Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, June 19, 1909, Image 2

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Published every evening except Sun
day. Office: 259-263 Jefferson street,
corner Third street, Corvallis, Oregon.
PHONE - - 210
Address alt communications and make
all remittances payable to the Corval
ms Gazette. -
it is not growing halffastenough.
"There is a crying demand for
ten times, yes, a hundred times
the number of graduates that is
now being turned out. The peo
ple of Oregon are intensely loyal
in support of ' the college, but
they are beginning to want to
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In ordering changes of address,
ecribers should always give old as well as
new address.
tion building now used as the School of
Mining Engineering. Analyses . were
Qpp Qnm o rf tho hruro orvivn rr hti r L . - . .. .. ..
sub- J introduction of beet culture ana the es-
to the farms and helping to bet- tablishment of the sugar industry in
ter the conditions of the country. Oregon. The School of Pharmacy was
This is the primary purpose for
which they are contributing
their money for its support.
"The demand for trained men
Delivered by carrier, per week S IS
.Delivered by carrier, per month...- ' .50
Kw mail rn 'ta r it, anoanrp C fin
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By mail, six months, in advance...- 250 iu agriculture ana Horticulture is
By mail, one month, in advance.... .50 v-v . t nVn pnnf;nnnn
asked, "Where can I get a man
Published Every Friday
Entered at the postoffice at Corvallis,
Oregon, as second class matter.
One year, in advance $2.00
Six moths, in advance 1.00
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Editor and Publisher.
W. K. Newell, President of the
State Boardof Horticultuie, con
tributes to the .June Oregon
Countryman an interesting ar
ticle compauing the Agricltural
courses with other studies, given
at OAC and has the following to
say about the necessity
trained farmers:
."Why 3o not more boys take
the agricultural courses at the
College? The records show that
there are many more students
in the mechanical, engineering,
and commercial courses than
there are in agricultural. The
graduating class laet year of 87
members contained only eight
to take care of my orchard, or of
my dairy?. Are there any who
are students at the college that
we can get?" I am compelled
to answer that the college now
scarcely turns out enough men
to fill the ranks of Vs own teach'
in g staff. That the United States
Department of Agriculture has
great difficulty in finding trained
men enough for the service, and
that there is nothing at all left
for the- farm, excepting those
favored" few who return to theii
own farms.
"That boys did not turn to
ward agriculture in past years
was not strange. The rapid de
velopment, of the country made
farm products comparatively
installed, the present Mechanical Hall
was built to take the place of the one
which had been burned down, and to
the greenhouses was added the : Horti
cultural Building. V
Compulsory labor of one hour per day
was required of all students in their re
spective courses. For extra time, stu
dents were allowed ten cents per hour.
Board with room in the dormitories was
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First Year. First Term. Chemical Physics and
Inorganic Chemistry, Structural and Physiological
Botany. First five books of. Davies' Legendre.
Second Term. Organic Chemistry." How Crops
Grow. English Language.
Third Qualitative Analysis. Detection of
the alkalies, alkaline-earths, earths, etc. Systematic
Botany ; Excursions and Collections. English Lan
guage. Second Year. First - Term. Qualitative -Analysis'
continued. Detection and Separation of the Elements.
Chain Surveying and Mensuration. Geometrical
Drawing. - General Piincipesof Zoology, (or German).
Second Term. General Principles of Geology. Veg
etable Economy; How Plants Feedv Topographical
Drawing. Animal Physiology, (or German);
Third Term. Geology of Oregon. Vegetable Econ
omy. .Entomology, (or German).
First Scientific Agricultural Course ;
Mafgaret Snell, as manager of the tw o
dormitories, made the following an
nouncement regarding the cost of living
at Cauthorn Hall, which brought many
new students the following year: "It
is confidently believed, from the ex
perience gained in the management of
the girls' hall last year, that the cost
of living will not exceed six dollars per
calendar month of thirty or thirty-one
days. The hall will be under the- super
vision of Lieutenaut C. E. Dentler, U.
' S. A., as commandant."
Doctor Thomas M. Gatch was presi
dent for a decade beginning 1897. Dur
ing his administration the school was
more than doubled in attendance and
capacity. The Hall of Agriculture and
- Waldo Hall were built and the Chemi
cal Building was devoted to Mining En-
Ulellots m&m
Contractors and Builders
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Thomas M. Gatch, A.M., Ph.D.
President 1897-1907 ' ,
ly grew to 833, was divided Jas follows :
745 regular students, 56 short course
students, and 32 students taking only
music. But let President J. K. Weath
erford, who speaks for the Regents,
tell you of Doctor Gatch; for the Re
gents are the highest tribunal in college
"President Gatch, reputed for long
experience and classic finish, came to
us when we were sorely in need of a
guiding mind, and grasped the helm
with a firm and steady hand, and with
the poise of genius directed its course
onward with a well-defined purpose and
a definite aim and object in view. He
came to Oregon in 1859 as president of
the Willamette University, at . Salem,
Since then he has been president of
Wasco Academy, the University' of
W ashington and the Agricultural Col-
gineering. uourses in music, f orestry, lege, ana ail 01 tnese institutions are
j Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineer- ; indebted in great part for their eminent
ing and .Literary Commerce were mtro-;
duced. The attendance, which gradual-I (Continued on page three)
Foundation work, sidewalk and curbing
a specialty Manufacturers of cement
blocks, plain and fancy cement brick,
porch columns, cement flues, jardi
nieres, etc. Dealers in cement, plaster
and lime. !
First and Adams Sts. ' Phono 2318
Corvallis, - Oregon
announced at $2.50 per week, and the
small tuition which had been charged
was eliminated. :- Although tuition now
for cheaP wnile ' at tne same time became free, and the resourses of the
ottering great rewards in other institution were reaucea oy tnat mucn,
lines ana tue dullard was leit as
good enough for the farm. A
lamentable state of public oppin-
ion fostered the idea that only
in business or the professions
could a man attain anjr standing
or distinction.
"This state of affairs is rapid
ly changing; the iarmer is now
agricultural students, while there iudSed for what he is and is ! no
were seventeen in the electrical,
four in the civil engineering, and
even the course in pharmacy
could boast of eleven graduates
"This is a strange showing
for an Agricultural College and
yet it is typical of the American
colleges. What is the matter?
Where does the fault lie? That
such a showing is not a healthy
one will be conceded by all, but
how shall it be remedied? I do
longer handicapped
his calling.
because of
the President and the Board of Regents
were so careful with the finances dur
ing the panic that the college was en
abled to decline $5,000 appropriated as
a maintenance fund by the preceding
Legislature. This is probably the only
incident of the kind in Oregon history.
August 1, 1896, the Regents elected
Hon. H. B. Miller, one of their number,
President of the college to succeed Doc
tor Bloss, who resigned. President Mil
ler, a fine business man of wide ac
quaintance, administered the finances of
the college and directed the experiment
station Professor F. Berchtold. A. M..
There are no long- the senior member of the faculty, was
er any cheap lauds to produce chosen dean of the college. The Presi-
. . i c . j--' - dent developed the industrial features
crops ai low ugures aim wnii , . - .. , , ,
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siip-ouuu uicwuus. x iiueo muoi, ever it was possible. Hence many
rule higher and farm incomes changes were made in the curricula to
Mnnintlv orefltfir Th threat- that end. The faculty strove to reach
J to . h.
est development of the country
must now be that 01 improving
its farms.
"Never before has the atten-
the farmers as well as,the students, so
as to obtain results more immediate.
Farmers' institutions grew more popu
lar, and a large portion of the people
were in this way brought into " touch
with the institution for the first time.
tion of thoughtful people been The armory and gymnasium was buflt.
tj 4I.. tnmJ r, Btrnr.o-l- Warvl t.h The literary societies, wmcn were reor
nut mean mi immu- tuau meie - -&v . . renamed constitutions
.are too many graduates- in other country. Every business or o their makingt became social as well
that miffht be professional man dreams of . the as literary. In the catalogue, Doctor
that there is time when he shall have money
a proportion enough to enable him to afford
lines, though
questionable, but
entirely too small
of those in argric ulture.
"Blameis frequently laid upon
the management of the schools
because, as is claimed, they edu
cate the boy away from the farm
lhere has been no doubt some
justification for such charger,
President W. J. Kerr, the present efficient head of OAC
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to own a farm, and he buys one
when he reaches that point.
lhen he needs a trained man
for a manager and cannot find
'iou young men who are
just beginning, and are wonder-
hnt a little thought will show ma what you will do, give this
that the blame, primarily, can- matter your attention; investi-
not be laid at their door. These gate it for yourselues. You will
schools have been created' and find that the farm today offers as
equipped for the express pur- much, or more, than any other
pose of teaching the agricultural line of industry. You will find
and mechanscal branches, and there ample exercise for all the
the name itsfilf shows tho relat.- brain power you possess or can
ive importance the courses were acquire; you can attain a dig-
expected to retain. : mty and influence second to
"Tf students will not enter none, and also you can make as
these courses, members of the much money (after all it is the
faculty are helpless; they can- dollars that attract us) as you
not use force to persuade them, will at almost any other calling
.Boards 01 Kegents cannot be ex
pected to spend the funds for
equipment for courses in which
you ay lollow. lhere are
thousands today starving in the
professions who would consider
there are no students. The fact tne financial position of the aver-
that students have persisted in age farmer an enviable one, and j
entering other courses than agri- who would have succeeded as
culture or the .mechanic arts has farmer? had they given the care
fnrfid tho addition of mnnv nth. to the preparation for that line
er branches' for which these that they gave to their profes-
schools were never originally in- sional training."
tended. I know that the faculty
of the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege has long lamented that the
agricultural classes have not
made a better showing, and they
have done everything possible
to encourage the students in
these branches, with the result
that the agricultural class this
year shows the greatest increase
of all in point of- numhers. . But
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 you some -choice
lots near the college, in a very desirable
location, at cheap prices if .taken at
once. Direct from the owner.
- Address Lockbox No. 114, Corvallis,
Ore. 6-18-6tw
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Cbe gity Stables
Everything new and up to
date. Rigs furnished on
short notice. Call
and give us a
trial. Cor.
L. F.GRAY, -
Whitney's & Colbert
We Make
Concrete blocks ot all kinds. Concrete
bricks, fancy and plain, Concrete tile
and steps, Concrete window sills and
We Sell
High grade Cement and Lime in any
Phone Ind. 3181
413 Second Street South
20 Per Cent
In order to clean up our
We will erive 20 per cent discount
vuntil all are sold -
Dealer in all Men's Furnishings
. Blacklectee & Everett
Successors to Henkle & Blartledge
Carry a complete line of coffins and
caskets in all colors and sizes; also
ladies' men's and children's burial
robes. Calls attended to day and
night. Lady assistant. EMBALMING FOR
SHIPPING SPECIALTY. Call at Blackledge's
furniture store Both phones.
Office Rooms 3, 4, 1st Natl Bank Bldg.
Unly set- ot aostracta in tsentou uounty
The Daily Gazette, 50c per month.
A Group of Buildings at OAC
Surgeon. Office in Burnett Block,
over Harris' Store. Residence corner
Seventh and Madison. Office hours:
8 to 9 a. m.; I to 2 p. m. Phones:
Office, 2128, Residence, 404.
and Surgeon. Corner Third and Mon
roe Streets, Corvallis, Oregon. Office
hours: 9 to 12 a. m.; I to 4 pm.; 7 to
8 p, m. Phone in both office ani residence.
and Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eve. Nose - and Throat Office
in Johnson Bide. Ind. 'phone at of
fice and tesidence. X
or and Licensed Embalmer. Suc-
cesser to Bovee fc Bsuer Corvallis,
Oregon. Iud. Phone 45. Bell Phone
241, Lady attendant when desired.
Street Phone 4209. '
Cash paid for household goods.- 424
- Second Street. - Phone 4325. .