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(© by D. J. Walsh.)
O YOU know, Dora,” Mrs.
Archer said, pointing ex-
citedly to a small yellow
handbill she had in her
hand, “that there’s to be an auction,
over on Miller avenue at one o'clock
this afternoon? A family by the nume
of Carter are selling everything they
have. They are going away, 1 guess.
1 called Mary France and she said the
Carters had only been housekeeping
a few years and their things ought to
be as good as new. She said she
‘would be ready to go when we came
by. I want you to go with me—you
can, can’t you?”
« &why, I don't know,” said Mrs. Fris-
‘by doubtfully, “I Laven't much money
I can take, I bought so much at that
auction last week that I've been short
of housekeeping money all this week.
f've had to crimp awfully and Jack
asked me this morning if he was to
expect corned-beef hash and rice pud-
ding again today. I don’t know why
he said that, seeing I've only served
it—let me see,” and she thoughtfully
counted a moment and then said with
a startled look at her friend. “Why,
1 believe I've served it five times late-
ly. Oh, dear, 1 don’t see how I dare
“Qh, pshaw!” protested Mrs. Arch
er. “It won't kill Jack Frisby to eat
hash and rice pudding is wholesome
enough for anyone. And the chance
of going to such an auction as this
one over on Miller avenue is an op-
portunity of a lifetime. There isn't
much I want, but still it won't do any
pharm to go and see what they've got.
It won't cost anything just to look.”
“No-0—1 suppose rot,” said Mrs.
frisby, visibly weakening. “Maybe I'l
go, but 1 mustn't stay long.” And so
it was settled.
The two women started out after
nurriedly cooked dinners. They did
pot even take time to wash their
dishes, simply piled them in the dish-
pan and threw dish-towels over then.
On their way over they stopped for
“i kuow what I'd cateh,” said Mrs.
french. if Fred French knew I was
going to another auction. The last
time I went 1 bought a lot of kitchen
utensils and when Fred went after
them he had a perfect fit over my
purchases. He found holes in every
single piece I had bought. But then I
tried to tell him a little solder would
make ‘em as good as Dew. And land
knows I got the whole mess for almost
swell,” said Mrs. Frisby, “did you
get it mended?”
“Um—um, not yet,” answered Mrs.
french. “To tell the truth, I haven't
had time. They are piled up out there
in my woodshed, but as 1 tell Fred
they'll come in handy. Any day some
of my things may give out and then
T'll have those things to fail back on.”
Arriving at the auction the three
friends were quite disgusted to find
that the auctioneer had already be-
gun to sell and there was no chance
to look the things over that were go0-
ing to be sold. They would, if they
bid, just have to buy a cat in the bag,
as it were.
The three women were shy at first
and stood a little apart from the group
of people who were bidding, but grad-
ually their curiosity overcame their
determination not to bid and they
moved up and finally joined the rest
of the crowd. None of them bid for
a while. Finally the auctioneer had
his assistant bring out several pbuskets
_ piled high with nondescript things and
“a bit of fun centered into the bidding.
The baskels and contents—good, tad
and indifferent—were to pe sold to
the highest bidder. The woiien cruned
their necks in a frantic eifort to catch
a glimpse of the contents of the sev-
eral baskets, but the auctioneer kejit
then discreetly behind him. The vue
that was to be bid on he placed cn u
table by his side. It was so far above
the heads of the bidders that nothing
could actually be seen. It was posi-
© tively thrilling.
sHere’s you chance!” sang out the
auctioneer, who was a young fellow
"with piercing black eyes, with a glint
of fun in them. “Here's your chance
to get your money's worth! very
‘one of these baskets contains more
than a dozen articles that are just
what you wiil be crying for in less
than a week if you don’t seize this
grand opportunity I am offering. I'll
start this basket at one dollar—make
Jt one-fifty—one-fifty, make it two—"
and he laughed and looked directly into
Fanny Archer's face. Here's a chance
that will make you the envy of your
peighbors—two dollars—make it two:
fifty—" Fanny Archer got confused
and bid two-sixty, thereby starting the
. bid for the basket. Mrs. Frisby had
* peen peering and thought she had a
glimpse of something that looked like
brass and as the auctioneer caught
her eye, just then she said: “Two
seventy.” ~ And ‘then the fun began.
It wasn’t a moment before there were
six or seven women bidding franticai
iy against each other. The basket
was finally struck off to Mrs. Juck
Frishy for $3.30. Dora was too much
excited to even take a peek at the
contents of her pasket, so anxious was
she to get her treasure home. She
hired little George freer to carry it
home in his roller-coaster wagon and
without even a look in the direction
of her two friends she hurried away
in the wake of Georgie, fearing that
he might not be careful in bandling
the precious basket.
On the way home, however, her ex
citement began to evaporate. The $6
she had left from her housekeeping
money was nearly gone and the wash-
ing would be home this very night
She was out of everything to eat, too.
She had intended stopping at the store
on her way home to make some neces-
sary purchases, but now there was
only seventy cents in her pocketbook—
there would be only sixty cents when
she paid Georgie for bringing the bas-
As she was slowly going up her
front walk following Georgie, who
should come around the corner of the
house but Jack, her husband. When i
he saw George Freer and the basket |
and his wife he sensed at once what
“Been to that auction over on Miller
avenue, Dora?’ he asked.
“Yes, 1 have,” said Dora with blaz- |
ing checks. She was ready
“yvell,” said Jack, “lot’s see what
you've got,” and he began to sort out
the contents of the basket. First he
took out three or four dilapitated
vases which never having cost more
than a quarter were absolutely worth-
lss now from nicks and cracks; here
was an old wash bowl and pitcher,
two er three hand lamps, and a few
other articles which were quite worth-
less and last of all he removed a big
brass door plate with a name en-
graved upon it.
«Bless me,” said Jack with a twin-
kle in his good-natured eyes. “What
are you goilng to do with this, Dora?
1 don’t see how you are going to use
this unless I die and you marry a
man who bears the name engraved oD
this plate. What say?’
This was too much for poor Dora
and she burst into tears.
Her husband let her cry a moment, ;
then in sight of all the neighbors he
put his arm about her and led her in-
to the house.
«1 was afraid you'd get roped in by
the auction, so I came home, but I see
[ didn’t get here in time.
ter downtown and he caid his wife
had always had a perfect passion for
picking up old junk and they were
making this auction to
They are going away, I guess, but
Carter said his wife was worn out
sorting and caring for all the truck
she had in the house. She couldn’t
bear to throw it away after she had
pought it and the house finally had
[ saw Car- |
get rid of it.
got so full that there wasn't room for .
the family. Now what do you think
of that, Dora?’ Jack asked.
“] think,” Dora said, soberly, “that
¢m done with auctions forever—and
Jack, dear, I also think I've got the
best husband in the world.”
“Iinough said,” said Jack heartily,
“and now shall 1 tell George to take
that basket of junk away?’
Dora could only nod gratefully.
Prey to Unhappiness
There is neither virtue nor comfort
in hyper-sensitiveness. Those who are
porn with it are to be pitied, and
those who cultivate it as a sign of
temperament are fools. Both types
should make haste to get rid of it.
Ir is sheer storing up of trouble for
the future, the fostering of and ever-
increasing susceptibility to small hurts
that can rise to the magnitude of a
nervous breakdown in later jife. It
puts lines on faces and an edge in
fet your mind on essential things
and people. Keep straight cn teward
your goul, deaf to belittling remarks
and oblivious of sueers, ignoring all
the little pinpricks that can perforate
your ordinarw daily happiness. After
all, happiness is mostly concerned
with the everyday things. Tremen-
deus, overwhelming joys are as rare
as overwhelming tragedies, and over-
bearing opposition as infrequent as
petty obstruction is common. Realize
now trifling it all is, and realize, too,
that to respond to every gibe and
thrust is to become increasingly petty
This is the basis of the family tiff.
ven the meanest of folks have some-
thing of the clan spirit, and would
rully round a ember of the family
wgainst whom an outsider made
thrusts. This persists as mere tribal
instinct, if for no higher reason. But
it is the family itself who too often
deals in pinpricks, for the simple rea-
son that it knows SO well its mem-
pers’ weaknesses, It knows the joint
in the armor that can be penetrated.
But there is no encouragement to prick
if the pricked can’t be made to squeal.
Phalanx in Battle
The phalanx formation was the or-
Jer of battle in which the ancient
Greek hoplites, or heavy infantry,
were formed in an unbroken line, sev-
eral ranks deep.
mous Macedonian body of soldiers ar-
ranged so as to be from 8 to 16 ranks
deep and armed with lances 14 to 16
feet long. The lances of each rank
(except the first) projected over the
shoulders of the men in front of it,
and the shields could be locked into a
testudo. The strength of this body
consisted in its power of resistance
and of onset; but it could not readily
change front, defend itself against an
attack on the flank, or reform if once
proken. Its actual numbers varied
from 10,000 to 20,000. The Macedon-
inns were the first people to use the
“Robot” is a coined word invented
py Karel Capek for his play, “R. U.
R.,” The term describes mechanical
automata, which are manufactured by
the millions to attend to the world's
labor and welfare. The word is pro
nounced with the “o's” long and “t"
of cooling system
is a feature
of the new Ford
A COMPLETE water plant is
a part of every automobile
as it is a part of every mod-
The purpose of this water
plant is to keep the engine
cooled to a temperature that
will make it efficient in oper-
ation. If it were not for this,
the cylinder walls would be-
come overheated and the
pistons refuse to operate.
The cooling system of the
new Ford is particularly in-
teresting because it is 80
simple and reliable.
When the radiator is full
of water, the engine of the
new Ford will not overheat
ander the hardest driving.
Yet the water is so regulated
that it will not impair en-
gine operation by running
too cold in winter.
The cooling surface of
the Ford radiator is large,
with four rows of tubes set
in staggered position so that
each receives the full bene-
fit of the incoming air. The
fan is of the airplane pro-
peller type and draws air
through the radiator at the
rapid rate of 850 cubic fee?
per minute at 1009
revolutions per min-
ute of the motor.
A a SU Wn TBS
Christmas Seal Celebrates It’s 25th
On December of 25 last year the
familar Christians seal celebrated its
twenty-fifth thday., For it was
just 2b years ago, in 1603, that an
chscure postal clerk sorting mail far
into the night on Christmas eve in
Charlottenlund, Denmark, had =
dream. As the merry cards of greet-
ing passed through his hands he fan-
cied he saw on each of them a certain
kind of seal, that these seals cost a
penny apiece and that all the pennies
were to be gathered togther into a
great sum with which to fight that
enemy to life and happiness—tuber-
This young postal clerk was Einar
Holboell, who later became post mas-
ter of Charlottenlund and who died
in February of last year having seen
his little seal multiplied into billions
carry on its magic work in 21 differ-
ent countries of the world.
His was the first Christmas seal of
all. The first American Christmas
seal appeared in 1907. Jacob Riis had
received a letter from his native city
of Copenhagen bearing one of Einar
Holboell’s seals. He wrote an article
“about it for the Outlook.
Especially, the fa-
Miss Emily Bissell, working against
areat odds to care for eight consump-
tives in a little shack in Wilmington,
Del., read Mr. Riis article and was
filled with hope for an American
Christmas seal. Unable to enlist any
aid, she brought one out herself, in
1907, which earned $3,000 for her
little hospital. i
The next year the Red Cross came
to her assistance and produced the
first national Christmas seal, which
brought in $135,000.
Game Commission Plans to Baise!
Spurred by its success
of game propagation, the Board of
Game Commissioners has decided to
attempt the raising of wild turkeys.
Although a number of details are
vet to be worked out because of the
natural difficulties attending the pro-
ready for the attempt by the spring
One of the difficulties mentioned is |
which divides the
that very fine line
tame and wild turkey.
easily become wild and wild turkeys |
can be domesticated. The Commis-
sion wants to keep the turkeys wild
enough that they will not be too easy
a mark for the nimrods.
In addition, young turkeys of any
kind are difficult to raise, and, be-
cause of cost of the eggs, the Com-
mission is anxious that they be
hatched under the most favorable
conditions, and that the young ones
be surrounded by every precaution
to carry them safely through the
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in other lines
it is expected to have everything |
The hot water around
the cylinder head is drawn
to the radiator to be cooled
by a centrifugal water pump
of new design.
The entire cooling system
of the new Ford is so simple
in design and so carefully
made that it requires very
The radiator should be
kept full, of course, and
drained once each month so
that sediment will not collect
and retard the free passage
of water. In cold weather,
a reliable anti-freeze solu-
tion should be added.
As owner and menager of
this imporiant water plant
you should also see that the
water pump and fan shaft
are properly lubricated and
the packing around the
pump shafi kept in adjust.
Hose connections may
also need replacement after
long service. For those little
adjustments, it pays to call
on the Ford dealer.
He works under close fac-
tory supervision and he has
been specially trained and
equipped to do a
job at a fair price.
ForD MOTOR COMPANY
a LP a AAT E.R ACE A i AL ITOSRE ST NE SAT
MEMDOZA HEADS GANG
OF MEXICAN BANDITS
Displaces “El Catorce” in
Front Page Honors.
Mexico City.—Benjamin Mendoza,
a bandit who sometimes operates al-
most on the borders of the capital, Is
seizing the front page honors former-
ly held by the famous “R] Catorece.”
The bandits or rebels who recently
‘ fought with federals on the Cuerna-
viea-Mexico City highway almost
~ within sight of an automobile con-
"taining United States Ambassador
Dwight W. Morrow and Mrs. Morrow
were said to have been members of
the Mendoza group.
Mendoza with Masimilliano Vigu-
eras is regarded as responsible for
most of the recent holdups of motor-
ists on the highways around the cap-
ital. In at least one of his attacks
Mendoza exhibited a savagery which
is generally rare among the bandi*
gentry in Mexico.
This was the holdup and assault
of a dozen or more automobile loads |
of Sunday week-enders on a visit to
' the famous cave near Cuernavaca. |
| money and valuables,
| of the tourists’ party
being deprived of
brutally by Mendoza’s men. The
bandits, using the tourists’ car, alse
fired on a nearby village.
Facts of the heldup, including the
| details of the assault on the women
were slow in reaching the capital.
Mendoza's attacks on villages and
towns in the region around Cuerna-
vaca where he generally operates
have on one or two occasions heen |
point where he
relentless. At one
wiped out a small
his men came away
with fifty federal uniforms, according |
to a foreigner who was in the dis
trict at the time.
Turn Loose Locomotives.
with himself and a picked band
wearing the uniforms, Mendoza and,
| fifty men entered another town in
the guise of federals and asked fof,
local volunteers to help bunt Men-
doza. Twenty-seven citizens respond-
ed. They were barely outside the
town, according to the story brought,
to the capital, when the bandits
| turned on the volunteers and kiiled
| ‘hem without warning.
Twice the Mendoza band, or 8
aroup believed to have been under
his direction, set loose wild locomo-
tives on the Cuernavaca-Mexico City
railway in an attempt to wreck pas-
genger trains. Each time, fortunate
ly, the locomotive wrecked itself.
Within the last few weeks a fed-
eral escort of twenty-five men on a
(Cuernavaca train was completely
wiped out by pandits, and the train
purned. There were almost no pas-
: gengers aboard and the dead were
Accidents in 1928 Drop 5.1 Per Cent.
Final reports compiled by the Bu-
roan of Workmen's Compensation for
showed a total of 152,-
| aonfined to the soldiery.
Blane Successfully Used
in Seeding Grass
portland, Ore.—Success of grass
i seeding experiments carried on by
513 aecidents reported, a decrease of |
5.1 cent., as compared with 1927.
Fntr I «
seven over the previous year.
During the year there were 2080 |
an increase of twenty- |
increase was due to the Mather mine |
disaster in May, which resulted in 194
fotalities. This was the worst dis-
aster since the compensation law be- |
came eTective, in 1916, and resulted | [irae : i
¢ Vey; 210, _ tained at approximatel one-third of
in a compensation liability of approx- ye a ach oe hand seed-
The total compensation liability for
the 80,906 ca
were authorized was
sos in which payments !
Since the compensation law became
eifective the total compensation lia-
bility was $150,269,096.
About Selecting Meats.
The most satisfactory way to buy
riend husband to come with you to
that we know of is to induce.
our butcher shop io assist you in:
vour selections. As a rule men eat
meat than women and their
tastes and selections are generally |
We have all the meats
in season, fresh daily and tender and |
Try this plan.
Keep Your Tags Intact.
Warning against cutting or bend
ing license tags to make them fit the
bracket on the automobile was voiced
last week by Benjamin G. Eynon, reg-
istrar of motor vehicles. Owners
were reminded that the tags must not
be obscured, must be lighted and kept
free from dirt. .
i eres fp ere
Telephones Now Automatic.
| Automatic machines have replaced
manual handling of the thousands of
calls made daily to the State Capitol.
Although there are slightly less than
1800 telephones on the Capitol ex-
change an average of 12,000 calls is
handled each twenty-four hours.
DISTURBED SLEEP IS
Nature’s Danger Signal
“I am willing to tell or write
my complete experience with Lithiat-
l od Buchu (Keller Formula) How I
| was bothered with bladder weakness
| disturbing me 10 to 12 times each
night. My husband was also benefit-
ed” It acts on bladder as epsom
salts do on bowels. Drives out for-
| eign deposits and lessens excessive
acidity. This relieves the irritation
that causes getting up nights. The
tablets cost 2 cents each at all drug
stores, Keller Laboratory, Mechanics-
burg, Ohio, or locally at C. M. Par-
| rish's, Druggist.
| Mrs. B. I. Myers, Shirleysburg,
airplane over 2 1,000-acre area In
(‘cos county, Oregon, may result in
the seeding of large pasture areas
along the Pacific coast from the air
An excellent stand of grass, even-
\y distributed over the area, was ob-
Harold R. Adams and N. Ww.
Perkins, commercial flyers at Lyrile
Point, set a record for speed in seed-
ing grass lands when they covered
the 1,000 acres in slightly more thar
The idea, which was conceived by
pr. Barl-G. Lowe, a physician at Co-
quilie, Ore, and one of the stock-
holders in the Coquille Valley Sheep
and Wool company, may be extended
to other pasture lands next year.
Using a specially constructed hop-
per to hold the seed in front of the
cockpit, the valve opening of which
was controlled by the pilot in the
rear cockpit, the pilot was able to
seed strips 90 feet wide flying T0
miles an hour from an altitude of
Communist Girls Adopt
Signet Wedding Ring
Moscow.—Communist girls, longing
for something more than a two-minute
marrigge registration ceremony to be-
come the lawful wives of the men they
love, haye invented a “red” signet
wedding ring for husband and wife
to wear. It is to be a symbol of mar-
riage. The ring is a plain band of
gray iron. The seal is the Soviet em-
blem of a crossed hammer and sickle
with the addition of an engraved por-
trait of Lenine in the center.
Violent opposition to the ring, and
wedding rings of all kinds, has arisen.
‘The subject is being debated in Com-
somol (young communist) meetings.
Opponents declare that wedding rings
are petty bourgeois ornaments, a sym-
hol of slavery and barbarism.
st. Louis Standard in
Use of American Tongue
New York.—The American language
seems to be spoken in St. Louis more
han in any other city.
Such was the conclusion ot an audi-
ance at Columbia after listening to 20
vecords of as many varieties of speech
in the country, from the Vermont
twang to the Southern drawl.
Prof. William Cabell Greet of Bar-
aurd suggested that St. Louis was the
standard and the audience, 100 grad-
uates of Columbia, agreed.
several women |
were assaulted |
thru a dark
can keep it
the price of
a stick of
FOR BETTER LIVING
Trout are “Wintering” Safe
in State Hatcheries.
With all distribution of trout for
the current year completed, N. R.
Buller, commissioner of fisheries, is
planning for what is expected to be a
record plantng next spring. More
than 1,500,000 trout, all of legal size,
are “wintering” in the hatcheries at
Pleasant Mount, Bellefonte and Corry,
ready for distribution during the
snappy days of next spring, before
the season opens. When the new
hatcheries at Tionesta and Reynolds-
dale have been completed the annual
distribution will be further increased.
Low water interfered with the us-
ual fall distribution this season. Fear
that the young trout would be caught
in low pools during freezing periods
resulted in restricting the planting.
This, Buller said, only assures larger
trout next spring, and that none of
of them will fall prey to death by
“ynnatural means” during winter.
Buller recently returned from a
trip along the trout streams of Le-
high county where he made a person-
al investigation of the catches in that
section. One of the best submitted,
he said, was that of George Zimmer-
man, the secretary of the Lehigh Fish
and Game Association.
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Copper Steel Galvanized
Sheets possess an added
degree of durability through the
use of an alloy material known as
KEYSTONE COPPER STEEL.
The rust-resisting properties of
this alloy have been proved by
actual service and exposure tests
extending over a period of years.
The superiority of Copper Steel in
retarding corrosion is a well es-
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