Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 30, 1923, Image 3

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    Beworaic Watch,
Bellefonte, Pa., November 30, 1923.
Country Correspondence
Items of Interest Dished Up for the
Delectation of “Watchman” Read-
ers by a Corps of Gifted
Butchering is in full swing at pres-
ent in this neck-o’-the-woods. Some
very nice porkers have been slaugh-
Howard Orndorf, who is employed
in the railroad shops at Northumber-
land, was home with his family over
Herbert Stover, our progressive
printer and coal dealer, was favored
with another shipment of anthracite
one day last week.
We are very reliably informed that
a certain pedagogue of this valley,
who teaches school in the town of
Aaronsburg, gave special instructions
to his pupils on the day of the general
election, in “Vote-ology.” It is said
that he told his pupils to go home at
the noon hour and tell their parents
not to vote for the local candidate,
who, by the way, is a resident of the
same town in which the teacher lives.
We are informed that in one instance
a boy reported in a certain home, and
the father of the home told the boy
to go back to school and tell the teach-
cr that there were only four voters in
his home, and that all votes were sol-
idly for and not against the candidate
referred to by the teacher. The peo-
ple of Haines township have judg-
ment of their own, and have enough
good sense to use it, as will be seen
by referring to the official count in the
newspaper, which shows that the East
percinct gave the candidate a major-
ity of 7 votes, while the West pre-
cinct, in which instructions were giv-
en, gave the candidate a majority of
29 votes. We predict that dragging
polities into the school room will not
work out for the future good.
Benner Walker, who has been in ill
health for several months, is little
Mr. and Mrs. William Rishel and
son, of Lemont, were Sunday callers
at the N. J. Rishel home.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Peters, of
Meek’s church, were recent visitors
with relatives in this locality.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ferguson, of
Bellefonte, were week-end guests with
Mrs. Ferguson’s sister, Mrs. Luther
The many hunters from this vicini-
ty are preparing to depart for the
mountains the latter part of the
Mrs. E. Weibley and Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Craig, all of Altoona, spent
Sunday at the home of Mrs. Weibly’s
sister, Mrs. William Bohn.
We are glad to note that Walter
Ferree is speedily recovering from an
attack of scarlet fever, and will be
able to return to school in a few
When Glenn Zong was returning
home from Bellefonte, Friday even-
ing, a car collided with his Ford and
wrecked it so badly he could not drive
it home.
Israel Reitz, of Petersburg, was in
town Monday.
Frank Fisher, of Juniata,
some time in town this week.
Albert Meyer, of Pittsburgh, enjoy-
ed a visit with his parents and friends
the past week.
Workmen from Sunbury treated the
exterior of Nevin Meyers’ house with
a coat of stucco.
S. W. Smith, of Centre Hall, was in
town Friday for the new “trailer”
built by A. E. Gingrich.
Rev. J. M. Kirkpatrick is conduct-
ing evangelistic services in the Pres-
byterian church this week.
The numerous sportsmen in this vi-
cinity are making preparations to go
to their hunting camps on Friday.
Miss Margaret Ferree has resumed
her position in the eighth grade
school, after an absence of two weeks.
George Shugert shot a white squir-
rel, that attracted attention when
placed on exhibition in the J. D. Pat-
terson store.
Mrs. Fred Roush, of Altoona, is
visiting with her parents.
Bruce Harrison, of Boalsburg, was
a visitor in our town Saturday.
Mrs. Harry Meyer and daughter-in-
law, of Huntingdon, were visitors here
last week.
Mrs. Thomas Buck, of Berwick, is
visiting at the Sam Weaver home.
Jack Mulfinger, of Spring Miils,
was here Wednesday helping his
brother to butcher.
Misses Bertha Rimmey and Henri-
etta Gettigw were week-end visitors
among friends in Altoona.
Last Thursday at noon the dinkey
from Whiterock and a Packard tour-
inb car ran together. No one was
hurt but the car was badly damaged.
Those from this place who took ad-
vantage of the excursion to Washing-
ton on Sunday were David Weaver,
Clarence Zeigler, Clarence Hoy, Mus-
ser Irvin and George Gheen.
Lost the Toss Again.
Downhearted and weary, owing to
an unexpected reverse on the foot-
ball field, George, the enthusiastic
football captain of a village team,
wended his way homeward.
Before he had gone far, however,
he lay down by the wayside to rest
his tired body, and soon fell into a
deep slumber.
Later in the evening a woman see-
ing the prostrate form, tried in vain
to rouse him. So she procured some
water, and sprinkled on his face, fol-
lowing it up with a vigorous fanning
with her handkerchief.
At last her efforts were rewarded,
and as he slowly opened his eyes he
exclaimed disgustedly:
“Just our rotten luck, playing
against the wind and rain again.”
em ———————— eee.
One on the Policeman.
The witness had just been severe-
ly reprimanded by the court for hav-
ing called the officer a jackass.
“You mean to say that it is a mis-
demeanor to call a policeman a jack-
ass?” asked the witness.
“It certainly is,” was the answer.
“Is it any harm to call a jackass a
policeman 7” queried the witness
again. :
“None whatever,” smiled the judge.
As the witness left, he turned and
said to the policeman: “Good-bye,
Not for Him.
The old farmer was slowly but
surely dying. Lying in an apparent-
ly unconscious state, he suddenly
opened his eyes and addressing his
ancient spouse, said, “Mary, that ham
smells very good. I almost think I
could eat some.” Whereat Mary
dourly replied. “Thee get on with the
dying. That ham is for the funeral.”
Dusty or Misty Atmosphere Means a
Great Deal in Aviation and
Visibility is a large factor in air
flight and in various surface opera-
tions, especially navigation. A knowl-
edge of conditions governing visibil-
ity is therefore of considerable im-
portance, Dustiness or mistiness may
be due to incomplete combustion of
coal or other fuels, seen as smoke at
lower levels. Some dust particles
come from volcanoes. Some, it is
thought, may come from interplanet-
ary spaces. The weather bureau of
the United States Department of Ag-
riculture was provided with an in-
strument for measuring atmospheric
dust in May, 1922. A dust count has
been taken daily during the last year.
The dust counter used collects the
dust from a known volume of air and
deposits it on a small and very thin
glass disk, where by means of a pow-
erful microscope the particles can be
counted and their character deter-
mined. Tests have shown about 90
dust particles a cubic centimeter on
a very clear, dry day, and as high as
933 a cubic centimeter on one day of
limited visibility, but with the same
dry condition of the air, which pre-
vailed on the former occasion.
Electricity Thaws Meat.
Frozen beef or mutton has been dif-
ficult to handle hitherto because of
the care required to thaw it after ship-
ment. Days were needed to defrost it
properly, and during the process much
of the meat was lost. If the defrost-
ing was hurried, the meat lost its
flavor, :
A new method, whereby an alternat-
ing current of electricity is passed
through the meat, promises material
help for the packing industry. By the
use of electric current an entire beef
carcass can be defrosted in an hour,
without deterioration and without im-
pairing the keeping qualities of the
This process is expected to be of
particular value on shipboard, where it
is most desirable to keep fresh meat
frozen, but where, untill now, slow
thawing has prevented its wider use.
Too Much to Expect.
“You are a man of courtesy.”
“I try to be,” answered Senator Sor-
“What would you do if a woman
were to be the opposing candidate?”
“You've got to draw the line some-
where, I'd give up my seat to a lady
in a street car, but not in the United
States senate.”
Wool Growing Is Declining.
The production of sheep for wool
alone is rapidly on the wane in the
United States. More and more em-
phasis is being placed on the produc-
tion of lamb and mutton for the table,
although only 3.7 per cent of the meat
consumed by the average American
for the last five years was lamb or
“We want a man for our informa-
tion bureau,” said the manager. “He
must be a wide-awake fellow and ac-
customed to complaints.”
“That's me,” replied the applicant.
“I'm the father of twins.”—Cornell
Alcohol and Fuel to be Derived from
Paper Mill Waste by New
Waste sulphide liquid that now
pours from paper mills into rivers
will be utilized in manufacturing al-
cohol and fuel by means of a new
chemical process recently discovered
and thoroughly tested by chemical en-
This announcement, considered one
of the most important in years in the
paper industry, will be made before
the cellulose division of the American
Chemical society by Prof. R. H. Me-
Kee, head of the chemical department
of Columbia University, who was as-
sociated with Dr. Max Kahn, New
York, in the discovery and prepara-
tion of intarvin, one of the two re-
cently discovered substances that
check diabetes.
“At present, for every cord of wood
used in the paper mills the manufac-
turer obtains 1,000 pounds of pulp and
1,000 gallons of waste sulphite liquor,
which flows into the rivers adjoining
the plants, causing death of fish, dis-
agreeable odors and other inconven-
iences so great that stringent laws
have been passed in some States, and
were they rigidly enforced, mills
would have to close down,” declared
Doctor McKee.
“Under the new process this waste
liquor will be fermented and a good
grade of commercial alcohol obtained.
Then after the alcohol has been dis-
tilled off, the residual material will
be evaporated and may be used as
fuel.”—Milwaukee Journal.
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Disappearing Silver Dollars.
The silver dollar as a medium of
exchange is fast disappearing, accord-
ing to a report of the United States
Treasury Department. The entire
stock of silver dellars in this coun-
try amounts to 491,000,000, but only
57,000,000 are in circulation. The
treasury holds 425,000,000. Aside
from this vast accumulation of the
metal hoarded in vaults, $247,000,000
in small silver coins is in circulation.
The withdrawal of so many silver dol-
lars from circulation accounts for the
fact that they are so rarely seen in
this part of the country, although in
some of the western States, where sil-
ver is a factor in the life of the com-
munity, there are plenty of “cart-
wheels.” It is not uncommon in Cal-
ifornia, for instance, to receive four
silver dollars in change for the five-
dollar bill. Most persons will not be-
wail the retirement of the bulky coins,
which wear holes in the pockets and
are so cumbersome to carry around.
Silver coins larger than our half dol-
lar have never been popular in any
While the good old-fashioned
“greenback” is by far the most pop-
ular in the United States, objections
have been offered to it on sanitary
grounds. We have not yet gone to
the English extreme of withdrawing
from circulation bank notes once paid
into the central treasury and issuing
new ones in their stead, but soiled
specimens are now laundered by spe-
cial machines. More frequently than
formerly banks are sending worn
Gold, silver or paper, all money seems
to have a fatal facility for burning, if
not wearing, holes in the pocket.
i ——— A Aisi ss
Improving His Knowledge.
Mr. Leight was in the habit of at-
tending meetings which often detain-
ed him after the usual hour of retire-
One night Leight was very late,
and his wife, after fretting herself
into a temper, went to bed, determin-
ed to give her husband a lesson on
his return that he would long re-
When she had been upstairs for
several hours she heard a knock.
Putting her head out of the window
she said:
“Ts that you, Ernest?” :
“Yes, Maude. Come down and open
the door.”
“What has kept you so late?” ask-
ed his wife.
“We have been discussing the great
benefits of fresh air,” was the reply.
“Well,” answered his better half,
“you can lecture tomorrow from ex-
And down went the window with a
Not His Job.
A man who was out of work was
given a job in a. theatre. He was du-
ly installed in his new position, and,
as instructed, put in an appearance on
the opening night.
“Now, then,” shouted the stage
manager as the clock struck 8, “all is
ready. Run up the curtain.”
This was too much for our friend.
“Wot yer talkin’ about?” he asked,
roughly. “Run up the curtain? I'm
a stage, and not a bloomin’ squirrel.”
—Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
The Weary Way
Daily Becoming Less Wearisome to
Many in Bellefonte.
With a back that aches all day,
With a rest disturbed at night,
Annoying urinary disorders,
"Tis a weary way, indeed.
Doan’s Kidney Pills are especially
for kidney trouble.
Are endorsed by Bellefonte citi-
Ask your neighbor.
Mrs. Howard Shuey, S. Water St.,
Bellefonte, says: “I had a severe at-
tack of kidney trouble. My back ached
and pained so I couldn’t get a night's
rest. My work tired me out and I
often had to neglect it. There was a
steady dull aching over my kidneys
and I was hardly ever free from head-
aches and dizzy spells. My kidneys
didn’t act right. used Doan’s Kid-
ney Pills from the Parrish drug store
and they helped me right away by
stopping the backaches and other
signs of kidney trouble.”
rice 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Shuey had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
+ Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 68-47
notes to Washington for renewal. |
Another Army Contractor.
There are two things better than
working for yourself. Dodging work
altogether, and having somebody else
do it for you.
. The advance of a division under fire
in the none-too-late war had been
halted and orders were given to dig
in. Earth began to fly at one point
where, behind a natural mound, the
top of a doughboy’s head was to be
(seen, while cigarette smoke curled
lazily upward.
“Dig in! Dig in!” yelled a lieuten-
ant on a tour inspection.
“Hush,” replied the soldier re-
proachfully. “Don’t disturb my con-
Peering over the edge of the mound,
the lieutenant saw a German soldier
digging away as if his life depended
on it—which it did—only a few inches
from the end of the doughboy’s rifle.
—The American Legion Weekly.
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
isfactory manner, and at
Cali on or communicate wi
Fine Job Printing
There 1s no atyle of work, from the
that we can not do in the most sat-
consistent with the class of work.
924 Christmas
Are you worried this year
about your Christmas?
A small sum put by each
week will prevent this next
You can Begin to Save Now
The First National Bank
Bellefonte, Pa.
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eral rule, he will be able
sea or horseback.
forms of villainy.
; saad
UT the average American who has received
some training in the school of hard knocks
up against any sort of a difficult proposition
and he will prove that he is a man.
As a gen-
to adapt himself to land,
The South African desert and the wild life of a
diamond rush were new experiences to Winton
Garrett, but he had the blood of American pio-
neers in him, and it did not take him long to
learn the game and fit into the existence.
Here is a charming romance in which a young
chap meets some startling adventures in a
strange land and i pind against some unusual
also meets a
]—a won-
derful girl, as you will learn by following the
story as a serial in
KLINE WOODRING — Attorney-at-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices im
all courts. Office, room 18 Crider's
Exchange. b1-1y
AT B. SPANGLER — Attorney-at-Law,
N Pracilees 30 lL the ora Com
sultation in English or Germam.
in Crider’'s Exchange, Betlefihte:
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt ate
tention given all legal business en«
trusted to his care, Offices—No. § East
High street. 07-44
M. KEICHLINE — Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
fessional business will receive
prempt attention. Office on second floor of
emple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Law.,
Consultation = agin 2 Ger-
man. ce rider's Exchan
Bellefonte, Pa. 85.5
Crider’s Exch.
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist, Licensed
E by the State Board. State College,
every day except Saturday. Belle:
fonte, rooms 14 and 15 Ne: Court,
Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Both Phones.
bh SCL
State Coll
66-11 Holmes Blige
8. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa, Office at his FL
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as well as perfect quality feed
is the service you get from this
feed store. Despite the fact
that we are always rushed with
orders, our customers are never
kept waiting. Leave your or-
der for a bag of our fine feed
and you will know why we do
such a rushing business.
“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
The following Lines of
Insurance are written
in my Agency
Get Protection.
Bell 174-M
(Including Inspection) ‘
a Bond come and see me.
don’t Want to go on your
Commercial BELLEFONTE, PA.
(All Kinds)
When you want any kind of
Don’t ask friends. They
Bond. I will.
Temple Court
Get the Best Meats
buying Dour
You save nothing by
thin or gristly meats. I use only
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 kind good
meats you want. y Bot
Migh atreet. 34-34-1y Bellefonte, Pei
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