Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 29, 1921, Image 4

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    Denorraiic; Wald,
| Having read the account of the |
"Bellefonte, Pa., April 29, 1921.
Te Correspondents.—No communications
published unless accompanied by the real
name of the writer.
Terms of Subscription.—Until further
potice this paper will be furnished to sub-
scribers at the following rates:
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Paid before expiration of year
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Blames the Movies for Their Downfall.
Steve Sorokey and Metro Koval-
chick, two young men of Philipsburg,
were sentenced to the Huntingdon re-
formatory on Saturday afternoon by
Judge Henry C. Quigley, on the
charge of larceny, after they had
plead guilty to larceny, highway rob- |
bery and arson, and they both blamed
their downfall on the movies and ser-
ial stories of wild western episodes as
published in the cheap magazines.
On or about the thirteenth of April
the two young men and a companion
named John Kushnic watched a crap
game in which one man won twenty
dollars. When the winner started
home the three foreigners followed
him and in crossing a field they rob-
bed him of his money. They then
started out in true western desperado
style, and going into the country
broke into offices at several coal mines
and stole tools, dynamite, ete. At two
places they put off some of the dyna-
mite, wrecking one buildiing and do-
ing other damage. The last place they
visited was the camp of the Moun-
taineer hunting club. There they
found the club house unlocked and en-
tering found two eggs which they
cooked and ate, then tore the mat-
tresses from the bunks and set fire to
them, with the result that the club
house and all its contents were entire-
ly destroyed.
They then crossed the mountain to
Julian and hearing the state police
were after them walked to Tyrone,
and purchased tickets to Pittsburgh.
They remained there only one day
when they bummed their way back to
Tyrone, where Kushnic left the other
two who made their way across the
mountain to Philipsburg and were
promptly arrested. In passing sen-
tence Judge Quigley told the boys that
he would send them to the reforma-
tory on the charge of larceny but
would hold the other two charges over
them, and when they got out of the
reformatory they were to live clean
and law-abiding lives. If they did not,
and were ever again brought before
him he would then sentence them on
the other charges, which would mean
a long term in the penitentiary.
Tom Burns, of Bellefonte, was also
brought before the court on the charge
of larceny, or to be more explicit tak-
ing D. Wagner Geiss’ Ford car last’
Thursday night. Burns, who had
worked for Mr. Geiss on various oc-
casions, got with two college students
who had driven to Bellefonte Thursday
evening in a Ford car which developed
trouble when they reached Bellefonte.
They took it to the Beatty garage to
have it fixed but along about midnight
found out that the car could not be
fixed and they were in a dilemma as
to how they would get back to the
College. In company with Burns they
went up the alley to Mr. Geiss’ stable,
took out the car but were unable to
start it. The three of them pushed
the car down the alley to Spring
street, then to High and down High to
Water street where they fell into the
hands of the police. Burns was ar-
rested for larceny and the two stu-
dents for tampering with a car. The
latter were given a hearing before a
justice of the peace and paid the fine
and costs imposed. Burns was taken
before the court and plead guilty, and
because this was his third offense he
was given a year in jail.
Cattle Feeders’ Day May 5th.
The annual cattle feeders day at
State College has been set for May
5th, an all-day session. Prof. Tom-
have has arranged a well rounded pro-
gram which will include short speech-
es by President John W. Thomas
and Dean Watts to open the morning
session at 10 a. m., followed by a dis-
cussion of experimental cattle feeding
at the Indiana experiment station,
Purdue, by F. G. King.
At 1:30 p. m. the results for this
years’ feeding tests will be explained,
after which the meeting will be ad-
journed to the steers pens for an in-
spection of the different lots of steers.
Realizing that all steer feeders main-
tain in their bones a fondness to wit-
ness the true unadulterated range
method of lassoing and tying steers a
“real western show” will be put on in
the afternoon. “Buck Irving”
demonstrate how they rope ’em out
west. An outlaw horse has also been
secured for “Buck” to saddle and ride.
All told it will be a day of real meat,
sound facts and enough spice to keep
. every one good natured.
— After all it is just as well that
Bill Haywood jumped his bail and es-
caped to Russia. If he had taken his
medicine like a man he would have
been free to renew his criminal career
in twenty years and now this country
is secure from him forever. Besides
we save the bill for his board during
the period of his imprisonment.
ee Seivigi a ——
— If it be true that cats in New
York are trained to set buildings on
fire it is up to the insurance compa-
nies to set traps for the owners of the
——Subseribe for the “Watchman.”
will -
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Mrs. Martin Now Liberally Stocked Big List of Entries in High Schools Track and Field Meet to be! WOMER.—Mrs. Rebecca Emenhizer
With All Needful Things.
stringent circumstances of Mrs. J. T.
! Martin, of Clarence, in a Philadelphia
“paper and republished in the Centre
‘county papers, the good people of Zi-
on, led by Kenneth Noll, a son of Mr.
‘and Mrs. Boyd A. Noll, of that place,
| gathered up a donation for her bene-
| fit. In fact to make the affair general
. in that section the preachers announc-
"ed the matter from the pulpits on
| Sunday and the response was not only
| prompt but generous. So generous,
lin fact that when everything was
- gathered together on Tuesday even-
ling it was found that about seventy-
i five dollar’s worth of stuff had been
contributed. This included everything
iin the way of produce, vegetables,
| groceries, clothing, etc., with a small
| amount of money. In fact there was
so much of it that it was necessary
i for John W. Eby to furnish his car
| and Earl Armstrong his truck, with
Seymour Confer and son along, to con- |
vey the stuff to Clarence on Wednes-
| And when they got there they found
i that Mrs. Martin’s wants had already
been well provided for. She had not
~only received a bountiful supply of
‘neighborhood of six hundred dollars
in cash. She had paid her bill of
, $175.00 at the store of Oscar J. Harm
i and will pay the North American next
| week for the Sunday papers advanced
_| her son for sale. The Zionites found
“| Mrs. Martin to be a thrifty, rather in-
| telligent woman and deserving of all
the assistance given her. But she is
now well stocked with everything
needful and requests that nothing
more be sent her, as she has enough
to do her four or five months and by
that time her boys will probably be
at work again. She did, however, ex-
press her sincere thanks for what she
received and wants every one to know
how she appreciates the liberality of
the people everywhere.
Mr. Eby told the “Watchman” ed-
itor yesterday that while Mrs. Mar-
tin’s wants have been supplied there
are five or six other families in that
section just as bad off as she was and
now she is playing the Lady Bounti-
ful and giving them out of the gener-
ous donations given to her.
Odd Fellows at Lock Haven.
Hundreds of Odd Fellows from all
over Centre county journeyed to Lock
Haven on Tuesday to attend the an-
nual meeting of the Central Pennsyl-
vania Odd Fellows’ association. Belle-
fonte was well represented at the
gathering, six bus loads of Centre
Lodge No. 152, including the Odd Fel-
lows band, going down, while a num-
ber went by train.
At the business meeting in the
morning Sunbury was selected as the
place for meeting next year and the
H. C. Keightly, Williamsport;
president, J. W. Stroh, Sunbury;
treasurer, H. H. Blair, Williamsport;
secretary, W. E. H. Laird, Williams-
| port; assistant secretary, W. A. Mil-
ler, Tyrone; chaplain, G. W. Northon,
Of course the main feature of the
gathering was the big parade in the
afternoon. It included three divisions
of Odd Fellows, followed by the Re-
bekahs and various civic organiza-
tions of Lock Haven. It was a most
| creditable parade in every way and
{ proved that the arrangements made
| by the committee in charge were com-
plete in every detail.
All the visiting Odd Fellows were
much pleased by the arrangements
made for their entertainment in Lock
Knights of Columbus Celebrate Thir-
teenth Anniversary.
The Bellefonte Council, No. 1314,
Knights of Columbus, celebrated the
thirteenth anniversary of its institu-
tion on Sunday. Owing to the remod-
eling of the Bellefonte Trust company
building the exercises were held in the
I. O. O. F. lodge rooms in the Crider
stone building. Guests were present
from Lock Haven, Renovo, Williams-
port and other places. District depu-
ty McCarthy exemplified the work of
the third degree at a session of the
Knights held at two o’clock in the
afternoon, and a luncheon was served
at 5:30 o’clock to over six hundred
people, members of the Bellefonte
Council and visiting Knights. The
Bellefonte Council is increasing in
membership and strength and will
soon rank as one of the leading Coun-
cils in the central part of the State.
—The Legislature adjourned last
night after having passed all of the
administration measures except the
tax on amusements and bill boards.
The more important bills passed in-
clude the new inheritance tax, the
coal tax, the prohibition enforcement
act, the new welfare law, the full crew
repealer and the repeal of the mon-
partisan election law whereby judicial
candidates ran on a separate ticket.
mr ——— A san.
——While experimenting with a
loaded revolver, on Monday morning,
Walter Herring, eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. Herring, of Penn Hall, was
shot in the abdomen when the revol-
ver was accidentally discharged. He
was hurried to the Bellefonte hospital
where every effort is being made to
save his life.
——During Tuesday afternoon’s
storm lightning struck the barn of
William Zeigler, at Rebersburg, and
burned it to the ground. The flames
also communicated to the C. L. Gram-
ley barn and it also was destroyed.
| Both barns were insured.
provisions and clothing but in the |
in the various athletic contests of the first annual High school track and field |
meet ever held in Centre county. The meet, which will be under the auspices |
. of the Centre County Athletic Association, of which John B. Payne, is presi-
dent, will be held on Hughes field, Bellefonte, and the preliminary events will
' begin promptly at eleven o’clock. At noontime a picnic dinner will be enjoyed !
in Humes’ woods, adjacent to Hughes field. Members of the Penn State Ru- |
ral Life Club will act as officials of the meet.
i fallowing ‘officers elected: President, |
vice |
Held on Hughes Field To-morrow.
More than two hundred athletes, boys and girls, representing nine High |
| Womer passed to her reward at 1:30
| o'clock last week at the home of her
| daughter, Mrs. Amelia Rickard, at Or-
| viston, following months of patient
' suffering with a complication of dis-
schools in Centre county and the Spring Mills Vocational school, will appear | o5qaq.
winners. Following is the full list of entries:
Philipsburg High School
1 Willard Lathers 9 Frank Brumbaugh 17
2 Norman Fouckner 10 John Shellingsford 18
3 Carl Mellin 11 Quay Williams 19
4 Jerome Woomer 12 George Fryberger 20
5 Alfred Jones 13 Roy Wilburn 21
6 Ed Steinkeichner i4 Anna Thompson 22
7 Glenn Ibberson 15 Ruth Fulton 23
8 Guy Tuttle 16 Helen Hess 24
State College
Forest Homan
Dale Slagle
Hareld Shirk
Ned Willard
Helen Henry
High School
28 John Erb 42 R. Stephens 56
29 Kennet Bottorf 43 Harry Hoy 57
30 Harold Witmer 44 Robert Graham 58
31 David Way 45 Budd Knoll 59
32 Guy Kerstetter 46 Harry Winter 60
33 William Kuhn 47 Dan Longberger 61
34 Glenn Edmiston 48 Claude Shore 62
35 Harry Smith 49 Claude Koch 63
36 Geo. Searson 50 Otto Scott 64
87 L. P. Minnich 51 Sue Long 65
38 Richard Fletcher 52 Emily Corl 66
39 Robert Fletcher 53 Jennie Womer 67
Bellefonte High School
100 William Waite 108 Nevin Robb 116
101 Musser Gettig 109 Joseph Herman 117
102 Linn Bodle 110 Otto Smith 118
103 John Bodle 111 Scott Wolford 119
104 Leslie Thomas 112 Stanley Williams 120
105 Herbert Larimer 113 Edward Harnish 121
106 William Kline 114 Merrel Gordon 122
107 Thomas Mensch 115 Charles Keller 123
Spring Mills Vocational School
68 John Decker 77 Geo. Hosterman 86
69 Lee Vonada 78 M. Burrell 87
70 Roy Rote 79 Lynn Meyer 88
71 Eugene Slegel 80 Blaine Malone 89
72 Paul Bartges 81 John A. Meyer 90
73 Jacob Bartges 82 Tacey Smith 91
74 Ray Bartges 83 Theresa Wagner 92
75 Robert Albright 84 Renna Heckman 93
76 Biron Decker 85 Janet Campbell 94
Centre Hall High School
150 William Sweetwood 158 Russell Reish 166
151 James Royer 159 Paul Fetterolf 167
152 Newton Crawford 160 Edward Foust 168
153 Harold Keller 161 Myles Snyder 169
154 William Foust 162 Emily Jordan 170
155 Stanley Brooks 163 Mabelle Sharer 171
156 Howard Emery 164 Sara Snyder 172
157 John Reish 165 Gertrude Ruble 173
Howard High School
175 Harry Tice 178 181
176 Deane Johnston 179,
177 Sheldon Hoffman 180
Port Matilda High School
Fred Woodring
Rudolph Williams
223 Samuel Harshbarger 225
224 Herman Bennett
Millheim High School
185 Franklin Stover 189 Bruce Shreckengast 193
186 Wendell Goodhart 190 Rufus Smith 194
187 Merle Rishell 191° Marion Meyers 195
188 Norman Braucht 192 Evelyn Snyder 196
Bertha Bower
Boalsburg High School
Medals will be awarded all
Edna Asheroft
Elizabeth Harvey
Norma Erb
Louise Bailey
Helen Lucas
Margaret Latz
Frances Custer
Jane Lucas
Hilda P. Mayes
Carrie Holter
Beatrice Corl
Madeline Schreck
Mary Tate
Anna Krebs
Sara Light
Winifred Slagel
Sara Mallony
Minerva Cleaver
Veda Shawley
Mary Houser
Marion Leathers
Madaline Schreck
Margaret Stevenson
Mary Chambers
Louise McClure
Mavis Furey
Grace Sasserman
Kathryn Johnson
Mary Katz
Sara Rishel
Sara Goodhart
Martha Smith
Bessie Wolfe
Tona Hosterman
Anna Winkleblech
Katherine Rearick
M. Bright
Celia Malone
Ellen Meeker
Hazel Ripka
Elizabeth Royer
Ellen Burkholder
Gladys Garbrick
Esther Wagner
Helen Tressler
Vianna Zettle
Alice Snyder
Pauline Kessler
Jean Hosterman
Edwina Ulrich
Her maiden name was Rebecca Em-
enhizer and she was born in Curtin
township on October 4th, 1832, hence
had reached the advanced age of 88
years, 6 months and 14 days. She
was the widow of the late William
Womer, who passed away several
years ago. She was the mother of a
. large family of children, one son, John
- Womer, having died in June, 1912,
while those who survive are as fol-
lows: William Womer, of Piteairn;
Alonzo, of Romola; Thomas P., of Or-
.viston; Mrs. Amanda Boyer, of Avis;
| Mrs. Mary Hysong, of Pitcairn; Mrs.
Hannah Thompson, ‘of West Browns-
ville; Mrs. Amelia Rickard, of Orvis-
ton, and Mrs. Jennie Leathers, of Cur-
tin. She also leaves a large number
of grand-children and several great
- grand-children.
Mrs. Womer was one of those kind-
ly, old-fashioned women who were a
moral blessing to any community.
With malice toward none her heart
overflowed with love for her fellow-
men and women. She believed in
charity for all and practiced it in her
‘daily life. When in the vigor of
health she was always first to minis-
ter at the sick bed and the last to
leave those who mourned. She was a
good worker in the church and always
practiced the teachings she so pains-
takingly preached to others. Loved
rand revered by a large circle of
friends and acquaintances grand-
"mother Womer will be sadly missed
. by all.
The remains were taken to the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Leath-
ers, at Curtin, where funeral services
‘were held on Monday by Rev. Walter
| Merrick, of the Orviston Church of
. Christ, after which the remains were
i laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery.
| i I
{ CORMAN.—Mrs. Susan Corman,
‘wife of Adam Corman, passed away
| yesterday morning at the home of her
sister, Mrs. W. S. White, at Axe
! Mann, following an illness of some
! months with dropsy. Her maiden
| name was Susan Gingerich and she
i was born in Pennsvalley sixty-seven
i years ago. In addition to her hus-
{band she is survived by one son,
i Charles W. Corman,
She also leaves the following brothers
and sisters: Mrs. Wallace White and
Mrs. James Sommers, of Axe Mann;
Mrs. Jacob Confer, of Howard; Mrs.
David Raymond,
and Samuel Gingerich, of Centre Hall;
Grant, of Clearfield, and John, of
Barnesville. Funeral services will be
held tomorrow afternoon, burial to be
made at Axe Mann.
1] i
NOLAN.—James M. Nolan, an at-
torney at law who a number of years
home in Tekoa, State of Washington,
on April 5th, as the result of injuries
sustained in a fall over a year ago.
He was born in Ireland and was about
seventy years old. Coming to this
country when a young man he located
in Clearfield county and after work-
ing at various things for a number of
years read law and was admitted to
practice in both Centre and Clearfield
counties. A number of years ago he
went west and became interested in
mining propositions. His wife and
three children live in the neighborhood
buried in Washington.
! 1
i .
POWERS. — Mrs. Mary Pawers,
widow of John Powers, died at her
home on north Spring street at 5:30
an illness of two weeks with a compli-
200 Robert Hess 203 Russell Bohn 206 Fay Bohn cation of diseases. She was a daugh-
201 Paul Ishler 204 Jane Smith 207 ter of Patrick and Bridget Keenan
202 Philip Musser 205 Sara Klinefelter 208 and was born in Bellefonte on June
209 18th, 1840, hence was in her eighty-
first year. She was married to John
Powers on November 2nd, 1886, and
Aaronsbhurg High School he passed away in 1895. She never
210 Heyl Wolf 212 Carl Stover 214 hod ong suite wd yee
211 Harry Burd 218 Ward Hosterman 215 no immediate survivors... Foneral
services were held in the Catholic
: church at nine o’clock on Wednesday
morning by Rev. Father Downes, after
FINAL BYENTS IN ORDER which burial was made in the Catholic
1. Low Hurdles........Class A 15. One Mile Run....,.Class A | cemetery.
2. 100 yds Dash....... Class B 16. One Mile Runm...... Class B B , d
3.. 100 yds Dash....... Class A 17. Baseball Throw.....Class A WEAVER.—Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver
4, High Jump... ....,. Class A 18. Baseball Throw..... Class B | died on Tuesday of last week at the
5. High Jump. .o oer rs Class B19. 220 yds Dash....... Class A (Lome of her daughter, Mrs. Alva
* 50. 290 vds Dash al B Probst, in Lock Haven, following a
6. 50 yds Dash........ Class A 5 vds Dash,..... .Class long illness, aged 73 years. She is
7. 50 yds Dash........ Class B* 21. Baseball Throw...,.Class A* |gyrvived by ten children, namely:
8. Shot Put.........,.Clazs A 22, Baseball Throw.....Class B* | Irvin Showers, of Milesburg; Harry
9, Shot Put........... Class B 23. Mile Bun......... Class A Weaver, of Middleburg; Howard, of
10. Broad Jump........Class A 24. % Mile Bun.......,. Class B | Spring Mills; Albert, of Erie; Mrs.
11. 440 yds Dash....... Class A 25. 3 Mile Relay........ Class A* | Charles Frankenberger, of Millheim;
12. 440 yds Dash....... Class B 26. 3 Mile Relay....... Class B* MY ed gs) of aie
13. 440 yds Walk. ...... Class A* 27. IMileRelay........ Class A |g Mrs B. J. Moltz Mrs, A.C.
14. 440 yds Walk. ...... Class B* 28. 1 Mile Relay....... Class B | ; dM ? ek. of
*__Girls Event
i Probst, and Mrs. John L. Jones, of
Lock Haven. Funeral services were
held last Thursday afternoon by Rev.
Two Youthful Murderers Electrocuted. ' forts were made to save the youn
- | men from the death chair but neither
Clarence R. Collins and Charles C. the Supreme court nor the Beard of
Reinicker, two Adams county young Pardons would intervene.
: J. W. Thompson, burial being made in
o , the Highland cemetery, Lock Haven.
SMITH soe Smith, a well known
Both bod- resident of Potter township, died at
men who on October 16th, 1918, killed ies were claimed by relatives and his home below Centre Hall on Wed-
George J. Bushman, a well to do liv- shipped to Gettysburg for burial.
eryman of Gettysburg then took the
body to Harrisburg and hid it in the!
bushes along the Susquehanna river,
were electrocuted at the western pen- |
icker was but seventeen years old day evening, May 4th, from eight un-
Community Party.
| nesday morning as the result of a
| stroke of paralysis, aged 77 years.
surviving him are several children.
A community party will be given in Burial will be made at Centre Hall to-
itentiary on Monday morning. Rein- the Town Hall, Bellefonte, on Wednes- morrow morning.
when the crime was committed and til twelve o'clock.
Collins eighteen. The young men en-
lonely place in the road they killed
him, rifled his pockets then took the
On account of their youth unusual ef-
There will be dancing, cards and re-
gaged Bushman to take them for an | freshments, under the direction of the,
auto ride into the country and at a | Woman's Guild of St. John’s Episco-
pal church and the music will be fur- heart.
| His wife died several years ago but
Il il
KLINGER.—Guy Willard Klinger,
son of Charles A. and Emma Klinger,
died at the Klinger home in Altoona
on Sunday morning of leakage of the
He was born at Youngwood,
nished by the Academy orchestra. An ' Blair county, on June 11th, 1909, hence
body in his own car to Harrisburg. | admission of 75 cents will be charg- was almost twelve years old. In ad-
16-2t dition to his parents he is survived by
of Bellefonte.
of Sunbury; Mrs. |
Thomas Bilger, of Nebraska; George
ago lived in Philipsburg and practiced
in the Centre county courts, died at his
of Philipsburg. The remains were
o’clock on Monday morning following
these brothers and sisters: Jessie,
Maude, Grace, Hazel, Roy and Rus-
sell, all at home. The remains were
brought to Centre county on Wednes-
day and taken to Boalsburg where
funeral services were held in the Re-
formed church and burial made in the
Boalsburg cemetery.
Il 1}
SWANEY.—John R. Swaney died
very suddenly at two o’clock on Mon-
day afternoon at the home of his sis-
ter, Mrs. Levi A. Miller, at Pleasant
Gap, aged 68 years, 10 months and 12
days. Mr. Swaney had been suffering
for some time past with a complica-
tion of ailments, most proncunced
among which was leakage of the
heart. He ate his dinner Mond=y and
about two o'clock was sitting in a
chair watching his sister put up cur-
tains. He got up to offer her assist-
ance but she protested, telling him he
had better not do it. In answer he
told her that his heart was feeling
quite bad, and hardly had he spoken
the words when he dropped over. Dr.
Barlett was promptly summoned but
stated that death was undoubtedly in-
A good portion of Mr. Swaney’s life
was spent in the coal regions and for
eighteen years he was foreman of a
group of coke ovens in Clearfield
county, becoming very proficient in
the burning of coke. Later he went
to Monongahela where he was ship-
ping clerk for ten years for a large
manufacturing plant. His health fail-
ing he decided to retire and during the
past six years had made his home with
his sister at Pleasant Gap.
As a young man he was united in
marriage to a Miss McDermott, who
died a number of years ago, but sur-
viving him are two sons and four
daughters, none of whom live in Cen-
tre county. Funeral services at the
Miller home at three o’clock on Wed-
nesday afternoon were in charge of
Rev. W. P. Ard, burial being made
in the Lutheran cemetery at the Gap.
- RIDER.—Mrs. Margaret E. Rider,
wife of David W. Rider, died at her
home in Benner township on Tuesday
of last week after an illness of sev-
eral weeks with a complication of dis-
eases. She was a daughter of Charles
and Mary Alters McClintock and was
born on September 28th, 1859, mak-
ing her age 52 years, 6 months and 21
days in addition to her husband she
is survived by the following children:
George W., of Valley View; Calvin, of
Bellefonte; Mrs. Sadie Casper, of Fill-
more, and Ruby, at home. Burial was
made in the Meyers cemetery last
Woleslagle — Woleslagle., — Free-
man V.Woleslagle and Miss Laura C.
Woleslagle, both of Unionville, were
united in marriage at that place on
April 18th, by Rev. U. L. Lyle.
Marriage Licenses.
Norman R. Bierly, Rebersburg, and
Marie E. Leister, Spring Mills.
John R. Brungart, Rebersburg, and
Ruth M. Royer, Haines township.
i Elias W. Ripka and Roxy N. Zettle,
Spring Mills.
| Earl B. Swartzell, Milroy, and Mar-
tha I. Musser, Millheim.
{ Harry W. Etters, Clarence, and Ve-
rina P. Park, Snow Shoe.
Clyde E. Daughenbaugh and Lau-
rena C. Shope, Port Matilda.
Edward V. Bell, Mackinaw, Ill., and
i Alice Madaline Baney, Bellefonte.
W. S. Ward, of Baileyville, is quite
ill with an attack of indigestion.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bierly, in their
Ford stdan, left the early part of the
week for a drive to Philadelphia where
they will spend a week taking in the
sights and looking at the spring fash-
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Corl, accompan-
ied by their son, Grover Cleveland
Corl and wife, motored to Waynesboro
on Monday to add their: blessing to
their first grand-daughter, who arriv-
ed recently in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Wray Reed.
Will Spray 20,000 Acres of Potatoes.
“Farmers all over Pennsylvania
have been convinced that potato
spraying and seed selection pays, and
we look for improved methods on up-
wards of twenty thousand acres this
year, as against six thousand acres
last year,” says Professor E. L. Nix-
on, extension plant pathologist at The
Pennsylvania State College, who three
years ago began to preach potato im-
provement on a rapidly increasing
scale in Pennsylvania. Three years
ago with the aid of several county
agents he put on some potato spray-
ing demonstrations in a few counties
with startling results in the yield. The
climax came last year when on 3000
farms potato spraying demonstrations
were conducted that gave an increas-
ed yield of 74.7 bushels per acre. Dis-
ease-free seed gave an increase of 66.7
bushels per acre, or a total of almost
sixty per cent. increase through im-
proved methods.
These resuits have convinced grow-
ers in two ways that are apparent at
the present time. There will be a con-
tinuance of spraying demonstrations,
over 200 being arranged for at this
time, in fifty-five counties, which will
cover 1500 acres. Seventy-five thous-
and bushels of disease-free seed have
been secured through State College
and county agents and will be planted
this season, and a great increase in
yield is expected from them. During
the growing season over 350 “better
seed” meetings will be held in sixty
counties. Hundreds of spraying ma-
chines have been purchased by Penn-
sylvania potato growers in the past
few years, and scores of farmers will
spray this season as individuals, hav-
ing seen the advisability through dem-
onstrations on their own or neighbor’s
farms. The need for demonstrations
is declining as more farmers see with
their own eyes the results of good
seed and the spray pump.