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THE JJARRE DAILV TIMES, BARRE, .VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1920.
A Little Unristmas Story ' It is Christmaa time. ?e are all getting ready for Christ mas. We feel different and happier at this time of year. We feel happy because we are buying a gift for someone. The little girls and boys and some grown-ups go about town look ing in the shop windows with open eyes and mouth. This Christmas spirit is a great and glorious feeling, but before we buy gifts we must learn to save. We must ac quire the habit of thrift and this is where. Vermont comes in. The people of Vermont and of this community have acquired the saving habit. This is why Vermont, with about three hundred and fifty thousand people has over a hundred banks with a great many more than a hundred millions of dollars en deposit in the banks. , .' Not long ago a little boy had a bank given to him for a Christmas present; and being a true Vermonter it was not long before he had filled his bank with pennies; so he said to his father, "Father, what bank shall I make my first de posit with?" . . The father replied, "Son, go to the Montpelier Savings Bank and Trust Company as that is the bank where I have always done my banking. That bank started in business nearly fifty years ago and as the people in this community prospered so the bank grew strong and powerful until now it is the oldest and largest and strongest trust company in the State" The boy not understanding, asked, "Father, why do you say that bank is so strong?" The father replied, "Let us look at its last statement and I will tell you. First, it has a guarantee fund of nearly half a million dollars to protect depositors, made up as follows: Capital Stock $100,000 Stockholders' Liability. . . 100,000 ... Surplus Reserve 187,500 rh'-V-" P-oflts 85,300 $472,800 ."Second i. Kas in quick asse.s that may be turned into .money very quickly over one million, seven hundred thousand dollars, made up as follows : i Town, City and County Bonds $886,300 Government Bonds 422,900 Other Bonds . 158,000 Bank Stock 33,600 Cs?h . 201,439 $1,702,239 "This is why I call the Montp.-iier Savings Bank and Trust Company a strong bank." So the boy went to the bank, made his deposit and received for his money a bank book with a number and his name and a picture of a safe with a big dog on it and when with pride he showed the book to his mother he said, J'The bank keeps - my money in that safe and as long as that big dog is on guard nobody can get it." Yhy not give your boy a bank this Christmas? The Montpelier Savings Bank & Trust Company -The Old Bank on the Corner" Montpelier, Vermont Depository for the State of Vermont For the Holidays TftAOC MAK A. Mistrangelo & Son Distributor Free Delivery Tel. 590 J Beverwyck Special NOTICE . We will discontinue (giving the S. & II. Green Trading1 Stamps on or about Jan. 1st, 1921, or as soon as our present supply is exhausted. Lee & Clara B. Shortt Marihfield, Vermont - " Ji ' Special Holiday Attraction BARRE OPERA HOUSE Three Days, Commencing Thursday, Dec 23 David Wark Griffith Will Present His Latest Masterpiece "The Love Flower" From the Colliar't VklT Story 'Black TVk h" A Production Which RcptwnU th Heiplh of Film Art Bj the Ortt Froduwr la the World A Dp Brcithed Komance of the Out of Door. Happy Thrill ing end Delightful, With Scene of Quk-iening Iauty. A GALLERY OF ART AND SPLENDOR SCEXES LIKE WHICH YOU HAVE NEVER SEE 5 BEFORE SPECIAL MUSICAL SCORE BY THE ORCHESTRA With Prologue and Special Stage Setting Three Nights Only. Prices Balcony 25c, Orchestra 35c, Plus the War Tax. CABOT ' ' Don't, forget to come to tlm union C'liristmaa trees at the M. K. clmrHi next Friday evening after the supper tit the Congregational church from 5:30 to 8. There will alrto be a picture show in connection. News linn been received of the death of J. II. Whitney at the home of hi daughter in Lou Angeles.i Cal. Mr. Whitney will be remembered hi once a resident of this town, coming here with his widowed mother and brother from hia native town of Wolcott Home over fifty year ago. He married Minn Martha 'Perkins. Over thirty years ago he with hia wife and two daugh ters, moved to Virginia, later going to Kansas. Not being satisfied with all conditions, they moved still farther away . to Lob Angeles and since the death of his companion several years ago, he has made his home with his only remaining daughter. Only a few months ago his only brother, Moses, died at the home of V. K. Garney in this town. No. relatives except his daughter and family are left. Union services will be held next Sun day at the M. E. church, when Rev. K. L.Goddnrd will deliver a Christmas sermon. At the Congregational Sunday school next Sunday there will be election of oflicers for 1021. A good attendance is desired. The village schools have closed for a vacatiohuntil after New Year's. Harold Jackman of Medway, Mass., has been appointed district superin tendent of schools for Cabot and sev eral other towns, to succeed Mr. Batch elder, who has gone to Orleans. Mr. Jackman has moved into the Lamsun house. Mrs. Gertrude Wells and two daugh ters have gone to Burlington to spend the winter. Miss Lola Smith is spending her Christmas vacation from her work in New Hampshire at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Perry have changed their plans and are working at K. P. Walbridge's during the win ter instead of occupying Mrs. Flora Lance's house at lower Cabot. Last Friday afternoon the schools at upper tibot gave an entertainment consisting-of songs, recitations and dialogues, which were very much en joyed. The hall was tastily decorated with colors of red and green, fes tooned above the stage, intersected with Christmas bells. At the close, a tree well loaded with presents in the grammar room was visited, alxiut which the two lower schools gathered, leaving the high school pupils to en joy their joke tree. Taken altogether, it" was a very enjoyable entertain ment. At the annual business meeting of the Congregational church last week Thursday, the following otlleers were elected for 1921: Mod'-rntor, C. E. Austin; clerk, A. M. Hodgdon; treas urer, Mrs. Lelia Ulodgett: trustee, B. Ci. Rogers; solicitor, Mrs. Maria 1Xwj ushers, W. Kenisttou, O. T. Barretts auditor, Dr. L. W. Burbank. Mrs. M. S. Haines; prudential committee, Bert Smith; ministerial committee, M. I. Wheeler; musical committee, Mr. Cary Smith, Miss Olive Smith. E. D. Waido; memorial committee, Mrs. An nie McAllister. The committees for New Year's din ner at the Congregational church were elected at the last business meeting as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Will Kenis ton, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Beaton, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lyford. Ladies are expected to bring food for the dinner without further soliciting. Dinner tt noon. At 11 o'clock there will be some business to transact in the audience room. Philip Hodgdon is spending his holi day vacation from the Moody school at" Northfu ld, Mass., at the home of his parents. Miss Judith Haines is home from teaihing in Barre for the holiday vaca NORTH FAYSTON Mrs. G. C. Grandfield was a visitor in Montpelier Monday. Miss Gladys Nelson was a week-end guest at W. E. Nelson's,. . Mrs. Ralph Corliss of Jericho was in toyvn the past week. Her children returned with her. , ; Alfred Dunbar' has returned froni Heaton hospital, where he had a toe amputated as the result of the acci dental discharge of a gun about six weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Will D'Brieii were at W. E. Nelson's Sunday. Hugh Henry has commenced work for the Green Mountain Lumber com pany. Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Martin and daughter, Merle, are visitors at L. J. Nelson's. Dr. Welch of Northfleld was at J. P. Boyce's and Eugene Griffin's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Nelson were called to Montpelier Saturday by the illness of Mr. Nelson's brother, Bert Nelson. Miss Mabel Corliss is at home for the Christmas vacation. Sudden Changes in Temperature i are the cause of much illness. Strengthen youV body to with stand them by taking The Food Tonic which gives you added power to ward off sickness, by nourish ing blood and tissues. Take as directed, and protect your health. Of all druggists An axe which Clayton Whalott was using in the wixids at Jericho came off the handle and struck Edward Wil liams on one foot, severing the next to the largest toe and partly cutting off another. ijioo .Theatre Where Everybody Goes Presents for To-day Only ALICE BRADY ' IN The New York Idea Where Marriage Is Like the Movies If You Don't Like It You Can Get Up and Go Out Reno Is Just a Step From New York. In Fact, It Is the Next Step, According to the New York Idea Also , BURTON HOLMES' TRAVELOGUE and THUNDERBOLT JACK ' ' TO-MORROW-ELAINE HAMiiERSTEIN IN C ELAINE HAMMERSTEIN im J '5 'THE'SHAOOW of ROSALIE BVRNES-SEtZhlCK PICTURES i THE SHADOW OF ROSALIE BYRNES ALSO DYNAMITE Two-Act Comedy and THE SCREEN MAGAZINE i M CIGAR STORE Largest Line of Smoker's Gifts in the City TOBACCO POUCHES 23c to $3.00 CIGAR CASES . . . ? 50c to $5.00 CIGARETTE CASES 50c to $5.00 CIGAR HOLDERS 25c to $4.50 CIGARETTE HOLDERS -25c to $4.00 Brass Humidors and Cigars and Tobacco. Brass Smoking Stands. Tobacco in Fancy Jars, $ and 16 oz. All kinds of Cigars in holiday boxes. Buy him a nice Briar Fipe. Remember, our Cigars" and Tobacco are always fresh. MARRION'S CIGAR STORE DEPOT SQUARE it ti n t: Where Do Savings Bank Depositors Prefer to Place Their Savings, and Why? What are the Earmarks of Superior Strength and Safety in a Savings Bank? The questions above asked are thX first two which naturally arise in the minds of every person possessed of a well-balanced, conservative busi ness head, when confronted with the necessity of passing judgment as to the place-where he orshe will deposit their savings. The natural reply will always be substantially this: "I will place mv deposit in that Savings Bank which upon careful inquiry and investigation I finally conclude to be the best managed, strongest and safest. Myjnotto shall always be: Safety First Safety Last Safety Always THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD THE STRONGEST NONE TOO STRONG. In reachine: conclusions as to the strength and safety of any bank, the student of Saving Bank characteristics is naturally attracted to certain high points, certain earmarks so to speak in bank management which stand out prominently in those Banks which are noted for their conserva tism, strength and safety. This article is one of a series which will ap pear under the caption "Where do Savings Bank Depositors prefer to place their Savings, and Why ?", and the first thought which comes to the prospective depositor is as to the Quality of the Bank's Assets The duty of every Savings Bank is: FIRST, to maintain its assets always at the very top in point of quality. SECOND, to keep its assets always where they can respond, without a moment's delay, to every call of every depositor whenever he wants his money. THIRD, to keep its assets always where they can promptly respond to every legitimate need of the borrowing public. The proper function of a Savings Bank is to stand between those who have money to lend and those who need to borrow, and that bank does not properly function which does not keep its assets where they are immediately available to answer every call within its proper field for loaning which the public requires for its legitimate lines of business. 1 But it is equally true that a Bank does not properly function which does not furnish the pub lic with an absolutely safe place of deposit for all who have idle money. Both of these requirements the Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company sup plies, indeed, as the following facts show, it stands foremost and preeminent in its prepared ness for any and every financial emergency. It is a fact everywhere recognized that in times of financial panic United States Bonds are the one sheet anchor upon which the public de pends, and to which it goes for financial strength and support. ' In the history of Banks, United States Bonds have never failed to bring the cash, and other things being equal, it follows logically that that Bank is strongest financially which carries the largest percentage of its assets in U. S. Bonds. There is no getting away from this fact. No one can truthfully gainsay this statement. It is absolutely unanswerable. . ' Now, what are the facts as they relate to the Hyde Tark Bank. Here are the figures taken from the Vermont Bank Commissioner's latest report. There are 59 Savings Banks in Vermont, and with a single exception, not one CARRIES AS LARGE A PROPORTION OF ITS DEPOSITS IN U. S. BONDS AS THE HYDE PARK BANK. ' Let us emphasize this fact by adding that the ag gregate of United States Bonds held by 13 of the 59 Vermont Savings Rinks do not equal the hold ings of the Single Hyde Park Bank. It is our purpose in a subsequent article to again refer to "earmarks of superior strength and safety in a Savings Bank." Meanwhile we invite the most careful consid eration of the depositing public to the superla tively strong position of the Hyde Park Institu tion. Finally, if the reader does not deem it good policy to place all his eggs in one basket, but rather concludes it to be the wiser and better way to divide his savings among the different Ver mont Banks, we are sure he will deposit a part of those savings in the old Hyde Tark standby. . We cordially invite a share of your deposits and suggest that no deposit is so small as not to be appreciated. We would be mdst happy if we had at least a small deposit from every Vermont family. What finer thing can you do than to start a small account with the Hyde Park Bank bv making a Christmas or New Year's present of $1.00. $10.00 or a larger sum? Let the deposit be in the name of yourself or better still perhaps in the name of your son or daughter, wife or hus band, and commence the New Year by becoming a banker. Banking by mail is now regarded as absolute ly safe. Send your deposits by check, postal or ex press money order or by registered letter. In more than 'hirty-one years of business not a dol lar so sent to the Hyde Park Bank was ever lost to a depositor. For any information or suggestions, address The Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company CARROLL S. PAGE, Hyde Park, Vermont A it a