Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 19, 1931, Image 7

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‘ustom of Earth Eating Is
More or Less Common
The mud pies that children often
wke could be eaten with enjoyment
y many adult persons In various
arts of the world, according to facts
ERerada Taker, ureter of oF. |
wlogy at Fleld Museum of Natural |
on Thaw i
has made extensive
go Ques
search in geophagy, which Is the
ractice of eating clay, loam and oth- |
* types of soil, and has published the
»sults of his studies throughout many
>untries in both ancient and modern
mes. His investigations began with
swords of earth eating in China.
Traces of the custom have been
ound in Indo-China, Malaysia, Poly-
esia, Melanesia, Australia, India, Bur-
ia, Slam, Central Asia, Siberia, Per-
a, Arabia, Africa, Europe, North
merica, Mexico, Central America and
outh America.
As a rule not every kind of. earth Is
iten, says Doctor Laufer, but only |
wse kinds which recommend them-
slves through certain qualities of col- = =
r. odor, flavor, softness and plas- | ©
Geophagy occurs among the mos
vilized nations as well as among
rimitive tribes. It bears no relation
» climate, race, creed or culture. It
i & habit that occurs among individ
als and not among any particular
‘bal, or social group.
The women of Spain, says Doctor |
aufer. once believed the eating of
arth was an aid to a delicate com- |
lexion and the ladies of the Spanish |
ristocracy In the Seventeenth cen
wr, had such a passion for geophagy |
mt the ecclesiastic and secular an. |
1orities took steps to combat the evil. |
Vhy Scientists Display
Interest in Alaska |
If the first Americans did come from
sla they must have left on both
des of the Bering sea material traces
f their existence in the form of uten- |
1s and tools and dwellings, as well as
ossibly, skeletons. It is in the hopes
f locating some such traces that the |
mithsonian institution sent out its
tpedition Into remote Alaska under
octor Hrdlicka and Is now planning |
wrther explorations.
Much of the success of this new
tploration will depend on unlocking
ie secrets of numerous “dead” vil
ges, whose traces have been located.
lany sre found along the shores of
1 Yukon, where the first Immigrants
‘om Asia are thought to have placed |
weir habitations. They show the
smains of pit dwellings, with stone
oplements, bones of animals, frag
ients of crude pottery and now and
en articles regarded by Doctor
rdlicka as of Asiatic derivation.
uman skeletons have also been |
»und. 4j
Why 1930 Is Noted
M. K. Wisehart In the American
lagazine suggests the following as the |
utstanding events of the year 1930: |
iscovery of the remains of the Salo
ion August Andree North pole aerial
spedition ; transatlantic nonstop flight
f Coste and Bellonte ; winning of four
wmjor golf championships In one yeur
y Bobby Jones; revolt in India, led
vy Gandhi; birth of Charles Augustus
Indbergh, Jr.: Columbus (Ohio) pen!
:ntiary fire; great American drought; |
Iscovery of Planet X. later named
Tuto; return of Carol to Rumania to
scend throne, and loss of England's |
Irigible R-101,
Why Waves Change Motion
C. Grand Plerre in “A Systematic |
Mictionary of Sea Terms" suys:
Waves are not a motion of water
msses, not an undulating current, but
arface undulations, as that of a grain
eld; they do not imply a forward
ovement of successive portions of
‘ater.” In other words, the advance
f a wave Is the advance of a mere |
orm and no water Is moved horizon |
ily by a wave unless It breaks.— |
athfinder Magazine.
Why Thunder Seems to Roll |
The weather hureau says the long |
uration of thunder is owing mainly |
) the fact that the several parts of a
treak of lightning are at differeht
Istances from the observer, and thar |
ound travels at the rate of about a |
ille fu five seconds. Reflection of the |
ound from clouds and other objects
180 helps to produce the long. drawn. |
ut rolls sometimes heard.
Why Snowflakes Differ
If the temperature Is iow, the
nowflakes are small, flat and regular |
{ the temperature Is near the freez
1g peint, particularly in the lower
wyers of the atmosphere, the flakes
ften mat together and form large
lots, If the temperature Is still high
r, the flakes are often Incomplete, as |
arts are melted off,
Why Grounds Are Changed
Congress hus approved the prepara
lon of plans and studies for Improving
he base of the Washington monumen:
0 as to conform to the landscape
reatment of the Mall and the Lin |
olin memorial.
Why Absentee Voting
Many persons bave business which
akes them away from howe at voting
Ime. Since thelr Interests are iden
ifled with their homes, many states |
rovide for their voting by mall,
Why Face is Called “Phis™
“Phiz" as applied Po the face Is a |
orrupted contraction of the word |
physiognomy.” |
| Spanish
| “Key” is a corruption of the Indian
word signifying an Islet, sand bank or |
| rock in the ocean.
“Wiseacre” is a corrupted form
of German “weissager,” mean
ing a prophet, soothsayer, or
one who foretells the future
Cent wag lied to
CH a Ay
For instance, John Leland re
ferred to Pythagoras as “a
mighty wiseacre.,” The word, {
however, has completely lost its
original meaning and now is ap
plied to one who makes undue
pretensions to wisdom, or a
would-be wise person. Accord
ing to an old story & country
gentlemen once boasted of his
¢ vast estates In the presence of
Ben Jonson, while they were sip-
< ping wine in the Devil's tavern
on Fleet street. Jonson replied:
“What care we for your dirt and
» clods? Where you have an acre
of land 1 have ten acres of
wit.” As the country gentleman
y left the room he retorted: “All
right, Mr. Wiseacre."—Path
It Is interesting to learn, based ou
research, that man sleeps an average
of 28 of his 70 allotted years.
He works—contrary to popular be
lief—only 18 out of those 70 years
Ho spends 4 years of his life reading |
newspapers, books and magazines, 1
year, ® months at play, 2% years
| idling, and only 3 months less than |
that washing, shaving and dressing.
He devotes some 2 years 3 months
to walking, riding on cars, on trains.
ships and in automobiles, airplanes |
Three full years he spends eating his
food, while another year and 3 months
are devoted to school. A year and €
months, usually, represents time ou’
for sickness,
Radios, movies and various other
forms of entertainment claim 2%
years of man's life. The remaining
7 years and 65 days may be classed us
“sundries.”"—Capper's Weekly.
How Light Stimulates Bees
By cutting a window in the botton.
of the hives, a California beekeeper
has devised a way to prevent the
queen bees from leaving the colony
and to Increase the yield of honey.
says Popular Mechanics Magazine. An
opening, 10 by 15 inches In size, was
made and a glass installed. The hive
was raised a few Inches above the
ground and white paper spread under
it to reflect the light into the brood |
combs. With this device, It was un |
necessary to use a queen excluder, and
the keeper found that hives equipped
with the window yielded from 200 to
| 250 pounds of honey, while the others.
| not so equipped, had from 30 to 50
How Strawberry Got Name
Strawberries do not owe their name |
to the fact that they were once brought |
, to market
like onions—strung on
straws. Originally, the belief was
that the name arose from the practice
of protecting the fruit-bearing fleshy
receptacle thut we call the berry with
a bed of straws. Later philologists
derived the name from the achenin
scattered over the surface of the
strawberry, because they resembled
particles of chaff or straw. But straw-
berry bas been traced to the Anglo |
Saxon streaw, strew, from the fact of
its spreading of scattering by means of
runners, plus berige, a small round or
ovate frult.—Literary Digest,
How Soil le “Limed”
The term “liming” us generally nsed
«eans the application to the soil of
the element known to chemists as cal
cium in one of two forms—either cal
clum carbonate, more commonly known
as carbonate of lime, or calcium ox
ide, the ordinary burned lime of com
merce. Carbonate of magnesium mixed
with carbonate of lime, as in dolomitic |
or magnesian limestone, and the mixed |
oxides resulting from burning such
| limestones are included also under the
term “lime.”
How Sound Travels
The velocity of sound through ah
depends upon the temperature; for
practical problems, 1,100 feet a second |
is usually taken as the speed of sound |
in air. Light, on the other hand, trav:
| els at a speed of more than 18,000 feet
| In a second. That is why one one can
see a person at a distance strike an
| object with a mallet and not hear the |
| sound produced until a short time lat.
How Mountain Lion Died
A mountain lion escaped from a cage
after capture near Gunnison, Utah, ac
cidentally killed himself a short while
afier his dash for freedom. A chain
trailing from his neck, caught on the
limb of a tree as the big cat jumped.
and the animal hung, suspended in the
alr, untill strangulation stopped his
| frantic efforts to free himself.
How Key West Was Named
“West” is a corruption of the
“huest,” meaning a vune
How to Outwit Tormade
An automobile can outwit a tornadc |
| coming at 40 miles an hour, If the
driver keeps his head and turns into a
side road at right angles to the
| storm's path.
| —New cotton fabric gloves are so |
{fine and smooth, they look just like
suede or kid ones. They're made slip-
on style, like the most fashionable
leather gloves, and are often hand
sewed, like the gloves ustrated. You
can wash them at night and wear 5
them in’ the mm ‘ Segtuning 1 xo end. It's just a
| White is as smart as anything but |", "ponent 1ater I went back to
youll find the same practical beiges no peach, leaving Astley in his fra-
and browns that you like so well In| orant garden, alone with the spirit
suede. man —Hearst’
If you want the newest glove idea 2 Dt om ania H
couldn't bear to stay.
“Every year I make
isn’t it?” He smiled apologetically.
“I warned you that my story had no |
it's pique, for sports-wear. And there | |
| The Pennsylvania peach crop for
1931 will reach 1,872,000 bushels, just |
ns | twice the 1930 production, it was es- |
—Pique tulips, gingham carnations, timated today in the June crop re-|
eyelet batiste roses, madras gardeni- port of the Federal-State crop re-
as—those are a few of the new flow- porting service.
ers blossoming this summer on fash- The survey found the condition of
ionable coat and suit lapels. | oats, barley, alfalfa, apples, peaches |
White flowers on the dark costume, | and further advanced on June
bright colored flowers on the white 1than the 10-year average and win-
costume—are the fashion rule. {ter wheat, rye, tame hay, clover,
—Belt and scarf to match is a timothy and pasture from 2 to 6 per
fashionable color combination this cent behind the average.
‘season, So you find cotton belts to go -— - -_— i
with cotton scarfs. |
Pique belts, mesh belts and bright “Are you looking for something in |
| colored cotton prints that can be tied men’s clothing?” asked the polite
around like a sash. floor walker. |
are even gloves of cotton mesh.
—Have you seen the new hand-
bags of pique, cotton mesh or cotton
tweed ?
— “No, sir, boss I ain't,”
—This is what the fashionable
woman wears with her dresses of
linen, pique or mesh to make the
‘the old man. “I'se looking for sup- |
'p'n in Wimmen's clothing; I've lost
my wife some'eres in this place.”
right ensemble effect. She chooses
mesh lisles to wear with mesh dress- “I wonder if Jack knows I have
es. And for her other cottons, plain money.”
| lisles, sheer and light as chiffon. “Has he proposed?”
Beiges that look like tanned skins “Yes.” i
are smart. And white mesh stock- “He knows,”
ings are new with white dresses.
—And don't forget the collars and It dramatically shows that the men
cuffs and vestees of cotton that make and women of this country know
your dark or printed dress look so What is right, and wear what is
‘much in summer fazhion. Nor those right. Know it and wear it better
swank little hats of stiched pique or
linen or the new, mesh-like cotton
| weave.
| They all belong in the fashionable ®
| cotton accessory wardrobe for sum-
mer, ADD
~ American men “dress pretty much ONE OF THESE
alike all over the country. They APPLIANCES
dress comfortably, conservatively and
becomingly, too. The men's fashion | ® ® @®
census proved it.
Their favorite hat is the snap brim EACH KWH*
felt. They wear more of it than all
other kinds put together. The major- COSTS YOU LESS
ity of men prefer it with the plain, ®
raw edge. And more and more men
|are wearing it with the brim turned THE MORE
A good half the number of men ELECTRICITY
counted wore this hat in medium or YOU USE
light gray, Brown and tan came sec- |
(ond, with green and blue far down ®
| ler se: You can have the |
benefits of good
—First choice of suits was the two-
botton, single-breasted coat with sp:
‘notched lapels. Next the more fitted lighting plus the use
two-button type with peaked lapels. of these appliznces
Third, the three-button suit. Then
came the double-breasted,
Medium and dark grays were the $5 a month.
favorite suit lots, with browns iid Many customers
tans second. t navy blue is s
‘a country-wide favorite. havebrought greater
—Three topcoats out of every four
were single-breasted with three but-
tons, box back and patch pockets.
| Double-breasted coats ran second,
according to the census figures, with
| fly-front coats in a small minority.
As in hats and suits, gray ranks
| first; brown and tan second, Tweed
is the most popular material.
—Leading the shirts is the one
| with soft collar attached. Next—and
on the increase in popularity—is the
'neckband shirt worn with starched
| collar. !
Over half the shirts counted were
' white. Blue came second, tan third, |
| green fourth, gray fifth. And solid
| colors outnumber stripes.
comfort and beauty
to their homes
through better illu-
mination—more and
better shaded light.
You, too, can enjoy
these advantagesand
the additional con-
veniences that only
electrical appliances
can give. And, the
more you gain from
the use of electricity,
the less it costs you
per KWH*,
*KWH— kilowatt hour—
the unit used to measure
the electrical energy.
| —Whbs’ kind of necktie does the
| American man prefer? Decidedly all-
over patterns—pin dots, geometric
| and floral designs. Over half the men
| counted ore Shep. ple stipes
| Next were simple A
| with NE third.
| Blue led the colors, Dark red was
| second; then brown and green, run-
ning close together; gray fifth; tan,
| sixth.
| —Of every hundred American men,
| 756 prefer shoes with box toes. Most
of these are regular oxford types.
| The remainder, blucher oxfords. :
Wing tip shoes rank second ANd ee
| plain toes third.
| Black is the leading shoe color; |
| brown second and tan third.
| —From Maine to British Colum-
| bia, New York to the Pacific Coast, |
| Chicago to New Orleans, cities were |
| censured. And the picture presented
here is a perfect composite of Amer-
ican fashion. }
than any other country in the world!
for as little zs $3 to | 72
- — part of it was lawn, green and During 1930 the American Bible Flying apparently is becoming"
| "Fives cach kindness that you do | gmooth and well cared for. Dotted | Society distributed Bibles, Testa- safer in is, Hho aE
Soon as you have done it. ‘here and there were hibiscus bushes ments and | the
Forget the praise that falls to you portions totaling 12,035- gheny mountains have gained
4 sie. Moment, You Have wou In laden with red or white bell-shaped 133 the largest distribution in any (name of “aviators graveyard” among:
® | oe blossoms, and small arbors ola trail- year in the Society's history. Accord- air mail pilots. .
L | Remon? Avery Jintss ing vine from which hung clusters of |ing to the 115th annual report just | Permanent discontinuance of four:
F amenber praia by © eds won pink flowers. | published, the Society since its or- | intermediate fields, used for emer--
© | And p \ . | Entirely surrounding the lawn in 1816 has distributed landings on the original trans- -
| Pass it on with pleasure. were beds densely grown wtih other 538284 048 volumes of Scriptures. continental air mail route
£ —Cotton has t on again! The 'roPical flowers “dazzling masses of The year 1930 was the sixth year in vania between New York and
3 | sweet little cotton-frocked heroine of S°1oT: On every side towered great succession in which the distribution | Cleveland, has been decided upon by
® stage and story is actually walking fOTest trees which watched over this surpassed that of the preceding year. | the Department of Commerce
2 the city streets as well as the country Strange thing of beauty laid down in |The Society's work of transistion.
D [anes > as UY | their midst, I glanced at the with Publication and distribution occurred a
| And, besides her cotton frock shos(sige me. Ie Was standing Within 235 languages. ———Subscribe for the Watchman..
' often wearing a cot cotton “ ” 0 i
gloves, 3 cotton searl Sous stock- |, POOF Jafra,” he said. She rests
Ings many © accessories | ""," ,,, . sience followed. He|[—— = “1h
| dually important and equally “0 squared his shoulders mally and |
onabl vy (Said, “It's over five years
The fashion for cotton doesn’t |
since it happened. My soul :
stop with sports things either. Nor | goo¢ Uo, Tappenec, ~My very 1 \
does Jour entire outfit have to be of ney have out here are terrible. I |
cotton tc make these cotton acces- .,.ldn't bear to think of her among :
sories fashion-right. They go every- | mbstones—she was So gay, 80 a
Where aud with eve . much alive—so I bought this piece of I
Lontar. It had been our ;
—Crisp piques, soft cotton meshes, /i..ic ground—she loved it. It is tad : : /
gay Po A hs nl rather fine, isn't it? very definite signs of business
| ’ re . . .
fashion as silks, and they can be rT made this. Garden with © my improvement are not in evidence, there
laundered at home over 1 tis y
/ OWE Bids #14 put Rasim Rere 19 is a feeling that the worst phase of the
depression has been passed and that slow but
gradual improvement may be looked for. The
highest authorities are agreed on this; agreed
that the country will resume its advance,
strengthened by the weeding out of weak cor-
porations and by the conservatism induced by
the severe lessons of the past two years.
Baney’s Shoe Store
WILBUR H. BANEY, Proprietor
ssoupng op Ww suwel of
Men's Fine
0 gamble about buying Shirts at this shop.
It doesn’t take a shark to select what is
best. Among the newest arrivals will be [Eg
found new colors to harmonize with summer ;
suits. 2]
These Shirts are all from our regular 3
stock—former price to $2.50—all on 2
sale now at. $1.65
This 1s a Real Bargain ¢
..Fauble’s §