Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 10, 1921, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa., June 10, 1921.
“If you see a tall fellow ahead of a crowd,
A leader of men, marching fearless and
proud, ~
And you know of a tale whose mere telling
‘Would cause his proud head in grief to be
It’s a pretty good plan to forget it.
If you know of a skeleton hidden away
In a closet and guarded and kept from the
In the dark, and whose showing whose
sudden display,
Would cause grief and sorrow and life-
long dismay, .
It’s a pretty good plan to forget it.
If you know of a thing that will darken
the joy,
Of a man or a woman, a girl or a boy,
That will wipe out a smile or least way
A fellow, or cause any gladness to cloy,
It's a pretty good plan to forget it.”
After a victory by the army or na-
vy, the flag should be displayed. |
When the flag becomes old or soiled
from use, it should be decently burn-,
The statutes of the United States !
forbid the use of the flag in register-
ed trade- marks.
The national salute is one gun for
every State. The international salute
is under the law of nations, twenty-
one guns.
In handling the flag it should not be
allowed to touch the ground, and nev-
er allowed to lie upon the ground as
means of decoration—nor should it be
laid flat with anything placed upon it.
When the flag is flown at half staff
as a sign of mourning it should be
hoisted to full staff at the conclusion
of the funeral. In placing the flag at
half staff, it should first be hoisted to
the top of the staff and then lowered
to position.
Whenever our flag and any other are
hoisted on the same staff, the Star
Spangled Banner must float from the
top. In the heart of every American
citizen the American flag must have
the first and highest place—must be
The military ceremony observed to
show proper respect for the American
flag requires that the flag shall not be
hoisted before sunrise nor be allowed
to remain up after sunset. At “re-
treat,” at sunset, civilian spectators
should stand at “attention” during the
playing of “The Star Spangled Ban-
ner.” Military spectators are requir-
ed by regulation to stand at “atten-
tion” and give the military salute.
During the playing of the national
hymn at “retreat” the flag should be
lowered, but not then allowed to touch
the ground. When the flag is passing
in parade or in review the spectators
should, if walking, halt, and, if sitting,
arise and stand at “attention.”
The flag should never be placed be-
low a person sitting. 5
When two American flags are cross-
ed the blue fields should face each
When the flag is placed over a cas-
ket, the starry field should be at the
In crossing the American flag with
{ that of another nation the American
colors should be at the right.
Always stand when the “Star
Spangled Banner” is being played, ex-
cepting when played in a medley.
Old government flags are sent by
the Quartermaster’s Department to
Philadelphia, where they are shredded.
The only time when the flag is kept
flying through the night at an army
post is when a battle is in progress.
Army regulations prescribe—When
the flag is displayed from a staff the
blue field should be in the upper cor-
ner next to the staff.
From private flag poles, the war
secretary advises us, the flag may fly
at all hours, day and night, with due
respect to the colors.
In draping the flag against the side
of a room or building, the proper po-
sition for the blue field is toward the
north or toward the east.
There are three standard sizes for
the flag provided by the War Depai:-
ment regulations: Garrison flag,
38x20 feet; Post flag, 19x10 feet, and
Storm flag, 93x5 feet.
When buildings are decorated
bunting draped horizontally, the red
should be at the top, followed by
white, then blue in accordance with
the colors of the national flag.
If a foreigner wishes to raise the
flag of his nationality in this country
he must raise the flag of the United
States above it, not below it. If for
decoration, the Stars and Stripes must
be at the right.
Custom decrees—When the flag is
shown horizontally the blue field
should be at the upper corner at the
left of the person facing the flag,
when vertically the blue field should
be at the upper corner to the right of
a person facing the flag.
it should be suspended by the same
edge which is ordinarily attached to
the pole, and if two flags are hung
together cantons should be placed to-
gether. If the flag is draped across
the street the blue canton should be
In decorating, the flag shuld never
be festooned or draped; always hung
The flag should never be worn as
the whole or part of a costume. As a
badge it should be worn over the left
When the national flag and another
flag fly from the same pole there
should be double halyards,
each flag.
When carried in parade or when
crossed with other flags, the “Stars
and Stripes” should always be at the
The flag contains thirteen stripes,
alternate red and white, representing
the thirteen original States, and a star
' for each State in the Union.
As an altar covering, the Union
| should be at the right as you face the
| altar and nothing should be placed up-
' on the flag except the Holy Bible.
| When the flag is used in unveiling
‘a statue or monument, it should not
| be allowed to fall to the ground, but
| should be carried aloft to wave out,
forming a distinctive feature during
i the remainder of the ceremony.
“Hail Columbia” was sung at the
ceremony of lowering the flag at sun-
| set, until 1904, when Secretary Moody
ordered that the “Star Spangled Ban-
ner” be substituted.
The American flag, the emblem of
in | our Country, is the third oldest na-
If you hang the flag from a window
one for'
liberty, and liberty means obedience
to law.
The arrangement of the stars on the
flag is regulated by law and executive
order. An executive order, issued
October 26th, 1912, provided for for-
ty-eight stars to be arranged in six
horizontal rows of eight stars each.
General Washington once described
the flag by saying: “We take the star
from heaven, the red from the Mother
Country, separating it by white
stripes, thus showing that we have
separated from her, and the white
stripes shall go down to posterity rep-
resenting ‘Liberty.’ ”
The field of the flag is the stripes,
the union is the blue and the stars.
The colors of the flag are red, repre-
senting valor, white, representing
hope, purity and truth, blue, repre-
senting loyalty, sincerity and justice,
and its stars FOpTalsnl high aspira-
tions and federal union. The flag is
known as “Old Glory,” “Stars and
Stripes,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and
the “Red, White and Blue.”
A New School.
Caller—“Is Miss Jones in?”
| Servant—*“No, madam.”
Caller (surprised—*“Where is she?”
Servant—“Don’t you know, mum?
i Miss Jones is going to be married, and
she goes to the college every after-
‘noon to take lessons in domestic si-
lence.”—Financial News.
Look out for the unnatural weak-
ness that indicates thinning of the
blood and lack of power. It means
that your bodily organs are starving
for want of good nourishment; that
the red corpuscles are fewer, unequal
to demands of health. Hood’s Sarsa-
parilla increases strength of the deli-
cate and nervous, restores red cor-
puscles, makes the blood carry health
to every part, creates an appetite.
If you need a good cathartic medi-
cine, Hood’s Pills will satisfy. 66-24
tT rm ——
" smn
L. L. Smith, Centre
J. C. & J. B. Stere,
P. H. McGarvey, Bellefonte.
E. L. McClintock, Hublersburg.
Rider Bros., Marengo.
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The same standard of quality
built into U. S. Tires is put
into U, S. Tubes.
“Find the U. S, Tire dealer
with the full, completely
sized line of fresh,
U. S. Tires,”
us Pola
C. E. Bartges, Madisonburg.
J. Pritchard, Philipsburg.
Breon’s Garage, Millheim.
Orviston Supply Co., Orviston.
P. L. Guelich, Philipsburg.
some men
seem to have all
the tire luck —
Y probably know a man whose car is a
hobby with him. He knows just why it's
the best little old car there is of its class.
And he'll stand up for that
car against the
world in any kind of an argument.
* % *
Year by year an increasing number of men
feel the same way about U. S. Tires.
For a while they may try “job lot” stuff,
“bargains,” “big discounts” and “rebates.”
But usually it doesn’t take long for a man to
sense the economy of the standard quality tire.
For years U. S. Tire makers
have been build-
ing quality tires for sane tire users— for the car
of medium or light weight no
heavy car.
less than for the
The tire buyers of the land have responded
with a mighty U. S. Tire following.
* * *
quality first, and
United States & Rubber Com
Howard. Vail, Philipsburg.
Osman’s Garage, Port Matilda.
Haywood Tire
Gentzel Garage, Spring Mills. |
Hubler Bros., State College.
The U.S. Tire makers meet the re-
sponsibility for supplying this nation-
wide following with characteristic
Ninety-two U.S.Factory Branches
are established, covering the entire
Find the U. S. Tire dealer who
has the intention of serving you. You
will know him by his full, completely
sized line of fresh, live U. S. Tires—
the same choice
of size, tread and type as in the big-
gest cities of the land
United States Tires
rvice Sta., Snow Shoe
tional flag in the world. It represents
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in a very good quality of Mercerized
gf Lisle—black, white and tan colors
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Yeager’s Shoe Store can sell this
quality for 50c. because they han-
dle hosiery as a side line.
Mercerized Lisle Socks for the Kiddies, all colors...35¢.
Try Yeager’s for Hosiery
Yeager’s Shoe Store
Bush Arcade Building BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Lowering Prices
is the Slogan of this Store
We shall put new low prices on the goods so fast that
every day will be memorable for the bargains offered
1000 yards of Dress Gingham at 20 cents a yard.
36 inch all-wool batiste in all colors and black at $1.00.
36 inch unbleached muslin at g cents.
A yard-wide Dress Voiles in a combination of pretty
colors, including georgette and foulard patterns. Only
45 cents.
Yard-wide Chiffon, Taffetta and Messalines in black
and colors. Excellent qualities and specially priced at
two dollars.
Ladies’ Silk Hose
Black, white and cordovan, $1.25 a pair.
I,adies Oxfords and one-strap Pump in brown, black
and white at $2.50, $3.50, and up.
Boy Scout Shoes and Dress Shoes in all sizes at $2.50
and upwards.
Mens everyday and dress Shoes in all sizes and colors
at new low prices.
Ready to Wear
Ladies’ Suits, Coats and Dresses at greatly reduced
Our new summer stock of Georgette and Voile Waists
and Blouses have just been opened. We invite you to
look them over.
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