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    Boma Mita
‘Bellefonte, Pa., February 14, 1930.
The following items of interest to
many of our younger readers have
bes» taken from this week's issue
of “The Bellefontian,” the bi-month-
ly publication of the students of the
Bellefonte High school.
For the last week intensive prac-
tice has been going on and it is
hoped that the production will go
over with a “bang.”
Courage and ambition are re-
quisite for a glee club the size of
ours to attempt to reproduce sucha
Costumes for the play are lavish
and gorgeously colored, being typi-
cal of the peasant class which the
greater part of the cast represents. |
Mrs. Krader on her recent trip to
New York City personally chose the
Many fine choruses are being |
drilled and are doing some very |
fine work. Many of the steps are
intricate and difficult of execution.
The quality of the chorus work |
may be better understood by the |
fact that a number of the original |
glow-worm chorus of 1928 are tak- |
ing part in the production.
The principals almost without ex- '
ception have been doing commend- |
able work throughout the season. |
Quite a few of them were princi- |
pals in last year’s “Going Up,” and |
those who attended that play know |
the quality of work of which they
are capable. In addition to these,
several members of the cast took
part in the class plays last spring
and proved their mettle by smooth
work. Mrs. Krader has discovered
some new talent amidst the mem-
bers of the club, and they, too,
promise to do credit to her choice.
The story is intriguing for it holds
mystery, romance, comedy, —all
that theatre goers require,
A survey of grades for the last
six weeks again shows very pleas-
ing results. The number of honor
students shows a gain of eight
since the close of the second six
weeks period. If the same rate of
growth continues, the Honor Roll
will be a source of pride for the
faculty and student body of the
Bellefonte High School.
Of the thirty-one students who
have attained a place on the Honor
Roll for the last six weeks, fifteen
are members of the senior class.
This fact is very encouraging as it
shows that the class to be graduatea
in June is in a fair way to estab-
lish a record for scholastic ability.
The enrollment of the senior class
is approximately 80. Thus almost
one-third. of the members of the
graduating class are honor students,
The junior honor students have
been increased by one since the last
report, but there is still plenty of
room for dissatisfaction at the
showing of the class as a group.
The sophomore roster has also
gained a member, yet the work of
the class could still be better.
The freshman honor students re-
main the same in number.
Samuel Bricker Bleanor Hoy
David Fortney Emily Keatly
Reynolds Shope Jane Musee
Paul Taylor Dorothy Runkle
Mary Curtin Barbara Sloop
Erma Smay Helen Tanner
Bessie Stere Christine Smith
Rachael Van Pelt
Ralph Haag Robert Thomas
Lillian Johnson Lenore Morgan
Carl McKinley Martha Brugger
Virginia Irvine Betty Campbell
Pearce Rumberger
Frank Fisher Elizabeth Thompson
Mary Hartle Norman Kirk
Jane Tallhelm Vivian Miles
Betty Woomer
On Friday evening, January 24,
the Bellefonte High School basket-
ball team met the Mountain League
Champions of 1929 in a return
game, and were defeated 43-14.
The score, by all means, indicates
a poor game, but this is one time
when the score cannot be taken as
evidence. This game was one of the
fastest played on the local floor for
some time. The boys fought to the
best of their ability, and Lewis-
town knew they were in a basket-
ball game.
The “big boys” from over the
mountains were fortunate to have
good shots, because the majority
of their field goals were scored from
in back of the foul line.
Bellefonte Lewistown
‘Haupt F. Reynolds
Kelleher . Hasson
Gettig C. Clelan
‘Spangler G. Cruthers
Shope G. Burlew
Time of Quarters—10 minutes.
Referee—Winner—Lock Haven.
Host: (appearing on darkened
veranda)—"“Are you young folks en-
joying yourselves?”
(absolute silence)
Host returning indoors—*That's
Lonesome Little Louise—‘Noboay
loves me, and my hands are cold.”
Hard-Hearted Henry—“Well, God
loves you, and you can sit on your
“Your face, my thane,
make a clock stop.”
“And yours, my lord, would make
| of
one run.”
Recent Convention Between
England and the United
States Fixes Boundary.
Washington.—Seven “lost” islands
will be reattached to the Philippines
by a recent convention between Eng
land and the United States fixing the
boundary between North Borneo and
the Philippines archipelago.
“Mislaying islands in the Philip
pines is easier than it would seem,”
says a bulletin of the National Geo
graphic society from its headquarters
in Washington, D. C., “because there
are approximately 7.000 islands in the
archipelago. distributed over an area
equal in length to the distance from
Palatka, Fla., to Mackinaw City, Mich.
“Taganak, most important of the
seven ‘lost’ islands, is only a mile long.
Some of the others are merely clumps
trees on small rocks or cora'
vatches. None is inhabited.
“Before the Spanish-American war,
Spain had made a boundary treaty
with Great Britain defining the line
between Borneo and the Philippine is-
lands as nine miles off the Borneo
coast. Later came the treaty by which
Spain ceded to the United States the
Philippine islands, and this was found
to have four errors, the last of which
are being cleared up more than 30¢
years later.
An Island Without a Country.
“Soon after the treaty was made fit
was found that Cagayan islands. of
which the principal island has an area
of 46 square miles and a population of
250, had been left as an island without
a country. This was corrected in 1900,
Last year the question of who owned
Palmas island, near the Celebes, was
seftled by an arbiter’s award, giving
it to Holland. Another error has been
found in the northern line dividing the
Philippine islands and Taiwan (For-
mosa), but this does not involve actual
“England has been administering the
seven ‘lost’ islands off Borneo, giving
them the little attention they need.
On Taganak is a lighthouse marking the
entrance to Sandakan harbor, the most
important port on the North Borneo
coast. The provision of the old Span-
ish and British treaty has been found
impossible of fulfillment because ‘nine
nautical miles off the coast,’ creates
an impossible surveying problem, due
to the sinuous curves of the Borneo
Yield Coconuts and Turtle Eggs.
“So an imaginary line has been
drawn across the ocean and it is speci-
fied that all the islands and rocks
north of this line, and this means most
of the group known as the Turtle is-
lands, will go to the Philippines. In
addition to Taganak there are Great
Bakkungaan, Langaan, Lihiman, Boaan,
Baguan, and the Mangsees lying north
of Mangsee channel.
“Although the islands are uninhab-
(ted and very difficult to reach; be-
cause of the barriers of coral which
surround them, natives go to them reg-
ularly to gather coconuts and turtle
“The Turtle islands, as they are lo
cally called, and the Mangsees, lie
along the southern edge of the Sulu
sea and are as far south of Manila as
Charleston, 8. C., is south of New York
340 Traffic Deaths
in London in 3 Months
London.—During July, August and
September of 1929, 340 persons were
killed in the metropolitan police dis-
trict of London. The total injured
over the same period was 16,200, while
32,000 persons suffered either prop-
erty or personal loss.
Private automobiles were the worst
| of third class.
: tear ourselves away.
. 1 Wonder
The theater business, badly off as it
is, enjoys boom days in comparison
with the night clubs. These establish-
ments, once the happy hunting grounds
for suckers with bank rolls, are now
almost deserted. Press agent after
press agent has tried to put this or
that club over, but with scant success.
Can it be that people are tired of
¢ * ©
Something New
Something new and decidedly worth
while in the night club line has devel:
oped. [t is a swanky establishment
that aims to amuse with playlets.
sketches and songs. instead of gaudy
floor shows There was a decided ait
of class about its premiere. Instead
of opening at eleven o'clock or mid-
pight, its discreetly silk-draped doors
are unlocked at seven-thirty. Any fime
between then and nine one can dine—
and dance, of course. And the diners
do not have to rush through the meal
and hurry off to a theater, for the
stage entertainment is right there.
Sophisticated sketches about marriage
and morals, humorous sketches of tif:
teen minutes’ duration and shorter
items of the blackout variety are op
the program. [It is all very European.
and maybe it is the new thing that the
night club world has been crying for.
* 4» SE
It’s a System :
I heard a story the other day about
a postmaster in a village near New
York who was warned that he must
sell $1.000 worth of stamps by January
1, or take a cut in salary. Post offices.
it appears. are graded by the husiness
they do, and this one hovered on the
prink of becoming fourth class instead
The postmaster com
municated his troubles to a New York
friend. ‘The city fellow promptly vis
ited the village and bought $1.000 in
stamps ip one monchalant purchase
It looked like a pretty generous thing
to do, for it would take even a large
business concern sometime to use that
much postage. But did the rescuer
start mailing letters wholesale? No
He came back to New York and sold
his stamps to the general post office
*® *
A Habit
The fascination.of an auction room
has a magic effect upon gadget buyers
1 don't mean the cheap jewelry fake
auctions, but the on-the-level disposals
of household furnishings. 1 dropped
into a red-flagged establishment the
other day to see what price an antique
desk that 1 had admired would bring.
I svanted the desk. but was afraid to
start bidding an it. [ might pay more
than 1 could afford. I sat for a long
while watching desks. pianos, chairs
and chandeliers go under the hammer
Beside me sat a very well-dressed. ex:
cited eiderly couple, who bid in item
after item. Finally the woman turned
to me as if she felt that an apology
for her presence were forthcoming.
«1 don’t know why we waste our
time and money here, but we can’t
We don’t need
these things. And look! Here's what
we might be doing this very minute ”
Opening her bag she showed me two
orchestra seats for a matinee of the
“I'l go,” 1 said. And she gave them
to me.
« ss
The world doesn’t realize how man)
honeymooners are traveling about un-
til a steamship sinks. Stricken ves-
sels seem to be filled with brides and
grooms. A young woman with whom
offenders, killing 88 and injuring 4,905. |
Trade and commercial vehicles killed
112 and injured 1,000. Omnibuses
killed 25 and injured 845.
Trams took the lives of seven, but
injured 559. Jaywalking and careless
driving are given as the chief reasons
for the number of deaths and acci-
dents. Hesitating or faltering are also
listed as important reasons for the
high toll in lives and property.
French Attempt to End
Roaming by Land Gifts
Paris.—France is striving to stop
the aimless wanderings of the gypsy
tribes of Syria by offering them land
to till and houses in which to live.
Although the instinct to rove on the
part of these nomads has dominated
them for centuries, French colonial
officials are confident that they can
be made sedentary and point to the
changes that have been brought about
in the habits of some of the tribes.
Rockefeller Money
Aids German Science
Goettingen, Germany. — The
pew home of the institute of
mathematics of the University of
Goettingen, the construction of
which was made possible by a
gift from the Rockefeller foun-
dation, was dedicated in De
cember. Goettingen, widely
known as “the mathematical
center of the world,” has thus
acquired the most modern in-
stitute of the kind of all Ger
man universities.
1 am acquainted announced her en-
gagement some Six months ago. The
wedding was scheduled for a few
weeks later. But the trousseau took
an enormous amount of time, and the
wedding was postponed. The second
date arrived. and again the ceremony
was put off. Finally, after months of
wild shopping the bride-to-be felt that
she was properly equipped.
The ceremony took place and the
pewlyweds boarded the Fort Victoria
for a honeymoon in Bermuda. Four
or five hours later the ship was
wrecked in a fog off Ambrose light.
and the young couple found themselves
in a lifeboat—and in the rain. The
troussean was in Davy Jones’ locker.
(©. 1930, Bell Syndicate.)
‘Come and Get 'Em,’ Says
Borrower After 40 Years
Washington.—Your neighbor isn’t
the only one who borrows books and
forgets to return them. Forty years
ago the State department loaned the
court of claims 130 volumes of records
relating to old French and Spanish
claims against the United States.
Last month the department wrote
| court officials suggesting 40 years wus
long enough to keep borrowed books.
True to borrower’s habits, the court
replied the department could have the
books if it would send after them.
. Wolves Kill Hundreds
of Canadian Deer
Montreal.—(Carcasses of hun
dreds of deer are dotted over
the hillsides and wooded valleys
of northern Alberta and the
northwest territories, victims of
the worst depredation of wolves
the northwest has known for
Oh, Yes!
W.R. Shope Lumber Co.
Lumber, Sash, Doors, Millwork and Roofir,_,
Call Bellefonte 43:
mnmmsrm— wos
Nephew of Former Italian Premie:
Charges Government With in-
human Treatment.
New York.—Charges that the Fascist
government has imprisoned and exiled
thousands of its political opponents
without trial, subjecting them to ex-
treme inhuman treatment, are made
by Francesco F. Nitti, nephew of the
exiled former premier of Italy, and
himself an escaped prisoner from the.
rocky penal islands off the north Afri-
can coast, in an article in the North
American Review.
Nitti’s article is presented as a part
of his forthcoming book, the announce-
ment of which has aroused vigorous
Fascist opposition to its publication
and caused the offices of the publish-
ers both in London and New York to
be put under police guard.
Nitti, once a Rome bank executive,
was arrested, he says, with 3,000 other
anti-Fascists in Rome during the first
two weeks of Fascist power in 1926.
He was never shown a warrant for
his imprisonment and never brought
to trial. Within two weeks he was
ordered deported to the penal islands
for five years, although no specific
charge was ever filed against him. At
least 29 members of the Italian cham-
ber of deputies suffered the same fate,
he says, before the entire body of 200
anti-Fascist deputies was summarily
ousted from their elected positions.
The entire body of political prison-
ers was subjected to innumerable
hardships, he declares. On occasions,
20 prisoners were crowded into cells
built for six or seven.
“We lacked even sufficient water for
washing,” he says. “The food was
beyond imagination—putrid macaroni,
cooked in water and mixed with boiled
worms. By paying outrageous amounts
| we were able to obtain dried figs and
onions. We slept on the floors, on mat-
tresses stuffed with wood shavings.
two of us on each mattress.”
Bad Health in Rural
Areas Costs Billion
Washington.—The United States suf-
fers an annual economic loss of $1,000.-
000,000 because of lack of adequate
health services in the rural communi-
| ties. stated Surgeon General H 8
Cumming in a recent report to con
At the present rate of progress h
will take fifty-one years before all the
rural communities will be receiving
the necessary health service, he said.
During the fiscal year just completed.
the public health service co-operated in
204 counties located in 17 states.
The establishment of county hegitu
organizations provide the machinery
through which all public health serv-
feces may be conducted in proper se-
quence and proper relation one to the
other. These organizations insure to
communities a well balanced, com-
prehensive and general program of
public health work adapted to their
needs. They also serve as the most
practical means for preventing the in-
trastate and Interstate spread of
It was such organizations as these
which were established in the areas
affected by the Mississippi flood of
1927 that were largely instrumental in
averting outbreaks of disease which
threatened to follow the wake of flood.
14 Old Wooden Ships
Come to Strange End
Baltimore.—Fourteen wooden vessels
built during the World war for the
United States shipping board will be
used in the comstruction of a bulk-
head for a chemical company, opposite
the company’s land on the Patpsco
river and east of its plant on Mar-
ley Neck, Curtis Bay.
The work iS expected to require
about three months.
A dredge is at work, preparing a
channel for the reception of the hulks
which have been dismantled and
stripped of machinery. When this has
been completed the vessels, filied with
rock and sand, will be sunk in- the
The plans include the interlocking
of the hulks at bow, and stern to
form a continuous bulkhead about
8,500 feet long. When completed an
area of about 80 acres will have been
reclaimed. The topsides of the sunk-
en ships will be burned off for lev-
eling purposes, it was sald. The ships
are approximately 300 feet long and
are lying off the company’s property.
Death Rate in United
States Shows Increase
Washington.—The birth rate of the
United States fell from 20.7 to 19.7
per 1,000, while the death rate in-
creased from 11.4 to 12.1 during the
year ended June 80. 1929, the United
States Public Health service reported.
The infant mortality rate jumped
from 34.6 to 67.9 per 1.000 births.
The report stated that the increase
in the death rate probably is due in
part to influenza.
Advises Use of ‘Slogan
to Overcome Dejection
Slogans are advocated as an aid te
a healthy mental outlook by James D.
Weinland, who considers their effect
and lists a number in an article ir
Hygeia Magazine.
A good slogan can brighten our
whole horizon, fill us with courage and
be an emotional stimulus. [It directs
and holds the attention to a bracing
thought. For instance, when a man is
down in the dumps it is comforting to
think that “the men who try to do!
something and fail are infinitely bet-
ter than those who try to do nothing
and succeed.” or that “there are more
chances and opportunities in life tha
we know.”
There are slogans hidden away in
the world’s literature that fit almost
any mood or desire, says Mr. Wein,
land. Proverbs are rich in them.
Poems are jeweled with them. Each
person must select the ones that mean
most to him. Used at the right time
the words can penetrate like a sharp
dart into a mood and dissipate it.
They act like a bugle call marshaling
the forces of our resolution and order-
ing them into action,
French Enjoy Fishing
No fewer than 10,000 fishermen took
part in a competition and congress
which was held at Vichy, writes the
Paris correspondent of the London
Sunday Observer. The number is not
only sufficient to show what a placid
person the Frenchman really is—at
least when he reaches a certain age—
but also that he has a natural pas-
sion for sport. 1 do not mean sport
as he understands the word, for he
does not really care about games, but
sport in the sense of shooting and fish-
ing. Game shooting is far more a pur-
suit of the whole people of France
than in England, and there is hardly
a middleaged Frenchman who is not
a fisherman
Is One of Natures Warnings of Dan-
ger Ahead.
Mrs. Annie L. Denson, 214 Wykes
St., Aliquippa, Pa., says, “For 9
years I suffered agony with my
bladder. Was told the only hope for
a cure was an operation. Dreaded
to see night come as I was disturbed
many nights an operation. 5
many nights every 15 minutes. Af-
ter taking Lithiated Buchu (Keller
Formula) a few days, I had much
relief. I am now almost cured.
Sleep all night without being dis-
turbed. I have gained 18 pounds. I
am always glad to tell or write my
full experience.” It acts on bladder
as epsom salts do on howels. Drives
out foreign deposits and lessens ex-
cessive acidity. This relieves the ir-
ritation that causes getting up
nights. The tablets cost 2c. each
at all drug stores, Keller Labora-
tory, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, or local.
ly at C. M. Parrish.
At a Reduced Rate, 20%
73-3 J. M. KEICHLINE, Agent
Colds, - Gri - Flu, - Dengue,
Bilious ver and Malaria.
It is the most speedy remedy known.
FR! 21
Proportionate Fares from Other Points
For details as to leaving time of trains, fares
in parlor or sleeping cars, stop-over privi-
leges, side trip to Atlantic City, or other in-
formation, consult Ticket Agents, or S. H.
Reaney, Division Passenger Agent, Williams-
port, Pa.
Pennsylvania Railroad
New York
February 16, March 16
Lv. Saturday Night Preceding Excursion
Lv. Bellefonte 8.24P. M.
See Flyers or Consult Agents
Pennsylvania Railroad
? KLINE WOODRING.—Attorney at
i Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices in all
| c . Office, room 18 Crider's Ex-
: change. Si-1y
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Sr atorngy a
tion given all legal business en!
Offices—No. 5, East
| to his care.
| M. KEICHLINE.—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-Law,
Consultation in English and Ger-
man. Office in Crider’'s Ex
Bellefonte, Pa.
S. GLENN, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at his
Bellefonte State
Crider’s Ex. 66-11 Holmes Bldg.
D. CASEBEER, Optometrist.—Regis-
tered and licensed by the State.
Eyes examined, glasses fitted. Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Frames r placed
and lenses matched. Casebeer Bl¢; . High
St., Bellefonte, Pa. 1-22-t
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist,
by the State Bard Ea ha Coll
very day exce 7
fonte, in the Garbrick 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. aa-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 H
Purina Cow Chow, 249, 2.75 perH
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 pér H
Wayne all mash chick
starter . - - 4.00perH
Wayne all mash grower 3.40 perH
Wagner's dairy, 329% - 2.70 per H
Wagner’s dairy, 209% 2.40 per H
Wagner’s Pig meal - 2.80perH
Wagner's Egg mash, 189, 3.00 per H
Wagner’s Scratch feed 2.40 per H
Oil meal 2... 3.10 per H
Cotton Seed meal - 2.70 per H
Gluten feed - - 2.50 per H
Alfalfa feed - - 225perH
Meat meal - . 4.00perH
Tankage, 60% % 4.25 per H
Qyster shell - - L1Ll0perBE
Fine Stock Salt - = LlOperH
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
C.Y. Wagner & Co. ie
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
Cheerfully sna Promptly Furnished