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Bellefonte, Pa., November 18, 1921.
EXIST AS OF OLD
Persians Far Behind on the Road
Country May Be Said to Have Made
No Progress Since Dawn of
the Christian Era.
The next time I see a railway sys-
tem I am going to make a deep
salaam to it—even if it is govern-
ment owned. Picture a country al-
most three times the size of France
without any railroad to speak of. If
you could float over that territory you
would sce most of the people living
exactly as their ancestors did in the
centuries before Christ.
In seed time you would see men
plowing with one hand, two oxen and
what looks like a piece of crooked
stick, writes Maude Radford Warren
in the Saturday Evening Post. In
harvest time you would see the oxen
trampling out the wheat from the
chaff. You would see mills consist-
ing of a couple of stones and a stream
of water. You would discover in this
vast area only one waterway, no riv-
ers to speak of, and but four main
roads. Of these four only two are
fully practicable for vehicles, and
even they do not equal third-class Eu-
ropean roads. They were made or re-
paired by foreigners. On them you
may see a few motor cars, also insti-
tuted by foreigners. And by no means
do they travel with the ease and
cheapness of the cars of the West.
There is a good telegraph system, but
letters nowadays take weeks and even
months to travel from one side of the
country to another.
You would see no real mines of coal
or copper, no quarries, no cotton mills
or clothing factories, no foundries or
machine shops, no big electrical in-
stallations; none of the modern im-
provements that we westerners con-
sider essential to prevent stagnation.
It is medieval, this land, as no coun-
try can possibly be nowadays that has
railways, with all which that con-
notes. Here time does not matter;
nothing matters. There is but little
sense of isolation, little consciousness
of backwardness, little urge of prog-
ress, little realization of the necessity
of surveying the country to find out
its resources, little moral obligation
to develop all powers and promises.
Sometimes resources are not even
conserved. Wood is appallingly scarce
and counl seventy-odd dollars a ton,
and yet many who cut down trees do
pot replant. The industries are sim-
ple—copper and brass work, skin col-
lecting, tanning, rug weaving, dyeing.
The one great industry, oil wells, is
under the control of foreign power.
And if the tentative observations of
outsiders are to be trusted, the coun-
try is amazingly rich in oils, in min-
erals, including coal and iron, and in
parts its agricultural products are
abundant and of first quality.
It is Persia.
CHINESE STUDENT WAS CALM
Slightly Disturbed by Soiled Necktie,
but Not at All by Coming Im-
it is only 15 years ago that Wel-
lington Koo—to whose efforts are
largely attributed the election of
China to the council of the League of
Nations—entered Columbia university,
New York. In definite preparation for
a diplomatic career he specialized in
international law under Prof. John
Bassett Moore, and it was in this sub-
jeet that he took his Ph.D. degree, with
a thesis on “The Status of Aliens in
China.” He was one of the most ac-
tive and distinguished of the Columbia
undergraduates of his time, says the
Detroit News, Not only was he elect-
ed to the Phi Beta Kappa, the most
famous of the American college fra-
ternities, but he beeame editor in chief
of the Columbia Spectator.
As a debator, too, Mr. Koo made
his mark among his contempararies.
In 1908 his speech turned the tide in
favor of his own university in a de-
bate with Cornell. The story is told
that when the Columbia team reached
Ithaca, the seat of the rival univer-
sity, most of its members were in a
state of blue funk, owing to the high
reputation of one of their opponents.
TNis attack of nerves was at its height
when they sought out Koo. “Yes,”
he told them, “I, too, am worried, I
have brought only one evening dress
tie with me, and look at it—soiled!
What is to be done?’ His fellow de-
baters fled to the nearest haberdash-
er's and returned with half a dozen
ties of assorted models. Koo selected
one, arrayed himself, and in it went
forth to the fray with a light heart.
Wye Island Home.
The original home of the Paca fam-
ily on Wye island, Queen Anne county,
passed at a recent sale of the estate
of William B, Paca, the last male de.
scendant of Governor William Paca,
to an owner not connected with the
family, for the first time since long
before the Revolutionary war. The
Wye Hall farm of 867 acres, with the
Paca mansion, brought $64.30 an acre.
the purchaser being John Kirnamon,
(Governor Paca, one of the signers of
the Declaration of Independence, and
later a federal judge, is buried near
the farm~Centreville Observer,
THE TOP COAT OF OPOSSUM
is taking |
thought for her winter wardrobe. |
Here is a charming full top coat of |
Australian opossum. The full lines |
and the “runs” of the ’possum pelts
afford especial interest.
COLORED VEILINGS ARE WORN
Brilliant Toned Face Coverings Diaped
to Make Them Look Like
Worn over light-colored soft felt
shapes are brilliantly colored veils,
draped in that loose and careless fash-
ion that makes them a trimming as
well as a veiling. This is a Paris
idea, and it carries with it all of that
Paris cache that one can expect from
the description. The veils are not
used to cover the face; they are merely
designed to drape themselves at the
most becoming angle.
An established fashion for Paris is
the long skirt, about six inches off
the ground. And this length is sanc-
toined by French shops, in the majority
of which they are making the skirts
of all the suits and dresses just about |
that length. |
The waistline must be “bloused”
and at some distance below the normal |
waistline in order to be consistent |
with the very latest of fashion’s de-
crees. But this gives a nice and a '
novel variety to the dresses of the new
season, without interfering in the least
with the straightness of the silhouette.
The new furs are short, and the
new colors are taupe and gray, in
many shades and tones. They give a
new look to garments and trimmings
of fur, and they carry with them a new |
inspiration for cold weather dressing.
USE FOR REMNANTS OF VOILE
Scraps of Fabrics May Be Effectively |
Developed Into Dresser Scarf
and Pincushion. i
If you are fortunate to have any
pieces of voile you can utilize them
by making a beautiful dresser scarf
and pincushion at very little cost. For
the cover take a piece of voile and
measure for a four-inch hem on all
four sides. Pull about four threads
each way and hemstitch, Edge this
with a crochet lace or any lace that
you wish. The center may be em-
broidered and, of course, looks better
if done so. You can use tiny wreaths,
one in each corner. Do it in the colors
to match the room.
Next paste a lining of thin silk of
any desired shade to the under side
and finish with small stitches and the
cover is finished. The pincushion may
be made in any desired shape and
lined with the same material as used
for the cover. Kdge the cushion with
lace to match the scarf or with an
inch wide satin ribbon put on with a
ruffle. Hemstitch and embroider and
you have a pretty set.
LEAVES THE FOREHEAD BARE
New Coiffure Difficult to Wear and Is
Suitable for Only Certain
Types of Faces.
The wise woman now
It is to be noted that there is an
increasing tendency toward coiffures
which leave the forehead bare—so
much, in fact, that one questions |
whether it is not being carried a little
too far, for it is a difficult coiffure to
wear and there are many women who
are not of the type to attempt it. With
certain faces it is ideal. One young
woman at a Paris fete, for whom this
arrangement was most charming, was
a blonde of the romantic type, a fact
which she accented cleverly by dress-
ing her hair in the manner of the
heroines of Balzac, with a little
“heart-breaker” curl drawn forward
to the middle of the cheek, vastly be-
coming to her type of beauty. She
wore a girlish frock of white mousse-
line, with a fichu and individual little
Evening Frocks In Bright Colors.
Fluffy taffeta evening frocks in
lovely bright colors are shown for |
the benefit of the debutante. :
Trimming Blue Serge Dresses.
(Coarse white machine stitching is
again used a great deal as triraming
on blue serge dresses.
Holiday Mail Matter.
The postoffice always needs your
assistance, but in one particular es-
pecially just at this time. During the
Holiday season large quantities of
very small envelopes and cards are
put into the mails with the result that
all postal work is very much retarded
and mail disfigured and mutilated.
This is not generally known to the
public and we want you to help us to
do a little educating. The minimum
size of cards and envelopes should not
be below 2% by 4 inches for the fol-
1. Addresses will be obliterated
by cancellation mark.
2. Too small to be run through
facing table, necessitating three ex-
tra handlings with consequent delay
not only to this but other mail.
3. Delay in cancellation because of
awkwardness in putting through can-
4. Delayed through difficulty in
5. Liability to loss or damage as
small sizes do not fit letter packages
and cannot be tied securely.
These odd and diminutive sized
pieces of stationery have come into
use in the past few years and only ap-
pear now in any quantities at Christ-
mas time when the whole postal insti-
tution is keyed up to top speed and
trying to keep on top of the load.
We will greatly appreciate, there-
for, your co-operation in helping us
to get the public to use stationery of
the proper size in order that the hand-
ling of mail may be expedited.
the whole side.
sides of beef.
the tender cuts.
off the loin and said, “That would cost a retailer just 40
cents a pound, but it’s only 8 per cent of the weight of
““This piece, (and he marked off about one-fourth of
the carcass) is the chuck and I'll sell it at wholesale for 7
cents a pound. Please remember, this is one of our best
We also have beef which sells for half
This wide variation in the price of various cuts from
the same side of beef is caused largely by demand for
The others are, of course, just as
It seems as though more people than ever are
demanding choicer cuts, and their demand sets the price.
If few people ask for the forequarter cuts, the price of
forequarters will automatically drop to a figure low
enough to induce people to buy because of cheapness.
Even though certain cuts sell for relatively high
prices, other cuts, due to lack of demand, sell so low that
our profit from all sources over a period of five years
averaged only a fraction of a cent a pound.
It is competition between consumers for the choice
cuts that keeps prices for those cuts relatively high; an
equalizing demand for all parts of the carcass would
benefit producer, packer, retailer and consumer.
Our average wholesale selling price of all products
has fallen about 40 per ceat since September 1920.
Swift & Company, U. S. A. |
paper man visited one of
the wholesale markets of
Swift & Company. He
wanted to see a retailer
buy a loin ot beef and
then watch the retailer
sell the porterhouse and
sirloin steaks from it over
his counter. He thought
this would make a good
The head of the mar-
ket took the reporter into
the “cooler” where he
showed him a high class
side of beef. With a
wooden skewer he marked
NEW AND ATTRACTIVE
NOVELTIES AND LAMPS
====- ARRIVING DAILY .-----
F. P. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Optometrists
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. Half-Price :
: Sale on SHOES!
= We purchased One Thousand and Three a
(8 Pairs of Shoes at a BIG REDUCTION IN I
Ic PRICE. i
oh Men’s, Women’s, Boy’s, Girl’s and Chil- Sh
gl dren’s black and tan dress shoes, work shoes,
£2 all sizes.
Ic This lot of shoes are now on sale, dis-
2h played on tables and racks. The prices run
2h From $3.00 to $4.00, nothing over $4.00.
i You can find plenty of shoes worth $8.00
oh or more.
Sale will last until shoes are sold.
ER ERR ee
Yeager’s Shoe Store
THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
One Dollar Day
If you did not do
your shopping here
before, and do not
on this day—Nov 23
and after, you will
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