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LINN COUNTY AGRICULTURALIST
SWEET HOME, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 20, 1913
Holley School Notes
Danger of Over-Equipment
Clarence L. Morris and Miss Nellie
The Holley public school is pro
The state and Nation have taken
’May Banks, two of our most esti
gressing nicely under the manage
considerable pride in preparing their
mable young people, were united in
marriage Wednesday, November 12
at Albany, Hon. Judge McKnight
officiating. The bride and groom
then went to Eugene for a short
sojourn with friends and returned
Saturday. They will be at home to
their friends after November 20, at
their ranch south of town. Mr.
Morris believing it necessary to have«
his cage ready for the bird in ad
vance, has had his house
complete for some time, ready to
receive his bride.
Their hdst of friends wish them
prosperity and happiness and that
their bark will meet no breakers as
down the stream of time they glide.
Pleasant Valley Items
Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown spent
Tuesday and Wednesday in Leb
Mr. and Mrs. A. Horner were in
Tallman Saturday and, Sunday.
Miss Edna Messenger was a week
end guest in Lebanon.
The new Pleasant Valley road has
just recently been completed and
the engine has been moved over the
Mr. and Mrs. Philippi have been
entertaining the former’s uncle from
the east. While here, he has taken
many short trips through the sur
Don’t forget that the literary so
ciety meets Friday night of this
J. D. Gaines has been visiting his
little son Gleason, who has been
staying with Mr. and Mrs. Horner
for the past two months.
The Pleasant Valley school is run
ning along very successfully thru
the combined efforts of Miss Edna
Messenger and the school board.
The Death Rate During 1912 is Little
More Than Eight in Every
According to the annual report of
the State Board of Health for 1912,
which has just been issued, there
were, during the year, 11,139 births
in the state of Oregon, which is 16.5
fo'r eve.ry thousand inhabitants.
The deaths recorded numbered 5898,
a mortality of 8.8, as estimated
from the United States census of
Commenting on the extraordinari
ly low death rate, Dr. S. C. White,
secretary of the board, says:
“While this rate, to one versed in
statistics would seem impossible,
yet a moment’s reflection will show
that this practically is Correct. Our
census shows that we have 100,OOQ
more men than women in the state;
it further shows that in a large
number of the so-Called frontier
counties there are very few old
people, and, of necessity, very few
that are very young, as the whole
state is populated rather by people
in the very active walks of life ex
cluding both the very old and the
very young. This, added to the
further fact that in none of our
Cities are there any tenement dis
tricts, that our climate is equable;
and there is little suffering from
extreme heat or extreme cold, that
food of every inscription is abund
ant and within reach of almost
everyone, that crowded housing
conditions do not as yet concern us,
while our mountain streams offer
supplies of pure water that need
not be filtered or «treated, will make
for this country a mortality rate
that will always be lower than that
of some of our most favored east
Several people are talking cement
sidewalks. If every hew sidewalk
is of cement construction, the work
will not have to be replaced for
Intermountain Tribune $1,25 a year
Foster, Nov. 26
The Shooting Match will begin
at 9 a. m.
Dinner and Supper at
If you want a turkey for Thanksgiving, this is
the place to get it., Marksmanship will win
ment of Prof. C. L. Malone. The
percent of attendance for last month
was 97; number of pupils neither
absent nor late 23. The children
have avtaken to the fact that this is
a progressive age, and are doing all
they can to improve their school and
make it one of the first schools to
be standardized in the county. Un
der the teacher’s supervision they
have made their school ground one
of the most beautiful in the county.
The school house has also undergone
some slight change, which makes it
much more pleasant and attractive.
A library case has been ordered, to
replace the old one which is much
too small for the large number of
books which the school has at the
present time. Last winter the school
gave a basket supper for the pur
pose of starting a fund to purchase
an organ. The school is now plan
ning on a basket supper to be given
Thanksgiving night for the purpose
of completing the organ fund, at
which the following program will be
•givdn by the school : '
Song. Welcome, sung by school.,
Recitation. The Dressed Turkey,
by Carl Hamilton.
Recitation. Those Old Thanks-
given Days, by Neva Malone.
Recitation. A Helpful Child, by
Dialogue. A Joker in Disgrace,
Song. Old Thanksgiving Days.
Recitation. Turkey and Pie, by
Recitation. Thanksgiving Fable,
Recitation. A Turkey, by Frank
y Dialogue. The Buzzville News,
Recitation. ’A Boys Troubles, by
Song. Hail the Glad Thanksgiv
Recitation. Hair Combing Time,
Dialogue. Beat It, four charact
Recitation. What the Little Shoes
Said, by Lois Hamilton.
Recitation. Naming a Kitten, by
Dialogue. The Stupid Witness,
Recitation. Who Made a Speech,
Recitation. Rocky Nine, by Neal
Dialogue. Grandpa Deans Phono
graph. six characters.
Recitation. An Arithmetic, Leia
Recitation. When Grandma Was
Young, Edith Johnson.
Federal Garrison Surprised by Early Attack
That Forestalls Reinforcement
schools, agricultural and others, for
the best and most complete work,
providing them with everything in
the way of apparatus, tools, machin
ery and the like. This is a righteous
pride, but it can be over-done.
A .well-known educator recently
said to the writer: ’ T believe our
domestic science schools have too
much equipment. My daughter took
a long and very complete course;
but now ¿he is\unable to boil an egg
without a number of delicate instru
ments with which to measure thè
water, put the egg in the water,
take it out again and prepare it for
This is always the danger in any
technical school, and the more
practical the head of the institution
is4 the .more he realized it.
The agricultural school which will
accomplish the most good is the one
which will teach the young man how
to get better results with his old
equipment, or at least with the very
smallest outlay for new materials
Almost anybody, given knowledge,
willingness and energy,can make a
success of farming, provided he has
money enough to buy the choicest
land and equip it with everything to
make it most productive. That is
not a real problem. The real im
portance is to teach farmers of very
modest means how to better their
condition with the means at hand.
And so there is a danger of over
equipping our agricultural colleges.
The .test of their practicability is in
their graduates; can they go back
to the farms of their fathers and do
better than they ever did before,
without spending a small fortune
for new machinery?
There are a tremendous -number
of appliances now on the market,
for use on thè farm. We consider
a large majority of them practical,
useful and advantageous. But no
ordinary farmer can buy them all;
that would require wealth enough
to retire on.
The agricultural school should
teach plainly the necessities. If it
can impart the ability to discrimi
nate it will have paid for itself in
that one thing alone.—Rural Spirit.
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 15.—For the
sixth time in the last three years
Ciudad Juarez charged governments
when 2000 rebels, led by General
Pancho Villa, attacked and captured
the town between 2:30 and 5 o’clock
this morning. Taken completely by
surprise, the federal garrison of ap
proximately 400 men put up a weak
/So unprepared for battle were the
federal defenders that Villa’s troops
actually reached the center of town
before a single shot was fired.
Although an accurate count has
not been completed, it is estimated
that 40 persons were killed in the
fighting. The rebels lost five, men,
the federal dead is estimated at 30
and four or five non-combatents
were killed. Among them was Chas.
Seggerson, of El Paso, an automo
bile driyer, who was on the main
street of Juarez in his automobile.
“No looting” was the order given
by Villa to his men after the town
had surrendered, and not a single
case of theft has been reported.
Guards were placed at downtown
stores with orders to shoot the first
man who attempted to loot.
The rebels took 125 federal prison
ers, 95,000 rounds of ammunition,
two field pieces and two machine
guns—all in addition to an import
ant port of entry and a military
strategic point, i
•General Francisco Castro, com
mander of the Juarez garrison, is
among the missing. It is the gen
eral opinion that he escaped. No
trace of him or his body has been
found. His scabbard, sword and
epaulets were found in his residence
on Juarez avenue, arid General Villa
has them for souvenirs.
El Paso police thought today they
had captured General Castro in El
Paso, but the prisoner proved to be
a Colonel from the Juarez garrison.
He was sent to Fort Bliss a prisoner.
Bullets fell thick in El Paso dur
For Sale or Trade.—I have two
ing the attack, and Lester Burnett,
Jersey male calves, one yearling
a messenger boy, was shot through
and one spring, one good buggy
the hand while walking the streets
and a young mare. -Come and see
me and if you mean business, you
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will riot go home alone. S. J. Moss.
A sum of money was found in
Foster Tuesday. The owner can
Mrs. C. M. Gross of Brownsville have same by describing the find
is the guest of her son, James Put and paying for this notice. •
man and family. Mrs. Gross, who
is a very pleasant lady, has many Drilling the lads and lassies for this
friends in Holly who enjoy visiting purpose requires a great deal of
with her again.
extra time and patience on the
Reason B. Koch has returned teachers part, as well as work for
from his wheat ranch in the Big the pupils and all patrons of educa
Bend country and is making ar tion and better schools should en
rangements to move into his Holly courage them with their presence.
residence in the near future.
All are most cordially invited to
Holly Public school is preparing come spend a pleasant evening.
an excellent program to be given at Don’t forget to bring a basket,
their basket supper / Thanksgiving enjoy the fun and share in the good
night at the Christain church. things.
Clean Wholesome Beds.
Newly refurnished and
painted inside. Tables
are supplied with the
best the market affords
Feed barn in connection,
with the Hotel..............
F. B. K napp ,