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THE BARRE " i BARRE DAILY TIMES MONDAY, MAY 3, 1920. Published Evr WmV-Dht Afternoon b THE BARRE DAILY TIMES, INC. Frank E. Long-lty, Publisher Entered at tht Poaloffioa at Burro M BatonO Claaa MailJMatter SUBSCRIPTION BATES On. year by mail J 22 Three month by mail 1 Ona month by mail B eCT Sinirla copy 2 eenta All aubacriptiona eaah in advanea. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Auociatcd Praa i eidtulvaly nti(Id tha uaa for rpoblicaUan ef all nwa patrhra credited to it or not otherwiaa rroo lud In this paper, and alao taa local newa publithtd therein. By their demonstration t Philadel phia last Saturday, the British athletes showed the Americans a thing or two in speed and indicated to us that there i no corner on athletic ability. The demonstration will do us Americana good. men now most often counted in the instructed columns. The wisdom -of the members of the party in those states should appeal to the Bepublicans of Vermont as they are about to congre gate for their convention. Vermont ought not' to tie herself hand and foot to any candidate or to any person now being mentioned for the nomination; Vermont ought to be free to act inde pendently and judiciously when the time comes for a choice in the Chicago convention, for it is evident that the convention may develop into such a fight that the issue will bo roally de cided in a small chamber of council at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, as Chair man Hays of the Republican national committee has prophesied, which means that someone may be brought forward as a compromise candidate. If Vermont chains herself to any candi date at thia time Vermont will destroy her usefulness in the convention. Burlington and St. Albana are two more Vermont cities which have gone on the daylight saving system in order to conform with Massachusetts and incidentally, to get in another hour of daylight. It was quite essential in the case of St. Albans because the chief industry is railroading, as the headquarters of the Central Vermont Railway Co.: and that road, as already announced, started its trains an hour earlier to-day. Barre will have more than a mild de crce of interest in what the Senate does with the appointment of James Duncan of Quiney, Mass., to be a mem ber of the interstate commerce commis sion, inasmuch as the confirmation of the appointment will, no doubt, mean the retirement of Mr. Duncan from the position as chief executive officer of the Granite Cutters' International at sociation, with which organization he has been so long connected. The Sen ate is sometimes inclined to oppose the appointments which President Wilson makes, but as yet there has been no intimation what the confirming body will do with the appointment of Mr, Duncan and his associate, Trof. Henry Jones Ford of Princeton university, who was named at tho same time. The secret concerning Vermont's new normal school was let out by Commis sioner of Education Hillegas in ad dressing the teachers of Rutland courv ty; thRt is, it was let out in part. The important details of the arrangement were not revealed, but it is evident that those details must already have been developed to ft considerable extent, else the school will not be ready for teach ers who wish to lake the training course next year. There has been a good deal of speculation in the minds of those who have heard of the pro posed school through indirect ways con cerning the donor of the school and the proposed location. ,Xo doubt those facts will be forthcoming in a short time now that Commissioner nillegas him self has made a public announcement. about the school. In relation to the changes made last week among officials at the State House in Montpelier it may be said that the state is sure of a capable leg islative reference librarian in the ap pointment of John M. Avery to his old position after his short service in the position of state tax commissioner as successor to Charles A.t Plumley of Xorthfield and Akron, Ohio. Melvin G. Morse of Hardwick, who has been serv ing as legislative reference librarian and who now goes to the post of state tax commissioner, has an arduous and perplexing problem ahead of him, as he no doubt well knows, and it will take some time to determine how he v ill handle the problem. It needs to be said, however that Mr. Morse has shown himself to be a man of adaptability and hence it may be expected that he will meet with a fair measure of success in handling the work of the tux commis doner's office. Frequent changes in the administrative head of the department do not make fur efficiency inasmuch as ll:e routine of the department is prob ably less eay to pick up than the average of slate department jobs' routine. THE RFPI BLICAV STATE CONVENTION The Issuing of the formal call for the Republican state ronvention at Montpelier on May 2fl to elect eight d'lcfcjatc and eight alternates to the Republican national convention in Chi rago cvnirs at a lime when the situ ation in the nation is still thoroughly befogged as to the man who will Irad Ihe party in the l20 presidential cam paign. Major-ticneral Ijeonard Wood ud Senator Johnson are the leading tandidatr in the numlier of delegates leenred in the early primaries but many states h refused to pledae their deletniles and still more states rill refuw to An o lwaue of the feel ing that the men mho are now leading hi the actual ir counting are not of Ihe stamp to meet the need of the Republican party and, at the same lime, of the itation and that satis Isctory candidate may I developed then the contention at Chicagu once jt carted It i romedei that Wood ind .!..bnnn b"!h have tm qualities llii-h commend th'-e cn'lemen twit .Vt at It km; in some other q'laH ; c nhi'b haif b- mnidcre4 more r c Mal to the rrVe of presi- lnt c.f tte l'ri;tcd Vaf. Hence the 'na! -f KrpnSiwan ia many ",c to ("ct'e their oV.,- to e or the oof or ike other of the two THAT RADICAL, "PLOT." Just how much of the "radical plot" on May 1 was actual fact and bow much was over-advertisement is not apparent at this time; but it is quite probable that there was an element ot Action in the reports which the depart men of justice allowed to be dissemi nated broadcast over the country. With out doubt the more radical of the dis satisfied elements in the United States had planned to make a demonstration against existing conditions in govern ment and civil life ori May 1, and there may have been some purpose to resort to violence; but 'such a wide-spread plot as government officials told about seems to have been chimercial. Great publicity was given to the revelations and the public was stirred up to a high state of tension thereby when it seems that the same purpose to thwart the radicals could have been carried out by quietly instructing the police and military departments and by guarding persons and property thought likely to be the objects of attack by the radi cals. But there has been a great deal of blowing of trumpets during the last few years, a lot of it needless, as in this ease. : CURRENT COMMENT As to Protection for Mothers. Expenditures for care in sickness show a remarkable increase as soon as incomes rise above the merest living wage. This cannot mean that pros perity brings more sickness, or that people waste their money on doctors and nurses because they enjoy poor health. It means that families with an income sufficient to purchase only the bare necessities of life are going without the medical and nursing care that they actually need. When mothers and babies do not have this care they die. But skilled care is beyond the reach of many. Of more than 22,000 babies studied by the federal children's bureau in seven cities of the United States only one in 10 was in a family where the father's earnings allowed a fair minimum of comfort. Mothers whose husbands' earnings are comparatively small must put up with inferior care for themselves and their children. They increase notably the numbers of preventable deaths. Adequate protection of these mothers and children is to be found only in public provision for their instruction and care.t The protection of maternity and in fancy demands that public health nurses, public instruction in the hy rrina r,t matomitv and infancv. ntlblic hospitals, clinics and health centers be made readily available, on a nasis so dignified that they can fce used with out loss ot sell -respect Dy an mouiers. Vancouver Sun. Farm Co-operation Service. We have spoken in these columns of the agricultural' extension servi.-e of the University of Vermont in co-operation with "the federal government and state agricultural college author ities, dealing especially with the work of Prof. Thomas Bradlee and Prof. E. L. Ingalls in connection with the serv ice for the boys and girls of Vermont. It is gratifying to note the way in which the work of State Commissioner of Agriculture K. S. Brigham is being appreciated in other states. The Malone Telegram in speaking of the Franklin county spring dairy show to be hejd in Malone on April 2 and 30, says: "Commissioner of Agriculture Brig ham of Vermont will bo present and will deliver an address upon a subject of vital interest to farmers and dairy men. Commissioner Brirham is widely known for his practical knowledge of farm and dairy conditions as mey ex ist to-day and his address at the dairy show will be of value and' benefit. "The department of animal huhandry of the state colloge of agriculture will co-operate with the local organizations and will furnish valuable information m feeds. The liveftock survey, which ia now in progress under the direction of the farm bureau in every town in the county, will le s-oncluded next week and Its results will form the basis for a demonstration of secial value at the dairy show." In Vermont as well a in New York and other states the extension serv ice and farm bureaus are doina won derful service for our agricultural in terests. No community should neglect opportunities to profit from this sort of co-operative work. Burlington News. , -r Y Kj n New Patterns Our Spring Eagle Shirts are beauties. Their patterns have freshness and original ity. The manufactur ers make their own de signs and weave their own fabrics to give you something new, some thing different, some thing better. Eagle Shirts from $2.50 to S10.00 F. H. Rogers & Company craft. We are really building more .Uar.t,;n tonnmre -than anv other na tion, n he proposed American appropria- tion exceeding me nni"" "llul the year by $100,000,000. . Then what are the British domgt They also say, "No new warship con .,,,..(;,," mil thev reallv make no provision' for the building of any capi tal ship tins year, out meir .umiir. .rai. ilia nomnletinn of eitfht liht cruisers, two flotilla leaders, and a number of destroyers ana suomarines. uMI V. American navy will gain preatly on the British nary In the next few years, especially y anum "f .,., aonnrHcaHnouiirhts and battle cruisers with 16-inch guns, the Brit ish having none greater titan ion. .. enrdinir to Chairman Butler of the Houe naval committee, in 1924 we shall have 47 battleships about equal British 60. Is this to be our settled policy, the building of bigger battleships wun neavier Winn ie than those of other nations T Care ful consideration should be given to the opinion of the experts who declare hot thB lav of the biir ehips ia passing as the airplane is developed. And it migni oe wen vo aa " calm thinking as to a course which may seem like racing for naval pow mr -nnfh the nation whicM has posses sions on every continent and in every sea. Walter Hume Long, the first lord of the admiralty, speaking in Parlia iUm ntlier dav. said that the idea of competition in 'armaments between the Lnited stales ana ' was repugnant. "We hope and r Hoi." h adrted. "that if there is any emulation between us it is likely to be in the direction of reducing that ample margin of naval strengtn wnicn we alike possess over the other naval powers." And he made ne piam aec- Uration, 1 Ins is me mumiauon ui mr. British naval policy." It was the policy eight years ago toward Germany when she was racing for naval supremacy, hni she would not listen to the sug gestion Hsladane made thai the two nations should cease construct inn tor a stated period. It is for Congress to say what the American policy shall be. Shall it be endless increase of arma ments, or reasonable reduction by asreement among ail nations' (Boston Herald. TVarVPl-f-aQaaV T X JL UJ.ll;VJL The Two Great Navies. There are but two great navies in the world. A little while ag. there were three, but the German warships sail the seas no more. And. a Repre sentative Mondell 'aid to the House on Monday, since he practical wiping out of the"rt-rman navy all the remaining navies and natal programs lof the wor'd, erludmtr Eng'aud, do n"t epial oiir. The United Slates is r-:iiM:ng nt for the number of ship. "it for power, and the power of our revy r crd the power of the combined na vies of France. Ifa!y and .Upan. It til h gTrater ret. Though "no nem war shin -onni-lion" is the rporsd 1e ci.wm of th Republican leaders in the Hnje. the ant'ropr.ation hi 1 provides f.r the rcmp'et;..n of the prsrim W ci; f"T 12 MiiMv-drcadnmieM six haMie oriiwrs jnd a numVr -f destroTers, submarines and smaller f trip so- called profiteer, and it does we near a great ueai iiunouujo r- ,., . i hot seem to matter very much what particular class of commodities one is dealing in, he is generally supposed to be exacting an extortionate profit on his investment. We all know that there are exceptional cases in exceptional industries, where either the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer is taking advantage of an artificial demand to hold-up the public to the selfish advantage of an an already swollen pocketbook, but these cases are not the average industry, and even if they were it would not help the situation one iota by quitting work, slowing down production, encouraging radical and unsound principles, shouting "Profiteer!" and generally adding fuel to the flames of discontent. There has no doubt been considerable speculation; this is always so in a rising market; but the underlying causes of most of our financial and economic troubles are the natural outgrowth of a hurried attempt to pros ecute physically and financially a war so vast and so terrible in its conse quences that we cannot comprehend it. We do not like to believe and cannot understand, apparently, the pres ence of forces which we do not see. We know that prices have gone up and up, until we stand aghast at the constantly shrinking buying power of the money that we earn, and instead of trying to learn the causes of this inev itable process, we kick the government, blaspheme the retailer and encour age the radical. The causes of high prices, outside of a certain amount of speculation as mentioned, is inflated credit necessary to finance and float our Liberty Loans, superfluous circulating media, principally federal reserve notes, taxes which are altogether too confiscatory for peace time, and personal and govern mental extravagance. Now the quickest way to bring down prices is to go withoutt and if this country could be stirred to the necessity of this, from one end to the other, prices would tumble a great deal faster than they went up, and we would be getting team-work, increasing production, and gtting back to a feeling of confidence in each other. Herein lies our individual responsibility, and it is a great responsibil itymuch greater than we realize. Our fathers knew how to sacrifice, to get along without those things that they could not buy, and we can do it now, if we will. The question is: Have we got the moral stamina to deny ourselves? Upon our answer to that question depends our happiness in the period immediately before us, and we must answer before it is too late. Fair Price Commission. O. R. Unce of Stowe has been ap pointed head of the Vermont fair pri-e commission which will be conducted under federal auspices. While one ran only wihh that Mr. Luce achieves the kind and measure of success which he desires, still one cannot help feeling that he has a most difficult, if not an impossible. tak bef.ire him in trying to make the commission of any actu al value to the purchasing public. The conditions are all against him. The attempt was made during the war by the federal food administration to put fair price boards at work and it was the pnuntry-wide experience that in s'ates of (.mall and scattered population, with no primary markets and with onlv a relatively few whole salers, the plan would not function to any useful advantage. There was aleo a technical legal point involved. The dealers, brought together either as a part of, or ad visors to, local f&ir price boards, could make no hard and fast agreement as to nrices. for to do miaht be inter preted a conspiracy in restraint of trade. there is aiso a nincrmcr tion in retail trade efficiency is found era in the same commodities in the same community, and, were it posaible to set a price, this price might give an eihorbitant profit to one and not a liiiiiw return to another. The fluctua tions in retail trade efficiency ia found to be astounding once one begins to examine the situation at all closely. The Meswcnirer would say that t he ih Vermont commission can tl" is to indicate a maximum pri.-e eynn4 which rvrn the nvt inefficient would be exacting an undue profit. This is of little advantage; might even work an oiiKite result from that desired if fcy some way or other all Mores were to rt-ach or c:oe!y approximate this maximum price. There might be investigation individual complaints but the machinerr exi1s, or ahnuid exist in the district attorney's office. for doing this ery thine at this lime Ai houjrh the owtlook may be li ciume-njr. Mt. l.ce deserves the wholehented ir.pr of the pnhiic. lie i as.uminsr a d:'fv-uit and a thankle ta-k mthort salary and his only a m is to he of llc to the poh'.je. It i a h-ih minded act on bis pari m aT-t th- nppo-nt merit. It way h that h will in time erolve a pa thai w.ll meet the requirements. If ke does The Peoples National Bank of Barre 4 per cent National Bank Protection for Your Savings 4 per cent t '.:ti v. joi-vinir of more than ordi- nary appreciation by those whom he seeks to serve. rv. nmi """"a"' Preparing for Future, i ur,.;.l traveler arrived for ... -1 small eountrr town iric ms inn .. , one evening. Karly next morning he was awakened by a great blowing of whistles, ste-am sirens, buyers, etc. Rejoicing in the thought of doing a lot of business, he asked the hotel pro prietor later on: . ' t his IS quite a nian" "'fc isn't it t" 'Oh. ves: were pretty busy, was the proud reply. "What kintt ol tactonrs ur .i"-. "Well" this time more slowly "flour principally." "Only noun "Ye. that's all as yet. But our flour mill's a good one." "But I heard at least a doten whis tle going this morning." ..v.... A:,fr sirriMut the nronrietor. 1 I'll -ft--- r dropping his voice, confidentially, but ( .l ' .11 . iks. fl.uir mill. ol see. I l ne v lie sin . . - .. we got the whistles we should want for the factories we are going to have, i .kn in tn make the town aim I'M " . ... , , - sound more lively. Quite 'citified, am t it!" London Answers. (f fo ) R ecord Special You select $15.00 worth of Columbia Records, paying $2.00 down, then $1.00 weekly until balance i paid. Enjoy your music while paying. Red Cross Pharmacy Co-operation la Necessary. Just a we must have co-operation to enjoy the great benefits of a simple universal system of marking time, so we must have co-operation to solve the serious social and political problems which are to lie solved. Only by co-operation can the nation al housing problem be solved. Only by co-operation ran the nation al tra'nsp'ortation problem be solved. Only by co-operation ran the nation al problem of control of alcoholic drink be x lived. Only by co-operation ran the nation al problem arising from violent and il legal attacks on republican institutions be solved. Only by co-operation can the prob lems of too little production oh farms, from mines, in factories, be solved. Only by co operation can the grave national political problems which press on us be solved. In the same way our state and city and neighborhood problems must be solved by co-operation, and can be solved only through co-operation; and if the anniivance caused to all by clash of authority in the relatively simple matter of marking the passage of time impresses on the public the necessity of co-operation in all things, its in evitable inconveniences will not have been endured in yain. JTew York Sun-Herald. -s 1 X" ' 1 lioys ana uins School Shoes We have several good lines to select from, such as the Educa tor, and Boston School Shoe for the misses and children. The Prescott and Franklin for boys and youths. It will Pa' you to look these over and pet our prices before buying. Rogers' Walk Over Boot Shop Veil of the Queen. A truly remarkable veil, a gift from the embroidery work of Belgian Flan ders, ia owned by the queen of the Bel gians. The most famous of Belgian artists designed it, and the most expert workmen reproduced the design. It is perfect in every detail. Twelve thousand hours of work were required to make it, a French publica tion says. It contains not less than li.000.WiO point. It display the al most unknown art of light and shades, a difficult effect and one of rare beau ty, and it solve for the first time, per haps, the problem of perspective. Vet the entire piece weighs only four and one-half ounce. In the center of the veil are the Bel gian arm, and in the four corners of the central panel the arms of the ritie ef Vprea, S'ieuport, Poperinghe and Fumes. The four side panel pre sent the industries of weaving, fishing, hop picking and dairying. Youth Companion. Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt Commencing May 1 and until further notice this bank will close on Saturdays at noon, but will be open for business as usual Saturday even ings from 6:30 to 8 o'clock. Four per cent interest is paid on sav ings accounts. TRUSTEES: GEO. L. BLANCHARD, Pre. EDWARD H. DEAY1TT, , Vice President. H. JULll'S VOIJIOLM, Vice President. ER A X K N MI TH. Treasurer. WILLIAM C..-NYr HARRY PAX1EE. TIMOTHY L. CALLAHAX. Quarry Savings Bank Methods We make it a point in every department of this bank to meet the convenience of our customers just as far as possible. - Naturally there have to be rules and we abide by them, but we consider widi great care the value of our customers' time. We try to give them prompt action. If thifl strikes you as good business method if you think you would like to deal with a bank that operates on this plan and if, at the same time, you seek a bank of proven strength and well attested conservatism We cordially invite you to talk with us in re BANK ACCOUNT. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. BEN A.EASTMAN, Pres. IU.M.JONES.V-Prea. C.M.WTLLrtTra. DIRECTORS : Ban A. Eastman J. M. Boutwall W. G. Reynolds H. F. Cutlet E.L. Scott H. J. M. Jooea B. W. Hooker H..H. Jacsaoa Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. NINETY-SECOND YEAR Assets $11,653,426.00 Insurance in Force. $112,201,181.00 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 Automobile Fire Insurance If you are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent McAllister & Kent,. Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange TO GET AHEAD. LOOK AHEAD JLook for the man who is successful and you will find that he is always looking ahead for the best in life, preparing for the ills we are all prone to. He is preparing for the worst, and is ready to meet it if it comes. TLOOK AHEAD and you will always GET AHEAD Save MONEY TO-DAY, TO-MORROW, and all the time. The First National Bank of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y Spells Stationery Well do we know the appeal which good stationery offer by its good looks, but the test of the paper is after all in its writing quality, and it takes quality paper to make pen or pencil marks clean and not make the finished letter- looks like a smudge. Quality sta tionery is the only kind we sell. Whether low price or high price, the quality-for-price i all you could desire. Come and pee the newest ideas in modern stationeries in their new shapes and styles. Pretty tints, if color appeals to you; conservative in shape if you prefer that. Cheaper and rougher papers for school use or scribbling. Price, 25c to $1.50 the box Drown's Drug Store 48 North Main Street Bedroom Furniture for Moderate Incomes . Teople of moderate income should examine carefully the values in high quality Bedroom Sets we are now offering. And our offerings arc dependable. We follow no fads we are conservative. Every piece of furniture on our floors represents true and tried design. Our values speak a lan guage that all can understand the language of Quality and Economy. Auto Delivery anywhere free of charge. A. W. Badger & Co. I tat.)- P 1 . Tkia W art-Tat A NEW AND LT-TO DTE AUTO AMBULANCE 31 Ml