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THURSDAY. JULY IS, 192 «
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NATURE MAKES PROVISION
FOR TRAVELS O F ? * A l\ —
How the water gets uplRlI In the
trunks and sterna o f trees and
plants has long been a sore pus-
sle to scientists. Several the-
orles have been prop<sied. none
of them very satisfactory. Un-
til recently the one most com-
monly favored was known as the
theory o f ’'capillarity.'* which
assumed that the water rose In
a stem much ss nil rises In a
wick, through the natural ten
dency o f liquids to climb up In
narrow tubes and crevices. The
trouble was, however, that ordi
nary capillary attraction could
not raise water high enough or
fast enough to account for all
the losses through evaporation
and use within the plant. Then
there was another theory that
took Into account a supposed
pumping action by the roots, or
a so-called "foot pressure." This
theory, however, was always
very vague, and even those who
claimed to understand It' could
not explain It very convincingly.
A comparatively recent devel
opment Is a theory that seems
to explain the phenomenon and
at the same time to be free from
the objections that have over
thrown the earlier Ideas. This
theory Is largely the outcome of
experiments by a Rrltlsh sclen-
tlst. Professor Dixon. He found
that by sealing a column of wa
ter In a glass tube and using ap-
proprlate experimental means,
he could make the water carry
a considerable weight without
breaking. Ordinarily, o f course,
we think o f a stream o f water
as a thing as unstable as a rope
of sand, but the trick seems to
lie In getting rid o f all the air;
for when this was done the wa-
ter column could support a
strain o f several hundreds of
pounds per square inch.
This Is exactly the condition *
we find In the stems o f plants.
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How Du*t May Be Used
for Making Cheap Fuel
If you pump cornstarch with air In
to an Inclosed tube and Ignite the mix
ture with an electric spark It will ex
plode. Recent government experiments
have shown In dust great explosive
energy going to wuste. It Is this that
Is utilized In a new fuel announced
recently, according to Popular Sci
Fuel made from dost or scourlngs
not only will make use o f waste ma
terial, but will reduce a *blg potential
fire hazard In manufacturing plants,
explains W. A. Noel, an engineer of
the bureau o f chemistry o f the De
partment of Agriculture.
solve the problem o f cheap fuel for
factories, he add*, for It may be used
In steam or gas engine*.
Wood, metal, leathers, chemicals,
cork, rubber, sugar, grain, cocoa and
cinnamon ace b -t a few o f hundreds
o f products from which the Inflamma
ble dust may be obtained. Probably
khe most powerful of all dusts Is that
o f aluminum, while grain dusts are
available In the greatest quantities.
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
tnesc rungus spores in a ceti».—Pöpu
Isr Mechanics Magasina.
H ow C lothe* G ot Name
In studying the history o f wearing
i apparel It has been ascertained that
. the word cap came from a hooded
ca p e: coat from the Latin “ cottl*."
meaning tunic; Jacket from "Jacquet"
or coat o f mall and skirt from
"skyrta.” meaning short. The word
costume Itself comes from the word
custom, and pajamas from the Hindoo
word "paajama” meaning leg cloth.
REAL E S TATE TRAN SFERS
(Furnished by the Jackson County
Natatorium & Amusement com
pany to F. E. Merrick W. D. $1, Lot
oil North Riverside Ave Medford.
Ella C. Westerlund to Ella C. Wes-
terlund et al, trustees, W. C. D. $1,
Ld in DLC 62 Twp 37 S, R 1 West.
Ella C. Westerlund et al, trustees,
to Nellie Feeley W. D. $760 Land
in DLC 62 Twp 37 S, R 1 West.
Mollie Keene et vir to Ella C.
Westerlund et al, trustees, Q. C. D.
$1, Land in DLC 52 Twp 37 S, R
The program stresses education terms o f the actual saving o f Uvea,
regarding prenatal confinement, post it is known that Kentucky's infant
natal care, ana the hygiene o f in ! death rate has been reduced 6 per
fancy and preschool age. Figures ! cent in the last year and that Oregon
mount into thousands and millions j head! the list with the lowest infant
in the number o f health conferences ; death rate which is 53 deaths among
for mothers, mid wives, and children; I every 1000 children under one year
number o f bulletins issued by the j of age. However, the United States
Childrens’ Bureau; monthly pre in this respect, does not save babies
natal letters sent to given names and i lives as well as eight foreign coun
addresses; home visits and demon tries and saves mothers’ lives only
strations, dental clinics, etc.
half as well as the Britian, so a vast
The serious needs o f rural and amount remains to be done before
isolated population groups were al ( we may be satisfied with the protec-
ways foremost in the minds o f the ! tion provided for mothers and chil
advocates o f this Act and but few dren
city activities have been developed
except as temporary demonstrations
Talk about having “ wheels in his
and training centers. Oregon re head,” causes us to wonder why
ceived attention in last year’s nat “ Ted” Morava, proprietor and me
ional report when the health o ffic chanic o f the Ford garage, hasn’t
ials, impressed by the absence of the affliction, as his garage is full
“ instruction in childr culture,”
at o f loose wheels from morning till
the county fairs where animals and night undergoing tightening treat
crops were receiving unlimited atten ment. He has an enviable reputa
tion, stationed nurses there to ex
tion in this line o f work, which he
plain health values, model layettes,
is now making a specialty. When
diet lists for children, etc.
While it is still too early to at “ Ted” tightens up on your car wheels
tempt to measure the results o f this your loose wheel troubles are over
enormeus educational program in for the season.
H ow W ood Rota
Sara Blythe Mears et vir to Walter
D. Green et ux W. D. $2500 lot in
Block 2, Barr’s Add. to Medford.
Dr. T. J. Harris o f Florida ia call
ed the successor o f Luther Burbank
for his discovery of banana seeds.
Vegetables, fruits, nuts, berries, ap
ples, peaches, plums, tomatoes, etc.,
contain visible seeds for propagation
of themselves. The potato and cot
tonwood tree grow from cuttings—
but they also bear seeds. Who ever
saw the seeds of a banana? Every
other edible pulpy fruit contains
seeds internally, as mellons; or ex
ternally, as strawberries.
Hom e for Rant— Fiva rooms, doso
Inquire at this office.
D iv id e n d s fo r Y o u F ro m E lectrica l D e v e lo p m e n t
Howard S. Boise et ux to Charlotte
George King W. D. $10, Lot on East
Main St., Medford.
G. E. Hilsinger to City National
Bank o f Clinton, Iowa, Wr. D. $1,
Land in DLC 47 Twp 38 S, R 1 West.
R. S. Page et ux to C. A. Knight
Q. C. D. $5150, I,ots 3 and 10 Blk
Hazel E. Vaughan et vir to Arthur
Hardell Webster W. D. $1, Lots 9
and 10 Blk 8 Central Point.
Henrietta Walker et vir to Law
rence Lush W. D. $10, Land in Tal
Kate R. Denniston to City o f Med
ford Q. C. D. $1, Lot 1 EVi lot 2
Blk 10 Queen Anne Add to Medford.
Lorraine J. McWilliams et vir to
J. L. Woodcock et al W. D. $10, Lot
1 Blk 3 South Park Add to Medford.
Earl Fruit company to Leo J.
Mikschf' W. D. $10, Lots 7 and 8
Blk 33 Medford.
Requires Financial Growth
Hazel A. Cornelier et vir to Mamie
A. Corliss W. D. $10, NW U Sec 28
Twp 40 S, R 2 West.
o rg a n iz a tio n lik e the C a lifo r n ia
Oregon Pow er Com pany cannot stop
growing. Every time a new customer
is added to our lines the demand for electricity
increases. T o meet the demands of thousands
of new customers each year we must continue
to expand our facilities for service.
Leo J. Miksche et ux to L. Nied-
ermeyer W. D. $10, Lota 6 6 7 8
Blk 33, Lots 17 to 26 Blk 2, West
moreland Add to Medford.
E. R. McLaughlin et ux to Everett
E. Eads W. D. $10, Lot on Genesee
PUBLIC H EALTH N E W S
The two public health nurses of
j Jackson county receive half their
-»alary from the federal government
under an Act for the Promotion of
the Welfare and Hygiene o f Matern
ity and Infancy, popularly known as
the Sheppard-Towner Act. This act
was placed upon the statutes o f the
United tSates in November, 1921 for
a 5-year period which means that the
appropriation will expire June 30,
1927. $1,240,000' is available each
year, o f which $6000 ia granted out- j
right to each state and the remainder '
apportioned to the states according
to population if matched by state j
funds; the program is initiated and }
administered under certain federal
supervision and regulation, by the
states themselves; it* purpose is
br o a d 1 y educational, preventive
rather than cuvative, and designed
to stimulate local initiative and re
This federal aid has now been ae- |
cepted by 43 states and the territory
o f Hawaii. Twenty-six are now
matching the federal funds in full
and o f the remaining 17 operating
under the act two are matching
within $500 the total sums available.
Therefore figured roughly, $4,790.- |
000 are being devoted specifically '
to the promotion o f the welfare and
hygiene o f mother* and children.
But despite the importance o f dol
lars in this or any other program
o f human well-being, it is far more
Aided by the presence o f oxygen,
small plantlike growths or fungi sre
responsible for the rotting of wood.
These organisms feed op<>n the stsrch
and other material* in the cell* of the
timber, finally reducing It to dry pow
der The plants In turn throw off bil
lion* o f tiny spore* or cells which are
carried about by Insects, the wind*
and In many other way* The air I*
often so loaded with them that wood
la liable to decay almost anywhere. If
expiated, as the plant cell* become at
tached to It and develop In moist cll-
mats*. It Is practically Impossible. «
part» qay. to avoid UM presence of j imPort* nt to " » » " o r e
'term* o f sendee and
Next year must be the on# without
a summer— a repeater of the year
1875 when the Loire in France froae
over in July; and 830 when the Poe
turned ice for pedestrians to cross in
August and like the year 367 A. D.
when the Nile put on in July a veneer
of ice; and like 286 B. C. when the
Euphrates congealed in summer.
Thus have we had historical summer-
less seasons every 553 years. Sci
entists now blame sunspots. The
ancients blamed their gods and
Ella M. Dissette to Asle Erickson
et ux W. D. $1000, Lot on high street
H ow R aces D ecay
But why this swift, continual flux?
Why this Incessant growth and decay,
this birth, senescence and death of
races? Can It be that races, like indt-
vlduals. go through processes o f In
fancy and childhood, of maturity and
senility? Pan It be that natural laws,
such as limit the life of members o f a
species, limit the life of a species as
well, and that tribes o f plants and
animals are mortal because of the
very laws that brought them Into be _
lng. and that their sentence of death
Is written In their very certificate of
life? Perhaps perpetuity la not even
potentially possible for any race— at
least, for any race higher than the
protozoa, those one-cel led animals In
dividually capable of enduring for
ever; perhaps there Is a fixed natural
period, a racial "three score years and
ten." beyond which no species can nor
mally endure; perhaps various grow
ing diseases and weaknesses o f the
racial mechanism must ultimately
prove fatal. Just as physical defects
most eventuaHy destroy the Indi
vldual.—From "The Decline o f Mao.’’
by Stanton A. Coblentz.
N o t only must w e be prepared to place more
power at the command of the territory served,
but new transmission lines must be built
and old ones extended to reach these new
users of service.
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has given more than 2,000 of our customers
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