Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 01, 1925, Image 7

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    Bellefonte, Pa., May 1, 1925.
A Campaign song by a student of Bowen
High school, Chicago.
(Tune of “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp)”
There's a civic league in town
That has won a great renown
By the war it’s going to wage upon the
We will help along the work
And our duty we'll not shirk
And the whole town with our campaign.
we will skirt.
“Clean Up, Paint Up,” hear the slogan;
Cheer up friends, we’re on our way,
We will work with all our might
Cleaning up all dirt in sight,
Then with paint and brush we'll make the
whole works gay.
Now, this civie league in town,
That has won such great renown,
‘Will begin to wage war upon the fly,
So we'll help along the work,
Go wherever he may lurk,
‘We can do what we set out to if we try.
Swat! swat! swat! Oh, hear the slogan.
Cheer up, friends, they'll soon be gone.
We will work with all our might
And kill every fly in sight,
Soon there will not be a fly left in the
All our windows we will scren
And our yards we'll make so clean;
‘We will pull the weeds and burn up all
the muss,
And as through the town you ride
You will point to it with pride
And you'll have to own there are no flies
on us.
Paint and varnish! Make it classy,
Don your overalls with us,
With a ean of paint and brush
We will do it with a rush
And we'll make our town the beautiful-
We will make some gardens fine,
To be sure, that’s in our line,
You will see our front yards blossom, sure
as fate;
With the hoe and spade and rake
‘Wondrous changes we shall make
In the back yard, too, we'll sureiy take
the cake.
Dig! rake! hoe! your garden, brother,
Bumper crops will soon appear,
Cultivate them all they need,
Kill the bugs and every weed,
We'll reduce the cost of living, do not fear.
Now you've heard what we're to do,
We expect some help from you;
Here's a job for every citizen.
Put your shoulders to the wheel,
Let us see your civic zeal,
There is work for all the women and the
Clean Up, Paint Up, show the neighbors,
Don’t forget the Golden Rule;
Let us work with all our might,
Make the old town clean and bright.
Then we'll celebrate the City Beautiful!
By Levi A. Miller.
“Keep a stiff upper lip, my boy and
youll get there,” said a successful
Allegheny street merchant to his son,
who was complaining of the tide set-
ting against him.
“It’s easy enough to come over that
senseless saw, but what good is there
in it? Anyway, of what use is a stiff
upper lip?”
“I can’t tell why, but I know a stiff
upper lip is necessary to success in
any business where effort is required.”
The old gentleman did not know
why a stiff upper lip helped a man in
a pinch, but he knew that it did.
There is a great deal in it; not in the
lip especially, but it is indication of
nerve reduced to the condition known
as “grit.” Emetics, or other things
that produce nausea, invariably cause
paleness or trembling of the upper
lip. Hemorrhages from the lungs or
shortness of breath do the same, and
20 do pains in the heart.
Ladies will notice that sick head-
achés are invariably preceded by
twitching or trembling of the lip. It
is also noticeable in sickly or feverish
children. The trembling or curling up
of the lip so often experienced by sol-
diers going into battle, or passing
through exposed and dangerous posi-
tions, are caused by reflex nervous
action. The soldier was scared, as he
naturally would be, and as he had a
perfect right to be. The impression
of fear was communicated from the
brain to the sympathetic nervous sys-
tem, and from that to the pneumo-
gastric nerve. In many instances men
would become deathly sick, vomit and
lose -the ability to walk. These were
generally accounted cowards, but they
could not help it.
There .was a man in my regiment
who was an - honest, patriotic and
faithful soldier, but he was never able
to get into battle. At.the first sound
of fighting on the front his lips would
begin to tremble, the blood leave his
head, his stomach turn wrong side up
and his legs refuse to walk. So cha-
grined was he at times that he ser-
iously contemplated suicide. Finally
his case became understood and he
was assigned to special duty where he
would not be exposed to such dangers
as produced these bad results.
There is no doubt that thousands
of good, honest men were dis-
graced, and some went home without
honorable discharges, who were no
more responsible for their inability to
go into a fight than for the color of
their hair or the size of their feet. It
was all due to their peculiar nervous
organizations. They could no more
walk into a fight than if they had no
legs; for what use are legs, without
Sickness was not always character-
istic of nervous inability to fight. The
manifestation of fear may just as
readily be produced through the lum-
bar plexus, thereby affecting the
knees, causing them to quake and
tremble, and even to work backwards.
There are cases on record of tempor-
ary, and even of complete paralysis of
the lower extremities through fear on
entering battle.
The most common symptom, how-
ever, was the paleness and trembling
The Edward Watkins Home at Millbrook Upturned by Storm Sunday, April 19.
of the upper lip. It was a noticeable
fact also, that thick or large lipped
persons were troubled most in this
way, while those with thin, well-form-
ed lips were usually the last to show
the symptoms, if they showed them at
all. From time immemorial thin lips
and nostrils have been regarded as
signs of bravery and pluck. Such per-
sons do not grow sick at the sight of
a dead cat, or halt at the first little
obstacle that rises in their path. Their
lips remain stiff—that is, do not trem-
ble or turn pale.
Was the successful business man
right in bidding his son keep a stiff
upper lip? or would it have been near-
er the thing to have said: “I perceive
from the flexibility of your upper lip
that you either have not nerve enough
to do the business, or your nervous
system is out of fix. Rest yourself a
few days, eat sparingly of the plain-
est food, and take a few nux pills. If
your lip stiffens up under the treat-
ment you may venture to go ahead,
but if not you may as well seek em-
ployment where a flexible lip is no
I know a young couple who were
married less than a year ago; unfor-
tunately they seem te agree to disa-
gree on the most simple topics. He
confesses that he was not honest with
himself, nor with the girl whom he
married. He tried to make himself
appear really better than he was, in
order to make a better impression cn
her. She did the same thing; they all
do. The trouble is that his wife has
never fixed herself up specially to re-
ceive him since they were married.
And he never greets her half as affec-
tionately now as before marriage;
causing coldness. :
Real Estate Transfers.
S. D. Gettig, et ux, to Elizabeth
men tract in College township;
Lloyd L. Houtz, et ux to A. C.
O’Neil, tract in College township;
Clara E. Bennett, et bar, to George
mis, tract in Worth township;
William R. Brachbill to the estate
of John C. Brachbill, tract in Belle-
fonte; $35.
Marriage Licenses.
Harry J. Bower and Martha S. A.
Stover, Aaronsburg.
William E. Parker and Beulah P.
Hoar, Centre Hall.
De ——— at!
{i LESS than five years the cost of the telephone plant in
Pennsylvania has increased from ninety-five to a hundred
and ninety-five million.
The doubling pi ocess has been your own—the public's!
Your demand for the service; your investment of the neces-
sary capital. |
But mere size, in itself, is of no great importance. It is
the increased scope and availability of the service that
! The twenty-five million to be spent for plant additions
this year would be just a figure if it did not renresent over
seventy thousand more telephones, and if it did not mean
better service as well as more service.
* The problems attending great telephone growth are
many. Such is the character of the business, wherein no unit
is self-contained, but each must be “connectible™ with any
other on a few seconds’ notice, regardless of distance or the
hands of the clock.
And that the standards of your service, furnished by the
telephone plant you have created, shall be continuously
raised, despite the increasing complexities involved, is our
principal and continuous purpose.
Cr’ £8
The cost of the Bell
Telephone plant in
Pennsylvania has
more than doubled in
the last five years
AF |
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Special Sale
Coats and Silk Dresses
{="We have too many Summer Coats on hand, so will eat
prices and Move them Quickly. :
Polo Cloths (all lined) in Tan and Rust—val-
Lot One ues up to $20.00 . . . . Sale price $10.00
In the new cloths—Rose,
Lot Two French Tan and Rust, fur
trimmed bottom, crepe lined ; also Coats
that are not fur trimmed, in the new.
bright colors (values up to $30.00)—spec-
ial $18.00.
. 1 lot of Silk Dresses
Silk Dresses i, canton Crepe, Satin
Back Crepe and Crepe de Chene; sizes
from 16 to 40, all the new, bright colors.
Also Cocoa Tan and Black—qualities up
to $25.00; special price $12.50.
. 1 lot Childrens Coats—
Childrens Coats sizes 6 to 14—special
price $4.98.
All new colors again in Ladies
Hosiery Silk Hose. . . Special 95 cts.
S k Childrens Socks in sizes 7 to
OCKS g % (solid colors only) 3 pairs 50¢.
Childrens 3 Socks; solid colors and faney
tops. from 25c. up. :
A beautiful line
Curtains and Dr aperies of Curtains in Panels
Ruffled Edges and Marquisettes. New
Cretonnes and Over-Drapes to match.
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