Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, May 14, 1909, Image 4

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    WAY TO SIGNA
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TIE "EV'S
Professor David Todd Will Use i
a Balloon. '
TO TRY TO RECEIVE MESSAGES
M l, i li m m I!
Millinery and
Furnishing
Special Sale on All Trimmed Hats
ALL PRICES REDUCED
Large assortment to choose from. Make
your selection early t
rson
Benton County Lumbar Co
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Fir Lumber, Mouldings, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Spilt. Gedar Shakes
. Dealers in
Doors, Windows, Lime, Bneac Cement
Shingles, etc
Occidental Lumber Co.
Successors toj
Corvallis Lumber Co.
We are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please
call on J. B IRVING for information and prices. And take
notice that if we have not got exactly what you want we will
get it for you.
G. 0. BASSET JT, Local Mer.
1ST
BWBBD
Paints and Varnishes are the Best. Sold by
Graham & Woiis
WOODS BROTHERS
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
Prompt attention given to rerairing all kinds of gasoline en
gines, autos, bicycles. Plows and axes sharpened.
Saws fiied. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done,
on short notice" Give us a call. , We can please you.
Located back of-Bsal Bros-' blacksmith shop on Second
street. Phone No. 3145 Ind.
CORVALLIS,
OREGON
YOU GET WHAT WE GET prove!!
" Our books are open for your ' inspection.
lELjfaL Buyers name given if wanted. We not only
get top prices, but you can satisfy yourself
rStSSS absolutely at any time that you get what we
tuiBlrFW!-ne PROMPT GASH RETURNS
CHBGklEkJS ' ShiP 7ur produce to us. Write
to us now for coops, tags, etc
SOUTHERN OREGON G0UUI8SI0N GO.
VV. H. MCCORQUODALE. PROP. 95 FRONT ST., PORTLAND, OREGON
Amherst Man Will Ascend Higher
Than Ever Before When Planet Is
Nearest to the Earth How Professor
Doolittle Would Signal Mars.
Professor David Todd of Amherst
college does not believe it absurd to
plan for communication with other
worlds and in an attempt to get sig
nals from Mars will ascend in a bal
loon to a height greater than usually
reached, says a Boston dispatch. He
will be accompanied by Leo Stevens,
the aeronaut. This plan to surmount
natural difficulties will be tried hot
later than September, when the .planet
Mars is nearest the earth.
Professor Todd, speaking of the
novel test he has planned, said in part:
'lr life really exists on Mars they
have been trying for years to get into
conversation with us and perhaps won
der what manner of stupid things we
are not to respond. Followine this as
sumption, I have thought that we
might feel their presence if we could
get high enough up, away from the
noises and the ether waves that sur
round us, up in the rarefied regions of
our atmosphere with nothing to dis
turb the communication.
"In mounting high up in the balloon
to attempt to intercept any ether
waves that may be radiating from the
planets I shall be shut into a metal
box made of aluminium for lightness
and fitted with apparatus to drive out
tne carbonic acid gas and supply oxy
gen and with air pressure to prevent
sickness. In that way I can ascend
much higher , than balloons have here
tofore gone. We shall take along the
wireless receiving instrument and try
to Intercept messages from Mars, Ve
nus or any other of the planets.
"The planet Venus defies the tele
scope. All we get from Venus Is a
reflection from the planet's atmosphere
or gaseous envelope. This very at
mosphere of Venus is a sign of proba
ble life on the planet.
"We cannot presume to send mes
sages to Mars on this coming trip, but
will only try to receive. The question
has been raised of how we should get
our grand connection necessary for
telegraphy.
"There are several answers. We
will use what is practicable. If, in the
meantime, it is established that a thou
sand foot wire hanging from the car
with surrounding atmosphere forms a
'grounding,' we will use that."
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When asked about the practicability
of recent plains for establishing com
munication with Mars, Professor Eric
Doolittle of the Flower astronomical
observatory, University of Pensyl
vania, said: v " ;
"The idea of signaling to Mars with
the object of determining whether or
not the planet is inhabited is practical
and might be easily carried out by the
construction of large geometrical re
flectors in the plains of Siberia. The
triangle, the square and the. circular
plane could be used. Were we now on
Mars with our telescopes, such a set
of figures would-be distinctly discerni
ble. If Mars is inhabited lw Intplli-
gent men, and if among them there
are astronomers watching this earth.'
those men would see these geometrical
hgures, and they would communicate
by constructing similar devices."
. Professor Doolittle thonsrht rlmr tho
expenditure , of the proposed $10,000,000
tor establishing communication with
Mars would be impracticable until it
was definitely determined that Mars
was inhabited.
CLUB TO LIVE ON FRUIT.
Society Called the Golden Age Is
Formed In London.'
A new society club formed in Lon
don, called the Golden Age; has been
established to advocate a fruitarian
system of living for philanthropic, hu
mane and hygienic reasons. The club
is for men and women who are inter
ested in the suffrage movement. :
It will be purely social, and bridge
md other games will furnish diver
sions. A medical" leader in the move
ment affirms a man should reach the
age of 128 under the proposed diet.
Chance For Aeronauts. -
King Leopold of Belgium has offered
a $5,000 prize fot the best treatise on
aeronautics to be brought out this
year. '
The Umpire.
Who is It, reckless of his fame
And deaf to yells of praise or blame,
Unmoved by glory or by shame.
Hands down decisions on the game?
His Umps.
Who calmly stands ' where spinning
spheres,
Projected by the hand that steers
The low or high, curved, straight or
queers, '
Whiz past his body, face and ears
And calls them balls or strikes, while
cheers
Prom grand stand throngs or bleachers'
jeers
Do not affect his hopes or fears?
; His Umps.
Who faces thousands every day
Ranged round the grounds in fierce array.
All with a hot desire to slay
When he decides a quick, close play
Not in accordance with their way.
No, matter what they want and say?
His Umps.
Who wears the diamond like a klnT - i
Who has the players on the string?
Who carries pennants in a sling?
Who simply runs the whole darn thing? '
His Umps.
W. J. Lampton In New York Time. ';
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IEEE
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includes the very latest styles, the most season
able materials and the lowest prices. The ladies
can find here a selection suited to every taste.
Come while this special sale lasts and secure the
best bargains.
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