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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1909)
VOL. I. NO 40
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1909
PRICE FiVE CENTS
WHY OLD FARMER COUNTY SCHOOLS
OF SUN TODAY
(A THROUGH LINE
CHANGED HSS1I1 SHOW PROGRESS
TO BEAUTiFY OAC
THOUGHT COLLEGE EDUCATION A HIGH AVERAGES MADE BY ALL
USELESS EXPENSE. THE GRADUATES
OPifill ALTERED BY RESULTS S'JPT. MACK . HAKES REPORT
He Had About Decided not to Allow Many Districts in Benton Give Evidence
His Son to Finish Course at OAC That the Public School Pupils Have
When the Practical Results of the Been Well Taught, There Being 138
Boy's Studies Changed His Views. I Graduates During 1908 and 1909
OLD SOL WILL PARTIALLY HIDE
5HAG0WWILL APPEAR 3:43:07
Peculiar Effect of This Eclipse Will be
the Shadow in Center of Sun With
Vivid Circle of Light on the Outer
One of the students at OAC, from Superintendent of Schools H. L. Mack
one of the central counties of the state, has been busily engaged during the
when he first entered college, had the past few days in making up the aver-
greatest difficulty m getting the Con- ages of the graduates m the various
sent of his father to leave the farm for districts in the county, there haying
a college course, the old farmer lookine been 138 of these in the eighth and
upon such an education as a useless ex- ninth grades during 1908 and 1909.
pense and a positive waste of time, so
that he grudgingly advanced the money
for the boy to enter the institution
The young fellow took the mechanical
course and while working in the black
smith shop made a chain, such as is in
common use on the farm, with hooks,
swivel and all the necessary attachments.
When he had completed three years
of his course his father decided that the
returns did not justify the expenditure
and declared that such foolishness
should not continue any longer.
The lad had taken home the chain he
made while here and, shortly after the
prejudiced parent had issued his decree
; that the boy should not waste his time
, by going another year to graduate, he
came across this particular specimen of
After a careful examination he said
"Whose chain is that? . I never saw it
arounu nere peiore. ' t
"Mine," replied the boy. " :
"Where did you get it?" the father
"I made it in the shop at the Oregon
Agricultural College," was the answer,
You did" exclaimed the old man.
"You made that chain yourself.? Honor
bright, my boy, you made it, hooks,
swivel and all?"
"I did, father," earnestly replied the
.young ieuow, "-ana not only tnar, cut
many other things in iron and wood
r-t (- I haua ti .it- . k. ..ii . . - . i . -1 ...
f time at college as you suppose, but
have been iearning how to do things
; that would be a help to you, and I- do
t . want to go back for thjs last .year and
try to improve upon what I have al
ready been taught, so that I .can be-
. ..come a practical mechanic"
"Look here Jim," was the guiek re
sponse of the old man, "I've changed
.my ndnd; changed it mighty quick, too.
You ran go back and stay as long as
you want to. That's the best chain I
. ever saw and I'm proud of you .my boy,
. and I won't say. another word ..against
that college if that's what they teach
the boys to do." -
Jim came hack and was graduated
yestesaay wiin .m,gn nonors as jsl me-
. -chanical engineer. He left .last night
for his home and it is quite certain that
there .was a proud father there to wel-
The list this year is as follows:
DISTRICT NO. NAME OP GRADUATE
6 . Myrtle Curry '
12 Howard Sheldon -
18 v Mabel Tompkins
20 Charles Keeley
21 ' Naomi Meek
25 Frank Zarodsky
27 Nella Shipley
34 Clara Luther
Elmer Harder ,
72 Mary Davidson
81 Alice Maxfield
'. Ruby Yeley
Corvallis Mildred Starr
- Harold Mills
. .Neely Lance .. .
""' ' ' Carlene Beck " '
- .Merle Germin
Philomath Kathleen Archibald
Cecil Stevens ,
SPECULATION AS TO THE ULTI
, MATE TERMINUS
BENTON COUNTY WILL
SIM HARBOR IS PROBABLE
Carver is Keeping His Plans Quiet
. While Going on Steadily With . Con
L struction Work Road Will be a
- Big Feeder For Corvallis.''
ELLFGOU Hi SIPSON
Thursday and Friday, June 24, 25,
Fixed as Dates for the Meeting of
All Who are Interested in the Work
in This County.
To The Dedication
K.. SVs Will Picnic
At Falls City
The Knights of Pythias are to hold a
" picnic at Falls Ciiy June 19. Every
thing possible is being done to make it
a success. Tie Hubbard Uniform Rank
Knights of Phythias will give special
drills and marches. This company con
sists of 28 men and vill go down from
Hubbard in six autos. TJiey are drilled 1
and officered and subject to entry into;
the United States Array without' furth
er drill and examination. This feature
alone will be of great interest. The
Chemawa Indian Band will furnish the
music There will be a ball game be
tween Chemawa and Da33as teams, ad
dresses by State Superintendent Acker-
. man and W. L. Tooze, and a big basket ;
. dinner. .. .. ,. , .
Governor Benson, of Oregon, wife
and staff, and accompanied wby many
prominent citizens of the state will be
on the exposition erounds- at Seattle
Friday to attend the dedication cere
monies incident with the opening of the
Oregon state building. Complete plans
as announced include a luncheon at noon
and reception from 2:30 to 4 in the state
building, with open house all day Sat
urday. The dedication exercises will
occur in the morning at 11.
The program of the morning consists
of addresses and.music, both orchestral
and vocal. The dedication speech will
be made by C. E. S. Wood, a Portland
attorney, followed by the presentation
speech by Governor Benson and address
of acceptance by President Chilberg for
Governor Benson's staff will be there
In a body as an escort to the executive.
The biggest crowd, however, will not
come until Oregon Day, which is sched
uled for July 9.
College Boys Want Work.
A few minutes before four o'clock
this afternoon there will be a central
eclipse of the sun, which, however, seen
locally, will only appear to be a partial
eclipse. In points east of Chicago the
eclipse will commence just before sun
set and the sun will set eclipsed.
Promptly at 3:43:07 this afternoon a
shadow will appear to flit across the
late afternoon brightness of the sun,
gradually obscuring it, providing it has
not already been obscured by clouds.
As the whole shadow cast across the
sun will not appear as large as the sun,
it will eventually appear in the center,
showing the vivid glare of the body at
both sides. To observe the phenome
non properly, care should be taken that
it is only' viewed through an . obscured
glass. An ordinary window glass held
in the smoke ot a wood or coal nre or
over a gas jet, until it is smoked all
over, will answer the purpose admirably.
To obtain photographs, a "backed"
plate will be found to be better than a
film. Ordinary black paper should be
pasted across the back of the glass
plate. This will prevent refraction, ac
cording to the beliefs of many photog
raphers., . iJut a very Driet exposure
should be;given and if care be taken aff
excellent photograph should result. '
In observing the eclipse through
smoked glass, special care should be
taken, according to the opinion of many
oculists, not to look for too long a per
iod at a time or the eyes of the observ
er may later suffer, considerably.
South of San Francisco and through
parts of Arizona and Texas, no eclipse
will be visible, while in Corvallis the
eclipse will not entirely pass away for
over -an hour and a. half, the far edge of
the shadow passing away at 5:14:09.
An eclipse of the" sun is caused by the
moon appearing to pass between the
sun . and earth. The sun being many
times farther from the earth than the
moon' at certain times the three heaven
ly bodies get in line, the moon being
between the other two. At such a time
.an eclipse of the sun is caused from the
point of view of 1 the observer on the
earth, while . from the sun the earth
would appear to be eclipsed.
Oregon Has 41 New Lawyers
Forty-one of the class of 45 applicants
for admission - to the bar passed a
satisfactory examination before the
Supreme Court last week, and certificat
es of admission to practice have been
issued to them.
Quite a number of OAC students have
stated to George A. vv aggoner, Corval
lis' chief booster, that they would like
to get work on tne iarms in Benton
county during the summer vacation.
These bojjs are accustomed to farm
work and anyone securing them will be
sure to get , intelligent .service. The.
vacation lasts Until about .the middle of
September and good help should be
demand until : tnen. Any larmer ' or
orchardist wanting this kind of help
will be doing themselves a service and
the boys a favor by calling at Allen &
Woodward's drug store and leaving
their application. Mr. Waggoner says
that if any other college boys who are
seeking employment will send him their
names he will do everything possible to
assist them and that there will not be
any charges for such service.
J. W. Emarksbury, of Halsey, was a
Corvallis visitor yesterday. .
Considerable speculation is indulged
by many persons as to the ultimate ter
minus of the Carver road, which is now
being constructed from Corvallis in a
south-southwesterly direction. The line
which is called the Corvallis & Alsea
railroad, was started some two years
ago and although very little is said
about it in the papers, a force of men
has been kept steadily at work since
that time. Some 20 miles of road have
been completed, the main line passing
Monroe with a branch extending into
that town. Parties residing in that vi
cinity inform us that it is now being
built toward Blachly, but that it is dif
ficult to tell much about where the road
will be located, as the surveyors never
get far ahead of the construction gang.
We are not "on the inside" aa to the
plans of Mr. Carver, but it is generally
considered that he is on friendly terms
with the Southern Pacific and that his
road is really a Southern Pacific branch.
We have been of the opinion all along
that instead of building to the Alsea
that the Carver road will be extended
down Lake Creek to Siuslaw; and now
that it is certain the harbor there will be
improved, our opinion that the road will
?jlt: to Florence - is -stronger - than
ever. Besides this, JLUgene is making
efforts for a road from that place to.
Florence and a feasible route has been
found from the county seat by the way
of upper Lake Creek to . the Siuslaw.
Now, if the Carver i road is really a
Southern Pacific project, what is more
probable or reasonable than, that when
terms satisfactory to the company are
made, that a branch will be built from
Eugene to connect with the Carver road,
and one or the other extended to Flor
ence? This would give the Southern
Pacific a line clear to Portland on the
west side of the Willamette, give Eu
gene a short route to deep water and
direct communication with Florence
It would also be more convenient . tor
the people of this section than a road
only to Eugene would be, as it would'
rive them a shorter route to Portland.
CAMPUS AND COLLEGE GROUNDS
TO BE IMPROVED.
WORK WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK
The Famous Landscape Gardener Who
Drew Plans for the Lewis and Clark
and A. Y. P. Fair Grounds Secured
to Decorate College Property Here.
Arrangements are now being made
for a rousing Benton County Sunday
School convention to be held Thursday J
and Friday, June 24. 25, in a manner
that will be unique, interesting and en
joyable. The first day's session will be held at
the Simpson Chapel from 10 to 5 o'clock,
with a picnic dinner and then to follow
with an entertainment at Bellf ountain.
On the second day the delegates and
visitors will convene at the Bellfountain
picnic ground and continue until four
o'clock in the afternoon, a big basket
dinner to be served at noon.
It is hoped that every Sunday school
in Benton county will be represented
bv its officers and at least two dele
gates from each school.
Rev. Charles A. Phipps, State Secre
tary, and Mrs. Lucia Addington, State
Superintendent of Christian Citizenship,
will attend the convention and take a
prominent part in the program.
The exercises will begin promptly on j
time and close in the same manner. !
This rulekwill be strictly observed.
All persons who expect to attend the
convention are requested to notify Mrs.
Lisle, chairman of the entertainment
committee, at Simpson Chapel, or Miss
Aiice Edwards, the chairman at Bell-
fountain. Address either of them at
Monroe, R. F. D. 4,' so that proper ar
rangements'can be made in advance to
welcome and care for all who may at
The college has been very fortuate
in securing the services of Mr. Olm
stead, the most famous landscape gar
dener in the United States, to draw up
preliminary plans for the future devel
opment of the institution. The nature
of his work will be to lay out a plan to
be followed in relation to the location
of college buildings and maintenance
and improvement of the campus. He
will commence his work today. It was
possible to get Mr. Olmstead through
his presence at this time in the West.
It was this man who designed the Lewis
and Clark grounds and also those of the
A.-Y.-P. Exposition. The firm of
which he is a member is the largest in
Other improvements are to take place
this summer, such as the supplying of
the library with new books, the equip-,
ping of departments more fully, the in
crease of the faculty by many new
members, the construction of new bnild
ings and a general re-organization
throughout. The contract for the ar
mory will be let on June 23rd and the
building is to be completed by October
1st. A little later the contract for the
Central Administration building will be
let. About Christmas time it will be
ready for occupancy. Barometer.
If You Are Worth $50,000
Don't read this. This will not interest
you. If you are a man of moderate
means and cannot afford to buy high
priced property, "you will be pleased to
know that I can sell ycu some choice
lots near the college, in a very desirable
location, at cheap prices if taken at
once. Direct from the owner.
Address Lock box No. 114, Corvallis,
Portland Before Valley.
An Albany man was recently talking: .
with a prominent Portland railroad man,
who stated that Mr. Krutschnitt, gen
eral traffic manager, stated positively
that the Corvallis & Eastern will be ex
tended, but before it is done Portland
must be satisfied. That city is demand
ing the Deschuttes road first, in the in
terest of Yortland, and is inimical to the
Corvaliis & Eastern route. This is
sometimes denied, but is a fact. Port
land is afraid of this valley. Albany
Fred Robinson is very ill with pneu
monia at the home of his uncle, A.
Floyd Rowland went to Portland this
morning to have his eyes treated.
Mrs. Norman Hayes arrived yester
day from Boston, Mass.
'To assist the pure milk cause through
out the state Dairy and Food Commis
sioner Baily has appointed three deputies
under an act of the Legislature creating
the positions. The . three inspectors.
as they are to be called, are Paul V.
Maris, of Multnomah: M. S. Schrock
of Marion, and E. W. Catterin,
Tillamook. Each is to recieve $1200
year salary from the state plus $800
Heretofore Mr. Bailey has had but one
deputy paid by the state, his laboratory
chemist, who now is R. V. Williamson.
As special deputies, for inspection of
dairies, Mr. Bailey has commissioned
up to this time Mr. Maris, whose salary
has been paid by local creameries, and
Mrs. S. A. Yoakum, of Coos, who has
been similarly paid by creameries of
that locality. ' - ,
The office of Dairy and Food Commis
sioner has been shorthanded for many
years and the work has far .outgrown
the old facilities of the state. Mr.
Bailey will. at once start a campaign
for cleaner dairies.
QUEEN QUALITY SE0ES
New Oxford Styles
June Styles Here
t V - - JEj' -Z II 11 W I
We are just in receipt of a
shipment of all styles off Nemo
Corsets, to fit all figures. These
corsets are so well known we
can not say more for them but
Governor Benson has appointed I. B.
Cushman and.E. P:Waite, of Acme;. P.
R. Jackson, and George B. Camp. ot
Mapleton, aud T. A. Yost, cf Florence,
to compose the Board of Commissioner!
for the Port of Siuslaw;- which was cre
ated by the act of the last Legislature.
The long and short terms of these ap
pointees are to be chosen by lat amon
them. -. . .- , -
jcn SELF-REDUCING '
w RelkxStrap J
lzss .ot.fcvery. bty
K405 "reuef Bands
J-czt reccivt d, a new let cf
tailored svits in fclue, the now
summer eoler, Panamas and serge,
mads with .lor.g .coats, ti'mmed with
ba4tors. Just il.e thing fcr cuting.
Latest styles in tan oxfords just re
ceived. Fifth Avenue last, short vamp,
new color of Russia calf and tan vici.
$2.50 to $3.50