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JfANY ATTEND CONSECRATION OF NEW CEMETERY OF ST. PATRICK'S PARISH LAST M' - W SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HUB OUTFIT ONE' OF THE BEST ./^ATTRACTIONS O'HARA HAS i# OFFERED FANS OF THIS SECTION THIS SEASON. Several hundred parishioners as •well as a large number from other churches attended the impressive ceremonies in connection with the •consecration of the new cemetery of St. Patrick's parish in King •street last Sunday afternoon. The jservices started at 3:30 o'clock and were in charge of Rt. Rev. John <G. Murray of Hartford, auxiliary iBishop of the Hartford dioceBe, in .the absence: Of BiBhop John J. Nilan, assisted by several clergy Irom neighboring parishes. The clergy present were Bishop Mur. Tay, celebrant; Rev. William Flynn, chancelorof the diocese, deacon; .3El6ir. br. Michael • A. Sullivan of Harttord, subdeacon; Rev. George -Bynbott of JRockville, Rev. Francis JNolan of Hartford, Rev. Dennis O'Brien of S^mersville, R«iy. Thorn-as "3. Picker of Hasardville, Rev. James Hennessey of Sniffleld, Rev. George Grady of Windsor Locks, IRev.Stanislaus Feiderkiewicz, pastor of St. Adelbert's church this "village and Rev; Daniel J. O'Connor pastor of St. Patrick's church and iiis assistants, Rev. Wm. F. O'Brien At.d Rev. John F. Curtin. Frederick J. Olachafski of this village, a student in St. Mary's seminary, Baltimore,. M<d., was cross bearer And the altar boys of St. Patrick's church took part. The procession of the clergy and tthe consecrating bishop went over all parts of the cemetery, chanting the ritual, while the large assemblage stood in silence. At the cloBe •of -the consecration ceremony Bishop Murray addressed the gathering -and explained the symbolic exercises which had been formed and congratulated the people of St. Patrick's parish on requiring such a beautiful plot of ground for • <God's acre. The grading of the cemetery and ithe layout Of the roads and walks together. «lth the landscape gardening was carried; out tinder the" •personal direction of Rev. Francis Nolan of Hartford. HI Mi H : KBV COLLECTOR JUST APPOINTED WILL SHORTLY UN-r^ iiPilDERrrAltE THE WORK WITH 35 DEPUTIES. . ; The first step was taken last m week towards the collection of the :iiew tax on unincorporated business in this state, passed by the» last Jegislature, in the appointment of Jdalcolm D. Rudd of Salisbury, as <colloctor. It is proposed to divide the state into 35 districts, the lines •of the state Senatorial districts be- .ing used for this purpose, and each will have a deputy who .will work -under Mr. Rudd to build up the organization which will eventually be used to collect this tax which it is -expected will amount to about 9100,000,000 per year. The first "work to be undertaken by the new collector and his force of assistants will be to take a census of all merchants and manufacturers in the state, who are not incorporated. .It is estimated that there are about 100,000 such firms in Connecticut. The new law puts a tax of one mill on every dollar of gross income received by retail mercantile .establishments and manufacturing concerns that are not incorporated, and a tax of 25 cents on eveiry 41 ,000 dollars of gross income of "uniucorporated wholesale houses, received in business conducted in '.thig state. A minimum tax of $5 is to be collected from all businesses falling within the intent of the law. This will take in smiall merchants. Companies doing both "wholesale and retail business are to bei taxed separately on the different departments at the rates stated above. •Companies and partnerships liable to pay the tax are required to file returns with the tax commissioner and, in the case of concerns not keeping books, the commissioner is authorized by the bill to fix a presumed gross Income and assess it at the given rates. The right of appeal to the commissioner for a special assessment and irom the commissioner's decision to. the superior court is given by the bill. It is renuired that the initial re. turn be made for the first business, year prior to June 1, 1922, and annually after that. - ; ' The Boston Braves of the National League, who play Jack O'Hara's crack Windsor Locks team next Sunday afternoon on the South End Park in Windsor^ Locks are one of the greatest attractions O'Hara has offered the fans of this section this seaBon. A proof of the Braves' attractiveness was shown Labor Day. in New York. A'crowd estimated at more than 30,000 witnessed the two games between the Braves and the Giants and it was estimated that more than 2'5,- 000 fans had to be turned away for lack of seats. This was the greatest crowd that ever turned out for a baseball game in this country and it is a wonderful opportunity for fans throughout thiB section to see the Braves in action so soon after the New York fans broke all existing records in their attempts to watch them perform. - Since Fred Mitchell took hold of the Boston club this year, he has restored it to the form and power it had back in 1914 when it won the World's Series from the Athletics after coming from far in the rear and winning the National League pennant. He has molded together a team of youngsters, seasoned by a few veterans, and with a pitching staff that has been going strong all season, the Braves have become a potent factor in the National League race. Although with only an outside chance themselves Mitchell's men will have considerable to say as to who shall win the pennant. The Giants were going like whirlwinds until Boston struck the Metropolis and took three of the four game series, giving MoGraw's team a bad setback in its efforts to overtake Pittsburg. Manager Fred Mitchell has assured Jack O'Hara that he will use his regular. lineup Sunday in Windsor Locks/ jHe has also given promise to'-have Cy. Morgan, who was* ace of the ,, Springfield Eastern. League Club pitching staff last year, on the mound for the Braves. Jack O'Hara will have the same team in action that beat the Pirate© a short time ago and gave the St. Louis Cardinals such a fine game here later. Jim Tunney, the sensational Holy Cross youngster will pitch and this means trouble for the big leaguers. Dr. George T. Finch, Town Health Officer, Renders An interesting and Instructive Account of the Doings of His IN THE NUMBER OF PUPILS IN Department During the Past Fiscal Year* ;The Town |Health sub- the one person best situated and jast qualified to detect the flnst mm m THE HIGH AND GRADE SMff? ,tS ?T Tv-iS'W'K, V-! PRESENTED WITH PURSE V liov. William F. O'Brien Returns , From Tiiroe Months Trip to , tile West For His Health. •Rev. William F. O'Brien, assistant at St. Patrick's church, was presented with a purse of $1800 by the parishioners, through a special committee on last Sunday. The presentation was made by First Selectman Philip J. 'Sullivan, who spoke of the esteem in which Father O'Brien is held not only by h»s own parishioners but by a wide circle of friends, irrespective of denomination. Rev. Fr. OiBrien returned last week from a three months' leave of absence spent on a western trip, during which he underwent an operation in St. Mary's Hospital conducted by the Mayo Brothers of Rochester, Minn. iFor the past 7 years, Father O'Brien has been assistant at St. Patrick's church and for some time prior to Father Preston's death was active pastor. During the progress of the War, Father O'Brien was in great demand as a patriotic speaker and did effective work. i*: He returns as assistant to the local parish much improved in health and with the best wishes of a large circle of friends. ,,r ' TRACK REPAIRS STARTED Work of Relaying Tracks on Pearl Street Started Yesterday by sl! , Force of Men in the Employ |fi of Fred T. Ley'Co. "\A force of men employed by Fred T. Ley Company of Springfield started the work yesterday of relaying the tracks of the Hartford and Springfield Street Railway Company on Franklin street. An entirely new roadbed both of rail and ties is to be installed from Mathewson's Corner at Enfield and Franklin streets, through Franklin, Pearl and North Main streets to Alden's Corner at North Main and Enfield streets. The excavating will be done during the day and the new tracks will be installed in thei early morning when the cars are not in operation. |g| Jli Officer submits the following report for the year ending August 31st, 1921: The State Department of Health has recently issued a pamphlet entitled ''Health and Safety Manual for Schools." This little brochure contains so much food for thought, so much valuable suggestion, so much information that should be in thei possession of the general public, that it is the intention of this report to quote rather, liberally from it. This little publication emphasizes to a. marked degree the important part the public school teacher plays, not alone in educational matters, but in all the important measures that the State Department of IHealth has promulgated and adopted for the physical well-being of the school children of the state, for the building up of a citizenry that is strong and capable. The idea thus featured, and featured BO prominently, is particularly 'pleasing to Enfield and the Health Officer of Enfield, for the teacher is the key note of the system of school inspection that has 'been in successful operation in our town for a. number of years, as we shall show later in this report. When the state of Connecticut passed the law making school attendance compulsory on the part of her children she 'assumed the obligation of protecting the individual child while under her control; of providing accommodations that are ample, buildings that are warm and light and that conform to modern laws of sanitation; under this law the parent has the right to expect, more, to demand, that his child be placed in safe surroundings, in an environment that is at least free from physical contamination. This obligation presents the greatest opportunity for the stote to establish and to sustain an • efficient and 'healthy people. During the school life of the child not only can he be protected against the common communicable diseases, but it is possible to recognize and to correct many mental and physical defects, provided always there is whole hearted coop-peration on the part of the parent. We can •but point out defects and advise, the actual corrective measures must be carried out by the parent. The Departments of Education and of Health are the instituted agents of the state for the prosecution of its policies along these lines. No sharp line of demarcation can be drawn where the responsibility of one begins and the other ends, but by coordinating the activities of these two departments the desired results can be secured. This is true whether the problem be that of selecting a site for a school building, the care of a feverish child in the school room, or the adoption of standards of teaching hygiene. •No group of individuals ihafe a larger opportunity for influencing the future manhood and womanhood of the community, mentally, morally, physically, than the teacher. Association with a large number of children for many months of the year, gaining daily an intimate knowledge of their habits and tendencies, their normal condition and actions, the teacher occupies a stragetic position. The esteem in which she is usually held by pupil and parent assures the acceptance of her advice and teachings. So situated, and as an accredited representative of the state, the teacher can best promulgate many of the adopted policies of the state for the protection of life and health. This is the very idea that we recognized here in iEnfleld some years ago and took advantage of, to inaugurate a system of medical inspection for our schools. This recognition of the peculiar position of the teacher in relation to the pupil, the great advantage she holds over any other individual in recognizing any deviation from normal in the attitude and action of her pupil is so natural, so ratioriial so appealing to common sense and good judgment, that in the final analysis it is sure to become the foundation principle upon which any effectual and lasting system of medical inspection of schools shall be built. Here briefly is Enfield's system of medical inspection of schools: Our system is founded on the assumption, and it amounts to a positive conviction, that the teacher is deviation from normal appearance and action in one of her pupils. The teacher is regarded as the sentinel of the system, the watchman always on duty. The teacher is shut up in the same room with the same pupils five hours a day, five days a week, -week, after weak, and month after month. She knows her pupils as- a mothar knows her children. A school session is not an hour old before she has noted that one of her pupils is not himself. !She will detect an appearance of lassitude, of indifference and inattention on the part of a pupil usually alSrt and wide awake. She ha8 found out that some thing is wrong, and this is the . solution of the whole problem. She reports immediately to the Health Officer and this is her whole part in the working out of the system. The teacher's role is simply to detect danger and to report to the proper authority, but this is really the most important part of the plan, and its successful operation is contingent on the trained observation and prompt action of the teacher. To do the little that is expected of her the teacher needs no special training nor extaordinary skill. She is not called upon nor is she expected to make a diagnosis of the case but simply to report that some thing is wrong. She has seen the smoke and has but to ring in the alarm. And in many cases what an important service she has rend ered. The very droopy appearance she has detected in her ipupil may be the first premonitory symptom of impending sickness. It may be Diphtheria, it may be Scarlet Fever or Measles, or any of (he catalogue of diseases to which flesh is heir. Whatever it is the teacher has detected it in its incipiency, she has reporteid it, the suspected case is excluded from school, the other pupils are protected, the situation is safeguarded. The, teacher, from constant association with, is far better qualified to judge the normal action and appearance of her pupils than even a doctor, who could make but infrequent and necessarily hurried inspection. iHer action in reporting a suspected case sets in motion machinery for its care, and, when necessary, the protection of the public. If the Health Officer deems it advisable ito exclude the ichild from school he sends a card to the parents giving the reason for such exclusion with the recommendation that the family doctor be consulted at once to avoid unnecessary absence from school. The part the teacher plays in our plan avoids dangerous delays as she is always on the job. We have through its operation excluded children from school with the first indications of all the contagious diseases. The room is fumigated and school goes on. We feel that our system of school inspection is protecting the health and conserving the welfare of our school children to a degree that is most satisfactory. There are over 2000 pupils attending school in the town of Enfield whose health must be protected by medical supervision. There is no other system of school inspection in op-oration that can show better results; there are many that cost the taxpayer far more money. When a child is taken sick with a contagious disease parents are apt to accuse the school as the source of trouble. When several cases of the same disease occur among children of the community a cry is apt to be heard that the schools should be closed immediately. As a matteir of fact the school room should be the safest place for a child. Here he is under supervision, under the watchful eye of a teacher whose duty it is to note any deviation from normal action and appearance on the part of any child in the room. It is fair to suppose that with the care and vigilance exercised by the teacher no child capable of communicating any disease is ever in school long enough to be dangerous. Few people ever pause to consider that the schools have rights. They cost a lot of money and we are willing to pay the price because they perform a service that we regard as absolutely essential to the welfare of the state. We hold the public school responsible for a certain amount of work during the school year; we complain if our children do not make satisfactory progress; but how can the school fulfill its obligations if sessions are discontinued whenever there is a flurry of sick, ness in the community? It can easily be seen how clearly interwoven are the duties and responsibilities of the Educational and IHealth departments of the state in conserving the health, comfort and safety of its school population, in laying" the foundation for a civic body that is healthy, vigorous, thoroughly equipped physically as well as mentally. The conservation of health, the preventing of all disease that is preventable, outrank in importance all other measures that invite the consideration of legislative bodies. Thus Vaccination and Quarantine are institutions as necessary for the safety of the nation as armies and navies. The Health Officer who failed to establish and maintain a strict quarantine in a case of Small-Pox would simiply be smothered by the adverse criticism of his community, would be censured by the State Department of Health, and be superceded by one more competent. What then shall be said of a Board of Education or a Town School Committee that fails to do its manifest duty in protecting school children against such a dreadful disease a8 Small-Pox, that fails to do everything in its power to prevent an outbreak of this truly frightful disease. When the legislature of the state of Connecticut gave school boards the power to exclude unvaccinated children from the schools of the state it recognized the necessity for such authority and it placed a responsibility on the shoulders of such boards. lAn overwhelming majority In every town in the state, Enfield in particular,. are intelligent enough to comprehend and recognize the preponderating official evidence in favor of the protective value of vaccination, evidence gathered from the official records of every civilized country on the globe. These as a matter of ordinary good judgment have their children vaccinated. Is there any logical reason why a small minority made up of the fanatics, the self opinionated, the ignorant, the careless, the indifferent of the community, should be permitted to jeopardize the lives of the vast majority of the vaccinated children in the schools? 'No influence yet brought to bear on our local Town School Committee, either from the State Board of Education, the State Department of iHealth, nor the local Health officer, seems powerful enough to move them from their calm smug placidity. In this as in several other matters it may need one of those effective jolts from the electorate to bring them to a realizing sense of their duty. Experience has demonstrated very clearly to receptive minds that it is never a paying proposition to push measures down the throats of an unresponsive people even though you are vested with temporary authority. A system of medical inspection of schools can be just as extensive, as broad, as far reaching, just as expensive as we choose to make it. It seems to the writer that like every other measure that is undertaken for the protection and physical welfare of the rising generation, the safeguarding and upbuild* ing of the future citizenry of the state, it has its legitimate place in the scheme of modern life, but that it is limited by common sense, good judgment, an intelligent appreciation of actual needs, and a reasonable sense of responsibility and duty. When it is projected beyond its proper boundaries it can very easily become unwarranted and objectionable -paternalism. The tendencies of all such measures is to attempt more and more, to reach out further and further, to gradually absorb and assume duties and responsibilities that rightly belong elsewhere, that rest on other shoulders. If medical inspection uncovers defects, discovers physical ailments, lays bare mental and physical impairments, it has fulfilled its mission. A notification to the parent puts the responsibility directly where it belongs. In the in^ terest of the child wo are constantly tempted to go further, to follow up, to provide curative and rem- ; : (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) SCHOOLS BEYOND THEIR CAPACITY. The public and parochial schools opened for the fall term on Tuesday with a large registration. The approximate registration for the public schools of the town is 2400 pupils, an increase of about 60 over the enrolment last year. Supt. of Schools Grover C. Bowman reports the high school building is crowded beyond its capacity, more than 350 pupils having registered in the High School. The freshman class numbered 150, an increase of 38 over last year's entering class. The rural school figures are not yet available. The finance committee ' of the School Board has been authorized to see what can be done toward providing another room for use of high school pupils, and it is quite likely that the upper room in the Town building will be used. The new grade school addition on North Main street will not be ready for occupancy until about Oct. 1st, and until that time double sessions will be held in the A. D. Higgins School in order to handle the increased registration In these rooms. The school committee have opened a third room in the Brainard school in North Thompsonville, which will also help somewhat to relieve the congestion. The estimated budget of expense for the school maintenance the coming year was prepared at the monthly meeting of the Town School Committee on Tuesday evening. It will require an appropriation of $138,000 this year to run the schools, an increase of approximately $10,000 over last year's appropriation. Children at the age of 5 will be permitted to enter the school rooms that are not overcrowded this being in accordance with -the recently enacted state law which requires a child be six years old before entering school; unless the School Committee shall otherwise decide. The length of the school day has been increased 20 minutes by vote of the Board to enable the completion of specified work. The following is a complete list of the teaching force, all of whom reported on the opening day: Superintendent, Grover C. Bowman; high school: Edgar H. Park-man, principal; Paul R. Marsh, vice-principal; Denslow King, supervisor of music; Miss Marion Storrs, teacher of science; Miss Inez Gay, Latin; Miss Vivian Potter, French; Frederick C. Davis, history; Miss Hazel Fay, home economics; Miss Marion Frenyear, English; Miss Elizabeth Corcoran, English and mathematics; Miss Elizabeth Fernald, Spanish and French; Miss Viola Allen, commercial; Miss Dorothy Buckley, typewriting; Miss Olga Leide, commercial; Miss Eleanor Gantley, English and history. Junior high school, (Alvin D. Higgins school); Miss Nora Clancy, principal; Miss Vera Wheaton new teacher, Miss Katherine McGinnity (new); Miss Mary Barrett, Miss Marjorie Campbell, Miss Anna Be- Vier, Miss Gertrude Chorney (new); Miss Margaret Lehman (new); Miss Catherine P. Cope; grades, Miss Alice Morrisette, grade 1; Miss Agnes Griffin (new) grade 2; Miss Ellerslie Smith, grade 2; Miss Harriet Tuttle, grade 3; Miss Ann CMalley, grade 4; Miss Pauline Ryan, grade 5; Miss Agnes Wood, grade 6; Miss Alice Liberty, grade G; Miss Harriet Ryan, grade 6. North school:—IMiss Jane H. Sullivan, principal, grade 5; Miss Katherine C. Sullivan, grade 1; Miss Mae Welch, grade 1; Miss Mabel Cook (new) grade 1; Miss Cora Davidson, grade 2; Miss Ruth Davidson, grade 2; Miss Julia 'Savage, grade 3; Miss Martha Doering, grade 3; Miss Gertrude Griffin, grade 4; Miss Mary Hughes, grade 4. South school: Miss,Eleanor Hlnes principal, grade 6; Miss Mae Davison, grade 1; Miss Esther Liberty, grade 1; Miss Ora Spidel, grade 2; Miss E. Wilhelmina Roemer, grade 2; Miss Eleanor C. Hines, grade 3; Miss Eleanor A. Sullivan, grade 4; Miss Ella Love, grade 5. Hazardville school: Miss Marion Edwards, principal, grade 8; Miss Jessie Wiley, grade 1; Miss Gertrude Adams, grade 2; Miss Margaret Miller, grades 4-5; Miss Grace Fryer, grade 3; Miss Lillian Kelle-her (new), grades 6-7. Enfield street school: Miss Jane O'Neil (new) grades 1-3; Miss Helen Foley, grades 4-6; Brainard district: Miss Anna Donnelan, BOARD ,OF TRADE RESUMES ITS • g\~ REGULAR MONTHLY SES-SIONS LAST EVENING. it®®.. a®!® The first regular meeting of the. If'"" mm-ll Scrags •• r : :• MP Board of Trade for the fall and winter season was held in the Town Building last evening. Much of this opening session was devoted to the reading, discussion, and disposal of the volume of correspondence that has accumulated since the suspension of the regular meetings for the summer season. In a discussion of the civic affairs of the community the forthcoming town meeting and the matters to be considered at it was1 the principal topic. It was urged by many present that the Board take an active part in shaping the policy of the Town in this meeting, but in this connection it was emphasized that the organizations activity be entirely free from the political aspect of our town meetings. It was voted to hold an open meeting under the auspices of the Board in the Town Building, Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, for the purpose of discussing the proposed town budget and other questions that are likely to be considered at the Town Meeting, Oct. 4. The public will be invited to this meeting and a full and free discussion of any and all civic problems will be encouraged. Supt. John W. Pierce of the Bigelow-IHartford Carpet Co., who was present tendered the use of the concert room in Recreation Hall for the meeting in the event of the room now used by the Board was not large enough. The offer was accepted with thanks. The meeting which was well attended was presided over by Pre@L dent J. Francis Browne and Secre- f \'iT-v -v. ' '••• -•• ' •' • ;'v ;tStf v. < •• • .•$ •; tary Louis records. VanDoren kept the & IPAL TO BE 82 "iiiyfe# BY THE ELECTORS OF ENFH&LD '•% FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN • M&- s ' - NOW AND OCT. 4TH. / •Here are a few things ;'that Sll-- electors unaffiliated and those lied with the political parties might • well keep in mind until the night of October 4th.' On Saturday the 17th, at the :;'ll I Town Building, the Board- of Selectmen, Town Clerk, and Registrars will meet from 10 A. M. to^ 9 •P. M„ Daylight Saving Time, (9 A. M. to 8 P. M. Standard) for the purpose of making voters from the "To Be Made" List. No one but those who registered on this list on or before Tuesday, the 6th, can be made on that day. The Annual Town election will take place Monday, October 3. The polls will |§ be open from 6 A. M. to 4 P. M. in all voting districts of the Town. Iff! The Town meeting will take place in Casino Hall on Tuesday even-ing, October 4th, at 8:1'5 P. M. f>!| The caucuses for the nomina- H tions' of candidates for town of- HI ficeis will take place Monday evening, Sept. 12. The Republican Caucus will be held in the Casino on Central street and the Democratic caucus at the Town Building. Both parties will assemble at 8:15 P. M., Daylight Saving Time. The Board of Finance will meet in the Town Building Friday, September 16, from 2 to 4 P. M., Daylight Saving Time. This is the public hearing of the Board at which all who desire to be heard on the budget or who wish any specific appropriation ihcluded in it, is given the opportunity. mm-- ••v 51 iiiin 0vxmmm- W m ~*y Sift "it" Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stubbs of Burns avenue entertained last week their sons, Frederick 'Stubbs and her sister, Mrs. Frederick Higgin-botham and Mr. Hlgginbotham,. all '••4 of Lawrence, Mass. grades 1-2; Miss Margaret Clahaa-sey, grades 3-4; Miss Mary Green, grades 5-6; Scitico school: Miss.W^''-' Jennie Whiton, grades 1.3; Miss < ; - Margaret Hannifin, grades 4-6. • • . •Rural schools: Jabbok, Miss Lois-- ,: Gowdy; Shaker district, MIBB Mar— ion Wilson (new); Hubbard district, Miss Mary Fitzgerald, (pew); East Wallop, Miss Ethel Prentice; West Wallop, Miss Anna Chorney, (new); Weymouth, Miss HazeL* s Love (new); King street school, • Miss Lucy Downton. : The teaching force in St. Pat- .y-1 seph's parochial school will be-practically the same as last year, in charge of the Sisters of Mercy, Rev. Daniel J. O'Connor, principal* *
JfANY ATTEND CONSECRATION
OF NEW CEMETERY OF ST.
PATRICK'S PARISH LAST M' - W SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
HUB OUTFIT ONE' OF THE BEST
./^ATTRACTIONS O'HARA HAS
i# OFFERED FANS OF THIS
SECTION THIS SEASON.
Several hundred parishioners as
•well as a large number from other
churches attended the impressive
ceremonies in connection with the
•consecration of the new cemetery
of St. Patrick's parish in King
•street last Sunday afternoon. The
jservices started at 3:30 o'clock and
were in charge of Rt. Rev. John
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