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Bellefoute, Pa., June 19, 1925.
OUR STANDARD WEIGHTS
Just what system of weights and
measures is used as standard in this
country is a question often asked. The
meter is our standard of length and
the kilogram our standard of weight.
Circular No. 47 of the U. S. bureau of
standards reads: “In 1893 the U. S.
oraes of standard weights and meas-
ures was authorized to derive the
yard from the meter, using for that
purpose the relation legalized in 1866,
one yard equal 3600/3937 meter. The
customary weights are likewise refer-
ved to the kilogram.” So, although
not in general use in this country, the
meter and kilogram are our standards.
Why Net a Wilson Stamp?
Was there ever a r a greater exhibition
of picayune politics than that shown
by the powers that be in Washington
in keeping the portrait of Woodrow
Wilson from the new postage stamps?
The excuse given for not printing a
memorial stamp when our great war
leader passed on was that the depart-
ment was too busy to make any
changes.” Since that time a set of
three “Walloons,” a 1 1-3-cent and 2-
cent Harding, a 3-cent Nathan Hale,
a set of three “Lexington” and two
Norse commemorative stamps have
been issued, and still no thought of
Wilson. It is not the first time that
the Republican party has displayed
petty politics of this contemptible na-
ture. Admiral Dewey won the battle
of Manila Bay in 1898, but Admiral
Sampson was the one that our wise
government chose to honor on the is-
sue of Philippine stamps, and his por-
trait was there 25 years, until only
recently displaced by Dewey 's.—New
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In 1889 the first international con- York World.
ference of weights and measures was or! or
held at Paris. At this CenferenLe i - wip——
of the principal countries of the wor
including the United States, were MEDICAL _ :
present. The conference chose a cer-
Growing Old Too Fast?
A special sale of
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so as tlie
Group of Midgets with Walter L. Main Circus which will exhibit on
the Witmer field, East Bishop street, Bellefonte, Saturday, June 20th.
* Sale Price $13 §
tain platinum-iridium bar, known as
the prototype meter, and a certain kil-
ogram weight to be the international
standards. The old Pavillon de Bre-
teuil at the entrance to the park of St.
Cloud, Paris, was selected as the site
for an international bureau of weights
and measures where these standards
might be kept. It was also ordered
that 31 copies of the international me-
ter be carefully constructed and dis-
tributed among the various countries
‘represented at the conference. The
United States secured two copies. One
was chosen as the fundamental stand-
ard of length for this country and is
preserved in a vault at the bureau of
ctandards. The other is used for
practical work at the bureau. Now,
by act of Congress, each State has its
standard meter and kilogram.
When the sixth international con-
ference of weights and measures was
held at Paris in 1921, the director of
the international bureau, M. Guil-
laume, reported that 34 countries had
legally adopted the metric system for
general use. Since then a number or
other countries, including China,
Japan and Russia, have adopted it.
Today all civilized countries of the
world, except Great Britain and the
United States, have legally adopted
this system for general use.
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Warmest Summer is Now Predicted.
A dispatch from Pottsville under |
“We are en- |
date of May 31st, says:
tering the warmest summer ever
known to human beings living in tem-
perate zones,” Ezra Good, weather
observer of West Schuylkill, declares. |
“The summer will be of five months’ |
duration, not ending until November. |
The intense heat will uc
on the sun. They repre..nt
"ue to spots |
stars which have been falling into the
sun for the past two years to an un-
such intense heat that the
These stars have now :
fully ignited and are burning with |
composing them are forming gases
never known before.
different kinds of new gases can be
observed on the sun.’
At least three !
Gus Luckingbill, weather prophet of i
the Philadelphia and Reading Railway ,
for years, but now living retired at |
Schuylkill Haven, corroborated Good |
as to excessive heat during the sum-
“The heat will cover the period un- :
til late in the fall,” he said, “and will
be broken only by terrific electric |
storms which will rock portions of the |
earth and be of terrifying nature.”
Both prophets agree that the hot sun |
will not scorch crops or interfere with |
Skyscraper Church for New York
Its first skyscraper church was as-
sured to New York city recentiy when
the board of directors of the Broad-
way Temple brought the campaign for .
$2,000,000 to a successful conclusion |
by agreeing to underwrite whatever |
amount remained to be subscribed.
In its last days the campaign had
assumed the aspects of a race against
a quarter of a million dollars in that
that amount had been given ‘toward
the project by John D. Rockerfeller |
Jr, contingent upon the organization |
Jang $1,750,000 from other sources
y June 1.
by fire ly the definite figures were
not made public concerning the
amount still needed to complete the
sum necessary to claim Mr. Rocker-
feller’s gift, Dr. Christian F. Reisner, |
who inaugurated the Broadway Tem- |
$25,000 was still to be raised.
two years ago. His sole ambition was
to learn American scientific agricul- |
He had heard of Penn |
State and after working in a coal
mine and on a Centre county farm for
ten months entered the graduate
school at State College last Septem-
ber. He was greatly handicapped
through being unable to understand
the English language, though master
of five others, Russian, Polish, Cze-
cho-Slovakian, German and Serbian.
He slept only two or three hours a
night until February and then only
four or five hours while he struggled
with his lessons. He lost 26 pounds
but won the coveted diploma of mas-
ter of science in animal husbandry.
with very high grades.
Man and Wife Graduate.
A disabled war veteran and his wife,
four pairs of brothers including twins,
and two cousins were included in the
1925 graduating class at Penn State
on Monday. The married graduate is
Richard H. Sudds, of Butler, who
graduated from the school of agri-
culture and his wife from the course
in home economics. Sudds -stood at
the head of his class, won the John
‘W. White medal and the Edwin E.
Sparks medal for his high scholastic
announced that about
Two Hours but Wins |
landed penniless in
Philadelphia from Czecho-Slovakia |
Many Bellefonte Folks Feel Older and
Slower Than They Should.
Are you weak, “tired, all worn-out?
—If you want good, wholesome reading subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Do you feel years older than other
folks of your age? Then look to your
kidneys! The kidneys are the blood-
filters and if they weaken, the effect |
is quickly felt. You have constant |
backache, headaches, « dizziness and
urinary troubles.’ You feel lame, stiff
and achy—all played out. Don’t
wait! Use Doan’s Pills—a stimulant
diuretic to the kidneys. Read what
this Bellefonte resident says:
Joseph Alters, carpenter, 310 E.
Bishop St., says: “My back ached so
badly I could hardly keep on the job.
It was hard to do any lifting and saw-
ing. My kidneys acted too often at
times and the secretiens were scanty.
I used Doan’s Pills from the Parrish
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E ARE now operating close to a million telephones
in Pennsylvania. Outside there are fifteen million.
Our Pennsylvania toll-service network totals 350,000
miles of wire— three-quarters of it in‘cables. Tying the cities
and towns of the United States together, and with Canada
and Cuba, are over five million miles of Bell System wire.
This vast telephone plant rounds out the true ccm
plement of your telephone service.
Important as is your cross-town communication, it is not
all-important. Your more than fifty million toll calls over
this company’s lines last year, not including the more dis-
tant connections, is impressive evidence.
That this service should be kept reliable is of first ira-
portance. There are occasional storms, both winter and sum-
mer, which the best of telephone plant along the turnpikes
cannot withstand. When it goes down, the whole Plant
Department force goes into emergency action—by the hun-
dreds or by the thousands, as need be. And their record is
one of yeoman service.
Even if the trouble is north, south or west beyond our
boundaries, the same force is ready. Only last winter a call
for help came from the Middle West, and in twenty-four
hours a battalion, with its equipment, was on the train.
All-around reliable telephone service, across the street or
the State or the Nation, is the standard service of today.
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