Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 21, 1923, Image 3

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Bellefonte, Pa., September 21, 1923.
Country Correspondence
Items of Interest Dished Up for the
Delectation of “Watchman” Read-
ers by a Corps of Gifted °
A light vote was cast at the prima-
ry Tuesday.
Joseph Fleming and J. F. Meyers
are among the sick.
Rev. J. W. McAlarney is holding a
series of revival meetings at Dungar-
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Whitmer, of
Linden Hall, spent Saturday evening
in town. r
Harry Bickett, of Fairbrook, visit-
ed his mother, Mrs. Emma Bickett, in
town, on Sunday.
Aaron C. Kepler, our potato cultur-
ist, is busy raising and carting his
tubers to market.
The many friends of Maggie Hill
will be glad to learn that she is re-
covering from her recent illness.
Alarge crowd of rooters accompa-
nied our ball team to Petersburg last
Saturday and we won to the tune of
9 to 6.
David Houser and family motored
to Altoona last week to spend several
days with their former neighbors, the
Coleman families.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Miller, of Niles,
Ohio, spent last week visiting their
former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Em-
ory John, near this place.
After spending a month with her
mother at the old Kepler homestead
Mrs. Florence DeVoe Meade has re-
turned to her home in Maryland.
Mrs. Wight Bierly ‘has arrived home
from the University hospital, Phila-
delphia. She underwent an operation
while in the city and is convalescing
nicely now. .
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Miller and son
Ray and Mrs. Stere and Mrs. Emma
Nelson and daughter Cora, of Belle-
_fonte, were callers among relatives
here on Sunday.
While threshing at the D. G. Meek
farm at Fairbrook, Saturday, the rear
end of John Miller’s machine broke
through the barn floor and was con-
siderably damaged.
Charley Custaborder, C. Y. Wag-
ner’s right hand man in the big Belle-
. fonte mill was in town last week. He
was using a cane, but is getting bet-
ter of his lameness.
Charley Stuck and family and Jas.
Kline and family, motored to Mc-
Clure, Snyder county, to attend the
annual reunion of the Kline clan, at
which one hundred and fifty were
present. A big layout was the fea-
James Hoover, a former Pine Grove
Mills resident but of late years living
at Snow Hill, Md., is § ending a week
among relatives and old neighbors. He
has a hankerin’ to come back to Cen-
tre county and there is no doubt but
that they would receive a royal wel-
Dr. Stork has been very liberal with
our people lately. He left a little
daughter with Mr. and Mrs. H. F.
Gearhart. The grandad, proprietor of
“Bells Inn” is all puffed up over the
advent. Sunday morning a little sol-
dier boy was left at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George Lauck, it being No.
3 in their happy family.
Pennsylvania Uses 1,000,000 Gallons
of Gas Daily.
Gasoline consumption in Pennsylva-
nia has for the first time reached the
enormous amount of one million gal-
lons daily, according to estimates pre-
pared by the statistical bureau of the
Atlantic Refining company. This new
high mark, brought about by the in-
creased number of automobiles, is co-
incident with the additional one cent
tax on gasoline.
From the State tax of two cents a
gallon the revenue is therefore $20,-
000 a day, of which one-fourth goes
to counties for road building, and
three-fourths into the State general
The Atlantic Refining company bas-
es its figures for total gasoline con-
sumption on an estimated registra-
tion of 918,000 passenger cars and
71,000 solid tire trucks on July 31st.
The gasoline consumption, in July, of
each passenger car registered, is 23.14
gallons. The July consumption of the
average truck is 137.28 gallons. These
figures have been arrived at by tab-
ulations kept throughout a period of
ten years.
——We can die of old age at thirty-
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Copyright, 1931 by MeClure Newapsper Syndicates
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Changing Farm Conditions,
It is a fact well known among those
who have made a study of the subject,
that dairy products such as milk, but-
ter, cheese, etc., which are sold from
the farm do not take from the land
very much of its fertility. The ni-
trates, the phosphates, and the potash
are important elements of soil fertili-
ty, and when it is necessary to put
. | these back in the soil, it is found that
they are the most expensive ones to
supply. As has been said, these ele-
ments are not contained te any great
extent in dairy products, and so when
they are disposed of by the farmer,
he is not robbing the soil, and it is
not necessary to buy fertilizers to
bring his farm back to normal pro-
When grain, such as wheat, corn,
oats and even hay is sold from the
farm, these contain all those valuable
elements, that is the nitrogen, the
phosphorus, and the potassium. In
order to keep the farms up to a prof-
itable productiveness we must put
these back in some form of fertilizer.
With its tremendously rich resoure-
es, America has been wasteful in much
of its industry. In their effort to se-
cure the largest financial return, our
citizens have stripped from the land
many of these valuable resources.
The timber, the ores, the oil, and many
of the farm products can never be re-
placed. As a result much of America
has become permanently impoverish-
Some of the countries of the world
have been wiser than we have been.
This wisdom has not always been
practiced conscientiously. Often it
has been the result of necessity. In-
stead of selling raw material with the
least possible expenditure of labor,
they have used their rather limited
resources, have used their skill and
have expended much labor, and have
sold the resulting finished products.
Thus they have ‘been disposing to a.
large extent of their labor, and at a
Switzerland, with few natural re-
sources, has sold what? First, its
wonderful scenery to visitors who
bring their money and in exchange
get the marvelous mountain views.
Switzerland is thus enabled to accom-
plish that which the old adage says
cannot be done, that is to eat its cake
and have it too. While they sell their
wonderful views, their scenery is still
retained. Switzerland has also a lim-
ited amount of wood. Instead of sell-
ing this as lumber, the Swiss have
learned to carve beautiful objects
from the wood which they sell. They
are thus in reality disposing of their
labor and not of the raw material.
Denmark also is an example. She
has not exported grains or even cat-
tle to any great extent, but she has
exported great quantities of dairy
products so that she is known over the
world as one of the foremost export-
ers of these products.
We in America need to study these
lessons. Especially here in Pennsyl-
vania do we need to consider care-
fully what we are doing. This is what
is being done. We sell, or have sold,
our timber. We are selling our coal.
We are selling our oil. We are sell-
ing our grains and farm products
which, as previously shown, contain
those valuable ingredients which can
be replaced only at great cost.
When we stop to carefully consid-
er these matters, we cannot fail to
clearly see that it is time for many
farmers to call a halt in some of their
methods and to reconstruct them on
more intelligent lines which conform
to the changing conditions. More than
they have done they should turn to
dairying as a basic industry. By so
doing they will be increasing instead
of depleting their farm fertility, and
will be fostering an industry the de-
mands for whose products is bound to
increase. The farmers are destined
to receive increasing returns in nion-
ey, for there can never be any great
slump in the demands for dairy pro-
In Centre county, and to a great ex-
tent in other parts of Pennsylvania,
the farms are owned by men or by the
estates of men, whose money has been
made in producing and selling grains
and cattle. In many cases the original
owners of the land have made their
money and have retired, having re-
moved to the cities and towns. They
have leased their farm holdings to
younger men or to men who have not
been so financially successful. These
original owners, having been success-|
ful in making money by raising and)
selling hay, grain and cattle, are con-
servative and are not inclined to
change their methods of farming even
when the : general conditions are
changing. The farms are leased with
the idea that the tenants shall pursue
the same methods which have been
used before on the farms. The in-
creasing demands for the products of
the dairy, call for new methods of
farming. Especially is this true since
the cities demand that the conditions
which surround the production of milk
shall be improved. The tenants of
the farms cannot afford to make the
physical changes necessary, and the
owners are adverse to making the
changes. If the owners could be led
to see that dairying presents a more
encouraging field of endeavor to the
eastern farmer than do some of the
older methods of agriculture, a great
and marked step would be made in ad-
vance. Owners would then encourage
and would aid at least in the financing
the reconstruction of barns to meet
the demands of the dairy industry,
and they would aid their tenants in
providing the equipment necessary
and in following the methods requir-
ed for producing an increasing volume
of milk to be sold in the fluid state as
well as in the manufacture of other
dairy products. There is an increas- |
ing demand for these things to be con-
sumed in the rapidly growing cities
and towns.
The west is the logical field for the
location of our great grain fields, and
for the growing of cattle. The east
must gradually produce less and less
of these things, and must continue to
be increasingly the producer of dairy
products. Let us get in line with
these facts, and act accordingly.
Mrs. McIntyre, of Altoona, is visit-
ing among friends in this vicinity.
Miss Mildred Gingrich went to Wil-
liamsport to enter business college.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kimport, of El-
mira, N. Y., are visiting friends in
this vicinity.
Cyrus Wagner, of Altoona, enjoyed
a week-end visit with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Wagner.
Mrs. Paul Stairs, of Greensburg,
was a guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. E.
Stuart, and other friends.
Mr. John Wagner went to Gettys-
burg on Monday to resume his work
in the Theological seminary.
Miss Marjorie Slagle, of Altoona,
was a recent visitor at the home of
her grandfather, D. W. Meyer.
Nevin Meyer is making some im-
provements, about his residence
among them being a new porch.
Mrs. Wenden Busch, of Washing-
ton, D. C., is visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFarlane.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kern and baby,
of Lemont, spent Sunday with Mrs.
Kern’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Mrs. John Harkins and sons, John
and William, of State College, were
guests of Rev. and Mrs. W. J. Wag-
ner last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Zeigler, Mr.
and Mrs. Heverly and baby and Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Coxey and ‘children, of
State College, spent Sunday with
friends in town.
The, ‘ladies "of class No. 9 of the
Lutheran Sunday school will have a
conundrum social at the home of Er-
nest Hess, at Shingletown, on Satur-
day evening, September 22nd.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hazel and
daughters, Misses Mary and Jane,
went to Lewisburg on Tuesday, where
Miss Mary enrolled as a student in
the musical department at Bucknell.
The Reitz and Lonebarger families
spent Sunday at Crystal Spring park;
Mrs. Henry Reitz and son Fred and
guest, Mrs. Hattie Miller, continuing
the trip to Sunbury, Williamsport and
other points.
After spending a week or ten days
with his daughter, in Northumberland,
C. G. Bright returned home Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Charles, of Har-
tleton, and Mrs. Feese, of Mifflinburg,
were guests on Sunday of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed. G. Mingle.
Monday the Misses Margaret Cun-
ningham and Irene Musser went to
Lock Haven where they entered Cen-
tral State Normal school as students,
for the winter term.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Ardery, of
Bellefonte, spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. George Weaver, in this
place and with Mrs. Ardery’s other
sisters, in Woodward and Coburn.
Sunday, ’Squire and Mrs. Stover,
their son John, and Frank Burwell
motored to Milroy, where they spent
a few hours among Mr. Stover’s niec-
es, among them Mrs. Shem Aurand.
Mr. and Mrs. William Nevil and
family, of Clarence, spent the week-
end with Mrs. Nevil’s mother, Mrs.
Henry Mowery. They were guests
Sunday of Mrs. Nevil’s cousins, Mr.
and Mrs. Burd.
Mrs. Thomas Hull was the motor
guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McHose,
of Millheim, who were also accompa-
nied by Mrs. McHose’s mother, Mrs.
Augusta Edmunds, on a one day trip
to Huntingdon, where they were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Pat-
ton and Mrs. C. C. Bell and son Earl.
A. C. Peters purchased a Ford tour-
ing car last week.
Mrs. E. C. Rodel was a recent vis-
itor with her parents at Millersburg.
Philip Dale, of State College, trans-
aoied business at this place on Tues-
F. E. Reish was a guest at the home
of John Korman, near Bellefonte, on
Miss Martha Smith, of Spring Mills,
was a week-end guest of her friend,
Miss Eliza Gilliland.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ross, accom-
panied by Miss Bell Ross, of Pleasant
Gap, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ross
and children, of Bellefonte, were Sun-
day visitors at the L. K. Dale home.
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Real Estate Transfers.
J. L. Winegardner, et al, to Samuel
Frankenberger, tract in Millheim;
Samuel P. Orndorf, et al, to Wash-
ington Camp, No. 357, P. O. S. of A,,
tract in Haines township; $450.
Miriam I. Dreese, et al, to Mary
Mo Shope, tract in State College; $4,-
Mary M. Shope to Mabel J. Gentzel,
tract in State College; $7,000.
Samuel T. Williams, et ux, to S.
Augusta Gray, tract in Worth town-
ship; $1.
Philipsburg Coal & Land Co., to
3 ohn Goldthorpe, tract in Philipsburg;
Thomas B. Charles, et ux, to Wil-
liam E. Smith, tract in College town-
ship; $12,500.
Michael Woomer, Admr., to Eliza-
beth C. Taylor, tract in State College;
Elizabeth E. Taylor, et bar, to Hen-
ry A. Garner, et ux, tract in State
College; $6,100.
Reed R. Randolph, et ux, to George
M. Nearhood, tract in Ferguson town-
ship; $2,000.
Elsie M. Mingle, et bar, to Ellery
Wo Tice, et ux, tract in Howard; $1,-
By L. A. Miller.
It is an undeniable fact that polite-
ness is the best trait or characteristic
a man can possess, and if it is not
born in him it can be readily acquired.
It goes a long way in smoothing over
the rough edges of life and has been
the means of enabling many a young
man to rise in the world who other-
wise might have remained in the low-
er strata. :
While it is not necessary to fawn
upon the rich and the great or influ-
ential; for a man should at all times
preserve a proud independence, but
if one is considerate of others he will
find, often to his surprise, that these |b
kindnesses bear unexpected and grate-
ful fruit. A man need not go through
the world shoving all others aside and
trampling the weak under foot. At
the same time he should not permit
himself to be imposed upon.
To woman, particularly, to whom
the social atmosphere is life itself,
the few bits of caution, advice, warn-
ing and general information given
above will not come amiss, although
we do not wish to intimate that the
majority of ladies are unfamiliar with
the rules and regulations of society;
for they are not.
The idea of devoting so much space
to apparently trivial matters in con-
nection with social life is merely to
aid in the observance of those laws,
the intricacies and details of which
no one can retain in the memory.
Ladies are adepts in conforming to
the slightest, and, to the average ob-
server, the most insignificant forms
laid down by the autocrats of socie-
ty, but it sometimes comes to pass
that they need recourse to the letter
of the dictum and cannot trust to
what they think is the proper thing
to be done in the circumstances and
under the conditions then prevailing.
As people are known and judged by
their manners and the way they con-
duct themselves when in the company
of others, it should ‘always be born'in
mind, therefore, that politeness ought
to begin at home. Isnt. it strange
that men are not more polite to their
wives, who are certainly” more to
them than other women. The man
who takes off his hat as politely to
his wife when he parts from her on
the street as he would to a lady ac-
quaintance of yesterday; who opens
the door for her to enter; who would
no more speak harshly to her than to
any other lady, is very likely to re-
tain her first affection, with the addi-
tion of that similar, closer love which
comes of close companionship. Wom-
en admire men who are genuinely in-
terested in them and who never fail
in anticipating their slightest wishes,
wants and desires.
At a dinner given in New York, at
which the best society of the Metropo-
lis was represented, a lady bantering-
ly asked United States Ambassador
Choate, who had just been selected
for the English Mission, what he
would prefer to be if he were not Mrs.
Choate’s husband? “Mrs. Choate’s
second husband,” was the prompt and
gallant reply.
In the domestic social cirele do not
fail to talk with your wife and chil-
dren; tell them the interesting hap-
penings of the day, but do not bring
your business cares home with you;
children are always pleased when
papa talks to them or notices them in"
any way, and are eager to know about
things which are new. The wife, on
the other hand, should be a husband’s
confidant, for her advice is often of
the soundest and most practical sort.
She knows little or nothing of busi-
ness, it is true, but she has a level
head, just crowded to overflowing
with common sense. All wives are
not sages and philosophers, it is true,
but you can depend upon it that when
a woman advises her husband it is
with a heart filled with love and af-
fection, and an overwhelming desire
to be of benefit to him.
Remember, women are the mothers,
wives, sisters and daughters of men,
and they should command the respect
due them by virtue of their exalted
station. And again, man is the nat-
ural protector of woman, by reason
of his superior physical strength, and
he should, at all times and in all
places, see that she is protected from
harm of any kind. Any youth, young
man or adult man who is tenderly re-
gardful of the wants of mother, wife
or sister, is one to be trusted; he has
a good, kind heart and is one of na-
ture’s noblemen; he is a gentleman
in sincerity and truth, and his reward
is the consciousness of having per-
formed the obligations imposed upon
Every Ninth Person in Pennsylvania
: Has Automobile.
One out of about every nine inhab-
itants of Pennsylvania owns an auto-
mobile now. The population of the
State under the 1920 census was 8,-
720,017, and at present there are ap-
proximately 912,000 passenger cars
licensed in the State, according to
Register Eynon, of the automobile di-
At the close of 1922 there were
746,797 passenger cars registered in
Pennsylvania, which meant that about
one out of every eleven persons in the
State owned a machine. Since 1922
the number of passenger cars in
Pennsylvania has increased more than
140,000. On an average of five per-
sons to a family there is a registered
passenger car in the State for one out
of every two families.
The State Highway system, which
does not include county and township
roads, embraces approximately 6000
miles of improved highways, accord-
ing to State Highway Commissioner
Fine Job Printing
There is no style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can not do in the most sat
isfactory manner, and at Prices
consistent with the class of work.
1 on or communicate with this
Act Quickly
Do the right thing at the right
Act quickly in time of danger.
In time of kidney danger, Doan’s
Kidney Pills are most effective.
Plenty of Bellefonte evidence of
their worth. Ask your neighbor!
Mrs. Susan Lyons, R. F. D. No. 1,
Box 49, Bellefonte, says: “I know
there is no better remedy for kidney
and bladder trouble than Doan’s Kid-
ney Pills. I suffered a great deal
with disordered kidneys. My back
gave out and ached as if it would
reak. I was hardly ever free from
nervous, dizzy headaches and inflam-
mation of the bladder caused me to
suffer terribly. I used Doan’s Kidney
Pills bought at Zeller & Son’s drug
store and I have never had anything
do me so much good. The aches and
pains left my back and I was relieved
of the bladder trouble.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Lyons had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 68-37
——=Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
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Plumbing and Heating
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Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
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KLINE WOODRING — Attorney-at-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices im
all courts. Office, room 18 Crider'’s
Exchange. 51-1y
N B. SPANGLER — Attorney-at-Law.
Practices in all the courts. Come
sultation in English or German.
Office in Crider’s Exchange, Bellezonte,
J Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt ate
tention given all legal business en-
trusted to his care. Offices—No. 6 East
High street. 37-44
M. KEICHLINE — Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
fessional business will receive
prompt attention. Office on second floor of
Temple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Law.
Consultation in English and Ger-
man. Office in Crider’ Fachaiie
Bellefonte, Pa. CHitere
Crider’s Exch. By Go llede
66-11 Holmes Bldg.
8. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
demce county, Pa. Office at his resi-
@ coallTY]
Of course, chickens have a hab-
it of eating anyway, but feed
them on our feed and watch
them grow! It will make you
as satisfied as they are! Give
the chicks a-chance, pleads our
little songster!
“Quality talks”
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
Bellefonte 43-18-1y State College
Get the Best Meats
You save nothing by buying ,poor
thin or gristly meats. I use only the
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.
High Streed, 34-34-1y Bellefonte, Fan
Get Protection.
The following Lines of
Insurance are written
in my Agency
(All Kinds)
(Including Inspection)
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.
Bell 174-M Temple Court
Commercial BELLEFONTE, PA.