Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 11, 1926, Image 3

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Bellefonte, Pa., June 11, 1926.
Tennessee Man Makes Interesting
Experiment With 100 Cows On
His Dairy Farm.
Knoxville, Tenn.—A milch cow will
give an additional quart of milk a day
when “My Old Kentucky Home,” re-
produced from instrumental music, is
played for her ears by a phonograph.
At any rate, J. G. Sterchi, president
of a furniture concern which operates
24 retall and wholesale stores and
seven furniture factories in seven
Southeastern states, says he proved
the statement by getting 25 gallons
extra a day frora the 100 cows on his
dairy farm just outside Knoxville,
Mr. Sterchi asserts that he was con-
vinced after four years of trial that
cows must be contented, and that
the soothing strains from a violin
make them feel at home.
“Just now I am building a large
pool which will be stocked with gold
fish for my Jerseys to look into,” he
said. “The slow and graceful motions
of the fish will make any cow lie down
and chew her cud, and then I have
ordered 50 pairs of canary birds for
my barn. A cage, containing two
birds, will be suspended between the
stalls of every two cows, and the
music of 100 canaries will perhaps give
me another additional 24 quarts a dav
In fact, I am confident it will.”
Mr. Sterchi is erecting a 13-story
building for his Knoxville store, which
will be completed within the next year,
and on the ground floor will be a foun-
tain spouting fresh buttermilk from
his farm. A sign will be placed, he
sald, reading something like this: “A
Man Full for a Nickel,” so that a per-
son can drink all the milk he wants
for 5 cents.
The 1,300-acre farm on the outskirts
of Knoxville is the same one he left
385 years ago to work for $10 a month
in a furniture store.
Gets Submarine Letter
Mailed Nine Years Ago
Sb be
A member of the New York Times
staff has just received a letter marked
“Submgrine Mail,” sent in 1917 from
Germany. Evidently the U-boat
turned back when United States de-
clared war on Germany. Nine years
later the letter was sent in the or-
-dinary way by the original sender un-
opened, explaining that the document
should become more and more valu-
.able as the years pass.
First White-Collar
Stowaway Hails Home
New York—It was a handsome
.deottish ~~rf that won Royal Pichon
away from the security and comfort
of land about two months ago, but all
the woolens from Scotland couldn’t
coax him back to the waves again.
Pichon, who is twenty-five, grew up
in New Orleans as a bellhop and then
a clerk in hotels. Working in New
Orleans, he saw a sailor with the
Scottish scarf that invited him away
to sea. Working his way across on a
freighter, he soon found himself broke
in London. Selling his $65 overcoat
for two shillings and a worn-out
jacket, he hid under the boilers of a
He had four bananas and three rolls
for his two shillings. These kept him
alive for the two days before he was
discovered. He turned his one suit of
clothes inside out while he was hidden
so that when he landed here he might
be presentable.
He was presentable when he was
anlocked yesterday, the first white-
collar stowaway discovered. “Go to
sea again? If I ever go to New Or-
leans, I'll die there. European liquor
isn’t what it's cracked up to be.”
Official Greeter
Bast Orange, N. J.—Miss Mildred
toon, twenty-four and a college
duate, is the city’s official greeter.
The ¢hamber of commerce has made
her munfeipal hostess.
June 14th is National Flag Day.
June fourteenth is National Flag
Day. The schools over the country
will observe the occasion with appro-
priate exercises and it is to be hoped
that there will be a more universal
observance of the event than ever.
Certainly the setting aside of one
day to pay tribute to the American
flag is appropriate. A flag in itself,
of course, means nothing. It is only
an object of veneration when it
stands for something. The black flag
and the red flag certainly do not be-
long in this category.
But there is every reason why the
thinking and patriotic = American
should pay a little tribute to his coun-
try on June 14th, by displaying the
colors of Old Glory. For the American
flag stands for something. Designed
as a standard to establish liberty on
the American continent, it has always
stood for law and order, for free-
dom and justice. Under its starry
folds we have grown from a strug-
gling handful of colonies on the east-
ern seaboard to the most powerful
and most prosperous nation on earth.
And, strange to say, although we
think of our country as a compara-
tively new one, yet our flag is the
oldest on earth in point of continuous
service. All other nations have
changed the design and makeup of
their standards since our emblem of
the stars and stripes was adopted.
Some nations are a great deal older
than curs, but their flags are not, and
nearly all of them have made radical
changes in the form of their govern-
ments since the American Constitu-
tion was adopted.
Therefore, when you honor Qld
Glory, remember that it is not only
the most honorable but the oldest flag
on earth in point of continuous ser-
vice. And don’t forget to display the
Stars and Stripes on Flag Day.—
From the Philipsburg Ledger.
Ants Live 15 Years.
Recent researches have proved the
comparatively great age attained by
queen ants. It is not uncommon for
them to live fifteen years. Until re-
cently the best established case of
long life among queen ants was one
kept in Sir John Lubbock for nearly
fifteen years. This ant, of course
may have been much older, as he had
no way of telling her age when he
captured her.
Male ants are short lived. They
correspond to the drones among bees.
The workers, which are undeveloped
females, live four or five years.
The peculiarities of ants have been
studied from the earliest days. Pliny
and other ancient writers discussed
them. These writers were especially
interested in the ants now called
“harvesting ants.” These collect
great stores of seed. There are many
species of harvester ants in America.
One is known as the fire ant because
of its painful sting. Another is the
Texas harvester.
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Dam at Conowingo Will Exceed Plant
at Muscle Shoals.
Work has started on the huge hy-
dro-electric power project on the Sus-
quehanna River at Conowingo, Md.
At first it will furnish 300,000 horse-
power, 50,000 above the estimated
yield at Muscle Shoals, and 500,000
later, says the Pathfinder. The Con-
owingo project is one of the three
largest developements of its kind in
the country. It will cost over $52,-
000,000. The dam will be four-fifths
of a mile long and 100 feet high and
the impounded water will cover nine
square miles of Pennsylvania. terri-
tory and four in Maryland. This
“white coal” will generate cheap elec-
tricity for the neighboring States.
The dam just completed on the Dix
River, near High Bridge, Ky., will
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ic feet of rock was used in making the
Dix barrier. It is 270 feet high, 700
feet thick at the base and 24 feet at
the top. It will produce a water-fall
235 feet high.
One of the world’s greatest arti-
ficial lakes is being made on the Tal-
lapoosa River, Alabama, by the Ala-
bama Power Company, to meet the
needs of the South’s rapidly growing
new industrial region. It will have
a capacity for 530,000,000,000 gallons
or three times the combined total of
two great reservoirs which furnish
New York city with its water supply.
Known as Cherokee Bluffs Lake, it
will have a shore line 700 miles long
and will cover 40,000 acres. The new
lake will not only generate electricity
but will make a large section of agri-
cultural country “frost proof” and
will aid river navigation.
The Roosevelt Dam, up to now con-
sidered the largest artifical body of
water in the world, impounds 420,-
000,000,000 gallons. Muscle Shoals
will ultimately impound 170,000,000,-
000 gallons, but has facilities to dou-
ble this amount.
Construction of a dam across the
Savannah River about 30 miles above
Augusta, Ga., is contemplated. Plans
call for a pool 25 miles in length. The
nation’s capitol has been promised
cheaper power through harnessing
the water of the Potomac near Great
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Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices im
all Office, room 18 Crider’s
Exchange. i 51-1y
Law, Bellefonte, Pa Prompt ate
tention given all legal business em-
trusted to his care. Offices—No. 5 Hast
High street. 57-44
M. KEICHLINE — Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pre-
fessional business will receive
rompt attention. Office on second floor ef
emple Court. 49-5-1y
Bellefonte, Pa.
G. RUNKLE — Attorney-at-Law.
Consultation in English and Ger
Office in Crider’s Exchange,
State College
Crider’s Exch. 66-11 Holmes Bldg.
8. GLENN, M. D., Physician amd
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at his resi.
dence. 35-41
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VA B. ROAN, Optometrist. Licensed
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every day except Saturday. a
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Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Both Phones. 68-40
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