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Bellefonte, Pa. October 3, 1924.
Why the American Citizen Should
By Prof. James R. Hughes.
This is the first of a series of four arti-
cles written by specially appointed mem-
bers of the Bellefonte Kiwanis Club in an
effort to promote an intelligent and service-
able citizenship, to overcome the indiffer-
ence of the voter, and to urge upon all the
value and need of the universal exercise of
America stands out in bold relief
today in the centre of the galaxy of
nations as “the land of the free and
the home of the brave.” The entire
world doffs its hat to her in sacred
reverence, because it has been im-
pressed with the tremendously sig-
nificant principles that constitute her
foundation; because it shares in her
unlimited mineral resources; under-
stands her intensely progressive ac-
tivities in every phase of the nation-
al life; regards her as her big nation-
al brother to whom all nations can ap-
peal for help in the hour of distress,
with a confidence born of experience
that she will come to the rescue; and
last, but not least, recognizes her
statesmanship as broadminded and
diplomatic, guaranteeing real life, un-
alloyed liberty and the unfettered
pursuit of happiness that spells suc-
cess and peace, both national and in-
Isn’t it reasonable then to expect
that every worthy and loyal American
citizen who recognizes what the rest
of the world thinks of us, and enjoys
protection and inspiration under the
sheltering folds of Old Glory, and ap-
preciates the significance of the stars
and stripes for which America’s brav-
est sons have fought, and bled, and
died, will exert himself or herself, at
whatever expense of wealth, time and
energy, to promote the nations high-
est and best interests? Echo ans-
wers: “Yes.” And proclaims the sa-
cred ballot as the supreme medium
through which the noble goal can be
attained. The thoughtful American
citizen recognizes the ballot as his in-
herent right, his sacred privilege, his
patriotic duty, his means of power,
his opportunity to be a representative
citizen and participator in the na-
tion’s affairs, for votes talk, count,
The ballot is a vital necessity in
performing one’s duty as a citizen, in
electing men and women fitted to en-
force the laws, and thereby creating
efficiency, and defeating the plans of
professional politicians and protest-
ing against foolish laws. The ballot,
if wisely cast, inspires legislation that
will mean the greatest good to the
The patriotic citizen will gadly
seize the opportunity to vote for can-
didates who will protest or approve,
oppose or sponsor vital public ques-
tions relating to law and order, gen-
eral welfare, government control, civ-
il and religious freedom, the better-
ment of one’s environment in effect-
ing a high standard of educational,
humane and moral legislation.’
The ballot is the quietest, easiest
and most dignified method of influenc-
ing public affairs. It is a bond of com-
mon interest. It has been tried in the
balance and not found wanting.
Therefore, let every one use hig or
her great opportunity for service and
never fail to embrace it, both at the
primary and the general elections, and
Nod the next morning, the 9th, will
leave by way of Bald Eagle valley for
In the evening of October 8th there
will be a meeting in the Diamond
where members of the party will make
Any one wishing to accompany the
caravan while in the county will
please communicate with Mrs. Robert
Mills Beach, county chairman.
Real Estate Transfers.
Amelia Swartz to E. L. Markle,
tract in Walker township; $250.
Bellefonte Trust Company, Exr.
and trustee, to Catherine Turner,
tract in Bellefonte; $200.
‘Mabel Morrison, et bar, to E. Ww.
Gardner, tract in Liberty township;
W. R. Shope, et ux, to N. S. Dun-
lap, tract in Bellefonte; $4,275.
Caroline S. Valentine, et bar, to
Clayton R. Orton, et ux, tract in
State College; $8,750.
Anna T. H. Henszey, et bar, to J. H.
Waring, tract in State College; $800.
Kate Lyon, et al, to Ada J. Beezer,
tract in Spring township; $250.
Clarence D. Johnston, et ux, to Bes-
sie J. Condo, tract in Howard; $3,000.
Harvey G. Jones, et ux, to Lewis
Stine, et al, tract in Philipsburg;
Thomas Bowes, et ux, to Mary E.
Casselberry, tract in Howard town-
N. H. Neff, Admr., to M. E. Cassel-
berry, tract in ward township; $22.
Lewis J. Casselberry, et ux, to Lau-
ra M. Gardner, tract in Howard town-
Mrs. Lela A. Cole to E. L. Morris,
et, ux, tract in Bellefonte; $875.
Commissioners of Centre county to
Lloyd Woomer, tract in Curtin town-
Horace G. Hunter to David H.
Thomas, tract in Halfmoon township;
William I. Miller, et ux, to Ray-
mond Riggle, tract in Huston town-
Robert Baney to Martin Cooney,
tract in Bellefonte; $100.
Mary Bradley to A. L. McGinley
Jr, et ux, titans. in Bellefonte; $2,000.
I. G. Gordon Foster, et al, to
Charles E. Govier, tract in State Col-
Clement Beckwith, et ux, to Chas.
C. Whippo, et al, trustee, tract in
Worth township; $125.
Almeda Reeder, et bar, to Austin
C. Bathurst, et al, tract in Howard
W. E. Hoffman,
William C. Wyle, et ux, to C. Sum-
ner Musser, tract in Harris township;
George H. Long, etux, to C.P.
Long, tract in Gregg township; $1.
Bellefonte Trust Company, Exrs., to
Sarah Walker, tract in Bellefonte; $1.
Moshannon National bank to Fran-
ces J. Shultz, et ux, tract in Rush
J. M. McKee, et ux, to John B. R.
Dickey, tract in Ferguson township;
etal, to W. E.
tract in Philips-
Sarah Ann Weibly, et bar, to Chas.
C. Davis, tract in Harris township;
Penna. Railroad Co. to Clarence A.
Yearick, tract in Howard; $1.
Clarence A. Yearick, et ux, to
Penna. Railroad Co., tract in Howard;
Peck, et al, tract in Walker and Mar-
ion townships; $280.38.
Solomon Columbus, et ux, to Simon
Michlovitch, tract in Millheim; $1,-
his bosom will swell with" pride that | 000
he is serving his God best because he
is serving his country best.
North Water Street Now Open to
North Water street is now open to
traffic and already residents of west
Linn street aver that they can notice
the difference in the travel on that
thoroughfare. Of course, the street
has not yet been completed along the
west side of the McCalmont & Co. of-
fice buildings, so that travel so far is
mostly around the east side of the
buildings; but work is still going on
and the entire street will be completed
The new street is about twenty-
seven feet in width, which will permit
of at least a twenty-four foot road-
way after the posts and railing have
been put up along the embankment.
It is a fairly easy grade and will be a
splendid short cut for travel coming
into or going out from the lower part
of town, When the road is completed
along the west side of the McCalmont
& Co. building the concrete walk will
be extended along the creek as far as
the Lamb street bridge.
The estimated cost of opening the
new street was three thousand dol-
lars, but the expense has already ex-
ceeded that and will probably run
well over four thousand by the time
all the work is done.
The Justice Bell.
The Get-Out-the-Vote caravan of
the League of Women Voters will be
led by the Justice Bell. This bell is
an exact replica of the famous Liber-
ty bell, which is kept in Independence
Hall, Philadelphia. It toured the
State in 1915, in behalf of woman
suffrage, and it was rung for the first
time in 1922, when Tennesssee rati-
fied the Suffrage amendment and
made it a law of our land. In 1915
the bell was in Centre county for
On the 8th of October the caravan
will enter the county at Nittany at
3:30 in the afternoon, will proceed to
Bellefonte, where the members of the
tour will be entertained over night,
James Nixon, et ux, to Francis
Orouck, tract in Rush township; $500.
Stanley Ziknewrcz, et ux, to Felin
Mi slchich tract in Rush township;
Joseph Parker to Sunset Club,
tract in Potter township; $800. ;
John H. Davidheiser to Katherine
Johnson, tract in Potter township;
Harrison, tract in State College; $1.
Robert J. Klinger, et ux, to Frank
Beezer, et ux, tract in Spring town-
Wilson—On September 3, to Mr.
and Mrs. George Wilson, of Walker
township, a son.
Witmer—On September 9, to Mr.
and Mrs. John E. Witmer, of Belle-
fonte, a daughter, Ethel Jean.
Benner—On September 8, to Mr.
and Mrs. Russell G. Benner, of Benner
township, a daughter, Sarah Louise.
Witmer—On September 7, to Mr.
and Mrs. W. Andrew Witmer, of
Spring township, a daughter, Lois Ai-
Breon—On September 2, to Mr. and
Mrs. Paul L. Breon, of Spring town-
ship, a daughter, Betty Elizabeth.
Owens—On September 3, to Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Butts Owens, of Spring:
township, a daughter, Esther.
Snyder—On September 10, to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles F. Snyder, of Sun-
bury, a daughter, Capatia Eleanor.
Weaver—On September 7, to Mr.
and Mrs. Merrill Weaver, of Spring
township, a son, Roy Cyrus.
John James Jiggles drew up at the
door of the village store in his new.
high dog cart and, flinging down the
reins, cried for all the world to hear,
“Boy, just watch my horse.”
“Yes, sir,” replied the lad, touching
Two minutes later a motor car
came along. The horse reared, snort-
ed, and then bolted up the road. Then
John James came out of the store.
“I'm glad you’ve come, sir,” gasped
the boy, pointing to the horse, which
was nearly out of sight, “I couldn’t
have watched him much longer.”
upon their foreheads.
W. H. Yearick, et ux, to Earl H. |
E. J. Williams, et ux, to William T. |
CROWDS THRONG TO
ALTAR OF “HEALER”
Rerirkiable Cures Credited
to New York Minister.
Hundreds of persons afflicted with
physical and: mental ailments, sought
to storm the chancel of historic St.
Paul’s chapel, Broadway and Vesey
streets, where George . Washington
once worshiped, when the Rev. Dr,
R. B. H. Bell of St. Thomas’ Episco-
pal church of Denver, announced that
he would cure them of their illy
“through the power of God's love.”
So great did the press become that
the Rev. Joseph P. McComas, vicar of
the chapel, became alarmed and, in re-
sponse to a telephone message to po-
lice headquarters, Captain Masterson
and the reserves were sent from the
Beach street station. Captain Mas
terson remained during the afternoon
and Sergeant Dietrich and five patrol
men were stationed in front of the
chancel to prevent the eoncerted rusk
that several times seemed imminent
The crowd was highly emotional
Women bécame hysterical. Some o!
those who said that Doctor Bell hac
restored their sight, or their hearing
er had brought life back into long
paralyzed limbs, wept as they strug
gled threugh the throng to gain th
outer air, Others collapsed in pews.
One woman, Mrs. Amanda Clarkson,
eighty-three years old, a widow, who
said that she had injured her left
foot several years ago and could Bot
walk upon it, threw away her crutch,
which was later placed before the
altar, says the New York Times.
“Thank God! Thank God!” she cried,
as she made her way out to Broad-
way. She was the last to pass that
way. The crowd became so dense tiat
the Broadway doors were ordered
closed and thereafter every one who
came for treatment was required to
enter through what was originally the
front of the chapel, on the west.
Doctor Bell had intended to trea
«ll comers for an hour. He began his
ministrations shortly after 1 o'clock
and three hours and a half later hun-
dreds were still waiting, although the
dense throng which had filled the
church earlier in the afternoon had
thinned somewhat. At 4:30 o'clock he
stopped, exhausted and announced
that he would resume an hour later.
Doctor Bell estimated that he had
wreated 1,500 persons during the af-
ternoon and that “80 per cent had
been cured or greatly benefited.”
“It is the greatest day I have eve.
Aad in all the years I have been doing
this work with God's power and love,”
said he. “The people of New York
have great faith. I have never seen
anything like it anywhere.”
Catholics and Protestants, Jews ana
Zentiles and some who professed no
religion at all, flocked to the altar
rail. Doctor Bell placed his hands
upon them, usually upon the afflicted
part, and made the sign of the cross
His voice was
vibrant with sympathy and with
fervor. His words differed somewhat
in individual cases, but usually they
were, “Lord, Jesus Christ, make Thou
this body whole!”
“The cures are exactly the same as
those made by the apostles,” he said
afterward. “They result from God's
love and from faith, but love is the
A well-known novelist said at din-
ner in Pasadena:
“We educate our young people In
00 materialistic a way, and if we
don’t look out the moral standards of
the next generation will be like the
“A taxicab driver applied for a job.
“Are you honest? they asked him.
“Oh, yes; quite.
« ‘Perfectly honest?
“ ‘Suppose you found a pccketbook
containing negotiable securities worth
$100,000 in your t#xicab, what would
“Do? said the taxicab driver. ‘Ta
do nothing. I'd live on my income.’”
The Sacred Carpet
afecca, the capital of Arabia and
the cradle of Islam, will this year
have to do without the sacred carpet,
on which the prophet is supposed to
have sald his prayers. This carpet,
kept by the kings of Egypt, will no
longer be taken to Mecca at the time
of the pilgrimages. It is the aboli-
tion of the caliphate by the Turks
which has created this situation. The
king of Hedjaz desires henceforth to
be the one and only real caliph. The
kings of Egypt, however, do not agree
with this pretention, and the sacred
earpet will remain in Cairo.
Swans are said to be benefited by
thunder storms. It is a common be-
lief among swan-fanciers that a swan
cannot hatch out without a crack of
thunder. Medieval England was super-
stitious about thunder. A Sixteenth-
century almanac says, under the title
of “The Prognostication Everlasting”:
‘ “Thunder on Sunday means the death
of judges; on Monday, the death of
women; on Tuesday, plenty of grain;
on Wednesday, more misfortune to
women ; on Thursday, plenty of cattle;
on Friday, horrible murders; on Sabur-
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Centre County Conference of Women’s
The 29th annual meeting of the
State Federation of Pennsylvania
Women will be held in Philadelphia
during the week of October 13-17.
The date precedes that of the Centre
county conference just a few days,
which leads the county officials to an-
ticipate something of vital importance
from those in attendance at the State
The September issue of “The Mes-
senger,” the official organ of the State
society, furnishes information relative
to the Philadelphia meeting. It also
notes the subjects discussed at the re-
cent business convention held at Los
Angeles, viz.: “Applied Education;”
“American Citizenship;” “Legisla-
tion;” “Public Welfare;” “Press and
Publicity;” “International Relations;”
and “World Peace,” the latter possi-
bly pre-eminent in significance, all be-
ing suggested for the winter's local
Citizenship programs may be secur-
ed from the General Federation of
Women’s Club headquarters, 1743, N,
St., N. W., Washington, D. C., which
no doubt will incite women to aim to
fulfill the slogan, “Every Club a Train-
ing Camp for Citizenship.”
Apropos of this suggestion is the
“Get-Out-the-Vote” campaign now in
action. It is a matter of record that
only fifty per cent. of citizens voted
at the last election—certainly an in-
dication that spells a coming lack of
patriotism towards, and interest in
how we are governed, which may re-
sult in efficiency for which the non-
voter may be more or less responsible.
We are a privileged people, there-
fore we should be loyal enough to de-
sire to express our appreciation for
such through the ballot, and to want
to be a part of the great machine that
does great things. This result is ob-
tained through education and recog-
nition of our privileges and duties as
citizens of a country which with sin-
cere co-operation may, can and wiil
offer all things to them.
“The Messenger” is published eight
months of the year beginning with the
November issue, at a subscription
price of 25 cents. Mrs. Adrian W.
McCoy, 908 Diamond Park, Meadville,
Pa., is editor.
The Centre county conference will
meet in Belléfonte. A most urgent in-
vitation to be present is extended to
every organization of women and to
all who are interested in the better-
Reports of the year’s work will be
a feature of the conference. The con-
ference will meet in the High school
building, Bellefonte, on Saturday, Oc-
tober 18th. at 10 o’clock. A program
of unusual interest will be the attrac-
tion of the day. Box luncheon.
HELEN E. C. OVERTON,
President Centre County Conference.
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