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Bellefonte, Pa., August 22, 1919.
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN.
It is to hope, though hope were lost.—
All About Those Porch Chairs.—Is
there anything quite so sad looking,
so reeking of faded gentility, as the
cretonne covers on the porch chairs,
after they have seen many washings?
It may often be the fault of the laun-
dress—who knows? I have seen the
gayest of cretonne, an inexpensive
quality at that, look as good as new,
after several seasons’ wear and wash-
ings, but, the slips had been soaked
in a cold salt solution first, washed in
warm soapy suds, carefully rinsed
and hung in the shade to dry—not the
sun. There are other cretonnes, even
high priced ones, which no amount of
consideration in laundering can save
from becoming hopelessly pathetic.
Even while I write, across the way
are several porch houses which dem-
onstrate so well, just what I am tell-
ing you. The slip covers still betray
the fact that once, in their pristine
freshness, they were beautiful. They
vaguely suggest that pink flowers or
yellow flowers bloomed on their gray-
ed backgrounds, and one sees or im-
agines a hint of green leaves, that is,
is one’s imagination can go so far.
However, the effect is decidedly un-
Recently I visited a friend in the
suburbs. To reach the low, broad ve-
randa, one traversed neat graveled
paths—rose bordered. The grass had
been carefully cut, flower beds well
weeded and watéred. Everything
speaking of care and attention, with
the result that it was charmingly
groomed. But when one reached the
porch, such a contrast! Not that it
was lacking in comfort! There were
chairs a-plenty, a chaise longue for
the afternoon nap, a tea table, a
smaller table for magazines, and al
the chairs were luxuriously cushioned,
but these cushions and covers were all
of the most ugly, faded cretonne one
can conceive. What the flowers orig-
inally were it was quite impossible to
tell. In their present state it had a
dirty looking background with a de-
sign of what might have been flow-
ers, in gray and brownish drab. My
hostess must have sensed my
thoughts, for she almost immediately
said: “Did you ever see anything
like the way this cretonne has fad-
ed?” “No,” I admitted and truthful-
ly, adding consolingly: “But it may
have been the fault of the laundress.”
I took these faded chair cushions
quite to heart, for it was I who had
advised my hostess to use the flower-
ed cretonne, and if I remember, I
think I even selected the cretonne. It
was really one of the better sort, as
far as quality was concerned.
So now, since many of my readers
may have emulated my hostess’ ex-
ample, and find themselves trying to
endure the humiliation of ugly, faded
slip covers—I am going to amend my
advice. Use flowered cretonne on your
porch cushions if you will, for. they
can be very lovely, looking like a bit
of the flower garden drifted in on the
porch, but, always buy the very
cheapest thing you can get, which is
effective, so that once washed and
faded, you can with an easy con-
science. discard it.
Far better to cover chair nillows’
with plain linen crash er toweling
which does not fade. Plain color cot-
ton poplin or denim is not a bad
choice, hearing in mind that these
plain fabrics can be bound with con-
trasting tape. Sonie of the awning
stripe canvas is also ‘srnart, if not too
heavy a weave. One finds ese in
combinations of gray, gre2n and yel-
low, tan, purple and crvange, white,
black and green.
True these are suggestions which !
feel in duty bound to give, but my
heart warms most to the gay, insou-
ciant cretonne, fitting in so well with
one’s summer moods. This only—do
not get it unless you can afford to
discard it quickly and for all time—
should a sudsy bath bring it to grief.
Fashion Hints.—A touch of black
makes the all-white costume tecom-
Very little trimming appears on
separate skirts nowadays.
A smart suit of oyster white silk
poplin is trimmed with foulard.
_And still the jerseys come in fibre,
silk, wool and novelty weaves.
Roshanara crepe makes into frocks
and suits as pretty as its name.
Gray tricollet and blue serge is one
of the newest fabric partnerships.
It’s an even race now between the
Eton and wrist length jackets.
Tweeds are popular again, also
serge, tricotine, gabardine and Poiret
The popularity of the cape seems
Bos to wane and the cape coat flour-
Park colored printed silks will be
displayed among the early fall fab-
For motoring and general utility
wear this autumn loose, comfortable
coats of double-faced cloths and of
steamer blankets, with self fringe, are
much in.evidence,.~. a ..
® Instead of the single wide bands of
fur as a trimming on autumn suits,
there has been introduced an effective
trimming of triple rows of narrow
There is a concentrated effort in
certain fashion activities. to establish
the fitted basque or bodice for dresses |
for dress-up use.
The fact that many of the best
dress manufacturers are developing
frocks with round necks has brought
out a pleasing array of round-neck
collars of net and lace.
Ribbon fringe has been much in ev-
idence at the recent English race
meets; so have lace hats, shoes of
black and of white velvet and para-
sols of leather.
In making soups always put the
meat in cold water.
One American designer and maker
of exclusive apparel for women 18
erisstent in his determination to
aunch models. that accentuate. the
waistline and have a tendency to flare
at the feet.
The skirts of some new smart suits
for autumn are of one piece, simply
seamed, the' fullness laid in soft plaits
at the waist, which gives a slightly
peg-top effect to the figure.
FEWER BULLS BUT BETTER
How a bull association transform-
ed a community with 18 nondescript
bulls into a community with one-third
that number of good pure-bred sires
from high producing ancestors is ex-
plained by an extension worker of the
Dairy Division, United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
When a bull association was start-
ed in 2 community in Webster coun-
ty, Mo., the best bull in the communi-
ty became a standard for the bulls se-
lected by the bull association.
the new bulls, then, are as good or
better than the best bull that was in
the community before.
Before the bull association was or-
ganized the 18 bulls in the communi-
ty were valued at $1,355, an average
of $75.28. One or two of these bulls
were pure breds and the rest were
largely grades and scrubs of mixed
dairy and beef breeding. After the
association was formed these nonde-
scripts were disposed of and six pure-
bred dairy bulls were purchased at a!
total cost of ‘$1,657, an average of |
$276 an animal.
The more efficient utilization of the |
association bulls resulting from or- |
ganization of the association made it |
possible for the six pure-bred bulls to
take the place of the 18 bulls former-
ly maintained. The reduction in the
number of bulls also resulted in a:
corresponding reduction in the cost of
maintenance to be charged to each
The improvement in the quality of
the bulls seemed to have a marked
effect on the class of cows kept in the
herds, and in less than one vear after
the association was formed the num-
ber of the pure-bred females in the
community increased from two in Ju-
ly, 1918. to forty-two the following
June. The large amount of good
which resulted from the transforma-
tion of a scrub-bull community into a
community of good, pure-bred sires is
an agricultural improvement hard to
parallel, especially when it is consid-
‘United States Tires Z=5
The Ground Gripper
ered that this change was made with
an expenditure of only $10 more per |
farmer, and that the use of good sires
will result in a lasting improvement
to dairy cattle of the community.
Car of Future.
Those big nobs take a grip on the road
that double dares your car to skid or
There will be but little new in the
automobile field within the next 12
months, says J. Edward Schipper,
technical editor of the Automotive
Industries, New York. The trend will
be toward detailed refinements rather
than radical changes. Lightness, high
quality, economy and greater accessi-
bility will result in better perform-
The tendency in general design will
be toward lighter cars, in which the
lightness is secured by more scientific
design and better utilization of space.
“Never put ice in your drinks.
Cool them by standing on ice,” says
a health bulletin. We started to try
this method but got “cold feet.”
3 COURT HOUSE NEWS $
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Fred Leathers, et ux, to Hannah
May Confer, tract in Worth town-
Solomon Novey, et ux, to Jacob
Brinn, tract in Philipsburg; $600.
Emma D. W. Womelsdorf, et bar,
to Frances S. Emery, tract in Phil-
Julia A. Emerick to George
Holt, tract in Union township; $3000.
Josiah Pritchard, et ux, to Charles
D. Kuhn, tract in Philipsburg; $2500.
John H. Weaver, et ux, to Ella M.
Gray, tract in Spring township; $250.
Julia E. Maize. et bar, to C. E. Mc-
Clgllan, tract in Penn township; 3150.
E. Stover, tract in Haines township;
Sarah Moore to A. S. Stover, tract
in Haines township; $25.
George M. Stover to George E. Sto-
ver, tract in Haines township; $400.
Katherine Grebe Jones .to Joseph
Wright, et ux, tract in Rush town-
George M. Cyphert, et ux, to Ignas
MecClusick, et ux, tract in Snow Shoe
Steve Lengun, et ux, to Andrew
Danko, tract in Snow Shoe township;
George R. Mock, et ux, to John
Bobbie, tract in Philipsburg; $950.
Mike Barachok, et ux, to Joe Hol-
enban, et ux, tract in Rush township;
tract in Walker township; $1200.
Newton ‘N. Hartswick, et al, to
John M. Hartswick, tract in Fergu-
son and College townships; $6400.
Wm. Allison, et al, to A. B. Lee,
tract in Gregg township; $500.
Lehigh Valley Coal Co. to John
Suravits, tract in now Shoe township;
At This Season
Loss of Appetite
Is very common. In many cases it
is due to impure blood, which cannot
give the digestive organs the stimu-
lus necessary for the proper perform-
ance of their functions.
Thousands know by experience that
Hood’s Sarsaparilla restores appetite
and would advise you to give it a tri-
al this season. It originated in the
successful prescription of a famous
physician. Get it today.
need a laxative—they don’t gripe.
Julia I. Maize, et bar, to C. E. Me¢- !
Clellan, tract in Penn township; $450. !
Beile M. Mingle, Admr., to George |
Wilbur R. Dunkle to Ida E. Dunkle, ;
Take Hood’s Pills if you happen to
The ‘Nobby’ is just the tire for our
roads. No better non-skid built.
It puts confidence into your driving—
.znakes you sure of safety.
And wear? Yes indeed! The ‘Nobby’
stands for three important things—
Security, Durability and Economy.
For the ‘Nobby’ is a United States 1'ire,
~ and—United States Tires Are Good Tires.
} ‘Royal Cord’ ‘Nobby’ ‘Chain’ ‘Usco’
| We know United States Tires are GOOD Tires.
That,’s why we sell them.
'P. H. McG ARVEY. Bellefonte.
HUBLER BROS., State College.
| J. HARRIS CLARK, Blanchard.
| J. H. BANEY, Howard, Pa.
HE almanacs advise that summer will
be over September 21st. Think of
it! Over two solid months of hot
weather ahead. -
Take our advice, approved by sensible
men—Ilet us fit you out with our hot
weather clothes. Why endure discomfort
when at exceptionally low prices you may
be both coolly and eonomically clad in any
one of our wide assortment of
Made by Strouse & Brothers, Inc., Baltimore, Md.
for hot weather wear?
Banish those ideas of ill-fitting makeshifts.
Light as these clothes are, their unusual
tailoring gives them the lasting quality of
style peculiar to heavier clothes. Eman-
cipate yourself today!
A A RR Sib iSRibR
s+ Allegheny St., BELLEFONTE, PA.
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you in many ways.
The Centre County Banking Co.
does not consider that its service to its pa-
trons ceases with the safeguarding of their
funds. It keeps in personal touch with all
of them in such a way as to be of assistance
very often when other matters develop
affecting their interest. :
It Invites You to Take Advantage
of Its Unusual Service.
War Risk Insurance
the men who were on active
service during the late war
carried War Risk Insurance. You
may have permitted yours to lapse.
Even if you have, you have certain
privileges in connection with Gov-
ernment Insurance. We have the
- forms and shall be glad to have you
IN Fe men who per cent of all
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BELLEFONTE, PA. 61-30 DISTRIBUTOR.