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Bellefonte, Pa., September 9, 1927.
Pine Seedlings Used for Making Beer.
Here's a new source of home brew
Mexican coal miners near Seanor,
Somerset county, have uprooted 18,-
000 evergreen trees, planted by the
State and carried them home for beer,
according to John W. Keller, Harris-
burg, chief of the extension bureau,
Department of Forests and Waters.
The discovery was made by Mr.
Keller while he was on an inspection
tour recently through the southwest-
ern part of the State that took him
to various plantations in the vicinity
of Seanor. He visited a plantation on
the property of a coal company, ex-
pecting to find a fine young stand of
two-foot pines. Instead he found a
Amazed, he called at the office of
the coal company to find out what
had happened to the trees. An offi-
cial of the firm said he had seen the
Mexican miners, who form a large
percentage of the employees at the
mine, carry huge armfulls of the
young trees to their home and that
the workmen used them to brew beer.
Those chaps will make beer out of
anything, and what's more, drink it,”
the official told Mr. Keller. The lat-
ter said he could take no action in the
destruction of the trees because the
mine has changed hands since the
trees were planted and the responsi-
bility for plantation lies only with the
owner at the time of planting.
“All we can do is laugh it off,” Mr.
The brew made from the pine seed-
lings is supposed to be similar to the
spruce beer in this section a genera-
tion ago. Two kinds ‘“hard” and
“soft” were made—hard for the
mounttaineers and soft for Fourth of
July celebrations.—Nanty-Glo Jour-
Give the Fish a Fighting Chance Says
Regardless of the fact that the city
vacationist disapproves of shortening
the trout season, this year again
proves that the last month of trout
season damages our streams more
than all the rest of the season.
Low, warm water, caused the trout
to seek smaller spring runs, of
deep holes where the water is cooler.
There they congregate in large num-
bers and become the prey of unseru-
pulous “sportsmen” who take them by
hook or crook.
Netting, fingering, liming, snatch-
ing, draining holes, spearng, all of
these illegal methods are beng used to
take trout. Earlier in the season the
water is too high and the fish too
widely scattered to make these prac-
Our streams will not stand this last
month of fishing. Comparatively few
trout are taken legally. On hot, sunny
days, the trout will not rise to the
fly, and the fisherman who demands
that the season be left open for his
vacation month, fishes all day without
success. He can see the fish, but they
won’t bite. Then he is tempted and
falls. He gets them illegally.
Close the season June 30th, or a’
least on July 15. Give the fish a
fighting chance.—Galeton Leader-
Getting On in Years of Usefulness.
The sixty-ninth year of instruction
at the Pennsylvania State College is
to start next Wednesday, September
i4, at formal exercises in charge of
President Ralph D. Hetzel. The en-
rollment will again be at capacity, the
3700 students expected during the
year including 1000 Freshmen. These
freshmen arrive at State College this
week-end to participate in the third
annual Freshman Week program, a
daily schedule of instruction in all
phases of college life and study which
the college has found to be a great
time saver in getting new students off
to a good start. There are no new
academic buildings to be opened and
only one major faculty change has
been made. Dr. David F. McFarland,
for seven years head of the depart-
ment of metallurgy in the school of
Mines, has been made acting-dean of
that school. E. A. Holbrook, former
dean, went to the University of
Pittsburgh on the first of September.
First Water Power Site Was Maine
America’s first water power site
was built on the Piscatauqua River,
at South Berwick, Maine, on the site
of the present Burleigh blanket mills,
reports the Pennsylvania Public Ser-
vice Information Committee. It was
in 1620 that Ferdinando ‘Georges ob-
‘tained a grant from the English
crown giving him the right to settle
and develop the territory from sea to
sea lying between the 40th and 48th
parallels north latitude. :
The grant, however, required him
to develoy water power and according-
ly, he constructed a log dam, erected
a grist mill and sent the meal to
England as proof that the terms of
the contract were being respected. The
water power site has been in continu-
ous use ever since and lately came
into public notice when the property
Fried Rattlers for Dinner.
When the closing day of the Penna.
State College nature study camp in
the Seven Mountains came this sum-
mer, the dinner menu included fried
rattlesnake. Students proposed the
formation of an organization to be
known as “The Den of Rattlers,” with
membership awarded to all camp
members who would partake of the
dish. Thirty students in the camp
immediately became charter mem-
bers of the Den, most of them women
students of nature education and
teachers of nature study in public
schools. Ten different States were
represented among the initiates to
this unusual organization. Members
of the Den likened the flavor of the
meat to that of chicken.
Penn State Education Students will
Spend 9 weeks in Johnstown.
Senior students in the school of
education at the Penna. State College
will spend nine weeks in observation
and teaching at the Johnstown high
school during the coming year. Two
groups will be in Johnstown during
the first term, the first, a section of 47
students, beginning their work Sep-
tember 12, and the second, of 44 stu-
dents, taking the places of the first
group on November 12. During these
nine weeks periods the students will
live in Johnstown and will be super-
vised in their work by a member of
the College faculty.
After the preliminary observation
work they will gradually take over
the functions of the teacher, assuming
full responsibility for all classroom
work and also supervise extra-cur-
ricular activities. Following their
stay in Johnstown they will return to
the college for an intensive profes-
sional course during the remainder of
The arrangements for this special
work were made possible through the
cooperation of the Johnstown school
board, Sam. J. Slawson, superinten-
dent of schools, and James Killius,
principal of the high school and voca-
tional director. The Johnstown high
school is modern in every respect and
particularly fitted for successful oper-
ation of the system, according to the
directors of the College school of edu-
Dog Training Starts Aug. 20th.
Owners of hunting dogs are anx-
iously awaiting the training season.
The Game Code provides that train-
ing of dogs shall begin August 20, the
hours being from one hour before
sunrise to 10 p. m., “when accompan-
ied by and under control of their
owner or handler.” Dogs may be thus
trained until the last day of February,
Sundays excepted, and provided the
dog owners or handler does not carry
a gun. “Under control” is hereby
defined to mean within call “except
when acting upon a trail or track of
legal game,” the Code says.
Dog owners are requested to be
particularly careful this training
season, because of the large number
of young rabbits noted in practically
every section of the country.
Quail are becoming more numerous
in this immediate locality and owners
of bird dogs are enthusiastic over the
outlook for the 1927 training season.
The quail are comparatively tame,
but the birds serve well for the
pointer who needs a little exercise
prior to the grouse season.
Texas Farmers Now Own Largest
Number of Cars.
Corn-belt States which for a num-
ber of years held the motor suprem-
acy of the country are now struggling
with the South for these laurels.
Texas in 1926 heads the list of States
having the most cars on farms, while
Iowa is in fourth place. The figures
are 285,276 and 220,000 respectively.
While Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas
were crowding the top rungs in re-
spect to the number of cars in pro-
portion to population, here the South
and Far West are coming to the fore-
front. Iowa ranks second in this rat-
ing with California taking first honors
and Florida coming into third place.
Nebraska and Kansas rank sixth and
seventh. The shift in the vosition of
the corn-belt States is not due to lack
of progress, because the numerical in-
creases in registration have continued.
Other States, however, which did not
get started as early, are now rushing
to the fore.
Garbage Can a Filthy, Unnecessary
With the best municipal garbage
collection, the garbage can is still a
filthy, ugly nuisance. Think of it—for
no more than the cost of a good radio
you can rid yourself of those daily
trips and banish the dangerous base-
ment rubbish pile in the bargain.
Nothing to wear out—an incinerator
lasts as long as the building. No up-
keep cost—no gas, coal or other fuel
All waste—not only garbage, but
tin cans, bottles, old magazines, wilt-
ed flowers and rubbish of all kinds—is
simply dropped into the handy hopper
door, in or near the kitchen. It con-
nects with your regular chimney lead-
ing to a combustion chamber in the
basement. Here the accumulation is
air-dried and lighted occasionally.
Metallic objects and other noncombus-
tibles are flame-sterilized for removal
with the ashes.
Why Game Is Wild
With the modern equipment a hunt-
er takes into the wilds, he may not
get any big game but you can bet
he’ll get all the big radio stations.—
Lessons Learned and Used
He has the best chance of success
who applies what yesterday's experi-
ence taught him to the doings of to-
But He Changed His Mind
When I have one foot in the grave
I will tell the truth about women,
teil it, jump into my coffin, pull the
Listener Always Popular
Always listen patiently to the opin-
fon of others; the chances are you
will derive no benefit therefrom, but
tt will please them.
Old Time Hard Luck
“Alas!” sighed Alexander, “the
world conquered and not a chance to
get into the movies.”—San Francisco
Few in the Latter Group
There are all kinds of people in the
world including those who really en-
joy after-dinner speeches.—Roanoke
RG PRCA WERT LT er
—The production of grain for the
cash market in 1927 is likely to prove
much less profitable than the selling
of it through good live stock.
—Remove Old Berry Canes.—Cut
the old wood out of the raspberry
plantings and thus get rid of a
sourca of disease for the new canes.
—>Sugar-cured Pork is Best.—
Sugar cure or sweet pickle gives a
superior flavor to pork over the plain
salt cure. The sugar counteracts the
astringent properties of the salt, mak-
ing the flavor sweeter and the meat
more juicy. es
Keep Books on Gardening—Some
gardeners are able to estimate fairly
closely the costs of growing different
crops, but very few have definite in-
formation on selling costs. This
phase of the industry desires closer
attention. Many gardners are paying
too dearly for the marketing of their
—Show Healthy Cattle Only.—
Showing at both local and State fairs
offers an excellent method of adver-
tising and helps in establishing a
market for surplus cattle. All animals
to be exhibited should be tuberculin-
tested and in good health. Selection
should be made on type and condition,
while vigor and good size for their
age also should be considered in choos-
ing the younger entries.
Stop Sticking Smut.—Sticking smut
(is the most destructive disease of
wheat in Pennsylvania. This smut
destroved more than a bushel of
wheat per acre on the average in
1926 and 1927. Good wheat mixed
with smutty grain is discounted 5 to
30 cents a bushel by grain buyers, and
often they refuse badly smutted
wheat at any price. Treating the seed
wheat with copper carbonate dust will
prevent stinking smut. Ask your
county agent for details.
—The life and value of farm imple-
ments can be greatly increased if
they be kept well painted. First
clean them well, using a scraper and
wire brush to remove rust. If dirty,
wash with water and, after drying,
clean all metal parts with gasoline to
Use any good metal paint, which
the local hardware man can supply,
for metal parts, 2nd a special pre-
pared paint for the wood surfaces. If
one coat isn’t enough, apply two, let-
ting 24 hours elapse between coats.
Wagons, racks, plows, disks and
similar implements profit by such
—A good way to break colts, if you
have plenty of time, is to begin by
putting the halter on the colt and then
turning it loose. After it becomes
accustomed to the halter, then put on
the bridle and turn loose. The next
step is to put on full harness and al-
low the colt to walk around loose in
the barnlot for a while. No halter
lead strap or hitch rein should be
allowed to dangle to the ground from
halter or bridle while on the colt’s
The colt can soon be driven around
singly with two lines, and before long
it can be hitched with another horse—
a gentle one—and both be driven
around the lot. Soon the two can be
hitched to a wagon and driven around
togethear. Before you know it, the
colt will be broken.
—Flies are so great an annoyance
to dairy cows during the summer that
milk production often is materially
decreased. However. a good fly spray
applied correctly will not only quiet
the cows but will also sober the tem-
per of the milker.
A good spray for this purpose can
be made from the folldwing ingredi-
ents: 4% quarts coal tar dip; 43
quarts fish oil; 8 quarts coal oil; 3
quarts whale oil; 1% quarts oil of tar.
Dissolve three pounds of laundry
soap in water, add the ingredients of
the spray and bring the whole up to a
30-gallon quantity with lukewarm
water. This spray will keep flies off
the cows and prevent the hair coats
from becoming harsh.
The cows should be sprayed twice
a day, in the morning after milking
and in the afternoon when in the barn
for silage or other green feed. With
a portable two-wheeled half-barrel
cart having a spray pump and nozzle,
two men can spray 40 cows in five
minutes. Thirty gallons of this mix-
ture will spray 40 cows twice a day
for ten days at a cost of 1 cent per
cow per day.
—Although stockmen know that a
horse’s teeth tell its age, they do not
generally know that the teeth of a cow
give similar information. That is
true even if the cow has no teeth in
her upper jaw.
At the time the calf is born it has
two temporary teeth and by the time
it is one month old all of the eight
incisors are visible. As the animal
nears two years of age the temporary
incisors commence to be replaced by
two permanent teeth. When it has
attained two years of age these two
incisors will be fully developed.
When from two and one-half to
three years old the permanent first
intermediates are cut and these are
full sized by the time the animal is
three years old. At three and one-
half years the second intermediates
appear and become fully developed at
the time the animal is four years old.
The fourth pair of incisor teeth,
known as the corner teeth, are re-
placed at four and one-half years. All
the permanent teeth are then in wear
when the animal is five yars old.
The first pair of incisors or pinchers
become leveled during the time the
animal is between five and six years
old. Both pairs of intermediates be-
come particularly leveled during this
period and the corner commences to
From seven to eight years the
pinchers become noticeably worn;
from eight to nine, the middle pairs;
and by ten years old, all the animal’s
teeth appear to be noticeably worn.
i After the animal is six years old the
arch in the contour of the teeth com-
mences to become less marked. It
may be found that the teeth are ar-
ranged in an almost straight line by
the advent of the animal’s twelfth
year. From the sixth to the twelfth
year the teeth become triangular in
cross section, distinctly separated,
| and show progressive wearing to
Look for a Later Frost.
William Westcott one of Indian
Hill’s oldest residents tells us that
he looks for a late frost this year. For
many years he has observed the wea-
ther and finds that when August is a
What Is a
People Are Learning the Value of Occa-
VERYONE knows that a lax-
ative stimulates the bowels. A
diuretic performs a similar function
to the kidneys. Under the strain of
our modern life, our organs are apt to
become sluggish and require assist-
ance. More and more people are
learning to use Doan’s Pills, oc-
casionally, to insure good elimina-
tion which is so essential to good
health. More than 50,000 grateful
users have given Doan’s signed rec-
ommendations. Scarcely a commu-
nity but has its representation. Ask
Stimulant Diuretic to the Kidneys
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FIRE LIFE ACCIDENT
BURGLARY PLATE GLASS
LIABILITY OF ALL KINDS
SURETY BONDS EXECUTED
Hugh M. Quigley
Successor to H. E. FENLON
cold month (like the present weather)
he rarely, if ever, saw an early frost.
From past experiences he does not
look for frost until late September or
the first of October.
Free SILK HOSE Free
Mendel’s Knit Silk Hose for Wo-
men, guaranteed to wear six
months without runners in leg or
holes in heels or toe. A new pair
FREE if they fail. Price $1.00.
YEAGER’'S TINY BOOT SHOP.
Whether they be fresh,
smoked or the cold-ready to
serve—products, are always
the choicest when they are
purchased at our Market.
We buy nothing but prime
stock on the hoof, kill and re-
frigerate it ourselves and we
know it is good because we
have had years of experience
in handling meat products.
Orders by telephone always receive
P. L. Beezer Estate
Market on the Diamond
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High street. 57-44
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J and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
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prompt attention. Offices on second floor
of Temple Court. 49-5-1y
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Crider’'s Ex. 66-11 Holmes Bldg,
8. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at his resi-
D. CASEBEER, Optometrist.—Regis«
tered and licensed by the State.
. Eys examined, glasses fitted. Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Frames replaced
and lenses matched. Casebeer Bldg., High
St., Bellefonte, Pa. 71-22-tf
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist, Licensed by
the State Board. State College,
ever day except Saturday,
Bellefonte, in the Garbrick building op-
posite the Court House, Wednesday after-
noons from 2 to 8 p. m. and Saturdays 9
a. m. to 4.30 p. m. Bell Phone 68-40
We Keep a full stock of Feeds on hand
at all times.
Wagner's 229% Dairy $48.00
Wagner’s 32% Dairy 5100
Wagner's Piz Meal.................. $ 2.60
Made of cotton seed meal,
gluten and bran.
FOR THE POULTRY.
Wagner's Scratch Feed..........e... 2.70
‘Wagner's Poultry Mash.............
We sell all of the Well Known Wayne
Brands of stock feed
Wayne's 329% Dairy.........cce0.. ee. .54.00
Wayne's 24% Dairy.........ceev.. . 50.00
Wayne's Horse Feed............0.0... 52.00
Cotton Seed Meal 43%..... reverse .. 50.00
Oil Meal 349% ... b58.00
Gluten, 239, 48.00
Bran ....... 38.00
Middlings .... 44.00
Mixed Chop 46.00
50% Meal Scrap 4.25
B00, Tankage......ccovcessrrnerinns 4.25
We are making a wheat food Breakfast
Cereal, 4lbs for 30c. Try it. Sold at all
Use “Our Best” Flour.
0. Y. Wanner & Go., ne
66-11-1yr. BELLEFONTE, PA.
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cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can not do in the most sat-
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consistent with the class of work.
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This Interests You
The Workman’s Compensation
Law went into effect Jan. 1,
1916. It makes insurance compul-
sory. We specialize in placing
such insurance. We inspect
Plants and recommend Accident
Prevention Safe Guards which
Reduce Insurance rates.
It will be to your interest to
consult us before placing your
JOHN F. GRAY & SON.
. Bellefonte 43-18-1yr. State College: