Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 02, 1923, Image 7

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Bellefonte, Pa.,, November 2, 1923.
Business Experts See Big Possibilities
in This Field in the Next
i Few Years,
Many retail business experts be-
lieve that cosmetics comprise one of
the least-worked flelds of daily com-
merce—proportionate to the possibili-
ties, says The Nation’s Business. They
expect that the increase of the amount
of rouge and perfumes used in the
next few years will be more than the
increase of any other every-day ar-
Thirty years ago, or even less, while
there was no serious objection if a
woman used a dash of perfume, it was
regarded as wasteful and extravagant
if she paid a high price for it. Using
rouge, of course, placed her beyond
the pale. Today not only is rouge
permissible, but the better grades of
perfume have come in the minds of
many people to be less of a lu
than an every-day requirement.
The modern idea seems to be that if
we may have good music to please the
auditery sense and cultivate beauty to
please our vision, it is no less proper
to add to the joy of life through the
olfactory sense. The shop girl earn-
ing as little as $15 a week is willing to
darn the heels of her stockings and
wash them out each night, that she
may pay $7 an ounce for perfume;
and she does so without feeling that
she is extravagant.
Notwithstanding the widespread use
of perfumes in all forms, the sale is
still comparatively small. For that
matter even preparations for cleans-
ing the teeth are far less used than
people generally imagine. According
to Investigations by different manu-
facturers, at least 60 per cent of the
population use no dental preparations
whatever, Indeed, some imvestigators
place this number as high as 82 per
cent. Small wonder, then, if widely
advertised dentifrices and tooth
brushes make so little impression on
the population, that there is a big un-
touched field for perfumery.
Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania Presided
Over First Congress and Has Had
Noted Successors.
The first speaker of the house of
representatives of the United States
congress was Frederick A. Muhlenberg
of Pennsylvania, who was born in
Trappe, Pa., in 1750, and died in Lan-
caster, Pa., 122 years ago, June 4, 1801,
says the Detroit News. Muhlenberg was
the son of Rev. Heinrich Melchior
Muhlenberg, the founder of the Ger-
man Lutheran church in America, and
the brother of John Peter Gabriel Muh-
lenberg, clergyman, general in Wash-
ington’s army, congressman and United
States senator. Muhlenberg served as
speaker throughout the first congress
of the United States and was succeed-
ed by Jonathan Trumbull of Connecti-
cut, but was returned to the speaker's
chair in the third congress.
Among his famous successors were
Henry Clay, who was speaker of six
congresses; James K. Polk, Robert C.
‘Winthrop, Schuyler Colfax, James G.
Blaine, John G. Carlisle, Thomas B.
Reed, Charles F. Crisp, David B. Hen-
derson, Joseph G. Cannon and Champ
Story of Naboth’s Vineyard,
The phrase, “Naboth’s Vineyard,” is
sometimes used #% denote any posses-
sion greatly coveted by others,
Naboth’s Vineyard was a vineyard
in Jezreel, greatly coveted by Ahab,
king of Israel, Nabeth, the owner,
declined, however, either to sell the
vineyard to the king or exchange it
for another, and was, in consequence,
says the Detroit News, cruelly mur-
dered on a false charge of blasphemy
—trumped up by the Infamous Queen
Ahab thereupon took immediate pos-
session of the vineyard, but was met
by the prophet Elijah, who denounced
the wickedness of the king and queen,
and foretold the awful doom that
awaited Jezebel and her children.
Fine Triplets.
An od soldier who had served
twenty-one years was discharged at
Portsmouth and demanded half-fare
tickets for his three youngest.
“How old are they?’ asked the
booking clerk suspiciously.
“Eleven years, all ave them. They're
“Pine youngsters,” said the clerk.
“Where were they born?”
“Pathrick was born in Cairo, Brid-
get was born in Bombay an’ Michael
was born in Madras.”
Reflective Person,
Mrs. Jackson—Speakin’ ob your
husban’, Mrs. Wimple, did he evah
convey te you dat he done propose to
me befo’ he married you?
Mrs. Wimple—'Deed he didn’t! He
was so ashamed ob some ob de fings
he did dat I nevah insisted upon'a
confession.—Washington Star.
Perhaps He Means H20.
Little English Girl (at breakfast)—
Why does the milkman call “milk-ho”
mornings? Why doesn't he just say
Wise Sister—That shows you aren’t
educated. If you'd learned French
you'd know that “eau” means water,
and dad says the milk we get is about
half water.—Boston Transcript.
——Vote for Taylor for Sheriff.
1. Giving Relief in Disasters
Aiding Men in Army
4. Public
ela Ee
and Nay %
Health Nursing Service
es aba ae an
li UR ga
Home Hygiene and Care of Sick
Can you think
of any better
way to use
a dollar?
8. Nutrition
November 11th to 29th
Join or Renew Your Membership
Aids 200,000 Veterans ana
Their Families—27,000 Dis-
abled Still in Hospitals.
SPENDS $5,866,255 IN YEAR
Individual Attention Assured io
All Fhysically Ailing or
in Distress.
Washington. — War service five
gears after the armistice, which on
November 11 the American Red Cross
marks with the opening of the annual
membership canvass, shows that dur-
ing the past year assistance was ex-
tended by the Red Cross to some 200,
000 ex-service men or their fami:
lies. To 130 hospitals throughout the
country approximately 75,000 ex-serv-
ice men were admitted for treatment,
and to 63,296 of these men definite and
specialized service was extended, the
Red Cross annual report discloses. In
all hospitals under government opera-
tion a total of nearly 27,000 disabled
veterans were reported by the Sur-
geon General of the Army.
These facts of the aftermath of
physical and metal disability five years
after the World War, and the burden
resting upon the relatives and de-
pendents of the ex-service men, show
conclusively the great need of the
Red Cross to act as a supplementary
arm of the government in service to
these many thousands of men who
wore the uniform of the United States.
It should be emphasized that govern-
ment assistance is necessarily stand-
ardized along specified lines affecting
them as a whole. The Red Cross serv-
ice is to the individual man and the
solution of his problems. This the
Red Cross designates “home service”
for its aims to give the loving care
and interest of the home to these men
undergoing physical reconstitution
far from their actual home influences.
Year's Expenditures $5,866,255
In the year ended last June 80 the
Red Cross reports $3,920,000 spent by
its Chapters in extending individual
attention to the ex-service men and
$1,946,255 spent by National Head-
quarters of the Red Cross, a total ef
$6,866,25f In behalf of the men called
to duty in the World War the Red
Cross since July 1, 1917, has spent
nearly $164,000,000. Today there are
2,608 Chapters in as many localities
carrying on this work, aiding the in-
dividual veteran, assisting his family,
furnishing creature comforts and
funds to tide over troublesome periods.
The strong connecting link between
the Red Cross and the United States
Veterans’ Bureau takes the complica-
tions out of difficult cases of claims.
The Red Cross in this work requiring
personal representation of the ex-serv-
ice man has acted in appeal cases, in-
surance matters, personal and family
problems, camp and hospital activi
ties, and in cases of death. This sewv-
ice handled nearly 12,000 compensa-
tion and insurance claims, and 2,226
allotment and other claims.
Solves Serious Problem
The financial problem of the ex-serv.
ice man when traveling to and from
hospitals is a serious one, and in meet-
ing this constant demand: the Red
Cross expended $138,334.17 during the
year. For extra recreational equip-
ment in Veterans’ Bureau training
centers $14,306 was spent, and for the
blinded veterans in the government
school funds were supplied to enable
some of these unfortunate men to en-
ter business as storekeepers and poul-
try raisers.
In Veterans’ Bureau hospitals the
record of a single month illustrates
the large service rendered by the Red
Cross. For exampie, 15,604 new cases
required attention, and a total of 26,
007 cases were acted upon; 49,368 let:
ters and 1,863 telegraph messages
written, and more tkan 1,600 enter-
tainments given in recreation houses
for the benefit of the patients.
Authorities declare that the pres-
ent is a critical time in the lives of
many of the disabled ex-service men
who during the five years since the
armistice have developed misgivings
of recovery.
Work Among the “Regulars”
Service to the enlisted men of the
Army, Navy and Marine Corps is a
charter obligation of the Red Cross,
which in the last year recorded over
200,000 cases of assistance extended
and 834,420 visits to the sick and dis-
abled. Inquiries by the Red Cross at
the request of Government authori.
ties into the home conditions of sol-
diers, sailors and marines aggregated
17,714, and there were nearly 6,000
instances where the Rea Cross locat-
ed men for their families.
All these activities constituting a
single responsibility of the American
Red Cross demonstrated during the
year that its “war service” in beha:f
of the veteffan and the man enlisted
in the nation’s defensive arms must
go forward unfalteringly and with-
out stint of funds. The work af the
last five years has welded a close
bond of regard between the men who
sacrificed and the Red Cross, whose
efforts are praised and indorsed by
the veterans’ organizations. To do
all that can be done to soften the con-
sequences of the hard blows of war
is the supreme duty of the Red Croas,
to which it is giving its best work ad
most liberal service.
His Misinformation,
They were dining at a fashionable
restaurant, the Customers’ Man and
the Gossip.
“See that man over there?” said the
“Well, he is James R. Smith from
Peoria, IIL.”
“Yes, he's just made $200,000 in the
“Well, dear boy,” sald the Custom-
ers’ Man, “you're wrong four ways.”
“And he is from Springfield, Mass.”
“And the amount was not $200,000.”
“It was $20,000.”
“And he lost it.”—Boston Globe.
name is Howard R.
The Truth Helps.
“Women,” observed the man who had
just failed to better a pair of sixes,
“gre funny animals.”
“Yeah?” absently replied the fellow
who was nursing along three treys.
“Yeah—no, I'm out of this pot. Yeah,
if you want to get away with anything,
just tell them the truth because they |
won't believe it. 1 told my wife 1
“ae eo'ne tn nlay noker tonight and
she pretty near laughed her head off.
She knows blame well I've gone to
' lecture at the Y. M. C. A. I'm such
darn liar.”—American
Many Miles of Mud to be
Ended When Voters Ap-
prove Road Loan.
Nilliam Jennings, Harrisburg, Hears
of Very Little Opposition to Propo.
Not less than 1335 additional miles
of durable, modern type road will be
built in Pennsylvania if the voters
November 6 approve the proposition
to bond the state for an additional
$50,000,000, according to William Jen-
nings, of Harrisburg, Secretary of the
Associated Highways Organization of
“Since the approval of the first bond
issue in 1916,” said Mr. Jennings,
“Pennsylvania has built over 2100
miles of modern type road. Some of
this highway has been built by coun-
ties, but the major portion of it has
been under the direction of the State
Highway Department. No other state
in the Union has made such a record.
“There is little doubt in my m‘nd
that the voters will give the new bond
issue an even greater majority than
they did the first one. No opposition
is heard. The proposed road loan is
not a political issue. It is not be'ng
backed by any political party or fac-
tion, but by all of them. The list of
associations which comprise the As-
sociated Highways Organization ‘n-
cludes every road association in the
state, all of the motor clubs, the town-
ty commissioners organization; there
are representatives of the State
Grange, and ‘ndividuals prominent
now and heretofore in affairs of the
state government.
“It should interest Pennsylvanians
to know that Paul D. Wright, Secre-
tary of Highways, has announced that
if the $50,000,000 bond issue is ap-
| proved, $10,000,000 will be set aside
to meet the counties on a 50-50 basis
in the construction or reconstruction
of roads of secondary importance. In
‘other words, the county commission-
ers if they meet the state’s allocation
for their particular counties, dollar
, for dollar, will be able to improve
such secondary roads as they choose.
{ The state’s $10,000,000 plus the coun-
ties’ $10,000,000 will build badly need-
ed secondary roads which, tying in
with the state's primary system, will
g0 a great ways toward ending more
miles of Pennsylvania mud.”
| S‘nce the voters of Pennsylvania in
1918 approved the first bond issue the
| State Highway Department has super-
i vised the construction of 2100 miles
{of durable highway, over a thousand
miles being paid for from bond issue
The major portion of the new mile-
age is in those sections of the state
which prior to 1919 had the least mile-
age of improved road. It is now pos-
sible to travel 1600 miles in Pennsyl-
vania on improved highway, without
repeating any part of the journey. All
told there are 5277 miles of improved
State Highway. It is possible to trav-
el from Pittsburgh to Erie on hard
road; from the Maryland line through
Harrisburg and Sunbury to the New
York line; from Philadelphia to the
New York line south of Binghamton;
from the Ohio line to the New York
line, through Erie; from Meadville to
Pittsburgh via Greenville and New
Castle: from the William Penn High-
way at Water street to the Susque-
hanna Trail at Williamsport; from
Sunbury to Binghamton via Wilkes-
Barre and Scranton; from Pittsburgh
to Washington, Pa.: From Greensburg
to Washington via Uniontown; from
Harrisburg to Lancaster and Philadel-
phia ; from Harrisburg to Read’ng and
rhiladelphia; frem Harrisburg to
| Easton via Reading and Allentown;
i with only an occasional break from
| Sunbury to Philadelphia via Tamaqua
and Mauch Chunk. It was the aim of
| the Highway Department to tie up the
{already built sections with new mile-
rage; and it succeeded wonderfully.
If Pennsylvania voters defeat the
$50,000,000 bond issue November 6,
road building will stop for five years.
a pamphlet issued by the Associated
Highways Organization of Pennsylva-
nia shows. ere are the facts:
Q. What is the amount of the pro-
posed road bond issue, for which
Pennsylvania will vote in the election
of November 6th?
A. $50,000,000.
Q. But the constitutional amend-
ment which will appear on the election
ballot mentions $100,000,000. Why?
A. In 1918 the voters by a majority
of 265,000 amended the constitution so
that $50,000,000 could be borrowed for
i road construction purposes. This has
been spent and another $50,000,000 is
needed. So the voters are asked to
approve a constitutional amendment
to raise the debt limit $50.000,000.
That will give the State Highway
Department ¢50.000,000 for road con-
Q. Why borrow money to build
A. So they can build at the earliest
possible time. If we were to wait un-
(til the money came into the treasury
from ordinary tax collections, we
would have to wait 30 years to build
them. But if we borrow money we
can use the roads while we are paying
for them.
Q. If the bond issue fails of passage,
what will happen?
A. Beyond construction already au-
thorized, road construction by ths
state will cease for five years, except
for such construction as is made pos-
sible by Jegisjative appropriation,
Q. Why five years?
A. The law forbids consideration of
a defeated bond issue for five years,
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