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a that i A A A A TWO NEWPORT DAILY EXPRESS, NEWPORT, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1949. The Nemport Daily Express Published Every Afternoon Except Sundays and 1 Holidays ESTABLISHED AS A WEEKLY IN 1863 AS A DAILY IN 1936 Entered at the Post Office in Newport, as a second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION Delivered by Carrier One Week .....1....... .30 One Month 1.25 Single Copies Sold by Carriers and News Dealers, Five Cents. RATES Delivered by Mail One Month $1.00 Three Months 2.75 Six Months 5.00 One Year.

9.00 Telephone All Departments 707 MEMBER OF THE The Associated Press is entitled exclusively weal news newspaper, REMEMBER AUDIT ASSOCIATED PRESS to the use for republication of all the all AP news dispatches. BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS TO ADVERTISERS The Dally Express cannot undertake to furnish proofs of advertisements to adverFleers whose copy is not in this office by noon of the day before publication, nor will it he held responsible for typographical errors occurring in any advertisement accepted after noon of day preceding publication. When through error in this office wrong prices appear in print The Daily Express will, upon request, immediately furnish the adveriser with a letter stating it is responsible for the mistake but it will not be responsible for any loss the advertiser might sustain through such an error. All advertisements are recepted subject to this understanding. INCOME AND HAPPINESS Vermont's United States Senator Ralph Flanders cut through lot of fog in his usual penetrating way when he said in Washington that he would like to know how many people there were in low income classes before he supported a program using more millions caring for their health, food and housing, and how they got into the low-income group, also how they lived on such incomes, and what can be done to bring them out of that group.

With his keenness and good business judgment Senator Flanders first wants to know the facts. Then he wants to work out a cure--not just a temporary appeasement program. This column would also like to know where the break comes between low-income and middle-income groups. We have known families in what we supposed was the lowincome group who sent their children to college, contributed modestly to church and charity, who supported a modest car, who were honored and respected in society and given community advancements. We have also known families in the middle-class income group, as we- understand income classes, who could not afford to send their children to college, and gave miserly to church and charity.

Often such families support a good car. The happy and prosperous low-income family always has: a good garden and usually keeps chickens, the children earn every penny they can and spend them prudently. The family never tries to up with the Joneses." The middle-class income family seldom bothers with a garden or chickens and there is complaint they cannot afford to do many worthwhile things. The parents often idle away valuable time, or worse, spend it on sportive events which often cost money. This contrast between families is in the same community, during the same times and in the same social surroundings.

The fact is, it was not the fixed income measure which finally builded the contrast between the two families. It is the difference between useful work and lack of it in off hours from regular duties and the accumulative difference between the whole attitude toward life and the human value placed on money. This writer was one child among seven in a family on a poor farm, and we all knew we were poor. We were taught that industry, thrift, wholesome conduct, self-education and "the long pull" would bring us out aright. There was no spirit of envy because a neighbor had more wealth, no blame on big business for our plight and no aspersions on wealth as such, no thought that someone owed us a living or any part of it, that Montpelier or Washington must give us less work or more pay, that others were to blame for our condition.

There was, no that we were to expectation get more until and unless we produced more. That spirit seems to be almost completely wiped out now. From pre-natal care to death the government takes a hand, from apprenticeship to 65 years of age and beyond there are laws which mix into what used to be private affairs, from planting the feed grain to the price of delivered milk Washington or Montpelier has a hand, when one begins work Washington tells his employer the maximum hours he may work and the minimum wage he must receive; a commission sets the price of railroad fares, freight rates, express charges, bus fares, trucking rates, fixes the price of electric power and telephone charges; taxes automobiles, gasoline, jewelry, and your income, and says you must keep books. Yet we call this a free country. But by comparison with our boyhood days there is no freedom left and certainly no one is satisfied with the situation in which he finds himself--but thinks along the line of more and more controls which inevitably mean less and less freedom, in his search for happiness.

It cannot be done this way! To be happy we need to strike off a few controls and return to free competition and something like the law of supply and demand under which there seems to have been more happiness than now. People of different capacities, different talents, different temperaments, different ambitions, different tastes, different wishes and different thoughs cannot be made equally content and happy, whatever their income. The government cannot do it with a trillion dollars at its disposal-look at the suicides and divorces among the rich and large income classes. Contentment is within, not because of material blessings. Senator Flanders certainly has given us something to think about.

The winter-long snow, cold and winds which have buried, frozen and lashed many of the plains states causing great loss of animal life, some human lives and large property losses is something Northern New Englanders cannot completely understand. In the first place our buildings for man and beast are constructed for severe weather, and in the second place we are equipped with snow removal machinery which handles the most severe storms. In the states most seriously harmed livestock is usually not housed and great level stretches of country do not afford the protection from wind which our hills and mountains afford. Our winter meantime continues mild and pleasant. GRATITUDE IN A BOXCAR (Christian Science Monitor) The French call it the Train de la Reconnaissance.

Americans call it the Gratitude Train. But the language it speaks as it rolls through 48 states, leaving a boxcar full of French gifts in each, will be understood by Americans as easily as the food-laden Friendship Train they sent abroad last year was understood by the French. Here is free trade, open diplomacy, an international language, a common currency. Here, in a very real sense, is popular sovereignty, a people expressing its sovereign good will to another people. The French Revolution, with its "liberte, egalite, fraternite," responds to the American Revolution, with its "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." French art clasps the hand of American know-how.

French taste adds savor to American plenty. Just How Potent Is The Power of Suggestion? YOUR YOU'VE SOME OF KIND ELECTED PASSED DEWEY, THE PEAK! YOU'RE YOU'RE GOING LOSING DOWN HILL! WEIGHT! YOU'RE HEADED INFLATION FOR HASBEEN THE ECONOMIC PROPHETS A 4, Ur NEA Service, ins. Leaves From A Corres Correspondent's Notebook A Man And A Mouse Are Two Mice NEW YORK, (P)-Is man at heart a weak, forlorn, miserable, fraidycat creature? Does he in his inmost soul fear woman as the mouse dreads the cat's silent power? Is that why men don't live as long as women? Well, that's one feminine angle to the question of why the ladies prove the more durable sex in the great game of living. Recently I gave one man's views on why wives outlive their husbands -as insurance statistics show they do. The burden of my song was that the whole thing could be explained off as another example of the male's innate chivalry.

Of course, I may also have mentioned in passing- -indeed I did tion it--that the average husband undergoes considerable extra wear and tear in his lifetime earning creature comforts for his lady fair. But I pointed out he was glad to do it. But a lady in Seattle takes exception to this entire thesis. Violent exception, too. She says men don't last as long as women because they fret themselves to death trying to prove they are something they aren't.

"Why does man never stop insisting he is superior to all living things, including woman?" she asks. "Because he knows it is not true and hopes by much repetition to make it so, and it is his inferiority complex that needs bolstering. "Almost never do you hear a woman women are superier to men. Is that because admit that men are superior? No, indeed! For women actually believe they are superior. "But they realize that to rob men of their illusion would leave men feeling weak and inferior.

Therefore, women hide their alert minds, mask their strength. Instead they hold up patterns of courage, honesty and endurance to man to keep him happy, and thus make him stronger, braver and more honest than he actually is." The Seattle lady also says it is high time men cease this "war of nerves" against their superiorswomen. Then, she says, they'll live longer. men would stop using up their energy protesting their, superiority, they could rest and enjoy life instead of fighting at every opportunity. "Men fight women.

They fight men. They fight childhen. They fight animals. They fight the weather. They fight the elements.

They fight the earth to tear from it gold, coal, iron and other metals. "That is what kills off the men before their time--the terrific struggle to maintain a superiority they do not And another thing, says the lady from Seattle: insist that only men be in Congress and hold business positions. They insist upon doing every bit of work and attempt to be the masters of music, art, writing, mechanics. and all manner of endeavor. "They will not permit women to enter these fields because they fear the loss of their own hold on matters of importance.

And in doing they have put forth such effort to maintain their false position that they kill themselves off." And what's more, concludes the lady from Seattle: would like to see men throw their bubble gum and atomic bombs into the waste basket, put up their guns and cannon, wash their faces (including their ears), stop their cops-and-robbers games between the nations, and go into the house, sit, rest--and admit they are children." Relax, fellows, and live longer. You heard the lady. You know who's boss. Mama's gonna go out and tote home the bacon from now on. Papa's gonna play marbles again.

From Here And There About The State Vermont 1949 Farm Outlook cent years has brought to Northfield course apple growers will study in- Now Available From Counties Copies of a six-page leaflet entitled the Vermont Farm Outlook for 1949 are now available from county extension service offices. The outlook gives farmers and homemakers an idea of what they may expect in 1949. Verle Houghaboom, author of the Farm Outlook Section, points out that it will be harder for a farmer to earn a good income than it was in 1948. Products will be lower in price while operating costs with the exception of grain will be higher. In the section Outlook for Rural Families, Charlotte Beatty, extension specialist in home management, states that although the family may have less income in 1949 careful planning and lower prices should enable rural families to live as well as or better than in 1948.

A publication of the Vermont Extension Service, free copies are available at all county extension service offices. State Employes Credit Union Re-elects Officers The board of directors of the State Employes Credit Union, at their first regular monthly meeting held at Montpelier Monday night, re-elected all of their present officers. They are F. Carlisle Coates of the Highway Department, president; Miss F. Lucille Anderson of the department of institutions and corrections, vicepresident; F.

Roy Beattie of the unemployment compensation commission, treasurer and managing di-, rector and Mrs. Christie S. Docherty of the department of public safety, secretary. Gov. Gibson To Speak At Norwich Observance Vermont's governor, Ernest W.

Gibson, will be the principal speaker at public exercises to be held at Norwich University Tuesday evening, February 22, in observance of the 130th year of active participation by Norwich in the training of men for national defense, President Homer L. Dodge announces. Governor Gibson, who graduated from the military college in 1923, now is a member of the board of trustees. The program, which will include selections by the Norwich band and glee club, will open at 8 o'clock. Since its founding by Captain Alden Partridge in 1819, Norwich has been a leader in advocating military preparedness and has consistently maintained a transcendent interest in keeping America strong.

To focus attention on the country's need of adequate defense, Norwich in re- FREED OF CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER THE NEWS ANALYZED By De Witt Mackenzie The London Daily Mail--one of the world's prominent newspaperssays the lineup between eastern and western Europe is hardening. It asks whether an explosion therefore is inevitable. Answering its own question, the Mail thinks an upheaval isn't inevitable. But it declares that the peaceful countries will muddle into a third world war unless they make themselves so strong as to be unassailable. It is, of course, apparent that the lineup of the two blocs is hardening.

The western nations are quite openly discussing a powerful North Atlantic Alliance, and are otherwise consolidating their positions. On the Soviet side there is no disposition to advertise. However, the German press reports (though without confirmation) that the Russians are conducting extensive troop movements in their zone of Germany and are staging combined air and submarine maneuvers in the western Baltic. The Neue Zeitung, official German paper of the American military government, also says it learns from refugee reports that the Muscovites are huge new military inconstructing, the Baltic republics with "remarkable haste." These are but a few of the numerous operations--political, economic, military--being carried out by both sides. The situation is explosive.

However, the consensus of close observers is that war isn't inevitable. Obviously it could develop- but not necessarily. The preparations being made by both sides strike me as being in large precautionary. The west is fearful of an assault by the Communist bloc, but I'll bet a bit that Moscow also is scared. Likely the Russians are more scared, because America not only is by far the most has the bombs the powerful nation on earthwhich she whole in fear.

atomica It's my belief that, on the whole, we have very good reason to be hopeful, providing, of course, that we keep our socks pulled up. Air Force Shows Congress Its Power WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, (AP)-The Air Force, laying aside speeches and arguments, has let its warplanes and pilots present the case of air power directly to the President and Congress. For two hours yesterday, Mr. Truman and more than 100 members of the studied on the ground and watched in the sky the complex and deadly machines of air power, It was a request performance, asked for first by members of the House armed services committee.

This is the group which looked with favor on the request for legislation raising the ultimate size of the Air Force to 70 groups. Moving swiftly, the Air Force high command brought together at nearby Andrews Field, the greatest variety of planes ever assembled for a single demonstration. Virtually the whole upper level of government was there to see it. In the select group was Gen. Dwight D.

Eisenhower. Whatever Mr. Truman's impressions, the ex-artilleryman them pretty much to himself. But as he peered up into the cavernous bomb bay of a B-36 he exclaimed: "Well, isn't that something!" The chiefs of the Navy followed the Presidential party from plane to plane, watched the roaring show of designer and pilot skill overhead. There, was little else they could do.

In no fashion could Secretary Royall condense or Chief into of two Staff hours Omar and I gle field a comparable display of Army power. Nor could Secretary Sullivan and Chief of Naval Operations Louis Denfeld bring a carrier task force to Washington. Farmers Importing Much Canadian Hay Canadian baled hay is being imported by northern Vermonters in large quantities these days. Although the 1948 hay crop was excellent in this area, many farmers are getting short due to larger herds of dairy animals. Carloads of baled hay have been passing through Newport via the Canadian Pacific Railroad and several truckloads piled high with the bales are observed clearing the Derby Line U.

S. Customs each week. The incoming shipments are usually handled by the C. S. Emery customs brokers, as a service to both importers and exporters.

Commenting upon the hay imports, Roger Whitcomb, county extension service agent at Newport, reports that not as much hay is being imported locally as in some previous years. Whitcomb states that many farmers have availed themselves of surplus potatoes which have been allotted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture for use as dairy feed. The use of potatoes has been helpful and has proved economical due to the very low price per hundredweight which farmers have been charged for the surplus The duty charged U.

S. importers on the Canadian hay is very small, currently only $1.25 per ton. BOSTON, Feb. 16, (P)-Forecast for Vermont--Fair and little change in temperature this afternoon. Fair tonight and colder than last night.

Thursday increasing cloudiness followed by light snow or rain in the southern portion. Little change in temperature Thursday. Read The Classifieds Your Friend BEDFORD, Feb. 16, (AP) -A criminal court jury freed Clark Morgan, 34, of manslaughter charges yesterday in the "William Tell" slaying of a tavernkeeper friend. Morgan freely admitted he tried to shoot a whisky glass off the head of his friend, Thomas B.

Leary, with a .22 caliber pistol on Feb. 5. "I still can't see how I missed," said Morgan, a resident of Cumberland, adding that he tried the stunt only at Leary's repeated insistence. Attorney Edward J. Ryan told the jury the tragedy in his opinion was similar to a "beanball" accident in baseball whereby a pitcher hits a batter in the head while not meaning to do so.

Wilder Dam Termed A "Political Football" CONCORD, N. Feb. 16, (P)- Vermont's U. S. Sen.

George D. Aiken and Governor Ernest Gibson were accused yesterday of using the Wilder dam controversy as a "political football." Stuart B. Emerson of Lebanon, a former member of a committee appointed several years ago to study the question of the height of the dam on the Connecticut River, made the charge at a Senate public works co committee hearing here. Emerson claimed that although Aiken was seeking to reduce the height of the dam from the proposed 385-foot level to 380 feet, Aiken and Gibson claimed that Vermont is short of power. Emerson said Aiken has supported the proposed St.

Lawrence Seaway on the basis of Vermont's alleged power shortage. Edgar H. Hunter, chairman of the New Hampshire public service commission, testified that lowering the dam would reduce its capacity by 15 per cent. "The cost of the dam has already gone from $8,000,000 to twice that amount while the question has been argued," Hunter said. The committee is holding hearings on a resolution to memorialize Congress to reduce the height of the dam as approved by the Federal Power Commission.

William Loeb, publisher of the New Hampshire Morning Union and of papers in Burlington and St. Albans, attacked the Vermont Publie Service Commission for approving plans proposed dam. He declared the commission "did not have the integrity of a yellow dog." Opposition to raising the dam stems from the expected loss of farmlands which would be flooded. Kiwanians Hear(Continued from Page 1) the state legislature pertaining to fish and game laws, Mr. Sanders continued.

Mr. Sanders also said that he liked to believe that the Derby and Newport fish and game clubs helped persuade the state last vear to stock the 3.000 salmon and 900 sq. tail trout in Salem Lake, the 3,000 salmon in Clyde River and the 10,000 salmon in Lake Memphremagog. He also stated that contrary to popular belief, Canada placed 30,000 salmon at the Canadian end of the lake last season. Refreshments, guns and ammunition are available at the Derby club and the public is invited to visit its range and use the facilities, Mr.

Sanders concluded. Following his talk the members of the Kiwanis club were given the opportunity to ask questions which Mr. Sanders answered in an informative manner. Dave Allen and Rudolph Morse were dinner guests and after the regular business meeting they met with Hugh Cassidy, chairman of the Winter Carnival ski events. Last minute plans were ironed out.

Mr. Allen and Mr. Morse are members of the Memphremagog Outing Club which is cooperating with the Kiwanis Club in organizing and managing the ski events for the coming winter carnival. Flood of Vermont Bills Dwindles to Two Vermont Press Bureau MONTPELIER, Feb. 16-The torrent of bills which have been flowing into the House at an average of 10 a day since the opening of the 1949 legislature, dwindled to practically a trickle today with only two bills making their debut in the lower chamber.

One defines the several types of public schools in Vermont while another amends existing statutes relating to dividends and surplus pertaining to savings banks and trust companies. Rep. Warden of Mendon introduced the bill defining types of public schools. Among other things, it includes evening schools as a public school and provides that an elementary school may include a legally established kindergarten and, with the approval of the state board of education, a ninth grade. Provisions of statutes providing for the establishment of reserve funds to guard against losses by savings banks and trust companies would not apply if the establishment of such reserves impaired the fulfillment of any contract between the bank and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for the purpose of issuing capital notes or debentures, according to a bill brought in by Martin of Newfane.

4-H Textile Painters to Meet at Glover A textile painting training meeting will be held in Glover village schoolhouse on Saturday, February 19, beginning at 10:30 sharp with Miss Charlotte Beatty, extension specialist in charge of instructions. This meeting is for 4-H club leaders, assistant leaders and junior leaders. Lunch will be served at noon. Woodcocks, members of the snipe family, nest on swampy ground. By Leon Morse Mr.

Morse would be glad to have Daily Express readers write to him about ally problems of everyday life such as those he discusses in the question and answer section of his column, and he will attempt to help in their solution. He does not give legal or medical advice. Communications should be addressed tr him in care of the Newport Daily Erness. Old T. B.

Reed hated souvenir hunters. One day a man swapped hats with him. A souvenir hunter wearing a beautiful silk tile gushed up demanding a souvenir of the occasion. Instantly Reed snapped off the battered hat, swapped with the stranger, and walked away grinning. Dear Mr.

Morse: Our daughter of. 15 is boy crazy. She was not this way until last year. It is nothing but boys, boys, boys from morning till night. Should we send her off to some strict private What can we do? We let boys twice a week but we do not want to hear about it every minute.

Tired parents. Answer: Your daughter is growing up. If she has waited until the age of 15 to be boy crazy she must have good blood in her or else be rather young for her age. What to do? Well, she is your girl. If you desire to have her live in your own world later on, you must now live in hers.

Tell her all about the boys. Let her know that many of them are fine, splendid chaps who make understanding men. Others will be otherwise. Tell her that the boy who wants to do heavy petting with her is going to tell every other boy all about it the next day. No matter what he says, if he is that type he will talk.

Explain the dangers of life but do curb her overmuch or she will react like bottlednote dynamite touched off. You may have both been models when you were young but days without end have changed since then. She is your girl. Love her and share with her, counsel her and ask the good Lord to help you. speakers as General Dwight D.

Eisenhower, Defense Secretary Forrestal and Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, chief of naval operations. Brattleboro Town Sends Notices Of Increase In Tuition Rate Letters announcing the raise in tuition for children from other towns to Brattleboro elemencoming, tary schools were sent to school board chairmen in three towns by Supt. John W. Wallace Saturday.

Announcement was made following the passage last week in the legislature of a bill to allow increasing tuition from $90 to $115 for children who go to school in a town where they are not Chairmen in Guilford, Dummerston and Marlboro received notices. 60 Vermont Orchardists Attending Short Course At UVM Sixty Vermont orchardists are enrolled in the four-day apple growers short course which started Tuesday at the University of Vermont, according to O. M. Camburn, director of short courses and educational conferences. During the four-day 4800 Persons(Continued from Page 1) higher than in other post-war years, its volume did not appear to warrant undue concern," the report declares.

According to best available estimates, less than five percent of the Vermont labor force was without work on December 31 and even if this figure continues to increase during the winter it has a long way to go to reach the level of March, 1940, when census takers found 16,000 or 11 percent without work. The job slump was plainly reflected in placements of jobseekers by the commission's employment service division. These numbered 2,685 during the quarter, or a drop of 40 percent from the previous quarter and three percent under the last quarter in 1947. Unemployment compensation benefit payments for the quarter amounted to $292,000. October and November payments remained at about the September level, but December payments jumped sharply, pulling the quarter's total 52 percent above the same period in 1947.

Payments to veterans under the federal readjustment allowance program came to $228,000 for the quar0 0 000 ter, about 16 percent of the same quarter in 1947. sects, insecticides and apple scab fungus. Staff members of the horticulture and botany departments are serving as instructors. They are C. Lyman Calahan, extension horticulturist, C.

T. Parsons, extension and station entomologist, W. W. Scott, research assistant, and T. J.

Sproston, plant pathologist. The short course is sponsored by the departments of horticulture and botany of the agricultural college, University of Vermont. New Heart Unit For Burlington Hospital A new heart unit is nearing completion in the new wing of the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington. It will be devoted mainly to the study and treatment of two of the most common and most dreaded forms of heart ailments--angina pectoris and the so-called hypertensive heart disease which occurs frequently in persons with high blood pressure. Dr.

Christopher M. Terrien, chairman of medicine at the hospiital. said that the new unit be known as the Cardio-Vascular DeI partment. Delos Marvin Committal services for the late Delos R. Marvin, formerly of Derby, were held yesterday at the vault in the Derby Center cemetery, the Rev.

E. H. Nickerson officiating. Burial will take place in the spring. Mr.

Marvin was in his 93rd year, and was very active up to the time of his death. A farmer, he once lived in Derby Center on what is still known as the Delos Marvin farm. While living in West Derby, now Newport, he was overseer of the poor for nine years, and superintendent of the Newport city farm. He was interested in race horses and raced them at Gaines Park years ago. At the age of 91 he drove the first race horse at the opening of the Bay State Raceway at Foxboro, Mass.

For the past several years he had been living with his son, Wallace, in Ipswich, Mass. OTTAWA, Feb. 16, (P)-Paul Beaulieu, 35, second secretary of the Canadian embassy in Paris, has been transferred to Boston as consul with jurisdiction over Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, it was announced today. 8430 12-42 APRON CHARM Pattern No. 8430 is a sew-rite perforated pattern for sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20; 40 and 42.

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New York, N. Y. Pattern No. Size Send to: Name Address HARTFORD, Feb. 16, (P)- The number of unemployed in Connecticut, as indicated by State Labor Department unemployment benefit claims announced today, zoomed to 52,451 during the week ended on February 12.

This number of jobless claimants for unemployment insurance benefits was more than double, 109 per cent higher, the claims for the corresponding week a year ago, State Labor Commissioner John J. Egan said. Egyptian pictures dating back as far as 3,000 B. C. depict wrestling scenes, showing almost all of the "holds" known and used today in the sport.

The Vandals conquered Spain in an invasion starting in 409. Look for this seal. It's your ROCK guarantee of permanence. OF Howard A. Reed AGES, Newport, Memorials Vt.

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