Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 17, 1922, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa., February 17, 1922.
Little girl you are so small,
Don’t you wear no clothes at all?
Don’t you wear no shimmy shirt?
Don’t you wear no petti-skirt?
Just your corsets and your hose—
Are those all your underclothes?
Little girl you look so slight
When I see you in the light
With your skirts cut rather high
Won't you catch a cold and die?
Aren't you afraid to show your calf?
It must make the fellows laugh!
Little girl, what is the cause?
Why your clothes all made of gauze?
Don’t you wear no undervest?
When you go out fully dressed?
Do you like these peek-a-boos,
’Stead normal under-clothes?
Little girl your ’spenders show
When the sunshine plays just so
I can see your tinted flesh
Through the thinnest gown of mesh;
Is it modest, do you ’spose,
Not to wear no underclothes?
I can see way past your throat,
To a region quite remote.
'Taint my fault, now, don’t suppose
Why not wear some underclothes?
Little girl, your socks have shoals
Of those tiny little holes;
Why do you want to show your limb
I do not know; is it a whim?
Do you want to catch the eye
Of each fellow passing by?
Little girl, where is the charm
In your long, uncovered arm?
And the “V” behind your neck
Is it for the birds to peck?
Little girl, I tell you those
Are not as nice as underclothes.
You would be just twice as dear
If you’d cover up your charms
Neck, back, legs and both your arms.
I would take you to some shows
If you'd wear some underclothes;
But no lover—goodness knows—
‘Wants a girl without underclothes;
Little girl, your mystery,
Loving charms and modesty
Are what makes us fellows keen
To possess a little queen
S’pose I wore some harem pants
Or no shirts like all my aunts,
Or a ringlet through my nose—
They’d arrest me, don’t you s’pose?
I must wear a coat of mail,
Clothed from head to big toe nail,
I must cover up my form,
Even when the weather's warm.
—TUnion City Times Enterprise.
“The Child’s First School is the Family” —
Issued by the National Kindergarten Asso-
ciation, New York City.
All over the country there is a
movement to re-establish these cus-
toms which were observed by our Pil-
grim Fathers whose characters and
accomplishments speak for their ster-.
ling worth.
How many children of the present
generation have had the unforgettable
experience of “seeing Daddy pray?”
It is a sorry thing that with the omis-
sion of the children of ministers’
families, there are not many. Yet
there is no one thing which makes
such a lasting impression and is such
an influence for good on the plastic
mind of a child. :
It seems as if time is so limited in
our average American home, business
and family routine so pressing that
we fail to find a suitable time to ob-
serve with our children those things
which we ourselves know to be wise
and best. Consider first “Saying
Grace.” Even in the busiest of homes,
surely there is time for bowed heads
and a few words of thanks to the
Giver of our food, a simple prayer
which can be understood even by the
young members of the family. The
children love it and when accustomed
to the little ceremony feel something
is seriously missing when it is omit-
ted. Danny, our little son, scarcely
more than a year old, will come tod-
dling from his play as we sit down to
a meal and hold up his arms to be
taken. (Of course he is a schedule
baby and does not have his meals with
the family as yet). He will sit quiet-
ly in his mother’s lap and look won-
deringly about the table, impressed by
the bowed heads and his grandfath-
er’s voice “Saying Grace.”
Is not wonder said to be the first
awakening of religion in a little
child’s heart?
Virginia, who is five and has just
started to Kindergarten, lost her
father in the recent “flu” epidemic.
The mother, though interested in her
children’s welfare, is too busy pro-
viding food for three hungry mouths
to take time for what we might call
the finer things of life. When the
little girl learned the “Thank You
Prayer” at Kindergarten, she came
home to ask if she might not say it at
‘their table and now the little home
is touched by something which makes
the commonplace seem brighter and
the daily struggle less irksome than
The old custom of “Family Pray-
ers” and bible reading has been great-
ly crowded out of our homes because
of the unavoidable rush in which we
live. But every mother and father
who wish their children to become ac-
quainted with the greatest of classics
and have a foundation for a lasting
religious faith will, if they are wise,
make a place for just this thing. Fas-
cinating stories of bible heroes read
at bed-time, the Lord’s Prayer repeat-
ed together perhaps at breakfast or at
some other suitable time, the talking
over with mother or daddy the little
misdemeanors or failures of the day
and the asking “Our Father’s” help to
overcome them; all these things serve
to form a sweet and unbreakable bond
of sympathy between the parent and
child.—By Mary C. Terry.
During the many days and hours
when children can not be told to “run
out and play” they must play in the
house as a matter of necessity. Where
the abode is a spacious one there is
of course no problem, but the majority
of families live in small houses and,
alas, apartments.
Time and again it has been my lot
to spend visiting sessions in houses
where to all intents and purposes the
only play places were under the visit-
or’s feet, on the arms and rockers of
chairs and entirely in the vicinity of
the grown people who were going
through the vacuous form of confer-
ence or conversation. The usual apol-
ogies were always forthcoming “the
weather is so bad!” “The house is so
small!” “The children are so full of
life!” “They love so to be with moth-
er!” and so on.
Now an A B C application of ordi-
nary sense would make it plain to
that mother that consideration for her
guest, for her own comfort, for her
children’s good, demands some other
play place, and a little ingenuity
would make one possible. Play is so
vital a part of a child’s life that a
place for it, both indoors and out, is a
necessity, not a luxury.
One mother whom it is my privi-
lege to know, following the modern
custom of opening windows at night,
has several little beds in a row in one
room—the smaller one, a larger one
being reserved for the necessary
bureaus, play space and playthings.
In another home the dining room is
the play place, and the very fact that
it must be put in order before meal
times is giving one group of little
folks invaluable lessons in neatness,
order, consideration and helpfulness.
But the ideal play place is the attic,
and there often is one of some sort.
Such a space kept reasonably clean,
and having its windows protected,
would solve many a household prob-
lem. The fact that the attic is cold
is in its favor rather than otherwise.
Indeed while the children are playing
there the upper sash of the windows
should be open. There is no reason
why with coats, sweaters, caps and
even mittons on, the children should
not be told to “run up and play” at
such times as rain or cold make out-
door sport impossible. There being
no occasion for putting on the despis-
ed and clumsy rubbers is also an ad-
vantage. Wise parents would see to
it that such an attic contained an old
mattress for “jumping on,” a ladder,
a clothesline, some odds and ends of
discarded furniture, wooden boxes, a
trestle or two, boards, hammers and
nails, an old tarpaulin or other cloth
for tent-making enterprises, together
with such toys as the children choose
to. take with them.
I have seen many porches which
would make fine play places on wet
days and wondered why none of them
was in use. I suppose mothers con-
sider the weather “too damp.” But
when I remember a neighbor’s healthy
brood of children, who, equipped with
rubber boots, coats and caps, played
out of doors every day in the year,
except when the thermometer was
twenty below and the wind blowing, I
am of the opinion that a few hours in
INTO GAME SUPPLY. | yy folks who entered this life ‘mid
The statement that forest fires de- 'the blizzardy weather of February
stroy much game has always been should indeed have something nice to
made. but definite information to make up for the lack of sunshine dur-
prove this point has been lacking. It Ig your first few weeks of journey,
is an indisputable fact that game be- 5° the fates—at least we will give
comes less abundant with each recur- credit to these sages of wisdom—de-
ring fire but just what kind and num- cided to give you the charming little
ber of game perish is unknown. An Primrose for your natal flower.
opportunity was afforded in the spring Did you know that in the olden days
of 1920 to get information on this Tot so very olden, at least not more
source of destruction to the wild than 300 years ago—this little flower
game. in ‘Merrie England was supposed to be
The spring of 1920 was very dry. the favorite flower of the flirt? In
Many large forest fires occurred in the language of the flowers it stands
Pennsylvania. One such fire started for inconstancy.
; i But cheer up, times have changed
Pune 1%, fe fapsouth of Mais and now we consider this dainty little
damp fresh air would be much less
fraught with dangerous possibilities
than whole days in furnace-heated
rooms.—By Katherine Beebe.
“Oh, mother, I wish we had a cat or
a dog or a baby—or some kind of an
animal,” sighed the little boy one day.
He was expressing the natural desire
every child has to care for and pro-
tect something smaller than himself. |
This is a very good wish for a child to ,
have and the wise mother uses it at
once to develop a feeling of tenderness
and responsibility. i
The cat and the dog and the baby |
should be in every family if possible, |
but there are other ways to please the
child if these are out of the question.
One mother put a bowl of goldfish on
a low magazine stand, and let her lit-
tle boy feed them each day. He was
interested in watching their habits
and he and his mother often talked
about the tiny, beautiful fishes. An-
other boy was given a geranium at a
church concert and cared for it all
winter. He was very proud when it
blossomed before his brother’s did,
watered it carefully every morning.
A small bed of pansies was given to
a little girl one spring day, and she
was told it was her flowerbed to care
for. Her mother suggested that she
supply the table with pansies, pick-
ing a few at a time for a low dish,
then showed the child how to combine
colors to make lovely effects. The
little girl learned many things about :
flowers that summer and tended her
garden faithfully, with love in every
touch she gave the pansies.
The boys have their games, the girls
have dolls, but these do not satisfy
the need for something alive, some-
thing that grows, and shows the re-!
sults of care and attention. A kitten,
a puppy, some rabbits, a few white
mice, whichever suits the needs of the
family best can be easily supplied, if
the mother thinks it over. Of course
it will be a little more care for a
mother in one way for she must see to
it that the child does not shirk the
responsibility after the novelty wears
off, but with gentle firmness the
child’s own “growing thing” may be
come the means of helping towards an
understanding and realization that all
helpless things need constant, steady |
love and care from the stronger ones
oF the world—By Lydia Lion Rob-
erts. !
The common corncob, which hereto- |
fore has been a waste product on the ' ple reason that the owner of this chin |
farm, may come to be considered a
valuable article of commerce as a re-
sult of experiments just conducted by
Professors E. B. Fred and W. H. Pe- |
terson, of the University of Wiscon-
sin, and reported to the Wisconsin Ag-
riculturist. Corncobs, it was discov-
ered, are rich in acetic and lactic ac- |
ids, both of which are used extensive- |
ly in the industries.
When the corncobs are partially
deer country. The men fighting this
fire under the direction of the fores-
ter, Charles E. Zerby, rescued 3 new
born fawns from the fire near their
camp. These fawns could hardly
stand and would surely have perished
had not their bleats been heard by the
fire fighters above the roar and crack-
le of the flames. All three fawns
were male deer. From this rescue oc-
curring on a limited area near camp,
it was estimated that fully 100 or’
more fawns perished with the 5300
acre sweep of the fire. The adult deer
could, of course, escape. It was pre-
dicted at this time that a shortage of
legal deer killed would be noticed in
the season of 1921, at which time
these fawns would be spike bucks.
Such was the case. In conferring
with the traveling game protector,
Mr. ‘William C. Kelly, of DuBois, he
informs me that while the deer killed
in the vicinity of the fire showed an
increase over past years, yet this in-'
crease was not in keeping with that
of the surrounding regions. The
shortage of spike-bucks was particu-
larly noticed.
Very few of the smaller game ani-
mals escaped. This area being a
blackened waste the protective color-
ation of the rabbits and ruffed grouse
made them easily discernible. Only
one disheveled rabbit and a grouse
hen with a lonely chick were seen dur-
ing the summer following the fire. Im-
mediately after the fire the female
deer could be seen searching for their
fawns over the blackened ground. One
such deer fawn we had saved, scent-
ing her off-spring, came close to camp.
But when we carried the fawn to her
she would run away, the fawn follow-
ing us back to camp as tame as a kit-
Pennsylvania has built up a great
hunting ground. Under wise protec-
tion the game is increasing rapidly.
There are only two things that can
remove the game. The first is to re-
peal all game laws and the second is
forest fires. There is little danger of
the game becoming extinct from eith-
er cause if the State continues in its
present policy. The tools and equip-
' ment that would have stopped the fire
in 1920 have been supplied by the De-
partment of Forestry together with
other advances in forest protection.
But it remains with the individual to
use great care while in the woods. A
fire causes enormous damage to tim-
ber and game. We can’t be too care-
ful. Prevent forest fires—it pays.—
By Charles E. Zerby.
The Summit Hill fire, the king of
all mine fires, is still burning, but it
is well under control, according to a
recent announcement by the Lehigh
Coal and Navigation company, on
whose property flames have been eat-
ing up millions of tons of anthracite
coal for the last sixty-two years.
While this one has been brought
under control, another mine fire, which
has been burning forty-nine years
near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, in
the heart of the lower anthracite fields
is still trying to spread.
The Summit Hill fire in the Pan-
ther Creek Valley, between Lansford
and Coaldale, was discovered in Feb-
ruary, 1859, in an abandoned gateway. |
The area involved is about one miie
long by 1,500 feet wide. How many
millions of tons of coal have been con- !
sumed has never been accurately as-
certained, but it has cost the compa-
ny more than $3,000,000 to fight the
long burning fire.
Many efforts were made to check
the flames, but to no avail until about
1900, when a concrete and clay bar-
rier, about 12 feet thick, 170 feet
deep and 700 feet long, was built. The
fire traveled so rapidly that it pressed !
closely upon the location of the new
barrier before the work was complet-
ed. The barrier eventually checked
the progress of the fire.
In order to insure against a further
flower that with the pussywillow ush-
ers in the spring a forerunner of hap-
piness—we even associate it with the
advent of the bluebird.
The Italians call it “fiore de prima-
vera” (flower of spring).
Let me repeat an old warning: Nev-
er burn any of the dead leaves or
flowers of this little plant, for if you
do all sorts of bad luck will be sure
to follow.
In East Norfolk one old writer
versed in romance tells us the coun-
try folk believe that a less number of
primroses than thirteen brought into
the house on the first occasion of
bringing any at all will cause many
less eggs to be hatched by each goose
that season.
An old English almanac advises us
regarding the planting of the prim-
rose as follows: “This rule in gar-
dening never forget, to sow dry and
set wet.”
The origin of Primrose day, an Eng-
lish holiday, dates back to the time of
Lord Beaconsfield, who adopted this
one flower of his native heath as his
flower. He used it to decorate his ar-
mor in much the same way as Napo-
leon set aside the violet for his per-
sonal use.
The primrose possesses certain
charms. One is its ability to point
out hidden treasure, away deep down
in the recessess of the mountains far
from the haunts of those in quest of
Paralrsos, son of Flora and Preipus,
having died from a heartache over the
death of the lady on which he had be-
stowed his heart and hand, was con-
verted in a mystical manner into a
primrose—a rather happy fate, don’t
I you think?
The English people love this mod-
est, homey little blossom, that wan-
ders in such friendly fashion over
their green hills and about the banks
of their winding streams and silvery
lakes. Their love is a very reverent
Hulme tells us a touching incident
of this. In Australia, where they
were having an annual flower show,
they advertised a display of “Prim-
roses, the kind from home.” Three
thousand persons responded—mostly
laborers, miners and bushmen. Some
stood with tears streaming down their
faces as the little lavender blossom
carried them back to home and loved
ones in Merrie England.
The Druids worshipped the prim-
rose because they thought it had once
been a living creature. And now here
in America in 1922, as we see it in the
shop windows, doesn’t it make its own
appeal and aren’t we happy when we
consider that anything so joyous and
sweetly friendly can be purchased for
sometimes even less than 100 pen-
nies ? ;
If the primrose isn’t your natal,
think over the birthdays of those you
love and then hie you to the nearest
shop and purchase a plant or a box of
blossoms. Your friend will love them
i just as you do. The primula obcon-
ica is the most satisfactory for hous
culture. '
And She Told Father.
“If you kiss me again,” declared
Miss Lovely firmly, “I shall tell fath-
“That’s an old tale,” replied the
bold, bad young man. “Anyhow, it’s
worth it,” and he kissed her.
i Miss Lovely sprang to her feet. “I
shall tell father,” she said, and left
. the room.
“Father,” she said softly to her par-
‘ent when she got outside, “Mr. Bolder
wants to see your new gun.
“All right, I’ll take it to him,” said
i her father, and two minutes later he
appeared in the doorway with his gun
in his hand.
There was a crash of breaking glass
as Mr. Bolder dived through the win-
dow and departed in all haste for tie
‘railway station.—Judge.
spread, the coal company has been | The Two Addresses at Gettysburg.
stripping the overburden from the |
coal west of the barrier.
and when completed the company of-
' ficials hope the fire will be certain to
be under control.
It is not known to the present gen-
eration of mining men how the fire
started. ;
The small, pointed chin generally
belongs to a woman, and more gen-
erally still to an old maid, for the sim-
is at once so cautious and so hard to
on the risky sea of matrimony. She
is, however, generally clever, and has
a way with her.
The protruding or “nut-cracker”
chin shows force of character and de-
termination, especially if the lips are
compressed. When very pronounced,
it denotes obstinacy.
The dimpled chin is more attractive
1 This opera- |
. tion has been in progress nine years,
water soaked and inoculated with the ' than favorable, for its owner is most-
bacteria lactobacillus pentoacetious, ly fickle and pleasure-loving. Phil-
equal quantities of acetic and lactic | anderers often have chins of this
Se : pp Ba “te square, rather bony chin shows
co rcial s - : $
boratory results, every ton of corn- executive ability and firmness, Which
Ss a ye Fre le Er ie ut
of acetic an ounds ol lactic | -
acid. » | fectionate, pleasure-loving and some-
There are produced in the United what lazy person, who is in danger of
States alone more than 20,000,000 tons not doing much because he has such
a Oly A A OO To re eum
ese are us -
the great ‘bulk lh is discarded. | perament, but it is also indicative of
Acetic acid is used largely in the instability and delicacy of constitu-
dye industry and lactic acid is exten- | tion. : : he
sively used . in the leather industry. The ‘medium chin, rather fleshy a
Both also are used in many technical each side, is the mark of a cheerful
operations in various other industries. and generous nature.
| At Gettysburg, on November 19th,
11863, Lincoln gave an extraordinary
. illustration of the strength that lies
[in that simplicity of speech of which
{ he was the master. Edward Everett,
i the most scholarly and polished orator
tof his day, made the formal oration
at Gettysburg that day. He spoke at
| great length and with studied prepa-
ration. Lincoln’s speech was but “a
few remarks,” hastily composed on a
moving train. Next day Everett
wrote to Lincoln in praise of the lat-
ter’s brief address. Lincoln wrote to
Everett a note in which he said Ever-
| ett was expected to make a long ad-
please that she is unlikely to embark | dress and he, Lincoln, a short one. He
added; “I am pleased to know that,
in your judgment, the little I did say
was not entirely a failure.”
Health, Strength and Vigor Built Up
by Gude’s Pepto-Mangan.
You see one child strong and ro-
bust; another child pale and thin. One
eats practically the same foods and
takes the same exercise as the other.
What is the difference? Nearly al-
ways it’s a difference in the quality of
the blood. The strong child has rich,
red blood and plenty of it. You love
to see him eat so heartily. If your
child is thin and weak, give him
Gude’ Pepto-Mangan to build up the
blood and see the difference between
a sickly, unhappy childhood and a
bouncing, healthy childhood.
Get Gude’s Pepto-Mangan at your
druggists in liquid or tablet form. Be
sure it’s the genuine,—Adv. 67-7
A RS Ao ee Ne Me Nao
Mid-Winter Shoe Bargains
at Yeagers
$10.00 Shoes Reduced
can have your choice of any
pair of Men’s $10.00 Shoes L
YOU vf
Yeager's Shoe Store
is Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA. ju
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co.
Lyon & Co.
White Sale will close Saturday, February 18th. .
We are adding big bargains every day.
72x90 Bleached Seamless Sheets $2 quality,
now $1.25.
34x16 Unbleached Huck Fringed Towels 15ec.
each or 2 for 25 cents.
We have again the White Table Damask at 50¢
Special Linen Finished Pillow Cases 42x36 only
30 cents apiece.
Special Linen Finished Pillow Cases 45x36 only
35 cents apiece.
10 yards Good Toweling at $1.00.
Dress Ginghams now 20 cents per yard.
Although the Silk market is Beis, we are
selling Taffetas, Satins, and Crepe de C
greatly reduced prices.
Splendid values in all Cotton Fabrics.
All Linen dress goods, in all colors and black.
Ladies’ Dresses, Coats and Suits at marvelous-
ly low prices.
enes at
$18.00 and $20.00 all wool Dresses, navy blue,
self braided, and the new colored embroidery. All
sizes at the low price of $9.98.
All wool Coat Suits in colors only, $30 and $40
qualities now $18.00 and $20.00. Coats just as low.
Men, Women and Children’s Shoes at the new
low prices.
Lyon & Co. us
Lyon & Co.