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Bellefonte, Pa., June 1, 1923.
items of Interest Dished Up for the
Delectation of “Watchman” Read-
ers by a Corps of Gifted
PINE GROVE MENTION.
A number of our farmers are re-
planting their corn.
C. H. Martz is having his house re-
roofed with galvanized iron roofing.
Miss Ida Williams is plying her
needle at the Will Glenn home at
Elmer Barr, Roy Corl and Mrs. Ma-
ry Martz are all recovering from re-
Mrs. John Wertz is so seriously ill
that her friends are much concerned
over her condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are off on a
ten day’s outing among relatives in
the Buckeye State.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sunday, of
Fairbrook, spent Monday afternoon
with relatives in town.
Miss Florence Bowersox is spend-
ing a week with her aunt, Miss Gertie
Williams, at Houserville.
Miss Athalea Ward, of Pittsburgh,
and Miss Retta Ward, of Altoona,
were here for Memorial day.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Fleming
and mother spent Friday at State Col-
lege mixing business with pleasure.
Mrs. Ella Moore, of State College,
spent the early part of the week with
her sisters, Misses Sue and Sadie
H. H. Goss and wife and A. B. Stru-
ble and wife, of State College, were in
town on Saturday afternoon greeting
J. Schuyler Goss and mother, Mrs.
A. F. Goss, spent the early part of the
week with Mrs. Ella Irvin, at Mec-
Rev. H. D. Fleming will hold me-
morial services in the Presbyterian
church at Graysville at 2:30 o’clock
on Sunday afternoon.
Albert Ripka, of Baileyville, spent
the early part of the week at the home
of his cousin, Mrs. Sarah Saucerman,
on south Water street.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed and Mr.
and Mrs. Lee Krebs, of State College,
mingled among their friends in town
the first day of the week.
Mr. aad Mrs. J. A. Fortney and Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Markle departed on
Friday morning on a week’s sight-
seeing trip in the city of Brotherly
A. C. Kepler and wife and J. B.
Fisher and wife left on Monday morn-
ing on a ten day’s camping and fish-
ing trip down on Youngwoman’s
John Colpetzer and family, of Fair-
brook, were motor guests of Will
Dreiblebis on a trip to the parental
Colpetzer home near Bellefonte, on
Harry Bechtol, of Pennsylvania
* Furnace, was taken to the Bellefonte
hospital on Tuesday morning for a
double operation, appendicitis being
his major trouble.
Grandmother Mary Harper is at the
home of her son George, suffering
with a stroke of paralysis. As she is
past 85 years of age her condition is
regarded as quite serious.
Nerr Goss, of Lewistown, with his
two sons, of Philadelphia, spent sev-
eral days last week at the H. H. Goss
home and on sight-seeing trips
through the valley and at State Col-
Mr .and Mrs. Morris Smith and Mr.
and Mrs. George Smith, of Altoona,
with Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Osman, of
State College, were Sunday visitors
at the J. R. Smith home on east Main
Miss Catherine Kepler, a secretary
for the Red Cross at Washington, D.
C., came home for Memorial day and
will spend her vacation with her par-
ents, Hon. and Mrs. J. Will Kepler, on
west Main street.
Mrs. J. E. Reed is confined to bed as
the result of a fall last Thursday
afternoon. One of her legs and an
arm were badly hurt, but as no bones
are broken she hopes to be around be-
fore many days pass.
The public in general, and world
war soldiers in particular, are urged
to attend the memorial services in the
Methodist church next Sunday even-
ing at 7:30 o’clock. The post chap-
lain will deliver the sermon.
Linn Dale Musser, assistant road-
master on the state highway, is car-
rying his left arm in a sling. A pass-
ing car last Friday bowled him over
while at work on the roadway. The
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driver was not only speeding his car
but was also on the wrong side of the
The real estate of the late Miss Sa-
rah E. Wieland, consisting of about
forty acres, on which is a partially
finished bungalow, was sold at public
sale last Saturday afternoon to David
Louck for $1525.
Ed Rossman and wife and John
Rossman and wife, who left Rock
Springs at four o'clock on Monday
afternoon of last week in the former’s
Paige car, landed at their destination
on Lake Michigan, sixty miles west of
Detroit, at seven o’clock on Tuesday
About seventy-five members of the
Witmer clan attended the annual fam-
ily reunion at the J. B. Witmer home
at White Hall last Friday. A big fea-
ture of the gathering was the delicious
dinner served in the barn floor. Guests
of honor included Mr. and Mrs. N. O.
Dreiblebis and Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
On Wednesday of last week Mrs.
Lydia Decker Houser was given a
birthday surprise party at the Edward
T. Houser home near Pine Hall. It
was her 71st anniversary and a big
dinner added to the enjoyment of the
occasion. Among those present were
Mrs. Priscilla Decker and Mrs. Reif-
snyder, of Altoona; Mrs. Ella Stover,
Mrs. Sue O’Bryan and Mrs. C. E. Fye.
Mrs. Houser received many appropri-
The burning of a seven pasenger
Overland car on the state highway
near Rock Springs, last Saturday
afternoon, blocked travel for some
time. The car had been gone over at
the Rossman garage and turned out as
all right only a few minutes before it
caught fire. The flames spread so
rapidly that the passengers barely es-
caped. The car was owned by a Mr.
Thompson, of Ohio, who was on his
way to Williamsport. A telephone
message to Altoona soon brought
another car which caried them to their
Lincoln Car Takes First Place.
In a series of three tests for speed
and quick getaway conducted by the
Detroit department of police on Oak-
land Boulevard at Dearborn, Thurs-
day afternoon, first place among the
field of ten competitors was awarded
to the Lincoln car.
The tests were made in an effort of
the police department to secure a “fly-
ing squadron” of motor cars to enlist
in the campaign against robberies and
other crimes of the road.
Quick starting from a dead stop,
rapid acceleration over long and short
distances and the ease with which the
cars could be handled in any emergen-
cy demanding immediate ability 1o get
going at race track speed were cov-
ered in quarter mile, half mile znd
two mile tests, two of which were
made from standing starts.
A large gathering of city officials,
engineers from representative auto-
mobile plants and many spectators
were present. Official clocking of the
speed was made by stop watches held
by the official referee and by judges
in the cars, and cars were also timed
and speedometer readings checked by
members of the Detroit motor cycle
The tests called for stock touring
cars carrying six passengers each.
In the two mile standing start quick
acceleration test the Lincoln finishing
first covered the distance in one min-
ute, forty-nine and two fifths seconds,
attaining a speed of eighty miles an
hour. The next nearest competitor
covered the distance in one minute, fif-
ty-seven and two fifths seconds. The
slowest time recorded was two min-
utes, twenty-three seconds, finishing
at a speed of sixty-two miles an hour.
In the half mile test the Lincoln
again taking first honors, covered the
distance in thirty-eight and two-fifths
seconds and finished at speed of sev-
enty-three miles an hour. The near-
est competitor covered the distance in
thirty-nine and one fifth seconds.
The quarter mile test was made
from a running start of five miles an
hour in intermediate gear. In this
test the winner covered the distance
in twenty-six and three-fifths seconds
while the Lincoln tied for second place
with a time of twenty-six and four-
fifths seconds. The slowest time in
this test was thirty-four and two-
fifths seconds. 22-1t
“Lloyd Walker has bought a new
Mrs. Jennie Walker is visiting at
Edna Rodgers spent the week-end
at Tyrone with her cousin, Mrs. Carl
Mrs. Oliver Molton, of Tyrone, spent
Wednesday at the home of her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lucas.
Mrs. Ford Walker, of Snow Shoe,
spent Saturday night at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Earl Kauffman.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rodgers and son
and daughter, of Tyrone, spent Sun-
day at the home of L. J. Heaton.
Mrs. Albert Ringer and four chil-
dren, of Flemington, are visiting at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Thom-
Edward Lucas and his brother
Frank drove to Kylertown on Sunday
and spent the day at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bird and
daughter Gladys, and Mrs. Clara Hea-
ton, of Clearfield, made a call at the
home of Mrs. Mary Heaton, Thurs-
Those who visited at the home of
Mrs. Sallie Friel on Sunday were Mrs.
Eliza Jodon, of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and
Mrs. William Johnson and son, and
Mr. Hayes McQuillan and Mrs. Weller
McQuilllan, of Wallaceton.
—Get your job work done here.
Bears the signature of Chas, H.Fletcher.
In use for over thirty years, and
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
AUTO STEERING WHEELS
MADE FROM STRAW.
Detroit, Mich., May 30.—Invisible,
yet daily gripped in the hands of mil-
lions of persons, straw from the farm
of Henry Ford is literally scattered to
the four corners of the earth.
Strange as this statement may
seem, it is true.
Out on the Ford farm at Dearborn,
Mich., operated entirely by Fordson
tractor power, there was no use for
the great loads of straw annually har-
vested there with the grain until the
Ford Motor company, given to doing
unusual things, found a use for it.
The straw is used as an ingredient
in the composition of Fordite, a ma-
terial of flint-like hardness and a de-
velopment of the Ford Motor compa~
ny, from which steering wheels are
made and the Fordite plant at High-
land Park supplies these steering
wheels for all Ford cars and trucks,
wherever assembled throughout the
world—in the United States, Canda
and abroad—and also for use on
The Fordite plant, begun about four
year ago something as an experiment,
is at present producing an average of
8,500 of these steering wheels daily
under the manufacturing schedule of
three eight-hour working shifts six
days a week. Subjected to the most
minute inspection and given the most
exacting tests, they are the strongest
and most durable steering wheels pro-
duced, of ever-wearing quality, a
bright, lustrous black and superior in
many ways to wooden steering wheels.
The straw from the Ford farm,
which is sufficient in quantity for only
about nine months’ manufacture after
which straw must be purchased out-
side, is utilized, following a shredding
process, as a binder in making that
part of Fordite which forms the core
of the steering wheel, insuring a rim
of exceptional strength. . The daily
consumption at present is about a ton
and a half.
Manufacture of Fordite begins with
the raw materials. In preparing the
core stock, the straw, rubber base, sul-
phur, silica and other ingredients are
mixe: in batches of 150 pounds which
then go to the rubber mills where they
are mixed between heated rollers for
a period of forty-five minutes. By
that time the substance is ready for
the tubing machines into which it is
fed in small strips and from which it
emerges through a round die, fifteen-
sixteenths of an inch in diameter,
much as sausage from a sausage
grinder machine. As it comes out it
is cut, on the bias, into lengths of 52
inches and then is ready to be rolled
into the outside covering of fine rub-
After the core has been wrapped in-
to the covering, which is of equal
length and seven and a half inches
wide, affording a double cover, the
whole is secured in circular form and
sent to steel molds the exact size of
' a steering wheel.
Held fast in these molds under hy-
draulic pressure of 2,000 pounds to the
square inch, these Fordite steering
wheels are subjected to heat treatment
of 68 pounds of steam for a period of
fifty minutes. Hot as they come from
the steam ovens, they are soft and pli-
able, but within a short time after
they are placed on the cooling racks
they assume a flint-like hardness that
Next, the Fordite steering wheels
go to the finishing room where they
are smoothly trimmed and polished.
The pressed steel “spider” or cross
piece, is then placed in the wheel and
securely fastened on by a machine
which in one operation bores a small
hole and in the next screws in the
screw. The steering wheel is then
ready for shipment and assembly on
Manufacture of these wheels is only
part of the work done in the Fordite
plant. In addition it turns out a dai-
ly average of 9,000 front spring pads,
150,000 commutator insulator buttons,
9,000 magento contact insulators, 7,-
500 cut out insulators, 8,000 motor
starter insulators, 8,000 dash terminal
blocks, 6,000 battery cable bushings,
19,000 hood block bushings, 20,000
tail light wire bushings, 3,200 battery
covers, 6,500 rear panel plugs and
10,000 cable insulators for metal dash-
Scott Mulhollen, of Altoona, came
here last week and called on friends
and relatives, and also decorated the
graves of his wife and daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Daily, of Al-
toona, were over Sunday guests at the
George Ertley home. Mrs. Daily will
spend a week or so here with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ertley.
The Ladies Aid society of the Re-
formed church will meet in that
church Saturday afternoon to elect
the coming year’s officers. All mem-
bers of the Aid are requested to be
The festival which was to have been
held here on Memorial evening has
been postponed until June ninth,
when it will be held with a box social
on the Reformed church lawn. Every-
Two car loads of our young men au-
toed to the festival at Pleasant Gap
and enjoyed themselves very much,
last Saturday evening. Clarence
Weight took his two friends, Willard
Weaver and Deimer Ertley, in his run-
about, and Ray Dietz, took his fath-
er’s new Ford and his friends, George
Weight,, John Vonada, Henry Vona-
i and Leon Aley. They all had a fine
The “Poison-Gas” Frog.
Included in the specimens of unusu-
al reptiles added to the collection of
the American museum of Natural His-
tory by Dr. G. Kingley Noble, as a re-
sult of a scientific expedition to Santo
Domingo is a “poison-gas” frog. This
creature weighs about 10 pounds and
has feet equipped with devices like
the suckers of an octopus. With these
it can climb trees to escape snakes.
As a further protection, it has the
ability to exude a corrosive milky lig-
uid which blisters like mustard gas
and fills the air with a whitish vapor
and a bad odor. Born in mountain
torrents, it passes its early life attach-
ed to rocks like a mussel.
The female |
| RAISING ONE'S OWN FISH.
Experiments by the bureau of fish-
eries in fish culture in small ponds
like those on many farms has proved,
it is claimed, that any ordinary fami-
ly can obtain enough fish from such a
pond to warrant a healthful change
in diet by the simple process of stock-
ing the pond with such fish as may be
desired. Frequent stocking, it is as-
serted, is not necessary unless an un-
usual amount of fish is required. The
fish need no care and need not be fed.
An experiment made by the bureau
in a small pond in Fairport, Iowa,
showed that the net production per
acre increased from .203 pounds and
14 ounces in 1919 to 440 pounds 14
ounces in 1922. The fish used in the
experiment was the blue-gill, a species
of sunfish. This fish is not considered
an especially good pan fish because it
is very bony, but the test was made
to prove only that fish could be prop-
agated without much trouble. The
sunfish, as any angler knows, lives
and thrives in the same water where
are an abundance of perch, bass and
The bluegill feeds largely on insect
larvae, plants, etc. In commenting on
the experiment the report says:
“The effect in manipulating the
stock of this pond has been so as to
control the number of fish of differ-
ent ages in that an association might
result that would give continued max-
imum producion of fish of edible size
year after year. The tendency of the
manipulation for the last three years
has been to decrease the number of
fish constituting the spring plant, so
that the small fish produced by them
during the current year might not
make up an undue proportion of the
total annual production of fish flesh.
It has been. observed that too great a
production of young fish in a given
year prevents many of the half-grown
fish from attaining edible size through
too serious competition for the avail-
——— sees, eee.
—Asparagus crown are generally
planted from twenty to twenty-four
inches apart in the rows and the rows
from four to six feet apart. It is not
an easy matter to decide upon the best
planting distances. When long, well
The Economy of
Appeals to every family in these
days. From no other medicine can you
get so much real medicinal effect as
from this. It is a highly concentrated
extract of several valuable medicinal
ingredients, pure and wholesome. The
dose is small, only a teaspoonful three
times a day.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla is a wonderful
tonic medicine for the blood, stom-
ach, liver and kidneys, prompt in giv-
ing relief. It is pleasant to take,
agreeable to the stomach, gives a
thrill of new life. Why not try # z 5%
blanched shoots are desired, it is cus-
tomary to allow at least five feet be-
tween rows so as to provide plenty of
soil for ridging. When the attention
is given to blanching, it is unnecessa-
ry to allow so much space between the
rows. Some of the most successful
growers plant two by four feet apart.
Keep the Kidneys Well
Health is Worth Saving, and Some
Bellefonte People Know How
to Save It.
Many Bellefonte people take their
lives in their hands by neglecting the
kidneys when they know these organs
need help. Weak kidneys are respon-
sible for a vast amount of suffering
and ill health—the slightest delay is
dangerous. Use Doan’s Kidney Pills
—a remedy that has helped thousands
of kidney sufferers. Here is a Belle-
fonte citizen’s recommendation:
Mrs. H. W. Raymond, Reynolds
Ave. says: “About a year ago my
kidneys began to weaken and I had a
dull aching and soreness across my
kidneys. I could hardly sweep the
floor. I tired easily and had nervous
headaches. My kidneys acted too oft-
en and annoyed me a great deal. I
read of Doan’s Kidney Pills and got
them at Runkle’s drug store. They
were the right remedy and after I
had used two boxes I was relieved of
the backaches and my kidneys were
in good order.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Raymond had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 68-22
Caldwell & Son
Plumbing and Heating
By Hot Water
Full Line of Pipe and Fittings
AND MILL SUPPLIES
ALL SIZES OF
Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
If you have
NOTES were called
for payment on May 20th, and inter-
est ceased on that date.
any of these Notes
we will give you cash for them.
If they are here for safe keeping
advise us and we will give them prop-
The First National Bank
: Bellefonte, Pa.
AGood Watch or Diamond
at one time.
bought on our Easy Payment Plan,
enables you to own Jewelry of value
that you possibly could not pay for
We would be glad to
have you interview us in regard to
No Added Charge for Payments
F. P. Blair & Son,
Jewelers and Optometrists
KLINE _WOODRING 1 Ateobeyent-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices in
all courts. "Office, room
Exchange. rr tale Bl-1y
B. SPANGLER — Attorney-at-Law,
N Practices in all the aa
sultation in English
Office in Crider’s Exchange, . Be]lefonte,
J Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt at-
tention given all legal business.en-
adm d hl
trusted to his care. Offices—No.
. RIG — Attorney-at-
J and Justice of the Peace. All‘pro-
fessional business will receive
prompt attention. Office on second f005.01
Temple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Laws
W Consultation in English and Gera
man: @ffice in Crider’s Exchange,
Bellefonte, Pa. 38-5
D R. R. L. CAPERS,
Crider’s Exch. *
66-11 Holmes Bldg.
S. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at hig resi-
ANIMALS TAKE TO
You can’t fool a cow or a horse
on feed. If they did not evince
an immediate preference, it is
bound to show in their strength
and stamina and weight later
on. Our feed is a good tune
to sing, says the little song-
C. Y. Wagner Co., Inc.
66-11-1yr BELLEFONTE, PA.
This Interests You
The Workmans’ Compensation
Law went into effect Jan. 1,
1916. It makes Insurance Com-
pulsory. We specialize in plac-
ing such insurance. We inspect
Plants and recommend Accident
Prevention Safe Guards which
Reduce Insurance rates.
It will be to your interest to
consult us before placing your
JOHN F. GRAY & SON,
Bellefonte 43-18-1y State College
The following Lines of
Insurance are written
in my Agency
ACCIDENT and HEALTH
EVERY POLICY GUARANTEES
When you want any kind of
a Bond come and see me.
Don’t ask friends. They
don’t want to go on your
Bond. I will.
H. E. FENLON
Bell 174-M Temple Court
Commercial BELLEFONTE, PA.
Get the Best Meats
You save nothing by buying poor
thin or gristly meats. I use only the
LARGEST AND FATTEST CATTLE
and supply my customers with the
freshest, choicest, best blood and mus-
cle making Steaks and Roasts. My
prices are no higher than the poorer
meats are elsewhere.
I always have
Game in season, and any kinds of good
meats you want.
TRY MY SHOP
P. L. BEEZER,
High Street, 34-34-1y Bellefonte, Pav