Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 12, 1931, Image 2

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    There are gains for all our losses,
There are balms for all our pain,
But when youth, the dream departs,
It takes something from our hearts
And it never comes again.
We are stronger, and are better,
Under manhood's sterner reign;
Still we feel that something sweet
Followed youth, with flying feet,
And will never come again.
Something beautiful is vanished,
And we sigh for it in vain;
We behold it everywhere,
On the earth, and in the air,
But it never comes again.
—Richard Henry Stoddard
It seemed to Tarrant that it was
the first time he had stopped to
think really to think, in ten years.
He sat rigid at his desk, the tense-
ness still in him which had been
him for all of the last nine and
half years. He couldn't get rid
the tenseness, though now he was
set, practically, for life. That thing
which had put a spell of grim de-
termination upon him nine and a
half years ago would not let him
relax, though now he would have
liked to relax.
The whole nine and a half years
seemed like a consecutive, unremit-
ting thing; likea long prize fightin
the old English manner, with no
rounds between. He hug Wen Sse
protagonist. the worl been the
other; and, curiously enough, all
that time he had taken the heavy
body blows of the world, starting
nine and a half years ago with a
blow that should have been a knock-
and , instead, he
half years of shaving every
ing, not looked at himself in a mir-
ror. But now he did look. What
he saw shocked him a little, though
he took, also, a deep pride in it.
His face was hard. Hard! Indubit-
hard. ;
Though he was only 40. there was
gray at the temples, even if the
of Ba chestnut, Wayy Rais was
thi strongly, orfully ve.
Even the expression of his lips had
changed. They set firmly together
now, in a straight line. He remem-
that Lana had often told him
“pretty lips,” and he had al-
ways felt rather foolish and silly
and awkward when she said that.
He thrust his strong hands into
the depths of his pockets and took
a turn around the room. His move-
ments were noiseless.
The large room was carpeted with
thick material that was very expen-
sive. Through the windows
he could look out over New York,
He glanced at the back of the
frosted-glass door and saw there
the Alice-in-Wonderland words:
“tnediserP, tnarraT sucraM”
He smiled grimly to himself. Yes-
terday there had been flowers all
over the room; on the desk had been
of the country. The room
reeled with silly, insincere
speeches. He laughed , con-
temptuously, to himself and sat
down heavily before the desk. Sud-
denly a softness came over him.
ig Jan. jntense look went out of
an e am
3 act. y e infinitely
moment Miss Varney, who
was to be his private Misi en-
tered and laid something upon his
Seth — spoke to JR, He did
er; was uncon-
Sous of her tN
abstraction, she withdrew sil
without waiting for an ently
her question. In the outer office.
however, she said to Miss Feldman
the er Sténograpier: :
! ave you noti
govlilooning he is?" 84. ow
‘“Good-looking!" Miss Feldman re-
turned with surprise * o -
ig, Ta oe rprise, ‘Hard-look
t you ought to see him 3"
Miss Varney returned, her brows
Pitkured in amazement.
arcus was at a
graph on his ang It i
photogravh of a sweet-faced y
girl. ~ He was talking to her men-
“Can you imagine this -
led inwardly as he on tick
chuckled to her: heard her answer-
ing chuckle. “Me! President of a
concern as large as this. Can vou
imagine it!” The picture smiled
back at him warmly. For several
moments he permitted the illusion
that she was alive to him;
it was sweet as a drug. And then
reality swept over him in over-
whelming waves. He rose swift-
lv, went to the door and locked it
tightly, He laid his head upon his
arm on the desk. Reaction was
upon him, reaction to nine and a
half vears of bullving life as life
had once bullied him. He
silently, hovelesslv. Yn an orgy of
emotion nd viet dye let it all come
. e A motion picture, from
the beginning. h
He kad been 22: she onlv 19.
Thev had met at Coney Island.
Conev Tsiand had been auite the
vorue in those dave, He had been
attracted bv her oniet way of dress-
ing and her air of noise. And she
Tndkked so small and frail and sweet.
He had gone to Conev Island for
the first time and had fond in it|goctor uttered it after a thorough
not the surcease ‘from loneliness primp BS and sid that she must
that he had hoved for, but rather. ne iaken at once to a hospital, Mar-
in the center of fay crowds, anac-|oyg ght he could not stand it.
centvation of that loneliness. He | Then he ed of he
was having a prettv hard time to|had not thought uh haut B
“get hv. Motherless and father- | fe had : ' with her hap.
Tess and with only an insu py, look-on-th -side -
high- education, it was ment, she had got th “the war
presence. Nothing his | had
wept. | er, and somewhat expensively;
to pick up a began.
“It's all right,” she said quietly.
“You're different.”
said: “I ought to be
to be at work tomor-
and it's a long ride
said, with enthusi-
way home she told
about herself and he told
about himself.
“Strange,” she said, in that quiet
way of hers, “that you and I should
have picked out this particular
alone?” he asked.
“Oh,” she returned frankly. “I'm
not pretty, and my girl friends go
in for things I don’t, I'm mostly |
alone.” i
“Not pretty?” he echoed, thinking |
for a moment that she was some- |
thing of a coquette after all, trving
merely to draw a compliment from
hime. He studied her closely. She!
was beautiful. Her quiet, blue
ed up at the corners: soft brown
hair: slight figure. But he could see |
what she meant. |
“YT snonose it sounds utterly idiotic,
but IT love vou. I want vou to
marry me. I don't see the slighest
sense in our going out with each
other for weeks or months and
working up to it graduallv. want
vou now. T want us to be toreth-
‘er as man and wife all those months
that others spend courting, We've
already lost too many worevious
months bv not having met each
other sooner.”
“All right,” she said simply: “but
on one condition: that you let me
keep on working for a while.” And
on this she was adamant.
They were married the following
morning, quite simply. by a justice
of the peace. It had been heaven
from then on—or at least if there
had been small frictions, Marcus
had quite forgotten them now. |
She took endless pride in keeping |
immaculately to rights the small
rooms for light housekeeping which
they had taken at first. Later
there had been a small integral
apartment with their own entrance.
Still later a small unfurnished
anartment which thev had furnish-
ed on the installment olan. Curi-
ously they had never tired of each
other: never “usual” and
“every day” to one another.
They walked many nights togeth-
er along Riverside Drive, looking
across at the Jersey shore and the
dark river, They took endless ex-
cursions together; hand-in-hand,
minds and hearts locked. No two
married people, he felt, had ever
grown so closely together. He got
so that he knew her every mental
process, and she knew his. Hun-
dreds of times he spoke out what
was in her mind and she did the
| mireion hacis,
laavth fav an
{in his heart. He
other's minds, though they knew, of |
coin- |
cidence and that their minds ran in|
the same channels. |
"Po |
Marcus it was like death. He never |
expected to see her alive again.
The first days in the trenches
been careless, hoping that a
bullet would end the agony of sep-
aration from her. Then. detecting
this selfishness and cowardice, and
when he was not wounded, he pluck-
ad up hope that might see her
piece of luck
falt it entirelv possible that the or-
der of his life had changed. Thev
wonld have each other always and
live to ripe old ages.
Their being together now was a
new gna greater ecstasy than ithad
ever before, for there was not
deep in his mind the eternal, haunt-
ing fear that oresently he would
lose her, They played gavly togeth
necially in view of that fact that
Marcus could mot get his old job
back. She had her job: and thev
had monev in the bank. And
presently, when things straightened
around. he would get a better posi-
tion than he'd ever had before be-
ease he was an ex-soldier now.
because he
in a position
hospital care, a
specialist, other refinements of med-
ical science that were expensive, he
could have saved her.
he became conscious of
1 in
it, for the peovle in it. for the svs-
tem that controlled it—that was
like a fever, The unfairness, the
callousness, the futility of it. The
| utter insouicance of it. facing these
terrible thines that went on when
it was about enjoying itself. uncon-
Something akin to madness took
him. He would hurt it. He wonld
somehow mark it and bruise jt. He
eves: sweet mouth whimsically turn- would hurt people. He would make |
them suffer as he had suffered—
these neonle who calmlv bought
theatre tickets: arrange’ for reser.
At the door that night he said: vations at nicht clubs: flirted. dene. | inferring anvthine.
ad expensively, while Lana lav there You don’t look sick.
in the hospital morgue and he had
id money for a decent funeral for
Fe took the first position offered
A dah melline om = straicht com-
The last inh
intravert ‘an ta%e n
man with a definite feeline af
feripritv toward others. toward life,
even himself, But the de-
fense mechanism to the feeling of
inferiority was even more 1
now than the original feeling.
He went out to sell and he sold.
He went to his p
sales where
it was impossible to make sales. In-
stant recognition came. Because
there was nothing to do with the
money now, he put it into banks in
savings accounts.
Promotion followed awed emotion. He
was a ‘crew wi an
“overriding” commission on what
the men under him did. He drove
unmereifully, and they hated him;
but obfected desperately when
cials of the company tried to trans-
fer them out from under Marcus
Tarrant to some other territory.
Then he was sales manager. He
gloried in this, Hundreds of men
working hard; he getting part of
their earnings.
Another corporation made him an
offer which included a large share
of the profits of the concern. He
took the position. His investments.
because thev had been vredicated
uvon the conservatism of hankers
rather than the ootimism of secur-
itv salesmen. prospered amazineglv.
He had gained control of this cen.
ond concern easilv. Then there had
heen an amalgamation and Marcuse
Tarrant found himself onresident of
the new, larze, consolidated organ-
ization. At 40 a millionaire execu-
tive: at 30 a nenniless, jobless man.
He lifted his head from his arms,
dry eyed, trembling weakly. His eyes
sought the photagtaph again. He
talked to it softly in a low tone.
“What it would have meant to
you!” he said, “Trips all over the
he | world. Getting up at dawn in Japan,
when the che trees are in full
bloom. You'd love it. Why,
Lana, there isn't anything we
couldn't do.”
He wanted Lana, that was all
He'd turn everything into invest-
ments with income and run away
somewhere before they all found
out what a bluff he was. But there
was no place to run. He didn’t want
to see anything, do anything. go
anywhere. Without the madness of
driving energy which had kent him
ever busy, the nights would be
horrible: the days hardly less bitter.
There was a way. he knew, to
get out of the office without being
seen. He could go out the front
0 AT BE or
an unmar e corridor,
: ev g m as he
went. At hor call he felt like a
naughty schoolboy escaping from
At night he walked the streets,
During the day he slent fitfullv.
héelning to wet sleen bv using a half
dozen sedatives. He hired a nurse
and instructed her to tell visitore
and those who called upon the nhone
that he suffered a nervous hrealk-
Aown and could see no ope. Beecanee
ha was known as a willful man who
Ald ae he liked and would he fori.
ne at anv interference, thev dared
not nrv into his affaire overmunh,
He had no friends. Not one. The
dave went into waslka: the weeks
developed into several months. And
then at last one dav he woke to hear
hie nurse arenine sharply with
snme one in the pext room. a
rapneonizad the voire at once TF
wae ‘Rtevenson, chairman of tha
“I'm eoine to mee him,” Steven-
son maid. “if T have to use force to
oot in there. TI tell wou, woman.
it's desnerate: a matter of life and
death, practically. I-—"
,Om some impulse. Marcus called
ou: “Let him in, Miss Walters.”
Stevenson. a man .of .80.
Iv heht He was e
death. eyes were
on |
in. |
ts with hate
listen, | E120
. Don't you know anything
t it at all?”
“What makes you think I can
us through?” Tarrant asked
detached way,
You're a business gen-
!that makes eve they touch—
why, even if you're too sick to
| work; if you could just get to the
office somehow.—If they all
{you were there, taking hold, it
{would put new heart into every one.
{ “You've
You're a soldier. If you
{anv interest in your own
| welfare. Don't you realize
| younger key men. like you, have got
to fight now as they never
lize that if we fail. as it's entire’
'nossible we will unless a
battle is put up in the next
| months, it will mean that half a
dozen other firms will he affected.
| thousands thrown out of work.
| “You must trv to null vourself the svnthetic face in the street be- shade becomes worn on the
It's war. T tell eon to crinkle in smiles: the haunt- end.
| together and fight,
vou. And here von lie with
| glirht flesh wound. d~v after dav."
| “Are vou inferring’ Marcus he-
| gan coldlv.
{an imnatient eesture.
Thera ave
| rimors that vou've heen about town
iat night. Please, nlease do some-
| thing: it not for vourself for oth. break the blow. But now he knew jacket, hat, dress,
lora, Yon ean't ha samnletaelr golf.
ish a man with vour ahilitv”
™ he down in the wmamine™
[Mavene gaid. tn he wid nf him,
That nicht Marene went ont tn
well again. Fa wonld have tn fas
witerly, now he eow Qt avanenn
wonld carrer hanlr the stare thet ha
wae not vealluy einl Thay wand
a1 harrv him,
timer pt af it
Widine enmeawrhawa Y Ab
thn thine fall: Wie aelvnba
wean! Yeannm hime fae TNFa
Lair Tra had ecbusnlsr hants ab
fav YT ana
He turned into Riverside Drive.
It would be, he told himself, the last
time he'd walk along by the Hud-
¥ ab "w
ed, hand in hand. He looked off
over Jersey, at the lights whose
predication she had loved to guess
at. There was a languorous soft-
ness in the air, even though it was
ter. From somewhere came the
ong moan of a steamship’s siren.
Lana, somewhere, perhaps knowing.
Little Lana, gone west, whom he
would never see again. Lana. gone
west, and the things that she loved
still all here, going on as usual
without her. He oretended that she
was walking by his side.
“Gone west,” he said, musing at
the curious thought that he had an-
plied a soldierlv term to Lana—so |
little like a soldier she had been —
‘A enod soldier. The thought drift.
pd through his mind with startline
from Lana herself. Marcus trem-
bled. It was as though. somehow
enide themselves.
Presently he found himself on
Broadway. He looked into the
ed, those faces, curiously strained
that Lana did not see these
: The uld have hurt her,
If they’d only turn to and
again. A country with
less natural resources, a nation
which was owed money by virtually
every other nation on the Slave, a
, young, vigorous na
ig like this! What rot! With
a few strong men at the helm—
His footsteps were hurrying south
-He found himself turning into
building that housed his offices. The
plant elevator was still in operation.
ie upstairs. He had his
keys. , He let himself into his of-
fice, turne
up to his desk.
was there. He looked at it long
To his horror he
the eves.! The same sort of sad-
of the crowds upon the streets.
Lana's crowds.
He looked at his desk. It
heaned wi
with detail of everv sort. He ex-
amined a sales report from the
New York State territory and was
avpalle He sat down and bur-
| faton,
perfectly 0
wanlr tn and Tanwa tha alter on intal
son, where so often they had walk-
distinctness, as though it had come
now. she were walking with him.
He listened intentlv. in the denthe
of his mind. Let his footsteos
faces he passed. Curiously depress-
and feverish and desperate. He was |
A curious ex-
nese that he had seen in the eves of both
snapped, without looking
| “You, look,” he said,
'got into you, anyway?” The confer-
|ence lasted for some time. They
out furious with Tarrant,
up things as they had not
speeded up for months. At least
bushel basket full of telegrams
Marcus’ office before evening;
|e a a: ae
! to most -
branch office, a curious change took
| place.
PI was very hard, Tarrant found in
the months to come, to keep from
laying off any one to those
‘hopeless ones in the street but he
| managed it somehow, At luncheon
knew each day he met other executives a mistake with navy,
from other large firms. He found, to
his astonishment, that they were all
got to do something. grimly fighting with their backs to
as |
‘the wall: and all, apvarently,
conscious as’ he was of the woebe-
that the ®one faces in the streets. Could it
be possible, he wondered. that these
fought men had anvthing but selfish rea- |
‘before, for others? Don't you real- sons for fighting as thev were fight- |
ing now. instead of retiring on their
hang, for the want of leadershin?
{He found that it was not only pos-
gible but indubitablv so.
A little, as the months went bv.
a oA look began to recede. The end. the roller, hemmed on the
and victory. was in sight. Marcus,
| pazing longingly at the photogra
The older man made one afternoon when he dared to take
bh “Oh. Tm rnt a few minutes from his work, found |
I'm desnerate ‘heat he could contemplate it almost colors in the costume, a safe
| with eguanimity. He had always
| regretted that they had not had a
| child: that might have helped to
that she had left him somethine
even more substantial than a child.
She had left him all of humanitv and
the memory of her love for it. As
long as he lived. he realized, there
‘would be something to do for Lana,
That would make life worth living.
|And he was going to believe—de-. been for spring.
| they're no
| spite everything he was going to
fident now, as against the time of
| that meeting. Thev would stand
#~vtrm~ together again, hand in hand. mind
‘in mind. heart in heart, soul in
soul, and Lana could not fail to be
pleased with him.—Jack Woodford
| Convright bv Public Ledger.
Many lawns in the area of heavy
Japanese beetle infestation are show-
ing bare places due to the feeding
of the beetle grubs, according to T.
L. Guyton, entomologist, bureau of
plant industry, Pennsylvania De-
partment of Agriculture. These
spots usually show up as yellow
places and later the grass dies out,
he explains.
A treatment for such lawns, rec-
ommended by the Pennsylvania De-
ent of Agriculture and the
Uinted States Department of Agri-
culture, is the application of pow-
dered arsenate of lead at the rate
‘of five pounds to each one thousand
square feet of turf. Mixing the
arsenate of lead with equal partsor
more of tankage or bone meal is
| desirable. The application should
| be made at once,
If uncertain as to the number of
beetle grubs which may be in the
lawn, it is
from one square foot of surface be
| turned back and a count made of
the grubs under this area. The
| grubs will be found in the first two
or three inches from the surface.
Entomologists state that a heavy
(flight of beetles about a premise
|last year, may mean a heavily in-
|fested lawn this ,. and if a
(heavy flight of beetles occurs this
|summer, it will be decidedly worth
‘while to make the arsenate of lead
| Conservation of ear drums and
the part autcmobiles may play in
it is the subject of a bulletin issued
by W. W. Matthews, deputy com.
missioner of motor vehicles.
noises on streets
w necessary.
gears as noiselessly as possible.
atch that muffler Stout. Never
are for ambulances and fire trucks.
“We don't predict that automobile
noises will eventually deafen the
nevertheless, we are
all desirous of retaining as large a
part of those sensitive perceptions
with which nature has endowed us
as we can, and this is just a small
contribution to that conservation.”
The use of an empty 16 gauge
shotgun shell slipped into an empty
{12 gauge shell is well known. You
| can make it “seal” better by pour-
|ing melted paraffin inside and out
shells. Information of this
gort is of value to a : in the
woods, who finds it easier to obtain
was | shotgun shells than a factory-made
th mail. with revorts. |water proof match box,
Cocoa butter shells melts at body
heat and is the best material for
rproofing leather I have used.
1 s Jome a pie tin and melt on
a . your boots perfect-
pest of the accumu- 8 ye Have r be
. riated. Tt was |ly dry and ‘clean, ur it along
Rw “hie men | ‘ho seams etter dole And uppers
' with her note book,”
y- i
“ like a lot
| terrents
t the sod:
| application to the lawn late this
. summer or early fall. v
Do not look for wrong and evil—
You will find them if you do;
As you measure for your neighbor
. He will measure back to you,
Look for goodnes, look for gladness—
You will meet them all the while;
i If you bring a smiling visage
To the glass, you meet a smile.
i —Alice Cary.
| _—With blue eyes, all shades of
ue are appropriate, from
‘navy to light blue, and on
. of chicken-livered slackers. What's the fairness of the skin—For vari-
lety, choose plain navy. plain vivid
blue, and checks. ws and stripes
‘of all sorts in which blue appears.
Green may usually be worn with
| blue eyes, especially a blue green.
The brunette, with brown
(and eyes, will choose browns,
the dark seal shade
| These may run into rusts
{and may be used in plain
{in combinations.
Medium complexions or
| types, as those with brown hair
| gray-blue-green eyes will ref.
| blue-green or gray-green
| their clothing, They will not make
green or outfits.
a wide range of choices from which
giving the outfit the ensemble ef-
| ~The too-short window shade is
{likely to be pulled off the roller,
gigar‘in fortunes an letting the world go from time to time, as some ener-
aw |
| getic person gives it an extra pull
It is well to have the shade longer
than the window. ‘This is a con-
‘venience, too. when the window
It should then be taken off
lend, and reversed. Thus a
| will give double service.
~—In this day of contrastin
| follow when choosing
| The shoes usually match
|er part of the costume—the
‘or jewelry, But in the case of
pastel costume, a beige shoe is
ually a good compromise.
~—8heer, lightweight woolens are
going to be just as smart for sum-
mer suits and dresses as they've
They're so sheer,
any warmer than silks.
Mhava'd he nn mot. believe that some day he would And they take the light pastel tints
Tr tha mawnine ho'4 | AZain see Lana. And he felt con- beautifully.
—Twenty-five children under 14
years of age were killed in accidents
| involv patomabiles last month
were in . Benjamin G.
, Commissioner of Motor Ve.
Bids: hts atiisoisced Of those
ve were four of ;
or under. years age
—Do not mash berries for short-
cake. Cut them instead, with a
couple of sharp knives. This pre-
serves the texture which is one of
the pleasant things about berries.
~At last science is making head.
way against the moth, that harm-
less looking little insect that causes
damage to household effects to the
tune of $400,000,000 annually. In
regard to at least one important
fabric, mohair velvet, victory has
All fabrics made from animal
fiber, which is largely protein, are
normally attractive to moths. Ex-
ceptional cleanliness, exposure to
sunlight and the use of moth de-
2pplieq at home are some-
| times, helpful, but the thorough
and scientific way to thwart
the enemy is for the material to
| be permanently mothproofed with
chemicals at the mill when it
is being made. So successful is
this process that mohair velvet, or
Yeluio 2s fhe Fick le fabric made
rom the 0! e angora t
is called. once considered by ig
wives as the moth's heaven is now
recognized as their Waterloo. It has
indisputably been proved that moths
will starve themselves to death rath-
er than eat mohair velvet that has
ok re This feature alone,
ities, easy cleaning and luxurious
appearance of velmo, recommends
it as the ideal fabric for furniture
ring and plenty of sunlight will
tend to uce the breeding haunts
of the house moth. Killing the
moth on the wing will not any
good as by the time it has reached
the flying stage it has already de-
posited its eggs and is ready for
death. It is these eggs larvae
mal fibers
chemically treated and eat them,
-—Glass supports under the legs of
the stove or kitchen cabinet will
keep them from cutting the lino-
~—If the color of a garment is
likely to run, wash and rinse it fap.
idly in cool water and dry it quick-
—When asparagus is canned, the
large tough ends may be used for
canned soup instead of being wasted.
—Silk and rayon garments should
be washed in lukewarm water and
dried away from direct heat and
sunlight. .
—Keep egg custards, flavored with
cocoanut, coffee or chocolate, in the
refrigerator, for luncheons or late
suppers for the children.
—8lip covers for upholstered fur-
niture of unbleached linen or simi-
lar materials help to make the liv-
ing room look fresh and cool in
—Buttermilk is an excellent sum-
mer drink, It has the same food
value as skim milk but is more
easily digested by some le be-
cause the casein is clotted the