Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 31, 1919, Image 7

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    31, 1919.
Mr. Travers Had Not Properly Estle
mated His Losses on That Little
Fistic Encounter. .
“] can’t afford to lose $50 on a
prize fight,” mourned Gelatine Trav-
ers an hour or so after the shock he
received over the wires that fatal
Friday afternoon. “But you have lost
it, haven't you?’ we asked, and he
nodded disconsolately as he climbed
aboard a homebound car. He must
have felt a premonition as he
mourned, for it is unlike Mr. Travers
to regret his losses; and when he ar-
rived home he broke the news to Mrs.
Travers, along with the implied sug-
gestion that a little economy for the
pext few weeks would not come In
amiss. Mrs. Travers said nothing in
her most sympathetic manner, and the
evening's conversation covered topics
wholly foreign to prize fights. At the
breakfast table next morning Mr.
Travers had no taste for anything the
morning paper might have to say, and
Mrs. Travers gained possession of it
without the usual contest. Glancing
through the paper rapidly Mrs. Tra-
vers tore out a square section from
page 2, and another from page 11.
Then at one of those unexpected mo-
ments every woman knows breakfast
is replete with, said: “So you could
lose $30 on a prize fight. Well, well.
Here is a sale I have been awaiting
for a long time. And strange to say,
here is another just across the street
—one is on suits and the other on
gowns. And the strangest of all, we
happen to have accounts at both those
stores. Fifty dollars, you say, you
lost? Was it an even fifty?’ And
so it was that the breakfast dishes
at the Travers’ home went unwashed
Saturday morning because Mrs. Tra-
vers was obliged to catch an early jit-
ney downtown and commence opera-
tions.—Kansas City Star.
Private Ready to Absorb Any Infor.
mation Brigadier General Was
Able to impart.
In all the armies in the war disci-
pline was lax in the air service. Army
men are at a loss to account for it,
but without exception laxity was evi-
dent in all the air camps.
The San Francisco Chronicle tells
the following experience told by Brig.
Gen. Benjamin Alvord when the latter
was adjutant general of the A. E. F.
The general had been sent by General
Pershing to make an inspection about
He walked around -without getting |
the attention the doughboys would
show an officer of his rank. No one
saluted him and no one noticed him.
Once in a while a captain or a major
would snap a salute, but not the en-
listed men. It rather riled the general,
who always scrupulously followed
army regulations himself. Finally
when a private passed him with a
“eigar in his mouth, and, although look-
ing right at him, failed to salute, the
general ‘thought it was time to call a
halt. :
“Come here, young fellow,” he called.
“Say, what do you do in this camp
when a general officer shows up?”
“All right, I'll bite, what is it, old
top?” parried the private.
Pipe Built Like a Cornet.
A tobacco pipe of unusual design
has ‘been invented by Warren Murray
Baechtel of Hagerstown, Md. Every
pipe smoker knows that the longer the
stegn of his pipe the cooler will be the
smoke. Pipes with stems a few feet
long have been in use in different
countries for many years, but their
awkward length precluded their use
outside of the house. The inventor of
the pipe circumvented the difficulty by
coiling the stem of the pipe like the
tube of a cornet or signal horn. The
coils are connected at their lower end
to form a dripping chamber for receiv-
ing the saliva which accumulates in
the stem. Each coil has an independ- |
ent opening into the dripping chamber
and a screw cap at the bottom *gives
access to it for the removal of the
accumulated saliva. The smoke, in
passing through the coils of the stem,
is drained several times of saliva and
One Frenchman’s Sacrifice.
Thirteen sons dead, that represents
part of the war's cost to a French
farmer who lived at Reninghe. near
Ypres—surely a record. He had 36
children, and 20 of his 22 sons fought
on the various fronts. In 1917 the
widow of one of the sons was killed
by a German shell at Dunkirk. The
farmer himself and one of his daugh-
ters met a tragic end. In October,
1914, they went to Lille to take part
in celebrating the hundredth birthday
of a relative. They were met on their
return by a German patrol and were
Making Mother-of-Pearl.
The secret of another German key
industry has Leen discovered, the man-
ufacture of artificial mother-of-pearl.
J. W. H. Dew, a fellow of the British
Royal Society of Arts, found the proc-
ess after much patient evnerimenting.
Doctor Dew was engaged during the
whole period of the war in recon-
structing, step by step, the method of
Artificial mother-of-pearl is used. for
making fancy buttons, dress trimmings
snd many other articles. Before the
war most of it came from Germany.
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New President of Bell Telephone Co.
of Pennsylvania. |
At a special meeting of the board
of directors of the Bell Telephone
company of Pennsylvania, held in
Philadelphia recently, Leonard H.
Kinnard, of Philadelphia, was elected
president of the company, succeeding
Frank H. Bethell, of New York city,
who recently resigned.
Mr. Kinnard is very well known
throughout Pennsylvania. His rise in
the Bell organization has been most
notable. From the pioneering days:
when he .first joined that organiza-
tion as a clerk in the office of the then
Pennsylvania Telephone company at
Harrisburg, thirty-one years ago,
every new cycle of the business has
marked conspicuous advancement for
him. Following virtual apprentice-
ships served at various cities in the
central part of the State. Mr. Kinnard
was successively division superintend-
ent, general superintendent and gen-
eral manager of the Pennsylvania
Telephone company. Upon the con-
solidation of the Bell companies in '
Pennsylvania in January, 1908, Mr.
Kinnard went from Harrisburg fo.
Philadelphia as general contract:
agent of the larger organization
known as the Bell 'T'elephone compa-
ny of Pennsylvania and associated
companies, embracing the operation
of Bell property throughout Pennsyl-
vania, Delaware, Maryland, District
of Columbia, and portions of New
Jersey, West Virginia and Ohio.
In 1912 he was elected vice presi-
dent and general manager of the
present so-called Pennsylvania group
of companies, becoming, as such, the
resident head of the Bell system in
Pennsylvania. During the years of
the war, in this section of the coun-
try wherein were concentrated as no
where else an unprecedented govern-
mental and industrial activity, the
demands on the company under Mr.
Kinnard’s immediate administration '
called for a tremendous degree of en-
terprise and astuteness in the exer-
cise of that administration, especially
in view of the fact that in addition to
the operators who as volunteers serv-
ed the government in the camps and
overseas, there were fourteen hun-
dred men of the organization with
the colors when hostilities ceased.
Despite the pressure of his other
duties during the war, Mr. Kinnard
was prominently identified with nu-
merous committee works, not the
least that of the committee of Nation-
al Defense of the Philadelphia Cham- |
ber of Commerce, of which he was |
vice chairman, and the Philadelphia |
advisory committee on the purchase
of army supplies. The First Tele-
graph Battalion (later the 406th) of
the American expeditionary force
was organized by Mr. Kinnard from
the men of his companies, and saw
nearly two years of service in France,
being the first such unit to land on
foreign soil-and having the task of
furnishing the principal lines of tele-
phonic communication from the head-
quarters of the commander-in-chief.
Mr. Kinnard will be succeeded as
| vice president and general manager
by John C. Lynch, heretofore general
superintendent of traffic of the sys-.
tem, and James L. Kilpatrick, engi-
near of the company, becomes assist-
ant general manager. ? : |
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The Horseless Farm Looms as Possi- |
bility of Future.
If the farmers of the nation re- |
spond to several campaigns that are |
under way to educate them to the use-
fulness and economy of the motor- |
truck they will have little use for the |
horse in the future. |
Late years have brought to the far- |
mer his motor-driven tractor. his au- |
tomobile, his electric lighting
heating plant, his gasoline motor for |
power in pumping water and in run- |
ning his various machines, such as: :
the wood cutter, feed chopper and so
on. These additions to the farm,
coupled with his rural free delivery,
his telephone, his talking machine,
clectric washing machine, electric
cooking stoves and many other devic-
es form a combination of surprising
extent when compared with the days
of old, when the farmer was virtually
ostracized when but comparatively a
few miles from a city.
Today, with his tractor. the farmer
does the work in a few hours that
took many days before, and the elec-
trie devices simplify the work for the ;
housewife and saves time for her.
The telephone is at hand for ordering
goods from town, motortrucks deliver
these goods, and the sedan is at the
door, bringing the city to within a
short distance of the farm and ena-
bling frequent visits to the movies,
the theatre and friends.
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Livestock Day at State College.
Better beef, pork.and mutton will |
be discussed at the Livestock day to
be held November 12th at The Penn-
sylvania State College. Show ani-
mals, breeding stock and feeders will |
be on exhibition. The show animals |
are those which the college has pre- |
pared for the International Live
Stock show to be held in Chicago the
first week of December. Last year
The Pennsylvania State College had :
the champion Duroc barrow, the
champion pen of barrows, took first
place on the Duroc get of sire, first
prize on aged barrow, first prize on!
barrow over six months and under
one year of age, first prize on cross '
barrow, prize money in the sheep and
steer classes, winning over $1100 in :
all. The show animals owned by the
college this year are regarded by men
in the department of Animal Hus- |
bandry as superior to those of a year |
ago. Experts will tell how cattle,
sheep and hogs can be most profitably |
raised under present conditions, show |
the kind to pick when buying, and |
point out the pitfalls that may lay in |
the way to a successful year.
Last year an enthusiastic crowd at- |
tended Livestock day, although it
came on the day following the sign- |
ing of the armistice. This year a|
muck: larger crowd is expected. The |
animals are in good shape, and the
speakers are crammed to the gun-
wales with ideas they desire to ex-
press. The day’s program will in-
clude a trip over the College farms,
and present to farmers a chance to
et together, see what the College is
om for the livestock of Pennsylva-
nia, talk over their problems, ask
questions, and receive the best infor-
mation which the school of agricul-
ture is able to give. No pains have
been spared to make the day one of
profit and pleasure to all who attend.
Something in This.
A western contemporary thinks
there is something wrong with a
country that makes more automobiles
than baby carriages and wheelbar-
ants to complain of 7”
Oxygen for Fliers. 4
At high levels, such as birdmen |
nowadays often reach, the air is so
thin that the aviator literally “loses
his breath.” He is in danger of col-
lapse from this cause. i
It was ascertained during the war,
though not at first suspected, that
about 15 per cent. of the candidates .
who passed examination for the air:
service were really unable to fly at |
altitudes ordinarily requisite in the
work they were required to perform.
It was further determined that
more than 90 per cent. of them could
not endure flight at extremely high
levels. But, on the other hand, cer-
tain picked men, perhaps seven or
eight out of 100 passed candidates, '
were able to ascend to the greatest:
elevations without peril. i
To help in solving this important |
war problem an oxygen apparatus
was developed, smaller than the kind |
used for mine-rescue work, but con-
structed on much the same principle. |
Equipped with this contrivance, and
carrying a supply of liquid oxygen
along with him, the aviator could
skim along in safety through the up- |
per reaches of the welkin.
Seil all hens that molt during Ju-
ly, August and September. Don’t sell |
them however, if they are laying dur- |
ing the molt. Late molters are the
most profitable hens. However, at-
tention should be paid that the hens
did not molt on account of changed
conditions—such as a change in feed,
heavy feeding or a reduction in the
Keep Late Molters.
Plenty of Material.
“Mrs. Blank is a great talker.”
“Well, who couldn’t be with three
cars to brag about and eight serv-
If time is money, the man who
hasn’t a moment to call his own must
be very poor.
Coal expensive?
Here’s a way to save it
You can save a full month’s
supply of coal right now.
And use less all winter.
No need to light the furnace on
chilly, autumn days. A Perfection
Oil Heater will keep any room
warm and comfortable.
with you trem room to room.
Light it on cold mornings and
turn it out during the day.
As the evening grows cool again
it’s ready with radiant heat at the
scratch of a match.
Smokeless, odorless and abso-
You can’t turn the
lutely safe.
wick too high.
Don’t go another day without
the comfort of a Perfection Oil
Heater. It combines
convenience and economy in a
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Bellefonte, Penna.
or mote.
your receipt.
save their pennies.
January 1st, and July 1st.
vate husiness.
Trustee, ete.
{ We will start a checking account for you with $5.00
Pay vour bills with a check which will be
Bring in a $1.00 or more and open a Savings Ac-
Get a little Savings Bank for the children to
We pay 3% yearly, compounded
We issue Certificates of Deposit at six months or
one year and pay 3% interest, per annum.
In our Trust Department we will manage your pri-
Make your will and name the Belle:
foute Trust Company to be your Executor, Guardian,
Consult us freely without expense.
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~ Yeager’s
Shoe Store
Women’s Shoes for Corn Husking
After a lot of persuasion I succeeded in getting a manu-
facturer to make me a large consignment of Women’s and
Misses’ Heavy Shoes. They are designed for the farmer's
wife and daughter who have the pluck to help Dad get in the
Fall crops and do the Fall work. These shoes are just the
kind for the girls who must walk several miles to school, in
all kinds of weather and over all kinds of bad roads. The
average shoe made and sold today for this rough usage, will
not wear more than several days—half paper, other half poor
leather—and the first time they get a good soaking, away
they go. Every pair of these shoes is made of all solid
leather and guaranteed to give good wear.
Just a Word to the School Girls
These shoes are not quite as stylish as some, but they aré’
the kind your mother wore to school and, if you have a pic-
ture of your mother on her wedding day, look at it and see
how sweet and healthy she looked. ‘That’s because she wore
the kind of shoes and clothes that gave her good health.
These shoes, as Harry Lauder would say, ‘‘Mind I'm tellin’
you,’’ will put the bloom on your cheeks.
Price $6.00
Ask for “Good as Gold” Shoes
Free $1.50 Self-Filling Fountain Pen with Each Pair Free
Yeager’s Shoe Store
: Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman’” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Special Reductions
on Winter Coats
Owing to the continued warm weather we are mark-
ing down all Winter Coats in Ladies, Misses and Children. :
Ladies’ and Misses’ Coats that sold from $15.00 to
$75.00 now $12.00 to $60.00. Cr
Children’s Coats from $3.00 up, in cloth. In velour
from $5.50 up. ; :
Furs - - - Purs
Select your Furs now for Christmas presents. All
colors and black. All styles—large, medium and small
neck-pieces, capes, collars and stoles, with muffs to match,
at greatly reduced prices.
New Sweaters
We are showing a complete new line of Ladies’ Slip-on
Sweaters with frilly rnffles and ribbed finished. All new
colors and all sizes. Children’s Sweaters, all wool slip-on.
Men’s Women’s and Children’s Shoes in dress and
everyday wear, at prices that can not be matched at whole-
Lyon & Co. «- Lyon & Co.