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Bellefonte, Pa., March 28, 1924.
Country Correspondence
Items of Interest Dished Up for the
Delectation of “Watchman” Read-
ers by a Corps of Gifted
Mr. and Mrs. J. Sumner Miller, of
State College, were dinner guests at
the home of J. T. Noll, on Sunday.
Mrs. Lawrence Meeker and little
son, of Millheim, visited last week
with her sister, Mrs. Harry Griffith. :
The Gheen family moved last week
from the old Keen house to the late
Orrie Mulbarger home above the post-
Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Miller and
Mrs. Jack Noll attended the American
Legion card party in Bellefonte on
Tuesday evening. ;
The Ladies Aid gave a farewell
party to Mrs. Kepler on Monday even-
ing last. Everybody here regrets her
departure from this community.
Rev. Rishel, the newly appointed
Methodist minister preached his first
sermon here Sunday night, and from
all reports made a very favorable im-
pression. :
The many friends of Miss Jean
Noll, nurse in one of the leading Phil-
adelphia hospitals, will be gratified to
learn of her recovery from a severe
attack of tonsilitis.
The W. C. T. U, of our town, met in
the Methodist church on Tuesday at 2
o'clock. The coming primaries makes
it imperative for the ladies of this
worthy order to get together and get
out the dry vote.
Mrs. Lunger Wian, of Bellefonte,
visited her daughter, Mrs. Ward
Showers, a few days ago and inciden-
tally made brief calls among her many
old-time friends here. Florence is al-
ways welcome in this locality.
Sportsmen who have been traveling
through the woods this spring report
game to be plentiful and in good con-
dition, which fact is due to the untir-
ing efforts and activity of state game
protector T. A. Mosier, and judicious
distribution of game by the State
Game Department.
United Sportsmen Camp No. 176,
held their annual iueeting on Thurs-
day night, March 27th, at which time
new officers were elected for the in-
coming year. On March 31st, Mr.
Logue, state trapper, will give a talk
on trapping, in the sportsmen’s hall,
which will be open to all interested.
We are very fortunate to have in
our community an expert grapevine
pruner in the person of John Mulfing-
er. What he don’t know about prun-
ing grapes isn’t worth knowing. Too
many grapes are ruined by inexper-
ienced pruners, who think they know
it all but don’t know the first princi-
The late Methodist minister, Rev.
Kepler, moved to his new charge in
Tioga county on Wednesday last. His
-departure is regretted by most people.
Such is life among the Methodist min-
istry. Their abiding place is in very
few instances permanent. The action
of the conference in this particular is
Pleasant Gap has had a postoffice
for a little over one hundred years but
it looks now as though it would be
abolished in the near future. The De-
partment has advertised on two occa-
sions for an examination of applicants
and none responded. Evidently the
salary don’t appeal to our people. We
should have a postoffice.
James Gummo, of Centre Furnace,
one of the active members of Sports-
men Camp No. 176, holds the record
as a resolute, determined trapper,
‘having trapped this winter 20 foxes,
30 skunks, 4 coon and 1 weasel. Mr.
Gummo is a very close observer of
Logue’s methods of procedure, and at-
tributes his success to these methods.
Lawrence Hile, who some four years
ago sold three houses and lots at
Pleasant Gap and moved to Axe
Mann, recently purchased the fine
Keen estate home here, and moved
back to the Gap on Monday last. All
here are elated to have the Hile fam-
ily back, as all regard them as desir-
ables, and consequently are delighted
to again have them as neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Noll spent Sun-
day evening at the Charles Wolf home
in Aaronsburg. Mrs. Wolf recently
suffered a paralytic stroke, her right
side being affected. Mrs. Leslie Mil-
ler, who is a daughter of Mrs. Wolf,
came here from.her home in Wood-
lawn, Beaver county, to aid in caring.
for her mother, and while here will
visit Mr. Miller’s parents at Pleasant
Gap. She was accompanied by her
son Jack.
John Griffith has leased and is now
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remodeling his old store building. Mr.
Mong is the new tenant and expects
to open a general store in the near
future. We now have two well equip-
ped stores, and with an addition of
one more will be amply supplied. John
Mulfinger says he would not be sur-
prised if Pittsburgh tobies would be
reduced to three for five cents instead
of two for five, since competition is
the life of trade.
On Monday evening, about 8:30
o’clock, several sharp shots resem-
bling an explosion emanated from the
upper end of the Ray Noll farm. On
making observations we discovered a
beatiful brilliant cross all ablaze
with fire—evidently the work of our
Ku Klux aggregation. It was an at-
tractive sight and was evidently in-
tender as a curber for our wickedness.
However, owing to the scarcity of
moonshine, we have been reasonably
good, we think.
The problems of the rural schools
is one of the acute questions in Penn-
sylvania and almost all other eastern
States. County superintendents, for
some years, have deplored the stead-
ily growing tendency to hold to its
lowest points all efforts to improve
the school standards, since one of the
almost invariable consequences was
to give whatever was tardily bestow-
ed upon the educational organization
to the city and big town schools. The
result was the backwardness of the
rural school; striking at its very ex-
istence, and in recent years there has
come to be almost an open breach in
the fraternalism between the city and
country teacher. Iiural instructors
say they have been forced to accept
as a fact that the country school and
teacher have been victimized to favor
the city teacher, and whether the be-
lief is correct or in error, it exists to
the detriment of the interest of the
girls and boys of the country districts.
The country districts as a rule always
come out second best.
A few “tips” to the progressive
housewife will not be out of order at
this time of the year. The floors of
your home should be as attractive as
the walls of your rooms. Too often
the person who has decorated and fur-
nished her home is ready to die of ex-
haustion after the walls, hangings and
furniture have received careful atten-
tion; the money as well as patience,
have given out, and any old rug or
floor covering is thrown over the floors
in the hope that no one will notice
them. But every one will notice!
Floors are the ballast of the home.
They hold it down and preserve its
dignity. There is no floor so old that
it cannot be planed down and painted
three or four times to the envy of the
neighborhood. Sage green, dark
brown and even deep yellow floors can
be used necesstally with light green,
tan and cream wall paper. Once one
has settled the kind of floors desired
the next step is what covering should
go over it. Only in the hon | instan-
ces is a bare floor desirable or prae-
ticable. In a living room a one-tone
carpet covering the entire floor gives
a great sense of dignity. One or two
delicate orientals on top of the carpet
makes for real luxury. Several one-
tone rugs, which can be taken out and
shaken are the most practical for bed-
rooms.. Rag rugs especially dyed and
hand-made, are charming also, espe-
cially the oval ones. Any hand-made
rug is judged by the quality of wool
used, the number of knots per inch
and the intricacy and delicacy of de-
sign. For most pocketbooks, plain-
tone machine made rugs that blend in
with the wall paper and ceiling are
advisable. Borders of a deeper tone
give the rug more character and the
room more variety. Spring is here
and now is the time to make a start
towards making your home more
beautiful, more attractive to yourself
and others and more valuable. Just
add a honeysuckle or a climbing
American beauty rose on the porch,
in the angle between the steps and
porch, or at the corner of the house.
A few fruit trees—plums, peaches,
pears, cherries, apples and small
fruits in the garden, or even in the
back yard, pay for themselves speedi-
ly, and add materially to the comforts
of home. A blessing to mankind.
A Successful Play.—“Under the
Blue Skies,” a comedy drama in four
acts, was presented in Noll’s hall last
evening under the direction of Mr. F.
D. Millward and will be repeated this
(Friday) evening. It is a delightful
and appealing little play and the
small price of admission, 15 and 25
cents, should assure another full
house. Some of the best talent at the
Gap is included in the cast of charac-
ters, which is as follows:
Bruce McCulloch - - Gilbert Noll
David Cyce. Clara's father Harry Griffith
Dick Warren, Ethie’s brother
Gerald Millward
Oscar Bleber, a village ‘Squire
Leonard Peters
Old John, gardener and sexton
Miles McGargle
Sleepy Heine, Sara's grand-son Rea Florey
Williams, valet to Bruce W. D. Herman
Clara Joyce, the girl - =~ Hazel Corl
Edith Warren, an heiress
Mrs. W. D. Herman
Sara, the old housekeeper
Mrs. Lee Sampsel
Mrs. Webber, a neighbor Marion Gettig
Little Elsie, Sara’s grand-son
Grace Millward
Mrs. Holt - - - - Flo Rice
Mrs. Wagner - Mrs. Harry Griffith
Minnie Wagner - - - Lizzie Gill
Sophie Bantam - Mrs. Geo. Showers
Tillie Hoffman - - Ruth Mulfinger
———— A ——_—
State College Sets Date for Young
Farmers’ Week.
June nine to thirteen will be a big
week for the farm boys and girls of
Pennsylvania. State Club leader Al-
len L. Baker, has just announced that
the fifth annual Young Farmers’
week will be held at that time at
State College.
At least 400 boys and girls from all
parts of the State will represent
their counties in the State-wide judg-
ing contest which is the big feature
of the week. Instruction in agricul-
ture and games for the juniors will
complete the program. Every farm
boy and girl in Pennsylvania is in-
vited to attend the event and arrange-
ments are being made to accommodate
a record-breaking crowd of future
farmers. 5
—Get your job work done here.
L. S. Bierly has had his house elec-
trically lighted, and some other minor
improvements made to his property
C. L. Beck came home from Wilkes-
Barre to move his household goods to
other quarters, and left for that city
Monday morning.
Public sales galore, and the usual
bag of lunches are handed out, this
being for the inner man, and mud and
dirt for the outside. From reports,
we learn that the sale of cows is bet-
ter than that of horses.
If a state policeman had been in
Rebersburg Saturday last we think
some one would not have fared very
well, since two automobiles were park-
ed opposite each other on the street
and the third one drove up in direct
line with the others. We think that
rsons who have traveled should
now better.
Several weeks ago we read with in-
terest the article in reference to the
ghosts or stone story from Jackson-
ville. We do not believe in ghosts
but we know personally that there are
persons prowling around at night, at
the windows of other people’s houses,
to listen to what is being said. We
have that kind of people in our town,
as they have been seen and recogniz-
ed. People of this kind should not
forget that it is dangerous business,
and that it is going beyond their right
to pursue such actions, and it would
be well for them to cut it out.
A number of spring flittings have
been and will be in order in the next
week or ten days. The near flittings
are as follows: Warren Bierly has
moved onto the farm of Dr. Allison,
near Harter’s school house; C. L. Beck
has vacated the Showers property
here and moved into the William
Waite home in the western part of
town; L. S. Bierly will vacate his
farm west of town and move into the
house he purchased from the heirs of
Thaddeus Stover, last spring, L. L.
Wolfe moving onto the farm vacated
by Bierly. Charles Brungart will
move his belongings to Mill Hall in
order that he may be nearer his work;
Huston Schreckengast will move into
one of the homes of Warren Bierly;
George Day moved into Rebersburg
several weeks ago from the home for-
merly owned by Elias Breon, now de-
ceased. While there will be more
movings in the valley we figure we
may infringe on the right of some
other writer who may want to report,
so we will refrain from so doing.
Lester Cummings, of East Pitts=
burgh, is the guest of his mother, Mrs.
Charles Wolfe, on Main street.
Mrs. A. S. Stover and scn John and
Mrs. John Durst motored to Millheim
Sunday afternoon where they spent
the time with their sisters, Mrs.
Smith and Mrs. Ira Gramley.
Guy H. Coll, of Bellefonte, and his
mother, Mrs. H. M. Coll, of State Col-
lege, motored down Sunday afternoon
and spent a short time with Mrs.
Coll’s cousin, Mrs. Alice Eisenhauer.
Lloyd Bartges on Monday vacated
the house which he built in Reifsny-
der’s Addition, in Millheim, and mov-
ed to this village, occupying the west
side of the Perry Smith house on
Main street.
Miss Martha Boyer was brought
home from State College on Sunday,
quite ill, suffering with rheumatism
of the knee. Though confined to bed
it is to be hoped she may soon recov-
er her former health.
Charles Geary and three children,
and Mr. Geary’s mother, Mrs. Ellen
Geary, of Newport, Pa., and Mrs. N.
A. Auman, of Millheim, made a brief
call at the home of Mrs. Geary’s
brother, Thomas Hull, on Sunday.
The play by students of the Aarons-
burg High school entitled “The Farm
Folk,” will be given in the hall in
Aaronsburg, March 27th, at 8 o’clock.
Admission, adults 25c., children, 15c.
Play will also be given in the town
hall in Madisonburg, April 1st. Ad-
mission the same.
Aaronsburg Reformed charge, Rev-
John S. Hollenbach, pastor. Services
for Sunday, March 30: Millheim—
Sunday school 9:30; church services
10:30; C. E. at 6. Salem—Sunday
school at 1; church services at 2; Cat-
echetical instruction at 3. Subject of
the sermon is: “The Feeding of the
Five Thousand.” One member in the
pew is worth two on the roll. Come
to church.
Name Ten Highest Poultry: Flocks.
The ten highest producing poultry
flocks of the hundreds of poultrymen
keeping records in Pennsylvania dur-
ing the past year have just been an-
nounced by the poultry extension de-
partment at The Pennsylvania State
The owner of the champion flock
for the past year is Emmet Stull, of
Tioga county. His 446 White Leg-
horns averaged 186 eggs per bird dur-
ing the twelve months. The other
flock owners ranking within the first
ten are: Fred Carrington, Bradford
county, 185 eggs per bird; E. F. New-
ell, Beaver 180.6 eggs; Ivan Waltman,
Bradford, 180 egzs; Harry Jackson,
Wayne, 178.8 eggs; Lynn Harnish,
Huntingdon, 178.2 eggs; J. H. Rolar,
Cumberland, 178 eggs; Bertha Hodg-
son, York, 178 eggs; James Eastman,
Bradford, 178 eggs; and John Toivo-
nen, Erie, 175.8 eggs. These flocks
range in size from 100 hens up to
Many excellent labor incomes were
also recorded among the poultrymen
who kept accurate records. The best
labor income was made by W. T. Cope,
of Chester county, whose small flock
of Rhode Island Reds yielded him
$10.90 per bird.
Comforting Knowledge,
Sir David Henderson, director gen-
eral of military aeronautics, possess-
es a vein of grim humor.
“Don’t be nervous,” he once remark-
ed to a novice in the art of flying who
showed some trepidation while pre-
paring for his first flight. “Don’t be
nervous, man; you'll come down
again. There is no known instance of
an aeroplane not alighting.”—Boston
it did thirty years ago.
single factor in assuring
distribution economy.
than 30 years:ago
One reason concrete is used so generally today in all
types of construction from sidewalks to highways,
from garages to enormous industrial plants, is the
fact that Portland Cement actually costs less‘than
The Atlas rotary kiln, daily producing as much asthe
old-time kiln did in one month, was the greatest
And your building material dealer, the only dis=
tributing channel between Atlas and you, assures
building materials. He can help you.
this cheapness.
He knows building and
Something New in Magazine Covers.
The public is generally familiar
with The Youth’s Companion’s Histor-
i¢c Milestone Covers that have been
appearing for some time past. They
represent dramatic incidents, high-
lights in our history, and are present-
ed in full color on an average of once
a month.
The remaining forty numbers in a
year’s issue have taken on a new dress
—a cover attractively arranged in red
and blue. Supplementing the Mile-
stone plan, these covers are known as
Citizen Builders. Each one carries an
individual message of fifty to seven-
ty-five words. They are varied in
character—humor and philosophy in
verse and prose—generally from the
pens of living men—educators, church-
men and men of business. All are
helpful and stimulating.
Parents, teachers and librarians aré
loud in their praise of this new fea-
ture of The Companion. All perceive
the purpose of the work and approve
the aim that underlies it—better citi-
In Boston.
A Boston man, whose early oppor-
tunities had been limited, after accu-
mulating a fortune, took to reading
and began with Shakespeare. When
he had finished “the book,” he re-
| Economist.
marked: “That is what I call a clev-
er book; I do not believe there are a
dozen men in Boston who could have
written that book.”—Outlook.
Reassuring Miss Jones,
As they boarded the train they had
every look of being a bridal couple.
The young man carefully escorted the
young woman to a seat, while the in-
terested passengers smiled indulgent-
ly. Then, extending his hand to the
supposed bride, he said in a very loud
Miss Jones, the train is
about to pull out. I wish you a very
pleasant journey,” and, doffing his
hat, he hurried off the train.
But the young woman seemed ner-
vous, By and by she called the por-
ter and in a whisper gave him some
mysterious message. He came back
in 5 moment and said in a voice audi-
ble to every one:
“Yo’ all right, ma'am. He’s in de
smokin’ compartment.”—Harper’s.
Keeping to the Point.
Porter—This train goes to Buffalo
and points east.
Old Lady—Well, I want a train
that gets to Syracuse and I don’t care
which way
~ Auditor’s Statement
Continued from
page 2, Col. 6.
Recapitulation of State Licenses for the Year 1923.
To Retail Mercantile Licenses..........uaue.
To Wholesale Mercantile Licenses..........
To Wholesale Liquor Sellers and Dealers...
To Brewers LICCNSeS.., corr erisnrravsnnsss
To Billiard and Pool Licenses......ccveeeeas
T'o Circus Licenses, Ete. .... ce vrvsaeeinss
To Eating House and Restaurant Licenses.
To Resident Hunters Licenses.............
To Non Resident Hunters Licenses.........
To Resident Fishermans Licenses...........
To Non Resident Fishermans Licenses..
To: Dog Law (1921) .....0i0i encanto.
To Fines Collected. ... «cc cvin csvsvaionsiny
Balance due County Treasurer from 00S
By Sundry CommissiOns.........ccauaevess.
By Sundry Exonerations..
By Sundry Printing....
By Sundry Postage....
By. Sundry Vouchers.:.......d. usd. symress
Sesser sessrssreasasanans
“esses sssessasasesensnan
0 BrOKerS LICONSeS.....c.ssevvesssnnsarsvsresevs
“ses esssesesssssssssanss
Statement of County Funds from Duplicate 1919 to 1922.
Year | Collector | Districts |
1919—Crin Heaton........., Milesburg Boro 124 §
1819—John A. Mann....... ‘urtin Twp 113 72 37
1920—Roy Wilkinson........ Philipsburg Boro 296 37
1920—John Harnish........ oggs Twp 154
1920—Jesse Shuey........., College Twp 30
1920—S. A. Bierly.......... Miles TWpDeorece..ronn 115 369 36
1921—Roy Wilkinson...... Philipsburg Boro..... 856 50
1921—J. B. Hoffman........ S. Philipsburg Boro. 16 41
1921—John Spearly........ . Benner TWpD...ccoeonen 06
1921—Grant Davidson...... . Halfmoon Twp....... 26 94
1921—J. K. Johnston......., Bellefonte Boro....... 821 01
1921—0. J. Stover.......... « Jdberty: Twp..J....c.. 4 92 1725 8¢
1921—J. T. Beckwith...... Taylor Twp 95%
1921—W. R. Dunkle........ Walker Twp 8 30%
1921—H. K. Mattern....... Huston Twp. 12 17*
1922. DupHCate.. Cet iaesreee aes 3s in ssatnenaine $ 7005 73
1023. DUDHERAEE: boa nese sorsisvesivennnssssvrnnsasssrnneissied 28708 47
’. $37881 77
* Items marked thus are overpaid.
ar Liabilities aT 7 > FO
‘To Outstanding Bonds at'4 per Cent.......ccivvirinerinersvinenes
To Balance due Harry Dukeman, Sheriff............ 2119 42
To Balance due Roy Wilkinson, Prohtonotary 7 1
To Estimated Commonwealth CostS....covtvtviiciarssiassenanenn 2598 55
‘fo Estimated CommiSSIONS. .. cutie iieniiiiiiivrrionnidersus 1894 08
To OUtSIANANNE: NOLES vars everisnssssrivisnirresiorssanesssvares 54300 00
By Cash in hands of Treasurer Jan. 7, 1924 $ 43311 17
By Cash In SInRIng Fund... ice caiisossnersiainssniisioneitaronns 36269 00
By Quistanding Duplicates. ............... 37881 77
By Tax Lens Filed. oc... uses ivivivoyions 323 94
By Tax Leins Entered Prothonotarys Offic 491 93
By Asylum Bill due County... ..... vi iver iiivisvaravisrivevenses 759 60
By Escaped Convict Account, Different Counties,,.... seers serene = 1168 02
$160987 21 $120205 43
Total Indebtedness Centre County January 7, i024.......... o § 40781 78
NOTE :—A careful investigation into the correctness of th t
made by the Auditors and are certified correct as published 15,1080, Aceounthas beet
not satisfied is at liberty to investigate from the Records at the Court House.
We, the undersigned Auditors of Centre County,
counts of the Centre County Commission
hereby certify that the foregoing
having carefully examined the ac-
Sheriff and Treasurer of said County, do
is a true and correct statement of the receipts and ex-
penditures and of their respective accounts for the year 1928.
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, March 1st, 1924.
Auditors of Centre County.
it points.—Dry Goods:
ELINE WOODRING — Attorney-at-
S Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices im
all courts. Office, room 18 Crider's
Exchange. 51-1y
SPANGLER — Attorney-at-Law.
Praetices in all the courts.
sultation in English or Germam.
in Crider's Ex ge, Belletoute
J Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt ate
tention given all legal business em
trusted to his care. Offices—No. b
High street.
M. KBICHLINE — Attorney-at-Law
J and Justice of the Peace. All pro=-
fessional business receive
gromnt attention. Office on second floor of
emple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Law.
Consultation in English and Gere
man. Office in Crider’s Exchange,
Bellefonte, Pa.
R. R. L. CAPERS, i
Bellefonte Btate College
Crider's Exch. 66-11 Holmes Bldg.
8. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa, Off
ce at his resi-
dence, 80-43
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist, Licensed
E by the State Board. State Coll
every day except Saturday. Belle:
fonte, rooms 14 and 15 Temple Cour
Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Both Phones.
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 inte 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
Insurance. :
Bellefonte 43-18-1y State College
Get the Best Meats
snd supply my customers with thé
est, choicest, best blood and mus-
cle m g 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 Bellefonte, Pa
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.