Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 04, 1932, Image 7

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    The annual mean temperature for
ne year 1931 was 50.4 degrees, the
sean maximum 61.4 and the mean
ainimum 39.4 degrees. The highest
emperature was 99 degrees on July
st and the lowest 14 degrees below
ero on February 11th, or an abso-
ate range of 113 degrees for the
The mean daily range in tempera-
ure was 22 degrees and the mean
aily change was 4.6 degrees. The
sarmest month was august, with a
gean temperature of 68.4 degrees
nd the coldest was Jan, with a
pean temperature of 28.0 degrees,
nd the months of most equable
emperature were March and Au-
ust. There were 17 days with a
emperature of 90 degrees or above,
43 days with a temperature of .32
legrees or below, and 13 days during
vhich the temperature did not rise
;bove freezing.
The total annual precipitation was
:1.41 inches, the greatest amount in
14 hours was 2.08 inches on July
ird and 4th. During this same
torm, 1.80 inches of rain fell in one
.nd one-half hours on July 3rd.
The wettest month of the year
vas May, with a total precipitation
f 8.03 inches, or more than one-
ourth of the total for the year.
fhe dryest month was November,
vith a total precipitation of 0.90
nch. The total depth of snow for
he year was 25.2 inches, of which
he greatest monthly amount, 8.8
nches occurred in February. No
mow occurred from April 20th to
Jovember 5th, inclusive. There were
123 days with 0.01 mch or more of
yrecipitation and 27 days with 0.01
nch or more of melted snow. Hail
securred on only one day, May 10th.
Dense fog occurred on 32 days; Au-
7ust, September, October and No-
sember each having 5 days. Light
tog occurred on 126 days, with No-
sember leading with 17 days, follow-
sd by August with 16 days, and July
and October each with 15 days.
Sleet occurred on 7 days, with 2
jays each in February and March.
There were 44 days with thunder-
storms, July leading with 15 days.
There were 74 clear days, 108 part-
ty cloudy and 183 cloudy. The mean
cloudiness was 667, of the possible.
An auroral display was chserved
Oct. 12th.
The annual mean temperature in
Bellefonte for 9 years of record is
51.0 degrees; at Centre Hall for 15
rs of record it is 48.5 and at
State College for 43 years of record
it is 48.6 degrees. At the Airport,
for 3 years of record the annual
temperature is 48.9 degrees. The
warmest previous years of record
were 1900 and 1921, when the an-
nual mean temperature was 50.8 de-
grees at State College. The past
year may have been equally as warm
or warmer at State College, but the
data is not yet available at this sta-
tion. The coldest year, at State
College was 1917, with an annual |
mean temperature of 45.6 degrees.
The warmest year of record at Cen-
tre Hall was 1898, with an annual
mean temperature of 49.8 degrees,
and the coldest was 1917, with a
mean of 47.0 degrees, but during
the period of years 1896 to 1930 in-
clusive, only 16 of the 36 years have
complete records. The warmest
of record in Bellefonte were
1908 and 1910, each with a mean of
52.2 degrees, and the coldest was
1904 with a mean of 48.0, but 1917,
for which there is no record, was
probably colder. '
The hottest month of record at
State College was July, 1931 with a
mean of 74.9 degrees, and the cold-
est month was January, 1918 with a
mean of 14.6 degrees. The hottest
and coldest months of record at’
Centre Hall were July, 1901 and
January, 1918, with mean tempera-
tures of 75.4 and 14.3 degrees, re-
1904, but these
proken during later years, for
which mo records were kept.
hottest month of record at the Air-
port was
mean temperature of 24.0 degrees.
For a period of three years, each
succeeding year has been progres:
sively warmer at the Airport.
The highest temperature ever re-
corded in this vicinity was 101 de-
at State College on August,
iy 1930, and the lowest, 20 de-
grees below zero in February, 1899
at the same place. The exact date
of this low temperature is not:
kpown, but probably occurred some-
time between the 12th and 16th of |
the month, when the most severe
cold wave of record was progressing |
across the country. The lowest
temperature of record at the ma-
of weather bureau stations |
east of the Rockies occurred during |
this period. ‘The highest tempera-
ture thus far recorded at the Air-|
was 100 degrees on August 4th,
1930 and the lowest 14 degrees be-
low zero on February 11th, 1981.
The average annual precipitation
at the Airport is 30.76 inches for|
the past 3 years; in Bellefonte the
© annual precipitation is 42.40 inches;
at Western Penitentiary 39.79 inch-
es or, combined, 41.35 inches; at,
Fleming 42.52 inches and at State
College 39.41 inches.
Years of heaviest annual precipi-|
tation were, in Bellefonte, 50.74
inches in 1911; at the Airport, 36.98
inches in 1929; at Western peniten-
State College 47.93 inches in 1927. |
Years of lightest annual precipita-
Visitors to the forest parks, pub-
lic camps, and other recreational
areas in the State forests of Penn-
sylvania last year numbered nearly
one and one-half million. Accord-
ing to Lewis E. Staley, secretary of
the department of forests and wa-
ters, this represents an increase of pu
75 per cent in the number of visitors
over the previous year.
The increased popularity of the
seventy state forest recreational
areas scattered throughout Pennsyl-
vania is considered by State forestry
officials as a public endorsement of
the state park and public camp Sys-
tem. One reason cited by Secretary
Staley, for the great increase in the
recreational use of the State forests
by citizens is the very definite back-
to-nature movement, apparently now
a fixed feature in the life of our
nation. Not only does the urge to
get into the woods benefit citizens
owing to the health giving environ-
ment they find, but there are also
distinct benefits which accrue from
tourist trade.
“There is no doubt,” said Secretary
Staley, “that by developing areas
suitable for out-dcor recreation the
department of forests and waters
has greatly encouraged tourist trade.
Restaurants, hotels and garages in
proximity to state forest recreation-
al areas have received added in-
comes owing to the ever mounting
number of visitors.
“Pennsylvania has been lavishly
blessed with streams, lakes, impres-
sive mountain gorges, and extensive
forests. These attractions, together
with the fact that our mountain
mileage of hard surfaced highways
brings them within reach of every-
body, will probably be a constant
factor in attracting a huge part of
the tourist population of the eastern
United States to Pennsylvania, with
ultimate benefit to the business in-
terests devoted to catering to tour-
ist trade.”
State foresters and forest rangers
estimated that during the last year
there has been a 75 per cent in-
crease in non-resident visitors to
the Pennsylvania State forests and
this increase they attribute to a
growing public recognition of the
merits of Pennsylvania scenery.
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Warning that heavy penalties are
imposed by law when political com-
mittees receiving or spending more
than $50.00 in support of any candi-
date running for a State-wide office
fail to file expense accounts with
him is being given.
A circular letter setting forth the
requirements of the law is being
sent to every candidate who filesa
petition with the Department of
State. It explains that the law ap-
plies to both the primary and gen-
eral election campaign for any office
for which there is a State wide elec-
tion, and the account must be filed
with the Secretary of the Common-
wealth. The report must be detail-
ed, itemized and supported by bills,
vouchers and affidavits.
The penalty for failure to file is
not less than $50.00 or more than
$1000, or by imprisonment for not
less than one month or more than
two years, either or both, at the
discretion of the court.
Committees representing individ-
uals or organizations during for-
mer campaigns have quite general-
ly failed to file such accounts when
they have had charge of a limited
territory such as a city, county or
district, and have taken the stand
that they have complied with the
law if they file in the county where
their political work was done.
They must file with the Secretary
of the Commonwealth however lim-
ited may be the territory under
their charge, whether working for
one candidate for a State wide of-
fice, or for a group that includes one
or more candidates running for such
an office, Beamish said. The law
applies to both the primary and gen-
eral elections.
A A A —
Catherine Danko to Joseph Danko
Sr., et ux, tract in Rush Twp.; $1.
Robert Rudy to Claude G. Aikens,
tract in College Twp.; $150.
H. J. Markle, et ux, to Mary C.
Sunday, tract in Spring Twp.; $1.
Arthur C. Cloetingh, et ux, to
Regina Moffet, tract in State Col-
lege; $1.
Regina Moffet to Arthur C. Cloe-
Hingh, et ux, tract in Potter Twp.;
Thomas F. Delaney, et ux, to An-
na C. Grove, tract in Potter Twp.;
tion were, in Bellefonte, 35.99 inches
in 1009; at the Airport, 28.78 inches
in 1980; at Western penitentiary,
31.58 inches in 1922; at Fleming,
89.75 inches in 1859 and at State
College, 24.81 inches in 1930.
Heaviest annual snowfall is as fol-
lows: In Bellefonte, 54.0 inches in|
1918; at the Airport, 30.8 inches in
1929; at Centre Hall, 77.5 inches in
1926 and 70.9 inches in 1910; and at
State College, 82.4 inches in 1910.
Lightest annual snowfall occurred
as follows: In Bellefonte, 23.0 in
1919; at the Airport, 23.1 inches in
1930; at Centre Hall, 22.5 inches in
1913; and at State College, 23.1
inches in 1913. We may thus be
certain that we shall have approxi-
mately two feet or more of Snow
during any year.
Anyone using these data is advis-
ed that, when averages or means are |
considered, the greatest
should be placed in the
State College because of their con- |
tinuity and length. All others are |
only a short period of years.
This column is to be an open forum.
Everybody is invited to make use of it to
express whatever opinion they may have
on any subject. Nothing libelous will be
blislied, though we 1 give the public
the widest latitude in invective when the
subject is this paper or its editor. Con-
tributions will signed or initialed, as
the contributor may desire.—ED.
Farm Mismanagement.
New Haven, Conn. Feb. 22, 1932.
Editor of the Democratic Watchman.
Note is made in the current issue
of the Watchman of ‘he scant yield
(not enough to meet taxes) of a cer-
tain Centre county farm worth per-
haps $5,000. fhe instance is un-
doubtedly typical of many all over
the country. Moreover, it is the
farmer who rents, whose never-end-
ing tasks, and whose problems merit
the greater, and the more sympath-
etic attention.
Many and varied are the reasons
given for the difficulties at present
encountered by all classes of people.
To even begin to discuss this infinity
of questions would mean a page of
the Watchman: or to “write a book!”
But from my own point of view
there are two premier causes of
trouble, both worth a passing word.
First, there is the Republican tar-
ift, for which certain backsliding
Democrats are also in some lesser
measure responsible. At a time
when the necessity for reefing the
sails on all sides was bitter, it dis-
played on the part of the Republi-
can majority the falsest financial
and business perspective to material
ly advance tariff rates. Had this
been avoided there would have been
a sincerer effort to hold production
within the limits of the market, and
foreign countries facing greater dif-
ficulties than ours would have been
less antagonized. “Keeping cool
with Coolidge” during eight years of
intensely foolish speculation was a
bad prelude to tariff inflation.
Second, there are everywhere pure-
ly local failings and failures which
are more general and more vicious
in their bulk effects than a foolish,
illy informed and hypocritically prej-
udiced world is ready to admit. We
see voters far across the country
rushing to the polls with a fanatical
determination to crush Tammany.
The fact that problem for problem,
New York City is as well run as
Kansas City or Dallas means noth-
ing to them. The statistics of crime
are only an academic question, with-
out local application. Larger issues
at home? The great game of life
which no one has solved? Never
touched me! “Let George do it.”
The number of citizens who bear
this attitude throughout all consid-
eration of political questions as far
as coming within their purview all
through their lives is pitifully great.
Always the trouble s somewhere
else and never at home. And for
this obtuseness the world pays a
terrible price.
by far the greater part of the fail-
ure of society and the basic cause
of its most fatal ill, war. Were
people all locally fair, simple minded,
honest, unprejudiced, the rest of the
world could be trusted; the world
would be sublime.
For instance, we were speaking
about farms. I know one; I grub-
bed up acres of runoaks on it, and
not an acre could be tilled without
first clearing away many loads of
stone. We lived there in utter pov-
erty. It was just after the “Civil”
war which turned at Shiloh as the
heroic Albert Sidney Johnston bled
to death. Food was poor; I never
I never had a pair
never even
had a night gown till my fiance
Well, we
could digest it.
of drawers at twenty;
presented me with one.
toiled and hoped on. We thought
ourselves in some ways rich; and
‘we really were before the grumbling
and dishonesty began. We had all
weathered the storm of leaden hail
that died away to a mere fitful
breeze at Shiloh, were there any
diplomacy at hand. There were no
debts. We had both feet on the
If we took a step it was
We couldn't step low-
‘er; for there was for us nothing
up higher.
lower to step on.
How does it stand with the farm
| today, that farm that bad been liv-
‘ed on debt free for fifty and more
Why there are liens and
debts resting on it for more than its
I know because I
{own the liens. Its affairs have been
in years’ long litigation and are right .
now in the hands of no less than
three law firms; and all those real-
than the
| They toil not; nor do they spin.
| They neither consume nor produce.
' wreck and waste of the results of
the long years of toil that extended
original cost.
ly concerned are worse off
diseased suckers in Spring
It is life at low ebb.
Was there any need for
from war to war? No. by heck!
Even yet the difficulties could be
| out of in a day if the law
dealt rigorously with not only the
potential mischief
The law ought nowhere to
countenance in any shape manner or
form the mawkish and unbelievably
unfair and stupid sentimentality
which leads to the making and wit-
nessing of death bed wills justified
afterwards on the watery-eyed ex-
cuse that “they were asked”! Asked-
actual, but the
By whom, and how?
“The dead hand”
them? Oh no!
the dagger, as well as the hoe.
T would say then of the
maar we
In fact herein lies
would you ask
The toiling hands
credence that are gone were not unfair hands.
records of T¢'s the hands of the living that hold
We have received the following
communication from Mr. Floyd G.
Hoenstine, of Hollidaysburg, who has
entered the race for the Republican
nomination for Congress from this
Inasmuch as it is really the plat-
form on which Mr. Hoenstine bids
for the support of his party we pub-
lish it so that all of readers may
know just where he stands on some
of the questions uppermost in the
public mind today.
“In announcing my candidacy for
the office of Representative in Con-
gress from the 23rd district (Blair,
Centre and Clearfield counties) I
want to state that I desire opportu-
nity to represent and work in the
legislative halls for the good of the
people and the furtherance of God
and country.
If elected I shall endeavor at all
times to advance the interests of
the people of this District.
things can be done by an aggressive
representative to improve the wel-
fare of the citizens individually and
collectively. Past history will prove
that the outstanding members of
the legislative bodies were young
men when they assumed offices of
this nature. That their usefulness
to their community and nation was
‘dependent upon their personal hab-
its, their capacity and ability to
handle the work, their willingness
to work, their honesty and frank-
ness in their dealings with their fel-
lowmen and the fact that they kept
in close touch with the people they
represented. A Congressman's val-
ue to the people he represents will
naturally increase with the years of
service but this does not imply that
a Congressman must be in Congress
6, 8 or ten years before his influence |
is felt.
The four principal fields of em- |
ployment for the people of this dis-
trict are railroading, farming, min-
ing and the administration of public
towns and cities that the power to
purchase from the farmer, the need
for coal from the mines and the
duties for public employees are cre-
ated. Five years employment in
the local industry has acquainted me
with the fundamentals of mining.
My former employment with the
Pennsylvania Railroad and my daily
association with officials and em-
ployees has acquainted me with the
difficult tasks facing that industry
and their effect on the community.
Being born on, reared on and
owner of a farm I am well acquaint-
ed with the farming situation and
will welcome the opportunity to im-
prove the conditions of the farmer of
this particular section of the United
States. The management of public
affairs. which is ‘commonly called fi
oplitics is concerned with the
ployment of over 6000 men and
women in this district part or full
this large number of individuals
must be safeguarded against a con-
stant turnover, intimidation or the
undermining of their characters.
One other problem of vital im-
portance is the welfare of the dis-
abled veterans. No nation can af-
ford to permit the men who offered
their lives in defense of their coun-
try to become paupers or dependent
upon the community. The present
Congress as well as past
have been petitioned to pass a bill
granting pensions to the widows and
of World War veterans.
There are ap mately 200 such
families residing in this district who
. would benefit from such a bill, many
of whom are in want and dependent
upon charity.
| "A new order of politics is neces-
sary to bring back prosperity. A
relationship between individuals and
interests that will bring a better
understanding and a fuller co-opera-
‘tion for the mutual benefit of all
‘wages in certain classes of income
‘must be made in order to conform
| with the present condition and the
proper place to inaugurate such a
reduction is in the salaries of the
Congressmen where a raise of 33 per
cent was made a few years ago.
The Federal Government's obliga-
tion to alleviate distress during the
present economic conditions is as
great as
‘ty’'s. Only by full co-operation be-
| tween the individual, the local, State
‘and national rnments can the
need for relief at the present time
be adequately met.
If elected I pledged my whole
hearted effort, my undivided time
Many |
Railroading is of the first
importance because it is through the |
employment of the residents of our
The welfare and interests of |
the State's or the communi- §
used in the campaign.
to rats and mice but not
chickens, livestock and humans.
50-cent package, containing
cans, one mixed with fish, one
meat, and one with grain, is said to.
be sufficient to rid an ordinary home
or farm of the rodents.
Forty-seven distribution points,
where farmers and town residents:
may call for their rat bait, have.
der the supervision of the United | been designated by the committee in,
States Biological Survey, will be charge of the campaign.
| chased the snakes out of Ireland.
Indiana county farmers have chosen
March 17, St. Patrick's day, for
their anti-rat campaign, a project of
the county agricultural extension as-
sociation. i
Red squill, a poison prepared un-|
The First, Symptom.
| The first real symptom of Success
is the desire to regularly save money.
Young men, ambitious to go into
business, will do well to begin saving
§ Baney’s Shoe Store
WILBUR H. BANEY, Proprietor
80 years In the Business
i -y wy
em- | =
‘must be established. A reduction . i ring Hats for Men.
| Stetson and Mallory Spring
| Hats for Men arelnow on dis-
Wl play.
and fol co-operation to the solution fl Your Hat is here. Let us
Congressman.” !
task of a
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An effort is being made to
have Congress pass a bill to make
full payment of all adjusted com-
pensation certificates to World war
veterans. Should the bill pass and
become a law Centre county veter-
‘ans would receive $630,977.
ee ne SI
became a problem secondarily
through the obvious defects in pro-
pate law, and the slowness and un-
| certainty of appeal to the law.
It is a sinister local fact that so
many cases, at law drag out indef-|
initely everywhere, and that those
with but the filmiest pretence as an
excuse may even lay claim to what
| you have labored and hoped through- |
out a lifetime to make secure, and
then with a callous persistence seek
to justify those claims and pre-
e for the periods which they | | tences, and take away from you your
tiary, 42.02 inches in 1920; at Flem- | cover, but in several cases the ey prelem oF we that . ne tn prperty an igate, gil within "ize|
ing, 46.05 inches in 1860 and at! ord is not continuous and covers the slightest concern in schemes of | he done this once more
relief. Tt has however a very ma- |
H. P. PARKER, Meteorologist, | terial interest to others, because it |
Maybe it can't
Very respectfully,
ii show you.
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