Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 22, 1926, Image 7

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    “Bellefonte, Pa., October 22, 1926.
Federal Aid for Highways Certain.
Construction work on the national
system of interstate and transconti-
nental highways is now financed for
another three years as the result of
the recognition by Congress of the
federal government’s obligation to
support financially these recognized
means of communication and trans-
Passage of the Dowell bill, author-
izing appropriations of $165,000,000
for federal-aid highways for the two-
year period ending June 30, 1929, defi-
nitely assures the Middle West the
financial assistance necessary to per-
mit the continuation of the program
of highway construction laid out.
Money from previous appropriations
is now available for use of the States
during the fiscal year ending June 30,
“The overwhelming support given
the Dowell bill when it passed the
senate with only six opposing votes,
definitely establishes the federal-aid
principle in highway construction, and
is practical assurance that when the
funds now appropriated are exhausted
congress will continue appropriations
until the federal-aid highway system
is completed,” according to a state-
ment issued by Charles M. Hayes,
president of the Chicago Motor club.
The Dowell bill authorizes appro-
priations of $75,000,000 annually for
federal-aid highways for each of the
fiscal years, 1928 and 1929, and also
provides appropriations of $7,500,000
annually for each of these two years
for national forest roads and trails.
Reviewing the campaign which has
been carried on for the past year to
secure the continuation of the federal
government’s support in highway
building, Mr. Hayes declares that
passage of the Dowell bill by the Sen-
ate concludes one of the greatest good
roads campaigns carried on by the or-
ganized motorists of the country. He
commended particularly the efforts of
the American Automobile association
which has worked in close co-opera-
tion with its 810 affiliated clubs in de-
veloping public sentiment to the Do-
well bill so effectively that it passed
the house without a dissenting vote
and was approved by the Senate with
only six contrary votes.
“Passage of this measure, which is
the life blood of highway construction
in the western States, was not secured
without a great deal of organized ef-
fort on the part of the motor clubs
affiliated with the A. A. A,” Mr.
Hayes declared. “Owing to a miscen-
ception of the federal-aid principle,
strong political opposition to the Do-
well hill developed during the past
year in certain States.
“Following passage of the bill in
the house, an attempt was made by
opponents of the measure to defeat
it by permitting it to die on the Sen-
ate calendar. However, through the
efforts of the A. A.'A. and affiliated
motor clubs, consideration of the mea-
sure was secured, and its passage by
an overwhelming vote followed a short
debate on the floor of the Senate.”
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Penn State Sesqui Exhibit Attracts.
Residents of Pennsylvania rural
communities on visits to the Sesqui-
Centennial are finding much to attract
“Not every flower can be a queenly rose,
Not all of us can mighty deeds achieve;
But not in vain shall we have lived if we
Have proved a heartease to the hearts that
—Colors go gypsying toward the
autumn—sea green with tomato red,
canary yellow with flame, king’s blue
with beige, scarlet with black, Nattier
blue with mauve, navy blue with ashes
of roses. The couturiers handle them
with the nonchalance of an eighteenth
century vagrant.
I think of a dark blue silk coat lined
with sky blue and matching a sky-
blue dress. Of a royal-blue silk dress
banded at the bottom with black over-
lapped with embroidery. Of a little
sports frock of canary-yellow silk,
pleated and strapped with red.
These vibrant contrasts are the
bright spots, the something-a-little-
different, in the showings of first fall
clothes. They persist in the mind
after one has walked out of any of the
gray or rose-carpeted salons, down
the marble stairway, through the
arched door into the street, where wo-
men are dressed to suit the summer
On the west side of the Atlantic,
some of us who stand up straight,
step briskly and feel jovial may buy
and wear gypsy colors this fall. They
are the caprice of the new fashions,
the vivacious frocks that here and
there sleek-haired mannequins wear
among the more sober monotones—
lovely rose taupes, soft grays and
greens, and subtle reds such as that
called “eggplant.”
Well-dressed women chatting over
their tea at the Ritz, lunching at the
Union Interalliee or motoring on the
Bois show a growing preference for
two colors in a costume instead of
one. Beige felt hats are banded with
navy blue, black or dark brown rib-
bon. Nattier-blue taffeta hats are
faced with flesh pink. Everywhere
there are trim little tailored suits with
jackets, hip-length and notch-collared,
of black or dark blue worsted, and
skirts of checked or plain gray mater-
ial; or with coats of brown worsted
and skirts of brown and white checks.
Morie silk is another question to be
settled this fall. Usually it is cut in
simple daytime dresses, but Premet
shows a tailored short-jacket suit of
it with a fine lace blouse.
Taffeta we keep on seeing. It is by
no means the most popular silk for
fall day-time dresses, but the taffetas
that are made long-sleeved and high-
collared are attractive. One that
pleased me especially was the taupe
shade with faint pink cast called ashes
of roses.
They talk of taffeta coats lined with
cloth or fur for later on. As they are
made with bands of stitched and
stitched and quilted patterns, they
look substantial enough for early fall
Many of the new velvet and worsted
coats have a short cape or the sugges-
tion of a short cape in the back. It
may actually be a short cape that un-
snaps and comes off, or merely an
over-lapping upper section. The sec-
tion is part of the body of the coat
and does not extend over the sleeves.
The cutaway line is used on long as
well as jacket-length coats. Velvet
' coats, especially, seem to curve off and
go up in the front. ven dresses have
them in the exhibit of the Pennsyl-
vania State College in the Palace of
| it.
a tendency toward this line. On sev-
eral straight dresses, Jenny gives a
cutaway line to the front of the skirt
and hangs a curved loose panel over
It is graceful and gives room to
The exhibit tends to show the en- step.
tire scope of service activities of the
college, from boys’ and girls’ club | coats.
There is another trick to the fall
Some of them look like suits.
work and all kinds of correspondence | They are cut three-quarter length and
courses, to intricate research prob-
Agricultural and other free bulle-
tins are requested of the exhibit at-
tendant every day, and scores of ques-
tions are answered,
great scope and many varied lines of
activity that constitute the service by
“the college of the people.”
“Agricultural Week,” has been ob-
served this week at the Sesqui-Cen-
tennial, and for this occasion the col-
lege made special efforts to show
its agricultural activities at the Penn
State booth.
Electrical engineering draws more
students to the Pennsylvania State
College than any other course. That
department leads all others this year
with an enrollment of 383 out of the
total of 1173 students in the school of
Vast Supply of Food in Waters of
Besides the fishes familiar to all,
the herring, mackeral, cod, etc., there
are others unknown to our menus,
which are nevertheless suitable hu-
man food, says John T. Nicholas, cur-
ator of fishes of the American Muse-
um of Natural History, writing for
the Forum. Even the predacious
shark can be utilized. At present
sharks probably take a toll of food
from the sea equal or even greater by
several times than man. If the sharks
were gone, man would have what the
sharks now take from him. The usa-
bleness of sharks has been demon-
strated by recent investigations.
Many of them are perfectly good to
eat. Their oil has varieus desirable
properties, and excellent leather can
be made from their hides. The resi-
due may be ground up and used for
fertilizer. This much is certain:
When once the necessity arises, the
Sea can stay man’s hunger for a long
Hunters Must Have License.
The following information has been
received from the State Game Com-
mission, relative to the hunting of
groundhogs. “These animals are un-
protected and may be killed at any
time. However, the game law re-
quires that any person who desires to
hunt or chase with the intention of
taking or killing any wild animal in
this State shall be in possession of a
hunting license, if he uses firearms
or any device or instrument for the
above purpose, the penalty is a fine of
$20 and costs.
revealing the
lap over a band of contrasting mater-
ial at the bottom. Some of the tai-
lored suit coats are cut short enough
to show several inches of the skirt.
At the Ritz and the races I have
seen an occasional long cape. The
newer ones are shaped over the
shoulders and cut straight.
The navy-blue worsteds they are
using so much for tailored dresses
have a self-toned pattern woven in
them. Mixed worsteds of the tweed
order give pleasing variety. Heavy
! corded silks used for coats are woven
in fancy blocked patterns.
For sports wear, jerseys are more
popular than ever. For fall, jerseys
run to beige and gray. Other sports
clothes are made of kasha and flannel,
plain material with checked and plain
material with plaid.
Many more dresses and coats are
straight than flared. Where there are
circular portions, they are scant.
Pleats come singly and in abundance.
Pleats all the way around, or one
pleat, or a group of pleats almost any-
where is good style.
Yolks are decidedly in. Shoulder
yokes on the backs of dresses take
many outlines. A narrow circular
yoke following the line of the neck
opening and finished with a small
turn-over collar is a feature of many
simple silk and wool rep frocks. On
fall dresses, Jenny makes this collar
of fur.
Silk fringe is being put to many
purposes on evening and daytime
dresses and coats.
They may talk of large hats, but
Paris wears small ones. It is safe to
say that forty-nine out of fifty women
have on small felts, small ribbon hats,
small taffeta hats. The differences
between these hats and those we have
had are a fraction of an inch on the
brim and a few more creases in the
At the present time, skirts are
short, just as short as they have been.
They explain, as they always have
here, that they do not expect madame
to wear her skirts as short as the
mannequin’s. It is a case of madame’s
figure—six, ten, fourteen or sixteen
inches from the floor are all possible
The more dyed fur one sees, the
more one grows to like it. Rabbit
dyed rose taupe blends beautifully
with bois de rose cloth. There are
mauve and blue tones given to the
furs, too, that shade in perfectly with
certain fabrics!
Mole, somewhat neglected as a fur
recently, is mentioned most favorably
as a fall trimming.
Value of Thermometer.
A man named Galileo invented a
thermometer in 1592. The liquid was
in an open vial, and there was no mark
or scale to show temperatures. After
a while a marn was used showing the
temperature of snow and another for
the heat of a candle.
Half a century later a man found
he could make a thermometer of a
glass tube with a bulb on one end, so
by sealing the other end you could
carry the thing about.
Another half century or more pass-
ed, and Fahrenheit became interested.
He developed the thermometer until
it was a practical instrument, and by
1714 he had established his now fam-
ous Fahrenheit scale.
That was over two hundred years
ago, says Good Hardware, yet people
are just realizing how actually useful
this instrument is. For centuries it
was looked upon with superstition, a
score of years ago school children
could tell you the owner of nearly
every thermometer in town. The in-
cubator, and then our scientific dairy;
ing, cooking and gardening, brought
the thermometer into common use.
Thermometers are an important
item now. They are in demand every
day of the year among folks who have
learned a little about their uses. Many
people demand a specially designed
thermometer for each different pur-
Ey al
Forest Rangers.
The work on a national forest is ar-
ranged as follows: :
There is a forest supervisor in
charge of the whole forest. Usually
he has a deputy supervisor under him.
If the forest is large and important
he may have one or more forest ex-
aminers or forest assistants to help
with the technical work.
The forest is divided usually by nat-
ural watersheds, into a number of
districts, and in charge of each is a
district ranger. Each of these may
have under him one or more rangers.
There are also usually a number of
patrolmen, lookout tower men, ete.
employed only during the fire season,
and a varying number of workmen ei-
gaged in building trails, telephone
lines, buildings, ete.
A district ranger has entire charge
of, and is responsible for, his district.
Usually he lives in a headquarters
building centrally located in the dis-
trict. He organizes and supervises all
the work in his district, has charge of
fire prevention, control of trespass,
has charge of sales of timber (unless
the sale is a big one and a special man
is assigned,) issues camping, grazing, |
and special permits, and keeps in close !
touch with every form of activity in
his district.—By Mr. Barbour, in Ad-
venture Magazine.
First “Potter’s Field.” :
Outside Jerusalem in biblical times
was a piece of land called Akeldama,
meaning “field of blood.” It was used
for the burial of strangers. Accord-
ing to Matthew 27: 3-9, it was origin-
ally a potter’s field, and received the
name Akeldama from the fact that it
was bought with the money paid Jud-
as to betray Jesus, and subsequently
returned by him to the chief priests.
According to Acts 1: 18, it was called
the “field of blood” because Judas here
committed suicide. At any rate the
fact that it had been a potter’s field
and a place of burial for strangers
gave risc to the present meaning of
the term. Since the Seventh century
a place called Akeldama has been
pointed out in Jerusalem as the orig-
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inal potter’s field, and its possession
as a holy place keenly contested for
by the Christian sects.
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—A wife once complained to a
clergyman of her husband’s unsatis-
factory conduct, when he said to her:
“You should heap coals of fire on
his head.”
To which she replied:
“Well, I will. But I tried boiling
water once, and that did not good.”
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—Subseribe for the Watchman.
Pt Ell
For Liver lls.
You can’t
feel so good
but what NR
will make you
feel better.
Gut Flowers, Potted Plants
15,000 Perennials in 45 different va-
rieties ready to plant now. Come
out and see eur green houses on
Half-Moon Hill.
Artistic Funeral Work
Strawberry Plants
All Kinds of Fruit Trees,
Berries and Vines
10,000 BULBS
Direct from the Growers in
Holland. Just arrived. Big
Bulbs for indoor forcing and
Charles Tabel, Proprietor
Bellefonte Pa
Phone 139-J 71-39-3t We Deliver
Sunday October 31
Leave Saturday night, October 80
Leave Bellefonte........... 10.00 P. M.
% Milesburg ......... 10.10 *
$¢ Howard: ...... iv... 10,29 $*
. Eagleville ......... 10.36 st
4 Beech Creek ....... 10.40 £
‘ Mill Hall .......... 10.51 3
Returning, leave Philadelphia 5.55 P. M.
Tickets on sale two days preceding
date of Excursion.
tz" See Independence Hall, Memorial
Hall, Academy of Fine Arts, Commer-
cial and University Museums, Fair-
mount Park, Zoological Garden, Ses-
qui-Centennial Exposition, and the
many other objects of interest of
‘*The Quaker City.’’
Pennsylvania Railroad
the Largest and Most Attractive
$1.50 Sale
at our store is over but we always have
Come in and look them over.
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ledge and experience, the average man is not
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Our Trust Department Insures
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The Management
and Settlement
f estates is a matter which re-
quires practical experience, legal
knowledge and devoted work.
Prudence sanctions the appointment
of the First National Bank as Executor
or Trustee. If you wish any informa-
tion on this subject, do not hesitate to
consult us freely.
See the Assortment
of Smart New Styles
Ladies, Misses and Childrens Coats,
beautiful in appearance and splendid
qualities (Fur Trimmed)
at prices that mean a big saving.
New Dress Cloths
All the new colors in 54in. cloths, in plain,
striped, embroidered and plaids, :
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See our line of White and Grey Blankets. -
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Our line of 9x12 Rugs are all new designs,
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runners to match.
A call at our store will be convincing
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