Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 29, 1921, Image 7

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    Bellefonte, Pa., April 29, 1521.
—Late hatched chicks seldom prove
profitable as winter layers. April is
the month when the great bulk of
hatching should be done.
—Owing to favorable rainfall and
weather this spring pasture, will be
earlier than usual. Livestock farm-
ers should take advantage of this fact
and move herds and flocks to summer
pasture early.
—The average garden cannot long
grow well without animal manure.
Yet chemical fertilizers, of a grade
recommended for potatoes will be
found very useful, especially on the
more fertile soils of Pennsylvania.
—Indications point to a greater
adoption of the “spraying for higher
production” of potatoes in Pennsylva-
nia this year than ever before.
College extension men and county
agents are organizing demonstrations.
—Every manure pile is a fly incu-
bator. Time used now in cleaning up
breeding places for flies is very prof-
itably spent. Low places about the
barn and in the barn yard should be
drained or filled in. Keep the manure
away from the barn. It is better to
destroy the breeding places than to,
try to keep flies out with screens.
—“Rearing Chicks” and “Common
Poultry Diseases” are the titles of the
most recent circulars for free distri-
bution put out by the Department of
Agricultural Extension at The Penn-
sylvania State College, State College,
Pa. Every person raising poultry
should have a copy of each in hand. !
Write to the department for them.
—The farmer interested in hauling
his produce to market in the most
economical fashion can not afford to
overlook the benefits derived from
good roads. Investigation before and
after the improvement of certain
highways shows that the cost per ton-
mile was practically cut in half by
reason of the betterment of the road.
—An acre in this country contains
43,560 square feet, or 160 square rods.
A patch 69 yards five inches wide, and
70 yards long is practically an acre of
ground. It is far better to see how
much can be raised on an acre than to
follow the old plan of showing just
how many acres one is able to plant
and partially cultivate. The one-acre
crop is in line with high-class diver-
sified farming.
—The best crops to plant in early
spring for hog pasture are wheat,
oats, rye, barley, rape, Canadian field
peas, and vetch. Any of the cereals
do well planted singly or in combina-
tion with rape, Canadian field peas,
and vetch. In certain sections, where
these crops will survive the winter,
they can be sown the previous fall.
There are a large number of valuable
hog forages which may be grown in
the South. They include corn, sor-
ghum, winter grains, alfalfa, red and
crimson clover, soy beans, velvet
beans, cowpeas, peanuts, chafus,
sweet potatoes, mangels and rape.
—Ordinarily, with all ages of swine,
a bushel of shelled corn will produce
an average of 10 pounds of pork. In
an experiment at the South Dakota
Station, on an average for the two
years of feeding period of 62 days
each, a bushel of shelled corn yielded '
11.9 pounds of pork. But when an av-
erage of 153 pounds of milk was fed
with a bushel of shelled corn, an av-
erage yield of 17.7 pounds of pork
was produced. This was a difference !
in favor of the milk’
of 5.8 pounds
lots; or, in other words, the milk was
equal to 5.8 pounds of pork. How-
ever, it must not be understood that
this quantity of milk fed to a pig
without the corn would
bination, as above stated, similar re-
sults are to be expected.
—Brood sows as often suffer from
over-feeding as from under-feeding.
An abundance of fat is the worst en-
emy of the litter. Sows that are to
raise pigs should be taken away from
the rest of the hogs and be fed a dif-
ferent ration. Three excellent rations
are: (1) One part high-grade tank-
ave, 12 parts corn; (2), skim-milk or
battermilk and corn using 3 parts of
the milk to one part of corn; (3),
wheat and shorts. Whichever one of
these rations is used, a rack contain-
ing alfalfa should be so placed that
the sows have free access to the hay
at all times. In addition, the sows
should be supplied with minerals. It
is a good plan to dump the wood and
coal ashes in the lot where the sows
run. A mixture composed of a basket
of charcoal or fine coal, 5 pounds of
salt, 5 pounds of air-slaked lime, and
2 pounds of sulphur will give good re-
turns, if kept easily available.
—Despite the recent fruit freeze, it
is imperative that fruit spraying be
continued to control pests that are
The “pink spray” should be on in
southern counties and under way in
others; a week to ten days later fol-
low by the petal fall of codling moth
spray using lime-sulphur to test
1.008 with three pouds of dry arsen-
ate of lead and one pint of Black Leaf
40 to 100 gallons of solufion.
Red spider eggs are very abundant
and are beginning to hatch. Spray
several times during the spring with
lime-sulphur solution one to forty, or
1.008 strength. The next three spray-
ings which are ordinarily made on ap-
ple trees will control the pest until
mid-summer. On the stone fruits
place dependence on self-boiled lime-
sulphur wash, 8-8-50.
Leaf roller eggs are being laid at
this time and will produce the small
worms which make scars on apples,
especially during the late summer. The
next three regular sprayings will take
care of these pests to some extent, but
it is fully as important to spray about
the first week in August at the time
that arsenate of lead is applied for
the second brood codling moth. Lime-
sulphur and lead in the usual propor-
tions will control the insects.
If the entire fruit crop was destroy-
ed by the freeze, special modifications
may be made to meet conditions. Be-
fore doing this consult the county
agent or the State College patholo-
gists or entimologists.
State |
yield this’
amount of gain; but when fed in com-
Forget! Forget!
The tide of life is turning;
The waves of light ebb slowly down the
west ;
Along the edge of dark
To guide the spirit safely to an isle of rest.
A little rocking on the tranquil deep
Of song to soothe thy yearning,
A little slumber and a little sleep.
And so forget, forget! —Henry VanDyke.
Don’t use a big brush or a well-fill-
ed palette when you introduce color
in your new clothes. Avoid the pos-
ter effect. It’s too strong, too bold.
You know “correct dressing” means to
be attractive and yct net conspicuous.
Just now the vivid touch of color is
the smart note in fashionable dress,
but don’t make your dash a splash.
Don’t make it too big, or put it where
it doesn’t belong. You want to aim at
artistic effect. You want to look at
your gown as if you were painting a
picture, and study where to place the
Then, too, you want to treat color
' cautiously. If you don’t it’s sure to
| have its revenge. Have you ever
| thought that colors have a real person-
ality? Some are shrewish and spite-
ful; some fight with their neighbors,
. and others are kindly and greatly to
i be trusted. That’s why I say, in this
: season when color counts so much, be
wary how to use it.
Many women who wear color are so
| afraid of it, so uncertain as to its
proper use, that they just don’t use it
at all. Many other women who love
i color go in for a whole riot of it, and
“in their effort to rival the rainbow
lose all artistic effect. A rainbow,
' you know, is a good way off. Perhaps
| we couldn’t stand it if it were near by.
Today it isn’t much color, but the
i vivid spot of color that counts, that
! brings out the complete charm of the
{ dress. If it is intoduced cleverly, one
i doesn’t look paticularly at the color,
| but at the dress. It is position that
counts—there’s the achievement.
some stars are
Let’s take the sash as a color medi-
um. It’s used with telling effect in
i frocks for almost all occasions. There
is the smart evening gown for sum-
| mer-night dances. In soft ecru lace,
' for instance, it’s at its loveliest with a
' pomegranite sash of lustrous wide
i ribbon. This same idea of color ac-
; cent is carried out in an exquisite din-
ner gown of dark blue filet mesh lace
. heavily embroidered, with the sash in
the sun shades, blending from sunset
| pink into orange and then sinking in-
i to rose-henna. Sashes of tulle are
| also charming in their effect, if the
right sash is worn with the right
i The youthful tailored suits are
"quite their smartest in some incon-
! spicuous color, dull gray or navy,
- when the spot of color is introduced
in a sash of crepe de chine. Here
much novelty may be shown. With
the gray suit the sash may be rose-
henna crepe with long knotted silk
fringe. With the navy suit, the sash
may be in self-color, but wool em-
broidered in fruits or conventionalized
flowers, using such colors as tangerine
or green. :
In the smart one-piece dresses of
Canton crepe or soft twill, frequently
the fabric is in some inconspicuous
neutral tone. Pewter gray or a nat-
ural linen shade are both stylish, with
the accenting color introduced in the
The new link girdles of galalith are
specially smart for this purpose. Just
think for yourself how clever a gray
frock would look with one of these
touch of tangerine being introduced
in the medallions, which alternate with
the links in forming these new girdles.
Sometimes the medallions show fruit
decorations, asa little group of little
oranges, plums and pears in tange-
rine and bright yellow on an open-
work background. Then, again, they
come in either black or ivory-toned
links, with the medallions decorated
in vari-colored rosebuds. These gir-
dles are generally finished with some
striking pendant. Other good-look-
ing novelty girdles are made of a com-
bination of tomato-red beads and
black galalith links, with pendant
drop in black as a finish. They cer-
tainly are successful in giving just
the right color note to a gown.
Even the woman most conservative
about her street clothes allows herself
one spot of color, and that is her hat.
With a dark brown one-piece gown
embroidered in self-color, she’s quite
apt to wear a silk and straw hat in
bright cornflower blue. With a gray
suit, she may choose a hat of henna
silk, with perhaps a scarf of gray
chiffon draped about it.
A small hat composed of crepe de
chine folds and bands of raffia is deep
nasturtium in color. In front it is
trimmed with motifs of §ligtening,
tawny gold beads. Such a hat would
look specially smart worn with a buff
linen or faille silk frock, or with a
link girdles in black, a pronounced |
simple gown of gray georgette or jer-
sey. With a gray gown, for instance,
{ where the color emphasis is to be en-
_tirely in the hat, gray stockings and
gray suede strap pumps should be
worn. In fact, the whole gown should
be a study in gray.
With dressy gowns of charmeuse,
embroidered net or lace, suggesting
; the Directoire in their design, the
quaint poke hat completes the pic-
ture. If the gown is black, a very
' new idea is to have the piquant poke.
' black, with one long broad streamer
, in color; or the poke may have a loose
chin strap of velvet in one of the fas-
cinating sweet-pea shades, French
blue, or sunset red.
i. The color vogue has surely swept
into the new veils with a vengeance.
, They are quite capable of furnishing
the dash of color. One square veil,
, the latest thing out, is of rich navy
mesh scattered with a big floral mo-
i tif in folly red. The red design in the
veil should be the one touch of bril-
liant color in the entire costume. That
is, the hat, the mesh of the veil, and
the frock should all be navy.
Color is introduced in another effec-
tive way in the hat and veil: With a
seagull gray gown wear a brilliant
straw hat, say in the new bright blue-
jay shade, draped with a gray veil in
a metallic effect. This idea of veiling
the color note is often used to artistic
——The histoic old Bruton parish
church at Williamsburg, Va., has been
presented with a new Bible by former
President Wilson, to take the place of
the present one, the gift of King Ed-
ward VII. The latter will be preserv-
ed for its historic interest.
Coa oa of
Jewelers and
61-22 tf
and Wedding Gifts
“Gifts that Last”
F. P. Blair & Son,
Bellefonte, Pa.
90,000 !
should place your order
Total Production 127,074
compelled to wait for their cars.
big surplus of orders will prevent anything like prompt deliveries.
Some FACTS About
Here are authentic figures from the Ford factory at Detroit. They
show you just how many Ford cars and trucks have been built each
month since January 1, 1921, and how many have been sold to retail
customers, in the United States.
JANUARY 29,883
MARCH 61,886
showing that actual sales for the first three months of 1921 exceeded production by
80,958 Ford cars and trucks !
April requisitions already specify 107,719 additional cars and trucks, and the
estimated April output of the factory and assembly plants combined calls for only
These facts clearly show that the demand for Ford products is growing much
faster than manufacturing facilities to produce, and were it not for the dealers’ limited
stocks, which are now being rapidly depleted, many more customers would have been
It will be only a matter of weeks, therefore, until a
If you would be sure of having your Ford car or truck when you want it, you
Phone us or drop us a card.
now. Don’t delay.
Bellefonte, Pa.
Total Retail Sales 208,032
Delivered to
Retail Customers
ENE Eee ooo ooo
on sale at Yeager’s Shoe Store
On or about May 10th I will receive and have
on sale the largest shipment of Geraniums
ever brought to Centre county.
These Geraniums will be the very best, and
carefully selected as to color and variety.
You will need them for your porch boxes,
your lawn, and for Decoration Day.
I will be pleased to have you call and pur-
chase your needs in this line.
Yeager’s Shoe Store
Bush Arcade Building
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Special Merchandise
at the Right Prices
31200 Seamless Sheets, special... .memen corm ome ence oem $1.50
36 inch Unbleached Muslift.wsmen cam mnscoconcasime re ees 10c¢
36 inch Bleached and Unbleached Heavy Muslin... ___ 15¢
36 inch Bleached and Unbleached Muslin, the best. -__- 20¢
56 inch Table Damask that sold at $1.25, now---———-_-__-65¢€
58 inch Table Damask that sold at $1.50, nOW-- ———— oo 80c¢
Blue, Red and Tan Damask (very scarce) now--—--———-- $1.00
Mill End Nainsook, 36in. wide, 75c. quality, special------ 35¢
Ladies’ Hose, black and white only, 3 pairs for- 50c¢
Ladies’ Hose, black lisle, 75c. quality, noOW- «ve ecco cece oe. 35¢
Curtain Scrims as low as-- ccceee cee ceo ----10€.s 12¢., 15¢C
Ready-to-Wear Garments
We have again replenished this department. New
Coats, new Coat Suits, for ladies and misses in the best
styles at popular prices.
Silk Dresses, all wanted colors, Chiffon Taffetas, Can-
ton Crepes and Messalines. ‘These are artistically de-
signed and priced within the limit of yonr purse.
‘Rugs Rugs Rugs
Wilton, Axminster, Tapestry and Wool Fiber Rugs at
attractive low prices.
Want of space makes us shorten our price list, but
a visit to our store will prove to you quality the best,
prices the lowest..
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