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THE BARRE DAILY . TIMES, BARRE, VT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1922.
r BARRE DAILY TIMES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1922. Publinhcrf Evm Wok-Dy Aftrrnoon b THE EARRB TIMES, INC. Frank E. Lanaley. Publisher. Entered at the Pontofflr. t Brr u SonA. . . Claw Mail Matter. SUBSCRIPTION One year by mail Six . minth by mat ... Three month by mail , One month by mail ..... BlnirJe copy RATES 12.16 11.80 .60 cents ..2 cent All aubirrifitknu caah in advance. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Aociate3 Prei it exclusively entitled to the urn for republication of all newa dia patchei credited to It or not otherwise cred ited in thin paner. and alao the local uewa published therein. If some of the go-called screen alar could have the screen separating them from the public gaze thickened a trifle it might be better for all concerned. Devens have failed to realize some bet terment from their course of instruc tion. They must have come out in bet ter healthy with better knowledge how to take care of themselves, with high er ideals and . with an increased pa triotixm and love olf country. The military element is really subordi nated in the iifter-thought of the camps. It is to be hoped that the idea of having government military camps will be continued and thrijt many more younger men will have the opportunity each year to participate. The Balkans are fiaid to be of very inflammable material. If they must burn it is unfortunate that 'the heat cannot be utilized in the United States during the coming long, cold, winter. . Jfow that Mrs. Harding seems to be on the road to recovery, it might be worth while to see that her illus trious husband maintains his health. If Harding didn't have Congress on his hands he would be amply justified in going off on a vacation. Perhaps he i anyway. There is firm confidence that Secre tary of States Hughes is coming back to the United States from Brazil wjth the, consummation of the plan ; for which he made the trip, whatever that iplan was. As they sometimes say in w hist when a. trump is called for, don't send a boy. The United States didn't send a boy to Brazil. The twn of Orange gave a good demonstration, of confidence in its pio neer woman legislature in Ver mont by voting Miss Beard almost solid support in her quest for the Re publican senatorial nomination in Or ange county. The seven voters in the town who registered against Miss Beard were certainly a "very small mi nority. ' j ; , The anti-Greene sentiment in Ver mont (if there 'is any) wasn't much in evidence in' the primary of Septem ber 12 when the St. Albans man got about all the votes there were cast for the United States senatorial nom ination. Of course, the nomination of Greene was a foregone conclusion but there was a chance for a sizeable re volt if the electorate had been of a mind to engage in it. , WHAT A MILITARY TRAINING ; ? CAMP DOES. ' One need not be militaristic to hope that every young man of the" country might go through the period of train ing such as the 3,000 member of the citizens" military training camp have been experiencing at Camp Ievens during the past month. The benefits of such a training as these 3,000 young Americans have been undergoing are by no means confined to the military side of life although the training camps partake of that flavor through their very nature. The carrying of arms, the military evolutions and the obe dience to command, of course, have their distinctive military , touch; but those features may never be put into actual use later in lifef .valuable as j they may be. Features of government military camps which do work themselves into the lives of the participants are a fine start toward physical development snd health, a capacity to employ one's self to the best advantage, a devel oped sence of human interest, an add ed incentive toward right living, an increased respect and loyalty to the government and progress toward' 100 per cent Americanism. All these things are benefits to be derived from earnest participation in a government military camp. There may be, and there un doubtedly are, other phases of the camp which serve to aid the young men who are so fortunate as to be numbered in the membership. So strong are these influences that it is safe to say that few of the 3,000 young men just dismissed at Camp ACROSS THE CONTINENT IN LKSS THAN 24 HOURS. Not many, weeks ago the public was more or less amazed to learn that a human being had traversed the length of the North American continent in less than twenty-four hours. Then the public almost forgot about i the performance. Yet the flight of Lieut. James If. Doolittle from Jacksonville, Fla., to San Diego, Cal., in twenty two hours and. thirty-one minutes, with a single stop of. a few minutes more than an hour was one of the epoch-making events. The entire dis tance from Jacksonville to San Diego is 2,275 miles. The time was wtion men crossed the continent, perhaps at little longer distance, in erght months and the feat was considered a wonderful event. That : was what Fremont did back in 1845." Later came the trans-continental trains and the distance was covered in what was con sidered very remarkable time figured jn units of days rather than months. Now men hop into their airplanes on the Atlantic coast one morning and are enabled to eat breakfa-st on the Pacific coast the following day; Truly we are living in a wonderful age, the age of man's conquest or partial conquest of the air. We are so accustomed to these pew thrills that we fail to realize the importance of the events like that carried but by Lieut. Doolittle. Another generation may "not look upon Lieut. Doolittle flight as anything out of the ordinary, may even reckon it as very common place. To us, however, it is a big event and it marks a new epoch in air navigation. Just what may develop from such a performance is not known but , it is .easily pocsible to imagine when trains will be considered as back numbers for means of trans-continent al trips, We must adapt ourselves to the new era. t BOYS SUITS ''When it comes. to wear and tear ' on a suif it seems as if a boy was all legs." Sure the pants are first to peter out, so our two' pants suits are intelli gent economy. " For boys from 8 to 16 years, $12.00. Little . gents' school Suits at $2.50 up. Life's Tragedies F. H. Rogers & Company , LETTERS TOTHE EDITOR ; : : Discontent Over Schools. Editor, Barre Times: The educa tion of a generation ago was more exact than, that of to-day. The edu cation ' of two generations ago was even more .exact, one might say ex acting. My mother, who attended the old Champlain, N. Y., academy about 18B0, used to tell that Miss Hubbell, the preceptress, would interrupt a his tory recitation with, "Wait, you left out 'and' or 'the.'" In other words, a satisfactory history recitation was a feat of exact reproduct ion of the text. Such a method would have seemed as ridiculous 30 years ago as it would seem now, yet most of the comparisons in your columns have been with the educatioa of 30 years aero when we, not our parents, were children. The education of to-day is more of the will and of the tastes than of the intellect, more of the heart than of the head. The words given out in our modern spelling contests all are easv compared with the jawbreakers of 60 vears ago. The problems in arithme tic are simple, straightforward and easy compared with the t hinese puz zles of two generations back. Competition was the very life of the schools of our own and of our fathers' time. Now we would abolish it if we could, and already a majority of our students, whatever their desire to excel themselves, have little ambition to ex cel one another. I believe in school athletics, not chiefly as an intellectual, but as a moral measure. The old education insisted on cram ming children's minds with fact or alleged facts, whereas the education of to-day treats facts a secondary to the culture of soul which fit a person fo meet other person helpfully to all concerned. A graduate of to-day cer tainly i no walking encyclopedia as Mr. K.dison ha shown by quizzing the college men, hut if he is a gentleman and she a lady in the true sense, our schools have done more for them than merely to fill their heads with facts soon to be forgotten. From what I know of the junior " The Judge Said "Pay" i When one party is sure' they paid a debt and when the other party is just as sure the account has not been wiped out, there is but one result. A There is difference. . V In this difference is argument and, sometimes. r t V hatred: frequently court action and a whole lot more trouble. In the end the judge sayf "Pay," because a re ceipt cannot be shown Cancelled checks would prevent much court ac tion. But, the safety for you is what you should consider. Fay a bill by check and back comes the cancelled check the best receipt possible and our bank records show it has passed through. Pay by check. Keep the cancelled ones. Re verse the court. Barre Trust Company fKSX E. LANCIXr. Fraeidevt EDWARD W. BISBIJE. TIriMi M. . CLAJUC Tnawum. DTMCTOMi Itwuri W. Ffct. Jaeeek & CaJeaaal rraak C UW. Qwtoxt H. Parr. high school idea, I do not favor it Our young' people get the vocational idea early enough without hurrying them into it. I do not know why boys and girls should feel forced to choose their parents' vocation. It seems too much like the caste system. It seems too materialistic. (Jive young men and women a good training in English wiUi emphasis upon literature, in his tory, science, mathematics, other Ian guages if wanted, with what athletics they have time and taste for, and you have done more for them than any smattering of agriculture or carpentry. In some schools dancing to a late hour and under a kind of compulsion is permitted as an essential part of their entertainments. In view of the admitted debasing of many dances, teachers should protect young people of high school age and under from any form of compulsion as . to attending dances. The moral issue is the same when tfie dance is for the financial benefit of school or class. Teachers work harder than is cen erally .supposed. Their so-called work ing hours probably average about one half of their actual working hours. From my observation most teachers genuinely love their pupils and try to help them. I believe that physical supervision is unnecessary. Let the teachers be trained to follow a printed manual of instructions .and requirements issued from the office of the commissioner of education. Let each teacher be required each term to fill out a questionnaire from the commissioner regarding the term's doings. In case of any failures or lapses, incapable of adjustment by the directors, an agent of the commission er might be sent to the place. Many bright men engaged in supervision would be released for teaching. There would be some increase in clerical or expert force at the office, but a con siderable net saving for better train ing or better teachers salaries. This is not intended either as a de fense of the present system, nor as an attack upon it. J lie schools are turning out Urge numbers of very efficient men and women. The schooU should be judged by their general re sults rather than by anybody's limited standards, regarding reading, writing. arithmetic, spelling, current events, agriculture, domestic science or any other particular subject. The high school should, be considered essential for all except those seriously disin clined or dimialifiHl. The high school fits for life or college, according to the inclination of ita graduates, and does this by means of eiting conNes. A high school graduated of our I.tin, general or comfnercial coiire can make his way in the world creditably and sucrfssfiilly. A graduate of the same Latin' course finds college admission eav and college work at least endur able. I think only such holidays should lie allowed as the law provides for. with occasional emergencies excepted. Many radical measures seem likely to emerge from the condition of dis content which seems to prevail. The coming session of the legislature bids fair to have to act upon some of these. Let there !e no hasty nor ill advised legislation. I-ci us not lie led into a worse condition than that of the present. J. Wesley Miller. Bethel, t., fept. IB, I'.rjz. Some people seem to be victims of fate while others are its masters; some tremble with fear" at the morrow's bringing forth while others beckon it with strong hands and stout hearts ; some falter lest they err, others con quer through their own mistakes; to some living is drudgery, to others it is unceasing, joy. ' Circumstances may have dealt severely in pome instances, perhaps, but there is still ample opportunity f r ca:a c enjoy ccrr.e measure of ma terial success. iThe man who would succeed 'mist put forth intelligent effort--hard work directed with some degree of co.nmon'sense and sound judgment Make this day one of intelligent effort and make every clay the' same and don't forget to supplement your endeavor with a savings account; it will make your exertions more productive and multiply your ambitions. - Peoples National Bank of Barre 4 per cent The Only National Bank in Barre 4 per cent CURRENT COMMENT - The Dry Vote's Kick. Harold I). Wilson's large vote for the Republican nomination for attorney general was a plain freak in one sense, for it would seem capricious for Massa chusetts ever to place in the office of lejfal adviser to the state government a man who never studied law and never was admitted to the bar. Yet there is another side to the incident that will impress the commonwealth. The surprising vote cast for Mr. Wil son waa purely an expression of, a pub lic demand for the rigid enforcement of the prohibition law, It is a reminder that whatever the straw votes like that of the Literary Digest may show, there is a terrific political kick left in the dry nart of America. SnrintrfipM RenuKli.' - -r....r can. EAST CALAIS E. J. Rutter, optometrist, will lie at A. A.! (Jove's store Wednesday, Hept. 20. Ca,ll and have your eyes exajnined. adv. WASHING! ON I expect to open millinery business at Mrs. Cheney' Wednesday, Sept. 20, end remain there until further notice. Mrs. F. A. Warner.. adv. t - w A Lucky Escape ONE SATURDAY EVENING a man made a purchase of $40.00 worth of goods, to be paid for in three monthly -payments. When he went to make the last payment he was surprised to learn that the store wanted $27.00 rather than $13.50 which he expected to pay. They claimed only one payment had been made. This man came to the bank to ask our ad vice. He said he was sure he had paid the bill; that he remembered writing a check for the payment. It took but a minute or two to find that can celled check. Of course the store gladly corrected their mis take when they saw this cancelled check. Mis takes occur once in awhile no matter how care ful you are. But you will never have to pay an ac count twice when you can show a properly can celled check to prove that you have actually .paid as you claim. x . ' Quarry Savings Ban k and Trust Co. QUARRY BANK BUILDING " ' BARRE, VT. DON'T BE "HARD-BOILED." In Consideration of Veterana Cases. Say Forbes. Washington, D. C, Sept. 18. Uni formity of action was demanded of the field officers of the veterans' bu reau by Director Forbes in an address j to-day to the conference of official i of the. fourteen regional districts meet- ng to discuss means of closer co-op eration in the work on behalf of for mer service men. . Colonel Forbes warned official against becoming "hard Loiled" in the : adjudication of the claims of former I service men and asked the field offi cers to put themnelve in the men's places in considering cases. '"It is es sential to fair treatment," he said, I "that each and every case be regarded i in a fresh light no matter how often i reviewed. A peculiarly trying and ex acting duty devolves upon your board of appeals and your hoard of review and the members of these bodies must I constantly be inspired to the most earnest and sympathetic consideration I of cases brought to their attention. YOUNGEST AT PARTY 102. One a"t Age of 92 Barred Because Too Yonnj. Xew York. Sept, 18 A birthday celebration at which every one of the guest was mora than 100 years old was a no el -experience at the Daugh ters of Israel home here yesterday. Mrs. Machi I'rdnng. the hoxtess, was celebrating her 1 12th birthday. The youngest of her guents were Mrs. (J. Goldstein and Mrs. Sehr Zukenberry, each 102 years old. ' Mrs. I'rdang's 112-year-old son, Luigi Friedlovitch. was barred from the party because of his youth. Other gnest were Mrs. t!ute Fox, lOS, Mrs. Ksther Tischler, 107; Mrs. Becky Koretzkv and Mrs. tiittle Oucherkranrklng, each 105 years old. MEETING AT M0NTPELIER. 0a Sept. 22 to Consider Railroad Con solidation, .tamei F. Dewey, chairman of the Vermont commission on foreign and domestic commerce, ha called a public meeting, to occur at 1:30 o'clock the aftenoon of Sept. 22 in the Senate chamber of the State House at Mont pelier. This is the only public meet ing that the commission will be able! to hold before the conferences of the New F.ngland committee occur in Bos ton in October. The transportation act provide that the consolidation of the New Knglanl ratlmads shall take place. tritter of vital importance publw I tnite1 to attend ference, It i a and the thie on- The cummisioa want ail the information po;bIe to be secured. PROBABLE RECOYERY. Is Prediction for Fenr Men Hurt la !' Automobile Race. Rana City, Mo.. Sept. 1. Hospital report today indicated probable re rovery of .le Thomas, F.i.1e Hern. I Jimmy Murphy od Tete D Polo, uto jirohile ranee driver injured yeer dy in a-!icnt i Hera.e deoVating Kan t ity e new m '.e anJ a quar ter speedway. Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. Capital Surplus and Un divided Frofits, $220,000 Pays 4 P. C. on Savings Deposits 2 P. C. on Commer cial Deposits All taxes rid by bank. 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In fact, they are just as attractive as hardwood, although their first cost is only about half, and they never require expensive refinishing. Linoleum floors are sanitary, easy to clean and easy to keep looking clean. They are warm, quiet, non-slippery and comfortable to walk on. Therefore, we recommend Annsimngs Linoleum JbrEsTTrj Floor (g) ln 1Ious A. W. Badger & Co. CaaVraak sots' Uu Ktllai Fw I Anotta to Tata W Tal, Mtf A NEW AND U'-TO-DATE AUTO AMBULANCE i