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The Biggest Newspaper Value for $1.00 a Year in (lie Slale of Vermont. Published Every Wednesday Morning at SI. Johnsbury.
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
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
The best paper of il
kind in this field.
It prints more local
news than any other
It prints more town
news than any other
Its price now
is only
$1.00 a year.
Single copies Scents.
Why pay more.
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.
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,'
(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.
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
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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
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
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
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.
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,
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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 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
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.
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
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. 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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,
: 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. .,
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

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