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Bellefonte, Pa., October 1, 1920.
Short Talks on the Forests and the
By Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester
INDUSTRIAL EFFECTS OF DEVASTA-
The exhaustion of a forest creates
losses which are felt far beyond the
neighborhods actually devastated. As
lumbering comes to an end, leaving in
its wake enormous areas of idle land,
a great shifting in population, com-
merce, and industry es place. As
the lumber camps support the forest
communities, so the forest communi-
ties in large measure support the
neighboring towns and cities.
There are whole counties in Penn-
sylvania where no argument isneed-
' ed to support these statements. Pot-
ter, Lycoming, Tioga, Cameron, and
numerous other counties that were
once chiefly noted for their lumbering,
all contain striking examples of what
forest devastation will do.
Residents of those counties who are
still young can vividly recall the rap-
id passing of prosperous communities
into abandoned and desolate groups of
buildings, such as the town of Cross
Fork, and many another.
If the cut-over areas of Pennsylva-
\ nia had been put to work growing
trees as rapidly as they were shorn of
their original timber growth, there
would be little cause to lament the
fact that the lumber had been cut.
For even though temporarily the lo-
cal timber supply was lost, the time
of its return would not be too far
ahead. But devastated lands are a to-
1 loss. They not only grow nothing
profitable themselves, but are a real
‘menace to all the surrounding coun-
try; and the balance of the State, by
its import of timber, pays out the
money and lends to distant forest re-
gions the prosperity which should be
kept at home.
It would be just as reasonable that
Iowa should import corn, or that Cal-
ifornia should depend upon Florida
for its oranges, as that Pennsylvania,
with thirteen million acres of forest
lands, should depend upon the Pacific
slope for its lumber.
When lumbering shifts frem ex-
hausted to new and unexploited re-
gions, only a small part of the com-
merce and industry it developed can
shift with it. Most of it fades out and
dies. As region after region is lum-
bered and cut out, prosperity is not’
merely shifted, but much of it is per-
This prosperity can be saved and
stabilized in Pennsylvania. We are
guilty of a gross economic crime if
we fail to save and stabilize it.
If we adopt the principles of forest
conservation, the forests which will
grow from now on will not be tangled
of wilderness, left untouched for a
century or so and then ripped off so
as to leave the country desolate and
poor. Instead they will be carefully
tended and protected and, once estab-
lishad, will be permanently produc-
tive. Work in the forests will become
a regular and permanent business.
The new forests will be cut no faster
than they grow, just as the stockman
keeps up his herd and still sells off his
The coming of the new forests will
make steady and profitable odd-time
¢ and full-time work for the neighbor-
ing settlements. With them will come
more people, new wood-working in-
_dustries, and better local markets for
farm products. When there is pulp
and .cordwood, logs and lumber to be
shipped out, it will be possible to get
es keep such road and railroad
transportation as farming land alone
could not maintain.
No island of farming, mining, or
manufacturing industry can ever be
as valuable in an ocean of idle waste
as when surrounded by steadily pro-
_ ductive forests. The use of the poor-
er soils for forest crops will be prof-
itable to the men and women who are
engaged in every sort of occupation,
for it will cut down the cost of living
and increase the general wealth.
But before this can happen forest
‘devastation must stop.
Do You Know About Your Bible?
There are 3,586,489 letters? There
are 773,692 words? ‘There are 31,173
verses? There are 1,189 chapters?
There are 66 books? That the word
AND is used 46,277 times, the word
LORD is used 1,855 times and that
the word REVEREND occurs once, in
the 9th chapter of the 11th Psalm.
The middle verse of the Bible is the
8th verse of the 118th Psalm, while
“he 21st verse of the Tth chapter of
__.zra contains every letter of the al-
phabet but “J.”
The nineteenth chapter of Second
Kings, and the 37th chapter of Isaiah
The longest verse in the Bible is the
9th verse of the 8th chapter of Esth-
er, while the shortest verse is the 35th
verse of the 11th chapter of St. John.
The 8th, 21st and 31st verses of the
107th Psalm are all the same, while
each verse of the 13th Psalm ends
There are no words in the Bible
that are more than six syllables long.
How did we know all this? Well,
‘ the theological student who offers this
information spent three years at his
work, and-rather than quarrel with
him we'll believe it. He considers, by
the way, the 26th chapter of the Acts
of the Apostles to be the finest chap-
ter in the Bible.
Prices are teetotalers. They will
not take a drop.—Greenville (S. C.)
dears the signature of Chas, H. Fletcher.
In use for over thirty years, and
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
Real Estate Transfers.
George King to Mary Burd, tract in
Haines township; $350.
Henry Meyer, Exr., to C. J. Crouse,
tract in Haines township; $1410.
E. L. Morrison to Mabel Morrison,
tract in Liberty township; $400.
Security company of Pottstown to
Eva Flag, tract in State College; $750.
S. K. Hostetter, et al, to Andrew A.
George A. Beezer, et ux, to Christ
Beezer, tract in Benner township; $1.
Solomon Shay, et ux, to John S.
Wian, tract in Milesburg; $600.
Henry F. Kessinger, trustee, to
Chauncey DeLong, tract in Liberty
S. Ward Gramley, et ux, to Louise
R. Matthews, tract in Millheim, $3000.
Edward H. Myers, et ux, to Pauline
Bronoel, tract in State College; $4200.
Eva C. Flag to Ray H. Dotterer,
tract in State College; $6000.
J. W. Hartsock, guardian, to Jacob
Behrer, tract in Patton township;
Mollie Y. Pletcher, et al, to Clar-
ence A. Yearick, tract in Marion
John J. Twiggs to Wm. Kanjora,
tract in Rush township; $1.
Mabel M. Stover, et bar, to M. H.
Smith, tract in Millheim; $1450.
Samuel H. Gray, et al, to Charles C.
Hassinger, tract in Bellefonte; $450.
Irvin B. Showers, et ux, to Wallace
W. Woomer, tract in Ferguson town-
Catherine Brown to John Zavalyd-
riga, tract in South Philipsburg; $600.
Austura Hible, et bar, to Miklos
Sebok, et ux, tract in Rush township;
Mary Jane Shannon to Wm. Kern,
tract in Snow Shoe township; $650.
Wm. Kern, et ux, to Thomas Ward,
et ux, tract in Snow Shoe township;
Rhoda E. Williams to R. C. Bitting,
tract in Liberty township; $300.
Thomas B. Hill, et ux, to J. H. and
C. K. Eagle Textile Co., tract in Belle-
0. J. Harm, et ux, to Mark Seprich,
tract in Snow Shoe township; $1300.
Lucetta J. Harlacher to Susan A.
Harlacher, tract in Halfmoon town-
William Bigelow, et ux, to Davia
Howard, tract in Taylor township;
Charles B. Maxwell, et ux, to S.
Blaine Stine, tract in Rush township;
Paul Jones, et al, to Philipsburg
Hardware company, tract in Philips-
J. Daniel Keller, et ux, to W. T.
Boal, tract in College township; $2500.
Annie McMullen to Dorothy Wal-
ton, tract in Philipsburg; $7500.
M. N. Neidigh to Margaret Bierley,
tract in State College, $600.
Susan Gardner to Olive R. Strunk,
tract in Howard borough; $250.
J. A. Mease, et ux, to C. G. Decker,
tract in State College; $16,000.
Rachel L. Lucas, Exr.,, to M. S.
Betz, tract in Howard borough; $1300.
Olive Spotts, et al, to H. Frank
Brower, tract in Union township;
Josephine Alexander to Calvin Holt,
tract in Huston township; $1175.
George W. Bratton, et ux, to Peter
Carmelo, tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Rafaela Carmelo, et al, to George
W. Bratton, tract im Philipsburg;
George W. Bratton, et ux, to Thom-
as Drival, tract in Philipsburg; $10,-
Mike Perko, et ux, to Emil Vanlear,
tract in South Philipsburg; $2,200.
Frank T. Irvin, et al, to Mike Per-
ko, tract in Rush township; $75.
John I. Harvey, et ux, to Stanley
Coal Mining Co., tract in Philipsburg;
Clara Callahan, et al, to Mary A.
Haler, tract in Rush township; $1.
Oliver C. Witmer, et al, executors,
to Maggie Kelley, et al, tract in Ben-
ner township; $25.
PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN
Observe, Young Feller, what a Life-
time of Saving will do to you! The
Hard Saver has Nothing But dollars
and he's grown So Used to Clinging to
Them that he can’t even Loosen Up for
a Few Comforts of Life in his Old Age.
But his Heirs will soon take the Old
Man's Dollars out and Give them the
Borland, tract in State College; $4650. |
Money back without question’
RINGWORM, TETTER or
Fifteen Cents Buys a Paper Suit.
A bottle of mucilage, a cake of
soap and a wooden ruler will be the
only tailor equipment needed in the
future to make a man a glass of fash-
ion and the mold of form. At least
that was the prediction made when
the Department of Commerce at
Washington placed on view a selection
of men’s clothing made from paper in
Several “snappy dressers” thought
the new clothing with care-free and
daring “lines” might be evolved into
style “creations,” One suit was quoted
at fifteen cents, and another was
marked fifty-five cents, and a third,
with forty per cent. paper, was listed
Department officials said the suits
defy water better than the bathing
suits worn this year by the young
women at Atlantic City.
Peanut Growers Desire Protection.
That the importations of peanuts
from the Orient threaten to ruin the
peanut-growing industry in this coun-
try, is the opinion of the United Pea-
nut Association of America, in a
statement distributed among the far-
mers of the South, in which they are
urged to co-operate for their own pro-
tection. The production of peanuts in
China has increased tremendously
during the past few years, it is assert-
ed, and for the twelve months ending
June 30, 1920, the importations are
said to have been in excess of 150,-
000,000 pounds. The Oriental nuts
are produced at a cost much less than
that of domestic nuts. A restrictive
tariff on imported peanuts and vege-
table oils is proposed by the associa-
tion as a protective remedy for the
farmers of this country.
One Million Cases of Tuberculosis in
Tuberculosis sufferers are on the in-
crease in Japan, the latest returns in-
dicating the total number at over
Statistics formerly showed the mor-
tality at the rate of one in every four
patients. The latest tendency, how-
ever, is toward a gradual decrease in
the death rate. The spread of the dis-
ease is attributed to the inadequacy
of preventive measures.
ities have decided to establish a char-
ity hospital for consumptives in each
Steaal—Why such preparations?
Bella—I’'m expecting a nominating
committee of one.
——The supposition now is that
since the peace dove set out to find
that olive branch she must - have got
ho of a ripe olive.—Columbus Rec-
——Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
"Unveil Tablet for Roosevelt.
A large bronze tablet to the memo-
ry of Quentin Roosevelt was unveiled
at Quentin, a of Lebanon, Pa.,
on Saturday of last week, in the pres-
ence of representatives of the state
executive officers and various camps
of Sons of America of Lebanon coun-
ty, and the Posts of American Legion
and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The
town was formerly named Bismark,
but was changed to ‘Quentin during
the world war.
The tablet, besides a reference to
its purpose, contains these words:
“Only those are fitted to live who
do not fear to die, and none are fit to
live who have shrunk from the joy of
life and the duty of life. Both life
and death are parts of the same great
adventure. Never yet was worthy
adventure worthily carried through
by the man who put his personal safe-
U. S. Has Discovered a Cure for Lep-
Successful experiments upon fifty-
nine persons suffering from leprosy,
lead officials of the United States pub-
lic health service to believe that they
have at last found a cure for that an-
cient and dread disease. Every one of
the patients has recovered to such an
extent as to warrant his release on
parole, and after a year not one has
shown the smallest symptom of recur-
Announcement of this fact in the
journal of the Missouri Medical Asso-
ciation was confirmed by Dr. Claude
Lavindar, of the. Washington Public
| to Suffer
| When So Many Bellefonte Peoule are
i Pointing the Way Out.
i You may be brave enough to stand
i backache, or headache, or dizziness.
| But, if, in addition urination is disor-
: dered, look out! If you don’t try to
fix your sick kidneys, you may fall in-
to the clutches of dangerous disease
before you know it. But, if you live
more carefully and help your kidneys
with Doan’s Kidney Pills, you can
stop the pains you have and avoid fu-
ture danger as well. Don’t experi-
| ment—use the remedy Bellefonte peo-
ple are publicly endorsing. Read this
Mrs. Clair Miller, 231 E. Bishop St.,
Bellefonte, says: “Doan’s Kidney
Pills have been a household remedy
with us for years. I have used them
at different times with satisfactory re-
sults. 1 am glad to recommend
Doan’s Kidney Pills.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t sim-
ply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Miller had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 65-39
E feel that we are equipped
for any business relating
to banking. Long experience has
given us confidence in our ability
to serve you. |,
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. Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA. i;
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
THE STORE WHERE QUALITY REIGNS SUPREME.
COATS, SUITS AND DRESSES.
Our ready-to-wear department is now complete
in all sizes, all the new colors, and up-to-the minute
style Coats, Coat Suits, One-piece Dresses in Wool
Jersey, Tricotine, Serges, Georgettes, Satins and
Taffeta. A superb showing at prices comparisons
will prove very moderate.
Our winter stock of Furs just opened. All the
new shapes in collarettes, in black and all wanted
colors. Stoles, scarfs with cape styles, at prices less
than cost of manufacturing today.
SWEATERS, WOOL SCARF SETS.
Our lines of Knitted Sweaters and Scarf Sets
are wonderful. We are replenishing all the time.
See our new line just in this week.
Make Comfortables and Blankets feel warm.
Our stock is filled. Whether you want a cotton blan-
ket or a wool blanket, we have all qualities, and
prices are the lowest.
House cleaning time is here. We are ready to
fill all your wants, whether it is in Rugs, Curtains, or
Men’s, Women’s and Children’s. Men’s dress °
and work; Women’s dress and every day; Children’s
school shoes in black and cordovan.- Prices very low.
We invite comparisons.
Lyon & Co. « Lyen & Co.
THE STORE WHERE QUALITY REIGNS SUPREME