Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 05, 1926, Image 6
RR “Broad _ Bellefonte, Pa., February 5, 1926. TWO SHIPS ELOQUENT REMINDERS OF PAST Revived Memories of Other Days in Sailors. Two Gays from the Azores we were chugging through a sea which scarce- ly rippled, a sea bereft of any vestige of shipping beyond ourselves. For ‘days in fact, we had seen no other vessel, for although we were on one of the regular shipping lanes it is a significant fact that the highways of ‘the ocean are much less frequented than they were in pre-war days, J. D. Gill, writes in the Boston Transcript. Now that we have returned to the piping times of peace, if not of plenty, we are apt to forget the war and all its ugly phases, which is perhaps all for the best. But on this particular day we had a little reminder of the past. Early in the forenoon word trav- _ Ox J s High Place in American History Thoughtless people from cities and factory towns laugh at out-of-date ox teams occasionally seen in fields or on the road, but how few know that in other times, ox teams on every farm did valuable work while they grew to large size and then furnished food for the people who now depend on the West and South America for thelr beef and even Australia for their mut- ton! The little fellow has been laughed at out of his legitimate job, eled around the ship that a sail was sighted. A sail, days is a very rare sight, for there are few indeed of the type of craft which brought England her glory, her ‘wealth, her supremacy of sea power, and above all her heritage of love for the ocean. So it was with eager eyes we sought for the name of the lofty-masted, graceful vessel and fain would we have read something which indicated her nationality to be British. But our worst fears were realized as we read the name “Parma” on her bow, and simultaneously with the two ships drawing abreast, her flag was hoisted over the taff rail, to be dipped in the age-old custom of the sea. The red, white and black of Ger many. Across the water, as we answered, came at first the faint notes of a cor- net, and soon we caught the straine of “Tipperary.” To the men who lined the ralls, there was little occasion to give fur- ther reminder of the war, for the ma- jority of us had seen service of some sort, though mostly at sea. And to those who spent weary hours watch- ing for only the sight of a Teuton and many others who had the experience of having had their vessel sink under them without even that satisfaction, it brought back a flood of memories. So passed the Parma of Hamburg, a gallant four-masted, square-rigged vessel, her colors flying proudly at her gaff. Two months later, almost to the day, we were lurching along in the wake of a heavy southwest gale, off the banks of Newfoundland. Before breakfast a sail was sighted, though a vastly different type of vessel to the Parma of Hamburg. A small three- masted schoéner she was, laboring heavily in the high Atlantic swell which was the result of the gale that had just passed. , A rather forlorn little vessel she seemed, struggling valiantly with the huge seas that appeared to engulf her as she was lost to sight in the trough of the swell. But she seemed to rise each time with a courage that was al- most personal in its triumph over the elements, truly, we thought, a brave little vessel to pit itself against such overwhelming odds. A striking con- trast from the splendor, the grandeur almost amounting to arrogance, of the Parma of Hamburg. Across her stern we read the legend: “Edith ‘M. Cavell, St. John's, New- foundland.” Poetical Stock-Taking with the Old Year going out, the prose poet of the Tifton Gazette found himself in the stock-taking business, as follows: “Look again, I would implore you, in the mirror before you; note the changes of the past year. Do you differ much, from last year? “Are you thirty-five or forty? Are you sprightly and cavorty? Are you forty-five or fifty? Are you feeling gay and nifty? “Oh, it's often true, I take it, that our age is what we make it; yet we may need stronger glasses, with each year-mark, as it passes. “Yes, we're very apt to find us, as - the time slips on behind us, with some evidences showing that the days of youth are going. “And if any (let’s be truthful), can succeed in keeping youthful, and can prove, as well as show it, he's an artist and you know it!”—Atlanta -Constitution. Practical Teaching “A French, German or Spanish lunch- “eon is served each week in the model apartment of the domestic science building of the Pasadena (Cal.) Junior college, under the leadership of the teachers, for pupils studying those languages. The idea is carried out in the menu and table decorations, and as far as possible the language of the country is spoken, ttn es ee Students to Pay More Students of Antioch college, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in a recent financial crisis of the college, voluntarily de- cided to Increase their own tuition $50 a year. The vote was by secret ballot, and passed by & nine-tenths majority. Antioch students in gen- eral earn about two-thirds of their col- lege expenses. ~—Subseribe for the “Watchman.” mark you, in these ! or considered not in keeping with the modern speed, so he must be hustled off to the shambles_to furnish a few mouthfuls of food, bringing a little money to the farmer's purse. If al- lowed to live and earn his keep, that sturdy little bull calf would in time feed a multitude right at home and save the cost and car fare and refrig- eration from the butcher's shop ~ thousand miles away. Here is another important “but” that time has hit us over the head with. There is no Yankee boy, born on the farm to fall in love with Buck and Bright, to train them in the way they should go and he assured of a re- ciprocation of affection by the patient kine; and the hired man of today, ir- ritable and irritating, would make a sorry companion for a pair of animals whose virtues of patience and faith- ; fulness are the admiration of every | man with a worth while soul all the world around. All who can say whether the ox team of a past generation was not New England's greatest schoolmaster, teaching the youth by their example docllity, domesticity, falthfulness, pa- tience and endurance, willing to exert thelr marvelous strength when needed, lessons that sent young men to the four corners of the earth to surmount every obstacle and become leaders of men as they were as boys well-loved leaders of noble animals.——Turner Falls Reporter. Sun Is Slow One of the most important of the fssues discussed by the fifth interna- tional congress of industrial chemistry in Paris concerned the ultra-violet ray and its practical potentialities. It hay been established in the course of ex- periments that vanilla beans picked before ripening will develop normal- ly and acquire all their character- istics of flavor and of smell when sub- mitted to the action of ultra-violet rays; and that sugar cane, pineapple and bananas will attain perfect growth in much less than the normal time when treated in this artificial fashion. It has also been discovered that the ultra-violet ray provides a test where- by the purity of flour may be deter- mined. This ray, brought to bear, for purposes of analysis, upon flour made from a mixture of barley and maize, as well as from wheat, showed up each ingredient with perfect clearness, and under this peculiar light influence the product of each grain taking on a slightly different color. The ultra-violet ray, it is believed nas a great future in this kind of laboratory work.—New York Times. Few Windjammers Left The windjammer has just about given up the ghost, at least so far as the British flag is concerned. The old full-rigged vessel that once carried the brunt of the sea cargo is too slow nowadays and it doesn’t pay. The thousands of these British ships chat sailed the seven seas now num- ber six. All have served 30 or more years, and, with one exception are three-masted vessels. finland seems destined to become che world’s last owner of ships of this type, as most of the British sailing vessels sold within recent years have been bought by Finnish interests. Grain from Australia, nitrate from South America and salt outward from Liverpool are about the only cargoes now offered for sailing ships.—De- troit News. Record in Thinness dome of the thinnest films on water ever subjected to scientific measure- ment were recently described before the National Academy of Sciences by Prof. W. D. Harkins and J. W. Mor- gan, or the University of Chicago. They are composed of only one layer of the molecules or building bricks of material substances, and some of them are so very thin that ordinary X-rays could not do their vibratory dance within the thickness if such a location were selected for their performance. Numerically, the thickness of some of the films was found to be twenty-four billionths of an inch. Professor Har- kins explained that such thin films can be easily formed by simply spread- ing the proper kind of organic sub- stance upon water. Worth a Long Hunt A tiny tube containing $800,000 worth Jf radium disappeared from a St. Paul hospital, It had probably been washed into the sewer. A radium detector was constructed which was attacked to elec- troscopes and then began a long hunt along all sewers leading from the hos- pital, After weeks of patient search- ing the detector one day indicated ra- dium inside a nine-inch sewer. Work- men dug down and there was the ra- dium tube.—Capper's Weekly. Wealthy Canada Canada’s wealth, says a return from che National City Bank of New York, has doubled in the last ten years, and since 1870 has Increased more than seven-fold. She is now recorded as the seventh richest country in the world. national wealth totaling approximately £20.000,000,000. | (F i] Last Cal 45 Mens Suits—-Values up to $35.00 There are only 45 of them————All Grouped at One Price $18.65 16 Overcoats—Values up to $35.00—While they last... ... at. $18.65 DON’T MISS THIS The Saving is Big .........It is Real ARAPINAIINS III A. FAUBLE a HOW TO SOLVE A CROSS-WORD PUZZLE When the correct letters nre placed im the white spaces this puzzle will spell words both vertically and horizontally. indicated by a number, which refers to The first letter in each word is the definition listed below the puzzle. Thus No. 1 under the column headed “horizontal” de.nes a word which will fill the white spaces up to the first black square to the right, and a number under “vertical” defines a word which will fill the white squares to the next black ome below. No letters go in the black spaces. dictionary words, except proper names. terms and obsolete forms are indicated All words used are Abbreviations, slang, initials, technical in the definitions. CROSS-WORD PUZZLE No. 6. Mr 2 13 [¢ 5 61:18 9 0 1 0 13 4 15 16 17 19 2.0 2.1 2 2 25 26 [27 29 30 31 3% 3B [34 3% 37 38 39 40 41 |42 43 14 45 | 46 47 48 49 [[50 51 52 [83 54 [55 [56 I” TTT (©, 1925, Western Newspaper Union.) Il Horizontal. Vertical. 1—An upright piece of timber B—Upright of a sailing vessel 9—Silky envelope in which butter- flies pass the pupa stage 11—Certain large ape 13—Not at home 14—Part of “to be” 16—Prefix meaning “three” 17—At home 18—To turn aside 20—Preposition 21—Southern state (abbr.) 22—Period of time 28—2,000 pounds 26—Point of compass 26—Artist’s standard 28—To lift 80—Part of “to be” 31—Note of scale 82—To collide, with a loud noise 85—Metal device for holding things together 88—Negative 39—Yes (ancient form) 40—Lubricate 41—Part of “to be” 43—Boy’'s name 44—To walk upon 46—Preposition 47—Kind 49—Printing measures 50—A vegetable 51—Lords 84—S8kill 57—To be deserving of §83—Having a sharv taste Steel Sheets So Thin They Are Trans- parent Developed in Germany. From Berlin comes news of a meth- od of making sheets of steel so thin that they are transparent. Test plates ruled with lines one twenty-five-hundredth of an inch apart were photographed through such a metal sheet. When enlarged the lines showed clearly without any distortion, proving the even strue- ture of the film, So thin are these sheets that atoms will pass through them. Helium rays that are blocked by a sheet of paper are not perceptibly weakened by pass- ing through the steel sheets. It is calculated that they are not more than thirty layers of atoms thick. Yet the metal sheet is so strong that blowing on it will distend it one- sixteenth of an inch without rupture. These sheets are made by depositing a fine film of metal on a smooth sur- face by an electric current and then separating the film from its base. These steel sheets may be used as semi-permeable membranes for the separation of gases; they may ad- vance telephotography and television; they may be of use in metallurgical research and in making galvano- meters, radio receivers and apparatus for measuring heart action. Street Car Costs $17,000. The modern double-truck electric street car for city service costs about $17,000 or double what it cost ten rears ago. Eleven years ago a Pull- wan car could be bought for what a street car costs today. anmsmmpmntn 1—To jump upon : 2—Fall month (abbr.) 3—Thus 4—Preposition 5—Mother 6—Month of Hebrew calendar 7--Drunkard 8—Bulging, as with muscles 9-—Piece of money 10—Pertaining to the navy 11—A bunk 12—Number under ten 15—Note of musical scale 18—Part of “to be” 19—Pedal digit 22—Short written composition 24—Pertaining to one’s birth 27—To affect with pain 29—Vigor 32—Kind of dog 33—Six games in a tennis match 34—Rabbits 35—Seashore 36—Cover for a vessel 37—Evident 38—A spike 42—Waterway around a castle 45—A printing measure 48—New Zealand parrot 50—Preflx meaning “through” 52—Great (abbr.) 53—Half an em 55—Preposition 56—Note of musical scale Solution will appear in mext Issue, Solution to Cross-word Puzzle No. 5. E[S[T P 1|N[D TE 1 E 0 Y AR L A R ETHY[STISIEP X R A|VIEIN OIC 1|N|GlEIR RI|E|O|PEE[N AlT|Y clE|L LY A ull LIE AlVIE 1 8 OPI EID RUT LL AXE L[A[1|RID P|A[T|EIN LIEIA N s|E[E[S Trouble in the Office. “The pencil has made a number of pointed remarks about the sponge be- ing soaked all day and the waste basket’s being full. The scissors are cutting up and the paper weight is trying to hold them down, while the mucilage is sticking around to see that the stamps get a good licking. The ink’s well, but appears to be blue, while Bill is stuck in the file and the calendar expects to get a month off. The blotter has been taking it all in.” What Will 19 1956 Bring? Thirty years ago go we had the horse and buggy, kerosene lamps, the wood cook-stove, messenger boys, and the old oaken bucket. Today we have electric lights, electric railways, gas ranges, piped water supply and the | telephone. What will it be in 1956? TB ERADICATION MAKES RAPID PROGRESS. The eradication of bovine tubercu- losis in Pennsylvania made rapid progress during 1925 due to the great- ly increased appropriation for indem- nity purposes. A total of 221,000 cat- sonnel, and the available during 1926, approximately test. and Lawrence—have been completely tested, according to a report from T. E. Munce, Director, Bureau of Animal counties, which are called “modified accredited counties,” the disease has been reduced to less than one-half of one per cent. A total of 230 townships in 34 coun- ties are qualified and are awaiting the test under the area and individual plans, states Dr. Munce. These areas include approximately 230,000 cattle. In connection with the future of tuberculosis prevention and eradica- tion work in Pennsylvania, it is stated that assuming that the State Depart- ment of Agriculture will receive at least the same amount of money for idemnity purposes for the next four fiscal periods that has been made available during the present fiscal per- iod, the disease throughout the State will be reduced to less than one-half of one per cent by 1933. Ripening Oranges is Very Latest Wrinkle of Electric Wizardry. Oranges are picked as soon as they have developed their full content of sugar, and this is some time before they turn to the rich yellow color of complete maturity. Heretofore the desired colpr has been produced by placing the fruit in a sweat-room with kerosene lamps. These, when smothered, produced carbon monoxide, which gas was es- sential to the treatment. A new method, in every way more desirable, has now been developed with the use of electricity. Boxes of oranges are put in a tight- ly closed room and an electric heater brings the temperature to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat and the moisture of the oranges cause them to sweat. For each 10,000 parts of air in the room one part of ethy- lene gas is released. tle were tested under the individual : and area plan during 1924, while in | 1925 this number was 324,687. Ses- | retary of Agriculture, F. P. Willits, : states that with the demand, the per- | indemnity money | half a million cattle will be given the The herds in six counties—Mercer, Crawford, Jefferson, McKean, Butler : Industry. In the first three of these ! —“My boy has a camera and a radio set, and goes to the movies three times a week.” “Well, Jim, when we consider what it takes to amuse the youngsters of today, I often’ wonder how we kids were ever able to get a thrill by looking into a kaleidoscope.” —Boston Transcript. —Read the “Watchman” and get : the cream of the news. ‘Better Than Pills DSO HER You can’t feel so good but what NR will make you : ; feel better. C. M. PARRISH, Caldwell & Son Bellefonte, Pa. Plumbing and Heating By Hot Water Vapor Steam Pipeless Furnaces Full Line of Pipe and Fit- tings and Mill Supplies All Sizes of Terra Cotta Pipe and Fittings ESTIMATES Bad Language. It’s a wonder money doesn’t blush urnis when made to talk the way it does by Cheerfully ana Promptly F ished some people.—Des Moines Tribune. A Cheap Watch is Made Only to Sell You A Good Watch is Honestly Made to Serve You Let. Us be Your Watch Counsellors F. P. Blair & Son JEWELERS....BELLEFONTE, PA.