that an agreement can W reached in due season. The accident on the Rutland railroad near Alburg Saturday in which three t-leeping-car left the iron and one (.lunged tiff the drawbridge inte Lake Champlain had the feasibilities of far more st:oiis ct'i!iewe than actual x riimtiiated That ( of the ps n;T cn thf prt:ai!y ubm-rj!ed "The correct cravat and the right gloves give a ' finishing touch which even a college diploma fails to supply." Fashions Fancies. Neckwear of character of the richest silk im ported from Paterson, N. J. Stunning stripes, fancy floral flourishes ' and plain colors to match your suit Gloves, grays and tans for the street, fur for your car. White for evening dress and good strong working gloves. F. H. Rogers & r Company sleepinir-car were-not caught and held until drowned was a remarkable turn of cood fortune following a. case of misfortune. The passengers and the railway people have reason for con gratulation, that the results were no worse than they were, serious as the situation became when many persons were plunged into icy water and were forced to experience a temperature 38 degrees below siero when rescued In their sleeping garments. Viewed in all its features, the wreck had its sttf mtae- tory side as well as its grave accompaniments. Commenting on our recent statement that the proposed new community cen ter for Westminster, the gift of a na ative of the town, would reinvigorate the current of activity in that town, the Bellows Falls Times informs us that Westminster is already a vigorous little community and does not need re invigoration. The contemporary must mean that, comparatively speaking, Westminster does not need the addition of new impulses to its public activity, for no town in Vermont is so far ad vanced or so pulsating with life that it does not need and would not welcome acquisition of that nature. We are glad to hear from the Bellows Falls contemporary that Westminster is such a lively little, community but we are inclined to think that the proposed community center there will fulfill an Important mission in stirring the people to renewed activities in channels head ed for the improvement of the com munity, even though they may be on the alert at the present time. It is good to hear that there is one small town in Vermont that is so much alive. We hasten to absolve Westminster from all suspicion of being in the de cadent class. NElGHIiORLlNESS IX TIME OF FIRK. The extent to which neighborliness among cities and villages should be carried in the time of necessity occa sioned by fire is brought to attention through the recent fire in the village of Chester. The authorities of that vil lage, fearing their inability to stop the progress of the flames before the entire village was swept away, sent a hurried call to the fire department in the vil lage of Springfield. With true neigh borly spirit, the Springfield fire depart ment responded to Chester's call and sent men and equipment, the aid prov ing powerful in checking the advance of the fire in Chester. But while the Springfield firemen were fighting Ches ter's battle, they received word that a fire had broken out in their own vil lage; and, therefore, they were on two horns of a dilemma whether to give up the big fight in Chester or to return to Springfield to cope with the less threatening blaze. Before long their perplexity was solved by announcement that the fire in Springfield had been ex tinguished, thus removing the urgency of the call back home. However, it was within the possibilities that a great fire might have broken out in Springfield while the firemen were in Chester and that the absence of the fire department, or a considerable portion thereof, would have given the flame a considerable headway in Springfield. The lesson of the leste situation and the pesibility of the greater situation lead directly to the conclusion that neighborlinei-s must be tempered some what with the spirit of self-defenM. That is, village or a city should not strip itself of all its fire fighting equip ment, should not eend oft all it ex perienced fire fighter, let it shotild it elf become a victim of the fire fiend in roo-t devastating form. The commu nity owe it to itself t' retain the ue and the eerv w-e of a part of the equip ment and men it pa?" 'or wd" to forffnd disaster. CURRENT COMMENT All Right, Neighbor. The Rutland Herald credits an Even ing Argus editorial paragraph to the Barre Times, but if The Times can stand it, we can.--Montpelier Argus. The Pace. The citizens of the city of Barre voted to give the teachers a $300 salary increase, starting Sept. 1, 1019. Rather impresses us that the voters of the Granite city have set the pace which other cities must follow. Nothing else to do. Waterbttry Record. Bane's Fire Lota. The city of Barre had an enviable fire record for the year 1910, the fire loss there having been only $7,405.89, This is a remarkable record for the community of such a size. It could not have been good fortune alone that accounts for it; Barre people must have exercised care and caution. There is, as a matter of fact, no justification for the average American fire loss. We are extravagant in this way, and it should be borne in mind that property destroyed by fire is property destroyed forever. The Insurance policy does not restore its wealth; the payment of the policy merely reduces the level of ac cumulated wealth. St. Albana Meaaen After Ben Gates Official Head? Will the testimony of State Auditor Gates in the Graham trial at Montpel ier, that Governor Graham admitted to him that he had taken some of the state's money to preveut being driven into bankruptcy by Carroll b. rage, en tail political persecution f It is well known that dujing the campaign of two years ago there 'was an effort by "the Page crowd to oust Mr. (rates from the position of state auditor. The real object iu removing him from public of fice was not revealed at that time, out it was reported not many months ago that some persons in the state were still after Gates' scalp. Certainly they have no ground for claiming he has not sufficiently guarded the state's inter ests in the performance of his duties, and it would seem hardly wise to inter fere with him for political purposes. Brattleboro Reformer. Suggest BoutweU for Governor, Now that it seems reasonably cer tain that the next governor of Ver mont will be a Montpelier man, it might be wise to consider Hon.jJames M. BoutweU. We have observed men who possessed more dignity and have seen men who showed more schooling in applying the soft pedal than Mr. BoutweU. However, when it comes to putting anything across and doing it in a man fashion, alwaya in the open, Mr. BoutweU can be counted upon. He is to the granite business of Vermont what the I'roctors are to the marble business. He knows how to do big things. He is honest. He is fearless. He is kind. Don't know as he would even consider being drafted but we will remark that should he allow his name to be used something would be quite apt to happen. "Jim," as he is known at home and throughout the state, has to our notion, plenty of good qualities to fill the governorship chair. He has a following of friends who would put on a campaign that would show some snap. He has the time. He has the ability. He has the money to carry out the dignity of the office. Up to Montpelier to say the word. Wa terbury Record. The Lat Editor Howard' Remark on Vermont. Of Arthur Piatt Howard, one time editor of the Burlington Advance, and fleeting proprietor of that elusive sweetmeat shop, who recently died in New Haven, Conn., the Morrisville News and Citizen says this: "Arthur Piatt Howard, the erstwhile editor of the once Burlington (Advance, has passed over. He was a peculiar personage and did many peculiar things during his sojourn in Vermont. How ever, he waa a very agreeable sort of a fellow, in spite of his idiosyncrasies." A character sketch more true to life could hardly be better drawn in o few words. ' Most peculiar indeed was Arthur Piatt Howard, and just laden with idiosyncrasies. Irresponsible to a point beyond belief, careless, erratic, but withal a gentleman and a good fellow. His free-lance methods were oft times illy used, nor did they rest well in the placid stomach of Vermonters, who have a pronounced hatred of criticisms of their time-honored institutions and traditions. However, if we recall cor rectly, Arthur Piatt Howard made some remarks in relation to the con duct of the state's business and par ticularly of the auditor's office, that did not miss the mark so widely, at that. Swanton Courier. Breaking the Quarantine. The Bellows Falls woman who failed to observe the quarantine that had been placed on her home because of scarlet fever in the family, did a serious thing. Quarantine laws were made for the ..,..,,.! ;., tit tha mihlic and should be observed most carefully. If there had been no danger the quarantine woum not have been placed there. The fine of .f2." may be a wholesome reminder to others that the law must not be trans gressed lest others be in danger. Brsttleboro Reformer. The fine of was very small, when one considers what the consequences of the woman's act might have been. She might have spread this disease among many persons. Some of those u kn rantrirlnl it niic'llt have died. Some of those who contracted it might hae passed it on to still otners. ah .n;j.mit mioht have occurred from her single act. It is to prevent this menace to a community mil quarantine- established. It is almost unbelievable that a sane person who stops to think about such a matter could deliberately break a quarantine. Society would be entirely justified in punishing those who are guilty of such an act with a long prison sentence. The day will come when society will do this very thing, because society will recognize that a person who die as a consequence f hmV-An miarantine is lost as dead as if killed by the bullet of an assassin. There never will lie a return to loose method of protecting the public health; the tendency i to become in creasingly strict. St. Albans Messenger. "The Letter and the Spirit of the Law" Your savings in thi3 bank are under the protection and supervision of the United States Government. The officer in charge at Washington, known as the Comptroller of the Currency, has supervisory powers over all the National banks, and they are directly accountable to him; he will not tolerate any indiscretions or bad banking practices and is very severe indeed in the arraignment of of fending institutions. Both the letter and the spirit of the law" must be faithfully observed by every member of the national banking system. The government of the most powerful nation on earth has thus seen fit to safeguard the financial welfare of its people, and in recognition of this fact, we are pledged to handle your savings with the greatest care. ;' The Peoples National Bank of Barre 4 per cent The Only National Bank in Barre 4 per cent old aldermanic form of government, Waltham hired a trained manager. Some of ithe actual results during the first 11 month of operation were: "Actual saving of $30,358. "Net debt reduced $80,000. "All salaries raised. "Tw.ntv.fli'a thousand dollar more devoted to the highway department than ever bctore. "And the tax rate was not increased a single penny! "Now if that is not a record of ac complishment foT 11 months it would be difficult to imagine such a record. Waltham (has a small legislative board of five members. They, as rep resentatives of the people, formulate the policies. The trained manager is the administrative executive, and is given authority equal to his, resyonsi bility. He is a specialist and runs the city' business as a corporation exec utive would manage his business. Here is something to think about." The plan in Waltham was accept ed by the way, only after a very bitter contest, the politicians being much against the adoption of the plan and they had some hope of having it aban doned later whk'h will probably prove fruitless in the face of the showing made. Dayton, O., long demonstrated the eflieienoy of the plan while Norwood, Mas., has also worked out the prop osition to a eatisfactory conclusion. Other cities and towns are engaged in the experiment and find it to be work ing out very nicely. Of course, while the plan is novel In the matter of running a communi ty, there is nothing unusual about it. It simply resolves the Tunning of com munity affairs on to the same basis as running the affairs of a corporation and that, after all, is essentially a earfe proposition. From the White House to the an nual meeting at St. George the con duct of the people's business is re tarded by the injection of more or less politics and the apparently obvious lesson taught by the city manager plan is that lea politics interefere with municipal business the greater the efli ciency developed. Burlington News. No Coolidge Mystery. There is but one sure way to stop talk of one's self as a presidential possibility and that is Gen. William Teeumseh Sherman's way. "If I am nominated, I shall refuse to run; and if I am elected, I shall refuse to serve," was in substance if not verbatim the famous Civil war general's answer to the appeals that he place himself in the hands of his friend.i. The Sher man boom did not survive a blow so deadly and swift. It was not the least of the distinguished soldier's service to his country. It would be iu bad taste for most men, even in the class of "those men tioned," to make public a statement like old Teiutmseh's. Too much would be assumed in such a performance. But he was justified in thinking, and peo ple knew he was justified in thinking that he was really in great peril of be ing lifted into the presidency because the party politicians were eager to utilize his popularity as a Civil war hero in maintaining their grip upon the government. Master tactician that he was, the old warrior without the le-t delay enruck hard to destroy the illu sion being developed that it was only necessary to render him "receptive" to the wish of his countrymen. No one accused him of swollen egotism for refusing something that had not been formally offered to him. Gifted though he is in terse state ment. Gov. Coolidge' announcement that he is not a candidate and that he will make no personal contest for dele gates could not have been phrased even remotely as Gen. Sherman's was. In the first place, the governor is not Gen. Sherman, w ho marched to the sea. He ' is just Gov, Coolidge with one Boston j police strike to his credit. ' In refusing to be an active presidential candidate! he had to avoid the fatal mistake of appearing to refuse the presidency it- j self. Only a Gen. Sherman could afford to do that. There are people w ho say that the governor's statement is cryptic ' and that, while he walks humbly enough for a dozen presidencies, he deftly leaves the door ajar for this one. Our own view, is that if this impres sion has been produced to any extent, it is due not to any want of absolute sincerity on the governor's part, but to the epistolary difficulties Inherent in the governor's position, differentiat ing him from the old hero type of presi dential timber illustrated by Gen. Sher man. The practical effects of the governor's statement, however, are mw more in teresting" than speculations as to his motives. One can but note the opin ion expressed rather commonly that Coolidge is as much in the ring as ever. This may be a wholly mistaken view, Knl H firrlit f,ir an nnnlndired deltTA- ,. ;il Iva .In,,,,,.. U it i-n't Thi.ro is no Coolidge mystery; he is not a candidate. But that is no reason for letting another candidate, booted and spurred, gallop off with the Massachu setts, delegation. Springfield Republican. There's style that's worth while in Walk - Overs Yes, sir; the. WALK-OVER Shoe will please you in style, fit, service and price and comfort, too. SOVER THE ARGYLE Medium narrow toe. Black and Brown. Rogers' Walk - Over Boot Shop Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. Doing business under the safe investment laws of the state of Vermont. Resources, $2,800,000 Pays interest on all de posits ; 4 per cent on sav ings accounts, 2 per cent on checking accounts. Pays the taxes oh all deposits. TRUSTEES: GEO. L. BLANCHARD, Pre.' EDWARD H. DEAVITT, Vice-President. H. JLX1PS VOLHOLM, Vice-President. FRANK N.SMITH. Treaiurer. WILLIAM O. NYE. HARRY DANIELS. TIMOTHY E. CALLAHAN. Peptona a Tonic To build up your system so you may ward off "Flu," Pneumonia and other wasting diseases $1.10 at Russell's A. W. Badger & Co. Undertakers sua Lkansta Embalatarss Paraanal AtUntiaa U ThU Ward TaL 44T- A NEW AND UP-TO-D ATE AUTO AMBULANCE One Had to be First iVINTON City Manager, la rejfsrd to a ubjt that U in terestinjr some Burlinglnnians the St. Alhans Messenger has die following to fa v : J Weil, r.ties d.ffr. but down i Wal itham. Mas., it certs n'y turned out t I a fff.,t investment. Having tired of the wa.te anl inefficient T of t-he feflEEZ Sedan Victoria Town Car Limousine J . Why Do We Advertise , To increase our business. . To advise you how we do business. To inform you where we do business. - We are after new business, and want your business. Don't you . think it would be good business to do business with us? "Business is Business" Call on us. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. BTH A.EASTMAN, Prsa. H.J.M.J0NES.V-Pras. C.M.WILlEY.Tresa, DIEECTOBSi Baa A. Eastman. J. M. Boutwdl W. G. Reynolds, H. F. CuOer. WJLMIIra. E.L.Scott. H.J M.Jone.. B.W.Hooktr. K.H.Jackso Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. NINETY-SECOND YEAR Assets $11,653,423.00 Insurance in Force. 8112,201,181.00 Number of Policies in Force, 57,750 Policies written under Mutual or Paid-Up Plan at actual cost no profit Consider this fact when placing your Automobila Fire Insurance If you are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent McAllister & Kent Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange Truth and Honesty are the bulwarks around which every really suc cessful man builds his business. U Truthfully we have the best bank for you. Honestly we serve you. $1.00 starts an account at our Savings Department. The First National Bank of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System General Electric OTORS Switches, Repair Parts, etc. Barre Electric Co. M - Agents 2 ttttttttattttttnnnnttanaaa388 Motor car improvement stopped dead still during the war: because patriotism gave mo tor car factories other work to do. But for a year now the brains of the industry have been busy, working to make cars better; and, of course, somebody had to be first to announce a new success. That somebody happens to be the Winton company. Not because of any exceptional smartness, but for the reason that behind this sensational new Winton Six are twelve faithful years devoted to the perfection of one particular type of car. This surprise car of 1920 wa3 nine-tenths ready when war was declared. It is 100 per cent ready to-day. It is the car that has everything. May we send literature? Oldsmobile Company of Vermont Take Notice ! If you are not stocked up on Shoes and Rub bers for the coming year, you would show your wisdom in coming in and looking these over. Ladies Button Boots, sizes 2't to 4, $2.19 Ladies' Juliets, sizes 4 to 8 $2.39 Boys' Shoes, all fresh, up-to-date 1919 goods, 20 per cent discount Don't Forget the Men's Work Shoes. Extra good value at $3.49 and $4.79 RUBBER GOODS HAVE ADVANCED FROM 10 to 25 PER CENT Get them from us at THE OLD PRICE AND A DISCOUNT OF 20 PER CENT People's Shoe Store C. S. ANDREWS. Prop. North Main Street Barre, Vermont j: it n 4c