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THE MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, MIDDLEBURY, VT.
DECEMBER 22, 1922 PAGETWO Established 1S36 Published Fridays by Tiie Register Company, Inc, 84-86 Main St., Middlebury. Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter at the Postoffice, Middlebury, Vt. DONALD TOBIN, MANAGING EdITOR Subscription Ratc: $2.00 a year, payable only in advance. Make all checks, drafts or money orders payable to Tiie Recister Company, Inc. The Register telephone number is 158 for business office and editorial rooms. Advertising copy must fcach the office Wednesday night to insure insertion Friday. MIDDLEBURY, VT., DECEMBER 22, 1922 The Tiger Goes Home Georges Clemenceau, the Tigor of France, lias left our shores to rcturn to liis own dear country. Tliere Jiould bc no division of scntiment among our own people as to the nian himself or as to the motives tliat led him to visit us. Jle is a jKitriot of the highest order. and his purpose in coming here was inspired solely by love for liis country and a noble conception of his duty toward lier. If every American loved Amcrica as1 purely and dcvotcdly as Clemenceau loves France, most of our doniestic and foreign troubles would dis appear and the United States would livc in peace and contentment. Only a sentiment of admiration can be felt for the distinguished Frenchman, but for tliose pseudo-Americans wiio indicated by their applause of his remarks that they agreed witli all lie said ve have ither feelings. "I ask for nothing but friendship and good heart and good will," said the fonner premier. France has those now, but Mr. Clemenceau wishes to see thcm e. pressed b an American guarantee of France againsl future Gennan invasions, and American aid in the col 'ection of the reparations bill against Gennan y. He thinks ve ought to engage to do both, not only becaus' of former I'resident WilsonV. signature to tiie Yersailles pact but because he holds tliat America went to the aid of France and should not have deserted her before tiie need for aid Iiad disappcarcd. Despite diligent efforts by internationalists and others to spread a contrary impression, the United States entered the war because American rights of the liigh seas had i.een invaded In- Germany. The declar otion of war passed by Congress recites tliat cause and that alone. It so.happened that when Germany trans gressed upon our rights France was at war witli her, and we cooperated witli Franre in our process of clias tising the Germans for what they had done to us, but we left no undischarged duty toward France when the armistice was sigr.ed. By his visit, Clemenceau has strengthcned the love and admiration that Americans have always felt for the brave and able Frenchman, ljut the logic of his argu ments has failed somewhat to carrv conviction. One Problem Solved Tiie keen and somewhat prolonged contest over the collectorsliip appointment in the Vermont customs district is now brought to a close witli the announce ment that Harry C. Whitehill, of the Waterbury Record is favored for the post by the Vermont delegation. Both Mr. Whitehill and Mr. Cushing, who sought the appointment, have many friends and strong support in the state, and the people were prepared to offer con gratulations to either of tlie.-e de.-erving Republicans, who have been loyal party men for years. Therc is report of "pressure froni the out.side" brought on the delegation which flnally iniluenced them in the appointment choice. However it is, tliere is a certainty that it was a knotty problem for decision on account of the known popularity and qualifications of the aspirants, and the matter hung fire for montln. Mr. Whitehill will undoubtedly administer the office with his usual display of energy and ability and he has tlu good wislies as well as the congratulations of the state. Mr. Cushing is the kind of Republican th: will be a good loser. Moral victories are splendid themes for pen and pulpit, but the world does not love a loser, and has little interest in the details of an alibi, whether it centres on polling booths, the general headquartcrs of an army, or something that happcned when the football was on the five-yard line, and it was first down. The losing team may have playcd intclliently and hard, but, if it did not win, nobody is much interested in it. Athletes would rather play a poor game under the sign of the horse-shoe and win, than play beyond themselves from start to finish and lose. Only the friends and relatives of losers remember anything but the final scorc In ;.thletics, fortnnately or ' unfortunately, there are no moral victories. The indifferent performer may play for the sake of play. The man who excels plays for the fun of the thing, and the finc glow that comes from victory is the best part of the fun. The djnner to the winning Harvard football team a night or two ago had the piquant sauce of victory. Who cares that one quick-thinking man and a loose ball brought it about? From the side lincs where editorial commentalors must sit, quick thinking, when there is a ray bal", explains many Harvard victories, and in- ability to put opportunity to work has told the story of more than one Yale defeat. Harvard has been winning because she deserves to wiij, and the reception to the Harvard athletes was well merited. Boston Herald. Twentieth Century Model A foreign service unsurpassed by that of any other nation at an additional cost to the people of the United States of less than two-fifths of a cent per capita annually will be assured by the passage of the Rogers bill. The foreign service is our first line of defense and the advance guard of commercial expansion. Considered from the standpoint of results to bc achieved in higher efficiency and prestige in the foreign service of the United States; in strcngthening the agen cies which make for peace; in attracting to that service the best talent in this country; in inducing those alreatly in the service, as well as tliose whcj will press for en irancc in the future, to select it as a permanent carccr; in e.xpunging the anarchronistic distinctions now exist ing betwcen diplomatic and consular officers, and in democratizing our service, as cvery leading nation has done with its own; in humanizing the service; and in giving every officcr a fair field with no favor the addi tional appropriation contemplated by the bill becomes infmitesimal. The Rogers bill reclassifies and reorganizes diplo matic and consular offices. It puts the two services under oiv; head and one roof the foreign service. All below the grade of ambassador and minister are to be known as 'foreign service officers, from the entering riass 9 for young men, at $3,000, to Class 1, at $9,000 per annum. It provides for a retirement annuity at the age of 65, ranging from $785 to $4,800, dependent on length of service and grade attained therein. It make provision for representation allowanccs, as other nations have done. The bill has the earnest support of the Chief Exccutive, the State De)artment, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, and many other organizations. Devoid of partisan features. its virtues appreciated, it shouhl be supported by a large majority in Congress. If the .country at large has displayed no more- than a passing Interest in the measure that fact is attributable to a disposition, heretofore chronic and general, to let for iign relations slide and to center on domestic affairs. Such an attitude of mind is less pronounced today than it was a decade ago. It will have well nigh disap peared a decade hence. We must not become inter nationalizcd; we cannot become insularized. The L'nited States is approaching the tidal tlood of eommerrial conipetition. I;ale lights and deluding buoys are on every hand to lure the Ship of State upon the rocks. The nets of international intriguers are spread to enmesh.the propellers. The 'Red' rats walk the hawscrs whenever the good Ship docks. A pliaros . f amity and tnie cooperation is ocrasionally dicern ible The 'Red', the wrecker, and the intrigant mut be spotted The friend and the competitor should be sig naled. A high-power foreign service is the searchligbt for the job. The Rogers bill presents .-pecifications for the Twentieth Century model, "Made in America, for America, and bv Americans." Press Comment 4 1 4 1-2 Watch Bailey The sneakershin contest is warminir up. Our belief is, all things considered, that O. L. Martin of Plainfield is the, logical man for the position. But Keep your eye on rsaney oi winooski. His piatiorm is a good one. .Morris ville Messenger. Fletcher Opposes Klan The St. Albans Messenger notes that State Commander Allen Fletcher calh upon the Amercan ,Legion to combat the spread of the Ku Klux Klan in Vermont. As Commander Fletcher says, the ways of the Invisil)le Empire are not the ways of an honorable vet erans' association, and if the Legion is going to lie the bulwark of trnc Amer icanism, as people xpect it to be, it is not only fitting, but actually impera tive, that it set its face against all ttn Anierican tendencies, among which must be included the Ku Klux Klan. Montpelier Argus. Drug Addicts and Prohibition It is unfortunate when the search light of pnhlicity falls on an actor like Wallace Reid, popular by virtue of his picture-making ability, and tells the depressing story of liis collapse through the use of drugs, follnwing drinking liabits. What has happcned to Reid has hap pcned to thousands of victims not in the public eye, the difference being j that the iinknown victims are either under medical treatment or are rapid- ly approaching the inevitable and aw-1 fulcnd which waits upon drug addicts. The increase of drug victims has followed directly upon the hcels of federal prohibition. Prohibit'nn may not be cntirely to blame, but the sliut- j tiug off of the customary sources of , li(uor supply, the treniendous increase in pricc and the difTiculty of getting a regtilar supply must have something to do with it. However that may be, the coudition of Reid inerely cmuha-. sizes a very serious national situation, one which is giving physicians and ulienists much concern. Perhaps a more libcral intcrpreta tion of the eighteenth amendment. to wit, the legalizing of beer and light wines, would not do away with such casei, but it is the opinion of somc pretty good judges that it would help considerably. It might at least stop the so-called "dope-parties," which are about as near total degeneracy as such things can bc- Rutland Herald. Victory 4 34 Notes Called December 1 5, 1 922 The above notes with letters A to F pre fixed to numbers have been called for pay ment Dec. 15, 1922. We shall be pleased to send these in for you if you will send them to us. All notes now in our care will be attended to. 4 1-2 Interest This Bank will pay its depositors interest JANUARY 1, 1923 at the rate of 4J4 per cent for the six month's period ending Dec. 81, 1922. WINOOSKI SAVINGS BANK 63 YEAUS OF SUCCESSFUI, BUSINESS No. 11 Winooski Block Winooski, Vt. Deposits made on or before Jan. 13th receive interest from Jan. 1st. 4 1-2 4 1-2 TO SPEND LESS than one earns is not a difficult problem when pmdent buying is carefully considered. Many little econotnies that can be made here and there soou aid the building of a reserve fund. YOUR ACCOUNT IS INVITED Any withdrawals made between the semi-annual interest periods will draw interest at the rate of 4 1-2 per cent per annum for even calendar months without dis-criminatiou. KUTLAND SAVINGSBAWK RUTLAND, VERMONT HOmiv FOR SCIiOOL SAVINGS The compulsory education laws in most of our .-tates are practintlly insurance that children born in this country will have a certain amount of education and a knowledge of the rinciples of our government ijefore they reach a voting age. Therefore, no honest man who eek to become an American citizen, should object to a )lan of identifica tion by means of which his rights may be better pro tetted, as argued by Secretary of I.abor Davi.-. It is a fact that we now have more aliens applying for admis-ion to the country than we are willing to admit. One who cannot, or will not, aamire a knowl edge of our hmguage, or our institutions, should not be allowed admis.-ion, for such an one is unlikely to be come a doirable citizen. Delivering an address in Canada. recentlv a prominent American joumalist said, among other things, "Let u have no tariff laws to lay an embargo 011 lutropean p-oduction. The new law in my own country seems to me unwise. It is driving our manu facturers to set up factories in Euqipe." l'irst the journalist says that our law is laying an 'mbarw on European production, and tlien in the next breath claims that Americans will quit the country and go to Europe to do their manufacturing. It would seem from the contradiction in the jour nalUt's rmnrk-, that he ha hN wires cm.-'ed. We are glad that the Burlington Free I'ress is li cerning and honest enough to recognize dry and arid spots when it sees them. The Northfield News claims that Washington county is as dry as a covered bridge and white as the lily and the Free Press says, good. So you see all parts of the .tate are not as wickcd as Addison County, something for which we should all be most thankful this yuletide. Amen. The Florida Times-Union says "the woods the full of holly with berries as red as the lips of Florida girls." Or better still, as red as the cheeks of Vermont girls when kissed by J. Frost "without leave." Burlington Free I'ress. Yes, or as rc(J, as the cheeks of the plodding scbool children of Addison county wading ankle-deep through the boozc-covered roads. Two important news items from Washington: "Jimmy" Cox is accused of grooming himself for the prcsidential race in 1924 and he docsn't deny it. "Billy" Br)'an's shadow has been stalking the Capitol corridors and it doesn't frightcn any one. So far Middlebury College basketball team sliows every indication "of duplicating their marve,lous record of last year. Long Line Football I atn not a football sharp and know little of the fine points, but perhaps enough to have an average good idea of it as I see it played. And I pity the poor lish who doesn't enjoy a thrill, with a real kick to it, when two stal wart elevcns, the young men looking almost as much like leather, through their long period of training, as the suits of armor they wear, come trotting on the gridiron for a championship game. Almost every situation from the time the initial kickoff follows the referee's whistlc to the tense motncuts that end the game with the ball per haps only a few inches from the line that means success or defeat, carr.es a quivcr of delitious e.xciteinent. The do-or-die spirit of the moleskin war riors commuuicates to the spectators. The combination that means so much everywherc in. this world in whatevei station hrawn, skill and courage are exemplified 011 the gridiron to a degree perhaps not equalled anvwhere else except in mortal combat. Xor is there anything lacking in the setting, with the players surrounded by their cheer ing partisans, urging them 011. Yes, its rotigh, and often a player limps tn the sidelines on the shotilders of others to make way for a stibstitute, or even suffers worse, thougli seldom permaii ently injured. But isn't this like the casualties of the struggle of lifc also? And the real tet is not so much which side wins as whether the elenients tliat make for victory in any phase of hu man life are demonstrated to the full eapacity of tliose engaged. Long livc the present game of football Lnther Johnson in Randolph Herald. COMMUNICATION C. E. PINNEY, Pres. R. F. PINNEY, Cashier National Bank of Middlebury Established in 1833 Capital $200,000 SurplusE$100,000 ACC0UNTS SOLICITED 4 Per Cent Interest Paid On Savings Deposite, free from taxes. Interest credited February and August. Banking Hours, 9.00 to 3.00. Saturday, 9 to 12. Safe Deposit Boxea to rent. SAFE INVE5TMENT You will have no worry over your money if placed in our savings department. This is the ideal form of investment, '1 he principal is secure and interest is paid at the highest rate allowed by law. You can do business n ;th us by mail with safety. CHITTKNDEN COUNTY TRIIST COMPANV Rurliiitfton, Vermont. DEPOSITORV FOR CITY OF HURLINGTON 0)111 SB9 w Uditor Register: The Woman's Club will unite with the Baud and the Firemen in au en tertainment to be given at the Towu hall on the cvening of Jan. S, but have made no plans to join with the other organization in the dance to be given Dec. 29. The statemeut to that effect in a former issue of the Register was a mistake. Woman's Club. Shoreharn-Orwell Cow Testinj; Asso ciation For the mouth of Xovember, thirty scvcn cnivs producing forty or more pounds of butter fat or one thousand or more pounds of milk in thirty and a half days were listed in the Shorc-ham-Orwell Cow Testing Association A grade Holstein, NTo. S3, owned by Robert Hall of Orwell led in both milk and fat with 1195 pounds of l.t per cent milk and G.VS pounds of fat. A purebred Holstein, Quality Girl Scotia, belonging to 15. O. Bishop of Orwell, was secoud in milk with 137.") pounds of -t per cent milk, ,w pounds fat pro duced in 20 days. She did not freshen carly enough to be figurcd for a full mouth. A grade Jersey, "Bluc Bell," owned by Mrs. Harriett Iluntly of Or well, was secoud iti fat with ,")9S pounds contaiucd in 1190 pounds of ."1 per cent milk. Of the thirty-seven quality cows Robert Hall of Orwell had cight, A C. Plue of Orwell, cight; S. R. AVithcr ell of Shoreham, one; Dr. Mary Platt of .Shoreham, one; L. A. and H. B. Webster of Whiting, two; C. O. Chureh of Whiting, four; the G. S. Walker es tatc of Whiting, one; Mrs. Harriett Huntly of Orwell, six; H. A. Hall of Orwell, one; J. H. Thomas and A. C Barnard of Orwell, four; and E. O. Bishop of Orwell, one. Robert Hall's cow, No. S3 and S. R. Witherell's No. 50S still hold first and sccond places rcspectivcly for highest monthly fat production Mrs. Har-1 riett Huntly's "Maudc" still holds first place in total fat production to datc with 401.7 pounds in eleven months.and her grade Jersev, "Casey." is secoud with 3u.9 pounds in eleven months. CALLED FOR REDEMPTION m All Victory -1 3-4 per cent Notes with letters A, B, C. D, Ef and F prefixed to their numbars have been called for payment Dec. 15, 15(3 few 1922. This bank will be pleased to collect any of the above notes (nn brought to us or sent by registered mail and proper receipt will berrjjH vM given. All notes now with us for safe keeping will be coilectedsgj e$a when due. Further information in regard to this matrer will beQS M gladly furnished. P The Burlington Savings Bank i 111 Iarxfcst in Nortlicni New liiijjland. p SKVIJNTY-FXVIJ YEARS OF STAKILITV jkftl For tiie pnst four years this bank lias paid divi-fefo )M dcnds to its depositors at the rate of 4V, PER CENtI? M ANNUM. m it3 4 I -2 4 l -2fo CHRISTMAS GREETINGS May the coming year bring you as much success as the pa-t. Deposit your Savings systematically with us asduring the ras1 and watch them continue to grow. Addison County Trust Co., Inc, Middlebury, Vermont GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. 4 I -2 4 1-2