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"Bellefonte, Pa., October 23, 1925.
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN.
Ye that triumph, ye that sigh,
Kindred by one holy tie,
Heaven’s first-rate alike ye see—
Lift the heart and bend the knee!
To what lengths may we not go in
this matter of a skirt, Not to many—
if we are to believe the original French
models now being shown.
It’s really amusing to go to one of
these autumn openings. A mannequin
appears in a skirt that just has the
mildest flirtation with her knees, and
the announcer bawls out, “For
madam.” If this skirt is supposed
to represent respectable maturity,
what—so wonders the innocent by-
stander—are they reserving for wild
and frolicsome youth? This query is
soon answered. In a second arrives
another mannequin, arrayed in a gown
with equally parsimonious knee cover-
ing, and the announcer then cries,
“For mademoiselle.” No differentia-
tion, you see. According to the fash-
ion openings, goose flesh is going to be
allotted with impartial hand to both
the flapper and her mother. Also to
All of which is fantastic. If there
is any greater tragedy than to see a
“woman past 40 in one of these ridicu-
lous sixteen-inch-off-the ground af-
fairs, one has not encountered it,
No, and the fact is that perhaps only
half our young girls succeed in look-
ing their best in the skirtette. It’s
really a matter that should be studied
hard and long—this thing of adopting
the excessively short petticoats of
fashion—and it all comes back to the
question of individuality. If you
haven’t any anatomical shortcomings,
then you may let your skirt do the
shortcoming. Otherwise, allow your
hem line to drop even to the eight or
nine inch limit, and be sure that if the
line of your clothes is smart and your
accessories correct, nobody will pass
any more adverse criticism upon you
than, “Now, there goes a sensible
woman.” I may add that some of the
leading figures in our social and
dramatic life take the greatest liber-
ties in this respect. Does not, for ex-
ample, the beautiful Mrs. Reginald
Vanderbilt appear in long skirts?
Fashion this season is kind to the
mature woman. For several seasons
she has had to accommodate her fea-
tures and her figure to modes definite-
ly those of youth, and while in the life
of the modern woman youth is pro-
longad far beyond the period that
used to mark its passing, there have
been many unfortunate examples of
women striving for a uniform mode
of dressing, regardless of the fact
that 40 may not always emulate 20
Youthful boyish fashions have by no
means passed out of the picture, but
the gracious femininity of other
types is recognized by designers and
their charm emphasized as much by
the beauty and richness of materials
as by the cut and detail that contrib-
ute so much to the character and dis-
tinction of the new fashions.
Rarely have fabrics of such beauty
been employed in the fashioning of
even the simplest frocks, and one of
the startling innovations of the
moment is the appearance of gleaming
metal brocades and supple chiffon
velvets used for daytime frocks that
heretofore have been developed in
materials of a more utilitarian aspect.
The silhouette of the moment with
its flares and ripples, its cascading
draperies and intricately fashioned
flounces may best be described as
versatile, and its adaptability to the
velvets, lames and lustrous satins
which are the important fabrics of the
season is self-evident.
Probably the most generally accept-
ed silhouette is one that starts at the
shoulders with a rather close line and
widens gradually to the hem, which
in many cases achieves an uneven
line by the use of intricate draperies
and is amazingly chic and interesting.
This flaring line is very pronounced
in evening wraps modeled on the
lines of a cape or following closely
the most tailored silhouette of a day
These reflect the luxurious tend-
encies of the present fashion in the
use of velvet, both for the major part
of the wrap itself and for the lining,
which provides the note of strong con-
trast in models fashioned of costly
furs or gleaming metal brocades.
A strkingly beautiful cape of silver
tissue shows the fine shirring about
the shoulders to obtain the narrow
look and is lined with American
Beauty chiffon velvet, which also
forms a wide scarf collar wound
twice around the neck and hanging in
a panel down the back.
My floors, my floors, my floors!
What in the world can 1 ever do to
keep them attractive with the children
running in and out?”
That’s a question that Dr. C. N.
Wenrich can probably help you an-
swer. Dr. Wenrich was formerly
head of the department of physics at
the University of Pittsburg. Now he
conducts a research laboratory for a
big linoleum company in Pennsyl-
vania. There amid his test tubes and
queer machines, I found him.
“Tell me, doctor,” I began, “how
my readers may get the greatest
amount of wear from their fine lino-
leum floors and tell me, also, what you
find to be the easiest way in which to
keep a linoleum floor clean.”
“Well,” he began, “in my recent ex-
periments I selected the factory res-
taurant, a cafeteria frequented by our
office men and women, as well as by
hundreds of factory workers—me-
chanics shod in heavy-soled shoes and
big muddy boots.
“A long strip of linoleum was di-
vided off into three sections. One sec-
tion was polished with liquid wax,
another with wax in paste form, and
one section: received no protection at
all. These three strips were placed as
close to the door as - possible—right
where feet seraped the hardest, where
umbrellas were drippiest, where
were muddiest. The position of each
The World Court---What is It?
Written for the Watchman by Mary A. Willcox, Ph. D., Prof. emeritus Wellesley
The World Court is a group of eleven men of the highest legal attain-
ments who meet every June at the Hague to hear and decide questions
upon which nations are at variance.
They come from all parts of the
civilized world, one from Japan, one from Brazil, one from Cuba, one
from the United States and several from different nations of Europe.
They represent all the different legal systems of the world and each
upon taking office makes a solemn public promise to exercise his powers as
a judge “honorably and faithfully, impartially and conscientiously.”
No nation unless it has agreed in advance to do so is obliged to lay a
dispute before the Court but if it does so it must promise to accept the
Court’s decision. Of the 48 nations who have signed the treaty whereby
they become members of the Court several have announced their purpose
to refer to it all disputes of certain kinds. But the more powerful ones
like England and Japan reserve the right to decide in each case whether
to ask its services. Finland and Russia were recently at variance and
Finland wished a decision from the Court. The Court, however, refused
to consider the matter because Russia was unwilling to have it discussed.
It is obvious that if our own country should join the Court it would rest
with us to decide whether or not we should sybmit a question.
One of the decisions the Court may render is as to the exact mean-
ing of a treaty. It is surprising how often after a treaty has been signed
the nations concerned differ as to the meaning of some of its details.
Another question as to whether one mation has infringed another's
rights and if it has, what amends it should make. Such questions'when
decided by impartial judges who are natives of neither of the contending
nations are much less likely to leave behind them a rankling feeling of
injustice on one side or the other than if settled more or less unsatisfac-
torily by the disputants themselves.
The Hague Tribunal of Arbitration, the child of the first Hague Con-
ference, formed in 1900, is still in existence and may be called upon when
desired. The World Court, however, possesses many advantages. The
Hague Tribunal is a list of some 130 men from whom arbitrators may be
chosen for any given case. Such persons must of necessity be more or
less unpracticed in arbitration; it may be that no one of them is called up-
on to serve more than once in his life time. Decisions by such occasional
arbitrators are less likely to result in building up a system of internation-
al law. Moreover the desired arbitrators may find it impossible to release
themselves from other engagements and at best the machinery to be set
in motion requires several months, involving a delay which in critical
times may be serious.
The World Court judges, having a regular salary, owe their first duty
to the Court. Beside the June session they may, whenever desirable, be
convened for a special session so that pressing business may be speedily
dealt with. If in 1914 such machinery for dealing promptly with an emer-
gency had been in existence the world war might perhaps have been
strip, of course, was alternated every
few days so that each received its turn
near the open doorway.
“Nine thousand scraping feet
tramped this linoleum floor in 30 days
—more wear, by far, I venture to say,
than the linoleum in any woman’s
home receives in years and years—and
then the test strips were brought over
here to my laboratory.
“How much wear do you suppose
those strips showed? Will you believe
me when I tell you that the waxed
strips showed practically no effects
from the heels that had tried to bruise,
or the grease that had tried to stain?
A dry mop, moistened with a little
liquid wax, quickly removed all signs
of dirt and made the linoleum look as
fresh as though it had just come from
our plant. It was no trick at all to re-
move the surface dirt that had accu-
mulated. It brushed off the glistening
surface of the waxed linoleum as eas-
ily as, I dare say, you remove crumbs
from your kitchen table top.
* “A comparison of the strips showed
much less wear on the waxed linoleum
than on the unwaxed piece. For the
wax, you see, had formed a protecting
film that kept the wear from the lino-
leum. The wear on the waxed linole-
um was so negligible, so infinitesimal,
that I can state that a properly laid
linoleum floor—one cemented over
builders’ deadening felt—that is kept
waxed and polished, should last a life-
“In applying wax to the linoleum
floor I would caution your readers
against getting it on too thick. Let
them spread a little wax between lay-
ers of a piece of cheesecloth and rub
it in well.
*Now about cleaning. Such a floor
needs only a dry dust mop to keep it
clean. You will find it well to sprink-
le a little liquid wax on the mop oc-
casionally, just to freshen-up the
“You understand, of course, that
waxing is only recommended for in-
laid linoleum floors. Printed linole-
ums should not be waxed, but should
be treated instead—say twice a year—
with 2 coat of clear, water-proof var-
mney rete se.
HOMES OF PILGRIMS
HAD PAPER WINDOWS.
“Bring oil paper for your windows,”
wrote one of the Plymouth Pilgrims
to some one who was about to come
Window glass was not then in gen-
eral use in England, and oil paper for
a long time let a dusky light into the
obscure rooms of many settlers’
The Swedish pioneers on the Dela-
ware used sheets of mica—‘“muscovy-
glass,” it was called—for the same
purpose. Farther toward the south,
where winter was less feared, a board
shutter, sometimes “made very pretty
and convenient,” was at first the main
device for closing a window, but about
1700 “window shasht with crystal
glass”—that is, with glass that one
could see through—are spoken of as
a luxury recently affected by the Vir-
Five years after the first landing
the Jamestown colonists began to
build the lower story of their “com-
petent and decent houses” of brick of
their own burning,
In New England some substantial | ed
houses were erected very early; New
Haven people built city houses at the
outside; but primitive Carolina dwell-
ings were of rough clapboards nailed
to a frame; and the houses of the poor
were generally left unplastered, not
only in Carolina, but as far north as
Connecticut. Paint was rarely seen
outside of the larger towns. ;
Ofletho pe; true to his military
ideals, had all freeholders’ houses in
Savannah, his own included, made ex-
actly alike; 24 feet long and 16 broad,
inclosed with I clapboards,
shoes | roofed with shingles and floored with
It was a city of shanties—a fixed
Penn planned a somewhat larger
house for his colonists, to be divided
into two rooms, the walls clapboarded
outside and in, the intervening space
filled with earth, the ground floor of
clay, and a loft floor of boards.
To these pioneer dwellings we must $1
add the New Jersey house, introduced
by the Swedish pioneers. The sides
of this were palisades of split timbers,
set upright. Nor should one omit
from the list the abodes of some of the
aquatic Dutch, who dwelt with their
families all the year round aboard
their sloops plying in the rivers and
bays about New York and up the Hud-
son to Albany.
But there was another class whose
congenial home was the puncheon
floor and mud-daubed walls. These
people; whothad not yet emerged from
Saxon barbarism, were hereditary
pioneers. As soon as neighbors . ap-
proached them, the log-cabin dwellers
sold their little clearings to a race of
thriftier men and pushed farther into
the woods, where wild food was
Their social pleasures were marked
by rude polity without any attempt at
luxury or display, or any regard for
the restraints of refinement; they
were hospitable, generous, fierce,
coarse, superstitious, and fond of
strong drink; given to fighting and
some of them to the barbarous diver-
sion of gouging out one another's
The finer American houses were for
the most part imitated from the forms
prevailing at the same period in Eng-
land. The large room called “the
hall” was the most striking feature of
many of the better dwellings of the
Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.
Mansions were built not for do-
mestic retirement, but for festivity.
They were the abodes of the rich and
hospitable planters, whose delight it
was to live surrounded by friends and
guests and to rival one another in the | 1922 )
magnificence of their great assemblies.
. William Penn built a similiar man-
sion on his manor at Pennsbury, the
great room of which was called the
audience hall: here the proprietor met
his council and held parleys with the
Mothers Have Their Day at Penn
Students of The Pennsylvania State
College entertained their mothers on
the campus last week-end when they
started the observance of an annual.
“Mothers’ day.” Over five hundred
mothers were present, and quite a few
fathers were also there. The mothers
attended a meeting of the Association
of Parents of Penn State held Satur-
day morning, and showed great inter-
est in the college and its future de-
velopment. Students had arranged an
attractive entertainment program and
all voted the first occasion of its kind
a great success. Fathers’ day will be
observed next spring.
—————— el arenes
SAVE THE BIRDS.
“We need the birds,” concludes the
Los Angeles Times. A farmer in the
Middle West grieved that the pheas-
ants ate his corn. The Iowa Game
Department had a couple of birds kill-
and examined. They found the
remnants of nearly 200 ecutworms,
but no trace of corn. Even the crow
is not as black as he is painted. He
will not touch corn if he can get any-
thing else. He is after the insects all
the time. Were it not for the birds
the land would be eaten up with many
insect pests in a few years.
——Some Frenchmen may be disap-
pointed at the result of the debt con-
ference but they are not skilled in
finances. One per cent. a year inter-
est and no payment ‘on principal for
forty years seems a fairly soft snap.
Real Estate Transfers.
A. R. Barlow, et al, to Susan Me-
Rinney, tract in Worth township; $2,-
A. R. Barlow, et al, Exr., to Susan
McKinney, tract in Worth township;
James C. Bloom, et ux, to Paul R.
Harper, tract in Philipsburg; $2,800.
Thomas M. Jones to John Sicks,
tract in Philipsburg; $1. :
Thomas M. Jones to John Sicks,
tract in Philipsburg; $1.
W. R. Shope, et al, to William T.
Boal, tract in Gregg township; $750.
Mary J. Zubler, et al, to American
Lime and Stone company, tract in
Gregg township; $12,000.
T. RR. Griffith, et ux, to Leonard
Griffith, et al, tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Jennie Davidson to Perry J. Hall,
et ux, tract in Union township; $3,000.
W. E. Snyder, et ux, to Andrew L.
Benson tract in Rush township; $8,-
L. Anna Stitzer, et al, to Theodore
C. Kryder, et al, tract in Gregg town-
. Bellefonte Trust Co., Exr., to Wil-
liam J. Miller, tract in Spring town-
‘L. Frank Mayes, treasurer, to S. D.
Gettig Esq. tract in Marion township;
L. Frank Mayes, treasurer, to S. D.
Gettig Esq, tract in Marion township;
L. Frank Mayes, treasurer, to S. D.
Gettig Esq., tract in Howard town-
S. D. Gettig, et ux, to Mary E. Al-
lison, tract in Marion township, et al;
Harry L. Mayes, et ux, to Arthur
E. Adams, tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Amanda T. Miller, et al, to Ralph
L. Mallory, et ux, tract in Bellefonte;
Anna T. H. Henszey, et bar, to Levi
Se iHeat, tract in State College; $1,-
Leota H. Doty, et bar, to Hannah C.
Hicks, tract in Ferguson township;
W. H. Johnstonbaugh, et ux, to Geo.
T. Johnstonbaugh, tract in Marion
State Centre Electric Co. to M. B.
Meyer, tract in State College; $400.
Jemima J. Ishler, et bar, to Marion
D. Meyer, tract in State College; $2,~
John L. Holmes, et al, to M. B. Mey-
er, et ux, tract in State College;
Irvin I. Foster, et ux, to M. B. Mey-
er, et ux, tract in Ferguson township;
Elizabeth Shawley to W. J. Armor,
tract in Spring township; $100.
William W. Gates, et ux, to H. G.
Rogers, et ux, tract in Walker town-
Charles McCurdy, trustee, to Josiah
Pritchard, tract in Philipsburg; $20,-
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Too many people suffer lame, ach-
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Long Graceful Lines in Coats
The Flares so smart this Fall—when placed at the sides
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the narrowing effect they give to the waistline.
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Dress Your Windows
According to the Fashion for Fall
ith the coming of Autumn the home-maker’s
thoughts turn Draperyward, for she knows
how important it is to have her windows
throw an atmosphere of charm over the room as well
as shut out the greyness of Winter.
as well as Side Draperies, are being used in many new
and attractive ways for Fall.
choose Curtains and Draperies, but also 1
smartest ways to hang them.
The Coat des-
Here one may not only
Most Beautiful Patterns.
Our Rug Departmen
has a large shipment
of New Rugs—in the
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IT was a surprise party for Annabel.
Two of her girl friends “organized” it
the day before her birthday. ;
Annabel enjoyed it, but she was a bit
disappointed because Norman wasn’t there.
She couldn’t imagine why he had not
been invited—until one of the girls told
her they could not get in touch with him
because he had no telephone.
Norman was disappointed, too.
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