Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 16, 1928, Image 3

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Door Mata
Bellefonte, Pa., November 16, 1928.
(Continued from page 2, Col. 6.)
world knows—if it cares to remember
that Barbare Lethbridge went on that
flight instead of Creasy. I am certain
that she always intended to go, and if
the accident never had happened she
‘would have gone just the same as
owner of the machine and as a lady’
not easily thwarted in any passionate
purposes. But this accident to
Creasy made things easier, and from
her point of view, I think, pleasanter.
I am indeed certain of it now, be-
cause of the scene that happened in
one of the sheds on the aerodome, of
which I was an eye-witness, against
my will,
When I arrived I found a small
group of press photographers stand-
ing disconsolately on the edge of the
field, staring at a solitary aeroplane
out there beyond the hangers.
“No trial trip today,” said one of
them gloomily. “And I missed my
breakfast—curse it all !”
“Have you any idea where I can
find Douglas Merton?” I asked.
He eyed me suspiciously, as though
I might be a rival reporter engaged
on a Scoop.
“He won't talk,” he answered
gloomily. “I suppose you've heard
about that accident to Creasy? Makes
us look rather foolish, so early in the
morning !”
It was one of the other men who
gave me the information I wanted.
He spoke very civilly.
“Merton is in that shed over there,
rather peeved with things, I fancy.
Lady Barbara Lethbridge is with
him. Came down to see the trial trip.
That’s her car, outside the shed.”
The door of the shed was ajar, and
as I went towards it I heard Bar-
‘bara’s voice clearly and distinctly.
«My dear, my dear, !” she cried.
«What matters at the journey’s end?
... It’s the beginning really. Either
way !”
Douglas Merton answered her. “Pm
funking it for your sake. I daren’t do
it. For pity’s sake, don’t ask me any
“I do ask you,” said Barbara.
“With my arms about you. With all
my love means 4
1 was stricken at having overheard
these words and walked away hast-
ily. The real meaning of ther was
not clear to me at the time. All that
I realized was a love-scene between
that woman of thirty-four and that
boy of twenty-four, to which I had
listened before - I had time to turn
away. That, and the word “funk”
from Douglas Merton.
Perhaps the boy had lost his nerve
for that adventure. Perhaps she was
trying to screw his courage up to an
enterprise which he guessed would
end in silence and the sea. Foolishly
I thought so, though now I know that
the only funk in his heart was for this
girl and her living beauty.
I dared not go and knock at that
half-opened door. I hung about be-
hind the sheds, moody and pitiful
about these two people—that boy es-
pecially—to whom love had come with
frightful temptation.
Presently across the aerodrome be-
tween the sheds I saw a movement as
though something were about to hap-
pen. Six or seven mechanics were
busy about the big aeroplane. Some
.of the press photographers and report-
ers were running towards it. One of
them with a movie camera was fixing
up his tripod. Others had assembled
outside the shed where young Merton
had been alone with Barbara. I hur-
ried towards them and saw those two
come out of the shed and speak to the
“Yes,” said Merton. “We've de-
cided to do the trial trip. But I don’t
know what all the excitement 1s
about. You fellows are a perfect
He spoke irritably and I saw that
his face was dead white with a dark-
ness under the eyes, as though he had
been without sleep for a week of
nights. =
Barbara was gay and smiling. She
jumped into the automobile and look-
ed like a boy in her airman’s kit.
heard her speak a few words to one
.of the reporters.
“We want to tell Mr. Creasy, poor
man. It will cheer him up to know
how his engine is behaving. That's
all he thinks about!”
“How far are you going this morn-
ing, Lady Barbara?” asked the rvep-
resentative of the Express.
She waved her hand airily. “Just
there and back again. A little spin.
Come on, Douglas!”
“Any room for me?” I asked.
They were amazed to see me, and
1 thought Barbara looked disconcert-
ed for a moment. Then she greeted
me in the friendliest way.
“Come on! Just in time to see 2
trial flight. Douglas is taking me up
for a trip.”
Merton sat between Barbara and
myself, and did not speak a word as
we drove over the grass to the aero-
plane. Two or three reporters mount-
ed the dashboards and rode with us.
Barbara tucked her hand under Mer-
ton’s arms, squeezed close to him and
talked across to me. :
“You heard of Mr. Creasy’s acci-
dent? Shocking bad luck! Who
gave you the tip to come today? It’s
awfully nice to see you....The en-
gine is running like a bird. The best
that ever was. A record breaker!”
“Yes, my dear,” I thought, “but all
those gay words don’t hide your se-
cret from me. This boy by my side is
conscience-stricken because of his
love for you. And you are utterly
disloyal to a very decent husband.
And I'm desperately sorry for both
of you.”
It was perhaps half an hour before
they started, but I had no chance of
a private talk with them until the
last moment. The reporters and
photographers crowded round and
young Merton was talking to his me-
Several times he took Barbara to
one side and spoke to her in a low
voice, as though trying to persuade
her not to make this trial trip with (
him. Even the reporters noticed that
something was the matter with him,
because of his extreme pallor and evi-
dent agitation.
“Something wrong with the engine,
I should say,” remarked a camera-
man. “Doesn’t care to risk it with-
out Creasy. I don’t blame him.”
“Been having a jag, more likely,”
was the bright suggestion of another
reporter. “The morning after the
night before. Nerves gone to blazes.”
“] was in the jolly old war,” said
another man. “I know blue funk
when I see it. That fellow is a shirk-
er. And if he’s like that on a trial
trip, how’s he going to face the big
gray sea? Not that I'm a little hero
“Oh, shut up!” I said angrily.
Lady Barbara was speaking again
to young Merton away from the
crowd. She put her hand on his arm
in an appealing way. And suddenly he
looked into her ‘eyes and then strode
away and came towards his mechan-
ics and gave some order.
A moment later he had climbed in-
to his seat and held out his hand to
help Barbara up.
“They're off!” shouted one of the
The camera-men were busy now.
Barbara stood up to let them get her
picture. She was smiling and radi-
ant. And on the other side of her was
young Merton, white-faced, and with
tightened lips.
I ran round to Merton's side and he
leaned over and spoke to me.
“You might look in at Cheyne
Walk. Tell the mater it’s all right—
There was the roar of the engine,
deafening with its quick explosions,
the rush of a great wind, which swept
my hat off, the scurry of that mon-
strous aeroplane across the field
until it left the ground and rose above
a belt of trees, like a giant albatross.
The squad of mechanics stood star-
ing after it. The reporters and pho-
tographers gathered together, talking
“Some power !”
“They’ll be back in ten minutes.”
“Better wait and see them make a
“Fifteen minutes, and thirty min-
utes and two hours. The reporters |
besieged the telephone boxes. And |
that afternoon, when I went back to
London, the newspaper placards had
three words at every street corner:
How it ended is written in history,
or at least in all the newspapers of :
the world, after days and nights when |
no news came; when a little woman
sat holding her husband’s hand in|
Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, pretending to |
be hopeful; when a middle-aged hus- !
band stormed and cursed and wept in
his study in South Audley Street;
when a little lady at the Lyric Thea- i
tre sang her part in the “Beggars |
Opera” and sobbed between the acts;
when false reports came from a dozen
different places off the coast of New-
foundland—until at last some fisher- |
men of Nova Scotia found the wreck- |
age of an aeroplane and the bodies of :
a man and woman, clasped together,
on some floating ice.
I remembered some words I had ov-
erheard and had no right to hear—Bar-
bara’s words to young Merton: “What |
matters at the journey’s end? . . .It’s
the beginning really. Either way !”
For the boy’s sake—accused of
funk, and of treachery to the man
who paid for his machine—I have
told what I know, with truth and pity.
—From Hearst’s International Cos-
mopolitan. |
Ex-Kaiser Still Signs
Himself “All Highest”
Amsterdam. — German visitors to |
the home of the ex-kaiser at Doorn
receive a card signed “by order of the
all highest,” according to “De Tele-
graaf,” in a spirited article condemn-
ing royalist intrigues. |
The article points out that Wiihelm
Hohenzollern abdicated the throne
and his rights ten years ago. It is
absurd, it continues, for Wilhelm to
continue to style himself “emperor
and king.”
“The practice may be nothing more
than harmless vanity, but it might be-
come a serious situation at any time,”
the article warns while calling upon
the Dutch government to see that Wil-
helm does not misuse the hospitality
extended to him. |
The cards are issued when visitors
sign the guest book.
Bars Small Girls }
New York.—Small girls are now
barred as public school teachers. Ap
plicants must be at least five feet
tall. Those under that height are pre-
sumed to lack commanding personal-
Edible Earth
Tokyo.—A strange edible earth
nitely exists on the slopes of the vol-
canic Mount Asama, near the popular
summer resort of Karuizawa.
Pretty Pet Skunk
Follows Small Boy
Berwick—It may have been a
tittle lamb that followed Mary
i to school one day, but it is a
skunk that follows six-year-old
William Grassley.
The boy stroked and fed the
animal when it was found, just
» tiny creature, in the cellar of
the Grassley home, and it be
came his inseparable companion.
Thoroughly domesticated, it
trails William about six inches
back of his heels.
Wherever he goes, so goes the
skunk, and there usually is a
crowd watching the perambula
tions of the lad with his strange
The animal is a particularly
pretty one.
i one below the vent, one on the tail,
—A series of cautions for the user
of lights in the poultry house is
found in the Ohio State poultry cal-
endar. They are as follows:
Grade and pen pullets according to
age, condition, and laying qualities, so
Sat each group may be properly han-
Excessive fall production makes it
hard to keep the flock in heavy pro-
duction during the winter.
Don’t use lights to produce more
than a 14-hour day. Excessive use of
lights means overproduction, followed
by a slump.
To avoid a spring molt, discontinue
lights slowly in the spring.
Use lights on breeders only after
January 1 to 15, in order to help them
back into production.
Don’t crowd production over 60 per
cent., otherwise the flock will become
thin and molt. .
Be regular in management and use
of lights.
Feed grain liberally when using
Always have feed and water avail-
able when lights are on.
Do not turn lights off too early in
the spring.
Do not stop feeding early and late
in the day when lights are finally
—Buckwheat is a pretty good fat-
tening feed for turkeys. Some prefer
barley and corn, however. Either
barley or oats, if mixed with butter-
milk and the hulls removed, would be
a preferable mixture. The buckwheat
has the objectionable quality of hav-
ing a woody, fibrous hull which is not
good feed. A mixture of all three or
four would do pretty well.
Some records sent in give the costs
of feeding one part ground oats with
hulls removed and two parts butter-
milk as being 6% cents per pound,
while the cost of feeding on equal
parts ground barley, oats, and corn,
with the oats and bariey hulls remov- |
ed and with the same relative amount ,
of buttermilk, averaged about the!
same. A mixture of 200 parts corn
meal, 100 parts ground oats, hulls
removed, 50 parts red dog flour, 3
parts tallow, 706 parts buttermilk, |
| averaged a cost of about 5 cents per | both
pound. |
Using equal parts ground oats and |
barley, hulls removed, one part beef
scraps and eight parts buttermilk, the | ___
cost was shown to be 4% cents per |
pound. Of course, these costs were
not figured lately, but the compari-
sons remain. The Cornell fattening .
ration of 100 pounds corn meal, 100 |;
pounds buckwheat middlings, 100:
pounds oat flour, 80 pounds beef
scraps, and one part charcoal, is con-
sidered, too, a very fattening ration.
—Sodium fluoride is one of the best |
substances to use for getting rid of |
chicken lice. It can be purchased at
almost any drug store. It can be ap-
plied by the “pinch” method, or by
mixing with four parts of tale or fine
dust and using a dusting can or by
making a dip. The pinch methods is
most commonly used. In this method
the hen is held in such a way that the
feathers loosen up and one pinch is
applied to the head, one on the neck,
two on the back, one on the breast,
one on each thigh and one on the!
underside of each wing. This appli- |
cation should be repeated in about
eight days so as to kill the lice that |
were in the egg form during the first |
Blue ointment is usually mixed with |
equal portions or grease. Three pea-
sized portions are rubbed into the |
feathers—one around the vent and the | f
other two under each wing. |
If head lice are present it is usual- |
ly better to apply some lard with 10
to 20 per cent. kerosene thoroughly |
-mixed with it or with 5 per cent. of |
carbolic acid.
—The watier of producing capons
for home :onsumption has not proper
emphasis. Everyone is aware of the
superiority of meat from unsexed
larger animals and as a rule such
male animals are never used unless
operated upon. But the fact that ca-
pon meat is as superior to rooste:
meat as steer beef is to bull beef is |
not generally realized. The farmer : fi
and poultryman should not be content |
with a low grade food stuff when it |
is very easily posible to have the best. |
The time will come, no doubt, when
we will insist on capon quality in;
fowls as much as we do npw for steer |
—The marketing season for tur-
i keys is from about the middle of No-
i vember to the last of December.
{ Confining turkeys during the fat-
tening season has not proved suc-
cessful. They will eat heartily for
| two or three days, but after this they
i will lose their appetite and begin to
{lose flesh rapidly. Naturally, they
| are wild birds and thrive only when
i they have access to open range. Dur-
abundance of feed on the average
| farm; however, it is advisable to give
them a small feed at night for the
| purpose of bringing them home to
roost. Grasshoppers and other in-
sects, weeds and grass seeds, green
vegetation, berries and grain picked
up in the fields and about go to make
up the turkey’s daily ration, and when
all these are plentiful they are in
splendid condition when the fatten-
ing season arrives.
. A satisfactory plan for fattening
is to begin by feeding small grain
night and morning, not enough at a
time but that the birds will walk
away still a little hungry, and grad-
ually increase the quantity, addin
some corn, until they are given al
they will eat three times a day. Along
at the close of the fattening season
corn, supplemented with fresh sour
milk, may constitute the full ration.
New corn may be fed safely provid-
ed the turkeys are gradually accus-
Home to it, otherwise scours may re-
Various kinds of nuts are a natural
fattening feed picked up by turkeys
on the range. In parts of Texas
many growers, properly situated, de-
pend solely on acorns for fattening
their turkeys, and when the mast is
lentiful the birds are marketed in
airly good condition.
upon which man might subsist indefi- | ne the summer and fall they find an.
Oh, Yes!
W.R. Shope Lumber Co.
Lumber, Sash,
Call Bellefonte 432
Doors, Millwork and Roofing
While prevalent in nearly every,
sections of the country, tularemia,
commonly called “rabbit fever” has
not as yet made its appearance in
Massachusetts or the other New Eng-
land States, and efforts were being
made to stop its entrance into this
The United States Public Health
Service has been cooperating with the
state public health department by
sending Dr. Edward Francis to tell
how the disease has spread from one
district to another.
It is seldom that a disease known
to be dangreous to the public health
can be actually kept from crossing
the borders of a State once it has
gained headway through large sec-
tions of the country. It appears,
however, in the opinion of health au-
thorities, that an opportunity has pre-
sent time to do just that thing with
respect to the introduction of tulare-
mia into the New England States.
The disease tularemia was discov-
ered quite accidentally in the course
of the routine examination of rodent
animals by Dr. G. W. McCoy, in the
Hygenic Laboratory of the United
States Public Health Service, in 1911.
The disease is known to market men
as “rabbit fever,” the fact being, as
the name indicates, that in this part
i of the country it is kept alive and
spread over extended areas largely by
wild rabbits.
There are two distinct types of the
disease—one affecting glands in the
neck or in other parts of the body, the
other resembling typhoid fever. In
forms, fever is a prominent
sympton and is likely to persist for 2
several weeks. Laboratory workers
handling rabbits have been found to
| contract the disease in the typhoid ’
form. It is not very fatal though oft-
| en serious.
Among 420 reported
deaths occurred. These include, how-
ever, only cases reported to the
, United States Public Health Service
and represent only a small proportion
of the cases which undoubtedly exist.
~The state department of conserva-
| tion has been aware for several years
that there has been a growing prob-
lem with regards to tularemia in this
State and has already taken steps to
prevent its importation through in-
fected cottontails, brought in for
breeding purposes.
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{ Philadelphia
Leave Saturday night Preceding
Leave Bellefonte ..10.00 P. M.
* Milesburg 10.10 P. M.
se Howard 10.29 P. M.
o Eagleville 10.36 P. M
“* Beech Creek 10.40 P. M.
oe Mili Hall 1051 P. M
“ West Philadelphia . 6.00 p.m. i
Pennsylvania Railroad §
) ...Reconditioned...
2] AT
Decker Chevrolet Company
Cars cannot be matched elsewhere for running |
condition and low price.
sportsman and family.
a big discount.
Just the Car for the
Down-payment very low:
monthly payments very small. If by cash you get
Ask for a demonstration to be convinced that
you are getting a bargain.
Listed below are the Cars that carry an “O.K.”
That Count.
1927 Chrysler Sedan all new tires
1926 Chevrolet Sedan fully equipped
1927 Chevrolet Landau Sedan fully equipped
1926 Chevrolet Touring runs like new
1926 Chevrolet Landau Sedan extra good shape
1925 Ford 2-door Sedan very good condition
1923 Oakland Sport Touring curtains like new
1926 Chevrolet + Ton Panel Body Truck extra good value
to the Farmers, Merchants, Huckster and Butcher
1923 Chevrolet Sedan all 31x4.40 Tires
1925 Chevrolet Coach extra good condition
1925 Chrysler Coupe cannot be compared with another car
of its type on the market - -
1926 Ford Roadster all Balloon tires, where needed we
.have a steel box at the same price
1925 Ford Coupe 5 wire wheels and balloon tires,
good condition at a very low cost
- 72.00
Cleveland Touring not a blemish all good tires not
a thing to be condemned on this car
1927 Ford Ton Truck, Ruxsteel Axle 6 tires like new,
truck is in perfect running condition “try it”
1926 Chevrolet Ton Truck reconditioned thoroughly, re-
painted, “Quality at low cost” -
1925 Ford Ton Truck Steel Cab and Body
absolutely ready for service
1924 2-Chevrolet Tourings, each
very low cost
We have other Cars not listed from $8 to $50
Spring and High Sts. Phone Bell 405 Bellefonte, Pa
P. L. Beezer Estate.....Meat Market
We have the Thanksgiving turkey
you want. It is a bird! It has
youth and the weight to meet your
requirements. Drop in our butcher
shop right away and select yours
from among the many we have for
other customers who depend upon
us for their choice turkeys, fowl
and meat cuts.
Telephone 667
Market on the Diamond
Bellefonte, Penna.
cases, 17
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Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices Ix
all courts. Office, room 18 Crider’s
Exchange. : 51-1y
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Promp
tention given all legal business s®-
trusteed to hiis care.
High street.
Offices—No. 5, East
M. KEICHLINE. — Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
fessional business will receive
prompt attention.
of Temple Court.
Offices on sccond floor
x G. RUNKLE.—Attorney-at-Law, Con-
sultation in English and Germai.
Office in Crider’s Exchange, Belle-
fonte, Pa. 58-3
Bellefonte State College
Crider’s Ex. 66-11 Holmes Bldg
S. GLENN, M. D. Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at his residence.
“AD. CASEBEER, Optometrist.—Regis-
c tered and licensed by the State
Eyes examined, glasses fitted. Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Frames replaced
and leases matched. Casebeer Bldg., High
St., Bellefonte, Pa. T1-22-t¢
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist, Licensed by
the State Board. State College,
every day except Saturday,
Bellefonte, in the Garbrick building op-
posite the Court House, Wednesday after-
noons from 2 to 8 p. m. and Saturdays 8
a. m. to 430 p. m. Bell Phone
We have taken on the line of
Purina Feeds
We also carry the line of
Wayne Feeds
Together with a full line of our own
Purina Cow Chow, 34% $3.10 per H.
Purina Cow Chow, 24% 2.80 per H.
Wayne Dairy feed, 32% 3.10 per H.
Wayne Dairy feed, 24% 2.80 per H.
Wayne Egg Mash - 3.25 perH.
Wayne Calf Meal - 4.25per H.
Wagner's Pig Pig Meal 2.80 per H.
Wagner’s Egg Mash - 2.80 per H.
Wagner's Dairy Feed 22% 2.50 per H.
We can make you up a mixture of
Cotton Seed Meal, Oil Meal, Gluten
Vaod 2d Bran. Protein 30%, $2.80
per H.
| Oil Meal, 84% - - - $3.10 per H.
' Cotton Seed, 43% - - 8.10 per H.
. Gluten Feed, 23% - 2.50 per H.
: Fine ground Alfalfa - 2.25 per H.
i Orbico 30-30, Mineral,
Fish, and Meat - - 4.25 per H.
| Orbico Mineral - - 2.75 per H.
| Meat Meal, 45% - - 4.25perH.
Tankage, 60% - =~ 4.25 per H.
| We have a full line of scratch feeds,
‘ mixed and pure corn chop, bran, mid-
dlings of the best quality on hands at
the right prices. >
Let us sell you your Cotton Seed
Meal, Oil Meal, Gluten and Bran to
go with your own feed. We will mix
same for five cents per H.
We will deliver all feeds for $2.00
per ton extra.
If You Want Good Bread or Pastry
C.Y. Wagner & Co.
66-11-1yr. BELLEFONTE, PA.
Caldwell & Son
Bellefonte, Pa.
and Heating
By Hot Water
Pipeless Furnaces
Full Line of Pipe and Fit-
tings and Mill Supplies
All Sizes of Terra Cotta
Pipe and Fittings
| Cnvetinty and Promptly Furnished