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~ Bellefonte, Pa, March 12, 1926.
OUT-OF-DOOR LIFE IS APPEAL-
Voneida Park Near Woodward had 20-
000 Visitors Last Year.
During 1925 more than 840,000 peo-
ple used the forests of Pennsylvania
in some way.
Among the forest users were 185,-
150 hunters and 81,750 fishermen.
More than 30,000 people used the for-
est fire observation towers in the State
Forests, and about 130,000 people en-
joyed the out of doors in the State
forest parks which have been develop-
ed during the last five years. The
Caledonia park, situated along the
Lincoln Highway between Gettysburg
and Chambersburg, stood first, with
50,000 visitors; the Mont Alto park
is second, with 25,000 visitors; and
the Voneida park located near Wood-
ward in Centre county was third, with
During the last five years 33 pub-
lic camps have been developed on the
State forests. These outdoor play
places were visited by more than 115,-
000 people in 1925. They cover a to-
tal of 470 acres and have been set
aside for the convenience and com-
fort. of those who come to ihe forest
for play and recreation. Secretary
Stuart also reported that there ave
1,500 permanent camp site leases on
the State forests. These small par-
cels of State forest are leased to in-
dividuals, or oganizations at a nom-
inal rental of from $7.00 to $15.00 per
year. Upon these camp sites have
been erected many attractive cottages,
cabins, and camps in which thousands
of people now enjoy leisure days and
rest throughout the year.
Heat Broadcasting to Come in Years,
The broadcasting of heat by radio
is only a matter of years in the opin-
ion of Professor S. E. Dibble of Car-
negie Institute of Technology, who, it
is now known, is making a study of
the problem. Professor Dibble, ex-
president of the American Society of
Heating and Ventilating Engineers
and holder of the Ahrens professor-
ship in plumbing, heating and ventil-
ating, believes that “it is no more
impossible to broadcast heat waves
than it was to broadcast sound waves.”
The problem of sending heat to
consumers via the air is now the prob-
lem of research men and laboratory
workers who must discover instru-
ments to control heat waves, espec-
ially a detector which will pick them
up and hold and amplify them,” says
Transmission of heat by atmospher-
ic conductivity is essential because of
the gradual exhaustion of the ele-
ments of fuel, says the professor,
adding, “the day is not far off in my
opinion when we will see huge cen-
tralized heating plants broadcasting
heat to homes, industries and office
The professor admitted that the
problem “is only in the thought stage
now” and “our hope is to incline the
activity of research men toward this
objective—heat transmission by air
waves. We know that heat travels
through space, through solids, and
when once we learn how to pick up
these waves and control them, heating
throughout the world will be revolu-
Heat broadcasting will mean better
health to the public, says the profes-
sor, because it will eliminate from the
air the impurities of present day
Spraying Does Increase Potato Yield.
Forty-five counties in Pennsylvania
showed an interest in better potatoes
by staging 125 potato spraying dem-
onstrations last year. Sprayed pota-
toes averaged 256 bushels per acre,
according to E. L. Nixon, extension
plant pathologist of the Pennsylvania
State College. This was an increase
of 78 bushels per acre over the un-
sprayed, or 44 per cent. .
Spraying demonstrations started in
1918, when 12 counties had 32 dem-
onstrations on 314 acres. The aver-
age sprayed yield that year was 142
bushels per acre, an average increase
of 34.8 bushels an acre over the un-
sprayed or 32.2 per cent.
Since that time yields have follow-
ed a fairly consistent course, showing
the value of spraying.
Foresters Count 127 Deer in One Herd.
Foresters in the Pine Creek region
near Cammal, Potter county, were
surprised last Thursday when they
discovered the largest herd of deer
ever seen wild in that section of the
country. One of the foresters, who
counted the herd, says there were 127
deer, while another forester reported
he counted 124 in the herd.
It is supposed that the deer have
come down from the mountain in
search of food, although it is said that
they are in fine condition.
W. B. McClarin, game warden, of
Salladasburg, went to Cammal to
make certain that there was sufficient
food for the deer and to arrange for
“Art for Art’s Sake”
Art for art’s sake does not mean
that art is more important than morals
or is to be pursued to the exclusion of
every other interest. It simply means
that art is a region free and autono-
mous. It cannot be bent to ends of
moral edification or practical propa-
ganda without coarsening, warping
and cheapening it, any more than a
church steeple can be turned into a
silo. And even the most practical
farmer would hardly dare to suggest
that the church trustee ask the archi.
* tect to "plan a" church without a
steeple, on the ground that it served
no practical purpose. — Llewellyn
Jones, In “First Impressions.”
“WEEDS” IN WHEAT
BOON TO FARMER
Discovery Expected to Be o/
Down on a Missouri river bottom a
big husky farmer was plowing his
wheat, stubble one fall day. William
H. Wood of Logan, Iowa, “W. H,”
as the folks around there call him,
runs a 700-acre farm just as other
people run factories. His good valley
land is really a great chemical lab-
oratory on which he is continually ex-
perimenting with staple crops and
trying out new ones, a writer in Ew
erybody’s Magazine reports.
But this particular patch of land
he was plowing that day had always
been a puzzle to him. Year after
year, without fertilization or change,
a good yield had been maintained.
And for seven years the parcel of
land had been planted to wheat which
is exceptionally hard on soil. He was
the particular man to stumble upon a
discovery which may revolutionize
certain kinds of farming.
While stopping to clean the dirt
from a plow shovel he noticed tiny
knots on the roots of a weed which
grew in great profusion in this field.
Knowing that nodules on the roots of
alfalfa mean nitrogen deposits for the
soil and being of an inquiring nature
as well as a hard-headed business
man who keeps careful ledgers, Mr.
Wood heaved his 260 pounds off the
groaning plow seat and proceeded to
gather some sample plants. Going
over the field charts that night he
discovered that this field had always
had a heavy growth of the curious
fern-like weed. It was brought in, he
believed, by the Missouri river which
used to overflow the bottoms and cov-
er his land before the installation of
the dikes that now hold it in check.
He also remembered that the weed al-
ways came up after the grain had
been cut. Apparently it did not in-
jure the crops. On the contrary a
survey of his records showed that the
vield in this field was greater than
it had been seven years previous. And
don’t forget it had been planted every
year to wheat. He went ahead and
later furnished samples of the seed, a
very hard tiny grain, shaped almost
like a boxing glove, to the experiment
station at Ames. Several acres were
also planted to this Dalea along with
his spring grain.
Now another one of these so-callea
obnexious weeds has been added to
the farmer’s list of valuable plants as
the much-talked-of Dalea clover. This
piant, practically unrecognized before
it was unearthed by the labor and ex-
periments of Mr. Wood, now promises
to become more popular than its fa-
mous predecessor alfalfa. Already ic
is conceded to be superior in several
acre, is cheaper to handle and it can
be grown on soils unfavorable to al.
Shortest Way Home
John Philip Sousa, famous bands
aan, said at a banquet in New York:
“To succeed in grand opera here at
home American girls first go abroad
and succeed in Paris, London, Milan
and Naples. The longest way round
in their case is the shortest way home,
“It’s like Smith.
“‘So your beautiful young wife re
used to marry you when you first
proposed? I said to Smith in the
course of a confidential chat. ‘Did
you keep on pursuing her till she con-
“‘Not much! said Smith.
out and made a fortune.
it was she who did the pursuing.’”
New Yellowstone Planned
Plans for developing the system ox
sarks in Denver, Colo. are so ambi
tious that if they are carried out, the
city maintains, it will have something
on a par with the Yellowstone Na:
tional park. The board has at its dis
posal 470,000 acres of parks extending
from the foothills of the continental di
vide and between the Platte river and
Clear creek to work with. The tract
is 30 miles long and 25 miles wide, and
includes mountains, game reserves,
lakes and highways. The federal
government will be asked to ald in
some respects. Herds of wild animals
and large fish hatcheries will be in:
Proper Fur Treatment
Beginners lose thousands of dollars
every year through wrong methods of
taking care of animal pelts, says Cap-
per’'s Weekly. To bring top market
prices, skinning, stretching and dry-
ing must be done just right, and it
pays to learn how before mutilating
a valuable skin. Skins of animals like
mink, weasel, possum, skunk, clvit,
muskrat and wolf should be cased,
that is, taken off whole. With rac-
coon, badger, beaver, bear and cougar
open skinning is best—ripping the
skin down the belly before taking it
off. Every bit of flesh and fat should
be cut from the skins, being careful to
avoid cutting the pelt.
Radium Found in Siberia
Rich veins of radium and other rary
metals have been discovered In the
Ekimchansky region of the Amur
province, Siberia. A telephone line
has already been constructed, co-op
eratives organized, and general signs
of life are present in this formerly des
New deposits of phosphates were re
cently found in 14 different localities
of the government of Voronesh. The
total area of these localities covers
about 140 square miles and the depos
its are estimated at 125,000 tons.
Red Foxes Are Getting Scarce.
This has been one of the poorest
seasons for fox hunting that lovers
of that sport have ever had. In many
cases the hunters have gone out ear-
ly in the morning and were not able to
start a fox the entire day. The an-
imals seem to be getting scarcer and
reasons are given for this—the grad-
ual cleaning of the ground, cutting off
the timber and underbrush, and the
killing of them by hunters for their
hides. The prices they are getting
for hides at the present time is high-
er than it ever was before. Besides
this there is a bounty paid, so that
the shooting of them is very proiit-
able. A real fox hunter would not
think of doing such a thing.
While the red foxes of this country
are getting very scarce, there seems
You Know that We Know
to be an increase in the number of
gray foxes. Especially is this true
along the river hills. It has not been
SO long ago that there were no gray
foxes in this section, but further south
they were always plentiful, especially
in Virginia. Evidently they have been
drifting north from those sections.
By hunters they are considered poor
sport and few care to hunt them. Nor
does it pay well to shoot them as their
hides are not nearly so valuable as the
—1If children must be seen and not
heard how are they ever going to
learn to be radio announcers ?—New
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Knowing what we do, we say to
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Burglars Remove Home Safe
he other night burglars entered a
house, removed a safe, blew it open
and got away with valuable jewelry
and negotiable bonds. There is al-
ways risk of loss when valuables are stored
at home. Our Safe Deposit Vault affords
protection from both theft and fire.
You can rent, a Private Lock Box here
for only $2.00 and up per year.
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“My, how old-fashioned!”
This couldn’t be you. In everything—your
clothing, your automobile, the home you
live in—you demand the “latest.”
And yet, thoroughly up-to-date in every-
thing else, one point may have escaped you
—the watch you wear.
Style in watches is as important nowa-
days as style in clothing. One cannot be
really up-to-date and carry a watch as far
behind the times as the lady in the picture.
Our extensive assortment of reliable
watches dressed in the famous Wadsworth
Cases will be a revelation to you of the
: part played by style in the modern watch.
F.P. Blair & Son Jewelers Bellefonte, Pa.
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oney-Saving Specials in Brand New Spring Mer-
chandise in every department. New Spring Coats
—Dbest selections in town, at prices that speak for
themselves. Twills—many fur-trimmed, oth-
ers braided and embroidered. A wide selection of Tweeds
— popular colors. New Spring Styles in Dresses—crepe de
chines, flannels, and the pretty new printed and plain
: ° Womens Pure-Thread Silk Hose, $1.50
Silk Hosiery quality at 95 cents—nude, beige, aire-
dale, moonlight, gray, silver, black and white.
Womens Silk Gloves —Novelty Cuff Styles, in
smart new Spring shades.
New Spring Crepes and Rayons
In plain and a riot of colorings.
ousehold requisites for the Spring house-clean-
ing and for the families who intend moving on
April 1st. One will find a pleasing choice here
for every requirement.
Bagdad and Axminster Rugs 9x12, in the New Spring Patterns, with Run-
ners and Small Rugs to match—Tapestry to freshen up the room or faded fur-
niture—New Curtains in Marquisette and Voiles—New Draperies in Silk and
Pongee—New Cretonnes in all the New Spring Shades—Linoleum, Oil Cloth
and Window Shades at prices that mean economy to you.
Lyon & Company