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Bellefonte, Pa., May 23, 1924.
WHERE THE SOLDIERS SLEEP.
By Eugene C. Dolson.
There's a quiet spot on the hillside high
Where, unforgotten, the sleepers lie,
All, all around in the close cut sward.
Over their graves white stones keep guard.
Tis a peaceful scene all summer long
And silent, save for the robin’s song.
Under the warm blue sky of May
The graves on the hill are green today.
On many a mound to left and right
There's a fluttering flag in sight,
And the little bright flag its vigil keeps,
Night and day, where a soldier sleeps.
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ARE WE THE SAD
A Kansas City psychiatrist is tell-
ing the world that we are a sad-faced
people. Having arrived at that con-
clusion, after days and weeks of
searching for a radiant countenance
upon boulevard and bystreets, he pro-
ceeded to make another charge—that
the American face is not only a sad
face, but that it is growing more and
reason why, or just
face upon to make it glow
mistic cheer. :
You have to admit, however, our
maligned physiognomies give far too
infrequent hint of the happy, care-
free nation, rolling in wealth and lux-
ury, we are credited with being. J
A friend, writing from Italy, is
most of all impressed with the bursts
of song that issue from throats as
men tread along their road to toil. If
an American were to break forth in
an aria or even a banana song upon a
broad highway, in all probability he
would be hustled off to the office of a
psychiatrist and recommended to a SIX
months’ sojourn in some quiet sani-
tarigm, wouldn’t he?
HERE'S A TEST.
What is it that warps the melody
in our own and favorite physiog ?
What wilts the mouth corners? What
makes the tense, worried, harried ex-
For a nation that has more of the
comforts of life than any other, what
can possibly be the reason for this
melanchaly outlook? Be an impar-
tial observer, walk down any public
street, and count, if you can, ten real-
ly happy looking persons. Look in on
a midday lunch room scene, and un-
less a couple of old friends happen to
be reminiscing over childhood adven-
tures, you are bound to ask why we
take ourselves and our affairs so ser-
iously. Travel down on any elevated
train in the morning, and scan the
adult faces for a happy countenance;
and be rewarded if there are but two
in the entire car. .
If cheerfulness be a reflection of
vitality and physical fitness, as all
good doctors tell us, are we to con-
clude that as a nation we register
rather low in physical tone?
Perhaps that is the answer. That,
coupled with the charge that we are
a nation of money getters, neglecting
everything else in our mad rush for
more and more possessions, explains
a great number of our joyless faces.
DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY.
A frequent comment of visitors
from other shores to these United
States is that we do not take time
enough for recreation; that we do not
seem to know how to play and, con-
sequently, how to live, which is trae
of many of us. We postpone the day
for play until we are so rheumatic we
cannot chase the ball. Or, if we do go
in for a recreation, we go at it with
such vehemence that the recreation is
lost in the intensity of winning the
From a Paris source there issued
recently a criticism of the disposition
of our noonday meal and the hour—a
just criticism, by the way. In the en-
suing argument it was charged that
no American relaxes until he falls
asleep; as long as he has his shoes on
he is one body of restless dynamic en-
Our men and women observe long
business hours. And most of us do
not allow ourselves leisurely thought
enough to sit down and relax even
during luncheon time. We have no
afternoon siesta nor tea time. We
work right along, generally at high
pressure, with never a thought for
anything else. Of course, we have to
eat, but the general plan in the Amer-
jcan business world is to dispose of
illy assorted foodstuffs with as much
speed as possible. Mentally, the
luncheon hours is no relaxation, for
we bring to the table the perplexities,
the worries, and the happenings of
the morning. If there happens to have
been a distressing incident in the
course of the business day, it is lived
over again either in discussion or in
NO WONDER THERE'S INDIGESTION.
Indigestion and nervousness are
both referred to as American diseas-
es. There is no denying the fact that
both these troubles are highly preva-
lent among us, and neither is limited
to any particular class—both youth
and age are included.
Why do we have more indigestion
than other nations? Because we do
not allow ourselves time to masticate
our food properly; because we are at
such a high tension during our eating
periods that our digestive organs can-
not do their work normally; because
we are not discriminating in our
choice of food, particularly at Iunch-
eon; because we take our exercise
after eating. A person who is con-
scious every minute that something is
wrong with his digestion certainly
does not present a cheerful counte-
nance to the world.
HUSTLE AND BUSTLE.
he does not tell the
what to feed a
The hustle and bustle of Americans
tend to nervousness. Even our chil-
dren are not exempt and develop nerv-
ousness in their early school years.
They are hustled off to school at the
last minute, run most of the way fear-
ful of what teacher will say when
they arrive late, and as a consequence
start on the path to jumpy nerves at
an early age.
and bustling after we arrive. We try
to save time at any expense. A story
is told of a distinguished foreigner
who was being shown New York. He
was hustled into the subway, where a
local train was taken for a couple of
stations, then hurried out of the local
into an express train, his guides
breathlessly explaining that this
meant a saving of three minutes. The
bewildered stranger asked, “But what
will we do with the three minutes?”
Ani the guides had no logical answer
LACK OF JUDGMENT.
Are we victims of our own lack of
judgment in not allowing more time
for accomplishing whatever we are
doing? Most of us can relieve some
of this pressure by planning for a
slight difference in our daily schedule.
We are so accustomed to timing our-
selves that we feel wasteful if we add
2 half hour or fifteen minutes for lee-
way. Some of our sad facial expres-
sion is due to the constant strain of
our hustling and bustling.
Compared with other nations, es-
pecially at the present time, our faces
should reflect more happiness than
those of any other country. Shall we
go down in history as the sad-faced
nation of the earth?
CANCER’S TOLL IS
MORE THAN WAR'S.
If it were announced that war had
again been declared the reaction
would be one of horror. People would
ask themselves, “Is it necessary that
we must again lose so many of our
citizens and give so much of our
wealth to fight the enemy?” Yet,
during the war with Germany there
were but about 75,000 battle casual-
ties, and during the year 1923 100,600
persons died from cancer. Deaths
from disease are not so spectacular,
hence they are taken more or less as
a matter of course.
The “rate of expectancy” among
women is much higher than among
the men, as from 12 to 13 per cent. of
women 40 years of age or over are
almost sure to be victims of the dis-
ease. Among the men the rate is 8
per cent. From the ages of 35 to 45,
among those having cancer, the aver-
age is three to one against the wom-
en, while from 45 to 55 the average
is decreased from two to one. Not all
these cases, however, are fatal.
It is further stated that cancer is
curable, but the cure lies entirely with
the person afflicted. Like the tide
which taken at its flood leads on to
fortune, so will the person having an
incipient cancer be cured if proper
precautions are taken at the start.
Little “bunches” that do not respond
to treatment, ulcers that do not heal,
have been given as danger signals.
Competent medical advice should be
sought rather than to rely upon
“cures” prescribed by relatives and
Quack doctors who advertise they
can cure cancer without operation,
are parasites preying upon the igno-
rance of the people and should be
shunned as one would the devil. No
good results can come from patron-
izing those who flood the magazines
and newspapers with advertisements
guaranteeing cures, for cancer is a
disease that needs
touch” of a physician or surgeon.
Cancer in the great majority of cas-
es causes no pain when it first ap-
pears. Many cancers develop at the
edge of a scar, and moles and warts
which have been dormant for many
years may suddenly develop into can-
cers. Any irritation, especially in the
mouth, should attract immcdiate at- |
tention. “Keep the mouth really
clean.” See that a tooth, a bridge or
a poorly placed filling does not irri-
tate the tongue or cheek.
“Smokers’ sores” is another cause
of cancer. The habitual smoker of a
pipe, cigar or cigarette is susceptible
to cancer of the lip because of the
continual rubbing and burning of the
Dog is Put to Death in an Electric
Lynn, Mass.—Nero, a St Bernard
dog, homeless and sick, paid the death
penalty in the electric cage at the An-
imal Rescue home on Neptune street.
Nero was executed because he had no
guardian and, running at large, had
become a menace to the public.
The dog was led to the execution
chamber after the hair around the
neck had been cut close and a steel
collar connected with electric wires
put around his body. His feet were
doused in water and he stood on a
steel plate, making a circuit for 1,500
volts of electricity.
* That death was instantaneous was
proven when the cage was opened
twelve seconds after the current had
been turned off. The dog was found
lifeless on the bottom of the cage, his
eyes wide open.
Experts who saw the execution said
that a similar machine, but larger and
with a heavier voltage, could be suc-
cessfully operated in slaughter hous-
es and undoubtedly would be tried in
the near future.
The execution cage is the invention
of Huntington Smith, of Boston, and
Prof. William L. Pusfer, formerly of
the department of electrical engineer-
ing at the Massachusetts Institute of.
Memorial Day a Sacred Charge.
On May 5, 1868, General John A.
Logan, then commander in chief of
the G. A. R., set apart May 30 as a
day “for decorating the graves of the
comrades who died in defense of their
country.” Even at that very early
day General Logan seems to have had
a presentiment of the change time
might work: “If other eyes grow
dull and other hands slack and other
hands cold in the solemn trust, ours
shall keep it well as long as the light
and warmth of life remain to us. Let
us renew our pledges to aid and as-
sist those whom they have left among
us, a sacred charge upon the nation’s
gratitude—the widow and orphan.”
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Time for Caution.
“I'm going to get a divorce; my
wife hasn’t spoken to me for over a
“Better be careful. never
We are always hustling somewhere ! get another wife like that.”
of Work to Be Done.
of Garden Crops
Bugs and Blights Are Sure:
Prepare in Advance fer
Practically every garden crop has
its enemies either in the form of in-
sects or diseases, and in many cases
both. It has now reached the point
where it is just as important for the
gardener to fight these enemies as to
plant the seeds and cultivate the crops.
The methods of control for both the
insect and disease enemies of vege-
table crops have, however, been pretty
well worked out, and practically every
dealer in seeds and garden imhlements
carries a stock of nicotine sulphate,
“the personal | |
Spraying te Kill Insects.
fish oil soap, lead arsenate, calcium
arsenate and bordeaux mixture. The
directions for using the various sprays
and dusts are usually given on the
packages. In addition, bulletins can
be procured from the bureau of ento-
mology of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, which tell how
to spray and dust garden crops to de-
stroy insect pests and similar publi-
cations are available on diseases.
Insects that trouble garden crops
are divided into two classes, those that
eat the leaves or stems of the plants
and those that suck the juices of the
plants. Insects such as cutworms,
cabbage worms and potato bugs, and
a number of others of the eating ciass.
have to be killed mainly by poisoning.
The sucking insects which include the
plant lice of various kinds, have to be
killed mainly by contact poisoning,
which is accomplished either by dust-
ing or spraying with nicotine prepara-
tions. There are also such insects as
the striped cucumber beetle and the
flea beetles, both of which are very
destructve, but which can be destroyed
or driven off by dusting with nicotine
When it comes to controlling dis-
eases certain of them can be handled
by spraying with bordeaux mixture.
Others, however, are of such a nature
that they work within the plant, and,
therefore, cannot be reached by spray-
ing. Cucumber blight and the leaf
blight of tomatoes can be reasonably
controlled by spraying with bordeaux
mixture. Wilt and those diseases
which work in the tissues of the plant
cannot be handled by spraying and
must be safeguarded against by plant-
ing in clean ground and by using
plants that are free from these dis-
eases. The old adage “A stitch in
time saves nine,” applies in a dbuble
measure to the control of garden in-
sects and diseases. In fact, every
gardener should go upon the assump-
tion that the bugs and blights will
come and that it is necessary to apply
the remedies often in advance of their
GOOD GARDEN TOOLS
dood work can only be done with
good tools. Clean, sharp tools make
garden work easy.
Housewives Find Both Pleasure and Profit in Caring for the Little Vegetable
or Flower Garden in the Rear of the House; and There ls Always Plenty
Onions Good Crep
for Small Garden
Staple That Should Be Con-
sidered for Summer and
Onions are one of the most generally
grown garden Crops of the whole list
and yet very few gardeners produce
more than enough for green onions in
the spring, and possibly a few mature
onions for winter use. This is due
largely to the fact that gardeners are
in the habit of going to the seed store
and buying a quart of onion sets,
planting them and calling the job
done. As a matter of fact, there are
onions for almost every purpose and
those that mature at different times
of the year. First, the little multi-
plier or top onions can be planted in
the fall and in cold sections given a
little covering of straw during the
winter. Farther south they will need
no protection whatever. These are
ready for.use as green onions just as
soon as the first warm days of spring
arrive and later produce sets to be
planted the following autumn. Then
there are the old-fashioned potato
onions which multiply by division of
the bulbs. These can be planted in
the fall or in the spring as desired,
and are used both as green and as ma-
ture onions. They are very mild in
flavor and of excellent quality.
Bermuda and Spanish onions can be
grown by sowing the seed in the hot-
bed and transplanting the sets to the
open ground when they are about the
size of a slate pencil and the soil is
in condition to work. This is known
as “new” opion culture. There are a
pumber of standard varieties of regu-
lar summer onions such as Silver Skin,
Yellow Globe, Red Globe, Prize Taker,
Japanese, and so on, that are suitable
Onlons for Winter Use.
Hr producing onions that are to be
stored and used during the winter.
Very little space is required to grow
enough onions for family use, as a
bushel of mature bulbs may be grown
on a space 10 by 11 feet In size.
If you haven't reseeded the lawn,
you must get busy at once. There has
been enough growth of grass. now to
show you clearly those bare and killed-
out patches. Make up your mind that
grass will not grow on these bad spots
unless you plant seed quite generously
in the barren spaces and enrich the
soil with fertilizer. Sheep manure
(pulverized) is particularly good for
SUNSHINE AND WATER
Sunshine and water are the two
hardest working and most important
factors in the growth of our garden
crops. Too much or too little of either
is injurious, but blended in just the
right proportions they work wonders.
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There are ups and downs in business, but
this Bank is busy through good or bad times.
Why is it? Because
Our Main Reliance
The Balance-Wheel of Industry
No wonder that
farmers find every accommodation here
The First National Bank
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