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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES, UARRE, VT.. MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1021. .
4 BAURE DAILY TIMES MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1020. Published Every WoeK-Dny Afternoon by THE BAKRE DAILY TOirA ni" Frank K. I.analey, Publisher Entered at thr Postoffire at Barre u Beconil- CUsa Mail Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year by mail S.OO Three month by muil 11.50 One month by mail 50 'nts Sinvle cony 2 cent All subscriptions cash in advance. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ajunrmted Prexs to exclusively entitlea to the use for republication of all new li- patches credited ta it or not otherwise cred ited in this paper, and also the local new published therein. CURRENT COMMENT a The fixing of the 1921 dates for the annual fairs lv the various societies is -the first sign of summer. The re-opening of the K. I.. Smith ii Co. iiuunicR in Harre points the way to more satisfactory conditions locally sofne tunc. Henry Ford gained 1.10:1 votes in the recount of )Mj precincts out ol 2.200 in the content with Senator New bury; but he will have to "step on the jihs" a little harder if he expects to win out. The three Mann brothers of Brat- tleboro furnish a remarkable example of i:m sly lunjievity, their combined Sffps being 2'm years and making the average age K years, remaps uiey show the results of what Vermont can do for u num. Canadian editors are inclined to think that the three naval balloonists who landed in the wilds of Canada did not Accomplish so very much after all. Not so erv much till Steve Farrell landed that blow on Hinton's jaw. That was the blow that was, figur atively spi'aking, heard 'round the world. An increasing number of fires !n public school buildings in various parts of the country leads to the query whether the children are fortified against a situation in whirh they might be thrust at any time. In other cords, are they being made accus tomed to systematic evacuation of the building at the tap of the Are gong? Editor Arthur F. Stone of the news paper triumverate of St. Johnsbury ii now taking a tour into Florida, thus proving that Vermont editors do have time for something besides the daily grind. Editor Stone's co-workers in the field of newspaper making con gratulate him on his chance to try out the climate of Florida. SOME SKATER! GET ONTO HIS CURVES PRE-WAR PRICES Does it cut any ice with you to buy a suit or overcoat at half last season's price? Here's the opportunity Suits, $23.50 to $50.00 Overcoats, $32.50 to $45 Mackinaws for men, $7.00 to $12.50. Mackinaws for boys, $G.OO to $10.00. Special prices on Und erwear, Sweaters, Hos iery, etc. F. H, Rogers & Company Vermont's Invigorating Climate. There may be milder weather in oth er parts of the country than Vermont is experiencing this winter, but there can be none anywhere more invigorating or health giving, or more thoroughly en joyable to red-blooded people. The .snap and tang of a clear zero morning beats : all the soft zephyrs of the tropics for restoring natures equilibrium, 'lime will come when people seeking health and the fountain of youth will head to ward Vermont in the winter. One-half of the big holler made by some other sections with less to holler about would turn attention this way. There is no place where one cun be so comfortable the year, round as right here in old Vermont. The best winter weather can not be surpassed elsewhere as a health and vigor giver. I he poor weather and they have that everywhere despite what they ay and advertise can be tempered by suitable clothing and com fortable homes. And when the good old summer comes well, they all yield us t lie palm tlicii. Kandolph Herald and News. J! old ctate possesses many potentialties in agriculture, as well as in other branches of industry. Another gift of $"0,000 to the Put- I nam hospital in Bennington and still another of the furnishings and equip ment of one of the rooms make it al most a continuous story of donations I for that institution. The support which I the Putnam hospital is getting should I go far toward making the institution one of the besi,outside of the large I cities. It has taken 144 years to make the I bulk of the United States population I urban, and it will probably take an I other vears to make it urbane. I Boston Transcript. I)o you mean by urbane the capacity Ito go around with a gun on the hip, a blackjack concealed under the coat, la few brass knuckle convenient for I use and a dirk or two handy if the victim does not surrender peacefully! The dressmakers, the florists, the ho- Itel men and others of Washington, D. IC, could probably atford to have a hall during the week of President-elect Harding's Inauguration and give the proceeds to charity, their income from It he same more than making it worth chile providing, of course, the public l"falls" for the idea. The question is Ito what extent the public will stand to be mulcted. Frank B. Willis of Ohio "seems to ihave Wen safely inducted into the of fice of United States senator to suc ceed Warren O. Harding, who experts to go higher up within two months. (The Republicans are so jealous of their majority in the Senate that they were not taking any chances of Democratic Chicanery even though Governor Cox, (Democrat, had given his word that he would appoint a Republican to sue- lreed Harding. By waiting until a Re- 1 publican governor took office in Ohio, the Republicans played it safe. Barre'a 1020 record of two dwelling douses erected does not compare very favorably with the building programs f a score of years back when forty to fifty dwelling houses erected a year a ere not uncommon : yet it sires up iery well with the record of the east rn part of the country in this re tpoct during the year of slack builj- ng construction. There are few place in the eatern part of the country ahich have maintained during the last few rears their records alone thi !;e. THE "HERO STUFF." Quoth one of the three United States naval balloonists returning to Rock away, . , "Ihls hero stuff is all bunk." Spoken like a man, Lieuten ant Kloor. ' The fact is, the public has gone almost daft over this incident in which a naval balloon containing three men started out on a so-called endurance test, was swept northward by a strong wind and the ballonists decided to come down when they thought the limit of safety was reached) .thereafter fUiding consid erable difficulty in traversing the need for the arduous work. At length the men got out of the woods safely and came across a camp of trap pers, from which they came southward into the more inhabited regions. It was a trying experience, no doubt. But the men were more or less sturdy and were gifted with a fair degree of in telligence, at least, so that they car ried themselves through without seri ous mishap except a loss of temper by two of fhem. Naturally, there is much pleasure and not a little rejoicing that the three men were enabled to come back to their families and to their usual routine of life. However, there was no hero work done. If anything It was a battle for self-preservation and far less a battle than many a man has fought, and nnthing said about it. Yet the three men come back home and they are fairly smothered with the hero-worshipping, thrill-lov ing American public. Xow Lieutenant Kloor comes forth and proceeds to put a damper on the hero building. "This hero stuff is all bunk," ha is reported to have declared with some show of disgust. Therefore, let the excitement subside and the incident take its prop er place in the chronicle of events Only, next time, Lieutenant Kloor, be sure you carry some weapons with which to kill wild game, and provi sions enough for a normal cruise. Fuel for the Sanctum. We hereby acknowledge receipt from Henry Ford's "Dearborn Independent" of a 'pretty little booklet. "The Inter national "Jew." Whv? What?? Wherefore??? What in thunder's chewing Hen now? Does be think Jews queered his peace ship? We'll say that for Henry, at any rate, he's rf good hater. Whatever be has in for the .Tews he isn't keeping it in. He's tell ing the' world! Also, old Henry's a good sticker. He set out to have peace before Christ mas, and it looks now as though by? might if he isn't too particular what Christmas it is. Received, also, during the past week, tnree pusnel-baskets-ful of propagaa da, designed to relieve the country edi tor from the arduous task of provid ing something to fill his paper.' De signed, incidentally, too, to put over th pet schemes of some twenty or thir ty different persons and institutions ranging from Uncle Sam to Bingville primary school, at no expense to any body but the fool editor who uses them. Xext thing we know some few of era will be on our mailing list ev ery week for a little card reading Thanks for the fuel! nothing beats paper for starting fires." proton Times. . 1 Attention of Income Taxpayers We have on hand for free distribution a thirty-five page booket en titled "Key to the Federal Income and Excess Profits Tax, 1921," prepared by Chester S. Bavis, a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Mr. Bavis has been a close student of the American Income Tax Law and the present edition is a result o' information based upon Court and Treasury decisions to date. We are very glad to have our friends avail themselves of this oppor tunity to get pertinent and reliable information relative to their tax status for the taxable year. Ask for a copy ! They will be mailed on request. t Attorneys will find it particularly useful and its conclusions lucid and comprehensive. . " Four Per Cent in Savings Department The Peoples National Bank of Barre 4The Only National Bank in Barre 4 TWELVE AMENDMENTS A Quiet Sort Customer Have you Life?" Bookstore clerk Not very Transcript. "Sporting Boston Despite the fact that Vermont land las been tilled for a great many years, iir more than the western and middle- restern nates, th old soil is still pro-l-jciiif crops of a high yield per acre. for instance, Vermont bads the na- on in the average yield of corn per icre;.onlT in state urr.av. Ver ont in the yield per are of tr. an 1 mikwhrat, wh:lc Vermont a fourth ,mng the states eat of the M'.i- ippi la jicld of bay prr acre. The Lucky Manl The groom Darling, you have made me very happy by marrying me. Bride O, don't mention It.'T made two other men still happier. Groom Why, bow did you do that? Bride By refusing to marry them. Detroit News. Forced to Transfer Tuberculosis Pa tients ta the East. AH the hospitals and contract hos pitals of the V. S. public health serv ice In the semi arid southwest are al ready rrwdd with tuberculoma pa tients and the influx nf other from the eatern states continue so great that the public headth service has been f-irned to tranfer patient from Tuc snn. Arit., and other wetern hospitals t sanatorium near AsMiUe, X. '.. and elsewhiye in the cat. Marfv ill advie.l patients hav of late thronjred Ttfn. unmindful of the fait that every hospital )r.i in that place i filVd and every hotel and hoarding lmu oerrrowie. More than tiitierriilosis subjects in Tinn are unable to fird entrance to a sanatori um. Other towns in tbe utbrt re port similar dnlit vn. . urpeon .etieral t iimmice airain f -ne hi warnira a jint t uVrt'iik"-'. patifnt bavspg c',;..n sUrf tV ffoi rrnmetit i a''n and wi!1:'2 'e for t'i.m aril C"e the nith'',t on their cun in!iiaiie. Vermont! New Governor. The Hon. James Hartncs-s of Spring field is now governor of Vermont When he won the nomination from field of four active and able candi dates his friends were joyful, but bis unfriends poltical at least, said. How did he do it? In the first place he did it bv advertising, that is, he had as complete and far-reaching campaign 01 publicity as was ever planned in the fireen mountain state. Lynn Hays and Brother lushing of the (St. Albans Messenger did the trick. But as all campaigns of advertising unless there Is something good to advertise the whole thing falls flat. But Hart nss did not fall flat. Neither will he. Hartness is an idealist. He has imagination and he has ideas ideas that have grown into convictions in his mind. Ideas that will surely make for the uplift of the state. In manv respects he is like Governor Miller. And if there is anything more hope ful in civic and state politics this year than the election of Miller in ?ew York and Hartness in Vermont we have vet to see it. Mr. Hartness is an inventor. lie is also a practical business man. But we still think the best thing about him his ideals. One can get somewhere with ideals especially those of a man of ripe ape and large experience in sf fairs of life. The governor knows the needs of the farmer, of the wage earner, of the In dustrial and business Interests and he has had practical experience on the tate board of education. He favors water power development, improved schools, better marketing facilities In fact he knows the needs of the com monwealth thoroughly. i Especially does the governor sound the note of real co-operation between labor and capital, realizing that here is a larire factor in the success of any enterprise, whether municipal, state or manufacturing plant. Wt predict a big two years for Ver mont with Hartness at the head.--Plattsburg, N. V., Press. To Vermont Constitution Proposed By the Committee. The committee appointed at the 1010 session of the Vermont legislature to propose amendments to the state con stitution has completed its duties and presented its report. The mnjority of the committee proposes nitio amend ments while the minority submits three. The nine majority amendments are, briefly, as follows: Proposal 1, would amend section 34 of chapter two, providing that every "person" 21 years old instead of every "man shall be qualified as a legal vot er, after taking the propel oath. This section makes the state constitution conform to the 10th amendment of the federal constitution. Proposal 2, would amend section two of chapter two, providing for the veto of bills by the governor and their subse quent reconsideration. The purpose of this proposed amendment is to give the governor what is known as the "item veto," which would allow him to veto certain sections of an appropriation measure without vetoing the entire measure. Proposal 3, provides for the election ofx representatives bv towns by giving the general assembfy power to regu late by law the mode of filling all va cancies in the House caused by death, resignation or otherwise. Proposal 4 deals with trials by jury.! If adopted it would except "cases re quiring an accounting with numerous items." Proposal 5 would amend article X of chapter one, defining the right of an accused criminal on a count such as would naturally call for a trial by jury. The proposed amendment would give him the privilege of waiving a jury trial and submitting his case directly to the court. Proposal 6 would provide for the re cording of deeds and conveyances of and through act of the legislature in- 1 . v . ,i l ai i I the office of the town clerk of countv : clerk. This amendment is proposed in connection with the great difficulty ex perienced by railroads and other cor porations In filing deeds and convey ances within the .state under the pres ent law. Proposal 7 would restore the bien nial election to September and the opening of the legislature to October. lToposal 8 is for a new amendment: which would give the public service commission the power of a court at law . n matters properly under its jurisdic tion. . Proposal 0 would add a new section! to be known as section 51-A and pro-! viding that the general assembly shall have authority to provide for compul- sory voting at elections. The minority committee proposal I are : Proposal 1 would amend section 6; of chapter two, providing for the proc-! ess of amending the constitution by making it possible to propose amend-1 ments at any setsion of the legislature) nstead of every 10 years as now. i lroposal 5 would amend article X.l sections of chapter two. which, if adopted, would do away with the as sistant judges of county courts as con stitutional officers. , Proposal 3 provides for the appor tionment of senators in counties by di viding the state into 30 senatorial dis tricts as nearly equal in population as practicable, the first division to be made upon the basis of the 1020 census and the new division to he made into senatorial districts after the taking of each United States census. Her Opinion of Him. He I would rather have a man call me a knave than a fool. She Of course. It's the truth that hurts. Boston Transcript. ' By No Means Unwelcome. Bride-to-be I hope, dear, we won't got any duplicate wedding presents. Groom-to-be Oh, 1 don't know. Dad's promised us a $5000 check and I wouldn't mind gettjng a duplicate from your father." Boston Transcript. Placing Her Away Back. Miss Olden (calling! What! , You can't name all the presidents. Why, when I was a little girl I could easily. Hostess' daughter But there were only three or four then. Boat on Transcript. A u E M P L Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. M E N T A I! . M 1 o NTHE ctpiTu hit cpunni Civil MimCE dbilUUL aiaawr, si. v. To Depositors: Safety of principal is more to be desired than high rates of interest. Some of our invest ments: $440,000 U. S. Liberty and Victory Bonds $30,000 State of Ver mont Bonds $75,000 City of Mont pelier Notes 4 Per Cent Paid on Savings Deposits Banking by Mail Safe and Satisfactory A TOTAL LOSS. ,A Springfield couple have been keeping their sax -ings and valuable pa'pers In an old pocketbook, in preference to a safety deposit box or a bank account and recently when the lady of the house went out. on a shopping trip, she hid this pocketbook in the men of her gas stove. On her return, the forgot the pocketbook and lighted the burners of the gus stove in a hurry to prepare supper. As a result all that is left of nine $20 bills, one $10 bill, an insurance policy and some other papers is a mess of ashes, The loss amounted to considerable. (The above is a clipping from a news paper, which is self-explanatory.) We have just received a hundred of the latest model Safe Deposit Boxes, rental $2.5(J and $5.00 per year. Quany Savings Bank and Trust Co. Barre, Vermont BEN A. EASTMAN, President u IL i. M. JONES, Vke-Prsaident C. M. WILLEY, Treasurer DIRECTORS Ben A. Eastman James M. Boutwell W. G. Reynolds IL P. Cutler E. L. Scott H. J. M. Jones B. W. Hooker H. H. Jackson GEO. L. BLANCH ARB, lYes FRANK X. SMITH, Treasurer UP HILL The road to success leads up hill. It calls for energy, push, self-denial, pluck and will-power every day. The best aid and friend to the climber is a Savings ac count. It backs his high purpose at every step. The First National Bank ' of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System Extra Values for Men in Walk-Overs II (7 iMl You'll find these values mighty good. First of all you'll get shoes that give you good appearance, style, comfort and service. Shoes have to be mighty good to give you all that. These do it, and give you a big bonus of economy besides. Wear Walk Over Shoes Rogers' Walk-Over Boot Shop Austria Quits. History offers no parallel for th de cision of the Austrian government to abandon its hopeless struggle against bankruptcy and turn the administra tion over to the allies if they care to accept the responsibility. It is prac tically an application for a receiver ship, and while the powers have at times acted as receivers for backward small countries in outlying regions, there is no precedent for such a com plete surrender by an important and highly civilized nation. Nothing wore portentous than this has happened since the armistice, and it emphasises the urgent need of making the econom ic rehabilitation of Europe the para mount issue. As things have been go ing other counties liesides Austria will have to go into the hands of a receiver. The most hopeful side of Austria s gJoomT rase is seen in a report that nrjri'iiaiKinH pre 10 iwprin itir rcon"mic eo-oprration with neighboring coun tries which formerly made part of the Austrian empire. The difficulty lies in securing economic co-operation xsith political union; in pulling the em pire to piece an ancient and intricate economic evstent wis inridentsllv mahed. and the bankruptcy of Aus tria is the natural consequence. The lat straw wa the demand of h unary employes f the stse for in creased salaries which the state trea- nrv could not pay. but if it had not i boc n this it would have been some thin? rle. Hank-ruptcy j bankruptcy. ! and a rccriversbip seems to be the only alternative to bolhevim. The emi nent Austrian economUt. .tosnh Red- ' lirh. is on hi war in the t'nited States j to present the plipbt f hi country to i our govemmert and tt American bui- j ness men. and will at all events set j a sympathetic bearing. Rut pilliativei maur will d little unlos Ati.tria can I put on a sound nxinmiif Ka.is. Sprincftcld. Ms., Republican. 1 Throue for Ye, M:ke. ij 1i bate fUttbcrv." aid oT.rien tar oibr dir. 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