To Further the Cause of Co-operation, Progress and Friendliness
Berlin, N. H., Sept. 1, 1927
THE BROWN BULLETIN
P R I N T E D U P O N N i B R O C S U P E R C A L E N D E R E D B O N D (\Nt> SWE. f\ f BOT FATHEH-
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Vol. IX. SEPTEMBER, 1927 No. 3
BROWN BULLETIN PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION
"The object of this organization is to publish a paper for the benefit of the employees of the Brown
Company and of the Brown Corporation, in which may appear i t e m s of local and general interest; and
which will tend to further the cause of co-operation, progress and friendliness among and between al!
sections of these companies."—By-Laws, Article 2.
Editor—G. L. Cave Photographic Editor—Victor Beaudoin
Associate Editors—Louville Paine, John Cartoonists—J. Daw, George Prowcl!
Heck, Joseph Hennessey Business Manager—Gerald Kimball
Assistant Editors—John A. Hayward,
BOARD OF L i RECTORS
President—O. P. Cole Secretary—A. L. Laferriere
UPPER PLANTS SlH.l'IIITE Ml I.I, CASCADE MILL BROWN CORP.
G. L. Cave A. L. Laferriere Jos. Hennessey W. L. Bennett THEY LEARN FROM YOU
P. W. Churchill Paul Grenier A. K. Hull John Heck
Walter Elliott Jas. McGivney John A. Hayward E. A. White A child, like a chicken, has an inclina-
PORTLAND OFFICE tion to dart across the street at any place
VV. B. Brockway without thinking or looking. There is
n o t h i n g criminal about t h a t ; it's a normal
instinct, but a dangerous one in this motor
Items, original articles, and photographs are invited from all employees of the companies. These age.
may be handed to any member of the Ivhtonul Stnff or Hoard of Directors, or sent directly to the
A lien can spot danger quickly enough
Editor, The Brown Bulletin, Berlin, N. II. All contributions must be signed.
when a hawk is around, but her protective
instinct does not function in the presence
SERVICE DIRECTORY of an automobile. She loses her head as
BROWN COMPANY DISTRICT NURSING DEPARTMENT (Established 1903) completely as she does prior to a chicken
Miss E. A. Uhlschoeffer, Supervisor; Miss M. A Pagan, Assistant Supervisor; Miss D. Trucheon, dinner.
Miss V. Brothers, District Nurses; Miss G. Kennedy, Miss Hazel Locke, Miss V. Paquette, Industrial The hazards of the street have increased
Nurses. Office, 226 High Street; telephone 85; office hours, 8-8:30 a. m., and 12:30-1:30 p. m. Calls may
be sent to the above office, to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, telephone 283-W, or to any Brown so rapidly in the past 25 years that even
Company time office. Working hours 8 a. m., to 6 p. m. A nurse answers all first calls, but may not grown-up human beings can't Always re-
continue upon a case except a doctor is in charge. alize them. They still act as they used
to when the greatest danger in crossing
the street was losing their rubbers in the
BROWN COMPANY SURGICAL SERVICE mud.
L. B. MARCOU, M. D., Chief Surgeon, Office 275 School Street
H. E. WILKINSON, M. D., Assistant, Office 33 Main Street Educators have proved that children
On call duty: January, April, J u l y , October can be taught to take care of themselves,
NORMAN DRESSER, M. D., Assistant, Office 143 Main Street
On call duty: March, June, September, December
and safety is now a part of the regular
E. R. B. McGEE, M. D.. Assistant, Office 45 High Street instruction in many schools. But children
On call d u t y : February, May, August, November spend only about five hour; a day in
school, and the classroom instruction may
be wasted if they are" taught differently
BROWN COMPANY RELIEF ASSOCIATION at home. The teacher needs a little co-
Open to all employees except those eligible to Burgess Relief Association
President, T. D. Walsh, Cascade Secretary, P. L. Murphy, Cascade
Vice-President, W. E. Haines, Box Shop Treasurer, E. F. Bailey, Main Office Eleven thousand children of school age
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE were killed by automobiles during 1926.
A. K. Hull, Riverside L. A. Morse, Cascade
Jas. P. Howell, Riverside P. K. Ross, Cascade Some were the victims of reckless drivers;
Olaf M. Nelson, Storehouse "A" Geo. Doucette, Cascade others were merely following the example
Fred R. Oleson, Saw Mill John A. Lynch, Cascade
John Briggs, Salvage Peter Landers, Cascade of their thoughtless elders.
R. H. Grant, Tube Mill No. 2 Th youngsters learn from you. Are you
Executive Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 7.30 p. m., in the living up to your responsibility?
Police Court Room
The front cover this month is a repro-
BURGESS RELIEF ASSOCIATION
President, Michael J. Myler Secretary, A. Stanley Cabana duction of a photograph taken by Victor
Vice-President, John Lavoie Treasurer, James McGivney Beaudoin of the home of Manager Frank
DIRECTORS C. King of the Brown Company Nursery
Victor Lacomb Edmond Boutin
Archie Belanger Odule Belanger and Storehouse at Cupsuptic, Maine.
U. F. Dale Frank Moreau
HROUGH the courtesy of Maynes-
T boro Kennels owned by Mr. W.
R. Brown, we are privileged this
He is useful on a farm wherever herding
is necessary, and for his size and weight
has no equal as a sled dog. Large num-
the Royal Zoological Society, who dis-
covered the breed during an exploration
trip. They were first shown in Leeds in
month to print the following general de- bers of these dogs were used in Arctic 1892 and received official recognition by
scription of Samoyede dogs and to illus- and Antarctic expeditions, notably those the British Kennel Club in 1909, when the
trate it from Victor Beaudoin's photo- of Nansen, Shackleton, Johannesen, the British Samoyede Club was formed. The
graphs of the three bouncing litters now Due d'Abruzzi and Borchgrevink. They Samoyede Club of America was organized
growing up at the kennels. Wanda's get have been found more reliable than the in 1923, at which time the breed was
of May 27 comprised two males and three Huskie or Esquimeaux. They are friendly recognized and rules for exhibiting were
females, while that of Panna of the same with each other and their masters and adopted.
date consisted of three males and two have a disposition to work at all times. The male Samoyede dog stands between
females. On June 4, Mamusia became the Shackleton reports that eight Samoyede 20 and 22 inches at the shoulder and
mother of a family of seven, of which dogs, averaging only forty pounds each in weighs from 45 to 55 pounds; the female,
four were males and three were females. weight, hauled a sled loaded with eight 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder and weighs
Victor says that it was quite a job to get hundred pounds and two men, forty miles from 26 to 45 pounds. Color should be
Mamusia and the seven posed for a pic- in one day, from 7 a. m., to 6 p. m., with pure white, white and biscuit, or cream.
ture. We would not have noticed the an hour for lunch, and rests of five minutes Black or black spots disqualify. The head
chain on Mamusia, if he had not pointed each at regular intervals. They are noted should be powerful and wedge-shaped,
it out. for their sweet dispositions and make a with a broad flat skull, muzzle of medium
The Samoyede dog is the dog bred by great children's pet. They have never length, and a tapering foreface. Ears
the Samoyede people, a nomadic tribe of been known to attack a man, but at night must be alert and slightly rounded at the
Finnic origin, inhabiting the Yalmal or will bark on the approach of strangers. top, set well apart and well covered with
Samoyede Peninsula, a vast stretch of They are one of the oldest breeds known hair inside and out. Eyes should be dark,
Tundra which extends along the shores to mankind and must not be confused set well apart and deep, with alert and
of the Arctic Ocean from the White Sea with the Esquimeaux, or Huskie, dogs that intelligent expression. His lips should be
to the Yenesei River. These people keep have a certain amount of wolf blood and black. Nose and eye rims should be either
herds of reindeer, and these dogs are used are not reliable. They should not be con- black or brown or flesh colored, black
in rounding up and driving the animals. fused with the Spitz, a dog of smaller preferred. He should have strong jaws
The rigorous climate of his native land size, originally bred in Germany, and not and level teeth. His body should be well
makes the Samoyede a dog of activity, a working dog. covered with a thick, close, soft and short
strength and toughness, and he is conse- Samoyedes were introduced into Eng- undercoat with harsh hair growing through
quently basically healthy and breeds pure. land in the late eighties by a member of it, forming the outer coat, which should
stand straight away from the body and
be quite free from curl. His soft inner
coat is shed in the springtime, enabling
the dog to go through the warm summer
months in comfort. The back should be
medium in length, broad and very muscu-
lar; the chest, broad and deep; ribs well
sprung; the hind quarters, very muscular;
and stifles, well let down. Cow hocks or
straight stifles are very objectionable.
Legs should be straight and muscular, of
good length and good bone. Short legs
are objectionable. Feet must be long,
flattish and slightly spread out; soles,
well padded with hair; the tail long and
profuse, carried over the back or side
when alert, sometimes dropped down when
at rest. Tight curl or double hook is a
fault. The disposition should be alert,
intelligent, and markedly affectionate.
The Samoyede is particularly a child's
pet and takes to hauling a sled naturally
with little training. In the puppy stage
the Samoyede closely resembles a white
Teddy bear and is a fascinating little
creature with soft, fluffy coat. At the age
pf from one year to eighteen months, his
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coat loses much of its silkiness and at- times a very striking and handsome dog, the very choicest native strains, as can
tains an icy sheen or glitter and repels and is still somewhat of a rarity. be seen from their photographs, and are
rather than attracts dirt. He is at all Maynesboro Samoyedes are bred from shipped in sound and healthy condition.
MADELEINE RIVER FROM THE POINT
MADELEINE RIVER cleaned. When dry they are barrelled and into a gale with the result that the raft
Except for work everything is quiet. shipped to Italy, where they seem to be that has been used for probing has
Greig and Burgess have left for other in great demand as a delicacy. The smell dragged her anchor, and looks like coming
climes. We had a recent visit from Mr. at this time of the year is chaste, and we ashore in the breakers. If she does, she
W. R. Brown with Mr. Perrin and some will all be glad when the run is over. will break up.
walk. Good they all are in training. The During the past month everybody has
fishing scientists have left for Berlin, and been busy. The St. Anne Paper Co. has Pete Hall had the honor of catching
there are still a few salmon left.. The finished and shipped their last cargo of the first salmon in the Company's waters.
photographs will explain better than we pulp, closed their office, and departed. We
can the beauty of the district and give miss them as it has reduced the English- B. J. Keenan and Dave Lawrence visit-
some idea of the mountainous heights, and speaking population by two, but it now ed us from La Tuque. Barney had the
as some of the panoramas are taken from gives us a chance to get on with our own shock of his life, when he caught a large-
off the railway track it is easily seen to work, as they have been more or less in sized eel. Dave spent quite a lot of time
what heights it has to climb. Flies are the way. Daw and his gang are busy "tickling" for trout under the boom. You
plentiful in the bush, but very few are drilling holes in the bottom of the ocean, could hear the "tee hees" of the little
found on the sea shore. Cod fishing is in but so far have not discovered anything trout all over the Valley.
full swing now, and for miles along the worth diving for. At the time of writing
shore there are racks on which the cod it looks as though a disaster is imminent, The Government road from Matane to
are dried after being split open and as a strong wind has got up and developed Gaspe is approaching completion and
LITTLE RAPIDS FROM THE RAILWAY
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Five
UPPER POWER HOUSE AT MADELEINE RIVER FROM RAILWAY TERMINUS
quite a lot of cars have been through Douglas McMurtrie were visitors here The road into La Tuque is now in very
from Quebec already. during this last month. good condition, and the following trips
are reported: H. Clifford and family to
L. "Ross of the engineering department St. Johns, Que.; W. Arnott and family
LA TUQUE to East Angus and other places in the
Whilst indulging recently in day dreams and R. Smith of the tube plant were
home over the 4th. They motored back Townships; B. Bjornlund to Ogdensburg,
of his childhood on the farm (many moons New York; S. Robertson, M. Purcell, G.
ago) Ed Moore absent-mindedly tied up to La Tuque and reported a good trip,
having made from Gorham to La Tuque Matte, H. Braithwaite, W. Creighton and
the Storehouse Office Burroughs to the M. Creighton to Ottawa and Montreal
steam coils with a piece of cord—evident- hours.
over the 1st.
ly under the impression that it was old
"Bossy." Result: When Kenneth needed We were surprised to hear of the mar- B. J. Keenan and D. A. Lawrence are
the machine, the stand advanced, leaving riage of Alex Walker to Miss Muriel enjoying a business trip down to Made-
the Burroughs suspended in the air for Sloan. Through the pages of the Bulle- leine River on the south shore of the St.
a short length of time, when old man tin, we wish them much happiness in Lawrence.
Gravity got to work and caused its down- their new life.
fall, leaving it in a much battered con- M. V. Ross and P. J. Martinson have
dition. Mrs. Stark Wilson and daughter are been transferred to the efficiency depart-
The Burroughs repair man expressed here visiting Mr. Wilson of the engineer- ment.
his opinion forcibly to Ed. He told him ing department.
to use a sledge hammer next time and
Don Dresser has been transferred tem-
make a thorough job of it. porarily from Berlin to the electrical de-
A very successful celebration was held
here on July 1st and 2nd. On Friday partment.
It is with regret that we record the there was a field day followed by a base-
death of E. J. Butler, who passed away on ball game between Shawinigan and an On the week-end of the 17th the Zouaves
July 5th, after an illness of several years. all-star team, La Tuque coming out on of La Tuque were hosts of the Zouve
He is survived by a wife and three child- the right end of an 8-6 score. On Satur- Convention. The town was decorated for
ren. day a dance was held in the Community the occasion with arches and colored
Club with everyone present reporting a lights, flags and streamers. A banquet
Messrs. Geo. P. Abbott, Paul Brown and good time. was held in the Community Club on Sun-
VILLAGE OF MADELEINE RIVER FROM RAILWAY
Page Six' THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927
will reside on Roy Street. Good luck, des fanfares tambours et clairons. C'etait
Matt. le detachement des Zouaves du district de
Montreal qui faisait son entree dans La
The Elks gave a social evening on Aug. Tuque. La ville etait decoree pour la
10th, in the Community Club. The at- circonstance comme on peut le voir par
tendance was not as large as usual, but la photographic ci-jointe. Le campement
those present certainly enjoyed them- etait pret a recevoir ses holes et bientot
selves and the music supplied by the tout fut vie dans notre localite. A 1'arrivee
Melody Orchestra. des Zouaves du district de Quebec, a
quatre heures A. M., 1'on peut dire que
les trois cinquiemes de notre population
ABOVE THE BRIDGE AT MADELEINE RIVER We notice Georgie Matt is all smiles
assista a lur defile de la gare au Camp.
these days. What is the reason, George?
day evening. On Monday afternoon they Accueillis avec enthousiasme, les Zouaves
gave a drill exhibition. At 5.30 p. m., se sentirent bientot chez eux. La gaiete
they boarded their special to return to George Braithwaite is at present tour- regna jusqu'a neuf heures et demi, heure
their respective homes. ing God's Country in his Chevrolet sedan. a laquelle sonna le rasseniblement pour
We will not tell who is accompanying la messe en plein air, spectacle magnifique
him. You guess. auquel il nous a ete donne tres rarement
H. Murch and family motored to De-
troit with their son, Stanley, who was here d'assister. Pendant la Messe, Monsieur
for a few days. Norman Barraclough spent a week-end le Cure Corbeil, en quelques bonnes
in Grandmere recently visiting friends. paroles tirees de son coeur, souhaita, en
Never mind, Norman, we know who she is. son nom et au nom de toute la popula-
Our superintendent motored to New tion de notre ville, la bienvenue a tous
York recently to visit his family. les Zouaves, a leurs officiers, et a leurs
LA TUQUE, QUEBEC
On July 26th, 90% of the population Desormais le Moulin de la Brown Cor- Dans 1'apres-midi du meme jour, il y
of La Tuque journeyed to Grande Anse poration a La Tuque aura sa part de cut parade du regiment dans les rues de
to witness the famous Stillman wedding. Bulletin en francais; telle est la nouvelle la ville, presentation des armes aux au-
It is indeed a great pleasure to report no que Ton nous donnait le mois dernier, a torities religieuses et civiles; Monsieur le
casualties, although our old friend, condition que Ton trouve des collabora- Maire F. X. Lamontagne elu depuis moins
Buckoo, nearly bid us adieu. teurs pour ce travail. Comme la chose de quinze jours profita de la circonstance
n'est pas encore connue et qu'il nous faut pour offrir les clefs de la Ville au regi-
cependant quelque chose pour remplir ment des Zouaves privilege tout special
The death of Mr. C. G. Cox, our head 1'espace mis a notre disposition, nous en
storekeeper, occurred on July 27th, as a qui fut accepte.
profiterons pour raconter en quelques
result of a severe heart attack. We wish Le soir a sept heures, il y eut banquet
lignes la Convention generale annuelle
to extend our sympathy to Mrs. Cox and offert par les Citoyens de La Tuque aux
des ZOUAVES PONTIFICAUX CAN-
family. Officiers du Regiment des Zouaves dans
ADIENS evenement dont notre ville a ete
la Salle du Community Club gracieuse-
remoin tout recemment.
ment mise a la disposition des Zouaves
By the time that this appears, Matt A deux heures, dans la nuit du 16 au par Monsieur Simmons Brown. A cette
Purcell will have joined the ranks of the 17 juillet dernier, les citoyens des rues
agape toute fraternelle et des mieux re-
Benedicts. Upon their return the couple St-Louis et St-Joseph s'eveillaient au son
ussie, Ton porta les santes de circonstance
dans de courtes allocutions des mieux
goutees. La Mechanic's Band de La
Tuque remplissait la partie musicale de la
soiree, role dans lequel elle nous fit passer
d'etonnements en etonnements, grace a la
parfaite execution des morceaux au pro-
Le lundi 18 juillet, dans l'avant-midi, il
y eut revue militaire du Regiment par le
Colonel F. X. Jules Dorion. Dans 1'apres-
midi il y eut demonstration de gymnas-
tique et de culture physique par les Corps
athletique de Quebec et Grand'Mere.
Les Zouaves etrangers arrives par trains
speciaux nous quitterent de la meme man-
iere, le lundi a cinq heures et demie, lais-
sant derre eux une bonne renommee t
emportant avec eux les regrets de toute
notre population, fascinee par leur devise:
"AIME DIEU ET VA DROIT TON
ARCHE DE FEUILLAGE DUE A L'HABILITE DE MONSIEUR ROCH COURTEAU, ZOUAVE "ANREC."
ET EMPLOYE DE LA BROWN CORPORATION A LA TUQUE
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Seven-
A LA TUQUE PHOTOGRAPHER'S SNAPS OF THE STILLMAN WEDPING
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and 5 p. m., any day except Saturday, Julia Oleson had a permanent wave
when Joe, like the rest of us, is invited which lasted six months,
to stay home.
Edna Erickson says she will not be
The writer is going to spend a couple working in the towel room long.
of weeks studying astronomy on the banks
of the Connecticut, which in a sort of Esther is still on the job, making a lot
commercial way is used to float empty of money,
syrup cans from Canada to Long Island
Sound. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they Margaret Coulombe has injured her
were only full. finger.
A 126-TON MACHINE AT POWELL RIVER
The matrimonial bug has bitten again. I hope you don't feel hurt, but that A diver is wanted as Florence Anctil
Our mill is fast getting a reputation of particular roll of paper weighed fifteen lost her vanity case in the river.
being a regular matrimonial bureau. The pounds more than it should have instead
latest heroes are Reginald Hughes and of two ounces and a half, like you say.
Denaige Paquet is out of work on ac-
Joe Vallis, both of the machine room. count of injuring her arm in the standard
The blushing bride of Mr. Hughes was TOWEL ROOM
If Zine keeps her latest hair cut, she'll machine.
Alice Dion, one of our towel room queens.
The bride of Mr. Vallis is a very esti- freeze her ears.
mable young lady, we hear. All their Bertha is keeping good track of the
friends wish them a happy and prosperous Rosilda Hamel likes to work near the short-count packages.
journey through life. door as she gets a lot of fresh air.
A radio or a victrola has nothing on
Vacationists are going and coming, those Yvonne Dion hates to work on the Bill Therrien and Bill Cote for talking.
going happy in the thought of getting junior machine. They are just like a couple of old women.
away, those coming back happy in telling
some of their experiences. Olive claims she would like to live on
a farm in Milan. Tony has gone training. He claims it
We did get an order for a case of is a good vacation.
dental bibs. Many thanks! and do try Eva Michaud hates to lose 10% on cut
and get us one for crepe tissue. towels. Learning English Was One Too Much
A Frenchman was relating his experi-
We had a pleasant call during the Alice Dion passed a good grade of ences of learning the English language.
month of two of our old reliable cutter chocolates. "When I discovered that if I was quick
girls, Mrs. William Cote and Mrs. Wen- I was fast," he said, "and that if I was
dall Murray, now of Powell River, B. C. tied I was fast, if I spent too freely I was
Ida Marois is promoted to the cutter fast, and that not to eat was to fast, I
Joe Mercier is in need of a private room. was discouraged. But when I came across
secretary to write down all the difficult the sentence, 'The first one won one one-
units of work he tries to do in a day. Eva Marois is out of luck on the bonus. dollar prize,' I gave up trying to learn
Apply in person any time between 8 a. m., Her machine plugs all the time. English."—Pulp and Paper Magazine.
THIS BOULDER, V/4 MILES FROM GRAND ANSE, IS RED GRANITE. THE NEAREST BED ROCK OF THIS KIND IS 40 OR 50 MILES AWAY.
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Nine
Clarence Eaton is taking his annual sized. If it had not been for the timely some event or other over to his house.
vacation this year at Wilton, Maine. actions of our co-worker, both men
would have been lost. As it was one man H. L. Bradbury, department of sales
W. T. Callahan, financial department, was drowned even though much was done statistics, has returned from his vacation,
was one of the principals in an automobile to rescue him. We would like to see you which was spent very pleasantly motoring.
accident recently. His many friends were get a medal, "Bob."
glad to learn that nobody was injured. We were glad to see Geo. Brathwaite
His daughter and her friend were with We were glad to see Mr. Flint, Mr. and John Martin from the La Tuque
him. Brinig, and Dr. Rice. office.
Mrs. L. G. Gurnett has returned from a Recently Ralph Dyer decided he was Hudson Taylor has returned from his
long trip in Europe. in need of a hair cut. There was a vacation.
stranger on duty and instead of a hair
The ball players of the Portland office cut he very nearly got a shave. For some W. A. Forrest is training another mus-
seem inclined to let the Portland New days he was worried for fear the roots tache, which gives every sign of being a
England League Club play for them this had been taken too. success.
year. The cup is still in its cabinet.
Carroll "Erphala" Dudley of the pulp Geo. A. Beesley is on his vacation which
Mr. Ek has returned from a trip to sales division is spending his vacation at he is to spend in the wilds of New Sweden.
Alaska. his home in Bangor. George says that between the blueberry
picking and the beautiful country girls
Miss Butler of the purchasing depart- Ralph E. Dyer spent a very pleasant he will not have a dull moment.
ment, Quebec office, made us a visit lately, two weeks' vacation at his camp on Little
accompanied by Mrs. Smith. Sebago Lake and at Bridgton. H. C. Van Dyne is contemplating a
motor trip to Canada during his vacation.
Looking very fit and as brown as an Clem Phinney startled the natives
Indian, Glenn N. Merry returned August around the Cash Corner village store by Phil Grover has returned from his va-
15th, after spending two weeks' vacation appearing out in a brand new necktie cation and reported that the fishing was
at Panther Pond, Raymond, Maine. right out of the fresh stock of Joe not so good as years past.
Schwartz's emporium, Congress St., East.
John A. Fogarty, manager chemical It's lucky you're married, Clement, or the The month of August finds the follow-
sales division, has just returned from a single queens would be after you. ing enjoying their annual vacations:—
four weeks' business trip through the Hanson, Harris, Montgomery, Orne, Rich-
South, where he has been promoting the The birthday of Isabel of the mailing ardson, Skillin and Waterhouse.
sale of calcium arsenate. department was celebrated royally by the
"M. D.'s" At five sharp the door was Harr y Todd is the reporter for this
Ralph MacGregor Prescott and Robert closed with a bang and there was a sud- month, and Clarence Eaton will receive
J. Spear, Jr., have just returned to the den dash for the cars which were waiting items for next month's issue.
office after a successful flight from Port- outside the door.
land, Me., to Quebec City and return, in Clayton Wentworth, who was substitut-
the now famous "Spirit of Biddeford." The girls are all sorry to hear that inS during vacations on the invoicing, has
Velia is confined by illness to her home left to resume his duties on the stage.
Clinton H. Bishop, fibre conduit depart- in North Berwick.
ment, left August 13, on a gypsy tour Carroll Mountfort underwent a slight
through Maine, New Hampshire, and John Vanier is on his two weeks' vaca- operation on August 1.
Canada with his wife and children. tion.
Richard Grover and Wilbur W. Win-
AIvan R Googins of the credit depart- slow have left the employ of the com-
We are triad to see Robert Soear the pany. Grover has gone with Cook, Ever-
of s L o Lake Id Thorvald »'ent has been b^ refinishing a house
tanned and ready for work.
«**. he *«*«* >ast °r* He is
P lannin S to be married on September 3.
ett & Pennell Co., and Winslow with
W. C. Lord of the Florida operations
We want to go on record the above- James Powdl held out S0 cents on hls made a call at the office last week.
mentioned affair of Mr. Spear. On his w f e the other Pay-dav-
return from Canada, he went to Sebago The fire that occurred on Holyoke
Lake where he spends the summer and Tommy Dame, known as Big Heart, wharf recently might have been serious
a part tragedy took place. A couple of treated the boys to a two-pound box of to the company's office but for the good
men were out in a boat and same cap- chocolates the other day to celebrate work of the P. F. D.
Page Ten THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927
The August number of "The Magazine requirements. A potent influence immedi- annual reports to its stockholders. This is a new
of Business," which was established in ately following the war was the fact that idea, I believe. And these reports will be more
effective than reports published in newspapers be-
1900 as "System" and is edited by A. W. expenditures for improvement were cur- cause they will be kept for reading while a news-
Shaw, made a special illustrated feature tailed during the war. There was a paper page will be neglected.
of an article written by Comptroller W. nation-wide effort in 1921 and 1922 to rush Modern criticism of government is due to its
B. Brockway of the Brown Company and public works with the two-fold purpose of failure to change as the people have changed.
Business, being alert, has made itself over in 10
entitled "Is There a Bright Side to Our catching up on postponed work and of years; government must do the same. The old
$5,000,000,000 Local Tax Bill?" The core reducing the unemployment. idea and the old experience that the people will
of this article is undoubtedly the material Mr. Brockway feels that it is pretty not be interested in the functions and cost of
that Mr. Brockway gathered for his talk government have in my judgment passed away.
nearly time to stop spending borrowed They are becoming interested. The clerk, the
before the Conference of Governors of money. The edge is now off the pressing barber, the truckman, are making a place for these
last year. need, and it is time to start to pay as you subjects in their lives. They should be told and
The article must be read as a whole in go. In conclusion, he states: taught until they get a working understanding.
No one should expect the 1913 cost of government And when they learn that a highway and a
order properly to appreciate it. Some of hydrant, a street light and a postoffice, are re-
to return. The times have changed, the people and
the striking facts in it are the following. their wants have changed. The people rule, and flected in the grocery bill, petitions for bond issues
About 15% of the total income of the they will have eventually pretty much what they will not be so numerous or so popular as they are
country is now spent upon taxation. One think they want. And right there lies the answer today.
in eleven of the population is an employee to this question of rising local taxes—and the
or the dependent of an employee of the There must be awakened in the minds of the A CENTRAL'S EVENING PRAYER
government, either federal, state, county, people an economic consciousness about government O Lord, for all I done today
municipality, or precinct. Of this total tax equal to their political consciousness. Every voter To cause annoyance and delay,
bill in 1925 34.0% was absorbed by the has some idea of his political contact with govern- To make a person rant and rave,
ment, but from personal experience, I can say
Federal government. 13.4% was paid to that few have much of an idea of their economic For all wrong numbers I have gave
the states, and 52.6%, more than half, contact with government outside of their direct And gave and gave when I'd be cryin'
was local taxation. taxes. For five three seven, thrrree seven ni-yun,
The cumbersome financial and other reports of For all the needless irritation
Among the influences that have tended cities and states must be taken out of the wholly
to increased taxation since 1914 are the defensive frame of construction, and made short, When I cut off a conversation.
increase in population, the changed value interesting and understandable to the people. All The cusses—calls for information
of the dollar occasioned by the war, the of the important reports should be summarized Because of me—the slaps and slams,
into an eight-page pamphlet within three months The smashed receivers—darns and damns
cost of soldiers' bonus and relief, and the of the end of the year, each year, and a copy
growth of the automobile industry, which should be mailed to each registered voter in each I've caused this day—O Lord, for these
has completely revolutionized our highway voting precinct, exactly as a corporation mails its And all my sins, excuse it, please.
BROW1N COMPANY SALES OFFICES
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BOSTON while purveyor of Nibroc towels to the We hear from Frank Smith regularly
Leslie Leavitt, our order clerk, for the Boston trade, called on us last week. and he seems thoroughly accustomed to
past three years, has resigned and re- Ralph made the first sale of Nibroc towels his new surroundings.
turned to his home in Saco, Maine. We of any of the woods crew. They were
were sorry to have him leave us. Natalie noticed all over Boston Harbor. PITTSBURG
Hall of Brookline is taking the position Mr. Brinig left the middle of August
left open by Leavitt's resignation. We enjoyed a pleasant day with D. P. for the east where he plans to visit the
Brown and Col. Richter. main office and the mill, and to spend his
Eugene Hanson is enjoying his annual vacation at Lake Winnepesaukee.
vacation this season at Pequawket Lake, NEW YORK
located somewhere in Maine. We hope We have welcomed Messrs. Burke and Messrs. Skirm and Root are busy laying
he gets a good rest. Carl Werner is Taylor from Portland, and McMurtrie the groundwork for a big drive on fibre
taking over his duties during his vacation. and Van Arsdel from Berlin, during the pipe when the opportunity is favorable.
The Portland office reporter appears to J. M. Kimball and J. F. Watlet both
have Carl Werner's intentions pretty well Harold Molcy and Joe May have de- took their vacations in July. Kimball
built up, but maybe the lady involved has serted us for their annual two weeks com- went to Minnesota and Canada, and had
something to say about it. munion with nature. the pleasure of visiting both our Chicago
and Minneapolis offices. Watlet got hi.>
Eugene Dupont says, "If there were any Now that the summer is nearly over, health back in the hills of Pennsylvania.
"bos weasels" in the Boston office, they we are getting ready for the World's
would soon get stepped on because every- Series, which seems to be an annual event "Dis Anglish"
body keeps hopping around here." in New York City. We may lose some "Vot diable lankvich iss diss Anglish!"
of the big prize fights but "Old King cried the frantic Frenchman. "Dose goods
We were glad that Ralph Sawyer, erst- Baseball" never deserts us. you send in a sheep iss a cargo, and dose
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Eleven
you send in a car is a shipment. Vy, vy, made his initial visit here a few weeks
vy do you not spik ze sense and call him ago.
shipgo and carment?"
According to repo.ts received from Mr.
MINNEAPOLIS Berglund, he is having a pleasant vacation
We recently had a few days' visit from at Barberton, Ohio.
J. A. Taylor of the core department at
Portland, Maine. Come again, Jim, and
Anyone desiring to locate our towel
bring your golf sticks.
man, Mr. Johnson, will surely find him
on the Country Club Golf Course for his
H. E. Gumbart of our Chicago office two weeks' vacation. COVERED BRIDGE AT MADELEINE RIVER
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Fred Begin is on his annual two weeks' are off at the chemical mill to J. Stewart, venture at Portland. May they move
vacation, visiting his birthplace and other the sand-pit king. and move more frequently, Joe.
points of interest in Eastern Canada.
Reuben McCutcheon is back to work after The race between the "Buster" and the Denis Driscoll knocked his headlights
a month's vacation spent in St. Johns, "Babe" affected Hairless Fred Maloney and bumper off his "Rolls Delight," but
N. B. Hugh Meehan has just returned to such a degree that he went to Montreal for a wonder says he himself was to
from an inspection of his farm at Cano- to stage a solo celebration when the blame.
joharie, N. Y., and reports a heavy crop "Babe" tied the "Buster" at 38.
of wheat. The unexpected has happened. Conversation heard while loading car of
Al Pouloit, the assistant cell-repair fore- Rene Gagnon spent his vacation in chlorine:
man, has gone on an extensive trip New York and reports a wonderful time, Laffin—"Where is Mt. Tom, Mass.?"
throughout Canada. Wm. Hove is back but failed to find an orchestra as good Lapointe (extending his right hand)—
after an extended vacation, haying on his as the old Reid-Thompson Orchestra of "Right over here."
Alfred Watt spent the last week of his
Henry Vazina is out with "water on the Hed Parker and Capt. Jim Barnes vacation at Old Orchard with his family,
knee." visited St. Johnsbury Fair and looked over the first week being spent in New York.
the fatted calves and young chickens.
Squeaky Santy, Henry Pelky, Willie Ralph Clough has kept Jack Reid quite
Rivard and Matt Ryan, our sturdy boys Amedee Morin spent his two weeks' va- busy these days trying to keep track of
in khaki, have returned from two weeks cation sawing cord wood and putting up him between Berlin, Portland, East Ro-
in camp at Rock and Rye Beach. hornpout for the coming winter. chester and New York. Would suggest,
Jack, that you communicate with the
Eldon Story has returned to work after Ernest Turgeron of the liquefaction traffic department and put a tracer on him.
being out two weeks nursing his injured plant has been motoring in Canada, visit-
thumb. ing Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa during George Lafleur a:ul Chas. Anderson of
the past two weeks. the laboratory and office respectively, have
Joe Vallis, Sr., had the misfortune to returned from a week's vacation spent at
lose his brand new store teeth in a brine Lafleur's cottage at Cedar Pond.
tank. Joe Richards of the carbon bisulphide
plant has the good wishes in his new Wm. Keough has left for a period of
Great improvements have been noted three weeks, visiting his former home at
in the boiler house. George "Going-to" Blackville, N. B.
Gale installed a new light under the
boilers at last. No wonder he can drive Ulric Gilbert has returned to work after
from Berlin to New Jersey on one quart a month's absence caused by an accident.
of oil and three gallons of gas, for he
surely is the economical kid, but then he Pete Cantin is bci.-.g missed at the
is from the highlands of Scotland. chlorine plant while en route to New York
with his family.
Joe Bussiere is motoring in Canada on Joe Paradis is picking blueberries again,
his two weeks' vacation. and is canning them in his wood shed.
Pittsburg may have its steel king and Jack Reid visited Rockland, Bath, Port-
New York its financial king, but all hats WARD 3 WAS ON THE MAP land, Boston and points north and en
Page Twelve THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927
joyed his sea trip immensely. Constructive criticism: Oscar David- be he is getting old or maybe he is sick.
son would sell more papers, if he could
Jos. Gobeil, the over-sized ash puller, only make change a little snappier. Fred Roberge spent a week at Akers
has given up the idea of getting married, Pond and caught all the hornedpout
and is now traveling between Forbush Our idea of nothing at all: George therein. So others intending to fish the
Park and Western Avenue. Gale and R. Bouchard telling each other pond hereafter will be out of luck ac-
how much money they are losing selling cording to his story.
Horseshoe pitching has become a very butter and eggs.
popular noon hour sport. Several elimina- Eugene Dupont visited the office recent-
tions have been held, and the survivors Mike Griffin has returned from Mon- ly and looked very prosperous.
are Leonard Ells, Victor Mortenson, Fred treal and Quebec, and is the only man
Silts and Jos. Filion, who challenge so far as we can ascertain that did not
any other four-man team throughout the sample the wet goods. "Shorty" Lemlin was in Hartford, Conn.,
Brown Company plants. recently, and while there indulged in a
little deep-sea fishing. He claims he
Lawrence Dyer has reconstructed his caught lobsters weighing eight pounds,
Victor Dutil is selling Oaklands, Pon- Packard and is now ready for his annual
tiacs, wheelbarrows, hayracks, and other clams as big as his cap, weight 2l/2
run to Bangor and return. pounds. Too bad he did not get another
cars in his spare time.
another jab, as he surely would have
E. Chauvette is running a taxi between John Bicotte visited Montreal, Three caught a whale.
Forbush Park and Akers Pond. Anyone Rivers and Quebec. After sampling the
desiring transportation in this easy-riding water there he decided there was just as The boys raised a little money recently
Super Ford 8, please call 264 automatic. good in Berlin, so he cut his visit short for a very worthy cause. When all sub-
by four days. scriptions are in, it is the intention of the
Lost, strayed or stolen: A one-cylinder committee to buy an expensive .alarm
bicycle from the caustic plant. If found, What's the matter with "Duke" Manton clock and present it to Doc Merrigan,
please notify Geo. Frost and receive suit- lately? The last three months he has so he may get to work before one when
able reward. been very quiet and industrious. It must on the 12-to-8 shift.
THE TRAGEDY IN QUEENS ness; many business men go out of their When this company made arrangements
The throb of pity caused by the story way to provide insurance for employees; a with the Metropolitan Life Insurance
of the young widow in Queens who killed main object of many fraternal bodies is Company for the protection of its em-
herself and five children is instantly suc- ployees under a plan of Group Insurance,
ceeded by the question: Could not some- it had as its aim the protection of em-
thing have been done to prevent this? ployees' dependents- in case the bread
We hunt in vain for evidence that or- winner was taken away. Your group in-
ganized society was at fault. We learn surance certificate is your family's defense
that a State Senator had applied with all against the uncertainties of life. See that
promptness for a widow's pension for the the person whom you wish to get your
family, and that its grant was probably insurance in case anything happens to
but a few days off; that friends had you is named your beneficiary.
offered shelter and funds; that a Masonic In addition, you owe it to yourself and
lodge had volunteered to care for the your family to take out as much other
children. The community skirts seem insurance as you can conveniently carry.
clear. Then we come back to The Savings are good, but you may die before
World's account to the sentences telling you accumulate enough to put your family
how the father had been well employed; on its feet—whereas your insurance is
how he had bought luxuries—a radio set, a positive, stated sum from the day it
an eight-cylinder car; and how he had goes into effect.
been hurt in an automobile accident.
"Freeman, a stock salesman for a Emmanuel Jacksou, mule tender, ap-
Wall Street firm, lived long enough peared one morning on crutches.
to spend $2,000 in hire of specialists "How come?" asked a friend. "Ah
and nurses. There was no insurance." thought yo' was one o' de best mule skin-
Five small children—and there was no ners in de business."
insurance. It is commonplace enough, no "So Ah is," affirmed Emmanuel proudly,
doubt. Yet in this instance what a differ- under our
ence in six lives a few thousand dollars
of insurance would have wrought! Year
in and year out civic leaders, social work-
GROUP INSURANCE PLAN "but we got a new mule dat didn't know
ers and others talk about insurance insurance. Many cannot save, but practi- Some men arc born to trouble; some
against disaster as almost an obligation. cally all can insure.—Editorial in The have it thrust upon them; others look for
The State supervises the insurance busi- World, N. Y., June 30, 1927. it by violating the safety rules.
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Thirteen
ROFESSOR GEORGE N. CROSS of To tell more of the story would be to in some parts of the United States, es-
P Randolph has performed a distinct
service to every visitor at the Dolly
infringe Professor Cross' copyright and
to deny our readers the pleasure of read-
pecially in rural New England."
G. L. C.
Copp Camping Ground of the White ing his absorbing narrative of Dolly Copp,
Mountain National Forest. His little of whom he writes in one place, "Between EASY PAYMENT
pamphlet of 31 pages upon "Dolly Copp the lips of her small, firm mouth, is held "What were all dat noise gwine on ovah
and the Pioneers of the Glen" maintains a short-stemmed clay pipe, the comfort to yo house las' night?"
the same high quality as his more exten- and solace of many toilsome hours." "Dat was nothin'; jest de genman from
sive "Randolph Old and New," which was In one minor particular, we will pre- de furniture store tryin' to collect his
written for the Randolph centenary of sume to cavil at Professor Cross. Con- easy payment."
three years ago. The new essay should cerning the charges for stopping at the Are we carrying this "easy payment"
also be read by all lovers of the mount- Copp farm, he states: "The price of en- idea too far? Only a few years ago if
ains. tertainment was not exorbitant—a shill- a man lived from day to day he was
Woodrow Wilson has somewhere re- ing all around, that is twenty-five cents somewhat looked upon as a Ford car—
marked that the history of a nation is but for a meal, the same for a bed for each shiftless. He consumed today what he
that of the small communities written person, and a quarter for the feed and earned today.
large. Judged from this point of view, care of a horse." In reality Dolly Copp Just think how different we look upon
the Glen with its four or five families, is being done an injustice. Our New things today. We do not even criticize
those of Daniel Pinkham, Thomas Cul- England shilling was 162-3 cents—not a man if he consumes today what he will
hane, John Bellows, Frederick Spaulding, the present Victorian shilling which ap- be paying for six months from today.
and Hayes Dodifer Copp and Dolly Copp, proaches 25 cents in value. "One dollar down and fifty weeks to
takes on a new interest. An intelligent Perhaps, it is just as well that Pro- pay the balance," sounds easy. This plan
understanding of their struggle amid the fessor Cross made this mistake, for the has helped folks to enjoy many of the
rocks and forests in Glen Peabody adds automobilious tourist of today would have comforts of life they ordinarily could not
to our appreciation of what we have today. little patience with the long-winded ex- enjoy. They can buy, on easy payments,
Hayes D. Copp came to the Glen from planation that is necessary to tell the fur coats, radios, automobiles, washing
Stowe, Me., by way of Fryeburg and truth. Some months ago, in running machines, phonographs, and many other
Jackson, about 1827. In 1831, he married through an old account book of the period luxuries. The installment plan certainly
Dolly Emery of Bartlett. Early in the of 1800, we were startled to find shillings has done some good.
thirties the legislature of New Hampshire converted on the basis of six for a dollar. But the question is has the easy pay-
contracted with Daniel Pinkham, whose We were puzzled, and spent some little ment plan been overworked? Once an
people originally came from Madbury, N. leisure upon the question raised. We addict to this plan, it is hard for the
H., to build a graded wagon road along thought to find a solution by tracing the average man to stop. In some homes the
the old blazed trail to connect Jackson ratios of the value of silver to gold dur- pay envelope each week is spent the
and Randolph. In return he received a ing the last century and a quarter. We minute it is opened. There are sometimes
grant of land on both sides of the road, searched the history of changes in mint- twenty "easy payments" waiting for the
which gave the name to Pinkham Notch. ing at the time of the Napoleonic wars. hard-earned coppers to drop from the en-
For 40 years the Pinkham Notch Road We found much of interest, but the tangle velope. These completely eat up the
was the one highway between Jackson grew. Finally we did what we should have money and are all for extra comforts.
and Randolph and the north country, and done in the first place, for the older The necessities, such as rent, food, and
the Copp home was the one large dwell- generation knows a lot of the solutions clothes, are forgotten for the moment.
ing between those places. of modern research problems. We turned Then see what happens. The landlord is
The road from Gorham to the Glen to our mother and asked the value of put off as long as possible. Grocery bills
came later. Gorham was not incorporated the New Hampshire shilling of the seven- are run up on the poor grocer. Clothes
until 1836, twelve years after Randolph. ties. The answer was instantanteous, are bought and charged. Soon the door-
Although a trail must have grown up be- 162-3 cents. bell is worn out by collectors. The land-
fore that time, we do not find any in- lord files attachments on some of the
As a matter of fact, the proprietors of
terest in the present Glen Road until 1843, "comforts" and they are taken in pay-
many, if not all, of the English colonies
when the town of Gorham "Voted to lay ment. Husband and wife become nervous
in America possessed the right of coinage
out a road up the valley of the Peabody and irritable under the constant barrage
from the beginning. This resulted in a
River and raise one hundred dollars to of creditors. They accuse each other of
number of Colonial shillings with various poor management, trouble starts, and the
be laid out on said road, provided the St. values. The Century Dictionary states:
Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Company first thing you know the divorce court
"At the time when the decimal system
will make a passable wheel road up to chalks up another victim.
was adopted by the United States, the
the south line of Gorham, beginning at We admit that easy payments have
shilling or twentieth part of a pound in
the main road somewhere between A. J. helped to raise the standard of living, and
the currency of New England and Vir-
Lary's in said Gorham, and Shelburne have helped people to enjoy life. The
ginia was equal to one-sixth of a dollar;
Line." When the railroad came to Gor- sad part of it is that too often the family
in that of New York and North Carolina
ham in the early fifties on one side and slips into taking on too many "easy pay-
to one-eighth of a dollar; in that of New
was at Conway on the other, daily stage ments" at one time, and these are not so
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and
coaches were put on running through the easy to meet.—Exchange.
Maryland to two-fifteenths of a dollar;
Glen to connect these two points. The
carriage road up Mt. Washington was and that of South Carolina and Georgia Driving a car at night without head-
organized and built between 1853 and to three-fourteenths of a dollar. Reckon- lights is bad enough; it's worse when the
1861. ing by the shilling is still not uncommon driver is all lit up.
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SULPHITE MILL GAS
Lockes Mills has been found by many Omer Laing spent his vacation in Mon- games, his vacation must have been a
Berlinites to be an ideal place for a vaca- treal, Three Rivers, and Grand Mere. He success.
tion. It is not far from home. Many says the weather was good and the fishing
fresh vegetables can be procured when in was good. Why grouch and grumble at the heat.
season. The scenery is wonderful. Good It is only summer weather. Get out in
water is available both for drinking and Laferriere—Elizabeth, did you notice it. Play or work. Sweat and feel the
swimming. The beach on the south pond that Louise got fat on her vacation? refrigeration of the south wind against
will accommodate all campers and many Elizabeth (looking at Louise)—Where? your ribs. Last but not least, thank God
more. For boating you may start at the Laferriere (walking away)—Bangor. for it.
end of South Pond and through small
canals you can enter Round Pond and Jim, we understand that you are plan- Helen Buckley was vacationing in Mon-
then proceed to North Pond or down to ning to dress up for your trip at Pat treal and Boston the last two weeks of
the village where you can procure your Martin's auction sale. July. Montreal seemed to be the more
provisions. The mileage from starting interesting.
points around the three ponds and back Henry Legere, Fred Snyder's wired-hair
is about nine miles. For fishing, pickerel, boy, was visiting in Acadia. He says that Critics are finding fault with Gus Haw-
black bass, perches, sunfishes, and bull- the great sport there is fishing smoked kins' method of fishing. This is normal
heads can be procured. For dancing there herring. and natural. You never saw a fish land-
is Rayner's Pavilion, which gives an as- ed in your life and failed to make mental
sortment of dances for young and old. Charlie Jesky had the pleasure of tak- note of the fact that, if you had been
Near the Pavilion you can see a large ing Miss Moran of Bangor through our handling the rod, you would have per-
field where many an organization from plant. The boys claim this gave him formed the feat more dexterously and
Berlin and vicinity has had a pleasant quite a thrill. with more certainty that the fish would
outing. It is only three miles from Bryant not escape.
Pond and five miles from Bethel. Edward Chaloux and family spent two
The people of Lockes Mills are very weeks' vacation at Lockes Mills. Wilbur Sullivan motored through New
active but quiet and assume their daily York State recently visiting many points
tasks with a smile. They are very courte- Patsy is now sporting a Nash instead of of interest.
ous and accommodating. If you go by an Essex car.
train you will meet the station agent, Mr. After all those fliers have crossed all
King Bartlett, with a very appropriate Elizabeth Hinchey enjoyed her vacation the oceans and have done all the im-
first name, and a heart as big as his body. at Old Orchard Beach. possible things, Charlie McKenzie is going
Mr. Bartlett has been in Lockes Mills for to furnish us with some thrills in a dairy.
the last 25 years and is very pleasant at We wish to thank the boys of the
all times. digester house for the beautiful floor lamp Joe Steel is off on account of sickness.
that you gave us and assure you all that
we appreciate it. An idea is like an egg. You have to
It is said that permanent waves account Mr. and Mrs. Frank Teare. open it and get at what's inside the shell
for a considerable portion of the market to tell whether it is good or not.
for borax. It offers an opportunity for Howard Powers and family motored to
the budding columnist to write a squib several cities in New England during their Clem Petrie has returned to work after
entitled "From Mule to Mule!" vacation. As Howard saw a few ball a two weeks' vacation in the wilds of
MADELEINE RIVER VALLEY FROM RAILWAY AT LITTLE RAPIDS
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Fifteen
New Brunswick with the old Ford. Band started the concert assisted by John Aldei Dion 14.80
Michael Michaud 38.00
Laffin, vocalist. Cars from different parts B. Gilbert 78.50
Charlie McKelvey says the nearest of the Union filled with passengers were Odelon Gilbert 66.00
Frank Cote 48.00
thing yet to making both ends meet is very cheerful and blew their horns after Alfred Routhier .. 86.00
William Roach 14.50
the new bathing suit now on display at every number. The Band had to repeat Alex Villeneuve .. 44.00
Cedar Pond. some numbers. The crowd was estimated Tohn Cason 12.00
William Kelley .. 24.00
at about 700. Henry Vezina 52.80
Gedion Couture .. 53.10
Jack Marcoux has accepted a position We want to thank most sincerely all Maurice Savoie 26.65
in the sulphite mill laboratory. those who helped to make this outing the Ovila Bonsant 18.00
Harold Brown 22.92
success that it was. Andres Doiron 114.00
Heliadore Nolet 34.00
Renee Gagnon visited New York on his Sylvio Moreau 127.20
vacation. Two City Band Concerts had to be Edward Lamontagne 72.00
Matthew Griffin 24.99
canceled because of rainy weather. Adelard Rainville 13.60
Joseph Lemieux 215.80
Bernard Covieo is now sporting a new Louis Savard 34.40
Dodge closed car. Burgess Band had election of officers, M. Stewart 17.30
Edward McGee 14.00
Friday evening, July 29th, at the Y. M. C. Levite Martel 18.75
Joseph Lacroix 48.00
Leonard Ainsworth of the recording A. Meeting was called to order by Presi- M. Stewart 17.30
gauge is sporting a new sweat shirt. He dent J. MacKinnon. Walter Taylor 12.00
Arthur Lemieux 36.40
must be trying to make a hit with the The following officers were elected or Remi Parisee 28.00
Ernest Drouin 24.00
girls. re-elected: Joseph MacKinnon, presi- Octave Duschene 54.40
dent; John Lavoie, vice-president; Stan- Albert Plante 72.00
Jos. Blais 14.00
All newlyweds and others who plan to ley Blankenship, manager; George H.
Total . $1,987.91
buy a new stove this winter, please apply Fowler, treasurer; Paul G. Grenier, sec-
to Alma Powers, as we hear she has re- retary; and George E. Stevens, band- When there comes a rainy day,
cently become a saleslady for a "new- master and librarian. Then Bill picks up his slide;
fangled" stove, and she guarantees it will Then old Fido slips away,
And all us guys will hide.
heat up all the house. Knowing what a Then he'll take his easy seat,
"line" our Alma has, we know she ought Keeping time with both his feet,
to make good. And he never stops to eat;
When Bill plays the slide.
When Bill takes the trombone,
Mildred has a permanent, He gets full of wind inside;
This we know so well, We know he's better off alone,
But just why she got it— With tunes he's never tried.
She doesn't seem to tell. Then the dog pricks up an ear,
For his notes are so severe;
We know it's for date-nights, For the door he now will steer,
When Bill plays the slide.
When tresses the winds do rout, BURGESS BAND OUTING AT DOLLY COPP
But she will be comforted, You can't find a music sheet,
Her wave will not come out. The following Board of Directors was That Bill has not tried;
also elected: Joseph MacKinnon, John He will give the same old beat,
E. Lavoie, S. Blankenship, G. H. Fowler, With throttle opened wide.
BAND NOTES With his bellows full of air,
P. G. Grenier, George Stevens, and Her- Another ounce it will not bear;
Sunday, August 14th, will be remem- man Reichel. Everyone will stop to stare,
bered by the Burgess Band men and their The Burgess Band has been in operation When Bill plays the slide.
wives. The trucks and private cars left since January 26, 1917, and has played in It always seemed strange to me,
Berlin for Dolly Copp Camping Ground, approximately 200 engagements, including When over rests he'd glide;
Sunday at 10.30 with one of the merriest city band concerts, circuses, political Bill's music never changed a key,
crowds that has been seen in this vicinity. rallies, golf tournaments, funerals, out- Over everything he'd slide.
Of all the music ever wrote,
Ukelele Leon was very busy with John ings, B. F. Keith's entertainments, agri- Bill will never sharp a note;
Laffin, who was leader of the vocal cele- cultural fairs, lawn parties, winter carni- How he .does it gets my goat,
bration during the day. The weather was vals, dances, etc. When Bill plays the slide.
uncertain as heavy clouds rolled by but We wish to thank all former officers With music in his rack,
this did not seem to worry this merry and band members who were once active Bill will work the slide;
crowd as they performed their acrobatic in our behalf, but owing to other duties Till the cat would bow her back
acts and played horse shoe. were obliged to leave our organization. Then hunt a place to hide.
But he will practice every day,
At 12.30 Frank Seguin arrived in his We especially regret the passing of the Till no dog or cat will stay;
Ford with a pot of beans and rolls. John last three, who have left. It sounds like a donkey's bray,
Lavoie gave them the trumpet mess call. When Bill plays the slide.
Every one was hungry enough to eat the FRANK C. REDFERN.
BURGESS RELIEF ASSOCIATION
bark off the trees. So the baked beans, The indemnities for accidents and sick-
baked in the ground were opened, and REMEMBER .
ness for the month of July were as fol- Between now and next issue, we expect
with bread, rolls, butter, pickles, dough- lows :
nuts, ice cream, and coffee, this meal saved Thomas Murphy ... $ 60.00
you will send us in a couple of your snaps
the forest. Arthur Gagnon 96.00 taken during your vacation. We woul'i
Fannie Hickey 60.00
After dinner some sang, others visited Charles Allen 60.00 like a whole page or more, and one typical
Assunta Sabalone 48.00 of vacation for a front cover.
campers, and others smoked. At 2.30 the Isadore Thebarge 72.50
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RESEARCH DEPARTMENT We wish to express our appreciation letter in the Berlin Reporter of July 14.
Early in the month of August, we had and sincere thanks for the beautiful wed- He was among the guests at the Savoy
a good letter from James Hurley, who ding present given us by the members Hotel on June 1, when the Associated
sent us a copy of Hi-Lites, a chronicle of the research department. American Society of London, England,
of weekly social and business activities of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oleson. gave a farewell dinner to Colonel Lind-
which Hotel Peabody at Memphis is the bergh.
center. In it we find the following note: David Yandow of the bureau of tests
"Mr. John Fogarty of Portland, Me., broke his wrist while cranking a Ford. There has been no scarcity of carnivals
representing the Brown Company of New and circuses in the vicinity of Berlin this
York City had a meeting of his sales force Mr. H. J. Brown of Portland and year. One has had only to pursue a
at Hotel Peabody this past week. A very Messrs. Wharton and Gilman of Boston policy of "watchful waiting" and then go
interesting crowd of young men they were visitors this last month. to sleep some night with a circus in the
were too, and we hope it won't be long back yard. Cascade Park drew the Pine
before they will be with us again. These Hugh Burgess, Bowdoin 1927, of Dover- Tree Amusement Co. for two weeks late
men were: Mr. Maurice Thomas of At- Foxcroft, Maine, one of our new em- in June and early in July, and during the
lanta, Georgia, Mr. Eugene Kane of Dal- ployees, was burned quite painfully with week of August 8 had M. J. Lapps Great
las, Texas, Mr. Francis Smith of St. hot pitch on August 16, but came in cheer- Shows, which were eager to come to fill
Louis, Missouri, and Mr. James Hurley of fully the next day to get some books in the dates before the opening of the
Berlin, New Hampshire. Mr. Fogarty to study. agricultural fairs. The American Legion
seems more like a 'big brother' than boss sponsored Travers Amusement Chautau-
to these boys. No wonder they work so B. O. Hoos is working on next season's qua at Y. M. C. A., field during the week
hard for him when they are here!" program of the Philotechnical Society. of July 18. The three-ring circus of
Walter L. Mains was at Berlin Mills,
We are glad to welcome Dr. Philip J. H. Graff has been in great demand July 16, and Charles Sparks Circus came
Scherer of Brooklyn, N. Y., as a new as a linguist the past few days. He in- to the same field on August 9.
employee this month. Graduating from terpreted for a gentleman from Czecho-
Brown University in 1915, Dr. Scherer has slovakia, who had business in Berlin, and Readers of the Manchester Union have
had a broad training including service then hastily turned to the Englishing of had a grand succession of treats this past
with the gas defense during the World some Swedish that was needed. month in the special articles that have
War, teaching at Denison and Western featured the anniversary period. On July
Reserve Universities, and work for the A. C. Coffin has returned f/om business 28 came the celebration at Portsmouth of
doctorate upon metallo-organic com- at La Tuque. Judging by a glimpse of the 150th anniversary of the Continental
pounds under Dr. Krause at Brown. his expense account, we should say that Sloop of War, Ranger, launched from
the Company ought to have its travelling Badger's Island May 10, 1777, and sailed
M. O. Schur was called to Boston by done by a man with a smaller appetite. for France November 1, 1777, with John
the serious illness of his father, who Paul Jones as captain and carrying dis-
passed away on August 14th. We now have fly paper to keep the patches of Burgoyne's surrender. On
boys away from Gertrude's desk. Feb. 14, 1778, the Ranger received the
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Jones of Natrona, first salute to the Stars and Stripes from
Pa., visited friends in Berlin during the HERE AND THERE the French fleet. On April 24, 1778, she
latter part of July. Mr. Jones was form- Doc Hayden, well known to many Ber- capteured the British Sloop of War,
erly employed in our department. lin and Gorham people, had an interesting Drake.
GRAND ANSE VALLEY
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927 Page Seventeen
On August 15, Governor Spaulding of tended to me in my late sorrow, the death draw in the opener.
New Hampshire presented to the state of of my beloved mother, and for the beauti- The management announced that Felix
Vermont a marker placed on the "site of ful flowers. King, local middleweight sensation, will
Dimick Tavern where John Stark and his C. J. Andrews. meet Young Wills of Lewiston in the 10-
New Hampshire Volunteers camped be- round main bout. Wills already has a
fore the engagement of Walloomsac GEORGIE PAULIN SHAPES 12-round decision over King. King is out
Heights, where they led in the winning of UP LIKE COMING CHAMP for revenge.
a decisive victory of the American Revolu- Little Georgie Paulin, local flyweight
tion, the Battle of Bennington, August 16, king, shows the most promise of any FELIX KING MEETS YOUNG WILLS
1777." On the following day a second boxer developed here in years. IN B. A. A. TOP BOUT SEPT. 2nd.
marker was dedicated on the field itself, George now tips the scales under 105 Felix King, local ring pride, gets his big
"a memorial commemorating the record of Ibs., and has beaten all comers to date. chance to square accounts with Young
New Hampshire troops under the com- He has spotted some of his opponents Wills, rugged Lewiston middleweight, in
mand of John Stark in this important and the 10-round feature bout at the B. A. A.
decisive engagement, August 16, 1777." show scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2nd, at
On August 12, a tablet was dedicated City Hall. Wills beat King in their 12-
at Concord to Walter Kittredge, who in round bout at Rumford early in the sum-
his native town of Merrimac, near Reed's mer, so Felix is out for revenge. He in-
Ferry, in 1863 wrote "Tenting on the Old tends to be in top form and will try hard
Campground." to win by a K. O. Wills is a rough and
tough mixer. Having wins over King and
On August 5 occurred the death at the many other leaders, he feels very con-
age of 72 of Mrs. Harriet Bridgeman fident that he will again beat Felix.
Andrews, mother of C. J. Andrews of In the semi-final of six rounds, Georgie
Tube Mill No. 2. She had resided in Paulin meets Danny Noonan of Lewiston.
Berlin for over 50 years and had had a and it is sure to be a red-hot mix. Noon-
part in many things making for the im- an boxed K. O. Herman Prince to a draw
provement of the community. At one here recently and made a real hit with the
time she taught in the old red school- local fans.
house near Green Square. She brought Bow Wow Finsen of the Norwegian
the first piano to Berlin and taught music. Village hooks up with Irish Mickey Fin-
She was organist at the religious services nen of the Irish Acre in the top 4-round
held for a long time in the hall over the prelim. This go has the fans on edge.
store of the Berlin Mills Company, and Kid Rivard, East Side bearcat, meets
always had a class in the Sunday school. Young Pomerleau in the 4-round opener.
She was a charter member of the Con- This show shapes up as the best to date.
gregational church, and a member of the
Eastern Star and of the W. C. T. U. A CONFESSION
I like lots of attention.
Lt. Col. O. P. Cole of the main office Coax me and I will do most anything.
presided at the Annual Meeting of New You must not handle me with strong
Hampshire Department of the American as high as 115 Ibs., and knocked them arm methods or with kid gloves.
Legion, held at the Weirs, August 22-24. kicking. He has been boxing only two Treat me rough and I will have my
With this meeting he completed his term years, is at the top of his class, and is a pound of flesh.
as State Commander of the organization greatly feared little chap. Revenge is sweet to me and I will get
and like Calvin Coolidge did not choose He is but 18 years of age, is a clean it when you least expect me to.
to run again. living athlete and very popular, having My greatest delight is to get my victim
a host of followers who are willing to on a high scaffold, give him the slip and
TUBE MILL No. 2 back him against any ringster of his watch him fall to the ground.
I desire to express my most sincere and pounds in the country. Some men get me into a tight corner,
heartfelt thanks to my friends in the Georgie has hopes of putting Berlin on curse me, and when they try to pull me
Brown Company for the sympathy ex- the map in the near future by bringing to pieces I get slippery as an eel, fly off
a real ring title to the Paper City. my nut and kick them hard. Most times,
though, I let them bump themselves.
CLARK LOSES BOUT I am the black sheep of my family.
TO LAMBERT ON FOUL Surely you know me. I am Miss Mon-
Dick Lambert, local boxer, was awarded key Wrench.—The Look Box.
the decision over Clark by referee Wm.
Wardwell on a foul in the 4th round of Scott Lockyer and H. I. Baldwin are
';heir scheduled 10-round bout. In the back from Europe looking a little skinny
spmi-firal K. O. Herman Prince, local star, but smiling. We haven't had much time
boxed six fast rounds to a draw with to talk with them, but the latter mentioned
Danny Noonan, Lewiston, Me., flash. seeing the famous stand of larch planted
Kid Dallas and Young Rivard, local for naval purposes by the Russian govern-
BATHING BEACH, SOUTH POND, battlers, went four speedy rounds to a ment before 1800.
BATTERY F ON TOP AGAIN
l.-ALL OUT FOR FIELD INSPECTION. 2.—SGT. ADELARD GREGOIRE QUALIFYING ON THE MACHINE GUN RANGE. 3—BALLOONS USED
4.—THE "COLORS." 3.—EVENING PARADE.
6.—RANGE FINDING DETAIL. 7 -SGT. PIPER AND MASCOT ALBERT ROY. 8.—AIRING OUT THE TENTS.
Battery F returned home Saturday. history of New Hampshire National spectors, who have already inspected over
August 20th, from Rye Beach, N. H., after Guard. 40 regiments in 40 different states, the
putting in 15 days' field training at Camp The 197th Regiment was given a rating New Hampshire National Guard, of which
Huntley Spaulding, which proved to be of "Very Satisfactory" by the Federal Battery F is a part, headed the list.
one of the most successful camps, in the Inspectors, and in the opinion of the in- In the rating for sanitation, Battery F
THE BROWN BULLETIN, September. 1927 Page Nineteen
hearted the list from the start of camp, in the regiment. On a mound of dirt, in wedding trip to New York and Washing-
and finally won by over 33 points. The •.\hich boxes of flowers had been placed, ton. After their return to Berlin they will
credit for this great showing belongs to a large sign was installed which read, reside at the new home Mr. Kramer has
1st Sgt. Butean, Supply Sgt. Ryan, and' BATTERY F recently built at 141 Church Street, Berlin.
Acting Mess Sgt. Piper and his cooks. They will be at home to friends after
BERLIN, N. H.
Iti the firing at hydrogen balloons, the NORTH COUNTRY INDIANS November first.
Battery again proved t h a t the "North The Bulletin is glad to add its best
General Jackson, of the 1st Corps Coast wishes for a long and happy married life.
Country Indians" had their shooting eyes
Artillery District of the Regular Army,
with them. The Battery was not so
personally commended Sgts. Buteau, Ryan,
successful in shooting at the target towed BROWN COMPANY
Piper, and the cooks, for the fine appear-
by the airplane, because each organiza- RELIEF ASSOCIATION
ance of t h e i r Battery Street, quarters and
tion was allotted only a half day at the Orders drawn on the treasurer for the
towed target and on the day that F month of July were as follows:
And so ends another 197th Camp. On
Battery was on the firing point, the tar-
its arrival home the Battery was met at Marcel Lepage .... $ 24.00
get broke away from the airplane when Leo Villeux 48.00
the train by a large crowd of people, and (Milon Boivin 2.00
it was being let out. The time being Kenneth Harvey 2.11
paraded to the Armory led by the Knights
short, it was impossible for the aviator Albert Labrecque 63.50
of Columbus Drum Corps. The route of Wilfred Pouilliot 60.00
to return to Boston for another target, Alph. Leborgne 93.10
march was up Main Street, to Mason, to Archie Kouthicr 68.80
so the Battery was out of luck. Nap. Mattel 96.00
Pleasant, and to the Armory on Green
" Battery E of Nashua made the best Albert Leimon 111.50
Street, where the men were dismissed. Alfred Vachon 88.00
score of the three batteries that did fire, Andrew MacDonald
From a buck private's diary. Gusseppi Dumonti
and were given the banner for Excellent Terry Burns
Gunnery. The officers and enlisted men Louis Lemieux
Frances Hinchey 45.00
of the Berlin Battery congratulate them G. A. Westman 34.99
on their wonderful performance. Henry Babson 58.93
Chas. Morency 450.40
On Tuesday, August 16th, the Cup Jos. Namey 14.00
Amie Talbot 20.00
awarded for the best all around pro- Ida Smith 19.40
George Roberge 4.66
ficiency at the 1926 Camp was awarded Con. Murphy 66.00
to the Berlin Battery. The men surely Cal. Hapgood ... 10.00
Val. Addario ... 20.00
looked like a million dollars, marching up Arthur Houle ... 84.00
Lena Roberge 66.00
the field amid the tooting of automobile Sam Delphonse 14.00
horns and the applause of the many Ralph Roberge 40.00
Tohn Travers 37.26
spectators gathered there. : John Kailey , 499.80
SOUTH POND, LOCKES MILLS Alex Hanson 12.00
Battery F won the Baseball Champion- J. J. Whalen 77.50
ship and the Tug of War Championship KRAMER-TRYON Anwrcw Caouette .... 17.06
Arthur Bolduc 112.00
of the- Regiment,' Private George Paulin On August 25th. at high noon, the mar- Ernie Gpddard 24.00
riage of Louis C. Kramer of Berlin and Joe Lavigne 54.00
was awarded a gold medal for the Fly- Adjutor Otis 16.66
weight Championship in Boxing. On Miss Sylvia Tryon, formerly head of the Joseph Lamontagne 55.93
Martin Burns 50.00
Thursday. August 25th, Lt. Col. J. H. English department, Berlin High School, Glenn Hart 20.82
was solemnized at Grace Episcopal Church, Mark Murray 37.50
Harrington, who is regular Army In- Ovid Lessard 64.00
structor for the Regiment, read a very Medford, Massachusetts. Paul Bernier 4.16
Richard Waterhouse 12.00
interesting History of the National Guard The bride is a graduate of Vassar Col- Frank Oaks 72.00
lege, which sent her abroad a few years Patrick Doyle 72.00
in New Hampshire. . J. J. Wheeler 72.00
Dover, N. H., now represented by Bat- ago to study English literature at Oxford William Gauvin 106.80
Robert Mountain 82.00
tery B, had a company of militia as far University, England. She was later award- Geo. E. Oswell 72.00
ed the Master's degree at Vassar. Isaire Tanguay 60.00
back as the Revolutionary \Var. Berlin's Joe Morin 94.60
first company of militia was organized in For the past three years she has been Geo. Lessard 81.25
Eldon McGivney 56.00
1878. head of the English department at Berlin Cyrus W. Paulson .. 36.20
High School, where she was especially in- Arthur St. Pierre ... 10.42
The regiment gets credit for service in Edward Bedard 25.00
the War with England in 1812, in the terested in high school dramatics. Her Clifford Perry 8.05
John Conroy 22.00
Civil War, and for service in France. poetry on the White Mountains attracted toe Robichaud 8.32
attention, notably "The Crucible," and Adelard Demers 11.59
The shields to be worn by the officers Wilfred Garand 37.50
and men of the Regiment will soon bo "Mountain Vespers," which were published Joseph RiTeY""..'.'..'. 34.00
in this magazine. Edward Gibbons ....
issued. On these shields will be symbols, William Ryan 25-°°
a, Ted background with a projectile and Last October her father, Dr. James L. William Morin
two broken wings, showing that the Regi- Tryon, admissions officer and lecturer on Roland Dupont
ment is now Coast Artillery (Anti-Air- international law at the Massachusetts Wilfred Fortier - 16.21
Institute of Technology, spoke in Berlin Phillip Larivee
craft). On the lower part of each shield Alfred Tuicotte • 35.00
is a blue background, all prior service of at the Philotechnical Society and the Denis Jacques
the Guard having been infantry. On this Rotary Club. John Baldwin 37.10
Louis C. Kramer has been with the Arthur Roberge .. 19.32
blue background is a lion for the War of Augustine Roy
1812, a diamond-shaped figure for the Sth Brown Company for 20 years, ten years Adrian Vaillancourt 20.00
Corps in the Civil War, and a fleur de at the sulphite mill and ten years at the W. Gregoire 14.00
lis for service in France. Heine, as foreman of the boiler plants. Alberic Gagnon 28.00
Battery F had the best Company street Mr. and Mrs. Kramer have left for a Total . $4,240.98
Page Twenty THE BROWN BULLETIN, September, 1927
JULY ACCIDENTS Your guests from New Hampshire at that "I am aware, Governor Weeks is aware,
Upper Plants time were many and distinguished. I re- and the state treasurers of Vermont and
Serious accidents 0 call that Gov. Benjamin F. Prescott led New Hampshire are very well aware, that
Minor 23 the company; that a former governor and the United States Supreme Court has been
Without loss of time 49 Civil war general, Walter Harriman, made called upon to decide where New Hamp-
one of the most eloquent of the many shire ends and Vermont begins. But
Total 72 speeches of the occasion; and that the wherever that boundary line may turn out
Sulphite Mill orator of the day was a New Hampshire to be, we can rejoice that its toll bridge
Serious accidents 0 man, President Samuel C. Bartlett of barriers are fast disappearing. More people
Minor 16 Dartmouth college. by the tens of thousands are going back
Without loss of time 66 "You do not expect me, today, to make and forth across the Connecticut every
any appreciable addition to the floods of year.
Total 82 oratory and the loads of learning that the "We are coming to know each other
Cascade Mill battle of Bennington has called forth on better, to see more clearly how identical
Serious accidents 0 so many occasions. Deeds, not words, is are our interests, how much we can do
Minor 16 our New Hampshire motto this week and to help each other.
Without loss of time 55 it has been our pleasure and privilege to New Hampshire and Vermont, fighting
unveil, yesterday and today, -enduring side by side here at Bennington turned
Total .. .. 71 memorials, in bronze and stone, to the the tide of war and made possible the
men from the Granite State who helped United States of America. Vermont and
SULPHITE MILL to win one of the world's decisive battles. New Hampshire, working side by side in
Jimmie Hickey revived an old custom "But I would like to call your attention, the ways of peace, can do and will do
and brought the assistant editor, Aug. very briefly, to one public service of John much for our country in the years to
18th. a mess of full sized new potatoes. Stark, in peace, rather than in war, which come.
Thanks. Jim is ahead as far as heard seems to have been overlooked in this "We of New Hampshire have much en-
from, and he says they are Irish. connection. joyed the privilege of taking part in this
"After the successful termination of the historic occasion. From our hearts we
GOVERNOR SPAULUING'S ADDRESS Revolutionary war, when both New York thank you of Vermont for your kindly
BENNINGTON, AUGUST 16, 1927 and our own state claimed ownership of courtesy and sincere hospitality."
"Just before I left Concord, the Capital the New Hampshire grants, and when its
City of New Hampshire, to come to Ben- people naturally and properly desired to
nington, I looked once more at the five be in themselves a sovereign state, the 1. He is a man who helps others while
bronze statues in our State House grounds. condition caused much anxiety in the helping himself.
"There is Daniel Webster, expounder minds of President George Washington 2. He considers himself part of the whole,
of the Constitution, greatest American or- and the other great men of the new and not the whole show.
ator. There is Franklin Pierce, President far from stable nation. 3. He is a man intelligent enough to
of the United States. There is John P. "Both the New York and the New know that friends are assets and en-
Hale, first of the anti-slavery senators. Hampshire Legislatures tried to impose emies liabilities.
There is George H. Perkins, gallant naval taxes upon the people of Vermont, most 4. He knows that a swelled head is a
officer of the Civil War. of whom refused to pay both or either. disease.
"And there is John Stark. There was talk of Vermont joining Can- 5. He knows that there are others who
"On the base of his monument is the ada. There was an actual union of Ver- also know something or other.
name, 'General John Stark.' On one side mont with a strip of New Hampshire 6. He knows that the best fellow to kick
is inscribed, Bunker Hill; on the other, towns across the Connecticut river; a when he begins to feel important is
Bennington. No more; but that is enough. slice of rich and fertile territory which himself.
Any man, woman or child who knows our state could ill afford to lose. 7. He knows that the boss is the boss.
anything about the birth of our nation The zealous Sullivan was all for estab- 8. He respects the business he is in, the
thrills with pride at these three names, lishing what New Hampshire thought were firm he works for, and the people who
Stark, Bennington, Bunker Hill. its rights by force; and our Legislature run the business.
"There have been other great soldiers voted to raise a thousand men to be led 9. He is cooperative realizing that co-
from New Hampshire. In the Revolution- by him against the Green Mountain boys. operation is a 50-50 proposition.
ary war, alone, we had the ardent Sullivan, But the influence of Stark and others was 10. He plays for the team to win.
the cultured Scammell, Dearborn, Cilley, against this threatened warfare. Presi- All of which boiled down means that
Poor and Reid. dent Washington interposed. A com- the greatest men are as a rule the sim-
"No great battle ever was fought in New promise was effected. The new state of plest; that they are well balanced; that
Hampshire. No invader's foot ever Vermont entered the Union under peace- they realize the rights of other men; that
touched her soil. But in all the wars of ful and happy auspices. they serve as they would be served; and
our nation and in the most of its great "And General Stark wrote to Governor that a regular feller is God's most beloved
battles New Hampshire men have had Chittenden ; congratulated him on what he
creature. Sic semper unanimous.
worthy part. called the 'happy determination of Con-
"So it means much when I say that, for gress'; and predicted that Vermont and
New Hampshire, valor and victory are New Hampshire would 'live in perfect LOCATED
typified by Stark and Bennington. friendship as sister states.' "Let's see, your son graduated last year,
"Fifty years ago you had here a great "I am glad and you are glad that the didn't h e ? What's he working at now?"
celebration of the centennial of the battle. old hero's prophecy has come true. "Rare intervals."—Life.