Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 08, 1927, Image 7

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“Bellefonte, Pa., April 8, 1927.
Weekly Health Talk.
“The time will soon be here,” said
Dr. Theodore B. Appel, Secretary of
Health, today, “when the familiar
words of ‘spring fever’ and ‘spring
tonic’ will again be heard.
“It is not untimely, therefore, to
indicate a remedy for spring fever
and a substitute for bottled vim and
vigor. Unquestionably, as warmer
weather comes upon us a general las-
situde is frequently noted in many
people. Whether this is merely a psy-
chological reaction or a physiological
one really makes no difference.
“There is a general tendency on the
part of many persons, when in this
state of mind or body, to give way to
their feelings and at the same time
attempt to bolster themselves by tak-
ing advertised remedies which are
widely proclaimed to be potent in their
tonic effects. .
“While bottled tonics may contain
ingredients that have a slight erfect
upon the general constitution, it is
decidedly a great mistake to use them
as a substitute for the natural pro-
cesses. Nature is the greatest doctor
on earth; medicines are merely ad-
juncts and require, in addition, a def-
inite effort on our part if they are to
be of any value.
“Of course it is exceedingly easy to
walk down town to a store and pur-
chase a package which states on its
wrapper that it will revitalize one.
And in these days when : ‘canned
goods’ are so intensely popular, it is
likely to be considered a line of least
resistance and therefore followed.
However, do not delude yourself into
the idea that a dollar’s worth of pro-
prietary medicine can take the place
of effort on your part. Nature does
not work that way.
“Therefore, if you become the sub-
ject of ‘spring fever’ and feel that
you are in need of assistance to put
you in proper shape for the warm
weather, consider seriously your own
personal habits first.
“It is easier to jump into your auto-
mobile and thus seek the broad high-
ways, but this habit if over-indulged
to the exclusion of physical exercise
will not bring the results you desire.
And this, no matter how many bot-
tles of tonic you may consume. Long
walks daily at this season represent
one of the most effective methods of
placing you in proper physical trim.
The man or woman who religiously
makes it a practice to walk several
miles daily will soon discover the re-
markable tonic effect of this type. cf
exercise. It is not too much to say
that those who practice it will need
nothing else to stimulate their phy-
sical activity and, in turn, banish all
symptoms of that ‘tired feeling.’
“It may also be added that the ques-
tion of diet is one to be seriously con-
sidered. Many people feel dull and
lack initiative not only in the spring-
time but other seasons as well, for
the simple reason that they continu-
ously eat too much. rT a
“Meat used to excess is 2 bad hab-
it at any time, and particularly is
this the case during warm weather.
The season is here when markets are
filled with fruits and vegetables, con-
sequently there is no excuse for over-
indulgence in meat. Moreover, the
vegetables contain many of the recon-
structive elements which greatly as-
sist in maintaining a proper physi-
ological balance.
“One of the best prescriptions that
I can suggest for this time,” conclud-
ed Dr. Appel, “would take the fol-
lowing form: Exercise, and plenty of
it, in the fresh air. Restriction in the
use of meat, The consumption of more
fruit and vegetables. Eight hours of
sleep each night. Plenty of work
and a goodly dash of play.
‘This is nature’s own program for
vim, vigor and vitality. It is merely
common sense applied to the gentle
art of living. Follow this presecrip-
tion and medicine will not be required.
Rout spring fever and make real vi-
tality your own. The prescription
will do it. Step up and take it.”
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The First American Battle Flag.
It is perhaps little known that the
first American flag displayed “at
sea” was raised by Colonel Wynkoop,
commander of the Royal Savage, one
of Benedict Arnold’s little fleet in
Lake Champlain, in 1776. This flag
was a replica of the first striped flag,
hoisted over Washington’s headquar-
ters at Cambridge. It consisted. of
thirteen alternate red and white
stripes in the field and retained the
colors of England, the united crosses
of St. George and St. Andrew on a
blue ground, in the canton. This flag
was known in England as “The Re-
bellious Stripes.”
“A picturesque incident is told of
the first stars and stripes used in a
military engagement,” said Mr. Ames,
foremost flag manufacturer in the
country. “The revolutionary flag of
thirteen stripes with a circle of thir-
teen stars: was adopted by the Con-
tinental Congress on June 14, 1777,
but the statue was not officially pro-
mulgated until the 3rd of the follow-
ing September. Meanwhile a. copy of
an Albany newspaper describing. the
flag had fallen under the eye ‘of a
Continental officer from Massachusetts
on his way with reinforcements to
Fort Schuyler, formerly Fort Stan-
wix, where the city of Rome, New
York, now stands.
“He arrived at 5 p. m..on August
2nd and very opportunely, too, as it
turned out. For the British attack-
ed the fort the following morning,
which was Sunday. Before the end
of the day the garrison had run up
the first American battle flag. White
stripes from shirts and hospital band-
ages alternated with red stripes made
from the scarlet petticoat of a sol-
dier’s wife. A blue canton was im-
provised from the military coat of
one Captain Abraham Swartout, who,
a year later, wrote to the commandant
of the fort requesting ‘an order on
the commissary to supply me, as prom-
ised, with eight yards, of broadcloth in
lien of my blue coat which was used
for Colors at Fort Schuyler. "—
From Everybody's Magazine.
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The Cause of Dew.
As the earth is heated by the rays
of the sun in summer, the constant
rays supply new heat all the time. The
sun keeps up a new supply during the
day, although the heat from the earth
is constantly rising into space. Heat-
ed air always rises, because it is light-
er than cooler air. Now, because the
heated air next to the earth rises, the
earth begins to cool off just as soon
as the sun ceases to supply needed
heat, and the different objects on the
earth’s surface, such as grass and
vegetation, are cooled down several
degrees, shortly after sunset.
On a clear summer’s night, a ther-
mometer placed in the gass when the
dew is on, will sink as much as from
ten to twenty degrees below one plac-
ed in the air a few feet above. The
warm vapor in the air coming in con-
tact with the cooler bodies, as grass,
or vegetation, or any other object that
cools easily, is condensed and becomes
Grass, leaves of trees, wood, etc.
cast off their heat, or, in other words,
cool quicker than stones and the like;
the former will be covered with dew,
while the latter will remain dry.
Dew is deposited more freely upon
calm, clear nights, as the heat from
the earth rises freely and is lost in
space. On the cloudy night, the de-
position of dew is almost entirely in-
terrupted, for the clouds prevent the
heat from rising. The surface of the
earth and the vegetation is therefore
not cooled enough to chill the vapor
of the earth into dew.
When the wind blows, little or no
dew is formed, since the warm air is
brought constantly into contact with
the trees and grass and prevents them
from cooling off.
Dew rarely forms upon bodies on
the surface of the water in mid-ocean,
for the air and water do not vary
enough in temperature to condense
vapor, but it is a fact that ships when
nearing land will ‘have their decks,
ropes and sails covered with dew.
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Pinning the Fault on the Employer.
How—in an apologetic and abusive
manner of speaking—bone-headed are
some employers in our proud land.
And how fatally certain is an em-
ployer of success in a country that is
dripping with money and feverish with
people aching to spend it, if he shows
a modicum, or even half a modicum,
of brains. To make the application
“Do not ring the jov-bells,” I said
on entering an automobile salesroon..
“I only came in to ask a question.”
The love-light went out of the eyes
of the young man who had hurried
forward. As I did not seem to prom-
ise a commission he did not care to
waste time. Therefore he lost the
possible sale of a car, for I had al-
most determined to buy one of the
make’ he represents’ in which to go
camping next spring. It is likely
that I shall buy another car entirely,
for in my peevishness I walked into
another agency and found one I liked
better. This salesman said he didn’t
care whether I ever bought. He was
delighted to reply to my questions.
“Have you time to make up six
pounds of candy in six separate
boxes?” asked Mrs. Pilgrim of a
salesman at Burchell’s. “It is for
six bed-ridden soldiers.”
“No,” said the salesman,
away. “I'm too busy.”
Another salesman was not so busy,
but Burchell’s lost a customer. She
will not risk meeting that sort of a
salesman there again. I went into a
comouflaged shop for ladies’ lingerie
by mistake and was aciduously told
by mistake and went out abashed. It
is true that I do not buy the {rilly
stuff, but my wife does. A customer
“But the proprietors were not at
Sure they were. No one else. Think
it over.
‘How Slow Starvation Changes the
Moscow is now said to be well fed
and even well shod, and the awful
times of starvation are past. But
when thingsiwere at their worst, Pro-
fessor Alexis Kharkovosky began a
scientific investigation, which has now
lasted some years, of the effects of in-
sufficient food on all the people he
could examine. There were 2,114 peo-
ple on his lists, and he weighed and
examined them every six months, if
they did not die in the meantime.
He found that, first of all, the body’s
fat went. Then the muscles of his
2,000 people began to shrink, and after
that their bodies. Some of them lost
up to one-third of their body weight.
The most curious thing was that
they diminished in size like very old
people. Among men the height was
diminished by one and one half inches.
Women’s height shrank a little less,
never quite as much as two inches.
The. shape of the head changed, and
it became relatively broader, as it
shrank back and front. The length
of the face decreased, and its breadth
decreased even more.—‘“Reformatory
Motorist Fees Jump $2,000,000.
Motor license receipts from Penn-
sylvania motorists last year increased
more than $2,140,000 over the totals
of 1925, figures announced last week
by the highway department disclosed.
Last year receipts from license fees,
operators’ licenses and other sources
amounted to $23,933,461 as compared
with $21,790,193 in 1925.
_ The number of pasenger vehicles
increased from 1,162,824 two years
ago to 1.276,519 in 1926. Commercial
vehicles at the close of last year num-
bered 206,321, as against 193,159 in
of these Centre county had 7,659
passenger vehicles and 1,238 com-
mercial vehicles.
“Forty Thousand Eagles Killed!”
Under this heading the January
Bulletin of the Massachusetts Audu-
bon Society gives us these astonishing
The enormous killing of eagles in
Alaska was a subject which claimed
special attention at the recent annual
meeting of the National Association
of Audubon Societies. Naturalists and
bird-lovers, as well as many of the
patriotic citizens, are becoming alarm-
ed at the increasing destruction of
our national bird. This slaughter of
these birds in Alaska is due to the
working of a bounty system which
was established in 1917. From this
year until 1923 a bounty of £0 cents
was paid on 17,816 eagles. In 1923
the bounty was increased to $1.00 and
under the addtional price offered, 23,-
996 eagles have been killed. The rec-
ords thow that during the period from
1917 to September, 1926, bounties have
been paid by the Territory of Alaska
on 41,812 eagles. It was pointed out
that in all probability this does not
represent the total number killed, as
usually one out of every four shot
escapes to die a lingering death. The
board of directors of the National As-
sociation of Audubon Societies, by of-
ficial action, has requested the Presi-
dent to communicate with Alaskan
high officials recommending a repeal
of the bounty law on eagies in Alas-
ka until such time as a careful investi-
gation of its food habits can be made,
for it is felt that the eagle should have
his day in court.
New Method Prevents Skidding.
A new method of finishing the sur-
face of a paved highway. with. stone
screenings has heen devised to pre-
vent skidding. One of the first pro-
jeets of this kind is a 7.8 miles high-
way leading out of Mecdesto, in South-
ern California.
The original pavement was widen-
ed to 20 feet by cement concrete shoul-
ders placed on either side of the ex-
isting 15-foot base which was then
Don’t Get Up Nights
Nature's Danger Signal Relieved by Tenn.
Man. Wants Others to Know.
J. L. Church, Doeville, Tenn. says: ‘Had
to get up 10 to 12 times each night. Burn.
ing was almost unbearable. Passed much
blood and pus. Had no lasting results
until taking lithiated buchu (Keller Form-
ula.) I feel 100 per cent better. My friends
say ‘How much better you look.” Will tell
or write my experience to any one.”
Lithiated Buchu cleanses the bladder as
epson salts do the bowels. It is mot a
patent medicine. The formula is on the
bottle. The tablets cost 2¢ each at drug
stores. Keller Laboratory, Mechanicsburg,
Chie, Locally at C. M. Parrisb’s Drug
Store. {
surfaced with asphaltic concrete, av-
eraging two and one-half to four
inches in thickness were placed along
side the concrete shoulders.
The screenings used for top finish
were such as would pass through a
on- fourth-inch square screen with not
less than 90 percent of the total be-
ing retained on a standard No. 10
screen. The amount applied averaged
from ten to fifteen pounds per square
The cost for this seven and eight-
tenths miles of reconstructed highway
was $163,500.—“The Manufacturer.”
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United States Wasting Forest Re-
Wasting Forest Resources While
Importing Paper. The United States
produces only about half of the 3,500,-
000 tons of print paper consumed here
annually, and only a small portion of
wood pulp used in this production
comes from our forests. By far the
larger part of it is imported from
Canada and other foreign countries.
It is estimated that we waste an-
nually 8,000,000 cords of wood. This
takes into consideration the average
of 40 per cent. of the log in making
lumber, and the branches and small
trees left in the woods as unfit for
lumber purposes.
B. T. McBain, who has been con-
nected with the pulp and paper indus-
try for over 25 years, suggests that
the best way to make the United
States paper industry independent of
foreign countries, is to conserve this
terrific waste of our forest resources.
—“The Manufacturer.”
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—A clerk. in India was ill and un-
able to appear at work, so sent the
following note of explanation: “Kind-
ly excuse absence as body is sick and
covered with boils, as per drawing in
margin. N. B. As margin is snpall,
boils only half size.”
——The “Watchman” is the most
readable paper published. Try it.
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Neuritis. I have given this to thousands
with wonderful results. The prescription
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for the month of April
Closing Out Our Entire Shoe Stock
Ladies high Shoes, per pr. - 59c.
Our Table of Silks, Taffetas,
Messalines, Pongees and Moi-
ries. Sale price 89e¢. per yd.
Curtain Scrims and Marques
ettes 50c. and 60c. values at
20 ¢. per yd.
20% reduction on all Cur-
tains, Draperies and Cretons.
A wonderful assortment. Just
the things to help brighten up
the home at spring houseclean-
ing time.
- Ladies and Childrens low Shoes - $1.00
Mens and Boys dress and
work Shoes -
One lot, broken sizes -
One lot of Rugs, different sizes
Window Shades - -
Week-end Specials