Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 06, 1930, Image 7

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Achieves Ambition to Ride
With Idol and Is Now
Official Mascot.
Springfield, IL—Do dreams come
They do for little nine-year-old
Charies Castle, of Pawnee, whose
@reams and faith have won him the
realization of a year-old dream to
meet, know and fly with “Jimmy Don-
nally,” a pilot-hero of a school story
The Castle home is on a little farm
eommanding a view of the surround-
Wg countryside outside Pawnee. From
the elevated site of his home Charles
Bad been an “unknown” friend of alr
mall pilots of Universal division of
American Airways, Inc, for many
months, Today he is their mascot.
There was born in Charles that
dren today—a desire to fly. This de-
sire was kindled, directly by the deeds
of that wonderous book hero “Jimmy.”
“Mother,” Charles sald to his moth-
or, Mra. Sam Castle, one day, “Mother,
1 wonder if that pilot carrying the
maj] over our housq {sn’t Jimmy?”
“It may be, son,” Mrs. Castle replied,
and forgot the matter.
Prays for God's Help.
A few nights later, while Mrs, Cas-
tle was hearing Charles’ prayers, the
as down swooped the great plane and
then up to circle the field. Then down
to a swift and graceful landing, and
to taxi up to the waiting crowd—
Firm hands held the excited child.
As “Jimmy” cut oft his power the lit-
tle 1ad was released and he sped to
the plane's side and into “Jimmy's”
arms with a wild cry—and burst inte
tears as his idol held him close and
petted him.
Pilots, grease-monkies, men and
women in all walks of life who knew
of and appreciated the real drama that
was being enacted before their sight
found thelr vision dimmed by tears of
happiness—happy that hope and faith
had won and for a little childs
Later came the ride. Little Charles
climbed into the plane with his Jimmy.
The motor roared and the craft swept
down the field, into the wind, and was
up and away. “Jimmy” headed due
south to Charles’ home and school
A little loving mother danced with
joy, meanwhile waving a towel to her
gon there above her as the plane cir-
cled the home. In the fleld was the
father at his task of coaxing a living
from the soil for his little brood. At
which comes to men, women and chil- | the schoolhouse pupils and teacher
were in the yard, each happy for
Charles and the realization of his big
“There's Mother,” the lad screamed
Into his idol's ear. “There's Daddy.”
Over the home and the school “Jim-
my” swung his craft low and in wide
circles so that the faces of the be- |
| loved mother and father and play-
| mates were plain to the excited boy.
little lad asked God's help in the real-
{sation of his life’s “big adventure”—
to meet, to know, and to fly with
“Jimmy don’t see me,
Charles told his mother.
“If he did
Days passed. “Jimmy” failed to
land in the big pasture, although the
little lad waved in vain as the planes
eailed over the farm home.
Finally a Springfield newspaper
(Dlinois State Register) received a
letter in which Mrs. Castle pleaded
that “you try and find ‘Jimmy’ for
Charles was presented with gold
| wings by “Jimmy” and not to be out-
| done, the boy gave the wings that
adorned his little natty flying suit te
hig “Jimmy.”
Wants to Be Pilot.
Questioned later by Postmaster
Conkling and city officials Charles
J know he'd come down in the big declared:
wy little Charles. ‘Jimmy’ pilots that
green and silver double-winged
jane. I know there must be more
an one pilot, but Charles insists that
my’ pilots all these ships. When !
you find him please send him this
letter from Oharles.”
City editors have the reputation ot
being “hard,” but when this Springfield
elty editor (J. D. Myers) read Charles’
Jetter to “Jimmie,” he knew that
Wayne Williams, of Universal, was
the pilot.
Charles’ letter read:
“Dear Jimmy:
~ “] gee you go over every day in your
airoplane. I see you if you didn’t go
1. would almost cry. . s
“I love to watch you fiy by. Some
day won't you come down and take
me up in the sky with you I want to
fly like you. Will you, please Jimmy?
Do you know where my Daddy's pas-
ture is—the big one? Could you come
down there?
“Have you a boy? What is his name:
How old is he? I will be nine (9)
years old groundhog day. Did you
bring, Santa Claus to my house Xmas
in your plane?
“I'm looking for you to come see me
every day Jimmy. Good-by Jimmy.
“Charles Castle.”
Charles Held Faith.
Pilot Williams received Charles’ let-
ter and there was certain correspond-
ence between Universal officials and
Mrs. Castle. Little Charles held faith
—sgome day “Jimmy” would stop.
Nightly he prayed and dreamed. Bad
weather brought serious fear to his
mind and heart—for “Jimmy’s” safety.
Then came the sunshine. A letter
and a package for Charles was
‘brought by the rural route mail
“It's Jimmy, mother, it’s Jimmy!"
shrieked the lad, as he tore through
the farm home waving a picture of
his beloved pilot.
“To my friend, Charles Castle,” was
inscribed on the face of the photo-
graph, from his friend “Jimmy
Little Charles hardly ate or slept fox
two days and nights. Then “Jimmy”
received a letter.
“Dear Jimmy:
«] got your picture and I want to
thank you. I love to look at you. I
Jove your airoplane. You bet I want
to ride with you. Will you show me
how you do it? May I sit beside you
up there? I love you Jimmy and so
does Nellie and James. You know
Nellie and James are my little sister
and brother. Don't forget to come
soon. Please be careful in this bad
weather. I love you Jimmy.
“Your friend Charles.”
“Jimmy” enlisted the aid of his fek
low pilots and the north and south-
bound mail and passenger planes sa-
Juted Charles as they sped along op
their scheduled flights.
One day Charles received a letter
saying that “Jimmy” was coming to
see him and take him for that long-
awaited ride in the clouds. And
be did.
Accompanied by Postmaster William ' g
.Oonkling, of Springfield, Charles was
at the municipal airport a few morn-
Ings later. There came a roar of mo-
tor—far away, then closer and closer.
| Hope and Faith Win.
“It’s Jimmy,” Charles yelled, as ne |!
danced about in. his great excitement.
Santa Claus, in person, would never
have been afforded such an eager
Hope and faith had won. Charles
was about to realize a dream, to see
the fulfillment of his prayers. He stared
«Jimmy's wonderful—l want to be
a pilot just like him.”
One hitch in the program brought
tears of sadness to Charles. He had
planned that “Jimmy” would visit him,
stay with him there, play with him,
fly with him. When he was told that
“the mail must go through” he drew
his little lips to a straight line, blinked
his eyes and sald:
“Sure, the mail must go through
But, Jimmy, please don’t forget that
pasture I showed you 44
There was dinner with its chicken
and all the “fixing’,” topped by extra-
special serving of ice cream—and then
the trip home to a waiting family and
playmates of the school yard.
«It was great,” he exclaimed, head
ap and chest expanded. ‘Believe me,
my Jimmy knows how to fly a plane—
and he showed me: all about it.”
Following came the secret, but as-
suredly the promised prophecy that
one day Charles and Jimmy will be
flying the air lines together.
Motorist Robs Man
Whom He Gave Lift
Santa Barbara, Calif.—Louis Tur-
aer, twenty-six-year-old resident of
the Seamen's institute in San Fran-
cisco, recently was clouted over the
head with an iron bar and robbed
of $180 on a side road off the Coast
highway near Naples by a motorist
who had picked him up near Ventura
as he was “hitch-hiking” back to his
home port, San Pedro.
Turner said a man driving a find
car had given him a “lift” from Ven-
tura and that they had come to this
city, enjoying several drinks together
en route. Later, according to his
story, they started north, the man
driving the car off the Coast highway
on a side road near Naples, explain-
ing the action by declaring that some
“peautiful scenery could be seen from
the road.”
After stopping, Turner said, his
companion reached into the back of
the car, grabbed an iron pipe and hit
him over the head with it.
Poisoned Oats Found
and Eaten by Horses
Metropolis, Nev.—Squirrels, care
.essness, and a horse's natural desire
for oats resulted in John Blake los-
ing his best work team and a good
saddle horse. The three animals were
turned loose on a load of hay under
which were three sacks of poisoned
oats, procured for eradication of squir-
rels and gophers. Blake had forgotten
about the oats. The horses reached
them, broke through the sacks, and
the oats worked as effectively on
them as they were supposed to do on
gophers and squirrels.
Motorman Stops Car
as He Is About to Die
Los Angeles.—With hig dying effort,
f J. A. Sharon, a motorman of the
Los Angeles railway, stopped his car
at Ninth and Hoover streets. Then he
collapsed on the platform.
When an ambulance surgeon from
Georgia Street Receiving hospital ar-
rived Sharon was dead, apparently ot
heart disease. He was sixty years old.
$7,500 Is Too Much
for Too Tight Shoes
Cleveland.—Seventy-five hun-
dred dollars for a pair of blis-
tered feet is too much, Com:
mon Pleas Judge Samuel Kra-
' mer ruled when he dismissed
the suit of Henry H. Dubbs,
filed because a shoe merchant
sold him shoes that hurt
hig feet.
§ Where did man get his week,
% and what decided its length? ¥
% Like so many things, it came 3
from the Romans, but it did ¥
% not originate in Rome. During
% the reign of Theodosius the sev-
¢ en day week came into use, and
% Rome imagined that it was
Bgyptian; but in truth it came
from the Jews, who believed
that God made the world in six
days and rested on the seventh.
Christianity was just begin-
ning to creep across the world
in those days, but masses of
people were still pagan, and they
accepted the seven day week as
a moon week.
. Bach day was dedicated to one
of the planets, Sun day, Moon
day, Mars day, Mercury day,
Jove day, Venus day, and Saturn
The Anglo-Saxon forefathers
refused to call the days after
foreign gods and renamed them
after their own divinities, Tow,
Woden, Thor, Frigga and Se-
The work “week” comes from
the German “wikon,” meaning
change or succession, and the
length of this succession of days
is usually decided by the moon
or the market,
How Compass Plant Got
Oursed His Neighbors and Roared
All Over the Place, “But
What of It”
Pittsburgh.—Charles Rizzo admits
he may have disturbed the peace of
Duffield street; he further admits he
may have been contentious, obstreper-
ous, pugnacious, and pestiferous; he
may have been unseemly in his con-
duct toward his neighbors, have in-
jured their feelings by hard words
and threats. .
But Charles Rizzo is ready to fight
to the end to prove he is not a “com-
mon scold”; he intends to go to the
United States Supreme court, if nec-
essary, to set aside the verdict given
in Criminal court by a jury of eight
men and four women.
The affair goes back to last winter.
The good people of Duffield street
claim that every day and every night
during the winter, Rizzo came home
shouting and cursing.
The neighbors caused to be invoked
against Rizzo the old colonial law,
adopted in and still standing on the
statutes of the commonwealth. And
they haled Rizzo into court to answer
' to being a “common scold.”
A dozen neighbors testified that
Rizzo would swear at them every time
he saw them, day or night, and that
his conduct at all times was unseem-
ly. They testified he would stand in
| his yard and would curse them until
| they fled.
Its Somewhat Odd Name |
The so-called compass plants get
their name from a habit of growth
brought about through self-preserva-
The plants, including the rosin weeds
and the prickly lettuce, usually pro-
duce fairly broad leaves, which grow
in a horizontal position. In section”
where the air ig particularly dry and
the sunlight inten: one edge of the
leaf usually curls straight upward,
in order that a thin edge may be
presented to the withering rays of the
By this means, the flatter surfaces
face the morning and evening rays
of the sun, which are, of course, less
intense, while to the midday sun, the ;
plant presents only the thin edge.
In sections where this growing habit
is common, the effect is striking.
How Map Is “Oriented”
Questions by counsel failed to de-
velop answers as to why some neigh-
por did not exercise the great Ameri-
can privilege of extirpating him.
Eventually Rizzo was convicted. But
he appealed for a new trial. His law-
yer, F. L. Lagorio, cites the wording
of the scold statute to prove biologi-
cally that Rizzo could not be convicted
under it, for the law defines a scold as
“g glib woman with a too active
Futhermore, counsel pleads, should
(he conviction stand, the county would
be put to wasteful expense, a8 the law
provides that “any person convicted
of belng a common scold shall be
ducked three times in an open body
of water.”
The learned counsel points out thau
" pelther Allegheny county nor Penn-
gylvania state now OwDs & ducking
: stool.
that its east side, etc., lies toward the |
corresponding parts of the horizon;
the map attached to a plane table
may be rotated to make its directions
correspond with the actual compass
directions. In surveying, the azimuth
of a line is the angle the line makes
with a north and south line, and dif-
fers from a bearing in being measured
always in one direction through 360
degrees, while bearings are measured
in each of four directions through 90
degrees. Contour lines on a map are
lines connecting points of the same
elevation. On a contour map which
shows contour lines at 50, 100, 150
feet, etc, the contour intervals will
be 50 feet. Distance is usually in-
dicated by means of a scale; for fur-
ther information as to methods used
in surveying, consult a textbook on
the subject.
How X-Ray Foils Smugglers
As a means of combatting the in-
genuity of diamond smugglers, the au-
thorities of the port of New York are
X-raying wealthy society women who
are known to have bought a lot of
diamonds in Paris: If she fails to
declare them when the ship arrives,
she will be asked to step inside a
specially constructed booth in the cus-
toms shed.
As the woman stands there, the ex-
pert in charge will be able to see at
once if any solid objects are concealed.
Should she have hidden a diamond
just before leaving the ship, it will be
seen, as also will any jewelry hidden
in the heels of her shoes or in her
clothes. :
How to Curb Telephone Echo
Film May Cost Woman
To orient a map is to place it so
$10,000 Court Victory
San Francisco, Calit.—Evidence of
physical fitness, recorded on & few
feet of motion picture film, may set
aside a judgment of $10,000 awarded
Mrs. Mary Sylvester for “permanent”
injuries she asserted she suffered
when struck by a falling cornice in
Oakland last May.
The film was filled in Oakland Su-
perior court to support a motion for
a new trial. Affidavits of detectives
who, unknown to her, filmed Mrs.
Sylvester after the trial, and phy-
gicians accompanied the exhibit.
Investigators for the defense called
on Mrs. Sylvester after the damages
were awarded, one affidavit states, and
asked her to sell them some eggs. On
the third visit they “happened” to
have a movie camer. along and vol-
untee ed to snap a few pictures of
The incident of the falling cornice
occurred May 20, 1929. Mrs. Sylvester
filed suit for $25,000 damagés and
based on her showing in court a jury
in Superior Judge Murphy's court
awarded her $10,000 on March 12.
An affidavit of Mrs. Alice Mae
Young, one of the defense investigat-
ors, recites that the woman wrestled
with a large dog for 156 minutes with-
out appearing to be tired.
Defendants in the case are the own-
ers of the Brunswick hotel, from
which the cornice fell; Agnes McMul-
len, Ida O. Jones, and G. H. Jones,
and two painters working there at
the time: Thomas E. Scanlon and
Mark A. Miller.
Told of the “movie” evidence, Mrs.
' Sylvester was said to have collapsed.
By delaying speech transmission,
actually bottling up a word on the .
telephone wire and holding it for an ’
instant, engineers have demonstrated
a way of overcoming echoes and other-
wise improving telephone service. The
holding lasts only for a few hun-
dreths of a second and is accom-
plished by means of retarding ap-
paratus similar to that already em-
ployed in telephoning over transat-
lantic and long land cables.—Popular
Mechanics Magazine.
How to Clean Paintings
A good way to clean oil paintings
fs to rub them with linseed oil. When
you buy It ask for boiled linseed oil,
as there are two kinds. By applying
this with a soft piece of cloth you will
have good results. It will not injure
the paintings in any way.
How Navy Trains Men
The navy maintains 42 trade schools
for the specialization training of its
enlisted men in electricity, gyro elec-
tricity, gunnery, pharmacy, radio, ad-
vanced radio, repair, machinery, music,
aviation, and the trades of blacksmith
: and coppersmith.
How Bridal Veil Originated
The custom of a bride wearing a
vell is derived from the old Anglo-
' Saxon way of performing the cere-
' mony under a piece of square cloth,
. held at each corner by a tall man, to
ronceal from the onlookers the bride’s
Germans Plan Fete in
Honor of Von Steuben
Berlin.—Arrangements are being
made by the Carl Schurz society to
observe on September 17 of this year
the 200th anniversary of the birth
of General von Steuben.
An honorary committee has been
named with President von Hindenburg
at its head.
Other members include Frederick M.
Sackett, the American ambassador;
Julius Curtius, foreign minister, and
Paul Loebe, president of the reich
| stag.
Swarm of Bees Puts
Automobile Into Ditch
Onion, 8. C.—A swarm of angry bees
put an automobile carrying eight pass
engers into a 10-foot ditch. The only
| injuries sustained were painful bee
The car struck something that ap
parently flew into a thousand different
parts, buzzing, crawling and stinging.
It was a swarm of bees crossing the
| highway.
Exhausted Eagle Falls
Upon Deck of Trawler
Grimsby, England—A huge bird,
pelieved to be a sea eagle, fell ex-
hausted on the deck of the trawler
Thunderstone in the North sea some
400 miles from the River Humber, and
attached itself to the ship as perrna-
nent mascot.
N invitation to attend
al the Commencement
Exercises of a distant State Teachers’ College
came to a farmer from his niece, a member of
the graduating class. As the date approached,
however, he realized it would be impossible to
leave the farm. Faced with berry picking, cul-
tivation, and a dozen urgent farm duties, he
telephoned his congratulations and satisfactorily
explained his enforced absence.
Modern Farm Home
This ‘Bank as Your Executor
AS or two ago, the advisor of a widow
whose estate we are managing, came
in to inquire about her affairs.
Our Trust Officer produced his books
and showed him the record. Simple, clean-
cut, every transaction properly recorded,
showing income, investments, payments, etc.
He agreed that a properly managed
Bank as executor induced a feeling of confi-
dence and security not found elsewhere.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
It, Is Not, Magic
It, isn’t, because we are any smarter
than the other fellow - - - - it’s simply
because we are satisfied with a
smaller profit.— (we think it’s good
That’s why we say to you that
From $5 to $10
Will Be Your Saving
If you buy your Suit
at The Fauble Store....