Montpelier Mutterings

Vermonters are used to hearing people talk through their noses, but they hate to hear people talk through their hats. Last week Vermonters in the State capital, Montpelier, thought they were hearing just that kind of phony talk. The U.S. Navy, having named a light cruiser after the city, rather expected that (according to longstanding Navy custom) Montpelier would buy a silver service for the ship's wardroom. That little gesture would set back the 8,000 Yankee citizens of Montpelier $2,000.

Columnist Vrest Orton, syndicated throughout Vermont, did his Green Mountain best to voice...

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