Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 29, 1924, Image 3

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Deworraic ala
Bellefonte, Pa., February 29, 1924.
Country Correspondence
Items of Interest Dished Up for the
Delectation of “Watchman” Read-
ers by a Corps of Gifted
Miss Alice Rhoads was a guest of
Miss Anna Knoffsinger over the week-
William Grove and family spent
Sunday with Mrs. Grove’s sister, Mrs.
Harry Bilger.
The Lutherans of this place antic-
ipate making some needed improve-
ments in their church in the near fu-
The “Loyal Workers,” a Lutheran
organization of this place, were enter-
tained at the J. T. Noll home last
Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Thomas Jodon has been con-
fined to her bed the past week with
the grip, but happily, is much improv-
ed and on a fair way to speedy recov-
Miss Bertha Rimmey, our efficient
and over-worked trained nurse, spent
last Sunday with her sister and
friends at Altoona. She reports as
having enjoyed a most agreeable time
during her brief absence.
Yes, while there is a great affini-
tive energy permeating the world—
society, making friends, brothers and
associations of such, the world is full
of things with which honest men can-
not harmonize and to be true to him-
self he is bound to oppose them.
Mrs. J. T. Noll, Mrs. Grace Bilger
and daughter Sarah attended the card
party given by the Catholic Daugh-
ters, in their lodge rooms Friday
night. Mrs. Bilger won first prize.
Only two weeks ago her daughter won
first prize at the same place. Evi-
dently some players.
Mrs. J. Sumner Miller was a guest
of Mrs. Jack Noll from Friday until
Saturday, having come from her home
at State College to attend the card
party in Noll’s hall. Mrs. Miller's nu-
merous friends here are always glad
to see her as she is an unusually gen-
jal and friendly woman.
Mr. Henry Noll, our Ford garage
man, spent a few days in Williams-
port on a business trip. Henry says
that notwithstanding the dull season
of the year in his business, he has
about all the work he can handle ju-
diciously. A born hustler can and
will succeed in most any kind of busi-
Deep, thorough plowing, with a
good point is the initial act in the
business of every farmer, and to make
his vocation a success, this signal in-
strument needs not only to run into
the soil of his field but must also be
made to run through every area—so-
cial, political, financial and commer-
cial—that bears any relation to him.
The Sportsmen’s wives will have
their meeting in the Sportsmen’s hall,
Thursday night, February 28th. This
meeting is open to all sportsmen’s
wives, sisters, mothers, or sweet-
hearts. Go and have an enjoyable
time; this is the only place where you
need no invitation. Should you not
play five hundred, go anyway and be
a real sport.
Conscience is a righteous governor
midst the social activities of men, and
would in its reign prevent those im-
moral extremes to which he is liable
to swing by reason of the gift of free-
dom; but God in His consideration for
humanity’s welfare has not left us
solely dependent on conscience and its
solicitous dictates; but failing to heed
it permits us to fall back onto nature,
which employs the most rigid laws in
all her operations.
The sweeping assertion is some-
times made, that modern marriage is
a failure, is a grotesque exaggeration.
The phenomena which gives color to
this view, proclaims itself from the
house-tops and shrieks in public print.
On the other hand, the normal happy
marriages do not proclaim themselves,
but rather shun publicity, and bring
the Woman’s Auxiliary, $30.00. The
ladies wish to publicly thank Mr.
Walter Wolford and Earl Lego for
their assistance; Mr. Frank Goodhart,
of Centre Hall, for the loan of 75
chairs, and Mrs. William Emerick, of
Bellefonte, who so nobly rallied to
their aid in procuring tables, and to
all who assisted in any way to make
the party a success.
Now is the winter of our discontent,
etc. Nearly everybody has been dis-
contented since the snow was so slow
about materializing. Now, then, since
we have an abundance of snow they
still continue to be disappointed. Just
before the recent fall of snow T. E.
Jodon motored to DuBois on a busi-
ness trip. When the beautiful began
to cover the earth Tommy thought it
advisable to return home. He pulled
through all right until he reached
Philipsburg where he was obliged to
run his machine under cover and pro-
ceeded home via. the railroad. Tour-
ist Raymond Melroy was up at Altoo-
na about the same time and on return-
ing home was held up on arriving at
Tyrone. He left his car in the garage
there and like Jodon returned home
by rail. Now they say, if it’s not one
thing it’s another darn thing. Boys,
remember, when the tempest gathers
and clouds roll over the soul, where
may rest be found in the moments of
dejection but in Him who knows every
infirmity, who can “satisfy the long-
ing soul.” There is no affliction but
his love can soothe and alleviate.
Dresses that leave zero to imagin-
ation are still in evidence at Pleasant
Gap. Although the Apostle Paul di-
rected that the women adorn them-
selves in modest apparel. Isaiah
found ‘it necessary to caution the
haughty daughters of Jerusalem
against their fanatical customs and
habits. Paul’s counsel should be ap-
preciated in respect of the women of
the day, for it was due to him more
than to any other Apostle that women
had been so far emancipated. Being
liberated from rigorous seclusion the
christian women felt not only at lib-
erty to assert their new-born rights
but bound to do so. It is to be regret-
ted that much of the costume of our
women of today is the direct cause of
the temporal and eternal damnation
of hosts of our men. Hundreds are
striving to see how near indecency
they can go without falling over the
line. The present style of dress can-
not help but form a leading factor in
the horrible tragedy of immorality
and the breaking of the moral code.
When grown up girls are allowed to
wear stockings half way to their
knees and then go naked up to their
hips, they are losing all of their maid-
en modesty; when young women and
older ones wear such low neck apparel
that there is no room for the imagin-
ation, skirts up to their knees, waists
and hose so thin that they might as
well have none; all this tends toward
immorality. Even Mrs. Joseph is dis-
gusted and alleges this abominable
habit must be an abomination in the
sight of God.
Our Methodist congregation is hap-
py now, since on Sunday last they
paid up their arrearages in full for
minister’s salary. It is to be presum-
ed that Rev. Kepler is likewise happy,
as he had quite a neat balance due
him, and since the laborer is worthy
of his hire the most of this balance
should have been liquidated before
this late day. However, - when you
arouse our christian brethren to a du-
ty incumbent upon them they, as a
rule respond, even if at times they are
a little tardy in doing so. The ques-
tion that now agitates the minds of
the members of the Methodist con-
gregation is, will this able and belov-
ed young man be returned to this
charge for another term. Under the
stringent discipline of the Methodist
conference that is an unknown quan-
tity. Rev. Kepler is a hard worker
and is highly regarded by his congre-
gation here. He is master of his pro-
fession. He uses, in the best way,
proper means to good ends; he puts
ideas into organizations; he wields
with skill and power the complicated
affairs of society; he subjects the will
of others to his own will; he foresees
the train of events that are coming
through opening of events. Such a
man, with nerve and brain and heart
is a natural ruler of men; since the
men of thought and the men of action
are the natural leaders of mankind.
their homage to the penates in the | Here’s hoping that the young man
guarded precincts of sacred privacy.
Fortunately, the great majority of
marriages, though not perfect, as
nothing is perfect, are the brightest
aspect of the life of the human race.
Mrs. Jack Noll and Mrs. Grace Bil-
ger were hostesses at a “500” party
in Noll’s hall, February 20th, for the
benefit of the Bellefonte hospital. The
ladies were prepared to entertain
thirty-nine tables but only sixteen
were filled owing to the severe snow
storm. The enterprise proved a social
and a financial success. After paying
all incidental expenses the ladies paid
over to Mrs. W. S. Katz, treasurer of
Copyright, 1921 hy McClure Newspaper Syndicetes
will be assigned here for another
term. Learning and eloquence, com-
bined with talents and a genius for
the Gospel, have given him an envia-
ble position in the hearts of his con-
William Goheen is attending court
as a juror this week.
Mrs. William Meyer spent a few
days last week in Centre Hall.
Harold Coxey, of Altoona, spent
Several days at the Coxey-Ishler
Rev. W. J. Wagner visited the Ben-
ner Walker home at Oak Hall on
Mr. and Mrs. James Gilliland and
children enjoyed a day’s visit in town
on Tuesday.
Miss Lillie Dale, of Harrisburg,
spent last week in town storing her
household goods.
Miss Nora Miller recently purchas-
ed a rug loom and is learning the art
of rug weaving.
Daniel Meyer went to Altoona on
Monday, to attend thc funeral of his
son-in-law, J. P. Wagner.
Mrs. Alvah Johnstonbaugh and
daughters, Esther and Pearl, spent
Tuesday at State College.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFarlane and
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Smith and daugh-
ters visited friends at Lemont on
Miss Mary Hazel, accompanied by
several friends, came up from Lewis-
burg on Thursday for a visit, return-
ing Monday.
The William Stover family attend-
ed the funeral of Mrs. Stover’s moth-
er, Mrs. Mary Page, at Linden Hall,
on Wednesday.
On account of the badly drifted
roads the instructors, high school stu-
Received too late for last week.
Cold weather and piles of snow are
at last in our midst. Better now than
next April or May.
A number of our people drove to
Millheim, on Monday night, at which
time the Meeker garage burned to the
George Alfred Crawford, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Crawford, and an
overseas man, is in a Philadelphia
hospital at this time.
Miss Helen Ward, of near Pine
Grove Mills, a teacher in State Col-
lege borough schools, visited Miss
Nancy McWilliams, last week.
The dental hygienist, Miss Cora
Mitchell, spent the past week in our
town working on the mouths of 1st,
2nd and 3rd grade pupils. Her work
is surely commendable.
Kathryn Gleixner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. P. Gleixner, is able to
walk around alone, after being sadly
afflicted with useless, (or nearly so)
limbs for a few months.
J. H. Puff announces that he is the
pround “grandpa” to his first grand-
son, John William, who arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. LeRoy Puff,
of Tyrone, over a week ago.
Mrs. Sadie Gfrerer is now Mrs.
Benjamin F. Corl; the wedding hav-
ing taken place recently. The sere-
naders were out in force on Monday
evening, and were given a fine treat
of ice cream and cake.
The sad intelligence reached here
on Sunday that George Robertson, of
Hartford, Conn., had died of pneumo-
nia on the Friday previous. He will
be remembered as the husband of
Miss Roxanna Brisbin.
The Rebekah Lodge gave a social
on Tuesday night which was voted a
great success. Owing to bad roads,
the Bellefonte Lodge could not be
present, but the local ladies and their
friends had a good time, and most ex-
cellent “eats.”
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sheffer, of Wat-
sontown, were in town last Saturday
afternoon. They came to Mrs. Wali-
ter’s funeral at Millheim, on Satur-
day morning, bringing with them Mr.
Sturgis, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Wal-
ter, and his wife.
Miss Helen Tressler, who attends
State College High school, from the
home of Dr. P. H. Dale, has suffered
intense agony from blood-poison, re-
sulting from a cut on her finger. At
present her condition shows great im-
provement, and hopes are entertained
for her speedy recovery.
Rev. J. P. D. Bowersox and bride,
of Baltimore, Md., have been the
guests of Dr. and Mrs. D. F. Bower-
SOX. .
Miss Sara Cunningham spent the
week-end in Lock Haven, with her sis-
ter Margaret, who is a student in the
Central State Normal school.
Mrs. Grenninger came down from
State College to attend the sale of
household goods which her mother,
Mrs. Nora Bailey, disposed of Satur-
W. E. Orwig, who is employed in
Northumberland, had the misfortune
to injure his ankle, but how seriously
has not been learned, as the X-ray
had not as yet been used. He arrived
home Tuesday evening. It is to be
hoped the injury may not be as ser-
ious as at first feared.
Miss Mary G. Forster on Saturday
received a box from Mrs. James Bre-
on, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which
contained sprays of orange blossoms,
which she cut from their own trees.
Mr. and Mrs. Breon are former resi-
dents of this place. Mrs. Breon will
be better remembered as Miss Kate
The sick in town are not gaining as
could be wished. C. W. Wolfe is
slightly better; Mrs. Burd confined to
bed and suffering considerably; Mrs.
Benjamin Stover, also confined to bed
and suffering great pain; Ruth Win-
klebleck has been housed up, having
contracted mumps; Mrs. Effie Weaver
somewhat better.
Rev. C. B. Snyder on Sunday
preached his last sermon in the local
church for this conference year; which
marks the close of a six year pastor-
ate here. It is the sincere desire of
his parishioners and many friends
that he may be returned for at least
another year. During the six years
he has dwelt among us he has won
many friends, not only in his own
church but in all denominations.
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William Gramley visited over the
week-end in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Colyer and
family, of Linden Hall, spent Sun-
day at the Jacob Zong home.
Harry Wagner departed on Mon-
day for Altoona, to attend the funeral
of his cousin, Pickard Wagner.
Miss Pearl Martz returned home on
Wednesday, from Philadelphia, where
she has been engaged in nursing for
the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Houser and
son visited recently at the home of
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Markle.
Miss Grace Gramley has returned
to her home at Altoona, after having
spent a month at the home of her sis-
ter, Mrs. Ross Lowder.
Miss Mary Shawley, of Yarnell,
spent the week-end with Miss Cathe-
rine Rowe.
Mary Heaton went to Altoona, last
Sunday, to spend a few days with her
sister, Mrs. E. R. Lucas.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Walker and
two children, of Williamsport, are
visiting at the home of Mrs. Walker’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McClin-
cy. . ,
Those who attended the quilting
party at the home of Mrs. Boyd John-
son, last Thursday, were Mrs. Nettie
Poorman, Mrs. Irene Walker, May
McClincy, Sallie Furl, Mary Heaton,
' dents, and persons engaged in var-| Mrs. Harry Johnson and Mrs. Lee
ious occupations at State College ex- | Johnson.
perienced some difficulty in traveling
to State College last week.
—Get your job work done here.
Coal Tar Is Source
of Numerous Products
When William Murdock first made
gas from coal in 1792, the slimy black
coal tar that remained was merely an
objectionable by-product.
Today coal tar is the source of al-
most countless products, from per-
fumes to medicines, and from high ex-
plosives to delicate dyes. The most
recent product to be made from coal
tar is a weatherproof paint for metal
roofs that will stretch as the roof ex-
pands under the sun and shrink as the
roof contracts. This new paint, which
is made of coal tar, a melted rubber
compound and varnish, promises to do
away with the cracking of roof paints
that has been a source of trouble and
One ton of coal, distilled in a gas
retort, produces about twelve gallons
of coal tar. Because it was an un-
avoidable part of gas manufacture,
chemists have been experimenting
with it for a hundred years. Thus
far more than two hundred compounds
have been discovered in it, and a his-
tory of its products is in large part a
history of modern chemistry.
In 1823 napthaline was produced
from coal tar, and two years later ben- |
zine. Aniline, orginally distilled from
indigo, and the base of a thousand and
one coal-tar dyes, was discovered in
1834, and, four years later, carbolic
acid. :
The earliest aniline dye, a deep pur-
ple, was made by accident in 1856, as
the result of experiments designed to
produce synthetic quinine.—Utility
Columbus First Pirate
in American Waters
Christopher Columbus is said to
have been the first person who prac-
ticed piracy in American waters. It is
sald that his second voyage was noth-
ing less than an expedition for the
sake of plunder. Natives were en-
slaved, and subjected to the greatest
hardships, so that they died in large
numbers. A pack of bloodhounds,
which Columbus brought with him for
the purpose, was used to hunt down
the poor Indians when they endeav-
ored to escape from the hands of their
oppressor, and in every way the island
of Haiti, the principal scene of the
actions of Columbus, was treated as
if its inhabitants had committed a
dreadful crime by being in possession
of the wealth which the Spaniards de-
sired for themselves.
Queen Isabella was greatly opposed
to these cruel and unjust proceedings,
and she sent back to their native land
about 300 slaves which Columbus had
shipped to Spain, and gave positive
orders that no more of the inhabitants
be enslaved and that they all be
treated with moderation and kindness.
According to Frank R. Stockton, in
his “Buccaneers and Pirates of Our
Coasts,” it was because of his alleged
atrocities that Columbus was super-
seded in his command, and sent back
to Spain in chains.—Detroit News.
Tests Equipment
It is said that whenever a car wheel
breaks on a certain great trunk line
the fragments are taken to the com-
pany’'s laboratory and carefully stud-
fed so that when the next order for
car wheels is made up, if structural
weakness caused the accident, it may
be guarded against. All the pur-
chases by this railroad of iron, steel,
oil, lumber or what not are tested by
the chemists it employs and they draw
up the requirements to which persons
who sell the road supplies must con-
form. This is not an isolated instance.
It illustrates the practicability of ap-
plied science and the reliance of acute
business men upon the expert opinion
that insures them against wasting ma-
terials. time and money.
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Fine Job Printing
There is no atyle of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can mot do in the most sat-
isfactory manner, and at Prices
consistent with the class of work.
Cal on or communicate with this
Oswego, N. Y.—Permanent incar-
ceration of the mentally unfit in State
owned institutions where it will be
! impossible fcr them to marry and add
to the nation’s insane is urged by
Judge Francis D. Culkin, of this city.
Judge Culkin’s statement is embod-
ied in his annual Children’s court re-
port to the Oswego county board of
supervisors. In it the leading up-
State jurist says:
“I have been appalled at the terrific
number of subnormal children who
have been brought into this new court.
It indicates a serious situation in our
community and one which, if not cor-
rected, perhaps will be a menace to
the future of popular government.
It is authoritatively stated that 23
per cent. of the draft was subnormal.
This statement seemed to me to be
absurd, although it was made by gov-
ernmental authority. My experience
in the Children’s court has led me to
believe that this statement is true.
“A weak strain in live stock—
whether it is a horse, cow or pig—
. is eliminated by artificial selection.’
The community permits the unfit to
mate with the fit, and huge families
of defectives are the result. These
types have no place in a republic. It
is imperative that this problem be met
and handled, and handled vigorously.
i It is now the accepted policy to han-
dle these cases by commitment to cus-
todial institutions, where the sexes are
| segregated and thus permanently
eliminated from the procreative field.”
The jurist condemned the practice
of sending such defectives to State
prisons and urged they be sent to
i comfortable institutions where the
sexes would be segregated so that
“the type will pass and cease to be a
load upon the nation civically and ec-
“It is a lamentable fact,” he assert-
ed, “that these unfortunates have
large families, and there is no numer-
ical counter-balance by the children of
the fit. The latter are contented with
one or more children; with the former
| the sky is the limit. The State has
| just been authorized to spend $50,-
' 000,000 for custodial homes for these
| types. This will help the situation
Auto Drivers Must Secure License.
Harrisburg.—Of the two million
persons who, it is estimated, will ap-
i ply for licenses to operate motor ve-
‘ hicles in Pennsylvania in 1924 less
than 125,000 have made application,
ithe Department of Highways an-
nounced recently. - . ;
“Unless prospective drivers make
early, application,” said secretary P.
D. Wright of the Highway Depart-
ment, “it looks like March 1st will see
scores of thousands of them subject
i to arrest should they attempt to drive
i without a license. Our automobile
division can care for all applications
if it is given time, but it cannot issue
| a million cards the last week in Feb-
ruary. The fact that a man has a ti-
‘tle to his car and that his car is reg-
i istered and has tags does not entitle
him to drive after March 1 without a
— am sat
Have You Uric
| Acid Trouble?
Many Bellefonte Folks Are Learning
How to Avoid It.
| Are you lame and achy; tortured
- with backache, and rheumatic pains?
Feel nervous, depressed, and all play-
ed out? Then look to your kidneys!
When the kidneys weaken uric acid
accumulates, poisoning blood and
nerves, and many mysterious aches
and ills result. Help your kidneys
with a stimulant diuretic. Use Doan’s
Pills! Your friends and neighbors
: recommend Doan’s.
Mrs. HA W. Raymond, Reynolds
: Ave., Bellefonte, says: “My kidneys
were weak and I had a dull aching
and soreness across my back. I could
hardly sweep. I tired easily and had
nervous headaches. My kidneys act-
ed too often and annoyed me. I used
Doan’s Pills from Runkle’s drug store
and was relieved of the backache. My
kidneys were in good order, too.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney Ley
Doan’s Pills—the same that TS.
Raymond had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y 69-9
Caldwell & Son:
Plumbing aud Heating
By Hot Water
Pipeless Furnaces
Full Line of Pipe and Fittings
Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings
Estimates Cheerfully and Promptly
les! Ask your
ELINE WOODRING — Attorney-at-
S Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices im
18 Crdups
all courts. Office, room
AT B. SPANGLER — Attorney-at-Law,
N Praetices in all the courts. Come
sultation in English or German.
Office in Crider’'s Exchange, Belletoate
J Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt
tention given all legal business em-
trusted to his care. Offices—No. 6 East
High street. 57-44
M. KEICHLINE — Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
fessional business will receive
group: 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’s Exchan
Bellefonte, Pa.
Crider’s Exch.
State College
66-11 Holmes Bldg.
Sid oiuiay fad
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Pa. Office x his resi.
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist, Licen
E by Ae Seate Boer : Siate Cotiend
exce] ur Bell
fonte, rooms 14 and Pls Temple Co 9
Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Both Phones. A
Two bags of our good stock
feed will go far and produce
better and longer-lived animals.
Your animals will be worth
more in the market also, if fed
our goods regularly. As a
matter of business, you should
try our feed. It's economical
as well as efficient.
“Quality talks”
C. Y. Wagner Co., Inc.
66-11-1yr BELLEFONTE, PA.
This Interests You
The Workmans’ Compensation
Law went into effect Jan. 1,
1918 It Makes Insurance Comme
ory. e specialize in plac
Pe 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
Insurance. 3
Bellefonte 43-18-1y State Collegd
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.
Get the Best Meats
You save nothing by buying r
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 goed
meats you want.
High dtreet. 34-34-1y Bellefeats, Px