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Bellefonte, Pa., January 30, 1925.
GOOD DEFINITION OF
MAN OF EDUCATION
Knowledge of English Indis-
pensable, Says Professor.
There have been of late, perhaps,
more than the usual number of at-
tempts, both by professional educators
and by writers for the popular maga-
zines, to define what is meant by be-
ing educated. More than twenty-five
years ago George Herbert Palmer, pro-
fessor of philosophy in Harvard uni-
versity, said in a commencement ad-
dress delivered at the University of
Michigan: “Good judges have said
that he, and he alone, is a well-educat-
ed person who uses his language with
power and beauty.” Later his address
was published under the title of “Self-
Cultivation in English,” and it is to-
day as applicable and stimulating as
ever. Every teacher, every school
principal and every member of a
school committee in the country should
read it for its excellence as a piece of
literary composition no less than as a
source of inspiration and guidance, 8d-
vises the Youth’s Companion.
Although Professor Palmer's remark
1s of universal application, it must be
taken in this country with reference
to English, for, no matter how well a
man may know any other language, he
is heavily handicapped if he does not
know how to use the language of the
overwhelming majority with a certain
degree of accuracy and ease, If not
“with power and beauty.” It Is in this
respect that our public schools have
done perhaps their most useful work.
A common language is a great nation-
al benefit, and the established use of
English throughout the United States
1s something to be grateful for. Other
languages have their place and value,
but the official language of the coun-
try must be the common possession of
all. The story of the Tower of Babel
is still in point.
And knowledge of English does not
mean merely the ability to read simple
prose and to repeat the stock phrases
of the day, mixed with slang. It
means, as Professor Palmer so tersely
specified, the ability to: speak and
write with “accuracy, audacity and
range.” Here is at least one goal to-
ward which all of our educational In-
stitutions can safely press forward.
Shortcomings in other subjects can he
concealed, but faulty English, whether
in speech or in writing, is sure to re-
veal itself at the first contact. It is
only the masters that can afford to
. - Mother Understood
She is a wonderful little mother,
lovable, sweet, decidedly unsophisti-
cated and always concerned over the
welfare of her big boy, whose late
hours had worried her not a little.
“What time did you get in iasi
night?” she inquired at breakfast.
“This morning you mean, mother:
it was 12:15.”
«And where were you, might I ask?"
“Went to a dance and had a little
dinner afterward. Cover charge and
all didn’t make it very costly.”
She had heard of cover charges ai
guch affairs, but had never quite un-
derstood. She studied a moment and
“Rather expensive, I should think.
ft seems to me that you'd get tired of
paying for table covers.”—Indianapolis
Vitality of Beet Seeds
Beet seeds retain their germinating
power for 17 years, according to ex-
periments recently conducted by Prof.
K. Dorph-Petersen of the Danish seed
testing station. A considerable amount
of this stock was stored away 17 years
ago and some withdrawn for experi-
ment every year. The tests showed
85 per cent of germination the gecond
year and 24 per cent the seventeenth
year of dormancy. Seeds of white
clover germinated after 25 years. Only
a few grass species tested showed
much life after seven or eight years.
Yarious environmental conditions may
influence the length of time a seed
may remain alive, Professor Dorph-
Goats Do Damage
The Bulgarian sheep and goat cen-
sus for the current year shows that
there is a pair of sheep, or a sheep
and a goat, for every man, woman
and child in Bulgaria, with a part of
a sheep or a goat to spare. Sheep,
however, are much preferred to goats
by the Bulgarian government. The
reason is that goats, feeding on the
fresh, young tops of shrubs and the
small trees, apparently are eating the
country bare of forests. Hence steps
are being taken to Giscourage thelr in-
“Love’s Labor Lost”
Little Miss Dorothy May Bovard,
1852 North Pennsylvania street, wao
tas just reached the age of nine, was
being quizzed the other day concesn-
ing her “boy friends.” This was the
“Well, Dorothy, have you a beau?"
the vizitor asked.
Dorothy May's face lighted up and
smilingly she said: “Sure I have d
beau,” then her smile changed to sad-
ness as she added, “But he doesn’t pay
any a'tention to me,”"—Indignapolis
——If you see it in the “Watch-
man” you know it’s true.
Parsi Put Their Dec?
on Towers of Silence
It was a terrifying sight and I waz
the first European to see it. I had vo
camouflage myself and to dress ang
act like a native of India In order te
visit the sacred burial places of ths
Parsi, says a writer in “Deutsche Med-
The burial places, or rather the stor-
ing places, of the dead are the Towers
of Silence. Foreigners can never get
there, dead or alive. All photographs
are prohibited. Only by special influ-
ence was it possible for me to get near
these strange towers. A Parsi to
whom I had been recommended by @
friend agreed to guide me.
On Malabar hill there is a grove,
surrounded by a high wall. A road
takes one up to the house of the
guards. We happened to see the burlal
of a rich Parsi. The body was dresset
in white linen and lay on a network
of strong linen straps held up by 12
carriers. The entire mourning crowd,
dressed in white instead of black, fol-
lowed the corpse two and two. Each
couple was tied together by a white
linen ribbon. Eagles and hawks cl»
cled about in the air.
I was unable to get to the Towers of
.Silence proper, but my companion de-
scribed the burial procedure. The
corpse is laid on the platform of on2
of the towers by men who are em-
ployed for their whole lifetime in this
work. As the body begins to decay
the eagles come down. The skeletom
remains for about three months and
then is buried In a valley.
Possibility Venus of
Milo Never Had Arms
It may be some consolation to art
lovers throughout the world, who have
wondered in what position were the
missing arms of the famous Venus de
Milo statue in the Louvre, to learn
that even the ancients themselves were
perplexed on this point, according to &
letter to the Springfield (Mass) Re
Doctor Edde, a French physiciau,
has just made known that during a re-
cent visit to Egypt he came into pos-
session of a small bronze statuette of
the same period as the Venus de Milo.
This statuette is an exact copy of the
famous Venus, and like the original, 1t
has no arms. Doctor Edde therefore
concludes that the Venus de Milo
never at any time had arms, and he
believes that the sculptor, when he
had carved out of stone such a divine
form. gave up all idea of adding arms.
When the Venus de Milo was discov-
ered on the island of Milo a large re-
ward was offered to anyone who could
find the arms, but, in spite of exten
| sive search, nothing was discovered.
For Umbrella Protection
A well-known business man had »
pad habit of losing umbrellas, and a3
they were usually expensive ones, ho
hit upon the happy idea of having his
telephone number engraved on the
handle. Since then he lost his um-
prella half a dozen times, but owing
to the telephone number he has al-
ways recovered it. The finder does not
have to send it back; he rings up the
number and the owner gladly calls for
it. If the finder is dishonest he will
not feel comfortable with that tell-tale
number, and if he himself loses it, as
ten to one he will, a more honest per-
| son will eventually inform the original
| owner. The latter, of course, will know
nothing of the umbrella’s adventures
If only the umbrella could talk!
You Tell Him!
Johnson had obtained work In a rali-
way yard and was told to mark some
“Here's a piece of chalk,” said the
foreman. “Mark each of 'em eleven.”
A little later the foreman came
around again to see how the new hana
had been getting on. He found him
sitting on a bucket regarding a truck
thoughtfully. Marked upon it was np
“What does this mean?” asked tha
foreman. “Only one truck done, and
the number wrong at that. I sal¢
eleven, not one.”
»] know,” said Jehnson, “but i
couldn’t think on which side of thw
‘1’ the other ‘1’ goes!”
How to Win a Man
“a4 man longs for your love unth
you have given it to him—after that
not only does he cease to desire your
love, but frequently ceases to love you
also. Moral—Never show him that
vou love him—he’ll be much happier
if you don't.”
“A man can be clumsy, stupid, ugly
and base, and yet li. e the eyes of &
beautiful woman fouu.. tim adoringly
about a room full of attractive people.
Heaven knows what the explanatiog
“No wife should try to keep her hus
pand at home during the evening.
Take a cub from a club and you gst
‘eil.”—*Mere Man,” by Honor Bright,
The orthodox Jew Is bigoted and
austere. He is a glutton for pain and
sorrow. He likes to brood and pity
himself. He has no instinct for the
. joy of living and disapproves of suck
a trait in others,
But he does not take life indifferent
ty; neither is he bumptious about it.
| He has strength of character and lv
‘able to thrive in the face of adversity.
He believes In work. He is seldom &
| drunkard and eats with prudence, and
clean food. He is a man of spiritual
icenls and a moral man. He loves law
aad order and seldom gets into the
criminal class.—Sonya Levien, in
Conditions in our country are ripe for a period of prosperity. We
have emerged from a time of severe dpression. The past year has been
one of liquidation with dullness in trade and manufacturing.
All this is changed
Big crops here and poor cnes abread have raised the price of
wheat and other farm products. This means increased buying power
on the part of our farmers.
Radical legislation is not to be feared. Banking conditions are
sound, money is easy, credit is abundant. Car loadings are the great-
est in our history and the railroads are in condition to make long de-
ferred extensions and improvements. Conditions in Europe are rapid-
The outlook is bright for business of every kind.
The First National Bank
1-46 Bellefonte, Pa.
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No Substitute for
Safe Deposit Protection
t is a well proven fact that there is no
substitute for Safe Deposit Protec-
tion. Why run the risk of loss from
fire or theft? For $2.00 and up per
year you can rent a Private Lock Box
in our Safe Deposit Vaulit.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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Don’t Let this Pass
On Saturday January 24th
we place on sale our entire
Stetson Hat Stock
All $7, $8 and $10 Hats
for ten days only or until
Sale Price will be
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
The Best Sale
We have just finished inventory
and are adding Wonderful Bar-
gains to close out odds and ends.
See our Silks at 10c. per yard.
Mens Leather Work Gloves at
35c. per pair.
All our Winter Coats (in regular
and extra sizes) are going at less
than cost of manufacture.
See our lot of $5.00 Coats.
The Rummage Table
is full of Good Bargains. Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday—29th,
30th and 3lst—will be the Ban-
Lyon & Co. « Lyon & Co.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work:
Ladies’ Guaranteed Silk Hose
These Hose are guaranteed
not to develop a “runner” in
the leg nor a hole in the heel
or toe. If they do this you
will be given a new pair free.
We Have them in All Colors
Yeager’s Shoe Store
THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.