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THE WEEKLY CALEDONIAN
The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in (lie Slale of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at SI. Johnsbury. 1 ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837 ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2fi, 1919 83rd YEAR- NUMBER -I3S3 f 't. i 7 C00UDGE URGED FOR PRESIDENT TJin Caledonian-Record has receiv ed the following letter from Gn-orge (J. Gridley, manager of tfio National Acme Company of Windsor, one of Vermont 's leading maim fact urers and well known citizens: Editor Caledonian-Record: Vermont again lias the opportunity of showing the world that there still flows in the veins of her sons the same strain ol" red blood that Rave character, ability and force to those sturdy statesmen the pioneers in the making of the Nation, when they united on the principle of "Millions for defense, hut not one cent for tri bute." . Vermont is justly proud ot Her distinguished son, Governor Coolidge of Massachusetts, who pronounce ment that there is "No right to strike against the public safety by any one, anywhere, anytime,' won him the highest praise and brought him the moral backing of thousands of men holding high office in city and state, throughout the Nation; and President Wilson too, hastened to congratulate him on his great vic tory, fought in the cause of civic righteousness. The eyes of the Nation all turned to Massachusetts on election day, and the grand victory for good gov ernment .evidenced by the tremen dous majority given the Governor, marks him as a most prominent and attractive figure in the list of those available for Presidential honors. Representing as he (foes the highest ideals in government combined with conservative and progressive tnougni makes him the ideal candidate. Vermonters everywhere and parti cularly at home, should at once go to work to the end that Calvin S. Colidge, a native to Windsor county, be nominated for President tit the coming National Republican Conven tion. Every town should make sure that every delegate elected to the State Convention is a Coolidge man, and that the delegates elected to the National Convention cany on the good work. Remember that the best clement in Massachusetts, irrespective of po litical distinctions, combined to elect - Cweinoi; -Coalidge,.,, History repeats itself! ! believe that the same vesult wilt lmppen in the field of National politics if we nominate Calvi" S. Coolidge for President. George O. Cridley. "Windsor, Vermont, November 24, 1010. '. Wof.TR Architect In 6erbl. ' Belgrade, the Serlilan capital, wai tho flsst municipality In the world to employ women architect!. The Weekly Caledonian The best paper of il kind in this field. Because It prints more local news than any other paper. Because It prints more town news than any other paper. B ecause Its price now is only $1.00 a year. Single copies Scents. Why pay more. Subscribe Now Miss Thomas Married to Milton Smith A fiiirt wedding took place Friday evening at the home of Mr. ami Mrs. Howard Thomas at !i Elm street when their daughter, Feme Edwinn, was married to Milton Smith of West Lebanon, N. H. Rev. George A. Martin of Grace Methodist church was the officiating clergyman. The bride for the past two years has been employed in the order and shipping department at the Scale works. The groom has a position on the ft. '& M. railroad at White River Junction. Mr. Smith has pur chased a home at West Lebanon which will be ready for Ihem on their return from a wedding trip including Albany and New York City. REV. H. D.SCOTT DECLINES THE CALLTOORANGE At the morning service of the Church of the Messiah in St. Johns bury last Sunday the pastor, Rev. Harold Guy Don Scott, announced his decision in regard, to the call he had received from the Orange church by reading the following letters: Orange, Mass., Nov. 2(1, Will Rev. II. I). G. Scott, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dear Sir: It is my pleasure to inform you that at a parish meeting, very largely attended, last evening, you were un animously called to the pastorate of the Orange Universalist church. A great deal of enthusiasm was shown and it is earnestly hoped that you will accept. Your decision at an early date will be appreciated Your truly,' E. E. ELLIS. (For the parish) St. Johnsbury, Vt. November 24, 1019. First Universalist Parish, Orange, Mass. Dear Friends: . Last year in this little Universalist parish, in tkcsaiall town of ., .St. Johnsbury, we raised about seven thousand dollars and gained over 50 new members. The possibilities of this parish are by no means exhaust ed. The self-sacrificing support giv en me by my people places me under an obligation to them. I greatly prize the friends I have found here both in and out of my own parish. The generous manner in which I have been received into the hearts and homes of the people of St. Johns bury causes me to want to abide here as long as I can without permanent injury to myself. I have come to love this beautiful Vermont town and its public spirited people who are al ways ready with purse or personal service to aid every good cause. I greatly value the fellowship of the knightly and scholarly brethren who labor for the cause of Christ in the other churches. These things cause mc to regretfully decline your kind proposal. I am not insensible of the honor you have done me in offering me a more influential pulpit, a more bcuu tiful church, a larger following, and a much higher salary. I have pleas ant recollection of the beautiful hos pitality you showered upon mc. Your efficient church school with its cap able, leadership and your splendid bays and girls, whom I regret I can not know better, promises much for future. Your church is one to which any man might well be proud to min ister. Sincerely nnd fraternally, Harold Guy Don Scott. Thanksgiving: Service at the North Church The union Thanksgiving service will be held in the North church next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. The address of the occasion .will be given by Rev. Harold Guy Don Scott, pastor of the Church of the Messiah. The offering taken will be given to Sunset Home. Mrs. Lord Speaks at the Woman s Club House An interested audience listened to Mrs. Myra Lord of Boston at the Woman's Club House Friday even ing, the meeting being held by the the Woman's Suffrage League. Her subject was "Thrift" and the speak er made it clear that not stinginess, but wise spending is the need of the hour; the habit of buying what you have definite use of, and not allow ing anything of atfy 'lilue to go to waste. Whatever one's income a cer tain part should be saved, and the rest made to do for our needs. In vestment in Thrift nnd War Savings Stamps nu.kcs us patriotic, since we become a' real part of the govern' mcnt. Tho moral influence of every intelligent woman is enlisted in an educational campaign for thrift. COL BENTON GIVES $25 FOR ACADEMY SPORTS The St. Johnsbury Academy alum ni who attended the annual meeting of the Alumni association at the June commencement will recall that the dues of the Alumni association were advanced to $1 a year with the under standing that three-fourths of this amount should be given to promot ing athletics at the Academy. This increase was favored by both the I younger and older members of the j association, ali realizing the import- j ant part artletics play in advertising; this school. An interesting aftermath of tlrs meeting was an incident which oc curred on the cars last week when two of our well-known alumni were en route to Boston. They were dis cussing the matter of interesting the lioslon alumni in the movement, when a third party entered into the conversation and begun to ask o,ucs tions. The stranger proved to be Col. E. C. Benton of Boston, the well known insurance agent and a native of Guildhall. Col. Benton later hand ed the boys his check for .$25, saying that he wanted to give this to the Alumni Association in memory of his 1 i 1 . . I- 1 .. 1 T ..... . .. .11 . . , . . ' . .. . . l.-nnwn Apiulpmv pradu.'ile Mild ntV' editor of the Boston Transcript at the time of his death. Col. Benton said he had two brothers that were graduates of the Academy, and he himself attended there only four days. The interest on this gift at four per cent will givn the Alumni asso ciation a dollar a year, and the un expected gift is most highly appre ciated. . . I Creamery Improvements at Bradford The Lyndonville Creamery Asoci atioa have been making extensive im provements on their plant at Braford with a view to increasing its busi ness. A new building has been built 7:i by "0 feet for the purpose of storing cheese, especially the Raman ola brand. The basement has a concrete floor with- -mime-iwis ventilators and is to be heated, having a capacity of stor ing 20,000 lbs of this brand. The upper portion of the building is to be used for storage purposes. The Ramanolu cheese is made by the Greek Cheese Makers apd is rubbed with salt, on top and sides every day until ready for the market. It is made for the Italian trade, and is used by them in their favorite dish spaghet ti. The creamery's capacity for turn ing out this brand is I00 lbs. daily; the wc';ht of each cheese being ten pounds. A new refrigerating plant "0 by .r0 feet is being erected to replace the old ice house which has been torn down, and a garage has been erected that will hold three trucks which also contains a large storeroom. Special Instructor for Company D Mi Sergt. Henry J. Eich, an instruc tor in the regular United States Army, has been detailed to the St, Johnsbury armory to give detailed in struction to Company I). He came here from Fort Penning, Georgia, where he has been instructor for the past four months. During the war he was drilling oflieers and men at different mobilization camps. Sergt. Kich has seen service in all parts of the United States and in the Philippines. He has been in ser vice ten years and is an expert in structor: He can handle ami give in struction in all kinds of armament from a Springfield rifle to a 11 inch shelling piece. He is a graduate of tho School of Fire at Fort Sill, Okla homa. His home is in Pittsburg, Pa. A. L. Barrett Gets Big Job in China Mr. and Mrs. Duvid Frechette have received an interesting letter from A. L. Barrett, who for many years made his home with them, that he is about to leave for China on an important business trip for the Sing er Sewing Machine Co. Mr. Barrett will spend the next live years in China promoting tho company's bus iness. In a letter to Mr. and Mrs Fre chette ho regrets that he is called away so suddenly that he is. unable to return cast to visit them. He sails from Vancouver on the liner Empress of Russia on November 27. Young Barrett was taken to Chicago by M. M. Tatro, head of th Stanley Furni ture Co. of St .Johnsbury and one of the big men of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Chicago. Mr. Barrett says he hates to leave Mr. Tatro who has done so much for him and also that Mr. Tatro hates to lose him from his staff. Mr. Bar rett is one of St. Johnsbury's young men who has gone into the outside world nnd is making a big position for himself. 'War Savings Certificates j Received at Post Office ; Postmaster A. H. Gleason has re- ceived from the department the new j ' Sinn fmi ifirvitn! ivtiiMi tiikn tht vilfipp ' of the war savings rcrtiilca1.es and which sell this month for $84.40 and are redeemable in 1924 at ?100. They are automatically registerd so that if they are lost or stolen they can be replaced without loss to the own er. There is a good trade at the post oflico in War Savings Stamps and War Savings Certificates, though more of the latter are being cashed than are bought at tho 'present, tim. RUSSIAN ALIEN HAD SPRINGHALT Another episode in the career of the seven Russians who were arrest ed in St. Johnsbury last summer by Newport Immigration Inspectors and charged with evading the immigra tion laws comes from Montpelier where Oscar Broe, a former Cana dian, will soon be taken to the Fed eral penitentiary at Atlanta to serve his sentence of a year and one-half for aiding aliens to unlawfully enter the United States. The group of seven whom he aided to enter the country were Russians, . .. . . . J . ' two of the men being cripples. One man who sold pencils in Montreal for a couple of years, had "spring halt." When he walked one leg would fly above his head at every step. Tho officers who had charge of him never saw such a case. This man ' wanted t o go to New York where he could ply his trade with greater success in a more populous community. One of the women was his wife and the oth er was his divorced wife who insisted on accompanying him to care for him after he was afflicted. The other ma" had '10 same trouble but not so pronounced His knee action was not so high. Deputy Lackey, who had charge of the family on one occasion, bought them 21 ham sandwiches. When he found them brushing of the ham he discovered he ha'd uninten tionally invaded their religious scrup les against pork, and was sorry about it as he could have ordered' another menu just as well.. One man started to eat the ham but his conscience went back on him nnd he also was soon found picking out the meat, he fore eating the bread. NINE SERBIAN ' YOUTHS AT VAIL SCHOOL Nine Serbian youths arrived Wed nesday at the Theodore N. Vail Ag ricultural school for a year's course at this well-known school. Two of ithom are still in the uniform of the I Serbian army and the others wear ci vilian clothes. They will have to learn the English language among their other duties as only one can speak our language now and his vocabulary is cjuito limited. They landed in New York about two weeks ago in a party of some 50 Serbians who were sent to America by the Serbian authorities for the purpose of 'securing the training necessary to equip these young persons for services at home. All who are to follow agriculture came to tho Theodore N. Vail school. The Serbian agricultural authorities themselves selected this ' institution,' and requested the privilege of send ing students. These students are about 21 years of age, and have had an education equivalent to the freshmen work in our colleges and universities. Their expenses arc paid by their govern ment and they are required to return to Serbia within a period of four years or upon the completion of their studies. The practical nature of the instruc tion given at Lyndonville appealed strongly to the Serbian authorities us well as to the American commit tee assisting in this mutter. The Vail school has now 7r stu dents which is the largest attend ance for several years. More Enlistments in Uncle Sam's Army The following named men have en listed in the United States army at the recruiting' station at 41 Railroad street, Street, St. Johnsbury: Stanley T. Gates of Mclndoes Falls, John A. Gates and Alfred Peake, both of St. Johnsbury. Mr. Gates selected the Motor Transportation Corps. He formerly served with the 101st Ma chine Gun Battalion, 20th Division, and saw much action overseas. The two St. Johnsbury boys selected the Signal Corps, a branch that offers young men splendid opportunities. All three left Monday morning for Fort Slocum, N. Y, where they will receive their preliminary training be fore being assigned to their perman ent station. LM. DOWNEY STRUCK BY FAST EXPRESS L. M. Downey, 40 years old, of Newport, was struck by the "Air Lino" train that left Newport at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The train was stopped and the injured man brought to St. Johnsbury where he arrived in the care of Dr. Longe of Newport and was rushed to the Brightlook hospital. The man was terribly injured and his condition is critical. Mr. Downey was walking youth on the railroad tracks in the Canadian Pacific yards near the Prouty-Miller works in Newport when the traio rounded a curve close upon him. Downey appeared confused and in stead of jumping to one side turned about to face the train. He is ham pered in getting out of the way by a lame leg. When lie sought to jump to one side the cylinder of the big locomo tive struck him. He was dragged 40 feet and it was reported his right leg was severed near the hip. The en gineer of the train had blown his whistle when he saw the man on the tracks and stopped his train as quickly as possible. The injured man was put aboard the baggage car. He was attended by Drs. B. 1). Longe and J. F. Blan chard. They gave him lir.it aid treatment and Dr. Longe continued on the train to St. Johnsbury. Pound Party and Open House at Sunset Home Sunset Home will have a pound party and keep open house Monday afternoon and evening, Nov. 24, from ii to 5 in the afternoon and 7 to 9 in the evening. Tea will be served in the afternoon and there will be an opportunity for the exchange of friendly greetings. A convenient place will be airanged where guests can deposit their pounds. In the evening from 7 to 9 an in formal program will be rendered. The Academy orchestra ami the Mandolin Club, under the direction of Mrs". Jcnn Stanley Goodrich, will play. Miss Madeline Randall .will give readings and also give in cos tume Van Dyke's "Home Again," fol lowed by a patriotic dance. This number is one of those that Miss Randall has given with marked suc cess when entertaining the service hicn in cantonments. The object of this hospitality nnd entertainment, briefly stated, is to increase public interest and enlarge the gifts .to the Home at this time. The suggestion is that each bring a pound of .something useful to help the resources of the institution in the coming months. To avoid alf mis understandings the management frankly state that no limit will be placed upon such articles as sugar, butter, eggs, cheese,' fruit, etc., and if the pound limit is exceeded to a considerable amount no objection will bo made. DR. TIERNEY GETS NEW APPOINTMENT Dr. John P. Tierney has been ap pointed, local representative of the United States Public Health Service, Bureau of War Risk Insurance, and his duties will consist in examining the returned disabled soldiers. The appointment came to Dr. Tierney in recognition of his faithful service throughout the war and his many friends will extend their congratula tions. Dr. Tierney enlisted in the Medical Corps in December 1917, and '' was commissioned first lieutenant. He was sent to the Army Hospital at Camp Gordon. From there he was or dered to the surgical ward at the Bel levue Hospital in New York City. His last assignment was at the base hos pital at Camp Meade, where he had charge of the Dakin Carrell treat ment for the soldiers. At the time of the armistice he had been recom mended for the position of Captain. Equal Suffrage Club Meets Friday Night At the Equal Suffrage Club meet ing Friday evening Miss Celia Hig gins sang two selections which were very much enjoyed by all. Miss Hig gins has a pleasing voice nnd has just returned from four weeks of training in Boston. She was accompanied by Miss Elsie Wild of Barnet. In the absence of Mrs. D. C. Jones of Waterbury, Mrs. Alvin W. Flint, in spenking of the budget system, made helpful suggestions as to how one would make one's income not only provide for one's needs, but also furnish a savings account. SUBSCRIPTION Notice is hereby given that, the yearly subscription to the Weekly Caledonian will be advanced Jan. 1, 1920, to $V'r0 a year. All renewals and new subscriptions will be taken until that time at $1.00 j The advance in price is necessitated hju"' ' ""''ast in white paper and expense of T 'it '-Circulation of the week ly Caledonian is W iMyTncrcasin and now is the time to get your paper for 1920 at the dollar rate. After Jan. 1, it will cost you 50 cents more, or $1.50 a year. GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hall Have a Family Party on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Riley C. Hall of Ki Central street celebrated their golden wedding Sunday at the home of their son, Albertus S. Hall on Valley St. It was strictly a family parly and 17 of the immediate relatives sat down to a splendid chicken dinner, served with all the fixings. Besides the happy couple there were present all of their descendants. These were thier two sons, Albertus S. Hall and Iiirney L. Hall, the wives of both the brothers, the two daughters of Bir ney L. Hall, Mrs. Lambert Ward and Erva Hull, Mr. Ward, the two chil dren of Albertus S. Hall, Mrs. Walter Elliott, and Charles Hall, Walter El liott. Vauna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Ward, made the. fourth generation and the other guests at the dinner were Mrs. Delia Jones, Miss Alice Risley and Mrs. Wilbur W. Farr. Mr. Hall was born in Sheffield 71 years ago where he lived for some (it) years, running a small sawmill there and carrying on a farm. He came here about 12 years ago and lived until two years ago with his son, Birney L. Hall. For the past two years Mr. and Mrs. Hall have lived at M Control street and he is employed at the settle works. Mrs. Hall is the daughter of Rev. Robert Barton and. was born in Starksboro 08 years ago. They were married at Glover, Nov. 2a, 1809 hy Rev. N. M; Scott. Both are in excel lent health and youthful in spirit nnd disposition. Mr. and Mrs. Hall received gifts of gold pieces from their children and other gifts from friends and were heartily congratulated upon reaching this notable anniversary. FOOTBALL MATCH AT LYNDON CENTER1 The biggest game of football ever scheduled in Lyndonville is set for Thanksgiving day at P. o'clock and the place is the campus at Lyndon Center. The competing teams are the Vail Agricultural School and the Montpelier town team. The Mont pelier team is composed of star col lege men who have been playing on some of the strongest teams in the East, including Dartmouth, Colgate and Amherst. The Vail school team will bo strengthened by men from both Lyndon Institute and the town and a great gume is anticipated. Tho price of admission will he HO cents. Following is the line-up of the Vail Agricultural school team: Cun ningham, left end; Holbrook, left tackle; Whipple, left guard; Whiitc nor, center; Telkey, right gunrd; Cussin, right tackle; Ferguson, right end; Burns or Wakefield, right half back; Stiles, fullback; Gaudettc, left back ; Fitzpatrick, quarterback. ONLY ONE DEER MAY BE TAKEN An article which has been widely circulated throughout the state rela tive to the shooting of dedfr in Ver mont has elicited the following state ment from Hon. Linus Leavens, State Commissioner of Fish nnd Game. Editor Caledonian The article which appeared in your edition of November 17th is an error. Only one deer may be taken in the open season. This animal may be of either sex( except that a spotted fawn can not be taken. The season opens on Monday, December 1st, and closes Saturday, December 6th, at five P. M. Several inquiries have come to this office from your Rcction in consequ ence of the nrticle, hence this com munication. Very truly yours, LINUS LEAVENS, Commissioner. PRICE RAISED ! AUTO TIRES WEAR BETTER IN WINTER : Automobile tires wear better nnd last longer in the cold winter months than they do in the warm days of summer. In this one particular, at least, the cost of keeping up a car is less in winter than in summer. Fleets of test cars operated by the United States Tire Company have demonstrated that the lower temper atures have a beneficial effect on tires. In spite of bad snow and ice conditions carefully kept records show that tires give much greater mileages in winter than in summer. Heat is one of the worst enemies a tire is railed on to face, especially frictional heat. The cold air lessens this heat and makes it possible for a tire to last longer in spite of the. ex tra pounding it gets when snow ,nnd ice are on the ground. i' ' This rule applies, of course, where the tire is confronted only with, tho ordinary bad road conditions growing out of snow and ice and frozen high ways. But where the motorist rtiusl drive his car over rough roads deep ly cut into ruts winter presents a decidedly different problem and only the most careful driving will make it possible for him to get a full return on his tire investment. To those owners whose cars must travel over rutty roads the United States Tire Company suggests that tires can be saved best by keeping out of( the ruts where possible, hy driving slowly and carefully, and hy keeping the tires inflated to standard pressure. . , . : An especial effort should be' ipq'de by the driver; to keep out of ruts which conic above the rim of the'tire. Where progress cannot be made, fix eopt through deep ruts, do notwlet the; tire grind along the sides of the rufcs, because the sidewalks of !Ute strongest tires feel quickly the ef fects of such treatment. An exapi ination of the alignment of the front wheels should be made once a week, because wheels are likely to be thrown out of true by the jogging they get, and had. alignment means tire injury. Narrow Escape in An Auto Collision The automobiles of Gilbert ' E. Woods and Frank X. Lanctot collid ed at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Pearl Street about 8 o'clock Fri day morning and it was a narrow es cape from a bad accident. Had not the car of Mr. Woods been coming slowly down the avenue there would certainly have been a different story to tell. As it was the occupants of both cars were well shaken up and both cars are slightly damaged. Mr. Lanctot and his family were comipg up Pearl street just as Mr. Woods was coming down the avenue and neither saw the other hi season to slop their car. The running board and fender of the Lanctot car were pretty well jammed and the damage to the Woods' car was mostly confin ed to the lights and bumper. ., REALIZATION OF BLESSINGS Let every man, woman and child realize the blessings of peace, prosperous conditions and thrift. THey are things for which we should be very thank ful. As you receive your income, remember to deposit a portion of it every week to your credit with the Wells River Savings Bank. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid Wells River Savings Bank. WELLS RIVER, VT. a in s ' jr.