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Tirar-imitorTOTlTr-- OCTOBER 2, 1922.
- BARRE DAILY MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1923 Every Wak-D Altomoon bt BARKK TIMES, rank . Lancler. Publtaha. EnUnd at th Poatofflca at Brr u Sotseod CImi Mail Matter. , ri RATES in.w 12.7 subscription Ona year by null Fix months by mall ... Thraa month by mall . I)n month by mall .......u e 8lnirla cotr 1 2 anta All (ubacriptlona eah in advanca. TIMES' tllat th remedy for uch road is not tn reduction or the speed or auiomo biles but rather the better upkeep of the roads. There probably Is no ill pute of the assertion that automobiles have been the reason for the develop mcnt of "washboards" in our Vermont highways, for it was not till the ad vent of the motor vehicle that Ver- ,M eanta MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Tha Aatociatfld Praaa la aceluairaly antitled to tha naa for ronttbiteatlon ot all nawa dla- patchca credited to It or not otherwlaa era, lud In thia patxr. and alo the local news rubliahd therein. September couldn't have done better by us if It had tried to. A world aeries inside of New York City makes the world seem rather small. ; ;Ji;Minont became seriously troubled with the "washboard" effect, , albeit the roads before the advent of the motor vehicles were little better than a sue- cession of jolts and jounces. The com mon use of the automobiles developed into a demand that these holes and hillocks in the highways be leveled off; aftd smooth roads were the result for a time, - It was rjot long, how ever, before ; the constant wear and tear of ihe motor vehicles with their rubber tires developed an entirely new situation, the "washboard" surface. Thia made new problem. The au tomobiles bave come to stay and it is Occasional reports of "strike ended" virtimiIy an impossibility to reduce or "lockout over" are bright spots in dark newt that accumulate all too fast. . October 0 is, officially, Fire Pre vention day in Vermont as well as elsewhere in the United States, it you start that furnace fire before that date it would behoove you to observe your stovepipes and chimney before that date. Then you can observe Fire Prevention day with some degree of equanimity. Vermont National Guard marksmen 'have advanced from 43d to 29th posi tion' among 52 competitors in the United States shooting championship, held at Camp Perry! Ohio, Which is approaching nearer the "bullseye. And which demonstrates that Vermont is coming into its own again as the home of fine marksmen, K It is an odd thing that the more the opposition to Senator Henry Cabot Lodge develops in Massachusetts the more triumphantly the tame Henry Cabot Lodge emerges after primary1 or election. It goes . without saying, therefore, that Henry Cabot Lodge will be re-elected to the T?nited States Senate next November with plenty of votes to spare. v The manufacturer and seller of il . luminating and heatings gas might well protest against the abbrevation of the word gasolene into "ga" when they come across some such headline n this: "Selling Short Ga." The average reader immediately begins to think about the operation of hi gas meter down in the cellar and his wrath rise over the thought that he is' not letting what he pay for in illuminat ing or heating gas, only to have the tnger lubside or Jake l new turn when he reads further it i short - gasolene instead of real gas. The use ,af the word, "gas" for gasolene is sandy in tnoter parlance but it is rath tr misdirecting when the abbrevation is used in print. f First Assistant, Postmaster General Bartlett desires now postmasters to wme to their position charged with uch dynamic energy that they will be ible to transmit some of their energy to their subordinate. He might also sav said, that it was desirable that the postmasters should 'ome to their position with a fairly strong idea of - ! - i rogTei cures. ijic oiuce 01 poat- majster in most places of the country t. such that it is easily possible to ihimp into a rut, largely because the public is forced to patronize the post (ffice if they want that kind of a serv ice and because the public is permit ted to know very little about the in lide affair of the operation of a post iffice. So postmasters of both energy nd progressively are desirable. In ieed, the two qualifications often go together. ' the speed of motor vehicle to the point at which they will not pick up the soft surface road. Everyone knows that. A motorist cannot be kept doy to, say, IS milos an hour; and when a machine travel faster than that 14 begins to pick up the surface of the road in surprising fashion. Hence our problem is not one of re ducing the fpeed of motor vehicle but one of proper maintenance of the highways, and we quite agree with the correspondent of the. St. Johnsbury paper that reasonable patrol will elim inate a great deal of the "washboard" effect. It was the experience of the writer recently to note the effect of good up keep as compared wit! no upkeep. While traveling along a well-known and much used highway in eastern Vermont he capie upon a particularly bad piece of "washboard," the road being serrated deeply and the. high way in general showing sign of go ing to pieces. Travel over that1; road was miserable. At length the motor vehicle came to a town line. Imme diately there was a change in the sur face of the road. The conditions were identical as to road material, used and as to protec tion of the road surface from the sun; yet the highway in the second" town was almost a good a a boulevard while the highway in the first town was wretched. Town No. 2 had put on a road drag and had ironed out the "washboard," so to speak. The bump I The working shirt of khaki or of grey or our soft . flannel camping shirt and knickerbock ers are the practical, comfortable outfit for; doing the odd , jobs , round your , place. It's what your neigh bors are wearing, if they are interested in keeping up the tone of the neighborhood. A full line of Flannel : Shirts $2.25 to $5.00. Knickers $5.00 up. F. H. Rogers .& Company 1 4 LETTERS TOTHE EDITOR i How Much la Book Knowledge Worth? Editor, Barre Time: I have been much interested in the contribution concerning the school question1, and am moved to offer my bit. I am the mother of seven children, i 1 ' i Do You Put Things Off? " -' ' , ' Almost anyone will deposit a dollar to make their savings ac count even hundred dollars," but most of us can always find reasons for not beginning a savings account with a dollar. . We have had a taste of money in good sized chunks, when a dol lar meant very little, say, a dozen of egg, or a pound of meat, or a peck of potatoes. But those times are past. The dollar is tak ; ing on its old meaning, not only in purchasing power but as a unit of savings. "v. This strong National bank has always welcomed the dollar de posits. It welcomes them now, realizing that a dollar saved rep resents planning and possibly sacrifice. If you have a dollar and feel that urge to save it, do not wait un til you have more. Come with it at once and get a bank book with your name on it. Peoples National Bank of Barre 4 per cent The Only National Bank in Barre 4 per cent Run by people, for people and everybody is welcome. the oldest being a freshman at the had been reduced and the depressions University of Vermont, having en filled up. For a considerable time that highway in town No. 2 would maintain a smooth surface. Then when the "washboard" appeared again the road drag would go over it and again smooth out the surface. Not only wa town No. 2 making a name and a reputation for itself a having smooth roads but it actually wa re ducing the cost of it j highway de partment -by preventing the roads from going to piece absolutely. Town No. 1 wa going to be compelled soon er or later to rebuild it entire high way. The moral of the comparison is that we may build roada of ever so good texture but we cannot Save them long unless we develop a system of main ttmance, paying out a little now and then to prevent the great cost later on. THE ROAD DRAG'S INFLUENCE ; FOR GOOD. A correspondent of the St. Johhs Wy Caledonian write on the subject of "wathboard" road and declares Look After (Him. "My wife 'does look after me well. bhe even takes off my shoes for me. "When you come home from the club?" "No, when I want to go there." Boston Transcript. i Shown by the Evidence. "Maud says she put her very heart into her cooking. "She must have been heavy-hearted when she made thi cake.'' Boston Transcript. ' Good Mixer. "Your recent attitude ha been nome what ponderous and aloof," remarked the solicitous friend. "Times have chanced," replied Sen ator Sorghum. "In politic the 'god mixer' has gone nut of date along wil'i the bartender." Washington Star. Lost Hunters Travel in Circles Inexperienced men, hunting in the big woods, frequently get lost and, after much weary walk " ing, suddenly discover that their efforts have been carrying them in a circle. All their work has taken them nowhere. Then, they become discouraged. Other hunters go in to camp with the game. . Your dollars are out hunting. They can easily , get into the circle-traveling habit, while some oth ' er fellow's dollar brings in the game 4 per cent interest or is added to the other in the cash game bag. Come into our brfnk to-day and let us map out our hunting trip so that your dollar will not go rambling, but make a straight cut to savings and . wealth. . , No need of you being the discouraged man when the hunting season earning days are over. , ' Barre Trust Company ntAXK E. UUiGLXY. PnaMea. EDWARD W. BI&BUE. Vhe-PraeMel M. . CUU. Tlaaawr. """ " WMCTOMt t4m4 W. tM. Jaaat C CalacN, Tnmk B. LaJxrW. Qotary B. Itered without examinations from the junior-senior high school of Williams- town. To my shame be it said Niat I have never visited the high school and very seldom that in my own district, a be ing without hired help my family has titled my time, 'so perhaps I am not qualified to judge aright. But I have listened closely to what the young people have said about "My principal say this, and my teacher doe that," also I have kept rather clo watch of their progress. ' A I remember Mr. Stone's article, he stated that the old system wa not turning out the class of student which the time demand. Is it not rather early to know whether the junior-senior high achool system fails or not T Now please do not think that I be little schooling, for I believe that ev ery young person who values an edu cation enough to study and behave in school should have a high school course, and if possible a college course, but How much is book knowledge worth t I had a good high school ed ucation about 23 year ago. To-day ray sixth grada pupils come home and ask any number of questions that I cannot answer, but I know, what to do if baby hascolic, or if an injured finger threaten to develop blood pois on. My 'reading, spelling, arithmetic, a little history and geogra;Jiy are about all I have left in good working order from the schooling which filled my time until I wa 19. I cannot see that much of the knowledge obtained dur ing tnoe years is or value to me now, but the training I received while getting the knowledge ha always been valuable. - A 'regards the taking up in the school of the subject under discus sion, I would like to ask if the moth ers, a a rule, are teaching their daughter to cook, serve, sew and keephouee; and if the fathers are teach sonsing teaching their son the use of tools and showing them how to do the many thing that even a proicasionai or business man need to know. In my school days the majority of the village girl and boy seemed to do little but play. Only a few of the high school girls could make bread or cook the substantial foods which give health and strength, but they could make fudge and rake. And judging by the amount of time many of the boy spent on the street, I do not e when they could have learned much that wa. worth while out of school. A regard the length of tH school year. 1 would say thstny ister teach a rural arhool and that she needed nearly alt the month of Au gust to map out and plan her year' work, so aa to get the moot poeaihle out of her pupils and give the mat po;bl to them. Also, for two or three year the principal of our high school'lia spent a large part of hi time during the summer vacation working- for the school ia one war or another and in better preparing himself for hi work. One thing ha coma to my mind a a partial cauw for the lowering of tha standard of aoholarship tince the day before compuliwA-y attendance. In tboae dy children did t attend school unls they wished to, and j thoae who did with to go usually were j the ones ho were willing to wotk in achool. o many are in tu-hoo who aeem to go only to see how much tnia chief they can do without getting raupht. and of courae th:r arholarahip i is poor. But to the Nt of my lU'Imeat. hf we hav looked at tha matter from all sidea, 75 per rrnt of th tru l!r iiea not i tHe p-Uorl rtm. but in the people. There afrc to Ke a strong tendency everywhere today t take all we can get, and give, in re turn, as little aa possible. In my home district I have noticed that when ' a teacher neglect her classe bo that he can correct all pa per during her school hours, and thus e free to take her pleasure after 4 'clock, the school system is a fail ure. Ihere is not much progress. , On the other band, if she be en dowed with a fair amount of "horse sense" and give herself to her work, for the most part, during the week, helping those who are backward, u- lnir every bit oi tha school aay tor her clasa work, and her work with in- ividuai pupil r in fact, give full "value received" for every penny of her wages, because she loves her work more than her pay, the school system i a success just aa long as the par ent stand shoulder to shoulder with her. A Well-wisher of the School. True Enough. They are quite sparing of their words in the country. They just smoke and think and ometime they just moke, but alwaya they weigh 1 their words carefully. An old rustic toddling along a coun try lane came tipon a friend digging. For a moment he stood and watched the worker in silence, hi hand on hi pipe and hi teeth gripping it stem. "Well, George," he eavd at last, "be you digging a hole out!" : George looked up. "No," he answered, 4'1 he just digging the dirt out and laving the hole.' ReholKith Sunday Herald. In the Stone Age. First' caveman What' the postman srrumbling about nowt isecond caveman He ay he dnesnT mind carrying love letters that weigh three or " four tons, but since the've started the parcel poet ytem hi back i nearly broke. Chicago Aew. Unusual. very unusual people." "They're "That so? "Yes. indeed. Even the nighbors are satisfied with the way they are bring ing up their childfen." From the De troit Pre. HIS HAIR TURNED WHITE. Horrible Night Spent in the Woods Marked a Man. Can a man' hair turn white in a hight I L. P. Cate of. Solon declare that it can, and to prove it tell an unusual story of a fishing trip in Maine. "My on-ln-Iaw and hi fam ily, he relate', "wer down here vis iting while on their vacation and one fine afternoon they proposed going fishing . So w started in their auto to go down ix mile on. a brook. fell in with a party going to the tame place, ao we formed crew. W left our auto, and had a mile to go on a potted line through the wood. We arrived at the brook, and toon the other party wa out of sight down the brook.- As it wa getting late we started for home, as there were thre girls and two boys, my son-in-law and. myself. No we got out all right. The others fished until dark, and had gone a long way when they started for borne,' Not knowing the country, they soon found they were lost in a dense j wood and dark as a pocket. They ; shouted, but no answer came, so they were doomed for the night. The boy ' lay dowut and soon was fatt alsecp, ' but .the man from New York was afraid of wild animals, so he leaned , against a tree. In the night he saw i two eye like ball of fire coming. His : first thought wa to climb the tree; then he thought of seeing the. boy de voured by a wild animal, and he couldn't stand that, ta he stood groud, but it proved to be " nothing but a rabbit. ' They got through the , night all right and got home safe and, sound. But the next day people no- j ticed that the aw iorker hair had turned white." Lewiston. Journal Lucky He Escaped. Patient-Great Scott, doctor! What an awful bill for only one week' treat ment t Docor My dear fellow, If you knew what an interesting case ycure wa and how strongly I was tempted to let it go to a postmortem, you wouldn't grum ble at a bill three timesas big as this! f?tray Stories. Not A Blemiah nan the parfact appearance W liar comfiln loa. Peratanant an at unwary kin trouble ara affactivaly concaatad. Kaducaa tmnatia-al cater and Canada ttfaasy aUns. Hlaaly annsepac Snd lie. tnw Trial Sua (jJTFn. T. HOPKINS SOX HeYort OJi.lMi.Hll (?) One Day's Music Sales to Be Returned to ' Customers Every Month Buy your Records here save your envelopes. You may have the lucky date. The lucky day for October will be announced November 1st If you have that date on your envelope, bring it in and get your money or the amount in new records. The Red Cross Pharmacy Did You Like Your Last Shoes? Have they worn so well, are they so com fortable and authenti cally styled that you wish you had bought another pair just like them? We know that a great many of our patrons feel that way because they come back again and again asking for the same last. Our Fall stocks in clude a full selection of lasts You're sure of getting just,the partic ular one you want. Rogers' Walk Over Boot Shop early to enjoy the com fort, the clean liness, the safety of Electricity- Vestingnouse Barre Electric Go, Tel. 98 For Your Electric Wants Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. Capital Surplus and Un divided Profits, 1220,000 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 1 Rl'S I M,S GEORGE U BLANCHAKO. EDWARD K. DEAV1TT. Vic. H. JULIUS VOLBOLM. Vie FRANK N. SMTra. Traaaarar. W. O. NYC HARRY DANIELS. T. K. CAI.I.AH AJ. Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. , NINETY-FIFTH TEAS Insurance in Force $129,158,841.00 Premium Notes in Force. . . . $i2,973,35TM fcash Assets $430,00lh00 Policies written under. Mutual or Paid-Up-Plan at actual cost no profit Consider thi3 fact when placing your Automobile Fire Insurance If you are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent McAllister & Kent X Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange 111 ' irAify 'x IS D"IT Your deliveries made quickly at less expense; your trade zone enlarged; your patron age increased; your business a made more progressive bv the use of a Ford Chassis and a body to suit your require ments. Let us figure it out for you. Perry Automobile Co. Barre, 325 No. Main Street, TeL 800 Montpelier, 58 Vt State Street, Tel. 72-W. Why Worry About Coal for Winter When we are prepared to make immediate deliv-. ery of selected Economy Coal suitable for Furnace or Stove. A trial order will satisfy you that you have been giving yourself unnecssary worry. Try it out and you will want more. D: M. Miles Coal Co Vol 133, 140 North Main Street Broadcast It Flash this message to the world if you have a broadcasting station. Catch it if you have a re ceiving set. Put it to use, whether you are a radio fan or not. Here is the message to which we re fer: Save Ten Per Cent of Your Income If You Would Succeed. Use our Savings Department and profit by 4 per cent interest and the person al helpfulness of this bank. The First National Bank 3IONTPELIER, VT. ADVERTISE IN THE BARRE TIMES Overstuffed Living Room Suites arid Chairs Covered in tapestry and genuine leather. Quality that speaks for itself and price that ends argu ments. 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