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Bellefonte, Pa., May 16, 1924.
THE COST OF ENFORCEMENT.
By L. A. Miller.
I will endeavor to give my heart-
felt expression on a very delicate sub-
ject, that has been agitating my mind
for several years past; a colossal in-
iquity that will sooner or later have
to be obliterated, otherwise our grand
Government and Nation will perish.
My topic wil] consist in showing up
the damnable methods resorted to by
the so-called enforcement brigade of
the Volstead act. It is costing us too
much money. In giving my views I
will say that I will be guided by re-
liable statistics from the most relia-
ble sources, some of which I obtained
direct from Washington, D. C.
Since the enforcement act was first
inaugurated the tax payers of the
United States have been victimized
to the enormous extent of over $1,
000,000,000. One billion dollars is a
huge sum, and I regret to say that the
consumption of whiskey has been
largely increased since these moral
pretenders undertook to drive the vile
stuff out of existence; besides the de-
plorable fact that our penitentiaries
and jails are filled to overflowing as
It is reported that crime of every
description has increased over 40 per
cent.; murders have increased 40 per
cent; divorces have increased at least
33 per cent. It is estimated that al-
most a million drug fiends have come
into existence; over 2000 human be-
ings have perished from drinking
poisoned liquor; 4000 people have been
slaughtered in conflicts between boot-
leggers and citizens, and prohibition
agents. The money waste in our
Federal courts has been doubled. We
never had as many hypocrites and
law-breakers since our grand govern-
ment was first placed on the map.
Now then, these blood-leechers are
very insistent in demanding a $20,-
000,000 appropriation with a view of
stopping rum running along the At-
lantic coast. Our boot-leggers wouid
be delighted to have the foreign ele-
ment driven out as such action would
greatly benefit them in their nefarious
illegitimate profession. The money
expended by the army of enforcement
men would pay the pensions of our
war veterans from now until the last
Sarvivor would answer the final roll
It is alleged that today 30 per cent.
of the enforcement officers are behind
prison bars, and about a similar num-
ber of bootleggers are languishing in
prison confinement. One of the head
enforcement men of New York was
recently sentenced to Sing Sing pris-
on, and four of their head guys were
arrested in Pittsburgh within ten days
and the end is not yet in sight.
It is outrageous to contemplate; the
cost is far greater than the profit.
Let us reason together. Not one ben-
efit to business or society is apparent
after this enormous expenditure of
the tax payers’ money; the bottle
manufacturer benefitted, as that com-
modity has increased about 700 per
The reader will kindly not misun-
derstand me. I am not denouncing
Prohibition; I am only soured at the
way a good cause is conducted by a
mob of liars, cowards, thieves, black-
guards and hypocrites.
Temperance and prohibition is to
be commended when properly and sin-
cerely administered. I realize that
every great and noble feeling which
we exercise, every good action which
we perform, is a round in the ladder
which leads to God. I realize fully
that in innumerable instances liquor
makes wives widows, children or-
phans, fathers friendless, and at last
all beggars. It covers the land with
idleness and poverty, disease and
erime, and furnishes subjects for our
asylums. It furnishes the victims for
electrocution and is today as never
before, crowding our jails and peni-
tentiaries. It produces ‘shame, not
honor; misery, not happiness; it curs-
es the world and laughs at the ruin it
has inflicted upon us a suffering hu-
Mark my words, there will be a
reckoning at an early date. “When
the cup is ful] it will hold no more.”
We are nearing the journey’s end,
There time and eternity meet and
Industries Send Men to College.
A number of industrial plants in
Pennsylvania have offered to pay the
$50 laboratory and class fee required
for the enrollment of one or more of
their employees in the annual course
in industrial organization and man-
agement which is to be given at The
Pennsylvania State College from June
1 6to 28. The only other expenses are
about $25 for room and board for the
two weeks, to be borne by the stu-
Scores of industries in the State
have written to Prof. J. O. Keller,
head of the department of industrial
engineering, asking for detailed in-
formation regarding the special course
which is to be given next month for
the ninth year. In the past this
course has helped many young men
advance toward executive positions.
Plant production problems receive a
great deal of attention.
Twe million pieces of mail, includ-
ing letters, parcels and packages, are
received in Philadelphia every year
which never get to the persons ex-
pecting them. They are sent to the
cemetery of the Postoffice Depart-
ment, the dead letted office.
It is the little orphan pieces of mail
for which no homes can be found that
go to Washington into the dead-letter
office, 7500 of them every week.
Much of this matter is there traced
back to the senders, but lots of it is
declared hopelessly homeless and is
treated as such.
A number of articles for which no
owner can be found are sent to New
York and sold. Violins, Mah Jong
sets, scrubbing boards, galoshes,
dresses, everything imaginable makes
up the motly array.
When the Cottage Garden Is Large,
or Where an Extra Lot or Two Have
Been Taken Over by an Enthusiastic Tiller of the Soll, the Entire Family
Can Be of Much Help.
Summer and Fall
Delicious Red Fruit Is Now
Very Successful Two-Crop
Two crops of delicious ed rasp-
berries where but one grew before is
an achievement of recent years, and
we now have varieties which will not
only produce a heavy crop in the early
summer, but a splendid crop during
the late fall. Red raspberries have
for many years been one of the most
desirable crops for the garden in sec-
tions of the country to which they are
adapted, points out the United States
Department of Agriculture. The de-
velopment of the fall-bearing varieties,
Raspberries Good Bearers.
however, has greatly increased their
Two-crop raspberry plants must be
handled just right in order to get two
crops a year from them. About the
time the first crop is ripening the new
shoots are as tall as the old plants and
grow much taller. There is always a
temptation to clip off the tip of a tall-
‘growing red raspberry shoot, but 1
this 1s done with this fype of rasp-
berry, the fall crop is destroyed. The
new shoots must not be pruned at all
during the growing season, because
blossoms will begin forming on the
tips in August or September and a
good crop of raspberries is the result.
Even if these canes should grow seven
or eight feet long, they should not be
cut back in the summer time. The
fall crop of raspberries usually lasts
until freezing weather comes.
The fall crop of raspberries is ot
even better quality than the spring
crop, and when offered for sale usu-
ally brings a very high price. It is
Just a little out of the ordinary to
have red raspberries in the fall.
The plants of two-crop raspberries
should be set in the spring. If they
make a fairly good growth there will
be a crop of berries the following fall.
There will then be two crops a year
as long as the plants are in good con-
dition. They should be well cultivated
and fertilized so that good crops of
fruit and good growth of canes may
. During the summer the canes which
lived over the previous winter will
produce the early crop fruit. Just as
soon as this crop is picked the old
canes should be cut out amd burned.
It is so easy to grow and take care
of double-crop raspberries that anyone
who has a little land which may be
devoted to berries will be well repaid
by setting a few plants of the double-
In the very cold sections of the
country, where the thermometer goes
more than 20 below zero, this double-
crop type of raspberries would not
prove hardy, unless the canes are laid
down and covered with some kind of
winter protection such as straw,
coarse manure or earth. The variety
known as Ranere or St. Regis is con-
sidered one of the best double-crop
| Sweet Potatoes in
Popular Tuber Should Have
Sandy Soil, Sunshine,
Plenty of Heat.
Sweet potatoes can be grown in at
least 36 states, according to the rec-
ords of the United States Department
of Agriculture, and there 1s every rea-
son why a small planting of sweet po-
tatoes should be made in every cottage
garden within those states, especlally
where the soil ig of a sandy nature.
While it is true that the sweet potato
crop is more or less uncertain in the
far North, yet if the season is reason-
ably dry and warm and the plants
given a good start, they will produce
a fair crop. It is a great satisfaction
to have a supply of sweet potatoes
grown in the home garden.
Sweet potato plants are started in a
hotbed and it is generally easier for
the cottage gardener to purchase the
necessary 100 or 200 plants rather
than to grow them. The plants, how-
ever, should not be set in the open
ground until all danger of frost is past
and the soil is warm. Prior to the set-
ting of the plants the soil should be
thoroughly prepared. First, it should
be spaded and thoroughly pulverized,
then drawn up into flat beds or ridges
with the hoe, a little fertilizer being
worked into the soll as it is bedded.
These beds should be about 8 inches
in height and 15 inches in width, or
sometimes they are made a foot In
height and 18 inches in width. I'he
beds are spaced about 8 or 3% feet
apart, leaving rather deep furrows be-
tween them. The plants are set 12
to 15 inches apart on the top of the
beds and each plant is given about a
quart of water around its roots as it
is set. The soil is then well drawn
about the plants,
Sweet potatoes want plenty of sun-
shine and an abundance of heat, but
not too much moisture. The surface
of the soil should be kept loosened
and all weeds pulled out, but aside
from this, sweet potatoes require very
The crop shéuld be dug just as soon
as the vines are killed by frost; in
i fact, the potatoes should be dug be-
fore the vines are badly frozen. If
the vines become frozen it is necessary
to cut them off just above the ground
before the frozen sap has a chance to
go down into the potatoes. Sweet po-
tatoes should be dug on a bright day,
Sweet Potatoes in Homie Garden,
allowed to dry an hour or so in the
sunshine and then placed in baskets
and stored where the temperature will
at first be about 80 degrees and later
around 60 degrees. One very success-
ful grower follows the practice of
hanging the baskets of sweet potatoes
to the ceiling of his cellar near the
hot-air furnace. By placing the pota-
toes near the ceiling, where they are
warm and dry, they will usually keep
throughout the winter.
One hundred sweet potato plants
will set a row 125 feet in length and
should yield from two to five bushels
of excellent potatoes for the table.
Harrisburg. — Experienced farm
workers are scarce in almost every
section of the State, building and con-
struction conditions vary greatly in
different sections, the demand for
common labor has increased but little
and many other lines are dull.
These employment conditions are
reflected in the reports of the em-
ployment offices of the department of
Labor and Industry made public re-
The Erie offices report the largest
numbers of unfilled orders for ex-
perienced farm workers ever on file
with but little prospect of securing
the necessary men. Although from
200 to 300 men apply at that office
daily few of them have had exper-
ience on farms or are willing to take
such work. With the exception of
the Philadelphia office all other sec-
tions of the State report farm work-
ers in demand.
Although sufficient building and
construction projects are reported
from almost every other district, the
Philadelphio office says building per-
mits have shown a decrease of near-
ly fifty per cent. over the correspond-
ing period last month and that con-
dition is reflected in the demand for
The Pennsylvania railroad is re-
cruiting machinists for their new
shops in Altoona. But transporta-
tion and public utility work is gener-
ally reported dull. The railroads, al-
most without exception, have con-
tinued to decrease their forces, de-
moting men and furloughing those at
the end of the seniority list.
Many districts are relying on pro-
posed road construction to absorb
the large surplus of common labor
which they report. The majority of
the recent demand for common labor
has been for short time projects and
a surplus is constantly being listed
with the employment offices. Because
of the large construction program
which the State Highway Department
is undertaking this spring, it is be-
lieved, this condition will be relieved
until late in the autumn.
Metal and machinery lines also are
reported dull in all sections including
the western part of the State.
The Scranton district reports the
outlook in the mining industry not
very encouraging with many of the
smaller operations closed entirely,
and a few of the larger companies
contemplating a five day week.
A huge sperm whale which had
been harpooned in the Pacific off Brit-
ish Columbia, turned and viciously
charged the whaling vessel, a steam-
er. The boat was shaken from stem
to stern, the propeller snapped off and
the propeller shafts twisted out of
shape. But the whale was soon con-
quered, but the whaler had to be tow-
ed home for repairs. Whales often
upset small boats, but it was said to
be unusual for them to attack a
Are You Tired, Achy---
All Run Down?
This Bellefonte Resident Tells You
How to Get Well.
Tired all the time?
Lame, stiff and achy?
Tortured with nagging backache?
Knife-like twinges when you stoop
Miserable with headaches,
spells and bladder irregularities ?
All are signs of kidney sickness!
Use Doan’s Pills—a stimulant diu-
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Here’s Bellefonte testimony:
Mrs. E. E. Ardery, of Reynolds
Ave., says: “My kidneys were weak
and out of order and my back ached.
I became run down, too. Doan’s Pills
from Runkle’s drug store have always
relieved these attacks and strengthen-
ed my back and kidneys.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Pills—the same that Mrs.
Ardery had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 69-20
Persons planning _uilding to come in contact with
us. Save money on
Cement, Sand, Limestone, Plaster
Brick, Roofing, Terra Cotta Pipe, Nails
Stucco Materials, Etc.
See us first, or you may regret it later.
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Barred Plymouth Rocks
$12.00 per 100
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Lunch Cloths, Scarfs, Doilies and Nap-
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