Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 07, 1930, Image 3

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    Bellefonte, Pa,, February 7, 1930.
Your Health.
Sinusitis is Self-Limited and Sel.
dom Requires Operation—Easy-oper-
ating nose and throat specialists to
Supported Husband and Two Children
by Selling Her Charms
by Mail.
Los Angeles.—She was fat and for
ty, and had a husband and, if you be
lieve the government's postal inspec-
tors, she had a sweetheart in every
port, too. .
The lady in question is Mrs. Elsie
Weisert, who supported friend hus-
band and their two children by selling
her charms for cash by mail.
Wouldn't some one like a nice Ger-
man wife? A buxom girl of thirty
who was a swell cook? Didn't some
lad want to marry her?
The romantic suckers replied that
| they did. The practical Mrs. Weisert
the contrary notwithstanding, sur-' and the chuckling husband wrote to
gery can seldom be credited with a | the new hoy friends asking for rail-
complete cure of sinusitis.
At best | road fare with which to hasten te
surgery is only an accessory of the | waiting arms.
treatment of the trouble. In the
great majority of cases of sinusitis
whether frontal, antral, ethmoidal,
sphenoidal or mastoidal, medical and
hygienic treatment will suffice; and
in a good many cases of acute sin-
usitis, whether so recognized or not,
no special treatment at all is neces-
sary—the complication, for such sin-
usitis is in every instance, is self-
limited and healing spontaneous,
I believe far too many operations
have been done for mastoiditis,
thanks to the ardor of born special-
ists, if you know what they are, I]
apply that epithet to pampered young
doctors who enter directly into the
practice of a specialty such as dis-
eases of the nose and throat, or ear
disease, as soon as they have com-
pleted their medical training and
perhaps spent a few months in post-
graduate study. Such a specialist
is inevitably a narrow, and rather a
dangerous man.
I care not who he is. There is
only one school that fits a real spe-
cialist, the kind good doctors call
in when special knowledge or skill
seems necessary, not the kind that
caters to the wiseacre trade. That
school is experience, and the doctor
can get the schooling only in the
practice of medicine,
Our laws “regulating” the healing
business are a ridiculous jumble at
present, If we ever do get enough
sense to junk the present laws and
establish reasonable and sound rules,
one thing we'll insist on is that no
man shall hold himself out as a spe.
cialist in any branch of healing until
he has had ten years of experience
in private general practice.
If our specialists were of that cal-
iber, I am pretty confident there
would not be so many operations for
Even now, there is an increasing
conservation in‘ the ranks of the nose
and throat specialists. Twenty or
more years ago they were cutting
bones out of the nose literally by the
basketful, punching, snarling, saw-
ing, shearing off pieces of turbinate
bodies, drilling, irrigating, draining
sinuses, straghtening septums all on
little or no provocation, and in a
shocking proportion of cases with
little or no benefit, other than the
temporary relief to obstruction.
All this has changed. Your tur-
binates have to be just awful, and
you have to have a genuine sinusiti§
and no mistake, and your nasal sep-
tum must be as crooked as Bull
what’s his name in the movies—be-
fore the established nose and throat
man will commence operations now.
One of my delusions—I admit I
have 'em—is that I have been chos-
en by the American people to draw
up a new code of statutes regulat-
ing the practice of healing. I would
begin by taking away the license of
every healer who professed or ac-
knowledged affiliation with any
“pathy” or “school 2» ;
I would lay down certain qualifi-
cations and tests which every candi-
date would be required to meet. And
1 would require every would-be spe-
cialist to give satisfactory evidence
that he has had 10 years of actual
private practice in general healing
Altogether I fancy Mussolini and I
would be great cronies,
—My suggestion is that you use
olive oil in some of your recipes in
place of butter. It is particularly
delicious in gingerbread and baked
beans. Generally, fried foods are
not to be recommended; but if you
do fry, olive oil will prove economi-
cal, because any that is left in the
pan can be filtered through cheese-
cloth and kept in a cool place for
future use. It can be used over and
over again.
Olive oil should be hot before the
article to be fried is placed in the
pan. Its temperature can be raised
to over 600 degrees before it burns,
wheras butter burns at a little over
200 degrees, suet at about 300 de-
grees, and lard at 325 degrees, Olive
oil, with the high degree of heat,
quickly coats the outside of the ar-
ticle with a crust which prevents the
oil from penetrating. Butter on ac-
count of the low temperature at
which it must be kept so that it will
not scorch, is really a poor frying
When preserving fruit, rub the
kettle with oilve oil. It will prevent
the fruit from burning.
In one point, however, oilve oil is
inferior to dairy butter. It islack
ing in vitamin A. This deficiency
may be made up by the free use of
spinach and other greens, which
should never be overlooked when
olive oil is used in place of butter.
—TInfantile paralysis can be recog-
nized by a headache, followed by
nausea and a fever around 103 in
the early stages before complete
paralysis sets in, said Dr. S, D.
‘Kramer, of the Harvard University
Infantile Paralysis Commisson, in
warning parents to be on the look
out for symptoms,
The fever and headache are ac-
companied generally with a stiff
neck, the paralysis expert said.
“On the first dav when the moth-
er notes anyof these symptoms, es-
pecially in the earlv summer or fall
she should call a doctor.
But in stalked grim tragedy. The
poor little German girl's mother had
died in Europe. She had to go home.
So another romance was knocked on
the head. That's the post office in-
spectors’ story and they are sticking
to it. Mrs. Weisert and her husband,
John, have confessed that the charges
qre true.
“Yes, that’s the way we worked
it,” Weisert said in the county jail,
where he is held in lieu of $2,000 bond.
“We had to live and that was an easy
way to get money. 3
“It’s all my fault, though. 1 wrote
most of the letters. Say, 1 wrote so
many lctters that 1 was almost ready
to marry some one myself.”
The “bride-to-be” was released on
her own recognizance to care for their |
two young children. Date of trial ir
federal court has not been set.
According to postal
Denver matrimonial
used in the alleged scheme. The hus-
band would write to the paper, each
time listing his wife under a differ
ent name.
And such nice German names—
Anna Wolf, Elsie Schlitt, Elsie Ham-
mer, Martha Schmidt, Martha Bow
Then the magazine would send the
name of the “lonely girl” to an in-
quiring “lonely man.” But when the
suckers started to protest about the
railroad fares, the magazine turned
the matter over to the postal inspec-
tors and the Weiserts were traced
through some of the addresses listed
as the home of the buxom German
Finds Real Van Dyck;
Loses It at Bargain
Mexico City.—Here’s a hard luck
story told by J. Thurston of London,
who is in Mexico in search of an-
At “Thieves’ Market,” popular Mex
«can City bazaar, Mr. Thurston found
among an assortment of valueless
paintings a picture of a boy that at-
tracted his attention. The canvas
was in a deplorable condition and the
painting had all the marks of a dis-
carded article.
He examined the painting closely
and was struck by its color and tech-
nique. With a moistened handker-
chief he rubbed a corner of the pic-
ture and discovered the signature
“Van Dyck, 1621.” It was the work
of the celebrated Flemish painter, Van
He offered 5 pesos for the picture
put was told the price was 40 pesos.
He did not have that amount on his
person and promised to return the
following day. Upon returning he
found the owners had had the paint-
ing appraised and refused to sell it
at any price.
Get 68,500,000 Trees
for Reforestation
Washington.—The forest service of
the Agriculture department announced
that 68,565,201 trees were furnished
by 34 states, Hawail and Porto Rico
last year for re-stocking farm tim-
Coincident with the department’
announcement, George Pratt, presi-
dent of the American Forestry asso-
ciation, long a leader in the cause of
forest preservation, called at the
White House to urge increased appro-
priations of $2,500,000 for forest fire
fighting purposes.
Pratt told President Hoover much
Jf last year's $3,000,000 damage to
the country’s forests could have been
averted had there been adequate
funds with which to combat fire. Only
$100,000 annually now is available, he
pointed out.
Most of the trees were furnishea
farmers at cost, the Agriculture de-
partment said in its announcement,
although several states distributed
nursery stock free. New York and
Pennsylvania led the 34 states, each
distributing more than 2,000,000 trees.
China Mandate Orders
Use of New Calendar
Shanghai. — Documents dated by
China’s old style lunar calendar will
not be valid after January 1, 1930, ac-
cording to a mandate issued by the
national government.
It is hoped that if the governmen.
can compel business houses to foliow
the “foreign style calendar,” the gen-
eral public will do so likewise. Pre-
vious efforts at modernizing the cal-
endar have met with scant success,
and Chinese New Year was duly cel-
ebrated throughout the country this
year in spite of official prohibitions.
inspectors a '
magazine was !
Although the Department of For-
ests and Waters depends primarily
upon its own resources for the seeds
used in its nurseries a shortage in
some kinds, even in far Japan may
curtail planting, officials say.
I" A report received by Charles R.
Meek, chief of the bureau of ex-
tension, from Japanese growers said
the larch seed crop was a failure
and that they were unable to fur-
nish any this year,
Last year’s supply of larch seed
came from Japan, Norway spruce
from the Silicia district in Ger-
many, and the Scotch pine from the
Rega district in Russia. The supply
Jf red pine seed was obtained in
Minnesota. Hemlock, white pine,
pitch pine, shortleaf pine, ash, red
,oak, and walnut seeds were secured
from Pennsylvania.
More than 1,000 pounds of pine
and spruce seed were planted in the
State nurseries last year. In addi-"
tion to this, 46 bushels of black
walnuts, 42 bushels of red oak acorns
and a considerable quantity of white
ash, hemlock, tulip, alianthus, silver
fir, and basswood seed were planted.
Great care is exercised in the pur-
chase of seeds of the highest quality.
For this reason as much seed as
possible is collected in Pennsylvania
on State Forest as well as private
Three forest tree seed supply
stations have been established in
Pennsylvania, one:in Scotch pine on
the Mont Alto State Forest, Frank-
lin county; one in white pine on the
Logan State Forest, at Greenwood
Furnace, Huntingdon county; and
nne in European larch near Anso-
nia, on the Tioga State Forest.
One pound of white pine seed con-
tains 28 600 seeds, while a pound of
red-pine contains over 60,000 seeds.
Bobbed Hair Proved to
| Have Been Viking “Fad’
It has been definitely proved:
Bobbed hair was the fashion over a
thousand years ago. It cannot be
claimed that it conquered the entire
world at that time, but we know ab-
robbers and seafarers of old, knew
the style. This astounding fact, to
gether with many others of perhaps
less interest but even greater scien:
tific importance, has been established
through the discovery near Tilsit, East
Prussia, of a huge Viking burial place,
dating from the Ninth, Tenth and
Eleventh centuries. The finds are un:
gsually rich. Each man’s grave con:
taing three or four iron swords, as
many as a dozen lanceheads, bronze
belt buckles, stirrups and snaffles, In
the women’s graves jewelry of all
kinds was found, bronze bracelets,
rings, necklaces, all beautifully
wrought. A young woman with bobbed
with “zippers” used in place of but-
tons or pins to fasten garments.—Ed-
gar Ansel in the Chicago Daily News.
Baby Carriages First
Baby carriages did not make their
appearance until the middle of the
Ninteenth century, when, according to
a historical sketch published by a car-
riage company, a man appeared on a
street in New York and attracted a
good deal of attention by pushing a
baby carriage which he had designed
and made. That man was Charles
Burton, a lithographic artist who had
come from England, and who returned
to his home country with his baby
carriage as soon as he discovered that
he had hit upon a popular idea.
He made some more carriages in the
parlor of a house near the Kensington
palace and almost immediately re-
ceived orders from nobility and roy-
alty, including Queen Victoria, who
bought three, Queen Isabella of Spain,
who bought one, for her son, later
Alphonso XII, and others. The royal
houses quickly learned of the con-
venience of the baby carriage. and it
reached the homes of the poor.—Detroit
And They Got the Point
A negro evangelist was preaching
concerning the horrors of hell In
front of him was a coffin piled high
with flowers. Newspapers had an-
pounced that it was to be the funeral
of a neighbor. There was no word of
praise from the preacher's mouth.
“Breth’en an’ sistahs,” he shouted,
. “ouah deceased friend heah done com-
mitted eve’y sin in de catalog. He
wasn’t ready when de trumpet of de
angel called him. He was unprepa’ed.
He was wicked an’ had to face judg-
ment in his wickedness.” At the end
of the sermon every member of the
congregation was eager to crowd for-
ward and view the “remains.” Solemn-
ly they filed past the coffin. It was
empty but in the bottom was a mir-
ror that reflected the face of every
“mourner” that looked in. The lesson
went home.—Capper’s Weekly.
Chinese Delicacy
Chop suey originated at a dinner
that Prince Li Hung Chang gave in
New York when he made his trip
around the world. Prince Li carried
, his own chef with him, and the menu
' was strictly Chinese. One of the dishes
especially delighted the wife of the
guest of honor, and she asked Li what
it was. Prince Li called in his chef,
and the chef replied in Chinese, “It is
a creation of my own—a chop suey.”
The words “chop suey” mean a mix:
ture, or hash. Prince Li said in Eng:
lish, “It is a chop suey.” The Ameri-
can woman spread the news of chop
suey, the wonderful dish. The name
was taken up by the Chinese restau-
rants in America, and today chop suey
is the chief concoction that they serve.
solutely that the ancient Vikings, the
hair was found in one of these graves, |
Used by Royal Families
Oh, Yes!
R. Shope Lumber Co.
ber, Sash, Doors, Millwork and Roofin.
Call Bellefonte 43:
i —Owing to the good crop of red
clover seed produced in the country
last year, prices are lower than
usual, Farmers are urged, how-
ever, to buy from reliable seedsmen
or to have a good-sized sample of
, the prospective purchase analyzed
| for impurities and tested for germi-
nation by the State Department
of Agriculture before buying.
1 pi
—New fertilizers contain less bulk
than the older kinds. A ton of the
concentrated fertilizer may contain
between two and four times as much
plant food as the fertilizer mixtures
formerly used. Savings in freight
and handling costs result and the
cost per unit of plant food is much
lower than in the past. Good re-
sults have been obtained in using
the new fertilizers in comparison
with the bulky kinds,
—With the 1930 State Farm Pro-
ducts Show now passed into history
many farm groups already are plan-
ning for participaton in the 1931
event which will be held in the
new building now being erected by
the State. Larger premium lists
are under consideration to fit the
expected increased size of the show. ! cording to the
—Bracing is recommended
Penn State fruit specialists for ap-
ple trees broken down by heavy
loads of fruit. Large branches,
split down from the crotch and ly-
Numbers of Pennsylvanians have.
been amused at the published story
that the hearse of a Chambersburg
undertaker has the license plate
bearing the depressing propecy “U
2,” andthe story is just as entertain-
ing the Motor Vehicles Bureau said,
as though it were true, As a matter
of fact the tag “U 2” will be found
on a passenger car owned by Eliza-
beth D. Schade, 95 West Green-
wood avenue, Lansdowne, and plates
on the vehicles of the Chambersburg
undertaker in no wise resemble “TU 2”
George Winters, of Herr street, Har-
risburg, is proud of his “4 U 2,” and
James A. Welch, Harrisburg, of
Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ey-
non has received a request for
“111 UP” when it is reached fy
plate sequence. “The executive
board of the Commision Governing
the Playing of Automobile Poker
has decided that this plate, Acesup,
will. be ‘high-card’ hereafter,” wrote
Mr. Eynon’s facetious correspondent,
Joseph H. Harshberger of 88 Emi-
ly street, Crafton, has a plate
which arouses comment from ob-
servers. It is “123 Go,” and ac-
holder needs only
| hyphens separating the numerals to
ing on the ground, can be pulled into
place with a block and tackle, then
bolted at the bottom and braced
with wire four to six feet above the
I —The best vegetable seeds usual-
ly are obtained by ordering early.
Later the best varieties will be ex-
hausted. It is best to study various
seed catalogues and order only the
most reliable strains. Beware of
i —Vegetable seeds of doubtful
vitality, or those left over from last
spring should be tested before plant.
ing. In testing count 20 to 100
seeds and place them between moist
cloths or blotters in a shallow dish
covered by another dish. After a
few days in a warm temperature, if.
kept moist, the viable seeds will
sprout and the percentage of germi-
nation can be determined
—Human beings like to drink
ice water but livestock prefer warm
water, Dairy cattle and poultry
will maintain normal production if
provided with water of the correct
—Dahlia bulbs should be examin-
ed to see if they are keeping well.
If they are shriveling, cover them
with sand, If they show signs of
starting growth, keep them in a
cooler place.
—Dry skim milk, or milk powder,
is nothing more than fresh, sweet
skim milk from which the water
has been driven off by heat, leaving
a fine white powder which will be
sweet a long time and can be ship-
ped a great distance.
| —Pigs of three to six weeks of
age that are raised indoors are most
' subject to anemia, Supplementing
sow’s milk with an iron salt or
such a salt impurities of
copper is said by investigators to be
the only way of preventing the
disease in suckling pigs.
—Covering silage with blankets or
burlap and preventing circulation of
air in the silo are ways to keep
silage from freezing in severely cold
| —Each Monday at noon timely
farm and garden suggestions are
broadcast from the Pennsylvania
| State College radio Station, WPSC,
Each of these programs begins at
12 o'clock. The station operates on
a frequency of 1230 kilocycles. Each
Sunday the college chapel serviceis
broadcast at 11 o'clock a, m.
—Bees, which have always been
literature’s shining example of in-
dustry and thrift, are now accused
by specialists in apiculture at Mich-
igan State college, of robbery.
As ga further mark of criminal
traits, the specialists point out that
the bees rob the weak and defense-
less members of their species. Colo-
nies which have too few members to
defend their honey stores ‘fall vic-
tims to insect highwaymen if the
apiarist is not careful in handling
his bees.
Owners of bees are advised to con-
tract the entrances of hives occu-
pied by weak colonies. This: enables
the few defenders within the hive to
bar their door to predatory strang-
‘ers, If the hives of weak colonies
must be opened, the work should be
done as rapidly as possible.
—Poultry need more mineral feed
in proportion to their total feed re-
quirements than do most other class-
es of animals. Mineral feed is best
supplied in the form of crushed oys-
ter shells or limestone, which sup-
ply the calcium for eggshell forma-
tion. The shells or limestone should
be rept before the hens all the
—Steamed bone meal, which con-
tains lime and phosphorous. may
also be given, usually mixed in
with mash ration.
—An expensive outlay is not nec-
essary for fattening beef calves. A
small, well-fenced lot, a shed :
on the south with a good roof.
t all that is
or tank for water are prac-
required. Twenty
by , be absolutely unique,
The Klever Device Company of
Harrisburg finds itself in possession
of the plate “10 U,” which bears
a strong resemblance to “I O U.”
Requests have been made for the
tags “1930 AD” and “AD 1930”
but Pennsylvania plates no longer
bear more than five characters, The
nearest approach to these numbers
‘is “AD 30,” held by Wilson D. Lewis,
of Ebensburg, and “30 AD.” held b
A. J. Search, of near Shiny
‘Ma” and “Pa” are seen on the
road by amused travelers, the for-
mer being held by Dr. John B. Mec-
Allister, of Harrisburg, and the
| latter by President W. W. Atter.
' equally desired
bury of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
F. W. Hassett, of Harrisburg,
calls his tag ‘one of the times.” It
is “H 20,” which can easily be
translated as' the chemical symbol
for water,
The ‘“yoo-yoo” plate will be found
on the car of Herman Brown of
Harrisburg, and the “U U” resem-
bles nothing so much as a pair of
inverted muleshoe prints.
So far as Motor Vehicle officials
know only one tag so far issued
spells the name of the holder.
It is that bearing “LA 4” held by
John A, LaFore, of Fairview Farms,
Narberth. Wiley U. Sallade, of
Longwood, Kenneth Square holds
the much sought “U 8,” and the
“M D” is on the
car of a physician, of course—Dr,
Matthew M. Douglas, of Harrisburg.
Elizabeth Earley, of Harrisburg, is
pleased with her plate, but not
simply because the “HE 11” at a
distance resembles the name of a
torrid region, The “HE 1” tag, no
matter what it means, is held by a
Harrisburg elevator concern. And
the “EZ” plate on the rear of his
car is not an invitation to a speed
contest, according to Charles C. Al-
bright, of Harrisburg, Gerald Wat-
son ‘of Harrisburg, displays “O O
G,” and the plate of Harry -Kensel,
of Harrisburg, says “OH.”
Commissioner Eynon called at-
tention to the fact that motorists
are disregarding that section of the
Motor code which provides that Ili-
cense plates must kept clean.
“It is true that street and road
grime are particularly present in
late winter and early spring,” he
said, “but that is no reason why
owners should permit three or four
weeks accumulation to pile on their
square feet of floor space per calf
is adequate for shelter, while two or
three times as much lot space is us-
ually needed. If the lot is likely to ;
become very muddy it should be
paved or roofed over unless an
abundance of bedding can be put
down cheaply to keep the calves
dry and clean and to save liquid
manure, They should have a dry
bed at night, and in the morth pro-
tection from cold winds and snow.
—Improve the tilth of
soil by applying at least 20 tons of
well-rotted animal manure per acre
or by plowing under a green manure
crop. me and , Where
needed, also aid in soil preparation,
New York
February 16, March 16
Lv. Saturday Night Preceding Excursion
Lv. Bellefonte 8.24 P. M.
See Flyers or Consult Agents
Pennsylvania Railroad
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KLINE WOODRING.—Attorney at-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices in all
eourts. Office, room 18 Seldere ix
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. [oir ds 8
tion given all legal business entrusted
to his care. Offices—No. 5, East High
street. B44
J M. KEICHLINBE.—Attorney-at-Law and
Justice of the Peace. All professional
business will receive prompt attention.
Offices on second floor of Temple Court.
G. RUNKLE.— Attorney-at-Li a
Consultation 2 English and Ger
man, ce in
Bellefonte, Pa. ors Buy
S. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Cen
county, Pa. Office at his residence.
Bellefonte State
66-11 Holmes Bldg.
Crider’'s Ex.
D. CASEBEER, Optometrist.—]
C tered and licensed by the Regis
Eyes examined, glasses fitted. Sat-
jsfection guaranteed, Frames = placed
and lenses matched. Casebeer Bl: , High
St., Bellefonte, Pa. Cage
A B. ROAN, Optometrist,
i 7” ie ate on 8 State Col
y exce turday,
fonte, in the EG arbrk building opposite
the Court House, Wednesday afternoons
from 2 to 8 p. m. and Saturdays 9 a. m.
to 4:30 p. m. Bell Phone. 68-40
Registered Architect,
We have taken on the line of
Purina Feeds
We also carry the line of
Wayne Feeds
Purina Cow Chow, 349, $3.90 per B
Purina Cow Chow, 249, 2.75 per H
Purina Calf meal - 5.00 per H
Wayne dairy, 329, . 3.00 per H
Wayne dairy 249, - 2.75 per H
Wayne Egg mash - 3.25 per H
Wayne Calf meal - 4.25 per H
Wayne Horse feed - 2.50 per H
Wayne all mash chick
starter . - - 4.00perH
Wayne all mash grower 3.40 per H
Wagner's dairy, 329% - 2.70 per H
Wagner's dairy, 20% 2.40 per H
Wagner's Pig meal - 2.80 per H
Wagner's Egg mash, 189 3.00 per H
Wagner’s Scratch feed 2.40 per H
Oil meal a iwi 3.10 per H
Cotton Seed meal - 2.70 per H
Gluten feed . - 2.50 perH
Alfalfa feed - 225perH
Meat meal = - 4.00perH
Tankage, 60% - 4.25 per H
Qyster shell - 1Ll0perH
Fine Stock Salt - = ll0perH
Let us grind your corn and oats
and make up your Dairy Feeds with
Cotton Seed Meal, Oil Meal, Alfalfa,
Gluten Feed and Bran Molasses,
We will make delivery of two ton
lots. No charge,
When You Want Good Bread or
Pastry Flour
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Caldwell & Son
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
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