Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 08, 1922, Image 7

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Demonic Yaya
Bellefonte, Pa., September 8, 1922.
By L. A. Miller.
Melancholy is the muse of frenzy,
Therefore, they thought it good you hear a
And frame your mind to mirth and mer-
Which bars a thousand harms, and length-
ens life.—Shakespeare.
Considering the influence the stage
has on the morals of the country, it is
singular that so little effort is made
to keep it pure and healthy. For some
reason it seems to have been given
over to the devil to make all he can
out of it, and that without even a pro-
test from the moralists.
It is said that the stage is bad,
wholly bad, and therefore defiling.
Whose fault is it?
Some say it is because good and re-
spectable people contribute to its sup-
port without first requiring it to purge
itself of all that is bad or impure.
Others, that it is run in the interest
of bad or immoral people, and that
good people cannot consistently pa-
tronize it.
The stage, like any other public in-
stitution, is allowed to run itself to a
greater extent than a private concern
will be. The people have it in their
power to make the stage just what
they want it. If they patronize light
or immoral plays better than they do
good ones, then the stage goes to the
bad; but if meritorious plays are well
patronized, and moral, upright and
good actors well supported, then that
end of the see-saw will rise. The pub-
lic should not kick about the stage, for
it is just what they make it.
The truth of the matter is that the
public cares very little about the pri-
vate character of actors, and in their
private capacity actors care very lit-
tle about the public. If a play is
catchy, well written and interesting in
plot the public will applaud it, even if
some of the suggestions in it are not
of the most ennobling character. It
makes no difference how immoral the
actors are, so they are clever artists.
To the public they are merely the
characters in the play, nothing more.
They are applauded to the echo on the
stage, but not recognized on the
It is business on one hand and en-
tertainment on the other. The play-
ers want the public’s money and the
public wants the entertainment. Thus
it becomes a legitimate business
transaction. A theatrical agent comes
along and offers to put a piece on the
stage at standard prices. In so doing
he ranks his attractions as standard.
He cannot compel the people to pay
him their money, and they are under
no obligations to patronize him. He
has merely offered them something
that they can have for so much mon-
ey. If they find that the goods are
not up to the standard, they need not
take them, and are at liberty to run
them down in the market. If the
agent finds that he cannot dispose of
this grade of goods at standard prices,
he shelves them and brings something
better. However, if he succeeds even
fairly well of disposing of his shoddy
stock, he will not only continue to of-
for it, but make it cheaper still. Now,
if the people had the nerve to demand
the very best, and take nothing else,
Mr. Agent would bring it every time.
The people are under no obligations
whatever to patronize any show, but
in the interest of public morals they
are in duty bound to withhold their
support from bad ones. The stage is
just what you make it. Managers or-
ganize play companies purely as a
business venture. Their prime object
is to make money, and they will go in
the direction of the biggest pile. If
there is more money in sensational
plays than in tragedy then they run to
sensation, and so on, following the
tastes of the public and working the
lead that yields the greatest number
of sheckels.
Does it seem fair and just to put
the blame all on the stage, when it
but reflects the+taste of the people?
As well smash the mirror in your
dresing case for not reflecting a hand-
some face when you look into it.
Large Amount Paid by State for
Pennsylvania paid $134,326.50 in
bounty awards on 40,039 claims for
the killing of noxious animals during
the year ending June 1, 1922, accord-
ing to a statement of the Game Com-
The claims paid included 412 wild-
cats, 5,393 gray foxes, 3,720 red foxes,
and 74,142 weasels. These claims
were paid by the Game Commission
which since 1915 has operated entire-
ly on funds supplied by the sale of li-
censes to sportsmen of the State. Since
1915 a total of almost $1,000,000 has
been paid out on bounties on the kill-
ing of vermin of various kinds, it was
Other expenditures of the Commis-
sion since 1915 included $275,000 for
the purchase of game for stocking
purposes and $125,000 for the pur-
chase of lands for refuges. Secretary
Gordon of the Game Commission, an-
nounced the following totals of game
stocked in Pennsylvania since 1915:
Elk, 170; deer, 780; wild turkeys,
2,000; ring-neck pheasants, 381,600;
ring-neck pheasant eggs, 72,700; rab-
bits (cotton-tail), 40,000; varying
hares (snow-shoe rabbits), 10,000;
quail, bob-white, 31,600; quail, Gam-
bel, 180; squirrels, fox, 55; beaver, 70.
Seven Carloads of Cocoa Shipped from
Lititz to Germany.
Seven carloads of cooca, amounting
to 236,000 pounds, were shipped last
week from the Ideal chocolate factory,
Lititz, to Germany. The cars were
loaded on a boat at Philadelphia. The
order was received by the Central Re-
lief committees, with headquarters in
New York.
Cocoa is considered very nutritious.
In food calorie value one pound of
cocoa from the factory is equal to a
pound of steak, so that cocoa is one of
the cheapest foodstuffs on the mar-
ket.—Lititz Record.
God is the perfect poet, who in His per-
son acts His own creation.—Robert Brown-
One collection for fall emphasizes
three-piece costumes, no suit being
shown. Skirts are straight and me-
dium long, full eight inches off the
ground. Jackets are in wrist or fin-
ger-tip length, belted and fur trimn-
med. Tailored dresses are built on
straight lines and have long sleeves
tight at wrist and full from elbow to
hand. High collars are shown. Waist
line is placed just below normal, gen-
erally sloping from front to back. Per-
sian, Chinese and Hindu embroideries,
done in workrooms of the house, are
much used. Metallic bead embroider-
ies and metallic bead galoons are fea-
Coats are full length, with circular
cut at sides, and are completed with
enormously wide fur collars and cuffs.
Bright-colored, fur-trimmed leather
suits, and bright-colored leather jack-
ets are shown, with matching sport
dresses in wool fabrics. This house
combines metal matelasse and velvet
in afternoon dresses. Two-color and
two-fabric combinations are also fea-
tured by this house. Lace dresses are
well represented in Calais, Chantilly
and a new sheer guipure lace.
Another house is showing all skirts
of suits and dresses short, straight
and scant. Waist length circular
capes are featured as part of three-
piece costumes in cloth or leather.
Evening gowns are draped in Grecian
and Egyptian styles.
Dress skirts have broad scalloped,
irregular hems and free gathered pan-
els with rounded lower edge. All
necks finish in straight, collarless line.
Sleeves are long and wide at hand, or
they are short, about four inches
above the elbow.
Amber-colored crepe and velvet and
colored metal crepons are extensively
used by this house for elaborate even-
ing dresses. Satin dresses are well
represented in black and in copper for
afternoon wear.
The Going Away Shower.—Every
girl is a potenial bride-to-be, whether
she is engaged or not. And, anyhow,
why should the engaged girl have all
the fun? Let’s give a shower for a
girl who doesn’t wear a diamond :ing
on her left hand. Or, if she does wear
one, let’s give her a shower in spite
of the fact, in “celebration” of her
going away.
This will really be a farewell party,
with the shower added as a surprise.
The invitations should include enlight-
enment to this effect, and also the re-
quest, “Please send your latest snap-
shot before this date.” Of course, the
guest of honor suspects nothing but a
farewell party, with the possibility of
some collective gift like a pair of field
glasses, which she will never use. She
may even be a trifle bored, especially
when the hostess proposes some fool-
ish game like “Going to Florida.” But
when it comes her turn to say what
she will take in her bag when she goes
away the surprise may be sprung.
This is done by the hostess, who inter-
rupts, rising hurriedly and exclaim-
ing: “Oh, excuse me just a rinute
and don’t go on. I don’t want to miss
any of this!”
_ She hastens out of the room, com-
ing back in a second with an old, bat-
tered suitcase, the oldest she can find
in the house, pasted up with all kinds
of labels, including Christmas seals
and canceled stamps. Putting it down
with an impressive thud before the
“Going-Away-Girl,” she gets off her
carefully prepared remark, “We
thought maybe you'd take these along
to remember us by.”
And inside the “Going-Away-Girl,”
who may be going to California for
two months, abroad for three or four,
Maine for one, Florida for three
weeks, or to New York for life, as far
as the giving of the party is concern-
ed, opens the bag and finds all kinds
of interesting gifts inside. After this
refreshments are announced, and the
guests go into the dining room, which
has been arranged like a dining csr.
Card tables are placed in two rows
across the room, while the dining ta-
ble itself is pushed to cne side and
filled with plates of food, already ar-
ranged. The guests sit down at the
tables, four at a time, those who are
left over after all the tables are filled
being asked to serve as waiters in
handing out the plates. Then, when
the first lot have finished, the waiters
are waited on by their recent custom-
ers. With each plate is a correspondd-
ence card labeled “Time-Table.” Be-
neath the label is a snap-shot of the
Going-Away-Girl, made
belonging to the hostess or “berrow-
ed” from the owner. And beneath the
picture is the name and the words,
“To be remembered for all time.”
These are to be used as favors.
Now suppose we look into the suit-
case and find out how the snap-shots
of the guests are used. Of course,
they are all intimate friends and their
birthdays are all down in the hostess’
birthday book. So she makes her gift
from a film !
a calendar, with memorandum spaces
for each day. And on the birthday of
each guest she pastes just a tiny ypic-
ture of the girl herself, “in remem-
brance.” We don’t find that dreaded
pair of field glasses, but we do find
such helpful and easily forgotten
things as a tiny bag of flowered silk
containing a little pincushion, a pack-
age of needles and some black and
white thread, a book of stamps (pro-
viding the trip is in this country); a
writing tablet and some envelopes for
hasty notes, a folding drinking cup, a
silver pencil, a leather book cover to
keep that favorite story nice and clean
while reading it on the train, a knap-
sack-shaped bag of cretonne with a
flap that snaps shut but leaves just
enough open space for a thread of
wool to go through, for the same pur-
pose of keeping knitting clean on the
train; a pair of amber glasses, in
case of continued glaring land or sea
scapes; a neat little notebook in a!
leather case which buttons shut; a |
chamois bag in which to places odds |
and ends like pins, combs and neck- |
laces at night on a train; a tiny baby
pillow in a dark corner for filling in
uncomfortable crevices in Pullman
seats, steamer chairs or berths; the
smallest size of thermos bottle, which
will hold: just enough water to quench
that middie-of-the-night thirst.
Green Olive Catsup.
Good catsup is to steak and cold
meats, what apple sauce is to roast
pork, or mint sauce to lamb—an add-
ed something that makes the course
Green olive catsup is out of the or-
dinary—the kind that wins friends
immediately. Put one dozen large cu-
cumbers, one pint Spanish green ol-
ives (stoned), and four large white
onions through the food chopper.
Sprinkle four tablespoonfuls salt and
four teaspoonfuls white pepper over
the mixture. Add one quart vinegar
and put in sterilized bottles or jars.
This catsup is delicious on steaks and
chops, and is an excellent accompani-
ment to all sliced cold meats.
New World Geography Studied at
Penn State.
More than fifty teachers took the
| special two weeks’ course in New
{ World eography that was taught at
The Pennsylvania State College sum-
mer session. The course was given
this year for the first time to fill the
demand of public school teachers for
a course of instruction dealing with the
reconstructed map of the world as a
result of the recent great war. Dr.
R. H. Whitbeck, professor of geogra-
phy at the University of Wisconsin
was in charge of the course, which
was novel in that it combines history
and geography into a single study.
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