Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 22, 1927, Image 2

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Bellefonte, Pa., April 22, 1927.
I have to live with myself and so
I want to be fit for myself to know,
I want to be able as the days go by
Always to look myself in the eye.
I don’t want to stand with the setting sun. :
And hate myself for the things I've dob .'
I want to go with my head erect
I want to deserve all men’s respect
But here in the struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to able to like myself.
I don’t want to look at myselfr and know
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show,
I can never hide myself from me.
I see what others may never see
1 know what others may never know
I can never fool myself and so
Whatever happens I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.
Sally Kennedy worked in laces, and
Bella Grant worked in gloves. But
don’t turn the page over! I promise
not to limit myself to the purlieus of
the poor. Almost any minute now ru
bring in a millionaire.
Yes, Sally and Bella worked for
their living. Fancy! Amusing, what?
Never went to Newport, and were
ever so different from you who are
reading this story. Except in one es-
sential thing: like you, girls, they
were hunting husbands.
You see, the proper business of wo-
man is marriage. What’s that you
say? “Business” sin’t the proper
word? All right, dance right back
with me to Sally and Bella, adjust the
ear-phones, and listen in. Learn about
women from me.
“When you looked at Bella, you knew
that you were looking at the forty-
ninth State in the Union, the State of
Efficiency. From the back of her
shingled blond head to the tops of her
lizard-skin Perugia shoes, not for-
getting the sheer silk stockings and
the cunning little frock which hid the
nu-form brassiere, she was one hun-
dred percent lethal. For extra am-
munition, for shooting on the wing,
she carried, item, one pair fast black
eyes; item, one fast red lips; item--
but this is no course in anatomy.
‘Across the aisle stands Sally, in
laces. Sally wasn’t TNT, like Bella.
She never tucked her victims away
with one punch, as Bella did. But, by
the same token, she dealt out more
Punishment. ’
Black hair—you didn’t know until
you saw it in the sunlight that it held
a bronze shimmer; blue eyes that
laughed at you until, silly you, you
tried to make them laugh with you;
lips that never said, “No,” but always
said, “No-0-0,” ending with a rising
questioning inflection that drove you
daffy, a voice that was soft and coo-y.
Thirty-two around the hips, twenty-
four around the waist, thirty-four
around the bust, and one-piece bathing
suit, where is they sting?
Girls, meet my readers.
shake hands with Bella and Sally.
“You always talk as though you ex-
pect to wind up on Fifth Avenue,”
Sally was saying.
“Then I'd better correct my speech,”
said Bella. “I don’t want any false
impressions to get around about me.
Park Avenue, Sally, Park Avenue.”
“Well, it’s all the same.”
Bella smiled pityingly. “I don’t
think you’ve profited much by associa-
tion with me.”
“If you mean,” retorted Sally, with
the least bit of tartness in her soft
voice, “that I haven't a lot of silly
ideas about where I belong—"
Bella snapped her exquisitely mod-
eled fingers. “Wake up, you're com-
ing out of ether, dearie. Who ever
told you that anyone belongs any-
where they can get away from?
guess that if a man can climb from
office boy to head of the business, like
men do all the time, a good-looking
girl can step from a glove counter to a
limousine.” :
Sally shrugged her shapely should-
ers. “Oh, if you mean——"
“Pussy, pussy,” said Bella. “You
know perfectly well that I don’t mean
anything I'd feel like telling at a re-
vival meeting. I'm just as keen for
having the minister in on the ground
floor as you are.”
“But if you'll only marry a million-
“He’ll have to have more than
dough, asserted Bella. “I could have
annexed a bank-account more than
once. But the man I marry will have
to know the right people.”
“And all I want is to be happy,” de-
clared Sally.
“Well, a couple of millions needn’t
add to a bride’s misery,” chuckled
Bella. “Don’t be foolish, Sally. The
wise girl looks upon marriage as a
cold business proposition. You can’t
be happy without dough. Don’t kid
yourself. In marriage, as in every-
thing else, the really important thing
is money.”
“I don't believe it,” said Sally stub-
“Well, after you've seen me work,
maybe you'll change your mind,”
laughed Bella. “What are you doing
tonight 7” :
“Jimmy Prentiss is taking me to the
movies,” answered Sally.
“Who do you mean? The boy in
the bookkeepers’ office 7”
Sally nodded.
she said defensively.
“You aren't a bit soft there, are
“Not a bit,” replied Sally. “He just
happens to be pleasant.”
“Well, you quit being pleasant.
Girls like us should only travel around
with men who know the kind of men
that would make desirable husbands;
with men who take you to places
where the husband kind can see you
and be seen by you. Just send a note
to the Prentiss lad and tell him that
you'll have to call off the date tonight.
_ Girlie, you're stepping out into so-
Have you ever had a dream come
true? Unless 7% have, you wo
all comprehend the thrill that
experienced that night. For Sally was
“He’s a nice boy,”
has dreams in which luxury figures
Don’t think that Sally had never
been to anything better than a movie,
or that her swains dined her only at
lunch-counters. Many a clerk, anx-
ious to impress—clerks, you see, are
just like you and me—had spent half
a week’s salary on taxicabs, dinner
and theatre. But when you know all
the time thst the party is as unusual
. the boy-friend as it is for your-
‘you lose a lod of kick. :
nry Allex Sturtevant and Mabie
ew class written all over
ai neither of them felt that
2 a shop-girl out on a party was
. .« pdecension. Much as 1 hate to
++ ite a canon of art, there will be no
'* .ains in this piece.
To begin with, there was the car.
turn to the back of this magazine and
| read the advertising pages, and you’ll
mow about it. The chauffeur was in
very. He was, if anything, better-
3 Mooking than his employer, Hunnewell,
or Sturtevant, Bella’s gallant.
The young men called at Bella's
rooming-house, where the two girls
had spent a delirious hour in prepara-
tion. _
Two good-looking boys, well-man-
nered, well-dressed; both of them
proud of having such pretty girls to
squire; and Sturtevant obviously head
over heels in love with Bella. And
young Hunnewell was properly im-
pressed with the charms of Sally. An
auspicious start.
The liveried starter at Raoul’s, that
most fashionable restaurant on Park
Avenue; the quiet corner; the candles
and flowers; the funny little round
things that looked like the shot your
little brother used to use in his air-
rifie; the melon, the guinea-hen, the
alligator-pear, the orchestra that was
simply divine, the luster of the pearls,
the hard brilliance of the diamonds,
the signing of the check instead of
the vulgar production of money.
Then the big car again, with the
handsome chauffeur, and the ride
across town to the new revue.
Sally couldn’t have told you a single
thing that happened on the stage.
Hunnewell managed to exchange a
word with Sturtevant. “All that you
said and more besides,” he whispered.
And Sturtevant, immersed in love,
grinned as he went down for the third
Again the car, with the driver who
so deftly held the door open; the sup-
per ciub, crowded with celebrities who
the boys knew. Introductions, vre-
quests to dance, champagne. .
In Bella’s room, the girls looked at
each other. “Well, dearie, does it
beat going out with bookkeepers?”
asked Bella.
Sally sighed dreamingly.
tainly was a lovely evening.”
“Luscious,” improved Bella. “And
that Hunnewell boy was certainly
sunk without warning.” ;
“Myr. Sturtevant deesn’t dislike you
much,” smiled Sally.
Bella ceased manipulating the cold-
cream.~ “While we were dancing the
lad came through.”
“Bella!” shrieked Sally. “You don’t
mean it!”
“1’d like to know why I don’t mean
it,” said* Bella cooly. “I went after
that boy with everything I had. He
i knew right off that it was wedding
| bells or nothing, and he didn’t want
‘nothing. That lad has almost a mil-
lion of his own, and he’ll inherit six
or seven more when a flock of invalid
jaunts are gathered to glory. Park
| Avenue, Newport—and, Sally, if you
‘play your cards right, there isn’t any
reason in the world why you can’t
land Mabie Hunnewell.”
“Don’t be silly,” said Sally.
“What’s silly about it? You don’t
| realize what a little peach you are.
| Mabie tumbled all the way. Henry
| was laughing about it. Didn’t Mabie
itry to date you up?”
| Sally blushed becomingly. “Yes, he
| did,” she admitted.
Something in her voice alarmed
Bella. “You weren’t dumb-bell enough
i to turn him down, were you?” she de-
“No, not exactly. I said I'd love to
| go motoring with him.”
“Shrewd little girl,” complimented
Bella. “That’s exactly how I got Hen-
Ty interested.”
| “Do you love Henry?” Sally asked.
| “I'ma poor girl and there are cer-
| tain luxuries I can’t afford,” chuckled
Bella. “Henry has the things I want;
| he wants me. It looks like a fair ex-
' change, doesn’t it?”
“But how can you be happy if you
don’t love him?”
“Watch me,” said Bella.
Two days later the department store
was rocked to its fifth basement, tin-
ware and notions, by the marriage of
Bella Grant to Henry Allen Sturte-
vant. And two days later Bella, now
Mrs. Sturtevant, dropped into the store
to say good-bye to her old friends,
and also to accept that adulation
which is a winner's meed. Bella was
a living encouragement to all girls
who by the accident of fate were de-
nied limousines, royal suites on the
Paris, and all the other things that go
with wealth.
“You look perfectly sweet,” said
Sally to her former chum.
“I ought to,” chuckled Bella. “The
shoes cost sixty-five, the stockings
twenty-four, the dress three hundred,
and the fur coat seven thousand.
“And you do look happy,” said Sally.
“] am. That boy husband of mine
gave me a check book this morning
and told me when the first fifty thous-
and was gone to let him know. Hap-
py? Who wouldn’t be?”
Sally shyly lowered her eyes. “And
you love him, don’t you?”
Bella tickled her on the chin. “I
don’t mind him. I've made a most
successful marriage.”
Mabie Hunnewell was no slow work-
er. On the day that the Sturtevants
sailed for Europe, he dropped in at
the lace counter and invited Sally to
the theatre. She preferred a motor
ride out into the country, she told him.
It was an odd preference, for winter
had not ended. However, the car was
warm, and one could stop at a road-
house for a bite and a dance. Every
night for a week Hunnewell took her
riding. Then he was called West on
some business. Regretfully he told
Sally this. Ae
“It cer-
a normal girl, and any normal girl |
i ey,” said Bella.
“But I wish you'd consider my car
yours,” he said to her. He spoke to
the driver. “John, I want you to have
the car around at Miss Kennedy's ad-
dress every evening at six. On Sun-
days be there at whatever time in the
morning she wishes. Understand?”
“You bet I do,” replied the chauf-
feur, a trifie more enthusiastically
than was becoming to a liveried ser-
The Sturtevants landed in Paris.
But the Riviera, the new car, the
jewels and the clothing didn’t seem as
important as they had seemed at first.
Of what charm was the daintiest
apartment in the best hotel in Eu-
rope if you shared it with someone
you didn’t love?
Quarrels followed upon disagree-
ments, and intoxication followed the
“Why shouldn’t I drink?” demand-
ed Sturtevant. “You don’t care a hoot
what I do.”
A nice boy, Sturtevant, a nice boy
and a gentleman, but gentility will
not stand the strain of deception for
very long.
“That’s right, accuse me once again
of having married you for your mon-
“What did you mar-
ry me for? For my good looks, for
my pretty figure. Well, you got them,
didn’t you ?”
“And you got my money,” sneered
Sturtevant. “We might have made a
deal and not bothered with matri-
Soon the whole world knew that the
Sturtevant marriage had gone on the
But Bella, her face hardened, de-
fiance in her manner, carried on. Des-
pite her husband’s notorious infideli-
ties, he was her husband. She made
it clear that she would not divorce
him, and that she would not permit
him to get a divorce. Moreover, there
was to be a child.
The baby was born in Paris a year
after the marriage. But its advent
and the wave of love which went out
to it from the young father did not
reunite the couple. To Bella the child
was an additional hold upon the mil-
lions of its father.
And she did nothing which could
jeopardize that hold. A pretty cool
proposition was Bella. She had what
she had thought she wanted, money
and a foothold in sciety. With each
month she grew cooler and harder.
At length they returned to New
York. The week after their arrival,
Bella went down to the department
store. Sally Kennedy was no longer
there, but one of the girls knew her
address. Yes, Sally had married a
few months after Bella had gone
abroad. Her name was Jackson, and
her address was away up-town.
Half an hour later Bella stepped out
of her car and walked up three flights
of stairs to the Jackson apartment.
ue rang a bell and Sally opened the
A little plumper than in the days
when they had worked in gloves and
laces was Sally now. Her hands, that
had been so soft and smooth, were
reddened and roughened now. But
her sweet smile was as gently brave
as ever.
“Bella!” she cried.
still in her voice.
“Sally!” The gurgie had gone from
Bella’s voice; it was coldly metallic
now. “Why didn’t you teli me you
were married?”
“Didn’t know where you were,” re-
plied Sally.
“Don’t you ever read the newspa-
pers?” asked Bella.
“Except the bargains, not at all,”
laughed Sally. “If you're taking care
of two babies, doing the cooking and
laundry, you don’t have much time for
Bella sat down. “Babies?” she
“Surest thing you know,” laughed
Sally. “Two years old, best-looking
twin boys you ever saw. Sound asleep
now, but if you’ll tiptoe in I'll let you
look at them.”
Bella tried to be enthusiastic, but
her voice, was dull, and she did not
linger long in the room. Once again
in the living-room she sat down.
“Sally, why didn’t you marry Hun-
newell? My Lord, with your looks
and an opportunity like that, you
should have made a wonderful mar-
riage,” said Bella. She was not
aware of her brutal implication; mon-
ey has that effect, sometimes.
“I did; indeed I did,” retorted Sally.
Bella rose; she gesticulated im-
patiently. “A walkup flat in the
Bronx; no servants; your own cook-
“And my own babies that I care for
myself,” said Sally defiantly. “And
my own husband, whom I love more
than any woman ever loved a man,
and who loves me—well, ask him.”
A big, good-looking chap, in dark
gray uniform, burst into the room.
He flung a hat upon a chair with one
hand, and with the other swept Sally
from the floor. It was the embrace of
lovers whose passion has not been
cooled by domesticity,
Sally, fiery red now, released her-
self. “Jack, this is my old friend,
Mrs. Sturtevant. She used to be Bella
Grant, who worked in gloves when 1
was in laces.”
The young husband smiled at the
visitor. “What'd ever forget a peach
like Mrs. Sturtevant?” he laughed.
“And I seem to remember you,” said
“Sure, I drove Hunnewell’s car.
You were out in it with Sally a cou-
ple of nights before you were mar-
Sally stood close to her husband.
“That’s why I accepted the use of Mr.
Hunnelwell’s “car,” she explained.
“The minute I saw Jack I fell in love
with him, and I rode with Mr. Hun-
newell so I could look at Jack.”
Driving away from the apartment-
house—call it tenement, if you will—
Bella Sturtevant put her face in her
hands, and the slim shoulders, still
exquisite, shook with sobs. For she
had found out that while the business
of women is marriage, the business of
marriage is love.—By Arthur Somers
Roche.—In the “Cosmopolitan.”
nmap ——_—— A ———
——Save your tickets and get one
of the free porch rockers given away
by the Bellefonte merchants, 15-1
The coo gk
Springtime is whitewash time, and
with outbuildings that need a “dress-
ing up” inside and out will find white-
wash much more economical and often
more practical than oil paint, accord-
ing to the National Lime Association.
buildings, the best results are obtain-
ed when the work is done in clear, dry
weather. The surface to be treated
should be cleaned of dirt, scales or
other loose material by brushing well
with a clean, stiff brush, or by first
scraping and then brushing. The fin-
al results and the increased life of the
new coating will more than compen-
sate for the time and care required to
be sure that the surface is in good aog-
Special care should be taken to re-
move all loose material from the sur-
faces of old buildings that have pre-
viously been whitewashed, since if the
old whitewash is scaly there will be
no solid surface to which the new coat-
ing can adhere. Before applying the
fresh coat,
dampened so that the fresh whitewash
will usually chalk and rub off rather
In using whitewash for interiors,
the walls and ceilings, if previously
whitewashed or caleimined, should be
washed off with a cloth or sponge and
hot seraper if necessary, and the wall
well washed. Nail holes and cracks
parts hydrated lime, or lime jutty, and
enough water to make a thick paste.
flush with the rest of the plaster.
Whitewash must be applied thin.
application is so thin that the surface
to which it is applied may be easily
seen through the film while it is wet.
The coating will dry opaque, however,
and the thin coat will give better re-
sults than a thick one. The whitewash
should be spread on evenly and as
quickly as possible.
The Forest Fire is a Sure Sign of
Spring—Gov. Fisher.
Governor Fisher, upon having his
attention called to the fact that sev-
eral forest fires have occurred al-
ready this spring said “One of the sur-
est signs of spring is the forest fire.
This is a serious admission to make at
this stage of the development of the
human race for most of these fires are
man made.
Pennsylvania is making rapid
strides in the control of forest fires
but much be done. The
forest officers cannot be expected to
watch each of the thirteen million
acres of forest land nor to follow ev-
ery one of the millions of people who
go in or near the woods on dry, hot
spring days. The prevention of
forest fires is an individual respon-
sibility laid upon each citizen by so-
ciety and the sooner the individual be-
comes fire conscious and assumes his
personal share of the burden, the
sooner will the problem be solved and
the sooner will the hills of the Com-
monwealth produce valuable crops of
Care with fire in or near the woods
means more than care with burning
elimination of careless handling
camp fires, brush burning and every
fire in the open. It means care in
preventing the escape of sparks from
engine stacks and ash pans. It neans
care on the part of the farmer, camp-
er, tourist, fisherman, lumberman,
railroader and hiker. The control of
fires means the prevention of forest
fires. Each one of us can be more
careful with fire.”—Houtzdalz Citizen.
Black Walnut Lumber.
With the growing popularity of
black walnut furniture and the in-
creasing use of ply wood or veneer by
the manufacturers, the Forests Serv-
ice, United States Department of
Agriculture, points to the great de-
mand for high grade walnut logs suit-
able for this use.
Logs suitable for cutting into ve-
neer, to bring a price of from $150
to $200 a thousand board feet at the
mill must be 18 to 24 inches in diame-
eter at the small end and practically
clear of defects. Larger logs of good
quality naturally bring higher prices,
but smaller logs of fair quality
generally do not bring more than
about $100 a thousand board feet at
the mill, according to the department.
Logs at the mills bring higher prices
than logs in the woods or delivered at
a shipping point, as freight is a very
large item of cost. The value of
standing timber, says the Forest Ser-
vice, depends greatly on the distance
from the mill to where it is to be con-
verted into timber or veneer. The
price for standing walnut trees is
about $50 a thousand board feet less
on the average than at the mill.
Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1459-F, “Sell-
ing Black Walnut Timber,” gives more
detail on prices and may be obtained
from the Forest Service, United States
Department of Agriculture, Washing-
ton, D. C.
I ——— A —————————
Doom of Trousers Seen by Viennese.
Adolph Loos, a Viennese Beau
Brummel, believes that the days of
the long trousers are numbered. He
advanced his ideas befor= a large au-
dience at a Berlin fashion show and
got a big hand.
He predicted that in the near fu-
ture long pants would be replaced by
knee breeches and that stiff collars
would be relegated to the scrap heap.
The speaker’s advecacy of a more
colorful and variegated male attire,
with even such 18th century furbelows
as laces and embroideries, was also
received with serious approval.
Herr Loos explained how all men’s
fashion had evolved froza 18th century
England and had been greatly in-
fluenced during the 19th century by
the practical Scotch clothes, especially
for walking and mountain climbing.
The day was not far off, he concluded,
when men would vie with women in
tasty color schemes, graceful lines
and claborate hosiery and footwear.
many suburban and country places
In whitewashing the outside of |
the surface should be ;
should be filled with a mixture of four |
one part of plaster of Paris, with
This paste should be forced well into
the holes and carefully smoothed off ;
Awake, thou wintry earth—
| Fling off thy sadness!
' Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
: Your ancient gladness.
: Christ is risen.
—When we see the two women to-
' gether and say of one, “She is a lady,”
and of the other, “She is not a lady,”
it is because of some elegant restric-
tion in the movements or manners of
ithe former that we have observed
| that we compliment her thus. For a
lady is recognized, not by the things
i she does, but by the things which she
i does not do.
| Elegance, after all, is a process of
| restriction and rejection, and the wo-
man who is most elegantly dressed is
cne who does few things in order to
appear so. When one woman wishes
to praise the elegant taste of another
[ “Mme. So-and So does not thus and
| so,” rather than, “Mme. So-and-So
does thus and so?”
Simplicity is the best background
for a woman’s own charms. It does
. not compete with her; it cannot de-
| tract; it is always there to confirm
all that she does or says that is ele-
gant and individual. It is true that
simplicity is articulate in all my crea-
tions, and I have found that the wo- |
men with the best taste always pre-
fer this note.
“The skirts are from one to two
, inches longer, lace is more in evidence
and embroidery less, tucks and pleat-
ing more and the waistline is certain-
ly being slowly raised.”
—In a season when the silhouette
i gree, when lines remain the same and
the sports ensemble fills nearly every
need of the elegant woman, one is
amazed to find that even so there are
more new things under the sun than
ever before, for the eye of the coutur-
ier has been turned toward detail,
subtle effect of color and exquisite tex-
| woman, does she not usually say, !
The best results will be secured if the | refuses to change in any marked de-
—Stakes, trellises, plant supports,
and such material for the flower gar-
Jen should be constructed and paint--
—Cleanliness, sunlight, fresh air,
and disinfectants are important fac-
tors in farm sanitation.
—Every Monday night at S o'clock:
radio talks by agricultural specialists
are given from the Pennsylvania State -
College broadcasting station, WPSC,.
261 meters wave length.
—The farmer who repairs farm ma- -
chinery, cleans grain, shells sced corn,
cleans and oils harnesses, and makes
| portable hog houses now, nuts himself
ahead of the driving duties of spring.
—Apil 24 to 30 will be observed as:
American Forest Week. Judicious
plantings of trees should be made by"
all and protective measures should
{ again be emphasized. Every tree is
a precious possession. Let's treat it.
as such.
—The, spray machinery should be
gone over and carefully inspected.
Worn parts should be replaced or at
least replacement parts secured. After -
the sprayer gets into the field, it will
be too late to order new valve seats,
hose, nozzle discs, ete.
—When the early warm days have
cleared the snow off the ground it is
time to begin cleaning up all rubbish
accumulated during the winter months.
Paper, broken limbs and twigs, old
leaves, and other trash which may -
have gathered on the premises should
be cleared away.
, —Cows about to freshen should be
given special care and attention. A
mash made with hot water and wheat -
bran to which a little salt has been
added is excellent just before and af-
ter freshening. Feed the mash at blood
temperature. For at least a day after -
give only warm water to drink.
1 Re
| —Depressions may be removed from
ture of fabric; new combinations of lawns in two ways. In the first, care-
texture, chiffon with kasha, jersey fully take up the sod for several feet
with satin vary the aspect of the mode. beyond the limits of the depression,
As many as three tones of the same Place good top soil in the depression,
color are often combined in one frock, ' tamp it well and replace the sod. In
and harmonizing shades of different the other method place not more than
colors, rose with mauve, for instance, ' 8 to 3% inches of top soil over the ex-
are seen in every type of dress from isting grass and sow grass seed. The-
tobacco and matches, it means the
of |
the sports to the evening gown.
The tuck and the pleat appear in
many instances in the same model, the
tuck running horizontally in the
blouse, the skirt pleated vertically.
Whole dresses are finely pleated.
Worth shows an afternoon frock of
navy silk mousseline, completely
pleated from yoke line to knee in two
tiers, the pleating made to conform
to the favored silhouette by well-
placed bonds of smocking.
A pleated dress from Jane Rengy is
shirred from the waistline to well be-
low the hips and pleated the rest of
the way. Flouncings remain in about
the same degree of favor, beige is
equally popular as a color, bois de rose
more so and all the crepes hold their
own bravely and beautifully, and silk
mousseline is enjoying the most hon-
ored place it has ever attained.
The summer prints
liant colors and large patterns and
more often than not are bordered.
A new and effective trimming is
achieved by applique of tiny squares
of crepe de chine in various colors in
"a checkerboard design on a dress of
neutral tinted crepe de chine, beige
or gray. Applique of contrasting
materials, satin on kasha, crepe de
chine on jersey are zlso good.
The ensemble grows in importance
and is frequently made up of more
. separate pieces than heretofore, one
| costume consisting of skirt, blouse,
sweater, topcoat and scarf.
—When laundering doylies, lunch
sets or any article with lace or scallop
| edge, instead of ironing, pin each scal-
lop (while wet) with discarded phono-
graph needles as they neither bend
dle would do. They can also be used
for putting the back on framed pic-
tures.—Philadelphia Record.
The first important step in making
a home beautiful is the selection of
proper pictures for different rooms.
The formal parlor has gradually dis-
appeared from the average American
companionable living-room, where the
family congregate and receive friends.
Pictures chosen for it should, there-
fore, be of general interest. Family
portraits and photographs of friends
are decidedly out of place.
The casual caller should not be re-
quired to sit and gaze at intimate
pictures; personal pictures have a
more fitting place in the privacy of
bedrooms. Reproductions of good
paintings of the original paintings
themselves are always in good taste
for the living-room.
Selections for the dining-room will
readily suggest themselves; pictures
of good cheer, of convivial gatherings,
of animals and hunting scenes are
—Far better than either the felt or
quilted silence cloth is the one of as-
bestos. This cloth protects the table
top, not only from the spots made by
hot dishes, but also from stains and
damage done by hot liquids being
spilled. The cloth is waterproof as
well as heatproof. It is, of course,
lintless and is finished with a neat
binding. It is made. in halves, each
consisting of three strongly bound and
hinged sections. It ‘does not warp,
and may be folded and put in the side-
board drawer when not in use.
One cup of molasses, one-half cup
of butter, three and one-third cups of
flour, two level teaspoons of baking
powder, two teaspoons of ginger and
one and one-half teaspoons of salt.
Boil the molasses for about two min-
utes and pour over the butter; stir
well. Sift thoroughly the flour, bak-
ing powder, ginger and salt and add
to the melted butter and molasses,
stirring carefully. Chill, roll on a
well-floured board as thin as possible,
using a small part of the dough at a
time. Cut in shapes and bake in a
moderate oven,
bear in bril-
nor break as any ordinary pin or nee-
home, leaving in its place the mote’
oh, grass plants will grow through the
—Alfalfa seed is lower in price than.
clover, so it is advisable to mix some
with the clover this spring. Sow two-
thirds of the regular rate of red clov-
er with 8 to 15 pounds of alfalfa per-
acre. Northwestern-grown seed is
| good for most parts of the State, and
. Canadian Variegated is adaptable to-
! the northern sections. Be sure ‘o in-
—Without clean chicks at the start,
one cannot expect to be successful in
raising healthy birds to maturity, ev-
en though every precaution is taken.
to insure sanitary environment.
, Chicks should be obtained from select-
, ed, - disease-free flocks of hens, pref-
erably those tested for baccilary
white diarrhoea. Heavy mortality is-
likely to result for the first few days
if the parent stock is infected with
this disease.
—The broody hen loses a great deal”
of time from her laying duties. Usual-
ly it amounts to three or four weeks,
and if not broken ip immediately she-
wastes a lot more. The average num-
ber of days lost by a broody hen runs:
from 30 days for Leghorns to 58 days
for Rhode Island Reds, according to-
poultry specialists of the Pennsylvania
State College. This loss may be over-
{come by removing the hen the first
' night she gees on “he nest, putting her-
in a coop either alon: or with other
broody hens, and feeding her a l1ying
mash, clean water, and green feed.
{ —Rotted manure has its place in:
certain forms of soil enrichment but-
it should be remembered that manure-
cannot rot without a distinet loss in:
| fertility elements. A ton of rotten
manure may represent anywhere from-
a ton and a half to two tons of fresh
| manure, depending on how long the
, rotting has been going on. For the-
quick starting and rapid growth of
trucking crops farm waste in well-rot-
ted form is commercially helpful sfnce
a few days’ difference in getting the
truck to market may make a great
difference in the price received for it.
But in the case of dairy and general
farming the best place for manure to
rot is under the soil. The fertility
elements which the rotting releases:
are then taken up by plant roots or
otherwise conserved. There is never:
any loss when manure rots under--
—Rapid development has taken:
place in the seed potato industry in:
Pennsylvania in recent years and
every sign at present indicates a con--
tinuance of this progress, stated W.
A. McCubbin, Bureau of Plant Indus-
try, before the Pennsylvania Potato
Growers Association at its recent an-
nual meeting. If our State is to take
full advantage of this progress, he:
continued, we must keep close touch
with the trend of development and’
supply such help and guidance and
foresight to, the movement as will’
bring to the State the greatest bene--
Among the points in seed potato:
certification brought up in this con-
nection for the consideration of the-
Association were: the trend toward:
the use of white-skinned Rurals (Rur--
al New Yorker); the need for the pro--
vision for breeding, of wart-immune-
seed potatoes; the desirability of local’
sources of Spaulding Rose seed for:
use in the potato wart quarantine dis-
tricts; selection of the best strains of"
Rurals from the standpoint of yield
as well as disease freedom; the study"
of potato virus diseases especially as:
these affect the widely grown Rural
types; methods for improvement of
seed fields by the practice of some-
form of systematic selection; the grad-
ual improvement of seed certification
standards; and the study of the most
successful marke ting methods for cer--
tified seed.