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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
Winking Keep* the Eye* in
Son* people, especially those of a
nervous temperament, wink much
more 'requently than others. It ha*
been estimated that a fast winker will
move his eyelids no less than 30,000
times during an ordinary waking day.
such a case the eyelids travel
Inches In a day and,
should the individual live to the age
of fifty, the total distance covered
would be about 7.(100 miles.
fortunately, it requires no thought
to wlcs, since the movement Is quite
Instinctive. Just like breathing.
wink is not a long operation and the
whole performance occupies only two-
fifths of a second. Even when you
are reading, the process continues,
but I f l s so rapid that you are not
conscious of an Interruption.
Try to see how long you can go
without winking and you will Hud that
you cannot hold the eyelids still for
any great length of time, writes S.
Leonard Rastln In St. Nicholas. As a
matter of fact, winking Is a very es
sential movement, for by its means,
the eyeballs are kept clean and moist
The moisture which Is continually be
ing passed over the eyes comes from
the tear glands, one of which Is situ
ated at the Inner corner of each eye.
It Is quite easy to see the entrance
Into the gland by looking Into a mir
ror and gently pulling down the lower
Ud of the eye. The opening Is not
much larger than a pin point, but it
leads to a passage which connects
with the nose. It Is on this account
that your eyes water so much when
you have a cold.
Why Pupil* Should Be
Taught to Read Aloud
Most reading Is silent; books, maga-
alnes and newspapers are read for the
benefit of the reader alone. But there
are times when It Is necessary to read
aloud, and sometimes a great audience
must be brought under the Influence
of the written word.
Many public speakers who have
mastered the art of spoken discourse
have never studied the art of reading
aloud, so that when they turn, In the
midst of their spoken address, to
quote from a hook that lies on the
desk In front of them or Is held In
tbelr hand, their voice at once be
comes confused and their utterance
trails off Into the incomprehensible.
Every public sch ool should teach the
good old fnshloned art cf reading
•loud. The teacher should Insist on
the head being held well up, the enun
ciation clear, the delivery brisk with
out undue rapidity, and the tone In
telligently modulated. No pupil thus
taught will fall to he grateful for the
training In after year*.— Providence
W hy W e Clink Glasses
Roman gladiators were accustomed
to d.ink a glass of wine before fight
ing. Two glasses of wine were brought
by frlenda of one or the other gladia
tor. and to guard against treachery
through the poisoning of the wine In
one of the glasses the gladiators would
pour the wine from one glass Into the
other until It was thoroughly mixed.
Later It became a mere custom to
show a friendly aplrlt between per» ns
drinking together, and when the dan
ger of poisoned wine was past the
actual act of pouring the wine from
one glass to another was changed to
merely touching the glasses together.
W hy Latin Waa Dropped
The difficulty found In speaking
Latin was the same ns that- o f old
Sentences In Latin and old
English were very long, sometimes as
long a* a long paragraph. Men spoke
In sentence» of 400 and 500 word».
While one spoke all other* had to sit
by and listen until he had finished.
Today It ha» been decided that a
aentence should not last longer than
at! second* or contain more than 13
or 10 word*.
W hy One Gets Seasick
Seasickness Is due to the effect of
swells or long rolls of the see upon
the internal esr. IVhat are called Ihe
semi circular canal* o f the Internal
ear are certain space* tilled with fluid.
Thee set a* a spirit level to determine
our place In space The pronounced
movements of the ship on a railing
sea make undue demands upon these
organs and the symptoms of seasick
W hy Horaeah*« I* Lucky
Anything In the shape of a crescent
has always been considered s thing
te bring luck. It Is made of Iron, and
since early times Iran has been a
good luck metal and, English mythol
ogy having always held the horse to
bo a lucky animal, tbo combination of
the crescent, the Iron and the horse
ha* become a lucky emblem
W hy A ir Look* Blu«
The air between you and the hills Is
Ailed with countless particle* of dust
and ether thing* (nd what you asm la
pot li u- mils, nut the reflection of
the sun's ray* from the little particles HICH
In the air. the color being due to the
angle at which the light from the sun
strikes the particles and to the char
Several o f this year’s high school
acter of the particles.
annuals were le ft at this o ffice fo r
sale at $1.00 each. Come quickly,
W hv C a c tu s Ha* Holes
while they last.
Sclent'st* do not scree upon this
subject. An explanation generally ac
JU LY 4 TH E W R O N G D A T E
cepted 1« that the cactus does not r*-
celve cno'-g'i nourishment to support
Historically, it is all wrong to cele
sol'd wood. The holes represent an
brate the nation’s birthday on July
economv of nature.
4, Prof. W alter Whittlesey o f Prince
ton University says. The “ Contin
ental Congress” voted fo r indeepnd-
Oxen are used extensively for pack- ence July 2 and drew up the Declar
| Ing In Venezuela and Colombia They ation. Then a professional penman
are slow hut sure and pack more than
prepared the document. It was not
a heavy mule. An ox will navigate
with a burden something near 400 signed until August 2, and then only
pounds, as against
for a pack by 40 or 41 members o f Congress,
mule. They are also ridden in both Whittlesey discovers. The remaining
countries. In Ecuador they raft live 15 or 16 signed later.
oxen, the process being as follows:
What July 4 does commemorate,
They take a long dugout and lash the professor believes, it the publi
poles across It and tie the horns of
cation o f John Dunlap’s famous bill
four oxen to the end of each pole
until about 32 oxen are In place; then board poster o f the Declaration o f
they catch the tide going down the Independence which drew American
river and get an early start. Men and foreign support to the Revolu
stand In the canoe and prod the oxen tion.
and with the current they do about
Maybe so, but wrong or right the
12 miles per hour, usually arriving at
words "Fourth o f July” have a thrill
the slaughter-house at Guayaquil iu
the early afternoon, having done 80 to and an appeal all their own that can
not now be transferred to any other
They also bring them to the slaugh day.
ter-house by small steamers from the
must ports. The way they are loaded
House fo r Sale
Is hy slipping a noose around the
large lot, $200 cash;
horns and pulling Mr. Ox up by the
$300 terms, i f taken at once.
neck and the way they are unloaded
Is by making them Jump from the quire at this offic e .
deck Into the water and swim ashore.
This Is done at all the small ports of
FOR S A L E — C IT Y LOTS
South America and In the river at
lots, good location, best soil
Guayaquil.— Edgar Young. In Adven in town, fenced fo r garden, priced
right. Inquire at this office.
How South American*
U*e Oxen in Packing
F or Hire— Ford roadster truck—
75c day, 3.50 week.
How Radio Photos Come
Mr C. Francis Jenkins, Inventor of
radio telephony, gives the following
explanation of the making and de
veloping of radio photographs: “ At
the London end radio signals are sent
hy means of a photo-electric cell
which convert* the light values of
the photograph Into electric current
This modulated electric current la then
put on a radio carrier wave which is
picked up In the United Slates. The
Incoming radio signals operate on an
Ink pen which puta dota of different
sizes on a white piece of paper. The
grouping of these dots, and the size
of them, makes up the picture some
what similar to the half-tone dots of
Ihe Illustrations In the newspaper,
which dots can easily be seen under
a reading glass."
Found- A sum o f money.
prove property, pay f o r this notice
and get money.
The American does all kinds of
printing. If it can be printed— we
can do il.
" T e x fo r P ro - T E X - io n ”
kinds o f Insurance.
" T e x fo r P ro - T E X - io n ”
kinds o f Insurance.
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1926
W R IT T E N
E V E R | S U M M E R
When the business and good will
I o f the Dodge Brothers, motor car
j manufacturers, was recently absorb-
| ed by another corporation, it took a
! 46-million dollar check, the largest
i dheck ever written.
The check was
; issued by the New York
house o f Dillon Read and company.
! It now is included in a valuable col
lection o f “ money” owned by Far-
ran Zerhe and it has been on display
at the Chase National bank, New
Mr. Zerbe began collecting
money he could not spend when he
was 10 years
old. . . England
pays us large sums in squaring her
war debt, but most o f it is done
through buying Liberty bonds. Eng
land’s chancellor o f the exchequer
being forehanded enough to buy
them when they were below par.
END A L L
The predicted freak summer is
here. Four o f the six N i\ r England
states reported white frosts in mid-
June which blasted farm and garden
crops, only Maine and Vermont es
caped. W e are to have two to three
years o f freak weather because o f
cyclones on the sun, creating enor
mous holes in its molten atmosphere,
iarge enough to drop
worlds the size o f this one. These
holes are what our astronomers call
Brick Ice Cream at D emon’ s.
M E R R IT T — P IA N IS T E
Graduate O. A. C. Conservatory of
Instruction $1.00— 45-minute lesson
GERM DISE ASE S
Big animals eat smaller ones and
the smaller ones feed on those still
smaller. Now the famous Pasteur
Institute o f Paris, finds the same
law applies to the invisible world o f
germs. There are bacteria-eaters
which eat other germs, only these
eaters, called “ bacteriophages,” are
much smaller than the germs they
slaughter and feed on by thousands.
The experts hope to find a way to
sic ’em on to the germs responsible
fo r most o f the ills o f men. That
would do a great deal to make health
It. was the great Pas
teur, by the way, who first evolved
the germ theory o f disease.
— to meet every requirement in
U N IO N CHURCH
dry-cleaning is our claim for your
Title o f Sunday School lesson:
“ The Resurrection and Commission.”
This is one o f the most practical les
sons which we have had in the book
o f Matthew. T ry to be with us in
the class study
Miss Helen J. Carlton will bring
the message in the morning service;
and Mr. Edson Randall will be the
messenger in the evening service.
Rev. Johnson, Pastor.
With fine workman
ship such as to impress your favor
though our charges are
CITY CLEANING AND
W A N T E D TO T R A D E — Good town
property fo r small,
Mrs. P. A. Bonney is assisting *n
tract o f land near Central
“ W E A R E N O T SA TISFIE D
the Thiess store while Miss Rose Inquire at this office.
UNLESS YO U A R E ”
Neale is taking a short vacation.
How Waves A re Measured
Phone 474 624 N. Riverside A ve
Joe Collins, local wheat raiser o f Medford hospital, suffering from
By menns of a specially constructed
On Highway— Medford, Oregon
camera, the exact length and height of Central Point, shipped two carloads typhoid fever, returned home Mon
day much improved in health.
ocean waves have at last been meas o f wheat to Portland this week.
Ordinary waves are from 6 to 12 fpet
Crater Lake National Park Ranger j
high. In a high sea they may rise to
Ray Henderson, and Mrs. Henderson
27 feet, or In a violent gale to 36 feet.
The length of the largest waves, from I were in the valley Monday, fo r a
crest to crest, I* said to be 900 feet, I short visit.
and It take* 20 seconds for one wave
House f o r Rent— F ive rooms, close
to replace another.
i. Inquire at this offic e .
The tidal wave that followed the
Lisbon earthquake of 1775 was 60 feet
high, and a tidal wave off Peru once
5-acre tract fo r sale, good toil,
lifted a ship clean over a church and plenty water in dry years at low rate,
left It r mile Inland.
well drained, ^ - m i l e from Grants
JESSE L. RICH ARD SO N
Pats on state highway. Land values
Buy Ice from
Central Point Feed Store
How to Keep Brushes
A paint brush can he kppt In per berries. etc.
$1200 cash i f taken
fect condition by placing It. when not soon. Address P. O. Box 173, C en
In nee. In a covered oil-tight tin con tral Point.
taining enough raw linseed oil to cover
the bristle*. A slot Is cut In the lid
with a chisel to take the handle of
the brush, and a nail Inserted In a
hole bored through the brush handle
DANGER ZONE OF SNAKE
holds Ihe brush suspended In the oil.
HAS BEEN DETERMINED.—
—Popular Science Monthly.
"The danger zone about a rattle
snake on a warm day in the
How to Tell Basswood
open extend* In all directions
Basswood can he distinguished from
for a distance equal lo the length
yellow poplar hy the following char
of the snake.” This statement
acteristics : It t* pale creamy brown
la made hy Joseph Dixon In Na
In color, while the heartwood of yel
ture Magazine. With one ex
low poplar usually Is greenish yellow
ception. saya IMxon, "I have
Ish brown In color. Basswood also
not found a rattlesnake that
has a characteristic odor, which Is not
could strike more than half hi*
pronounced, but It I* easily recognized
length nnle»* colled and ready
In whittling the wood, while yellow
to strike." The writer describe»
poplar Is practically odorless.
Ihe exception referred lo : "Up
on being routed out the snake
tried to escape into the open,
How Hay la Measured
but wa* headed off. lie wna a
Measuring hay In the barn depends
Partite rattlesnake and this waa
somewhat upon the kind of hay. Ihe
on the floor of King* Itlver can
depth of the hay and the length of
yon A moment later, when the
time It has been stored It Is safe to
snake waa not railed, but crawl
count approximately 312 cubic feet
Ing along at a lively gait, my
for a abort ron This refers to hay
shadow happened to fall on the
that la well settled.
ground directly |n front of the
now thoroughly angry reptile.
C H R IST IA N CHURCH
Without stopping to rail the
snake doubi.-l quickly hack and
Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching
•truck so violently at my shadow
services I I a. n . and 8 p. m. Christ
that he reached out for nearly
ian Endeavor 7 p. m. Preaching
hi* entire length o f »lightly le»»
services both morning and evening
than 30 Inches. From where I
by the Rev. I. G. Shaw.
Mr*. J. K. Weaver. S. S. Supt.:
was standing I could see. as did
Mr* J. O. Isaacson. Supt. o f P ri
several other*, that not more
mary Dept.; Mr*. A1 Hermanaon.
than four Inches remained on
Supt, o f Cradle Roll Pen t.; Mr*. G.
the ground when it struck at my
C. McAllister. Pres, o f I-adies’ C ir
cle; Bernice Shaw. Pres. C. E .; Mrs.
Warner, Choir Director.
Rev. Shaw. Pastor.
"YO U R
IS GOOD, B U T IT W O N ’T GO IN TH E CASH
Big Reduction in
10 to 20 per cent
BEEBE & K INDLE