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THE BARRE 9AILY TIMES, BAKRE. VT., FRIDAY;. SEPTEMBER 30, 1921.
BARRE DAILY TIMES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1921. PnbliihH Kvrr, Wek-Iy Aftaniowi t THR EAHRB DAILY TIMES, INC Frank K. Langler. Publiahat fcnterad at tie Pmtofflca at Ban aa BsoondV Claaa Mail Matter ' SUBSCRIPTION KATES On year by mall "".! Si month, bf mail "ff'ii Thrw month y mail.... ..l- Ona month br mall 50 cania ftlnvL conv . . 1 aeO All tubeeriptions cash In adno MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATE! PRESS The Aaaoeiatcd Frm la axeliMlr.Iy antitl to the vm for mroblieatlon of all arwt patchta indited to it or not othorwiae " Itcd fo tbia ratwr, ana also tna weai nw publish Unrein. The college opening without an in creased enrollment is a. rareinstitu tion indeed this fall. " , The Stefonsson advance into the frozen north hag reached Wrangell but that's nothing to argue over. Tha LuclW Tribune has coined good one: "Boom your town. Dou't bomb it." Bear that in mind, every- body. Vermont contributed at least two fatalities to the week's "don't get hurt" campaign, thus adding emphasis to the warning. Mr. Itoacoe , Arbuckle declares he doesn't read the newspapers now be cause he is disgusted with them.' Per haps it is jusfr as well if the newspa pers do not measure down to Arbuc kle't standards. In counting up the causes for road deterioration in the North Country and on the trunk lines, don't forget the very heavy traffic to and from Canada this year. Manchester, N. H. Union. Especially the very heavy traific from Canal. Someway or other, it seems to be extraordinarily wearing. Those who . retained their Liberty bonds instead of selling them at a big loss when the market price was at a low point now have the pleasure of watching 'em come up, up, up. As prosperity comes back, the bonds are sure to gain in market value. That proposed Yermdnt campaign to "fill the empty pews" Is, by chance perhaps, timed to start at about the close of the motoring f&son in Ver mont; but it does not mean that all the absentees are given to motoring on Sundays. However, it's a merito rious campaign and deserves to meet with a large measure of success. proceedings over to highly paid agents with instructions to do just about as they please and then, when the bills come in, stare a trifle at the stagger ing figures but draw their checks to cover .the amount or see to it that the bills are paid. - In the Newberry case the total amount was placed by the lowest estimate as $188,508 for the pri mary alone, that being Estimated by the minority of the committee. We quite agree with the minority repurt that the expenditure of such a sum of money made the campaign look more like an auction than an election; ahd we are inclined to believe that the American public Is disposed to frown upon any such lavish expendi ture of money to acquire a nomination or an election for any office unless it be that of president of the United States. , If official position is to be acquired by such means the ; nation might as well adopt the dollar sign as the national emblem, write a new con stitution based on the majesty of mon ey and place a figure of gold in the White House. There ought to be sharp rebuke to the lavish use of money in American political life; and the time is just' as opportune now as it svtfr will be. CURRENT COMMENT "I Even when John D. Rockefeller wants something enduring, he comes to Vermont for. it. His half-million dollar mausoleum to be completed in December at Tarrytown, N. ., is be ing built of Barre granite. Newport News. That's the large part of the reason, neighbor; but it is also reported that John D. Rockefeller desired to return to Barre some small portion of the profits he has taken out of the town. Fifteen years ago a resident of the town of Windham (population 261) remarked that there probably was no one in his town with money enough to 'own an automobile. To-day, so the town scribe says, there are twen ty-flve automobiles' owned In Wind ham, or an average of one to every ten of the population. Tha prophet of fifteen1 years ago (he's died in the meantime) would gasp in astonish ment were he to be permitted to see the march of progress in little Wind ham. Windham is in much the tame position as every, town, village and hamlet in the entire country; they can't get along without necessities (using. that word necessities advised- According to tha advertising manag er of a large mail order house in Chi cago, he receives the newspapers from nearly ail the country districts of the United States and when he finds a newspaper that is but meagrely pat ronized by he local merchants he .'in mediately Hoods that territory with advertising matter of his houe sent In circular form. As the St. Johns bury Caledonian points out, the moral for tha home merchants it to adver tise more extensively and to keep it up if they do not care to go up againt the competition of the big aa... order houses. It is certain that a hustling, live trading -nter, made so largely by advertising, does not offer very al luring prospect to the mail order houses. THE DOLLAR AS A NATIONAL EMBLEM. The majority report of the Senate mi i w vn 'l M urrv aa till rjrvlUQ on the Ford-Newberry senatorial con test in Michigan back in 191 ascrU, among other findings, that "it the money spent ip behalf of Newberry's candidacy) was spent without the knowledge or consent of Truman H. Newberry, for publicity and for ordi nary campaign purpoes and eipendi tures which are perfectly familiar to every man who hat ben a candidate frr oCice, and which are generally re garded as hot Mrj and prop er." WIiKb aeemt to indicate lLat Newberry is another of ibt wealthy ma, or B of weahhy connections, ho aspire to oflW, are too inefficient or tno Itir to tviD'lut tbfir etu pa B is a Tt, tur tie retire Prices On Monuments. There has been a great deal of dis cussion for a long time relating to the matter of wholesale prices of monuments and the possibility of their reduction. Now within the last sixty days we have learned of a 2o ner cent cut irom ine ot. woua pro ducers and within the past month of another one amounting to 15 per cent from the Barre district. St. Cloud open shop manufacturers started the ball rol ma by reducing waees zo per cent and passed the saving along to the retail trade. According to our understandins the Barre manufacturers have as yet been unable to reduce the . ... i i .I waee, scale so mat uie ouraen oi tncir reduction in prices must be borne soley by the manufacturers. One of the big quarry operators in Barre has announced that there win be no re ductjon in price of stock from its quarries, so that it appeara now as thoueh at both St. Cloud and Barre the market has descended to its bot torn level for some time to come,'nd it should have the effect of stimulat ins business. Most retail dealers still have on hand a large amount of stock but most of it is of the more expensive class, while the recent ' demand has been for monuments of lower price, The latter class is not held In very larpe quantities by the average retail dealer and many or them nave been in need of replenishment for several months, but dealers would not buy on account of the instability of the market. The recent chanire in the sit uation ought to give the retail dealer a chance for argument witn his pros pective customer and we believe that will be a crradual upward trend of business at the wholesale end. Monumental News. Vermont Aa a Vacation Resort. It has been a. prosperous vacation season for the owners of hotels and summer cottages in Vermont. The pub licity bureau of the Green Mountain state recently made a survey of its mountain and lake resorts and the re sult goes far to dispel the idea ' that the business depression seriously di minlshed the volume of summer busi ness. On the contrary, in some in stances it is reported that this has been better than the preceding season Boston Transcript. It would be interesting to know how many people have spent the summer in the various resorts among tae moun tains and by the lakes of Vermont this year. The total would without doubt be surprising. While the state has no nation-wide attractive spot, like the beach resort of some other New England lo calities to which throngs of visitors flow every year, it has a wide variety ot ideal places by the mountains and lakes offering rent and quiet to those who seek for that rather than for bois terous and garish outings. In conse quence, there is scarcely a village or hamlet which does not entertain dur ing the summer more or lea visitors from far and near. Many of them are the children of old residents, who make an annual pilgrimage back to the scenes of childhood, and whose faces are greeted each returning rear with smile of welcome from the inhab itants. Besides these, there is a con tinually increasing tide of strangers who are finding unexpected pleasure in discovering the beauty of this Switzer land of America. It la not too much to say, that the ureen Mountain state stands alone in the New England sis terhood in its mountain and water scenery. Not so merged and sublime aa some, not so wild and primitive as others, not so full of historical re miniscence as still others, it ha a softened beauty, a finished exterior, a quiet loveliness, a peaceful setting, an aggregation of attraction unsurpassed. These are the things which draw the visitor from abroad, and once having thrown her spell around him, holds him here asrainst all out tide appeals. New port fcxpres and Mandard. Seaerr Divisions .of New .England. When the war department completes it organization of tha reaerve armies of the United States, nation-wide mobilization will be a matter of week, rather than of months or years Under the direction of Secretary Weeks, the war department i proceed ing to organize, in skelteon form the reserve force throughout the country and to-day it ha announced in Wash ington the designations of the various divisions, corps, and armies, and the territory aasigned to each unit. The department's plans rail for three armies ea h of three, corps and each eorp in turn, will ronsirt of three division. These units will be officered from tbe commissioned personnel of the officer reserve eorpa, and the enlisted person nel will come, as far as possible, from American ntiien wbo have attended the war department- military train ing rampa, or who hav had other prc- viou mil.tarr eervit-e. New England quota of the organ ized reserve of the United States army consist of one army enrpa, the first, consisting oi three diviona. , Maasarhitaetts will prokie the nfftrers and men of the advent br-sixUi diri- kb; tonne-tkut and F.Vxie Inland thf fr the !ntT-fwirth. and New Hatrriiife, Vermont and Maine thoe for the ninety-seventh. During those next few months, the war department plans to finish the work of assigning reserve onicers to the various units oi theso three New England divisions and on July 1 next it will take up the worn oi asaemoung me non-wm missioned and enlisted personnel For many decades to come, the de fense of the nation must rest upon the shoulders of America's citizens soldiers The regular army to-day and the national guard are but ! handful in numbers. In the event of war the re serve armies must bear the real brunt of the burden of national defense. The war department has been quick to rec ognize this fundamental truth, it ha with commendable initiative, it hag laid the time of peace the framework for an effective national- mobilization. The reserve armies now in process of formation constitute a people army. recruited and officered from the Ameri can people, and dedicated to their serv vice. The reserve divisions merit the fullest measure of public support j and we feel confident that New England will yield to no other section of the United States in the backing she will give in the coming years to her re serve divisions the seventy-sixth, the ninety-fonrth and the ninety-seventh. Boston Transcript. A Craft of Skill and Science. The entering1 classes in the various school of agriculture show very plain ly-that the tanner of the future is go ing to be more or less 'a trained crafts man. He must be even more than that, because the farmer of to-day has to deal, hot only with details of crops, stock and markets, but is continually exposed to the hazards of the weather and the natural deterioration of his material, or soil, coming inevitably unless renewed and fortified. The weather he has not, as yet, been able to do very much to control or even ameliorate, but he ha devised many interesting methods to overcome the natural handicaps which it imposes upon him. The arid lands of the west he has reduced to fertility by irriga tion. The frost in the apple orchards he has counteracted by smudges. The hopelessly dry areas he has made to produce by mean oi nnely developed cultivation which conserves toe mots ture. Here is Vermont, the heavy snows and periodical rains pretty well dis pose of' the weather handicap, so that a more or )ess routine -observation of fertilization, crop rotation and return if humus to the soil settles those stir ring question of the further west. There are, of course, periodical frosts and occasional droughts, but the for mer usually come at times which are not especially fatal to crop perfection nd the latter are much less disastrous wher careful attention has been given to soil preparation and cultivation. In brief, the rudiment of careful, intelli gent farming will often spell success for the farmer of New England. Vermont has not yet reached a prac tical working basis with ber agricul tural schools and colleges. There is plenty of good instruction, but o far most of the trained men hav taken up the work of instruction, the man agement of large farm on salary basis, testing or some of the various cientiflc outgrowths of the more edu cational side of the business. What we want as much a anything is farmer trained to their business, not only in the priceless school of ex perience but also in the scientific lor which the agricultural schools and col lege propound. We need young men, product of our public schools, who will go on and study scientific agricul ture in advanced institutions, then re turn to the home farm and "farm it" on a practical basis, with such scien tific knowledge as be can apply to the home condition. We think the time has passed when 1 the. practical farmer can safely be con- temptuou of the schooled farmer. The former know how things are done from the way they have always been done; the latter knows how thing can perhaps be done better and more prof itably by applying the research and re sources of the scientific farm school to existing conditions. The "aggie" chool of New lork are six in number and it is stated that 50 per cent of the entering classes come from the city. They will have a choice ot learning dairy farming, crop farm- ng, stock raising, fruit growing, mar ket gardening, poultry raising, etc., most of them going ultimately, not to practical farming, but to become milk inspectors, dairy testers, butter and cheese maker, teachers, etc. So Ver mont' problem in getting these grad-1 uates back to actual farming is the problem of New York and other states. How shall w induce the young men to return to the farm and carry tr family, farm and community tradi tion, with the added benefit of scien tific training added 1 That seems to be the problem of this most diversified and exacting of craft. The schools and college can da something to solve the problem, but it gets bark, like most of the other. largely to the individual, .hi environ ment and the community. Our farm bureau can do perhaps more than any other single agency in keeping the trained boys on the farm and in get ting the 'boy who are inclined to stay on the farm to adopt the most profitable method. Rutland Herald. Unreasonable Teacher. When Freddy came home from school he a crying. "Teacher whipped me because I was the only one who could answer a question sh asked the class," he wailed. Freddy's mother was both astound ed and angry. "Ill see the teacher about thatl What was the question she ked you!" She wanted to know who put the glue in her .ink bottle." Pittsburg Post. I "P O What is it? Watch this space JINGLES AND JESTS ' A Precise Man. , Gruff voice (at phone Is Mr. Jones there T , . Sweet voice Yea, do you wish to see him J Gruff voice See him t My good girl, this isn't a telesoone, it's a telephone, Boston Transcript. Mother' Compromise. "For a long time Dicky ha been wanting to take up aviation, but his mother wouldn't hear of it." "Then she gave in finally ?'' . "Yes, on certain conditions. She made him promise to confine himself entirely to hydroplanes, so that in case of accident he'd be sure to fall on something soft," Boston Transcript. The Same Thing. 1 Robert came in from school one aft ernoon wheeling hi bicycle. Mother was busy getting the tea but paused for a moment. "What has happened to your bi cycle ?" she inquired. "Oh," said Robert, "the tire ia punc tiisted." " "You mean punctured, my boy," said his mother. "Well, at any rate," said Robert with conviction, "I came to a full etop,"- Edinburgh Scotsman. ' Walk Over Delivers Good Style ' Whatever notions you may have about style, it takes just a moment's notice to recognize in these English Brogues the superiorities that have given Walk-Over front rank aa designers of men's shoes. In Black or Tan Scotch Grain. Price, $10.00 I 7S M MOM J Rogers Boot Shop Did you ever notice that the name DARTMOUTH was stamped on the bottom of every piece of Dartmouth Chocolates? it's your assurance of real pleasure the satisfaction of that deep crav ing for good sweets. We're having a run this week on the i Verd .loot Bitter Sreets Old English, ' Verd Mont Ice Cream, Verd Mont Peppermints, Verd Mont Maple Coconut every one of them your kind of choco- lates. Please drop in. C. IV. Long, IVaitsfield, VI. V ft 5) A B3 1 At the time of Edward IV; 1461-1483, men . took such pride in shirts of fine white linen that sleeves of the "cote" were slashed, simply to dis play the shirt, the slashes sometimes be ing laced across. In those picturesque times a courtier paid four times the price that you pay - to-day for a fine shirt. To-day evening dress shirts from $1.50 to $8.00. ; Shirts for business in fine woven madras from $2.00 to $4.50. A special line at $1.65. SPECIAL For one day, Satur 5 dozen IDE fast col or fancy Shirts, $1.65 each. Guaranteed fast color,, and full regular sizes, I412 to 16y2. See them in our window. - The Principal . The Savings Bank is FOR THOSE ESPECIAL LY WHO WANT TO GUARD AND KEEP THEIR PRINCIPAL. It does not pay as high a rate of interest as some business enterprises, be cause its main object i3 security. Yet all the while your principal lie's in the Savings Bank it is earn ing something, it i3 growing and not dwindling. Your account is solicited regardless of size. Banking by mail given special attention. Quarry Savings Bank and Trust Co. Barre. Vermont DIRECTORS: Ben A. Jtaatmn, E. J. M. Jones, W. O. Reynolds, , 3. M. Boutwell, B. W. Hooker, E. L. Boott, ' - - ' H. F. Cutler OFFICERS: BEN A. EASTMAX, President. H. J. VL JONES, Vhse-rresident. ' C M. WILLEY, Trestaiurnr. yr --.- iT-.M.r . 5 F. H. Rogers & Company : Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company.' of MontpeUer, Vt ' NDJETT-FOUKTH TEAS Preminm Notes in Force. . . .$12,282,751.00 Cash Assets $300,000.00 Insurance in Force . ..$123,121,771.00 Policies written under Mutual or P&id-Up Plan at actual cost no profit Consider this fact when placing your AutomobD Fire Insurance If 70a are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent ; McAllister & Kent Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange t i ONCE ALWAYS FASCINATING CYNTHIA SWEETS In Fancv Boxes 1 lb., 3 ozs. of the finest Chocolates, Saturday and Sunday Special BOSTONIAN CHOCOLATES 60c value per lb . . .49c MarchettFs Fruit Store On the Square THE WAGE SLAVE The wage earner is a wage slave only when he has nothing but his wages,, spends them all, lives from hand to mouth and lays nothing by. Put a little of every week's wages in this bank, and you will start on the road to independence. 1 The' First National Bank of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System EVEREADY FLASHLIGHTS These dark mornings you will appreciate one of the Eveready Flashlights, and will consider them one of the handiest things you "ever purchased. If you already own one bring it in and have it refilled. Barre Electric Co. Telephone 98 - f ' - Monfpelier Electric Co. TeL 26 -For Vour Electric WanUV Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelicr, Vf Capital Surplus and Un divided Profits, $220,000 Pays 4 P. C. on Savings Deposits . 2 P. C on Commer cial Deposits All taxes paid by bank. Depository of City of Montpelier and State of Vermont CETCS L. BLAJfCHAKV EQWAKP H. DEAVrTT. Vtaaa IhrwJHXL B. nxrr-s TOLHOLM. Pnwfevt. ntunc n. smith. Ta W. C NT HARRY DAXIXXS T. B. CALLAAAX It is nice to have a friend you can always rely on in sickness or trouble; one who is always ready to give the assistance you need. This friend you can have and should have it is "ready money" which you can have when you want and NEED it. Thewivto have this welcome friend is to open an account in our Bank and REGULARLY add to your bal ance. It will grow and grow and oe a sure Triena in time of need. Come in. , We will welcome you. GRANITE SAVINGS BANK & TRUST COMPANY DEPOSITORY OF THE CITY OF BARRE DIRECTORS John Trow. Will . Whitcomb. Frank' F. Care, James T. S'.-urion, J. Ward Carver, Chas. H. WisharL A X