Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 26, 1929, Image 6

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Bellefonte, Pau July 26, 1929.
Your Health,
The First Concern.
Perhaps you are bothered with
in the region of the appendix
al times and naturally wonder if you
Mave “chronic appendicitis.”
Mow it is just possible that you!
Save appendicitis, but most of the
min in the abdomen comes from
that is the fermentation or pu-
2wefaction of food that has been eat-
. Dx. Albert S. Welch, Kansas City.
“Nia, tells us that under ordinary cir-
‘gmsmstances the usual articles of diet,
smch as cooked potatoes and tender
mmeat, are acted upon by juices in
fe stomach and small intestine,
spend 2 sufficient time here for prop-
@#r digestion, and after about two
furs the material that has not been
alworfied into the blood, passes into
‘He Jarge intestine.
Amuit is still in a liquid state a lit-
ie ahsorption into the blood takes
miitce;, 2nd the hard covering of the
starch granules that did not get
Teroken up in the small intestine, get
| Biofken:down by the organisms in the
Taye this starchy material may get
Elrough the small intestine unbroken
amid therefore not digested, because
We fbod is “hurried along on its way.
‘Sometimes also because the diges-
#@#e: juices in the small intestine are
mit’ strong enough to break down the
HBrd or ‘“‘cellulose” coverings of the
mBarchy food, this starchy food
‘meaches the large intestine undigest-
asi. New the natural organisms in
he Iarge intestine are just waiting
#dr something like this to happen,
and they immediately seize on this
starchy food, break down the cover-
gs. and thus allow the escape of
smnsiderable gas.
Dried beans and coarse vegetables
mre examples. Others are lettuce,
#elery, cabbage, radishes, and spin-
ach, "all of which, Dr. Welch points
“amit, Tead to fermentation in the large
Now" this does not mean that the
@love articles should not be eaten,
Because the foods in themselves are
mwarishing; and also these coverings
of rough material are of help in rub-
Wing or scraping the sides of the large
imfestine; thus stimulating movement
and preventing constipation. It does
mean, However, that these foods
alould be well chewed and mixed
with the saliva, for the digestive
jmice in the mouth, because a good
diea¥ of preparation for absorption by
£8 small intestine can thus be done.
I these foods are not well chewed,
amd pass’ through the stomach and
matestine without much change, it
means that they will cause gas dis-
@nsion in the large intestine. So
sliew your food.
I you were asked ' what was the
most important advance in medicine
wirthe last few years, you would prob-
ably’ say that it was Banting’s dis-
@overy of insulin, which not only
Tures diabetes in young folks, but
preserves the lives of older folks and
emables them to live a normal life.
However, if you were asked what was
he-most important advance in sur-
gery you might beat alossto give an
That our ancestrs were observant
= proven time after time if we care
fo “investigate the matter. One of
fhe’ things they noted was that folks
that ate plenty of fish anneared to
Be free from enlargement of the thv-
void eland of the neck—goitre. as itis
ealed. Thev noted also that the use
of “medicines made with seaweed an-
Jeary to reduce the size of the goi-
on that came iodine and. we
Know now what an important factor
# is yn nreventine'goitre in communi-
ffes that formlerlv™ had verv manv
eases. But nerhansg one of the ereat-
oz% Blessings has been ite effect on
advanced cases of onitre where there
is the extrema nervousness, tremor of
#e ‘hodv. very rapid heart, and bulg-
me-evas, yoo
That on rmeration for remnval of
mart of the thvraid gland wonld cor-
rect these symnfoms to a large ex-
fent” wag praven wears agen. hut the
emarafion was for manv vears ouite
danoarous® a
Waoweaver Mr, Walter FR. Sistriink,
Raorheatar Minn, tells ne that the
mare af indine in nranaring natiente +4
mmdpveon the nnaratinn haa derreacaed
Pha doath rata lacganad tha avmn.-
Pama lessenad ‘alen tha exnenea #n
natianfr and "made the nameratinn
paaiav tn narfAivm TE navmita na.
fants a veonima! their duties mane
rmamthe aavliar thar waa naesihle ho.
fara thin method of prenaratinn wae
Pheon nlaacine reanlte hava talrom
awa tha Aread af anevatinna that
FArmorly avictad in tha minda nf nar.
Fas ratianta
+8: nenront thamaelves
minh eannar,
Nw Siafriinle saya farthar 4T £231
Fat ha viaa Af Iadina far anma tira
nreavinna ta Aanaration mov he Jana d
and hava ranaad tham
far aneratinn
arr na Raine the wnat irmnavkant
wanna that haa hean mada in
Bvanrh nf enroerv since ita introdne-
Pin= in 1099, ”
Tha Tacdan far na ia elear
fadine mav nat ha indicated in avarw
rq mavawihelage If vane
wranfae van tn nae “Aodina ag a Nraven.
#50 AF onitre, or to lassen tha avmn.
van ean nan
fama hafare anara; fon,
ama hie rasan therefor.
orn that manv / sAvere races
Ha will “$all
#asn an imnraved that an Speration
Became unnecessary.
Incubators in Use in
Egypt Ancient Models
The incubator for hatching chickens
is probably as old as history, which in
the Mediterranean region runs back
more than 4,500 years. There were,
doubtless, incubators in Egypt before
Moses was born, and to this day in
that country they are just what they
were in the lifetime of the great He
brew leader.
The art of hatching chickens fis
handed down from generation to gen-
eration, from father to son, a secret
craft. Baby chicks are an important
article of trade, and they are produce’
by mililons for rearing.
The typical Egyptian incubator is a
rude and cumbersome affair when
compared with the modern device. It
is a building of considerable size, of
sundried brick. Through it run one or
more passages, and on both sides of
each passage are ovens (so to call
them) in two tiers. The oven at the
ground level has a small door; the
one directly above it is entered from
beneath through a manhole. The
ovens are arranged in pairs, one be-
low and the other above. The eggs
are placed in the lower oven, and a
fire is lighted on the floor of the oven
overhead, to furnish the warmth req-
visite for hatching.—San Francisco
Moon and the Weather
in No Way Connected
Curiously persistent are the various
superstitions relating to the effect of
the moon on the weather or on the
farm crops. One of the most unrea-
sonable of these beliefs, says the
weather bureau of the United States
Department of Agriculture, is that if
the horns of the new crescent moon
tip downward, it is a “wet” moor
vortending rain.
As a matter of fact, on any given
date the position of the crescent moon
is always the same in places having
the same latitude, so the same kind
of weather would necessarily prevail,
were this sign. of any value, through-
out a belt of latitude extending around
the globe. Again, near the equator,
in a part of the world notorious for
its heavy rainfall, the young moon
is generally in an almost horizontal
position. or, according to the proverb,
it is almost always a “dry” moon. If
the moon could be viewed from the
North or South pole, on the other
hand, its position would be, for the
superstitious, indicative of “wet”
weather, but these regions are char-
acterized by so little rainfall and snow
that they rank among the arid parts
of the globe.
Phrase Often Misapplied
Probably the majority of people who
use the phrase “of that ilk” are ig-
norant of the real meaning of “ilk.”
It does not properly mean kind, set,
family or race, as often supposed.
“Nk” is from the Anglo-Saxon “ile”
and means identical or same. In
Scotch “of that ilk” denotes that a
person’s surname is the same as the
name of his estate “Knockwinnock of
that ilk” means simply ‘“Knockwin-
nock of Knockwinnock,” the name-of
proprietor and property being Iiden-
tical. The improper usage of “ilk”
to mean kind or sort probably brig-
inated as a joke and has been per-
petuated through ignorance of the
true meaning.—Exchange.
Hens as Barometer
If Cayenne pepper is added to the
diet of white hens which have been
hatched from carefully selected eggs,
their feathers become pale rose in
color, and they flush to a brilliant red
when the weather is damp, and in-
creasing humidity indicates the coming
of a storm. These hens thus be-
come veritable living barometers, and
the progression of color from pale to
brilliant is so exact that a scarlet hen
stalking about the barnyard is regard-
ed as certain prophecy of a storm that
may be expected within 12 hours.—
The Tycos, Rochester.
His Objection
It had been a tiring case for every-
body ccncerned. The plaintiff and the
defendant were both slow-witted, and
everything had had to be explained 10
them at least twice. me
“Do 1 understand, my man,” alo
the magistrate at one point, “that ‘the
defendant hurled invectives at you?”
The plaintiff scratched his head
wildly. Then a look of understanding
dawned in his eyes as he replied: “No,
sir, to tell the truth, it was only
bricks he threw at me; but what I
complain about was the terrible way
he swore at me when they missed!”
Beauty Made by Dust
Dust and sand contribute to the
peauty of the skies. The infinitesimal-
ly short waves of sunlight your pour
down merely as white light but for the
diminutive dust motes that get in the
way and sift out the component colors,
from=~ violet to red. And even when
the eolors are brought into existence’.
they would stream on through, the at--,
mosphere ‘and Into space if the all but
invisible water droplets did not hud-
ge together and hold them for the
world to see.—National Geographic
Society Bulletin.
The Limit
Judge—1If, as you admit, you were
three miles away digging potatoes
when this man was arrested for
speeding, how can you testify that
the car was going at the- most vuly
20 miles an hour?
Sambo—Jedge, Ah used oy ‘own dav
Complete Specimens to Be
Brought Back to U. S.
New York.—Four scientists sailed
from New York on the Aquitania for
the highlands of tropical Africa, there
to kill adult gorillas, embalm them
and bring them home complete for
anatomatical study. The new speci-
mens will give first opportunity for
detailed comparison of the gorilla
with man.
Columbia university, which will
finance the expedition, announced its
plans. The College of Physicians and
Surgeons is co-operating with the
American Museum of Natural History.
Henry Craven, who has explored in
Borneo, Celebes, Africa, Australia and
Greenland, heads the expedition.
He is associate curator of compara-
time anatomy at the museum.
With him are Dr. William K. Greg-
ory, professor of vertebrate paleon-
tology at the university and curator
of comparative anatomy at the mu-
seum; Dr. J. H. MeGregor, professor
of zoology at the university and re-
search associate in human anatomy
at the museum, and Dr. E. T. Engle,
associate professor of anatomy at
They also will make special studies
and photographs of the feet of the
unshod natives who carry their equip-
ment through the thickly grown high-
lands north of Lake Tanganyike. Dr.
Dudley J. Morton, head of the com-
mittee in charge of the expedition,
wants the data for his studies of the
evolution of human foot and its dis-
orders. The native feet are unde-
formed by shoes and will be com-
pared with American feet.
The expedition will return nest
Tired of Life, Blinded
War Bride Kills Self
Clarksburg, W. Va.—Tired of a life
of darkness and misery, Mrs. Fred A.
Fratto, thirty, German war bride of
Frank Fratto, thirty, ex-service man
and coal miner, fatally shot herself
through the right temple at their home
at Shinnston.
Mrs. Fratto was a pretty little Ger-
man girl in the picturesque city of
Coblenz when the American army of
occupation came there in 1917. There
she met Frank, member of the Ameri-
can forces, and a romance blossomed
rapidly. They were married and when
the army left she and Frank settled
at Shinnston.
There they lived happily until 1926
when the young woman developed a
serious tumor infection of the brain.
At a Richmond, Va., hospital where
two tumors were removed, a surgeon's
knife severed the optical nerve render-
ing her blind. Despondent because of
her blindness, an infection that affect-
ed her mind and crippled her spine so
she was an invalid, she decided she
was better off dead and so decided on
suicide, several previous attempts at
which were frustrated.
Joan d’Arc Features
Bring Movie Fame
Paris.—Only because she had the
features of St. Joan, eighteen-year-old
Simone Genevoix has risen from the
mass of unknown French women to
become one of the most popular of
French moving picture actresses.
Madamoiselle Genevoix had never
‘acted until a few weeks ago, and she
was known only to her fellow towns-
folk as a quiet and demure young girl
who some day would make a good wife
for one of the town's beaux. But
French producers discovered she re-
sembled Joan of Arc even in manner-
isms and today she is among the most
praised of French actresses,
Mademoiselle Genevoix is appearing
in the new French film, “The Wonder-
ful Life of Joan of Arc,” which pur-
ports to be an authentic reproduction
of the Maid of Orleans’ life, and histo-
rians and critics have acclaimed her
interpretation as superb.
Payroll Dropped From
Airplane Is Scattered
Hurchingon, Kan.—Picking up $10,
000. in silver and gold strewn over an
area of 75 yards was the experience
of William Carr, former guard for the
payroll agent located in the Tampico
oil fields of Mexico.
The money, wages for oil workers,
‘was dropped by airplane from sacks
in absence of a landing field. One
day when the plane flew higher than
usual, “three” sacks hit the ground,
burst open, and scattered their golden
contents over the surrounding area.
Only $94 was missing when the guard
had finished picking up the money.
‘Oklahoma Blind Man i
in Commerce Group |
Edmond, Okla.—For the first
time in the history of Oklahoma,
and perhaps for the first time
in the” country, a blind man’ Hag
been elected president of a
chamber of commerce.
Philip C. Slack, blind since
birth, was elected unanimously
to the Edmond group. twenty: §
to Edmond more than twenty.
eight years ago, Slack has estab-
lished one of the largest book
shops in the state. He is a
graduate of the Janesville
(Wis,) high school for blind and
the college for blind at Vinton;
at th ——
or a — ——
Opportunity Seized by
Men of Small Caliber
Let this fact sink into your mind—
it is the non-commissioned officers of
life who hurt, and against whom re-
sentment is felt. The foremen and
the petty overseers; the small men
with near horizons and no vision bhe-
yond; the little go-betweens who have
acquired the habit of tyranny—these
form the habit of tyranny—these form
the grit of the machinery of industry.
Sometimes they ‘are for the bosses
and make life hell for the men under
them. Sometimes they stand for re-
hellion against the higher direction,
hut invariably their objective is power.
They are ready to adopt the shihbo-
leths of either side so long as ther
gain authority thereby.
If they learn the trick of oratory
they become leaders on one side or the
other, not because they possess the
intrinsic qualities of leadership, but
because they are pleasingly vocal.
Nor is this phenomenon peculiar to
any class. Oratory has passed for
statesmanship in every phase and
every period of our political his:
tory, and many a man has risen to
the governance of state with no other
qualifications than his aptitude for epi-
grams and sonorous peroration.—Ed-
gar Wallace in “People.”
Nature Has Hung Out
Traffic Sign for Dees
Highly specialized flowers often
have lines on their petals to show in-
sects the way to the glands forming
their larder. In these nectar is stored
—to be turned by bees into honey.
Honey guides are strongly markea
on the upper pair of the nasturtium’s
five petals. They converge to show
the way to the deep spur filled with
what children call honey. when they
hite the spur to taste the sweet stuff.
On the three lower petals. which
have no honey guides, will be seen
formidable barricades, blocking the en-
trance to the tube by the way of these
petals. This remarkable fence of
bristles stretches right across the faces
of the lower petals.
They keep at bay such climbing in-
sects as ants, which might try to steal
the honey, but would be of no serv-
ice to the flower.
Famous Old Canal
The original canal connecting St.
Marys falls and rapids was a crude
affair made by trappers and traders
in 1797-98 to connect with the North-
west country in order to permit them
to compete in the transportation of
furs with the Hudson's Bay company.
This work was practically destroyed
by United States troops in 1814 dur-
ing the war with Great Britain, and
in 1853 a system of canals was hegun
by the state of Michigan within the
United States borders to connect
Lakes Superior and Huron. This cost
$1,000,000 and had two locks. It was
enlarged in 1870 in co-operation with
the United States government, and in
1882 Michigan relinquished control te
the federal government.
Theatrical “Snow”
Few who shiver through a “bliz-
zard” on the moving-picture screen
know that the “snow” is cornflakes
driven along by blowers. A mill in
Chicago and another in Omaha make
this “snow” out of white corn. This
corn is first made into pearly hominy,
then flaked, cooked and finally baked,
when it is ready to be a “snowstorm.”
Breakfast cornflakes are made the
same way except that malt and sugar
are added, which gives them the
brownish color. Flakes used in movie
blizzards weigh only five ounces to
the gallon. After a scene they may
be swept up and used again.
“Standing Pat”
Pat is an adjective, probably from
the French “pat,” meaning that which
suits the purpose of the occasion or
meaning exactly suitable. The ex-
pression is used in poker to refer to
a hand so satisfactory that its holdef
does not care to exercise the privilege
of discarding and drawing cards.
Hence the expression “stand pat.”
This came to mean opposition to a
change of any kind, especially in
United States politics. The phrase in
this sense was first used to express
the attitude of leaders of the Repub-
lican party by Senator Hanna in 1902.
Henpecked Men
When a man is henpecked, he gen-
erally indicates in his conversation
that other men should be; he is like
the fabled fox which, losing his tail
in a trap, goes about declaring it is
a new style other foxes should adopt,
although actually keenly realizing the
loss of his own tail. . . . There is
actually no more reason why a man
should be too much ruled by women
than that he should be too much ruled
by agents ‘or politiclans.—E. Ww.
Howe's Monthly.
Ample Proof
“Isn't your price for this parrot
very high?”
«But it was brought up in one ot
the most fashionable families.”
“How do you know?”
“It always talks when anyone be-
gins to sing.”
The Reason
Bobby (who's been to the zoo)—
Why do elephants have such big
Betty (aged nine)—Because they
have to come all the way from In.
* dia.~Bombay Times,
Rube:“What do you think about
this here Evolution?”
Yokel: “It’s a good idea—but can
they enforce it ?”—Life.
At a Reduced Rate, 20%
73-36 J. M. KEICHLINE, Agent
is a Prescription for
Colds, - Grippe, - Flu, - Dengue,
Bilious Fever and
It is the most speedy remedy known.
Fine Job Printing
at the
There is ne style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can net de In the mest sat-
isfactory manner, and at Prices
consistent with the class of werk.
Call en or communicate with thi:
This Interests You
The Workman’s Compensation
Law went into effect Jan. 1, 1916.
It makes insurance compulsory.
We specialize in placing such in-
surance. We inspect Plants and
recommend Accident Prevention
Safe Guards which Reduce Insur-
ance rates.
It will be to your interest to con-
sult us before placing your Insur-
State College Bellefonte
Used Electric Ranges
We have traded in, for new Gas
Ranges, a number of electric
ranges, many in good condi-
tion. These are for sale to
those in the outlying districts,
not reached by gas. Many of
these ranges originally sold for
$220 to $275.
Your Choice at $60.00 Each.
Central Penna. Gas Co.
. « it costs as
little to buy
good living
room light
for the week-
end . .. as
to buy a ten-
cent cigar..
Free sik 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 mew
FREE if they fail. Price $1.00.
—Subscribe for the Watchman.
eee eee ooo
80 years in
Baney’s Shoe Store
WILBUR H. BANEY, Proprietor
Reap a harvest of
friendliness. Keep
in touch with your
friends by...
the Business
They say that the way to a man’s’
heart is through his stomach. If
this is true and you want to win his
affection treat him to ome of our
roasts every now and then. Our
meats are of the highest quality.
They are juicy and tender because
they are from young beeves and
lambs. one of our choice cuts
today for ‘real enjoyment. nt
Telephone 667
Market on the Diamond
Bellefonte, Penna.
P. L. Beezer Estate..... Meat Market