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WOMEN PLAY OUIJA 24 HOURS DECLARED INSANE
A Newspnpcr Covering
the Entire Northeast
Quarter of Vermont State
Evcry Working Day.
THE
NING CALE D ,N I AN
WEATHER
Snow tonight in Nortliern
N. If. and Vt. Saturday
gonerally fair oxcept now
in East Maino.
and THE NEWPORT RECORD
VOL. IV NUMBER 21G
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRI DAY, MARCH 5, 1920
PRICE TWO CENTS
REAME
A Fh
ÈVE
SAÌfS
SQLDIER- REL
I
NEWPORT BEATS
PIERMONT PIVE
BY SCORE OF 33-21
New Hampshire Team
Finds Vt. Boys Too Fast
In Snappy Game
Playing onc of the fastest, elean
cst and inost intercstirg basketball
games Newport has socn in niuny' a
day, Ccmpany L defeated the Pier
mont American Legion "fi ve" before
an enthusiastic crowd at Sehool Hall,
Thurs:'ay evening. The final score
was ì C to 21, which in itself does
not tru'y indicate the closeness of
the contesi. The game was a nip and
tuck affair and bolongod to either
tcajn up until the last. few minutes of
jlay, Vr-hen the militia boys made an
unusual spuri ar.d won the match.
Although tho game nevcr became
reali y rough, there Vere a couple of
minor camalties on the New Hamp
shire team. Stetson fell and struck his
face 0:1 the floor but was able to re
sumé play after a moment of rcst.
Murphy collidcd with Basii Hadlock
and the latter's fir-er grazed the
Piermont lad's cye. The injury proved
painful but not scrious and he was
back in the fray after having hia eye
bathod. 1
Qn on3 or two occasions when Pie!'-1
mònt players attempted to "ride" j
Kennition, the husky locai athlete,
without effoil turned them completc
ly over his shoulder and landed them
with a thud on the fìoor. Kennison
did tho trick very cleverly both times
and drew a big hand from the crowd
on each occasion. Bigelow attempt
ed the same stunt when a member of
the oppoi;injg team jumped on his
.back. He suceeeded in throwing the
Piermont player over bis head but
inotead of landing on top he found
himself under the New Hampshire
lad.
The ga-ne started off like a whirl
wind but despitc the strenuous ef
forts of both sides no scoi e was made
for severalminutes. After the ball
had passed around for some lime
Bigelov got hold of it and took a
long chance on a lonr hot, just
missing the basket. The ball struckthe
rim and rolled around several times
but instead of tolling inside it rélled
outside. A moment later, howevor,
Hadlock made a pretty shot and the
ball sailed directly into .the basket.
Continued on'page five)
A J?EW
We Are Carrying In
For Your Approvai
10 different qualities of long cloth.
7 different qualities of Nainsook.
3 different qualities of Batiste, White, Pink and Blue
Batiste..
White, Pink and Blue Underwear Crepe.
LADIES'
As popular
These
Dollar Day Bargains That
You Cannot Afford
, toMiss
Are you ready for the greatest
buying carnival that this part of
Noilhcastern Vermont has ever
had?
We know you are.
Ali roads will lcad to St. Johns
bury tomorrow. With good
weathor promised, pcople for 40
miles around will be in town to
enjoy the great l 'oliar Day bar
gains. Read the special section of Dol
lar Day sales again today and
look on evcry page of this 10
page paper for it is filled with
rare bargains that no thrifty per
son can atford to pass by in these
times of high prices.
Come to St. Johnsbury tomor
row. You will be given a cordial
welcome and you will be well
repaid. Romenibcr rain or shine
the big sale will start with the
opening of the stores and will
continue until the closing hour at
night.
NORWAY VOTES FGR LEAGUE
CHRISTIANA, Marci 5 Nor
way's aPrliamentary body today vot
ed 100 to 20 in favor of tho ad he id
onee of Norway to the Leaguc; of
Nations.
BLIZZARD DUE HE RE
TONIGHT IN MILD FORM
WASHINGTON, March 5The
March blizzard which overspread the
Midle West yesterdav - ow and
low temperatures will rcach the At
lantic coast tonight the wcither bu
reau prrdicted today. The strength
of the blizzard had been disseminated
in part;! and although the rain fallinur
along the Eastcì n seaboard today will
turn to snow but the fall will be light.
It will be followed by fair and coldcr
GOVERNMENTWORKERS
MUST NOT UNIONIZE
OTTAWA, March 5 The right of
cmployces of tho Dominion govern
ment to join labor unions was denied
in a lette -r sent today by the"tibinpr
to the Dominion Tradrs and Labor
Congrcss. There is no incentive from
the standpoint of traffic to cause the
government to impose unfair working
conditions of wages and parliament
has made adequate provision for sct
tling grievances.
St. Johnsbury Locals
Mrs. Abby F. McCailhy died
Thursday morning at Brightlook
Hospital. The funcral will be héld
at her home, No. 9 Summer Street,
on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Harry M. Day died at her
home on Boynton Avenue Thursday
evening, aged 5!) ycars. The funeral
will be hcld at her home Monday
morning at 11 o'clock.
THIJS'GS YOU OUGHT TO
CLOTH, BERKELEY, LONSDALE,
as ever for Underwear and fine Cotton
requisites.
goods will ali be higher
"THE UNANSWERED
v QUESTIÒN" IS
DR. REES' THEME
A Strong Address at' the
North Church Thurs
day Evening
NOTES OF THE
MEETINGS
REES
Tho Rees campaign will be
brought to a consummation with
three services Sumlay as follows:
At 10.30, at the North church,
""God is Callitìg ThèT;" at ISM),
Grace M. E. church, mass meet
ing for men, "Lessons from the
Slums"; at 7.00, North Church:
"Is it Nothing to You?"
Dr. Rees concluded his special
addresses at the Academy and at
Fairbanks shops today. It is
hoped that similar weekly meet
ings may be continued. They
have been much appreciated and
of great value.
A.s the Ree meeting:, draw to a
dose the interest and attendance in
creases and a large audience heard
the evangelist at the St. Johnsbury
North church Thursday evening up
on the theme j "The Unanswered
Question,' Rev. A. S. Woodworth of
fered the evening pra'cr, the an
nouncements were given by Rev. Dr.
F. A. Poole and Mrs. Don C. Stiles
and Mrs. Rce.5 ;ang as a solo, "The
Ann that is stronger than Mine."
In his address Dr. Rees said in
part:
There is a ( uestion more than
eighteen and a half centuries old that
has passed ali scholars, thcologians,
scientists and -ilosophers. ali fornis
-trf skepticism' Tn1 comes' to Wto--'
night unanswered. '
Reversing tha rules of homilctics,
I will begin at (he last part of the text
"so great salvation." It i.s great be
cause of the greatness of One
who brintrs it. "" may know some
thing of human greatness, but it is
much like the rpatness of the fpark-
ling dew befoi'é the rising sun in the
presenqc of "; "who was and is to
come, the Almighty." Great again be
cause of what it costs. We value
largely what we have by what it costs
of time, money and effort. This sal
vation cost the only begotten Son of
the Father. the richest treasurc of
heaven. It is also great because of
(Continued on page S)
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Late News
K I kTIMv
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OUIJA BOARD DEVOTEES
ARE SENT TO ASYLUM
MARTINEZ, Calif., March 5 -After
theirtarrest as insane subjects
as the result of a 24-hour seance with
Ouija boards four women among
whom were a mothe1 and daughter
were committed to a State hospital
for the insane by the court today.
Three men arre.sted with the women
testified that thty tried to induce the
women to ceasc the Ouija seances but
without effect. The men admitted
that the last session they had partiei
pated in that 24 houvs had passed
without their noticing the passage of
time. They said they had not taken
time to cat or slcop.
DUTCH REFUSE AGAIN
TO GIVE UP KAISER
TUE HAGUE, March 5 The
Dutch government today for the sec
ond lime refused to deliver the fo lin
er Gennan Emperor to the allies for
trini. In a noto addres. -"mier
Lloyd George the government prom
ised to take ali necessary measures
to minimize the liberty of Wilhelm
and prevent him from cndangering
tho world's peace.
STRIKE AT UNITED
SHOE MACHINERY PLANT
BEVERLY, Mass., March 5 A
strike of employes of the United
Shoe Machinery Co. began today ap
parently on a time signal. Operativ
ìs left their benches and machines at
9 a. m, and within a few minutes the
shops which employ 6,200 persons
had lost many workers
The unions which secks to elimin
ato a system of individuai contraets
claims a membership of 4200. The
walkout was effected without disturb-
ance.
MICHIGAN IN GRIP
OF MARCH BLIZZARD
DETROIT, March 5 Michigan
was in the grip of the March blizzard
te day. Heavy snowfall, high winds
and near zero temperatures were rc
ceivcd from various parts of the
state. All rail trafile was virtually tir d
un in tho upper peninsular. Canadi-
an Pacific and Soo line trains were
running 10 hours
schedule.
or more behind
WILSON'S ADRIATIC NOTE
REACHES LONDON
LONDON, March 5 President
Wilson's note in reply to the latest
communication on the Adriatic ques
tion rcached the American embas
sy here today. It will be delivered to
Earl Curzon, the foreign secretai-'
this afternoon.
VOTES FOR THE
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
BERNE, March 5 The state coun-.
cil of 'Switzerland today voted in
favor of membership for that county
in the League of Nations.
Be sure you're right, then go
ahead.
You can't go wrong if you
come here to buy your clothes.
.i We scll only the dcpendable
sort the kind that gives you
an honest return for every dol
lar invested.
And when it comes- to style
there are no newer than we
show.
And patterns we surely have
a splcndid assortment.
Men' suits $35.00 to $50.00
Men's overcoats $22.50 to $40.
The right sort of Hats and
furnishings too.
Co-operative Shocs for men.
Quaen Quality Shocs for wo
men. ASSELIN BROS.
The O Spot
CLOTHING and SHOES

jSON NEARLY
BRAINED
HIS FATHER
Crazed by the "Flu" He AIso
Threw Lamp at His
Molher In Darkness
Charles Dana is confined in the
Caledonia county jail today as the re
sult of a startling experience at his
home on the Danville road. The
young man is about 20 ycars old, had
been recovering from two weeks' ill
ness of influenza and for several
days' previous his mother noticed
that he wts actinjr iueerly. About
j 1 o'clock in the morning he cntered
i his parents' room, gì asped" an eathen
pitcher and brought it down with
such force over his father's head
as to break the utensilìnto tragments.
He then started a lamp in the direc
tion of his mother and threw a chair
out of the window.
Ali this was dono in the darkness
of the night and when the young man
started to leaye the house he fell
down stairs. In the meantime hi
father had recovered sufficiently from
the blow to help his wife tie the
young man and summoned help.
The nearest ncighbor was Dan 1'.
Coveny and Mr. Dana made his way
to the house with great dilficulty,
leaving blood stains on. the snow the
entire distance of about a quarter of
a mile. Mr. Coveny telephoned Shcr
iif Worthen and he and Offìcer Wal
lace wcnt to 'the Dana home ' and
brought the young man down to the
county jail whcre he is stili confined.
The father suffered from loss of
blood and the effeets of the heavy
blow, but he will recoyer.
S. H. Ladd Made-- , - - i.ijtoihcunt. party or
StrOUt Farm Agenti àttera' from the Soldiers, Sailor.,
i,. II. Ladd of St. Johnsbury has and Mraine Protective Association
. " , . , . . . . of New York City asking the amal-
just been appomted to represent in of nll sodiei. bodies was
this section the E. A. ' Fami
Agency, the largcst irai estate firm in
the world, covaring practically ali the
United States and "Southern Canada.
They sold las. year fann.s to the value
of $17,996,400, and they report that
tho buyers fro-i over "56 states Alas
ka, Cuba and Canada, purchased
farms in New England last yeai-Hundi-eds
of people whose parents or
grandparents wcnt south or west
from New England are coming back
bere to our New Enu'land farms. It
is predicted th.t many of those who (
have left the country during the last
decade for the bright lie'hts cui the
nttractive business pro.-reets in the
large cities are finding that they are
growing poorer instead r.f richer, that
they are less independent and free
and that they are having to go to the
doctor and tho drag store and pay
high prices for the health that is sup
plied by nature in the open country,
so these people are now turning in
large numbers in tho -1 """is
for food and real joys of life. The
E. A. Strout Farm Agency represen
tatives had over a quarter of a million
inquiries for fanns this ycar and ex
pcct many more this year.
St. Johnsbury section with ali of
i'.s attrations and with a man like Mr.
Ladd as the - i epresentative
snvely ought to attract its share of
this great army of buyers.
WANTED An experienced
stenographer and bookkeep
er. One able to take charge
of office work. $18 to start.
Please give full details ' in
first letter. Address H. A.
S,. Caledonian. 213-3t
Are Sturdily
Overstrength
Throughout
Built by the General Motors
Corporation and Sold by
CHAS. E. SILSBY
Buick and G. M. C. Sales-
rooms
76 Eastem Ave.,
Johnsbury,
ì
st.
Vermont
Head of Private Soldiers' Orgànization
Urges $500 for Every
Ex-Service Man
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 5 Payment of a lump sum
of $500 for each person who scrved in the. army or navy
in the Great War was urged before the House Ways and
Means committee today by Marvin Gates Sperry, national
president of the Private Soldiers and Sailors legion.
He opposed proposals òf other sol-,
dier.s organizations for adjusted com-
pensation vaiying from $30 to $50 for
every month of service and said the
services of four millions of young
Americans never could be paid by
"the skimping, miserly, additional
compensation bills pending before
Congress."
"This $500 grant," he told the
committee, "would not be paid for
timo at so much a day or month
but as a helping hand from the gov
ernment to aid in restoring foi-mer
service men and women to positions
in civil life from which they were cal
led. Discriminations in regard to
periods of service he added, would
only create confusion, delays, fav
orites and bad feeling.
The witness declared that the
funding of $400,000,000 annual inter
est due on foreign obligations proved
that the government was not "weak
financially and could not give finan
cial relief to ali former sendee men."
Differencés between oi-ganizations
of foi-mer sei-vice men were aired by
Sperry who charged that J. H. Hal
per, a member of the Legislative
committee of the Rank and File Vet
erans Association was a Socialist
and Communist and "had tried to turn
over the private soldiers and sailors
hv fh u.itness who said that this
j orgànization was raided and its lit
: er.iture was burned.
I "What proof have you that Halpcr
was a Socialist," the witness was
asked.
"He admitted it to me before wit
nesses," Sperry replied. "Only three
signers are needed to obtain incor-
poration papers permitting the forma
tion of a soldier's orgànization with
the privilege of soliciting contribu
tions in evci-v state." Sperry said, in
answer to a question as to how Sper-
ry's orgànization has been incorporat
eti. "That's a curious provision," his
questioner said.
,'Samuel A. Paradis
Died at Haydenville
Samuel A. Paradis, formerly of St.
Johnsbury, died in Haydenville,
Msss., March 1, at a sanitarium in
that village. The body'has been sent
here and the funeral was held from
! the Notrc Dame des Vietoircs church
Thursday morning.
Mr. Paradis was born in Hardwick
47 ycars ago. He was a stonecutter
at Barre for a few years and then was
employed in the Scale works at St.
Johnsbury. After beino: sick two years
he went t the Pittsford Sanatoiium
and thenVas taken to Haydenville,
Mass., wnerc he had betn a ycar.
His parents are dead, but besides
leaving his niece, Madeline Baril of
Barre he has also a sister, Mrs.
Philip Poulen of Plainfield, "and two
brothers, Louis Paradis and Joseph
Paradis of Quincy, Mass.
MRS. C. B.
Wishcs to announce
Monogram
with a display of tailored and drcssy
models. Also a full line of tailored hats for
children.
30 Spring Street, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
RESIGNSAS
OVERSEER OF
THE POOR
Walter S. Russell Resigns
and Vacancy Will Be Fil
led by the Selectmen
' Walter S. Russell, who was elected
overser of the poor at the annual
town meeting Tuesday, has sent his
resignation to the St. Johnsbury .se
lectmen and his successor will be
appointed by that body. Mr. Russell
will enter the employ of the Gray
Lawns, Inc.
Mi. Russell has issued the follow
ing letter to the voters:
To the Citizens and Voters of St.
Johnsbury, Vermont.
I feci that I owe an apology and
explanation in your nomination and
election of me air overscer of the poor.
...Yon onferred a .favor to me . of
which I ani justly proud and I wish
to thank ali as friends, for your loy-
alty to me.
I am resigning not because of
this loyalty to you, not because of
unfoundod stories, which have been
circulatrd in the streets, simply be
cause of the inability on my part due
to a vei-y recent change in iny busi
ness affairs to give the time and at
tention which the position calls for
in justice to the voters.
With regrets that I am giving up
this favor from you, I am stili an in
terested voter, and proùd of the town
of St. Johnsbury.
Respectfully yours,
WALTER S. RUSSELL.
March 5, 1920.
p At ali times we en
deavor to serve our
patrona and conduct
our business in a
manner that will
cause us to be rc
membered by those
whom we serve.
We endoavor to sell
service and quality
with our Merchan
dise. RATHBUN
Ihe opening of the
Hat Shop
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